2020: #36 – The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (Katarina Bivald)

This book is what I would put in the category of “gentle reads”. Nothing particularly bad happens here, unless you count the death of Amy, Sara’s penpal. But that death happens off screen and before Sara arrives, so you have no emotional connection to her at the beginning of the story. So what you really have is the story of a small town and its

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2019: #35 – Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens)

I thought this was a solid read that was maybe a bit over-hyped. Also, if you have difficulty reading about abused children, this may not be for you. The story starts out in 1952 with 6-year-old Kya watching her mother walk away, never to return. Before long, the rest of her siblings follow, escaping the wrath of their ne’er-do-well drunkard father. Kya is abandoned by

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