Review: Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens

We follow the story of Kya, known as “the Marsh Girl”, from 1952 to the present day. After being abandoned by every member of her family as a very young child, she lives in solitude in a shack in the North Carolina Marshes. Only a select few people make an attempt to get to know her: some with honest intentions and some seeking their own gain.

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Best Book of 2019: What to Read

Throughout the year, I have been awarding books with my Best Book Award if they receive a five-star rating from me. In order to receive a five-star rating, it needs to be an incredible book that leaves me with nothing bad to say. I have read many outstanding books this year, but a few have stuck in my head and really made a lasting impression. It was hard to pick my favorite book of the year, but here is the winner and a few that almost made the cut.

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Review: Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak

Stella is beautiful and rich. Violet is smart, but from a rough and poor family. Somehow they become friends, each with their role in the friendship: Violet riding on the coattails of Stella. But when Violet starts to get hard-earned success, jealousy flips the other way.

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Review: Verity | Colleen Hoover

When the author Verity is severely injured, her husband offers Lowen, a broke, but talented writer, a sum of money she can’t refuse. As part of the process, Lowen has to go through Verity’s home office with years of notes and outlines. She discovers horrifying secrets that could put her life at risk.

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