Genre: Contemporary

Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Okay, so to understand why I picked this up and why it was so poignant for me, I have to get really personal for a minute. My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which has spread to his bone, brain, and kidneys; he recently stopped chemo and was given 3-6 weeks to live. I’ve been looking for books dealing with loss, and this one popped up in my search a few times and I passed it by because, […]

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Review: Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Review: Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The world is not tame. I needed this SO BAD when I picked it up, without even realizing it. Let’s face it, the world sucks right now and shit is rough. This book’s “appreciate what you have because one day you may not have it” message was something I desperately needed right now. Not to mention I’ve been in a horrible reading slump since everything started happening, and with my own personal issues added on top of it all, I […]

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Mini Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Mini Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

I confess I may have waited a bit too long to write this review. I’ve already forgotten a lot of the book >.< I’m not the biggest contemporary fan, but every once in a while I need a cute and fluffy book to give me a break from the fantasy I usually stick to. And this one totally worked! It was adorable, and I enjoyed the banter between the main characters. I am also a fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope! […]

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Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” – Milton This book didn’t get to me as much as I’d hoped it would. I didn’t cry while reading it – there were a few quotes that hit me really hard, but I didn’t actually get choked up until I read the author’s note. The book itself fell a bit flat for me, which makes me really sad. I felt […]

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Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

This book is a bit hard for me to review, because I had some pretty mixed feelings about it. First of all, I absolutely LOVED the dogs and the search and rescue aspect, that was definitely the selling point! I love animals in stories, and the dogs were a forefront in this one. I also really loved the wilderness setting – it actually reminded me hardcore of Homeward Bound! But, if you remove those two elements that I was quite […]

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Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow. What a powerful story! This book absolutely broke my heart, and I felt so angry and indignant for the things that Shirin had to go through. This book is definitely important, and one that I think everyone should read! I hated the pathetic, soul-sucking effort it took to finally make a single friend brave enough to sit next to me in public. Coming from a place of privilege, it’s hard to ever imagine what going through these things would […]

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