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10 September Books PicMonkey collage
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10 September Books Worth Anticipating

Through websites like Goodreads, NetGalley and Edelweiss, I get a bit of a sneak peek at some of the biggest titles set for release in upcoming months. Here are ten of the books being published this September that I’m most look...
 
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Photo credit: Mia5793 [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo credit: Mia5793 [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.

A Freelance Book Reviewer’s Reflections

At the end of July 2013, I left my job as a library assistant to set up as a freelance book reviewer. For just over a year, then, I’ve been writing reviews and other book-related articles on a self-employed basis. My one-year a...
 
 
What Should I Read Next
 
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Friendship Emily Gould image
Friendship Emily Gould image

Review: Friendship by Emily Gould

For your summer reading pleasure, here’s a perfect book to take to the beach, on the train, or to the doctor’s office: Friendship by Emily Gould. It’s just right if you’re a 30-year-old woman, like me and like Gould’s main char...

 
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10 August Books PicMonkey collage
10 August Books PicMonkey collage

10 August Books Worth Anticipating

Through websites like Goodreads, NetGalley and Edelweiss, I get a bit of a sneak peek at some of the biggest titles set for release in upcoming months. Here are ten of the books being published this August that I’m most looking...
 
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10 July Books PicMonkey Collage
10 July Books PicMonkey Collage

10 July Books Worth Anticipating

Through websites like Goodreads, NetGalley and Edelweiss, I get a bit of a sneak peek at some of the biggest titles set for release in upcoming months. Here are ten of the books being published this July (mostly novels this tim...

 
 
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Unforgettable featured image
Unforgettable featured image

Review: Unforgettable by Paulette Alden

Miriam Batson, the protagonist of these nine short stories, first appeared in Paulette Alden’s previous collection, Feeding the Eagles (1988). Like Alden herself, Miriam is a writer and sometime college professor based in Minne...
 
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10 June Books collage
10 June Books collage

10 June Books Worth Anticipating

Through websites like Goodreads, NetGalley and Edelweiss, I get a bit of a sneak peek at some of the biggest titles set for release in upcoming months. Here are ten of the books being published this June that I’m most looking f...
 
 
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Snow in May featured
Snow in May featured

Review: Snow in May by Kseniya Melnik

Kseniya Melnik grew up in Magadan, Russia but moved to Alaska at age 15. In her debut short story collection, Snow in May, she reflects on the past half-century of Russian history through the experiences of ordinary people copi...

 
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May 2014 books PicMonkey Collage
May 2014 books PicMonkey Collage

May 2014 Books Worth Anticipating

Through websites like Goodreads, NetGalley and Edelweiss, I get a bit of an advanced look at some of the biggest titles set for release in upcoming months. Here’s a sneak peek of the ten May 2014 books I’m most looking forward ...
 
 
What Should I Read Next
 
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collector of lost things auk
collector of lost things auk

The Collector of Lost Things by Jeremy Page

As The Collector of Lost Things opens, it is 1845 and English naturalist Eliot Saxby has set out on Captain Sykes’s Arctic-bound vessel to search for the last remaining traces of the great auk, a bird presumed extinct. His patr...