Becky Boer

Reviews

Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

Over the weekend, we spent some time sitting at the beach reading. I always love an opportunity to sit outdoors and read, and when we go somewhere like Willows Beach, despite there being massive amounts of people there, it’s always less distracting than I expect it to be. Over the weekend, we spent some time sitting at the beach reading. I always love an opportunity to sit outdoors and read, and when we go somewhere like Willows Beach, despite there being massive amounts of people  ...

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Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton

Social Creature, by Tara Isabella Burton, earned four stars from me. (Spoilers below) I usually rate books based on how much I enjoyed them, with some consideration given to writing quality, and so on. Let’s be serious; I probably wouldn’t give a Danielle Steel novel four or five stars. Most of hers would fall into a three for me, because they keep my interest and I always enjoy them, but stars come off for what I find seems to be a complete lack of editing that goes into her  ...

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Quotes

The Dreamers, Karen Thompson Walker

“And so, maybe, in a way, Ben can see what’s coming: His girl will love and be loved. She will suffer, and she will cause suffering. She will be known and unknown. She will be content and discontented. She will sometimes be lonely and sometimes less so. She will dream and be dreamed of. She will grieve and be grieved for. She will struggle and triumph and fail. There will be days of spectacular beauty, sublime and unearned. There will be moments of rapture. She will sometimes feel afraid.  ...

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Thoughts

2018 – My Year in Books

I have definitely read some great books this year; there’s no doubt about that. At the beginning of the year, I set out to complete the Popsugar Reading Challenge as well as the BookRiot Read Harder Challenge, and I set my Goodreads goal at 85 books (10 more than last year). As of today, December 13, I’m one book away from meeting my Goodreads goal. I didn’t finish the Popsugar and Bookriot challenges (I’m off by about 4 books, but I chose not to complete those  ...

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