Becky Boer

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State of Wonder, Ann Patchett

I’ve said this before, and it’s still true: the more I like a book, the harder it is to review it. I don’t know what it is, exactly, about State of Wonder that I liked so much, but what I do know is that once I started it, I couldn’t put it down, and even when I wasn’t actively reading, I was often thinking about the characters. The characters in this book are interesting and intricate, and not all of them are entirely likeable. I did quite like Marina; she was  ...

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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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