2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 3 books toward her goal of 245 books.
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Excerpt: So Happy Together by Deborah K. Shepherd

About the Book
When Carolyn Mills flees her unhappy childhood to attend the University of Arizona, she meets Peter MacKinley accidentally, but they connect immediately—in the ending-each-other’s-sentences way. Caro is bright, vivacious, and a gifted writer. Peter is kind, quiet, and shows tremendous talent as an actor. They balance each other and are soon inseparable, sharing their love of classic movies, 19-cent bean burritos at Taco Bell, and even painful memories. Caro falls hard. She believes Peter is her everything, and Peter hopes he can be. Continue reading Excerpt: So Happy Together by Deborah K. Shepherd

Book Review: Maniac: The Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer by Harold Schechter

Oh my goodness but this was an engaging and disturbing story!

It was May 18, 1927. The school day started out normally – the school was beautiful and ahead of its time, as was the marvelous (relatively) new the principal, and the children were delighted that it was the last day of school. But for dozens of children and adults alike, the day would indeed be their last – and for the rest of the community, and the country, life would never be the same. For there was, indeed, a maniac in the small community of Bath, Michigan and on that otherwise ordinary morning, he sought his own paranoid, insane version of revenge on the town – and school – that he felt had done him wrong… Continue reading Book Review: Maniac: The Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer by Harold Schechter

Excerpt: Just Get Home by Bridget Foley

About the Book

When the Big One earthquake hits LA, a single mother and a teen in the foster system are brought together by their circumstances and an act of violence in order to survive the wrecked streets of the city, working together to just get home. Continue reading Excerpt: Just Get Home by Bridget Foley

Excerpt: Just My Luck by Adele Parks

About the Book

Adele Parks has brought her #1 Sunday Times sensation, JUST MY LUCK (MIRA Trade Paperback; April 6, 2021; $17.99) to the US! 

Be careful what you wish for…  Continue reading Excerpt: Just My Luck by Adele Parks

Book Review: Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson

Oh my goodness but Jenny Lawson has the most amazing way of telling a story… Whether you’re reading her deeply personal thoughts on her struggles with physical and mental illness, her righteous indignation at the behavior in of insurance companies, or the hysterical interactions between her and her long-suffering husband Victor you can’t help but be drawn to this woman… Continue reading Book Review: Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson