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Every Bitter Thing is Sweet

I really struggled connecting with the author of the book. Then I realized that I just didn’t care for her “poetic” style; reminded me a bit of Ann Voskamp, which I didn’t care for. Putting the style of the book aside, I thought the content was really good. She shares about incredibly deep and personal […]

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Wild

I didn’t know a lot about this book on the outset of reading it. I knew it was about a young woman who decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail after the death of her mother in order to “find herself”. I was taken a little off-guard at how Strayed was unashamed at most of […]

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Macbeth

I began reading this book to mark off another “classic” that I haven’t read. I found this to be a very typical Shakespeare — tragic, murderous, and people with highly questionable morals. Not to say I didn’t enjoy it, but it wasn’t a favorite. Find in Catalog

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Rooms

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! Oftentimes, Christian fiction lets me down a bit, but Rubart did a wonderful job developing his characters and providing an interesting, thought provoking story. I was most intrigued by the development of Micah and the voice in the room. Find in Catalog

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Obedience

A convent is closing down in France and Sister Bernard is placed in an assisted living facility at age 93. Intermittent flashbacks to the 1940s in occupied France depict Sr. Bernard’s relationship with a German soldier. Although it’s not explicitly stated, we get the idea that Sr. Bernard is developmentally delayed, perhaps Down’s Syndrome. She […]

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