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My go-to reading genres are sci-fi/ fantasy, literary fiction, mystery thrillers and a bit of science/real world phenomena. I also really enjoy fictional conspiracy type stories.

Favorite Genres: Sci-fi/Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thrillers, and Sciencs/Real World phenomena

5 Most Recent Books:

A Higher Loyalty - James Comey The Cabin at the End of the World The Death of Mrs. Westaway The Cruel Prince Scythe

5 Favorite Books:

Annihilation Series Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore A Man Called Ove Behind Closed Doore Sharp Objects
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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250192455
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 17th, 2018

"Not knowing anything about James Comey except for his title of ex-Director of the FBI and his involvement in the recent election, after reading A Higher Loyalty I have a better understanding of who he is as a person. I learned about his childhood issues and accomplishments, which shaped who he is as an adult and how he handled very intense and sensitive information and situations in his roles as a lawyer and the Director of the FBI Director. His writing was effortless and the narrative was easy to follow and understand. I enjoyed learning about his opinions on various issues over the course of his careers and how they differed from the perception that the media created about him. Much of what is discussed in the book is readily available due to the media’s coverage, but it was refreshing to hear directly from the source about so many topics that you never truly get the full story. Regardless of your political standing, this book is informative, easy to read, and gives you a clear picture on one mans involved stance on current events that continue to shape our society today."--Reviewed by Sallie


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The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062679109
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Published: William Morrow - June 26th, 2018

"A little girl and her 2 fathers are staying at a cabin in the middle of nowhere, off the beaten track, minding their own business, when they are approached by 4 strangers with an awful choice they force on this family. What ensues is a journey you have to read to believe, but along the way, you’re challenged as to who to believe and what to believe is really happening. Thankfully, author Tremblay doesn’t make you wait long. What I can tell you is that whatever you thought about this book – you probably aren’t even close. I know I wasn’t. I was NOT expecting to cry, I was NOT expecting
to be so engrossed that I would read the entire novel in one sitting. The journey these characters go through is raw and it’s hard to read. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s not overly graphic, either. Many times during the course of reading this novel did I look up and think, “What in the actual hell am I reading?” If you’re looking for a perplexing read that you’ll race through to figure out, this is the novel for you."--Reviewed by Sallie


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The Death of Mrs. Westaway Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781501156212
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 29th, 2018

"Ruth Ware’s 4th thriller/mystery is just as quizzical and nail-biting as her other books. We’re introduced to Harriet, Hal for short, who lives by herself in Brighton, who’s not doing so well on her own after her mother was killed in a hit and run 3 years prior. Being only 21, Hal had to step into her mother’s shoes as a tarot reader/psychic in order to make ends meet and she’s taken by surprise when an inheritance letter arrives, just when she needs it (money) the most. But the grandmother who passed away isn’t her grandmother...even though they share the same common last name, Westaway. Maybe there’s another Harriot out there who it was meant for? Hal makes a very difficult decision to con her way through this inheritance deal which ends up sucking her into a complicated relationship of the real Westaway family. This story has all the makings of a good thriller, and plot thickens as Hal rushes to find out the mystery before she’s found out herself. Even if you haven’t read any of Ware’s previous books, this is one you NEED to check out."--Reviewed by Sallie


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Annihilation: A Novel: Movie Tie-In Edition (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374537159
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - February 13th, 2018

One of Sallie's 5 Favorite Books


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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520221
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Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2018

"I Am, I Am, I Am is a breathtaking memoir about 17 moments in O’Farrell life that almost caused her death. There is no linear timeline to the stories.  They are not in order of when they happened. You can pick up anywhere and each tale reads like its own short story. In one of the tales, the author explains that she is writing these stories for her children who may run into the same issues that she has had her whole life, and hopes to help guide them when they have similar experiences. She details each of these 17 times in her life, elegantly and honestly, in a way that makes you think about similar situations that you’ve experienced and how easy and quick life passes by. Some of the stories make you sad, make you feel helpless as she details emotional roller coaster rides, while others are exhilarating and striking and make you hold your breath to see what happens next. As Maggie is already a published author of literary fiction, it’s no wonder that her elegant writing sweeps you into her life and stays with you long after you’ve finished reading."--Reviewed by Sallie


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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781616207434
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 30th, 2018

Recommended by Sallie


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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316310277
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

Recommended by Sallie


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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

Recommended by Sallie


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Behind Closed Doors: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250132369
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 3rd, 2017

One of Sallie's 5 Favorite Books


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This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452150185
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 2nd, 2017

"This delightfully colorful and informative picture book takes the reader inside the life of seven kids in different countries between the age of 7 and 11. We get to see illustrations of their families, their meals, their homes, their commutes, their schools, their experiences and the side by side comparisons really help illuminate how beautifully different and how familiar all of their lives are to each other. The cultures of each of these kids shine bright through the pages as we get a glimpse into their daily routines and learn ‘how they do it.’"--Reviewed by Sallie


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A Man Called Ove: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

One of Sallie's 5 Favorite Books


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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

One of Sallie's 5 Favorite Books


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Sharp Objects: A Novel Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780307341556
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Published: Broadway Books - July 31st, 2007

One of Sallie's 5 Favorite Books


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