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Weekly Book Club {1.31.18}

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I knocked a couple more books off of my Unread Shelf 2018! This was such a great idea. I’m finding so many books that I forgot I even had!

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Birthquake by B.L. Berry– WARNING: Highly prone to spontaneous fits of delirium, irrational logic and violent, unpredictable mood swings. This individual has been sober, swollen and hungry for the past nine months, so proceed with caution and handle with care. Anything said during the course of labor and delivery should not be taken seriously. Side effects may last up to eighteen years. Please consult your physician should castration occur. And never forget, this is all your fault.

My Rating: 5 Stars

I loved loved loved this book! It was hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud more than one time. The one-liners were often and hysterical. I loved Henley and Jeff as a couple and it was so funny watching them navigate a surprise pregnancy was so much fun. I highly recommend this one!

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This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp– 10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open. 10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting. Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

My Rating: 3 Stars

I have mixed feelings about this book. The premise was great. Telling it from 4 different perspectives was the perfect approach. I should have really enjoyed the story. But it felt too….black and white. The motive, the ending, the good kids versus the evil kid. It was just too singular and lacking in depth. This could have been an amazing story. I had high hopes. I’m not sorry I read it but I would not read it again and I probably won’t read anything else by this author. 

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