One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul + August’s Book Reveal

Every single time I sit down to write one of these book reviews (and I've written, like, 13 by now?) I think, "Oh, but I don't know how to do this." I open up this blank word document and my brain, as it does when faced with any kind of expectation, goes into primate mode. …

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Three Wishes by Laine Moriarty + July Virtual Book Club Selection

I’ve had such a limited amount of spare brain space this month that I wondered if I’d even get around to reading this month’s Virtual Book Club selection. So I put it off and put it off and put it off. One day, when I was so tired of packing things into boxes, I just …

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn + June Virtual Book Club Selection

“Who wants to die? Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It's growing out of sour earth. And it's strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong. My children will be strong that way.” …

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The Handmaids Tale + April Virtual Book Club Selection

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wonder if the universe is conspiring to keep you from doing something even though you don’t even believe in stuff like “the universe conspiring” but so much has gone wrong that there’s got to be more than coincidence at play? Was that just me just …

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Virtual Book Club: “Heartburn” by Nora Ephron

Heartburn is a story about heartache. The story takes place over the course of a few weeks starting when Rachel—our main character, is seven months pregnant with her second child. She talks about how the worst part of pregnancy has been the heartburn. We talk about heartburn in the medical sense and the metaphorical sense. …

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