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Mad about books: In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Mad about books: ‘In A Dark Dark Wood’ by Ruth Ware

Hannah Donahue April 29, 2020
WARNING: Do not read this book at night because I couldn’t put it down and when a roommate came into my room I jumped a foot in the air.
Mad About Books: Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

Mad About Books: ‘Full Disclosure’ by Camryn Garrett

Hannah Donahue April 21, 2020
'Full Disclosure' by Camryn Garrett is an informative read that displays representation throughout its pages
Mad about books: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

Mad about books: ‘The Girl with the Louding Voice’ by Abi Daré

Hannah Donahue April 10, 2020
Adunni is a 14-year-old Nigerian girl who wants nothing more than an education. Her mother once told her that getting an education can give her a “louding voice,” or the ability to speak up for herself and make herself heard.
Mad about books: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Mad about books: ‘The Wife Between Us’ by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Hannah Donahue April 4, 2020
“The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen quickly became one of my favorite books, especially after part one. I would highly recommend listening to this through an audiobook because the back and forth of Vanessa and Nellie is done especially well and adds another layer to the story itself (although that definitely stands on its own).
Mad about books: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

Mad about books: ‘Things in Jars’ by Jess Kidd

Hannah Donahue March 27, 2020

I usually love reading stories that are based in reality, but sometimes I need a little change. This week I read “Things in Jars” by Jess Kidd, which blends historical fiction and fantasy together...

Mad About Books: ‘The Way I Used to Be’ by Amber Smith

Mad About Books: ‘The Way I Used to Be’ by Amber Smith

Hannah Donahue March 12, 2020
“The Way I Used to Be” by Amber Smith follows Eden, a young girl just about to go into high school. She has always been a good daughter, a good student, a good friend.
Mad about books: ‘The Great Pretender’ by Susannah Cahalan

Mad about books: ‘The Great Pretender’ by Susannah Cahalan

Hannah Donahue March 5, 2020
Susannah Cahalan, known for her memoir “Brain on Fire,” had a brush with psychosis when she developed a rare autoimmune disorder, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.
Mad about books: Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Mad about books: ‘Everything, Everything’ and ‘The Sun is Also a Star’ by Nicola Yoon

Hannah Donahue February 27, 2020
For the last book showcasing black authors during Black History Month, I chose to look at Nicola Yoon, who has written two of my favorite young adult (YA) books.

Mad About Books: ‘Such a Fun Age’ by Kiley Reid

Hannah Donahue February 20, 2020
Reece Witherspoon’s Book Club has never steered me wrong, and “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid is no exception.

Mad About Books: “Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams

Hannah Donahue February 13, 2020
In her debut novel, “Queenie,” Candice Carty-Williams tells the story of 25-year-old Queenie Jenkins, a black woman trying to navigate her life in London after a devastating breakup.
Mad about books: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Mad about books: ‘The Water Dancer’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hannah Donahue February 6, 2020
Because February is Black History Month, we’ll look at African American authors, both well-known and obscure, throughout the month.
Mad about books: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Mad about books: ‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides

Hannah Donahue December 5, 2019

Alicia Berenson was a famous painter, living in a gorgeous house with her loving, fashion photographer husband. Everyone from the outside couldn’t see anything wrong with her life, which is why...

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