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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. When I finally put the book down, I had to sleep with the bathroom...

Mad About Books: Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

Mad About Books: ‘Full Disclosure’ by Camryn Garrett

Hannah Donahue April 21, 2020

When I first started reading this book, I was expecting it to be a little hokey and cheesy, another stereotypical young adult novel. While there was definitely some of that general corny feeling...

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...

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...

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

Before I start this review I want to put a trigger warning in: This book contains a lot of talk about sexual assault, rape and substance abuse.   “The Way I Used to Be” by Amber Smith...

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. She believed she could age people...

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. Yoon is a National Book Award finalist,...

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. This is Reid’s debut novel and it just came out on Dec. 31, 2019. It was also nominated...

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. Published...

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. The first one will be “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates,...

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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