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Say Nothing

Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe (2019) – Nonfiction 4/5 I judged a book by it’s cover. I saw the ominous picture, the phrase “a true story of murder ”, and high reviews and I hit buy. In my mind, for whatever reason, I assumed this was a book about a serial killer in Ireland.…

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The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (2019) – Fiction 4.5/5 While labeled fiction, this story is only about fictionalized character. It is not about a fictionalized place. The Nickel School, where main characters Elwood and Turner have been sent to be “reformed” is based on an actual school that existed and operated in Marianna, Florida…

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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (1990) – Fiction 5/5 I was first introduced to Jurassic Park the movie in the late 1990s. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie came out in 1993 when I was only a year old. My dad, who has always loved the movie, videotaped it when it started to air on…

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Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (2017) – Nonfiction  4.5/5 Nonfiction may not be your cup of tea, but sometimes there is nothing more engaging than history. The book you want is Killers of the Flower Moon. At 352 pages, it reads quickly. Writing nonfiction and not sounding like a textbook is difficult…

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