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The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton and Laura Love Hardin Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: One of my favorite book Instagram accounts to follow and take recommendations from is @halpreads . Emily Halp runs this amazing account. Whenever I am looking for a new book to read I turn to her account for recommendations. While on her account I came across her 5 star review of The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin . I read the description of the book and knew I had to read it. I picked up a copy of it from the library the first week of April and finished it in 7 days.  Content of This Book: In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. At only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. As a poor black man in the South, the judicial system was not on his side and he was sentenced to death by electrocution. His first three years on Death Row were at Holman State Pri

Big Swiss by Jen Beagin Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: Big Swiss by Jen Beagin was chosen as the April 2023 book for the Readhead podcast book club. This is a monthly podcast book club that I have participated in since it was created. My first impression of this book was oh no. Why? Because the library did not have a copy and it was so new there were not many reviews for it when I first started reading it. I try as hard as I can to not buy books in an effort to save money, but when it comes to my dedication to the Readheads I will buy the book. I started reading this book the day after it was announced so I sat with it for 3 weeks before the podcast episode dropped. I am writing this review after listening to the episode.   Content of This Book: Greta is a single 45 year old who has just moved to a new Hudson, New York where she works as a transcriber for a sex therapist. She moved into a 300 year old house with her friend Sabine who is the town’s fly on the wall and weed supplier. Greta falls in love with a