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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: As I mentioned in my reviews of Homegoing and Such a Fun Age, I am reading books on different topics this year. One of the topics I chose is race and racism. The Hate U Give by Angie Thoma s has been on my want to read list since the movie came out in 2018. Every time I am looking for a new book I always check my library to see if the ebook is available. In April I was finally able to get my hands on the ebook. I first became interested in this book when I saw a trailer for the movie. Since watching the trailer and reading amazing reviews of the book I knew I wanted to read the book not only so I would understand the movie, but so I could finally say I had read this highly recommended book. Content of the Book: Starr Carter is a sixteen-year old lover of basketball. As a sixteen year old she struggles with her identity as she is living in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy suburban prep school she attends with her siblings.

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand Book Review

Reasons for Reading This Book: As a member of The Readheads podcast book club I am always putting their book recommendations on my to read list. One of the recommended books was Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand. Oddly enough it wasn't the concept of the book that caught my attention it was the title. While working in Boston, MA I visited a used book store. I went in with books that I was looking to buy and this was one of them. Lucky for me they had one copy left. I went into this book with little to no expectations. I knew it was a summery beachy read and was excited to read it during the start of the summer. Content of This Book: Vivian Howe is a Nantucket novelist who has one summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on Earth learn to live without her. Vivi is killed in a hit-and-run while on her morning run. Upon her death she entered the Beyond, where she meets Martha. Vivi is granted one last summer to watch what happens on Earth. She is also given three "nudges

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus was Jackie's choice for the month of October. Jackie is the host of The Readheads Podcast Book Club. This is a monthly podcast book club that I have been apart of since it was established in 2020. I love getting to hear the thoughts of the hosts each month.  Content of the Book: Elizabeth Zott is a chemist but is much more than meets the eye. She is not only beautiful but also extremely smart, confident, strong, and not afraid to beat to her own drum. Elizabeth is one of the only female chemists working at Hastings Research Institute. She is viewed as different by everyone there. It's there that she meet Nobel-Prize nominated chemist Calvin Evans. Calvin who falls in love with Elizabeth is described as a loner, grudge holder, and extremely brilliant. Fast forward a few years and Elizabeth is now a single-mother working as the host of the most watched cooking show, Supper at Six . With Elizabeth's ways of