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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: Over the last couple of years I have seen The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett in almost every bookstore I have entered. The cover is very captivating. Recently I thought about it again and decided to look at the description of the book to see if I would be interested in reading it. The description mentioned that two of the main characters were female twins, after I read that I knew I had to read it. If you did not know I have a twin sister and have read a number of books about twins over the years. It has been awhile since I read one and the rest of the description interested me so I checked it out from the library. Content of This Book: The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, Southern Black community and running away at age 16, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, o

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: On the book and reading social media accounts that I follow I saw the cover of Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult circling around a while back and when I saw it at the local book sale I picked it up. I have had it on the shelf for months now and chose to read it to check it off my list, because I was traveling and did not want to take a library book with me and to be honest because I was too exhausted to think about looking, choosing, and picking up another book from the library. With this book I did not read the summary and had no idea what it was about when I started reading it. I dove, pun intended, head first into it.   Content of This Book: Diana has always had a plan for her life and has never really straid from it until she becomes stranded on the Glapolos Islands during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Back in New York City her boyfriend has left his role as a surgical resident to meet the demand of COVID patients in the ICU. He’s stuck in the thick of the