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Roar by Cecelia Ahern, Part 7

I’m slowly making my way through the short stories in this collection.

Published: 2018 in the UK, 2019 in the US

“The Woman Who Blew Away”

Length: 6 pages

Short summary: A woman only concerned with her image on social media becomes such an airhead she floats away

“The Woman Who Had a Strong Suit

Length: 10 pages

Short summary: A woman shows her perseverance looking for an outfit that makes her strong

“The Woman Who Spoke Woman

Length: 9 pages

Short summary: A woman disguises herself as a man to be part of the Cabinet in the government Continue reading

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I desperately needed a book at the airport. We were flying to New Orleans and I had left my Kindle at home accidentally. There was no way I was going to make it that long without a book. Off to the airport bookstore I went. I picked up this book because I had heard The Modern Mrs. Darcy talk about it. I needed to pick something I wouldn’t be disappointed in since it was all I would have for a few hours. Luckily, I made a good choice.

Published: 2017

Genre: fiction

Length: 390 pages

Setting: Glasgow, Scotland, in the last decade

Font: Sabon LT Std and Bulmer

Summary: Short version: Eleanor’s life improves when she becomes friends with Raymond Continue reading

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White Bird by R. J. Palacio

This is a graphic novel I saw at the library. I picked it up because it was a Wonder story, and we highly enjoyed reading Wonder.

Published: 2019

Genre: YA historical fiction graphic novel

Length: 204 pages

Setting: except for a brief beginning and ending set in present day U.S., it’s set in late 1930s-mid 1940s France

Summary: Short version: The life of Rose, a Jewish girl, surviving Nazi-occupied France during WWII Continue reading

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Roar by Cecelia Ahern, Part 6

I’m slowly making my way through the short stories in this collection.

Published: 2018 in the UK, 2019 in the US

“The Woman Who Was a Featherbrain

Length: 10 pages

Setting: a doctor’s office

Short summary: A woman focuses too much of her attention on her family and not enough on herself

“The Woman Who Wore Her Heart on Her Sleeve”

Length: 7 pages

Setting: a generic city

Short summary: A medical condition lead to a woman being unable to hide her true feelings

“The Woman Who Wore Pink

Length: 19 pages

Setting: a generic city

Short summary: A woman’s daughter reminds her that people are more than their genitalia Continue reading

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Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Mr. Curiosity picked this one up from the library. We went to a different library branch, so had to peruse the graphic novels and bring home lots of books that looked interesting.

Published: 2011

Genre: YA ghost story graphic novel

Length: 221 pages

Setting: a random U.S. city, present day

Summary: Short version: Anya meets a ghost who seems helpful, until she’s not Continue reading

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Roar by Cecelia Ahern, Part 5

I’m slowly making my way through the short stories in this collection.

Published: 2018 in the UK, 2019 in the US

“The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged Her Husband

Length: 17 pages

Setting: generic suburbs

Short summary: A 60-year old woman regrets her decisions to return her husband of decades to the shop where she bought him

“The Woman Who Lost Her Common Sense”

Length: 7 pages

Setting: a generic city

Short summary: A woman going through a divorce realizes she hasn’t lost her common sense, it’s just been warped a bit

“The Woman Who Walked in Her Husband’s Shoes

Length: 10 pages

Setting: a generic city

Summary: A woman is transformed into her husband whenever she puts on her husband’s shoes. Continue reading

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The Line Tender by Kate Allen

I saw this book reviewed somewhere in my readings and immediately put it on hold. I was drawn in by the marine biologist mother. I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was a child. I decided to get a masters in fisheries because there’s more options with freshwater than saltwater, but I’m still drawn to all things ocean.

Published: 2019

Genre: middle grade fiction

Length: 371 pages

Setting: Cape Cod, Massachusetts, it felt like the 1990s (no cell phones)

Summary: Short version: Lucy looks into her mom’s research to deal with her friend’s death Continue reading

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