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Sugar Run by Mesha Maren

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: abuse, tragic childhood, prison, drug usage, death. Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars Review: I initially requested this novel on NetGalley and was denied, but I thought it sounded like an interesting concept… Read More ›

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Southernmost by Silas House

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: LGBTQ, prejudice, religion, kidnapping, divorce. Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars Review: Local Kentucky author Silas House is considered a treasure to the area. Being relatively new, I didn’t know much about him… Read More ›

A Night With Silas House & Friends

Silas House is a local Kentucky author whose latest release, Southernmost, happened to be a local church group’s book club pick. For their group discussion, a quick pop-up event was held in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard in… Read More ›

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: race and racism, women’s rights. Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars Review: I have heard that Kidd is an author you just have to read, but being as my reading time is a… Read More ›

Daughters of the Dragon by William Andrew

Trigger warning: the following book and book review involves crime, murder, rape, and abuse. Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars Review: I love reading about different cultures, so when I was starting my kindle collection, I downloaded this for free, thinking it… Read More ›

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: poverty, cultural issues. Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars Review: For book club’s September read, we decided to read something in honor of Hispanic History Month, with the poll results landing on I… Read More ›

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Trigger Warning: This novel and it’s review contain descriptions of and mention the following topics: physical abuse, mental abuse, rape, depression, suicide, mental illness, death. Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars Year Published: 1985 Review: Published in 1985, Atwood’s classic novel is… Read More ›

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: abuse, sex, human trafficking, violence, war. Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars Review: This book is another that has sat on my bookshelf but never been read. I’d seen the movie a few… Read More ›

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