What’s on My Bookshelf? | Book Recommendations

I recently was shuffling around my bookshelf, updating the books based on my current reading interests. I thought it may be interesting to share, perhaps recommend, and pass along these books!

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Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury – Book Review [Spoiler Free]

Dandelion Wine is the perfect summer read. Ray Bradbury creates an atmosphere nostalgic for long summer days in the Midwest, reminding the reader all the joy and sorrow of being twelve and truly realizing your alive and realizing you too must die one day.

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Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (Book Review)

I read Ender’s Game for the first time many years ago, but after rereading it a few years later, I remembered how much I loved the novel. Since then, I’ve reread it twice, each time only increasing my love of the book. I never ventured further into the series, though. Part of me was afraid that the other books in the series wouldn’t be able to live up to the first book. But this summer, I decided I would finally read the next book—a decision I do not regret.

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Why I Re-read and Why You Should Too

I had a friend tell me once that she reread books—or at least was willing to reread a book so we could read through it together. The idea completely surprised me. Why would I read a book I’d already read? It made no sense.

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Book Review: May Day by Gretchen Marquette

Overview

May Day is an intimate examination of the narrator’s life. Gretchen Marquette takes events in her life, finds the larger, abstract part of the human condition the event relates to, and focuses on big issues that all humans can relate to like love and loss.

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