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Coming Up This Month: August 2017

Hello, everyone! As we start into this new month, I wanted to give a sneak peak into what's to come. This month is a great lineup of books including two five star books out of eight and three others that got scores of either four or four and a half. These books, for the most part, were chosen from randomly perusing the shelves at my local library and bookstore, pulling books that caught my eyes. I found great books this way, but inevitably, wound up with a few I didn't love. This helped me find books I'd never heard of before. Despite it being a leap of faith, it was fun to explore what the library had to offer. If you want to read, but don't have a book in mind, this is a great solution (or you could take inspiration from the articles here). Also, this month features many books with mental health themes executed very well.
As for fun things beyond reviews, there might be a short story or two I might be able to bring to all of you. I love sharing my stories and poetry,…

Standout Book: Dream Things True

Hello, everyone! This week is going to be a bit different than my normal weekly posts, but I think you will like it. I recently read the novel Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt, and on my normal posting schedule, I wouldn't have been able to share about this book until a much later date, well over a month from now. I felt that this was such an important and topical issue I wanted to spread the word about this phenomenal and impactful read now. While the issues the book confronts will most definitely not get resolved before it would have gotten posted, I think it is important to share the messages of empathy and understanding as loud and as soon as possible. I also wanted to give this book a chance to be spotlighted without other books in the article. These Standout Book articles will be less common as I've started tagging my five star reviews with Standout Book within the original article. If you want a list of five star book containing articles you can click on the sideba…