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The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential by Wim Hof - Book Review

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By Wim Hof, PhD Epel, Elissa (Introduction by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781683644095
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Published: Sounds True - October 20th, 2020

An incredible book that might just change your life, but at the least your outlook. We get the backstory and amazing journey of the Iceman, Wim Hof, and also all the science behind his unique method. Hof lays out the guidelines for us all to take on a daily practice that will bring us happiness, health and strength. Driven by a desire to give everyone the tools to realise our best selves, this book is inspiring, compelling and motivating. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780062683250
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 22nd, 2020

A whirlwind ride through an alternate 1980’s London, full of monsters, myths and world-saving booksellers! What more could you possibly want? Susan’s adventure begins when she tries to find out who her father is, her mother seems hazy on the details, and the more she digs, the more danger she finds herself in. Enter said booksellers, the left-handed kind are the fighters, and the right-handed are the thinkers, and together they must all stand to save the world from ending. So fun! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

On the eve of a marriage Adeline does not want, she cries out to the darkness for a different life, and makes an unbreakable deal with the being that lives in its shadows. The bargain requires her to live forever, but also to be forgotten by anyone she meets or has ever known. Condemned to a long, lonely life she wants to give in many times, until one day she hears the words she has longed for “I remember you, Addie LaRue”. This is a stunning novel that you will not be able to put down, and a world you will not want to leave, or forget so easily. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Bear Necessity: A Novel by James Gould-Bourn - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982128296
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Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020

Charming novel about a father and son navigating their way through a profound loss, that of Danny’s wife, Will’s mother. Will has not spoken since it happened, and Danny doesn’t know how to bring him back out of his defensive shell. Although, both tender and heartwarming, this novel also has all the laughs, especially after Danny loses his job, and out of desperation takes to the streets as a dancing panda bear in order to make a living, pair that with a dodgy landlord who wants to evict them, and an upcoming “Battle of the Street Performers” prize to win, you’ll be turning pages quicker than Danny’s dancing feet to see what happens next. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Switch: A Novel by Beth O'Leary - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250769862
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 18th, 2020

Completely adorable new novel from the author The Flatshare. A story of two Eileens, grandmother and granddaughter who find themselves stagnant in their lives and needing a change of pace, so they decide to switch lives. Eileen, 79 years old, moves to London and joins a dating app and Leena moves to a sleepy Yorkshire town in the Dales, and finds herself going to neighborhood watch meetings, and organizing village fetes. They both find themselves connecting with people of different ages to their own, and become the better for it. An endearing novel full of laughs and some tears, that reminds us of the importance of community, and human connection. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982120696
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 28th, 2020

What an incredible book, and one that will haunt you forever. Beautifully written, interwoven with natural history, research, and philosophy on the lives of whales, but also, on so much more. Through learning about these tremendous creatures, we learn so much about ourselves too, and our relationship with, and place in, this world we inhabit. There is so much beauty in the life of a whale, and yet so much sadness from the polluted world we make them live in, but this is true for us too. This book will make you really think, and look through smarter eyes, an incredible work, and an important one. Highly Recommend. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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