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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211292
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Published: Avery - October 16th, 2018

True to its concept, Atomic Habits breaks down the broad and daunting prospect of self-improvement into small, actionable steps with explanations as to why and how they work. Clear's writing style is humble, sober, and accessible. There's no magic cure here, just solid, real advice that works. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel by Casey McQuiston - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250244451
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 3rd, 2022

Part romance, part revenge fantasy, this well-paced mystery is a frothy, candy-coated story of queer angst and triumph. Every sapphic person has loved a Shara Wheeler. Live vicariously through protagonist Chloe's beautifully complicated feelings for this enigmatic girl. Savor this one. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781982159320
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 18th, 2023

I love this book so much that when I finished it, I immediately started reading it again...and then again. After three full reads, I'm now considering a fourth. For anyone who has ever wondered about the history of moral philosophy (I know there are some of you) or lain awake at night fretting about ethics and morals (I know there are a lot of you), this book is an informative joy to read--in fact, that holds true whether or not you give a fig about moral philosophy. (You will after reading this.) In fresh, witty, easily digestible chapters, this book says "it's okay to not have all the answers...but if you want more than you have right now, here's how you can find them." ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


We Still Belong by Christine Day - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780063064560
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Published: Heartdrum - August 1st, 2023

I just love this book! Wesley is such a sweet, kind, and courageous protagonist, even as her supposed-to-be-perfect day falls apart around her. Her struggles feel so relatable, and the kindness of her family is so wonderful to read. As a gamer myself, I was excited to see all the references to geek culture that rarely make it into print. I recommend this book to readers of ALL ages who want a sweet read that doesn't pull away from tough issues, but addresses them with warmth, nuance, and hope. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


The Starlight Claim by Tim Wynne-Jones - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781536222913
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

Nate is determined to find the body of his best friend, Ford, who drowned last summer in the lake their families visit each year. But in the dead of winter, he finds his family's camp occupied by recently escaped convicts... Crisp writing, breathless tension, and raw, honest dialogue will make this one stay with you. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


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