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Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs: A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder by Ben Mezrich (2016)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 29, 2016 tagged history

The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows are Built by Jack Viertel (2016)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 8, 2016 tagged nonfiction

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (2016)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 8, 2016 tagged literary

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City by Laura Tillman (2016)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 3, 2016 tagged mysterynonfiction

Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen (2016)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 8, 2016 tagged literary

The Moment of Everything by Shelly King (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 12, 2016 tagged romance

It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 12, 2016 tagged historyromance

Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway by Michael Riedel (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 5, 2016 tagged history

What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir by Abigail Thomas (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 15, 2016 tagged biographyessays

John Hughes: A Life in Film: The Genius Behind Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, and more by Kirk Honeycutt (2015)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by emilyreads on January 15, 2016 tagged biographynonfiction

Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools by Tom Little, Katherine Ellison (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on December 25, 2015 tagged nonfiction

Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service by Kate Braestrup (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on December 11, 2015 tagged biography

The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy by Filip Bondy (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 27, 2015 tagged historynonfiction

Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 6, 2015 tagged literary

The Invisibles by Cecilia Galante (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 16, 2015 tagged literary

The Jesus Cow by Michael Perry (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 2, 2015 tagged literary

Bastards: A Memoir by Mary Anna King (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on September 25, 2015 tagged biographycoming of age

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on September 11, 2015 tagged literary

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 28, 2015 tagged coming of agenonfiction

Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration by Kelly Leonard, Tom Yorton (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 21, 2015 tagged nonfiction

Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 7, 2015 tagged biography

The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 24, 2015 tagged mystery

It's Complicated The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 22, 2015 tagged coming of agenonfiction

Dorothy Parker Drank Here by Ellen Meister (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 26, 2015 tagged literaryparanormal

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 19, 2016 tagged nonfiction

Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina MacLaughlin (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 17, 2016 tagged nonfiction

The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 6, 2016 tagged coming of age

Trashed by Derf Backderf (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 15, 2016 tagged biographygraphic novelnonfiction

A Most Imperfect Union A Contrarian History of the United States by Ilan Stavans (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 6, 2015 tagged history

Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 15, 2014 tagged literary
    After her life falls apart, art photographer Rebecca Winter tries to adjust to life in upstate New York.

Love Illuminated Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) by Daniel Jones (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on September 5, 2014 tagged essaysnonfiction
    Highlights from Daniel Jones’s “Modern Love” column about love and romance in contemporary America.

Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on September 19, 2014 tagged romance
    Summer heads to Black Dog Bay to nurse her wounds after a plane crash and a bad breakup.

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 10, 2014 tagged coming of ageliterary
    The story of a man who always wanted to be a writer but who lost every novel he ever wrote.

A Garden of Marvels How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 17, 2014 tagged science
    A former brown thumb explores broad questions about plants that have puzzled scientists for centuries.

Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 28, 2014 tagged mystery
    Released from prison on a technicality, a starlet tries to discover who killed her mother.

The Confidence Code The Science and Art of Self-Assurance -- What Women Should Know by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on December 12, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    An exploration of the nature of confidence as it relates to women in the workplace.

Save the Date The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest by Jen Doll (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 2, 2015 tagged biography
    A perpetual bridesmaid struggles to figure out why she’s never half of the happy couple.

Think Like a Freak The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 9, 2015 tagged essaysnonfiction

Miracle at Fenway The Inside Story of the Boston Red Sox 2004 Championship Season by Saul Wisnia (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 16, 2015 tagged history

Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck by Amy Alkon (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 13, 2015 tagged nonfiction

I Don't Care If We Never Get Back 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever by Ben Blatt, Eric Brewster (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on March 6, 2015 tagged nonfiction

Lydia's Party by Margaret Hawkins (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 3, 2015 tagged artliterary

Excellent Sheep The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 24, 2015 tagged nonfiction

Spare Parts Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 29, 2015 tagged coming of agescience

On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 21, 2015 tagged essayshistorynonfiction

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 15, 2016 tagged nonfiction

World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements by John Hunter (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    A veteran teacher shares what he’s learned by having his students play a game to solve the world’s crises.

David and Goliath Underdog, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 16, 2014 tagged essaysnonfiction
    Malcolm Gladwell explains how some people and organizations succeed against impossible odds.

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 30, 2014 tagged mystery
    Two seemingly unrelated deaths open a Pandora’s box in the latest Kinsey Millhone mystery.

The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 6, 2014 tagged mystery
    A former teen pop star tries to solver a murder, figure out why her mother has reappeared, and plan her wedding.

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