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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (2004)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on March 11, 2016 tagged biographyhistory

Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 8, 2014 tagged literary
    A one-time writing wunderkind gives a brutally honest interview and becomes a celebrity again.

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

The Astronaut Wives Club A True Story by Lily Koppel (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
    The stories of the women behind the men of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs.

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

Benediction by Kent Haruf (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 23, 2013 tagged literary

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

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.

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

Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 23, 2013 tagged literary

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 10, 2013 tagged coming of agehumor
    Ruby’s grandmother died and her best friend isn’t talking to her. Her birthday wish: to make things right.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Drama High The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater by Michael Sokolove (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of agenonfiction
    A journalist revisits high school to showcase a drama teacher’s impact on students over a forty-year career.

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

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.

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

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

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

Hold Fast by Blue Balliett (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 28, 2013 tagged coming of agemystery

The Honest Toddler A Child's Guide to Parenting by Bunmi Laditan (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 25, 2014 tagged humor
    A snarky toddler tells parents how to live with and serve their own kids.

How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 1, 2013 tagged coming of agemysterythriller
    A teenage criminal is recruited to a school where classes include embezzlement, terrorism, and cybercrime.

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

Imperfect Harmony Finding Happiness Singing with Others by Stacy Horn (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    An amateur choral singer explores the joy of singing together.

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 4, 2013 tagged coming of agehistorical fiction

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

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

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

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

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

Kings of the Road How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom by Cameron Stracher (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 11, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    The story of how running became a national obsession in the U.S.

Laughter, Tears, and Braids A Father's Journey Through Losing His Wife to Cancer by Bruce Ham (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 16, 2015 tagged biography

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 8, 2013 tagged humorshort stories
    Humorous essays and short stories on David Sedaris’ family history, book tour experiences, and other absurdities.

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

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.

The Lovely Horrible Stuff by Eddie Campbell (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 17, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novelnonfiction
    Eddie Campbell meditates on his personal finances and the huge stone currency once used on Yap.

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

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

Mean Moms Rule Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later by Denise Schipani (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 2, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    A manifesto for parents who need to stop catering to their kids’ every whim and relax.

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

The Millionaire and the Scrublady and Other Parables by William E. Barton (1990)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on March 14, 2014 tagged literaryshort stories
    Eighty parables penned by “Safed the Sage,” originally published in the early 20th century.

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

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

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

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

News from Heaven by Jennifer Haigh (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 10, 2014 tagged literaryshort stories
    Intertwining stories across generations tell the story of Bakerton, PA, a mining town in decline.

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