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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 Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City by Laura Tillman (2016)
Reviewed by emilyreads on June 3, 2016 tagged mystery • nonfiction
It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright (2015)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 12, 2016 tagged history • romance
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 biography • nonfiction
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
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 history • nonfiction
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 age • nonfiction
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
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 age • science
It's Complicated The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd (2015)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 22, 2015 tagged coming of age • nonfiction
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
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
Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck by Amy Alkon (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 13, 2015 tagged nonfiction
A Most Imperfect Union A Contrarian History of the United States by Ilan Stavans (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 6, 2015 tagged history
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
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
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 essays • nonfiction
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.
Red Handed The Fine Art of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on December 19, 2014 tagged graphic novel • mystery
Strange, inexplicable things are happening around Detective Gould in this noir-esqe mystery.
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.
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.
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on October 24, 2014 tagged historical fiction • mystery
A police typist is drawn into a co-worker's world of speakeasies, hotel living, and flapper-girl glamour.
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 Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on October 10, 2014 tagged coming of age • literary
The story of a man who always wanted to be a writer but who lost every novel he ever wrote.
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.
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 essays • nonfiction
Highlights from Daniel Jones’s “Modern Love” column about love and romance in contemporary America.
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