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Read My Lips – November Book Club

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1. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

If you’re a fan of suspenseful novels like “Gone Girl” and “Girl on the Train” then this duplicitous story by Peter Swanson should be right on top of your reading list. The question that is posed to you, the reader, from the very beginning, is “Who is the kind worth killing?” Is there some truth behind the law of retaliation – an eye for an eye? Are we on some level entitled to terminate the lives of the morally repugnant people we encounter throughout our own lives? No, you can’t go around willy-nilly killing people who double-cross you. That’s not the way the world works. But somehow the author manages to take us along on this trip of murderous betrayal and leaves us with an unswerving sentiment of compassion for the likely ‘villain’.
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December 8, 2016 • By

Read My Lips – October Book Club

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1. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

He has a dashing personality and oozes charisma. She radiates elegance and grace. He’s devastatingly handsome. She’s gorgeous. He’s a natural entertainer with a close circle of friends.  She’s the perfect hostess and a culinary crackerjack. He’s a highly acclaimed lawyer for battered women. She’s a proficient painter and an avid gardener. Together they are the perfect couple – madly in love and attached at the hip. But as the old saying goes, appearances can be deceiving. You can’t judge a book by its cover.
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November 2, 2016 • By

Read My Lips – September Book Club

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1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

If you’ve been following this segment on the blog then chances are good that you’ve already read one of my Rainbow Rowell reviews. I’ve described a few of her other books as charming, heart-warming and for lack of a better word, romantic. If one of her other stories could be likened to a decadent chocolate cake, then Landline would be the equivalent of the chocolate shavings sprinkled over the icing. It’s still sugary and delicious but falls short of having the substance of an entire ‘cake’. But with that being said I do need to praise Rainbow Rowell for her unfailing ability to stir my emotions and elicit some form of a reaction out of me – good or bad. This fast read follows the story of Georgie McCool, a successful career focused woman who writes a hit show for TV, alongside her writing partner Seth.
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October 5, 2016 • By

Read My Lips – August Book Club

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1. Carry on by Rainbow Rowell

I was only recently introduced to the wonderment of Rainbow Rowell (cool name, hey?) in the way of her debut young adult novel, Eleanor & Park – an unlikely, but perfectly charming and heart-warming love story. I didn’t expect to like it as I tend to avoid love stories, and to be honest I went into it kicking and screaming. But to my surprise, the book immediately likened me to the author and I was excited to delve into another one of her easy-to-read fictions. I stumbled across Carry On, and while at first, it didn’t immediately grab my attention, I quickly fell in love with the likeable (and not so likeable) characters she so beautifully depicted in what can best be described as Harry Potter fan-fiction. Carry On is unlike anything I’ve ever read before and nothing like what I expected to read when I started chapter one.
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September 1, 2016 • By