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    Top Ten Tuesday: bookish resolutions for 2021

    It seems fitting that my first time linking up for Top Ten Tuesday this year involves bookish resolutions for 2021! I went through a hardcore reading slump for a while and I’ve only recently gotten back into reading on a regular basis. So, I actually do have several bookish resolutions to share with you guys this week!

    Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you linked up please leave me a comment so I can check out your resolutions!

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    Top Ten Tuesday: books on my fall 2020 TBR

    Top Ten Tuesday: my fall TBRIt seems like it’s been forever since I’ve linked up for Top Ten Tuesday…but what better way to jump back in than my fall 2020 TBR list? I think I’m finally going to have more time to read this season and I have so many good books sitting on my shelf just waiting to be devoured. In no particular order, here’s what I can’t wait to read in the next few months.

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    Book review: The Stranger Inside, by Laura Benedict

    'The Stranger Inside', by Laura BenedictWhat would you do if you came home one day to discover a stranger living in your home? Sleeping in your bed, eating your food, going through your most private possessions…

    It gets worse. This stranger has changed the locks, produced a “lease” with your apparent signature, and convinced the police he’s the rightful tenant. They think you’re crazy. You know you’re not.

    Believe it or not, the story gets worse still.

    The stranger knows you.

    But who the hell is he?

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    Book review: All Happy Families, by Jeanne Mcculloch

    All Happy Families, by Jeanne MccullochThey say money can’t buy happiness, and All Happy Families confirms that. I think this is a book that you’ll either love or hate, depending on your penchant for messed-up rich people stories. If you like memoirs that give you a peek at the dysfunction behind the gilded doors, then it’s a pretty interesting tale, albeit a sad one. But I will warn you that if you find those stories irritating, then you’ll probably want to skip this one.

    The story starts at the author’s wedding, but it’s really about the larger history of her family, and her fiance’s family. I think we’re all guilty of looking at other people’s families and assuming they must be happier due to some circumstances: money, how good a couple they make in public, etc. All Happy Families picks apart that notion and indeed, most of our notions about love, loyalty, tradition, and loss.

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    Book review: Girls’ Night Out, by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

    Girls' Night Out, by Liz Fenton & Lisa SteinkeThree is definitely a crowd for a group of estranged friends trying to make amends on a girls’ getaway. When Ashley, Natalie and Lauren book a vacation in Mexico, they’re hoping it will be a chance to repair their damaged relationship. But after a rowdy girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren wake up to discover Ashley has disappeared.

    Did she leave of her own free will with a man she met just days earlier? Or is it possible he’s harmed her? Then there’s the explosive avalanche of secrets the three women have been keeping from each other. Could the tension between them have led to a violent confrontation?