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| Checked Out: August Book Review |

Confession: I haven’t read too many self-help books in my thirty-year lifetime. In the past three years, however, my personal outlook has moved from “ignorance is bliss” to “holy sh*t, who/ what/ where am I?” Things have changed quite a bit. I wake up married, blissfully bound by “till death, do us part.” When the… Continue reading | Checked Out: August Book Review |

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| Checked Out: July Book Review |

As mentioned previously, one of my favorite books of all time is “The Aviator’s Wife,” by Melanie Benjamin, a historical, imaginative account of one of the world’s most well-known couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I knew a little about Charles Lindbergh from elementary school days and my current close proximity to the Smithsonian… Continue reading | Checked Out: July Book Review |

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| Checked Out: June Book Review |

“The Great Gatsby” is one of my all-time favorite books, so F. Scott Fitzgerald has long been a legendary name in my mind. I knew little of his character, however, and the life he led; was only well acquainted with Daisy Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, and Nick Carraway from his most acclaimed novel. So when scrolling… Continue reading | Checked Out: June Book Review |

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| Checked Out: May Book Review |

I read Celeste Ng’s “All The Things I Never Told You” in 2016 and loved it: After ten years of reading nothing but Nicholas Sparks, Jodie Picoult and Luanne Rice I finally got my hands on a book that didn’t involve wholesome lovers and happy endings. I suddenly craved something a little more thematic, diverse,… Continue reading | Checked Out: May Book Review |

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| Checked Out: April Book Review |

I brought “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” on my trip to Italy, thinking that my days would be spent in our private villa, sipping Chianti, nibbling on prosciutto and provolone roll ups while combing through this 512-page book. Mitch Albom is one of my favorite authors, so even though the weight of the hardcover… Continue reading | Checked Out: April Book Review |

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| Checked Out: March Book Review |

My March Book Review doesn’t need a build up: I’ll come right out and say it. “The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho, took my breath away. While on a work trip earlier this year, I got into a “book bucket list” discussion with a friend when he asked me if I had ever read “The Alchemist.”… Continue reading | Checked Out: March Book Review |

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| Checked Out: February Book Review |

“You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness & Start Living An Awesome Life,” by Jen Sincero was on my Amazon Wish List and was purchased by my sister for Christmas. I dove right in and finished the book on a plane ride from Virginia to Florida. It had a lot of good… Continue reading | Checked Out: February Book Review |

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| Checked Out: January Book Review |

In 2017, I read a total of six books. SIX. That's like, one book every two months. As someone who grew up as a "flashlight under the covers" literary addict, I want to make it a point to read a book a month this year- Invest in myself by indulging in one of my favorite… Continue reading | Checked Out: January Book Review |