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How I Built This
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Jul 13 2020 – 09:49 AM

Inspiring

I am similar to the author in that the idea of business makes me uncomfortable. But there’s...

The Companion
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Jul 13 2020 – 09:14 AM

Well laid out

This book captured my interest from the first sentence. I loved how the story flowed from one...

The Friday Cage
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Jun 22 2020 – 09:37 AM

Mansplaining

This book reads like the author wanted to write a guide for women to succeed in the corporate...

The Sushi Prophecies
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Jun 15 2020 – 09:00 AM

Hard pass

I couldn't get past page 5 of this book. I could have stopped earlier, as the R-word was used on...

The Suicide House
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May 18 2020 – 10:07 AM

Complex

The premise of this book is intriguing, but it may be more complex than it needs to be. It's like...

Savage Legion
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May 11 2020 – 10:02 AM

Original

I appreciate when a fantasy book has something new to say, rather than repeating the same old...

RomeAntically Challenged
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May 11 2020 – 09:42 AM

Way too cute

Full of comedic dialogue, residential mixups, lies, deceit, and self-pity. If any of the...

They Wish They Were Us
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May 04 2020 – 10:24 AM

Hollow

This First Impression was really long, but I didn't feel anything while I was reading. I couldn't...

The Sin in the Steel
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May 04 2020 – 09:20 AM

Melodramatic

This book is written so heavily in double speak and grandiose statements that it's almost...

The Babysitter
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Apr 27 2020 – 10:27 AM

I don't get it

This book just isn't coming together for me. I understood most of what happened "Then," but the...

Jo & Laurie
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Apr 13 2020 – 09:31 AM

Too meta

I was so excited when I saw this book because I recently read Little Women for the first time as...

Hollywood Park
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Apr 06 2020 – 08:22 AM

Brotherly love

This First Impression gave us some of the middle chapters of a book, when the author and his...

My Eyes Are Up Here
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Mar 23 2020 – 01:06 PM

Well written

Just reading the synopsis of this book, I thought there wasn't anything I would be less...

The Safe Place
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Mar 09 2020 – 10:47 AM

Why

Why on earth would I want to read a timeless story about a boss man manipulating his young,...

Members Only
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Mar 02 2020 – 10:50 AM

A delicate balance

This is the kind of book that requires a delicate balance between preachiness and storyline. ...

Island Affair
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Feb 24 2020 – 10:07 AM

Male POV

My main takeaway from this First Impression is that I found it interesting that the author began...

The Nemesis Manifesto
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Feb 24 2020 – 09:45 AM

Vague

It's one thing for a book to build suspense by letting on that things are happening without...

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