Lists and Tags

5 Books I Love with a Low(er) Rating on Goodreads

Do you ever read books you think are fantastic and then realize not everyone thinks like you do? I know, shocker. Lately, I’ve noticed this more and more, so I went to my Goodreads “read” shelf and sorted books from lowest ratings to highest ratings. Imagine my surprise when I found that some of my favorite books aren’t as well-liked by other people! Today, I’m sharing my list with you.

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Book Reviews

Review: It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace • a look at women’s relationships at work

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It’s not every day I find myself nodding in agreement with most thing written in a book. Yet, here we are, with me writing a glowing review of It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace and asking you to read it with a group of girlfriends.

Title: It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace
Authors: Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris
Genre: Adult Nonfiction, Business
Published on August 27th, 2019 by Nicholas Brealey

s y n o p s i s

Women’s relationships with other women in the workplace are a nuanced subject. Yet, that hasn’t stopped sensationalist news articles and misguided studies from being published. Women are commonly portrayed as being bitchy, back-stabbers, and hostile toward other women. But the reality is far more complex.

Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris are here to dispell the myths surrounding this topic. With their data-driven account of female relationships in the workplace, the reader gets a far more substantial and accurate portrayal of the issue at hand.

Disclaimer: I have received a complimentary digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. However, this has not changed my opinions.

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Book Reviews

Review: Opioid, Indiana • A week in Trump’s rural America through a teen’s eyes

Title: Opioid, Indiana
Author: Brian Allen Carr
Genre: Young adult contemporary fiction
Published on: September 17, 2019 by Soho Press

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my rating or review. Thank you to the publisher for access to the galley.

Synopsis

During a week-long suspension from school, a teenage transplant to impoverished rural Indiana searches for a job, the whereabouts of his vanished drug-addicted guardian, and meaning in the America of the Trump years.

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Books I Wasn’t Expecting to Love (But Did…)

You may be thinking, why would you pick up a book you aren’t expecting to love? Listen, I wonder the same thing, too. Sometimes I read books just for the hype. Other times I read them because my brain wants a break and I know they won’t be hard to get through. Other times…I don’t know what happens!

But fortunately, sometimes that pays off. Today I’ll be sharing with you the books I wasn’t expecting to love and did… Pleasant surprises for once!

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Discussions

Are Bloggers Responsible for What We Read?

Lately, I’ve been wondering what our responsibilities as book bloggers are. They go so much deeper than posting on time and blog hopping. Given that so many readers worldwide follow at least a handful of bloggers, our opinions and reviews end up swaying their book-buying habits. So how does that affect the way we read and talk about books?

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