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Confessions of a Bibliophile

Gallant

Author: V. E. Schwab

Rating: 2/5

Fourteen-year-old Olivia Prior has always been able to see ghouls. Her life changes completely when she receives a letter from her uncle Arthur Prior calling her back to Gallant.

Spoilers ahead.

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The Doctor Will See You Now

Author: Max Pemberton

Rating: 5/5

After a year out on the streets, Dr. Max Pemberton is now back in the hospital working in the geriatrics department.

Spoilers ahead.

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Where Does It Hurt?: What the Junior Doctor Did Next

Author: Max Pemberton

Rating: 5/5

Max Pemberton is starting his second year as a junior doctor out on the streets rather than in the wards.

Spoilers ahead.

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1)

Author: Becky Chambers

Rating: 2/5

The motley crew on the Wayfarer are hired to punch a hole in space. Newbie Rosemary Harper has been hired as the ship and meets the eccentric bunch. Life is chaotic but we learn that the Wayfarer should be renamed the Friend Ship as the crew goes on adventures and learn to be kind to each other.

Spoilers ahead.

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Gilead (Gilead #1)

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Rating: 2/5

After being diagnosed with angina, John Ames writes vignettes/musings/reflections about his life and past and all he’s learnt. These writings are intended for his seven-year-old son to read when he gets older.

Spoilers ahead.

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Essays in Love

Author: Alain de Botton

Rating: 5/5

A series of essays about love but told through a narrative and it just works!

Spoilers ahead.

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Dogs

The best doggo in the world

I’ve always prided myself on succinctness so: Merlin, aged 9 and a half, died on November 10.

Just when I think I have cried myself out, I’ll start tearing up again and I won’t understand why I’m sad and crying. Then I’ll remember and then I’ll hate myself for forgetting that Merlin died—how dare I forget such a crucial fact! Every emotional beat in a movie consumes me, the flimsiest of lines in a book will wreak havoc and the mere sight of a dog will rattle my heart against my ribcage.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Erich Maria Remarque

Translated by: Brian Murdoch

Rating: 3/5

Twenty-year-old Paul Bäumer and his classmates all volunteer for the German Army and arrive at the Western Front to realise the atrocities of war.

Spoilers ahead.

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away

Author: John Boyne

Rating: 2/5

Eight-year-old Noah Barleywater runs away from home (as the title says) and stumbles upon a toyshop where he talks to an old man who gives him some sage advice.

Spoilers ahead.

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Imaginary Friend (DNF)

Author: Stephen Chbosky

Rating: DNF at p. 293/847 (but I’d probably give it a 2/5?)

Seven-year-old Christopher makes an imaginary friend after he and his mother move to a small town.

Spoilers ahead.

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