Category Archives: Books Read in 2014

The You Know Who Girls: Freshman Year, by Annameekee Hesik (2012)

The last place Abbey Brooks wanted to be that day was at the mall with her fashionista BFF, Kate, but she couldn’t have imagined what would happen next. She orders fries and a small lemonade from Hot Dog on A … Continue reading

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Driving Lessons: The You Know Who Girls Soph Year, by Annameekee Hesik (2014)

Abbey Brooks is ready for her sophomore year. She’s determined to get her driver’s license, come out to her mom,, live through basketball season, and get–and keep–a girlfriend. With Abbey Brooks, though, nothing is ever as easy as it sounds. … Continue reading

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Maxine Wore Black, by Nora Olsen (2014)

“Maxine Wore Black” is basically two stories mashed into one. Mostly, it works. The first–and primary–story is an updating of Daphne du Maurier’s classic, “Rebecca.” In the acknowledgements, author Nora Olsen calls “Maxine Wore Black” an homage to “Rebecca,” and … Continue reading

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Season’s Meetings, by Amy Dunne (2014)

(nb: I received a review copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley) Catherine is a type AAAAAAAAAAA (read that, extremely type A), and she hates Christmas. When her boss suddenly demands Catherine’s underlings turn in reports just before … Continue reading

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Treasure, by Rebekah Weatherspoon (2014)

(nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) “Treasure” is a fun book to read, a concentrated lesbian romance between a shy college freshman and a stripper from her sister’s bachelorette party. The two … Continue reading

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The Haunted Vagina, by Carlton Mellick, III (2011)

Carlton Mellick III is at the foremost of the new “Bizarro” fiction genre, and “The Haunted Vagina” is certainly bizarre. It’s also hysterically funny in parts, oddly touching in others, and really, a damned good read…for some people. Steve works … Continue reading

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The Kennedy Imperative (Book One of a Trilogy: Berlin, 1961), by Leon Berger

Author Leon Berger’s “The Kennedy Imperative” throws the reader right into Cold War Berlin, where fledgling agent Phillip Marsden is given what seems to be a simple mission–to accompany Major Hank Leland to an international conference in East Berlin. East-West … Continue reading

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Empty, Not Hollow: And Other Stories, by A.C. Adams (2014)

A.C. Adams’s “Empty, Not Hollow: And other stories” is the perfect book for a Sunday afternoon. It’s not long–92 pages on the Kindle–but it’s ideal for sitting back with a big glass of red wine (The book is dedicated to … Continue reading

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TTYL; TTFN; L8TR,G8TR; YOLO, by Lauren Myracle (various pub.)

I hadn’t originally intended to read this book (or this series), and I’m writing one review for the whole series. You’ll see why. What happened was I read an article on banned books, and this was mentioned. I went to … Continue reading

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Illogical Atheism: A Comprehensive Response to the Contemporary Freethinker from a Lapsed Agnostic, by Bo Jinn

“Illogical Atheism” is not a book of evangelism and preaching. Rather, it serves as a repudiation of Atheist movements from Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens–the modern Atheist triad–back through history. Author Bo Jinn does not attempt … Continue reading

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