Life of a Book Hoarder

Underrated Books

Underrated books – we all have a list of books we love that we think don’t get enough attention. I sort of love this because sometimes books get so much hype that they don’t live up to people’s expectations or might be ignored by someone because everyone and their brother and their cat is telling them they have to read this damn book. But at the same time, I want to talk about some of the books I love that are less well known.

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Life of a Book Hoarder

Top 13 Reads of 2015

Everyone’s doing it, and dammit, I’m going to too! Here are my top 13 reads of 2015! Why 13? Because I’ll pick any number I want! 😀 I didn’t count any re-reads and these are in no particular order because it was hard enough just picking some favorites.

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Book Review

Book Review: The Gracekeepers

The Gracekeepers
By Kirsty Logan

My Edition:
Paperback, 293 pages
2015, Crown Publishers
ISBN: 9780553446616
Expected Publication Date: May 2015

I received this book for free from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

From the back of the book: As a gracekeeper, Callanish administers shoreside burials, laying the dead to their final resting place deep in the depths of the ocean. Alone on her island, she has exiled herself to a life of tending watery graves as penance for a long-ago mistake that still haunts her. Meanwhile, North works as a circus performer with the Excalibur, a floating troupe of acrobats, clowns, dancers and trainers who sail from one archipelago to the next, entertaining in exchange for sustenance. In a world divided between those inhabiting the mainland (“landlockers”) and those who float on the sea (“damplings”), loneliness has become a way of life for North and Callanish, until a sudden storm offshore brings change to both  their lives – offering them a new understanding of the world they live in and the consequences of the past while restoring hope in an unexpected future.

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