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Reading Next: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Title: The Casual Vacancy Author: J.K. Rowling Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Black comedy, Tragicomedy Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication year: 2012 Hardback: 512 When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.  Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.  […]

Just Finished: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Title: Her Fearful Symmetry Author: Audrey Niffenegger Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Vintage Books Publication year: 2009 Paperback: 485 pages When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt, only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her […]

Just Finished: Paper Towns by John Green

Title: Paper Towns Author: John Green Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Coming of age Publisher: SPEAK by Penguin Group Publication year: 2008 Paperback: 305 pages Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life – dressed like a ninja and […]