March Book Haul

Even though March 1st signalled a book buying ban (to coincide with Lent), I still managed to get a couple of beauties through my letter box. I don’t think that was in keeping with the Lenten spirit, and now I need a new bookshelf.

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Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Challenge criteria: A book of any genre that addresses current events

Blurb:

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

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Review: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Challenge criteria: A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author

Blurb:

Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school.

Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she’s falling in love with.

Amanda has a secret.

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Review: Holding by Graham Norton

Challenge criteria: A book about an interesting woman

Blurb:

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of­ two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste.

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