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Tania's Book Circus

I adore reading and have very wide and varied taste.  Some of my favorite genre's include historical fiction, memoirs, fantasy and non-fiction.  Some of my best-loved titles are Sandcastle girls, Poisonwood bible, Daughter of the forest, Knife of never letting go, The snow child, The glass castle and Wolf Hall.  I love Juliet Marillier, Jodi Picoult, Philippa Gregory, Deon Myer and Bill Bryson.  I read approximately 120 books a year, and I try to keep my reviews short and to the point, so you can spend less time reading them and more time reading the books you'll enjoy.  Happy reading!

October 2013
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reviewed: Boat girl
There were lots of people and lots of places, and none of them felt like home 3.5 stars. I enjoyed this coming of age story. ...
Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love & Fiberglass - Melanie Neale
September 2013
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reviewed: a look at the publishing industry
Although I enjoyed this easy-reading thriller, I could not really connect with the characters. It was interesting to read abo...
The Salinger Contract - Adam Langer
September 2013
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August 2013
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reviewed: Makes you think...
This was an easy-reading, interesting story inspired by a real midwife who became one of the most controversial figures in Vi...
My Notorious Life - Kate Manning
August 2013
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reviewed: A nice beach read
There is, of course, always a question - a question of the difference between what is real and what is true. A thing can be t...
The Wishing Thread: A Novel - Lisa Van Allen
August 2013
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reviewed: An intriguing idea..
There is no problem, however intractable, that cannot be resolved by the steady application of logic and observation I love N...
A Fatal Likeness - Lynn Shepherd
reviewed: 1920 Paris comes alive!
when art is indistinguishable from real life, it comes alive. And when it lives, it changes the viewer. I read the Beekeeper'...
The Bones of Paris: A Novel of Suspense - Laurie R. King
July 2013
reviewed: Haunting and evocative
Secrets weren't nothing but untold lies I don't think I've ever read any ghost stories, but I was captivated by this dark and...
The Storycatcher - Ann Hite
July 2013
reviewed: God, sex and farming
Two sisters sit, side by side, in the backseat of an old car. Amity and Sorrow. Their hands are hot and close together. A str...
Amity & Sorrow: A Novel - Peggy Riley