Book recommendation: The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict

Book Cover - The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

I don’t know about you, but I always find it a bit odd to read a fictional story about a real person. It’s not that I don’t like the stories, exactly. In fact, sometimes I really enjoy them.

Take The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict, as an example. I definitely enjoyed reading this novel, and I’d recommend you check it out–so much so that I’m giving away a copy of the book. You can enter the giveaway here!*

Once you’ve had a chance to enter, let me tell you a bit about the novel.

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Book recommendation: Sun Storm, by Marlow Kelly


Remember back in August, when I helped reveal the cover of Sun Storm, by Marlow Kelly? At that point, I said the novel sounded like the type of book that makes you question who’s going to survive, but in the best way possible.

I’ve had the chance to read it now, and you know what? My initial impression was right. Not only is Sun Storm a wonderful romance, it’s also a great choice if you want something suspenseful.

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Updated book recommendation: Bait, by J. Kent Messum


(Note: This recommendation was first published in October of 2013. You can see the original version here.)

If you’re at all like me and you’re craving a tense, thrilling, at least somewhat-scary type of book right now, then you’ll definitely want to add Bait, by J. Kent Messum, to your list. True, it’s been a while since I last read the novel. That doesn’t change how I feel about it, however.

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Updated book recommendation: Pure, by Julianna Baggott


(Note: This recommendation was first published in September of 2013. You can see the original version here.)

Let me start this off with a disclaimer: It’s been a few years since I last read Pure, by Julianna Baggott. It’s a testament to the book, however, that I still remember it well enough to write this updated recommendation.

There’s a part of me that’s still a bit surprised by how much I loved this novel. See, Pure falls into the realm of Science Fiction, which is a genre I generally don’t enjoy. Yet it’s a novel I very highly recommend.

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Updated book recommendation: 13 Little Blue Envelopes, by Maureen Johnson


(Note: This recommendation was first published in September of 2013. You can see the original version here.)

Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes is a novel I’ve read multiple times. It’s also a novel I enjoy every time I read it, for a few different reasons.

Yes, one of those reasons is that I always seem to forget the details. That, however, is not what keeps me coming back.

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Book recommendation: It, by Stephen King


I’m not a big fan of horror movies; they tend to put me too on-edge, make me too jumpy. And yet, I’m somehow pulled to them. I want to know what they’re about and how they turn out. Especially if they have a really great trailer.

IT is one of the most recent examples. The trailers look amazing, tempting me to watch the full movie. I don’t fully trust myself to do so, however. So instead, I re-read the book, written by Stephen King.

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Book recommendation: Panic, by Lauren Oliver


Panic, by Lauren Oliver, is one of those books I kept meaning to get to. It had been sitting on one of my bookshelves for months before I did, and not for any fault of its own. I just never seemed to be in quite the right mood to read it.

Finally, about a month or so ago, the right mood struck me. I wanted something in the young adult category, something tense but not terrifying. Something I’d have a hard time putting down.

Boy, did Panic ever fit the bill.

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