Author Archives: Amy @ A Librarian and Her Books

About Amy @ A Librarian and Her Books

I'm a law librarian from the state of Missouri and a graduate of Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. My real passion is in fiction, which is why I started my blog to share my thoughts with other bibliophiles. I live with my husband and two wonderful children and a collection of furry feline companions.

The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo – a Book Review

Still working through my reviews from 2021, I come to the Biography for the reading challenge. This is an interesting one in that, while it does surround the life of Mary Shelley, it puts a particular focus on the influences … Continue reading

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The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary – a Book Review

Still catching up on my 2021 reviews, so bear with me. This is one I finished back in November, I think. Yikes. Not long before that I read my first Beth O’Leary novel, The Flatshare. I positively loved its charm … Continue reading

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The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty – a Book Review

This book was quite fittingly the October book pick for Read Between the Wines. Let’s face it, this is a classic horror novel. Though, if I’m being honest, I hear a lot more about the movie than I do the … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2022 – 52 Books in 52 Weeks

This year I’ve decided to design my own 52 book reading challenge. I’m excited about doing this for multiple reasons. Firstly, it’s a great way to encourage myself to tackle some of those things I’ve been meaning to do for … Continue reading

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Final Reading Challenge Update – December 31, 2021

Well, while I definitely struggled and still haven ‘t gotten my reviews up, I did manage to complete my reading challenge. This week I will be quickly cranking out my reviews and getting started on my 2022 reads. I will … Continue reading

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Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty – a Book Review

This was probably my most anticipated book of 2021. Moriarty manages to deliver effortlessly every time. While some of her books I didn’t like as much as others, there hasn’t been one I didn’t enjoy at least on some level. … Continue reading

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My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones – a Book Review

I will try to do this review justice, as I read it back in October and then fell off the face of the Earth and made no progress with reviews. It’s not because I didn’t enjoy this book, because I … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – December 15, 2021

Wow, I’m sorry for such a long hiatus. I’m woefully behind on reviews, and things at home have been so crazy I simply haven’t had the time or motivation to work on my blog. Here’s a quick update for WWW … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge Update – November 1, 2021

With two months left to go, here’s where I stand on the challenge. While I do need to make sure I’m choosing books that fit into categories, I am sitting at a pretty good place. Without further ado, here’s my … Continue reading

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UnF*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop – A Book Review

I read this super short book in an afternoon on audio while I cleaned my house. Which is, interestingly enough, something I often need someone screaming motivational phrases in my ear in order to accomplish. How very appropriate was this … Continue reading

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