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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (Other Nonfiction)
This book is worth the hype! Even though I wasn't able to KonMari my home while reading it, it made me completely rethink storage and organizing -- and I've already been able to get rid of my belongings at a pace that is more suited to my lifestyle. A great tool for reorganizing! -- Added by gfr@IU on 02/28/2017

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Modern Lovers
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (Other Fiction)
An interesting look into the relationships and families on a Brooklyn block. Refreshing that the relationships are "real" and not fairy-tale, though some "plot twists" were very predictable. Like her other works, "slow-paced" in that there isn't much plot, but observations from each character's perspectives--read lazily and leisurely. -- Added by gfr@IU on 02/17/2017

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The Widow
The Widow by Fiona Barton (Mystery/Suspense)
A suspense thriller about the lingering questions that remain about a husband's potential misdeeds after he dies, and the widow he left behind. Told from multiple perspectives, including the widow, a reporter, a detective, and others. Did not think it was as compelling as other thrillers in the same genre. -- Added by gfr@IU on 02/02/2017

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Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (Other Fiction)
22-year-old Tess moves to NYC and trains to be a waitress in an upscale restaurant in this coming-of-age novel. Given the hype, I was a bit underwhelmed (didn't find the characters likable), but felt compelled to keep reading and finished the entire book in one weekend. -- Added by gfr@IU on 01/31/2017

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Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Mystery/Suspense)
A mystery that unfolds while the author details the lead up. This was my first Liane Moriarty novel, and I found it to be a fun, light read that tackled some tough subjects in a relatable way. -- Added by gfr@IU on 01/29/2017

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Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children's Crusade
Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children's Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
A classic by an Indiana author--Vonnegut's satirical take on his experiences during WWII. -- Added by gfr@IU on 01/25/2017

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The Silkworm
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (Mystery/Suspense)
Can Cormoran Strike find the murderer of an eclectic author of a bizzare, yet-to-be-released book? Find out in this thriller, written under JK Rowling's alias! (Protip: although not necessary, I would recommend starting with the first book in the Cormoran Strike series [this is the second]; I did not, and wish that I had some more of the background between some of the characters.) -- Added by gfr@IU on 01/14/2017

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