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Tuesday Reviews

It's Tuesday and that can only mean one thing in my world: Read all the books!

I buy a lot of books. I mean, A LOT of books. I read everything. Sticking to one genre is just not my thing. It never has been. If there's words in it, I'll probably read it. Within reason, of course.

I also read several books at once. I can't explain why. That's just the way my brain works. I can bounce from book to book, genre to genre, and never feel lost. I guess that's why I also write in several genres. 

Beginning next week, I'll post reviews for books I read in the previous week. None of the books were given to me. I purchased or borrowed every last one of them. You'll know what I'm reading in the upcoming week.

To get things started, these are the books I'm reading this week (Tuesday through Tuesday):

1. A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane - http://amzn.to/1jxHNaD - This is a dark, gritty thriller. It was published in 1994, but still incredibly relevant today. 

2.  The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher - http://amzn.to/1jxHXyz - I'm about halfway through it and LOVE it so far. Romance with a twist is the best way to describe it.

3.  Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes - http://amzn.to/1jxI9hi - Why? Because I love Shonda Rhimes and, more importantly, because as the new year approaches, it's time to take stock. 

Check in next week to read my reviews and found out what I'm reading next!

For the love of books & chocolate,

Ava Mallory

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