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What if you were literally the only person left on the planet? Soon to be a movie starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, The Martian by Andy Weir is like Apollo 13 on steroids. Mark Watney is an astronaut who is separated from the other members of his team when their mission to Mars is …

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This post contains affiliate links meaning Splendry earns a small commission for purchases or clicks made through included links at no cost to you. Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated memoir, Yes Please, is on my nightstand and it does not disappoint. Amy’s writing is funny, raw, and sometimes sad. It’s obvious that the book was written …

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This post contains affiliate links meaning Splendry earns a small commission for purchases or clicks made through included links at no cost to you. Set before the Civil War, The Invention of Wings explores the relationship between Sarah, a daughter of wealthy slave owners, and Hetty (Handful), a slave. The two women each are trapped …

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This post contains affiliate links meaning Splendry earns a small commission for purchases or clicks made through included links at no cost to you. Ever since Katniss Everdeen whipped her braid back and forth every movie producer and book publisher has been clamoring for more and more dystopian, post-apocalyptic stories. So you could be forgiven …

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