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Swimming Lessons
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband Gil about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides each in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan.
Twelve years after her disappearance, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window, but hes getting older and this unlikely sighting is chalked up to senility. Flora, who has never believed her mother drowned, returns home to care for her father and to try to finally discover what happened to Ingrid. But what Flora doesnt realize is that the answers to her questions are hidden in the books that surround her. Sexy and whip-smart, Swimming Lessons holds the Coleman family up to the light, exposing the mysterious and complicated truths of a passionate and troubled marriage.
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jenniferw88
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Mehso-so

3 1/2 🌟 & I think I'm being generous here.

2pts for #teamslaughter's theme +1 for #scarathlon participation = 69pts @Clwojick

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jenniferw88
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Jenken1998
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 4. Play along! Post a cove a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

Nute I remembered liking this cover art when this book was first published. 1mo
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Mitch
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Lots of walking, 4 swims and 3 books! I love #BFC!

I‘ve enjoyed finding those little spots of time to make good use of, rewarding myself with little sweet treats and sharing success with a community of lovely lovely people!

As we close in on the final week - looking to smash my book based goal of 6 books on 6 weeks!

@chrissyreadit @erinsuegreads @itchyfeetreader @microbemom @phatsallylee @blaire @sudi @wanderinglynn

TheNerdyProfessor I really enjoyed this book. The ending was perfect, I think. 3mo
catebutler You are on a roll! Love seeing everyone‘s progress this round. It really does motivate, doesn‘t it! 3mo
Mitch @catebutler absolutely! 3mo
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MicrobeMom Great job Mitch! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 3mo
Itchyfeetreader Well done Mitch and great job captaining is all through this! (edited) 3mo
Mitch @Itchyfeetreader 🙏Looking forward to week6! 3mo
sudi You are a Superwoman!!! 👏👏👏 3mo
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KarenUK
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Thanks for the tag @Klou 😊💕👍
1. ⬆️... love Claire Fuller... and this is my favorite of hers.
2. Yesterday... I‘m such fan of Richard Curtis, love his writing, as sentimental and British as can be!
3. Greek food, always reminds me of childhood vacations...
4. Just 2, I have a very small family..
5. Will do! 😊💕👍

#Friyayintro @howjessreads

Klou You're welcome! My friend went to see Yesterday this week, it looks so great! I can't wait to watch it! 3mo
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Kayla.Adriena
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Received my book back for #lmpbc today from @Crazeedi! Seems like everyone liked it! Yay! @shellleigh33 @Skeebies05

Kayla.Adriena P.s I didn't take a picture of the tagged book because just as soon as I opened it the thing grew legs and walked away! 😱 Actually I'm in the process of moving 😬 3mo
Crazeedi Thanks for the awesome round! It was such fun @Kayla.Adriena @Skeebies05 @shellleigh33 ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 3mo
Crazeedi @Kayla.Adriena hope your move goes smoothly!! 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Letters from a missing mother provide clues of the family‘s past. News is that she was drowned but she was seen by the husband from a window, twelve years after her disappearance.
#JulyColdPlay #swallowedinthesea

(Pic from clairefuller.co.uk)

Eggs Sounds so gooood 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Kalalalatja This was so good! 4mo
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Valink
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Pickpick

Ingrid Coleman disappeared 12 years ago, presumed drowned, but her husband Gil just saw her outside a book store. The book is told in chapters alternating between present day and letters Ingrid wrote to her husband all those years ago. Through the letters we see marriage and motherhood through her eyes. While I found the characters choices frustrating as a reader this was definitely a pick for me.

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Valink
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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For today‘s version of #Booksonboats I‘m reading my backlist #BOTM in Oyster Bay Harbor. We have no plans for the day other than hanging out and relaxing. Rumor has it that‘s Billy Joel‘s house in the background. Also, I LOVE this cover.

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Valink
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Does anyone else miss when #BOTM sent a bookmark specific to your monthly pick? And when there were little surprise gifts every so often?

guinsgirlreads 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Lovesbooks87 Yes!!! 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 4mo
Megabooks Yes!!!! @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi It was almost the best part!! 4mo
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Reviewsbylola They certainly were all about those personalized treats back in the day! 4mo
emilyhaldi The good ole days 🙃 4mo
BookwormAHN Yes 🙋🏼‍♀️ 4mo
nomadreader 🙋‍♀️ 4mo
tjwill Yes, I loved that! 4mo
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Allthebookclubs
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Mehso-so

I did not enjoy this book and would not have picked it up if not for my bookclub. I liked the writing style but grew very bored with the characters. I had to force myself to keep going. Book 36 of 2019.

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AlisonM
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Mehso-so

“Each reader will take something different from a novel, from a chapter, from a line.” This quote is the reason why I love meeting with my book club each month. Hearing how each person interpreted the book is always fascinating. Although this wasn‘t one of my favorites, I appreciated the writing style. The story unfolded with alternating chapters: the present, and the past told through letters. The cover of this book is amazing! #Book15of2019

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Cathythoughts
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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My son just got his wife her first kindle( a surprise) .. they go on hols next Tuesday. He asked me for some suggestions to have on the kindle for her ..... no pressure 🤨 😳She likes thrillers too , I think this is a good mix ?!
He says - we‘ll have a debrief on their suitability post Holliday‘s - 😂

Tanisha_A Hahaha! So cuteeee 4mo
TrishB A good mix 👍🏻 another one on board for offers! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lucky her! 👍 I‘m reading My Lovely Wife 🙂 4mo
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Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A it‘s a lovely gift 🎁.. they work so hard ( like all young couples) holidays is reading time 👍🏻♥️ she‘s a great reader , never had a kindle yet .... 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks ! I think she will be on board ... 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes ! 👍🏻. Lovely wife is a good thriller ( nothing more & nothing less ) look forward to your thoughts... 4mo
batsy Aww, what a perfect gift! Can't wait to hear what's discussed at the debriefing 😁 Almost all of these books are on my radar 😍 4mo
BarbaraBB Great choices imo! 💜 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy yes! The debriefing should be fun 😂 4mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks! I hope they work out 🤞🏻 4mo
Centique I have my daughters Kindle set up on a family account on Amazon so we can share our library. Don‘t know if you guys can do that, but it‘s worth considering. 🤞 4mo
Cathythoughts @Centique I think we can do that here too. I never thought of saying it to him ... maybe he can change the account info .. 🤞🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @Centique yes! He‘s way ahead of me - that‘s what he did ! They can share books! It‘s great 👍🏻 4mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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1. Swimming lessons (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
2. Cast Away
3. Copacabana

*The tagged book was one of my favorite BOTM picks!
#manicmonday @joscho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🏝💙 4mo
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youneverarrived
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Pickpick

This was such a compelling read of marriage, infidelity and motherhood. I was completely immersed in the story. I really felt for Ingrid but Gil infuriated me. It‘s written in such a way that it keeps you wanting to turn the pages. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KarenUK I looooved Ingrid.... such a great character..... 4mo
Cathythoughts Yes I agree a real page turner.. I loved this one 4mo
BarbaraBB Me too 4mo
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TrishB A great read 👍🏻 4mo
youneverarrived @KarenUK agree 👍 4mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB @TrishB I liked it more than I thought I might 👍 4mo
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youneverarrived
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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I‘m staying in a gorgeous house in the lakes for a few days. It‘s absolutely pouring down outside and I‘m all snuggled reading in front of the fire. I‘m in my happy place 🧡

squirrelbrain I wanted our fire lighting in this delightful weather, but we‘ve run out of firewood as apparently it‘s summertime 😁 It looks a bit better tomorrow maybe.... 5mo
JenFowler That sounds lovely! 5mo
JennyM Lovely. Stay all snuggled up❣️ 5mo
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Cathythoughts Sounds fab! I loved that book you have there ♥️ 5mo
KarenUK Sounds lovely..... and I love this book! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Nice fireplace! 5mo
readordierachel Enjoy! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Indeed! Looks cosy. Enjoy. 5mo
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain haha you wouldn‘t think it was June. I think it is supposed to be a bit better today 🤞I would love a fire at home, it‘s so cosy. 5mo
youneverarrived @JenFowler it was 🧡 5mo
youneverarrived @JennyM I did 🥰 5mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts really enjoying it so far ♥️ 5mo
youneverarrived @KarenUK I‘m just over halfway and really liking it! 5mo
youneverarrived @CouronneDhiver it was so cosy 🧡 5mo
BiblioLitten Looks so perfect! 🧡🔥 5mo
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thricerenewed
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
Pickpick

Interesting story. Not sure I would have picked it up if not for book club. Really enjoyed the writing. I thought we got a pretty good picture of the two main characters. Though Ingrid wasn‘t my favorite, her letters were probably the best parts of the book.

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GidgetsTreasures75
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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6-1-19: My 44th finished book of 2019! #swimminglessons #clairefuller 👍🏼📖#️⃣4️⃣4️⃣

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Skeebies05
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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It will be on its way tomorrow! #LMPBC #GroupL

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erzascarletbookgasm
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Pickpick

I liked how the book was set up, alternating between the present and letters written by Ingrid. An intriguing story about love, motherhood, hope, and regret. The story is engaging, especially as insight of the marriage is revealed, and there are parts which are beautiful. I‘m in the minority here.. didn‘t love it as I thought I would. 🤷‍♀️

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erzascarletbookgasm
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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In my #currentread Flora is #hookedonafeeling - or perhaps clinging to hope, that their mother, who has disappeared years ago, is still alive.

My first Claire Fuller.

#MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen This was my first Fuller and I loved it too. Wasn‘t too keen on 5mo
BarbaraBB I really liked this one too. Therefor I bought Bitter Orange but haven‘t read that one yet. 5mo
JennyM My first Fuller as well. And I so enjoyed it. Hope you are, too 😘 5mo
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Kalalalatja Loved this! Also loved the tagged book by Fuller, although it was definitely darker, but just as readable 5mo
rohit-sawant I'd stacked this after reading @Cinfhen's review. Will hopefully get to it soon! 5mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one too ... I hope you do Jessie 5mo
gradcat Nice cover! 👍♥️ I have ⬇️ on my TBR...don‘t know anything about this one, though.... (edited) 5mo
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Cathythoughts
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Pickpick

A story of a troubled marriage & strained family relationships. I loved that Ingrid‘s letters were a “ place of truth “ : “ here , in this place of truths , I can say it “.
I also loved the part that water played : the sea , the water of the womb, the weightlessness. The fish on the road when Flora is driving home , she asks “ was it an omen? ”. I finished this last night & woke up having dreamt of water.
Thanks for this gift @TrishB

erzascarletbookgasm Nice 👍. Will place this further up my tbr pile :) 6mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s a great read 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
Reggie Lovely review! 6mo
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youneverarrived Sounds good! I have it on kindle hopefully get to it soon 👍 6mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie thanks Reggie 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived it‘s very good & very readable ♥️ 6mo
TrishB Glad you enjoyed it 👍🏻 I did too ❤️ 6mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks so much Trish ! I loved it ♥️ 6mo
RadicalReader I‘ve heard this book was wonderful haven‘t read it yet 6mo
Cathythoughts @RadicalReader I would highly recommend it ♥️👍🏻 6mo
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Cathythoughts
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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... “ It‘s difficult to live with both hope and grief ...”
Loving this book Trish ! It reminds me - what you said recently of 2 Kit de Waal‘s books : Like they were written by different authors.
This book is so very different from BITTER ORANGE... could be by another writer. It‘s unreal how far from from each other these 2 books are. SWIMMING LESSONS is on another level for me 👍🏻♥️

TrishB I loved this one ❤️💕 6mo
Cathythoughts I‘m loving it ! And I missed you & wondered if you were ok .. Litsy wouldn‘t be the same without you ( 2 days ... I am a drama queen... seriously I really am ... hope all is ok 😘😘 6mo
kspenmoll I loved this book too! (edited) 6mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll It‘s really good. I‘m living it with the characters 6mo
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OriginalCyn620
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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I loved this book! I‘ve even gifted it 2 or 3 times as part of book swaps. #lessons #springintoreading

EmilyM I absolutely love this book, too! 6mo
Joanne1 Agreed, it was great. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was going to post this one too!! I haven‘t read it yet though!! 6mo
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cobwebmoth
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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"Misjudged your limits
Pushed you too far
Took you for granted
Thought that you needed me more, more, more"
These lyrics reminded me of this book.
#boysdontcry #thecure #AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch

Cinfhen Such a good book!! Looking forward to reading her new book that was gifted to me by @Simona 6mo
Simona @Cinfhen Hmmm, maybe I should try to read this one ... 6mo
Cinfhen This one was VERY GOOD @Simona I think you‘d like it!! 6mo
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Simona @Cinfhen Stacked 😘 6mo
Cathythoughts I have this one now ! I‘m looking forward to it 6mo
Mdargusch This one was very atmospheric as I recall. 6mo
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shellleigh33
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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My #groupL #round5 #LMPBC book came in from @Kayla.Adriena I love all my goodies and my cute card Kayla 🥰❤️. Thank you so much!! I can not wait to read this book.

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KarenUK
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Just saw this on @ writerclairefuller ‘s Instagram feed.... having just finished all of Ian McEwan‘s novels... she‘s ranking them top to bottom, favorite to least favorite.
I‘ve read 6 and really enjoyed them all.... so I‘m going to try and tackle her top two soon... (not read either but her 3rd choice is one of my favorite books)

TrishB I‘m ashamed I haven‘t read any. 6mo
kathedron I thought Atonement and On Chesil Beach were great but I couldn't stand Saturday. 6mo
Cathythoughts I did like On Chesil Beach too 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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Pickpick

So so sorry going out so late @shellleigh33 !! This book was a slow burn but i ended up really liking it!! @Crazeedi @Skeebies05

shellleigh33 I‘ll be watching for it 6mo
Crazeedi Did you get the book I sent on to you? I need to finish rebecca and get it sent, it also goes to you correct? 6mo
Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 it should be there Monday 😫 6mo
Kayla.Adriena @Crazeedi yes! And yes when you're done with Rebecca it comes to me 6mo
Crazeedi @Kayla.Adriena 👍❤😉 6mo
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Cathythoughts
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Thankyou Trish 😘 Loving my birthday books. XXX

Happy Birthday Julia. Little Bee looks great. And I‘m in love with marzipan ✨✨✨Thankyou X

TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 have a fantastic day celebrating 💕 7mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks Trish ! Your the best 😘 7mo
Tanisha_A Lovely gifts! Enjoyyyy! 7mo
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squirrelbrain I loved An Equal Stillness! 7mo
julesG Happy Birthday Cathy! 💐🎈🎂🎉🎁Thank you for the lovely package. Had to laugh when I saw the Cheese Tasters. 😘 7mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A thankyou 😍😍 7mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain that‘s great to hear .. I‘m looking forward to it 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
Cathythoughts @julesG thankyou !! And your welcome 😘 7mo
Lcsmcat Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈 Little Bee is great, but it will break your heart! 7mo
Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat thankyou !! 😘. I love heart breaking books ... ♥️💔 7mo
AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉🎁🎈 7mo
saresmoore Hippo birdies two ewes! ♥️ 7mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG thankyou 😍😘 7mo
Cathythoughts @saresmoore I love it !! Thankyou 👍🏻💕 7mo
Slajaunie Happy Birthday!🎉 7mo
Cathythoughts @Slajaunie Thankyou 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
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Kalalalatja
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Pickpick

I can‘t remember the last time I read a book in 2 days. It was definitely before I started working! I was sucked into this book, sucked into the lives and drama of Ingrid and Gil, mostly, but also into the life and inner workings of Flora, one of their daughters. After loving Fuller‘s first book, this didn‘t disappoint at all!

quirkthenerd That cover 😍 7mo
kspenmoll Great read, glad you enjoyed it! 7mo
JennyM Glad you enjoyed it. A good book that‘s stayed with me. 7mo
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ephemeralwaltz I adore this cover 7mo
TrishB I loved this one too ❤️ 7mo
emilyhaldi I think this was my first BOTM 💙 7mo
Kalalalatja @quirkthenerd @ephemeralwaltz it is really pretty! @kspenmoll @JennyM @TrishB I was surprised by how readable it was, but it was just what I needed at the moment ❤️ @emilyhaldi mine too! Although, I got mine as a gift from @Cinfhen since BOTM doesn‘t ship internationally, I believe. 7mo
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Kalalalatja
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Home alone on a Saturday equals creamy mushroom and bacon toast and starting a new book 👌

#currentlyreading

Tamra Yum! 7mo
TrishB I really enjoyed this book 👍🏻 7mo
phatsallylee Looks tasty! 7mo
ephemeralwaltz Yummy! 7mo
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KarenUK
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1. At work (B&N) I often recommend Kwame Alexander for reluctant boy readers⚽️🏀.....and on the staff recommendations shelves my current rec is Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller 🌊 (tagged).
2. Without fail! Every single day....🛏
3. 74F 😎... today is perfect 💕🌴
4. Marmite tossed with buttered popcorn. 🍿Also love homemade (unsweetened) coleslaw inside my grilled cheese🧀.... 😋
5. Will do 👋💕
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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JennyM
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#MarchIntoThe70s #BridgeOverTroubledWater

There were some troubled waters in this one 🏊‍♀️

Cinfhen Well played 💙I really liked this book 7mo
Tanisha_A Eeee, I like the cover 🤩 7mo
BarbaraBB Smart choice. I liked this one too. 7mo
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Kayla.Adriena
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Starting to markup my #lmpbc #GroupL #Round5 book this weekend! Finally we have some sunshine today!

jhod Loved this! 8mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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shellleigh33 I‘m so excited to read all of these! They all sound so good!! 8mo
Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 me too! I'm mailing to you this time!! 8mo
Crazeedi @Kayla.Adriena so I'll send to you? 8mo
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Kayla.Adriena @Crazeedi exactly ! 8mo
Skeebies05 Yay!! 8mo
Crazeedi @Kayla.Adriena @Skeebies05 😉💕👍 8mo
Bookishthoughts Some great books! 8mo
Bookishthoughts The good people is one of my favorite s. Hope you all enjoy! 8mo
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Samplergal
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Pickpick

4⭐️. I‘m glad I read it. #MountTBR

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 9mo
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Samplergal
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Since I never finished this for a book club, it‘s time to finish. Unfortunately, I attempted to pick up where I left off. 🙄. Back to page one. Sigh. Watching the Golden Globes and reading.

AnneFindsJoy That cover is awesome! 🌊 ✨ 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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I had a few more birthday surprises in my mailbox when I got home today!! Thank you so very much!! This was so sweet and thoughtful of you Soubhi!! This one has been on my list for a while and the cover is beautiful 💛

BookBabe I loved this book! Hope you enjoy it too. 💛 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBabe thank you!! 💛💛 12mo
cathysaid How lovely! Happy birthday! 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cathysaid thank you!! 💛💛 12mo
Mdargusch Happy Birthday! 🎂🎂🎂 12mo
Sophia1 Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎂 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch thank you!! ❤️ 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Sophia1 thank you!! 💗💗 12mo
Soubhiville I‘m so glad it got there in time! I hope you‘ll enjoy it. Happy birthday! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville I know I will!! Thank you sooo much!! 💞💞 12mo
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Soubhiville
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Well, I gave this 4 days and 123 pages, and I‘m moving on. It might just be me, or timing, but I can‘t concentrate on it, it‘s not holding my attention. On to something more seasonal.

TheNerdyProfessor Bummer! I really enjoyed this book but I read it several years ago. Sometimes the timing just isnt right for a certain book. 12mo
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Tex2Flo
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Pickpick

Devastated that I Forgot to read the book and had to miss book club discussion. Loving the book titles that end some of the chapters.

KarenUK Oooh pretty nails Tex! Hope you love this one..... it was universally loved at book club.... and we missed you! X 12mo
Tex2Flo I just couldn‘t stand to hear the plot before I got to read it! It is a fabulous read. Thanks for missing me. 12mo
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KarenUK
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I just finished this audiobook as a re-read for my bookclub this week.... I didn‘t think it would be possible, but I loved ‘Swimming Lessons‘ even more the second time around! It‘s SOOOOO good! 💕💕
Luckily Claire Fuller‘s new one comes out tomorrow, so I just picked up the kindle version.... very excited!

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Beck9lol
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Pickpick

This book drove me crazy! I wanted to strangle, shake, hit over the head...and repeat...nearly all of the characters. I found myself dreading to pick it up because I couldn‘t stand them disappointing me even more. When I did pick it up, I had a hard time putting it down. What a story! I loved the format and the last 50 pages were so satisfying. I thought YES FINALLY! I‘m not giving anything away. Great stuff ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👍🏼

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read.run.travel
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Next up. I am in love with this cover 🌊😍
Has anyone read this or Fuller‘s other book, Our Endless Numbered Days?

jhod Both of them! I am a fan! Plus I had a little chat on Insta with her about our feelings on the Mars Room so I am even more of one now!! 14mo
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Joanne1
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
Pickpick

I found this book a fascinating exploration of a life lived in a way so utterly and devastatingly different from what was imagined. There was an overwhelming feeling of being trapped in motherhood and marriage in a way rarely spoken of. There were many unanswered questions plus a few plot issues but still a compelling read. I especially loved the chapters told through letters.

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Joanne1
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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My head is swimming with excel spreadsheets and formulas... time for a lunch break. I sure will be glad when this uni subject is done with. #ihatestatistics.

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LittleMummyMe
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Mehso-so

Ok, I enjoyed reading this but the ambiguity in the story wasn't to my liking.
Is the mother figure of the story dead, or just missing... her marriage was not particularly a happy one. She doesn't seem happy as a mother... her husband is abusive... is she also mentally ill and everyone around her ignores it???
Ambiguous book that didn't really work for me.

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Joanne1
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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My latest physical book read (as distinct from my ereader and audiobook 'reads'). Anyone else read this one?

kathedron It's on my TBR 1y
Lauram I read it in June. It had been on my library digital wishlist FOREVER. 1y
Soubhiville It‘s on my TBR also. 1y
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Valink
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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This is the rest of my #BOTMbacklog making a total of 25 unread BOTM books. I thought I had more! I do have a few books in my TBR stacks that were #BOTM selections but that I purchased elsewhere, so I didn‘t include those. I need to make a list of what to get to sooner rather than later. Suggestions? My other stack was posted yesterday I think. Or the day before.

MelissaSue81 The only one of these I‘ve read is The Couple Next Door and I hated it. 1y
Lovesbooks87 I have read some of them. I loved The Couple Next Door, Girls in the Moon, and Artemis! Bonfire was pretty good too! (edited) 1y
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Thousand-Lives I loved The Secret History and Circling the Sun. 1y
GloVerdino And these!!!! 1y
Valink @GloVerdino I think two of these were from you. 1y
Valink @Thousand-Lives I‘m a little intimidated by how thick The Secret History is! 1y
GloVerdino @Valink I three of them are mine, but the other ones - I want to read all those! 1y
Valink @Lovesbooks87 I heard Artemis is being adapted into a movie. Or maybe a TV show? I think a movie though 1y
Thousand-Lives @Valink Yes, I have to be in the right mood for a long book! The Leavers and Swimming Lessons were also good, and much less intimidating in length! 😊 1y
bookandcat Oooh so many good books! I loved Pachinko and Swimming Lessons from this pile. 1y
Bookish_Minnesota Pachinko is so good!! 1y
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MEGR
Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Pickpick

Fantastic book. The deeper into the story, the more compelling it became.

TrishB Enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗 1y
MEGR Thank you! 1y
Jinjer Yes!!! I loved the slow build up. 14mo
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