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Sugar Queen
Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
In this irresistible novel, Sarah Addison Allen, author of the "New York Times" bestselling debut, Garden Spells," " tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets and secret passions are about to change her life forever. Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother s house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night . Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis and two parts fairy godmother. With Della Lee s tough love, Josey s narrow existence quickly expands. She even bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them and who has a close connection to Josey s longtime crush. Soon Josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. And that s just for starters. Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love and the enchanting possibilities of every new day."
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Eggs
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Sarah Addison Allen weaves pure magic into her novels. Her novels are truly #magicmoments

#jazzyjune

nu-bibliophile She's one of my faves😍 7d
Karisa Like comfort food for the reader's brain.💗 7d
Crazeedi I've read 3 of these, have to.look for other 2! 7d
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Texreader Garden Spells was amazing. I have more of her books but haven‘t had a chance to read them. 6d
JenReadsAlot Love her books! 6d
dreamnthegarden Garden Spells is on my tbr! I can't wait to read it now 😄 6d
Gina I love her books. The magic is lightly sprinkled throughout. Perfection 6d
Eggs @nu-bibliophile @Karisa @Crazeedi @Texreader @JenReadsAlot @dreamnthegarden @Gina Thanks for all the comments💗🤗 yes @Karisa comfort food for the brain is apt! 6d
MellieAntoinette And has the most gorgeous covers! 6d
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Literaturenut
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15 minutes into this book and I just can‘t. I don‘t often abandoned books. But this one is not for me.

Crazeedi Lately I've been bailing more for some reason... 1w
gradcat Wow! Well, that was quick! And why not—life‘s too short! 😂 1w
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WanderingBookaneer
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Starting tagged book.

jewright But I‘ll only read a couple of chapters... 2w
Minimalgrl 😂😂😂 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂 2w
Peddler410 🤣 I play that game too! 2w
Dawn_Rodriguez1970 I play that game too! 2w
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MellieAntoinette
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Sweetly devourable! Exactly what I‘ve come to expect from a Sarah Addison Allen.

JenReadsAlot My favorite! 2mo
GondorGirl @JenReadsAlot Mine too! 😍 2mo
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MellieAntoinette
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“Books like her. Books wanted to take care of her.”

Krystle13 @MellieAntoinette I love all her books. They are so cute and magical. 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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It was a good month of reading, and these were my #februaryfavs! #literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good!! ❤️❤️ 4mo
britt_brooke I loved Fox 8! 4mo
JenReadsAlot The Sugar Queen 😍 4mo
vkois88 Loved As Old As Time & Frankenstein!!! Great choices 🤗🤗 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice list! 📚💖 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Josey not only hides candy and other treats in a secret closet, but her chapters are also named after candy!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool! 🍭🍭 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Loved this book! A charming tale. I felt bad for the MC, Josey, and her journey of coming into her own was a joy to read. #popsugarreadingchallenge
Also read for #llb19 for a book with a Litsy rating of more than 95%.

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OriginalCyn620
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Going to make a dent in this one, hopefully. I started it yesterday but didn‘t get far as it was my daughter‘s birthday!

aprilpohren I loved this one! 4mo
JenReadsAlot One of my favorites! 4mo
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Swe_Eva
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Beautiful morning audiowalk! The book is enjoyable, but a little too chick lit for me. The magic bits are great, though. #audiowalk #litsywalkers

Cinfhen Sooooo pretty🤩🤩🤩 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Beautiful pic! 5mo
Kaye Beautiful photo ! 5mo
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DarcysMom That picture! 😍😍😍 5mo
Texreader I loved her Garden Spells. I have this one but haven‘t been able to get into it yet. I agree with your assessment. I like the magic. 5mo
RidgewayGirl This is my favorite of her books. 5mo
Blaire Beautiful! Thought this was a fun #palatecleanser 5mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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I went to the library for the first time this year.

Leftcoastzen Yay! 5mo
JenReadsAlot ❤ sugar queen 5mo
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻⭐️😁🤓😎 5mo
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Littlestbookshelf I loved garden spells! 5mo
SW-T Really liked The Sugar Queen. Garden Spells is sitting in my TBR pile. 5mo
TK421 The Color of Magic is a really fun read. Enjoy!☺ 5mo
Laura317 I love this entire stack. Great picks! 5mo
TheBogwitch Three GREAT books! 5mo
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Krystle13
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Hope this book is neat as her other 2 I have read. Easy reads and cute stories. Takes you into a "fantasy" land.... Away from the normal hussle and bustle of life.

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Krysta
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Selling my book, The Girl with the Empty Suitcase, at a market today. In the downtime I'm starting The Sugar Queen. A light read so far but nice cor this time of year and my start-and-stop reading this year.

Melissa_J I loved this book! 6mo
Krysta @Melissa_J I'm enjoying it so far! 6mo
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bunny
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This magical book is one of my favorites. Josey, one of the main characters, has a serious sweet tooth, but she has to hide it from her overbearing mother. Throughout the course of the novel she learns to stand up for herself, and finds a pretty sweet life waiting for her when she does. Filled with just a pinch of the fantastic (like books that appear just when you need them, which sounds lovely to me) and romance too. #candyland #SeasonsReadings

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#NovemberWrapUp 🍁🍂
11 books read this month, bringing me to 152 so far this year. I read The Sugar Queen every Fall! It makes it easier to let the warmer weather go. Nothing like reading about how much Josie loves those first cold snaps to make Fall and impending Winter more bearable! It‘s my #BestOfNovember But it always is! So, out of the new-to-me reads, Etched In Bone, was my favorite! Anne Bishop never disappoints! Happy reading, Littens!

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Lmstraubie
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It's cold, rainy and windy. That's why I'm happy to be inside with a cup of tea, a fire and a book 😊

CouronneDhiver Me too! ☔️ 8mo
Sassy_Steph One of my favourite books 8mo
mcipher That is a great book! And I love your fireplace! ❤️❤️ 8mo
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Crazeedi I've not read this one by her, looks good. I've enjoyed a couple of her books 8mo
Lmstraubie @mcipher Wish I could say it was mine, but it's not. We are away for our, "Oh, THAT'S why I married you!" weekend and are staying at a sweet B&B. 8mo
Lmstraubie @Sassy_Steph @Crazeedi This is my first book by her. Anne Bogel has mentioned it several times on her Podcast What Should I Read Next so I had to check it out. 8mo
Sassy_Steph I love all her books! Great writer!! 8mo
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJuly18 #kiss

Catch up for yesterday's prompt. This is a sweet book (pun intended) 😉And that's quite a kiss.

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Eggs
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"...sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around."

merelybookish Very true! 12mo
shellleigh33 I love Sarah Addison Allen‘s books!! 12mo
Bookspirit 👋 @eggs What reader are you using ? It's looking bigger than a real book , 😮 ! 12mo
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BethM This! 12mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
Eggs @bookspirit Kindle. I adjust my font size to accommodate my eye strain 🤓 12mo
Bookspirit @Eggs ☺ Happy Kindling! 👍 12mo
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Eggs
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So lovely!! @GypsyKat

GypsyKat Did you buy this one today too? 12mo
Eggs Guilty 12mo
RadicalReader @Eggs me inside of a library every time seriously having to limit myself to just the holds so I don‘t have to rent a pack mule to assist in carrying the weight of books on my shoulders 12mo
GlassAsDiamonds @GypsyKat & @Eggs .... 🙋🏻‍♀️ Also guilty (these amazon sales!!!!!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️(. (edited) 12mo
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GypsyKat
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There were a couple of deals I couldn‘t pass up today! 😉 #BookHaul #KindleSale

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kayceecruz
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Three words: Whimsical. Quirky. Magical. I really enjoyed this book. Magical realism is so fascinating to me. Josey was an endearing and lovely MC and you wanted her to find happiness. Chloe was a lost and interesting girl that you wanted to hug. Della Lee was a hilarious and made you laugh a lot. Definitely recommend.

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kayceecruz
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I don't know much about this book except it has magic, Southern Belles that are terrible at being Southern Belles and lots of sweets! Plan to delve into this one this weekend!

DebinHawaii It's a good one! 💛Have you read any of her books before? 13mo
kayceecruz @DebinHawaii I haven't! I am looking forward to starting then! 13mo
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nu-bibliophile
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"Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around."

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kayceecruz
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TBR pile for April/May. It just keeps growing!

dreadamara That's almost the size of my yearly pile since I had my daughter! So ashamed, lol 😣 13mo
kayceecruz @dreadamara omg don't be! I barely read anything while I was finishing up my degree so I am making up for it now! But as long as you read what you want, it doesn't attwr the quantity! 😁 13mo
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Melissa_J I really liked this book! 14mo
C.Perone @Melissa_J I loved the stalking books!Have you read any of her others? 14mo
Melissa_J I‘ve read all her stuff. They only one I didn‘t really enjoy was The Peach Keeper - it wasn‘t bad, just didn‘t resonate with me like her others did. 14mo
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C.Perone @melissa_j I love her stuff💜 The Peach Keeper was a little different, took me a little to get into it, but loved it by the end 14mo
Melissa_J I hope she has another book coming out soon. 14mo
C.Perone @Melissa_J I do too. It feels like it‘s been forever 😕 14mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#ReadingResolutions @Jess7
Today‘s prompt was #BooksAboutBooks Most of my books about books are currently in storage, but I do have these lovelies available!

The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
The Norton Book of Classical Literature

Obviously, I needed something sweet to go with these great books. Since the last few days have been so warm, I was in need of some mochi ice cream!😋

#GloryToTheGuild

GatheringBooks i enjoyed the darkness of the book of lost things. :) 1y
BookwormBoo Oooh how was The Book of Lost Things? I picked it up at the bookstore and decided on another book but made a mental note to come back to it. 1y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @GatheringBooks @BookwormBoo I actually haven‘t read it yet, but I am very intrigued by it! And everything I‘ve heard about it has been great! 1y
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Chasing_Pages
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Yay!! Im so excited, and spoiled! So many cool things! I‘m excited to read all of these, the tagged book sounds really interesting! @JoRead Thank you so much, I love it all! #EasterBasketBookSwap
Thanks @JoeStalksBeck for hosting!

I literally couldn‘t hold #Luna back from the excitement long enough to take a pic without her photo bombing 😹 I think she ate a piece of grass, not sure how worried I should be 😳 #catsoflitsy

Betty I've noticed from looking at the pictures of our Easter baskets that our pets are equally excited at what's in the boxes! 1y
Chasing_Pages @Betty Yes! Obviously it‘s all about them! 😹 1y
JoRead I'm so glad you like it. Enjoy! 1y
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vonnie862
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APLitlife Great author, haven‘t read this one yet. 1y
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peaknit
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1. Chloe of The Sugar Queen, books she “needs” just appear, she is sweet with good friends and I‘d like to make a living making cheese and tomato sandwiches...seems pretty uncomplicated all around.
2. Good Will Hunting
3. Thoughts of my best grandma or childhood memories in general.
4. This is a day late, so anyone who would like to play...tag, you‘re it!
#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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LaLove
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Love, Love, Love!

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BreBookLover
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Today I needed a lighthearted read. So I am going to my go to author for this - Sarah Addison Allen. I have read all of her books and have loved every one of them. She adds the perfect amount of magic to her writing. I am 44 pages in and feel like I am home.

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peaknit
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1. A stuffed dog with a radio in his belly, sounds creepy now but it was awesome! 🎶
2. Sugar queen has gone to many people, I just gave Pachinko to my brother-in-law and he dug it a lot.
3. Dark side...46, I have to say my 40's have been the best so far🙌🏻
4. I live 9 miles from the hospital I was born in, had my girls there, but hope to move somewhere warm when I retire. 🤞🏼
5. Done
Happy Birthday @jesshowbooks 🎂🎉 #friyayintro

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Conservio
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I love the magical realism Sarah Addison Allen puts in her books. I'd love it if random books appeared whenever I needed something! Also, my #24in48 kinda Fell apart today... so I'm shooting for #24in72 😅 #magicalrealism #lightheartedreads

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Jas16
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A book with candy on the cover for #booksandcandy #riotgrams

Gayan I love this book! 2y
Jas16 @Gayan Me too! 2y
Chachic That's a good spin on the prompt.👌 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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My favorite books/authors for #5fordinner
Thanks @peaknit for the Wisconsin tags!

CuriousG David Sedaris 👏👏👏 2y
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leslieisreading
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This book takes place just as summer transitions to fall, and I'm loving listening to it while experiencing the first hints of fall here! 🍁

coffeenebula So pretty! 2y
DogEaredBooks Love Sarah Addison Allen 🍁❤️🍁 2y
batsy Lovely! 2y
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leslieisreading
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New audiobook - my first Sarah Addison Allen!

annahenke I loved this author, but to be honest this wasn't my favorite. I'd start with Garden Spells if you can. 2y
Chelleo Ooooohh....Love her!! Hope you like it as much as I did. 2y
leslieisreading @annahenke that's the one that's been on my radar the longest, but unfortunately I couldn't get the audio on Overdrive 2y
leslieisreading @Chelleo So far so good! I really like the tone! 2y
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niftytiffd
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This character gets me.😏

rubyslippersreads Books and cats are the best company! 📚😺 2y
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howjessreads
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The fact that I have binge-listened to three entire Sarah Addison Allen books in the last 6 days should tell you how good they are! ❤️

GondorGirl Keep going! You have a few more until you've completed the SAA collection! 2y
sammisho I got a couple in a swap and have yet to start them! 2y
Amandajoy This one is my favorite of hers! 2y
kspenmoll I so enjoy her books! 2y
howjessreads I'm in good company @Amandajoy & @kspenmoll!! @sammisho - go read them right now!! 🙂❤️ 2y
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howjessreads
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Hooray for a fabulous audiobook helping me get chores done. I did all the above stuff plus vacuumed and scrubbed the kitchen bc I didn't want to stop listening! 😍 #audiobook

emilyhaldi That's great motivation!! 2y
LauraBeth 🙌🙌 2y
KarenUK I love Sarah Addison Allen's books on audio... 💕 (edited) 2y
Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
kspenmoll 👏👏👏💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 2y
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peaknit
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A book that I think is worthy of #outofthisworldgiveaway This book is my happy place, when I need something sweet enough to make my teeth ache, I turn to The Sugar Queen❤️🍭🍰🍫 thanks for a chance for an ARC of your book @valeriegeary #everythingwelost

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RosieBoo65
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This was my first Sarah Addison Allen book and I loved it!! It wasn't too fluffy or too heavy and it kept me engaged in the story all the way through. There was great character development, engaging plot and magical fun. You must read the author's interview at the end and her deleted scenes. The added insight you receive from those is so cool. I highly recommend this book.

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RosieBoo65
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This is me. Only bookish people understand why all the books! Thank you Sarah Addison Allen.

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MarticaMustRead
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❤?????....??? #Audiobook #SummerReading

Definitely my fav of hers thus far! ?
(Thanks @Sassy_Steph !)

And I'm pretty sure the reason for that is because of Chloe Finery's character, who has a very "special" relationship w/ books that I'd LOVE to have? - & whom I envisioned as Isla Fisher.?

I've now listened to all 3 titles of hers that my library carries, which is a big bummer since her books make for wonderful summer listens!??

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KerriNTurner
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I quote I can relate to.

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peaknit
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Some unlikely besties come to pass in one of my favorite books😊 #besties #sizzlinsummerbooks

JenReadsAlot Yes!! 2y
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Jas16
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At the start of the month I posted my tentative TBR for June and I am pretty pleased with how many of them I actually read. I read 39 total books (5 audio and 7 physical books from my shelves which is a lower number than books purchased). Best book of the month was Hunger by Roxanne Gay. #wrapup #splashintosummerreads #bestofjune #junebookbugs

Lmstraubie Wow! Nicely done! 👏👏👏👏👏 2y
rachellayown That's impressive! 2y
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