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The Identicals
The Identicals | Elin Hilderbrand
'The Queen of the Summer Novel' (People) The ultimate summertime reading for fans of Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult. Nantucket is only two and a half hours away from Martha's Vineyard by ferry. But the two islands might as well be worlds apart for a set of identical twin sisters who have been at odds for years. Just because twins look exactly the same doesn't mean they're anything alike - and Tabitha and Harper Frost have spent their whole lives trying to prove this point. When a family crisis forces them to band together - or at least appear to - the twins come to realise that the special bond that they share is more important than the resentments that have driven them apart. A story of new loves, old battles, and a threat that gives a whole new meaning to the term sibling rivalry, The Identicals is Elin Hilderbrand at her page-turning best.
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Sporto
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Fun read

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DebbieGrillo
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"The beach is stunning—a wide swath of sand that extends in both directions with only a few people visible in the distance. The waves pound the sand, and Fish runs to the water‘s edge and barks his happiness, his relief. He has missed the ocean."

#QuotsyJune19 #ocean @TK-421

erzascarletbookgasm Aww 🐶 🐾 💗 1mo
gradcat I‘m in love with the dog—and the beach! 🐶 🏝 ♥️ 1mo
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BookishGirl06
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A nice summery read perfect for this time of year.

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wallacereads
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Whenever I feel like something light I always turn to Ms. Hilderbrand.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Bailedbailed

Wow. 2 Bails in 2 Days. I used to never Bail. Listened to several chapters of Midnight just couldn't get in to it. Skipped to last chapter. Meh. Identicals is for a Book Club that I sometimes attend. 2 Chapters and I'm out. Thinking I'll skip this month. Can't do books about family drama and ESPECIALLY women who continually make stupid decisions. 🤦‍♀️
#springcleaning #bookclubbails
#readwhatyouloveproject2019

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Stephaniereads1
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1. The weather
2. Allergies
3. New books
4. Attend a book convention
4. Tagged

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Are you planning to attend any particular book convention? And thanks for playing! 🌷 5mo
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Tashreads
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her books!! 💗💗 11mo
Tashreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - I haven‘t read one yet. The Identicals is on my TBR because I am a mom of identical twins 11mo
Pamwurtzler @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tashreads I love her books too! They‘re a great beach read. 11mo
vkois88 Nice picks. I hear a lot of great things about her books 11mo
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KarenUK
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What a surprise! This was my first by this author, and I enjoyed it WAY more than I was expecting to. This was the perfect summer beach read.... rich people problems, gorgeous island settings (Nantucket/ Martha‘s Vineyard), plenty of family struggles and shenanigans, flawed characters and a happy ending. This was definitely a #rightbookrighttime kinda thing. Just what I was in the mood for, and I‘ll read this author again.
#booked2018 #beachread

Reviewsbylola I‘ve been thinking about reading this! I‘m glad you liked it so much. 12mo
KarenUK @Reviewsbylola It was @Cinfhen ‘s review that tipped the scales for me... and I‘m so glad I read it... I had definitely judged the covers of Hildebrand‘s books as not for me... I was so wrong! 12mo
Cinfhen Great review and I agree, Hildebrand can write a perfect beach read #braincandy 🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭so happy u picked it up😁 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
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KarenUK
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#audiocooking ready for a book club gathering at my place tonight.....
@Cinfhen you were so right! This is the perfect, easy breezy beach read..... Loving it so far....
#booked2018 #beachread
#pop18 #twins

howjessreads I loved that one too! 12mo
Cinfhen I used this for both of those prompts too!! I really enjoyed it and so glad u are too💋 12mo
KarenUK @cinfhen hope you are relaxing and recovering from your travels 😘💕 12mo
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Eggs
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Elin hildebrand is known for her novels set near the ocean 🌊
#ocean #coolbooks @Linsy

Linsy My older sister and I always wished we were twins! 12mo
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BlueStockingReviews
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The Frost twins haven‘t talked in fourteen years. But now... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-identicals

Cinfhen I liked this one... 12mo
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kristafred
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The latest book in my bag.. I'm all about the summer books right now

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LMJenkins
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This was such a fun read. What does it say about me that I am conflicted to give it four stars because it isn‘t quite literature? No matter, four stars it is because it‘s exactly what I wanted and needed to read over the course of last 24 hours. And I think my next book will be another Elin Hilderbrand!

TiredLibrarian I've never read her, but I put up a display of summer reads, and hers are flying off the shelf! I'll need to check her out myself. 😊 12mo
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ReadingMeagan
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I ended up staying up until 1am finishing this one up. A little predictable but still an enjoyable read.

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LMJenkins
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This seems to be a fun, easy summer read. Jumping in!

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ReadingMeagan
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My view as I read today. The heat has finally broken and I can actually read on the screen in porch at the cottage. It had been way way way to hot over the past week to spend any time out here!

Zelma Looks like a great reading spot! 13mo
tracey38 Looks nice and relaxing. Enjoy! 13mo
ReadingMeagan @Zelma It is! New furniture this summer makes it a spot that is perfect for sitting all day 😆 13mo
ReadingMeagan @tracey38 Thank you! I will 😊 13mo
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ReadingMeagan
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Went to Costco for paper towels and toilet paper. Left with these books (and the items we came for) pretty successful trip 🤣

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4thhouseontheleft
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1. Most of Elin Hildebrand‘s covers remind me of summer.
2. Can‘t choose! I liked The Book of Essie, but I just started Behold the Dreamers and love it!
3. Spending a lot of quality time with my hubby and daughter!
4. Fun summer plans happening now! Enjoying our Nevis vacay tremendously! Also on the summer agenda: trip to NYC to see HP and the Cursed Child 🎉😃, my half-sister‘s wedding in VA, and a hiking trip to the mountains.

#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! Sounds like you‘re having a fabulous summer already! Enjoy! 😀 13mo
4thhouseontheleft @wanderinglynn It is a great summer so far! 13mo
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Mdargusch
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Mehso-so

#unpopularopinion
This is my first Hilderbrand book and i think it will be my last since I‘m not a chick lit fan. Her dialogue is annoying- so much Tabitha said,Harper said,Tabitha said... And her litany of designer clothing (plus prices),menu items, and designer home goods was overdone. I‘m wondering if she got paid every time she mentioned a designer or a restaurant?

That being said, it‘s a decent story that is perfect for the beach.

#pop18

MissAimz_55 I bailed on it so I guess I'm part of the unpopular opinion too 14mo
emilyhaldi Lol maybe she's sponsored! 14mo
Mdargusch I‘m glad to hear that @MissAimz_55 because there were so many people on Litsy that liked this book. 14mo
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Mdargusch It‘s very odd @emilyhaldi 14mo
Reviewsbylola I have a feeling her books would be a bit much for me. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 14mo
Mdargusch I only finished because of the pop18 challenge @Reviewsbylola 14mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve not read her yet but have two of her books on my shelves. And I don‘t like chick lit...😬😀 (edited) 14mo
Mdargusch Well, there‘s a lot of Litsy love for this book @BarbaraBB but you might want to save it for a time when you need fluff if you‘re not a chick lit fan. 14mo
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Read4life
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Finished this audio in just a couple of days. I enjoyed it. Hilderbrand has a way of drawing you into each character‘s world and wanting to invest your time in them.

Copwithabook I‘m going on a cruise in November and am thinking about saving this audiobook for that trip. Will it make a good vacation listen? 14mo
Read4life @Copwithabook Definitely! Enjoy your cruise. 🚢 14mo
Mdargusch I‘m listening to this now and I‘m annoyed with she said, she said, she said, he said,... the author needs to come up with some variations. I think it‘s probably more annoying to hear that than read that. 14mo
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Read4life
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Started this yesterday. Her new book (The Perfect Couple out 6/19) is a mystery. Something new for Hilderbrand.
I‘m enjoying this one☝️ so far. Hilderbrand always does a nice job developing her characters.

Mdargusch I just started this on audio for the #pop18 challenge. So far it‘s pretty good. 14mo
tammysue Love her books! 14mo
Read4life @Mdargusch I listened to it for that, too. 🤓 14mo
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SheLovessToRead
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Really enjoyed this book! Not something I usually read, but glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to read something new! Can‘t wait to read more from Elin Hilderbrand #BoundByHallowsBookClub

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BekaReid
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Growing up I watched The Parent Trap (with Hayley Mills) too many times to count. And Elin Hildebrand offers a taste of that with this story. This was a fun, quick read and perfectly suited to my need for a lighter read this weekend.

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Bostonmomx2
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Quintessential beach read! I had quit reading her quite a few years ago and decided to give this one a try. Glad I did. I really enjoyed it.

tammysue Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 1y
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Bostonmomx2
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Some outdoor reading and relaxing with my favorite Dutch Bros iced latte. 🌞🥤📚

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Bostonmomx2
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Reading a few pages before I take this one to the vet. He had a seizure “like” episode today (his 5th) so we‘re going for an adjustment (acu/chiro) as we think it‘s spine related.
Anyway. The teenager in this book is making me mental. I seriously want to punch her and tell her to quit being a complete and utter a$$hole to her mother. She better redeem or herself and I‘ll be mad.

cobwebmoth Aw, poor pup! 1y
EvieBee Aww, hope he feels better. 1y
AmyG Awww poor baby. 1y
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Swe_Eva Poor doggo. Sending my best wishes. 💜🐶 1y
Christine11 Poor little thing - I hope he‘s ok! 🐾♥️ 1y
Scurvygirl 💚💚 1y
JoScho Poor baby. I hope he feels better soon ❤️ 1y
ladym30 Hope he feels better soon! 1y
JenReadsAlot Sending hugs! 1y
tpixie Good luck with your puppy 🐶 🍀💚🐶 1y
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Bostonmomx2
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Ok so I‘m going with this instead. My previous post (now deleted) had a topic I just don‘t want to read about right now so I changed gears.

trazo Adorable bookmark!!! 1y
Bostonmomx2 @trazo thanks! Def one of my faves. 1y
BookMaven407 ❤️ that bookmark! 1y
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Denisereads75
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Mehso-so

This is the first book I have read by Elin Hildebrand. I actually listened to the audio book. The narrator wasn‘t great so I was slow to warm to the novel. I enjoyed it enough while I was reading but just felt Meh when it was it was over. It won‘t stop me from picking up another of her novels.

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Laalaleighh
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Twin sisters split parent trap style during their parents divorce live on the competing islands of Nantucket and Martha‘s Vineyard, not speaking up until the day an unfortunate series of events causes them to have to switch lives for awhile.

Definitely a character driven novel. There‘s nothing special about it but when I finished I turned around and ordered a few more of her books because it managed to make me forget it was snowing in April.

Samplergal A great beach read! 🏖 1y
C.Perone This wasn‘t one of her best, but overall Elin Hilderbrand is a goto for a fun, lose -myself in a story read 1y
Laalaleighh @C.Perone do you have a specific hildebrabd you would recommend? 1y
C.Perone The Island was my utmost favorite followed by a very close second The Matchmaker 1y
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Laalaleighh
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Maybe if I read a beach book the weather will get the message and hurry up with the warm already.

Cinfhen I really liked this one!!! 1y
Samplergal I liked this one too. Easy reading and summer to look forward to! 1y
Reviewsbylola 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 1y
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Suet624 Well on the off chance it might work, please start reading this immediately. 😀 1y
Laalaleighh @Suet624 it started snowing 😩 1y
Suet624 Oh no! I am sooo done with this winter. 1y
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Julsmarshall
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I liked it, kept me reading, interesting and complex characters but I didn‘t really like them very much. Not one of my favorites of hers so far.

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MeganAnnabell
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I forgot to take a picture before I returned it to the library 😢 this was my first book by the author and I absolutely loved it. Will definitely be reading more 🤗

Cinfhen It was a really good beach read😎 1y
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Julsmarshall
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Loving being on the island again! Such a great airplane read! #travelingreader #islandtime

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Reviewsbylola
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What an awesome giveaway @Cinfhen 😍🎉😍🎉😍🎉😍 #litsyapocalypsegiveaway. Tagging @emilyhaldi and @Mdargusch

emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Cinfhen 😘😘😘 1y
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MissAimz_55
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This is only a slow read for me because I'm reading multiple books at once. I'm also reading the ebook and i tend to read slower on the phone. Here is my delicious dinner I ate while I was reading, I made salmon and bell peppers. #happinessisresistance #booktherapy #slowfoodslowread

SassyBookworm Yum 😋 1y
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MissAimz_55
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Yay for spring. #manicnonday @JoScho
1. I have a ton of anticipated spring books but I'll say the tagged one since it's set on islands/beach settings.
2. Kinda, I don't start my new job until April 9 and my girlfriend is on spring break right now so I guess it's my spring break
3. I love love sunflowers 🌻 🌻 but really I love to have any fresh flowers in my house
4. Chocolate !

JoScho Sunflowers 🌻💛 1y
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MissAimz_55
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It's so nice to have books on the go, especially since we are all getting ready for a wedding and I'm bored 😂😂 #borrowedbooks #yayforinternet #technology #letyourselfbehappy #readingresolutions #happinessisresistance #marchinbooks

tammysue Loved The Identicals 💗 1y
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Cinfhen
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Forgot to review yesterday....a delightful, fun, easy read without the cheese ❣️❣️❣️My only complaint, a rather too perfect ending...still highly recommend when looking for #beachread #braincandy #palettecleanser 🏖🍭🍹

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Cinfhen
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Up next... my daughter thought this one was the right blend of fun and sophistication ~ she promises me it‘s NOT flighty or flippant. Hoping to use this for #Booked2018 #BeachRead #Pop18 #Twins #vacationreads

emilyhaldi Oooohh really??? Very curious to see if you agree with her! 1y
Cinfhen It‘s definitely fun @emilyhaldi but sophisticated?!? Ummm, not by my standards😂 1y
Aswenson This one is good, pretty clean fun. 😁 1y
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Mdargusch Let me know if it‘s not too cheesy. 1y
Cinfhen Will do @Mdargusch so far it‘s entertaining and not cotton candy nauseating 😉💕 1y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been so curious about this one. Your daughter makes me think it won‘t be as bad as I expected. 1y
Cinfhen It‘s good junk @Reviewsbylola I‘m enjoying ....but sophisticated....ha! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her books!! 1y
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LadyBrik
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This was an impulse grab at the library, and man, I‘m really enjoying it!

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SheReadsAgain
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Seemed like a good fit.

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Courtneymal17
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It was a light, fun read. It would definitely be a good vacation book, but it didn‘t really leave me with a lasting impression. 3.75*

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Eggs
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Though they were always closely connected geographically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually, my identical twin sisters chose polar opposite adult lives. The book's author is also a twin.
Another TBR knocked out. #mounttbrchallenge @DivaDiane

Velvetfur Oh aren't they just the CUTEST?! 😍 1y
Eggs Thank you @Velvetfur !! 1y
SilversReviews Adorable!! 1y
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Eggs Thanks @SilversReviews ! These girlies were 19 when I was born. They both became RNs. One married and had 7 kids; the other became a religious Sister. The married one passed in 2005; the other is now 85 1y
SilversReviews @Eggs ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1y
Kaye What a cute photo. ✨ I bet it was neat having twin sisters, but if they were so much older than you, it must‘ve been more like having some extra twin moms 🙂 Pretty interesting that they both chose such different paths in life. Did they always live close to each other so they could visit often ? 1y
Eggs @Kaye For the most part yes. I had 5 sisters (now only 3) and they were all motherly to me 1y
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Courtneymal17
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Up Next! For Popsugar-Book with Characters who are twins!

MissAimz_55 Nice! I was thinking about doing this one for that prompt but instead I'm doing 1y
Courtneymal17 I had planned to read You‘ll Miss Me When I‘m Gone but it‘s further down on my tbr and none of my audiobook holds are going through! 1y
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LDuffN
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So now I'm half way through this book and my house is nearly spotless. Time to take a break and get dinner started. Read/ listened for 4 hours 15 minutes today. #24in48 @24in48

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LDuffN
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Getting some much needed cleaning doine in my house and listening to The Identicals. Audio books count for #24in48 right? @24in48

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LDuffN
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What I'm listening to now!!!

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Mel01
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My annual Elin Hilderbrand beach read. Imagining I‘m in Nantucket while savouring the images and descriptions of seafood. The perfect author for summer.