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Shark Club - Large Print
Shark Club - Large Print | Ann Kidd Taylor
A novel about love, loss, and sharks by the New York Times bestselling coauthor of the memoir Traveling with Pomegranates On a summer day on the Gulf of Mexico in 1988, two extraordinary things happen to twelve-year-old Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is attacked by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve is a world-traveling marine biologist studying and swimming with the very animals that once threatened her life. Known among her peers as the "shark whisperer," Maeve is fearless in the water. On land, however, Maeve is dogged by unresolved wounds and indecisive about the path her life will take. After a particularly inspiring assignment abroad, Maeve returns to the small island off Florida's coast where she grew up and to her childhood home--the legendarily charming and eccentric Hotel of the Muses, where she was raised by her grandmother. There, she is greeted by troubling news. An illegal shark-finning operation has moved into town, and hundreds of sharks are dying. As Maeve fights to protect the fate of the animals so dear to her heart, she finds that her twin brother may be about to make it big as a novelist, using her love life as his jumping-off point. Will she confront her feelings about her brother's betrayal--and forgive her childhood sweetheart, Daniel, the missteps of their youth? Or will she dive headlong back into her work and open her heart to Nicholas, her colleague who shares her passion for the ocean? Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, blood orange sunsets, calypso bands, and key lime pies, The Shark Club is a love story, an environmental mystery, and an exploration of a woman's mysterious kinship with the sea and the sharks that inhabit it.
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erinjohns
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I couldn't help but gobble this book up. The characters were absolutely life-like especially the wonderfilled awe-inspiring Hazel living life with wide-eyed abandon. It totally makes me wish there was a real life Shark Club!!!

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Holliesplaining
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I chose this book because of its cute cover, even though it‘s a ebook. About 16% through, like it so far.

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TheBookKeepers
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This was a fun, summer themed, light romance. I loved all the shark details & Florida setting. The characters were warm and the overall theme of love not being what you expected was done nicely. Not riveting, but I enjoyed it. And I really wish this literary themed beach hotel existed bc it sounded amazing!! Recommend for a light summer read!

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monalyisha
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1. I love Smashmallows/gourmet marshmallows (esp. chocolate mint). I like gummies. I like chocolate (milk over dark* #philistine). I‘m a BIG fan of wasabi peas.
2. A cup of coffee. Is that an accessory? 😉 & sunglasses — the weirder the better.
3. BUFFY. 🖤
4. My Girl. An American Werewolf in London.
5. Green/blue/gray
6. Coffee ☕️
7. Any/all beach vacations! Neighborhood-wide games of hide & go seek tag.
8. You‘re it! 👋🏻
#SummerSantaGoesPostal

monalyisha Note: I like *any* chocolate, though. I like most flavors & am willing to experiment. I like sweet, salty, spicy, sour, fruity, floral, earthy, herbal, umami, nutty — all of it. 🤤 Oh! And sweet + salty combined is divine. Basically, I just like food. 😆 No allergies! The only exception I can think of is black licorice. It‘s not a taste I enjoy. (I still participate in the annual Family Shot of Sambuca every Christmas...but under duress.) (edited) 6mo
nelehelen Haha cup of coffee is def an accessory! 😉😉😉 6mo
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Jenken1998
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This weeks audiobook. How cute was this? Sweet light romance with a little mystery, love triangle and sharks! It is set in SW FL where I live so it was fun to read about local places and flavors. Great beach read. 🦈🦈🦈🦈

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unluckymadcat
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Love love loved this book! I wish there was more about the lemon sharks in it, but it was beautiful and lovely!

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ruthemmielang
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Facing my fears through reading 😬🦈 #currentlyreading

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MicheleinPhilly
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I haven‘t been able to let go of my vacation vibes so this seemed like a good fit to keep the beachy theme going. (We‘ve also been binging Bloodline.) Maeve is a marine biologist who specializes in the study of sharks. (I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was growing up.) Her family owns and lives in a hotel in Palermo, FL. There‘s a love triangle, family drama, a precocious little girl that loves science, etc. Right in my wheelhouse. 4 🌟.

LauraBeth Can you just tag me on all of your posts - that‘s really convenient 😂👍 1y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth 😂😂😂😂 I was going to say “Thank you” but I ran out of characters. 1y
Suet624 💕💕 bloodline. 1y
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Christine Well this sounds fun and stackworthy (my husband is a marine biologist who grew up in FL, and I thought I was possibly the only person ever to watch and/or love Bloodline! Glad I‘m not. @Suet624 :). 1y
MicheleinPhilly @Suet624 @Christine We‘ve only watched season 1 and the first 3 episodes of season 2 so far but I LOVE it. I‘m very glad we came to it late so we didn‘t have to wait for new seasons. 1y
Christine Yes, lucky you - enjoy! 1y
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bunny
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I'm a day late with this, but it struck me that a book about a marine biologist who studies sharks would be perfect for #swimming. Even the cover fits the theme! #readingresolutions

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Bookwormjillk
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A good summer read. Romance with a little bit of mystery.

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Bookwormjillk
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A good summer read. Romance with a little bit of mystery.

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Bookwormjillk
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Picked this up randomly at the library, and am really enjoying it so far. Great summer reading.

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WanderingBookaneer
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WanderingBookaneer @vivastory : I adore that book! 2y
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❤️ Sylvia Earle ❤️

bookandcat Ooh is this by Sue Monk Kidd's daughter?!? 2y
umbrellagirl I liked their travel book about the visit to Greece. Haven‘t read any of her others yet. 2y
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Merewuf
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This is a great book if you're looking for a light, summery read. I gave it 3 stars out of 5. It wasn't amazing but it wasn't bad either, but it got the average rating mainly because I had high expectations and it didn't meet them fully. My favorite parts were pretty much anything to do with marine biology. If you're going looking for some great lady scientist moments in a book and good writing, then I definitely recommend it.

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Here's a picture taken of me in 2007 after I got out of a shark cage. #Courage

MrBook Major props. Noooo way. No-no-no-no-no. Nope. Nuh-uh. Not me. 2y
EllieDottie Wow 😳 🦈 that is brave!! 2y
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Ka.reads
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Oh my goodness. This book. Adorable. Lovely. Ugh. Perfect. I don't want to ruin it for anyone but if you're passionate about the outdoors & conservation but don't mind a love story intermingling, read this.

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Ka.reads
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This book. Wow. When I think I know what's going to happen there's a major plot twist. Damnit, Robin. #thesharkclub #annkiddtaylor #currentlyreading

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AmbityScambity
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I had an absolute blast reading this book. It was fun, had a lot of heart, & a great family dynamic. Between the sharks and the family and personal relationships, Maeve had a lot of vulnerabilities in this book, and it was really fun to see how she reacted to them. And oh my gosh, the literary references and quotes! Her grandmother‘s love of all things bookish made my little booknerd ❤️ go pitter-patter. Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmbityScambity I received a free copy of this book from #Booksparks in exchange for an honest review. #src2017 2y
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mcctrish
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Perfect summer read; part love story, part family drama, part heart break, part mystery and partly educational. I thoroughly enjoyed it

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mcctrish
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Made it to the cottage last night and I've got the laundry under control and groceries secured so it's time to Re-lax with my themed snacks 🦈🍷

Purrfectpages Great picture! Curious to hear your thoughts on this one! (edited) 2y
mcctrish @Purrfectpages I am about half way through now and I am a bit torn and all in 2y
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mcctrish
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Back in Ontario, first Ottawa then some time at the cottage, if I pace my reading I can buy a new book 🎉

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BornReadChicago
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mrozzz Awesome mix 2y
Purrfectpages What did you think of Hum if You Don't know the Words and Shark Club? 2y
BornReadChicago @Purrfectpages reviews are in the link! But, I liked them both 👍 2y
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Lisa_lostinlit
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New #bookmail! Anyone read this one yet?

sdrosereads Love this pic. Sounds interesting. 2y
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Jen_Reads
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#DaysOftheWeekInBooks
🦈Monday (book to lazy to read): The Goldfinch
🦈Tuesday (book that was hard to read):
🦈Wednesday (book haven't finished): Six of Crows
🦈Thursday (book you would recommend): A Court of Thorns and Roses by #sjmaas
🦈Friday (book you can't wait to be released): Tower Of Dawn
🦈Saturday (book you wanted to reread as soon as you finished it): Harry Potter series
🦈 Sunday (book didn't want to end): A Court of Mist and Fury

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Jen_Reads
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I love this quote 🦈 #thesharkclub

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Jen_Reads
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Day 11 of #sizzlinsummerreads Book & Drink. I thought this would make for a nice #sharkweek read for this month and after a long day of work I needed the deliciousness of a soda.

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3.5/5 ⭐️'s
Set against the backdrop of swaying palm trees, picture perfect ocean views, and the vibrant setting of the Florida Keys. The Shark Club is a story of the passions of one woman's life: her first love and new love; the sea and sharks that inhabit it. The novel isn't earth-shattering, but this was a fun, light read and the perfect beach/summer read. #thesharkclub #annkiddtaylor #bookreview #beachread #booksy #books #bibliophile

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FoldedPagesDistillery
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I'm the girl who hates the ocean, but loves to read about it. Ha. Experiencing something that terrifies me in a safe environment in my jam. Haha. Has anyone read The Shark Club yet?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 2y
Rachel.Rencher I haven't, but I loooove the ocean so I'll probably like it! 2y
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Kimlayman7
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This is the perfect summer read! I read it in one sitting (although I was on my couch, not at the beach!)

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hopelessbooklover
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Went to Th Shark Club launch party today and had a blast!! The first sentence of this book had me instantly craving sunshine and the water so that's always a good sign. 🌊🦈🏖

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Bette
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Maeve is twelve when she goes into the water and shares a kiss with Daniel. The next moment Daniel is bumped by a shark which bites Maeve. It is just the beginning of her two great loves.
This book juggles romance, lost love, betrayal, grief, and forgiveness, with shark conservation. It was unexpectedly an enjoyable, light summer read but it might not encourage you to go back into the water. 😂
Theo #catsoflitsy. 🦈

AnnieReads I really enjoyed this book. 2y
LauraBrook 😽😽😽 2y
Bette @Anniereads I did too. 😊 I guess I really didn't know what to expect, so it was a nice surprise. 2y
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Lydiamansel
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Beach reach/ end better than beginning

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Lcsmcat Thanks for sharing. 2y
UnidragonFrag @Lcsmcat yeah, no problem! 2y
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AnnieReads
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Really enjoyed this!

LitLogophile What a cutie! 😻 2y
AnnieReads @lostligophile Thanks! That's Simon, my 8 week old kitten. He's been with me for a little over a week and is already completely spoiled. 2y
Zelma What a snugly kitten! 😻 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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One part too fluffy, one part too predictable, and one part novice writing - I'm happy to say I've crossed the first book of April off my list!

saresmoore I'm happy you deterred me from reading this. It's a perfect example of my cover-judging "type". 3y
ReadingEnvy @saresmoore Isn't it funny how covers can pull us in? For me it was knowing she is the daughter of Sue Monk Kidd, 3y
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saresmoore
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Oooooh, pretty green cover! 😍

Wait, I know what this is. I will not be fooled into buying you, book temptress!

But I think I will enter the Goodreads giveaway. 😬

vivastory Didn't you recently post something about your history of being disappointed in books with green covers? 😬 3y
saresmoore @vivastory Yes, yes I did. Hence the self-control in only entering the giveaway. I didn't even add it to my TBR! 💪 3y
vivastory @saresmoore Good luck winning it! I have the worst luck with good reads giveaways. 3y
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saresmoore @vivastory I've won two. They were both pretty lame: a not-great cookbook and a self-helpy one. Meh. 3y
vivastory @saresmoore Do you follow Will (from Vintage Books) on YouTube? He frequently does giveaways of excellent books (plus being great at book tube videos) 3y
saresmoore @vivastory I don't, but, I will! YouTube videos tend to make me unhappy. Ha! But that sounds amazing. Love Vintage. Thank you! 3y
vivastory @saresmoore There's several interesting book related channels on YouTube. I stopped watching though once I became involved with Litsy 3y
saresmoore @vivastory I find that Litsy has replaced a lot of things that way. And that's a change for which I am truly grateful. 3y
LeahBergen Step.slowly.away...😂😂 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen Hahaha! I knew I could count on your support! 3y
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