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The Great Alone
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit. From the author who brought you the phenomenon of The Nightingale.
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Caroline2
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I‘ve always dreamt of moving out to the sticks and just living off the land so I was really looking forward to this book. The first half was brilliant; she took me to Alaska with characters I cared about...but then it slipped into melodrama tragedy porn. 😒 I would have liked less awfulness and more Alaska!! 🏔 🎣 🐻 🌲 but still a pick for me because I couldn‘t stop thinking about it...! 👍🏻

TrishB I bailed once it got to the melodrama bit... (edited) 3d
Caroline2 @TrishB yeah it‘s such a shame. The first half was 5 stars for me, then it just all got a bit much! I found the same with The Nightingale tho, loved the first half then it went downhill... 🤷‍♀️ 3d
kspenmoll Agree with your assessment of the book. It got way too unrealistic, melodramatic for me! 6h
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Amaryie
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I love this time of year! It is when my city holds the Book Bonanza Sale! I am so excited for these finds!

Julsmarshall Great stack! 3d
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CoffeeNBooks
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#LilithJuly Ernt Albright will never let his wife Cora leave him because he thinks she belongs to him, that she is his #Possesion.
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Cinfhen I wasn‘t a fan of this book but it‘s. great pick for today‘s prompt!! 5d
KarenUK Reviews have put me off this one, but I love this take on today‘s song... 💕👍 5d
gradcat Yes, I agree with the other Littens—this is a perfect book to illustrate the prompt! ♥️ 5d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Wow!!! Two movies!! Congratulations Kristin Hannah !!!

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ClairesReads
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The Great Alone is a captivating survivors tale, in more ways that one. It‘s a story that pits man against and inhospitable, unforgiving, and unpredictable environment. It‘s a story that pits man against man. Finally it is a story that pits man against himself.

Was it perfectly executed? Absolutely not. The final third of the novel I felt descended into some unnecessary plot developments, which cluttered the narrative. neverthless, compelling.

Rachel.Rencher I soo agree with the last 3rd of the novel, but I almost felt like she was saying that marriages aren't going to be perfect even if you find the right person. The cycle of abuse ended with her, so it was a very physical way to represent the marriage being imperfect even though he was perfect. 6d
ClairesReads @Rachel.Rencher that‘s a really interesting interpretation, I hadn‘t really thought about it like that at all...I do think possibly she could have done that without sooooo many well-worn narrative tricks though. 5d
Rachel.Rencher @ClairesReads I totally agree with you on that point, although I'm still looking forward to reading her other work. I think the ending can be interpreted in a bunch of different ways, but that's just what I thought given the backstory of her parent's relationship. 5d
ClairesReads @Rachel.Rencher thank you for sharing, I‘d honestly not thought about the ending in that way, it‘s definitely enhanced the way I think about it. It was a really enjoyable read. 5d
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SheilaChew
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The story of Leni, a young girl who moves with her parents to Alaska to live off the land. I hated this book because Leni‘s dad suffered from PTSD and was violent and abusive, and Leni‘s mom was a victim. However, I loved the twists in the story, the cast of characters, and the setting of Alaska. This picture is from my recent trip to Alaska. It is beautiful there, perfect for daydreaming about escaping your life.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗💗 6d
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Paula3
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Oh the foreboding. This girl, these parents, Alaska.

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ClairesReads
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Getting on the bandwagon for a speed read before this is due back at the library

Joreads I have this on my list to read, can‘t wait to see what you think of it 1w
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SheilaChew
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My goals for this week:
Finish The Great Alone
Finish Early Riser
Re-read The Rossetti Letter
Start The Library Book
No problem, right? It‘s summer. #teachersoflitsy

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LauraBeth
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⭐️ Someone who read this library copy before me was a big “dog-earer”. I began to notice that almost every other page was dog-eared, which to me, meant the book wasn‘t doing it for the reader. At page 200, the dog-earing stopped. I‘m guessing this is when the reader bailed. I am now jealous of the dog-eared reader because they got their life back at page 200.

Cinfhen Ha!!!! 2w
Cathythoughts Not a fan of this author 2w
SamAnne I really hated Nightingale and will not read anything more by her. 2w
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LauraBeth @Cathythoughts, @SamAnne and @cinfhen this was my first book by her, and will be my last. I can see what she was trying to do, but her writing just wasn‘t for me. She kept saying the same phrases over and over and then felt the need to explain to the reader when she was using words metaphorically. The characters were one dimensional: you‘re either good or you‘re bad. The writing lacked nuance. Everything was just so black and white. (edited) 2w
cathysaid 😆 😆 😆 2w
Leftcoastzen I haven‘t read any of her books , Litsy reviews seem to either love her or hate her. 2w
youneverarrived 😂😂 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 Oh, dear. 2w
LeahBergen The BFG looks to be growing into his face. 😆 2w
DGRachel This review gives me life. 😆😆 2w
CouronneDhiver 😂😂😂😂 Best review ever 2w
marleed Haha. I was a Meh+ on this book but my IRL bookclub loved it. However, it still has one of my favorite lines read in 2019. ...I‘m suspicious of people who decorate with dead animals. ...I still chuckle at that line! 2w
MicheleinPhilly I shall miss your daily texts about how shitty this book is. 2w
LauraBeth @Leftcoastzen I can see how she‘s one of those authors you either love or hate. 😂 2w
LauraBeth @LeahBergen we have tried putting The BFG on a diet to no avail 😹 2w
LauraBeth @DGRachel 😆😆 2w
LauraBeth @CouronneDhiver It was terrible for me! 😆 2w
LauraBeth @marleed 😂 that is a good line 2w
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly I‘m going to have to tell you how it ended 😆 2w
LauraBeth @Bookwormjillk and @cathysaid on to the next book! 😀 2w
megnews 😂 2w
lele1432 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I gave the exact same rating lol! Could not stand this book and had to bail. It just was not for me. I felt crazy because everyone else seems to love it! 2w
LauraBeth @lele1432 Oh don‘t feel crazy! That was indeed a terrible book in many ways for a lot of people😂 And yet - I can also see how there are some who would enjoy it. 2w
LauraBeth @megnews I need a great book now after that! 2w
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Gloria_Ge
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First day on Litsy. Keep struggling with The Great Alone. It's so complex that I feel angry but also compassion, sad as well as happy, want to throw the book away while want to know what's in the end. Also I'd like to know how male readers think about this book.

Gloria_Ge Thanks! 2w
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1w
Lady_Tigana_20 Welcome! 3d
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SheilaChew
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A bright, cool morning.
Sitting outside with my coffee and my dogs.
Starting a new book.
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MicheleinPhilly Cool??? I am incredibly jealous! 2w
SheilaChew @MicheleinPhilly I live in Southern California and the weather is very wonderful! It‘s cool in the mornings and evenings and hot during the day. I‘m so spoiled! And thankful! 2w
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scowler1
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A very enjoyable read, really captivating all the way through. Wish I had the strength to visit Alaska. Emotional ending 😢

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HazeltheDog
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Set in the 70's a Vietnam vet with PTSD brings his family to Alaska to live off the grid. This coming of age story is told through the eyes of a young girl who is caught between love, what she knows is the right thing to do and danger all around even from those she loves.

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Paula3
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Heystad
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This book just landed in my top three reads of 2019. It was channeling many “Where the Crawdads Sing” vibes for me. I loved the characters and the way the author portrayed the wilderness of Alaska. “The Great Alone” is a memorable coming of age story focusing on the complexity of love and how it can be used to overcome the darkest of times.

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ItsAngel
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I am a terrible person. I never posted about the #mysterymessageswap and all of the awesome goodies I got from @jenniferw88
Thank you SO much! I love everything! I really love the bookkeeper bookmark, it‘s beautiful! ❤️
I‘ve never read Animal Farm, I was surprised how thin it is. TYSM ❤️😘

jenniferw88 Glad you love everything! 3w
ItsAngel @jenniferw88 I do!! Thank you so much! PS: my daughter stole the unicorn keychain 🦄 3w
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BethR91
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This is one of the few books that I finished and then immediately started again. I felt so attached to the characters, I was sad to finish the book and leave them in there

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LauraBeth
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Has anyone read this and hated it? Asking for a friend. 😬

LapReader I did to start with. Cried at the end though. 4w
SilversReviews It is a bit depressing, but I liked it. Hated that abusive man. I forget his name. 4w
BarbaraBB This picture! Forget about the book, I need that cake 😀 4w
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Amiable @BarbaraBB My thoughts exactly! 😄 4w
Tamra I usually end up disliking hyped novels so I haven‘t put it on my TBR. 4w
LauraBeth @tamra this is the first book I‘ve read by Kristin Hannah - I‘m not a fan so far. She feels the need to tell the writer when she‘s making a metaphor. 4w
LauraBeth @BarbaraBB and @Amiable my kid has been on a cake baking frenzy lately. She made it from scratch 😋 4w
LauraBeth @LapReader and @SilversReviews I‘m going to stick it out and see if it gets better. 4w
Tamra @LauraBeth Yuck. I haven‘t read anything by her yet myself. 4w
Tamra And indeed that is a slice I could go for! 4w
BarbaraBB It looks delicious especially the white on top 🤩 4w
SilversReviews @LauraBeth It is good...I would stick it out. 4w
TrishB I bailed! 4w
LeahBergen Haha! I‘ve heard many crappy reviews of this one. Can I have some cake? 4w
LauraBeth @LeahBergen you can have cake if you don‘t mind my chipped plates! 4w
LauraBeth @TrishB I‘ve been tempted bail! I feel like she gives the reader zero credit in being able to figure things out. 4w
LauraBeth @SilversReviews I feel like I‘ve made it past a point of no return! 🤣 4w
SilversReviews @LauraBeth LOL...enjoy!! 😊 4w
Jinjer Book???? All I can see is that CAKE!!!!! Is it coconut?????
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EKonrad I thought I might be the only one who didn‘t like this one! Not a fan. 4w
janeycanuck Yeah, I hated this. I nearly threw up reading it. And now I want cake. 4w
Kalalalatja That cake tho 😍😍😍 4w
Cathythoughts I didn‘t read this one. But I bailed on The Nightingale & didn‘t pursue her any further .... not for me 4w
Cinfhen Yes!!!! Hated it!!!!! But that cake looks delicious 😋 2w
Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola sucked me into reading it 🙄 2w
Reviewsbylola I LOVED it. But Cindy did not. 😂 2w
Clwojick hey! just letting you know that i am loving your running mixes on apple. I hardly ever listen to music every since i found out how to get audiobooks on my phone, but i keep going back to check your saved playlists ever since you shared the first one with #BFC Thanks again! 😘 2w
LauraBeth @Cinfhen and @Reviewsbylola I did finish it and I‘m in the HATED IT camp! 😂 I don‘t even know where to begin. This had been recommended by Anne Bogel and I will never trust a review from her again. 😆 2w
LauraBeth Awww - thanks @Clwojick! Glad you have enjoyed it. I ended up canceling Apple Music and switching to Spotify bc I like the algorithm they use to find you new music better - and I forgot to copy all of my old playlists! 😢 2w
LauraBeth @Cathythoughts well I finally finished this - it was terrible! I can‘t figure out why this author gets so much praise. 2w
LauraBeth @janeycanuck and @EKonrad I‘m glad to see that it wasn‘t just me who didn‘t like this! 2w
LauraBeth @Jinjer yes - it was coconut! @Kalalalatja the cake was much better than the book! 2w
LauraBeth @tamra I finished it. I‘ll never read another book by her again! 😂 2w
LauraBeth @BarbaraBB my daughter has taken up baking. Send help! 2w
Clwojick I wonder if there‘s anyway I can send them to you. I only have May and June saved, but I can send you a list of the songs if you want? Maybe thru email I can do screen shots if that works? 2w
Cinfhen By the way....I HATED Anne Bogel‘s book 👉🏾 2w
Cinfhen Cake still looks delicious 😋 2w
Tamra @LauraBeth ok, good to know - thank you for the heads up!!! 2w
LauraBeth OMG @Clwojick that would be so nice if you sent me the screenshots. My email is familyramos1209@gmail.com 2w
LauraBeth @Cinfhen 😂 I haven‘t read any of her books. I‘ll steer clear! What did you hate about it? (edited) 2w
Cinfhen She‘s a reader and it‘s a book about books, so I expected to find some comfort and maybe another kindred spirit but her book was BORING!! It was mostly about her and how she became a reader and what makes HER a reader and why books bring HER comfort and frankly I‘m not THAT interested in HER!!! I felt like that book was very egotistical and she was capitalizing off of her blog “fame” BIG NO from me!! But this book was AMAZING 👉🏼 2w
LauraBeth @Cinfhen well you know I‘m always here for the unpopular opinion! They have a copy of Dear Fahrenheit 451 at the library so I‘ll go pick that up today. It had me at Gen X... 2w
Clwojick I can do it tonight after work, or tomorrow 🤗 2w
LauraBeth On no hurry @Clwojick! Whenever is fine 😀 2w
Cinfhen I listened on audio but I suspect the physical copy will be even better so u can screenshot her lists and suggestions!! I thought her writing style was so clever and she has a biting personality that really resonated with me!! I found Annie Spence delightful!!! Type of chick I want to hang out with In real life. Hope you love this book!!! 2w
Clwojick Sent! ♥️ 2w
LauraBeth Awww - thank you!! @Clwojick 😘 2w
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CoffeeNBooks
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#WanderingJune This is the story of the Allbright family, who moves to the #Mountains of Alaska to live in the wilderness.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Kleonard Good one! 4w
j.rye I really liked this book! Good luck. 4w
Cinfhen Nice choice!!! 4w
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BarbaraBB Still need to read this one! 4w
CoffeeNBooks @BarbaraBB It's really good! 4w
gradcat Great post! 👍 4w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#BrighterThanTheSun
#SongsOfSummer

I went with sunset lol! I‘ve got to read this!! I found this signed copy at Goodwill!

OriginalCyn620 Awesome find! 1mo
Princess-Kingofkings Score!! 🥇 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz You lucky you! ❤️ 😘 😘 1mo
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Jas16 Such a great find! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jas16 ikr!! And I found it before it was released!! Who gives things like away?!?! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Princess-Kingofkings 🍀❤️ 1mo
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j.rye
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5/5
This novel made me happy, sad, furious, hopeful, and all the other feels. I love Lenny and felt true compassion for her and mother.

Photo from kristinhannah.com

mcipher That picture is crazy - very cool. 1mo
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Tove_Reads
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I really enjoyed the tagged book, but did not care for Home Front. Any suggestions which one I should read next?

Crazeedi Beautiful scenery! 1mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB Nope, read only two of hers. 1mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Still chugging along with this book! It's so good, I just have not had the time or energy to read for fun. I have about 200 pages left, so I'm going to *try* to finish it today. 🤞

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mom2bugnbee
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Realized that I never posted my May reading stats. Finally climbing out of my slump!

Megabooks Awesome! 1mo
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LauraBeth
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TrishB Hi Bitsy 🐶💜 1mo
JennyM Hi...miss seeing you. Hope all is well in your world 😘😘😘 1mo
Oryx Bitsy 😍 1mo
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Reggie No Alaska shaped emojis covering Bitsy? Hi!! 1mo
DebinHawaii Hi There & Hi Bitsy! 🐶❤️ 1mo
CarolynM 👋Nice to see Bitsy and the ginger one. Hope you are all well😘 1mo
QuietlyLaura Hi to both you and Bitsy! 👋☺️ (edited) 1mo
Megabooks What‘s up? 👍🏻👍🏻😘 1mo
LeahBergen Hello, you three! 😘😘😘 1mo
Bookzombie Hi! So happy to see you! 💗 1mo
sprainedbrain Hiiiiiii!!! 1mo
Hollie 👋🏻😘 1mo
UwannaPublishme Missed you and Bitsy! 🤗💕 1mo
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Christinak
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I got this book from the library because it is set in #Alaska and I could ✔️ it off my list. I have not read anything by her and I had no idea what to expect. This is one of those books about troubled people with troubled lives that are... well troubling. I liked it. This is been one book that I have been thinking back on the characters and their story since I set it down.
PS does anyone have favorites set in US states they would recommend?

TheAromaofBooks Patrick McManus's short story collections (he wrote for Outdoor Life) are set in Idaho. I especially recommend his earlier books, as those stories are more about his childhood, growing up just running around in the woods, learning to camp and fish. He isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I find him genuinely hilarious. His explanation about how every goal in life is surrounded by a swirling vortex of sequences is a family byline for us! :-D 1mo
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amyf0x
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Thirteen-year-old Leni and her parents move to beautiful, dangerous Alaska in the mid-70s, hoping for a new start and finding much more hardship, love and strength than they could have ever imagined.

Read May 28 - June 4
Book 30/55

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squirrelbrain
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So I saw this first on @Kalalalatja ‘s feed but it came originally from @britt_brooke - the idea is to post an orange book stack for Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Having just learned a lot more about this subject from reading Parkland I thought I‘d give it a go.

I was quite surprised by how many orange books I had then, how could I have forgotten, 🤪 I suddenly remembered the Penguin shelf! 🐧

britt_brooke Beautiful! 🧡 Thank you for spreading the word. 🤗 1mo
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 1mo
LibLib Guns should should shoot out books not bullets! 1mo
Kalalalatja Penguin books are always good for a splash of orange 🧡👌 1mo
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LauraRenae
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Pretty proud of my scoring, especially since most of the blanks are due to my library obsession. Although my current goal is to donate the books I do have and buy only my favorites.

Tagging my favorite read so far this year.

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Rachel.Rencher
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Still reading this one! I love it, I just haven't had a ton of time.

This book is especially interesting to me because Lucas used to catch Dungeness crab and halibut up in Dutch Harbor. His dad bought a fishing boat on a whim, and dragged Lucas and his wife up there. Thankfully Lucas only had to spend summers there as his mom was still in Idaho, but his dad lived in a cabin with no water or power just like the Allbrights.

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Rachel.Rencher
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I'm getting some time to read for the first time in a couple days! Yay. 🤓

I'm only like 20 pages into this book, but I can already tell that it's going to be really good.

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Rachel.Rencher
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I am sooo sleepy. I stayed up way too late last night reading All Your Perfects. I justified it because I had today off, but I forgot I had to meet with my advisor at 9 am. 😭

I don't even think I got an hour of sleep, and now I can't take a nap because my upstairs neighbors are having a tap dance competition (not really, but that's what it sounds like 😅)

Soo, going to just power through and start a new book. I've heard good things about it!

tpixie Oh my! What a night and morning!!! Hope you get to bed early tonight! 2mo
Buechersuechtling @tpixie Uhm, if the tagged Kristin Hannah book is as good as the one @Rachel.Rencher just finished, she definitely won‘t. 😉 But I totally feel her since that same book is still waiting on my sub, too. 2mo
tpixie @Buechersuechtling lol. Staying up late to READ can be worth it!! 😂 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling @tpixie I gave myself a migraine from staying up too late to read again. I'm a bad influence. 😂 2mo
tpixie @Rachel.Rencher ♥️😂♥️ 2mo
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Eva2
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Firstly, I loved that this book was set in Alaska. The descriptions of how to survive in such a remote environment were great. I just didn‘t love the storyline. There were some inconsistencies that an editor or proof reader should have picked up. Plus (without spoiling anything) the way one character kept appearing at every worst possible moment felt a bit implausible and just annoyed me.

marleed I felt the same way. As much as I really liked aspects of the book, other parts just bothered me. But my favorite line: I‘m suspect of people who decorate with dead animals. Every time I walk by my physical copy of this book that line pops back in my head! 2mo
Eva2 @marleed that is a great line.....and I agree....dead animals aren‘t really my thing either 😀 2mo
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Christinak
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“Driveway?” Mama said,staring at the trail through the trees. It looked like it hadn‘t been used in years. Thin-trunked alder trees grew in the path.“Bo‘s been gone a long time. We‘ll have to clear the road of new growth,but for now we‘ll hike in,”Dad said. “#Hike?”Mama said. He set about unpacking the bus. While Leni and Mama stood staring into the trees,Dad divided their necessities into three backpacks and said, “Okay. Here we go.” #QuotsyMay19

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seglitis
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ I got sucked in to this one. It's been a while since a book captured me like this. So many terrible things, wrapped up in these pages, yet so good.

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MidnightBookGirl
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So. I started off bored, then I almost quit because I knew some awful shiz was going to happen and I wasn't sure I wanted to take that journey. But then I sucked it up because my book club picked it and I love those bitches. Plus, I have the free audiobook. So I basically 3x listened to it for hours, and I was right, terrible shiz happened. But I started to get attached to my little Alaskan chipmunks, so I slowed it down to (con't below)

MidnightBookGirl Continued: better witness all the abuse, snow, romance, more abuse and power struggle. Things got worse and worse, but at this point I started to root for Alaska to eat up the bad man (and in a way, it did). Then more terrible things happened, but then there was a brief respite. I was almost at 4 stars for my main chipmunk, Lennie, but her complete dumbass knocked it down a whole star because I CAN'T with her stupidity. (Continued agai) 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Somehow it worked out, but I still can't forgive her.

This is my second Hannah book and I think she's a good writer. But I think she researches all the bad things that can happen and then just crams it all in instead of spreading the misery. If you enjoy her brand of misery, or can enjoy how throughly she researches the ways to put her characters through the ringer, the you will not be disappointed!
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MidnightBookGirl The audio is narrated by Julia Whelan, who is amazing as always. 2mo
Reggie Lol, you kinda make me wanna move it up my TBR. 2mo
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lesliemarie
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This was me on Sunday! I sat on my patio and read the tagged book and got sunburned. And barely noticed because I was into it. Parts were a little more emotional than my normal taste but the characters and story are great and I would recommend.
📸 Random House

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Eggbeater
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This was an emotional, thought-provoking book. The amazing descriptions of Alaska were very real and made me want to some day explore the state, but never to stay. The story moved quickly and I stayed engaged and heartbroken throughout. My only complaint is that the love scenes were ridiculously unrealistic.

SitsWithaBook Such a compelling read! 2mo
Crazeedi Enjoyed this but it was sad too 2mo
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kricheal
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What a tough book to review. It's a very very good book, but I didn't enjoy it. It was harsh and sad and the ending was bitter bittersweet. #29 #2019

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Mbbennett07
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TBH I prefer physical copies, but I‘m so excited to finally get to read/listen to this one anyway I can!

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a.bookish.byrd
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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rather_be_reading
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Yay Kristin Hannah already working on her next book. Cant wait!!

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nfennig1
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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An intense and captivating read. Reminded me a bit of "The Shining." The first book I've read of Kristin Hannah. I now want to read more from her!

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Maude
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

I guess I'll go with a so-so, just because I loved the parts about homesteaders and Alaska. I was loving the first part of the book then about half way the characters and the pace got jerky, it totally put me off the story. I wanted to bail but stuck it out hoping it would turn back around but it just got worse as it hurdled to the end.☹

Twocougs Felt the same way- so much potential but... 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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#MayMovieMagic Although they were looking for a bit of heaven in Alaska, in many ways Ernt's road trip to a better life became a #HighwayToHell for Cora and Lani.
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Geeklet This was such a ridiculously good book. I don‘t even like this genre and I really loved this book. Kinda wish I wouldn‘t have loaned it to a friend who will never return it. 😕 3mo
Bookwormjillk Just started this. Can‘t wait to sneak away tonight and read it. 3mo
marleed My bookclub had such classy take aways from this book. Me: I‘m suspicious of people who decorate with dead animals. I‘m still laughing at that line. (edited) 3mo
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CoffeeNBooks @Bookwormjillk This book is so good! But sad. 3mo
AndreaLove Ohh that‘s on my tBR 3mo
rohit-sawant Interesting! 3mo
Cinfhen Nice choice🙌🏻 3mo
gradcat This cover executes the prompt precisely! Bravo! 👏🏻 2mo
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mom2bugnbee
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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The entire time I was reading this, I osscilated between wanting to stop reading (because it's intense & I needed an emotional break) & wanting to NOT stop reading becsuse I wanted to know what happened! Kristin Hannah hasn't missed yet, in my opinion. This isn't easy to read (abusive husband/father, life-threatening situations), but the payoff was so worth it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐✨/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Eggs Agreed 3mo
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MidnightBookGirl
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I'll be reading the tagged book for book club later this month, and it was the first book that popped in my mind for #BeatlesMaynia #BeatleMaynia hosted by @Eggs

Cinfhen Perfect!! 🙌🏻 (edited) 3mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 3mo
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NighttimeWanderer
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"He picked out the small, plump heart and held it up to Leni. Blood leaked between his fingers. "You're the hunter. Eat the heart."

WHAT THE HELL! Leni's father is freaking crazy!

#TheGreatAlone #KristinHannah

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Princess-Kingofkings
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I'm loving this audiobook and my second book in a row by Kristin Hannah!