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The Broken Girls
The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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butterflybookreviews
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Really enjoying The Broken Girls by Simone St. James #mycurrentread ... A creepy ghost story with a dash of murder = the perfect spooky season read! 👻

MonikaSadowski I really liked this book too 😊 2d
butterflybookreviews It's so good so far! 2d
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lahousewyfe
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Looking for a spooky thrill ride? I found this book full of shivers as I followed the dueling stories of a quartet of troubled girls in the fifties and a female journalist in 2014 as she investigates her sister's murder. All of this happens with the continual presence of the ghost of Mary Hand. Don't let her in.

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janeycanuck
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Ghost stories are not my thing. So unlike the rest of the world, I did not like this book.

#fallisbooked

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kyraleseberg
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This was a book club pick and I really enjoyed it! The plot was interesting and surprised me a couple times, though one aspect felt a little out of place for me. I loved the paranormal aspect, which made it creepy without feeling contrived.

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Vulpixen
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Excited to dive into this one!

Eggs Loved this! 2w
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TamTracy
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I loved how this book brought in the paranormal without just being a haunted house book. It was weaved through the story enough to make you wonder but was also a murder mystery. The two timelines were easy to follow and came together nicely in the end. Loved the story! Perfect October read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! 2w
TamTracy @OriginalCyn620 Yes! It was so good! 2w
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Kempfme
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This is a paranormal mystery about three girls and a boarding house. I loved the unexpected ending, but not so sure why the sex scenes had to be so detailed like it was important to the plot.

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CoffeeCatsBooks
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This suspense novel alternates between a haunted 👻 boarding school for troubled girls in the 1950‘s and a young journalist in 2014 still struggling over her sister‘s murder.

I enjoyed this one, especially the 1950‘s storyline. #scarathlon 2pt theme 👻 read #TeamStoker #scaryscavengerhunt (#200 pgs)

Also, I was off yesterday + today from school for Rosh Hashanah so a happy one to anyone who celebrates.

TheReadingMermaid Sweetheart I'm sorry I was so vague, for the scavenger hunt there are no points per prompt BUT if you complete all the prompts you'll be entered to win a prize from yours truly 😉 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks @TheReadingMermaid Opps, okay thanks for the clarification! 3w
TheReadingMermaid No worries at all sweetheart. BTW I loved that book when I read it. Glad you enjoyed it 😊 3w
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janeycanuck This is my book club book for this month - seems fitting for October! 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks @janeycanuck Oh, I hope your group enjoys it too! 3w
Christy2318 I love Simone but haven‘t gotten to this one yet. Off to add to my hold list: 3w
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Andrea4
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Finished this #audiobook while #audiocleaning #audiowalking #audiocooking and importantly EATING! lol
I'm on an elimination diet (no gluten, dairy, or added sugar) so this was a "what can I throw together because my GF pancake mix has dairy I need to eat now" kind of dinner sans recipe. Conclusion: like rice pasta, that was actually a lot of spinach, yay I finally used the xanthan gum i bought ages ago!

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Kappadeemom
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Starting this one today 😄

kyraleseberg I'm about to start this one for book club! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s really good!!! 🖤🖤 1mo
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LaraS
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Been thinkin bout how a title frames your opinion of a book. Classic ex: “Girl with Dragon Tattoo“ puts the focus on an edgy female lead, but the original Swedish title, literally translated to “Men Who Hate Women“, makes you pay attn to the sexual politics at play.

And this book? Are these really “Broken Girls“, or just girls who were dealt a sh!ty hand, playing it the best they can? I underestimated them from the start, just like everyone else.

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annkuch13
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I'm at that point where I only have 150 pages left in my current read and start getting excited about what to read next. I want to pick up some of the one books in this stack, but let's be honest. I'm probably going to pick up one of the new Star Wars books first.

JulietBooks I do the same thing... 2mo
rather_be_reading omg those stacks!! 😍 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Sweet deal on an awesome book!!! 📚📚📚

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TheLibrarian
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This great book is on sale today for the Kindle! #ebookdeal #kindledeal

Ashley_Nicoletto This is a great book. Perfect October read. 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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The story of my life...

Megabooks 🤣 2mo
vivastory Can you imagine how much more money Amazon would make without those notifications 😄 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory I‘m amazed they haven‘t done away with them. 2mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣🤣 SAME! I just ordered a hardcover last week and found it on my Kindle yesterday. This is a great October read! Perfect creepy atmosphere. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m terrible at this. 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
eanderson 🙋‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Yep! Been there. Done that. Several times!!! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Redwritinghood You‘re not alone. I‘ve done that too. 2mo
BarbaraBB 😂😂 2mo
Reggie Lol, I bought Milkman on kindle because it was on sale, read it on kindle, cleaned out my car later that week and realized I had bought the book months before at BN. Dammit!!! Lol 2mo
TrishB Same!! Always. 2mo
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Li_21
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A different kind of ghost story, I enjoyed the slow buildup and light twist.

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Jenni_Capps
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When the library requests start coming in from when you stalked @crimebythebook Instagram.

I‘m almost finished with The Broken Girls, which one should I go to next?! Help me!

Andrew65 Loved The Broken Girls (a favourite from last year) and The Craftsman. Happy Reading 😊 (edited) 2mo
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Jenni_Capps
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“Books were her salvation.” “That‘s what books did-they turned off your thinking for you.” -Sonja, 1950

I‘m really enjoying this books so far. I saw @crimebythebook recommendations the other week on her instagram and had to grab it from the library.

It has a very creepy feel to it and I‘m liking it.

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Stormborn1992
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I think this book is excellent for the right type of reader. If you want a mystery with a ghost story element and something that isn't very scary, it is the perfect book for you! I generally prefer my mystery books to have a bit more of a scare factor, and overall I thought the mystery had too many components to it, but I can absolutely see why the right type of reader would fall in love with this book.

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scowler1
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Mehso-so

Decent mystery with a little ghost story woven in. Just not quite mysterious or scary enough for me though. Great story, huge potential but it didn't really get there.

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AprilMae
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My second #bookhaul from this weekend

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nu-bibliophile
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Another great read from Ms. St. James!! This author never disappoints. The multiple mysteries made the wheels in my head turning in this one. This was a fast read for me but only because the storyline was so well-written and I couldn't wait to know what happens at the end.

#bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Sounds like an interesting read! 5mo
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morgan_krahn
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Finished this one up today and really enjoyed it! It held my interest up until the end which isn‘t always the easiest thing for a book to do 😂🤷🏼‍♀️

kspenmoll I really enjoyed this book too! 5mo
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NikkiKey94
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This book was a mixture of supernatural and mystery. I was a little concerned at first that the supernatural aspect would turn me off to the novel, but I felt it added to the mystery. This book wasn‘t what I was expecting, however it was a very good read! I found it a little slow going at first but it quickly picked up.

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morgan_krahn
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Cold drink, new book, new tote 🥰 happy Friday y‘all!!

Honeybeebooks Recently read it. Hope you like it! 5mo
TheLibrarian Enjoy the book. I thought it was really good. 5mo
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nu-bibliophile
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Spinning kicked my butt today. My legs felt like jello afterwards. Overall still felt amazing. A good workout is always a good stress reliever.
I'll also be starting the tagged book today. 📖
#BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
BookwormAHN I really enjoyed that book and way to go in spin class 👏🏻 5mo
kspenmoll Great!!! I enjoyed that book as well! (edited) 5mo
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Honeybeebooks
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Two cold case murder mysteries in one. The 1950 story was especially well done. A chilling and hauntingly good read.

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guinsgirlreads
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TBR‘s stashed all over the place around here 😮. Just found some in the basement 🙋🏻‍♀️!

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Karen3
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I finally tackled this one. I started it before and got a bit scared so I put it aside. I‘m so glad I picked it back up, or more like listened in the daylight on my commute. I thoroughly enjoyed it. 4 🤩🤩🤩🤩.

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NicoleCeBallos
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This was part ghost story, part mystery. I picked it up for the ghost story part of it and found myself enjoying the mystery aspect of it too. I thought it was good. Right up until the very very unrealistic ending (keep in mind, there was an actual ghost in this and yet the most unrealistic part of it was the villain). I was waiting for the villain to start twirling his mustache as he monologued. #ghost #coolcover #mystery

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tiffanyreadsbooks
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readingjedi I really enjoyed this one. 7mo
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JeansBookshelf
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This was way better than I was expecting.

4.5⭐

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TheLudicReader
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Finishing up this month's book club selection with my trusty sidekick.

KristenDuck I really enjoyed this book, but it seems people either love it or hate it. 7mo
CareBear What a beautiful cat! 😻 7mo
merelybookish All right Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close-up. 😻🎬 7mo
TheLudicReader Thanks for admiring my kitty, @CareBear & @merelybookish . She is such a good girl, and we adore her. 7mo
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kelseynicburke
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This thriller very successfully pulled me out of the reading rut I‘ve been in lately. It had badass women and it had ghosts, both literal and figurative. It also had coincidences that strained credulity, but that‘s what fiction is for 🙌🧳👻

SilversReviews I enjoyed this book. 7mo
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JeansBookshelf
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Next read. Hopefully it's as good as everyone has been saying.

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morgan_krahn
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Did you even go to target if you didn‘t buy a book? 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Jeannineth
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I heard good things about this thriller. I love going into thrillers without knowing much. I think the setting is a boarding school but that‘s all I know. ❤️📚

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Jilly6183
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1. Our townhouse unit is on the far end
2. Yes, it is a great starter home, but I hope to sell in the next few months to buy a single family home
3. Tagged!
4. The morning and evening train commute
5. There is a somewhat new restaurant down the street from our house that we tried tonight. It's an Italian steakhouse and sushi restaurant 😂🤣

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Cortg Interesting restaurant combo! I ❤️ Italian, and steak, and sushi! 8mo
Jilly6183 @Cortg right?! It cracks me up! Unsurprisingly, it was very mediocre. 8mo
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Jilly6183
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A perfect mix of thriller, mystery, ghost story and tale of everlasting friendship. This was a creepy fun read.

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Jilly6183
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Waiting for Taco Tuesday to begin with a book and a margarita, all while pretending it's not freezing outside

Crazeedi Goo luck on that!😉💨 8mo
Jilly6183 @Crazeedi I had to put on a second sweater 🤣 8mo
Crazeedi I hear you! Brrrrrr!!! 8mo
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Silvertongue
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It was a mix of both high (waited to borrow from library for ~9 months) and missed expectations for me. I just don‘t think that St. James pulled off the two different storylines well enough — potentially the time gap between them was just too large. I really only liked the past girls. The ending sentiments were nice but came out of no where IMO. And the ghost story on top of everything was just too much! Simplification would have helped

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Elenamacha
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So, this book was took me a while to get into but once i was into it I couldn't put it down! Great mystery and great novel!!!

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KristenDuck
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Yes! What a fun read! “The Broken Girls” is like a grown up version of telling a ghost story around the campfire.

A boarding school for girls that (yes, not a secret) is haunted! A journalist is determined to find out just what happened in this school back in the 1950s.

Creepy and haunting. After finishing this book, “Mary Hand...” might be stuck in your head!

aprilpohren @KristenDuck I loved this one!! 8mo
Freespirit Sounds interesting! 8mo
KristenDuck @aprilpohren I know! And @Freespirit it was such a good read - kind of a gothic mystery. 8mo
Freespirit Definitely my sort of book...thank you @KristenDuck 8mo
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KarynGood
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Gosh, this was such a great book. An unravelling of a story that moved quickly and creatively! It was suspenseful and spooky and engaging. Definitely would recommend! #february2019

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vocalartillery
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It‘s a cold snowy day. Even my pups don‘t want to do anything. So far this book has me confused if it‘s a murder mystery or a ghost story....we shall see.

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KarynGood
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January is over! 😅 Read some great books and going into February reading The Broken Girls, which is SO good! But spooky! Which isn‘t something I‘m used to reading. 🤔 But it‘s also a time slip novel which I love. Can‘t wait to see how it ends! #february2019 #canadianauthor #vermontsetting

SilversReviews Ooooo...this was good. 9mo
KarynGood @SilversReviews I‘m loving it! 9mo
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KarynGood
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Listening to this while I wait to pick up my daughter from her day program. Very interesting talk on shame and vulnerability. #whatidowhileimwaiting

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Aseleener
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Trying to finish up my book while being warmed by a cuddly kitty and a cozy fireplace on this subzero evening. #catsoflitsy

Texreader Lovely photo. Stay warm!! 9mo
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Silvertongue
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Wooo!! Had such a great weekend—learned a lot from the #24in48 I did last year so I definitely had a wider variety of books to read and tried my best to save books for this weekend that I was most interested in reading. Overall finished two audio books, one novel, three graphic novels and am halfway through my last read. Also made it over my personal goal of 20 hours woo!! Hope everyone had as much fun as I did 😊

LauraJ Solid effort! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
GypsyKat You did great! 👏👏👏 9mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 9mo
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mariaku21 That's fantastic! 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
Megabooks 🙌🙌🙌👍🏻👏🏻🎉📚🥳🎊 9mo
Librarybelle Great job! 9mo
hes7 Nice! 🎉 9mo
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Silvertongue
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Starting my last #24in48 read woo!