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Little Fires Everywhere (Signed)
Little Fires Everywhere (Signed) | Celeste Ng
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives"I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting." -Jodi Picoult "Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." - Paula Hawkins In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
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sophierayton
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Something happens in this book that was so emotionally jarring that I couldn't handle the suspense and had to google the ending before I could carry on reading. I have never done that before which shoes how powerful Ng's writing is.
This is a book about choices and consequences, and while we know there is a literal fire in the book from the start, the book is more about the 'little fires everywhere' that come together to create the 'final blaze'.

hermyknee it's sooo good! 17h
Alicia I‘m reading this right now!! 16h
Tattooedteacher Can‘t wait to start it. 15h
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Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this one, much more than her first book. 15h
sophierayton I read this one first for a book club. I plan to read her earlier book and anything else she writes and I'm curious to see the contrast. 13h
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mc916

I just saw that Reese is making a Hulu series based on the book. I think the series will be better than the book and hope she dives deeper into all the characters. Thoughts? #littlefireseverywhere #reesewitherapoon

marleed I liked this book but may have loved it if the author hadn‘t so clearly made Mia, with all her choices, the paradigm of parenting. I‘ll be interested to see how Kerry and Reese approach the two mothers. 5d
mc916 @marleed that‘s what pissed me off the most! I honestly felt that the book would take a different turn, and perhaps that‘s why i wasn‘t thrilled with it. I really enjoyed, Everything I Never Told You, but this one fell flat. 5d
marleed My IRL bookclub meets for this next week. I‘m very intrigued for this discussion. 5d
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Heideschrampf
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Yay! Wonderfull news. I would have preferred it the other way around. #reesesbookclub

hermyknee 🤩🤩🤩🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂 I‘m so excited! 7d
rather_be_reading i cant wait! 7d
marleed As much as I loved this book - and I did, does anyone else take issue with Mia and her choices serving as the moral compass of this story? 7d
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Heideschrampf @marleed yes, but because of her impulsiveness i found it relatable non-the-less. 6d
marleed @Heideschrampf I agree, and it wasn‘t until I was completely finished and rating the book that I thought, wait a minute! I can‘t wait to see the series take on the characters! 6d
mc916 I trust Reese with this! I also hope she dives deeper into each character. I felt Celeste did a great job of setting it up, but it felt more like bullets about each character. 5d
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SarahHarts_books
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Super excited to finally be starting this one! I've been wanting to read it for a long time! What better time to start it then my lunch break! 😁😊

lkurgs It‘s a wonderful read! 2w
JohannaRose How are you liking it so far? 2w
SarahHarts_books @JohannaRose I haven't got too far yet... But hopefully I'll more time to read tomorrow! 2w
JohannaRose @SarahHarts_books Good! I'm glad you're liking it! I know you waited for so long to finally read it! 2w
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marleed
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This book has been atop my virtual TBR for well over a year and a June bookclub finally had me dive in. I give it 4 stars even though I take issue with the author‘s choice of Mia‘s parenting style as the paradigm of behavior. I‘m looking forward to the limited series‘ take on this book.

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mandi1082
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I loved this book. I am so glad that I didnt give up on this book at a time that I was just not in the mood to read this. I picked it back up a few months later and I just loved the whole story. The characters were unique and interesting. The way the story starts leaving you wondering until the very end.
5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read!

echalpan I agree! Loved this book so much. 2w
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FeastOfFiction
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May wrap up: 5 books finished, 1 bailed. Best books this month were Little Fires Everywhere and The Room on Rue Amelie.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A great month! 💖📚💖 2w
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SarahHarts_books
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Stopped at the library to put some more books on hold and to my wonderful suprise two book that I already have been wanting for finally came in!!! I have been waiting FOREVER to read Little Fires Everywhere!!! I'm so excited!! Now I need to hurry up and finish up the book I'm reading so I can read it already!!! What a great start to June!!! I'm also pretty excited about Bonfire!! So YAY!!! 🎉🎉🎉😊😊😊

AutumnRLS Would love to hear your thoughts on Bonfire when you're done. It's on my night stand. 2w
SarahHarts_books @AutumnRLS Will do. I'm excited about it. I've heard mixed feelings on it, so we'll see. But I'll be sure to let you know. 😊 2w
AutumnRLS Thanks! 😁 2w
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Recommended4Reading @sarahHarts_books Would like to know your thoughts on Little Fires Everywhere please. This week 3 of my books came in at the library....do you ever feel pressured? lol 2w
JohannaRose I‘ve been wanting to read that one too! Let me know what you think of it! 2w
SarahHarts_books @Recommended4Reading I know what you mean, sometimes you have to wait so long for your books and then it feels like they all show up at the same time. That happens to me too. Luckily this time the two I just got are not due back until June 28th! So that's really helpful. Sometimes I'll get 3 in at once and only have 2 weeks! Lol I very excited about Little Fire EveryWhere. Hopefully I can start that tomorrow! I'll be sure to let you how it was!😊 2w
SarahHarts_books @JohannaRose you should get it and we can read it together! 2w
JohannaRose @SarahHarts_books okay I can do that! I‘ll try to find it! I think I‘m going to give up on The Favorite Sister. It‘s so bad 2w
Recommended4Reading @SarahHarts_books Yes! And I have 7 days to read The Guest Book--484 pages with no time off from work! Yeah, I'm gonna incur some fees on that one! lol. Let me know what you think of Little Fire Everywhere!!! 2w
SarahHarts_books @Recommended4Reading Yes I feel your pain on that one! 2w
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echalpan
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May books | My favorite: Little Fires Everywhere 🔥

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MindyK59
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Although we are kind of told the ending as we begin to read this book, the way it gets there is quite a story. The middle really held my interest. At times I found the author‘s writing almost too descriptive but overall this book was really good.

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Expect complicated family dynamics, ups and downs of teenage relationships and peer pressure, small town politics, manipulative game play of cat and mouse, and motherhood struggles. Great for book club discussion! ❤️

Full review on my blog: hookedonbookzblog.wordpress.com

whatshesreadingnow Fab review, Jee - I enjoyed this one too! 💙 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @whatshesreadingnow thank you, Tammy! ❤️ ❤️ 😘 3w
thebluestocking Man, I loved this book so much!! I need to reread it at some point. I‘m glad you liked it too! 💙 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thebluestocking If only I can watch the movie too! 😔 5d
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echalpan
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I loved absolutely everything about this book. One of the best books I‘ve read in a long time.

thebluestocking I loved this one too!!! 💙 3w
echalpan @thebluestocking 💙💙💙 3w
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Staceyteeter

Easy read. A little slow for me but I enjoyed the family dynamics of the story as well as the conformist/nonconformist lifestyles of the characters.

bewareofwords Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 3w
Staceyteeter Thank you! 3w
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AdaChivers
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Mehso-so

I liked this one, but I didn't love it.
It reads as everyday life Chronicles with a mystery to spice things up...

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Madison91
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Mehso-so

I don‘t know how I feel about this book, it was fast and easy to read (my opinion of a great book) but kind of left me feeling a little nothing.

BooknerdsLife Hmmm...that‘s interesting! I‘ve been holding of reading it because of all the hypes around this book but can‘t wait to see for myself 🤔 3w
Madison91 @BooknerdsLife I think that was the downfall for me! So much hype that I was expecting more. Maybe if I‘d never heard of it I would have found it amazing 😅 3w
BooknerdsLife @Madison91 IKR 😆 but some books are totally worth all the hypes...so you never know 🤷🏻‍♀️😅 Guess we‘ll just have to keep our fingers crossed 🤞🏼 3w
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janerzy
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Vacation now starts! So is for a new book! ✨

rather_be_reading so good! 4w
janerzy @rather_be_reading 😊👌🏽 4w
SarahHarts_books I've been wanting to read this book for so long! I lokks really good! 😊 4w
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janerzy @SarahHarts_books Same here. I‘ve heard really good things about this book so am bumping it up from my TBR list! 😁 I‘ve got to know this author from the other book she wrote which was also really good. 3w
SarahHarts_books @janerzy I have that one on hold so hopefully I get it soon. I feel like I really need to read it. I haven't read anything else by her but I also have Everything I never Told You on my TBR. AHH I feel like my TBR keeps growing longer and longer! Lol 😆 3w
janerzy @SarahHarts_books my TBR is getting longer and longer too! Everything I Never Told You is a good one! 3w
SarahHarts_books Haha yes! I feel like everytime I actually finish a book, I just find like 3 more to add to my TBR stack. So it's a never-ending cycle!! 😂😂 but these two are definitely up there! I have to run to the library today maybe I'll see if I can find one of them or both 😁😁 3w
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Jilly6183
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My first thought was, "Is Pacey going to play the eldest son?" And then I remembered that 20 years have passed and he's almost definitely playing the dad. ??‍♀️? #youknowyouregettingoldwhen

Caroline2 Me too!!! 😆 4w
britt_brooke 😆 4w
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rambiepaige
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I‘m much more of a “read the physical book” kinda girl, but I‘m going to give the Kindle app another shot with this one!

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Heideschrampf
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A masterclass in empathy and storytelling! A great peak into a suburban microcosm and a great perspective on the universal narratives of growing up and becoming mothers.

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echalpan
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Outside on the deck with a book and a drink... my favorite kind of Friday night.

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BookFreakOut
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Really enjoyed meeting Celeste Ng tonight! She is a very insightful speaker if you ever have the opportunity to hear from her. Every time I request vacation my boss asks what author it's for, I'm apparently quite predictable.

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NamasteReading
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a bit sloooooow, but intriguing. Chapter 8!!

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FeastOfFiction
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2019 Book 19: I usually judge a book by how easy it is for me to put it down. This one drew me in and here it is, 1 am, and I had to finish. The characters, although not always likable, were captivating. I feel a little sadness at the end of this book because it doesn‘t end with the usual happy ending. Just don‘t make yourself learn lessons the hard way—good advice from this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader Great review! I loved this book! (edited) 1mo
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JeannieReads
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This was such a masterpiece. Holy cow. Everyone should read this. Thanks for the loan, @lkurgs ! #readwomen

lkurgs I am so happy that you loved it! It‘s one of my favorites, for sure! 1mo
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Marisol91
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Like it so far #goodread

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SheilaChew
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Another great book by Celeste Ng exploring what makes a person a parent - what does it mean to be a good mother? From the outwardly perfect mother of four to the single mother of one to the mother who leaves her baby at a fire station to the mother who adopts the abandoned baby..... Excellent novel! I couldn‘t put it down.

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SheilaChew
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Weekend plans - finish Little Fires Everywhere, start Early Riser, and reread The Rossetti Letter. 🤓

Tanisha_A Love your nail paint! 2mo
SheilaChew @Tanisha_A Thank you! 💙 2mo
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Cinfhen
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#AnglophileApril Linda & her husband have been longing for a child for years so they happily agree to take in an abandoned infant left at the local fire house. They name the baby Mirabelle and love her as their own, but when Mirabelle‘s biological mother — a Chinese immigrant who‘s in the country illegally — resurfaces, Linda becomes paranoid at the prospect of losing her daughter. #NeverGonnaGiveYouUp #BookClubWorthy

emilyhaldi I think I was one of the few who didn't love this book 🤔 2mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t love this book but there was lots to discuss and I thought it was actually better than her first book @emilyhaldi 2mo
Mdargusch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼great tie in! Such a great question for discussion. Which mother should get to have her? 2mo
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Reviewsbylola This one was gut wrenching. 2mo
Reviewsbylola It reminded me of the movie Losing Isaiah. @mdargusch I‘m not sure if you ever saw it, but my friends and I loved it and watched it countless times in middle school. 2mo
Mdargusch No @Reviewsbylola I don‘t think I‘ve ever seen that 2mo
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SheilaChew
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Currently reading but may be napping soon, despite the fact that I already like this book and I just started it yesterday. Happy weekend!

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Mtroiano
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Back inside because f*** pollen #booksandbeer

Joanne1 Pollen is 💩 ruins my day regularly. At least you have a fabulous book to enjoy. 2mo
Jaimelire I am allergic to outside right now 😢 2mo
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Mtroiano
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Taking advantage of the brief period of time in GA between winter and 90 degrees every day for three months 🌞

mom2bugnbee I loved this book! 2mo
Mtroiano @mom2bugnbee I‘m really enjoying it so far! 2mo
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nschneider14
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I started reading this a little less than a week ago. This will be Book 11 for the year! I decided to try something new...reading a digital copy of the book. Does anyone else use the Libby app for reading digital copies of books from the Library?

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Lizpixie
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1. I was gifted the tagged book in @Jas16 giveaway awhile ago now, finally started it last night!
2. Trying to heal still. And reading!
3. Urgh. Nope. I can only eat eggs in an omelette. Or cake. And brownies.😁
4. Raven Andromeda.👩🏻‍🚀
5. 👍

#FriYayIntro

RadicalReader Eggs in brownies are perfection they sure take on chocolate characteristics well lol 2mo
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hdhubbard
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10/10 Not what I was expecting considering the beginning of the book. First couple chapters were not great, but not bad enough to stop reading either. Easily my favourite character is Izzy, with Moody being a close second. Well worth the read in the long run.

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Tashaxlynn
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1. Rereading Little Fires Everywhere for school
2. 😏
3.😂😏😚
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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derr.liz
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"All up and down the street the houses looked like any others—but inside them were people who might be happy, or taking refuge, or steeling themselves to go out into the world, searching for something better. So many lives she would never know about, unfolding behind those doors."

#travelread

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Natascia.Brondino
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I liked it even more than “everything that I never told you”. The American suburbs are well described and I liked the small nuances of each character. Remind me slightly (even-I know- if it is not comparable) of a Margaret Atwood without a dystopian view

RaimeyGallant I enjoyed this one, too. 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 2mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy 💚❤️♥️💙💗💜 2mo
Natascia.Brondino Thanks! 2mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 2mo
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Bayhay

Here we go... first book of 2019. Yes I know, I am months late. I have been in reading slump so 🤞🏼

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HedFerguson
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I‘d been recommended this by several people and that always makes me apprehensive but I loved it. Seeing all the pieces fall into place and links tie in together meant I couldn‘t put it down! Definitely one I recommend now and I‘m glad I ignored my apprehensions.

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annisparlour
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Mysterious woman arrives with her daughter to neighborhood full of Stepford wives. Her lifestyle will cause so many troubles

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GripLitGrl
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Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks & @vkois88 for the awesome prize 😍💕 This book has been on my TBR list a while, I'm looking forward to reading it!
I always enjoy participating in your monthly photo challenges📷 With last months #LiteraryLuck challenge🍀 some of that luck rubbed off on me winning some happy #bookmail 📚❤📚
Thank you so much again ladies!!😘😘
I'm enjoying participating again this month's #SpringIntoReading challenge as well.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!!! We hope you enjoy it!! 💛💛💛💛 2mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ 2mo
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scripturient
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Practicing for our #litsyreadingretreat. 😊

Mitch Prep lots! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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A brief March wrap-up and check in for all of my #readingchallenges! My favorite book of the month is tagged.

Also participating in #seriesread, but I haven‘t tallied those yet, other than knowing I fully completed two series so far this year:

✨Harry Hole by Jo Nesbø
✨The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

#pop19 #booked2019 #GRchallenge #nonfiction2019 #readingwomen

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nicely done! 📖💖 3mo
TheSpineView Good job! 3mo
Gissy Great!📚📚👏👏👏👏👏 2mo
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lkurgs
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I think this is one of the best books that I have ever read. The storytelling, the writing, the plot itself felt like nothing I have encountered before. It was a simple yet complex story. Without giving anything away, the book centered around the theme of perspective. I also don‘t recommend rushing through it. I tried to enjoy every page and paused here and there to ponder and reflect. 10/10!

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Kaye
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5 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

I‘ve started this many times and couldn‘t get into it until last night. I‘ve listened to it all day and just finished. A very good convoluted tale of how perfect some families look on the outside, but once you see inside, it‘s not as pretty a picture. Great story , as was the first by this author. Concentrates strongly on parenthood from many angles. The first one may score a bit higher,but not by much 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

squirrelbrain I couldn‘t quite decide which one I preferred either..... 3mo
TrishB I think this one just shaded it slightly for me ❤️ @squirrelbrain 3mo
Jeannineth Both were excellent! I gave both ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3mo
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Kaye @Jeannineth I agree, they both get 5 stars. Both good in different ways. 3mo
Addison_Reads It took me two attempts to get into this one too, but once it clicked, I couldn't put it down. Great review of a great book. 👍 3mo
Kaye Thank you @Addison_Reads Ye! The beginning seemed a little weak, but once you get over that hump, it takes off from there. A very good story. 3mo
Bklover Maybe I should give this another try! 3mo
Kaye @bklover it finally worked for me. I started it several times. Not sure why it finally clicked. Once you get past the first chapter or two, it gets good and is good the whole way through. 3mo
whatshesreadingnow I too had trouble getting into this one. Finally got over the hump and really enjoyed it. I liked this one a little better than her first. Glad you enjoyed it too Julie! 💕 3mo
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Pamwurtzler
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Here‘s some twisty family drama for your reading pleasure. This was really good - I read it in a sitting (staying up entirely too late) because I NEEDED to know what happened. #ReadingUSA2019 #Ohio

Hooked_on_books I loved this one. Ng is an autobuy for me. 3mo
Kaye Glad to hear it‘s so good. I‘ve had it sitting on audio for a few months now. 3mo
squirrelbrain I loved this one too @Hooked_on_books @kaye - shame I read it last year so can‘t count it towards my states tally! 🤣 (edited) 3mo
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Texreader Loved this book 3mo
Kaye I think I already have Ohio. I‘ll have to check my map list. I just started it before I left for my walk. Good so far ! 3mo
Librarybelle I have a copy of this! 3mo
Marina_h I loved this book 😍 3mo
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MEGR
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“...the problem with rules he reflected, was that they implied a right way and a wrong way to do things. When, in fact, most of the time there were simple ways, none of them quite wrong or quite right, and nothing to tell you for sure which side of the line you stood on.”

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MEGR
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“Nearly two decades later, others would raise the question, would talk about books as mirrors and windows, and Ed Lim, tired by then, would find himself as frustrated as he was grateful. We‘ve always known, he would think; what took you so long?”

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