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The Stranger Diaries
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
A dark story has been brought to terrifying life. Can the ending be rewritten in time? A gripping contemporary Gothic thriller from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries: Wilkie Collins and MR James meet Gone Girl and Disclaimer. Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer RM Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an RM Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case. Not knowing who to trust, and afraid that the killer is someone she knows, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary. Writing that isn't hers...
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Andrew65
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#BigJuneReadathon #Stranger

First book in the new series, Harbinder Kaur Series. Loved this book.

@Clwojick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks good!! 3mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Another excellent book. I know it is in a series (first book) but would make a great #SundayBuddyRead @TheBookHippie 3mo
TheBookHippie Ooooooo thanks!!! I‘m making 2023 list now! 3mo
Clwojick I love this challenge! So many new books that I haven‘t heard of before that are making their way to my TBR. 💙 3mo
Andrew65 @Clwojick This is a good and different series, with the third book due out this year. 3mo
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rwmg
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It's my 5th litsyversary and I bought these books to celebrate

bthegood Happy Litsyversary 🥳 5mo
DivineDiana What better way to celebrate! 👏🏻📚 🎉 5mo
Soubhiville Yay! Happy Litsyversary 😁 5mo
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TheSpineView Great way to celebrate! Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
fredamans Happy Litsyversary! 5mo
CarolynM Happy Litsyversary🎊 5mo
rwmg @CarolynM, Thank you 5mo
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Smartypants
Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Mehso-so

It took me about six months to read this book. It was okay, it had been recommended to me by someone who described it as like Nancy Drew. Can‘t say I agree. But now it isn‘t hanging over my head. 🤣

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Crazeedi
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I always enjoy this author books. One of Clares teacher friends is murdered. And as she writes in her daily diary, she finds someone has written a note in it! There are lot of twists in this mystery.
Thanks @EadieB for gifting me this! You always know what I'll enjoy!❤❤❤

Crazeedi #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView (this is book 1 in her new series!!) 7mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 7mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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MittenGirlPeach
Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Reader, she went out. And was pissed. It was, of course, MY fault she went out. But I digress! This was the aftermath of our 13 inch snow just over a week ago. I‘m guessing that will be the pinnacle of snowstorms for us this winter in south central Michigan, but we‘ve got time to prove me wrong.

The book: I REALLY liked this one. Different from the Galloway series, with various perspectives and a gothic storyline and feel. ⬇️

MittenGirlPeach The perspective of the teenage daughter in particular was fabulous, and the detective at the center, who is not the main character of this story, is terrific. Harbinder is her name, and she‘s the character the series continues with. I have the second book checked out from the library, so it will go on my March #Bookspin list. 7mo
RamsFan1963 Are you watching Matt play tonight? GO STAFFORD!! GO RAMS!! 7mo
MittenGirlPeach @RamsFan1963 ABSOLUTELY! Matthew is my forever quarterback. The game against the Bucs nearly did us in. We were at our weekly euchre game with our besties (also Lions and Stafford fans, of course) and GOD, what a nailbiter. We saw him do that so many times over the years though; I don‘t know why I doubted! 7mo
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RamsFan1963 @MittenGirlPeach Burrows is a local hero, he went to high school in Athens, Ohio which is about 45 minutes from where I live. I'm deep in Bengal territory, but I'm proudly wearing my blue and gold today. 7mo
MittenGirlPeach @RamsFan1963 Good for you! The Bengals and Joe are very likable, but it‘s still Rams & Stafford all the way here! 7mo
RamsFan1963 @MittenGirlPeach Even if the Rams weren't my team, I'd be rooting for Stafford. He deserves his Superbowl moment. Burrows will be in more future Superbowls 7mo
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MittenGirlPeach
Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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And so it begins! A great day to finish the tagged read (very fun; I have the second book checked out from the library too) and get started on my #Bookspin!

TheBookHippie It‘s quite nasty here 😝❄️🥶 8mo
MittenGirlPeach @TheBookHippie I bet! I took that pic about 8 am when I got up; we‘re forecast for a foot plus, so I‘ll continue to update! ⛄️🧡 8mo
TheBookHippie @MittenGirlPeach I love the weather man “but of course on the lake …” aka you‘re screwed 😂🥶❄️ 8mo
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MittenGirlPeach @TheBookHippie you get extra snow AND wind! We‘ve had no snow to speak of at all up until now, which is becoming more and more common, of course. But it‘s starting to become heavy out there, so we‘ll see! 8mo
TheBookHippie @MittenGirlPeach We already had a couple of feet we are just adding to it! The wind is NO JOKE. They just told high schoolers not to leave for lunch it's too treacherous. Why we had school is beyond me. The drive home is gonna be white knuckled AGAIN!! OY. I hear lots of parts of MI are seeing way more than they ever did! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Ooooo nice!!! We are currently getting bucketloads of rain (SE of Columbus OH) with incredibly vague information as to when it's going to switch to ice and then switch to snow... nothing like being give a range of somewhere between 0 and .75“ of ice and somewhere from 1-8“ of snow 😑 Usually the more wound up they are the less we get, so I'll be surprised if anything happens haha 8mo
TheBookHippie They‘re sending us home early 🤦🏻‍♀️❄️🥶 8mo
SRWCF And I'm just over here in southwestern Idaho saying, "Snow, where you at?" ? 8mo
MittenGirlPeach @TheBookHippie that‘s something at least, but why have it at all?!!!! Argh. Drive safely! 8mo
MittenGirlPeach @TheAromaofBooks ughhhh. Rain and ice are the worst. Depressing and treacherous and it‘s cold regardless! Much rather have snow. 8mo
MittenGirlPeach @SRWCF yikes! We had a few inches on the ground here, but it‘s been a very snowless winter so far. Until now! 8mo
SRWCF @MittenGirlPeach We still have some snow on the ground from a mild storm a few weeks ago, but it hasn't even snowed at the ski resorts recently. This weather has been cray-cray lately! 8mo
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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Clare Cassidy finds herself at the center of a police inquiry when one of her colleague and friend is murdered.

I liked the story within the story, with the gothic short story The Stranger by fictional author R. M. Holland embedded in the murder plot. It's an entertaining book to read, even if the perpetrator is quite obvious, and some elements of the plot weren't that interesting (perhaps too much!?) like the witchcraft component to the story.

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Aims42
Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I loved this book!! It kept me guessing to the very end. I hope there‘s a third book coming because I‘m not done with Harbinder and the crazy cases she gets involved in 👍 Fun Fact: this is book 1 in the series, but I read book 2 first and nothing was spoiled. I love authors who can write a series but reading them in order isn‘t required 😍

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Aims42
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Reading by Christmas tree light with the first snow of the year falling outside….. awwww, bliss 🥰😇🤩

Crazeedi Looks so pretty ❄ 9mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi it‘s that heavy, slushy snow that sticks to the trees so nicely ☺️ I‘ll enjoy it while we‘ve got it 9mo
Crazeedi @Aims42 we had snow over Thanksgiving but since then not much, had a little 2 days ago, but gone. Just overcast and drizzle here. Happy new year!! 9mo
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Aims42 @Crazeedi This is our first measurable snow this season, which being in the Chicago suburbs is very uncommon. It‘s been nice with driving though LOL Happy New Year to you too!!! 9mo
Crazeedi Cant wait to read your tagged books. It's on my shelf! 9mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi 😁 It‘s great!! Happy Reading!! 9mo
Suet624 beautiful photo 9mo
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deirdrebeecher
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
Mehso-so

I found this book quite pedestrian if I'm honest. Readable but uninspiring. It has a habit of jumping into the view of the pov character who has the least at stake in a scene. We observe Claire's pain rather than going through it with her. It also means the tension doesn't build in a satisfying way. The are some well written red herrings, but I found the ending ultimately uninteresting.

jenniferw88 I really enjoyed this one on audio! 10mo
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Blueberry
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Just finished. 4 stars. I will definitely read the next in the series.

Crazeedi Have this on in my queue 11mo
kspenmoll This sounds good. 11mo
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Blueberry
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1. The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
2. 1st Goodreads and 2nd Storygraph
3. The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves

@NataliePatalie @rachelsbrittain
#weekendreads

NataliePatalie 😎👍 11mo
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Clwojick
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It‘s 3am, and I‘m listening to the tagged audiobook, and working on a paint by number. Hopefully I‘ll be able to fix my sleep schedule soon.😅

Catsandbooks Seriously story of my life. If I don't say I need to fix my sleep schedule at least once a week than something is wrong with me 😂 11mo
Yuki_Onna Ohh, that one looks a bit like the into of Twin Peaks... 💚
You'll be able to fix it soon - it will fix itself. You know that before last night, I didn't - couldn't - sleep for 42 hours? 😵😲
I even took a strong prescription sleeping pill and sedatives, but to no avail. Then, last night at 2 am, I just fell into bed (after feeling super hyped-up right until then) and slept... 😴😎 Thank goodness! 😊
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BookishMadHatter What is this "sleep" you speak of? lol 11mo
LoverOfLearning Oh I love.paint by numbers 11mo
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Clwojick
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Week 3 of #Scarathlon has been going great for me for the most part! I‘ve finished 15 books (2 DNFs ☠️, and 2 five star reads 🔥), but I plan on making that 18 by the end of the day! 🖤

I‘m currently listening to the tagged audiobook, have started If I Die Tonight, and hope to get to Razorblade Tears. My goal for #OutstandingOctober was 9 books, so I‘ll be thrilled if I can double it! 👻

#TeamSlaughter #LittenListen #BookSpinBingo #Spookoween

Jemgirl2014 Woohoi! All right! 😃 11mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉On 🔥🔥!! Great job!😁 11mo
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TheSpineView Fabulous 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 11mo
Andrew65 Awesome as ever! 👏👏👏 11mo
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monalyisha
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Transformed my print brochure into a pretty little online resource at work today. I love Canva.

https://tinyurl.com/4zhayrsd

kspenmoll I love what you designed!! 12mo
monalyisha Thank you so much @kspenmoll 🥰! 12mo
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bookandbedandtea
Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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What a creepy story! I liked the three POVs and that they overlap, giving slightly different versions. The haunted house (school), the story within the story, and the copycat murders all added up to a page turning thrill. And the reveal! I did not see that coming! I see there is another book starring the Detective Sergeant from this book which I'm hoping to find at my library.

mcipher I loved this one! Book two wasn‘t quite as good for me but I‘m still hoping for more in the series 13mo
bookandbedandtea @mcipher I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. 13mo
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MallenNC
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I started the book when it first came out but didn‘t finish because it didn‘t hook me in the first pages. (I didn‘t realize it was starting with a story within a story). But after reading the second book in the series I decided to try again and really enjoyed it. The narration on the audiobook was great. And I really like D.S. Kaur, the character who continues in this series. I am looking forward to the next one.

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Kimbono
Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Friday afternoon reading soundtrack #readingsoundtrack

BoleyBooks 🎵Everyday I write the book 🎵 😊 1y
Kimbono @BoleyBooks Haha! I didn‘t even think of that 😂😂😂 1y
Bookwomble One of my favourite albums by one of my favourite artists ❤ Elvis is such a bookish songwriter. 14mo
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Kimbono @Bookwomble I love this record. Especially Shipbuilding 🎶😍 14mo
Bookwomble @Kimbono A beautiful song with a poignant message. First song in his anti-Thatcher trilogy 💖✊ 14mo
Kimbono @Bookwomble I didn‘t know there was a trilogy. I‘ll have to check the other two out. Thanks! 14mo
Bookwomble @Kimbono On "Spike" he has Tramp the Dirt Down, and Any King's Shilling. ? 14mo
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HollyBahling
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I have to say I came into this book expecting it to be predictable and I am very happy to say I was wrong. I loved seeing events from the different characters perspectives but didn‘t feel like you were jumping too much either. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys mysteries with a twist.

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Lucy_Anywhere
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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#TBRPile 📚 “If you‘ll permit me, said the stranger, I‘d like to tell you a story...”

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JoyBlue
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

This was a pretty good murder mystery that paid homage to the greats of gothic literature, particularly Wilkie Collins. I was a little disappointed with the outcome as it seemed disingenuous, but the detective character was very well done. 3⭐️

Ruthiella I think Griffith has since written a second book with the same detective. 2y
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CBee
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Last book of 2020 was The Stranger Diaries - Elly Griffiths. Technically though, I was still reading it on January 1 so I guess it‘s my first book of 2021 as well 😂😁 I enjoyed it! Thanks @BookNAround 😁👋🏻😍 #lastfirst

Crazeedi That's one I haven't read yet 2y
CBee @Crazeedi it‘s my first by her and it was great!! 2y
Crazeedi @CBee on my tbr!! 2y
Crazeedi Here Ruth Galloway series is really good 2y
CBee @Crazeedi good to know! Thank you 😁 2y
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CBee
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Well! I might need to read more Gothic mysteries. This was excellent! 1st book finished in 2021 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

jenniferw88 Loved this one on audio! 2y
CBee @jenniferw88 oooo, I‘d be interested to hear the different voices for the different characters 😍 2y
TrishB A good one 👍🏻 2y
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Andrew65
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#12Booksof2020 #Day5

First book in a new series by Elly Griffiths. Great gothic links & loved the way how was written from different perspectives, lead to getting to know the characters better. A great book for readers and people who like books. Also read and loved the second book in the series, The Postscript Murders. Look forward to continuing with this series as it is written. Good book to try & work out who the killer was and still be wrong!

wildwoodreads I loved this one! 2y
Andrew65 Can see why it was a Crime Book of the year. 2y
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Andrew65 @megzlynn Glad to see I wasn‘t alone in loving this. 2y
bnp I haven't branched out from the Ruth Galloway series yet . . . 2y
Andrew65 @bnp Love Ruth Galloway, one of my favourite series. These are worth a read. 2y
robinb Ohhh...I'm in! Stacked! 2y
Andrew65 @robinb Don‘t think you‘ll be sorry. 2y
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TrishB
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My first by this author and not my last 👍🏻 good murder mystery and I think I changed my mind several times and was still wrong!
A good read.

MsMelissa Moving it up my TBR pile! 2y
Cinfhen 💜 2y
emmaturi I enjoyed this one. Liked it more than The Postscript Murders. 2y
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Cathythoughts Sounds great , I think I‘ll try a sample today ❤️👍🏻 2y
UglyOldBat Love this author 👍 2y
TrishB @emmaturi I have that one ready too! 2y
TrishB @Cathythoughts good idea. 2y
TrishB @UglyOldBat it was my first, but enjoyed it 👍🏻 2y
CBee Just started this today! Good so far 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @CBee hope you enjoy it 👍🏻 2y
Andrew65 Loved this. 2y
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TrishB
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Second book I‘ve started today. So tired my eyes feel like they‘ve got sunburn 😁 so I‘m not sure how much reading will be done!

Cathythoughts Oh dear ! That‘s tired .... sleep well when you go there 😴❤️ 2y
Kalalalatja Oh I know that feeling 😑 2y
jenniferw88 The audible version of this was brilliant! Just needed Mark Gatiss as one of the narrators (you'll know which character if you listen to it) and it would have been absolutely perfect! 2y
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TrishB @Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja and of course you then can‘t get to sleep! 2y
TrishB @jenniferw88 I had to ask who Mark Gatiss is! 2y
jenniferw88 @TrishB oops, sorry! He's my favourite tv writer! And he's very interested in the Gothic etc, so perfect for spooky reads! 2y
TrishB @jenniferw88 I‘m rubbish with telly stuff! 2y
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Expandingbookshelf
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I love bookish/academic thrillers, so this was right up my alley. I was excited to discover this was the first book in a series and even more excited to find out the series follows my favorite character-detective Harbinder Kaur. Very excited to check out the next book!

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wildwoodreads
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One of my goals for 2020 was to complete the #modernmrsdarcyreadingchallenge. I was finally able to complete that in October. Here are a few of the books that I read for the challenge. The rest were ebooks and audiobooks. Check out my post at readinginthewildwood.com to see the rest of them.

📖What reading challenges do you participate in? Have you completed them? 📖

Susanita 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Butterfinger I got most of my challenges -PopSugar, Booked, ReadHarder, and a few other Litsy inspired challenges, but I'm going to have to take Europe, US, and Century Reads into the next year. 2y
CindiB Congratulations! 2y
wildwoodreads @CindiB Thank you! 💕 2y
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Andrew65
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I have finished stage 1 of the #Whodunitathon Readathon on Twitter.

So the Premise of my Mystery Plot is a Nosy Amateur Detective with a sardonic Doctor as the sidekick and the story takes place in Minneapolis. Now to move onto Stage 2 The Crime. The tagged book got my and my Team 60 points for this part of the Readathon. #Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter

Altogether Stage 1 earned me 250 points for 25 hours of reading over the three books.

Traci1 I'm loving the whodunitathon. It's so clever. 2y
Clwojick I finished Stage 1 today too! woohoo 😜
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Andrew65 @Traci1 It is very clever! And great fun. 2y
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Andrew65 @Clwojick Got all Stage 2 books lined up, all of which I am currently reading. 2y
Clwojick I've gotta plan stage 2 ! i just jumped in with stage 1 lol 2y
Andrew65 @Clwojick I need to calculate the points for the many other month long readathons I am doing! 2y
Clwojick Me too! I'm waiting to calculate until each one is over though. 😁 2y
Andrew65 @Clwojick I thought I‘d do mine weekly. 2y
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Andrew65
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I took me just a little while to get into this book, but loved it and consumed it within 24 hours. Great characterisation and story telling & interesting on how the book was written from different viewpoints, his some allowed you to learn more about the characters. Good gothic links and an ideal book for those of us that love reading. Recommended. Now for bk 2.

3rd book finished for #Scarathlon2020
#TeamSlaughter 25 points, for link to Halloween

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
EadieB I enjoyed this one too! 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘ve got the second one to read as a Net Galley book. 2y
Andrew65 @Clwojick Thanks 😍 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 I have requested the 2nd book too. 2y
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Andrew65
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Starting reading The Stranger Dairies, which is described as a gothic thriller so should be a good choice for #Scarathlon2020

Love Elly‘s Ruth Galloway Series so interesting you see what I think of this.

#TeamSlaughter

TrishB Yet to read any Griffiths! (edited) 2y
Clwojick This one sounds great! 2y
TheLibrarian This was really good. Enjoy! 2y
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Ruthiella I think you will like it! 2y
Andrew65 @TheLibrarian @Ruthiella I‘m sure I should. 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB Her Ruth Galloway series is one of my favourites. 2y
Andrew65 @Clwojick I really enjoy her writing. 2y
TrishB I have 1-6 of that series on my kindle! I guess I need to start it. 2y
jenniferw88 I loved this on audio! Need to try her series again, I couldn't get into it the first time I tried it. 2y
Andrew65 @jenniferw88 I felt it took a couple, to get going because the characters and interplay between them is the most important thing. 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB That would be a good start when you have capacity. 2y
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 there's a follow on to this if you like it. Featuring the detective in this. 2y
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 I‘ve got a Net Galley copy of the follow-up but wanted to read the first one before reading that. 2y
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 good idea. They're both really good. I enjoyed them. 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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I 💜 Elly Griffiths! And the audiobook was terrific!

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Calling all Murder Mystery/ Thrillers fans ! I am looking for some good recs to order for the high school. I have a LOT of high school senior guys who are reluctant readers, but really want Murder/ mystery/ thrillers to try to get back into reading. Any recs or favorites ? They don‘t have to be specifically YA, can be adult books as well. 🤗I‘m very new to this genre- I was blown away by tagged book, also loved The Girl on the Train.

Well-ReadNeck Reluctant readers often like series once they get hooked. The SJ Rozen Lydia Chin/Bill Smith series is fabulous The first one is 2y
Well-ReadNeck For psychological thrillers Dennis Lehane has some great ones My favorite is 2y
Well-ReadNeck Other mystery series that might be appealing to teens include a dash of sarcasm/humor with crime fighting. Like the Spellman Files series 2y
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Well-ReadNeck For Black protagonists, try Attica Locke. She writes for television and her books have the propulsive plots of screenplays. 2y
Well-ReadNeck ... or for rural noir with a heist plot (edited) 2y
Well-ReadNeck ... and urban noir with teen protagonist (edited) 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I thought this story was OK but the murders were pretty great. Good for older YA readers, but the pink on the cover might deter reluctant boys. 2y
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile Day 24 - today has been a looooooong day as we‘re getting ready to reopen the school 📚 This looks to be a twisty gothic murder mystery - perfect for dark rainy monsoon evenings!

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Tera0707
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
Mehso-so

Eh, it was okay.

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Tera0707
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Trying to finish this so I can start Midnight Sun... But I have to get up and get ready for work 😩 Thank goodness I‘ve been getting off at 1:00.

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wildwoodreads
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July was hard. I am not sad to see it end. I had a lot going on this month. I didn‘t expect to read many books, but I did expect to read more than two. At least they were good!

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2020/07/31/books-read-this-month/

Gissy Two books read mean two books less from your tbr. Sometimes life has other plans for us☺️ 2y
wildwoodreads @Gissy Great point! 💕 2y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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My. Word. What a ride! Very creepy, and very exciting. I never guessed the murderer, and by the end everything made sense! Finished it under 24 hours- I was hooked and couldn‘t put it down! Definitely will be reading more books from this author ! 💙Also, I found out about this book in a list of book recommendations for people who loved the story/ plot of the movie, Knives Out 🔪 ⚾️ 💉✉️

TheLibrarian This is such a great read and doesn‘t get the recognition it deserves. So glad you liked it! 2y
Emily92Bibliophile @TheLibrarian I agree ! I can‘t wait for the next book in the Harbinger series - she‘s a great detective ! 2y
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wildwoodreads
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Guys, I finally finished a book! I actually got to do a review this month! And luckily it was a 5 star review. I feel like this book is so underrated! It was a great read.

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2020/07/22/the-strange-diaries-by-elly-griffith...

megnews I can‘t wait til I can join you. Lots of picture books but I‘m in a slump and hopping around from book to book. 2y
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wildwoodreads @megnews Totally understand! I hope you find one that you can stick with soon! 2y
LiteraryinLawrence Congrats! I liked this book as well. 2y
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wildwoodreads
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I‘m not ready to go back to the real world.

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wildwoodreads
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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We are finally getting to go camping! Here are the books that I am taking along. 🏕

Full post: https://readinginthewildwood.com/2020/07/17/books-that-i-am-taking-camping/

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Helen19
Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Haven‘t read this one yet but enjoyed others in the series. #curiousstranger #jamminjune

Eggs Sounds suspenseful 😳 2y
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LaurenMags
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Mehso-so

I'm not a big fan of mysteries. Only read this because of the book club that I am in.

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Jari-chan
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Pickpick

I don't even remember how I came to put this audio book on my Scribd list. But it was there and I listened to it. And I had a fun couple of hours. My guess who the culprit was, was totally wrong - but who cares? It's a slightly spooky cozy crime with lovable characters. I especially liked the police officer 😁

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dodgygothbint
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this! It's a stand-alone crime thriller (not part of one of Elly Griffiths' series), and has a nice spooky, gothic undercurrent behind the murder mystery. There are multiple narrators, giving differing opinions of events, and of each other, which works really well. Much of the action centres around a school and that, together with the focus on the characters' relationships, reminded me a bit of Joanne Harris' 'St. Oswald's' books ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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dodgygothbint
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"'I've just spoken to Daisy Lewis,' he said. 'She's devastated. They're childless, you know. All they had was each other.'
He said it in the way that parents often describe the child-free, pity matched with slight disapproval."

Well this really resonates! As someone who's in her forties, and in a long-term, loving relationship, I often find that society just can't get its head round the concept that I've chosen not to have children ?

Buechersuechtling 🙋🏽‍♀️ Yepp, I strongly second your point‼️ Without knowing which point of view you would add, I felt my blood pressure rising while reading the quote. 3y
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readingjedi
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A nicely gripping & well written thriller though it's not exactly ground-breaking. Told by 3 different characters, a format that can fall flat but worked well here. Suspense & sense of danger were low level but it was still compelling & had a certain creepiness/Gothic quality. Liked the dynamic between MC & female police officer, wanted more of their developing relationship. The perp was a bit too obvious but I still enjoyed the working out.

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readingjedi
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Starting this one today & I'm really hoping it'll blow my socks off as my last 3 reads have been pretty lacklustre. 2020 hasn't got off to a strong start book-wise ... I have some Robin Hobb planned for later in the month, may have to bump it up the schedule if this run continues.

With thanks to #netgalley for this book.

ljuliel I really liked this. Hope you do too 🙂 3y
readingjedi @ljuliel Only just got going with it but so far, so good! 👍🏼 3y
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Sarz
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4.5 ⭐

I loved this. It's not my usual genre, and even now, it wasn't the mystery that I enjoyed. I thought the writing was outstanding. I loved the characters and really heard their different voices.

Another #newyearwhodis success!!
@TheLibrarian @monalyisha

TheLibrarian Woohoo!! So glad you liked it. I plan to read more of your picks in the new few months. 3y
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