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Summer of Salt
Summer of Salt | Katrina Leno
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imabusybee
Summer of Salt | Katrina Leno
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Such a cute read. Great book for the Summer also it was book 4/16 for my reading challenge.
It's raining today in Cali so I need to jump on the treadmill for my steps. #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great progress on your book goal! 🙌🏻 3mo
guinsgirlreads Get it girl! 👏🏻💪🏻 3mo
Bookwormjillk Nicely done ✅ 3mo
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VanChocStrawberry Yay for walking! 3mo
dariazeoli You got this! 🙌 3mo
Caterina Great job on your book goal! 🙌 3mo
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imabusybee
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I am back to hitting my step goal and finishing up tagged book. #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

Cinfhen Great 3mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Beautiful flowers! Great job on your step goal! 3mo
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Laughterhp Way to go! 👏🏻 Really pretty flowers too! 3mo
Julsmarshall Well done! 3mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 3mo
Clwojick Hat book looks great! Can‘t wait to see your review. 💗 3mo
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imabusybee
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I didnt reach my step goal yesterday. 7400 steps is
not too bad for being trapped in the car for almost 12 hour. #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

Tamra My kinda view! 3mo
JaclynW Lovely mountains! Where are you headed to? 3mo
wanderinglynn I say 7400 steps is excellent for being trapped in a car for 12 hrs! 🙌🏻 3mo
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imabusybee @JaclynW from Northern California to Southern California 3mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic view 😸 3mo
BarbaraJean That is a great step total for a road trip day!! 👍🏼 3mo
4thhouseontheleft That's a great job managing 7400 steps with that much time in the car! 3mo
guinsgirlreads Still great!! 3mo
VanChocStrawberry How did you even get that many?!? Wow! 3mo
Clwojick @VanChocStrawberry maybe she ran beside the vehicle for a while? 😂 3mo
imabusybee @4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick LOL! Most were done before we left the long walk around the lake and I totally take advantage of the rest stops we had to stretch the legs! 3mo
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imabusybee
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We had snow flurries all day and so it took me a bit longer to reach my step goal I also read for a bit. I hope everyone is getting some famous reading done and reaching their fitness goals. #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN It looks lovely and slippery walk carefully 👏🏻 3mo
Kaye Wow. Do you live in the North Pole ? Snow mid- May 😱 3mo
wanderinglynn You‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 Weather is always a challenge, especially when it‘s cold & snow! Just keep moving. 💜 3mo
VanChocStrawberry That is a beautiful view! And you're still meeting your goal! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Still waiting on spring here too! 3mo
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Mindelan
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Did a bunch of research looking for some new #queerbooks the other day and found this one at my local lib. Still early but really enjoying it so far; the small island setting feels very cozy and filled-out, and even though the magics are interesting, they‘re not the whole narrative. Attempting to read a little over breakfast while I entertain the small beast. Ripley continues to live up to her name by being utterly sweet and completely wild.

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IheartYA
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Overall an easy read with a unique premise. I really enjoyed it until one part at the end that was a major flop for me. I'd say 3.5 out of 5 stars but would have been a 4 without the floppy part. Lol
#youngadult #ya #magic #witch

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IheartYA
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Onto the next one. 60 pages in. Intriguing so far.
#ya #magic

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alisonrose
Summer of Salt | Katrina Leno
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What a surprisingly powerful and beautiful little book this turned out to be! I‘m a sucker for this exact kind of story — set in the real world with just touches of magic mixed in. Really felt like I knew the town and the people, and loved the relationship among the Fernweh women. The ending was a bit rushed, wish she‘d taken a bit more time to work through the big stuff. But overall I really liked this a lot (thank God after 3 meh reads!) 4/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Summer of Salt | Katrina Leno

Stevie Carmichael, the librarian, acted like he wasn‘t guarding books, but lives.

[But he IS, Georgina. He is.]

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alisonrose
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Have had three varying-levels-of-disappointing reads in a row, hoping a fun but also serious and a little bit magical YA book will end that streak! #nowreading

erzascarletbookgasm Lovely cover 9mo
GirlNamedJesse I loved this one. Katrina Leno is a go-to author for me. 😍 9mo
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alisonrose @GirlNamedJesse I really liked it! Def want to read more from her - anything in particular you recommend? 9mo
GirlNamedJesse @alisonrose The tagged book is told in reverse chronological order and could‘ve been a mess, but was instead amazing! 9mo
alisonrose @GirlNamedJesse Ooh it looks really intriguing — thanks!! 9mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Good Summer YA read. 3.5⭐️ I‘m always down for a ouija board cameo appearance. Lol

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MirrorMask
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#2018CheckIn

1. 133
2. 120
3. Summer of Salt
4. Akata Witch

hgrimes That‘s a lot of books! 👍 12mo
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thewallflower0707
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#firstpage of Summer and Salt by Katrina Leno, my next read!

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VioletBramble
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Hot and humid here in NYC. I was outside running errands all morning. I'm planning to spend the afternoon in the AC, cooling off with an iced soy chai, eating banana bread with maple brown sugar butter, and, hopefully, finishing this book.

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VioletBramble
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Today I had an appointment downtown near all the good stores- #TheStrand #ForbiddenPlanet and B&N. I limited myself to 1 or 2 items per stop. I'll try to read the tagged book this month. Looking forward to the Obama-Biden crime solving team-- we need Hope right now. I'm most excited about the Gashlycrumb Tinies mug I picked up at The Strand.
N is for Neville who died of ennui. 😵

Prairiegirl_reading I am so looking forward to Hope Never Dies! 13mo
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candority
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My hold on one of these books was going to expire today, and I made it to the library 15 minutes before closing! I had an 11 hour work day, with a long Board Meeting in the evening 😪 Ellen Hopkins is one of my auto-read authors, but I just read the synopsis of this book and I don‘t think I‘ll like it 😕#LibraryHaul

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Kboltz
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Panpan

YA novel about twin sisters who live on an island w/magic. This book hits so many topics that it feels like it was written to make everyone, except males, enjoy the story. Birds, magic, lesbians, guns, rape, going to college, friendship, and a flood. Kind of tired of authors trying to write what they think we need to hear instead of just writing a good story that may also cover a problem or obstacle. F word appears by page 5. New record for YA?

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ScorpioBookDreams
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I‘ve really been cutting down on the number of books I buy since coming home from France to a mountain of post. 🙈 Locke Lamora was a trade and the signed Summer of Salt was ordered last month.

LeahBergen It‘s always a bit shocking when you get home from a trip and receive your mail. 😂 13mo
ScorpioBookDreams @LeahBergen it was definitely that! 😂 13mo
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Branwen
Summer of Salt | Katrina Leno
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Nice quiet Monday afternoon 💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

Leftcoastzen Cute!🐱 13mo
Jennick2004 Aww pretty! 😻 13mo
wanderinglynn What a beautiful cat! Love his/her markings! ❤️🐱 13mo
Tanzy13 🐱 13mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen @Jennick2004 @Tanzy13 Aww, thanks guys! 😘 @wanderinglynn Thank you! She's my little sweetheart! 😻 13mo
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belledoodles
Summer of Salt | Katrina Leno
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“She was born for oceanside bonfires, long gauzy dresses and uncombed hair, the scent of salt like a blanket you can‘t peel of your skin. She was born for the smell of water, for the way it sank into your bones, stained your skin, dyed your blood a deep, salty blue.”
#24in48 #yassssss #thisspeakstome #obsessedwiththiswriting

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GondorGirl
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What I was expecting: magical realism, a bit of mystery, and a cute #LGBTQ romance.

What I got: all that, combined with an unexpected and deeply moving plot twist that was relevant, heart wrenching, and incredibly well written.

My first completed book in the #24in48 readathon gets a five star rating. And I'm so glad I picked up another of Leno's book at the library sale, because I can't wait to see what else she's written!

emtobiasz Ooh, I have this one in my library stack too. Now I‘m excited! 13mo
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GondorGirl
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I was exceptionally lazy and spent my first 2.5 hours of #24in48 reading in bed with the cats.

LiteraryinLititz Sounds delightful! 13mo
Jinjer I want the cat and that little white cabinet with all the drawers!!!! 13mo
GondorGirl @Jinjer You can have the fat orange cat. He keeps trying to sleep on my chest and one of these days he's going to crush me to death! 😹 13mo
Jinjer Oh I didn‘t even see him!!!!! I‘ll be right over to get him. 13mo
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GondorGirl
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VioletBramble I loved this quote. 12mo
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AshleyKorinE
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Mehso-so

This is fairytale-ish in a way. I enjoyed the story with the sisters Georgina and Mary, I feel like the world building could maybe have been more fleshed out and explained. The magic was quaint until the end. I will say I wasn‘t surprised by anything, I knew where it was heading before it got there and I‘ll give you a trigger warning for sexual assault. I don‘t know, it was good but mostly just average.

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monalyisha
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I think this YA novel will work better with teens than adults (given the predictable nature of the plot), but it‘s got main characters who feel real, an important message about sexuality, & a strong small-town/island setting.

It‘s “Practical Magic” Lite (an influence mentioned in the acknowledgements & one that I picked up on immediately, as a fellow fan) with strong Gilmore Girls/Stars Hollow vibes.

A pick, with some minor reservations.

TheLibrarian Great review! 14mo
VioletBramble Practical Magic and the Gilmore Girls... It's going on the wish list. 14mo
Paula3 Just got added to my never ending tbr pile, glad to hear it's a good one. 14mo
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ladym30
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“There are enough ways to die on this
Earth,” my great-grandmother had famously
declared, “let ‘distracted reading‘ be one
less thing to worry about.”

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LaraReads
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Bought this one on the trip because it seemed apropos. The salty summer days here in Destin were calling out to this cover. But I am loving it! Magical & dramatic #yaread for the win. #beach #beachread #beachreading #vacation

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jamie_in_the_library
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I love getting to work and all my holds have arrived!

So excited about the tagged book (YA + Magical realism = YES PLEASE!) and “The Word is Murder”

jamie_in_the_library Plus it‘s queer?! Be still my heart! 💜💙💚💛🧡❤️ 14mo
readordierachel Yay! 14mo
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MirrorMask
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"On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic."

Summer of Salt tells the story of the Fernweh twins, Georgina and Mary, the summer they turn eighteen. The Fernweh women are known by the town to be magicky, but no one uses the word "witch". The island's main source of income is the bird enthusiasts that come every summer for Annabella's Woodpecker.

I loved this book! It reminds me so much of Practical Magic!

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ladym30
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Happy Summer💕

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MirrorMask
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1. Plane because it's the fastest.
2. San Francisco. It's too expensive to live there, but the weather's great, there's plenty to do, and there are beaches!
3. Ann Arbor, MI this month and Charleston, SC in the fall.

#trivialthursday @GarthRanzz

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GirlNamedJesse
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Magic has a presence all its own in Katrina Leno‘s vivid tale of sisters, a three-hundred-year-old bird, and an island you‘ll never want to leave. Practical Magic meets “Raven Girl” by Audrey Niffenegger while proving that nothing is stronger than the bond between siblings. 🦅⛈

Thanks to Edelweiss and HarperTeen for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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SarahMillerBooks
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