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#FashionVictim
#FashionVictim: A Novel | Amina Akhtar
58 posts | 46 read | 63 to read
A darkly thrilling take on the fashion world, #FashionVictim is Heathers meets The Devil Wears Prada for the millennial generation.
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Jnnlb
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Mehso-so

The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho #Netgalley #wordpress full review at thejwordpress.wordpress.com or The J Word page on Facebook

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alecia3dixie
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Pickpick

This book was pretty good ! Had some twists and turns I didnt expect. And it's also very comical, a little but of everything (:

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inmegslibrary
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“Why ruin her pretty face?”

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KuehlerBookStop
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Pickpick

Hey guys! What‘s going on this fine Monday? For me? Well, I don‘t want to brag but, I just finished my first book since September. So this is a pretty big deal for me. Lol. To pull me out of my reading slump could only be done by a psychotic murderous unreliable narrator. It was a fantastic time hanging out with Anya!•
#fashionvictim #aminaakhtar #thriller #bloodthirsty #unreliablenarrator #bookofthemonth #kuehlerbookstop

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GloVerdino
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I actually enjoyed this book! It wasn‘t amazing but it was a quick fun read. I‘ve heard other people call it “campy” and that‘s exactly how I would describe it, like an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it deals with some serious content but in a light way. Anya borders on Joe Goldberg obsession and I hear this book is going to made into a show also.

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Preciouz29
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Hilariously good is this American Psycho meets Devil Wears Prada! And that‘s really all I can say....

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TheEmpress
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Panpan

I struggled through this book solely so I can write an accurate review. Seriously... what did I just read?? #Spoilers There was sooo much potential for this story. A first person serial killer story??? Sign me up! Negative. The dialogue was atrocious & there is no way that magazine people talk like this. It hurt to read. Also we never found out why Anya was crazy. I would not recommend this book at all.

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TheEmpress
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Gonna try this cuz I can‘t focus on anything today... also I‘ve got to get that Netgalley rating up

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GloVerdino
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I‘m trying to do more library ebooks to try to save some money, but now I have anxiety about timing my reading of other books to when my library holds come in! Is this a problem for anyone else?!

JoScho If you are using a Kindle you can put it on airplane mode after you download and open the book and it won‘t automatically return. 10mo
GloVerdino @JoScho that‘s so sneaky, I love it! 10mo
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tome.fries
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Anya will do anything to make Sarah her best friend. Anything.

I thoroughly enjoyed this very fashionable thriller.

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HaleyG14
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This story was definitely over the top, but I enjoyed the interesting mash up of genres. It is like The Devil Wears Prada meets Gone Girl.

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CatsCoffeeAndBooks
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Very surprised by this book! I thought it was going to be kind of cheesy but it had way more depth than I thought. Anya was one of the creepiest main characters I‘ve read in a long time. This was a super easy, fun little read but not for the faint of heart. “Everyone fucks you over eventually. Everyone. Don‘t believe me? Look around at your friends. Think of everything they‘ve done that pissed you off. What kind of friends are they? Shitty ones.”

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CatsCoffeeAndBooks
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Everyone tells me this is a quick read so here goes nothing!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
Victoriahoperose This was seriously one of my favorites this year. I couldn‘t put it down!! 12mo
CatsCoffeeAndBooks @Victoriahoperose I am really surprised by how much I like it!! Super creepy! 12mo
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TheLibrarian
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Mehso-so

A dark twist on the fashion industry, this book was a quick read that was amusing at times.

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Kappadeemom
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Just finished this BUT I had to Google Le Labo Santal 33 when she talked about this fragrance. I had never heard of this but now I need to find it just to get a wiff😂😂

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Kappadeemom
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Vacay has started!!

Soubhiville Yay!!! 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl Enjoy! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊❤️ 12mo
The_Heeler_Booklife I love this book. So funny and good. 12mo
Eyelit Yay!! 12mo
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Sargar114
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I shouldn‘t be surprised that the serial killer telling the story is crazy. For whatever reason this one‘s mental illness is disturbing and made for an uncomfortable read. There were some funny moments, but mostly it fell flat for me. I pretty much figured what would happen about halfway through and from then just made slow to go. Right at the end it picked up, but by then it was too late for me. Guess they can‘t all be winners.

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Sargar114
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I‘m really struggling getting through this book (not exactly enjoying the ramblings of a severely mentally ill person)...however, this line made me lol.

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inkantation
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Ever get so angry you could stab someone with a glass shard and repeatedly bash her head in? Me neither. Working for a fashion magazine is driving Anya St. Clair to murder. Fat shaming and racism are only two battles she fights along with snobby, backstabbing gossipers. This dark satire throws its shots at the fashion industry but falls flat with empathy for our main character. However, it's still a solid read.

🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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Skyrimir
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It‘s a problem guys...

j9brown Same. And I probably read at least three different first pages before deciding what to read next 😛 13mo
RosaS This is too true. In the summer I had like 11 different books going at the same because I just couldn't decide😂 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage The struggle is real. 13mo
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I might hurt myself, but I would wear these! 👠👠

The tan shoes say Vol XII
The red shoes say Once Upon a Time (L) and Happily Ever After (R)

#dreamshoes #fashion #fairytales #onceuponatime #happilyeverafter #happythoughts

RebL What?! Lower those heels and I‘d totally wear a pair. 13mo
SW-T @RebL 😊 13mo
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hermyknee
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I have no idea how I feel about this book.

I read it in no time at all, but it‘s left me with a rather queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach...

hermyknee And I think I hate the ending! Poor Hopper! 🤬🤬🤬 13mo
DivineDiana Doesn‘t sound like a good feeling! 😲 13mo
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AshleyC816
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This was very much Dexter meets The Devil Wears Prada. It‘s a gory story set in the world of high fashion magazines . I found myself rooting for different characters at different points in the book and liked it overall, though some parts were a bit predictable.

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TheRomantiCate
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This book...! I couldn‘t put it down!! What a debut! I I don‘t want to say too much, but I definitely recommend to all!!

JoScho It was awesome and so addictive 🖤 1y
TheRomantiCate @JoScho absolutely!! A little darker than I‘d expected, but I loved it!! 1y
Lovesbooks87 It was so good! Didn't want to put it down at all! 1y
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Purplerosiepage
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this. It was a little bit tedious, a little bit weird, and a little bit brilliant.

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Purplerosiepage
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I thought FashionVictim would be a quick read... it is taking me forever to get through, but I keep coming back to it, so I will probably finish it. However, I am devouring The Girl Who Smiled Beads and needing to know more about Rwanda.

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Purplerosiepage
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Another three book month. $10 for a new release book is really hard to resist...

Reviewsbylola I definitely would have gotten the Morton. I‘m curious about the Philbrick but I want to see some reviews first! 1y
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LauraBeth
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Is this going to win a Pulitzer? Nope. Is it a darkly hilarious book that will keep you reading until the end? Yep.

It‘s the snarkiness and wit of Jo Piazza combined with the clever bite of Caroline Kepnes along with the bitchy, behind-the-scenes setting of The Devil Wears Prada. 👠💄⚰️

avgeyer I‘m intrigued!! 1y
rubyslippersreads The look on your cat's face says it all. 😹 1y
DebinHawaii It sounds fun! 🐱❤️ 1y
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anabereads
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A review called this “The Devil wears Prada meets Dexter”. A more accurate description would be American Psycho set in the fashion world. Without the nihilism. And, like American Psycho, it gets tedious after a while.

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LauraBeth
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She‘s on board with Bitches Get Stitches.

saresmoore I‘ll bet she is. I‘ve tried to warn my daughters that our deceptively named kitty, Joy, adopts this particular motto any time small humans attempt to embrace her... 1y
LauraBeth @saresmoore 😹 this cat‘s claws are so sharp that she constantly get “hung” on many things and then we have to come and pull her claws out. 1y
saresmoore Oh, she‘s wicked! 😂 1y
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Erinreadsthebooks 😂😂😂Aren't most cats? 1y
8little_paws Oh what a tiny little cutie!!! 1y
DGRachel 😹😹 1y
Kappadeemom I have this book but haven‘t started it yet! #inthepile 1y
TNbookworm 😹 1y
LeahBergen 😂😂 1y
LauraBeth @Erinreadsthebooks 😹😹😹 very true! 1y
LauraBeth @8little_paws she IS tiny - I would have thought she would have gotten bigger by now since she‘s around 7 months old 1y
LauraBeth @DGRachel pass it on to Bailey 😹 1y
LauraBeth @Kappadeemom I liked it! 1y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen and @tnbookworm we used to say snitches get stitches in our house but now we‘ve officially changed it 😹 1y
LauraBeth @saresmoore she‘s 😈 1y
DGRachel I‘m dying because when we were at Lowe‘s with the trainer yesterday, Mom had Bailey, put her in a “sit” and we were all standing around chatting. Bailey got up and started to walk over towards me, I looked at her at said “aren‘t you supposed to be sitting?” Bailey, I swear, glared at me, and the trainer said “snitches get stitches” as Mom made Bailey sit again. 😂😂 1y
LauraBeth @DGRachel oh that made me laugh! 😹😹 1y
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Lovesbooks87
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OMG!!!! This book was so good. Anya works in fashion. I don't want to give to much away but let's just say when Anya wants to deal with a coworker, she takes care of the situation in her own special way. She was crazy! This book was a page turner and I wanted to know what Anya was going to do next. Can't wait to see what this author writes next. #botm

JoScho Yay!! So glad you enjoyed it too 💖 1y
Lovesbooks87 @JoScho I did, it was so twisty! She was so crazy! 1y
JoScho And didn‘t you think it was super addictive? Like I just didn‘t want to stop reading it. 1y
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Lovesbooks87 @JoScho yes! I started it this morning and finished it tonight! 1y
EH2018 Ah! Now I so want to read this! 1y
zzz I skipped this month😩 1y
Lovesbooks87 @Jen_is_always_reading maybe you can add it to your box next month! 😃 1y
zzz @Lovesbooks87 that or I'll see if the library has it 👍 1y
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JoScho
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This book is straight up crazy cakes-in the best way. I loved it. The start was a bit slow for me but once I got into it I found it completely addictive-think watching a train wreck. Anya works for a fashion magazine and has some issues with some coworkers that she deals with in her own special was. Dark and over the top funny. The characters aren‘t like able but that didn‘t matter to me at all. I needed know where this was headed. #netgalley

Lovesbooks87 I got this as my botm book this month but I haven't read it. Your review makes me want to bump it to the top of my TBR pile! 1y
JoScho @Lovesbooks87 I enjoyed it way more than I expected. I am excited to see what you think of it. 1y
kristincatastrophic Ugh, maybe I should've picked it this month. I keep reading such good things about it. 1y
ReadingsByTheC I‘m patiently waiting on my library hold for this one but all these good reviews are tempting me toward the bookstore. 1y
JoScho @kristincatastrophic @ReadingsByTheC I enjoyed it. Think American Psycho with a female lead in the fashion industry. 1y
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Victoriahoperose
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O-M-G... I loved this book. Part of it is definitely the fact that I briefly worked in a fashion related job and am so familiar with these types of people. The other part was all the similarities and parallels to American Psycho. Not only that, but a female serial killer? Yes, please. Especially one who is just crazy and not a victim really herself. This was biting, funny, disturbing, and beyond addictive. #botm

tammysue Yay! Glad you loved it Victoria, stacked! 👌🏻😊 1y
Victoriahoperose @whatshesreadingnow definitely read it. I loved it 😊 1y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Rating: 5/5 Stars
I am so glad I made this my #BOTM choice this month. This book is so dark and hilarious. I loved the writing style, the fashion world, and the characters. I could not put this book down.
How far would you go to win a friend or someone‘s affection? Anya is working in the fashion world and wants Sarah to be her BFF, but first she must kill whoever gets in her way.
#fashionvictim #dark #hilarious #litsy #littens #bookstagram #rec

Cailey_Mac Oooo I picked this one as well! 1y
JoScho I am loving this one too! 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife @Cailey_Mac I hope you enjoy it. 😊 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife @JoScho sooo good. I loved how gruesome it is, but how fun it is. 1y
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JoScho
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Same book, different dog. Reading in bed and he pops out from under the covers giving me this look. 💕 #dogsoflitsy #millhouse

AmyG Ha! 1y
Leftcoastzen Xolo?😃 1y
Lovesbooks87 Aww! 🐶🐶🐶 1y
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JoScho @Leftcoastzen yes he is a xolo! 1y
JoScho @AmyG @Lovesbooks87 🐾❤️☺️ 1y
Leftcoastzen Wow ,super cool! 1y
JoScho @Leftcoastzen he was a wedding present from my brother 10 years ago. I had never even heard of the breed before then. Most people think he is a Chinese Crested. 1y
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 1y
LeahBergen He‘s so cute! 😂 1y
JoScho @LeahBergen thank you! My husband likes to say he has a face only a mother could love 💕 1y
GripLitGrl Adorbs!❤🐕 1y
imabusybee Omg...I thought it was fake. 🤣😂 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife How are you liking the book? Also, your dog is super cute. 😍 1y
tammysue He‘s adorable Jodi 🐶💕 I‘m waiting for my library to get a copy of the book.. I think it sounds really interesting. I‘m looking forward to seeing what you think. 😁 1y
JoScho @imabusybee lol nope! He is the real deal! 1y
JoScho @GripLitGrl thank you 🐾❤️😊 1y
JoScho @allthingskayla thanks so much! I commented on your post I am loving it-was hoping to finish it tonight but life got in the way. Anya just gave the fingernails to the detective 1y
JoScho @whatshesreadingnow thanks Tammy! It is interesting and dark and totally addictive! 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife @JoScho ooh it‘s about to get more twisted and good. 😍 1y
JoScho @allthingskayla yes!! Bring it on Anya! 1y
tracey38 I totally missed this post but how cute!! 💖🐶💖 How cute! 1y
JoScho @tracey38 thank you ☺️❤️ 1y
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JoScho
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Sunday morning couch cuddles 🖤 #dogsoflitsy #mork

hermyknee I‘m reading the same thing this morning! 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife Just read this scene this morning. Anya is so freaking insane. 1y
JoScho @hermyknee what you think so far? 1y
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JoScho @allthingskayla she really is! 1y
Victoriahoperose I‘m reading his too. Loving it so far! 1y
JoScho @Victoriahoperose me too! It is strangely addictive. 1y
Victoriahoperose Yes - agreed! Such a good way to describe it lol 1y
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LazyLibrary
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I'm throwing 5 stars at this bloody dark comedy. Almost didn't pick this one, but so happy I did. Anya is legit crazzzy!!!!! You'll find fashion and gore and humor all in one paragraph. I don't think this book is to be taken as seriously as a book like American Psycho, there is a similar vibe but not as yucky. I would compare it to the new show Insatiable on Netflix. Quick read! Under 300 pages! #botm #fashionvictim #darkhumor

hermyknee Yessss I‘m so happy I picked this one! I‘ll read it as soon as I finish The Hazel Wood 1y
LazyLibrary @hermyknee I was in the mood for over-the-top crazy and this gave it to me! I am surprised I picked it and even more surprised I loved it, but omg I did! 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife I‘m halfway in and love this book. So dark, fun, gruesome, and entertaining. 1y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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#BOTM came today! Sooo excited to get to these. 😀

TorieStorieS I finished #FashionVictim last night- it was really fun! I hope you enjoy it!! 😊 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife @TorieStorieS I read 10 pages of it and so far it seems like it‘s going to be good. 1y
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LazyLibrary
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This book is sooooooo darkly fun!!! And pizza!!!! #fashionvictim #pizza

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TorieStorieS
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Silly, gory and just plain fun! This quick read is an engaging and bloody story that is hard to put down! Definitely a good read for some dark chuckles- one of the more #HumorousBooks that I‘ve read in a while!! And while this isn‘t really my first pick for #NeedsToBeATVShow.... I can see getting totally hooked on it!! #ReadingResolutions #SeptInBooks18 @Jess7 @bookisglee

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Easytiger
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At moms therapy and after shopping for #witchpleaseswap I‘m super excited for and can‘t wait to find lovely things around Austin to mail off #rainrainrain #atx #greatdayinaustin

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How could you resist a book described as Heathers meets The Devil Wears Prada?!? #excited #amreading #botm #bookofthemonthclub

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tome.fries
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I plan to read more in September, I swear! 😂

#toberead #tbr #tbrlist #iswear

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Velvetsun
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I won‘t be able to read very much due to working 12 days straight, but when I get #botm mail, it is always a happy day. 🤓📖💜

Stephykitten Awesome choices! 👏🏻 1y
Meredith3 I picked these exact books too! ✨ 1y
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Matilda
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Perfect bookmark is perfect 🧜🏽‍♀️

TheSpineView @TheReadingMermaid If you don't have already you need this bookmark. 1y
TheReadingMermaid @TheSpineView I 100% agree with you. Maybe I'll get one in one of my swaps I'm doing 🤞🏻😆🤞🏻 1y
readordierachel Love it! 1y
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LazyLibrary
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Excited for my #botm picks! I'm in the middle of Gossip Girl and #fashionvictim seemed perfect! Also grabbed the new thriller and Spinning Silver Bc I was a fool for skipping it! 3 day weekend! Happy Friday! #tgif

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hermyknee
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I don‘t know which one to choose! I want a fast paced but fun read, so I‘m leaning toward #fashionvictim or Cross Her Heart, but The Silence of the Girls sounds like it‘s not one to miss...

Help!

I have one credit left and then I have to cancel my #BOTM subscription due to budgeting constraints and I want to make it a good pick!

What do I choose?!

CouronneDhiver The only one I‘ve heard of is Mermaid ... a lot of people read it during the women‘s prize season and I heard good things. Tough call! 1y
jillannjohn Though decision. I‘m sure that Cross Her Heart is good but that #fashionvictim sounds like fun! 1y
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hermyknee @CouronneDhiver @jillannjohn @Redwritinghood I ended up going with #fashionvictim ! I hope it really is a light, fun, and fast read! I could use one of those right about now 😂 1y
OrangeMooseReads I got Silence of the Girls and November Road 1y
bookandcat I went with November Road, will probably try Silence of the Girls from the library 1y
fleeting What choices! I had to go search for them one by one. ☺ I read Sarah Pinborough's 13 Minutes before, and I think she's a bit overhyped. She has one book for a much younger audience though, The Death House, which I enjoyed more. :) 1y
hermyknee @fleeting I‘m glad to hear your thoughts! I ended up going with #fashionvictim which promises to be light and darkly funny, so I‘m hoping it pulls me out of this book slump I‘m in. I haven‘t finished a book (non-audio) since June! Massive slump happening over here. 😭 1y
fleeting Given that pile, I would've chosen the same. 😊 I have books which I use to 'clear' my mind - things like YA lit or other light books, to give myself breathing space from the heavy/academic/or just long books that I read. So they're kind of like book-list fillers, if that makes any sense. 😄 You'll get over that slump 100%! 1y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Got off work today and was looking at Instagram and noticed someone showed their September picks for #botm. So, it was nice to get off work and pick my new books. What books will you be picking?

stuck.in.the.stacks These will be my picks too. 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife @felinesandfiction awesome! I hope they are good reads. 1y
Cailey_Mac I picked fashion victim as well! 1y
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Lovesbooks87
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I think this is the first time that I only picked one #botm month book. But none of the other ones jumped out at me and I have a hold at the library for Cross Her Heart.

TorieStorieS I have an ARC of this that I‘m looking forward to!! 1y
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