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The Girl in Red
The Girl in Red | Christina Henry
From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic "Little Red Riding Hood"...about a woman who isn't as defenseless as she seems. It's not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn't look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago. There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there's something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined. Red doesn't like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn't about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods....
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Super_Jane
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“Do you think I don‘t know what kind of men this world has wrought? Every woman knows. And those men existed before everything fell apart.” 4.5/5 #redridinghood #goodreads #TheStoryGraph #june #june2022 #2022 #readingchallenge

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HufflepuffGirl90
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Thank you @Catsandbooks for the wonderful #LitsyLovesAnimalsSwap package!! About 2 seconds after I took this picture my cats stole the toys (and one pair of socks) lol. 💜🐈‍⬛🐈🐈‍⬛💚

DinoMom So fun! My cat steals sock as well! 3mo
Catsandbooks Glad you and the cats like it!! ❤️ 3mo
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encinarus
The Girl in Red | Christina Henry
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listened to the audiobook. It's little red riding hood, imagined as a horror story, with a very capable Red, set against a worse pandemic than the one we're experiencing. Getting to the pandemic descriptions my wife and I both said TOO SOON only to learn it was written in 2019.

Red was relatable and prepared but not without flaws (which made her more relatable). My only complaint is too much he/she/red said. In the audiobook it was jarring.

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PuSsNbOoKs
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“She wasn‘t under any obligation to be polite to someone who thought she was his next victim.”

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Booknerd222
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Booknerd222
Girl in Red | Christina Henry
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Got a nice cosy blanket and a cuppa coffee x

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Jgacreations
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It was entertaining. Something to help pass the time while working :)

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Mehso-so

Post-pandemic, post-apocalyptic, with a splash of scifi. It started out strong, but kinda lost me when it started with in with the scifi stuff. The ending felt a bit rushed & incomplete. There was lots of potential here, but is seemed to go off path. #FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

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Bookbinger
The Girl in Red | Christina Henry
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I started this book while I was pregnant December of 2019. Then because of how sick my pregnancy made me I put it down until I was almost due and COVID was in full swing. The similarities between the disease in the book and COVID freaked my pregnant ass out so much I had to put it back down until now (almost a full year later) and even then I could only read a chapter at a time lol. Just like all her other books I loved it but it was super freaky!

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JaqyLantern
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I started this in 2020, where aome similarities were a bit eerie to current events. I really like how Red is written. She is definitely paranoid and a bit of a dooms day prepper, but she is also the survivir, the realist.
My only qualm is that icwish the book were longer. There are some aspects that i feel could have been built up more for a bigger impact. But this is a good quick dystopian-pandemic read.

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DinoMom
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Just started this one. The first chapter is setting the scene of a world taken over by a pandemic that is airborne ..... hmm wonder if I want to read this one right now 🤔. @ShelleyBooksie

SW-T I enjoyed this one. 1y
Bookbinger I legit had to put it down last year because I was already 5 months pregnant when the pandemic hit and I was having panic attacks reading it! I‘m just now picking it back up! 1y
DinoMom @Bookbinger yes it would not be a great book to read while already having pandemic anxiety 😟 1y
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DinoMom
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Thank you! Thank you ! Thank you! @ShelleyBooksie I LOVE it all! Everything is so me! You know me well and spoiled me! I can‘t wait to dig into those 📚 books!!! All the other stuff is perfect! The notebook , the bookmarks , the nail art !!! YASSSS! You are the best! ❤️U! #happilyeverafterswap.

Thanks for organizing @Chrissyreadit

ShelleyBooksie Tee hee. I am glad that you like everything. I couldn't pass up.thr ramen related bookmarks - they were too funny! 1y
Chrissyreadit Love It!! 1y
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DinoMom
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Before I post what was inside , here is the beautiful presentation of my #happilyeverafterswap from @ShelleyBooksie . My niece was here and helped me open it and loved all the sparkle.

@Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍gorgeous! 1y
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maich
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stretchkev
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A post-apocalyptic re-telling of the little red ridden hood fairytale. Started out as the perfect pandemic horror story, a world turned upside down, turned weird.

Low key kind of hated the man character. A know it all arrogant person who is self aware of her flaws but still feels the need to rehash them all the time. Either be flawed or not, trying to be both is jarring.

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Nazgul93
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Week 4 points! Thank you @StayCurious and @Clwojick for hosting #scarathlon2020 it was so much fun!!! And I want to thank @4thhouseontheleft for hosting #screamathon and @aperfectmjk for hosting another #littenlisten I had so much fun this month!!! #TeamHarkness

aperfectmjk Awesome job! Can't wait for #WinterGames 2y
Clwojick 👏 Way to go!!! Thanks for playing along this past month! 👏 2y
StayCurious Great job!! 2y
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Gissy
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A dark & gory retelling of Red Ridding Hood. Red will try to survive the pandemic crisis and get to her grandmother. Many things happened in that journey. Story narrated in 2 time lines. I didn't expect this would be a post-apocalyptic novel about a pandemic situation?It kept me on the edge but one of the reason people died was so "unreal" to me and the end was ok. 3.75⭐️ #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft ?

4thhouseontheleft Great review! 🎃👻 I love this pic! (edited) 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
TheSpineView Fabulous! 👍🖤🎃📚 2y
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Gissy
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Another book finished for #Scarathlon #TeamHarkness @StayCurious #ReadYourWay Readathon @TheSpineView 70 points plus 1 point for posting🤗

TheSpineView Go #TeamHarkness 👍📚🧡🎃 2y
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monalyisha
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Deciding what to read next for the #Scarathlon2020 & #TeamHarkness.

To the left: not right now.
To the right: to-go-through.
TOP right (tagged): currently winning!

I love the process of choosing a new book. 💕📚

monalyisha P.S. Before I start reading, is there a Readathon I should I be counting my minutes/hours toward? I feel like I‘m doing my team a disservice by not being caught up on all of that but it‘s just so much to pay attention to. 🙈 2y
daisyheadmaesie Any of these sound delightful! I support the Girl in Red choice. :) 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick At the very least, Screamathon is a month long, read what you like readathon and from the 23-25 was #24b4monday which is also read what you wish. (A little late but you can already tack them on this week.) 2y
monalyisha @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks! I found two to participate in that ended yesterday but Screamathon sounds like it would DEFINITELY help. Appreciated! 2y
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Aussie_SFF
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I was not expecting this to be so close to the current situation. A pandemic has swept the globe and decimated the population and it all starts with a cough... Red is going cross country, dodging the army, would-be kidnappers and general crazies to get to her granma's cabin in the woods. With lots of twists and turns on the way this is either the perfect book for the current world or the worst thing to read. 4.5/5 Stars

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Aussie_SFF
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So I have a tendency not to reading the blurb when picking books from from my library audio books, especially when I'm familar with the author.
Wow I was not ready for this and how close to what is currently happening in the world today. I am so glad I'm not in a hot spot.

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Lizpixie
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Bk1 of my #BuzzWordBookathon is finished. Well. That went to crazy town quick. Though honestly, I should‘ve expected it after reading her first 3 books. Not quite as bat shit crazy as the Alice series but it‘s up there. When a pandemic called “the Cough” starts to take hold, Red tries to get her family to leave their home & hike to her grandmas cabin. But circumstances leave her alone & trying to dodge militia, government soldiers & the infected.

hannah-leeloo I've read this and enjoyed it. I need her read more of her books. I've read list boy but not any others yet 2y
Clwojick Oooh! Sounds good! 🐺 2y
hes7 This sounds great! 2y
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Lizpixie
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“Her belief came from the fact that she could read and think and knew the departments that address pandemics were underfunded and unprepared for the scope of the problem.”

Well. That got real quick. Had no idea this would turn out to be about the world after a pandemic called “the Cough” decimates the worlds population. Little bit too close to home right now! #BuzzWordBookathon #colours #propheticfiction

Clwojick 😓😓 2y
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Lizpixie
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Finally starting my #BuzzWordBookathon tonight, my buzzword is #colours I had such a good reading month but the past week has been awful. I‘ve been getting out to the garden every day which is terrific but the other side to that is I‘m in such agony by sundown, not to mention exhausted, it‘s been difficult to even choose a book let alone read it. Hopefully this #readathon will motivate me. If I can stay awake that is.🥱 Lets do this!🤘

Clwojick Oooh. I love this cover! So pretty! 2y
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Rosewinter
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"Lots of people thought that because she was a woman with a prosthetic leg it would be easy to take advantage of her--that she would be slow or incapable. Lots of people found out they were wrong."

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Rosewinter
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Highly recommend this (scarily timely) read! Red Riding Hood is off to Grandmother's house in this dystopian novel. There's been a Crisis. The 'Cough' is killing hundreds of people. The government is quarantining people in camps. Red must battle coyotes (other people turned bad), wolves (kidnapping militia), snakes (mutated tape worms) to make it safely. Will she make it? She a reader, a planner, a worrier, and an ass kicker! ♥️👓

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booksandsympathy
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"Her belief came from the fact that she could read and think and knew that the departments that address pandemics were underfunded and unprepared for the scope of the problem."

Well this is a little close to home right now.

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booksandsympathy
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Going to start this book next.

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Skyrimir
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Trying to catch up on my book club book, we are having an online meeting Friday. It‘s dystopian, and involves a pandemic that is called the “cough”. It‘s hitting a little too close to home. 😱 #bookswithmycalico

ImperfectCJ Yep, this one comes to mind every time we go on our daily neighborhood walk. 2y
BookwormM And that has just made me want to read it even more what is wrong with me 🤣🤣 2y
4thhouseontheleft 😮😮 2y
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vlwelser
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Am I the last person to realize that this is a #quarantine read? I just started but it is so good so far.

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Mrs_B
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Clever retelling of red riding hood. I was a bit worried when I was a chapter away from the end and it didn‘t feel like the story was going to finish in time. It came together better than expected but still left a few unanswered questions.

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Mrs_B
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Yesterday‘s library/book shop haul. Love the cute bag the book shop used!
Looking forward to digging into these next week. 😍

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Victoriahoperose
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I liked this more than I thought I was going to when I first started it. In the beginning I felt like it was a bit too similar to other stories with ideas like this like the recent move A Quiet Place or the book Station Eleven. But, as it got more into it, the story developed and it was pretty scary and really blended the Red Riding Hood retelling well with the horror story. Definitely a great ending and a creepy story.

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Owlizabeth
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Well shit, I was up until 3:30 finishing this and it has made my morning a bit of a mess - WORTH IT. This was Christina Henry at her finest. A post-apocalyptic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Red has actually paid attention to pop culture and knows what to do when the Crisis comes, but that doesn‘t mean bad things don‘t happen. Smart, fast paced and original, I loved every second. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

CouchCrewChief It was a great read, the ending though... also a bit reminiscent of Stephen King‘s “Dreamcatcher” 3y
BookwormM My poor TBR 🤣🤣 3y
Owlizabeth @BookwormM sorry, not sorry!! 3y
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Owlizabeth
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Confession: when the husband falls asleep on the couch and I‘m reading a good book, I leave him out there so I can stay up in bed without anyone grumbling about lights and getting a good night‘s sleep. And this is a goood book. Sorry, darling.

Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 3y
JillR I may have been known to do this too... 😳😂 3y
Reggie Lololol 3y
BookNAround 😂😂😂 3y
BookwormM Yep sleeping husbands are the best 🤣🤣 3y
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JessClark78
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Day 2 #24B4Monday #Readathon

I managed to fit in about two and a half hours of reading time yesterday. Almost finished The Girl in Red.

Andrew65 Going well 😊 3y
jb72 Fantastic! 3y
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JessClark78
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Day 1 of #24B4Monday #Readathon

Only got a couple hours of reading done yesterday. I made it a little past the halfway point in my current read.

jb72 That‘s a great start! 3y
Andrew65 Great cover, great start. 👏👏👏 3y
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JessClark78
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I‘m finally able to relax and get started on reading. I‘m currently working on The Girl in Red.

#24B4Monday #Readathon

Readergrrl I really enjoyed this novel! 3y
Andrew65 That‘s great, good luck. 😊👍 3y
maich I have it on my tbr. Is this YA or adult fantasy? I didn't sure. 3y
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hannah-leeloo @maich it's more YA I believe but Christina Henry's books are quite dark, I've read this one and lost boy and loved them. 3y
maich @hannah-leeloo I bought 3 her books last year on sale. Will read them this year. 3y
hannah-leeloo @maich I do hope you enjoy, so far lost boy is my favourite. 3y
maich @hannah-leeloo Thank you😘 3y
hannah-leeloo @maich your welcome hun 😘 3y
JessClark78 @maich The writing seems more like general fiction to me. It doesn‘t sound much like YA. It‘s pretty good so far. It kind of reminds me of The Stand a little, with the MC trying to survive after a viral disaster. 3y
maich @JessClark78 Thank you. Will try... 3y
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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"'Cordelia,' Mama said for the third time, and three times for anything makes it a spell, a curse, a whisper of magic that can't be undone."

My husband is killing it with the books he got me for Christmas. This one might have me reading all night.

hannah-leeloo Loved this book. Happy reading 3y
WhatWouldJaneDo @hannah-leeloo I loved it, I tore through it in 24 hours! I'm going to have to check out her other books. 3y
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Owlizabeth
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First #library haul of 2020 and I‘m stooooked.

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Christmas Book Hurl 🥰🥰

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DeannaJ
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I will start with the warning that this book is not for the faint of heart; but anyone who has read any of Christina Henry‘s remixed fairytales would likely start the same way. This is the gritty reality, even with the fairytale twist, and if you are looking for a brightly lit path to Grandma‘s house, then give this book a miss. But if you wonder what happens down those roads less travelled, then this is a book for you.

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AshleyC816
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A great post-apocalyptic journey through the forest to get to grandmothers house! This was creepy and suspenseful- I really enjoyed it. Will definitely check out more by this author!

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WanderingBookaneer
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In conversations with @gibblr I described this as Little Red Hiding Hood meets Bird Box but without the blindfolds. (Though the writing is weaker than Mallerman‘s.)

The beginning feels like third-person stream of consciousness, but if you can get past that, it‘s not bad. My initial reaction was to hate the ending, but I quickly realized I‘m okay with it. I understand why some people will not like the ending. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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emmaturi
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I wasn't sure whether to put so-so or pick, but as you see chose so-so. A modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It was ok but the ending left me a bit flat! I do want to read her other retellings though. Plus this cover is lovely! #bookcovers

WanderingBookaneer I agree about the ending. I just told a friend that I need time for the ending to sink in. 3y
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ImperfectCJ
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Well, this was different than I expected.

Some bits were gratuitous, like a clunky couple of paragraphs about Red's attractions, and some were a little off, like some of the ways the youngest characters acted, and some were just kind of bizarre, like some spoilery things I won't mention.

Overall it was a quick, fun read that I'm certain to forget almost immediately.

ImperfectCJ And I should also mention that the ending was profoundly disappointing but not in a way that's likely to stick with me. 3y
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emmaturi
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#GratefulReads - books I am looking forward to read this month!
@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 I just read The Silent Patient...loved it! Enjoy! 3y
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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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Staring this one today. I thought now was the perfect time of year to give it ago, also now is when my library hold finally decided to come through. I am always a sucker for fairy tale retellings so here is hoping this doesn't disappoint.

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Tanzy13
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From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic "Little Red Riding Hood"...about a woman who isn't as defenseless as she seems.

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