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Things We Have in Common
Things We Have in Common | Tasha Kavanagh
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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2015* 'Unsettling, deeply moving and very, very readable. I loved it' NATHAN FILER, The Shock of the Fall 'A striking and highly enjoyable debut' SOPHIE HANNAH Yasmin would give anything to have a friend . . . And do anything to keep one. The first time I saw you, you were standing at the far end of the playing field. You were looking down at your brown straggly dog, but then you looked up, your mouth going slack as your eyes clocked her. Alice Taylor. I was no different. I used to catch myself gazing at the back of her head in class, at her silky fair hair swaying between her shoulder blades. If you'd glanced just once across the field you'd have seen me standing in the middle on my own, looking straight at you, and you'd have gone back through the trees to the path quick, tugging your dog after you. You'd have known you'd given yourself away, even if only to me. But you didn't. You only had eyes for Alice.
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Cinfhen
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Thanks @Clwojick for hosting April‘s #ThingsInCommon challenge
I managed to connect 26 books to completer a FULL circle!!! I was able to knock off lots of “older” books from my TBR & some ARCs too!! While I enjoyed the challenge, I‘m ready to go back to less rigid reading choices.

Megabooks Way to stick with it!! 3mo
Nutmegnc Impressive! 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Megabooks @Nutmegnc 💕💕 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Wow! Impressive 😊 3mo
Clwojick Way to go! You crushed it! I agree though, I‘m really to read those holds that came in 🤣 3mo
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Allylu
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After experiencing the incredible mind of Amos Decker who has an infallible memory, I moved on to Genealogy about a discovery of a batch of love letters from the past - memories. #ThingsInCommon This is fun!

Clwojick Great match! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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Allylu
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I‘m trying! Lucky about the last names, right?

Clwojick Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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Clwojick
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Is anyone else shocked that today marks the end of the first 1/4 of 2022?! I can‘t believe how fast the year is going by!

Along with the end of March, comes the start of the #ThingsinCommon #readingchallenge which runs all throughout March! Which book will you be starting off the challenge with? Is it a book you didn‘t finish in March, or are you starting the month fresh?

Can‘t wait to see which books you guys choose, and how you match them! ❤️

LiseWorks This one should be interesting to see where ot takes me 4mo
peanutnine Ooo yes I forgot about this! I tend to read multiple books at once but I'm gonna try this out anyway 4mo
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LitsyEvents
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Just a reminder that the #ThingsInCommon challenge will run for the month of April! Can‘t wait to see how you guys match your books!

Join @Clwojick for more

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Clwojick
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Just a reminder that the #ThingsInCommon challenge will run for the month of April! Can‘t wait to see how you guys match your books! 🔥🔥

tokorowilliamwallace This sounds like a fun way to explore. 5mo
coffees Ooo sounds fun! 5mo
MidnightBookGirl This sounds like a reading adventure! 5mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch Thanks for the reminder! This will be interesting for sure! 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the reminder!! Can‘t wait to see how this month plays out!! Of course I have no clue which book to start the month with🤪 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I was just thinking about this challenge this morning! I can't wait to see where the month takes me! 😂 5mo
AsYouWish I already have my first book of April planned, can‘t wait to see where I go from there!!! Super excited about this challenge!!!!💙💙 5mo
julieclair This will be so much fun! 5mo
TheSpineView I needed this reminder! Thanks! It should be fun! 5mo
LiseWorks @Clworrell I would like to join this, it sounds like fun 5mo
AllDebooks Starting to think about book choices and possible connections. Always up for a challenge 5mo
Bklover Can I join in? 4mo
AbigailJaneBlog Ooh this sounds fun - count me in! 4mo
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Clwojick
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I couldn‘t wait to make a #bulletjournal spread for the #ThingsInCommon reading challenge, even though it doesn‘t start until April! I immediately envisioned a game board style spread, so I went with it. The purple boxes will hold the book covers, and inside the blue boxes, I‘ll write the linking similarity… in this example “blue covers”.

LiteraryinLawrence What a creative challenge, and the board game design is clever! 5mo
peanutnine I absolutely love all your bullet journal pages 😍 How do you make your cute little book cover stickers? 5mo
EvieBee What a great idea for a challenge. Love your layout! 5mo
Clwojick @LiteraryinLawrence @EvieBee @peanutnine Thank you!!! I save all my book cover images from goodreads, and paste them into a Google word doc, resizing them to 1” in height. Then I print them out on sticker paper, or label paper. The label paper is cheaper on Amazon than sticker paper, just look for the labels that are 8.5x11” in size. 💖 5mo
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BethM
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Check out this fun new challenge for April! #thingsincommon hosted by @Clwojick

Clwojick Thank you for sharing! ❤️💖 5mo
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Clwojick
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Posting this SUPER early to get the word out since I know a lot of you are like me, and like to plan their reading ahead of time (even if we never follow our plan😂).

I‘m challenging you to take a deeper look at your TBR in April, and choose each of your books based on the many possible similarities you can find on your physical and digital shelves. 👀🔎🕵🏻‍♂️

Please share to spread the word! Can‘t wait to see how books will be chosen🥸

AllDebooks Ooohhhhh, I LOVE doing this, I'm in. 😃 5mo
Clwojick @AllDebooks woohoo! I especially love finding two totally different books with the exact same title! That was what sparked the idea for the challenge ❤️ 5mo
AllDebooks Now that is a challenge 😁 5mo
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Lizpixie Well you know I‘m definitely in! Now that I have an organised library it‘ll be a lot easier to compare books!🙌 5mo
Cinfhen Sounds fun 🤩 Hope I‘ll remember when April rolls around 😃 5mo
wanderinglynn You always come up with the coolest challenges! 5mo
BethM Fun! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Ooooo I LOVE your ideas!!! 5mo
julieclair This sounds like so much fun! I'm in. Thanks for doing this! 5mo
Julsmarshall Love love love this! And so funny, I was noticing similarities last night between the book I‘m reading and my last one. So I may be in the zone! 5mo
Clwojick @Cinfhen Don‘t worry! I‘ll repost closer to the start of April! ☺️ 5mo
Clwojick @wanderinglynn @TheAromaofBooks Thank you! It‘s always my 3am thoughts that give me the best challenge ideas! 🤣 5mo
AsYouWish This sounds super fun!!!! Will have to look at my TBR. 💙💙💙💙 5mo
Andrew65 Sounds fun, consider me in! 5mo
SassyPants617 LOVE this!! I haven‘t done any challenges on here and I think this is the one I will start with! (edited) 5mo
Clwojick @Andrew65 @SassyPants617 Woohoo! Glad to have you join us! 💖 5mo
Sarahreadstoomuch This sounds like so much fun!! Great idea! 5mo
Cinfhen Such a fun idea but im TOTALLY not gonna plan ahead…i can‘t wait to see how my connections will come together 5mo
Clwojick @Cinfhen I don‘t think I‘ll be planning too far ahead, I‘ll just make a list for #BookSpinBingo, and then I‘ll go from there. 🤣 5mo
FantasyChick Sounds fun for sure! I think I'll pick up a book at random and see where the wind takes me for this one 😊 5mo
RedxoHearts Sounds fun! 5mo
EchoCharlie I love this idea! I noticed quite a fee of my reads in November and December had mushrooms involved in major plot points. 5mo
aperfectmjk I was thinking about how to incorporate this with my bookspinbingo, but my library holds often dictate my reading. Maybe I'll just pick 10 titles for this particular challenge and see how it goes. 5mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Yasmin is a lonely, fat, outcast teen who has never gotten over her father‘s death when she was nine. She tends to form unhealthy attachments to people, obsessions really, and is currently obsessed with beautiful Alice. The book description is for a thriller, and there are components, but this is really a character study of a disturbed young woman. It‘s creepy but drags in places and the ending is unsatisfying. Low pick.

Soubhiville Greta is in one of Sietje‘s favorite sleeping positions back there! 7mo
AmyG Ha...your dog! 7mo
Leftcoastzen 😁🐶 7mo
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville @AmyG @Leftcoastzen I think it‘s so cute when they do this! 😍🐶 7mo
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jenrok
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My reaction to this book was: WTF did I just read?! It's worth the time. The writing style was something I had to get past initially. But that is because it was written from the point of view of a teenager, so the style reflects the voice of the main character. None of the characters are particularly likeable... But that doesn't make it a bad read.

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mandapants
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Couldn't put it down. Quick read cause you just can't stop. Read it in two days. You're kind of cringing but feel like you can't look away the whole time. Right from the beginning.

rather_be_reading love those unexpected quick reads! 4y
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elliemcc11
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This was definitely YA. Yasmin is a teen who's just a little obsessed with Alice. Yasmin lost her father recently, and now she has issues with food and is bullied. Alice is your typical English Rose and popular. Yasmin sees a man watching Alice when they are at school. When Alice goes missing Yasmin sets out to befriend this man & becomes obsessed with him.

I didn't find the ending very satisfactory. Lots of unanswered questions.

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elliemcc11
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Not the best pic but it's late, it's a school night (read work night) and it's bedtime. Just sharing my new gadget and case purchase. #Kindlepaperwhite and the backlight are necessary for the future camping trip!

Things we have in common - bit of an odd story about teen obsession. This reads as a YA which is a genre I don't read a lot, but this is readable. #netgalley #justgettingroundtoreadingit

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wallacereads
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Coffee, sun and a new book. #summersolstice

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Ej_books
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Mehso-so

You never know where you'll find a friend #books #booknerd

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Valink
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Bailedbailed

I'm 100 pages in and just don't care- about the characters or the plot. This sounded good, but I just can't get in to it.

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Valink
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My book club is reading Things We Have in Common this month. I know not a single thing about this book. Hope it's good!

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Kleonard
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Just starting! Hope it is good. #blameMrBook

MrBook I hope I don't let you down 🤞🏻🤞🏻! 5y
Kleonard I enjoyed it! Different than I expected it to be. 5y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post! This is a coming-of-age thriller. Yasmin is a 15-year-old overweight outsider whose father died & mother remarried. She only has 2 comforts, food & Alice. She's obsessed with Alice. And then she notices a guy who keeps watching Alice too, all the time. She figures he wants to abduct Alice, in which case she'll be Alice's hero by providing the lead that finds her. Then Alice really does go missing. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Jennick2004 Yes please!!! 💜 5y
blondie This sounds so good! 5y
PacingTheCage I thought it was just okay. 5y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 5y
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PacingTheCage
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Pug in a blanket, and in a book

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youngreadrshelf
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Yasmin thinks a man is watching Alice and is going to kidnap her. She plans on being the one to rescue Alice. She begins to investigate the man and finds some connections with him. So when Alice does go missing, Yasmin has to make some choices. Definitely YA. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterT @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 5y
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ReadingEnvy
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Review copy: A dark YA novel from the UK with an obsessive loner protagonist that I still empathized with! Nicely done. I had to read to the ending, which I won't spoil but warrants some discussions if you've reached it! #costa

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youngreadrshelf
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Yasmin, a pariah, is obsessed with classmate Alice and with food. She watches Alice – imagining scenarios where they are BFFs or more. With food, she is constantly eating things not on her diet. Now Yasmin thinks a man plans to kidnap Alice. She will be the hero. She begins to investigate the man and connects with him. When Alice goes missing, Yasmin has to make some choices.
Definitely YA. For high school.
This was part of a Goodreads giveaway.

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youngreadrshelf
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So I know something bad is going to happen. (I try now to read blurbs or reviews right before I pick the book off my #TBR shelf. Yes, I picked them because I either like the author or I've heard good things about the book) Anyway, avoiding the bad. 😣

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youngreadrshelf
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Here you go, @Liberty This is my contribution to #Andawaytheygo.

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youngreadrshelf
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Started this one. It was a #Goodreads giveaway. So far it's definitely YA.

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Kelly
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Read a killer review of this and since I had a crap day, my book and I are cuddling in bed early tonight.

mdemanatee Sorry about your day 🙁. But glad you have a good book to curl up with to help. 6y
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NeeSwee
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I've been racing through this book like a hot knife through butter (but have to keep putting it down due to ferrying kids about for early dismissals and delayed openings! 😫). I can't wait to see how this resolves itself. If this is an indicator of YA fiction this year, I'm all in for 2017.

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AngelErin
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🌟I just finished #reading #thingswehaveincommon by #tashakavanagh and I really loved it! I'm so glad I won this in the #goodreads giveaways! Full review to come soon on my blog.🌟

nicki Great pic! 👏 6y
AngelErin @nicki Thank you! 😃❤️ 6y
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yasmien88
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Really enjoyed this one, even though the ending didn't feel quite right...

MrBook Cute! Welcome to @Litsy! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 6y
yasmien88 Thank you @MrBook ! It definitely looks a great place for us booklovers ;-) 6y
MrBook ☺️👌🏻 6y
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