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China Rich Girlfriend
China Rich Girlfriend: A Novel | Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan, bestselling author ofCrazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather. On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fianc willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. A romp through Asia's most exclusive clubs, auction houses, and estates,China Rich Girlfriendbrings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters, and offering an inside glimpse at what it's like to be gloriously, crazily, China-rich.From the Hardcover edition.
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Wildly_Bookish
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So I've been reading the 2nd Crazy Rich Asians book, and much like the first one, I don't recognize many things. I've never been to Singapore or Paris or Hong Kong, and I've never owned an Hermés handbag, but I FINALLY found a reference I know! Stowe, Vermont is a place I've actually stayed in! It is also only a short drive from where I attended college.

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Wildly_Bookish
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On to my next read. I enjoyed the first of this series a few months back and I'm excited to find out how things play out (and eventually see the movie).

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Judybskt
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Pickpick

I liked this. Crazy story but fun to read.

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bookandcat
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#7days7covers #covercrush

7 days, 7 covers, no explanations.

Day 4: foiled paperback of China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

@BlameJennyJane would you like to play?

BlameJennyJane Absolutely!! 7 cool cover in 7 days? (edited) 2mo
bookandcat @BlameJennyJane yep 7 covers you love! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @bookandcat I can manage that! Thanks for the tag! 🤗 (edited) 2mo
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Judybskt
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Coffee and a fun book.

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MissYaremcio
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I seriously hope that the original movie has a continuation with the second and third novel in this series! I loved the different perspectives with the different characters that Kwan incorporated into the novel - his use of tone distinctly sets each apart. Kwan expertly captures the trials and tribulations leading up to the marriage between Nicholas and Rachel, in a heart wrenching and on-the-edge-of-your-seat manner.

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Ivonnini

It makes you look like a community college in summer.... no class

marleed Great line! 2mo
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Sharpeipup
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My Friday Night.
#audiobook

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MicrobeMom
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Mehso-so

I was excited for this one because I loved Crazy Rich Asians, but I was disappointed with it. Although I still loved the description of the Uber rich in Asia, I was unhappy with the change in the character of Rachel. She seemed like she was so taken with the rich life style of her family and their friends. I know this book isn‘t really about Rachel, but I feel it was a stretch to keep the story going.

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MicrobeMom
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Doing a little #audiocooking today. Making a lot of www.skinnyishdishrecipes First up Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers. #mealprep

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BookofWords
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Pickpick

I‘m having fun reading these during the summer. The perfect beach read. Light, fun and snarky.

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MicrobeMom
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Started this one on my audio walk. #bfc #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk

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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

Asia‘s “biggest weapons of mass consumption” are book and boy does🎵poppa got a brand new bag!🎵
Here‘s the latest!
Nick/Rachel: ♥️
Michael Teo: Self-Righteous 🤐
Astrid & new beau: 🐻
Carlton: 🏎
Colette: Twat Extraordinaire
Baos: Dad 🤗, Mom 🤢
Eleanor Young: Better, much better!
And, of course...

Peik Lin - Where you at, girl! You can‘t just 🏃‍♀️off like you gots ✈️ to be! I need so much more from this character cause she‘s my favorite!

BooknerdsLife I‘m wondering if I could skip this one and go straight to the 3rd book instead 🤔 4mo
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cdreincarnate
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Pickpick

Still not very well written, but always fun to hang out with these characters and the things they do with their obscene amounts of wealth. I like that Kwan points out that none of these people are satisfied because, no matter how much money you have, there‘s always someone who has more.

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natalieebloom
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Pickpick

This series is my not-so-guilty pleasure. Once I started, I couldn‘t stop (even at the 490+ page count). Kwan‘s books are definitely dramatic and over the top, but they are extremely well written. I‘m hoping to get my hands on the third one before summer‘s over! Now I‘m going to go daydream about what it would be like to have a net worth of $21 billion.

Chelleo I loved this series 🥰 4mo
natalieebloom @Chelleo I didn‘t love this one as much as the first one, but I‘ve heard that the third one is the best! 4mo
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cdreincarnate
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Ah, Sundays 🥃📖🌤

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LibLib
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Pickpick

Overall a good book. The critics reviews called this "hilarious" but I wouldn't go that far. It was a fun read but nothing knee slapping. If anything kind of depressing reading about obscene wealth that I know exists in this world. There are for sure people THAT rich and out of touch with the world. If you can get past that part, it's a fun book. I especially LOVED learning all the cultural tidbits that he includes. #richpeopleproblems #julyread

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ELH

“I know the average outfit in your wardrobe costs more than a semester of tuition at Princeton, but it makes you look like a community college during summertime: NO CLASS.”

marleed What a funny quote! 4mo
ELH @marleed the characters are so over the top, but I can‘t get enough... 4mo
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LibLib
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So I've always wanted to try this and not sure if anyone else has done it... But I want to read the book(s) that my current read mentions. For example, this book has a list of books that Kitty Pong must read to be accepted into high Hong Kong society. I feel like this challenge would lead to some diverse genres! Anyone try this before? Anyone want to try it with me? #challenge #Readthebooksbooks

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LibLib
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😅

keepingupwiththepenguins HA! Love it! 4mo
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Caroline2
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Bailedbailed

Normally, if I make it to the halfway mark I persevere. But I‘m at p257 and I am sooooo boredddd. I just can‘t read any more of this. 😑
( @TrishB are you impressed with my book & bookmark matching tho?? AND it‘s a leather one! I learnt from the best! 😌)

TrishB I‘m very impressed 😁 not read the book!! 4mo
Caroline2 @TrishB meh, I wouldn‘t recommend it. It‘s not fun as the first book. Feels like it was written by a Kardashian‘s ghost writer!! 😳 I‘ll wait for the film. 👍🏻 (edited) 4mo
Velvetfur I'd just like to say I love how you've matched your nail colour to the red accents on the cover of the book 😁💅 4mo
Caroline2 @Velvetfur Oh yeahhhh, just spotted that! It was totally intentional of course!! 😌 (edited) 4mo
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Caterina
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Bumped in to a cute little trapdoor spider while I was warming up for my morning run! ❤️ Ran for 20 min, 1.6 miles - no walk breaks. 👍 Also finished China Rich Girlfriend! I'm excited to read Rich People Problems when it comes in from the library - this series is so fun!

Also got in my new YMCA class of the week - an aerobics class led by a friend from church, Zoua. Very fun! 👍 #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC #BFCr2 #BookNerdHerd @wanderinglynn

4thhouseontheleft Way to go!! 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4mo
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LibLib
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My husband was so kind today offering to go to all these book stores, but I told him I can't go in because I have books to finish first. The sweet man then said, why don't you go in & just look, you don't have to buy anything.🤦🏼‍♀️ That's not how book stores & me work. The conversation did make me get my butt in gear to finish my reading list. Next up: read about rich people problems. I wish it was a book I could relate too.... #tbr #currentread

marleed Haha - me too! 4mo
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Caterina
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44 minute 3.3 mile run/walk ✔️
25 minute weight machines ✔️
30 minute stretch class ✔️
Now time to rest on my laurels and read for a bit. 😊
#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC #BFCr2 #BookNerdHerd @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 5mo
BarbaraJean So great!! You‘re killing it today! 5mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 5mo
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britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
mhillis Great job!! 🏃‍♀️ 5mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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Caterina
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Morning run/walk before heading to Bible study! In an effort to control the absurd number of books I'm reading at once, I'm forcing myself to finish listening to China Rich Girlfriend before starting in on Good Omens. 4 hours to go! 👍😂 #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC #BFCr2 #BookNerdHerd @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 5mo
BarbaraJean I loved Good Omens!! I guess it‘s worth the wait? 😁 5mo
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Caterina
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Made it out for a pre-dawn 44 minute run/walk today! I had an early doctor's appointment an hour away, so I had to squeeze my workout in early! I listened to China Rich Girlfriend while working out and for the drive to and from the doctor, so lots of audiobook time today. 👍 #audiorun #audiowalk #audiodrive #BookFitnessChallenge #BFCr2 #BFC #BookNerdHerd @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 5mo
Megabooks WTG!! 👍🏻 5mo
kindergartenkat Good for you! Beautiful pic too! 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 5mo
akckitty Love audiobooks. Way to go! 5mo
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Caterina
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Did weights this morning! I listened to China Rich Girlfriend while working out, and also while driving to and from the YMCA, so I got about 1.5 hours of listening in total. I'm enjoying the Kitty plotline the most so far, and I'm excited that we get to head to mainland China! Also got some reading on my Kindle in this morning at the dentist. #BookFitnessChallenge #BFCr2 #BookNerdHerd

#BFC team, how's it going so far? 😊💕

rsteve388 So far so good! Just read 5 chapters on my Audio book. The Island Of Sea Women. Its Great! 5mo
Caterina @rsteve388 Awesome!! Glad you're enjoying it! 😊🙌 5mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 5mo
TheSpineView Great job! 5mo
mhillis You‘re off to a great start!! Go team ⭐️ 5mo
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Caterina
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I loved my run/walk this morning before church! The GPS is wrong though, so I estimated 3.3 for my paper tracker. #BookFitnessChallenge #BFCr2

Hey #BFC team! We get to have another teammate, @Crazeedi (yay! Welcome!) It sounds like Book Nerd Herd is a favorite for team name? Thanks for the idea @jb72 ! We could hashtag all our posts #BookNerdHerd if y'all like this name! Do you want to use FB messenger, Slack, WhatsApp, or other for a group chat?

rsteve388 Awesome! 5mo
jb72 Sounds great! I have FB messenger but let me know what apps the best. 5mo
Caterina Okay @rsteve388 @kindergartenkat @Erin7 @BarbaraJean @mhillis @Crazeedi since @jb72 and I have FB messenger already, would y'all be able to use that for having a group chat for our team? If any of y'all don't have a FB we can use a different app! 5mo
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rsteve388 FB messenger works for me 5mo
Crazeedi FB messenger works for me!! 5mo
Crazeedi And great job today!! Woohoo!!👍🎉 5mo
mhillis Book Nerd Herd 😂 I‘m good with FB or Slack! 5mo
wanderinglynn Great start! 🙌🏻 5mo
BarbaraJean Yay #BookNerdHerd!! 😂 I‘m good with FB messenger if that works for others as well! 5mo
Erin7 FB messenger works for me too.
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Erin7 3.3mi is a way to start the week off 🙌🏻 5mo
Caterina @kindergartenkat Does FB messenger work for you? 5mo
kindergartenkat Sure does! On FB I'm pixie bischoff 5mo
Caterina Yay! Okay Book Nerd Herd, FB messenger officially works for all of us! My name is Katie Laurence on FB and my profile picture is me in a black and red dress holding handbells. I'll try to find some of y'all, but you can also work on finding me! @kindergartenkat @jb72 @Crazeedi @Erin7 @BarbaraJean @mhillis @rsteve388 5mo
BarbaraJean Found you! Yay! 😊 5mo
Erin7 My name‘s Erin Townsend and my profile pic is of me in the woods with a ball cap, glasses and a two toned red striped sweatshirt. 5mo
mhillis @Caterina I‘ve sent you a request! 5mo
Crazeedi Just found you, sent a request! And a message 5mo
jb72 I‘m jennbunny banks on FB. 5mo
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Caterina
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I'm fighting a bit of a cold right now, but I pushed myself HARD today. 42 minute run/walk in the 96% humidity, 25 minutes of weights + I upped my reps to 20 today, and 30 minute stretch class. The whole time I only made it through on sheer stubbornness and the promise of going straight back to sleep after showering. That was one good 2 hour morning nap. 😂😴 I started China Rich Girlfriend on my run! #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

jillannjohn Great job! 5mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 5mo
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arlenefinnigan
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marleed I read and loved this series but don‘t own the books but want them just for the covers! 5mo
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Cinfhen
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#WanderingJune Love Bowie 🦹🏼‍♀️not so sure if I‘d love this sequel... I think I‘m gonna wait for the film🍿#ChinaGirl

LeahBergen Did you read the first one? I enjoyed it in a “1980s Jackie Collins novel goes to Singapore” sort of way. 😆😆 5mo
marleed Oh perfect! 5mo
Cinfhen I really did like book one @LeahBergen but I‘m not sure book two is necessary or book three for that matter 😂😂 5mo
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Cinfhen Thanks @marleed 😘 5mo
LeahBergen Well... true. 😆😆😆 5mo
TrishB I‘ve already convinced myself I wouldn‘t like this 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
BarbaraBB I am still doubting to start 5mo
Cinfhen Watch the movie with your daughter ~ it‘s really fun @BarbaraBB @TrishB it‘s #braincandy 🍬🍭🍬🍭 (edited) 5mo
Aswenson This was my least favorite of the trilogy 5mo
Reviewsbylola The first book was good but not great. I doubt I‘ll read this. I also have a shitty follow thru when it comes to series. 5mo
GatheringBooks i have all 3 books but have not read any of them yet 5mo
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Ms_T
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Mehso-so

This audiobook is the aural version of a trashy soap opera. The emphasis of the story is (as the title suggests) money. Lots and lots of money. And designer clothes. And fast cars. And ostentatious jewellery. And oneupmanship. The storyline lacks depth and I did become bored part way through although my interest returned towards the end. An okay listen but forgettable afterwards. ⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen Is this book two or three??? 5mo
Ms_T @Cinfhen This is book two. I‘ll be giving book three a miss! 😂 5mo
Cinfhen I‘m kind of satisfied with the way book one ended... maybe I‘ll leave it that way 😜 5mo
minkyb I enjoyed book 2 so I read the third. That, in my opinion, was the weakest - unnecessary. So if you were just ho-hum about the second, definitely do not continue! 5mo
Ms_T @minkyb I guess I‘ll definitely swerve book three then! 5mo
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TheReadingNurse
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I finally put up two bookcases in our new house! I can't wait to bring the rest of my collection from my parent's house 📔📚📖🥰

Erofan Beautiful ❤ 5mo
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ontheBL
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Panpan

The fast paced and drama filled plot covers up the poorly developed characters. It's a fun summer read, but completely lacking in depth.

https://onthebl.org/2019/05/21/china-rich-girlfriend/

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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book just as much as the first one bit kept my interest and had some suspense and mystery. The cultural aspects were so intriguing and I‘m really hoping that they adapt a movie for this one, too!

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Ravenclawsbookshelf
Pickpick

The second one was better than the first in my opinion.

Characters 5/5 both the new and the old characters were delightful.

Plot 5/5 this plot was so dramatic at the end of the story I was screaming.

Pace 5/5 this steady pace works so well for this series.

Writing 5/5 I love the writing it is one of the things that keeps me reading this Trilogy.

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MeganLindell
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: A lackluster follow up to Crazy Rich Asians but book candy nonetheless. Four stars for being a fun page-turner, not for literary greatness.

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ontheBL

““Bernard has no money. He only gets about ten million a year to live on,” Carol confirmed.”

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WriterAtHeart
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn't get into it. "Crazy Rich Asians" was a bit slow at times, but this was just not doing it for me. Too much focus on the riches and not enough storyline.

AutumnRLS It gets better, although I agree this one was slow. The third one might be my favorite. 6mo
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AshHisson
Pickpick

Another fun and quick read. 4/5

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taraWritesSci
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Pickpick

Second in the series, this book was just as ridiculously zany and charming as the first. It's the same breathless absurdity, but carefully balanced with down-to-earth normal people, Rachel and Nick. I have so much fun with Kwan's humor and the level of detail about the grossly wealthy class.

The footnotes are hysterical!

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hannahx
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I've read two heavy books in a row and had a super rough month at work. Kevin Kwan is totally the cure I need. 🙌

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Ashley85
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I may have went a little overboard at the library today... 🤗📚❤️

Reviewsbylola It happens to the best of us. 😆 PLW is a different, good read. 7mo
Ashley85 @Reviewsbylola haha right?! That‘s good to hear, I‘m looking forward to it. 7mo
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Christinak
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Let the weekend begin... #tgif

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Joanne1
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Pickpick

This was fun and a little ridiculous. I loved the storyline about Kitty and also Astrid. It was nice to continue on with Nick and Rachel but also get more of the secondary characters from the first novel. Also the footnotes really add to it. Worked well on audio.

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Joanne1
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I enjoyed the first book but I‘ve read some terrible sequels. We‘ll see what this one is like.