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Vacationers | Emma Straub
"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . "The Vacationers "offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author. "People "(four stars) An irresistible, deftly observed novel from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Modern Lovers" about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family s two-week stay in Mallorca. For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated. This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole."
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Cinfhen
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#MOvember #LaIslaBonita Set on the lush island of Mallorca its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, promise an escape for the Post family, who each have plenty they are hiding. I LOVED this novel full of light humor and rich peoples problems. This could work for #LoL #Booked2020

KarenUK Loved this one too! Can‘t wait for her new one next year.... 💕 3d
Cinfhen Ohhh, thanks @KarenUK for the heads up ♥️ 3d
jillrhudy I should be on an Isla Bonita right now; instead I have to go in to work on a Saturday 😑 3d
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Cinfhen Yeah, working on Saturday is rough!!! 3d
Moray_Reads @jillrhudy I feel your pain, just 40 minutes to go... 3d
jillrhudy @Moray_Reads five...more...hours 3d
jillrhudy @Cinfhen but I have this great Madonna earworm in my head to help me endure 💃🏻 🌴 3d
Reviewsbylola I loved this one too! And the cover you used it awesome! 3d
Cinfhen Glad Madonna is buzzing around your brain 🧠 @jillrhudy do you work in retail?? 3d
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4thhouseontheleft
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Panpan

This book is like getting a root canal. It‘s that bad. I‘m honestly not sure why I didn‘t bail. Nothing really happens, and much of the book consists of the Post family laying around the pool talking, arguing over dinner and their problems, and driving around Mallorca. The one decent character, Carmen, everyone hates for no legit reason. Did I mention nothing really happens? 😬

#summersendreadathon

emilyhaldi OMG I hated this book with the fire of a thousand suns!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @emilyhaldi I love that description. 😂😂 Glad I‘m not the only one! 2mo
Melissa_J So, what you are saying is that I should avoid this one? 😂 2mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch Yikes and I always put this on display with beach/vacation books. Guess I should rethink that! 2mo
Clwojick 😂😂😂 Apparently I marked it as a pick, but I honestly can‘t remember anything about it lol. 2mo
Scochrane26 I read that a few yrs ago & also don‘t remember anything about it. 2mo
baes I bailed early too. Shame because I saw a lot of rave reviews. I just don‘t think it‘s my cup of tea. 2mo
Megabooks Totally agree!! 2mo
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melissajayne
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1) The Vacationers
2) Jane Eyre, the Little House series, the Harry Potter series, All The Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, A Tale of Two Cities, To Kill A Mockingbird, East of Eden
3) About 200
4) The Five by Hallie Rubenhold. 5 ⭐️
5) @Liberty @Andrew65 @Librarybelle @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @JacqMac

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag 😊👍 2mo
Eggs Some of my rereads and yours are the same !! 👏🏻🤗📚 2mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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🎧 Listening to this #audiobook while I tackle the plethora of forms that always come home the first week of school!

#summersendreadathon

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4thhouseontheleft
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These are the two audiobooks I plan to read (or finish) during #SummersEndReadathon. If I‘m lucky, one of my holds will come in and I‘ll squeeze in a 3rd!

Might dip into the #24b4Monday readathon too since the 2nd book fits the 🏖 theme.

Clwojick I have that Sophie Kinsella one, and I‘ve been meaning to read it forever! The Vacationers was good too. ♥️ 3mo
Andrew65 I enjoyed the Sophie Kinsella book, which I also did by audio. @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft Good luck with the readathons. 😊👍 (edited) 3mo
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LaLove
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I loved this book. Super quick beach read but lots to think about!

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Reviewsbylola
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My first #bookhaul. Since its arrival over three years ago, I‘ve read three (Baker Towers, The Vacationers, and The Chaperone). I‘ve read parts of Shelf Discovery. #bookhaulchallenge

Lcsmcat Good job! 3mo
Mdargusch Love this! It‘s so interesting because I know I‘ve only read a fraction of my book hauls. 3mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! I‘d say MOST of my #BookOutletHauls have not been read😜 2mo
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melissajayne
Vacationers | Emma Straub
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A last gasp at your #summerreads in the Northern Hemisphere. It‘s running an extra day to clock in that summer read before the summer ends. The theme is summer - beach reads, books set in summer, summer in the title, etc. #24b4Monday

Andrew65 Thanks for the repost. 👏👏👏🙌👍😊 3mo
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rretzler
Vacationers | Emma Straub
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Haven‘t been posting in the past week or so and the above is why. I‘ve got a ton of reviews to catch up on as I settle back in with laundry, taking younger son to soccer, and taking older son to college visits. #2019 #vacation

mabell Looks like you had a blast! 4mo
rretzler @mabell We absolutely did! We visited the ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Cobá and also the parks of Xel-Ha and XCARET. Highly recommended! 4mo
mabell @rretzler We couldn‘t devote the time to going to Chichen Itza, but we did tour Tulum. It was amazing and gorgeous with the ocean behind it! 4mo
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rretzler @mabell The first time we went, without kids, we did just Tulum and Cobá and the tours were fantastic. This time I decided I didn‘t want to miss Chichen Itza and it was fantastic as well, but I was very disappointed in our tours of Tulum and Cobá. I guess it depends a lot on the tour company and the guide. 4mo
Annl Loved Tulum when I went there. 4mo
rretzler @Annl It was amazing, especially the first time we went! I wish our tour would have been better this time around. The guide had us stand in the shade for 20 minutes while he lectured on a variety of things, not all related to Tulum, and we had less than 10 minutes to actually look at the ruins. It was supposed to have been a tour for 1 hour 45 minutes but we were there about an hour and that included the bus to/from the parking lot. ☹️ 4mo
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Clwojick
Vacationers | Emma Straub
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When your husband surprises you with a little getaway for the very next day, and your cat doesn‘t want to be left behind. 😂

#USAHereWeCome #Totem

Stacy_31 That face!! 😻😻 4mo
BekahB Adorable!! 😸 4mo
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CoverToCoverGirl So sweet! 4mo
ladym30 Beautiful!❤️ 4mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Well, you obviously have to take them! Look at that face! 4mo
DebinHawaii So cute! 🐱❤️ 4mo
Leftcoastzen So cute, my kitties would do that to me too. Not traveling as much these days .😂😻 4mo
JessClark78 🖤🖤 4mo
wanderinglynn Aw! How adorable! ❤️🐱 4mo
RealLifeReading Cutie! 4mo
MySharonaK 😻 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Our cats do the same thing. Enjoy your surprise vacay! Where are you headed? 4mo
Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft just across the boarder to Duluth, Minnesota. It‘s only a 3-4 hour drive, so it‘s nice for a quick getaway. 4mo
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Purrfectpages
Vacationers | Emma Straub
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Cinfhen
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#WanderingJune #LaIslaBonita 🌴🌞🥥🎵Madonna at her finest and an Emma Straub novel I really enjoyed. #RichPeopleProblemsDoneWell If you‘re looking for a smart beach read, I recommend this one. Just because you fly halfway across the world doesn‘t mean you aren‘t lugging all your personal baggage with you😉

julesG Sold! 5mo
BarbaraBB Sounds great and reminds me of 5mo
Cinfhen I thought it was fun and light with some good writing @julesG @BarbaraBB 5mo
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Crazeedi I usually don't go for this kind of book but this one sounds interesting! 5mo
CoffeeAndABook I think this might be my next read! Exactly what I‘m looking for while on vacation myself 🍹🌊🐬 5mo
Cinfhen How much longer are you away for @CoffeeAndABook ??? Try it @Crazeedi !!! I think you might like it!! 5mo
CoffeeAndABook We‘re here in beautiful BC🇨🇦 for another week, then I head out to Colorado while my husband flies straight back home to Germany. My oldest best baddest friend from childhood lives in Denver and I couldn‘t pass up an opportunity to see her 💓 So - I‘ll have plenty of reading time before going back home to what are now TWO new jobs!!! 😬 5mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You‘ve been very busy!!! So fun to spend Girl Time with your bestie!!!! @CoffeeAndABook I haven‘t been to either BC or Denver, I hear they are both beautiful. Enjoy💕💕 5mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you ☺️ this is my first time in Canada and I‘m blown away!! But I agree, there‘s so much world to see 🌎 and so little time! Plus it‘s so expensive!! I‘ve never seen the East Coast of North America other than NYC. But. It‘s good to have lots of dreams eh? 5mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I'm adding to my little book of possibilities 5mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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Pickpick

#4 of #14Books14Weeks...
What else would I pick off my TBR stack to travel with?! 😁 Already finished this book on my flight. Starting another on my layover lol having extra time to read is one of the best parts of traveling 😉 Aside from all of that, I'd definitely recommend this book 😁

marleed I picked this up today from my library book sale for $1! 5mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @marleed yay! Enjoy it 😁 5mo
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Verity
Vacationers | Emma Straub
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I am on holiday (or vacation as the Americans say!) and have been doing a lot of reading. Here comes a posting blitz...

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Jennick2004
Vacationers | Emma Straub
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You know your cat doesn‘t want you to leave for vacation when she commandeers your list and sits on it...🤷‍♀️🤣

Tadams4 She looks serious! 5mo
Jennick2004 @Tadams4 she doesn‘t have many looks 🤣 5mo
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TheSpineView
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🏝 5mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘d love to go there, wherever that is! 💙💙💙 5mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Books that take place on #vacation. #songsofsummer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices 🌞📚💕 5mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
The Vacationers | Emma Straub
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Making friends while on holiday! 💖📚💖

Traci1 5mo
Mitch Perfect companion! 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! Who is that supposed to be? 5mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @JanuarieTimewalker13 There are statues like that all over the town. I think it's the artists family members. This one just happens to be outside the bookstore. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! Neat! 5mo
RaimeyGallant Awesome. 5mo
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Clwojick
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Cats, snacks and paperbacks. ♥️

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Clwojick
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Pickpick

I quite enjoyed this one. I swapped between reading the physical book and listening to the audiobook while getting in my nightly stretching and yoga. The characters were believable, and it was easy to get caught up in all their family drama.

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Clwojick
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The sun is going down, and I‘m reading by candlelight, because these two snugglies won‘t let me get up to turn on the light. #CatsOfLitsy #ListyCats #OscarMeyer #TotesAmaze

cathysaid 😂😂😂 7mo
tammysue 😻😂😂 7mo
Dragon 😻 7mo
Crazeedi The kitties are just delightful!😻😻 7mo
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Clwojick
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Coffee and candles. ♥️

Avanders It‘s amazing how just looking at a picture like this brings such a visceral response 🧘🏽‍♀️💜 7mo
Clwojick @Avanders 🥰🥰🥰 7mo
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Clwojick
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Current mood: Wishing I was on vacation on an island far far away, with my husband, my cats, and and stack or two of books. 😂

Starting this book after having it on my shelf for far too long.

JennyM Hellooo!!! Welcome back, hope all is good in your world. Lovely to see your name pop up 😊 7mo
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Clwojick
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After a 5 month hiatus from Litsy, I‘m back! Life has been far too busy, but i finally have some time to calm down and rejoin social media. Thanks to all of you who sent me well wishes. All is well, and before you ask... yes I have still been taking time to read, though mostly only by sneaking in audiobooks while at work 😂 Anyways, this is my plan for tonight. ⬇️

Wife Glad to see you back!🌹 7mo
CaitZ Welcome back! 7mo
Texreader Missed you!! Welcome back!! 7mo
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Clwojick @Wife @CaitZ @Texreader thanks! Missed you guys! 💫 7mo
JessClark78 Welcome back! 7mo
RainyDayReading Welcome back! 7mo
Dragon 👍😀🐉 7mo
kezzlou85 Welcome back. ❤💜 7mo
CarolynM Nice to see you back👋 7mo
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Leftcoastzen
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📖The Vacationers
✍️Kurt Vonnegut
📽Valley Girl
📺Veep
☕️Vanilla Latte
#manicmonday #letterv

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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Amiable
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Mehso-so

A light and fluffy read about a family who goes on a trip and takes their various secrets and resentments with them. Of course, all comes out in the wash (as my grandmother used to say) during their vacation. It was a quick read that I pretty quickly forgot all about by the next week.

RaimeyGallant Sounds fun! 11mo
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n.reads
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Mehso-so

This book was pretty good. Wished the ending could have been much more elaborate and a much happier ending. Otherwise, the build-up is not bad.

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Andrea4
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Pickpick

Another #audiobook I flew through. Easy read for sure but not fluffy. I loved the characters because they were like people actually are, flawed and sometimes you hate them but overall you forgive them because you understand them (minus Bobby, f*ck him ahaha!)
I enjoyed the various depictions of/views of love, relationships, marriage, and kids.

Clwojick I started this one a few weeks back, but didn‘t finish it in time before it auto-returned. Glad to hear you liked it. I‘ll redownload, or read the physical copy I own lol 1y
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Andrea4
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Started this #audiobook yesterday and was hesitant because of the meh reviews on both Hoopla and Litsy but I have to admit that listening to this book is all I want to do right now!

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Family Vacay = Family Drama. Nothing too outrageous or over the top. A bit pradictable. Beach read for sure! Quick & easy. 🏖👙☀️

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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My favourite souvenier from my recent holiday. This beautiful book cover I found on the island of Zanzibar. 🏝📚

olivia.ferz Pretty. ❤ 1y
Erofan It's amazing!😍 1y
DivineDiana Love! ❤️ 1y
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Simona
Vacationers | Emma Straub
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Pickpick

Easy and quick story about dysfunctional family (with secrets) on vacation. Nothing special, but still a pick, because it‘s a decent beach read ... and I liked food descriptions in it🤤😋

#booked2018 #featuresAholiday

Cinfhen I enjoyed this book too!! It was fun ❤️ 1y
Simona @Cinfhen Yes it was, and just a fun is sometimes enough 😘 1y
4thhouseontheleft Food descriptions are always good! 😋 1y
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Simona @4thhouseontheleft Since I finished this book, I‘m craving for some proper Spanish tapas 🤤 1y
kspenmoll In my TBR 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick!! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Simona @kspenmoll It‘s a fun, quick read. Enjoy 😘 1y
Simona @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks, perfect for vacation days 😘 1y
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Dragon
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Pickpick

Thank goodness this book was lighter than Siracusa. At first I didn‘t like anyone in the book. The Post family seemed so dysfunctional and the mom had a little bit too close a relationship with her male best friend. But somehow over their two week vacation I started to like them and laugh with them. It would probably make a good dramedy movie. For me this book started as a so-so and ended up a pick . 🤷‍♀️

Cinfhen I enjoyed this one too! 1y
Mdargusch I‘m glad you ended up liking this one. That cover is one of my favorites. 1y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen @Mdargusch I‘m glad I didn‘t bail. I just took awhile to warm up to the family. A holiday house on an island sounds fabulous- oh to have rich friends like Gemma. 😀🐉 1y
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Dragon
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Starting another #blameitonLitsy summer read. Another dysfunctional family/ friends vacationing in Europe. Hope it‘s not too much like Siracusa. Dinner and a book.

Mdargusch I don‘t think this one was as dark as Siracusa but they definitely have similarities. 1y
Dragon Thanks @Mdargusch I‘m very glad it‘s not as dark. 👍😀 1y
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Julsmarshall
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May reading stats—not bad! It was a great month because I really liked all of these books, even with as different as they were. Bring on June!

britt_brooke Great month! 1y
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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

Day 1 on vacation, Book 1 finished! Loved this so much, flawed characters, fraught relationships, bouts of both boredom and excitement-sounds like the perfect family vacation! A great read to kick off summer! #MountTBR

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Julsmarshall
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Diving in (get it, heh)! Can‘t wait to get this 4 day weekend started! #MountTBR #vacation

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heidisreads
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Look for all my vacation reads in a week!

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drbethandherkindle
Vacationers | Emma Straub
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Just back from a delightful vacation! 8 books finished, 1 mermaid float, too many tropical 🍹

DivaDiane Glad you had a great vacation! 2y
RebelReader That‘s an awesome floaty! Is that a word? 🤣 2y
Pamwurtzler When are you taking @kitty_reads & me there?? 2y
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Hooked_on_books I love that your float is the same color as the cover of the tagged book! 2y
LeahBergen Lovely! 2y
CouronneDhiver Wow 😍😍 2y
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Nute
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Day 25 - Beach Read: I suppose that I could read this on the beach. It is described as a ‘fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach‘ kind of book. The truth is I‘m not sure that I could read any book on the beach. Reading for me requires quiet and solitude. On the beach I would be too distracted. Maybe this book could pull me in...maybe it‘s absorbing and charming enough to hold all attention. #ReadingResolutions

Ruthiella I read this - I think it would be a good beach read. I didn‘t find it very taxing. I was OK. It takes place on the Italian coast so there is nice scenery. 2y
Nute @Ruthiella The beach read would improve if I could be at the beach on the Italian coast!😄 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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The Posts and their family friends were on vacation in Mallorca.
#scenesfromabook #holidays

Sassy_Steph I really enjoyed this book!! 2y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏 2y
batsy Nice picture! 2y
LauraBeth I was JUST thinking about this book this morning! Thinking that I need to read it! 2y
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Chelseylovestoread
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I liked in this book the journey each of the characters went on. They were all at a crossroads in life which is completely relatable, but they all made choices they thought would be the best for them in the end. I like to think things work themselves out, not necessarily like a fairytale, but more from deciding what‘s most important in life.

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Mehso-so

Long night ahead! Waiting on the seniors to come for their parranda later tonight. Finally finished this one! It was a good read, but I didn't love it.

Beckys_Books I had to look up parranda, and saw some great YouTube videos. 2y
gibblr @Beckys_Books It's a good time! 2y
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1) I've read 2/3 of this book in a day or two even though NOTHING HAS HAPPENED.
2) I'm annoyed at myself for being so interested in spite of #1.
3) I got halfway through and realized I didn't need to pull this from a random bag of books because I ALREADY OWN A COPY.
*sigh*
#bookishproblems

Rachel.Rencher Been there 😂😂 2y
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Hahaha 😂 Slowly and steadily getting better and better!!

EchoLogical 😂 2y
Linear Ewwwww lol 2y
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Entertaining myself while my husband finishes his bball practice with the boys. Randomly picked this one out of a bag in the office at our school the other day. Not sure how I feel yet...

KarenUK Totally my bag this one... think @Cinfhen and @Reviewsbylola are fans too 👍 2y
Reviewsbylola LOVED this!! 2y
gibblr @KarenUK @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola Glad to have found some love for this one!! 2y
Cinfhen Yes!!! I thought this book was hilarious 😆 loved it @KarenUK @Reviewsbylola 2y
theshrinkette Emma Straub is so good! I loved this one. 2y
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BookMaven407
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Vacation can officially begin....scored this nice stack for less than $20. 👍📚

Andrew65 Water for Elephants, I really enjoyed that book. 😊 2y
Cinfhen Excellent 🙌🏻 2y
Reviewsbylola Nice! I loved Water for Elephants. 2y
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CouronneDhiver Woohoo! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto That's awesome!! 2y
TricksyTails Score!! 👏😁👍 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Well done!👍🏽 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!!! 📚📚 2y
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