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Leave Me
Leave Me | Gayle Forman
Displaying her trademark sensitivity, insight and humour, #1 New York Timesbestselling writer Gayle Formans stunning debut adult novel shows us that sometimes you have to leave home in order to find it again. For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving right past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for every woman who has ever dreamt of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother whos so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesnt even realize that shes had a heart attack.Afterward, surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkableshe packs a bag and leaves. But, as is so often the case, once we get where were going we see our lives from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is finally able to own up to the secrets she has been keeping from herself and those she loves.With big-hearted charactershusbands, wives, friends and loverswho stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing the fears were all running from. #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journalbestselling author Gayle Forman is a dazzling observer of human nature. She has written an irresistible novel that confronts the ambivalence of modern motherhood head-on and asks, what happens when a grown woman runs away from home?
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HotCocoaReads
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Definitely not Forman‘s strongest book, but I am glad I stuck with it—the beginning gives us a fairly unlikeable character Maribeth, who almost dies and then does some out of character things that makes me honestly despise her for a while. However, about 2/3 in, it all starts to come together and by the end, I was rooting for her and even cried a bit.

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Rupi
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Book #27

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TracyReadsBooks
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Mehso-so

This is Forman‘s first book for adults & while I enjoyed it, I couldn‘t help but feel it really scratched the surface rather than diving deep into the characters, their lives & motivations. Maribeth has a heart attack & finds the recovery to be difficult—so much so, she leaves her family & goes off to find herself. She makes new friends, unravels an old secret & gradually finds a way to reconnect with her husband & children. Good, not great read.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This was a quick audio listen for me. If you‘ve ever had a medical crisis, you‘ll find yourself relating to this heroine‘s improbable choice. Forman has finesse and the narrator was terrific.

Full review at www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2018

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Niks_Nook
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Spending my day with this 📚🤓

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aloslibrary
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My modest #24in48 readathon pile @24in48 😊✌️📚

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Melissa_J
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Book one completed ✅ I wasn‘t sure I was going to end up liking this one. I was unsympathetic to the main character for much of the first half of the book, but things turned around. Great cast of secondary characters, and a thought-provoking storyline. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Now for a short pause for breakfast 🥞 prepared for me by my daughter and her friend 😊

#24in48

BookMaven407 Good review. I had the same thoughts. 🙂 2y
Mollyanna Those pancakes look really yummy. 2y
Eggs I felt same way about this book 2y
LeahBergen What a cute breakfast! 😄 2y
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Melissa_J
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And I‘m off! Starting with Leave Me by Gayle Forman. I‘m already halfway through so I expect to be done shortly. Today‘s tea is Kenyan Tinderet, sweetened with honey 🍯 #booksandtea

Good luck to all taking part in the #24in48

RebelReader Oh those book shelves are calling me! You have some good ones there! 😜 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Good for you for getting an early start! I‘m just getting going... Looking forward to seeing your posts this weekend. 👍🏽 2y
BookMaven407 I enjoyed this book. 2y
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Eggs
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Mehso-so

A story about leaving, returning, and adoption. Good book, just doesn't wow me

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HeatherBlue
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I really like this book so far, but holy cats is her life stressing me out just to read about! Love Gayle Forman‘s writing, though 💙

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Eggs
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Started this one earlier today

Melissa_J I‘ve got this one on the go at the moment too. 2y
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Lizabella28
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Saturday night - in bed and starting to read this. Let‘s see how this goes. 🛏 📖 📚 😊

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Autumn
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NARCOS or Forman...?

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Clwojick
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#LibraryWishlist

Have any of my fellow Littens read this book? Would you recommend? Please let me know. ☺️

LiteraryinLititz I read it a while ago and rated it so-so. I remember thinking the premise was intriguing but that the actual way it played out fell short for me. 2y
BooksAndChopsticks I also started this (was a freebie too) and gave up 😬 2y
Clwojick @BooksAndChopsticks @LiteraryinLititz thanks! Maybe it'll be a pass for me than. Atleast until after I run out of "Raved About Books" on my TBR 2y
Schlinkles I finished it, but it was a slog for me. I didn‘t care for the characters at all. 2y
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Leave Me was okay, but several parts seemed less than likely. I didn‘t really buy the cardiologist fraternizing with his patient, nor did I completely believe in a mother leaving her children, then missing them enough to write to them, but not mailing the letters. All in all? Maybe. But it‘s a stretch.

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giveitupforlentmom
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This ended up being a pretty solid book.

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Jennie748
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Gayle Forman never disappoints!

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Kaylamburson
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I thoroughly enjoyed this one! After Maribeth has a heart attack, and her husband and kids can't let her relax for more than a few days, she runs away from home so she has the chance to get better. It's a journey of finding herself and what's important in life. There isn't much to dissect in this novel, but it's an easy, entertaining read.

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Kaylamburson
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After two years, my boyfriend and I are at a comfortable enough place that I can read and he can watch tv and play phone games, and no one gets mad. It's fantastic! Hahaha

celtichik Such a good place to be! 2y
JacqMac Yay! I've been married for 20 years and I'm still waiting for my hubby to be ok with me reading while he drives. Lol 2y
Kaylamburson Hahaha, @JacqMac. I have a feeling I can't get away with it every time, but steps in the right direction! @celtichik 2y
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abbsinwonderland My boyfriend and i are the same way! I even got him starting to read star wars lol. I love Gayle Forman! 2y
Kaylamburson I love it! I bought my bf the new Star Wars book because I thought he would get into it, but no luck lol. He did read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, so I guess one book in a year isn't bad for him, hahaha. I had only read I WAS HERE before this one, but I loved them both! 2y
Kaylamburson Whoops forgot to tag you, @abbsinwonderland 😊 2y
abbsinwonderland @Kaylamburson i have almost all of her books! And my boyfriend is up to ten books (all star wars) hes only read four of them, but id say thats pretty good for him too lol 2y
Kaylamburson Do you have a favorite Forman book? Which should I read next? And that's really good! He promised me if I watched an anime season with him, he would read any book of my choosing for us to discuss together! We will see if that actually happens lol. @abbsinwonderland 2y
abbsinwonderland @Kaylamburson have you read the If I Stay series? Tons better than the movie. Also her Just One Day series! Sisters In Sanity was another good one imo. It had mixed reviews. And ooooh what anime?! my boyfriend got me into anime and we have watched TONS lol they arent too bad i enjoy comics also so that helps 2y
Kaylamburson I have If I Stay but haven't read it after watching that terrible movie lol. I'll have to give it a chance! It's encouraging to hear that you enjoy some anime. His favorite is Death Note & the concept is fascinating to me, but we tried to watch one & I fell asleep lol. Granted, at night I always fall asleep when we're watching something, haha. He said he would pick out a "good" one for us, so no idea which. Suggestions? @abbsinwonderland (edited) 2y
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Kaylamburson
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Mug cake and a new book! Lazy desserts = American #Happy4thofJuly #mugcake #reademandeat

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LisaJo
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Good book, good discussion. And, great oatmeal craisin cookies.

Soubhiville Mmmmm! 2y
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SheilaChew
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I left my current book in the car yesterday, so last night I started this book instead of walking outside to get my other book. 😳🤓

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yep... I've done that. It's the main reason I usual have a hardcover and an ebook going at the same time. 2y
monkeygirlsmama Absolutely LOVED this book. I have read everything by Foreman, and this adult novel did NOT disappoint. 2y
melrailey I LOVED this book too. Unfortunately it hit very close to home. I'll never forget getting my copy signed last year and having Foreman have a talk with me about taking care of myself (thanks to my best friend spilling the beans about my life). 2y
SheilaChew Excellent book! I loved it too! 2y
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LisaJo
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July choice for Library Book Group. I ended up liking this book but, halfway through, I was not a fan of the main character. She has made some choices that I found questionable. However, as the book progressed I realized, as the character did, that there were pieces missing from the puzzle. As the author reveal those pieces, I began to soften up my feelings toward the main character. And when all was said and done, I understood her choices.

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LisaJo
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"I don't want all the credit. I just don't want all the blame."

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LisaJo
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Two words that go together: Bookstore, Liberty.

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Cinfhen Kismet ⚡️✨⚡️✨ 2y
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LisaJo
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YES, yes they are. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. #okaysobigclooneyfan

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LisaJo
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No, it would not surprise me at all.

Bookzombie I'm not surprised either. 2y
Smangela Nope!! Not surprised lol 2y
FountainBookstore I hope this doesn't happen to me, but that doesn't mean I haven't thought about it. They make you three meals a day in prison too...minimum security please. 2y
MyNamesParadise Not if you're in the US- that is expensive!!! 2y
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This book was SO good. I seriously could not put it down... I would recommend this to anyone that likes a contemporary story, and anyone that is a Gayle Forman fan! 5/5 stars ✨ #Gayleforman #leaveme #novel #bookish

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We should all remember this....

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MidnightBookGirl
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My view this morning as I get ready to tour Workman/Algonquin later (eeeeeek!). Can't wait to visit an actual publishing house and I'm so lucky to get the home of one of my favorite authors, Gayle Forman!
#BookExpo #BEA17 #NYC

rohit-sawant Wow! 3y
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Sharpeipup
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Devouring this one. #goodread #hooked

Tanzy13 📚😊 3y
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JacintaMCarter
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I haven't read this one yet, but since it's about a woman running away from her family, I can only assume that it eventually gets around to her #ComingHome. #LyricalApril

Cinfhen Sounds like a great read and a perfect choice for today's prompt 😁 3y
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Conleyheather
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Signed copy! #signedcopy

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I love Gayle Forman's YA books and I loved this. The last 10 pages or so made me both laugh out loud and get teary-eyed. I've wondered if I would have liked the protagonist less if I had kids myself but I don't so I can only view her from that perspective and I liked her just fine. I found this to be a very enjoyable read! I loved the burger too, by the way. Yum!

BookishShelly I have a 4 year old and it was one of my favorite books read last year. 3y
Bookish_B @BookishShelly oh, good! Honestly, I just kept thinking (particularly at the beginning) I wonder if women who have children think she's being selfish or whiny? I didn't think she was but what do I know? 3y
AnnieReads I was slow to warm up to this one but ended up really liking it. 3y
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Just finished this beautiful book by Gayle Forman. I did it half audio half paper. It hit so close to home just on the being a woman trying to take care of everyone and everything end. Plenty of food for thought here.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It's on my list to read, and your review affirms why I thought it sounded like a good one to read to start with.😉 3y
LittlePixels This sounds right up my alley! Stacked. Also, I find myself doing more and more paper/ebook *and* audio. That way I never have to put my book down! 😉 3y
melrailey @LittlePixels that's how I am. Especially when it's a really good book. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I definitely recommend it. 3y
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monkeygirlsmama I tore through this one when I reviewed it last year. I love everything I've read by Foreman, but this adult debut was fantastic imo. 3y
Bookchipmunk Finished this one last weekend and I wholeheartedly agree! (edited) 3y
Megabooks I'm excited to read more adult books from her! 3y
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Wow! I almost read this in one sitting. The story was compelling and I loved the exploration of what it means to loose people that you love. And yes, I cried (that's good). Thank you again @suomi for my #WinterSolsticeBookExchange #SecretSantaGoesPostal I'm paying this one forward by passing it along 🤓

suomi I'm glad you liked it! ☺ I did too. 3y
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Audio scrapping album completed. See full blog post here https://reecaspieces.com/2017/03/16/finally-finished-the-senior-album/

minkyb I love to scrap but the most I can manage is tv in the background! 3y
Lmstraubie Sweet 😍 3y
Texreader This is wonderful! I love scrapping as well. 3y
Reecaspieces @minkyb I used to do tv and podcasts but I am really enjoying the audible books. @Lmstraubie @Texreader thank you! 3y
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Plan was to listen to this on my commute, but once I started I ended up listening to it while doing chores, walking, etc. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The narrative was well done, too.

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Read4life
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Picked this one up when it was the #audible daily deal. Starting it today.

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4.5🌟 This is a book that was better on audio than in print! (I've read it both ways.) Such a great story of heartbreak and forgiveness. I hope Forman writes more adult books because I'll definitely read them! I'm sorry if you missed out on this great daily deal.

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Megabooks
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Awesome day in Vegas! Full morning of informative CE, then a trip to Spa Mandalay for a pedicure and leg wax, now a Lush bubble bath with audiobook. 😊😊😊 Yes, it is Yuzu Cocoa! Perfect.

sprainedbrain So jealous, but glad you are enjoying yourself! 3y
kspenmoll Luxurious!!! 3y
MyNamesParadise What do you do for a living? I may have to get into that... that looks AMAZING!! 3y
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Megabooks @sprainedbrain Thanks!! 😊😊 3y
Megabooks @kspenmoll Definitely! 3y
Megabooks @MyNamesParadise I'm a veterinarian. It's not all this! 😉😉 3y
Reviewsbylola That looks so amazing!! 3y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola it was amazing! 3y
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alwz
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Irony = listening to book about overworked working mother while doing dishes

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Megabooks
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Just started listening! Narration fantastic! Really interesting story. It's Gayle's first adult book.

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sprainedbrain
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Love it when the Audible daily deal is a book I have on my need-to-get list AND it has good reviews. 👍

Read4life @sprainedbrain I just grabbed this, too! Another #blameitonlitsy #tbr book. So happy to get the audio at such a steal. 3y
Chasing_Pages I read this recently and liked it. Wish there was a deal when I bought it. 3y
Stephykitten Do you have to be an Audible member to get the daily deal? 3y
sprainedbrain @Stephykitten I have never tried it, but I have heard that you can get the deal even if you're not a member. 3y
wonga @Stephykitten no, you don't need to be a member! 👍 3y
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smh1111
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This is hitting too close to home...