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Out of The Easy
Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
A haunting peek at the life of a teenage girl in 1950s New Orleans.--Entertainment WeeklyIts 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novelBetween Shades of Gray,Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Eggs
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It can‘t be easy being the daughter of a brothel prostitute in the 1950s….

#ScandalousMom #MayMoms @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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JenReadsAlot
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Finished my first night in New Orleans!
Great book!

EvieBee What an awesome cover! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover!! 2w
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suvata
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Litsy Fun and Games
Hmmm … What will end up being my favorite book for 2022?
Thanks to @chasjjlee for designing the template.
This is getting harder and harder each month. #SoManyGoodBooks

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• TBR since March 31, 2018
I can‘t believe I waited four years to read it. It‘s so good. 5-Stars

It‘s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter changes everything.

EvieBee Great review and an incentive for me to read it! 1mo
suvata @EvieBee It‘s a really a great book 1mo
megnews I loved this too. Currently reading her Salt to the Sea and loving it as well. 1mo
suvata @megnews She has become one of my favorite authors. I think I‘ve read all of her books but her newest. 1mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Hey littens! I'm taking myself to New Orleans next month! Any suggestions on books, places to eat or visit?

VioletMoonBooks Arcadian Books & Prints 2mo
sarahbellum I‘ll be in New Orleans for a conference during the first week in May! 2mo
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JenReadsAlot @sarahbellum that's when I'm going! 2mo
ozma.of.oz The French Quarter! If I had had the time, I would have spent days there. ❤️ 2mo
JenReadsAlot @ozma.of.oz Great, thanks! 2mo
sarahbellum @JenReadsAlot How fun! I‘m going to be crazy busy making sure this conference I‘m helping to organize goes smoothly, otherwise I‘d suggest trying to arrange a Litsy meet up! 1mo
JenReadsAlot @sarahbellum send me a message on here if you want to try a quick meetup! I have some plans buy otherwise roaming around. 1mo
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mobodie
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Such a good book. I've never read a book that was set in that time period and place which is one of the great things about Ruta Sepetys's books. The way that she twists the plot is beautiful and keeps you in your toes. I love all of the characters and side conflicts in this story.

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#107
My last book of 2021, and what a great book to end the year with!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

freeatlast1137 Such a good book! 5mo
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My Christmas break has begun!
Time to read, eat cookies, and watch holiday movies…

LiteraryinLawrence Welcome to your break! Wishing you lots of relaxation and reading time. 💗 5mo
MicheleinPhilly Enjoy! 5mo
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freeatlast1137
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Josie strives to overcome her adversities and get away from New Orleans with the help of all her unexpected friends.

Another phenomenal book by Ruta Sepetys, I can‘t wait for her new one to come out!

#wintergames #mistletoemaniacs

Texreader I look forward to reading this one 5mo
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Anyone else get this way?

I am listening to the last portion of the story, and it is making me so anxious because the main character is having horrible foresight. I know that nothing good can come from the flawed perspective she has. Movies where characters keep lying and digging themselves further into a hole also make me anxious like this, so just wondering if anyone else feels the same? Gah.

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JacqMac
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Rita Sepetys never disappoints. Her characters are always great and her history is always on point. This was a great escape. Just what I needed.

Bookworm54 Hey :) I sent you a message on slack (litsy around the world). Could you reply on there with your address so I can send your book home? 😋 10mo
JacqMac @Bookworm54 Sorry. Things have been crazy. I don‘t have slack on my phone. Can I send it in an email? My email is jpmacmaster@hotmail.com 10mo
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Another HF winner from Ruta Sepetys!! 17 yo Josie Moraine is caught between the dream of an elite college and the clandestine underworld of the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 1950s. Rich characters and clever plot!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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charl08
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Had a bit of a week.
This sweet story about a young woman trying to escape her past and go to college was just the thing.

TrishB Hope next week is better ❤️ 11mo
JennyM Hope the weekend brings some time to relax and recharge x 11mo
charl08 @TrishB thanks Trish - my friend can't leave twice, so there is that! @JennyM garden and books is the plan @ezrascartletbookgasm 🙏 11mo
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SarahBradley
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Sepetys is a master storyteller. This book was in a word, rich. Rich in setting, characters, folklore, with a dash of suspense. New Orleans historical fiction (1950). I relished this story about a young woman‘s plight to find a better life. @Eggs @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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KristiAhlers
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I quite enjoy this author and her stories. She always combines historic details, with rich storylines and characters you are sad to say farewell to. This is a story of strength and compassion and grit. New Orleans comes alive in this one.

LaraReads Agreed on all of this! I loved this one & most Ruta Sepetys others as well! 💕 14mo
KristiAhlers @LaraReads thank you! Her stories are appealing to all age groups I think that‘s a true talent! 14mo
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luvlee68
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staci.reads Welcome to Litsy! Thanks for the follow! It's a great community of book lovers. Here's a link to some tips as you get going https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ 1y
staci.reads The more people you follow, the more interactive the site can be. Enjoy! #litsywelcomewagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🌹🥳 I Love Sepetys 1y
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AmyK1
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New Orleans, 1950. Josie has grown up the daughter of a well known prostitute. She doesn‘t want to be anything like her mother though and longs to leave New Orleans and go to college. But that‘s not always as easy as it seems. I loved this story about finding the family you choose and the decisions that shape our destiny.

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heidisreads
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This #audiobook is keeping me company as I cook, bake, wash dishes and do laundry today!

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megnews
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I just love this book. I love the cast of characters, setting, everything about it.

#YAApril book 13

Bookish_B Loved this book! 2y
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megnews
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I‘m super duper loving this book.

#YAApril

erzascarletbookgasm Still to read! 2y
SaturnDoo I love this book too!!! Glad you're enjoying it!!! 2y
Crazeedi Great book! 2y
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Addison_Reads
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I read Ruta Sepetys for the first time last year when I randomly selected Fountains of Silence at my local library. Since then I've been reading her other books, and this makes only my third, but she's definitely one of my favorite YA authors now. 💚

This book is set in 1950s New Orleans, and the setting and the characters are so well done that you feel like you're part of that world.

If you haven't read this author yet, you should. 😁

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Tracey3
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This was not the most uplifting book, but it was a wonderful story. Josie is the daughter of a New Orleans prostitute. Josie is not proud of this and wants nothing more than to be the exact opposite her mother. Her well known mother makes this difficult for Josie. Regardless of Josie‘s actions, she seems to be constantly plagued by the actions of her mother.

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Beccacraft
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This book is about a young teenager in the 1950s trying to make something of life, but is burdened by the choices of her prostitute mother, caring for an ailing elderly friend, a run-in with the local mob, and new love interests. I found the book to be fun and easy and quick to read; however, Josie experiences so many extreme situations that it begins to feel non-plausible at times.

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Tracey3
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Ollie‘s book haul. Three happy ladies for $44!!!!
To read or not to read...not even a question.
#goodstuffcheap

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Librariana
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"The day had a peace about it, like Christmas, when the world stops and gives permission to pause. All over the city, Orleanians were at rest, asleep in their makeup, beads in their beds." -- Ruta Sepetys (pg. 201)

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Librariana
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"The men who stayed the whole night had a lot of money, but also a lack of something else, like they had a hole in their soul too big to be patched." -- Ruta Sepetys

First read of the new year.

#lastfirst @BookNAround

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your bookmark 🔖 2y
Librariana @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - Thank you! ? I'm quite partial to it as well ?? It was made by the lovely and talented Mary of "Marked by Mary" fame. I found her on Instagram and she has a little Etsy shop where she sells these. They're all woodburned by her very skilled hands and I'm a big fan of her work ??? 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Librariana beautiful!! And I love this book 💜 2y
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Jari-chan
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Another great read this month and I'm so glad I read this. I felt with Josie all along and was really hoping that she can fulfill her dreams. New Orleans in the 50ies is a magical place and Sepetys put a lot of work into making it feel real.

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Filled with loveable, quirky characters, this book is a great read for a week off. The main character, Jo, manages to be both tough and warm; you can't help but cheer for her as she faces tough odds. In the end, it's about the family we make and not just the one we're born into. Thanks for the great read, @Crazeedi!

Mynameisacolour I liked this one too! 2y
BarbaraBB Great photo! Where is this? 2y
Karisa @BarbaraBB New Orleans, the book is set there (mostly in the French Quarter). 😀 2y
BarbaraBB Ah! I recognize it now! 😍 2y
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katlyn447
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This was a fun light read :) I alternated between the print and audible versions and honestly enjoyed both.

This is the story of Josie, daughter of a prostitute, daughter of New Orleans. A story about finding your people, finding yourself, and the choices you make.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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katlyn447
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Alternating between the tagged book on Audible and a print copy of TLHH. Enjoying both choices so far!
#readathon

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) I love New Orleans!! Cafe Du Monde 😋
2) Sunny and hot!! 95 degrees!
3) I went on a blind date with a guy who worked for MS Department of Wildlife and fisheries and all he talked about was fish 🐠
4) 2 beautiful girls ages 25 and 18 💗💗 and two “stray” cats 🐱 I think they like it here! I‘m calling the Bonnie and Clyde 🤷🏼‍♀️
5) @VanChocStrawberry @Tineke @REPollock @mngraham @TorieStorieS @Princess-Kingofkings 💗💗💗

#FriYayIntro

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love the St. Louis Cathedral! It is amazingly beautiful ❤️ ⛪️ The food was amazing too!! (edited) 3y
LeahBergen # 3! 😆😆 3y
AmandaEve I visited New Orleans this past weekend. It was amazing! I already want to go back! 3y
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mom2bugnbee Chicory coffee & beignets. Mmmhmm. 😋 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmandaEve it‘s awesome!!! 3y
Eggs #3 😂😂😂😂 3y
JaclynW I love New Orleans too! I've been twice in the last year. What a unique city! Your tagged book is one of many I'm currently reading. Have you read it? 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW yes!! I loved this book! 💜💜 Are you enjoying it? 3y
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Karisa
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Look what was delivered today! Hip, hip, hooray! Thank you, @Crazeedi for all the fun goodies!

My son is sure the bookmark is for him and gives him permission to stay up past bedtime. 🤣 The book looks very juicy too! Can't wait to read it. I love the journal and pen too. So perfect!

#LitsyGiveaways #50KforCrazeedi

JulietReads Nice! 3y
Crazeedi Glad it got there! Enjoy, thanks for joining my giveaway! Tell you son he still has to listen to his mum!!😉❤ 3y
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Crazeedi
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The tears are still falling down my face, my nose is running, I have to get a Kleenex, but not before I say this book touched my heart. Read it at your own peril if you don't want to cry. I need to add that the ending is good!!
Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for giving me this.
#SummersEndReadathon @Clwojick #24B4Monday

BlameJennyJane Looks like a good one! 3y
Clwojick Hah! I‘m an easy crier to begin with - but I‘m still stacking it 😉 it sounds too good to pass up. 3y
squirrelbrain This sounds wonderful, if sad. Stacking... 3y
Crazeedi @squirrelbrain not sad really, it ends great, just sad and happy tears!! 3y
Crazeedi @Clwojick it ends great! Just sad and happy too!! 3y
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jenniferajanes
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I love this book! The 1950 setting in New Orleans was perfect. It‘s about growing up, finding your family, and freeing yourself from abusive and toxic relationships. I will be thinking about Josie and her friends for a long time to come.

This was my first Ruta Supetys book. I‘m looking forward to reading more by this author.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!!! 💜💜 3y
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I‘m starting the tagged book on the recommendation of @cjbooklover . She said it‘s really good and a fast read. I‘ll give it a try because she‘s reading my other book from the library, so I can‘t start it yet. *insert eyeroll* 😜

hermyknee Oh I just loved this book! 3y
jenniferajanes @hermyknee I‘m happy to hear that! I‘m diving in! 😊 3y
Crazeedi I was given this book by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! I can't wait to read it!! 3y
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jenniferajanes @Crazeedi Enjoy! It‘s off to a great start! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 3y
jenniferajanes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉 I‘m enjoying it so far! 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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This coming of age story grabbed me right away. I really enjoyed the story and the 1950‘s New Orleans setting.

Crazeedi I just got this book from a litten! Cant wait to read 3y
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Eating lunch outside with a book

Catsandbooks Cute flamingo cup! 💖 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one 💜 3y
Bookwormjillk @Catsandbooks it‘s my daughter‘s but she lets me use it when she‘s not home 3y
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Bookwormjillk @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too! Stayed up past my bedtime to finish last night 3y
Catsandbooks @Bookwormjillk that's nice of her 😊 3y
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cjbooklover
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I loved this book! It had a little bit of everything; romance, mystery, and character development. I really enjoyed watching Josie grow and see the decisions that shape her. There were some really sad parts, but the ending was perfect! I loved what she changed her last name to! (Pay attention to some of the characters last names😉)

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Crazeedi
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Look what my angel sent me! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Misty you read my mind! I was just searching for this book on my overdrive yesterday and they didn't have it! How did you know?! Thank you so very much, you just made my day.❤🧚‍♀️💗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!!! I‘m so happy you didn‘t already have it 💗😘💗😘 3y
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4.5 ☆ Out of the Easy is one of those books you read that makes you feel like you experienced something amazing. It has all the seediness and raw grit of the French Quarter underbelly that I haven‘t read before now. That alone made this unputdownable for me. 🎺🦹🏼‍♀️🦐

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“I leapt eagerly into books. The characters‘ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own.”

One of my favorite books set in #NewOrleans

#LetsTravelJuly

OriginalCyn620 It is s good one! 😊📚❤️ 3y
Chelsea.Poole Loved this one! We read it for book club several years ago; I never would have picked it up otherwise. 3y
ladym30 Love your lamp❤️🦉! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Chelsea.Poole loved it 💜 3y
Crazeedi Definitely want to read!!!❤ 3y
catebutler I‘ve heard this one is great! Added to the list! 3y
Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have it on my list now! 3y
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Eggs
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A haunting peek at the life of 17 yo Josie in New Orleans in the 1950s...

This is on my TBR- Sepetys has not disappointed me yet...

#neworleans #letstraveljuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

erzascarletbookgasm On my tbr too! 3y
Lovesbooks87 All her books are amazing! Can't wait until her new book comes out! 3y
OriginalCyn620 This was really good! 3y
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Hollie This one was my least favorite of hers. It was just OK for me. Maybe I just loved her other two so much I had my expectations too high. 3y
Eggs @Hollie thanks for the honest critique 3y
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TheReadingNurse
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Barnes and Noble should stop sending me coupons because I have no self control
#BarnesandNoble #BookAddict

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Mdargusch
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After checking my GR TBR I came across this book that I added 4 years ago! And I have yet to read it!

I‘m not sure why since I love New Orleans and Ruta Sepetys so I am moving this one up nearer the top of my list

#easy #maymoviemagic

Bookish_B I read this last year when I was getting ready to go to New Orleans on vacation. I loved it! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 3y
Reviewsbylola This was a pick for me! That being said, I don‘t remember much about it. 🤪 3y
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