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The Push
The Push | Ashley Audrain
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What if your experience of motherhood was nothing like what you hoped for - but everything you always feared? 'The women in this family, we're different . . .' The arrival of baby Violet was meant to be the happiest day of my life. It was meant to be a fresh start. But as soon as I held her in my arms I knew something wasn't right. I have always known that the women in my family aren't meant to be mothers. My husband Fox says I'm imagining it. He tells me I'm nothing like my own mother, and that Violet is the sweetest child. But she's different with me. Something feels very wrong. Is it her? Or is it me? Is she the monster? Or am I? The Push is a heart-pounding exploration of motherhood, obsession and the terrible price of unconditional love.
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Evita
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4 out of 5

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iamcourtneyb
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Hurry up & close school so I can get my summer reading started! #6thgradersinterruptingmyreadingtime

marleed Oh you have some great reading ahead! 4w
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emilycoc
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This is as good of a next choice as any! I think I bought this on Amazon a while back. Not sure what drew me to it, so we will find out! #tbr #whatirread #bookthreeof2022

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MMFinck
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Insanely disturbing. So good!

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LikelyLibrarian
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There‘s so much going on here. The pressure society puts on women to procreate, to be naturally nurturing. The gender dynamics of parenting. The way children change a marriage. The way our children can change us. Tragedy and fear.

I listened to the audio version voiced by Marin Ireland. Book and narrator are amazing, and I kept finding new chores to do, so I could keep listening. Finished in two days. Wow. Just wow.

CarolynM Great review. It surprises me how many reviews I have seen that pin the blame on the mother. I thought Dad had a lot to answer for. 2mo
LikelyLibrarian @CarolynM I agree. He refused to believe a child of his might have a problem. 2mo
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crazyspine
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I cried a lot. Difficult to read as a mother, but at the same time I couldn't stop. I read it in a weekend.

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AbstractMonica
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One of the best books I‘ve ever read. In this novel, generational trauma meets motherhood. There‘s a lyrical yet sinister feeling throughout the entire story. I found myself having to process every chapter because the topics were so heavy and devastating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AbstractMonica
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I‘ve had this one on my TBR pile for a while. Perfect time to start it up 👍🏽

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Smartypants
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It took me a while to get through this one; I‘ve been in a bit of a reading slump. I pushed through and finished this today. Highly recommend for a good psychological read.

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Cathyloves2read
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This book started out good, and ended even better. I found it very suspenseful, and couldn‘t wait to see how it ended. I did the audio version, and absolutely love the narrator-Marin Ireland. I feel that the author intended for none of the characters to be very likable. The female characters were very intense. It seems that I‘m let down by so many books at the end. Not take one! This is one that I recommend.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed this one too and the ending 😳 3mo
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LadyCait84
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My book club discussion of this tense thriller focused on the ambiguities of what transpired throughout the novel as well as the certainties of the damage caused by societal pressures and intergenerational trauma. Definitely not an easy read (one of the moms in our club had to tap out; anyone with child or motherhood related triggers should approach with caution) but one that leaves you with plenty to contemplate.

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Curvybookgirl
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This book is an incredible debut novel. I couldn‘t put it down. It cleverly draws you in with short chapters and strong characters. Incredibly well written. A must read

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Kboltz
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Wow!!! Did not know the premise of the book and I am glad I didn‘t. Just wow…what a read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Waited for it in paperback and it was worth the wait.

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It was a slow start, but picked up quickly.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agreed! I threw it in the floor when I finished 🤣🤣 3mo
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LostInSpace
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I found this really uncomfortable reading but I couldn‘t put it down.

What a messed up story.

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Tamra
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I always feel like I need a shower after reading novels like this one, a la Gone Girl. It was compulsive, but predictable. It would have been more impactful had it been edited down to a novella or short story.

Cathythoughts Interesting.. I‘ll give it a miss I think 👍🏻 4mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I think it affirms the very real attachment issues that can occur, but it felt thrillerist/sensationalized. (Is thrillerist a word I just made up? Ha! 😜) 4mo
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HeathHof
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Look what I found in my mailbox! 💌
Thank you, Misty & Leigh. This was a very sweet surprise 💗
#litsylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Professional_Book_Dragon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Hmm. This was disturbing and I didn‘t love the second person narration. But I also read it in the span of 48 hours, so that‘s a good sign that I was engaged. Overall I‘d say it‘s missable but a fast read.

mcctrish It was a compelling read, but the characters 😳😖 4mo
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Wow! This was a tough one. It was riveting, well written and thought provoking but I nearly stopped listening several times. Difficult subject matter with warnings for abuse, child death, suicide, mental illness. #audio #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
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BooksNBowls
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Idk… this one left me wanting more. The ending had me like… “That‘s it?!?” It was all very anticlimactic for me.. it was written well, despite the narrators almost cringey TMI descriptions of things, but I was left so unsatisfied. I just felt like nothing happened really..

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I liked it, but agree that the ending was like what the crap?! 😳 5mo
BooksNBowls @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had a million ideas about the end of the book, but that definitely wasn‘t it lol 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooksNBowls no, it wasn‘t!! Have you read Behind Her Eyes? I threw the book at the end! 🤣👀 5mo
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lele1432
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Oh how I missed Litsy! I am beyond sad and even ashamed that I disappeared for so long from my favorite app. I hope I can reconnect with you all. The 1st physical book I finished in 2022 was exactly what I needed. Mother-daughter relationships can be complicated and motherhood is hard, especially if you don‘t have a good example. This book hit on abuse, dysfunction, marital woes, grief, obsession, and stalking with a side of evil child creepiness.

MatchlessMarie Welcome back! I love a well timed book. 📖 💛 5mo
lele1432 @MatchlessMarie thank you!! It was really great timing and helped get me out of a reading slump. 😊 5mo
vivastory Welcome back! I've heard great things about this one. I keep meaning to check it out. 5mo
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lele1432 Thanks so much @vivastory! I think you might like this one too! 5mo
rockpools Welcome back! Good to see you😊 5mo
Twainy Welcome back!! I enjoyed this story! 5mo
Librarybelle Welcome back!! 5mo
AmyG Welcome back. I loved this book, too. 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence Good to see you! 5mo
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KCBee32
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Am I the only one who hated this book? Even as a Mother… I hated almost everything about it. The way the narrator described her body or breastfeeding even was never relatable, just awkward and cringey. Reading the narrator walk into so many ‘why are you doing this?!‘ situations was also brutal. I finished it… but I didn‘t want to. Maybe I just didn‘t get it.

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Lvpthemvp
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Up next #Nowreading New Month. New Book.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Yes! I just threw this book in the floor and my coworkers looked at me like I‘m crazy 😜 The ending! WTH?! I had so many emotions reading this! I‘m not sure if I like it or hate it! Of course, what I thought to be true was… but the dang ending!! Ughhhhh

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LiseWorks I've never really felt frustrated with book endings but movies on the other hand! Lol 5mo
OutAndAbout Such a good ending! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OutAndAbout have you read Behind Her Eyes? Also a great ending!! 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LiseWorks I‘m still frustrated!!! 🤣🤣 5mo
OutAndAbout @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t read that one. I‘ll check it out. Thanks! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I still think Litsy needs a “WTF“ option for when you're reviewing books that aren't really picks, but you couldn't stop reading them 😂 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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If you have read Baby Teeth this one is very similar. I want to shake the dad! Why do some mothers have an unhealthy relationship with one child, but a healthy, loving relationship with the other? From the moment Violet was born something was off. When Sam was born you see a natural, loving relationship form between mother and child. Just some thoughts I‘m mulling over while reading this…
Or is it possible the child has issues from the start?

Kappadeemom I got Baby Teeth vibes too!! 5mo
IuliaC I felt like shaking the father too, and that all the unhealed transgenerational trauma from grandmother and mother was passed onto her first born baby 5mo
AmyG I kept thinking of nature vs nurture. I believe this child was just born bad. 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG so do I… my mother and grandmother were not very “motherly.” I didn‘t turn out too bad 🤷‍♀️ I keep thinking about our generations of mothers while reading this… 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kappadeemom the ending!!! Omg!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG the freaking ending!! Omg I just threw the book in the floor! 5mo
AmyG Ha! I loved the ending. 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“A mother‘s heart breaks a million ways in her lifetime.” how true this is! 💔

1) the tagged 💜
2) we actually had some snow this morning! It‘s melting now as it‘s 34 degrees F
3) we are bundled up and heading to the movies to see House of Gucci 🖤

#WeekendReads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The movie wasn‘t good at all, but I still love Lady Gaga! 5mo
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IselaKay
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This is definitely a page turner!

It makes you wonder about how much influence parents have over how their kids will turn out. What kind of people they‘ll be and if love and support are enough.

Some parts felt unrealistic like how no one notices Violet‘s strange behavior.

Overall, it was entertaining, quick-paced, and emotional, but not overly sentimental. I enjoyed it.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#FridayNightBookClub

What are you reading on this chilly January night?!?!

Play 👍🏻 tag 🏷 share!

LiteraryinLawrence I am between books! So I get to decide what to start next. 😁 Contenders are The Kitchen Front, The Man Who Died Twice, or 6mo
tokorowilliamwallace @LiteraryinLawrence I vote for either A List of Cages (to orient one's year and beginning-of-the-year inspiration) or The Man Who Died Twice. 6mo
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tokorowilliamwallace @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm not sure what I'm in the mood for yet. With all this talk about British literature and themes, I was wanting to read T.C. Boyle earlier in the day, but I could grind closer to the end of Maugham's Cakes and Ale, too. But last night I also picked Winchester's The Professor and the Madman again to continue or had the urge to start another Greg Iles when I just started one the other day! (I realized I had got 2 thrifting) 6mo
robinb Currently reading this one. So far, so good. 👍😊 Thanks for the tag. 😘 6mo
TheRiehlDeal I‘m currently listening to A Gentleman in Moscow. Its alright so far. 6mo
JenlovesJT47 I‘m reading the 4th Lady Sherlock book 6mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tokorowilliamwallace which Greg Iles books have you read?I Love him! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @robinb awesome 👏🏻 ❤️ 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheRiehlDeal that one was a slow burn for me… I enjoyed it, but I wouldn‘t reread it 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JenlovesJT47 awesome!! I bet Jace I‘d growing up !! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheSpineView you‘re welcome lovely ❤️ 6mo
tokorowilliamwallace @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Not read past tense, but the one I had just started and have posted quotes from on here this week, Blood Memory. I realized I also picked up a paperback of The Devil's Punchbowl recently thrifting, as well. I have never read from the author, since this isn't usually a genre I read in, but have wanted to find authors to test the genre out---and I get tempted by their length/thickness. *shrugs* Any similar authors in theme? (edited) 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tokorowilliamwallace these are two of my favorites by him! 5mo
tokorowilliamwallace @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I mentioned on my updates on Goodreads that I like the odontologist's neurotic and anxious internal narration style, as well as the details about some of her coping struggles, which humanizes her and gives her some quirks. I also mentioned she seems something like a modern day female version of a Sherlock Holmes, since she mentions that her sp gives her access in consultation, but her relationship gives her more, illegally 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Your house glows at night like everything inside is on fire.

#FirstLineFridays

Leftcoastzen Nice line! 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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It‘s always nice to get a love note 📝 ❤️ he makes me feel special ❤️

This book though…

#Bookspin

AmyG ❤️ 6mo
slategreyskies Awwww!! So sweet! 💕 6mo
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 6mo
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Booksarelifeaddict 🥰🥰🥰 6mo
Suet624 That's so sweet. 6mo
Tera66 So sweet🥰 6mo
Megabooks 🥰🥰 6mo
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Reminded a little bit of Baby Teeth. Enjoyed the audio book a quick read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!! I want to shake the dad! (In both books!) (edited) 5mo
Roxanareads Exactly! 5mo
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Twainy
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🎧 Tough one. I have mixed feelings about this audiobook, not because of the story but the audio format can be slightly confusing. There‘s something that would have helped immensely & should have been in the summary … know this before you jump in:

Etta - grandma
Cecilia - mother
Blythe - daughter (MC, storyteller)
Violet - Blythe‘s daughter

That should help you keep track of the multiple storylines.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👇🏻

Twainy Multigenerational psychological thriller. Sometimes moms just don‘t feel a connection to their kids. Sometimes kids are evil monsters. Or are they? This is a story of just such a family. Dysfunctional, mental health issues, broken damaged people & multiple tragedies.

For a long time I thought Baby Teeth but it‘s definitely more complicated.

That last scene 👍🏼
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just finished this and threw the book in the floor! The ending!! 😱😱 5mo
Twainy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I still wonder if I missed something … the audiobook was confusing. That ending 🧐😝 5mo
lele1432 I just recently finished this one and your review is spot on! I really enjoyed it. Although at times it was confusing even reading the physical book, so I can see how the audio would be confusing as well. I never read Baby Teeth. Maybe I should! 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Starting this one today for my #Bookspin 💜🖤

Pretty profound 👶🏻 🥚 🩸 ❤️

Cpg My daughter and I had a conversation about this very thing recently. I had never contemplated this before. 💖😍💙 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cpg me either… ❤️❤️ 6mo
SRWCF Whoa! Fascinating. 6mo
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DrexEdit 😳💜 That is Amazing! 6mo
BookLineNSinker It was astounding! I leave it at that. 🤫 6mo
Suet624 Jeez Louise. Gave me chills. 6mo
ncsufoxes There is recent research that is starting to show that things like trauma can change our telomeres (parts of our DNA) over time and actually be passed from mom to child (or generation to generation). 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I love this!!! How amazing! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ncsufoxes wow!! I would like to learn more about this! 6mo
BookLineNSinker This book had me questioning what a mother could or should do in this situation.. is there something she could or should have done differently.. this book is just wow! 6mo
BookLineNSinker It's beautifully written though 6mo
ncsufoxes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s the new emerging area of research in psychology/child development/genetics. I came across a paper discussing the impact of trauma on genes while doing my research on ACEs. I‘d have to see if I could find the paper (I don‘t think I printed it since it wasn‘t part of my focus). At UC Davis their child development program has a focus on biological sciences to study child development. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BudgetingBookwormBabe I‘m not that far into it, but I‘m already questioning many things.. I don‘t have the best relationship with my mother and she didn‘t with her mother. My relationships with my girls are good, but different. This book definitely has me thinking 🤔 @ncsufoxes 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ncsufoxes fascinating 🧐 6mo
Cpg @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Also thinking this can be the closeness with maternal grandmothers....familiarity❣️ Kinda heart warming! From observation, seems there‘s a closeness with maternal grandmothers compared to paternal grandmothers. (Closeness might not be the best word here but I‘m drawing a blank). 💖 6mo
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CarolynM
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I'm fascinated that so many reviews characterize this book as a thriller. For me it was much more a story that challenged the idealisation of motherhood and explored the challenges faced by women who don't experience it as they are expected to. I found Blythe completely relatable and I wanted to scream at her husband for his lack of support. Thanks @AmyG I liked this a lot. #NewYearWhoDis2022 @monalyisha

AmyG Agreed. It was as if nobody supported or believed her. I, too, found her very relatable. (edited) 6mo
CarolynM @AmyG I'm also interested in how many reviewers think that Blythe didn't love Violet and that led to Violet's behaviour. I don't think that's right at all. It also ignores the father's role and the dynamics between all of them. 6mo
Cathythoughts Nice review 👍 I have this on kindle, must get to it soon 🤞 6mo
AmyG I truly believed Violet was “a bad seed”....or one in the making, made worse by her family situation. 6mo
BookLineNSinker I definitely questioned Blythe's errors in her parenting.. but then comes into question nature vs. nurture, right? 6mo
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Do you ever listen to an audiobook and suddenly recognize the narrator from a previous listen? I'm listening to The Push right now, and I had to look up the narrator to see if it was the same as Anxious People because I keep hearing her say "House Tricks?" in my head.

AmyG Hahahaha….Yes. 6mo
IamIamIam 😂😂 Absolutely! The narrator I didn't like for Cabin in the Woods also narrated 6mo
fredthemoose I totally did that with this same narrator. I kept superimposing images of Beartown into Leave the World Behind because her voice was so tied to the earlier book for me. 6mo
marleed Oh my gosh I do that all the time. One that comes to mind is one of my favorite narrators Bahni Turpin. She reads lively opinionated characters so I have to pace books she reads so I don‘t infuse a new character with the life from a previous one! 6mo
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Monday, after a holiday, first of the year in the pharmacy is T-O-U-G-H! Relaxing just a little with a #bathandabook before I crash pretty early tonight. This is one harrowing listen so far!

ETA: Finished and really liked this one! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4451095850

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I could not put this book down! I kept wanting to reach inside the pages and shake all of the people who didn‘t believe Blythe, who ignored all of the signs. And she gets blamed, loses everything, holy shit I need to lie down.
This one shook me 🥺🤯😥

Tamra Oh yikes, the description! 6mo
CBee @Tamra the description doesn‘t do it justice. This book was INTENSE. 6mo
AmyG This was a good one. 6mo
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CBee @AmyG it was. Unsettling. Just the way I like em 😂😂😂 6mo
CarolynM Just about to start this one. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m starting this one today 💜🖤 6mo
CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks wooo girl, get ready 😂 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m shook too! I just threw it in the floor!! The ending!! 😱😱 5mo
CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I KNOW 😳😳😳 5mo
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So, I‘m thinking my last book will be The Push as I started it today, it‘ll probably be the first of next year as well, along with Part 2 of A Promised Land for #obamabuddyread. Thanks Kristen @BookNAround ♥️😊 #lastfirst

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Santa brought a new iPad! 🎅🏻♥️

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Loved this book! Great page turner until the very last sentence.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agreed!! 😱 5mo
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I want to know your thoughts on this book! I was a little late in getting to the party on this one but I have to know what other readers thought about this book. What could Blythe have done differently and would it have changed anything? As a mom, it's difficult to imagine anything unsavory about our children but you also have innate sense of who this person you created is at their core. And in this society, with no proof who will believe you?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just finished it and threw it in the floor! I think Violet was just evil from the start. Could Blythe have done some things differently? Yes, but I think the outcome would have been the same… 5mo
BookLineNSinker @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it was not a lite read to say the least! 5mo
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Wow.. I'm feeling so many emotions after listening to the audiobook. The complexity of this situation really got me. Violet is scary but as a mom are you allowed to say that about your child? So many questions remain about what to do when you know something is wrong.... No one believes her, she lost everything. But what of this weight to bear lies on Blythe's shoulders, could things have been different if she has been a different mom... Wow

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Dark, engrossing story. Just how I like them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This was a story that broke my heart so many times. It was unexpectedly depressing with how real and raw this felt. It‘s not a happy story, which I mean I wasn‘t exactly expecting, but it never had any moments of levity. I loved this story and appreciated it for what it was but I don‘t think I could ever bring myself to read it again. The only thing keeping it from a 5 was the abrupt ending even though it was an expected end.

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I totally agree!! 5mo
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magyklyXdelish
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Be careful what you wish for. I wanted a book I couldn‘t put down because of my slump and that‘s what I‘ve got. However the more I read the more bummed out I get. Any books that deal with toxic mother/daughter relationships or perceived mental illnesses in those relationships, always hits me harder than anything else. There‘s another aspect I wasn‘t prepared for as well. As my husband and I talk about having kids, I always find myself having ⬇️⬇️

magyklyXdelish …a lot of the same fears and worries as Blythe. I‘m terrified of anything having to do with PPD or anything that even looks like it, so this is playing on those fears of mine and I‘ve found myself teary eyed a lot reading this. 7mo
magyklyXdelish I think I need to pick a happy book after this one 😩🙈 7mo
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magyklyXdelish
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I‘ve only read 2 books this month. Man this year has just been awful for reading. I ended last year with 117 read and made my goal for this year 150. Only done 80 so far this year. Feeling kinda bummed about it. However I only need 2 more books to get the socks from #BOTM so I‘m gonna start this one tonight. Hope it‘s good enough to hook me right away since I‘m in a never ending slump.

The elusive Mr Frank is my reading buddy tonight 🤗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You have done awesome! I wish I had read that many!! 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
magyklyXdelish @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks friend! I know I just need to change my perspective 🙂 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @magyklyXdelish I‘ve got to do better!!! 7mo
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OutAndAbout
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Such an unsettling build up and a disturbing end, in the best way possible. Excellent writing. I liked that the pace was so quick. I couldn‘t settle into the story. Much as Blythe could never settle into her motherhood role.

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Although themes like generational trauma, weak men who trigger family disintegration, parental strain in raising children have been approached by many authors before, this thriller is still enthralling and disturbing. I found the ending to be both expected and unexpected!
A realistic drama which has probably been experienced by many...