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A Little Hope
A Little Hope: A Novel | Ethan Joella
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A deeply moving, life-affirming novel about residents in a small Connecticut town facing everyday fears and desiresa lost love, a stalled career, a diagnosisthat pulls at the heartstrings and provides hope, for readers of Olive Kitteridge. In the small city of Wharton, Connecticut, lives are beginning to unravel. A husband betrays his wife. A son struggles with addiction. A widow misses her late spouse. At the heart of these interlinking stories is one couple: Freddie and Greg Tyler. Greg has just been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a brutal form of cancer. He intends to handle this the way he has faced everything else: through grit and determination. But can Greg successfully overcome his illness? How will Freddie and their daughter cope if he doesnt? How do the other residents of Wharton learn to live with loss, and find happiness again? An emotionally powerful debut that immerses the reader into a community of friends, family, and neighbors, A Little Hope celebrates the importance of small moments of connection and the ways that love and forgiveness can help us survive even the most difficult of lifes challenges.
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Rissa1
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The more I think about this book the more I love it. The character's felt incredibly real. Kay is a story I want to hear more about. I am sad this book has ended. #JoyousJanuary #52booksin52weeks @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 Sounds good. 2d
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Rissa1
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jspoelker
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A Fri night in Jan

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AmyG
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First was In the Dreamhouse, Last was A Little Hope.

#LastFirst @BookNAround

AmyG And….I read this wrong! My first for 2022 will be 4w
BookNAround I just got A Little Hope at the B & N sale. Hope it was good! 4w
AmyG @BookNAround I enjoyed it! 4w
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AmyG
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@Nannermack Thank you so much for a perfect #jolabokaflod. I wanted this book so much and white chocolate? Win win! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. 🎄🎁🎅🏻

@MaleficentBookDragon

LeahBergen 😍😍 1mo
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KadeLexical
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A lovely set of stories about people living their lives in a small community and a look into their thoughts, experiences and struggles. A bit cheesy at parts, but dealt with real and gritty topics.

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jdiehr
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A sad, short, sweet book about grief and moving on.

Another #botm win 😊

PS - anyone else watching the Hallmark Christmas movies??

wanderinglynn Not yet (because I have to subscribe to the channel and I‘m waiting until 1 Dec). But I love your shirt! ❤️ 2mo
jdiehr @wanderinglynn I work at a Hallmark store and am a sucker for the clothes 😄 2mo
UwannaPublishme Cool shirt! Just watched Christmas Sail. Gotta love Hallmark! 🙌🏻 2mo
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tjwill
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November 21 #botm

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FelinesAndFelonies
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This was a beautiful exploration of how the lives of a small community intersect. It is a beautiful book full of heartbreak, struggle, triumph, & well... A little hope.
The chapters are told from perspectives of different characters & braided together to allow an intimate view into the relationships & bonds that hold the community together. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Megabooks
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What to rate this? It depends on whether your in the mood for some fluffy moralism. The good characters are very good; there aren‘t “bad guys”, but there are hard up characters that aren‘t redeemed. Maybe I‘m a snob, but this reads unsophisticated and a bit immature, like a talented teen wrote it. However, sometimes one needs fluffy, and I did the day I started this. Definitely a book with a little hope. I‘ll go with pick. #botm

TrishB I‘m not sold! But great review. 3mo
jdiehr This was my botm choice. Haven't started it yet. 3mo
Cinfhen Excellent review 3mo
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Megabooks @TrishB thank you! 3mo
Megabooks @jdiehr I hope you enjoy it! I‘m not sorry it was my pick, but I liked (not loved) it. 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! I know it‘s not as positive as yours, but it felt heavy handed to me, yet still a heartwarming book 3mo
marleed I like this review. I get what you mean when book is okay but just needs a bit more sophistication in its telling. 3mo
Megabooks @marleed thanks! That was just the best word for it. It could‘ve used some subtlety. 3mo
Chelsea.Poole I‘ve been wondering about this one. Great review! 3mo
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole thanks!! 3mo
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Megabooks
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Leaves are falling on the deck, and my first #botm box got here!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! 🎊📚 3mo
Gissy Pretty!🍂🍁🍂🍁 3mo
Megabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Gissy thanks! I‘m excited! 3mo
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Cinfhen So pretty😍 Enjoy 3mo
BarbaraBB That room really is fantastic 😍 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB thanks! We‘ve turned it into my living room. Yay! (Not sure if I mentioned that yet. Very forgetful atm.) Molly likes to play in there, so it just made sense. My favorite chair is right next to that. Molly likes to sit in my lap and look out the window. 😁 3mo
Cinfhen That‘s wonderful! A gorgeous space for you two ♥️ 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks friend! We‘re sitting in the chair now watch the grass get mowed. Exciting stuff! 3mo
Cinfhen Sounds exciting 😜 3mo
Centique What a lovely deck 😍 3mo
Megabooks @Centique thank you! 3mo
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rather_be_reading
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November books are out! #botm

iamcourtneyb Just put in my November box order for the same book 📚 3mo
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TheBookStacker
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Picked my books, I leave for Germany at the end of the month so I need some books for the immensely long plane ride (I am also bring my kindle/iPad) lots of reading going to get done! #botm

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erank58
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#BOTM was kinda blah this month ☹ it doesn't help that I'm in such a reading funk right now, and usually spooky season is my favorite for reading. I wasn't even excited to check the picks today, ugh do I hate slumps!!!

mdm139 I skipped too 3mo
ItsAnotherJen I relate. It's been harder for me to get into books lately. I've been taking a lot longer getting through the books I'm reading too. Definitely feeling like I'm in a reading slump as well 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I also skipped 😩 3mo
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EKonrad I skipped too! 😢 3mo
staci.reads Same 😔 3mo
erank58 @mdm139 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EKonrad @staci.reads seems like there were a lot of skips this month!!! 3mo
erank58 @ItsAnotherJen I feel the same way! I need a good one to keep my interest. I have a few lined up for my TBR that I'm going to try next week! Good luck 😊 3mo
mrsthilkey I skipped for the 3rd month in a row. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
erank58 @mrsthilkey oh yuck! I did not have a good BOTM year--hopefully they step up their game for 2022! 3mo
rather_be_reading i almost skipped 3mo
erank58 @rather_be_reading what did you ene up getting?? 3mo
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Megabooks
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LOVED this month on #botm!! I‘m very hopeful 😉 about these choices. Somehow I worked my way up to four accounts, so after these arrive I‘m canceling these two. Skipped on the other two. Excited to see what everyone else did!

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! 4 accounts 😂😂😂do you need 4 different emails??? I tried to rejoin but it keeps taking me to my current account. 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes! Four different emails! 😂😂 3mo
Reviewsbylola I could have probably been persuaded by either of your main picks but I don‘t like the covers enough. 😂 The NF I may listen to on audio depending on reviews. And your fourth choice is def one of the adds on I was interested in! 3mo
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Cinfhen I need to cutback on BOTM simply because of delivery to Israel. I‘m waiting for my “ free” book of the year book and then I‘m pulling the plug. Almost ALL of these books end up on #Scribd or #Audible so I‘m happy putting my $ towards that. But I do love the monthly excitement of a little blue box 😍 3mo
swishandflick 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
MicheleinPhilly 4??? Didn‘t you quit when I did??? 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉📚🎊 3mo
ValerieAndBooks What @MicheleinPhilly said!! I quit at that same time too, and now somehow you have 4 accounts 😂 !! There are times I miss that blue box coming, and other times when I don‘t. 3mo
britt_brooke FOUR? 😂😅💸 Too funny. 3mo
Megabooks @MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks @britt_brooke I rejoined on my main account a few months later for what was supposed to be one month that has turned into three. The other ones I joined using the blue box #botmhacks to get cheap add ons that I wanted. Last month I got four add ons over two accounts. Just reminded me that it sucks when they‘re the best books. I enjoyed two, bailed on one, and am enjoying the third, so at least I‘m reading them! 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, I can imagine that would be hard. Probably better to buy local or BD. Plus, like me, you seem to be reading more audiobooks than print. Plus you‘ve got netgalley! #NeverTooManyBooks 😉 3mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola yeah the add ons seem pretty solid. I almost decided I didn‘t need the essays in print, but I wanted to read more print NF. Or at least have one around. 😁 3mo
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swishandflick
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November #BOTM picks! 📚

Branwen YES! You're the absolute BEST! 😁💕📚 Thanks so much for posting these! 3mo
Nelnjali The Keeper of the Night sounds like my kind of book, and I'm definitely curious about the Keanu Reeves book. It sounds like it could be some quirky fun. 3mo
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Breanne1 Thank you SO much, I really appreciate the tag!! I‘m leaning towards A Little Hope or The Collective. Need to keep thinking on it… 3mo
BookwormAHN I'm thinking Keeper of Night. 3mo
AmyG Thank you! 3mo
Cinfhen Ahhhh!!! Thank you!!!! You‘re awesomeness xxx 3mo
swishandflick @Branwen Sure thing!! Anything jumping out at you? 3mo
swishandflick @Nelnjali I felt similarly about the Keanu book! Haha. I don't usually purchase romance in hardback but that sounds fun. 3mo
swishandflick @Breanne1 Definitely been doing some digging! I think I'm leaning towards The Family 👏🏽 3mo
swishandflick @Cinfhen Anything striking your fancy? I saw your review on A Little Hope and that sounds good. I feel like I'm also leaning towards The Family. 😆 3mo
PathfinderNicole Wooo!! Thanks for always posting these!!! It‘s really helpful for getting a jump start on my picks! 3mo
Branwen I think I might get 3 again this month! 🤣😂 The Collective, A Little Hope, and the fantasy YA one look soooo good! 😍 Of course, I might change that around if there are super good add ons too! 🤔📚 3mo
Megabooks I‘ll have to look these up!! 3mo
Megabooks A little hope and the family look good to me! 3mo
5feet.of.fury How to Marry Keanu Reaves in 90 Days? The title is selling meeeee 3mo
TravelsWithBooks @5feet.of.fury Same! 3mo
Hollie Oooh, The Family looks good! 3mo
swishandflick @Hollie That's the one that's calling to me too! 3mo
Booknerd222 I‘m kinda disappointed cause for the last few months (and this month) I haven‘t found any of the books horribly interesting. 3mo
marleed Oh cool -I saw a spoiler suggesting The Family is Jenna‘s Nov bookclub pick. 3mo
Cinfhen The Family is the only one calling to me!! A Little Hope is a quiet & quick read but it doesn‘t really linger once you put it away. It‘s good but not GREAT. I‘m curious to see the add-ons 3mo
catiewithac Major bummer 3mo
Breanne1 With @Cinfhen review of a Little Hope I‘m leaning towards The Family now. It seems like The Collective will be a potential ebook deal for me down the road…don‘t need it in hard back. 3mo
Cinfhen Agreed @Breanne1 worth picking up at some point but not necessarily a book to own immediately 3mo
Reviewsbylola Ok, just my first impression—none of these look like books I would read. Possibly the synopses will change my mind on that BUT even if I do change my mind, I really don‘t like any of these covers. And that‘s a dealbreaker for me for book purchases. 3mo
mrsthilkey @Booknerd222 same. I will be skipping for the third month in a row 😬 3mo
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Cinfhen
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A special and touching debut. Ethan Joella introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters. This novel follows a group of loosely connected characters each tenderly drawn, who reside in the town of Wharton, Connecticut. The story encapsulates one year as their lives intertwine through friendship, loss, joy, sorrow and hope. Many thanks to Simon & Schuster for gifting me this beautiful, quite novel. #SimonAndSchusterBookClubFavorites #ARC👇🏼

Cinfhen There are a few trigger warnings but they are also spoilers so peek at your own risk 👇🏼 4mo
Cinfhen Death, miscarriage, 4mo
Megabooks I think I‘m going to choose this from BOTM! Great review! 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s a quiet and quick read. But it might be a #BorrowNotBuy @Megabooks 😬 3mo
Megabooks I have a bunch of credits and December is usually shit, so I‘ll probably go for it. 👍🏻 3mo
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