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Grown Ups
Grown Ups | Marie Aubert
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sarahbarnes
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This short novel adeptly illustrated the fears, insecurities and flaws of two adult sisters coming together for a holiday at their family cabin. I felt deeply for both of them throughout the story while also cringing at the ways they often showed up. An uncomfortable and insightful read. #ToB2023longlist

squirrelbrain I loved this one too, and your review is spot on. 👌 2w
sarahbarnes @squirrelbrain another one that could‘ve made the shortlist! 🥸 2w
BarbaraBB Totally agree. So good. And it packs a punch! 2w
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squirrelbrain Yes, it should have done…over nearly all of the *actual* shortlist 😬 2w
sarahbarnes @squirrelbrain seriously though! 2w
sarahbarnes @BarbaraBB it really does. 2w
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Reading on my commute
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squirrelbrain
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This was only a short book (I read it in one sitting) but it packed a powerful punch in terms of the veracity of the familial relationships portrayed.

40 year old Ida goes on holiday to her family‘s Norwegian cabin, where making sense of her life leads to conflicts with the rest of her family.

It‘s already winging it‘s way to you Meg! @Megabooks

#52books #under200pages
#pop23 #theshortestbookonyourtbrlist

Cathythoughts Your review has me stacking it 👍🏻 thank you ♥️ 4w
dabbe Puppy face! 😍 4w
LeahBergen Henry‘s looking very “grown up” himself. ❤️❤️ 4w
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Cortg Adorable! And the book sounds good! 4w
Cinfhen Ohhhh, I like short books that pack a punch 🥊 Hi Henry 🐶 4w
LaraReads Sooooo cute! And thanks for the rec! Looks really good! 4w
LeeRHarry Look at Henry the book model! 💕 4w
squirrelbrain @LeahBergen - he‘s 15 months old now - I can‘t believe it! 4w
Megabooks Oh wow!! Thanks so much Helen! Really looking forward to it! 💕💕 4w
Megabooks Henry is the most adorable black lab on the planet! 😍 4w
sarahbarnes Great review! This one is on my library stack at the moment and hope to get to it soon. Henry! 😍 4w
TrishB Henry 🐶❤️ 4w
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one a lot too 🤍 4w
Hooked_on_books Hi Henry! (He‘s so cute!) 4w
Librarybelle Stacking! 4w
Cathythoughts Henry 🥰 I see I have the book stacked already 👍🏻 4w
batsy Hello, Henry! 😘 4w
MicheleinPhilly Hey there, handsome! Pickles would like to know if you are into long distance relationships. 🥰 3w
squirrelbrain Yes, please Pickles! Mum would be very pleased as I disgraced myself a bit on a walk yesterday when I met a lovely lady Labrador so if it was long distance I wouldn‘t be able to do that! 😬 @MicheleinPhilly 3w
MicheleinPhilly 😮 Naughty boy! 3w
tpixie Gorgeous puppy 🐶 #Dogs of Litsy 3w
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 48/22

I read the tagged book (and gave it to a friend directly afterwards so no picture) and Mouth to Mouth from the #ToBlonglist. I enjoyed both a lot. Percy Everett is an auto buy author and again he didn‘t disappoint!

Cinfhen Yay!! Three hits!! 2mo
squirrelbrain A great week! 😘 2mo
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BarbaraBB
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Ida is forty and single. She‘s always tries to do things well and yet life has not worked out the way she expected. She needs to come to terms with this but that‘s not easy with her mother and her sister around in their shared cabin near the Norwegian fjords. They seem to have it all and it makes Ida wonder why she can‘t have that. It‘s a thin book but it packs a punch.

#ToB

RebelReader Sounds good!-stacking 2mo
Ruthiella Sounds a little depressing? Was is ultimately a sad story? 2mo
squirrelbrain Great review! I have this on my physical TBR pile, ready to read next year. 2mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Thin book that packs a punch? Stacking!!!! Thank you! 2mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella It is a quick and light read but it‘s message is dark and I think in many ways relatable for many of us 2mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @JanuarieTimewalker13 I hope you‘ll like it when you get to it! 2mo
Megabooks I‘m very interested in this one. Great review B! 👍🏻 2mo
squirrelbrain Don‘t forget it‘ll be winging its way over to you as soon as I‘ve read it @Megabooks 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you!! 2mo
sarahbarnes I‘m picking this one up at the library today. Glad to see you liked it. Great review! ♥️ 2mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain thank you so much Helen! Looking forward to it! Hopefully my package to you and Henry will arrive soon. Please lmk when it gets there. 💜💜 2mo
Hooked_on_books Oh, sounds interesting! 2mo
squirrelbrain Of course I will let you know! @Megabooks We have two days per week of postal strikes at the moment…. 🙄 2mo
Suet624 Sounds like my kind of story. 2mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain yikes! And over a holiday too… 2mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 I think it is! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m curious about this one too! Excellent review 🧡 2mo
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#WeeklyForecast 48/22

It might be a bit ambitious to think that I‘ll be able to read these four books along with watching the World Cup ⚽️ but I have so many books I want to read!!
So here are two books from the #TOB longlist, the new Percival Everett (why isn‘t it on that longlist 🤔), and a still unread book from the #NYRBBookClub. Let‘s do this!

Cinfhen Covers look so great together!! I‘ve been watching some footie with M! Hope you manage to squeeze in some time for reading 🤞🏽😜 2mo
Cinfhen I read M t M - it‘s a quick read! 2mo
CSeydel I love Percival Everett! 2mo
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen The footie is so addictive- and cozy in a way, to watch it together! I am almost finished with M&M. Its structure reminds me of the tagged one. Did you hate it?! 2mo
BarbaraBB @CSeydel Me too! So I have high hopes 🤞🏽 2mo
Cinfhen I bailed very early on with the Hamid but I did enjoy M2M 2mo
Q84 It's great to have big aspirations. Even if you don't hit the target, you will likely achieve more than if you set low goals. 😉 You got this! 2mo
BarbaraBB @Q84 Thank you, you are right ❤️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Perfectly matching books! 💙💛 2mo
Megabooks So interested in what you‘ll think of Dr. No! 2mo
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