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Instructions for a Heatwave | Maggie O'Farrell
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It is a difficult summer in 1976 and Gretta and Robert continue with the same routine since 39 years ago. But this time, Robert didn‘t return to his house, disappeared and the story began when Gretta, who seems to be so emotional contact her two daughters, Monica and Aoife and her son Michael Francis. Then we will know about all these characters in the splendid authors way, their relationships and the family secrets.⬇️

Gissy Another family saga with second chances, personal growth. The end was a little open as well as the what was going to happen with each character so I can understand why maybe this one is not a favorite one but it worked for me. I like character driven novels. 3.7/3.8⭐️

2nd book #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
July #BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin (#18) @TheAromaOfBooks
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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Here are my August picks for #bookspin. The only change from July is I‘ve replaced #14 and #18. 2/3rds of them are e-books languishing on my iPad and the rest are shorter books on my shelves that I‘d love to get to.

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Untitled | Unknown
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July TBR

The Ravens by Danielle Paige & Kass Morgan #14 #BookSpin
Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn #18 #DoubleSpin
The Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris #Thriller #NWC
Dawn Unearthed by Carrie Ann Ryan #Witch #PLC

& I hope to read more than this for July. This is what I have to finish.

@TheAromaofBooks @ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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July's People | Nadine Gordimer
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And these will be the other #Bookspin books from #10 - 25! @TheAromaofBooks

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LeticiaToraci #Bookspin is 14 Medalon, #DoubleSpin 18. 3mo
LeticiaToraci #18 is Lord of Snow and Shadows, Book One of the Tears of Artamon series. 3mo
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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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#18 of 2023! Great book! Couldn‘t put it down for the last 150 pages! Great twist and turns.
Started: 6/11/23 in Mallorca, Spain 🇪🇸
Finished: 6/18/23
8 Days

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Read in May-this was okay. Alex has the opportunity to participate in a writing retreat with Roza Vallo, a well recognized writer who she admired since early in her life. But her best ex friend also will attend this retreat in this remote area. Something happened between them that she doesn‘t want to see her. During the retreat things will happen even a murder but why? In a writing retreat? What is the motive? That was for me the weakest part⬇️

Gissy The motive of these murders and how they were committed were so unrealistic, absurd for me. There is something less lethal that many famous authors do (I can‘t say so I don‘t spoil the story). 3⭐️
May 2023 #BookSpinBingo (#18) @TheAromaOfBooks
#LiteraryDeadBookClub YouTuber @Lalasndbooks late reading for the month of April Definitely I don‘t coincide often with Lala (Keyla) story taste. I like her recommendations but some of her 4/5 ⭐️are okay⬇️
Gissy me. I will continue with her club because she choose books that I want to read so it is a way to read them but the rating, no way we don‘t have the same opinion.
#NoShameReadingChallenge2024 prompt-lock room mystery @Nessavamusic
Nessavamusic I‘m a fan of Keyla‘s channel too. I enjoyed this one, but it is completely bonkers. 4mo
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Gissy @Nessavamusic Yes🙄 4mo
TheAromaofBooks This one is on my list, but I have definitely seen some mixed reviews!! 4mo
Gissy @TheAromaofBooks Yes, you need to try it. I think the motive was absurd but some people like it because there are some interesting twists. 4mo
Nessavamusic @TheAromaofBooks if you go in knowing it is ridiculous and just go with it, you will probably enjoy it 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @Gissy @Nessavamusic - Sometimes enjoying a book is all about knowing what you're getting into! It's why I get annoyed when books have blurbs or covers that don't really match their vibe. 4mo
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2 Sisters Detective Agency | James Patterson, Candice Fox

"If a parent ignored, abandoned, or abused their child, an angry seed was planted that could grow into a poisonous tree." Favorite quote from the book.

#roll100 roll 3 #18 on my list.

PuddleJumper Brilliant! 4mo
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#18 of 2023 Checking another Freida McFadden off the list. She is definitely my current obsession.

BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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April #wrapup #BookspinBingo

I didn‘t strategically try to fill out my categories in April so even though I read quite a bit I didn‘t get a bingo. Lol.

*I didn‘t complete The Brass Queen so please pretend it‘s not written in #18. 😁

15 Total
Short Story - 1
Audiobook - 5
Children‘s book - 3
YA - 1
Adult - 5

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 5mo
Reggie How cute! I love your printout. 5mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks! I didn‘t create the printout, but I added the color, the bunny, and the flower. 5mo
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Someone Is Always Watching | Kelley Armstrong
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I'm not sure about this one. Still love my Kelley Armstrong writing and characters, but something about this story doesn't quite land for me. Maybe because I came to the wrong conclusion and feel a bit like the true end was too easy? Maybe because it ended, but then there's an epilogue-esque chapter that doesn't really tie up anything. Maybe we're meant to feel unsettled. Maybe it's too close to possible. Still a great read. #18-2023