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TheAromaofBooks
Hidden Riches | Nora Roberts
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I have been terrible at book reviews this month, but finishing the tagged book yesterday allowed me to complete the #19822022 challenge hosted by @Librarybelle !!! Thank you so much for coming up with this one, Jess!! I also turned 40 this year and it was super fun to read a book from every year that I have been alive! And a bit sobering - four decades of books! What even! 😂

BkClubCare Congrats! 14mo
Librarybelle Congratulations!! That is so awesome! I‘m not going to complete the challenge, but I‘ve made it kind of halfway through. I‘m glad you were able to participate, and happy 40th to you as well! 😁 14mo
AnneCecilie Congrats 🎉📚 14mo
dabbe #impressive 👏 14mo
Bookzombie Wow! Congrats! 14mo
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TEArificbooks
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I got this book because we are doing a homeschool unit study on the periodic table of elements and my son is obsessed with the topic. I saw Bill Gates recommended it so I thought I should read it. This is a very good summary of periodic table, but also the history of chemistry and the evolution of scientific thought and technology. It is narrative, but some places require a bit more brain power to understand. Not for bedtime reading.

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Librarybelle
Acqua Alta | Donna Leon
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Brunetti is involved with murder and violence, while Venice goes through its Acqua Alta season. My appreciation for this series is growing - Leon‘s writing style can be flippant and satirical but also measured and very precise. Brunetti continues to work through “justice,” which does not always mean legal actions. #19822022 #1996

Lynnsoprano This was one of my favorites. I need to get back to this series. 14mo
Librarybelle @Lynnsoprano I‘ve talked with other readers who have said this one is also one of their favorites! I could just envision all of the dampness and cold described from the Acqua Alta…so atmospheric! 14mo
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Librarybelle
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So much darkness in this book, but Leon has a way of turning phrases that are almost poetic. The casual dark and snarky humor thrown in helps to slightly lighten the subject matter. Brunetti is very methodical - he tends to build character studies of suspects and witnesses, and the reader gets to hear his thoughts thanks to Leon‘s writing. My appreciation for this series is growing. I can see why so many love this series! #19822022 #1995

ferskner Gosh this series is good. I will get back to it someday! 1y
Librarybelle @ferskner I‘m slowly gaining appreciation for it. Such a change in writing style from Louise Penny, which my book group read before this series. I love the snarky humor! 1y
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Librarybelle
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The second in the series featuring Holly White and her family‘s Christmas tree farm does not disappoint! Quirky characters and a very inquisitive Holly are on the case when Holly‘s BFF is accused of murder. There‘s some light romance and a tiny bit of the supernatural in this one. And can I just say the desserts sound amazing! I love the narration of these…only one more in the series! #19822022 #2018

AmandaBlaze Good to know you liked it. I just started it. 🙂 1y
Librarybelle @AmandaBlaze I immediately downloaded the next one from Audible. It‘s late at night where I am to start it, but I‘m ready to go! 1y
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Sresendez12
Starlight: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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And with that, I‘ve finished the #19822022 challenge! Our of all of the books I read for it, this is the only one I didn‘t love. I lost count of how many times I rolled my eyes, which is surprising because I‘ve enjoyed all of her Christmas books I‘ve read. Also, I don‘t really know why this one is considered a Christmas one because except for a Christmas party in the beginning, there is no other mention if it #winterreadathon

Librarybelle Yay! Congratulations!!! Thanks for joining the challenge!! 1y
Sresendez12 @Librarybelle thanks for hosting such a great challenge! 1y
Andrew65 Fantastic news on completing the challenge 🥳🎅🏼🎄🎅🏼 (edited) 1y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1y
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Sresendez12
Blue Christmas | Mary Kay Andrews
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I picked this one up on a whim because the book I had chosen for #2006 for #19822022 challenge was actually published in 2005. I didn‘t realize this was part of a series and I probably would have liked it even more if I had read the other books. There‘s a little bit of mystery, romance, laughter and a whole lot of Christmas! Short, fast read! #winterreadathon

Andrew65 Brilliant 🎄🎄🎄 1y
Librarybelle Short, fast reads are great! 1y
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1y
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Sresendez12
Skipping Christmas | John Grisham
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The best way to kick off the Christmas season. I love the book. I love the movie. It makes me laugh and brings me so much joy. #winterreadathon #19822022 #2001

DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
Librarybelle Definitely a good way to start the Christmas season! 1y
Andrew65 A great start 🎅🎅🎅 1y
ShelleyBooksie I love this movie as well! I haven't read the book! 1y
Sresendez12 @ShelleyBooksie it‘s one of the few instances where the movie pretty closely followed the book! Highly recommend reading it! 1y
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TheAromaofBooks
Let Me Call You Sweetheart | Mary Higgins Clark
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Okay, final review for this morning! It's been a binge!! I picked this one up because I needed a 1995 title for the #19822022 challenge, and this ended up being one of my favorite MHC books I have read yet. Snappy pacing with short chapters kept me going. I really like Kerry a lot and appreciated her struggle with whether or not to keep pursuing the case. The red herrings were spot-on, and I didn't guess the murderer until almost the very end.⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) This will also fill the 1995 slot for #192025 I am so enjoying both these challenges @Librarybelle !! 1y
Librarybelle Hooray! I need to read more of MHC‘s books! 1y
Ruthiella I binged MHC books in the early part of this century. I can‘t read her anymore but I really enjoyed her then. 1y
UwannaPublishme Love MHC! 🙌🏻 I‘m about to dive into her memoir. 1y
TheAromaofBooks @UwannaPublishme - Ooooo that sounds intriguing!! I can't wait to hear how you like it! 1y
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Sresendez12
Y is for Yesterday | Sue Grafton
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Well I did it. I set out to listen to this entire series this year and I‘m done! I so thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series. Kinsey now feels like part of my family (even though she wants nothing to do with her found families) and I‘m sad the series has come to an end. With that being said, I‘ve been terrible about posting this year, but most of these books made it on to my #19822022 challenge list

Amiable Nice job making it through the entire series! 1y
Ericalambbrown Hey! I had that same goal this year! 😊 I just finished a couple of weeks ago 1y
rubyslippersreads I need to finish the series. I think I left off at Q. I love Kinsey and was heartbroken when Sue Grafton died. 1y
Librarybelle Congratulations on finishing the series…that was a great goal for this year! 1y
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