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TheAromaofBooks
Judgment Calls | Alafair Burke
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This was a little slow to start, but once it had me hooked, I really wanted to see how it was going to come together, and stayed up late finishing! I didn't realize that this was Burke's debut book - a pretty solid start. Looking forward to more of Samantha Kincaid's adventures in the second book. Also read 7 for #20BooksofSummer!

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
Bethlehem | Karen Kelly
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I knew my mood wasn't into reading a disturbing thriller at this time (Hideaway). I turned to Bethlehem last night and so far this is fitting my reading mood much better. #20BooksofSummer

megnews Love that cover 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks
Shadow Magic | Patricia C. Wrede
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Here are picks 6-10 for #20BooksofSummer

I'm intrigued to read Shadow Magic, as I have loved Wrede's other books. The Lyra novels are her first, and I have heard they are weaker than her later books, but I still think they will be fun.

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TheAromaofBooks
A Noise Downstairs | Linwood Barclay
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This definitely kept me glued to the pages, but it was one of those thrillers that felt like it went one twist too far to stay somewhat realistic. Still a 4* rating for a book I had trouble putting down.

Fourth book for #20BooksofSummer

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TheAromaofBooks
Dreamology | Lucy Keating
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Mehso-so

This was a fun concept that didn't end up working for me. The plotting felt a little sloppy and I liked the "wrong" guy WAY better than the "right" one. A fun one-off, but it didn't really inspire me to see if Keating has written anything else.

Third read for #20BooksofSummer

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Foolish Hearts | Emma Mills
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To me, this is perfect YA - fun, snarky, enjoyable characters, and just enough angst to remind you that they're teens! I appreciate that Mills is willing to give some of her characters a good home life with loving family members, too. This isn't a book that will change the world, but it's a happy, engaging read that had me snorting with laughter more than once. And it's my second read for #20BooksofSummer !

rubyslippersreads ❤️ the vintage typewriter! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @rubyslippersreads - thank you so much!! It's kind of random, but my sister collects typewriters! And I thought my book collection was heavy! This one is on permanent loan to me because there are times that I really enjoy the tactile and auditory experience of a typewriter. 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks
Cliff's Edge | Meg Tilly
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Mehso-so

This was a book I wanted to like more than I did. I think it would have benefited from focusing on the romance, which was fun and well-written, and dumping the thriller aspect, which felt clunky, especially since most of the thriller part was the bad guy being sexually aroused thinking about kidnapping Eve - that got old fast! Alright read, but not stellar. First book for #20BooksofSummer !

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jenniferheidi
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Am doing the #12booksofsummer challenge between 3rd June and 3rd September (I know it‘s supposed to be #20booksofsummer but I have a full time job, housework and gardening to do). Anyway, I‘m using it to read books already on my bookcase or Kindle. Here‘s my list! #bookstagram

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
Pickpick

This was wonderful! I gave it 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A perfect summer book. It kicked off my #20BooksofSummer

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Loving this so far! What a perfect summer read! #20BooksofSummer

Isn't this a great cover too?

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