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LauraRenae
Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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Pickpick

Suspenseful with some wonderfully creepy bits. Just the right number of red herrings to keep you guessing. #aty2020

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LauraRenae
One True Loves | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Pickpick

Wonderful, yet heartbreaking, story about personal growth and defining love

#ATY2020

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LauraRenae
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And.... take two. I had to redo my board this time since a lot of the holds from the library are coming through slower than I anticipated. But it's a nice refresh in time for the #ATY2020 read-a-thon this week!

#BookSpinBingo

BarbaraBB I‘m busy planning #ATY2021. Love it! 2y
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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick

Well this was fun and so British! Dido has a wild irresponsible mother and prefers spending time at the neighbors, an - on the surface - normal family. She grows up in the 80s with the neighbor‘s kids and it‘s so nostalgic: the music, the atmosphere. A delightful read and a great storyline.
Such a perfect gift, @squirrelbrain 💕 thanks again!

#ATY2020

squirrelbrain Ooh I‘m glad you liked it. I grew up in the 80s so may need to read this! 2y
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain You definitely should! It brings back memories ❤️ 2y
Ruthiella The 80s nostalgia is a real draw! 😀 2y
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TrishB I wondered if it would ‘translate‘ outside the U.K., so glad you liked it though. I thought it was very nostalgic. 2y
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella If you grew up in the 80s, I‘d highly recommend it! (edited) 2y
LeahBergen I‘m going to need this! 👍🏻 2y
BarbaraBB @TrishB It feels very British to me (without knowing exactly what that is) but it catches the timeframe of the 80s perfectly. Loved it 💚 2y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen I think you do. I guess it‘s a real Leah book 💕 2y
JamieArc On a different note, your wall photography is beautiful. 2y
LeeRHarry Stacked 😊 2y
KarenUK Loved this one too.... so nostalgic and charming.... 💕 2y
BarbaraBB @JamieArc It‘s at my MiL‘s but I will tell her, she took them herself. In Iceland! 2y
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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick


When the Soviet Union collapses and it satellite countries are opening up to the the world, Jason Lockwood at 26 spends a year in #Slovakia, teaching English. This book is about his experiences. He published it himself and it‘s actually an entertaining and enjoyable read. I learned a lot about this relatively unknown country.

#ReadingEurope2020 🇸🇰 #ATY2020

Megabooks Sounds good! 2y
BarbaraBB @Megabooks If you still need a book for Slovakia I can recommend this one. And you support the author by buying a copy, which is worth something too! 2y
squirrelbrain I‘m really glad you enjoyed it - wish I‘d read it now too! 2y
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Librarybelle Sounds interesting! 2y
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I‘m sure yours was better! (edited) 2y
mhillis This sounds interesting!! I also read a book from Slovakia in August! 2y
BarbaraBB @mhillis That is a new one, I think? Recently published? It seems good! 2y
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BarbaraBB
Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Jente and Neni are a young Cameroonian couple with kids living illegally in NYC. Jente works as a driver for the very wealthy Mr Edwards, a hotshot at Lehman Brothers. We all know how that ended. It is a sad and loving book about different cultures getting to know eachother but the gap is too big. And year there is a happy ending - sort of. A very enjoyable book, thanks for sharing this one Cindy 💕
And it is so cool to own #BOTM books🤩

#ATY2020

Cathythoughts Nice review! Such a good book 2y
Reviewsbylola I loved this one. 2y
Cinfhen I‘m so glad you enjoyed this one...I thought it was such a strong debut!! I have her newest ARC 2y
Kalalalatja It is such a good book! 2y
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BarbaraBB
Somebody I Used to Know | Wendy Mitchell
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In her fifties Wendy Mitchell is diagnosed with Alzheimer‘s. In this book she shares how she deals with her changing world and the functioning of her brain. She fights dementia in the best way she can, by organizing her life and sharing her experiences online and at meetings all over England.

She is so incredibly courageous and positive. My heart breaks for her and for everyone with this diagnosis. I feel so sad now.

#ATY2020

squirrelbrain Sounds like a very difficult, sad book, but your review makes it sound worth reading. 2y
Cathythoughts Great review ❤️💔 2y
TrishB I was getting upset reading your review, it‘s a scary thing. 2y
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charl08 Sounds like something I should read - runs in the family. 2y
Kalalalatja Alzheimer‘s scares me so much. Ever since reading Still Alice, I have been terrified of someone in my family being diagnosed with it 2y
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @TrishB @Kalalalatja It scares me too, it‘s such a devastating disease. Mitchell‘s perseverance is so admirable and I learned a lot about how to approach people with Alzheimer‘s. I‘d almost say it‘s a must-read for you @charl08 but it‘s upsetting. 💔 (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja She refers often to the movie Still Alice, she even meets Julianne Moore and thinks the movie comes very close to the truth. 2y
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BarbaraBB
Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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I am glad I made it through. If it weren‘t for the #bunnyread I‘m hosting myself, I might have bailed. An encouragement by @Cinfhen was helpful too and now that I‘m finished I appreciate the book more than while reading it. It‘s clever and conceptual and touches deeply upon the theme of belonging, but it won‘t end up among my favorites.

Looking forward to the #Back2School weekend and discussion! 🐰 🐰🐰

#ATY2020 #NonTraditionalFamily

TrishB I love the pic 😁 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Great pic 📷 2y
Cinfhen Awesome pic and wonderful review 🧡I‘ve sent you an email 🐰looking forward to further discussion 😘 2y
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JennyM I‘m listening on audio and so far I‘m not sold either. Fab review & pic🐰 2y
batsy Cool photo! 2y
Tanisha_A I am starting it tonight! Let's see what it does to me. Photo is on point! 2y
Kalalalatja Great photo! 2y
Cathythoughts Oh dear 😬.... must start soon 2y
LeahBergen Great photo! 2y
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BarbaraBB
The Last Hundred Days: A Novel | Patrick McGuinness
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“... a system that‘s on its knees in a city that‘s coming down. That‘s not evil out there, that dark cloud, the Securitate, the motorcade, the decoy dogs... it‘s not evil. It‘s failure, that‘s all, failure. “

This quote about the last hundred days of Ceaucescu‘s #Romania, seen through the eyes of a British ex-pat, says it all. Scary times and betrayal all around.

#ReadingEurope2020 🇷🇴 #ATY2020 #BookInspiredByALeadingNewsStory

BarbaraBB @IuliaCG Here is my review. I learned a lot about the downfalls of communism in Romania in a very readable way! 2y
IuliaC @BarbaraBB I've added it to my list too 😊 I am curious if its entirely fiction or reality inspired 😁 2y
Librarybelle This sounds very interesting! 2y
BarbaraBB @IuliaCG The author lived in Bucharest for a while so I think it will be reality inspired. I hope so 😃 2y
BarbaraBB @Librarybelle It‘s good. I think you would like it. 2y
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BarbaraBB
Three Summers | Margarita Liberaki
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The fact that I am sailing in #Greece now adds a lot to this book. It‘s about tasting and smelling and feeling Greece and I literally do now. I enjoyed the stories about three sisters growing up, as we learn by getting glimpses of their lives through three consecutive summers. Lovely book!

#ReadingEurope2020 🇬🇷 #NYRBBookClub #NYRB #Summerfun #SummerInTitle #LitsyBitsy #Wave #ATY2020 #RelatedToOlympicSummerGames

RedLeaves Looks amaaaazing!!!!! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm 😍 awesome! 3y
Cathythoughts Lovely ✨ @erzascarletbookgasm Jessie did you get a copy of Three Summers ? I have one now 3y
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Freespirit What a great experience!! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts I don‘t. Too bad I won‘t be reading along. 3y
Tanisha_A Wow! How perfect indeed 😍 3y
JennyM Looks beautiful - perfect read! Enjoy 😊 3y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm oh dear. I wish I could send you one ... only still no post 🙄. I will when I can ❤️👍🏻 3y
batsy That looks like utter bliss! 🥂 So glad to hear you enjoyed the book 💕 3y
CarolynM That looks heavenly! I'd so love to be there with you. Enjoy😘 3y
wanderinglynn That looks amazing! Greece is high on my list of places to visit. Plus I love sailing ⛵️ 3y
Librarybelle So beautiful! 3y
Cuilin Looks wonderful. Enjoy. #wave 👍 3y
squirrelbrain Looks wonderful! Have a fab time! 3y
AmyG Wow! Enjoy every wonderful minute! 3y
MoonWitch94 How amazing!!!!!!!! 3y
GatheringBooks Oh wow! That is awesome! 3y
LeahBergen Look at you! 😍😍😍 3y
Cinfhen Livin‘the high life ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen absolutely 😇 3y
ValerieAndBooks Is that a glass of Retsina 😊? Glad you‘re having a great time! 3y
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks That would be so fitting but it is “just” wine! 3y
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