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MySharonaK
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Mehso-so

The beginning of the book was quite gripping and I thought it was going in a completely different direction. By the end I wasn‘t too fussed about it, I figured out the twist pretty early on and got quite angry about one character that was disappointing. However! The book is really readable and some aspects of the story were nice

PatriciaU I felt the same way... 8h
MySharonaK @PatriciaU good to know I‘m not alone in this. Have you read any of the author‘s other books? 8h
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Myhusbandhatesreading
The Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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We have been so busy with our new puppy, Cooper, that I have been reading but not posting. I have been reading this one for about 2 weeks. It is a decent read but extremely slow going for me.

Cortg What a cutie! Congrats on the new pup 😀 12h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute!!! 11h
Tamra Super cute! 9h
Caroline2 Ah he‘s adorable! 💖 1h
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BookwormOfTheDamned
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Pickpick

Here's my book review for "The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill.
https://youtu.be/S3RZhB7f7Fs

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meganabbie94
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Pickpick

Normal people have a 'note copy' and a 'pretty copy' right? I think I'm a lost cause. 😂

In all seriousness, this book is my escape. Sometimes I like to get lost in it, other times I like to strip it back and theorise and analyse it... But that's just me. #litstudent #wutheringheights #classic #myescape

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GatheringBooks
The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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vivastory I really need to read this one. I loved Moonstone. 2d
BarbaraBB @vivastory Me too and this one‘s even better! 2d
Chab256 Love me some buttered toast! I'm a bit of a bread and bagel junkie! 😃 2d
TK-421 I love this quote! 2d
jillrhudy I am thinking this is Frederick Fairlie. 2d
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DeannaJ
The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
Mehso-so

Not a bad whodunnit, but the twist is a little...trite? It was sprinkled with enough misdirection for me to get my hackles up over the overdone tropes typical of murder mysteries. I‘m not panning this book simply because it was not quite as far into the tropes as I‘d feared (but it is a close thing, because it‘s really damn trope-y).

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andrew61
Melmoth | Sarah Perry
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Pickpick

I really liked this very atmospheric and creepy story written with great skill which absorbed me from beginning to end. Melmoth, a spirit, the woman who went to the open cave after the crucifixion denies seeing jesus and is doomed to wander forever drawing sinners to her. The bk, set in Prague, finds Helen drawn into the mystery of lost papers abt melmoth, +we see stories of crimes as well as helen's own mystery. A great rd for dark winter nights.

Tamra I need to revisit this in print, I really enjoyed the atmosphere but got lost in some of the details on audio. 4d
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emmaturi
Wakenhyrst | Michelle Paver
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Pickpick

This is a really great read, a gothic thriller. It had me gripped to the end! #books

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Chab256
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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Since I read a lot of "classics" over the last decade, it was easier to come up with a #ClassicsEdition of #Top10oftheDecade rather than a #FictionEdition: Revolutionary Road, Gone With the Wind, Anna Karenina, A Wrinkle in Time, To Kill a Mockingbird, Play It As It Lays, East of Eden, Fahrenheit 451, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and Rebecca. What are your favorite classics?
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ljuliel Sounds great. I like how you put a Classics twist on it. I think people can make theirs however they want. You‘ve got some great ones on there. 5d
BarbaraBB Strong choices! I loved most of them too! 5d
batsy Nice! Like @ljuliel said I like the classics twist 👍🏽 5d
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merelybookish I also read Revolutionary Road and Rebecca this decade. Both so good! 5d
4thhouseontheleft I have a copy of Revolutionary Road and have never read it, this is giving me the inspiration to add it to my tbr! 4d
Freespirit I love classics..I haven‘t read many this year. Your list is great! 1d
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brstaley
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“His great wealth was a certain element of security. Society—civilized society, at least—is never very ready to believe anything to the detriment of those who are both rich and fascinating. It feels instinctively that manners are of more importance than morals, and, in its opinion, the highest respectability is of much less value than the possession of a good chef.”