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kanchip28
Loot: A novel | Tania James
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A phenomenal book! I was totally captured by Tania James' storytelling. The book is about the adventures of a woodcarver/toymaker along with thoughtful characters like a French clockmaker, an Indian French lady, an Indian sepoy/agent and so on. The characters are so well thought that you can't help but empathize with them. The theme varies throughout the book, ranging from immigration, homesickness to even the idea of following your passion.

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youneverarrived
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I‘ve only read Matrix by Groff (loved it!) but this feels so different. It‘s a slow read but I‘m really enjoying it. Almost at the second half which I‘ve heard changes things up a bit.

Ruthiella The second half will make you rethink the first half. I‘m glad I stuck it out, because I‘d had more than enough of Lotto! 9h
LeahBergen I liked this one, too! 8h
squirrelbrain Yes, the second half is 🤯 7h
Megabooks The second half is like a totally different book! 6h
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Readerann
The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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This started off slowly, but it became a real page-turner! Rachel herself is a bit of a train wreck, but you can‘t look away. 🤣 #LitsyToB24
Spoiler: the only thing that bugged me was Rachel “running into” Carey as her London physiotherapist. Come on!

BkClubCare I loved this reading experience (audio) and I will support it !!! 😁 5h
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TheKidUpstairs
In Memoriam | Alice Winn
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I did get SOME sleep, but the tagged kept me up WAY too late. And occasionally, I would try to go to sleep and found I couldn't stop thinking about the characters, so I'd turn the light back on and read some more!

#SundayFunday @BookmarkTavern

BookmarkTavern Yup! If I‘m still thinking about a book, I‘m not getting any sleep so I might as well finish it! Thanks for answering! 3d
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marleed
Skye Falling: A Novel | Mia McKenzie
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Skye is just unapologetically herself and I couldn‘t help but enjoy falling into her world. I‘ve read books/seen movies when the random sperm donor meets the person(s) he helped create so I thought this was an interesting take on a child of an egg donor searching for their biological maternal connection.

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Deblovestoread
The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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#LitsyTOB #TBRTarot #Bookspin

My early twenties were a long time ago but I really connected with Rachel‘s story in many ways. 4.5 🌟

@rmaclean4 @kwmg40 @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @RebelReader @jlhammar @Addison_Reads @Ruthiella @sarahbarnes @ImperfectCJ @Well-ReadNeck

BarbaraBB I felt the same! 4d
Suet624 This was an unexpected surprise. 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4d
CBee Looking forward to getting to this one soon! 4d
Ruthiella Same! 3d
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Larkken
The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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Today brings you a tale of 2 #toblonglist titles because for both I found the MC to be extremely relatable… but for the tagged, this meant the 20-something self-involvedness & resulting life implosion was cringe but i rooted for her; & yet the American Mermaid mc is making me want to hide in shared shame and bail... Weird how that shared characteristic is affecting me so differently. Does AM get more fun, all yall who've read it for #tob2024?

Larkken Otherwise, this looks like a clear case of #litsytob2024 supremacy over the official Tob list😅 5d
BarbaraBB @Larkken 🙌🏽 5d
squirrelbrain Hooray - #litsytob2024 for the win! I haven‘t read AM, but loved The Rachel Incident. 5d
Larkken @squirrelbrain i thought RI did as well as anything I‘ve read depicting the complicated feelings over an unwanted pregnancy and its loss and then I loved that it ended on a sweet note, so def a win for me ☺️ 5d
BkClubCare Same!! I gave RI a 5⭐️ but just couldn‘t seem to get into AM and yet… yet! It seemed like one I would like! My reading mojo is super confused anymore. 5h
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ImperfectCJ
Wellness | Nathan Hill
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I love this novel. Some parts are a smidgen on the nose, but the themes and interactions really resonate with me. Also, the MCs are almost exactly my age and not only saw some of the same bands around the same time I did, but are going through similar mid-life stuff at the same time. The family relationships, the stories the characters tell themselves, the misunderstandings...it all hits really well for me. Now to get my spouse to read it!

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vonnie862
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Bailedbailed

This was the 3rd Lauren Groff book I tried and I just couldn't get into it. I really tried to get into this one. I read almost halfway through but I simply did not care about Lotto and his wife. Honestly, I didn't like Lancelot much. I heard that things go crazy with Mathilde's side of the story, but sadly, I couldn't force myself to read any more.
#authoramonth @Soubhiville #bookspinbingo #3 @TheAromaofBooks

azulaco I remember that the first half was not that impressive to me either. Oh well, life‘s too short and our TBR lists are too long to slog through books that bore you, waiting to get to the good part. 6d
LiteraryHoarderPenny This was one of Groff‘s I definitely did not like either. ☹️ 6d
TheSpineView I bailed on this one too. 6d
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HeatherBookNerd Not for me either. 6d
Ruthiella I‘ve read three of her novels and not really liked any of them. I just don‘t enjoy her writing style. 6d
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't a match!! Off the list and onto the next!! 6d
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fredthemoose
The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Coming of age/young adulthood story of an Irish woman and, her gay roommate/BFF and and a unique set of circumstances they (mis)manage leading to the “incident”. I‘ve seen this compared to Sally Rooney‘s books, but I found these characters more sympathetic and the situations more interesting and morally ambiguous. I enjoyed it! #LitsyToB24

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