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Gaudy Night | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Lukewarm pick. Interesting plot but far too much banter, bickering, ruminating, etc. Anyway, it knocks off prompts for a couple reading challenges.

#Booked2019 #nightoriented not just because of the title but also because much of the mischief occurs at night.

#MMD for a book published before I was born. It was probably quite modern at the time...

Cinfhen I love a #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 5d
shanaqui I think Gaudy Night might work significantly better if you've actually read the series leading up to it, or at least Strong Poison and Have His Carcase. It's really not typical of the series in many ways, but relies heavily on the investment in the characters for the emotional part of the plot. 4d
Susanita @shanaqui I was thinking that too as I got further into the book. 4d
shanaqui @Susanita For fans of the series it's the most awesome payoff, but why should you care if you don't know the background, after all! 4d
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ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD pick for October 2019

This is the story about a bookseller who collects and restores antique literature. During the course of his work he discovers some Shakespeare forgeries. Now the game is afoot and the book takes us through three periods of history to solve the mystery of what literature is real and what is fake. If you liked The Shadow of the Wind you will like this book too.

CarolynM My husband loves these books. I keep meaning to try one but something else always catches my attention🙂 3w
suvata @CarolynM He would probably enjoy this. Maybe you could get it for him for a Christmas or birthday present. Just a thought. 3w
CarolynM I meant he loves this particular book and the others in the series. He's got them all🙂 3w
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suvata @CarolynM oh, I see. I haven‘t read all of them yet but they are definitely on my TBR. 3w
CarolynM Actually, I'm an idiot! 🙄😳 I've just realised I was mixing this one up with John Dunning's Bookman series. He has got this one but I don't think it's part of a series after all. Apologies. 3w
suvata @CarolynM no problem. I probably will have to check out the series you‘re talking about. It sounds like something else I may enjoy. 3w
Amiable @suvata @CarolynM Definitely give John Dunning‘s Bookman series a try! I enjoyed them, too. 3w
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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Read in 2017
Re-reading for #MMD Flight Pick for September 2019

This is a dark yet delightful tale about an orphan whose life mirrors that of Jane Eyre. I read this a couple of years ago but I didn‘t appreciate it as much as I did with this reading. Not only does Jane Steele‘s life mimic that of Jane Eyre‘s, but Lyndsay Faye‘s writing style mimics that of Charlotte Brontë. Jane is a most likable serial killer — “Reader, I murdered him.“

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ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD pick for September 2019

Same book but two totally different covers. I like the first (blue) one best.

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These are my #ReadingGoals for September. I didn‘t read much nonfiction in August, so that‘s a main priority. I also have several books from the #MMD summer reading list that I‘d still like to read, and, I‘m just ready to mark off some more of my challenges before the end of the year gets too busy! #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 Great goals! 😊 2mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I almost included reading books I already own, but we both know how that goes! I am going to try to avoid buying this month though. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💗📚 2mo
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC Yes, I do! I bought a book the other day because it‘s an autumn book and I couldn‘t help myself! But no more of that 😉 2mo
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I can‘t believe I read the entire #MMD Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide. I left off The Last Romantics because my bookclub is reading it in September. Yay me!

kspenmoll Congratulations! What an achievement! And some great books! 2mo
suvata @kspenmoll They were all very good books. Every one of them got 3, 4, or 5 stars from me. (edited) 2mo
kspenmoll @suvata I own 4 but have not read them yet!!! 2mo
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suvata @kspenmoll Well I hope you enjoy them when you finally get to them. 2mo
Hooked_on_books Wow, nice job! 2mo
suvata @Hooked_on_books Thank you 😊 2mo
thea-block If you had to pick your top three, which would they be? 2mo
Crazeedi Great job! Congrats!!🎉🎉 2mo
MaureenMc 🙌 2mo
Jillylovesbooks That‘s a great accomplishment! 2mo
suvata @thea-block Unmarriageable, Gravity is the Thing, and The Gown. 2mo
thea-block @suvata That‘s awesome! I‘ll have to take a look at those :) 2mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Read in the 1994 and in 2002 — Reading again for
#MMD ModernMrsDarcy.com Book Club pick for August 2019

This is my third reading of P&P and I‘ve seen the BBC presentation (staring Colin Firth 💝) at least 6 times. You might say that this is one of my favorite books and you would be 100% correct.

sprainedbrain 😍😍😍 (how do you feel about the 2005 movie?) 3mo
suvata @sprainedbrain I‘ve never watched it. Colin Firth will always be Mr. Darcy to me. 3mo
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Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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#mmd summer reading guide 2019 ❤ going to have to try afew of these 📚

MelissaSue81 I have read a few!
The River - Not my usual genre, but a good fast read
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Good, interesting, not earth shattering.
Ask Again, Yes - One of my favorites of the year
Searching for Sylvie Lee - Started so good, ended so bad
Recursion - again not at all my usual genre, but it was hard to put down!
Daisy Jones - Pretty good, I think its over hyped.

I am picking up The Mother-in-law from the library today
BookNAround I‘ve read five of these and have several more on my shelves. 3mo
Cinfhen Need to screenshot and then enlarge #ImGettingOld 👵🏼but I think I‘ve read a bunch😉 3mo
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suzie.reads @MelissaSue81 thanks for that I know which ones to try first 😃 3mo
suzie.reads @BookNAround I have afew stacked not read any yet. 3mo
suzie.reads @Cinfhen it is small it is on the website though 😃 3mo
Reviewsbylola Quite a few of these are on my TBR! I loved Recursion. 3mo
suzie.reads @Reviewsbylola I really want to read Recursion, I enjoyed Dark Matter. 3mo
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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith
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Well, I certainly got my fill of rom-com this summer while working my way through the #MMD Summer Reading Guide. 7 books left to read (out of 30). Whew!!

Hooked_on_books Impressive! 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m cruising through these as well. I‘ve read some good ones so far, but I think I‘ll probably still be working on them going into fall. 3mo
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BookBabe Wow! 3mo
suvata @Ashley_Nicoletto I have really enjoyed almost all of them. There were just a few that were just OK to me. I think I had three or four 5-star ratings, which is excellent. 3mo
suvata @BookBabe Yay Me! 🤷‍♀️ You can get a lot of reading done when you‘re retired. 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘ve enjoyed everything I‘ve read so far as well! It‘s a great list. 3mo
suvata @Ashley_Nicoletto Absolutely 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @suvata aaaaahhh, I was going to ask, how on earth... Goals 😉 3mo
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This is my favorite book of the 30 listed on the #MMD Summer Reading List. It gets 5-stars from me because it was so very unique. The writing style was brilliant and the subject matter was totally relatable to me. I still have 10 books to read from the list but I doubt any will top this one.

mcipher Oooh, I didn‘t know she had an adult book - I‘ve loved a few of her YA so I definitely have to pick this up! 3mo
suvata @mcipher I think this is her first adult book and it‘s fabulous. 3mo
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