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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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One of the best fictional takes I have read based on real #History! I love Mantel‘s style. It takes getting used to, however.


Cinfhen This has been on my TBR for ages #MaybeOneDay #PageCountPhobia 1w
arlenefinnigan Not my kind of thing but I got it for my mum and she loved it. 1w
Aimeesue So very, very good! 1w
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batsy It's pretty brilliant ❤️ 1w
LeahBergen I‘m so excited for the third! 👏🏻 1w
Ruthiella @LeahBergen I know! Me too. 😃 1w
Ruthiella @batsy Totally! She has become one of my favorite authors! 😀 1w
Ruthiella @Aimeesue It was excellent, right? I even developed a literary crush on Cromwell!😍 1w
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan That‘s great you know your mom‘s taste! I am always tickled when I recommend a book and get it right! 😀 1w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Ha ha. Embrace the chunkster! I find there is something very satisfying about spending a long time in one fictional world personally. 😀 1w
CarolynM I loved it too. 1w
Ruthiella @CarolynM Yay 😃! Another fan! 1w
Centique @Ruthiella @LeahBergen me three! God I loved this book. I can‘t even explain it‘s draw for me - it‘s one of the very few books I just wanted to turn to the front and start it all over again. 7d
Ruthiella @Centique Mantel has a way of placing the reader inside the action of the book. I really felt I was THERE! 😀 7d
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#RedRoseSeptember Trying to use books from my TBR all month...let‘s see how long that lasts😜A survivalist father takes his young daughter out into the woods claiming the world has ended #PoorMisguidedFool but what happens when Peggy discovers her father‘s betrayal. Lots of mixed reviews keep putting me off from reading this book. #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime #MaybeOneDay

BarbaraBB I enjoyed that other book of her, 2w
Kalalalatja I loved this one! 2w
TrishB I haven‘t got to this one either! 2w
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Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @TrishB I really liked Swimming Lessons but was meh about 👉🏽so I‘m curious how I‘ll feel about Endless 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
arlenefinnigan Love the cover! 2w
BarbaraBB Bitter Orange is on my reading list for later this year. I remember your meh review though... 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Moray_Reads Oooh, I HATED this one 2w
Simona Nice writing/good atmosphere, eye rolling story ... 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Cinfhen Better or worse than Bitter Orange?? @Simona Ha @Moray_Reads And you capitalized HATE 🤓😜Ill be curious to see how much I like or dislike the book. BTW: how do I get the linked book to appear in the middle of the sentence??? 2w
Simona Worse ... it‘s YA book trying to be adult. A on the BTW Q - I think that this is impossible.🤔 2w
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Gravity's Rainbow | Thomas Pynchon
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This is on my TBR list, because it's one of the books on my Greatest Opening Lines of Literature mug, but I haven't read it yet. #AyUpAugust #ChasingRainbows
@Cinfhen @squirrelbrain

CaitlinR It‘s been a long time, but my younger self loved it — hope you will too. 3w
Billypar Good choice: I have the same mug and Gravity's Rainbow is also on my 'one of these days' list. 3w
Godpants Good luck! It‘s a lot. I‘ll probably try to finish it someday. 3w
Cinfhen It‘s a title I‘m familiar with but I have no idea what the book is about 🙄#MaybeOneDay 3w
squirrelbrain Great choice! 👍🌈 3w
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Strayed goes #DownInTheWoods of the Pacific Crest Trail to find herself. For me, this was such a good read...it was gut wrenching, it was soul searching, and yet it was filled with hope. This isn‘t my usual type of book, but I appreciated her honesty and her bravery to do this and to stick with this. #ayupaugust

Cinfhen A book that has been lingering in hibernation for too long! Started this book years ago & somehow never finished it🙄Thanks for the reminder! #MaybeOneDay I‘ll actually finish it❣️ 4w
squirrelbrain Another one I‘ve been meaning to read for years too.... 😁 4w
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Franny and Zooey | J.D. Salinger
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Breaktime at work.... White Peach matcha green tea and this little gem....
Is it weird that I‘m only 15 pages in and feel a 5⭐️read coming on???? I‘m loving it!
Then again, I am a notorious #starslut ! 😂 @Cinfhen

wanderinglynn One of my favorite books! 👍🏻 4w
BittersweetBooks Those are the best kind!! 4w
Cinfhen #MaybeOneDay I‘ll finally read this book (edited) 4w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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What could be a happier hour, than being with fabulous friends, talking about books, and maybe having a glass of wine, or 2 for 1 if it‘s #happyhour !?
I met an amazing group of women at a bookclub, when I first moved to SoFL over 10 yrs ago. We then all joined a 2nd group, as we couldn‘t get enough! Then we formed a 3rd! So we meet 3 times a month!

Here are the next few selections for the club I run. (We skip Dec for gift giving!)

MicheleinPhilly You have some GREAT selections coming up! 1mo
Tex2Flo 🌺💕💕💕😙😘👍🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼💋💋💋 1mo
squirrelbrain I agree @MicheleinPhilly - some great books there! And how lovely to have IRL book friends too! 1mo
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Cinfhen What an awesome lineup!!! I‘d love to make a guest appearance at your book club 🥰 4w
KarenUK @cinfhen you are welcome any time my lovely! 😘💕 4w
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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I admit I was not looking forward to the #comicorgraphicnovel prompt for #booked2019. Saga blew me away! It‘s so good that I stayed up way past my bedtime so that I could finish the first four volumes in one day. I might be hooked on graphic novels now.

Cinfhen So glad u enjoyed this prompt!! I‘ve tried so many times to read comics/ GN but I just can‘t get into them 😩 1mo
BridgetteM @cinfhen I hear you! I have avoided graphic novels like the plague. This was my first foray. 1mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! I haven‘t tried Saga #MaybeOneDay 1mo
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Exbrarian Saga and Paper Girls are solid choices for book readers who are reluctant to try Graphic Novels. 1mo
KathyWheeler I avoided graphic novels figuring I was far too old from them. Then, when I was 50, my much younger brother introduced me to Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman, which I loved. I found Saga and Joe Hill‘s Locke & Key, both of which are fantastic, by myself. Saga blows me away. In every issue. 1mo
KathyWheeler @Exbrarian Yes! I forgot about Paper Girls; it‘s great too. 1mo
BridgetteM @Exbrarian Thanks for the recommendation! Paper girls looks awesome. 1mo
BridgetteM @KathyWheeler 😊 Graphic novels by Neal Gaiman and Joe Hill? Sign me up! 1mo
KathyWheeler @BridgetteM Sandman was the first Gaiman I ever read. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Saga is wonderful! 1mo
BridgetteM @KathyWheeler It was American Gods for me. Sandman is going to be my next Neal Gaiman, for sure. 1mo
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Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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Emma. Born with wild longings. Bored with the provincial life when she married the good (dull) country doctor, she pursues scandalous affairs. Wish I could tell poor Charles Bovary #dontmarryher but too late, the lives of everyone around her are endangered.


(Still from the 1991 movie adaptation starring Isabelle Huppert as Emma Bovary)

squirrelbrain Good one! 👍😁 1mo
Cinfhen #MaybeOneDay I‘d love to read this novel 1mo
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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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#MayMovieMagic You would think with a prompt called #Easy thinking of a book would be #easy 😉I had to consult with my GoodReads!! I‘ve read the memoir and gave it 3 stars and the tagged book is still on my #WantToRead list(along with 963 other books😂) #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

erzascarletbookgasm I have the Ruta Sepetys on my tbr too. 4mo
TrishB It‘s good to have a goal 😁 4mo
GatheringBooks i‘ve read only good things about ruta sepetys. 😘😍🧚🏼‍♀️📚 4mo
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hermyknee Ooh Out of the Easy was the first Ruta Sepetys I read - so good! 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard good things about the tagged book but I wasn‘t blown away by her other book, which also has a HIGH Litsy rating @hermyknee @GatheringBooks @erzascarletbookgasm 4mo
Cinfhen Yes @TrishB if I read 120 books a year from my current TBR and don‘t add anything else to my TBR I can reach my goal in about 8 1/2 years!!! 4mo
CafeMom This one is on my TBR list also. 4mo
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This wasn‘t really what I expected. I thought it would focus more on the murder than it actually did. I enjoyed the parts about the murder and trial and some of the parts that weren‘t directly related to that were entertaining/interesting. But I did find myself losing interest and skimming at times, and honestly, I can‘t really say I cared about any of the people in this book. 🤷🏽‍♀️

#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

rretzler 😻 4mo
Cinfhen This has sat on my #maybeOneDay pile for years!!!!! I‘m drawn to it but haven‘t yet felt compelled to read it. (edited) 4mo
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