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lele1432
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Pickpick

My 1st Ruth Ware & Imogen Church (narration) & I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it! Highly atmospheric & indeed spooky, this was a proper mystery with a dash of psychological horror, featuring a luxurious old Victorian (possibly haunted?) smart house with a bad history. The reality of the situation was sad all around, & the family dynamics added a richness to the character dev & the plot itself. Church's narration was PERFECTION. 4.5⭐️s!

vivastory Wonderful review! (Although I disagree) 😂 4d
lele1432 @vivastory haha thanks so much! I'm definitely going to read the book you suggested! 😊 4d
vivastory I hope you love it! 4d
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lele1432
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Pickpick

Between so-so & a pick. Some clunky writing, & Hen never seemed like a fully fleshed-out MC. Some reveals were too convenient, like Hen's prior behavior, or unnecessary. The first reveal felt too early. I enjoyed the psychotic on full display, but have tired of the unreliable mentally ill MC trope. Still unsure if the main twist was well done or gimmicky. But overall this was a fast, entertaining serial killer read that kept me wanting more! 3⭐️s

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LoverofLit
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Pickpick

This was one of my favorite books of the year so far. As an introvert, I've felt misplaced or like I didn't fit well and this really helped me see the traits I have as a strength. It also had a wonderful section on relationships with extroverts that I made my husband listen to that was very enlightening. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to connect more closely with themselves or introverted loved ones in their lives. Truly fascinating.

LoverofLit #pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge Your favorite past reading prompt - Audio Book 1w
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LoverofLit
Warcross | Lu Marie
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Pickpick

This book was an interesting premise and I liked the high tech fantastical world, reminiscent of Ender's Game and Ready Player One, this had its own flair. I didn't see the twist towards the end and immediately jumped into the second of this duology.
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A book revolving around a puzzle or game

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LoverofLit
The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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Pickpick

This book was absolutely enchanting. I loved all the characters, but especially Josey. I really liked the magical quality infused into this book that was so subtle and the themes of sisterhood and learning to love yourself and stand on your own. I also did not see the ending coming. Recommend for sure 👍👍
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A book with pop, sugar, or challenge in the title

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LoverofLit
The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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Mehso-so

This book was odd, as many from Scandinavia seem to be. The humor was there, though dry and hard to miss but the real gem of this book was the relationship of the grandmother and the granddaughter and the juxtaposition of their experiences and priorities at opposite ends of each other. Short, and a bit boring for being so short but it was alright.
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A book set in Scandinavia

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OriginalCyn620
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Starting this one today for #popsugarreadingchallenge. I have high hopes!

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OriginalCyn620
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Pickpick

I listened to the audiobook and I think that was a good decision for me! I‘m not sure if I would‘ve enjoyed the print version as much. The production of the audiobook is fantastic! The narrators performed, they didn‘t just read. I loved that! The premise is unique and I‘ve not read anything like it.
#booked2019 #genrebusting
#popsugarreadingchallenge #ghoststory

Cathythoughts Beautiful 2w
Tamra Isn‘t it wonderful?! I‘ve listened twice and could get something out of it 20 times! 2w
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lele1432
Say Say Say | Lila Savage
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Mehso-so

A look at a caregiver's complex relationship dynamics. No real plot, but there are relatable anecdotes concerning career choices, not being where you thought you'd be in life, & the mundane, like battles with laziness & proper human interaction. It packs in a lot; grief, loss, brain trauma, queerness, blurred lines of employee/friend, but some of the pontifications on misogyny & religion felt misplaced or rushed & didn't keep my focus. 2.75⭐️s

cathipink I requested this at the library bc I saw it on the LitHub fall release list. I wasn't feeling it at the time, but I'm thinking I might not go back to it either, based on your review. 3w
lele1432 @cathipink Hi Cathi! I think your enjoyment definitely depends on what you're in the mood for. It's without a plot, so it's mostly the MC's inner thoughts & interactions with her girlfriend & the family she works for. I enjoyed some of these thoughts, but others came across as random or seemed to ramble on & lose my attention. Too many ideas were packed into this novella, & they felt unfinished. But I see potential & will read this author again. 3w
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OriginalCyn620
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Pickpick

I‘m not a gamer and I‘m not the target audience for this book but I loved it! The 80s pop culture was awesome (yes, there was a LOT of it , but as an 80s kid, I didn‘t mind) and it held my attention throughout. Now I want to see the movie! #booked2019 #booktomovie
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StayCurious The movie is really good! 4w
Cinfhen I should watch the film too❣️The book was fun especially as an #80sGirl 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick! I enjoyed both the book and the movie. 4w
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