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MicheleinPhilly
Silent Scream | Angela Marsons
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I‘ve been wanting to find a new badass lady detective series with a good number of books in the series and VOILA! Kim Stone fills the Helen Grace sized hole in my heart until a new offering from M.J. Arlidge. Already have the next couple ready to go. 👍🏼 #StartASeries

TrishB I‘m not starting any more new series, I‘m not, I‘m not....I have the first five for when I‘m ready though.... 3d
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MicheleinPhilly
Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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This is less #StartASeries than #RevisitASeries. I first read this and One Good Turn maybe a dozen years ago. Thankfully I remembered virtually nothing so it didn‘t feel repetitive at all. I think those going into this series expecting excitement and/or suspense are rightfully disappointed but I really enjoy Atkinson‘s characterizations and look forward to continuing the series. #BelowZer00s

SamAnne I enjoyed it but I like character driven/focused stories. 5d
BarbaraBB You‘re right in time for our discussion that stars in 45 minutes 😉 5d
TrishB Definitely don‘t read for the crime or suspense, but the characters and their stories 👍🏻 5d
Cinfhen Glad the reread didn‘t disappoint \ it just wasn‘t the right book for me 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ 5d
erzascarletbookgasm Great advice 👍 5d
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Cinfhen
Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#BelowZer00s #BuddyRead It took me awhile to get into this one. Wasn‘t wowed and probably won‘t continue on with the series. Saving most comments for next weeks discussion 🤓

Cinfhen I didn‘t hate it @4thhouseontheleft but it won‘t stay with me either 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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BarbaraBB So much prompts again! I just started it and really like the beginning. Let‘s see where it goes! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm All those prompts ✔️ 👏 2w
Cinfhen Always a silver lining @erzascarletbookgasm @BarbaraBB 😇 2w
emilyhaldi Hmmm well maybe I‘ll skip this one after all. I‘m not big on mystery / thriller books so unless it was a standout story I probably won‘t like it... 2w
Cinfhen It felt pretty ordinary to me @emilyhaldi but so far that‘s an #unpopularopinion / won‘t hold it against you if you decide to skip the party😘You‘re always invited 2w
Ruthiella Is this your first book by Atkinson Cindy? 2w
Cathythoughts Oh dear. I loved the sense of humour & the characters & the plot ... did you like Jackson ? 2w
Kalalalatja I‘m not a big mystery/thriller fan either @emilyhaldi but I think I‘m going to give this a try anyway. It is always good to have a few #unpopularopinions in a buddy read discussion Cindy 😉 (edited) 2w
Cinfhen No, this isn‘t my first Atkinson @Ruthiella and I didn‘t like her other books either. Nope, wasn‘t taken with Jackson @Cathythoughts (edited) 2w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I had the same questions as @Cathythoughts ...I also love Atkinson‘s sense of humor. So she‘s not the author for you- which isn‘t a bad thing at all since it helps weed out books on the TBR. 😀 2w
Cinfhen That really might be the case @Ruthiella although this book felt very different than the other book I‘ve read by her. I HATED 2w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I thought George Saunders‘ 10th of December was OK but hated Lincoln in the Bardo. I felt a little bad- he‘s so beloved-but ultimately relieved. Now I can freely avoid his other books! 😜 2w
Cinfhen That‘s what makes reading so wonderful/ we all respond so differently to the same book @Ruthiella 💜 2w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Totally!❤️ 2w
Librarybelle Sorry it was just so-so, but at least it covered a lot of challenges! 2w
Marina_h I would have loved to join the buddyread but I've read the book before and really didn't like it. So you're not alone with your #unpopularopinion I hope you'll have a great discussion about the book 2w
Cinfhen Thanks for having my back @Marina_h You can still join the aughts celebration and join in on the discussion 😁 2w
TrishB I think you‘re probably fine with KA now 😁 I only ever give an author two books!! 2w
Reviewsbylola Like I said before, I think I bailed on this one. Quickly. 😆 Now I‘m thinking my initial dislike wasn‘t unwarranted. It was a shocking bail for me too because it felt like this book was so highly praised so I was sure I would love it. 2w
Cinfhen I‘m not sure why this book earned all the praises??! 🤷🏼‍♀️If your week is busy don‘t feel pressured @Reviewsbylola still pop in and share your aughts photos though 😘 2w
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MicheleinPhilly
She's Leaving Home | William Shaw
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Realized that my holiday stack was heavy on memoirs that are well, heavy, so decided to break them up with some British crime fiction. This reminded me of the recent show Tennison (sadly cancelled.) I quite enjoyed it and am happy I already have the next 2. #StartASeries

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MicheleinPhilly
Rattle | Fiona Cummins
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As much of a horror novel as it is a procedural. We spend a LOT of time with the terrifying psychopath. Already have the second book on hand but I am chilled to the bone (no pun intended) so I may leave it for a bit. #StartASeries

Also I ordered this book 3 years ago from Book Depository because I was impatient for the U.S. publication. 😂

Simona 😂😂😂Impatiens can be tricky ... 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @Simona I remember when @Liberty posted about it and I was all “You‘re such a tease! It‘s not out here for months!” 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
TrishB And it‘s #99ponkindle 👍🏻 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Excellent! And it‘s only 2 books so it‘s not a big commitment. 3mo
eanderson Yet another book I‘ve had on my kindle for a while that I need to get to! 3mo
TrishB Even better! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Omg I do this all the time. One that comes to mind, that I still haven‘t read, is 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Because one can never have too many series ongoing. #StartASeries Quite different from my typical British murder and mayhem picks as it is a geopolitical thriller set in Canada. The recounting of the genocide and rape camps in Bosnia was breathtaking. Not at all an easy read but an important one. 4🌟 👇🏼

cathipink I've wanted to pick up this series- thanks for sharing your review. 5mo
ChasingOm So. Many. Series. 🤣 5mo
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Cathythoughts Nice review! I picked this one too for the challenge & thought it was really good 5mo
TrishB Read this 👍🏻 enjoyed it but haven‘t started any more yet. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB It wasn‘t any easy read, that‘s for sure. I need a “garden variety serial killer” respite. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly @cathipink It was really impressive. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly @ChasingOm I just can‘t seem to help myself! 5mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts Great minds...! 👌🏼 5mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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My reading this month has been CRAAAAAAP. Between houseguests and the boiling temperatures and the World Cup and an unexpectedly busy work month, my heart just has not been in it. I‘ve started and stopped far too many books but am hoping to get back on track in August. #StartASeries I‘m coming to “hang out” with @TrishB and @suzie.reads 😋

suzie.reads Hope you enjoy it 😃 I ❤ this series the books get better and better 6mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m ready for fall. 🤭🤣 Every time I go outside I feel unmotivated. 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto So gross. I hate summer! 6mo
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kspenmoll This heat has been consistently HOT here in CT so I can imagine its been hotter in Philly. 6mo
TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻hope this helps. 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Couldn‘t sleep last night so read most of it and finished at lunch. Then spent far too much time falling down an internet rabbit hole because I knew nothing of Hillsborough. 😢😢 6mo
TrishB 💔💔 Justice for the 96. YNWA. The working class sold out by the establishment and the press making up lies. Long time for the truth to come out but we never stopped fighting. If you can bear it read this one. 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I know your press has quite the reputation but this was absolutely horrendous. As was the behavior of the police. I was happy to see that that Ducken whatever character will be re-tried in October. 6mo
TrishB Thank you for caring. It‘s a subject close to Liverpool fans hearts ♥️. 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I think I feel such affection for Liverpool because the more I read about it, the more it reminds me SOOO much of Philadelphia. He wrote something in this book about the reputation of Scousers and the city amongst people who have never been and it resonated so much with me. 6mo
TrishB I think the cities seem very alike ❤️ and everyone seems to hate your sports fans too! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB HA! That‘s an understatement. 😂 6mo
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MicheleinPhilly
DEAD GONE | Luca Veste
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So many British detective series, so little time. But that won‘t stop me from trying to devour them all. While I wasn‘t at all surprised by the conclusion I enjoyed the journey and look forward to spending more time with Murphy & Rossi. Binge-buying FTW!

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TrishB Yay 🎉 glad you enjoyed it. 8mo
auntie_jenn do you have AcornTV? so many British detective series! 8mo
MicheleinPhilly @auntie_jenn Oh yes! We are frequent Acorn viewers. 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly
Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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I‘ve been a bit preoccupied by a certain fictional female assassin so I figured I‘d keep the fun going by reading about a female serial killer. This was particularly gruesome but the character development was really compelling. I‘ll definitely continue the series. #StartASeries Also this was my #GiftedtoYou pick for #booked2019. Thanks @eanderson !

Lisas.Library I want to read this series! I need to check my local second hand bookstore!! 8mo
Cinfhen Hello @TrishB I think I hear a book calling you!!! 8mo
Cinfhen Hi, Michele!!! Happy to see you‘re busy getting cozy with female serial killers and assassins!!! I think your wife might want to start hiding the kitchen knives 😘😘 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen HA! She knows she would never show up on my hit list. I‘m squeamish with blood so would need her clean-up assistance. 😉😘 8mo
TrishB Definitely stacked 👍🏻 @Cinfhen (edited) 8mo
JoScho This is one of my favorite series! 8mo
eanderson I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 🤗 I have the second in the series... still need to read it though! 8mo
valeriegeary I've been enjoying this series. I think I've read 3. Some bits are more gruesome than others but the characters are always entertaining! 🔪 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly
The Late Show | Michael Connelly
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This is probably a REALLY bad idea but I‘m a glutton for punishment. #StartASeries

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