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Cinfhen
11.22.63 | Stephen King
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I‘ll be starting this book later today, possibly tomorrow. A #BuddyRead and #SummerChunkster with @Kalalalatja ❤️ Two trusted Littens have sung this King novel‘s praises, so expectations are high🤭

Andrew65 I love this book! 😍 Enjoy! 5y
Kalalalatja I‘m hoping to finish my current read today, and begin it tomorrow! 👍 5y
keys_on_fire I loved this book!! I missed the adaptation they did of it because I don‘t have Hulu, but someday I‘ll see it!! Have fun :) 5y
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BookNAround My daughter (almost 20) loved this book so much she recommended it to her English professor for next year‘s version of a class she took. 5y
CarolynM I have a copy of this I've been meaning to read for a while. Look forward to your verdict. 5y
Cinfhen Excellent @Kalalalatja do you want to join us @CarolynM ??? 5y
AmyG This is such a good book! 5y
CarolynM Maybe. I'll think about it. Thanks for the offer🙂 5y
BarbaraBB I hope it is better than 5y
Reviewsbylola Enjoy!!!! 5y
Reviewsbylola 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 please be #teamsteph 5y
Leftcoastzen It‘s a great read. 5y
Owlizabeth I really liked this one! Just don‘t watch the Hulu series with James Franco - they did a terrible job. 5y
TrishB Great read 👍🏻 5y
emilyhaldi 🤞🏻 5y
arubabookwoman This is a good one! 5y
Cinfhen I read the first 25 pages and I‘m thinking “OH HELL, #TimeTravel” soooooo NOT my thing...BUT I‘m trusting u guys @arubabookwoman @emilyhaldi @TrishB @Owlizabeth @Leftcoastzen @Reviewsbylola @AmyG 5y
Cinfhen There‘s LOADS of #LitsyLove @BarbaraBB @CarolynM so thinking positive thoughts ☺️ 5y
arubabookwoman Just ignore the technical details of the time travel and go with the story. Immerse yourself in the 1950‘s and 60‘s, and especially the stories (fictionalized but I think historically accurate) of the people and facts behind the JFK assasination. 5y
Cinfhen Will do @arubabookwoman 🤓 5y
TrishB You‘ll soon forget about the time travel! 5y
emilyhaldi I had the SAME thought about time travel!!! Almost didn‘t pick up the book bc of it, but it‘s so well done you won‘t even care about that aspect 5y
Reviewsbylola Agree with @TrishB and @emilyhaldi . You know I‘m not at all one for fantasy elements and it didn‘t bother me in this book at all. 5y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Time travel is not usually my thing either, but I thought this was creative. And it goes quickly for a chunkster. I liked, but didn‘t love, it. It‘s the only King I‘ve read besides his memoir, because I don‘t do scary. Hope you enjoy! 5y
Cinfhen Thanks peeps!! I‘m trusting you ALL @britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @TrishB And so excited you are joining us @CarolynM @Kalalalatja 5y
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Cinfhen
A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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I made #NoExcuses at book club tonight, as I bravely copped to the bail 😉Only one person liked the book, every one else hated it!!! And we finally choose our first half of next year‘s reads...Guess which one was my pick?!?! #BookClubPicks

riversong153 @Librariana I second this guess 5y
BarbaraBB Obviously 😉 5y
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Cinfhen Nope @Librariana @riversong153 @BarbaraBB But I‘m super excited to read that one!!! 5y
TrishB I think the SK? 5y
Kalalalatja But the SK is a chunkster, right @TrishB ? So it couldn‘t be that one 😄 5y
merelybookish Weight of Ink? 5y
KarenUK I‘m thinking it‘s A place for us....? (edited) 5y
Cinfhen Another book I‘m looking forward to @merelybookish but NOT the one I recommended 5y
Cinfhen The lovely @TrishB has guessed correctly 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻and it‘s 870 pages @Kalalalatja ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 5y
Cinfhen The two I‘m not excited for are the Fitzgerald and 5y
Cinfhen Thanks for all the guesses 💕 5y
merelybookish I wouldn't be excited about Fitzgerald either. 😒 5y
Cinfhen The person who suggested the Fitzgerald also suggested tonight‘s book choice @merelybookish so I‘m already weary of her picks 😫 5y
TrishB It will fly by! I think it‘s a really easy read. But I love SK that much that I find it hard to offer anything independent- I‘m always grateful for another book! I haven‘t read that Fitzgerald so can‘t comment. 5y
TrishB A Place for Us sounds good 👍🏻 and The Weight of Ink - that title is awesome! 5y
ephemeralwaltz The SK is so good. It is easy @TrishB I couldn't stop reading!! 5y
Leftcoastzen Love the King, but I love all Fitzgeralds. 5y
Zelma What was the book you bailed on? 5y
LeahBergen I KNOW it‘s the Kadish. 😘 5y
LeahBergen Wait, what?? 😂😂 5y
Cinfhen @Zelma the bailed book was beyond horrible 5y
Cinfhen Hahaha @LeahBergen but I‘m all for the Kadish book!!! I‘ve been wanting to read the King forever and summer seemed like the perfect time to do it @Leftcoastzen @ephemeralwaltz @TrishB I‘m actually pretty pleased with the first 6 books selected 🤞🏼🤞🏼 5y
Reviewsbylola I would have guessed The Weight of Ink! You better love 11/22/63!!! One of my favorite books ever. Except I feel like you‘re never #teamsteph so 😬🤞🏻😬🤞🏻 5y
Cinfhen I totally have 11.22.63 on my list from you @Reviewsbylola and the fact that the ladies agreed to read King makes me soooo happy!! Turns out they all LOVED your other choice...so I guess we were all #TeamSteph on that pick (edited) 5y
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Kalalalatja
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I don‘t know if this can count as a #plottwist, but the narrative twist in the middle of this book had me like 😱😱

#Aprella

Reviewsbylola I hated this one. 😂😬 So funny because @emilyhaldi LOVED it and gave it five stars. 5y
LauraBeth I LOVED this book! 5y
Cathythoughts I loved this one 👍🏻❤️ 5y
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KarenUK @Reviewsbylola I‘m definitely on #teamemily and #teamlaurabeth with this one but I think @cinfhen is on #teamsteph ! @laurabeth @emilyhaldi 5y
Mdargusch Oh for sure! That was a big twist. 5y
emilyhaldi Yes!!! Glad to have such a solid team @LauraBeth @Cathythoughts @KarenUK I actually want to read this one again.... amazing plot twist 🙌🏻 5y
erzascarletbookgasm Interesting. Mixed reviews. Still tbr. 5y
Cinfhen As much as I hated this book, I haven‘t forgotten it at all!!! And there were a few more plot twists towards the end.... so that counts for something but I‘m definitely with @Reviewsbylola on this one🙌🏻 5y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Can I join you and @Reviewsbylola 😀?! 5y
Kalalalatja I‘m with you @emilyhaldi @LauraBeth @Cathythoughts @KarenUK I LOVED it! But somehow I‘m not surprised @Reviewsbylola, @BarbaraBB and @Cinfhen didn‘t 😄😄 @erzascarletbookgasm I can only recommend reading it! 👍 5y
Cinfhen Always room for another #Hater 🤣😂😉 @BarbaraBB 💗😘 5y
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Mdargusch
The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Breakfast and a new book. I‘m getting started early on #freakyfriday because I can‘t help myself and because I‘ve been wanting to read this one!

JenlovesJT47 This book is so good!! 5y
emilyhaldi Yum! 5y
Reviewsbylola Wonder if you‘ll be #teamsteph or #teamemily. 5y
Mdargusch That remains to be seen @Reviewsbylola 5y
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Cinfhen
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This NEEDS to be a movie, similar to Hidden Figures where I thought the book failed in parts but the movie was fantastic because the story was so incredible. I was livivid over the greed, arrogance and cruelty shown to these young girls who suffered so terribly but my disappointment in the overburdened storytelling and lack of focus took away some of my interest. This was an ambitious story but I would have preferred less. Thanks #Hoopla

TrishB Great review - I have it languishing on the dead kindle. 5y
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB have you thought about replacing your Kindle??? I‘m thinking of buying one, which works best for outside reading???? Any Littens know!?!? Please weigh in🧡 5y
TrishB Definitely will get a new one - mainly for the travelling! I asked for any recommendations the other day and loads of littens gave theirs - under The White Road on my posts! I‘m deciding how much money to spend too 😁❤️ 5y
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MicrobeMom Agreed! They totally should make it a movie!! 5y
Megabooks Great review! You nailed it. Too many girls, too many locations. I think that probably why I bailed. Also, people reading this, it makes for a very frustrating audiobook. 5y
AlaMich I ended up skimming a lot of it. It‘s a great story but yeah, this book had problems. 5y
Cinfhen Thanks for having my back @Booksandcooks @AlaMich @MicrobeMom 🤓 5y
emilyhaldi I‘m glad it was a pick for you... I 💯 loved all of the different stories and girls!! But I hardly put this book down once I picked it up so perhaps that‘s why it was easy for me to follow and enjoy each story? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5y
Reviewsbylola Damn I thought for sure you would be #teamsteph on this. 😭😭😭 The writing completely ruined the story for me. 5y
Cinfhen I really wavered @Reviewsbylola and I agree in another author‘s hand this book could have been phenomenal 5y
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Cinfhen
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The beauty of this book besides it‘s hilarity is how relatable Scaachi Koul is. She‘s a thirty something single girl of Indian descent, I‘m a 50 something Jewish wife & mother and yet, Scaachi‘s family could easily be mine 😊Her parents, Indian immigrants were my favorite part of this collection as I recognized so much of my own parents in their overwhelming love and sense of family & tradition. Easy to read with some real insight❣️❣️❣️

tammysue Lovely review! 😊 5y
dgingo I‘m adding it to my stack! Thanks for sharing your review! 5y
Leftcoastzen Nice review!More people should focus on the things we have in common rather than things that divide us. 5y
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dgingo @Leftcoastzen Indeed! 🙌🏼 5y
Sophoclessweetheart What a gorgeous review. I‘m curious about this now x 5y
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 5y
ElishaLovesBooks This sounds great! I loved the review too! 5y
emilyhaldi Glad you liked her! I found her super annoying and had to bail on the audio. We are not aligning on many books recently!! 🤪 5y
Kalalalatja Stacked! 5y
Cinfhen Ha @emilyhaldi wtf!?! I hope you love it like I did @Kalalalatja @ElishaLovesBooks @TrishB @Wanderingwithwords @Leftcoastzen @dgingo @whatshesreadingnow it‘s not perfect but I really enjoyed getting to know Scaachi and her family💕💕 5y
dgingo @Cinfhen 👍🏼 (And, really, what is perfect?) 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @emilyhaldi y‘all crack me up!!! 🤣😂🤣😂 @Cinfhen (edited) 5y
minkyb Love the review! 5y
Reviewsbylola You‘re totally not #teamsteph on this one. 😂😂 5y
Cinfhen Nope, I don‘t think we‘ve had a #lovematch in a REALLY LONG time @Reviewsbylola 5y
Reviewsbylola We agreed on a book you posted about yesterday!! 5y
Cinfhen Truth @Reviewsbylola but what was the last book we both loved besides 5y
Reviewsbylola I can barely remember what I read last week. 😂😂😂 5y
Reviewsbylola So I have no idea. 5y
Cinfhen I see you liked The Lover‘s Dictionary @Reviewsbylola me too....although it hardly counts as a book😉 5y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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My February stats are 10 books read. It‘s possible (although not probable) that I‘ll bring my total to 11 by the end of tonight. My 🥇 for this month is, without a shadow of a doubt, The Great Alone. I can‘t say enough about how much I loved it. ♥️♥️♥️

ItsAngel @Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed Best Day Ever! I‘m looking forward to the Kristin Hannah one. 5y
FeastOfFiction The Great Alone was one of my all time favorite books. It‘s hard to move on to something else after reading such beauty in words. 5y
Hollie I haven‘t gotten to The Great Alone yet, but I‘m hoping to soon. I love Hannah. 5y
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Mdargusch Can‘t wait to read that and Best Day Ever! 5y
morgan_krahn The Great Alone is next up for me! I can‘t wait to read it! 5y
Songbird72 It's definitely on my tbr list! 5y
emilyhaldi Geez you are really raving about this book! 5y
Cinfhen I‘m so surprised by this outpouring of love for 5y
Reviewsbylola It‘s soooo good!! @Cinfhen 5y
Cinfhen Jeez, now expectations are high & I‘m going to hate the freakin book....😖😜adding it to my #BOTM 5y
L_auren Trusting you blindly on this one!! 5y
Reviewsbylola Hopefully you‘re #teamsteph and not #teamcindy. 😂😂 @L_auren @Cinfhen (edited) 5y
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Reviewsbylola
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Bailedbailed

It‘s time for a confession. I‘m bailing on The Power. I gave it 100 pages, but I had two major issues with it. The first was that I just didn‘t find it well written. The writing had almost a YA feel to it. Maybe it‘s just me. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Then I realized I also just didn‘t care for the story. Margot‘s storyline was somewhat fascinating to me, but I didn‘t care for the other two. I realized I was just dreading picking it up. #botm #botmchallenge 55/60

L_auren Girl this was my only bail so far!!! I feel you 5y
Reviewsbylola It was just so bad imo. @L_auren 5y
Mdargusch I hate when books are written that way. 5y
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Hollie I‘m glad I didn‘t pick this one up! 5y
kate_reads *whispers* I did too...🤭 5y
Laughterhp I haven‘t officially bailed yet, but it‘s tough to get myself to pick it up! I can‘t get into the writing.. 5y
Reviewsbylola Solidarity. 👊🏻 I really wanted to stick it out, but at the end of the day I am not going to force myself to read something I truly don‘t like. @katekrug @Laughterhp 5y
Megabooks I loved it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ we are so different! This might even make my best of. 😂😂 5y
Reviewsbylola We‘ll always have Sing Unburied Sing at least. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 @Booksandcooks 5y
Kristy_K I felt the same way! 5y
Cinfhen I loved it too @Booksandcooks ❤️❤️and I found all the narrators compelling. I got zero YA vibes and I thought the writing was well done 😁so I guess on this one we'll need to #agreetodisagree 😘😘😘 5y
Cinfhen @L_auren I don't think we've agreed on ANY BOTM picks 5y
Reviewsbylola I wanted to love it like you did. Your review made me so hopeful. Ultimately, I think I‘m really picky about magical realism and dystopian. @Cinfhen 5y
Cinfhen I just started my book from @emilyhaldi and I'm loving it! I think you & @L_auren loved it too!!! 5y
Reviewsbylola I thought it was great. I loved the subtle satire and the dystopian setting. It really worked for me in this instance. @Cinfhen but @emilyhaldi wasn‘t a fan. 5y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I was definitely #teamSteph on The Blinds! Really good book, and my dad loved the audio. @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @L_auren 5y
L_auren Yep I liked The Blinds!! 5y
emilyhaldi So bad 5y
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