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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Pickpick

As the second book in the Lady Janies series, My Plain Jane lacks the spark of ridiculousness that was present in My Lady Jane. Perhaps spoofing/retelling Jane Eyre lends itself to a more rigid set of events, where book one was free to pilfer from various historical interpretation and loosely kept records.

Here we meet Jane Eyre, who is being courted by the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits, keeping this one in line with the⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick supernatural plotlines. It was funny and a few times I cackled pretty hard, but the middle of this book felt a little slow and droll to me. Some jokes benefit those of us who read Jane Eyre, but maybe this would have felt fresher if I didn't just read Bronte's source material. It's fun and modern, with the same sort of snarkiness & contemporary social commentary that made book one so enjoyable, it's just turned down⬇️ 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick a couple of notches here.
Still catching up on April...The is my April #BooksSpin selection #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks and a title for #YApril @Allylu
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Allylu YAy! 8mo
Traci1 I read this one first, and while I liked it, I'm with you. Lady Jane was more fun. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks I still haven't gotten to Lady Jane!! One of these days!! 8mo
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maich
Breaking Belle | Isabella Starling
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#BookReport #AprilReadingUpdate
I read 11 books in April
5 adults
3 young adults for #YApril #YAbuddyread
3 children books

Favourite was the tagged one.

@megnews

Gissy Great! 📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 9mo
Tera66 Wow!!📚😁 9mo
maich @Gissy @Tera66 Thanks❤ 9mo
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Allylu
Early Morning Riser | Katherine Heiny
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Read 15 books in April! Still way ahead of where I used to be. Not as much fun as #MiddleGradeMarch, but a successful #YApril in my opinion. I read 9 YA books, finished 5 of the 6 prompts for Spring #BOOKED2021, 3 books for the #DisabilityReadathon and decided to continue reading books with disabled authors or MC each month, read 6 of the 7 prompts for #ThankfulAthon. Also added 15 books to my quest of reading 100 books this year! A good month!

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Just Fly Away | Andrew McCarthy
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Mehso-so

A #Booked21 #Hear/Here overachiever: I listened to this book set in an unnamed NJ town, speculated to be nearby Westfield (where the author was born.) Mentions of going down the shore and taking the train to the city felt familiar to me.

I was really hoping to enjoy this one, but it was just MEH. Fifteen year old Lucy's life is disrupted when she finds out her father had a brief affair and she has an 8 year old brother living IN TOWN. 😲⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick There was some promise of good family dynamics, but Lucy was very one-note regarding the infidelity. I mean, with her angry outbursts early and often, I almost thought that SHE was cheated on. Yes, teens have lots of hormones and I remember feeling like the world was ending, but Lucy was rather shitty to her parents the rest of the way through. Scenes with her grandfather improved the book to average but more interaction with her sister ⬇️ 9mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick might've added more depth and another viewpoint on the situation.

@4thHouseontheLeft @barbaratheBibliophage @cinfhen
Another #Bookspinbingo box @Thearomaofbooks and #YApril @Allylu
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Allylu Way to go! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 9mo
Cinfhen I bought this for THAT author but found it meh too ☹️props for choosing a HearHere book!!! #JerseyGirl 9mo
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SarahBradley
Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas
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Book 20 #YApril Maverick‘s younger days...a hopeful coming of age story amidst the harsh throes of Garden Heights.

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SarahBradley
In Paris with You | Clmentine Beauvais
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Found this listed in one of my many searches for Young Adult novels in verse. It was written in poetic form, but actually a love story alternating between the characters as teenagers and ten years after. A quirky plot that centers on how views of love change as we mature. I‘ll go ahead and include it in #YApril -Book 19 #poetrymatters @Eggs

Eggs ❤️📚❤️ 9mo
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megnews
Untitled | Unknown
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In April I finished 10/14 planned + 2 additional books for #YApril. (Thanks for hosting @Allylu )
I also read 7 books for Litsy #buddyreads.
Plus 2 #MG , 4 picture books, & 3 additional fiction.
Grand total: 27 books!

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Allylu
Ash & Bramble | Sarah Prineas
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This Cinderella story is dark at times and has an unexpected ending. It‘s full of adventure, love and magic. There are many other fairytale characters woven into it. I had fun picking them out. #100YEARS100BOOKS #61 #BookSpinBingo #5 #YApril #9 #ThankfulAthon

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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