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Kangaj1
The Anomaly | Herv Le Tellier
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@thearomaofbooks #bookspin #bookspinbingo Thanks for the reminder to post my June bookspin list! I still have quite a few from May that I would like to get to, so we'll see if this list sticks.
Also includes books for #TBRDeckOfCards #Roll100 #AuthorAMonth

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I seem to have a LOT of carry-overs this month! 😂 1d
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erzascarletbookgasm
A Suspension of Mercy | Patricia Highsmith
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Patricia Highsmith‘s main characters/‘villains‘ are always interesting, very often with psychopathic tendencies. Here, Sydney is no exception, in fact I was quite perplexed with his odd behaviour and play acting. Maybe that‘s what goes on in the mind of a highly imaginative writer. But his self absorbed actions only brought tragedies. Absorbing read, pretty good, but I didn‘t like it as much as Deep Water or Strangers on a Train.
#AuthorAMonth

Linsy I love that cover! 4d
LeahBergen This sounds good! 4d
merelybookish Great cover! 4d
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sprainedbrain
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I only listened to The Price of Salt… but wow.

Gorgeous writing, a remarkable, painfully beautiful story, and really stellar audio narration by Cassandra Campbell.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

My #AuthorAMonth book for May.

DHill Cassandra Campbell also did an amazing job narrating Carol. 4d
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Soubhiville
The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Chris Bohjalian delivers another fun drama/thriller. A group of 60‘s era movie stars are on safari to celebrate the wedding of Hollywood starlet Katie. They‘re having a grand time watching and photographing the wildlife when their camp is ransacked and they are all taken hostage.

I really liked this one and raced through it. It would be a good choice for next month‘s #authoramonth. I just couldn‘t wait.

(With my little lion, Igor.)

Megabooks Reading this now and enjoying it! 5d
Leftcoastzen What a cute pose! 😁😻 5d
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AmyG
Lost Among the Living | Simone St. James
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I was able to finish the tagged book and Strangers on a Train for #AuthoraMonth - Patricia Highsmith. Both good books. Still working on Crossroads - Jonathan Franzen…which is a wordy, slow read. A bit of a struggle but hoping to finish this week.

@Andrew65 Thanks for the challenge!
#MarvelousMay

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squirrelbrain
Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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I enjoyed this #sapphicnovel #pop22 but not as much as Strangers on a Train, which I also read for #aam. It has the same unsettling vibe but this one is much slower and felt very ‘of its time‘.

I found the mismatched relationship between Therese and Carol, an older more ‘worldly‘ woman rather intriguing, and the slow story certainly picked up when they went on their road-trip.

I‘m glad I‘ve finally read some Highsmith thanks to #authoramonth!

Cinfhen I was going to pick this up but I have a feeling it‘s going to be too slow. Great review and lovely photo 2w
BarbaraBB Your surroundings look amazing! 2w
Megabooks Excellent review! I enjoyed this more than Strangers, but perhaps that‘s because of reading the audiobook?? I agree that the style is of its time, but the content was fairly groundbreaking, imo. Lovely campsite!! 2w
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squirrelbrain I think I would have preferred the audiobook - the style of book would lend itself to audio very well, I think. We can see other campers around us @BarbaraBB @cinfhen @Megabooks - I took the photo so we look more like we‘re wild camping than we are! Still, it‘s lovely. There is a cuckoo in the daytime and hooting owls at night! 2w
Cinfhen Fun 🤩 2w
TheBookHippie I loved this book when I first read it, it was oddly dark and intriguing. I reread this month and still enjoyed it! 2w
BarbaraBB That‘s what I do too. In my pictures it always seems as if I‘m the only one wherever I am 😀 (edited) 2w
Hooked_on_books Beautiful spot! 2w
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DHill
Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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No particular reason why but I really didn‘t think I‘d like this book and put off starting it for this month‘s #AuthorAMonth. I am entranced. I don‘t know if it‘s the writing, the narration, both?

@Soubhiville

KathyWheeler I liked the movie as well. 2w
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vlwelser
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So creepy. She was such a good writer. But her characters make my skin crawl a bit.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

#BookSpin done! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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sarahbellum
Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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This book took me back to being young, insecure, and not knowing what to do with all of the obsessive thoughts and feelings pinging around your head when you‘re completely under someone else‘s spell. A slippery, uncomfortable, and sometimes unhealthy state to be in, I was appreciative of the character growth and semi-happy ending Highsmith developed.

My first Highsmith, but probably not my last #authoramonth
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Soubhiville
My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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There are so many great and slightly unsettling author pics of Patricia Highsmith that I couldn‘t choose just one! I love an author photo that includes a pet, and she clearly loved her cats.

May is halfway over #AuthorAMonth readers. I hope you‘re enjoying your picks.

June‘s author will be Chris Bohjalian, in case you need to put in an order or library hold. (He‘s a favorite of mine, from my birth state, Vermont.)

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Cinfhen Thanks for posting the reminder! I bailed on my original pick for Highsmith ( Deepwater) but I‘m gonna try another 2w
Cinfhen And I‘m hoping to pick up the newest book from Bohjalian 2w
Soubhiville @Cinfhen I just started The Lioness- picked up on my travels and couldn‘t wait! Lol. 2w
Cinfhen Ohhhh, good to know 😄 2w
BarkingMadRun I have a book for June! 2w
UwannaPublishme I‘m leaning toward The Lioness too. 2w
Blackink_WhitePaper I am reading short stories collection of Highsmith. It is as u said unsettling but wittily crafted stories. Thanks for recommendation💐 I am reading 6d
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