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The Midnight Man | Caroline Mitchell

Downloaded on a whim as a dog for #booked22 I ended up really enjoying this. Criminal case, psychological thriller with a touch of the paranormal so not my usual thing at all!

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Second in the Gamache series, and it counts for #setinacanadianprovince for #booked2022. Kind of an obvious choice for that one 😂 I did enjoy it, but it‘s a bit more “cozy” and I usually prefer my murder mysteries to be a bit more on the edge of the seat. I‘d still like to finish the series, as Armand Gamache is one of my favorite book characters ♥️

Cinfhen Glad it worked for #Booked22 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
Amiable I love this series. 😍 5mo
CBee @Amiable I‘d heard it starts a bit slower and gets better with each book. I think I was having a weird week because it was a slow read for some reason 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
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Amiable @CBee It definitely gets better as it goes. For me, the individual mysteries themselves are less of a draw than the overarching narrative that slowly reveals itself throughout the course of the series. 5mo
CBee @Amiable I definitely want to keep reading them! Have you read the entire series? 5mo
Amiable @CBee All the ones she‘s written so far, yes! 🙂 5mo
CBee @Amiable well, I‘ve discovered that they‘re on Kindle Unlimited, at least through book 6 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I‘m in the middle of 3 books…I‘m loving the Tiger Woods unauthorized story (it‘s pretty scandalous😅) enjoying my IRL bookclub pick - Cult of We (Adam Neumann is really unhinged) I‘m struggling with my #NauticalNovel #Booked22 - it‘s a slough but I see/ think there‘s potential so I‘m sticking with it.
Two #ARCs for #NetGalley and one for #ReadingAfrica22

BarbaraBB I just bought An Island too 5mo
Bookwormjillk I have Walking The Nile too. Looking forward to your review. 5mo
TrishB Great plans 👍🏻 5mo
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Cinfhen Ha @TrishB as I started an audio about 45 minutes ago that is NOT on my #WeeklyForecast 😂😂😂 5mo
Cinfhen I‘ve started it @BarbaraBB I‘m glad it‘s short because it‘s not really holding my attention but the US edition publishes on Tuesday so I must get it done🥺 5mo
Cinfhen I read a different book by the same author @Bookwormjillk and I loved it, so I‘m excited for 5mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve had high hopes for it. Will read it soon! 5mo
TrishB No, don‘t believe it. 5mo
Cinfhen I‘ve made some more progress @BarbaraBB it‘s just not the right book for my current mood - I hope you like it 5mo
Megabooks I felt just okay about We, and it was one of Therese‘s weaker narrations. I hope you like it more! 5mo
Cinfhen Therese is a strange choice for narrator/ I feel like the story definitely reads in a male tone & voice @Megabooks it‘s our IRL bookclub pick, which I‘m enjoying but it‘s don‘t think all the ladies are liking it. It‘ll be an interesting discussion. 5mo
Deblovestoread I started Devil on audio last month and was lost. Let me know if I should try again or find another book for the #Booked22 nautical prompt. Please and thank you 😊 5mo
Cinfhen Will do @Kdgordon88 I‘m definitely having trouble with Devil, myself but I‘m not ready to quit 5mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘ve been meaning to read this trilogy for YEARS. Finally got around to it, and I‘m loving it! The world-building is fantastic, and the writing is giving me ADSOM vibes (my favorite YA fantasy series. Moving straight on to the 2nd book.

#booked22 #adaptedforthesmallscreen
#pantone22 #supersonic
#pop22 book by an author I read in 2021
#readharder #disabledauthor

Clwojick Great match!! 6mo
Soubhiville I just got this trilogy. Can‘t wait to read them, and I‘m so glad to hear you enjoyed this one! 6mo
BooknerdsLife That's Fantastic!! Can't wait for you to read the Six of Crows series next! Which I absolute adore! 6mo
amykuc Is it too late to sign up for the second quarter? 6mo
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I can‘t remember who put the tagged book on my #ReaderRadar but I was super excited when I spotted it in my parents LFL 😍There were a BUNCH of treasures but due to luggage weight restriction I only took two… I left 5 🥰 I‘ve been meaning to read the Shavit for ages!!! So two wins!!!

marleed Oh I‘m just giddy when I find a book from my TBR in an LFL. I loved 100 years! 6mo
Cinfhen And they both are in GREAT condition @marleed 😁 6mo
TrishB I enjoyed the tagged one 😁 6mo
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Singout This is off-topic, but I don‘t know how to contact people directly: should I be able to edit my emailed GoogleDoc of #Booked22 prompts with the book titles I‘ve read? I can see the list but not type anything in. 6mo
Cinfhen This link should work @Singout You have until Midnight April 3 to submit all books read between Jan 1-March 31🧭 use link below to enter the #FirstQuarterdrawing:

Cinfhen Good to know @TrishB xx 6mo
Singout Thank you! 6mo
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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I‘m giving this a pick though I don‘t think I‘d recommend it unless they‘re big readers. The first two stories felt incomplete and it kinda frustrated me and I wanted a bigger, dramatic ending to wrap the timelines up and I knew it wasn‘t going to happen. I really enjoyed the third story. I like what she did with the timelines, characters, generations, altered universe, and it‘s a book to ponder for a while so I‘ll give it that. #pop22 #booked22

BarbaraBB Great review. And very relatable. 7mo
Cortg Pop22~a book published in 2022; Booked2022~about the AIDS epidemic, though only part 2. 7mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB Thanks! This one was tough to review. I‘ll be thinking about it for a while. 7mo
Cinfhen Totally agree with your review 😊 7mo
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5 🌟 and a ❤

Also lots of 😊 when characters were in 'The Sun and Splendour' pub, and a 🤦‍♀️ at the 'Here Be Dragons' chapter @TrishB

#roll100 @PuddleJumper
#asapphicbook #pop22 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @RaeLovesToRead @Cortg @KarenUK @Megabooks @Kalalalatja @Laughterhp

Would also work (but not using it for this) #nonpatriarchalsociety #pop22 #booked22 @BarbaraTheBibliophage

PuddleJumper Brilliant! 7mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, hubby loves the Penman books!!! I wonder if he like this one???? 7mo
thewallflower0707 Still have to read this one 🤞 7mo
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AllDebooks SS is a fantastic author, love the Bone Seasons. I have this one but it's soooooo big, but I will be picking it up next 😁 #defoachunkster 7mo
TrishB Oh that‘s so cool! I need to read the last of the Bone Season trilogy, then I have this one! 7mo
Suet624 I keep meaning to read this n 7mo
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In the same vein as other travelogues I read last year, this was light & entertaining and a fun way to learn more about a country I knew very little about. Phil Harwood sets out in a lone canoe to travel the Congo River starting in #Zambia and ending in #Angola 🛶Along the way there‘s 🐍🦟🦛🐊🕷to contend with as well as 🐲(cannibals)!!! Nothing outstanding here but still enjoyable #ReadingAfrica22 #Booked22 #AboutAnExpedition

Cinfhen Using for #Zambia but would also work for #DemocraticRepublicOfCongo 8mo
BarbaraBB Well done! 8mo
Librarybelle Woohoo! 8mo
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My review comes out of my personal experience with the Pentecostal church (that I left and felt pretty traumatized by), so it may be very unfair. I was hoping for a connection with the author‘s story that I didn‘t get. It felt a slog to get through at times, and I felt there was a lack of depth, awareness, and observation. It left me utterly disappointed and with so many questions.
#Booked22 About a cult or religion

BarbaraTheBibliophage I think it‘s extraordinarily difficult to write a good memoir about religion and cults. So much of the depth is emotional and hard to convey. 8mo
Cinfhen Agree with @BarbaraTheBibliophage you did a great job of conveying your thoughts on this book. 8mo
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