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The Keep | Jennifer Egan
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Egan continues to impress me with her skill and imagination. This is so much wilder and more unexpected than I want to share in the summary! A must-read for gothic novel lovers!

When they were kids, Danny left his cousin Howard lost in a cave. This caused a rift in the family, but years later, a wealthy Howard invites Danny to a castle he‘s bought in Europe. However there‘s a previous occupant in the castle‘s keep wreaking havoc on all who enter.

Megabooks @tpixie 🤫 I‘m keeping my mouth 🤐 2w
vivastory This sounds amazing 🤩 I'm a sucker for gothic novels, traditional & contemporary. One of the most terrifying books I've ever read is Matthew Lewis The Monk. Are those stargazer lilies? They're my favorite flower! 2w
Megabooks @vivastory I think you‘ll love this one, and I think you‘ll really appreciate the skill she had crafting the story. I don‘t want to share too much though. 🤐 They‘re Mona Lisa lilies but very similar in appearance to stargazers. 2w
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Cinfhen Another book I might need to try!! 2w
batsy I enjoyed this! It was genuinely creepy. 2w
Sweettartlaura This one is GREAT! The only time Egan disappointed me was with Manhattan Beach. And it was only because it was SO straightforward. Well-written, great story - I just love her work this one, or Goon Squad 🤷🏻‍♀️. I just picked up Candy House - hoping it‘s more like this one ☝🏻 2w
jlhammar I have this on my shelves, but haven't read it yet. Glad to see it's a pick. 2w
squirrelbrain Great review! 2w
Vansa @Sweettartlaura exactly my views about Manhattan beach too. But definitely read Candy house,it's a worthy sequel to Goon squad.And it's lovely to meet those wonderful characters again 2w
tpixie @Megabooks I deleted my post. Just in case ✅ after I get done with my book clubs I‘m gonna have to try to read this! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen it was a great gothic horror weekend for me! 1w
Megabooks @batsy agreed 💯 1w
Megabooks @Sweettartlaura I did not care for Manhattan Beach either, but I loved Good Squad, Candy House and 1w
Megabooks @jlhammar I‘d recommend it for sure, especially if it‘s already hanging out on your shelves 👍🏻 1w
Megabooks @Vansa agree about MB and Candy House 💯💯 1w
Megabooks @tpixie oh thank you! Enjoy it when you pick it up! It‘s a good title 👍🏻 1w
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Megabooks
The Keep | Jennifer Egan
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I‘m having a little gothic/horror weekend. ☠️

The Keep is a gothic revenge tale about two cousins and a castle in Europe. Tagged ⬆️

Hide is a thriller/horror tale about a girl playing a game of survival in an amusement park. Tagged ⬇️

Hidden Pictures is supernatural horror about a kid being haunted in a house in New Jersey. He draws increasingly disturbing pictures for his babysitter. Tagged ⬇️

vivastory Thanks for the tag! Both Keep & Hidden Pictures are on my TBR. I've seen Hide floating around social media the past few days but I didn't know what it was about. Sounds good. Adding it to my TBR 📚📚📚 2w
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Megabooks @vivastory I‘m pleased with how much I‘m enjoying HP! His debut was a surprise pick for me, and I‘m liking this even more. About 33% in. I just started The Keep now that I have a moment to sit down. (The other two are audiobooks.) Hide is up after HP. I‘ll tag you in my reviews if you want. 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
vivastory I'd def like to see your reviews! I appreciate it! I have Impossible Fortress on my TBR shelves. I was recently thinking of reading it. I just placed a hold on HP at my library. Premise of Hide reminds me a bit of the following, which I meant to read last fall & didn't get around to 2w
vivastory And apparently full contact haunted houses is a real thing?! I can't even process it...😬 😱 2w
Cinfhen You‘ve gone from #MemoirGirl to #HorrorGirl - what‘s going on ?!?! 😝😜😘all three sound ghoulishly good 2w
Megabooks @vivastory I have heard of full contact haunted houses, and I just don‘t think I could do it!! 2w
Megabooks @vivastory it looks like reviews on Reprieve are mixed on here. I‘ll probably wait to see what you think because we often agree. Impossible Fortress was different than anything I read that year in a good way. (I read it for the #BotmChallenge. I‘m not sure I would‘ve picked it up otherwise, but I‘m glad it put him on my radar.) 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen only one memoir so far this month! It just seemed like I needed a good scaring this weekend! 👻 2w
squirrelbrain Ew, too much horror for me! 🤣 2w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain lol! It‘s like an itch I have to scratch sometimes! 😂☠️ 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Hidden Pictures had me at New Jersey. 2w
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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I see you, adult men on Goodreads giving this book negative reviews because a) it's about a young woman and you just can't take any young woman seriously or it might erode your manhood (did it occur to you this book isn't written for you?)

or b) asserting your enjoyment despite yourself, joking ironically (you're not being sexist it's a joke ladies!) about how its femininity might rub off on you.

FYI guys, this is what sexism looks like.

merelybookish Their loss because it's a wonderful book!! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading This sounds to me like I need to read it immediately!! 3w
TheLudicReader I just recommended this book to a student this week. Some men really don‘t know their ass from their elbow. 2w
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Prairiegirl_reading It's very good! Voicey journal style writing set in the 1930s, written in the 40s. 2w
Centique $&@! 😡 They don‘t deserve to read this book. It‘s such a favourite of mine and means so much to me. 😕 I guess jerks are always going to be jerks… sometimes I forget they‘re in my bookish corner of the world but dang it, they are. 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Centique yes they don't deserve it!! 2w
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Abe
Knight | Deborah Murrell
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Great kids book about knights!

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hannah-leeloo
Wilder Than Midnight | Cerrie Burnell
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Decided to pick my next read myself as feeling low today. Using the bookmark one of you lovely littens sent me which I found fitting to the beauty. What's everyone reading this weekend? Everyone OK? #weekendread #fairytale #fantasy #magic #wild #bravery #strength #honour #castle #forest #power #bookmark #adventure

Chrissyreadit This does sound like a fun read. I‘m drowning in big emotions and disgust trying to figure out where to best put my energy- so this weekend is for regrouping for me 😘 1mo
hannah-leeloo I know the struggle @Chrissyreadit I do hope you find your way. I'm deciding to try be blind to my feelings through reading. Has taken me 2 hours just to decide on a book. 1mo
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hannah-leeloo
Wilder Than Midnight | Cerrie Burnell
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It's here @Cupcake12 will have to see when the book jar chooses this adventure for me. Love the artwork and book design though 😍 #magic #fairytale #wolf #castle #kingdom #forest #signedbyauthor #signed #edging #purple #wilderness

Cupcake12 Love the colours. Hope you get to read it soon 🤞 1mo
5feet.of.fury What a beautiful cover! 1mo
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The Keep | Jennifer Egan
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2nd & Charles was good to me this time. 😁 I got my id and was able to sell my books! Then I couldn‘t help but get a few backlist titles from favorite authors with some of my credit. 😏

@vivastory they had a copy of the Egan we talked about! I‘m so excited to see what she does with noir.

RaeLovesToRead I loved The Keep! 1mo
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vivastory Looking forward to your thoughts on all of these!! 1mo
Cinfhen Glad all worked out this time 🧡I have but have not read the Strout. 1mo
Megabooks @RaeLovesToRead that‘s great to know! I‘m excited. 1mo
Megabooks @vivastory thanks!! I hoping to get to 1 or 2 in June. 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, my library didn‘t have the ebook, and the plot sounded good, so I grabbed it! Each was only $5, so I still have a lot left to shop in the future. 🎉 1mo
Cinfhen Pretty photo 🤩 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Let me know what you think of this one— I am curious about and have it checked out at the library 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! 1mo
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole you may read it before I do because I‘m saving it for next month‘s bookspin list. 👍🏻 1mo
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BookwormAHN
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In books 4 & 5 of the Temeraire series Will & Temeraire are sent to Africa to procure a rare mushroom to help save the dragons from a new sickness then when they get back to England Temeraire decides to form his own Arial Corp. 🐉
#Booked2022 #NauticalNovel @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#Pantone2022 #LichenBlue #CaramelCafe @Clwojick
#TheSupernaturalYear #Winchesters @AkashaVampie
#WickedWords #Castle #Europe @AsYouWish

CrowCAH I‘ve listened up through book four! I ❤️ Temeraire!!! I‘ll have to continue his adventures soon. 1mo
Cinfhen Nice !! Sounds like a fun series 🙌🏻 1mo
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imyril This was possibly my favourite of the series. Glad you‘re enjoying them! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I really want to get to this series this year!! 1mo
Clwojick Way to go! 1mo
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TracyReadsBooks
Crusader Castles | Hugh Kennedy
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Work reading starting to intrude a little on “not work” reading time as I prepare to excavate for the first time in three years. Fortunately, work reading = fun reading so it‘s all good!

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#TomieDePaola 🐉 ⚔️ #WeRemember 🌹💔

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Eggs Perfect 🐉 2mo
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