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#booked2018 October-December

#FlowerOnCover: Ask Me About My Uterus
#RefugeeMC: The Girl Who Smiled Beads
#Steampunk: Perdido Street Station
#DiverseNonfiction: Born a Crime
#MCOver70: Our Souls at Night

4thhouseontheleft I read Ask Me About My Uterus for the invisible illness prompt! I have endo, so I love that there is finally a book that this frustrating disease, but I wish it had better editing, and felt a bit all over the place. 12mo
shadowspeak17 @4thhouseontheleft I totally agree. I‘d never read anything about endo before, so I thought it was great that Norman wrote about it sharing her story. It really could have used some better editing though. It certainly wasn‘t a bad read as it is, but it could have been so much better. 12mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Congrats on completing all these prompts 🥳🥳🥳 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!!👏🏻📚🎉😘 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👏🏻📚🎉😘 11mo
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With this last read I have finally completed my end season of reads for #booked2018! Just in time 🙌🏼😉
#underdoghero - The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#featuresaholiday - Hocus Pocus & Sequel ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#MCover70 - The One-In-A Million Boy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#newin2018 - Pride ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
MCwithinvisibleillness- Turtles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#spooky - Blood and Salt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen Wow!!! So many 4 star reads!!! That‘s awesome 🥳🥳🥳congrats on completing the challenge 🎈🎈🎈 12mo
Kamisha @Cinfhen yes, it was a great reading season! And thank you! 🎉😊 12mo
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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Well this was just beautiful! I was going to read it and pass it along, but it‘s very definitely staying on my shelves for a while.

Following the loss of her mother, a young girl spends her time on an island in the gulf of Finland, with her father and grandmother. Grandmother is wise, funny, acerbic and their relationship is a joy. Gorgeous!

#Booked2018 #MCOver70

RachelO Bother. This was meant to be a review! Oh well 😐 12mo
batsy I loved this book 💛 12mo
RachelO @batsy Isn‘t it wonderful? I don‘t know how I left it so long to read! 12mo
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Tamra 💜 Agreed! 12mo
RachelO @Tamra 😊 12mo
Cinfhen Such a thoughtful review xx glad you enjoyed it sooo much 12mo
Cinfhen I can‘t believe she‘s the same author of @arlenefinnigan Moomins 12mo
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen it's so good x 12mo
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Not sure if it‘s bad timing but I started out really enjoying this but got bored towards the end. The audio was great but I think I just wasn‘t really invested in Lillian or her story. I like the idea of it - wandering around the streets of NY on New Year‘s Eve meeting people and looking back over her life but it didn‘t hit the mark for me. #mcover70 #booked2018

BarbaraBB I was underwhelmed by this one too! 12mo
Cathythoughts I‘m not drawn to this one .... 12mo
Cinfhen I think it‘s a very quiet read and I agree it‘s a little underwhelming @BarbaraBB @youneverarrived It was ok for me 12mo
Pricel101 This wasn‘t for me either ho-hum! 12mo
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Murder as a Fine Art | David Morrell
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My final quarter of #booked2018 is complete. Here‘s what I read—

#newin2018 Heartland
#mcwithaninvisibleillness Reasons to Stay Alive
#spooky The Elementals
#underdoghero Murder as a Fine Art
#MCover70 Three Things About Elsie
#featuresaholiday Better Not Cry

vivastory I just checked out Murder As A Fine Art. Your review has me even more excited for it. 12mo
Reviewsbylola It was really good!! The author wrote in his afterword that he immersed himself in 1854 Victorian London for two years in preparation for writing this book and it clearly showed. He went above and beyond by including a lot of details about the period. @vivastory (edited) 12mo
vivastory That sounds exactly what I was looking for! I'm looking for a new historical mystery series after I read the final book in MJ Carter's series 12mo
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Crazeedi Thank you, I'm adding a couple to.my tbr! 12mo
Reviewsbylola Three Things About Elsie I would have never read without this challenge probably and it was one of my favorites of the year! @Crazeedi 12mo
Crazeedi @Reviewsbylola thank you! I'm checking that one out! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft Which one was your favorite? They all sound good! 12mo
Reviewsbylola Definitely Three Things About Elsie. I really enjoyed them all though, which is awesome! @4thhouseontheleft 12mo
VeganCleopatra You Better Not Cry has a disturbing cover. 😬😏 12mo
Reviewsbylola I like to convince myself it‘s Augusten himself rockin that suit. 😂😂 @VeganCleopatra 12mo
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻can‘t wait to see your new reads in 2019 12mo
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This was a lovely, if uneven, read. Much of it was compelling and thoughtful, but a few points dragged, and a few minor characters were lackluster and unbelievable (I'm looking at you, Penny). But ultimately I did enjoy the read, and Lillian.

#Booked2018 #MCover70
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen It was a sweet one sitting kind of read...and if you lived in NYC during that time certain neighborhoods really came to life. I literally lived on Lillian‘s block in 1986 12mo
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Fully Booked | Emma Strandberg
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Here‘s this season‘s post for #booked2018! ✅ Looking forward to next year!
I‘ll tag in the comments.

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jenniferw88 I'm glad you enjoyed - I used the latest one in the series for this prompt! 13mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the recap!!! Great reads!! I‘ve added so many books to my TBR just from seeing what others read 🤪 12mo
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Driving Miss Daisy | Alfred Uhry
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As Uhry states in the introduction, this play sadly is still relevant today. The movie is excellent and I‘m so glad I picked this play to read for #booked2018 . #MCOver70

Cinfhen I really enjoyed the movie and it is so relevant still now in 2018 😭😭Excellent choice❣️ 13mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 😊 13mo
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Current read. Thank you @Librarybelle ! #booked2018 #mcover70

Librarybelle Yay! You‘re welcome! ❤️ 13mo
Cinfhen Perfect!! I think YOU are going to LOVE this one, Diana ❤️ 13mo
Cinfhen Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🧡 13mo
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DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! ❤️ 13mo
youneverarrived This is my choice too! Listening to the audiobook. 13mo
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Anne Tyler‘s books always seem to hover between just okay and 👍 for me. It‘s a solid family saga, but I did not like the brief but jarring flashback to the past 2/3 of the way through the story.

I think what keeps pulling me back to her books is the taste of home they give me. Her settings always feel so familiar!

#booked2018 #mcover70 #mountTBR

Caterina I haven't read any Anne Tyler, but I recently experienced a similar feeling with Raney, by Clyde Edgerton, read for a book club - I hated a lot about the book, but it felt so much like home! It got two stars/5 just for that! 13mo
KatieCarpenter That bird is so cute! 13mo
Cinfhen I bailed on your tagged book although I did pick up her newest when it was a Kindle deal 13mo
Bookishthoughts I know what you mean! Her books feel like real raw feelings you would experience. She has a nice flow sometimes. At least that's how I felt with the tagged book. I don't re-read very often but I've read this one 3 times. 13mo
ravenlee My MIL gave me her favorite book years ago, The Accidental Tourist. After having it a year or two I finally read it (forced myself to finish it) - and I hated it. I‘ve never read another Tyler novel and I‘ve avoided all discussions of the book with my in-laws (all her sisters love the book, too, as well as the movie). Awkward! 13mo
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