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A little post holiday frivolity. My favorite kinds of books are #richpeopleproblems whether they are fiction or non fiction #nowreading

All This Could Be Yours | Jami Attenberg
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Eh, I hate to say this because I usually love Jami, but I didn‘t feel anything reading this. I just wasn‘t moved to care, love or hate, when the big reveals were made.

I love All Grown Up. I‘ve read it four times. Every time I cry. Without fail. This book didn‘t even come close to that one.

If I have to choose a #ToB #richpeopleproblems book, it‘s easily Fleishman Is in Trouble. Sorry 😐 2.5⭐️

Prairiegirl_reading Disappointing to hear!!! 2mo
Christine I‘m with you on this one. I enjoyed All Grown Up (and Saint Mazie) so much more. 2mo
Megabooks @Prairiegirl_reading Yeah, I was very disappointed. 2mo
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Megabooks @Christine I liked AGU and The Middlesteins more. I haven‘t read Saint Mazie, but I own it. 2mo
BarbaraBB Oh that‘s too bad, I had been looking forward to it since @Cinfhen wrote about it. I wasn‘t too much of a fan though of All Grown Up so my expectations aren‘t too high! 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB They‘re very different books, so you may like this one. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I wanted to love this book, but when it came down to the end...apathy. 2mo
Cinfhen Interesting! AGU ( which I loved) is more of a universal theme and this book might be less appealing to a wider audience. For some reason, the story got under my skin but I could see how the style would leave some feeling detached. Now I‘m more excited for Fleishman but I think you‘re right, Meg. These books probably cancel out each other. I still think you‘re gonna like this one @BarbaraBB 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I don‘t know why this didn‘t get to me. Normally I like family drama stories. In fact, I‘d say that‘s a usual go-to. The magic just wasn‘t there. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Cinfhen I still don‘t get one bit and it‘s bugging me. What was the point/connection to the black man who had a stroke and couldn‘t reach his daughter 🤷🏼‍♀️ a sort of opposite experience of Victor‘s family ??? I thought that storyline might be interconnected but it just fizzled. 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, idk what was going on with that. I didn‘t even get why there were those chapters about the coroner and her boyfriend. All that just so his family could dump him in a pauper‘s grave?? 2mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks @Cinfhen I just finished Fleishman and now really want to read this one. As I wrote in my review I ended up being really annoyed by the storyline, even though I liked the book a lot! #richpeoplesproblems 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Just wrote you back a lengthy reply! Managed to keep it to two tags! 😂 2mo
BkClubCare Hmmm oh well! I will keep open mind. It will be my first one by this author and my first of the short list 2mo
Megabooks @BkClubCare I hope you like it. I‘ve liked her other two I‘ve read, but just not this one. 2mo
sueemmy Totally agee with you. I could not connect with any of the characters 2mo
Megabooks @sueemmy yeah, it was just very disconnected/mediocre for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Overall a good book. The critics reviews called this "hilarious" but I wouldn't go that far. It was a fun read but nothing knee slapping. If anything kind of depressing reading about obscene wealth that I know exists in this world. There are for sure people THAT rich and out of touch with the world. If you can get past that part, it's a fun book. I especially LOVED learning all the cultural tidbits that he includes. #richpeopleproblems #julyread

Seating Arrangements | Maggie Shipstead
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If you hate reading about #RichPeopleProblems then skip this book, but if that‘s your jam then this book is going to be super satisfying. The writing was clever, witty and acerbic although at turns the book veered a little into absurdity. Winn Van Meter, father of the bride and a man so obsessed with status, appearances & pedigree is on the brink of a mid life crisis as he faces the nuptials of his pregnant daughter. Would make an excellent film❣️

Cinfhen I think you‘d love this one @KarenUK and I‘m using it for #pop19 #featuresawedding 💍 12mo
Cinfhen And @BarbaraBB book cover features a lobster 🦞 so that‘s #booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover @KarenUK 12mo
Cinfhen Sorry I was a bad buddyreader @CarolynM @thebluestocking @BarbaraBB but once a book grabs hold of me, it‘s hard to put it down 🙈 12mo
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LeeRHarry I‘ve read the tagged book of hers and really enjoyed it 😊 12mo
CarolynM Don't apologise, I know how it is. I'm only about 5 chapters in but it has got me intrigued. By the way, I always thought Winnifred was a girl's name. Have you ever seen it used as a male name? 12mo
BarbaraBB Great review! You read so fast! I hope to finish tonight. And @CarolynM I too only know it as a girl‘s name! 12mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen ooh you know me so well! I was already planning on this one for that prompt too! 💕👍 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve seen Winn before for a male @BarbaraBB @CarolynM but I think the full name is Windsor 🤷🏼‍♀️ 12mo
Cinfhen I totally want to read that one @LeeRHarry glad to hear it‘s good 12mo
thebluestocking I‘m so glad you liked this one! I‘ve had my fingers crossed that it can stick the landing. While I don‘t love it all the time, I find an occasional #richpeopleproblems book can be a nice palate cleanser. 😉 12mo
thebluestocking @Cinfhen I always do that with buddy reads, I can never slow down. Looks like this will be a super fast buddy read 12mo
Reviewsbylola Sounds awesome! I live for rich people problems! 12mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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There are many #secrets among and between the characters in this “reverse” mystery. We know from the beginning whodunnit, so as the book progresses we learn why and how, as well as what happens afterwards. The setting is never specified, but it‘s generally thought to be Vermont. While this book is well written and has some compelling passages, I didn‘t particularly care for it.
#unpopularopinion #richpeopleproblems #50states #literarylove

vkois88 I tried to start it, but I couldn't get into it... so you aren't the only one! 12mo
Godmotherx5 I was not fond of The Goldfinch. I thought maybe this would be a better book. Now, I‘m not so sure. 12mo
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The Kennedy Debutante | Kerri Maher
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I've been reading a lot of social justice nonfiction lately for both school and work and needed a little escapism this weekend! Nothing like glamor and #richpeopleproblems to do the trick! #weekendreads #historicalfiction

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#winterWonderland Even though I said there wasn‘t a #snowball‘s chance in hell I was going to get through this book, I somehow managed 🙌🏻😂And if I‘m being honest despite its often bleak outlook and insufferable characters, “The Beautiful and Damned” is full of fabulous quotes about life, love and perspective.
“Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life” 🍷
“Things are sweeter when they‘re lost.” Or maybe 250 pages shorter!!!

JennyM 😆😆😆 1y
Cinfhen Between a pick & so-so. Just too winded!!!!! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 for completing it! 😁 1y
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Cinfhen Thanks @JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm I wasn‘t going to let the bookclub girls shame me 😚 1y
LeahBergen I‘m surprised you read it! You don‘t like “classics”. 😂😂 1y
TrishB Well done 👍🏻 my daughter will be proud!! PS. I haven‘t read it..... 1y
Cinfhen You can skip it @TrishB you summed it up well #RichPeopleProblems 🙄 I know @LeahBergen those bookclub girls are out to get me xx 1y
robinb #coverlove (but haven‘t read 😂) 1y
Cinfhen The cover is really spectacular @robinb 1y
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Windfall | Diksha Basu

Unpopular opinion time. This story was ok,
I found myself only caring about one or two of the characters. I pushed through to see how it would wrap up. I have trouble reading about #richpeopleproblems which is why I DNF Crazy Rich Asians. I can‘t seem to connect to this type of story line shrug 🤷🏾‍♀️

TrishB I‘m not a fan of rich people‘s problems either! 1y
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I laughed. I rolled my eyes. It‘s hard to put down. It ties up all stories together nicely. Overall, not a bad trilogy. I‘m wondering how they‘ll translate the second and third installments to film without breaking the continuity of the story. #richpeopleproblems #kevinkwan

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