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Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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The Princess and the Goblin | George MacDonald
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Found some books I read as a kid in this adorable local bookstore. Of course I had to grab them and will have to return for all the others I left behind. 📚

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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Grabbed this book and started reading it in the parent pick up line and now I dk what message I'm sending, I may need a book cover 😬

Macker11 I had this on hold and then got into another series while waiting, decided to stick with the new one so I put it back in the cycle. Went to get the second book in my series... 6 week wait. MORAL OF THE STORY I‘m jealous of you 1mo
JacqMac 😂 I‘d want to be your friend, if I saw that in the line. But that‘s just me. 1mo
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For my ladies who are always loving my nails! They just released these gorgeous new shades and this is only some of them!

I'm loving Drop and Give Me Zen! I'm wondering what book cover I could pair it with for an awesome Litsy pic

Grab your favorites here
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Eggs So pretty 1mo
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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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My purse book this week. 📚

Scochrane26 I really need to get around to reading this. Loved Rebecca. 2mo
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I feel like I need this! It's gorgeous 😍

MellieAntoinette Agreed! 2mo
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Readers and Reading | Andrew Bennett
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I have to have a book with me everywhere I go! 🙋🏻‍♀️💕

thereadingowlvina Same here! Whether it's physical or digital! 😁 2mo
Freespirit Me too! 2mo
Tracey3 You are never alone if you have a book with you. 2mo
violabrain Same here! One of my mottos is “never leave the house without a book!” 2mo
brit91 Yes its the best feeling!!😍📚📚📚 2mo
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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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Current listen 🎧

JamieArc I thought the way this story unfolded was so interesting! 2mo
Taramarie I have this book on hold at the library 2mo
Cpg Just finished it!!! Enjoyed it very much!!! 2 day read!!! Definite page turner! 2mo
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Mehso-so

If you like mysteries about fingers, then this is for you.

I felt the book had a lot of promise with all the culture and mythology, however the story and characters became a little "meh" for me.

There were times where I found myself thinking, "How am I still listening to this!"

Prairiegirl_reading Dare I ask, what is a mystery about fingers? 😬 sounds gross. 2mo
AJBowers @Prairiegirl_reading there's a preserved finger in a glass for pretty much the whole book that plays a major role in the story 🤣 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading @AJBowers eeewwww. I had this on my wish list and then Reese chose it for her book club. I thought 🤔 maybe not. Then I saw some not great reviews and put it off. Now I know I‘m out!! 🤣 2mo
MaureenMc “Mysteries about fingers” - now that is one specific niche. 😄 (edited) 2mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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I could not put this book down!!! I loved it!

If you like Sarah J Maas, you will enjoy this 😍📚

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Finishing out this month with 14 books read.

It's hard to choose a favorite, but I did love The Woman in the Window, In an Absent Dream, The Overdue Life of Amy Bryler and When we Left Cuba.📚

Books I disliked were Gingerbread and The Last Romantics.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks like some great reads! 💕📚💕 3mo
Kaila-ann I read The Last Romantics this month too and wasn‘t a huge fan. 3mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2mo
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Definitely an important topic. The characters were interesting. The way the book was structured kept me reading to find out what happened. I'd be surprised if this wasn't made into a t.v. show.

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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This book enraged me to my very core. I found myself ranting to my husband about how I felt physically ill from reading this.

I'm a domestic abuse survivor and while I appreciate the author shedding light on this topic and she gleaned a lot of her insights from her parents marriage, it completely missed the mark here.

Guess what, if he hits you and abuses you what makes you think for one second that he would not do the same thing to your kid.

AJBowers I thought Big Little Lies was one book and tv show that was the most accurate portrayal. I felt the message in this book just put a sour taste in my mouth though. I hope the movie is done differently. 3mo
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Monday Vibes ☕

I'm currently reading, The Night Tiger and Whisper Network. 📚

TheSpineView The Wau of Kings and The Traitor of Treasure Island 3mo
Book_ish I am currently reading Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly and loving it! 3mo
ralexist Little by Edward Carey 3mo
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Rachel.Rencher The Hobbit and The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog 3mo
Econaghan Us Against You and The Jungle 3mo
jb72 I‘m currently reading 3mo
RamsFan1963 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assualt on Science in America 3mo
Dawnrod1970 Currently reading Whisper Network 3mo
Taramarie Dark matter 3mo
Bookjunkie57 Finishing up. It‘s been a fun read. 3mo
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I finished a total of five books this week, my favorite of which is the tagged book.

suzie.reads I loved the woman in the window ❤ 3mo
AJBowers @suzie.reads it was so good!! Looking forward to the movie! 3mo
MrBook Wow!!! Impressive! 😁👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
AJBowers @MrBook thanks! If it wasn't for audiobooks it never would have happened 🤣 3mo
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The Night Tiger | Yangsze Choo
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Currently listening to this one 🎧
Checking off my Hello Sunshine book club list

akaGingerK I really enjoyed an earlier book by this author- I hope this one‘s great! 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#ReadingRush I have a thing for statistics

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Well this was adorable. I too want a #momspringa !!! With no blind dates though because I am happily married 🤣. Just the sort of pick me up book I needed.

If I had a momspringa I would spend my time reading tons of books uninterrupted, drinking coffee in the quiet and definitely get a massage!!!

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Jumped ship on I'll be Gone in the Dark for now to read something more lighthearted and less scary.

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My girls are loving this story so far.

Tinkerbell, Neverland, flying. 🙌🏻😍

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Oh guys I am going to need SEVERAL refills today.
I had no idea, how freaked out this book was going to make me! I checked all my doors and windows, probably twice.

Every noise had me on alert and I made sure I had something close by that I could brandish if need be. I also realized that night time me is completely different than day time me. Day time me is pointing and laughing at how scared I was 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣

brit91 I love you mug!😍 3mo
DGRachel My dog had me convinced that someone was living in my attic crawl space while I was reading this book. She likes to bark, apparently randomly, if she hears a car door close three houses down. Definitely not a book to read at night! 3mo
rretzler This is how I feel about anything vampire related. I‘m okay with other horror (or even serial killers) but when I think about vampires, I‘m convinced (once it gets dark) that they‘re just outside waiting to get in. 🤣🤣 Naturally, I don‘t feel this way during the day.🤣 I think it has to do with reading Dracula for the first time when I was 9. 3mo
Syl Liked it too, though wasnt much perturbed , comfortable in the knowledge that a time line of 50 years and distance of half the earth seperated me and the perp. 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading I‘ve heard it‘s fantastic but there is no way I could read this! I‘m totally 🐔💩 3mo
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This book is scaring me!!

Cortg Make sure your doors and windows are locked! 👀 3mo
AJBowers @Cortg obsessively so! 👀👀👀 3mo
Bookjunkie57 Scared me into quitting within the first few chapters. 3mo
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AJBowers @bookjunkie57 it's definitely a good read but also I should have stopped reading earlier. True crime is for the daytime! 3mo
Bookjunkie57 @AJBowers yep. Learned that the hard way after a full night of nightmares. (My subconscious lets in everything) 3mo
LogiKitty It was incredibly creepy to be honest 😨 3mo
JenReadsAlot I might have checked my doors and windows when reading this 🤣 3mo
AJBowers @LogiKitty @JenReadsAlot I had the hardest time sleeping last night! 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ Every noise had me like 👀 3mo
LogiKitty @AJBowers I finished it off at night and boy it was hard to sleep! 3mo
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Currently listening to this one 🎧

jb72 I‘ve heard it‘s pretty good. 3mo
AJBowers @jb72 it's good so far!! 3mo
AutumnRLS Dark. Very scary. Glad they caught him shortly after this book was published. If you like this you might like The Murder Squad Pocast featuring Billy Jensen & Paul Holes. 3mo
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I devoured this book!

I loved the author's writing style and I seriously could not put this book down. I did have suspicions that were confirmed and it did make me cry and laugh. All around loved this one.

AndreaLove Love the nails 3mo
AJBowers @AndreaLove thank you! 💕 3mo
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Oh twisty twisty. This is a pretzel of a book.🥨

I listened to this on audio, and even though the narrator sounded a bit robotic, it definitely held my interest. Was it the best twisty book ever, no, but still a solid pick.

MedaReadsAlot I liked this one too! 3mo
Gidget1207 I thought this book was so good ! 3mo
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Mehso-so

This one was just so so for me.
The story is told over several decades, but my connection to the characters was just not there. I felt like nothing was spurring me on to continue save for the hope that it would somehow get more interesting since this was a huge book club pick. 🤷🏻‍♀️

emilyhaldi Agreed!! The character behaviors were not realistic to me and I felt no connection to them. (edited) 3mo
AJBowers @emilyhaldi absolutely! They felt very flat to me. 3mo
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Another hold has come in. 😱😳

I need another readathon 🤣📚

Cathythoughts 👍🏻😆 3mo
UwannaPublishme 😁😁😁 3mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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Oh no all the holds are coming in at once! 😬📚📚📚

Bookjunkie57 My library holds are always dry as the desert or pouring in. 🤦🏾‍♀️ 3mo
AJBowers @bookjunkie57 it's so funny because they were all estimated to come in at different times. 3mo
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When your Libby hold comes in 🙌🏻🙌🏻

I had to find my strength to not jump ship on my current reads.

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Surrounded by books is my favorite place to be 📚💕

jenniferajanes Mine too! ❤️📚 3mo
limada Agreed. It's why so many of my bookshelves are in my bedroom. They soothe me. 3mo
UwannaPublishme 😊👍🏻 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24in48 stats. One full book, two others halfway done 🙌🏻

UwannaPublishme Congrats! You did it! 🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻🍾🍾🎉🎉 3mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻🎉📚📚😎🍾 3mo
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Eyelit Excellent! 🎉👏📚👏🎉 3mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3mo
AJBowers @UwannaPublishme @Megabooks @Simona @Eyelit @Librarybelle thank you!!! It was tons of fun 📚🙌🏻💕 3mo
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#24in48 readathons are my jam @24in48

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Currently listening to this, while I arrange my physical books 🎧📚💕

mcipher How do you like it? I felt like the audio was a bit slow but I did what to find out what happened next, and it was so twisty! 3mo
AJBowers @mcipher it is a bit slow, and it takes a minute to differentiate which narrator it's supposed to be. 3mo
mcipher Yes! That was a tough one for me too. 3mo
mc916 Ok, I had to keep going back to find out who i was reading and when. Then, i had to re-read the whole ending because i was still lost! lol! 3mo
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Dating You / Hating You | Christina Lauren
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#24in48 Romance prompt. I love anything by authors Christina Lauren and usually read at least one romance book a month

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Finally finished. I don't think this book would have been a pick had I read it in book form as opposed to audio. It was quiet drawn out. Lots of indecision on the main characters part. But the reading of this audiobook was well done that it did draw me in. #24in48

Susannah Great review! I totally agree with the story being drawn out. The audiobook narrator saved it for me too. 3mo
AJBowers @Susannah thank you! The narrator did a fantastic job with this 💕 3mo
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Audiobook Life #hour12 #24in48 @24in48

Listening to The Death of Mrs. Westaway. This is such a slow burn book. I honestly don't think I would enjoy it as much if I was reading it since the person reading it brings such life into the characters.

sudi Love the nail art 😍 3mo
AJBowers @sudi thank you!!! 3mo
Nerdy_Bookworm I absolutely LOVE your nails! 😍😍😍😍 3mo
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AJBowers @Nerdy_Bookworm 😍💕 thank you!!!! 3mo
Nerdy_Bookworm @AJBowers You're welcome! ❤ 3mo
Jemgirl2014 Cute nails! Enjoy your audio book! 3mo
AJBowers @Jemgirl2014 thank you! 💕 3mo
Mamafoshay I really enjoyed this book! Hope you like it! The last 1/4 is so good 3mo
AJBowers @Mamafoshay it definitely picked up at the end which I was so grateful for. 3mo
Mamafoshay @AJBowers me too.. I read it for my local book club and was a little worried 3mo
Kbates714 Is that Color Street I see on your nails?! 3mo
AJBowers @Kbates714 it is! 💕 3mo
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#hour6 #24in48 Some tattoos I've considered but never gone through with yet...

Macker11 I love the top left! 3mo
IvoryLunatic The top left is super cute 3mo
QueenAnne The top left one is amazing ❤️ 3mo
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Ready to get book drunk! #24in48

SaturnDoo Good luck 🍀happy reading 💜 3mo
cassiopia I loved this book! 3mo
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When We Left Cuba | Chanel Cleeton
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Stayed up late to finish this one last night!

I love reading about the Perez family and being immersed in Cuban culture and the country's history.

Areader2 I just bought this 1.99 amazon 😀 3mo
AJBowers @Areader2 🙌🏻😍 I love a good book deal! 3mo
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Compiling a list of books for #24in48

kspenmoll Great choices!!! 3mo
AJBowers @kspenmoll thank you! I wanted enough variety so I can hop between them if I need to 🤣💕 3mo
MrBook Ooh! When is it?! 3mo
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AJBowers @MrBook this weekend! The 20th and 21st. 3mo
MrBook Not again. 🙈🙈🙈 They always have to pick a NYC book club weekend where I‘m gone all day Sunday 🙃. Well...I do have all day Saturday. 🤔 3mo
BooknerdsLife What a lovely lust of books! 😍💖 3mo
Megabooks 3 and 6 are awesome! Enjoy! 3mo
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My husband and I are both listening to the same audiobook 🎧

Kimberlone I do this with my significant other too! 3mo
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When We Left Cuba | Chanel Cleeton
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Current read. ?
I loved the first book "Next Year in Havana". ?

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Easy reads book haul 🙌🏻 #RaisingReaders

brit91 Awwww I bet they will love them!😍📚 3mo
AJBowers @brit91 they were so excited 3mo
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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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There has not been one book in this series that I haven't loved. Although the books are on the shorter side, they pack a big punch. I could just wrap myself up in the prose. Not to mention every cover of this series is amazing. I must own them all someday!! 😍

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Beachside Lover | Andy Wayne
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Not that I'm at the beach enough to justify this purchase, but I'm definitely considering it!

Birdsong28 Good idea but the sand will just go straight into it! 📚📖 3mo
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Mehso-so

This is a collection of short stories. Although some were incredibly interesting, on a whole it was mostly a so-so pick for me.

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Black Hole Sun | David Macinnis Gill
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Picked this up for the title alone. May also just be singing the song in my head as well 🎶

LibrarianRyan 🎶 🎶Everytime I see that book. Although you have a different cover copy then i have seen before. 🎶 3mo
Slajaunie I like that song. 3mo
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New nails to match all the book covers dropping today at 4 pm EST.
I will be grabbing the stars and moon ones because they are GLOW IN THE DARK 🙌🏻.
Now what book should I get to go with those!?!

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Redwritinghood Oh no! Looks like my credit card will be getting another workout soon. 3mo
AJBowers @Redwritinghood 🤣🤣 same! 🙌🏻 I need the glow in the dark, they're too much fun! 3mo
AJBowers @Redwritinghood 🙌🏻💅🏼 Thank you so much for your order lovely! Can't wait to see! 💕 Especially those melons 3mo
Redwritinghood @AJBowers You‘re welcome! I put in a big order. I should be set until fall! 3mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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This edition of The Hobbit gets my nerd heart every time 🤩😍

britt_brooke So beautiful! 3mo
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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Getting through this one was like trying to gnaw on burnt gingerbread. Pass ??‍♀️.

So much of this book was nonsensical. I have a fondness for whimsy and magic, but this was so far past that.

I found myself upon finishing just left with a feeling of "FINALLY, it's over!!!". Onto the next read ??.

PatriciaU I did not finish. 3mo
kyraleseberg I bailed about 20% in. 3mo
IamIamIam They can't all be spectacular. Kudos to you for sticking it out!!! 3mo
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I find that I've been picking up more and more books that are in a book club recommendation.
Which, if any, book clubs are you drawn to?

I've been working my way through Reese Witherspoon's picks lately.

elyseh I'm in Reese's I love her choices! I didn't know Sarah Jessica had one now I have to check it out lol. Most of my choices come from my book club on facebook though. 3mo
ChristinasBookChronicles @FeministBookClub 😁👍 I love Our Shared Shelf, too, AND I tend to choose a lot from Oprah's and Reese's as well! #LoveThemAll 3mo
FeministBookClub Thanks for the shoutout @ChristinasBookChronicles! Our books are all suggested by and voted on by members. 💜 3mo
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