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AJackets

Joined December 2019

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Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
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Stunning story and beautifully written.
It may look short (it is) but it will provide you with a much longer experience as you continue to reread and gift this book to others. This is my original copy (TC) and still around 2 years later this book crosses my mind as a bookseller as a recommendation for sooooo many people.

Bradleygirl I loved this so much, and I wasn't really expecting to, for whatever reason. Such a heart stirring gem. 2y
AJackets @Bradleygirl same here! And a lot of people who would love it almost won't take it out of my hand. Lit should always open us not close us! Have a good Sunday! 2y
megnews I read this in 2016 and just recommended it to a friend the other day. Looking forward to the movie adaptation if it‘s still released in December. 2y
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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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This YA book gripped me from the moment I saw the cover to reading the premise. That is about where the book peaked. Unfortunately, it was downhill after chapter 1. MEH

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Matt Haig is very in touch with himself as he travels through life. I greatly enjoyed Notes On A Nervous Planet and was pleased to find this book readily available. Matt's struggles and insights give me hope as a human. MUST READ.

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Book 5: We Are Never Meeting In Real Life

First of all, big shout-out to Jennifer Hughes for Introducing me to the best humor/essay writer Samantha Irby.

Samantha Irby is essentially the in-your-face, modern, David Sedaris. Her humor and perspective blend very well to create the funniest essay writer around.

To sample some of her older writing head over to: www.bitchesgottaeat.com

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Book 4: The Stranger In The Woods (the extraordinary story of the last true Hermit)

This is a very intriguing Bio/Memoir about Christopher Knight. You may have never heard of him.
One day in '86 Christopher got out of his car and walked into the woods with nothing and decided to stay there for 27 years. Social Distance much?

This is a page turning bio/memoir to read right now if you are isolating.

tl;dr - Odd people are the most interesting.

SamAnne Just started today on audio while I was walking in the woods! I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Excellent read! 👌🔝 2y
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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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Book 3: All The Birds In The Sky

This book would be on my recommend list. A perfect mix of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. This is a very accessable read. I do not typically just read sci-fi/fantasy. It reads like a dream.

What happens when a group of witches go to war with the world's largest tech company? The 2 people leading the charge are childhood lovers.

Charlie Jane Anders has won a Nebula, Hugo and most importantly a Lambda.

tl;dr - read it!

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Book 2: Wayside School Beneath The Cloud Of Doom

This one is for all the strange kids! This was my favorite series in early elementary and now many years later there is a fourth book.

Louis Sachar was an influential author during my childhood he also wrote my favorite childhood book: HOLES

tl;dr - Read the first 3 (and give them to every awesomely odd kid), wait 20 years then check out the 4th one!

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I will be spending the next few days organizing my book hoard and calling out important reads.

Book 1: If Cats Disappeared From The World

This would be a great read right now!

It really shows how Japanese Contemporary Fiction is currently pushing into surrealism. It's short read about what is really important during times like these.

tl;dr - It's a fun quick read that says a lot!

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It must be exciting advanced copy season!

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Starting this Advanced Copy NOW!

Mitch Ohhh - lucky you! 3y
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A Good Neighborhood | Therese Anne Fowler
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Just got my #BOTM box. I have been very excited about my pick. In the center my March 2020 pick: A Good Neighborhood. Left and right are 2 backlist add ons.

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Happy Book Release Day to Sarah J. Maas!

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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I must be in a mystery thriller mood lately! Started this yesterday.

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You Are Not Alone | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Been too busy to really dive deep into this book.... I'm loving the synopsis and the 50 pages I have read. I just need to catch up on life and dive into this!

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Really into this book so far. 🤷🔪

Actually it is kind of fantastic!

Last year I read mostly dark/horror fiction. I think this is the year for page turning thrillers...

murder #murdermystery

Looking forward to helping run a bookclub on this at Barnes & Noble. FYI - Every store is having a bookclub on this book.

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Try to piece this one together! You'll keep guessing till the very end. Happy Release Day!

I took this photo for my job for release day.

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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So excited to receive this advanced copy! I need to read this ASAP. #BookHype #GetLit

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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

Nothing new from Murakami.
This is a very long and somewhat repetitive read coming from him. However people who prefer his softer novels may really enjoy this. Still Murakami, Still Worth Reading.

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You Are Not Alone | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Got my February Book of The Month Box!
-You Are Not Alone (advanced release)
-Daisy Jones & The Six (book of the year edition)
😍

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The Twisted Ones | T. Kingfisher
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Finally decided what book to start reading. Landed on this one. I know nothing of this author or what to expect but seems short enough!

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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If you have not read this:
Go to a bookstore and buy this. Do not forget a bookmark for whatever you are currently reading... because you need to read this immediately!

If you have read this:
OMG 😍 I felt like this was written just for me. 😸😾😹😻 ALL the feels.

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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I am OBSESSED with Simone St. James new book! This is the page turning thriller we have been waiting awhile for. Yes it is that but BETTER! I cannot hype this enough right now! #HYPE #BookLove #BOTM #bookofthemonth #mustread #Bookstagram #readersofinstagram #doublefilternoway

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Starting this months Book Box from #BookOfTheMonth #mustread #botm

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The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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I love Ian McEwan and was surprised to find a book of his I had not read on a list of the top 10 most disturbing books. Starting now! #booklove #novella #currentlyreading #IanMcEwan

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Dear Edward | Ann Napolitano
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He thinks of blond ladies and whales and he worries that if he tried to find words, he might dissolve into syllables, into the air particles, into the very cold around him. - page 120 #bookstagram #readfastdieyoung #quote #coverart

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Pretty excited to start this Advanced Copy! Love David Sheff. #Book #advancedcopy #bookseller #buddhist

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Tentacle | Rita Indiana
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Sunday Read! A book in translation that is sci-fi and jumps straight into questions of climate change, technology, Yoruba ritual, queer politics, poverty, colonialism and contemporary art! #mustread #lgbt #translated #booklove #ReadFastDieYoung #bookart #bookstagram

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Ziggy, Stardust and Me | James Brandon
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January Pick for Gay Men's Reading Group at Left Bank Books.
#Gay #ReadFastDieYoung #BookClub

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I almost can't believe this is real! 5 copies to sell before I've met my goal... Then a co-worker brings me THIS for Christmas! This just made my 2020! Happy New Year!

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The Similars | Rebecca Hanover
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"Don't tell me," he says in his British accent that sounds so wrong in his mouth, in Oliver's mouth. "I look just like him."

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Still reading this! Very busy time of year for a retail worker, even in a bookstore! What book do you want for Christmas?

Balibee146 Books and some active wear and peaceful times with the family 🎄🎄 3y
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Starting this RIGHT now!

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I must start by saying: I listened to this book. I have heard while discussing this book that you need to look at the book to fully appreciate the graphics/graphs/idea.
I did not find this book interesting. I don't like "gotcha" styled non fiction. This whole book seems to be built around showing how wrong we are about our negative world view. Which is fine until you pull back and realize we are all wrong which is a negative world view again.

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"Before us sat the ultimate plaything, the dream of ages, the triumph of humanism - or its angel of death."

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 3y
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