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Here is my #Top21of21. As you can see, horror and thrillers are my wheelhouse, but there are a few from other genres that tickled my fancy this year.

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For #nonfictionnovember, I am reading about the lives of the women who are known as Jack the Ripper's 'canonical five'. It's fascinating that many of the things I thought I knew were actually hear say or fake news at the time. Really appreciate the author focusing on getting to the truth of these women's lives, which makes thier stories more tragic. Definitely a great read!

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Time for the Roger's Public Library Books and Brews bookclub. Can't wait to get everyone's take on this wierd little read.

BkClubCare Beers and Books! 4mo
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White Smoke | Tiffany D. Jackson
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It's spooky month and in celebration I want to share my favorite spooky books. First up is this devilishly creepy read. We follow Mari and her blended family as they move to Cedarville to get away from thier past. But after moving into thier new house, but eerie things begin to to happen shortly after moving in. Is Mari's house haunted or is she going crazy? And who are the real monsters in Cedarville? Read to find out if you dare.

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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After over a year of meeting through zoom, the Roger's Public Library Books and Brews book club finally met in person today. It is so good being able to talk about a book face to face. #rogersreads #rplbooksandbrews

SamAnne Yay! 6mo
Cathythoughts I loved this book 💔 6mo
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Brought this little gem with me to read while on vacation.

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The Empire of Gold | S. A. Chakraborty
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Finally have some much needed me time, so I am curled up on the most comfortable chair in the house, which happens to be in my son's room, with a good book. I also have the pleasure to have one of my reading buddies join me.

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Yes, those dastardly city women preying on the delicate male flowers of the American youth... 🙄

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The Family Plot | Cherie Priest
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Looking for a ghostly read during the spooky season? You should definitely read this book! It is about a haunted house that is chalked full of ghosts. Once you start reading, you won't be able put it down.

#arrcreads #spookyreads #ghostlyreads

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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An epic tale of the life of one of the minor characters from Greek mythology. If you enjoy the myths of the past, you will definitely love this book.

#arrcreads #readingthroughmythology

tpixie Great photo!!!!!!! 💕📚💕 1y
Kdgordon88 When I looked at the photo I thought “Oh no, she really didn‘t like it and wants to throw it in the sea”. 😂 Thank you for making me smile. I loved this book, glad you did, too. (edited) 1y
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Agoraphobic Anna Fox watches the outside world through the lens of her Nikon camera. One day she witnesses a horrific murder, but no one believes her. Did she really see someone get murdered or is she finally losing her grip on reality. You must read this to find out.
#arrcreads #mysteryreads #whoserealityisthis

marleed Great pic! 1y
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The perfect book for a trip, along with my two favorite traveling companions.

#travelreads #cats&books #arrcreads

Yuki_Onna This is perfect! Soo cute! 😻 2y
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RPL Book and Brews bookclub June 2020 read. First comes fraud, then comes suspected serial murder, then murder of the suspected murderer at a funeral of one of his alleged victims! All the while, a famous author is struggling to produce something that would compare to the success of her first book. Interesting read for sure for murderinos and fans of Harper Lee.
#rplbooksandbrews #truecrime #cannotmakethisstuffup

lynneamch Oh my. This is so captivating! I'm 30% in. You just can't make this stuff up. Or, if you did, no one would believe it. 2y
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I love Greek mythology (Grecophile?). I always get a kick out when I coke across something in my readings that tie back to the ancient myths. This book was fantastic in breaking down all the myths, along with the gods, goddesses, and heroes tied to them. The only disappointment I had was that the author did not do a thorough deep-dive into the Norse mythology as the Greek. If that detail doesn't bother you, I highly recommend this book.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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This is a beautiful story of a family saga that starts in Korea 1910 and ends in Japan 1989. You become so connected with each character as they live their lives, that it is like loosing a good friend when they pass away. It also gives you great insight to what the Korean immigrants to Japan had gone through. This was a wonderful story and I would highly recommend it to anybody.

#readthroughhistory #arrcreads #bekindtooneanother

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Roger's Public Library Books and Brews bookclub May read. I LOVE this book. It is the perfect trifecta for me in the historical fiction genre: a realistic depiction of a set time period, a strong lead character, and a meaningful story expands your insight into areas you may not have understood clearly before. Definitely a great book to pick up.
#arrcreads #rplbooksandbrews #iwanttobeabookwoman #readthroughhistory

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Wow. This book hit me harder than I though possible. Speaking as a mother whose son has experienced struggles from the day he was born, I empathized alot with the mothers who struggled with their children to take them to their many doctor appointments and therapies, hoping that one day they will get better. We are lucky with our son, but woah, what an emotional rollercoaster.

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Night Tiger | Yangsze Choo
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Preserved fingers & weretigers & ghosts, oh my! I loved Yangsze Choo's first novel Ghost Bride, and this story did not disappoint for me. Set in 1930's Malaysia, you traverse the both physical and mystical world through the eyes of a dancing girl, an orphan boy, and a foreign surgeon. If you are a fan of learning about other culture's beliefs and culture with a dash of mystery, definitely pick up this story!

#arrcreads #werereads

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The Uninvited | Dorothy Macardle
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Looking for a good ghost story? Check this one out. An abandoned house that overlooks the cliffs at an ocean, 2 mysterious deaths that occur at the property, and one weird young lady who is tied to the biggest mystery of all. Warning - the beginning starts out slow, but picks up nicely when the ghost makes an appearance.

#arrcreads #ghostlyreads #ghoststory

rubyslippersreads One of my favorite books. Have you seen the old movie? 2y
Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads I havnt read yet ( on my TBR) I‘d be very very interested to see the old movie ❤️👍🏻 2y
AReedCollett @rubyslippersreads No. I want to see it though. Just haven't been lucky enough to find it yet. 2y
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The Holdout: A Novel | Graham Moore
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Wow! What a wild ride! 2 mysteries for the price of one. And there are so many twists and turns in it that it will leave you guessing until the very end. Some of the parts are far fetched, but still entertaining throughout.

#arrcreads #botm

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Two men who utilize their brilliant talents to architect incredible buildings for their time. One's name will be lost to history, but his engineering feats will be copied over and over again. The other will become infamous as one of America's first known serial killers. This book does a great job of telling each man's story and gives you a new appreciation for both.

#arrcreads

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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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This enjoyable read takes you back to Victorian London where you see what lengths people will go to in order to fill their cabinet of curiosities. Featuring a host of interesting characters including a pipe smoking female detective, a giants housekeeper, and a dead boxer.

#arrcreads

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This book is April's pick for Roger's Public Library Books and Brews Bookclub. The whole time I was reading it, I was wondering, "What the hell am I reading?!?!" I did throughly enjoyed the little drawings provided by the author through the story.

#rplbooksandbrewsbookclub #arrcreads #bookclub #rogersreads

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Do you remember in history class about the time the US army thought camels were a great idea for battle in the United States? Yeah, me either but there is an episode about it on the Stuff You Missed in History podcast, so it must have happened. Long story short - it wasn't a good idea.
This book started out interesting and strong, but became a drag for the last 1/3.
#arrcreads #stuffyoumissedinhistory

saguarosally Yes, it was a big thing in history class. But history is different in some parts of the US? 2y
AReedCollett @saguarosally It wasn't covered in the history classes in Oklahoma. 2y
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When We Were Vikings | Andrew David MacDonald
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A quirky coming of age story of Zelda, a girl on the spectrum who tries to live her life the viking way. This has made it to one of my favorite reads for this year. On a side note - I will be keeping an eye out for a viking stripper who can also make balloon animals. 😝
#disabilityread #arrcreads #botm

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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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A story about a woman who is sent to prison on 2 life sentences for murder and the surrounding her life before and after her incarceration. Very reminiscent of Orange is the New Black, minus the dark humor. #arrcreads #botm

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Interesting, and weirdly appropriate as per current events, satirical novel that follows Candance Chen as she navigates her life before, during, and after a pandemic fever impacts life as we know it.
#pandemicreads #arrcreads

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Sisters Red | Jackson Pearce
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I had the extreme pleasure to meet Jackson Pearce today at the Ozark Book Con and have her sign my copy of her book. She is one funny lady!

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I had the awesome oppurtunity to meet Mallory O'Meara today at the Ozark Book Con and have her sign my copy of her book. She is one fantastic lady!

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I always enjoy the little quotes/facts at the end of each section of The Umbrella Academy series. Now I am adding this statistic to my Ways to Randomly Die list/phobia. 😰

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So excited that Jennifer Martineau came to my work's Women's Resource group meeting to take through her experience that led to her cowriting this book. I really enjoyed her talk.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Tonight, Roger's Public Library's Books and Brews bookclub will cover Vox. Interesting fact - this book brought out the most number of people for our bookclub. #bookclub #rogersreads #rplbooksandbrews

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Delia Owens gave a talk about her book 'Where the Crawdads Sing' at the Fayetteville Public Library (Northwest Arkansas) today. It was a very interesting discussion. I was able to get my copy signed, too. 😀 #ifallarkansasreadthesamebook #authortalk #rplbooksandbrews

Princess-Kingofkings How exciting!!! 3y
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Sound Advice...

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Love the interesting little notes at the end of each part in this volume.

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Roger's Public Library Books and Brews club's April discussion covered this fascinating read covering one of the darkest times of the Osage people.

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Time for Rogers Public Library's Books and Brews book club! Can't wait to discuss this little gem.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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Looking forward to discussing this gem at a Beer and a Book bookclub.

#abookandabeer #bookclub

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Secrets of the Asylum | Linda Hughes
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Signed by author at one of her speaking engagements.

#signedbook

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Secrets of the Island | Linda Hughes
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During my lunch break, I had the extreme pleasure to attend a talk by author Linda Hughes about the writing process and Mackinac Island. She is super nice. She signed my copy of Secrets of the Asylum and gave me 2 of her other books. If you are a reader, you should really check out her works!

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The Rogers Public Library's Books & Brews book club discussing this amazing book.

#bookclub #rogersreads

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Tonight's Book and a Beer book club discussion will cover this wonderful circus adventure.

#abookandabeer #bookclub

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Meaty: Essays | Samantha Irby
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23 of #Riotgrams - Pink

Surprisingly, this is the only book in my tbr pile that is pink. I especially like the cute, angry-looking hedgehog on the cover.

Note: My riotgram challenge will be out of order. No reason, just becuase.

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The Dead House | Billy O'Callaghan
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29 of #Riotgrams - Chills and Thrills

I just finished this creepy story today and thought a creepy pic of it would be perfect for the #Riotgrams challenge. The only downside is now I am sitting in the dark freaking myself out more... 😱

Note: Candles that were used were flameless. No person, cat, or book were singed while taking this picture.

Note 2: My riotgram challenge will be out of order. No reason, just becuase.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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15 of #Riotgrams - Maps, Legends,and Other Bonus Art

The map of Aiaia I received from participating in a #readingglasses online book chat on Circe. I highly recommend this book if you have not read it yet.

Note: My riotgram challenge will be out of order. No reason, just becuase.

Linsy 💛🧡💛 (edited) 4y
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Scourged | KEVIN. HEARNE
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14 of #Riotgrams - Audiobooks or Book Podcasts

This is the book my husband and I are listening to on our vacation through Colorado. We love the Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne and Luke Daniels's voice talent makes the stories come alive.

Note: My riotgram challenge will be out of order. No reason, just becuase.

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1 of #Riotgrams - Reading Selfie

This me reading one of the weirdest books I have encountered on my roadtrip through Colorado.

Note: My riotgram challenge will be out of order. No reason, just becuase.

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The Shining | Stephen King
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4 of #Riotgrams - Travel and Adventures. The book is next to the pole in the foreground of the infamous Stanley Hotel (birthplace of the book). Next to the book is a bottle of Redrum Ale from Estes Park Brewery.

Note: My riotgram challenge will be out of order. No reason, just becuase.

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Hmm... Secret message under the dust jacket?

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Afterlife | Marcus Sakey
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Signed @ Books in Bloom in Eureka Springs, AR on May 20, 2018.

#booksinbloom #signedbook