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Acoleman

Acoleman

Joined January 2019

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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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This one was just ok for me. I was all in until half way through and then it lost me. Maybe the pandemic is too fresh in my mind to appreciate the remaining story. I always enjoy her writing style and perspective though

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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Love!!! OMG!!! I knew how this book would end about half way through, but this book is not about how it ends. It is a beautiful journey getting there. I loved every minute with these characters and regret that I read it so fast.

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The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
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Mehso-so

This was a fun format. Written all through emails, texts, interviews and new articles. It went on a little too long for me and I‘m not even sure a really understand who did it and why in the end. A very quick quirky read.

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This was an adventure to read. Horse racing, lions, and historic flights.

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Great thriller, really enjoying Peter Swansons work. I‘ve read/listened to a few now and it‘s always an adventurous exciting read. Parts were predictable, but I did not see the ‘escape‘ coming.

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Listened to this one. Read by Lauren Graham. Very entertaining. Having traveled to the Amalfi coast it brought me right back!

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Pizza Girl: A Novel | Jean Kyoung Frazier
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What a quirky little book!

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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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This was a good thriller- lots of twist and turns. Timely if you‘ve been following the Heard/Depp trial

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Worst book I‘ve read 😬. The lack of conventional punctuation made it difficult to read. I found large stretches of the book indulgent where the author just went on and on about a variety of topics not relevant to the plot or character development.

KristiAhlers I agree I have read her books and they simply don‘t resonate. And the complete lack of punctuation is ridiculous. 5mo
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Loved this book. Loved the quirky characters. Reminded me of Elenor Oliphant or Cactus or a Man called Ove. Strong quirky characters with big hearts and big messages.

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Learned a lot about deaf culture and ASL reading this. The actual story was a little far fetched especially in the end. And I wasn‘t a fan of characters being introduced and explained late in the book. But a very thoughtful read.

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Listened to this one. Thought it was good, kept me guessing.

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A Killer by Design | Ann Wolbert Burgess
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My first nonfiction in a long time. Makes me want to binge watch Criminal Minds. So fascinating!! And even more interesting that it was a woman with this sort of expertise during this time frame.

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Bright Burning Things | Lisa Harding
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This was a very enlightening perspective. Very insightful

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This was a good one, there was just a lot happening. The main character really goes through a lot of self discovery/awareness. It easily could‘ve been several separate smaller novels

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The Trivia Night | Ali Lowe
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Major disappointment. Dumb! Rich people getting drunk at a school fundraiser and swapping spouses. Giving up on page 213 out of 320. I love a good game night, this was so annoying.

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Black Buck | Mateo Askaripour
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This one was just OK for me. The first half I really enjoyed, then it dragged on too long for me. I did like the characters and the real life examples of systematic racism that plagues our country. It just went a little overboard in the second half of the book.

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I always find it hard to read about some of the incredibly horrible way humans were treated. But this was beautiful written. You definitely need the family tree at the beginning and I referred to it often. It helped me to understand the deep rooted, generations long anger that some people feel. Feel like a learned a little perspective.

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Full on Romance novel- not my usual read, but liked it. A lot of PG-13 scenes in this one. Gushy, swoon- worthy love story.

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Clever, I like the back and forth between their early life and the current time.

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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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‘Please try to remember that books aren‘t always an escape; sometimes books teach us things. They show us the world; they don‘t hide it‘

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Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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This was a page turner. Gripping all the way through. At the end I was wondering why it wasn‘t over until the last little twist that summed it all up.

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Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Great Thriller!!!

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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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OMG - So so so so good. One of my top 5 books ever. If this has been hanging out in in your tbr pile, make it your next read.

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Hard to read- really bad subject matter!!! I liked the twists of the story and the mystery of it. But stomach turning content at times. Definitely not for everyone

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was everything I wanted it to be!!! Love, love love!!! Being a 4th generation native so cal girl, growing up a stones throw from Malibu. This was exactly what I wanted it to be. It wasn‘t cheesy or stereotypical like other books set in the region. The surfing was depicted with a grace I haven‘t read before.

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I was really looking forward to this book. I love his previous books. But most of this book felt like the classic horror film where the girl is running UP the stairs or doing something so dumb it has you yelling at the screen. It takes it turn for the better in the last 20 or so pages but it wasn‘t enough for me. It was entertaining and kept me engaged, just a bit annoying.

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Been a little while since I posted, here‘s my recent reads. The last Mrs Parish- good but a little overrated and predictable, but a enjoyable read. Daisy Jones and the Six- 2nd time reading, listened to it this time, amazing, highly recommend. The Third Wife- thought this one was dumb and kind of offensive to women. The male character was stupid. Hello Summer- better than I thought it would be, fun beach read with some depth.

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Lying in Wait | Liz Nugent
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Mehso-so

Just ok for me. Complicated murder drama

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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This was hard to read. It goes against every ‘mom instinct‘ I have. But I had to finish, had see what happened. I wanted to believe it was an accident . . .

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Olive Kitteridge | Elizabeth Strout
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This book eloquently demonstrates how you touch people‘s lives without even knowing it and how others touch yours and leave their imprint.

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My first Ruth Ware. I really liked it. Lots of twists and turns. Very relatable main character. Looking forward to reading her again.

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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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I really enjoyed this one, different from books I‘ve read lately. I especially enjoyed reading about Talia‘s journey. I think her character is wise beyond her years and written very smart.

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Take It Back | Kia Abdullah
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‘Oppression doesn‘t spread through men with guns, or bombs on trains. Oppression spreads when women like you tell their daughters to marry a certain man, or wear a certain dress or work a certain job. ‘

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This book got a lot of attention this year. I really enjoyed it. It combined elements of a good story along with racial and gender identity/sexual preference issues. The issues didn‘t overwhelm the ‘story‘ though, it gave the story texture and depth.

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Fair Warning | Michael Connelly
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Read this one because my husband liked it. It didn‘t disappoint, fast moving detective thriller

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Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn
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This was a love letter to language and an interesting commentary on blindly following a government/religion that doesn‘t make sense. Fun to read - but near the end it got a little difficult.

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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This one was just ok for me. A little predictable and the end got weird.

angieinwonderland Agreed. Also annoyed with the characters. 2y
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Not a big self help book reader, but a friend recommended it. It‘s a great perspective. Good read.

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This is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Re read this for my book club. It truly is one of my favorites. It speaks to me as a parent and a human. Learning to be true to yourself and allowing others to do so.

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This Is Where It Ends | Marieke Nijkamp
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This was heartbreakingly good. When will we address the mental health needs of our kids. It doesn‘t have to be like this

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Outlawed | Anna North
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Just Ok. I liked it because it was different then most thing I read. But it was just ok. Gender-bending outlaws planning and getting away with an unrealistic heist.

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White Ivy: A Novel | Susie Yang
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Just Ok for me. It started good, but really slowed down through the middle. I disliked the ending. A little to much entitlement and privilege pretending to be a story of an immigrant family.

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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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1st book of 2021 was magical. This book is filled with meaning and reflection. It‘s a little like The Christmas Carol. You feel like Scrooge visiting lives that could‘ve been. Love, love, love!!!!

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My last book of 2020. Hit my goal of 60 books this year. This is a quick read. Enjoyed it.

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Makes you consider the pain and struggles others have endured to cause them to approach their life in the way they do.

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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A cross between Groundhog‘s day, a Hallmark Christmas movie and a drug store romance novel. A pick if your expectations are reasonable.

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The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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This was good but much different than I thought it would be. Less about this hotel that‘s a haven for the creative souls and much more about communism in the entertainment industry in the 50‘s. Enjoyable. Favorite quote ( from any book read recently ) - ‘Still, the world is run by men who want power, who will say anything to attain it, and do anything to retain it‘ Hoping to see that change more and more.

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The Chicken Sisters | K J Dell'Antonia
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Just ok, I loved the premise of this one. I‘m a food network fan and a reality TV fan. It just didn‘t do it for me.

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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My reading buddy! Loved this one, zipped through it. Figured most of it out about half way through, but enjoyed the story being revealed.