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Addison_Reads

Joined January 2018

"All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen." Matilda- Roald Dahl
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Vauhini Vara has written a unique, genre-bending novel packed full of a variety of characters following different timelines. At first, things were a little difficult to keep track of, but once I got the feel for it I was hooked.

The core of this novel grapples with humans and technology. King Rao is a genius who uses his computer skills to change the world. But the ultimate question is did he make things better or worse?

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Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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This was such a great read! 💚 I binged the audio today while cleaning. Once I started it I didn't want to stop. It's more of a thriller with supernatural elements than purely horror.

Teddy has an imaginary friend. When his new babysitter starts asking questions about this friend things take a creepy turn. The action and suspense build throughout and reach a satisfying ending that I didn't have fully figured out beforehand.

vivastory This sounds great! Will definitely be checking it out 5h
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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All of the praise this book has received over the years is definitely worth it.

Trevor Noah is a remarkable human being who had to overcome a lot to get where he is today. I love how candid he was with his stories. This book is full of love, humor, loyalty, and determination. His relationship with his Mom really got to me. 💔

If you haven't read this one yet, I highly recommend it.

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Motherthing | Ainslie Hogarth
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I found the dark humor of this wildly entertaining. People who are fans of Mona Awad would probably enjoy this one.

Abby longs for a mother. When she marries Ralph she feels like maybe finally her mother-in-law can fill that void. Unfortunately, that's not the case.

This book is weird and I never knew where it was headed but it was an interesting journey. My only complaint is that I wanted a little more from the ghost story.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag You had me with “this book is weird”, one of my favourite genres (edited) 4d
BeeMagical ^ keeping with the above theme - you had me at “Mona Awad“ ❤ 😂 4d
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I've been using #NetGalley for almost a year now and I've never gotten so many books I requested before. I was excited to see all of these added to my account today. I really need to get to reading. 😁

I also picked up True Biz and the new Gilgamesh translation at the library today.

jlhammar Wow! So great. Can't wait for your thoughts on these. I'm about halfway through True Biz and really enjoying it. 4d
LiteraryinLawrence I‘ll be really curious what you think of the new Zevin. I‘ve liked the previous ones but the premise of this one seems like it could go either way… 4d
Megabooks I‘ve heard good things about the Wong and Zevin! True Biz was great, too. 😁 4d
vivastory I wish I enjoyed using my kindle more than I do bc of netgalley 4d
Addison_Reads @vivastory I prefer physical books. I taught myself to appreciate reading the ebooks more by doing it at night with all the lights out. Now I look forward to reading that way each night. But if the sun's out, or lights are on in the house, I just can't concentrate on an ereader. 4d
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The Other Mother: A Novel | Rachel M. Harper
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So close to being a pick but I feel some areas could have used some editing to clear up timing issues.

The story is told in both the past and present. A young man in search of his father quickly finds out his mother had been lying to him about many things his whole life.

Lots of complex characters and complicated relationships, which felt real and believable. Overall, it's a solid multi-generational story with only minor issues.

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Siren Queen | Nghi Vo
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I've seen other books by this author but this is the first one I've read. Now that I've finished this one I quickly put other books by Vo on hold at the library. 😁

This could have been just a good story had the author focused only on being a Chinese-American in the film industry in the 1930s. Instead what we get is an amazing story that takes all that and adds in monsters, magic, and forbidden love.

Loved it! 💚

jlhammar Kind of kicking myself for not adding this to my BOTM box! I'll have to get in the library line for the audiobook. 4d
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Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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More #NetGalley titles to add to my TBR. I really need to stop requesting but there are so many great books coming out that I can't wait to read.

#CoverCrush I am in love with the cover of The Impatient 💚💙💛

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The Price of Salt, or Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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#AuthorAMonth2022 @Soubhiville

Wow! This book was brilliant. 💚

I watched the movie previously not knowing it was a book. The movie of course paled in comparison to this complex beautiful work of literature. The relationship between the two main characters is complex and immersive.

Like the other Highsmith I have read, this book has a way of burrowing its way into the readers mind and making things feel a bit uncomfortable while reading.

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This audiobook was excellent. The narrator did a fantastic job.

Elektra is the title but this book explores the relationships of Clytemnestra and Cassandra as well. I loved the focus being on the females and the psychology explored in their choices.

Jennifer Saint truly has a gift for Greek mythology retellings. She combines the classic stories with a fresh new spin full of excitement and adventure.

Cinfhen I really loved the audio too!!! The scene with Clytemnestra and Iphigenia broke my heart even though I already knew the outcome 😭 6d
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This is such a beautiful book. 💚 It was the read I didn't know I needed.

So often lately I'm apathetic about the state of things around me- politically, environmentally, and just people as a whole some days. Goodall reminded me though that there's goodness out there and that there's still hope as long as we choose to focus on it.

Truly great read for all of us and the audiobook was excellent.

Texreader I was pondering this book recently. I‘m glad to hear it was so good. 6d
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The Island | Adrian McKinty
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Like The Chain, this fast-paced thriller was certainly entertaining, and in the moment I found it enjoyable. However, the way McKinty focuses on the action of his stories makes me crave just a bit more explanation on characters and plot choices.

Great read for the upcoming summer months when you want something entertaining that doesn't make you think too much.

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The Nineties: A Book | Chuck Klosterman
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I graduated high school in 1999. Reading this book was like time traveling back to my youth. The nostalgia I felt while reading this may make me biased, but I thought Klosterman did an excellent job of capturing the essence of what the 90's felt like.

Side note: I made a lot of phone calls on a phone just like the one on the cover. 😁

Librarybelle I‘m looking forward to this one! I‘m a 2000 graduate, so I feel like this has to be my coming of age years in book form. 😂 7d
The_Penniless_Author I'm a 1998 graduate, so I probably have the same biases 😁 Will have to check this out. 7d
vivastory Class of '97 here. Definitely looking forward to this one! (edited) 7d
EvieBee Phone envy! I graduated class of 2002 but I was stuck in 80s culture and had the pink phone similar to this one. 😆 7d
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One of my favorite reads this year!

At first I wasn't sure about a book were a fig tree acted as a character, but the perspective of the tree held some of my favorite sections of this book.

This is a beautiful story of love, family, acceptance, and how decisions from the past play a role in the future. It was a true delight to read. 💚

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Nightcrawling: A novel | Leila Mottley
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#CampToB22 #summercampsuggestions

I've read several great 2022 releases already that I'd love to see in the ToB, but these six are ones I am looking forward to reading. Most are upcoming releases that cover the wide range of genres/subjects I enjoy reading.

Chelsea.Poole I nearly added Nightcrawling and Rogues to my list! 😊 7d
Addison_Reads @Chelsea.Poole there were two on your list I had written down as well, Elsewhere and Here Goes Nothing. Great minds think alike. 😉 7d
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Chelsea.Poole lol indeed! Did you read this one? 7d
Addison_Reads @Chelsea.Poole Yes, I enjoyed Saint X a lot unlike many other readers. 7d
squirrelbrain I nearly added Nightcrawling to my list too, as I have a #netgalley ARC! @Chelsea.Poole Oh, and I also enjoyed Saint X. 7d
BarbaraBB I am screenshotting again! I am so delighted about all suggestions!
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Cinfhen Ohhhh, 5 new to me titles!!!! Need to go check them out and I loved Saint X- the audio was fabulous 7d
Chelsea.Poole @Addison_Reads me too!! I do remember seeing lots of “meh” about Saint X but it‘s stayed with me since reading it. @squirrelbrain @cinfhen guess we are united in our thumbs up for Saint X. That‘s why Elsewhere made my list, plus the description! 7d
vivastory If I had included NF, Rogues would have been on my list. I was completely unaware of the Heltzel & I think it sounds great. The tob has definitely blurred genre boundaries the past few years with nominees like My Sister the Serial Killer and Echo Wife, so it'd be great to see a horror/thriller on a summer list. 7d
Ruthiella Fantastic list! Every single title is new to me! What I love about the TOB and this adjacent Litsy thread is the discovery of new to me books and authors! 7d
Cinfhen Same @Ruthiella 🤩💜 7d
thebluestocking I love this! I haven‘t heard of any of them, but I‘m going to check them out. 💙 6d
kwmg40 I loved Riot Baby and hadn't realized there's a new book by Tochi Onyebuchi. I look forward to reading this one. 6d
Addison_Reads @kwmg40 I loved Riot Baby too. I've been waiting on my local library to get Goliath but I might give in and buy it for myself. 😁 6d
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Giving a book a pick when it made me feel repulsed while reading it feels odd but I think it shows what a wonderfully talented writer Patricia Highsmith is.

The characters in this story made my skin crawl. I disliked them and hated their whining and their inability to accept responsibility for that actions. However, this physiological thriller wouldn't have worked with likeable characters. Great crime read!

vivastory I agree wholeheartedly about Highsmith's ability to get under the reader's skin. I read Edith's Diary last year & it gave me a similar feeling but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. 2w
EvieBee I felt the exact same way! It was a so-so for me. 2w
Addison_Reads @vivastory @EvieBee This was my first Highsmith and the fact she evoked so much emotion from me makes me excited to read more. Definitely a book I don't think I'll forget, although it's not a favorite. 2w
EvieBee Shortly after this one I read…and it was weird but I really liked it! 2w
Soubhiville Great review! I love books that give me conflicting emotions. 1w
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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I love dark fantasy and when mixed with a fairytale it makes for such an adventurous read.

This story is full of amazing female characters who aren't afraid to shake things up and change their fates. Atmospheric, propulsive, and ultimately just an exciting storyline made this book a joy to read.

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Black Mouth | Ronald Malfi
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So excited that I was approved for these upcoming releases. I can't wait to start them!

Bklover A new Malerman!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 2w
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It's last minute and very open, but here's my #BookSpinBingo list for May. @TheAromaofBooks

The background photo is at our VW Salvage Yard. One of our shop cats, Feisty, was enjoying the sun today.

#BookSpin #DoubleSpin

Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 2w
charl08 Lovely picture. 2w
RaeLovesToRead Awww, feisty!!! 🥰🥰🥰 2w
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TheAromaofBooks So are some of the VWs being combined to make other VWs? We go to a VW car show locally every year or two and I love seeing how many various kit cars show up!! 2w
Addison_Reads @TheAromaofBooks we take any and all good parts off the cars to keep other old VWs on the road. I ship parts all over the world daily. We also have dune buggy bodies and some kit car bodies just waiting for the right person to take them home and restore them. The past two weekends we've been at VW shows here in Texas selling parts. 2w
TheAromaofBooks That is so cool!! When we got married, my husband had a Maxi Taxi that he was halfheartedly restoring until he decided that that wasn't really how he wanted to spend his spare time LOL My father-in-law built a trike off of a VW bug base/engine as well... we have a soft spot for them around here 2w
Addison_Reads @TheAromaofBooks That's awesome! We actually still have a Maxi Taxi body available. You don't see them that often. My father-in-law did VW drag racing in the 80's which is why we inherited 2 acres full of VWs. If you goggle Don's Bug Barn there's actually quite a few photos and articles about us. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, that is fantastic! I love that your husband went from chef to salvage yard owner! Isn't it crazy how life takes us in completely different directions from what we originally pictured?? I also love that your FIL raced a Ghia - those are maybe my favorite of the older VWs. My husband has also owned 2 Sciroccos (late 70s models) and loved them as well. What a fun story you have!! 2w
Addison_Reads @TheAromaofBooks I learned a long time ago that life has its own plans and sometimes it doesn't match up with your own. 😉 I wouldn't change a thing though. It's been an interesting journey. 2w
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The Bone Season: A Novel | Samantha Shannon
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#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

Excellent start to this series! Shannon does a wonderful job of building both the world and the characters that I can't wait to see where the story is headed next.

I'm excited to discuss this with my fellow Littens soon @PageShifter @coffeewithbooks @FantasyChick @Laughterhp @BookHoarder32

Addison_Reads #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks I finished this one just at the last minute. ☺ 2w
TheSpineView Great job! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Not Good for Maidens | Tori Bovalino
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This retelling of The Goblin Market was really great. It's dark, with some very terrifying moments and characters that are as dark and complex as the setting.

I'll admit, I'm not familiar with the original poem this is based on, but so many other fairy tale stories use versions of The Goblin Market that it wasn't hard to follow. However, now I'm really interested in reading the original.

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This is a true crime story that I knew nothing about until I just randomly found the audiobook through my library.

In the 1870's in Kansas a discovery of multiple bones and buried bodies are discovered on the property of the Bender family. This book explores who this family was, where they might have ran off too, and reasons why they killed.

Some parts were slow, but overall it was an interesting read with a lot of information.

Karkar This is a crazy story!! 2w
vivastory I don't know if you have Kindle Unlimited, but if you do the following by Harold Shechter in his series is about this case. I binge read his entire series 2w
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Scary Monsters | Michelle De Kretser
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The scary monsters in this novel are the terrifying ways that racism, misogyny, and ageism play a role in two different time frames in Australia.

One part follows Lili in the early 80's and the other is about Lyle who lives in a near future Australia. The parts exist independently and can be read in any order.

The writing was good, but I would have liked more connection between both stories.

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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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I really enjoyed this YA fantasy. The world building and mythology were well done with strong characters.

The way women were treated in the society angered me, but that was part of the story so I tried to not let it bother me too much.

There's a great twist at the end and I can't wait to see where the story goes next.

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView ❤ the cover! Great job! 2w
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This book had some interesting parts involving the history of the notorious axeman who killed several people over many years in New Orleans. Sadly though, it didn't hold my attention throughout. Some sections were strong, others felt like they needed more research to fully flush out the story.

vivastory Whenever I hear about The Axeman I inevitably think about my fave season of American Horror Story 3w
Addison_Reads @vivastory That's such a great season! 3w
vivastory I need to get caught up. I haven't watched it in forever. 3w
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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Such a fun start to a series! Thursday Next is a great character and I loved how this book used literature within the story. It's whimsical, magical, mysterious, and just an overall good read.

I'm excited to see what adventure awaits in the next book.

vivastory I've had this on my TBR shelves for years. I really should read it soon. Have you read Fforde's Early Riser? I think you'd really like it. 3w
Addison_Reads @vivastory Thank you for the suggestion. I haven't read it, but it's now added to the list. 3w
vivastory I would recommend the print if possible. It has some fun illustrations. 3w
TheSpineView Awesome! 2w
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Interesting read. Nesseth had a great balance of science and pop culture with this well researched look into why some individuals love horror films so much. Chapters are broken down in a very cohesive manner that builds on ideas and science presented in the previous charter.

I even found a few horror movies mentioned that I didn't know about, so that made it even better.

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Listen Mama | M. S. P. Williams
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This memoir written in letters by the author to his mom broke me. Most of William's life his mother was absent from due to her struggles with mental illness. We see through his own words how hard this is on him as he's growing up.

Listen Mama is raw, emotional, and a very well done coming-of-age memoir. It's great as an audiobook too.

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EvieBee I‘m always drawn to a coming of age memoir! 3w
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I loved Station Eleven, but I wasn't as big a fan of The Glass Hotel. However, this is by far my favorite Mandel of the three. 💚

The shifting timelines mixed with time travel and the beautiful artistry of Mandel's writing transported me into this subtle view of human existence. There are so many underlying questions mixed into this story that I will be thinking about it for months I'm sure.

This is a thoughtful, beautiful piece of literature.

Jenken1998 I loved this ❤️ 3w
rmaclean4 Excited to get to this one! 3w
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Revelator: A novel | Daryl Gregory
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Excellent new horror!

Set in the backwoods of Appalachia, this story follows a family full of secrets and a strange religion. I absolutely loved the setting and felt it added a lot to the overall gothic feel.

I don't want to give away too much but there are some truly creepy moments, a few great twists, and a perfect ending for this unforgettable tale.

Highly recommend this one to horror fans.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover 🖤 3w
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Will | Will Smith
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After the Oscars, I almost cancelled my hold on this one, but I'm glad I didn't. I wasn't blown away by it, but I did enjoy the stories and his openness about himself.

I definitely do not condone his outburst at the Oscars. However, having read this I understand more of what might have pushed him to act that way. Like all of us he's a flawed individual with lots to work on to be a better person.

LoverOfLearning This is sitting on my shelf.... legit staring at me. HA I guess I still need to read it! 4w
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Although I hate that it took me so many years to get around to reading this I feel like I wouldn't have appreciated it as much had I read it sooner.

It does have some parts that I feel haven't aged the best, but that certainly doesn't take away from the overall epic immersion I felt while reading it. I'm excited to read the next one and see where the story goes.

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

vivastory I read, & enjoyed, the first a few years ago but never continued. I'll be curious to see what you think about the other entries. The movie was one of my favorites of last year. 4w
Addison_Reads @vivastory I'm going to watch it this weekend. Now I am more excited about it since you said it was a favorite. I wanted to watch it last night, but everyone else voted for the new Batman instead. 4w
vivastory What did you think of Batman? 4w
Addison_Reads @vivastory My nephew loved it, but aside from a few well-done scenes I thought it was just okay. Fine to watch once, but probably not a Batman movie I'll revisit. 4w
TheSpineView Awesome! 4w
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When a book description has the word "romance" in it I tend to avoid it. But Emezi is an author that I will read anything they write. ?

Yes, this has romance and some steamy sex scenes, but it has so much more. It's a study in grief, in finding beauty in things even when life is at its bleakest, and it's about forgiveness, mostly of one's own self.

Gorgeous, provocative writing with complex characters made me love this book.

vivastory I really need to read their work 4w
Addison_Reads @vivastory Freshwater is one of my favorite books ever. I still think about it. 4w
vivastory That's the one I have.👍 hope to read it soon 4w
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This was my first Boyne but now I can't wait to read more.

The gothic setting in this novel was absolute perfection. A haunted house, a lingering spirit, a dad whose love knows no bounds, and two children tormented by a tragedy they experienced all make this an immersive book that had me hooked from the start.

And what an ending! 😱

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Soubhiville Wow, that sounds great! 1mo
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This was such a great read and a YA book I feel should be in every school library. Malinda Lo uses real historical events in 1950s San Francisco mixed with her story of a young Asian-American girl coming to terms with her sexuality to tell an unforgettable story.

Loved it and I'm so excited there's a sequel coming out. 💚

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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The Guncle delivers all the feels! 💚💛💙💜

I had such an enjoyable time listening to this audiobook. It isn't my typical read, but thanks to all the wonderful reviews here I decided to give it a chance. Little did I know that this uplifting story was exactly what I needed this week.

wanderinglynn I just got this book! I‘m looking forward to reading it. 1mo
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The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
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When I started this I was unsure about the format, but after about 20 pages I was completely hooked. The story unfolds in a series of emails, texts, and memos. The central story surrounds a group involved in a community drama club who start raising money for a sick child. Things escalate into so much more though and even I didn't have things fully figured out until the end.

Intriguing, entertaining, and overall just a great mystery read.

Aims42 I have this at my library ready for me to pick up 👍 Thanks for the heads up about the format, I‘ll know to stick with it 😁 (edited) 1mo
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One of my favorite retellings! 💀

I've always loved The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Christina Henry really delivers with this unique take on a classic.

I adored Ben! 💚 He was such a fun main character full of so much mischief. The story builds from the opening when a mutilated body is found and becomes more suspenseful with each chapter.

Creepy, very atmospheric, and such a great story.

CrowCAH Love the cover art! 1mo
BkClubCare Great cover! 1mo
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If you've followed me for long then you know Jeff Lemire is a favorite of mine.

Royal City is set in a small town were a tragic event from the family's past set them all on different paths. Fast forward several years, Dad's in the hospital and all of the siblings return home. While back home, they're forced to deal with their issues.

Emotional story where the ghosts of the past help resolve the problems of the present.

vivastory I still have this checked out. I plan on reading it later this week. 1mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory This reminded me of Frogcatchers or Roughneck by him, which are two of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it. 1mo
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Lean Fall Stand | Jon McGregor
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Following a group of scientists working in the Antarctic made an interesting backstory, and this book started strong but then just lost its momentum.

It was a quick read. It was mildly entertaining. But sadly, I doubt I'll be able to recall anything from it in a few weeks.

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Gwendy's Final Task | Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
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Great finish to this trilogy! 💚

This final book did an excellent job of wrapping things up and connecting it back to King's expansive universe.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Young Mungo | Douglas Stuart
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Another brilliant novel by Stuart! I loved Shuggie, but this was even better.

It will crush you, much like his first novel, but he is such an amazing writer that the pain is worth the read. The events in this novel turn dark and violent, but Stuart also captures those heart-pounding, butterflies in your stomach moments that come with falling in love.

Highly recommend if you enjoyed his first book.

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AmyG Better than Shuggie Bain. High praise! 1mo
vivastory Better than Shuggie? High praise! I'm torn if I should read this or the new Mandel first (although I haven't read Glass Hotel yet) 1mo
Addison_Reads @AmyG I was surprised myself that I felt that way. @vivastory I wasn't as big a fan of The Glass Hotel as I was Station Eleven, but I'm excited to read the new one. I hope you both enjoy Young Mungo it's a literary treat. 1mo
Megabooks Wow!! I‘m going to have to check this out! 1mo
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After the Rain | Nnedi Okorafor
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I haven't read the short story this is based on, but I loved this graphic novel adaptation.

The folklore mixed with horror in the story became more intense by the fantastic artwork.

Highly recommend to fans of horror graphic novels.

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Her Body and Other Parties | Carmen Maria Machado
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Great collection of short stories. The only story I wasn't a fan of was the Law & Order SUV, but the others were great. This is a diverse collection that contains themes of magical realism, horror, humor, and a lot of originality.

The first and last stories in the collection were my favorite.

IuliaC A great read! 1mo
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A Town Called Solace | Mary Lawson
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This is a quiet little novel set in a small town that focuses on our interactions with the people around us, or more specifically our neighbors.

It's told from several different POVs, which helped to bring depth to the story. There's a missing girl, a man struggling with his past, and a young girl who no one really seems to understand except her older neighbor.

I enjoyed it even though it's not my typical read.

Singout On my #NYWD list from @Amiable! 1mo
Amiable I've read two more books by Mary Lawson this year that will likely be on my NYWD list for 2023! :) 1mo
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I didn't get this read in time for #ToB2022, but I'm glad I finally had the chance.

The idea of a guy somehow becoming stuck inside his computer seemed ludicrous at first, but Kasulke manages to create a funny read that focuses on office relationships and how we interact with others in a virtual world.

I ended up enjoying this much more than I thought I would when I started reading it.

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The Waste Lands | Stephen King
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My second journey to the Tower is proving more enjoyable than the first and that's something I didn't think was possible.

I think this is the book where the series really starts to come together. The foreshadowing I'm noticing on this re-read is creating suspense for me even though I know what's ahead.

King's ability to spin a story never ceases to amaze me.

If you haven't read this series yet do yourself a favor and add it to your TBR.

vivastory Now I feel like rereading the series 1mo
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Icy Sparks | Gwyn Hyman Rubio
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I've owned this book far longer than I care to admit. 😂

I'm torn on how I feel. I truly loved Icy's character and I'm a fan of books set in the rural South, but once I finished I felt a disconnect with the overall story.

Icy suffers from Tourette's but goes undiagnosed for most of her life. The author did a great job of portraying Icy's loneliness and her desire to find somewhere she fit in.

Overall it ended up just being okay.

Cathythoughts Interesting review 👍 Great picture! I love the book cover too. 1mo
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A Black and Endless Sky | Matthew Lyons
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#NetGalley

As two adult siblings start of on a cross-country trip, one of them has an accident which leads into a wild Lovecraftian supernatural thriller that kept me guessing at every turn.

I really liked this book and there are a lot of great horror scenes in it. If you aren't a fan of Lovecraft's writing this probably isn't the book for you though even if you're a horror fan.

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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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East of Eden is still my favorite Steinbeck, but this book is such a heartbreaking story with absolutely beautiful writing.

Following the Joads on their journey for a better life, full of upsets at every turn, and yet somehow the family just keeps going, was one of the best literature experiences I've had in a while.

Thank you @TheAromaofBooks for choosing this book as my prize. I already know it will be well loved and read again and again.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It was the first Steinbeck I ever read and it absolutely gutted me. 1mo
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