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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

A calm, quiet, slightly disturbing listen through the eyes of a female AI. Glad I read it, but probably won‘t re-read. It did make me interested in looking into the author‘s other books.

marleed I read this just after finishing The Remains of the Day and it just didn‘t live up to my experience inside the earlier book. 2w
Vansa I didn't like this book at all! I found the resolution completely ridiculous, honestly. And the narrative voice was just irritating. The basic core is so profound-what is it about us that makes us .."us" and not merely one among others.It wasn't explored well at all.It felt like a mashup of Remains of the day and Never let me go,done badly. 2w
AileenRR @marleed @Vansa I‘m really going to have to look into his earlier works if they‘re that much better 2w
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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams
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So I fell in love with Vlad in this book, but never quite warmed up to Elena 100%, but I like her a lot. Not my favorite in the series because I hate big misunderstandings. Also, the neighbor Claud was too much for me. Still, yay for Vlad! Glad he figured out his gluten intolerance 👍🏽

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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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I love this because of the way it‘s making me think about my approach to living. It‘s inspirational. I don‘t love the ending; I wanted a long, drawn out epilogue where the author tells how every character we‘ve met is doing. But would still recommend.

jenhugh63 I think I like that he left it open ended though. It feels sort of on theme. 1mo
AileenRR @jenhugh63 You‘re right, the ending is completely on theme w the book. I‘m just greedy and always want more 😬 1mo
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Wonderful listen on a gray, rainy day.

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AileenRR
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Didn‘t think I was going to like this one since I usually like YA books featuring kind, smart, obedient kids and this heroine is NOT that. But she changes, and the secondary characters, particularly her dad, make up for her brattiness.

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Sister BFFs | Philippa Rice
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Mehso-so

Not a fan of the way the lips were drawn. A portrayal of a mostly loving relationship between sisters who seem to be best friends, but the really know how to poke at each other. It was ok.

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Baby: A Soppy Story | Philippa Rice
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Mehso-so

I think I would have appreciated this one more if I‘d read the original Soppy first.

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Be More Chill | Ned Vizzini
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Mehso-so

Listened to the book because my teenager likes the musical based on the book. It was ok. Apparently the musical is more dramatic 🤷🏻‍♀️

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AileenRR
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Don‘t know if I‘d recommend it, but I liked it a lot, in large part because I love reading about how rich people live. When I came across the name of a hotel or shop or artist, I‘d Google it so I could better picture this world. It also helped to be forewarned that the story would not end happily.

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Accidentally Engaged | Farah Heron
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Didn‘t like the relationship between the 2 main characters. Big let down because the premise was so good. The heroine was a downer. There were too many lies and secrets. The best part for me was the growth in the relationship between the heroine and her sister.

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Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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I love it when characters have loving, supportive, healthy families. Better the 2nd time I listened to it (spaced out a lot the 1st time).

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AileenRR
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This series has been consistently good so far.

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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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Mehso-so

As in most essay collections, I liked some more than others. Felt smart reading it and had to look up the meaning of a few words. I thought it would deal with more superficial topics like the cosmetic industry, but religion, rape, and the roles of the wife are interesting too.

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Eat A Peach: A Memoir | David Chang
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Listened to this twice and I still missed bits. I need to read this with my eyes. I came in not knowing much about the author. Now I‘m a fan.

Megabooks I couldn‘t read this as an audiobook. Much better in print IMO. 3mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Mehso-so

This one was ok. Fine. Pretty good. I did LOL once towards the beginning. I usually like enemies to lovers, but I guess there was too much of the enemies part and not enough shown of the transformation to friends and lovers. I mean, it was there, but just not enough for me. Would probably be better on paper vs audio.

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The Soulmate Equation | Christina Lauren
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Nice romance with a good heroine. If such technology existed and if I wasn‘t already married, I‘d definitely submit my DNA sample to find a soulmate.

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AileenRR
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Lovely sequel. Actually teared up at one point. Looking forward to book 3 💖

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AileenRR
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I don‘t think I‘ll be recommending this one to others, but I really enjoyed listening to the parts about the personal relationship between the authors. Edit: I liked it a lot more after a second listen and would definitely recommend to others.

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The Dare | Elle Kennedy
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Solid ending to the series. Likable hero and heroine. After spending 8 books in this world I‘m ready for something totally different.

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The Play | Elle Kennedy
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Didn‘t think I‘d like this one very much considering I didn‘t like the hero or heroine, but I was wrong 🤷🏻‍♀️

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The Risk | Elle Kennedy
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The best of the Off Campus/Briar U series ♥️ Brenna and Jake‘s story was more involved and full of heart than the others.

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The Chase | Elle Kennedy
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Mehso-so

My least favorite so far in the Off Campus/Briar U series, which was surprising because I love the hero and heroine already from their appearances in previous books.

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

Spaced out a bunch listening to this one, but still heard lots of interesting things.

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The Goal | Elle Kennedy
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Prickly heroines aren‘t my favorite, but the happy ending was very satisfying.

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The Mistake | Elle Kennedy
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Caught some of the Twilight marathon on TV yesterday, and now there‘s a hilarious Twilight reference in my book 😆

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AileenRR
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An easy, interesting listen.

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The Friend Zone | Kristen Callihan
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Completed the series. I‘m gonna miss these sweet football players and their women 💖

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The Hot Shot | Kristen Callihan
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Book 4 in the series. My favorite so far; finally got book 2 from the library and I have high hopes. I‘m really loving how these new romances don‘t rely on annoying misunderstandings. The characters are more emotionally mature and actually TALK to each other 🙌🏽

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The Game Plan | Kristen Callihan
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3rd in a series. I had to skip book 2 because my phone didn‘t support the format, but it seems that the series gets better as it progresses. I‘m wanting a big, burly, sweet man for myself.

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Life's Too Short | Abby Jimenez
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The 3rd in a series. I liked it, but I think book 2 was my favorite.

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Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas
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Liked Maverick‘s story better than I thought I would. I want to rewatch The Hate U Give now that I know the back history.

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The Hook Up | Kristen Callihan
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Been reading a lot of romance featuring heroes who are smart, kind, level-headed athletes. My current favorite type of book boyfriend 💖

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Everything After | Jill Santopolo
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The comparisons to Daisy and the Six are valid. The ending is hokey, but it‘s the one I wanted.

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Initially tough to listen to because it was difficult to keep all the characters straight. I did end up getting into the story and liked it a lot. Tried watching the show and didn‘t last even half an episode.

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The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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It‘s the first book in the series and I‘m hooked. Loved both the main characters, but especially the hero. The ending was a little too neat, but it‘s the happy ending I wanted for them 💖

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Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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Mehso-so

Okay. There were some sweet bits.

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

I liked the characters a lot, but I think the audiobook format is the wrong way for me to go with this series. Took me a long time to get into the story and I spaced out frequently. So maybe it was me, not the book 🤷🏻‍♀️

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AileenRR
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Ina‘s microwave hollandaise recipe was easy and delicious! I love lots of lemon in my hollandaise and Ina adds a LOT (maybe too much?); I just added a little less the 2nd time I made it. But HOLLANDAISE in the MICROWAVE!!!!!

charl08 That sounds like a recipe I want to try. 7mo
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Crazy Stupid Bromance | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Probably my favorite of the series so far due to the chemistry between the 2 leads. Looking forward to The Russian‘s story!

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Another Day | David Levithan
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Every Day from Rhiannon‘s point of view. I liked it more than I thought I would.

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AileenRR
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Super steamy love scenes. I guess I liked it enough overall to continue with the series.

britt_brooke I liked this one, but I think books 2 and 3 are better. I don‘t think you‘ll regret checking them out. 😉 7mo
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Six Earlier Days | David Levithan
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This is a prequel to Every Day and I‘m still loving A‘s story 😊

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AileenRR
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Someone told me that I wouldn‘t like this one, so the whole time I was waiting for something terrible to happen and anticipating a bad ending. But I liked it. A bit overhyped though? It‘s got a grown up Island of the Blue Dolphins vibe, or Where the Red Fern Grows but extra.

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Dating You / Hating You | Christina Lauren
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There were a few stressful chapters, but the 2 protagonists were VERY likable and had great chemistry with each other. Also, I enjoyed the overt feminist message included in the story.

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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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LOVED this one. It had me appreciating my relatively “young” 45yo body 😊

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Sunny | Jason Reynolds
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Didn‘t get far on the paperback and switched over to the audiobook. So glad it did! The reader was fantastic and gave Sunny life ☀️ This story was unexpectedly sad at times and I was in tears 💔

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Meet Cute: Collected Stories | Kass Morgan, Meredith Russo, Julie Murphy, Katie Cotugno, Emery Lord, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, Nicola Yoon, Nina LaCour, Sara Shepard, Jennifer L Armentrout, Katharine McGee, Jocelyn Davies, Ibi Zoboi
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Bailedbailed

A bunch of short stories 👍🏽 that stop as soon as you get sucked in 👎🏽 It‘s a collection of beginnings, so really not for someone like me who lives for epilogues. I stopped after the first few stories because the whole set up was too jarring and disappointing to me.

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Undercover Bromance | Lyssa Kay Adams
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I liked the 1st book better. Liv never really grew on me, but I‘ll continue the series since the premise is so good.

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AileenRR
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Was ok. The authors seemed to be fair to all members of the royal family, but you could tell they‘re fans of Harry and Meghan. Not that there‘s anything wrong w that.

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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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This one lived up to the hype and I loved it ♥️

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