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Joined May 2016

"Everybody wants somebody to hold up the right mirror." DJ&TS
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What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was so good! Different, quick paced, surprisingly good character development for the style. Definitely recommend.

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Disappointing. Little to no character development. A lot of choices Abby made left me wondering what in the world would make her do such a thing. She was also a total Mary Sue. Not worth it. MUCH better romances are out there in my opinion.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Back porch reading is a way of life y'all #raisethemright #littlereaders

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Digging this so far. 80 degrees and kid-free Saturday morning porch reading may be swaying my opinion 👏🏻 #kidfreemorning #timetoread

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Bout to pay two whole dollars to rent this because I'm too impatient for my hold, too cheap to buy it, the pollen is finally gone and I can read on my porch, it feels like summer, and I have one week left of school. #daisyjonesandthesix #taylorjenkinsreid #summer #summerreading

Melwilk I also have one week left of school. I am beginning to feel so excited about having time to read 😊 2mo
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I really liked this book. Katie is a fantastic human being and follower of Christ. I listened to the audiobook and didn't care for the narrator. She unfortunately took it from a sincere story of faith and saying yes no matter what to a little preachy and overly sweet. I recommend reading rather than listening.

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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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Can you really like a book even if you seriously want to shake some sense into basically all the characters?! It was well written and I was HOOKED. And even though the prologue gave away the ending I was still shaken.

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The last time I read this in high school I had very little to compare it to. This time…not so much 😳 #woke

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I‘m having such a fun time going back through these classics I read at a younger age – I have so much more of an appreciation for them now!

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The High Tide Club | Mary Kay Andrews
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This is the kind of morning I live for. Got to sleep in a little, there's a continuous breeze on the back porch, it's currently in the low 70's, I got my book and coffee, and when I find the energy to get out of my comfy chair I'm gonna get my laptop and get some writing and querying in.

Reviewsbylola Def sounds like the perfect morning!! 12mo
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Third Wife | Lisa Jewell
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Not the best but gave it pick rather than so-so because I related to this book on a ridiculously personal level. As a child of divorce the utter selfishness of cheaters and the way they don't even seem to consider for a second that it'll leave children with lifelong scars is too real.

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Every Day | David Levithan
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I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. While I personally disagreed with a couple parts the ending saved it for me obviously #greatendingjunkie

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Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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I'm not a huge re-reader but I make an exception for works like this. So tragic, lyrical, and beautiful. I have such a better appreciation for it now than I did in high school.

Linsy YES! You‘re making me think I‘m in need of a re-read... (edited) 12mo
AnnaDesourdy @Linsy do it!! I'm trying to decide what to re-read next! 12mo
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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I ❤️ Aunt Beast

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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I'm in the middle of a major #bookhangover (looking at you The Raven Cycle Series). So I decided to reread an old favorite to help get me through. Anyone else do this? On a side note I was actually supposed to reread this months ago for book club and just got around to it. #somanybookssolittletime #childrensbooks

Zelma I‘m in the midst of the worst hangover after finishing Ross Poldark. I can‘t decide on anything nor even pick anything up right now. 12mo
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I mean what can I say?! This series is most excellent and the book hangover started before I even finished this one. What do I read now?! Send help!

GondorGirl When I first finished the series I immediately read it a second time. 12mo
AnnaDesourdy @GondorGirl I would love to do that knowing what I know now! 12mo
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Mehso-so

So-so for three reasons. 1) I felt like this was useless as a novella. It should've just been the beginning of the next full length novel. 2) While I enjoyed getting a glimpse at the other characters through the changing perspectives it threw me off that some were first and others third person. And 3) MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE.

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I'm only 30 pages in but I'm a little thrown. Rhys and Feyre's parts are first person. Cassian is third. Flipped forward a little, Rhys and Feyre still first, Cassian and Mor third person. Why?! Has this bugged anyone else?!

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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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To be honest I was burned by In the Woods. It was soooo good and then it wasn't. I tried to explain to someone the other day. It was like being in the middle of a great conversation and having the other person just walk away mid-thought. I took it personally. #booknerdalert How could an author develop such a compelling premise, couple it with the most amazing writing, and then neglect to include any semblance of an ending?! BUT...to be continued

AnnaDesourdy ...I had another friend tell me to read this one. Then while querying I saw an agent had included in her bio that this book was as close to perfect as she could imagine. She was not wrong. I laughed, I cried, I (slightly) neglected my duties as wife and mother. Read this book. 13mo
Kaye Great review ! 13mo
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They just keep getting better! So far this one is my favorite! I love how some of the loose ends were both tide up but not. On to the next!!! I'm so excited to see how this all comes together!

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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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Giving this one a shot next. I read that one agent said this book was as close to perfection as she'd ever seen 🤔 so how can I not read it?!

swishandflick This is my personal favorite of French's books! Hope you enjoy it too 😄 14mo
AnnaDesourdy @swishandflick I heard that from several people. Loving it so far! 14mo
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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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I read this over four months while reading others. I don't recommend doing that because of the different characters that need a little focus to keep up with. I found myself flipping back and asking "ok who was this?!" But very well written. Characters and story were richly developed. And though some of them made poor choices I still liked them!

KateFulfordAuthor If you like Maggie‘s style, perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

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If you like twisty psychological mysteries then this is for you. This was exactly the book I needed to get me out of a reading slump I could feel coming on. Loved it. Highly recommend.

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So so good! Almost perfect except for the fact that some of the significant parts were rushed to a conclusion but still so good. I'm already moving on to the third 😍

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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French

I read In the Woods & I very much enjoyed it up until the very end, that is to say where the end should've been. One of my biggest pet peeve's is a story that doesn't wrap up at all & I felt like this one completely left me hanging. I was so torn because I absolutely loved the story & the writing but the lack of an ending just ruined it for me. So my question is, does this one actually have an ending or does it just kind of stop like ITW?

bookishkris It has an ending. It is my favorite Tana French, but I know that this is very much a “you like it or you don‘t” kind of book. 1y
irre The Likness is my favorite of hers! 1y
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One of the best YA fantasies ever imo. So well written. And so good I immediately borrowed the second in the series. Went the audiobook route since I was doing lots of driving. I wasn't 100% sure about Will Patton narrating but ended up believing him to be perfect for it!

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Aaaaaahhhhhh so good. I'm gonna go crazy waiting for the next one 😭😭😭 #Prisma

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❄️📚👏🏻

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🤣I love Mor🤣

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Porch reading is my favorite (aside from beach reading) and it just got an upgrade with new furniture! Bring on the warmer weather and longer days! #porchreading #wineandbook

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Fire Sermon | Jamie Quatro
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My feelings for this book are so strong I don't even know where to begin. Let me start by saying that I am a slow reader and a mom of two little boys and I still read the entire thing in one day. And I don't normally love the "stream of consciousness" style but it actually worked and probably is further proof of what an amazing writer Jaime Quatro is. I wanted to hate the main character a little but I just couldn't....continued ??

AnnaDesourdy Her flaws, quirks etc. we're just so real and relatable, particularly her views on motherhood. Oddly enough I found myself wanting to compare this book to The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller. I'd recommend both to anyone struggling in their marriage, Christian or not. 1y
emilyhaldi Great review!! I‘m sold! 👍🏻 1y
AnnaDesourdy @emilyhaldi I hope you love it!!! 1y
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Fire Sermon | Jamie Quatro
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shawnmooney I posted this exact same quote just a couple days before you did! Powerful! 1y
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Fire Sermon | Jamie Quatro
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This is the story of a woman named Anna who recently found out she had a book due back at the library in two days and really wanted to read it first and then started reading it and found it was so amazing that she couldn't put it down and ate the most random leftovers ever for dinner and managed to burn her husband's dinner in the process. #sorrynotsorry

LauraBeth 😂😂I burned the family‘s dinner last night because I was reading. 🤦‍♀️ 1y
AnnaDesourdy @LauraBeth I'm not alone! I love Litsy 🤣😍 #priorities 1y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Great story! I can really identify with the MC! 1y
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AnnaDesourdy @ValkyrieAndHerBooks i'm not going to lie I kind of wanted to hate her but at the same time I've been through a lot of what she has and I can relate as well! 1y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Lol, no, sorry, I meant the story you wrote in this post! And the MC I identify with being you. I haven‘t read this book, but it does seem interesting! 1y
AnnaDesourdy @ValkyrieAndHerBooks 🤣🤣🤣 wine plus reading and too many carbs 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Sounds like a perfect night to me! 1y
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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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Wild Saturday night over here #dontjudgeme #happyplace

Kendra.Diane A court of wings and ruin was my favorite of the series! 1y
AnnaDesourdy @Kendra.Diane really?! It's moving a little slow for me at 200ish pages in. But I still can't put it down! Rhysand keeps going 🔥❤️ 1y
Kendra.Diane @AnnaDesourdyAuthor yesss! He made the series! Him and his band of misfits! 1y
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✌🏻❤️✨

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I'm not emotionally ready for this ✨🌌 #rhysandiloveyou

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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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#becausebookclub So this book, though I'm only 20 pages into it, is striking a nerve with me. I lost my grandfather a couple of years ago. My Poppy: one of the most incredible, grumpy, crazy, negative, loving, responsible men I have ever known in my entire life. The hardest part about it was the suddenness and unimportance that seemed to go along with his death. He was a war veteran, an amazing craftsman...continued in comments

AnnaDesourdy a fantastic husband and father; and suddenly he was gone and I felt like the world didn't mourn him enough. I know exactly where his ashes are and I haven't visited him since he was put there. I think I'll do so the next time I'm in town. #bookclub #amreading #thismustbetheplace #maggieofarrell (edited) 1y
irre 💕💕 1y
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The Dazzling Heights | Katharine McGee
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I need help Litsyers 🤔 these two are highly anticipated reads for me. I don't know which to read first! I love the previous book(s) in both series but I've heard ACOWAR was disappointing. Thoughts?! #whatshouldireadnext

swishandflick I haven't read A Court of Wings and Ruin, but I really enjoyed Dazzling Heights. Perfect if you're in the mood for quintessential, addictive high School drama. Kind of a futuristic Gossip Girl, if you will 😄 (edited) 2y
swishandflick And just realized this is the sequel, so you'd already know that. Ha!! I thought it was a great follow up, every bit as fast paced as the first with a fun, new character! 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Alllll theeeee feeeels. I get why people loved this more than Dreamland Burning. DB was good but this hit me in the gut, heart, and head. Loved it.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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😂😂😂 it's taken me a while but I'm finally starting to see why people love this book so much

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Putting this in my "future parental response" file.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I took quite a lengthy break from reading and writing for multiple and varied reasons but I'm slowly coming back around. I think this book will help ease the process.

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Reading how I haven‘t given up on my desire to travel just because I have to wait in the school pickup line...while I‘m in the school pickup line 🌎

ApoptyGina69 Meta! 2y
AnnaDesourdy @ApoptyGina69 haha right?! 2y
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Dreamland Burning | Jennifer Latham
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WOW! I was seriously blown away by this book. I fell in love with the characters and couldn't put it down. The pacing was great and the way the author weaved the past and present was magnificent. I got chills at the end and am getting them again now just thinking about it. I highly recommend!

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Dreamland Burning | Jennifer Latham
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New band name 💁🏼💩😹

Laura317 😂😂😂💩😻 2y
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Dreamland Burning | Jennifer Latham
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Hubs: Do you want me to pick up *kid* at school?
Me: No no I'll do it 🙋🏼📚

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Cocoa Beach: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Mehso-so

I'm picking so-so because while the story ended in a way that was pleasing to me the last few sentences I did not understand at all. And I'm having trouble finding an answer as to why that part was included. I feel like I missed a large piece of information. I didn't long to read it but I did want to finish it. I don't think this would be a book I would recommend. I've heard many love this author though so maybe I'll try another of her books.

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Cocoa Beach: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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So I finished this just now and for those who've read it...what was with the ending? The part where Marshall shows up with a woman and child at dawn. Is this a detail about the story I've forgotten? I'm so confused

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Cocoa Beach: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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I don't know why but this really bothers me. I feel like the term "stoned" was not used in this manner in 1922 ??‍♀️

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Tomorrow my first born starts kindergarten. I definitely cried while reading this book to him tonight 😭

Texreader Oh how sweet!! Take lots of photos!! 2y
AnnaDesourdy @Texreader so many pictures! He did great but said it was a long day 😂 2y
Texreader Oh poor little darling! I'll bet it was!! 2y
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