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Arvena

Arvena

Joined January 2018

Reading is my superpower :)
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Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper
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My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
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I haven't read the fantasy books of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, nor have I tried video game, but tv series are oddly enjoyable action-fantasy adaptation: great action scenes, interesting plot and sexy Witcher! 😁 worth a watch - interested in season 2

persephone1408 He is so hot 🔥 as Geralt 1w
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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I've always admired Moriarty's writing. Her newest book is perfect! The characters are dynamic, relationships - complicated, a lifetime of various experiences well written. It is an excellently tangled family saga!

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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🎥 I haven't read the books, so I believe I missed a lot, but nevertheless the new film adaptation of the book is incredible with plenty of fights, explosions and hardware as well as stillness. The movie ends before everything wraps, so I'll be waiting for the sequel 🎬

IuliaC Me too, I'm waiting for the sequel 👍 The book has been in my bookcase since before I was born, but it never caught my interest. Now after seeing the movie, I start to understand the hype about it 😃 4w
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#OctoberWrapUp #OctoberStats #OctoberReads 2021

Total books read: 4 📖
physical Books: 2 📚
E-books: 1 📕
Audiobooks: 1 🎧
Female Author(s): 3/4
New Author(s): Erin Sterling & Linda Holmes
Non-Fic/Memoirs: 0
MG/YA: 0/0

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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🎬 Watching the adaptation of Karen McManus' YA murder mystery - combining elements from the book while adding new things to the plot these TV series looks promising 🙂

ElizaMarie I am curious about this one! 1mo
Crazeedi Hello my friend, hope all is well, I've been a bit MIA but I'm hoping to get some notes written soon, take care🎃🧡 4w
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Mehso-so

Sadly, I ended up disliking this book: the story seemed incomplete and entirely predictable and forgettable, boring characters... It just did not work for me.

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Starting a new book 📖

IuliaC Lovely view! 1mo
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Pickpick

Gripping, tricky and well written That ending 😆
It's a book worth reading 📖

Yuki_Onna I soo enjoyed that one, too! 🧡 1mo
Cathythoughts Great read 👏🏻 1mo
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Mehso-so

Predictable, unbelievable, the writing fell somewhat flat for me.

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The Lost Symbol | Dan Brown
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🎥 I've watched a few episodes of this book adaptation - moderately creepy, intense, adventurous and enjoyable 🎬

CaramelLunacy I didn't realize they had adapted this one - will have to keep an eye out 1mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Light and fun, cute and entertaining. Perfect for the season :)

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Perfectly enjoyable and keeps you curious enough to want to know what happens next (because tv series are not exactly according to the book.

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#SeptemberWrapUp #SeptemberStats #SeptemberReads 2021

Total books read: 5
physical book(s): 2
e-book(s): 1
audiobook(s): 2
Female Author(s): 4/5
New Author(s): Ali Hazelwood & Steven Rowley
Non-Fic/Memoirs: 0
MG/YA: 0/0

Highest rated: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

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Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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The writing, the nerdy characters, the banter and chemistry - I really liked. Sweet, smart and funny. Great academic romcom!

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Breakdown | B A Paris
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Mehso-so

The story was slow and dragged. Repetitive scenes of Cass being afraid and constant over-the-top worry made the book monotonous and whiny. They were all dislikeable characters to me 🙄

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I read this and can‘t really remember much about it… I loved 2mo
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Cinderella | Grimm Brothers
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Enjoyable version of the fairy tale reimagining with nice musical numbers

Nutmegnc I love Billy Porter! 2mo
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The Betrayed | Kiera Cass
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Mehso-so

Disappointingly, nothing feels real, everything feels forgettable.

annahenke I don‘t get the kiera cass hype even as a ya lover 2mo
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Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Although I haven't read J.A. White‘s novel “Nightbooks” (this movie was based on), but it is a great retelling of Hansel and Gretel as well as spooky character-driven mystery. Nightbooks is definitely worth a watch!

Soubhiville With a Sphynx cat! 🐈‍⬛❤️ 2mo
MadelineMcCrae I read the book and it was pretty good! I'm excited to see the adaption! 2mo
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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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Mehso-so

This book didn't feel like entertainment read... I don‘t think I liked it.

Nute What was it about the story that bothered you? 2mo
Arvena @Nute I guess, I wanted light-hearted romance and this book is not that :) 2mo
Tera66 I heard it's kind of depressing and sad, I'm reading it now but just started. 2mo
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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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Mehso-so

Bitter sweet and sad, contemporary and restrospective, but I didn't like it as much as I was hoping to. Maybe just the wrong time for this book..

BiblioLitten It was a read-and-forget book for me too. It had its sweet and witty moments but it was okay. 2mo
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#AugustWrapUp #AugustStats #AugustReads

August 2021 - Total books read: 4
physical books: 2
E-books: 1
Audiobooks: 1
Female Author(s): 4/4
New Author(s): Laura Madeleine & Jesse Q. Sutanto & Anna Ruhe
Non-Fic/Memoirs: 0
MG/YA: 0/1

Highest rated: Dial a for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

NicoleCeBallos I've been wanting to read Dial A for Aunties. 3mo
Nute Can‘t wait to read Dial A for Aunties. 2mo
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Amazing cover; magical with a touch of mystery story - well-written wonderful & interesting children's book!

CaramelLunacy What a beautiful cover! 3mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Hilarious, entertaining and ridiculous. It is an absolute delight!
I am very interested in a sequel 😃

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The Secrets Between Us | Laura Madeleine
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Lovely writing, gripping story, interesting content. Although Annie seemed very dull and boring and there were a few things (like how very easily Annie found Celeste), but this heartbreaking story easily sucks you in.

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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Pretty cute romance story with miscommunication trope. It is a delightful and cheesy rom-com, but the execution felt schematic. The main characters felt like strangers around each other, not best friends since childhood.. This was an okay book!

CaroPi I loved the first book in the series. The second one was ok. Despite the fact that the topic of me too was mentioned. Not sure if I will read the next two 4mo
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#JulyWrapUp #JulyStats #JulyReads

July 2021

Total books read: 5
physical Books: 2
E-books: 1
Audiobooks: 2
Female Author(s): 5/5
New Author(s): Erica Bauermeister and Emiko Jean
Non-Fic/Memoirs: 0
MG/YA: 0/2

Highest rated: Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
Lowest rated: Crush by Tracy Wolff

Nute Amazing accomplishment! Loving the attention given to female authors! Erica Bauermeister wrote a book that has remained one of my favorite stories for a long time!🙂 4mo
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The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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Mehso-so

A story revolving around scents - beautifully told world of fragrance. Weird, but lyrical; interesting, but interactions between the characters were mostly frustrating. The ending felt odd...

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It is a joyful read: funny, heartwarming story, entertaining writing, interesting characters and multi cultural interests. There isn't a ton of conflict or drama and insta-love between the MCs was a bit implausible, but I still enjoyed this sweet romance book!

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Good Sister | Sally Hepworth
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A bit predictable, but the characters are impeccably written and the story is highly entertaining with some twists and turns.

britt_brooke Love this cover! 3mo
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The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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Starting this book :)

IuliaC Very beautiful photo 😍 4mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Mehso-so

Sad to say, but I didn't like it.. The story felt preachy and fake; reads like a self-help book.

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Starting a new book :)

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Crush | Tracy Wolff
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Mehso-so

The first book was better... This one was predictable and way too long. Not impressed :)

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#JuneWrapUp #JuneStats #JuneReads

June 2021

Total books read: 5
physical Books: 3
E-books: 1
Audiobooks: 1
Female Author(s): 5/5
New Author(s): 3/5 (Rachel Abbot; Liv Constantine; Sarah Pinborough)
Non-Fic/Memoirs: 0
MG/YA: 0/0

Highest rated: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry AND Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
Lowest rated: Behid her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Nute Excellent progress with female authors!🙌🏽 5mo
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Mehso-so

Dark and disturbing, lots of lies and deception, but that ending...

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The Soulmate Equation | Christina Lauren
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Charming, smart, funny, easy and very enjoyable feel good read! I really enjoyed it 😁

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The Last Mrs. Parrish | Liv Constantine
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Mehso-so

This twisty psychological thriller felt very staged and unbelievable, predictable and boring.. I wanted a little more from this slow and not very original story 😔

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I liked this one better than Beach Read - it was funny, vivid, sweet and emotional. Incredible banter and fascinating writing!

CaramelLunacy I really enjoyed the first half of Beach Read but thought it let itself down. I have heard so many good thinvs about this one, though 6mo
WJCintron I have this one, and I'm gonna read it soon! Glad to know it's good! 3mo
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The Last Mrs. Parrish | Liv Constantine
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Reading outside :)

Nute Nice! 6mo
Cathythoughts Everything 💫 the sky 💫 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely to be near the water. 6mo
Crazeedi Looks like a beautiful location 6mo
BiblioLitten Beautiful! 5mo
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Mehso-so

It was an intriguing, suspenseful story. But for me it dragged. Too slow, too crazy 😵 All the characters were extremely unlikable.
Although, original eccentric ending was quite unique 🤓

Gissy Agree. I think the tv adaptation was better. 6mo
ReadingisMyPassion I loved this one. 6mo
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#MayWrapUp #MayStats #MayReads May2021

Total books read: 5
physical books: 1
E-books: 2
Audiobooks: 2
Female Author(s): 4
New Author(s): 3 (Lynn Painter; Tracy Wolff and Toshikazu Kawaguchi)
Non-Fic/Memoirs: 0
MG/YA: 0/4

Highest rated: Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
Lowest rated: Crave by Tracy Wolff

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#20in4 @Andrew65
clocking in at 13 hours

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🙌🥳🍾🥂🍾🥂😊 6mo
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Better Than the Movies | Lynn Painter
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#20in4 @Andrew65

Such an amazing rom-com! Cute, adorable, smart and funny romance. One of the swooniest YA stories :) Loved this book - highly recommend!

Andrew65 Sounds great👏👏👏 6mo
CaramelLunacy This looks so cute 6mo
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Crave | Tracy Wolff
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Mehso-so

It was OK, but it wasn't brilliant or even something special. Nevertheless, it was quite enjoyable juvenile story. As Amy Imogene Reads said: “This is basically Twilight 2.0 in look and feel“ 🙂
I'm interested in seeing what Grace is 🤔

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Dynamic and twisted story; interesting plot points; likable characters. I just wished there were some more continuation for Grisha trilogy... 🤓
Interested in book two 📖

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I recently learnt about Nikolai's duology 6mo
Nutmegnc Both series are great, as is the tv production!!! 6mo
persephone1408 I'm almost done with six of crows. I'm really enjoying it. I LOVE Kaz... The only problem I have with it is no Nikolai. He's the character whom made me laugh so much in the shadow & bone trilogy. I'm ready to read king of scars! 6mo
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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Simply written, slow-moving, sad, but nice idea. A tender and heartwarming story.

IuliaC I liked this one so much 😍 and the sequel as well 7mo
Nute I can‘t wait to read this book! And now I know that there is a sequel?! 6mo
Arvena @Nute Goodreads show that originally there are 3 books :) 6mo
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💌 #LitsyLove - thank You so much! 😻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 📝📪💌 7mo
I_Am_A_Slow_Reader I miss this!!! 6mo
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AprilWrapUp #AprilStats #AprilReads April2021

Total books read: 4
physical Books: 2
E-books: 1
Audiobooks: 1
Female Author(s): 3
New Author(s): 0
Non-Fic/Memoirs: 0
MG/YA: 0/2

Highest rated: Us Against You by F. Backman / Lowest rated: The Code for Love and Heartbreak by J. Cantor

Gissy Great!📚📚👏👏👏👏 7mo
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Delightful and funny contemporary romance. Best in the trilogy 🌞

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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first DNF of this year...