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Ashley85

Ashley85

Joined July 2017

I‘ve been reading ever since I can remember, and I just can‘t seem to stop! ❤️📚🤷🏽‍♀️
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The Language of Flowers: A Novel | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Pickpick

Bought this book over 2 years ago and finally sat down to read it. I‘m glad I did! Such a sad but beautiful story and I was rooting for Victoria the whole time. 👍🏾

k.reads.5 I loved this one too! Such a great emotional read. 4d
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Tell Me Three Things | Julie Buxbaum
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Currently reading...

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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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Pickpick

I was expecting a bit more from this book. It did seem to drag on longer than it needed to but overall an okay read.

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Just picked these up from the library on my lunch break! #tbr

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This has been a slow read for me. It‘s getting a bit more intriguing now that I‘m almost at the half-way point. Interesting concept about family and child-rearing. Hoping it holds my attention so I can see how it all turns out!

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The Elizas: A Novel | Sara Shepard
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Panpan

I read this halfway through and skimmed through the rest. Got bored at the halfway point, and was confused as to what was going on. Ready to move on to the next one!

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It‘s taken me a while to get into this one, but it‘s finally grabbed my attention.

k.reads.5 This is on my TBR! Glad you're getting into it. 6mo
Ashley85 @pl.2886 🤗🤗 6mo
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Mehso-so

Eh, wasn‘t too impressed.

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New People | Danzy Senna
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Ok I have no idea what I just read. I think this book meant to have a deeper meaning, I just didn‘t get it. Luckily it was short enough that I didn‘t bail on it. So not for me. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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New People | Danzy Senna
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So true...

WomanistBibliophile Clear truth 🙌🏽 6mo
Reggie Omg this book was crazypants but I loved it. That Maria..... 6mo
Ashley85 @Reggie crazypants yes! I actually didn‘t enjoy it. I didn‘t get Maria at all. 6mo
Reggie I think she was torn between boxes. Like I was raised by parents who were Mexican descent but was never taught Spanish. Growing up people were like you should love Spanish music and eat enchiladas and I think Maria was the same but Black. Like she wanted to live up to this expectation of what she thought being Black was instead of just being herself. Complications of identity. That was my whole takeaway. 6mo
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Good, fast-paced read. Definitely kept me guessing. Just what I needed after a few bailed books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

tammysue 👏🏻👍🏻 6mo
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I may have went a little overboard at the library today... 🤗📚❤️

Reviewsbylola It happens to the best of us. 😆 PLW is a different, good read. 6mo
Ashley85 @Reviewsbylola haha right?! That‘s good to hear, I‘m looking forward to it. 6mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Woah. I finished this one in a day. Suspenseful as heck, never saw that ending coming. Total page-turner. Colleen Hoover is becoming one of my go-to authors to get out of a reading slump.

Rachel.Rencher She's my favorite author! Verity freaked me out 😳 7mo
Ashley85 @Rachel.Rencher I was freaked out too! 7mo
JoScho Loved this one!!!! 7mo
k.reads.5 Great review, definitely want to read this one soon! 7mo
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Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How to Say No | Henry Cloud, John Townsend
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My mini-bookshelf at work. 🤗📚

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The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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I‘ve been slowly reading this book for over a week now 😬 and I‘m trying to stick with it because I am a bit intrigued. However I‘m not even halfway through and I‘m already like “Ok already, just tell me what happened!” Has anyone read this?

C.Perone I haven't read this, but I hate that feeling of trying to decide to bail on a book or not 😕 7mo
Ashley85 @C.Perone Yesss, That‘s exactly the feeling! 7mo
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Mehso-so

This was a pretty disturbing book. I was shocked when I found out who the killer was. And the ending was crazy. This was a page-turner but definitely hard to read at times which is why it has a so-so rating. I need to read something light-hearted after this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

k.reads.5 Great review. I've been seeing a lot of buzz about his new book, Before She Knew Him. 7mo
Ashley85 @pl.2886 thanks, I‘ll have to check it out! 7mo
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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This is what Saturday mornings are for. #currentlyreading

lele1432 Curious to know how this is! I got it last year but haven't read it yet. 7mo
Ashley85 @lele1432 Unfortunately I was not impressed. I didn‘t really like how the story was told and didn‘t connect to any of the characters. 😬 7mo
lele1432 @Ashley85 thanks for telling me and good to know! I have seen similar comments in other reviews. I'll probably have to lower my expectations for this one lol 7mo
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1. I was in elementary-middle school in the 90s. Best decade!
2. Team Kelly and I can‘t really remember why. 🤔
3. Team Dylan- He was cuter and more exciting than Brandon.
4. Ugh I hated high school. I still have nightmares I‘m back! Probably doesn‘t help that my mom still works there. 😫
5. 👋👋

#frideas
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SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 ahahahah no I bet your mom working in your hs really doesn't help 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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Library haul! 🤗🤗🤗

tammysue Nice haul! 💞 7mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Pickpick

This was a solid read. I thought it dragged on longer than it needed to, but the author kept me guessing until the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Late to the party but wanted to see what all the hype is about.

kricheal This was a fun read 8mo
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Quick and fast-paced read. Really enjoyed it. I felt bad for Korede. Didn‘t seem like she got a chance to enjoy her own life. Also kind of wished the story was told from both sister‘s perspectives. I was curious to see what was going through Ayoola‘s mind. Unbelievable story though, made me question my love and loyalty to my own sister 🤔😂 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Reading this for work.

Crazeedi Ahhh I think I'd love to read this! 8mo
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The Naturals | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Bailedbailed

I made it through 100 pages and still wasn‘t into it as much as I expected. Great premise and maybe I‘ll come back to it some other time, just not right now.

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Me: “Kids what do y‘all want to do today?”
Daughter: “I want to go to the library!”
Score!!!

readordierachel 💕💕 8mo
Lauram Adorable! 💕 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ❣💕❣💕❣💕 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. You guys look so cute! 📚♥️📚♥️ 8mo
Slajaunie ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Nebklvr True happiness 8mo
GatheringBooks awesome!!! 8mo
Kaye What a little sweetheart. 🌷 8mo
MicheleinPhilly This just made me SQUEEE! ❤️ 8mo
Reggie Omg, she is sooooo cute!!!! What a nice pic! 8mo
Ashley85 @Kaye @Reggie @MicheleinPhilly Thank you all! ❤️ 8mo
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This is the second book I‘ve read from this author and I enjoyed it as well. The writing is beautiful. It took me forever to read because I had to stop many times to digest what was happening. I really empathized with the main character. Sad but moving. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

alisonrose I loved this so much! Also The World We Found. 8mo
Ashley85 @alisonrose Thanks! I‘ll have to check that one out. 8mo
MicheleinPhilly I have 3 or 4 books by this author but I‘ve never read her. Must rectify that! 8mo
Ashley85 @MicheleinPhilly Do it!!! 🤗 8mo
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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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I really enjoyed this. The author did a great job with the main character POV. She was real, so honest and vulnerable with all her thoughts and emotions. I loved all the other characters as well, even her overbearing mother. It was a tragic yet heartwarming story that left me feeling blessed and grateful for my life even with its ups and downs. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Loved this pic I found on the web!

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Starting this tonight for the new book club I‘m joining! Has anyone read it yet?

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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It started out okay for me, but then it got weird and confusing. I couldn‘t keep up with all the characters. 🤷🏽‍♀️ #unpopularopinion

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TheReadingMermaid I haven't read this one yet. How did it get weird? I'm intrigued... 😃 9mo
Ashley85 @TheReadingMermaid I‘m not a big fan of post-apocalyptic stories. I get lost easily. That‘s my version of weird lol. 9mo
TheReadingMermaid Ah! Yes. Those do tend to get a bit funky. Sometimes I'm reading those and I'm like "Dafaq???" LOL ? 9mo
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Megabooks @TheReadingMermaid It does a lot of jumping around in time and place, which can get confusing if you don‘t read it over a few days. It‘s my all-time favorite book, but my dad hated it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
TheReadingMermaid @Megabooks oh yes I can see how some people wouldn't like that. But then again I also see how some people would enjoy it. It's just very interesting to hear both sides. Thank you both so much for sharing. I really appreciate it! 🤗😘💕 9mo
BookNAround I didn‘t like this one a whole lot either. I didn‘t hate it but I didn‘t like it either. 9mo
CouronneDhiver Maybe try out one of her other books. She‘s a really interesting author! 9mo
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Strength to Love | Martin Luther King (Jr.)
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Took the family to see Houston‘s annual MLK day parade. It was so much fun! Happy Martin Luther King Day! #mlk #houston

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Confess: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Mehso-so

Interesting concept of paintings inspired by stranger‘s confessions. The chapters alternated between the 2 main character‘s perspectives who both had their own share of confessions. The big reveal at the end was sweet and heartbreaking. However, I‘m still looking for the same feeling I had after reading her other novel It Ends With Us. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Far from the Tree | Robin Benway
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Although it took me WAY too long to read this book, I absolutely enjoyed it. Stories about family relationships gets me every time. I loved all 3 of the main characters. Great read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks Definitely! 9mo
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Disgrace | J. M. Coetzee
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The one book I got for Christmas from a friend who was visiting her home in South Africa. The writing is superb so far. #currentread #southafrica

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All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover
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First book of 2019 finished! Although I didn‘t enjoy this one nearly as much as “It Ends With Us,” it was a pretty good read. Maybe a little too sappy for my taste. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
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I haven‘t been to the library in months! I‘ve been trying to get through stacks of books I own, but I couldn‘t resist any longer 🤗 #tbr #libaryhaul

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Just flew through this one. Now on to watch the Netflix movie...

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Before I Let You Go | Kelly Rimmer
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Had to bail on the last read. I hope this one holds my attention!

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Ready for something lighter! ❤️❤️📚📚

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Lots of thoughts about this book. To imagine a world like this is mind-blowing. So many distortions of the Bible which pissed me off. I‘m glad I finally read it though. The first half was really good. The ending was not as satisfying as I would have liked, mainly because I was confused on what really happened. Still a pick though.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Aaaargh annoying to hear there are distortions of the Bible. Whenever authors do that I just find it unintelligent. 10mo
Lauram I was confused by the ending, too. 10mo
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Monday's Not Coming | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Good deal! Anyone read this? #kindlealert

riversong153 I have. I enjoyed it. Several trigger warnings though! 10mo
Ashley85 @riversong153 Good to know. Thanks! 10mo
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Christmas Songs | Holly Berry Byrd
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🎄 MC‘s entire Christmas album
🎄 Christmas/Saravejo 12/24 by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
🎄 Sleigh Ride by TLC
🎄 Let it Snow by Boyz II Men
🎄 This Christmas by Donny Hathaway

#SundayFunday @sebrittain

sebrittainclark ❤🎄❤🎄❤ 10mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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More great kindle deals on #cyberMonday

MoniqueReads305 Thanks for posting this. Just brought it at B&N for my Nook. 11mo
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The Disappearances | Emily Bain Murphy
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Every now and then this book has some great one-liners. #truth

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Snagged this one too. Haven‘t read a Terry McMillan in years #blackfriday #kindledeals

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Under My Skin | Lisa Unger
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Great #blackfriday deals on Kindle today!

Ashley_Nicoletto I picked up four or five of them! There were some good ones! 11mo
gradcat Me too! I bought four today! @Ashley_Nicoletto (edited) 11mo
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Taken this past July when I was visiting friends in Washington. Took a ferry ride to Port Townsend. One of the best vacations ever. @howjessreads

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howjessreads I love Washington!! ❤️ 11mo
Amiable I was in Port Townsend this past July, too! We might have passed each other on the street. 😀 11mo
Ashley85 @howjessreads It was beautiful! 11mo
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Ashley85 @Amiable Haha that‘s so cool! 11mo
CouronneDhiver Glamorous! 11mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous! 11mo
Ashley85 @sprainedbrain Thank you! 11mo
Trashcanman Beautiful picture 🤗 9mo
Ashley85 @Trashcanman Thank you! 9mo
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Mehso-so

This was a quick read. Wasn‘t sure how it would end, but expected some sort of twist.

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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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Mehso-so

This one started off really good. It didn‘t turn out to be as great as I expected. I liked the story told from the mother‘s perspective the most. I also liked the congressman‘s wife, she turned out to be interesting. That ending though 😒. Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB I agree! I ended up liking the congressman‘s wife the most, unexpectedly! 8mo
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The Year We Turned Forty: A Novel | Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
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Enjoying this so far...

Crazeedi Looks intriguing... 11mo
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The Sinner | Petra Hammesfahr
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This book is creeping me out so far. Cora is something else. I purchased it after discovering it on Netflix. I haven‘t watched the series yet though. Perfect Halloween-ish book I guess 😏 🎃👻

MicheleinPhilly The series is messed up! 12mo
Ashley85 @MicheleinPhilly haha! in a good way? 12mo
MicheleinPhilly For the most part. I could have done without all of the Bill Pullman “stuff” though. 12mo
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