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AshleyC816

AshleyC816

Joined March 2016

Sequoia 🐶, Willow 🐶, and Adam West😺-my constant reading buddies!
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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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Such a sad story! A man makes the choice to try and save his family and it has consequences for generations. Told from many different perspectives. Definitely a tear jerker!

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The Salt Line | Holly Goddard Jones
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America has been divided by a killer tick infestation. Rich people live tick free behind the salt line and spend huge amounts of money to vacation on the infested side. Of course things go wrong! I really enjoyed this one! Though the ticks brought on some body horror, it wasn‘t over done. Great suspense/creepy read.

IamIamIam Ugh, did someone write that about New York last summer??? Lol, this sounds gross and creepy and wonderful! 5d
JoScho Your pup is adorable! 5d
britt_brooke Hi cutie! 💚🐾 5d
Sace What a cute puppy face! 4d
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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This was pretty cute! I liked how she brought in the women‘s rights element. A quick light read!

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Hell Divers | Nicholas Sansbury Smith
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This was an exciting adventure into post WWIII Earth! The last humans live on airships that circle the Earth, and a group of “hell divers” jump off the ship to scavenge from what‘s left of Earth.

JulietBooks 🐶🧡🧡🧡 4w
britt_brooke Aw, cute! 💚🐾 4w
Ruthiella Your pup is pretty excited about the book too! ❤️🐶 4w
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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This book totally creeped me out! Really scary concept, I guessed one of the twists, but not all of them. Definitely recommend if you want a creepy read!

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The Accident Season | Mora Fowley-Doyle
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I enjoyed this one, I was drawn in by the characters and the spooky atmosphere. Definitely trigger warnings for sexual abuse and suicide.

BookDragonNotWorm That face! 😍 1mo
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The Last | Hanna Jameson
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I‘m going with a pick for this one, it sucked me in, day by day after a nuclear war. I‘m not sure I loved the ending, but I enjoyed the rest of the book enough that I‘m still going with a pick.

AlaMich Such a face!! 🐶❤️ 1mo
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By chance, this was the second P&P retelling I‘ve read this month and I by far preferred this one. It was creative and fun. I felt drawn in by both of the leads and liked the way she played with changing it up a bit.

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I Remember You: A Ghost Story | Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Super creep mystery! I tore through this one, the author did a great job keeping the suspense going and tying all the pieces together at the end.

brit91 😍😍😍😍 2mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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This was a funny, cute, quick read! I enjoyed the verbal sparring between the two leads.

brit91 Awwww cute dog😍🐶 2mo
booksandsympathy Adorable 2mo
Nute Your puppies are adorable! I saw your other little one in your previous post.🐶💜 2mo
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A creepy, fun read! I flew through this one in an afternoon. I knew there was going to be a twist, I guessed part of it, but not all. It‘s always fun to be surprised!

MelissaSue81 Yeah this twist was too weird to guess! 2mo
brit91 Awww!😍🐶 2mo
jillrhudy @MelissaSue81 I'm glad you said this! I was feeling dumb since some Littens said they actually guessed that final twist in Chapter 1! I thought maybe I'm too old . . .at least I guessed who most of the bad guy(s) or gal(s) was/were --no spoilers even implied here! 2mo
Nute Such a cute puppy!🐶💜 2mo
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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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I enjoyed this final book in the trilogy. I like the lead female and enjoy the mythology and hints of various fairy tales throughout the trilogy.

mreads ❤🐕 3mo
brit91 Awwww cute dog!!😍😍😍 3mo
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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I really enjoyed this one, a quick read about a man who investigates dead people learning to live his life. A feel good read!

brit91 Cute dog!!😍 3mo
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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This was great! I‘m usually not a big spy thriller fan, but the family drama in this one gave it more heart!

MicrobeMom So cute! Love you little one! 3mo
Lady_Tigana_20 What an adorable dog. 🥰 3mo
brit91 What a cutie pie you have there!!🐶😍 3mo
Anitareads So cute 😍 3mo
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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I really enjoyed this! It took me a bit to understand what was happening, but it really drew me in as I kept reading. I definitely want to read more of her books!

Geeklet Be careful! That book is a slippery slope into a giant world of Ursula K LeGuin. Before I knew it, I had bought like six other novels and collections by her. 😁 3mo
AshleyC816 @Geeklet Thanks for the warning! I‘ll definitely check out what the library has first and hopefully it won‘t hit my wallet too hard!😃 3mo
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This was a really sweet book about finding your roots and discovering your passion in life. Warning- you will crave Chinese food while reading this book!

AlaMich Awww, puppy!! 🐶❤️ 3mo
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I wanted to like this one more than I did. I found her writing a bit jumpy and hard to follow. I did like the idea of the race and it was fun to hear a bit about the Mongolian culture.

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The Hike | Drew Magary
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This was a strange and trippy journey! I‘m not sure I understood all of it, but I enjoyed the ride!

Velvetfur Aaww the little pupper! I love that adorable little face! 💜 3mo
Squidapus Needed more crab! 3mo
AshleyC816 True! We didn‘t get enough of crab life! 3mo
Reggie Lol I put this on all the postings of this book but I was eating pizza with olives on it when I was reading the part about him fighting the beetle...... and then I was not eating pizza. 3mo
AshleyC816 Yeah, the beetle was pretty gross! Definitely should not eat during parts of this book! 3mo
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Westside | W M Akers
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I loved this one- it felt like a mix between Gangs of New York and Stranger Things! A strong heroine who wants to only solve the small mysteries, but ends up deep in a big one.

DivineDiana Sweet pup! ❤️ 3mo
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This was pure 80‘s nostalgia with some horror mixed in! I had fun reading this one!

Reviewsbylola The 80s aspect was so entertaining to me! 4mo
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Fumbled | Alexa Martin
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Fun, quick read! I‘m not a big football fan, but am still enjoying this series. You don‘t have to know about football to enjoy the romance.

annahenke Feeling the same way! 4mo
CouronneDhiver Fun, bright cover! 🌈 4mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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I loved this book! My favorite of the year so far! This is the second book by Peter Heller that I‘ve loved, I think I need to start searching his back list. A tense thriller, that also shined with a love of nature.

JoScho That pup is adorable ❤️ 4mo
Bklover Cute happy face!❤️❤️ 4mo
JenReadsAlot What a happy puppy! 4mo
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Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules | Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
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I couldn‘t finish this one. It‘s about a group of older people who try to do crime to prove they‘re smart, but they‘re just written as being so silly that I can‘t follow it. I think it‘s just not for me.

BookNAround I didn‘t like this one much either, nor did most of my book club. 4mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I was annoyed by the lead for most of the book. His obsession with the killer and how he seemed to have no accountability to any of the other patients at the asylum irritated me. I was curious about the story enough to stick with it, but overall I‘d give it a so-so.

Travellinggator Yes! I kept wanting him to actually do his damn job haha. 4mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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This was super cute! At first I was a little annoyed by the lead, but he grew on me as the book progressed. A fun light read!

Erofan 🐕❤ 4mo
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Postmortem | Patricia Cornwell
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I enjoyed this one a lot! It was smart and moved quickly. There was a good mystery and I enjoyed how the relationship between the lead and the cop developed. Will definitely pick up the next one!

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No Country for Old Gnomes: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
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This was a cute follow-up to Kill the Farmboy! The puns were plentiful and the little band of characters were cute. It was a lot of fun!

rretzler 😻 5mo
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Ghost Month | Ed Lin
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I really wanted to like this one, a murder mystery set in a Taipei market. But I got 45% in and still hadn‘t gotten to the mystery- just a lot of description about the Taipei market, and the lead‘s love of the band Joy Division. Moving on to other things now..

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I have very mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, I did not connect to the more spiritual elements of the book, that‘s not how my brain works. On the other hand, I did like the method of going through all you have in a category, like clothes, at once in one big day of sorting. I usually don‘t clear out clutter like that and it sounded like a good idea.

wanderinglynn What an adorable face! ❤️🐶 6mo
SarahHarts_books Aww love da pup pup!! 💖💖💖 6mo
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Naamah | Sarah Blake
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I just could not get through this one, it felt like it was way over my head the whole time. I liked the idea in theory, but only got about 30% through before giving up, I just couldn‘t follow what was happening.

Redwritinghood I just finished it today and felt it mostly made no sense whatsoever. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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I totally get the comparisons to Bridget Jones, but this one felt much deeper to me. It covers some really serious topics, but still keeps things light enough that you can get through the tough bits. Definitely recommend this one!

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Loved this one! Very short, it only took me about 1.5 hours to read. The story of a woman who travels up to the US to find her brother. Beautifully written!

wanderinglynn It looks like someone wants attention! 😂 ❤️🐶 6mo
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Stick Together | Sophie Hnaff
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I really like this sequel! You definitely have to read The Awkward Squad first, she does not reintroduce the characters in this one and it took me a bit to remember everyone. A good mystery that goes into the lead detective‘s history.

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I really like the idea of downsizing, the older I get the less stuff I need. The author spent a year not buying new things other than groceries and toiletries. It was interesting to follow her journey.

mreads ❤🐕❤ 6mo
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Murder Lo Mein | Vivien Chien
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This was a fun easy read, I really enjoy the cast of characters- this murder was a little unbelievable, but still a fun read.

BridgetteM Love your cat! 😻 6mo
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I read through this one really fast! It was much more graphic in its descriptions of the murders than I was expecting. Also definitely trigger warnings for sexual assault.

BookNAround Pupper! 6mo
Erofan Cutie 🐕💕 6mo
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This was a fun light read, I really liked some of the dialogue between the two leads.

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A fun adventure with 3 independent women! I read through this one quickly!

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This book was horrible to read but so well done! Those poor people! I used to drive by Donner pass almost every weekend for a couple of years. I can‘t believe something so horrible happened in such a beautiful place. All the trigger warnings for many terrible things.

gradcat I‘m in love with your dog. Yup, I am. 🐶🥰 7mo
AshleyC816 I am too! 🥰😍 7mo
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The Hiding Place | C. J. Tudor
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This was a really creepy thriller, I felt like I never knew what was true!

taraWritesSci Pupper's face reflects your review! 🤭 7mo
kgriffith Good for #unreliablenarrator challenges, would you say? 7mo
wordzie Omgosh adorable pic ❤🐕 7mo
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Dating-ish | Penny Reid
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Fun light romance- I love how all of the characters in this series show up in each of the novels. It gives you hints at how each of the other books characters develop. This was a cute enemy to love story.

wordzie Your dog is too cute! He should be cashed out he's such a great model. ❤ 7mo
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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A fun somewhat locked room mystery with a group of old friends getting together at an isolated hunting lodge for New Years. One ends up dead, and you flip back in forth in time and perspective to learn what happened. A few parts were predictable, but overall a fun read!

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Golden State | Ben Winters
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Loved this one! A place where lying is against the law and there is a team of detectives who can detect lies. So interesting and well done, highly recommend!

Libby1 ❤️ 8mo
TheSpineView If it we could apply this to politicians! 8mo
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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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Another fun addition to the MurderBot diaries. This series is quick and funny, I look forward to the next one.

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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This was so well written! I generally hate reading about despicable people, but the changing narrators made this one an interesting read. It also fulfills my ☘️ Irish author for the #Booked2019 challenge!

Cinfhen Congrats💚💚💚 8mo
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Open Season | Archer Mayor
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A good mystery, I kind of figured it out, but it was really well done. I enjoyed the wintery atmosphere and I liked the lead. I do wish there had been a strong female lead too.

wordzie And he has a mask! Its a boy right? 7mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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A little slow to start, especially if you don‘t know Mythology very well. As the story moved along, I was more and more drawn in- I whipped through the last third of the book. At the back of the kindle edition is a description of each of the gods/mythological creatures- I almost wish I‘d read that fist. Overall a very interesting story with a strong female lead.

Velvetfur Aaww that gorgeous little pupper-face! ❤️ 9mo
NatalieR Sweet puppy! 🐾❤️ 9mo
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My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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A cute friends to lovers romance. A really nice break after some of the heavier books I‘ve been reading lately!

CoffeeNBooks Cute pup! 🐶 9mo
bookseller_cate PUPPY! ❤️❤️ 9mo
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This was a fun sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale. You can‘t help but root for the main character Vasya to win against all odds. I look forward to the third which is out now!

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And the Sea Will Tell | Vincent Bugliosi
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Part 1 of this book was great, the true story of two idealistic couples that end up on an isolated atoll at the same time and only one couple leaves the island. Then you hit Part 2- written by one of the defense attorneys. This portion is way too long and self-congratulatory. I recommend reading the first part and skipping the second part- you can look everything up on the internet to see the results of the court cases!

Slajaunie 💚🐾 9mo
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