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AvidReaderandGeekGirl

AvidReaderandGeekGirl

Joined September 2016

A cute dog and his book-obsessed mom!
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The King of Crows by Libba Bray
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American Royals III: Rivals by Katharine McGee
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Listening to this one now! So far it's pretty good.

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Crumbs | Danie Stirling
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Bailedbailed

This book was WAY too long. It was also highly predictable. I felt they should have trimmed it a bit since I wasn't reading it weekly.

LibrarianRyan I liked it, but I do get what you are saying. It had some dry spots for sure. 1d
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Summer's Edge | Dana Mele
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Mehso-so

3.25 stars, this was a serious mind f*ck, but also I figured out some of what was going on pretty quickly, so it was a bit predictable, though I didn't figure out everything. It was still a decent book though. I miss it had been more about mental health.

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Summer's Edge | Dana Mele
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Mehso-so

3 stars- This book was a bit dry, the narrator had too soothing of a voice and the book just sort of turned to background noise. I liked the parallels between Antebellum times and the current social/political climate. Learning about a con man I hadn't heard of was interesting.

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😂😂 love it!

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Don't Go to Sleep | Bryce Moore
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I received an audioARC from the publisher through Netgalley, all views are my own.

2.75 stars, The narrator wasn't great, and the ending was unsatisfactory. It was just overall a meh book. I did like the parallels between today's pandemic & the Spanish flu. But other than that it just fell flat. The characters were okay, but a bit flat. Only the one MC was really explored at all. There were too many unanswered questions at the end.

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At some points I LOVED this book, at others I cringed. It was hilarious but in some of the love/sex scenes, the language was SOO over the top. I laughed instead of thinking it was sexy/sweet. I've never seen Shicht Creek, and maybe that's just not my thing. But I did enjoy the book. The narrator was pretty good although she mispronounced some words—overall a decent book.

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American Royals III: Rivals | Katharine McGee
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Sadly most of the book hasn't been nearly this fun/entertaining.

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Thankfully, Piper is getting MUCH less annoying!

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Don't Go to Sleep | Bryce Moore
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So far it's meh

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lirahlu How did you make this recap? It's awesome. 2w
AvidReaderandGeekGirl @lirahlu it's a Canva template from Novelly Yours Candle shop's website 2w
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Mehso-so

3.25 stars- this one was okay, it felt like they tried to put too much into too short of a book. It felt rushed. I also don't know if there's a spin-off series only in Swedish, but the ending just seemed to not really be a full ending to a series.

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This book took me 20 days to finish! Not because it was bad, but because of my ADHD. It was overall a good book. I liked the characters though I would have liked more of Cassie, and the way it was left I hope there's a sequel so we can learn more about the powers some of the characters have! I also would have liked more of Hayden's mom!

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American Royals III: Rivals | Katharine McGee
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I Know You | Claire McGowan
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3.75 stars- I had figured out the murder in present-day pretty early on, but the past murders I didn't figure out. I liked the parallels to true crime stories. As well as the criticism of the racism in the US justice system. It was overall a good book, but not spectacular. Another great narrator!

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4.25 stars- excellent narrator! This book was very informative and also funny. I thought it was interesting that this subject interested her because of her father's childhood. I loved learning about the language of fanaticism! She made it very interesting!

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5 stars- This book was amazing, the ex-in-laws provided much-needed comic relief. I loved that both MCs were in their late 30s-mid-40s and the female MC was plus-sized. I also loved that it tackled some hard topics. But was still in the end a fun romance. I liked that the MCs were teachers! My mom was a teacher so I know what a hard job that is.

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Wash Day Diaries | Jamila Rowser, Robyn Smith
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4 stars- It was interesting to read this. I never realized how much work black hair was! Make me feel bad for complaining about mine. I liked getting a look inside the characters' lives. I'd like another book on these characters as I felt there wasn't enough about some of them.

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

3.25 stars- The narrator was amazing, and overall the story was good. But I knew who the killer was very early on. I didn't know how or the why, but I knew it. So I did like finding out the how and why, plus I thought the MC being pregnant at the time of the time when the story starts to be interesting, added an extra element. But overall just meh.

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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My Dewey's Reverse RAT Bingo!

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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At 33% and Nevil just seems weird and like Hannah doesn't understand people with a potential developmental or personality issues or potentially ASD. I don't think he's super creepy?

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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Started this last night on Scribd!

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4.5 stars- The narrator was amazing! I loved the fun, witty way the book was written and it made what could have been a dry book, thoroughly enjoyable. I also liked how she went into some of the motivations of the women. Overall a very fun and informative book.

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Peril at End House | Agatha Christie
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I enjoyed this one more than the last few, it was more fun, and the ending was unpredictable, at least to me. I also enjoyed some of the side characters more than in past books.

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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5 stars, I loved this book I laughed, I cried, it was sweet if a bit predictable, I loved the characters, and I through enjoyed how it turned some tropes on their heads! I would love for Shepard to have his own book!

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No Way Home | Jody Feldman
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I received a copy from the publisher through Netgalley, all thoughts are my own.
3.75 stars- I enjoyed this book, but parts were predictable, I guessed what “the chalice“ was about 1/3 of the way through the book. Also, why do all mysteries now seem to leave it open for a sequel? I did like the characters and most of the ending. Overall it was a good book.

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Mehso-so

3.5 stars, The narrators were amazing! It was interesting at parts but dragged at the beginning. It also was infuriating at parts, but since it's a true story, that couldn't be changed. But I did like the strong woman element a lot.

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Loveless | Alice Oseman
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5 stars- I LOVED this ode to friendship-love. I agree with the message wholeheartedly although I'm not aromantic or asexual. Life is just as fulfilling with loving friendships as it is with a partner. So this was a great book for me and I think it has a great message for everyone, old and especially young!

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These Deadly Games | Diana Urban
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Stopped at 48%.
The narrator wasn't great and it was just too over the top.

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Loveless | Alice Oseman
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No Way Home | Jody Feldman
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Waistcoats & Weaponry | Gail Carriger
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4.5- as always hilarious and funny, well still being emotional. The plot twist got me, she had me going on one train of thought as to what was going on. And I also appreciated another plot twist not part of the main plot as much. I loved the characters! And how they're diverse despite the time period. I would have liked more of Lord Ackaldama though since he wasn't actually in the book only mentioned.

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4 stars

This was a really good look at the birth of modern forensics. Heinrich was unlikable to me. I felt like he spoiled his sons too much. But the science part was interesting. As were the cases he helped to “solve“. I also loved the epilogue that pointed out the flaws in both his and some modern forensics and the parts throughout the book that did so. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4807854893

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The Agathas | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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4.5 stars, I really enjoyed this book! I'm working my way through Agatha Christie's work so this was extra fun. I didn't figure out the who-dun-it until later in the book, which is always a plus. I appreciate the domestic abuse part of the book as well. It added another layer to the book as did Alice's disappearance mystery. I also loved most of the characters. I really hope that there's a sequel, as the ending seemed open to that!

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The Secret Wife | Emily Shiner
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The Secret Wife | Emily Shiner
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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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4.25 stars- I liked the commentary on the current social climate around sexual assault and the dig at Brett Kavanaugh 😂. I didn't like how they portrayed the girl who was out of eating disorder treatment as “insufferable“. When the main characters had their own sort of eating disorder. But overall it was a great book.

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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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4 stars-It was nice to get more context for the rest of the series. I still hate Daphne though. I wish we'd gotten any of the guys' POVs though. It could have been a little longer to include them. The narrator was amazing.

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5 stars
I LOVED this as I loved all of this series. I love how the book makes fun of itself. And the humor in general. Though some of it's very sexual, some of it is just about fandoms and such. I also liked that this one had Price Justin as the MC. Michael was an AMAZING narrator as always!

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The Agathas | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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