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Beachesnbooks

Beachesnbooks

Joined September 2016

I read lots of different genres and love creative/unique stories. Reader, writer, INFJ. I'm @beachesnbooks on Instagram too. Beachesandbooks.com
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Feb TBR! 📚

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Ocean's Echo | Everina Maxwell
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January wrap-up! I finished 10 books from a bunch of different genres, including 3 books by Rachel Harrison, a local author who's becoming a favorite. 🥇goes to Ocean's Echo, but I also loved The Return, Bad Dolls, The Employees, People Person, and Two Wrongs Make a Right.

dylanisreading Sounds like Ocean's Echo is good. It's on my tbr! 2d
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My #botm pick for Feb!

AmyG That would have been my choice but I skipped. I just have too much going on. (edited) 4d
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Ocean's Echo | Everina Maxwell
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Finished my first 5⭐️ read of 2022! I loved this author's first book (Winter's Orbit) but this one was even better. Really fascinating, twisty scifi with excellently developed main characters. I love a messy, prickly protagonist, and Ocean's Echo definitely has that. I'll read whatever this author comes out with.

Soubhiville I am just about to open to page one! 💜 2w
ChasingOm I can‘t wait to get this one! 2w
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Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail | Ashley Herring Blake
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Finished my first book for #joyousjanuary - this one is a soft pick for me, maybe 3.5⭐️. The romance was cute, but the second half of the book had some very weird plot choices. I enjoyed the first book in this series, Delilah Green Doesn't Care, a lot more.

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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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My long-awaited January #botm , and my socks for completing the 2022 reading challenge, got here!

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Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail | Ashley Herring Blake
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January is a great time for a readathon, so I'm joining on on #joyousjanuary hosted by @Andrew65 . 📚

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 3w
Beachesnbooks @Andrew65 thank you for hosting! 3w
Andrew65 @Beachesnbooks Love hosting these. 3w
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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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January #botm pick! Can't wait to read this one.

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Kiss Her Once for Me | Alison Cochrun
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Belated December tbr! 📚📚📚

KCorter Ooh, How to Be Eaten was in my top 10 for this year. I hope you love it! 2mo
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Belated November wrap-up! I finished 10 books last month, and seem to have read exclusively fantasy and/or romance.
🥇Love on the Brain
🥈The Holiday Trap
🥉Resting Witch Face

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My #botm picks for December! Seeing them posted so early was a great surprise.

AmyG Babel. NICE. Thanks for the heads up. I chose that one and am excited to read it. (edited) 2mo
JamieArc Whoa! No idea they were up! 2mo
ErikasMindfulShelf The Light Pirate was really good. I picked Babel. 2mo
Beachesnbooks @AmyG I was shocked Babel was a pick! 2mo
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Tread of Angels | Rebecca Roanhorse
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My TBR for the end of the year!

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October TBR! Trying to stay on theme for spooky season with my reading this month.

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Woman, Eating | Claire Kohda
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September wrap-up! I finished 11 books in September.
🥇Woman, Eating
🥈L'Esprit de L'Escalier
🥉The Hollow Places

Erinreadsthebooks Woman, Eating is on my radar. This might be the push I need 😃 4mo
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Spells for Forgetting | Adrienne Young
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My #botm picks for October! Both of these were on my tbr 📚

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Woman, Eating | Claire Kohda
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September TBR! Time to start fall reading 🍂

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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August Wrap-Up! I finished 13 books including 3 ARCs.
🥇Book Lovers
🥈Bloody Summer
🥉Drunk on All Your Strange New Words

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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My #botm pick for September! I'm definitely also interested in Other Birds, but decided to wait on that one.

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August TBR! Taking part in #ARCAugust and the #newreaseathon , so it'll be a lot of 2022 books for me.

Clwojick I‘ve heard good things about Women Eating🖤 (edited) 6mo
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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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July reading wrap-up! I finished 11 books; ratings were overall lower than most months for me.
🥇Jade City
🥈The Spanish Love Deception
🥉Legends & Lattes

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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July #tbr ! 📚

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit | Jeanette Winterson
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June reading wrap-up 🌈 This month, my main reading focus was on books featuring LGBTQIA+ authors and/or characters, while my secondary goal was to finish a few books I'd begun in previous months. I managed to finish 11 books, including 2 ARCs, and found a new 5⭐️ read from my top 10 2022 TBR stack.
🥇Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
🥈In Other Lands (re-read)
🥉Nettle & Bone

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My July #botm picks! It's my birthday month, so I got a free add-on, and there were 2 previous picks I've had my eye on. Hearing great buzz about the Zevin book!

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Belatedly joining #20in4 after a crazy day at work and then joining my local Bans Off Our Bodies protest. I don't know if I'm going to be able to read much this weekend or if I'll have a hard time focusing, but figured I could give it a shot with my 5 current reads.

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Yerba Buena | Nina LaCour
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June TBR 🌈 Continuing with my annual tradition of focusing on books featuring LGBTQIA+ authors and characters during Pride month! And lots of 2022 releases, too.

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May wrap-up! I finished 11 books this month 📚
🥇Never Have I Ever - Isabel Yap
🥈The Mask of Mirrors - M.A. Carrick

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The Stardust Thief, 1 | Chelsea Abdullah
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June #botm pick! This one hadn't really been on my radar but definitely sounds like something I'll like.

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Halfway done with the #botm 2022 reading challenge!

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May TBR! I'm hoping to participate in Bout of Books next week, finish my tome topple read from last month (Mask of Mirrors) and also do a lot of mood reading.

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The Past is Red | Catherynne M. Valente
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April reading wrap-up! I finished 13 books, which I think makes it my most productive reading month so far this year!
🥇The Past is Red
🥈Boyfriend Material (re-read)
🥉Milk Fed

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The Past is Red | Catherynne M. Valente
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Wrap-up for Dewey's 24-hour readsthon yesterday! I finished 5 books (top) and read bits from 3 others. @DeweysReadathon

Librariana Good job! Although I didn't participate, I did also read vol. 1 of Heartstopper and have vol. 2 ready to go. Now I just need to get my hands on vols. 3 & 4 😁😊💜📚 9mo
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The Past is Red | Catherynne M. Valente
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My TBR for Dewey's 24-hour readathon tomorrow! #readathon @DeweysReadathon

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Yerba Buena | Nina LaCour
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My May #botm picks! I was planning to skip & add Book of Night to a later box based on the picks spoilers, but I was so happy to see Yerba Buena as a surprise pick, since that's been on my tbr for awhile.

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Sadie on a Plate | Amanda Elliot
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Cute contemporary romance great for fans of Top Chef and Love & Other Disasters. Sadie is a contestant on a cooking show who accidentally meets and kisses a man before realizing he's a new judge on the show. She's trying to find investors to open a restaurant focusing on new spins on traditional Jewish food, which as a Jewish person was really fun to read about (and made me wish she had a restaurant IRL!)

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The Mask of Mirrors | M. A. Carrick
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Goals:
-Finish Milk Fed
-Finish Bombshell
-Make progress on a giant fantasy tome (Mask of Mirrors)
-Start a new audiobook
#awesomeapril #readathon @Andrew65

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Finally giving Sarah MacLean a second chance! I read A Scot in the Dark several years ago when I was new to the genre and really disliked it, but since then I've found more historical romance authors that I do like. Really glad I picked this one up bc it's great so far! Might even be a new historical romance fave...🤔

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April TBR! (I think) I'm planning on participating in #tometopple , where you read books over 500 pages, and Dewey's 24-hour readathon later this month. We'll see what I get to! #tbr

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All's Well | Mona Awad
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March wrap-up! I finished 10 books, but unfortunately several were disappointments. Still found some good ones, though!
🥇All's Well
🥈Assembly
🥉All of Us Villains

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My April #botm picks! I'm definitely also interested in Lessons in Chemistry but decided to wait until I see more reviews. Really interested in True Biz and surprised I hadn't heard of it until botm!

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The Mask of Mirrors | M. A. Carrick
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Had a really bad migraine this weekend, so today i went to the bookstore and went absolutely nuts to cheer myself up 🤣 it did work! #bookhaul

Karisa Books make everything better 😊💗 10mo
Beachesnbooks @Karisa they really do!! 10mo
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Had a migraine today so I've mostly been listening to the audiobook of The Psychology of Time Travel, a murder mystery with a time travel twist. I really like it! Luckily I perked up enough to make some ravioli for dinner. #20in4 #readathon

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Stuck with You | Ali Hazelwood
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Yesterday I finished The Cult of We (nonfiction about the WeWork debacle) and have been alternating between the other 3 books since then, which I like more. #20in4
@Andrew65

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All's Well | Mona Awad
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March TBR, Part 2! A few days into the month & I keep adding books to my monthly TBR. I'll have to see how realistic or unrealistic it is in my monthly wrap-up 📚

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Assembly | Natasha Brown
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My tentative TBR for March, with room for lots of mood reading!

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Feb wrap-up! I finished 10 books total, including 3 novellas, a short story collection, and a new favorite.
🥇Light From Uncommon Stars
🥈Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?
🥉Get it Right

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A River Enchanted | Rebecca Ross
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My #botm picks for March!

Twainy I ordered The River Enchanted for FEB & realized a week ago that I‘m also getting it in my Illumicrate March subscription book box. 😫😆 11mo
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Assembly | Natasha Brown
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Going to try to finish these 3 books that I'm currently in the middle of before the end of the month...wish me luck!
#20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 11mo
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Really absorbed in How High We Go in the Dark so far this weekend!
#weekendreading @Andrew65

Andrew65 Hope you had a good weekend of reading. 11mo
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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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1. Wahala by Nikki May (contenporary fiction), River of Shadows by Karina Halle (fantasy romance), Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (scifi)
2. Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins (short story collection)
3. Reading!
@rachelsbrittain

mhillis I just heard about Wahala on the Quick Book Reviews podcast. It looks good! Looking forward to your review 12mo
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Feb TBR! Really excited about all of these reads.

Bookwormjillk I haven't read any of these but I love all of the covers. 12mo
Bookwormjillk I haven't read any of these but I love all of the covers. 12mo
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