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Glass Hotel | Emily St John Mandel
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I really enjoyed this novel. I loved the tone and the sense of place, and I always enjoy a story that you have to piece together. I thought it was well constructed. You know you‘re in the hands of a seasoned author. 🤩

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I really enjoy Lilly King‘s writing. This was a 4⭐️collection of short stories. 👍

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Chouette | Claire Oshetsky
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I love a good allegory. This story deals with the demands and complexities of raising a child with extraordinary needs, where there is no clear right or wrong decisions. It left me with a lot on my mind. 🦉

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“Mistletoe hung from the gas brackets in all the front parlours; there was sherry and walnuts and bottled beer and crackers by the dessertspoons; and cats in their fur-abouts watched the fires; and the high-heaped fire spat, all ready for the chestnuts and the mulling pokers” - This story was delightful.🎄

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Ulysses | James Joyce
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Getting ready for my 2022 retirement reading project. 🇮🇪

Leftcoastzen Yay! 2mo
batsy Nice project! 2mo
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The hunter becomes the hunted. Intriguing 🤔

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Untitled | Unknown
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Celebrating Wednesday with a big box of book mail.🤩

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Nice days are now few and far between where I live and I‘m spending this one outside reading Sophocles which I am loving. I‘m all things Ancient Greece these days. 🏛

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Venice: A New History | Thomas F. Madden
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A very detailed history of Venice. Interesting despite the text book style delivery. ⚓️

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Ex-Libris | Anne Fadiman
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My idea of comfort reading. 📚

charl08 Love this book. 4mo
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The Almanac 2022 | LIA. LEENDERTZ
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I‘m getting ahead of myself a bit, but I couldn‘t resist this pretty little book.🌾

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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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At first I thought this book was going to be too twee for me, but I admit I eventually fell into the story. This is a very light and simple story. It won‘t stretch your mind but it works as an easy, comforting read. 📚

EvieBee I really enjoyed this one! 4mo
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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I‘m half way through and I‘m not sure where this is going but I‘m thoroughly enjoying the family dynamics.🍎

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I started this thinking that I was going to get an old fashioned mystery, but there is so much more in the pages of this book if you are willing to look for it. I loved it. 📕

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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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I really enjoyed this. The only drawback is that it was clearly written for a teen audience. If it had been written more for an adult I think I would have loved it. I recommend it, but only if you enjoy a fairytale. 🐺

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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Really interesting premise to this story. A look at how the results of a simple everyday decision can send your life down a different path. The story alternates between two possible parallel lives that unfold based on a decision that the main character makes about whether or not to go home with an old boyfriend she meets in a bar. This is lighter reading that deals with a contemplative topic. Good summer reading!🐚

LoverOfLearning Oh I liked this one!! 5mo
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A slow and gentle story but I loved the writing which was soothing and relaxing to read. It was a touching and reflective read. I would highly recommend it if you enjoy books like this.❤️

Cathythoughts Sounds good ! Stacking 👍🏻❤️ 5mo
robinb I enjoyed this as well. :) 5mo
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This is a very short little story about friendship and kindness. It is quite lovely, although a bit of a sleepy story as well. 🦊

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Daughter of Fortune | Isabel Allende
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My first Isabel Allende and I‘m loving it.❤️

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Since I am not usually a romance reader, I never imagined I would read a book like this until a friend and I did a fun book challenge where we chose books for each other. I came out on the winning end of the challenge because I had a ton of fun with this. The star quality of the book was the clever dialogue which was snappy, amusing and completely entertaining. This was enhanced by the excellent audio I listened to. I finished it in a day.🎧

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This book was a roller coaster for me. One sentence would jump off the page and speak directly to my mind or heart. The next sentence would make me feel defensive or argumentative. I think the important thing here is that every sentence engaged me on some level. I can't remember the last time I was so thoroughly connected to a text and I binged my way through this book. That justifies 5 stars for me. I would love to have coffee with the author.

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I'm a big John Green fan, but not necessarily because I love his books which are not targeted for me (although I have read and enjoyed a few of them). I just think he is an interesting guy. I like his personality and the way his brain works. I got a good dose of that in these essays, which cover all sorts of important and unimportant topics. Reading this book felt like having a good long chat with John Green and that was a fun thing to do.

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The Stand | Stephen King
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Every summer I pick a big iconic book to tackle. Quite often it is an older classic but this summer I chose The Stand - all 1400 pages of it. Wish me luck. 🤓

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 7mo
Bookwormjillk It‘s worth it! 7mo
Soubhiville Good choice! 7mo
Suet624 It‘s a good one! 7mo
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This has been a great companion book as I have been making my way through War and Peace. 🇷🇺

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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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In many ways this is your typical suspense novel, but the Dark Academia element added a lot of atmosphere and interest for me. It is also a quick, engaging read. 🏛

Desha I have this coming in from Book of the Month! ♥️📚 8mo
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Brendan: A Novel | Frederick Buechner
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This Los Angeles Times quote on the cover of the book says it much better than I could. This is a very niche book but I enjoyed it. It was creative and well written. 🌊

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was a perfect summer read for me. The author captures the essence of summer at the beach. I fell right into the story and hated putting it down. 🏄

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The Chalky Sea | Clare Flynn
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A simple but good story that is well told and I found it very relaxing and enjoyable to read. 🇬🇧🇨🇦

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Would love to have a set of these! 🌸

Come-read-with-me These are beautiful! 10mo
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Watercolour artwork! Nice! 10mo
Soubhiville Wow, pretty! 10mo
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The Canyon's Edge | Dusti Bowling
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Intense!!! 🧗

chlolovesbooks Love ya books 10mo
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Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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Great story, wonderful characters and absolutely incredible use of language. The author says so much with so few words, but what awesome words he uses. Highly recommend this on audio. Great for a reluctant reader or as a read-a-loud.🎧

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Romeo and Juliet (Updated) | William Shakespeare
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Worth reading for the balcony scene alone. 🌹

Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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Published in 1902, this lovely little story takes place in Bursley, England which is known for it‘s beautiful pottery. The pottery industry was woven into the main plot of this pleasant story which is about the town and the people who live there. 👍

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The Breadwinner | Deborah Ellis
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Excellent reading for any age.👍

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Monogamy | Sue Miller
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I didn‘t connect with this book the first time I picked it up. I found it had a very slow start. My second attempt was much better. I guess I was in the proper frame of mind because I fell right into it and found it to be a very comforting read. 4⭐️book for me. 🍂

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The author weaves a basic biography of Shostakovich with an intense time in Russian history. It‘s very readable and very interesting. 🇷🇺

BookishTrish Looooooooooooove this book 12mo
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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Great world building. I look forward to the next one in the series. 🌑

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Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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I love everything that Kent Haruf wrote. He writes the most endearing characters. 🤱

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Giver of Stars | Jojo Moyes
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4⭐️- an enjoyable story. Readers of The Book Women of Troublesome Creek might enjoy this. 📚

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Occasional pockets of boredom in this one but it never lasted long and was always followed by a really interesting part. Overall, it was a good read.🇮🇹

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Snow & Rose | Emily Winfield Martin
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Excellent middle grade fairytale. 🐻

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This is my third reading of this book and I continue to love it.

“The Walker is abroad,” he said again. “This night will be bad, and tomorrow will be beyond imagining.”🌨

Chrissyreadit Yes! One of my favorite books ever! 13mo
batsy I love this so much 💙 13mo
Cathythoughts Oh I think I‘ll try this ... is it a series, I must look up the first one. 13mo
Becker @Cathythoughts -this can be read as a stand alone. I‘ve never read the other books in the series. Although it seems pretty silly that I haven‘t considering how much I like this one. 13mo
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A stunning picture book that I read every year.❄️

Cathythoughts Stunning ! 13mo
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Christmas Stories | Diana Secker Tesdell
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Christmas short stories. One a day to keep the Covid blues away. 🎄

Kristin_Reads Love that cover! 14mo
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First Among Equals | Jeffrey Archer
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This is one of Archer‘s older titles from 1984. I enjoyed it but it is a book that requires concentration. It‘s not a book you whip through. Not a good pick for someone who has no interest in politics. 🇬🇧

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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This book is giving me the exact same feelings it gave me 50 years ago when I read it as a child 🤪

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Page turner and a fast easy read. 😮

SilversReviews So good....LOVE this photo. 14mo
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I love books about books and reading and I really enjoyed this one because it included a fair bit of humour. I recommend it if you are into this type of thing. 📖🙂

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28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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I‘m not sure why I‘m enjoying this so much because I‘m angry with almost all the characters. 😆

valeriegeary Oh my gosh, me too. I'm mad at everyone and yet I can't stop reading. 🤣 1y
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A sweet, feel good story. Very easy reading. 7/10⭐️