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Bookish_AF

Joined December 2016

Mood reader. Horror/thriller/sci-fi/fantasy/true crime. DNA analyst 🧬 Avid Kindle user. Ravenclaw. Coffee lover. 🐈‍⬛mom.
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Astronomy For Dummies by Stephen P. Maran
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It‘s been far too long since I‘ve posted on here!

Getting in a little book club reading on the porch before the storms roll in ✒️☕️

KristiAhlers I love that cover! 2w
ozma.of.oz Love the title! 😆 2w
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The Nothing Man | Catherine Ryan Howard
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I‘m going in, excited for the next round with you all!

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The Vanishing Half | Brit Bennett
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Definitely laughed when I opened up this book package. One is our book club read, the other is a bonus from @magyklyXdelish 🤎… You decide which is which 😅

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 5mo
Lauranahe 😂 Bears gonna bear! 5mo
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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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Gotta catch up on some #NewYearWhoDis reviews! I‘ll start here.

What did I just read?? THAT ENDING 😨

In fact, I mostly had a shocked look on my face through the whole thing. Not overly long, but this is not for the faint of heart and it‘s bleak. Crazy, disturbing, and horrifying, yet it is still a thought provoking book. Pretty sure I won‘t want to reread it though!

TheLibrarian Glad you didn‘t hate it since it‘s definitely not for everyone. But yes, very disturbing but it stuck with me and I just found it super fascinating (and that ending!). I explained the premise to my husband and asked if it was wrong that I really liked the book but not necessarily enjoyed it? 5mo
sprainedbrain Oh that ending… 😫 5mo
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I braved the cold (“feels like -18”) to go down to the post office…and it was worth it as now I have my book club book in hand for the long weekend!

We may have a snowstorm coming tomorrow as well, but now I am completely prepared to not leave the house again.

Bookzombie This one is on my TBR. I hope you like it. 🙂 5mo
magyklyXdelish Hope you like it!! 5mo
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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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I‘m going in!!

#NewYearWhoDis

TheLibrarian Good luck! 6mo
monalyisha I‘m scared already! 😅 6mo
Ruthiella Oof! This is a tough read. Good luck 👍 6mo
BarbaraBB Loved it (what does that say about me ?😱) 6mo
TheLibrarian @BarbaraBB I loved it too so don‘t worry too much 🤣 6mo
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The Fortunate Ones | Ed Tarkington
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When the Goodreads summary said “for fans of Succession and the White Lotus”…yup, sign me up! This is a coming of age story of a character with humble beginnings finding himself in a world of extreme wealth and privilege. It displays the contrast between his old life and his new one in a way that is very apparent (and at times uncomfortable) to the reader but to which our narrator is largely ignorant of himself. Enjoyed this one!

TheLibrarian Glad you enjoyed it!! 6mo
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This was so delightful to open as it turns out we have more in common than just our book taste- basically everything (🐱🧦🍫 🕯 🛁)- I love it all! The journal is SO pretty and I can‘t wait to use it and I definitely will (I love this brands stationery too!) These books were both on my radar but I haven‘t read either yet!! Thank you for helping to kick of 2022 in the best way!
#bestof2021

HeathHof I'm so glad that you like everything and you are very welcome! I was struck by how similar the items we sent each other were when I opened the package that you sent me🤣 6mo
candority Those bookmarks are adorable! 6mo
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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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It‘s almost time for #NewYearWhoDis 2022 and I‘ve finally sat down and made my TBR! I usually go with a TBR of about 5 from the list I received as the goal for January...and then see what happens! The NYPL will be supplying at least of 3 these (via Kindle) and I can‘t wait to get started 😊

My list this year is courtesy of @TheLibrarian 📚📖💙

monalyisha I think just following your reviews is going to freak me out. 🙈 Can‘t wait! 😜💯🙌🏻 6mo
BarbaraBB Very good choices. You‘ll have a great month! 6mo
TheLibrarian Hope you enjoy them! I‘m planning to start with Project Hail Mary 6mo
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Just a couple of bookish items included in my gift from @Nerdfins 😍 Not pictured: the coffee I am enjoying this morning.

My goal this year is to finish Drums of Autumn (75% in!) but I‘ve already got quite the line up waiting for 2022 and I‘m pretty excited to dive in to this one!

MicrobeMom Love the RGB socks!!! 6mo
magyklyXdelish Those socks are everything!!! 6mo
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These Women | Ivy Pochoda
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It‘s a snowy Saturday and I‘ve got wrapping to do… which means I‘ll just be over here procrastinating with some book clubbing

@Lauranahe @babyruth2510 @magyklyXdelish

tokorowilliamwallace This sounds like it would fit my end-of-the-year gritty/realist/harsh reality reflection reads book stack/list! How do you take it, its characterization, the decisions of the characters, the set up of its atmosphere and setting contributing to the power and rawness of the intent of the storytelling? 6mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Some Litsy mail today!

A card from @babyruth2510 - thank you, what a fun surprise!!

And my #bestof2021 from @Mynameisacolour is here too! It has been stashed away to avoid temptation 😅

Soubhiville OMG George Micheal, Prince,Madonna! I feel like a failure for not knowing who the last one is, help! 6mo
Bookish_AF @Soubhiville It‘s not a super close up picture ! They are book flags of “80s music icons” and the fourth is Whitney Houston! (edited) 6mo
Soubhiville Of course! Thanks 😊 6mo
HeathHof Wow, that was fast! & Those flags are fab! 6mo
candority Yay! 📚 6mo
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These Women | Ivy Pochoda
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Best way to start the day!

Hazel2019 What a cool mug! 😊 7mo
Bookish_AF @Hazel2019 it‘s one of my favorites!! It was a gift from my IRL friend and fellow Litten @Nerdfins 😄 7mo
Nerdfins 🤩😎 7mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Lots of mail went out today:

@Lauranahe I mailed your December book out finally!

#jolabokaflod package sent- luckily it‘s not going too far this year 😄

@Mynameisacolour Mailed your #Bestof2021swap package too!

candority Wonderful! 😊 7mo
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Looks like I‘ve got an emotional day planned as I will be reading this and endlessly streaming Red (Taylor‘s Version). Perfect for a rainy and quintessentially fall day in upstate NY. 🍁🧣 Send help!

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Had to wait about a month and half for my library hold on this one to become available, but in the end it was pretty good timing!

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Contact | Carl Sagan
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I haven‘t posted on Litsy in a hot minute, but here‘s some goodies from an #indiebookstore trip!

@Nerdfins and I took a road trip yesterday to visit the Book Village in Hobart, NY with a bonus trip to the Green Toad bookstore in Oneonta. Lots of scenic driving, books, goodies, and a couple dogs hanging out in the shops! 📖📚🍁🍂

TiredLibrarian Sounds delightful! 🍁🍂📚 9mo
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Taking advantage of some ideal reading weather!

Bookzombie That‘s a lovely view! 11mo
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Sunday plans!

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Trying to get some porch reading in before it gets unreasonably hot.

Book was on sale on Kindle yesterday which was a perfect excuse to grab it for a reread since I don‘t currently have a copy. I first read it a loooong time ago.

Yes, that‘s an Ian Malcolm Funko.

JackOBotts Love that Funko! 😆 12mo
Bookzombie That might be the best Funko I have seen so far! 12mo
Nerdfins Ian!!! 12mo
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And the Trees Crept In | Dawn Kurtagich
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Both my #LMPBC books for June arrived today! And never fear @Lauranahe and @EadieB , I mailed your next books off to you both today as well.

EadieB Ok. Thanks! 13mo
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There‘s a relatively short window of perfect outdoor reading weather at this time of year before the humidity starts setting in. This weekend is going to have such weather (70 and sunny). I hope to be doing this a LOT, despite the yellow cloud of pollen everywhere 😂

#LMPBC

EadieB I‘ll be reading outdoors too this weekend! 14mo
magyklyXdelish I love that pen!! 13mo
Bookish_AF @magyklyXdelish haha yes they are my left handed pens! I have a few, including in red and blue as well 😅 13mo
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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Last time I checked on this hold a few days ago, the wait time was over 6 months. Today I get a notification that it‘s ready to borrow 🎉🎉🎉

Looks like the NYPL must have obtained a few more copies!!

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My May #LMPBC books have arrived! Cant wait to get started, I‘ve been looking forward to both of these.

BookDragonNotWorm Can't wait to see what you think of Kill Creek ! It's been on my list forever and I keep putting it off. 14mo
Kris10H I LOVED Kill Creek! The other one, not so much. 11mo
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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Day off of work....in which I went on a drive to sit at the Mini dealership while the car gets serviced.

But not working means extra reading, no matter where I am!

Perfect time to start Outlander 4. I‘m committed now. My Kindle informed me that the “typical time to read” is 27 hours. Challenge accepted!

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Dont Move | James S. Murray, Darren Wearmouth
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I never leave the dust jackets on hardcover books while I‘m reading them, but I‘m not sure how I feel about THIS staring at me all the time from coffee tables and night stands 😂

sharread 😱 wow sounds good. 1y
Bookzombie 😂😂 Is the back the same? 1y
Bookish_AF @Bookzombie YES. And the endpapers inside are even worse. I can‘t even look at them without shuddering 😅 1y
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Bookzombie @Bookish_AF Oh wow! 😂 1y
Lauranahe Ooh, I‘m so excited for that! 1y
magyklyXdelish It‘s definitely one of the most unique looking books. Creepyyyy too 1y
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His and Hers | Alice Feeney
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I really liked this one! A fun and twisty thriller with 3 narrators (two named, one unnamed) that kept me guessing through the whole book. It definitely had some...darker...elements that I wasn‘t expecting.

Also, the MC drives a Mini Cooper and listens to Taylor Swift! And it‘s well known how much I adore my Mini Cooper and Taylor Swift 😅

@Lauranahe I mailed this on Thursday, should arrive by Monday!

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I would say between a pick and a so-so! I liked this book but didn‘t love it. Really enjoyed some aspects and others I wasn‘t so sure. Very cool setting. I won‘t say too much since it‘s for #LMPBC but I can‘t wait to hear all your thoughts!

@EadieB I mailed this out on Thursday, and it should arrive to you on Monday!

EadieB Thanks! Looking forward to reading it! 1y
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Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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@magyklyXdelish I got both of these today!

#LMPBC

magyklyXdelish Yay! 🤗🤗 1y
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I ended up having to work 9.5 hours of OT this weekend, but luckily still have some time left over to enjoy reading on the porch for the first time this year!

#LMPBC

Bookzombie I‘m glad you found some time to read this weekend. 🙂 1y
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Swan Song | Robert McCammon
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This book has been on my TBR for some time so I was pretty excited it showed up as a Kindle deal! 😄😇

candority Oh, it‘s so good! 1y
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Doing a little reading for #LMPBC this evening. Hopefully will finish the book this weekend!

If you look close you might spot the cat eyeing me suspiciously as she roasts herself in front of the fireplace.

MaleficentBookDragon 😻😻😻 1y
EadieB Cute cat! Can‘t wait to read this one! We chose some really interesting books this time! 1y
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The Arctic Fury | Greer Macallister
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Really loved this book!

Part survival story and part old-timey courtroom drama, this story centers around an all female expedition to the Arctic to search for John Franklin‘s lost expedition...and the aftermath when they don‘t all come back.

I find the historical events that make up the backdrop of this story fascinating (although liberties are taken here) and always enjoy women defying the expectations of their time.

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Day 2 post covid vaccine- stayed home from work again but luckily the worst is over and I‘m actually able to do some reading today!

Plus I got a sticker!! I did not know there would be stickers. Worth it 😊

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The Arctic Fury | Greer Macallister
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I have a little time to kill before my appointment for the 2nd COVID vaccine...and I really hate needles 😬

Good thing my dearest friend, the Kindle, is always with me!

tpixie Congrats!! On your vaccine and your bravery to face your fear of vaccines!! 🎈🎈🎈 yay for kindle!! This book is next on my list! 1y
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I‘ve got my book, pen, and coffee at the ready! Time to get started on #LMPBC!

The wacky looking pen is courtesy of my cousin. It‘s a “left handed” pen 😅

@magyklyXdelish @MaleficentBookDragon @EadieB

EadieB Cool pen! I started marking up my book too! 1y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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What. The. Actual. Fuck.

Ok, I‘m off to binge watch the Netflix series now!

Moonprismpower Well now I have to watch this too. I haven‘t read the book but a new series sounds right up my alley. 😃 1y
magyklyXdelish Yessssssss. It‘s literally the most shocking ending of any book I‘ve ever read. I was floored. I still haven‘t watched the show yet though so you will have to let me know if it lives up to it! 1y
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Picked up a package from the post office today which had my #LMPBC book from last round as well as this extra book from my TBR that @magyklyXdelish sent along with it!!

Thank you so much! I am very excited to read this. You know how much I like thrillers! 💙

magyklyXdelish Hope you like it! Ive enjoyed getting to know you through the notes in the margins ♥️ 1y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Next up is these three: thrillers galore!

I wanted to read Behind Her Eyes before watching the Netflix series and my library hold just came in today.

The two hardcovers are for book clubbing!

Kappadeemom His & Hers was one of my favorite books last year! 1y
Bookish_AF @Kappadeemom I am excited to read it! It was recommended to me by someone I know outside of Litsy...little does she know I went ahead and picked it for a book club based on that 😜 1y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I was just browsing around on HBO Max and THIS SHOWED UP. This is an HBO series now?!! I didn‘t know! How did I not know???

AmyG I didn‘t know this eiher. 1y
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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I recently discovered I love snowshoeing! I live in the middle of the woods in lake effect snow country, so we do not lack snow or places to go.

My plans every weekend now consist of snowshoeing and then returning inside to curl up with books (tagged is the current Kindle read). Both activities prove to be quite therapeutic!

I know my love of winter makes me extremely weird ❄️📖

AmyG You would fit right in where I live...Rocky Mountains of CO. Winter is where it‘s at. 1y
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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I neglected to mention at the beginning of the round that I had read this book before 🙈 but it‘s such a crazy book and thought it would be fun to read it again with you guys! And I got the added bonus of getting it last.

I loved reading this “along” with all of you! Just as crazy as I remember, and you all definitely made me see the ending in a different light 🤔!!

#LMPBC

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Hello #LMPBC Group W! My TBR is full of books that I think would fit the bill since horror/thriller is my favorite genre 😅 Here are a few! Let me know what you think or if you‘ve read any of these before.

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EadieB I have read The Shadows, One by One and The Invited so any of the other books would be ok for me. 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I really want to read 1y
magyklyXdelish The only one I‘ve read is the shadows. Any of the others works for me :) sanatorium sounds really good 1y
Bookish_AF Awesome! I will go with that one then 😊 @MaleficentBookDragon @EadieB @magyklyXdelish 1y
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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This little electronics stand thingy I have sure makes it convenient to read my Kindle in bed!

candority Cute mug! 😍🦊 1y
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“I was again disappointed on discovering that the labs weren‘t full of nifty chrome and cool blue and pink lighting. Total letdown.”

Oh man this made me laugh. Can confirm this is true. We are not cool. At.All. 👩🏼‍🔬🧬😅

Karisa 🤣 1y
BiblioLitten 😄 1y
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I was intrigued by the premise of this! Lots of commentary about rape culture. Since I analyze a lot of sexual assault kits, I can confirm that it‘s rare for cases like this to go to trial, for many of the reasons brought up in the book. It‘s always interesting for me to read stories that are adjacent to what I do in real life.
Also really enjoyed the alternating format with the podcast episodes thrown in the mix.
#NewYearWhoDis

monalyisha Did you listen or read? I wonder if the podcast bit would make it a good audio candidate (like Sadie)! 1y
JamieArc @monalyisha I listened to it. I don‘t think it was quite as good as Sadie, but definitely one that i preferred in audio vs print. 1y
Jadams1776 @monalyisha oooh I‘m going to have to try this in audio now. 1y
Jadams1776 I‘m glad you enjoyed it @Bookish_AF ! I love a true crime podcast, so I knew I had to read this one. 1y
Bookish_AF @Jadams1776 I love me some true crime as well !! @monalyisha I read it, but I am glad there was someone who listened to the audio to weigh in on that ! (edited) 1y
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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I am a Riley Sager fan and love haunted house stories so it‘s no surprise I liked this!

Maggie doesn‘t remember much about living in a haunted house, but her whole life was shaped by “the Book” that her father wrote about their time there.
And yes, you get to read “the Book” (as this is a book within a book) while Maggie tries to understand what really happened.

So glad this got chosen for #LMPBC and it was also on my #NewYearWhoDis list!

Victoriahoperose Loved this one!!! 1y
Jadams1776 Riley Sager is a must buy for me. I‘ve loved every book. (edited) 1y
monalyisha Coool. Book within books are so neat. 🖤 1y
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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This was totally my kind of thriller! Atmospheric setting, multiple narrators, revelations slowly coming to light...who to trust? I immediately liked Hannah when she got so terribly seasick on the journey to the island. Girl, I felt that.

It was a fun read that I totally flew through.

But, I‘m still wondering...how exactly does one pronounce “Aoife”??

#NewYearWhoDis

Jadams1776 I googled it - “EE-Fa” Basically you drop the A and O 1y
monalyisha Foley is my maiden name. Despite the fact that it‘s a common surname, I‘m going to accept your praise for this novel as if it belongs to me. 😆😅 1y
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This was a #NewYearWhoDis pick but I got over excited and read it in December.

I have never actually read Shirley Jackson (despite my my love of horror!) so I knew I had to pick this one.
It‘s a relatively short book but I loved this! It was SO weird, creepy, and unsettling to read and the writing definitely evoked those feelings quite well.

I will now be adding some more Shirley Jackson to my TBR.

monalyisha One of my favorite books of all-time! 🖤🙌🏻 1y
Jadams1776 Yay! I‘m glad you were so excited about it you read it early 😂 1y
Cathythoughts I read this last October-ish ... really enjoyed 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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I have finally decided on a reasonable January TBR from my #NewYearWhoDis list from @Jadams1776 ! As usual, other books from the list that I also want to read will get added to my regular TBR!

In addition to these five, I got a little excited and read a book from the list in December (which will get a post at some point!) and I am already going to be reading Home Before Dark for #LMPBC this month.

RachelAmphlett I‘ve got The Guest List to read this month - I really enjoyed The Hunting Party! 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I really liked The Guest List. Even more than The Hunting Party. 1y
monalyisha Love the variety! 🎉 1y
Jadams1776 That looks like a great list! 1y
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