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BookofWords

Joined May 2016

"I like your book of words Mama." Mother, Wife, Nurse Practitioner and most of all BOOK NERD!!!
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Panpan

First in a new cozy mystery series. Journaled to Death follows a divorced mother navigate a murder in her own basement. Add in for fun she‘s also a blogger...about journaling. I‘m usually into the cozy mystery genre but this one didn‘t do it for me. It just kept plodding along and felt like a chore to finish. Found at my local library. #cozymystery #bookstagram #booklover #booknerdproblems #helenplumlibrary #librarybooksarethebest #librarybook

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Pickpick

Historical romance. A little heavy on the romance but still a great read. #botm

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Another awesome book by Backman. Twists and turns but you end up really liking all of the characters. Trigger warning it does discuss depression and suicide. #botm

Bookish_B I‘m reading this now. Not that far into it but already loving it. 2y
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Pickpick

I think this book is great. Follows along the story arc with family coming over from America. And a bit of murder. And injury. Overall a pick!

SW-T Enjoyable series. Read first two and this one‘s on my TBR. 2y
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Mehso-so

I found this book hard to get into. I liked the female characters but was left wanting more. She could have named this book We All Have Problems or lighter version of Big Little Lies...

LiteraryinLawrence Hmm. I'm starting this today but I've heard lots of mixed things. I'm curious if I'll like it or not! 2y
BookofWords @LiteraryinLititz I liked it but didn‘t love it. It was missing something... 2y
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Happy & You Know It | Laura Hankin
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Pickpick

t‘s an alright book. I would really give it in between pick and so-so if I could. It started off slow and then steady till about the last 1/3rd where it really took off.
All the right elements were there but you just failed to care about any of them and that‘s the problem.

marleed Yea, i liked it too - definitely on the light side. It wouldn‘t have taken much to make it a bit darker and more interesting. I jotted down notes on it late - a week after reading and the only character I could fully describe without flipping through the book was the MC. It doesn‘t bode well for me describing this to someone a few months from now;) 2y
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Pickpick

Light hearted and fun, everyone has their own baggage rom-com. I like the BOTM cover better.

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Pickpick

I cannot express how much I love this book. Strong women lead characters, books, historical (although based on real facts) fiction, I loved it all.

Reviewsbylola I thought this was fantastic too! 2y
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Mehso-so

It‘s the sliding doors for books. You can see the ending almost at the beginning

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Pickpick

Don‘t expect a cozy read here. Or like able characters. Everyone has their flaws. Esp the men. This was gory in parts which I typically do not read, but I managed to make it through the more squeamish parts. But overall I enjoyed the story arc.

Reggie Yeah, I wanted to punch all the husbands. 2y
KathyWheeler @Reggie Me too — at one point, they made me so mad that I had to put the book down for a bit. 2y
Erinreadsthebooks Yep, Hendrix is definitely making a point about a certain type of Southern husband during that decade. I love this book! 2y
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Bookish_AF The husbands were THE WORST! 2y
BookofWords And why did she keep going back to him and that house!?!?!?! 2y
veritysalter The husbands 🤬 - I couldn‘t believe how much 90s Southern US is like an English village (less the heat and the vampires), if you substitute the Six Mile for a Council Estate it‘s uncanny. Great book though. 2y
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Pickpick

This was my son‘s first chapter book that he read on his own. I read the book along with him, more like a buddy read so we could discuss it after. This kid is really a jerk. So it did provide the opportunity for us to speak about some of his behaviors in the book. Is he grown up Cailou???

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Pickpick

If you enjoy long crafted long sentences this book is for you. I enjoyed the story but it was very long and arduous at times. I love the Count, that‘s what pulled me through.

Djspens I heard the author speak last year, lol he talks like he writes... loooong 3y
BookofWords @Djspens I can imagine. He wrote a whole paragraph about a sentence. 3y
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Pickpick

This book is fused with humor, grief, and loss. The inside flap says “A hilarious novel...” The written Laura Zigman is definitely funny and articulate. What comes through is the compassion of a woman going through many difficult relationships in her life.

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The Perfect Stranger | Megan Miranda
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Mehso-so

Second book I‘ve read by her. Similar themes. Unreliable narrator. Keeps you guessing to the very end.

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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Mehso-so

Not really ALL the missing girls really like 2 but whatever. If you love unreliable narrators and backwards timelines then this book is for you. I enjoyed it enough to finish it.

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Pickpick

I cried at times! Hit me in the feels. Positive portrayal of great kids with a strong message.

LibrarianRyan I love these books. They are the mascots for iRead 2020 (Illinois summer reading program). 3y
BookofWords Good to know! I live in IL too! 3y
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Hilda and the Troll | Luke Pearson
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So much fun and whimsy. Fanciful thinking that is missing sometimes from stories today. Read with my two sons!

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Pickpick

Not a Christmas book. More like a alternating view of a year long friendship between two flat mates.

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Panpan

Not my book. Story wants to do everything of its age. Vampire, werewolf, angels, demons, more sci-fi, mommy daddy issues. Too much for me. And the story arc takes too long. I can‘t see how so many people have followed all her books for so long.

Catherine_Willoughby Was there a movie ? 3y
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Pickpick

A lady‘s guide takes us back to Britain and mystery in the 1899s. A little boring from time to time but we watch Frances play sleuth.

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Pickpick

Cozy mystery, humor, and britlit what‘s not to love. Book one of the A Countess of Harleigh Mystery

Palimpsest I have to say I love your tag line. How darling. 3y
HOTPock3tt I adored this book! 🤗 3y
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Pickpick

It was the perfect blend of romance and Christmas. It was like reading the Hallmark Channel, loosely set around Pride and Prejudice. And I loved it!

NovelGirl82 There is a hallmark movie based on the book! It was super cute! 3y
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Christmas by Accident | Camron Wright
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I can across this display at my library. I have to admit the over was too cute to pass up. It‘s the typical he doesn‘t like Christmas but she does with a twist. It even pokes fun at itself and the whole Christmas novel genre. #books #christmas #christmasromance

DGRachel That sounds delightful! 3y
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Mehso-so

Part mystery, part romance, part time travel. Pleasant to but not my favorite by her by far. The first part sucks you in, and the second just pulls you through. Leaves with tons of questions.

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Pickpick

Nina learns a lot about life in this book. She loves cats, coffee, books, & being alone. But is that all there is??? I love love love this book. Cute, light, quirky.

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“Cats, dogs, Honey Crisp apples & coffee.” I could be Nina!

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Ha! “Scared the applesauce” Ha! Ha! Ha! #applesauce #abbiwaxman

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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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Mehso-so

I was so excited to read this book. Multiple families, drama, suburban school setting, I‘m in. But you don‘t really end up liking any of the characters. They‘re all evil and weird in their own ways. But it held my interest enough for me to finish it hence the so-so rating. Thanks #botm for another mediocre pick.

BookBelle84 The fact that the author managed to make all the characters so different and still all of them flawed and unlikeable is what I liked about the book.😁 3y
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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This book needs an index of characters. I keep getting so confused. And he refers to some of the kids as letters like Z and Q. Dude I‘m lost.

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How to Give Your Cat a Bath | Nicola Winstanley
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Pickpick

So cute my boys love this book.

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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I cannot day enough wonderful things about this book. I absolutely loved it. It does switch around POVs but that‘s not off putting. Such a great story. And the girl lead is not some push over powder puff. ❤️❤️❤️

marleed I loved it too. I think it could be adapted to screen quite successfully. 3y
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Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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I could not get into this book at all. Not even 75 pages in. I just don‘t care. I typically enjoy all her books. Not today. And not in 69.

marleed I liked it okay but I think as historical fiction this was a fail. I think she needed to focus on one family being significantly impacted by one maybe two events of that historical summer. But retrofitting one fam into every event made the story hokey. 3y
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Started off strong, five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive. The brain, the beauty, the criminal, and the outcast almost like the Breakfast Club with murder...and less witty. But still interesting with a hint of YA romance.

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I was finally able to put this rich family to rest. I enjoyed reading about the different families throughout the summer. #beachreads

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Interesting facts

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Pickpick

I‘m having fun reading these during the summer. The perfect beach read. Light, fun and snarky.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Enjoyed the premise. Kind of crazy trying to keep the side characters straight. But overall loved it. Excited to read book two of the trilogy!

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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The best book I‘ve read in a while. Different perspectives done right. Keeps you interested in all the story lines not just the hero.

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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For some reason I thought Memorial Day would be a good day to start this book. Maybe the WW setting?

tammysue Loved this book! :) 3y
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Good Riddance | Elinor Lipman
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Mehso-so

Another just ok library find. Lipman tried so hard to pick up many topics but just couldn‘t thread them together. At then end I guess she was like okay almost 300 pages...that‘s enough for a book.

MelKelsey Agree! 3y
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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“An ordinary town transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep.” This book is amazing, i was instantly transported to this town. I couldn‘t put it down over the weekend. It‘s not about the how or why of the virus so that maybe aggravating to some people. It‘s more about the characters and what they are going through as the town goes under. 📚 📖

BarbaraBB I had it stacked already but your review makes me want to read it even more! 3y
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Pickpick

I wish I could give this book 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘bc that‘s how good it is. The chapters are short and art is fully crafted. Like little vignettes into the sisters‘ lives. I cant recommend this book enough!

Hazel0303 I loved this book!!! 3y
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The Book Hog | Greg Pizzoli
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Found my spirit animal

Lindy 🤪😆 3y
UwannaPublishme 😆😆😆 3y
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Loving this book cover!

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Rom-com, meet cute. Started out really strong and then lost steam. Still found it interesting enough to finish it.

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My six year old gives it a 5 ⭐️s.

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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On third winter here in the Chicago burbs I‘m glad I‘m reading something light. It‘s a rom com. It‘s set I California. It‘s starts w a meet cute. My rom com heart swoons...so far. #books #litsy #botm

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I can‘t keep up w any over the weekend reading challenges w 2 young boys. But I am always squeezing in good books. Up next...

rretzler It won‘t be long before you can. I used to have 2 small boys - now I have a 17 yo and a 14 yo. Don‘t worry about the reading, enjoy the boys while you can. 😝 We read together every night until my 17 yo started HS and I miss that a lot! 3y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Sex drugs and rock& roll in the 70s. Almost felt like reading a Rolling Stone article.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Current situation. Nails done now on to hair!

Slajaunie Enjoy!! 4y
Cinfhen Fun color 4y
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