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Breanne1

Breanne1

Joined February 2017

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The Hiding Place | C. J. Tudor
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Mehso-so

I loved Tudor‘s first book, so I was very excited to read this one. I think I over anticipated this book and ultimately walk away not as impressed with her second book.

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Pickpick

Another great book in this series!

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There is nothing more calming then re-entering the world of Three Pines and falling back in to the relationships of these beloved characters. I can‘t recommend this series enough. It‘s never just a mystery to be solved but includes complex emotions that need to be faced in order to get to the truth.

Sapphire Do you think the new York art critic will become a regular character? 1mo
Breanne1 @Sapphire I think so! It seemed to me like she needed Three Pines for reasons not disclosed yet... 1mo
Sapphire @Breanne1 I hope so! 1mo
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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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Very excited about this month‘s #botm selection!!!

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Panpan

I put this book aside several times and finally finished it today because I rarely DNF. I‘m fine reading books with flawed characters that you don‘t necessarily root for, so this wasn‘t the reason I couldn‘t get invested in this book. Overall the plot was just not that interesting to me and this is a book I‘m happy to shelve.

TrishB I bailed on this one. 2mo
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Black House | Stephen King, Peter Straub
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Pickpick

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and have to say I even liked it more than The Talisman. I think the murder mystery aspect of this book‘s plot line grabbed my interest more and I loved the motorcycle gang especially Doc and Mouse. 5 ⭐️ for me!

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I enjoyed the various points of view in this #botm selection...a fast read that kept me engaged and definitely has you question what true justice looks like.

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Finished this one in July while juggling my new role as a mom!! I absolutely loved this story and truly understand the hype. I was nervous given I sometimes walk away disappointed with books that get a lot of press, yet this time everyone was right!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🍼 👶🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Breanne1 you‘re welcome 💗 2mo
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So many people are enjoying this one and I am a DNF on this. Sigh...maybe I‘ll revisit it down the road.

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Supermarket | Bobby Hall
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I knew exactly what was happening from the minute the red bouncy ball was introduced...I think I hyped this book up in my mind and ultimately I am walking away disappointed.

Mariposa_Bookworm I think your kitty‘s face says it all.😻 4mo
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I‘ve read all of Chelsea‘s memoirs and it was refreshing to see this one go deeper in to what‘s shaped her and how she plans to utilize: Identification, Awareness, Modification.

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I really enjoyed this older #botm selection. Was absorbed by the story and wanted to keep going back to visit the characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Plants are from the local HS 4H club; these kids know how to grow an amazing house plant...now can I keep it alive?!?

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So many good books on kindle/nook sale today!!! Just a heads up to all to check it out. I bought 6 including the one tagged: The Hiding Place, No Exit, Freefall, The Invited, and The Lady from the Black Lagoon. #bookhaul

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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Mehso-so

An old #botm selection I finally picked off my TBR list. I‘m just not sure about this one...I enjoyed the science references and even the feeling of getting a glimpse inside her stream of consciousness. But at the end of it all I just felt...indifferent.

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I‘m so excited for this month‘s #botm selections. Last month was a skip for me and I was so happy for the extra credit this month.

Reviewsbylola Same here! The selections are way better this month! 5mo
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Thoroughly enjoyed this mystery over the past 2 days...finished it up this morning with Moneypenny. The best way to start the day.

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I really enjoyed this #botm selection. It really highlighted how everyone‘s actions, no matter how small or big, can create a chain reaction that results in an event with lasting impacts on so many.

Mdargusch Cute pup! I have this one in my TBR and I love books like that. Yay! 5mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I waited a very long time for this book to become available at the library and it was well worth the wait. An education frees your mind from the control of others and this book and Tara‘s story is a testament to that. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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Kayla.Adriena Thanks for entering!! 6mo
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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Panpan

I really struggled to get through this book. Not only because of the subject matter but also due to the writing style. It seemed like such an intriguing premise and fell completely flat to me.

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This was a fast, thrilling read but probably not the best timing for me to be reading it. It gives a person a lot to think about while they‘re pregnant.

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(First, the drawing behind this book was a gift from my husband several years ago ❤️.) I absolutely devoured this book over the weekend. I‘ve been listening to podcasts and documentaries about this story, so I was concerned I would potentially be bored, but that couldn‘t have been less true. I loved the additional details about what they were doing with lab tests, how they were circumventing inspectors, etc. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This one took me longer to finish than I would like to admit but I finally did this rainy Sunday morning. It‘s not that it wasn‘t an enjoyable read and at the end I can say I‘m glad I read it, I just think at times the format was hard for me to get through. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ and 1/2⭐️

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The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Panpan

My cat is perfectly expressing my feelings as I read this...I almost didn‘t finish but pushed through. ⭐️

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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It took me a bit of time to get into this one...I was easily distracted by other books as I tried to finish this, which is unlike me. Overall I liked it, but I felt it was a drawn out at times, and I can easily say this wasn‘t my favorite of the series. Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Couldn‘t go to sleep without finishing this the other night. A very enjoyable psychological thriller that came together at the end a little too quickly for me. Just so happy to have read one of my #botm books frolic ever growing pile of them!

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Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
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I found this to be a page turner...looking at a deeply complex friendship that drives and motivates while at the same time tears apart. An interesting look as well at the complexities of being a success and a woman...”banish the justs”.

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I can‘t recommend this series enough to people who love good atmospheric mysteries. A great follow up and already looking forward to the next.

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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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Well, I don‘t think I‘m walking away with the message the author wants me to on this one...and quite frankly I‘m ok with that.

Alfoster I know! It was so odd!😫 9mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Mehso-so

It has taken me some time after reading this to post a review. I have mixed feelings because I loved the first half of the book and couldn‘t get enough and then I hit the part about the actual war and lost interest!! This makes no sense to me and I can‘t explain it, perhaps it was just the mood I was in while reading. Maybe, just maybe, I‘ll pick up the second book and fall back in love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ and 1/2⭐️

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I went a little safe with my Jan #botm selection, but I can‘t turn down a psychological thriller.

Mdargusch My pick too! 9mo
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Finished this one up today, it‘s another great series that I always enjoy diving back in to. Guess I‘ve been finishing the year up reading beloved series.

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Reading a Louise Penny is always like getting to travel home and visiting with all your old friends. I really look forward to the next one...can‘t recommend this series enough to anyone who‘s interested in good mysteries.

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I enjoyed the twists and turns of this who dunnit

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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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Very excited for these two this month. #botm

Reviewsbylola I love how these two covers compliment one another. 😍 11mo
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I finished this one up a few weeks ago and never got around to posting :/ I enjoyed it, packed full of information that highlights how important diplomacy can be and unfortunately underlined how it‘s a dying art.

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Excited for these #botm selections. Almost got “For Better and Worse” too...maybe next month.

Reviewsbylola I almost for FB&W too but decided I‘d probably get it from the library instead. 11mo
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B&N date night!!!!!

Reviewsbylola Love when date nights involve a bookstore! 12mo
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Made the Kate Morton my #botm selection. I always enjoy her books.

Reviewsbylola I love Morton too. 13mo
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Trespasser | Paul Doiron
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Pickpick

I‘m really enjoying this series and a morning spent with my pups 🐕 Can‘t wait to start book 3

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What an ending!!! Can‘t wait for the next book... Moneypenny was shocked as well 🐈

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While I read my other book I‘m also going to read this. I watched the CNN documentary and now I simply can‘t get enough.

Cubanmommy95 She is the 👑👑 13mo
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Time to start the latest book in one of my favorite spy thriller series.

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The Poacher's Son | Paul Doiron
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I loved this book, a perfect fast paced mystery. I can‘t wait to revisit the characters in book #2.

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The Poacher's Son | Paul Doiron
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I‘m very excited to start this series...purchased books 2-9(?-it may be more, is it horrible I can‘t remember?!? I have a problem) at my local used book store and finally got this one in the mail to kick it all off.

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Thanks for the #clearingtheshelves3 giveaway. My favorite book of the year was Eleanor Oliphant for fiction and my close second was Dark Pines for a thriller.

callielafleur Both are excellent! Thanks for entering! 14mo
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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I‘m so excited this month!!!! My friend read this during its UK release and has nothing but glowing reviews. She introduced me to Eleanor Oliphant, one of my favorite reads all year, so this is a trusted source of good books. 😉
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juliannebenford I agree with your friend, they're both fab books! 14mo
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Skeleton Crew | Stephen King
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Needed a little short story between books and “The Mist” was just the interlude needed.

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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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I really anticipated reading this #botm selection and I walked away disappointed. The characters felt one dimensional making it hard to invest in any of them. It felt like pieces of the book needed more attention and development; like the commentary on victimization of women by the perpetrators and the media. I felt it was brought up randomly to add gravitas to a weak narritave. ⭐️/5

Cinfhen I just picked this up from #Hoopla 😜maybe I won‘t even bother reading it 14mo
Breanne1 I hate discouraging anyone from trying a book @Cinfhen but I find it hard to say “go for it”. My review didn‘t even get in to the ending and how I felt about that lol. 14mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha #KeepingItReal 14mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve seen a lot of so-sos for this one. I‘m glad I didn‘t pick it for BOTM. 14mo
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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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Jumping in to this one...was super excited to see my #botm pick wind up being Reese Witherspoon‘s book club selection. That definitely raised this up from the TBR pile.

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