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BridgetteM

BridgetteM

Joined March 2018

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The Missing Years | Lexie Elliott
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Some lunchtime reading. A young woman inherits a creepy manse in Scotland? This seems right up my alley!

karajay I loved that book! 5d
BridgetteM @karajay 🤗 I just started, but so far so good! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just started this one! 5d
BridgetteM @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you enjoy it! 💕 5d
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Look what I got in the mail last week! I am so excited to read this; it‘s been on my TBR since it was released. #LMPBC #Round5 #GroupY

@grumpygirlbooks @DarcysMom @leslieseidel

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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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This is my #CliFi pick for #Booked2019 and I loved it! I wasn‘t expecting to, honestly. Neal Shusterman is an amazing author. Dry is about a group of teens searching for water after upstream states cut off California‘s access to the Colorado River during a terrible drought. It‘s a slow build to realistic seeming disaster.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review—sounds like a perfect fit for the prompt! 2w
BridgetteM @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! I had trouble picking a book for this prompt since it‘s not a genre I‘m familiar with. I‘m very happy with my choice! 📚 2w
valeriegeary Sounds like you might like The Water Knife too. Similar in theme. I loved it, now I want to read this one! 🤗 2w
BridgetteM @valeriegeary Thank you for the recommendation! I‘ve added The Water Knife to my TBR. 2w
Cinfhen Yay!! Two solid recommendations!! I HATE read my cliFi so I‘m game to try again @valeriegeary @BridgetteM 2w
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I had a great Saturday at the beach with my current book, The Guest Book. Sarah Blake is a new author for me, but I‘m enjoying The Guest Book so much that I‘ve already added her other novels to my TBR.
#TheGuestBook #ReadTheGuestBook #SarahBlake #FlatironBooks #BeachRead @flatironbooks

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We Hunt the Flame | Hafsah Faizal
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I have a problem. I can‘t stop buying books! But honestly, who could say no to these three? These are my May #BOTM picks. I‘m especially excited about We Hunt the Flame.

Branwen I picked that one too as one of my add ons! It looks amazing! 3w
BridgetteM @Branwen I was so excited when I saw it was an add on! 3w
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Cape May: A Novel | Chip Cheek
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Cape May gave me serious Great Gatsby vibes! Effie & Henry are on their honeymoon in 1950‘s Cape May. It‘s the off season, so they are bored and lonely until they fall in with a glamorous, free spirited crowd. Cape May is an exploration of love, adultery, and their consequences.

Warning: sexism.

As you can see from the graphic (credit: Celadon Books), Effie & Henry have a booze soaked honeymoon!

#WelcomeToCapeMay

gradcat Omigod...this is so great! I screengrabbed it so I‘ll have ideas for summer cocktails 🍹 ☀️ ♥️ 👍 3w
BridgetteM @gradcat I thought it was pretty cool too. I saw it on Celadon Books‘ Facebook page. They aren‘t on Litsy, sadly. 3w
gradcat But you posted it... I‘m so glad - I love it 🥰 3w
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Loved getting this in my inbox this morning! Great way to start out the work week.

hes7 Me too! A fun surprise. 3w
BridgetteM @hes7 Agreed! 🥳 3w
TorieStorieS I got this too!!! 🥂 3w
BridgetteM @TorieStorieS ❤️📖❤️ Yay! 3w
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Larose | Louise Erdrich
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I wanted to like this novel. I expected it to be heart-wrenching given the subject matter. It was not heart-wrenching. It was dull.

In LaRose, a hunter accidentally shoots and kills his neighbor‘s son. The hunter & his wife give the grieving family their son, LaRose, to raise.

I don‘t really have anything to say about LaRose other than it was boring. I own one other Louise Erdrich book, which I am now hesitant to read.

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The Missing Years | Lexie Elliott
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Holy cow! I actually won a Goodreads giveaway for the first time ever! I have been entering these giveaways for years and had given up hope. I am so excited! 🎉🥳🎉

rretzler Wow! Real people actually win! I only won once, but I think that was because I was the only one who wanted the book🤣. Congrats! 1mo
KatieDid927 Yay! 1mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉 1mo
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AmyG Yay! 🎉 1mo
JoScho 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Loving this book so far! New mom of twins, Lauren, is having a tough time adjusting to parenthood. Is she just imagining the smelly, scary lady trying to steal her babies, or is it real?

Erofan Sounds interesting! 1mo
BridgetteM @Erofan I‘m really enjoying it so far! 1mo
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Mere Wife The | Maria Dahvana Headley
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I meant to post this a while ago; sorry for the delay! I received my #LMPBC #Round5 #GroupY book. I‘m going to start it soon. Can‘t wait! And thank you, @DarcysMom for the thoughtful card!

@leslieseidel @grumpygirlbooks

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Saving Meghan | D.J. Palmer
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Meghan Gerard is sick. Even though the doctors can‘t figure out what she has, Meghan and her mom, Becky, are sure it‘s something serious. A new team of doctors aren‘t so sure: they think Becky has Münchausen syndrome by proxy. What follows is a sensational struggle for the truth. Once I started I couldn‘t put it down! Thank you, @StMartinsPress for the ARC! #SavingMeghan #ProtectMeghan #BelieveBecky

Geeklet This sounds interesting. I‘ll keep my eye out for it. 1mo
Brewychock48 Wow,this sounds really interesting. Putting it on my tbr list.thanks📖📚💟 1mo
BridgetteM @Brewychock48 Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 1mo
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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Look what I got in the mail today! Thank you so much, @WilliamMorrowBooks! I have been anxiously awaiting the release of The Binding and I was fortunate enough to win a copy. 🥳

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Buried Giant is on its way to you, @DarcysMom! It should arrive on Monday. Sorry for sending it out a bit late. #lmpbc #round5 #groupy

@leslieseidel @grumpygirlbooks

annahenke Really enjoyed that book 2mo
DarcysMom Yay! I am excited to read it! 2mo
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My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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This was an adorable friends-to-lovers romance. I enjoyed it even though it was extremely predictable. It was a quick listen on audio and the witty banter kept my giggling. After all the depressing books I‘ve read recently it was nice to read a more lighthearted book. I will be checking out more Christina Lauren books for sure. #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus

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Welcome to Night Vale | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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WTF am I listening to?! I just can‘t do it anymore. I know this is an #unpopularopinion but 🤷🏻‍♀️. I will just have to choose another book for the #relatedtoapodcast prompt for #booked2019.

Reggie Try reading one of the Moth Podcast books. I read the first one and loved it. People telling important personal stories. Soo good and fits the prompt. 2mo
BridgetteM @Reggie Thank you so much for the recommendation! I will check it out. :) 2mo
Gina I think this is a play on "big brother" gaslighting and out of the box weirdness. It is definitely an acquired taste. I would second the moth podcast. I have been listening to them for over a decade and love it. 2mo
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BridgetteM @Gina I will agree that there is a hefty dose of weirdness. I just couldn‘t get into it. 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan I found the book really odd but I knew that going in - it would have been better for me if I‘d listened to the podcast first. I did it backwards and there were a lot of ohhhhhh moments. 2mo
BridgetteM @jpmcwisemorgan Maybe that is my problem. I‘ll have to check out the podcast and give the book another chance. Thanks for the tip! 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan The podcast is weird too but it puts the book in context. Weird can be good, it allowed me to not overthink things and just go with it. 2mo
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Redemption Point | Candice Fox
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Happy book birthday to Redemption Point! It‘s the second book in Candice Fox‘s Crimson Lake series. I‘m currently reading book one and loving it. Murder mysteries set in Australia? Yes, please!

StellaDz Omg I didn‘t know this was out!! Love Fox!! 2mo
BridgetteM @StellaDz It‘s out today! Candice Fox is new to me but I think I‘ll be reading more of her stuff. She‘s really talented! 2mo
StellaDz @BridgetteM she‘s amazing! I finished reading her Hades/Eden series, and I‘m really enjoying her team up with James Patterson. I haven‘t read this series yet but I‘m super excited to get to it! 2mo
BridgetteM @StellaDz I will have to check out the Hades/Eden series. :) 2mo
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Naked in Death | Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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I went on a business trip and promptly got sick. Thank goodness I had Naked In Death queued up on audio to distract me from how bad I felt. It‘s the first in a romantic suspense series set in 2058 in NYC. Eve Dallas, the MC, is a detective assigned to investigate a series of heinous murders on prostitutes (a legal profession in the US in 2058). I will definitely be continuing the series. #femaledetective #booked19

mcipher I hope you feel better - that sucks to have to work and be away from home and be sick. At least the book was good! 2mo
BridgetteM @mcipher Thank you! I am feeling much better. 😁 2mo
Dragon Glad you‘re feeling better! 💐 I 💚 Roarke 2mo
BridgetteM @Dragon Thanks! I‘m looking forward to more of Roarke in book two! 2mo
Dragon 👍🐉 2mo
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Thanks for the chance to win, @TheSpineView! Hope I have good luck. 🤞🏻

#50kLoveLitsy

TheSpineView Good luck! 2mo
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Just saw that My Sister the Serial Killer is on sale for $3.99 in the Kindle Store. Had to grab it!

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Unearthly | Cynthia Hand
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This looks like fun!

1. Book: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
2. Movie: Angels in the Outfield
3. Song: Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls

@JoScho #manicmonday

JoScho Great song choice 😇💙😇 3mo
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Monstrous Beauty | Elizabeth Fama
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This gets a pick but just barely. It‘s set in Plymouth in 1873 and current day. The main character, Hester, is a teen trying to undo a curse on her family that condemns the women to die in childbirth. She meets & becomes drawn to mysterious Ezra.

There was good historical detail, which I liked. I didn‘t believe the chemistry between Hester & Ezra though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

#fairytaleretelling #Booked2019

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Too bad it wasn‘t better,it sounds promising 3mo
BridgetteM @Cinfhen I think this would have been my jam in high school but I feel too “adult” for it now. 3mo
wordzie Sounds 😎...sorry it wasn't better! 3mo
BridgetteM @wordzie I think it‘s me, not the book. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
wordzie 😂😂 3mo
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Johnstown Flood | David McCullough
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Wow! I am so glad I joined in on the #johnstownread! I had only ever read one other book by David McCullough, The Path Between the Seas, which I found to be kind of tedious. This book was anything but tedious. I was riveted! McCullough‘s description of the flood was so vivid I felt like I was watching a movie. Will definitely read more of him now!

@kspenmoll @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @Librarybelle @IamIamIam

Librarybelle Thank you for joining us, and I‘m so glad you liked it! We picked a good one it looks like, @Lauram ! 3mo
Reviewsbylola I thought it was great too! I can be pretty picky about NF. 3mo
Mdargusch Great review and I loved this book but I‘m a big lover of NF. I found it riveting too. 3mo
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kspenmoll Great review! I enjoyed this book so much too- my brother, a construction engineer wants to read it now. I agree; it was riveting! (edited) 3mo
BridgetteM @Librarybelle Thank you for including me in this buddy read! If you ever decide to have another buddy read of a David McCullough book, I‘d be up for it! 3mo
BridgetteM @Reviewsbylola I don‘t read too much NF because I read to escape reality. This was one of those NF books that I might re-read. 3mo
BridgetteM @Mdargusch Thank you! I don‘t read too much NF, which I‘m determined to change. 3mo
BridgetteM @kspenmoll Hope your brother enjoys it! The info about the dam will probably mean more to him than it did to me... 3mo
BridgetteM @Lauram Sorry I forgot to tag you in the original post. 😳 3mo
Librarybelle I‘ll definitely let you know! 3mo
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Here is my list of possibilities for #lmpbc #roundfive #GroupY

What are your thoughts, @leslieseidel @grumpygirlbooks and @DarcysMom ?

DarcysMom I have read Once Upon A River and The Bookshop on the Corner. The other two look good, though. 3mo
KathyWheeler I‘ve read Homegoing and The Bookshop on the Corner and liked both. 3mo
Andrew65 I‘m currently listening to, and enjoying, Homegoing. 3mo
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UwannaPublishme Jenny Colgan! 🙌🏻 3mo
leslieseidel These all look great but Homegoing and Once Upon a River are my top two. 3mo
BridgetteM @DarcysMom @leslieseidel Depending on what I hear from @grumpygirlbooks I may pick another round of books, since @DarcysMom has read two of these. 3mo
BridgetteM @KathyWheeler I really want to read both of them! Happy to hear a good report on them from a fellow reader! 3mo
BridgetteM @Andrew65 I have wanted to read it for the longest time. I don‘t know why I‘ve put it off for so long. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
BridgetteM @UwannaPublishme I own two of her books but haven‘t read either. I must rectify this soon! 3mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Wow! Thank you so much for all the goodies, @nudibranch! I am so excited to read the books. The coloring book is beautiful and I am going to try the coffee out tomorrow. :) You are too generous!!! I love all of it. 💕💕💕

Thank you for planning and organizing this swap, @Chrissyreadit! It was a lot of fun

#happilyeverafterswap #heas

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
nudibranch Yay!! I'm so glad the package is to your liking! 🤗 3mo
BridgetteM @nudibranch I love it! I am arguing with myself over which book to read first, LOL! 3mo
hermyknee I just finished The Fifth Season and started the second book in the trilogy - it is amazing!!! 3mo
BridgetteM @hermyknee I am so excited I own it! I have heard such great things about it. 😁 3mo
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Four Dead Queens | Astrid Scholte
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Astrid Scholte hit a home run with her debut novel! This YA fantasy is set in Quadara, a kingdom with four quadrants: agrarian Archia, hedonistic Ludia, tech-savvy Eonia, and erudite Toria. Each quadrant is ruled by a separate queen. When someone begins assassinating the queens, Keralie takes matters into her own hands to save them. This book will have you on the edge of your seat & will keep you guessing! It‘s released on 2/26. #fourdeadqueens

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Look what I got in the mail earlier this week! Let‘s see if I can wait until 2/14 to open it. Thanks, @nudibranch

#happilyeverafterswap @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 😍💕💞😍 3mo
nudibranch Yay, it made it!! 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Wow! What a great book with shocking twist at the end. The main character, Theo, is a therapist who changes jobs to treat famous murderer Alicia Berenson. Alicia murdered her husband and then never uttered another word. Supposedly. As Theo became more and more obsessed with Alicia‘s story, I got more engrossed in the novel.

Read this book!

Thank you to Celadon Books for sending me a free copy.

TheBookStacker I really enjoyed the book but felt the twist ended up being sort of obvious though I still quite enjoyed the twist 3mo
BridgetteM @TheBookStacker I had my suspicions about the twist, but I somehow ended up being shocked still. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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Look what I got in the mail yesterday! Isn‘t it pretty?! Excited to read it!

JennyM It is very pretty! Hope it‘s good 4mo
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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I recently won a free audio download of Kingdom of Copper from Harper Audio. (Yay!) I‘ve had City of Brass from Audible for a while, but hadn‘t listened to it. I‘m powering through it now and it is amazing! It‘s everything I love about fantasy. Hoping to finish it today so I can start book two!

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My weekend read. I can‘t put it down! Thank you, @StMartinsPress for sending me this ARC. (It‘s out 2/5).

laurenlovesliterature So good!! 4mo
BridgetteM @laurenlovesliterature I am loving it so far! 4mo
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The Marriage Plot: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Thank you, @OrangeMooseReads for sending me The Marriage Plot! I have been wanting to read this for years. You are so generous! :)

OrangeMooseReads YAY! Hope you like it. 4mo
scowler1 Amazing author. 4mo
BridgetteM @OrangeMooseReads Thanks! Can‘t wait to read it. @scowler1 This will be my first Eugenides. :) 4mo
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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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Queen of the Night was my third #newyearwhodis book. Thank you to @amb for putting this on your list! The MC is an orphan from America who makes her way to Paris in the mid to late 1800‘s. The novel covers her remarkable life from circus performer, to courtesan, to royal maid, to opera singer. There‘s love, betrayal, and political intrigue, too. It was a little too long, but that was my only complaint.

Reviewsbylola I really wanted to love this one but I found it pretty slow. 4mo
BridgetteM @Reviewsbylola It did get slow at times. I listened to the audiobook, so that helped me power through those parts with minimal issues. 4mo
amb I also did the audio on this one, it‘s why I didn‘t notice the length. 4mo
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BridgetteM @amb I‘m really glad I did the audio version because of all the French words. The narrator did a great job with them! 4mo
amb @BridgetteM I‘ve read a couple more books from your list but haven‘t done the reviews yet, so behind! 4mo
BridgetteM @amb Totally understandable! 4mo
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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So, I thought I‘d have a lot to choose from in my TBR for the #pop19 prompt for books with at least a million ratings on Goodreads. When I checked, though, The Golden Compass was the only one. I guess I know what I‘m reading for this prompt!

readinginthedark Oh, interesting! I would think there'd be more options, too! 4mo
BridgetteM @readinginthedark I know, right? I‘ve read all the other books with a million ratings on Goodreads. At least the ones that I‘ve found. 4mo
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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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1. A poke bowl from a restaurant owned by a friend. YUM!
2. Tagged. Rosewater by Tade Thompson
3. 13, I think.
4. Not really.
5. No international travel planned this year.

#humpdaypost @MinDea

rachelk That poke bowl looks delicious! 4mo
BridgetteM @rachelk Thank you! It was almost too pretty to eat. 4mo
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Yay! I won an ARC of The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe from Bookish First! I read Ally Condie‘s Matched series and loved it, so I am really looking forward to this one.

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Thank you so much, @Maria514626 for all the goodies you packed in my #Christmasbookswap package! I can‘t wait to read The Bookshop on the Corner! And the bookmarks and socks are adorable! I see a night filled with tea, chocolate, and a good book in my future! (Also, sorry it took me approximately 85 million years to post this picture.)

Crazeedi Bookshop was a good read! 4mo
BridgetteM @Crazeedi It looks so good. I can‘t wait! 🤗 4mo
Maria514626 Glad you enjoyed everything! 😊 4mo
BridgetteM @Maria514626 I love everything! 😊 4mo
Maria514626 Yay! 🎉 4mo
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I‘m a good way through my second #newyearwhodis book, and it‘s really good! I thought it would be another murder mystery, but there was an unexpected twist. Wow! It‘s a lot more than just a murder mystery. Thanks, @amb for the recommendation!

Kaye I‘ve got this on audio. Sounds good ! 4mo
amb This was my favorite read of 2018, so glad you liked it! 4mo
ssravp Love this! One of my favorite reads from 2018. 4mo
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BridgetteM @kaye The audio is great so far! I like the narrator! @amb I‘m only about halfway through but it‘s so good! 4mo
BridgetteM @ssravp It‘s shaping up to be one of my favorites, too! 4mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been seeing this around a lot the past few days. I definitely want to read it! 4mo
BridgetteM @Reviewsbylola It has been popping up a lot lately. I‘m really enjoying it; hope you do, too if you read it! 4mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I loved this book! In true Fredrik Backman style, I laughed, I cried, and I wondered how it was possible for one person to write so many believable characters. This was my third Backman book, and it won‘t be my last. Thank you so much to @amb for this #newyearwhodis selection!

CoffeeNBooks I love Ove so much, both the character and the book! 4mo
amb Yay! I‘m so glad you liked it, I loved Ove! 4mo
BridgetteM @CoffeeNBooks & @amb I love Ove, too! Under all that gruffness is a kind, caring person who has been through more than his share of suffering. 4mo
RebL Ove is me—only more likable. 😏 4mo
BridgetteM @RebL I low-key think I‘m Ove, too. LOL 4mo
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Thank you @Redwritinghood for your #boynegiveaway! I‘ve never read anything by Boyne and I really need to fix that!

Redwritinghood Thanks for entering! 4mo
LouiseWalters I‘ve only read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. It is beautifully written - I really must read more of him. 4mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Started my first #newyearwhodis book today. Thanks to @amb for putting this one on the list!

amb Can‘t wait to hear what you think! 5mo
BridgetteM @amb I love it already! 5mo
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The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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My year in books. The most popular book I read was also the longest at 1,000 pages. I‘m not surprised, however, because it‘s really good. I surpassed my reading goal by 2 books. Not pictured is highest rated book I read, Just Mercy. Again I‘m not surprised. Overall, not too shabby!

Crazeedi Fantastic job! Happy new year! 5mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Congratulations, @SamanthaMarie on your accomplishment and thank you for your #samanthamariegets3333 giveaway! My favorite number is 2,142,017 because my son was born on 2/14/2017.

SamanthaMarie Awe I love that. Such a great reason :) thank you so much for entering!! 🙌🏻💃🏼🎉 5mo
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Here are my favorite 18 books I read in 2018. A few of these ended up on my all time favorites list! #18in18 #18in2018

Jee_HookedOnBookz A few of my favs are in there too and my TBR 😁congratulations to a great year! 👍🏼🎉 5mo
thebluestocking What a great year of reading! 🎉📚 I read and loved many of these this year too. Beartown and Just Mercy are probably all time favorites. 5mo
Crazeedi I love your list! Many of them I read and enjoyed also! Whoohoo! 5mo
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JennyM Great list! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love your choices! 5mo
BridgetteM @Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi @JennyM @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you! @thebluestocking I totally agree! Both of them are on my all time favorites list as well. 5mo
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It was a tough choice, but I made my #BOTM selection for January. I managed to limit myself to one for once!

hissingpotatoes So excited for this one! 5mo
Reviewsbylola The struggle is real. I think this cover is so pretty. 5mo
irre I picked this one as well. 5mo
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TheLibrarian You have more will power than me! 5mo
BridgetteM @hissingpotatoes & @reviewsbylola Me too! @irre 🤗 @TheLibrarian My BOTM backlog is out of control! 5mo
allthingskayla I added this an extra. I counted how behind I am on BOTM books and I‘m at 11. Now 14 with this coming box. 5mo
BridgetteM @allthingskayla I think I‘m at 13 now. I feel your pain! I just can‘t bring myself to skip, though. 5mo
allthingskayla @BridgetteM I can‘t either, but my backlog isn‘t as bad as how many unread books I have. I just keep buying and selecting books more than I can keep up with reading. 5mo
Jen_Reads I‘m debating on this one. It sounds pretty good. 5mo
BridgetteM @Jen_Reads I think it sounds pretty good, too. Hopefully it lives up to my expectations! 5mo
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I‘m about 100 pages into Bridge of Clay, and it‘s starting to make a little bit of sense. For the first 60 pages or so, I had no idea what I was reading. The NY Times says it‘s the kind of book that can be life-changing. I‘m still waiting for that bit. #MonthofZusak #AuthorAMonth @MinDea

MelissaSue81 I‘m listening to the audio now.. I have NO idea what‘s going on. 5mo
BridgetteM @MelissaSue81 Glad I‘m not the only one confused! 5mo
MinDea I haven't started it yet but I think all lot of people feel the same way 🤨 5mo
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Joanne1 It was my book of 2018 and definitely life-changing for me. 5mo
BridgetteM @Joanne1 That‘s encouraging! The farther I get the better the book gets. :) 5mo
jelsie I'm just starting out with this one too. 5mo
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Finally decided to take the plunge into The Wheel of Time series! I‘ve wanted to read it for years but the size of the books and the length of the series is daunting. Wish me luck!

Naj Good luck! I'm planning to read this series next year. Hoping your experience pushes me on as well. 5mo
nibech A guest that stayed at the hotel that I work for told me about this series. Do you like it so far?? 5mo
BridgetteM @Naj Thanks! I‘ll let you know my thoughts on Book 1. :) @nibech So far it‘s pretty good. I‘m only on chapter 4 of book 1, so it‘s just getting started! 5mo
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Zee3 I got as far as book 6. I do love the series. #lifegoal is to finish it! 5mo
BridgetteM @Zee3 You can do it! I‘m going to play it by ear and see how it goes. So far so good with book 1. 5mo
Zee3 @BridgetteM so many books, so little time tho? 😂 I'll get there eventually. I liked the first book, I loved the into book? 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good luck! I just started collecting the books. May take the plunge myself soon. 5mo
BridgetteM @zee3 I know how that goes! My TBR is out of control. @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks! Good luck to you, as well! 5mo
jfalkens I read them this year and loved them! I've thought about re-reading them a few times already 😂 5mo
BridgetteM @jfalkens That‘s quite an accomplishment! 5mo
jfalkens @BridgetteM it took most of the year, I had a few funks and periods of little to no reading(nothing to do with the series) so it took longer and my book total for this year is lower but I loved the series. It's definitely one of my favorite series. I'm so glad I committed to it finally and finished them 😊 I hope you enjoy them too 🤗 5mo
BridgetteM @jfalkens Thanks! I‘m hoping I enjoy them too. It‘s been a goal of mine for a while now to read this series. 5mo
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I completed my Goodreads challenge today! 🎉🎉🎉

Geeklet Congrats!! 🎉 5mo
Samplergal Congrats! 5mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 5mo
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candority Congratulations 🎉 5mo
TallyBooks Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
JoScho Yay! My goal was 50 and I am at 97. Really hoping to hit 100! 5mo
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 5mo
CaitZ Congrats!🎉 5mo
AmyG Yay🎉 5mo
Slajaunie Still working on mine. 😋. Congrats!! 5mo
irre 👏👏🎉🎉 5mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Lovesbooks87 Yay congrats!! 🎉📚🎉📚 5mo
Reggie Yay congrats!!! 5mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 5mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 5mo
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Got my #LMPBC #RoundThree book back. It‘s such fun looking through everyone‘s comments. Thanks, @Amanda61 @VanChocStrawberry & @leslieseidel

BennettBookworm Obsessed with this book! 5mo
leslieseidel Thanks again for this selection!! ❤️ 5mo
BridgetteM @BennettBookworm ❤️ it was definitely thought provoking. It‘s going to stick with me for a while. 5mo
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BridgetteM @leslieseidel 😄 I enjoyed all the selections from our group! 5mo
Megara I want to read Circe sooooo badly! 5mo
VanChocStrawberry I am sending @leslieseidel her book after the holidays. With the shipping snafu and a new job, I‘m struggling to find time to read. Winter break should give me that time! 5mo
BridgetteM @Megara It‘s pretty good! ❤️ 5mo
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My best read of 2018 is Just Mercy. Without a doubt one of the most powerful books I have ever read. It broke my heart and made me determined to be kinder to others. @LazyDays

LazyDays 💗 5mo
KathyWheeler He spoke at my university last month and was just amazing. 5mo
BridgetteM @KathyWheeler I would love to hear him speak one day! 5mo
KathyWheeler @BridgetteM I hope you get a chance to; he‘s inspiring. Just Mercy is my university‘s Common Read/Common World book this year, and he came as part of the programming for that. 5mo
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