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CarlieReads

Joined August 2018

avid reader 📚 | dog mom 🐾 | herbivore 🌱
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Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young
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Unravel the Dusk | Elizabeth Lim
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Don‘t y‘all hate starting a brand new series and forgetting what‘s going on before the next book comes out? 🙃

I know I liked #SpinTheDawn because I rated it 4 stars on goodreads, but now that my library hold of #UnravelTheDusk has arrived on my kindle I‘m a little lost 😂

I‘m really enjoying it so far, I guess I‘ve just read too many books in between! Perhaps it‘s time to go google some spoilers of the first book 💕

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Fable (Fable #1) | Adrienne Young
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Spending this snowy day in my newly-completed #homelibrary ❄️💕

I‘m really loving Fable so far, even though I haven‘t been in much of a reading mood lately. I have a #Goodreads challenge starting tomorrow, so today‘s goal is getting back into the habit of reading when I‘m bored rather than just turning on the tv.

CarlieReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you!!! I‘m quite proud of how it turned out 😊 2y
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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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A sweet, uplifting story. I expected a light, fluffy holiday romance. While this book does check that box, it also touches on deeper subjects. I loved the rich cast of main & supporting chararcters.

#BookoftheMonth #NewYear #Romance #EnemiestoLovers

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#BookHaul with some of my #BookOfTheMonth selections and other recent acquisitions.

I‘ve already read a couple books in this stack (hey #AtomicLove and #MexicanGothic) but the one I am most looking forward to reading next is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. I‘ve already heard amazing things about this book & I cannot wait to get into it.

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Spending this chilly fall day reading on the porch 🍂

I‘ve really been looking forward to starting Mexican Gothic & I can already tell it‘s a perfect atmospheric autumn read.

#mexicangothic #gothicnovels #currentlyreading #octoberreads #autumnreads

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The Secret Messenger | Mandy Robotham
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This is a dual timeline story - in 1940s Venice Stella works with the Italian Resistance to undermine the Nazis and their fascist allies, and in the 2010s Louisa searches for info about her grandmother‘s past after finding an old photograph. The story focuses much more on Stella, which was fine with me since I was much more interested in her story. I enjoyed learning about the war in Venice and the efforts of the Resistance. Recommended!

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The Secret Messenger | Mandy Robotham
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Nothing like a good book and an (almost) empty beach 🌊✨

Ellohcin Tranquil 🙂 2y
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So, I casually started this book around 11pm tonight, and here I am at almost 2am having just closed it. Suffice to say this book is incredible. Evelyn‘s story is captivating, more than a little complex, and the ending had a twist that I didn‘t even remotely see coming. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the best books I‘ve read in a while. Highly recommended!

(Also pictured: puppy who is very annoyed I kept her up so late)

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Today Tonight Tomorrow | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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A perfect day for sitting out on the patio with a cup of tea and a new book ✨📖☕️

#septemberreads #yalit

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A moving story of family & friendship. Violet & Sam are both lost in their own ways - after Sam‘s suicide attempt, he goes into treatment and Violet is sent to Maine to spend the summer with their uncle. I really liked that while their family had its issues it was clear they all loved each other. Plus the relationships between Violet the friends she makes in Maine were super cute. LGBTQ representation and a hopeful ending. Recommended!

CarlieReads Plus that cover 👀 I can‘t get over how beautiful it is! 2y
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My kindle doesn‘t really do it justice but this cover is a stunner.

I‘m about 40% into this book and loving it so far. The characters are intriguing and I‘m excited to see where the story goes. ✨

#septemberreads #yalit #contemporaryfiction

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Atomic Love | Jennie Fields
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I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed, and the plot was captivating. A great mix of thriller, romance, and historical fiction. Highly recommended!

#botm #bookofthemonth #coldwar #historicalfiction #romance #atomiclove #augustbotm

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Atomic Love | Jennie Fields
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I actually can‘t remember the last time I read a physical book! It‘s just too easy to keep picking out new ones on my kindle.

Today feels like the first day of Fall here. Perfect weather for sitting outside with a brand new book! Here‘s hoping my August botm pick lives up to the hype 🍂🍁📚

#botm #bookofthemonth #historicalfiction #autumnreads #septemberreads

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The Damned | Rene Ahdieh
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It took me a while to read this one, but I did enjoy it by the end. I thought this was a duology, so it was a bit disappointing that this book didn‘t wrap up the story like I thought it would. However, I still love the world Ahdieh has built in this series, and I‘m looking forward to seeing how it continues.

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Everyone should read this book, it really opens your eyes to the experiences of disabled persons. From bringing awareness to the microagressions they face, to the supportive culture within the disabled community, to the problem with searching for “cures,” and so much more, this brought a lot of important information to my attention. There‘s a lot to say about this book. A really great one for book club discussions!

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Reading this month‘s book club pick, Disability Visibility, this morning. A moving, poignant book on a very important topic - I‘m really glad my book club chose this & I‘m learning a lot!

#sundayreads #bookclub #bookclubreads #weekendreads

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Atomic Love | Jennie Fields
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My very first Book of the Month is here! I‘m so excited to dive into this book. (Side note: I was legit shocked to learn from the little card that came with this book that BOTM has been a thing since 1926!)

#botm #historicalfiction #atomiclove #bookofthemonth

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I don‘t read much nonfiction, but this book has convinced me that maybe I should read more. #Hamilton inspired me to learn more about America‘s favorite fighting Frenchman, and it was really cool to be able to connect real-life events from this book with what was portrayed in the show. (A favorite example: “Are these the men with which I am to defend America?” was a real Washington quote, not just a song lyric!) Overall, highly recommended.

Reecaspieces ❤️❤️ 2y
britt_brooke Pretty photo! 2y
CarlieReads @britt_brooke thank you! 😊 2y
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Reading on the patio listening to #folklore is my vibe for the rest of the summer 🎶📚

Anyone else obsessed with the new TS album? Honestly I think it may be her best ever, and I am firmly convinced she can‘t write a bad song.

I‘m 50% through Children of Blood and Bone and I‘m still really enjoying it. The world-building is fascinating and I like that it explores several characters‘ POV.

KarouBlue Yaaasss to the new TSwift. So good! 3y
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Saturday afternoon in the library with my girl 🐾🥰

I‘m really enjoying Children of Blood and Bone so far. I‘ve heard how good it is many times, but I only picked it up this weekend for a book club. Glad they chose this one and excited to see where the story goes! #homelibrary #currentlyreading #weekendreads

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#Hamilton obsession level: reading up on America‘s Favorite Fighting Frenchmaaan - #LAFAYETTE. 😂 I‘ve been waiting on this hold from my library for a while and I‘m super excited to learn more about the life of Hamilton‘s best character.

#sundayreads #weekendreads #libraryreads #americanhistory #history #nonfiction

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Sunday vibes: a new book and #Hamilton on Disney+

Anyone else newly obsessed with this show?! I never got the hype until I watched it and now I have it on repeat 😂

#currentlyreading #sundayreads #trulymadlyroyally #libraryfinds #newbook #hamilfilm

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Made some good progress on my #HomeLibrary this weekend, including starting this #nostalgia shelf! This is the spot where I‘ll keep my favorite childhood series books & other old favorites. #TheBookThief #NancyDrew #HarryPotter #TheClique #TheCheetahGirls #Eragon

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Swordheart | T Kingfisher
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I loved this book so much more than I expected. It was SO funny - I was literally laughing out loud throughout (and I definitely scared my dog a couple times). It reminds me of another recent favorite - The Blacksmith Queen. Apparently books that are fairly violent, adorably romantic, absurd, and unexpectedly hilarious are exactly my cup of tea. I can‘t wait to read more from this author!

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The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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Creating my very own library sounded like such a fun project... until I realized how many books I need to unpack 😅 #bookhaul #library #homelibrary #happyplace

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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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I love a good “historical notes” section at the end of a book, and these feel especially timely. Recognizing & learning about the injustices Black soldiers faced both during the war & when they returned home is important to say the least, and I‘m grateful that Lovely War includes this lesson. #historicalnotes #historicalfiction #greatwar #blm #basedonatruestory

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Lady Smoke | Laura Sebastian
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There‘s not enough caffeine in the world today. This book kept me from fully freaking out during a crazy 1am thunderstorm last night, but sadly that doesn‘t bring back the lost hours of sleep 😴💤☕️

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Walked into work this morning and found a stack of books on my desk 😍

I can‘t wait to read these! #BooksForDays #BookHaul

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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A book about a magical library and alternate worlds?? Yes please. #currentlyreading

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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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Have any of y‘all read Howl‘s Moving Castle? I picked it up entirely because I saw a lot of reviews of Sorcery of Thorns that compared the two. So far it‘s cute! 📖🦊🍻

Centique I read this as a kid and remembered loving it. Must do a reread! 3y
CarlieReads @Centique I just finished it! It definitely had a younger vibe than I expected but it was very cute 😊 3y
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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Still thinking about Sorcery of Thorns, but I‘m also very excited to start Sky in the Deep. The blurb tells me this book is “part Wonder Woman, part Vikings” and I can‘t think of anything more badass than that.

KarouBlue Loooved this one so much! ♥️ 3y
CarlieReads @MellieAntoinette oooh yay good to hear! I‘m just getting into it but so far so good! 3y
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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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THIS BOOK. I don‘t have the words to describe how much I loved Sorcery of Thorns. I stayed up way too late to finish it (hello #baddecisionsbookclub) and all I want to do is start it again from the beginning. I‘ve been impatiently awaiting this book from the moment I finished An Enchantment of Ravens, and it surpassed all my expectations. Now I‘m suffering from a hell of a book hangover, and I wouldn‘t have it any other way.

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An Enchantment of Ravens | Margaret Rogerson
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So, I flat out LOVED this book. I made the mistake of starting it before bed on Sunday and I was up until 3am reading. An Enchantment of Ravens grabbed me from the very first page. Isobel‘s independence and firm sense of self were refreshing, and Rook‘s “declarations” were adorable. I loved everything about this book and I HIGHLY recommend it for fantasy and faerie story fans.

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Mortal Heart | Robin LaFevers
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I loved the My Fair Assassin series - it‘s hard to choose a favorite out of the three books! Annith‘s story was the most unique of the three, and I loved her determination to go against the convent to seek her own destiny. All in all this was a great conclusion to the series, and I‘m looking forward to revisiting this world in Courting Darkness.

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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I love having an excuse to stay snuggled up in bed with my kindle all day ❄️🌨☃️

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A fantastic book that kept me reading well into the night. One Day in December is a perfect winter read. The story spans almost a decade, but it‘s surprisingly easy to breeze through for such a wide-ranging book. It‘s not quite a light read - there are many intensely emotional moments, both happy and sad - but it‘s moving and poignant and overall uplifting. Highly recommended.

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I‘ve been seeing this everywhereeee lately and I‘m excited to start reading it! Looking forward to seeing if it lives up to all the hype #reesesbookclub #hellosunshine #decemberreads

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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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I really do enjoy the Veronica Speedwell mysteries. This is the fourth book in the series (and the third one I‘ve read) and they keep getting better. I love Veronica‘s wit and quirkiness, and she and Stoker as a team are just fantastic. The mystery at the center of A Dangerous Collaboration - Malcolm Romilly‘s missing bride - kept me guessing until the reveal. All in all another fantastic installment!

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Fantastic conclusion to the Jackaby series. I‘ve loved each book, and The Dire King was no exception. William Ritter created a truly fascinating world in this paranormal take on Sherlock, and I highly recommend the series as a whole.

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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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I can‘t believe I actually won a #goodreads giveaway, and for a book I am SO EXCITED to read 😆💕 I loved The City of Brass and I can‘t wait to see where Nahri‘s story goes.

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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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When you‘re the first one to arrive at happy hour... may as well get in a chapter or two 🍷📖

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Spending my day selling books at the Civil War Symposium on the USS New Jersey 📚#militaryhistory #civilwar #bookseller

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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I love Markus Zusak‘s writing. Bridge of Clay is such a beautifully complex story. It‘s one of those books that I suspect will take a few rereads before I really “get” every nuance, but even if you don‘t quite understand it all at first, it will make you *feel*. That‘s something that‘s remained consistent for me in Zusak‘s writing - he has such a talent at evoking emotion through his words, and Bridge of Clay is no exception. Highly recommended.

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Lazy Saturday reading in bed with my little munchkin 😍🐾

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve been *this* excited about a book. I‘ve been waiting SO, SO LONG for Markus Zusak to come out with a new book and I‘m so happy Bridge of Clay is here 💕 I don‘t know if I could possibly love this as much as The Book Thief but I can‘t wait to find out. #BridgeofClay #TheBookThief #MarkusZusak #LunchtimeReads

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Mirror Gate | Jeff Wheeler
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I love Jeff Wheeler‘s books. They continually live up to my very high expectations. I‘ve read (I think) all of his fantasy series (Muirwood, Kingfountain) and I just adore the worlds he creates and how they are all interconnected in some way. Mirror Gate is the latest installment in his new Harbinger series, and I can‘t recommend it highly enough!

BookwormBoo I just finished this a few hours ago. I‘m new to him but loving the books so far... but did you think this ended abruptly? I was so upset when I went to download the next one and saw it gets released next month! 4y
CarlieReads @BookwormBoo I know, I felt the same way! Luckily he has several completed series you can read in the meantime :) (I highly recommend the Muirwood books if you‘re liking this series so far!) 4y
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The Silent Shield | Jeff Wheeler
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Hollow Crown | Jeff Wheeler
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This is such a great epic fantasy series. Books 4-6 of the Kingfountain series follow the children of the protagonists in books 1-3. Usually I wouldn‘t been too keen on skipping so far forward in time, but here it works and I‘m loving getting to know the new characters set in the same world. It‘s also really fun to pick out all of the elements from the King Arthur legend entwined into this tale. All in all it‘s another wonderful installment.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 4y
CarlieReads @CoffeeNBooks thank you so much! 😊 4y
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Storm Glass | Jeff Wheeler
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This book was simply phenomenal. Jeff Wheeler is a master world builder. I loved how he combined the elements of Dickensian England with the magic of his previous series. The characters were all engaging and the multiple POVs were all equally interesting. And that twist at the end 😍 no spoilers but it made me so happy I could cry. I can‘t wait to continue this fantastic series!

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Storm Glass | Jeff Wheeler
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Rainy days are made for staying in bed with a good book 🌧😴📖
** I‘m really enjoying Storm Glass thus far. Jeff Wheeler‘s Muirwood books are some of my all-time favorite fantasy novels, and I‘m starting to love the Harbinger world just as much ** #RainyDayReads #Fantasy #HarbingerSeries