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This is my June #TitlesAndTunes which is truly a #GuiltyPleasure because it‘s TOTALLY inane!! I love Andy but this is ridiculously pointless 🤪

Spinning | Lou Aronica
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Woohoo! I‘m SUPER EXCITED for my #BookSpin #DoubleSpin for June @TheAromaofBooks 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Enjoy!!! 6h
Cinfhen How is it June @TheAromaofBooks ??? Did you get a new phone?? 5h
TheAromaofBooks I'm NOT ready for June!! I'm pretending it's still April 😂 I DID get a new phone and it's very exciting and also very annoying as new phones tend to be haha However, apparently Litsy is not currently available in the Google Play store?? So I can only access it from my computer, which is how I mostly do Litsy anyway, but it's still kind of weird. How are you??? I haven't been on here much lately!! 5h
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Cinfhen I know!! Getting a new phone is sometimes sooooo stressful , especially when all your apps or photos don‘t sync & download @TheAromaofBooks and im sooooo worried one day Litsy is going to just crash & burn 💥 😩😩😩 3h
TrishB I think that day is coming too 😞 we‘ll have a large WhatsApp group…. 2h
Cinfhen It won‘t be the same @TrishB 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲 2h
TrishB Definitely not 😢 36m
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The Celebrants | Steven Rowley
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What I admire most about Steven Rowley is his ability to write books that are both absurd and reflective. The prose are always styled, honest, thoughtful, humorous and fully human. This latest book once again mixes hope and melancholy, leaving the reader laughing and simultaneously sobbing. Loved listening to the audio read by the author.

Megabooks I don‘t know if I can wait for my library copy! 20h
julesG @Megabooks Same! 12h
Cinfhen Im not sure I loved this one as much as The Guncle but it was fun …full of humor and heart ♥️ @Megabooks @julesG (edited) 7h
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The Celebrants | Steven Rowley
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Good Morning friends!! Look at my beautiful view 🤩I love waking up near water 💙This new book from Steven Rowley is so fitting as im currently spending the week with “old” friends celebrating the wedding of one of their children. Nothing is better than getting together with friends who have known you through all of your stages #TheGoodTheBadTheUglyTheBeautiful

AmyG Enjoy! 1d
BarbaraBB That sounds perfect, all of it! 1d
marleed That view, that book, a gathering of friends! Perfection! 23h
Cinfhen Exactly, it‘s amazing @marleed @BarbaraBB @AmyG 22h
TrishB Have fun 😁 13h
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Guilty Pleasures | Cathy Yardley
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The moment you‘ve all been waiting for …. Our June #TitlesAndTunes #GuiltyPleasure(s) playlist🥳🥳🥳Please feel free to join this month‘s challenge and add a book and song that fits the prompt 🎶🍒📚Don‘t forget to tag @BarbaraBB & me!! Link for Spotify playlist below ⬇️

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Librarybelle Yay! I recognized a number of good “ear worms” on the list! 😂 1d
peaknit Oh, I have to get mine posted, I was looking forward to a guilty pleasure read! 1d
TrishB These playlists are fun! 1d
Cinfhen Yay @peaknit SO TRUE @Librarybelle @TrishB they are whacky and wonderful just like our awesome crew of readers😁 1d
batsy Love it! Whacky and wonderful sums it up 😁 1d
CBee @Cinfhen I had trouble with this one for some reason 🤷‍♀️ I‘ll try again next month! Loving the playlist though!! 1d
Cinfhen You can always just add a tune @CBee we love our playlists!!! And it‘s totally fine if you pop in & out - all our welcome whenever they feel like jumping in!! 1d
paper.reveries Oooohhhhhh this looks fun!!! 1d
Cinfhen @batsy maybe that should be a prompt for next year #WhackyAndWonderful 😁🎶📚 1d
Cinfhen Join in @paper.reveries we love seeing new faces!!! Right @BarbaraBB !!!!?? 1d
Cinfhen I think I forgot to add you Jessie @erzascarletbookgasm Im so sorry 😞 forgive me, please!!! And I‘ve now updated the master list 😉 (edited) 1d
Deblovestoread Another fun playlist! And #WhackyandWonderful sounds like a fun prompt. Loving #Titles&Tunes @BarbaraBB 1d
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Cindy! Sure I‘ll join #GuiltyPleasures 😃 1d
BarbaraBB That list is awesome!!! 1d
CBee @Cinfhen that‘s true! I‘ll have a think 🤔 1d
DebinHawaii I just posted. Love the playlist! 💜💜💜 1d
youneverarrived I love this playlist!! 😁 1d
paper.reveries @Cinfhen Do I pick my own song and book combination? Or do I pick a book linked to a song that's already on the playlist? 1d
Cinfhen @paper.reveries you choose your own book and song combo! We add the song to the playlist you attempt to read your selected book during the month of June. You can always just add a song & skip a book if you aren‘t feeling the prompt! Honestly, anything goes 😉 24h
paper.reveries @Cinfhen Perfect!! Definitely gonna think about this one and join up 23h
Cinfhen @paper.reveries great!! Looking forward 🙌🏻🎶 23h
Read4life I‘m on another road trip so I‘m ready to listen to our new playlist 🤓 22h
Cinfhen That‘s right @Read4life the timing is perfect 🤩 22h
Cinfhen Sorry @Books_et_al here‘s the start of the new June playlist link above ⬆️ 22h
paper.reveries @Cinfhen Am I supposed to be adding to the playlist? Or just posting and tagging you guys and you'll add to the Spotify officially? 16h
Cinfhen When you post & tag us we‘ll add it @paper.reveries 😁 can‘t wait 15h
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I can see why this book leaves people divisive - it‘s an uncomfortable premise. A middle age woman (43) lusting after a young boy (17). The same boy that her 15 year old niece is involved with. I was hooked and enjoyed every cringy moment. The writing was strong although the ending was a bit disappointing. Loved the audio narration by Hillary Huber.

Cinfhen I think this might work for you @KarenUK @BarbaraBB 3d
KarenUK Sounds a bit like a book I read years ago, that was definitely uncomfortable but well written… 3d
BarbaraBB Thanks, I think so too! #stacked 3d
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Cinfhen I‘ll have to check that one out @KarenUK 💛 3d
Megabooks I‘m stacking! 2d
Cinfhen I think you‘d like it too @Megabooks but it‘s a #BorrowNotBuy situation 😉 2d
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The Celebrants | Steven Rowley
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Woohoo 🥳 I TOTALLY forgot I pre-ordered this audiobook…yay…..airplane listen ✈️🎧 ✔️

marleed I pre-ordered the physical book because Steven Rawley! 3d
Cinfhen It‘s already giving me #AllTheFeels @marleed 3d
Megabooks I don‘t know how I‘m going to wait on the library!! I hope you had a good trip! (edited) 2d
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Cinfhen It‘s a very Steve Rowley book @Megabooks @marleed laughing one second crying the next - I love his sarcastic tone 2d
marleed @Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m now in possession of my book. Knowing he‘s not an author to publish yearly, is it weird that I just want to stare at my copy and anticipate it for a bit!? 2d
Megabooks @marleed not at all!! 2d
Cinfhen Totally understand @marleed 🥰 1d
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BRAVO and Andy Cohen are TRULY my greatest #GuiltyPleasure #SorryNotSorry I LOVE everything RH and while I‘m not into the whole Scandoval affair my daughter is OBSESSED!!! So for my second #TitlesAndTunes choice I have to go with the great Kim Zolciak. Join us for June and share a book & song that are your secret or not so secret #GuiltyPleasure. Tag @BarbaraBB and myself so we can add your song to the monthly Spotify playlist 🥳

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Centique So now I‘m googling “who is Andy cohen, what is vanderpump rules” 😂😂 No idea what any of these things are!! Truly I am on the other side of the world on this… 🤣 looking forward to posting my one. 3d
batsy @Centique Same! 😆 3d
Cinfhen So funny @batsy @Centique I “assume” the ENTIRE UNIVERSE knows about Andy Cohen and Vanderpump Rules 😂😂😂😂 trust me, it‘s better to just stay away. The rabbit hole goes DEEP 3d
squirrelbrain Took me a minute to work out RH, but I have watched some of them. I know Lisa but haven‘t watched Vanderpump Rules. I don‘t know Andy Cohen either, or is he the one who hosts the reunion shows? 3d
Cinfhen Yesssss, Andy hosts the reunions and Watch What Happens Live, a nightly live talk show about everything that‘s going on with the reality shows on the Bravo network @squirrelbrain he‘s also BFF with Anderson Cooper 👯‍♂️ 3d
BarbaraBB I don't know the book nor the song but I am confident they are the best! 3d
Cinfhen They are BOTH high on the 🧀 scale @barbarbb 3d
CarolynM I once had cocktails with one of the Real Housewives of Auckland - how‘s that for a claim to fame🤣🤣🤣 @Centique 3d
Cinfhen Oh WOW! You‘re a celebrity @CarolynM 😁😘 3d
swishandflick Scandoval has consumed my reality TV heart ever since it broke, haha 3d
Cinfhen Hahaha @swishandflick my daughter literally talks about it all day! Like she actually knows these people and she‘s truly outraged 😂😂 3d
TheBookHippie I love Andy- especially him and Anderson together!!! I don‘t watch RH -but I know it‘s a thing. He did good by making the franchise back in the day it‘s still going strong! 3d
TrishB I‘m so glad someone else already said they didn‘t have a clue! 3d
Meshell1313 Yass!!! Bravo is life!!! 🙌🙌🙌 3d
Centique @CarolynM ha ha! I don‘t know who they are either! But it‘s a good claim to fame. 👍 I met Lorde‘s mum a couple times before her daughter Ella became Lorde, we both helped out this Women‘s Refuge fundraising thing. 3d
Blaire Super fun choices! My tiny andy Cohen connection is that he apparently adopted a rescue pet from the local shelter here…I‘m not an RH watcher but lots of my friends are devotees. 2d
Cinfhen I love everyone‘s six degrees from famous connections @Blaire @Centique FINALLY someone knows what I‘m talking about @Meshell1313 @TheBookHippie !!!!! Sorry @TrishB @Rissreads #WhenYouKnowYouKnow xxxx 2d
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I can‘t wait any longer…I‘m sharing my #TitlesAndTunes June picks…that‘s right, I‘m posting two because there are no rules especially when it comes to #GuiltyPleasure(s)
My first choice, the newest book in the Finlay Donovan series. She‘s an over exhausted novelist, divorced single mom, who just so happens to solve crimes with her sidekick/ nanny. These books are light, fun and full of charming characters and banter. Had to play off JUMP 😉

BarbaraBB O yes, House of Pain. Great accomplice to the book! 3d
Cinfhen I had at least 5 songs I could have used for Jump @BarbaraBB im still debating Jump by Kris‘s Kross 😆 3d
BarbaraBB Jump! jump! jump! (I‘m singing House of Pain, so good!) 3d
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squirrelbrain Ha! I love the Kriss Kross one! I‘d have gone for Van Halen‘s Jump….. I may still do so, as hair rock is my guilty pleasure! 🎸 3d
Cinfhen Big hair bands are the PERFECT 👂🏼🪱 @squirrelbrain 3d
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB Jump Around is my family‘s hype song 🎵 whenever a big game is on the tv we play House of Pain to get everyone pumped 😆❣️ 3d
BarbaraBB That is so cool! 3d
Centique I made a playlist of “amp up the mood” songs for my hub‘s office - Jump Around was the most popular. SUCH a good song to get you up and going! 3d
Cinfhen This is another one that my family plays to get amped @Centique GALVANIZE by the chemical brothers https://open.spotify.com/track/4bz7uB4edifWKJXSDxwHcs?si=_3iWgaehSQOTBEDyU-iwMQ 2d
Megabooks You can‘t have too many guilty pleasures!! 🤩🤩💜💜 2d
Megabooks And the Kris‘s Kross popped into my head first even with the House of Pain pic! 😂😂 2d
Cinfhen Hahaha @Megabooks EXACTLY 😝 2d
Centique That‘s a great song too! 2d
Cinfhen I‘d LOVE to hear the office playlist @Centique - that‘s why you‘re the best office manager 😎 1d
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Western Lane: A Novel | Chetna Maroo
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From the official #ToBSummerCamp list - it‘s a coming of age story mixed with overcoming grief and sadness yet I never connected to any of the characters. A family trying to cope with the loss of their mother/spouse, each channeling their emotions in different forms. #GoodNotGreat #BorrowNotBuy

BarbaraBB Just bought it! We‘ll see I am planning to read it along with the #CampToB schedule 4d
squirrelbrain I requested this from the library, it‘s one of the few from the list that I can get hold of. 4d
Cinfhen I was able to request a few from the library and then my holds came in super fast so I just read them right away @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB I did buy one on my kindle 4d
sarahbarnes I got this one from the library. I‘m disappointed to hear it didn‘t work for you. Bummer. 4d
Cinfhen I‘m curious to hear your thoughts @sarahbarnes it‘s not a bad book at all / I just was left wanting more 4d
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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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It‘s no secret that I fear #BIGbooks but I was willing to put aside my #PageCountPhobia and tackle this beast - SO GLAD! From the first line until the final page I was swept up in this multigenerational tale of love, faith, family, secrets, science, religion, chance and destiny. Outstanding storytelling and incredible amount of detail and vivid imagery. My love affair with India continues. Definitely a favorite read of 2023♥️🙌🏻

TrishB Ohhhh I have a (d0 Waterstones card burning a hole in my purse- I think this may be it! 5d
Cinfhen It‘s a gorgeous book @trishb (edited) 5d
squirrelbrain I think I‘ll treat myself to this one soon too. 5d
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Cinfhen I think it‘s the type of book that deserves to be owned in hardcover @squirrelbrain - I actually enjoyed the feel of reading this behemoth 😁 5d
jlhammar Great review! I have a feeling this will be among my top reads of the year as well. Really loving it. 5d
Cuilin Sounds so good!!!!! Really looking forward to this read. 5d
BarbaraBB Thanks Cindy! Such a convincing review! 5d
DivineDiana Looking forward to this one! ❤️ 5d
LeeRHarry I let my NetGalley ARC lapse for this one - big sad 😔 but I‘ll definitely pick it up at some point 😊 5d
Cinfhen I think reading in print as opposed to a digital copy might be easier @LeeRHarry - so don‘t be sad😉it‘s a lovely read and I can‘t wait to hear what ya‘ll think @DivineDiana @BarbaraBB @Cuilin @jlhammar 💕💕💕 5d
TrishB It seems I ordered it last night after a couple of glasses of wine 😁 oh well. 4d
Cinfhen Hahaha 🥂 @TrishB well done 4d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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How can it be JUNE??!? I‘m REALLY looking forward to my #TitlesAndTunes #GuiltyPleasure ☺️
I‘m CONSUMED with CoW ~ truly an epic and one I‘ll miss when it‘s over.
I‘m flying to the states on Tuesday for a short trip with lots of books waiting for me 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

vivastory Safe travels! 6d
rockpools What a wonderful selection of covers! Safe travels, Cindy. 5d
Cinfhen Thanks @vivastory @rockpools ✈️ 🚕🍎🗽 5d
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BarbaraBB Can‘t wait for your review of the Verghese! Safe travels! Enjoy 🤍 5d
TrishB Safe travels- hurrah for the books ♥️ 5d
squirrelbrain Have a good trip! Loved Black Butterflies. 5d
Cinfhen I can‘t even remember what I ordered @TrishB @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB 🤪 5d
Centique You are reading so many great books this year, I‘m in awe! Have a fab time and I hope the new books surprise and delight! 5d
Cinfhen I really have read some outstanding books this year @Centique and its only the end of May 🩷😄 5d
Bookzombie Have a great trip! 💗 5d
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward @Bookzombie even though I really dislike those long international flights 😅 5d
Suet624 Hope your travels are easy and safe. 4d
Cinfhen Thanks @Suet624 😘 4d
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Beyond That, the Sea | Laura Spence-Ash
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A remarkable debut. Told in short chapters from multiple points of view, it was easy to get swept up in this emotional story of a young British girl sent to America to avoid the dangers during WWII. At 11, Beatrix is sent to live with the Gregory‘s, complete strangers who soon become her second family. I loved that this story is told linearly. I‘m so sick of time jumps and shifting timelines. I loved everything about this book.

dabbe #stacked 🩵🤍🩵 6d
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 sounds good. 6d
Cinfhen It was really good and nothing I knew about before @dabbe @TrishB 6d
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TrishB https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_City_of_Benares. My mum was supposed to be evacuated on this ship to Canada as she had aunties and uncles there. My nan changed her mind a couple of days before and kept her (and younger brother) in U.K.- they were then evacuated to Scotland where another auntie lived. 6d
Cinfhen OMG 😳 i literally got the goosebumps @TrishB - your nan had a premonition 6d
TrishB My Nan was very religious and went to mass every morning - she told me that God told her 3 mornings on the run not to put them on the ship. Eventually she listened she said. She still had the tickets when I was a kid, not sure where they went. 6d
Deblovestoread So glad your Nan paid attention! @TrishB My dad loved this book and sent me home with it. Need to not let it linger too long on #MountTBR. 6d
CarolynM I‘m with you about time jumps and shifting time lines. Sometimes I feel like it‘s done only because there‘s not enough story to hold your interest otherwise. 6d
Megabooks Wow @TrishB ! That‘s amazing! 6d
Cinfhen Exactly @CarolynM !!! This book was really a joy @Deblovestoread your dad picked a winner!!! 6d
TrishB @Deblovestoread it sounds a good read 👍🏻 5d
TrishB @Megabooks it was a story my Nan loved telling 😁 5d
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Lucky Dogs | Helen Schulman
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Really difficult to review. I feel like the author had two ideas and she sort of throw them into one book🤷🏼‍♀️It‘s a shame because there was real potential. #ARC #NetGalley

TrishB You wonder what happened to editors? 6d
Cinfhen Yeah, the editors totally screwed up. It‘s part #MeToo part Red Sparrow @TrishB and it‘s told in this choppy manner 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6d
IndoorDame That‘s one of my book pet peeves, and I‘ve encountered it a lot this year! I‘m hoping it‘s some weird coincidence and not an annoying trend… 6d
Cinfhen I‘ve had this before too @IndoorDame and it does make you wonder what the editors are thinking??? 6d
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Spinning | Lou Aronica
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Guess who‘s turning 3 today….my little grand-pup 🐾🐶♥️
#BookSpin #DoubleSpin for June @TheAromaofBooks

Jari-chan Happy Pup-Day 🥰🐕 6d
Cinfhen Thanks @Jari-chan my little boy is growing up 😂😜 6d
Deblovestoread He‘s adorable! 🎉🎂 6d
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Bookzombie Such a cutie! 💕🐶 6d
TrishB Noooo! 3 already 😘 6d
squirrelbrain Happy Birthday to the puppa! 🐶 6d
UwannaPublishme Awwww ❤️ 6d
mrp27 Sweet! 🐶❤️ 6d
youneverarrived Aww 😍 6d
Cinfhen Thanks everyone 🥰He‘s such a sweet boy, I can‘t believe he‘s 3! and yessss, I bought him a book 😉 @youneverarrived @mrp27 @UwannaPublishme @squirrelbrain @TrishB @Bookzombie @Deblovestoread 6d
IndoorDame Awww happy birthday cutie 🥰 6d
Megabooks I can‘t believe Herzy is three already! 6d
vonnie862 So cute!!!! 6d
Cinfhen Time flies @Megabooks - Miss Molly must be almost two, right??? 6d
Cinfhen Thanks from Herzy @IndoorDame @vonnie862 🐾 6d
LeahBergen Three already?? 5d
Cinfhen How old is Johnny?? @LeahBergen 5d
LeahBergen He‘ll be 4 this August! 😩 5d
Cinfhen Oh WoW!!! Your little boy is growing up @LeahBergen 😄 4d
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Writing a Book Report | Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth
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The past few days I‘ve been CONSUMED with Covenant of Water. I promise @Suet624 it will not disappoint. It‘s a masterpiece 🥰 I‘m happy I read and finished Beyond That the Sea before I started Covenant because it‘s a really good book but it would have felt weak after reading the Verghese. Truthfully, everything I read this week was good but none are in the same league as CoW.

TrishB Good week 👍🏻 I have CoW on the list…. 6d
AmyG I am so excited to read CoW. After camplitsy I‘m going in. (edited) 6d
Suet624 I‘m so glad to hear, Cindy. Thanks for tagging me on it. 6d
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Cinfhen It‘s sooooooooo good @AmyG @Suet624 @TrishB and I‘m really glad I went with print - it‘s just such an epic story, it feels right to hold the book in your hands 🥰 6d
Deblovestoread I used a credit for Covenant. Sounds like maybe I should do a combo. Trying to hold off for the September buddy read. 6d
AmyG @Deblovestoread Ha, me too. Until September. 🤞🏻 6d
Cinfhen I couldn‘t resist the book once it arrived @Deblovestoread @AmyG but I do think it‘s going to be a great buddyread choice 6d
Megabooks I think I‘m going to see if they still have signed copies of CoW at Parnassus. I‘ll be there the day I have the testing at Vandy. I‘ll have a lot of time to kill! Such amazing reviews coming in! 6d
Cinfhen Im going to have the BIGGEST book hangover when im finished @Megabooks I fear very few books will live up to this one 6d
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This is a breathtaking debut - it‘s quiet and raw and the pain & trauma is felt in every simple sentence. I did struggle with the nonlinear timeline and wonder if it would have read differently in print instead of audio. I was gripped with a sense of dread the entire time I spent with this book but I never wanted to stop listening. There‘s a vulnerability and innocence in both main characters, siblings Justin & Willa which was beautiful.

squirrelbrain Great review! This has been on my radar since the #camplitsy23 nominations. 1w
TrishB Definitely be keeping my eye out for this one! 1w
BarbaraBB I nominated it, it‘s about time I read it too! 1w
Megabooks Wow! Stellar review! 6d
Cinfhen It‘s really unsettling @squirrelbrain @TrishB @BarbaraBB @Megabooks it would have made for good conversation but it‘s a HEAVY book - difficult subject matter 6d
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SUPER UNSETTLING - Great suggestion @BarbaraBB
Would have been a wonderful book for #CampLitsy23
I‘m feeling stressed from reading this book - there‘s a menacing undertone

BarbaraBB Another one I‘d love to read! 1w
Cinfhen You‘re gonna LOVE it @BarbaraBB What else has this author written??? 1w
TrishB This sounds great 👍🏻 stacking and going it goes down in price! 1w
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Cinfhen It‘s SOOOOO sad @TrishB but it‘s definitely in your wheelhouse / hope the price comes down too!!! 1w
julieclair Even just reading the title stresses me out. 😂 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha @julieclair 😂😂😂 but no joke…there‘s a real intensity and vulnerability in the prose. I was enthralled 1w
paper.reveries Please don't tell me it's about animals dying 😫 1w
Cathythoughts Interesting !!! I‘ll have to try a sample at least 👍🏻 1w
Cinfhen Noooooo, you‘re safe on that count @paper.reveries 1w
Cinfhen Definitely @Cathythoughts !!!! 1w
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Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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A literary western mashed with horror and historical fiction.! Yup, it‘s bonkers but it works so well.
Creepy, atmospheric and a glimpse of the old west. Enjoyed the audio narration.

squirrelbrain I can‘t get hold of this here yet…🤷‍♀️ 1w
TrishB There are so many words that shouldn‘t be together there! 1w
Cinfhen EXACTLY @TrishB 🤣🤣it‘s more like #HorrorLite but I think you‘d like it! Hopefully it‘ll turn up on #Scribd @squirrelbrain 1w
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Megabooks I‘m going to check the library. I think they got it. 1w
Megabooks Lol I put it on hold on April 13! 🤣🤣 it‘s the library with long lines so there are still 6 people in front of me. 1w
Cinfhen It‘s ok to wait @Megabooks plus I think it‘s not being discussed until August for the official #TOBsummercamp23 1w
BarbaraBB Thanks for tagging me. I am glad it‘s chosen voor CampToB 1w
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Inquiring Minds | Tressa Olden
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My daughter LOVED Verity ( I HATED it) she‘s looking for a similar book🙈any suggestions!??! Please share below 👇🏽 Thanks, friends xx

5feet.of.fury I feel like Verity is it‘s own kind of crazy, but, one that might fit the bill 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha @5feet.of.fury SO TRUE! I read We Were Never Here….I think my daughter might like that one. Great suggestion- thanks 1w
5feet.of.fury @Cinfhen Nice! I feel like anything by Shari Lapena has the same bingeability/wtf is this MC thinking vibes, too 😂 but nothing as readable has ruined my mental state like “the manuscript” in Verity 1w
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Cinfhen Ha!! I HATED Verity so much but my daughter couldn‘t get enough of crazy town @5feet.of.fury 1w
EKonrad The first one that comes to mind is Behind Her Eyes. Same kinda twist ending. 1w
swishandflick One of Hoover's other books, Layla, gives off some Verity vibes (more so than any of her others, for sure) 1w
Cinfhen She read and liked both The Push & Behind Her Eyes so those were excellent suggestions- thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EKonrad 1w
Cinfhen @swishandflick PERFECT! Thanks 😊 1w
jamield1993 How about "Gone Girl"? 1w
Vansa Sparkling Cyanide, and Sleeping Murder, by Agatha Christie. Also Murder in Retrospect by her!If she's not already read Agatha Christie. I can't recommend Two nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone enough. Mary Stewart is the absolute queen of romantic thriller- Nine coaches waiting is one of my favourite books.Also My Sister the serial killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is wonderful 1w
Cinfhen Thanks SO MUCH @Vansa AMAZING- I‘ve passed them all along! Now my daughter can‘t decide what to read next! 1w
Cinfhen My daughter has read both Gone Girl & Rebecca @jamield1993 @TheLudicReader and enjoyed them both 💕💕you were both on the right track 🛤️🚂 1w
jamield1993 @Cinfhen oh, good! I'm currently reading The Push and it has given me Verity Vibes so far! 1w
Cinfhen My daughter really liked The Push too @jamield1993 Glad you‘re enjoying it 🫶🏼 1w
Vansa Your daughter is very well read!!Ooh also she must have already read this, but I absolutely also loved the tagged book 1w
Cinfhen @Vansa she did read We Were Liars but she didn‘t love it as much as I did! She was able to see the twist. Did you read the prequel yet? I‘m curious about it 1w
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Guilty Pleasure | Kevin Dickson, Jack Ketsoyan
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Hi friends! Don‘t forget on June 1 we‘ll share our newest #TitlesAndTunes prompt #GuiltyPleasure 😈😇
@BarbaraBB and I LOVED seeing all your posts and picks for #IslandVibes 🎶📚Here‘s the Spotify link in case you missed it earlier in the month https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Z1ir1tVKnmFCuHDlwGJA3?si=ay95GX-FQg-E8nu6lYdE...

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jenniferw88 It was much easier for me to come up with the book & song for this prompt! I've had the template ready for weeks 😂 1w
dabbe Such a fun idea! Thanks for doing this. LOVE the list! 🤩🤩🤩 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha @jenniferw88 Great @dabbe Excited to see what you both come up with ♥️ 1w
squirrelbrain Looking forward to seeing all of the choices! 1w
Bookwormjillk I have the book still thinking about the song 1w
dabbe @Cinfhen 😘 1w
Jari-chan Thank you for the song collection and this challenge!❤️ 1w
TrishB I think I have this one sorted👍🏻 great to see the whole list. 1w
julieclair I‘m the opposite of @Bookwormjillk . I have the song, but still thinking about the book. 1w
Cinfhen Honestly, my list of #GuiltyPleasure songs is SO LONG @TrishB @Jari-chan I can‘t decide which one to choose 1w
Cinfhen I‘m the same as @Bookwormjillk 😄 @julieclair although I do have a few authors that fall under the #GuiltyPleasure category 1w
jenniferw88 I had the singer, which led to the book, which led to the song (the book is a title of one of the songs he's covered!) 1w
DGRachel Ooh. This one is going to be tough. I‘m trying to reject the idea of guilt or shame around things I read. I may have to back into it by picking a song I‘d be embarrassed for anyone to find on my phone. 🤣🤣 1w
BarbaraBB Clever to post the whole list again! Looking forward so much to June‘s playlist 💃💃💃💃 1w
Cinfhen I stand by ALL of my song choices @DGRachel even the Ketchup Song 🎧 1w
Cinfhen Me tooooooooo @BarbaraBB Im sure the playlist is gonna be hilarious 😂 1w
DGRachel @cinfhen 🤣🤣 I‘m sure I can find a song from middle school that is cringe-worthy. 1w
willaful @DGRachel I do as well, but as a romance reader I have no lack of embarrassing options. 😂 1w
CarolynM Hmm, this is a hard one. I think I‘ll be taking the “embarrassing” route too @DGRachel @willaful 1w
Rissreads I‘m struggling with this one! 1w
Bklover I have the song picked out - still pondering the book. 1w
Rissreads @CarolynM yep definitely a cringey song! 1w
Rissreads This playlist is going to be a Clanger! Bat shit crazy! 🤣 1w
Librarybelle I‘m debating the song - do I go with a song I‘d so hate others to know I like or a song about guilty pleasures??? 🤔😂 Still thinking about the book! 1w
Cinfhen The possibilities are endless @Librarybelle @Rissreads @Bklover @willaful @CarolynM There are too many choices and I can‘t wait to listen to them all!!!!! 1w
batsy This is a fun but deeply complex theme lol! I'm still mulling over my song pick... The book might be easier, I think. 1w
EclecticBookLover May didn't work our for me, but im looking forward to June! 1w
Cinfhen Looking forward to seeing your June pick @batsy @EclecticBookLover 🤩 1w
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Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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Historical Fiction meets the supernatural with bits of horror - creepy & fun pick from the official #ToBSummerCamp23
Loving the audio narration
A young woman flees her home in California and heads to rural Montana to claim a parcel of land to work and own in 1915. She‘s brought nothing with her, but a small sum of money and a large steamer trunk which she keeps under lock & key.

BarbaraBB Oooh excited for your review. I ordered it too! 1w
Megabooks I‘m curious about the audiobook because I‘m thinking that‘s how I‘ll go! 1w
Cinfhen Go audio @Megabooks it will work well in print too @BarbaraBB but it feels “ campier” (😉) on audio - 1w
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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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Yay!!!! My copy FINALLY arrived! I don‘t think I‘ll be able to resist it‘s pull @Cuilin

jenniferw88 I saw this in my indie bookshop yesterday - it's a real #chunkster! 1w
TrishB Just tempted by this online shopping at the moment…. 1w
Cinfhen It‘s MASSIVE @jenniferw88 @TrishB 😅 1w
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Cuilin Oh I understand completely. I‘m tempted too and there‘s nothing like mood reading. I haven‘t purchased it yet so I‘ll hold off for now as it‘s not exactly travel friendly. 1w
Cinfhen Definitely not a book to shlep around @Cuilin 😇 1w
RebelReader It‘s quite worth the heft! 💪💪💪 1w
Cinfhen I‘m excited @RebelReader 1w
Suet624 Purchased this one too. Hoping I actually get to reading it within the next year. 🤪 1w
Cinfhen I‘m slightly nervous because I‘m afraid it might not meet my expectations @Suet624 1w
Suet624 @Cinfhen yeah, me to. 🤞🏻 1w
jlhammar I'm 300 pages in and I think it's wonderful so far (and I loved Cutting for Stone). I've been taking my time with it, but hope to finish by the end of the month. Hope you enjoy! 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve only seen positive reviews and we generally agree on most books @jlhammar so your endorsement gives me hope😁 1w
BarbaraBB A new Verghese! I didn‘t know! 1w
Megabooks I‘m thinking of picking up a signed copy at Parnassus! 1w
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, a signed copy sounds fab @Megabooks when are you going to Parnassus ???? I‘m so jealous xx 1w
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Lucky Dogs | Helen Schulman
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This book just took a weird swerve - I feel like I‘m reading two separate novels. I can fathom how part one and part 2 & 4 belong in the same book 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘m also only at 60% and I can‘t imagine that there is still 40% more to read. Curious to see how this all comes together. #ARC #NetGalley #JewishHeritageMonth #🟦

sarahbarnes I love the cover though! 2w
BarbaraBB It does sound good! 2w
Cinfhen Yessss, cover is fantastic @sarahbarnes and parts of this book are SO GOOD @BarbaraBB 1w
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Lucky Dogs | Helen Schulman
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#ARC #NetGalley LOVING this book!! Publishes June 2023
A young woman caught in a game of manipulation. I‘m hooked , good thing since I still have 20 minutes left on the timer ⏱️

paper.reveries Reading timers!!! Love it! 2w
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Im not sure how I got to finding this book but WOW! This was a stunningly beautiful account of a young mother falling into an unseen drug addiction due to insomnia, anxiety and depression after having 2 children within 18 months of each other. There are some really difficult moments so if you‘re struggling with any of the above tread lightly. Five stars and audio read by author is perfect.

BarbaraBB Five stars, wow! 2w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2w
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Cinfhen I was completely compelled by this story @BarbaraBB @TrishB 2w
Megabooks I had apparently already stacked this! 1w
Cinfhen My heart broke for the author @Megabooks - I see now how sleep deprivation can really destroy someone 1w
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Such a fun and original format of storytelling. It was entertaining, with touches of humor and old school detective work. A family gathers at a ski lodge where dead bodies start piling up during a snowstorm. The author breaks the fourth wall and often speaks to the reader, which I found delightful. This worked well in print and I‘ve been told audio is good too.

TrishB This sounds fun 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts It does sound good 👍🏻 2w
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Tie That Binds | Kent Haruf
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This was Haruf‘s debut novel written in 1984 and it‘s certainly stood the test of time. His writing was so subtle but skilled to perfection. I‘m so sad we will never receive anymore stories about the people of Colt, Colorado. Here we meet Edith Goodnought, born in the late 1800‘s to a demanding father and unsatisfied mother, all trying to survive the harsh climate and conditions of farm life. Completely heart wrenching with real moments of joy.

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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Let‘s see if I stick to this #WeeklyForecast -
so far it‘s promising since I‘ve started the NF Blood Orange Night ( it‘s excellent @Cathythoughts ), the #ARC of Lucky Dogs (I‘m really into it) and I‘m super impressed with the HF debut Beyond that, the sea ( really good) 😁 Lone Woman is from the official #ToBSummerCamp23 list

Cathythoughts Blood Orange Night ! I really need to get that. Might do a little book shopping today 😁 only I‘m a bit lost without BD 2w
Cinfhen Blood Orange works really well on audio @Cathythoughts but it‘s a sad story and it focuses on a new mother struggling with sleep deprivation and marital discourse 2w
TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 2w
Megabooks My hold on symphony just came in! 1w
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I had a GREAT reading week! LOVED Yellowface, the Paris Hilton memoir and the Haruf. I thought O‘Connell & Stevenson were lots of fun. The Medoff was #MoreMehThanYeah and I thought Old Flame was #GoodNotGreat

TrishB Fabulous week 👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB 💛 2w
EverydayImReading @Cinfhen Busy week at work and I‘ve started the DS George Cross series The dentist (1/6) by Tim Sullivan after a recommendation from Liz Nugent. And it‘s everything she said; wonderful writing and an intriguing murder mystery. The main character DS Cross has Asperger‘s. I think I have found a great new detective series. 2w
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Cinfhen Yay 😁 that‘s great @EverydayImReading so exciting to find a new series 2w
Megabooks Great week!! 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @Megabooks im really looking forward to discussing Yellowface with you and the other campers #CampLitsy23 2w
Cathythoughts Great week 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁 2w
Cathythoughts @EverydayImReading That‘s great it‘s so good ! I really want to start that series soon too 👍🏻 2w
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I‘m really enjoying this book @Librarybelle It‘s witty & clever and loads of fun. It‘s a mystery in a mystery in a mystery but the author insists if you follow the 10 commandments of crime fiction you can solve all the puzzles in this novel.

Librarybelle I found it so delightful! Glad you‘re enjoying it! 2w
Bookzombie I enjoyed this one on audio. 2w
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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LOVED this!!! Although I usually don‘t like satire this blistering look at the inner workings of literary publishing covers lots of hot button topics. Ownership, cancel culture, appropriation, Twitter trolls and making it big. When an opportunity arises for a struggling writer she seizes the chance which alters her life in ways she never imagined. I‘m now 💯 OBSESSED with author R F Kuang. #CampLitsy23 FANTASTIC narration 💛

Billypar I just heard an interview with her about this book, and it made me want read it. 2w
batsy @Billypar Which interview, if you don't mind? 2w
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batsy @Billypar Thank you! Will check it out. 2w
squirrelbrain Ooh this bodes well for #camplitsy23! 2w
AmyG I am so thrilled to hear this! 2w
BarbaraBB So glad to read this. Thrilled to read it! 2w
Cinfhen It‘s gonna be FABULOUS for #CampLitsy23 @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @AmyG and thanks for sharing the link @Billypar 2w
BarbaraBB Super excited about that. @Megabooks will be our camp leader so we‘ll have a fab discussion! 2w
Megabooks Very excited that this will lead to good discussion!! 🤩 thanks for checking it out ahead Cindy and thanks for the compliment @BarbaraBB 😘 2w
Cinfhen Yesssss @Megabooks is the perfect camp leader for this book @BarbaraBB 2w
TrishB Can‘t wait to get my copy and going to see her talk on 28 of this month 😁 2w
Cinfhen Ohhhh, that‘s fantastic @TrishB im such a fan! I think I need to read the Poppy Wars😅 2w
TrishB C has just finished the first one of those. Enjoyed it, said very violent in one place. 2w
Cathythoughts Great review! Stacked 👍🏻 💛 2w
britt_brooke Currently on hold for this one. Nice review! 2w
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Jillian Medoff writes a story of a privileged and moneyed college student accused of raping his on/off girlfriend. This book dragged in parts but I was too invested to stop. Outstanding narration from Marin Ireland elevated the prose. #BorrowNotBuy probably will not appeal to everyone as the fictitious Quinn family are truly horrible.

Bklover #borrownotbuy is one of my favorite hashtags, and I always forget to use it! Hope you are having a wonderful day, my friend!!❤️ 2w
Cinfhen Thanks for reaching out @Bklover Hope you have a wonderful day 🥰 2w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 probably not for me. 2w
Cinfhen 💯 you can pass @TrishB 2w
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The snark and humor in this book is HILARIOUS but it‘s BEYOND RAUNCHY 🌶️🍆🔥 However, don‘t let the laughter fool you…there‘s a lot of heart and soul to this story too. Elliot, a gay Hollywood screenwriter, who has cerebral palsy must confront his destructive behaviors and biased assumptions. This was really fun. Read by the author.

Megabooks Yes! This was surprisingly good. Glad you enjoyed it too! 2w
Cinfhen It was a very revealing story @Megabooks M was a little surprised by some of the descriptions 😉 2w
CarolynM Sounds good. Stacked🙂 2w
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Cinfhen It‘s definitely spicy 🌶️ @CarolynM (edited) 2w
Bookzombie I feel like I might be stacking because of the 🍆 emoji. 😂 2w
Cinfhen @Bookzombie 😂😂😂😉 2w
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Paris: The Memoir | Paris Hilton
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I‘ll admit I was skeptical at first, what could Paris write about that would be more than her party girl insta celeb famous lifestyle? WHOA - did Paris school me. There‘s a lot of depth to Paris. She‘s an ADHD warrior, “troubled teen” rights advocate, global businesswoman, activist and a survivor of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. I loved this memoir read by Paris. I‘m actually blown away @Megabooks @britt_brooke

Soubhiville Huh, who‘d have thought? I would have had no interest in this if I hadn‘t seen your review, but now I‘m curious. 3w
AudiobookingWithLeah Hmmm...maybe I'll have to add it now because I was also feeling pretty skeptical, myself. 3w
kspenmoll @Soubhiville I feel the same way- after your review I too am rethinking my initial disinterest. 3w
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britt_brooke I loved it! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m telling you / I had no idea of what Paris went through and how much she‘s endured @Soubhiville @AudiobookingWithLeah @kspenmoll there‘s still plenty of privilege and silliness but it came across as playful & not empty headed like I expected. It‘s totally worth listening too!! 3w
Megabooks I‘m so glad you enjoyed it!! Wasn‘t at all what I expected either! 2w
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Paris: The Memoir | Paris Hilton
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Ok @Megabooks we are in TOTAL agreement!!! Amazing! This memoir is incredible. I‘m just awed right now. I honestly couldn‘t imagine what Paris could possibly talk about that wasn‘t shallow & vapid but I was so wrong.

L_auren I‘m so excited to read this! 3w
Cinfhen Hey mama!!!! Hiiiiii @L_auren I‘ve missed you but so happy to hear from you!!! This one is GREAT & obviously listening to Paris narrate is fabulous 💜 3w
Megabooks @L_auren hi!! Glad to see you here again!! 💜 Cindy, so glad you‘re enjoying this!! It was a win for @britt_brooke too!! 3w
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britt_brooke Loved it!! Happy to see you @L_auren ! 3w
Deblovestoread Never in a million years would I think I would want to read about Paris Hilton but all the great reviews tells me there‘s more to her story. Stacked! 3w
Cinfhen 💯 @Deblovestoread I was so surprised!!!! 3w
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Old Flame | Molly Prentiss
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This was #GoodNotGreat but I definitely was drawn to the story of a young woman trying to make sense of her past & future. A book that questions all the components of being a woman and what one is willing to sacrifice. Interesting insight and perspectives. Also big NOD to Molly Prentiss for PERFECTLY describing Macy‘s Herald Square without mentioning the store name. Enjoyed narration 💜

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Old Flame | Molly Prentiss
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Picked this up on #Scribd after reading a review from @Megabooks - Im liking it and it seems really appropriate for today #MothersDay 💜👩‍👧

Megabooks I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! She wove such a fantastic story. 3w
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So many have loved this book and I did enjoy while reading but overall it wasn‘t uniquely special or memorable. Another story of a dysfunctional childhood that affects twin sisters in different ways. I think my expectations were just too high. #GoodNotGreat

Megabooks I‘m reading this now and loving it! Once again we feel a little different! 🤷🏻‍♀️😵‍💫 3w
Cinfhen I get why so many of my trusted readers loved it @Megabooks - I was just waiting to be swept away but it just didn‘t stick (edited) 3w
BarbaraBB I‘ll have to find out where I stand between the two of you! I have a copy but so many books I want to read right now! @Megabooks 3w
Cinfhen I‘ll be curious too @BarbaraBB but I think you may agree with me after you have time to settle with the book 🫶🏼 3w
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Thirst for Salt | Madelaine Lucas
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Gorgeous debut - the writing is lush and evocative. 💯 for you @BarbaraBB @KarenUK ❣️❣️❣️ A young woman looks back on a summer love affair with an older man. It‘s a slow burn, very much character driven but absolutely stunning and vivid. I owe a HUGE thanks to @squirrelbrain who put this book on my #ReadersRadar 💗

LeeRHarry Had this one on my radar, and on my library holds list - mainly because it‘s a debut by an Australian author but also because it sounds really good - so therefore glad that you enjoyed it 😊 3w
squirrelbrain Now I‘m DEFINITELY going to have to buy it, aren‘t I?! My #netgalley request hasn‘t come through yet. 😕 It did quite well on the #camplitsy voting, but not quite well enough. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m really happy to send you my copy @squirrelbrain xx I‘m pretty sure I have your address saved on file xxx 3w
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Cinfhen I loved the Australian setting @LeeRHarry I think you‘re gonna really like it 💘 3w
BarbaraBB Great! I have pre-ordered the paperback edition, can‘t wait! 💕 3w
Cinfhen It‘s SOOOO your type of book @BarbaraBB 3w
JamieArc I‘m really looking forward to reading this one this summer! 3w
Cinfhen I loved it @JamieArc but I can‘t really say why this book resonated so much🤷🏼‍♀️can‘t wait to hear your thoughts when u get around to reading it 3w
sarahbarnes I just picked this one up from the library! Glad to see you liked it! 3w
squirrelbrain That‘s so kind of you Cindy, ❤️but it‘s really not that expensive over here. Probably cheaper than the postage for you to send it to me. 😬 3w
Cinfhen Ok @squirrelbrain but if you change your mind lmk xx BTW - it‘s available on Scribd 3w
Cinfhen @sarahbarnes I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts ♥️ 3w
squirrelbrain Ooh well-spotted Cindy; it wasn‘t on there last time I looked. It‘s in both formats too… I wonder which would be best? 3w
Cinfhen I have a feeling it would be great on audio too @squirrelbrain 3w
KarenUK Not heard of this one… thanks for sharing! Sounds great…💕 3w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I owe some book reviews - they‘re coming soon 🤓 Here‘s what I‘m thinking for this week but it can ALWAYS change 🤪

Megabooks Old Flame and Paris were fantastic!! But we‘ve been so apart recently. 😬😬 3w
TrishB Have a good week 😘 3w
Cinfhen I‘ve started Old Flame @Megabooks it‘s sort of perfect for #MothersDay 3w
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Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB 😘 3w
TrishB And a lovely Mother‘s Day- just realised it‘s Mother‘s Day elsewhere! 3w
Deblovestoread Looks like a good week off reading ahead. My dad just finished Beyond That and loved it. Bringing it home to add to my stack. Happy Mother's Day. 💜 3w
Cinfhen I love that your dad read Beyond The Sea!!! That‘s awesome 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 Im excited for it! 3w
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It‘s been a hell of a week….1000 + rockets indiscriminately launched into heavily populated cities since Tuesday 😳 luckily I had amazing books to help me stay close to home ( bomb shelter access) and focus on reading. I really enjoyed all of them but can absolutely recommend the top 4🤩

kspenmoll I pray that you & your family stay safe- so frightening. I have been watching this on the news. 3w
DivineDiana I am so sorry to learn that you are in the midst of such horror. Sending lots of ❤️. 3w
Cinfhen Thanks so much @DivineDiana @kspenmoll we‘ve been lucky so far 💚 3w
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Deblovestoread Thinking of you and praying for your safety and whatever it takes to bring peace. 3w
squirrelbrain Sorry to hear you‘re having such a frightening time - sending love and hope. 3w
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Deblovestoread @squirrelbrain we‘ve been through this before and you‘re both so right…peace & hope are always the ultimate wish 🤍💙🤍💙 3w
Megabooks Thinking of you dear friend and praying for peace and safety! 🙏🏻💜 3w
Bookzombie Sending love and hope, Cindy. ❤️ 3w
CarolynM Stay safe❤️☮️ 3w
marleed So horrifying. I‘m so grateful you have shelter and hope you stay safe. 3w
Cinfhen Appreciate all the good wishes for my safety and all of our neighbors in the Middle East @Megabooks @Bookzombie @CarolynM @marleed 🕊️ 3w
Centique Just seeing this now Cindy. 😫 Wishing for peace and safety all around you my lovely friend. 💕Wish we had a magic wand to take it all away 😢 3w
Cinfhen Awwww, you‘re so sweet @Centique I wish everyone could be like you xxxx Thank GD we‘re fine 💜 3w
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A beautiful conversation ( I listened to the #audiobook) between mother & daughter will remind you what a gift it is to have a mom in your life. Even when you disagree the bond that you share is precious. Bold, honest, uncomfortable and heartfelt, I was warmed from the love & wisdom shared by Diane Ladd and her daughter, Laura Dern. Perfect gift for Mother‘s Day🫶🏼
Forward is read and written by Reese Witherspoon.

Megabooks I love Reese‘s jokes with Laura on Insta, but they‘ve both been buried from my feed now that I‘m back on it. 🤔🤔 3w
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A Flaw in the Design | Nathan Oates
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My final book from my #BuyBuyBookDepository order 😞 pretty sure @TrishB suggested this one for #CampLitsy23 😎Sounds like a good summer read 💙

Cinfhen And my last order actually included a bookmark 😃 3w
IndoorDame I love that bookmark! 3w
TrishB I brought based on a Guardian recommendation. Still haven‘t read of course 😁 3w
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Cinfhen Me too @IndoorDame ♥️ 3w
Cinfhen @TrishB LMK when u pick it up… maybe I‘ll read it then too 🫶🏼 3w
Megabooks Love that bookmark! Only one of my last three books came with one. #endofanera 3w
Cinfhen I received 8 separate packages and only this last one had a bookmark @Megabooks it‘s like they KNEW 😂😂 3w
candc320 Gorgeous bookmark! My final 4 books all came separately and 3 of them had the same bookmark in it, which is like the cover of a cookbook or something and not very pretty. I was really hoping to get a variety 🤣 3w
Cinfhen It‘s so frustrating @candc320 it‘s not like I NEED more bookmarks but like @Megabooks said #EndOfAnEra 3w
JamieArc I think I lucked out because of the last 6 packages I received, only 1 didn‘t have a bookmark. I have one more left to arrive, and I‘m okay that it‘s taking awhile, because once it arrives, that‘s it. 3w
Cinfhen I know @JamieArc this last package was definitely bittersweet 😔 3w
LeahBergen The final BD! 😭😭 3w
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Honor | Thrity Umrigar
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Five stars! DEFINITELY an AUTOBUY author for me. A story to remind us how hate will destroy us and how love will save us. A gorgeous but heartbreaking story. I don‘t understand how people can justify their actions in the name of religious beliefs. I wish this story wasn‘t relevant today but sadly it is. OUTSTANDING audio.

Megabooks I enjoyed this too and got this one afterwards but haven‘t read it yet. 3w
Cinfhen I‘ve read several books by this author @Megabooks and I‘ve loved them all. I saw a bunch of titles are available on #Hoopla so I plan on listening to them in the coming months. 3w
Megabooks Awesome! You know I always forget to check hoopla! 😂 3w
Amiable I love Umrigar —I‘ve read everything she‘s written! Definitely an autobuy for me as well. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to reading more from her @Amiable 3w
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Victory City | Salman Rushdie
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#BookMail #BuyBuyBookDepository 📚Thought I‘d try the newest one from Salman Rushdie even though my track record with him is 0-3 😅

TrishB You‘re very good! Authors get 2 chances from me. 3w
Cinfhen Honestly @TrishB it was meant to be an IRL bookclub pick but it ultimately got nixed 😬 3w
Cinfhen I‘m gonna save it for #AAM 🤓 3w
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Readerann I just bought this, so will be curious what you think. I really loved Midnight‘s Children. 3w
BarbaraBB I used to love Rushdie (and I mean LOVE) but I didn‘t keep up with his tempo and lost him somewhere along the way. But I am very interested in what you‘ll think of his newest - and probably last one 😳 3w
Centique @BarbaraBB me too Barbara! He was my favourite modern author when I was in Uni but his later books haven‘t grabbed me. Fingers crossed for this one @Cinfhen 3w
Cinfhen I‘m nervous about this one @Readerann @BarbaraBB @Centique but im hoping I can make a connection 😅 3w
Megabooks I‘ve never read him, so I‘m excited for author a month later this year! 3w
Cinfhen Yeah #AAM will be a good opportunity to try this book @Megabooks but I don‘t have high expectations 3w
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I loved Defending Jacob and this one is almost as good. What happens when your mom disappears and it seems like your dad might be responsible??? So many interesting layers. PERFECT for the beach ( or ice hockey rink 😉) I couldn‘t put this book down. Read it in 24 hours.

KathyWheeler That‘s a fantastic title. I really liked Defending Jacob, so I‘ll have to check this one out. 3w
jlhammar Glad to hear this was a good page-turner! Looking forward to it! 3w
Cinfhen It‘s a really engaging read and filled with #MoreStuffThanFluff @KathyWheeler @jlhammar 😁 3w
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TrishB Will have a look at this one. 3w
TrishB Loving the new hash tag. 3w
Cinfhen Thanks xxx @TrishB I think you‘ll like this one 3w
Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻Looking forward to it! 3w
Cinfhen It‘s a good one @Cathythoughts 😊 3w
Bec_lectic Sounds good! You‘ve convinced me to add it my list. 3w
Cinfhen I hope you enjoy @Bec_lectic 3w
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Honor | Thrity Umrigar
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Thanks to my sudden OBSESSION with all things India( thanks to Indian Matchmaker on Netflix) I‘m LOVING this book. It‘s difficult to read at times but SO GOOD. I love this author & narration is FANTASTIC !!!

Cinfhen Thanks so much for sharing @Deblovestoread 🤩 3w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️stacked 3w
Cinfhen I‘m sure you‘re gonna love it too @Cathythoughts 🥰 3w
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DGRachel What is it about Indian Matchmaker that is so addictive? I binged Season 3 over 2 evenings, staying up way too late. 3w
Cinfhen I know @DGRachel !!! LOVE Sima Aunty 3w
Deblovestoread Glad you are liking it. And now I need to check out Indian Matchmaker 😊 3w
Cinfhen BEWARE @Deblovestoread it‘s ADDICTIVE!!!! 3w
TheKidUpstairs Oh my gosh, I love Indian Matchmaker! Can't stop watching. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m SOOOOOO invested @TheKidUpstairs it‘s not normal how much I want to see Nadia find her guy 🤪 3w
BarbaraBB I love those sudden obsessions! Maybe Salman Rushdie can add a bit too 😉 3w
CoffeeAndABook Ha!!! What a relief!!!! I‘m soooooo into Indian Matchmaker and don‘t know anyone else who is!!! 🫣 I‘m hooked! Nadia just had her 💔 and I‘m feeling it. And I‘m so rooting for Vyasar to find a good gal 🤞🏼🤞🏼✌🏼 3w
Cinfhen I love Nadia @CoffeeAndABook and Vyasar too! I‘ve even grown fond of Aparna and of course Sima Aunty is my favorite! I need season 4 already!!!!!!!!! 3w
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WOW!! Im still catching my breath from this INSANE memoir that had me gripped from the very beginning. Cheryl grew up in the most unusual and chaotic family. Parents and two siblings who were literally fugitives from the law. Cheryl didn‘t know from whom or why they were constantly changing identities and continents until much later in her life. With an over controlling narcissistic father & a passive mother Cheryl lived on the edge 👇🏽

Cinfhen until it all came crashing down upon her and her family. This book is another one for my new favorite new genre
Cinfhen I LOVED it @TorieStorieS !!! Audio was FABULOUS 3w
mcctrish Loved this!! And yes, audio was fantastic 3w
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Cinfhen I had to watch the Today show clip @mcctrish after I finished the book 3w
TorieStorieS Oooo! I will have to keep an eye out for an audio sale! Then I can have a trifecta of formats! 🤣 I‘m so glad you loved it!! 3w
mom2bugnbee Just got this from audible! #blamelitsy 3w
Cinfhen It‘s really hard to resist sometimes @mom2bugnbee I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!! LMK ♥️ 3w
Megabooks I was not a fan of this. Kind of like Educated, not sure I found it believable. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Cinfhen I remember you didn‘t care for this memoir but I LOVED it @Megabooks which is strange because I really DISLIKED Educated 3w
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Thirst for Salt | Madelaine Lucas
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Two more books from my #BuyBuyBookDepository splurge! One was from the #CampLitsy23 longlist and the other was suggested to me by my mom 🥰 Nothing is better than books in your mailbox 😁📚 📚

BarbaraBB Ooh thirst for salt! Exciting! 3w
Cinfhen I know @BarbaraBB !!! I‘m really looking forward 🤓 3w
squirrelbrain Ooh, Thirst for Salt is one of my nominations! I applied for it on #netgalley but haven‘t got it yet so I may just buy it…. 3w
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