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CleverGirl

CleverGirl

Joined May 2016

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The Shining | Stephen King
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When your impromptu bookmark is kind of relevant. Spooooooky.

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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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The first 75% was just perfect for summer reading but after that it went to pieces. The Big Twists are pretty easy to predict and then they spend what feels like a million pages slowly over explaining what you already know. About 25 pages from the end I just quit. Also, I‘ve had a baby. No way two women give birth at home, unassisted, and then one of them runs around for hours and no one is like, hey, you sure are bleeding like A LOT.

britt_brooke This is not my kind of book, so I wasn‘t planning to read it anyway, but I love reading “pan” reviews. I appreciate the honesty. 😊 1mo
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That‘s fd up.

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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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Car line read time!

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The Age of Miracles: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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Enjoyable but depressing? Is that a thing?

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The Age of Miracles: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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If only I could crochet and read at the same time, like my grandmother ❤️

Reviewsbylola That would be an amazing feat! 6mo
CleverGirl @BookishMarginalia how did I not think of that! @Reviewsbylola I can remember seeing my grandmother read and crochet. Years of practice, I guess! 6mo
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I don't usually read short stories. They make me impatient - idk why. And I wouldn't expect short stories about prison to catch my attention at all, but somehow this ended up in my stack and here we are. I read it in an afternoon. Definitely recommend 👍

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The Enchanted: A Novel | Rene Denfeld
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Magical realism can be a little precious for me, often because story comes second to style, but this was compelling.

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Mrs. Kimble | Jennifer Haigh
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My next book will definitely not be about sad, trapped housewives.

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The Stars Are Fire | Anita Shreve
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My house is a mess, the kids are out of school, and I spent my afternoon reading this book. I don't think I've ever hated a fictional character as much as I hated Gene!!!

KerryLibME He was the worst! 11mo
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Like 1/3 of the way through the book and nothing has happened so I'm out. You're a thriller! Thrill me!

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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If only I could crochet and read at the same time!

reumellivaras But you can! It's called audiobooks 😅 10mo
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Bailedbailed

You guys, what am I missing? I'd never heard of this book until several people recently and independently mentioned it was one of their favorites from childhood and they reread it often. I just couldn't get through it. It's like the outline of a story. I'm sorry I missed it when I was 10-12, because I feel like I really missed out on an EXPERIENCE.

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Winter Sea | Susanna Kearsley
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This is another book I've had several times and not read, but the time was finally just right and it was exactly the right book for today. I think it would appeal outlander fans.

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Mehso-so

Wh...what? What did I just read?

Reviewsbylola That‘s pretty much how I felt too. 2y
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Life of Pi | Yann Martel
Bailedbailed

This just isn't speaking to me st all. Will try again later.

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I get why this was so popular a few years ago!

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What a weird and thoroughly enjoyable book.

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LOVED. I feel like I've been reading a lot of great fiction about teenagers lately. Adding to my daughter's tbr stack!

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Are You Sleeping | Kathleen Barber
Bailedbailed

I have been trying to get interested in this book. I'm half way and nothing has really happened. This is not the book I was looking for.

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Bailedbailed

I can't finish it. Ive started so many times and I'm just not connecting with this book. I think it's a timing issue and I'll try again later.

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This is the third or fourth time I've started this book. I reeeeealy want to get interested in it!

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Recommended by a friend. Put off reading it because for some reason I thought it was autobiographical and about the writing process. NO CLUE how I got that idea 😂

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I just love these books. Madcap adventures, grown up people with lives and friends and interests! M O R E !

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Please someone make these into a television series ❤️

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Not Quite Nice | Celia Imrie

Beach Book Number 3 and I can't wait. I've read it before but it's been a while. It reminds me of movies like Saving Grace, Calendar Girls, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 👍❤️🌞

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Worth staying up for!

CathyJ Such a great book! 2y
CleverGirl @CathyJ somehow I've had my hands on it multiple times and just never got to it. What a mistake! 2y
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Beach Book Number 2 is breaking my heart a little.

CathyJ I really loved this book! 2y
TLVZ721 What a view!!! 😍 2y
Kappadeemom Looks like the Emerald Coast of FL 😍 2y
CleverGirl @Kappadeemom close, Florida is just over the bridge ☀️ @TLVZ721 it's beautiful, it's such a great spot to settle in and read @CathyJ same!!! 2y
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Yes, absolutely! This was the perfect book for my first day at the beach.

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg

"I am on team Drunk Lady, obviously." - And just like that, this became my favorite book. If you're a fan of You're The Worst, you should probably read this.

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Crenshaw | Katherine Applegate
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Preparing for family book club with my daughter ❤️

Reviewsbylola Fun! I want to do buddy reads with my kids when they‘re older! 2y
CleverGirl @Reviewsbylola my daughter's school does a family book club every quarter. Their school librarian is wonderful. I'd like to have a parent/kid book club that meets more often, especially now that my daughter is old enough for us to sometimes enjoy similar books. 2y
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I'm so close to the end and I can't figure out how the author is going to come up with a satisfying conclusion in so few pages 😳

Kaylamburson I always get nervous at the end of books when I see there aren't many pages left, yet so much is still unanswered! 2y
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Mehso-so

I don't really know how to review this book without giving some things away but...it's the kind of book that makes me wonder if the world really needs more books about terrible things happening to little girls.

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
Bailedbailed

This book is tedious AF.

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The Mango Season | Amulya Malladi
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It was a slow start and a quick afternoon read but I enjoyed it very much!

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Mehso-so

I'm conflicted about this book. I don't agree with the sweeping conclusions he makes from his personal background, but his perspective is interesting. It is also highly influenced by his (understandable) bitterness with his mom. I'm not sure it's ethical or even fair for him to put the personal stories of so many people in print for mass consumption with their names attached. I'd be livid if I were almost any member of his family. YMMV.

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I enjoyed this one! I was a little disappointed in the Big Reveal, but I like a book about families and houses so that made up for it. I keep forgetting to take pictures!

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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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Bailedbailed

Nothing. Happens!!!

TrishB I disliked this too. 2y
CleverGirl @TrishB I only made it halfway. 2y
TrishB I finished begrudgingly! 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Incredible. Definitely going on The Big List of Books My Kid is Reading as Soon as She's Old Enough.

CleverGirl Just read it's going to be a movie #alreadycastitinmyhead #firstinline 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

This book is incredible so far. I can't believe I waited so long to read it.

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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I mostly try to write short blurbs on the books I read because if I don't, I end up getting library books I've already read because they sound familiar and I can't remember if it's because I read them or intend to read them 😳 I really wanted to like this book more. A major character could've been completely removed and it would have made no difference. It was just kind of eh for me.

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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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I really enjoyed this book. The basic premise (temporary amnesia) is kind of unbelievable, but I was invested in the characters and I liked how it was told in two timelines.

violabrain I haven't read the book, but as someone with a background in cognitive psychology, I can tell you that temporary amnesia is a real thing. I'll have to read it now to see how she handles it! :) 2y
KateFulfordAuthor @CleverGirl perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

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Girls in the Garden | Lisa Jewell
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I wish I felt more interested in the characters. I was mostly interested in the neighborhood.

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The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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Slow, not very interesting. Kind of meandering and pointless.

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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel | Claire Vaye Watkins
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Bailedbailed

I can not read one more description of that kid's snot and tears. Can. Not. Do it.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders

This is a super weird book but I can't put it down 😳

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The End of the Day | Claire North
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This book was recommended by a friend I haven't seen in, easily, twenty five years. Out of the blue, a message - I think you'd like this book. So obviously, I'm going to read this book. And from now on when I read a book and it makes me think of someone, I'm going to track them down and tell them.

TrishB Wow - that's a long time! 2y
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Please write more books, Nicola Yoon!!!

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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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This book would be a great series. The characters are engaging, and I want to see that house!

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In the Woods | Tana French
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I have complicated feelings about this book! To avoid spoilers, I'll say I thought a major plot point was an unnecessary dead end, the memory stuff was kind of unbelievable and unnecessary, and the way it came together end the end was a little too easy. At the same time, I really enjoyed reading it.