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Courtneymal17

Courtneymal17

Joined January 2018

Hockey freak, Potterhead, Book Worm & Planner nerd! 🏒🤓⚡️😍
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Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
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I‘m ready for #24in48 not sure f this is what I‘ll actually read but we‘ll see! I have some arcs to get through too! #tbrpile

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Ok back out of my slump and in the game! I got this #arc and picked it up while on vacation! I‘m usually a light fluffy reader on vacation—but this book was calling to me! It was SO good, but in a jarring, make you sick way. It‘s one that will stick with me for a while, but I can‘t say I loved the book. 5* #advancedreaderscopy #findsadie #wednesdaybooks

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I was definitely NOT looking forward to this book club read—I was not a fan of her other book and it took me a long time to pick it up, but book club was looming so I finally forced myself to.

WOW. This book is stunning. The tale of Evelyn Hugo is spell binding. I honestly hated every time I had to put it down. I couldn‘t get enough of it—but at the same time I didn‘t need more. It was perfection.

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Ah! So good! It was such a sweet story without giving too much. It definitely opened up a ton of doorways for where the next book can go. There were so many perfect moments but I just want moreeeeeee! #acofas

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Ahhhhh! The excitement is too much!!!!! 😍😍😍😍

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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The final stats for my OWLs! I completed all 12 prompts twice (because I‘m extra psycho 😂). Round 1: prompts: 12/12 pages read: 4752. Round 2: 12/12 pages read: 4598. Total books read during readathon period: 31, total pages: 11056

Whollybologna Holy hopping Hermione! Brilliant! 2y
Courtneymal17 Lol! I did have a big portion of the month on vacation! I was avoiding the family through reading 😂 2y
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Dropkickromance | Cyrus Parker, Dropkickpoet
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I don‘t think I‘ve ever related to something this much in my life.............

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Dropkickromance | Cyrus Parker, Dropkickpoet
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Yes. Just yes.

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Quidditch Through the Ages | Kennilworthy Whisp
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I‘ve been waiting for my library to get the audiobook! Finally came through! 😍😍 Definitely worth the listen!

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The Young Elites | Marie Lu
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I loved this one...can‘t wait to read the rest!

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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It was a little slow starting for me, but I still really enjoyed it!

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A Place in the Sun | R.S. Grey
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A cute, easy beach read that was light and fun but pretty predictable and nothing mind blowing. 4*

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I really enjoyed this book, and loved hearing everything in Chrissy‘s voice. I loved her story and her point of view. I felt like the book itself tried to be a little more than it was, like it just could have used some focused editing. But I still really loved it. 4*

HeathBar I just finished this yesterday too!! 2y
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Loved it! It made me feel lots of things, but it was definitely a story that had me on my seat 4*

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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This book was a bit of a slow burn for me. I was interested but not intensely captivated at first, but it drew me in slowly and gave me a lot to think about, particularly after being in a bad accident last weekend. I did love all the parallels it drew between things, and I think it‘s a great discussion book. I found myself warming slowly to each sibling during their story in a way that really compelled me. 4.5*

monalyisha I did find that I warmed to each story, but also that it was too little too late (part of the point? Still not engaging to read. 😉) 2y
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I generally really like Kate Hudson and you can tell the positivity that radiates from this book. There‘s a lot of good information, but in the end I felt like it was very repetitive. 3.5*

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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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I struggled with the different styles of writing st first (it hops back and forth with dialogue, letters, articles, etc), but once I got used to it, it was no big deal. The story is one of those that makes you continuously think, and I absolutely loved it. 5*

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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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Last day of vacation! Hoping to finish off one more book! 🤞

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The Young Queens | Kendare Blake
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This is a good collection of stories with hinted at events, but I feel like it could have been better. It‘s not like Assassins Blade to Thrne of Glass where you gain SO much more—these definitely aren‘t can‘t miss, though I still enjoyed them. 3*

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The Oracle Queen | Kendare Blake
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This was a nice story about the Oracle Queen, but I found it a bit hard to connect to. Still, backstories are always awesome! 3*

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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I loved this one! It was a really good read and good follow up to Three Dark Crowns! It wasn‘t quite the cliffhanger as the first, but that‘s probably a good thing since we have to wait now! I really loved Arsinoe and Mirabella‘s development, but Billy annoyed me in this one. I can‘t wait for the next! 4.5* Potions OWL (#10!) competed for #OWLsReadathon2018!

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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Starting my 10th OWL-Potions, 3 OWLs left, 2days of vacation. Let‘s do this! 💪💪. #OWLsReadathon2018

MBurbo 3 left?!😳 2y
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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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This is not my usual genera. I opened it and saw it being a “scary” Book and wasn‘t interested in it. But the story completely engrossed me. It was a fantastic book! 4.5 Stars

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I struggled rating and reviewing this one. I can tell it‘s a good book, I just didn‘t get there. I felt very disconnected to it, in a way I wasn‘t with some of the really good historical fiction out now. It‘s a good story, I just felt I couldn‘t get lost in it the way I normally do. 3*. Owl #9-History of Magic (a historical fiction) completed for #OWLsReadathon2018

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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This book was quirky and cute, but it just didn‘t hook me like I was hoping it would. Maybe because I‘m not a very Monty Python type person, but I guess I was hoping for more. 3*

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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I LOVED this! It was a little choppy at first, but the story completely captivated me. I was anxious to learn about each of the sisters, and scared for each of their fates. I can‘t wait to read the next one! 4.5*. OWL #7-Arithmancy (a book with a number in the title) finished with this one! #OWLsReadathon2018

Mommamanzi I can‘t wait to read it! 2y
Courtneymal17 It was SO good! I can‘t wait to read the next one! I may have to rearrange books for my challenge to start it sooner! 2y
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Love, and You | Gretchen Gomez
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I liked this book a lot, but didn‘t quite love it as much as the rest of the poetry I‘ve been reading lately. Still, it was a heart wrenched and a definite recommend! 4*

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer | Leigh Bardugo
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Super Heros aren‘t usually my jam. But I completely loved this one! The first part I struggled through because I was constantly comparing it to the movie. You definitely need to NOT do that, but otherwise it was great! I want more! 5*
Finished my Ancient Runes OWL for the #OWLsReadathon2018! That‘s 7 of 12 completed! #25in5 also finished!

Andrew65 Brilliant, well done! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🎉🎉🎉🎉😊😊😊😊 2y
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Finished the #25in5 readathon! (Vacation makes it easy!).

Andrew65 Brilliant! 😊 2y
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Princess of Thorns | Stacey Jay
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This book was ok, but it seemed like a lot of a jumbled mess. There were too many different ideas that weren‘t fully fleshed out and I feel like a lot of editing for clarity was needed. I did enjoy it, particularly at the end. 3.25*

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer | Leigh Bardugo
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Beach day! Owl #5 (Arithmancy) underway! #OWLs2018Readathon

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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I completely LOVED this! It definitely felt similar to Ready Player One to me in a lot of aspects—but that was definitely a good thing. I kind of rolled my eyes at the beginning thinking I‘d have to fight through it, but it definitely hooked me and I cannot wait to read more! 5* OWL #4 (Astronomy) completed with this one for the #OWLs2018Readathon

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Daughter of the Siren Queen | Tricia Levenseller
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I completely loved this book! The second half of it was exactly what I‘ve been wanting! My only complaint is that the first few chapters just skip SO much that it throws you off a lot. I feel like this story could have been fleshed out so much more into a longer series, and it leaves a lot wanting shoving it into 2. 2nd OWL passed (Transfiguration) for the #OWLsReadathon2018 4*

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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It‘s hard to say I “loved” this book, as it was just heart wrenching. It was extremely interesting and well written and I enjoyed the read. 4*. My first OWL (herbology) finished for the #magicalreadathon!

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The Case for Jamie | Brittany Cavallaro
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This was my favorite book in the Charlotte Holmes series, mostly for the last 1/4 of the book. It made things more cohesive and made the characters richer imo. It was a cute series but not as engrossing as I‘d hoped they would be. 3.75*

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I LOVED this book! It really was a great mix of feminism, comedy, mystery, culture, and so much more. I was a bit worried some things would go over my Head culturally, but it wasn‘t that way at all. I devoured this book! It also wasn‘t TOO steamy, but definitely wouldn‘t recommend if you‘re not into erotic reading at all. There‘s a decent level of it but nothing crazy at all. 4.5*

RaimeyGallant I've heard so many good things about this one. :) 2y
Courtneymal17 I definitely didn‘t expect it to be so good! 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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I actually really enjoyed this book. It‘s definitely not my usual genre, but it‘s nice to read something different for a change. There was enough misdirection to keep my interest and definitely wasn‘t *too* scary...as long as I didn‘t read it at night! 4*

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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I‘ll admit I wasn‘t looking forward to this one at all...but all I can say is YES! Borte is definitely one of my new faves. Everything about this book was awesome, I even warmed to Chaol lol. 5*

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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My first book sleeve! Fits my Kindle & current read! 😍

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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I‘m going in! 😲

ReadingSusan I can‘t wait to read this one. 2y
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The Call of the Wild | Jack London
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Oh my goodness why did I wait so long to read this! This is both incredibly heartbreaking as a dog lover and decent human being and also so heart warming. 5*

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Barefoot: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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I liked this book a lot, but didn‘t love it. I feel like it would have been more beneficial as four separate stories and not one crammed into the book. It needed more depth. Still, it was a light and good read. 3.5*

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Graceling | Kristin Cashore
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I was pleasantly surprised by this one! I really enjoyed the story and it had me hooked from beginning to end! 5*

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Anna Kendrick is one of my favorites! I loved hearing her story in her own voice and finding out more of what makes her tick. I really enjoyed this one! 4*

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Next up! 😍

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This is definitely my least favorite of the Backman books I‘ve read, but I still really enjoyed it. It didn‘t seem to have quite the emotional depth to me as Grandmother or Ove, but it still was a very enjoyable read. I loved Britt-Marie‘s progression over the course of the book. 4.25*

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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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I enjoyed this book, but felt like it fell flat in some spaces. It seemed choppier and less cohesive than A Study in Charlotte. Still, it was a good read! 3.5*

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Daughter of the Siren Queen | Tricia Levenseller
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This came in the mail today and I am SO EXCITED to start it! The cover is texturized and super pretty and I am all kinds of 😍

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I really enjoyed this one! It was a lot different than I thought it was going to be but really funny and attention grabbing. I can‘t wait for Felicity‘s full book! 4*

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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This book blew my mind in all the right ways. First of all, an introverted main character? Yes please! I felt really connected to Eliza for a lot of different reasons, and really related to her in ways I didn‘t expect. I feel like I have some sort of insight into her experiences with mine of creating a fairly large and massively active Facebook group. It definitely made me reflect on my support system. One of my instant favorites ❤️ 5*