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ErikasMindfulShelf

ErikasMindfulShelf

Joined April 2016

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The Half Moon: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I liked this even more than Ask Again, Yes.
It‘s about relationships and choices. Put it on your tbr for May!

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Independence | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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A great start to 2023.

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Maame | Jessica George
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Get ready for this wonderful novel out January 31.

Maddie has been living with her dad who has Parkinson‘s being his caretaker. Now her mom is moving back in and Maddie can move out and start living her life. This is a tender story about Maddie‘s path to self discovery. I absolutely loved it.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

marleed Sounds good! 1mo
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Mad Honey | Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan
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A great novel with a suspenseful story line that at the same time made you think and learn.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

BarkingMadRead I just got this in my once upon a book club box! 2mo
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Put this on your tbr. Coming out in March.

This is a great story about a Puerto Rican family who discover their long lost sister while watching a reality television show and decides to bring her home. This was a fast read full of emotions and humor. I highly recommend it.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

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Beautiful poetry

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Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail | Ashley Herring Blake
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I adore this romance series. This is the second book and it was just as good as Delilah Green Doesn‘t Care.

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Someday, Maybe: A Novel | Onyi Nwabineli
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I really loved this book but it wasn‘t an easy read.
It‘s about a young Nigerian woman losing her husband to suicide and the grief and guilt that consumes her.

RebelReader I just picked this one up from the library along with five others! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @RebelReader It was really good, but you have to be in the mood for a sad book. 2mo
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Wow! I read this in a day. Not easy to read about what happened in Syria, but important.

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The House in the Orchard | Elizabeth Brooks
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A fast engaging read. Not sure how I feel about the ending.
Can‘t wait to pick my Aardvark November book.

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Our Missing Hearts | Celeste Ng
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I went to this book event on Tuesday and today I finally had time to read the book. It was great! Stories matter. 🥰

Kempii I love her books and this one is on my soon-to-be-read list! Can‘t wait to start it. 3mo
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We Deserve Monuments | Jas Hammonds
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A great story about family relationships and forgiveness as well as a coming of age story. Loved it!
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy.

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This was very entertaining. It‘s about a multigenerational Vietnamese family and their drama.

Kempii I like the cover art and premise. Will check it out! 4mo
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Dinosaurs | LYDIA. MILLET
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I really liked this novel. It‘s about friendship and grief and will stay with me.
Put it on your tbr. Out October 11.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

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Delilah Green Doesn't Care | Ashley Herring Blake
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I loved this romance novel. Funny, sweet, emotional and sexy. Can‘t wait for the next book in this series coming out this November.

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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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This was so good! Mystery, adventure, friendship and love. Read it!!
Has anyone read her other book, The Book of M?

Nebklvr I loved the Book of M but it was kind of strange 5mo
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Didn‘t care for the twist. I think I‘m done with this author. I didn‘t like his last two books.

MelissaSue81 I agree that the big twist was a bit much. Overall I found it very well done though. 6mo
BarbaraBB The longer I think about it the more I want to change my so-so in a pan as well. The alcohol, the twist and those ridiculous last pages when I thought I‘d had it all… 🤦🏻‍♀️ 6mo
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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This is the first book I‘ve read by Katherine Center but it won‘t be my last. Very enjoyable romance.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

Cinfhen So predictable but SO MUCH FUN!! I loved it!! 6mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @Cinfhen Have you read any of her other books? 6mo
Cinfhen Only one and I was a little disappointed - it was a bit too cliché for me 6mo
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Cinfhen But the writing was good 😊 6mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @Cinfhen Good to know. I‘ll definitely read more by her but not anytime soon. Need something different in between. 6mo
Cinfhen Wise move 🧡 6mo
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Set in a Native Community in Maine, these stories follow David at different points in his life. There is a lot of sorrow and tragedy as well as tenderness and love between family members. 4 stars.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

SamAnne Oh this is on my list! 6mo
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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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This was a wonderful quirky novel full of love for people and animals. I‘m putting Rabbit Cake on my tbr. Definitely reading more by this author.

HeatherBookNerd I really enjoyed Rabbit Cake. I need to read this one. 7mo
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Great novel about 3 friends and their lives. I enjoyed how each chapter was from a different perspective and the endurance of their friendship. Highly recommend.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

Read part of it while riding my bike. 😃

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Finding Me: A Memoir | Viola Davis
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This was so good!! Very powerful story and beautifully written. Highly recommend the audio.

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Loved it! More serious than I expected. Narrator was great.

AmyG Thanks. I just reserved the audio at the library. 9mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @AmyG I hope you‘ll like it as much as I did! 9mo
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Absolutely loved this one.

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Started a little bit slow, but as I got in to it I couldn‘t stop reading. 4 stars

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Memphis | Tara M Stringfellow
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Put this one on your tbr!! Publishing date April 4th.
I absolutely loved this novel! It‘s about three generations of women and their lives and hardships in Memphis, Tennessee. Each chapter is a different point in time. The North women are strong and loving and I already miss them. Beautifully written.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

marleed I saw a prediction this morning that this is Jenna Bush Hager‘s May bookclub pick which is a great way to give attention to a book! 10mo
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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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Wow! I don‘t know why this book is not getting more attention. Beautiful, but sad. 4.5 stars.

Tamra It‘s a great one and can be read more than once! 11mo
Cortg This is my pick for bookclub in a couple months. I hope it doens't pick up too much love before that because I don't want a long library hold list 😂
I've heard great things!
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vlwelser I felt the same way about this. Definitely not getting enough attention. 11mo
BarbaraBB I agree with you and @vlwelser 11mo
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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This took me a long time to read. I liked it, but I‘m not sure I totally got it.

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Funny and emotional. Made me want to learn how to crochet.

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I liked this one. It tells the story of a serial killer mostly through the eyes of the women in his life.

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Yerba Buena | Nina LaCour
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Put this on your tbr for May. This is Nina Lacour‘s first adult novel. I loved her YA novel We Are Okay, and this one did not disappoint. There is a lot of sorrow in her novels, but also hope and love. The audio was great. Julia Whelan does a great job narrating as always.

LiteraryinLawrence I‘m glad you loved it! I am a fan of her YA as well and recently preordered this one. 12mo
LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it - I‘ve read a few of hers and really liked them, have this one on my TBR for Feb. 12mo
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Absolutely loved this book. The characters, the journey, the language. All fantastic.

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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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Fast, entertaining mystery. I had things figured out pretty early on, but still enjoyed it.

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Really enjoyed this book about family secrets and love.
Put it on your tbr. Coming out February 1.

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This was amazing on audio. Very exciting!
The only downside was that I had to rejoin audible to get it as it‘s an audible exclusive and not available on audio at the library yet.

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This was an action filled, fast read. However it was as a bit too violent for me.

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My Monticello: Fiction | Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
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Look at for this collection of short stories coming out October 5. My favorite was the novella My Monticello.
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the advance audio copy.

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L.A. Weather | Maria Amparo Escandon
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I was excited about this audio but it ended up not being for me. There were way too many life-altering events happening to this one family. I didn‘t feel I connected with any of the characters.

Hooked_on_books It really didn‘t work for me, either. I was so disappointed! 1y
Megabooks Yup! 1y
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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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Lovely! Funny and sad at the same time.

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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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Such a great romance.

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Such a great book. Loved the descriptions of Auckland, food and the special bond between sisters. Available on Kindle Unlimited.
Are her other books just as good?

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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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Great on audio. Highly recommend.

emmaturi Loved this book 1y
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Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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Such a great romance. Highly recommend.

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Sweet story, great on audio. 4 ⭐️

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Very entertaining. A perfect summer read. 4 ⭐️

Copwithabook I can‘t wait till mine comes in 2y
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This was such a fun, cute read that gave me warm feelings. Loved it.

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The Heart Remembers: A Novel | Jan-Philipp Sendker
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Just finished this beautiful final book in a trilogy. If you have not read The Art of Hearing Heartbeats yet, what are you waiting for?!

KathyWheeler I loved The Art of Hearing Heartbeats but didn‘t know it was a trilogy. 2y
ErikasMindfulShelf @KathyWheeler The last one just came out. I feel each book is it‘s own individual story as well so don‘t necessarily have to read them all. They are all great though. 2y
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The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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This was a fast, entertaining book, but not one I‘ll think much about now when it‘s done.
4 stars.
The Scent Keeper

SilversReviews I love her books…didn‘t know she had another. 7mo
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A Prophecy of Wings | Jane McGarry
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An engaging fairy tale following Lina who is thrust into the Fairy World to fulfill her destiny.
I loved the strong female characters and the message of kindness.
I would recommend this for ages 9-13.

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We Are Not Free | Traci Chee
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This is my book club read for the month. It‘s about 14 Japanese-American teens whose lives are upended after the attack on Pearl Harbor as they are removed from their homes and forced into incarceration camps.
4 stars