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FeastingOnFiction

Joined May 2016

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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For such a great story, this was a really quick read. I don‘t know how it‘s possible, but I think I love Khai and Esme (My) even more than I love Michael and Stella. This read wasn‘t as “lusty” as The Kiss Quotient, but I found it to be more lovey 💕. Ms. Hoang has really hit her stride with character development in this second book; two beautifully complex, strong characters are to brought to life with an equally beautiful and emotional story.

annahenke I love these two books! She's one of my fave new authors. 4d
FeastingOnFiction @annahenke same! Her and Jasmine Guillory are my two new faves. 4d
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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If this wasn‘t the cutest damn story?!? Not to mention surprisingly lusty (😘😘)! And the characters were absolutely charming; you rooted for them and sympathized with them, and wanted them to win. Such a good read

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Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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A delightful read. Jasmine Guillermo truly has a gift for writing fun rom-coms with a little more depth. Her characters always ring true, and her meet-cutes refreshing. A perfect spring read.

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Central Station | Lavie Tidhar
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Alas you and I are just not on the same page right now. But I have no doubts we will find our way back to each other when the timing is right. Until then, 👋🏿

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Your One & Only | Adrianne Finlay
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Reading slump CONQUERED!!! And all thanks to this little gem. So good!! A little sci-fi, a little romance... I was hooked! I definitely recommend.

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Holy forking shirtballs, was this a good read. I loved the authors writing style, but the story was truly good. It was light like a rom-com but not just fluff. The characters were so well formed, even the side characters, that I could see them walking around in real life. I can‘t wait to read more by her.

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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I‘m so upset that I just COUKD NOT get into this book no matter how hard i tried.

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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My rebound relationship

EchoCharlie The show is so much better 4mo
FeastingOnFiction I‘ll have to check it out because the book crushed my joy. I had high expectations. 4mo
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The Royal We | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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After much consideration The Royal We and I have chosen to pursue a conscious uncoupling. We part with mutual respect and best wishes for our separate futures.

britt_brooke 😆 1y
Chrissyreadit Best non review ever. 1y
Jess7 🤗🤗 1y
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The Royal We | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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Real talk, you guys. I don‘t think me and this book are going to make it 🙁. I‘m only about six chapters in (and that has been a struggle) and I‘m not invested in the story or any of the characters, and to top it all off I just read the word “quotidian” used by a character who doesn‘t seem like the type to use that word in the way they used it. I‘m not in love with this book. I‘m not even in like; I‘m in indifference.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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2. Don and Rosie from The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
3. Peony, Bleeding Heart, and Dahlia
4. Whatchamacallit, Coffee Crisp, Bounty
5. Magenta 😉
@JoScho #manicmonday #butdoneonwednesday ?

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How to Change a Life | Stacey Ballis
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Delightful!

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BOOK CRUSH ALERT! an absolutely delightful read! Don is a uniquely charming character with humor & nuance, whose social struggles are played to hilarious and relatable effect. Rosie could've easily been a Manic Pixie Dream girl trope but instead Graeme takes that and mashes it with the fire & intelligence of a Grey's Anatomy Callie Torres character. This is definitely in my top 5 #summerreading list.

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I look forward to Chicago's Printers' Row Lit Fest ALL YEAR! I got to attend 2 great author events (#SamanthaIrby #ScaachiKoul and #JennyAllen in conversation with #TriciaBobeda of #nerdettepodcast , and #LuvvieAjayi in conversation with #LollyBowean), and I went on a pretty sweet (though conservative by my standards) book spree. Life is good!

KtheBookwyrm I went for the first time this year! I didn't get to attend any of the talks or workshops but I did get to browse though some of the stalls 2y
FeastingOnFiction @KtheBookwyrm that's the best part imho. The author events are just a bonus. Though if you go again next year I highly recommend going to one. The tix are usually free and they always have some great authors attending who then sign their books. Schedules are posted well in advance for convenience 🙂 2y
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Wedding Girl | Stacey Ballis
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Stacey Ballis is one of my favorite authors. As a bit of a "foodie fiction" addict she's basically a goddess to me. I'm barely three chapters in and I've already drooled on myself imagining some of the dishes in this book.

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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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Finished this good read during my usual lunch & lit. Loved this book! The movie definitely varies from the book in some areas but the heart and tone are the same. The writing was surprisingly beautiful for the genre which I think is what I enjoyed most. If your a fan of zombie stories, or stories with heart, or romances, or you liked the movie... I highly recommend this book.

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Fun read! Awkward Black Girls of the world UNITE!! ✨🙎🏿✨

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Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
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I think surprise ARCs should be a part of every post-op recovery plan. Definitely put the pep back in my step

Graciouswarriorprincess Ohh, I can't wait for this! Happy reading and recovery! 2y
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The Last Chinese Chef | Nicole Mones
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This was a fun light read. As a fan of foodie fiction I enjoyed reading about the food history and culture of China, a cuisine I have not yet explored beyond the Americanized version (which I'm to understand is as close to the real thing as banana flavored laffy taffy is to a real banana). The characters were engaging and the writing was well done.

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Finally got through it! Definitely worked better for me as a audiobook. Really delightful to listen to (the the narrator seemed to switch a couple of characters voices up part way through), and much easier to keep up with all the POVs and characters. Would definitely recommend.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Amazing read by an amazing writer! Going to a private Catholic school I wasn't given the chance to read a lot of the classics from high school reading lists. So glad I finally got a chance to read this. However... I am now super paranoid! The events of this book feel just a little too possible today.

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Let's try this again. So far the audiobook is working for me.

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#RequiredReadingThursday If you have to ask why you should read this, then you should probably read it twice.

theladygreer Nicely put. 2y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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#WTFTHATENDING Pinborough shows that while love stories are all well & good, a toxic love story is much more fun to read. I was completely intrigued until the very end where I found myself completely SHOOK. I actually finished a few days ago but had to go back to reread that ending a few more times with a stiff drink. Didn't help though as I am still in a perpetual state of WTF (in a good way!).

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MY GAWD! Luvvie's left no wig unsnatched, no tea unpoured... shade is aplenty and e'erbody got dragged by their baby-hairs. She's that bff who in their love for you will NOT allow you to get away with ANYTHING! She will call you on your BS and then read you until you do better. Making you & the world, better for it. I am living for Ms. Ajayi these days. She makes petty into art. I highly recommend you pick this up and learn how to do life better.

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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My Friday Lunch Read. Got an ARC of Sarah Pinborough's new book and so good so far. Sick baby kept me detained but started yesterday and already 9 chapters in (despite full time work and family)and wanting more. I am thoroughly intrigued. Book drops January 31st and right now I definitely recommend it.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I knew when I heard the siren call of this book, the dark book-depression of Winter2016 was over. It's far from being a cheery read but it has made me feel refreshed and excited for a new year of reading, so I'll take it.

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Bailedbailed

I just could NOT get into it, but I'm 99% sure it was because I was distracted by other goings on. I really liked the writing and characters and story I just couldn't get my mind to concentrate. So I'm bailing to try again another day when I can give the attention this book deserves.

scripturient You could also try the audio adaptation. It's really good. 😊 2y
FeastingOnFiction Good idea! I was just wondering how the audio version is. 2y
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Moyes switched between timelines with such ease, and the characters were really great (flawed but empathetic). To me there's a difference between "love story" and "romance story", and this is a good LOVE story! Jennifer and B's relationship could easily have been a distressed-damsel cliche (all "star-crossed love" & "fate conspiring against them") but instead their love was honest & believable. I would suggest this as a great snowy day read.

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#LitTweetTuesday This book completely rocked my reading world. In high school it seemed like all my books were off of a school/parent approved list until I came across this. This book liberated me to a world where I could read about anything, not just vampires but aliens and Scottish Clans and awkward teenagers (oh my)... there were so many more stories than I had known. I was never the same after this book and it's been GREAT!

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Election | Tom Perrotta
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#LitTweetTuesday In honor of #election2016🇺🇸 I suggest Election by Tom Perrotta. I saw the movie first and loved it, but the book turned out to be even better (as is usually the case). The character of #TracyFlick was so much more sympathetic which made her even more enjoyable #bookstagram #booklife #youarewhatyouread

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On a Pale Horse | Piers Anthony
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#LitTweetTuesday: On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony. A coworker at the time insisted that I check out the Incarnations of Immortality series and I absolutely loved it. I had just started making a conscious effort to broaden my reading horizons and this was definitely out of my comfort zone. I love the series as a whole but I definitely have my favorites and this is one of them. First of a series is always the first love #bookstagram

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Why am I surprised by how much I like this??

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Meaty: Essays | Samantha Irby
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I really like this book. As her first book it was a little rough around the edges. It didn't always flow in any sort of order, but it was honest, funny, and had a fresh perspective. Samantha Irby may not be everyone's cup of tea so approach with caution, a little cynicism, a lot of humor, and tacos.

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Meaty: Essays | Samantha Irby
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Regarding the unfounded allegations that I took a day off of work to attend my local library's used book sale... I will neither confirm nor deny such rumors, but will instead let the evidence speak for itself.

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Bryn Greenwood: Destroyer of Worlds. What an amazing read. Some have compared this to Nabokov's Lolita but I think that's a lazy comparison, IMHO. Where Nabokov's Humbert was pitiful & repugnant in his affinity for young girls, Kellen's love of Wavy is so unexpected & pure. The progression of their love is beautiful and painful to read. I found myself simultaneously hopeful for, and disapproving of the relationship. Ugly and wonderful indeed.

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I'm not normally a thriller/twisty plot kind of reader but... I thought this was fantastic! I listened to the audio any chance I could, I was so enthralled. The pace was perfect, and the characters we well thought out. I know some believe it's not as suspenseful as other reads but the author never let the question of "whodunnit" ease, and kept me second/third guessing. Thoroughly enjoyable read and I would recommend it in a heartbeat.

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This is my intro to audio books. So good! Has me commenting out loud in my car

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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A fun read. I particularly liked the detailed birth plan... Laughed out loud

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You Know Me Well | David Levithan, Nina LaCour
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Took me right back to high school, and all the drama/excitement/anxiety with it. The intensity of first love, heartbreak of a crushes crushed, first realization that your besties won't always be your friends. How you'd do anything to be a "grownup" but also terrified of what that meant. This was my first time with collaborative writing and I think the authors did a great job. Gave the characters distinct voices while keeping the story connected

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You Know Me Well | David Levithan, Nina LaCour
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Went on a book binge (though 2 are from Goodreads Giveaways) in hopes of reviving my reading. I'm embarrassed (and concerned) to say my reading has been sh*t. I've all but abandoned "Yes Please" and "Good Omens", and those were 2 books I was super excited to get into. My life funk is starting to invade my happy place (reading). Here's hoping one of these will reboot my love of reading. This is a desperate S.O.S. Wish me luck.

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I really like this book. It was just enough familiarity with old characters to bring me right back to this beloved world, but the new characters made it interesting and fresh. I really loved the plot. The daddy issues theme was more overt and dominating than I would have liked, but still a really good story.

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Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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I've been having a rough couple of weeks (work stress, sick 11mo old, insomnia...) so I took a pause on my new reads to take in what is for me the literary equivalent of comfort food. Whenever times out rough I ALWAYS return to one of my favorite series: (Outlander or Harry Potter usually) and it's like a much needed hug and a relaxing bath all at once no matter how many times I read them (+5).

Rebekaaah I do the same!! Better than comfort food for sure! X 3y
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Mehso-so

I was a big Sookie Stackhouse fan but the series ended very blah for me. At book 10 It was clear Ms. Harris was over this story and eager to end it & move on. Having said that, I really enjoyed the series as a whole. Strong female lead, action, well formed secondary characters... It was a fun read!

Rebekaaah I still haven't read the final book! I loved the series to begin with, but the later books became very blah and thin on story. I don't know if can be bothered at this point to finish it lol 3y
FeastingOnFiction @Rebekaaah I know what you mean. I started to lose interest around book 10 but at that point I had invested so much time in the story I had to finish. If you're like me you'll just be glad to have a conclusion and put the story to rest, but they don't hold up to the rest of the series IMHO 3y
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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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This was the first book to ever break my heart, and that's a good thing. The visceral emotion I felt when I read this in junior high set the bar for my reading expectations ever since. It changed my reading world completely.

AliceInWonderLibrary The first book to break my heart was 3y
Tav I had a very similar experience when I read this book!! 3y
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Great read! At first I found all the 80s references charming enough to keep me reading. But the story really picks up and I got hooked. Awesome 80s trivia weaves into a completely engaging story where economic hardship is the norm and opportunity to do better is relegated to 1 winner-takes-all quest

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I enjoyed learning the sordid history of some of the worlds' most controversial, and arguably delicious foods, but I could have done with less political commentary. Frescoes really knows how to tease the reader and draw them in, but he lost me when he went from ardent foodie to soapbox preacher.

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I can't with this series. I ended up reading ALL 3 just because a friend insisted that it was actually great and I was crazy. It was not. I am not. And that friendship is on shaky ground.

OSChamberlain Hahahahahaha. I agree on the friendship part. I can't trust anyone who enjoyed that series. 3y
FeastingOnFiction I started doubting what type of person I was that I'd be friends with someone who would recommend this. 3y
Rebekaaah I read all 3 too and it's the worst load of drivel I've ever read! I don't get why people like it? It's not sexy or romantic when someone controls your life!! 🙄 3y
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AnnaDesourdy Haha no friendship is worth that! 3y
CaroPi I simply don't respect any woman who read this and say was good. 3y
FeastingOnFiction @CaroPi imagine my horror when I found that women I know (some truly brilliant individuals) actually LIKeD this series. I had to reevaluate my opinion of them. Still think they're brilliant but this flaw has humanized them to me lol 3y
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Mehso-so

I really loved the concept of this book, but it left me with too many questions. What was Tempest doing in this "new life"? Why this specific angel? Tempest wasn't a well rounded character. All flaws no redeeming quality. The book was too short for the story he wanted to tell.

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Full Dark, No Stars | Stephen King
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First intro to Stephen King because I'm a chicken) and avoid scary stuff. But this. THIS! Blew me away. The dark side of what happens when ordinary people find themselves extraordinary situations. I apologize for not paying my respects at the throne of Mr King sooner. I am now a most loyal subject.

QueenAnne And so, a new King admirerer is born. Welcome into our clan! Now get to it, because you are way behind hihihi 😉 a few tips: Rose Madder, Dr. Sleep, Thinner, It, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Misery, Stand by Me and so on and so on 😉❤️📚 sweet dreams.. *beep beep* 3y
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