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Frecks-Booklover4life

Joined May 2016

When I've had too much reality, I open a book.
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I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
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Circe by Madeline Miller
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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
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Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
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The Mars Room: A Novel by Rachel Kushner
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This one via audible. I laughed and scoffed and rooted for her! When I bought the book , I didn‘t realize I was already familiar with the author. I‘ve been following her on social media for awhile now. She‘s had quite the come up!

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Ahhh this was such an easy read! I was rooting for the main character. One of my bucket list vacations is to trek and camp out in the Grand Canyon. There are guided tours I once obsessed over. Not sure I‘ll ever actually do it but this character did something similar.
FavQuote “The things we remember are what we hold on to, and what we hold on to becomes the story of our lives. We only get one story. And I am determined to make mine a good one.”

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Really enjoyed this one! Easy read and I was rooting for her! 🥰

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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“The only secret to love is kindness”

Love, loyalty, disfunction, mental illness and alcoholism all rolled in to make a beginning , middle and end. It‘s a good family drama. I recommend. #askagainyes #bookstagram #reads #bookworm

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Driving and ugly crying just driving and ugly crying. 😭💔

rather_be_reading oh no!! i better be careful when I read it then 7mo
marleed I understand! 6mo
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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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How to Walk Away - # 9. Beach reads are among us! Good enough that I finished it pretty quickly. You‘re young and in love and ready to take on the world. Then the next minute you are shattered and you have to reinvent what you and your life looks like.
⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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Listened to this one via audible and I loved it! I even listened to it outside of the car which I hardly ever do! Great narration! Quick and short chapters! Would def recommend it!

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I was really disappointed with this one. It was such a downer and was hard for me to even want to pick it up and finish. Granted, I wasn‘t aware of what exactly the story was about. Had I known I could have been better mentally prepared. Immigration, depression , family dynamics , death and adolescence. I finished it but I wouldn‘t recommend it.

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Quick read for me. Intriguing and heartbreaking. It is unfathomable the cruelty of genocide. Stories like these are hard to read but they are a must. I can‘t believe that people exist who try to challenge the credibility of the holocaust and it‘s survivors.

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The Passage .....#4 of 2019. You know the thing that I always notice about apocalyptic novels and movies is how quickly the world goes to shit. If the zombies ever come we will be DOOMED. Book was alright. I like the beginning and end but found the whole thing to be a bit Wordy at times. I found myself skipping over paragraphs quite often bc they held no value. I‘ll prob audible the 2nd one.

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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Loved, loved, loved this one ! As a parent I could completely relate to wanting the best for my children! I fell in love with this family and their love for one another! I‘ve been telling everyone about this book! I think it will be a favorite of 2019!

marleed I read this last fall and still think of it. I wish it were required reading because it just allows compassion to surround one‘s heart and mind. 6mo
Frecks-Booklover4life @marleed I think it should be required reading as well! 6mo
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Beastie Boys Book | Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
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This was a fun one! I loved all the cameo readers #audible. You get the idea that these boys stayed true to each other and never took themselves too seriously. Intro and final chapter was a brother tribute and all love. It‘s a book for music lovers and music maker!

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I‘m not typically a nonfiction reader. This was really outside of my box. That being said I was able to read it in its entirety. I highlighted lots of passages and had a lot of takeaways.

rather_be_reading stacked! 10mo
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I absolutely loved this book! Read it so you can love it too!

YouReadMyEyes Same! ❤️ 10mo
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You guys already know this was #reesesbookclub pick this month. I decided to start the sample. And by midnight I was already half way through. Very easy and quick read! I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn‘t wait to see how it would all end up!

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My mind hasn‘t been able to focus on the words therefore I haven‘t finished a book in awhile. I‘ve started quite a few. The words stayed in focus with this one. A mixture of isolation and strength. Loss and love.

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This quote had me walking to the register! Starting this one !

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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My first author event! Book thief is one of my faves! When I saw MZ was going to be here I couldn‘t pass up the opportunity to see him!

TheBookKeepers Ah jealous!!! Enjoy! 14mo
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Started this one on audible and went ahead and bought the kindle edition. 1. Because it‘s a great adventure and I can‘t wait to see what happens next and 2. Because this is a book I‘d eventually want my girls to read as they get older! 💗 I wonder if they will make this into a movie? 🤔

APLitlife Loved this book! Already preordered the next one. 1y
Merethebookgal Yup, the movie is in development. If I‘m remembering correctly I think she actually sold the movie right before the book deal! 1y
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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#StephenKing has given me a MindFK when it comes to cantaloupe. Not sure I‘ll ever be able to slice one without his vivid descriptiveness coming into play. #read #theoutsider
This one starts off strong ....a real page turner. By the end of it though .....it was just ok. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It‘s still worth the read.

JHSiess I'm with you on the cantaloupe. 😳 And for decades I've never hit the switch for the garbage disposal without thinking about a scene in 1y
Frecks-Booklover4life @JHSiess I haven‘t read that one yet! My kids love Cantaloupe and it‘s disturbing to chop it up at the moment! 🤭😣🤢 1y
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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What a page turner ! I can‘t wait to see how this is all going to play out! Work is getting in the way of my read time! 😑

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This has been my latest audible. And I have been mind blown 🤯 listening to it. It‘s an amazing story. It‘s about family, about tragedy and dysfunction, it‘s about a thirst of education and how far it can take you ! One of the best memoirs I have come across! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ms.Story One of my favs too! 1y
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I wanted a book to hold in my hands and pages to turn. Picked this up during my target run today.

Samplergal I know. Ebooks are fine but it‘s not a book. 2y
Frecks-Booklover4life @Samplergal sometimes you just need a book! 2y
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner

Starting the Mars room today. First few pages have me intrigued. I made it past the sample and had to buy.

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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I really enjoyed this one. ❤️

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Fate is a hunter

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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What a tragedy. I didn‘t want this story to be based on facts. You see, I had no idea what I was reading. I bought this one awhile ago and just got around to it. I read through it pretty quick. And truth be told some of these chapters were giving me anxiety. I admire the authors of historical fiction, there‘s so much work and research that must be done to honor these kind of stories! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Listened to this one on audible. I liked it, but I didn‘t love it. It started off quick. But I still have questions and the ending wasn‘t my favorite. I don‘t like endings that feel rushed and abrupt.

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The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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I had this on my TBR list a long time ago. And recently found it in the Lost and Found section at work. So of course I‘m going to read it! I‘ve always heard it was a good one. 70 pages in and it has my attention.

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I really enjoyed this one! I found it so relatable. The music and movies and actors mentioned were all so familiar to me. Very much my generation of pop culture! Some of her stories are prob stories I would have to the grave with if they were mine! Like the yogurt story! 🤣 Also, she‘s a great writer and story teller. Inly regret is that I didn‘t have it on audiobook! But it was a gift so, oh well.

LitLogophile I loved this, too! I listened to it on audio and I was hooked. The yoghurt story though 😂😂 2y
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I put this book down a few months ago for whatever reason. I decided to pick it back up the other day and haven‘t been able to put it down since. I flew through the rest of the book! It kept me guessing as to WHO DONE IT? It was a pretty good page turner and YA book! I‘m glad I finished it!

FeastOfFiction I loved this one too! 2y
MinDea I enjoyed this one too! 2y
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Ohhhhh the intensity and vibrancy of this novel! Beautifully written words with such detail to description! To have this life long love, this person who has imprinted on your soul is a gift and heartache all the same! Truly enjoyed this one!! I hope to see the movie soon.

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Holy moly man ! RIP to the way I used to see peaches.

sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 2y
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I couldn‘t resist it any more. Currently reading this as it‘s moving much quicker than my other read. A gentleman in Moscow will have to wait.

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I had a tee made just for me ! Love my Dr. Suess shirt! #allyouneedisabook

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What a steal! $2!! I‘ve read a couple of his earlier books and have always loved his dry, wittiness ! Looking forward to some laugh out loud humor!

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It‘s nice to have a book where I have to look up words and their definitions. I find myself really having to focus in on the descriptiveness of the paragraphs. Just getting started with this one. 😁

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I wish I could say that I loved it, since it is so beloved. It took me awhile to finish this one. It often made me fall asleep, and I wasn‘t in a rush to pick it up and find out what was happening on the next page. With the abrupt ending I find myself left with so many questions. I‘ll still take the kids to see the movie adaptation.

Texreader I think it is more of a kids book. I loved it as a kid but failed to get far when I tried to reread it. 2y
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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Let me start by saying I didn‘t hate it, I just didn‘t love it. I found it intriguing and some of her commentary and delivery humorous at times. But she‘s had a really rough go the first half of her life. Because her reading and writing style is elementary it made me happy to be listening and not reading. I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️.#stillafan

britt_brooke Completely agree with you. 2y
Frecks-Booklover4life @britt_brooke I‘m glad someone does ! Lol. 2y
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Book #6 of 2018. Because for some reason I‘ve never read this ! And also because the movies coming out soon. I‘ll be that one who will say how much better the book is!

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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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The trials and tribulations!! You just never know one persons struggles! I‘m really glad I‘m listening to this and not reading. I‘m not sure I‘d be able to get through reading it. It hasn‘t been what I was expecting but none the less, it has my attention while driving.

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Shawshank Redemption | Stephen King

Looking for a Great Stephen king book to get lost in. I haven‘t read any of his new stuff. Anyone have any recommendations ???

APLitlife The Stand! 2y
Frecks-Booklover4life I read that one already . 2y
ephemeralwaltz ?? Have you read this one? - I got VERY lost in it 2y
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Frecks-Booklover4life Thanks @ephemeralwaltz and @APLitlife, read both of those! Was wondering about his more current stuff. 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Frecks-Booklover4life ooh sorry - I haven't read much more - Joyland - but it wasn't that good!! 2y
APLitlife I haven‘t really been able to get into his newer stuff. 2y
Zelma A co-worker enjoyed Revival, though I can‘t vouch for it. And Mr. Mercedes is supposed to be good, plus I think there‘s a tv series of it. (edited) 2y
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What a page turner! At times it was a difficult read but it was truly a great story. Not everything is always so black and white. And this is why readers can often empathize more than others. We get to see all the angles.

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It‘s making me sooo uncomfortable ! And I‘m just beginning. 22% in. Anyone else reading this?

Jess7 I‘ve heard this is very difficult to read, but very good. My bookclub irl read it, but I missed that month. 2y
Frecks-Booklover4life I read some reviews before I bought it so I kinda knew what I was in for. And it has such a high rating that I decided to check it out. But damn it‘s make me squeamish! @Jess7 2y
Jess7 I own the ebook of it. I want to read it eventually, but I‘d have to be in the right frame of mind bc of the child/adult romance that I‘ve been told exists in the book. I think I would be grossed out too. @Frecks-Booklover4life 2y
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Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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I could have read this book in one day if I didn‘t have kids , a husband , a job and sleep that needed my attention. It was a page turner, because who doesn‘t love love? I‘m actually sad it‘s over. I wasn‘t ready. My favorite of 2018 so far. Easily.

Reviewsbylola Ugh I almost bought this at the airport. Now I wish I would have! 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This book has no chill. Pops off right from the jump!

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Ok....so I liked it. I didn‘t Love it. I‘ve read better thrillers. I probably read too many reviews and was expecting like a magic unicorn or something. I did want to see how it was all going to end though. Some of it had me rolling my eyes, overall I‘ll give it a PICK. What shall I dive into next??

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Starting Book #2 of 2018. I‘ve read lots of great reviews. I hope I like it as much as everyone else!

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Such a fun, quick read! I loved all the behind the scenes stuff! And very relatable as fellow introvert.

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Finally getting started with one from this author! I've heard great things! #hispanicreads #junotdiaz