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Hilary427

Hilary427

Joined December 2019

Licensed Vet Tech who just can‘t stop reading!
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Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
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Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
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Hater | David Moody
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I really liked the concept of this book…I found some of the dialogue to be boring and repetitive, and the end was not what I expected, but overall, it was good. And I read it in less than 24 hours!
⭐️: 3.5/5

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The Devil All the Time | Donald Ray Pollock
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This book was fucked up and I loved it!
⭐️: 4.5/5

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Mehso-so

I had listened to a podcast about Cody Roman Dial, which made me super interested in reading the book. It‘s ok…it‘s mainly about a fathers guilt and regret. A memorable story! ⭐️: 3/5

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I read this one in two days! A good mystery. I loved the first 90% of the book, I did not find the end believable. But overall, a quick and entertaining page turner!
⭐️: 4/5

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So funny and good and hard to put down, I loved it! I really only ever saw Busy on Freaks and Geeks, but she‘s hilarious! Very readable.
⭐️: 4.5/5

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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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I wasn‘t sure how I felt about this one when I finished it…it was a slow start, but by the end I couldn‘t put it down. It was not what I expected, and I felt like there were a lot of loose ends, but it was definitely a page turner once I got through the first half!
⭐️: 3/5

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The Deep, Deep Snow | Brian Freeman
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I liked this one! A good, interesting child disappearance book, with memorable characters.
⭐️: 4/5

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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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Meh. Just meh.
⭐️: 2/5

Twainy 💯 2mo
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Mehso-so

I really enjoy true crime, but sometimes investigative reporting is a little bland for me. I didn‘t connect memorably with the women, so much so I couldn‘t even remember who was who. Also super annoying the killer hasn‘t been found, but that‘s not the authors fault!
⭐️: 3/5

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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I really enjoyed this book, especially the first half! I am about to start the TV series as well. Although it was weird, I found it hard to put down!
⭐️: 4/5

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The Invention of Wings | Sue Monk Kidd
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This book reminded me a lot of The Kitchen House, and I really enjoyed it! I had never heard of the Grimke sisters before, and I liked how the story was told from both Sarah and Handful‘s point of view.
⭐️: 4/5

LatrelWhite I must read this soon. It‘s been on my TBR list like forever…✔️ 4mo
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This was alright. I enjoyed learning more about intensive farming, and being an ethical meat eater. I feel like it got a tad long winded though.
⭐️: 3/5

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Such a cool book…lots of weird, gross, but mostly interesting facts about all things well, weird and gross!
⭐️: 4/5

julesG You had me at "gross" ? 5mo
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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Mehso-so

This book was just a little too sci-fi-ish for me. And a game where kids kill kids while gods play with and change the game is a little too Hunger Games-ish for me. I see why people like it, but HG was way better IMO. That being said I‘m sure I‘ll read the rest of the series, ha!
⭐️: 3/5

samuel.stone Have you read more yet?? I have to say I disagree heavily but I‘m sci-fi lover so if that‘s out of your domain i understand it. Still, only gets better from here!! 3mo
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Loved it! Such interesting information about death and what happens AFTER death.
⭐️: 4/5

ChaoticMissAdventures Doughty is Amazing! I loved her YouTube channel and have read all of her books glad you enjoyed this! 6mo
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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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I thought this book was great! I read it in a day. A good, easy thriller.
⭐️:4.5/5

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The Soulmate Equation | Christina Lauren
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Mehso-so

So corny. So cringe-y. Somewhat cute.
⭐️: 3/5

Prairiegirl_reading Oh no! Now I‘m glad I put it on hold in libby instead of using an audible credit. 6mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This was such a cute book, with great characters and a heartwarming story. My 10 year old reads it on repeat, so I gave it a go. It did not disappoint, great book for ALL kids!
⭐️:3.5/5

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The Captive: A Novel | Fiona King Foster
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Mehso-so

This started out as a 4, declined into a 3, and ended at a 2. I liked the setting and the premise of the book, but the book as a whole felt disconnected.
⭐️: 2.75/5

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Overall, this was a fast, interesting read. The ending seemed a bit rushed and forced, but I still enjoyed it. It definitely held my attention!
⭐️: 3.5/5

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Such a good book! Being that I‘m in my 30s, end of life care honestly doesn‘t pop into my mind all that often, but I love the way this was written. I was hesitant to read a book written by a surgeon, but he is a gifted author. Loved it!
⭐️:4/5

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Panpan

Man, this book was ROUGH. I don‘t even want to use the brainpower it would take to write a real review.
⭐️: 1.5/5

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This book was so good, I made multiple marks in it in the sections I wanted to reread. I NEVER do that! Maybe it‘s just where I‘m at in my life right now, but I think everyone can get something out of this book!
⭐️:5/5

ShelleyBooksie Agreed! 9mo
Scochrane26 It hit me at the right time, too. 9mo
IuliaC This one is on my list too 9mo
Messiejessie I loved this one too. One of my all time favourites 9mo
Ingamama1033 I heard an interview with the author on the radio and thought I would give it a try. I was surprised by how great this book is. Great storytelling. 6mo
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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Mehso-so

Eh. I liked the first half of this book, but then it just sort of floundered from there. Not terrible, not great.
⭐️:3/5

Twainy Thank you for reading this & taking one for the team. I‘m glad it didn‘t get better & I didn‘t miss anything. I liked the cover 😁 9mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I loved this book...I read it in a day! It is VERY similar to Handmaids Tale. Which is probably why I liked it. Great read!
⭐️: 4.5/5

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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A good thriller, with a few unexpected twists. The ending seemed a bit rushed, but I enjoyed it overall.
⭐️: 3.5/5

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The Host: A Novel | Stephenie Meyer
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Mehso-so

Ok...this book had a great plot, but it‘s about 400 pages too long! The same thing just happens over and over. It wasn‘t terrible but just needed to end!
⭐️: 2.5/5

rubyslippersreads This was one case where I preferred the movie. 10mo
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I‘ve only read a few of Perrotta‘s books, but he‘s great! I can connect with some of these characters, because I too am in my mid-thirties and somewhat bored. I like how everything got tied together.
⭐️: 4/5

Scochrane26 I think I read this one years ago. I remember the sex offender storyline a little bit. 10mo
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This was pretty good! I don‘t usually read short stories/essays, but there were a few I wish had been full fledged novels. So sad that the author died so young and tragically.
⭐️: 3.5/5

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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Why are KH‘s books so good??!? I loved this one, but I love almost all of her books. It was informative as well (I‘ve learned more about the Dust Bowl in the last 4 days than I did in 4 years of high school). Unexpected ending. Great book!
⭐️: 4.5/5

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The Ice Queen | Alice Hoffman
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Meh. I feel like this book wanted to give me some deep insights into the human condition, but I just didn‘t get it! It just didn‘t grab my attention.
⭐️: 2.5/5

Cheshirecat913 I just read this book and felt the same way! Luckily it was a short book or I might not have wanted to finish it. 11mo
Come-read-with-me Good to know - it‘s on reserve at the library but I may bow out. Thanks for the review. 11mo
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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I LOVED this book, it is probably my favorite so far of this year! It was very We Need to Talk about Kevin, mixed with The Good Son (remember that movie??!?) I read it in one sitting, I wish it hadn‘t ended...
⭐️: 4.5/5

Godpants I‘ve seen complaints that it‘s just exactly the same story as Baby Teeth, have you read that one? I may still give this one a try though. 11mo
Hilary427 I have not...if it is similar though it sounds like I need to read Baby Teeth! 11mo
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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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I liked this one! The short chapters kept the story moving along. It was a bit too long for my liking, but it was an easy read, with lots of twists!
⭐️: 3.5/5

MsMelissa I‘d really like to be wherever it is you are right now! Beach and ocean are much more appealing than cold and snow ❄️ 11mo
Tera66 Its freezing here in Colorado, would love to be where you are right now.😱 11mo
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What a great adventure book and true story of survival! Very easy to read, with short, concise chapters. It makes you wonder if you would have what it takes to survive...
⭐️: 4/5

mdm139 I read this awhile ago. I would definitely die. The bug bites alone.... 12mo
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This book is hard to put down...I read it in two sittings over two days! An anxiety and dread producing thriller. I didn‘t LOVE the ending but I always like my books to end wrapped up with a bow, with everything making perfect sense 😆 can‘t wait to read Reid‘s next book!
⭐️: 4/5

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Sadly, I knew nothing of this true story of the Mirabal sisters. Historical fiction is not usually what I read, but this story was well written, and I enjoyed getting to know all of the sisters individually and together.
⭐️: 3.5/5

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JAY-Z: Made in America | Michael Eric Dyson
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I thought this book would be more about Jay Z‘s life...before his amazing rise to fame, and after. It is not. This book was easy to read and had some interesting tidbits, but just wasn‘t the book for me.
⭐️: 2.5/5

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Great book! It follows the life of Sam Hill, a boy born with ocular albinism, meaning he has red eyes. Short chapters makes it go by quickly, and I really enjoyed the characters.
⭐️: 4.5/5

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SO GOOD! I finished this is one sitting. I do mildly hate that we didn‘t find out EXACTLY what was happening in the end, but that just shows how captivating the book was! Read it!
⭐️: 4.5/5

ChaoticMissAdventures Yes! I was also totally absorbed. His writing is compelling. 13mo
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Frog: A Novel | Mo Yan
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This book took me a MONTH to get through. It just did not capture my attention. Gugu was an interesting character but the rest were all forgettable!

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I read this book in one cold, blustery day! I needed a good thriller and this did not disappoint. This was my first time reading Ruth Ware and I will definitely read her other books as well!

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Mehso-so

I think this is a very important story to tell...but non-fiction is just so boring for me! So many names and people...I found myself skimming, A LOT. Heartbreaking story for Flint.

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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Great book! This story follows two girls growing up in Detroit. It starts when they are children and continues through their entire lives. It covers SO many different topics, in a real life, relatable way. Loved it!

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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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Mehso-so

My first time reading Toni Morrison... the chapters seemed to delve off occasionally which made it hard for my overworked brain to stay focused on. A very sad book on several levels, but easy to read.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Great book! It was a TEENSY bit long, but what a fun and memorable story it was!

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My Year of Meats | Ruth L. Ozeki
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This book was great! So much creepy information about hormones and cattle and slaughterhouses, but the story that‘s told is so easy to get into. I loved both of the female leads. This is a book you should read more than once!

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The Wicked Sister | Karen Dionne
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This book was pretty good! The ending felt a little rushed, and it‘s definitely not as good as The Marsh King‘s Daughter, but overall it was a good one.

LiteraryinLawrence Cool picture! 1y
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Peaches | Jodi Lynn Anderson
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So dumb. YA is never my FAVORITE, but these characters did not stick with me at all, and the writing was not great. I skimmed most of this because I was bored. No thanks!

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Mudbound | Hillary Jordan
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I really enjoyed this book! It‘s told from multiple points of view which kept me interested. The racist history in this country is heartbreaking, just like the end of this book. Great book!

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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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Like a lot of others have mentioned, it was a little “self-helpy” for me, but I think she has a lot of good insights. I read this while going through a difficult time and a lot of it hit home. It is quick, charming and funny.