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Jbakesmcgee3

Jbakesmcgee3

Joined May 2016

"Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?" Henry Ward Beecher ???Music teacher ??‍?lover of giant tomes and true crime ???
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56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard
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🎉🎉🎉🎉

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Fun thriller!! I want to read her backlist now too

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The Nineties: A Book | Chuck Klosterman
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I have read and enjoyed Klosterman in the past, so when I saw he was writing a book about the 90s I was thrilled. I don‘t know if it is the current climate or just me changing, but this book feels like the author is creating a series of elongated tweets, inserting as many SAT words as possible making fun of the public figures responsible for our entertainment. What I was hoping would be a fun journey back was like reading a rant on social media.

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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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A really lovely story with all the feels

TrishB It definitely was a lovely read. 4mo
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Violeta | Isabel Allende
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Thanks to Netgalley for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wow! This book has so many qualities that I love in a novel: long sweeping timeline, beloved supporting characters, interesting setting and history embedded in the story. I did find Violeta to be insufferable at times, particularly in her motherhood choices, which made me frustrated as a reader, but ultimately made the story seem realistic and more interesting.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed all of the art in this book! It was fun to learn about Angelica, a model for many sculptures around NYC based upon an real person. It was also interesting to learn about the Frick family and their legacy in the art world, and wild dysfunction. I‘ll say that the characters Veronica and Joshua in the 60s we‘re sort of underdeveloped for me.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read this one! 4mo
Jbakesmcgee3 If you like historical fiction you‘ll love it! 4mo
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The Ballerinas: A Novel | Rachel Kapelke-Dale
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ a behind the scenes look into the French ballet world, some things I felt got lost in translation but overall an interesting book

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The Good Lie | A. R. Torre
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I wouldn‘t say I “enjoyed” this one but it was suspenseful and well written and kept me entertained!

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Still Life | Sarah Winman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this was a heartwarming lovely book. Loved all of the art and the love for Florence. It was a little unbelievable at times but still a happy nice story

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Greenwich Park | Katherine Faulkner
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoyed this book even though it was sort of predictable

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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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⭐️⭐️ I love Liane Moriarty books usually so I was surprised with this one. Just too ridiculous for me 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ not my favorite Sager but still enjoyable with some No Exit vibes

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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this one made me cry so hard my husband thought I was going into labor! 😂😬 whoops

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Getaway | Zoje Stage
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this one was scary!!

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Wild Women and the Blues | Denny S. Bryce
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I didn‘t really love the present day timeline, felt rushed and awkward.

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Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for fans of Daisy jones and books about music

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this thriller!!!

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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 😳😱

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This campy book was a fun mixture of single white female and desperate housewives behaving horribly with outrageous consequences

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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As a horror movie fan, I absolutely loved this book! It has a little “The Secret History” vibes in a YA style. Great for fans of horror and mysteries!

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Red Dragon | Thomas Harris
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ so creeeeeeepy!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ some pacing issues and I didn‘t love the ending but otherwise a really cool book!

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Gold Diggers: A Novel | Sanjena Sathian
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Meh, I hope the adaptation by Mindy Kaling is better than the book!

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Little Secrets | Jennifer Hillier
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I liked Jar of hearts more but a fun thriller nonetheless!

Jeannineth I agree! I can‘t wait to read more from this author. 14mo
Jbakesmcgee3 For sure!!! She knows how to really get me hooked into a story! 14mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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A little lengthy but other than that I really enjoyed this one!

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I really enjoyed this regency era mystery with a female amateur sleuth!

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Winter Counts: A Novel | David Heska Wanbli Weiden
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ wow wow wow I loved this book!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ such a nice cute story with a lot of my favorite things: Books and Team Trivia

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Girl A | Abigail Dean
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ eeeeek so messed up!

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The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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All the stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Caroline2 Enough said...stacked!! 😆 2y
Jbakesmcgee3 You won‘t be disappointed, Baldwin‘s wit and honesty shine through its an incredible book and quick read 2y
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The Swap | Robyn Harding
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Whaaaaaaat did I just read? It‘s insane!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love the story of Lara Jean! You could tell the authors heart wasn‘t in writing another story about her, but I still liked it anyway

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ what an ending to an amazing saga!!! I‘m so sad it‘s over

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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reminded me of Karin Slaughter, not for the faint of heart, a great thriller

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I really enjoyed this book, major TW that the author gives on the first page. Very nostalgic for me as it is about a pop group in the early 2000s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Catherine House: A Novel | Elisabeth Thomas
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Creepy! I loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Real Life: A Novel | Brandon Taylor
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this book deals with some really hard emotions and themes but is so impeccably written

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Happy and You Know It | Laura Hankin
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We rented a house boat for two days to celebrate our one year anniversary! 💝 haven‘t felt this relaxed since January 😂

Sharpeipup Congrats! 2y
Jbakesmcgee3 Thank you! An eventful first year to say the least :) 2y
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I LOVED the first half!!! It was so creepy and reminded me of Wuthering Heights or Rebecca which I LOvED! The second half with the reveal was not for me, too magical and icky. Definitely glad I read it though

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I Loved this incredible set of short stories, I hope she continues to write short stories because she is incredible

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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This opening quotation! 😍

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Lakewood: A Novel | Megan Giddings
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Whoa.

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Love this saga so much! Was not as good as the first two, but I can tell is gearing up for the final installment!

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ loved this book so much! Maybe my favorite of the four

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I loved this book. This multigenerational, decades spanning book is so artfully crafted with its irrevocable choices that affect characters differently and permanently. Systemic racism is another main character in this book, sending characters on widely divulging paths. So many different layers and plots and complicated emotions in this family‘s story. An incredible novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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