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JenDR
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My friend gave me this book to read during my lunch breaks. I will report back on which theory I find the most interesting.

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When you are running out of time to meet your goal reading goal for the year! I have started getting creative with what counts towards the goal. Let‘s count a book I have to read for work - why not?

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So as I have a thing for Victorian literature I decided to read/listen to a book of manners written during the time. It is a great laugh. I am beyond clumsy, so I know for a fact that I would utterly fail getting in and out of a carriage in a big hoop skirt or the like. It makes me really appreciative of the fact I live in 2019 and not 1860. If just for the fact that I can walk across the room by myself unaccompanied by a man in a public place.

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My current read. I am really enjoying the various footnotes/asides that pop up from time to time.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I can not put this book down. Stayed up to 4:00am reading it last night. Determined to finish it today. I understand what my friend meant who gave me the book to read. “Don‘t read it hungry.” Living in Asia all the food descriptions gets your mouth watering.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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We accidentally started up an unofficial book club at work. (If you are wondering how you accidentally start a book club. We passed around The Manga version of Marie Kondo‘s Joy of Tidying Up, till we had all read it. )Our second pick - Michelle Obama‘s Becoming. This time we all got our own e-book copy. Trying to read while commuting to work.

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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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Time for a new lunch break book, I took my previous one home to finish last weekend. I am excited to see how John Grisham tackles non-fiction.

ljuliel My favorite Grisham book. Wish he‘d write more true crime, but I saw an interview he did where he said he‘d never write another true crime book. This one is o good. 1mo
JenDR @ljuliel - I finally finished this book. It was good. I wish he would write more true crime as well. 1w
ljuliel I‘m glad you liked it. I like the cover on that one. I‘ve only ever seen the all black one. 1w
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To anyone who has read this book already - does it get better? A friend gave me a copy of this book because she loved it so much. I am trying to read it to be polite - but I am finding this book rather tedious. To be fair -Self help is not a genre I particularly enjoy.

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I try to read at least one horror type book in October every year. It isn‘t a genre that I love but have found some gems on occasion. Thought I would give this one a try. It has been awhile since I read a “ghost” story.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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My new book to read during lunch time. I have managed to avoid spoilers for this book and the TV show. Guess it is time to see what the hype is about. I liked The Husband‘s Secret, so I am looking forward to this one.

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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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On my day off I have cleaned my place, did the laundry, went grocery, packed my lunches for the week and finished my report for work. Now, my reward before bed time - I get to start this. I have only been waiting 20 years since I read The Handmaid‘s Tale.

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Do you ever play music that matches the vibe of the book you are reading? Just started this book last night and can‘t put it down. It is bringing back so many memories of being a teen in the 90s. Had to put on some TLC and Britney while reading this morning.

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Operation Playboy | Kathryn Bonella
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Picked this book up at the airport on my way back from Bali. I thought it would be interesting to read about the underworld of one of my favorite vacation spots. I enjoy a good true crime nonfiction and this is hitting the spot. I needed a break from fiction.

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The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
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I am thinking about traveling to Australia next year for a big milestone birthday that is looming. I like to read books set in the country before I go. Thus starting this one today. Any other books set in Australia that you can recommend?

melissajayne An excellent book. (edited) 2mo
melissajayne There is also 2mo
Caroline2 The Dry and The Lost Man are great books set in the Australian outback! 👍🏻 I love reading books that are set in my future holiday destination too!! 😉 2mo
JenDR Thanks for the recommendations. 2mo
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Barn Blind | Jane Smiley
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When your plane is delayed + 50% off sale at airport bookstore = a book haul.

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Starting my fourth book of my vacation on the plane home. Can I finish it before we land? I am up for the challenge!

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The Zahir | Paulo Coelho
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Too long to type out. Checkout the picture. This paragraph rang so true for me.

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Portrait of a Lady | Henry James
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Fourth try to finish this is audiobook. I think I might have found the perfect place to listen to it.

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The Zahir | Paulo Coelho
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Just started the third book of my vacation.

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Chestnut Street | Maeve Binchy
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Second book of my vacation. This was perfect poolside reading for me. Quick light stories. Couldn‘t put it down.

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Us: David Nicholls | David Nicholls
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Stumbled across a used book store while walking to the beach. Yes, I stopped and got one more to add to the pile.

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The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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Starting the first book of the vacation while waiting for my flight!

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Juliet, Naked | Nick Hornby
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I really enjoyed this book. Haven‘t seen the movie yet. The part of the book that I related to the most was the description of the pretentious fans on the website for Tucker‘s music. Hornby did an excellent job of capturing the contempt the “super” fans have for casual fans. How they want to flaunt their superior knowledge of the subject but are deathly afraid it will get too popular and be subsequently ruined.

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The Black Sheep | Sophie McKenzie
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I figured out the twist shock ending of this book in no time flat. Maybe because of that I just never really connected to this story. If you love domestic thrillers then maybe you will have better luck than l did.

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JenDR
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Middlemarch is one of my favorite novels of all time, so I had to read this when I stumbled across it in a book sale. I am enjoying the book so far. I am having to pace myself with reading it as I am reading it during my lunch breaks at work.

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Read this book as part of a book swap with a friend. I struggled at parts of it. I felt the book was too long. What I love about Agatha Christie is the brevity of her novels. It‘s quick.

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A new co-worker gave me this one to read a few weeks ago. This domestic thriller kept my attention enough to finish it but I guessed the reveal rather early on. I thought the character of Ruby, the teenage daughter was well done. Recognized the angst.

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Spot of Bother | Mark Haddon
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I keep picking up books about middle aged men having some sort of mental breakdown. I kept comparing this book to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. As for a Spot Of Bother, I enjoyed it but didn‘t like it as much as Haddon‘s The Curious Incident of the Dog at Midnight.

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The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
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Read this a few months ago. I am glad I finally got around to it. I was completely absorbed by it.

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Did anyone else feel that the stepfather having the affair with the next door neighbor as overkill? Like it was too much?

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A Suitable Boy | Vikram Seth
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I started reading this massive book the other day. I am impressed by how many characters have been introduced in the first 150 pages and how invested I am in them. I was reading the part about a committee meeting at the university the other night and we lost electricity. I broke out the flashlight to see how it ended.

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Unconsoled | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I loved this book but felt like at times a wall of text was washing over me. At other times I was swept into the story and anxious about the schedule of events.

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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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I read this book a few months ago and it has stayed with me. Images from it and the sense of loneliness it invokes. Also the moral dilemma Linda faced.

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I don‘t read a ton of YL so I am not sure I have read enough works to compare it to. I enjoyed the story of the book and liked that it was set in modern day Osaka. I felt there was some problems with the book. In my opinion the book would have been improved by having the friends give their thoughts on the planned suicide. The book brings up a serious topic but I don‘t think explores it enough before the final decision is made.

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The Jungle School | Butet Manurung
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I love when I stumble upon a good book that isn‘t my normal cup of tea. A co-worker who loves this book loaned it to me. As I am a teacher living in Indonesia(in a huge city, though)it hit home for me with the teaching challenges. Learning all about life in the jungle was fascinating. The copy I read had several misprinted pages, so I would love to re-read a correct copy.

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Not my normal cup of tea but I couldn‘t put this book down. I read it in one afternoon sitting by the pool. Drinking problems have plagued my family so I tend to avoid fiction that portrays it. I am glad I made the exception for this novel.

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Just finished this book. It was such a good read. It makes me look at nature and the beauty of it in my everyday life, more. I was also inspired to put 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on my TBR list. A book that I have avoided for over two decades.