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Jenken1998

Jenken1998

Joined September 2016

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Billy Summers | Steven King
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Started this one on audio while running errands with my hubby

amywithbooks I loved this book SO much! 3mo
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Another 5 star read for me from this author. An epic adventure of two brothers that have experienced a lot of loss and injustice in life. Looking for a fresh start their plan gets derailed by a smooth talking con man of a friend. Meeting kind and some unsavory characters along the way they must overcome many obstacles in order to move on. Will they get their fresh start or will injustice continue to plague them? One of my top 5 books of the year!

Crazeedi Omg, I am so excited to read this, his books have all been 5 star! 3mo
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Switching up reading spots and books. I want to save the last 200 pages of my previous read/audiobook for tomorrow while i shop and clean. Fancy decided to join me in my new spot. She is a readathon pro. #deweysreadathon

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Audiowalk this am. One of my favorite authors and so far this is 😍. I am already in love with these characters ❤ #deweysreadathon #audiobooks

Crazeedi I cant wait to read!!!! 3mo
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The Worst Witch | Jill Murphy
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Readathon weekend.. im starting tonight with this reread. 🧙‍♀️🧹🐈‍⬛🎃

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Read right through this last night. One of my favorite authors. A story about finding and making family and all the complicated messiness that goes with that. Izzy finds herself alone and pregnant. She is offered a chance to live with other expecting families and raise their children communally as part of an experiment. Not my favorite of his work but still good. I love his complex and conflicted characters #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

DrexEdit I read his Nothing to See Here in January and it‘s still one of the best books I‘ve read all year. I‘ll have to check this one out too! 😊 1y
Jenken1998 @DrexEdit i liked Nothing to See Here better but this was still good 1y
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October, October | Katya Balen
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October wrap up. A mix of thrillers, nonfiction, comedy, fantasy, childhood favorite, graphic novel.

A new favorite book I'm Thinking of Ending Things ❤

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Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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Up next #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo. These have been collecting dust on my TBR for a minute. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 1y
Bookishlie Green glass house was really cute. I enjoyed it ver much. I‘d like it there‘s a sequel:) 1y
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Don't Look for Me | WENDY. WALKER
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No one writes about messed up families like this author. Dual storyline about a grieving mother who goes missing and her daughters search for her. Twists and turns. Ending was a little weird but ok. 3.5 to 4 👩‍👧👩‍👧👩‍👧👩‍👧

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Goodnight Beautiful | Aimee Molloy
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Well this was fun. Pager turner. Fast paced. Hard to describe without spoilers. Newlyweds Sam and Annie return to his hometown. Sam starts building his psychology practice and then goes missing. Lots of unreliable characters, twists and turns.

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The Bear | Andrew Krivak
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❤ lovely little fable about a father and daughter the two last remaining humans on earth. A story about loss, survival and the beauty and generosity of nature. Stunning descriptive writing. I did not want this to end. 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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The Deep | Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
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Mehso-so

I don't normally read fantasy or sci fi so i really cant rate it. I loved the beautiful writing but thought the plot kind of boring

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Whew. That was twisted. Lane returns to the family she ran from to help look for her missing cousin. Dark secrets resurface. Predictable but good. #deweysreadathon

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Up next while #audiocleaning my house. I hear this is a good one. #deweysreadathon

sharread I really liked this book, but a lot of teenage romping around. 🤣😅🧡 1y
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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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Loved this work of NF. The author profiles death in other cultures. Its not morbid. Lol. Actually she is pretty funny. Having worked in the medical field for many years found this fascinating . Sometimes its pretty descriptive. Book 1 done #deweysreadathon 5💀💀💀💀💀

IuliaC I loved this one too ⭐ 1y
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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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Up first for #deweysreadathon. Cleaning the house while listening to this. Happy reading everyone

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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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You guys. This is good! I started it at bedtime. Kept me turning pages until i had the good sense to look up and realize it was 1:30am.. y'all i have to work today and then i need to finish a paper for school 😴🥴☠

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Shut the door i loved this creepy book. I like to be confused. if you like to be confused and love perplexing weird reads pick this up. I cant even give a synopsis without giving it away. Im going to reread right away. ❤❤❤❤❤

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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I could not put this down. Im already ready for a reread. Quirky, sarcastic, heartbreaking and heartwarming. Lillian is summoned by her bff, whi she has not seen in 15years, to live with her and her family. The catch, she has to nanny the step kids. Sounds easy, until she learns the kids literally catch on fire when upset. 5 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 for me.

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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It started strong. Ended bizarre. I'm not even sure what happened in the end? 1950s socialite Noemi travels to the creepy mansion where her newly married cousin is living and has become ill. There fiesty Noemi uncovers a horror in the house and in the strange family that rules from the house. Will she be able to save her cousin or herself from the walls of this prison home? Triggers for just about everything. 3.5 ⭐

Chelsea.Poole I felt the same! Loved the beginning but by the end I was scratching my head. 1y
j.rye I had to put it down for a while. I just couldn‘t with it. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
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Wanderers: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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Im not an apocalyptic read fan but my teen boy is. So this was our most recent audiobook. Its a beast. Took us 2 months of car rides to practice to get through. This has everything in it. Man v man, man v nature, man v machine. Great characters. The aging rockstar was our favorite. Mostly believable storyline. Lots of political opinions. Gory violence. Triggers for litterally everything. We liked it though 3.5 to 4 stars.

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I really enjoy this author. Her characters are great and mix of history and fiction are just how i like it. Not to dense with facts but enough history to educate me. 3 stories of 3 women in 1935 in the Keys when a monster hurricane approaches. A story of how these women endure not only mother nature but being a woman in that time. Excellent read. Triggers for domestic violence and natural disasters. 5🏝🏝🏝🏝🏝

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Neverhome: A Novel | Laird Hunt
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It took me awhile to get into the writing style. Vauge and dreamlike. i had to slow my reading to understand. Civil war era novel about Ash. A wife who leaves her home to fight with the union. She's an unreliable lead that had me trying to guess what was going to happen next and if what she was experiencing was reality. I did like it more than I first thought i would. Warning for graphic descriptions of war and numerous other things. 4 ⭐

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Wow. this was great. I couldn't stop listening. Great audiobook. A present day Nancy Drew.

Annie1215 I have this on my TBR - May have to consider for audiobook though! 1y
sb3626 You had me at Nancy Drew 1y
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Sweet! I read this straight through tonight. Love every single character. A cofessional notebook brings together an unlikely group of people who didnt know they needed each other. 5 star read for me.

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Mehso-so

Eh.. 3 stars. It was ok. I felt the same way about The Whisper Man. There was suspense. It was not scary. There was a twist. I was disappointed in the hastily tied up ending that was weird. I could think of a few other ways to end this that would of been more 🤯.

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The River | Peter Heller
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Loved this tale about 2 men on a canoe trip who end up in danger. Amazing descriptive writing. Man vs nature, man vs man and man vs himself.. covers it all. Lol. Beautifully tragic. A 5 star read for me.

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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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Gonna start this one.. I've heard mixed reviews but i am intrigued

sharread This one sounds good on my TBR. 👍 1y
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A Fine Dark Line | Joe R. Lansdale
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My first JL and it won't be my last. A coming of age story set in 1950s. Amazing characters. A southern gothic mystery set to the backdrop of the tense time it was when it came to race, sexuality, economics and women's rights. So much wrapped up in one nice little package. 🏚🏚🏚🏚 book 2 for #deweysreadathon #reversereadathon

kyraleseberg I loved The Bottoms, definitely need to check this one out! 1y
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He Started It | Samantha Downing
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Library run to pick up my holds, hubs is running errands so i am reading in the truck #deweysreadathon #reversereadathon

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A Fine Dark Line | Joe R. Lansdale
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After a 6 hour nap i am going to start a new one while the hubs makes breakfast ❤ #deweysreadathon #reversereadathon

TrishB 6 hour nap 😁 I don‘t even sleep six hours at night! 1y
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Loved my first read for #deweysreadathon #reversereadathon. BA firefighter Cassie moves in with her semi estranged mom and learns how to forgive others and herself. Read it cover to cover without stopping. 5 star read for me

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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valeriegeary Good looking stack! 👏🏻 1y
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Not sure what this was about. The environment, generational gap, consumption, politics, religion, the decay of society or all of the above? A group of teens and their oblivious parents spend time on the coast. a storm comes the kids leave the parents to strike out on their own into an apocalyptic world. There's angels, compounds, bad guys with guns, wise children and possibly God in a helicopter. At least i think there was. Good but 🤔 3 stars

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My TBR cart stares me down as i sit here and add 15 new requests to my library card 😁

Ladygodiva7 Yup. 😂 1y
Reggie Lol 1y
SW-T LOL! 😂 1y
janeycanuck That‘s why I always sit with my back to my TBR! 1y
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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A book in a book. What's not to love? Unreliable characters, suspense, paranormal spooky houses. Another great book from this author. A tad predictable but not distractingly so. Maggie inherits the house her family fled 25 years earlier. A house that made them famous and holds many secrets. Will she survive the house a second time? 🏚🏚🏚🏚

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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My turn for these two!!!

rjsthumbelina I have 100 pages left in Home Before Dark - it's great so far! 2y
Booklover2 Such a good book! 2y
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Emma in the Night | Wendy Walker
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Eh. Not bad but not 🤯. Story of a messed up family where 2 girls dissapear and eventually 1 comes home. Dual point of view told by the girl that returns and the forensic psychologist pushes it along. The girls point of view held my attention a lot better. 👩‍👧‍👧👩‍👧‍👧👩‍👧‍👧 3.5

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Yay. That was fun. Dual timeline, mystery, serial killer, and paranormal. What's not to love? Carley follows the trail of her long missing Aunt Viv to The Sun Down Motel. Once there she retraces the steps of her missing Aunt and finds something much darker than she bargained for. The motel has many secrets and they may be ready to be revealed. Will Carley reveal them or will she go missing like her Aunt? Lots of fun not too gruesome. 🔪🔪🔪🔪

ReadingOver50 Currently reading this 😄 2y
rajithr Viv 😍🤩 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife I really loved this book. 2y
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Pride of Eden: A Novel | Taylor Brown
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Excellent gritty read full of complex characters. Anse Caufield runs an animal sanctuary for rescued exotic animals. When he loses his prized lioness his grief is overwhelming. With his scarred and complex crew by his side he continues to rescue caged animals and find another lion to save and heal his heart. Triggers for descriptive scenes surrounding violence to animals and war. Tough to read at times. You could tell the author really researched.

Texreader Excellent review. 2y
Freespirit Great review! 2y
DGRachel Such a good book! 2y
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Pride of Eden: A Novel | Taylor Brown
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This weeks reads.. unfortunatly after my required school reading.

kyraleseberg I have read and loved all three of these! 2y
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Ordinary People | Judith Guest
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Remember this movie? I saw the audiobook and picked it up this week. I enjoyed it. A great look into grief, how people react and heal differently.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Finally got to this one. Love his writing. Always keeps me on the edge of my seat and second guessing myself ❤ Quincy survives a massacre, the only survivor, she becomes known as a "final girl". another "final girl" enters into her life with the intention of helping her heal. Will this friendship be therapeutic or will history repeat itself?

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Elevation | Stephen King
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I really loved this short story/ novella. Its not what you think of when you think of King. This is not scary at all but it is thought provoking. I thought it was a lovely tale of acceptance although a little cheesy in places.

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This was a sweet sequel to the first book about a determined heroine Aven. She was born with no arms but she doesnt let that stop her or her spirt. In the first book, Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, she deals with moving to a new town. In this book she deals with moving on to high school, bullies, school dances where she is dreading them playing the YMCA and overcoming her fears. Sarcastic kids with big hearts steal mine every time.

jewright I loved the first book. 2y
mdm139 Oh I didn‘t know there was a sequel. I will have to get it. 2y
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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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I enjoyed this which is amazing because I am not a fantasy or dark fairy tale reader for the most part. I grabbed it as an audio for my son (16) and i driving to and from practice. I liked it so much i bought a copy for my shelves. He is now demanding the next book for next weeks rides to practice.

ChasingOm The two books are so good on audio! 2y
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The Venus Trap: A Crime Novel | James Michael Ullman
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Mid month check in on the #readyoursign #libra @Clwojick @Meaw_catlady

The Venus Trap - pulp crime fiction (ruling planet) 4 stars

Rose - juvenile fantasy ( zodiac flower) 3 stars

The BSC #7 Boy Crazy Stacey. Graphic novel. (7th book in a series) 5 stars

Summer of a Thousand Pies. Juvenile fiction. (Loyal mc) 5 stars

When Breath Becomes Air. NF (air element) 5 stars

SH and the Adventure of the Blue Gem. Graphic (Saphire). 5 stars

Clwojick Way to go! You‘re doing great! 2y
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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Mehso-so

Eh..i thought the writing was beautiful. I just couldn't get into the subject matter or characters. i had a lot of trouble keeping track of characters and timelines. I still say 3.5 stars

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True Grit | Charles Portis
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Tonights bathtub read brought you by a young girl with lots of pluck and a cagey US Marshall who she talks into helping her bring the man who murdered her father to justice. Excellent book full of heart and adventure. 🐎🐎🐎🐎

MariaW I loved the movie, definitely have to check out the book. 😊 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Getting my #readyoursign tbr ready for June #libra @Clwojick & @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Yay!! Libras!! Great list! 💙♎️ 2y
Clwojick Curious to see how Pay It Forward is. I remember watching the movie ages ago. 2y
Jenken1998 @Clwojick ive never saw the movie so it will be new to me. I may watch the movie after. 2y
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