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Jenna2

Jenna2

Joined May 2017

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Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
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They have all been audiobooks but the time I was able to put into books would have taken me 61 years to get this far 🙂

Mollyanna Woo-hoo! Doing awesome. 12mo
Reviewsbylola 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
JoScho Great job! 12mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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It was another great month of #audiobooking.
My top pick for the month is The Great Alone.
But there were many fantastic others. Each of these are worth picking up.

Tjackson Impressive!!!! 13mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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#audiobooking perfection. What you do when you are in your personal paradise and your coparent has your four year old out “shark” fishing :) #penderisland #bookclubread

AmyG Beautiful view. 13mo
CathyJ Enjoy! 13mo
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My Oxford Year | Julia Whelan
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How could I not listen to Julia Whelan‘s debut? Yes she can be compared to some but she stands alone in doing it oh so well. Looking forward to “hearing” more from her.

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As someone who watched my father rapidly decline and die from Lewy Body dementia, Alzheimer‘s, Parkinson‘s and ALS - I highly recommend this book to everyone. I‘ve always believed in the preventative and healing power of food and we are fortunate to live in a time where we know more than ever before.

readordierachel 💙 13mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Kristin Hannah draws me into a story and holds me there. Many writers try to convey a landscape foreign to most but few succeed in truly immersing you there. Is it possible not to love a book that Julia Whelan narrates?

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My top book for this month would have to be Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows.
The least favourite was Snow - my bookclub read this month.
There were definitely some picks this month but the other top three would be Call Me By My Name,
I am I am I am and What Alice Forgot.
Long Way Down I Recommend for a quick powerful audio listen.

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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Not as fantastic as Evelyn Hugo but still a very easy enjoyable listen. I will likely read all of her books

angieinwonderland You definitely should. I went on a blitz and loved them all. Evelyn Hugo was my favourite. 1y
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1. Spending time my daughter, ❤️ interest and working. Bookclub was moved ahead till next week :) Hoping to also get lots of audiobook listening in.
2. 5‘7”
3. 42 years in Vancouver. 7.5 years in current condo.
4. The Heart‘s Invisible Furies

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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1. Working a graveyard shift, commuting by bus, walking, housework
2. Was Audible and Libby till I discovered Scribd :)
3. Definitely sped up - min 1.5 occasionally 1.75
4. Rebecca Lowman, Ari Flakos, Caroline Lee, but so many other great ones also.
5. Eleanor and Park, Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The Nightingale, A Gentleman in Moscow, to name just a few - again so many greats

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“What you know about women could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there‘d still be room for the lord‘s prayer”

Oh these are some unforgettable characters 💌

PerksOfBeingABookworm I love Maude Avery 💜 1y
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1. Audiobooks - they have completely transformed my life. From not reading at all with a 3 year old to consuming dozens.
2. Size 8 -9 depends on which foot.
3. Grapes, crackers, Brie or a sharp white cheddar and Kalamata olives or tapenade, hummus and a glass of red wine.
4. I don‘t watch reruns, or re read books - no time :)
5. @CathyJ #friyayintro

SilversReviews I had some delish grapes I got at Aldi‘s. They are seedless and nice and sweet. 1y
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Tragic, honest and beautiful. Being from a family that has dealt with similar illnesses I can attest to the truthfulness of this book and how it affects all members of a family. Definitely worth a read or listen.

Jess7 ❤️❤️ 1y
CathyJ I really loved this book. 1y
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas

Just an FYI. For anyone interested in a Scribd or other book membership service who feel they are locked into an Audible one. If you are in a subscription that gave you multiple credits at once The great customer service at Audible will refund the remaining credits upon cancellation.
No, I am not a #scribd employee or owner. Just an excited new subscriber.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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My first Scribd listen - really enjoying it and loving the new book/audiobook subscription purchase. No more waiting for library books and overpaying for audible. This will definitely feed my reading/listening addiction.

YouReadMyEyes I had Scribd a handful of years ago and cancelled because they didn‘t have much of a library. I just re-signed up because I see now that their library has grown significantly and they have a ton of popular books. I‘m so excited! 1y
Jenna2 @YouReadMyEyes I also had downloaded it a while back but saw a post about it from someone else yesterday and when I saw what they now have I was super excited. At 11.49 Cdn /month it‘s better than Christmas :) 1y
YouReadMyEyes I agree, it‘s an excellent price. It‘s going to save me a lot of money compared to Audible! 1y
Velvetsun I didn't bother to join earlier when i saw they only allowed 3 books and 1 audiobook a month. Now that it's unlimited, I'm all over it! Depending on how quickly they add new releases, I might be able to leave Playster. 1y
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One-In-A-Million Boy | Monica Wood
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In the vein of A Man Called Ove. I‘m being drawn to books about relationships between generations and the lessons that are learned in those moments.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I was looking at this the other day at a secondhand stall. Do let us know if it's good! 1y
Jenna2 I must apologize. I had tagged the wrong book. This is a sweet story about coming to terms with our life choices and dealing with grief. I would recommend it especially if it‘s a second hand purchase. 1y
lauraodom It‘s on my list! 1y
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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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It‘s official I am buying my daughter a box set of all of Rainbow Rowell books the minute she mentions “liking” anyone. The love in her books is the love I hope she strives for, never settling for anything else.
No one should ever settle for anything less.❤️

emmaturi Great books! 1y
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Another endearing character and novel by an author that has become one of my treasured favourites.

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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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This is an earlier book of hers. I can see her writing style developing. Not her strongest but I do enjoy her characters and how their humanity with all its flaws is portrayed.

LiteraryinLititz I totally agree. Her later books are stronger but I still have read everything she‘s written. 😋 1y
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I imagine I should think of this as a good thing - so many people gathering around books :)

TheBookAddict 💕💕💕💕🙌🏽 1y
Samplergal Wow! I've never seen that before! 1y
SheilaChew The readers are taking over the internet! 🤓❤️📚 1y
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No Country for Old Men | Cormac McCarthy
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I don't think I would have gotten through this one by reading it. Spending the day off with the audiobook. The narrator is great, still undecided about the story itself. Not my regular cup of tea.

Jenna2 I just don‘t get what the fuss is about. Definitely wouldn‘t have gotten through it if I couldn‘t half heartedly listen to it. @CathyJ 1y
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I keep reading books that reflect my life in one way or another. This one took me by complete surprise. It simultaneously hooked me while it broke my heart.

YouReadMyEyes You‘ve convinced me to add this to my #TBR - thanks for the review! (edited) 1y
Jenna2 @YouReadMyEyes I hope it doesn‘t disappoint - let me know what you think 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Evelyn 💚💚💚 1y
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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This is one of the better books about the immigrant experience I have read recently. I enjoyed the author‘s ability to humanize the characters through their complex relationships with one another. This was a book that subtly voiced its themes through showing rather than blatant telling which I highly prefer.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders

I‘ve been highly curious about this one.

Jenna2 I‘ve only listened to 7% but I think I have to bail on this one. I am listening on audio which I was excited about considering the number of narrators. But the constant citation of quotes is driving me crazy. I‘m disappointed in myself - maybe I will return to it another time. 1y
Copwithabook I listened to the whole thing and was underwhelmed to say the least. 1y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell

These books make me want to have relationships/friendships like these. Where conversations are created through stream of consciousness. Rather than guarded and stifled - like walking on eggshells.
I want to live in a Rainbow Rowell book.

vkois88 Right??? I've just read two, but I want to at least find friends like the ones she writes about if I can't find that kind of love 1y
emily_m_tubb I know what you mean! 😁 1y
Eggs I agree!! Especially Fangirl and Eleanor & Park. 1y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Excited to be starting this one. Only a few minutes in and already loving the banter between characters.

mariaku21 There's so many great and witty lines throughout. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! 1y
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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Oh my ♥️. What a book.

CathyJ I'm so excited that we can talk about it. I found it very emotional. 1y
Bookalong I LOVED this book so much!! 1y
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Breakdown | B A Paris
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I am really enjoying a good psychological thriller. The premise and buildup to this was good. It is the reveal and the characters responses that leave me feeling as though it was rushed through and underdeveloped.

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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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I‘ve decided that I can‘t rate the psychological thriller/mysteries I‘m enjoying on the same scale as the literary fiction I also read. Therefore, they are going to be rated separately in my mind. Allowing me to enjoy both equally.
I really enjoy these as audiobooks. I liked this one especially. I enjoy getting into the heads and minds of the characters as a way to tell the story. This one did so quite well.

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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas

With just over 3 hours left of the audible 2for1 sale does anyone have any must have recommendations?

Richryan52 @jenna2 Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan? 1y
Jenna2 @Richryan52 I haven‘t read any though have enjoyed the newer Sherlock show the last few years. I noticed A Study in Charlotte - would you recommend it? 1y
Texreader The best audible book ever (if it is on sale) 1y
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Texreader Check my feed for the four books I picked. 1y
Richryan52 @Jenna2 check out The Vatican Cameos 1y
Richryan52 @Sandy‘s I don‘t think it‘s his best book but it is quite compelling for almost all of it I must confess I saw the ending coming 1y
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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This book was worth the read. I‘m finding I enjoy reading the mystery/thrillers but have yet to find one I would give a full five star rating to, yet I‘m still drawn to them.

emmaturi Got this one to read! 1y
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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In an attempt to read books as well as listen to them I got this this morning for under $5 on my kobo. It was on my TBR so looking forward to it.

Bklover I loved this one! And welcome to Litsy!! 1y
Rosewinter Awesome book! Hope you enjoy it too. 😀 1y
Cathythoughts I really liked this one 👍 1y
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DeborahSmall Great book, looking forward to #2 ❤️ 1y
Richryan52 @Jenna2 hi and welcome to Litsy 1y
CathyJ I bought this one on sale from kobo as well. We'll have to compare notes. 1y
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This book is between a pick and a so-so. It‘s told from a number of perspectives which I like but also find that the depth of the story and the characters can suffer depending on the writer. That being said it‘s one of my favourite book covers.

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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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It‘s official - I have a literary crush on Rainbow Rowell and will likely read anything she writes.
I am fundamentally against romance novels but this woman can write about love young and old and I‘m hooked - I can‘t quite explain it. Which one should I read next ?

Drnkpnkprincess I want to read this and fangirl next year!!! I 💕love💕 her books! 1y
britt_brooke I loved Eleanor & Park and Attachments. Fan Girl is a good read, too. 1y
Jenna2 The only other one I‘ve read is Eleanor and Park but I‘m pretty sure that 2018 will see me reading the others. 1y
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CathyJ I've been curious about her other stuff after how much I loved Eleanor and Park. Good to know! 1y
Eggs I loved Eleanor & Park, fan girl, landline, attachment, and a novella 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead Haha, I'm exactly the same! X 1y
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I am not sure if it is a new trend in writing fiction where the story is told in a series of vignettes. Rather than having to delve into character development the story is forcibly told rather than having it naturally unfold. I‘m not a huge fan of this.

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Decided to pick a random book from my Kobo. One I could read in a day before the 3 year old is home from school.

CathyJ Yay for having time to really read. :) 2y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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I enjoyed this little soap opera of a book more than I anticipated. I may have to indulge in the show now 🙂

LadyCait84 Just started it last night and blasted through 150 pages like it was nothing. Definitely not my typical read, but I too am surprised by how much I‘m enjoying it, with all its secrets and scandal. 2y
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Iceland | Andrew Evans
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I‘m moving to Iceland.

Drnkpnkprincess I‘ll go too!!! 2y
RebelReader I told my husband that I thought we should do this on Christmas Eve this year because it's just gonna be the two of us and he said "That's every night in our house" ????? 2y
CathyJ ❤ Perfection 2y
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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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A quick, easy and suspenseful listen.

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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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A small book that looms large in its complexities of love, family, loyalty and identity.

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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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It seems I can only make plans with friends if it involves a book we've both read. This is the book pick for my mini two person bookclub - looking forward to it.

MinDea I really liked this book! 2y
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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This book took me a while to finish but I always looked forward to when I could immerse myself in another place and time. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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Far from the Tree | Robin Benway

@CathyJ This just won the National Book Award for YA fiction - also thinking of E :) and us too of course

CathyJ Ohhhhhhhhhh thanks! 2y
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@CathyJ : I've come across this a few times and thought maybe E might be interested?

CathyJ Oh ya that would be right up get alley! 2y
Jenna2 I also love the cover ! And since I know she will only read the actual paper copy then she will get to see in person how beautiful it is lol (edited) 2y
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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I can‘t seem to pick a book that doesn‘t have its fair share of disturbing characters. This book kept me coming back for more even if I had part of it figured out fairly early on. Worth the read though.

frizzylizzy211 I've enjoyed every book of hers I've read so far. She keeps you on edge, eh? 2y
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Love Warrior: A Memoir | Glennon Doyle Melton
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Every girl must decide whether to be true to herself or true to the world

Jenna2 I think maybe this book found me at the right time. 2y
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What We Lose | Zinzi Clemmons
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This was a super quick listen. It felt like it could have been much longer as it played as a series of life vignettes, yet somehow it worked.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn

When you are working a graveyard and this is the only book you have downloaded that seems appealing at 2AM.

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All it takes is the F-word to instill a belief in ourselves that we too can be completely fine.

CathyJ Omg that is awesome. I'm really loving this book. 2y
Jess7 Join our #LitsyBuddyRead - we will be discussing chapters 12-25 this Sunday! 2y
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Here Comes the Sun: A Novel | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Jenna2 I‘m not sure I would have enjoyed this book as much as I did if it weren't an audiobook. Listening to narration of the characters and the Patois of Jamaica brought me back to another time in my life. It's also a pleasant surprise to find representation when not specifically seeking it 🌈 (edited) 2y
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