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JillMoore1226

JillMoore1226

Joined June 2016

Making up for 15 years of no reading
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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I have 53 minutes left on the audio book and — damn, it‘s gonna make me ugly cry. 😩❤️

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Mind...blown.

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This is the best book I've read in 2019. It is a story of marriage, addiction, and what it really means to love, to be loved, to want and need desperately, and be needed and wanted in return. I felt a kindred spirit with Brett (female protagonist) throughout. Should I stay or should I cut bait and run? How long is too long to hold on? Will this do irreparable damage to my children? What will the neighbors say? This, my friends, is a 5 star book.

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These Is My Words | Nancy Turner
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It's been a long time since I've read a book that made me feel the way I feel about the main character, Sarah Prine. The hardships of being in a wagon train, bound for, then settling in the AZ Territories in the 1800s, and the stories of family, back-breaking work, joys, and heartbreaks were rich with detail. Sarah Agnus Prine was a badass, and this AZ girl feels a new connection with her birth state and a woman of unbelievable strength. 5 stars.

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My favorite contemporary poet. #WildlyIntotheDarkTour

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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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All of these were fantastic, with the exception of Hidden Bodies, which lacked the sparkle and humor of it's predecessor, You. ❤

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Infinite Jest (Tenth Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Started today and giving myself til December 31 to finish. #longhaulreading

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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These were all wonderful, but Lincoln in the Bardo was 💕💕💕💕💕

susanw Looks like a great month! 3y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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This is my first Saunders and it is absolute genius. Run immediately to Audible to listen to the brilliance of Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, and a host of others tell the story of the death of Abraham Lincoln's son Willie and the ghosts that hover near him, watch over him, and tell us their stories of their own lives and deaths. The format is very different, but refreshingly so. Whether you read it with your eyes or ears, READ IT! 5 giant stars.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I was already dying to get my hands on this and now Im even more impatient 3y
MrBook Nice review! 3y
ReadingEnvy Nick Offerman is amazing in this. 3y
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JillMoore1226 @ReadingEnvy I adore him. 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I have a copy ordered and a hold on the audio at the library, because Im gluttonous like that. 3y
JillMoore1226 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled As well you should be! I admit that I missed having the book to refer to, but it was my afternoon commute listen, so there's that. 3y
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Mischling: A novel | Affinity Konar
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Oh, this book. The story follows twin 13-year-old sisters, Stasha and Pearl, into Auschwitz. In vivid, heartbreaking detail, we are immersed in their world of terror and extreme physical and emotional pain at the hands of The Angel of Death, Josef Mengele. The book is a lesson in dichotomies, pitting sorrow and despair against unshakeable love and the strength of human spirit. Affinity Konar's writing is gorgeous, ethereal, unafraid. A must read.❤

britt_brooke Great review! 3y
Reviewsbylola My family is reading this one on our vacation in April. 3y
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Maisie Dobbs (Anniversary) | Jacqueline Winspear
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This was everything I needed for the last few weeks. England, WWI France, tea, fires, history, romance, heartache, and a strong, smart female protagonist. ❤

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In these exceptionally trying times, a little #hygge is a much needed respite. Books, candles, chocolate, snuggling up with my sweet doggie, soft pillows and cozy blankets are my evening routine for sanity. ❤

Zelma Sounds just lovely! 3y
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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This. Is. So. Good. ❤

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Maisie Dobbs (Anniversary) | Jacqueline Winspear
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Any fans of this series? I'm part-way through this first book and loving it! ❤

TrishB It's been on my various lists to have a look at! 3y
MMenefee Enjoyed the first book; need more time to read the others in the series. 3y
Michelle_mck I read the first book last year and adored it, looking forward to reading more this year 3y
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I spent my birthday on Monday reading. And then reading with champagne. ☺️

cariashley Happy birthday! Sounds perfect! 3y
sprainedbrain I spy Catcher! ❤️ 3y
Blair_Reads That sounds and looks delightful :) 3y
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OneLitChick Best day ever! 3y
rubyslippersreads Happy Birthday! What a nice way to celebrate! 🎂🍾 3y
Zelma Perfect way to celebrate! Happy birthday! 🍾🍾📚📚🎉🎉 3y
JillMoore1226 Thanks everyone! It was a great day! ❤️ 3y
Eyelit Great way to spend a birthday! Happy birthday! 🎁🎂 3y
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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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An epic saga of the generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family. From the unlikely and disconcerting union of Desdimona and Lefty, to the riots of Detroit, to the self-discovery of a girl named Calliope, to a boy named Cal, this book leads the reader on a journey so exquisite that the characters will be mourned when the book ends. You will long for a movie of it, or a sequel, or perhaps just the opportunity to read it again. ❤️

Melwilk Love this book! 3y
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Playing catch up. Happy Sunday! #readreadread #allthebooks

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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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❤️

DebinHawaii Great job! 🎉📚👍 3y
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Notafraidofwords Yass 👌🏽 3y
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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Patti opened my heart and mind back up again after several weeks of sadness. Maybe the realness of it, of her, is what did it. Or revisiting the history of the NYC scene in the 60s and 70s. Whatever it was, it's become one of my new favorite books. My full review is here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1802469565 ❤️ P.S. Listen on audio to hear her read her own story.

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Finally feeling like I can focus again. ❤️

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It has taken me a bit to process this book. It's the best kind of reading...the kind that makes you think and feel deeply. You can read my full review here: https://liveoakreview.net/2016/11/18/black-like-me-by-john-howard-griffin/. ❤️

Alfoster Oh, I loved this one too! 3y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Just organized my books. Far left are those I've read for #FirstDraftBookClub. Next are books I've read this year for #BookBingo or just because. Next two stacks are TBR in no particular order. Yes, I need shelves. 😩❤️

Reviewsbylola Its pictures like this that make me sad we can't zoom in on litsy pics. 😞 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Shelves don't help. I STILL have stacks on the floor. 😂 3y
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Lacythebookworm @Reviewsbylola My thoughts exactly! 3y
JillMoore1226 I just imagine these stacks growing taller and taller!! 3y
Zelma @Reviewsbylola @Lacythebookworm if you take a screenshot, you can zoom into it. 😀 3y
Zelma You have some fantastic options in your TBR piles! Beautiful Ruins is one of my favorites. 3y
Lacythebookworm @Zelma Thank you for the tip! 👍 3y
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A collection of work comprised of Didion's published magazine articles, stories of life in California and NYC, lessons in 60s history and lore, and personal essays on topics like self-respect, morality, keeping a notebook, and going home. No matter which style she is writing in, journalist or personal essayist, she is an awe-inspiring genius. And just look at her in her 60s glory! ❤️

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This book...Joan Didion's writing...Diane Keating's voice. You guys...no words. 😍

RebeccaH Yeeeesssss. 3y
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Love him or hate him, this guy is a master storyteller. Whip smart and likable, Lowe shares his stories with warmth, gratitude and self-deprecating humor. As the narrator of the audio book, his voice is soothing and his diction is perfection. The stories range from early childhood in Dayton, OH to catching the acting bug; to his school days in Malibu with the Sheens and the Penns to his sex tape scandal, alcoholism, marriage and fatherhood. 5 🌟s!

Josie I don't normally listen to audiobooks, but I would listen to him on repeat all day... 3y
JillMoore1226 @Josie you won't be sorry! 3y
bookishkris I always recommend this as one of the best celeb autobiographies (my weakness for these books, let my show you). So happy to see it getting more love on here. 3y
Zelma @bookishkris I push it all the time too! It's surprisingly great. And his voice is perfect for listening. This book ended up making me a huge fan of his. I already liked him well enough, but now I look for his work and respect him more. 3y
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This is a glorious book! Beautifully written, a story of deep love between a husband and wife, and their love for a child that came into their lives and hearts under unusual circumstances. They saved her and she saved them, but the life-altering decisions they make bring about heartbreaking results. I loved this book. ❤️

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This is a lovely book. The story is so compelling and the writing is quite beautiful. Wish I could ditch work and read all day. ❤️

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Love Slave | Jennifer Spiegel
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Not as many books as I'd like. My long commute has changed my schedule and I have less time for sitting and reading. Taking full advantage of Audible, but man, I do love to hold books and turn their pages and smell that delicious smell. ❤️

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Love love loving this on audio! ❤️

OneLitChick Yay! 3y
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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I LOVED this book! It was part of my 2 for 1 sale haul on Audible and being able to listen to it in my car while driving to work made my whole week better. Hugh Fraser narrated and he was fabulous. Every character was perfection. And who doesn't love a good Agatha Christie mystery? #fanforlife ❤️

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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You guys! This book on audio is fabulous. The narrator is HI-larious! There is a scene where four characters are playing Mahjong that had me crying. His characterizations of each person...spot on. Agatha's And Then There Were None was my first "grown up" book at 11. Loved her then, love her now. ❤️

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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A fun, quick YA read with a body-positive message. Willowdean Dixon is 16 and a self-proclaimed chubby girl. But she doesn't take any sh** from anyone. She knees a school bully for trying to shame her, then enters the town beauty pageant to make it known that she belongs there as much as anyone. ❤️

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This is a very quick listen on audio, written by a food blogger who lost 135 lbs. It isn't a self-help book. Just a story of a sad little girl who grew up using food as comfort, love, and friendship, and how she learned to make peace with food and her body. 4 ❤️s

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I just picked this one up, glad to hear it was good! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I listened to this in June and really liked it. A bit too much coming-of-age stuff for me, but the rest was def good. 3y
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I hear the movie wasn't great, but the book is. Diving in! ❤️

Penny_LiteraryHoarders The movie was visually stunning and I thought well cast. It does move along at a fast clip, but totally cried. I thought it a very good book-to-movie adaptation! 😊 But yeah....book is better!! 3y
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I wanted to love this book, but I just didn't find it as compelling as I'd hoped. Started strong, but by the middle I was over the main character in a big way. She was meant to be sympathetic, but I found her quite annoying, and the other characters were two dimensional. Just meh for me.

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Guys, this one is gonna rip my heart out. 😩

BarbaraTheBibliophage I thought so too. It was a good listen! 3y
BibliophileBytheSea Liked this as well💕 3y
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If you love fairy tales, fantasy, sci-fi, scary stories, humor, or paranormal occurrences, this will be your jam. But you really should listen to it on audio. Gaiman's voice is smooth and DELISH. The way he said "whip" or "snap" or "crack"...so British and yummy. ❤️

tjwill Agreed! I love listening to Gaiman reading his own work. 3y
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I love mysteries, creepers, and suspense lately. Ever wonder why you're drawn to particular genres? Any theories? ❤️

BooksTeasAndBookishThings I go through moods of genres. If I try and read outside of that genre while I am in that mood, it takes even longer to get into the book if I ever do. It's really weird. Sometimes I will be in a specific mood for MONTHS. 3y
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Love Slave | Jennifer Spiegel
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So much to say in only 300 characters. Ridiculously smart, ironic writing about Sybil Weatherfield, temp & writer, and her eclectic mix of friends. 90s Manhattan as the pulsing center of the universe for these 30-something seekers of truth and 24-hour-diners. Dripping with pop culture and wit.

JillMoore1226 @JenniferSpiegel loved it! ❤️ 3y
LitHousewife I loved this book! 3y
JenniferSpiegel I think I may need to have you write the description on the back of any future books! 3y
jessdean Wow, well said! Makes me want to read it!😃 3y
JillMoore1226 @JenniferSpiegel Ha! With pleasure! ❤️ 3y
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Love Slave | Jennifer Spiegel
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Eyelit 👏📚👍💜 3y
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My first #gaiman ❤️ His voice 😍

Megabooks This was my first, too! It's awesome. 3y
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Loeanneth, the lake house, is the shining star in this mystery of family secrets, love, revenge, guilt and redemption. While I enjoyed the winding plot that took me from Cornwall 1933-2003, it was the house that held the magic for me. Stunning prose, but a pat, overly tidy ending. Still 🌟🌟🌟🌟.

jessdean This is on my long TBR. I've never read anything by her. But one of these days...😉 3y
JillMoore1226 @jessdean It's great on audio. The descriptions of the house and gardens are gorgeous, the characters are interesting and sympathetic, and it really did keep me guessing as to who did what to whom. It was just not the ending I think it deserved. 3y
jessdean I always like knowing what's good on audio too. I may do that:) 3y
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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I had no idea how graphic this book would be. It was a page-turner to be sure, but if you are at all squeamish, this one's not for you. It was filled with twists and turns and had two strong and likable female lead characters (sisters Lydia and Claire). Psychological creepy thriller, great on audio.

Hazel0303 Ugh no. That's not what I want to hear...I've had this on my kindle for a long time. Is it something graphic relating to kids getting hurt or rape? 3y
Karen3 I just downloaded the audio a couple days ago. I'm a little worried it's going to scare the 💩 out of me 😵 3y
JillMoore1226 @Hazel0303 Not kids...but I can't say more without spoiling. @karen3 it is creepy but not scary. It made my skin crawl and my tummy flip. 3y
Lyndabb It's very well done but graphic and explicit. Not for the faint of heart! 3y
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Love Slave | Jennifer Spiegel
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Could there be a more perfect passage to sum up desperation? I am loving this book! 😍

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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Guys, this book is uber-creepy and dark. I'm only about halfway through and so much has already been revealed that I'm scared of what the rest of the book will be like. 😳 Thanks for the audio reco @OneLitChick

Maike I'm almost finished. This is quite an unsettling read, right? 😱 3y
JillMoore1226 @Maike The most unsettling book I've read in a long time. Maybe ever. 3y
sprainedbrain I loved this on audio. So good! 3y
DebinHawaii Very dark and only gets darker and more twisty as it progresses. It's really good though! 😱🙀👍 3y
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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How do we feel about this? Anything missing? Anything on the list you wouldn't include?

http://greatbookstudy.blogspot.com/p/books.html?m=1

MrBook I don't know. But I've read a lot of them 😁👍🏻! 3y
JillMoore1226 @MrBook Well done! 👍🏻 3y
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Shonda is incredible. So talented and so many accomplishments. Her year of "yes" was entertaining and inspirational to listen to on audio. I had some problems towards the end, but she's still a badass. 4 ❤️s from me. My full review is here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1564369310

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Love Slave | Jennifer Spiegel
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I'm loving Love Slave and all of it's New York-ness. It makes me long for a trip to Manhattan for the clubs, the food, the sights and smells and, most of all, the people watching. And how cool am I that I know the author @JenniferSpiegel

Zelma That is super cool! I love books where the locale is so evocative that it takes you right there. Or when a place is its own character in a book. 3y
MarlysWS I'm adding this to my list! 3y
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