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Joined April 2016

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Overall, I enjoyed The Midnight Library. But I had a hard time getting though it. Several times I almost walked away from it. As a person who has depression, it was really hard reading about Nora‘s mental state. It felt so much like my own depression episodes.
I did like the overall message. The book helped me with some of my own worries and regrets.
4 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚🤓

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I was about in tears when finishing this book, it was so moving. The amount of feels and finding where you belong this book delivers. Read it. 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#firstbook2021 📚📚🤓🤓

suvata If I had to pick, and I‘m glad I don‘t have to, that might be my favorite book of 2020. 2y
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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2020 was a weird year. But I read more than double my goal for the year! This is the most I‘ve ever read in a year. Previous record was 52 books. My goal for 2021 will be 55 books. 📚🤓🎉

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This book was amazing! It‘s a graphic novel and that was refreshing because it‘s a format I don‘t read a lot.
It‘s a memoir chronicling a person‘s journey to realizing e is nonbinary and asexual.
I connected with this book more than I was expecting. ❤️🤓📚

ephemeralwaltz I don't read many graphic novels either and agree that every single one that I read feels so fresh!! 2y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I first read this years ago and I remember being underwhelmed by it. I think part of it was because I wasn‘t was part of a fanfic community and so had a hard time relating to that aspec of the book.
Now that I‘ve gotten into fanfic reading/writing I appreciate the nods to that world so much more. I really enjoyed the book this time. My favorite part was the relationship between the sisters. It reminded me of my sister.
🥰🤓📚❤️

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A Witch in Time | Constance Sayers
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Finishing this book had me completing my 2020 goodreads reading challenge of 30 books. I‘ve been reading more and faster than I expected when I started this year.
The book was good. I enjoyed the writing and how the 4 different women are brought together and connected. 🤓❤️

Jas16 🙌🏽 2y
britt_brooke Yay!! 🙌🏻 2y
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Goldilocks | Laura Lam
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For my birthday (in 9 days) my mother-in-law had this Harry Potter bag set commissioned. All the bags were nestled inside each other nesting doll style, so I kept unzipping, thinking it would never end. The tagged book was part of the gift and I‘m so excited for it. 🤓📚

Texreader That‘s so awesome! 2y
Mccall0113 Very thoughtful 2y
CoffeeK8 Beautiful! 2y
BethM Awesome! 2y
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A Witch in Time | Constance Sayers
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Over the weekend I got to go to an independent bookstore near where I live. I had to make an appointment for 30 minutes, use hand sanitizer before walking in the door, wear a mask at all times, and leave any books I didn‘t want but touched on the floor to be reshelved. This was all not a problem because I came away with this lovely stack. I‘ve started the tagged book and Starless came highly recommended by the person working the bookstore. 🤓📚

Soubhiville I loved Starless! I hope you will too. 2y
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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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Went to the Savannah Book festival today. Spent way too much on books. Got to meet the author of the tagged book and now have 2 of her books signed!

LoverOfLearning Wow! Very cool! 3y
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I‘m trying to get back into sci-fi with this novella. Becky Chambers is one of my favorite sci-fi authors. I love her Wayfarers series and can‘t wait to see what this standalone novella has to offer.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I loved the Starless Sea. I loved the layers of it, the stories within stories of it. It starts how any good fantasy story starts: with a door leading to an unknown and magical land. This land is a city filled with books called the Harbor on the Starless Sea. Zachary finds a book about The Starless Sea and discovers himself in the book. So begins Zachary‘s journey to the Starless Sea. 🐝🗝🗡

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Good Omens: The Script Book: The Script Book | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I first read Good Omens in high school and fell in love with the characters and the world. When I found out it was being made into a show, I was ridiculously excited. The show is now my favorite and I loved reading the script book. I just want to stay in this world with these characters.
If you have not seen or read Good Omens, I highly recommend you do. 🤓📚🎥😇🤝😈❤️

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I have been obsessed with Good Omens the past couple of weeks since the tv show came out(so good btw) but I can not find my copy of the book. Need to read! So I splurged I got myself another copy plus the script book. #goodomens #binge 😈🤝😇❤️🤓📚

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Due to my binging and loving Gentleman Jack on HBO, I‘ve started reading Anne Lister‘s diaries. It is so interesting how she lived her life. I am completely fascinated. If you have not seen Gentleman Jack, I highly recommend it. ❤️📚🎥🤓👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Can‘t believe that one of my favorite books has been adapted to tv! I binged this series yesterday and it was perfect. It completely captured the book and was everything I was hoping for! This is the best translation from book to screen I have ever seen! Love Love Love ❤️📚😇😈🎥🤓❤️

monalyisha Wow! What a review! I love NG so much (esp. “American Gods“ & “The Ocean at the End of the Lane“) but I (embarrassingly) have never read this book. Clearly I need to rectify that. :) 3y
Joriebooks @monalyisha I highly recommend it. It has been one of my favorites since middle/high school 3y
monalyisha The only one I haven't loved so far was “Neverwhere,“ which I know is a fan favorite. I liked it but it didn't inspire the degree of evangelical passion in me that most of his books do. 3y
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monalyisha I'm torn as to whether I should read this one in print or listen to it on audio. I've heard that it's great a great audio performance, but I'm also worried about getting voices in my head that don't align with the actors in the show. 3y
Liatrek I binged watched the series last night too and totally agree! It‘s one of the best book adaptions I‘ve seen and boy do I love David Tennant ❤️ 3y
Joriebooks @monalyisha I‘ve also heard that the audio is amazing. Being hard-of-hearing, I have trouble following audio, so I‘ve never listened to it. 3y
monalyisha @Joriebooks I understand! I definitely have to blast mine -- which sometimes becomes awkward at stoplights when I'm driving with the windows down. ;) 3y
BooknerdsLife Couldn‘t have agreed with you more!! Love it so much! David Tennant & Michael Sheen & the whole cast are all amazing! Best TV adaptation!! 3y
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In honor of Towel Day yesterday(5/25), here is a quiz from Bookriot. I got Trillion. Who will you get?

https://bookriot.com/2019/05/25/quiz-which-hitchhikers-guide-character-are-you/

Erofan It's fun! 😁 I'm Ford Prefect!) 3y
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The Wars of the Roses | Alison Weir
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New books for Mother‘s Day means I got to start a new books. Seams fitting that I‘m currently reading A Game of Thrones and The Wars of the Roses (the power struggles George RR Martian took inspiration from) #history 📚🤓

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The Wars of the Roses | Alison Weir
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My kid(really husband) knows me well. My Mother‘s Day gifts today are all about a time period I‘ve been wanting to learn more about. Plus Alison Weir is my favorite historian.
Happy Mother‘s Day! #history 📚🤓👩‍👧

TrishB The Sunne in Splendour is amazing 😁 3y
Deblovestoread I second @TrishB I ❤️ The Sunne in Splendour! 3y
LeahBergen I third @TrishB and @Kdgordon88 ! 😆 3y
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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My #BOTM pick came in yesterday. I‘ve been so excited for these two. I got my sister to sign up and she also picked these two books. Gonna have a sisters‘ book club! 📚🤓

Lovesbooks87 They are both so very good! Hope you both enjoy them! 3y
Julsmarshall I have a sisters book club with my sister 😄 Enjoy! 3y
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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With the start of the new season last night, I thought it would be a good time to go back and re-read the books 📚 #gameofthrones #reread

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My books have been packed away into tubs. We‘re moving in a few months, so my books are going to be put into storage. I left out a few books for reading material.

Soubhiville That‘s hard to do, huh? Mine were packed for about 3 months between moves. Just think what a happy reunion you‘ll have once you settle again! 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto I just packed up my books last night. 😭😭 We tent currently sure where they‘ll fit in our new home yet so they‘ll stay packed. Not a great feeling. 4y
Jas16 One of the reasons I hesitate to even think about moving 4y
Joriebooks @Soubhiville It is hard. We don‘t know yet how long stuff will be packed. We‘ll be living in my in-laws basement for a few months. 4y
zsuzsanna_reads But think of the new bookcases when you do move in! 4y
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This book was an interesting take on the aliens are invading story. April is stuck at a job she does like, when one night on the way home she happens across a giant statue and decide to video it. April and her friends learn that there are a total of 64 “Carls” across the world and no one knows why they are there.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I don‘t normally read romances but this one caught my eye because the female protagonist is autistic. As a female autistic myself, I was intrigued.
Stella is a successful econometrician but she has no aptitude for romantic relationships. So she decides to hire an escort to teach her how to be good at sex and relationships.

TheBookbabeblog84 Have you read The Rosie Project?! 4y
Joriebooks @TheBookbabeblog84 I have and I enjoyed that one. 4y
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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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For my #NewYearWhoDis reading challenge, I choose A Wizard of Earthsea. I really wanted to like this but I had such a hard time getting into it. I don‘t think I was in the right headspace for it. Maybe I‘ll try to read it again sometime when I‘m more in the mood for fantasy.

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According to Bookly, I‘ve read 15000 pages in the last 12 and a half months. Whoot whoot! 🤓📚

Texreader 🎉🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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Started this book this morning. I‘m so excited. It has the promise of a good Space opera, my favorite genre of Sci-fi. Plus there seems to be magic in this universe too! 🤓📚

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Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey
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I finished Leviathan Wakes last night. I really liked it. I‘ve been on a big Sci-Fi/ Space Opera kick lately and this hit the mark for me.
Told in alternating viewpoints, we follow James Holden and his crew as the unthinkable happens. We also follow Miller, a detective on Ceres tracking down a missing girl. How do these two storylines intersect? 🤓📚

RachelAmphlett My other half is a huge fan of this series! 4y
Joriebooks @RachelAmphlett I really enjoyed it and can‘t wait to read to sequels. 4y
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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Time to get started of my #NewYearWhoDis pick. I choose this book because I‘ve been wanting to Ursula K. Le Guin for a while now and there‘s no time like the present. 🤓📚

zsuzsanna_reads I hope you'll like it! I'm about halfway through 4y
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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The third installment of the All Soul Trilogy is a nice wrap up to the series. Everything was tried up nicely at the end. Although I liked the book and couldn‘t put it down, the second book, Shadow of Night remains my favorite. 🤓📚

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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I made a chart to help me decide what to read for the #NewYearWhoDis reading event. The list @zsuzsanna_reads provided had some great reads. I‘ve decided that the book I‘m going to read will be *drumroll* A Wizard of Earthsea! Others I may try and fit in are Hag-seed and Wolf Hall. 🤓📚

zsuzsanna_reads Good choices! I'm just about to start 4y
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My #YearinBooks. It has been a good year for books. I mostly kept to my resolution to read only what I enjoy and allow myself to quit books I didn‘t like(exceptions include books for class). I surpassed my goal of 30. 🎉🤓📚

My goals for next year:
✅ Read 30 books
✅ Read what I enjoy
✅ Incorporate more audiobooks
✅ Use the library more

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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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My book haul from the last week. Some are Christmas gifts and some are library books. 🤓📚#bookhaul

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Really curious about The Big Ship! Have wanted to pick that one up 4y
Joriebooks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me too. I found it browsing though B&N and just had to get it. 4y
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Little Blue Truck | Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry
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My daughter (2) has started taking her books to bed with her. We read 3 or 4 books before bed, then she lines them up against her head and foot board. She even reads some by night light after I‘ve closed the door. #raisingreaders #litllebookworm 🤓📚

Crazeedi Excellent 4y
Lovesbooks87 This is amazing!!! I love it! 💜📚💜📚💜📚 4y
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The Oyster Thief | Sonia Faruqi
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I really loved this book. I thought it was an original concept. Coralline is a mermaid 🧜‍♀️ set to marry her boyfriend in a couple of weeks. Then the unthinkable happens and her brother ends up gravely ill. With the help of her Whale shark best friend, Coralline sets off on a quest to find a magical elixir to save her bother.
🤓📚🧜‍♀️

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I started watching this on Netflix today and almost binged the whole thing! I‘ll admit that I hated the book when I read it as a teenager. I thought it was boing with no action. But the show is so good, I think I‘ll give the book another chance. I‘ve put a hold on the book with my local library. 🤓📚🎥 #secondchance #booksintotv

ReadingSusan I can‘t handle that book. Soooo boring. My sister passionately loves it and keeps trying to get me to try again. 4y
Joriebooks @ReadingSusan When I read it originally I thought it was boring because the title characters danced around one another for 600 pages without doing anything exciting. 4y
Zelma I loved the book and was wary about watching the show. And then I finally gave it chance and adored it! So so good. 4y
Dragon The first couple of times I tried I didn‘t like the book then one day I picked it and loved it. I definitely think it has to be the right mood for this chunkster. 😀🐉👍 4y
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The Oyster Thief | Sonia Faruqi
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Went to the library today to find a book to read until my hold comes in. Found this delightful book. I‘m so excited to read it. #bookhaul #library 🤓📚

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Just got done spending the last 3 days racing though this book. I enjoyed the world of the story and the mythology of it. I would have liked less mooning over a guy and more independent woman. I enjoyed when it shifted perspectives and wish it did more of it. I would have like to explore the world more though different persons.
Overall I liked it and can‘t wait to read the second book.
🤓📚

JSW Love this whole series! I agree, I would love more of the other characters‘ perspectives, as well, if only because I just love the thoroughness of the world. 4y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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According to Bookriot, Erin Morgenstern is coming out with a new book next year! I loved The Night Circus and can‘t wait for this new book. 🤓📚🎉
Link: https://bookriot.com/2018/11/08/author-of-the-night-circus-coming-out-with-new-b...

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It was bittersweet reading the last Bloody Jack book. Jacky is in top form and getting in her usual hijinks. The ending was fun and surprising. I have been reading this series (12 books long) since I stumbled across when I was 12. I was saddened when I learned the author died. I‘m glad he got to finish the series how he wanted.
I‘ll miss you Jacky! 📚🤓⚓️

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A full two months early, I‘ve finished my Reading Challenge this year! 🎉🎉🎉🤓📚📚📚📚

Crazeedi Congats!👍💖🎉🎈 4y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Linsy Congratulations! 🍾 4y
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Bklover Congratulations!!🎈🎉 4y
Liatrek Awesome⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4y
stacybmartin Congrats!! 🎉 4y
SassyBookworm Congratulations 🎉🍾 🤓 4y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4y
JoScho Yay! 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 4y
Pamwurtzler Yay!! 4y
sprainedbrain Hooray! 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Jas16 🙌🏽 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf 👏👏🎉🎉 4y
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 4y
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Hubby and I found a deal on new chairs for our patio. These are super comfy for outside reading. Found my new favorite activity after work. #books #outsidereading
📚🤓🌲

Cortg Yay for a new, comfy reading spot! 4y
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Starting this book this morning. It is the eleventh book in a series I started reading when I was 12. 📚🤓

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Organized my book shelves today. Now reading this great book. A little dry at times but otherwise a fascinating history of how paper changed the world. 📚😍🤓

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1. Romance
2. Detective/Mystery
3. Self-help
#sundayfunday

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I did not like this book. I found the main character annoying and boring. The only reason I kept going was I wanted to find out the mystery. It honesty was a bit of a let down and something I guessed early on.

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I made a Harry Potter cake today! 🎂❤️📚🤓

LeahBergen Cool! 4y
LoverofLit That's amazing! ⚡❤ 4y
Christine ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 4y
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TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 4y
rachelsbrittain That's so cute!! 4y
glitterkitty459 Love it!! 😍 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Looks great! 👍 4y
Linsy Perfection! ❤️💛💚💙 4y
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Starting this book tonight. Got to love a book that takes place in a book store! 📚📚📚

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The Exodus Fleet experienced an unimaginable tragedy that changed how people thought of their spacer home. Now people are questioning if they should keep to their way of life or set off planetside.
Told though multiple perspectives, this is a story of finding yourself and your home.
I love the ceremonies in this book, particularly the naming ceremony. I wish it existed here.
#scifi 🤓❤️❤️🚀🌎

Ostaff1 I loved this book! I was reminded of Shakespeare‘s stories within stories. 4y
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Loving this book so much! This is the 3rd book in the Wayfarers series. All 3 books follow different persons and storylines but they are all related and are in the same universe.
Wayfarers has become my new favorite series and I hope there‘s many more to come.
📚🤓❤️🌌🚀

Kmmsellers I love this series and can‘t wait to read this one! 4y
readingjedi I have this one from Netgalley but haven't read any others from the series. Can I read it as a stand alone or will I be confused? 4y
BarbaraJean Me too!! I loved all three. @readingjedi This one can definitely be read as a stand-alone. There are some minor references to the first book (The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet), but not anything that would spoil it, and the world-building should make sense without the context of the others. Long Way should definitely be read before A Closed and Common Orbit, though. 4y
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My birthday gift card books are here! I‘ve been so excited to read Record of a Space Born Few! #bookhaul #bookmail #giftcard 🤓📚🎂❤️