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KatDowney

KatDowney

Joined April 2018

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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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About halfway through The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. It‘s super engrossing with the feels of The Handmaid‘s Tale and Lord of the Flies. This is my first Kim Liggett book and I am really happy that this is the one I started. #currentlyreading #thegraceyear #kimliggett #audiobooks #librofm

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Currently reading The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. Just stared but I‘m already sucked into this Jane Eyre retelling. #CurrentlyReading #TheWifeUpstairs #ModernRetelling

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Baby Leah approves of chocolate donuts and reading Sarah MacLean! I can‘t wait to figure out Ewan‘s side of the story. #BareknuckleBastards #SarahMacLean #Romance

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Beyond excited to start listening to this one tonight! I absolutely loved The Right Swipe and Girl Gone Viral. Ready to see Jia‘s book! 💜 #AlishaRai #FirstComesLike #Romance

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Louisiana Lucky: A Novel | Julie Pennell
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#currentlyreading #louisianalucky by #juliepennell This one is a change of pace from my usual romance, fantasy, and thriller books. It‘s charming Womens fiction that caught my eye at my library‘s new release section. Being a Louisiana girl that has played the lottery on occasion it is interesting to see how the three Breaux sisters plan to spend their new fortune.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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#CurrentlyReading #TheNightCircus thanks to @everlocalwest This book has been way down on my TBR for years. But thanks to a mystery bundle that was hand picked by Michelle it is in my hands and being read now! I‘m only about 100 pages in so far and very intrigued.

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Grip | Kennedy Ryan
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Thank you to @Kassiah for recommending Grip, Flow, and Still! I have loved these characters and I‘m sad to be finishing up Still tonight!

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I started reading more romance books in February and I‘ve read little else since. The Right Swipe kicked off my romance obsession this time around. I love the powerful female lead. So much feminism and sex positivity. I followed up with Girl Gone Viral and it was also a hit. Though Girl Gone Viral was so different from The Right Swipe. Loved these female leads and their sweet and steamy love interests!

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You Are Not Alone | Greer Hendricks
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You Are Not Alone, along with the graphic novels, are some books I read in January. This author duo became an instant favorite when I read The Wife Before. If you haven‘t had a chance to check out Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen‘s books then I highly recommend. They are perfect for anyone that loves a psychological thriller!

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Was recommended this one by a friend so I scooped it up at the library. Really enjoying this MC‘s snarky self.

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Currently reading and greatly enjoying this beautiful book. This cover is seriously one of the most intricate and gorgeous covers I‘ve seen.

Geeklet Agreed. That cover is awesome. 3y
thevictoriousone I saw the cover, read what you said, and decided to stack the book. Only then did I look at who actually did the posting and go, “Oh. Well of course I‘m interested in this one then.” 3y
KatDowney @thevictoriousone too funny lol. I‘m happy to send it your way if you‘d like to read it! Beware it is creepier than I first expected but it was really good. 3y
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Hopeless | Colleen Hoover
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#CurrentlyReading my fourth Colleen Hoover book. Only 15% in and I‘m really enjoying it.

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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I‘m in the final pages of this book and WOW is it as twisted as ever. Definitely need a lighter fluffy read after this.

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Five Feet Apart | Rachael Lippincott
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Just finished reading Five Feet Apart yesterday. I thought this one was so good. I can‘t wait to see the movie in March!

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Broken Things | Lauren Oliver
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#CurrentlyReading #BrokenThings by #LaurenOliver Really good and creepy so far.

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Five Feet Apart | Rachael Lippincott

I‘ve wanted to read this one since I discovered it at ALA annual earlier this year. But I was told that the book and movie will release at the same time...Is this true? If so, why wouldn‘t the book be out first?

Meeko93 The book is out now and the movie will come out in March. 4y
KatDowney Thanks @Meeko93 I‘m reading the book now. I‘m a sucker for books like this. 4y
Meeko93 Yea I just started it 😍😍 4y
KatDowney @Meeko93 I just finished this yesterday. I really liked it!! Let me know what you think once you‘re done😊 4y
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Without Merit: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Just finished reading #WithoutMerit and it was so good. I see why my sister loves this one so much. Colleen Hoover is an expert at writing deep characters. I love her books so much and I‘m so happy my little sister is becoming a #CoHort as well.

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Without Merit: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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I‘ve had this since release day but I‘m finally getting to it. My little sister has been very insistent that I read it. I hope I enjoy it as much as she did.

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This one was so good. I loved that the story revolves around moms of a birth month, mom group as these seem more and more popular. (I‘m actually a part of a mom group like this as well!) The story is multilayered and reveals littles gems throughout that really make this story so engrossing. I look forward to reading more stories by this author.

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So, I‘ve just realized I‘ve been working through this one for a month! 😳 It could have something to do with me reading 7 books between starting Muse and now. Or it could be because I feel this one, like Strange the Dreamer, has an incredibly slow start. But thankfully now it‘s getting to where I can‘t stop reading it! Okay, bye now, back to reading🙃

thevictoriousone I had exactly the same reaction! Took me ages to get through the first half and then I basically binged the second half. It was so good though. 4y
KatDowney @thevictoriousone It was so good! Would agree that this is probably the end of the story? I haven‘t seen anywhere if it was a duology or something else so I‘m so curious to know for sure. 4y
thevictoriousone @KatDowney Yes its a duology! At least I‘m fairly certain I read that somewhere... I‘m glad because sometimes the trilogies can get tedious. 4y
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KatDowney @thevictoriousone thank you! I figured it had to be after I finished reading Muse. I really need to check out some of Latino Taylor‘s other works. I think I would like Daughter of Smoke and Bone too. 4y
thevictoriousone @KatDowney I read the first one and really enjoyed it, but I haven‘t read the second one yet. She references that series in Muse by talking about a war between angels and chimera in another world, “but that‘s another story.” 4y
KatDowney @thevictoriousone oh my gosh, I wondered what that meant! 4y
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My youngest started kindergarten today. I had time to spend before I head back up to the school to volunteer in the cafeteria. So I figured the #library was a good idea. I happened across Tara Altebrano‘s new book, that I didn‘t even know existed! I loved her other two so I had to get this one. Plus some graphic novels that I can squeeze in quickly. The books on the sides were found at the library and goodwill. #bookhaul #lucky

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My youngest started kindergarten today. I had time to spend before I head back up to the school to volunteer in the cafeteria. So I figured the #library was a good idea. I happened across Tara Altebrano‘s new book, that I didn‘t even know existed! I loved her other two so I had to get this one. Plus some graphic novels that I can squeeze in quickly. The books on the sides were found at the library and goodwill. #bookhaul #lucky

everlocalwest This one is on my list! Let me know what you think! 4y
KatDowney @everlocalwest I‘ve had friends rave about it so when I saw it I had to get it too. I‘ll let you know when I read it😊 4y
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That's Not What Happened | Kody Keplinger
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Road trip means reading time for me. So, I grabbed #ThatsNotWhatHappened to start on. I‘ve read books involving school shootings but never one that too place after the fact. I‘m looking forward to seeing how this will all play out. What is your #WeekendRead ?

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Getting a little bit of reading in with my coffee before I head to work this morning💜 #CurrentlyReading #MuseOfNightmares #LainiTaylor #Lazlo #Sarai

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Grace and Fury | Tracy E Banghart
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Finishing this one up tonight. I went into it thinking it was a fantasy for some reason but alas, it is not.

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The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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About halfway through and hoping to finish tonight. I‘m loving this lush mermaid tail😉

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 4y
KatDowney @rather_be_reading Thank you! I‘m still pretty new and trying to figure it all out😊 4y
Magicalme Do you Recommend this book to anyone who loves fairy tales retold? 4y
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KatDowney @Magicalme definitely! Wicked is my favorite so I had to read this. I hope you get a chance to read this one😊 4y
Magicalme @KatDowney yeah I added to my list. I had a hard time reading wicked. The play is sooo much better. The book was super confusing! 4y
KatDowney @Magicalme Wicked is a very peculiar book but I just love it. The play is so amazing! I‘ve seen it once and I hope it comes back to New Orleans so I can see it again. 4y
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Finished this one last night. It‘s strange, going from complete joy to wanting to cry in the span of a few pages. This one was worth it all in the end. I‘m so thankful that I have an early copy of Muse of Nightmares that I can start right away, because I can‘t wait to see what‘s next for Lazlo.

WhatThePuck So jealous that you already have Muse of Nightmares. 💚 4y
KatDowney I was very lucky to get it and I‘m I thankful. Hopefully you‘re able to read it soon as well! 4y
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Just finished reading #BelieveMe by #JPDelaney and wow! This book was so incredibly engrossing. Delaney is a master storyteller. It you‘re looking for an amazing psychological thriller, look no further.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This book kept making my breath hitch and bringing my heart to my throat. I haven't cried so much over a book in a very long time. I loved it so much. It is incredibly powerful. I wish everyone would read The Hate U Give.

DivineDiana I have it on my TBR shelves! 4y
rather_be_reading did u see their making a movie? 4y
KatDowney @rather_be_reading Yes! I think it comes out October 19? I‘m definitely going to see it!! 4y
KatDowney @DivineDiana It‘s so good Diana! I hope you enjoy it! 4y
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P.S. I Miss You | Jen Petro-Roy
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This book format is all in letters written. Because of all the letters from Evelyn, you really get a sense of who she is and what she's going through. It is heavy and sad. Make sure you have tissues ready if you're reading this!

Peddler410 Why the so-so rating? Just curious. 4y
KatDowney Hi @Peddler410 I chose so-so rating because though I liked it, I didn't love it. Some of the story feels super judgmental. It was also strange to have it in letters that are completely one sided. If I hadn't listened to the audiobook it definitely would have been harder for me to get into. That being said it was still like able. 4y
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P.S. I Miss You | Jen Petro-Roy

Currently reading and really enjoying this.

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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If you liked Simon, you'll love Leah. Becky is so freaking talented! I absolutely loved this book and I think you will too.

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli

Currently listening to this audiobook and it's so good! I'm going to finish it today. I love seeing Leah and Simon and the whole gang back together.❤️💛💚💙💜

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Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Starting this tonight thanks to @everlocalwest 💜 I've been wanting to read Furyborn since I first heard of it and I'm excited to finally dig in!

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Final Draft | Riley Redgate
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This contemporary YA features an 18y/o. I love seeing teens of all ages in YA but more often than not the teens of YA are on the younger side, so this was nice. This is fresh and fun while also full of tough topics. I really loved this one. #finaldraft #rileyredgate

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Final Draft | Riley Redgate
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My current read. So refreshing after trudging through a book that couldn't hold my interest. #currentlyreading

everlocalwest Katherine is finally here! Yay! #litsywelcomewagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
KatDowney I don't know anyone else on litsy yet! Hopefully I can get the hang of this. I'll probably have questions next time I see you lol🙈 4y
everlocalwest There are so many great people here! @RaimeyGallant and @Chelleo have links to #LitsyTips in their bios. They are great about welcoming new people as is @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks. Check out some of your favorite books and follow people that have reviewed them. Litsy is all about engaging with people; it's pure enthusiasm! 4y
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KatDowney Thank you both! I've followed those recommended and I'm going to check out more book talk later tonight😊 4y
Chelleo Hi @KatDowney ! Any friend of @everlocalwest is a friend of mine and ALL of Litsy 🤗 Welcome!! 4y
KatDowney Thank you @Chelleo ! 4y
Redwritinghood @RaimeyGallant Thanks for the tag! 💕💕 4y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy🌼Thanks for the tag @RaimeyGallant 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @everlocalwest thank you!!! And welcome to Litsy @KatDowney 💗🎊👏🏻📚💕 4y
KatDowney 👋 hello😊 thank you all for being so welcoming! 4y
TracyReadsBooks @KatDowney Welcome to Litsy! This is a wonderful community and I hope you enjoy your bookish adventures! Thanks for the tag @RaimeyGallant ❤️📚❤️ 4y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! 👏😁📚🎉 Thanks very much for the tag @RaimeyGallant 😘♥️ 4y
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