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Kboltz

Kboltz

Joined May 2016

Science teacher, live to read outside, show me your books and I will show you mine,follow me on Instagram @buckeyereaderbookclub
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Loved the first book and even though I kind of forgot that I read the first this second installment can be read on its own!:) Ceres almost gives up on her daughter who is in a coma until she is taken into a world where the Fae and characters from all of our stories come to life. Loved this read.

TheLudicReader I need to get this. I also loved The Book of Lost Things. 5d
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Secrets of the Octopus | Sy Montgomery
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Loved loved loved this. If octopuses amaze you this is your setup to learn and then to want to see more. Great pictures. 🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙

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Again and Again | Jonathan Evison
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I had never heard of this author or this book and all I can say is..read it now! Not since the Notebook have I felt such a read. Eugene is living out his life in a home and his past life stories are there to back up his long lost loves. I loved this book!!!!❤️. Just read it!

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Did I need this sequel to The Firm? Maybe not but I loved it. Grisham brings back Mitch and Abbey after 15 years and I loved every page. Mitch is “running” again. Go ahead and read it🧑‍⚖️👨‍⚖️🧑‍⚖️👨‍⚖️

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The Phoenix Crown: A Novel | Kate Quinn, Janie Chang
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Loved this collaboration by these two historical fiction writers. An opera singer, an artist, a botanist and a talented embroider become friends in San Francisco right before the 1906 earthquake. They fight against a cunning mean man that fools everyone. I like that good men were also portrayed. Good history of the first Chinatown that was in San Fran. 🫨🫨🫨🫨

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The Princess of Las Vegas | Chris Bohjalian
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Read this in one day and I never do that! Read some reviews after I read this and am always amazed that when people read they don‘t do it just for entertainment. It‘s a story people!:).Loved the Diana aspect, the setting in Las Vegas, the smarter than a whip foster daughter and even the crypto thugs. a good story with a lot of pop culture thrown in . Same chairs used in Star Trek were used on the Brady Bunch set! I love facts like that!🤩

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Reread this and loved it more. If you haven‘t watched the Netflix series cue it up now! Aria Mia Loberti that‘s plays Marie-Laure should have swept every award. Now one of my favorite books of all time.

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Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Loved this science fiction space read. If you have taken an evolutionary biology class this book will be for you. Humans need to find a new place to live, a crazy scientist wants to add a nano virus to monkeys DNA, the spiders “get” and use the virus instead. First in a trilogy!🛰️🛰️🛰️🛰️

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I like a good James Patterson when I want a light mystery to read. These three new detectives may be a good start to a good series from him. They aren‘t Alex Cross but they have background stories that made this book enjoyable to read…did they solve 4 mysteries that quick? I don‘t care, I liked it.🥸

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True Colors | Kristin Hannah
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I love anything by this author. Set in Washington state the Grey family sisters need to protect their ranch, need to find themselves after the loss of their mother, and need to find what makes each of themselves happy. Horses and love and the Innocence Project.

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The Puzzle Master: A Novel | Danielle Trussoni
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Really liked this find. A brain injury affects Brink into becoming a puzzle master. He then is called into helping solve a murder through being able to see patterns, to solve puzzles and to see beyond natures patterns. Good read. Loved the puzzle aspect, the mystery, the religious history and AI.

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Really liked this murder mystery. A family‘s past comes to a murderous conclusion after one son gets released from prison….the other son put him there. Written in a refreshing murderous way!

CatLass007 This was a terrific read. 1mo
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Telling of the discovery of a tributary of the Amazon River by Theodore Roosevelt in 1914. Written so well. I loved this and all of the facts about how difficult the Amazon rainforest is. I now have a new outlook on Theodore Roosevelt as well. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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The Shell Seekers | Rosamunde Pilcher
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Loved this book! Family, inheritance, love, children who think they know it all. Penelope looks back at her life when a slight heart attack sets her back. Just read it. An oldie but a great find!

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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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I finished this but by the end I could have cared less if Red found her sister. A retelling of Little Red Riding hood. The woods that attacked and attacked got to me by the ending…did anyone like this out there?

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Dark Lullaby | Polly Ho-Yen
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Just came upon this, never heard of it. dystopian world where infertility is at a critical stage sets up a world where parents are watched by enforcers. If you get so many strikes before your child is one they are taken away. A now and then scenario that makes you cringe if you are a parent.

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Quantum Radio | A.G. Riddle
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I love time travel and this book is long but it gets better once the 4 are sent ahead in time. Science and historical facts make this a good first book of other time travel books that can follow this. I like that the science of kindness can make the world a better place. We need it!

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I wasn‘t going to read this and then in the bookstore this enthusiast reader said that she loved it! I have to say it does pull you in. A wife represents her husband who is a suspect for his mistresses murder. 😳 The ending seemed rushed to me and there are some loopholes but I did like this quick read. Murder kills!🤓

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Lost in Time | A.G. Riddle
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Loved this time travel book. Finally a use of time travel that I agree with…send convicts away! Easy to read and the explanation of how everything works was well done! Will be reading more from this author. Oh…dinosaurs!🦕🦕🦕 🦕

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The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
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Loved this mystery that is written through texts and emails. It really makes you think and the clues are there. A young girl gets ill, an appeal for money begins, a murder occurs bc of it all. Great read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Finally got around to reading a Brandon Sanderson book and I liked it. Good Fantasy, good characters and I didn‘t have to rack my brain to understand the setting. Metals as the power, loved this theory. Vin and Saze are the best. Eland you read too much!:). First in this trilogy.

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Didn‘t realize that this was a trilogy and read 2 after 3! Guess what, it didn‘t matter! Loved this trilogy set in a hockey town. Every character is perfect, each book is just as good as its predecessor! I love sports!🏒🏒🏒🏒😂

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Stars in an Italian Sky | Jill Santopolo
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Found this in the library, going to Italy soon so it seemed to be there for me. A love story of then and now, Genoa Italy after the war and present day New York. Loved the family aspect, the young love and the decisions in life that are hard to make. Bellisimo

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Go and read this book and buy it for everyone that you know! Holocaust told through Truth. Why haven‘t I seen this anywhere? It‘s in the same feels like The Women only another terrible war. Truth be Told!

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Not since Twilight have I loved a human/vampire book this well. A tournament til the death for the Goddess of Death, puts a human vs the vampires with a hate/love relationship in more than one way. Yes I will read book 2. 🧛‍♂️🧛‍♂️🧛‍♂️🧛‍♂️ Also love the inner cover!💜

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Lightning Strike: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Book zero that takes you back to the beginning of Cork O‘Connors summer when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his father the sheriff of Aurora. Good murder mystery mixed with historical background of the results of our govt relocating Native Americans. Will I have to continue this series? Probably!

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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Go get this book now! If you grew up in the late 60s or 70s this book will hit you hard. Francis goes to Vietnam to nurse the soldiers. From the time she sets foot in the jungle of Vietnam to the unwelcoming homecoming, we hear the story of all of the women who supported the US troops. Will be my best read of 2024! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Loved this read. I‘m on a 5 ⭐️ reading bender. Ruthie is taken as a little girl. Told between Ruthie‘s new life and her real brother Joe this read set in Maine and Nova Scotia is really heart felt. The indigenous berry pickers of the early 70s and the story of your family meaning everything. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Holy moly was this a good read. A murder, a spy, an ex cop, and an extremist that leads to a terrifying ending. Real world scariness at its best. Loved the backstories of the characters. Written so well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LoverOfLearning This was on kindle unlimited. I didn't read it. But it's interesting how a 2014 novel is suddenly resurfacing! 4mo
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Red Widow | Alma Katsu
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Loved this read. Written by a former intelligence analyst all of the American/Russian spy tropes are in this book. Lyndsey is brought in to find who killed her Russian link and Theresa wants to defend her husband who was killed in Russia. Who would you trust?

ericarobynreads I need to read this one soon!! 4mo
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A Likely Story: A Novel | Leigh McMullan Abramson
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Found this and loved the cover. A family that hides feelings and needs from each other. A mother who loves, a father that loves his notoriety as a writer and a daughter who cannot find her way in life. If you are a writer this book has to affect your thoughts on writers block. A book within a book. Good first novel by this author.

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The River We Remember: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Loved this read set in a small town in 1958. War affects those that go and those that wait for soldiers to return. Great characters, heart wrenching story. Small town with people who care and are willing to forgive.

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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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I loved the first book but I got to a point in this book that I honestly didn‘t care what happened! Anyone else feel this way? So much detail and the storyline just dragged for me. Violet can‘t make a decision in love or war if you payed her! Just let the Dragons talk and write the story! Anyone else feel this way?

robinb Oh no! I bought this one but haven‘t read it yet. Sorry you were disappointed. 5mo
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The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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Waited to read this and it was once again worth it to go back to Beartown to a hockey community that has had its heart broken yet again. Love the interaction of the people of these two hockey towns. Sports make or break a community. Great friendships and worthy rivals.

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Divine Rivals | Rebecca Ross
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I really had no idea what this book was about, I thought it was total fantasy and then I started to read it.. it‘s a mix of everything you would want in a fantasy/love/friendship/family/mythical story! I never read the inside cover and most times I love that I had no idea what was ahead! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So good! If you never had a typewriter you are missing out.

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Love fantasy but this one at times was hard to read, it skips timelines in so many places you really have to concentrate on which character you are reading about. Just not the series for me and that‘s ok. Last book of 2023!:)

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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Loved this read. It brings a whole new perspective to Our Town. Parents do have a history that children never dream of. 😂 Just read it.

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I loved this weird concept. Found it finally at the library bc how can a person turning into a shark be good in any way? Well, it‘s great in every aspect. Read it in two days,loved the writing style and the message. Look around you every day, love yourself and believe that what you have is enough. 🦈❤️

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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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Finally read this and loved it. We needed a YA pirate saga. Throw in some sirens and women have the power. Loved Riden and his fight to figure out what he was seeing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🏴‍☠️

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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Wasn‘t going to read this, heard it was good then saw this cover. It‘s a great read. Throughout you keep cheering on Demon to make it.

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Broken Ice: A Novel | Matt Goldman
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I have no idea where I found this book! A mystery set around high school hockey players, two missing girls and a small town in Minnesota. Quick read, good character detail that made me laugh and know them more by detail than by name.

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Liked this one as much as the first. I think Millie may be the QUEEN of domestic help!:)

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Yes this book is that good. Just read it…James McBride has a way with words and his characters are true to life. Sometimes hard to hear the truth but it‘s history. I always believe that there are good people and bad people…that will never change. Loved Chona and Dodo. The abuse of cripples is always horrendous.

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Waited to read and I did enjoy it. Riddle me this, do you not agree that there were too many other similarities to other books? The school(Hogwarts), the legend of Dragons (Game of Thrones), the hate/love element (Court of Thorns and Roses) and the bashed furniture from “love” (Twilight). Will read the next but did I not read these similiarities? I know there are even more. Read on…

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#3 in this series, set in London. Star goes to a bookshop in London to try to find her lost family. Not as historical as book 2 but a nice cozy story. Cece is now on the move so for sure I have to read book 4.

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Paleontologist | Luke Dumas
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I always like a dinosaur read with science facts so this scary museum read that has a brother searching for his lost sister after 20 years was a good read. Some weird facts make this a weird dinosaur read. Bone china, that‘s a new one!

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Going Zero | ANTHONY. MCCARTEN
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Ten people chosen at@random, 2 days to hide, 30 days not found and you win 3 million. Good scary truth read. Oh, that technology is out there.😳. Try to decide how you would hide. Great read.

Bookwormjillk I really enjoyed this one 7mo
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Book 2, Norway, classical music, sailing, a little love and a little history. Love when I find a good series where everything is there to read. Will take a break, read another genre then will move on to Sister #3!:)

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Darn it, now I have to read the rest of these. Sisters adopted by PaSalt, named after the mythological Seven Sisters of the Pleiades. Historical, mythology, family, secrets. In this one you go to Brazil and the history of Christ the Redeemer is fascinating. Good read.

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Mary Jane: a Novel | Jessica Anya Blau
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Read this book especially if you gre up in the 70s. I loved this read. Mary Jane is all of us girls growing up in this time. Just read it…NOW!:)

Bklover Sounds good! I was a teenager in the 70‘s 8mo
Kboltz @Bklover you will love it! 8mo
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