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Kelsyereadsbooks

Joined January 2020

Books, coffee, my dog and my husband are all I need these days ❤️
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 okay so I LOVED this one. It was so sweet and cute and just a feel good story! I loved that the main character was such a powerful black woman with an amazing idea for her community. Loved!

ItsAnotherJen It was a pretty cute story! 2y
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The Searcher | Tana French
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this one was so intense and rough, but also beautiful in its heartbreak. I loved seeing the connection between the man and the kid evolve over time.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 beautiful, moving, heartbreaking. This one is great for anyone who likes stories that flash back and forth in time.

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The Storyteller | Jodi Picoult
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this story was so good! It was incredibly heartbreaking and vivid but an important and necessary read.

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I really loved this one! It was juicy and fun and I really enjoyed all the different perspectives. Highly recommend for a beach read!

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When We Were Vikings | Andrew David MacDonald
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I thought a lot of this story was great, but there were a lot of parts that made me uncomfortable. It‘s really hard to describe how I truly feel... sorry for the super vague and strange review!

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The Last Piece | Imogen Clark
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I liked this one a lot! I received this in my Once Upon A Book Club box. I really love being able to open my gifts as I read! 🥰

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Darling Rose Gold | Stephanie Wrobel
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I didn‘t really love this one. It creeped me out more than anything else. I thought it was interesting, but I wouldn‘t really recommend to anyone.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 so this book really surprised me! I don‘t usually seek out books like this, so I‘m not sure what compelled me to grab this one. That being said, I‘m so glad I did! This was a really captivating thriller that had a unique twist. I appreciated the audiobook having multiple different authors to help me follow the story, too!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mindy Kaling is my celebrity crush. I am such a homebody and I feel like she and I are the same person. I live for her essays!

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Evidence of the Affair | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I love Taylor Jenkins Reid, but this one just bummed me out. I understood it... I just didn‘t really get it. I spent the whole time feeling bad for everyone. 🤷‍♀️

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I‘ve said it before and I‘ll say it again - I‘ll read anything Fredrik Backman writes. He has such a moving way of writing, it‘s like music to me. I loved going back to Beartown.

readingjedi I am very much of the same opinion! 2y
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I had a lot of high hopes for this book, especially after the following it has developed. I thought it was good, but kind of predictable and I saw the ending coming. Looking forward to reading the sequel though!

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One to Watch: A Novel | Kate Stayman-London
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 easily one of my favorite books of the year! I loved this bachelorette style beach read. I was SO SAD when it was over. Highly, highly recommend!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Hi everyone! Deciding to use my bookstagram to connect with more book-lovin friends! Find me on Instagram @ kelsyereadsbooks! ❤️❤️❤️

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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I liked this one, but I didn‘t love it. I thought it would be more of an advice book, but it was definitely more of a memoir and story of the two authors‘ friendship.

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Hello Girls | Brittany Cavallaro
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this one started off okay, but it became clear the main characters were all jerks. I just didn‘t care for it.

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I also stan Fredrik Backman. I will read anything he writes. This book was so moving and beautiful and heart wrenching. I was so sad it was over. Read this one! CW: sexual assault.

Octoberwoman This is the only one of his books I‘ve read but I was very impressed with it. 2y
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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this was a great book, but the whole thing was just tinged with sadness. Everything the main character did was just clouded by her past and her loner life. I really felt for her. High praise for this one!

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I stan anything Angie Thomas writes. This one was gripping and engaging from the first page. Highly recommend!

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Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this was such a great book. I loved each of the characters and seeing how they grew and faced adversity. My kind of historical fiction!

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Something to Talk About | Meryl Wilsner
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⭐️⭐️/5 I enjoyed that there were LGBTQ+ main characters. But otherwise, the characters had absolutely no development or personality. I wanted so badly to like this, but It was just... not good.

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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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⭐️⭐️/5 maybe I just am not woke enough, but I didn‘t get this one. I didn‘t like any of the characters at all. And I am not a prude, but this one made me blush!

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One by One | Ruth Ware
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I really liked this one! As far as thriller go, it definitely had me. I enjoyed the twists and the “whodunit” of the whole thing.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this book was on the long side but it was really amazing. The long romance/life story of the main characters was really well thought out. Highly recommend!

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Well Played | Jen DeLuca
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I mean, it‘s a corny romcom. But it makes ya feel good! 🥰

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 oh boy, I am so glad I didn‘t read this book before C*V*D. It would have been ten times more scary! This book was borne out of a wild imagination and I couldn‘t recommend it more.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 very sad to admit that this is my first Fredrik Backman novel, but it certainly won‘t be my last. My husband and I inhaled this audiobook and we loved it. It was emotional and raw and beautiful. I highly recommend this one!

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I enjoyed this one. Riley Sager‘s books are usually pretty solid but I am finding that the endings are never satisfying. That being said, if you like to be spooked, this is your jam!

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⭐️⭐️/5 hard pass. Everyone was so freaking unlikeable, including the main character. Just so not my thing and really hard to get through. Surprised I didn‘t bail on it earlier.

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I never saw the movie. I don‘t plan to. This one confused me and just... didn‘t have what I was looking for. 3 ⭐️ for keeping the suspense up though.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 easily one of my favorite books this year! I felt every emotion so deeply and loved how intimate the writing was. Must read for anyone who loves a good cathartic cry!

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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this one gripped me. I was super into this thriller! I didn‘t see the twist coming. Solid book!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I loved reading about the accomplishments of these important black women in the space race. I felt like it was super wordy and it lost me in a lot of technical talk. But make no mistake: we should absolutely be celebrating these incredible women.

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this was such a good book. I felt it was a little long, which is why I gave it 4/5 stars. The story was strong and the characters were really well-developed.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I enjoyed this one, but I felt it ended a little too conveniently. I wasn‘t convinced with how it was all wrapped up. The thrill was exciting but I don‘t know. Fell flat for me.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I couldn‘t put this one down. It was so important to read given the current climate. It horrified me, made me cry, made me angry. Everyone who denies that racism exists should read this book.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 another huge book that blew me away! I absolutely loved this one. The characters were amazing and evoked a lot of emotion. You must read this!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 oh, I just loved this one. It was so sweet and beautiful. Really heartfelt and touching. A definite must read!

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5 I enjoyed this one. It wasn‘t groundbreaking by any means but it was cute. It was definitely corny and sweet at the same time.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this book made me stan Carole even harder. She writes so beautifully. Her loss seems unimaginable. Such a great book.

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Quidditch Through the Ages | Kennilworthy Whisp
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this was cute but there wasn‘t much there. Definitely can skip.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this was an important, but painful read. Adunni‘s life was brutal but her courage and attitude were truly remarkable. The way it read gave me a headache at times, but it clearly illustrated the character in a brilliant way.

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The House Girl | Tara Conklin
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⭐️⭐️/5 I would skip this one. It‘s pretty problematic by today‘s standards (white woman writing from the perspective of an enslaved Black woman + white saviorism).

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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I reread this one and it was... disappointing this time around. I‘m sure it‘s a brilliant stage show but it read like Harry Potter fanfiction!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 so beautiful and such a great ending.

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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 such a solid book! Short but sweet. Very powerful and meaningful. A little too religious for me but I loved it anyway. ❤️

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A Happy Catastrophe | Maddie Dawson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I didn‘t particularly engage well with this one. I felt like the main character‘s boyfriend was beyond awful, even while dealing with his own demons. And the story felt weak.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 excellent book! I loved seeing where this story went and how it fit into Greek mythology stories I‘ve heard growing up. I highly recommend this one!

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The Short Drop | Matthew Fitzsimmons
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this one had promise, but it just turned out to be incredibly disturbing.