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kendra

kendra

Joined June 2016

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Night Watch by Sarah Waters
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Beloved by Toni Morrison
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Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Two recent reads, very different but loved both. My first book with each author, and I‘m a fan!

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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Loved this! Ghost story, murder mystery, and the power of friendship. Reminded me of Jennifer McMahon, of whom I am a fan.

collegecatlady I want to read this one so badly! 12mo
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The English Wife was a pleasant surprise, a late 1800‘s murder mystery straight out of Clue, with the snark of Downton Abbey.

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Ghost Summer: Stories | Tananarive Due
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It‘s a beautiful day for a new book

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Home Front | Kristin Hannah
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Vacation reads! Man I love Kristin Hannah.

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I enjoyed both of these immensely. This is the 20th in Elizabeth George‘s Lynley series, and I agree with others that it felt like she went back to the original recipe I‘ve enjoyed in the past. This was only my second Kristin Hannah (after The Nightingale of course) and she‘s become a favorite author of mine as well. I‘m looking forward to working my way through her back catalogue.

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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❤️❤️❤️

AustenJennings This book is so good 1y
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Fun book nerd night! I got to meet Elizabeth George and have her sign a copy of her latest book, the 20th in her Lynley series. She was warm and funny and smart and most decidedly not British despite my assumption to the contrary.

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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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This was a fun read I would call Game of Thrones Lite. Meant as a compliment! I will definitely be reading the sequel.

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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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How I‘m spending my morning 🤗
This book has sucked me in! I will likely not get much else done today.

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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2 books I finished over the weekend. Beasts was ok, it just wasn‘t my thing. But I loved Dreamers.

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Fantastic graphic novel. Gorgeous watercolors with a story of family and parenting in the setting of the Vietnam War and beyond.

LitsyGetsGraphic Join us in the discussion about this book on 4/29 1y
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Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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I put off reading this as I‘ve realized I‘m a little tired of Gone Girls right now. I‘m less than 100 pages in and really enjoying this one. I feel that I‘m being taken for a ride, and I‘m excited to see where it goes.

Jess7 I really enjoyed this book. 1y
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When you want to buy lotion from Amazon and it would be criminal not to get a few books while you‘re at it

TrishB 😂😂 1y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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I read these three books during my recent vacation, but definitely saved the best for last. I loved The Fireman. After NOS4A2 my expectations were way more out there than this comparatively down to earth book was. It kept me guessing and engaged and I loved the shout outs to many of my favorite books, including some written by Mr Hill and Uncle Stevie. I won‘t wait this long to read his next book.

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A Long Way Home: A Memoir | Saroo Brierley
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I thoroughly enjoyed both of these memoirs

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I enjoyed the second book by @Pronounced_ing even more than the first. One of the best I‘ve read this year! I can‘t wait to see what is next for her.

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I can‘t think of another book that made me snort with laughter and cry all at the same time. I read a lot of good books this year, but this one was my favorite.

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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This was a wild ride! I agree with those who‘ve said to just go with it. It reminded me of a favorite book from years ago, but I by no means had it all figured out. I‘d love to see a movie adaptation.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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I enjoyed this and sped through it even though parts were predictable. I agree it will make a fun film.

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I‘m loving this book, and it‘s delightfully wry humor

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The nerdiest day of the month 🤓📚

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Such a good read. I love a family saga, even more with a little tragedy thrown in.

sloanghost I love this cover! I grew up with a vintage pachinko machine in the house (for some reason) and my sister and I were obsessed. 1y
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George | Alex Gino
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Cute, heartfelt, timely 🏳️‍🌈

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White Fur | Jardine Libaire
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Man. This ending jumped the shark for me. WTF. It was just ok prior to that, enough to keep me reading, but yeah. No.

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The Sisters Chase | Sarah Healy
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Great read. I saw part of it coming, but enjoyed it all the same and was never sure how it would end. Very satisfying!

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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When you‘re going out of town and load your Kindle with a bunch of very exciting library books 🤓

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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I really enjoyed this. I'm a huge fan of Stephen King, and what an interesting concept, especially at this point in American history. For me, it was classic King, with social commentary of our times. Interesting to me as well that two men wrote this particular story.

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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Different! I enjoyed it.

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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Reading on the deck, Kindle edition

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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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I enjoyed this, a solid read of real (i.e. flawed) people, and the mistakes of youth. Plus Jackson, as a bonus 🐾

valeriegeary Boop. 🐶 2y
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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I'm loving this. It's classic King... or should I say, King Squared.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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I finished my audiobook and needed another one right away. I was very excited to find this had been added to my library and was available 😎

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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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I've become a fan of this type of domestic drama. And an even bigger fan of the lovely Australian narrator of Moriarty's audiobooks.

britt_brooke Cute reading buddy! 🐶 2y
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I just finished both of these, and they complimented each other well! Both fairly quick addictive reads with endings I didn't see coming, more so with Winter People, which was also delightfully creepy.

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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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No spoilers, but is anyone else watching the show? I liked the first few episodes, but I feel like it's become boring and I don't like how they've portrayed Holly. There seems like too much unnecessary filler. Just wondered what others thought!

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❤️💚💙 I decided to listen to the audiobook after buying her newest novel. I'm sad I waited so long to discover Ms. Ng! But perhaps I was supposed to wait, as I've realized my love of twisty mysteries and YA dystopia has faded and I am now digging familial drama. I loved it. Very excited to read Little Fires Everywhere.

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It | Stephen King
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I'm sooooo excited 🤡🎈🤡🎈🤡🎈

MrBook #LitsySeesIt😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
kendra @MrBook Ahhhh love the hashtag! Thank you! 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Maybe I'm just not as into the genre as I once was. I didn't see the end coming, but I still didn't love it.

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I loved this book so much. Very excited to get to meet the author next month!

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Sometimes it's fate: I had some time to kill in between appointments and headed to Watermark Books to get a snack and finish my current read, which I am loving. Only to discover that the author of said book will be here next month 😍

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Butters and I share a happy place.

kendra OMG I'm getting to the end and I hope it's ok that I'm laughing. It's like Fargo funny. 2y
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Loved it, the whole way through. And what an amazing audiobook.
Bonus: bookmark from my recent trip to Iceland, the gorgeous glacier lagoon

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Love starting a new book! It's reminding me of The Sun is Also a Star while also being quite different

Tanzy13 🐶 2y
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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A perfect description of addiction.

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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I'm enjoying this audiobook, and glad I chose this format. The rambling sentences may annoy me in print, but are fun to listen to.

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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This just wasn't for me. It felt long and repetitious, and the payoff wasn't worth it for me in the end. I'm glad I had the audiobook, I'm not sure I could have stuck with it otherwise.

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Burntown | Jennifer McMahon
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This is the second McMahon book I've read, and I'm happy to have discovered her. I enjoyed it quite a bit, although the ending felt a bit rushed to me.

valeriegeary I just finished this. Agree with you about the ending. My favorite if hers is The Winter People... If you haven't read that one yet, I highly recommend it, 😄 2y
kendra @valeriegeary It's on my TBR shelf! 2y
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Burntown | Jennifer McMahon
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When your Man Friend happily prioritizes a last minute Target stop to make sure you don't run out of reading material for the trip home 😍🤓

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The Love Interest | Cale Dietrich
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Man. This book is not very good. I'm a fan of this type of YA, and early on accepted that it's written like 80% of them. But as it went on, the dialogue got worse as the plot became predictable and nonsensical. I actually cringed a few times imaging how proud the author must have been as he wrote some of these lines. If you're tempted to read this, may I recommend Rainbow Rowell's Carry On instead? It's fantastic.