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Who Stole Alligator's Shoe? | Jacquelyn Reinach
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Sweet Pickles - taking photos of food pre-Instagram. So hip.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I totally forgot about Sweet Pickles! 2y
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I think this might be the first time that I'm actually starting my #botm pick the same month that I received it! I just can't wait for this one, so it's skipping the line!

BlueMonday42 My local bookstore had autographed copies of this. It sounded good but I didn't grab one. Probably should have. 2y
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😂😂

Ashley_Nicoletto 😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
britt_brooke 😆 2y
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Orphan Island | Laurel Snyder
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I'm a sucker for #bookswithmaps

No_One Ooooh! The Game of Thrones books (A Song of Ice and Fire) has some good maps (fictional) And "Lost City of Z" from what I recall (real). ? 2y
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Due or Die | Jenn McKinlay
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I'm on one heck of a cozy mystery kick. I find them so relaxing and comforting, but they are certainly not perfect. For instance, if I hear the term "murderess" in one more of these novels, I am going to explode. It is not a noun that needs to be gendered.

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The Dazzling Heights | Katharine McGee
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So excited that I was able to borrow this so quickly from the library! I couldn't resist taking a little break from work to dig in further.

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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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Hooray! This one put me over my goal for the year! It has certainly helped that this year I'm confessing to all of the silly books I read that I have kept a secret in past years 😂

LauraBrook 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Congratulations!! 🎉🎉📚📚👏🏻👏🏻 2y
No_One Wow!!! Very impressive! 😊🙋👌👍🖒 2y
No_One And there are no "silly books"!! So glad you shared. Look at how many! ? 2y
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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips

😳 How do people with children read suspenseful books like this? It's pretty much guaranteeing that I will never bring my son to a zoo, or a theme park, or out in public ever again 😩

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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You stay over there, book. I've had enough of your disjointed pretension.

Ashley_Nicoletto 😂😂😂 2y
No_One Oh boy. I see it is described as a "wickedly funny novel". That description draws me in every time. And every time, the book is...not. ?? 2y
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Catching up on my backlog of BOTM picks!

TheLibrarian I'm going to try and do that too; I'm so behind! 2y
Theresa I think I'm going to make catching up on my BOTM selections 1 of my 2018 reading challenges. 😂 2y
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All the stress of life lately has me seeking solace in cozy mysteries. In searching for a good escape, I was so excited to see a new book in the Poppy Peters series. It was so great to revisit these characters and I can't wait to see what comes in the books ahead!

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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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Every single book looks SO good this month!! How am I supposed to choose just one?! 😩

Redjewel_7734 I went with Fierce Kingdom! I've heard such great things about it that I didn't have to think twice about it 😊 2y
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This one is a total #blameitonlitsy read, but I'm so glad for it! This is a really approachable read about such a hot button issue.

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Morning Show Murders | Al Roker, Dick Lochte
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Al Roker writes mysteries?! I might need to read this to satisfy my curiosity...

Mdargusch Wow, I had no idea. 🤔 2y
LauraBrook I think there are three of them? Haven't read them, but they got reshelved at the library pretty often. 2y
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I am really going to need my library to improve its search function so I can more easily discover cozy mysteries with food puns in the name. They're my bread and butter 😂😂

britt_brooke 😂 2y
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I've wanted this book since I first learned of its existence and I finally bit the bullet! Can't wait to get started!

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New People | Danzy Senna
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I will always say that printed books are my favorite, hands down. However, I will admit that I'm a frequent kindle reader for the light weight convenience of it all! I can easily read one-handed! Thanks for running this giveaway @Booksandcooks and congratulations!! #6666giveaway

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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It isn't until I read a male author that I realize how many female authors I read. I'm only about 10% into this one, but I'm not digging how the female character is portrayed at all. She is just off. I wonder if men feel the same way when they read a novel by a woman author portraying a man.

AThousandLives87 That's a very good thought. I now wonder the same thing. 2y
Reggie Catherine Mckenzie, when parts of her stories are told from the men and especially when in regards to sex we would never say penis and vagina, there are so many words out there for those two body parts. Unless the guy is an OBGYN or urologist, we should never hear those words. And if women are writing about 14 yo boys in the wilderness from our time, they should be taking a piss, not taking a pee break. Dont get me started lol. 2y
Reggie Also two women that have written men that were believable but both ends of the spectrum, Joe from You by Katherine Kepnes and the Dr. narrating the story from A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein. Those two guys I was shocked were written by women. 2y
readinginthedark @Reggie That's so interesting! I never really thought about it, but I guess I don't really hear guys I know saying penis or vagina. Most of the women I know use the word vagina but not always penis. I use both all the time since having my son; I find it's easier to be straightforward with him than trying to teach him to decipher "code words." 2y
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I'm only a few minutes into this one and I'm already a bit skeptical. It's hard for me to understand someone who's complaining about not achieving literary fame at 22, especially when so many women have to struggle, working less desirable jobs for their entire lives. I'll at least give it a full hour of listening before I give up! I have hope!

angrylilasian I bailed on this for the same reason. I felt like I was misled by the title. 2y
Notafraidofwords Eye roll 🙄 2y
KilgoreTrout Ok @angrylilasian and @Notafraidofwords you convinced me, I'm bailing! 2y
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New Boy | Tracy Chevalier
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My very first Goodreads giveaway win! Now I know how the people in the Publisher's Clearing House commercials feel! 😂

Lacythebookworm Tehee😂 Is Publisher's Clearinghouse still a thing?! 2y
PrezBookster It's the best feeling! I have two I still need to read! Reminder I should get on that! Congrats! 2y
KilgoreTrout @Lacythebookworm it is! I see commercials while I watch my stories 😂 2y
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Delirium | Lauren Oliver
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I've been craving an interesting YA story and I'm hoping this will do the trick!

Maike It wasn't for me, I was super annoyed by the main character. A friend of mine loves the series, though, so I hope you'll like it better than I did! 2y
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Pig Thinks Pink | Richard Hefter
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Curse you thrift books stickers!!!!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Next time heat it up with a blow dryer first. It works! 2y
Lacythebookworm I remember these books! ❤️ 2y
Purrfectpages Wow! This takes me back! 2y
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KilgoreTrout Nice tip, @BarbaraTheBibliophage ! I'll def try that with the rest of my haul! @Lacythebookworm & @Purrfectpages I had to start collecting them for my son! I loved them when I was little! 2y
Smangela @BarbaraTheBibliophage that's what I do always!! 2y
rachellayown Sweet pickles!!! 2y
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The Devils | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Oh man! I need to add something to my Goodreads TBR stat!!

rubyslippersreads 😈😈😂 2y
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So excited to finally start this on audio today! I always have trouble keeping track of characters when I start a new audiobook, this one might require me to make a chart!

Dogearedcopy I listened to this in audio as well; and thought Hilary Huber did a *fantastic* job narrating! It's funny that you would mention maybe making a chart of characters, because I suspect there is more than one character named "Jennifer!" Maybe you can tell me once you're done! ?? 2y
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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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I feel like people have been very hard on this book because Ready Player One was just so amazing. If you don't compare it to his other work, this book is great in itself! I love how Ernest Cline writes YA for people in their 30s 😂 There is just no possible way anyone younger would get all of his references, but I adore them!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really liked this one too! 2y
SaturnDoo My oldest son (26 yo) just finished this on audio and loved it. 2y
KilgoreTrout @SaturnDoo you must have raised him right if he gets all the 80's pop culture references! 2y
SaturnDoo @KilgoreTrout Thanks...I hope I raised him right 😀 Lately he has been asking me to get him audiobooks to listen to 😮😮 while he is at work. Super shocked!! He will read but is very picky. So thanks to all of you, I have been able to pick some that he is enoying. Ya'll were recommending books and didn't even know it 😂He came home everyday to give me updates on how this story was unfolding. Not sure what the current listen is. 2y
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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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I LOVED Ready Player One, so I'm so excited to start this one! Although I'm a bit nervous because there seems to be universal agreement that it's not as good as RPO. But I'll be excited about any audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton. I wish he would narrate my life.

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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I've really been having trouble focusing on reading lately. Thank goodness for audiobooks!

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Cream of the Crop | Alice Clayton
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And now for something completely different!

Louise The most suggestive cover on Litsy today! 😂 2y
KilgoreTrout Hahahah @Louise ! Maybe I should have put a "mature" label on it! 2y
Louise @KilgoreTrout Rest assured, only the mature will understand the symbolism! 😆 2y
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Geekerella | Ashley Poston

Finally finished my two week long audiobook binge, without a single one of my holds being sent back to the library before I finished! Woot! I'd have to say that the Girl With All the Gifts and the Geekerella were definitely my favorites, and Into the Water was my biggest disappointment.

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Since I realized I have read three books that start with the letter "G" this year, it's about time that I start to really focus on the letters I have left in the #LitsyAtoZ challenge! Here is my letter "C" and I feel confident it will be a good one!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It is! I just read that earlier this month! 2y
KimmyM I loved this!! 2y
KilgoreTrout @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @KimmyPingwing Great reviews! I'm about 100pgs in and so far, I'm loving it! 2y
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My favorite non-fiction is one of the first books I posted about here on Litsy! It's been a while since I've read a nonfiction book that gripped me like this account! #5555giveaway @Booksandcooks

Megabooks Sounds fascinating! 2y
LeahBergen This is an amazing read. 👍🏼 2y
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LOVED this book! Sometimes audiobooks are judged with a bit of a harsher scale, judging both the performance and the writing, and this didn't fail in either aspect! "Horror" without being scary, more fascinating.

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Yay! My #botm order is finally here!!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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I may actually get through all of my audiobook loans from the library before they expire! Three down, two to go! Super stoked to start this one this morning!

Suet624 Good luck!!! 2y
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The Amateurs | Sara Shepard
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Are Sara Shepard's books extremely well written, sophisticated literature? No. Are they my favorite, dramatic, twisty, guilty pleasures? Yes! She always manages to throw in some completely unpredictable twists that still make sense with the story and her newest was no exception.

Megabooks I love the PLL book series. #sorrynotsorry 2y
Bookcoven Same here. I just have to read them all. I am such a sucker for teenage drama. Maybe because my teenage years were so incredibly lame 😂 2y
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Of course almost all of my audiobook library holds trickled in last week! 😬 Two down, three to go! Starting this one next!

Tcip This is a great performance. 2y
KilgoreTrout @Tcip That's great to hear! I feel like a few others I've listened to lately have just been books read aloud. 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Expressing my feelings through stickers on this one. It's certainly hard for words to describe how much I love this book. I finished it up while also binge watching Dear White People on Netflix and the combination of the two has really reignited a fire in me.

That-Bookish-Hiker I binged watched Dear White People over the weekend. Highly entertaining but still a lot of relevant parts where I tried not to get really angry how how true it all is lol. 2y
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I'm about a quarter way through this and I'm having a bit of trouble getting into it. Seeing all the fantastic reviews, I don't want to give up yet! Did anyone else have trouble starting this series?

kyraleseberg This book took some time for me, I'd say I read almost half before I was hooked. 2y
KilgoreTrout Thanks @kyraleseberg !! I'm almost to the halfway point and def getting reeled in! 2y
Nat_Reads I've had a hard time getting into it, but I read for a long bit today and got into a groove--lots of questions! I think the world building might just be a little slow. 2y
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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This was a lot more of a crime procedural than I expected after hearing others rave about it, but there's nothing wrong with that! I thought I had some of the twists and turns pegged, but this book still managed to surprise me. Hard to put down!

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Murder on Black Swan Lane | Andrea Penrose
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I've never won a giveaway or had an ARC in print, but today I am so excited to have received this thanks to @MorgansMenagerie !! Can't wait to dive in!

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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So excited to start this audiobook today! I've heard nothing but great things!

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So tough to discuss this one without spoilers! I can say that the writing was well done, the story was captivating, but I wasn't always pleased with what was happening in it. I definitely had some frustrated moments where I wanted to yell and I can't help but wonder if it would have been more interesting had the murder not been disclosed in the first few pages, but I'd still recommend this if you're ok not always feeling comfortable.

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I can't decide! It's either the Leavers or Priestdaddy for me. I'm not normally a memoir kind of gal, but this one sounds so interesting! Decisions, decisions 🤔

Jessnoice I skipped The Leavers because it's a little cheaper as a Kindle book. I'm one of those weird ones that does both ebooks and BOTM. 2y
Megabooks I chose both! 2y
emilyhaldi I chose both but I have to say I'm more intrigued by Priestdaddy 😎 2y
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OK, maybe I'm being nitpicky, but you're telling me that the guy in this book hit a deer with a Fiat and there is no damage to the car? Ha ha, this story has me captivated so far, but there are a lot of little unbelievable details like this.

Notafraidofwords I didn't notice that when I read it lol. 2y
Jenshootsweddings To be fair, I hit a deer once in an 80s Honda accord and there was no damage. 2y
Jenshootsweddings If you hit them in the right spot, they flip over a small car as compared to crashing through it. 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I can't really participate in the readathon since I have to take care of my little man all day, but I'm devoting as much time as I can to reading this weekend! I'd love to finish this up so I can get started on the show!

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Finished this one up at dusk on the back porch tonight. Also, I'm a terrible photographer. But want to know what's not terrible? This book! (Great segue, right?) I would double pick this book if I could. This book was wonderfully written and I just loved the relationships and passion that was developed in this story. I'm going to miss the characters deeply now that I'm finished.

Purrfectpages Want to read this one! 2y
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In the mood for something dark and thrilling, hopefully this fits the bill!

Notafraidofwords Loved this one. 2y
Jenshootsweddings This was such a fave! 2y
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Mehso-so

Total meh. I can usually get down with unlikable characters, but these people were the worst! Nothing new, nothing done better than anyone else, just generally mediocre.

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Edgar and Lucy | Victor Lodato
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I think that about half of the books I've read in the past year are because of this wonderful community, but this is the most recent! #GRABBYHANDS @Liberty

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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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Just got this book mail and I cannot wait to read it! #YAYAY2 @Liberty

Megabooks I'm in the middle. Enjoying so far! 2y
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