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Kristy_K

Kristy_K

Joined February 2016

GR: goodreads.com/kristy_k Books, Friends (TV show), Museums, Sports timeenoughforbooks.wordpress.com
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How To Fail at Flirting | Denise Williams
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A cute romance with a good balance of humor and seriousness. I enjoyed it but do wish they would have spent more time discussing their pasts as both went through some things that could and did affect their relationship.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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A little mind-boggling for me. I can‘t say I know anything about quantum theory and multiverses, so who knows how accurate this was. But it was a fun, suspenseful read!

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bailedbailed

I loved Mr. Rogers growing up, but this was too slow and uneventful for me. He was a rich, shy child and I felt that could have been summed up in a chapter as opposed to dragging it out.

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2022 re-read by audiobook. Helping the commute go faster.

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The Dilemma | B A Paris
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Entertaining with a hint of suspense. A good family drama filled with secrets.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Playing Nice | JP Delaney
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While I felt like Miles character was obvious from the beginning & that Pete was an overly naive man, this book still made me turn the pages. It has the perfect amount of suspense & believability. I really enjoyed the switched at birth plot & seeing the nature vs nurture aspect play out when learning about Theo‘s personality. I would recommend this & any other Delaney book to anyone looking for a suspenseful book that won‘t give you nightmares.

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Excellent read, but saddening and infuriating that these things were allowed to happen for so long. it focuses primarily on Farrow‘s Weinstein investigation with the ending looking at a few other similar incidents.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CoverToCoverGirl Very well written. Parts of it made me SO mad. 5mo
Kristy_K @CoverToCoverGirl I agree. I had to take breaks from it b/c I‘d get so mad. 5mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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If you enjoyed The Martian, you‘ll like this. Like The Martian, it‘s humorous with a moderate dose of science (which I will only assume is accurate lol). Rocky stole my heart.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Oryx Rocky ❤️ 6mo
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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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❤️

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Definitely an enjoyable book, but I did struggle though it a bit. A family drama that takes place in Malibu in the 80s. I found it slower than TJRs other novels. Still, worth a read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Thought-provoking and a good look into the rawness and realness of being human.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#botm

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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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After months of not being able to sit and read, I finally finished this behemoth of a book! I‘ll be honest, I‘m not a fan of Nesta‘s. I appreciated her story arc and character development, but she‘ll never be a favorite. That being said, the last part of this book was really good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wow. This almost reads like fiction because it seems like something like this could have and should have never happened in real life. I cannot understand how Holmes and Theranos fooled so many people. Carreyrou does a great job slowly exposing the truth behind the fraud that is Theranos. I highly recommend.

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Readerann Trial begins Aug. 31! 11mo
Kristy_K @Readerann I started following it! It‘ll be interesting to see what happens. 10mo
Readerann @Kristy_K Indeed. Hopefully there will be a nice, long prison sentence. 10mo
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Unsub | Meg Gardiner
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I enjoyed this but don‘t think it lived up to the hype surrounding it. A solid 3 star read. Debating continuing the series though.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Law of Innocence | Michael Connelly
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This took me a little bit to get into, but once I did, it was hard to put down. Haller‘s been accused of a crime he didn‘t commit and using his old flair and techniques, he sets out to prove his innocence. Another enjoyable read from the Lincoln Lawyer series.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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One Life | Megan Rapinoe
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I‘m a huge US Women‘s soccer fan and have long admired Rapinoe. Her memoir details her life as a soccer player but also as an activist. Recommend for sports fans and non-sports fans alike.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#memoir #soccer

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Tie between paperback and hardcover, unless it‘s from Netgalley.
2. When I was younger, I‘d hide in my closet to read.
3. My coworker, who‘s keeping me sane during this crazy time at work!

Thanks for the tag! @Enchanted_Bibliophile

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks so much for the thoughtful responses 🧐📚👏🏻🥳 1y
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Panpan

This title is such a misnomer. They should have called it “A Brief Overview of Lennon‘s Life.” I was expecting a detailed look into Mark David Chapman and Lennon‘s actual last days. This is more like an encyclopedia of Lennon and the Beatles. While interesting, it wasn‘t what I was looking for. Also, it bothered me how the chapters on Chapman were written like fiction where we could hear his thoughts.
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Life of the Party: Poems | Olivia Gatwood
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Mehso-so

A book of poems that focus on violence against women. I first heard of Gatwood from watching Button Poetry spoken word. Some of her poems from there are featured here.

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I'll Fly Away | Rudy Francisco
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If you like spoken word poetry, then you‘ll enjoy this. A lot of short poems that I wish were longer, but on a whole I enjoyed it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#poetry

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Reread of a favorite. This time by audiobook. I think the print version was better but the audiobook is still good. I can‘t wait until the show is finally made.

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The Crossing | Michael Connelly
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I think audiobooks are going to be my new friend while I slowly get back into reading. I devoured this novel in two days. While technically a part of Connelly‘s Bosch series, I read it for continuity of his Mickey Haller series as Haller is a strong supporting character here. Very enjoyable.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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First book I finished in a long time. Lived up to my Backman expectations. I love how his stories are like a detailed character study while maintaining a good plot.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#botm

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I‘ve read the majority of Douglas‘ books and enjoyed them all. This one was no exception. I enjoyed seeing more of how he goes into and proceeds with the interview process. I also liked that he focused on less infamous cases so most of the material was new to me.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Loved learning more about Michelle Obama. She‘s a gifted writer whose intelligence and sincerity shows.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bailedbailed

The first few chapters were a little too pretentious for me. White male who‘s parents paid for college and grad school then decides to go on a trip around the world, courtesy of his dad again. I am sure he worked extremely hard to get Nike to what it is today, but I couldn‘t get past the privilege that exuded from the pages.

#dnf

rather_be_reading i agree! 1y
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Getting back into reading with a mixture of genres.
#tbr #newbooks #botm

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First book I‘ve read (or listened to in months). A good investigative piece that also is part memoir as there are personal anecdotes of Michelle.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#truecrime

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The Boy from the Woods | Harlan Coben
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This is my second Coben novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It‘s on the lighter side of the mystery/suspense genre, but the writing makes it so you want to keep turning pages. I loved Wilde and how intertwined Coben was able to make every character‘s story in such a short amount of time. There were some good twists along the way as well.

#netgalley #arc #suspense

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The Da Vinci code | Dan Brown
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I enjoyed this even if it did get long winded every once in a while. I want to look more into the art and lore mentioned as I found it interesting but don‘t know how much of what was said is true.
⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Now to wait 5 weeks for book 4‘s audiobook hold.
The more I reread these books, the more I dislike Snape. Even knowing everything that‘s to come.

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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Enjoyable, but I don‘t think I‘ll continue the series.
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Between a pick and a so-so. Andrews definitely had some trials in her life and I liked that she was so upfront about her husband dealing with mental illness, but a lot of the other stuff felt drawn out. It was also hard to relate as it‘s a portrait in how the other half lives (to buy or not to buy a yacht). However I felt it was an honest look into Andrews‘ life. I also realized I knew very little of the movies she starred in.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Yours in Scandal | Lauren Layne
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I think this is the first Layne book that I struggled with. I found myself skimming through a pages as in the beginning there wasn‘t much interaction between the 2 MCs and a lot of explaining about the political world and players they were in. However, once Robert and Adeline started sharing the pages, it got much better. Also, Addie is a bigger person than me. I wouldn‘t have forgiven Robert.

#arc #netgalley

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Broday‘s Western historical romances are the perfect escapism for me. This is the second book in a stand-alone series about reformed outlaws looking for love and finding tough as nails women with pasts they‘re running from. I enjoyed Jack and Nora and didn‘t even mind the insta-love. It‘s kind of a must when trying to outwit both the law and criminals. The camaraderie of the town is enviable as well & I wouldn‘t mind spending some time there.
#arc

Sace This sounds like something I would enjoy! I'm thrilled to see it on my library Hoopla! 2y
Kristy_K @Sace I hope you like it! 2y
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A good start to a (hopefully) good year. I really enjoyed the majority of these books.

#january #stats

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Sorry #potteraday, I just couldn‘t help but read through this quickly. I chose to listen to it this time and with my long commute, it made for a quick read. The first few times I read the series, I didn‘t like Dobby, but I think he‘s growing on me now.

#reread

Linsy Forgiven! It is just so good. 😂 💚💚💚 2y
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So I thought I was over YA books, but then I met Simon. His voice is so honest &refreshing w/the right amount of quirkinesses. It was hard not to love him. This book has a great balance of friends, family, &first loves. While it‘s mostly cute &fluffy, there are also real issues discussed. And while I was a big fan of Simon, Abby, and Nick (and Blue, of course), I will say I didn‘t really like Leah and don‘t even get me started on Martin.
⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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A look into murder and policing in LA‘s roughest areas. It‘s written by a journalist who spent years sharing an office with some LAPD homicide detectives. She focuses on one particular murder case using it as a jumping point to discuss the other issues at large such as gangs, black on black violence, inadequate policing, and overworked homicide detectives. A great book focusing on the sociological aspects of crime.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#crime #sociology

Linsy Love that B&N classics collection in the background! 2y
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I don‘t know why I waited so long to read the second book in this series. There was none of that second book lull or filler here. I think the format works amazing for this story and it was hard to put down. Most of it I didn‘t see coming. An amazing science fiction book that reminds me why I love this genre (when I‘ve been struggling with it lately).

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#sciencefiction

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So I just booked a trip to Vancouver! My first time leaving the US and I couldn‘t be more excited. I would love suggestions on where to visit (in either Vancouver or Victoria). Any book related sites would be awesome too!

#travel #canada

Eyelit How fun! They have an amazing library and the museum of anthropology is definitely worth checking out 2y
Jaimelire There is a ton to see and do! We went to Vancouver Island two summers ago and we loved Butchart Gardens and Lakehorn Caves tours. Also, take a 10 minute ferry ride to Newcastle Island and rent a bike. Bike around the Island and bring a picnic! 2y
Kristy_K @Eyelit the museum is on my list and I‘ll definitely add the library! Thank you! 2y
Kristy_K @Jaimelire Ooo I‘ll have to look up the cave tours. That sounds fun! I‘m hoping to get a lot of outdoor activities like biking in too. :) 2y
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Being sick has one advantage at least. I was able to read this romance in between bouts of coughing. It‘s a sweet romance that deals with many contemporary issues in dating and in life.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#romance

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Annual reread of HP has begun. I like doing this on audio now that I have a longer commute. Will I ever get tired of reading this? (Probably not.)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#hpreread

Linsy I doubt it! I never do. By the way, we're doing a reread together over on #potteraday and we just finished Sorcerer's Stone! 2y
Kristy_K @Linsy I just saw on your page that #potteraday is discussing the first movie Sunday. I‘ll probably join! When are you starting book 2? 2y
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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I‘ve had this on my Kindle for a few years and finally got around to reading it. I ended up choosing to listen to the audiobook. I thought Stone did a great job portraying racism and being a black teenager in American. It‘s a little hard to read some of the serious scenes since they are infuriating (and shed light on things I haven‘t always thought about), but there are also some lighthearted and sweet moments.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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This book is truly about women empowerment. Gates acknowledges her own privilege and keeps the focus on the women that are often left in the margins. It is both inspirational and heartbreaking.

One thing I love about this book is that Gates doesn‘t paint herself as the savior. The women she talks about are the real heroes in their own lives and the world. I‘m in awe of their strength and love.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Anyone who‘s ever doubted their religion or their faith will certainly connect with Evans‘ exploration into Christianity and her own faith.

But I had trouble with her writing. She‘d repeat phrases or groups of words so many times on one page that it began to sound like a scratched record. There is an effective way to use repetitive phrases, but I felt it missed the mark here. It stopped me from enjoying the book as much as I may have otherwise.

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You Are Not Alone | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Every book I read by Hendricks & Pekkanen it‘s better than the last. I was hooked the entire time I read You Are Not Alone.

After witnessing Amanda commit suicide at the subway, Shay becomes entangled w/her friends after what looks to be a series of coincidental events but not everything is seems.

If you were a fan of this duos previous two books, I highly recommend this. And if you weren‘t, I‘d suggest giving them another chance.

#netgalley

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The last in a trilogy of stand-alones, this friends-to-lovers romance featured Audrey &her best friend since childhood, Clarke. While not my favorite trope, I did enjoy Layne‘s spin on two best friends slowly figuring out they were in love. There were both funny &sweet moments and I thought this book ended the trilogy well. My favorite moments out of all three books were the positive female friendship it showed between Audrey, Claire, and Naomi.

MrBook Great review!!! 2y
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The Look-Alike | Erica Spindler
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I owe Spindler an apology. I went into this book expecting I wouldn‘t like it. The last few mysteries I‘ve read have disappointing me and for the first few chapters I was determined this would end the same. But Spindler‘s writing is compelling; she draws you into the story and keeps your interest.

The ending felt a little too tidy (I‘m not a fan of the long killer monologues explaining everything) but overall a satisfying thriller.

#netgalley

MrBook Another great review!! 2y
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2019 held a lot of ups and downs for me and I didn‘t reach any of my reading goals or complete any challenges. So this year, I‘m keeping it simple and only challenging myself to four goals that will allow me to read any book I want with no pressure.

#2020goals #readinggoals

Curiouser_and_curiouser Sounds awesome! I hate locking myself into certain books too. 150 books is huge though, I don't know where one would find so much time to read? My spindly little goal for this year is 24! Lol! Maybe I have to work my way up 😉 Well, enjoy choosing each book as you go along, that's my favorite part, just like choosing a chocolate from a chocolate box! Finishing it is something else.... 2y
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