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La_Cori

La_Cori

Joined December 2016

italian 🇮🇹 Ravenclaw 💙 food lover 🍝🍕🍦🍷 just an ordinary woman who lives extraordinary lives with books!
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Quel maledetto Vronskj by Claudio Piersanti
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La signora Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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May | Julie Murray
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Here's my TBR for May, better late than never!
Super simple and with almost zero commitment 😅 I'll plan my readings as long as I go..
I know this will be a crazy and busy month, so I'll try to read at least the #bookspin and the #doublespin picks 🤞🏻 @TheAromaofBooks

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April | Gabrielle Lord
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April flew by right in front of my eyes.. but I managed to read both my #bookspin and #doublespin 🥳📚
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!! 2w
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March | Geraldine Brooks
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March was a busy month, but I read a lot.. I think I can finish my 14th book today!📚📚
I'll try to catch up on my reviews in the next few days.

I didn't read my #doublespin (it's already on my April TBR) but I got a Bingo!!! 🥳🥳 (there's a second bingo with the help of a free square) @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 2mo
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April | Gabrielle Lord
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This month flew by so quickly, I was almost forgetting to post my TBR for April 😅
#bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Here's to Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Currently reading..
I've missed Ben and Arthur 💟

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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
This is so much more than a biography.. it's more like a friendly talk with the professor Paolo Nori about Dostoejvskij, his life and his work, but also about Nori himself.
The audiobook read by the author it's just perfection!

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Niente di vero | Veronica Raimo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
This is a memoir, I didn't know the author but the book was recommended to me by a friend. Now I want to read some other books of hers..
I loved this audiobook, the reader was really funny and engaging.

This was also my #bookspin for March 😊

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Messia di Dune | Frank P. Herbert
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Mehso-so

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I'm a little disappointed.. this sequel had all the elements to be an excellent book (just like Dune) but the plot was all over the places and too mystical for my tastes.

DivineDiana I was wondering about the sequel. 🤔 2mo
Bookwomble This is still a 5⭐ book for me, if only for Scytale the Tleilaxu Face Dancer 🙂 2mo
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March | Geraldine Brooks
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Here's my TBR for March.. How are we at the end of February already?!
#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

AmandaBlaze Graph paper is such a good idea for this! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
A great start for this series.. lots of characters (and few already gone! 😢) and great action scenes! Can't wait to read the next installments, and I have to figure out if there's a correct reading order 😅

This was my #bookspin for February, I couldn't hoped for a better choice! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I'm a bit intimidated by the sheer bulk of Star Wars reading material, so I never seem to actually read it 😂 3mo
La_Cori @TheAromaofBooks this is my first novel ever in the Star Wars universe.. for years I didn't know where to start reading and now I finally decided for the new "beginning" ? 3mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Currently reading..

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Ragazze elettriche | Naomi Alderman
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⭐⭐⭐1/2
It's more than So-so but not a Pick..
I loved the premises of the story and how it started, but at the end it was a bit too chaotic for me and some things felt rushed.
And, apparently, a tv series is on its way on Prime Video 🤓

Ruthiella I agree with your review. I liked the premise, but every thing happened a little too fast for it to seem plausible. 3mo
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Mehso-so

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Loved the stories (and I knew them from the tv show) but I didn't like much the writing style, it's too flat and monotone for me.
I'll keep reading the series, because I want to know more of Geralt, Yennefer and all the others.
This was my #doublespin for February @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Always Never | Jordi Lafebre
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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2

-You and I, we will never be "only" you and me. Never "completely" you and me. And never "not" you and me. Always "never". ?

Such a good story, maybe because it's told backward.. the art is beautiful!

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New in!! I'm alternating the audiobook and the ebook..
I loved the Tv series and now I want to know more about Geralt of Rivia!

Traci1 I loved the first couple of books and book 5 the most. Geralt is such a great character. 3mo
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"The Force is strong with this little one"
The quote is from The Mandalorian (as the throw), but it matches perfectly this book..

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Thank for the tag @JuliaTheBookNerd and @eeclayton 🤗
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Tagged (added this morning on my TBR)
2. Not yet, I think one book published in 2022 is in my february TBR
3. Star wars The High Republic: Light of the Jedi & The Sandman Act II on audible

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged 😉

eeclayton You're welcome ☺️ 3mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚🥳📚 3mo
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#bookspin and #doublespin for February 🤩📚

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January was a really good month for my reading..
10 books in total:
3 physical books + 5 ebooks + 2 audios (~70 hours, thanks Count of Montecristo!)

My 5 stars were The power of the Dog and both audiobooks (The Count of Montecristo and The Sandman with a full cast on Audible)

#januarystats #januaryWrapUp

LiteraryinLawrence I love seeing these sorts of reading stats! 3mo
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Sandman | Neil Gaiman
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The italian edition came out last week.. I'm already listening and loving it!! 💟🎧

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La storia infinita | Michael Ende

🇮🇹 “Solo il nome giusto dà a tutte le creature e a tutte le cose la loro realtà. Il nome sbagliato rende tutto irreale. Questo è ciò che fa la menzogna.”

🇬🇧 “Only the right name gives beings and things their reality. A wrong name makes everything unreal. That's what lies do.”

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La storia infinita | Michael Ende
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Mehso-so

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Unpopular opinion, here I am! 🙋🏻‍♀️
Maybe when I was younger I would have enjoyed this more, but I thought it was too long and too many characters and places.. and don't get me started on Bastian, I hated his character for half the book!!!
Glad I finally read this book, but I'm a little disappointed..
Positive side, I got a BINGO!!
#bookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yay bingo!!! I know they‘re not “required” but I certainly get unreasonably happy when I manage one. 🤣❤️ 4mo
La_Cori @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm me too!! Last year I managed one bingo (maybe two?!) so I'm super happy right now 🥳😂 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo on your bingo!! I always have mixed feelings about this book. I absolutely hate the way Ende is always saying interesting things and then just going “but that's another story for another time“ or whatever because it's NOT because he never tells that story at another time! 4mo
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February | Lisa Moore
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Here's my #bookspin and #doublespin for February..
I'm keeping my TBR short for the next month, I really want to read all of these books, so I'm hoping not to get distracted and stay focused on this list 🤞🏻
(On the positive side, it should be easier to get a Bingo!) @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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La storia infinita | Michael Ende
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Sunday morning, still in bed reading.. 💟

pigiann Un libro magico 😍 4mo
La_Cori @pigiann siiii! Da bambina adoravo il film e lo riguardavo ogni volta in tv! Ho scoperto solo qualche anno fa che era tratto da un libro 🙃 4mo
pigiann @La_Cori capita spesso con i film per l'infanzia! Ha scritto anche Momo, da cui è stato tratto l'omonimo film d'animazione 4mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐1/2 (It's more than So-So but not a Pick)
I went into this book with very high hopes (the fake dating trope is one of my favourites) that in the end were not met. This novel just falls into the average romance category for me..
This was my #doublespin for January

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Tidesong | Wendy Xu
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was such a cute graphic novel!
The artwork was amazing (particularly with the water dragons and ocean texture) and very appropriate for the middle grade audience of this book.
I really liked the overall messages of “encouraging/non-disciplinarian education methods are better than harshness”.

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La ragazza A | Abigail Dean
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Mehso-so

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I thought it was good, but not great.. I didn't like the ending, I prefer when it's more "conclusive".
Not an easy read, and I've just found out it's partially based on a true story!? The writing style is excellent and the author did a good job with the characters; maybe the plot twist was a little too obvious, but the plot isn't the main focus in this kind of novels..
This was my #bookspin for January @TheAromaofBooks

La_Cori This is the italian edition of 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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La parte di Malvasia | Gilda Policastro
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Bailedbailed

DNF 70%
Nope.. nope.. nope!!
This book was so infuriating! I really didn't like the style or any of the characters.. I don't think I understood the plot either 😅
(Not a great pick for my virtual book club..)

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Il potere del cane | Thomas Savage
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Loved the movie, I had to read the book.. It was even better! I recommend both..

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This is what I'm going to read/listen for 50+ hours.. my goal is to finish it in January! 🤞🏻

Avanders I love this book 4mo
vlwelser 4mo
IuliaC A lovely one 👍 4mo
mandarchy I loved this book, but I read it almost 25 years ago. I think I need to reread it 4mo
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⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
I'm a big Brontë fan (Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are two of my all time favorites) and I was so curious about this book.. I liked it, but I didn't love it!

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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A book that #beginswith #red and one with #rosso ??
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
(Honorable mentions to "Red" by Kerstin Gier and "Red, White & Royal Blue" by Casey McQuiston)

Eggs Perfect 🎈👏🏻📚 4mo
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A book that #BeginsWith #garden
(or #giardino 🇮🇹)
One of my favorites of all times 💕
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Vansa I love the movie. So haunting and beautiful. 4mo
Eggs Sounds awesome 👏🏻 🌸💗 4mo
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La ragazza A | Abigail Dean
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Bookspin and Doublespin for January!! 💟📚

SerenaCrawford I just bought love hypothesis 4mo
BkClubCare Oh! Have fun reading! Can I borrow your idea for this display? 4mo
La_Cori @SerenaCrawford it was on my list for December but I didn't have time to read it.. now I can't wait!! 😄 4mo
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La_Cori @BkClubCare thanks! It's not my idea, I saw a few posts just like mine with this month picks.. I took @TheAromaofBooks photo and then added my books 😉 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 4mo
maich The Love Hypothesis was my favourite in December. Enjoy! 4mo
BkClubCare Thx, now I need to find time and focus 🤣 4mo
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"..I wanted to be lost somewhere, and a book seemed like a good place."

Gissy 📚📚📚 📖 🙌so pretty that print 4mo
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Eggs Oh how awesome is this cover👏🏻💙👏🏻💗👏🏻💜 (edited) 4mo
La_Cori @Eggs It's so pretty!!! 🤩 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💜 4mo
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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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A book that #BeginsWith #dream
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

I've read The Dream Thieves a few years ago, but never finished the saga..
(Bonus: the italian edition of "A Midsummer Night's Dream")

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 🤩 4mo
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✨365 new days
365 new chances✨

Happy 2022 my dear Littens!!
🎉🍾🥂🎊📚💕

Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🥳🥂 4mo
Lauram Happy New Year! 4mo
Gissy Happy New Year to you too!🎉🎊🍾 🥂 4mo
WJCintron 🎉 🎉Happy New Year! 🎉 4mo
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⭐⭐⭐+
This was a lot of fun! I'm not a "retellings" fan, but the premises of this book sounded good and I was in the mood for something sweet and with a solid happy ending!

This was my #doublespin for December @TheAromaofBooks and I think I'm all done for my 2021 spins/doublespins. Thanks again for organizing this game every month ??

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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I've been running around all day and now it's all done.. I've just come home from the Covid booster shot, so now I can relax&rest!
I got some hot tea (not in the picture, but on my nightstand), a book and my new favourite blanket 💚 that's my new kind of party!!

IuliaC One of my favorite types of party as well 👍 4mo
Jess861 That's the only way to party 😉 4mo
La_Cori @Jess861 given the time (8 pm) I switched to a glass of wine! 🍷😄 4mo
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Busy day ahead, so I'm squeezing some reading time into breakfast ☕🍩💕
Have a nice day, Littens!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs #wondrouswednesday

1. I finally left my old job and found a new one that I like better; not a true "accomplishment", but in 2021 I became an aunt ? my nephew Elia is now 8 months old and he's simply adorable!
2. It's a tie, Six of Crows and Tre gocce d'acqua
3.Healt and serenity (maybe a trip with my BFF, if Covid gives us a break)

Want to play? @bthegood @pigiann @SRWCF @Ast_Arslan @DrexEdit @Villo @PaperbackPirate

MidnightBookGirl My number one was finding a better job too! And becoming an Aunt is a fantastic accomplishment! ;) 5mo
La_Cori @MidnightBookGirl I had the same problems with the old job, some coworkers were great but the manager was impossibile and the place was so toxic ☹ let's celebrate the new year with our new jobs!! 🥳💪 5mo
Eggs Great accomplishments and hopes for 2022 ❤️👏🏻😌 5mo
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PaperbackPirate Congratulations auntie! Thank you for the tag! 💙 5mo
Villo Congratulations! As far as 2. “Cambiare l‘acqua ai fiori” by Valerie Perrin was best reading. About 1. and 3. they go together: big project started (old house renovation) in 2021 and target is to finish by 2022! 5mo
Ast_Arslan Grazie per il tag e complimenti per i due importanti avvenimenti del 2021 ❤ 5mo
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Here's my TBR list for January #bookspin and #bookspinbingo 📚📚📚 @TheAromaofBooks
Can't wait to start again.. 🎊2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣🎊

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
It took me two months to read this.. but I loved every moment of it!!! (But not the cover, this edition has one of the ugliest)
This was my #doublespin for November and the reason I hadn't start my picks for December 😅 @TheAromaofBooks

pigiann Lo voglio assolutamente leggere anche io! Ho visto il film questo autunno e mi sono innamorato del world building 5mo
La_Cori @pigiann ho visto anch'io il film e ho iniziato a leggere il libro proprio perché volevo sapere come proseguiva la storia.. È un bel mattone, ma ne vale la pena! 5mo
SRWCF Anch'io ne ho una copia sullo scaffale. devo leggere questo! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! This one is on my #chunksterchallenge list for next year!!! 5mo
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Thanks for the tag @DrexEdit
#Top21of21 (sort of..)

This year I've read less than usual (I'm currently at 75/80 on my Goodreads Challenge) and I couldn't pick 21 books because most of my reading were just ok.. So here's my top 1️⃣0️⃣
"Six of Crows" and "Tre gocce d'acqua" are my absolute favorites ?

Most of my picks are italian novels and graphic novels, maybe unknown to the majority of Litsy ?

RaeLovesToRead I want to read Six of Crows next year 😊 5mo
DrexEdit I've been reading the Wayward Children series too. Not as far along as you are though. John Boyne is on my list for 2022. I wish I could read in a second language, not that I need more reading choices! 5mo
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Audiobooks on the Go | Audiofile, Robin Whitten
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I had a crazy week so I didn't read much, but I got time to listen to 3 audiobooks while I was working ?
I found this amazing youtube channel / independent production of audiobooks in italian ➡️ "Ménéstrendise Audiolibri"
There are lots of classics and I love narrator's voice! ?

The Old Man and the Sea ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Pinocchio ⭐⭐⭐
White Nights ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Le notti bianche | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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🇬🇧 “I don‘t know how to be silent when my heart is speaking.”

Suet624 💕💕💕 5mo
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December | Mari Kesselring
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I can't believe December is already here! It's time for the last #bookspin list of the year..
My TBR is a mix of all the books I've started this year (and never finished) and I don't want to drag them to the new year and few others quick read (I'm still hoping to reach my goal in the Goodreads challenge! 🤞🏻)

@TheAromaofBooks

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Y The Last Man Book One | Brian K. Vaughan
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It's time for a re-read..
I read the complete series back in 2015/16 and after I watched few episodes of the TV series (and got super bored!!) I wanted to revisit the story..

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La felicit del lupo | Paolo Cognetti
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Paolo Cognetti is now officially one of my favorite Italian authors 💕
I love his writing style and how his characters feel 'real', like old friends you haven't seen in a while..

This was my #bookspin for November (and the virtual bookclub pick) and very likely my best read for this month! @TheAromaofBooks

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