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Lauren.Archer

Lauren.Archer

Joined April 2016

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I was really excited when I saw that this was a retelling of Cinderella, however, I had major difficulty seeing parallels. With all that being said there are a lot of things that this author does that makes this book totally stand on it‘s own merit.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/14/glass-slippers-ever-after-and-me-book-r...

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Not much time to read this week, but got two books in which I both really enjoyed.

For my full round-up please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/14/weekly-reading-round-up-october-14-2019...

Lcsmcat Both on my TBR! Glad to hear you liked them. 2d
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This is not usually my jam, but I have been hearing so much hype on this one, it is actually making me want to read this.

Alora I feel the same way! 3d
Hooked_on_books Me three! 3d
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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This might be Ann Patchett‘s best book. This was an utter masterpiece. This is literary fiction to it‘s core as I would say a house is the main character of this book

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/13/the-dutch-house-book-review/

Anna40 The waiting list for this book at my library is about 80 or more people! Ridiculously long wait. I might buy it. Have only heard good things about Dutch House 3d
SamAnne Can‘t wait to read. Love Patchett but didn‘t think Commonweath measured up to Bel Canto or State of Wonder. At least for me. 3d
Crazeedi Cant wait! Have a hold for this!! 3d
Crazeedi Following your blog!! 3d
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I am so excited to start this book.

Rissreads I'm looking forward to see what you think. 6d
readordierachel Striking cover! 6d
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Review: I am not even sure how I missed this book. I have read other books from Charlie Lovett and just loved them. This was no different. I love how Lovett writes a great bookish mystery. This has all the elements, love, mystery, murder and everything in between.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/09/the-bookmans-tale-book-review/

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Olive, Again | Elizabeth Strout
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Not a big reading week, but was able to get a few things in.

Check out my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/07/weekly-reading-round-up-october-7-2019/

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Next read for #MMDBookClub.

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Mehso-so

Another underwhelming book. It felt like this author was trying to emulate Sophie Kinsella, just not as well.

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The fist book was cute, looking forward to this one.

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The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
Mehso-so

This was just ok, and left me underwhelmed.

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The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
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Just got back from a week long business trip. Very little reading was done. Going to try and get back into it.

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Olive, Again | Elizabeth Strout
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Let me start off by saying that I utterly adored Olive Kitteridge. Strout gave us this wry female heroin that I could not get enough of. Olive is back, she is older and even more crabby than before.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/03/olive-again-book-review/

Thank you NetGalley and Random House for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

CarolynM Looking forward to this one 🙂 2w
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Degrees of Difficulty | Julie E Justice
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Great week of reading!

To see my full recap, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/30/weekly-reading-round-up-september-30-20...

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The Body Lies | Jo Baker
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Mehso-so

I wanted so much more out of this book, but unfortunately it just fell in that meh category.

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The Body Lies | Jo Baker
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This sounds so good.

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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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This was a cute rom-com that basically takes on the entire genre. I totally see this a future Hallmark Movie...lol

cherinium Funny, I just described a book as a hallmark movie in my review as well. I'm sensing a theme. 😇 2w
Jen_Reads I‘ve had my eye on this one for so long! 2w
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Finally getting around to reading this.

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Mehso-so

This is the second Riley Sager book that I have read and this one felt a bit tired. At first I thought it had a Rosemary‘s Baby vibe, but it fell flat.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/27/lock-every-door-book-review/

Hooked_on_books It seems like so many people love him. I love thrillers, but I‘m not a fan of his. 3w
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I am going to start by saying that this should be mandatory reading for everyone, especially students, teachers, coaches and public servants. Second, if you are going to read this, please use the Audiobook medium. It is extremely well produced and is well worth the listen.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/27/talking-to-strangers-book-review/

Blaire Great! Always on the lookout for audiobooks 3w
andrew61 I love revisionist history so I'll definitely look out for this one, i have just finished the third series and wonder and episode is fascinating. 3w
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Degrees of Difficulty | Julie E Justice
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This is simply beautiful story that will break your heart. This emotional rollercoaster is well worth the read. I look forward to seeing what else this debut author writes.

For my full review, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/26/degrees-of-difficulty-book-review/

Thank you NetGalley and Fomite for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Next up.

jenniferajanes This is a good one! Enjoy! 3w
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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This is an extremely fast paced story that I could not put down. Atwood‘s writing is absolutely brilliant and she deserves every accolade that will come from writing this book. The book will complete the story of Gilead and reader‘s should absolutely feel satisfied where Atwood ended this.

For my full my review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/24/the-testaments-book-review/

Aaronlisa I liked your review & I agree it was very fast-paced. 3w
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How We Fight For Our Lives is a slim memoir by the poet Saeed Jones. The prose alone is worth reading. This memoir is about Jones as a African American man coming out in the South and all it‘s implications.

For my full review, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/24/how-we-fight-for-our-lives-book-review/

Thank you NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Read 5 books this week and they were all solid reads.

For a full recap, visit: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/23/weekly-reading-round-up-september-23-20...

essayareayaitch Having such a difficult time getting into Wallflower Wager. Then I read something about the book that makes it even more difficult to continue. 3w
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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About to dig into this one. I totally Pre-ordered this the day I heard about this.

valeriegeary I'm tucking into this one today too! 🙏 3w
JacqMac I started it today, too. 3w
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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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I have tried to stay away from Young Adult Novels as of recent, as we just haven‘t meshed well. Low and behold, one of my favorite podcasts Bad on Paper selected this as their September Book Club Book. I said why not. The first 15% of this book I was like uh oh this is why I don‘t enjoy reading YA, however, I am glad I persevered because I ended up loving this novel.

http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/22/american-royals-book-review/

essayareayaitch I'm in a love/hate phase with YA right now. I think I read three poorly written, but highly recommended books in a row, and I was over YA, then I picked up one fabulous book and I was in love with it again. This book is on my TBR, so I'm excited about this 3w
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The Birthday Girl | Melissa de la Cruz
Mehso-so

For me this was a middle of the line book. I thought it was okay and we had to wait a long time to get to the turning point of the book. The ending really saved this for me.

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This quick book is witty and poignant. I enjoyed hearing Elissa‘s perspective on the mother daughter relationship.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/18/motherland-book-review/

Thanks NetGalley and Ballentine Books for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Truth is a Theory | Karyn Bristol
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Overall, I enjoyed the book, the story was engaging and kept me wanting to read this. This is a deeper story at times, but does have an air of lightness especially when the story revolves the female friendships. This book will also give you a lot to think about and even discuss.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/18/the-truth-is-a-theory-book-review/

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Hit a major milestone this week in my reading, 200 books read in 2019.

Here is a quick recap of my week in reading: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/16/weekly-reading-round-up-august-16-2019/

Soubhiville That‘s terrific! Congratulations! 1mo
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Without Her: A Novel | Rosalind Brackenbury
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When I received this book, I saw the comparison to Elena Ferrante, I mean how do you even to compare anything to her. I started reading this and was like oh man, the author is trying replicate My Brilliant Friend, however if you can get through the first 25% of the book Brackenbury develops this story into a book that rightfully stands on it‘s own.

Please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/16/without-her-book-review/

Ruthiella Hmm. I‘m intrigued! 1mo
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March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women: A Library of America Special Publication | Jane Smiley, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado
Mehso-so

Unfortunately, I found this essay collection, pretty superficial. A little disappointing, with some of the authors that were part of this.

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March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women: A Library of America Special Publication | Jane Smiley, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado
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Always love to read anything about Little Women.

LauraBeth I feel like I‘ve been waiting a year for this book to be published! 1mo
emmaturi I really would like to have this book! 1mo
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Mehso-so

As I suspected this was just meh for me.

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Going to dive into for the MMDBookClub. These types are not typically my jam, but going to give it a shot.

bookandbedandtea I've been meaning to read this for ages. I keep hearing really good things about it. 1mo
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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About to finally dive into this after reading The Secrets We Kept which was inspired by this book.

Aims42 I just finished ‘the secrets we kept‘ too and bought this as well! Haven‘t started it yet, look forward to seeing what you think of it. 1mo
marleed I feel compelled to read it now after the secrets - and I already own it! 1mo
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Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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I personally started to hear hype on this book months ago and and requested a galley which I was lucky enough to get. Unfortunately life gets in the way and I did not get a chance to read it, until I saw Reese Witherspoon pick this for her Book Club. I decided I would treat myself and buy a copy and I am so glad I did.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/14/the-secrets-we-kept-book-review/

marleed I really liked the historical fiction of this. I thought the American romance distracted from the HF and found myself quickly reading through that part of the book. 1mo
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Opioid, Indiana | Brian Allen Carr
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Mehso-so

Opioid, Indiana is the story of Riggle an orphaned teenager who lives with his uncle in an unnamed city in Indiana. The story takes place in the span of one week, when Riggle gets suspended from school for a week for something he did not do. But hey, he is a teenager so he really does not care about missing school.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/11/opioid-indiana-book-review/

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Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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Next up!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ooohhhh this sounds good!!! Stacked!! 1mo
marleed I just started it! 1mo
rachelk I love the cover! 1mo
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I was introduced to Ady Barkan on the Podcast Pod Save America. Ady is in his early 30‘s living with ALS, and I want to say he is living. He has played a very important role in the political landscape, and this forced him to push on even bigger issues, like healthcare.

For a full review, please go to my blog: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/09/eyes-to-the-wind/

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Keeping Lucy | T. Greenwood
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Great week of reading, some really good surprises in the 7 books that I read.

For a full recap, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/09/weekly-reading-round-up-september-9-201...

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Keeping Lucy | T. Greenwood
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Wow, this was an extremely fast read. I have so many emotions on this one. This story is based on a real institution in MA. There are so many moments I just wanted to cry and was completely disgusted. Though this is a hard read, but totally worth it.

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Keeping Lucy | T. Greenwood
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Next up, about 40 pages in and it is riveting.

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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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This took me 5 days to read this, which is a long time for me. I found myself savoring each line, paragraph, chapter of Lombardo‘s debut novel. I did not want this book to end. Though this book is quite long, I think she wrote an extremely enjoyable book.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/08/the-most-fun-we-ever-had-book-review/

valeriegeary I loved this one too! So much drama! 🙌 1mo
8little_paws This just came in from the library! Can't wait to get to it. 1mo
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Tell Me Everything | Cambria Brockman
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When I received this book from NetGalley, I had no idea what to expect, and boy this was a pleasant surprise. It takes a lot for me to make me oh wow, and this book did that. This is a slow burn of novel, but so worth it.

For a full review, please visit my blog: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/07/tell-me-everything-book-review/

cherylmorton Agreed—this was such a fun read! 1mo
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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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Going to take my lunch hour to start this very thick book.

essayareayaitch How had it been? I feel like it's going to be one of the books I keep picking up because it sounds good, but then upon closer reading of the synopsis, it's not for me. Crazy Rich Asians, and Educated are other examples of this issue of mine 1mo
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Surfside Sisters | Nancy Thayer
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Solid beach read for me, I am not sure I would want to read this one much later than I am reading now. Thayer writes enjoyable stories and this one did not disappoint.

For my full review please visit my blog at: https://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/04/surfside-sisters-book-review/

Thank you NetGalley and Ballentine Books for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Betrayal in Time | Julie McElwain
Mehso-so

Not my favorite of this series, but still love it and will continue to read future books.

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Betrayal in Time | Julie McElwain
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About to start the 4th book in this series. I love these so stinking much.

Hollie I didn‘t realize there was a 4th. I better get the 3rd finished! 1mo
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