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Lesley1

Joined March 2019

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Something Borrowed | Emily Giffin
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Bailedbailed

I read about halfway before I decided to bail. This is a book about a girl having an affair with her best friend‘s fiancé. The best friend is kind of a bitch and she REALLY likes the guy so apparently that makes it okay. I dunno, the idea of being cheated on just makes me sick to my stomach so the whole premise was distasteful to me. I actually liked the writing so I‘m not against the author just the theme.

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Mehso-so

This novel follows the lives of four siblings, Renee, Caroline, Joe and Fiona. When they were very young their mother stopped being their mother for 3 years and this time period became known as “the Pause”. The story follows them from that time on and we see the ups and downs in their lives. And that‘s about it. I‘m not much of a straight fiction reader so this isn‘t my genre normally but I thought I would give it a try and it was fine. 3/5 stars.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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I related to a lot in this memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional family. I applaud the author and her siblings for forging their own paths and not surrendering to the life their parents set in motion for them. Life is hard and sometimes being a kid sucks and being a parent can suck, too. We are not responsible for the choices other people make, whether good or bad, right or wrong. Our lives are our own. Great memoir. 4.5/5 stars.

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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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This young adult horror novel was a fun read! I don‘t like being scared or experiencing horror that I feel like could happen in real life so dealing with ghosts and haunted houses was definitely something I could handle. A really good story with some cool characters. 4/5 stars!

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Mehso-so

Other than a few celebrity memoirs I don‘t think I‘ve actually read one written by someone I didn‘t know. I always thought it would be cool to find out my parents weren‘t really my parents but I‘m told I‘m a mirror image of my aunt on my Dad‘s side so it‘s not likely to happen for me. In that way and a few others I did not relate to the author or her story. I do think a lot of people would enjoy this memoir but maybe it‘s not for me. 3/5 stars

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Jewels of the Sun | Nora Roberts
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Mehso-so

I will not be finishing this trilogy after reading the first book, Jewels of the Sun. This book was fine but I did not connect with either Jude or Aidan. Romances, especially historical romances, used to be my guilty pleasure and I‘m hoping to get back in the genre but it won‘t be with this series and I‘m ok with that. 2.5/5 stars.

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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
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Overall I think this is a good book but I felt it was a bit long and I honestly didn‘t really care for anyone in the book that much. I felt bad for the girl at times but she was mostly punished for being stupid and naive. I felt like there was no buildup to the romance, that the girl just pined for the guy half of her life. Other than that it‘s an interesting look into the life of a geisha. 3.5/5 stars.

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Mehso-so

Super short story about the Darkling from when he was a child. Not that riveting but I‘m always ready to read more about the world of the Grisha. 3/5 stars.

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I thought this was a pretty good thriller. I guessed the big twist but it was still a very enjoyable book. It was entirely believable and no one behaved stupidly or anything like that so 4/5 stars from me!

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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The third book in the trilogy. I thought it was a fitting end and am looking forward to starting this author‘s next series. 4/5 stars

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We had such a fun day exploring the United Nations in Geneva. So cool to see the Night Witches mentioned in an exhibit after reading The Huntress.

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A little short story in the world of the Grisha by Leigh Bardugo. A kind of creepy version of Hansel and Gretel. Definitely recommend if you‘re reading the other books in the series. 5/5 stars.

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Mehso-so

I thought this was okay. I didn‘t love the format of the book how it was just reading transcripts of interviews. I think I might have enjoyed this more listening to the audiobook but by the time I thought about it I was halfway through and that would have been another long wait at the library so I just powered through. 3/5 stars.

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Graham: When you have everything, someone else getting a little something feels like they‘re stealing from you.

I‘m not sure yet how I feel about this book. The way the book is written, in snippets of interviews by various members of the band and others, has kept me a bit removed from the story. I‘m not completely immersed in the story as I would want to be. It‘s not a complete bail though as I‘m still invested enough to see what happens.

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What a great book! I really loved all of the characters and felt I really knew them by the end of the book. This book really charmed me and I‘ll probably be thinking about it for a little while at least. I‘m really impressed by this author and will look for her other works. 5/5 stars.

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Another good book in the Dresden series. I‘m very much invested now into seeing what else the Denarians and fallen angels have in store for Harry and the gang. 4/5 stars.

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The Child | Fiona Barton
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This second Kate Waters book was better than the first. Like some other readers have mentioned some twists were easy to figure out but I didn‘t get everything. I enjoyed this one. 4/5 stars.

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The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Mehso-so

I wouldn‘t call this book a thriller. It was more of a drawn out explanation of how a crime was committed. It wasn‘t necessarily boring but I don‘t think much happened in the book. I thought it was ok. Planning to continue the Kate Waters series, though. The third book was just released this year.

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Untitled | Unknown
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This is our cat, Kisa. She passed away in her sleep in October :( we still miss her every day!

#nationalpetday #catsoflitsy

rretzler So sorry to hear about Kisa. When our cat, Matisse, passed away 2 years ago, we got 3 new kittens to keep Matisse‘s brother, Picasso, company. Having 4 cats in the house is an experience! 99% good, but 3 rambunctious kittens at once always a little much! 10mo
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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Mehso-so

This book does not get great reviews in general. I actually didn‘t think it was horrible. It was short so it wasn‘t like it dragged on and on. I was never bored. I agree that everyone in the book is unlikeable but it actually didn‘t bother me that much. It was an interesting story but probably not going to be a lot of people‘s favorite. 3/5 stars.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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An enjoyable read. I didn‘t see the end coming and it was interesting how the story unfolded. 4/5 stars.

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. The 90‘s were pretty cool :)
2. Books and ebooks
3. Younger, I‘m 31
4. Nope. I live 3700 miles away according to google
5. ❤️❤️❤️

#friyayintro @howjessreads

WorldsOkayestStepMom I had to look up the distance for mine too! 11mo
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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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In preparation for our trip to #Amsterdam I have these books I‘ll be taking with me! I‘ve also been saving The Silent Patient for this trip to read on the plane! Looking forward to tulips, stroopwaffels and spending time with the hubby!

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White Night | Jim Butcher
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Book #9 in the series. I admit I haven‘t been overly enamored with Dresden this whole time but I think this is my favorite book of the series so far. All of the secondary characters are really growing on me. 4/5 stars.

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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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This was a fun read... er, I mean listen! I always want to read more books labeled as a “classic” but it never really appeals to me to sit down with one. I‘d much rather be reading a fast-paced fantasy or thriller instead. So hurray for audiobooks! This mystery was slow to unravel but it had me hanging on chapter by chapter. My morning walk to work has been much more exciting these past few weeks! 4/5 stars from me!

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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Mehso-so

There was really nothing spectacular about this book. I skimmed most of it just to see how it ended and nothing really surprised me.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks for the tag @xxjenadanxx these are fun :)

1. Cancer
2. I crocheted a sweater for myself
3. Confess by Colleen Hoover. I love Colleen Hoover and everything I‘ve read so far by her but I just could not finish this one.
4. Dinner with the in-laws!
5. ❤️❤️❤️

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xxjenadanxx A whole sweater?! Definitely something to be proud of! I am proud if I finish a single row lol. 11mo
Lesley1 @xxjenadanxx lol thanks :D It took me a while and it‘s not perfect but I am proud of it ;) 11mo
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The Girl Who Chased the Moon | Sarah Addison Allen
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Loved this book! It was a magical read that had my heart fluttering. Best book of 2019 I‘ve read so far.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon | Sarah Addison Allen
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So true. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen.

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The Aviator's Wife: A Novel | Melanie Benjamin
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Bailedbailed

Did not make it through 1 chapter of this. The main character kept referring to her father as Daddy, the author introduced two characters within paragraphs of each other, one called Connie and the other called Con, and there was a glaring grammatical error that stopped me in my tracks. After looking at some reviews on Goodreads I decided to put the (e)book down and back away slowly.

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Mehso-so

I didn‘t realize there was a sequel but when I saw that there was I immediately picked it up. I liked the first book. I thought this book was good for the most part but ended up skimming the last 15% of the book. Their shenanigans were amusing at first but then I got a little bit tired of it. I don‘t have a lot of knowledge about current world politics and events so some of the stuff went right over my head, unfortunately.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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My hold finally came through at the library! Can‘t wait to see what the hype is all about and if it deserves all the hype it has gotten!

LoverOfLearning I loved it. Not 1 bad thing I can say about it. 11mo
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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. White Night by Jim Butcher and The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

2. We just watched Four Weddings and a Funeral last night. I had mentioned a few days ago that I had never seen it so my husband said ok we‘re watching it. I thought it was ok. I liked the humour but didn‘t care for the love story.

3. Probably tea.

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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The 2nd book in the trilogy. My husband gave me a copy of The Six of Crows for Christmas (on my request) but I didn‘t realize it was part of a larger series. So now I‘m reading the original trilogy before I get started on the duology. I am really liking this universe with the Grisha and am looking forward to finishing the third!

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I really enjoyed this book! It was so interesting to see the genealogy of the family at the beginning of the book and I continuously referred back to it as the story progressed. For so much story I really liked that it was not a long book. Very readable and engrossing from beginning to end!

xxjenadanxx This is on my tbr list. I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 11mo
Lesley1 @xxjenadanxx definitely recommend :) 11mo
RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
Lesley1 @RaimeyGallant thank you! And thanks for the tips :) 10mo
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