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Lexicon1982

Joined January 2019

People who say I‘m hard to shop for must not know where to buy books!
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Poppy War by R F Kuang
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Cocoa Beach: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
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The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton
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A great start to the Maggie Hope mystery series! This debut book has spies and WWII suspense, women making their way in the world, some historical fiction, a little mystery with the main character Maggie herself...very entertaining! I really liked that although Maggie is an educated woman in 1940‘s Britain, she still was a product of the times and had to navigate the beginning of women entering the workforce during the war. 4 out of 5 stars!

Librarybelle My mystery book group at the library read this one and loved it! A few of the members have since read the rest in the books in the series thus far. 2d
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I really liked this sweet simple easy story of Clementine Haas, a girl who gets in a plane crash and has retrograde amnesia.there is a love story, but nothing is as it appears. Really this story is about identity and who makes you You, are you defined by family, your friends, your internal self, your actions or is it really a combination of everything.the twist at the end felt contrived.one of those that you really like or just go “ehhh”. 4 stars!

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Where to start with this book..the plot and concept are unique and intriguing really makes you think about “what if only a few women were left on earth.. how would men handle it?”. My issue with this book is the writing style, a bit disjointed. made the story line erratic in parts. I did finish the book feeling like a bunch of questions were unanswered. I guess can‘t like them all, but read for yourself and make your own opinion!

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Park Avenue Summer | Renée Rosen
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4th of July Weekend read! This book was smart, sassy, simple and easy to read cover to cover! It reminded me of Sex in the City, The Carrie Diaries and Devil Wears Prada rolled into one and what‘s not to love about that! Recommend for fun summer read! 4 stars!

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A coming of age journey of Sam Hill, or “Sam Hell” , a boy born with ocular albinism “red eyes”; growing up different and finding inner self-acceptance. The author Robert Dugoni does an excellent job narrating his book. If you have an inner awkward child or been bullied or have felt out of place, this book will speak to you. A must read! 5 stars!

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The Last Year of the War | Susan Meissner
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This is a story worth reading; everyone should learn about the unspoken truth of internment camps on American soul.We should never assume that our freedoms couldn‘t be taken away on a whim, between the fine line of individual freedoms and “national security”!
Having the story follow the Sontag family after their repatriation back to Germany really highlighted the struggle these interned families faced, they became caught between two worlds.

Rachbb3 I love this author. I definitely need to read some more of her books. 3w
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This book will make you hopeful, sad, and angry at the same time!You realize that these women have been programmed to treat each other harshly as just another mechanism for their oppression.How can women change the system if they can‘t even help each other!? child brides, women‘s rights, political unrest, international interventions in their politics, tradition vs progress, a fundamentalist society, etc.ends with a ray of hope for Afghan women.

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Honestly I didn‘t know if I would like this book but as a mom with a frantic life I could relate to Amy Byler on sooooo many levels! If you are a mom over 35 read this book! I laughed and so many times thought “Haha oh me too!” Amy‘s internal snark and outward cute nerd made me want to be her friend. I am very onboard with the idea of #momspringa.
4 out of 5 stars!

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Ashes | Ilsa J. Bick
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Firstly I am a sucker for dystopian post-apocalyptic fiction, add in “zombies”, survival mode and people returning to their basic natures...I am sold! The real beauty of this book is how the survivors react to the end of civilization.. makes you wonder what type of person are you really.. would you help a stranger in need or is everyone out for themselves? Definitely will be finishing this trilogy.

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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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This books alternate story lines between Elisa and Marisol really captured the struggle of the Cuban Revolution; how it disenfranchised the Cuban people and its effects even on Cuban-Americans generations later. finding your identity when you've not grown up in a country was something that I could relate to, being born in South Africa, growing up with South African values and culutre, but living in the United States apart from family. 5 stars!

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Clover Blue | Eldonna Edwards
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So special getting to meet author Eldonna Edwards at the Adventures by the Book event last night, whose book Clover Blue is absolutely amazing!
Clover Blue is a special kind of story, that type of story where you really connect with the characters and get sucked into their world, their thoughts and their feelings. I thought Eldonna Edwards ability to get into the mind of a 12 year old boy shows just what a great writer she really is!

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Is it possible for the second book to be even better than the first? Yes...Yes it is!
Listened as an audiobook and the narrator did a great job making you feel like you were actually in space with the crew! enjoyable to see the dynamic develop between Elma and Parker
A fast paced space odyssey that if you liked The Calculating Stars you will love The Fated Sky!
5 stars!

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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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Listened as an audiobook and the narrators were good. I really wanted to like this since I love historical fiction, and this book is so heartbreaking but also quite frankly very depressing! The story was a bit slow in certain points, but the parts I did love were the author‘s poetic characterizations of Death. Overall 3.5 stars!

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What‘s not to like about wine, a family vineyard in France, World War II secrets, and a woman who discovers her true self...absolutely absorbing tale! A page turner...you can‘t stop reading..gotta find out the secret...keep you up till wee hours...holy moly it‘s time get up for work...but I wanna know... that kind of book! Loved the story within a story concept. Highly recommend especially as a travel read!
4 out of 5 stars!

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Of all the books I have read this year (been a lot) these are my top recommendations (based on how much I still think about these characters and stories they stick with you!) no particular order #recommendations
*The Heart‘s Invisible Furies
*The Radium Girls
*Girls Burn Brighter
*The Broken Girls
*The Storyteller‘s Secret
*The Alice Network
*The Spitfire Girls
*The Calculating Stars
*The Beantown Girls
*Wildflower Hill
*The Lost Vintage

CoffeeNBooks The Alice Network and The Lost Vintage were on the list of my favorites that I read last year! 2mo
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Wildflower Hill | Kimberley Freeman
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Just a cozy rainy day reading! I am soooo in love with this book! I have fallen in awe of the 2 characters Beattie and Emma! I think I have found a new favorite author too!

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Listened as an audiobook. I enjoyed this light hearted read a nice break from the “heavier” reads. A story of love and friendship between four female childhood friends making their way in turn of the 20th century Boston. A true glimpse into the working lives of first generation Jewish and Italian immigrant children and how they contributed to their neighborhoods. Overall a nice story. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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Wildflower Hill | Kimberley Freeman
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Already charmed by this one!

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Loved it

Bklover I‘m reading this now and loving it! 1mo
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Beantown Girls | Jane Healey
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Really enjoyed listening to this as an audiobook! This book is filled with warmth and strength. I‘d never heard of the Red Cross Clubmobile program during WWII.. these women‘s inspiration to the men at the front lines was brought to life! I felt like I was right there with Fiona, Viv, and Dottie and I would have wanted to be a Red Cross Clubmobile girl. If you love historical fiction about World War II era don‘t miss this book!
5 stars!

xxjenadanxx Ooh this sounds right up my alley! Stacking this one! 2mo
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Intense, powerful, horrifying and triumphant! This book will make you so angry that these companies got away with murder for so long! As a woman made me realize this wasn‘t even a hundred years ago, women have come a long way in the work force but we have a long way to go! Definitely read!!!

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The Winemaker's Secret | Cynthia Ellingsen
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Eh....

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Livia Lone | Barry Eisler
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Dark, gritty and real!

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Flavia de Luce is the sweetness at the bottom of the pie, without her this book would just be a bunch of crust!

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Loved loved loved!

sprainedbrain Me too!!! 3mo
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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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Aarrggh matey I be giving it 3.5 stars!

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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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Intense and Powerful

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The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Intense and Fast paced

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Killman Creek | Rachel Caine
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I actually enjoyed this even more than the first book, I liked “hearing” the story from the different perspective of the kids and the other characters! And the character twist at the end I did not expect. Build up to the end is great! 4 out of 5 stars!

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A Curve in the Road | Julianne MacLean
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Stagnant plot development

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Plague Land: Reborn | Alex Scarrow
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I HAVE to read the next book Stat!!!

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Stillhouse Lake | Rachel Caine
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Creepy in such a good way!

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Very cute cozy Witch-

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The Spitfire Girls | Soraya M. Lane
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Loved!!!

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Leaving Independence | Leanne W. Smith
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Really wanted to like this but was too boring.

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Fight Or Flight | Samantha Young
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I really really hated Caleb Scot at the beginning of this book BUT I also kind of hated the main character in the beginning too. I don‘t think I would have finished this book after the first 50 pages if wasn‘t reading this for book club, but it did get better towards the middle and end. Overall an okay book for a quick fling lol . 3.5 out of 5 stars

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Beautiful story of female strength

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So far I have been sucked into this story. I love books about other cultures, places and times and the dual story of two women trying to build a place in their worlds has me hooked! I can‘t wait to see how these women develop.

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This book filled my heart!

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It would come as a shock to those boys, she realized, when they learned of her disgrace and there would be some among them who would regret never having tried a little harder to seduce her. In her absence they would say that she had always been a floozy and this mattered a great deal to my mother, for she and the person they would fashion from their sordid imaginations would have little in common except name.

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This is one of those books that you know will just stay with you! I love Kate Quinn . I have yet to read a Kate Quinn book that doesn‘t suck you in, she has quickly become one of my favorite historical fiction authors! Her characters bring history to life and the Alice Network is no exception! It is refreshing to read a story about the world wars from the female perspective for a change, the unsung “her”oes of the time.

BennettBookworm Epic review!! Just finished this and I‘m obsessed with it. Excited to check out more from Kate Quinn! 4mo
Lexicon1982 @BennettBookworm Kate Quinn‘s series Daughters of Rome is where I first fell in love with this author‘s writing! And I can‘t wait to read her new book The Huntress 4mo
BennettBookworm That‘s so exciting! 4mo
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Once Bitten, Twice Shy | Jennifer Rardin
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I‘m sucked in to this series now!

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Ashfall | Mike Mullin
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Loooovvveeed!!!!

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Ashfall | Mike Mullin
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Hunger of choice is a painful luxury; hunger of necessity is terrifying torture!

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Alice Network | Kate Quinn
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Looking to read a historical fiction book next on my TBR shelf based during WW2 time period. Of the books in the picture which one should I read next?

Burghbookaddict Lilac Girls is one of my faves! 6mo
Elma The Alice Network was one of my favorite reads last year. 6mo
Kryssy14 I totally want to read The Alice Network! I‘ve heard so many good things about it. 6mo
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Once Bitten, Twice Shy | Jennifer Rardin
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I‘m on page 60 of 308 of Once Bitten, Twice Shy: I love that this story just jumps right in and gets to the action! Been away from my go-to urban fantasy for awhile, but oh man it feels good to be back! Jaz Parks is a kick-@$$ heroine and I can‘t wait to see where her secret assignments take her! I‘m sucked into this world for sure!

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Ashfall | Mike Mullin
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I love dystopian fiction and books about survival, especially when you feel “oh man this could totally happen! What the heck would I do!?” Can‘t wait to get into this one!

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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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5 stars!

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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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A little mystery and some good coffee! Oh yes we CAN do this! So far about halfway through this book and it is so good! Waahh..I don‘t wanna put it down and work!