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LorriMcMahonCastro
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Gripping and heartbreaking. I was frustrated at times with the mom in this true story. But a satisfying ending. Good book.

GAustin I thought this well done. Tough subject matter. 5y
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"What in the actual heck??" One of my favorite quotes so far...great listen so far, read by the author.

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"A" is for Alibi | Sue Grafton
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Great book, nice characters and interesting ending. Will be glad too see how the rest of the alphabet turns out

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Such a great read! I love WWII stories, and this one based off true stories does not disappoint!

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I enjoyed this. I'm a fan of Clinton Kelly and will be seeing him on tour tomorrow, so I wanted to read it before I got to meet him. A memoir. I felt like Clinton was having coffee with me and telling me the stories from his life. Enjoyable.

saresmoore I'm also a fan and looking forward to this book! It's very cool that you will get to meet him! 6y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Ok so Lilac Girls finally came in from the library (on hold since September 1), already had Penumbra from the library, 11/22/63 is a paperback I found at goodwill, and Yes Please on audio. Lots to read!!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6y
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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I enjoyed this one. It was pretty long, sometimes it seemed to drag a bit. But it was an excellent story and a satisfying end to the series!

LorriMcMahonCastro @raelaschoenherr I have not read that yet... 6y
raelaschoenherr Let me know what you think! There's some backstory about other characters besides just Levana... 6y
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Found at Goodwill in good shape. I'm not usually a Stephen King fan, will I like?

TrishB Yes 😀 great book! 6y
JoeStalksBeck Loved this book! 6y
jessberk13 Yes, this is so unlike his other stuff! I loved this book! 6y
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specklife Yes, yes, YES!!!! 6y
ellen_bookspired So, so, so good. 6y
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The Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
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So great! Loved it. Long but so many twists and turns, definitely kept me on my toes and glad I finished it!

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The Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
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So my Overdrive library loan of this book ended. I was honestly wondering how to finish, even thought about purchasing at Amazon for $12. Then I noticed this on my shelf. Oh, how about I finish it in print?? Lol

LauraBeth 😂😂 6y
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The Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
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This book grabs you from the very start. At chapter 3 I'm looking for ways to read more!!

raelaschoenherr I loved this one! It actually took me longer to get into though. 6y
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Excellent! If you like novels written in letters, WWII, and peculiar people, this book is for you!

jessberk13 I have had this on my shelf for sooo long and never picked it up. I love WWII fiction AND letter formats. I don't know what's wrong with me!!! 6y
LorriMcMahonCastro @Jessica pick it up! You will not regret it! 6y
Theresa I love this book! 6y
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BethFishReads I lived there for a while in the 1980s. Loved this book, even tho it drew world attention to the little island 6y
LorriMcMahonCastro @BethFishReads I'd totally go visit! 6y
BethFishReads @LorriMcMahonCastro it's a lovely place 6y
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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These two checked out together...can I finish Guernsey in time to read the other? I hope! This book is pleasantly delightful!!

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The Night Sister: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Bailedbailed

Ack! So apparently I do not like creepy books, at least not this creepy!

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This is working pretty well to read together with my 5 year old! He takes a book to school every day so I think the reading bug may be taking hold...

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This was a great start to getting my 5 year old interested in reading. He enjoyed reading some himself and letting me read the rest. I'll definitely pick up more from this author.

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Project #getthe5yearoldexcitedtoread begins with this library haul...

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Listening to this book. Entertaining so far!

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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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Excited to be starting this one. I'm in the first chapter and I can tell it's going to be good already!!

cookielou I love this series. Whenever I think about it, I want to read more books inspired by fairy tales. 6y
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This Is Where It Ends | Marieke Nijkamp
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There aren't words to describe this book. It was terrifying, not something I wanted to read about. But the several points of view made it a spectacular read. I hope and pray I only ever have to read about something like this as fiction. The entire book is written in the span of one hour, during a horrifying school shooting. Definitely recommended.

Krissajeldy I'm listening to Columbine right now and it's just so horrific and heartbreaking. 6y
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This Is Where It Ends | Marieke Nijkamp
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About 30% done, this is intense...I wasn't sure I wanted to keep going but the story is keeping my attention...

McFarchie Scary scary 6y
AStoriedSoul This is such a good book. I still stop and think about it sometimes. 6y
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This book is the Audible Deal of the Day. I read it as a Kindle First and loved it. I couldn't put it down. Recommended!!

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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This book was great. Plot, characters, twists, loved it! Recommended. I liked the writing style too.

ZoeyPeacock I had this book and someone stole it! I just noticed yesterday and am so mad! I'll have to buy it again next month.... 6y
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My #goodwill finds today..

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It was good. A little slow going at first, but it turned out good and I'm ready to read the next one in the series. Too bad I'm number 11 in line at the library!!

raelaschoenherr Cress was my favorite! 6y
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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This isn't my normal type of book I'd pick up, but it riveting. A classic! Can't wait to listen to it by Dan Stevens!

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Picked this up from the library today. What a fun read! We're about a third through it. Makes for fun reading aloud!

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Beautiful. It was a little slow in some spots but a good enough story to want to keep going. I was rewarded at the end for finishing. Lovely book.

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This was a great story. Well written, enough sci-fi to make it interesting. It was an easy read and was hard to put down. Recommended!

raelaschoenherr And they get better! 6y
grumpygirlbooks If you liked Cinder, definitely read the rest of the series! It's so good! 6y
LorriMcMahonCastro Thank you @raelaschoenherr and @grumpygirlbooks ! The next is on hold at the library!! 6y
raelaschoenherr Can't wait to hear which is your favorite! I LOVED Cress :) 6y
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What a great book! I thought it might be dry, but no! Felicia Day is funny and introspective. She is a good writer (we already knew that tho), and inspiring to be brave enough to overcome obstacles. Definitely worth listening to her own narration!

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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This had me hooked from page one. Excellent story telling, vivid imagery, and sci-fi references? This book is right up my alley. I loved how the seemingly unrelated dialogues tied together at the end. Highly recommended!

McFarchie It's also a fantastic audiobook 6y
MrBook @BookBabe met her at a book festival and got our copy signed 😁. 6y
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I just finished listening to the audio version of this book and I loved it so much!! Watched the movie for the first time in about 1988 and have been a fan since and this was an excellent inside look into the making of it. ❤️💘

sprainedbrain Read by Cary Elwes, too?! 😍😍 7y
LorriMcMahonCastro @sprainedbrain yes! He did a fantastic job! Most of the other stars read some too. ❤️🤗 7y
raelaschoenherr I haven't had time to listen much yet, but so far I'm loving it! Can't wait to catch up after this good review :) 7y
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Unbroken | Laura Hillenbrand
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Wow what a story! I love WWII stories and this true story is definitely one of my favorites. It was hard to read some of what the POWs endured, but the story, pre-war, during the war, and post-war was riveting and engaged me to the end. So glad I found this at goodwill!

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The Language of Flowers: A Novel | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Beautiful story and message here. So glad I found this book and the language of flowers!

HardcoverHarlot I loooooooove this book!! ❤️❤️❤️ 7y
ChristieStratos I have this! Glad it was so good! 7y
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Bailed. I'm HSP and don't want to hear about what happened to Jamie in the last book so I bailed.

AvidReader25 After what happened to Jamie in the last book I didn't think I wanted to continue the series. Sounds like I made the right choice. 7y
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Bossypants | Tina Fey
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Such a great book! I read it in like 3 days. Super entertaining and it made me laugh out loud!

MaryAnn1 I laughed out loud several times throughout this fun read. I especially loved the picture of Tina with her junior high school mullet. 7y
LorriMcMahonCastro That was the funniest part of the book! 7y
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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I loved this book! So many issues that made you feel.. Happy, sad, hurt, hope. Recommended!!

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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25% through and thoroughly enjoying this so far. #iknowitslong #imgoingtofinish

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Star Sand | Roger Pulvers
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This was a quick and captivating read about a girl who helps two hiding deserters during WWII on an island in Japan. Highly recommended read!

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"But forgiveness isn't something you earn."

Megabooks I really enjoyed this book! 7y
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It was good but long and drawn out.

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I liked this book. I don't normally pick suspense or a book like this but I couldn't put it down.

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"...it was a common misconception that booksellers looked after books. They look after people."

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Very good book. Short, enjoyable, lots of references to other books. Heartwarming.

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The most annoying thing about it is that once a person gives a shit about one thing, he finds he has to start giving a shit about everything.

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Only about 30% done but excellent so far!