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Joined March 2016

If I'm not sleeping, I'm reading. mlvreads.blogspot.com
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To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
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Reading when I should be sleeping. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Little & Lion | Brandy Colbert
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Didn‘t realize I had this book for a whole year before picking it up!

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Suffer Love | Ashley Herring Blake
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I have heard only good things about Blake‘s novels so I started with her debut and I can‘t wait to dive into the rest of her work!

That-Bookish-Hiker Great picture! 13mo
MLVReads @That-Bookish-Hiker thank you!! 13mo
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#currentlyreading a fun little YA contemporary!

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All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover
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This book made me cry. I love reading about marriage, about life after the HEA and what it‘s really like. Colleen Hoover‘s writing hooks me every time and I‘m gonna be lost now that I have to wait another year (at least) before I get another one from her.

Slajaunie What is HEA? 1y
Hforrester12 I am almost done and I loved it 1y
MLVReads @Slajaunie Happily Ever After! 1y
MLVReads @Hforrester12 sooo good! 1y
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All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover
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This book made me cry. I love reading about marriage, about life after the HEA and what it‘s really like. Colleen Hoover‘s writing hooks me every time and I‘m gonna be lost now that I have to wait another year (at least) before I get another one from her.

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Roomies | Christina Lauren
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Though not as steamy as I was hoping for, this was still a fun and sweet romcom escape that I was craving. It is supposedly being adapted into a movie and I think it will translate well!

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“Who would drop a whole candy bar and not know it? ....Someone put it there on purpose. Someone who pushes dope. I read once that they feed dope in chocolates to little kids, and then the kids become dope addicts, then these people sell them dope at very high prices which they just can‘t help but buy because when you‘re addicted you have to have your dope. High prices and all. And Jamie, we don‘t have that kind of money.”

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Wintergirls | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Wow. The writing in this book is both gorgeous and hard to read. Very beautiful, very tough, very good.

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What to Say Next | Julie Buxbaum
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"And just when I think we've made progress you go and mention your penis." ?

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Tash Hearts Tolstoy | Kathryn Ormsbee
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Is this a typo? I can't find the meaning online. Please help!!!☺️ For context, it says: "Jack is lying on the carpet, eyes closed, face reld. Thunderstorms are her favorite thing." I'm wondering if the "axe" part of relaxed slipped through the cracks?

JoeStalksBeck I'd say it's suppose to say red 2y
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This is a book about healing. It's delightful and funny and frustrating and sad and beautiful. Learning how to accept your past and open your heart is so difficult. Eleanor Oliphant is an inspiration.

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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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I truly adored this book. As someone who doesn't usually get into magical realism (and didn't love Emily Henry's first book) I was delighted and moved by this gorgeous book about grief and love. The writing was a perfect blend of humor and beautiful imagery.

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Whether an accurate portrayal of old Hollywood stardom or not, I was fully invested in the story of Evelyn Hugo and the complications she faced, the sacrifices she made, and, of course, her torrid love affairs. Great read that had a lot of wonderful life quotes I won't soon forget!

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Bad Romance | Heather Demetrios
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This was a beautiful and emotional book about the subtleties of abusive relationships. Demetrios did an excellent job capturing Grace's spirit as it slowly goes out as she struggles to figure out her feelings. I loved it and I am hugging my 17 YO self.

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Bad Romance | Heather Demetrios
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Really enjoying this. I wish I could give it to my 16-17 YO self.

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Well, here I am. It's barely been a month since I finished ACOMAF but I'm reading it again. I had to after doing my ACOTAR reread. I'm just a big old pile of trash for this book series. Night Court, take me awayyyyyy.

GatheringBooks i received review copies of this series - looking forward to reading them soon! 2y
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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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I love getting little updates about my reading challenge progress!

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Queens of Geek | Jen Wilde
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I wish I liked this book more than I do. It deserves praise for being inspiring and honest about anxiety, autism, feminism, gender roles, bisexuality, and self-acceptance. I was truly moved by a lot of this. Unfortunately, I never connected with characters. It also has super insta-love elements that I couldn't get into. I think many people out there will LOVE it, though. #litsyatoz - Q #lrc17 #judgebycover because THAT COVER IS SO GORGEOUS.

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The few complaints I have about this book pale in comparison to the importance of this book. Hatvany tells this story from two perspectives, giving us a look inside both the victim and the rapist's minds. What's so smart about this is the fact that she is acknowledging that rapists aren't always the creeps hiding in the bushes. Sometimes, they're people you care about. It's hard to read but man is it important. I'll be thinking on this a while.

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Upsetting but important.

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Our Chemical Hearts | Krystal Sutherland
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"The kid said something stupid, but I ignored him." I am giggling right now! ??

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Our Chemical Hearts | Krystal Sutherland
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I absolutely ADORED this book! The writing is funny and sexy and is the perfect pick-me-up book, excellent for book slumps or hangovers. This is Sally Thorne's first book and i hope she continues to delight with her following work!

Notafraidofwords She's an auto buy for me. ! 3y
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I started this book to recover from my ACOMAF hangover but NOW I'm sad about finishing THIS book. It is a vicious, never-ending cycle.

Notafraidofwords Gosh I loved this one. 3y
MLVReads @Notafraidofwords it's sooooo good I'm gonna be sad when I'm done!!!! 3y
AnnaDesourdy Yep so insanely good 3y
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"Books were, and always would be, something a little magic and something to respect."

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This book has been helping me cope with my life post-ACOMAF (I miss my friends!!!). I'm only about 35% in but I've been giggling and smiling a lot. Love the publishing company setting and, of course, the chemistry!

briski I need to read this one! 3y
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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This book was EXCELLENT. Maas is a beautiful writer and created a world that I did not (and still don't) want to leave. It is very hard for me to get into fantasy, but this was hard to put down. I cannot wait for ACOWAR!!!! #litsyatoz M- Maas

Leelee.reads This was a fun one! 😍 3y
briski Yes!! I adore this one too! 3y
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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A little more than halfway through and I already feel the hangover comin' on.

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I love Sarah's Scribbles! I am always gigging and saying "That's so true!" when I see her comics. Though I loved her first one a little more, this was still fantastic!

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This is required reading! A timely look at racism and the Black Lives Matter movement, this book is not afraid to explore society's problems. I learned a lot, but I also enjoyed stepping into Starr's world and seeing her family and friends. This book has moments that are hard to read, but it is also filled with humor, heart, and hope. Pick it up. #LRC3 #womanofcolorauthor

[DELETED] 1409720085 I'm reading it right now and loving it! 3y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Fantasy isn't always my genre, but this book had some great twists and turns that kept me on my toes. I also have a huge crush on Julian...what a rogue 😍. #litsyatoz - G (Garber, Stephanie)

JoeStalksBeck Cool pic! 3y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Afternoon snack and new read.

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Ghosts | Raina Telgemeier
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Ghosts with lunch!!

mcctrish I love Chobani yoghurt 😍I live in Canada and we don't have it ☹️ 3y
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Okay, so the advice isn't necessarily new but the format is perfect. This is a book to own and turn to when you feel like you're just not doing the whole adult thing right. I wish I had the funds to buy a copy for everyone I know.

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A List of Cages | Robin Roe
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#currentlyreading and a Craftedvan bookmark!

[DELETED] 1409720085 So cute and clever. 3y
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Did you guys see the movie trailer for Everything, Everything? It looks excellent and I am so excited to see the movie when it comes out!

Reviewsbylola I had no idea it was being adapted into a film! 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 Yes! 😭😭😭 3y
That-Bookish-Hiker It looks so good! I can't wait. 3y
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Cherry | Lindsey Rosin
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Despite the fact that being sick keeps me in bed and gives me ample opportunity to read, it also zaps my concentration and makes it soooo hard to read! I was feeling better last night and finally made a dent in my current read. #currentlyreading

CherylDeFranceschi Feel better! 3y
MLVReads @CherylDeFranceschi thank you! I'm back at work today and feeling much better 🙂! 3y
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The Serpent King | Jeff Zentner
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What a fantastic book! I have been reading some truly excellent YA recently. This is a beautiful and heartbreaking story about a trio of friends who are all trying to move on to something better: Dill past the crimes of his father, Lydia past the small town she can't thrive in, and Travis past his abusive home life. It was not at all what I expected (that title can be misleading) and it's just a great book. #litsyatoz - Z for Zentner!

GatheringBooks i am super loving this one as well, currently halfway through ;) 3y
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The Serpent King | Jeff Zentner
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Dreamology | Lucy Keating
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3 stars for this one. The story is adorable and I loved the concept and the fun, random dream adventures that Alice and Max experienced. Unfortunately, it did drag at some spots and I felt like it could've been cut down a bit to remove some unnecessary drama towards the end. Regardless, a fun read that was a nice break from some heavier picks! #lrc25 #freespace

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Mud Vein | Tarryn Fisher
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I have been wanting to re-read this since I finished it last year. I loved it so much. So I added the narration for $2 and I'm gonna do it that way.

Lauren.Archer The narration was pretty good. 3y
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I have complicated feelings about this book. I think it's an important story to tell and I think many people will learn something from it. We have to acknowledge that our actions affect people in harmful ways. That being said, I don't like that Hannah's death seems more like vengeance on the people who hurt her and less about mental illness. #LRC6 #published2007 #litsyAtoZ - A (Asher)

[DELETED] 1409720085 Totally agree. I felt like it was a weak portrayal of mental illness at best. Most of the time it seemed like Hannah only committed suicide to make others feel bad. There are much better books on this topic. 3y
MLVReads @emilydecato absolutely. Also, and not to let everyone around her slide for their bad behavior, everyone is dealing with different issues at any given time. As the story points out, many people were affected and/or haunted by their actions. And not all of them were against her, either. 3y
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AmbityScambity Cutest bookmark! 3y
MLVReads @AmbityScambity Craftedvan, my favorite!!! 3y
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We Are the Ants | Shaun David Hutchinson
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This is an incredible book. Absolutely loved it! The existential crisis is not new territory for me and I love how deeply and honestly it was explored in this book. The writing was on point, each character had many dimensions, and it was just a wonderful reflection on living, dying, and the meaning of life. Also, hell yes for more #queerfiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! #litsyAtoZ - W #LRC8 #over400pages

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We Are the Ants | Shaun David Hutchinson
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A nod to Grasshopper Jungle? I hope so!!!

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We Are the Ants | Shaun David Hutchinson
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#currentlyreading - Had to include the usual obligatory Craftedvan bookmark...this one is very appropriate. 👽

Yamich49 👌🏽👌🏽 3y
That-Bookish-Hiker Cute book mark! I have the narwhal one from them. 3y
MLVReads @That-Bookish-Hiker they are my favorite bookmark company! I have a little bowl full of them on my nightstand 😂😂 3y
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Adam Silvera is a heartbreaker, but he does it with hope. This book is about losing your first love in more ways than one and trying to understand life after that. I think we can all find something to relate to in that. One complaint: I wish the dates didn't have years attached (there was a flaw in 1/17 that I couldn't ignore). #litsyAtoZ - H #LRC19 #LGBTQLove

Heideschrampf Might be just what i need right now. 3y
MLVReads @Heideschrampf his first book, More Happy Than Not, is very good too (if you haven't read it!). 3y
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Got out of work a few hours early. Hoping to finish this tonight! (And yes, I put ice in my wine 😂)