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Mel

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Joined May 2016

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The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey
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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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Was a bit hesitant to read a book set during early Covid - so glad I did! Jodi Picoult‘s still got it! #NetGalley #WishYouWereHere

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DivineDiana And add I did! Thank you for the link! 👍🏻📚❤️ 2mo
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The Candy House | Jennifer Egan
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Happy Friday all! Super excited about this Arc! #NetGalley #thecandyhouse

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Sankofa | Chibundu Onuzo
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A gentle novel about about a middle aged woman debating on whether to divorce her philandering, but remorseful, husband only to find out the father she never knew is living and a former President of a small African nation. While the book is rather slow paced, I did find myself strangely unable to put it down - a slightly different take on a mid life crisis #NetGalley #Sankofa

EvieBee This didn‘t interest me, but your review perked me up. Just placed a hold at the library. No. 2 on the list. Yay! 3mo
Megabooks I got this from BOTM. Glad to know it‘s good! 3mo
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Perfect kick off to spooky reading season with Vibes of Crimson Peak, Jane Eyre, and Frankenstein! #NetGalley #TheDeathofJaneLawrence

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Revelator: A novel | Daryl Gregory
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Unique unsettling tale about a girl in Tennessee and the god her family has worshipped for years. Hard book to classify in just one genre, has a bit of everything in it (horror, gothic, coming of age, mystery, creepy ick, heartwarming vibes, and sci if). #NetGalley #Revelator

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Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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As the title suggests, this is a slick noir set against the murky backdrop of Mexico‘s 1970s political tensions. Slightly slow to start, it picks up and has an excellent cast of characters. #netgalley #velvetwasthenight

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The dark winter months of Antarctica make this a fun twist on the locked-room murder mystery trope! #TheDark #NetGalley #Antarctica

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The Book of Accidents | Chuck Wendig
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Reminiscent of the big horror tomes of the 80s (think King, Koontz, McCammon), this is a chunkster of a book that really delivers on the good versus evil, return-home-to-creepy town story! #NetGalley #TheBookOfAccidenrs

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Twisty and breezy summer read that will make one think twice about their choice of travel companions! #NetGalley #WeWereNeverHere

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Perfect book to kick off the summer! Gentle and moving story about the tight knit Riva family that unknowingly sucks you in. I could almost feel and taste the sun, saltwater, and sand grit of the beach! #netgalley #maliburising

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In the Quick: A Novel | Kate Hope Day
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Nute Yes! 2mo
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The Apocalypse Seven | Gene Doucette
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An entertaining and “gentle” end-of-world novel focusing on the nuts and bolts of what to do when life as you know it is gone. #NetGalley #TheApocalypseSeven

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Burning Girls | C J Tudor
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Fun twist on the usual new-vicar-in-sleepy-village tale complete with cold case disappearances, town secrets, corrupt families, and religious martyrs. #netgalley #Theburninggirls

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Ramona the Pest | Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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PostScript Murders | Elly Griffiths
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Fabulous characters- an ex monk coffee shop owner, 90 year old retired BBC correspondent, care giver from the Ukraine with a mysterious past, an elderly “murder consultant”, and officer trying to climb the ranks with her bland but loyal partner - a delightful read! #netgalley #postscriptmurders

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Was nervous to believe the hype, but this one lived up to it! Smart, magical, and beautifully written!
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BookwormM Just finished and I loved it 11mo
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Red Hands | Christopher Golden
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Thank you, NetGalley! I really enjoyed this unique take on a virus that gets loose from a lab. Oddly enough given the current world affairs, it was perfect book to escape into and enjoy. This is the third book Golden has written with Ben Walker as the main hero, though it could easily be read as a standalone novel. Looking forward to seeing more Walker novels in the future! #NetGalley #RedHands

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Great reading month! #mayreads #maystats

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Little Family | Ishmael Beah
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The End of October: A novel | Lawrence Wright
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The Chill: A Novel | Scott Carson
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Hope all are well! Silver lining - making progress on my TBR lists! 📚#currentlyreading #shelterinplace #day34

Reagan Ugh I keep putting this one in my cart and then moving it back to wishlist status. I want it but I also really need to read what I own haha. 2y
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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Thanks Netgalley for an opportunity to read/review this book! It follows the vengeful spirit of an elk and her unborn calf as she enacts revenge. Graham fleshes out the four main characters through their relationships with loved ones, the internal and external struggles with both staying and leaving their land, and the unspoken uneasiness of what they did to the elk. Disjointed at times, but still worth the read! #TheOnlyGoodIndians #NetGalley

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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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Rainy weather, cozy blankets, and a mystery. Happy holidays! #currentlyreading

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Vessel: A Novel | Lisa A. Nichols
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Tide pools and lave beds 🌋 #vacation #currentlyreading

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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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June reads - some hits and some misses #june

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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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SamAnne Oh! How is it? I‘m in line for it at the library. 3y
BarbaraBB Wow, great view! Where are you? 3y
Mel @BarbaraBB Kauai! 🌺 3y
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BarbaraBB Paradise. I just read a book about it. Now I believe it! 3y
Mel @BarbaraBB ohhh, what did you read? 3y
BarbaraBB I really enjoyed that one and its descriptions of Honolulu and Kauai! 3y
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Very excited about this one! #currentlyreading #arc #food

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Delta-V | Daniel Suarez
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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Curiouser_and_curiouser 😯😯😯 3y
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suzisteffen Just bought this! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts. 3y
Lexeegee I bought this yesterday, excited to get into it! 3y
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AnandaK89 Almost bought this the other day at my local Indie! 3y
Mel Really liking it so far! 3y
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The Iliac Crest | Cristina Rivera Garza
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LauraBeth Thanks for sharing! 3y
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Ottolenghi SIMPLE | Yotam Ottolenghi
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Loving all the new cookbooks coming out! #cookbooks #food #cooking

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The Break Line | James Brabazon
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Perfect spy thriller for vacation! Reminded me a bit of I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. Hoping this will become a series. #arc #penguinrandomhouse #firsttoread

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Tadams4 Nice variety! Enjoy! 3y
Mel @Tadams4 Thanks! I am indecisive by nature, haha 😉 3y
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Bklover Looking forward to this one! 3y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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August was a fabulous reading month - all highs, no lows 😊 #augustreads

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Loving it so far! #currentlyreading #braincandy

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The Caregiver | Samuel Park
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Marrakech Noir | Yasin Adnan
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