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Book Seller, Book Blogger and Book Lover! http://www.midnightbookgirl.com
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Toil and Trouble by Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Toil & Trouble by Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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So. I started off bored, then I almost quit because I knew some awful shiz was going to happen and I wasn't sure I wanted to take that journey. But then I sucked it up because my book club picked it and I love those bitches. Plus, I have the free audiobook. So I basically 3x listened to it for hours, and I was right, terrible shiz happened. But I started to get attached to my little Alaskan chipmunks, so I slowed it down to (con't below)

MidnightBookGirl Continued: better witness all the abuse, snow, romance, more abuse and power struggle. Things got worse and worse, but at this point I started to root for Alaska to eat up the bad man (and in a way, it did). Then more terrible things happened, but then there was a brief respite. I was almost at 4 stars for my main chipmunk, Lennie, but her complete dumbass knocked it down a whole star because I CAN'T with her stupidity. (Continued agai) 9h
MidnightBookGirl Somehow it worked out, but I still can't forgive her.

This is my second Hannah book and I think she's a good writer. But I think she researches all the bad things that can happen and then just crams it all in instead of spreading the misery. If you enjoy her brand of misery, or can enjoy how throughly she researches the ways to put her characters through the ringer, the you will not be disappointed!
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MidnightBookGirl The audio is narrated by Julia Whelan, who is amazing as always. 9h
Reggie Lol, you kinda make me wanna move it up my TBR. 7h
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April Fools | Richie Tankersley Cusick
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#BeatleMaynia Day 18: Fool on the Hill

So yesterday I posted about Christopher Pike, so my mind was already back in the 80s and 90s and Point Horror, so obviously I thought of this title! For reasons that only my pre-teen brain can comprehend, I loved the Gothic feel to the story and the bad boy love interests (truly, all the boys are TERRIBLE, except Cobbs, who is an English butler). Sigh.

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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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Another great Perveen Mistry mystery! I listened to the audiobook, and it bummed me out a little that they switched narrators (I preferred the narrator that did The Widows of Malabar Hill, but after awhile I liked the new narrator and suspect her performance might work better for a larger audience). There's a hint of romance, and book 2 delves into more of the politics of British rule of 1920's India. I can't wait for book 3!!!!

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Toil and Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Story # 3 - This was a pretty good short story. Choosing our own path despite what fate or destiny, family or society, wants for us. It's got great magic, but it's really about love and identity and standing up for who we are and what we love.

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Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Story #2 Afterbirth by Andrea Cramer

I liked this one! Set in 1650's New England, it has a very Salem's Witch vibe to it (you even get court transcripts interspersed between a midwife's apprentice's pov).

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Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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So the first story up is Starsong by Tehlor Kay Mejia. It's about a young bruja, instagram influencer who uses her ability to hear starsong to read charts and make art (she also reads charts for poly teens, which is cool). She almost died from partying last year, but she's done with that. Instead this is a story of a cute DM flirtation with a science minded girl. I was expecting a bit more toil and trouble, but it was cute.

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Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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I recently, drastically, cleaned out my Goodreads tbr, and I requested a few books from my library. Short stories might just be what my brain needs at the moment- I'm too amped up for my NYC trip at the end of the month! I plan to review each story as I read it.

youneverarrived Ohh this looks good! 3d
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#BeatleMaynia Day 17: Fixing a Hole

I love Christopher Pike, and I feel a Pike reading binge coming on! Chain Letter deals with a group of teens who accidentally run a man down and bury him (they dig (fix) a hole), but then a very nasty chain letter arrives and the teens must keep the chain going or risk dire consequences!

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veritysalter I loved these books so much, my early-mid teens were full of Cristopher Pike and the Point Horror books. 3d
Eggs These are new to me! Nice choice! 3d
CSeydel I read all the Christopher Pike books when I was a teen!! Chain Letter was my first. 3d
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The Raven's Tale | Cat Winters
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#BeatleMaynia Day 16: Blackbird

A picture from the Cat Winters event we did at The Poe Museum. Such a wonderful night!

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Eggs Nice choice! 4d
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The Mercy Seat | Elizabeth H. Winthrop
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This is a very emotional book that focuses on racism, the KKK, the death penalty and the deep flaws of our legal system. The writing is beautiful, the characters rough and real, and it's a very different look of life in 1940s America than the usual WW2 hero epic. But when Frank refers to his son as a casualty of the war, he is right is so many ways. Definitely recommending this one.Not an easy read, emotionally, but all more reason to read it.

Tamra I have this downloaded - need to open! 4d
MidnightBookGirl @Tamra It is so, so good and upsetting and lovely and awful all at the same time. 4d
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The Fountain Bookstore, Inc. | Richmond, VA (Bookstore)
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Just excited to be able to tag the bookstore I work at!

umbrellagirl It‘s the same age as I am! 5d
vivastory @umbrellagirl Same here! 4d
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This is New York | Miroslav Sasek
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#BeatleMaynia Day 15: 8 Days a Week

I'm going to New York City for #BookExpo, traveling by train on May 27th. Whenever I have a trip planned, it feels like time slows down and there's #8daysaweek.

@Eggs #BEA19 #bookexpo19

Eggs Sounds like a great trip!! 5d
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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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I loved the first book in the series, The Widows of Malabar Hill and I am glad to be back with the Mistry family. #audiobook #librofm

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Dagger's Destiny | Karen Muir
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#BeatleMaynia Day 14: Paperback Writer

I am cat sitting for my friend whose sister is a paperback writer. This is her newest one, which isn't in the Litsy catalog yet.

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Eggs Well played❣️ 5d
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#BeatleMaynia Day 13: When I'm 64

So, the elderly lady in the book is in her late 80s, but I feel like 64 is no longer old (it's maybe more like the new 40), and while I DON'T aspire to be like Maud, I do admire her love of travel and problem solving. 😆🔪👵
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Tamra I hope there is another installment - I loved it like you love watching a train wreck. 😜 It was fun in a morbid way. 7d
Eggs Great choice!! 6d
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Kissing Max Holden | Katy Upperman
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Playing catch up on #BeatleMaynia
Day 9: All My Lovin' - “Close your eyes and I'll kiss you“
Day 10: Ticket to Ride- I would love a ticket to the Night Circus!
Day 11: Day Tripper- The Silence of the Girls is about the Trojan War and I really want to read it because it's all about Briseis, Achilles' concubine
Day 12: Into the Still Blue- “Because the sky is blue“
So now I just have to pick a book for today's prompt and I'll be all caught up!

Eggs 💗🤗👏🏻💗 7d
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This came in from the library sooner than anticipated, which is always good. With this book I'll be all caught up with Will Trent until the new book comes out soon, although I might just re-read the next book to make my journey complete. :)

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The Mercy Seat | Elizabeth H. Winthrop
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I normally don't start book club reads so early (we're meeting on May 22nd), but I wanted to make sure I took my time with this book so that I can pause and cry when I need to.

Tamra Oh my, this sounds like a 5 Kleenex read! 2w
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#BeatleMaynia Day 8: A Day in the Life @Eggs

This book reads like a slightly more modern John Hughes teen movie, and the book is definitely better than the I Love You, Beth Cooper movie. But it does take place in a 24 period- the nerdy Denis declaring his love for uber popular Beth Cooper during his graduation speech, and hijinks ensue.

Eggs Love this 2w
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This book is breaking my heart atm. Sigh.

mrozzz Just wait until the third one! 😭 2w
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#BeatleMaynia Day 7: Come Together

Sorry for the late post! I had a busy day and just got a new phone, so I've been playing with it. The Avengers were the first idea I had for this prompt, and I will always loved the idea of good people coming together to stand against the Big Bad. :)

Argh! I keep typing #BeatlesMaynia instead of #BeatleMaynia.

Tanisha_A ❤️ 2w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Night Circus is my favorite book (I literally have the tattoo to prove it), and while I would have been content if Morgenstern never published another book again, I am THRILLED she wrote another novel and that I get to pre-read it (and hopefully get a physical copy at #Bookexpo)!!

LauraJ Envious! 💜 2w
Crazeedi Interested in what you think! 2w
irre Can‘t wait to read this one!! I hope to get it at BookExpo!! 2w
HotTeaGoodBooks Color me jealous! I can‘t wait to read this one! 1w
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Spending the morning on my computer looking at Listy and sipping coffee instead of scrolling through my phone. SO MUCH better!

julesG I'll be posting the discussion post for #OokBOokClub from my computer!!!! Yeah!!! Happy dance! This'll be soooooo much more convenient. 2w
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I am so excited for the Litsy website! It really makes commenting so much easier, so lets all go on a #LitsyCommentSpree! Share the book love, either in your regular feed, or look up your favorite books and comment on the people currently loving it too! Let's get commenting, Littens!

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I especially like the hashtags right here on the front page! Makes it much easier to see the cats! 😂 2w
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#BeatleMaynia Day 6: Let It Be

So I finished the first book and just couldn't let it be, I just had to start book 2! Although, book 1 ends on such a cliffhanger, what else is a reader to do?

Eggs Great choice! Yes I read all 3 back to back-couldn‘t stop. There‘s another JH trilogy too, and I liked it as much as this one 2w
MidnightBookGirl @Eggs I do have The Summer I Turned Pretty! Plus I just watched the Netflix movie, which was cute, but I like the books a more.
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This is my first official post on the Litsy website! I knew it was in the works, but I guess I missed the actual launch of it? Anyways, I love, love being able to use Litsy on my desktop! I finally started listening to the #audiobook of the tagged book and it's adorable.

Itchyfeetreader Oh I did not know about this either! 2w
Kaila-ann The movie was really cute. 2w
MidnightBookGirl @Kaila-ann I've been waiting to watch it because I've had the book on my TBR pile for so long. I've met Jenny Han and found her adorable and sweet (and got to meet her grandmother at a signing), but now the I finally got around to reading this book, I can't wait to watch the movie!
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MidnightBookGirl @Itchyfeetreader So I guess it just happened today? I was just checking for it because I knew they were working on it, but I had stayed off Facebook bc I had to wait to watch GoT this afternoon so I didn't see the website post. So I wasn't late at all! lol 2w
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#BeatleMaynia Day 5: Here Comes the Sun
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I'm working at the bookstore today, so this was an easy prompt! Haven't read it, but the cover is pretty.

Eggs Yesss🤗💗 2w
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#BeatleMaynia Day 4: Yesterday

Ugh, so I could not sleep last night, so I gave up and started this book YESTERDAY (I know it's a little lame, but I'm at an author event at a church and I'm tired and don't have access to my books or the brain cells to be more clever).
@Eggs

Eggs Works for me 🤗 2w
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If She Wakes | MICHAEL. KORYTA
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Stephen King posted a Summer Reads list years ago that introduced me to some great authors- Michael Kortya being one of the best. I'm already all in on this thriller! #audiobooks #librofm

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Across the Universe | Beth Revis
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#BeatleMaynia Day 3: Across the Universe @Eggs

It almost feels like cheating with this title! I adore Beth Revis- definitely one of the kindest authors I've met. I bought this book years ago back when Borders was going out of town. I love how the books we read and buy add to our memories!

LibrarianRyan I love this book!! 2w
Eggs Love this💗🤗💗 2w
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Henrietta | Marion Chesney
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I recently listened to both Henrietta and Molly by Marion Chesney (aka M.C. Beaton). Molly was a rare American character, which ended up sounded not so great when done by the narrator (is THAT how we sound to British people?!). Still, these are the first 2 books in a fun series!

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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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#BeatleMaynia Day 2: She's Leaving Home

One of my favorite YA books and the title and plot definitely nail today's prompt!

@Eggs

Chelsea.Poole Would have never picked up this one on my own, but we read it for book club, and I loved it! Very pleasantly surprised 😊 3w
Eggs Great interpretation—Sepetys has yet to disappoint me soi think I have to read this ✅ Stacked 3w
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I'll be reading the tagged book for book club later this month, and it was the first book that popped in my mind for #BeatlesMaynia #BeatleMaynia hosted by @Eggs

Cinfhen Perfect!! 🙌🏻 (edited) 3w
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 3w
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So Maggie did a special poster for #independentbookstoreday and we were lucky enough to get some at our store. But because I work at the store, we have the rule that customers get first dibs. I assumed that they'd all be gone (we had a group already waiting when we opened yesterday), but we still had a few left this morning and I got to buy 1! So, so happy! Now to buy a proper frame!

CrowCAH Beautiful! 3w
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Untitled | Liane Moriarty
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So today was #independentbookstoreday! I love working at the store on these days and we really got a lot of Independent Bookstore Day items. There's still time to get your free audiobooks from Libro FM - and you can support your local indie bookstore through your account! (You can always support Fountain Bookstore if you don't have a local bookstore you love!)

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Snatched | Karin Slaughter
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Doing a quick re-read of this auidobook on my Will Trent Readathon. ;)

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Fallen | Karin Slaughter
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Fallen is the 5th Will Trent book (I had started with book 6 accidentally), and I really enjoyed the glimpse of Amanda and Evelyn's past and how it might tie to Will. Also, this is the book where Will and Sara FINALLY get together, which deserves a million stars. There's also kidnapping, gangs, secrets, super ahole brothers, and my favorite chihuahua, Betty, who is also on TeamSara.

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A manga from the author of Battle Royale. Gives a little backstory to some of the characters not as fleshed out in the original novel. The 2nd story was definitely my favorite, but they both end in the lighthouse shoot out.

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Fallen | Karin Slaughter
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More Will Trent! #audiobooks

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Henrietta | Marion Chesney
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Just finished a book on racism, still reading a book on teen opioid and heroin addiction, and reading a thriller about memory loss and mass murder, so I'm shifting gears and listening to a romance book that is pretty much the bookish equivalent of puppy snuggles.

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The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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Definitely recommending this one! Homecoming, legacies, racism and family, this a beautifully written novel about a young woman in search of answers.

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The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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Started the audiobook tonight, narrated by the delightful Bahni Turpin. Liking it so far!

Eggbeater She is one of the best narrators! 4w
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Broken | Karin Slaughter
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Coffee and audiobooks before work at the bookstore this morning. #audiobooks #coffeeandbooks

Jee_HookedOnBookz The mug! 😍😍 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I love that mug! 1mo
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Heroine | Mindy McGinnis
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Doing some rainy day reading at work, and I'm just so drawn into this book and so very sorry for anyone struggling with pain- with or without the aid of medicine. The pressures we put on ourselves can be insane.

4thhouseontheleft My hubby is a surgeon and convinced one local hospital system to allow the use of Exparel (it is expensive), a non-opiate numbing painkiller that lasts for a few days post-op. I had it for my surgery, and the difference this time vs my last surgery is amazing. It‘s just starting to wear off now, and I have not needed the opiate prescription at all. Research shows it drastically reduces opiate use post-op. 1mo
MidnightBookGirl @4thhouseontheleft That is awesome news! There definitely needs to be a better way to treat pain. 1mo
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The Raven's Tale | Cat Winters
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Did an event earlier this week with the author Cat Winters on her book about a teenage Poe and his muse, which was held at Richmond's Poe Musuem. Loved the book, and the cover is good, but I prefer it without the slipcover. #nakedbooks #Poe

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Heroine | Mindy McGinnis
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Started this for YA book club, and I'm already on chapter 8. Taking notes for discussion puposes. The subject matter is hard to read about while still being completely readable.

kamoorephoto I‘ve been holding off reading it. Especially after ‘Girl In Pieces‘ and ‘How to Make Friends with The Dark.‘ I don‘t think I can handle this one quite yet, not right now!!! 1mo
LibrarianRyan I keep hearing about it. And I have plans to read it but not current ones. Can‘t wait to see what you think. 1mo
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Broken | Karin Slaughter
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Continuing the Slaughter train! #audiobooks

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I remember reading Speak years ago, which I had picked up to purposely read for Banned Book Week. Halse Anderson's personal memoir is just as powerful, and the way she continues to use her voice to help others is truly admirable. This memoir in poem form, read by the author, is both moving and important.

MyNamesParadise I can‘t believe Speak was a banned book. It‘s such an important book! 1mo
MidnightBookGirl @MyNamesParadise It consistently shows up on Banned and Challenged lists because there are always going to be people who think children and teens grow up in a magical bubble and that books that deal with real issues like rape will somehow hurt them. 1mo
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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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My current #audiobook read from #librofm. Speak was such a powerful book, but Laurie Halse Anderson's true story of being a teen in the 70's, being a rape survivor, and all the ways she did and did not deal with it, is an even more powerful tale.

Kaye Have you read Alice Sebold‘s book about this same topic ? It was very good also. 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book is going on my favorites of 2019 list, and it will probably be my favorite audiobook. I loved the story, the characters, and all the performances were spot on. It's like Fleetwood Mac meets A Star is Born meets Almost Famous, and it's amazing.

LaurenReads Such a good book!! 1mo
aprilpohren I just grabbed this from Audible! 1mo
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