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Mimi

Mimi

Joined April 2016

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The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas
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Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran
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The Gloaming by Melanie Finn
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The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
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Mehso-so

Not enough story. Could have been a novella.

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The Wisdom of Perversity | Rafael Yglesias
Mehso-so

I don't really know what to say about this book. It was interesting enough to finish but I ended up skimming the last 50 pages or so. Some of it was difficult to read - the abuse of these children, but it gave an interesting insight into how molesters groom their prey.

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Mehso-so

I ended up skimming the last 1/3 to finish it. It was ok but ultimately I lost interest. I felt like the interesting part of the story (the relationship with the father) was really undeveloped.

Snakes6atx I agree - started out so promising and the writing was good. The plot fizzled for me by the end. 3y
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Mehso-so

After all the hype I was expecting more. I thought is was just ok.

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Christodora | Tim Murphy
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Four stars on this one. I mostly enjoyed it but thought the last 1/4 of the book seemed to drag. Otherwise it was a thoughtful look into some personal lives amongst the AIDS epidemic.

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Chop Chop: A Novel | Simon Wroe
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Excellent writing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SO SO SO SO GOOD! Best book I've read in a long time. I just got completely lost in the characters' stories. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Assistants | Camille Perri
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Mehso-so

It was ok. Sort of predictable.

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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I like a story that starts with an event and then goes back in time with all the characters to find out how they all got there.

susanw Me too! 4y
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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Such a wonderful writer! And I learned about a time and place in history that I had no idea about.

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Rich and Pretty | Rumaan Alam
Mehso-so

I thought this was ok. The most amazing thing was that it was written by a man. He seemed to get most of the girl friendship thing.

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Fourth of July Creek | Smith Henderson
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Good book. Interesting story that touches on a lot of social issues through the eyes of a social worker.

Alena Loved this novel. Dark, gritty and deeply American. 4y
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Bailedbailed

I bailed. Just couldn't get into the navel gazing on this one.

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The Art Forger: A Novel | B. A. Shapiro
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Pickpick

I learned a few things from a world that I knew nothing about. The descriptions of art plus the descriptions of forging art were very interesting. Plus there was a good plot with a twist.

Alena Hmm.. Just finished The Last Painting of Sara de Avis. Sounds like we were reading the same subjects. 4y
Mimi I'll have to check that one out @Alena 4y
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Next up!

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Heat and Light: A Novel | Jennifer Haigh
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Though it felt a bit disjointed at times, I enjoyed this book. Like many news stories these days you often miss out on the personal stories behind the headlines. This book reminds you that there are real lives behind the news.

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Heat and Light: A Novel | Jennifer Haigh
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Playing hooky with a book today. Really enjoying this one so far.

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The City & The City | China Miville
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I haven't read Mieville before but this got a ton of buzz so here I go!

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Pickpick

This was a good read with a great twist at the end - though I think I should have seen it coming!

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In the mood for a bit of a thriller and I've never read Nicci French before.

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Guest Room | Chris Bohjalian
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This was a good book but I was oddly disappointed with the ending. It felt trite to me.

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing | Madeleine Thien
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Beautiful prose. Love the Chinese history and calligraphy mixed in.

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Guest Room | Chris Bohjalian
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Mr Bohjalian knows how to tell a good story.

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Sick day in bed with a book I picked up at the CBC book sale. Has anyone read this?

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The Other Typist: A Novel | Suzanne Rindell
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Not as good as her newest but still solid. I kept seeing this as a movie with sexy 1920s clothing and dark speakeasies. She does immerse you in the time period.

Alena I didn't know she had a new one. I liked the noir feeling of this novel. 4y
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The Other Typist: A Novel | Suzanne Rindell
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As recommended by Miss Liberty and since I really enjoyed her second book "THREE MARTINI LUNCH"

susanw It is a good one, enjoy! I have Three Martini Lunch sitting patiently while I work my way through a pile of library books. 4y
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Miller's Valley: A Novel | Anna Quindlen
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Excellent! I love me a good dysfunctional family story.

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Miller's Valley: A Novel | Anna Quindlen
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Anna Quindlen is always a safe bet. 1/3 of the way through and she's not disappointing me.

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The Portable Veblen: A Novel | Elizabeth Mckenzie
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Next up for me. I've seen some great recommendations and so far I'm digging the writing.

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Three-Martini Lunch | Suzanne Rindell
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Really liked this book. Wonderful writing, great atmosphere and then a gripping story of love and betrayal. Two thumbs up👍🏼👍🏼

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The Expatriates: A Novel | Janice Y. K. Lee
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Great characters and descriptions of life among expats in Hong Kong.

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Three-Martini Lunch | Suzanne Rindell
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Currently reading. So far it's very good.

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The Cartel | Don Winslow
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If you liked Narcos on Netflix you will love this.

MaryAnn1 Well I've not watched Narcos yet, but I sure will because I truly enjoyed this book! 4y
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