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MindyK59

MindyK59

Joined July 2016

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The Summer Cottage | Viola Shipman
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I loved this book! It was the perfect summer read for me. I have never read a book by this author before but I look forward to reading the others. I highly recommend this enjoyable story.

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I have liked Tova Mirvis‘s previous books which were novels so this has been on my list for a while. My book club selected it for this month‘s selection. It is a memoir about ending her marriage and leaving her orthodox religion. Overall I liked it. I found myself thinking about my own life and some of my choices. I think she was very brave to do what she did but I also realize that it was important for her to be happy.

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Although we are kind of told the ending as we begin to read this book, the way it gets there is quite a story. The middle really held my interest. At times I found the author‘s writing almost too descriptive but overall this book was really good.

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Sold on a Monday: A Novel | Kristina Mcmorris
Mehso-so

I read this book for my Book Club. I found the story just ok. It wasn't bad but it just didn't pull me in like I thought it would. It got mixed reviews from my book club members also.

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I grew up in the city where this book takes place but I was too young at the time to know about the story. This book gave an excellent picture of race relations during the 60's and how it affected 2 groups of young high school athletes who managed to accomplish something that no high school teams from 1 school had ever done before: win the state basketball and baseball championships in the same year.

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The Cast: A Novel | Amy Blumenfeld
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I received this book in a contest and it was on my to be read pile for a few months. I just finished reading it and really liked it. This was the author's debut novel and I look forward to reading more of her books. I highly recommend it.

Purrfectpages I enjoyed this one as well! (edited) 4mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I am a fan of Kristin Hannah's books and this was no exception. I did find it a little hard to get into but once I did, it did not disappoint. The story takes place in Alaska beginning in 1974 and takes us to 1986. The main character, Leni Allbright, grows up there while tackling the dangers of that location as well as within her family. She learns to love the land and the people and to survive and be stronger than she ever thought possible.

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Very good book. I read it for my Book Club and we had a very good discussion. It is based on a true story. It is so hard to believe that someone could do this to families and children. Well worth reading.

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The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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I love Elin Hilderbrand books and this was no exception. I can just picture Nantucket from her writing and it makes me want to be there. But since I can't I live through her books. This story was a little different from her previous books that I've read but I enjoyed it just as much.

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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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I really enjoyed reading this book. The story jumps between several different decades and at first I just couldn't see how it was all going to connect. But at the end, oh wow! It all came together and it was a big surprise to me. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories that take place at the beach. It was a great summer read.

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Here's to Us | Elin Hilderbrand
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I liked this book. It was a nice easy enjoyable "beach read". I am an Elin Hilderbrand fan but for some reason didn't read it when it was first published. I'm glad it was on my list to read this summer.

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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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Just when I thought I had read about the Holocaust from every possible point of view along comes this book, which I recently read with my Book Club. I really liked it. It is based on the author's real family history so they truly were some of the lucky ones. This book is definitely worth reading and I highly recommend it.

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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book. I have also read the author's 1st 2 books. This book was good and had a real twist at the end. Somehow this author always makes what seems like an ordinary thriller into a really interesting story that totally surprises me with the ending. I will continue to look forward to her future books.

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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This was a very good book. I read it for my book club and can't wait to discuss it. It was told from 3 points of view so there are many angles to look at and talk about. It really makes you think about racism and what your view may be. It is especially relevant with what goes on in our country every day.

Eggs Loved this one 1y
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The Rosie Effect: A Novel | Graeme Simsion
Mehso-so

This book was just ok. While I really liked The Rosie Project, this story just wasn't as good to me. It's similar to seeing a sequel to a movie. It usually isn't as good as the first one.

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I liked this book. The story was told through the wife's point of view. The deception was devastating to her and her family. It was a really interesting story that took place over the lifetime of her marriage. It is just so hard to believe it can happen but we all know it has.

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This book was good but I can't say that I liked it as much as the author's first book. I found it easier to guess what happened although there was a twist at the end which I didn't really see coming.

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Mehso-so

This was not my favorite book. I read it for my book club. Parts of it were good but I honestly would not recommend it.

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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This was a good book. It had an ending that I didn't expect. I liked seeing an immigrant family's perspective of living in America. It was interesting to read as I hear about the issue in the news. It provided some good discussion in my Book Club.

RaimeyGallant A belated welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
2y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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I liked this book. Sometimes it was tough to read. Parts of it were very real. It took place during World War 2 and while I've read many books taking place at this time, this story gave me yet again a different perspective of what was going on during that time. This book was chosen by my book club and I think it would be a great selection for other book clubs to read.

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I chose to read this book because it reminded me of when I was a child and my mother played mah jongg each week. At first I wasn't sure I was going to like it but as I got into it I really started to enjoy it. So many parts of it could have been about my mother. It kind of gave me a different perspective of her. The story gave me a greater appreciation of the mother-daughter relationship.

MrBook Nice review! 2y
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The Two-Family House: A Novel | Lynda Cohen Loigman
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I read this book twice. Once on my own and again when it was chosen for my book club. I liked it both times. You kind of know what is going to happen from the beginning but you keep reading because it was good and you want to know how it affects the 2 families. It was a very fast read. I would recommend it for both an individual as well as a book club book.

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I liked this book. The story was good and I enjoyed the characters. The Nantucket setting makes it a good book to read on vacation, at the beach, etc. The story came together nicely and while I did guess how it would end, I really enjoyed reading it.

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This was a fun book to read, especially while I was on a long weekend getaway. I enjoyed the characters & the story. It was a fast and easy read.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I really loved this book. It presented a view of World War II that I had never read before or ever really even thought about. It was a beautiful story about two sisters who had to live through the war from two different perspectives. I would highly recommend it.

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The Nest | Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney
Mehso-so

This book was just ok for me. The storyline had the making to be really good but I never really got into the book as it was written. I finished it but I don't think I can rave about it to others.

Chelleo Same 😏 1y
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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I couldn't put this book down. What was going on in Grace & Jack's marriage is unimaginable to me. Every time a chapter ended I wanted to keep reading to see what happened next. I liked the way the author wrote it alternating between the past and the present. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a domestic thriller.

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This book was an easy fast read & I liked it. The climax of the story kind of surprised me because I guess I just didn't see it coming. But I'm glad the book ended on a happy note.

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I enjoyed this book. The main character reminded me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. But he seemed more like Leonard by the end. It was fun to read.

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I liked this book. It was a fast easy read. It didn't end like I thought it would but that probably made it a better ending.

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I really liked this book. I loved all the reference to books in it. It was a fast easy read.

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The Bridal Chair: A Novel | Gloria Goldreich
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This book was about Marc Chagall's daughter Ida and her relationship with her father. It was an easy read. I liked it. It was long at almost 500 pages but it held my attention.

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Good book. To me it wasn't a very deep book but it was definitely interesting.

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Good book about 9/11. A survivor wrote a firsthand account of his escape from the North Tower while he & a coworker carried a woman in a wheelchair down 68 flights of stairs. He also talked about his survivor guilt and how he dealt with that. It was a fast read & I was glad to read it as we approach the 15th anniversary.

MrBook Great review! 😊👍🏻 3y
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Interesting book. Enjoyed reading it.

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! Please enjoy your stay 😎👍🏻. 3y
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