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Monyca

Monyca

Joined February 2020

Dog lover & (mostly) fiction reader. I'm reading as fast as I can!
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Early morning sunrise means extra time for reading in bed. But first, coffee.

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Lost Apothecary | Sarah Penner
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Now listening to this audiobook

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I'm really surprised this book isn't more popular here. I really got a lot out of it. I went into it not knowing what to expect but I related to parts, learned in parts, laughed, and cringed.

Monyca I am glad I wrote down my thoughts briefly before reading other reviews. Make no mistake I think the book (to the extent it is true) raises many ethical dilemmas. Would I want to be friends with Tate (or in her Group?) Probably not. But it is a really raw and detailed look into one woman's development. She came around to things (like speaking up for herself, stating her needs) that many of us can learn from, it was an interesting journey at least! 8mo
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I felt really drawn into this story. I'd recommend it.

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I'm about 1/3 in and enjoying this one!

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Mehso-so

It was alright. Like a good pep talk from a Scottish friend but not a long term life changer. I took a few good things from it.

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Just a so-so from me. I don't think Gothic or horror are my genres so I may not be the best judge. It was fine, and I finished it, but no love here.

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Loved this little book! Quick inspiring read!

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Now reading

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Mehso-so

This isn't a book I would have chosen but it was a book club selection and I gave it a try. I've never played poker (and still have no interest after reading this book) so I found most of the recounting of poker hands and tournaments boring but I did find some of the psychology interesting. Overall, not my thing, I wouldn't recommend it unless you're really into poker maybe.

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Still reading The Biggest Bluff.

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Not sure if this is my thing, but here goes...

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Absolutely a must read for all white people, wherever you fall (or think you fall) on the spectrum of racist to ant-rasict.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Mehso-so

I listened to the audiobook, read by Tom Hanks. It was lovely to listen to him, there were a few interesting moments of the book, but overall, not much happened and it just wasn't my cup of tea. If I was reading it, I might have given up halfway through but Tom Hanks kept me hanging in there.

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I'm thinking about abandoning these blackbirds. I'm at chapter 10, about 1/3 in, according to my Kindle I have 4.5 hours left, and I'm just not into it. I usually finish every book unless it's really offending me or something. And this book is fine but just not that interesting... I just can't see giving another 4 hours of my time to something I'm not enjoying when there are so many other books waiting for me out there! I'll decide today.

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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I loved this book. I expected a light romance, which it was. It was cute and sweet and a little bit of escapism. Who doesn't want to imagine Christmas at a cozy Colorado cabin with their cute crush? It was all of that, of course. But is it ridiculous for me to say I took something deeper from it? A call to speak your feelings and shake your life up? This is the first book I've read by Christina Lauren but I'll be back for more!

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I loved this book. I laughed, I grieved. I regretted not following my pre-med dreams, I rejoiced in not following my pre-med dreams. I felt even more grateful to those doctors that sacrificed for my health and my family's health. CW: infertility, pregnancy loss, maternal death, and all of the complications that an ob-gyn has to work with.

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Still reading this, usually when I can't sleep at night. I have to try to keep my laughter quiet and not wake up my husband! 😂

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This book had me laughing from the very start.

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A tough but important read. Timely and insightful.

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Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Now listening to

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Now reading

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Starting this one today!

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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So good! I'll be thinking about this one for a while. I'm a slow reader but I devoured this in a few days. Looking forward to a movie version, I hope it does it justice!

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I'm into this. Started it today and I've been reading it all afternoon!

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Listening to Alex Trebek and Ken Jennings while working on my Christmas cards! 🎄💌

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The Switch | BETH. O'LEARY
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Started this a few days ago. I keep getting distracted and need to read the first couple of chapters over to remember who is who and what's going on! 🙈

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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I finished The Nightingale last night. I'll be honest and admit I don't usually like historical fiction, but this was really good!

aa_guer2021 Not the version I read, but I thought it was great, too! 12mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Hmm... this book is weird but I liked it! I don‘t know that I‘d go out of my way to recommend it, because it was unusual, but I‘m glad I read it

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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Finished Bunny. Not sure what I thought of it yet.

Kappadeemom I just finished it. So weird and I have so many questions! Was all of this her imagination? Was she on drugs?? 12mo
Monyca @Kappadeemom Yes! Drugs? Mental illness? We need a discussion group! 12mo
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Bunny | Mona Awad
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Bunny has taken a weird turn! Lofty sunny Sunday goal is to finish this one today, or at least give it my best try! 🐰

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It's cold outside (46° F) but I'm reading outside. The fire helps a little!

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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Just starting a new one. Cheating on a book I didn't finish yet.

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Now reading

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I'm enjoying this audiobook so far.

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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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I loved this book! I love the concept, the lessons about the impermeability of time and inevitable nature of our own fates. So glad I read this!

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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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I'm loving an afternoon in the sun with my best friend and a good book!

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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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I love starting a new book. So exciting!

marleed I thought this book was super fun to read! 14mo
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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I finally finished Midnight Sun. It took me almost the entire 3 weeks of my library loan. I also admit I just “skimmed” in a few places. Overall, I loved being back in the early days of the romance between Bella & Edward but I think a good editor could have trimmed this down a little bit. Also, I‘m surprised how much I didn‘t completely remember the story line of Twilight!

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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I'm STILL reading Midnight Sun. It's due back in 4 days so the pressure is on!

Bianca It is quite long! 14mo
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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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The wait has ended! Just got this from my library. Guess I know what I'm doing this weekend. I hope the rain continues so I have an excuse to stay inside & read.

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Now reading on Kindle

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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I really enjoyed this book, it was well written, I enjoyed the prosecutor, and the story was fantastic. It's also a quick read. Highly recommend!

Onepageatatime88 I love everything she writes! 1y
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Lies That Bind | Emily Giffin
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I really liked this book. Quick and easy to read, with a few twists and turns to keep it interesting. I also ❤️ reading books set in NYC.

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Lies That Bind | Emily Giffin
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Husband is watching football and I'm reading with noise cancelling headphones on. This book has really drawn me in!

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Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Current audible selection. For my commute and while doing housework.

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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Is there anything better than lazy afternoon beach house reading with your best friend while someone else cooks dinner? I think not!

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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Next up! I love starting a new book!

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Finished this today, not quite sure what I think of it yet but I do want to check out the series on Hulu!

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Reading Normal People, I'm 74% done. I like it so far and am excited to check out the show on Hulu!