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Ms.Story

Joined April 2016

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Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
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I Know Who You Are | Alice Feeney
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This was TWISTED! If you liked 'The Silent Patient' you might enjoy this one. Feeney did an excellent job keeping me guessing until the very end. (TW: sexual abuse) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Also, if you've already read this one, check out this fun visual guide to the novel: http://www.criminalelement.com/i-know-who-you-are-alice-feeney-visual-guide-gifn...

AutumnRLS The cover of this looks so much like Megan Abbott's Dare Me. 5d
Ms.Story I've noticed more and more of my reads having similar cover designs! I think I always look for novels with similar plots 😂 4d
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Sleep | C.L. Taylor
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A good suspenseful read with interesting characters. There were some loose ends that felt a bit unfinished, but I'm still happy I read it 😊

ElizaMarie Oooo I “stacked it” 2w
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The Doll Factory: A Novel | Elizabeth Macneal
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This book was right up my alley although I didn't find it to be amazing. I liked the characters but wanted a little more from a few plot details. Still happy to have read it!

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GHOST TREE. | BARBARA. ERSKINE
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Fantastic Kindle offer!

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Wakenhyrst | Michelle Paver
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ this was between a pick & so-
So for me. I liked seeing the story unfold from the father's point of view/journals.

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If you enjoy the gothic genre and are looking for a bit of a ghost story, this one's for you! A few bits could have benefitted from a bit more development but still a good weekend read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini
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Lovely and heartbreaking. One to reread many times. I could also see lots of uses in the classroom as well

Tanisha_A Yes, one to re-read many times. 💔 2mo
Nidhi_Ashok Every book he writes every word he utters breaks my heart into pieces apparently. And I still love it. ❣️ 2mo
Crystalblu So beautiful❤️ 2mo
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The Art of Styling Sentences | K. D. Sullivan, Ann Longknife
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Good Friday charity shop purchases 😍

Theaelizabet Homegoing was a really good read. Enjoy! 2mo
irre Home going is one of my all time favorites!! 2mo
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Dark Desires | Eve Silver
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A little escapism ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Quick paced & clever. A book you'll want to finish in a day!

CBee My current read! SO GOOD 😬😅 2mo
rretzler 💕😻 2mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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So far, so good! Hope it maintains this momentum!

AmyG Oh, it does. 2mo
AutumnRLS I'm 2/3rds of the way through and I can't read it fast enough. 2mo
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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I decided to give this book a go after binging on the Netflix series. It took me ages to read it, but I genuinely thought Atwood's writing was beautiful and insightful. There were times I just didn't feel as if the story was moving along...the quilt/patchwork motif is certainly intriguing.

Tamra I loved it too and long overdue for a reread. 2mo
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At first the multiple narratives weren't working for me but close to the 80% mark, things really began to click & pick up. The ending definitely made this one a pick from me. I look forward to reading Maine's 'Women of the Dunes' next

Cathythoughts Sounds interesting... ( I‘m not a Kate Morton fan though ... meant to be similar writing ?! 2mo
Ms.Story Now that you mention it I could see how it might be compared to Morton's writing (I've only read one of her books I think). Maybe try it from the library -- I'm actually hoping I like her other novel a bit more bc I was really unsure about it the first half...but once I wrapped my mind around the characters & times I began to notice some interesting parallels between the plot lines 🙂 (edited) 2mo
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The Neighbour | Fiona Cummins
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The multiple narrators worked extremely well in adding to the suspense!

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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Beautiful books!! I love reading on my Kindle but couldn't pass up these charity shop finds 😍

RachelO Wow! 4mo
Velvetfur Ooooohhhhh so pretty!! 4mo
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This little discovery on the bus journey in to work sparked a little joy this morning! I found this book in perfect condition with beautiful magenta edges in a charity shop this weekend. And now I've discovered it's signed! 😊

Freespirit Wow that‘s a great find! 4mo
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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Up next! Only a few pages in but enjoying it so far

ValPenny What a pretty cover! 4mo
Mitch I‘m going to hear her speak tonight and it‘s our book club pick for next month ..so hope it‘s good!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
kezzlou85 I really enjoyed it. 4mo
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The Boy Made of Snow | Chloe Mayer
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This one was heartbreaking but I was captivated by the fairy tale woven into novel. That kept me reading until the end.

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No Title | None
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Can anyone recommend a book of short stories that might captivate reluctant readers, 11/12 year olds?!?!

cathysaid Absolutely NO idea but maybe @LibrarianRyan could point you in the right direction? 5mo
CogsOfEncouragement Encyclopedia Brown 5mo
RamsFan1963 Ray Bradbury's S is for Space or The Martian Chronicles 5mo
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Bookgoil Guys Reads series 5mo
Bookgoil Also Michael Dahl‘s really scary stories 5mo
Readingismyescape @Bookgoil Yes. I was going to say the Guys Read series. Also 5mo
LibrarianRyan @cathysaid thanks. I would agree on Guys Read. Multiple generals to choose from. I am also partial to the Weenies series by David Lubar. Plus there is The People Could Fly. It‘s a collection of AA folktales. I love that they have not been cleaned up or disneyfied. Just so stories by Kipling. Also makes for a great writing prompt. Mary PO did American Tall Tales. Tales from Outer Suburbia. Stinky cheese man. Then there are always fairy tales. 5mo
cathysaid @LibrarianRyan You are a FANTASTIC librarian! 5mo
Butterfinger Anything by Gary Paulsen. His Year of Dogs are short stories. 5mo
Ms.Story @LibrarianRyan WOW!!!!!!! thank you for taking the time to suggest so many titles! I can't wait to start checking these out! ☺️ 5mo
Ms.Story @Butterfinger thank you!! 5mo
Ms.Story @CogsOfEncouragement good Idea! Thanks! 5mo
Ms.Story @Readingismyescape thank you for the recs! 5mo
Ms.Story @Bookgoil thank you! 5mo
Ms.Story @RamsFan1963 good idea! Thank you! 5mo
JessFerg Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is always a hit. 5mo
RadicalReader @Ms.Story be sure to check out Sideway Stories from Wayside School, Wayside School is Falling Down and Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar 4mo
LeticiaToraci It always helps to pick something in the Direction of what the Kids like. 2mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ had no trouble finishing this but it wasn't as suspenseful or surprising as I'd hoped 🤷🏻‍♀️

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The fifth in the series but the first I've read. It's good but I'm not totally smitten. Perhaps beginning with the first in the series would have helped me better appreciate Fiona's idiosyncrasies.

Bookzombie I just read the first recently and I would say it probably makes a difference. 🙂 5mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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If you liked 'The Woman in the Window' then you might enjoy this one as well. I like for my stories to be a tad bit more plausible

HOTPock3tt Im listening to this now... not really loving it either 😕 5mo
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My first read of 2019! And it was a crazy ride ... the last line made me doubt everything I thought I knew about the storyline 😂

RadicalReader @Ms.Story be sure to check out this incredible immensely wonderful catapult chapter style novels that propel you from one to the next 4mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I didn't finish the book bc 🤷🏻‍♀️But I'm very much looking forward to starting this series and having a cosy day in.

GatheringBooks it‘s available on netflix singapore too! haven‘t read the book yet but excited to watch the series. :) 6mo
Boooooks Ooooh I started watching this last night 6mo
Tdumatrait @Ms.Story I watched the series and then read the books. I felt I understood The characters more with the book. I did enjoy the series and heard that Netflix picked up season 2 based on her second book Hidden Bodies 6mo
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A stand alone thriller & my first by this author. Enjoyed this fast-paced novel over a few lazy days ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts I do love a good thriller! Stacked 6mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ perfect for a lazy holiday read! I stayed up nearly all night to finish Verity!

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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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This book has a lot going on & some of it didn't seem to enhance the story; the multiple narratives sometimes took away from it. I liked the story itself: a woman keeps a diary which someone is reading. The ending felt quite rushed but I was okay with that since I'd figured out the murderer anyway. It was nice to read something else by EG as the Ruth Galloway series is one of my favourites!

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Aliens Love Panta Claus | Claire Freedman
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My 3 years old's favourite Santa story 😂

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The Untold Story of Father Christmas | Alison Battle, Mike Battle
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A magical Christmas story. My six year old greatly enjoyed reading this at bedtime this Christmas season

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Great way to meet my yearly reading goal of 30 books! I really loved the suspense and gothic elements. Definitely recommend if you're in the mood for a spooky read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Elizabeth2 Congrats on meeting your goal! 🎉 6mo
IamIamIam Way to go!!! 🤗👍 6mo
Christine11 That‘s awesome! Well done on meeting your goal! 😊⭐️ 6mo
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Eggs Loved this book 6mo
BookwormAHN This was one of my favorites for this year 💙 6mo
KarynGood I totally want to read this one!!!!! 6mo
elyseh One of my favorite reads soo good! 5mo
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How to See Fairies | Charles Van Sandwyk
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What‘s on your Christmas list?!

Paula3 I'm asking my hubby for the Throne of Glass box set by Sarah J. Maas ♡ 7mo
Gomer-andthebooks I love the Throne of Glass series. I‘m rereading it now so I can get the last two books as a Christmas present for myself. 7mo
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The Corset | Laura Purcell
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Although I found some of the early descriptions a bit graphic, I'm glad I continued with this novel. Purcell's vivid descriptions are especially part of my favourite bit. I'd read The Silent Companions and loved Purcell's writing. I'm reading Alias Grace at the moment and I'm noticing some parallels between the narrative structures. Solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Aimeesue Thanks for the review. I read The Silent Companions and enjoyed it, but have been waffling on this one. 7mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I love, love, love Robin & Strike! I was at first put off by the political plot line but the character development made this a pick for me!

BellaBookNook I am in the middle of the second book but I am loving it too!! 8mo
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Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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I need suggestions!!!! As part of a settling in routine, I'd like to begin my second year class with a bit of reading aloud -- kids loved having their teacher read to them in primary school! So, does anyone have a super engaging suggestion?!?! I'd thought about the tagged book but not entirely sure about the topic of 'reproductive rights'.

Texreader My son will give me a longer list but he and I both are loving the Unwanted series. His 7th grade English teacher loved it too and is personally reading the series too. 10mo
Texreader I personally love the lengthy series of short books, 10mo
Lizpixie There‘s a new series just started called 10mo
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Moray_Reads Catherynne M Valente's Fairyland books or The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge 10mo
mandapants Wendy Mass books are great for that age. My daughter devoured them. (edited) 10mo
RavenLovelyReads I read this at about 13- I loved it :) 10mo
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Abby2 I recommend The Van Gogh Deception. 10mo
JessFerg 13-year-old approved! 9mo
Ms.Story Thanks everyone!!! These are some really great suggestions! My classroom library is growing💓💓💓!!! @JessFerg @Abby2 @Texreader @RavenLovelyReads @mandapants @Moray_Reads @Lizpixie (edited) 9mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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There were so many things I loved about Butler‘s story. I do need more time to mull over beginning/ending but I‘d still give this one ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rmaclean4 Amazing book. I read it several years ago and still think about it today. 10mo
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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Arlo & I finished the Netflix series & I've just started the novel. Hooked from the very beginning and thinking this might be a favourite read for me!

whatrebeccasread Oooh, I loved this show, never thought about picking up the book but definitely adding it to my list now! 💜 10mo
Ubookquitous The book is outstanding 10mo
Velvetfur Aawww look at the ickle babba kitty! Loooove 😀💜😍 10mo
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AmyG So sweet. 💕 10mo
guinsgirlreads 😻😻😻 10mo
Quirkybookworm 😻😻🐱💞💓💜 10mo
Kaye Excellent book 10mo
Tanisha_A Ooh! I just started watching it. Would love to get to the book sometime! 10mo
DivineDiana I have the book on the #TBR. Thought I should read it first, but maybe I‘ll switch the order! 🤔 8mo
Crazeedi Your kitty is just so sweet, 'squeeze' 🐱💜 8mo
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Why the Whales Came | Michael Morpurgo
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I'm very much looking forward to rereading this novel with my S1 students in a few weeks 🐋

julesG My mind has gone fishing, it seems. I read 'Why the Wales came' and was wondering whether it shouldn't be 'Welsh' and how a country could move around. 😵😁 10mo
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If you enjoy crime fiction, books about writers and Amsterdam, then you might like this mystery! It was a fun read and interesting to see a mystery solved from the mind of a mystery author and how he applied his writing process to solving a 'real' crime.

CarolynM I really like this series. Have you read any of the others? 10mo
Ms.Story This is the only one I've read. Do you have a favourite?! 10mo
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My Sister's Grave | Robert Dugoni
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I felt like I was watching an episode of Law & Order SVU! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

RJHowe If you keep reading there is a great series ahead 11mo
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Sleep Tight | Rachel Abbott
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I loved all the twists in this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A good cosy mystery!

bkshopgrl Love the cover! 11mo
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Retreat | Mark Edwards
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It's not awful or anything just not feeling it

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Y'all. The setting made this the perfect summer read! I loved every minute of this one (on my new Kindle 😁). If this was a series I'd definitely keep reading! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

tpixie How‘s your kindle? What version and why? Is it your 1st?! 😅 11mo
Hollie I just put a hold on it for my kindle! 11mo
Ms.Story I got a Paperwhite & absolutely love it. I had the original kindle years ago and didn't use it very often, which is why I held out so long on a paperwhite. I do most of my reading at night so this is just great & good for bus commutes too! 11mo
Ms.Story @Hollie I hope you like it as much as I did! 11mo
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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Soubhiville Yes! Loved this! 11mo
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Isadora Moon Goes to the Fair | Harriet Muncaster
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My 6 year old and I enjoy reading about the magical adventures in this series!

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Fast-paced and oh so twisted!

Victoriahoperose Are you watching the show on hbo? 11mo
Cathythoughts Great ! I‘m looking forward to reading this 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I want to read this, so I can watch the show. 11mo
Ms.Story @Victoriahoperose We don't have HBO in the uk so I'll have to see when it will be on. Is it good?! 11mo
Victoriahoperose @Ms.Story I am liking it so far. A little slow in the beginning, but definitely staying close to the book! 11mo
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I didn't realise #11 was in the works!!! This is my favourite series 😃

MallenNC It's my favorite too! I started the series after several had been published and I was sad when I got caught up. Waiting is tough! 11mo
Ms.Story I was lucky in that I didn't discover this series until 9 had already been published!!!! But still wish I didn't have to wait until Feb for 11! 11mo
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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'Lethal White' to be published In September! Yeeeaaaahhhhh!!!!!

margreads Yay!! 11mo
AmCheri Yay! Been waiting impatiently. 11mo
Mollyanna Finally!!! Woo-hoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
VenmariPasinos ❤❤❤ 11mo
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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My new reading companion, Arlo 💛 Just starting The Chalk Man and curious to see what happens/has happened.

Crazeedi Awwwww, *squeeze hard*💜❤ 12mo
whatshesreadingnow He‘s precious ❤️ 12mo
Laura317 😻😻😻 12mo
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knittedgnome ♥️🐱😻 so cute!! 12mo
TheDaysGoBy Awwwwwww! ❤️ 12mo
Erinreadsthebooks Such a sweet little face! 12mo
tournevis Allo Arlo! 12mo
britt_brooke Awwww! 12mo
LiteraryinLititz He‘s so sweet!! 12mo
julesG 😍 12mo
MicheleinPhilly SQUEEEEEE! 12mo
Tamra Sweet!!😻 12mo
wanderinglynn Too cute! 😍❤️🐱 12mo
HOTPock3tt Omg so freakin CUTE!!! 😻❤️ 12mo
Stephanie-Anne Arlo! 😻😻😻 12mo
AmyG Omg how cute! ❤️ 12mo
rubyslippersreads Adorable Arlo! 😻😻😻 12mo
cherinium I'm sure that particular new companion won't let much reading happen for a while! Too many new things to explore and play with! Adorable! 12mo
BookFrog That is a precious baby! 12mo
CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 12mo
youneverarrived How cute!! 😻😻 12mo
JoScho Kittens are the cutest! 12mo
Susannah Oh my goodness, what a floof! Congratulations on your new addition. 😁😻 12mo
tracey38 Oh Arlo, how adorable! I don't know if I'd be able to concentrate on reading with that companion drawing my attention. 🙂 12mo
bookwrm526 FLOOF!!!!!! 🙀🐅 12mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Kitteh!! 😻 12mo
BookNAround Sweet fur face! 12mo
Lcsmcat What a precious kitty! 😻😻😻 12mo
COLearyDavidson Adorable! 12mo
Centique That is the cutest thing! 12mo
Bronte_Chintz Beautiful kitty! 12mo
Nerdgirl_Ms_Sorrells so cute🐱 12mo
DivineDiana Arlo is adorable! I used to have a pet monkey named Arlo, after Arlo Guthrie! 😻 12mo
UwannaPublishme Awwww! 😻 12mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Read this book. Westover has an amazing ability to share her story with you in a way that makes you feel like a trusted friend. Parts of her story will break your heart. I can't imagine what she had to overcome to share these personal details with the world. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Frecks-Booklover4life I‘m listening to this on audible. It‘s amazing! It‘s unfathomable! 12mo
COLearyDavidson I just bought this book! Birthday gift card well spent! Love your review! Excited to read this! 12mo
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