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Joined May 2016

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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3.5/5 🌟

Short, quirky & funny.

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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Happiness = reality - expectations

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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4.5/5🌟
This is a very well written book. I was hooked from the start. The only drawback for me was their mum's story - it felt a bit weak/flat. Overall, a great read. Loved Danny & Maeve's relationship.

Prairiegirl_reading Just started this on audio the other day. I‘m not very far in but I can see that it‘s a good one already. ❤️ 1mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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👏👏Enjoying this book.

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4/5 🌟
Short, easy memoir. I enjoyed the honesty and humour. She has received a lot of negative criticism regarding her parenting style but I read memoirs not to judge but to learn about others. I'm glad I read this.

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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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4.5/5 🌟
This is a very addictive book. But I must say it's not on the same level as The Handmaid's Tale. It doesn't have the same power, mystique or gravitas. This felt very new age and it was too neatly packaged. Nevertheless, I still really enjoyed it. Now I must re-read The Handmaid's Tale to bask in its greatness.

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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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4.5/5 🌟
Short, simple but powerful. 👍

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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4.5/5 🌟
Really, really enjoyed this book and learnt lots from it. I wanted to give it 5 stars but couldn't because the second half of the book (some parts) felt rushed and impersonal. Regardless, I know I will always think fondly of Sunja and her family.

Cinfhen EXACTLY!!!!! 2mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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"... a woman‘s life is endless work and suffering. There is suffering and then more suffering. It‘s better to expect it, you know. You‘re becoming a woman now, so you should be told this."

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The Winter's Child | Cassandra Parkin
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3 🌟
The main character really frustrated & annoyed me but the plot was interesting, so it kept me reading. The ending didn't surprise me.

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A damn good start. I'm in!!

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Hubby just finished this & is pushing me to read it. It better be good.

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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3.9/5 🌟
The first part of the book was so amazing, so gripping and so horrifying, I nearly peed my pants! So good!!! But then the pace slowed down & that disappointed me. I still enjoyed the book at the end but this is not as good as Pretty Girls.

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Up next....hope it'll be as good as 'Pretty Girls'.

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4.5/5🌟

So glad I finally read this. Such an enjoyable, funny and well-written book.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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4.5/5 🌟
Liked this better than The Wife Between Us. It definitely keeps you guessing.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Slowly getting back to reading...thanks to my new favourite reading chair. So comfy!! 😍 P.S: Currently, enjoying this book, too.

BookishMarginalia That chair looks fabulous! 4mo
Night_Reader @BookishMarginalia Thanks. I love it. 4mo
rather_be_reading ong tht looks comfy! 3mo
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My 7 & 8yr old love his Weir Do books & they love this memoir just as much. 👍 I'm in awe of his many, many talents.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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4.5/5 ?

Very well written memoir about an extremely interesting, chaotic & dysfunctional family. Her parents did some pretty messed up, unforgivable things but I love hearing the author speak about her parents/life, "...I don't see myself as a victim, I see myself as somebody who got some incredible gifts...". Well, her parents have sure built a resilient, strong & intelligent woman!! What an incredible story.

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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4/5 🌟

My first book written in verse & it was a very successful & positive experience. I tried desperately to get the audiobook but unfortunately it wasn't available in Australia. If anyone knows how to get the audiobook online in Australia, please let me know. Highly recommended for poetry and non-poetry lovers.

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The Wife: A Novel | Meg Wolitzer
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Mehso-so

3/5 🌟

Well written book but I don't understand why it took her so long to leave him - he was a selfish, arrogant cheat. The ending was not surprising nor satisfying.

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Savouring this book!

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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3.2/5 🌟

An enjoyable and interesting read but the ending wasn't very satisfying - it lacked suspense & intensity.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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4/5 🌟

Well-written & a very interesting memoir.

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3.5/5 🌟

A very short, simple and relatable book. It was enjoyable but not all that profound.

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Little Monsters | Kara Thomas
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3.8/5 🌟

Manipulation, jealousy, gossip, betrayal, obsession & 3 teenage girls with social/emotional issues, what could possible go wrong??

A thrilling & suspenseful page-turner that will keep you guessing. I really enjoyed it but the ending felt a bit rushed & bland.

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Dangerous Girls | Abigail Haas
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4/5 🌟

A very addictive, easy & enjoyable read. I liked the ending but didn't like the resemblance to the Amanda Knox trial.

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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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The movie was way, way better! This book bored me with it's overly long descriptions. 87 pages in and the book is describing trees & autumn leaves falling and how people in the neighbourhood are raking up the leaves - it goes on for TWO pages!!!! "Different families used different methods. The Buells employed a three-man formation, with two rakers raking lengthwise and another sweeping in at a right angle..." OMG!! Time to bail, I think!!

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If you like short stories that mostly go nowhere and end abruptly & ambiguously then you might like this ... not for me!

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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4.9/5 🌟
Now I understand all the hype around this book. It's a fantastic, suspenseful, gruesome & terrifying book. I loved it & I can't wait to see the movie (hope it's as good as the book...but I have my doubts.)

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So hard to rate this book.
The concept/idea is very interesting, the set up, story & mood is very intriguing. But the ending. What happened? Maybe I'm just overthinking it. Anyone else read this book? What are your thoughts?

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Ready to delve into my next book. Wonder what I'll find....

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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3.8/5 🌟
A sad and heartwarming story of a 63 yo woman who re-discovers herself in a small desolate town/community called Borg. The locals take her in & show her the true meaning of love, laughter, loyalty & friendship.

neet_reads Just wondering how you calculated 3.8 😀 10mo
Night_Reader Lol... Well, I couldn't decide between a 3.5 or 4 so I put it in the middle. 🤣 10mo
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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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4.5/5 🌟

Wow. I can't believe I only found this book now, where have I been?? It's over 500 pages & I finished it in 2 days. What a dark, gripping page-turner! I loved reading from the dad's perspective - so beautiful & heartbreaking!

TrishB Slaughter is great 👍🏻 11mo
Bookladylinda This one was so good!!! 11mo
Night_Reader 👍 Can't wait to read more from Slaughter! 11mo
Marina_h I've just started reading this one so glad to hear the positive comments! 10mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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3/5 🌟

I didn't enjoy this as much her other books but I still love the way she writes.

RadicalReader @Night_Reader love your username!! I have this book on my ereader can‘t wait to check it out for myself there truly is nothing better than a wonderful read 11mo
Night_Reader @RadicalReader Thanks. 🙂 Enjoy the book. It took me a couple of chapters to get into the book. 11mo
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3.5 🌟
This is a decent book & I enjoyed it but it's not mind blowing. Unfortunately, I predicted the 2 plot twists very early on so it made it less exciting when the truth was finally revealed. Nevertheless, I liked it.

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4/5 🌟
The kind worth reading!

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Best way to kill time!!!

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Nothing more awkward than being stuck at a kid's party full of strangers. Luckily, I have my trusted friend, Liane Moriarty, with me. 👍

Libby1 Ooh! You‘re so brave. Hi always force myself to make small talk with other people whose only commonality with me is that we have a child the same age. It can be painful, and I almost feel my book burning me from inside my handbag, calling to me! 🤣 12mo
Night_Reader @Libby1 If it was a small party I would make small talk but this party was insanely huge, they must have hired out the entire playcentre. 🙂 12mo
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3.5/5 🌟
Surprisingly, I stuck with it until the end. Even though his family life wasn't ideal, he at least had his sister & extended family who really loved him & supported him. Some people don't even have that. It was an interesting read.

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My Two Blankets | Irena Kobald
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I was totally awestruck as I listened to Irena Kobald talk about her book 'My Two Blankets'. It is such a beautiful story about the refugee/immigrant experience, friendship & learning a new language. 😍

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Best Day Ever | Kaira Rouda
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Love the fact that this book takes place within a 24hr period - such a fast paced & addictive book. Paul is not the most likeable or reliable narrator/hubby but I couldn't stop reading. 👍

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Found these in the bargain bin - had to buy!! 😮 🤗 #bargainTuesday

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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A great page turner. It's a YES from me! 👍

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American Born Chinese | Gene Luen Yang
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An excellent graphic novel about identity, stereotypes & self acceptance.

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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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Mehso-so

Sadly disappointed with this one especially since I loved her other books. The book went from 'good start' to 'meh' to 'cliche' to 'ooh, nice twist' to 'ooh, another twist' to 'sad' to 'what the??' at the end.

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Lust | Roald Dahl
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Not reading much atm but couldn't resist a good book sale!

Skyrimir I have this set! The covers are great, super creepy. 1y
Night_Reader I thought I would try one & buy the rest later if I like them. 🙂 1y
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Thai-Riffic! | Oliver Phommavanh
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The day my little bookworm met one of her idols, Oliver P.

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Trying something new...our first AR book.

GatheringBooks does AR stand for Accelerated Reader? 1y
Night_Reader Augmented Reality. 1y
LiteraryinLititz Whoa! I didn‘t know that was a thing! 1y
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