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Joined May 2016

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Bailedbailed

2/5 🌟

Tried book 1 & book 2 - not my cup of tea! It was too repetitive & had too many characters. Each character had a gut wrenching reason to travel back in time, the first couple of chapters were interesting and sad but then it just got too repetitive & I gave up.

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"...the room was filled by a kind of stillness. Not simply an absence of noise, but an accumulation of layers of silence, untouched by fallen hair or mold, silence that the Professor left behind as he wandered..."

Cathythoughts Nice quote 💫 23h
BarbaraBB I loved this book 🤍 (edited) 23h
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Pickpick

4/5 🌟

It's a short, sweet and sad book that left me with a smile.

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The Lying Life of Adults | Elena Ferrante
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4/5 🌟

Slow but honest, brutal and clever. This book is a good reminder that we are all flawed, insecure and hypocritical.

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Pickpick

3.5/5 🌟

An easy read to pull me out of my reading slump.

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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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Pickpick

4.5/5 ?

This is a perfect book for a rainy weekend.

"Everything is broken and messed up and completely fine. That is what life is."

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Pickpick

4/5 🌟

This is a book about loneliness, survival, nature and much more. It did take me a little while before I got into the book but once I connected with the character, Kya, I enjoyed the book immensely & really felt for her.

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Pickpick

4/5 🌟

I'm not the biggest fan of YA books but this one is a gem. I picked it up hoping to find something new for my daughter but I ended up loving it. It's about Ana who has 12 months left to live but her sense of humour and maturity made it a fun and uplifting book. Great debut novel. 👍

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Magpie | Elizabeth Day
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Pickpick

3.5/5 🌟

Best to go into this book completely blind. Well-written and a quick-read.

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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$0.94 😍😍

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Pickpick

4.5/5 🌟

The perfect winter long weekend read!

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Pickpick

3.5/5 ?

I really liked the start & the end of the book, but the middle dragged on a bit because it introduced so many characters. I guess, I'm not the biggest fan of books with lots of characters.

"We don't have a plan, we just do our best to get through the day...sometimes we panic, because the bills need paying and we have to be grown-up and we don't know how, because it's so horribly, desperately easy to fail at being grown-up."

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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Mehso-so

3.5/5 🌟

I enjoyed the 2nd half of the book more. It was a light, easy read - good palate cleanser book.

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"I wish to go on living even after my death."

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Mehso-so

3/5 🌟

It was readable but not that relatable. I found it slow and hard to connect with any of the characters. Religion & faith played a big part in the book, maybe if I was religious, I might've enjoyed the book more.

Thousand-Lives I really appreciate your review and point of view. I loved this book and it really resonated with me; however, I was raised in a very religious home and have wondered if I would have loved the book as much if not for that. 12mo
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Pickpick

3.5/5 🌟

If you can suspend your disbelief, it's an enjoyable book.

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"This was, I would later realise, a planet of things wrapped inside things. Food inside wrappers. Bodies inside clothes. Contempt inside smiles."

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It's Showtime! 😄

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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Pickpick

3.8/5 🌟

I enjoyed it but it didn't leave a lasting impression on me.

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4.5/5 🌟

Highly recommend the audiobook. It was
very enjoyable & creepy.

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Pickpick

5/5 🌟

This an incredibly sad and heartbreaking love story that will stay with me for a very long time. The ending was so unbelievably heart wrenching. Definitely one of my new favourites!

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MY DARK VANESSA. | KATE ELIZABETH. RUSSELL
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Pickpick

4.5/5 🌟

A thought-provoking, disturbing, sad and frustrating book about denial, self-deception, manipulation & abuse. The characters were very well written and realistic. Jacob Strane made my blood boil and Vanessa was a pitiful, confused, complicated individual. An interesting read.

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Pickpick

4.8/5 🌟

This is such a sad book. I just want to weep for Stella, Desiree and Jude. I truly felt their heartaches, sadness and suffering. I wish their pain did not feel so real, relatable and relevant. Amazing book!

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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3.9/5 🌟

This is a book about loss, motherhood and decisions that haunt and shape us forever. A pretty decent book - will need to check out her other book.

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Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Pickpick

5/5 🌟

Classic!

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Mehso-so

2.8/5 🌟

I'm usually a fan of Anne Tyler but I felt blasé about this one - it was a very ordinary book with an unremarkable ending.

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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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Panpan

2/5 🌟

Found this book hard to swallow - it tried too hard to be clever with too many twists. 👎

magyklyXdelish I agree. There were way too many twists for the sake of twists. The whole Madeline sub plot was completely unnecessary in my opinion and that alone was responsible for 2 twists. 2y
EKonrad Agreed! 👏🏻 2y
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the hate you give | Angie Thomas
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As I watch with bated breath, I'm reminded of this powerful book. If more people read, maybe the world would be a better place.

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Pickpick

3.5/5 🌟

It took me awhile to get into this one but I'm glad I stuck by it because I enjoyed the 2nd part of the book much more. The author wrote about loss and suffering very well and I liked the character of Augusta. The only drawback for me was that some parts moved too slowly and the ending felt too neatly packaged.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Bailedbailed

I've read some really, really great books so far this year but these ones weren't for me. I tried but failed.I know they are very popular books but they just weren't suited for me. 😕

Prairiegirl_reading I wouldn‘t say you failed, you just bailed. 😄 for every book a reader and for every reader a book, these ones just weren‘t your books. 2y
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Pickpick

5/5 🌟

Such a shame that this book is so short. I loved Keiko and all her quirkiness. This is such an original, funny, interesting and thought-provoking book. ❤️

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Complete Jane Austen | Anna Milbourne
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Another great Usborne illustrated book. So glad she has the Sense and Sensibility to choose a great book.

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That Time I Loved You | Carrianne Leung
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Pickpick

4.2/5 🌟

I'm not usually a fan of short stories so I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I loved how the stories were all linked and centered around different families from a neighbourhood. The ending seemed a bit abrupt at first but in hindsight I think it was a fitting ending. 👍

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Pickpick

4.8/5 🌟

A year of hibernation and escape from reality/pain - yes, please!! This book is so good on so many levels but my favourite part of the book is the narrator's dysfunctional relationship with her best friend, Reva, who she treats with disdain. Reva's love and care for the narrator is so honorable and beautiful. I felt so deeply for these women and my heart broke for both.

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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Pickpick

4.5/5 🌟

I know this is not a book for everybody but it was my cup of tea. I related to this book so much. Selin is such a great character - witty, awkward (at times), earnest, inquisitive and endearing. Not much happens in the book but I really enjoyed the honest, clever and hilarious observations she makes about her friends and university life. Elif Batuman is definitely my new favourite author.

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Absolutely love Usborne's illustrated books for kids. Perfect way to introduce kids to Dickens and Shakespeare etc..

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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"Most people, the minute they met you, were sizing you up for some competition for resources. It was as if everyone lived in fear of a shipwreck, where only so many people would fit on the lifeboat, and they were constantly trying to stake out their property and identify dispensable people – people they could get rid of...They're always separating people into two groups, allies and dispensable people..."

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Needed something light and easy to read after my last heart-wrenching book and this was perfect. It wasn't the most suspenseful thriller but it suited my mood just fine. 👍 4/5 🌟

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Pickpick

5/5 🌟❤️

Such a beautiful, beautiful book!! I can't believe I've only come across this book now. It's just perfect - from start to finish. So beautifully written. The ending totally broke my heart. I cried so much. ❤️❤️

TrishB Good to hear, have this one on my kindle. 2y
Night_Reader @TrishB Hope you'll love it as much as I did...beautiful book! 2y
Kboltz I loved this! Cried, but loved it! 6mo
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This book has so many beautiful lines.

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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Pickpick

3.5/5 🌟

Don't you just hate it when half of the book is really, really great and the other half is just OK?? This is what happened to me with this book. I loved, loved the 1st half and wish I could've continued loving it til the end.

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Pickpick

3.3/5 🌟

A bit predictable. Characters are a bit annoying. But I didn't hate it.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Mehso-so

3/5🌟

Thank goodness I didn't spend money on this book - got it for free on Audible. I liked the characters at the start but then their lack of commitment and communication just annoyed me after awhile. I didn't hate the book but there were lots of things that were left unsaid (e.g. about Marianne's family) which just seemed weird to me. Why not tell us? The ending was just as frustrating as the characters. The book could've been really good.

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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4.3/5 🌟

A great multi generational family saga! I felt like I was reading an Anne Tyler's and Ann Patchett's book. The writing and characters were so honest and real, I was totally engrossed in their lives and relationships. However, a minor part of the book felt glossed over, distant and unsentimental. Overall, a YES from me!

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Pickpick

4/5 🌟
This was a fun book. It was a tad predictable but I didn't mind it.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I thought it was fun too. I felt weird carrying it around in public places 😂 2y
Night_Reader @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I listened to it on audiobook so I didn't have that issue. 😄 2y
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Pickpick

3.8/5 🌟
The first half of the book was great but then the court case just dragged on a bit too long, with too many characters' perspectives. The ending was interesting... Would be interesting to see how many people would agree the mum.

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Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Pickpick

4.5/5 🌟
A straightforward, honest & interesting memoir!

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Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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So true.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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5/5 🌟
What a page turner and & a half! Read it all in one night because I HAD to find out the ending....and WHAT AN ENDING!!!! What a book! 👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️

LoverOfLearning Phenomenal book! Loved this one. 2y
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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3.5/5 🌟

Listened to this as an audiobook. It was good but not great. Some of the minor characters' interviews wrecked the book for me because their dialogues felt so scripted. I'm a big fan of crime podcasts but this one just didn't cut it for me. But, overall, I did enjoy the book.

#sorrynotsorry

Cathythoughts Lots of different reviews for this one ... I have it stacked 🤞🏻 2y
Night_Reader @Cathythoughts If you like YA books, then you'll most likely love this book. 2y
Cathythoughts @Night_Reader Ah ! I‘m untacking ... not a fan of YA ! Thankyou ❤️ 2y
Night_Reader @Cathythoughts Now I feel bad. Look, lots of people loved this book and I liked it but I just didn't love it. You might be different from me. 🙂 2y
Cathythoughts Oh no don‘t feel bad. I‘m really NOT a fan of YA & I hadn‘t realized it was a YA .... so you‘ve done me a favour 😘 2y
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