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OneCent76

OneCent76

Joined September 2016

I have always had a love of books
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This one was a little darker imo. I like where the storyline is going, a very natural progression. I was in a huge reading slump during this read, it took me too long to finish it. Not the fault of the book at all.

BethM I really like this series! I think I‘ve read 4 or 5. 2w
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Too Late | C Hoover
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Mehso-so

This book is very very different than any other book CH has written. She admits that and said it was written as a fun side project. It is free on Kindle Unlimited. It was an ok book. I didn't like how it ended and then went to an epilogue, prologue, and more. She had a reason for that too, but I still didn't like it. Sloan comes off as ignorant and whiny for a good portion of the book imo.

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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Mehso-so

This was read for my book club. This was a hard read for diff reasons. The translation at times was weird. At times it was boring and after losing my Dad almost a yr ago it made me think, "would I do this?" I didn't like all of the rules that went along with the coffee shop & sitting in that chair, such as history/future doesn't change. The characters had experiences that changed their heart, & isn't that changing history?

IuliaC It gives a lot to think about... the sequel as well 6mo
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The Haunted Heist | Angie Fox
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This book had so much action in it! The bank president has been killed and the calling card left on the deceased leads back to a gangster that has been dead for years! There is a gangster shoot out, creepiness in a graveyard and a big mystery to solve!

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I listened to a theatrical version of this and it really helped. I knew the basics of this story but never read the entire thing. I am glad I finally did. This is the next book my son is reading in Freshman English.

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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Panpan

I didn't really like this book. I listened to it & that might have been part of the problem. But there seemed to be too much fluff that just didn't need to be there. I kept hoping I'd like it but it didn't happen. I only finished it to say I did.

OneCent76 I like that I got a stack add after that review haha :) 7mo
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A Ghostly Gift | Angie Fox
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This is a short story and well worth it. A haunted store has Verity looking for a ghost's lost love.

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Cul-De-Sac | Joy Fielding
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Someone that lives on this cul de sac will die before the story is over. And so we are introduced to everyone that lives here, and it is a big cast of characters. And each family has their own issues - lies, deceit, abuse to name a few. This book is a slow burn. Any number of them could die or be killed. And Joy Fielding keeps you guessing until the end.

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Book 2 in this series and just as good as the 1st. A woman has been murdered in the library, but why? Verity, Frankie & Ellis work at solving the mystery. The town's history & a family secret are somehow connected. And Frankie desperately wants to be ungrounded. I love the characters in this series and the story provides just enough action and mystery to keep me intrigued.

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Gild | Raven Kennedy
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I read this book in 2 days. I knew it was popular but I didn't exactly know what it was about. I really liked it. Yes, there are TW to consider. And the idea of a man locking up a woman in a cage and barely spending time with her but still being his "favored" is messed up! But the action in this book, characters, and imagery is top notch. Looking forward to the rest of this series.

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Separate Peace | John Knowles
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My son is reading this book for Freshman English so I thought I'd read it too. It is a pretty good book. Honesty and forgiveness are two big takeaways from this book.

BennettBookworm What a throwback! 7mo
Jemgirl2014 I read this when I was a freshman too! Many, many, moons ago lol 7mo
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Tortilla Flat | John Steinbeck
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Mehso-so

Interesting book. I read an article where Steinbeck said he regretted writing this book due to its racist undertones. And this wasn't one of his popular books. I can see why.

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Southern Spirits | Angie Fox
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This is a new author for me & I chose this book bc the book club I'm in has us reading any book about ghosts. This is great book about a lady that unintentionally traps a ghost and then he helps her to see other ghosts and ends up solving a mystery. I really enjoyed the characters. This is book 1 in a series and I do plan on reading the rest. Great book for October.

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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew is such a good storyteller. I listened to the book and he narrates it which made this book 100x better. It's not a memoir or a self help book, but stories from his life mixed in with bumper sticker wisdom. This book got me out of a reading slump. Greenlight.

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Atomic Love | Jennie Fields
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This was a decent book about love and betrayal. I liked the characters.

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Betty: A novel | Tiffany McDaniel
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Mehso-so

I picked this book because it is set in southern Ohio. This is a very hard book to read. There is 1 scene with kittens that was so horrible I almost stopped reading. So much sadness that happened with this family.

jenniferw88 I just got past *that* kitten scene - 😭😭😭. Luckily my cat was next to me! 5mo
OneCent76 Yes that was SO hard to read! 5mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

This book started out pretty calm. Main Character's Cousin is thought to be going crazy so she goes to visit her. The family the cousin married into is a little strange but nothing crazy. I'm thinking this is a pretty tame book and then BAM everything gets really weird and messed up. The rest of the book I kept saying wtf!! until it is over. It took a turn I did not see coming and not sure how to feel about it!

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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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Trigger warnings of sexual abuse and suicide. This is a difficult book to read. Vanessa is abused by her teacher and she has to deal with the emotions that go with that. It is a good book dealing with a very difficult and hurtful subject. However, the sex scenes were far too graphic and not necessary to get the point across.

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Dark Roads: A Novel | Chevy Stevens
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Great edge of your seat book by Chevy Stevens. She is great at setting a scene and putting you right there. Girls are going missing along a stretch of highway near a small town. Hailey discovers something horrible about her Uncle and escapes into the woods to hide from him. But she can't stay there forever and soon is forced to fight the evil in her town. Great characters and action.

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The Vanishing Half | Brit Bennett
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I started listening to this book and had to restart it twice because I felt so lost right at the beginning. I gave up on it and while this is a bail for me, I would like to revisit it in print form to see if that makes a difference.

AutumnRLS I had issues with the audiobook as well. Not sure why, it just didn't hook me in. 11mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I listened to the radio version of this book and it was like listening to a movie. I loved revisiting this classic.

KCofKaysville @OneCent76 Couldn't get enough of it when I discovered it about age 15, a long time ago ! Then on to LOTR. 11mo
AshleyHoss820 My Dad used to read The Hobbit to us when my sister and I were little. I‘ve also reread it several times. This is also the version I listened to and the book‘s magic was brought back! Excellently done! 😊😊😊 (edited) 11mo
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This is a fun, quick book to read. She talks a little bit about lots of things. I enjoyed hearing her stories.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book is a rockumentary that you'd watch on VH1. You get insight on all of the characters & what they were thinking & feeling at the time. I thought the story of the band was going to end a different way but I'm not upset about being wrong. Great audiobook with a full cast of narrators.

Sresendez12 Loved this one in print! May have to check it out on audio! 12mo
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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics | Dolly Parton, Robert K Oermann
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This is a great audiobook! Dolly narrates it but it's like she is sitting down having a conversation with you about some of her songs and the people in her life. She has really good & interesting things to say and is humorous as well.

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This book is interesting. What are you willing to sell your soul for? I felt bad for everything Addie went thru. There were some parts of the story that could have been left out. I listened to the book and at times I got confused on the timeline. I wanted to feel bad for Luke but disliked him at the same time which was a weird feeling to have for that character. I'm glad I read this but it wasn't a top favorite.

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This book takes a very different approach to explain a topic, or topics. These women always have to worry about what others say and think. Their lives are somewhat controlled, with a certain way to think, act and be. I love that these widows found their voices thru erotic stories! This book is funny, insightful, and has a bit of a mystery thrown in. I really enjoyed it.

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I know I am late to the party with this book but omg if you haven't read it yet drop everything and do it. The audio is amazing. The characters are explained so well and just so real! And the lessons to be learned or reminded.....ahhh I can't fully put into words how great this book is!!!

Twainy 🖤 13mo
Scochrane26 I understand how you‘re feeling. I‘ve been telling my friends to read it ASAP. 13mo
marleed I convince my IRL bookclub to read this for August. They realized every book for the rest of the year was a heavy read and decided to replace August with a lighter read. I convinced them this book was like reading blue bubblegum! 13mo
sb3626 I just finished it last night and wow same! 13mo
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I'm in a virtual book club that gives us a genre or subject to read each month and we pick the book. This is comedy month so I went to my trusty Hoopla and found this 4 hr book. I don't know who Laura Weedman is but figured I'd try. It is funny but she can be a little annoying and a bit of a trainwreck. I did LOL at work and made coworkers wonder why so it gets positive marks.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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This is a really good and sad book. I liked that the author used the possibility that Achilles and Patroclus were lovers and her take on their love story.

kaysworld1 Beautiful story ❤ 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this book. 💗 13mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Very interesting and sad book. I'm still trying to process it all. The amount of abuse was just horrible. It is amazing that Tara got the education she did.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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This is a great book and hard to read. The MC is a "blue person" from Kentucky and she delivers books & even mail to those around her. You cheer & care for all the good ppl in this book & highly dislike the racist, narrow minded ppl.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I really liked hearing how Michelle Obama grew up, how she met Barack, and their road to the White House. Great book. I'm glad I finally made time to read it.

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The Wrong Family | Tarryn Fisher
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I wasn't really impressed with this book. I finished it because I do like the author. This book started out weird & finished pretty gruesome & I don't think it was necessary. I didn't connect with any of the characters & even when the big secret was revealed I didn't really care. Very disappointing.

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It took me quite a bit to get into this book and I almost gave up! But it finally got interesting and I did end up liking it. Favorite parts were John Hughes and Prince. I will rate a pick but it was almost a bail!

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch | Kelly Thompson
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I'm in a theme style book club and this month was graphic novel. I chose Sabrina because I watched the show on Nickelodeon & thought that would help, since I never read graphic novels. I really enjoyed it! It was a fun read & left on a good cliffhanger.

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The Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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I listened to this book and I think that is why I was a little confused during this book. It was good, just not a fave for me. I think it would've been a fave had I focused more. Don't let my rating keep you from reading it.

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F*ck Marriage | Tarryn Fisher
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This was a pretty good book about a woman thinking she wants her cheating ex back but then questioning that decision. Her name is Billie but decides she is going to call herself Wendy & keeps reminding ppl that until Satcher yells something about how her name is Billie dammit and I was like yes, finally! Fun read.

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Layla | Colleen Hoover
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Wow wow wow! This is not what I was expecting but I loved it! I couldn't put the book down. At first I hated Leeds at moments Willow too. I can't really say more about it!

Twainy I read that this was a bit of a diversion for this author & her readers didn‘t like it so I‘ve been on the fence. I thought the summary looked good. Adding to TBR thank you 1y
OneCent76 There is still a romance but yes this is a diversion. But done very well imo! I hope you like it :) 1y
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Early on I thought I knew the murderer, but I was totally wrong. I thought this was a really good book and the PR she did on the book was genius. I look forward to reading more by her.

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Queen's Gambit | Walter Tevis
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This was a different book. You don't really need to know chess to follow along. But there was a lot of little things that could've been expanded on and made the book a little more interesting. I might watch the Netflix show to see if they do expand on those topics.

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I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but I saw it as a recommendation so I thought I'd go for it. I'm so glad I did! This book had some great curveballs. I wasn't sure if Jane was good or not...wasn't sure what to think of Eddie..and I wondered how this book was going to end. Im glad I gave it a chance!

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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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I watched the Netflix series and knew I wanted to read the book too. I chose the audiobook and it was done well. The book is of course different than the series but one wasn't better than the other. The audiobook inc the 2nd epilogue which I enjoyed as well.

julesG And now you'll have to do the sane thing, binge all the audiobooks in the series. I just did that. 😁 And I've already put my feelers out for the Smyth-Smith spin-off series. 1y
OneCent76 Yes, I will def check out the rest of the audiobooks! Oooo...spin-off...that sounds exciting too! 1y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Cath...
1. I played volleyball and ran track in middle school. I enjoy watching college football - Ohio State University!
2. I am grateful that I got to see my Dad yesterday.

#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon @Beautifully_Bookish
@sabrinareads
@Pagesflutter

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Whew, this book is heavy. A Vietnam vet and his family travel to Alaska to live on land that was gifted to them. PTSD, abuse, love, loss, and survival are all found in this wonderful story that has left quite an impression on me.

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This offers a glimpse into the life of women in the early 1900s. Women were expected to work and pass all of their money over to their family until they got married and had a family of their own. The S.E.G was a real club. This book shines a light on 4 women with different religions and backgrounds and what they wanted from life. This story became more poignant because RBG passed while I was reading it. Great book.

MsMelissa I liked this book too. 2y
Aims42 Ooooo I‘m starting this one next, can‘t wait! I loved “Beantown Girls” ❤️ 2y
OneCent76 I tell everyone who will listen about Beantown Girls! And Jane Healey has a new book out in March, really looking forward to it! 2y
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Malorie | Josh Malerman
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I read a review for this book and it said this book is horrible because it's only about reflecting on the past. Well, it does do that BUT Malorie finds out some big news which causes her, Tom and Olympia to leave relative safety in search of that big news. And it causes old thoughts and feelings to return to Malorie. My favorite part of the book is Tom and Olympia are now teens and Malorie is still trying to tell them no. Cont'd in comment..

OneCent76 Tom has plans of inventing a way to see the creatures and he is being a typical teen and I enjoyed that aspect of the story. There are some surprises that I liked. The ending seemed a tad rushed but still enjoyable. I thought it was a great part 2. 2y
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The Beantown Girls | Jane Healey
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I love this book. I had never heard of the Red Cross Clubmobile girls before and what they did for soldiers during WWII. This book focuses on 3 friends from Boston who decide to join the Red Cross after Fiona's fiance goes missing in the war. The experiences these 3 ladies have is heartwarming and heartbreaking. The author does a great job of explaining what these women and some of the soldiers went thru during the war.

MsMelissa Have you read this one? Same author. I enjoyed it. 2y
OneCent76 Not yet, but I do have a hold on it at my library. I'm looking forward to it! 2y
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The War that Saved My Life | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Ada and James escape their horrible Mam when all of the kids in London were sent elsewhere to keep them safe from the impending war. They are forced to live with Susan, and while it is a bumpy ride, they all grow in different ways. This is a wonderfully written juvenile book.

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Reggie This was such a great book! 2y
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Folsom (End of Men, #1) | Tarryn Fisher
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This book starts out pretty cheesy. There are 12 men tasked to repopulate the regions after most of the men have died. We meet Folsom as he heads to the Red Region and he is met with a parade of penis floats. He meets Gwen, who he is to have sex with in hopes of getting her preggo. They fall in love which isn't allowed. Enter the evil Governor who will do her best to keep them apart. It was ok. Ends with major cliffhanger. Might read Bk 2.