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PerksOfBeingABookworm

PerksOfBeingABookworm

Joined January 2017

Wife. Sociologist. Dog mom. I read fiction, non-fiction, anything sociological, and YA. Representation matters 🏳️‍🌈✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
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Next Time | Robin Alexander
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Mehso-so

I think if this book had a different narrator I would have enjoyed it more. Her character voices were annoying and over the top at times. The writing tried too hard to be witty and whimsical. I really hate to give such a rough review. The book was okay, I honestly think I would have enjoyed it more if I liked the narrator.

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Mehso-so

Just finished listening to this audiobook. My third one this month!
The Last Time I Saw You was okay. It had good moments and meh moments. The pacing was decent, and the writing of a person being gaslit was great. But, I‘m pretty tired of the mental illness trope in thrillers. I‘m wondering if I should change genres for a bit?

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I was moving a friend from Michigan to St Louis, MO on Friday, so I wasn‘t able to order my books early. But, I finally got a chance to look through all the options and here are my choices! Since it‘s my birthday month, I got The Space Between Worlds for free. It‘s a book I‘ve considered adding on before, so I figured why not? #botm

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Mehso-so

My wife has to work this weekend, so I‘m doing some crocheting and listening to an audiobook. This is the second book I‘ve finished this month, which means I‘m very close to my #bfc goal (1 more to go!)
The Hunting Party was okay, but not great. There could have been a decent amount of editing on the story, especially in terms of subplots and background info. It was a good cast of narrators, though, which made it an enjoyable experience.

ShyBookOwl I felt the same way. I much preferred The Guest List 1y
FelinesAndFelonies I didn't love The Guest List and have been warned that The Hunting Party is the same story in a different setting. 1y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @FelinesAndFelonies that‘s accurate. I didn‘t like The Guest List either, but decided to give Foley one more chance. The Hunting Party was pretty much the same story as The Guest List, unfortunately. I don‘t know why The Guest List was so hyped up last year. 1y
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Mehso-so

I was slightly disappointed with this book. The reveal of what the equation means seems improbable. The pacing was choppy, with following 3 characters, the ebbs and flows in each storyline coincided to make some spots intense and others a drag. It was a bad book, but I wasn‘t blown away by it either.

#BFC update: this is 2 of 3 books this month and I‘m did 19 of 20 days for drinking 2 glasses of water. Need to hurry to finish my third book.

Beatlefan129 I love your bookmark 🤣 1y
PerksOfBeingABookworm Also featured here is my new bookmark that I found on Etsy! 1y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Beatlefan129 thank you! I got it on Etsy from a seller called TheBookables. She has a lot of great stuff and it‘s all really reasonably priced. Plus free shipping :) 1y
amywithbooks That bookmark is incredible 😂 1y
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I was supposed to have a virtual doctor‘s appointment and then teach two classes, but everything was cancelled. Instead, I‘m going to catch up on some reading, drink coffee, and stay in bed as long as my dogs will let me. Grading papers can wait 😁

Kdgordon88 I‘ve had This book on my TBR forever. Would love to hear your thoughts when you‘ve finished. 1y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @kgordon18 I just finished and posted a review! It was entertaining enough, but I wouldn‘t rush it to the top of your TBR list. I prefer to be surprised by twists and revelations and don‘t try very hard to guess them. So when I find a book where I can always guess the twists, I find it a little disappointing, which is what happened with this one. 1y
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#BFC21
First week of February‘s BFC complete! It took about 100 pages to get sucked into the story, but I flew through most of The Vanishing Half today.
7 out of 7 days for drinking two glasses of water. I had to chug a glass of water last night to make it, but it still counts :)

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻 1y
Chrissyreadit Love your AOC quote 🙌👏😘 1y
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The Vanishing Half | Brit Bennett
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I‘ve never done the #BFC21 challenge before. I‘m in a bit of a reading slump, but I know if I can make time to read, I‘ll pull myself out soon. Some accountability would be nice!
Book goal: 3 books (at least 1, hopefully 2, will be #BOTM reads)
Nutritional goal: drink 2 glasses of water per day. I‘m terrible at this and consequently, perpetually dehydrated.
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Welcome to #BFC21! We‘re happy you‘re joining us. And great goals! 🙌🏻 1y
eanderson Little tip with the water, drink water before breakfast. It will help get it into your system and should help you start to crave it. Also, cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice in it. That way it helps get that first glass of water down. Rooting for you! 😀 1y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @eanderson thanks for the tip! I have to take medicine in the morning and usually I drink enough to swallow the pill. I‘ll start drinking more and hope it helps me crave water. So far I‘m 2 for 2 on my goal! 1y
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The Road to Madison | Elle Spencer
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I‘m starting this book while I wait for my wife to wake up. We have errands this morning and work all afternoon. I‘m soaking the quiet and relaxing for as long as I can. I‘ve read two other books by Elle Spencer and enjoyed both; I‘m excited to read another!

monalyisha I don‘t know why...but the way the peanut butter is spread on that toast is so satisfying. 1y
valeriegeary Perfect way to start off a busy day 1y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @monalyisha thank you! I put on a thick layer because the toast was so hot that the peanut butter was melting 😋 1y
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My 2021 goal is to read all of my #botm picks that I‘ve missed, as well as keep up with the ones I will acquire throughout the year. I just filled up my 3rd shelf with January‘s picks. Excited to see what this year brings.

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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier
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There are so many books on my TBR list.... but here are #3books that are at the bottom 😢 there are so many books and so little time. I frequently see these on my shelf and think “I should read that soon,” but there‘s always another book that catches my attention first...

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Turns out there are A LOT of banned books I‘ve never read. So I decided to go with the #3books that seem to be the most popular banned books. They‘re all on my TBR list...they just always get bumped down the line when new books come out.

Melkyl Each of these is so good. Fahrenheit is my favorite book. 2y
ravenlee I‘ve read 2/3 and 1984 is on my shelf to be read...at some point. I liked Fahrenheit 451 but it was a long time ago so I should reread it. Handmaid wasn‘t my cup of tea but I get why it matters. 2y
britt_brooke These are SO good! 2y
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PerksOfBeingABookworm @ravenlee I just had a conversation with a friend yesterday that she regrets reading Handmaid, and how I feel required almost to read it. I know I should suck it up and do it, but I need to hype myself up first. 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Melwilk @britt_brooke at the beginning of the year I said I would read these three books by the end of 2020. I‘m running out of time, but I do want to do it soon! I‘m thinking November, because I‘ll spend October reading ghost stories and thrillers. 2y
ravenlee My complaint with Handmaid has more to do with the afterword. While I didn‘t particularly care for the book itself, I felt the afterword was a major copout and was actively angry about it for my book club meeting (made worse by it having been my pick, and then again because there was only one other person there!). 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick These are the three I've actually read. If you're interested in doing buddy reads, #ThatsClassic is just getting started. Dracula is on the schedule for October. @Annie1215 is running it so if you're interested check out her posts. 2y
OriginalCyn620 All are great books! 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @ravenlee I‘ll let you know what I think when I read it! 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick thanks for letting me know! I‘m definitely going to check it out. 2y
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Casting Lacey | Elle Spencer
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Casting Lacey is a sweet, easy read. It puts a twist on the common story that a successful actress (Quinn) goes into a fake relationship with a rising star (Lacey) for publicity sake, only to realize there might be something real between them. It‘s fairly predictable, but so refreshing to see this storyline told between two women, with a beautiful coming out story in the process. I loved, and rooted for, both Quinn and Lacey. 4.5/5 ⭐️

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Annie on My Mind | Nancy Garden
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We went camping this weekend, so here‘s my Sunday post... these are #3books that are banned books I‘ve read. Annie on my Mind is the first YA lesbian novel to have a happy ending where the characters end up together. It was published in 1982.... it was banned in a lot of states. Some groups of people (most religious) would burn copies of the books on the steps of schools and libraries.

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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A random of assortment of #3books gifted to me! Hitchhikers was a gift from my brother-in-law that‘s on my short list TBR. Frida‘s quotes was a wedding anniversary gift from some friends who know I love Frida and my wife hates Frida. Pastrix was a “gift” but more of a pass-along book. My cousin gave it to my aunt, who gave it to me, my wife read it, then she gave it to a friend. We all signed our names in the front, so it‘s a sort of library card!

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎁 2y
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Gone Girl: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I struggled finding #3books that made me uncomfortable.
1. The wine bottle 🤢
2. The immense amount of gore and the reason for the kidnapping 🥵
3. The brick. 😱 The childhood. 🤬 The hurting while feeling all alone. It made me uncomfortable. But it also made me so, so sad. 💔

OriginalCyn620 All great choices! 2y
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Hearts Like Hers | Melissa Brayden
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I had a hard time coming up with #3books that gave me a hangover.

Little Fires Everywhere leaves you with so many little nuggets of life lessons that I kept thinking about it after setting it down.

Hearts Like Hers is the last in a series. Not my favorite, but the epilogue made me cry happy tears.

I had to use Evelyn again. After I finished reading, I asked my wife if we could watch one of Evelyn‘s movies. I forgot she wasn‘t a real person.

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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Dead to Her | Sarah Pinborough
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I loved Pinborough‘s first novel, I thought her second was good (if not a little sad). But I couldn‘t make myself like this one. It was a slow burn with an ending that just fizzled out. I don‘t regret listening to it...but I feel torn about reading another Pinborough book, if she writes another.

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I‘ve realized I recommend a lot of books to various people 🙈 I decided to choose the top #3books I‘ve recommended most frequently. Evelyn Hugo is probably my favorite book and I recommended it to everyone I know. AND I just learned that Evelyn Hugo is going to be adapted into a TV series on Freeform. Taylor Jenkins Reid is writing the screenplay. I‘m excited, but nervous the casting won‘t live up to my expectations.

OriginalCyn620 I love Evelyn too and didn‘t know that it was becoming a series! 2y
Samary I‘m starting Evelyn Hugo today!!!!!! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Freeform doesn't seem like the ideal home for an Evelyn series... I'm skeptical but hopeful. 2y
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PerksOfBeingABookworm @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick yeah, I‘m skeptical about that too. I‘m really happy that Reid is going to be writing the screenplay though. I‘m most nervous about who‘s going to be cast as Evelyn and Celia. 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes!! I thought of you when I found out, because I know you really enjoyed the book too. I stumbled across that article when I was finding a picture of the book cover for this photo collage. I‘m glad I went to google and not my bookshelf 😂 2y
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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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Here are #3books that were recommended to me. My aunt recommended Bel Canto (actually gave me her copy to keep) and A Prayer for Owen Meany. I still need to read Owen... All the Bright Places was a recommendation from my friend who loves books that break your heart. Looking over my shelves, I‘m realizing that I tend to recommend books to people more often than they do me. Not sure why that‘s the case 🤔

Chab256 All the Bright Places and Owen Meany are fantastic! Owen Meany was recommended to me by my Uncle many years ago. It took me a long time to give it a go, but now it is one of my all-time favorites! 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Chab256 I told my aunt about John Boyle‘s The Heart‘s Invisible Furies. After she read it she recommended I read Owen Meany. I read the first page and put it down. I wasn‘t ready for a heavy read and haven‘t gotten back around to it. But I want to read it sometime this year. I‘m glad to hear you liked it so much! I‘ll bump it up my never-ending list! 2y
SamAnne Loved Bel Canto! 2y
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I just finished my September #botm pick. It‘s my first book by Backman, but certainly not my last. I didn‘t want to set this book down. It‘s heartwarming, uplifting, and respectfully deals with topics such as grief, anxiety, and suicide. I highly, highly recommend it. (I waited maybe 10 minutes after finishing it to text a couple people, telling them to read this book)

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I had a hard time choosing #3books I hated. Three Women was an easy choice...I couldn‘t get past the first 50 pages. Tomboy felt like the summary was misleading. And Honor Girl was just a slog. For a story about a coming-of-age lesbian identity novel, it didn‘t focus much on her journey of identity discovery. I also couldn‘t get past the idea that a 19 y/o would want to get romantically involved with a 15y/o. It felt gross.

EchoLogical I wanted to like Three Women so much but after reading the entire thing, it just felt wrong. Despite the author‘s attempt to make it about the women, somehow it all came down to the men and I hated that. 2y
OriginalCyn620 I thought Three Women was kinda awful too! 2y
Megabooks I hated Three Women as well!! 2y
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I simply adore this book. It‘s the YA lesbian story I needed when I was in middle school/high school. Given the way it‘s written, it‘s easy to read in one day. I couldn‘t put it down. I highly recommend it. Tam and Kate meet each other after school one day. And then all of a sudden they keep running into each other. Pretty soon they‘re friends...but maybe want to be more than friends. And if that‘s the case, what does that mean exactly?

PerksOfBeingABookworm I think it‘s listed as young adult, but could very easily be a middle grade read. The characters are in high school, but it doesn‘t feel like the book is solely targeted at high schoolers. 2y
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Joining the party late, but I‘ve loved reading everyone‘s posts, so I thought I‘d jump in. Here are #3books that I love. I picked some recent-ish reads, because my two all-time favorite reads fit multiple categories and I wanted to show some other books some love too.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to read Bernadette!! 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you should!! The movie is fantastic too. Cate Blanchett totally nails the role of Bernadette. 2y
OriginalCyn620 Love Bernadette! ❤️ 2y
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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I‘m 100 pages in and bored... does the pace pick up at all? I keep reading raving reviews for Rebecca and I want so badly to like it. I am starting to see how du Maurier is building suspense around Manderley. Maybe it would feel more sinister if I didn‘t find the narrator so annoying.

rachaich Keep going... she's one of the best writers I've read 😍😍 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @rachaich thanks for the encouragement! I‘m so intrigued by Rebecca; I want to know more. I just can‘t seem to connect with the narrator. I‘m almost through the first day at Manderley, I‘m hoping I get hooked soon. 2y
callielafleur I really loved it, but I listened to the audiobook 2y
Cortg This is one of my current reads! I'm maybe 50 or 60 pages in. Not much has happened but strangely, I like slow books. I'm hoping to find more time to devote to it this week! 2y
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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I just finished Verity by Colleen Hoover, making it my 85th book of the year! I reached my goal with a week left of the year. 🙌🏼

kyraleseberg Congrats! 🎉 3y
readordierachel 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 3y
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Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Jas16 🙌🏽 3y
Reggie Congrats!!! 3y
sprainedbrain Awesome! 🥳🥳🥳 3y
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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By far, the best thriller I‘ve read this year. I found it nearly impossible to put down. I would highly recommend it. This was my first book by Colleen Hoover—I will definitely be reading more of her work.

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I'm Just a Person | Tig Notaro
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Tig Notaro takes us through the hardest year of her life. First bronchitis and a sinus infection lead to a deadly bacteria infection. While she‘s recovering, her mom suddenly dies. She goes through a mutually agreed upon break-up. Then she‘s diagnosed with breast cancer and goes through a bilateral mastectomy. At times funny, Notaro‘s book is an account of tremendous loss, but also tremendous strength. 4/5 ⭐️ #queerbooks

readordierachel I really liked this one 3y
Reggie Does she talk about Taylor Dane? I haven‘t read the book but I saw some interview with her and she talked about Taylor Dane and it was hilarious!!! 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Reggie no she doesn‘t. It pretty much centers on her relationship with her mom, almost dying from the bacteria infection, and then getting breast cancer. 3y
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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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This book is kind of hard to rate... I didn‘t love the main character, but didn‘t hate her. She talked so negatively about herself that it was a little annoying, and that aspect of her character didn‘t really evolve, but wasn‘t brought up anymore. I really liked her family and support network. Overall 3.5/5 ⭐️

PerksOfBeingABookworm While the MC is not a lesbian, Upside of Unrequited is often called a #queerbooks because there are several lesbian characters (twin sister and moms and a couple other). (edited) 3y
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This was an okay YA #queerbooks . When Rukhsana‘s parents find her kissing her girlfriend, they take her to Bangladesh to set her on the “right path.” The ending was tied together quickly. It was a decent listen, but I wouldn‘t strongly recommend reading it.

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I almost bailed twice, but 1.5 hours away from the end it was hard to just give up. The first 30% of the book was cute and fluffy, but then the author tried introducing what should have been two concepts to explore outside of the romance, and then she poorly executed all of the plots she had created. Sana was way too whiny, even by YA standards. Poorly executed storyline + whiny annoying protagonist = 2⭐️ review

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Mehso-so

I finished listening to this on my way to work. It was okay. Definitely could have been shorter. I didn‘t see the ending coming, but it still fell flat. It‘s my third mystery genre audiobook in a row; I think I need to switch genres for my next listen.

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Tear Me Apart | J. T. Ellison
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Sarah‘s out of town with friends tonight, so I am having a beer, playing with fire, and listening to an audiobook. This is the relaxing end to a crappy week that I really needed.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I made a mistake... I only brought one book with me to get my oil changed. It‘s never taken this long. I‘m not sure how I‘m going to entertain myself now. This was a great book to read as an introduction to the horror, haunted house genre! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rachaich I'm about to start this. 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @rachaich I thought it was really great! 3y
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Finished this book on my drive home today. Lie to Me is really predictable. I purposefully do not try guessing the plot twists, because I enjoy experiencing the surprise of the reveals. So if I can guess it without trying, you know it‘s very predictable. But, it was an entertaining listen. I‘m planning to listen to the follow up book, Tear Me Apart.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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There‘s a decent chance I might regret reading this book, considering that I‘m a huge baby when it comes to horror. But it‘s been on my TBR for a while, and I‘m too intrigued to walk away. Plus, it seems like a very fitting October read. 👻

ShyBookOwl So good! I love this cover 💜 3y
eraderneely I‘m a huge weenie when it comes to horror, and there was only one time I started to get scared. I think you‘ll be ok. 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @eraderneely that‘s good to know, thanks! I‘m 100 pages in and very intrigued. 3y
Buechersuechtling I feel you. I‘m a chicken, too. So, when the going gets rough, know, that I am available to keep vigil with you beside the bedside lamp. 3y
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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I finished Bringing Down the Duke last night, which meant that I completed my reading challenge! I‘ve read 65 books this year :) 👊🏼📚

inthegreensandblues 👏👏👏👏🎉 3y
ravenlee Woohoo! Congratulations on meeting your goal! 3y
Alfoster Yay!👏👏👏👏 3y
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wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🥳 3y
Suet624 Nice! 3y
Cortg WooHoo! 3y
Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 3y
DGRachel Congratulations!! 3y
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 3y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Jas16 🙌🏽 3y
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 3y
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli
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I finally finished this audiobook today. I really hoped this would be a great read. But oh. my. god Arthur is soooo annoying. He‘s melodramatic, immature, self-centered, and whiny. There were so many “problems” in their relationship that weren‘t actually problems at all. I get that YA novels can be immature, but this was a little too petty. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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I‘m hoping that this month‘s pick is better than the last... I‘ve heard good things about Bringing Down the Duke. 🤞🏼🤞🏼

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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I‘m in a terrible reading slump right now. I‘m still reading, but everything I read I dislike. With this book I can‘t tell how much of it is slump related and how much is book related. Maggie‘s story hit too close to home. And I decided to call it quits after Taddeo says that Sloane “gave herself an eating disorder.” One does not give oneself a mental illness. Maybe I‘m overreacting, but I found that statement so insensitive.

PerksOfBeingABookworm Maybe I‘ll come back to this book when it doesn‘t feel so raw. But for now, I need to stop reading it. 3y
Megabooks I really hated this book. I felt her look into these women‘s lives didn‘t sit well with me. 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Megabooks Yes! I‘m so glad I‘m not the only one who feels weird about it. I thought it would be more academic, but it felt like voyeurism instead. What is it adding to our understanding of women‘s sexual desires? 3y
Megabooks @PerksOfBeingABookworm Yes! It felt almost creepily titilating and pornographic! 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Megabooks I agree! I can handle explicit content; but, this felt unnecessarily pornographic. It didn‘t seem to serve a purpose, which is paradoxical, given the point of the book. 3y
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Book mail is the best mail! Not only did my #botm choice come this week, but I also got a prize from the last #24in48 readathon. Thank you so much to everyone who does @24in48 I love my new tote bag!

ReadingRachael That tote bag is perfect!!! 3y
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I have been thinking for a few days about how to review this book. I can‘t fully explain why I really, really disliked Tomboy. It reads as a boring story about one person‘s friendships throughout her life. Her gender identity journey definitely takes the backseat in this book... that is about her gender identity. So much of this book is about Liz working through not being a boy, but not being a girl. Except, she does know she‘s a girl. Cont‘d👇🏼

PerksOfBeingABookworm So this book is marketed as and, for a limited time, seems to be written about a person who lives outside of the gender binary of being a boy or girl. But then at the end, she realizes that there are different ways of performing gender and she‘s just a cisgender gal. I read a whole, boring book hoping to learn about a non-binary person‘s journey, only to read about her friendships and realizations of being cisgender. 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm I think Tomboy could have been marketed in a different way. Tomboy wasn‘t at all what I was expecting and the synopsis doesn‘t seem to accurately represent the point of the book. And I find that really irritating. 3y
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“To borrow a metaphor from the kitchen sink... children form strong opinions easily. They soak up information from their parents, school, and the media and repeat it back to the world. So when you don‘t look or act like what everyone is told is the norm, you get proverbially barfed on a lot.”
This is so, so relatable.

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The Price of Salt, or Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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This book is so hard to review. When Carol was nice, I loved her; when Carol was cruel, she was an ass. Ultimately, I wish the book was from Carol‘s perspective. She was going through so much and I think her heartache and falling in love would have made for a better book. Also, I couldn‘t stop picturing Carol as Cate Blanchett, whom I adore. 3.5/5 ⭐️

TheBookHippie Oh I agree with alllll of this! (edited) 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @TheBookHippie I want to sympathize with Carol, and I do. But I would be more sympathetic toward her if I can hear her internal monologue too. Also, I like tortured, flawed characters. 3y
TheBookHippie @PerksOfBeingABookworm SAME!!!!!! I wanted to hear that dialog in her head!!! There has to be another layer to the story! 3y
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PerksOfBeingABookworm @TheBookHippie have you watched the movie? What did you think of it? 3y
TheBookHippie @PerksOfBeingABookworm I felt like there were parts missing- but it was better than I thought it was going to be. 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @TheBookHippie I watched the movie long before I knew it was based on a book. I hated it. But then I rewatched it for a research study I did, and loved it. I‘m curious what I‘ll think of it now that I‘ve read the book. 3y
TheBookHippie @PerksOfBeingABookworm ahhhhh I‘ve read then watched. Always suspicious because book over movie is usual for me. 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @TheBookHippie I‘m usually the same way. I had no idea Carol was based on a book when I watched it. I just watched Where‘d You Go, Bernadette and it followed the book to a T. It was really good. I‘ve never seen a movie that was exactly like the book. 3y
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Pulp | Robin Talley
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About 100 pages in and I really like this book. Finally sitting down to relax. It‘s been a rough week for our dog. Trying to figure out how to manage his seizures. A queer book and episodes of Friends should help.

Tonton Looking forward to your review!Best of luck to your doggo. Our Rin had seizures from a brain tumor、too frail for surgery; medication helped for close to a year. Then meds stopped working. Sweetness left us August 1. Hoping all will be well with yours. 💝🐶 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Tonton I‘m so sorry to hear about Rin! We‘re doing an MRI in a few days. Hoping it‘s nothing major. 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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The character development is what really drives this plot. The narration style was different, told from the perspective of women in the church, following the story of three teenagers. This book included several hard topics (suicide, molestation, domestic violence), which I wasn‘t expecting; but they were handled well. Overall, an enjoyable read 3.5/5 ⭐️

limada I have this in my TBR but it keeps getting pushed back in lieu of other things that seem more pressing. Happy to hear the character is what drives it forward as that's the main thing that keeps me involved in a book. 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Final time for #24in48 I was hoping for 10 hours, but life kind of got in the way. Hopefully next time I won‘t have so many unexpected obligations pop up. All in all, it was a fun weekend :)

Librarybelle Great job! 3y
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Eyelit Nice! 📚👏 3y
Jas16 🙌🏽 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Taking a quick break from reading for #24in48 . My eyes need a rest. I‘ve read one novel and three graphic novels so far. After my break I‘ll start this one. I‘m definitely ready for a snack break.

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I don‘t have a lot of book merch, but I love the few things that I have 😍 #24in48

underthebelljar I have the same pouch 😊 3y
Cathythoughts I have the same pouch too. I keep in my bag & have surprise treats for my granddaughter in it. We call it “ the treat bag “ 💕💕💕 3y
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Archie #1 | Mark Waid
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Cup of coffee in Harry Potter mug ✔️
Current read ✔️
Next read as a palate cleanser ✔️
House to myself ✔️

All ready for day two of #24in48 📚☕️📚

Liatrek I love your mug ❤️❤️ 3y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Liatrek thank you! My wife got it for me as a birthday present. It‘s the kind that only shows the design when a hot beverage is inside. 3y
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