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Joined June 2016

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Julie Andrews telling me stories for 13 hours? Yes, please!

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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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Mehso-so

So much of this was just a chore to get through... I almost bailed. I did like the last 50 pages or so.

Reviewsbylola Bummer. This has been on my TBR for awhile. 7d
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The Necklace: A Novel | Claire McMillan
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Mehso-so

This was fine... there was story set in the past and one in the present, and neither one felt very developed.

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For years, I‘ve told myself I would read all 56 Nancy Drew mysteries... there are a few I‘ve never read. The simple sentences really make me want to laugh. But, I read about a third of the book in no time at all and quite enjoyed myself.

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This book didn‘t have much substance, but I really love how much I identified with the main character. It also made me laugh out loud, and that doesn‘t happen often.

MsBennet Agreed! 3w
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I love sentences like this that tell you all you need to know about a character.

Eggs ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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How long had Atwood been working on this before she announced its imminent publication? At times it felt a teeny bit rushed, and the alternate perspectives a bit unnecessary. It‘s not as powerful or as interesting as The Handmaid‘s Tale, but it held my attention.

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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What if George Washington became king and America was a monarchy? Fun speculative fiction told with multiple perspectives.

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When the Rogue Returns | Sabrina Jeffries
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Mehso-so

Too long... boring... repetitive... not Jeffries best.

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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It‘s been a minute since I read a book in a day. This was really cute.

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I quite like stories about families, forgiveness, and redemption.

SamAnne I‘m close in line to get this at my library! 2mo
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One True Loves | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Making my way through TJR‘s back list. This one grabbed me today and didn‘t let me go.

marleed I loved this book - I‘m still thinking about it! 2mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I‘m getting Station 19 vibes from this book... and enjoying it quite a bit.

EKonrad That‘s exactly what I thought of when I read this book too! 😊 3mo
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Cute. I‘m loving stories about bands and musicians.

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A book about guilt, lies, and honesty. have somewhat mixed feelings, but I did like this quite a bit.

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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Mehso-so

Well, the main character is pretty awful through most of the book. But the book itself wasn‘t too bad. It had its moments. I just didn‘t love it.

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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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I saw this on a “must reads” list and was so excited for it. But... the main character is really annoying. She‘s supposed to be 27, but seems more like she‘s 18. 🙄 I‘m kind of feeling like I wasted an Audible credit on this, because she might be a little more tolerable if I abandon the audio book and just read my paperback.

baes If you want to ditch the audio (or the book altogether)...Audible is great with refunds. You‘ll get your credit back immediately. 3mo
Megabooks Definitely return it if you don‘t like it! 3mo
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Something About You | Julie James
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I don‘t typically read contemporary romances, but this was a lot of fun. I‘ll be reading more by this author.

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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This took me forever to get into, but I blew through the last 150 pages or so. I‘m not sure I quite understand all the hype, but I liked it well enough.

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Mehso-so

A little bit Outlander, a little bit Gone With the Wind. Diverting, but I didn‘t always care for the main characters.

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Mehso-so

Cinderella retelling with some nice touches, but few surprises. I‘m so torn with this rating, because the story had my attention. However, I have a few too many nits to pick. I might have liked this better if I‘d read the print edition as opposed to the audio.

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Too Wilde to Wed | Eloisa James
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Fun take on the “fall in love with the governess” trope. Loved these characters.

CoverToCoverGirl I need to read this series.. soon! 4mo
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This was fun. I know I can count on Eloisa James for smart, funny romance novels.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the best books I‘ve read this year.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This is soooo creative and jaw dropping and weird.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Classic. Not scary, but unnerving.

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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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I have mixed feelings about the writing, but the story is mostly true, and it is just incredible.

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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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This wasn‘t terrible! Overall, I liked the story, but I think the conclusion was a bit rushed.

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The Unteachables | Gordon Korman
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Sweet middle grade novel. But, I would rather read Schooled, a Korman book where the characters are a little more fleshed out and the plot is better developed.

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I liked this much better than The Kiss Quotient.

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The Burning Maze | Rick Riordan
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My daughter has discovered Rick Riordan, which is amazing! She takes the dust jacket off our books and leaves fingerprints, which is not so awesome, but I love these reminders of how much she is loving the world Riordan creates. I love it too- this was better than the second Apollo book.

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Mehso-so

I didn‘t like this as much as I wanted to.

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Cute story. I like Portia.

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Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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Okay. The first half was not great, and it was a bummer because I subscribe to Riccio‘s YouTube channel, and I know how much this novel means to her. I‘m glad I stuck with it though, because the last half of the book was actually pretty good and took a turn I legitimately was not expecting.

Lovesbooks87 I wasn't expecting the turn it took either. But I am so glad that it did! 5mo
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I read a whole bunch of books in May. I also started 5 that I hope to finish in June!

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Goodbye, Paris: A Novel | Anstey Harris
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A book about music and friendship. Some parts were not as developed as I might have liked, but the denouement made me cry.

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I just... this was incredible. The world Pierce Brown built got bigger, and I am here for it. Thank GOODNESS the next one comes out at the end of July.

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This slight change between ebook and print is interesting...

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I love Lillian Boxfish... what a neat character. The book makes me want to go back and take a walk in New York City. #summer2019reading

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Fish in a Tree | Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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I might have loved this just a little bit more than I loved Wonder. This was excellent.

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Love and Ruin: A Novel | Paula McLain
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Although I knew the story of Hemingway and Gellhorn, this was hard to put down. Consumed mostly on audio.

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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Well, it isn‘t Evelyn Hugo, or even Daisy Jones. But it was pretty darn good.

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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I love a “Sliding Doors” story. I don‘t love the writing right now ( “she headed to bed, I headed to the bathroom”... I don‘t think the parallelism was used for effect) but I‘m excited to see what happens next. Will probably finish this today.

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Mehso-so

It took the hardcover, ebook, and audio book to get through this one. I love Rick Riordan, but this was a struggle. Hoping the next one is better!

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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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I‘m really trying with this book, and I will finish it. I‘m just not as engrossed in it as I was with the other two.

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The Liar's Girl | Catherine Ryan Howard
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This was really good! I m glad I waited until the end of the month to read it- I flew through the final 15 or so chapters and would have had a hard time reading only a little bit per day.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I had a hard time reading this at first, but the audio version pulled me in.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I get such joy from using an actual bookmark.

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Family drama about the effects of war told from multiple perspectives. Characters are well developed and interesting. Hard to put down.