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Joined June 2016

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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! 4w
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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.

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Breathe | Abbi Glines
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This was not great. And yet, I inhaled it in about two hours. 🤷‍♀️

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Star Wars: Ahsoka | E. K. Johnston
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I listened to this today. It was great. I‘m loving the Star Wars books so, so much. They help fill in some of the backstories and make the Galaxy far, far away so much richer.

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Ghost Boys | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Sad. Impactful. Important.

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I wasn‘t entirely impressed with this, but I don‘t really care. I‘ll read anything that has to do with Leia or Padme.

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Sweet. Did not make me cry.

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In Another Time: A Novel | Jillian Cantor
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The market is saturated with WWII fiction, but there are so many stories to be told. This one had a twist that made it different than the others and really held my attention.

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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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Fun. Really good on audio.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This is exactly what I‘d hoped it would be. I wish it was a real album. Maybe it will be a movie and then I can hear the music.

Lovesbooks87 They are making it into a mini series on Amazon! (edited) 3mo
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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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I love love loved the All Souls Trilogy. I didn‘t love this quite as much... the plot didn‘t seem to add up to much. I expected more to have happened in New Orleans- the reveal was a bit of a let down. It‘s a pick only because it was fun to revisit old characters.

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The first 200 or so pages dragged a little bit, but this was so, so good.

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🎶 we can end this war in Yorktown, cut them off at sea but
for this to succeed there‘s someone else we need.”🎶 I enjoy Revolutionary War history, and I learned some stuff in this one.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve been sooo good lately, but I needed 3 books this month. 🤷‍♀️

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I‘ve been waiting for West‘s story, and it didn‘t disappoint.

CoverToCoverGirl 🤩Can‘t wait 4mo
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Girls in the Moon | Janet McNally
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Quick read. Cute, if unremarkable.

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I‘m a little annoyed with the main character, but the positive Litsy reviews are encouraging!!

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Campaign Widows | Aimee Agresti
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This was an airport bookstore impulse buy back in June. Trying to get into it!

Erofan Pretty cover! 4mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Speculative fiction about what it means to have power, and what power can do to people‘s sense of humanity, regardless of gender. I think it‘s a pick, but only because of its creativity. Some loose ends are left dangling, and I hate when that happens.

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Maisie Dobbs (Anniversary) | Jacqueline Winspear
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Slow burning mystery where the after effects of The Great War resonate. I‘m not sure about all the backstory that was included about the main character, especially as this was not originally meant to be a series. Will probably read future Maisie Dobbs books.

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Finished this in about three hours. What‘s next?

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This was smart and funny. I absolutely devoured it, and I was not bored once. No mystery or espionage- just two people falling in love.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I have so many things to read... and I only feel like listening to Davina Porter read Outlander.

sprainedbrain That is understandable. 😍 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Time well spent! The book and reader are a perfect match! 5mo
Purplerosiepage @covertocovergirl Absolutely. I prefer listening to them (even though it takes soooo long) because the recording is just that good. 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Agreed! I can read them much faster but she‘s a real treat to listen too! 5mo
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My favorite type of romance is when I know a HEA is inevitable, but the circumstances are so unusual that I cant predict how they‘ll get there. The plot wasn‘t perfect, but Felicity and Devil were great fun. I can‘t wait for the rest of the series.

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Number 2. Audio pulled me in... finished with the e-version that I have had forever. This is a #blameitonlitsy, and well worth it.

Samplergal Just finished last night. It‘s good! 6mo
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I am loving (and practically eating) this book.

irre A favorite! 6mo
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