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QuietMornings

QuietMornings

Joined September 2017

I read with my rescues, usually on weekend mornings with a cup of coffee. The rest of the time I'm a real life Alex Cabot.
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Two things about this book: 1. Do NOT finish this book on an airplane. You will ugly cry. 2. After finishing this book today, I watched exactly 8 minutes of the Netflix series before I realized they are 2 completely different stories. How are they *SO* different?! And WHY?!

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How to Disappear | Gillian McAllister
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OMG. This is the best thriller I‘ve read in years. It joins the ranks of I Let You Go and The Woman in the Window. ⭐️👏🏼

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I‘ve heard GREAT things about this book, but at about 50 pages in so far it‘s just sad... and right now I‘m not really into sad. Does it get better? Should I keep going?

BookishMarginalia Maybe it‘s not the time for this book right now... 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookishMarginalia I agree.... but I love this book!! It‘s my favorite ❤️ 2y
QuietMornings Thank you both! I appreciate the honesty! 2y
Reviewsbylola It‘s a sad book, but I also felt that the first 50-75 pages were slow. Then all of a sudden I was gripped by the story and couldn‘t put the book down. 2y
Bradleygirl I'm going to admit, I read this one and I knew everyone loved it, and it just...never stopped taking itself so seriously that I could not take the story really seriously. big meh for me. 2y
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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I‘m a little late posting, but here‘s what I read in 2020. 📚 My goal was 52, so I‘m pretty pleased! ✅ Happy New Year & happy reading in 2021!

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For anyone who has finished this... I‘m almost halfway through and I‘ll pretty put-off by the Japanese restaurant scenes and the storyline of Isabel. Should I bail now?

TheEllieMo I can‘t remember the exact scenes now, but in my review on Goodreads I wondered if the author‘s main research had been reading 50 Shades Of Grey. Make of that what you will. 3y
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By the middle of part 2 it seemed pretty obviously what was going to happen. I still sobbed when it did.

georgia2112 Love the hardback cover 😍😍 2y
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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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“If we don‘t tell our own stories, we‘ll never take control of the narrative.”
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This book was excellent. 👏🏼❤️

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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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Started The Last Flight tonight, and then I‘ll have read this selection from the TBR shelves.
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- Home After Dark ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ INCREDIBLE. 👏🏼
- The Lies That Bind - I love Emily Giffin. This wasn‘t my favorite of hers. I did appreciate the cameo 💙.
- Happy & You Know It - definitely reminded me of Liane Moriarty.
- The Guest List - throughout the book I thought I hated the characters, the twists changed my mind!

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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Update: OMG THIS BOOK. This is my favorite Riley Sager. It kept my attention from the very first page, through every twist and turn. When you start this one, make sure you don‘t have anything else to do because you won‘t want to put it down!! 👏🏼📚
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I‘m going for a theme here 👻

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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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This book has been on my nightstand for several months, I think it‘s time I started it!

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A Good Marriage | Kimberly McCreight
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10/10 recommend. SO GOOD. I haven‘t been this captured by a book in a LONG time!

bookandcat SOOOOO good right?!?!? 3y
QuietMornings @bookandcat LOVED it!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Delightful 💕

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Couldn‘t put it down, though I wasn‘t *entirely* surprised by the ending. Overall a VERY good read!

MyNamesParadise I remember coming across this title before but had lost track of it. Thanks for the recommendation! 3y
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Flew through this and loved the characters, but honestly I think I wanted a more concrete happy ending.

marleed I felt the same way but I bet this translates well to the Hulu screen. 3y
QuietMornings @marleed have you watched any of it yet? 3y
marleed @QuietMornings Not yet. I don‘t have Hulu so I‘m waiting for the day I get to dog sit at my son‘s home and binge Hulu shows! 3y
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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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This book is important. You should read it.

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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INCREDIBLE. If you like scary stories, read this. During the day. SO GOOD.

Megabooks I loved this too! 3y
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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I‘m less than 100 pages in and already THIS BOOK IS SCARY! I‘m torn between enjoying that feeling of wanting to know what happens next and wanting to find the spoiler posts so I‘m not so anxious!

Tamra I suspect there is a feline perspective here.... 3y
LoverOfLearning Your cat looks thrilled 😂 😂 3y
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The Wives: A Novel | Tarryn Fisher
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SO GOOD! You should read this.

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Reading this one because Clare MacKintosh picked it as her January book... but I‘m struggling to get into it.

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I keep hearing about this show, but obviously I had to read the book first. ...it was creepy. It wasn‘t too much, but it was definitely creepy.

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The Party | Robyn Harding
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I did a new thing in 2019- I kept track of what I read! 📚

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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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I rated this one as a pick, but with a disclaimer that the book didn‘t even begin to meet the description on the back cover until around 245 pages in. I enjoyed Susan enough to stick with it, but it took a while to get to the actual story line I expected.

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After the End | Clare Mackintosh
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Just finished After the End and I‘m truly speechless. Clare Mackintosh is in a class all her own.

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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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Ordered this BOTM (mostly because @Liberty chose it)... but does it have any of the Lolita vibes of All the Ugly & Wonderful Things?

Megabooks Not so far at pg 80-something 3y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. I just wish I could listen to these albums. 💗

marleed Welcome to the fan club!! 4y
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Mehso-so

Only a so-so... 1. I didn‘t like how unreliable this unreliable narrator was. So. Many. Bad. Decisions. And 2. This book reminded me more of Dick Wolf‘s books than of a Girl on the Train/Gone Girl thriller, which is a little darker than I prefer.

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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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LOVED IT 👏🏼💗

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Fragments of the Lost | Megan Miranda
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Me: All the Missing Girls has been one of my favorites for years, but I‘m not going to read YA novels. Surely I‘m too old for that.
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Also me: *can‘t put this book down* 🤷🏼‍♀️📚🤓

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Our House | Louise Candlish
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Pretty excited about this one with blurbs by Alice Feeny, Fiona Barton and my favorite Clare Mackintosh!

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Catching up on this Reese Witherspoon pick!

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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It was funny. But I found that I didn‘t care at all what happened to the characters, so I almost struggled to stay with it. Overall, meh. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Rachel.Rencher I felt like the last 60 or so pages were really unbelievable. I also found like 5 typos in the book. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4y
QuietMornings @Rachel.Rencher YES! I found typos too. I just felt like I couldn‘t get into it. 4y
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The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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LOVED IT. 👏🏼

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OMG! SO! GOOD! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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When I was *almost* done with this book, I was thinking that what made this book so interesting was the we knew the whole time the fact that you would expect to be the twist, so it wasn‘t a matter of figuring it out but rather of waiting for everyone else to figure it out.
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Except that I was completely wrong and this book is excellent.

Ms.Story This sounds fabulous!!!! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have the same bath tray and book!! I need to read the book! 4y
rather_be_reading I thought the SAME EXACT THING! 3y
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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No quotation marks? 🤔

Update: I bailed after the first few pages. I missed the punctuation too much.

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LOVED this courtroom drama. I loved how the change in perspective changed the truth of what had happened. There were “twists” everywhere as the perspectives changed, but they were subtle and intelligent. Absolutely loved it!

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The French Girl | Lexie Elliott
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It certainly wasn‘t the twistiest of books, but I didn‘t want to put it down. I enjoyed the story, and I‘ll def pick up her new book when it‘s released later this month!

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The other day I was telling one of my friends how incredible Ruth Ware‘s books are, and it occurred to me that there is no acceptable explanation for why this book has sat in my TBR for so long... 📚
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UPDATE: the first 130 pages were pretty slow, but after that I didn‘t want to put this one down! Another great book by Ruth Ware!

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Starting this Book of the Month TBR turned Reese‘s book club pick!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Note to self: Do not finish a Backman book on a plane, because you will cry. And then you will feel silly.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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A quick, fun, and STEAMY read!

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LOVED this one. Absolutely delightful!

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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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Flew through this book in a day! Still a huge Shari Lapena fan!

Samantha.1020 I enjoyed this one as well! 4y
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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I think this is a pick? 🤷🏼‍♀️ It took about 300 pages before anything actually happened, which is pretty disappointing. What did happen was pretty far-fetched, which is even more disappointing. But I liked all of the nine characters so much, I finished the book in about 3 sittings. I think I like it better than Truly Madly Guilty, but I found myself wondering if there‘s a comparison to be made to Frances...

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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We went to a hockey game the other night, for the first time since reading Beartown, and I found myself thinking about Benji and Amat and Kevin. I can‘t get these characters out of my head! I‘m very excited to start Us Against You.

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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Definitely didn‘t see that ending coming ahead of time! This was exactly what I wanted from a thriller over Thanksgiving weekend! (Also, Bear found that it made an acceptable pillow. 😍)

Reviewsbylola 😂😂 4y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Wow... that‘s one hell of a first page.

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No One Knows | J. T. Ellison
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Super twisty! I absolutely got lost reading this one, trying to figure out who‘s good, who‘s bad, and what actually happened! I definitely want to read more by this author.

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No One Knows | J. T. Ellison
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🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

Completely aside from the fact that I can‘t put this book down, YAAAAASS THIS QUOTE! Certainly there are books, story lines, characters that speak to us because of how closely they hit to home, but I‘m always taken aback when there‘s just a solitary line or sentiment that hits right on target.

“That way lies madness.” YES, that.