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Joined May 2019

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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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This book broke my heart. It is the journey of a brilliant woman who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer‘s. A good telling of a terrible event.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a story of strong women dealing with life‘s tragedies and joys. Thanks @lakesidebookworm for posting this book! I had never heard of it before. The cover on yours was much more intriguing than my library‘s copy. Advice to future readers: Don‘t read beyond the first two paragraphs on the flap of the dust jacket. It gives away too much of the storyline.

rubyslippersreads ❤️ Lorna Landvik‘s books. (Plus she‘s a #BetsyTacy fan! 😊) 2d
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I liked the premise of this book - retired Sherlock Holmes meets young, sharp-minded Mary Russell and she becomes his pupil. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you will probably like this book. If not, this book probably won‘t make you change your mind.

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This is a nonfiction account of the development of the Armed Services Editions (ASEs) - books provided to those serving in the United States military during WWII. The impact of ASEs on the lives of the soldiers was beyond anything I would have ever imagined. I learned a lot.

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Very interesting book about a doctor during her training to become a medical examiner. You probably should skip this one if you have a weak stomach regarding medical descriptions. However, if you can handle the “yuck factor,” it is a great read.

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This is a GREAT (and TRUE) quote! “Minor surgery is surgery someone else has.”

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Fascinating historical fiction book about the matrifocal society on the island of Jeju (Korea). The female sea divers, known as haenyeo, dive while holding their breath in order to harvest various forms of sea life which they sell to support their families.

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Very interesting so far, but definitely not for the faint of heart.

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The Lido | Libby Page
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A heartwarming story of a young reporter and her elderly friend who attempt to save their community swimming pool, The Lido.

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This series is so GOOD! Armand Gamache is a fabulous character. I hope the four Cadets introduced in this book show up in future books. This particular book is one of my favorites of the series.

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Good audio book about women helping women. Deals with the issue of domestic violence.

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The Lido | Libby Page
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I‘m only 27 pages in & I am hooked. This is a great phrase, “...before she caught the infection of self-consciousness...”

Itchyfeetreader Loved this book - enjoy 3w
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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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This is another great murder mystery by Anthony (Don‘t-call-me-Tony) Horowitz. I am a big fan of the Daniel Hawthorne series. I look forward to the next one...There WILL be a next one, right, Tony???

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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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I really liked the audio version of this book. A feel good story with a twist.

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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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So excited to get this from the library already.

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Based on a true story. I stand in awe of the concentration camp prisoners who were so brave in such inhumane circumstances.

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“...this girl who has a battered present and a dark future.”

This is such a poignant turn of phrase to describe an Auschwitz prisoner. It struck me as being heart-wrenching & hopeless.

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Just saw this hashtag today #agathachristieclubr2. My library has the audiobook available, so I‘m listening to it now. I am excited to see how this works!

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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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I almost NEVER reread a book. However, I just re-listened to “The Word Is Murder” in anticipation of the sequel, “The Sentence Is Death.” I actually liked it better this time because between ‘listens‘ I have watched several of the TV shows referenced in the book. It wasn‘t essential to the plot, just made it more fun. Looking forward to the sequel!

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Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Giving this a quick re-listen while waiting on “The Sentence is Death” to become available at my library.

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Great line!

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For someone who doesn‘t read many YA books, I‘m on a roll. This is my second in a row. I‘ve seen many positive reviews about this one. The premise is intriguing.

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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This is a great YA book. Author Rainbow Rowell nails teenage angst, first love, and the tension in Eleanor‘s home life.

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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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I don‘t read many YA books. This one is really good so far...

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As my twenty-something daughter would say, this book has all the feels. I laughed, I cried. Very relatable, especially the mother/teenage daughter relationship & the ending. It‘s official, after this book, Kristin Hannah is now one of my favorite authors.

jillrhudy She‘s super popular at the library! 1mo
shellleigh33 She is my one of my favorites!! Not sure if you knew but this book has a sequel to it. 1mo
Readswithcoffee @shellleigh33 Thanks for the heads up. Is it as good as Firefly Lane? 1mo
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Readswithcoffee @jillrhudy There have always been holds on her books at my library! 1mo
shellleigh33 I thought it was but of course I love all her books so my opinion may be just a little bias 😉. I have yet to find any of her books to be bad. She was one of the first authors I recommended to one of my best friends that was a non-reader and she turned her into a reader. She ended up reading just about all her books in a year. 1mo
Readswithcoffee @shellleigh33 That sounds like a great recommendation to me👍🏻 1mo
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Yes! Another great mystery novel by Louise Penny. She needed to redeem this series for me after “The Long Way Home.” Thankfully, this one does and I continue to be a big fan of Chief Inspector Gamache.

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This audiobook was very enjoyable during a long road trip.

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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Author Sandie Jones is really good at the plot twist!

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I liked the premise of this book. Great twists!!!

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I liked this book. The level of intrigue was just right for me. It kept me guessing!

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Well, I finished it. Definitely my least favorite book of the series. I‘ve decided I really can‘t relate to the excessive angst felt by several of these creative characters. A little angst goes a LONG way with me. On a positive note, the narration of this audiobook is excellent. Looking forward to moving on to the next book in the series!

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Ugh! I have liked every Inspector Gamache book I have read up until now. I‘m two-thirds of the way into this one and it is a let down. I‘m hoping there will be a great ending to redeem it.

JamieArc Oh no! This one is next on my list! 2mo
MallenNC I did not like this one either, but I felt the series got better again with the next books. I still have one more to read, not counting the next one that is coming out soon. 2mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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What a GREAT book!!! This is a story about firefighters, courage, doing something because it is the right thing to do, and forgiveness. We all need more forgiveness in our lives!

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I‘m pretty sure it‘s a good sign when you like the dedication!

Sassiekat I always read the introduction comments.. I agree that it's a really good indication of how good a book will be! 2mo
keepingupwiththepenguins I love this so much! My favourite dedication of the year 😍 😂 2mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I‘ve been looking forward to this one!

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I really liked this book up until the end. I liked the setting of New York in the 1940s. I liked the quirky theater people. I just didn‘t like the ending. A worthwhile read overall.

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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This was nearly a DNF for me. I had to force myself to finish it. True WWII hero stories are ALWAYS inspiring to me, so that wasn‘t the problem. The problem was the way in which the story was told. There were too many details at the wrong times which bogged down the flow of the story.

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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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This book was fabulous! If you have ever had a child in sports or gifted programs or any other type of competitive/auditioned activity, you will be able to relate to how crazy (OTHER 😂) parents can be regarding their children‘s accomplishments and abilities.

MelissaSue81 Why am I the only person that hated this book? It must be me!! 2mo
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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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Abbi Waxman has become one of my favorite authors. She really nails dialogues - those between characters and, even funnier, the ones inside the characters minds.

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This is a fascinating book about the 1893 World‘s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Interwoven in the story of the world‘s fair is a gruesome story of a serial killer. A great audio book.

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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A fun twist on the rom-com! I listened to the audio version - good narrator.

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A fun read. A book about people who love books. What‘s not to like?

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Another GREAT mystery novel by Louise Penny. I love this series. The audio versions are wonderful.

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Another GREAT mystery novel by Louise Penny. I love this series. The audio versions are wonderful.

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I‘m only five chapters in and I‘m lovin‘ it! I also loved Abbi Waxman‘s, The Garden of Small Beginnings, so I‘m pleased that this is shaping up to be another fun read.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I‘m about to leave an unpopular review and I‘ll blame my DNF on the fact I listened to the audio version. I LOVED the premise, but the details of the “lessons” grew tiresome. I ran out of time listening to my library version and won‘t bother checking it out again in order to finish.

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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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A sweet story about getting a second chance at love. The characters are quite endearing.

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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If you have a soft spot in your heart for books with quirky, awkward characters, you‘ll really enjoy this book!

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“Ah-mazing.” A sweet, charming, feel-good story.

Crazeedi Agree!💞 4mo
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Louise Penny does it again! CI Armand Gamache becomes more interesting & endearing with each book in this series. The narrator of the audio book, Ralph Cosham, does a wonderful job voicing the characters. And since I have no background in French, his accent and pronunciations bring a depth I would miss if I read these books with my eyes.

CoffeeNBooks I just finished listening to the third book in this series the other day. I'm enjoying listening to them! 4mo
HollyBahling His voice is amazing! I read the first two books and have listened to audiobook the rest. I was mispronouncing every other word! 😂 3mo
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