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Joined January 2017

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The Good Soldier | Ford Madox Ford
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I‘ve read two of Ford‘s novels now and they were both so good. It‘s so surprising to me that Ford has basically been forgotten at this point. His books deserve to be more widely read.

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Panpan

I thought Consuelo Vanderbilt was fascinating and would like to read more about her, but I did not like this book. I didn‘t think it was particularly well written, and I think the decision to cover 40+ years of such an interesting person‘s life in 350 pages was a mistake.

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So good! Going to the store today to buy the second one 😁

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Where the Dead Lie | C S Harris
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Love this series. I own the next one, but we just moved, and I can‘t find the box it‘s in 😭

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I‘m big fan of the trope of following a painting or another artifact through time and seeing how it has affected the lives of the people who have interacted with it. I went into this with fairly high expectations. It was good, not great, and I think my love of this trope might be skewing my opinion slightly higher than I would otherwise rate it.

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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So unbelievably good. I loved the slow unraveling of Mr Stevens‘ perception of his past.

Samplergal I just finished that myself. I bought it when it was published ( had a WALDEN Books price tag on it!). That‘s a longtime to wait to read something so good. 5mo
rachelk Yes! I read this for the first time recently and it‘s one of my favorite books now. 3mo
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I read this in one sitting. It was completely engrossing and I couldn‘t wait to reach to end to solve the mystery. Only problem was I didn‘t like the end. I think it was a little too optimistic for me 😑. This falls in between “pick” and “so-so”.

Andrew65 Would agree with your review. 5mo
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Star Wars: Ahsoka | E. K. Johnston
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Recently watched Clone Wars and fell in love with Ahsoka. This was my first Star Wars novel, and I loved it. Can‘t wait to read more!

PSreads73 I started reading this last night. About 80 pgs in. I love it so far. 2mo
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A Wallflower Christmas | Lisa Kleypas
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Mehso-so

Not great. There was at least one moment with the hero that was unsettling in a very Trump "grab me by the..." kinda way ?

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I loved this book. It was so well written and the story was so captivating. I cannot wait to read the next one.

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Good end to the series. Not great though. I definitely think the 4th book was the best. I'm going to miss this world, hopefully the author will return to it at some point.

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Mehso-so

Finished my first audiobook the other day. The narrator was amazing! The book itself was ok. The heroine was horrible to begin with but she developed as a character. The second half of the book was cute. Not sure if I'll continue the series...

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What can I even say? Isabella is my hero. I love her relationships with everyone in this book. Andrew, Tom, Suhail. They're all just so perfect ❤️❤️❤️

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Soooo gooood! This series just keeps getting better!

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Snow day!!! Which means I was able to finish this beauty this morning. These books are so much fun! The fictional world is growing on me and I can't wait to read the next one!

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Eternal Life | Dara Horn
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I loved this book. The book is more quiet and contemplative then the blurb would lead you to believe. This makes me what to read more about Jewish history.

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I really enjoyed this. I thought some of the changes to bring this story into the present day worked better than others (the Bachelor type show was funny, but the entire Jasper plot line was useless). I really liked that Mary's happy ending was addressed too.

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A lot of fun and I can't wait to dive into the next one. I'm irrationally disappointed that this takes place in a made up world instead of our own though. I think I like the idea of there being undiscovered dragons hidden somewhere in our world.

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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I loved this!!! Jude and Cardan are amazing. Only one full year until the next one 😑

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Imprudence | Gail Carriger
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I finished this during my time off from work over the holidays. It's one of those books that's a perfect vacation read. So much fun.

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Seduce Me At Sunrise | Lisa Kleypas
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Fun read, but I'm glad I decided to get it from the library.

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Prudence | Gail Carriger
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I actually finished this yesterday, so this was the last book of 2017 for me. It was a good, fun read for the holidays.

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Book haul from just one of my Christmas gift cards.

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Mine Till Midnight | Lisa Kleypas
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Mehso-so

Good, not great. I'm super excited for the second one though!

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Definitely not an easy read and a little long winded at times, but worthwhile for any Tolkien fan interested in what influenced him to write the Middle-earth legendarium. Also, the more of Tolkien's works you've read the better. There was a lot of discussion about Tolkien's poetry that was lost on me. I would suggest reading at least The Hobbit, LOTR, and The Silmarillion before reading this.

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I got this as a free kindle book from amazon a few days ago. If the deal is still going on, everyone should grab it. It was so much fun! The villains are completely over the top, but the main couple is so cute so they make up for it. Loved it and can't wait for the next book in the series.

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The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content) | Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
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Mehso-so

I've read this one because I've been in a bit of a slump lately and I wanted a quick read to get me going again. I love their show but I don't think the book really added much to their story.

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Children of Hurin | J R R Tolkien
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Love. I'm so excited for the new Amazon series! I just really hope they do whatever they use as the source material justice.

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A great read for anyone interested in The Great Gatsby or Fitzgerald. There was a lot of great information and I loved how much the author loved Gatsby.

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I'm only through the introduction and I already want to reread The Great Gatsby and everything else Fitzgerald has ever written!!

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The Sebastian St. Cyr books are so much fun and so easy to get hooked on. I've been rereading the series from the beginning but I'm considering skipping ahead to where I left off years ago. I'm dying to see some of the plot twists played out!

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I got about halfway through this series before life got in the way and I fell behind. I've decided to jump back in starting from the beginning 😁

Andrew65 I will be starting this for a Group Read on Sunday. 2y
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So freaking good! I'm going to be in a state of constant emotional turmoil until I know for sure if there is going to be another Magnus Chase series 😫

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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A joy to read. I thought the book within the book was more enjoyable - maybe due to the historical setting. Both mysteries were extremely fun whodunnits and this is the perfect book for a fall weekend.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Made me chuckle 🙂

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I love Greek myth. These plays were riveting and highly entertaining. I loved them even though the main take away from all four plays is that women are heartless, revenge-driven sociopaths.

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The Third Nero | Lindsey Davis
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After four years of slowly working my way through the Falco and Flavia Albia series I've finally caught up. A fun read, but now I'm bummed that I actually have to wait for the rest of the series to come out one by one :/

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As always, it was a joy to return to the world Davis has created.

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So today's my birthday. It also happens to be hobbit day. Take a look at the hobbit themed gift I received from my in-laws! They are too cute. The breakfast gift was a gift card to my favorite breakfast place and the elevensies was a bag of candy. Almost time for luncheon :)

SilversReviews Very nice of them. Love it. 2y
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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I loved this book. It's short - a good weekend read. The main character is not so great of a person, but not everyone is. Andrea was well written and all of her behavior was in character even if you do hate her for it.

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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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I finished this one last week. This was a recommendation from my sister-in-law. I don't usually read tragic biographies but it was very good. Tragic, like I said, but also comical and beautifully written.

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As always, this was so much fun. I love Apollo and can't wait for the next one.

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The Broken Kingdoms | N. K. Jemisin
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Great story. A little less captivating than the first but still great. Based on other reviews it sounds like Jemisin's skills as a writer have only improved with each successive book. I'm ready to be blown away by some of her newer stuff.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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I started The Girls this morning. I got about 50 pages in when I decided it wasn't worth it. I absolutely hated the writing style.

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So much fun! Felicity was the real badass of the group so I'm so excited for the next book from her point of view.

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So good. I basically read this in one sitting. I went into this book thinking this was the end of the series... It's not. The cliff hanger at the end is killing me. I cannot wait for the next one!

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Mehso-so

Fun but not as exciting as I had hoped. I'm not sure if I'm going to read the next one. I like the premise and loved the bits about The Kingdom of Hawaii though.

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So much fun! I loved Postumus. A must read for any fan of Falco or Albia.

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Deadly Election | Lindsey Davis
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I'm waiting for this series to get exciting. My favorite part of the Falco series were always his adventures abroad. I want to see Albia travel but given that she is a female in ancient world I don't see that happening without a husband. I'll probably have to wait another couple of books to get the one I want.

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Finished this a few days ago. Another good addition to the series.