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SarahBookInterrupted

Joined June 2020

Replace should with could and you‘ll live a full life worthy of you.
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I am ready for May 16th! This book is going to be clearly different than the series with one of the only similarities being Penelope is Lady Whistledown. But I still can‘t wait for the series! As for the book, it was exactly what I expected. It‘s written like the other two I read. It‘s enjoyable and steamy. I also liked how Penelope came out of her shell in the book and her friendship with Lady Danbury, hopefully that happens in the series too.

bookishbitch I really liked this one too. 5d
SarahBookInterrupted @bookishbitch Do you watch the series too? I had read The Duke and I because it was my library app suggestion and then a year later Bridgerton came out. So then I decided to read the others along with the series. 5d
bookishbitch @SarahBookInterrupted yes and I love it! I also love reminding people the show is based on romance books to point out their bias against them doesn't holdnwater 5d
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Love Poems | Pablo Neruda
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TheBookHippie One of my favorites 6d
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This has been on my bookshelf for 10+ years and I‘m so glad I finally picked it up. It‘s a super short book and honestly it was repetitive so it could have been even shorter, but it think the author wanted to make sure the reader fully understood each agreement. I‘ll definitely use these agreements in the future. I also felt good how I had already changed my “nightmare” agreements and really feel my life has become my dream. I highly recommend.

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The Art of Theft | Sherry Thomas
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I am really enjoying this series. This mystery was as good as the others and as usual the information was slowly revealed, not only to the reader but to the characters as well. There were many hopeful romance storylines but there was some disappointment there but I won‘t say too much on that or it will spoil it. But I‘m hoping where there was disappointment in this book the next one will resolve it. So, I‘ll be reading the next one and soon.

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The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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lazydaizee I read The Lovely Bones some time ago and I really enjoyed it. 2w
SarahBookInterrupted @lazydaizee I wonder if the movie is any good. It does have some big names in it. 2w
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#mondaymotivation 1. It‘s Ramadan so EID this week and my 3 kids are still on Spring break so family time at the beach and finally my daughter‘s 12th birthday sleep over party. 2. I started making my own Chai Latte from scratch, so lately that‘s the one. But, any hot drink. Usually tea but sometimes coffee or hot chocolate. 3. A book mark and I save them over the years like little memories. 4. Tagged- it‘s been in my TBR pile for 10+ years.

AnnCrystal 🎉🎂🥳👍. 2w
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I don‘t read true crime, but the way this book was set up I wasn‘t lost in the details and there were lots. It was extremely interesting and I had no idea about this history, although horribly not surprising. I hope others get justice too. I would suggest reading the book before watching the movie. It‘s easier to follow when you actually know all the details. I liked the movie, although it was very long and as usual they changed some things.

SarahBookInterrupted Listen to podcast episode and what the other hosts thought here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes-podcast/episode/4eade29e/killers-of-the... 2w
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The Hollow of Fear | Sherry Thomas
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I‘m completely hooked on this series! There is so much that happened in this book that advanced so many storylines. I like how Inspector Treadles inner battle with investigating his friend Lord Ingram with Charolette in disguise also affected his life.I also enjoyed that Charolette‘s sisters were more involved as well as Ash‘s brothers. There is too much to say, amazing mystery that I was never close to solving and more twists right to the end.

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For all those wine lovers, Lindsay recommends this book on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-oxford-companion-to-w...

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Untitled | Unknown
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I tried adding this title but it didn‘t work. It‘s available on good reads. Anyway, I really enjoyed the book. The mystery was good and I really liked all the characters that were introduced to make up this group of investigators. I‘ll read the sequel for sure. There was a hint of a love story but there wasn‘t enough sexual tension there. That‘s the only thing I thought was lacking. The other side stories were good and the characters are lovable.

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Meet Me at the Lake | Carley Fortune
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The only Canada Reads book I got to this year and late, but I really enjoyed it. I‘m not surprised it was eliminated first; it was light for that program. However, it is being made into a film! I liked that the b-story was Ferns relationship with her mother and the grief from losing her. I also liked the theme of trying to figure out where you want to be and where you belong that was featured along side the steamy complex love story. Which was 😍

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Virginia is recommending a book that holds the Guinness World Record for the most translated book by a living author!

https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-alchemist

#bookinterrupted #thealchemist #ManuscriptMonday #bookclub #bookrecommendations #bookstoread #guinnessworldrecord

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Perfect for any romance book lover. It‘s has 3 super cute love stories that are based around the New York Museum of Literature and their employees. I listened to the audiobook so when it went to the second story the narrator was the same actress/voice. It did take me a moment to get used to that transition and that she was no longer Molly. I enjoyed all three heroines and their love interests. It was a funny, sweet and predictable rom-com.

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Spare | Prince Harry
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I absolutely loved it. It was just as good as the original trilogy. It was a little darker but it was completely engaging and interesting to see how the Hunger Games developed into what they were. Also, to see how someone becomes the President Snow of the future. The movie did a decent job depicting the book, but I‘d read it first otherwise you‘ll miss some important details and it could feel rushed at the end. Read don‘t listen to the audiobook.

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Lindsay‘s back this season and has recommended a memoir on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-my-lovely-wife-in-the-psy...

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Conspiracy in Belgravia | Sherry Thomas
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I absolutely love this series. I adore Charlotte Holmes as Sherlock. This book just added to my love of the characters in this series. I also really liked that Olivia has started writing and can‘t wait to see how that story line will continue. Its refreshing to see that all the women in this series are extremely interesting, intelligent and talented. It has a great mystery, beloved characters and potential love stories. A perfect mix for me.

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Mr. Malcolm's List | Suzanne Allain
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I suggested this book on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. It goes with this year‘s theme of Books with Movie‘s. I still haven‘t watched the movie, but book didn‘t disappoint. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-mr-malcolm-s-list

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So this was the first book in Book Interrupted‘s Book‘s with Movies Season. I loved this book in 2008 and recommended it to others but reading it this time around there were some really cringy parts in it. I still loved the spiritual and self discovery stuff. We had a good discussion on the podcast about how people 15+ years ago didn‘t really talk openly about mental health or women escaping social expectations to know themselves. So-so in 2024.

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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This memoir had so much in it. I really liked how honest it was. Michelle didn‘t sugar coat the people in the book or herself. I absolutely loved the details about food in the book. It made me want to visit Korea and indulge in the culture and cuisine. I didn‘t know the band Japanese Breakfast but this book made me go down a rabbit hole of her music, interviews, articles, etc. She is a real artist. I feel her mom is helping her from beyond too. 🥰

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First Lie Wins: A Novel | Ashley Elston
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Virginia is back this season of Book Interrupted with her own book pick. She is also participating in Manuscript Monday. Check out her first recommendation here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-eleanor-oliphant-is-compl...

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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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Check out an award winning book recommendation by Kim on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-break

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Absolutely loved every minute of it. I adore these characters so very much. This one was a real tear jerker. I won‘t go into details why because I think it spoils it a little bit, but the love and grief in this one had me sobbing. Excellent murder mystery as usual. I guessed one part but the rest left me guess right to the end. The author also allows you to see the humanity in the bad characters as well, which makes this series kinda special. 5⭐️

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Split Tooth | Tanya Tagaq
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I listened to the audio book which I‘d suggest because the author is an internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer. She sings between chapters, which adds to the intensity of the book. This book makes you feel all the emotions. The writing is powerful; poetic at times, crude at others. It reads like a memoir at one moment then like folklore the next. It‘s love, hate, sadness, anger, excitement, nostalgia, and regret. It penetrates your soul.

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At first I wasn‘t sure I was going to like this book. I couldn‘t relate to Lana, but as I continued to read and understand her complicated relationship with Beth I began to soften to her. I always liked Jack and her love for the water and her family. The murder was a good whodunnit and I loved all the descriptions of the natural environment that was the backdrop of the book. In addition I learned something about land trusts, so win-win for me.

Crazeedi I enjoyed this. Like you I wasn't sure at first 3mo
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Meredith from Book Interrupted recommends this book and dreams of an octopus hug too. Check out her thoughts on this weeks Manuscript Monday here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-soul-of-an-octopus

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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Alright I couldn‘t help it. I skipped ahead on the buddy read. The story got too good to put down. I really enjoyed it and am sorry it‘s done. I absolutely love Charolette‘s Holmes character. I adore her relationship with Watson and Lord Ingram. The mystery was good too. There was good character development with an excellent plot. I‘m definitely going to read more in this series and I have already recommended to others. Thank you Pemberlittens!

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Book Interrupted‘s final book of our banned book season. See what we all had to say on the podcast here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes-podcast/episode/4e39e25d/the-absolutely...

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I never guessed whodunnit on this one. Agatha Christie really got me this time. I didn‘t love all the slights against the Spanish relative but all in all another incredibly enjoyable Poirot. I did miss Hasting in this one, but the murder was very unique and complex. I only guessed one element of the confusion with the murder, so I felt some satisfaction with that. If you love murder mysteries this is a good one for the holidays.

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This is the last book of Book Interrupted‘s banned book season and it was a good one. It‘s classified as a graphic novel but I‘d say it‘s a novel with drawings. Which I think really added to the story. This is a juvenile book so the narrative is very young, but I think it made all the difficult topics more accessible. Also the author didn‘t follow the formula of “bad guy or good guy” all characters were both. It was more “absolutely”true to life.

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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This was another book with many different perspectives from the 5 main characters. I really like it when an author does this. This book was so sad at times and so hopeful at others. It was a short book but it definitely didn‘t feel that way. I liked how complicated the relationship‘s were in this book, but still there was so much love. If you need to choose a book for your end of year book goal this is one.

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Check out Kim‘s book recommendation on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-where-the-crawdads-sing

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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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I flew through this book. It kept you engaged the entire time. It starts at the end then works it way back but not in a linear way. I loved that it was in many people‘s different voices and perspectives. She created a puzzle to put together from different people accounts of current and past events. And most importantly the author had me guessing right to the very end. Excellent book! I have already recommended it to others.

5feet.of.fury I‘ve liked all her thrillers, I thought this one was so good. 4mo
SarahBookInterrupted @5feet.of.fury This was the first book I‘ve read from her, but I‘ll definitely try others going forward. 4mo
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This was a buddy read with the #Pemberlittens and a Northanger Abby spin off. Other then the names and places it really wasn‘t a spin off, however it was an enjoyable YA book. I liked the positive romantic relationship. I also liked how it addressed grieving and how it can impact family members differently. And it wouldn‘t be a good YA without all the complexities of just being a teenager. It‘s a cute book about ghost and love in all its forms.

StayCurious Great review! 5mo
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The ABC Murders (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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This was a good one. It had me guessing right to the end. If you like Poirot mysteries this is a good one to read. I love them all so I might be bias, however I flew through this one so quickly. It was a very quick read. Also I just read that John Malkovich does a mini series with this book. Might try and watch it. PS. Love this old book cover.

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It is very dark, which isn‘t usually my thing, but I really loved being in Korede‘s mind. The book was written in a way that so much information was revealed without so much writing and explaining. It read like a movie, she showed us the dynamics. I also liked how the “why” was slowly unraveled as you continued reading. I loved that the coma patient was Korede‘s confident. Ayoola‘s character also made sense to me and their tortuous sisterly bond.

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Despite Pride and Prejudice being my favourite Jane Austen I preferred this spin off to her first. I felt she really captured the all Dashwood sisters characters. I liked that it included opium and the use of it during that time period. It reminded me of The Heiress by Molly Greeley which I also enjoyed. Fanny‘s character was spot on as well. I also enjoyed the delayed gratification on when the stink bomb would be used. It was a satisfying book.

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Check out Kim's book recommendation on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. She got a little help from Dax Shepherd on this one.

https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-behave

#bookinterrupted #armchairexpert #ManuscriptMonday #bookrecommendations #bookreview #behave #bookclub

AnnR 👍 It took me a while to get through, but this was a fascinating science based book about human behavior. 5mo
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Finding Me: A Memoir | Viola Davis
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I already admired her work and thought she was a great actress. I also watched one of these home improvement shows where she gave a childhood friend a renovation, but I had no idea about her life until I read this book. I listened to the audiobook and just found out that she won a Grammy for it. It was so good I couldn‘t stop listening. I devoured it. It was so authentic, honest, inspiring and moving. A must read or better yet listen.

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Son | Lois Lowry
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Thank you Lois Lowry. I was disappointed at the end of The Giver but found out from the Book Interrupted Podcast that this book is a finale to it. I didn‘t read the others just jumped to this and it was completely satisfying. I loved it and will go back and read 2&3 now. I loved Claire‘s character immensely. I thought details like how she was afraid of birds was great. It makes you think about all the normal occurrences that make life wonderful.

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This book is coaching meets the law of attraction. It would make a great chaser to The 4% Fix by Karma Brown.The book gives you steps to follow to change your mindset and it includes many exercises I‘ve never seen. Which is saying something.I‘ve read a lot of books in the sphere of enhancing your life, which include books on the law of attraction. I liked the summary at the end which allowed me to do all the exercises at once, which was satisfying

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Something Borrowed | Emily Giffin
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I was a little late starting this with the #pemberlittens but it was easy to catch up. I enjoyed revisiting the characters from the first book. The mystery was better in the first but this one was also enjoyable. It leaves a teaser at the end for the next book, so I‘ll definitely be reading it. I‘m also desperate for a proper romantic finale like in all Jane Austen books. It is a mystery book, but one can hope. Also, “my” Willoughby isn‘t as bad.

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I didn‘t know anything about Dolly Alderton before reading this book. I loved this book anyway. She is funny, caring and authentic. I loved the chapters that listed “Everything I know about love at”. I‘m not a millennial so there were things I didn‘t relate too but it didn‘t matter. I completely enjoyed this read and think I might purchase this book so that I can always have her recipes. There are so many gems in this book. Read it and love her!

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I really enjoyed this book. I haven‘t read the others in the series but I will go back and read them now. I found the first few chapters a little confusing because I could tell the author was trying to catch me up to the 4 previous books, but once we got properly into the story I loved it. I really liked the chemistry between the main characters and their strong personalities. The mystery was decent and the side characters were excellent.