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Sarahj87

Sarahj87

Joined May 2016

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This sounds like me 😬

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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Prepared ✈️

EvieBee 👍🏽 3y
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Mehso-so

Parts of this I found interesting but by the end she kept referencing her books (that I haven't read) and I just wanted to hurry up and finish.
#audiobook

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Really enjoyed this on audio! Will say that sometimes I just wish authors would tie up their stories in a neat little bow more instead of leaving you wondering about the characters you have grown to love. Probably less impactful that way but I want to know what actually happened to Nadia!

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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First page. There's something about this sentence that I just love.

Enzyme17 I found it really hard to get through the first few chapters! 3y
Sarahj87 @Enzyme17 I may have only made it to page 2 that day 😬 3y
Enzyme17 Ah ok I'm glad! I found the first bit tricky but then I got into it! What did you feel about him sleeping with her, but then going back to his wife? I felt a bit like he had his cake and ate it?! @Sarahj87 3y
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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Almost bailed on this one halfway through but read a spoiler for how it ends and decided to keep going. I guess I'm glad I finished it but it felt like a bit of a chore.
#audiobook

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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So I'm just over halfway through this book and found out who the kidnapper is and I've lost all interest. Do I continue??

Sylvilel Yes. It's a bit more twisted than it appears👌🏻 3y
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
Mehso-so

First Agatha Christie novel, not bad. Rather entertaining but had a suspicion for quite some time on who the murderer was so the big reveal was not too surprising.

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Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
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I didn't expect I would enjoy this book but I was drawn in from the very first sentence. I loved the haunting passages, without anything happening you felt a foreboding for the main character. #bookclubread

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Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Packing time again 😁

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Some of the passages in this book hit close to home. Not loving it so far and wondering if that's why.

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The Spy: A novel | Paulo Coelho
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This could have been such a good book! Mata Hari had such an interesting life but somehow this book was so dull.

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Packing essentials

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The Middlesteins: A Novel | Jami Attenberg
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Overall a pick but near the end a couple new narrators were introduced which I thought took away from the rest of the book.

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The Middlesteins: A Novel | Jami Attenberg

Listening to this book while exercising is kind of a weird experience. The matriarch of this book is food obsessed and the descriptions about what she eats both motivates me to keep running while also making me hungry.

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Mehso-so

I liked the story that gave the book its name. Most of the other stories were ok and a couple I didn't enjoy. Still planning to continue trying out fiction collections, I'm liking being able to start and finish a story on my commute.

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She says to the man who is robbing the store she works at...

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Pickpick

Very quick read, I started it this afternoon and couldn't put it down. I fee like I'll be thinking about this book for quite some time.
#readharder

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The Fishermen: A Novel | Chigozie Obioma
Mehso-so

Interesting story but I got distracted/lost interest for some sections. #audiobook

shawnmooney For me this was one of the most overrated books I read last year. So-so, indeed! 3y
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Overall a good read 👍 Some stories I didn't enjoy but this book made me want to go find other short story collections

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Popped into the library to pickup my next bookclub read. With a lot of restraint I only left with 2 additional books 😁

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Current Read. Current listen.

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Pickpick

My first novella. Turned out to be a great first choice 😁
The story moves back and forth in time which I thought really worked for this story.

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing | Madeleine Thien
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This was a beautifully written book. I did find it a bit slow to start but the story quickly picked up.

I went back and forth between the audio and the actual book and enjoyed reading it in both formats.
#audiobook

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Mehso-so

Enjoyed sections of this book a lot and other sections not at all. I think overall it's still worth a read (or listen). #audiobook

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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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While I feel for Carol and Therese, I really disliked both their personalities and felt no connection to them. I did listen to the audiobook and I can't say for sure but I think even had I read the book I still would not have enjoyed it.

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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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Am I the only person who cannot stand these characters?

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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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Too many books on the go (for me)! Trying to decide which to focus on as I'm pretty much at the start of them all.

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So excited to listen to Trevor Noah read his book! I love him and I love the fact that the audiobook was free almost as much!

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Mehso-so

I did not enjoy the first half of this book and while the second half was better it was not enough to save the book for me.

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Ahh maybe halfway through this book and am not enjoying it 😣

Also, the mom who is a doctor saw a man punch his son twice. How did she not report that?! As a doctor aren't you legally and ethically obliged to report child abuse???

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
Mehso-so

This was a quick read but I kept hoping for more. I think I'll give the next book in the series a go as a friend raved about it.

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Bought myself some new (used) books, my treat for leaving the house today despite the rain ☔️

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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Loved the third book in the series! Locked myself up in my childhood bedroom today being very antisocial to find out who the killer is and it was so worth it. Can't wait for the 4th book next year!

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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Found my pile of Christmas reading on my mom's bookshelf 👍🎄🎅🏼

Nutmegnc Love Labyrinth!! 3y
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Was so excited to receive this email! Loved listening to the first book on audio. Have been missing this voice in my ear!

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The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Listening to this audiobook based on a recommendation from a post on @bookriot Excited to finally get around to this one

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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So excited to hear that Rachel McAdams narrated the Anne of Green Gables audiobook! I grew up with these books (and movies), looking forward to experiencing them anew.

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Perfect Tuesday evening: curled up on the couch with a tea, the fire going and about to start a new book 🙂

LauraJ I'm starting this tonight too! 3y
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Mehso-so

Although I finished this book very quickly, I wasn't super invested in it. I found it hard to follow the internal thought process of the main character which may have been the point but made it difficult for me to really like the book.

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This is how I'm survivng

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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Great read! I liked the structure of the book and how it helped unfold the mystery behind the crash. Also found the news coverage and sensationalism of the story spot on given what's been in the news recently.

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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Listening to my bookclub choice this month so I can get some knitting done.

I want to know what/who caused the crash! I'm so impatient and trying not to skip ahead.

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Starting my first non-non-fiction audiobook. Excited to listen to hours of Lin-Manuel Miranda :)

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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As an engineer, I do not actually identify with this.

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Pickpick

Would definitely recommend this book! Kept me well entertained... Maybe too entertained. My day off which was meant to be spent preparing for a trip was spent reading instead.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I listened to the audiobook of this one and I'm unsure if that is the best way to appreciate and learn from this book. Regardless, I think Between the World and Me is worth reading.

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Rainy day reading

Well-ReadNeck ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates

This investigation produced no information that would explain why Prince Jones would suddenly shift his ambitions from college to cop killing. This officer, given maximum power, bore minimal responsibility. He was charged with nothing. He was punished by no one. He was returned to his work.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Cooking, listening, learning.