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ShellBell1021

ShellBell1021

Joined September 2016

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Annual devotional done!

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All These Beautiful Strangers | Elizabeth Klehfoth
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Story was engaging enough to keep me reading, but not quite the page turner I expected.

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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And just like that I'm done and will need to get back to being patient for the next one to be released 🙄 I know some people are against the Robin & Strike romantic drama, but I really can't wait to see where things go...

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Next up! I've only been waiting for this foreverrrrrr. ♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏🙏

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I'm ready for the movie now! I felt like I missed the time when everyone was reading this, so happy to catch up. Def going to grab the next one in the series..

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Well this was great! Much more steamy than I originally expected... Can this be a movie please?

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What you read while nursing a newborn all night long...

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Our House | Louise Candlish
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One of the better mystery/thrillers I've read this year. Pleasant surprise!

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Non-fiction on audio is my jam. Now I need to know more. Does an updated documentary on this exist?

keys_on_fire I have found that following fiction in audiobooks is too difficult for me. Probably because I‘m usually listening while in the car! Nonfiction/biographies are so much easier! 10mo
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Dear Aaron | Mariana Zapata
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This was an impulse Kindle purchase for a couple of bucks... It quickly turned into the fastest 500 pages I've read in awhile! I'm assuming there is more from this author I need to investigate...

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The Year of the Gadfly | Jennifer Miller
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This may have to be my last unsuccessful attempt to relive my experience with The Secret History. I probably need to accept that it's not going to happen and settle for a re-read soon!

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Ghosted: A Novel | Rosie Walsh
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Another one down! I think pushing past the slow-ish start is worth it. The twists start coming :)

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My Oxford Year | Julia Whelan
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This exceeded my expectations! Don't let the cute cover deceive you, this packs an emotional punch. Perfect summer read!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this more, but this audiobook took me forever to get through. Maybe mythology isn't my thing?? Beautiful writing, but felt slowwww.

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Hopeless | Colleen Hoover
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Colleen Hoover is my go to when I need something I know I can get sucked into and finish in a day or two. I think Maybe Someday will always be my favorite, but I flew through this one anyway. Serious instalove, but I can get past that!

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Neverworld Wake | Marisha Pessl
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This wasn't Night Film....

Still a very creative storyline. Will be interested in what Pessl does next.

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Slightly more about the author's trainwreck relationships than actual health issues...

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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It took me a long time to get around to this one, but Ove was a delight!

TheBookKeepers Loved this one too! 12mo
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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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My first read by Katherine Center and I'm tempted to pick up another! This was great ♥️

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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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Lazy Sunday with my furry friend 🐶

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Say You'll Stay | Corinne Michaels
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My favorite audible romance pick to date! Great second chance story that takes place in a small town.

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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This one started off strong, but by the end I kinda didn't care what was happening 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 12mo
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Took a break from mystery thrillers, but jumping back in with this one!

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I think this one was worth the hype! Author's character building skills are SO good...

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Better late than never....??!

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I loved the parts about Leslie's own addiction and recovery, but be warned there is A LOT of content around other authors and their addictions. It often felt like talking just for the sake of talking...a little all over the place.

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I'm always chasing the next The Secret History. This wasn't that same level of magic for me, yet definitely still worth a read if you like novels centered around a group of college friends.

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Much sweeter than the risque cover and title would lead you to believe 😉♥️

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Cake: A Love Story | J. Bengtsson
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This one flew by! Second pick from Audible Romance package.

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Getting Schooled | Emma Chase
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Audible Romance free trial.... Yes please! This one was fun. Nothing groundbreaking, but did it make my commute more steamy? Absolutely!

Also Zachary Webber is the BEST.

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Sometimes YA fantasy intimidates me because there is so much to learn about the world and a million characters to keep track of... But this one felt simple in a good way! Will keep it on my radar for when the next one comes out.

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Happy Sunday!

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I usually try to steer clear of long audiobooks, but started this 16 hour pick this morning! Listened to first chapter and so far so good...

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Not That I Could Tell | Jessica Strawser
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My second vacation read was another neighborhood drama. Slightly predictable, but an enjoyable cast of ladies.

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The Family Next Door | Sally Hepworth
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An obvious choice for those who liked Big Little Lies!

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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Next up!

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Mehso-so

This one is tough because so many people love this book and family sagas are usually my thing, but I felt like I was waiting for something big to happen throughout the entire story. Beautiful writing, but lacking action to keep things plugging forward.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Oprah book club picks are not automatic reads for me, but this one sure was good! Loved the switching POVs and the parts written in epistolary style.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Hoping to finish this one over the next couple of nights. Moves faster than I was expecting! Even with a deep plot this one is super readable.

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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This has been on my TBR list forever. Finally getting around to it on audio!

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Everyone is reading this right? I didn't want to feel left out anymore. It's worth a read. Is it my favorite thriller ever?...nahhhh. Last review of catching up on my 2018 reads. Off to grab my two holds from the library this evening 👍

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Finished this one over a couple of days. Definitely twisty eeeeek.

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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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My favorite of the year so far. Bring your tissues!

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Jenny Han attempt #2. Enjoyed this one more than The Summer I Turned Pretty.

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Jenny Han attempt #1...

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Crossed one more off the celebrity memoir list. Maybe I would have appreciated this more of I was a bigger SNL fan.

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The Queen of Hearts | Kimmery Martin
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Cover love! Medical drama. Yes please.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Meh. Not my favorite in this genre.

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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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How many Taylor Jenkins Reid books can I love in one year 😁♥️

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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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I just wanted more from this. Maybe my expectations were too high?