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ShelleyBooksie

ShelleyBooksie

Joined July 2018

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Pickpick

I really like the premise of this series (mobile vet) and I really like the cast of supporting characters. A good "whodunit." I had a hard time liking the main character during some points as she is very self-centered. That being said, I will check out the next book in the series.

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Wherever She Goes | K.L. Armstrong
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I was not sure the first few chapters but after that the book really grew on me and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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This book! I could put it down - the mystery was really catching and the author kept me on the edge of my seat. The end did leave me wanting to know a lot more - so this would be a 4 rather than 5 star for me.

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Unseen | Karin Slaughter
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Mehso-so

This author's writing is a bit gory for my taste but the characters and storylines are so interesting that I keep reading her books. I enjoyed the short story at the end of this book (title" busted) more than the novel itself.

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Excellent anthology. I really enjoyed all of the stories and discovered some new authors.

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What a book. I loved the character of Nina and everything that she experiences. A character rich book with an engrossing story line. Now I know why this book got such hype. It is worth it!

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The End of the Alphabet | CS Richardson
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@Tianarose , @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , @TheKidUpstairs - I am tardy sending my last lmlbc round 5 book out. It went in the mail today :)

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1. Tulip
2. The Woman Left Behind
3. Shetland
4. I do not read a lot.of poetry but enjoyed The Sun and Her Flowers
@Rudis and @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

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The End of the Alphabet | CS Richardson
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1. Urban Allies
2. Arm chair expert - Dax is funny
3. The end of the alphabet - my hubby is not a reader but this book was a neat concept and I told him about it

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Panpan

This one was a "meh" for me. The story really lagged in places (lots of unneeded description) and nothing really wraps up at the end - more like a fizzle.

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The Missing | C. L. Taylor
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Interesting "whodunit" with everyone cast in a suspicious light. Ending was not quite the twist I had hoped for but still good. An overall fast and interesting read.

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I really enjoyed this book. Best action/romance I have read in ages. Had just the right amount of steam. Recommend!

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Shelter in Place | Nora Roberts
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Enjoyed this Nora Robert's stand alone story. I found that the villain died rather easily but otherwise I enjoyed the storyline and the characters were fantastic.

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I really enjoy the Sheriff Joanna Brady series and this one did not disappoint! A good mystery with interesting characters.

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Excellent plot and great characters. The romance was a little traditional for me, I prefer steam to soulmate searching, but I look forward to checking out the next book in the series. Reminds me a lot.of Nora Robert's style romantic trilogies.

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This one was a reread for me. Enjoyed it just as much the second time around. Temperance Brennan is one of my all time favourite characters.

TrishB Mine too 👍🏻 sad that it is unlikely there will be anymore. 2mo
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The 17th Suspect | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
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Solid 4 stars. I really enjoy this series and look forward to the next one.

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Best book mail club to join?

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Norah Robert's trilogies have a very set pattern but I still enjoy them immensely. I look forward to reading books 2 and 3.

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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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Anne Bishop is my favourite. I love this series and this book did not let me down. I was sad when the book ended as I want to know more about the characters and what is happening. If you like urban fantasy I highly recommend this series.

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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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Interesting read. I am still not sure how I feel about the characters of Erika and Clementine. Good insight into how an unfortunate event affects so many people and how they all process it differently. I think Vid and Tiffany could have their own book.

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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The first book I have read by this author. I found it a bit slow in places but I really enjoyed all of.the characters and the storyline.

Cpg Just read it‘s being made into a movie. Liane Moriarity is a great author- this wasn‘t my favorite of hers though. Found this one harder to believe.... (edited) 2mo
ShelleyBooksie @cpg - which book of hers is your fav? 2mo
Cpg @ShelleyBooksie I like most- What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist Love Story, Big Little Lies...trying to narrow it down! 2mo
Cpg @ShelleyBooksie oh and The Husband‘s Secret! And The Last Anniversary....See??? I like them all!! 2mo
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Double Blind | Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
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Interesting whodunit. Still unsure how I feel about the characters in this one. I am intrigued enough that I will read the next one in the series.

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Disclaimer: I have not yet read this series in order. This book is my favourite so far. I love the author's description of life in a small town and her characters are so rich, each with multiple layers. There was also an excellent mystery.

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Hand of Evil | J.A. Jance
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Mehso-so

This one was only OK for me. I do not love the main character - Ali Reynolds- but the secondary characters are really interesting.

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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Very much enjoyed the setting of this story - nature can be brutal. Characters were very interesting and I really enjoyed the ending.

Pricel101 Good review, stacked! I love her writing but had so-so feelings on The Dry, how bout you? ☀️😑 3mo
ShelleyBooksie Hi @Pricel101 - I felt the same. I really enjoy her writing style. This one was my favourite book she has written so far. 3mo
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The Masked Truth | Kelley Armstrong
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Edge of my seat read. YA and I really enjoyed it. Shed light on young people dealing with mental illness. Would recommend.

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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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A faced paced mystery that was a real page turner! I thoroughly enjoyed.

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Enjoyed this book! There were times that I really did not like the main character but the supporting characters are very interesting. A unique take on magic.

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The characters in this book are very rich and I love the depiction of a small town in the fall. The mystery kept me guessing! I look for forward to more of this series.

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King's Cage | Victoria Aveyard
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Enjoyed book three in this series. Some additional characters points of view were shared and it really enriched the story. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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What a book! I normally devour books but this one was a slower, savoury read. Her writing is powerful and so relatable. Although I took this book out from the library - I will be purchasing it. The last paragraph of the book gave me goosebumps. Loved it.

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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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Excellent thriller. This book had an interesting cast of characters and delicious tension. Kept me guessing until the end and I was sad when the book finished - I wanted to know more!

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

The word I would use to describe this book is dreary. It's set in a cold and unwelcoming town, the people are described as grey skinned and watery eyed and the book has a very dark feel. I was disappointed with the end - I thought it would be more dramatic.

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Mission Impawsible | Krista Davis
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Light hearted and fun. A cute whodunit.

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Shit My Dad Says | Justin Halpern
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Funny, down to earth book. This was a light hearted and refreshing read.

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Princess | James Patterson, Rees Jones
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Mehso-so

I've read a lot of James Patterson. This one was a "meh" for me - I was not drawn into the story.

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Watcher in the Woods | Kelley Armstrong
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I love Kelley Armstrong. The 4th book in the Rockton series does not disappoint. I look forward to learning more about this town and it's residents.

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Lunenburg | Lunenburg Historical Society, Inge H. Hunter, G. Barry Whitcomb
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Mehso-so

Lunenburg by Keith Baker (not in Litsy database). Crime fiction. Slow storyline and character development to start but once the book gets going it gets interesting and I did not predict the guilty party.

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Elevation | Stephen King
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What a book! A beautiful story with an amazing cast of characters. I do not read a lot of Mr. Kings work as I am a wimp when it comes to scary stories but I l love his writing style. I would highly recommend this book.

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Cop Town: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Although I finished the book this one was a pan for me. I was not invested in the characters and I found the language very stilted at times. Overall a "meh."

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@Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

Canadian titles: Dance Me Outside, The Saturday Night Ghost Club, The Night Shift and Still Life.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have not read any of these! This is going to be fun! 5mo
TheKidUpstairs I haven't read any of these, looks like a good selection! 5mo
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Shit My Dad Says | Justin Halpern
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@Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

Here are my choices - I own two and have two on my to acquire list. Interested to hear of you have read any.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I haven't read any. But I think only one is a Canadian author. Unless I'm wrong or you didn't want to follow that theme. 5mo
ShelleyBooksie Oh shoot - I totally missed that we were doing Canadian Authors (fun!). I will go back to the drawing board. 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego As long as that theme is ok with you! 5mo
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#cupidsgonepostal - thank you so much @BookishMarginalia for organizing this swap and to my amazing cupid!! I was thoroughly spoiled and I cannot wait to dive into the books. My little one was very excited for the candy. Thank you for making my day!!!

writerlibrarian Glad you enjoyed the 📚 and goodies. 5mo
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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
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I am really enjoying this series. Book 2 was excellent - an interesting cast of f supporting characters and a deepening exploration of the main characters and their conflicts. I cannot wait to read the next book!

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Missing | Kelley Armstrong
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Delicious thriller of a book! Although YA it kept me guessing until the very end! I really enjoyed the characters and storyline.

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Aftermath | Kelley Armstrong
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Excellent YA book focusing on the family members of a school shooting. The characters were in depth and the book moved at a fast pace. I would recommend.

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Although I feel like I would have gotten a lot more out of this book if I had started with #1 in the series, I still really enjoyed it. The characters are fantastic and I enjoyed the mystery. I will check out other books in this series for sure.

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My CupidGoesPostal package arrived today. I am sooo excited!! Thank you @writerlibrarian and thank you for organizing @BookishMarginalia . I cannot wait to open on Feb 14!

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Spooky, fast-paced and engrossing. Interesting lead character - strong willed but young and disorganized. I enjoyed this book.