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Simplykellyk

Simplykellyk

Joined March 2018

Coffee. Jesus. Books. And I‘m set.
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This book scared me a little. Based on a true story that tells about the horrific deeds of the Tennessee children‘s home. Children taken away from their homes and to think it‘s still happening today. It breaks every piece of my heart to know this story isn‘t real, but could be and there are so many stories like it. If you‘re into historical fiction. Give it a go. I don‘t think you‘ll regret it. It made me do a little extra reading of my own.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Freaked me out. Like bad. Like let‘s put it in the freezer freaked me out. I couldn‘t make myself stop. It was one of those like what the heck did I read and how in the world did I enjoy that... but I did. Like a lot. Even though it freaked me out a little. The end... man. If you like a good thriller and enjoy A little romance to go along with it 10/10 recommend

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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“Be that girl. Brave and bold” ❤️ I hope that I‘m never put in this situation. I hope that I have as much courage and determination as lily.

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Hello, Universe | Erin Entrada Kelly
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If you‘re looking for a juvenile read that‘s easy and packed full of adorable characters that are pulled together by the universe: this book is for you. I am attempting to read newberry honor and award winning books every other book that I read. I‘m super pumped about reading this one. I loved it so much. Until the next one.

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Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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Horrifying story watered down to make you really be thankful for other places than a 11x 11 room. Jack tells the story of Room. The world. That‘s what he thinks. He has no concept of the outside. That scares me the most because of the child/human trafficking that happens all over the world. How many children could tell this story?
My only complaint: 300 pages of a 5 year old telling the story.

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Tune It Out | Jamie Sumner
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Loved this cute story about a girl who is trying to figure out her life with a sensory processing disorder.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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When I first started this book, I was like oh my goodness what I have I done. Ove is a grumpy old man and kinda unpleasant. But the more I read, the more I grew to love Ove and didn‘t want the book to end 💙

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Midnight without a Moon | Linda Williams Jackson
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This book was picked for our battle of the books. I found it be a very eye opening book about Mississippi back in the day of Jim Crow laws and just plain horror. It‘s a book that reminds me how far we have come and that we can‘t stop. Beautifully written book.

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Star Wars: Vader Down | Jason Aaron
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I seriously feel like a teen boy reading comics. But they are so easy and really intrigue my love for all things Star Wars ❤️ again. Not the best thing ever. But I love the next part of this Vader story

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Twisted | Laurie Halse Anderson
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On another cold wintery morning, I finished up this book. If you haven‘t read it, 10/10 recommend. It is the perfect real teen story. Tyler is the story that I‘ve lived through in my teen years. Tyler is the story that I witness every day as a teacher. I love this book. I love the raw and real. I‘m usually all about the fantasy. But this book. Man... just read it. You won‘t regret it. Then read Laurie‘s novel speak and thank me later.

TheNeverendingTBR The mug! 😍 11mo
Simplykellyk @TheNeverendingTBR 😬 it‘s my fave!! 11mo
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Shadows and Secrets | Kieron Gillen
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On a cold, frozen wintery day my Star Wars loving heart sat down and read this comic. Was it the best thing ever? No. But I enjoyed it all the same ❤️💙

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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Sweet sweet read. ❤️ recommended by our librarian. It had been on my to-read anyway. So I did it. I don‘t regret it. Ivan the mighty silver back gorilla dreams of being with those like him. He sets aim to help himself and ruby escape from their cages. This shows that sometimes the best intentions aren‘t always the right intentions. I love it. 10/10 recommend.

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Library was getting rid of these comic books and my nerdy side was so so so pumped. ❤️ not original Star Wars. But 💯 fun to read for Star Wars fans. Set in a time right after the Death Star is blown up, Vader is on a mission to restore his good name to the Sith Lord. If you like comics, you‘ll enjoy it. Just like all comics, it‘s short and easy to follow.

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Guts | Raina Telgemeier
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I realized last year I read the first two of these and that our library didn‘t have this or it was checked out and I found it tonight on my online library so I checked it out. Not bad. I like the easy that are graphic novels. All about stomach issues and anxiety. Which is comical and real so I appreciate that. If you have a spare 30 mins, it‘s fun for sure. I love the artwork the best!

pehtinhenry@psoebrookside.org I love this book. Thanks for making it. 😁 11mo
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New Kid | Jerry Craft
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This book really opened my eyes as a teacher. It really made me think of the diverse kids that I have. I hope and I pray that nothing I say or do makes them feel out of place. I pray that I can love them all equally no matter where they come from 💙 I‘m getting into the graphic novels. They are super cool and I love the artwork. Pictured is my favorite page from the book!

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Wildcard | Marie Lu
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I have never been more thankful for a library card and access online. I also read this book in about 2 days. I couldn‘t get enough of it. I love sci-fi. So. Much. Perfect end to this series and proof that power can corrupt even the best of intentions. #Wildcard

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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This is the kind of book that makes me think. The one where I sit back and look at the world around us. A sci-fi novel where the world is obsessed with a fictional world and plays a game to escape reality. I feel like in our technology world, some of us are too sucked in to our technology. I ate this book up and finished in like 2 days because I couldn‘t put it down. Stay tuned for review of book #2

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Moo | Sharon Creech
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I‘m not a fan of poetry. I liked this book okay though. If it would have been any longer, I may not have been able to finish. It was a cute story and the methods that she used made it fun to read. So I did finish. But it was hard. If you‘re looking for an easy read, this is it. I read the whole thing in about an hour.

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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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I‘m gonna admit that I‘m a conservative and that I‘m not always on board with open boarders. But reading this book opened my eyes and made me really think about how there are times when we must abandon that and be willing to help out. 3 different stories. All with the same goal. I loved this book and it was such an easy read. Again. For book club. Older middle schoolers would fit this book a little better just so they can understand.

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Next on the list for battle of the books, a nonfiction book. I was skeptical. I‘m not a huge fan of nonfiction. But this book held its own. I have a lot of respect for military men and I‘m so thankful for people like Craig that are willing to fight. I enjoyed his sweet story of finding Fred and how they literally saved each other. Make sure for younger readers to get the young readers edition. There isn‘t any language and content is appropriate

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One recommended to me by my librarian friend ❤️ cute sweet read. Very easy to keep up with. I loved the free spirit of coyote and her journey to reconnect with her past. I love how it shares her heart for others. Definitely recommend for older middle school children because of some deeper subject matter.

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I am so pleased this one was on our list for battle of the books. Such a cute story of a girl who is freakishly smart in math. 10/10 recommend for middle school readers. 💙

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Return | Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
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I haven‘t done a good job reviewing what I‘ve read, so I‘ll apologize now for the overload. I love Karen. And I love this series. I‘m so glad that I have revisited them as I‘ve had time. ❤️ true work of beautiful Christian fiction and I‘m ready for the next one after I‘m finished reading for our book club.

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10/10 for young readers again. I loved getting to read about Aven! Such a beautiful story of never giving up and just embracing what makes you, you.

JamieArc I loved this one too. I still think about it a year later. And think I heard a sequel is coming! 2y
Simplykellyk @JamieArc I heard that too! I can‘t wait! I also can‘t wait to encourage some of the kids at school to read this book! 2y
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Al Capone Does My Shirts | Gennifer Choldenko
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I have taken a bit of a break from reading... sadly. You know... life happens. But this was a great jump back into reading. I love young adult books and this one was such a fun read!! Moose, you da bomb!

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Mousetrap | Agatha Christie
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After reading the play I want to watch it preformed. Christie has such a way with her mysteries. Keeps me on the literal edge of my seat every time.

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Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Very raw. Very very good. I love a good nonfiction. Jarrett does an amazing job telling the story of his childhood. I love a good overcoming story. How you CAN overcome coming from a broken family with the right tools. Perfect YA graphic Novel

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What the Night Sings | Vesper Stamper
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YA lit, this has been my fave class in school so far. And this book has definitely been my favorite that I‘ve been forced to read since the View From Saturday. Story of a Holocaust survivor through her music. HUGE fan of the illustrations used in this book as well.

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I‘m usually not one to read books that have a lot of build up and enjoy them. But I really enjoyed reading about the marsh girl. It was certainly a perfect summer read.

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Remember | Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
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“We must remember how to love, remember what‘s important, and remember God‘s truth as it applies to our relationships.”
As I sit here in this library today and finish this book I can‘t help but remember how important my God is in my life. How important it is to incorporate God into my relationships. I love this series. And as I always say, I love KK! ❤️

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Being sick and stuck at home had some advantages. This was an easy read and super hilarious. Everything breaks lose from the very beginning when Niks boyfriend proposes to her at a dodgers game 😂 literally one of my worst nightmares 🤦🏽‍♀️ the refusal and the learning to deal with life after the proposal is so good! If you‘re not a person who likes language (me) there is some. And some PG-13 sexual content. But very well written and sooo good.

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Sarah's Song | Karen Kingsbury
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I love kk. This story is about love and how precious it is. It took me long enough to finish this book with life and craziness. But I LOVED reading about Sarah and her song. The verse Proverbs 4:23 plays a huge role in this story and even plays a huge role in life and love. It‘s so important to guard your heart in everything. God gave Sarah her song and a Heart to love. What a beautifully written story ❤️

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Esperanza Rising | Pam Muanoz Ryan
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What a beautifully told story about a girl who has everything and in an instant, everything is taken away.
Starting over in the United States as a peasant after living a life of luxury in Mexico would be so difficult. Esperanza faces many challenges and has to overcome so much.
I loved this story. No matter what happens, never be afraid to just simply start over. It makes my heart happy that this book is read in our 5th grade. ❤️

Mitch Hi Kelly...welcome to the wonderful world of Litsy! 3y
Simplykellyk @Mitch thank! So glad to be here! ❤️ 3y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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“her believe that it‘s better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces....”
After seeing everyone‘s reaction to the movie, I had to see what the big deal was. You‘ll all be happy to know, book is 1000x better than the movie.

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Redemption | Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
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I thought I read this book back in the day, but after the ending I‘m not too sure. What a story full of sorrow and hurt and true redemption. This is a story of a woman with a cheating husband bound and determined to honor her vow to God to stay married to him. Tears. So many tears I have cried at the hands of this paperback...

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“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”

One of my absolute favorite Christmas stories. ❤️

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This was super cool to think about all the reading things I got to do ❤️ Super fun!

RealLifeReading You did great! 😀 3y
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Maggie's Miracle: A Novel | Karen Kingsbury
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If you need a sweet reminder to believe in love and Christmas miracles this one is for you. Thank you KK for a beautiful love story.
“Love. Real love is kind and good and comes from the Bible. A sort of love that never ends.”

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A Baxter Family Christmas | Karen Kingsbury
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Getting to hear one of your favorite authors share the whole first chapters of one of her best books is enough to make anyone smile this big. Love you big KK. God is so good.

InnerSavvy It would be great to meet KK. 3y
Simplykellyk @InnerSavvy she is precious. It was so much fun to meet her. 3y
BookDragon25 Aww thats awesome you met her thats my goal one day to meet her and Beverly Lewis 13mo
Simplykellyk @BookDragon25 I hope you get to! Both of them! It was such an amazing night to meet Karen Kingsbury! She‘s super sweet! I would also like to meet Beverly Lewis. Because of my high school librarian, I read a ton of her books! 13mo
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Gideon's Gift: A Novel | Karen Kingsbury
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I‘m a huge KK fan, so i always feel so biased when I say I love one of her books. (probably because they are fabulous!) I love the faith aspect and the positive outcome of everyone of these books. Gideons gift warmed my heart with the faith of a little girl who believed in the power of Jesus Christ. Cheesy? Probably. But I loved it all the same. Love love Karen! what an excellent Christmas time read.

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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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Lol at my book choices. Thanks brother for ruining my life with Greek and now Roman gods. I can‘t even take it. I loved the Percy Jackson series and now, I gotta finish this dang series to make sure that Jason properly saves the world. I find riordans Roman/Greek conflict so neat. Definitely something worth reading if you‘re into this sort of thing.

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I started this book about this time last year and flew through this book. I picked it back up off the shelf and relieved a few of the moments. I love a good mystery. I remember having to read the end like 4 times because I didn‘t believe what happened. That‘s what I call jaw dropping good.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! 3y
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I‘m ready for this series. I‘m ready to feed the Disney obsession that lies within. After of course I read a few that I have already started. #Disney #TwistedTales #SimplyLoveBooks

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I think that the reason I found this book so interesting is that this is a story that in some form is happening every day. One of the most important take away I got is that no matter where you‘re from or who you are, you still live. This story might make you mad. It may make you think. It may make you change your perspective. Just beware that this isn‘t the book for the closed minded. If you‘re up for the challenge, I HIGHLY recommend this book.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This book is life changing. Halfway through and I read this quote and I questioned a lot of the logic behind this thought. It‘s funny how this is so true. Bad things happen to good people. That‘s just how the world works. But we cant quit. And we certainly cant lose hope in people and doing the right thing. Powerful.

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Percy Jackson 5 - The Last Olympian | Bestsellers - Books USA Press
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Finally I said YES!! I‘m almost finished with Percy Jackson and then I was informed there was a whole other series that went along with these books that I had to read. Best one yet. Gods, I‘ll never be finished with Percy... Apollo, please help me to fight through reading the rest of these books! Or Athena, ares? Gods I don‘t remember.

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Only took me like a week while taking 2 college classes to finish this one. I never ever want to go in a maze ever again. Thanks Percy.

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The Titan's Curse | Rick Riordan
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Curse you Percy Jackson. Oh wait, it‘s taken care of. I‘ve come this far, might as well finish...

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Can‘t stop won‘t stop. Cyclops and action and weird monsters. Sounds like a pick of a teen boy right?

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Can‘t even won‘t even, here is where my obsession with a weird teenage boy all began. Loved loved this book and wanted to keep on reading. Thanks brother for making me. Now I gotta figure out all the Greek mythology.

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