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SonyaBeatty

SonyaBeatty

Joined September 2016

"The trouble with fiction," said John Rivers, "is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense."
Aldous Huxley

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A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White
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Big Chicas Don't Cry by Annette Chavez Macias
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Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
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Nightcrawling: A novel | Leila Mottley
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Looking forward to this one! Hoping to get to it this weekend. This was a #goodreadsgiveaway I just received! #beautifulcover And oh, yeah.... It's my 6th #litsyversary!

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Big Chicas Don't Cry | Annette Chavez Macias
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Current #audiobook 😊

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My sisters and I started a book club just for us. This was pick #2. If my sister hadn't picked it, I don't think I would've picked it up. I like pretty much all genres, but I read fantasy less often. I ended up really enjoying it. Anxiously waiting to read book 2 in the series, because we said we wouldn't move on until we have our book club discussion for this one. One sister isn't finished yet... 😕

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Audiobook started today. 😊📚🎶

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks good! 5mo
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Everything Must Go | Camille Pagn
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“You say you don‘t know the right choice, but I think you do. The answer‘s already in you. You just have to find the courage to say it out loud.”

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Everything Must Go | Camille Pagn
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"What I didn‘t know then was that every time you defer your dream, it grows a bit weaker, a little less urgent, until one day you‘ve all but forgotten it‘s there. Really, if Belle hadn‘t died, I wonder if anything about my life would‘ve changed. I didn‘t have what I really desired. But things were easy, and you can almost mistake that for happiness."

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Everything Must Go | Camille Pagn
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"Just think, each person you see has an entire life, filled with experiences and thoughts and people you‘ll never know about."

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So true 💚 5mo
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Is anyone else having issues with the Litsy app? It's been about 3 weeks since I could use it. I'm currently logged in on a web browser. #litsybugs 💻 😑

SonyaBeatty Back up and running now! 🥰 6mo
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Finally getting around to this...

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The Highland Fling | Meghan Quinn
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So far The Highland Fling is another fun and breezy read and has some humorous moments. I can't seem to stop lately. I have 4 books I'm currently in the middle of reading. It's an enjoyable problem. I can't seem to stop myself from starting another before finishing more than one of them. Ebooks... audiobooks... I'm supposed to be reading a paperback also but I keep putting it off. Gotta have a book for all possibly reading opportunities. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Everything You Are | Kerry Anne King
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I enjoyed this. I've read a few of her books and I like the magical racism threaded throughout some of them. This story has some of that element. It's something a little different than my normal reading.

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Roommaid | Sariah Wilson
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If you're looking for a cute, fluffy, quick-reading romance, try this. It was purely feel-good enjoyment. 💝

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Everything You Are | Kerry Anne King
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“Are you okay?” Braden‘s voice startles her back into the car, out of the nonexistent conversation with someone long deceased. “Fine,” she says, but she hasn‘t been less fine in years. Braden‘s expression says he knows full well she‘s holding back. She waits for him to push her, to call her on her shit, remind her that “fine” stands for “fucked up, insecure, neurotic, and emotional.” But he doesn‘t. “Fair enough,” he says.

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Currently reading...

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Everything You Are | Kerry Anne King
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The Other Wife | Claire McGowan
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"But I realised now that some people were just so good at lying that you not only believed them, you actually did your best to. You so much want to believe that what they tell you is true, you do the lying for them."

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One Year Gone: A Novel | Avery Bishop
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I read this one pretty quick. It kept my interest the whole way through. Sort of an unexpected ending.

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180 Seconds | Jessica Park
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Overall, I enjoyed reading this but it wasn't without flaws. Parts were a little unrealistic, but if emotion is what you're going for it has that. Love and loss.

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I picked up this book as part of #WorldBookDay on Kindle. I really enjoyed this memoir. I read/listened to it about an equal amount of time. It's a bonus though that the author performed the audio, which I didn't realize at first. I think that the author did a great job making the reader visualize what her experience was like. Being that today is #EarthDay, I feel like this is a perfect book for climate change and environmental awareness.

Blueberry I got this one also. 7mo
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"I remember my life before, when animals were just animals, and I hate myself for it. How could I have ever thought this? And how could I have ever thought I was any different from them?"

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“All I‘m saying is you can‘t do anything about the past. But it doesn‘t really exist. Memories are just a mind manipulation to keep you tethered to something that‘s no longer there. Free yourself and let it go.” I am so tired of holding my pieces together. I need the superglue.

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Moment in Time | Suzanne Redfearn
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Latest audiobook... I grabbed this book before realizing it was a follow-up to In An Instant, which I really enjoyed. There's no mention in the synopsis of this book relating to that one. So far so good. 22% in.

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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"Maybe it doesn‘t matter whether something is a coincidence or a sign. Maybe the best way to cope with the loss of the people we love is to find them in as many places and things as we possibly can. And in the off chance that the people we lose are still somehow able to hear us, maybe we should never stop talking to them."

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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"Here‘s what you‘re gonna do. You‘re gonna read every book in this library. Pretty soon you‘ll start to live in the lavish worlds inside these books, rather than the bleak world inside this prison." ... "So, you decide right now, right here. Are you gonna live in your sadness or are you gonna die in it?”

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He wants my full attention. 🐈‍⬛🤍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 😽😽😽 12mo
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"Funny, how you can have a million happy moments staring you in the face, and still you haven‘t budged from the original problem that had plagued you since you were five. Where is my real family, and why did they give me away?"

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Mustard Seed | Laila Ibrahim
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This is a great follow-up to Yellow Crocus. I enjoyed the continuation of the characters and their families. I found it interesting how they reacted to and thought about the state of the country after the end of the Civil War. I think that it showed points of view that typically aren't thought of.

Book 2 of 3

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Golden Poppies | Laila Ibrahim
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“Jordan, when you first born, you cry and the folks around you have smiles on they faces. If you live you life right, when you die you have a smile on you face and the folks surroundin‘ you have tears in they eyes.”

Book 3 of 3

Soubhiville ❤️ nice quote. 2y
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Yellow Crocus | Laila Ibrahim
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I absolutely loved this story. The story was intriguing, emotional, and disturbing in some ways. The treatment of some of the slaves is heartbreaking. The two main characters of Lisbeth and Mattie really pulled me in. I can't wait to see how the next book ties in. This is the 1st in a series of 3 books.

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Latest audiobook started this morning... reviews aren't the greatest so here's hoping for an enjoyable read. 🤞

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One by One | Ruth Ware
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Anyone else finding this book hard to get into? I love Ruth Ware but it seems like each of her books has been getting a little worse than the previous one. I hope something starts to happen soon that draws me in. So far, I hate how the book started with bios about these unlikable characters and it hasn't improved much from there.😕

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Summer Hours: A Novel | Amy Mason Doan
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Started a new paperback book last night. 🤓

I liked her first book Summer List so I figured I'd give this a shot. Yes, a day after the first day of fall...😆 if only summer lasted forever!

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Yesterday was my 4th #Litsyversary! 🎉

My first Litsy post ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️

I haven't been on here much lately unfortunately but I've still been reading! It's fun to browse to get some reading ideas and, of course, cram in all the book content I can!

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Current audiobook ☝️

Lsmoore43 I loved this book. It's very good. Enjoy! 2y
booksandsympathy I have this on Kindle and it sounds so good. I need to read it soon. 2y
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"Hating never fixed anything. It seems simple, but most things are. We just complicate them. We spend our lives complicating what we would do better to accept. Because in acceptance, we put our energies into transcendence."

Lsmoore43 This was the best book. I loved it! 2y
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In an Instant | Suzanne Redfearn
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This was similar to other books such as If I Stay. I feel like it had it's own perspective though. It was emotional, captivating, and kept you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't stop reading it!

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In an Instant | Suzanne Redfearn
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"I‘ve always believed regret is the most difficult emotion to live with, but in order to have regret, you need to have a conscience: an interesting paradox that allows the worst of us to suffer the least in the aftermath of wrongdoing."

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In an Instant | Suzanne Redfearn
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"Regret is a tough emotion to live with, impossible to move on from, because what‘s done is done."

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In an Instant | Suzanne Redfearn
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"Regret is a tough emotion to live with, impossible to move on from, because what‘s done is done."

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"If I‘m lucky, all is not lost. And if I‘m not, I‘ve wasted years on woolgathering and dandelion wishes."

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The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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When you're on hour 5 of a power outage... 🤓📚

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A Girl Divided | Ellen Lindseth
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Current audiobook.

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Currently reading.

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After Nightfall | A. J. Banner
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Current audiobook. I've really been listening to a lot of audiobooks. It's just so calming to listen while driving. I seem to have the most time to myself in the car, so I might as well try to enjoy it. Just started this one this morning!

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The House Girl | Tara Conklin
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I haven't posted in 4 months! 😳 I haven't stopped reading though. Currently reading: The House Girl. It's good so far. Can't wait to see how their stories intersect.

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I'm so glad that I bought The Summer Garden (#3 in the series) already, because I need to immediately start reading the next one.

This was different than the first one, but it was still great. This part of their story is so different from the first part and the writing style reflects that.

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Tendentiously. Not a word you come across everyday.

rretzler 3y
KarouBlue ♥️ ♥️ this series! 3y
SonyaBeatty @MellieAntoinette I'm loving it!! 3y
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Wish Me Home | Kay Bratt
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Next on the audiobook list is this. I like that I can go back and forth between listening and reading. So far so good.

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When We Were Worthy | Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
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This seemed like lighter reading at first, but there were multiple points of view told through the book. Many of them were adults, so it didn't feel like YA, like I originally expected.

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"Memory‐‐‐that fiend, that cruel enemy of comfort."

How true.