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Red stack - all to be read 😉 where to start?

Prairiegirl_reading Dark matter is a super quick, fun read. The nickel boys is excellent but a much tougher read. Both excellent in their own way. 3d
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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“A summer evening glaze of gold varnish coated our yard with the fat frog fountain and that shitty little smug-faced gnome that I‘ve been trying to sabotage since I moved in. And then Big Jim‘s eyeball fell out. Like, fell the fuck out of his head.”⁣

😂😂😂 I think I‘m going to enjoy this...⁣

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Congratulations Booker Prize winners!! What do you think of the result?

jhod Perfect!
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Aimeesue 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1w
BarbaraBB As I said in reaction to other post I think Atwood winning was a set-up and it degrades Evaristo to a second place. 1w
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Because I have #noshelfcontrol I have already acquired enough books this month for a #bookhaul

Mostly new releases but a few backlist books thrown in for good measure. Have you read any of these yet? ⁣

#bookstack

ReadingOver50 Only read the Institute but heard good things about Imaginary Friend 2w
Redwritinghood None, but they‘re all on my tbr. 2w
Tonton Lovely stack❣️ 2w
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Tashreads @Redwritinghood we have good taste 😂😂😂 2w
shadowspeak17 The Tsar of Love and Techno is great! Winter of the Witch is good too. I just started The Diver‘s Game last night and it‘s interesting so far. :) 2w
Ruthiella I second The Tsar of Love and Techno! Linked short stories that made up a novel IMO.😀 2w
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Yaasssss! Who else is excited for this? - October 2020!!!

TheBookKeepers So exciting!!!!! This author is a wizard with his writing lol! Can‘t wait to read more of his stuff 2w
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The Corset | Laura Purcell
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Still on my spooky, dark and disturbing October kick 🎃👻. Next up is #thecorset. I loved Bone China and hope this one is just as unsettling. ⁣

UnabridgedPod That cover is so gorgeous!! 2w
Aloisi_tribe Have you read her other book The Silent Companions? I liked that more than The Corset. My copy of Bone China should be arriving in my mailbox this week. 😁 2w
Tashreads @Aloisi_tribe I haven‘t read The Silent Companions yet, but I have read Bone China and loved it. I‘m working backwards it seems 😊 2w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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I don‘t think we‘re in Kansas anymore Toto 😳. A bit of a departure from ‘Wallflower‘ but I can‘t wait! It‘s perfect for October 🎃🎃

ReadingOver50 I've heard good things about this 3w
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The Wayward Girls | Amanda Mason
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September book haul 😍😍 Have you read any of these yet?

RainyDayReading I just read The Passengers a couple days ago! Picked it up and could not put it down, I had to find out what was going on. 3w
janeycanuck The Thirteenth Tale is amazing. I recommend reading it on a dark & stormy night, if at all possible. 3w
Tashreads @RainyDayReading I read The One this month and was hooked, so I‘m sure the same will happen with Passengers!! 3w
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Tashreads @janeycanuck yes! I‘ve already read it, and it is sooooo good 😍😍 3w
Lucy_Anywhere I really enjoyed The Thirteenth Tale! 3w
emmaturi I also liked The Thirteenth Tale 3w
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Bone China | Laura Purcell
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If you are looking for a creepy, sinister book to read this Halloween, look no further. Faeries, dark caves, floating lights, radical medical experiments, haunted houses, servants with shocking secrets, changelings and scary dolls. Yes yes yes!! This has it all. ⁣

Bone China is a character driven gothic tale of superstition, obsession and insanity. I was gripped and beguiled.⁣

JennyM I‘m too 🐔 💩 for this!!! 1mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM me too 😂 1mo
Tashreads @JennyM @LeeRHarry 🤣🤣 it‘s actually not too bad. Not straight up horror - just very unsettling and ominous. 1mo
Aloisi_tribe Ooh I love her books! Thanks for the reminder that she has a new one out! I just ordered it from Amazon. 😁 1mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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My time spent in Gilead for the #australianreadinghour is fraught with suspense and emotion. What did you think of it? NO SPOILERS please

LogiKitty 🎉🎉 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Off topic..but I love that bookmark! Didn‘t know BD is having new ones! 1mo
Tashreads @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s an old one, but I think their new range is coming out soon. There was a competition for designs. 1mo
Chelsea.Poole I'm reading this one too and loving it!! ♥️ 📖 1mo
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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When you have already read the book but buy it anyway because the edition is SO GORGEOUS 😍 #bookwormproblems

erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve not seen this cover! 💚 1mo
TrishB That‘s lovely 💕 1mo
Ruthiella I have the original US hard copy cover but that beautiful edition would seriously tempt me! 1mo
TheBookKeepers That is a pretty cover!! 1mo
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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 #bookreview #thechestnutman

Well this was creepy AF. ⁣

After the opening pages I almost gave up because the murders were so gruesome and disturbing (trigger warnings for almost everything!). But I bravely kept going and was rewarded with a dark scandi noir, decently developed characters and a plot that kept me hooked ( and freaked out all the damn time). ⁣

Dolls are ALWAYS scary. ALWAYS.⁣

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Well hello there .... 💚💚💚

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I am thrilled with my kindle cover from KleverCase. Now my ebooks can be gorgeous too 😏❤️❤️

Lcsmcat I have that same cover (love it!) and had someone call me a “stealth-techie” when they discovered it wasn‘t a print book. 😀 2mo
Tashreads @Lcsmcat 😂😂😂 very apt description 2mo
Aimeesue Pretty! 2mo
staci.reads 😍😍😍 2mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I‘m currently reading Harry Potter with my son (and this is one of my massive #parentinggoals) and now he can‘t wait to turn 11 so he can receive his Hogwarts acceptance letter 🥰. ⁣

The magic passed down to a new generation. Thank you J.K Rowling. ⁣

#harrypotter #themagicofreading

reading_rainbow i can‘t wait for this moment 1mo
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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Another end of the world story.... narrated by a crow.... umm, yaassss!!!

CoffeeK8 This is so good, I‘m in the middle of it right now! 2mo
Tashreads @CoffeeK8 good to hear 👍🙌🙌🙌 2mo
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A Constant Hum | Alice Bishop
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Just in! This beauty from #aussieauthor Alice Bishop and listed for The Readings Prize! I‘m feeling autumnal despite it almost being spring 😂😂

JennyM Oooo- looks good. Pretty cover 🍁 2mo
LeeRHarry I was reading the back of this the other day, definitely sounds interesting 😊 2mo
Kalalalatja What a pretty cover! 2mo
AnneCecilie Love the cover 😍 2mo
Crazeedi Come on to PA, we're headed into autumn!!😉❤ 2mo
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Thank you so much @bookdepository for my wonderful prize stack from the #xmasinjuly competition. Book mail is the best mail 😍⁣

We have a book about witches, murder and teenage girls #thefuries , a spine tingling psychological thriller #littledarlings and a long list Booker prize nominee #girlwomanother

But where to begin 🤔....⁣

#bdloves

charl08 Nice dilemma! 2mo
BookwormM I loved Girl, Woman, Other and it is on the Booker long list so that could be a good place to start. Also loved Little Darlings tough decision time 2mo
emmaturi Great book stack! 2mo
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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With the news that HBO is adapting #therulesofmagic into a TV series I thought I‘d better get a move on and read it. ⁣

I have such fond memories of Practical Magic the movie (Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock circa 1998) I hope the book - and series - live up to it.⁣

#practicalmagic

rather_be_reading such a great book! just as good as Practical Magic 🌙🧙‍♀️ 2mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookreview #lanny

I adored this book. Poetic, thrilling, heartwarming and strange. My heart was quickening, my eyes were brimming. Lanny is an absolute joy and my favourite of the Booker list so far. Just spectacular. ⁣

#bookerprizelonglist

JennyM I‘m so looking forward to reading this! 2mo
Tashreads @JennyM hope you love it too ❤️. It is very unusual, and best to go in blind so you are surprised. Enjoy 😊 2mo
youneverarrived I‘ve just started reading it today! 2mo
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Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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Just started this and must admit I‘m struggling to get into it. What did you think?

BookwormM I loved it but if you don‘t like the quirky language you probably won‘t enjoy it 2mo
charl08 Mixed: the nature descriptions and the cover is amazing. I didn't really get the story. 2mo
LapReader I heard her speak at the Sydney Writers‘s Festival and bought the book based solely on that. Yet to read it but can‘t wait. 2mo
bernadette I didn't like it. The language carried me through but I didn't see the point of it. It is a myth retelling which I normally like but I just found it a little grim and a bit gross. 2mo
Tex2Flo I don‘t know about the book, but I do want to know more about the artist who made the cover. That is spectacular!! 2mo
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Heroes | Stephen Fry
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#bookreview ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 #heroes

I listened to this on audio - and Stephen Fry is an absolute delight. I was giggling and guffawing and generally having such a good time I didn‘t even realise I was learning something. Bravo Sir⁣

Susannah I just finished his Mythos on audio. It was great! 2mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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So far I‘m entranced with Dead Papa Toothwort and the inhabitants of the village. #bookerprize2019 #bookerprizelonglist

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Heroes | Stephen Fry
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I love myth retellings. And who better to be my guide than the wry Mr. Fry? 😏

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Currently reading: I‘ve read very mixed reviews of this book. What did you think?

rachaich It sounds brill! 3mo
Amaryie Sadly, I was disappointed in this book. It really had the potential, but it never really came together. 😫 3mo
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Just in! This gorgeous book from local #australianauthor. It sounds remarkable, can‘t wait to dive in. ⁣

Synopsis: On one impossible day in 1965, eight-year-old Willa received a mysterious box containing a jar of water with the instruction: One ocean: plant in the backyard. So she does - and somehow creates an extraordinary time slip that allows her to visit her future selves. ⁣

#alifetimeofimpossibledays

BookwormM You had me at time slip 3mo
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The Night Tiger | Yangsze Choo
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Book and amateur art 😂😂

Butterfinger Both are beautiful. 3mo
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1. Bookstagram - tashreads2manybooks

2. I haven‘t had a pen pal since I was 8 🙁. I love letter writing, but hardly do it anymore (except love letters to my husband when it‘s a special occasion 😂)

3. Reading (obviously!), hiking, crafty things

4. First aid / medical - is like to be able to assist I‘d people are hurt

@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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I do love a ‘locked-room‘ who dunnit. And this one kept me guessing til the very end.

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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July #bookhaul Have you read any of these yet?

Zelma The Book Of Lost Things is good. Creepy, bloody, like an original Grimm fairy tale. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Only The Book Of Lost Things 👍. Miracle Creek, Big Sky, Whisper Man, on my eager-to-read list 😊 3mo
emilyhaldi Nice!!👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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JennyM Just Miracle Creek. Have a few on my TBR. Great stack! 3mo
TheBookStacker Read miracle creek and whisper network, very eager to read whisper man! 3mo
TrishB Big Sky 👍🏻 3mo
CaroPi I haven't read any but I have some in my TBR! 3mo
Cathythoughts I loved Whisper Man & Big Sky 3mo
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Crossings | Alex Landragin
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Just in! When I heard this compared to Cloud Atlas and Evelyn Hardcastle for its unusual structure I was excited. Then when I found out it can be read in two different directions - mindblown, and I had to get my hands on a copy. ⁣

And that cover 😍😍. I‘m all in. ⁣

Aloisi_tribe This looks amazing! My favorite book I read last year was Evelyn Hardcastle. Unfortunately, Crossings doesn‘t seem to be available in the US. 😢 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🖤❤️🖤 3mo
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After being severely disappointed with my light YA contemporary read, I‘ve moved back into darker territory- where I belong 😂. ⁣

erzascarletbookgasm I liked this! 👍 3mo
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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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Baby, it‘s cold outside. What are your favourite winter reads? (For us poor schmucks in the Southern Hemisphere).

Bklover Oh I love this photo! Tomorrow it‘s going to be blistering hot here and you‘ve reminded me that it won‘t last forever. When it‘s winter I love a good gothic mystery. 3mo
Megabooks I liked this one over the winter 3mo
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful photo 😍💖 I need my hot chocolate with a good book too! Reading 3mo
CarolynM Miserable day here today. Nice to be in by the fire with a good book🙂 3mo
Susanita If you want to read about scary snowstorms and other things... 3mo
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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This is one of my favourite covers this year. And there have been some crackers. What are your most beautiful books of the year? #beautifulbooks #coverlove

keepingupwiththepenguins Oh, what GORGEOUS artwork! Love it! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow, this cover! 😍 3mo
tashsinton Just bought it on kindle and aj full of regrets now ive seen how nice the cover is! 2mo
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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About half way through this book I was so disappointed. It was fun and frivolous, but lacked the substance of the divine “Signature of All Things”. It‘s only in the latter half of the novel that anything truly meaningful happens. But when it does, it is touching and heartfelt. It takes it‘s sweet time getting there, but in the end City of Girls delivers the substance with the style.

GenreMinxReviews Great review, love that cover!! 😍 3mo
RosieBoo65 Totally agree!! 3mo
Megabooks Great review! I think I‘m still going to try it. TSoAT was amazing! 3mo
Cinfhen Great review and I too love your edition. 👍🏻 3mo
BooknerdsLife Lovely review & beautiful photo 💖 3mo
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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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Dark and moody. It took me places I didn‘t expect to go and made me feel all the feelings. I‘m looking forward to seeing what this author does next.

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The Beginning of Everything | Robyn Schneider
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Great epigraphs

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Ooooh, can‘t wait to dive into this!

marleed I loved this. I haven‘t seen that cover for it though! 3mo
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A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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I love a good myth retelling. What are your favourites?

rwmg Mary Renault's retelling of the story of Theseus is still wonderful 4mo
Erofan Beautiful photo! 😍 4mo
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This is a special book. Both heartwarming and shocking, with characters you will want desperately in your life. Do yourself a favour and read it!

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Cover appreciation time 😍😍😍

Megabooks Yup! 4mo
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So, we are past the halfway point of 2019 already 😱 and these are the best books I‘ve read so far. What are yours? ⁣

rachelk So far my favorites are ‘Becoming‘ and ‘A Gentleman in Moscow‘! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m really enjoying cozy type reads- 4mo
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Neverworld Wake | Marisha Pessl
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Guess who is on holiday in Fiji!?! My go-to holiday genres are YA and Thrillers. What are yours?

thegreensofa Nice! Congratulations! 🌴🌊 Jealous!! Mine are Psychological Thrillers, Non-Fiction, and anything on my TBR I have already purchased. 🤔 4mo
Cinfhen Stunning photo!!! Have fun 🤩 4mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Books and kokodama. Guess who went to a workshop on the weekend? 😂😂😂

BooknerdsLife OMG! They are so cute! 😂😂🌱🌿 Didn‘t know you can put plant in those! And I love your gorgeous books! 😍💚 4mo
Tashreads @BooknerdsLife thank you 😊 I had so much fun making them! 4mo
julesG So cute!!! Now I have to find out how to do this. 4mo
marleed So gorgeous- books and plants! 4mo
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The Witchfinder's Sister | Beth Underdown
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So now I am fired up! And angry! I'm angry that for centuries our patriarchal system has been oppressing and undermining women. And I'm angry that when said women did not conform to societal expectations, they were labelled as 'delicate', 'mad' or in this case 'WITCH!' This is a deeply unsettling and atmospheric read, made all the more appalling because it is based on true events in Essex and Sussex in the 1600's. More in comments ⬇️ rant not over

Tashreads Matthew Hopkins is a true psychopath and misogynist and is one of the most detestable characters I have had the displeasure to meet in years. 4mo
Tashreads The hypocrisy and injustice of this world just made me once again recognise the continued and continuous 'witch hunts' that go in today's society. *Drops mic* *smashes everything* 4mo
sprainedbrain Love this review! Stacking 4mo
Lauraandherbooks I love to read true history books- the good and the bad , I remember a brief study of this period and look forward to reading this 4mo
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Orange 🍊

SilversReviews GORGEOUS!! 4mo
BarbaraBB 🧡🙌 4mo
Crazeedi ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
readordierachel Pretty photo! 4mo
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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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Currently reading! It‘s winter in Australia, perfect time for a chilling read 🥶 ❄️

BarbaraJean What a gorgeous cover! 5mo
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Who is excited?

Freespirit I loved The Signature of all Things...hoping it's as good..not sure about the cover 5mo
Tashreads @Freespirit I also loved TSOAT, but was not a fan of Eat, Pray, Love. Personally I love this cover 😊 5mo
Crazeedi On my TBR! 5mo
marleed And did I spy a hot pink spine behind the UK cover of this book!? 5mo
marleed @Tashreads I happened upon EPL at a time in my life when I needed to face the world anew (death of husband). That book spoke to me so much. I‘ve often wondered if it would have had the same effect a year earlier or even later. 5mo
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This book is a marvel. It made me laugh out loud and sob like a baby. It‘s both harrowing and hopeful. A haunting story of war and love set in Chechnya. There are books you read for entertainment and to escape. Then there are books that matter. This book matters.⁣

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These are some of my most anticipated upcoming releases. What are yours?

Lovesbooks87 The Grace Year!!! 5mo
Robothugs Imaginary Friend!! 5mo
BookwormM The Confession is so pretty I love that cover 5mo
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