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Joined May 2018

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Pretty Girls: A Novel by Karin Slaughter
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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My first Karin Slaughter novel. Sometimes you are just in the mood for something stabby!

JennyM This was my first one by her, also. I listened on audio and nearly hurled on the way to work. It‘s definitely stabby!! (edited) 2d
Tashreads @JennyM well that sounds absolutely terrifying 😱 looking forward to it 😂😂 2d
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So, I‘ve lived in Australia for almost 20 years, and this is the first I‘ve heard of Nancy Wake. Social butterfly, French resistance, WWII heroine. ⁣

Caroline2 I remember reading this book as a teenager and loving it soooo much! 💖 6d
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#bookreview ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫⁣
#thevanapfelgirlsaregone

We have all read countless books about missing girls, but this felt different. It wasn't your standard mystery - so some readers may be disappointed if going into it with those expectations. It is a coming of age story; a division between childhood and adulthood; a before and after. I really enjoyed Tikka's narration as a child - a precocious, lively voice that made me smile.⁣ Loved it.

RatherTooFondofBooks I‘m reading this at the moment and it‘s so good. I can‘t wait to get back to it. 1w
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Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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Blue book stack - all on my tbr. Anyone read any of these yet?

Aloisi_tribe I‘m halfway through The Corset and loving it. It‘s similar to Sarah Waters‘ Affinity but I like The Corset so much better. 1w
bookandbedandtea I haven't read a single one of these but the House on Vesper Street sounds really good 1w
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful stack 😍💙💙 1w
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The Book of Dreams | Nina George
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This was a complete #coverbuy for me, but it sounds heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time. ⁣

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Now for something a little lighter 🌸

Jerdencon I really liked this! 2w
Louise This is such a lovely book! 💕 2w
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Described as Picnic at Hanging Rock for a new generation. We shall see.

AntoinetteBuchanan I have it on reserve - will be interested in your opinion.
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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“Your life isn‘t about me honey, my life is about you.”⁣

#bookreview ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⁣

Well, this lived up to the hype! I was not a massive fan of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, so went into this with lower expectations. But Daisy Jones is a different animal. It was raw and emotional, it was gritty and fun, and it was a hell of a ride.⁣

BooknerdsLife So happy you enjoyed this one! 🤗📚💚 It‘s definitely a fun ride of a book🤗 2w
marleed Welcome to the Daisy Fan Club! 2w
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Eggshell Skull | Bri Lee
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I finally got around to spending my birthday gift voucher on....you guessed it.... books! Hip hip hooray 😁 🙌🎉⁣

#bookhaul #birthdaybookhaul

AntoinetteBuchanan Nice haul! 3w
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The Wall: A Novel | John Lanchester
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The first third of this book is repetitive and rather dull, but I am so glad I stuck with it. The second and third parts enthralled me. It is a cautionary tale about what happens when we build walls ( *cough* Trump!) and the disastrous, possible effects of climate change. It really is a dystopian novel of our time.

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From the Wreck | Jane Rawson
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My latest purchase. Completely influenced by booktube extraordinarie Simon Savidge. Can‘t wait to dive right in 😉😝

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Did anyone else feel like they were personal friends with Michelle after reading this book? #bffs4eva

Kshakal Totally!! 4w
Butterfinger I thought the same thing. 4w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Next up! So excited about this one. Does it live up to the hype?

Unabridged Absolutely! (And I was really worried that it wouldn‘t 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Cool photo! And yes, I thought it lived up to the hype...loved it! 1mo
Purrfectpages Yes! 1mo
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This is only the second Gaiman novel I've read. The first, American Gods, underwhelmed me, so I went in with trepidation. However, this mystical, magical, almost mythical coming-of-age story charmed and delighted me. I'll be back for more.

emz711 Agreed. I'll have to try American Gods again 2w
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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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I am utterly disappointed. I had such high hopes for this book. The premise sounded amazing, the concept interesting and that cover is so beautiful 😍. I imagined a romp through a story of intrigue, mystery and a little bit of magic. Instead what I got was a romance. And not even a particularly unique or well written romance. Bleh. Biggest disappointment of the year so far ☹️

Cinfhen Appreciate your honest review ~ this was definitely #MoreMehThanYeah but I just felt I was the wrong reader.... (edited) 1mo
Tashreads @Cinfhen yes, I think you hit the nail on the head. I am the wrong reader too, but it should be marketed as a romance, my expectations would have been very different had I known. 1mo
JennyM @Tashreads I agree. It ended up a so-so for me, but it felt a bit of a slog and I skimmed a lot of the last third. 1mo
Ms.Story I too felt it was "mismarketed". I DNF this one. 1mo
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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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Book mail!! I discovered Jess Kidd last year and absolutely love her novels. This is her latest 😍📖

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Very excited to jump on this bandwagon 😍 #currentlyreading

JennyM I‘m audio-ing at the moment, too. Great 👍 1mo
Tashreads @JennyM yes, I have a bit of a girl crush on her already. 1mo
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My son‘s currently reading stack 😍 📖 What are your kid‘s reading?

Aswenson Book 2 in the Wings of Fire trilogy, and a bunch of Who Would Win? Animal vs. Animal books 😊 1mo
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This has been on my shelf for years! It‘s time...

AWildMandaPanda That has also been on my shelf for years! I haven‘t read it yet. I hope you enjoy it!! :) 1mo
flying_monkeys Don‘t wait - read it immediately!!! 🤓 Seriously it‘s SOOO good. Spoiler: Grab a box of tissues cuz there will be tears (the good kind). 1mo
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Girls' Night in | Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Henderson, Chris Manby
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Love a good night in 😆🥂🥂 #introvert #partyathome

janeycanuck I like your style! 1mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Time to escape into another world 🌍 Where would you go?

lyradora You mean if I had my pick of fantasy or sci fi worlds? Tough choice. For sci fi, I would go with Star Trek, because -- duh -- holodecks. For a fantasy world ... um .... the world of Hilda, from the graphic novels and netflix series. 😊 But that's just my current favorite. 2mo
AutumnRLS I need to get all of these books as soon as possible. They look so good! 2mo
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West: A Novel | Carys Davies
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It finally feels like Autumn in Australia 🇦🇺 🍂 and cool enough to go to the beach 🏖

rmaclean4 One of my favorite books of last year ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Tashreads @rmaclean4 just finished it! A 5 star read for me too 😊⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2mo
rmaclean4 @Tashreads so glad you discovered this gem!! 2mo
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And now for something completely different...

saresmoore @ReadingEnvy Surely you‘ve already stumbled upon this one. Too on the nose? 😆 2mo
ReadingEnvy @saresmoore haaaaaa no I hadn't seen that one yet 2mo
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Woohoo! My Instagram pic was just featured on the Goodreads page 😁

Crazeedi Yay!! Awesome!!💖 2mo
JennyM It‘s a good pic, with some great books in the stack. 😘 2mo
bookandbedandtea That's so cool! 2mo
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It‘s #mysteryweek on goodreads. What is your favourite whodunnit?

Rissreads I just finished this, it was fantastic! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Nice stack you have there!! I've enjoyed several here and I loved this series 2mo
Kaila-ann I agree, this one was really good. 2mo
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kellyann28 The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle was GREAT! 2mo
Tashreads @Rissreads @Kaila-ann @kellyann28 Seven Deaths was one of my favourite reads of last year. So good!! 2mo
CarolynM I loved The Dry but I think her latest one is even better 2mo
Tashreads @CarolynM agreed! The Lost Man is next level. Definitely her best so far. 2mo
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You Will Be Safe Here | Damian Barr
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a wonderful debut novel that left me heartbroken yet hopeful. It is shocking and compelling and I feel as though the characters will remain with me for some time. Bravo Mr. Barr!

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Far from the Tree | Robin Benway
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Just because #greenbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic 💚💚 2mo
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Remembered | Yvonne Battle-Felton
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Book mail!! 🙌🙌 have you read any of these yet?

Redwritinghood I‘m reading Bottled Goods right now. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😍 And I look forward to your review @Redwritinghood 🙂 2mo
Becker Loved Daisy Jones (edited) 2mo
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful book stack 😍💕 2mo
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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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This is an incredibly dense and complex novel, with a vast and rich cast of characters. It will not be for everyone, and it is not an easy read. It is however, a literary feat and completely deserving of the Man Booker prize.

Ruthiella Loved this book! I always cringe a bit when other readers think it is boring. ❤️😍❤️😍 2mo
Birdsong28 @Tashreads Thank you for doing the buddy read with me. I will still be working my way through it, I haven't read any this week yet as I am reading my book that is part of a monthly challenge as I am nearly finished that one so that is my priority at the moment but I will get back to this as I was enjoying it. 😘📚📖 2mo
Rissreads I‘ve been eyeing this off a lot on my TBR shelf. I think I will bump it up now from your review. 👍 2mo
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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Bought this gem for a bargain AU$5 (and a few more) just to brighten up my Monday morning #bookbuyingproblem #sorrynotsorry

Christinak What a beautiful cover! 2mo
BiblioLitten Love this book. 💕 Pretty cover 2mo
BooknerdsLife Love this book so much! 2mo
Bookladylinda Great cover!!!! 2mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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New in! Anyone read these yet? Thoughts?

Redwritinghood Ladder to the Sky was good. 2mo
JennyM Lanny is alllllll over my Twitter feed. Hope you enjoy xx 2mo
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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Currently reading. I‘ve heard mixed things about this book. Let‘s hope the story lives up to the exquisite cover. What did you think of it?

rather_be_reading gorgeous! 3mo
Freespirit I have it to read. Look forward to your review! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere I loved it because I love characters with complicated relationships but the plot is a bit lacking. Good luck! 2mo
BookwormM I really enjoyed it 2mo
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Read women! Happy International Women‘s Day.

MrsMalaprop How I love that your comment can be read as a command to Littens to read or a command to read books by women. Or both 👊📚❤️ #iwd19 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏❤️ 3mo
wordzie ❤❤ 3mo
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You Will Be Safe Here | Damian Barr
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Only 10% in and am sure I‘m going to enjoy this one.

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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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About to start this chunkster as a buddy read with @Birdsong28 and @Oryx IT IS HUGE 😮📖

Birdsong28 I know it's soooo big that's why I suggested a #buddyread as I know that I would give up if I didn't have people supporting me or people to support through it. 😘📚📖 3mo
cariashley So good and perfect for a buddy read! I would have struggled so much without that support! 3mo
Oryx @Tashreads @Birdsong28 How are you both getting on? I'm about 6 hours in (of 28) and I'm flagging a little. Keep losing concentration on it, and so finding it hard to keep track of the story. 3mo
Birdsong28 @oryx @Tashreads I'm only on page 17! I have had a busy week at work so when I have got home I just haven't felt like reading something so dense. I will be reading it more this week hopefully 🤞It is very dense and hard to follow as I have had to go back and re-read passages so I think that is half the issue, but with both of your support I know I will get through it. 😘📚📖 3mo
Tashreads @Birdsong28 @Oryx yes, it is incredibly dense and so many characters! I don‘t know how I would go if it wasn‘t on audio. This would take me months to wade through. However I am intrigued (especially by Anna and Lydia) and cant wait to see how it all comes together. I‘m about 10 hours in. 3mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Book haul January / February 😍😍

Cinfhen Niiiiiice!!!!! 3mo
TheAliceEvers I really want to read The Familiars! 😩🤤 Awesome haul! 👌🏻 3mo
LMJenkins Pretty stack. I want to read this book: 3mo
kezzlou85 @TheAliceEvers I have a copy of the Familiars you can have if you like. 3mo
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New in. On the hunt for another book like The Heart‘s Invisible Furies, I discovered this new release - it sounds brilliant!

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#currentlylistening to this audiobook. A time travel murder mystery. Yes please!

MuddyPuddle Love the cover. 3mo
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Perusing through my local bookstore, I couldn‘t resist picking up this delightful looking middle grade book 😍😍 anyone else still love reading children‘s books?

booksbrewsandbooze Definitely me! And this is a great cover! 3mo
JennyM That looks a great book - and right up my daughter‘s alley. 3mo
wordzie 3mo
LibrarianRyan 🤓🤓👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
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Eight Lives | Susan Hurley
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#currentlyreading a new thriller from #netgalley: a dead doctor and a dodgy drug trial. I‘m intrigued.

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I‘m in the mood for a romp through Victorian London 😉

monalyisha Yes! 🙌🏻 3mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ That was absolutely breathtaking. I adored every word of it. It was funny, heartbreaking, beautiful. Definitely my favourite read of 2019 so far. If anyone has recommendations for books similar to this one, please let me know. I want to devour more.

EadieB Read his other books. You should read 3mo
Tashreads @EadieB I plan on reading all Boyne from now on! Was it as good as this one? 3mo
EadieB @Tashreads Yes it is a good book and I like Furies more but each book is different. He‘s just an excellent writer and it‘s his writing I enjoy most. 3mo
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Crazeedi Great book 3mo
BookwormM A Prayer for Owen Meany would be my suggestion 3mo
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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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Hello beautiful 😍. Anyone read this yet? Sounds so atmospheric- I‘m going to wait for winter (it‘s sweltering in Australia at the moment!)

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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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And sublime end pages 😍

britt_brooke Beautiful! 3mo
Bookladylinda Look at that fox! 🦊 3mo
ReadingRover Ohhh love them! 3mo
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AutumnRLS So pretty. I love this extra touch by certain publishers. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous! 🧡 3mo
booksbrewsandbooze So pretty! 3mo
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Gorgeous spine

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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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New in! I am a sucker for a beautiful cover, hope the story lives up to it #judgeabookbythecover

Traci1 That is gorgeous! 😍 3mo
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About to start this highly acclaimed non fiction audiobook. Anyone read it yet?

whatsthEStorey Just finished this a couple weeks ago. It was really good! A very complex person and story. 3mo
thereadingowlvina I wasn't able to get into it. Maybe I'll try the audiobook next time 😕 3mo
TheBookKeepers No buts it‘s been on my TBR for a while! 3mo
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MrsMalaprop Yes, I found it totally engrossing and fascinating. 3mo
rwmg It's on my wishlist 3mo
JennyM It‘s brilliant (edited) 3mo
BarbaraBB Yes and it is fascinating! 3mo
britt_brooke Just started it today! 3mo
nikirtehsuxlol I had this checked out but I just finished Smoke Gets in Your Eyes about a crematorium and need a break from death reads 3mo
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hello! hello! | Matthew Cordell
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#hellothursday

Instagram: tash_reads2manybooks

Booknerd222 Instagram- Booknerd222_ Tumblr- booknerd2222 Goodreads- Alice Bye 4mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 I followed! ☺️ 4mo
Tashreads @Booknerd222 @wanderinglynn thank you, I‘ve followed back 😊 4mo
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The Secrets She Keeps | Michael Robotham
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Recommended by a friend. What was the last great recommendation you had?

hermyknee @Reviewsbylola recommended (and sent me) a copy of this book, and it‘s one of the best recommendations I‘ve had in a long time! 4mo
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Well, that was a surprise. If you had told me at the start of this book that I would be bawling and giving it 5 stars, I would have called you cray cray. But here we are. I‘m still crying and it‘s got 5 stars.

Sweettartlaura I cried, too 😭 1mo
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