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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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Excited about this new series of hers!

TrishB Will watch out for your review 👍🏻 2d
DGRachel Loved this one! I hope you do, too! 2d
Cathythoughts I see I have it stacked already 👍🏻 enjoy 2d
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Whitethorn Woods | Maeve Binchy
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Done with reality for today. I guess this is the one we‘ll read now? @Andrew65

Andrew65 Yes as you‘ve seen from the other post Whitethorn Woods is up next. 2d
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Locating Nordic Noir: From Beck to The Bridge | Anne Marit Waade, Kim Toft Hansen
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This is how it starts then - 2020! Murder and crime in the Nordics ? We will start with these three series in January. Läckberg 10 books, Kepler 7 books, Adler-Olsen 8 books. Start looking for the first books in the series, so that you‘ll be ready in January.
Everyone is welcome to join our buddy reads! #YearOfNordicNoir

Tove_Reads FYI Joona Linna (Kepler‘s series) has Finnish roots (the name is fully Finnish). Nice to have a bit of Finnish flavour 🙂 And for once I can get all books from pretty much every library here, and in many languages. All of these are as e-books here as well, so it almost feels too easy 😂🤪 5d
Andrew65 Just to make people aware Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen is also Published under the title Mercy. I know our library has it under this title. 5d
EadieB @Tove_Reads These series make up 25 books and we need 36 books for the year so for those that want to read Jo Nesbo, we have time to read some of his books next year too. @Andrew65 (edited) 5d
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Tove_Reads @eadieb Once we‘re done with Joona Linna we could start with Harry Hole? 5d
EadieB @Tove_Reads ok sounds good! 5d
Tove_Reads http://www.salomonssonagency.se/antti-tuomainen Can you get these books (end of the page) at your libraries? @eadieb @andrew65 5d
EadieB @Tove_Reads No my library does not have them 4d
Tove_Reads @eadieb He‘s supposed to be superb. Never read any of his. Probably have to soon. 4d
EadieB @Tove_Reads I'll ask my library to order his books. 4d
Tove_Reads @eadieb I believe The Healer is quite famous. He just came out with his latest this month. 4d
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads @EadieB @Andrew65 thanks for coordinating, I'm going to search for these. 4d
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads My library has three of Antti Tuomainen‘s books. Not The Healer but a library 25 miles away that I joined on Saturday does have it. @EadieB @Crazeedi (edited) 4d
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes happy to add Jo Nesbo on. @Tove_Reads 4d
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes I think it was @AnneCecilie that wanted to read some Nesbo. @Tove_Reads 4d
AnneCecilie That‘s correct, I want to read some Nesbø @EadieB @Andrew65 I‘ll probably join in on the others too, the library has both Kepler and Lackberg. And I want to find out what is selling like crazy in Norway @Tove_Reads Do you have the Swedish title for Adler-Olsen? I hope that will make it easier to find the correct title. 4d
Andrew65 @AnneCecilie Kvinnan i rummet? 4d
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 Thank you for the link. I have now found the book. Your suggestion may be the Swedish title, I was hoping it would help me towards the Norwegian one. Sometimes the difference between a Norwegian title and an English title, is huge. 4d
gradcat @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 @Crazeedi Omigod—I‘ve read ALL of these...will you guys promise to keep me posted on what you read even though I won‘t be rereading these? I hope to be able to join you guys at some point. ♥️ 3d
Tove_Reads @gradcat Yes! We will continue with Nesbo, whom you‘ve also read, but the others we haven‘t decided upon yet, so there‘s your chance to read someone knew with us! I believe we start reading him in August, and someone else in September. Who would you like to read? Plus, if you want to you can join in on our Follett buddy read! 3d
gradcat Do you mean next year in August? Color me confused (usual state of affairs here 😂), but I‘m not sure if you guys have already started or are planning for the future. There is one (maybe two, can‘t remember) Nesbo standalones that I‘ve yet to read. Anyway, I‘ll just take my cues from you guys, and be happy with that! 😊 (edited) 3d
Tove_Reads @gradcat Yes, Augusr 2020. Kepler is 7 books, so we will finish that series in July. We‘ll be done with Adler-Olsen in August, Läckberg in October. 3d
gradcat @Tove_Reads Thank you very much for the update! I think (not positive here) that I have three left as far as Kepler goes, and re Läckberg, I believe I have one (maybe two) left to read in the Fjällbacka series. Is that what you guys are reading? 3d
Tove_Reads @gradcat Yes, Joona Linna and Fjällbacka. 3d
gradcat @Tove_Reads Okay, just checked: I have one more Fjällbacka & I haven‘t read any Joona Linna. I think this means I‘ll get to join in with you guys sooner rather than later...YAY! I‘m so excited ?! 3d
Tove_Reads Joona Linna is the character in Kepler‘s series. @gradcat 3d
gradcat @Tove_Reads Yup, you‘re right, of course. I‘ve gotten all mixed up here. Joona Linna is the Kepler trilogy, right? Anyway, I‘ve read through The Sandman. Haven‘t read The Stalker & The Rabbit Hunter. Re Lackberg, I haven‘t read The Lost Boy or Buried Angels. Sorry! It‘s been a while since I read these and I‘ve forgotten things. But I think I‘ve got it right now. Again, sorry I‘m so confused! 😐 3d
gradcat @Tove_Reads Okay, well excuse me for calling it the Kepler trilogy, because obviously there are more featuring Joona Linna. But Lazarus is one that I did not know about until just now, so I was only aware of six. Thanks, and sorry that I‘m such an idiot. I‘m not always this ditsy...I promise. 3d
Tove_Reads @gradcat Just jump in whenever you feel like it! First book of each series in January, second in February etc. 2d
gradcat @Tove_Reads Will do! Thanks loads!! ♥️ 2d
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The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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Since you people rave about Camilleri a lot, I decided to borrow it. Will pick it up a bit later at the library. Donna Leon has to wait until I get back from my travels. Been meaning to read her for years.

Crazeedi Oh I am so jealous that you get to read for the first time, you will come to love these characters. I read these as audiobooks, since that the only way I found them to borrow. And it was an awesome ride! I listened up to number 17, and they dont have any more, so I'm ordering the rest as books! Enjoy, and I'm excited to hear your thoughts 5d
Crazeedi And also they get better and better!! 5d
Andrew65 I‘m also envious, welcome to a great series. 😊 5d
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Father left, brothers died, poverty, no friends... After imprisonment he became the leader of the country. From 1980 to 1990 high school enrollment went from 2% to 70%. Literacy rate from 45% to 80%. He got public health services walking distance for all villages. The something went terrible wrong ☹️

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I‘m one book behind the rest of the gang, so I guess I need to read this one before next week! I guess this wasn‘t exactly Andrew‘s fave 🤣

Andrew65 Too right. 😢 Books gone from 4.5, to 3.5, to 2.5. Hope the next book reverses the trend. 6d
Crazeedi I agree with @Andrew65 ratings 5d
Crazeedi Are we reading number 4 now?? I cant remember! Lol @Andrew65 5d
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Andrew65 @Crazeedi Pleased to see I‘m not alone on this. Yes book 4 next, 5d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 ok thank you!! 5d
gradcat @Crazeedi I‘m still in—I‘m enjoying Aimée LeDuc very much! We‘re supposed to start number 4 on the 22nd of this month. How are you? I‘ve been missing you!! ? 3d
Tove_Reads @gradcat Had to read several books before I went to a crime novel festival, so fell behind with this series. However, ready to continue with Bastille next week! Then I‘m traveling again in November so I‘ll miss the next buddy read. 3d
gradcat @Tove_Reads I want to go to a crime-novel festival! So jealous right now, I can‘t even stand it! 😂 3d
Crazeedi @gradcat I'm good, did you get my email? On my way to cabin at lake today, for a week!! 2d
gradcat @Crazeedi I hadn‘t gotten it as of yesterday, but I‘ll check again! A week at the lake—you‘ve got the life, my dear!! 😂 Hope you have a fantastic time! 2d
Crazeedi @gradcat ok let me check, I sent yesterday or day before! 2d
gradcat @Crazeedi it I should check...it‘s probably that I just haven‘t looked at them! Checking now.... 2d
gradcat @Crazeedi I got it! Emailed you right back! 😉 2d
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Night over Water | Ken Follett
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This is our next Follett book, which we‘ll read at the beginning of November! Feel free to join us in reading this book by an amazing storyteller, a fantastic author!

Andrew65 Looking forward to this. Just put a reservation on it at the library. 6d
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After listening to the book for 27 hours I don‘t know if I should be happy or sad, so I choose hopeful! Even though I knew most of the events in this book from before, it is different hearing about it at once and from Mandela himself. He really made a great impact, admitted that he was imperfect and always knew there was a lot more to be done. Most people would lose hope during 27 years in prison, not Mandela. I enjoyed the book!

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Locating Nordic Noir: From Beck to The Bridge | Anne Marit Waade, Kim Toft Hansen
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Littens! 2020 will be #YearOfNordicNoir! @EadieB and @Andrew65 and myself will read several Nordic crime fiction series (probably will not finish all of them in 2020) next year. ☝🏾Some examples of what we‘ve been talking about. Would anyone else be interested in joining us?

EadieB @Tove_Reads Nice display! Yes anyone who wants to read with us is always welcome! @Andrew65 @gradcat @Crazeedi @TrishB 1w
Andrew65 Also does anyone think there are some Nordic authors we‘ve missed off that are must Reads. 1w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 There are many, many, many! 1w
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Hopefully we‘ll hear about them. 1w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Läckberg, Edwardsson, Mankell, Holt, Tuomainen, Schulman, Lindstein, Fossum, Sjöwall, Nesser, Marklund and I could go on forever ? 1w
AnneCecilie I could be interested in joining in on the Nesbø books that I haven‘t read. Can‘t wait to to hear your thoughts on Marklund and Holt. 1w
TrishB @EadieB thanks for tag - I just can‘t get into this genre though 🤷‍♀️ 1w
EadieB @TrishB You're welcome! No problem! 1w
Crazeedi I have not read any so I'd be up to try, to see if I liked 1w
MrBook Thank you for the tag, @Andrew65 ☺️🤗! 1w
Andrew65 @MrBook Hope you and @BookBabe are well. 🤗 1w
Andrew65 @TrishB I‘m waiting to see if I can. 1w
Andrew65 @AnneCecilie @Crazeedi Would be great to have you with us. 🤗 1w
gradcat @EadieB & @Andrew65 Okay, I mentioned this in another post, but please count me in!! And thanks for thinking of me! ♥️♥️ 1w
EadieB @gradcat You are one of us! We think nice things about you all the time! 1w
EadieB @Crazeedi We will be glad to have you join us! 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB I totally agree, I consider @gradcat and @Crazeedi one of us. 1w
gradcat @EadieB & @Andrew65 Yay! Because I love @Crazeedi ... you guys are fantastic buddies! 1w
Tove_Reads @AnneCecilie Have read all Holts and Marklunds, so I won‘t read them now. We haven‘t finalized what we‘ll read yet, just tossing around names 🙂 1w
Tove_Reads @Crazeedi @gradcat Yes, naturally you are welcome to join us reading these books, and maybe we‘ll even need to vote on what we‘ll read 🙂 1w
Tove_Reads @TrishB Which ones have you tried? 1w
Andrew65 @gradcat I love all of you including @crazed too. 😍 1w
Andrew65 We should possibly start to produce a list of names then we can all vote and decide which three we start with, it worked well when we did this at the end of 2018, and look at the great series we have read since - Mo Hayder‘s Jack Caffery Series, Jane Casey‘s Maeve Kerrigan Series and Adrian McKinty‘s Sean Duffy Series (before he became flavour of the month). Loved them all. @Tove_Reads @EadieB @Crazeedi @gradcat @MrBook @AnneCecilie 1w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 just give me a heads up please, these are mostly all new authors to me. Thanks for including me, I feel special!!😍 1w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi And mostly new authors to me too. That‘s why I want to produce a list of authors so I can see what authors I can get hold of prior to voting on the three series to start with. (edited) 1w
gradcat @Andrew65 @EadieB @Crazeedi @Tove_Reads I would be happy to read anything you guys come up with that I haven‘t read. I‘ve read all of Nesbo & Adler-Olsen and about half of Lackberg. Love Sjowall but they are very dated. I‘d be happy to vote, or take direction...either way is fine with me... 🤷🏽‍♀️! 3d
gradcat @EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads @Crazeedi Oh, and I forgot to mention that I‘ve read all of Henning Mankell also. ♥️ 3d
Andrew65 @gradcat Did you enjoy the Adler-Olsen. Books? 3d
Crazeedi @gradcat Is there anything you havent read? Lol😉 I'm a newbie at these authors 2d
EadieB @Crazeedi I see your birthday is November 10th. Give me a list of books or update your list of books you want and I will send you some books. I have 2 trade sites where I have over 800 credits and I can see if I can find the books you want and I can have them mailed to you. Email me your list of books and your address. Thanks! (edited) 2d
gradcat @Andrew65 I love the Dept. Q (Adler-Olsen) books...and so did my mother! But we both thought the first ones were better than the latter ones, with an exception or two in there. They‘re really very funny in parts and quite serious in others. It‘s the characters & their relationships—so great! I even watched the three that they made into movies on Netflix, but those were all seriousness & no amusement. Have you read any of them? 2d
gradcat @Crazeedi It‘s only because I purposely searched for books set in foreign countries so that I could learn about them. I doubt that I‘ve read any more books than any of you...just only more foreign ones, perhaps? How are you? 2d
Crazeedi @EadieB I will try to get done tomorrow! Thank you so much!❤ 2d
Crazeedi @gradcat I need to start doing that! I'm glad I'm going to read with this group, opening up my reading world! I'm at the lake! 2d
gradcat @Crazeedi Mine too! I love this reading group. I think we have similar tastes in books, plus everybody knows of some book or other that I‘ve never heard of, so it‘s perfect! How‘s the weather up there? I hope it‘s good for you guys. Once more with feeling: I‘m jealous!! Catch a fish for me! 🎣 😂 ♥️ 2d
Tove_Reads @gradcat I have read at least one book from almost every country on our planet. 2d
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Flickan med sn i hret | Ninni Schulman
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I‘ve taken a long break from Nordic authors, but now I‘m back reading them! There are so many good ones, so it‘s hard to know which ones to read. I enjoyed the first book in the series. Set in a tiny place in Sweden a 16 yo girl goes missing. Something strange is going on, and a journalist who moved back to town wants the truth. The author is from this town, and she says that everyone living there wants her to kill someone on their home street 😂

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I Love Books! | Doreen Ludka Maulhardt
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I will place my final book order before Brexit. No way to know when I can buy books smartly again. Let me know what I should buy! What have we been taking about to read? Suggest books I simply have to read!

EadieB Have you read: Sancti Trilogy by Simon Toyne
Ewert Grens by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom
Hannah Vogel by Rebecca Cantrell
Kate Burkholder by Linda Castillo
Nora Gavin by Erin Hart
Simon Serrailler by Susan Hill
Chief Inspector Mario Silva by Leighton Gage
Darby McCormick by Chris Mooney
The Gabriel Allon Series by Daniel Silva
Maggie O'Dell by Alex Kava
Penn Cage by Greg Iles
Reverend Clare Fergusson by Julia Spencer-Fleming
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EadieB Series I want to read but have not started yet:
Commissario Ricciardi Series by Maurizio de Giovanni
Reykjavik Murder Mysteries by Arnaldur Indridason
Eddie Flynn Series by Steve Cavanagh
Ann Lindell Series by Kjell Eriksson
Mark de Castrique Burryin' Barry (6 bks), Sam Blackman Mystery (5 bks)
Alex Gray DCI Lorimer
Jorgen Brekke Inspector Odd Singsaker, Detective Felicia Stone
Anja DeJager Lotte Meerman
Adam Croft
Gerald Elias
Claire McGowan
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Tove_Reads @eadieb Thanks! Need to check these out tomorrow with a fresh pair of eyes! Luckily, I can easily get all the Nordic ones here. 1w
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EadieB @Tove_Reads Some books I have found but have not gotten to yet. 1w
BookwormAHN Preston and Child's Pendergast series or any of their books are good. 1w
Andrew65 You‘re more hopeful about Brexit happening this month than I am! 1w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I can‘t take any risks when it comes to books 😂 1w
TrishB Having a think! 1w
gradcat Okay, are you referring only to American authors? @EadieB has given you lots of options, but if you are referring to certain areas of the world, let me know. I‘m not sure which authors will become difficult to find after Brexit. Meanwhile, @Andrew65 is cracking me up re the possibility of Brexit actually happening!! 😂🤣😂 1w
Andrew65 @gradcat The country is in a total political mess, all out for themselves and not the best interests of the country. Whether you are in favour of Brexit or not a democratic vote went for it. Democracy in the U.K. is dead as the will of the people has not been actioned and not ever sure it will be. Can‘t see the point of ever voting again when democracy doesn‘t exist! @EadieB (edited) 1w
Andrew65 Payne and Jones Series by Chris Kuzneski
Roy Grace Series by Peter James
John Rebus Series by Ian Rankin
DCI Ryan Series by L J Ross
Tony Hill / Carol Jordan Series by Val McDermid
Jack Brady Series by Danielle Ramsay
Tom Kirk Series by James Twining
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EadieB @Andrew65 The will of the people should prevail. If the majority voted to leave, then that‘s what should be done. 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB Exactly! Some parties now talking about virtually annulling the rest and stopping Brexit. How can that be democracy! As I say doesn‘t matter whether for or against it, it was voted for! Very bad situation all round. I can see riots and civil disobedience ahead. 1w
EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s not good! 1w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I‘ll join the rioters if I don‘t get my books 😂 1w
Tove_Reads @gradcat Nordic books I can always get, but having problem with many others. Especially annoying when it comes to my reading the world challenge. Good thing is that I can order books to my friend‘s mother‘s address and he‘ll bring me the books four times a year. But, can‘t order 20 books there... 1w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb Should we find three new series for 2020, now that we are almost done with our three original choices? 1w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I bought Kuzenski, library has some. Read all Rankins. Reading James atm. 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Should we do some of the Nordic authors since they would be easy for you to get? @Andrew65 1w
Tove_Reads @eadieb I was thinking it would be nice to be more versatile. It wasn‘t our plan, but we‘ve been mostly reading British authors. Nothing wrong with it, there are many great ones, but why not mix it up a bit? Have you guys read Camilla Läckberg or Jo Nesbo? Been meaning to read both. @andrew65 (edited) 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads I‘ve read a few about 3 Nesbo books and own most of them and Lackberg‘s books too. I haven't read any Lackberg's and I think @Andrew65 has read a few of both. (edited) 1w
Tove_Reads @eadieb Did we discuss jussi alder-Olsen at some point already? 1w
Tove_Reads @EadieB Have you read Lars Kepler? 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads I have some of Jussi alder-Olsen and Lars Kepler and have wanted to read them too. Nesbo, Lackberg and these two would be great to read in 2020. Have to check with @Andrew to see if he can get these books too. 1w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Is totally out of loop right now and have no clue what we‘re trying to make him a part of 😂 @eadieb 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads He‘s busy working on the group read, Doomsday Key, on LibraryThing. He‘ll check in when he gets a free moment, I‘m sure! 1w
Tove_Reads @eadieb I‘ve been wanting to read Indridason for years, but I can‘t get hold of his first book ☹️ 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads We can do him too when you get the book. I want to read him too! 1w
Tove_Reads @eadieb Will have to look for it in some other libraries and second hand bookstores. 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Ok so we will wait to see what Andrew thinks and you can let us know when you find the book. 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB @Tove_Reads Well you have all been busy! Eadie is right the Group Read plus a few life issues personally and at work have limited my engagement recently with much of anything! I‘m happy to read some Nordic Mysteries. I‘ve wanted to read Jussi Alder-Olsen for some time. Read first two Camilla Lackberg books that I enjoyed. Also read first Nesbo book but didn‘t enjoy that as much but happy to give them another go. Not read any Lars Kepler👇 1w
Andrew65 Or Indridason (or even heard of him or her). I‘d also like to read the Magnus Iceland mystery series by Michael Ridpath. Read the first one and really enjoyed it, who thought a mystery set in Iceland would have a strong Lord of the Rings element! Karin Fossum? Yrsa Sigurðardóttir? I also enjoyed the first one in the Kari Vaara Series by James Thompson. Will have to check which of these authors I can get hold of. @EadieB @Tove_Reads (edited) 1w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I‘ve read both Yrsa and Karin. I Could read the first two Camilla this year unless you want to reread them. All my friends are Raging about Jo and Harry Hole, so there must be something there! @eadieb 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads My first Nesbo book was The Snowman as they were not translated in order. That one was very good. I think the first book The Bat which @Andrew read was not the best as it is the first in the series. 1w
Tove_Reads @eadieb @andrew65 I could read the first Nesbo this year as well. 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes it was the Bat. 1w
EadieB @Andrew65 I also own some Ridpath, Fossum and Yrsa books so can read those too. Don't think I have any Thompson books but my library may have them. So whatever authors both of you can get is fine with me. @Tove_Reads. Yes, my library does have some Thompson books. (edited) 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB 😱 An author that Eadie doesn‘t have in her library. 😂 This is a red letter day, that doesn‘t happen too often! @Tove_Reads (edited) 1w
EadieB @Andrew65 Guess what! Just checked out the titles of James Thompson's books and I do own Snow Angels. I do remember you telling me that you read that one. lol @Tove_Reads 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB Thought it was too good to be true! 😂 I really enjoyed that one. 1w
EadieB @Andrew65 I had no idea that he was Nordic. I just picked up the book because it was a mystery. lol 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB I think he was American, from memory, but a Nordic book as set in Iceland. 1w
EadieB @Andrew65 Ok that explains it. Usually if they are Nordic they advertise that on the cover. 1w
gradcat @Tove_Reads @EadieB @Andrew65 I would love to join in if you guys would have me. I‘ve read all of Jussi Adler-Olsen, some Lackberg, some Indridason, some Siguroardottir, all of Nesbo, some Fossum & one Yrsa. None of the others mentioned by Andrew...are we still reading Cara Black? I don‘t normally read mystery/thriller series by American authors, except for Karin Slaughter. Btw Andrew, didn‘t you guys have foreign influence in your Brexit vote?... 1w
gradcat @Andrew65 ...like we did in our 2016 Presidential vote? 1w
EadieB @gradcat Wow! You read all those! That's impressive! Yes I am still going to read Cara Black too! (edited) 1w
Andrew65 @gradcat Who knows what went on around that Brexit. But foreign interference seems to be a given these days. Impressive reading and we‘d love to have you with us. And yes still progressing through Cara Black. 1w
gradcat @EadieB & @Andrew65 Thanks very much you two...I would really love to join in on the ones I haven‘t read, and I might read some of the others that @Tove_Reads mentioned that I haven‘t read as well. Okay great re Aimée LeDuc...getting ready for 1w
gradcat @EadieB I used to read so much & so fast...and I always wanted to read my favorite genre, detective novels, yet I only wanted to read the ones set in other countries...that‘s why I‘ve read so many of those. I‘m a much slower reader these days...so old!! Ha ha! No seriously, I just can‘t read as fast as I used to, but that‘s okay...I really take in more detail now. 1w
EadieB @gradcat I can‘t read fast as I love all the details and especially if I love the author‘s writing then I want to read every word! 1w
Andrew65 @gradcat Yes next Cara Black starts Tuesday 22nd. @EadieB @Crazeedi @Tove_Reads Anyone I‘m missing off for the Cara Black Books? 1w
Andrew65 @gradcat I tend to read about 40 - 50 pages an hour depends on book. With work commitments limited reading time, so possibly read a bit faster. My wife who is older than me and doesn‘t work Reads at a much steadier rate (just like Eadie) but picks up so much more. @EadieB is a total reading machine. 🙌🙌🙌😱 She does Read at a steady pace but always amazed the amount of hours she can read each day. 1w
Andrew65 @gradcat When off work and recovered from tiredness I can read anywhere between 7 and 10 hours if nothing else happening and tend to read between about 400 and 500 pages. According to my app, up to midnight last night (13th) I had read 3654 pages this month but been a particularly difficult month. Keep hoping my luck will turn around. @EadieB During #24B4Monday Readathon tend to fit in around 24 - 26 hours. 1w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I'm in for whatever you all decide to read, I just need to know to find the books. Right now I've been caught up with Camilleris books, I'm actually making an order for number 18to 24 since my audiobooks stopped at 17. @Tove_Reads of course I'm going to recommend Donna Leon's Brunetti series, and Martin Walkers Bruno chief of police series. Also Camilleris as I've already said. Doesn't the Book depository send books all over the world👎 (edited) 1w
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads with free shipping? Why will it be a problem to get books? Anyway, I'm game for whatever. There are other books I'd recommend but having brain bleep right now 1w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi You have just zoomed through Camilleri. I joined a new library on Saturday 25 miles away and these now give me access to most of the Donna Leon books online. 👏👏👏👏😍. I really enjoyed the first one. 1w
EadieB Karin Fossum - 13 (Inspector Sejer) + 2 Standalone
Jo Nesbo - 12 (Harry Hole) 2 (Blood on Snow) + 3 Standalone
Arnaldur Indridason - 11 (Inspector Erlendur) + 2 ( Flovent and Thorson) + 1 S/A
Henning Mankell - 11(Kurt Wallander) + 14 Standalone
Lisa Marklund - 11 (Annika Bengtzon) + 1 Standalone with James Patterson
Camilla Lackberg - 10 (Patrik Hedstrom) + 2 Standalone
Maj Sjowall - 10 (Martin Beck)
Hakan Nesser - 10 (Inspector Van Veetere) + 2
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EadieB Jussi Adler-Olsen - 8 (Department Q) + 2 S/A Kjell Eriksson - 7 (Ann Lindell) LarsKepler-7(DetectiveInspectorJoonaLinna) James Thompson - 5 (Inspector Vaara) JorgenBrekke - 4 (Odd Singsaker) + 1 S/A 1w
Tove_Reads @Eadieb I‘m up for everything but Marklund and Markell. Remember them still well. The others I haven‘t read that much. Anne Holt is also good, but I‘ve read all of those too. Pekka Hiltunen is good as well. Leena Lehtolainen is very popular too. Sadly, my two fave Finnish authors have not been translated. (edited) 7d
Tove_Reads @Crazeedi I tend to order 20 books at a time from GB. If there is a no deal between GB and EU it‘s impossible to say when things get fixed and what‘s going to happen. Now it‘s internal market so no extra taxes, customs etc. 7d
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @Crazeedi @gradcat Can you check the list above by @EadieB and see if you can get hold of these series? 7d
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads I will check this list and see. I've been busy getting ready for trip. I'll be gone next week, will try to see who I can find and I'll check in as I can! 5d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I am in love with Camilleri, I'm ordering the rest of the series, and I am going to pay for a subscription to watch the Italian series. I found it online through a service, its subtitled but looks good. And I read they follow the books well. Also the director was friends with Camilleri! 5d
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads @gradcat @EadieB @Andrew65 I'm ready for this reading group whatever you all decide! I'm going to investigate these new to me authors so I'm better informed! 5d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 also I make a point not to reread, but I'm going to reread Camilleri and Leon's series. Glad you found brunetti! They get better as you go, trust me, the first one was good, but they get soooo much better 5d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi In that case look forward to getting to rest of them. 5d
gradcat @Tove_Reads Okay, I‘ve mentioned before that I read all of Nesbo & Mankell, but any of the others are fine and easily obtainable for me. I‘m up for any of these. @Andrew65 I can‘t find Inspector Montalbano series...where did you find it—I‘m jealous!! 3d
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I know there are a few more fighting for my title (I‘m tired, brain doesn‘t work properly), but the tagged one and Follett‘s Kingsbridge are for sure amongst the very, very best!

GlassAsDiamonds Kushiels Dart trilogy by Jacqueline Carey 2w
Klou The Hunger Games 2w
readingjedi The Lord of the Rings. His Dark Materials. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever. 2w
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Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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Can‘t wait to dig into this one!

TrishB Loved it 👍🏻 2w
EadieB I‘m looking forward to this one too! 2w
Andrew65 Still need to read After The Fire, but now have books 6, 7 and 8 out of the library. 2w
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Andrew65 Have you read this yet (book 7) @EadieB @Tove_Reads I finished After The Fire last night? 4d
EadieB @Andrew65 Not yet but will start it soon! @Tove_Reads 4d
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m possibly reading it this weekend. @Tove_Reads 4d
EadieB @Andrew65 Me too! I‘m finishing up some reviews and will start it after that. @Tove_Reads 4d
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb I just finished Murder in the Sentier, and the tagged one is the next in line, so I‘m ready! 4d
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The Third Twin | Ken Follett
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Such a great author, such a great storyteller! Follett has never failed me! Another intriguing thriller set in the days before social media. Dr. Ferrami is doing groundbreaking work studying identical twins who have been separated at birth. Only thing is, what if there are more than two of them? What if a small group of big shots want her to shut up about it? Read it to find out what is going on! It‘s worth it!

Andrew65 Don‘t know what those poor and low rated reviews were about! 2w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Never try to understand humans... People should rave about these books, all of them, not just the trilogies! 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 🤔😂 Yes I agree! I quite often go against popular opinion both ways. 2w
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Third Voice | Rolf Brjlind, Cecilia Brjlind, Hilary Parnfors
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I thoroughly recommend this series to everyone who‘s into police procedural, crime, Nordic noir, thriller, murder novels... This is the second book in the series. The main characters are so imperfect that it makes them perfect characters for a book like this. I need to move on to book number three soon!

EadieB My library has a bunch of DVD‘s and 1 book (edited) 2w
Andrew65 Thanks for my information, my library has the first two. @EadieB (edited) 2w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Not sure the rest are translated yet. But, this is something I know you‘ll enjoy @EadieB 2w
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The Calling of the Grave | Simon Beckett
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Somehow it just felt right to start reading this tonight. The week has been weird with a school stabbing here in Finland and the deaths of several policemen in Paris. Sometimes real life is so much creepier, but I prefer to dig deep into fiction right now!

Cathythoughts Hope the book helps to escape for awhile ♥️ 2w
Andrew65 Fiction is always the best escape. Love this series. 2w
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Girls of Riyadh | Rajaa Alsanea
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Time to move on to #saudiarabia #readingtheworld

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The Third Twin | Ken Follett
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Been so busy that I‘ve forgotten to ask, when, when, when? I forgot that it‘s October already 😱👻🎃

EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 I‘m ready whenever you are! 2w
Tove_Reads @EadieB It‘s up to @Andrew65 then! 2w
EadieB @Tove_Reads 👍🏻 2w
Andrew65 Will check into how I can get a copy and get back to you. @EadieB @Tove_Reads (edited) 2w
Andrew65 Interesting this one, quite a low rating on Goodreads, 3.69 and some bad reviews on Amazon. Wonder what we‘ll think. @EadieB @Tove_Reads 2w
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Obsessed with Zimbabwe at the moment. I feel so bad about how Europeans treated Africa ☹️ The English really did a number here. This “gentleman” was in love with his married aunt, and enjoyed beating up his servants in his spare time. And then the man in the top left corner... Bad people come from every country. How do people become so bad and twisted?

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September, September | Shelby Foote
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This is what I read in September. Felt like a slow reading month, but 19 is ok. Several thought provoking books and I was happy to even meet some of these authors!

TrishB 19 is good 👍🏻 3w
Mitch @TrishB especially when one is A Little Life! 3w
TrishB @Mitch exactly 😁 3w
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Andrew65 19 is great! A book every 37.89 hours. 😳 2w
Andrew65 What was your favourite book of the month? 2w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Hard to say. Many were 4+/4,5. 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads That‘s good!! 2w
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Telling Tales | Ann Cleeves
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I know I can get some sympathy from you guys. I want to, no need to, read all these books right now! Why am I not five people, so I could do it right now? Oh, the tragedies of being a reader 😂🤪

Andrew65 I‘m still behind with After the Fire but finally got it from the library. 2w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 It‘s another good one! Good that they found the book! 2w
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Zimbabwe | Tapiwa Mugabe
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Look what I just did!!!! Southern Africa, here I come! Many dreams coming true ❤️ Any book recommendations from this region?

RachelO Oh wow! I‘m super-excited for you! Send back photos! From my armchair travels, I recommend 4w
TheBookStacker I grew up just outside of the KNP! Hope you‘re going in for a bit of a safari it‘s an amazing place! Also I recommend (edited) 4w
LeeRHarry That looks like an Intrepid trip 😊 have a fantastic time!! 4w
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LeeRHarry Haven‘t read this series but I know others who like it 😊 4w
Tove_Reads @TheBookStacker Wow! What an amazing place to grow up at! Yes, several safaris. 4w
Tove_Reads @RachelO I have actually read that one! Yes, it is exiting! 4w
Tove_Reads @LeeRHarry It is indeed, my first trip with them! I have read the first maybe 6 books in the series. 4w
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Question | Austin Clarke, Clarke
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kamoorephoto Thriller...stays exciting, keeps me guessing! 4w
BridgetteM Mystery, hands down. :) 4w
AmyG Contemporary fiction 4w
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MySharonaK Mystery /horror mystery 4w
Megabooks Printbooks: Contemporary fiction, Audiobooks: General nonfiction 4w
CaroPi Historical fiction 4w
JacqMac Historical fiction. 4w
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Litsy doesn‘t have this book, and I am so sad to tell you it‘s not available in English ☹️ The former Helsinki murder squad boss wrote a book about his real cases. He is very good on stage, unlike most policemen. He‘s seen the big changes from the 70s until today. Murders have gone down a lot! In 2017 there were 61 homicides in the whole country!

Tove_Reads The woman on the left is a famous Finnish crime novelist, Leena Lehtolainen. 1mo
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After a full day at a crime novel festival, what do you do? You go home and have to start reading crime, because that‘s the way you were built! ❤️🤷🏼‍♀️😂

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The Spring Tide | Cilla Borjlind, Rolf Brjlind
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I‘m really enjoying this couple‘s series! Highly recommended!

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The man who continued the Millenium series by Stieg Larsson!

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Let the fun begin! I‘m attending the crime novel festival in Helsinki! I‘m pretty much surrounded by older women 🤔

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Nobody on Litsy has liked this book! Haven‘t read it yet, but I love Peter May. Help me out here, @Andrew65

Andrew65 I see what you mean, and it has a lower rating on Goodreads (3.64) than you‘d expect for one of his books. I haven‘t read this yet but I do see on Goodreads that @eadieb gave it a 5 star rating when she read it last year. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I enjoyed it and I loved his writing! 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I certainly still intend reading it, and all his other books. A go to author for me. @Tove_Reads 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb @andrew65 He is Indeed one of the best! Probably in my Top 10! 1mo
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Dry Bones That Dream | Peter Robinson
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I‘ve been stuck with these two series, because these books have “disappeared” from the library. I ended up ordering them online because apparently they‘re out of print, so the library can‘t get them 🤷🏼‍♀️ Didn‘t feel comfortable to just skip them and move on to the next one. I mean, we are talking about really important things here: book series, no skipping allowed!

TrishB Definitely not! 1mo
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#Samoa ❤️❤️❤️ #readingtheworld

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Minaret: A Novel | Leila Aboulela
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Just got more books, because I was running low... 😂🤣🤪 Four new books for my #readingtheworld challenge! #Sudan #SriLanka #Samoa #Seychelles I‘ve gotten far in my challenge, not many letters after S!

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Wolf: Jack Caffery | Mo Hayder
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My fave book in the Jack Caffery series. Gruesome and not for the faint of heart. This book is more focused than the other ones, and we finally get some answers. The Walking man is working on his own agenda, and so is Jack. In the meantime two men keep a family of three shackled up in the family home, and something really fishy is going on. The family dog gets away, runs into the Walking Man, and Jack finds them. To find out the rest read the book

Andrew65 Still only about 12% through this. 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Nice review! 1mo
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julesG I'm ever so sorry, I fell behind. Flea and the cave in the quarry made me put Gone to the side. I'm annoyed with myself for not getting back into it. @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads @EadieB 1mo
Andrew65 @julesG Easily done! I hated that part too! 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Thanks! 1mo
Tove_Reads @julesg That was probably my least fave book in the series. 1mo
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Ok, some of you might remember that I‘ve had some problems ordering ebooks from Kindle. Well, turns out that you can only buy 6 ebooks while being outside of the country in your settings. You need to contact customer service and they will reset it, and you can get 6 more, and then they block it again. Just an FYI when buying ebooks while outside your own country! This is the UK site.

julesG That's strange! When outside my home(!), I buy kindle books through the amazon website. That has worked quite well so far. I remember getting lots of 99c deals while not in Germany, so there definitely wasn't a restriction. Maybe try through the website? Then download the books from the cloud to your device? 1mo
Tove_Reads @julesg I‘ll try with a VPN next, hopefully it‘ll work. This is the UK site. Rest of Europe can use the Amazon.com which I used to use, but it‘s hard with physical books. I have to change my settings between the US and the UK, because some don‘t send used books outside of the country. I have an address in both countries. 1mo
julesG I use the DE site most. Thanks to an address in the UK, I sometimes use the UK site and download the book to my computer, then transferring it to my device. As soon as the DE site was created, Amazon USmore or less forced me to move my account there. 1mo
Tove_Reads @julesg Yeah, I have to use the DE site for many things, but if I want to order a Kindle device I have to use the US site. We‘re supposed to get a Nordic one soon. I bet it‘ll make everything worse ☹️ 1mo
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Andrew65 Love this! 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 And it makes sense (unlike Brexit 😂🤷🏼‍♀️) 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads To be honest not really bothered whether U.K. is in Europe or not, but the government needs to stop being an embarrassment and sort it one way or another. They are a total joke and MPs acting in own interests rather than the needs of the nation. 1mo
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 Sadly, seems to be the same in every country. The most important thing is to trash the opposing views... I am very much entertained by 🇬🇧 politics right now (well, not the break), but never heard cursing before and never many other things. Not a fan of BoJo, but he is entertaining. 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘m just avoiding the politics because annoying me too much! Not sure why they put it to a referendum if not going to act on it (Agree with it or not), then they laughingly call us a democracy! Sounds like only allowed a voice if they agree with it! 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Interesting times! Once a decision is made, it should be it! I don‘t care what the 🇬🇧 does, but it bothers me if I‘ll have to pay extra to get books, so might not be able to get all the books I want in the future, and therefore not take part in group reads. So, this means I‘m against Brexit, unless there‘ll be a good trade deal. I mean, nothing else than books really matter! 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Definitely, you never know it might improve things for the better but something has to happen first! 1mo
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Back to reading Peter May, yay! I love his books!

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Heard a lot of good things about this Norwegian author. The cover and the pages inside look like a Ann Cleeve‘s Shetland book. High expectations!

Cathythoughts Great cover ... 👍🏻 1mo
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The Cult of Fog Island | Mariette Lindstein
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Going to a crime novel festival in a few weeks. There will be a lot of interesting authors present, so I better start reading their novels. This author used to be a Scientologist, but managed to ‘escape‘. I had to buy this chocolate when I saw it, and it‘ll go well with the book! I love to read books in the original language if possible, and now I‘ve got the chance.

MySharonaK The festival sounds interesting! Where is it? Also, let us know how the choc was 😍 2mo
Tove_Reads @MySharonaK It‘s in Helsinki, Finland. Will be very Nordic noir. Many great authors and discussions! The choc is really, really good, plus Rainforest Alliance certified 💜 2mo
MySharonaK @Tove_Reads oh lovely, does it happen every year? I‘m in the UK, but always looking for excuses to visit! Yay that the choc is so good, and rainforest alliance makes it even better 💙 2mo
Tove_Reads @MySharonaK Yes, this is the fifth year. About half of the programme is in English. Then we have the annual big book fair at the end of October. Lots of programme. Always big names. 2mo
MySharonaK @Tove_Reads sounds fab, thanks for taking the time and explaining to me 2mo
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After the Fire | Jane Casey
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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This is a book everyone who constantly complains about how hard life is should read! Jude and his friends move to NYC after they finish college. The book takes us through their lives, mostly through the eyes of Jude, a successful lawyer, but with the saddest, horrible past, which he can‘t get over. Luckily, he has many good friends in his life, but tragedy is always present, old and new. Might be a hard read for many, but it‘s worth the read!

TrishB Great review, a hard, but wonderful read 👍🏻 2mo
Marina_h I loved this book even though it was hard to read! 2mo
sprainedbrain ❤️ 2mo
AmyG Agreed. One of the best...and most heartbreaking books I‘ve ever read. 2mo
Ilariap It's one of my favourites..heartbreaking but inspirational 6d
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The Secret of the Stones | Ernest Dempsey
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Has anyone read this book? Sounds good, but I‘ve never heard of it before.

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Robot | DK
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https://www.fastcompany.com/90395110/how-googly-eyes-solved-one-of-todays-tricki... Googly eyes made people love this robot! She lives at my library.

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Fat Fridays | Judith Keim
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I have no clue what the tagged book is about, but it sounds like I should read it! Happy Friyay! 🥳

Cathythoughts Happy Happy Friday ! Finally 😊 2mo
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Reading it right now. Heard so much about this book, don‘t really know what to expect. I‘m about 25% done.

JacqMac Expect to have your heart torn out, ripped into tiny pieces, glued back together, all haphazard like, and shoved back inside. Enjoy! 😉 2mo
Tove_Reads @JacqMac Thanks?! 😶 (edited) 2mo
sprainedbrain What @JacqMac said. 💔😭 2mo
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Enjoying this book! Have missed reading about this time period. A quarter into the book I‘m getting exactly the vibes from it I expected!

Andrew65 I‘ve just started this. Interesting beginning. Has a good feel about it. 2mo
EadieB I'm starting this today. 2mo
Crazeedi Want to read! 2mo
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Tove_Reads @eadieb @andrew65 When are you ready to start the next Follett? 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Can you remind me which one is next, I have forgotten the title. 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Thanks, I can get on audiobook so can read it anytime from 1st onwards. Although return to school on Monday 2nd so my reading will be more restricted during September. @EadieB (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi I just bought for kindle for 1.99 2mo
Tove_Reads @Crazeedi 👍🏽 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I‘m ready for Follett after I finish the Gregory book. 2mo
Tamra Lovely pic 🌸 2mo
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Disney's the Little Mermaid | Walt Disney Company
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Just watched the musical. So amazing what they can do nowadays with technology! Musicals are great to watch in between reading books.

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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Another solid Maeve Binchy book. It did jump a bit between people, and I felt like not all side plots were needed. It‘s nice to see old friends from other books. The bad why is easy to pick in this book, and what a prick he is. Destroyed the future for too many good people.