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Yanya

Yanya

Joined July 2019

Reading is not a sport! I'm just keeping track of the books I've read.
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The Sound of Whales | Kerr Thomson
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Another great Children's book! Totally recommend this!

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Black Dog Summer: A Novel | Miranda Sherry
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Don't judge a book by it's cover they say! Ha, well I couldn't go past this cover and even though the price was reduced (red flag) I really enjoyed it! South Africa, dead people, dogs, secrets, all the elements to make a great story!

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Three Wishes | Kristen Ashley
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This was great!

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I thought it was an appropriate theme for lockdown. Light, fluffy and predictable. Just a hint of possible darkness! Exactly what I wanted.

CarolynM Sounds like the sort of thing we all in Australia and NZ need right now🙂 (edited) 10mo
Yanya Yes! Definitely! I'm steering clear of murder mysteries......I don't need any morbid influences! 10mo
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That was lovely.

BookishMarginalia Agreed! 11mo
DivineDiana Yes, it was! 11mo
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That was fascinating. Wow! So informative. Now I really don't like the Beatles.....or their fans. You don't have to be a fan to enjoy this book.......and it has pictures. Bonus!

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The 1,000-year-old Boy | Ross Welford
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This was recommended to me by a grade 5 book nerd! She has great taste! I really enjoyed it! I think us two book nerds are going to have lots to talk about!

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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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Oh my heart!

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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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Bwahahaha loved it.

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Honeybee | Craig Silvey
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Great read! Very well written. Sad I finished it so quickly!......but I couldn't help it!

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics | Dolly Parton, Robert K Oermann
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This is lovely! Adore all the beautiful photos! She talks about her songs and her life alongside the lyrics to her songs! So gorgeous! You can't help but hear her voice and accent telling you her stories! By far my prettiest book!

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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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.......And she's done it again......another gripping aussie tale!

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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Another crackin' aussie read!

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Brilliant read! Follows on from The Dry! Really enjoy this author's work! I'm reading The Lost Man next! I'm trying to read slowly so I don't run out of her books to read!

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Really enjoyed this! I felt guilty having a shower for longer than 3 minutes. Loved the movie! It was the same, but different! Brilliant aussie story!
I usually prefer to watch the movie after i've read a book but it was interesting to find the subtle differences!

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The Yield | Tara June Winch
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Brilliant!
Yiing - happiness or joy

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The Dog Runner | Bren MacDibble
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Another crackin' story. The scary thing is that it could actually happen!

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His Name Was Walter | Emily Rodda
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What a treat! I know it's a children's book, (from primary school library) but i thoroughly enjoyed this brilliantly written book! Loved every page! Hugely reccommend!

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Brilliant read! Love his style!

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Oh you just have to read this! It should be studied at schools! So that "we will admire and love our land all the more!"

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Great read!

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I love the way this is written! So emotional! I now look at dogs in an entirely different way and want to start a conversation with them!

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John Crow's Devil | Marlon James
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Once i got used to the accent, this was a great read!

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The Dead Beat | Doug Johnstone
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Started off well, but lost me with a very average ending!

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Gross Anatomy | Mara Altman
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Mehso-so

Funny and cringy and surprisingly informative!

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Mehso-so

Was okay! Not a fan!

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13 Treasures | Michelle Harrison
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Reliving my childhood! Borrowed a book from primary school library! Recommend this for myself at 10! Love the fairies and goblins and creepy old witches who live in the forest! I might start a "recommended by me" shelf at school for the up and coming book nerds at school.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Sally has redeemed herself, after my disappointment with Conversations With Friends! I really enjoyed this book! Afraid i read it too quickly! Yeah i'll definitely read more of her stuff! It's written well and i "get" the characters.

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I dont know if i like this or not! Frances is dumb and mean ...... i think! 🤔 It's very well written, but it just doesnt appeal!

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The great gatsby | Scott Fizgerald
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I've read this book numerous times, and yet i still despise all the characters! That may be the whole point of the story! Pretty cover though!

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Amy & Isabelle | Elizabeth Strout
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Beautifully written! First Elizabeth Strout read for me. Definitely won't be my last! Going out searching for more of her books!

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Fantastic! Definitely gonna read this again!

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I knew i'd enjoy this book by the title and the cover! Just didn't realise how much!

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Brilliant title for a book! Did not disappoint!

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Saving Missy | Beth Morrey
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Loved it!

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The Messenger | Markus Zusak
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My favorite author! He is the Messenger!

Graciouswarriorprincess Omg! Cute babies! Kittens!! 2y
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The Long Walk | Kerry Greenwood
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Primary School library book! Enjoy reading old books about places i know! Great kids book! I would have loved this when i was 10.

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Panpan

Well that was disappointing!

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Agonizing and so so sad...yet i couldn't put it down. I had to finish this story, as painful as it was.

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Thought provoking and beautiful!

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In the Clearing | J.P. Pomare
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That was a great read!

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Brilliant! Highly entertaining! Now to watch the show!

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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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WOWEE!

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I adore this book. I'm so devastated that I finished it! I will miss Eleanor terribly! She has inspired me to make more of an effort to be kind!.....and funny!.....and understanding!....and nice! I hope they don't wreck this story with a movie!

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Yeah! Was okay!

Mrsann2000 I listened on audible and wondered if reading it would have been better...!? 2y
Yanya @Mrsann2000 i dont know, i've never listened to a book on audible! Maybe it just wasn't for you? 2y
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Goodwood | Holly Throsby
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Crackin' read!

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The Wife and the Widow | Christian White
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I like what he did here! Well played!

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My Friend Leonard | James Frey
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A combination of Fact and Fiction!

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Great read!

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Sad Story! Fictional story based on actual atrocities!