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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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Finally finished The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle (I‘m a super slow reader sometimes) and I can‘t say enough about how great it was. It‘s the perfect book to devour on a day when you just want to stay cozy and not leave your bed. I believe it goes on sale tomorrow, so be sure to check it out!!!

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War Storm | Victoria Aveyard
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Catching up on the books I've finished lately! Was anyone else disappointed by the ending to the Red Queen series? I honestly was so bored and just resented most of the characters (except Evangeline) by the end. If I hadn't been listening to the audiobook, I would've DNF-ed.

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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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I have such conflicting feelings about this series. I LOVE the concept and the imagery. The characters are frustrating but only because they're flawed people. But the execution of the stories -- there are so many subplots I feel that never get tied up or that only exist because the writer wrote herself into a corner and needed an easy out. Does anyone else feel this way? But the ends always leave me wanting to know what happens next!

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The Tea Rose: A Novel | Jennifer Donnelly
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Welp, I overslept and have 14.5 hours of reading left to do today, so I think it's safe to say I'm not making my 24 hour goal. But let's see how far I can get! I'm currently at 9hr22m. For the #24in48 #undertheradar challenge, my pick is The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. It‘s been one of my faves for over 10 years. The whole series is amazing. It has everything - history, romance, adventure, kick-ass ladies - what more could you want?! @24in48

Reviewsbylola Love this series so much! 13mo
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Book #2: ✅ Ms. Marvel Civil War II was great! We got more of Kamala's family's story and really got inside her conflicted feelings re: Captain Marvel. Now time for some coffee so I can be alert enough to read through midnight and accomplish my goal of at least 10 hours today. I started at 5 a.m. and squeezed in as much as I could (at about 6.5 hours now) between stuff with family, doing yard work, and hanging out with the husband. #24in48 @24in48

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I LOVED this book. Sign me up for anything Gail Carriger writes. Strong, independent American woman with crappy parents meets stubborn, grumpy British werewolf. What follows is a funny, cute and highly engaging steampunk story of love and intrigue. 😻

jpmcwisemorgan Have you read the Parasol Protectorate or the other two series that this is associated with? 13mo
abbiereadsbooks @jpmcwisemorgan I have! I've read just about all of her books. I think I'm just missing one or two novellas and her latest novel. She's one of my favorite authors! 13mo
jpmcwisemorgan She‘s one of my favorites too! I‘m still reading the Custard Protocol series so I‘ve not read all of the novellas yet. I was trying to read them where she says they belong chronologically. 13mo
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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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My messy Ikea milk crate nightstand for the @24in48 #hour18 #nightstandchallenge! #24in48 You can't see them because of the crop, but there are even more books above and below. 😂🙈

Reviewsbylola I love your selection! 13mo
irre Love it! 13mo
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#24in48 update: 3.5 hours read, 20.5 to go! I'm nearly done with How to Marry a Werewolf I‘ve made some good progress on my War Storm audiobook while doing some yard work! Also wearing my amazing @Powells books & cats shirt because @24in48

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I'm back!!! Who else is doing @24in48 this weekend? I'm attempting it for my first time, and I got a little ambitious with my stack! I'm a super slow reader, so we'll see how it goes! 2 hours down, 22 to go! #24in48readathon #24in48

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Hey friends! I'm desperately seeking a copy of Lunch at Boney's Mound for my dad for his birthday! It's out of print so a used copy is the way I need to go, but on Amazon and eBay copies are nearly $200. Do you have any other resources you use when you're trying to hunt down an old used book?! Any advice would be greatly appreciate!

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So I don't know if I've posted about it on here, but my sweet 6 year old kitty has cancer and it's not treatable and he doesn't have a lot of time left. Today one of my friends from high school who I'm not so close with anymore sent me this sweet stuffed animal. I don't know if I've ever cried so hard in my life.

Eyelit 💜💜💜what a sweet thing to do to commemorate your lovely kitty. All the hugs to you 💜💜💜 1y
Owlizabeth Sending hugs, so sorry to hear this 💞💞💞 1y
MarriedtoMrT Oh no! I‘m so sorry. 😔 1y
irre I‘m so sorry to hear that 💕💕 1y
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Oh my gosh that middle panel killed me. I love this series.

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Fuck Cancer: Lined Notebook | Ij Publishing, Llc
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Today we got the terrible news that our sweet little Gus has cancer and the outlook likely isn‘t good. He‘s the most social, loving, and funny cat ever, and words can‘t describe how much this sucks, especially because he‘s only 6 years old. Fuck cancer.

tpixie Oh I‘m so so sorry 😐 💕 2y
JoeStalksBeck Awww I‘m so sorry ❤️❤️❤️❤️ hugs and love to that sweet boy 2y
ReadingMeagan Ohh I‘m so sorry. Having a sick pet is terrible 💕 2y
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Soubhiville I‘m so sorry to hear that. 😢 2y
ReadingSusan I am so, so sorry. I am going through this now. It‘s heart wrenching. Sending hugs. 2y
dariazeoli I‘m sorry to hear this. I hope his illness is as painless as possible. 😟 2y
MarriedtoMrT I‘m so sorry! 2y
irre I‘m sorry! I totally agree, fuck cancer!!! 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m sorry! 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Oh Nooooooo. I'm so sorry. 2y
Owlizabeth I‘m so sorry! Sending hugs 💞💞💞 2y
Wife I‘m sorry. 🌹 2y
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I'm stuck at the vet this morning waiting to get some test results back for my kitty Gus (he's been pretty sick lately so we're hoping today helps us figure out why) but I forgot my book at home! Anyone have any recommendations (book or otherwise) to help keep me entertained?

Cinfhen Hope your fur baby feels better soon 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Awww. Feel better Gus! I'm rooting for ya. 2y
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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
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I. Am. Struggling. I LOVED Red Queen. I thought it was super unique, very well-paced and just generally a great read. Glass Sword is definitely a sophomore slump so far. Please, anyone who has read it, is it worth finishing? I'm maybe 1/3 of the way through. I don't want to DNF it, but I honestly don't know if I can keep going.

Owlizabeth I‘d push through because book three is muuuuuch better! 2y
Mads.Bookcorner I would push though. It was hard for me to finish just because I felt like Mare was being a weird character. I hear the third book is the best! 2y
abbiereadsbooks @Owlizabeth @Mads.Bookcorner Thanks!! I just finished. It was a real struggle, but I started to enjoy it a little more toward the end. I'll have to add book 3 to my TBR! 2y
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Civil War II | Brian Michael Bendis
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😂😂😂

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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My husband and I got ALL THE BOOKS for Christmas. I‘m super excited to have gotten a lot of #diversereads to add to my collection! I‘m especially looking forward to Sing, Unburied, Sing. Did you get any awesome books for the holidays?

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This volume was incredible. I love the depth and complexity of the characters and the kick-ass feminist storytelling. Also, they include fake ads at the end of each issue and holy crap if this one didn't speak to me on an incredibly personal level. #bitchplanet #comics #feminism

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Time to see what all the hype's about! Reading this one for a book club before the movie comes out. For those who have read it already: do you think the movie will stack up to the book? Also, did you know Wil Wheaton reads the audiobook?!

Soubhiville I‘m so excited for you, reading it for the first time! I loved the audio, I‘ve read/ listened three times! I‘m dubious about the movie, I‘ve heard already that some scenes were left out... but even if it doesn‘t mirror the book too much, I hope it‘ll be a fun movie. Enjoy your listen! 2y
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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Holy crap this woman has been through A LOT. Her story is hilarious and inspiring and shows that you can overcome just about anything with the right attitude. Also, personal opinion: with celebrity memoirs, the audiobook is always the best option. What do you think?

irre Love listening to memoirs! 2y
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Oof, you guys. This book started out pretty promising but quickly took a turn for the terrible. I LOVE P&P adaptations. But Darcy (the female protagonist in this telling) was the most unlikeable person. I could not get on her side no matter how hard I tried. The book was a cute idea, but didn't quite get there in execution.

RebelReader Have you read ? 2y
abbiereadsbooks @RebelReader I haven't yet, but it's on my TBR! 2y
RebelReader @abbiereadsbooks Its absolutely delightful! I'm interested in what you think after you read it. I read my friend Mary's copy, but will pick up my own secondhand eventually. 😍😍 (edited) 2y
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YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. MY RECOMMENDATION FOR “TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN” WAS FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES. Omgomgomg. http://nyti.ms/2jhGzTU

MyNightstandRunnethOver Congratulations! Have your feet touched the ground? 2y
LiteraryinLititz Whoa!! That is amazing!!! 2y
Cinfhen That's awesome!!! 😘😘😘 (edited) 2y
Soubhiville Oh gosh! Congrats! 2y
AmyI That's awesome!! 2y
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New post up on the blog! I LOVED Turtles All the Way Down. As an anxiety sufferer, this book meant so much to me. Check out my full review here: http://www.abbiereadsbooks.com/2017/11/turtles-all-way-down.html?m=1

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Paper Girls, Volume 3 | Brian K Vaughan
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Paper Girls Vol. 3 with all the Hitchhiker's Guide references! Not pictured: the panel that says "I have no clue what were supposed to do and I sure as shit didn't bring a towel." #papergirls #comics #graphicnovel #badassladies #bookstagram #instabooks

ErikaB I just posted almost the exact same picture! Love this series more with each new volume. 2y
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Just got my latest #litsygoespostal #nopostonsundays package and once again @Carol is the best book penpal type person ever! Seriously these bookmarks are the cutest. 😻😻😻

dariazeoli I have those! They are so adorable 👍🏻 2y
Carol Yay you got them! I got a set for myself. That's the secret for being a good book buddy is buying the same for yourself 😂 2y
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"The strength of a woman can be boundless." Damn right it can! ???

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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New post up on the blog - my top 3 Outlander fan theories! Are you ready for it? http://www.abbiereadsbooks.com/2017/09/outlander-fan-theories.html?m=1

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Hey @Mars - we need your help in the No Post on Sundays Facebook group!

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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You guys! I wrote my first book review in a million years and resuscitated my blog! I'd LOVE if any of you would check it out! www.abbiereadsbooks.com

Ms_T Great review! 2y
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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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OH ALSO my reading rut is over! I DEVOURED 3/4 of When Dimple Met Rishi yesterday. It's basically the cutest book ever. 😻😻😻

rachelm I adored that one!! A perfect rut cure 2y
ReadingEnvy Yes it's so cute! 2y
HollyB3 So cute!! 2y
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My latest #litsygoespostal #nopostonsundays book arrived today! Check out @kaitlyn 's awesome notebook and the adorable page markers @Carol included for me!

kaitlyn Oh I hope you enjoy the book! It's exciting to know who has it :) 2y
kaitlyn Also I'm actually reading the book @carol picked as I type this :) just received it a few days ago - really liking it so far. Happy reading to you both! 2y
Carol Yaaaaasss! @abbiereadsbooks I'm glad you like them! @kaitlyn your book made me highlight a lot of passages! 💞 Also how cool that you have my book too? Hope you enjoy. 2y
kaitlyn That's awesome! @carol I just started it and I'm already halfway through - can't put it down! 2y
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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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NOTHING has been able to snap me out of my reading rut. Probably because I just really don't feel like reading lately, which sucks. I'm hoping an amazing graphic novel will do the trick!

britt_brooke Love this series! Good luck! 2y
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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What do you recommend to get out of a reading rut? I need an easy, engaging, totally awesome book rec. I'm listening to the Outlander series for the 50th time.

Ashley_Nicoletto I just read Eliza and Her Monsters and it was really good. Also, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends has to be one of the best audiobooks I've listened to this year. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Anddd I See You by Claire McIntosh or Burn Baby Burn were both good. Burn Baby Burn helped me out of my last reading rut. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Orrrrr if you like this historical/fantasy type have you tried A Discovery of Witches. History mixed with magic and fantasy and a love story. One of my favs. Sorry went a little crazy! Hope this helps! 😂😂😂 2y
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Cinfhen Sucked me right in! 2y
abbiereadsbooks Thank you @Ashley_Nicoletto and @Cinfhen for the lovely suggestions! I'll have to check all of your recs out!! 2y
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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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You guys! I won a When Dimple Met Rishi prize pack! I honestly can't even remember where I entered for it, but I was so excited when it arrived last week! Can't wait to get started reading!

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2y
ScorpioBookDreams Loved this book! 😍 2y
ReadingEnvy Cute!! 2y
mellisarock Love that pin! 2y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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1. Idk if it's because the audiobook plays whimsical music but this feels very Wes Anderson-y and I love it. 2. I'm glad I'm listening to this because I never would've know the main character's name is pronounced "Oovah".

DebinHawaii The audio was wonderful and the movie which follows the book closely is really good too. 💜📚 2y
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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Here's my July #tbr! My Lady Jane and The Nest are for book clubs. Saga is just for fun. Not pictured: my #nopostonsundays #litsygoespostal book 6 (which I'm scrambling to finish before we send off in the next few weeks!). #sizzlinsummerbooks

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Summer Sizzle | Samanthe Beck, Roz Lee, Charlene Sands
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Time to try to finally complete a monthly challenge! I WILL succeed one of these days...

EDIT: OMG I definitely thought today was July 1 for some reason! I'm already behind!! 😂😂😂

Reviewsbylola 😂😂 you're only two days behind! It happens. 2y
Smangela 😂😂😂😂 hahaha! I'm always behind on photo challenges too! 2y
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Question: Would you consider donating books via mail to an indie bookstore start-up? My friend is trying to open the first indie bookstore in her town, and she's going to start with used/donated inventory to keep overhead low as she gets started. I'm trying to gauge if Litsy might be a good place for her to seek donations, so let me know what you think! Would you be comfortable donating books via mail to someone who will sell them for profit?

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I am so excited for this! I ADORE the Outlander series, and I've been thinking about reading the Lord John series so this should give me a good preview of that and also more Jamie Fraiser 😻😻😻

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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YOU GUYS YOU GUYS AHHHH! ❤️❤️❤️

thebookdiviner NO FREAKING WAY ERMAHGERD YAS YAS YAS! Sometimes the universe gives us exactly what we need 😂 2y
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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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Snuck one more in under the wire for June! I really enjoyed this book. I love how the author works humor throughout stories that could otherwise be super heavy and serious. Also, I did not see the last several chapters coming! I thought I'd guessed everything correctly but there were some major curve balls at the end!

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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My June wrap-up! I finished 4 books this month (not pictured: The Handmaid's Tale which I actually began back in April and only just finished 😬). The Hate U Give was BY FAR my favorite. It was SO GOOD and so sadly timely (was reading during the Philando Castile verdict). Neverwhere was a beloved reread. This Savage Song was a rec that missed the mark with me. Excited to see what July has in store!

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Blogging for Dummies | Amy Lupold Bair, Susannah Gardner
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One of my friends and I are starting a new book blog at www.brokebutliterate.com! If you want to check it out at some point, we'd really appreciate it! The first review is going up tonight! Leave your own blog URL In the comments! I'd love to check it out!

collegecatlady Wanderingsofaliterarycolor.blogspot.com 2y
collegecatlady I'll be following your blog! 2y
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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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Enjoying this so far! I'm listening on audiobook specifically because I love the narrator's voice (that Australian accent omg). I've already got my guess for who the culprit is and how the end will play out so we'll see if I'm right! I'll post my guess in the comments under the spoiler guard!

abbiereadsbooks I think John Paul is the killer and that's what his secret letter was about. Isabelle reminds him of Janey which is why he looks at her weird. Not sure how Tess's story ties in, but I'm assuming it's got to do with her past relationship with the gym teacher guy who Rachel thinks is the killer. I also thought Janey might've been prego but I'm 2nd guessing that because she couldn't be if she died the same day she lost her virgonity. 2y
Jess7 Loved this book!! 2y
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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I had really mixed feeings about this book. I'm not really into the whole demons/vampires genre (especially in YA), but this was maybe the most interesting twist on that plot I've read recently. I just couldn't get more than mildly interested, though. I kept tuning parts out (I listened to the audio version), and I never felt like I missed anything important. But I managed to finish it!

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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So...um....I may or may not be about to start the Outlander series for the third time in two years. Does anyone have suggestions for similar series? I like the historical fiction, fantasy and adventure/mystery aspects a lot. #guiltypleasurereads #ihaveaproblem

MissAlyssHearts My favorite historical fiction serious is the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik. The first book is called His Majesty's Dragon. 2y
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Hey friends! I need your help. I need a new audiobook and want to hear what your favorite one is. I love series (Outlander, HP, Gail Carriger's books and Game of Thrones are some of my faves on audio). Any recommendations? Thanks!!

queerbookreader My mom has been listening to Evanovich's really long mystery series on audiobook and she seems to like it (there are 23 books so you have a lot to work with!). She also listens to a lot of Randy Wayne White books on audiobook and she likes those, although I don't know much about his list of book series. 2y
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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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Has anyone else listened to the audio of Looking For Alaska? I have a lot of thoughts about this narrator. Also I'm finding I'm not enjoy the book as much as I did the last time I read it, but that could be because I first read it 10 years ago and my worldview today is quite different.

Megabooks No, the audiobook is not as good as the written. 2y
abbiereadsbooks @Booksandcooks I'm glad it's not just me! His accents are driving me crazy. He makes Alaska and the Colonel sound like hillbillies. (edited) 2y
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Ok so I know I'm way late to this party, but HOLY CRAP THIS BOOK. It's so good! The narrator for the audiobook - and let's be honest, the story itself - took a few chapters to grow on me, but now I'm loving it so much! You know when you're at your desk all day and all you can think of is getting back to your book? That's my life right now.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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I love this book. I love it so much. And the audio is fantastic!

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