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amyrohn

Joined March 2018

amysbookreviews.com | Queens, NY | Simon & Schuster | Hufflepuff | Tea enthusiast | twitter/IG: @amy_rohn
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Finished this one on the train back to NYC! I‘ve been fascinated by this story since I discovered the Cut article about the situation, and I‘m eager to see what Netflix and HBO come up with.

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The stack at my desk keeps growing 😬

PerksOfBeingABookworm I have several of these on my TBR list! One of my favorite books is 3w
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Just checked out my first ever book from the New York Public Library! The 53rd street library is so cool and I‘m excited to spend more time there. This is my book club August pick that I‘ve been eyeing since it was released, and now I have an excuse to read it.

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The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch
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At the launch event at Town Hall for the new Adventure Zone!! Can‘t believe I get to see Justin and Griffin in person! They said there would be surprise guests for the reading and if it‘s not Lin-Manuel Miranda I will riot.

rachelsbrittain 😍😍 very jealous! Have fun!! 1mo
ssravp Hello Sirs! 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! That must have been an amazing experience! 1mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Doing some reading in Central Park this afternoon! Loving this one so far.

MrBook I have that book 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! My #NYC bookclubs are meeting in Central Park next month, if you‘d like to join ☺️. Across from the Museum of Natural History. 1mo
squirrelbrain Not jealous at all 😁👍 1mo
amyrohn @MrBook that sounds lovely! 1mo
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Surprise surprise, I ended up enjoying it, and it‘s very clear why it won the Pulitzer. It was superbly written and I felt so connected to Marie-Laure. I‘m still wary of WWII historical fiction as a whole, but at least I‘ve found one that I liked (even though the end broke my heart).

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I got a tour of all the take shelves in the office and I found some pretty good ones!

Soubhiville I loved The Soul of an Octopus! 🐙💕 1mo
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Diary of a Working Girl | Daniella Brodsky
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I forgot to mention it because yesterday was a whirlwind, but I started my new job as a sales assistant at Simon & Schuster!! I‘m so so excited to be able to work with books for the rest of my life. Publishing has been my dream for years and I can‘t believe I actually get to do my dream job.

ValerieAndBooks Congrats 🎉 📚!! 2mo
Laughterhp Congrats! 2mo
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Redwritinghood Congrats! 2mo
Slajaunie Congratulations!🎉 2mo
squirrelbrain Wow! Congratulations! 😁👍🎉 1mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📖 1mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 1mo
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So here‘s the deal. We all know how I feel about wartime historical fiction. The only reason I have this is because my ex-boyfriends mom lent it to me and I never gave it back (whoops). But I felt so guilty just getting rid of it because it won the Pulitzer and the synopsis sounded interesting and it probably is very good. So I‘m going to finally read this and get it out of the way. Wish me luck!

ValerieAndBooks Curious what you‘ll think— I haven‘t gotten myself to read this yet, either! 2mo
TrishB I loved this one 👍🏻 2mo
ruskigurl16 This was heartbreakingly beautiful. You're actually in for a treat, IMHO. 2mo
Melissa_J I didn‘t love this one like so many others seem to, but it was still pretty good. 2mo
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I read so much this month that I could barely keep up with myself! I zipped through these 7 books and loved all but one. I did a little wrap up on my blog, please go check it out!
https://amysbookreviews.com/2019/07/02/june-wrap-up/

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Mehso-so

I‘ve come to the conclusion that historical fiction set during World War II just isn‘t my cup of tea. This one just didn‘t wow me. Please check out my full review! https://amysbookreviews.com/2019/06/11/the-lost-girls-of-paris-by-pam-jenoff-rev...

Crazeedi Some of them are starting to wear thin, so I hear you 2mo
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The Missing of Clairdelune | Christelle Dabos
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Started book 2 and loving it so far!!! Still amazed by the gorgeous covers.

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On Monday, I got to work Tan France‘s book launch for his new memoir, Naturally Tan. As a huge fan of Queer Eye, I was so excited to meet someone I‘ve looked up to for the past year. Tan is one of the most genuinely lovely people I‘ve ever met, and I‘ve never met someone who radiated more positivity. Definitely go check out his book! #booklaunch

8little_paws Awwww!!!! I just started his book this morning! 3mo
squirrelbrain Wow! How exciting for you! Book stacked... 3mo
readordierachel Awesome!!! 3mo
JoScho That is so cool! 3mo
Smrloomis Cool! 👍🏽 2mo
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Starting this month‘s book club pick today!

Slajaunie Loved this book. I could not put it down. 3mo
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After 2 months, I‘m finally done! I enjoyed this epic fantasy immensely and I really wish there was a book 2. The characters were well-rounded, the world was expansive, the politics were intriguing, and most importantly, there were dragons. This is definitely worth the time it takes to read it. Check out my full review here: https://amysbookreviews.com/2019/06/02/the-priory-of-the-orange-tree-by-samantha...

BiblioLitten I‘m going to stack this for the beautiful cover, and you mentioned 🐉. ☺️ 3mo
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@TheReadingMermaid your package is on the way! I‘m so excited!
#summersantagoespostal @BookishMarginalia

TheReadingMermaid 😲😲😍😍😍😲😲 3mo
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Blogger Girl | Meredith Schorr
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I am very excited to announce that I now have a book review blog, amysbookreviews.com! I‘m so stoked about this and I‘ve worked really hard on getting everything to look right and figuring out how to make a website. It would mean so much to me if you could take a moment to check it out, leave a comment, do some sharing, whatever you feel like!

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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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A book with a view 💙 #centralpark

Centique Wow! I loved visiting Central Park many years ago, your pic brings back fond memories 😊 3mo
Chrissyreadit I loved picnics in Central Park waiting in “line” for Shakespeare in the Park. It was everything that is amazing about NY in one space. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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I feel bad that I‘ve been neglecting this one for a while, but it‘s so big that I can‘t easily take it to work. It‘s been sitting on my nightstand for a month so hopefully I can catch up before the month is done.

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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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Can we just take a moment to admire how gorgeous this cover is? So excited to start this one.

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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In the middle of this one and I‘m loving it so far! I really enjoyed The Goldfinch when I read it a few years ago, so I‘m pleased with this! I‘m finding myself both fascinated and repulsed by the characters, and the atmosphere of Vermont is lovely. Should be done soon since I can‘t put it down.

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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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Needed something to read on the train ride back to nyc so I‘m giving this one a reread!

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Call Me Evie | JP Pomare
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This one was just ok. I read so many thrillers that it‘s hard to surprise me anymore, and the twist wasn‘t all that shocking to me, and maybe I just missed them but the clues didn‘t really seem to be there. I did like how the two timelines worked seamlessly together, and I liked the suspense. But the character‘s motivations didn‘t make sense and were contradictory. Still better than last month though!

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Call Me Evie | JP Pomare
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This month‘s book club pick! The little I‘ve read so far has been pretty enjoyable, so I‘m hopeful that this will turn out better than last month‘s book (thinking about Asymmetry still makes me mad lol).

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Finally finished my first nonfiction read of the year! I haven‘t been feeling super motivated to read lately so this one took me much longer than it normally would, but I really enjoyed it. Laing‘s writing is beautiful and her nature descriptions are so vivid. I liked all the history of the landscape that was interwoven with her journey.

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The language of this book is so breathtakingly beautiful. I love landscapes and nature and the way Laing describes them makes them seem otherworldly. Really enjoying this so far.

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One of my big 2019 reading goals is to read more nonfiction, because I currently read none, so I‘m starting with this one! This one called to me because I‘m drawn to anything relating to water (I‘m a Pisces so duh) and because I wrote my thesis on Virginia Woolf. Excited for this new adventure!

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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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This just wasn‘t for me. “Folly” just made me angry the whole time and I liked “Madness” at first but then it got pretentious and I found myself skipping through it just to get it done. And the end with Ezra is just insufferable. The only connection I see is through the war and the mentioning of the desert discs show. I gave it 2 stars because it did pick up a bit in “Madness,” but I just really didn‘t like this.

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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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I‘m only 10 pages in to this one and I‘m already having a really hard time with it. I‘m only reading it because it‘s this months book club pick, which will also be the only reason I finish it, but I can already tell this won‘t be getting a high rating.

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Yet another post from my coffee shop! I figured I would stop letting the size of this one keep me from putting it off even longer, so here we go! All of the reviews I‘ve seen of this make it seem like it‘s right up my alley, so I‘m super excited about it.

Traci1 I really wanted the print edition for this one, but it was just too big and unwieldy for me. I ended up with the eBook instead. I think I may crack it open this weekend. 5mo
Ddzmini Reading it now on pg. 97 (I‘ve been slow reading to enjoy it more). I can tell you I love it so far 5mo
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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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Finished in one sitting and I‘m crying in the coffee shop. Who gave David Levithan permission to do this to me. Ugh this book is so important and made me feel so many things. There are not enough stars.

Dragon You‘ve convinced me, stacking! 👍🐉 5mo
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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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Starting this one today! It‘s been sitting on my shelf since the summer when I got it at the Brooklyn Book Festival so I could have something for David Levithan to sign. I‘m planning on starting some pretty big books soon so I wanted something that‘ll be quick!

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Just signed up for this! I haven‘t been able to do a swap in a while since I was too busy moving to New York and saving up money, so I‘m really excited about this! #summersantagoespostal
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squirrelbrain I signed up too today, so excited! 5mo
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Supermarket | Bobby Hall
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Finished this one pretty quickly! For his debut novel, I think it‘s pretty well done! I definitely would love to see the strength of his prose grow as he continues writing, because some of the dialogue was a bit juvenile and cliche, but I liked the twists, and he did a great job of dropping clues throughout the book. I don‘t know if I would‘ve picked it up if he hadn‘t come into my store, but I‘m glad I read it! 3.5 stars.

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April page of my planner! I think I‘ve read the most on this one so far with 8!

tammysue I want this! 📚😍 5mo
BookwormAHN I also have this planner. It's fantastic 💖 5mo
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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I sped through the rest of this and completed my goal of wanting to finish it before the end of March! Solid mystery at an Australian boarding school where 3 girls vanish from a picnic on Valentine‘s Day. I thought the ambiguous ending really works for this story, though I am usually a fan of having no loose ends. Solid 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pageturner.Cliffhanger If you want to read the end, Lindsay did write one - the controversial Chapter 18. Her editor persuaded her not to publish, and she agreed, but she wanted it made available after her death. The last chapter is easily Googled. It‘s a lot wilder than you might imagine! 5mo
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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On the way to Philly to celebrate my mom‘s birthday, getting some reading done on the train!

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Supermarket | Bobby Hall
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So Bobby Hall‘s (aka the rapper Logic, for those that know him that way) debut novel came out yesterday. I was working the info desk at Barnes & Noble last night, when I look up and there he is, signing all the books on the shelf! Of course I grabbed one for myself, and they were all gone within 15 minutes. It was so cool!

DivineDiana Fantastic! Being at the right place at the right time! I like him as a person. Interested in seeing how he writes. 🤔 5mo
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My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Reorganized and color coded my shelves for something special I‘m starting soon! Can‘t wait to share it!

tpixie Built in! Fun! 5mo
JoScho Fabulous shelves! 5mo
BookNAround How fun are those shelves? 5mo
GripLitGrl Love it❣ 5mo
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Holy cow this one was wild, and took me longer than I thought it would. It definitely required all my attention, and I wish there had been some trigger warnings for the graphic-ness, but I ended up fully invested in Tracker‘s story. I also felt put off by the slow and confusing beginning, but sticking with it paid off. The storytelling was immensely rich, and while I did have some problems with it, I‘m glad I pushed through.

SamAnne Just starting today. Sounds like a wild ride. 5mo
amyrohn @SamAnne I hope you enjoy it! 5mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Finished this one and hooooo boy do I have some thoughts. I liked it, but watching the show first definitely impacted my reading. I found the characters to be 10x more hate-able in the book, and man I wish there was more Blythe (who is the best character in the show, in my opinion). I can‘t really say more without spoiling it, but I‘m excited to see where the world of Joe goes next.

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The March page of my planner! I own 7 of these books, have read 4 📚✨

Bookmarkie I am 0/0 here! 😂 6mo
RadicalReader Love fellow book lovers once a book lover always a book lover 6mo
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I made it through the whole trilogy! This one was a little shorter than the other two, but still great. All the creepy through lines were well done, and I loved seeing the author‘s growth from the first two to this one. Hopefully the next installment will come soon!

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My haul from Barnes & Noble! I had ordered A Closed and Common Orbit for myself to the store I work at and figured why not get everything else on my list? I‘m super excited about all of these! I read The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet and In The Woods last week (individual posts to come) and I cant wait for what‘s next. Happy Valentine‘s to me!

Schlinkles Literally all of these are in my TBR stack! You have great taste 😉 6mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Tana French and Caroline Kepnes! Two great authors!! 6mo
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Getting some reading done at my local coffee shop! Loving this one so far.

Carolyn11215 One of my favorite reads last year! I need to get the next in the series!! 7mo
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February page of my Bibliophile planner! Sadly I‘ve only read 3 books on here.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have these cards and I love them!! Where did you get your planner? 7mo
amyrohn @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got it at the union square Barnes & Noble, where I work! 7mo
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I liked this one much better than the first. The plot is much more streamlined and easy to follow, and the author does horror SO well. I was genuinely terrified reading this (and it doesn‘t help that I read most of it at night). I still have issues with the offensive language, but that‘s just me.

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So I have mixed feelings about this. I don‘t read a lot of horror, but I really liked this for the wackiness and the humor. However, the plot was ALL over the place (you can tell it was self published), and all the offensive language kinda ruined it for me a bit. In context, maybe it makes sense to have it, but I didn‘t feel like it added anything.

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Season 3 is here! Who else is loving this series? I really don‘t want it to end, they did such an amazing job with this adaptation.

BookaholicNatty I will have to check this out when I get thru Outlander!!! I just noticed that Netflix has a lot of gooooood series out!!! 7mo
Carolyn11215 Still in the 1st season. Adore this series! 7mo
readordierachel Love this show ❤ 7mo
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