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brokenpoet

brokenpoet

Joined June 2018

If you dont enjoy reading, you‘re doing it wrong
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Pickpick

An insight into the life of a junior doctor..heartbreaking, laugh out loud funny, and a true realistic look at the magnificent work done by the NHS every day

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Fallen | David Baldacci
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An Amos Decker book with historical hidden treasure, accidents covered up, arson, intrigue and suspicion at every turn.

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A Place of Execution | Val McDermid
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Pickpick

A book of 2 books! The first is a standard police investigation into the disappearance and murder of a teenage girl in the 1960s. The second is 30 years later when a journalist decides to write a book about the landmark case and uncovers secrets kept for over 3 decades. Val McD is a wonderful writer and her descriptions of the countryside are breathtaking.

Crazeedi Putting on my tbr! 13mo
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Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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Heard some kids at KFC discussing who was the best tribute - whilst we all know its Finnick Odair, was good to hear them arguing about a book!

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Jane Doe: A Novel | Victoria Helen Stone
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Following on from the recommendation from @Macavity I finally got round to this one. And. I. Flaming. Loved. It! Well written and engaging from the start

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Mehso-so

Not my usual type of book, but pretty decent. I wasnt a fan of the style of writing, but the story was good. Read this one completely in bed, not a single page read on the bus / sofa / train!

heidisreads What didn‘t you like about the style of writing? 1y
brokenpoet I‘m not a huge fan of first person writing, and whilst I thought the ‘2 sides‘ of Starr was a good idea I found it hard to get on board with some of her language. At times typical teen, at other times insightful activist with a political background. I just couldn‘t get on with it 1y
heidisreads @brokenpoet Thanks for explaining! 1y
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Pickpick

Another foray into the Swedish language for me, although I must confess to keeping the English version next to me to check some words! Det här är en skrämmande historia men det är otroligt välskrivet. en av mina "gå till" böcker

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Pickpick

One of my favourite Christie books, and one that I return to time after time after time. Love it!

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Faceless Killers | Henning Mankell
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I failed at Mördare utan ansikte (faceless killers) as a child, I think my Swedish wasnt good enough? Anyway, I enjoy the Wallander series so figured I would try again, and I succeeded this time round! Well written and engaging from the start. My Swedish is clearly improving! ??

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The Girl Next Door | Jack Ketchum
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Mehso-so

I read the screenplay version of this, and it was hard work. Whilst I liked the style (brief descriptions of day/night, surroundings, etc then lots of dialogue) the story itself was hard to read. When I got to the end there were interviews with producers and directors as well as some of the cast which were really interesting, but I couldnt get past the subject of the book which is based on the true story of the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens

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Pickpick

Having got to the end this afternoon, I still really rate it, however, I‘m a bit confused about something if any of you can help? The ending. Can anyone explain? I think I missed something..

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Currently reading this, and really enjoying it. Seen some less than favourable reviews but I‘m disagreeing with them all so far! I‘m less than useless at trying to work out twists and suspects etc so they‘re all coming as shocking surprises!

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En man som heter Ove | Fredrik Backman
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Decided to use my basic Swedish (2/4 of my grandparents are swedes ..or turnips as we called them growing up..) to read a man called Ove. Heartbreaking but well written, especially when I realised it wasnt my usual type of book, but more of a reflection on life.

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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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A film star is on trial for the murder of his wife. He didnt do it. The real murderer is on the jury at his trial. After his lawyer walks out its down to Eddie Flynn to save his life, but there might be something bigger going on...well written and engaging from the start, and the twist at the end blew me away! #beerandabook

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Dead Woman Walking | Sharon Bolton
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A murder viewed from a hot air balloon. 2 sisters (one a nun, one .. well .. not a nun) witness it. A series of twists and turns, people trafficking, CSI Northumberland, interfering locals and more unexpected moments than I could list. I know I‘m not great at working things out before they happen in books or films, but this book had me open mouthed many times. Absolutely loved it!

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Nothing but Trouble | Roberta Kray
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Action packed with an engaging storyline. Found myself grabbing the book even with just a couple of spare minutes in order to get the next bombshell. Murder, arson, cover ups and lies spread over 14 years. Loved it!

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Pickpick

I cant lie, I really enjoyed this. The insight, the detail, the research that went in to it. Really well written and engaging from the start

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Having read Tampa during the week my mind dredged up this case from the 1990s - Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau. She was 35, he was 12. I am about halfway through the book and its actually really engaging. Learning all about the family history and how many people knew what was going on but didnt report it

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Lumberjack walks into a forrest and starts to chop at a tree. Suddenly the tree shouts out ‘wait, I‘m a talking tree!‘ Lumberjack smiles up at him, and says... ‘yes, and you will dialogue‘

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Enduring Love | Ian McEwan
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I tried. I really really tried to read this. I got about half way and absolutely nothing had happened, I just had to give up 😕

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Tampa | Alissa Nutting
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Mehso-so

Although the idea behind the book is kind of creepy, I started to actually enjoy it, then started to feel a bit weird for liking it. Not sure if I‘d read it again, and if I did, I wouldn‘t tell anyone...

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Tell No One | Harlan Coben
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Picked up in a charity shop for 50p, read it in 1 night

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