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Joined November 2017

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Crossover | Mireille Chester
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Mehso-so

Beautiful poems in the perspective of a young basketball player. The author is truly talented.

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Picture Perfect | Elaine Marie Alphin
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Mehso-so

I couldn‘t figure out where this book was going at first. It was an easy YA read, but there were a lot of unanswered questions at the beginning. The last 20 pages was when the mystery was finally solved, the characters learned their lesson, and the antagonist got what was coming to him. Enjoyed it!

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Woof. What a story! Stephen King is so unbelievably elaborate with his character development and plots. There are no missing links. The ending was terrifying and left me craving more of his work! I throughly enjoyed my first King novel!

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Yellow Star | Jennifer Roy
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Loved it! Easy read— couldn‘t put it down

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Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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Extremely fictional but the beautiful telling of lives that were always intertwined.

marleed I was glad I stuck with this because I liked the last half so much better than the first half. Some of the blame may go to my bailing on the audiobook. The narration is not good - so much better in print. 3mo
calciumkels Glad you stuck with it! 4w
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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“how you love yourself is how you teach others to love you”—— oof. Right in the feels!

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What a roller-coaster! I couldn‘t track where it was headed! I loved it! I have Book Club on Tuesday to chat about it!

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Mehso-so

Fast-paced, easy read. Definitely a love story.

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The Girl on the Train | The Girl on the Train
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I don‘t know why I didn‘t read this when it first came out, so it‘s a semi-oldie but goodie! Loved it. So many plot twists. I got this copy at the library for free. The most interesting part was whoever owned it before me made a lot of marks on the pages with a pencil. I love a well-loved book!

rather_be_reading welcome back to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Finally, finally, finally got to read this book because it was available in the library. A wonderful message for all.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Absolutely loved this book! She is a brilliant author. It was a wonderful peak into the personal lives of some extremely important people to remind us that they are people, too. Michelle always worked hard for the youth in America and for that I will always love and appreciate her.

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Wave | Sonali Deraniyagala
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Although this took me forever to finish (starting school, new puppy, new house, etc), I feel accomplished that I finally finished a book that I read for pleasure. The beginning of this biography started fast, loud, and made me anxious. I was glad when it started to iron itself out. Extremely heartbreaking retell.

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My Last Love Story: A Novel | Falguni Kothari
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Good God... this book took me a full two weeks to get through. I hate to Bail on books, so I really had to force myself to finish. I couldn‘t, and still can‘t, understand how she could cheat on her cancer riddled husband with the best friend. Such an odd love story.

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Such a terribly sad story. I love how the author wrote from the perspective of an autistic child. An amazing insight into their mind.

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Here We Lie | Paula Treick Deboard
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I liked it! Not a bad book at all. A lot of really awesome plot twists and the story of girls who experience trauma.

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In Search of Us | Ava Dellaira
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Instantly captured by this novel. Two different views: a mother and her daughter. Wonderfully timed and realistic.

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Mehso-so

Pretty good. Started slow but there was a huge plot twist which I enjoyed. Was an okay read.

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Jurassic Park : [novel] | Michael Crichton
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Took me FOREVER because I was so entranced by library books but— I love it! Extremely different from the movie, but it a good way!

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The Taster | V.S. Alexander
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Amazing! Couldn‘t put it down— finished it in a day! Historical fiction is a new favorite of mine.

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Anna | Niccol Ammaniti
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Amazing, amazing. I love a good dystopian novel! I couldn‘t put this book down. One of the ones that‘s inside of your head, you know? The way the author wrote gave me intense visual pictures. Loved it!

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What Girls Are Made Of | Elana K. Arnold
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Brutal narrative about growing up as a girl with a void for parents. Would recommend 10/10! A zest of Catholicism, as well.

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Hummingbird | Jude Angelini
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💛❤️💛❤️

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Every Day | David Levithan
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Finally able to get some books read!!! The life of a teacher, am I right?! Wonderful, thought-provoking, and creative read about the strength of every lasting love. Can‘t wait to read Another Day!

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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A well loved copy that was abandoned in the teachers room at school. Why, yes, thank you! (( #moderndayclassic #jurassicpark #dinosrule ))

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Mehso-so

Woah. Weird. Same author of Feed. Really hard to follow but a good dystopian novel.

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The Glass Spare | Lauren DeStefano
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Gotta love a snow day!

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Oh. My. God. What an amazing thriller. It captivated me with cliff-hangers, plot twists, and the sheer power of a mother whose kids are in danger. 10 times out of 10 would recommend.

RadicalReader @calciumkels cannot wait for more novels 2019 another novel is due to be released and 2019 cannot come soon enough!!! 2y
calciumkels I didn‘t know that but thank you so much! 2y
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I rarely cry while reading a novel, but this is the one that did me in. A beautiful story of friendship and love surviving through the ages. Gorgeous

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The Closest I've Come | Fred Aceves
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Quick, easy read but extremely relatable to the underprivileged school district that I work in. Some mature language but a heartfelt story.

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I Hate Everyone But You | Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
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Emails and text messages between two separated best friends while they are amidst their freshmen year in college. I mostly read young adult books to be able to recommend them for the students that I teach. Dealing with drugs, alcohol, and sex, this is an age appropriate novel relating to teens.

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Blue Ridge Sunrise | Denise Hunter
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Funny story- when I pick books from the library, I rarely read what they are about because I like a surprise. This one, i guess I didn‘t see the giant romance sticker on it! This was my first time reading a romance novel and I can‘t say that I would do it again. Quick, easy read

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Silence Once Begun | Jesse Ball
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Mehso-so

Was excited at first because I thought it was going to be a novel of a murder that was pinned on someone else, but turned out to be anti-climactic in the end. Took me forever to finish!

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What Goes Up | Katie Kennedy
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What a head-scratcher! Hard to get into because the first chapters were about training and the action hadn‘t really started yet, but I enjoyed he trip to deep space. There was one sentence that made my stomach flip and a feeling of terror washed over me. I would tell you what it is but: spoilers.

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Final Demand: A Novel | Deborah Moggach
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Enjoyed the many different third person points of view in this story. They all melded together in the end. Would recommend for an easy, quick read.

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Took me forever to get into, but I‘m so happy I️ didn‘t abandon. A heartbreaking, yet beautifully satisfying story about adoption in the old-days. Some chapters left me on the edge of my seat, unable to breathe. Worth it.

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The Reminders | Val Emmich
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This books was simple and sweet to read. What a fabulous book to read as an open-minded family. Love all of the Beatles references throughout the novel. Would recommend to one of my students anytime.

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This novel was extremely interesting right out of the gate. Would not recommend to younger readers while it contained harsh language and extremely graphic descriptions, but I️ found this to be a page turner. Following two orphans in Montreal beginning in the early 1900s, it was a love story (of sorts). I️ couldn‘t put this one down and even would walk up in the middle of the night dying to read it. However, The ending was slow.

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Little & Lion | Brandy Colbert
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This novel dealt with some heavy issues of mental health, racism, sexuality, and mixed families. Although it wasn‘t the novel for me, I️ could see how this book would be a teaching tool for some generations. I️ found it extremely easy to read (which is good) and finished it in two days.

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The Reminders | Val Emmich
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“Until one day your partner travels for business and the bed is all yours again... You sleep deeply that night. But then the second night arrives and it‘s harder to find peace. The balance of the bed is off... Your partner returns. You‘re not so much relieved as stabilizes. Things are back to normal. You tell him to roll over, he‘s snoring.”