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Joined December 2019

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time | Gillian McAllister
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I loved loved loved this. So clever and so twisty. I thought the main character was really well done though she was a flawed and maybe self-centered person. I especially liked the ending!

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time | Gillian McAllister

Got a long ways on the first day

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Cover Story: A Novel | Susan Rigetti
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This was a lot of fun. Anyone else read their books at 1.55 speed? I got used to it really fast. But it was a bit odd for this one with so many emails and texts. Lots of fun though!

thebacklistbook It depends on the narrator. Most I listen to at 1.25 but for Lauren Graham I had to use 1.5 5d
canbku @thebacklistbook agreed. Some hit different than others! 1d
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The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
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This was super interesting and the format really worked to propel the story, which I wasnt expecting. I kept wanting to read one more message and figure out one more bit of the story

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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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Really very charming! Gentle on the reader for some of the right parts. Id love to read this author again. The history and ghostly angle was great, too. They provided some levity and a funny Greek chorus

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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Second read for book club and to read while the new tv series is on! A classic, for sure, and so confounding to this day. I like that the series has moved the modern timeline into the near-present. It's so hard to get into the racial mindset of the 1970s and know enough to figure out the dynamics. Confounding!

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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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Starting a new and quirky one suggested as a best of 2022 and I hadn't heard of it and only one format is available in the library

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Kinda slow to start, but really fun and interesting. Super heartfelt and sweet in so many ways without being saccharine or silly.

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I Know Who You Are | Alice Feeney
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Really great! Propulsive and sometimes scary. A great thriller! I didn't love the ending, but some people will. Super twisty

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Great list to come back to. Suggestions invited!

RaeLovesToRead Ooh, good prompts. I won't be able to do all these in 2023, but will definitely have a go at these.. 1mo
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This was really good!! Kept me guessing and I was really interested in each of the characters! Got me out of a rut. This book sat in my TBR since it was new!!

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Woman on Fire | Lisa Barr
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This was good!! I really enjoyed big parts of it while some things were a bit slow or repetitive. It maybe didn't need to be so long, but I really enjoyed the art heist aspect as well as the historical references. Very cool!

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Second half got moving, but it was a bit slow at first. I knew how it was going to end, but I didn't nail every detail. Still some twists and turns. It was fun overall!

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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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A bit of horror for fall, I guess!

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It was ok. Really good and definitely one of the streak of better novels in the series. It's just tough to do pandemic stuff right now and I didn't think the hero of the Sudan scenes ever landed.

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Madness of Crowds | Louise Penny
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Gorgeous cover! And it's the last one that's currently out! I'll be waiting for the next installment... Soon!!

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Here we go with a new print book sure to be called back to the library ASAP!

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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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Pretty good. A bit slow, but I love a multigenerational story! This is my first of this author. Is there a different one I should read? I'd like to spend more time in Italy!!

Hanna-B Im going to check this author out, I‘m obsessed by Italy atm 6mo
Aims42 I loved this one, I read it several years ago and I still think about it 🥰 6mo
canbku @Aims42 great suggestion! I'm on it! 5mo
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Woman on Fire | Lisa Barr
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On to a new ebook. Just a couple days of vacation left

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Loved it! So good! Way better than Glass House, though I enjoyed seeing a few of the characters return. Great book and very very cool

EverydayImReading I loved it too. ❤️ Station eleven is my favourite of hers. She is a gifted storyteller 6mo
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Mouth to Mouth: A Novel | Antoine Wilson
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Fun and quick. It was engaging and disturbing throughout, though I couldn't really take it seriously. A fun read, though!

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Mouth to Mouth: A Novel | Antoine Wilson
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On BO's booklist, so i'm excited to try it. Its interesting so far! Short and compelling;

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Loved this one! There was a lull for me in the middle of the series and this one and the previous ones were so so good. Can't wait for the next one!!

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Maid | Nita Prose
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I enjoyed this and I especially liked having a neurodivergent main character that have insight into her thinning process. It was a bit predictable, but sweet, nonetheless.

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Disorientation | Elaine Hsieh Chou
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This was hard to read. So much trauma in academia. Really insightful and informative. It was even funny. I just feel like it's too real!

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Another Louise penny. I'm starting to run out! But they seem to be getting longer. 14 hours!

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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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Finally got a good start on my print book

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Disorientation | Elaine Hsieh Chou
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And a new audiobook for something fresh ..

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Maid | Nita Prose
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Best to get right back at it after finishing one great book - on to the next! Here we go!

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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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This was really good! I enjoyed the second half a lot more than the first, but a fun take on semi-horror similar to Get Out. There are so many layers to Devon and Chiamaka. They come from such different places and yet the system lumps them together and the endpoint is the same. Chilling.

IndoorDame I found this one to be such a page turner! 7mo
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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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Read it in one day! Great little Coming of Age novel set during the second half of 1989 in Romania. Super interesting story and I loved hearing the story of this one dreamy teenager caught up in history.

parker_pa1 Hi there👋🏻Good day to you, how are you doing and how's things going with you over there..? 7mo
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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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Pretty solid Coming of Age novel where the setting is the second half of 1989 in Bucharest. Super interesting to read about a dreamy boy caught up in history. Read it in one day!

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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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Short one and it has to go back to the longest soon, so let's go!

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Remarkable Creatures | Tracy Chevalier
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Pretty slow and a bit maudlin about women's"place", but really enjoyable fossil info and interesting and quirky historical figures

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Darius annoyed me so much - I think he annoyed himself and everyone else, too. Then I got to know him and his depression and I felt close to him with every meal and every tea time. Quick read that inspired a lot of empathy (and hunger - the food sounds so good!)

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Maybe because I was primed to have low expectations for the ending or maybe because other endings of thrillers are worse... Either way, I thought this was solid all the way though including the ending! I really enjoyed this crazy weird story!

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Alright, according to reviewers, I will not get my hopes up about an ending, bit I'm looking forward to a summer page turner (audiobook)

ShelleyBooksie You are going into it with the right outlook:) 7mo
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Whoops, forgot my book upstairs again. Guess I'll start a new one again!

Texreader 😂😂😂 8mo
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Starting a new one!

RebL This one is on my TBR. I hope you enjoy it! 8mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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This was really good! I could have even taken more ghostly presence. It was great and wonderful at it was, bit I especially looked the creepy ghosts even though it didn't seem like it would fit together satisfyingly, and yet,. It was great

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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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OMG this was so good. So. Good. It'd be great if it were JUST about the delicious Nigerian food. Luckily, it's also a great and crazy story that gets really wild at the end. I had to switch to audiobook as quick as I could because I was on the move and had to keep reading

SweetP1967 I just recently finished this and agree…what a great read! 8mo
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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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Finally getting to this one

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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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Really need an un-put- down-able!

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This is now my second book this year by Vanessa Hua - both excellent and both brutal to read. This one has so many historical details that I kept looking up, astonished to find they were true. Really brutal and extremely uncomfortable most of the time, but deeply heartfelt characters. Even Mao had depth, personality, and dimension

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Hoping to get one that really hooks me here!

brittanythebookdragon I love ALL things Simone St James!! 8mo
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Dead Silence | S.A. Barnes
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I loved this!! It was super long. Maybe too long, but I really enjoyed it. It's a great mystery and an the details of the ghost ship are interesting - I couldn't get enough of those sections! Something about a Space Titanic. Was very appealing to me. Read it!

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Dead Silence | S.A. Barnes
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Really stepping out of my comfort zone with some futuristic space mystery horror. I love a good mystery and this one is lush with lots of Titanic imagery with this lost luxury space liner!

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I'm looking forward to reading this too! Also not something I usually gravitate towards. 8mo
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Loved River of Stars, so we'll see what this next book is like!

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Really enjoyed this. Just a touch of magical realism. I could have done with more, but it was great. Lots of detail about Alaska and wildlife. Very enjoyable!

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Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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Loved this! Maybe more than Invisible Life.... I enjoyed the gothic elements, the eerie setting and the mystery of it all. Great book!

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