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candc320

Joined April 2016

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The First Mistake by Sandie Jones
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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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#wizardsunite ! I shouldn‘t be having this much fun with an app 😆! If anyone is playing too and would like to be friends here is my code!

Victoriahoperose Sent 😊 2d
pilardib Sent! I'm prophecymist116 1d
candc320 @Victoriahoperose and @pilardib got them 🤗🤗!! 1d
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The Last Year of the War | Susan Meissner
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Susan Meissner is one of my all time favorite authors and I‘m soooo excited to read this newest novel! I‘ve really got to do something to speed up my reading....I can‘t seem to concentrate on any one thing for too long 🤨😩.

readingjedi I have spells when my concentration is just woeful & I'm so easily distracted by the slightest little thing ... I'm in the the midst of such a spell right now 😤😤😤 3d
candc320 You and me both @readingjedi ! I don‘t typically have this problem but it‘s been going on this time for months 🥺. I‘m not sure what will fix it! 3d
readingjedi @candc320 Well, for me, I just let myself be distracted. I figure it's what my brain needs to do with itself for a while. After a while I find myself appreciating being focussed on one thing at a time more & more. It works for me ... but I do find it very frustrating when I got SO MANY THINGS TO READ! 😂😂😂 3d
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Golden Hour | Beatriz Williams
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Yay! My #Botm box came in a few days ago!! It took a lot longer than I was expecting, but I‘ve got to say I‘m really impressed with their customer service. It‘s hard to see in this photo but the bottom right corner is bent in and the cover‘s ripped. I contacted them about how I might get a replacement and they are already sending me one through the mail! Super friendly and no hassle!

marleed That‘s wonderful! I loved AAY. And look at that cover compared to Little Fires Everywhere! 5d
candc320 Oh wow, @marleed , I didn‘t even notice the similarities between the two covers! Very cool! 5d
marleed @candc320 My IRL bookclub discussed LFE this week. I had to bring along my copy of AAY! 5d
candc320 @marleed that‘s awesome! 4d
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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This one sounds FANTASTIC!! I‘m sooo happy I scored an ARC copy! And how gorgeous is this cover?! Thanks so much @WilliamMorrowBooks !!

WilliamMorrowBooks Awesome! This is such an exciting read. 3d
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For whatever reason I‘m having trouble getting into My First Mistake, so I‘m setting that aside for awhile and going in the complete opposite direction: historical fiction! Philippa Gregory has never let me down before and I‘m hoping this kicks my reading into high gear!

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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I totally forgot to share this at the time but I finished NOS4A2 just in time to start the new show! Absolutely loved it (top 3 of Joe Hill‘s books along with Heart Shaped Box and The Fireman) although I do wish we spent even more time getting to explore the terror that is Christmasland. The show‘s pretty cool too and I kind of love that they aren‘t sticking exactly to the book. Joe Hill‘s mind is amazing! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2.

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Girls' Night Out | Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
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This was an enjoyable, quick listen! While I can‘t say that I particularly liked any of the characters - they were all pretty selfish - I did enjoy trying to figure out what happened to the one friend who seemed to disappear after a mysterious night out. Made my workday go by very fast! 🌟🌟🌟 1/2

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Golden Hour | Beatriz Williams
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For the first time ever I‘ve filled my #botm box! I picked these two plus A Nearly Normal Family....I couldn‘t decide on just one!

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My birthday haul 🎊🎉!! Barnes & Noble had such a good sale going on...I got all of these for $33! When I‘ll have time to read them all is a whole other situation 😆.

Lynnsoprano Happy Birthday 🎊 1mo
ShyBookOwl Happy birthday! Valley of the Dolls... so much drama. Loved it lol 1mo
candc320 Thanks so much, @Lynnsoprano and @ShyBookOwl !! 1mo
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My #botm box finally came in!! So excited about my selections this month! And this might be my new favorite tote! Who doesn‘t love a bag with its very own book pocket?!

RaimeyGallant Great pic! 1mo
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Sleeping in a library and reading books all night sounds AMAZING!! I‘d put up with a little pity for that chance 😉

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Elevation | Stephen King
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Another short story audiobook that wasn‘t quite as good as I was hoping....maybe my audiobook preferences just run to longer, more developed stories 🤷🏼‍♀️. I did enjoy the second story, which I‘d actually already read and wasn‘t expecting to be included here, but elevation was only ok. 🌟🌟🌟

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Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
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I don‘t typically read a lot of short story collections but when I saw there would be a Joe Hill story included I just had to! I really enjoyed his story and a few of the others, but did find myself skipping over a number of them as well. This would be a so-so pick if I didn‘t LOVE the ones I enjoyed (if that makes sense). I also really liked that each story had a different narrator. All in all an entertaining listen! 🌟🌟🌟

Schlinkles When Joe Hill spoke at the Savannah Book Festival last year, this was the story he read before it was published. It‘s so good. 2mo
candc320 @Schlinkles it really is! He‘s amazing! 2mo
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Trying to sneak in a few pages of this with lunch! I almost don‘t want to start I‘m so excited! I love Joe Hill‘s books 🤗🤗🤗!

TrishB This is a great read 👍🏻 2mo
candc320 @TrishB so excited 🤗🤗🤗!!! 2mo
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Bag Of Bones: A Novel | Stephen King
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This was a GREAT audiobook! I love that Stephen King himself narrated. There were a few parts that were hard to listen to but overall it kept me entertained as I worked. Really cool ghost story! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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I finished this book this morning and was almost late for work 🙄! The last 15 pages or so left me ugly, hiccupy crying which was a fun way to begin the day. While not as thrilling or mysterious as I was expecting it was a heartfelt and touching look at the many good and bad things people do for love and the importance of family. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 love a good book cry. I was about to say stacked but I checked it out in kindle and it‘s 99p so have brought instead! 2mo
candc320 Thanks @TrishB !! That‘s such a good deal!! I hope you love it! 2mo
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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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For whatever reason I had some trouble initially connecting with this story and had to put it down and pick it back up between other reads a couple of times. I ended up really enjoying the sort of “behind the scenes” view of the intricacies of embroidery and what it takes to make these gorgeous gowns, as well as the madness that surrounded the royal wedding. Not my favorite historical fiction book but still a very interesting perspective. 🌟🌟🌟

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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Excited to see this is my mailbox today! I really enjoyed The Other Woman.

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At the Edge of Summer | Jessica Brockmole
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Who knew that my grocery store had discounted books?! I LOVED Letters from Skye so I‘m excited to give this one a try!

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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Excited to start this one today!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Even though I have a signed copy of this book I just had to listen to the audiobook when I saw what a great cast they had as narrators! I absolutely LOVED the format! The characters were all so compelling and raw and real and so imperfect. Just a really cool story! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

WanderingBookaneer Me too! 2mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I absolutely love this series and have been waiting for the audiobook to become available from my library FOREVER! Not my favorite of the series but still a solid mystery with the same complicated yet endearing characters. Now I just need another installment to come out 🤗! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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I REALLY wanted to love this book! The movie has terrified me since I was probably too young to see it (especially Zelda 😱). The first 2/3 was somewhat slow, however, and it just felt much longer than it needed to be. The last 1/3 did pick up and was very unnerving. Excited to see the new movie and compare! 🌟🌟🌟

JHSiess Scared me. But I read it years ago when it was first published. 3mo
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The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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This was a wonderful audiobook! I really enjoyed how it switched off between three different narrators to tell the three different POVs (the reporter, the detective, and one of the missing girls). While I can‘t say that any of the twists and turns were huge shockers I did still really enjoy hearing it all unfold! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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This was a really good audiobook. Michelle McNamara had such a lyrical way of writing, especially given the subject manner, and I really appreciated the fact that those that finished the book after her death filled in the gaps and revelations that occurred after she was gone. It‘s so sad that she wasn‘t here to see the Golden State Killer arrested! Definitely satisfied my new true crime obsession! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

SitsWithaBook I found this to be such a compelling read. 3mo
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Ah, that fabulous feeling when one of your favorite authors FINALLY has a new book release!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Such a fun night listening to Taylor Jenkins Reid talk about her newest novel, her writing process, and so much more! Definitely one of my favorite author events!

BookishMarginalia Mine too! 3mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I am sooooo excited to be going to an author even for Taylor Jenkins Reid next Monday 🤗🤗🤗!! I have LOVED her books since Forever, Interrupted and can‘t believe my luck that she‘s coming to Tampa....no one ever seems to want to come here 😆! I‘ll try to work up the courage to ask her for a photo and then share it!

BookishMarginalia Wasn‘t she amazing?! @wanderingbookaneer and I were fangirling like crazy! And she is so nice! I wish I‘d known you were there too, so we could have had an impromptu #LitsyMeetup — maybe next time! 3mo
candc320 @BookishMarginalia YES!! She was amazing and I loved the venue. I‘ll be on the lookout next time so we can do that #litsymeetup 🤗🤗! 3mo
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Some lunchtime reading! I don‘t know why but I‘ve had the hardest time connecting with a book lately and have been just sort of jumping around looking for something that‘ll catch me. I hate that feeling 😕. Hopefully this does the trick!

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#Bae | Cambria Hebert
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How cute is this bag I won?! It also came with these great cards and a little holder they can stand in. Huge thanks go out to BookSparks!

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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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Being that I don‘t seem to be reading very quickly lately I highly doubt I‘ll get through even half this stack in March. However I‘ll give it the ol college try 😆! I‘m already about half way through the tagged book and will at least be starting the Thorn Birds as it‘s my book club‘s April pick. Past that I REALLY hope to get to Pet Sematary before the movie comes out in April and The Night Olivia Fell!

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I forgot to share this beauty last week! It came in the prettiest box and I cannot wait to read it!

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I wasn‘t sure what to pick this month but this sounds really good. Fingers crossed!

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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And then this beauty came in!! I have an exciting feeling that I‘m really going to love it!

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I had an epic #bookmail week last week! First, I got this one with a buy 2 get 1 free sale at Target (the other two are pre-orders that are supposed to come in next week). I‘ve loved Ariel Lawhon‘s previous novels so I‘m really looking forward to this one!

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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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So excited to start this today 🤗🤗🤗!!!

JacqMac I loved it! Enjoy. 4mo
candc320 Thanks @JacqMac !! 4mo
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Call Me Evie | JP Pomare
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This was a solid, different sort of thriller. I LOVED how the author used memory and psychosis to slowly bring the reader up to speed on what was actually happening and who these main characters were. I‘ll admit I did figure out some of the twists but I could never have guessed how they‘d come about. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Djspens Sounds interesting! 4mo
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Call Me Evie | JP Pomare
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Next up!

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Not my favorite from the author‘s but still a good read. While this wasn‘t as twisty as I was expecting and didn‘t have any shocks or big reveals it was an interesting look at ethics and madness and obsession. 🌟🌟🌟

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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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I love Tuesdays!! I‘ve had both of these preordered for a while now so I was excited to see them waiting for me when I got home yesterday!

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I wasn‘t able to finish my January TBR, but I‘m almost done with An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (so I‘m counting it) and The Gown by Jennifer Robson is my book club‘s pick for March so I‘ll read it then 😉.

For February I‘m starting with the tagged book for book club and then reading what I can from the others. No way I‘m finishing them all but we will see!! #FebruaryTBR

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I might of squeaked a little when this arrived in the mail yesterday...I mean, I‘ve only had it preordered for about 6 months now 😆! I love her books and my photo does not do the cover justice...it‘s gorgeous!!

BridgetteM It is SO good! I devoured it. I hope you enjoy! 5mo
candc320 Thanks, @BridgetteM !! I‘m soooo excited!!! 5mo
Booknerd2 💜💜💜 So good!! 4mo
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After reading so many stellar reviews of this book I just had to pick up a copy! Now I just have to find the time to read it 😆

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Fellside | M R Carey
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Picked this one up on sale at Amazon! I haven‘t read a M.R. Carey book yet but this seemed a good place to start.

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I forgot to share when my #BOTM book FINALLY arrived last week 🙄. I‘m hoping to read this newest one next month. If not it‘ll make it onto my new Book of the Month shelf 🤗!

BridgetteM Just finished this one over the weekend. It‘s really good! 5mo
candc320 Yay!! That makes me want to read it even sooner! Thanks @BridgetteM !! 5mo
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I won a Facebook giveaway from author Elise Hooper! Not only did she send me a signed copy of her delightful book but an ARC of The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin! Authors are the best!

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Excited to start this one today!! #botm

BridgetteM It‘s so good! Hope you enjoy! 5mo
candc320 Thanks, @BridgetteM !! I‘m excited! 5mo
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The Dream Daughter | Diane Chamberlain
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This was such a different book for the author and I really enjoyed twisting through the various times and situations of the characters. I can‘t say that I would have made the same choices that they did but I found it interesting to see how they came to them. My favorite part was watching the main character navigate the many social, cultural, and technological differences in the future timeline. A very enjoyable read! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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So many twists and turns in this story! The cliffhanger chapters had me itching to keep reading. While some of the near misses and close calls were a little unrealistic I thought this was still a solid and captivating thriller. I‘m hoping to read through my #BOTM backlog this year and this is a great start! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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I‘ve decided this year to try and pick 4 specific books each month to read and hold myself accountable to. I don‘t plan on joining any blog tours and just want to keep my reading as enjoyable as possible this year. Here are the books I‘ve picked for January, starting with the tagged book:

No Exit by Taylor Adams
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
The Gown by Jennifer Robson
An Anonymous Girl by Sarah Pekkanen & Greer Hendricks
#2019goals

SilversReviews Ooooo....good books in your stack. I read AN ANONYMOUS GIRL and NO EXIT. 😍 6mo
candc320 Oh yay @SilversReviews !!! Glad you enjoyed them! 6mo
SilversReviews @candc320 They are good. 😍 6mo
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