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carriepaige

carriepaige

Joined June 2018

I️ have a deep passion for multiple POV novels, cats, and the Oxford comma.
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Golden State | Ben H. Winters
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Yasss who else is excited about getting their #botm box?!

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Well hello, new friends 😍🤗. #BOTM

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Congratulations to @TheLibrarian on 70K litfluence! My favorite book of 2018 so far is There There 😊. #70kgiveaway

TheLibrarian Thank you for entering! I‘ve heard amazing things about There There. 8mo
carriepaige @TheLibrarian thank you for hosting! And yes, it was so great. It‘s really stuck with me. 8mo
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Yassss really excited about all of these! What did you choose this month? #botm

allthingskayla The Lies We Told, Winter in Paradise, and An Absolute Remarkable Thing. 9mo
Lovesbooks87 Loved Evelyn Hugo! One of my favorite books from last year! 9mo
Branwen The Hearts Invisible Furies is one of my favorite books! I hope you love it too! I also chose The Clockmakers Daughter! 😀 9mo
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Good book + fluffy cat = happy Carrie. Really excited to dive into this one! I‘ve heard SO many wonderful things.

AmyG It‘s a wonderful book. Enjoy! 9mo
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@MicheleinPhilly wants to see stacks of books! Well here‘s what I‘m currently choosing from in deciding what to read next. Which one should I pick?? Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway 😊. #SHOWME

MicheleinPhilly Hmmm, I haven‘t read any of these yet but I do have The Ensemble so I vote for that! Thanks for entering! 9mo
RebelReader My friend Mary read Fruit from a Drunken Tree and loved it! Our book group will read it when it comes out in paperback. I have it now but will wait to read it until then. 😕 9mo
carriepaige @MicheleinPhilly thanks for the opportunity! 9mo
carriepaige @RebelReader it‘s getting great reviews so that might have to be next! 9mo
RebelReader @carriepaige You‘ll have to let me know what you think of it! 9mo
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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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Thanks to @Liatrek and @RebelReader for doing a book swap with me! Love adding new reads to my shelf 🤗. #bookmail

RebelReader The postman roughed it up pretty good. 😩 9mo
carriepaige @RebelReader ha it‘s ok, it still looks decent! 9mo
Liatrek So glad it made it ok 😊 Thanks for swapping! 9mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Here we go.....

LiteraryHedgehog I‘ve heard such good things. It‘s on my tbr list. 9mo
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Tales of the City | Armistead Maupin
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Has anyone read Armistead Maupin‘s Tales of the City series? These are some of my favorite book spines in my collection 😍. #bookspines

britt_brooke So pretty! 9mo
CarolynM I've read them all, they're wonderful. These editions look much prettier (and more coherent) than mine. 9mo
carriepaige @CarolynM yes I love them! I‘m missing two that came out in 2010 and 2014 so I need to find those to round off my collection 🤗 9mo
rather_be_reading so pretty! 9mo
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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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✨✨ BOOK SWAP ✨✨
Looking to trade this #botm for one of the following:
- Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
- Goodbye Vitamin
- The Woman in the Window
- Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
- Exit West

Let me know if you‘re interested in trading! 😊📚

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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This gorgeous gal is next up for me! Has anyone read it yet? #botm #bookofthemonth

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Hi all! I‘m hosting a giveaway over on my new #bookstagram page. Head on over to bostonbookfanatic if you‘re interested! 🤗📚

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Thoughts on calling in sick tomorrow so I can stay home and listen to Retta read to me all day? You guys, THIS BOOK! Loved her in Parks and Rec, love her in Good Girls, and am confident she would have killed it in Dreamgirls. Retta is the real deal. Highly recommend the audio for the full hilarity of her storytelling. If I haven‘t sold you already, there‘s a whole bit about coffee and pooping. #nailedit Can we get a girl her sitcom now????

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Rainy day reading 🤓☕️

AmyG How is this so far? 9mo
carriepaige @AmyG I‘m not too far in yet but really enjoying it so far! It‘s told from multiple perspectives, which I love. 9mo
AmyG I like different perspectives, too. Sounds good so far. 9mo
carriepaige @AmyG getting a little further into this and multiple perspectives really wasn‘t accurate - it seems it‘s more that there are chapters focused on particular characters or events. Still really enjoying the style. 9mo
AmyG Thanks for the update. Let us know what you think when you‘re done. 9mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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@TCLinrow so sorry for your loss. Here‘s my girl Ruth Bader Ginsburg sending you some fluff and a snuggle 💜. #catsoflitsy

Amiable That is such an awesome name for a cat! 😺 9mo
carriepaige @Amiable thanks! 😆 She‘s sassy and sophisticated just like her namesake 💁🏻 9mo
TCLinrow She looks so sassy! What a stunner 😻 9mo
carriepaige @TCLinrow oh yes she‘s VERY sassy 🤣 9mo
rather_be_reading awww 🐱🐱 9mo
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Celebrating #readabookday with this new friend! 🤗🎉📚

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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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🚨🚨 BOOK SWAP 🚨🚨
Anyone interested in trading another #botm pick for this copy of Marlena? Ideally looking for Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo or Goodbye Vitamin, but open to other possibilities. #bookswap #bookmail #evelynhugo #goodbyevitamin

rather_be_reading what a great idea! 9mo
carriepaige @rather_be_reading worth a shot, right?! Such a great community. 9mo
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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🚨 BOOK SWAP! 🚨 Looking to swap a couple of #botm picks. Ideally looking for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, As Bright as Heaven, or Goodbye Vitamin. Let me know in the comments which book you want and what you have to trade 😊

RebelReader I‘ll trade you As Bright As The Sun for The Book of Essie. 9mo
carriepaige @RebelReader you mean As Bright As Heaven, right? Just checking! Sounds good to me. Shoot me an email at carrietorrisi@gmail.com and we can swap addresses 🤓 9mo
RebelReader @carriepaige Yes Heaven not Sun. Sorry, still on my first cup of coffee. I‘ll email you! 🤪 9mo
carriepaige @RebelReader haha sounds good, thanks! 9mo
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🚨 BOOK SWAP! 🚨 Is anyone interested in a book swap for any of the above books? I‘m interested mostly in contemporary and historical fiction (but you can take a look at my TBR page). Let me know in the comments what you‘d like and what you have to trade! #bookswap #bookmail

plaidchuck I'd be interested in Life After Life but unfortunately don't have anything in your TBR. I have a pretty wide range of things though, sci fi, fantasy, horror. Any other titles or authors you're specifically looking for? 9mo
Liatrek Hi! I have the Rosie Project to swap. I would love to read 9mo
carriepaige @plaidchuck hi there! I added a bunch of backlist books to my TBR so let me know if any of those work 😊 9mo
carriepaige @Liatrek let‘s do it! Shoot me an email at carrietorrisi@gmail.com and we can swap addresses 🤗🤓. 9mo
Liatrek @carriepaige Awesome! Email sent😊 Thank you! 9mo
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If You Leave Me: A Novel | Crystal Hana Kim
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What a heartbreakingly beautiful novel!!! This debut from Crystal Hana Kim is told by five different narrators from 1951-1967 amid the dawn of modern day Korea. I‘m a sucker for multiple perspectives when it‘s done well, and these characters are so richly drawn with such entirely distinct voices. I️ felt so invested in their stories that I‘m sad to leave them! I️t‘s five stars from me and I‘ll definitely be following this author in the future.

carriepaige And big thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks for providing me with a copy of this book! 9mo
WilliamMorrowBooks So happy you have enjoyed this! 9mo
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Oh hey, September 😎📚🌤

RaimeyGallant Pretty pic! 10mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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My August reads! My pick-of-the-month has to be The Great Alone, though A Place for Us was not far behind. Was also pleasantly surprised by The Air You Breathe, which I️ only heard of thanks to #botm 🤓.

RebelReader Looking forward to A Place For Us. I loved The Great Alone too! 😄 10mo
carriepaige @RebelReader I hope you like it! The style took a bit of getting used to because the narrative jumps around a lot, but it was a really gorgeous book. 10mo
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Talk about a gorgeous cover 😍. Really intrigued by this month‘s pick and looking forward to hitting a couple of beauties from my backlist! #botm

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh I love Sing!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
carriepaige @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I sort of can‘t believe I haven‘t read it yet! Really looking forward to it. 10mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Perfect summer pool reading 😎

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Sunday nights don‘t get much better than this 😍. Really enjoying Vox - not the most developed prose, but a thought-provoking page-turner for sure. #catsoflitsy

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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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❤️

j9brown Loved this book 😊 10mo
carriepaige @j9brown I️‘m loving it, too! Wasn‘t too sure from the description but it‘s a beautiful read. 10mo
HardcoverHearts Great quote! 10mo
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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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Diving into my August #botm and MAN does it have one hell of an opening line:

“Time is short and the water is rising.”

Sherri This was my BOTM pick also and I am loving it so far (about 1/3 through). Beautifully written. 10mo
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My Squirrel Days | Ellie Kemper
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Ellie Kemper‘s memoir matches my decor 💁🏻😆. Thanks @ScribnerBooks for this advance reader‘s edition! Getting ready for some laughs... #bookmail #goodreadsgiveaway #bookgiveaway

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If You Leave Me: A Novel | Crystal Hana Kim
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Who doesn‘t love bookmail?! Thanks @WilliamMorrowBooks for this gorgeous new release! Looking forward to diving in 🤓📚. #bookmail #bookgiveaway

AmyG I love the cover. 10mo
carriepaige @AmyG me too!! 10mo
WilliamMorrowBooks Love it!! Enjoy!! 10mo
carriepaige @WilliamMorrowBooks thank you! Planning to read it this weekend and really looking forward to it! 10mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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My pick of the month from everything I read in July! I read this pretty soon after A Little Life so I️ definitely see the comparisons that folks have been mentioning. While I️ didn‘t think this was quite as good, I️ did find myself emotionally invested in the characters in a similar way and I️‘m always a sucker for multiple timelines/points of view. Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🧡🧡 11mo
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This isn‘t exactly what I was expecting, but I‘m digging it so far. Anyone else read this one?

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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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Really looking forward to these two BOTM picks! Love me some historical fiction 🤗. #BOTM #bookofthemonth

Cinfhen I‘m kind of tempted by this book 11mo
carriepaige @Cinfhen definitely seems like an interesting read and I love the midcentury backdrop. Fingers crossed that it‘s good... 11mo
Cinfhen Please keep me posted! I think I‘m gonna hold off and add it next month if the reviews are good 🤗 11mo
carriepaige @Cinfhen good plan 👍🏼 11mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Ugh, gut punch. This book, you guys. This book ❤️.

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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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Thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks for this advance reader‘s edition of Beatriz‘s Williams‘ new novel, out July 10th. So far I‘m loving the way the story is told through three different timelines and from multiple perspectives - my kind of novel!

WilliamMorrowBooks So glad you are enjoying! 11mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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My current stack of July TBR. Now I just need a couple of weeks off from work so I can sit outside and read all day 🤗.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Accidental book purchase! Stumbled upon this signed first edition of Richard Russo‘s new book! He‘s been a favorite of mine ever since I juuuuust missed having him as a professor at Colby 😩. #liberalartsnerd #colbycollege #richardrusso

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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This one has been on my TBR for years - finally ready to dive in! #herewego 🤓📖

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman

“DON‘T LET THE BASTARDS SEE YOU CRY.”

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman

“At some point almost everyone makes a choice. Some of us don‘t even notice i️t happening, most don‘t get to plan it in advance, but there‘s always a moment when we take one path instead of another that has consequences for the rest of our lives. It determines the people we will become, in other people‘s eyes as well as our own.”

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman

“Sons want their fathers‘ attention until the precise moment when fathers‘ want their sons‘. From then on we‘re all doomed to wish that we‘d fallen asleep beside them more often, while their head could still fit on our chest. That we‘d spent more time sitting on the floor while they were playing. Hugged them while they still let us.”

TiredLibrarian The cat's in the cradle, and the silver spoon... 🎵🎶 12mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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What a great idea for a #giveaway - thanks @kellyann28 🤗.
1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
2. Greece!

kellyann28 Thank you for entering! ❤ 12mo
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Congrats to @Eggs on reaching your litfluence milestone! Here‘s my entry for your #65kgiveaway 🤗.
I️ can‘t wait to read Manhattan Beach and the Heart‘s Invisible Furies.
My favorite reading snack is cheez-its! All the noms.

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Getting lost in the world of Beartown again 💜

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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“But home isn‘t where you land; home is where you launch. You can‘t pick your home any more than you can choose your family. In poker. You get five cards. Three of them you can swap out, but two are yours to keep: family and native land.”

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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What a stunning novel. I️ had been reluctant to start this one because I️ wasn‘t a huge fan of A Man Called Ove, but I️ finally gave in to the hype and am SO glad I️ did. Gorgeously written, beautifully affecting story. I️ can‘t wait to read the next one.

carriepaige Thanks to @TheBookKeepers for suggesting it and giving me the push to add it to the top of my TBR pile! 12mo
TheBookKeepers Yay I‘m so glad you loved it!! ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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My cat, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is really excited about this one that‘s been in my TBR pile for months! 😸📚 #RBGthecat #stillwithher

mrozzz 💜💜💜 12mo
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Does anyone else keep their favorite recent reads out for awhile so they stay fresh in your memory? My current coffee table situation... 🤓 Highly recommend all of these! 📚 #thefemalepersuasion #commonwealth #mrsfletcher #littlefireseverywhere #booknerd

Sherri Oh yes. I still have Love Warrior on my desk, even though I read it over a year ago. Britt Marie Was Here stood proudly with its front cover out on my bookshelf for about three months after reading it. Some just sit on my kitchen counter for a few days afterward so I can be reminded a little while longer. 12mo
carriepaige @Sherri I‘m glad I‘m not the only one!! 🤓📚 12mo
irre I haven‘t read Mrs. Fletcher but loved the other three. 12mo
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carriepaige @irre I‘m a big Tom Perrotta fan and thought this one was entertaining! Not amazing, but very good. I️ also heard they‘re making it into a series *I️ think* for HBO. 12mo
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carriepaige @irre hm my favorite is probably Joe College, but I read it years ago so it‘s hard to say. Also really loved Little Children. 12mo
irre Thanks. Have to check them out. 12mo
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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About 100 pages into this #BOTM pick and I‘m intrigued by the story, but really struggling with the writing. Seems like this would be better categorized as YA rather than literary fiction 🤔. #thebookofessie #bookofthemonth

vkois88 Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
carriepaige @vkois88 thank you! Such a cool place for all of us book nerds! 🤗 12mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 12mo
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carriepaige @DebinHawaii thank you!! 🤗 12mo
plaidchuck Welcome! 📖😃 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 12mo
TheBookKeepers Welcome to Litsy! Have you read Beartown? I saw in ur bio you like multiple POV & this book is beautifully written!! I‘m reading it now and it bounces between POV of the entire town without overwhelming you! Any who, welcome to the best book place ever! 12mo
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
JenHiga Also picked this title as my #BOTM. I‘m doing a lot of YA reading right now, maybe this will fit right in😬 12mo
Ingerella Hi and Welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
carriepaige @TheBookKeepers I haven‘t, but it sounds like I should add it to my list. Thanks so much for the recommendation! 😊 12mo
carriepaige @JenHiga I‘m not a huge YA fan, but this is a quick read and an interesting story so it‘s definitely worth checking out! 12mo
TheBookKeepers Definitely! Excellent book so far! 12mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 12mo
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Jess7 Welcome!! I picked this one too, but I almost skipped. 12mo
C.Perone You had me at Oxford comma☺️ Welcome💐 12mo
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carriepaige @Jess7 me too! The story sounded really interesting so I figured it was worth a shot. 12mo
carriepaige @C.Perone ha thank you! Sentences just don‘t make sense without it, right?! 12mo
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 12mo
Cinfhen Welcome!! And your comments regarding this book make me glad I skipped this month‘s selections💜 12mo
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