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Joined February 2017

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The Power by Naomi Alderman
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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
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Feral Creatures: A Novel by Kira Jane Buxton
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Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
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Finally finished this collection! I should read more short stories because I really enjoyed these!

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City of Blades | Robert Jackson Bennett
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This book is so much fun! Just as good as the prequel, and I can‘t wait to read the sequel! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Happy-Go-Lucky | David Sedaris
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I only had a few days to read this before my book club discussed it. Fortunately, it‘s short, so I was able to read it real fast 💨

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The Call | Peadar O'Guilin
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Had no idea what I was getting into with this book. It is good, but very dark, so consider yourself warned.

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My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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A retelling of Jane Eyre that involves real ghosts, a bumbling Branwell Bronte, references to The Princess Bride, and a happy ending that doesn‘t involve a manipulative, abusive husband. I loved it so much and laughed out loud repeatedly. Cannot recommend enough, especially for Bronte fans.

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Badger to the Bone | Shelly Laurenston
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I love these books so much! I‘m sad this series is over, but I‘ll definitely be reading more by Laurenston.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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I love this book. I love everything Forleo says, and I love how direct and no nonsense she is in the way she tells it.

I also love the journal prompts at the end of each chapter. This book is not designed to be read passively. You have to engage with the material in order to get the most out of it, and Forleo provides actionable steps you can use to do just that. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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This book is every bit as snarky, heartwarming, and hilarious as the first one. I also loved the homage to Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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Came across this one because it was promoted on my Overdrive. The concept intrigued me and it did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the plot, even when I could see what was coming. Highly recommend this one and can‘t wait to read more by Audrey Blake.

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Want: A Novel | Lynn Steger Strong
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Mehso-so

I think I liked this book? It‘s certainly well written, but I can‘t really tell you what the plot was about. It covered a lot of different themes, which is saying something for such a short book.

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American Royals III: Rivals | Katharine McGee
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This series is completely bonkers, but I love it anyway. Not sure why I can‘t stop reading.

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This book is ROUGH, but it serves a purpose and it‘s very well written. I felt like I was experiencing everything right along with the main character, and by the end I was almost crying.

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cdreincarnate @Sleepswithbooks Thanks! It‘s one of my favorites ❤️ 2mo
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In a Badger Way | Shelly Laurenston
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I love these books so much! Can‘t wait to continue the series ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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This book was so much fun! I‘m a sucker for historical fiction (especially Tudor England), and I love fantasy, so when you mix the two together with a bit of romance and a healthy helping of snark, you have a book that was designed to steal my heart ❤️

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Pumpkin | Julie Murphy
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This book is every bit as endearing and heartwarming as the first two books in this series. You don‘t need to have read the prequels in order to enjoy this one, but I did appreciate that the finale offers a peek at the previous two couples and how they‘re doing now.

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Any Way the Wind Blows | Rainbow Rowell
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I loved it! Such a satisfying end to the series ❤️

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About as dry as you would expect a book about SEO to be, but very informative and I definitely learned a lot. If you‘re looking to up your link-building game, I highly recommend this one.

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Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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Listened to this audiobook while baking bread, cookies, and scones, and it made the time fly by! If you liked Dumplin‘, you‘ll enjoy the sequel.

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Not sure why the author chose to go backwards in time and show the beginnings of relationships she later trashed, but I have to admit I‘m still interested enough to continue reading this series.

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Peach Cobbler Murder | Joanne Fluke
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German chocolate cake is one of my dad‘s favorites, so when this series provided a recipe for German Chocolate Cake Cookies, I had to give it a try. They‘re good, but not a substitute for the real thing.

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A High Wind in Jamaica | Richard Hughes
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This book is deeply weird. In theory I think it‘s supposed to reveal the “true nature” of children, and I suppose by extension, all of humanity, but it gets so many things wrong. Proving old men know nothing about children. That said, the MC‘s surprising abilities, and the tendency of adults to underestimate her, I did find more interesting than the rest of the book.

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This finale has a lot of twists and turns, but I ultimately found the ending to be very satisfying. Don‘t be fooled by the beginning of the epilogue.

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My Theodosia | Anya Seton
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This book is so-so. It‘s well written, and I definitely learned a lot about Aaron and Theodosia Burr, but the book is also super racist, so consider yourself warned if that‘s a trigger for you.

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Not sure I really want to be a full-time speaker, but as someone who does want to do some more professional speaking and training, I definitely got a lot out of this book. There‘s also a fair amount of information that can be applied to just about any entrepreneurial endeavor.

Just be aware that the book was published a decade ago, so a few things are out of date.

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Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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I thought it was interesting that this book was told from multiple perspectives, which gives the reader a chance to see Lauren as a complicated human being instead of some sort of all-knowing prophet.

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Not sure how I feel about the ending, but this book is so good and so well written that I love it anyway.

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The Cerulean Queen | Sarah Kozloff
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I loved this series so much! I‘m sad it‘s over, but it was a very satisfying ending.

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This book is so good and I learned so much. Everyone should read it!

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How Google Works | Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg
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I actually got this book from the library because I thought it was about SEO, and since I‘m trying to provide more SEO services this year, I thought it would be a good book for me to read.

Turns out it‘s not at all about SEO, but about how Google was founded and run as a company. Since the book is almost a decade old, I‘m not sure how much of it still applies, but I was surprised at how funny and engaging the writing was. I‘m so glad I read it!

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Well, I certainly wasn‘t expecting a book written in the 1930s to talk about the “vibrational energy” of money, but since I‘ve been reading a lot about that lately, I was open to the concept. I don‘t agree with everything in this book, but I did get some good takeaways.

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You Better Be Lightning | Andrea Gibson
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I always say I don‘t like poetry, but then when I read it I really enjoy it, so I should probably stop saying that. The poems in this collection are so good and so beautiful I was sad to have finished the book. I got a copy from the library, but I‘m seriously considering buying a copy for my own collection.

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This book is ridiculous and way too long, but I still had a lot of fun reading it.

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This book is definitely not for everyone, but I got a lot out of it. It definitely alerted me to some conflicting thoughts and feelings I have around money, and you‘d better believe I‘m going to use her exercises to overcome them all. 💰

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I learned so much from this book and enjoyed listening to it so much! The narrator does a fantastic job, so I highly recommend the audiobook.

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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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Not quite what I was expecting from this book, but I really enjoyed it. I was expecting more magic, but it took a while to get magical, and even when it got there, the focus was less on the magic and more on the dangers of defining yourself by your relationships. I can‘t argue with that message, especially when the writing is so good and so much fun!

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A Broken Queen | Sarah Kozloff
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I loved this book so much and I can‘t wait to read the exciting finale!

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If he says, “Leverage, leverage” one more time, I‘m going to throw this book out the window.

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I had so much fun reading this book. Issa Rae is so smart and funny, and I‘m sure I‘ll be using her ABG guides for dealing with difficult people in the future. I‘m not black, but I am an introvert and frequently awkward, so a lot of her rules still apply.

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His name is seriously Jonnie Goodboy? 🤣

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I caught one contradiction in this book, but for the most part, I agree with everything in it. Even professional marketers such as myself can use it to brush up on our knowledge every now and then.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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A lovely way to end the year.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Not sure how I feel about a book called “Women Talking” being narrated by a man, but overall I still found this book to be pretty powerful and I‘m glad I read it.

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I had no idea when I picked up this book that the titular murder involves a supposedly empty gun going off on the set of a movie. It‘s creepy when books from years ago are so pertinent to today‘s news.

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The Last Unicorn | Peter S Beagle, Peter B Gillis
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I don‘t think this one quite lived up to the hype for me, but I enjoyed it. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read it as a kid, but better late than never, right?

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Fuzzy Nation | John Scalzi
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This book is so much fun! If you like Scalzi‘s other stuff, I highly recommend adding this one to your list.

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Peach Cobbler Murder | Joanne Fluke
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As a lover of Regency-era romances, I‘m insulted that the author clearly thinks very little of my intelligence. It‘s not like she‘s writing any Pulitzer winners. Also, she misattributed a line to Macbeth that‘s actually from Hamlet.

But overall, I enjoyed this one. It‘s not like I come to these books for the mental stimulation.

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Sugar Cookie Murder | Joanne Fluke
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Hannah doesn‘t end up in danger in this one! And it was a closed-door murder mystery, which is probably why it was shorter than the other books in this series.

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought O‘Farrell did an excellent job portraying grief and how it affects everyone differently.

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The Queen of Raiders | Sarah Kozloff
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I‘m having so much fun listening to this series. And I‘m glad all the books are out because this one ended on a cliffhanger.

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Apparently my theme for this month is Criminal Women. Unintentional, but I‘m not complaining, especially when I get to learn about a whole gang of women who stole from English shops for almost a century.

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