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deliasson
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Amazing! I love Kate Quinn's books and this is no exception. I find that not as many books are written from the perspective of someone in the USSR; they are often painted in a negative light. But this changes that and spreads knowledge about an amazing female sniper in WWII, someone who could kill and become friends with Eleanor Roosevelt.
Don't skip the authors notes at the end! Some really interesting things there.

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After the first speech you're afraid the boredom will kill you; after the fifth speech, you're pursuing it will.

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A good fantasy novel but also falls somewhere in the realm of romance novels...the very graphic kind with a LOT of details! I didn't expect that but I'm also not complaining!

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This book was very good and captivating! My only complaint was that so much time was spent leading up to the end...which ended rather abruptly and shortly! A little bit disappointing there.

thereadingpal I love this series so much 3w
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deliasson
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Mehso-so

If I could pick somewhere between a pick and a so-so, that's where this book would be. It's not to say that I didn't find it to be a good read, but I was frustrated by some of the large chunks of time between portions that were left out. Of course they may not have been pertinent to the story but it would have helped to develop the characters more and help to be a le to empathize with them more.

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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This book was an interesting addition to the series that just focused on Chaol and his healing journey and how he comes to meet Yrene. I definitely enjoyed reading about his journey and I love Yrene but I agree with other reviews about Nesryn's portion not being as engaging. Overall, very good!

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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This book was so great! It was funny in places and heartbreaking in others. The ending really pulled on my heart strings.
Not only was it a great book but also a heart wrenching reminder that racism is still a very real issue and I'm sad to say that I see it working in retail and it truly is terrible. Books like this put things into perspective and help inspire change.

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deliasson
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Mehso-so

I'm a little bit conflicted about this book. On the one hand, it was very interesting to read about the Targaryen history. On the other, it was extremely confusing to read about a couple having 14 children, 4 of them named Aegon, and only 3 living to be adults. It was also sort of dry...even the telling of someone being tortured was rather uninteresting.

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Mehso-so

This book took a long time for me to really get into. It was written in a very different manner where one paragraph could be from the perspective of one character and the next from the perspective of a different character, even if the two are having a discussion with each other. There were also some confusing transitions where how much time has passed is not mentioned. Overall good but uncertain about continuing the series.

DogMomIrene Not sure if this input will help. I loved Dune. I read the next two books in the series and I remember feeling like they were all the same book. I asked two Sci-fi reader friends who had read all 6 and they agreed that the plots are super repetitive. 3mo
deliasson That is good to know! I'll probably still read them because I rarely leave a series unfinished! 3mo
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deliasson
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Very good! I was surprised about the revelation of how witches, vampires, and deamons are related! But the end of the book leaves you on a cliffhanger. What happens to Gerbert? Does Diana decide to exchange being a witch for becoming a vampire? Many unanswered questions...

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"Marcus hasn't practiced obstetrics for years," Matthew grumbled.
..."Do you think the uterus has suddenly wandered off to a new location?"

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WOW. I have no other words. The ending was amazing; I sat and didn't move until I finished the last of the book! I can't wait to see what the next book is like, now that it's revealed that the Lady Selene is Lanfear and Rand has proclaimed himself the Dragon Reborn.

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deliasson
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This book is AMAZING! It's very confusing to start with because it jumps right into the story and the world the author has made but once you get roughly 100 pages in, you're hooked.
The only thing that I disliked a little bit was that the main character was a little bit dense sometimes.

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This book was amazing! I love reading Diana Gabaldon's books and this one didn't disappoint! I even cried at one point and that takes a lot.

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The Gray Wolf Throne | Cinda Williams Chima
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It was a little bit difficult to get into the third book of this series; I had to put it down and come back to it but once I got a bit further in, it was an excellent book!
I just wish that Raisa would stop playing around with other men/suitors, and be with Han.

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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Another book that I read in a matter of days! This series is so well put together and the author definitely has a great variety of plot twists in store. Not only that, but it was so easy to relate to the different characters.

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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I haven‘t finished a book this quickly in such a long time! What a great read!

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This book was so good!! A great ending to the series with some really unexpected twists. Amazing!

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WOW! Ok this book had so many twists and turns that kept me completely surprised, especially the ending. I LOVED it!!

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A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
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This book has been on my TBR pile since Christmas and I finally picked it up and remembered how much I love this series! Done in just a few days 😎

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deliasson
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Bailedbailed

I really enjoyed the first book in this trilogy but this one just seemed to never end! It also doesn‘t really go into depth about the real horrors of living in Nazi Germany; it touches on it but very tamely. It makes the story unbelievable. And the Jewish Dr. Rothmann: in 1943 there‘s no way that he and his family would still be allowed to live in Berlin. They would most assuredly have been taken to camp by that time.

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deliasson
Bailedbailed

This book was a bail for me. I‘m not saying that it isn‘t good exactly but it‘s written in a very odd way. The chapters sort of jump around a lot and I wasn‘t really sure if the events were in chronological order and then I came to one chapter where the main character, Geralt, is just talking? Not your typical fantasy book and it just wasn‘t for me.

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deliasson
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This book was EXCELLENT! It kept me intrigued the entire time I was reading. I really enjoy fantasy novels and if that‘s your thing, this should be your next book. It made me wish I was some of the characters and it made me want to smack some of them upside the head. Absolutely great.

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deliasson
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This book was excellent! At first, I wasn‘t too sure about it but it was truly amazing. It made me cringe at the main antagonist and the thought of him! Very well portrayed.

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Bailedbailed

I bailed on this book because it‘s not a book for me. I‘m not saying it‘s not a good book, but for me, reading about someones conversion due to another‘s drinking problems is the exact opposite of my own life. So to me, this is a no.

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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This book was amazing! I like that it takes place shortly after the Second World War, when everyone was busy trying to forget it ever happened and move on, not wanting to look too closely at all the injustices that had happened. It‘s also interesting to talk about the Soviet Union side of things; I feel like that often gets overlooked.

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Nina‘a uniform came in a bulky packet, and she began to swear the minute she unfolded it. “Even men‘s UNDERWEAR?” Unfolding a pair of vast blue briefs.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I really enjoyed this book! It had some very interesting plot twists that kept me wondering but the ending...I‘m not entirely sure about. There‘s multiple ways of looking at it and to be honest; I was left a little bit confused.

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deliasson
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WOW! I did not at all expect the ending to this book and I‘m now very intrigued about the third one. It was definitely a good segway to keep the readers‘ interest!

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Red Rising 01 | Pierce Brown
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I wasn‘t too sure about this book at first but I really enjoyed it in the end! I thought it was fantastic and very unique.

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Red Rising 01 | Pierce Brown
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“And what was that about blood brothers? That means absolutely nothing. You might as well have said you were pinecone cousins.”

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Les Parisiennes | Anne Sebba
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WOW. Typically books about WWII mostly talk about Jewish prisoners in general. But to think about a city with no men, no ability to vote or have a bank account and German soldiers everywhere? Every woman paid a price in the end.

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Home Body | Rupi Kaur
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I don‘t think I‘ve read poetry since high school. But this book is amazing. It‘s so powerful, so inspiring. I read the whole book in one go. And the drawings? Beautiful.

Lchnessmnstr You should go back and read her other 2 books, they are just as good! 2y
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deliasson
Bailedbailed

It could be very fascinating! But it‘s kind of dull.

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deliasson
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This book really makes you think about your day-to-day interactions with people on another level. I felt a little bit ignorant, to be honest, while I was reading this book because in Canada, the history of slavery in the United States isn‘t really talked about so it was very eye opening! While reading this book and now after, I definitely think a lot more about how I interact with other people.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This book was absolutely gripping. It is so amazing that this takes place during my life-time, and really not that far away from me either.

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deliasson
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If you read The Girl in the Spiders Web, this book started out similarly and I wasn‘t too sure about it at first. But then it got extremely interesting! It takes about the continuation of genetic research after WWII in Sweden and how it lead to this very interesting plot! A research group where they are trying to find a way to create the “perfect Swede”. Very interesting!

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deliasson
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Bailedbailed

I thought that I would give it a shot and I really enjoy reading about royalty and history...but it was just too light and fluffy. I picked it up and it felt almost as though I was reading a young adult novel with the consistent worrying about fitting it, wearing the right clothing, but also reaching a career goal.

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The Order | Daniel Silva
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I honestly wasn‘t sure about this book at first, due to the very simplistic style of writing. The sentences are short and to the point and past descriptions of events in other books were limited. But as I kept reading, I got hooked and I really enjoyed this book! It made me think a little bit more about racism and religious feuds that are alive and well in today‘s world.

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The Last Odyssey | James Rollins
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This is the first James Rollins novel I‘ve read and it was amazing! I couldn‘t put it down! Every chapter leaves you wondering, wanting to know more. I love history and mythology, so having that intertwined into an action packed thriller was perfect for me. Definitely a pick. I‘ll also be reading more of the Sigma Force novels for sure!

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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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Definitely some plot twists in this book that I didn‘t expect! I liked getting to watch some of the characters that were introduced in previous books come back and then be developed more.

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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I read Twilight when I was young, in grade 6 and I have read it many times since then as a guilty pleasure. So when I started reading Midnight Sun, I was kind of irritated with how slow it was going! Waiting and waiting until the next “part”. I had to ditch it.

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This book definitely had a big plot twist that I didn‘t expect! The fact that William was involved with another lady was no surprise but the fact that it was Consuelo! I really admired the message that the book gives that women should be confident, that they should cut the cord for toxic relationships and also fight for equality.

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deliasson
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This book was a total pick! It definitely changed how I looked at the world today (which, to be honest is kind of a mess right now) and also brought light to the world of tomorrow and where it may go and where I want to see myself in it. Very thought provoking.

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Sapiens often use visual marks such as a turban, a beard, or a business suit to signal “you can trust me, I believe in the same story as you”.

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In 2012...800,000 committed suicide, and 1.5 million died of diabetes. Sugar is now more dangerous than gunpowder.

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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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I really enjoyed this book! Realistically, I knew very little about Indian culture. I knew that India was divided into castes and I had always thought henna was pretty but I never understood the full meaning behind it. This book opened my mind a little and also brought a reality check of the very limited power of women in India in the 1950s.

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deliasson
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Very interesting! It definitely sparked some thoughts about how I myself live my life and changes I want to make and also about humans as a whole and where we are going in life.

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Just as the economic success of a company is measured only by the number of dollars in its bank account, not by the happiness of its employees, so the evolutionary success of a species is measured by the copies of its DNA...this is the essence of the Agricultural Revolution: the ability to keep more people alive under worse conditions.

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deliasson
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This book was fantastic! It was a little difficult to get into the cadences of the late 1860s but the large theme throughout the book that it is not major figureheads like kings and emporers that decide how a war plays out but the actions of each individual person involved, from each peasant to each soldier is what really intrigued me.

SamAnne Agree. I'm only 300 pages in--reading a bit each day--and really enjoying it. 2y
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