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Joined August 2017

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The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Went to half priced books to get some books for my daughter and realized I didn't have enough of the classics for her! What are some other people's favorite picture books from when you were young?

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Kushiel's Dart | Jacqueline Carey
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I was looking for a new fantasy series and this was recommended by Bookriot. Really glad I read it as it is very different than my normal style. Set in an alternative historical time perios reminiscent of Rome, it follows Phedre, a courtesan who is trained as a spy and also marked by two gods. Politics, murder, religion and history but mingled with intrigue, mystery and sex.
Can't wait to read the next ones

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Finishing Chilling Adventures of Sabrina with one on my familiars

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I won this book on goodreads. I never win anything! I read it on my work trip to NY last week and liked it alot. I loved the perspective of how sexual molestation accusations affects the family of the accused. Especially as the family did not gloss or sugar coat the experience. It was a relevant read for today's times

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Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
Mehso-so

I love Louise O'neill so I had high expectations for this book. It unfortunately didn't quite meet them. I had a hard time relating to Sarah. I thought she was selfish and very unaware. I didn't leave the book certain about how her unhealthy love of Matthew actually shaped her in real ways other than becoming like Matthew, in a way, in her next relationship. But the book is wonderfully written so definitely not a waste of time

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Dirty Headlines | L J Shen

Plus side of being sick is being able to devour romance novels and make a dent in TBR list

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch

Reading on a rainy day. Nothing better

bookaddict86 I think the concept for this was cool but not sure it executed it the right way. My thoughts anyways.. :) happy reading 14mo
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Mehso-so

I love a good psychological thriller but this was really just the ramblings of a crazed stalker. I was hoping for more twists but they never really came. Not satisfying

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Cry Wolf | Patricia Briggs
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Read a lot of good things about this series but was let down by the first book. I didn't read the mercy thompson series and so felt out of the loop on the background of the world. There also were major events and plot that seemed to have taken place already; I kept checking that this was the first book which it was - very disorienting. Not compelling enough to keep reading

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Great book. I really struggled with Elloren at first as she was so ignorant and whiny but then she grew to be a strong character. This book has a lot of great themes that are very much alive today - racial biogtry, ignorance, religious beliefs dictating how people react and a dangerous political situation that is only fanning the flames of the issues. I love the magic and folklore of the book. Can't wait to read the rest of the series

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Another great one in this series. I really love stories about Wiccan practicioners as I think it is still a very misunderstood but interesting religion. Kind of sad the series is limited

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan

Have seen these books around for awhile and it seems like they are picking up steam with the movie/tv show? coming out. Worth the hype?

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All the Pretty Girls | J.T. Ellison
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Great series. Interesting crimes, strong characters with a tough woman heroine. Definitely keep movi g right to the end and sets you up for the next book.

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Irresistible You | Kate Meader
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Steamy sex, strong women making it in a man's world and hockey. Great (new to me) series by kate meader.

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Power | Naomi Alderman
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Nothing more perfect that reading at the cabin. #cabinlife

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 perfect 1y
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The new Sarah Maclean! Already want number two. I just love her

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The Power | Naomi Alderman

Bought this while visiting @strandbookstore . What an amazing place!

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Nothing like reading a bunch of books in the airport or on the subway when visting NYC for work. Knocked some books off my tbr 😃

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I really wanred to like this book. I don't know if it was the short story format or just me but it was hard to get into. I enjoyed the gender bending and the Velveteen Rabbit retelling was deliciously horrific but nothing else really stood out for me

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Smoke in the Sun | Rene Ahdieh
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I was really looking forward to reading the sequel in this series, but I had some issues with this one. Mariko is a really strong character and I loved her romance with Okami. However towards the end, it was like the author gave up and just said fuck it, happy ending. There were so many story lines that could have been developed further and it was frustrating to have the story end so abruptly. I'm saying pick only because of the first book

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Dead Witch Walking | Kim Harrison
Mehso-so

Great world building and the heroine Rachel has some potential. Love Jenks the pixie. But the first book didn't leave me hungry enough for the next. I am still going to read the second one because I want to see what happens with Rachel and Nick

Letora The second one picks up speed. Less world building and more action. 2w
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War Storm | Victoria Aveyard
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The final novels of series are so bittersweet. This novel didn't disappoint other than wanting it to continue. I like the theme of classism and rebellion of this series as well as the real life emotions of the love story. It's not the typical teen love that feels fake and dumb. Mare is such a strong character with real faults. I like that this one have different perspectives of other characters, definitely interesting to be in Maven's head

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Wild Irish Heart | Tricia O'Malley

Bunch of great romances to read in between my other reading lists

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Sarah Maas is fast becoming a favorite of mine. Her fantasy worlds are well developed and her female characters are strong and exciting. A Court of Thorns is no different. Feyre and the Fae characters are so interesting. Already got the next two lined up!

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A Duke in Shining Armor | Loretta Chase
Mehso-so

I got into Loretta Chase after reading Sarah MacLean's 100 romance novels and Lord of Scoundrels was good. This one only ok. Great chemistry and I loved the librarian heroine but not enough naughty bits for this romance reader. Plus too many leftover questions about secondary characters (maybe they're being saved for others on series).

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Pleasure for Pleasure | Eloisa James
Mehso-so

I always enjoy a romance novel to escape with and this one seemed like it would fit the bill and with a curvy heroine no less; however, I didn't enjoy as much as other works of hers. Too many characters all getting romance and while the romance was nice, my jaded mood was not looking for that. The sex was too romantic and not hot enough. I didn't read the first 3 so not sure if I would have been more invested in this if I had

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Spring snow means being lazy and reading

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Roses and Rot | Kat Howard
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Imogen and Marin are two sisters using art to strengthen and escape a cruel, abusive mother. When they get accepted at Melete, a prestigious school for artists, they begin to experience things that test the bonds of their sisterhood. Fabulously written with a fairytale element. Kat Howard is becoming a favorite

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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I'm not super into books about marriage but glad I picked this up. Louise meets a guy in a bar, David, and then finds out he is her new boss and married. Soon after she befriends his wife Adele. Then the manipulation and suspense start. Louise get tangled in both lives; what are David and Adele hiding? Suspense was great and I did not see the ending coming. There is also an element of mysticism in this books that adds to the twist

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I've seen this book before and glad I decided to pick it up. I love that Renee Ahdieh's books feature girls and cultures other than white America. Interesting tale even if using the love triangle trope and definitely hooked me for the second one.

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I've been a fan of this series for a long time and have read them all though the last few have not been as great as the first ones. I feel like the books have stepped into this place where the characters don't really grow anymore and previous quirks that were cute are too much now. Maybe this is due to Eve working through the abuse she suffered as a child in the previous books. I think I'm done with the steries unfortunately.

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Baths and books weekend!

JoScho Bath bombs are my favorite treat 🛀 2y
Puredragonstar Bath bombs 💜💜💜 2y
dreabooksit @JoScho mine too! 2y
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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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Such an intriguing concept- to be able to erase memories from your life and get a fresh start whether criminal or just running. A great thriller with themes of humanity and redemption in it

Reviewsbylola I loved everything about this one. 2y
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A fantastic book about magic that has a strong female character. The descriptions of magic were matter of fact but still fantastic. I liked the everyday-ness of the world against the magical and historical elements. Great read for those looking for a grown up book about magic and bad ass female characters

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Naomi is hired to find Madison who got lost in the woods three years ago. Naomi's history as a lost child herself brings a mystical, sad but determined quality to the story. I really loved the perspective and stories of these two characters woven together. I also loved the the descriptions of the nature and characters that Naomi comes across in her investigation

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Shitty day at the office means reading with my ginger boys to relax

Wellreadhead A great way to close out an afternoon 2y
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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire

Boring Friday night in, time to knock some books off my TBR!

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I love Helen Oyeyemi and even though I'm not a fan of short stories, I am really liking this book. Her writing is so mystical and fantastical yet I feel like I could be a character in her books sometimes.

Maybe I can only read magical realism short stories? Lol

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Some cuteness to offset reading a thriller

JoScho I really enjoyed that book. It read like a slasher film and that can be fun from time to time. 2y
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Pointe | Brandy Colbert
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I really loved this book; it ended up being more than I was expecting. Theo is a high school teen with plans to be a professional ballerina. She finds out that her best friend, who went missing four years ago has just been found alive. This brings up memories of that time and she struggles to deal with them. Theo is such a strong character and her struggles and emotions are very real.

Even Apollo liked it... maybe too much

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Relief Map | Rosalie Knecht
Mehso-so

An easy read but I ended the book not being satisfied. I didn't really feel the connections of any of the characters outside of Livy and Nelson were well developed. The interspersed chapters of the fugitive were not interesting which was a shame cause he had the potential to be more interesting than most of the others. It was a book to pass the time but not one I ever read again or recommend to people.

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The Hike | Drew Magary
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I really loved the postmortal by Drew Magery when I read that a couple years ago. I stumbled on this one and was dying to read it. I bought it as a Christmas gift to myself and glad I did. Great fantasy with dry wit, crazy ass beasts and hilarious ones. Drew Magery always makes me laugh; his writing is entertaining and engaging. He makes me think about my own life in relation to the theme in the book.

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Dry | Jane Harper
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I enjoyed the book but thought some of the plot points were a bit predictable. Interested in seeing how the series turns out

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Some Kind of Magic | Mary Ann Marlowe

Enjoyed this fun novel on a Christmas day. Thanks @FountainBookstore for the lovely gift!

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Reading romance novels while sick on the couch. What makes the day better? Getting my gift from #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange
I'm going to save until Christmas!

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The great Christmas contest | Jim Davis, Jim Kraft
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Excited to send my gift for #secretsantagoespostal

Bklover It looks so pretty!!! 🎄🎄 2y
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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When you can't take a bath, using your cat as a book stand is the next best thing lol

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Flame in the Mist | Renaee Ahdieh
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I loved the cover of this book and the story set in feudal Japan was intriguing. I've never really read anything of that nature before and I'm glad I picked it up. I loved the character of Mariko and the beautiful descriptions of magic, scenery and inner emotional turmoil. I also liked that this book did not the follow the common YA trope of a love triangle.

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle

I saw a post on fb about anticipated movies based on books. I'm excited about A Wrinkle in Time because I love this series but also nervous in case the movie ruins it. Reason I didn't see The Giver movie. Anyone else worry about that?

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Excited to give this to my niece! #bookfriday2017
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Alfoster So sweet!😍 2y
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