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dylanisreading

Joined March 2016

"It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home." - The Historian. BLM. ?️‍⚧️ goodreads.com/alwaysbringbooks
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More manga, this time from the library. I'm doing a booktube 30 volumes of manga in 30 days challenge this month and using it to try different series.

I read Promised Neverland today, and it is dark.

Leniverse The Promised Neverland is great! A big favourite with 3/4 of my family (the 4th person being too young to read it). And the whole series is finished now, if you want to go wild. 😄 1y
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FANGS, Volume 1 | Billy Balibally
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Barnes and Noble had a buy one get one 50% off manga sale, and this is my haul from Sunday. Partner got three volumes.

I'd already read FANGS but want to collect the volumes.

StellaDz Love Given and curious what you think of Dragon‘s Betrothed! Therapy Game is one of my favourites! 1y
dylanisreading @StellaDz It's on my April tbr so hopefully I'll get to it soon! I had no idea Therapy Game is by the same author. 😅 1y
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Depart, Depart! | Sim Kern
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For every book by a trans author I read for #transrightsreadathon I donated $20. I meant to read five, but a flare-up slowed me down.

I was happy to see some members here participating!

It is terrifying out there, so if you have the means, please consider donating to the Trans Health Legal Fund: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/thlf-donate

Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️ 1y
Jas16 🙌🏽 1y
KathyWheeler I hope they do a readathon again as I‘ll definitely participate. I didn‘t have the means to this time. 1y
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TheBookHippie 💕🏳️‍⚧️💕🏳️‍⚧️💕 I hope you‘re back to baseline soon! 1y
dylanisreading @TheBookHippie I am doing better. Thank you! 1y
dylanisreading @KathyWheeler I'm sure there'll be another one next year if not sooner! 1y
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With A Vengeance | Freydis Moon
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Fourth book for the #transrightsreadathon completed yesterday. This one was a very dark romance. Our NB MC is pursued by a demon as they return to their hometown after their mother's death. The MC is deeply depressed and dealing with trauma.

I appreciate that both of the books of Moon's that I've read begin with CWs and TWs. This author is a new favorite.

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Heart, Haunt, Havoc | Freydis Moon
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I LOVED THIS. One of the best books I've read this year, and it's only 153 pages! Magic (of various kinds), romance, horror, queer main characters, resilience.

I'm definitely going to read more from this talented author.

Third book for the #transrightsreadathon complete.

DimeryRene I heard about this yesterday on tiktok. 💕 Sounds goooooooood!! 1y
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Boys Run the Riot 2 | Keito Gaku
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Second book complete for the #transrightsreadathon after recovering from the book hangover that Iron Widow left me with.

There are potential CWs here because it depicts being a trans teen accurately, I would say. Gender dysphoria is definitely one of them. I'll be buying the rest of the series.

TheBookHippie What ages can read this you think? 1y
dylanisreading @TheBookHippie It‘s marked for older teens 16+, but I'd say teens 14+ would be fine reading this. 1y
TheBookHippie @dylanisreading I mentor young men 14-17 and this sounds perfect. 1y
dylanisreading @TheBookHippie That's awesome! Let me know if you ever need other manga recs! 1y
TheBookHippie @dylanisreading awe TYSM ♥️ 1y
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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
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First book for #transrightsreadathon finished. Incredible read. 4 stars.

TheBookHippie Love the cover! 1y
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Here's some of my tbr for the #transrightsreadathon this week! I've started For the Love of April French by Penny Aimes and Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao.

For every book I finish this week, I'll donate $20 to the Trans Health Legal Fund of the Transgender Law Center.

I'm so happy to see people on here participating! What are you reading?

TheBookHippie Oh I loved Felix! I read that with a group. It‘s wonderful to see some fellow readers participating here. 1y
BookBelle84 I absolutely love Iron Widow! I was so surprised with how good it was. 1y
MrsV I‘m reading Felix this week too! 1y
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peanutnine LOVED Felix! I'm looking forward to getting to the Witch King this week. It's been on my TBR for a hot minute 1y
DimeryRene I‘m reading Felix too!! 1y
dylanisreading @BookBelle84 It was so good! 1y
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The Bone Orchard | Sara A. Mueller
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I was intrigued for the first half or so. Then it started to feel draggy, and I just wanted to finish. The endless misogyny.

I appreciate what the author was doing here, and the magic system was interesting. I'm just tired lol.

If you're considering reading this, I highly recommend checking the TWs first. It is so much nonstop trauma and darkness.

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Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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https://youtu.be/8EnG8_oZcu4

Just a friendly reminder that this book is transphobic and why.

(BTW, this booktuber is great.)

Chrissyreadit This was great! I subscribed to the YouTube also. 1y
JamieArc Wow. Just wow. 1y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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-Read for about 18 hours of my goal of 20. (I forget to restart the timer all the time.)
-Read two books.
-Started Daughter of No Worlds by Carissa Broadbent and soft dnfed it.
-Started Gilded by Marissa Meyer and still reading it. 👍

#20in4 readathon

Thanks, @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🎊🥳🍾🥂😍 1y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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EKonrad Hadn‘t heard about this. Thanks for sharing! ❤️ 1y
Tonton Wasn‘t aware of this, thanks for the links. So disappointing. 1y
Kenyazero Thanks for sharing! 1y
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Suet624 Well that‘s disappointing. 1y
5feet.of.fury Ugh yikes. - thanks for spreading the word! 1y
Julsmarshall I just don‘t understand how this is hard for people. Be kind and treat people as they‘d like to be treated. Why do they get caught up with where people pee? Ugh. 1y
BookBr Important to know — thank you for sharing. 1y
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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A cinematic, fun ride all the way through. It was more gruesome than I expected (not complaining) so it felt almost like a slasher at some points. I'll probably check out the movie adaptation at some point.

#20in4 readathon second book

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Waking Olivia | Elizabeth O'Roark
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I gave this 3 stars on SG. While I liked it overall, there were a few aspects that bothered me, like the fat phobic comments the namesake character made and some internalized misogyny on her part. The audiobook was released in 2016, and I'm going to attribute the problematic stuff to that and give O'Roark one more try. This has some dark elements, so check the CWs if that's something that might bother you.

#20in4 readathon 1st book

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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My goals for the #20in4 readathon this month:
-read for 20 hours
-finish No Exit, started yesterday
-try Elizabeth O'Roark's books

@Andrew65

5feet.of.fury Oooh I‘ve heard great things about O‘roark but haven‘t read anything yet 1y
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😁 (edited) 1y
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A fun read. Like others have said, this was spicy, but it was also sweet. And kind of swoony?

If you like bodyguard romance, check this one out. The main guy is pretty possessive, but that didn't bother me. You might want to check the content warnings for past trauma before you pick it up.

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Tragic | Devney Perry
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I love that I started off my week accidentally doing the #backlistreadathon before I knew it was a thing. 😂 I learned that I don't care for Devney Perry's Lark Cove series and would recommend staying away from the last full length novel in it.

In addition to these three books, I reread an old favorite. Thanks, @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick for hosting!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic week!! 1y
Clwojick Good to know! 🫣😂 1y
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Tinsel | Devney Perry
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Well, I guess I spoke too soon about continuing with this author's backlist this week for #backlistreadathon. The tagged book of hers contains problematic rep, if not outright racism, a great example of how NOT to do Indigenous rep. Gross.

Only a few people even bring up the issues in reviews. Boy does this genre have a long way to go.

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Tattered | Devney Perry
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I realized today that I've been inadvertently reading for #backlistreadathon this week by reading the Lark Cove series by Devney Perry. 🤣 I'm planning on finishing the series and then I'll probably read more of Perry's backlist.

@Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Nice!!! Glad to have you along - even accidentally! 😂 1y
Clwojick Hope you‘re having fun! ⭐️ 1y
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I haven't done one of these in a while.
Goals:
📚 Finish the tagged book.
📚 Finish Everything for You by Chloe Liese.
📚 Start the next book in The God-King Chronicles.
📚 Start the second book in the Chorus of Dragons series by Jenn Lyons.

#FabulousFebruary @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us and good luck 😁 You have some good reading ahead. 1y
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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Going to start this today. I have a paper copy of the book on my shelf so I can go back and forth if I want. Today's been a bit of a slow day mentally, but last night I read some comics that were great. +1

+ 10 (2 podcast episodes)

#scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

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Go Hunt Me | Kelly Devos
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Finally started this today (thanks, Libby). This month has been busy.

It's weird to see Phoenix as a setting in a book. 👀

#scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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Trve Kvlt #1 | Various
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Some of the comics I'm going to read this month. Haven't gotten much reading done in the past two days (except fanfic ha), but I did watch two episodes of The Sandman on Netflix. +16 points #teammonstermash #scarathlon @StayCurious

StayCurious yay! 2y
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Winter's Orbit | Everina Maxwell
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It's after midnight so here's my #20in4 special readathon wrap up:

-24 hours of reading
-Read Below Zero, Bonds of Brass, and Horror Film: A Critical Introduction
-DNF'd It Happened One Summer
-Read a little bit of fanfic
-Read the majority of the tagged book

Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Fantastic, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 2y
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A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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Update on #20in4 special readathon progress:

-7 hours listening to Bonds of Brass (did not like)
-1 hour reading Horror Film: A Critical Introduction by Murray Leeder

Starting the tagged book today. We'll see how it goes.

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Joining the special end-of-the-season #20in4 readathon with this book. My goal is 20 hours, and I plan to read sci fi and fantasy audio and paper books. I don't have a set tbr so feel free to recommend titles.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 2y
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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Not bad. Not great but not bad. It's a fun escape with a decent mystery. I'd recommend reading an ebook or paper copy over the audiobook.

As usual, my planned tbr has gone out the window this month, and I've just been reading and listening to YA of different genres. Please share any recs you might have, especially for horror.

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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
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Starting this today. I finished Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram earlier. It was a nice escape. I also started Stephen Graham-Jones' latest audio only release but wasn't feeling it. I've been reading a lot, but a lot of it has been a really long, amazing fanfic. 🤣

thegirlwiththelibrarybag There is something very appealing about long fanfics 2y
Eyelit Same for me on the fanfic! 😃 2y
dylanisreading @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Eyelit I'm glad I'm not the only one! 2y
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Joan Is Okay | Weike Wang
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I've begun my #BookerPrize22 reading with Booth and picked up the tagged book during a library browse over the weekend. It's the dark horse of my recent reading. The understated writing, the bitingly dry humor, Joan herself. I'm surprised I haven't seen more talk about it on here.

#dogsoflitsy

Ruthiella I loved Fowler‘s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves but was less impressed with The Jane Austen Book Club. Booth will be the tie breaker! 2y
HeatherBookNerd I‘m in the middle of this now and it‘s great! 2y
dylanisreading @Ruthiella Haven't read any Fowler before this, but I'm liking Booth so far! 2y
dylanisreading @HeatherBookNerd Awesome! I really liked it. 2y
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The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida | Shehan Karunatilaka
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Been at a bit of a loss as to what to read next and then saw the Booker Prize longlist. Thanks go to the person who posted about this quiz that tells you which book to start with! I think I'll try to read as many of these as I can this month. It'll be good to push myself out of my reading comfort zone.

BarbaraBB This was my recommendation too! 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Wrap up for #20in4 readathon:

22+/24 hours read
5 manga
Finished ACOMAF
Read ACOWAR
Read a web comic in Webtoon

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Wow! Brilliant 👏👏👏🥳🙌🍾🥂😍 2y
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Dekoboko Sugar Days | Atsuko Yusen
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Cute, funny, adorable. A light BL read with minimal angst. I love the art style.

First book completed for #20in4 readathon. I'm definitely continuing with the manga reading. Will probably throw in some fanfic too because why not?

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I'm definitely joining #20in4 this month. My goal is 20 hours. I've got some manga from Hoopla on my tablet and more waiting for me at the library, and I need to finish listening to ACOMAF.

@Andrew65

5feet.of.fury 🦇🦇 enjoy! 2y
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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Mehso-so

Huh.

It was okay.

SW-T Love the concise review. 😂😂😂 2y
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Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
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This blew me away. Dark, eerie, unique, creepy, it's more Gothic haunted house horror about parent-child relationships than thriller. If you go into this thinking it's going to be action-packed from the beginning, you're going to be disappointed. It starts off slow, and there are dual timelines--both from the main character's POV--and man was it worth the build up.

I recommend the audiobook. Xe Sands does a nearly perfect performance.

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Comfort Me With Apples | Catherynne M. Valente
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Not at all scary or satisfying but intriguing nonetheless. A thought-provoking, feminist retelling with lush prose and a fairytale aesthetic.

The audiobook narrator is top-notch.

My fifth and final read for #summerween (read a short nonfiction about haunted places in the US yesterday).

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The Craftsman | Sharon Bolton
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It starts off a bit slow but ultimately becomes a banger of an audiobook. Nathalie Buscombe does a great job.

Definitely different from any other thrillers I've read this year.

Book three of #summerween.

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The Craftsman | Sharon Bolton
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I DNFed The Fireman at 24% because I didn't care about the characters unfortunately. Then my hold on the tagged book came up in Libby. The audiobook is excellent so far. #summerween

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Why is Jacob such trash?

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The Helm of Midnight | Marina Lostetter
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Day 3 of #summerween. Finished The Hollow Places last night (spoiler alert: I loved it). Today's read is for the Halloween colors prompt.

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The Hollow Places | T. Kingfisher
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Day 2 of #summerween. I've got coffee, tabs, a live reading sprint, and the house to myself for the next several hours. This is my read in the dark pick. We shall see how creepy it is.

ravenlee I love your mug. 2y
Jas16 That is an amazing mug. 2y
mcipher I loved this book! Super creepy and weird 2y
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Liatrek This mug is everything ❤️❤️ 2y
Reggie This book ended up being funnier than I expected. 2y
Maria514626 Your mug is fantastic! ❤️❤️❤️🙌🙌🙌 2y
dylanisreading @ravenlee @Jas16 @Liatrek @Maria514626 Isn't it great? It was a gift. The gifter really got me. 😂 2y
dylanisreading @mcipher I loved it too! I don't think I've ever really read anything like it before. 2y
dylanisreading @Reggie Definitely. I flagged the lines that made me chuckle. 2y
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Near the Bone | Christina Henry
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THE TENSION. THE SUSPENSE. THE CREEPINESS. Not to mention all the viscera. Highly recommend the audiobook.

First read for #summerween down.

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Near the Bone | Christina Henry
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My first read for #summerween. 92% in and literally can't stop listening.

Reggie I loved this book and couldn‘t help rooting for the monster against the husband!!! 2y
dylanisreading @Reggie Same! I finished it last night and kept thinking, "GET HIM" whenever the monster appeared. ? 2y
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Ivan isn't in the database apparently, but I read this on a whim because a good amount of the booktubers I sub to love this author. It's a bit of a non-stop ride, in an entertaining way. It's a dark mafia romance (my first), and I can see why people like this author's work. Since I have KU right now, I'll probably read another by her for funsies.

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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Excellent. I want to read everything the author's written and will write. The narrator does a fantastic job with the audiobook.

Now to find another mystery/thriller that'll live up to this one. Anyone have any recs?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just read this one and it was fabulous! 2y
CBee I agree with Misty ⬆️ Her other book, Sometimes I Lie, was good too. I want to read all of her books now. Also, I‘ve read two books by John Marrs this year, both EXCELLENT mystery/thrillers. 🙂 (edited) 2y
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dylanisreading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CBee Ohh. I haven't read any Alice Feeney yet. I'll put in a request at the library. Thanks! 2y
CBee @dylanisreading she blew my mind with both books. Like a completely crazy twist that I would never have guessed! Good stuff 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dylanisreading I agree with her on Sometimes I Lie! I want to read all of hers now! 2y
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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Started listening to this earlier today, and I'm surprised by how intriguing it is. Interesting structure. The husband is going out with friends tonight so continuing is my plan, at least until the special gummy I ate kicks in. 😅

Megabooks I really enjoyed this! 2y
DimeryRene I borrowed this from a friend and am excited to read it soon. 2y
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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I read this yesterday. Mysterious, compelling, reflective, with fascinating characters. This was a historical fiction rec from a booktuber, and I'm glad I decided to read something different from my usual genres.

First book completed for #20in4 readathon. So far, I've read a total of 14 chapters.

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The Noh Family | Grace K. Shim
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I'm still sick and I need a mental break/some self-care so I'm joining the #20in4 readathon. My current read is tagged, and I don't know what I'll be reading after that (depends on what I can snag on Libby or Hoopla, as I don't think I have the brain capacity to read any of the chunky fantasy on my shelves rn). @Andrew65

Please take care of yourselves.

RaeLovesToRead Hope you feel better soon and that the reading is therapeutic 💙 2y
Maria514626 Hope you feel better soon! 2y
Andrew65 Hope the readathon helps. Get well soon. 💕 2y
SW-T Hope you feel better soon! 2y
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vN | Madeline Ashby
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I've got the sniffles so I'm nesting on the couch, and I was able to finish this. It's fun, pretty fast-paced, and brings up some fascinating concepts. It's a quick read, but the epilogue could've been shorter and less explain-y imo. Also, there was some stereotypical characterization of some of the characters of color that made me uncomfortable. Though I enjoyed this overall, I won't be continuing with the series.

Slump officially busted!

BookBr Always a great feeling😊 2y
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vN | Madeline Ashby
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Finally got sucked into a book last night. Robot sci-fi. Fingers crossed my reading slump is busted. 🤞

DivineDiana 🤞🏻 📚🤞🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Fingers crossed 🤞 2y
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