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Joined January 2021

📚 tracking my reading for 2021 and hoping to fall in love with many fictional characters and places in this new year 💕
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Shipped | Angie Hockman
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a perfect quick summer romance 💕☺️

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A beautiful beginning to this trilogy and I can‘t wait to see where it goes!! 🙌🏻

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His & Hers | Alice Feeney
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The twistiest thriller 🙌🏻🖤🔥

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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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READ! THIS! 🔥🔥🔥

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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The perfect laugh out loud, breezy, summer read! 😍 So fun and funny and cute!

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Fable: A Novel | Adrienne Young
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What can I say about Fable besides that it‘s a very fitting book for me! YA fantasy with a bit of adventure, a bit of romance, and a lot of pirate action. The found family aspect in this book is something I really loved as well!

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What an amazing story about magic and family and women‘s empowerment! I loved this book! 🙌🏻🖤

LoverOfLearning I LOVED Ten Thousand Doors of January!!! And his other book is on my TBR! 3mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Malibu Rising! Another great TJR! I highly recommend 🥰

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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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My last pride month read was really great! 🖤

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Absolutely adored this book. Be prepared for full waterworks, but 10/10 an incredible read. 💕

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Sapphic necromancers in space? I said SIGN ME UP and I am beyond thrilled that I read this book. So many twists and turns that I never saw coming! A really great queer sci-fi/fantasy! 🖤

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Felix Ever After | Kacen Callender
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GO READ FELIX. RUN DONT WALK. I LOVE THIS BOOK. 10/10 😍🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️💕

TheBookHippie I agree it was really good. 5mo
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Once and Future! Don‘t have the best pic of that rn but it was in my pride month TBR stack so we‘ll go with this! This was such a fun read! Who doesn‘t love a super queer King Arthur retelling set in space?! 🙌🏻💕🏳️‍🌈 Give this one a go!!

peanutnine Your description sold me 😂 Stacked! 5mo
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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THE LESBIAN REP WE ALL DESERVE FOR PRIDE MONTH. 🏳️‍🌈 Do yourself a favor and go read this incredible, heart-wrenching book!! It‘s got the romance, it‘s got some sci-fi, and it‘s got incredible characters that make you fall in love over and over again! 10/10 loveddddd this book 💕

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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RUN DONT WALK
READ THIS INCREDIBLE QUEER MASTERPIECE
IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY

💕 that is all 💕

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Most recent friends-to-lovers romance obsession! Really enjoyed this sweet, easy read! 💕

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🖤🖤🖤
Such a fun and twisty and different read! It took me forever to get through because of a reading slump, but I really very much enjoyed this one! Give Finlay a try!! ☺️

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Currently reading this trilogy bc I so badly want to watch the Netflix series! Shadow and Bone was great! Currently halfway through Siege and Storm! Would definitely recommend!!

LauraC1 Ooh I totally didn‘t link the Netflix series with these books (duh having a brain fart moment clearly) I must get them read so I can watch the series too!! 7mo
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Written in the Stars: A Novel | Alexandria Bellefleur
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A perfectly cheesy queer romance 🌈💕

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Do yourself a favor and read this YA mystery 🖤🙌🏻 I realllly enjoyed this one!

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BEACH READ. I slept on this book for toooo long and I really really enjoyed it! The writing made it so easy to binge! If you want an easy and quick romance, give it a go! 💕

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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5⭐️ thriller for me! 🙌🏻 I lovedddd this book! So many great twists and turns!

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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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Loveddddd this YA fantasy read! The love interest fell a bit flat for me, but the action and the story and the friendships? 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 Incredible!

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Just a big warm gay hug in book form and I couldn‘t love it more than I already do! 💕🌈

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This book was a lovely, steamy, and quick read for me! I would highly recommend!! 💕

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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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READ THIS BOOK.
What a beautiful read! I am so obsessed!!!

tessavi Nice cover! And the food looks yummy 😋 8mo
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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YESSSS. Yes yes yes to this creepy thriller. Who has read this one before? 🖤🙌🏻

SeaToSkyes Yes! It was so good! 8mo
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This was such a beautiful, slightly creepy, wildly imaginative, quirky, funny, and strange read! Like nothing I‘ve read in a long time!! 🖤

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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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Love love loved this dystopian YA gem! 💕

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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😰😰😰
When I tell you I don‘t want kids after this book.....

Go into this one expecting to feel some anxiety for SURE! I really liked this read!!

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Y‘all you NEED to read this book... 🙌🏻🔥🥰

Heideschrampf Great picture. Looks very cosy 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree!!! Love your photo 💚💚 9mo
marleed I loved this book and can‘t wait to read about Mick Riva‘s daughters when Malibu Rising is released! Your photo is great! 9mo
AlysonCE On my stack to be read! Excited to see what it's all about. Have seen recommendations for this everwhere! 🤩 8mo
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How To Fail at Flirting | Denise Williams
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How to Fail at Flirting was an unexpected love for me. 💕

The romance between Naya and Jake is sweet and steamy and the dialogue gets pretty real and raw. This book takes on the heavy topics of domestic violence and emotional abuse with such care. I highly recommend! 💕

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My sweet Valentine‘s Day read 💕

This is just a lovely and raw collection. I really highly recommend. And I can‘t wait to watch the series!

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This was short and sweet. Not much drama or action. A tiny bit of a let down after ACOWAR, but I still enjoyed a visit to Prythian 🖤

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YESSSSS!
Best of the series so far... I cannot wait to read what happens next. Sarah J Mass: you beautiful, evil creature!

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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🖤🖤🖤
All I can say is if you haven‘t read this series, you need to get on it! The second was even better than the first: by a MILE! ✨

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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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✨ Yes yes yes to a fun, light, breezy book after something so heavy! 💕
I will definitely be reading more Jasmine Guillory after this one! So good!!

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This was a great read & beautifully written - very heavy and emotional though. I highly recommend! 💕

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What a STEAMY romance!! Some have mentioned their distaste for the age difference in this book, but I‘ll just say SO many of these same people LOVE books where the male character in the relationship is way older than the woman.

The theme of female empowerment in this book is strong, and the idea of an older woman maintaining her sexuality is wonderful to see in a romance novel! ☺️

ICantImReading This is on my TBR for this month!! 😃 10mo
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WOW. WOW. WOW WOW WOW. 🌹🖤

Anyone else read this book?? If I didn‘t have book club next week I would be right onto the next in the series!!

TheSpineView Yes! Love the series! The next book in the series comes out on February 16th. 10mo
Kdgordon88 Yes, love the whole series! 10mo
julesG A few Litten read it for #LitsyAfterDark after #DickSoapGate. 😁 10mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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W O W. Just WOW for this book!

I want to give high praise with no spoilers so I‘ll just say that if you like a good thriller, RUN DON‘T WALK to this book right here. CoHo does such a good job of creating a story where you‘re constantly questioning what‘s real.

Also 🤯 what an amazing ending!!

AvidlyAlexis YES! Agree so much with this review. Mind blown. 10mo
bluestocking.book.nerd I just had someone ask me about a copy of this one yesterday... I liked some of her other titles, so I'll be on the lookout for this one! 10mo
SheilaChew Just read this yesterday. Mind blown is 💯. I‘m still thinking about that ending. 10mo
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Another pick for me! I‘ve seen so much hate for this book because it didn‘t meet the high standards that the HG trilogy gave everyone... but I really enjoyed it! It was an excuse to dive back into the world of Panem, to see how the games were created, to begin to understand the perspective of Snow! He‘s a confusing and unlikable character - that‘s the point! I recommend it to anyone who wants to return to Panem without unrealistic expectations.🖤

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Exciting Times | Naoise Dolan
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My #lastnownext 💕

I‘ve seen quite a few iffy reviews, but I enjoyed Exciting Times. I felt that the characters were honest and the story was relatable, however it was a bit slow and boring at times!

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I have heard completely mixed reviews about this read! I‘m diving in optimistic, but I‘ll keep you posted! 🤞🏻📚🖤

Update: A tentative pick again because this book really is lovely at times, but there should be a suicide trigger warning. I would definitely recommend it to others, but I would let them know about this first!

BehindthePages I had no idea it contained anything about suicide. Your post is the first I've seen mention it. 10mo
em_books @BehindthePages it definitely contains a suicide attempt! Not sure why nobody else has mentioned this 🤷🏼‍♀️ but it would be good to note, especially for people interested in this book who may suffer from severe depression and suicidal ideation. 10mo
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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Starting book number six of the new year! Feeling proud of myself and enjoying this reading time while I have it before my spring graduate semester begins!

Trying to decide whether this one is a good choice to read directly after another seaside thriller, but we‘ll just have to wait and see! 🖤📚

Update: Finished! It took me a bit longer than the last. Definitely meh for me 🤷🏼‍♀️

LiteraryinLawrence I‘m enjoying your reviews! What type of graduate program are you in? I‘m currently working on my thesis for my M.Ed. in English. Even though I like the topic, the struggle to focus is real... 10mo
em_books @LiteraryinLititz thanks!! ☺️ thats so cool! What‘s your thesis topic? 10mo
em_books @LiteraryinLititz I‘m in an applied psych grad program! I‘m an intern as a counselor at a private practice right now. I‘ll graduate in December and then get my LGPC ☺️ 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence @em_books Psych is cool! My thesis is on contemporary Young Adult novels that are portraying mental illness in ways that challenge disability narrative tropes. 10mo
em_books @LiteraryinLititz wow!! I love that! Sounds amazing! 10mo
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Women, Race, & Class | Angela Y. Davis
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YES YES YES THIS BOOK. Everyone should be reading this. So informative and well-written. A must-read for an understanding of the women‘s movement and how far we still need to go as feminists.

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Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Morning chai and starting The Guest List! I‘ve heard nothing but great things, so I have high hopes for this one! 📚🖤
Update: Loved this one! Perfect spooky setting, interesting characters, and a few great twists and turns that I didn‘t see coming! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

SeaToSkyes This was a good one! 10mo
em_books @SeaToSkyes oh, good! I‘m excited to really get into it ☺️ 10mo
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Currently about halfway through People Like Her and am pretty invested in finding out who this mystery stalker is!

In other news, my January BOTM box just arrived so I‘m going to have to get cracking and finish this one up so I can start on my next reads ☺️📚🖤

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Just diving into this one and already so excited! 📚🖤

Edit: What an absolutely beautiful story! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for something that will capture your attention and keep you rooting for these wonderful characters. 🖤

Traci1 I loved this one too. 11mo
em_books @Traci1 it put me in such a wonderful headspace ☺️ loved the characters and the way the magic was described! 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 10mo
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em_books @CoffeeNBooks thank you! ☺️ 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence This book was so magical and lovely! 💗 10mo
em_books @LiteraryinLititz 🖤 I think so too! 10mo
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If Only I Could Tell You | Hannah Beckerman
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First book of 2021! 📚💕

Traci1 Welcome to Litsy! 11mo
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em_books @BookwormAHN thank you! ☺️💕 10mo
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em_books @Bookishlie thank you!! ☺️ 10mo
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