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emmaturi

emmaturi

Joined July 2017

just love reading and travelling! If I see a bookshop then I just have to have a look around!
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Harlem After Midnight | Louise Hare
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This is the second in a series with Lena Aldridge as the main character. We continue after the trip from England to America. It's 1936, and Lena has to figure out what to do with her life, and there are lots of secrets around. It's a crime novel with romance too.

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Marking Time | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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The second book in the Cazalet family and this is set at the beginning of WWII. I am enjoying this series, and I look forward to the next book.

MaureenMc Yay, more love for the Cazalet Chronicles! 😁 2mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I absolutely loved this book. It had me gripped to the end. A great family drama, the characters were all great. I can't wait to read the next two books.

marleed I keep my 5* books. Every time my eyes fall on this title, the whole experience of reading it floods back to me. 2mo
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Death Comes to Marlow | Robert Thorogood
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This is the second instalment of the Marlow murder club. The group gets together to solve another crime. It was a good read. #crime

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This was an interesting story, a historical read set in England and Turkey.

Aims42 I‘ve got this on my Christmas list 🤞🎄🎅🏼 3mo
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The House of Doors | Tan Twan Eng
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I really enjoyed this story set in Penang, Malaya. Set in different timelines 1910 and 1921. Somerset Maugham visits his old friend Peter and his wife Leslie. Leslie tells Maugham about a story back in 1910, which then eventually puts it in a short story. I loved the setting and atmosphere.

Suet624 i loved the idea of a House of Doors. 4mo
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The Ink Black Heart | Robert Galbraith
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I am currently reading this big tomb of a book. It's just over 1000 pages. I am at 600 now. I have a week of so. I should finish it at the end of the week.

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A very enjoyable read, set in a mythological world, a famous writer has died, and one of his books was very well known. Effy loved his book, so jumps at the chance to design the house where he lived. Also, at this house is Preston, who is looking at the written material left by the author. But things are not what they seem in this strange house and the strange son.

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A good read, set in a boarding school in England. It was once infamous for 4 students who died. Lottie and Alice are roommates, both of whom they don't seem to like each other. Then strange things start to happen to both of them and finally turn to each other to help themselves solve the issues.

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The second on this trilogy, we continue the story of Amara, now living as a concubine to a rich man. Set in Pompeii and rich with detail of the lives of slaves, prostitutes and rich Lords and ladies.

Cuilin I must read this, loved the Wolf Den. 4mo
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Another great read from Ann Patchett, a mother recounting a summer she spent on a play with a to be famous actor. It's during the pandemic, and the three daughters want to know about Peter Duke and their mother's relationship.

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A great read, gripping and thrilling to the very end. Set in an atmospheric island in Scotland, which adds to the creepy goings on.

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This is my current read and loving it.

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Voices of the Dead | Ambrose Parry
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This is the fourth book in the series, set in Victorian Edinburgh. It continues with the lives of Will and Sarah, plus many of the other characters. Again, they set about to solve a crime. It's a really great thriller.

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Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
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A delightfully moving story about a man, an old woman, and a young girl, set in Japan.

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Win | Harlan Coben
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This was my first Harlan Coben book, and while I enjoyed it, the main character Win is really a nasty guy. It was a quick and fast read. I will definitely read more of his books, though.

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People Person | Candice Carty-Williams
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This was a fantastic read. The 5 siblings were all really great, and you wanted it to turn out well for them. It was gripping and funny.

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This is an interesting book, set mainly in France and England. Agnes gets news that her childhood friend Fabienne has died. Then we hear the story of her life as a child and how she wrote a book, but the actual story was dictated to her by Fabienne. I enjoyed it, but I felt a bit letdown by the ending.

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The Schoolhouse | Sophie Ward
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I have started this today. It seems like it will be a thrilling story.

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The second in this series, and four more people visit the cafe to go back to the past. It was moving and sad. It's a simple idea, but it works.

monkeygirlsmama Getting ready to start this one today. 3mo
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Oh, this book. I loved it. The banter between Lucy and Joshua was hilarious. I mean, laughing while reading on the train.

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Chain of Thorns | Cassandra Clare
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This is the final book in this trilogy, featuring Cordelia, James, Matthew, and Lucy, to name but a few. We find out what happens with all the characters and their lives. It was a good conclusion and was quite happy with the ending.

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Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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I really enjoyed this book, I loved both Sally and Noah. It was funny and serious.

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I absolutely loved this gripping and twisty story. It's a Gothic story, and it's got all my favourites in a story. A house with some strange goings on, a young lady who is a governess, secrets, betrayals, and some romance. Brilliant

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A very enjoyable read, set in Mallorca and Paris. It tells the story of George Sands and her children, along with her lover Frédéric Chopin, to move to Mallorca to help his ailing health. The story is narrated by Blanca, a ghost dead 300 years. It's very emotional and moving.

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Blood & Sugar | Laura Shepherd-Robinson
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I really enjoyed this book, set in England in 1781. It revolves around slavery. Tad Archer is an abolitionist and is missing. Captain Harry Corsham tries to find him and is then involved in the British slaving industry and its nastiness. I learnt a lot about slavery through this book.

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This is a mystery/thriller set in England at the end of WWI. Ivy's son has died in the war under strange circumstances she wants to find out what happened. Then, a man comes back into Ivy's life with whom she was close to back in 1888. The second timeline occurs in that time, and we find out what happened at Polneath House and how it affects Ivy in her present day. It's very intriguing and twisty.

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One Dark Window | Rachel Gillig
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I really enjoyed this magical fantasy novel. Set in a world where anyone who becomes infected with magic is taken away and killed. There is a deck of cards that give the owner magical abilities, and the King is trying to find all the cards. But a renegade bunch of people are trying to collect the cards themselves and lift the deadly mist to save the infected people. The second book comes out in October.

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I really enjoyed this suspenseful thriller, really very gripping. It's about a successful crime writer, and suddenly, scenes from her books start to become real. She wonders why this is happening and who is doing it.

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This is one of my current reads and it's really good, albeit a bit dark.

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Sins of the Dead | Lin Anderson
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This is the first book by this author I have read. It's actually book 13 in the Rhona Macloud series. I very much enjoyed it. A crime fiction set in Edinburgh, present day. Definitely will be reading more.

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The Maiden | Kate Foster
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This was very good, based on a real-life event, about Lady Christian Nimmo. It was gripping and very moving. Even though you know what happens, you still hope for the best. It has short chapters, so it is also a fast read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💜🖤 7mo
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This was an OK story but not one I would think about again. Set mostly on a cruise, Greta is with her father and their friends, as her mother died recently, it is hoped this will patch up the difficult relationship between herself and her father. Greta is a big music star, and footage of her falling apart on stage goes viral. So she decides to on the cruise. It covers grief, family relationships and romance.

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A Lesson in Vengeance | Victoria Lee
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A good read, set in a girl's school, it has witchcraft, female friendship, and secrets.

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This story about the Sacklers and how they created OxyContin, which fuelled the opioid crisis and let's be honest, got away with it. It was gripping and totally maddening to read, but worth it.

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The Garnett Girls | Georgina Moore
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A fantastic story, Margaret and Richard are involved in a passionate love affair. Then he walks out leaving Margo and their three daughters. The three daughters Rachel, Imogen and Sasha all have their problems which seem linked to their mother and father. It's brilliant and evocative.

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I really enjoyed this historical fiction set in England in 1840. It comprises of science, nature, religion and how women are seen in Society. It's gripping.

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The Cherry Robbers | Sarai Walker
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I was in Paris on Sunday and visited Shakespeare and Company. I bought 3 books and this tote bag. This shop is really cool. I had a great time looking at their selections.

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This is my current read, and it's a good change of genre for me. It's still got some serious bits to it. But what attracted me was the cruise to Alaska.

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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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This continues on from the first book. Darlington is in Hell, and Alex and friends try to get him out. Obviously, it isn't so easy and they have their work cut out for themselves. It's a good read.

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Foster | Claire Keegan
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I really short book, maybe even a short story set in Ireland. A young girl goes to stay with a couple for a while. Her mum is about to give birth, and I presume she needs the eldest child out of the way. She ends up liking to live there. I enjoyed it.

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Lucy by the Sea: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
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The fourth book in the Lucy Barton series starts just before Covid kicks off and continues through towards the end. Lucy goes to live in Maine with her first husband, William. It's a fast read and lots of musings about life during Covid. We learn more about Lucy's past and their lives and family relationships. I very much enjoyed it.

Megabooks This was my favorite of the series. She handled the pandemic so well. 7mo
BarbaraBB Loved all of the Lucy books 7mo
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A Fire Endless | Rebecca Ross
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The second and last book in this series, it continues where it left off in the first book. It was a good solid read, I enjoyed it and was happy with the ending.

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This is the third installment of the Emmy Lake series and continues with the lives of Emmy and all her friends still during WWII in London. This time, Mrs Porter has inherited the magazine and decides to change things, and this doesn't go down well. It's a lovely read, and I love reading about the sense of community everyone has during the war, and I did have some tears, too.

Aims42 I love this series so much 🥰 I can never wait for the US pub date, so my UK version is on its way 😇 7mo
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Mr. Loverman | Bernardine Evaristo
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Last week, I went to two literary events. On Monday, Bernadine Evaristo came to Zurich to talk about her book, Mr Loverman. On Friday evening, Deborah Levy came to talk about her latest book, August Blue. Both events were really brilliant.

BarbaraBB Lucky you 😍 7mo
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This is the final book in the Dr Ruth Galloway series, and it doesn't disappoint. Ruth and Nelson solve a crime, and the ending is really good. This series is so great, sad it's finished.

TheSpineView It was bittersweet to read this last book. I loved the characters and hated to say goodbye. 7mo
MallenNC I loved this one too. Sad to have an end to the series but I thought it was satisfying. She said she might revisit the series someday,so I‘m keeping that hope. 7mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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I really enjoyed this book. It's about a young women called Nell Young and she loves maps. Her father was a important person in the field of cartography. He is found dead with a cheap map in his possession. But this isn't a straightforward map. The story unfolds has fantasy, mystery and totally gripping.

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The Last Magician | Lisa Maxwell
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This is the first in a four book series, set in different timelines. Esta can time travel using magical ability. She steals magical artifacts and brings them to the Professor. She is sent to New York in 1902 to steal a book and stop the Order, who wants to control magic and mageus. It's a good fantasy story.

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When We Were Birds | Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
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This is a great read combining magic and myth, family and romance.

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I really enjoyed this book. It's quite gripping and moving. Bodie Kane goes back to teach at the school she went to, where her roommate was murdered. She begins to wonder if the man convicted is actually innocent. She begins to investigate alongside some students.