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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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Burntcoat: A Novel | Sarah Hall
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This is a strange one, I wasn't sure I was understanding what was happening really. It has an pandemic but a much more dangerous one than Covid. It's about the life of Edith Harkness a sculptor, it goes back and forth in time. We learn about her childhood, parents and then present day. I decided to put it has pick as I reread passages to help me get it. It not a cheery book.

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I enjoyed this historical fiction story with two different timelines. It's partly set in an area of Scotland I know, Fife. Caroline lives in Kelly Castle with husband and child, plus sometimes her mum-in-law. She is asked to sort out the family archives and there is a mystery to solve, which Includes an Artic adventure. It's my first book of this author and definitely will seek out her other books.

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Anatomy: A Love Story | Dana Schwartz
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I finished this today, and it was an enjoyable read. Set in Edinburgh in 1817, Hazel wants to be a doctor unfortunately in this time, women are not allowed to study. She makes a deal with a Dr Beecham who will let her study if she passes an entrance exam. But she needs bodies to learn from, in cones Jack who robs bodies from their graves. It's a gory, some supernatural elements and a romance.

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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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I really loved this story about three British Nigerian women and how their friendship is really tested by the arrival of an old friend.

Cinfhen Cool cover 1w
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I started this book today and I am enjoying it a lot.

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This was fanatic, told from the POV of both brother, set in Ireland. It's sad, I was reading on the plane going to Scotland and had tears running down me. It tugs at your heart!

TrishB Loved this one 💔 1w
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This was my first introduction to private investigator David Raker. And definitely won't be my last. Although I enjoyed it, I didn't love it. It wasn't a straight forward story, it was 4 cases which interconnect. I wasn't always convinced it worked.

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All These Bodies | Kendare Blake
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This is a YA, horror, historical crime novel set in America. It's a gruesome at times but still interesting. A 15 year old girl is arrested for possibly being involved in a string of murders. The bodies are all drained of blood. It's gripping.

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Another historical crime fiction from this private investigatiors duo, Abgail and Daniel. A murder occurs at Madame Tussauds and they are called in to figure out who was the culprit. I enjoy this series and look forward to find out which museum will be next.

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1. Well it depends on the length of my holiday. From 1 to 5 books.

2. Yes always and I usually leave them in the place I stay.

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView How nice that you leave books for others. Thanks for playing! 2w
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The Great Godden | Meg Rosoff
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This was a good YA read, the Godden family are on holiday when two young men join them over the summer. It brings about disruption to their summer, romances are formed and relationships end.

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I really enjoyed this book, which sadly didn't make the shortlist for the Women's Price for Fiction. I liked the format of interview style and thought Opal was really fantastic. I enjoyed the history of how the band got together and the family relationships too.

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Bad Times in Buenos Aires | Miranda France
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My nonfiction book for April, details the author's time living in Buenos Aires. Each chapter is a topic for example Evita and Falkland Islands. I found it interesting , Buenos Aires is on my bucket list.

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Daughters of Night | Laura Shepherd-Robinson
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These are the paperbacks I bought in Scotland. Excited for them all. #tbr

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Another great story from Alice Feeney. Set mainly in Scotland but with flashbacks to London. The chapters are told from three POVs, Adam, Amelia and Robin. As you would expect there are lots of twists and turns.

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This is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre set in USA. It has a few twists and turns, it was an enjoyable read, but it hasn't stayed with me.

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A book set in Indian mythology with magical worlds and systems. I chose pick but didn't love it, it's the first in a trilogy so not sure if I will continue with it. It has family feuds, romance and political themes. It's told from multiple POVs. Definitely glad I read it.

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Think of Me | Frances Liardet
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I loved this book, set in two different timelines Egypt 1942 and England 1974. It's about James meeting Yvette an Egyptian women they marry and eventually move to the UK. Then about how James is still grieving about Yvette who died ten years earlier. It has romance, secrets, family relationships.

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These are the hardbacks I got while in Scotland. Honestly it was pretty hard to stop buying as there were so many I wanted. #tbr

BennettBookworm Omg I‘m so excited! I hadn‘t heard of this new O‘Leary yet! 3w
emmaturi Yes it came out middle of April I think. @BennettBookworm 3w
marleed Oh fun - I love your cover of Lessons in Chemistry. I‘m so often jelly for UK covers of a book! 3w
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BarbaraBB Wow! I loved 3w
emmaturi It is a cool cover but doesn't have the sprayed edges though @marleed 3w
emmaturi Well hopefully will get to it soon @BarbaraBB 3w
Oryx Good choices. 3w
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The Light at the End of the Day | Eleanor Wasserberg
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This is my current read and hope to finish it tomorrow as I return to Switzerland.

BarbaraBB Are you on holidays now? 3w
emmaturi Yes, I was back in Scotland visiting family @BarbaraBB 3w
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The Locked Room | Elly Griffiths
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The latest book of the Dr Ruth Galloway series, this is set at the beginning of lockdown in 2020. I enjoy this series, love to find what is happening with Ruth and Nelson too.

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Another longlisted book for the Women's Price and another one I enjoyed. Set in Vietnam in different decades, where two women disappear. It has ghosts and supernatural things going on.

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I enjoyed this book, which is longlisted for the Women's Price for Fiction. I like how it's set in a book shop and the mentions of books for customers. It has the Covid pandemic in it plus the murder of George Floyd. It has had mixed reviews but I liked it.

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Ways Of Living | Gemma Seltzer
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A very interesting short story collection about modern women all living in London.

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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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I started this one today and so far really enjoying it.

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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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I wasn't sure whether to choose pick or so-so. I found it interesting premise Nella working as the only Black girl in a publishing company and then comes Hazel another Black girl and Nella is happy. But then things start to happen and Nella doesn't know if Hazel is helping her and trying to get rid of her. I thought the ending was a bit unbelievable but and I found it a bit confusing too. In the end decided it's a so-so for me.

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I started this yesterday and it's certainly quite a gripping story. I hadn't read any of his books before but may try to get some of them.

LeahBergen This sounds good! 1mo
emmaturi Yes it's really good so far @LeahBergen 1mo
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I do love Agatha Christie books and books about Agatha Christie too. This is told by the mistress of her husband, it centres on the 11 days disapperance of Agatha, where she went, why, and of course there is a murder or two to solve. A great and gripping read.

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The first in a series set on a magical island called Cadence. Girls have been going missing on the island Adaira, heiress of the East ask Jack Tamerlaine back from the mainland to help with finding the girls. As he is a bard and capable of singing to the spirits to get information. There are secrets, rival clans and romance in this Scottish themed story. I really enjoyed it.

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The tagged book already started and loving it. Next will start The Great Godden, it is a short read.

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Well Matched | Jen DeLuca
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This was a fun and steamy story, it's part of a series, while I haven't read the others it is still readable as a standalone. Both the main characters were funny. It's kind of predictable but sometimes that's what you need.

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Phoenix Flame | Sara Holland
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The second book and possibly final in this series. The first was Havenfall. It continues with Maddie and Brekken trying to get peace between all the Realms. I didn't love it but glad to have read it. The ending seems, to me anyway, open for a continuation of the story.

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Dial A For Aunties | Jesse Sutanto
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This was such a funny book, loved it, had me laughing out loud. The Aunties are all brilliant!

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The Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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This is a lovely and warm story about a group of people trying to save their local library. The main character June is so lovely and her world is books and the community. There is also a romance too.

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This is a duology, and even though I liked it probably won't read the next book. It's YA, fantasy, romance and a gender - swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo.

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Intimacies | Katie Kitamura
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I enjoyed this story, the setting which I liked The Hague and the International Criminal Court were all really interesting. This is more about the characters and their lives and feelings and some political situations.

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This Woven Kingdom | Tahereh Mafi
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I really loved this story, the world building and the characters. It has romance, a forgotten queen and a Prince ready to took the throne. It's the first in a trilogy inspired by Persian mythology.

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Assembly | Natasha Brown
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This is a very short novel, but packs lots into it. It's told in vignette style. It's narratived by a black British woman and about her life, the racsim in her life in her work and on the street, it talks about British colonial past.

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Phoenix Flame | Sara Holland
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I am reading three books at the moment, these are two of them!

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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A interesting crime story with an totally different heroine. I really liked her and her story. Glad she had good people looking out for her.

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Sundial | Shirley Jackson
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This was an fascinating story, it has a dystopian feel with lots of sinister goings on. It's definitely a weird story and even though it's a short read at just over 200 pages, you need to take your time to understand all the happenings.

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The Locked Room | Elly Griffiths
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I started this yesterday, the 14th book in the series, it deals along with mystery also, lockdown and Covid.

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The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow | Zoe Sugg, Amy McCulloch
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This was a good YA crime novel, first in a series. Set in a boarding school, features a true crime podcast and a girl found dead the summer before.

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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M Danforth
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My latest book haul!

readordierachel Nice! 👏🏼 2mo
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You'll Be the Death of Me | Karen M McManus
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This was a good crime/teenager thriller with three friends who hadn't really hung out together for ages. They picked a bad day to start their friendship again. I suppose you kinda know how it ends but still enjoyed it.

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House of Sky and Breath | Sarah J. Maas
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I liked this book, I know it's had some mixed reviews but for it was enjoyable. I loved their group of people. And I was completely unprepared for the ending. I wonder how she will continue now. It all very interesting.

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This is the 7th book of Maisie Dobbs, the remains of a young man found from the WW1 in France has Maisie investigating whether it was actually murder. His parents ask for Maisie's help. Another good mystery.

Tamra I always love the cover art for this series! 2mo
emmaturi Yes, it's always amazing @Tamra 2mo
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Bailedbailed

I liked the first two sections but somehow the third section I was skim reading and not enjoying it. So decided to bail. Although I might try again at a later date.

BarbaraBB I felt similar. 2mo
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Think of Me | Frances Liardet
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This is one of my current reads and it really good so far!

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I, Mona Lisa | Natasha Solomons
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Two new library books I got today!

Tamra I‘m curious about the tagged book! 2mo
emmaturi Yes, it sounds interesting. Hope to get to it soon. @Tamra 2mo
Chelsea.Poole I‘m currently reading The Sentence and it‘s really good so far! 2mo
emmaturi Ok, good to know @Chelsea.Poole 2mo
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