Starting this book tonight. I hope it‘s at least a slightly creepy read. 🕷 🎃 👻
To all the #LitsyLove Littens who have sent happy mail over the past several months: Thank you! You have brightened the days of my children and me so many times. Unfortunately, due to some ongoing life circumstances, I have been unable to return the letters and cards, and I haven‘t been able to thank you properly. I‘m stepping away from the list for a while, but I want to thank you and let you know I look forward to seeing you here when I can. ❤️
I‘ve been listening to this one while I get ready for work in the mornings, so it has taken me a while to get through it. It‘s just as good as you said it was, @Andrew65 ! Thanks for the recommendation! (Jim Dale is an excellent narrator.) #audible #audiobook
This is a creepy YA from Megan Miranda. From the beginning, you know the MC stabbed her boyfriend to death, but the details only become clear as you move through the book. She tries to move on and have a fresh start, but then it looks like history is repeating itself. . . . This is a page-turner!
I don‘t know if I‘ll make 24 hours since I have to work Friday and Saturday, but I plan to read as much as possible this weekend!
I‘m not sure why it took almost a month for Bookly to generate this graphic, but this is interesting! My slowest book was P&P because I can‘t speed listen! 😂 I have found a better way of tracking audiobooks, so now they should show pages read, etc. #auguststats
🤔 This had a very different ending from what I‘d imagined. It was abrupt. I thought there would be more to the story, but I guess it was fitting. I was engrossed in this story from the beginning, and it just got more interesting as we went back in time to see how events led to the current situation.
How far would you go to protect your family? That‘s what Korede has to decide when it becomes evident that her sister, Ayoola, has a tendency to kill her boyfriends. The writing is very good, although the story is disturbing. I‘m interested in reading more from this author.
This book was quite different from what I expected. There is a mystery, but I wouldn‘t really qualify it as a thriller. It was more of a slow burn for me. Even the twist/reveal near the end was not a huge surprise. That said, it was an interesting look at family dynamics and the relationship between Lucy and Diana.
This is the #mmdflightpick for September, although I had already purchased it on sale for Kindle because of its ties to Jane Eyre. Jane Steele is quite an independent woman for her time, and she has a tendency to take matters into her own hands. I wish I had had more time to read over the past week. I would have devoured this book much more quickly! It‘s definitely worth a reread! #ModernMrsDarcy #mmdbookclub
This book didn‘t live up to the hype and expectations for me, but I liked it. I thought it was a little predictable, but I enjoyed the literary references throughout. The audiobook is definitely worth a listen. Bahni Turpin is one of my favorite narrators! #audiobook #audible
This was fun! I doubt I would have read it if it wasn‘t the #mmdbookclub September pick. The mystery was interesting, with a twist I didn‘t see coming. The relationship between the lepidopterist and the natural historian was interesting and made me smile. I also admire Veronica‘s independence and desire for an adventure. She‘s pretty unflappable! #ModernMrsDarcy
#unpopularopinion 2.5 stars rounded up to 3. I was glued to The Almost Sisters but had to force myself to finish this one. It‘s full of secrets and some twists, but it‘s #notforme. I think I struggled with this one because Amy wasn‘t a very sympathetic or likable character. I loved her sweet little family and even dealt with some other things that came up, but in the end it all felt 😏.
Thanks to our public library, I have this book to entertain me this weekend. 📚😊
I listened to this book while doing paperwork for the past couple of weeks. I enjoyed the narration, and the story gets more twisted as it unfolds. There‘s murder, kidnapping, family issues, friendship, (extremely) light romance, and an incredibly talented young skier in the middle of it all. Definitely recommended!
I‘m starting on this one next! I‘ve only read one book by Blake Crouch (Abandon), and I liked it so much I picked up Dark Matter on sale for Kindle (haven‘t read it yet). This one is from the library and has been high on my summer TBR list.
Wow! This book did not go the direction I thought it would. Most of the book was creepy and heading a certain direction. Then there was a twist near the end, and a final 😱😱😱 twist to wrap everything up in the last couple of pages. It was a fun way to spend 4 hours this weekend!
My library hold came in! This book was on order when I put it on hold. I‘m the first person to borrow it!
I really like this book of dreaming impossible dreams, breaking free of society‘s restrictions and expectations, and finding your “tribe” who understands and loves you just as you are. This was a more enjoyable read for me than Weber‘s books about Sofi and Shilo Snow.
How did I not finish Pride and Prejudice before now?! I love this story and was continually reminded of the romance between Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (which I adore) as I read. Please sign me up for all the retellings! 🥰😍❤️
And now I want to read more Austen. I‘m converted!
Like @cjbooklover , I thInk the twists in this book are well done. I can‘t say whether I like it better than The Silent Patient because they‘re two very different types of thrillers. I will say that I went through several theories of what was going on at The Bartholomew before I got to the end of the book. It was a great ride!
I don‘t know what I was expecting, but this was not it. I wasn‘t surprised that we got to see how one woman‘s choices affected the outcomes in her life, but the way the authors handled this was spectacular, and the ending had a big impact on me. It‘s definitely a page-turner, and I‘m still thinking about the effects of daily decisions. They change everything. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
I‘ll be looking for more by these two!
The premise of this book was interesting. A woman with Alzheimer‘s is accused/suspected of killing her best friend. The story is told from her point-of-view, so you can see her mental decline. The plot twist at the end was underwhelming. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
I like this book, but I don‘t love it.
This is a book full of mystery, love, justice, and second chances. It was a satisfying read. I liked Alice‘s character. She is a flawed but lovable artist sure that she has used up all her chances at love. I appreciate that Jewell lets us know what happens to each character in the story. This was my first Lisa Jewell book. I‘m looking forward to more!
I love this book! The 1950 setting in New Orleans was perfect. It‘s about growing up, finding your family, and freeing yourself from abusive and toxic relationships. I will be thinking about Josie and her friends for a long time to come.
This was my first Ruta Supetys book. I‘m looking forward to reading more by this author.
Here‘s the proof! @cjbooklover is hogging Necessary People, which *I* checked out from the library. She‘s also got The Silent Patient in her lap because she wants to read it before I turn it in. 😂😂😂
My younger daughter is in the kitchen fixing herself a snack, listening to Pride and Prejudice on #audible. 😍
I‘m starting the tagged book on the recommendation of @cjbooklover . She said it‘s really good and a fast read. I‘ll give it a try because she‘s reading my other book from the library, so I can‘t start it yet. *insert eyeroll* 😜
Oh. My. Goodness! This is an intriguing book until close to the end. Then the twists! They left me reeling. And now that I know what they are, I see how the author left the clues all along; I just didn‘t figure it out in time. That‘s my favorite kind of thriller! This was definitely worth the months-long wait on the library hold list!
I didn‘t have a lot of time to read last week, so I finally finished this one up this weekend! This is an awesome retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with a “princess” who has cerebral palsy and finds strength and abilities she didn‘t know she had. This is the best fairytale retelling I‘ve read in a while!
This was the perfect book for this season of my life. It was encouraging and inspiring and brought some much-needed hope and peace. (This book is written from a Christian worldview and has lots of biblical references and prayers included.)
@cjbooklover insists that this should be my next read. I‘m taking her advice.
Yes, I have a degree in English. Yes, I read classics. Somehow, I have never gotten all the way through Pride and Prejudice. It‘s the August pick for the #mmdbookclub, so I‘m diving in with Rosamund Pike as narrator! #modernmrsdarcy #audible #audiobook
I enjoyed this book! It made me think about food differently, and I love how she explained the disguises and addressed how people are treated differently and made to feel inferior based on their physical appearance and other factors. I am even more determined to be kind to others! I didn‘t think a book about a food critic‘s job was for me, but I was wrong! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #mmdbookclub #modernmrsdarcy