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JennyM

JennyM

Joined April 2016

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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
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Testaments by Margaret Atwood
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Out of Time by Steve Hawke
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It‘s time...

kspenmoll Enjoy!!! 5d
CarolynM I think you'll love it. Hope so🙂 5d
LeeRHarry I have this one on my shelf - looking forward to your thoughts 😊 5d
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JennyM @LeeRHarry @kspenmoll @CarolynM oh my goodness, I‘m loving it!!! Everyone is right...it‘s so good. Lee, I think you‘d love it too x 4d
LeeRHarry @JennyM oooh goodie! 😊 I‘ll bump it up the pile 😊 glad you‘re enjoying it! 4d
TrishB I didn‘t see your tag! Oh I love this series 💜 hope you do. 2d
JennyM @TrishB no worries. I so loved it...👍 2d
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Congrats on your 50k #LitsyMilestone 🥳 And thanks for such a generous giveaway 😘

In Australia, Hallowe‘en isn‘t really a big thing, and we rarely get trick or treaters. And this year we will be spending the evening at an end of year school celebration - so not spooky at all. But I do enjoy seeing all the spooky posts from lovely international littens 👻

#spooky50k @MatchlessMarie

JennyM And I‘m so sorry @MatchlessMarie - I have chopped your head off on my repost 😘😘 1w
MatchlessMarie @JennyM No worries!! 👻 Thanks for playing! 1w
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We read The Christmasaurus last year as our family read and loved it. So we are all rather excited that our pre-order of the next book arrived. Hurry up December so we can start reading it 🦖🎄

Rissreads What a gorgeous cover ❤💚 2w
JennyM @Rissreads I‘m hoping it‘s as magical as the first, as it really made the lead up to last Christmas special. 2w
Tanisha_A A big hiiiiii to Ruby and you! 2w
JennyM @Tanisha_A big squish back at you from us 🤗 2w
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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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The grief and loneliness is palpable in this beautiful little book. So well done.

TrishB I thought this was a good read too. And the cover ❤️ 3w
kamoorephoto I really loved this one...such a great book 💙💓 3w
JennyM @kamoorephoto @TrishB it gave me all the feels and a few tears! The cover is really gorgeous 3w
valeriegeary Oh how I loved this one! 💔❤️ 3w
JennyM @valeriegeary I devoured it in one sitting. So good! 3w
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Mehso-so

When Mia‘s long-term boyfriend asks for a break, she finds herself embarking on a humanitarian trip that takes her from the slums of Mumbai to the refugee boarder crisis in Europe.

While there were moments I enjoyed,I felt this was essentially a light romance and a bit of a fluff read. Maybe it was my expectations & not the book, but I was expecting more depth and so was left a bit disappointed. 👍 for the cover though 🐝

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🐝 🐝 School hols again with the kids, which means I can go to the library and get my holds when they arrive 🐝 🐝

LeeRHarry Cute cover 😊 1mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry it is cute and cheery looking. Hope Tuesday has been kind 😘😘😘 1mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM well not really but it is a short week here with Friday off for Grand Final prep 😏 hope you had a fun Tues 😘 (edited) 1mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry oh no! Here‘s to a short week - May it go super, super quickly. Sending hugs 🤗 1mo
LeeRHarry Thanks Jenny 😊 1mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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After getting a lot of mixed reviews of late, I was a bit hesitant going in. However, after getting through the first very slow chapters, I found myself firmly in the ‘I-love-this-book‘ camp. Centering on two families over a few decades, we are taken through the suffering of life - trauma, loss, addiction, mental illness and more. But I saw the hope, and the power of compassion and forgiveness. This one will linger in my thoughts for a while.

Cathythoughts Oh very good ! I‘m so glad you liked it. I know I just felt a bit “ meh” ( I believe this is a word I‘ve seen around Litsy 🙂) anyway , so I felt a bit “meh” when I finished it 🤷🏻‍♀️..... I trust that” after book feeling. “ But, there is loads of love for this one. That‘s great you liked it 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts I nearly bailed after the first few chapters though - so slow and boring. But then it took off for me and I was totally in. I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on this one next...I‘m desperate for my copy to come in the library (edited) 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I look forward to reading this! 1mo
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TrishB Looking forward to giving it a go! 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh I‘m loving Fleishman 👍🏻. It‘s so good , I‘m about over half way now .... so engaging. I listened to the author talking about the book on a YouTube interview & really liked her too. 1mo
Tanisha_A Nice review, bub! Looking forward to it. 1mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A thanks my lovely. Has your package arrived yet? I think it should be there any day now according to tracking. Xxx (edited) 1mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Helloooo! I just got an email from office that they have received the package. I am traveling right now for work, but will be back to Hyderabad early next week, will collect it then. Yayyyyy! 🥰❤️ 4w
JennyM @Tanisha_A safe travels!!! Glad it‘s arrived. Book mail is always fun to come home to x 4w
Tanisha_A @JennyM Yesss, thank you! 🎈🥳 4w
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Fat Fridays | Judith Keim
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Friday night is gym night... & I forgot my book 😱😱😱

Cathythoughts My little granddaughter just started gymnastics 🤸‍♀️... looks like a great set up where you are. Oh dear !! The book though 😬.... I‘m sure you‘ll find something book related to do 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB Noooo 😱 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm No! Hope you‘ll find something to read on your phone? 1mo
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Trashcanman 🤗🤗🤗🤗 1mo
saresmoore Oh, no! I‘ve noticed that when I‘m reading, I can almost ignore the musty, sweaty smell. 😝 1mo
Kalalalatja Hope you made it through alright! 😅 1mo
Tanisha_A Oh the horrors! 1mo
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The Devil and Webster | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Loving this so far...oy, the snark 🙌

TrishB I have this on the pile- you may have pushed it up a bit more. More university pettiness?? 1mo
JennyM @TrishB I enjoyed it. It‘s a LOT of University pettiness but with a bit of a twist. I can see why some think it‘s a bit pretentious, but I think that was kind of the point, and it worked for me. (edited) 1mo
TrishB I‘ll get to it eventually! 👍🏻 1mo
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Tin Man | Sarah Winman
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Tanisha_A This is so cheerful. I always find sunflowers so cheery! 1mo
LeeRHarry Great choice - loved this one 😊 1mo
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TrishB Lovely 💕 1mo
batsy I love this cover too 🌻 1mo
KarenUK I love all three covers I‘ve seen for this book.... 😍.. and the book inside is wonderful too! 💕 1mo
Kalalalatja Love this edition 😍 1mo
sudi Lovely 🌻🌻🌻 1mo
BiblioLitten My favourite flower 🌻 1mo
Freespirit Loved this book 1w
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Keeping Lucy | T. Greenwood
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LeeRHarry Nice! 😊 1mo
Cathythoughts Very nice 1mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts @LeeRHarry just started it today- good but sad so far. 1mo
Tanisha_A I love the contrast - rusty of the boxes and fresh of the oranges. 1mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Magical, whimsical...I really liked this. Part 2 was my fave - I thought it very cleverly captured the small village way of life. The ending was a bit abrupt but, overall, it‘s a pick from me.

Booksnchill Loved this as well! 1mo
Kalalalatja Glad you liked it, too! 1mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja @Booksnchill it was good. Quirky but worked for me 👍 1mo
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Tanisha_A 👌 review! Looking forward to it. 1mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A I reckon you‘ll enjoy it, T. Hope you have a lovely weekend planned xx 1mo
Tanisha_A Thanks lover! I have to move to a new house at the end of this month, and traveling for work next week, so this weekend is about packing some of the stuff. Ugh! Hope you are having a good one! 💜 1mo
Freespirit Loved this too! 1w
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The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies | Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
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Kalalalatja So pretty! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm The book sounds interesting! Love the title too! 1mo
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TrishB Lovely 💕 1mo
sudi Pretty cover ❤ 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic 1mo
Tanisha_A #titlecrush #covercrush Everything! 😍 1mo
LeeRHarry That‘s so cute! 😊 1mo
JennyM @RaimeyGallant @Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB @sudi @Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @LeeRHarry - it‘s a gorgeous book, and one you can dip in and out of. @karenuk gifted it to me and, as we know, she always has impeccable taste! It‘s gorgeous 1mo
KarenUK Awwwww @jennym ! I‘m blushing! ☺️🥰 1mo
BiblioLitten Pretty! And am curious about the book too. 😍 1mo
JennyM @BiblioLitten it‘s a great book to dip in and out of x 4w
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Kensuke's Kingdom | Michael Morpurgo
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day4

I think most people have been tagged now, but come on over and join in if you would like to and haven‘t yet. Let‘s see your covers.

erzascarletbookgasm I think we have this.. but I haven‘t read it. 1mo
Tanisha_A 🤩 1mo
Libby1 Lovely book. 1mo
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Megabooks Beautiful!! 1mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s a lovely read, Jessie. 1mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A @Libby1 @Megabooks it really is a beautiful cover and lovely book 1mo
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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day3

If you have time and want to join in, I‘d love to see your fave covers over the next 7 days. 1 cover a day, no explanation, and tag 1 other @BiblioLitten 😘 🧁

LeeRHarry I think we have the same bench top! 😂 nice pick! 1mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry of course we do! 😆 Nightmare taking photos at night - the glare!!! 1mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM I know, shocking! 1mo
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Tanisha_A This cover is the cutest! 1mo
Cinfhen Loved this book!!!! Cupcakes are too cute. Shoutout to the author @anniehartnett 💛 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen @tanisha_a birthday cupcakes. My baby turns 7 tomorrow 😭 1mo
Cinfhen No way!!!! Happy birthday 🎈🎉🎁🧁🍰 1mo
saresmoore 7 is a big milestone! It feels like a real shift. Congratulations & happy wishes to you both! ♥️ 1mo
KarenUK Beautiful cover and cupcakes! Happy birthday to your little‘un !💕💕💕 1mo
Tanisha_A Aw! Happy birthday to your baby! 🎂🎈🥳🎁 1mo
youneverarrived Great photo 💛 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen @saresmoore @KarenUK @Tanisha_A - thanks everyone. He‘s very excited (and been on countdown to it for ages!). 😘 (edited) 1mo
JennyM @youneverarrived it‘s a good read, too 😘 1mo
gradcat Such a lovely cover & photo! ♥️ Happy birthday wishes for your child! (edited) 1mo
JennyM @gradcat thank you 😘 1mo
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The Man I Never Met: A Memoir | Michael Rosenberg, Adam Schefter
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❤️ 9/11 ❤️

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#7days7covers #covercrush #day2

If you have time and want to join in, I‘d love to see your fave covers over the next 7 days @LeeRHarry 😘

LeeRHarry Thanks for the tag Jenny 😘 - I will go off and raid the bookshelves 😏 1mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry yippeee...I know you‘ll have some beautiful covers xx 1mo
Tanisha_A Gorgeous! 1mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day1

Thank you for the tag @KarenUK @CarolynM 😘

I‘ve posted this a few weeks ago, but I love the cover so much, here it is again 🍁 ❣

If you have time and want to join in, I‘d love to see your fave covers over the next 7 days @Tanisha_A @Chelsea.Poole

Megabooks That is a great cover! 1mo
Tanisha_A Ahhh! This is such a nice challenge. Love what you chose today. I will post too. 😘 1mo
Kalalalatja Lovely cover! 1mo
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Cinfhen Ant wait to get to this book and your cover is 👌🏽 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Thanks for the the tag! I have this on hold at the library and it should be coming in soon. Gorgeous cover! 1mo
KarenUK 😍😍😍😍😍 1mo
BarbaraBB Glad you joined! I was going to tag you tomorrow 😀😘 1mo
JennyM @Megabooks @Kalalalatja @KarenUK @Tanisha_A @cinfhen @BarbaraBB @chelsea.poole it‘s such a gorgeous book, and the cover is truly beautiful 1mo
Cinfhen For what it‘s worth, I was going to tag you as well 😘😘and while I‘m at it @TrishB have you been tagged yet???? I‘d love to have you join / I was going to ask for Thursday 1mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 I think Jenny W tagged me originally and I haven‘t started whilst away! Will have a think 😘 @Cinfhen (edited) 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen @trish_b - thanks Cindy, and glad you‘re joining in too, Trish! I‘m enjoying seeing everyone‘s covers 1mo
Cinfhen Ok!!! Great @TrishB so I‘m tagging you on Thursday( my last day) 💕💕and I‘ve been loving all the covers too!!! Of course makes me want to go out and purchase all the books!!! 1mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I know I‘m very late to the party, but I‘m finally here to add my love! Absolutely wonderful and completely unexpected, especially from a post-apocalyptic novel, I was wrapt! Thanks to Tanisha again for gifting it to me 😘

JenReadsAlot I still haven't read it! 1mo
BeckyMerilatt She‘s got a new book out in March! 1mo
JennyM @JenReadsAlot it‘s worth the wait! Hope you enjoy when you get to it 1mo
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JennyM @BeckyMerilatt I will definitely be reading that sooner rather than later! 1mo
Tanisha_A Ooh! I am happy that you enjoyed it. 🧡 Waiting for the next one! 🤞 1mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A I hope to go to the post office tomorrow to send your parcel on its journey to you. 😘😘😘 1mo
Kalalalatja It took me by surprise as well! Such a great read 👌 1mo
Erinreadsthebooks This is one I couldn‘t wait to buy when it came out and is still unread on my shelf. I‘m bad about that... 1mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja it was unexpectedly brilliant! 1mo
JennyM @Erinreadsthebooks you are in good company....I do that all the time! 1mo
LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 1mo
Cathythoughts Such a wonderful & memorable book ♥️💔 1mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry @Cathythoughts it was very good and I‘ll definitely remember it, particularly as after reading about a killer flu, I‘ve woken am up with a killer sore throat and headache! Now that‘s a good book 😆 (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts Mind yourself ♥️... hope that sore throat & headache disappear fast 😘 1mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts thanks my lovely friend. I‘m working from home today, so at least I can keep myself quiet. 😘 1mo
Tanisha_A Squeeeee! Thanks love! 1mo
Tanisha_A Take care! ❤️ 1mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM oh no! 😔 hope you feel.better soon! Rest up and take care 💕 1mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry @Tanisha_A thanks guys. It serves me right for being smug about missing all the winter bugs 😬 1mo
Rissreads ❤💚💜💙💛 1mo
Rissreads Better late than never! 1mo
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Bailedbailed

This started out well (it‘s quite funny) but, at 100 pages, I just don‘t feel like picking it back up. So it‘s back to the library...maybe I‘ll try again in a few months

CarolynM I've never got Peter Carey I'm afraid. And, don't shoot me, but I've never seen the charm of Leunig either. 2mo
JennyM @CarolynM I went with your 100 page test before I bailed, too! Just wasn‘t holding my attention and I felt no desire to pick it back up. 2mo
Freespirit I am not a fan either😳 2mo
JennyM @Freespirit I‘m not either..shush, we won‘t tell anyone😉😘 1mo
Freespirit 👍🏼🤫 @JennyM 1mo
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1. I was a Roald Dahl kid, so probably the tagged book.
2. Most recent I can think of making me laugh, and cry, was Lily and the Octopus 🐙
3. Another recent one I enjoyed was A Nearly Normal Family
4. Pancakes, with syrup and🍓
5. Consider yourself tagged 😊

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts and @Eggs for hosting

Cathythoughts My girls ( & me ) LOVE Charlie ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, I loved Lily too!!!!! And pancakes 🥞 ( see my favorite breakfast choice 😂) 2mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts I‘ve enjoyed reading it again with my kids. Still magic! 2mo
JennyM @Cinfhen you have the best taste in books and breakfast! 😘 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing Jenny 🥳🥰 2mo
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Whatever It Takes | Jessica Pack
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Saturday-ing hard 🍺 📖 ☀️

TrishB Have a good one 😘 2mo
Kalalalatja Looks lovely! 2mo
Tanisha_A Saturday Saturday! I like your way of partying! 😘 2mo
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batsy Perfect 💕 2mo
valeriegeary Ooooo! I love the cover! 2mo
JennyM @valeriegeary it‘s very pretty 2mo
JennyM @batsy @Tanisha_A @Kalalalatja @TrishB thanks guys - it was a very chilled Saturday arvo. Hope you‘ve had a good one, too 😘😘😘 2mo
BiblioLitten A very pretty cover💙 1mo
JennyM @BiblioLitten it is pretty! Hope all is good with you. 😘 1mo
BiblioLitten @JennyM Yup💕😘 Had a wonderful weekend at Niagara. My current read made me think of you. Read ? 1mo
JennyM @BiblioLitten that sounds a great weekend. Glad you had a great time. And that‘s a good book! Hope you enjoy 😘 1mo
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It took me a while to settle into this one, but I am so glad I stayed with it. Lyrical and bitingly raw - and the cover is just 😍

emz711 #fall 📚🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂 2mo
JennyM @emz711 I know...it‘s just beautiful 2mo
merelybookish I love that cover! Better than the US version. 2mo
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Kalalalatja That cover 😍😍😍 2mo
JennyM @merelybookish @Kalalalatja I‘m so glad you all appreciate it. I was obsessing over it‘s loveliness last night...my husband just didn‘t get it 🙂 (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts That is a beautiful cover ♥️✨✨ 2mo
Tanisha_A On my list! 😍 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A do not buy, I‘m sending you it x 2mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts it‘s very autumnal (as we head into spring over here 😉) 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Eeeeeee! Why are you like that! 🥰❤️ 2mo
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Ooofff, this book 💔 A hard-hitting, very realistic portrayal of three generations of women as they face older, middle and teen age. At times it was very difficult to read, and I shed more than a few tears. But it was done so well and the ending was a surprise.

Upfront TWs for self-harm and suicide.

TrishB I think it may have a different title here? 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻I‘m stacking .. must check out about the different title 2mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts @trishb I always find it funny when they change the title. Hope you‘ve both had a good week 😘 2mo
Freespirit Great review...stacked @JennyM 😍 2mo
JennyM @Freespirit another great piece of new #ozfiction! 2mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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It‘s always a good day when you come home to book mail from friends. Thanks so much, Tanisha for sending me this. I cannot wait to read it. You‘re a kind heart & a beautiful friend ❣

LeeRHarry Oh this is such a good read - hope you enjoy! 😊 2mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry I cannot wait. It‘s been on my list for a long time! 2mo
Buechersuechtling I “read” this as audiobook and loved it. So I hope you enjoy it, too. 2mo
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Tanisha_A Yay! 💙 I would love to know how you like it. 2mo
JennyM @Buechersuechtling I have high hopes! 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A and just as I was coming out of the house, your other parcel arrived. Thanks my friend ❤️ 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Lovely! I want to send you some Indian bookmarks and a postcard too. Will get to it as soon as I get some time. 💚 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A oh how lovely, but you don‘t need to. You‘ve been so generous already. I‘m collecting a little parcel of things - will let you know when it‘s on the way 😘😘😘 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Love! 🥰 2mo
Rissreads One of my all time favourites. I'm looking forward to what you think. 2mo
JennyM @Rissreads I‘ve just started it and so far it‘s very👍👍👍 (edited) 2mo
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I‘ve heard VERY good things about this one, and when I picked it up from the library on Friday I was told I was in for a beautiful, heartbreaking treat 💐

LeeRHarry You find the best books Jenny! I‘m definitely stacking this one 😊 2mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry you know that we have such similar tastes - I‘ll read anything you recommend 😘 I think you‘ll enjoy this one. I‘m a 1/3 in and it‘s 👍 (upfront TWs though in the book for self-harm and suicide) x 2mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM I know, but you‘re crippling my TBR 😂😘 thanks for TWs with this book. 2mo
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Kalalalatja Pretty pic! 2mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja spring has spring! Looking forward to more holiday pics- hope you‘re having fun 😊 2mo
Kalalalatja How lovely! And I‘m having a great time. It is our last day tomorrow, and I‘m both looking forward to going home, but not ready for my vacation to end 😅 2mo
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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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Mehso-so

I think this might have been better in print - the audio was 💤

Buechersuechtling What a pity. When this happens to me it‘s usually the other way 'round (better in audio than in print). I imagine the way you experienced it to be even more cruddy. (Don‘t know, why. Just a feeling.) 2mo
JennyM @Buechersuechtling yep...there wasn‘t much thriller to it! 2mo
Tashreads Oh dear, I have the audiobook reserved 😬😬 2mo
JennyM @Tashreads I hope you like it better than me! 2mo
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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After a morning of serious gardening, I‘m settling in for an hour of sunny backyard reading. I though I might hate this book - school has been a bit bumpy with my 6 year old and I‘m over the focus on academia - but so far so good 👍

Joanne1 I hear you on school being a bumpy ride. I have an 8 and 10 year old and it hasn‘t always been smooth sailing for them either. 2mo
Tanisha_A Love all the colours of this picture! Happy weekend, love! 2mo
JennyM @Joanne1 they put them under so much pressure don‘t they?! And I think childhood is so brief, let them enjoy it. X 2mo
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JennyM @Tanisha_A it is a glorious day, T ☀️ 2mo
Buechersuechtling I like that cover – and the nice weather you have. Here, it‘s already like autumn 🍂 is peeking around the corner. *sigh* (edited) 2mo
JennyM @Buechersuechtling European summers are always over so quickly. This is our winter, but it‘s Queensland - the sunshine state - so it‘s always warm and sunny 🌞 (edited) 2mo
Centique What a gorgeous winter day! I wish we‘d done a Queensland trip this winter. 😍 2mo
JennyM @Centique I do love our winters 😘 2mo
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A Place Called Winter | Patrick Gale
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Tucked up in bed on my wild Friday night with this gorgeous book. I‘m trying to read it slowly so I can savour it. I think @TrishB put it on my radar, and I could hug you for it. Lovely read 🧡

TrishB I loved Harry ❤️ a heart aching read! 2mo
Cathythoughts He‘s very good. - I think I have this book on kindle ! I‘ve only read one so far & it was brilliant too 2mo
JennyM @TrishB @cathyreads I don‘t want it to end! I will definitely be reading more by him. Thank you for recommending him 😘 2mo
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The Subjects | Sarah Hopkins
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A group of kids destined for juvenile detention are given a reprieve and sent to an alternative ‘school‘. It looks like they are part of some sort of weird experiment, but for what isn‘t clear, and the methods are dubious at best.

I have read some fantastic #ozfiction this year, and this has to be up there as one of the best! Very much in my wheel house. Great read!

Cathythoughts Great review! Is it very upsetting? Id like to stack .. a bit afraid of cruelty towards young people .... if there‘s hope then that‘s ok 2mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts there isn‘t any cruelty directly, but as we learn about each child, we do learn their individual traumas that have led to their being at the ‘school‘. Without revealing spoilers, I‘d say it‘s really about psychology and research studies. But I always think, if in doubt, then maybe not - always plenty of other books to read 😘 2mo
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My Name Is Leon | Kit de Waal
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Leon is a 9 year old forced into foster care and separated from his baby brother. His story is heartbreaking and made me cuddle my little ones closer. However, I just couldn‘t get into the story like I was expecting. I read De Waal‘s second book, which I loved, but this is so very different. Maybe a case of going in with too high expectations - it was just not as good as I hoped it would be.

Cinfhen Awwww, I‘m sorry you didn‘t love it but sometimes high expectations kill a good book!! 2mo
JennyM @Cinfhen yep...I think that definitely happened with this one. 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh my goodness, I loved this book so much. Leon❤️ 2mo
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MrBook Nice review! 2mo
JennyM @JanuarieTimewalker13 I wanted to love it as much as A Trick To Time but I just couldn‘t get into it (edited) 2mo
JennyM @MrBook thanks my friend. And glad to see you settling into your new home 🏡 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I have to read that one! 2mo
MrBook @JennyM ☺️🤗🤗🤗🤗 2mo
Kalalalatja Sorry it wasn‘t a hit, but now you have made me want to read her second book even more! 2mo
Cathythoughts I couldn‘t get into this one either 🤷🏻‍♀️. Yet really loved The Trick to Time 2mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts they are such different books aren‘t they?! I‘ll be interested to see if you like her second book @Kalalalatja - I loved it! Xx 2mo
Cinfhen And it‘s funny but I was really disappointed with 2mo
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Room for a Stranger | Melanie Cheng
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As part of a home share scheme, an Asian university student moves in with a 75-year old spinster in suburban Australia. An unlikely friendship is formed, but each are facing their own life difficulties, and with outcomes that impact both of them.

I didn‘t connect with the story as I would have liked, so it kind of missed the mark for me. But it‘s a different story that touches on some of the big issues (racism, ageism), so I‘m giving it a pick.

CarolynM I liked her writing in Australia Day, so I'm looking forward to this one. 2mo
JennyM @CarolynM it‘s good, I‘d just have liked a bit more character development. She could have gone a lot deeper into some of the issues. Hope you enjoy x 2mo
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Augusta is the quirky twin, the clever one who doesn‘t quite fit in, while Parfait is raising his siblings in war torn Burundi. Worlds apart they are, yet this is their story. And, my goodness, it is lovely. The writing is simple and poignant - which did feel a bit YA for me at first - but literally had me weeping at the halfway mark. Lovely 💫💕

Tanisha_A Sounds a lovely read. Great review! 3mo
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TrishB Lovely review, so I hop over to kindle and it‘s on a limited deal offer for 99p 😁😁 thanks 👍🏻 best tell Cathy too @Cathythoughts 3mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB yes I was thinking this one looked good .... Thankyou I‘m on it 👍🏻♥️ 😊 (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts Thanks Jenny 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A @TrishB @Cathythoughts thanks lovelies. It‘s quite an emotional read, but has that mixture of sadness and hope. I hope you enjoy - and especially for 99p 😘 3mo
TrishB I‘ve just finished! God, I had a little cry in the middle 😪 a really good read. 2mo
JennyM @TrishB yep, it was the middle that got me! Glad you enjoyed 😘 2mo
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The writing in this one reminded me a bit of Ann Patchett, in its slow unravel and insight into the mundanity. It pulled on the heartstrings and took a turn I wasn‘t expecting. I enjoyed it.

BarbaraBB Oh I must check this out since I loved 3mo
JennyM @BarbaraBB I really enjoyed it. I‘ve not read any others by her, but I will now. Xx 3mo
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Looking forward to this one. Friday nights are always better with a new book.

Tanisha_A Enjoy your Friday night! 3mo
Buechersuechtling So true❣️ 📅📚=📈🥰 3mo
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1. Empire Records 🎶
2. Urm...less than 20
3. I don‘t really play games on my phone, but I guess candy crush when it first came out 🍬
4. Litsy 📚❤️
5. Consider yourself tagged 😊

Thanks for the tag @erzascarletbookgasm and @Eggs for #wonderouswednesday

BiblioLitten 4. ♥️😊 3mo
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The Body Lies | Jo Baker
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An unsettling and thought-provoking book about the objectification and treatment of women. While packaged as a thriller, it was quite experimental in form, and reminded me why, as women, we are constantly vigilant about safety as we move through the world.

*TW - sexual assault

erzascarletbookgasm Nice review! 👍 I look forward to read this. 3mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s though provoking! Hope things are good with you, Jessie 😘 (edited) 3mo
Tanisha_A Sounds like a tough but illuminating read. Love the cover! Super review! 3mo
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JennyM @Tanisha_A trigger warnings throughout but it was good. Happy Monday my lovely friend 😘 3mo
kspenmoll Great review! 3mo
JennyM @kspenmoll thank you- it was a good read 😊 3mo
CarolynM Great review, but I don't think this is for me. Thanks for the trigger warning. 3mo
JennyM @CarolynM it‘s quite unsettling and there are triggers throughout. Hope you are good and have a lovely weekend planned x 3mo
CarolynM Thank you! We have friends coming to stay for the weekend and we're having mid-winter Christmas tomorrow night. Hope all is good with you too😘 3mo
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We Went to the Woods | Caite Dolan-Leach
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Another solid read from Caite Dolan-Leach, author of Dead Letters. It was pretty clear where this one was going from the start, but I really enjoy her writing, so happily went into the woods with her 🏕

Kalalalatja What a great cover! 3mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja it‘s pretty 3mo
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What to say about this book?!?! On one hand I thought it was brilliant. Focused on a thespian group of adolescents, it was dripping in teenage angst and drama, which the writing so aptly captured. Yet because of this, it was such a slog to read, and I felt wrung out every time I picked it up. Perhaps a little too over-wrought in style for me, I was quite glad when I finished it.

JennyM @cathipink - it was not what I was expecting, and I kinda need to recover now! 3mo
Suet624 Yup. I'm with you on this opinion. 3mo
JennyM @Suet624 it was a weird one, hey? The writing did something to me...I had a ball of anxiety in my chest pretty much through most of it. Which only a skilled writer can achieve, but it wasn‘t a pleasant experience! 3mo
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cathipink Thank you for tagging me in your review! I'm sorry it was only a so-so 🙁 I think I might give it a pass... 3mo
JennyM @cathipink a pass is a good choice I think. Lots of other books to pick from as a next read 😊 3mo
Megabooks Slog pretty much describes how I feel about it. 🤣 3mo
JennyM @Megabooks I hear you!!! 😆 3mo
RaimeyGallant Interesting! 3mo
JennyM @RaimeyGallant hats off to the author for being able to induce such strong emotions in me! 3mo
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I really have to stop requesting library books. I don‘t need any more. But it‘s just too tempting!

TrishB But how happy do they make you 😁 3mo
JennyM @TrishB I know...I even sneak off early to collect them. Zero self control! 3mo
batsy 😍😍 3mo
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Kalalalatja Don‘t worry, we won‘t judge you 😄 3mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja @batsy I knew you‘d understand! 😘 (edited) 3mo
Buechersuechtling I perfectly feel you. Often library‘s are even more tempting to me than bookstores. Most of the time I am like that: “Oh, that sounds interesting. – And that I always wanted to read! – Look, this author has a new book. – That‘s the book I heard the librarian talk about; let‘s see how I like it. – And this is so tiny there must be space for in my backpack.” 3mo
JennyM @Buechersuechtling yep, all those book on offer with NO cost, it‘s just too much! 😆 3mo
BooknerdsLife AAHHH 😍😍 I don‘t blame you 😂Who can say no to books Especially when they are free!!! 😂👏🏼👏🏼 Happy Reading! 📚📚❤️ 3mo
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Permafrost | Alastair Reynolds
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I don‘t read much sci-fi but when the lead time traveller is a 71 year old woman (Yes!!!) I thought I would give it a go. Not really my bag but it had a good storyline and, at less than 200 pages, was the perfect bite size for me.

All the 👏🏼 to the author for writing a non-typical lead character!

Kalalalatja That does sound like something different! 3mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja not my go to genre, but so happy to see an older adult portrayed as a kick ass lead character. We need more! 3mo
Rissreads I'm intrigued 😊 3mo
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What a great, punchy palate cleanser! I didn‘t think there was much meat to the story, but somehow it worked for me.

TrishB Still on my tbr! 3mo
JennyM @TrishB it‘s so short you will read it while brushing your teeth 😆 3mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Hahahaha! That comment on @TrishB 's reading speed. Super! 😀 3mo
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JennyM @Tanisha_A @TrishB 😘 😆😘 3mo
TrishB @JennyM @Tanisha_A I hadn‘t realised it was so little. Pencil it in for brushing teeth time 😂😂 3mo
CarolynM My IRL book group chose this for our next read last night. Looking forward to it. 3mo
JennyM @CarolynM I found it quick and entertaining. It‘ll be a good one to discuss x 3mo
Rissreads It is a quick, fun, easy read but I was surprised to see it on the Booker longlist. What do you think @JennyM ? 3mo
JennyM @Rissreads yep, I was very surprised to see it on THE list! But then again, me and these lists never seem to get on 😬 3mo
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I‘m not sure how to review this other than say it‘s a fantastic, quirky, funny and sad gem of a book. There‘s a lost manuscript, a crazy literary family, and an extraordinary life. Loved it!

Cinfhen Sounds promising! 3mo
JennyM @Cinfhen it‘s been sat on my TBR for about 3 years - I thought it was brilliant. Safe travels lovely. Have a great trip xx (edited) 3mo
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Redwritinghood Yes! Glad you liked it. It does deserve more attention than it got when it was published. 3mo
Crazeedi I thought it was really different too, at first I wasn't sure, but as I read more I enjoyed it!! 3mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja hope you like it - only wish I‘d read it earlier 😘 (edited) 3mo
JennyM @Redwritinghood @Crazeedi it was great! I hope we eventually see more love for it. 😘 3mo
kspenmoll Sounds good! Stacked! 3mo
JennyM @kspenmoll I hope you enjoy! 😊 3mo
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This book has been lingering on my TBR for 3 years!! I wish I‘d picked it up earlier - it is fantastic so far ❤️

TrishB I‘ve read her fantasy series which was great, didn‘t realise she‘d written anything else. 3mo
JennyM @TrishB I‘ve never read anything by her but this is brilliant. She‘s got the balance between humour and heartbreak just right! I‘ll definitely read more by her (edited) 3mo
TrishB Have stacked 👍🏻 this sounds completely different to her dystopian, fantasy stuff. 3mo
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Crazeedi I read this one a couple years ago, it was fascinating, unusual writing. I enjoyed! 3mo
Redwritinghood I loved this one! It‘s so good and definitely under the radar. 3mo
JennyM @Crazeedi @Redwritinghood I‘m just loving it! Quirky and endearing - I think it should definitely be getting more love. 3mo
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The Subjects | Sarah Hopkins
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New books 📚

CarolynM Hi there👋 I've missed you over the last week. Hope all's well. 3mo
JennyM @CarolynM hi Carolyn👋 All is good - just juggling the school holidays and work. Hope all is good with you 😘 3mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!! Nice picks 🥰 3mo
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Megabooks Great choices! 3mo
Kalalalatja I‘m looking forward to your review of My Sister 🙌 3mo
Kalalalatja And good to see you posting again 💕 3mo
Tanisha_A Aha! The joy. I too went to the bookstore and bought some. 😆 3mo
JennyM @Cinfhen @megabooks @Kalalalatja @Tanisha_A hi lovely people 👋 I‘ve had the kids off on school break so less time for Litsy. They go back Monday....huzzah!!!! 3mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja I can‘t wait to finally read it! 😘 3mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A happy days 😆😆 3mo
BarbaraBB Hi! Great haul! 😘 3mo
cathipink I've been curious about Trust Exercise- curious to hear your thoughts 🙂 3mo
JennyM @BarbaraBB hi lovely - hope you are having/have had a great time on holiday 😘😘😘 3mo
JennyM @cathipink it sounds really good. I‘ll let you know 😊 3mo
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My #top6reads - I‘ve had a great first half of the year, and am hitting off some of my longest standing TBRs.

Thanks for the tag @readordierachel @youneverarrived and to @Cinfhen for this fun prompt 😘😘😘

TrishB Loving these posts! Keeping separate little list 👍🏻 4mo
JennyM @TrishB me too! My TBR has exploded since yesterday 😂 4mo
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Cinfhen All the Ugly made my list a few years back!!!!! Still a favorite 4mo
Cathythoughts I loved Normal People & really want to read others of your 6 ... I‘m keeping a list too 👍🏻 4mo
JennyM @Cinfhen I think you‘ll really enjoy it. 4mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts Litsy is a dangerous pastime at the moment 🤣 (edited) 4mo
Cathythoughts For sure 👍🏻😂 4mo
Tanisha_A Super list! I see some of my favourites there! 😀 4mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A and I can‘t wait to see yours T!!! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great list! I haven‘t read any of them 🙈 4mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm there are just too many books and not enough damn time!! 😆 4mo
Kalalalatja Some great picks! 4mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja my TBR has grown hugely today #sorrynotsorry (edited) 4mo
KarenUK Love your picks.... 💕 4mo
BarbaraBB Great choices. I bought Stella Fortuna because of you 😘 4mo
youneverarrived Great choices 🧡 The two on the right I have on my tbr. 4mo
readordierachel Great list! I loved Ugly and Wonderful Things too. 4mo
JennyM @BarbaraBB I hope you love Stella as much as me and @Chelsea.poole did ❤️ 4mo
JennyM @readordierachel @youneverarrived it was fun to think about my faves. Thanks for promoting me 😘😘 4mo
JennyM @KarenUK I could have listed at lest another 6! So many great reads for me this year 4mo
Rissreads 3 of these are on my tbr pile. I better move them up! 3mo
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Heartbreaking YA read, that will have you in a puddle on the floor.

Cathythoughts Nice review... you can almost sense it from the cover ♥️💔 4mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts you know it‘s going to be sad right from the get go. It pulls on your heartstrings 4mo
Freespirit I love the cover...and your pic😍 4mo
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JennyM @Freespirit it‘s a very striking cover. I was trying to make myself feel less sad while reading this by having a cuppa ☕️ It didn‘t really work 😢 (edited) 4mo
TrishB My daughters friends Mum has just died of breast cancer! I‘m not sure I can read this at the moment, I‘m too worried in real life. 4mo
JennyM @TrishB do not read this Trish. It will be too hard at this time. I‘m so sorry - must be a very difficult time for all. Sending you lots of love xx 4mo
Kalalalatja Great cover! 👌 4mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja ✨✨✨ 4mo
TrishB Thank you ❤️It‘s a hard time anyway, but 18 without your Mum, she hasn‘t lived with her dad since she was 3 and now has to. It‘s awful. 4mo
BooknerdsLife Beautiful picture! I saw this book the other day & it‘s cover is gorgeous but not sure if I can read it due to the topic! 😭😢 4mo
BooknerdsLife I might give it a try when my library gets it 📚 4mo
JennyM @BooknerdsLife it does read very YA, but the topic is so heartbreaking it got me hard! Get the tissues! 4mo
BooknerdsLife @JennyM I think that‘s exactly why it would get the mom in us all heart broken 😭 Haha thanks for the tip 💜🙌🏼 I cry easily over books so always have a box ready 😅 3mo
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Louis & Louise | Julie Cohen
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On Sept 8 1978, Lou is born, and this is the story of Lou as a male and Lou as a female. Told in parallel, I thought it might be confusing to have dual life stories, but it worked well, and there were interweaving chapters when Lou was brought together as one. Issues around masculinity, femininity, patriarchy, sexuality and equality were at the heart of this story, and I‘m so glad to have read it. Highly recommend.

Tanisha_A Ooh! I like the way your picture complements the message. 4mo
Freespirit Sounds really good @JennyM 4mo
JennyM @Freespirit it‘s great, and I think very timely. I‘m surprised to not have seen it popping up more 4mo
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JennyM @Tanisha_A I was trying to be creative - this is the outcome 😜 4mo
CarolynM That sounds really interesting. Stacked. 4mo
Kalalalatja Great review! #Stacked 4mo
JennyM @CarolynM @Kalalalatja I enjoyed it. Hope you do, too 😊 4mo
LeeRHarry Stacked! 😊 4mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry enjoy! Are you home from your trip now? Hope it was lots of fun. X 4mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM i still have just over a week to go, thanks for asking, starting to look forward to sleeping in my own bed 😊 x 4mo
Rissreads This is sitting on my tbr shelf looking at me. Hopefully I will get to it soon. 4mo
JennyM @Rissreads hope you enjoy when you get to it 😊 4mo
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Library day = happy day 📚

RachelO What a haul! 😍 You might want to check you‘re stocked up in tissues... 4mo
JennyM @RachelO I know!!! I went through my Litsy stacked list and these were all available in the library. I‘m expecting a great, but teary July 😭 4mo
Kalalalatja I loved Our Souls at Night, and Elmet was great too! 4mo
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Cathythoughts Oh I have Past the Shallows too after some recent Litsy praise ... great stack 👍🏻 4mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts I‘m really looking forward to it after seeing all the great reviews for it. 4mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja those 2 in particular have been sat on my TBR for waayyy too long! 4mo
BookNAround Our Souls at Night is so beautiful. 4mo
JennyM @BookNAround I think that‘s next up after the tagged book 😘 4mo
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Louis & Louise | Julie Cohen
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Tanisha_A Love the hashtag. 4mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A 😘 it‘s all about gender expectations...I‘m enjoying it 4mo
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