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jploves2read

Joined July 2019

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Tell Me Your Secret by Dorothy Koomson
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Masterminds by Gordon Korman
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Tell Me Your Secret | Dorothy Koomson
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Reading by lamplight while they fix the lights in my neighborhood. 🤷🏾‍♀️

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Tell Me Your Secret | Dorothy Koomson
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It‘s almost the end of the year. It‘s time to read my birthday present. I have been reading other things trying to hold off on this because she is my favorite author and I know I am going to have to wait a while for another book from her. Now is as good a time as any to dive in. 🙂

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The Everlasting Rose | DHONIELLE. CLAYTON
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I enjoyed the storyline. The ending left me wanting more, as in another book in the series. I am not disappointed at all. I can‘t say that I am overly excited about it though because I am just not into fantasy. I wanted to step outside my genre and I did and it was okay. It took me a while to read though so maybe it‘s time to step back in. 😉🙂

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The Everlasting Rose | DHONIELLE. CLAYTON
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Do I sleep or do I read? 🤷🏾‍♀️ I just finished book 1 and, although, this is not my favorite genre, I want to know what happens next. I may get started but I‘m going to be so irritated at myself if there is a book 3 and I have to wait two years for it to be released.

SW-T Reading dilemmas! Bookworm problems are real 😂 2w
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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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I actually really enjoyed this. I‘m not a super fantasy reader at all. This book actually helped me to see why; it takes too long to set up the alternative world. I want to jump straight into the story that grabs me. With that being said I really LOVED this book. Once the action got started it was non-stop and there were even a few surprises that I didn‘t see coming at all. I‘m glad I already have book two but I may wait to read it. We‘ll see.

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I thought that this was pretty good. A classic who done it. I wish the twist was a bit twistier but overall it was good. The characters had me laughing a bit but I don‘t tend to gravitate to things too over the top (Wavonne) so I didn‘t love her character or the fact that she didn‘t mature. It was interesting enough for me want to read the rest of the series so I rated it as a pick. Overall I will rate it a 3.5/5.

Reggie Are you using Wavonne for wimp in Spanish? 4w
jploves2read @Reggie nope. That‘s a name of a character. Is that Spanish for wimp? I took French in school. 🤷🏾‍♀️🙂 4w
Reggie My bad, I thought you were trying to say scaredy cat l in Spanish, lol, which I thought was juevon, but that is not even scaredy cat in Spanish so never mind. I just asked family and they had to remind me I don‘t speak Spanish. Lol 4w
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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I really (overall) love Jacquline Woodson‘s writings. She has a unique style all her own. This book was definitely typical of her atypicality. This was a book that really grabbed at my heart on so many levels. I feel like I need to sit with it for a few days and let it marinate. I do suggest you read it for yourself. 🙂

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Guess I‘m on a reading roll. Finish one and start another. It sucked me in right away. 🙂 Enjoying so far. 🙂

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Jackpot | Nic Stone
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I need to stop doing this - staying up late to finish a book. Of course I won‘t but still. This book was super cute. I absolutely loved the main characters. The book poses a lot of interesting questions in regards to class and wealth. I really enjoyed it. I definitely wasn‘t expecting the ending. 4.5:5 overall. Why didn‘t they have really good YA fiction when I was younger? Also I love the bookstore ladies who gave me an ARC. 🙂

Reggie I know. I never really read YA until I started Litsy and now when I read books with queer characters in them I‘m just so happy that theyre out there for kids who might be feeling alone and then I think. Gosh, I wish we had these books when I was a teen. 1mo
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SLAY | Brittney Morris
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Me in bed exhausted because I should have been asleep 2 hours ago instead of up reading this book. I have no regrets though. It was a great book! I‘m not even a gamer and I thought that might have made this story less attractive but it didn‘t. In fact it made me wish that the game actually existed. I loved the main character and her growth. So many topics came up but all actually enriched the story. Overall, a 4.5/5 ⭐️.

LibrarianRyan Yeah. This is on my TBR. 1mo
jploves2read It was good. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m not a gamer and I loved it, too. Hope you get some sleep! 😴 1mo
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SLAY | Brittney Morris
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Time for a new read. My last book was kind of disappointing so I‘m hoping this is better. 🙂

Hooked_on_books I‘m a little over halfway through this one and I think it‘s great! 1mo
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Really well-written family saga. Overall I loved the writing. Some things left me breathless. I now want to travel to Trinidad. This book has left me with some things to think about. I lost my copy so thanks to Bermuda National Library. 🙂

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The City of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau
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I may have started something. I read a book to my P6 students and today they all asked me “What are you reading us next?” I have had this book for a while and I haven‘t read it myself so I pulled it out to read to them. 🤷🏾‍♀️ A school counselor‘s job is never done. 🙂

LibrarianRyan This book is so good. i think everyone will love it. Heck even the movie is good. 2mo
Nute It‘s a really good story. You probably have started something!😍 1mo
jploves2read @Nute yes I have. Today they asked me what am I reading once we are done with this. 🤷🏾‍♀️ They expect to be read to every day, but BY ME. I love them so it‘s all good. 🙂 1mo
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I thought I lost my reading mojo but this sucked me in very quickly. Here‘s hoping that it remains a good read. 🙂

SW-T Glad you still have your reading mojo! Happy reading 😊 2mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I really wasn‘t expecting the twist in the end; however because of my field of work I knew some things weren‘t adding up with the narrator. A very good read. 🙂

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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No pausing. Finish one book; start the next. 😉🙂

Clwojick This one was pretty good! I hope you enjoy it. 🤐 3mo
jploves2read Thanks @Clwojick. It kind of has me hooked already but I have to sleep. Work tomorrow. But I know what I am doing in the afternoon. 🙂 3mo
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I liked this even though I am rating it as so-so. One of the hard things about it was the subject matter. It was heavy and it seemed more about grief so the title was not quite a match. Also the beginning was all over the place (very well written but not cohesive). Just when I thought there was a pattern it changed again. That was annoying. The overall writing is beautiful and that is what kept me reading.

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Post Humberto reading. A positive side to being unable to do anything else.

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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I really enjoyed this book overall. I did have to get used to the writing style but the overall story was good. I like books that make me want to learn more about a topic and this one made me want to learn more about this history of governments in Africa. The one thing I didn‘t really like was the description of the ‘present day‘. It seemed strange and redundant except at the end.

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Reading by lamplight in the middle of Hurricane Humberto.

SW-T Stay safe! 3mo
jploves2read Thanks. So far my family is good. Humberto has moved past us now. 🙂 3mo
Nute So happy to hear that you and your family are safe! 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I may have spent my weekend book shopping. 🤷🏾‍♀️🙂

SW-T 😊😊😊 3mo
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Masterminds | Gordon Korman
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It‘s the beginning of the school year so it‘s time to read along with the kids. 🙂

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Labor Day read. 🤷🏾‍♀️ Well I‘m going to start it. I need to give the Kindle a break. 🙂

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Lunch and reading. Time to see what the Verity fuss is about. 🙂

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OMG! This is the book I wanted when I outgrew Judy Blume and The Baby Sitter‘s Club. A story about a black girl navigating life in today‘s world. I really loved it. I highly recommend it. 🙂

Nute You‘ve convinced me that I must purchase this book ASAP! 3mo
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I love the cover. I‘m still needing a lighter read. It‘s YA and an ARC. The bookstore ladies love me and I love them too! 🙂

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Let Me Love You | Alexandria House
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I finished this in a day. I needed something light after my last read which was very heavy. It was funny and romantic. I loved it. 🙂

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Prepare to have your heart ripped out of your chest and broken into a million pieces. Then very slowly mended back together. This book gave me all the feels but it was heartbreaking. If you have read Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson you may enjoy this as well.

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At Guide Camp and I should be sleeping but I just started this gem... I better go to sleep before the sun starts rising. 🤷🏾‍♀️🙂

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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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I have a few book hang ups and one is the book description. It has to tell me enough to keep me interested but not the whole story. This description interested me but I thought I knew the story. I definitely didn‘t. It was just enough foreshadowing to question/think you know what‘s going on; but not enough to give it completely away. I really enjoyed it. 🙂

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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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When you go to the bookstore and you have no self control. I just bought a bunch of books and ordered two but I cannot wait to read it. Knitting now but reading definitely tomorrow.

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I‘ve had this for a while and I have always wanted to read it. No time like the present I suppose. 🤷🏾‍♀️🙂

Billypar I had the same thought a couple months ago. Wonderland was so good- it really lived up to its classic status. I liked Looking Glass too but not as much. 4mo
rather_be_reading my fav! 4mo
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What If... | Samantha Berger
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This book is so beyond beautiful. I got a copy while I was on vacay. Now I have to go and order a copy for 1) my preschool 2) my niece 3) my goddaughter, my co-worker‘s daughter and 4) my just in case. 🙂

BeaG I love the cover. 4mo
jploves2read It is beautiful but wait until you see the inside. The ‘illustrations‘ are incredible! 4mo
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Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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So a funny story about this book. I went to B&N looking for this book without the title of the author‘s name. All I remembered was Summer, an orange cover and the girl in profile with flowers covering her face. Based on that one of the representatives found it for me. I‘m on my way home today. While I wait for my plane and en route back home, I plan to start. 🙂

Nute The mad skills of a bookseller!😀 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Book store score! One is not for me but the rest are ALL MINE! 😊🥰

RaimeyGallant Looks like a great selection. 4mo
jploves2read Thanks @RaimeyGallant. I saw 3 other books that I wanted and I just might go back and get them but I was trying to be a little bit good. 😉🙂 4mo
RaimeyGallant I know how that feels! 4mo
SW-T Nice haul! Happy reading 😊 4mo
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Let Me Hear a Rhyme | Tiffany D. Jackson
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I have to be honest I was not fully emotionally ready to read this book. Having read Jackson‘s other novels I was reading this fully expecting to be emotionally b**ch-slapped at some point, so it was hard to read for the enjoyment of reading. Jackson has a definite trademark of making you question the world of the characters, but this is a departure from her typical story. Overall I liked it.

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The Brighton Mermaid | Dorothy Koomson
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Although I am an avid Koomson reader I still am unbiased when I say this book was great! 😉🙂 I thought the pacing was perfect. The story line kept me engaged the whole time. I kind of had an inkling about what was going on but not all the connections so the ending was a bit surprising. This book owes me nothing but I wouldn‘t mind reading another with these characters. That‘s all I can say without any spoilers. 🙂

Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💙 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
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I went into the bookstore today to see if the book I have been waiting for since The end of June was in. I found this instead. So excited but I have to finish my current read first. 🙂

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The Brighton Mermaid | Dorothy Koomson
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This paragraph leaves me with all the feels.

SW-T I love Koomson‘s books! 💕 5mo
jploves2read @SW-T I love her too! Thanks for the welcome. 🙂 5mo
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant And welcome! 5mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 4mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3mo
Chelleo Has anyone shared #blitsy or #blacklitsy with you yet? 7d
Chelleo @jploves2read just check out the tags. A lot of your reads fit 😊 7d
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