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Joined January 2018

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
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Alice by Christina Henry
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A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
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Mehso-so

Not quite as good as the first two.

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Mehso-so

This one fell flat.

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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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All finished

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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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Pickpick

The movie has been on the tv quite often recently so I wanted to revisit Panem. I'd forgotten how much I disliked Katniss, all the while I was thinking it was because of Jennifer Lawrence.

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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Bailedbailed

Could someone tell me what the point of this one was?

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Pickpick

This was a little longer than I'd have liked.

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Haven't posted a #shelfie in awhile, but this is the current state of the #potter bookcase. It's a bit cluttered at the moment, hopefully will have more shelves up soon. Sorry, last row got cut off.

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Mehso-so

Well this one took a turn I wasn't expecting.

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Chrysalis | Brendan Reichs
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Mehso-so

Finished this today. Was hoping this would be better than the first two based on the blurb, but it just didn't make the cut.

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Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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Pickpick

Well this took a surprise turn. I was struggling with this a bit when I first started it because it's definitely different and a bit confusing on the world building. However, it got better through the second half and then I couldn't stop reading it.

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A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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Pickpick

Forgot to mention I finally finished this for the third time.

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Genesis | Brendan Reichs
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Mehso-so

Glad this one is over. Dragged on a bit, sorry a lot.

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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this one, I really did. It seemed repetitive and got boring after the first half.

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Pickpick

I enjoyed this much more than the novel.

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Mehso-so

I've been reading this for awhile now and really thought this was going to be a good one, but I agree with a lot of others that said this could've been better written. The author doesn't seem to be a very reliable source.

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Nemesis | Brendan Reichs
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Mehso-so

I was deeply engrossed in this one, until the last couple of chapters where they explain what happened. I don't know that I like what was revealed. Eager to read the next one though.

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Anna and the French Kiss | Stephanie Perkins
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Panpan

What is the hype about this one?

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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Panpan

There wasn't anything really special about this one.

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Fascism: A Warning | Madeleine Albright
Mehso-so

Eh...first half was interesting

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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Panpan

Well this one definitely put me to sleep at night.

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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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Mehso-so

Way over hyped. Very similar to certain Stephen King novels.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Bailedbailed

Mommy Kitty insists I give up on this. I was really excited to read this and it just turned into a disappointment. Although some of Tara's stories were gut-wrenching and interesting, at times it almost seemed repetitive and far fetched.

Erinreadsthebooks Exact same sentiment here 😕 8mo
js0315 Glad I'm not the only one, everyone seems to love it. 8mo
Purrfectpages I‘m reading this now and feeling the same. I actually started scrolling to see if I was the only one. 7mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Pickpick

Finished this one last night.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Mehso-so

Glad this one is over. It started off fast pace and intense, but seemed to drag on afterwards. Almost seemed like it was never going to be resolved.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Reading buddy. We're really enjoying this one.

BlameJennyJane 💗💗💗💗 8mo
BookBridget I'm reading this right now also 8mo
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Meet the Sky | McCall Hoyle
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Mehso-so

Quick and easy read. Nothing memorable about it.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Don't judge me for being up late and reading.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Although some stories are interesting, I'm finding this a bit slow.

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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this one, I really did, but I couldn't make it past the second half. It started out good, but I just got bored with it.

Kayla.Adriena I despised this book a 9mo
js0315 I wish I had known before. 9mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin

I need help. I'm looking to start a new series. Anyone recommend something good? I'm kind of stuck in a reading slump. I've tried "Outlander" twice now and I don't think I can do it. I'm also trying this book here, but I'm not sure about it at the moment.

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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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Pickpick

This was good. An interesting take on the history of the Donner Party.

BlameJennyJane The story of the Donner party has always fascinated me. Stacking this one! 9mo
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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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2018 Reading Challenge: 45 of 35
Which was your best book of 2018? How many books do you plan to read in 2019?

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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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Mommy Kitty loved her new toys. Merry Christmas!

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Mehso-so

This took forever to get through, I know I say these for most novels over three hundred pages, but this definitely could've been shorter. I don't recall having to struggle through the first three as much as with this installment. Something about Jo has changed and it's starting to show in her work. Scratch that, we all know what's changed, she's starting to lose her edge.

Liatrek I agree! I struggled with this one but the others were quick reads. This was too long and I was just disappointed with Robins choice at the start. 9mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Mehso-so

A good concept, unfortunately it fell flat in some aspects of the story. Two hundred pages too long too.

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CoffeeNBooks So intense and sad, but a great book. 9mo
js0315 Yes definitely. 9mo
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Panpan

You know, I read about four chapters of this, and I was thinking there was something wrong with me because I didn't like the author and the way she was speaking to me, so I stopped reading and took a look at Goodreads. I read so many of the negative reviews and knew that was the end for me. Thank goodness I bought this at a thrift store for four bucks or I'd really be disappointed. Not sure whether I should pass it on to my friend.

britt_brooke Worst book of the year for me. I returned it to Audible and got my credit back. 10mo
LoverofLit Hated it so much. You're not alone! 9mo
Butterflyamore @britt_brooke I had no idea we could return books to Audible! I need to look into that. 9mo
britt_brooke @Butterflyamore I just found out about it recently. You have to go into the desktop version, but they will give your credit back if you didn‘t like the book. It‘s pretty amazing! 9mo
Butterflyamore @britt_brooke That is awesome! 9mo
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A Feast for Crows | George R. R. Martin
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Finally finished this one...again. Took me long enough, but I guess that's what happens when you decide to read both installments at once.

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So I couldn't post the video, but here's a look at my ornament collection.

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Did anyone else find this difficult to get through?

Liatrek Yes! I bought it the day it came out and it took me forever to finish. I really think it was the situation with Robin that killed it for me. 10mo
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Mehso-so

This just felt like a big ole mess.

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We Were Liars | E. Lockhart
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Mehso-so

Ehhh... I didn't like the abrupt turn the ending took with this one.

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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"It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more." - Albus Dumbledore Chillingly terrifying. I gave this one four stars simply because we never found out what was causing all this to happen. It was the unknown that kept me looking over my shoulder when reading this at night. I hope the Netflix series is just as good. This has been on my to-read list for years, I wish I hadn't put it off for so long.

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When Elephants Fly | Nancy Richardson Fischer
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Mehso-so

Eh. This one dragged a bit, but I loved every bit with Swifty. #saveswifty #gotigergo

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Little Monsters | Kara Thomas
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Pickpick

Although not the best written, I was a little surprised at the ending, wasn't expecting it. 🤔

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Little Monsters | Kara Thomas
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So I've been failing dismally at my past challenges, I've been stuck in a reading rut for awhile. This year I'm doing surprisingly well. I think I could up this yea's goal. What say you? 🤔

Johanna414 Well done! I usually leave my goal where it is and feel smug when I exceed it by a lot... 11mo
JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 11mo
js0315 @Johanna414 😏 Heh, this is a good idea. 11mo
js0315 @JoScho 😁😁 11mo
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When Elephants Fly | Nancy Richardson Fischer
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My #shelfie is pretty pathetic for @bookriot 's #riotgrams, but here it is. I hate where my books are right now. 😩When we move, I promise it'll be better. 💔

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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My reading buddy ❤️😘

glitterkitty459 😻😻😻 12mo
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A Feast for Crows | George R. R. Martin
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Day 1: Current Read #riotgrams

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Bailedbailed

I'm bailing on this one because I hate the narrator and I'm not at all interested at what happens between the two main characters, and there is nothing at all interesting about this book. The show is the absolute same way. 👎