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Joined October 2018

Call me Elizabeth Bennet.
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Citizen Girl | Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
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Bailedbailed

I enjoyed The Nanny Diaries. I understand this book was meant as a satire, but...no. First of all, the main character‘s name is Girl 😑

The characters were SO annoying that I didn‘t finish this book. I was about halfway through and I thought I could finish it, but then I thought...I have so many more books I want to read. Girl, bye 👋😏

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This takes places after the Spanish Civil War, and Spains starts to introduce American tourism back into their country. I won't go into great detail, because I don't want to ruin the story. Just know, it's SO good!!!! Ana works at the American hotel, and Daniel is a budding photographer from Texas. SO GOOD!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! 🌺 📸 😁

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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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Mehso-so

This was so dysfunctional!!! So Paul is the narrator of this book and he's set to meet up with his brother and sister in law for dinner with his wife. They are meeting about their children and their harassment and murder of a homeless woman. The heartless attitude to the homeless was jarring. There was large sense of entitlement. Your opinions of these characters will be completely different from start to finish.

TrishB I really disliked most of the people in this book! 1mo
kitteh_reads They were terrible people!! It was incredible the way they tried to justify the homeless woman's death 😣 1mo
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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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So I had to a read a summary of the first book because I couldn't remember 😂 once I got probably halfway through, I couldn't put it down! Katharine is now ready to kill EVERYONE! Arsinoe and Mirabella don't want to kill each other, but understand the threats aren't going to stop until someone wins. The driving forces are really the girl's entourages, who cannot wait to fulfill the traditions that come with the ascension year.

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The Lost World | Michael Crichton
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Ian Malcolm is back!!! I loved this sequel, I was so excited to read this after I finished Jurassic Park. Of course, this was different from the movie but it was still good!!! It included a map, which was nice. I always love a good map! I loved most of the new characters, Arby and Dr. Thorne especially. Levine, I could have done without 😑 but he was the reason they were there. The only thing missing? Dr. Alan Grant 😂

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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So this movie gave me nightmares when I was a little girl, and it's the one nightmare I have never been able to forget! 😂 Because I've been able to watch the movie since then, I thought I should give the book a try. I was completely surprised how much I loved this book!!!! I devoured it - I couldn't put it down!! The genetics and science should have been a bore, but he translated everything into simple English and made it interesting 👍 👍 👍

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I'd never read this author before and now I can't wait to read her others! When the new drama teacher brings a controversial play to the high school play, a spell begins to start affecting all the local women. The intimate relationships of these women with their partners begins to decline, and how that decline affects those relationships. It was an interesting new take on the dynamics of a relationship.

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Another book club pick. This is a nonfiction book about the story of a courageous woman in the middle of WWII in Warsaw, Poland. I am always interested in reading books about strong women during WWII. Within her story, there was some really interesting insight into how Warsaw survived the war and Nazi occupation. The stories about the animals and the overwhelming humanity found on both sides of the war was so interesting!!! Definite recommend!

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Final Draft | Riley Redgate
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Laila is an introvert, she expresses herself solely through her writing. This book is about her finding her voice in her writing and coming out of her shell with her family and her friends. It was good, but it wasn't super memorable or engrossing.

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American Panda | Gloria Chao
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This was a wonderful book from Gloria Chao! I loved this book, reading about Mei's complicated relationship with her strict parents. Especially her tumultuous relationship with her mother. Her struggles being away from home for the first time, and studying a major that she detests. This was really sweet. I will be looking forward to more books by this author.

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I read the Bridget Jones series and watched the movies, and liked them. This book takes years after The Edge of Reason, and tragedy has struck Bridget. I will say...I didn't enjoy this book like I did the others. The scenes with her kids were really cute and so Bridget 😄 HOWEVER, this wasn't so engrossing that I couldn't put it down.

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Mother-In-Law | Sally Hepworth
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I've read her other books and enjoyed them, and this book was no different. I actually think it might be my favorite! The story was really interesting, and you weren't sure who you were rooting for - the mother in law, or the daughter in law. Both were narrating the book and they told the events from both of their POV. I did not see the ending coming - this was so good!!

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My library only has the first two books in the Dr. Dolittle series. With Robert Downey, Jr.'s new movie coming out, I had to read it. I really loved these books!! At times, you can tell what time period these books were written, but overall I loved the animal's personalities. The stories were quick pace, funny and interesting. If you haven't read these to your children or for yourself, do yourself a favor and add them to your TBR pile.

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Long time, no reviews. We read this for book club back in November. It was completely different from what I thought it was going to be, but it refreshingly so!! The competition was a new twist to having a circus. I actually wish there was a illustrated version to accompany the beautiful descriptions of the various tents. Highly recommend!

Crewgurl One of my all time favorites!!!!! 1mo
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The Boy: A Novel | Tami Hoag
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This was a slooooowwwwww read. Most of what you needed to know was in the later half. I think this could have been a pick! if some of it was cut out 🤷🏻‍♀️

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9th Girl | Tami Hoag
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After watching Netflix‘s limited series “Unbelievable”, I was craving a murder mystery. This book hit the spot! Reminiscent of Law & Order‘s SVU, the book centers on the murder of Zombie Doe 🧟‍♀️ , this girl so mutilated, they don‘t know how else to describe her. There‘s been 8 murders in the last year, all on holidays. Zombie Doe shows up on New Years Eve, they‘re trying to find the connections and the identity of the girl. SO GOOD 😊

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Another book club book 📚 sooo there‘s been so much hype about this particular novel, and I was all set to be blown away. Sadly, I was not. As a coming of age novel, it was good. The murder aspect fell a little flat for me. The end of the book, I still have questions. Also, this is my fault but I could not stop comparing the Southern speak to that of “The Help” - one of my all time favorites. This was a good book, but not my favorite.

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Such a good read! I wasn‘t sure if I would like it at first, but it was so heart wrenching I became absolutely engrossed! The story is about a boy in love with his best friend. He tries so hard to ignore his feelings so it doesn‘t ruin his friendship. Meanwhile, his mother is very religious and abusive to her son because he doesn‘t fit her idea of a perfect son 💔🥺

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I Love You So Mochi | Sarah Kuhn
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This book is so cuteeee!!! I loved reading about all her fashion creations, I only wish I could have seen them. Short and sweet! Beautiful artwork as well ❤️

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I thought this was going to be a great read, really educate myself on what it means to be gender fluid. It was very difficult to understand, to relate. I was so confused. With my current eye issues, I figured I would rather spend my time reading books I enjoy and can follow along with rather than drag myself through a book I can‘t understand. Maybe I‘ll try again when my eye issues have been resolved.

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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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Marin has moved across the country for college. She was raised by her grandfather and he has since passed away. She disappeared from her former life in California because she didn‘t know how to deal with the loss. I thought this would have been something I could really relate to because I was close to my grandfather...but, it was so different that I couldn‘t. It wasn‘t really about losing her grandfather. It was slow pace and awkward? 😕

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The only reason I read this in the first place is because it‘s our book club pick for September. Not my cup of tea 😖

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Eden‘s best friend, Bonnie, runs away with their music teacher. The police and Bonnie‘s mother are all over Eden because they are convinced she knows where Bonnie is. And she does.

Pretty good read. I wanted to slap Bonnie all during the second half because she didn‘t see the mess she had created for Eden and her family 🤦🏻‍♀️😠

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Pretend She's Here | Luanne Rice
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So apparently I‘m not reading the inside blurbs close enough because I thought this was another girl dies, best friend has to find out why. NO! I mean, yes girl dies BUT best friend is abducted by the girl‘s family because they want her to pretend the girl didn‘t die, that she IS the girl. Such a plot twist for me, I loved it!!! Ending felt rushed, but really so different and so intriguing! Highly recommend!

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It wasn‘t what I was expecting, I think I thought the main character, Jordyn was going to be more of an introvert. Instead, and perhaps I would have known this if I read back cover blurb more carefully, it‘s about how she hides her feelings because she‘s hiding her brother Philip who has autism. She feels overlooked when she is with her brother and feels her friends and crush will behave similar if they find out about Philip. Short, sweet read.

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Goodbye, Perfect | Sara Barnard
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Fall is coming...starting my snuggles with my kitty and a book! 🐈📚

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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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Unfortunately, this was a total bust for me. I had such high hopes for this book because the concept was refreshing. In all honesty, this book felt pushy on their beliefs (which I agree with!) and extremely fast paced. All the characters were sex crazed. It came down to underdeveloped plot and characters 😞

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Good read, I really liked how she was a librarian and had quippy book references. Wish I could have my own hot librarian like Daniel 📚😄

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Ordinary Girls | Blair Thornburgh
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Love love love 💕 it had a splash of Jane Austen and a healthy heaping of Gilmore Girls-esque humor! It was inviting, warm, and made me want to live in their lives for a while longer. Definitely recommend!

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Blind | Rachel DeWoskin
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I‘ve been having vision problems for a while now that requires surgery so I was interested in this book for that reason. I absolutely loved this story! It was so good, really grabbed my interest while educating. I learned so much and loved how seamless she transitioned Emma‘s language when she was describing rooms or people with colors. Highly recommend!!

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Reading this for book club...some of my other book clubbers didn‘t like this book even though they were engrossed and couldn‘t stop reading. They claim the author is manipulative. This was SO good!!! I don‘t think it was as manipulative as Gone Girl. Highly recommend!

#sogoodgirl 👧📚

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I‘ve read this author before and loved her other books. Because I‘ve read most of her books, I know how this author writes and I was pleasantly surprised that she changed her formula! It was still very authentic, I love how she describes the food and the culture. But the history was a completely added level and so well done!!! I learned so much...all while enjoying the story. #greatreads

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Overall, I did enjoy this book. It has some great characters (for the most part, some were just whiny) but when I finished I was sort of unsatisfied. I read 800+ pages which could have been condensed in some areas. It‘s a lot of religion and politics. I was disappointed that the dragons were not the forerunner of this book, given the huge dragon on the cover.

#Dragons #EpicFantasy #PictureByPinterest

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Spare and Found Parts | Sarah Maria Griffin
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Mmm, okay. I‘m not entirely sure how to describe this. It‘s post internet and the age of information, everyone shuns computers because they believe they caused this huge plague. A young girl with a mechanical heart is the daughter of two important inventors, she decides to create an android. Anyone else read this? Maybe you can help me with the description 😔

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I‘m not a huge reader of nonfiction, but this was our book club pick because July is the anniversary for the first man in the moon. The beginning was a slow go for me, the author would start with talking about one of the ladies and then tangent to a whole list of names and colleges. Once we was talking about the ladies more and we were in the space race, it picked up. It was a inspiring story, incredible what they achieved!!

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Someday We Will Fly | Rachel DeWoskin
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Lillia is a Jewish refugee from Poland who finds her way with her father and young sister to Shanghai in the 1940s. I never knew Jewish refugees were welcomed into China during Hitler‘s reign. This was a whole new insight for me and I really enjoyed this book! I will be looking for other Rachel Dewoskin books 📚🙂

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I read this because it came out on TV and I think it will translate better onscreen than through print. Blasphemy, I know, but it‘s the dry British humor that you need to hear to get the jokes. Overall, I enjoyed the approach to Good vs Evil 👼😈

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In the beginning, I was skeptical of the plot. Then more details came about the characters, Moon, Steel and Paper caste and it was very interesting! To say anymore, I think would give it away...

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Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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So good!!! The ending was a little flat for all the excitement and twists that happened in part 1 & 2, but still good. Definite pick.

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Cross between Disney and Hans Christian Andersen. So goood! I‘m a big fan of Disney so I always love reading retellings. Also a very quick read, which is nice when you have a large TBR pile 💎⚓️🎼🍤🦀🐠🐙🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️🤩

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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I could not get into this book. It felt as if I needed a certain amount of knowledge beforehand or a physics degree to understand what was going on. The inside blurb seemed really interesting, as did the cover but it was completely different to what I was expecting so I‘m bailing. I‘m out. #bailed #ontogreenerpastures

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Abigale Hall | Lauren A Forry
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Ugh!! This book is mentally unstable. I don‘t even know how to describe it, but that ending!!! I can‘t!! #unstable #crazy

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘ve heard all the hype about this book, so I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. I‘ll admit I was turned off by the writing style at first. Once I got probably 80 pages in, I completely enjoyed it. It reminded me of VH1‘s Behind The Music 🎶 I used to love watching those and I really became absorbed in the story. Also, it‘s a fast read. I read in 3 days, and it only took me that long because of work.

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It was a slow moving pace for me. I did enjoy the description of the bookstore and the titles of books that were thrown about.

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“Life is never black and white,” she said. “The best villains are characters we can empathize with, even if we don‘t condone their behavior. And you‘re right. They‘re often more complex than the heroes.” Reading this line made me think of one of my favorite characters of all time, Rumpelstiltskin from Once Upon A Time. #rumple #villianwithaheart #ouat #robertcarlyle

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Abigale Hall | Lauren A Forry
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Mondays are Murder | Tanya Landman
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1) Pride and Prejudice 2005 version
2) Marvel!!! 🌟💥
3) Disney World and/or Europe
4) I read a lot of YA but also general fiction
5) English...sorry, I‘m not good with languages haha

#mondayblues #premondayvibes #isitfridayyet @pepsicola

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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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I‘ve seen this in the library as I shelve books, and I‘ve finally had time to read it. So glad I did!!!! It‘s like The Godfather set in Asia, a very unique concept done beautifully. I was a little daunted by the size of this book, but it was so good that I zipped right through it. Sequel Jade War comes out in July and I can‘t wait!! #godfather #asianmafia #sogoodgirl

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I love pride and prejudice! It's my favorite book of all time! So I always read any adaptation I can get, especially one set in Pakistan. The beginning was rough and I wish there was a glossary. There were many words I wasn't familiar with and I think it would have helped me immerse even more so into this story. Especially with the food and clothing which is heavily mentioned. Basically, once I reached my favorite part it was a done deal for me 😻