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larah17

Joined January 2017

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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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Pickpick

It's completely on brand for me to only get to these books now, when all the hype is over 😂

kaysworld1 I'm doing the same Hun wait till the hype dies down then read them. I'll understand them better than before. X 6d
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The Street Lawyer | John Grisham, Michael Dean
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Mehso-so

This was much more slow paced than I expect from a John Grisham thriller and while there's nothing wrong with that, I was hoping for more of a high-stakes, run-for-your-life type of deal.

3 stars

#MOUNTTBR2019 22/36
Goodreads 40/52

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A little slow to start but it's a solid and atmospheric historical murder mystery, set in an isolated monastery, that kept me guessing about the culprit.

3 stars

#MOUNTTBR2019 21/36
Goodreads 39/52

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Pickpick

This was super enjoyable - love these ladies 😊

4 stars

Goodreads 38/52

UnabridgedPod This was so good on audio!! 3w
larah17 @Unabridged oh I must listen to the audiobook! 3w
UnabridgedPod @larah17 The format was fascinating—part of it is them reading the book at live shows. Loved it! 3w
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I don't know how much I really learned from this book, but it sure as hell makes me feel better about saying no to things that I don't want to do! At no stage did the author come across as rude or selfish in not giving a f*ck, but rather self-assured, honest and polite, which is a tough line to walk when trying to declutter the things you care about. I very much enjoyed this.

Goodreads 37/52

megnews I felt I had already learned this lesson but enjoyed the book just the same. I‘ve recommended it to people who have a hard time saying no even when they want to. 2mo
hjreviews I‘ve seen a lot of good things about this book, but have previous read, the subtle art of not giving a fuck, and am worried they‘re going to be almost the same book. Has anyone read both? 2mo
larah17 @megnews I was the same! Not so much educational but I did like her take on it a lot. @hjreviews I wonder too, I haven't read that other book but I have it on my TBR! 2mo
Buechersuechtling I‘m not yet sure but I think my library has the German edition. I just put it on hold, so thanks for this “carrot” 🥕. 20h
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It Ends with Her | Brianna Labuskes
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Mehso-so

I liked this thriller fine, I enjoyed the writing and I definitely didn't see the twists coming, but my issue was with the main character, Clarke, who is written as an unlikeable character, but God she really grated on me. Her penchant to go full rogue cowboy FBI agent at every single opportunity when that was CLEARLY ALWAYS THE WORST IDEA aggravated me to no end.

#MountTBR2019 20/36
Goodreads 36/52

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Mehso-so

I didn't mind this thriller, but I had some issues with the realism throughout. While this usually wouldn't put me off a book, I couldn't help but repeatedly note how the characters were completely unrealistic, and everything tied up a little too nicely at the end. Overall though, it kept me reading until the end without getting bored.

#MountTBR2019 19/36
Goodreads 35/52

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Another enjoyable thriller from Shari Lapena. I definitely didn't predict most of the twists so I found this really entertaining, and as usual for a thriller, couldn't put it down so ended up reading it in one sitting.

#MountTBR2019 18/36
Goodreads 34/52

JanuarieTimewalker13 I haven‘t read a thriller in ages. Stacking! 2mo
larah17 @JanuarieTimewalker13 it's a good one, also her other book The Couple Next Door, both solid thrillers 😁 2mo
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The President Is Missing | James Patterson, Bill Clinton
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A very enjoyable political thriller, I didn't find it hugely suspenseful but I liked the story and the characters enough to fly through it!

#MountTBR2019 17/36
Goodreads 33/53

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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This was a JOURNEY - an excellent psychological thriller that really had me hooked from the very beginning. I found myself genuinely anxious in places. I'll certainly be checking out the other books that this author duo have written together!

Goodreads 32/52

KristenDuck This one just became available on libby for me! Can‘t wait to start 2mo
Jeannineth But that ending though...I found it hard to believe. 2mo
larah17 @KristenDuck I hope you enjoy it! @Jeannineth that's admittedly very true 😂 but I enjoyed it overall so I'mma let that one slide 🤣 2mo
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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The Outsider is everything I want in a book - a great mystery, really interesting characters, and a hint of the supernatural. The story begins with the horrific death of a child, and the arrest of a local coach and hero for his murder. There is a multitude of evidence for his guilt, but video footage shows him 70 miles away at the time of the murder. I was kept guessing throughout, there was no let up of tension, and I loved it.

Goodreads 31/52

Magpiegem Oooh this sounds great! Thanks for the recommendation 😊 2mo
larah17 @Magpiegem honestly one of my favourite books of the last few months! I hope you enjoy it too 😁 2mo
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Mehso-so

This was the result of picking a book completely at random, where I told myself I had to read whatever I pulled. While I haven't read the Twilight series in years, it was kind of interesting to revisit that world and read all of the backstory that Stephenie Meyer invented.

MountTBR2019 16/52
Goodreads 30/52

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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This was a really solid thriller, where a couple, having left their baby at home next door while attending dinner at the neighour's, come home to find their baby missing. Some twists I predicted, others I didn't, and overall I enjoyed it and was kept guessing until the end.

#MountTBR2019 16/32
Goodreads 29/32

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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This is a great conclusion to the duology. The characters are so well developed, and the story is really clever and interesting. This duology definitely has a different feel to the Grisha trilogy that preceeded it, it's much less of a classic fantasy, it's unique, and it's so worth the hype that it receives.

Goodreads 28/52

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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It took me a little while to get into this story but I‘m so glad I stuck with it, as it definitely deserves the hype. I became very attached to all of the characters, and was really rooting for all of the friendships and relationships going forward into Crooked Kingdom. It‘s a completely different feel of a book from the Grisha trilogy that precedes it, it‘s much less of a standard fantasy, and it‘s completely unique.

Goodreads 27/52

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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I wish I could say otherwise, but I didn‘t enjoy this book at all. I didn‘t find it funny, I thought the story dragged, and I wasn‘t interested in any of the characters. I also disliked that random characters were thrown in for a page or two, without any real point. However, I do think this could translate well to TV, so I might watch the upcoming series, but the book didn‘t work for me.

Goodreads 26/52

TracyReadsBooks I had the exact same reaction about the book (especially disappointing as I am a huge fan of Neil Gaiman‘s writing) and the tv show. I agree it might be more fun to watch than it was to read. 2mo
Susannah I totally agree with you. I DNF‘d the book. I‘ll be watching the show, though! ☺️ 2mo
larah17 @TracyReadsBooks @Susannah I'm glad I'm not the only one, I thought everyone loved this book!! 😅 2mo
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Graceling | Krintin Cashore
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This was a pretty standard YA fantasy for me - enjoyable and had interesting aspects to the magical world. I really liked the characters overall and I‘ll continue with the series, even though I believe the main characters change between books.

Goodreads 25/52
MountTBR2019 15/36

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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I really, really enjoyed this series. This book might have been my least favourite, partially because of Alina's character, wavering between complete powerlessness (the beginning) and having an unnatural, all consuming desire for more and more power, but it still really delivered a great story and great characters - Nikolai is the best, Mal actually isn't the worst, and the Darkling has more scenes - it's the best of all aspects!

Goodreads 24/52

booksensation I‘m in the second book of this series! Can‘t wait to finish it 3mo
larah17 @booksensation I really enjoyed it, and the sequel duology Six of Crows, you should totally go for that after! 😁 2mo
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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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I didn't find this second book in the series as gripping as the first, whether that's a matter of a lack of Darkling scenes (there can never be enough), or frustration with Mal being an absolute moron sometimes. That being said, I still really enjoy this story and world, and we got an absolute gift in Nikolai. He is the best. I can't wait to read King of Scars now, a whole book about Nikolai? Yes please.

Goodreads 23/52

KirstieE Yes to everything you just said ! 😂 3mo
larah17 @KirstieE 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I really liked this book, both as a standalone novel and as the introduction to the Grisha world. The world and magic system are so interesting - while elemental magic is something that I've seen countless times, the author really makes it seem like something new. It has plenty of YA tropes, such as the orphaned, "chosen one" protagonist and a love triangle, but honestly, it does them well and I enjoyed the hell out of it.

Goodreads 22/52

BookHoarder32 Love the new covers 3mo
larah17 @BookHoarder32 they‘re so, so beautiful 😍 2mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I listened to the audiobook of this last week, LOVED IT, ordered the entire series off Amazon, and am immediately rereading this in physical format before I can move onto the second in the series... is it weird that I can‘t bear the thought of not having read the series in a consistent format? 😂 also LOOK HOW PRETTY 😍

LoverofLit So pretty! 😍 I absolutely loved these books and the whole cast of characters in them. 4mo
larah17 @LoverofLit I love it so much! I really can‘t wait to continue with the series and get on to Six of Crows 😁 4mo
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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen McManus
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This was really enjoyable, but I wasn‘t as invested in the mystery as I was in the author‘s previous book. I did love the characters and the romance, overall it was still great 😁

Goodreads 21/52

BookDragonNotWorm I agree completely! 😀 4mo
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My first reread of Harry Potter in about 6 years, and I still adored it. I was very struck by how obviously aimed this first book is towards children, I had almost forgotten! And it‘s going to be interesting to note how the tone changes as I read through the series.

Goodreads 20/52
#popsugarreadingchallenge A reread of a favourite book

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I love Phryne Fisher. I don‘t know what to say about these books anymore except they are delightful. Phryne is working on solving a murder while also searching for a missing army veteran, and does it with F.L.A.I.R.

#MountTBR2019 14/36
Goodreads 19/52

Dolly I‘m watching the tv series right now. Fun! 4mo
larah17 @Dolly I adore the TV show, it made me want to read the books ☺️ 4mo
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This was an interesting and very frustrating story of an English girl who went missing in Japan, and the weird and terrifying discoveries that were made during the ensuing search. I enjoyed the writing as it was not written in the dense manner that some true crime can be.

#MountTBR2019 13/36
Goodreads 18/52

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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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Mehso-so

3 stars

This was a very strange reading experience. The nadsat language really distanced me from the story - I kept having to stop and think about what a certain word meant - but as most of the story was fairly awful subject matter, maybe that was for the best.

#MountTBR2019 12/36
Goodreads 17/52
#BOOKED2019 Food or Beverage on Cover

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I really enjoyed this novel about a dysfunctional family who all travel home when their father dies. It‘s laugh-out-loud funny in parts, and just a really solid read.

Goodreads 16/52

SheReadsAndWrites I love this book. 4mo
larah17 @SheReadsAndWrites it was a random library pickup for me and I‘m so glad it was! 4mo
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This was a fairly enjoyable romance about a professor looking for a wife based on a wife questionnaire he has compiled, and the girl who is totally wrong for him on paper. Quick and cute.

Goodreads 15/52

tpixie This was a fun, quirky read. 4mo
larah17 @tpixie agreed 😊 glad you liked it too! 4mo
tpixie ♥️ 4mo
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Mehso-so

The first section was interesting, describing brainwashing using several real-life examples. The second section, going into detail on neuroscience, was too much for me, and I skimmed through the rest, including the third section which I didn‘t think added much to the book. I think the author did a great job of explaining complex ideas, but had I not skimmed, this book would have taken me the rest of the month to read 😂

Goodreads 14/52

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I loved this, and read it super quick, in about an hour and a half! While this wasn‘t my favourite of the series so far it did contain my favourite quote:

“Phryne nodded. His arm was strong and he smelt delightfully of oranges. She was beginning to have designs upon him.” 🍊

#MountTBR2019 11/36
Goodreads 13/52
#popsugarreadingchallenge A book featuring an amateur detective
#BOOKED2019 Female detective

Tanisha_A I am watching the series on NF. Delightful! 😃 5mo
Cinfhen Well done💟 5mo
larah17 @Tanisha_A it‘s excellent, I watched that before reading the books and loved it! And the CLOTHES 😍 @Cinfhen thank you! I started it at 10 pm on Jan 31st, and I was determined to finish it before Feb 😂 5mo
Cinfhen #Goals!!!!! 5mo
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Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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I‘m sorry to say that I wasn‘t a fan of this book. I know that it is hailed for focusing entirely on Jack, the 5 year olds perspective, but personally, it just wasn‘t for me; I just couldn‘t connect at all with the childish, disjointed descriptions.

#MountTBR2019 10/36
Goodreads 12/52
#POPSUGARreadingchallenge A book based on a true story

MallenNC I didn‘t love this one either. I appreciated what the author was going for though. 6mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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I am SO DANG PROUD of myself for finally reading Jane Eyre - and what‘s more, reading 2/3 of it today! I enjoyed this more than I expected to; once I got through the first 50 pages or so I found it quite a quick read.

#MountTBR2019 10/36
Goodreads 11/36
#POPSUGARreadingchallenge A book that includes a wedding
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Reviewsbylola I read this one for a college course and really liked it. 6mo
DGRachel One of my favorite classics!😍 6mo
MallenNC It's my favorite classic. The beginning is a little tough, I admit! Glad you enjoyed it. 6mo
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Tashaxlynn I‘m reading it this semester and I‘m really looking forward to it! 6mo
larah17 @Reviewsbylola @DGRachel @MallenNC I‘m glad you all enjoyed it, I haven‘t read many classics but it‘s up among my favorites for now anyway 😁 @Tashaxlynn I hope you like it! I can only imagine that there would be so much in it that could be studied and analysed 😊 6mo
MallenNC @larah17 There are a lot of classics I haven‘t read either. I struggle with long boos so that makes me avoid many of them! But Jane Eyre is my favorite of the ones I have read. 6mo
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Martin Misunderstood | Karin Slaughter
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This was a weird little book, very different from the thriller I previously read by this author. I liked it, but I‘m struggling to categorize it - part mystery-thriller, part black comedy...total oddity!

Goodreads 10/52

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The Commitments | Roddy Doyle
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It took me a little while to get used to the writing style in this book (which is about 95% dialogue with an almost complete lack of narration) but when I did, this was fairly enjoyable. The dialogue is quick and witty and written as it would sound in a Dublin accent, so really there‘s no wonder it was made into a movie as the book is absolutely made for it!

#MountTBR2019 9/36
Goodreads 9/52
#BOOKED2019 Set in Ireland/Irish author

CarolynM Love this one and the whole Barrytown trilogy. My favourite is 6mo
larah17 @CarolynM I‘ll have to check out the others! 😁 6mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Atmospheric, creepy, claustrophobic and thoroughly engaging. I wanted more information though! But at least now I can watch the movie 😊

#MountTBR2019 8/36
Goodreads 8/52
#POPSUGARreadingchallenge A book about a family

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That last bits a bit of a spoiler, might want to put a spoiler cover on it. Just a though. 6mo
larah17 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego you‘re absolutely right, I didn‘t even think! I‘ve changed it now 😁 thank you! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego No worries. I felt the same way as you did though. 😊 6mo
Reviewsbylola I totally agree about wanting more information! I loved this one too. 6mo
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The Last Battle | C. S. Lewis
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The last book of the series and I have problems. First, the Calormenes are back, so more troubling descriptions of the dark-skinned barbarians. Second, Susan is left completely alone in her own world, because she‘s now interested in boys and lipstick (I.e. no longer “innocent” enough for the reward of Narnia)?! That‘s FUCKED UP. I‘m disappointed that it ended like this, because the last few books were charming.

#MountTBR2019 7/36
Goodreads 7/52

vlwelser I really disliked this one as well. The religious undertone was especially off putting to me. 6mo
Graywacke Good points. Strange last book, seemed to me the didactic side went overkill 6mo
BookwormM Loved this series as a child probably because I missed the religious motifs I have been meaning to revisit as an adult interested to see how I feel about it now 6mo
larah17 @vlwelser @Graywacke @BookwormM really, I didn‘t even mind the religious undertones in the rest of the series, but it really was overkill in this one, and I could only fit a fraction of it in the Litsy character count... but I‘ll hold on to the fact that I liked the other books! 6mo
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The Silver Chair | C. S. Lewis
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I thought that I‘d be annoyed that the annoying Eustace got into Narnia again, rather than the poor Pevensie children. But actually, I enjoyed this book. It wasn‘t as charming as the previous two, but it had the great character of Puddleglum which made up for that 😁

#MountTBR2019 6/36
Goodreads 6/52

CaramelLunacy It also helped (for me) that Jill was pretty great! 6mo
larah17 @CaramelLunacy that‘s true actually, I did like her a lot! 6mo
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This was great. I truly am enjoying these books more with every book. I loved seeing all of the different places as the group try to find Aslan‘s country. I did find it quite sad that the Pevensies are now finished in Narnia, but I‘m excited to see how the last two books will go.

#MountTBR2019 5/36
Goodreads 5/52

HeatherBlue Beautiful cover!! 6mo
Sos I loved these books so much when I was a kid - this print looks beautiful ♥️ 6mo
larah17 @HeatherBlue @Sapphira I got the whole series together a few years ago - I love the covers! 😁 6mo
JLaurenceCohen Check out Michael Ward's Planet Narnia 6mo
larah17 @JLaurenceCohen I‘ve just had a quick google, and that looks super interesting, maybe I might! 😁 6mo
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I really liked Prince Caspian - while the battle felt a bit rushed, Caspian‘s story and the Pevensie children returning to Narnia after hundreds of years were really lovely.

#MountTBR2019 4/36
Goodreads 4/52

Bradleygirl I love the kids getting to be basically King Arthur returning x4 😁 6mo
larah17 @Bradleygirl that‘s a very good comparison 😁 (edited) 6mo
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This was the most enjoyable Narnia book for me so far - maybe because it‘s a story I didn‘t already know. It seems to be a little more in depth than the previous books which I liked a lot.

#MountTBR2019 3/36
Goodreads 3/52

Cailey_Mac I love C.S. Lewis🙌🏼 7mo
larah17 @Cailey_Mac I can‘t believe I hadn‘t read him before! 🙈 6mo
Cailey_Mac @larah17 Definitely enjoy!! 6mo
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This was enjoyable enough, but as it‘s a children‘s book everything happened very quickly - I almost wish it had been drawn out into a longer story.

#MountTBR2019 2/36
Goodreads 2/52

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This was a fun read, and a good start to 2019. Hopefully this will be my first series of the year.

#MountTBR2019 1/36
Goodreads 1/52

laur89 I have the entire Chronicles of Narnia book sitting on my shelf to read this year! 7mo
mydearwatson I‘ve never seen this cover of it before! 7mo
larah17 @laur89 I‘m determined to make it through so many of my unread books this year 😂 @mydearwatson it was a box set that I got, it must be 12-13 years ago now! 7mo
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laur89 Narnia is one of the series for my #SeriesRead challenge! I got the full chunkster in very good condition on ThriftBooks for 4$ early last year, and it‘s been staring at me since then. 😅 7mo
larah17 @laur89 oh that‘s great! Because it‘s a chunkster, but it‘s also quite a quick read 😁 I hope you enjoy it! It‘s definitely one of those series that you feel like you should read in your life 😅 7mo
laur89 Exactly! That‘s why I feel even more guilty having it on my shelf for so long haha 7mo
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This year, I‘m going to be ambitious. I‘m setting my Goodreads at 52 books, the same as 2018, but I really want to try and get through as many of my TBR as possible. So I‘m also gonna try to climb #MountTBR2019, as well as completing the #Booked2019 and #POPSUGAR2019 challenges 🙈 the TBR stack is going down this year!!

What reading challenges are you participating in?

HOTPock3tt Good reads (50 books) and #MountTBR2019 7mo
Cortg Good luck! I‘m just sticking to GR (60) and my monthly book club picks. 7mo
4thhouseontheleft We‘re doing most of the same challenges, but I set my #MountTBR a mountain lower. 😃 7mo
laur89 Is MountTBR a challenge to read the books on your TBR pile? How do you know what to call your “mountain”? 7mo
larah17 @HOTPock3tt @Cortg @4thhouseontheleft best of luck to you all! I‘m so excited about this years reading 😁 @laur89 it is indeed! There are rules and such about what counts, it has to be books you‘ve owned pre-2019, check out https://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2018/10/mount-tbr-reading-challenge-2019.htm... if you‘re interested 😊 Bev has set out the different “mountain” sizes there! 7mo
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I completely forgot that I listened to this audiobook a few weeks ago, as I wanted to watch the movie. George Smiley, recently retired from British intelligence, is brought back to search for a suspected Russian spy within the top ranks of the agency. The book is really interesting, although I found myself getting lost in parts, but I think that wouldn‘t be an issue if I had read it!

DGRachel I love the Smiley books (and the film adaptations). You really need to read the books before watching the film, though, otherwise you‘d be completely lost! 7mo
larah17 @DGRachel oh absolutely! I saw the film years ago and was so confused 😂 then watched it after reading the book and it was great! 7mo
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Replica | Lauren Oliver
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And with this book I‘ve finished my first ever reading challenge 😁

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🥳🎉🙌🏻 7mo
Naj Congrats!! 🙌🏼📚🎉 7mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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Trashcanman Wooot Wooot awesome sauce 7mo
Liatrek Awesome 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 7mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo!!! 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 7mo
WeeWeegieBookworm Congrats!!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊 7mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 7mo
Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉🎉 7mo
JennyM Congrats 🥳 7mo
Mollyanna Woohoo! Congrats! 🎉🍾🎉 7mo
Reggie Great Job!!! 7mo
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Replica | Lauren Oliver
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This was such an interesting way to read a book! The story is written from two perspectives and you flip the book upside down to read the second. I read one chapter at a time before flipping and reading the chapter from the other perspective. A really interesting story and I‘ll definitely pick up the sequel when it comes out.

monkeygirlsmama I‘m stacking because the cover caught my eye first and the style of this book screams kooky and fun. 7mo
BookwormM Sounds intriguing stacked 7mo
CouronneDhiver Whoa! 😳 Interesting 7mo
larah17 @monkeygirlsmama @BookwormM I hope you guys like it! I love the thought that went into making it a different reading experience 😊 @CouronneDhiver it‘s very good, you should pick it up! I‘m not sure when the sequel is out but looking forward to it now 😊 7mo
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Paris | Wiliam Owen Roberts
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The writing in this book was very good, especially considering that it is a translated work, but the writing can not change the fact that the book is dull. It follows the plight of Russian emigrants in Paris and Berlin following the First World War, showing the conflict between communism and nazism in Europe. I found the characters lacking in personality or opinions of any sort.

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13 Minutes | Sarah Pinborough
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This was EXCELLENT. Popular girl Tasha is found near death in a river, and secretly reunites with her “uncool” ex-best-friend Becca to find out what happened to her. Sarah Pinborough has gained a new fan with this one. The plot twists were totally unexpected to me, and it was just...great!

CoffeeNBooks I thought this was a really great book! 7mo
larah17 @CoffeeNBooks I really enjoyed it! 7mo
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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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This is a very good thriller. Charlie and Sam are estranged sisters who witnessed their mothers murder as children. A school shooting, and their fathers illness, brings them together as adults to come to terms with what happened to them all those years ago. This was my first Karen Slaughter, but it won‘t be my last.

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Ann Rule‘s classic true crime novel tells of her friendship with a young man she volunteered with at a call centre, and the years of disbelief and doubt she faced as he became known as one of the most notorious serial killers in the world. This was a slow read for me, but worth the time. She really humanizes the victims which is amazing in a true crime novel.

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