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Laughterhp
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Finished my second #trappedonanisland read. This one was pretty good. I liked learning more of Ronan‘s background and family story. These are still good on audio and can‘t wait to pick up the next book.

#seriesRead2022

TheSpineView Fantastic! 9h
aperfectmjk 🤗🤗 5h
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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Enjoying some reading time outside (finally) before it gets buggy out!

Just started this one today.

Hazel2019 Love the nail polish! 24h
Laughterhp @Hazel2019 I‘m obsessed with it! 23h
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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I‘ve been tagged a few times to play this game! So here is a bulk catchup post!

#LetterA #LetterB #LetterC #LetterD #LetterE #LetterF
#AlphabetGame

vivastory Glad to see Essex Serpent on here! I loved it 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Essex is on my list! 4d
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Fevered Star | Rebecca Roanhorse
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All the stars!! I loved this book! It was just as good as the first book. I don‘t want to say I loved it more but it‘s close! I loved that we got more of the world building and a deeper dive into some of the characters. The cover does freak me out a bit though. It makes sense, but I don‘t love it.

#BookSpin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7d
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Laughterhp
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I really enjoyed this historical romance novel. I don‘t always love when they‘re wearing wigs and hair paint and stuff like that but this one wasn‘t too bad.

I‘m really interested in what the other character stories are.

I liked the 2 main characters and the story itself. I‘m glad it didn‘t really have any whacky twists. It was just a fun read.

#Trappedonanisland

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Thanks for the tag @Eggs !

🌸 I try to. There are some days I don‘t, but I always feel off on those rare days I don‘t read anything.
🌼 I don‘t watch new tv shows really. At night after work I‘m usually reading. During the day I listen to audiobooks when I‘m walking/exercising, cleaning or even working.
🌺 Depends on my mood, but usually fantasy or fantasy romance. Sometimes mystery.

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thank you for playing 🌺🌼 1w
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Laughterhp
The Maid | Nita Prose
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Mehso-so

This is almost a pan. This book made me so uncomfortable because I don‘t understand how people didn‘t understand Molly was neurodivergent/on the autism spectrum. They were clearly taking advantage of her. Also, the police got so frustrated with her because she was so literal.

I sped this up to 2.15x speed to get through it. (I need 3 debuts for #BOTM)

Also, I don‘t understand how Molly was so clueless but then was so devious.. just, nope.

squirrelbrain I had the same misgivings as you, and didn‘t love it like others seem to do. 1w
LiteraryinLawrence I agree with your take. When neurodivergence is treated as something that makes a character quirky, sometimes it rubs me the wrong way. 1w
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The Sol Majestic: A novel | Ferrett Steinmetz
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This was a low pick. I was a bit confused on some things through this whole book. I picked this up for a hope punk novel for #booked2022

Kenna is super poor and starving. He stumbles upon an advertisement to eat at a super exclusive restaurant. He‘s never tasted good that wasn‘t processed. He finds a whole world where he finally fits in. His journey is very long but also only the course of a month.

Cinfhen Sounds interesting 🤨 #HopePunk was definitely the hardest prompt!!!! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I still haven't read my #HopePunk choice but it's Octavia Butler so I'm definitely looking forward to it. Good for you for the stretch with this one! 1w
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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Here are the books I‘ve chosen for @Clwojick for the month of August for #trappedonanisland

I hope you find a book or 2 you love!

Clwojick Perfect! Have you read any of these? Did you pick randomly, or did they intriguing to you? Just curious how you made your choices. I found it hard to pick my five for @TheAromaofBooks Thank you so much! 💛 (edited) 1w
Laughterhp @Clwojick I‘ve read the tagged. Some are also on my TBR and the others just looked intriguing to me! And I thought they‘d all be good summer reads. 1w
Clwojick Agreed! It looks like a great summer mix! 1w
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Small Angels | Lauren Owen
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Super excited for this August book! Hadn‘t heard of it prior to today, but it sounds like a book I‘m really in the mood for.

I also added a book from June, because it seems like a fun, haunted beach read!

#BOTM

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Elin Hilderbrand‘s books!! 1w
BookBosomed1 I read Hotel Nantucket. It‘s a good summer read. 1w
Laughterhp @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think it might be my first read of hers! 1w
Laughterhp @BookBosomed1 Oh good! That‘s what I‘m looking for! 😊 1w
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Paladin's Grace | T Kingfisher
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I really enjoyed this book. I liked the world set up and the characters. I definitely plan to continue this series and see what else Kingfisher has to offer!

Stephen has lost his god and has had nothing to live for for 3 years. His group was taken in by the Temple of the Rats. Grace makes/sells perfumes and is accused of poisoning and thrown in jail. This book has a lot going on in the world and there is a bigger mystery going on as well.

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Laughterhp
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Mehso-so

I picked this up for my work book club and we are meeting Tuesday to discuss.

Overall, I liked this book but I wasn‘t expecting it to basically be a biography of her and her family. I was expecting to get more help in how to be more ambitious and help planning for your future career and goals.

Basically she went through her journey (which sounded exhausting) and then the last chapter was going over simple ways to plan depending on your goals.

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Yay! Just signed up for the fall swap!

#FallingForFallSwap

Avanders Yay!! Thanks for the repost! ♥️😘🍂🎃🍁 2w
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Laughterhp
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Eek!

Lisa Jewell is coming to my local bookstore!

Now to see if I can find a friend to go with me because I‘ve never been to an author event before!

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Paladin's Grace | T Kingfisher
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The pup is sick, so I set up an air mattress in the basement so I can keep an eye on him at night. He‘s not allowed in our bedroom or bed, so this is the best way to keep an eye on him.

Really enjoying this book. It‘s one of my first T. Kingfisher books.

Megabooks I‘m sure he appreciates it, and I hope he feels better soon! 2w
BookBosomed1 I hope he feels better soon! It‘s hard to see the fur babies sick. 2w
tpixie Hope your puppy feels better soon! The cozy red blanket has to make him feel better! 2w
DivineDiana You‘re a good Mom! Sending him healing wishes. 🐶 2w
kspenmoll I hope the pup is better now! 2w
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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I don‘t know if I‘ve tried to read this before or just looked it up, but the beginning was familiar to me.

I really liked this one and plan to continue the series. I really liked Blue and all the “raven boys”.

I picked this up because it came up on a list for #foundfamily and I needed it for #pop22

Leniverse I love that series! I'm reading it for the second time now, this time a buddy read with my teen. The second book is my favourite, but they're all great. Looking forward to the spin-off about the Lynch brothers too. Just waiting for the third and final book to come out. 2w
Cortg Oooh, I‘ve had this on my bookshelf for years but just never seem to pick it up. I‘ve heard great things! 2w
Megabooks I have read many great reviews of this series! I remember it being a huge litsy hit a few years ago. 2w
Cinfhen I read this a few years back…it wasn‘t really my jam but I did enjoy it. Great choice for #FoundFamily 2w
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Mrs England | Stacey Halls
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Here are my #Roll100 August books! I‘m really excited for these books, so 🤞🏻🤞🏻 I can read them!

PuddleJumper Whoop! 2w
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Here is my August #BookSpin list. Not sure if I‘ll do bingo yet. It‘s been a while since I‘ve attempted it.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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Mehso-so

Hmm so I had no idea this was a psychological thriller or really what this book was about. I picked it up for #pop22 - about a secret

I think it still can be used for the prompt. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I didn‘t like anyone in this book. They were all awful. I knew one of the “twists”, but the others surprised me. Needless to say, I have mixed feelings on this book.

BarbaraBB Your reviews made me chuckle 🤭 “They were all awful” 😀 2w
sherri I didn't realize it was a thriller going in either. That caught me off guard. I agree with your review. 2w
Cinfhen I read this for the same prompt but I honestly can‘t remember much about it - 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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squirrelbrain Hmmm, doesn‘t sound like one I‘ll try! 2w
Laughterhp @BarbaraBB Haha! They were! 2w
Cortg Thanks for the heads up! I‘m not a big psychological thriller fan but always feel impelled to read them when people are talking, then I‘m disappointed. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
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Knot My Type | Evie Mitchell
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Was there actually a story here? I‘m pretty sure it was Frankie and Jay meeting. Him saying once he‘s not a relationship guy, then them saying screw it, let‘s have a relationship. There was a bit of a story about Frankie‘s podcast and they go to 1 event together. Otherwise, it‘s them having sex 95% of the time. I picked this up for #pop22 - protagonist uses mobility aid

This was a romance out of my wheelhouse but only 5hr audio.

#JubilantJuly

Megabooks A person in a wheelchair wouldn‘t have thighs that muscular. Growing up with a mom who has paralyzed legs from polio, you notice things like that. 🙄 3w
Laughterhp @Megabooks She said she had spinal cancer when she was 3. So she still had some feeling. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Megabooks But was she using them because some of it comes from disuse, and the wheelchair on the cover you can‘t get in and out of easily by standing. Idk. I think sometimes they don‘t make considerations about things like that for cover art. The book could be perfect, which I guess it‘s not 😉, but the cover art doesn‘t make sense to me. It‘s like they said, “make her conventionally attractive but sitting!” (edited) 3w
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Laughterhp @Megabooks Ohh I gotcha! Yeah, there is no way her legs are as muscular as they are on the cover! From what I could tell, she wasn‘t using her legs at all! Always in a wheelchair. 3w
BarbaraBB Your review made me laugh out loud 🤣 3w
Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 3w
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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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I picked this one up for #NoShameReadathon - Slasher horror pick

I‘m not a horror person, I‘m such a wimp and I‘m definitely not a slasher film person! So I was definitely hesitant. Definitely a bit gruesome at the end.

However, I really liked this book and couldn‘t put it down. It was also a super quick read.

#JubilantJuly

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3w
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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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This was a reread for me. I started reading the sequel, but I couldn‘t remember what happened.

Decided to quickly register to this, so I can read Fevered Star.

Just as good as the first time I read it.

#JubilantJuly

Chrissyreadit I need to read this. I‘m bummed she hasn‘t added to the series she started though. 3w
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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I flew through this one! It was such a fun, quick read. It‘s definitely a rom-com, but also has some heartbreak and sad things. I laughed a few times.

This book was so fun and a perfect summer read! Though it‘s way too hot to enjoy my new deck furniture. Currently experiencing a heat wave.

I‘ve lost count of books read for #JubilantJuly

Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 3w
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The Blue Castle | L. M. Montgomery
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Hey Chrissy and Sarah! I found this book today and I‘m pretty sure we were trying to do a mark up read outside of LMPBC. It looks like I got 50 pages into this book (and if I remember correctly, found it super depressing).

Do you want me to send this back to you Chrissy? Or should I send it along to Sarah. Sorry for the delay, I literally don‘t know how long I‘ve had this book. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Chrissyreadit Too funny! I did like it, if Sarah wants to read it that‘s fine. I‘m not worried either way. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Whatever works for you!! I will say that this is one of my all-time favorite books, and even though it does start rough, Valancy takes control of her life and turns this into a genuinely happy, funny story... so it may be worth trying to reread 😂 I'm always happy to read it again if you send it my way, just whatever works best!! 3w
Chrissyreadit I agree with @TheAromaofBooks I definitely felt better as it went along. 3w
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The Fastest Way to Fall | Denise Williams
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I loved this book! I remember hearing about it on a podcast, I just don‘t remember which one.

Britta wants to be a writer and she starts writing a blog/social media about signing up for a fitness app that doesn‘t focus on weight loss, just getting healthier. She meets Wes, her trainer, who is also the CEO of the company. There was a lot happening in this book and I loved it.

#trappedonanisland - Book 2 read
#JubilantJuly - Book 4 read

aperfectmjk Yay!!!! 🤗 3w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3w
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Laughterhp
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I loved this book so much! I don‘t even know what to say. I just want to go play video games now and play all my old Super Nintendo favorites.

#booked2022 - title repeats itself
#doublespin - #BOTM
#JubilantJuly - Book 3 finished

TheSpineView I loved this book too! 3w
Cinfhen GREAT pick!!! And mad love for Donkey Kong 🦍♥️🎮 3w
Andrew65 I need to get hold of this, we‘ll done 👏👏👏 3w
TheAromaofBooks I've seen so many positive reviews for this one!! 3w
marleed It makes me keep reminiscing how proud my grade-school son was when he discovered the constant procurement of oxen made safe passage to Oregon almost every time! 3w
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Laughterhp
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Finished this one on Sunday.

It was a lovely story. A book about the afterlife, life and death, dealing with grief and love. This book made me want to drink a big cup of tea.

#pop22 - about the afterlife
#JubilantJuly - Book 2 finished

Andrew65 Well donee 👏👏👏 I need to read this. 3w
squirrelbrain I‘ve heard so many good things about this one! 3w
Cortg Awesome! I loved the tagged book. I'll have to check this one out as well. 3w
Cinfhen So many people have loved this book and the author ❤️ 3w
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Hunt the Stars | Jessie Mihalik
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I really loved this book! Tavi‘s crew gets hired to catch a thief and recover what they stole. She gets hired by people they were at war with for 10 years but are currently at peace with.

They head across space to the enemy territory and her crew gets to know and become friendly with their “enemies”.

This is a sci-fi romance. It‘s a bit steamy and I loved it.

#swordandlaserpodcast #swordandlaser
#JubilantJuly - Book 1 finished Saturday

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3w
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Took me a bit to figure it out but here are my goals for #JubilantJuly

Finish the 3 books on the right and start the other 2 books. One on audio and 1 in print.

Don‘t know how much I‘ll get done this weekend because we are camping with other people, but we‘ll see.

Andrew65 Best of luck. I lover Entry Island. 4w
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City of Thorns | C N Crawford
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This book is pure fluff and it was great. It wasn‘t exactly what I was expecting but it was a fun fantasy/paranormal steamy romance.

Not saying too much since it‘s my #LMPBC pick for this round.

peanutnine Awesome! I can't wait to read it 1mo
BethM Yay! 4w
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Laughterhp
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This book was just lovely and sad. When it got to a certain part it was just heartbreaking.

My books have had an unintentional 90s theme lately. I couldn‘t put this book down at a certain point and had to keep reading. I‘ve only read a few Emma Straub books but I‘m glad I picked this one up.

I don‘t know if I‘ve ever read a contemporary book that was sci-fi for 1 person.

#CampLitsy

Megabooks I‘m so looking forward to starting this soon! Glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m about a quarter of the way through and loving it so far. 1mo
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Laughterhp
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Awh this was such a sweet story. I loved it! The graphics could have been a little bit richer. There just wasn‘t much to look at. But I loved the story.

I can‘t wait to pick up the other volumes and I might actually watch the Netflix show if they stuck close to this story.

#pop22 - adapted in 2022
#booked2022 - adapted for the small screen

squirrelbrain Great choice! ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Everyone is raving about this one 😄 1mo
AbigailJaneBlog Not only does the show stick closely to the story, but it really enriches it through the other characters. 1mo
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JenReadsAlot I'll be reading volume 4 this weekend and they are so good! 1mo
Cortg @AbigailJaneBlog Good to know! I have vol. 2&3 on hold at the library, then I just might check out the screen adaptation! 4w
AbigailJaneBlog @Cortg if you're into it, then I would definitely recommend. Vol. 3 is my personal favourite 😊 4w
writerlibrarian Both good. The books and the series. They compliment each other. Rare. 4w
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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Bailedbailed

#SorryNotSorry

Too many books and not enough time to read a book that isn‘t engaging me. 🤷🏻‍♀️Just have no interest in picking this book back up.

Sorry #CampLitsy, looks like I won‘t be reading Either/Or in August.

Chelsea.Poole I‘m with you on this one, I bailed. And I won‘t be able to participate in the discussion for Either/or 1mo
Megabooks It seems the first book is already polarizing! Sorry you won‘t be joining us in August. 4w
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Laughterhp
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I really enjoyed this book. The sexism was infuriating. Crazy how they feel it‘s okay to treat women.

I don‘t know if this book was laugh out loud funny, but I did like this book and would recommend it. I didn‘t mind all the science talk either.

The audio was really great as well.

I‘m using this for my #decadesreadingchallenge - set in 1960s

sarahbarnes This one just came in for me at the library! 1mo
Laughterhp Forgot I was using this one for my make your own prompt - set in 1960s #Booked2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 3w
Cinfhen Agreed…This was a good one on audio 🎧 3w
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Princess Elizabeth's Spy | Susan Elia MacNeal
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Really enjoyed this second novel in the Maggie Hope series. She ends up working in Windsor Castle as a tutor for Princess Elizabeth.

There are spies, mystery, intrigue, codes and code breaking. Set during WWII.

I definitely plan to continue this series! I love Maggie.

Laughterhp Forgot this was a June #Roll100 roll 15. @PuddleJumper 3w
PuddleJumper That's great! 3w
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Breathless | Amy McCulloch
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This was a low pick for me. I‘m kind of over thrillers, but decided to give this one a try.

Cecily is given the opportunity of a lifetime, climb a mountain over 8,000 meters with a team. If she summits, she gets an interview that will help her journalism career. But there is a killer on the mountain. I wasn‘t expecting who the killer was and the twists were good.

#Booked2022 - about an expedition
#NoShameReadathon - thriller

ReadingOver50 I really enjoyed this book 1mo
Cinfhen This actually sounds good, because im kind of over thrillers too!! 1mo
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How am I just responding to letters I received in June (of 2021)!!

I am so sorry friends! I‘m responding to a bunch of different letters I received last year!

I just opened up 3 letters I received in March 🤦‍♀️

Hopefully I can keep the momentum going because I have 6 more I have to respond to!

#LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂 4w
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A Marvellous Light | Freya Marske
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I wasn‘t sure what this book was about when I first started it. So it took me a bit to get into it. It‘s an Edwardian England and a magical world. People don‘t know about magic or that there are magicians. Robin gets cursed and he teams up with Eddie to figure out why and what happened to his missing predecessor. It‘s also a M/M romance that is pretty steamy! There is conspiracies, mysteries and danger!

#getTBR - one of my recs this quarter

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Finished my first #trappedonanisland book!

This was my first Christina Lauren book and I really enjoyed it. Having just been to Hawaii, there were a few things that stuck out to me. No way they weren‘t jet lagged going there and I don‘t think they ever put on sunscreen 🤣.

Other than that this book already made me miss Hawaii and I want to go back to Maui. I really liked Olive and Ethan and it really pisses me off when no one believes women.

BkClubCare Fun review. 1mo
Laughterhp Forgot I was using this for #pop22 - #booktok recommendation (I saw it on a list, I‘m barely on tiktok) @Cinfhen @Megabooks @Cortg @squirrelbrain @RaeLovesToRead @BarbaraBB @KarenUK @jenniferw88 1mo
Cinfhen Fun pick!!! Sounds perfect for long lazy summer days 🍹 1mo
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Cinfhen Love the cover 🤩 1mo
aperfectmjk Glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great choice! 1mo
Cortg Perfect summer read! 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @EadieB !

1. So-So. I‘m behind on my GR challenge to read 200 books. I‘m only at 95, so I‘m 6 books behind. I‘m completely slacking on #ShelfofShame, doing good at #pop22 and doing okay at #NoShameReadathon and okay at #Booked2022

2. The #ShelfofShame is to read books I already own. Supposed to read 12, haven‘t read 1 😬. But I have been reading my own books not on that list.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView At least you are working on already owned. Better than me for sure! Thanks for playing! 1mo
EadieB You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 1mo
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It looks like so far I‘ve completed 24/40 #pop22 prompts. I‘m not sure if I‘m going for the Advanced or not, we‘ll see.

I‘m struggling to find books that I think I‘ll like for some prompts, like becoming tv/movie in 2022 and about a musical group or band.

BarbaraBB You‘re totally on scheme! 1mo
Cinfhen Even if you don‘t love the music from The Foo Fighters / this audio was AMAZING 1mo
Cinfhen For becoming a movie 🍿 I did audio of this Stephen King novel / kind of dated but not a terrible choice 1mo
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Laughterhp @Cinfhen I‘ve never actually read a Stephen King because I am always going to assume his books are way too scary for me! 1mo
Cinfhen It wasn‘t scary or violent / it‘s about a couple who have super powers due to participating in a government experiment They have a child who possess her own unique power 1mo
Cinfhen I know it sounds kitschy 😜it was very 1980‘s (edited) 1mo
Laughterhp @Cinfhen Oh that‘s good to know! I‘ll check it out! Sounds a bit like Stranger Things to me though I‘ve only seen a total of 3 episodes of that show. 1mo
squirrelbrain You‘re doing well! 😁 1mo
KarenUK You‘re doing great! 1mo
Cortg If you want a quick read, try this graphic novel 1mo
Cortg Daisy Jones and the Six or the Storyteller were both great reads for music. 1mo
Laughterhp @Cortg My library doesn‘t have Heartstopper. I‘ve tried looking for it before ☹️. And I bailed on Daisy Jones, which put me in the situation thinking I won‘t find a music book I‘ll like! 😊 1mo
Cortg Pick a favorite musician or two, I‘m sure you‘ll find a good memoir! 1mo
Cinfhen I also wanted to say that I really enjoyed the memoir read by the author for #genderIdentity - it was a bit gossipy but Caitlyn really shared her transformative journey in a deep and insightful manner - I was pleasantly surprised 1mo
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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I am so bored. Does this get better? Does something happen? I‘m 100 pages in and I have no idea how I‘m going to go 300 more pages and read the sequel for #CampLitsy

I was interested in the story at first and read through it pretty quickly, but it‘s just so slow or something. I don‘t read a lot of character driven novels, I need action. 🤷🏻‍♀️

cariashley I remember feeling the same way… I stuck it out and did find the last third to be pretty funny actually, and overall I liked it, but it was definitely a slog at times. 1mo
violabrain If you like plot driven novels, I would say this is definitely not the book for you. Nothing really “happens” in the entire book. It‘s much more of a quirky, in-depth character study. 1mo
Addison_Reads I bailed at about 100 pages. I just couldn't get into it. 1mo
BarbaraBB I ended up enjoying it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Megabooks It turned right around then for me and ended up a a strong pick. 1mo
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So I wasn‘t sure to expect this book when I started it. I heard it was a romance but there is also so much grief in this book. This book made me feel uncomfortable but I also just couldn‘t put it down. I feel like this is a deeper romance than I normally read and a lot more complicated. Not going to say much more before the #CampLitsy discussion.

Laughterhp Also realized I can use this for Author Born in Africa - #Booked2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 1mo
Megabooks I‘m glad this worked for you so well! I‘m still reading, but I‘m excited for your input on Saturday! 1mo
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My Darling Duke | Stacy Reid
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Just realized I never posted my July #Bookspin and #DoubleSpin books.

A romance and any BOTM book not currently on my list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 1mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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I love reading Simone St James‘ books in the summer. This one had a lot going on. I got so creeped out at one point, I had to put the book down and take a break. I really liked this story and the way it unraveled. I didn‘t really know much about this book before reading it, so I don‘t want to say too much.

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Loki's Wolves | Melissa Marr, K L Armstrong
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Here are the 5 #trappedonanisland books I picked for @thereadingpal

Hope you find something you like to read!

thereadingpal thank you!!!! 1mo
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I originally picked up this this book because of #BOTM. I had never heard of it before I picked it. There are only so many books I can read, so I decided to try it on audio. Loved it! Loved the accents and the different voices for everyone.

Jack comes back to his home island after being gone for 10 years. Someone has been snatching their girls. He helps to solve the mystery and a lot of other things I don‘t want to spoil. This is a light fantasy

Laughterhp This was actually my #DoubleSpin in the month of March @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
BrittanyReads I loved this too 1mo
Twainy I enjoyed this book ! 1mo
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Entry Island | Peter May
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Here are my July #Roll100 books!

I‘ve been totally failing at this challenge, but I‘m trying to get back into my reading challenges.

PuddleJumper Looks great! There is no failing this challenge 😂 1mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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My favorite read of June was the tagged book! I read some decent books this month, but this was the only one I have 5 stars to!

However, it doesn‘t quite beat Sea of Tranquility, because I‘m still thinking about that one.

As you can kind of see, my reading is all over the place and it‘s hard to compare some books!

SilversReviews LOVE this!! (edited) 1mo
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Murder at Mallowan Hall | Colleen Cambridge
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This is a fictional book from the point of view of the staff working at Agatha Christie‘s home with her 2nd husband.

A stranger shows up and the next morning is found murdered. The housekeeper decides to solve the murder because she doesn‘t believe the police can.

This gives Agatha some “ideas” for her books.

It was a fun read. The story is complete fiction, just has Agatha and Max in it.

It‘s the first in a series. Next one comes out Oct.

kspenmoll Sounds like fun! 1mo
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