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lindseytailored

Joined July 2016

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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🥀THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell was just the thriller I‘ve been needing. Jewell presented a creative plot that pulled me in and I finished it pretty quickly. I was able to figure out some of the surprises ahead of time, but nonetheless this read was still entertaining with solid character development.
#bookworm #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookporn #bookphotography #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklove #booklover #booklovers #bookish #bibliophile

Eggs Loved this book 📚 1y
lindseytailored @eggs it was a good one! 1y
Eggs Many more of hers I want to read!! 1y
Eggs Btw, love yr photo 1y
lindseytailored @eggs me too! I‘ve heard some of her other books are good as well. And thank you! ☺️ 1y
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I actually surprised myself at how quickly I read through this, and I believe it‘s because of Boyne‘s character development. I became so invested in his quirky and endearing subjects, that I just kept reading and reading and avoiding any adult responsibilities. I blame you for my dirty house John Boyne! 😆 Anyway, great read with fun characters and a lovely, satisfying ending, so don‘t let the size of the book intimidate you. #bookworm #bookaddict

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Mehso-so

I did struggle through this book a little. The writing style was hard for me to get used to and it was really dark, as I am sure addiction truly is, but there were some parts so slow and vulgar I almost wanted to skip ahead. I think a lot of that is due to a blunt description of someone struggling with addiction, but still hard to read nonetheless. I did appreciate his honesty even if I didn‘t always agree with his opinions or conclusions.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I liked this book until I found out that the author lied about it being a memoir. 1y
lindseytailored @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego oh yeah. I totally get that! We trust authors to be honest and it‘s a put off to violate our trust like that. 1y
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A Hundred Summers | Beatriz Williams
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I really enjoyed this book! I thought Williams provided a fascinating tale with a fun backdrop which would have made me feel on vacation even if I wasn‘t. Honestly I was surprised how much this plot kept me guessing! There were some good twists & turns 😧, an ill-fated romance 💔, and questionable friendships 🤨. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, fun read this summer! 🐳 #beachreads #booklover #bookworm #bookaholic

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Full disclosure: I wasn‘t sure how much I would enjoy this book, however I was pleasantly surprised! The plot was interestingly different and kept me eagerly turning the pages. 📖 Jacobs writes an intriguing thriller revolving around academia and secret organizations that keeps you guessing until the end. #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookish #booklove #booklover #booklovers #book #books #bookaholic #bookaddict #lindseytailoredreads

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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We actually chose this book as our April pick for my local book club, so I‘ve had some time to mull it over and discuss my thoughts with some of my close girl friends. Some of the girls hadn‘t finished it yet due to a slow start to the story, so let me tell you this. Yes, you may have to give Westover‘s story a little time to develop, but it‘s worth it. I‘ve said it before and I‘ll say it again, truth is stranger than fiction! #bookworm #booknerd

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Not That I Could Tell | Jessica Strawser
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I read this mystery-thriller at the beginning of this month and was not disappointed. Sure it may not have you on the edge of your seat the entire time, and sometimes the plot was a little slow, but I thought Strawser brought us a unique storyline that was not too far-fetched in modern day times. #bookworm #bookish #booklove #booklover #booklovers #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #read #reading #reader #lindseytailoredreads

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lindseytailored @bookbridget yay! Hope you like it! 1y
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Overall All-American Murder was a fascinating read and I flew through it within a day or so. Football is my favorite sport and I follow the NFL pretty regularly, however I was totally unaware of the tumultuous background of Aaron Hernandez. Patterson takes you through Hernandez‘s trouble-filled days from high school, all the way to the end of his unfortunate life and it truly is eye-opening.

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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WOW. What a read! I honestly did not know what I was getting myself into. I thought “oh a book about a small town and hockey. Sounds good to me,” but this was so much more. This was a wake-up-and-smell-the-roses about our world today and how sometimes we say the most when we say nothing at all. I won‘t say much else so that I don‘t spoil anything, but this lovely novel touches on many modern day issues we are going through as a society.

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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane | Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin
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Finished this autobiography during my road trip to Cali this past weekend. Overall a pretty solid book. Definitely written in Gucci Mane‘s voice, but I found that refreshing. I truly felt immersed in his life and he ends with a good “moral of the story.” Will definitely listen to his music differently now that he has provided context.
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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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Other People‘s Houses by Abbi Waxman was basically what it sounds like, a peek into the lives of several neighbors. It was a nice, light story after my previous read. Waxman definitely elicited a few good laughs from me, and I would recommend it to those that may need a little humor in their lives, which let‘s be real-who doesn‘t need humor in their lives? The only reason I gave it a So-So was because it wasn‘t anything deep and emotional.

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Klebold provided a perspective on a situation that I could never even fathom. Her story was extremely personal and honest, and my heart breaks for everyone involved in this horrible event. She could have easily succumbed to her grief, as I‘m sure many people in her position would have, but instead she cracks open her family‘s personal life in hopes that others can learn better ways to help people with mental illness and to prevent future violence.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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When you‘re trying to take a book pic but the pups won‘t leave you alone 🙄😏 good thing they‘re cute! 🤗
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Finished The Great Alone by @kristinhannahauthor Friday night and loved it!! The plot is very different from The Nightingale, but Hannah once again delivers a beautiful back drop for a heart-wrenching story. I too, like everyone else who has read this book, want to visit Alaska ASAP now. She is one of my new favorite writers! #booklove

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This story was like a Sherlock Holmes tale, but with a kick-butt woman in the lead role instead. It was a good mix of historical fiction, mystery, and girl power 👊🏻. And if you listen to it on audiobook, Angele Masters does an exquisite job at narration. I just LOVED listening to her voice, and that really makes all the difference for audiobooks! This is the first book in a series, and needless to say, I have already started the 2nd installment.

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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This creepy tale revolves around an old, haunted boarding school for girls in rural Vermont. That sentence is spooky enough, am I right? However, throw in a couple murders and a narrative that flips between the past and the present, and you got a good, scary book on your hands! I really enjoyed reading this story. It was a dark, cozy novel for February and St. James created a uniquely satisfying ending. #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd #bookish

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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I adore the way Tayari Jones writes. I found myself looking for a pen to underline sentences at the beginning of the book, something which I haven‘t done since high school, so that tells you a lot right there. It was an emotional read that left me empathizing with every single one of the characters, and I was very moved. Definitely one of those eye-opening books where the author helps you understand perspectives you may have never considered.

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Full disclosure: I was actually worried I wouldn‘t like this book. I thought it would be too similar to Don‘t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon, since it‘s about an agoraphobic woman spying on her neighbors, and I‘ve already “been there, read that.” I was happily wrong! I ended up loving A.J. Finn‘s (aka Daniel Mallory‘s) style of writing and I thought he brought a good simmer of suspense with a nice twist at the end. #bibliophile #bookish #thriller

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It doesn‘t rain a lot where I live but that didn‘t stop me from recently finishing my second audiobook of the year, Things to Do When It‘s Raining by Marissa Stapley. This was an easy “read” (or listen) and I flew through it pretty quickly. It is a heartwarming tale that is good for those looking for an easy escape, beach-read type novel. #audiobook #romance #bookworm #bookaddict #booknerd #readharder #beachreads #lindseytailoredreads #bibliophile

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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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Just finished this beauty last night and absolutely loved it! Susan Meissner writes an exquisite tale of love & loss commingled with interesting history. The Bright family moves to the city of Philadelphia for a better life in the early 1900s, only to encounter a malicious Spanish flu that gives & takes from them more than they could ever expect. One of my favorite books so far this year! #bookreview #bibliophile #booknerd #lindseytailoredreads

Jess7 Sounds good. Stacked! 1y
lindseytailored @Jess7 yay! You will really enjoy it! 1y
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Grist Mill Road | Christopher J. Yates
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My first audiobook of the year! I actually got through this book a lot quicker than I usually do for audiobooks. I found the readers‘ voices captivating & fitting for the characters they read. It was an odd plot with strange characters, but after reflection I think that uniqueness bumped it up for me.

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Although it took me some time to get through this one, I did enjoy it. Ko was able to show me a different culture, an alternate point of view, and help me understand struggles I have never dealt with personally.
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A suspenseful story surrounding two young girls who go missing. Alice Vega, a [badass] PI that specializes in finding missing kids, is hired by the family & in turn recruits local police cast-off Max Caplan. Together they try to track down and save the girls before it‘s too late.. Overall I was happy with this read. Luna spun together a solid thriller with good character depth, and she kept me one the edge of my seat until the end.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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This was the best book I‘ve read so far this year! Hosseini does a wonderful job of immersing the reader into another culture. He touches upon many emotional themes, including both selfish & selfless love. By the end of the book, you have felt pain, joy, triumph, and loss right alongside his characters. A little part of you has changed, just for reading this book. That‘s how you know it‘s a GOOD one. #bookstagram #bookworm #thewallsareclosingin

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Third read for 2018 & my local Girls Night Book Club pick by the lovely @Vetseyvoo THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter 🕯an emotional thriller full of twists & turns that will keep you guessing until the end 🕵🏼‍♀️ I had hoped that the twists would be more shocking & chilling, but overall Slaughter still kept me entertained. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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The Rooster Bar | John Grisham
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I liked the book cover better than the plot. Wouldn‘t really call this a “thriller” and felt the story line was flat. Had to push through to get to the end. ⭐️⭐️

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Not what you expect, like the twist in the middle of the book that slaps you in the face as if to wake you up.

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A cold, elegant thriller that keeps you warm as you continue to uncover the secrets hidden throughout.

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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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Very easy and enjoyable read. Loved Tudor‘s writing style. Kept me at the edge of my seat right until the very last page!

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Amish White Christmas Pie | Wanda E. Brunstetter
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My grandma passed me this book after she was done reading it. Too simple and boring for me, but the Amish White Christmas Pie sounds delicious!

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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Mehso-so

Thought-provoking and a little gory, but as expected with Stephen King.

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Absolutely adored this book and fell in love with the main character. It was a much-needed refresher from all the dark thrillers I️ tend to flock to. If you‘re looking for a lovely escape, I️ would definitely recommend!

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Wow. Honestly had to catch myself from crying in the middle of an airport when I was finishing this book. Shakes you up on the inside.

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Almost Missed You | Jessica Strawser
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A refreshingly different take on a thriller. Definitely not what I expected! Not as good as Big Little Lies, but along that same line.

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The Air He Breathes | Brittainy C. Cherry
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Just another romance novel. Nothing in particular stood out to me.

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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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So entertaining! I guarantee they will be making this a movie. I hope it turns out half as good as the book. A unique, chilling story line with unexpected twists and turns!

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Emma in the Night | Wendy Walker
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Solid read. Enjoyed the deep psychology discussed throughout the book, although it was very sad at times. If you are looking for a good psychological thriller, this is not a bad place to start. May lean more towards psych than heart-racing thriller though.

tammysue Can't wait to read this! 2y
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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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Read this in one day. Instantly got my heart racing and shortly after starting it I knew I wouldn't rest until I finished it.

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The Rosie Project | Graeme Stinson
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Funny & heartwarming! The main character, Don, reminded me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory--in a good way.

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Me Before You | Jojo Moyes
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Finally got to this book and cried my eyes out like everyone said I would. I may not agree with some themes in this book but it was such a heartfelt story I couldn't help but enjoy it. Can't wait to watch the movie!

Jess7 😍 if there is anyone out there that hasn't read this book and wants to - please stay tuned to my page in the coming week or so bc I'll be hosting a giveaway for hard back copy of this one! 2y
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The Chemist | Stephenie Meyer
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Easy read but the plot was just ok. I felt like the love story didn't have any depth and the action moments didn't provide the edge-of-my-seat moments I was looking for.

tpixie Thx 2y
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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Loved it. Pulled in from the first few pages and enchanted through the next 250+.

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Lehane started off a little slow with this book and initially I was more fascinated by the extreme personalities of Rachel and her mother than the story line. Nonetheless before I knew it the plot was picking up steam and BOOM I was led through various emotions all the way up until the very last page of the book. There was a strange mix of horror, romance, humor, and suspense, done in a very... 👉🏻read more of my review at lindseytailored.com

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The Possessions | Sara Flannery Murphy
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I started reading this book thinking it would be a thriller, but it was more creepy than leave-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat. Regardless, I still enjoyed the unique storyline and I thought it was beautifully written.

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Find Her | Lisa Gardner
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Overall good thriller. Dark at times, but the point of view from the victim was fascinating. Good twists and turns. I look forward to reading the rest in the series, even if I read #8 first.

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Find Her | Lisa Gardner
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Some coffee and a little reading to start off this rainy Sunday morning. The scary and dark storyline is matching the weather today. 🌧

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Courtesan | Diane Haeger
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An older woman returns to the French court after losing her husband. She ends up falling in love with the King's young son who becomes infatuated with her. The book follows their life together. I'll be honest, the story started slow for me. I was even initially disgusted by the difference in age between the main characters. However, the author slowly seduced me and by the end I was captivated. It was a story I raced to finish but was sad to end.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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I was very excited to read this book since it revolved around the Manson murders, and I thought it could potentially be a thrilling tale. However I felt like it was more of a coming of age book than a thriller. There were definitely some suspenseful and disturbing parts, but just not what I expected. Overall I would say the book was alright.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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I love Friday nights in ❤

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What I loved most about this book was the character perspective Paula gave us. I cannot relate to the characters on a personal level (I'm not quite that insane), but the way each characters' thoughts were presented were very similar to the way thoughts run through my mind, making for an extremely easy read. It's actually funny, because in the beginning one character sticks out as being completely mad, but in the end is arguably the most sane. 🤔

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I feel like my words won't give this book justice. An enchantingly written, unique story that finished like a perfectly wrapped present. Love, love, love.