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missarixreads

Joined May 2016

I love YA, new adult, thrillers, and romance! Reading is my happy place. 📖📚☕️
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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas
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Truth Or Beard | Penny Reid
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Finished this over the weekend... in the beginning, it was addicting like After by Anna Todd was for me, but it was also exasperating too. I love the Winston brothers and their relationship, the thought nuggets about growing up with a shitty patent, but kind of hate the actual writing. Anyone else read this one? Am I the only one who felt like this?

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Bad Mommy | Tarryn Fisher
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Retreading this one for book club. Can‘t get enough Tarryn Fisher! Any PLN‘s out there agree? 🙌🏼

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Scoring Wilder | R. S. Grey
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ☺️☺️☺️ 2y
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This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Mehso-so

I picked this book up because I had to see what all the fuss was about- my students can‘t get enough of it. I see the taboo appeal for them, but I definitely liked the artwork in this book more than I enjoyed the plot.

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Ghostwriter | Alessandra Torre, A R Torre
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Feeling wrecked after having finished this excellent story. Wow.

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I love Buzzfeed quizzes! Had to take this one after I saw a few others had ⚡️ #ravenclaw

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life | Benjamin Alire Saenz
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So excited for all the new books I got for my classroom! 🙌🏼📖🤓

GypsyKat Good haul! 2y
britt_brooke Nice!! 2y
Eggs These books are all winners IMO 2y
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Under Rose-Tainted Skies | Louise Gornall
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I made it! #24in48 for the first time!! My timer reset halfway through, but luckily I took a screen shot for a post before it did. So here‘s my two timers for this readathon. Feeling pretty happy I dedicated my weekend to reading. Congrats to everyone else who spent time reading this weekend, whether it was for 24 hours or 2! #readersgonnaread

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I‘m 21 hours in and just finished my fourth book!

This book! The Good Daughter sucked me in and kept me turning the pages until the very last one. There were definitely some parts of this book that were hard for me to read, but I still really enjoyed it very much. I haven‘t like all of Karin Slaughter‘s books, but this is my current favorite.
#24in48

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H•O•U•R 18 - my favorite book-to-screen adaptation. I really enjoyed Silver Linings Playbook and Perks of Being a Wallflower.

I‘ve read 9 hours and finished two books! 👊🏼
#24in48

ephemeralwaltz Nice photo😍 2y
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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Starting out my #24in48 by finishing Magpie Murders. Kindle is charged, wine poured... Let‘s do this! 🙌🏼🤓

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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What a listen! The character building in this book made it for me. I was shocked by how much I cared for all the people of Beartown by the time I finished it. This story is a long haul that‘s totally worth it.

I‘m also gearing up for #24in48! Who else is spending the weekend reading?

VanChocStrawberry Me! Not going to make it 24 hours, I‘m pretty sure, since I have to work tomorrow, but I‘m gonna try! 2y
missarixreads @VanChocStrawberry woo woo! Glad you‘re still giving it a shot. I‘ve had work/family commitments the previous two readathons, so I‘m hoping I make it this time! Good luck! 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This book was a slow starter, but now I‘m loving it! The character building is 🙌🏼 it‘s been a happy surprise.

I tried reading one of the author‘s other books, A Man Called Ove, but just wasn‘t feeling it. Now I‘m considering giving it a second chance. Have you read it? Is it worth the read?

britt_brooke I‘ve read all of his books. Ove is my favorite, but they‘re all good reads. Bear Town is so good. Those first 100 pages were kind of rough, but I ended up loving it. 2y
missarixreads @britt_brooke that‘s encouraging to hear! I‘ll have to go back to it. 2y
Mccall0113 If you read Ove you will NOT regret it. Warmed my heart. And that‘s not easy! 😉 2y
britt_brooke @missarixreads 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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I love seeing my year of reading on Goodreads! One of the things I enjoy most about reading is that it makes me think about things I wouldn‘t have before.

This year I‘ve read great books and disappointing ones, just as I‘ve lived through personal highs and lows. I‘ve kind of been all over the place this year, but like the books I‘ve read, it‘s a journey and I‘m learning a lot. ♥️ 📚

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This book was so intriguing! It caused me to think deeply about things I normally wouldn‘t. I didn‘t love all of it, but it was entertaining and exceeded my expectations. #audiobook #overdrive

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Jazz is the son of the most notorious serial killer. His father is in prison, but Jazz hears his words in his head every day. Instead of giving in to who he was raised to be, Jazz hunts serial killers instead.

This series definitely has a Dexter vibe, but it‘s an entirely different story with wonderfully complex and dynamic characters. #currentread #YAlit

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Spending the night reading #scythe 📖
I keep waiting for this book to surprise me, but it hasn‘t yet. I‘m on the fence about whether I like it or not. Have you read it? Thoughts?

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A List of Cages | Robin Roe
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This book was a surprise! I loved the story, related to the characters, and found myself totally sucked in after about 40 pages. Highly recommend if you're looking for a great novel with all the feels.

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Really excited to be starting this one 👏🏼 Happy Friday!

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A List of Cages | Robin Roe
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Loving this story and all its one-liners so far ♥️

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I'm a bit late to post, but I finished my #24in48 readathon at 18 hours and 14 minutes last night. Didn't make it to 24 hours, but I'm calling it a win! 🙌🏼

Also, I'm just starting Animal Under the Fur... I'm not quite sure about it yet. Anyone read it???

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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I went in to this book without knowing the premise... while there were times I felt the story was taking too long, I loved the characters enough to hold out. The stories were worth it. I love the ending of this book and Jesse's speech about the cosmos.

I'm also nearly 16 hours into the readathon. Even though I'm not going to make it to 24, it feels awesome to have dedicated a weekend to reading 🙌🏼
#24in48 #24in48update

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Finally back home and snuggled up to read 🙌🏼🤓📚 I've only got 6 hours and 19 minutes in so far, but I've got tonight and tomorrow to make up for it. Here's to a #24in48

Also, this book cover though! 😍

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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Off to a slow start, but I'm 2 hours and 40 minutes in! 🙌🏼📚 #24in48update Also, I'm loving this audiobook. We're road tripping to a nearby lake as a family today. ☀️🌊 There's nothing like a Taylor Jenkins Reid story on a long drive 🎧

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Gearing up for #24in48 with some great library reads 🙌🏼🤓📚 Not pictured are my audiobooks for the weekend: The Fall of Lisa Bellow, He Said She Said, and Maybe in Another Life 🎧

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Mehso-so

I was sucked right into this book and then sucked right back out. I really wanted to like it, but couldn't get over the fact that I didn't sympathize with Ani and all of her first world complaints. The story has an interesting plot, but I wanted more from the ending and characters.

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I Am Princess X | Cherie Priest
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This book is a great YA story. It's got a touching back story, exciting mystery, comics woven into the chapters, and quite a bit of action. I didn't love it because it glossed over a lot of things (to be expected at times in YA), but I know my 7th grade students would be super into it.

Also, this book earns credit in my book for not including a cliche romance angle.

WiseGirl13 Romance would break that book 2y
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Goodbye Days | Jeff Zentner
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I really enjoyed this book! I loved the themes of #friendship #grief #relationships #family. This book has a great narrator and relatable characters. The story is very relevant and makes you think twice about your actions, which is a wonderful thing for YA. I listened to the audio and it was 🙌🏼.

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This audiobook was the best I've ever listened to! I loved the way this story was told with memos, IM's, and recovered data. I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi, but this story was an awesome whirlwind that quickly snagged my attention.

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I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed it. A good LGBT story with a quirky narrator.

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I'm finally reading EoS!

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I love this cover and the esthetics of this book sO much! Starting it today 📚☕️

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Wolf Hollow | Lauren Wolk
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I was reluctant to start this book, but I'm so glad I did. Really enjoying the story so far.

#audiobook #overdrive #currentread

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The Man I Love | Suanne Laqueur
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I'm not sure it's ever taken me so long to read a book, but this one did. I felt this book. I dreamt about it. I had to leave it and come back. It was unlike any book I've read before. I enjoyed it, and am glad I read it. I think I'll wait a while, but I do want to read Daisy's story.

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Why is it that after months of being on hold, all my audiobooks become available in the same weekend?! 😳 Am I the only one with this problem?

Here's to some heavy listening in the next week 👊🏼 #overdriveapp #audiobooks

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The Man I Love | Suanne Laqueur
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My #24in48update 📚☕️🙌🏼
Off to a slow start, but I'm settling in for an afternoon of reading. I'm hoping to knock this off the list first 👊🏼
It's an interesting read so far and I'm very swept up in the story (currently at 48%). #24in48

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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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Ramping up to read #24in48 📚🙌🏼☕️
I'm currently in the middle of I Let You Go and The Man I Love. After finishing those, I plan to pick a book from this list! Suggestions on which one to read first?!

24in48 Night Circus!! 3y
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Really excited to read this one. I've heard great things, which always gets me excited for a book. Anybody read it yet?

MrBook You'll like it ☺👍🏻 3y
ephemeralwaltz Nice photo 😍 3y
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Twisted Palace | Erin Watt
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I have devoured this trilogy this week. Anybody else get sucked in by the Royals? 👑👑👑
Due to the major cliffhangers, I'm very glad I didn't have to wait for any of the books to come out 😅

R.Lyn-Romance-Reads In 5 days I read the first two. I finished Broken Prince late last night and OMG!!!!!!! Can't wait to get out of work so I can start Twisted Palace. 3y
missarixreads @Silent_Whispers I can't wait for you to finish. Glad to hear you were sucked in too 😊 happy reading! 3y
deefig Me...I also read the entire series this week! 3y
bevy Finished the entire series in like 3 days. LOVE the plot twists! 😆 3y
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The Assassin's Blade | Sarah J. Maas
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Today's 📚 mail!

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I loved this book so much that I miss reading it. It sucked me right in. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ This was a "just give me two more chapters!" kind of book. Light, fun, and addicting.

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For You | Kristen Ashley
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This book was just meh for me. The dialogue was so casual and accented that it took 100 pages to adjust to it. I got to page 300 and wanted to quit. I only finished this book because I'd already spent so much time on it, and I had hopes it might turn out better than it actually did.

MrBook Not every book can be a winner for everyone 😕. 3y
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Swear on This Life | Renee Carlino
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This book was just meh for me. I was expecting more...

JennyTheBish Oh no! 3y
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After taking my patronus quiz (I got the hummingbird), I was a little disappointed that pottermore didn't give more information about what that patronus meant. I got the idea to google the symbolism of my animal on Instagram. I was very happy with what it said and thought it hit closer to home than I expected.
#harrypotter #always #patronus #hummingbird

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson | John Green, David Levithan
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This book was an unexpected surprise! Pick this one up if you're looking for relatable characters and a realistic take on love, friendship, and family from a teenage perspective.

JackieSmith Tiny has a follow up book! 3y
missarixreads @JackieSmith I know! I've got to read Hold Me Closer. Have you read it? 3y
JackieSmith @missarixreads not yet. A student bought it so I'm somewhere in the circle of borrowers. 3y
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The Leaving | Tara Altebrando
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I struggled to rate this book because it didn't truly hook me until the last 100 pages. This book slowly builds to an ending that leaves many unanswered questions. I would have preferred less building, and more explanation in the ending. That being said, it's an intriguing idea... 6 kindergarteners kidnapped, and 11 years later, only 5 of the 6 return with no recollection of where they've been.

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Just One Day | Gayle Forman
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The lack of confidence in the main character of this book killed the story for me. I got a third of the way through and couldn't listen to Allyson whine about other girls being more beautiful than her and Europe not meeting her expectations.

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Just One Day | Gayle Forman
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The lack of confidence in the main character of this book killed the story for me. I got a third of the way through and couldn't listen to Allyson whine about other girls being more beautiful than her and Europe not meeting her expectations.

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Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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This book took some time to pull me in, but I enjoyed it. I recommend googling images of all the sites in Italy that Lina visits and mentions.

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This book was a roller coaster. I really struggled with the multiple POVs. The plot was unbelievable. The end of the book felt choppy.
I was expecting Jim to die in this book, but not the way he did. I wish the story would've ended differently, but then Jamie Maguire wouldn't have had the wow-factor this ending provided. As much as I loved seeing how the Maddox family progressed, I wish the series had ended with Beautiful Burn.