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mrsthilkey

Joined October 2016

wifey. stay at home mama to three girls. Ravenclaw. 💜 historical fiction. fantasy. memoir. classics. 💜 bookstagram: samantha.reads.it.all
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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*July Wrap-Up*
July was awesome both in quality and quantity! Moms with 3 kids ages 5 & under don't get much time to read- but thanks to audiobooks I did great!

Guernsey... 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🎧
The Last Romantics 3.75 ⭐⭐⭐💫
Home Fire 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
The House of Broken Angels 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🎧
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen... 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

See any of your favorites??

#julystats #julywrapup

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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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I had three credits to use up since I don't need two #botm accounts anymore.
I'm really excited about these!! 😍 What did you choose for August?

Reviewsbylola All the Ugly is SO good! 4w
mrsthilkey @Reviewsbylola I avoided it forever b/c of the hype, but it seems to have stood the test of time! I'm excited for both of hers. 4w
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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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This is a slow burn of a novel- a family drama with some suspense, centered around the death (murder? suicide?) of Cam.
I still love Harper's first novel, The Dry, best of all her works. But I definitely recommend this- it's atmospheric, intriguing, and well written. I will absolutely pick up her next book!
⭐⭐⭐💫
Do you have a favorite Jane Harper? 😃🌾

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I missed June #botm spoilers, where are they?? 🤩

I hope to reread Evelyn Hugo soon (my favorite book of 2017) and then follow it with Daisy Jones! 🌼

hes7 @felinesandfiction has them posted. 3mo
Eggs 💗Daisy! 3mo
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I'm excited, I usually don't choose more than one book a month!! What did you all pick? 🌷🌼
#botm

LeslieO I picked those two PLUS How Not to Die Alone. And the tote, what a bonus! 4mo
mrsthilkey @LeslieO I love bags! 4mo
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What can I say that hasn't already been said? An unbelievable story; you won't be able to put it down.
A young female entrepreneur fools hundreds/thousands of people, puts patient's lives in danger, fires dozens of employees for perceived wrongs, and to this day feels zero remorse or responsibility for any of it.
This should be required reading for students in business, technology, and healthcare.
4.5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

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Posting an orange book stack because I'm in the middle of The Priory of the Orange Tree right now and it's soooo good!!
Anybody finish it yet?? 🍊🧡🌓

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I have less than 300 pages left and it is so good. 5mo
mrsthilkey @Ashley_Nicoletto that's about where I am!! 5mo
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Kingdom of Copper | S A Chakraborty
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I love my picks this month!! (A Woman is No Man, and The Kingdom of Copper) What did you guys choose?

Buuut, why no logo #botm ? Now my Daevabad books don't match. 😭😭 #bookworm problems

felinesandfiction Ugh that's why I haven't gotten it yet because I wanted them to match. 😥 7mo
mrsthilkey @felinesandfiction I didn't know they weren't going to match 😢 7mo
felinesandfiction @mrsthilkey all they had to do was put an orange #botm logo on it. It would have looked awesome! 7mo
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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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January was all about the fantasy since I didn't get to read much last year! I reread some Laini Taylor and now I'm in the middle of the Raven Cycle.
What should be after that? I have City of Brass and Children of Blood and Bone, but I'd like to finally read some V.E. Schwab...🤔
🦇💋

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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What new releases are you all most anticipating in 2019?? I just found out Erin Morgenstern has a new novel coming out?! 🤗🎪 And hopefully Saga 10 🤗 (I assume.) AND I just remembered the new Elizabeth Gilbert. 💚💜
Talk to me, what else do I need to know about??

mrsthilkey Ahhh @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes, the new TJR! 7mo
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thebluestocking What!! I‘m off to order the new Morgenstern! 7mo
mrsthilkey @thebluestocking that's what I said! 7mo
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Well I've just realized I haven't read ANY classics this year- every single book I've read is less than 15 years old, and most are very new. I'm such a classics girl, this is nuts! 🥜 I am making a firm, reasonable goal of 2 classics by Dec 31st.
What's the oldest book you read this year?? Mine was The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (pub 2004). 🤓

KarenUK 1935 -The box of delights by John Masefield was my oldest... 9mo
saresmoore I don‘t know if I‘ve ever had a classics-free reading year! Hmm, I think the oldest for me this year was Villette (1853), followed closely by Middlemarch and The Brothers Karamazov. (edited) 9mo
mrsthilkey @KarenUK I've not heard of that one! @saresmoore I own Villette and Middlemarch! I think they'll have to wait until next year. 🤣 9mo
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saresmoore Good call. They‘re both pretty massive, but really excellent reads...for next year. 😅 9mo
ferskner I think Remains of the Day came out in the early 90s...at least that's what the movie came out! You may be in better shape than you think! 9mo
Dragon Oh maybe the Georgette Heyer novels are older? 🙊 9mo
kspenmoll I think The Age of Innocence was my oldest. 9mo
mrsthilkey @ferskner Oh! Fantastic. 9mo
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I loved the way this story was told through many viewpoints. It was well done and kept me interested in the story. The characters felt real and the magical realism was nicely done.
3.5 🌟🌟🌟
#botm

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!!! ❤️✨💫 14mo
CoffeeK8 Beautiful plants! 14mo
mrsthilkey @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Glad to hear it! 14mo
mrsthilkey @CoffeeK8 thank you! 14mo
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Mehso-so

Meh. Mostly one-dimensional, unlikeable, characters, and plots all over the place made this a not great read for me. I give it ⭐⭐⭐ stars because Ng *is* a beautiful writer. Maybe I'll like it more as time passes. I much prefer Everything I Never Told You.
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Any other littens out there who didn't think this was the best book of 2017? 🤣

LitLogophile Agreed on all points 1y
Liatrek Currently reading but haven‘t formed an opinion yet. 1y
mrsthilkey @Liatrek make sure to let me know what you think! 1y
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EllieDottie I only thought it was so so too! 1y
Liatrek @mrsthilkey I just finished and I totally understand your Meh rating. It was good for me but not a book I loved or would run and recommend to friends. 1y
mrsthilkey @Liatrek yes, that's a good way to put it. I've read several books lately that I wouldn't recommend to anyone. I'll still keep an eye out for Ng's next novel though! 1y
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Fun!!
1. 16
2. 35
3. Killers of the Flower Moon- Grann; The Great Alone- Hannah; The Story of the Lost Child- Ferrante
4. Circe 😉 and the new Kate Atkinson

#2018checkin

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Easiest #botm choice to date!! 😍😍
What did y'all choose for April?? 🌼🌱🌻

#bookofthemonthclub

allthingskayla The Oracle Year, Circe, and Then She Was Gone. 1y
Rachel.Rencher I got Circe too! 😍 1y
mklong Same one! Easy choice for me too ☺️ 1y
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Megabooks The Oracle Year 👍🏻 1y
Beachesnbooks Same! Really looking forward to Circe! 1y
thebluestocking For me too! I ❤️ Madeline Miller. 1y
Redwritinghood I got the same book as you. 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
saguarosally This is the only choice I‘m almost certain that I would not read. Can‘t decide between two others though. 1y
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March was so fun!! I read 4 physical books and 1 ebook. What were your favorite March reads??
#bestofmarch #marchwrapup

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Mehso-so

I'm in the small minority of people who didn't love this book. I never connected with the story and the narrators- Ada's other personalities- seemed supernatural and not part of her at all.
I'm giving it 3 🌟🌟🌟 because it did offer a very unique perspective on how mental illness and trauma affects a person. If you're thinking of reading this, please do! I'd love to hear your thoughts. 🥀🌱

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My #februarywrapup is: 4 books read. 3 non-fiction and 1 fiction.

Killers of the Flower Moon stands out because it's so outrageous, but well written and thoroughly researched. If you love narrative nonfiction and true crime you just have to pick this one up! 🌾🌙

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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I have a full review of this on my bookstagram, link in profile, and I think I'm sticking with 3.75 🌟🌟🌟
This is a unique and fresh story, I'm a huge fan of this author's writing, and there is so much to think about. I didn't love it, though. It took a long time to get into and there was only one character I really felt invested in.
I'm glad I took a chance on something different and I do look forward to Jones's next novel! 🌳

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I'm excited for these!! Has anybody seen any buddy reads or discussion groups in the works on Litsy? I would love to have some people to chat with. #botm

bookloo If you find one let me know! I would love to join a buddy read on An American Marriage! ♥️ 2y
MrsMalaprop @bookloo I‘m reading An American Marriage (all the way over here in Australia) right now. About 30 pages in 👍. Not aware of any discussion groups either. 2y
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Nice month quality wise!! Hopefully next month I can up the quantity a bit. 🤓 #januarywrapup #readingstats

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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We had book club today and I just finished our pick, Magpie Murders, last night! What I didn't love: it was a pretty long read, I think over 500 pages. I did end up skimming some sections. The story-inside-a-story trope was clever!- but sometimes confusing and drawn out.
I DID love the homages to Agatha Christie, the wide cast of suspects, and the ending! I thought it was a pretty unique whodunnit- pick this up if you love mysteries!
4 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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My #mostreadgenre was fantasy. 2017 was my best reading year EVER!! I'm going to post in a few days about my top 15 favorite books of the year! 😍🎄❄

#2017readingstats

MinDea Wahoo!!!! Congratulations!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
britt_brooke Nicely done! 2y
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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November- 2 paper books, 2 ebooks, 1 audiobook

4 stars- 4 books!!
5 stars- 1 book

Favorite- my 5-star is the Tana French; however Wuthering Heights and Daughter of Smoke and Bone are *almost* 5-stars

Everything was great this month!! How was your November? ❄🌬🦃

#novemberstats #novemberwrapup #readingstats

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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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Yay I'm excited about this!! What did you all get for December?? #botm #bookofthemonthclub

Marmie7 This was my pick too! Sounds interesting🤞 2y
mrsthilkey @Marmie7 it does! I love when they have fantasy picks 2y
hes7 I got this one, too! So excited. 😊 2y
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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After reading In the Woods, I decided Tana French is a genius. The Likeness was just as brilliant. I love that with her I get the character development that seems to be lacking in so many thrillers, and the stories don't seem contrived. I can't wait to continue with the Dublin Murder Squad. (Oh and if you love French, I highly recommend Jane Harper and Robert Galbraith/JKR). 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

erzascarletbookgasm 🙌 love these three authors! 2y
mrsthilkey @erzascarletbookgasm they are so good. New Jane Harper soon!! 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#wutheringheightsbuddyread

An obvious difference is that Cathy and Hareton both change their opinions of one another over time, and they mature. (somewhat, at least 😂)

llwheeler I agree, Cathy/Hareton seem able to grow, learn, break out of the mold they were forced into (Hareton mostly, since Cathy had prob the best upbringing of any character). Whereas Catherine/Heathcliff seem more to accept the roles they are forced into even though it's self-destructive 2y
youneverarrived I think there‘s more similarities than differences between them but I agree that Cathy & Hareton are more mature etc. 2y
llwheeler Thanks for hosting this buddy read! It was the first one I've participated in on Litsy and pushed me to read a classic I otherwise would have taken years to get to. I really enjoyed both the book and my first buddy read 😁👏 2y
mrsthilkey @llwheeler I wish I had more profound thoughts 😂😂 I definitely understand why people read this novel over and over. She really fit so much into one book. 2y
llwheeler @mrsthilkey Yeah, same. I can see myself rereading in the future 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I did it! I know several of you did it, too! I enjoyed the second half much more than the first and of course now I'm thinking I need to read it again at some point. 😄 #wutheringheightsbuddyread

General thoughts?? I think my rating for now is 4 stars, but that could change. I loved the last chapter. Keep an eye out for a couple discussion questions and post some your own! 🥀🍃🥀🍃

llwheeler Overall my general thought is... this book is so much crazier than I was led to believe! 😂 i did really enjoy it though, so much to think about 2y
mrsthilkey Right?! 🤣 2y
Ash.on.the.line Definitely crazier than expected. I was surprised it was described as a love story honestly. I didn‘t see a lot of love 😅😂 2y
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Eeeek. I never add extras, but I just had to. 😍

#botm #novemberreads #bookofthemonth

tammysue Great picks :) 2y
Megabooks Awesome! 2y
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Finished my book club read in time for our meeting! I recommend this if you love fairytales/retellings and young protagonists. There is some creepy stuff that might be too much for sensitive kiddos. I've been super meh about YA for a few years but I love fantasy so I wanted to try this. I liked it- there's some good stuff in there. I'd read more Connolly. Ultimately I'm underwhelmed, but I think this is a case of "it's not you, it's me." 3 ???

Robothugs I want this cover! 😍 2y
mrsthilkey @Robothugs it's so pretty! 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I found some more good topics for discussion from sparknotes! We are supposed to be 75% through our #wutheringheightsbuddyread this weekend- there's still time to start reading if you want to join us next weekend for our final discussions and thoughts on the novel!! 🍃🥀🍃🥀

llwheeler Wanted to include a quote picture with my answer, so posted here: http://litsy.com/p/SjJWaEh4NTA2 2y
llwheeler Hmm, not sure that link works as I thought it would. Well, the post is on my page. 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Cliffsnotes has great summaries for the chapters, I read a few that I was a little confused about. 😃 So we know that Cathy seems a little more refined and grown up when she gets back from her 5 week stay at Thrushcross Grange-- I wonder if she hadn't spent that time there if Edgar still would have proposed? I think now that Heathcliff is back, things are going to get crazy...🤤 #wutheringheightsbuddyread

mklong I think that‘s a safe bet! Those two are a disaster together. 2y
llwheeler In the first few chs they were polar opposites, good/bad environment, good/bad manners, good/bad people etc. But already by ch14 I'm seeing less difference btw them. Grange is the scene of Caht 2y
llwheeler Shoot, hit send too soon! Lol.. The scene of Cathy's sickness/madness, Heathcliff hangs the dog in their front yard... Cathy and Heathcliff are bringing the troubles of WH to the Grange it seems, and Lockwood isn't doing great their either, in the framing narrative 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Finally I'm posting a few questions for the #wutheringheightsbuddyread! Today we are supposed to be finished with Vol. I (Ch. 14). I was not expecting two narrators and it took me a little while to orient myself in the story- these questions came from litlovers.com. It's not too late to start reading! You can comment and chat about the book any time! By Sat. 28th we should be halfway through Vol. 2 (Ch. 25). Who's reading and what do you think??

mrsthilkey Everybody says they hate the characters in this book but so far I don't have any strong negative feelings. Maybe I will going forward... 2y
mrsthilkey Now I'm thinking Mr. Lockwood is kind of crazy and gave us the wrong impression of Heathcliff. I didn't even stop to think if his narration was unreliable... but I'm thinking definitely yes. 2y
mklong I have always enjoyed that the story is told by observers rather than the main characters. Cathy and Heathcliff would probably be more sympathetic if we were reading the story from their POV instead of from the people who have to clean up their messes and tiptoe around their moods. 2y
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azulaco @mrsthilkey I don't hate *all* the characters in Wuthering Heights, but Cathy needs a swift kick in the pants. SO annoying. 2y
llwheeler Definitely each have their own biases, but I get the sense they *think* they are very reliable narrators. I think they are not completely reliable but maybe more so than any of the other chars would be (esp Earnshaw or any of the Lintons) 2y
youneverarrived I don‘t think they‘re completely reliable I think Lockwood has his own ideas of what people ‘in the country‘ are like and that influences how he thinks about Heathcliff etc. I like Nelly as a narrator but even as someone who has witnessed most of the events she‘s not completely reliable but more than other characters would be she probs is. 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I'm still very early in, but so far the setting- dark, dreary moors- reminds me a lot of The Secret Garden, which is a book I loooved as a girl. I know the setting is supposed to be very symbolic in W.H. so I'm excited to continue! 👍👍🍂🍁

#wutheringheightsbuddyread

youneverarrived It‘s really atmospheric. It‘s one of them novels that just draws you in. 2y
mrsthilkey @youneverarrived it does! 🍃 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I'm posting a bit late, but kickoff for the #wutheringheightsbuddyread is tomorrow!
Week One- Chapters 1-7- I'll post some discussion questions on Saturday, but don't wait until then to start posting! Anybody is welcome to join! ??
More info to come on the "discussion schedule" (of course you can read at your own pace). I'm calling it a night for now. So excited!
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emilyhaldi I'm not sure if I can swing this since I'm in the midst of two other readalongs that I accidentally signed up for 😩 I will try to join in at some point if I can find the time! Enjoy!! 2y
mrsthilkey @emilyhaldi sounds good!! ☺ 2y
Jinjer I just discovered this buddy read and missed when y‘all started it. I‘m currently on Chapter 9 so I‘m wondering if I‘m in a good place to join in! What chapter are u guys on? 2y
Jinjer Did I miss the discussion questions on Saturday?🤔 2y
mrsthilkey @Jinjer oh yes, join! I haven't posted yet- I've had a rough few weeks- but I will. The goal is finish chapter 14 by this coming Saturday! That's the end of vol. one I believe 2y
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Saga, Vol. 4 | Brian K. Vaughan
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My Sept. was fantastic! Two 4-🌟 reads: Saga Vol. 4 and Saga Vol. 5, and three 5-🌟 reads: The Heart's Invisible Furies, The Two Towers, and This Is How It Always Is. It doesn't get better than that. 🍂🍁🍂🍁

#bestofseptember #autumnreads

UrsulaMonarch Beautiful! 1y
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? Bummer, I was hoping the poor guy would be free of the ring at the end and we could see him as he used to be. ?? "So let us forgive him!"

#LOTRchapteraday @freyaheart

JazzFeathers Non even Frodo will ever be the same again. There was never hope for Gollum 😔 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Eeek- Sept. completely disappeared. Whoever wants in on my #wutheringheightsbuddyread, we start in 9 days. It's free on Kindle. 🤓
4 weeks starting Sun. Oct. 8. Vol. I for the 1st two weeks and Vol. II for the 2nd two weeks. Very informal- all 4 Saturdays I'll post a few discussion questions, and you can post any time you want using the hashtag! ⬆️⬆️
I've never read it so I'm glad to have some people to talk to! I'll post a schedule soon! 🌹🍁

Ash.on.the.line Ooo I've been wanting to read this! Mind if I join in? 🤗 2y
mrsthilkey @Ash.on.the.line of course! The more opinions the better. 2y
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TheBookStacker I have to find my copy! Thanks for the heads up! 2y
mklong Looking forward to it! 2y
bookloo I haven‘t read this since high school! Way overdue for a re-read. I‘ll have to see if I can fit this in with everything else I‘m reading. ☺️ 2y
mrsthilkey @bookloo You can try!! 2y
Liatrek Thanks for remembering to tag me ❤️❤️ I can't wait 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Love this book. My favourite x 2y
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Just when you thought you couldn't fit anymore books on your "absolute best of 2017" list, you finish a beautiful gem like this. I love this family and so many conversations resonated with my mama heart. The only time an "issues" book works for me is if the characters and story are the focus and the issue appears among it. It is a beautiful story.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic!! 😊😊 2y
SilversReviews Pretty photo!! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely photo and stacked already! 2y
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(Aragorn, Chapter Two) "There go three that I love, and the smallest not the least," he said. "He knows not to what end he rides; yet if he knew, he still would go on."
"A little people, but of great worth are the Shire-folk," said Halbarad.

?? All of our beloved characters are on their own paths, which I was not expecting.

#LOTRchapteraday @freyaheart

cathysaid Lovely pic 💕 2y
mrsthilkey @cathysaid thank you! 2y
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The Two Towers | J. R. R. Tolkien
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Okay I'm three chapters behind, but today is hubby's "Friday" which means I get lots of mommy alone time the next few days. I will def. get caught up. I'm SO loving all of your posts!! (Also, I'm not supposed to decide on one favorite character am I???) ⛰??

#LOTRchapteraday @freyaheart

Redjewel_7734 Favorite characters are not a requirement 😊 2y
mrsthilkey @Redjewel_7734 phew 😌 good, because right now I'm thinking every character is my favorite 😂😂 2y
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4.75 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 John Boyne writes a sweeping, heartbreaking story full of rich true-to-life characters. I was hooked from the first chapter- I love a huge doorstop of a book that never feels like a chore because you don't want to stop reading. 💚 This is the life story of a man who grows up in a very homophobic Ireland- readers prepare for some violence and killing, and some crude sexual content.
You will cry but you will also laugh a lot!!

Jess7 🤗😍 excited to read it. Nice review! 2y
gibblr Beautiful, simple picture 🙂 2y
Skeebies05 The banter between Alice and Cyril 😂😂😂 Gawd I loved this book. 2y
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mrsthilkey @Skeebies05 I 💚💚💚 Alice. 😍 2y
swishandflick Great picture!😍 2y
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Saga, Vol. 4 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I've done an amazing job pacing my Saga reading this year. I've read volumes 1-5 and I love them but I think vol. 2 and/or 3 might be my favorite. I'm ready to buy 6 and 7- I have a feeling they'll be even better.

Which Saga is your favorite??

Redwritinghood So hard to choose! I liked 1 and 3 best, though. 2y
JacqMac All of them! 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I'm going to put out some feelers- I'm wondering if anybody would be interested in a Wuthering Heights buddy read? I think I was supposed to read it in high school but I'm pretty sure I didn't. The LOTR chapter-a-day will be ending the first week of Oct. I believe, so let's say Oct.10-Nov.10 for Wuthering Heights.

No pressure, but are any Littens interested? I'll read it regardless! Fall is my favorite season for classics. 🎃🍁🍂🍁🍂🍎

TheBookStacker I have the same copy! I'm so in for the readalong! (edited) 2y
Liatrek It's been on my TBR pile for some time and I've been wanting to get that hard cover copy 😊I would totally love to do this one. I missed getting into the LOTR one. 2y
mklong I'm down. I last read it as a very sheltered teenager so I wonder how differently I'll feel about it as an adult 2y
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youneverarrived I'd love too! It's my favourite novel and I'd been planning on giving it a re-read in autumn 😊 2y
mrsthilkey @TheBookStacker @Liatrek @mklong @youneverarrived Okay I'm going to tag everybody in a couple of weeks! I'll get a hashtag so that more people can follow and join in if they want to! 🤓🤓 2y
emilyhaldi Just came upon this post as I was pondering the #authorwhosharesyourname prompt for today! Thinking this would be the perfect time for me to finally read this book! Keep me posted with your buddy read ☺️ 2y
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The Two Towers | J. R. R. Tolkien
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"It is dark for archery," said Gimli. "Indeed it is time for sleep. Sleep! I feel the need of it, as never I thought any dwarf could. Riding is tiring work. Yet my axe is restless in my hand. Give me a row of orc-necks and room to swing and all weariness will fall from me!" ?

Not the best chapter ever but I'm loving Legolas and Gimli's friendship so much. ??

#LOTRchapteraday @freyaheart

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JazzFeathers Oh, why? I loved it 😊 2y
mrsthilkey @JazzFeathers I'm not sure! New characters who I'm not really sure about? I was a little confused about these new men who we are protecting? I liked the end of the chapter though! I'm gonna have to see the movies after this!! I hope they're good! 🤓 2y
JazzFeathers @mrsthilkey The are fantastic. Especially The Two Towers... but then l'm very partial to the Rohirrim 😉 It's a common thing when you read Tolkien for the first time to be confused by the many names and characters. The more you read him, the more you appreciate it, because you sliwly absorb his world 2y
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The Two Towers | J. R. R. Tolkien
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All three kids are asleep, I'm on my second glass of Cabernet, and I'm truly loving our #LOTRchapteraday ⛰🗡

Happy weekend, littens!! #litsypartyofone

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August total: 5 books read! (plus a large portion of The Heart's Invisible Furies 😁)

Nonfiction: 1
Audiobook: 1
Ebooks: 4

🌻Favorite🌻 The Fellowship of the Ring!

#LOTRchapteraday #auguststats #readingstats #anditsaugust #bestofaugust

Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌😁 2y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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▪Historical fiction▪Fantasy▪Memoir ▪Classics▪

Gah. I love these genres. Anybody else the same?

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Marmie7 These are actually my top 4 too! 2y
mrsthilkey @Marmie7 yesss 🙌 2y
Dragon I read most types except politics, sports and westerns. Romance, mysteries, fantasy and Science Fiction in adult or YA are my faves. 2y
readinginthedark Oh my gosh, this is probably my exact list, but maybe in a different order. ❤️ 2y
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A couple of my favorite highlights from the last few chapters! 🤓🍺

#LOTRchapteraday

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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To narrow it down, here are all the two word titles I have read in 2017. 😀

Favorites: Bel Canto and The Dry

#twowordtitles #anditsaugust