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Nessavamusic

Joined January 2018

I love a wide variety of books but gravitate towards fantasy and romance. 📚🐶
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September Ends | Hunter S. Jones, An Anonymous English Poet
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My #SeptemberReads a great month!
22 books read
3 DNF‘s
13 Audiobooks 🎧
6 Physical books 📚
3 Kindle books
My favorites of the month:
Last Argument of Kings, Paladin‘s Hope, I‘m Glad My Mom Died, The Hunger of the Gods & The Bodyguard

I‘m excited to dive into some thriller/horror/paranormal reads for October!

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The Stardust Thief | Chelsea Abdullah
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I enjoyed this new fantasy adventure inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights. Filled with middle eastern folklore and great characters. This is an adult fantasy, but great for those new to the genre, as it is not too densely packed with characters. Not all of the characters are as strongly fleshed out as others, so not perfect, but a great start to a new trilogy. 4⭐️
This is my #doublespin read!

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time | Gillian McAllister
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This was a very original mystery. Our main character witnesses a horrific event with her son. Then each day she wakes up back in time, trying to figure out what led to the event. It has her questioning if she has been a good mother and everyone she has relationships with. Well crafted, though as someone who isn‘t a parent, I couldn‘t completely empathize. This is definitely worth the read. 4⭐️
#bookspinbingo Bingo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1d
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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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A solid end to a fun YA mystery adventure. Though is definitely YA (down to some very standard YA tropes ugh love triangle), the mystery and puzzles are a lot of fun. These are not standalones, you definitely have to read in order, but the journey is fun and they are quick reads. 4⭐️

Richryan52 Holmes fan? 4d
Nessavamusic @Richryan52 I‘ve read some, though mystery isn‘t my most read genre. (edited) 4d
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There is still time to join the fun and join a team for #Scarathlon2022

Go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrAKF_4P5QR-kJDU9lrhzW7PQata8xPbqkHpE7... to sign up or visit one of the hosts of this fabulous event: @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Thanks for sharing! 4d
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Spooky Season | Jessie Haas
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The big ole stack of physical books on my #OctoberTBR for #Scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash
Lots of spooky vibes here!

Sleepswithbooks This looks so great!! 5d
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Last Argument of Kings | Joe Abercrombie
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A fantastic, brutal, epic conclusion to the trilogy. Glokta is now a forever favorite book character. I look forward to continuing in this world. This is most definitely grim dark, violent fantasy, so not necessarily for everyone. I however loved it! 5⭐️
#SuperSeptember book 6! #20in4 #Readathon

Andrew65 Sounds great. 6 books is awesome 👏👏👏 5d
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My #BookReport for Sept 18-24:
🎧The It Girl 3.5⭐️
📔Ruby Fever 5⭐️
🎧I‘m Glad My Mom Died 5⭐️
🎧Paladin‘s Hope 5⭐️
📔When Gracie Met the Grump 4⭐️
#WeeklyForecast
In Progress:
🎧Last Argument of Kings 70% might finish today
📖The Stardust Thief 11%
Up Next:
📚Paper Girls
🎧Wrong Place Wrong Time
🎧Six Crimson Cranes

Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts on 6d
Nessavamusic @Cinfhen it‘s a book club pick, so hopefully a good discussion read! 6d
Cinfhen It‘s getting solid reviews!! Keep me posted 😁thanks 6d
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When Gracie Met The Grump | Mariana Zapata
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One more favorite author‘s new book. A new sub genre for Zapata, a super hero romance! A member of a trinity of super hero‘s crashes into Gracie‘s front yard. She has secrets of her own, but feels the need to help him. I really enjoyed the story, though the first third of the book could really have been edited down. The second half was an absolute delight and includes a well done Grump/Sunshine couple. 4⭐️
#SuperSeptember #5 done #20in4

Cinfhen Cool!! I love that sub-genre 6d
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5d
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The Stardust Thief | Chelsea Abdullah
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Neither here nor there, but long ago…

#FirstLineFridays

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Bucket List | Georgia Clark
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Here is my Fall Bucket list! Go go #TeamMonsterMash
#Scarathlon2022

mdm139 Oh, I like the mum plant idea. 1w
StayCurious I love this! Great list! 1w
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September, September | Shelby Foote
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Thank you @RedxoHearts so much for my wonderful #fffs package! Both of these books I‘ve really wanted! I love all the goodies too. Happy Autumn! 🍁🍂

DinoMom I was just looking at Half a soul in the bookstore today… it looks good. 1w
Avanders 🍂🍁♥️🫶🏽 1w
RedxoHearts I'm so glad you liked it :) Happy Reading! 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Last third of the year! How are you all doing on the #NoShameReadathon22? #Scarathlon2022 is happening soon so a great time to get your horror/thriller/mystery reads in. I‘ll have one more drawing for a final prize in December! One drawing for each time you post. I have plans for a new Readathon for 2023 that I will post in December! If you want to share any genres/tropes you‘d love to see next year let me know! #nsr22

LiseWorks I think I'm finally caught up in this but looking back I should have kept the horror section for October lol 1w
Moll Hello!! How does this work? 6d
Nessavamusic @moll simply read and review a book featuring any of the sub genres listed. Tag me and #NSR22 A way to read a wide variety of fun books, clear the TBR‘s and get a chance at a prize. 6d
Moll @Nessavamusic Ooo fabulous - thank you! 6d
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Paladin's Hope | T Kingfisher
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I adore this romantic fantasy series. It features a clan of paladin‘s that have fought brutal battles and deal with ptsd while trying to defend the innocent. Each book is a standalone, but I do recommend reading in order. This is book 3 featuring one of said paladins who teams up with a “bone doctor” (think pathologist) and a fantastical being to solve a mystery. 5⭐️
#SuperSeptember #20in4 #Readathon book 4!

Andrew65 Great progress 👏👏👏 1w
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#Two4Tuesday
1. Glokta from the First Law trilogy for sure.
2. Movie - I could totally see him in a horror movie like Saw. I could also picture him in Game of Thrones.

TheSpineView Excellent choice!Thanks for playing! 2w
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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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So I have read all of these numbers, so these are books near the numbers. We‘ll see if I get to any of them.
A Natural History of Dragons
Six Crimson Cranes
The Iron King

PuddleJumper Awesome! 2w
Morr_Books I am currently reading Roll100s from August & September. I'm a bit behind :( 1w
Nessavamusic @Morr_Books yeah I don‘t know if I‘ll get to these in October because they don‘t really fit in my Scarathlon goals! 1w
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October, October | Katya Balen
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Posting early my #OctoberReads
A busy month for me in Litsy as I will participate in:
#bookspin
#doublespin
#bookspinbingo
#Scarathlon22 go #TeamMonsterMash +20 early bird
#witchathon
#LittenListen
#31by31
And assorted #Readathons I‘m sure @Andrew65 will host
Probably my favorite month on Litsy!

StayCurious Yay! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
mdm139 Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! 1w
Andrew65 Wow! that‘s organised. ♥️ Promise to not let you down. (edited) 1w
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Here are some of the things I hope to watch in October for #Scarathlon22
#TeamMonsterMash
Early bird post! 20 pts

LiseWorks Ooh good stuff here 2w
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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A funny and very sad memoir about her life as a child actor and a very abusive relationship with her mother. It is very well written and I highly recommend the audiobook which she narrates herself. 5⭐️

#SuperSeptember #20in4 #Readathon Book 3 done!

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2w
AmyG I just finished this on audio. Yes, she does a great job reading her book. Quite unimaginable at times what a parent can do to a child, the lies, the narcissism. Very well written book. (edited) 2w
LiseWorks I heard her in an interview and felt sad how her mom treated her 2w
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A fantastic end to the Hidden Legacy second trilogy. I love how it tied up loose ends and had great action scenes. I won‘t say much more as major series spoilers. I cannot recommend this series enough, it is my favorite series by this author duo. 5⭐️
#bookspinbingo 1st bingo!
#SuperSeptember #20in4 #Readathon 2nd book done

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looking great!! 2w
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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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In a similar vibe to In My Dreams I Hold a knife, but not as good. A woman revisits a tragic event of her college days and it puts everything that she thought happened into doubt. I do like the character work in this book so I‘m giving it a pick. However, it is too long and I guessed the mystery fairly early. I‘d still recommend if you are looking for an academia/domestic mystery. The audiobook is also solid. 3.5⭐️

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
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Challenges | Ben Bova
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Finished my 2022 reading challenge way early! I‘m having a great reading year. We‘ll see how many I can finish this year!
#GoodreadsReadingChallenge

Deblovestoread Well done 🙌🏼 2w
UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Jas16 🙌🏽 2w
aperfectmjk Congrats! 🍾 2w
eeclayton Congrats! 🥳 2w
Meshell1313 🙌 2w
fredamans 👏 👏 👏 2w
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End of Summer | Tillie Walden
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My #SuperSeptember #Readathon plans!

Finish my current reads:
🎧The It Girl
🎧The Stand-in
📖Ruby Fever
📖When Gracie Met the Grump
Then after those:
🎧I‘m Glad My Mom Died
📚The Stardust Thief
#20in4

Andrew65 Good Luck 😁 2w
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Eve & Roarke are back in the latest installment of the In Death series (#55!). These recent books in the series have really reinvigorated the series with stories that feel very now even though this is a speculative mystery series. Two girls escape a horrific situation, but only one survives. While solving a murder Eve & Co unlock a much bigger conspiracy. While this is a long running series that I definitely recommend, this could be read alone.5⭐️

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This was a beautiful book. An original fantasy with Chinese fairy tale inspiration. The beginning of the book feels very straightforward YA/NA fantasy (think SJM). However, as the story continues we are introduced to the very cool magic system and mythology. I definitely recommend this for people new to adult fantasy or fantasy in general as it‘s very approachable and not overloaded with characters. 4⭐️

Dragon Sounds good- stacking 💚🐉 2w
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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#Two4Tuesday
1. I like both but I‘ve read more post-apocalyptic
2. Tagged is definitely my favorite!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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Continuing my streak of fun mystery/thrillers. This is like Golden Girls crossed with Alias. It was a very entertaining listen about 4 assassins who are on a vacation celebrating their retirement. Only to prevent an assassination attempt. I definitely recommend and though I think this is a standalone, I‘d love to revisit these characters. 4⭐️

MrsK Such a great review! I really can‘t wait to read this book. Thanks😊 3w
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A Lady for a Duke | Alexis Hall
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This is a beautiful romance. The heroine uses a near death experience in war to restart her life as the woman she always has known she is. Her one regret is leaving her best friend behind. She gets convinced to visit him to discover he is a mess. This begins a very slow burn romance. It really is lovely, but too long. It took me way to long to finish it, but I definitely recommend. 4⭐️

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The Last Housewife: A Novel | Ashley Winstead
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I am on a roll with excellent thrillers. This is a very very dark (all the triggers) thriller about a woman that discovers her college best friends has seemingly killed herself. Along with her childhood friend she goes looking for answers and has to revisit her disturbing past. Just like the author‘s previous thriller, this is an absorbing read that I could not stop listening to. I highly recommend but definitely be warned of triggers ⬇️ 5⭐️

Nessavamusic Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, gas lighting, physical abuse, cultish semi-enslavement, violence including torture, a lot lot lot of misogyny. (edited) 3w
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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This was a strange atmospheric horror wrapped in Native American folklore. It was a difficult read and I wasn‘t exactly sure what was going on at times, but I definitely respect the writing. Also definitely creepy and the author paints a cinematic picture with his prose. 4⭐️

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My #BookReport Sep 4-10
🎧The Bodyguard 5⭐️
📔The Hunger of the Gods 5⭐️
🎧This Savage Song 4⭐️
📔Vinland Saga Vol 1 4.5⭐️
🎧Carrie Soto is back 4⭐️
📔Confessions 4.5⭐️
DNFs
Love in the Time of Serial Killers
Love on the Brain
#WeeklyForecast
In Progress
📖Ruby Fever
📖A Lady for a Duke
🎧Only Good Indians
Up Next
📚The Last Argument of Kings & The Stardust Thief
🎧The Stand-in & The Last Housewife

Cinfhen Another fantastic week and so many 4 & 5 star reads!!! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading I loved the bodyguard too! My first Katherine Center and not my last! 3w
Nessavamusic @cinfhen yes some great reads!! 3w
Cinfhen I LOVED The Bodyguard too @Prairiegirl_reading 💘I listened on audio - SO GOOD 3w
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Wow, this was a doozy of a revenge thriller/horror. A teacher has lost her child and discovers some of her students are responsible. Throughout the book the truth unravels from multiple POVs and the ending made me gasp. The one flaw of the book is some repetitiveness as we hear the story from different characters but I still highly recommend this one. 4.5⭐️ CW in comments ⬇️
#bookspin pick complete!

Nessavamusic Trigger warnings for death of a child, bullying and terror in a school 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This is classic TJR. With historical characters that feel so real you want to Google them. This is about a tennis phenom and her coach father. She is not a terribly likable person, yet the author has us rooting for her, and her father is wonderful. The ending was predictable so that knocks this down a little for me. However, a great read that I could not stop listening to. 4⭐️

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My #FallingForFallSwap package has arrived! #fffs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡📚🍁 3w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🍂🎃♥️ 3w
RedxoHearts I just realized I don't think I wrote my username anywhere but I'm glad it's made it to you safely :) 3w
Nessavamusic @RedxoHearts yay thanks! I can‘t wait to open it! 3w
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Let me preface this with the fact that I really liked Love Hypothesis. This book has almost the same plot and even characters as all of her other books. I‘m DNFing due to this. I will try her again when I hear there is more variation in characters. Every story has manic pixie tiny scientist and giant broody grumpy semi-bully misunderstood hero. No need to read as I have read it already! Ugh.

julesG Good choice. Good review. 3w
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Vinland Saga 1 | Makoto Yukimura
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I‘m very new to manga, I have seen this one raves about by some of my favorite fantasy reviewers, so I checked it out. This was a very fun Viking adventure story. The art is beautiful and the pacing of the story was solid. I look forward to continuing the series! 4.5⭐️

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I bailed on this one fairly early. I was not liking the protagonist, she was reading very young. I am just done with immature protagonists. Just not for me!

LitStephanie Me too! Done with immature protagonists, I mean. I keep reading stories where women are at least mid-twenties and acting like young teens. It is weird and cringey. 3w
Nessavamusic @LitStephanie I think a lot of these are YA author‘s first foray into adult. That is true of this book, I checked! 3w
5feet.of.fury Oh no! That cover is calling to me, but that‘s a pet peeve of mine too 3w
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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I really like V.E. Schwab‘s adult books, and I‘ve had this one on my shelf for a while so I finally got to it. This is a well crafted YA Urban fantasy with horror elements. In this world monsters are created through trauma - different types depending on the trauma. Our protagonists are the children of two powerful antagonists, so a small Romeo & Juliet vibe. I liked it, but didn‘t love it, mainly I think I am done with YA. 4⭐️ ⬇️

Nessavamusic If you like darker YA, this duology is definitely for you. Triggers - loss of a parent, a hint at school violence. 3w
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Wow, this series is excellent. This is book 2 of The Bloodsworn saga and it continues the epic story of a group of interconnected warriors. This is a Viking inspired epic fantasy that I highly recommend! 5⭐️

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Would You Rather: A Novel | Allison Ashley
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#hauntedhalloweenswap #hhs
I would rather:
Meet a 👻
Extra 🎃 Halloween
🤔Giant maze
😻Cute
🎃Pumpkin patch
🪡Make one
🍫Treat
🧙🏻‍♀️Make a potion
🍭I try to save it but…

wanderinglynn ☠️🖤🙌🏻 4w
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Eidolon | Grace Draven
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#manicmonday #lettere

📚Tagged for sure
📖 Author - Jennifer Estep
🎥 Movie - Enchanted
📺 TV - ER & The Expanse
🎤 Singers - Ella Fitzgerald, Enya
🎸 Band - Evanescence
🎶 Song - Eternal Flame by the Bangles

CBee Thanks for playing 😊 4w
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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I loved this! This rom-com with a light mystery was just what I needed between reading some dense and heavy reads. Our female MC works as a security specialist aka bodyguard. After an awkward breakup she is assigned to guard a popular movie star (definitely pictured a certain famous Chris). Is this super deep, no. Did I want to keep working on things so I could keep listening to the audiobook? Yes! 5⭐️

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wanderinglynn 🎃🙌🏻👻 4w
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#LittensWantToKnow

I am ok with DNFing a book. I have way too much to read to continue something I‘m not enjoying. Reading things I don‘t like puts me into a reading funk, and who wants that?

lele1432 I think it‘s fine to DNF! I don‘t do it often because I have a love hate relationship with hate reading books and try to see how they end lol, but I definitely will DNF if I can tell I won‘t find ANY redeemable qualities in a book. 4w
idealityandme I DNF books all the time! It's gotta give to receive my attention🤷‍♀️ 4w
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Jade Fire Gold | June C Tan
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I really liked the start of the book and was looking forward to an original story, but it fell into all the YA fantasy cliches and I am just burnt out on them. If you are a fan of YA fantasy, I would definitely recommend, just not for me. #dnf

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My #BookReport for Aug 28 - Sep 3 Great week!
Finished:
🎧4⭐️Things We Never Got Over
📔3.5⭐️The Bone Shard Emperor
📔3.5⭐️Making the Match
🎧4⭐️Just Like Home
🎧3.5⭐️Puck Me Secretly
🎧4⭐️A River Enchanted
In Progress:
📖The Hunger of the Gods 37%
📖A Lady for a Duke 32%
🎧Jade Fire Gold 10%
Up Next:
🎧The Bodyguard
📚Vinland Saga Book 1, Confessions

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Another fabulous week 🙌🏻💕📚 4w
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This was a lovely new fantasy based of Celtic folklore. It was a very cool fantasy world and unique magic. There were moments where it dragged and there are moments that feel YA, even though is an adult book. This would be a good first foray into adult fantasy. I look forward to book 2! 4⭐️

Jas16 What a gorgeous cover. 4w
Nessavamusic @Jas16 Illumicrate edition! 4w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here is my September #bookspinbingo

My #bookspin pick will be: Confessions by Kanae Minato

My #doublespin pick will be: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 1mo
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Roll the Dice | Robbie Cox
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My #roll100 reads for September!

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah Dawson

The third roll I have already finished!

PuddleJumper That's great! 1mo
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#LittensWanttoKnow

1. Tagged, I recommend the Hidden Legacy series all the time.
2. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas - my favorite historical romance of all time
3. The House in the Cerulean Sea - I recommend any time friends need a warm hug of a book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love #3 🌊 💙 1mo
Dragon Have to agree - I love to reread it - 💚🐉 1mo
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