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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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This was charming in many ways. Britt-Marie was quite a character. There was a darker subplot that didn't seem to fit the feel of the book and left me disappointed. @Soubhiville #authoramonth2020

Soubhiville Great photo! 4w
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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I enjoyed this story of a woman coming to understand her life and how it led her to the dangerous job of a spy for a shadowy government agency. Much of the action took place in Burkina Faso. The main character was well-developed, and the plot was gripping.

Hazel0303 I agree! This was very well done! 1mo
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Some interesting ideas in this young adult fantasy, based on the fairy tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I found the writing a bit choppy.

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ A great concept! A big box store modelled on a certain Swedish flat-pack company, where a group of employees spends a fateful night. The clever book design is the best part of the book.

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⭐ ⭐ Almost didn't finish this one. Three narrators tell a story of a murder. For me, there was nobody to root for.

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Emily Eternal | M. G. WHEATON
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ for this SF story of an artificial intelligence which has been trained to work as a psycho-therapist, but has much greater capabilities to be exploited by several desparate groups on the brink of global annihilation. The AI herself was quite charming. The story was lacking for me.

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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I haven't read this one since I was a kid. It is fantastic. Definitely a good book to read aloud. #Authoramonth @Soubhiville

Soubhiville I‘ve never read this one, but I did enjoy the movie. 3mo
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Institute | Stephen King
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This was a great story. Disturbing, as you can expect with Stephen King. I like the cover, too.
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Fallen Angel | Chris Brookmyre
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ for this psychological thriller about a damaged family gathering at their vacation home for a memorial for their father.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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The complexity! It took me a long time to understand what was happening with the invention and the way it was used. Quite masterfully conceived and written. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Half Way Home | Hugh Howey
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This story of genetically designed teenage space colonists had a lot of potential, but it fell flat. Something about the way the action was described seemed more like a passive summary than an adrenaline rush. I did enjoy his earlier book Beacon 23 and don't recall a passive style there... ⭐⭐

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 This was delightful. A dream team collaboration of artist and writer. 🐐

Scochrane26 I agree. It‘s so good. 5mo
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Giant Days #4 | John Allison
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Love this series! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ for this psychological thriller. Set in New York City in a building which sounds pretty cool (gargoyles!) And a sweet apartment-sitting situation, it seems. I definitely didn't see the twist coming...

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Feed | M. T. Anderson
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4 stars for this teen sf story. It's set in the near future when we all connect to the feed through our implants and get bombarded by advertising and use it as a back channel to talk to people, even when we're in the same room with them.
While i was reading, I had a strong wish to hear an audiobook version instead. The teen slang was great, and it would be funny to hear.

LibrarianRyan The audio book was pretty good. This book is wild. The field of meet and the skin falling off. 6mo
nicebicycle @LibrarianRyan Yes, the farm tour! And the lesions (ok to flaunt, now that celebrities started having them, too). And the neighbourhoods stacked on top of each other. Disturbing... 6mo
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Vessel: A Novel | Lisa A. Nichols
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4 stars for this psychological thriller set at NASA.

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The Hike | Drew Magary
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ for this one. It's kind of an allegory/Alice in Wonderland/Kafkaesque fantasy about a man who goes for a much longer hike than he intended. Compelling writing style. A couple of great sidekicks.

Reggie I put this on all the posts for this book but when I read the part about his fight with the beetle, I was eating pizza with olives on it and then, I was not eating pizza with olives on it. I loved this book. 7mo
nicebicycle @Reggie Ha! Yeah, that part. Think I might not have read all the words for that part... What an adventure! A great read. 7mo
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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This was very good! A fantasy/mystery set in a magic school. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Donna Has Left the Building | Susan Jane Gilman
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ for this story of a woman hitting bottom during a madcap mid-life crisis. It's funny, and a bit cringey. I especially liked the final section.

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The Glovemaker: A Novel | Ann Weisgarber
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Holy cow, this was really good. A historical novel, set in Utah. Great characters. A deceptively slow-moving story. Beautiful writing. Would make a nice book club choice as there's lots to talk about.

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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐Wish I hadn't read this so quickly! Really good. Lots of characters and side stories and complexity and humour.

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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐This mystery was a quick read for a summer weekend. Very evocative of the Appalachian wilderness.

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Star-Crossed | Minnie Darke
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I loved the concept of this book, and it was generally very charming. There was one subplotline that I found rather upsetting (and gratuitous). At that point I lost enthusiasm for the book, and never got it back.

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⭐⭐ ⭐Finished it up while relaxing on our new patio. Time travel. OK.

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