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tessavi

Joined January 2018

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Remote Control | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

I read several books by Okorafor and in my opinion this one has the best writing style so far. The ending was so-so, but overall a quick solid read.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Mehso-so

This is the second Backman book I read and I have mixed feelings. Some parts really touched me an Backman is great at showing people's thoughts & emotions. But there is just something about the writing style that makes it less enjoyable. I felt the same a out A man called Ove.

katy4peas I enjoyed Ove, but I think I listened to it on audio. I wonder if this one would be more enjoyable for you on audio? 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Pickpick

This murder mystery with a ghost story and some world war II history mixed in was pretty good!

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World Without End | Ken Follett
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15,000! Thanks everyone! I am slowly getting back on Litsy, I love browsing everyone's posts. Just haven't felt like writing reviews myself.

Libby1 I understand! I‘m happy you‘re here. 🌷 11mo
Mccall0113 Congrats! I don‘t write reviews. I just post what I‘m reading. Enjoy!! 11mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

I listened to the audio and was engrossed. Not the best dystopian novel ever, but it did make me feel uncomfortable.

Sweettartlaura SO uncomfortable 😮. I was angry reading this pretty much all the way through. Wasn‘t expecting that much of a reaction. 11mo
tessavi @Sweettartlaura yeah, I felt anger every now and then as well, as this didn't seem farfetched at all. 11mo
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Burning Girls | C J Tudor
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Pickpick

I loved this! My favorite C.J Tudor book so far. I guessed a few of the 'twists', but it was still enjoyable.

Jemgirl2014 Did you guess Jack's true identity? That was the only thing I guessed. lol I was rooting for Wrigley until his true nature was revealed. Totally shocked! 11mo
tessavi @Jemgirl2014 yeah, I did guess that. I also liked Wrigley in the beginning. 11mo
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The Tommyknockers | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Some might consider this book longer than it needed to be to tell it's story, but I loved every page.

BekahB I felt the same way when I read King‘s It. Did the book need to be that long? Probably not. But I still enjoyed the extra side stories/details. 11mo
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Mehso-so

Not as good as the first book. It dragged here and there and I found Wade annoying in the first few chapters.

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World Without End | Ken Follett
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Tissue box for scale. I'm jumping into this chunkster next. I read Pillars of the Earth years ago and loved it.

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Roadside Picnic | Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Mehso-so

I liked the premise and enjoyed the first half, but towards the end it was dragging.

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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As a boardgamer, I am excited to learn more about this Red Rising #boardgame!

LibrarianRyan That looks interesting. 12mo
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This Perfect Day | Ira Levin
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Pickpick

Except for the rape, already forgiven the next day, this is a great classic sci-fi. Love this awful cover 🤭

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Semiosis | Sue Burke
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the story but didn't love it.

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Run | Blake Jack Crouch
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Panpan

(Non)zombie survival story. It didn't add anything to the genre.

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Pickpick

I found the character background parts more interesting than the main story but overall a great read.

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Cockroaches | Jo Nesbo
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I enjoy a good mystery but this felt a bit messy. My least favorite of the Harry Hole books I read so far.

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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3 years already! Though I have been absent for most covid-2020.
#litsyversary

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Pickpick

It took me sometime to get into this, but when it finally grabbed me I couldn't put it down! Same great world building as the previous Grishaverse books, but I enjoyed this more as it wasn't as predictable.

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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I read a lot these past few months but haven't felt like writing any reviews. The tagged book was the last one I started in 2020 and finished on the 1st. Aiming for at least 52 books again in 2021!

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Patternmaster | Octavia E. Butler
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The new Audible Plus offer made me add a bunch of books to my library, this is just a small selection.
Now to actually listen to these.... 😅
#audible #audibleplus

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Pickpick

Though I guessed the plot twist, it was an entertaining read.

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Pickpick

These darkish fairy tale retellings are a nice introduction to the Witcher world.

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Superposition | David Walton
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Pickpick

First review of this book on Litsy 😄
A sci-fi mystery that reminded me of Crouch's Dark Matter, which I read first though it was published later. The first half was filled with science and the most interesting. I'll pick up the second book some day.

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Mitosis: A Reckoners Story | Brandon Sanderson
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Mehso-so

This short story was okay, not great. It felt like a chapter of the second book that just didn't make the cut.

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Calamity | Brandon Sanderson
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Mehso-so

The last book in the series. The last quarter didn't keep my attention, that's why it's a so-so instead of a pick.

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I have been absent from Litsy for a while, as I needed a break from social media. I have read a bunch of books during that time but not too many great ones. Did love the tagged one which I finished today ♥️

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Jeeeeeeez, The Cabin at the End of the World was a brutal book. I‘m going to read Tchaikovsky‘s Firewalkers sometimes soon. 2y
tessavi @TobeyTheScavengerMonk yeah, The Cabin was brutal and though the overall story was good, it was too slow for me. 2y
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I didn't know which books on my shelves to read and my boyfriend picked this one. I loved it! Some of the science part went a bit over my head but the story is solid. Some of the conversation s felt a bit awkward, but I think that might be a cultural/translation thing. Bought the second book 😊

DuckOfDoom I also use my BF to pick a 'random' book if I can't decide. He sometimes even reads the back to see if it can spike his interest and fits my mood. 2y
tessavi @DuckOfDoom My boyfriend actually read this and knows I love sci-fi, so it was an easy pick for him 😅 2y
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A Winter Haunting | Dan Simmons
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No golden bookmark but still, a new book! 😬

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The Raven's Head | Karen Maitland
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I scanned 3 shelves today and my physical TBR list on Goodreads jumped to over a 100! That does not include the books I already read and I have a few more shelves to go. I shouldn't buy any physical books until I finish some 😅

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The Tower of Swallows | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Audible has another 2 for 1 sale and also grabbed my March Originals 😊
#bookhaul

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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Pickpick

Great opening which immediately pulled me in, but the ending dragged a bit. I hope the next book focusses a bit more on the mystery and less on the 'will they, won't they' romance.

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As with every short story collection, some stories stood out while others were so-so. I took a long break between the 1st & 2nd half and during that time I found that certain scenes often popped back into my mind. Under My Roof is my favorite & if it ever becomes a novel, I'll definitely pick it up. Mamatas has made it onto my radar & I look forward to reading more of his. Thx to Tachyon & #NetGalley for the ARC #ThePeoplesRepublicOfEverything

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Mr. Toppit | Charles Elton
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Book haul from another great bookish Tokyo adventure with @tokyoseg !

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The Good Son: A Novel | You-Jeong Jeong
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I heard good things about this book so couldn't pass up this deal!

BridgetteM This is a good one! Very creepy. 2y
batsy I enjoyed this one! 💀 2y
Cathythoughts I enjoyed too 👍🏻 2y
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Pickpick

Though a bit predictable, this was a great conclusion to the series. I hope these characters will appear again some day.

Bookzombie I loved this series. 2y
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Pickpick

Another fast paced mystery. I like the main characters, but the writers & publishers in this book are all pretty aweful. Book 3 is on my shelf so I might just jump straight in.

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Pickpick

The characters really grew on me and this 4th book was the best so far. I jumped straight into the final (audio)book.

Bookgoil I love this series! 2y
tessavi @Bookgoil It didn't start as strong as the Bartimaes books but I'm enjoying this series! 2y
Bookgoil I feel like the first book really got good at the end with the Red Room tho! 2y
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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Pickpick

I quite enjoyed this! Good pacing and I liked the characters. Immediately started the second book.

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Buried Giant | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Mehso-so

Finished this last week. I enjoyed reading this story about love & memories but the ending was a bit disappointing.

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Quantum: A Thriller | Patricia Cornwell
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Panpan

Very repetitive and not much happening. I read until the end because I wanted to know what was in the Yellow Submarine.

tessavi But not even that was revealed 👎 2y
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Pickpick

Enjoyed Exit Strategy a lot more than the previous installment. Now to wait until May...

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Rogue Protocol | Martha Wells
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Mehso-so

I didn't like this one as much as the previous two Murderbot books. For only Rogue Protocol I'd give this 2 stars, but I immediately continued with Exit Strategy and together the story is a lot more solid.

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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Mehso-so

I loved the experience and appreciate the effort that went into this book! For that I'd recommend it and would give it 4 stars, but the story itself didn't do it for me.

Reagan It‘s a crazy read that really stuck with me, but I didn‘t love it. I think I liked the presentation more than the story. 2y
tessavi @Reagan yup, my feelings exactly. I liked the House of Leaves story a bit more. 2y
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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Mehso-so

First book of 2020, though I started in December. A fast paced read but predictable. I felt like I read this story several times already.

DogMomIrene Felt the same way. Plus the middle school kids who I handed this book to would come back with same feeling. I'm debating trying her other books, but I've heard they're all kind of so-so:( 2y
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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I won't finish my current book (tagged) before midnight, so these are my stats for 2019! 7 books less than last year but I'm still happy with this number.
Happy New Year everyone! May 2020 be filled with books 😬📚📚

Reagan The Terror 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Finished The Witcher TV show earlier this week and enjoyed it a lot! I got two of the books already (unread) and grabbed this one in the audible sale. I should move them up on my TBR list 😅

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Mehso-so

4 stars for the Brakebill part, but only 2 for Fillory. I listened to the audiobook and I found the part set in Fillory so boring my mind kept wondering.

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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the first part but the ending was 'messy‘ and I was glad when I finally finished it. Got a bit of a reading slump since and only read a few pages of the new book I started 😔

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The Lathe Of Heaven: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin
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As someone who has strange but realistic dreams, this book was fascinating and terrifying at the same time.

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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Loved it! I enjoyed the first book but thought the storyline could have been better. This one was great and I hope the third book continues in the same line.