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Joined October 2015

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Most of my night has been trying to make this book a less appealing pillow. Not having much luck

Simona 😍😍😍 5y
Iamlisa22 I know this pose very well lol 😻 5y
Jinjer 😂😂😂The look on kitty's face!!! 5y
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First time #botm! I normally hem and haw for days before buying anything but as soon as I saw the Into The Water promo for #bookofthemonth, I pulled the trigger. Can't wait!

Megabooks Yay!! 5y
Rachel.Rencher I got the same ones! 5y
swishandflick Welcome to the club! The addiction is real 😄 5y
Reviewsbylola I just started Since We Fell! 5y
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Last Argument of Kings | Joe Abercrombie
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Bookshelf vs cat shelf

tpixie #catsoflitsy such a cutie! 🐱 5y
SusanInTiburon Cat shelf 👍🏽 5y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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If anyone's in NYC this weekend, Hulu has a really interesting art installation at the High Line! It's there through Sunday

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Mischling: A novel | Affinity Konar
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I'm drowning in Kindle purchases and it's wonderful

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Frog Music: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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Ever do that thing where life has not been going well for your character and you have a feeling it's only gonna get worse so you're too anxious to pick it back up? That's where I'm at right now

Lacythebookworm I enjoyed this book, but I don't ever see anyone talking about it. Hope it turns out ok for you! 👍😊 5y
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Amazon's Cyber Monday ebook deals are crazy, guys

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When I needed a book to thoroughly distract me from this horrible week, Paul Tremblay had my back. I loved all the different mediums centered around this one tale of exorcism (TV show, blog, memoir), providing so many details and angles and only ending up with more questions. I could have done with a longer ending but then again, I always feel that way.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Mehso-so

Reading this particular book during this particular election was not my best idea. It seemed more a story about how misogyny and a patriarchal society shaped one girl's life than a reimagination of the inner workings of the Mason cult. It wasn't what I expected and the ending felt flat but the cutting observations on society are absolute gold

Taylor I also gave this a So-So. 5y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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"That was part of being a girl...The only thing you could do was smile from the corner they'd backed you into. Implicate yourself in the joke even if the joke was always on you."

Y'all, this book is depressing as hell

KilgoreTrout Ugh that line got me, too. Little nugget of truth! 5y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Finally get to read this! Unicorn filter because this is a magical moment

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Sophie Hannah strikes again. This is a really fun mystery read. Lots of suspense and it has a great story-within-a-story aspect that I loved

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I call this Reading By The Sea. Alternate title would be A Really Pleasant Way To Spend An Evening

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I Am An Executioner: Love Stories | Rajesh Parameswaran
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I picked this up a few years ago while I was on a short story collection bender and absolutely fell in love. I can't praise it enough #booktober #diversereads

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"Worries are pack animals as well as cowards: too flimsy and insubstantial to do much damage alone, they signal for backup. Pretty soon there's a whole gang of them circling you..."

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Dear Mr. M: A Novel | Herman Koch
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Lord give me strength to not run out and buy this right now

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I'm a little embarrassed I waited this long to read a Nora Ephron book. I have most definitely been missing out. This made me laugh, cry, and stay awake til I finished the whole thing

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One of my biggest literary pet peeves is unnatural dialogue and this book had stilted conversations for days. But I still loved it. It's weird and interesting and reminded me of a fairy tale. Plus I was insanely jealous of Barb's apartment (minus her awful doorman)

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There was so much weight in this, sadness and longing and regret. I couldn't put it down

Notafraidofwords I'm jealous that you got to read this for the first time. 5y
hwheaties I absolutely love this book. Taught it last year. 5y
Notafraidofwords Were you surprised by the ending ? By the brothers ending? 5y
thesaurusrex @Notafraidofwords Yes and no. The way the story kept circling back to Jack made it feel inevitable, but that was the only indication. I would have expected to see something from Nath's perspective about how he feels like even more of an outsider because he's not super into girls but maybe that would have been too obvious. And maybe in general we're moving towards not needing those early hints to accept or believe a gay/bi character, which is cool 5y
Notafraidofwords @thesaurusrex I totally agree. I was happy to see that him being gay was just part of him and no at all of him. 5y
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I'm finally starting this and I can't even tell you how excited I am!

Notafraidofwords So so good ! That ending 🙌🏼 5y
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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Don't judge by the cover, judge by that beautiful edge 😱

MrBook It is cool 😎👍🏻. 5y
kaitlyn I haven't read this but love how they did the anniversary edition 5y
PurityofEssence Can't wait for those Criterion releases either 🎉🎉🎉😌 5y
JWashington I read this so long ago that it was a "dirty" book at the time ??? 5y
CaitlinSiem I would buy this book out of beauty alone. The whole thing is gorgeous. 5y
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Catherine, Called Birdy | Karen Cushman
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#TBT Omgggg Catherine called Birdy! Clearly, I loved this book. Karen Cushman is fantastic @PennyNotSoDreadful

SusanInTiburon Ohhhh yessssss 💖 5y
PennyNotSoDreadful So very very much😍😍😍 5y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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OMGGG
If anyone's a Kindle reader like me, Amazon is doing some amazing deals on bestsellers today

Taylor Thanks for the tip. 5y
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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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My phone's almost as excited about this release as I am

jessberk13 What kind of alert is that? 6y
WanderingBookaneer I opened my eyes this morning and checked that it had downloaded. 6y
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As good as everyone said it'd be. A rich, full meandering tale of two lives.

Line that is still sticking to my bones: "In they'd come, integers; out they came, squared."

BookishMarginalia Great line! 6y
whitney One of my favs! 6y
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Yaaasssss I finally get to read this! The hype has been driving me crazy!

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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Moriarty always does a great job showing the utter joy and heartbreak found in life's small moments and this book is no exception. My one pet peeve is that the epilogue drops all subtlety and proceeds to carefully explain how Alice regaining her lost memories doesn't invalidate her choices or create a fake version of her; just a version who remembers life-shaping experiences. It's such a weird thing to explain. The book's still fantastic though

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Moby Dick | Herman Melville
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Is it just me or would this make a kickass literary tattoo?

Leelee08 ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
BookishMarginalia Indeed it would! 6y
HardcoverHearts I did not like Moby Dick but I do so love the Penguin Drop Cap editions! 6y
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MyBookLife 😍😍😍 6y
RealLifeReading Love it! 6y
Ukulelebob I listened to money dick on book tape, actual cassettes it was awesome. 6y
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Dang, Liane Moriarty is killin it with the book-to-movie pipeline

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The Door | Magda Szabo
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Bailedbailed

Halfway through, I still didn't understand any of the characters. The main character is meant to be mysterious but I didn't get anyone. It was tiring to not know if someone was being reasonable or overreacting unless the narrator explicitly said so. Maybe my cross-cultural reading skills need work

Lettters I struggled with this one too. Ultimately it won me over, but I'm not sure it lived up to my expectations. 6y
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You Should Have Known | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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I would have thought that reading a thriller from just one perspective (of the one woman who absolutely does not want to uncover the truth, no less) would frustrate me, but it was fantastic and balanced. Great read

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Nine books later, Sophie Hannah finally releases her grip on me. If you like TV crime drama, this series will fit you like a glove

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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#oursharedshelf killing it with the book choices. I read this at the recommendation of my sister years ago and it was an incredible eye opener. This story is told beautifully and the illustrations are amazing

das.schwaerzen Also watch the Animation 👊😊 6y
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What I wouldn't give for a Wizard of Oz embroidery

Ukulelebob That would be cool o have a copy of it on vhs and beta. 6y
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If books are food, this series is a bag of Cheetos. Not the most nutritious but so tasty and you keep eating them til the horrifying realization that a) you ate the entire bag in one sitting and b) you want another bag right this second

Ukulelebob Like mini powdered donuts 6y
thesaurusrex @Ukulelebob Exactly. Plus there's nine in this series. I might never escape 6y
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I'm a sucker for a thriller, so I ate this up. My only complaint is it was over too soon

Cataluna6 Our book club pick for this month, looking forward to it. 6y
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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A surplus of Salinger!

todd Strange inventory planning. What are they stocking up for? 6y
thesaurusrex @todd Right?? What do they know that we don't? 6y
SusanInTiburon Summer reading lists for HS students, I bet. This is a good time of year to pick up classics at your local book store. 6y
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I love how ominous this cover is. Perfect for this book

ChasingOm Oooh, I read this on my Kindle and hadn't seen that cover since reading it -- you're totally right! 🙈 6y
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Othello | William Shakespeare
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The real tragedy: I almost didn't see this

SGJ Dude. Such a cool cover. And idea. 6y
jeff What?!? Amazing. 6y
Sue Totally awesome!! 6y
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kaitlyn What is this lol 6y
QuirkBooks How do we get a copy of this?! 6y
PennyNotSoDreadful Hahahaaaa!!! 6y
Cataluna6 I love these editions, I've only seen the Pride & Prejudice one. 6y
bookishchelle 😂😂😂 6y
zembla ohhhh my god 6y
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"It was lonely being the only one who knew how I was feeling, to not be stored in the mind of someone else who could remind you who you were"

SGJ Had never heard of this one. Sounds cool (and terrifying). Thanks. 6y
Taylor Personally this book disappointed me. 6y
thesaurusrex @Taylor I kinda felt the same way. The writing itself was beautiful but the story didn't have much punch 6y
Taylor @thesaurusrex I was like, "If I have to read about one more candy cat commercial..." 6y
thesaurusrex @Taylor 😂😂😂 6y
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Molly the chocolate lab dressed as Winky the House Elf #dogsoflitsy #midnightreleaseparty

kaitlyn Yes! 6y
LitHousewife OMG! I love it! 6y
todd Ha! Please bring Molly in sometime!!! 6y
PennyNotSoDreadful Best. House elf. Ever. 6y
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Started this book yesterday morning on the train and couldn't sleep til I finished it last night. It's a beautifully told story made of different snapshots into so many interwoven lives over time. I loved it.

jeff Loved this book. Did you like/dislike the PowerPoint slides as part of the story? 6y
LitHousewife I have got to read that book. I have no idea what I've been waiting for. 6y
Dogearedcopy Ooh! I really loved what JE did with language: Each section had its own voice. And, yes, I'll admit that I actually cried a little bit at the end of the Power Point part! 6y
thesaurusrex @jeff The PowerPoint threw me at first but once I got the hang of it, I really liked them. They were just as poignant as any other chapter, which was great. 6y
Jessica_Eff One of my favorites! 6y
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Welcome to Night Vale | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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There is nothing more lonely than an action taken quietly on your own, and nothing more comforting than doing that same quiet action in parallel with fellow humans doing the same action, everyone alone next to each other.

jeff Yes! This one sounds good. 6y
TiffReadsAndRuns I loved this one! Listened to it on audio 6y
QuirkBooks Looooove this podcast! Can't wait to read the book! 6y
PennyNotSoDreadful Wow! Compelling! 6y
Ukulelebob Do not enter the dog park 6y
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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I think this was the only "If You Liked Gone Girl, Try This!" book that actually delivered. I couldn't put it down.

jeff Count me in. 6y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I laughed at this cover but then I realized I would secretly love a Tim Burton version of P&P

kaitlyn I love the deluxe penguin editions lol 6y
TheWordJar OMG...Tim Burton Pride and Prejudice! Brilliant! Someone needs to make this happen! 6y
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Ryan so engrossed in At Home that he totally doesn't notice me taking pictures like a creep. Coffee book dates are the best

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So pumped for this!

shelly cool cover! 6y
PennyNotSoDreadful One of my favorites!!! 6y
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Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit

"The rights of man" was one of the great phrases of the French Revolution, but it's always been questionable whether it included the rights of women.

thesaurusrex There are a lot of quotes from this book that are more grand and poetic, but as a kid who was way into history, this resonated with me 6y
kaitlyn Do you recommend this one? I was thinking about picking it up 6y
thesaurusrex Yeah, I really liked it. I picked it up after failing to get through Bad Feminist 😝 6y
kaitlyn I failed to get through bad feminist too! (Whoops for seeing this a month later) 6y
Notafraidofwords Is this as relatable read like Bad Feminist ? 6y
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Mehso-so

Short and baffling but some killer lines. My favorite part was actually the end acknowledgements: Flynn thanks George R. R. Martin for asking her to write him a story. Fingers crossed Amy Dunne makes her way into Westeros soon

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Whenever I read Tartt on my Kindle, I'm constantly checking to see how much of the story I have left. There's so much nail-biting mystery that I'm sure it'll all come crashing down in the next few pages. She keeps that suspense up the whole book

Orbeck33 I think I'm the only person I know who didn't like this book. 6y
rubyslippersreads I thought I was the only one too. 6y
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