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The Radleys
The Radleys | Matt Haig
Meet the Radleys. Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in a typical suburban English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But, as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret. In this moving, thrilling and extraordinary portrait of one unusual family, The Radleys asks what we grow into when we grow up, and explores what we gain and lose when we deny our appetites.
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bthegood
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The Radleys (Peter, Helen , Clara and Rowan) have a secret - they are vampires trying to live a quiet life following the abstainers handbook. When a situation occurs putting Clara in danger of being found out, the parents ask Uncle Will to help them. His arrival changes everything for their family. Overall, a good, not great read.

#BookSpinBingo for November! @TheAromaofBooks thanks for hosting -

Make a great day everyone🍂

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bthegood
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I finished 3 books during the #Friendsgiving and #NovelNovember readathons ! Only the tagged book to go for a #BookSpinBingo this month!!

Thanks for hosting @Catsandbooks and @Andrew65 -

Make a great day everyone - 🍂

Andrew65 Excellent, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🍾🥂😍🎊🎉 5mo
Catsandbooks Wonderful! Thanks for joining in on the fun! 🦃🧡 5mo
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bthegood
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I'm in for #NovelNovember thanks for hosting @Andrew65 - I'll use goals that I listed for #Friendsgiving readathon (as they overlap nicely, thank you for hosting @Catsandbooks ) - finish tagged and two others and get a #BookSpinBingo (thank you for hosting @TheAromaofBooks )!

Make a great day everyone - 🍂

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 5mo
Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 5mo
Catsandbooks Fantastic! 🧡 5mo
bthegood @Catsandbooks @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 thanks for the support!! 🙂 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
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#OrangeStack #AutumnPlease!

I'm so behind 😅 Trying to catch up today!

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs 🧡The Giver Series and 🧡 Eleanor Oliphant! Well done 👍🏼 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Eleanor 🧡 6mo
ShyBookOwl @Eggs 2 of my faves! 6mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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1-16-23: My 6th finished book of 2023! The Radleys, Peter and Helen, seem to be a normal husband and wife. However, along with their two children, Rowen and Clara, they have one flaw. They happen to be abstaining vampires! The kids don‘t know why they never feel well until one day after a bizarre event, they are finally told. When their uncle comes to town things take a turn and the family has to come to terms with their choices. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣6️⃣

GidgetsTreasures75 I‘m always up for a vampire tale and I‘ll read anything Matt Haig writes. 👍🏼 1y
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peanutnine
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I read this last October and it was delightfully weird 🧛🏻
#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Vampire @StayCurious

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 134.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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peanutnine
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This was the vampire novel I didn't know that I needed - dark, macabre, and funny all at once. A twist on the classic mythology. The Radleys are a typical suburban family, except that they're also vampires. But in this world, vampires can choose to abstain from drinking blood. It makes them weaker, but they can be "normal". Normal enough that the kids don't even realize their own secret. That is, until Clara accidentally murders her classmate.

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peanutnine
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#haunted 🧛🏻🧛🏻‍♀️ Vampire
This one is on my #bookspin list for the month! It's about a family of vampires and sounds quirky and hilarious

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs I do enjoy Haig ❤️🖤❤️ 3y
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ShyBookOwl
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1. They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall 🎧📚
2. Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks (yesterday!) 🔪
3. The Stepford Wives (Ira Levine) and The Radleys (Matt Haig) 🤖 👠 , 🧛‍♂️ 🧛‍♀️ 🏠

Tagging any littens who want to give it a whirl 🤗 #toonietuesdays

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ShyBookOwl
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Wow. I'm sad that this quiet suburban horror is over. I loved every minute of this eerie journey. #bookhangover

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Karmapen
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This was a fun little addition to the vampire genre.

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ShyBookOwl
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Your instincts are wrong. #firstlinefridays

LOVING this very quiet, very weird, very intriguing vampire novel.

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LiteraryLona
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Not as good as The Midnight Library. A quirky quick and good read!

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NikkiM5
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It was meant to be. Found The Radleys at my local thrift store today. My first TBR found secondhand 🙌🏾 I was way too excited 😆

Reggie Wow talk about serendipity. I‘m excited to hear what you think about it. 3y
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iris.ayn
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It felt strangely grown-up too, as though that‘s what being an adult was — the ability to know which secrets needed keeping. And which lies will save the ones you love.

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iris.ayn
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Dove in expecting “Salem‘s Lot”-ish vibe. Finished it surprisingly engrossed by new insight on vampirism.

SW-T Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon Happy reading to you! 😊 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 4y
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Bookish.SAM
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I‘ve started all of these at some point in the past few days.

I think ‘10 Minutes...‘ has finally stuck but, geez, I‘ve never had such a hard time picking my next read! 🤷🏻‍♀️

#booksandbooze
#bookstack

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Paperback.Propensity
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 2
#bookstoread #tbrpile

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Balibee146
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Sweet and savoury snacks (teeth busting candy) and my audible and next physical read for #deweysreadathon
I am ignoring Strictly's Halloween show even though its great fun.... Will see the dances on YouTube later I'm sure
@DeweysReadathon

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Balibee146
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I'm trying to adult today with this audio book but 'tis hard....

Suet624 😁😁 4y
Blueberry 😍 4y
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 4y
Reggie Lolol 4y
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Balibee146
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Current #audible book. Love Matt Haig.... Need to get into the huge pile of ironing after lunch with this to help me along 👍❤️👍

Reviewsbylola Audiobooks always help make chores go by quickly! 5y
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charlotteamber
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Loved it. This was a really fun read and not my conventional type of book. The chapters are short and the story is fast-paced and engaging! There's more to the Radley's than meets the eye...

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charlotteamber
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Last night of our holiday and I've made it about half way through this one. Absolutely loving it so far - glad I acted on the man in Waterstones recommendation!

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wellreadredhead
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This was my first Matt Haig and I will definitely be returning! This novel kept me engaged and reading quickly to find out what would happen. You know a book is good when you think about reading it when you have other things to do! This isn‘t a typical vampire novel. This novel had much to say about morals and values, secrets, and relationships. Loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ReadingRover I read The Labrador Pact by him earlier this year and really liked it. I think I‘ll try this one or the Humans next. 5y
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mrp27
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#octoberputaspellonyou

I'm betting that vampires are all for #daylightsavingstime extra hours to feed. The Radleys are your typical family facing all the challenges of family and life, including being vampires.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🧛🏻‍♂️ 5y
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Jennick2004
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I never, in a million years, would have picked up a book that I knew was about vampires. However, this was the third book in a row I read by #MattHaig !! And I really enjoyed it...seems different from what I imagined a “vampire story” to be 😊 4/5 🌟

Kaye Sounds great. I need to pick this one up too 😊. 6y
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hgrimes
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I'm slightly embarrassed about liking a vampire book so much, but this was a fun one! Loved the message of the book, and use of metaphor throughout.

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Jennick2004
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@Kaye this is how good your book choice was...about to start my third #MattHaig in a row!!

Kaye Wow, that‘s great. 😊 The Humans was just so clever. I‘m glad you are finding others to try also. I have a couple others in audio but have yet to start them. I‘m gonna have to give them a try. 👍 Thanks for the reminder. 6y
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hgrimes
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Finally the end of a busy and exhausting work week! Haven‘t gotten much reading done this week, but purposely planned Sunday to be a Do Nothing Day. Still going back and forth between vampires and whiney adult children.

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The.Intentional.Reader
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Reading another one by Haig. Vampires and a quiet family life may not mix

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hgrimes
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When you can‘t figure out where your bookmark went, so you use whatever‘s around, which is usually another book.

Ruri_kaichou This happened to my daughter a few nights ago. Except, she's 4 so she didn't realize it was not a good idea to use a book bigger than the book she is reading as a bookmark 😅 so I have get a sheet of paper instead 🤣🤣🤣 6y
hgrimes @Ruri_kaichou HAHAHA!!! Love that story! Too cute!! 😂 6y
SandyW I've done that... more than once (*hangs her head in shame*) 😲 6y
hgrimes @SandyW Sometimes you‘ve just cleaned the house and it is the only option! 6y
SandyW Yeah... Let's go with that. 😉 6y
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hgrimes
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Continuing my journey through Matt Haig‘s bibliography! Some of his books have some mixed reviews, including this one, but I am personally loving his work, his style, and his creativity. My 6th Matt Haig.

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hello.itslauren
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I‘ve just finished #ReasonsToStayAlive and I fell in love with #MattHaig‘s writings so much, that I have to start reading his fiction books. #TheRadleys #YAFiction #WhatIAmReading

Kaye He is great. Such talent. 6y
hello.itslauren @Kaye I loved Reasons To Stay Alive so i‘m looking forward to this so much 😍 6y
Kaye I read The Humans and was amazed by it. I bought the one you did plus I have another one called Dead Fathers Club or something. It‘s in a bag in my bedroom closet and I‘m too lazy to dig it out. 6y
itskatearmitage I liked this book although I much preferred Humans 6y
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Teakillamockingbird
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Loved this, this is a fun exciting witty novel. Definitely not your average run of the mill Vampire story. This is about a suburban family of vampires even though their teenage children are unaware off who they really are until one eventful night where nothing will ever be the same again. #matthaig #vampires

OSChamberlain This sounds great! 6y
RaimeyGallant Sounds fun. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 6y
Teakillamockingbird @RaimeyGallant thanks I was so excited when I found out about Litsy. 6y
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RaimeyGallant It's pretty awesome. :) 6y
ephemeralwaltz Welcome to Litsy! 6y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy!! 6y
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 6y
Teakillamockingbird Thanks everyone I‘m loving it here I‘m addicted already xx 6y
JennAndrew This sounds excellent! Sounds like one to read. Welcome to Litsy! 6y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 6y
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jnichole
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I loved this book! It was a quick read. I don't want to stop reading it once I started. I can't remember the last time I wanted to sit all day and read a book cover to cover. The book is about a family of abstaining vampires. The parents haven't told the children they are vampires, leading to the events of the book.

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jnichole
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My current read. Quick chapters. Enjoying it so far!

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mrp27
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Ange44
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I'm enjoying this fun little romp about a suburban family of vampires.

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thegame_isafoot
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I'm not even half way through this and I'm hoping it lives up to the hype. I'm enjoying this concept so far and let's be honest, I'm a sucker for vampire stories.

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Gleefulreader
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I had never heard of this author or book, but between the cover art and the fantastic blurb, I had to have it. Still haven't read it yet, but it is a impulse buy-causing blurb for sure!

"One night, when Clara finds herself driven to committing a bloodthirsty act of violence, her parents react with resignation rather than horror."

#seasonsreadings2016

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TinkaBeere
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Die Radleys - Matt Haig 📗
Volle Punktzahl, weil mich das Buch trotz Voreingenommenheit überraschen und begeistern konnte. Ich bin froh, dass ich es entdeckt habe und nicht vor dem mittlerweile ausgelutschten Vampirthema zurückgeschreckt bin. Es gibt definitiv noch mehr da draußen als Glitzervampire 😉 zum Beispiel ein Cover, das im Dunkeln leuchtet.

Meine ausführlichen Buchgedanken gibt es jetzt auf meinem Blog Teestube🍵 tinkabeere.blogspot.de

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TinkaBeere

Und plötzlich fühlte er sich seltsam erwachsen, als wäre es genau das, was einen Erwachsenen ausmacht - die Fähigkeit, zu wissen, wann Geheimnisse gehütet werden mussten.
Und welche Lügen man braucht, um seine Lieben zu retten.

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RoBa
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Haig's book, The Humans, was one of the best books I have ever read, so my expectations were high for this one. A decent story about family and vampires.

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TinkaBeere

Keine einzige Seite gelesen heute 😩 Ein anstrengender Tag war das, aber mein Buch ist veröffentlicht. Immerhin 😊
Gute Nacht, den Schlaf kann ich super gebrauchen, morgen wirds nochmal nervig ... 😴

Liedie Na, wenn das nichts ist! ?Herzlichen Glückwunsch ? 8y
BenjaminSpang Glückwunsch! 8y
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TinkaBeere
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Vampirlastig geht's durch die Mittagspause 😊
Die Radleys 📖 Seite 250/225
Der Vampir, der mich liebte 📖 Seite 12/337

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TinkaBeere

"Besser, sich zu dem bekennen, was man ist, als überhaupt niemand zu sein. Unter einer Lüge so tief begraben zu sein, dass man genauso gut tot sein könnte." S. 229/425

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TinkaBeere
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lesend die Müdigkeit bekämpfen 😴

JMVolckmann Das klingt großartig! Kommt auf meine Leseliste! 8y
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