Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Lovely Bones
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
The critically acclaimed international bestseller -- 'Moving and compelling ... It will put an imperceptible but stealthily insistent hold on you.' Maggie O'Farrell, Sunday Telegrap
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
quote
LiterRohde
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

“‘How to Commit the Perfect Murder‘ was an old game in heaven. I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away.”

#QuotsyDec19 | 4: #Icicle

📷: Made with Typorama

39 likes2 stack adds
blurb
mydearwatson
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

1.) I love psychological thrillers. I also really like sci-fi. I was able to attend an advanced screening of a very bookish, very awesome mystery movie.

2.) _The Lovely Bones_. Also _The Time Traveler‘s Wife_. Also...

3.) Caroline B. Cooney, S. E. Hinton, Brian Jacques, Robert Pinsky

4.) Too cold (though I do acknowledge those that don‘t have shelter and can‘t cover up with an extra blanket)

#litsylearn @Alora

Alora Hello! Thank you for playing 💙💙 4w
Alora I‘m going to guess the lie is that you like sci-fi?! 4w
mydearwatson @Alora Yup :-)! 4w
Alora Haha I can agree with that! 4w
20 likes5 comments
blurb
Andrew65
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

#Childmcs #NamasteNovember
A great, but sad book. 😢

NeedsMoreBooks This book is so tragic and yet beautiful 1mo
ljuliel I thought the idea for this was so clever, telling it from that vantage point. 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Read this a long time ago and thought it was really well crafted. 1mo
See All 7 Comments
Eggs Yes I agree, and a perfect choice for this prompt 1mo
RachelAmphlett Isn‘t it? I read this a few years ago and it‘ll stay with me for.l a long time yet. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I loved this one so much. 1mo
EadieB This was an unforgettable read! 4w
84 likes4 stack adds7 comments
blurb
IndoorDame
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

I just opened the most epic #litsylove package from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !!! You made my week girl 💜💜💜 Thank you! and I had to include a picture of this wrapping paper because I‘m obsessed with it!

Soubhiville What a great variety of gifts! 💕 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! I‘m so happy you like everything!! ❤️😘❤️😘 1mo
Crazeedi Awesome! So very special!!❤😍 1mo
49 likes3 comments
blurb
Come-read-with-me
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
post image

📚 Lovely Bones 🎬- Nightmare Before Christmas 🎼 - Monster Mash. #manicmonday.

JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤💀🖤 2mo
Come-read-with-me @JoScho It‘s fun. Thanks for setting it up! 👻 2mo
36 likes2 comments
blurb
Loreen
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

It‘s day two of #bannedbooksweek2019. This book has been challenged due to #religiousthemes. What that all means I don‘t know. What I do know is this book makes me cry. #TheLovelyBones #AliceSebold #bannedbooks

21 likes2 stack adds
review
ChubbyChipmunk
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
post image
Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐
I got into this book having seen it's movie, and now feel that this is one of the few instances when the film transcends written word. While the movie was a gripping emotional ride full of tragedy and Susie possessed a premature maturity, I felt the book presented more of a homey little girl narration lacking the emotional timbre of the film.

That said, great book, wonderfully fresh perspective, powerful story of loss and reconciliation 👍

blurb
JenDR
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

Starting the first book of the vacation while waiting for my flight!

7 likes1 stack add
blurb
TaylorIkari
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
post image

First post on litsy is to commemorate my goodwill #bookhaul. Thank you @MolliesaurusRex for the tip, I would have never thought to check out the thrift store. This haul cost me $25 vs $166 on Barnes & Noble! Looks like I‘m #booked for this weekend 🤪

glitterkitty459 Nice haul!! 😊 📚Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!! Welcome to Litsy!! 4mo
See All 6 Comments
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 4mo
megzlynn So many good titles. Welcome to Litsy! You have impeccable taste. 4mo
Molly_the_mezzo Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
10 likes6 comments
blurb
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

#Bookhaul from The Salvation Army!! And I love these cool stamps!! I had loaned my copy of The Tenth Circle and never had it returned 😵

ElizabethBoa I bought The tenth Circle at my goodwill too, I haven't gotten to read yet though 4mo
Crazeedi I got the state fair ones, but not the moon landing (yet!) 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ElizabethBoa it‘s so good!!!! 4mo
See All 8 Comments
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Crazeedi my guy at the post office saves me the cool ones!!! 4mo
Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks my sister was a postmaster and she used to! Now I beg my post office guy to get me fun stamps! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Crazeedi my guy is great!!! 4mo
NaomiO I loved the 4mo
87 likes2 stack adds8 comments
blurb
RenePenn
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
post image

Started this audio book this weekend on a short road trip with my husband. We didn‘t get finished so now we‘ll have to figure out out when we can listen together to finish it up before it returns to the digital library. #couplesaudiobooks

14 likes2 stack adds
blurb
Christinak
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
post image

I don‘t think I‘m getting much sleep tonight. I‘m gonna have a hard time putting this down.

Lcsmcat It‘s so good! 4mo
Reagan Loved this, and I thought the movie was pretty decent too (horror of horrors, I know) 4mo
38 likes5 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Lcsmcat
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
post image
49 likes1 stack add
quote
brit91
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

The lovely bones.

16 likes1 stack add
blurb
AndreaLove
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

Can‘t put his one down

BookaholicNatty Just finished this a few weeks ago! A great read!! 6mo
AndreaLove @BookaholicNatty have not been able to set it down. Finished it in under 24 hours. 6mo
16 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
BookaholicNatty
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image
Pickpick

@Cinfhen I finally finished our #buddyread tonight! I really enjoyed it. It gave me a lot to think about. I thought it was a real life story with relatable characters.If you havent read this I would definitely recommend it!The except at the end from her other book The Almost Moon was also good! It left me curious! Have you read that by chance? Or her memoir Lucky that she talked about? I didn‘t know the author had similar life events to this book!

Maggie_Reads I haven‘t read her other books but this one was really good. (edited) 6mo
Lcsmcat I read Lucky years ago. I remember it being good. 6mo
sisilia I read this probably 10 years ago and I loved it 6mo
See All 6 Comments
Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m so glad you enjoyed!! I‘ve heard her memoir is pretty graphic and an emotionally difficult read. I hope ( please G-D) to be in Philly July 15. Let‘s try to arrange a meet up and we can discuss book together over drinks🥰 6mo
Cinfhen I still need to return your copy of 👉🏼 6mo
Litsi Loved everything except two things which made me strongly dislike it as I hate to see a good book ruined with a glaring error and an out of the blue ending. (edited) 6mo
100 likes2 stack adds6 comments
review
Rambo_Reads
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image
Pickpick

Another book that definitely made me messy-cry...

KristenDuck I want to re-read this one. I read it so long ago. 6mo
marleed This book was so dang creepy. I honestly don‘t have a copy because I don‘t want to think about every time I look at my shelves! 6mo
11 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
BookaholicNatty
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

So The Essex Serpent is going to have to wait till I get home. I have to concentrate a little more when I‘m reading it and the trampoline park is distracting me so I decided to dive into this instead and it has immediately grasped my attention! This is a buddy read from @Cinfhen !!! I think I am going to like this one Cindy!! I‘m looking forward to this one! ❤️📚

Cinfhen Yay!!!!! This book wasn‘t perfect but it gave me plenty to write and think about. And I LOVE that notebook that @TrishB gifted me❤️Hope you can read my sloppy handwriting 😜 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Read this a looooong time ago but I remember enjoying it 😁 7mo
bookandcat Love this book. Read it on release as a soon to be 9th grader and reread it over and over. Idk why I liked it so much because the subject matter is very dark (especially given the age I was!) but it is SO well written. 7mo
85 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
fedebooks
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
This post contains spoilers
show me
Pickpick

This was good. Really good. I loved when the main character and the dog met again in heaven.

quote
rather_be_reading
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

Now I have all these books to stamp and put on the shelf. Q thru T

Crazeedi Wow you're really getting organized! 8mo
rather_be_reading @Crazeedi ty! im trying! 8mo
115 likes5 stack adds4 comments
review
Madison91
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image
Mehso-so

This was too depressing for my soul. Beautiful book. So sad.

BooknerdsLife Haha Same! 😂 Already know the plot cause of the movie and definitely not my type :/ 9mo
2 likes1 comment
quote
punkinruth
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice

" I wasn't gone, I was alive. In my own perfect world"

3 likes1 stack add
review
eevon50
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
This post contains spoilers
show me
Pickpick

The begining captivated my attention. Although a simple sentence it intrigued my mind. I loved the book even though at times it became too gruesome to keep reading or I felt their sorrow so far within me. I have to say the only thing that I didn't agree with was how it ended for him. He should have met a more gruesome end.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 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. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
eevon50 Thank you 😊 10mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 10mo
See All 12 Comments
mcipher Welcome to Litsy! 🍻📚 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
eevon50 @CrowCAH thank you 😁 10mo
eevon50 @CoffeeNBooks thank you 😊 10mo
eevon50 @mcipher 😁😁 10mo
MrBook Nice review! 10mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 10mo
tpixie Welcome!!! 🥳♥️🥳 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📚🐛🐛 10mo
19 likes12 comments
review
Red.Reads
Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image
Pickpick

So many emotions!! Sorrow, anger, love, grief, this book really puts you through the ringer.
It's where Sebold writes about grief, or the love/distance between the characters that it hits me the most.

Slightly peed off that my timer dropped out when I went for a tea break, but I should have done a screen grab - it's was the first/only time I forgot to!

#24in48 @24in48 #tearjerker #thelovelybones #alicesebold #readathon #stupidbloodytimer

blurb
Red.Reads
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice

My timer reset itself!!! I was somewhere past 16 hours, paused it for a drinks break, came back and it was at zero 😫😫

#24in48 @24in48

blurb
Red.Reads
Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

The first being Fahrenheit 451 (veeery different books!)

And I also quite like this quote myself :)

Book 5 of #24in48

@24in48 #readathon #alicesebold #thelovelybones #quotes

blurb
kmshaffer
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
post image

Thank you @Rachel.Rencher for this book. I got it in the mail yesterday! You are so generous! 😊📚

tpixie @Rachel.Rencher great book 📚! 11mo
Rachel.Rencher You're welcome! I hope you love it 🤗❤ 11mo
jessicatsreads An all time favorite!!! I loved book and movie 11mo
80 likes5 stack adds3 comments
blurb
BarkingMadRun
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

I've wanted to read this for the longest time! Enjoying it so far!

BookNAround This made me want to never let my kids out of my sight. Luckily for them I‘m too lazy to sustain that kind of diligence! 11mo
BarkingMadRun @BookNAround the whole time it was happening i was yelling at the book lol it was everything we tell our kids to never do! 11mo
BookwormM I loved this book 11mo
See All 7 Comments
BarkingMadRun @Cinfhen this was my new to me author 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks!!! I just read this book in January for the first time. Mixed feelings 10mo
BarkingMadRun @Cinfhen it wasn‘t my favorite but I was determined to finish it. It totally freaked me out as well! 10mo
Cinfhen I thought the language and her concept of heaven was really interesting but at times the “love story” body snatcher part felt awkward & unnecessary. As a mom it totally broke my heart 💔 (edited) 10mo
54 likes4 stack adds7 comments
review
VictoriaB
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
Pickpick

Susie Salmon watches from heaven as her family and community deals with her murder. She slowly adjusts to no longer being on Earth, seeing her family go through changes (both related to her death and natural changes over time), and accepting that her murderer is still free. I found the author‘s concept of heaven fascinating, and Susie‘s desire to help her family accept their grief moving.

review
Lvbooms
Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
Pickpick

Great character development and point of view narration.

review
MelissaSue81
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
post image
Mehso-so

This was my final #GARBingo read. It was just okay to me. I will say that I am not a big believer in the afterlife or ghosts, and parts of this were just super creepy to me. Also I found the plot to be very unbelievable (aside from the afterlife stuff) and also kind of slow. But I didn‘t hate it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ About 1.5 hours down for #24b4monday

Hforrester12 I loved this book when I read it years ago. 14mo
zsuzsanna_reads I remember loving this when it first came out, bit I wonder what I would make of it now. 14mo
Hforrester12 @Zsuzcanna_reads I remember I was pregnant with my first child when the movie came out and I could not finish it. 14mo
61 likes2 stack adds3 comments
blurb
MelissaSue81
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
post image

Next up for #24b4monday, finishing this audiobook. Unfortunately, this is another one I‘m looking forward to being done with. The story isn‘t terrible, but it‘s not really sucking me in, and some of the authors choices really make me scratch my head (why do two characters have the same name? How did the killer get away with completely lying about being a widow and the police never check it?) 🤔

quote
Ariley
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

“My mother‘s eyes were oceans, and inside them there was loss.”

3 likes1 stack add
review
Phantasma.Maddie
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image
Mehso-so

Finally finished this book on my break today. It was definitely not a thriller like I thought it would be for #Spookathon but I loved the simple nod to how grief moves though people and a family. Yet, there was a weird part in the end I wasn‘t fond of at all and I understand how many people complained that the story moved very slowly. So I‘m on the fence about who/when I would recommend people read it. #TheLovelyBones #AliceSebold

NeedsMoreBooks I loved this book although I agree it is slow. The whole plot and the treatment of grief is poignant. 14mo
Phantasma.Maddie @NeedsMoreBooks I totally understood why it was slow and I got that part and really wasn‘t bothered about it like some people were, I just really didn‘t like the switching bodies with Ruth part. I found it distracting to the plot. Did you like it? 14mo
NeedsMoreBooks I liked the book overall but the Ruth part was a bit weird. 14mo
See All 6 Comments
Phantasma.Maddie @NeedsMoreBooks I really think that part is what made it a so-so for me and made me feel weird about recommending it. Like ANYONE with grief I think would love this book, but then thinking their loved ones were inhabiting other bodies puts a weird spin on it. I thought Ruth‘s character overall was an odd one and I connected so much about some parts of her and others not at all. 14mo
Phantasma.Maddie @NeedsMoreBooks who was your favorite character? 14mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Phantasma.Maddie I liked Susie, Buckley, and Holly. Had read it when it had first released. Time for a re-read 😊 14mo
13 likes6 comments
blurb
Lcsmcat
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
post image

A selection of #bluebooks from my shelves. #31bookpics @howjessreads

blurb
JennyM
Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

14 #OctoberXFiles

Susie Salmon is brutally murdered and, sitting up in heaven with the #ghosts, she tells us what happened, and how the lives of her grieving family and the killer play out.

Wasn‘t a pick for me - there was a weird storyline near the end that seemed unnecessary.

Cathythoughts Lovely blues 💙 1y
Cinfhen My daughter has been bugging me to read this one but I‘m not comfortable with the storyline 😢😢 1y
Sace @Cinfhen how old is she? My daughter read it her freshman or sophomore year of high school I think. 1y
See All 8 Comments
Cinfhen I meant my daughter has read this book and really liked it @RestlessFickleBookHoarder but I am uncomfortable with the storyline for myself. My daughter wants ME to read this book but I‘m not emotionally prepared. 1y
Sace @Cinfhen clearly my reading comprehension skills are lacking this morning 🤣 1y
Cinfhen No, it was a bit ambiguous @RestlessFickleBookHoarder and I‘ve been known to completely read something entirely not there... my daughter wrote the word Halloween and I swore she wrote Hawaii and I was soooo confused 😜 1y
scowler1 @JennyM Thanks for reminding of this great author. I read Lovely Bones and then completely forgot about her. 1y
JennyM @scowler1 I did the same thing, read then promptly forgot her. 1y
71 likes3 stack adds8 comments
review
Judybskt
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
post image
Pickpick
Clwojick ☠️ 1y
21 likes1 comment
blurb
Lcsmcat
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image
Clwojick I loved this one 1y
63 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
AnansiGirl
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
post image

📖 The Lovely Bones

🖋 C.S. Lewis

🎞 Labyrinth

🐟 Lox ‘n Bagel

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Oh man that book. So emotional 1y
AnansiGirl @JoScho that one had me bawling from beginning to end 1y
26 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Kaye
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
post image

1- Lovely Bones
2- Lois Lowry
3- Lassie
4- Layer Cake 🍰

@JoScho #manicmonday #letterL

JoScho Great collage. That is a powerful book and the cake looks amazing! 💜 1y
Kaye Thank you @JoScho 💜 ❤️🧡💛💙💚 1y
Trashcanman What's the big idea going away and not even asking my permission? 👁️👁️🤔😜🤗 1y
See All 6 Comments
Trashcanman I don't like this one bit. Come back! 1y
Kaye Just taking a break for awhile George. I‘ll be back. @trashcanman 1y
Mimi28 I miss you too!! I emailed you! Take your time though. You deserve the rest. ❤️❤️hugs❤️❤️ 1y
76 likes6 comments
blurb
ephemeralwaltz
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

When Susie Salmon is murdered, she lifts off #SolidGround into the author's version of the afterlife, trying to communicate with her family from there and guide them into finding her murderer.

#SeptemberDanes @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja
(I have to say I enjoyed the film more than the book for this one)

kaysworld1 This story stays with you long after you have read it 1y
ephemeralwaltz @kaysworld1 it's very touching! 1y
Kalalalatja Sounds interesting! 1y
See All 7 Comments
VioletBramble The movie is beautiful. I love how Peter Jackson interpreted the novel. 1y
Jeannineth This book was a hard read for me. 1y
Cinfhen My daughter has been trying to get me to read this one ...I heard it‘s brutal!! How are u feeling???? 1y
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it is interesting, I don't know why it didn't fully work for me but it is beautiful! I'm feeling better Cindy, thank you 💜 resting a lot 1y
56 likes3 stack adds7 comments
blurb
Jazruiz.2014
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image

Starting a new book. I haven‘t seen the show/movie or read this book. Very interested

blurb
VenmariPasinos
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
post image

Day 17: Book vs. Movie | The Lovely Bones by A. Sebold

"These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence. The connections, sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent, that happened after I was gone..."

In the history of book-turned-movies, I'd say that this is one of the few that turned into a decent adaptation. However, the movie was not able to completely capture Susie and her family's demise.

77 likes4 stack adds
review
Sargar114
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
Mehso-so

I‘ve had multiple recommendations to read this book, but never was interested until one friend physically put the hand in my hand. Sadly it met my expectations. There were things I really didn‘t like about this, (the graphic nature of the crime {which in retrospect was necessary just hard to read} and the weird and poor ending). There were also some good things (the interesting perspective and the overall message). Over was content with it.

blurb
GripLitGrl
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
post image
58 likes2 stack adds
review
whimsy_rainbow
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice
Pickpick

Took me a bit to read as I did it between work, but I really did enjoy this novel. I loved the progression of time and character development the author used. Will have to look into her other books.

blurb
whimsy_rainbow
The Lovely Bones | Sebold, Alice

Reading this so far for the last few days on lunches and after work. So far it‘s good though sad of course. Can‘t wait to see how it ends.

review
Bookworm04
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
Bailedbailed

May have another go at this. What does everyone else think of this book I will re read if any thinks worth trying again ????

ErinSueMreads Honestly, I loved it. But very much after the fact.it was a hard read but the intricacies of the story are just beautiful 1y
Bookworm04 May give it another go after finished dear Mrs bird 1y
Marilyncjackson I bailed on this book the first go around. If you like it on the second try let me know maybe I will try it again 1y
Bookworm04 Will do I did same. A friend lent it to me I read for bit think got to 3rd chapter think can‘t remember. See lot books if I don‘t get to at least 2-3rd chapter I don‘t tend to finish or I re read later on. Depends really on mood to what book read I let u know maybe can read it and update each other together 1y
6 likes2 stack adds4 comments
review
Lauren_paige
Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
Bailedbailed

I didn‘t manage to finish this book. I thought the story line was just to slow moving for me and the way the author wrote didn‘t interest me at all. I truthfully thought it was boring.

blurb
Utopiyll
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
post image

This story is heart-breaking, but the use of 'mashed' in this one paragraph had me laughing. 😂

When I was in Japan for a month I only read one book! I always find it hard to read while traveling. 😪 Hopefully I can finish this one soon.

Alfoster But...you‘re in Japan!😍😍😍👏👏👏! 1y
Utopiyll @Alfoster 😭😭 I was, but sadly now I'm back! It was so wonderful though 😍 I want to go back already 1y
22 likes2 stack adds2 comments