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Big Little Lies. TV Tie-In
Big Little Lies. TV Tie-In | Liane Moriarty
** The number one bestseller Big Little Lies is now a HBO series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Fassbender and Shailene Woodey ** 'Let me ask you a question. Would you like a series that has everything? Good. Because it is, emphatically, HERE' The Guardian Perfect family, perfect house, perfect life; Jane, Madeline and Celeste have it all . . . or do they? They are about to find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control. From the author of Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband's Secret comes a novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. Jane hasn't lived anywhere for longer than six months since her son was born five years ago. She keeps moving in an attempt to escape her past. Now the idyllic coastal town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane feels as if she finally belongs. She finds friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste, two women with seemingly perfect lives - and their own secrets. But at the start of a new term, an incident involving the children of all three women occurs in the playground, causing a rift between them and other parents. Minor at first but escalating fast, until the whispers and rumours become vicious and spiteful, and the truths blur into lies. It was always going to end in tears, but no one thought it would end in murder . . . 'Brilliant, stand-out, superbly clever. Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly' Sunday Express 'Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense page-turning story . . . a great read' Mail on Sunday 'Staggeringly brilliant . . . literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah 'Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart' Sunday Mirror 'Tolls a warning bell about the big little lies we tell to survive' Washington Post 'A fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly' Entertainment Weekly
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#NamasteNovember #sweets on the cover. Enjoyable read, one of her better books.

ElizaMarie this is the only book I have read by her. Have you read others? Did you like them? 4w
erzascarletbookgasm @ElizaMarie I‘ve read a few of hers. Besides this, I also liked Her Husband‘s Secret and What Alice Forgot. 👍 Her better ones, I think, though I‘ve not read her latest book. 4w
Cinfhen I agree!! This was one of her best 4w
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm This is one of her best; I absolutely hated her latest one 😬😬 4w
Eggs Great tableau 🍭 🍬💗 3w
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ImperfectCJ
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Hooray! I finished one whole book during this #deweysreadathon!

I was hesitant when I saw this one had been made into a TV series (apparently set not in Australia as the book is but in Monterey, CA, where I lived for a few years as a child, although probably in a less-tony part of town than the show), but I really enjoyed it. The mystery unfolds in a compelling way, and the characters are messy, complex, and (mostly) believable.

#deweysoct

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ImperfectCJ
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This is what I love about reading multiple books at once: Finding little coincidences like these two similar passages about nurturing grudges, one from Leigh Bardugo's Crooked Kingdom and the other from Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies. I find it kind of comforting, like maybe there's order in the universe after all. Or maybe grudges are just part of the Zeitgeist.

#deweysoct #deweysreadathon

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ImperfectCJ
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Getting ready for Dewey's #readathon by setting up my stack and following a bunch of other Litsy readathoners. I will not finish all of these---or probably any of these---but I'll make a dent, I hope. Thank goodness for audiobooks so I can read while cleaning house! Now for some shut-eye so I can be up for the 5am Pacific start time...

julesG I have the top two on my TBR, too. 1mo
CareBear ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
ImperfectCJ @CareBear My teen has been encouraging me to read that one for ages. Figured it was time for me to read it. :-) 1mo
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Booksntea3
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I loved this:)! Been wanting to read it for awhile. So glad I finally did!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
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Reading_in_the_meadow
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh Calamity!

I loved this book! My husband even remarked how fast I finished it because I could not put it down! The mystery, the characters, the twist at the end....

I wish I had saved this one for my book club. So much to unpack.

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Reading_in_the_meadow
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The kid is with the in-laws, the hubby is off doing manly things; it's just me, and chip, and a good book.

Readswithcoffee Good book! 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @Readswithcoffee I can't put it down! I have so much stuff to do but all I want is to read! 2mo
LapReader My partner and step children are away this weekend and I am loving it. Anyone would think I don‘t actually like having them around. 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @LapReader I understand completely! I 😂 2mo
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MysteriousBookworm
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I read this book about 2 years ago with my book club girls. I loved Liane‘s storytelling and the dynamic of each and every character. The characters were all completely relatable. We have all known a Madeline, Celeste, and Jane at some point in our lives. #biglittlelies #lianemoriarty #scandal #bookworm

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ReadingOver50
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This book drew me in immediately. I became invested in the characters. When the other moms at the school were mean to Jane, I wanted to rush to her defense. It made me so angry. And the final big reveal at the end, I did not see that coming. This was a very enjoyable read.

MrsMalaprop I really liked this one. My favourite of hers 👍. 2mo
CarolynM @MrsMalaprop Mine too🙂 2mo
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JenDR
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My new book to read during lunch time. I have managed to avoid spoilers for this book and the TV show. Guess it is time to see what the hype is about. I liked The Husband‘s Secret, so I am looking forward to this one.

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Nerdy_Bookworm
Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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My birthday was yesterday. My husband bought this book as one of my presents. Does he know me, or what?

AmyG Happy belated Birthday! 🎂❤️🎉🎈 2mo
Caroline2 I really enjoyed this book. 👍 2mo
Megabooks Happy birthday!! 🎉🎉🥳🥳 2mo
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Nerdy_Bookworm @AmyG Thank you! ❤ 2mo
Nerdy_Bookworm @Caroline2 I'm really liking it so far! He definitely picked a great book for me! ❤ 2mo
Nerdy_Bookworm @Megabooks Thank you! ❤ 2mo
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Hugehil
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I love Madeline Martha Mackenzie #quotes

Readswithcoffee I loved this book. Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📚📚👍🏻 2mo
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longisland_mom
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Caucasian drama at its finest. Everything Desperate Housewives season 8 wishes it could be. Do I feel I was challenged intellectually by this book? No. But I did savor the drama and enjoyed the at-times nonsensical ride. lol

bookladyreads I really enjoyed this book. I've been reading more of her books. I read Truly Madly Guilty, which I hated and DNF'd, and I read Nine Perfect Strangers, which I rather enjoyed. Have you read any of her other books? 3mo
longisland_mom @bookladyreads ohhh interesting! no I havent! my Mom bought The Husbands Secret so i might borrow that though! 3mo
bookladyreads @longisland_mom Yeah. I DNF'd Truly Madly Guilty around page 250 and then I read the last few chapters of the book. Which I only did because that book is being adapted into a limited series. 3mo
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Andrew65
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This one took me a little while to get into, but once I did get into it, it really was an excellent read. The adults in this one behaved totally disgracefully, talk about guilty until proven innocent, & their victim was a 5 year old! As a head Teacher/Principal their behaviour absolutely horrified me. However it certainly left you wanting to read on! A few little twists to the end. This one and What Alice Forgot are my favourites by this author.

Megabooks Totally agree! I was reminded of Amabella and these parents‘ horrible behavior when I read 3mo
Ruthiella I really want to try What Alice Forgot. I‘ve also read The Husband‘s Secret and found it just OK. 3mo
Andrew65 @Ruthiella Totally agree about The Husband‘s Secret, and disappointed in 3mo
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Andrew65
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Been one of those non-stop work days, working from getting out of bed until I got back into bed at midnight (my appraisal review tomorrow) but did manage to get some audiobook time in during the commute. Started this Liane Moriarty book, which wanted to read for a while.

Ruthiella I liked this one a lot.😀 3mo
Megabooks It‘s definitely fun! 3mo
Andrew65 @Ruthiella @Megabooks As a head Teacher / school principal the actions of the parents is really annoying me. 😂 A petition to exclude a child with no evidence against him! 😡 The parents are acting worst than the children, but a good read. (edited) 3mo
Ruthiella @Andrew65 oh there‘s plenty more bad behavior to come! 😀 3mo
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swilson95
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Fun, easy read

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Hugehil
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Lamp‘s as happy as I am that I finally found this book at the library 😍😍

michellelav So cute! 3mo
Hugehil @michellelav thanks booo! 3mo
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💕📚💕 2mo
Hugehil @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego aw thank you 💕📚 2mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! Adorable cat 😊 2mo
Hugehil @SW-T thank you!! 😊 2mo
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vonnie862
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Mehso-so

I liked and disliked this book. If you're into drama from rich people, then try this book. If not, stay away.

Review:
http://vonniesreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2019/09/audiobook-review-big-little-lie...

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RoxyWilde
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jenniferw88
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Shaun's turn & he's a barrister! The lyrics to this song could have referred to Celeste & Perry in this book.

4 stars & I'm definitely on the lookout for more Moriarty!

#SeptemberSins @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain

vonnie862 I'm currently listening to this book. 3mo
squirrelbrain 👍😁 3mo
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NamasteReading
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This is sooooo cute AHHHH #HighFiveToSummerSwap #HFTSS

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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jenniferw88
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My definite September reads - will probably read more because of holiday.

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nichollinlove
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This book is a wonderful excerpt into the lives of so many women. Each woman relatable to some version of yourself that you've already been or currently are. It's easy for me to relate to Madeline a busy bee mom but I've also been Jane, a "silly girl", and been a part of Celeste's mindset of "I've done this to myself". It is a powerful reminder of an unspoken bond many women share. I look forward to reading more books by Liane Moriarty. 5/5 stars.

Lisa0223 Ok I‘m definitely going to read this book! I love it when I can really relate to the characters. Thanks 3mo
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nichollinlove
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Such a true statement about parents in general. We get big headed when our children are good about something, it usually requires another child of your own to disprove yourself. 😂

Caroline2 Yes!! So true! 😉 3mo
Myshelfawareness I love this effect 😍 3mo
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NeedsMoreBooks
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This book lived up to the hype; would like to watch the TV series. The story follows three women and their interconnected families and relationships: Madeline, a mother of 3 who‘s smart, funny, and a typical mother; Jane, a single mother of a 5-year-old boy with a traumatic past; and Celeste, the woman with the “perfect” life who‘s battling her own serious demons. Moriarty manages to discuss important feminist social issues in a realistic way.

melissajayne I found the TV series so addicting. Fortunately it‘s only 7 episodes for each season. I also read this book twice and liked it much better after the second read. (edited) 4mo
NeedsMoreBooks @melissajayne Yes, I noticed. The 2nd season looks great although it is an offshoot. Some books read better the second time 😊 (edited) 4mo
OnlyYoo This book was so much fun! I was so shocked by the plot twist 3mo
nichollinlove I watched both seasons of the show before reading the book and I am now disappointed in the show. HBO decimated Madeline and Celeste's characters. Reduced them to sexually charged women that both hurt their families. It just doesn't align with the message of the book for me. I'm really happy I read the book. It's much better than the show, as those things usually go. 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks @nichollinlove thanks for the review on the show. That‘s the problem with adaptations 😡 3mo
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nelehelen
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4/5
I finally read this and discovered that reading about children and their mothers gave me more anxiety than reading about serial killers. Who knew? Ha. It is captivating, funny, and scary. But, it is also lacking depth. Not surprised. This book does what it promises: a page-turning, chick-lit mystery that will have you guessing until the end.

NeedsMoreBooks Just completed this and loved it 4mo
nelehelen @NeedsMoreBooks now, time to watch the show!! 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks Yes!😁 3mo
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This book was deliciously fun to read! So fast-paced and wonderfully scandalous. No wonder they turned it into a series (which I watched on the way home from my trip). I couldn‘t get the actor‘s faces out of my head as I read though.

Aimeesue I spy a Slightly Foxed! ❤️ 4mo
Ddzmini Love the book stacks 📚📚📚📚📖😋 4mo
HotCocoaReads @Aimeesue That‘s exactly right—I love Slightly Foxed! 3mo
HotCocoaReads @Ddzmini Thanks—they‘re taking over my house in a good way 3mo
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Saturday night - settling in with snacks, cats and season 2 !

Oryx That's a good Saturday night 4mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘ll be curious to hear what you think once you finish the season! 🤐 4mo
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DogEaredBooks
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Read this, more like consumed this, book in a day. And wow. A good book that brought up and tackled a lot of potential tricky topics. Who would have thought a book about the secrets that kindergarten mom‘s have would be so dark and fascinating?

Side note: I checked the shows IMDb page after reading it and I think it is perfectly cast - exactly what I thought they would look like!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Loved this book. 4mo
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Meglet
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This was a lot more serious and intense than I expected it to be. Not on my radar at all, but my MIL handed it to me, so I read it and was delightfully surprised. I thought it was going to be frivolous and full of caricature and instead it was witty and thoughtful. Made me laugh out loud and sigh with sympathy and anguish. I‘m interested in what else this author has now!

Meglet Thanks, @Megabooks; I‘ve stacked it! 4mo
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ElizaMcKenna
Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty

Loved both the book and the series

Jillylovesbooks I haven‘t had a chance to read the book, but enjoyed both seasons of the series. The book is usually better though. 4mo
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KirstieE
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My wrap up list for July !
I‘m worried I‘m not going to hit my reading goal this year... Time to roll my sleeves up !! #wrapup #7of12

GrilledCheeseSamurai You can dooooo it! 🤘 4mo
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When I hear #calamity, my mind goes to this book. #quotsyaug19 @TK-421

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4thhouseontheleft
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I‘m just watching Season 2 now, and that slap! Two of my favorite actors, and this scene was crazy.

Anyone else let down by Season 2 overall though? Meryl Streep‘s portrayal of Perry‘s mother is one of the only things I like about this season, but I never seem to like when a series goes beyond the book that inspired it (GoT is an exception).

MicheleinPhilly 🙋🏻‍♀️ I hate watched it. I‘m finished and still pissed about it. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I liked it, but it could definitely have been more. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The Handmaid's Tale on the other hand is amazing, imo. And it's way past the book. 4mo
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Big Little Lies -5/5⭐
Outlander -5/5⭐
Gone Girl🎧 - DNF
Transcription🎧 -3/5⭐
Dragonfly in Amber -5/5⭐
Catherine the Great -5/5⭐

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Purrfectpages
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Anyone else struggle to get through season two? I was underwhelmed by the first season, but the second season just feels so drawn out and unnecessary based on what I‘ve seen so far. 🤷‍♀️

Megabooks I watched and liked season 1 but not as much as the book. Not sure if I‘ll watch season 2. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I enjoyed both seasons. But it's definitely different from the book. 4mo
Birdsong28 I have just finished season 2 and can totally agree with you and when you get to the end it just seemed rushed and I was like oh right it's the end as it just didn't seem to feel like an ending although it did leave it on an interesting note. 4mo
Purrfectpages @Birdsong28 so should I even bother finishing it? I‘m hearing there won‘t be a season three... 4mo
EKonrad Agreed! I was totally let down by season two. 😢 4mo
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How im beating the heat today and finishing Big Little Lies!

brit91 The cookie looks delicious!!😍🍪 4mo
BookishJess My favorite sweet at Panera bread 😋 4mo
rather_be_reading @brit91 ty! it was 4mo
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Big Little Lies 🥂👗
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book had me hooked from the start. The themes it deals with and how it does so, opening them up for discussion is extremely well done 💙



#biglittlelies #lianemoriarty #bookstagram #bookphotograph #booknerdigan #bookaholic #bookaesthetic #bookcommunity #bookreviewer

BooknerdsLife This book is sooo good! 4mo
coral_chanel @BooknerdsLife I love it so much!! 4mo
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DMC_run8
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Good summer read!

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LouiseWalters
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Great, quick read. Loved it was set in Sydney and I loved the promise of what was coming but still the expectation of who and how and why.

Scorpioseah I competed season 1 last week and totally in love with it. Was tempted to read the novel. 4mo
limada @Scorpioseah Psst. ... the book is always better... :) 4mo
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5/5⭐ Did not expect to enjoy this one. I'm looking forward to starting the TV series. The ending was just perfect. If it wasn't for #hookedonbooksclub on Instagram, I may have not picked this one up. So shout out to my amazing book club fam!

cherinium I was also surprised that I liked this one. 4mo
LapReader Me too. 4mo
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novelnovice
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Dying to watch the show! Does anyone else need to read a book before watching the story played out on screen?

JodiY I found the show to be a big let down. It left out so much to cram the whole book into one season. 5mo
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Thewanderer92
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Love the character development, narrative style and the various twists and turns. Tv show is very good too!

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Lots_O_Books
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Loves this books so much!!

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allureofbeauty
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“I am incandescent with rage.”
I love that line.

#biglittlelies #lianemoriarty #hbo #quote #rage

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sberley
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got to finish two books on my weekend trip to visit family in ponte vedra! there‘s really no better place to read than on a beach at dawn.

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bg_reads
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Here goes nothin'. Sometimes being part of a book club is a blessing and a curse. Have you read this one yet? What did you think?

CBee Loved it. And the show is AMAZING. 5mo
OneCent76 It's good. I really enjoy the show 5mo
bg_reads @CBee @OneCent76 thanks! I'm enjoying it so far! 5mo
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KirstieE
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This had me hooked from the first chapter. Fast paced, full of drama and secrets with a very good ending. Loved it !

5 🌟

Victoriahoperose Have you watched the show? It‘s pretty good! 5mo
BooknerdsLife So glad you enjoyed it 🤗 Have you read What Alice Forgot? Its as brilliant as Big Little Lies 5mo
ReadingOverSleeping I enjoyed this one too! 5mo
Booklovergirl Excellent job! Excellent book! Excellent tv show!! 5mo
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KirstieE
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Happy Sunday littens!!
Just finished teaching a puppy class, now at brunch and then heading straight home to my book 🥰

Have a lovely day ✨

hermyknee Looks like a wonderful day! 5mo
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I loved knowing that someone would eventually be murdered without knowing who it would be. Kept me hooked. Her writing is clever. Will read other books from her for sure! 😍