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Love and Other Words
Love and Other Words | Christina Lauren
The heart may hide, but it never forgets. The first womens fiction novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You / Hating You). Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulosthe first and only love of her lifethe careful bubble shes constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macys entire worldgrowing from her gangly teen friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her motheronly to break it on the very night he declared his love for her. Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much morespending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco reading books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macys decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.
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Squidonland
Love and Other Words | Christina Lauren

“Why can‘t everyone be like you?”
“I can be enough of your world that it feels like everyone is.”

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Check out my book review of on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Mondays here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-love-and-other-words

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kstadt929
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Why did it ever take me so long to pick this one up?! Simply such an amazing book. I have no words. I could not put it down and I wish I could read it all over again for the first time ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #BookSpin

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kstadt929
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This has been on my TBR for FAR too long, but I am FINALLY picking it up tonight ❤️

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amelia_mj
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Just wanted to emphasize some appreciation for this cover, it‘s SO cute!
Also, I wanted to make sure people are aware that the 5 books I‘m posting about today have NOT been read yet!
(my cat Olive wanted to pop in, too)

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amelia_mj
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4 out of 5 new books achieved
Very well known on Tiktok, this book was just the adorable romance I think I needed to branch out of the dark trenches of mystery. I especially love how it mentions sharing an appreciation for literature and words 💘

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SarahBookInterrupted
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I absolutely loved this book. I don‘t usually give romance books (other then Jane Austen) a 5 star but I adored this book and the characters. Their book closet library, the slow reveal of their history and the feelings that come with “your person”. I also loved how well the secondary characters play a role in the book without taking attention away from the primary story. It was masterfully written and untangled. I highly recommend it.

Reggie The letters the mother wrote to the father on how to raise the daughter…😭 1mo
SarahBookInterrupted @Reggie I completely agree. And the one when she got her period. OMG. Brilliant! I also loved that the father followed them religiously. It just showed their beautiful relationship too. So much of this book I loved. 1mo
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Macy‘s father buys a cabin for weekend getaways & Elliott is the boy nextdoor. They bond over their love of books. The plot flips between present day, where they are estranged, & their teen years, culminating in the night that drove a wedge between them. There is an intimacy between the two that radiates from the page. With the details they share & their honesty with each other it‘s easy to slide into their world and understand their connection.

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Areeshaaa
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The one that "Bookstagram made me buy it" is this one.
It is definitely overhyped, I must say. From my perspective, the plot is plain and without any hooks.
It's not something I have a lot to say. The book is average in interest—neither it's dull nor particularly engaging.

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Julsmarshall
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So good! Heartbreaking, tentative, a love story for readers. ❤️❤️❤️

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graysonslibrary
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Wow. This book completely lived up to my expectations. I finished it within 6 hours, because I literally couldn‘t put it down. It was the perfect end to my summer romance purge, and a story I won‘t forget. 5/5 ⭐️

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emilymartin05
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I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. It is genuinely one of the best books I have read. I found it was kind of slow at the start but when it picks up it‘s so good. Just be ready to cry ❤️

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RobES
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Perfect summer read- loved it! Really built the tension and culminated in the most satisfying ending!

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Kar2b
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I had the day off, so I spent it reading this book. I loved Elliott and Macy, both as young teens and as adults. The various relationships shown in this book - friends, family and co-workers - were realistic. It was also realistic that in relationships, someone is always the casualty… the one not chosen, the one left behind, etc. Love takes bravery and a healthy dose of trust. Beautiful story!!

Clwojick Such a fun cover! Reminds me of Hygge. 7mo
Kar2b @Clwojick I love it too! It‘s so much better than the original hardcover version that was yellow with the title on torn paper hearts. 7mo
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themonaisa
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I think this was one of the saddest CL books I‘ve read. The characters were so beautiful, and Macy + Elliot‘s friendship grew so naturally that their fallout hurt thrice as much. The layers and layers of grief and trauma are pounded in these pages (though it‘s sad that the horrible truth about Christian‘s party - including crying during the “next time” - wasn‘t acknowledged past what it meant for their relationship). And the last line?? 😭💙🫠

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Ok?? WHAT THE 🦆😭😭😭😭😭😭 IM DESTROYED???? I AM LITERALLY GUTTED. “Favorite word??” “YOU”???? And I‘m supposed to GO ON WITH LIFE AFTER THIS????? 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭💙💙💙💙💙💙💙

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I loved loved loved this book ❣️ the main characters are 2 bookworms who spend their teen years reading together, they share their hopes, dreams, secrets with each other. They are each other's best friend until they aren't. I found myself smiling as I was reading this book, I really love a book with bookloving characters. The interweaving of past and present timelines kept me hoping it would end how I wanted it to. A delightful read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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GondorGirl
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SURPRISE!

#LMPBC #GroupJ I hope you folx don't mind that I let other people write in our book, but when I saw that Christina Lauren was going to be in Ohio I couldn't resist going and having our book signed! They were completely charmed by the idea of a postal book club. 🧡

@Johanna414 @Shadowfat @peanutnine

peanutnine 😲 That is so cool!!! 8mo
Megabooks Cool!! 🤩🤩 8mo
Deblovestoread Love this! 8mo
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Johanna414 That's soooo cool!!! 8mo
TheKidUpstairs What wonderful timing! 8mo
Kappadeemom That‘s cool! 8mo
LiteraryinLawrence That‘s the best dedication ever! 8mo
Shadowfat Awesome! 8mo
Roary47 That is sooo cool! 8mo
Oryx Lovely! 8mo
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KristiAhlers
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Y‘all I‘ve had a love hate relationship with these authors. I wanted to like their books as they always sounded fun but in the end never connected with their characters. This time I was there for this entire friends to lovers romance. Macy and Elliot grabbed me from page one. Highly recommend this one for a light fun read! #romantsy #mayreading.

BethM That cover ! 8mo
KristiAhlers @BethM right? It‘s so pretty! 8mo
melmes The cover ❤️ 8mo
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melmes So you would recommend it or? 8mo
KristiAhlers @melmes yes! Which is saying a lot as I‘ve passed on some of their other books. There was just something about this second chance story I fell in love with! 8mo
melmes Sounds great! I have put it into my tbr 8mo
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KristiAhlers
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Floofy and I think it‘s time to read something light and fun. So we are going to give these authors a second chance with this title. We are hoping this is a win. Haven‘t been a huge fan in the past. #romantsy

Gissy And someone is waiting for your reaction 🐶 ❤️☺️ 8mo
KristiAhlers @Gissy I have told the Floof I am really enjoying it. She‘s rather pleased with herself 8mo
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Read4life
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I hit my goals for the #20in4 Readathon. Finished 2 books. 2 others partially done and over 20 hours of reading. 🤓

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🥳 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 👏🎉 9mo
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Johanna414
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I picked this up yesterday thinking I'd read a few chapters over the weekend. Well, I just finished it... I loved it! @peanutnine @GondorGirl @Shadowfat #lmpbc I'll get it in the mail sometime this week!

GondorGirl I feel like I'm so behind this month. I'll try to start mine today. 9mo
Shadowfat I'm also behind, I'm only a couple chapters in but I think it'll go quick. 9mo
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ckittle019
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The brutal honesty between the two main characters was a little disarming for me personally but otherwise this is a beautiful romance that tugs at your heart.❤️

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Cupcakesbookishreviews
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I started this today and it‘s so good so far. I can‘t wait to read more. #bookblogger #bookreviewer #bookworm

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peanutnine
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I enjoyed this one! Definitely got me in the feels ❤️ I won't say too much since it's my #LMPBC pick
I sent it out in the mail today and it should arrive by Friday - sorry for the delay! @Johanna414 @GondorGirl @Shadowfat @suvata #GroupJ

Johanna414 No worries- I just sent mine out today too! 10mo
Johanna414 Got this in the mail today! 10mo
peanutnine @Johanna414 awesome! 10mo
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peanutnine
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I didn't get much reading done yesterday, as my partner and I went hiking and I was exhausted in the evening when we got home. But making up for it today. Working on my #LMPBC book on this gorgeous spring day. Sally is keeping me company 🐶
#20in4 @Andrew65

ShelleyBooksie Sally is so pretty! 10mo
peanutnine @ShelleyBooksie thank you! I am not a dog person, but she is the sweetest 10mo
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sailu112
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I am a sucker for love stories and this would definitely be one of my top ones in the romance genre. Such a beautiful story of 2 childhood sweethearts. Would definitely read it a few more times in the future

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All the feels and then some tears 🥰😭💜

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SheReadsAndWrites
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I REALLY liked this book. I have now read 3 books by Christina Lauren and truly admire how one book can be more flirty, funny and playful while one like this is just pure, consistent depth of emotion. I honestly couldn't put it down. Such a great read. ❤️ #romance #emotional #greatread

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peanutnine
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#LMPBC #GroupJ okay so turns out I don't own very many romances that I haven't already read lol. What do y'all think of any of these? @Johanna414 @GondorGirl @Shadowfat

Johanna414 I haven't read any of them, so all three work for me! 11mo
GondorGirl I've read Playing the Palace, but not the other two. 11mo
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Book 33

ckittle019 I just started this one last night! Christina Lauren can do no wrong in my eyes🙂 Enjoy! 12mo
rather_be_reading @ckittle019 this was my first one and will not be my last!! did u know its 2 sisters writing the books?! 12mo
ckittle019 @rather_be_reading I found that out recently too! My favorite of theirs is The Soulmate Equation but The Unhoneymooners is a close second. Happy reading! 12mo
rather_be_reading @ckittle019 i just started The UnHoneymooners! 12mo
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way better than i expected it to be. a lot of the parts when they‘re younger are kinda cringey and seriously who talks like that. plus how did macy become the villain when elliot is the one who cheated (why is no one else outraged at this tbh)??? his whole explanation for that is ridiculous and pisses me off but still a good read

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Geemom1118
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Book Tok made me get this one. Figured it was a good time to read this as I‘m getting out the Valentines decorations ♥️

angieinwonderland I just started this too since wedding anniversary is tomorrow and Valentine's day is on Monday. 12mo
Geemom1118 @angieinwonderland Happy Anniversary 🍾🥂. Enjoy!! 12mo
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tracey38
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This was a heart-wrenching and loving story of childhood friends who end up loving each other, have a falling out, and reconnect years later. We get flashbacks from them meeting at age 13 to when they stop talking at 18, to now. I loved the flashbacks in this story. They were endearing. This one kinda crushed me but put me back together, too.

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What a beautiful it's always been you/second chance trope. I absolutely loved this romance. The support of the main characters friends and families just warmed my soul. Every relationship in the story tugged at your heart strings and gave me all the feels. I laughed, smiled, cried, and hugged the book when I was through. The spice was nice. I would've have fallen head over heals for Elliot too 💜📖

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10/10 ugly cried for the whole last 50 pages. I felt like i was feeling all of her pain. The younger years killed me. So pure. So heartbreaking

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Just started reading it and I love the simplicity yet, the presence of the human touch in the book.

I'm a huge fan of romance and drama and emotions. And I'm really liking it so far.

mavey This one was heartsqeeze!!😓💖 1y
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peanutnine
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I was very excited to be able to come home from work and open my #sliceofsummerswap package! I love it so much!! Thanks so much @LeslieO !
The lemonade theme is adorable! The glasses are too cute. And I can't wait to read the books you picked out ☺️ The tagged book has been on my tbr forever

#soss @Catsandbooks thanks for hosting!

LeslieO So glad you like it! Happy summer! 2y
Catsandbooks Those glasses are lovely! Enjoy! 🍉 💕 2y
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I want him to be joyful, loved, adored, full of everything, all the time ♥️📚💋

Annie1215 Love this one! 2y
BittersweetBooks @Annie1215 me too, so sweet!! It reminded me of my high school love 🥺💕 2y
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monalyisha
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I just signed-up for the #BookCupidSwap hosted by @candority...and you can, too!

To my future match:
I promise I won't send you anything half as creepy as this. Cherub's honor.

Register here!:
https://forms.gle/n2WwiszNPk5R24Yu8

Branwen Just signed up! 😀 Thanks for posting! 2y
monalyisha You're welcome, @Branwen! 💘 2y
LeahBergen I dunno ... I‘m liking the creepiness. 😆 2y
monalyisha @LeahBergen I *almost* added “unless you want me to, of course.“ 😉 2y
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marleed
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My hold on Christina‘s Lauren newest book is about to drop, yet some of her other works remain atop my TBR. That seemed like a good reason to fly my virtual armchair just north of San Francisco and enjoy little gem.

Reggie Ohhhh I loved this one. And the way they would say vocabulary words to each other. And the mom‘s letters to her husband on how to raise their daughter. 2y
marleed @Reggie I loved the favorite word too. In fact, I was think maybe I should track my favorite each day for the remainder of the year and see what those words tells me on 1Jan21! 2y
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MaggieCarr
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While still an open door romance, it doesn't consume the storyline. I like that it's s second chance love story with history that develops the characters so well. I definetly understand how it's compared to Dawson and Joey from Dawson's Creek but enjoyed the shared love of books over movies.

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I loved this book so much. This is another book that I owned but decided to listen to on audio. A second chance romance about Macy and Elliott who just happen to run into each other 11 years after they last saw each other. This book gave me all the feels. I think this is one of my all time favorite Christina Lauren book!

#24b4monday current reading time: 16 hours and 30 minutes

kstadt929 I‘ve been meaning to read this one for ages! Maybe I should look for it on audio as well ⭐️ 3y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3y
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Cute love story!

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DakotaWilde
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#7days7books

Day 7 !! This one sent me down a rabbit hole of all Christina Lauren books 🔥

KarouBlue OMG! This book! ♥️ 3y
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Amber0702
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Bookstack from bookoutlet 😍📚
It was so random because I've never bought books from there.. I'm so excited to find these awesome online places to buy books while stuck at home!

Soubhiville I love book outlet! They have great sales around Black Friday and Boxing Day (just afternoon Christmas). 3y
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Awww...Is the first thing that comes to mind when I reflect on this book. To find that life-altering, soul-shaking, rest-of-your-life bond was magical to watch with Macy and Elliot. I devoured this book. I love finding books that are all consuming.

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My cardigan #crochet project is almost finished!! The new M size fits perfectly and I just need to buy some dark yarn tomorrow for the cuffs and other borders. Definitely finished this way faster than I thought I would! 😱🤗

LiteraryinLawrence How beautiful! 3y
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