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The Perfect Nanny
The Perfect Nanny: A Novel | Lela Slimani
Is The Perfect Nanny the next Gone Girl? This authors book on a killer nanny is next years must-read. The Telegraph Winner of Frances most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourtthe first book by a Moroccan woman to win When Myriam, a mother and brilliant French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband are forced to look for a caretaker for their two young children. They are thrilled to find Louise: the perfect nanny right from the start. Louise sings to the children, cleans the familys beautiful apartment in Pariss upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late whenever asked, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment, and frustrations mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a riveting exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhoodand the debut in America of an immensely talented writer.
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she.epeolatry
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But in what black lake, in what deep forest has she found these cruel tales where the heroes die at the end, after first saving the world?

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Kappadeemom
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Up next!

lele1432 This has been on my TBR for too long! 2mo
Cathythoughts I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 2mo
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Jovy
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Mehso-so

This started out so so good, and then petered out. I do get that it's more a character study than a thriller and I did appreciate the tension resonating from the book. It totally makes you think twice about leaving your kids with just anybody. But the ending lacked resolution for me.

#LitsyAtoZ Letter S
#MMDChallenge A Book in Translation

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ReadingIsMyHobby
Pickpick

So just finished this the other day. I really enjoyed it. I recommend it for people that like thrillers.

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

I found the writing a bit stilted. This is a translation, so that could be the culprit. I didn‘t like any of the characters. I was actually waffling between 3.5 and 4 stars, but the end pulled it down without a doubt. It didn‘t completely seem to finish, or if it did, I didn‘t get it. Now, from my review, even 3.5 might seem a bit high rating, but I was interested to find out what happened (sadly, the end let me down).

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OnlyYoo
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Panpan

Not really much to say about this one. The plot wasn‘t really there and it wasn‘t very suspenseful. The parents were also awful

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OnlyYoo
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Should I be studying? Yes... but at least it‘s only 228 pages hahaha 😂

Meghan1 I liked this one. 4mo
OnlyYoo @Meghan1 that‘s good to hear! I‘m only 30 pages in but I like it so far 4mo
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Jeannineth
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If you guessed she‘s far from perfect, you would be right. 😂 This was translated from French so it‘s not the best but I think the story hold up pretty well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Cathythoughts I thought it a good read 👍🏻 4mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

A nanny is accused of killing two of her charges. Through a variety of voices, this novel traces how we got to this point.

The telling is disjointed, we hear from the perspective of too many different characters (too much breadth, not enough depth), and the motives and hangups are cliched. But I like that the novel explores the friction of the employer/employee relationship in the case of childcare and similarly intimate professions.

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ReadingIsMyHobby

Currently on this book, for a book club. It seems really good so far.

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Rieltalk
Pickpick

I read this for a book club, excited that it was something different than my usual go-to genres, and was so taken in by the journey that I didn‘t even show up to the discussion, not wanting to sully the purity of my experience! The subtle dread that gradually builds was done perfectly, and this was my gateway book to the horror genre, which I never knew I‘d enjoy to this extent. A good book to read on long transits in my opinion.

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Clwojick
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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What‘s a book that has continued to get way from you? You‘ve wanted to read it forever, and maybe you even have it sitting on your shelf... but for one reason or another you haven‘t sat down and read it yet....

For me, this book is Lullaby. I‘ve wanted to read it for SO long, and I‘ve even had it for close to a year, and yet it always fall through my fingertips when I go to read it.😅 #SummersEndReadathon is going to change that! I am determined!

Amabear Pride and prejudice! 5mo
Hooked_on_books To Kill a Mockingbird. I never read it in school since we moved a lot, so I missed it. I‘ve had a copy sitting on my shelf for 20+ years. I think I‘ll read it soon, since I keep thinking about it. 5mo
TheKidUpstairs Jane Eyre. I have two copies on my shelf, I've read a few books that draw heavily on it (Wide Sargasso Sea, The Eyre Affair), but I've just never gotten around to it! 5mo
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rretzler Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. I‘ve owned it forever and I love Vonnegut, but just don‘t seem to remember I have it for some reason. I even started planning my reading 2 years ago and it has still eluded me. I‘m putting it on my 2020 planned list right now. 5mo
DrexEdit Quite a few of those! Topping the list would probably be Infinite Jest, House of Leaves, and the Neapolitan novels. 5mo
tapgurl Truman Capote‘s In Cold Blood 5mo
samantha.mlis Rereading books in general for me. I always want to but the lure of new books is stronget 5mo
teebe There‘s quite a few but this one has been on my TBR for more than a decade: 5mo
Clwojick @Amabear Such a good one! 5mo
Clwojick @Hooked_on_books I remember it being a good one, but i'd love to do a reread on it! 5mo
Clwojick @TheKidUpstairs I haven't read this one yet either 😆 5mo
Clwojick 💝@rretzler 💝 5mo
Clwojick @tapgurl Truman Capote 😍 😍 😍 5mo
Clwojick @teebe OOOOhhh that ones sounds really good! stacked!!! 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Catch-22, Hag-Seed, and the Percy Jackson series, which I plan on reading soon for #BBRC. 5mo
Clwojick Percy Jackson! I read the first one and remembered enjoying it! I should definitely look into the others. Thanks for the reminder 😉 @4thhouseontheleft 5mo
mhillis I think for me it‘s 5mo
audraelizabeth For me its the silmarillion by jrr tolkien. I have it as an audiobook 5mo
Bookzombie @4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick I enjoyed the Percy series on audio in case you want to check that format out. 🙂 5mo
Bookzombie Picnic at Hanging Rock and Matterhorn are two that I plan to read and then never get to. I think there may be a Matterhorn buddy read happening in the fall. I don‘t think I dreamed that, lol. 5mo
MrT The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters has been sitting in my TBR for 13 years. 5mo
jb72 I have a few I keep moving to the back of the pile. 5mo
LeaWin7 Renegades and warcross... I've owned both forever and cant bring myself to pick them up. 5mo
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Crazycatlady1
Mehso-so

This book could have been perfect. However, the ending left so many questions. I hope there‘s a part two out there or coming. Otherwise... just uggggggh!

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squirrelbrain
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This is the UK version but in the US it‘s The Perfect Nanny, only she‘s really not....

#perfect
#ayupaugust

*Although now known for writing many of his lyrics based around his home base of Framlingham, Suffolk, Ed Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1991*

Cathythoughts Yes ! We sure did post at the same time ... 👍🏻😂 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm On my tbr! 6mo
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Cathythoughts
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#AyUpAugust this book is also called the #Perfect Nanny. It is very well written, chilling & unnerving. I have Adele by this author on kindle , but I‘m reluctant to start it. Lullaby was good , but unsettling.

squirrelbrain I have just this second posted exactly the same post as you! 🤣🤣 6mo
Cathythoughts Oh for heavens sake 😮😂we literally posted together ... 👍🏻😘 @squirrelbrain (edited) 6mo
TrishB Great minds you two 😁 6mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB yes! That‘s us 😁great minds 👍🏻 @squirrelbrain 6mo
squirrelbrain Of course @Cathythoughts @TrishB - we‘re just so aligned! Or maybe we just like the same books.... ♥️ 6mo
Cinfhen Really “enjoyed” this one, even though the story was horrifying 6mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I did too 👍🏻 6mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t like Adele 😞 6mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen interesting!! The writing in Lullaby was good. Adele may not be my taste either .... we‘ll see 6mo
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Clwojick
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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Physical books for my #24B4Monday list. There‘s no way I‘ll be reading 3 physical books, 1 Ebook, and 9 audiobooks... but I like to have options. 🤷🏻‍♀️

megnews Me too! 6mo
marleed Oh, Flowers in the attic. I was so obsessed with those. At the time I‘d never heard of any of the happenings in this book ever being imagined. 6mo
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ONH
Chanson douce | Lela Slimani
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« Louise attend. Elle les regard comme on étudie l‘agonie du poisson à peine pêché, les ouïes en sang, le corps secoué de convulsions... Qui n‘a aucune chance de s‘en sortir. »

“Louise waited. She watched [the children] as one studies the agony of a fish that has just been caught, bloody gills, body shaking with convulsions... Who has no chance of escape.”

Happy to have some free time to read/relax. Even if it‘s NOT a relaxing story ??☠️?

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ONH
Chanson douce | Lela Slimani
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Myriam finds a nanny for her children, but as the woman she hires becomes closer with the family, something starts to seem weird ... 🙀🔪🆘

French thriller released in 2016 that received high praises in France and around the world. I‘m refreshing on the language by listening to the audio book in French, but the book is available in English (audio and print) as well, under two titles: Lullaby or The Perfect Nanny.

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Dogearedcopy
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So, I‘ve been wanting to read this Prix Goncourt winner but because of its less than stellar reviews, I‘ve been hesitant to buy a copy. Library to the rescue!

LiteraryinLititz I‘ll be curious what you think! I was one of the readers who wasn‘t impressed by this one, but I expected to like it so much! 6mo
Mommat Awful. So disappointing. I was ready to love it. Did. It live up to the accolades espousing it‘s virtues. 6mo
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nelehelen
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Mehso-so

3/5
Female-driven psychological thriller, this book gave me all sorts of anxiety. Not only anxiety about the oncoming murder (not a spoiler), but anxiety about becoming a parent, about being lonely and frozen in that fear. There is so great tension and build-up in the book, so I was pretty disappointed with the ending. Really wished it was from a different POV.

#Booked2019
#24in48

nelehelen @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft this is for the Muslim author or MC prompt! 6mo
Cinfhen I liked this book!! Good pick 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds intense! I can see how it would be disturbing. Nice pick for the prompt, too! 6mo
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BaBaBaBillyAndTheBooks
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Mehso-so

Caregiving has a hidden, destructive power. The best mothers and nannies surrender themselves entirely, taking the biggest hits -- to their lives and dreams -- to protect their young. Louise has spent her years slowly offering pieces of herself. When the nanny is finally reduced to nothing, she unleashes her buried fury to do the unthinkable. At the book's conclusion, though, I was left asking the same question I had at the beginning: Why?

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HarrieF
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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Favourite reading spot? Bouncy chair, hufflepuff blanket, bookshelves in reach 🥰

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Mollyegutman
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Pickpick

Wait, can‘t believe I haven‘t posted this one yet! Gotten a LOT of reading done this summer and so far this is at the top of the list: tensely plotted, lyrically stunning, emotionally complicated, and one of the most stirring books I‘ve ever had the pleasure of encountering. an A+ literary thriller.

Cathythoughts I thought it was excellent too 7mo
Mollyegutman @Cathythoughts I read the whole thing in two days! Not that it‘s a big book, but still. 7mo
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youneverarrived
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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Mehso-so

It could have been excellent had it offered that bit more character depth. It felt a bit shallow and for such an extreme crime I didn‘t feel involved much emotionally. It is marketed as a thriller and page-turner and in that regard it hits the mark. However, as it‘s based on a true story I wanted more. ⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB I know what you mean and felt the same! 7mo
Aimeesue Yep. I just finished it. It needed something …more. Not entirely sure what, but SOMETHING. 7mo
readordierachel I did not realize this was based on a true story! 7mo
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Cathythoughts I went into it knowing nothing about it & thinking I wouldn‘t like it ... and I found it really good. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB @Aimeesue yeah, it just lacked something. 7mo
youneverarrived @readordierachel I only knew after reading reviews. Not sure how much of it is true. 7mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts that‘s the best way sometimes 🧡 7mo
Mommat Just a big fat no from me. Honestly. I feel almost disrespected as a reader. The last 4 chapters were nothing but a climax free deflated balloon. 6mo
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youneverarrived
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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London bound so have two hours reading time 😁 not sure what to make of this yet. I‘m intrigued but it‘s not completely gripping me.

UwannaPublishme Happy travels! 💕 7mo
Cathythoughts I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts.... 7mo
Cathythoughts I thought it was good 7mo
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squirrelbrain It‘s hard work though.... 7mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts I‘m nearly finished it. It‘s definitely a page turner 👍 7mo
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Aimeesue
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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Because I apparently like to horrify myself. Vicariously.

Cathythoughts This is a good one imo 7mo
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Minervasbutler
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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Pickpick

Based on a true story of a nanny who murdered the two children in her care (transposed from Manhattan to Paris) it's a sort of "whydunnit" since we know from the first page where it's all leading up to. A smooth, creepy, page-turning read which contains interesting insights into the modern class divides. My main issue is with the rather disappointing ending which fails to really answer the "why" question to my satisfaction.

Cathythoughts Great review! I thought it was an excellent read. 7mo
BaBaBaBillyAndTheBooks I had a very similar reaction and review! 6mo
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Pruzy
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Pickpick

Finished this book yesterday! So yes, it has the eerie story about a nanny that murders the children she is caring for (not a spoiler, revealed in the prologue to set up the book), it also contains a multitude of existential reflections about what it is to be a parent, a spouse, or even a progressive who ultimately becomes an employer of a nanny. I guess I‘m saying that the chapters about the parents were more compelling than those about the nanny

Cathythoughts Great review.. I found it a very interesting read too. 👍🏻 7mo
Pruzy @Cathythoughts Thank you! 7mo
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Pruzy
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Hey all! It‘s Saturday night and I‘m reading The Perfect Nanny and sipping some wine. Looking for some good book chat, so if you have anything on your mind about books or reading at all (or even a non-spoilerly opinion of The Perfect Nanny), I‘d love to hear it!

wanderinglynn What‘s your wine? 🍷 7mo
Pruzy @wanderinglynn It‘s a Canadian Riesling. Unfortunately, half of it is from an old bottle I had lying around which makes it taste less great 7mo
annahenke I'm spending my night in exactly the same way. 7mo
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Pruzy @annahenke Perfect 👌. What you reading? 7mo
annahenke @Pruzy just finished a sweet romance. It was fluffy but enjoyable. 7mo
Pruzy @annahenke Sometimes thats just what the weekend calls for! 7mo
annahenke @pruzy so true! 7mo
Pruzy @annahenke I guess that implies that something else is next? 7mo
annahenke I'm switching to fantasy for more fun. I adored Christopher Paolini's Eragon books, so I'm driving into my copy of 7mo
Pruzy @annahenke Not gonna lie, also sounds perfect for a Saturday night! 7mo
Cathythoughts I thought this book was really good. Well written. The tension builds. I couldn‘t put it down. I did not realize it was based ( not sure how closely) on a true story. She has another book .. Adele , which I have on kindle... will read sometime this summer 👍🏻 7mo
KirstieE I‘ve been binging the handmaids tale and even though I found the book boring (and the show is probably full of added drama) I kinda wanna give the book another go now that I understand it more now ! 7mo
Pruzy @Cathythoughts Based on the way this one is written I will definitely be picking up Adele 7mo
Pruzy @KirstieE I‘m watching Season 3 now and it is soooo good. I thought season 2 was a little slow at some parts, but season 1 was amazing 7mo
KirstieE I‘m almost finished season 2 so I‘ve nearly caught up! Bad thing is I don‘t want to catch up cause then I‘ll have nothing to watch ! Haha 7mo
Pruzy @KirstieE Well, luckily season 3 is just airing now so you'll be able to watch it as it happens! And maybe discuss too :) 7mo
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Exterminate1977
Pickpick

3/5, I didn‘t like the ending but it had me all the way through

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Cinfhen
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#WanderingJune Not sure why but my mind went to this dark, psychological character study. Written by French-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani, this story is inspired by true events of the NY nanny's killing of the Krim children.The French edition has a different title & won the Prix Goncourt in 2016. It‘s emotionally gripping as the story is told after the murder has already occurred. #FrenchKissingInTheUSA #BookClubWorthy

BarbaraBB Smart line of thinking. This was no favorite of mine. In the end I still had no answers! 8mo
TrishB Not been drawn to this one. 8mo
Cathythoughts I read this recently & found it very well written & a compelling read. I didn‘t realize it was based on a true story. (edited) 8mo
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Cinfhen Unfortunately it is based on true events @Cathythoughts A nanny stabbed and killed 2/3 children she “cared” for. She had a long history of mental instability that was kept hidden from the parents. Tragic💔 8mo
ephemeralwaltz Really liked this! 8mo
Cinfhen I have you down for co-hosting in July for the book & music daily photo challenge. Are you still interested??? @ephemeralwaltz 8mo
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MeganLindell
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️½ • This one left me wanting more, but maybe that was the point? Not exactly satisfying, but I‘m glad I read it. It‘s been compared to Gone Girl, which I think is a stretch, but I think it could be made into an interesting movie.

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Cathythoughts
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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Pickpick

A disturbing, on-the-edge-of-sanity read. I got this about a year ago & put it on the shelf wondering if it was really for me or a foolish impulse buy. Turns out it‘s a serious unnerving, intelligent book. I couldn‘t put it down .... scary stuff. We never know what might be waiting for us on our shelves... this one threw me !

Cathythoughts @Alex100 Hello. Are you on Litsy long ? Welcome. Yes I will follow you. 👍🏻 8mo
squirrelbrain It‘s very disturbing isn‘t it, but you‘re right, it‘s still unputdownable.... Oh and I had a very similar message as you‘ve had from Alex - ignored it... 8mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain oh !!! I put in a request to follow him , I was being friendly.... 🤔 he is a private user. Thanks Helen 8mo
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squirrelbrain Maybe I‘m just a miserable old so-and-so, but I don‘t follow anyone that has a private profile... 😠 8mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain your a lovely person & your instinct is the right one ! Why the privacy profile anyway 🤷🏻‍♀️.... 8mo
squirrelbrain Exactly, what is there to hide if you‘re *just* wanting to talk about books... 😘 8mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain I do exactly the same! If I click and it‘s private I say sod it and don‘t bother! 8mo
batsy Glad to hear this! Great review 💜 I also bought this awhile back and have yet to get to it, but now I'm more excited to read it. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I have this but am reluctant to start because of the subject matter..I‘ll put this further up my tbr after reading your review. 👍❣️ 8mo
Reggie I love when this happens!!! Great post!! 8mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I imagine you would like it Suba 👍🏻 8mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm the worst is written about at the beginning. The book itself is more a study of the nanny & family dynamics.... tension throughout, it‘s good IMO 8mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie thanks Reggie! I know , I love it when you start reading & cant put it down 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
BiblioLitten I kept my profile private for a week or so because I was getting an onslaught of requests. There was something off about most of them. I go by gut. 8mo
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten yes! Gut instinct is the most reliable path always 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
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TheLudicReader
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Mehso-so

So, this book...I guess I can see why everyone thinks it‘s so good. Louise is the nanny to Myriam and Paul‘s two young children in Paris. She plays games, cooks amazing meals, keeps the apartment spotless, but there is also something...off ...about her. Not in the same way as if this had been written as a North American thriller, though. (If that makes sense.) This slim novel is going for something more and it was just okay for me.

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TheLudicReader
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So, it‘s May 15, but feels more like Feb 15. Brrrr.🥶
I finished A Gentleman in Moscow. 🤨
I am hoping my new book won‘t put me to sleep.😴
Only 16 class days before exams start. 🥳

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shaynarae
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book not as a thriller, but as a look into some of the challenges around family dynamics and childcare. #catsoflitsy

Kshakal Such a pretty kitty! 9mo
shaynarae @Kshakal Thank you! 😸 9mo
rretzler 😻 9mo
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candority
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Panpan

The Perfect Nanny was marketed as a thriller, but it read more like a character study. From the opening chapter, we know what crime was committed and who committed it, so we spend the rest of the book trying to figure out why and how it happened. This book had so much potential, but it lacked tension and anything interesting to keep me engaged. I was going to DNF, but I decided to find out what happens… then I got to the end, and NOTHING HAPPENS.

Zelma That is the worst! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Well dang!!! 9mo
Naj Thank you for telling me that nothing happens, I bailed on this. 9mo
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candority @Naj You didn‘t miss a thing! I wish I bailed too! 9mo
BooknerdsLife Oh no! I just checked this out from my library! But we have a different title here in Australia 😩🤔 9mo
candority @BooknerdsLife Lots of people loved it - hopefully you do too! 🤞 I heard that there were two different titles for this one. I always hate when they do that! 9mo
BooknerdsLife @candority I hope so too...but TBH, being a mom, this topic is a little out of my comfort zone. IKR! Why do they do that? And I found that it‘s usually the US edition that change the title? Why? 🤔 9mo
candority @BooknerdsLife Yeah, it might be difficult to read 😕 It was uncomfortable for me at times, but at least it isn‘t graphic! I think they change the title based on what‘s popular in that country/region and what will have a better chance of selling? Not sure though 🤔 9mo
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nrjohnso
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Panpan

Although this was a very quick read it was stuffed full of fluff, very boring at times. I feel bad that I don't get the hype. No plot twists whatsoever...I just don't get it and I'm so sad😔
Overall score: 2.0/5.0

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Amberdfoy
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It‘s a cold crappy day. But we‘ve both found a way to enjoy it!

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Howseldomtheydo
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Weekend read. Don‘t think I would read this if I had young children! #currentlyreading #instagram

BooknerdsLife And as a mom, This is the type of book I can‘t read 😆🙈 10mo
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crazyspine
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Pickpick

I was curious about this book as it did so well I'm France but has terrible reviews on Litsy and on Goodreads. I wondered if it was a translation issue or a cultural gap. Anyway, I thought it was really good. I mean it's not a thriller in the traditional sense, but I thought it was a well-done exploration of psychology.

BookBridget Perluche! 🐕 11mo
Nute I‘m glad you liked it, because I bought it on impulse last year and later saw the very lukewarm reviews and ratings. By that time I had already thrown away the receipt so it was mine to keep. It‘s good to know that it can be considered money well-spent or at least okay-spent.😁 11mo
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Busha1984
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐
The Perfect Nanny started out with a gripping prologue, of sorts. The first half of the book I flew through. Then I felt the story started to lose momentum and become long and drawn out. It was a relatively quick read but the end was a disappointment.

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Stephkesey
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Pickpick

Might have given this a so-so if I reviewed it as soon as finished. Seemed over-simplified. It starts out with the murder-suicide of a nanny‘s two young charges. And then the rest attempts to answer: why? Which it only sort of does. But now with some distance I see that the questions are what stayed with me. It is set in Paris, and these questions have to do with class, immigrants, motherhood and regret. It is a quick read.

AyaOfSiwa I want that book. Must buy it :) 12mo
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TequilaMockingbird
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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Pickpick

When a book begins “The baby is dead” there are no misconceptions about happy endings yet this book kept me engaged until the last page. I wish there weren‘t so many unanswered questions but it is still worth the read.

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Sarz
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Pickpick

4.5 ⭐
This is a great read. I really enjoyed the narrative structure - you know how it's going to end from the opening chapter, but that only adds to the tension.

I also liked the writing, although some parts were a bit clunky or repetitive. I'm not sure if that's due to the translation though.

I would recommend this to those who like Liane Moriarty style stories, although I liked this better than anything I've read by Moriarty.

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samjmitchell
Lullaby | Lela Slimani
Panpan

I‘m giving this book one star but it deserves none. Out of all the books I‘ve read this one is by far the worst. Before you tell me I didn‘t understand it - yes, I did - and I still hated it.

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Jen2
Panpan

I did not care for this at all.

Anna40 I had heard about it but it sounded horrible 12mo
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Phototrotter
Chanson douce | Lela Slimani
Pickpick

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JulAnna
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Panpan

Possibly #unpopularopinion Very disappointed. The characters were flat and mostly unlikeable. Quick read but will be very forgettable.

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WolfGirl16
Panpan

Boo. I had to power through this one. It was well written by the characters were all unfortunate and ridiculous. I really don‘t recommend it