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Burial Rites
Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014.SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD. SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2015.Northern Iceland, 1829.A woman condemned to death for murdering her lover.A family forced to take her in.A priest tasked with absolving her.But all is not as it seems, and time is running out: winter is coming, and with it the execution date.Only she can know the truth. This is Agnes's story.
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KarenUK
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#Movember
I loved this book so much, and found it so haunting. Hannah Kent's writing is beautifully sparse, yet so poetic. I don‘t think I‘ve read another book that made me feel so #frozen and chilled to the bone as I did whilst reading this. It has such an amazing sense of place. Every time I picked up this book, I found myself immediately captivated by it's chilling, lonely and brutal landscape. And Agnes‘s plight was just so heartbreaking 💔❄️

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this too ❤️💔 3w
AmyG Me three. Wonderful book. 3w
Cinfhen Great choice 💙beautiful graphics 3w
KarenUK @erzascarletbookgasm @AmyG @Cinfhen I still can‘t get over what an amazing debut this was, and how young she was! 3w
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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Unexpectedly fascinating. A good character-driven story that also reveals a great deal about Icelandic farm culture in the 1800s. I'm also impressed at the author's research and translations!

#PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: a book set in Scandinavia

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LaraS
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I like the POV in this book, and I always appreciate when authors include other ephemera like court transcripts and letters. I heard this books is also a great choice as an #audioread, so I‘ll put this on my re-read list for next year!

thereadingowlvina Loved this one! 😊 2mo
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LaraS
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Heard about this book after spending some time in Iceland last year. The writing of this book is so atmospheric it‘s like I can feel the cool damp air coming out of the pages.

JamieArc I love your description, and I love books like this. 2mo
Cathythoughts Great post 👍🏻💙 2mo
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melissajayne
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Librarybelle
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

Thank you for the tag, @Melissa_J ! 😁❤️

@robinb , would you like to play? Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Kaila-ann This isn‘t the cover that my version had but I really enjoyed this book. 3mo
Librarybelle @Kaila-ann Amazing book! 3mo
emilyhaldi Beautiful cover and book! ❤️ 3mo
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Librarybelle @emilyhaldi ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
robinb Thanks @Librarybelle for the tag! I‘ll play! 💕 3mo
Melissa_J Great choice! 3mo
LeahBergen I like this cover. 👍🏻 3mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! What a cover! And the story doesn‘t sound too bad either! 3mo
Librarybelle @chaoticgoodhufflepuff One is my favorite books! Kent is an amazing writer. 3mo
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JacqMac
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Haunting. Raw. But beautifully written. You can feel the cold Icelandic wind driving through your skin as you read. Based on the true story of the last person publicly executed in Iceland, in 1829. There were no prisons, so Agnes spent the winter before her death on a farm, working and living with the family, and telling her story. Truly haunting, fantastic read.

thereadingowlvina I loved this one too! Have you read 4mo
JacqMac @thereadingowlvina Not yet, but I will be adding it to my TBR stack. 4mo
Alfrazier21 This is one of my favorite books! It‘s so good! 4mo
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Butterflyamore
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I picked up a couple great books from The Dog Eared Book, a local bookstore, today! I am so happy to finally have a copy of Burial Rites, which I am eager to read, and I knew I needed the Van Gogh children‘s book the moment I saw it!

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JacqMac
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Today‘s start time. I probably won‘t hit 24. Today is full of family stuff. But I‘m farther ahead than I expected.
#24B4Monday
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 That‘s a great time. Enjoy your family time. 👏👏👏 4mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic time! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Buechersuechtling Oh, I loved “Burial Rites” so much. Sad, great story. (Maybe I repeat myself 🤭 – but it‘s _true_‼️) 4mo
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emmaturi
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Very interesting book, set in Iceland in 1828. Two people are brutally murdered and the suspects are found guilty and sentenced to die. This is about one of the guilty a women called Agnes. #books

BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too 💕 5mo
BiblioLitten I stacked it the moment I read Iceland. 😊 4mo
Libby1 This is a great book. I liked her second book, The Good People, even more. 4mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Visitint Reykjavík today and saw the block and ax used to execute Agnes Magnusdottir. This book had such a profound impact on me.

Moray_Reads That's incredible (and horrific). Burial Rites is such a good book 5mo
Lindy 😳 5mo
sprainedbrain Oh wow. 😔 Such a great book. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft We ended up going to the Perlan while we were in Reykjavík. Is this at the National Museum? 4mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @4thhouseontheleft Yes! We also managed to find the execution site and also the small church cemetery where she and Fredrick were re-interred. Did you have a good trip??? 4mo
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Lauren.Archer
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To be completely honest, I have heard of this book for some time now and have completely overlooked it, and I am not sure why. I belong to Book Riot's Tailored Book Recommendations and received this as one of my picks this quarter. Burial Rites was a complete surprise at how much I loved this book.

For my full review please visit by blog at: https://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/07/14/burial-rites/

keepingupwiththepenguins I'll be picking this one up soon! 5mo
Jeg One of my favourite reads. Prompted me to visit Iceland where I fell in love with the place. Beautiful. 5mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Another recommendation from Book Riot‘s #TBR. They have been awesome at picking books out for me, so I am expecting great things.

Pricel101 Loved this one, enjoy! 5mo
Librarybelle I loved this one! 5mo
Joanne1 Loved it, but made me feel so 🥶 brrrr! 5mo
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Tamra This is a good one! 5mo
youneverarrived A favourite of mine 💙 5mo
Jeg A favourite of mine. ❤️ 5mo
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Kaila-ann
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Wasn‘t sure about switching from 3rd person to 1st person narration but stuck with the book and I‘m glad I did. Agnes is tried and found guilty of murder in 1800‘s Iceland. After being sent to live with a family and work a farm while awaiting execution, Agnes eventually begins to open up and tell her story. By the end I was heartbroken for Agnes and the family that came to believe in her. A touching story based on true events.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This was a good one. 5mo
Mynameisacolour I really liked this one too! 5mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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I got this book back yesterday and I think this is the best part about #LMPBC!! Going through everyone‘s notes has been so fun. I am so glad everyone loved this book as much as I did.
@Bookwormjillk @Mynameisacolour @HufflepuffGirl90

thereadingowlvina Loved this one! ❤ 5mo
Bookwormjillk It was so good. 5mo
Buechersuechtling Had to look up which one this is. It‘s her debut, isn‘t it❓I loved it, too, the atmosphere was so dense and the characters so authentic. ❤️ Just recently finished her second book, “The good People”, and was also captured. 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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This is headed back to you today @Littlestbookshelf - such a great book, and a great wrap up for #lmpbc wave 5.

Tamra Loved this one! 5mo
Littlestbookshelf So glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Went to visit family in Cincinnati this weekend and stumbled upon ANOTHER Half Price Books Warehouse Clearance Sale....what‘s a girl to do but bring home another stack?

TheSpineView Totally! 💜💜💜 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Oh my! 6mo
CouronneDhiver I loved Burial Rites! 👍🏽 6mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Just to make sure that also my English speaking followers know what I‘m raving about and add the correct books to their stack. 😉

The original title of „Das Seelenhaus“ is “Burial Rites”.

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Mynameisacolour
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Spending this drizzly afternoon indoors. Time to curl up with this #LMPBC pick.

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Eva2
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Brilliant book! I love the way this book slowly meandered along but still managed to keep my enthralled. Highly recommend this one.

MrsMalaprop It‘s ace 👌. #ozfiction 7mo
BooknerdsLife Great review! 😍 it‘s been on my TBR for ages! 🙈Time to push it up a bit! 6mo
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rachaich
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What a beautifully written book.
I love the descriptions of nature and the harsh landscapes. The interspersed sections of poems or court letters.
I found that there was a long section from Agnes towards the end which I had to keep re reading as I couldn't keep interest but the rest was gripping.

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Eva2
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Started this one yesterday and I am flying through it. Great read so far

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rachaich
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Another day, another book!
Library reading club choice.

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Schmieds
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I very much enjoyed this story of a servant in Iceland accused of murdering her master. She is sent to live with a family on a farm until her execution and slowly, but surely, they get to know her and learn that every story has two sides. The writing was beautiful and helped paint a picture of the Icelandic landscape. I much preffered this read over Alias Grace, which has a similar plot.

Have you read this?

ShyBookOwl 😳 I loooove Alias Grace... I guess I need to check this out. I've been wanting to find Icelandic books. 7mo
cobwebmoth I read this last year. I enjoyed how atmospheric it was. 7mo
mandi1082 Its been on my TBR Shelf forever. Need to get to it. 7mo
janeycanuck I really liked the writing of this one - I read Emma Donogue‘s The Wonder not long after and felt it had a similar quality, if you‘re for something else like it. 7mo
Schmieds @janeycanuck Thanks! I will check that out. 7mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
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Such a wonderful quote that really speaks to my feelings on the matter of books in general. #bookquotes #yaybooks

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HufflepuffGirl90
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Beautiful and haunting.

Full review at: http://bookshelfadventures.home.blog/2019/04/30/burial-rites-by-hannah-kent/

@Mynameisacolour I‘ll get this one sent out to you in a couple days. 💛🖤 #LMPBC #groupB

Mynameisacolour Awesome! I'm still working on Mrs. Poe and plan to have it in the mail by this weekend. 7mo
Rissreads One of my favourites 💙 7mo
Littlestbookshelf Glad you liked this one! I‘m also still working on to capture what we cannot keep. 7mo
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Schmieds
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1. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent and Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume 3
2. Harry Potter
3. Goodreads

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HufflepuffGirl90
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@Littlestbookshelf just got this in the mail today!! I can‘t wait to dig in! 💜📚😊

#LMPBC #GroupB

Rissreads It‘s soooooooooo good! 💚 8mo
Littlestbookshelf So glad you got it! 8mo
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Schmieds
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I've started a book club in my town and this is our first read. Does anyone have some discussion question suggestions?

Jennifer3 It has been a while since I read it but I loved it! A question might be, how do image the story of (insert woman‘s name facing death) would play out in today‘s society and criminal justice system? 8mo
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JessNevertheless
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#audioworking today to this book. It seems a lot like Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace but I'm enjoying this so much more. Picking up so much about Iceland too, the patronymic naming system is especially intriguing.

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Literatigeek
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Currently reading: BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent.

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Jas16
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This was a slow, atmospheric read about the last year in the life of of the last person executed In Iceland. She is sent to live with a family while the details of her death are worked out. Agnes eventually tells her story to the young priest charged with her religious counsel and the family who find it increasingly difficult to ignore the person who has become a part of their daily lives. Kent makes the setting come alive with her writing.

CouronneDhiver Sooo good! 9mo
Suet624 I had no idea that‘s what this story was about!! 7mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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I finished this book for #lmpbc #groupb! I loved it and I can‘t wait to hear what the others think about it. This is a picture of the remains of the murdered Nathan Ketilsson‘s workshop in Iceland.

@Mynameisacolour @Bookwormjillk @HufflepuffGirl90

HufflepuffGirl90 Yay! I can‘t wait! 9mo
Mynameisacolour Yes, Can't wait! I finished mine last night too! 9mo
BookNAround So bleak but so good! 9mo
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Kaye Neat picture 9mo
Littlestbookshelf @Mynameisacolour yay! Can‘t wait to read all the picks. 9mo
Littlestbookshelf @BookNAround yes, good way of describing it! Very bleak but so interesting. 9mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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This book is living up to my expectations! My plan of going to our mom/child workout group was derailed by a toddler who did not want to get dressed or eat breakfast or do anything but sit in front of the tv on his bicycle watching Elmo on a rainy day. So I guess it worked out perfectly for both of us.

Crazeedi I'm reading a different one by her, want to read this one for sure 9mo
Littlestbookshelf @Crazeedi I saw your post yesterday about that book! This is really good so far. I love her writing style. At least with this one she drew you in from chapter one. 9mo
Crazeedi @Littlestbookshelf yes I'm finding the same with this book! 9mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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Trying so hard to not let my toddler seen me writing in a book 😬😱 “can you put this in the trash please?” And then I quickly grab the pen. 😂😂 #lmpbc #groupb

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Littlestbookshelf
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Starting this one for #lmpbc! I‘m so excited for this one! It‘s been on my TBR for a while. Thanks again to @Butterflyamore for this one!

CouronneDhiver So good! Moody, atmospheric... I hope you love it 👍🏽 9mo
Jcunning I just read it recently, too. A good story. 9mo
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Butterflyamore Can‘t wait to find out what you think of it! 9mo
Littlestbookshelf @CouronneDhiver @Jcunning @Butterflyamore Im just a few chapters in and I am addicted! I so badly want to google her name already 😆 (edited) 9mo
Littlestbookshelf @HufflepuffGirl90 it is really good already! I‘m so excited to read it and send it on! 9mo
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#LMPBC #groupb Which one would you ladies like to read? I REALLY want to read Burial Rites but I will leave it up to you guys! @HufflepuffGirl90 @Mynameisacolour @Bookwormjillk

Mynameisacolour Burial Rights looks good! 10mo
Littlestbookshelf @Mynameisacolour I just keep hearing such good things about it. 10mo
Mynameisacolour @Littlestbookshelf I've not heard of it before now but the description sounds interesting and I like that it's set in Iceland, Which also works for #pop19 if anyone is doing that challenge. 10mo
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Bookwormjillk I‘m good with Burial Rights 10mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Burial Rites sounds great!!! 10mo
Littlestbookshelf @HufflepuffGirl90 @Bookwormjillk @Mynameisacolour perfect! I am so excited to get started. 10mo
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1. -24F/ -31.1C with a windchill of -24F/-31.1C, wind only 2mph.

2. 80F/ 26.7C, in a hammock beside a lake.

3. 62F/ 16.7C to help conserve natural gas this week.

4. Any. All-weather reader here!

5. It‘s Iceland, it‘s winter, snuggle in together!

#HelloThursday I am tagging some of the first to follow me from the Welcome Wagon!

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 10mo
farrahkohn @wanderinglynn Thanks for tagging me in an event! My first one! 10mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🥳🙌🏻 Always feel free to jump in on any of the games. 😀 10mo
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Jcunning
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Happy to finally pick this one up. It‘s been on my TBR for along time!

Jcunning “ a long time” 11mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy! I've heard good things about this book 10mo
Freespirit I enjoyed this one. 10mo
bookseller_cate Loved this one. Was lucky enough to have dinner with her and some other authors when she was hosted by Calgary‘s literary festival. 10mo
Jcunning @bookseller_cate Lucky you! 10mo
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JennyM
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#WinterWonderland #BloweNorthernWinde

This was so atmospheric I felt chilly just reading it! ❄️

TrishB Great pick, loved the landscape in this book. 11mo
JennyM @TrishB she really captured it - great read. 11mo
Cinfhen This one was so good that I worry her next one, won‘t live up!!! 🚨🚨🚨#BuddyReadAlert looking forward @Redwritinghood @emilyhaldi @JennyM 11mo
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JennyM @Cinfhen I know, it‘s often the way. But I have only heard great things about the Good People so 🤞 11mo
youneverarrived Loved this book 💙 11mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I‘m in for that buddy read if not too late! 11mo
JennyM @youneverarrived me, too! 11mo
JennyM @TrishB @Cinfhen we were looking at mid January if that suits Trish? I can fit in around everyone else 11mo
Tamra Loved this one! 11mo
ReadingRover Love this book! 11mo
Rissreads Fantastic book 💙 11mo
scowler1 Brilliant book, I might have to read it again now. 11mo
JennyM @Tamra @ReadingRover @Rissreads @scowler1 glad to see so much #litsylove for this book 📚 11mo
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BekaReid
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Hannah Kent brings to life the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829 in her compelling novel based on real events.

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“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.”

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I liked this well enough but it never quite clicked for me. It‘s about Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person executed in Iceland. Kent does a great job depicting her Icelandic setting, but I felt a lot of distance from the characters.

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Librarybelle
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One of my absolute favorite books - based on a true story. Iceland 1828. Agnes is convicted of murder and spends her last days with the local law enforcement agent and his family. Yes, they are living under the same roof, and Agnes works alongside the family. Kent‘s debut novel is so lyrical and gorgeous, yet dark and foreboding. Highly recommend. #RunningAcrossThinIceWthTigers #WinterWonderland

Caroline2 Ohhhh good choice! This is one of my favourite books too!!! 💖 12mo
Tamra I loved this too! 12mo
Cinfhen Excellent choice!!! Haunting piece of literature. 12mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled One of my favorites too! 12mo
AmyG Wonderful book. 12mo
Librarybelle Thank you so much, everyone! ❤️❤️❤️ @Caroline2 @Tamra @Cinfhen @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @AmyG 12mo
TrishB Loved this book too 💕 12mo
Librarybelle @TrishB Wonderful! ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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Went to pick up my Xmas tree and now I think I‘m going to go to bed early for once.

(And read once I‘m there, of course!)

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Complex, yet simple, story with a moving ending. Although the Icelandic pronunciations added to authenticity and I wouldn‘t necessarily change their inclusion, I did find myself stumbling frequently.

twohectobooks I‘m having problems with that as well! 12mo
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#bedsidetablebooks for the first time in way too long.

Caroline2 I loved Burial Rites! 👍🏻 12mo
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LauraRenae
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It looks like I might be sick in bed for the next 24 hours. But at least I have some tea and plenty of books. #selfcareisntselfish #badgirlgoodtea #sleepytea