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Miracle Creek
Miracle Creek: A Novel | Angie Kim
A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far well go to protect our familiesand our deepest secrets My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didnt even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first . . . In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarinea pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic dives with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos small community. Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that nighttrysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse chargesas well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice. Angie Kims Miracle Creek is a thoroughly contemporary take on the courtroom drama, drawing on the authors own life as a Korean immigrant, former trial lawyer, and mother of a real-life submarine patient. Both a compelling page-turner and an excavation of identity and the desire for connection, Miracle Creek is a brilliant, empathetic debut from an exciting new voice.
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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With Angie Kim at the Savannah Book Festival.

LiteraryinLititz How cool to meet her! I loved this book! 3d
Graciouswarriorprincess @LiteraryinLititz Thank you! It was so cool! 3d
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S.Web
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I went into this one with overly high expectations. It took a bit to get past that, but once I did it was a very worthwhile read. Was it the best book of last year? I don‘t know, but it was certainly very thought provoking and very well written.

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Night_Reader
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3.8/5 🌟
The first half of the book was great but then the court case just dragged on a bit too long, with too many characters' perspectives. The ending was interesting... Would be interesting to see how many people would agree the mum.

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Tamra
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Bailedbailed

I bailed shortly after the women‘s confrontation/accusation re: medical child abuse. It was a turn off. Might just be my mood (I hear enough sociopolitical conflict as it is)or it‘s the narrator because I see it‘s highly rated here. Maybe I need to try it in print.

Cathythoughts I remember I didn‘t get very far the first time I picked it up... but the second time I really loved it , in print 👍🏻 2w
Tamra @Cathythoughts when I see a copy second hand I‘ll buy it. 😊 2w
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Rissa1
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I think I suspected every character of the crime. 5⭐ #24b4monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 That‘s always the definition of a good murder mystery. 3w
jb72 Good time! 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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In Miracle Creek, author Angie Kim creates a whodunit with a side helping of the difficult realities of achieving the American Dream. Kim blends tragedy, kids with chronic illness, moms who will do anything to help them, teenage angst, and cultural pride. It‘s a delicate balancing act, and she does an admirable job.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#chronicillness #mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsandmysteries

Reviewsbylola This one was fascinating to me. One of my children is autistic, and some of the parents in the book really pissed me off. 1mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I agree she does an admirable job 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola From what I found, one of her kids is special needs and they used HBOT. She knows this situation from the inside. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I didn‘t realize that! Fascinating—I just looked up and read some articles. I know nothing about HBOT and if my child had actual medical conditions that could be helped by it, I would certainly give it a shot. My dismay with the parents in the book is that that represent real parents often found in the autism world. Those that treat autism as a disease to be cured. Being neuro divergent is not a bad thing. Don‘t get me wrong, my child receives ⬇️ 1mo
Reviewsbylola therapies such as speech and OT to help with autism related delays that she has, but the idea that autism should be cured is something I will never agree with. This is just a personal sticking point with me, and nothing against the author as I think that her depictions were honest portrayals. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola I agree about neuro diversity. Although my experience is more broad chronic illness, I think there‘s an ongoing debate about how much to treat anything like this. For example, Lyme disease. Some people take three antibiotic pills. Others spend tens of thousands of out-of-pocket dollars on treatments with varying degrees of evidence based research. It‘s a choice, except of course that not everyone has that much $ to expend. 1mo
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LeafingThroughLife
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My Book Outlet Boxing Day haul finally came. I shouldn‘t have done it. But aren‘t they *pretty*? #bookhaul #bookoutlet

Reagan I Am, I Am, I Am though. That book is phenomenal.
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bookishnerd I love Alexandra Fuller! 1mo
LeafingThroughLife @Reagan Maggie O‘Farrell is one of my favorites. I was excited to see this one on sale! 1mo
LeafingThroughLife @bookishnerd Me too. I think I joined the fan club from one of her lesser known books so now I get to go back and read her more well known books! I loved 1mo
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
Mehso-so

What can I say..? Uhmm so it was a good book, I can not dispute that. However I usually like court room books, but this one just had me wanting to skim through some parts (which I can‘t, I need to read everything).
It was a good book just wasn‘t for me.

lele1432 I‘ve heard such good things about this and I own it but haven‘t read it yet. Now I‘m hoping I don‘t end up disappointed lol. 1mo
Curly_Caffeinated_Reader @lele1432 yea I heard a lot of great things too. You might like it tho, just for me it was too much court room drama for my taste. But Ill still rate it as a good book, but the whole law and order vibe just not my cup of tea right now. The story was very good, it left me stuck in the middle rooting for both sides. So who knows 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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KimmyM
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4/5 ⭐ Well written, kept me guessing, and pulled at my heartstrings. In a way, this was so heartbreaking that I almost wish I hadn't read it.
#libraryloot

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ChristinasBookChronicles
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It's a story about a treatment facility that is supposed to be beneficial for those with chronic ailments, autism, and even infertility. Something goes wrong, an explosion. Who is to blame?

I enjoyed how it switches between different points of view with each passing day of the court proceedings to paint a fuller picture of what happened. The characters are not loveable, for the most part, but it helped make them seem more real, human.

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Megabooks
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A soft pick. I think my mom, the Law & Order and John Grisham fanatic, will enjoy this more. I couldn‘t really commit and get into it. Not my jam.

The narration was fine. Not going to be a top pick but certainly a decent job. 3.5⭐️

Cinfhen Hahaha!! I loved it, so your mom obviously has wonderful taste in books 😉 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m just really glad this (me) political science major didn‘t become an attorney because I wouldn‘t have been happy. If I can‘t even get into it in a high-stakes make-believe world, then I would‘ve been doomed! My ex-boyfriend loved mock trial and became an excellent litigator. No for me, though. 😂🤓 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m sure you would have made a fantastic litigator but you choose a more suited path that matches your compassionate soul xxx How are you feeling these days??? 2mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen Suddenly, Monday, I had this huge turnaround. It was crazy. I cooked most of Christmas dinner. I‘m doing my own laundry again. I‘m out of bed for almost 45 minutes at a time, sometimes more! It‘s still painful to put my arms over my head, but I‘m doing a lot better. How‘s Chanukah going??? 🕎😘😘💕 2mo
Cinfhen Weather has turned NASTY so that‘s a bummer but otherwise enjoying a rather quiet week/holiday. Met up with friends from Philly on Tuesday, had a wedding on Wednesday, Chanukah party last night and another friend from Philly is coming to me for the weekend. So glad you‘re feeling better 💚❤️💚May 2020 be the start of bright new beginnings 😘 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m sorry! I, for some reason, think of Israel as having great weather. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ sounds like otherwise you‘re having a good Chanukah! I started reading Flea‘s book based off Barbara and Britt‘s recommendations. It‘s really good. I‘m a casual RHCP fan, but He has a really interesting perspective. I also finished a 4.5⭐️ short story collection. Overall things are pretty good here. It‘s less tense between me and my mom, which is nice. 2mo
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kimalicious
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An unusual subject matter which made this book all the more interesting and enjoyable. Characters you can sympathise with and tragedy for almost all of them. Not your usual 'who dunnit'. Angie Kim has written a real gem of a novel that covers diaspora in the US, family relations, cultural differences and murder.

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Megabooks
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Great audiobook about a trail?? 🏃🏃🏻‍♀️Maybe trial...⚖️ I think someone made a little vowel inversion! #litsyhumor

L_auren Lol! Recently saw Lauren Groff short story Eyewall was Eyeball in the audio chapter listing 2mo
Megabooks @L_auren Nice!! 🤣🤪🤣 2mo
Reviewsbylola I thought this was really good, and I could relate a bit, having an autistic child myself. The parents drove me a little wild. I understand wanting the best for your child, and seeking out every type of therapy that can help them, but on the other hand I really hate the idea that an autistic child needs “fixed”. 2mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola oh wow! I bet this was a complicated unpacking for you. 💕💕 It‘s very well written so far, and it has me guessing still, although I think I have a good idea! 2mo
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Megabooks
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Cindy, didn‘t you say this was one of your favorite #botm of the year? So I guess we‘re doing an unintentional #favoritesswap! You‘re reading one of my top 15 audiobooks and I‘m reading one of your top botm‘s. 😁👍🏻😘📚🎧

Cathythoughts Miracle Creek is soooo good 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I still want to read Miracle Creek! 2mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha!! You‘re the ying to my yang . Hope you enjoy Miracle Creek, Meg 2mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess I'm seeing the author at the Savannah Book Festival in February! Can't wait! 2mo
Megabooks @Cathythoughts I usually don‘t enjoy courtroom dramas on tv, but this book has me riveted! 2mo
Megabooks @erzascarletbookgasm So far, I‘d very much recommend it. 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I am so far! Hope you‘re liking BWT! 👯‍♀️ 2mo
Megabooks @Graciouswarriorprincess Awesome! That sounds really fun! 2mo
Scochrane26 @Graciouswarriorprincess Savannah? Book festival? Maybe I need to take my vacation in February. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Good to know! Been hearing all good things about it. I‘m waiting for the cheaper paperback version to come out. 2mo
Megabooks @erzascarletbookgasm I got this at Book Outlet for $5, but I‘m not sure what it would cost for shipping to you. 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Scochrane26 Check it out online. It‘s always the second weekend of February. This is my third year attending it. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve got my eyes on the paperback preorder already. 👍😘 2mo
Scochrane26 I agree that this book is very good. We read it for book club. I don‘t normally like courtroom drama either, but she does this so well. 2mo
Megabooks @Scochrane26 it is really good! I‘m surprised! 2mo
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Amiable
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My office had its holiday luncheon today and we got to leave early —now it‘s time to relax on the train with my book. Whew. Thank goodness. Those parties involve way too much “people-ing” for an introvert like me. 😖

Mitch Enjoy the solitude 🎅 2mo
Scochrane26 I‘m really not into holiday parties at work. And I hope you like this book, I loved it. (edited) 2mo
Amiable @Scochrane26 It‘s really good so far! About 200 pages in. 2mo
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CBee
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Angie Kim is an incredible writer - this one was a bit of a slow burn, but super compelling. She writes awesome courtroom scenes! I also appreciate her bringing awareness to the struggles that parents of autistic and other special needs kids face every day.
Recommend this highly!

Scochrane26 I don‘t always like courtroom scenes but really liked how she wrote them in this book. My book club agreed. 3mo
CBee @Scochrane26 I agree! They were pretty riveting. 3mo
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alisonrose
Mehso-so

I‘ve never gravitated toward courtroom-drama style thrillers, but interestingly in this book, the courtroom scenes were the most enjoyable. The author did well to make it authentic, and dramatic but not overly so. Also thought the multi POV made sense. But all the different flashback/memory scenes started feeling repetitive by about the last third, & I grew really annoyed w/a few characters. Writing was strong tho, & I liked the conclusion. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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Heard a lot of good things about this one, plus it says “for fans of Celeste Ng” so 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 #nowreading

Cathythoughts Great book 3mo
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Hooked_on_books
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My #LMPBC book has returned home! I enjoyed reading everyone‘s comments from this roller coaster of a book, and the bit above made me snort-laugh. I guess it‘s just us, @suvata ! Thanks for a great round, everyone! @Kaila-ann @Mynameisacolour

Prairiegirl_reading I stayed up late reading MHC when I was a kid. She got me into trouble a few times! 4mo
Erinreadsthebooks Lots of Mary Higgins Clark 🙋‍♀️ 3mo
Mynameisacolour Now I'll have to read least one MHC.. better go find one to throw on the TBR.🤣 3mo
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Kaila-ann
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Well round 6 of #lmpbc is wrap for me. Miracle Creek is on its way back to Hawaii as of yesterday afternoon. Thank you group B for being a wonderful group and for your awesome book picks. This was my first round of #lmpbc but certainly not my last 😉.

suvata 👍🏻 4mo
Hooked_on_books Hooray! This was a great round. I‘m glad you joined in and had a good time. 4mo
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Scochrane26
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“But that was the way life worked. Every human being was the result of a million different factors mixing together......Good things and bad—every friendship and romance formed, every accident, every illness—resulted from the conspiracy of hundreds of little things, in and of themselves inconsequential.”
I stayed up too late & found time to finish this morning. Characters are flawed humans & makes me think of consequences of all my mistakes.

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Scochrane26
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I didn‘t read much last week, so I‘m definitely not going to finish my book club book by tomorrow night. I made a lot of progress though, so I‘ll be almost done. Final total time for the #24b4monday readathon is a few minutes over 11 hours. I finished Dracula, started The daughter of Sherlock Holmes on audio, & read about 180 pages of tagged. More than I thought I would have this weekend. #scarathlon @Clwojick @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick woohoo! 55 points! 4mo
jb72 Good job 🎉🎉🎃 4mo
Andrew65 That‘s a great time! 👏👏👏🥳 (edited) 4mo
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Kaila-ann
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The last book for me for round 6 of #lmpbc- what an interesting experience and this was interesting read. The first part of the book was constant roller coaster ride - some many lies, so many half truths. Do we actually know any of the characters at all? The pace slows some in the last part of the book as the story wraps up but still a heartbreaking story. I thought the ending was very sweet. Overall a good book and good pick for any book club.

Hooked_on_books Hooray! I‘m glad you liked it. I think this was a really good round. 4mo
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MonikaSadowski
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Definitely good read. Book touched difficult problem of rising special needs kids. Some twist and turns and courtroom drama.

Cathythoughts Such a good book 4mo
MonikaSadowski It is :) 4mo
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MelKelsey
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I opened it directly after Whisper Network and was disappointed to be reading another legal thriller. However, I quickly became invested, at least through the first half. The story slowly unwinds, and becomes a little less engaging in the second half. It would be an interesting read for an autism advocate or lifelong caretaker. It could kindle a discussion about the morality of truth telling and the #metoo movement. 3.5⭐

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Jovy
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This was an impressive debut from Angie Kim. A riveting courtroom drama with authentic characters. The mystery will draw you in but it's the powerful, honest portrayal of parenthood, disability care, and immigration that will make you fall. One of my favorite reads this year!

#Booked2019 #newin2019
#LitsyAtoZ letter K
#MMDChallenge A Book About A Topic That Fascinates You

Cathythoughts I used this for my #newin2019 too.... great review ! I agree wholeheartedly 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! I really really need to read this one. 4mo
Blaire @Cathythoughts same! @BarbaraTheBibliophage it‘s one of my favorites this year. 4mo
Cinfhen Such a good book!!!! 4mo
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Kaila-ann
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Look what I‘ve got! I should be able to get started on it this weekend. #lmpbc #round6 #groupb

Mynameisacolour Yay! It's hard to believe this round is already coming to a close! 4mo
Kaila-ann @Mynameisacolour I thought the same thing when I opened it. It‘s been a fun ride. 4mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Mehso-so

So-so rating is definitely a case of it's not you, it's me. This book had some triggers that made it hard to be crazy about. I can see why there is a lot of love out there for it though. Very original and compelling. Lots to comment on and discuss making it a great pick for #lmpbc.
Sending this your way today! @Kaila-ann
@suvata @Hooked_on_books

Kaila-ann I‘ll keep an eye out for it 😍. 4mo
Mynameisacolour @kaila-ann Awesome! It's expected to arrive Friday. 4mo
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pigeonsandcrows
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The last third was not as strong, but still a 4 star read for being so hard to put down for the first 2/3. Part courtroom drama, part a reflection on responsibility versus guilt and other complex moral and emotional topics. It would be a great book club read and sure to generate much discussion!

Scochrane26 My book club is reading this month. I haven‘t started it yet. 4mo
LaurenELovesToRead Intriguing! 4mo
Kaila-ann In the process for reading this one right now for #lmpbc 4mo
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pigeonsandcrows @Kaila-ann What is lmpbc? I'm pretty new to Litsy, and I've seen this hashtag but I'm not sure what it means. 4mo
Kaila-ann @pigeonsandcrows it stands for Litsy markup postal book club and is run by @suvata - sign ups for round 7 just ended but if it‘s your thing, you should definitely keep an eye out for round 8. It‘s a lot of fun. 4mo
ClairesReads Totally agree 4mo
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ClairesReads
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A great, compelling, holiday read, that melds family, medical and courtroom drama together. Lots of great discussion of the complex nature of family dynamics, and how they bend and behave in extreme conditions. Although not overly challenging or original, this was well-written and I was entertained.

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻I thought this a very good book too 4mo
ClairesReads @Cathythoughts thank you 😊 4mo
Blaire Love your mug! 4mo
ClairesReads @Blaire thank you 4mo
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ClairesReads
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Holiday read 🙌🏻

Cathythoughts Really enjoyed this one 4mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Katniss Is keeping me company as I work on finishing up Septembers #lmpbc pick. I will have it In mail to you asap @kaila-ann and let you know when it's on the way!

Kaila-ann What a sweet face 😻! No rush, I‘ve got a couple of books to read ahead of it. 5mo
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DivineDiana
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New PLAYAWAY! 🙂 #blameitonlitsy

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4thhouseontheleft
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I need help narrowing down my Oct audiobook choices for #screamathon! All of these are currently available on Hoopla or Libby. I added some cozies so I don‘t have nightmares all month. 😆

If you have listened to any of these on audio and enjoyed the narrator, let me know!

Most of these also fit the theme for #teamslaughter #scarathon. Yes, I am that person doing two Halloween challenges, because organizing one apparently isn‘t enough. 😂😂

4thhouseontheleft @WanderingBookaneer Thanks!! Moving that one up higher on my audio TBR! 5mo
KatieDid927 Miracle Creek isn‘t Screamathon level imo. It‘s not a thriller, more like a courtroom drama. It‘s also overrated. 5mo
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Suet624 @KatieDid927 I completely agree. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @KatieDid927 @suet624 Thank you!! Crossing it off for Oct. Goodreads has it listed as thriller but I thought it might not be the kind of thriller I am looking for. Although I am a wimp, I rarely read horror 😂, courtroom drama is not what I‘m looking for. 5mo
hes7 I really liked Locked Every Door. Definitely creepy. 5mo
Tiffiney Loved Lock Every Door and Pretty Girls! 5mo
Clwojick The Girl in the Garden was good - though I‘d call it more mystery than horror. And Pretty Girls is ESPECIALLY creepy on audio. It was actually the first audiobook I ever listened to, and loved it! But heads up - it‘s a bit dark. 5mo
Cathythoughts Loved the tagged book 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @hes7 @Tiffiney Thanks! 📚 @Clwojick I have to sprinkle in mystery, I can‘t do a lot of horror at one time, or I end up with nightmares! I‘m a bit of a wimp when it comes to that. 😂 5mo
Tiffiney @4thhouseontheleft I'm the same way! Listening to a rom com (The Unhoneymooners) right now 😊 5mo
Kaila-ann I enjoyed this one when I listened to it on hoopla 5mo
rsteve388 Wow 12 books for the month. Wow! I can ususly only handle 8 that includes audio and physical books. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @rsteve388 I definitely don‘t plan on listening to all of these! I‘ll be lucky if I get through 4, I‘m just trying to narrow it down at the moment. 😃 5mo
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I've had very little time to read this weekend, so it feels good to finally be able to sit down and get back into this book. Currently on page 211.

What are you reading today? #currentlyreading #miraclecreek

Scochrane26 I started Travelers. For sept book club. 5mo
MartinaLove I'm currently reading 5mo
MartinaLove It's very atmospheric for this time of the year. 5mo
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bookladyreads @MartinaLove That it was. It was a well-structured story. 5mo
bookladyreads @MartinaLove Everyone has been reading this one. Seems like most enjoyed it. 5mo
bookladyreads @Scochrane26 Travelers? Who is that by? 5mo
Scochrane26 @bookladyreads Helon Habila is author. Hadn‘t heard of it until my librarian picked it for book club. I‘ve only read part of it because I stopped to read something else. Will finish it this weekend. 5mo
bookladyreads @Scochrane26 Just read the synopsis on Goodreads. WOW! This book sounds really interesting. Can't wait to hear your final thoughts on it. 5mo
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bookladyreads
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I started reading Miracle Creek this morning on the way to work. It pulled me right in. I can't wait to resume reading on the way home after work. Has anyone else read this book? #currentlyreading #miraclecreek

TrishB Yes, enjoyed it 👍🏻 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 5mo
CaitlinR I thought it was brilliant! 5mo
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Scochrane26 Reading it in October for book club. 5mo
bookladyreads @CaitlinR I'm only 77 pages in, but it is written very well. 5mo
bookladyreads @Scochrane26 I hope you all enjoy reading and discussing it. 5mo
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Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this book 👍🏻 5mo
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GirlWellRead
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Kim's writing and originality is what kept me going. While I didn't love it, I genuinely liked it and do feel compelled to point out again what an extraordinary author she is. The mystery aspect was both captivating and thrilling. But it was the characters themselves that were the negative, perhaps that was the point. Even with the unlikeability factor, the actual character study is something to be acknowledged, especially in a debut.

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Mrsgarrisonreads
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⭐️⭐️ I do want to say I appreciate the raw honesty in some of the characters flaws, but at the same time, some of the things they said about autism and disabilities were just….wow. So trigger warnings for that along with death, a child‘s death, suicide, sexual assault, PTSD. There several scenes that felt like they repeated over just from different points of view which I felt was really unnecessary.This book could have been shortened tremendously.

Cathythoughts I found it a page turner & absolutely brilliant!! ( love all the different reviews.. 5mo
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MeganLindell
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️½ • I had a hard time caring about most of the characters which meant I had a hard time getting through this book. I felt that the character development was really uneven. Overall there was an unrealistic amount of lying happening about silly things for how serious of a situation it was. But it perked up a bit at the end. I read an advance reader copy titled Miracle Submarine. Maybe other significant changes were made before final publication?

MelissaSue81 I really didn't like this one either.. For many of the same reasons. I also found the ending to be really unsatisfying.. like of all the people that it COULD have been, I felt it was the worst possible option.
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MeganLindell @MelissaSue81 Yes! I‘m surprised so many people like it. 5mo
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Cathythoughts
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5⭐️The most thought-provoking book this year for me. The metaphor/symbolism of this story .. like taking a dive deep into the psyche -pun intended. To be a carer for your child, to be an immigrant & have your family torn apart. We see the characters under severe pressure, we see their darkest thoughts & acts & they are ashamed , remorseful. exploring the underbelly of feeling- desperation, regret, cruelty, torment ,envy
#Booked2019 #NewIn2019

Cinfhen Gorgeous review!! I loved this book too!! 5mo
batsy I took a Book Riot quiz about what crime/thriller book to read next and this was mine 😁 So many good reviews ... I'm keen to read it! 5mo
Freespirit This sounds great! 5mo
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Ms_T Awesome review ❤️ 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review! So many positive reviews, I am so eager to read it! I‘ve stacked it for a while, waiting for the paperback edition. 5mo
andrew61 Great review. I've seen it mentioned a lot on litsy so will try and find it. 5mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen so very good 👍🏻 5mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘ll look forward to your review! A great read on so many levels 5mo
Cathythoughts @Freespirit it really is .... 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @Ms_T thanks 🙏🏻 praise indeed 😘 5mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s an all rounder 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻♥️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 👍🏻👍🏻I look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there 5mo
youneverarrived I‘m looking forward to reading this even more now 👍 5mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived it‘s a great read 👍🏻 5mo
BarbaraBB Great review. I loved this one too. 5mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks! It‘s so very good 👍🏻 (edited) 5mo
Tamra I checked for the audio and it‘s a lonnnnng wait! 5mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 I really enjoyed this too. 5mo
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Oeguitan
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The entire first 2/3 of the book leaves you guessing who did it, and then the last 1/3 leaves you wondering what's going to happen. How the story unfolds from so many prospects was fantastic. There is only one part that pissed me off, and that is the one crime that someone got away with, although, unfortunately, in our society, it is a realistic outcome...

BarbaraBB You are referring to Matt? 6mo
Oeguitan Sorry for the late response, I just saw it. Yes, I am. 3mo
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Cathythoughts
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I‘m ready to relax after the day ... and after a few failed attempts to start this one ( timing is such a factor) I‘m now hooked on this riveting court room drama .. with good writing on immigration, family , relationships ... a compelling read. I think this will be my #booked2019 - new in 2019 pick. So good 👍🏻

Scochrane26 My library book club is reading this in October. 6mo
Cathythoughts @Scochrane26 I‘d be very interested to hear what your book club thinks 👍🏻😊 6mo
CarolynM Love the new profile pic😘 6mo
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Eggs Wow Cathy love your new hair!!! 6mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM @Eggs thanks ladies 👍🏻. The grey is finally out. What a relief.. no more dye 😃. I‘m free 🤸‍♂️ 6mo
DivineDiana You look so fab! 6mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana thanks! XXX 6mo
Eggs Congratulations on your freedom!! It took me about18 months to grow out the dye. I feel so me🥳 6mo
Cathythoughts @Eggs thanks!! I still have a bit to go , but I‘m really getting there ( in the front 👍🏻- back still a bit patchy) but so glad I decided to lose the dye. It‘s a great feeling 6mo
Oryx Love the hair! I've almost grown out my dye too - just the tiniest bit left - loving having grey hair. 5mo
Cathythoughts @Oryx thanks!! It‘s a great feeling. I‘ve another bit to go too ... but we‘re getting there 👍🏻😊 5mo
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Oryx
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I'm in full holiday mode

Cathythoughts Looks great 👍🏻. I‘m just giving tagged book a go. Enjoy hols 6mo
Oryx @Cathythoughts Thanks! I'm enjoying this book a lot. Hope you like it too! 6mo
keithmalek What's in the glass? 6mo
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squirrelbrain How lovely! ❤️ 6mo
Samwise_Gamgee What a view 6mo
Oryx @keithmalek Scotch (Jura 10 yr). 6mo
keithmalek I thought so. I want some. 6mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ I enjoyed this book 👍🏻 6mo
Crazeedi Very peaceful looking😍 6mo
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Econaghan
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Week 4 check-in

Much better week than last.

Tracked food 4/7 days
Added in more fruits and veggies to my diet. Funny what going back to work and having to eat what you pack can do for a person. 😉

Books 1 total 6/6

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And book goal CRUSHED! 🎉 6mo
Airykah13 Woo woo! Good job! 6mo
Meaw_catlady Yay!!! You‘re doing amazing !! 💕💕💕👏😘😘 6mo
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Floresj
Pickpick

This book allows the reader to play the game of “Who is lying the least to me?” as a legal drama unfolds. Liked the multiple POVs that allowed the reader to piece together the events, choices, and consequences for all involved.

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BarbaraBB
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All the lies! I liked every bit of this legal thriller that pierced my soul at times too- all the mistakes people make by thinking, acting, saying and not saying.

Blaire Me too! One of my fave reads this year. 6mo
Rachel_nyc I knew you‘d like this one! 6mo
BarbaraBB @Rachel_nyc Yes I was sure too! 6mo
Cinfhen Liked this one a lot!! 5mo
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