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The Need
The Need | Helen Phillips
From the award-winning author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat, comes a subversive genre-busting thriller about a woman who grapples with the complex dualities of motherhoodjoy and dread, tenderness and anxietyafter confronting a masked intruder in her home. There were footsteps in the other room... So begins The Need, a sharp and haunting exploration of the joys and perils of modern motherhood. Molly is a paleobotanist who spends her days working at a fossil quarry where she sometimes unearths artifacts that defy understanding, including a controversial Bible that has recently attracted gawkers and conspiracy theorists. By night, she cares for her two young childrenfour-year-old Viv and one-year-old Benwhile her musician husband is away on tour. Shes frazzled, sleep-deprived, and it seems the edges of her reality blur more each day. When she hears an intruder in the house, Molly is desperate to keep her children safe. She confronts the figure in the deer maskand discovers that this stranger knows everything about Molly and her family. Molly fears the most sinister motives even as she reluctantly, terrifyingly, acquiesces to the intruders demands. What happens once she learns the true identity of the trespasser is chilling and otherworldy. With tight, gorgeous prose and the urgent pacing of the best psychological thrillers, Helen Phillips unfurls a story that is at once cerebral and transcendent. The Need toggles between Mollys surreal work life and her harrowing home life, excavating deep truths about modern motherhood even as it poses provocative questions about the nature of the universe and the ethics of empathy. The hopes and heartaches of parenthood exposed in these pages, coupled with the gripping sci-fi speculation, makes for a haunting, propulsive, and unforgettable read from an author The New York Times calls breathtaking and wondrous.
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theladygreer
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Read more about the book that RECIPE FOR A PERFECT WIFE author Karma Brown​​ "read in one breathless sitting" on today's #read99women: http://www.greermacallister.com/blog/2020/1/29/read99women-karma-brown

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bookwrm526
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Mehso-so

What...did I just read? I really loved the first half, even after it got weird, the ending just really threw me. It was definitely gripping and engrossing and very visceral, and I can only imagine what it would feel like for mothers.

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LitDrivenGirl
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Goes to library for one hold pickup and a of couple movies... leaves with no movies and 3 books instead 😏😅. I started The Need last night and I wish I could hermit myself away to keep reading it, very engaging from the start. I'm grudgingly reading the Roberts book (eventually) and Emily St. John Mandel recommended Dan Chaon the other day on GR. Coincidentally she has a shout out on The Need too 🤩.

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Blaire
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Mehso-so

Hard to rate. She gets the monotony and exhaustion of early motherhood and how it messes with your mind and identity. She plays with this idea as the suspense builds and she tries to figure out if there is an intruder in her house. Her eventual discovery plays out her own worst fears. Felt like had tons of potential but didn‘t quite get there. #readinoneday #booked2020

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Blaire
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As winter break comes to an end and I enjoy some quiet time alone in the house...ever grateful to not work on mondays...this quote captures how I often feel when arriving to work especially in the early post-maternity leave days. My kids are still pretty bad sleepers so this feeling is still present.

Chrissyreadit Oh! I so relate! Both kids reverse cycled due to nursing and my work schedule. I lost my short term memory and still haven‘t fully regained it 16 years later. 1mo
Blaire Right! My kids are 5 and 7 now, but both still wake in the night and I come into work feeling totally useless. For the first 3 years of my daughter‘s life I really don‘t know how I got anything productive done. 1mo
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This book is why I don‘t make my best of list until the last day. I‘ve never read anything quite like it, and it will resonate with me for a long time. On the one hand it‘s a picture-perfect tone poem of the joys and drudgery of motherhood. (4 year old Viv is an absolute gem). But then it slips into something surreal or perhaps supernatural, and goes places I‘ve never thought about. I‘m not sure where we end up, but I loved the trip.

JenniferP That sounds appealing. On the TBR it goes. 2mo
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lovelybookshelf
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December = A Month of Faves. Today's prompt is Popular Books Worth the Hype. I chose 3 nonfiction (top) and 3 fiction (bottom) titles I had heard a ton about in 2019 and felt lived up to the hype around them. (Well actually, the hype around Nadia Bolz-Weber's book is a whole different story, but I loved it!) All 6 books were published this year. #AMonthofFaves

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Conservio
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Recently heard about this on the #readingenvy #podcast.

In the background is Ember. #petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

ReadingEnvy It sounded good! I want to try it too. 3mo
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AlizaApp
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A woman taking care of her two young children is startled by a familiar but some malevolent intruder. At work looking for plant fossils, she keeps finding mysterious artifacts, like a bible that uses female pronouns for god. This novel was often unsettling in a good way.

Slajaunie I panned it. 3mo
Megabooks Totally agree! I love Helen Phillips! 3mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Next round of Goodreads Choice Awards!

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Jemgirl2014
The Need | Helen Phillips
Bailedbailed

I got up to part two and when I saw where it was going, I bailed. My interest faded away just like that.

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lovelybookshelf
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This was truly unsettling from start to finish. I'm not exactly sure what happened at the end, and I don't really want to entertain the ideas I have. I know there's symbolism packed into the focus on breastfeeding/the let-down reflex, but it felt so heavy-handed and repetitive that I caught myself rolling my eyes. Helen Phillips had me in this character's headspace the whole time, which was downright disturbing. Psychologically a thrilling read.

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Redwritinghood
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Panpan

#nbafiction2019 Did I miss something here? I‘m not sure. This book raised a number of tantalizing and mysterious situations, but then all the MC did was breastfeed her infant son and take care of her toddler daughter. Big wasted opportunity with this one.

readordierachel I don't think you're alone. Have seen a lot of similar responses to this one. I was intrigued but perhaps I'll skip it. 4mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Two of my favorite things: fall drinks and books

https://bookriot.com/2019/10/26/fall-drink-and-book-pairings/

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Avanders
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Mehso-so

2 stars for awesome concept and moments of brilliance. But the execution and the ... story? Not remotely for me. And to be clear, I *am* a mom of a toddler. So I haven't “forgotten,“ I just don't think this hits it. Not for me anyway.

***ETA: After much thought & discussion w/ #RLBookClub members... upgrading to 3 stars. Lots of really smart, impressive stuff here... but some disappointing stuff too.

#screamathon

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Godpants
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Mehso-so

This started out so strongly for me, but overall I don‘t think it worked. I don‘t know who this book is for: moms? Maybe, but it seems too painful for moms, and like not enough substance for anyone else. #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points.

SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
Avanders As a mom, I can say no. It‘s not for us. 😳🤭😉 4mo
Godpants @Avanders LOL! I was thinking maybe some of the sentiments would strike more to a mom, but didn‘t actually think it‘s for moms. 😆 4mo
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Godpants
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The first review I stumbled upon said to go into this one blind, so let‘s get this started! #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point

SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
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rachelsbrittain
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A weird thriller about a paleobotanist, a bible with feminine pronouns, motherhood, identity, & parallel universes. It hooks you immediately with alternating timelines between Molly's daily life at the archeological pit & the moment she realizes there's an intruder in the house. The writing is so immersive it was uncomfortable at times, but that's a testament to the writing. Ending is a bit abrupt, but overall a really weird, entrancing read.

Melismatic Sounds interesting! 4mo
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SitsWithaBook
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Well, this sure starts out creepy!

madamereadsalot1 That sounds so fascinating! Stacked! 4mo
sprainedbrain Oh I just added this one to my tbr! 4mo
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Avanders
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Here‘s my #spookytbr for the #screamathon #screamathonreadingchallenge ... erm, #aspirational ... #veryaspirational ... #letsbehonestillprobablyonlyreadacouple

Plus unpictured audios: Billionaire Blend (mystery) and the tagged ... and an as-yet-unknown #cozybeanbookclub #cbbc selection I‘ll receive... Oh!! And The Silence for #LMPBC!

4thhouseontheleft your hashtags are 😂 😂 5mo
Avanders @4thhouseontheleft 😂😁😘 5mo
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rachelsbrittain
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1. Gideon the Ninth and The Need

2. The Deep by Rivers Solomon

3. Orpheus Girl, Don't Read the Comments, and The Light at the Bottom of the World

#weekendreads

lovelybookshelf I loved Rivers Solomon's first book. Totally need to read The Deep! 5mo
rachelsbrittain @lovelybookshelf Same! It's such a good one, too. And a novella which I didn't realize going into it. 5mo
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shaynarae
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Described as “mom horror,” this book is a story with supernatural elements about a mother‘s paranoia about an intruder in her house and protecting her children while her partner is away. As a childless adult, I found this book powerful and engaging. It was hard to put down!

Cpg I‘m just starting on this one....and why do I want to say “The Weed” when I see the cover??? 😮😬😎 4mo
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KimmyM
The Need | Helen Phillips
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I can't say that I feel like I totally understood this one, but it was a fascinating, propulsive read.

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rachelsbrittain
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*finally* some time to read again and celebrate getting through the first draft of a new book with donuts 😍

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Tiffiney
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Panpan

Such a bizarre read! I know a lot of people loved it. Not my cup of tea though. A lot of hype about the end. I found it strange and confusing.

Redwritinghood Waiting on this from the library, although I probably wouldn‘t read it if not for it making the National Book Award longlist. (edited) 5mo
Tiffiney The good news is that it's a fairly short book! I read it because of all the hype. It's not a terrible book...just a really weird one 😊 5mo
lele1432 It was very bizarre. I liked it but am still unsure what happened in the end lol 5mo
Tiffiney @lele1432 right?!! Confusing to me as well 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
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Thndrstd
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An intense novel about the fears that come with becoming a mother. When Molly is home alone with her two young children, an intruder enters the house and the intruder knows more about Molly and the kids than can be possible. Creepy and terrifying, this is a sharp, tightly written novel about a mother's worst fears for herself and her children.

Megabooks Great review! I loved it too. 5mo
Thndrstd @Megabooks thanks 5mo
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rachelsbrittain
The Need | Helen Phillips
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New library book per a glowing recommendation from @Mollyegutman

Megabooks I loved it! 5mo
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kbuggle
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Mehso-so

What a bizarre fever dream of a novel. This was certainly interesting, but some elements I wish had been more fleshed out, rather just grazed upon with just enough to keep you thinking it was going to be relevant to the story. I went into this on audio with no expectations, and I think if I had known more, I may have held off on reading this one for a bit longer.

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andytbarnes
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@GrilledCheeseSamurai woah that‘s a lot of Litsfluence #sixdigitsamurai ! Congrats and thanks for the opportunity for such a cool giveaway. Fellow littens, follow and enter if you‘re silly and have yet to do so. I tagged a book I gave 5 stars to that I think is probably my favorite that I haven‘t already plugged, so also go read that if you haven‘t!

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Cathyloves2read
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I‘d like to talk about this book. What did it mean to you? I have some ideas..... were there really two? Molly and Mol? Was she delusional from being exhausted? Was she psychotic? At times, I thought maybe she had been in an accident and was in a coma and was dreaming. I was disappointed with the end, because it did not answer my questions. What do you think?

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Jenken1998
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Mehso-so

EH....the writting was superb but the plot and action were less than 🌋. The author captures the portrait of an exhausted working mother of 2 under the age of 5. Molly confronts an intruder in her home and then it kind of goes flat from there. I was confused not understanding if this was a suspense thriller, paranormal thriller or horror piece.. it left a lot of questions. I gave it 3 stars because i did like the words.

cathipink I really enjoyed this book, but definitely had the feeling of 'What did I just read?' when I finished. 6mo
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JacqMac
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Mehso-so

Well, that was weird. Not bad weird. Not great weird. But ok weird. The first 2/3 were great. I really got sucked in. But I finished feeling unfulfilled.
First #24B4Monday and #SummersEndReadathon book done.
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @Clwojick

Clwojick Your time for today is great! Way to go! ♥️ 6mo
SumisBooks Making great time darlin!🤘😆🤘 6mo
Andrew65 A great time, if not a great book. 👏👏👏 6mo
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razmanda
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Currently reading and currently petting.

Eyelit Aw! 😻 6mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱 6mo
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Jenken1998
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All the requests came in.. at once 🙄

rretzler Just happened to me with ebooks - I ended up having to buy one to finish it as I didn‘t finish in time and the wait list was way too long (it was a great book though and worth the purchase) 6mo
JeansBookshelf I hate when that happens. I start panicking 😂 6mo
Crazeedi I've had to return books and ebooks unread when this happens, I guess I shouldn't request so many at a time, maybe this wouldn't happen 6mo
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RealBooks4ever Great selection! 💜 6mo
cathipink This happens to me, despite my best effort to stagger them. Can you time delay your holds in your library's system? 6mo
Jenken1998 @cathipink yes. We can delay but usually i just pick them up and plow through . If i have to send them back before I get to them i just get back in line. 6mo
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Slajaunie
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Panpan

This was a stupid book. The plot was solid but the author did not do it justice. The storytelling was awful.

cathysaid I think “This was a stupid book” should be the tag line for all Pans from now on 🤣 👏🤣 6mo
Slajaunie 😂😂 Thanks @cathysaid 6mo
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Megabooks
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I think this book would be all the more heart-stopping if I were a mother. It‘s a little thriller, a lot sci-fi, a bit horror, all awesome! She‘s one of the few authors I read who writes any of those. If you enjoy Blake Crouch, you‘ll probably like this.

If you‘re a Helen Phillips fan, this is stranger than The Beautiful Bureaucrat, not as weird as her short stories. 4⭐️

#booked2019 #genrebusting
#bfc #bfcr3 #goteam book 9/28

Reagan Excellent review! Stacked. 6mo
lele1432 This seems to be a pretty polarizing read, especially depending on if you have kids or not. I'm glad you liked it as much I did! 😊 I will have to check out some of her other works. 6mo
Megabooks @Reagan-reads Thanks! 6mo
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Megabooks @lele1432 It is! I wouldn‘t try to put myself in the shoes of a young mother (or any mother!) reading this, but the story, though strange, is well thought out and executed, IMO. I like non-world-building sci-fi and horror without torture and dismembering, so she‘s one of those sweet spot authors for me! 6mo
lele1432 That's a really good description! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review! I just saw this on Scribd and now I may go save it. Thanks! ♥️📚👊🏻 6mo
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! I hope you like it. 👍🏻😁 6mo
Cinfhen #stacked but I‘ll be sure to read in the daytime and when I‘m not home alone 😱 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I didn‘t like reading it in the dark, but it‘s a good book! 6mo
Cinfhen Do you recommend the audio??? 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Yes! Great narrator! 6mo
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Megabooks
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1. Yes, normally I listen to audiobooks and watch the sunrise, but today there‘s heavy #rain, lightning, and thunder. The Need is creeping me the F out, so I kept the blinds closed and read a print book.

2. No, not really. I get the most reading done when I‘m the only one in the house, and that happens unpredictably!

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView
#ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen

Cinfhen It‘s meant to #rain here today 😣do u like scary stories??? I‘m too chicken 🐔 6mo
TheSpineView 😊 Happy Tuesday! 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Are you still in the US? I don‘t like scary stories where people are dismembered/tortured, but usually I can do creepy pretty well. I‘ve read Phillips‘s other books, so I kind of knew what to expect, but that still doesn‘t mean I need to read it during a thunderstorm! 😉 6mo
Cinfhen I can do creepy too but nothing sadistic or violent. I can‘t stomach that. Yup, I‘m still here!! Going back last week of August. 6mo
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cathipink
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Doing a little knitting and reading tonight in an attempt to stave off the Sunday Scaries- working on a cardigan and hoping to (maybe?) finish The Need tonight. It's reminding me a *lot* of a movie from last year - I don't want to say which one as it would be a spoiler for both, but I'm curious to see where the book ends up 🙂 #KnittersofLitsy

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Megabooks
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This book is is making me #stop and look #overmyshoulder!! Reading it in the dark at 4:30 AM is totally giving me the creeps. 😱

Definitely a #genrebuster for #booked2019.

#ayupaugust

lele1432 Hahaha it was definitely creepy! 6mo
squirrelbrain Sounds absolutely terrifying! 😱Well done for two prompts in one! 😁👍 6mo
Megabooks @lele1432 Yes!! So creepy!! 6mo
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Megabooks @squirrelbrain Thanks!! 😊😊😊 6mo
Cinfhen The #DoubleDip 🍦🍦well done ❤️ 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen well, I do like my ice cream 😂😂😘 (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen 😂😁🍦❤️ 6mo
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Megabooks
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I‘m still upset and need to do some escaping into fictional worlds. Nothing like three new realities when you don‘t like your own! 😂

ValerieAndBooks Bibliotherapy 💖📚📚! 6mo
Megabooks @ValerieAndBooks Exactly!! 💙 6mo
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Bookboss
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This propulsive story started as a thriller about an young mother alone with her children when an intruder enters the house. It takes a few twists and turns and becomes a book about the demands of motherhood. My children are grown, but I viscerally remember every emotion and experience that Phillips describes about parenting young children. This book defies categorization- thriller, science fiction, literary fiction? It‘s just good.

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UnabridgedPod
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SOME SPOILERS AHEAD!⠀

Have you ever frozen in a quiet home, convinced that you've heard footsteps in another room? or someone creeping in your hallway? You're almost POSITIVE that you're imagining things. But there's always that chance . . .⠀

Helen Phillips's The Need gave me SUCH Dark Matter vibes. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod It was less science centered than Blake Crouch's novel but asked similar questions about how unique each of us really is, what we would do if driven by desperate circumstances to fight for the lives and families we've built. In The Need, Molly is a paleobotanist and mother. In her work life, she is working with her partners both to uncover plant fossils and to puzzle out a set of slightly "off" discoveries. ⬇️ 6mo
UnabridgedPod At her home, she and her husband David--who often has to travel for work--are raising their children, four-year-old Viv and infant Ben. She is also fighting an overwhelming anxiety that causes her to see and hear threats in her home that are PROBABLY imaginary. Probably. ⬇️ 6mo
UnabridgedPod I raced through The Need, completely absorbed by its questions about identity, motherhood, and gratitude, all wrapped in an engaging mystery and a world just on the other side of fantasy. Perfect, weird, suspense novel with an ending that made me flip back to re-read it. 6mo
lele1432 Great review! I was shocked that I hadn't seen anyone else compare this to Dark Mattwr until this review! I enjoyed it as well. It really made me think! 6mo
UnabridgedPod @lele1432 Thanks! I definitely thought those parallels to Dark Matter popped. 😀 6mo
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Mirandareads
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Man this will definitely throw you for a loop!! The Need is an excellent thriller/drama (not sure what to call it exactly 😂) with major Dark Matter undertones. I loved it!

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Branwen
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Library holds came in today! 👍💕 I'm super amused that two of the covers feature rabbits! 😁📚💕 #librarylove #librarybookhaul

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Butterflyamore
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Did you DNF anything in July?

Me & Emma and The Need did not work out for me. I had guessed the big plot twist from Me & Emma very early on and perhaps that‘s what ruined the pull of the story for me. At any rate, I wasn‘t interested in it. The Need (continued ⬇️)

Butterflyamore was such a disappointment for me, as I‘d really been looking forward to it, but I did not care for the writing style or the repetitiveness of certain things (mainly pertaining to breast milk) and I concluded that I was likely to give the book a low rating so it was best to just set aside. I can appreciate the underlying messages both authors aimed to convey but I was not the right reader for either of them. 7mo
TheNerdyProfessor The Need was originally on my list of summer books but other reviews persuaded me to skip it. 7mo
Butterflyamore @TheNerdyProfessor I was so hoping that the lower ratings would be meaningless for me but I guess I agree with them. It‘s too bad. It had such a promising premise. 🙁 7mo
brit91 I loved me and Emma. 7mo
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Twocougs
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I have absolutely no idea what I just read. I don‘t even know what type of genre it is. However, I could not put it down. There‘s so much to say or maybe better to think about. Weirdly all of this makes a weird type of sense. What I do know is the name Molly/Moll has a completely different feeling for me. I‘m guessing, we‘ll see this win some awards.

Nute This is just the type of book that intrigues me - when I have to question what‘s happening and then go all in for deep thinking. I bypassed reading this book when first released, but based on your wonderful review I am reconsidering! 4mo
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lele1432
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I'm not sure what I just read lol. I can see why many didn't like it; it's definitely not for everyone! But some of the humor & observations on motherhood clicked with me; the exhaustion, joy, lack of help at times, the pressure to be "superwoman" which leaves little time or energy for yourself. It also details grief & regret when a child dies. Mix in Dark Matter-esque elements & you have 1 creepy, surreal, mind-bending ride! I'm giving 3.5⭐️s??

lele1432 But I really want to re-read this when I have time. It was a loan about to expire & I think the ending requires more contemplation. I listened on audio & felt the narrator did a really good job. It actually may have enhanced my experienced with the book. She really brought the characters to life, especially the kids. At under 6hrs I'm glad I gave it a shot. #thriller #audio #audiobook #scifi #horror #popsugarreadingchallenge #pop19 #TwoWordTitle (edited) 7mo
Hooked_on_books In the end, do you think Mol killed Molly and took her place? Edit: Ha! I just saw your comment on my post. Never mind! 😂 (edited) 7mo
lele1432 @Hooked_on_books I have no idea!! I saw you post that comment on your review and I think it's a great hypothesis! I honestly wasn't sure if Mol had killed her, was about to kill her, or if she herself had somehow gone back to where she came from. I may get my own copy because I really need to read it again lol. 7mo
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lele1432
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Starting this #Libby loan tonight. A little nervous because reviews are very mixed lol. But I will say I definitely relate to some of the MC's exhaustion being a mother of 2! I also really like this creepy, dark cover. #currentlyreading #audio #audiobook #horror #coverlove

cathipink I think I'm #1 or 2 on the list for the paper book - curious to check it out 🙂 7mo
lele1432 @cathipink I have no idea where it's going, but I like it so far! Kinda creepy, kinda suspenseful, with some mom humor mixed in lol. I think it's worth borrowing! Will be looking to see what you think. 😊 7mo
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Butterflyamore
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Bailedbailed

I‘ve decided to DNF this. It‘s readable but I don‘t like it at all and I don‘t see any reason to push myself through it. It seemed really jumbled initially and while it‘s a bit more coherent now, I don‘t see myself giving this story 3 stars or more. Since I‘m already pretty sure it‘s going to be a low rating for me, I figure I may as well quit now and focus on books that do bring me some sense of enjoyment.

Continued in comments.

Butterflyamore I‘m awfully disappointed, though, because this was one of my top 5 most anticipated new thriller releases for the summer. The premise sounded so good.

Abandoned on page 86.
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mrozzz Also one of my most anticipated! I couldn‘t believe how messy and coy it was. 😟 7mo
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Butterflyamore
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What are you reading now? What are you looking forward to starting soon?

I started and barely put a dent in a lot of things over the last week. I just wasn‘t in the right frame of mind for some of them. I‘m still going to work on finishing them but I‘m definitely looking forward to starting The Need this weekend!

Jeannineth I want to check it out! Looks good 7mo
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