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The Flatshare
The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met. After a bad breakup, Tiffy Moore needs a place to live. Fast. And cheap. But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as art. Desperation makes her open minded, so she answers an ad for a flatshare. Leon, a night shift worker, will take the apartment during the day, and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends. Hell only ever be there when shes at the office. In fact, theyll never even have to meet. Tiffy and Leon start writing each other notes first about what day is garbage day, and politely establishing what leftovers are up for grabs, and the evergreen question of whether the toilet seat should stay up or down. Even though they are opposites, they soon become friends. And then maybe more. But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible idea...especially if you've never met. What if your roommate is your soul mate? A joyful, quirky romantic comedy, Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is a feel-good novel about finding love in the most unexpected of ways.
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ChasingOm
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This was the final book of my honeymoon TBR and it was SO GOOD. The description doesn‘t give it justice — this book covers some heavy stuff. But it‘s also a book that has two people falling for each other without having ever met, which allows their friendship to develop first and the physical attraction to come later. (This is a romance; these are not spoilers! 😂)

CW: emotional abuse

#WinterGames #TBRRead #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn Awesome! 16pts! 🙌🏻 3d
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LeenReads
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" Remind myself that there is no saving of people--people can only save themselves. The best you can do is help when they're ready.”
― Beth O'Leary, The Flatshare

marleed This was my favorite romcom of 2019. I think it is perfect for adapting to film. 2w
LeenReads @marleed: totally agree with you! 2w
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thea-block
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I was expecting a light romance, but instead I got a multilayered story of two real, complicated people who fall in love through unconventional means. I really liked the premise and the characters‘ journeys. I‘d love to read a sequel, or a book about the friends!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Oryx
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Really liked this one - bargain today #99ponkindle

AnneFindsJoy I loved this one! It was a great audio listen too! 3w
julesG Oh, I liked this very much. 3w
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sammisho
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This book had a sub plot line I was not anticipating ( TW: domestic violence and emotional abuse), sometimes this can come off as insincere in romances, but this read as genuine and relatable. The characters are flawed but loveable. #romantsy

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Sassy_Steph
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Loved this one! What a sweet lovely story! Read it

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yvo_about_books
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I've been trying to eat healthier and decided to try the whole cauliflower rice thing tonight... The result: this mushroom and cauliflower risotto. It actually ended up being surprisingly tasty! 🙈😋

On a bookish note, I'm reading The Flatshare right now and I'm definitely enjoying it so far. I do hate Tilly's behavior towards Justin though! Seriously frustrating. 🤐

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Kaylamburson
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Adorable. A super fun rom-com and audiobook with English accents. Definitely recommend!

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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This is seriously one adorable book, with heavier undertones. Very well done - the audio too. #scarathlon 6pts to #teamslaughter also, #bbrc #growup #newin2019

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Clwojick I loved this one. 1mo
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Sharpeipup
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Trying to stay awake to finish this book.
#readingproblems

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This one caught me completely by surprise. I was expecting an easy romance and instead it had a lot more depth. It hit a little too close to home at times as someone I‘m close to is dealing with the same kind of emotional abuse discussed in the book. I loved the two different POVs and was delighted by Leon & Tiffy‘s notes to each other. In addition to two great main characters, I loved the supporting cast of friends & Leon‘s imprisoned brother.

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Purrfectpages
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I loved the premise of sharing an apartment but never meeting, all the while communicating through notes. But I felt like the stage of them getting to know each other wasn‘t given enough detail, so the build up to their ultimate meeting felt somewhat anticlimactic. The side stories with the brother and the obsessive ex also felt like filler at times. There was potential here, but it didn‘t completely hit the mark in my eyes.

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Michelle505
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Loved this book! Couldn‘t wait to read it and then was sad when it was over. Would be a great movie. Leon and tiffy were adorable together. Hope this author will write more books.

marleed This may have been my favorite rom com of the summer. I‘ll be surprised if it‘s not adapted to film. 2mo
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m_m
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Gotta say it exceeded my expectations.

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Victoriahoperose
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I thought this book was really great. It was unique and fun and the characters were so engrossing. The side stories really moved the story along and it was a quick read with a very satisfying storyline and ending. I definitely recommend this one!

LaurenELovesToRead Exactly, the side stories were the best part! 2mo
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Purrfectpages
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I‘m very picky about British literature, but as the Brits might say, I‘ll give this one a go.

howjessreads I really liked it! 2mo
Purrfectpages @howjessreads Yay! Good to know! 2mo
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Owlizabeth
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So, this is the dumbest premise for a romance, very contrived even after reading the note at the end. That being said, this is a good one. It‘s not a mindless romance - it deals with emotional abuse, the aftermath, PTSD and the problems with the judicial system - all while making me care about a crochet book and gay WWII soldiers. It was a lot, but it worked so well, once it gets going. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 1/2

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cherylmorton
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“...it just makes them compliment me on my ‘proportions‘ a lot. I think what they‘re really saying is ‘Gosh, you‘re big, but without being particularly fat!‘ or, ‘Well done on being tall but not lanky!‘ Or perhaps, ‘You are confusing my gender norms by being very woman-shaped despite the fact that you are the height and width of an average male!‘”

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Allthingsbooks
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Loving this book! Easy, light, fun, and endearing. Just returned from London...makes it that more enjoyable.

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LaurenELovesToRead
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The Flatshare by Beth O‘Leary is an enjoyable and light hearted read. I‘d call it cosy; perfect with a cup of tea, a warm duvet, and not too much distraction. I wouldn‘t call it gripping, and it‘s certainly not a masterpiece, but the storyline is original, and romantic in a more real life way than other rom coms, and their are some of the best side plots you‘ll ever come across (Mr Prior/Johnny White)

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
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relocatedyank
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I did not want this book to end! I wanted more of tiffy and leon. I loved everything about them - it left me with a smile on my face.

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BookofWords
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I cannot day enough wonderful things about this book. I absolutely loved it. It does switch around POVs but that‘s not off putting. Such a great story. And the girl lead is not some push over powder puff. ❤️❤️❤️

marleed I loved it too. I think it could be adapted to screen quite successfully. 3mo
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relocatedyank
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After a recommendation found on #modernmrsdarcy im digging into this one!

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 3mo
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MelKelsey
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A fun listen about two people that share an apartment but have such different schedules that they literally never see each other. They fall in love over a bunch of post-it notes messages. I enjoyed the side story of the brother in prison. Of course, the first time the roommates meet is cliched, but it is a rom-com. The female voice acting really elevated the enjoyment of the novel for me.

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Kimberlone
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I only finished three books in August, unfortunately, but that was largely due to how busy I was during the first half of the month. I do most of my reading on my days off, and for three weeks straight I worked 6/7 days. I did start 4 other books during August that I didn‘t finish, which should give me a a good head start on September.

cajunsyd I have The Death of Mrs Westaway in my to-read stack. Enjoyed it? 3mo
Kimberlone @cajunsyd I enjoyed it but it wasn‘t as spooky as I was expecting a modern “gothic” novel to be. I have her new book on my TBR though 3mo
cajunsyd @Kimberlone 👍🏻 I have that one too! 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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This was...cute. It sort of lost its luster for me once they stopped communicating via Post-it and I found the manner in which Leon‘s chapters were written to be sort of odd. Having said that, it‘s sweet and would probably make a good chick flick. 3⭐️

Cathythoughts That‘s good to hear ... it wouldn‘t be my usual , but I‘m attracted to it. I have on Kindle 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve had this on my TBR. It seems like a good palate cleanser! 3mo
rubyslippersreads Leon‘s chapters reminded me (writing style, not content) of 3mo
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ReadingMeagan
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Enjoyable closed door romance that had a different spin on the usual romance novels that I have read this summer. Very enjoyable!

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Clwojick
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Came across this on Libby, as a “skip-the-line” loan. Since it‘s a shortened loan duration, I‘m starting it immediately. Hopefully I can be a bit more reading in before I crash for the night.

#summersendreadathon

Velvetfur Oohh I have this on my want list, it looks fun! I'll be looking forward to your review 😊 4mo
charl08 Enjoyed this one: London's accommodation situation so bonkers that it is almost believable! 4mo
Kimberlone I just finished this and really enjoyed it!! 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks I just read this this past week and thought it was such a fun concept. 4mo
Clwojick @Velvetfur @charl08 @Kimberlone @TheAromaofBooks It really is such a fun idea! I am absolutely loving it! I‘m not done yet, but 5 stars so far! 🤩 4mo
mdm139 Finished this a couple days ago and loved it. Nice feel good light rom com. But I think it is more of a love story. One of my favorite reads so far this year. 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book - such a fun concept that was executed well. Both main characters were very likable, and it was nice that Tiffy had good friends who weren't just "crazy sidekick" stereotypes. The drama with Tiffy's ex did seem to go a tad overboard, but overall this was a fun read and an excellent debut.

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TheAromaofBooks
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Usually Sunday is my quiet day to organize the upcoming week, but this past Sunday was packed end-to-end, and it's left me feeling off-kilter ever since! A very busy week all around, but sometimes that's just how life is. I've been thoroughly enjoying reading this book whenever I have a second - for some reason it reminds me of Rainbow Rowell's Attachments, and I can't explain why!!

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mdm139
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I only have 5 more days with this book before it is due back at the library, so I started it in the car wash today.

ferskner Hey! I hope my package arrived okay - can you let me know? 4mo
mdm139 @ferskner is it the one with the tea themed book sleeve? I got 2 packages this week with out labels so I was waiting on a response from the other lady to see which was which. Didn‘t want to post the wrong one if it wasn‘t from you. 4mo
ferskner Haha yes! I realized after I commented that I probably didn't put my Litsy handle on the package and forgot a note. Sigh. I'm glad it got there okay! 4mo
mdm139 @ferskner no worries, I have forgotten to label them myself. I will post a pic probably tomorrow. 4mo
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Kimberlone
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Sneaking in a cup of coffee and some reading before I head into the office for a few hours today (Monday is normally my day off).

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Kimberlone
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Evening reading 😊

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Kimberlone
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Got my errands all done early today so now I am settling down to read a bit before I need to finish my chores. I have had this book on hold from #Libby for so long and it‘s finally come it, so I am super excited to start this!

Loving the sun, but it‘s soooo windy right now that I‘ve got goosebumps on my legs!

BibliOHIOphile I heard it was good! I have it on hold, too. 4mo
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KarenUK
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#AyUpAugust
The #pillowtalk in this contemporary romance, is mostly by post-it note, left on the pillow of the bed they share, yet they‘ve never met!
A perfect book to throw in your hand luggage/beach bag, this charming British rom-com is full of really likable characters.
The premise is ridonkulous, but the resulting post-it relationship of the 1st half is cute, and Tiffy and Leon just made me smile on every single page. A fun summer romp. 🧠🍬

squirrelbrain I‘ve been meaning to read this - sounds a perfect fluffy read! 4mo
Cathythoughts I have this on kindle 99p ... 👍🏻💕💕💕 4mo
Cinfhen Sounds delightful 🥰 4mo
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KarenUK @Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain @cinfhen It‘s got all the ingredients to make a great Richard Curtis film! .... an unlikely/unbelievable premise, likable MCs, an array of quirky friends, and just feels very British! (edited) 4mo
Crazeedi It sounds really funny, and I'm not usually into this kind of book, an unlikely but great premise! 4mo
marleed It made me want to watch An affair to remember! 4mo
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erinjohns
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What a gloriously romantic write. The concept sounded rather outlandish to start... but you quickly warm up to the idea. Enjoyed being a fly on the wall seeing it all come together. Delightfully good!!!

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marleed
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It‘s fun to experience a rom-com unfold to its happy ending, and I thought the shared flat scenario for this one was intriguing.
Also, it successfully addresses a serious issue (gaslighting) using a comical perspective. It could help readers who are burdened with this kind of emotional abuse.

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Lydiamansel
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Very cute and well written. Liked that it was told from 2 perspectives

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Lindy
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I‘m glad I didn‘t notice the “new Jojo Moyes” blurb on the cover until after I had finished listening to this, since I felt so-so about the only Moyes I‘ve read, Me Before You. (I‘m romance averse, as you may have noticed.) I really enjoyed O‘Leary‘s jaunty wit and the deft way she handles a serious topic: emotionally abusive relationships. The alternating voices are performed by Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kwaku Fortune in this engaging #audiobook.

KarenUK So glad you enjoyed it... 💕 4mo
Lindy @KarenUK 😊 4mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts I hope your daughter enjoys this as much as I did. 4mo
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TrishB I‘m romance averse too! One Jo Jo Moyes was enough 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
Lindy @TrishB 👯‍♀️ 4mo
Cathythoughts Thanks. I hope she does too 👍🏻.. she likes that genre. like yourself & @TrishB I‘m not into romance novels 4mo
Hooked_on_books Isn‘t it funny how a blurb can sway you? I would be turned off a book seeing a Moyes blurb, too. 4mo
Lindy @Hooked_on_books One of the aspects of audiobooks that I hadn‘t given much thought about is that the cover art has very little effect on whether or not I choose to read it (listen to it). With print, cover art certainly has made a difference for me. (edited) 4mo
Hooked_on_books @Lindy Yeah, that‘s a good point. I hadn‘t thought about that, either. 4mo
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I stop dead in my tracks. Someone behind me walked into me and swears. Stopping abruptly in central London is a heinous crime and immediately gives the people around you permission to kick you.

Hooked_on_books 😂😂 4mo
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Lynnsoprano
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@monalyisha thank you for your #flatshareandsharealike #giveaway. You are so generous.

My recommendation isn‘t exactly cute, but there is a beautiful love story in The Summer Country. Actually two of them.

monalyisha Thanks for entering & for sharing! Good luck to you! 4mo
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AsYouWish
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Thank you so much @monalyisha for hosting this awesome #FlatShareAndShareAlike #giveaway This book sounds amazing!!

For my recommendation I would like to submit Finding Fraser by KC Dyer. It is a super cute read about a woman that goes on the search for her own Jamie Fraser, I loved it!!

monalyisha Thanks for entering & for sharing! 🍀✨ 4mo
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demicaractere
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I really loved the sweet, innocent romance in The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy. For something more recent there's I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella! #FlatshareAndShareAlike

monalyisha Thanks for entering & for sharing! Good luck! 4mo
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Butterfinger
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#FlatshareAndShareAlike is promoting a giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to play @monalyisha

monalyisha Thanks for entering & for sharing! 4mo
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monalyisha
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1. The Flatshare. I'm actually hosting a giveaway of the book (#FlatShareAndShareAlike) but no one's entered! If I still have nobody by Sunday, I might just end it a day early & give it to my friend who's visiting.
2. “Alyish da Feesh.“ 🐟 (I really love/d to swim).
3. Veggie samosas; buffalo cauliflower; calamari.
4. Working on Saturday then attending a friend's bridal shower; visiting with a childhood friend on Sunday.
5. Dos!
#FriYayIntro

Lynnsoprano How could I have forgotten about calamari? Yum!! 4mo
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Lindy
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I‘ve been listening to the tagged audiobook while I pit millions of sour cherries from my garden. Made jam this morning. Currently preparing a big jar of preserved cherries that involves 3 stages: a week in vinegar, a week in sugar, then they are dried. (Side products are cherry vinegar and cherry syrup.)

LibrarianRyan Those three step things sound amazing. I could use a change of taste. I was out with mom and grabbed dinner at sonic because josh needed to eat and I didn‘t have time to cook before he left. OMG mine was so discussing. 🤢🤢 4mo
Lindy @LibrarianRyan Sorry to hear you had a bad meal. Do you have access to fresh sour cherries? If so, I can send you a link to online instructions for what I‘m doing with mine. 🍒 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Lindy I‘ll have to look. We have a farmers market every Saturday and Wednesday right outside work. 4mo
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LibrarianRyan @Lindy thanks. 4mo
Cathythoughts I look forward to your thoughts on the book. I got it for my daughter recently 4mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts I‘m at the 70% mark now. It‘s cute but not cloying. 😊 4mo
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JoyBlue
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (well, July, anyway):

July reading recap: 22 (not including bailed: 4)

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*4-star reads (in order of reading)*

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver (reread)

Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston

The Flatshare, Beth O'Leary

The Lager Queen of Minnesota, J. Ryan Stradal

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JoyBlue *honorable mention (3+ or 4-)*

Righteous (IQ #2), Joe Ide

Lost In a Good Book, Jasper Fforde (reread)

Talking God (Leaphorn & Chee #9), Tony Hillerman (reread)

An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz

Evvie Drake Starts Over, Linda Holmes

The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl #2), Eoin Colfer
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Chelsea.Poole
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So sweet, somewhat fluffy, unexpected, and adorable! I read several reviews that said it is slow in the beginning, so I was prepared going in. I felt the exact same, and also thought about bailing out. I'm glad I kept going because it got really sweet, and more of a page turner later on. I enjoyed this #romance even though I never read this genre. #audiobook #libby #romantsy #librarybook

mom2bugnbee What a lovely cover! 4mo
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CozyJackson
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I read this after seeing great reviews in a fb book club group. It started a little slow for me, I was very close to not continuing on, but with so many people saying they loved it, I had to see what the hype was about. This was definitely a good book, I enjoyed the main storyline and the side story involving the brother. There were certain times that I could not stop reading, but other parts were just ok. In the end, I would recommend this book.

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monalyisha
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#Giveaway alert!

I finished The Flatshare poolside today. Aside from one drip-drop of water from the ends of my chlorinated hair (which landed on the naked cover) & a couple of dog-eared pages, it‘s NEW. It could be yours!

Rules:
1) Share this photo.
2) Tag me & hashtag #FlatshareAndShareAlike.
3) Recommend a recent fiction book with an adorable love story.
4) No Christina Lauren (I‘ve read them).
5) US only (💸).

Winner announced Mon, 8/5/19!

ValerieAndBooks I enjoyed this one! So I‘m not entering. One I recently enjoyed (and will look out for the rest of his books) was 4mo
Butterfinger Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell. 4mo
monalyisha Hi @Butterfinger! Thanks! I love that one! For this to count as an entry, remember to share the photo on your own page & tag me & the hashtag #FlatShareAndShareAlike. 😊 4mo
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