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The Reckless Oath We Made
The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly And Wonderful Things, a propulsive new novel about a Kansas woman who discovers redemption--and love--when she joins forces with a surprising champion in her race to save her broken family. Zee doesn't consider herself anyone's heroine. Almost six-foot with orange hair and a bum hip, most of her waking hours are spent worrying: about never-ending bills, her gullible, beautiful sister, her five-year-old nephew, and her housebound mother. To Gentry, Zee is the ultimate heroine. They first met two years ago, when the voices Gentry hears called him to be Zee's champion. Though they've barely spoken since, Gentry has kept watch, ready to come to her aid as a modern-day-knight in shining armor. Then Zee's sister is taken hostage during a violent escape at the prison where she volunteers. To protect her family, Zee turns to the last person she ever imagined--Gentry. With the authorities no closer to finding her sister, she decides to take matters into her own hands and, with Gentry at her side, sets in motion a series of events that will alter their lives, and those of everyone they love, forever. From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things comes a newly provocative love story between the unlikeliest of people, and a tale of one woman's crooked path to redemption.
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Nevertoobusyforbooks
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"But she was ne a dragon ne a princess. She was a phoenix."

Oh Gentry, you have quickly become one of my favorite fictional characters. This book was amazing. After reading the synopsis, I wasn‘t sure if I could get into the story but I decided to take a chance since I loved "All The Ugly and Wonderful Things.” I‘m so glad I did because this is one of the best books that I have read all year. I would highly recommend it!

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Tex2Flo
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October list
1 chunkster (Schiff)
3 nonfiction
2 historical fiction
3 mystery thriller
5-star: tagged
4 contemporary fiction

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Artsywink
The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
Mehso-so

I was not in love with this book. It was good but not great. It was tiring after awhile reading Gentry‘s old English. The story was complex but I had a hard time rooting for a character.

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Romancegirl
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I just finished this book and it has left me feeling a mixture of emotions. It started with making me feel happy and a little frustrated to ending with complete frustration and the boulder in the stomach type feeling. Bryn Greenwood's writing was addictive and I loved how this book made me feel the whole range of emotions and I can tell already that this story will stick with me for many years to come.

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Rothdell
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Mehso-so

Okay, so I‘ve finished the book and I‘ve come to the conclusion that Gentry > Everybody. He really was a delight to read about and such a beautifully written character, I couldn‘t help but love him. The plot was decent, even though it made me shrug my shoulders in frustration. I do and don‘t like flawed characters, but more importantly, I hate it when it hits so close to home. I guess that‘s a mark of good writing!

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Lisaw13
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Bryn Greenwood is a definite go to author for me now. This book hooked me from the start. I fell in love with Gentry. And even though the MC made bad decisions that annoyed me I was still rooting for it to all work out. This isn't quite as good as her other book All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, but still a definite pick.

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Rothdell
The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood

I believe I finally hit the climax of the story and man, I‘m really in between with whether or not I liked it... Page 334 out of 448.

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Mowen036
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Bryn Greenwood does it again! Taking 2 unlikely characters and sharing their story. !!!! I wish I was clever enough to write in medieval language or even talk in it! i would so write this review like how Gentry talks.

I love Gentry and how he wants to be Lady Zee‘s champion. You really not only fall in love with Gentry but watch Zee and him fall in love. 😍

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Lisaw13
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Enjoying this read. I'm only a quarter of the way through so I'm not sure if it compares to All the Ugly and Wonderful Things yet, but Bryn Greenwood is fast becoming a go to author.

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Rothdell
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Ever since I read The Haunted Bookshop, I needed to re-up on my local second-hand store! And here is my beautiful haul! Couldn‘t be happier and so excited to read all of these lovely books

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Rothdell
The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood

Feeling better and reading again! I love the constant shifts in characters perspectives !

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Chelsea.Poole
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I kissed this book when it arrived at the library. Turns out it was an appropriate response because I ended up loving this one as much as All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. I went in blind and was so pleasantly surprised by the characters. I read the book but also listened to the #audiobook mostly which enhanced Gentry's Middle English. It felt clunky to read but when spoken aloud was actually quite lovely. Definitely recommended 🌟

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RoxyWilde
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Read and chill with my ❤️

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Copwithabook
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Oh god my heart! I love Greenwood‘s ability to make unlikely couples and then make you want to root for them. Zee is a fantastic main character, and I will always, always!, love Gentry!

Nute Agreed! 2mo
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cherylmorton
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This one gave me a lot to think about...No one else is writing the stories Bryn Greenwood is writing, and they are never easy. Both unsettling and fascinating, in the end I really enjoyed this read.

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Copwithabook
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Tucking in to my latest #bookofthemonth book. Y‘all so far it‘s lusciously good.

rather_be_reading its stangely good 3mo
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Rothdell
The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood

Was really excited to start this new book but I‘m sick as a dog and can‘t muster the will to do anything but sleep eat and shower/bath.

Beatlefan129 Feel better soon! 3mo
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thebluestocking
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This is a very unique book and one of the best I‘ve read all year. While it was frustrating to watch the characters make repeated bad decisions and some of the action was a little unbelievable, it made sense in the context of the book. I was here for all of it. Zee and Gentry are characters that will stick with me for a long time. #botm

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MaceyT15
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Bryn Greenwood does it again!!

A love story no one could predict with an equal amount of drama and suspense built in. I just simply could not put this book down. And I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed being thrust into the knights and knaves and tales of chivalry. The Middle English took some time to adjust, but it was well worth it!

Megabooks Totally agree!! 3mo
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TorieStorieS
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This was one of the August #BOTM choices, & I unfortunately already hit my three choices...rather than wait to get it next month, I pre-ordered the audio version & I‘m so glad that I did! I loved this book!! The characters all come to life & while I know this has gotten some mixed reviews, I wonder if the solid audio performance smoothed out some of those issues for me! This was my first experience with the author- but not my last! #AudioColoring

k.reads.5 Glad you enjoyed this one! I really loved All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. 3mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 I recently picked up a copy and I am looking forward to reading it!! 3mo
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thebluestocking
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I love this #bookdedication. 💙

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Chelsea.Poole
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Ahhhhh!!! So excited!! Please, universe, send me the time to read all of these beauties 😍😍😍 #libraryhaul #bookhaul #tbr

Buechersuechtling 😁 This feeling I know it so well – so you have all my sympathy. ❤️🧡💛 3mo
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GirlWellRead
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Mehso-so

While this book didn't immediately suck me in, I did push through it in order to be able to objectively review it. After giving it much thought, I just don't think the book was for me and was mildly disappointed. Perhaps Greenwood should have abandoned the whole romance aspect, as well as Gentry's reenactments, and focused more on the mystery. She is clearly a talented writer, and for that reason, I will read All the Ugly and Wonderful Things.

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heyitsMacall
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Wow! It‘s like a D&D adventure and real life adventure in one! Of course the characters make the story as in all the ugly and wonderful things. I loved it! I think everyone should read it but I also want to keep it to myself.

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rather_be_reading
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Now that is what I call good mail! Happy Pub Day @bryngreenwood 👏👏

Rothdell I picked this one as my Book of the Month! I‘m looking forward to what you have to say about it 3mo
rather_be_reading @Rothdell actually i already it bc i had an arc frm netgalley. u can see my review in an earlier post 3mo
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SiriuslyWeasley
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*Edit: Beautiful story, I loved every word!! Bryn Greenwood has an incredible talent for creating complex misfits that steal my heart. This is the best book I've read this year!*

I have been anxiously awaiting this new title from the incredibly talented Bryn Greenwood. I'm so excited it's finally here...I can't wait to dive in!! 😊

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swishandflick
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Oof, I don't even know where to start. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things was by far my favorite book in 2016 so the bar was set *extremely* high, and sadly, as much as it physically pains me to say it, I didn't enjoy this at all. Gentry's whole medieval speech angle felt forced, tedious, and exhausting. I feel like I just got caught in the crosshairs of a drive-by Renaissance fair. This will be a love it or hate it book, for sure #BOTM #WTF

Cinfhen Hahahaha!!! Perfect review 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
vivastory "the cross-hairs of a drive by Renaissance fair" surely deserves an award for best line in a review ?? 3mo
Megabooks I completely disagree but wonderful review! 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly Unstacked! 3mo
Cinfhen I think you‘re either gonna love the character of Gentry or hate it! I thought he was wayyyyyyy too gimmicky and reading through his dialogue was annoying @Megabooks @swishandflick also given how popular and fantastic her debut was, this book was too far off the mark for me🥺I‘d still try another by her but this book (for me) was disappointing #KeepingItReal 3mo
swishandflick @Cinfhen Agreed! Although All the Ugly and Wonderful Things wasn't her debut, she has two other lesser-known books! 3mo
Cinfhen Oh, thanks for sharing!! Are her other books good?? 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I liked it much more than Ugly Wonderful, mainly because of the lack of creepy pedophilia vibes! 3mo
swishandflick @Megabooks I can totally get that. I personally felt the opposite despite it being controversial. To each their own! Curious to continue seeing reviews for this book, bc I definitely feel like Gentry as a character will be polarizing. (edited) 3mo
swishandflick @Cinfhen I read Lie Lay Lain a while back and really enjoyed it though I couldn't tell you details. Haha. I haven't read her other one yet, but I have it on my shelf somewhere so it may be time to dig it up 😄 3mo
Cinfhen Both her other books sound intriguing and I feel like I see a bit of a theme / quirky characters & kidnappings 🤪 3mo
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Bookish_B
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I enjoyed this. If I‘m going to trust anyone to bring two unlikely characters together- one of them who speaks Medieval English- it‘s gonna be Bryn Greenwood. Do I think the Medieval English is going to be a problem for some? Sure. Did it bother me? Nope. I did get a little restless somewhere in the middle of this but as I said, overall, I enjoyed it.

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TheNerdyProfessor
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Mehso-so

I eagerly awaited the release of this book, and was so glad BOTM chose this as part of their selection. I did enjoy the storyline, but I found this book to be lacking in depth and darkness (compared to her prior novel). Also, the use of Olde English added to the authenticity of the storytelling, but I found those chapters where it was heavily used to be my least favorite. Five stars for creativity, but only a so-so on depth and delivery.

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erinreads
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Sorry not sorry for yet another picture of the back of my cat‘s head today, but he‘s literally holding my foot as he sleeps and I can‘t even with this cat! 😻 Moving into our new house has been so good for him and us. He‘s having the time of his life with all of the space and he‘s become more affectionate, so turns out we just have a really sweet cat. 💕 #damnfinecooper #catsoflitsy

Tamra 👏🏾 3mo
DGRachel How sweet! 3mo
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Lauren.Archer
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The Reckless Oath We Made is by far the best book I have read this year and Bryn Greenwood takes the crown as my new favorite author. When I first read All the Ugly and Wonderful Things I was taken aback about how good this was, and there was no sophomore slump for this book.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/08/18/the-reckless-oath-we-made-book-review/

erinreads More than halfway through this and loving it too! 3mo
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erinreads
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Sunday morning done right. My reading companion is more preoccupied with his birds outside, but it all works out because he didn‘t try to drink the milk in my cereal or sit on my book, so win win win for everyone. #damnfinecooper #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😹❤️ 3mo
emz711 Is that cookie crisp! 3mo
erinreads @emz711 It is! I‘m giving up adulting for awhile. 😂 3mo
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JSW I love everything about this post. Every. Thing. 3mo
erinreads @JSW 💕💕 Not a bad way to start the day. 3mo
kspenmoll What a good pet! 3mo
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swishandflick
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I do so love when an opening paragraph immediately grabs your attention! #BOTM

Avanders Sounds rough.. 😬 Also, love your profile pic! 😍😘 3mo
Megabooks Loved this book! 💜 3mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! Wow - that does pack a punch 3mo
swishandflick @Avanders Thank you! 🤗 3mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Just got home from vacation, going to spend my last few hrs before I have to work tomorrow reading this one.

Megabooks I loved it! 3mo
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j9brown
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Mehso-so

Oh boy. I have a feeling this is going to be a big unpopular opinion about this book, because it is very emotional. Slaps you right in the feelings quite a bit.
But I just couldn't buy Gentry. I felt like the author just took some convenient bits of autism and some romantic ideas about schitzophrenia and mashed them into this unrealistic character. Please correct me if I'm wrong! I'm not and expert and I wanted to love this book! ⬇️⬇️⬇️

j9brown But I just don't think autism or schitzophrenia work that way, and it's important to portray these things with accuracy.
I also didn't love how it switched POVs but each one was in first person.
I recommend this book anyway, it's very emotional, good story, good characters overall. Maybe it just isn't my thing.
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KatieDid927 Oh very interesting. I got it as an add-on, but this doesn‘t diminish my interest in reading it. A thoughtful review! 3mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 It's still definitely worth reading and lots of people are going to love it. My sister gets very worked up about unrealistic portrayals of autism and I guess it's rubbed off on me! Atypical on Netflix is the only one she's ever approved of. 3mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown I figured it might hit a little close to home. 3mo
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irre
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Love reading on the beach. Another great book by Bryn Greenwood.

Megabooks I agree!! Nice view! 3mo
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Megabooks
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So glad this was my #BOTM selection! Greenwood has a knack for an unconventional love story without making it a typical romance novel. All the characters were vivid and the plot meticulously executed. I enjoyed each of the multiple perspectives!

An anachronistic knight becomes the champion of a woman who has fallen on hard times. Her sister has been taken hostage by a bunch of escaped convicts. It‘s a story of family ties and chivalry. 5⭐️

sudi Great review 👍 3mo
Megabooks @sudi Thanks! ☺️ 3mo
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AmyG I got this book and I am happy to hear how good it is. 3mo
Megabooks @AmyG I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
k.reads.5 Great review! I have my eye on this one since I loved All the Ugly and Wonderful Things! 3mo
Megabooks @k.reads.5 Thanks! I hope you like it! 3mo
rather_be_reading unconventional for sure! 3mo
Megabooks @rather_be_reading Definitely, but I really liked it! 3mo
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Maude
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I loved this book, it was rather unique and very good!! I won it in a #goodreadsgiveaway and will definitely get more books by this author :)

BookwormM Love the armadillo 3mo
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QuietMornings
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Ordered this BOTM (mostly because @Liberty chose it)... but does it have any of the Lolita vibes of All the Ugly & Wonderful Things?

Megabooks Not so far at pg 80-something 3mo
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rethier1
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August #BOTM haul! Got a big carried away, considering I still have quite a #backlog 🤷🏻‍♀️ I admit it - I have a problem! 📚💚 #addicted #toomanybookstoolittletime

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TheLibrarian
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Round 1 of August #BOTM and just in time for vacation. I‘m beyond excited for the tagged book because All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is one of my all time favorite books.

Also plan to see Angie Cruz speak soon!

Branwen I got the same three books! They all look amazing! 😍 4mo
Crazeedi Have a great vacation!! 4mo
TheLibrarian @Branwen I may have gotten 3 others... whoops
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TheLibrarian @Crazeedi Thank you!! Hoping to get in some good reading time at the beach but I will have to socialize more than I'd like due to it being a family vacation. 3mo
Branwen @TheLibrarian Hahahaha! Good for you! That's awesome! 3mo
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sherri
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Oooooh! Book of the Month arrived!! I had some extra credits. 📚

#bookofthemonth

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BookPixie
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I received my August #botm pick in the mail today 😁

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TheNerdyProfessor
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Book Mail 😍

I'm seriously growing concerned about my growing TBR pile. It's overwhelming and yet they are all so beautiful.

Does it count as hoarding if it's books? 🤔

Amor4Libros I was late to a dinner last night finishing Leaving the Witness 😂 4mo
wanderinglynn Nope, doesn't count as hoarding. 😉 4mo
Lovesbooks87 Nope! That's what I keep telling myself! 4mo
reluctantangeleno I have that ellie too! And definitely doesn't count as hoarding when the books bring you joy ❤ 4mo
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Jilly6183
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Here are my picks for #botm ! Which did you choose?

Reviewsbylola I got the top two and then a nf add on as well. 4mo
Jilly6183 @Reviewsbylola Which nf did you get? 4mo
essayareayaitch I went with the romance. Though I was leaning towards skip since my TBR pile is really really large, and I've got many library books heading my way soon 4mo
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EKonrad I snapped up the Ruth Ware title. Loved the choices this month! 😊 4mo
The_Heeler_Booklife Turn of the Key and Well Met. I have an arc for The Whisper Man and House of Salt and Sorrows. And I‘m reading The Downstairs Girl (ya BOTM). 4mo
Jilly6183 @essayareayaitch my pile is crazy, too, but I just can‘t resist! I‘m proud of myself on the rare months I don‘t get an add on 😂 4mo
Jilly6183 @EKonrad I almost got the Ruth ware one. I was torn between that and The Whisper Man. Let me know how it is! 4mo
Jilly6183 @Reviewsbylola Im about two-thirds of the way through On The Clock now and it is EXCELLENT 4mo
EKonrad @Jilly6183 Will do! 👍🏼 4mo
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Liberty
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It‘s the first of the month - that means it‘s time for new Book of the Month selections! My judge pick this month is THE RECKLESS OATH WE MADE by @bryngreenwood (who won the inaugural BOTM Book of the Year prize with ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS a few years ago!) This new novel is so imaginative yet realistic, and filled with heart-squeezing situations and characters. (📸 by BOTM)

Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Coleen Can‘t wait for this one! 4mo
Megabooks That was my pick! 4mo
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Suet624 So glad she has a new one. 4mo
Reviewsbylola Can‘t wait to read this!! 4mo
swishandflick I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this! 👏🏽 4mo
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britt_reads
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I can't wait for these to arrive!

#botm

Sweettartlaura 🙋🏻‍♀️Same! 4mo
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thebluestocking
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I went with this one for my August #botm pick. It sounds super original.

Megabooks I picked the same one! 4mo
Reviewsbylola I picked this one too, plus two others. 4mo
Rachel_nyc I‘m having a really hard time deciding this month! This one looks good but I‘m leaning towards The Whisper Man and/or Dominicana. Decisions decisions... 4mo
irre I picked the same. 4mo
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mrsthilkey
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I had three credits to use up since I don't need two #botm accounts anymore.
I'm really excited about these!! 😍 What did you choose for August?

Sace I picked the same one! Plus I added one. 4mo
Reviewsbylola All the Ugly is SO good! 4mo
mrsthilkey @Reviewsbylola I avoided it forever b/c of the hype, but it seems to have stood the test of time! I'm excited for both of hers. 4mo
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Gryffleclaw95
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My August #BOTM!

What were your picks?

The_Heeler_Booklife Turn of the Key and Well Met. 4mo
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