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The Secret History
The Secret History | Donna Tartt
Donna Tartt,winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizefor hermost recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become acontemporary classic.Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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rachelm
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Kiddo is sick, so it‘s a lazy day here. Tea and audiobook while we have cuddle time.

This is a relisten for me. I love this book!

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AutumnRLS
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Never read it before. I hear I'm in for a treat! #allthebooks

ljuliel 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5d
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Bindrosbookshelf
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What did you read in November? Have you read any of the above?

I clearly went on a bit of Sailor Moon kick but also read some other excellent things and managed 3 books over 500 pages and to read both my poetry book of the month and the classics for bookclub for two consecutive months (Dracula and the Secret History).
#readingrecap #monthlywrapup #novemberreads

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NovelGirl82
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Yay for the ThriftBooks app!!! #bookmail

KarenUK The Secret History is my all time favorite! 🤗😍💕📚 2w
NovelGirl82 @KarenUK I‘ve never read it, but I‘ve had it recommended to me so many times that I had to get it! 2w
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BilboBookends
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“I suppose at one time in my life I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell.”

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Hoopiefoot
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I might never go outside again.

Tamra Love your rug! 4w
JaneyWaneyB Don't it's too people-ly out there 😂 4w
JacqMac I was outside yesterday. It‘s awful. lol 4w
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i feel the same way, nothing good going on out there, would way rather be inside with my books, tea, tv, & pup 4w
Hoopiefoot @Tamra Thanks! I do too 😊 4w
Hoopiefoot @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @JaneyWaneyB @JacqMac I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who feels this way! 4w
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Hoopiefoot
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Weekend reread in honor of my college Classics professor who recently passed away. She was brilliant and wacky and passionate and unforgettable. 💔

Pruzy That‘s the dream to have had a prof like that. 4w
Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ I have a few English professors that made a lasting impact on me too. 4w
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TheKidUpstairs
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1. Anything set in an east coast college town is perpetually November-ish, eh?
2. I had a lovely post-baby shower thrown by my library co-workers
3. Dinner out at a local restaurant that closes soon for the winter.
4. 6, I think?
5. 👍

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

Hoopiefoot Yes! I‘m thinking I might need to do a Secret History reread this weekend. Love that book 1mo
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KarenUK
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#friyayintro @howjessreads
1. 👍 College-set books with a creepy edge make me feel fall like....🍁🍂
2. My Dad arrived from the UK for a month...
3. Grilling out... I have some artisan Cumin Cashew butter that I got at Borough market in London, that I‘m going to make some kinda chicken thigh satay thing with!
4. 2... one in London, one in South Africa...
5. 😊💕👍

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Branwen
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Changed up my location for a bit! Snuggled up in bed with books, kitties, and snacks! It's supposed to be very cold and snowy later today and into tommorrow! Brrr! ❄🌬 I'm really enjoying all this reading today! Happy Sunday, littens! 💕📚

#mrbookoneinamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday @MrBook @Clwojick @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @TheReadingMermaid @Alisnazzy @jb72

jb72 We were supposed to get snow Tuesday but hopefully that changes. 1mo
Branwen @jb72 I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! 😁🤞 1mo
ljuliel You‘ve got a humdinger of a good book to read ! 1mo
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Branwen @ljuliel Yes! It's one of my favorites! I remember reading it a few years ago and just totally falling in love with it! 😍 1mo
MrBook Ohhh, SH!!! I need to reeeaad this!!! 1mo
Branwen @MrBook Yes! You really do! It's been ages since I read it but this reread has me falling in love all over again! It's perfection! 😍📚💕 1mo
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Naj
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Panpan

Quarter of the way through, I was sure this book would become an all time favorite and I wouldn't be able to stop thinking about it. It was broody, atmospheric, a little mysterious. And then things went downhill. There were hundreds of pages with people just drinking, smoking, rambling about stuff which had nothing to do with anything. All the mystery and atmosphere gave way to utter tediousness and boredom. I hate to do this but it's 2/5 🌟

Balibee146 I gave it a so so at the time felt I was bring generous. Will need to try a re read but I think I'll be in 100% agreement 👍 1mo
Naj @Balibee146 It's hard to find people who don't absolutely love this. It started out gloriously and had so much potential, but it got progressively hard to read or even care about what was happening after the halfway mark. I do get all the aesthetic sets for this on tumblr though. It's the most aesthetically pleasing books I've ever read. Too bad there wasn't much in terms of anything else. 1mo
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Branwen
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My Book of the Month box arrived yesterday! 🎉📚💕 I'm really excited for my choices, I love Jojo Moyes and Kiersten White! But I'm especially happy to finally have a copy of The Secret History as it's ine if my absolute favorites! 😍 What did you littens choose this month? #bookmail #bookhaul #botm

juls29 I got The Guinevere Deception! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on it! 1mo
Branwen @juls29 Yes, same here! I am such a fan if her work! 1mo
juls29 @Branwen can‘t say I‘ve read anything by her, but for a fantasy lover like me King Arthur is sure to deliver! 1mo
sprainedbrain Instead of continuing to wait for my library hold, I caved and got 1mo
Branwen @sprainedbrain Niiiiiiice! Great choice! I'm still in kind of a book coma over that one! I really loved it! 💕📚 1mo
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Billypar
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#sorry #MOvember

Self-explanatory I think...☺

@Cinfhen

vivastory Ha! 👍 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 1mo
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GatheringBooks
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KarenUK My all time favorite 💕 1mo
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KarenUK
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I so enjoyed building my stack last weekend, that I‘ve decided to make it a weekly thing.... #SundayStack
This week it‘s #adozenfavorites .... tried to narrow it to ten but just couldn‘t!
Feel free to tag me and #showmeyourstack 😊

Rissreads There are some fantastic books in your stack! 1mo
MelissaSue81 I have read The Book Thief and just finished Station Eleven (so good!). I have a few of the others in your stack on my TBR. 1mo
Reagan You have a couple of my favourites in there! 1mo
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Cathythoughts
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#wondrouswednesday

Not too sure ..around Springtime 2017 🤔
A Bookclub member
More times a million ... I was searching everywhere for books .... Litsy had/has the answers
Crime / literary fiction / ( reading The Wych Elm - Tana French - now ... a perfect combination )
@Cinfhen ♥️ always liked my posts , encouraged me & brought me in , showed me the ropes @TrishB @batsy & my first Litsy book gift & friend ♥️ @erzascarletbookgasm

Balibee146 great book tag choice for these prompts 💪💪
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Cathythoughts @Balibee146 thanks!! And what a great book ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Balibee146 @cathythoughts I have it as a so so....I remember exactly when I read it....snowed in between Xmas and New Year and wasn't enjoyable.....it may have been me / just not the right time....I think I will re read soon xx 2mo
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Cinfhen I feel like you were ALWAYS on Litsy, Cathy!! I can‘t remember a time without you 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks for your lovely comment !! I really appreciate all you have done .... here‘s to more bookish fun & contact 😘😘😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 I need to reread too ... I think it would be an interesting reread .... could go anyway 🤷🏻‍♀️for both of us 😉😆 2mo
TrishB What @Cinfhen said! Always been a book friend ♥️ 2mo
Balibee146 🎯🎲 2mo
Eggs Agree w @TrishB and @Cinfhen — it‘s not Litsy without @Cathythoughts ❤️❤️ 2mo
batsy I'm so glad to have "met" you on Litsy and for our bookish friendship ❤️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m happy and grateful to have known some wonderful Litten book friends! ❤️😘 2mo
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm I second that! 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @Eggs @Cinfhen @Balibee146 thanks all for your comments ... and to all book friends ... thanks ! Onwards & upwards we go 👍🏻♥️📚 2mo
LeahBergen I can‘t remember a time without you, either! 😘😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen thanks Leah 😘that‘s very kind X 2mo
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Amoon
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After finishing The Goldfinch, this book was not disappointing. This book takes the reader into the hidden world of a classic‘s teacher small group of students at a small College in New England. Opening with a death and then back tracking to the events that led to the death. Reminded me of Crime and Punishment because you could experience all of the fears the students loved with and how it affected their lives. There is a period of seeming utopia.

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EadieB
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Day 19 - #FavoriteFallRead

What‘s more perfect to read for fall than a book about students at elite New England prep school? A book where those students become embroiled in a dark conflict of cult-like obsessions, secrets, and murder. Though author Tartt‘s novel The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2014, The Secret History has a much stronger following. Pick up this chilling campus novel and learn what the hype is all about.

KathyWheeler I liked this book, but I was bored to tears by The Goldfinch. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍁🍂 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KathyWheeler I haven‘t read this one, but I agree with your opinion of The Goldfinch 😲 2mo
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ChasingOm
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Starting this birthday off right!

All my bookish podcasts and the bookstagram accounts I follow have been bringing this book up recently, so I found myself a copy and moved it up my TBR. I‘m counting on you to start my 36th year in books off right, Donna Tartt!

Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎈🎂 2mo
ValerieAndBooks I recently read this and loved it. Happy birthday! 2mo
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 2mo
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎊🎁🎉🎈 🎂🥳📖😋 2mo
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GrahamBarnesy
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Took me forever to finally get to it, but totally worth it!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
AmyRebecca I've been meaning to read this! Glad you enjoyed it. 2mo
thegreensofa Welcome to Litsy! 👏🏻📚💚 2mo
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 2mo
Jason7 Great book 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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Pickpick

I loved this! Even though we know from the very beginning who was killed and by whom, this novel set at a small and remote liberal arts college still manages to create foreboding and suspense throughout. These college students, “friends” with each other, were not at all endearing. But young people, even college kids, don‘t always make good choices in friendships or actions (hopefully not leading to murder IRL). Highly recommend!

#1001Books

Hoopiefoot I love this book. Just picked up another copy for a fall reread! 2mo
Suet624 Still on my TBR pile. Grr... 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks @Hoopiefoot 👍!! I feel like fall or winter is a good time to be reading this one. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @Suet624 hey, it takes place in Vermont 😉. It was in my TBR for a very long time too; should have picked it up earlier!! 2mo
Suet624 Oh really? Vermont? Well that little piece of information might have just moved it up nearer to the top of the pile! 2mo
batsy Love the book, love your pic :) That hefty anthology of Greek poetry looks very interesting! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @batsy it‘s a nice volume that I dip into now and then! 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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The writing and storytelling of this is great, but I keep having this nagging feeling it‘s reminding me of another author. But who? Not that Tartt is trying to imitate anyone, if that makes sense. It‘s driving me crazy. I keep glancing up at my books hoping it‘ll come to me.

(Popcorn with truffle salt...yum!)

Billypar According to the review I posted after I read it in 2017, it reminded me of Dickens or Fitzgerald because of the naive protagonist meeting these strong characters. I loved the way she would have Richard catch these glimpses of cryptic interactions that he is forced to try and interpret. It was modern in some ways, but felt like an older novel in others. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @billypar Great analysis! Yes, I think you‘ve helped pinpoint my thoughts in your last sentence, especially that it “felt like an older novel”. It has that narrative style. And (spoiler below) 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @billypar and yes on naive Richard and cryptic interpretations. Right now I‘m at the part where he‘s puzzling over the phone call about the tickets to Argentina. (edited) 2mo
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Billypar Ah, you're still pretty early: I'm jealous for everything you have in store 😀 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @Billypar hoping to have more time to read tomorrow 🤩! 2mo
Tanisha_A This is sooo high on my list. I have only read The Goldfinch by her, and I loved it. 2mo
BekaReid Yes, I love Donna Tartt's writing, and this is my favorite of hers!! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @Tanisha_A I have The Goldfinch in my TBR so I‘ll be sure to get to that too! But maybe I should space it out, as she has written only three novels. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @BekaReid My first read by her! Looking forward to the others. 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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Sunday morning PJs, coffee, and this. So far, totally pulled into the story! @Liberty ‘s recent #litsy post about this convinced me to finally get it out of the TBR.

Also, #1001Books

Liberty ❤️📚☠️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Love this one. Time for a reread ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Liberty
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“It is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially.” I was 16 when I first read The Secret History, and it mesmerized me. Here was this lush, sinister novel filled with drugs and sex and murder and love, all being perpetrated by six humans not much older than me, who had recently achieved their freedom from their homes. (Cont. below in six comments)

Liberty And Donna Tartt made being a conflicted new-adult seem so sexy and interesting. I couldn‘t wait until I had conflicted new-adult problems! SPOILER: My new-adult problems were never this sexy or interesting. Nor have I murdered anyone. (Like I‘d admit it anyway.) (cont.) 3mo
Liberty As I was saying, I was 16 when I first read The Secret History. It was 1992, the year it came out. And I have reread it every year since then. (That‘s 27 times now for those of you playing along at home.) (cont.) 3mo
Liberty Why? Well, first because it was my favorite book as a teenager, and then because it‘s fascinating to see what you pick up on that you may have missed, and also what your brain focuses on at different times in your life. (Cont.) 3mo
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Liberty And because rereading is comforting. You lose things and pets and people, but books never go away. You can always find it again to read. (Cont.) 3mo
Liberty I did in fact lose my first copy. It was the victim of a leaky bottle of engine oil in the trunk on a road trip. Which is too bad, because that copy was amazing. One year I underlined all the instances of ‘the‘ in the book, another year it was every ‘and‘. I had a different highlighter color for each of the six main characters. I underlined my favorite sentences and paragraphs on almost every page. It was a thing of beauty. (Cont.) 3mo
Liberty All of this is to say that I found Secret History stickers on Redbubble and I am overjoyed. ❤️📚❤️ 3mo
MelissaSue81 I need to read this! What a wonderful ode to this book. 3mo
Caterina When I told my high school Latin teacher that I was going to be a classics major in undergrad, he handed me a used copy of this book and told me it captured classics departments perfectly. I was both relieved and disappointed to find that not altogether true. 😂😂😂 Adored this book, unfortunately my original copy is now with an ex... 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
Kimberlone I didn‘t read this book until I was an adult, but I have very similar feelings about Perks of Being a Wallflower, which I did read when I was a teenager and felt like a book that was a secret to just me 3mo
Hooked_on_books Great story. I‘m glad you shared this. ☺️ 3mo
marleed OMG - I loved your story. It‘s such a great testimony to rereading books. And even taking time to savor a single read. I‘m using this year to plow through books because I‘ve never spent a year doing that and always thought I wanted to. I‘m glad I plowed but now as the year comes nearer its end, I think I‘d prefer to plant myself in a book. 3mo
batsy I love this 💜 3mo
NHLibrarian I have these exact feelings for Geek Love. First read it when I was 16 and every reread it‘s a different story 🖤 3mo
Chelsea.Poole ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow! You‘ve convinced me to pull this out of the TBR, *RIGHT NOW* !! 3mo
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Emilymdxn
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Tagged!

2. Not so far. I travelled a whole lot in summer so I‘m happy just to be around England in autumn, I may take small trips to Cardiff or Cambridge to visit friends if I manage to organise it.

3. Nope, I‘m a ways off having kids! I have a few friends starting grad degrees this autumn tho

Eggs Thanks for playing 🧡🍁🧡 3mo
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gradcat
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 8 - #History)

*10 reasons why we love this book (from John Mullan):
1 Starts with murder
2 Loves Ancient Greece
3 Great campus novel
4 Full of quotes
5 Charismatic Classics prof
6 Obsessed with beauty
7 Believes in fate
8 Possessed by Dionysus
9 Classic lonely narrator
10 Lets the reader in on secrets

- from “The Guardian” (Oct 18, 2013)

arlenefinnigan Yes! I was so hoping someone would pick this. 3mo
gradcat @arlenefinnigan I was sure someone would have, so I checked just to see, and lo—I had something to post! 😂 3mo
Ruthiella Love this book too! 😍 3mo
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batsy Mm, yes! Great book 💜 3mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 3mo
gradcat @Ruthiella & @batsy I love all of her books! 3mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you! ♥️ 3mo
Blaire I love this book!!! 3mo
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Karen3
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Pickpick

Did a combo book and audio for this one. I rather enjoyed this and looked forward to my commute to get back to the story. Loved all the quirky characters and had several extreme cringe worthy moments. No spoilers here. That‘s a sign of really being into a book. 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟

sprainedbrain I loved that book! ❤️ 4mo
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Aloisi_tribe
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1. Tagged
2. The ability to stop time so I could get more reading in
3. Libra
4. Soccer and the first band show of the year!
5. TGIF everybody! 👋

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Eringogreen
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Just not interested enough

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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

This book was actually between so-so and pick for me. The story basically centers around a group of ethically challenged, hipper-than-thou types at a wannabe Ivy League college. The story was engaging and I did have a hard time putting it down because I was curious what these insufferable pseudo-intellectuals would do next. 😂 Fun, soapy little read action-packed with characters you will love to hate!

Clare-Dragonfly I don‘t think I have ever loved to hate characters as much as the ones in this book! 4mo
Ericalambbrown @Clare-Dragonfly Right? 😂 I couldn‘t look away! 4mo
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IndoorDame
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I went to the #college that these two novels are based on. (Reading them was a surreal experience.) #letstravelaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cool!! 📚 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 4mo
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squirrelbrain
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#letstravelaugust

#college

One of the very few books that I‘ve ever re-read, this tells the story of a group of students at a college in Vermont....

TrishB I hardly ever re-read either! 4mo
gradcat Fantastic book!! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚 4mo
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Lcsmcat I was going to use this one too! Great pick and great book. 4mo
emilyhaldi Yes, me too!! The only book I‘ve ever been inclined to reread twice!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Maybe I should try to read this one again .... 😵 4mo
KarenUK I‘ve probably read it 5 or 6 times! 😂 4mo
EadieB I love Donna Tartt's writing. I've read all her books and I'm anxiously waiting her next one. Although there is usually 10 years between her books. She is such a perfectionist. 4mo
sarahbarnes Loved this book! 4mo
Lesliereads The writing was impeccable but I didn‘t like characters in this one. 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Loved this book, about a group of classics students in Hampden College, a small, elite private #college in snowy Vermont.

#LetsTravelAugust

(Background photo of University of Vermont).

Cathythoughts Loved it too. I‘d love to read more books set in New England ♥️👍🏻 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 4mo
Lcsmcat A popular choice for today‘s prompt! I‘m struggling to find a second choice. 😀 4mo
KarenUK My favorite book 😍💕 4mo
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sojalattens
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Wardath
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a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs

Cathythoughts I love your post - I loved the book too 5mo
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amyf0x
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Pickpick

An outcast all his life, Richard falls in with a close-knit group of friends who study Greek at a small Vermont college — only to be pulled in to their deeply troubled secret lives.

Read June 23-28
Book 35/55

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margotenenbaum
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Mehso-so

I don‘t love this book as much as most people. The highbrow academic language left me 🤷🏻‍♀️all the time. But there are parts of it that stay with me.

LapReader That‘s an interesting green swirl on your plate. 6mo
margotenenbaum @LapReader its avocado in bali! 5mo
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xicanti
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Oof. It‘s been a long day of painting prep, and unfortunately it‘s gonna spill over to tomorrow because I agreed to help with something else tonight. Damn.

At least I got my primary bookshelf back together. I rearranged things so it‘s mostly hardcovers and trade paperbacks. The rest of my mass market paperbacks will hopefully fit on floating shelves on the opposite wall. I do NOT want to put back the ugly mounted shelves I took down today.

wanderinglynn It looks great! 👍🏻 6mo
twohectobooks That‘s a really cool shelf! 6mo
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xicanti @twohectobooks it‘s part of a set with my bed and my dresser. Alas, the red lacquer looks great but attracts dust like nobody‘s business. 6mo
Crazeedi Lookin good!!! 6mo
xicanti @Crazeedi thanks! 6mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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Pickpick

Well, finishing this in the glorious afternoon sun was a well-deserved way to end this long but fulfilling reading experience. I had previously read Tartt's The Goldfinch and I can now reiterate that she is a master of crafting novels. She understands the concept of the novel as an epic encompassing curated language, plot, flawless character development and, of course, she impeccably wraps it all up. Somehow, she does all that.

ephemeralwaltz @Pruzy fantastic! Compelling and absorbing. 6mo
ephemeralwaltz I'm glad I took my time with it but it also would've been fun to devour it in a week. Intense. 6mo
teainthelibrary This is an amazing read! 6mo
Kalalalatja Great review! 6mo
Pruzy @ephemeralwaltz So glad you liked it! Now where do I go to make it my life? Minus the questionable bits that is... 6mo
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ReneeBijou
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Did anyone see the article in Esquire about Bennington College in the 80s? It heavily features quite a few authors including Donna Tartt and Bret Easton Ellis. It was fascinating.

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ephemeralwaltz
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Not a bad view

britt_brooke Cool photo! 🤩 7mo
ephemeralwaltz @britt_brooke I had a little help 😋 7mo
BekaReid Great pic! Great book! 😎 7mo
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Kalalalatja Now that is an awesome photo 👌 7mo
Weaponxgirl Awesome photo! 6mo
ephemeralwaltz @BekaReid thanks! I'm about to finish it. 6mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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A group of college students take inspiration from an ancient ritual and go on a brief murder spree.

Lcsmcat This is perfect! 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣 yessss 7mo
Davor Hahahah I love this 😂😂 7mo
LauraK411 Pretty much! 😃 6mo
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Jinster
The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Thanks for the tag!
📚 I usually go for the kind if theme that I feel I need. Which is usually my most recent purchase despite the books I have waiting on my tbr!
📚 When I take the train yep.
📚 TV or other talking.
📚 Coffee. Black, no sugar!
📚 Tagged in comment ☺

This weekend I'm looking forward to finish this book a d starting a new one (or few) as I head to Spain.

emz711 Hello! 7mo
Eggs Safe and happy travels 🧳 !!! 7mo
Jinster @Eggs Thanks so much! 7mo
Jinster @emz711 That was my attempt at tagging people on Litsy while trying to also be productive at work 🤣 7mo
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amyrohn
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In the middle of this one and I‘m loving it so far! I really enjoyed The Goldfinch when I read it a few years ago, so I‘m pleased with this! I‘m finding myself both fascinated and repulsed by the characters, and the atmosphere of Vermont is lovely. Should be done soon since I can‘t put it down.

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EmilieGR
The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Couldn‘t put it down!

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Oliveldn
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One of my all time favourites. The book I push on everyone I know. Donna Tartt has that rare magical gift of combining compulsive storytelling with intricate attention to word craft.

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Jinster
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Current read

Thrilled to see Vermont make an appearance - one of my fave states so far. Beautiful place!

Hopefully the storyline won't ruin idyllic memories 🙊

swishandflick One of my favorites! Hope you love it! 7mo
Jinster @swishandflick Oh cool, thanks for the comment! My colleague recommend on the basis of just being really bloody good 😄 7mo
LauraK411 It is really bloody good! 😊 6mo
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nowonmars
The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I gave this book 3.5 stars!

I loved Donna Tartt's writing, but it's not really at the top of my 'must-read' list. Read my full review over on:
https://nowonmars.home.blog/2019/04/15/review-the-secret-history-by-donna-tartt/

#books #bookreview #blog #aprilreads #art #fanart #illustration

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 7mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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“One likes to think there's something in it, that old platitude amor vincit omnia. But if I've learned one thing in my short sad life, it is that that particular platitude is a lie. Love doesn't conquer everything. And whoever thinks it does is a fool.”

#AnglophileApril | 27: #NeverGoingToGiveYouUp

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen Your graphics are amazing!!! And your passages are on point💥 8mo
Mdargusch Love these quotes together from one of my favorite books! 🖤 8mo
emilyhaldi Fab book 🙌🏻 8mo
Reviewsbylola Loved this book and this is a fantastic quote. 8mo
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