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Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.
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eanderson
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Just a couple of the great Kindle deals today!!!! I bought Crazy Rich Asians just to add to my huge mountain of a tbr. I may not read it anytime soon but the deal was great! 🤷‍♀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great deals!!! 1w
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To.be.dijana
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Definite pick! Love the book, love the movie!

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Mehso-so

I liked the novel, but I'm not sure I'm interested in reading the rest of the series. There were too many characters that I didn't like to read about.

zezeki I felt the same. 2w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @zezeki I was disappointed after all the hype when it was popularized and then again after the success of the movie. 2w
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I mean he's not wrong. 🤷‍♀️

Texreader To be completely honest, I feel exactly the same way! 2w
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Up late tonight with leg cramps. After slathering on some muscle supporting salve and making a kettle of hot water, I'm enjoying the quiet stillness of the late night hours with a cup of hot Christmas tea and reading more of my library book. Hopefully I will have this one finished up by the time I go to sleep tomorrow!

CaseyLea Hope you feel better soon! Reading is a great painkiller, I find 😊 2w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @CaseyLea thank you so much! Relaxing with tea and losing myself in my book has been just as beneficial as the salve I put on my legs! I'm feeling much less tense than I was an hour ago. 💜💚 2w
Megabooks So sorry! 2w
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WorldsOkayestStepMom @Megabooks no worries! Part of my chronic illnesses. 🤷‍♀️ but I am happy to report that I am doing somewhat better now than when I posted this! 2w
Megabooks @WorldsOkayestStepMom That‘s great! 2w
Crazeedi Feel better soon!💞💞 2w
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writerlibrarian
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Mehso-so

Difficult to say I enjoyed this. I enjoyed how the characters‘ relationships were shown but the whole lists of designers. That bored me to tears. I tried to see the irony and the second degree I think the author tries to infuse to his story. I enjoyed the movie more than the book. Especially since book!Eleanor is not even at the level of movie!Eleanor. I might read the next book if only to see what happens to Astrid. #booked2019 #movie

Cinfhen And that‘s a wrap!!!!!! 2w
Cinfhen I liked the movie too🙌🏻 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! 👊🏻♥️📚 2w
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Tahoe
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I saw someone reading the new book "crazy rich grilfriens" (#3) in the train. I googeld it, read that it was funny and here we go: The frist in the series^^

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writerlibrarian
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Finishing up this one tonight while watching Malkin be 🔥😁
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 🐧 on PP 2m in. No 🚨 on PP but a 🚨 on PK. Challenged and no 🚨. 🐧 on PP. 🚨. It's 2-0 🐧 with a 🚨 5 on 5 by Tanev. 💃. Isles put one in. 2-1. They tie it. 2 all. Tanev 🚨 🐧 are back in the lead.3-2. Half price on milkshake tomorrow. 59 🚨 on PP. 4-2 🐧. Isles are one goal away of a tie with 4 m to go. 4-3. They tied and got the OT win. ☹️ (edited) 2w
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thebooklifeofkk
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Read for the week. Let‘s see how this one goes 😁

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KirstieE
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Mehso-so

Wow this book put me in a slump 😰

I just didn‘t find it as captivating as the movie, I found it dragged and that there were WAY too many characters, it got so confusing!! I did enjoy the overall plot and the descriptive imagery

3 🌟🌟🌟

Scochrane26 I did audio for the first 2 of this series. 3w
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Schnoebs
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4⭐️

Crazy Rich Asians, if you didn‘t know, is the story of when Nicholas Young convinces his girlfriend Rachel Chu to come with him to Singapore for the summer to go to his best friend‘s wedding and to meet his family. The only issue is that they are unimaginably wealth and he doesn‘t warn Rachel in advance.

Check out my good reads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2619001094

#audiobook #libby #diversity #contemporary

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writerlibrarian
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Almost passed 75% with this one. So far, it's okay.
🐧 vs 🍁tonight.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian PP 🚨 finally. 1-0 🐧 1/2 price milkshakes tomorrow in Pittsburgh. 59 🚨. Russian 🐻 🚨 Geno is taking charge. 2-0 🐧. Back to back 🚨 for the 🐧 4-0. Yes, he McCann 🚨 5-0. 🐧 win 6-1 (edited) 3w
Karisa It's one book that I preferred the movie. The brand naming was too much for me (couldn't picture them). Devoured books 2 and 3 after seeing the movie though. 🤗 3w
writerlibrarian @Karisa i also have problems with all the brand name dropping. I can't decide if it's ironic or first degree from the author. I liked the movie and i like the stories, Astrid's especially. 3w
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writerlibrarian
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Wednesday night hockey. 🍁 in New York against Tavares' old team.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 🍁 lost again in Long Island 🙁 3w
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writerlibrarian
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The day was grey, wet and cold. Laundry, books and yarn was my day. My evening is hockey and reading.
#readingandwatchinghockey

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writerlibrarian
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Hawks are in Pittsburgh. Gold third jersey.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 🐧 win in SO 3-2 4w
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writerlibrarian
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This is my last #booked2019 book. So far, it's like eating cotton candy. Very light, very sweet, no depth. Perfect for a snowy Saturday afternoon.

Also, new nails and new flowers. From me to me. 😁

Leftcoastzen Glad you treat yourself, simple things make us happy. 4w
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KirstieE
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#currentlyreading and I‘m loving all the different , colourful characters!

Kaylamburson That's a different cover! Which country is it from? 1mo
Scochrane26 I enjoyed this series! 1mo
KirstieE @Kaylamburson it‘s an Aussie cover 😁 1mo
Kaylamburson Ohhh cool!!! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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📚 Crazy Rich Asians
🎥 Crazy Rich Asians
🎤 7 Rings by Ariana Grande 💍

#ManicMonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 🛍💛 1mo
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mikagatsby
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Rating: 5/5 stars.

ASIANS REPRESENT. This book will make you laugh, sigh, roll your eyes and most importantly --- feel hungry. I couldn't put the book down, and no, not even my exams from school made me put it down.

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JenDR
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I can not put this book down. Stayed up to 4:00am reading it last night. Determined to finish it today. I understand what my friend meant who gave me the book to read. “Don‘t read it hungry.” Living in Asia all the food descriptions gets your mouth watering.

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CassieLovesBooks
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Theres nothing like diving into the world of the insanely wealthy and realizing they have similar problems to those of us non billionaires. This trilogy kept me interested and rooting for the primary couple.

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LaurenReads
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Such a fun and entertaining book!

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Molly_the_mezzo
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Pickpick

Filled with truly crazy characters. It reminds me of my brother, who went to a top college, and had a friend who got a helicopter for his birthday.

DrexEdit Wow! 😨 2mo
gby0822 How is it compared to the movie? (If you‘ve seen it!) thanks!! 2mo
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sofia.aniela
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Genre: Novel

Date Started: September 18, 2019

Date Completed: October 22, 2019

How did you choose this book: I watched the movie, and realized there was a book. I want to compare which format gives more details.

Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; what was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved?

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MissYaremcio
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Loved this! I read the book after watching the movie and realized that the book was about 1000 times better! I absolutely fell in love with this series and am glad that the movie introduced me to an author who captures his audience with vivid imagery and authentic real-life situations!

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 3mo
ImperfectCJ I was avoiding the book because I disliked the movie, but maybe I need to give the novel a chance. ("Don't judge a book by its film adaptation"?) Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Aiyoooooh, finish everything on your plate, girls! Don‘t you know there are children starving in America?

This book made me #Laugh 🤣🤣

#Selfimprovementsept

Amor4Libros LOVE THIS TRILOGY!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Amor4Libros I‘ve got to read the others!! 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks Have to read the other two of the trilogy. Loved the adaption, also 😁 3mo
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Oldschool_millenial
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Mehso-so

I almost bailed on this book halfway through. Had I not seen the movie and known things ended ok (albeit different, in the movie) I would have.
The scenes following the conservative, rich characters were EXCRUCIATING. Hearing them get scolded made it worth carrying on.
A rare instance where the movie was better; despite losing rich backstory in adaptation we don't have to spend a much time listening to high-society snobs, much to my relief

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booksbeersandbars
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When I had a last minute trip to Asia, I knew I had to bring this along. It was a gripping read and I enjoyed getting to know the families. Bonus: the movie was on my flight back home!

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la_rose_noire
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐ I had a hard time finishing this one. As much as I loved Rachel and Nick's story, I found there were way too many characters. I couldn't remember who half of them were. Maybe if I would have been already familiar with Asian family lineage and clans it would have made it clearer. #crazyrichasians #kevinkwan

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MartinaLove
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4/5 🌟

This book was so entertaining. I really loved it. I love books that can teach more about Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture. And I love traveling through their cities with books. Maybe one day I'll get to travel there, for real.

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SwimPrincess93
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I absolutely love this book!

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
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Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖💚 3mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3mo
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy 👍🏼📚📚📚👍🏼 3mo
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cassandra-levens
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If you want a book about rich people complaining about being rich, this is your book. It took me forever to complete this book. I felt the whole book was just rich people complaining about being rich. It was intolerable.
On a side note, I enjoyed the movie. 😂

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thebluestocking
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Unfortunately, this book was not for me. While I enjoyed the idea of a look at a new-to-me part of Asian society, I did not enjoy the execution. The plot was weighed down by incessant descriptions of every outfit, watch, and car in view. I felt like most of the characters, the rich women in particular, were mean and catty and self-absorbed. I rolled my eyes throughout and wanted it to be over well before the not-an-ending.

Djspens I felt the same! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Agreed. I think the opulence would suit the movie though, because you could show it rather than having the lengthy descriptions. 3mo
GypsyKat This is the whole reason that I haven‘t read it yet. It looks like some kind of Keeping Up With the Asian Kardashian‘s book. I don‘t know, but it‘s super low on my TBR. 3mo
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DrawingSustenance Thanks for the review. I'm planning to read Kevin Kwan's other book: Rich People Problems. Hopefully, it'll be good... lol 3mo
twohectobooks @JulietBooks i think that‘s one of the sequels to this, isn‘t it? 3mo
DrawingSustenance @twohectobooks Well, what I know for sure is that 87% of the readers liked it. 🤓 3mo
thebluestocking @Djspens I‘m glad I‘m not alone, but I did want to like this better! 💙 3mo
thebluestocking @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I actually saw the movie a few months ago, and it definitely did work better to visually show the wealth. Also, the movie completely changes the ending. 💙 (edited) 3mo
thebluestocking @JulietBooks I think the whole trilogy is fairly well-liked in general. Litsy says 78% of people liked this one. If you start on book third one, I‘d definitely read a Wikipedia summary of the first two so you can catch up. 💙 3mo
thebluestocking @twohectobooks You‘re right; it‘s the third one in this trilogy. I‘m guessing the ratings for it are higher, since the people who didn‘t love the first one are unlikely to read the second and third. 💙 3mo
thebluestocking @GypsyKat Ha! It definitely has those vibes. I can see people liking it if they can just pretend they‘re in a kind of fantasy world of rich people, but I don‘t want to be in that kind of fantasy. 💙 3mo
DrawingSustenance @thebluestocking @GypsyKat Darn... it's a trilogy? I guess I'll have to read it another time. 3mo
twohectobooks @JulietBooks fair enough! I really enjoyed the movie but have no plans to read the book because I think I‘d share @thebluestocking‘s issues with it. 3mo
Djspens @thebluestocking me too! I made it through the second book but couldn't make myself read the third. It's in my bookcase in case I ever. Get. That. Bored.... 3mo
SW-T According to an interview Kwan originally intended this to be an angry book about income inequality and the hypocrisy of people with too much money. Then he decided to make a comedy-satire instead. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @thebluestocking oh! Interesting. Henry Golding is pretty dreamy, so I may have to watch it. 😋 3mo
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Jasxnicole
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“Nowhere in the world are there to be found people richer than the Chinese.” ~ Ibn Battuta

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Oldschool_millenial
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Confession: I saw the movie first 😖
...but loved it and so far I love the book and seeing the differences in how it unfolds

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Mynameisacolour
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I haven't stayed in an RV since I was a small child but it turns out that this one is an absolute perfect reading nook! There is a nice bright overhead light above the bed and a curtain to close out distractions. Perfect for staying up into the wee hours after starting a book at midnight 🚌📚😬

TheAromaofBooks Are you RV camping?? We got a slightly ancient camper last year and really enjoy rambling into state parks with it, although we don't trust it for long road trips yet! 4mo
Mynameisacolour @TheAromaofBooks Yes! So far we have stayed in one state park, a private owned RV park and a KOA. The state park was the best by far! 4mo
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TamTracy
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Absolutely loved this book!!!! I don‘t know what took me so long to read it. So glad I finally did and now am going to watch the movie immediately. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jillylovesbooks The entire trilogy is fun! 4mo
TamTracy @Jillylovesbooks Oh good! I was wondering if the others were good! 4mo
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My weekend plans. 📖🐕

brit91 Awwww💖🐶💖📚 4mo
ladym30 What a beautiful pup!❤️ 4mo
MartinaLove @ladym30 Thank you :) 4mo
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DivineDiana
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This was a fast paced, entertaining break from my more serious reads. Young New York professor, Rachel,is in a long term relationship with fellow professor, Nick. He invites her to his home in Singapore at the end of the school year. She loves Nick, but his family is “as they say” another story. Can‘t wait to see the movie!

Reagan-reads The movie is so cute! 4mo
MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
readordierachel The movie is indeed super cute. Enjoy! 4mo
DivineDiana @Reagan-reads @MrBook @readordierachel ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Renee27
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Mehso-so

It's an easy quick fun read but I found it a bit hard to keep up with the so many characters and the complex family tree.

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corisbookworld
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Charming and humorous. Really enjoyed this one!

#bookreview #crazyrichasians

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kmiller20
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Yoshi (name courtesy of my 5 y/o son) is enjoying this read as much as I am. Just brought this little guy home today! ❤🐱

MrBook 😳😱😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻!!! 4mo
Reagan-reads Kitty ❤️❤️ 4mo
MallenNC So cute! 4mo
Lady_Tigana_20 Adorable 🥰 4mo
BookNAround What a sweet kitten. 4mo
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DivineDiana
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Just returned from a quick beach getaway and wasn‘t in the mood to read my current serious reads. This was perfect!

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Lexeegee
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Bailedbailed

This bored me to tears. 😢

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CatLass007
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It started off light and silly, which I quite enjoyed. It got a little more serious toward the middle and the end. I did find it difficult to identify with most of the Crazy Rich Asians, but some of them were delightful. Four out of five stars.

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CatLass007
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I can‘t keep all the characters straight! And I‘m only a little over an hour into my audiobook. Help me! Ha ha Ha ha ha

Bookjunkie57 There are A LOT of them. 😂😂 (edited) 4mo
CatLass007 @Bookjunkie57 It‘s getting a little easier. Sort of. 4mo
Renee27 Yeah i can so relate to this😂 4mo
CatLass007 @Renee27 It is getting easier to keep track. I‘m about 92% done with my audiobook and I think I figured out who everyone is. Well, almost everyone. 4mo
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la_rose_noire
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Only two days of vacation left! What's better than starting a new book under the hot summer sun while sipping on my coffee! #summerreads #crazyrichasians #currentlyreading #timhortons #coffeeandbooks

Nute Look at all of that sunshine! I miss summer!!😞 2w
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Lexeegee
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Next audiobook!

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Martta
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Bailedbailed

I have this rule that when I reach 100 pages mark with a book I'll decide to either read it through or bail. This one I decided to bail. Just couldn't get into the story&characters at all. I felt like this book would have needed a bit more editing. I rarely leave books unfinished because I like to finish what I start but this just isn't for me. ☹

SaturnDoo YAY!!!Glad you're escaping from something you aren't enjoying!!Hoping your next read is just what you need. 😁❤ I truly wish I had abandoned this book instead of suffering through it 😂 4mo
Martta @SaturnDoo It was your comment that finally did it. 😁 I'm already enjoying my next read The Poison study. At least at this point it looks to be really good! 😊 4mo
theshrinkette I feel you. I struggled to get through this, and it was during the worst part of my reading slump, so I felt I HAD to get through it. One of the few times I've told people to stick to the movie. 4mo
Martta @theshrinkette I had the same sort of experience. I tried this as a way out of my reading slump. Didn't work so well. If I get the chance I'll totally try the movie. Feels like this story would work well as a light movie. 😁 4mo
SaturnDoo @Martta 👍👍this is why I ❤ Litsy. You are never alone. We respect and understand each others oponions regardless of the books popularity. We get that not every book isn't meant for everyone. I usually fall on the unpopular opinion side 🤣😂 4mo
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