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These Shallow Graves
These Shallow Graves | Jennifer Donnelly
From Jennifer Donnelly, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of A Northern Light and Revolution, comes a mystery about dark secrets, dirty truths, and the lengths to which people will go for love and revenge. For fans of Elizabeth George and Libba Bray, These Shallow Graves is the story of how much a young woman is willing to risk and lose in order to find the truth. Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soonlike all the girls in her classshell graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo dreams of becoming a writera newspaper reporter like the trailblazing Nellie Bly. Wild aspirations aside, Jos life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. Charles Montfort shot himself while cleaning his pistol. One of New York Citys wealthiest men, he owned a newspaper and was a partner in a massive shipping firm, and Jo knows he was far too smart to clean a loaded gun. The more Jo hears about her fathers death, the more something feels wrong. Suicide is the only logical explanation, and of course people have started talking, but Jos father would never have resorted to that. And then she meets Eddiea young, smart, infuriatingly handsome reporter at her fathers newspaperand it becomes all too clear how much she stands to lose if she keeps searching for the truth. But now it might be too late to stop. The past never stays buried forever. Life is dirtier than Jo Montfort could ever have imagined, and this time the truth is the dirtiest part of all.Praise for These Shallow Graves:"These Shallow Graves delivered all that I adore: lovely prose, historical intrigue, unique characters and setting. I devoured this book!"-Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy"An intelligent, personable heroine-Jo Montfort's hopes for an enlightened future uncover a dark past, resulting in a splendidly hair-raising tour of the brightest and darkest corners of Victorian New York."-Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity and Black Dove, White Raven"A fast-paced Gilded Age crime thriller that plunges its intrepid investigative-journalist heroine into the sordid underworld of nineteenth-century New York City and into her own family's dark secrets."-Julie Berry, award-winning author of All the Truth That's In Me"Jo Montfort is a gutsy modern heroine in a beguiling tale of old New York. Money, murder, betrayal, and family secrets....I loved spending time in this world!"-Elizabeth Ross, author of William C. Morris Award finalist Belle Epoque[STAR] "Fast-paced and thrilling...a smart, insightful, timely depiction of a young woman poised on the brink of a new world after the shattering of another."-Booklist, Starred[STAR] "Action-packed chapters propel this compelling mystery...[and] the injustices Donnelly highlights remain all too relevant."-Publishers Weekly, Starred[STAR] "A riveting historical mystery-thriller...[that] succeeds as a wonderfully paced thriller, a heart-pounding romance and an unflinching look at the hard choices one young woman must make when society disparages her dreams."-Shelf Awareness, Starred"A beautifully written mystery."-School Library Journal"[A] fast-paced thriller...the story races to its surprising conclusion."-Kirkus Reviews"A heroine you can't help cheering on."-The Horn BookFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Chrissyreadit
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Gilded Age NYC, mystery, love, friendship, YA,
I loved this book! I‘m sad it‘s over. I highly recommend to fans of YA and historical fiction. Jennifer Donnelly is excellent.

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laceyannea
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“Those of us with means and voices must help those who have neither.”

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Slajaunie
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1. Neither. I hate to work out.
2. Outdoors
3. Audiobooks
4. Running
5. Yard work
#hellothursday
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wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 6mo
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 7mo
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GatheringBooks
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#AMonthOfSongs Day 3: So, I checked Goodreads and found these titles with #Shallow in the title. And I have not read annnny of them. 😂😭😢🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 7mo
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Ej_books
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This book is for you if you love an old time murder mystery with a love interest.

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PenguinInFlight
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Meh. I really wanted to like this one, but it draaaaaaaaaaaagged so badly! I almost bailed on several occasions. There were a ton of red herrings at points when it was painfully apparent what was going on. The last 25% of the book was very good, but not enough to make it a pick. 2/5🌟

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LibrarianRyan
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Tera66 Yes!! 1y
Linsy Oooh, that cover! 🌹 1y
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ravenlee
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Another #yawednesday mystery pick. This is a historical fiction, early 20th cetury New York. An upper-crust young lady finds her world shattered by her father's supposed suicide, but things aren't adding up. She delves into New York's working world and underbelly to sort things out. (I have to admit I thought this could have been done better, but it's not bad, and I think young teens will like it better than I did)
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TheFunkyBookworm Ohh a second pick! I love it, thank you! 1y
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PenguinInFlight
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The pool isn‘t ready to swim in yet (and I can‘t swim for 5 more weeks anyway 🙄) but my hubby dragged my lounge chair out so I could read in the sun and work on my summer freckle count. On a YA reading binge - my third book in 6 days. 🙌🏻 #libby #kindle #poolsidereading

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One of the books I‘ve been reading is These Shallow Graves, picked for me by my husband. I‘ve really been enjoying it. The main character, Jo is a strong-willed young woman who isn‘t going to be ruled by social constructs.
My cousin, Ella gave me this notebook and handmade the bookmark that‘s on it. I‘ve been writing in it several times a day. I don‘t think I‘ve ever enjoyed journaling so much! 💕

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Saknicole
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6 months ago I started at #tbrbingo board. I figure an update is in order. I have read 5.5 of the books, and seem to simply be avoiding the others for now haha. I've loved all the books I've read, and know that I need to go back and actually finish One Hundred Years of Solitude at some point!

KellyHunsakerReads East of Eden is incredible! 2y
WhatDeeReads Looking good! I have 1776 around my place somewhere. 2y
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demicaractere
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This book is exactly what I was looking for. 484 pages and it was a breeze. #favorite #theseshallowgraves #jenniferdonnelly #bookstagram #theend #northerngothic

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Soubhiville Lol! Sure, why not! 2y
monalyisha Whenever I hear the word pus, I think of my mother. Flattering, right? 😂🙈 (It‘s her least-favorite word.) 2y
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demicaractere
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Just when I thought Eddie Gallagher couldn't get any more adorable. #theseshallowgraves #jenniferdonnelly #eddiegallagher #cute #bookstagram #northerngothic

JennAndrew I fancy this based on the title alone! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 2y
demicaractere @JennAndrew I'm about halfway through and so far it's really good. I mean, the cute love interest definitely helps but I also love the premise. New York City mystery with an upper class heroine who breaks the rules. 2y
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demicaractere
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“Let‘s not rush things. I‘m not that kind of boy.” Eddie is so sweet! #theseshallowgraves #jenniferdonnelly #bookstagram #eddiegallagher #ya #northerngothic

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demicaractere
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19th Century text message. The kind you get when your overprotective, secret boyfriend (hence the code name) finds out you‘ve done something dangerous. #theseshallowgraves #jenniferdonnelly #ya #cute #bookstagram #northerngothic

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mariaku21 That line alone has intrigued me! 2y
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demicaractere
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I haven't even started reading this one. I just felt like messing with photo backgrounds and filters. This one has a kinda ethereal feel... #bookstagram #aesthetic #bright #northerngothic

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daydreamingnightreading
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The seven days seven bookshelf anticipated reads challenge!
The challenge is to post seven books from your bookshelf that you are most excited to read for seven days. No explanation, no review and no information on the book needed. Just a book you can't wait to read!
Day 6 #theseshallowgraves by #jenniferdonnelly

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I had such a hard time putting this book down! I loved how Jo was written and her romance with Eddie. I particularly love that the romance doesn't end in a "they lived happily ever after" way that focused soley on the romance. Jo does a great job of showing sexism of the time, contrast between the rich and poor as well as so much growth and inner analysis. My only complaint was that I saw the murderer unmasking several chapters before.

lovintoread Sounds like a good book.good review (edited) 2y
Laurenspageturners I‘ve heard some mixed reviews about this, so I‘m glad to see you enjoyed this :-) 2y
callielafleur I loved Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, so I'm intrigued to read this. Great review! 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @callielafleur oh I'll have to check that out 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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My arms hurt too much from yesterday's workout so legs gotta do the work today

Megabooks Cute socks 👍🏻 2y
kamoorephoto I loved that book! 👍🏼 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Those socks! 🤣 2y
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BucklingBookshelves
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#QuotsyNov17 Day 20

I love the #absurdity of this exchange! The guy is being rude, for sure, but Jo‘s retort? 🙌🙌👏👏 🤣🤣

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I love Donnelly‘s writing! I was able to figure out a bit more of this historical mystery sooner than I would have liked, but the characters, setting, and examination of society and the roles of women and girls more than made up for it.

This is my second book by this author and I will definitely be reading more 📚📚📚

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I loved this amusing exchange between these two in my current read!

#QuotsyNov17 Day 14 #adventure

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Bookgoil
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I read all these lovely books for the #readathon yesterday. I didn't finish the top book but got about 50 pages in!

BekahB Looks like you had a great readathon! 😀 I‘ve been meaning to start that Libba Bray series. 2y
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roaming.reader
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Lakeside view! 😍

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emleonard
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LOVED this book. Even if the plot was slightly predictable, I really connected with the characters, setting, and writing. #lincolnawardnominee

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stacybmartin
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Finished this audiobook today - a YA mystery set in historical New York. A wealthy girl who wants to be the next Nellie Bly finds out her father was murdered and sets out to solve the mystery, with the help of a handsome and ambitious reporter. I really enjoyed the touches of early forensic science, too.

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stacybmartin
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Today's #labsoundtrack while amplifying some DNA. 👩🏼‍🔬

Libby1 I like this author. Enjoy! 2y
stacybmartin @Libby1 I loved Revolution and so was excited to see another book by her available on Overdrive. I really liked it! 2y
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BucklingBookshelves
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I was tagged by @smilingshelves to share several books from my TBR I thought would be five-star reads. Two are by authors I've read and loved previously and two I just have a really good feeling about. #fivestarpredictions

I tag anyone who follows me and would like to share :)

smilingshelves The Penderwicks and The Book Thief will definitely be five star reads! 2y
BucklingBookshelves @smilingshelves those are the "have a good feeling about" ones :) 2y
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Megan_Roberts
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Loved this thriller set in the 1890's in New York. Thought the story was interesting, and I think my high school students will like some of the gory details.

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Historical YA about an intrepid girl reporter in Gilded Age New York trying to solve a family mystery. Loved the setting and the newsies.

Nitpickyabouttrains I don't recall anyone opening any gates or seizing any days in this book 2y
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nicole_in_neverland
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I've been having a really hard time deciding what I want to read lately. And I've been having a hard time concentrating on my reading.
I've been taking breaks from reading but nothing seems to be helping and my anxiety level is just so high and normally reading helps .... I'm just so confused.
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#theseshallowgraves #jenniferdonnelly #flowers #plant #tbr

Utopiyll I completely understand! 💕 I had to go on a reading break for about 7 months/ a year because anxiety/ concentration and all these other things! I just wouldn't push yourself, reading is about enjoyment after all, I had to find other ways to lessen my anxiety (like exercise, breathing exercises, thinking everything through) for that amount of time before everything calmed down and I could read and do my other hobbies again 💕 2y
nicole_in_neverland @utopiyll I don't think I've ever had to pause my reading that long but maybe that's what I need. I've been trying do watch Netflix and write and draw so hopefully that will help with things 2y
Utopiyll @nicole_in_neverland Yeah!! I got really into netflixs in that time so just see how it goes! If that doesn't work then try something else 😊 2y
nicole_in_neverland @Utopiyll It's usually when I catch up on my shows, when I go into a reading funk. Hopefully it doesn't last too long! 2y
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ATB
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This is set in the early 1900s. Unfortunately people still try to control women with language and shaming.

TrishB Yep 😬 3y
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Some of my #fortheloveoffonts favs are The Serpent King, These Shallow Graves, Reign of Shadows, Passenger, The Silkworm, Nowhere but Here
#readjanuary

BookNerdBritt I love Jennifer Donnelly!!! 😍 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 @BookNerdBritt It's on my TBR and I haven't read her stuff before, looking forward to it. 3y
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collegecatlady
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Some of my Christmas gift card haul came in the mail today!

BekahB Nice haul!! A lot of those books are on my TBR 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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Bet you never knew a city could be over run my typists. And I hear they are deadly 😛

Betty The typists are named Qwerty and Myers-Briggs. 3y
LibrarianRyan @Betty 😂👍🏻🤓🌟 3y
TrishB Lol 😄😄 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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To believe they used to teach this to girls.

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BethFishReads
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Luck neighbors. Here are this week's book bin picks. Which one(s) would you take?

LeahBergen These Shallow Graves. I quite liked The Winter People. 3y
MyNamesParadise Damaged Done was a good YA psychological thriller! 3y
BethFishReads @LeahBergen I really liked Shallow Graves too. I'm half hoping no one takes it so I keep my copy. 3y
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BethFishReads @MyNamesParadise I never did get to it. If it's still around at the end of the week, I'll put it back on my shelves. 3y
Simona All of them 😳 3y
Zelma Orphan Number Eight. That one looks really good and kind of intense. 3y
BethFishReads @Zelma I really wanted to read it 3y
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Amie
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It took me awhile to get into this one, but it had a strong finish.

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Morality is a luxury, my darling. A very expensive one...

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mdemanatee
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Another round of book drive donations. Trying to rep for older readers (and give some love to books I love).

balletbookworm Yep. I always push books for older kids (our book drive benefits the kids at the UI Children's Hospital - bc when people think of sick kids, they think of bald toddlers and not teens with chronic illnesses, etc) 3y
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BookswithTea
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I read some fantastic books last November! #tbt

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TiaReadsTooMuch
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Absolutely fantastic. Donnelly is a matter of historical fiction and creates gripping stories.

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intothehallofbooks
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Historical fiction + mystery = YES I LOVED THIS ✔️✔️✔️

Jo challenges the stereotypical female socialite from 1890 in basically every way. She is smart + headstrong + impulsive: I loved her. I loved her friends too, such an interesting + ragtag group.

I guessed the whodunit early + was correct, but only in part! I couldn't stop turning the last 100-ish pages...so much action + I held my breath a time or two. Enjoyed the audio read by Kim Bubbs💯

saresmoore I'm in. 3y
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While at B&N, they were having a sale, and since we had set money aside for the festival, my wonderful Husband said I could get a few books! Of course, I had to get a classic (Tess of the D'Urbervilles), and bookmarks (Really nice ones of all the Hogwarts Houses' crests), and I also got the first two books in the Summoner Series, The Flame Never Dies, And The Trees Crept In, and These Shallow Graves!!! #BarnesAndNoble #BookHaul #DamnitLitsy

I-read-and-eat Great haul! It's been ages since I've bought so many books in one go 😮 good on you! 3y
melbeautyandbooks Nice haul! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @I-read-and-eat I couldn't believe my luck! All hardbacks and 3 were 40%, I had my 20% off coupon, and my membership which gave me 20% off the other hardbacks, and of course 10% off the bookmarks and the paperback. It was a great day! 🙌📚 3y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings @melbeautyandbooks thank you! I have to make room on my shelves next 😉 3y
I-read-and-eat @BooksTeasAndBookishThings That is amazing! In the Netherlands they can't give a discount on (Dutch language) books. This is due to a law meant to protect writers of less popular books. Which is great.. But a good deal on books might also be nice 😉 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @I-read-and-eat oh wow, I never knew that. That is nice for those authors, but for readers... deals are always such a great thing! 🙌 3y
raelaschoenherr I'm listening to the #audiobook of These Shallow Graves right now! 3y
raelaschoenherr @I-read-and-eat Wow, I never knew that! Fascinating. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @raelaschoenherr It sounded really intriguing! I can't wait to start it 😊🙌 3y
BookNerdBritt Love Jennifer Donnelly! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @BookNerdBritt this will be my first of her! 🙌 3y
BookNerdBritt Yay! I haven't read her middle grade mermaid series yet, but I love her adult and YA historical fiction! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @BookNerdBritt I am sure I will buy more after I read this one! 😊 3y
MSGirlTJ I'm interested to hear what you think about And the Trees Crept in. I read the arc a few weeks ago. Also read the arc of These Shallow Graves way back when and enjoyed it. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @MSGirlTJ I have seen two covers for And The Trees Crept In, and both are just gorgeous! They alone made me want to read it. The flap sounds interesting, too. We'll see 😊 I hope I like them both! Did you only think it was okay? 3y
GirlNamedJesse I just finished These Shallow Graves. It was amazingly good!! 💙 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @GirlNamedJesse I'm excited to read it!!! 😊🙌 3y
Gissy This why I love Litsy!! I can add books to my tbr list!!! I added the The Summoners trilogy and These Shallow Graves!!! 👍 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Gissy I told the Woman checking me out at B&N that most of these purchases were thanks to Litsy. She had not heard of it, and when I described it, she told me that she wanted to get it, but she was afraid for her already declining wallet lol 3y
Gissy I can imagine!! And I followed also your recommendation of monthly book box subscriptions! Well I will be at home on the weekends reading since there will be no money for something else 😊 an exaggeration but if I keep buying books it will be true. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Gissy haha not too much of an exaggeration, I can attest to that because I am not usually buying books since I have the subscriptions, but bday/Christmas/anniversary usually I can. This was a special circumstance which I dearly hope happens again soon lol 3y
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"La strada nell'ombra" e "una voce dal lago" italian version of "These Shallow graves" and "A northern light". Great books of a great wiriter.

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