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Mexican Gothic
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a darkly enchanting re-imagining of gothic fantasy, in which a spirited young woman discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico
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KCofKaysville
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Good horror novel of a family mansion on a mountain with dark secrets. I liked it but it could have been a little shorter. It is not really the type of thing I usually read. Noemi goes to retrieve her cousin Catalina but gets sucked in herself. I could see it being made as a movie.

Maria_Pulver Yeah, the book is a bit too long and sometimes the plot goes astray. But it would be perfect for a movie 2d
KCofKaysville @MariaPulver Just needs some editing right? 2d
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KCofKaysville
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Starting a novel found at a Free Little Library. I will give it a shot!

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lil1inblue
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Eggs Lovely 💜💙💜 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf! I love this cover 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
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Morr_Books
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Started this book club read today and am enjoying it so far. If anyone is interested in discussing Mexican Gothic, please feel free to join our free virtual book club. RSVP here: https://meetu.ps/e/MW6qT/zxXbQ/i

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ElizaMarie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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My March #WrapUp of my 5🌟reads :)

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ElizaMarie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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my #MarchPick for my #BookBracket2024

March also beat out my January pick (but... it was a close call there)

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ElizaMarie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I really enjoyed this book! The author's use of "Caravaggio" as a descriptor created a vivid and immersive atmosphere. Reminds me of my times in Mexico growing up. ??

Author is #POC

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ElizaMarie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Might be able to finish this one during my #HyggeHour. Just got everything ready, mostly documents, for my first day of work tomorrow. I haven't worked since November 30th, so hopefully, orientation will go well.

I'm going to read in bed under my heated blankets with my babies adding some weight to my legs 🩷💜🐶🦞

#HyggeHour
@AllDeBooks
@TheBookHippie
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@jenniferw88

Chrissyreadit 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 3mo
AllDebooks Hope your 1st day back is ok x 3mo
Crazeedi Sending great vibes your way Eliza!! 3mo
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ElizaMarie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Getting my second infusion today. It‘s going well so far and I‘m able to read a bit :) ~~~ this was part of the Anthology 2023 collection 💜💛💜

Deblovestoread Hope all goes well! I really needed to see number 3. 3mo
ElizaMarie @Deblovestoread Thanks! This infusion was way better/more manageable on my body. I had less of the aches I had the first time around and could read a little. I browsed through their Anthology 2023, which had some great poetry and pictures of artwork by the patients, family, and Hematology/Oncology center staff. 3mo
dabbe Hope things go well! 💚💙💚 3mo
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ElizaMarie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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One chapter in and maybe it's due to the weather, but I'm feeling Texas-home sick right now. I think I should buy an indoor bougainvillea plant to liven up my space. This picture is the image that comes to my mind when the main character's home is described.

#BIPOC author

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ElizaMarie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I've been meaning to read this one for a while now. Joshua and I went to Mystic recently and found this super cute bookstore (Alice's Little Haunted Bookshop), and I had to pick it up :) The store had such a great vibe!

Anyway, this was one of many books I bought here.

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Doppoetry
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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It's almost the end of February so it's time to post this #2024bookbracket (the template is made by @/CSeydel, it's only fair to credit them)

I will be posting these every 2 months 👀

lil1inblue So cool! May I play, too? 😍 4mo
Doppoetry @lil1inblue I don't see why not! The template is available here:

https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2685819
4mo
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Doppoetry
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This book was so atmospheric and chilling. It didn't feel much like a Gothic novel of yore but it was a unique spin on the subject.

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Doppoetry
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#Bookreport

📚Currently reading:

📕The Goblin Emperor - A chapter a day.
📕A Storm of Swords - A chapter a day
📙Lord of The Necropolis - Reading before bed.
🎧Mexican Gothic - Evenings
🎧Night of the Hunter - From time to time.

Progress:

I got food poisoning over the weekend so I didn't read or finish anything, though I had a really productive week reading. I'm either finishing Mexican Gothic today or tomorrow.

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Doppoetry
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#Bookreport

📚Currently reading:

📕The Goblin Emperor - A chapter a day.
📕A Storm of Swords - A chapter a day
📙Lord of The Necropolis - Reading before bed.
🎧Mexican Gothic - Evenings
🎧Night of the Hunter - From time to time.

Progress:

I've finished 2 books this past week! Liked Piranesi a lot more than Thornhedge. Looking forward to continuing MG and finishing it this week as well.

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DebinHawaii
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#LuckyInLove

Perhaps this book belongs in “unlucky in love” but I love this cover with its #Bouquet as there is both beauty & subtle menace in it. 💐

Eggs Agree about the cover 💐🥀❤️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This cover 💜💐 4mo
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Maria_Pulver
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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The book comes with all the tropes of the genre: slow suspense, a creepy house, lecherous men, and a female antagonist. It also connects to other books in the genre, creating a sense of camaraderie with likeminded readers. Deeper themes are subtly addressed: women's lack of independence, power abuse, social inequality. Though, character development falls short, as the protagonists remain almost unchanged #told_by_a_woman #womenwiters #moderngothic

SamAnne Great review. 5mo
Maria_Pulver @SamAnne thanks 🙏 Getting it under 450 symbols was a struggle 5mo
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Maria_Pulver
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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It‘s a nice turn how a character that loved “Wuthering Heights” and “Jane Eyre” is now a subject of a gothic mystery herself. The main heroine and most of the other heroes bow to these two books here and there as well. #womenwiters #told_by_a_woman #moderngothic

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JMPemberton
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This book IS worth the hype. A beautifully written gothic novel about a haunting of a family in a creepy dilapidated house at the top of a treacherous mountain. If you like Rebecca or Jane Eyre, then you will like this. It is creepy, captivating, disturbing, and I couldn‘t put it down. Not my usual genre, but it is so well done that it didn‘t matter.

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JillR
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

Another creepy, weird read - can you tell I tried to do some spooky Halloween reading but am a bit behind? The title sums up the feel of this, which I enjoyed. The creaky old house in the Mexican mountains, the rain, the mist, the odd family who barely speak. But when it took a turn to the weird - the dreams, the fungus, the mushrooms - I just wasn‘t feeling it and nearly gave up. A satisfying ending but I‘m not sure this genre is for me.

TrishB I bailed on this one so well done for finishing! 7mo
squirrelbrain I finished this one (as I nearly always do! 🙄) but didn‘t really like it. 7mo
JillR @trishb @squirrelbrain I very nearly bailed halfway through but was having a stressful work week and thought my mood would spoil anything new I started, so I may as well plod on with this one 😆. I didn‘t hate it, but was fairly unimpressed overall… 7mo
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WaterVixxen Since it was an audio book, I didn‘t bail - but thought about it. Fell asleep at one point and didn‘t feel like I missed anything 7mo
JillR @watervixxen the fact you could sleep through some and not miss anything 😆 7mo
WaterVixxen @JillR I know! LOL 😂 7mo
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JoeMo
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

I appreciated the author‘s effort in this story. I feel she was rather successful in creating a creepy setting filled with strange individuals and mystery. My issue is that the big plot twist and reveal just didn‘t work for me…to the point I just wanted to make it through the final hour or so of the book and move on with my life. I get why reviews are really all over the place for this title.

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cant_i'm_booked
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

A socialite leaves her bright urban life in 1950s Mexico City to check on her newly-wed cousin, who has sent an ominous message regarding her husband and his family‘s rotting (and haunted?) mansion she is sequestered in, off in the mountainous countryside. A good effort to infuse the Gothic novel with new blood, but the book still misses its mark.

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mjtwo
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Panpan

22-25 Oct 23 (audiobook)
Decided to get into the spirit and this was in the audible spooky sale. I should have recalled my undergrad frustration with those novels read in Peter Otto‘s Gothic Fiction.
The premise was truly bizarre - set in 1950s Mexico, our feisty young heiress is sent on a mission to rescue her cousin trapped in a haunted mansion from ghosts - real or imagined.
If you like gothic novels, you would probably love this. Not for me.

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iread2much
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

This was uneven, a lot of the early choices don‘t make a lot of sense but the plot twist was much more interesting than I thought it would be.
Noemi is sent by her father to check on her cousin who sent a distressing letter from her new husband‘s house. Noemi is surprised by her cousin-in-laws house and family and must discover if her cousin is experiencing mental distress or if there is a darker secret.
2/5 starts slow, better ending

dabbe Oy! Those fuzzy feet! 🤩🐾🤩 8mo
iread2much @dabbe they are quite fuzzy and large too 8mo
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reading.rainb0w
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A young well to do
Not given mush room for choice
Upholds her morels

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Yoo, this was so fun!!! And grotesque! And creepy! Thoroughly enjoyed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Favorite quote: "We thoughts monsters and ghosts were found in books. But they're real, you know."
#haikureview

JamieArc I like the vintage look of this cover! 8mo
reading.rainb0w @JamieArc me too! 😄 8mo
Reggie Lolol love the word play. 8mo
reading.rainb0w @Reggie haha thank you! 😆 8mo
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reading.rainb0w
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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ADHD hyper focus mode today - worked on this for ~10 hours while finishing up Mexican Gothic and starting back up with Ghost Summer. I'm in the mood for some spooky/creepy/horror/thrillers. Throw some recs my way if you've got any! 👻👀
#LitsyCrafters

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mspixieears
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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“Noemí‘s father said she cared too much about her looks and parties to take school seriously, as if a woman could not do two things at once.” (ch 4)

I couldn‘t get a good image of my right hand‘s entire mani (also matching the book) and thought this quote quite apt, hehe.

Twenty years too late: finally seeing the allure of crackle-effect nail polish.

dabbe Love your nails! 🧡🎃🧡 8mo
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Simona
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

Noemi is on the mission to check up on her cousin, which is married to a man who is very disliked by Noemi family. Big pick for creepy atmosphere and descriptive, vivid prose, but big pan for final reveal of the haunted house.

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mspixieears
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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But it isn‘t like you should have to make up your mind about everything at twenty-two, she thought. There was no point in telling her father that. He‘d taken over the family business at nineteen. By his standards, she was on a slow course to nowhere. (ch 1)

Some spooky weekend reading chunks planned for this weekend (with matching distracting mani).

Charityann Love your nails!!😃 8mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 8mo
SamAnne Love the nails withh the book! 8mo
mspixieears thanks all, it‘s been so much fun forcing myself to be creative in another bookish way ☺️ 8mo
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K.Wielechowski
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

When the MC gets a suspicious letter from her newly-married cousin, she goes to visit and finds a dilapidated mansion full of more questions than answers.
I wanted to like this one but the first 2/3rds of it dragged. I struggled until the final third which was fantastic. Definitely had Fall of the House of Usher vibes.

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jen_hayes7
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I was so late to this party! I read this in one sitting. Totally didn‘t expect what was revealed. I‘m also glad I waited until spooky season to pick it up. #huey #catsoflitsy #readharder

peanutnine What a cozy kitty 😻😻 8mo
Ladygodiva7 Your cat looks like my cat!! 🧡 8mo
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Simona
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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My idea of how to spend free day … I will be on the couch all day with the exception on the afternoon - when I have to pick up my library‘s holds. What a glorious day! Hope your day will be/is nice too ♥️

julesG Enjoy! It sounds wonderful 8mo
batsy Perfect! 8mo
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Meshell1313
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

This reminded me of Poe‘s “Fall of the House of Usher,” since the house itself is an important character. Our FMC goes to help her newly married cousin after she falls ill. Her cousin‘s husband and his family has a crazy family history and the house and surrounding area plays a major role in this story. I kept trying to guess the cause- vampires, werewolves, etc.. and was surprised when it was actually revealed. Still, the story dragged. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DebinHawaii
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#SummerEndReadathon #Rushathon

I have had this book in my #TBR for ages now so I am glad I finally managed to read it when it came up as an option in the Kindle Summer Reading Challenge. I do enjoy a creepy & atmospheric gothic tale & found myself caught up in the story. While it dragged a bit in the middle, the ending brought the tension & I really enjoyed it. I may not think of mushrooms as positively for a while.🍄😱 😉 I loved the author‘s ⬇️

DebinHawaii …essays on gothic fiction & history & the interviews that were in the back of the book. 9mo
TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 9mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 9mo
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DebinHawaii
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#RushAThon #SummerEndReadathon

Another crazy week & the next one will be as well.😬 After running my errands today I treated myself to a poke bowl from a little place close to my neighborhood. This one is miso ahi & Hawaiian salt ahi with tempura flakes on top. 😋

Finally getting to this book on my TBR forever. It‘s part of my Kindle Summer Challenge so I need to finish it in September.

TheSpineView Looks yummy! 9mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
LeahBergen Tempura flakes! I was wondering what that was. Yum! 9mo
Larkken Yum. I think I miss the poke the most 🥰 9mo
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paisleyjess
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I like the Gothic revival and the additional info in the back felt like a little college course in the genre which was neat!

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AlysonCB
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A very good gothic tale set in 1950's with historical and mystical elements. Creepy and unique with a very likable and charismatic heroine. Read somewhere they are making a tv show, which will be a good watch 👻

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rambiepaige
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A little poolside reading ☀️

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Chittavrtti
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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One third of 2023 has passed. These are what I have read completely this year, so far:)

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Chelseabillups30
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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$5 on Chirp until Thursday!

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IndoorDame
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Eggs ❤️💐🖤 1y
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Blueberry
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Halfwayish through...dang, this just took a wild turn.

@NataliePatalie

NataliePatalie Hahahah told you! 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures LoL. Love it, hope you are enjoying. 1y
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CaliforniaCay
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Thanks so much @AmyG for the lovely surprise! I'm very excited to read this one! I'm so grateful to have been a member of #LitsyLove for 5 years and the Litsy community for 6 years 🎉🎉Such a positive, generous, caring group of people 🥰💙📚💙📚

AmyG Enjoy! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 1y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#WomensHistoryMonth #Recommendations
10of31 fiction

I still think this is one of the most gorgeous covers of a book. A historical fiction book with a thread of magical realism. SMG is such an interesting writer, all of her books are different from the others. She has such a talent for story telling.

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jamield1911
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Creepy, suspenseful and unique.
This was a page turner, and I loved the revamp of the gothic genre. Noemí was an extremely likeable heroine, and you're rooting for her throughout.
The book is being adapted into a TV series and I think it will be visually stunning.
A great book to read around the fire on a cold evening, it would be a good Halloween read.

Saknicole I can‘t wait for the adaptation! 1y
jamield1911 @Saknicole it'll be so striking. The colour palette will be gorgeous 😍 1y
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Cazxxx
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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@ozma.of.oz

My favourite genre is Gothic🦇

WJCintron Gothic horror!! Or Gothic Romance 🙌🙌 1y
Cazxxx @WJCintron I don‘t like romance but everything else Gothic-yes! 1y
BookmarkTavern Definitely have this on my TBR! Thanks for sharing! 1y
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MaCa
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Pickpick

A refreshing setting-upper-class Mexico- & an eye-opening backdrop of British colonialism there, which I found out was real. I prefer gothic to horror & there was too much of the latter, but the gothic tone of the opening was good. Noemí was obtuse, as heroines in such scenarios have to be. The pregnancy-like effect on the central male of the substance at the heart of the plot was subversive & that substance is suddenly EVERYWHERE in pop culture!

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Blueberry
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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It's that time of year again!! #CanadaReads2023! This is the shortlist.

@NataliePatalie

NataliePatalie Hey I've actually read some of them! 1y
SamAnne A friend who works in a bookstore recommended Greenwood to me and I‘ve been trying to get to it forever. All these books are on my TBR—or I‘ve read them! I‘m south of the border but I plan to join in! 1y
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