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Big Summer
Big Summer: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner is back with a powerful tale of friendship and forgiveness set on Cape Cod during the disastrous wedding of an old friend.
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Rachel725
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Great twist and great narrative. Loved the plot and this author

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Mogoeg
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I mean, it's a Jennifer Weiner novel. It's not going to be a transcendent literary experience, but like a good home-cooked meal (heavy on the delicious delicious carbs) & a mid-priced bottle of red wine, it's going to satisfy!

This one is an odd duck - Weiner takes on Insta & Influencer culture, with some success; her take on a Gen Z narrator is not *quite* as successful but mostly works - Daphne is an appealing MC.

A soft summer pick.

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JHSiess
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⛱Book░Review🌊

Bestselling author 𝐉𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝗪𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫 set out to write a frothy beach read, but was surprised at the direction 𝐁𝐢𝐠 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 took. It's a thought-provoking look at female friendships, body image, & the contradictions between real & virtual life, as well as an engrossing mystery. But you should still throw it in your beach bag. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸: https://tinyurl.com/2p99huvt

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RenePenn
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I am enjoying this audiobook, and for the most part the narrator is great… BUT she has this annoying way of pronouncing words with t‘s as d‘s. It is SO annoying! Cotton = codden, forgotten = forgodden, etc. Argggh! 😂

MicheleinPhilly Is the narrator a Philadelphia native? I hear that a LOT and it drives me batty. Even my beloved news anchor does it - “Baldimore, Walder.” 1y
RenePenn @MicheleinPhilly I‘m not sure… lol. I need to check on that. 1y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I gave it 34% before I returned it to the library.

I'm in a bad reading slump.

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Elizabeth2
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This is a good beach/summer read. Light, fun, quick, a little sexy. It‘s rom com with a mystery twist. The twist is a little jarring, but I was invested in the story enough that I was able to overlook the more contrived nature of the mystery. Includes some commentary on social media and how people fake it a bit (or sometimes a lot) online. I give it 3.5 stars that I rounded up to 4 in my app because it did give me some feels. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 ❤️📚

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Elizabeth2
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Favorite reading spot, good book, delicious coffee. ❤️📚 #frontporchsittin

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Ahw06
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This book was a combo of two of my favorites, romance and thriller / mystery. I loved the transition in the book from one genre to the next and how it covered the more difficult parts of loving yourself and realizing how good you really do have it. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good romance but also wants to be caught up in the suspense of a thriller / mystery.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Smartypants
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After a few heavy reads, I was happy to read something light-hearted, though this one did have a bit of mystery. #chicklit for the win!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Thank you Denise for this book! I love her books 💛 so sweet of you to think of me 💗 I hope you had a great first day of school 🏫

#LitsyLove

Dcueto Enjoy and feel better ASAP!! 1y
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Elizabeth2
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Last night of vacation. Sad to leave the beach. Even with sucky weather, we‘ve had a great week. Starting this one as we wait for dinner to grill - smells divine!

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Ahw06
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Starting my next read on the #Kindle and I wanted to show off this gorgeous case 😍

EvieBee Gorg! 1y
Ahw06 @EvieBee thank you! ☺️ 1y
wanderinglynn Beautiful cover! 😍 1y
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Ahw06 @wanderinglynn thank you! 😊 1y
Mommamanzi It matches our houses perfectly. We should probably just share it lol. (edited) 1y
Ahw06 @Mommamanzi 😂 it really does! We can totally do that! I already try to claim Pie 😂❤️ 1y
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rebbyj
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Better than expected.

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KathyWheeler
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I really liked this story of a plus size fashion Instagram influencer and her former high school friend. What I had trouble with was the ending. While the rest of the book was perfectly believable, that ending just seemed so improbable.

Readswithcoffee I agree. 1y
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meglynn86
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I finished this book at the end of last week!
What a great read. I don‘t know why I let it sit on my shelf for a year before reading it. It was a cute story and it gave me some of those summer feels.
#bookspinbingo

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coffees
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I have a coworker who lends me books soooooo this is the latest one!! I've heard mixed reviews but I figured it would be a quick read. Lots of fashion stuff so far, interesting in a "yes I'll observe over here while also not entirely understanding everything" lol #fiction #amreading

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erinachu
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I loved the beginning, with the relationships between friends and lovers and families. I didn't like the second half. The twist was shocking and totally unexpected, but then as they started to figure out who did it, the book just seemed like a landslide. Conclusions were drawn that, honestly, didn't make sense with the information given. Jennifer Weiner knew how she wanted the book to end and had trouble conveying it in an organized way.

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Kappadeemom
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rsteve388
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#LitsyLove Members time.for the LitsyLoveSummerSwap!

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7eYJJ293nN8xLoisbVb3ss42QxbDxRu25MM2u...

not a member of #LitsyLove? Like to write letters? You can sign up! See the form.for details.

@Bookgoil @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Bookwormjillk Thanks 🤩 2y
AmyG Yay! Thanks! PS....there is an error in the directions...says to enter if you can ship a pkg to be received by March 15...below the dates. You‘ll see it when you read. (edited) 2y
rsteve388 @AmyG Shoot thanks for catching that! 2y
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AmyG Ha...that‘s a reader for you! No problem. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll wait to repost until the date is corrected 💗💗 2y
rsteve388 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will fix it tomorrow. 2y
Bookwormjillk I signed up but got a weird error message. So I signed up again. Sorry if I‘m in there twice! 2y
Crazeedi @rsteve388 @Bookgoil I'm on vacation during that time and it's crazy pre and post vacation getting ready, so I have to pass on this swap😥 2y
rsteve388 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Form has been corrected. Thanks to @AmyG for pointing it out 2y
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EclecticBookLover
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I am loving this book. Just the palette refresh I need. I read HungrybHeart by Jennifer Weiner and lived it, but I haven't read any of her fiction. I haven't be this excited about a book in a long time. Iooking forward to diving into the rest of Weiner's blacklist. Plus I love the cover artwork.

Scochrane26 My favorites by her are Good in Bed and Little Earthquakes. I haven‘t read all her books but have read these at least twice. 2y
EclecticBookLover @Scochrane26 I'll have to check them out! I just read that Mindy Kaling is going to be in and I think produce Good in Bed. 2y
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erinachu
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#bookreport and #weeklyforecast
🎧 The Knockout Queen - done. Perfectly sad, and emotionally overwhelming.
📚 The Golden Compass - still 75% done. I haven't touched it at all this week 😓
🎧 Big Summer - 50% done. The curve right in the middle of the book was jarring. I thought this would be a nice book about friendship...
🎧 Tuesdays with Morrie - up next. #bookspin
🎧 The Library Book - up next. #doublespin

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MelKelsey
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I listened to Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner, a novel that lacks clarity of purpose; it begins as a coming-of-age/self-love story, but, surprisingly, becomes a murder/detective mystery with a romance thrown in near the resolution. Gratingly, the plot is reliant on social media. Not for me. ⭐⭐

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samantharoberts
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I was really enjoying this book up until about 50% through. The concept was cute and the storyline was fun, but the mystery part of it wasn‘t so great. I would have liked it better if they went with the style of the first half of the book!

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SolitaryBookLover
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Big Summer ~ Jennifer Weiner. I decided to read this one after listening to a podcast featuring Jennifer Weiner. It‘s my first of her books and I have to say, I was not disappointed. The mystery side was fine but I found the Instagram content riveting, how to build a platform and all that goes into it. Just seems like such a lot of work! Great, fun read with some important messages around body image and self love

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Christinak
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Next up: A beach read for a cold rainy day.

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audraelizabeth
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@TheAromaofBooks #doublespin I havent decided where im putting puppies for dummies.
#readharder a fat positive romance
This was not what i expected and im glad i stuck it out. I definitely feel it is worth a try.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
audraelizabeth @TheAromaofBooks Thank you, im hoping to catch up some more this weekend since im off tomorrow. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Sounds good!!! 2y
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ItsAnotherJen
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I was pleasantly surprised at how good this book is! Not what I expected at all. I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but that's extremely difficult to do for real. The way this book looks, isn't how it is. To me, it looked and sounded (by the title) like a fluffy beach read. It's not all fluff and sunshine. I enjoyed it so much I had a hard time setting it aside! Apparently I need to read more by Jennifer Weiner.
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Scochrane26 My favorites by her are Good in Bed & Little Earthquakes. 2y
sb3626 I had felt the same way! Definitely a wonderful book! 2y
Kloves2read I am a huge fan of Jennifer Weiner! Good in Bed is my favorite by her! It‘s funny, yet heartwarming. I didn‘t want it to end! 2y
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Kangaj1
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I bailed after about 75 pages on my #bookspin. I heard it picks up after the 50% mark, but I did not enjoy it enough to wait. @TheAromaofBooks Glad to cross it off and move on!

MallenNC I liked this one but that‘s what you have to do if a book isn‘t working for you. I am still learning that. But there are too many books waiting to read one that you‘re not enjoying. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Always good to get one off the list!!! 2y
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Kangaj1
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The tagged book is my #bookspin and Just Us is my #doublespin, which I have already started reading. Pixel is interested in it too. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Redwritinghood
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What starts as a book about class status and online influencer culture abruptly turns into a murder mystery. A little romance is also thrown in to muddy things up further. 2⭐️

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Nikki_E
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I loved this book. I have been disappointed in the last few books I have read by Weiner, but this more than made up for it, such a fun book.

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Nikki_E
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Halfway through listening to this and it is getting really good!

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Judybskt
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I haven‘t read a Jennifer Weiner book in a while. This one was perfect to get back into her. It had a little bit of everything. I love that it was a mystery tied in with issues surrounding social media.

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Lauram
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This book was fine. I don‘t know if my reading preferences have changed or if I‘m still in a pandemic funk. Tank/Ivan wasn‘t impressed either.

Crazeedi Beautiful kitty😻 2y
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Judybskt
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#booknbath #bathnbook

I have a book hangover from finishing Her Last Flight. But I‘m starting this any way.

This week has felt so summery during the days. I‘ve been able to work in my gardens every day. 🌸🌼

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Kshakal
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This book was not what I expected at all but I loved it! A great read with an even better mystery!!

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candc320
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While I‘ve been reading Jennifer Weiner since her first book, Good in Bed, came out I‘ve missed the last few. Big Summer reminded me why I enjoy her books so much! This was a quick mystery that has Weiner‘s great combination of humor and heart. While I admit getting somewhat aggravated with the main character‘s habit of focusing not only on her own physical issues but everyone else‘s, the overall story kept me entertained. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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janeycanuck
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While I was not expecting this to turn from chick lit (I know, I know... we‘re not using that phrase anymore but I don‘t know what else to use!) into a mystery half way through the book, this was entertaining and a great summer read.

rachelm I really liked this one 2y
janeycanuck @rachelm Made me want to finally pick up Mrs Everything which has been on my shelf for a year! 2y
rachelm Oh you won‘t regret it. 🥰it‘s less light but so good 2y
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janeycanuck
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Hello #SeptemberTBR! I got tonnes of reading done in August and expect the same this month so I‘m hopeful this stack will be seriously dented in 30 days! I‘ve got my #pemberlittens read of Pride and Prejudice (plus Jane Austen‘s letters that I‘m trying to read in time with when the books were published), a few #15books15weeks still remaining, some buddy reads, a bunch of leftovers plus four more added to the stack to try to #readmyowndamnbooks.

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Bookwormjillk
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This was good mindless entertainment. I‘ll warn you though if something seems familiar when you read it in this book don‘t google it because you will end up spoiled.

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lissafraser
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I have never read this author before. So I was not sure if I would like this book. I loved this book! The main character Daphne is the most relatable character since Stephanie Plum. Being a “big woman“ myself I completely understand her inner dialogue.I loved the big twist in the middle of the book. My only complaint is I think it should be a series! Read this book!!

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Skeebies05
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Cute. I love Jennifer Weiner. Not my favorite of hers but I read it pretty fast. I wanted more of an escape not a reminder of how much the real world sucks. But it was cool. Honestly I haven‘t loved much of anything lately- could just be my mood 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Omg! @SimonSchuster and Chico‘s did a book lovers contest on book lovers day! And I won! I get a free book and one of these outfits from Chico‘s! Thank you @SimonSchuster and Chico‘s!

candority That‘s so cool! Congratulations 😊 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @candority Isn‘t it?! I still can‘t believe that I won! 2y
LibrarianRyan Nice. Now decision decision decision. 2y
Chrissyreadit Congrats!!! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @LibrarianRyan I was so surprised! Yes, decisions to be made. :) @Chrissyreadit Thank you. 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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I love Jennifer Weiner and this book did not disappoint me. I thought it was really fun and the mystery kept the story moving quickly. I liked the characters and how they had so much depth and back stories. This was definitely a fun book with a lot to keep you interested!

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JenReadsAlot
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Friday night plans!

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Michelle505
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I‘ve read all of Jennifer weiners books so of course I read this the first week it came out. It was definitely a different writing style - murder mystery but I do enjoy the cape cod background. It was good but not her best writing.