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Ghosts
Ghosts | Dolly Alderton
A smart, sexy, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about ex-boyfriends, imperfect parents, friends with kids, and a man who disappears the moment he says I love you. Nina Dean is not especially bothered that she's single. She owns her own apartment, she's about to publish her second book, she has a great relationship with her ex-boyfriend and enough friends to keep her social calendar full and her hangovers plentiful. And when she downloads a dating app, she does the seemingly impossible: she meets a great guy on her first date. Max is handsome and built like a lumberjack, he has floppy blond hair and is a financially successful accountant. But more surprising than anything else, Nina and Max have chemistry. Their conversations are witty and ironic, they both hate sports, they dance together like fools, they happily dig deep into the nuances of crappy music, and they create an entire universe of private jokes and chemical bliss. But when Max ghosts her, Nina is forced to deal with everything she's been trying so hard to ignore: her father's Alzheimer's is getting worse, and so is her mother's denial of it; her editor hates her new book idea; and her best friend from childhood is icing her out. Funny, tender and eminently, movingly relatable, Ghosts is a whip-smart tale of relationships and modern life.
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Well-ReadNeck
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MoseleyBoy
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An apt title for Halloween but based on a modern type of ghost rather than the traditional kind. An insightful book on the current dating scene from a female perspective which would probably class this as chick-lit but there is much here that men would also identify with, not least the scenes where the protagonist deals with her father's progressive dementia.

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mcctrish
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It was a crazy week. I just want to sit here and be left alone.

Magpiegem That mug is everything!!!! 3mo
AmyG Sounds perfect.enjoy. 3mo
KathyWheeler Sometimes that‘s needed to recharge yourself. 3mo
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mcctrish @Magpiegem it really is, I had a friend in another town track it down for me cuz I needed it so badly 🤣🤣 3mo
mcctrish @AmyG it‘s touch and go 🤦🏻‍♀️ so far my husband has stalked around cuz he can‘t find his work pants he swears he put in the wash WEEKS AGO. They are not in the wash anymore and he does the folding so it‘s out of my hands now. They he circled back to ask my plans for the day. Now he wants to talk about something in the paper 3mo
mcctrish @KathyWheeler it sure is 3mo
AmyG Ha. Sounds like my husband. 😂 3mo
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Bookalong
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4🌟 I quite enjoyed this book, and Alderton's writing was great! I thought how she used the idea of ghosts and applied it to Nina's life was so clever. Like how as people get older and evolve in life they leave ghosts of their former selves, if that makes sense. It was very reflective, and especially true for Nina's father who has dementia. Alderton really captures dating and life in today's world quite well. #bookreview #bookstagram #bookblogger

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mcctrish
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I saved reading this until I got my hands on this mug

DimeryRene Perfect 👻👻 3mo
Sharpeipup Adorable! 3mo
BittersweetBooks Super cute!! 3mo
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mcctrish @DimeryRene it‘s amazing how basic it is and yet has so much cuteness 3mo
mcctrish @Sharpeipup I was smitten at first sight 3mo
mcctrish @BittersweetBooks there is no end to books and mug combinations that I covet 🤣🤣 3mo
Sparklemn I love it! 3mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Loved this as an #audiobook Nina is dating again after a breakup and these are her single 20 something adventures. Told with great empathy and good humor. #ARC

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KarenUK
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Ignore the synopsis that calls this a romantic comedy. It‘s not that. It‘s much more a story of a modern millennial life, of friendships, dating, career, and aging parents. It‘s sharp, funny and yes a bit generic at times, but also really enjoyable.
It‘s got a very London vibe, making it relatable for me despite being a generation older than Nina. She‘s flawed, sometimes behaves badly, but in mostly believable ways. (Review continued in comments)

KarenUK I‘ve seen her called immature and unlikeable. To me, she‘s just a young-ish woman, dealing with her stuff imperfectly. It makes me feel sad, that if as readers we can‘t be empathetic to an imperfect human, even a fictional one, then somehow we‘re doomed!
The ‘ghosts‘ of the title are men who disappear, but it also refers to the heartbreaking story of her father‘s progressive dementia.
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KarenUK And it‘s this part of story I sadly found most relatable. The author handles this part of the story so perfectly. She‘s also great on the bits about single and/or childless women, and how this can affect female friendship, on how it feels when friendships change, as we take different paths at different speeds. Sometimes feelings get hurt, and that‘s ok. 5mo
KarenUK I hate the description Chick-Lit (and hate “Women‘s Fiction” even more) but if this is it, then it‘s a really good example of it. #pop21 #gemmineralorrockintitle @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft (edited) 5mo
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TrishB Great review 👍🏻 stacked- definitely made me want to read it. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I just purchased this the other day for 99p. 5mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly oh I must have missed it! Didn‘t check everyday on holiday. 5mo
KarenUK Bargain! It‘s definitely worth 99p! 😂 @TrishB @MicheleinPhilly 5mo
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KarenUK
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This sentence really hits home for me….. 💔

TrishB 💔❤️ 5mo
CarolynM 💔 5mo
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KarenUK
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Love that equation 💕🙃

AlaMich 😂 5mo
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Sara_Planz
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I kept hearing about this one so I‘m starting this next.

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Moray_Reads
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Mehso-so

Surely everyone in their 30s isn't this childish? No-one I know is. Mildly entertaining but I soon got quite tired of the melodrama and the constant judgemental attitude of the narrator and other characters @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks I've also been reading some books lately where I'm having trouble decide whether the characters are 35 or 15 😬 7mo
Moray_Reads @TheAromaofBooks it's a Shane because I find the author likable and insightful in her column. Maybe she just depends so much time dealing with the people who write in that it's skewed her perception of the 30-39 population! 7mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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Loved Dolly Alderton‘s nonfiction (tagged in comments) so I jumped at the chance to download this #arc of GHOSTS from #netgalley. I believe it is released in the states in August. I‘ve been seeing this one pop up here in Litsy and I‘ve been looking forward to getting my hands on it! So far it is very British which I very much enjoy 😊

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Andrew65
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Book 6 finished for #FabulousFebruary and #DoubleSpin book for February.

Took me a long while to get into this book, but then did enjoy it. Quite an emotive book looking at dementia and it‘s effect on the family, & Nina trying to find a relationship using a dating App. Nina was treated quite badly in this book following her experience on a dating app. Loved second half of the book, but then just petered out in my opinion. Needed a better ending.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 11mo
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Thanks 😊 11mo
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emmaturi
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I picked up these books from the library yesterday. I have a week off work now, so I will read one of these. #tbr

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Bookworm-87
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Mehso-so

I love Dolly on the High Low and liked her first book (Everything I know about love) so I wanted to like this much more than I actually did. A quick, easy read but not a book I'll think about again.

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Oryx
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Thanks so much for the book and the HUGE chocolate bar Jess @jhod

I am really excited to read this one - think it will be perfect Christmas reading.

And thank you for the card - I shall write back soon.

#jolabokaflodswap thank you for organising @MaleficentBookDragon

PS your detective work on my email address was correct... 😬

squirrelbrain The book looks great - and it was a question on the Penguin book quiz wasn‘t it?! Enjoy! 13mo
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