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The House Across the Lake
The House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW meets GONE GIRL in the upcoming sixth thriller by New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager.
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Branwen
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My book rec videos are up for the week! 📚 This time I talk about one of my FAVORITE YA titles of the year so far, as well as two of my FAVORITE thrillers of the summer! Please give them a watch and a like! I really appreciate it! 💙

YA Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEj1bwbtbcI&t=16s

Adult Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU1Ol3XbegA&t=5s

ShelleyBooksie Watched a liked. I LOVE your shirt! "No shelf control" - hehe 3h
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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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😂😂 love it!

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ShyBookOwl
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#AlphabetGame #LetterH @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Sager is always a must read for me but his latest (tagged) instantly made it into my Top 3 Sager books. Kept me guessing the whole time.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Just bought this one!! 1w
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Rachiiebookdragon
Mehso-so

This was a odd read/audiobook to listen to.

3.75/5

Read for:

#LiterallyDeadBookClub2022
#RWDC2022TBRChallenge

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OriginalCyn620
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Read 11 books this month, my favorite being the tagged book. Dark Matter is a close second.
#julywrapup

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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

Bk9 of July & Bk2 of #20in4 #readathon is done! I was a bit surprised by the ending of this one, from memory of his previous novels it was a bit left field, or am I remembering wrong? I still thoroughly enjoyed it, it was a throw down thriller(quick & no chance of reread)but interesting. The setting was amazing though, I‘d love to visit Vermont! #BookspinBingo #Pageathon #CloakDaggerChal

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 2w
Tera66 I just finished this last night too. I really loved it and I was really surprised by it! 2w
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Lizpixie
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Giving the newest Riley Sagar a go as Bk2 of #20in4 #readathon So far it‘s alright, the setting is gorgeous though. I have a huge soft spot for deep green lakes & rivers, most of my swimming as a kid was done in them. I‘ve always wanted to own a lake house with a huge porch & rockers to sit, read or just watch nature in. Sometimes living vicariously isn‘t enough is it?☹️

Andrew65 Sounds a lovey location, and know what you mean! 3w
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ErikasMindfulShelf
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Panpan

Didn‘t care for the twist. I think I‘m done with this author. I didn‘t like his last two books.

MelissaSue81 I agree that the big twist was a bit much. Overall I found it very well done though. 3w
BarbaraBB The longer I think about it the more I want to change my so-so in a pan as well. The alcohol, the twist and those ridiculous last pages when I thought I‘d had it all… 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
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Addison_Reads
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Did I love this one? No. Did I devour it in a day because it's an entertaining read that held my attention and helped me ignore the real world? Definitely Yes. 😀

Sager's newest thriller has a twist that seems to be a bit divisive. Personally, I didn't mind it. The first half bothered me more because it felt like a book that's already been written too many times (alcoholic unreliable narrator).

Overall, I liked it and enjoyed the distraction.

BarbaraBB That bothered me too, as did the twist 😉 4w
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Jemgirl2014
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Well, I liked it! 🤷🏽‍♀️Sager promised us a thriller and he delivered. As for that screwball twist he threw in there: bonus material. 😂

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vivastory
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1) I do, but I don't always like books crammed with plot twists.
2) It seems like the twist is what divides people on this one, but I thought it was great.
3) Peter Swanson & although I have read only one Nicci French I remember being surprised by it.
#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Yeah too many plot twists gets to be a little much. 😅 Thanks for sharing! 1mo
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aperfectmjk
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Today's audiocrafting creations.

Also Riley Sager never ceases to amaze me.

#audiocrafting #acrylicpainting #litsycrafters

AmyG Waldo! 1mo
Gissy So pretty! 😍 1mo
slategreyskies I love these! 1mo
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HeathHof I just saw your feather one on Michigan Rocks, So cool!👏 3w
aperfectmjk @HeathHof I still don't know if anyone ever found it. 🤷‍♀️ 3w
Catsandbooks Love!! 💙 2w
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Redhead_reads
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Panpan

I want to like Riley Sagers books way more than I actually ever do. This is my third and I‘m still finding myself disappointed. 2.5 underwhelming stars. ⭐️⭐️💫

EvieBee Totally agree ☹️ 1mo
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 28/21

It‘s been a great reading week! The tagged one was disappointing to me, the Persephone not as good as most others but the other three were all very good!

Having another week of vacationing and reading ahead of me 💃❤️

Cindy have a good trip to Spain!

Suet624 Your vacation looks wonderful! 1mo
TrishB Love holiday reading ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB Me too! I let go of all challenges and just read what I feel like. I always wonder why I do participate in all those challenges but I can‘t resist them obviously! 1mo
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Megabooks Yay for beach reading! 🏝 1mo
Leftcoastzen Vacationing & reading sounds delightful! Enjoy! 1mo
sarahbarnes Enjoy!! ☀️📚 1mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Fabulous amount of reading 🫶🏼Glad you‘re enjoying 😘 1mo
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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

Well that was surprising. At least the second half. The first one was The Girl on the Train all over again. I still wonder what all the alcohol added to the story.
And then that second half. A plot twist I didn‘t saw coming. Not one I liked per se. But it was an okay holiday read I guess.

(Pic: Remedios, Cuba)

Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous photo! 1mo
sarahbarnes Are you in Cuba? 1mo
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Creadnorthey How do I get to where you are- fantastic backdrop! 1mo
Megabooks Gorgeous photo!!! Sorry the book didn‘t work. 1mo
sarahbarnes Wow, that‘s so cool! 1mo
BarbaraBB @Creadnorthey Get om the plane to Cuba 😉 1mo
Creadnorthey Seems so simple…the time, the time! 1mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Thanks! Have you read it? What did you think? 1mo
BarbaraBB @Creadnorthey I know! I‘d just wish for the Cubans tourism would pick up again after COVID and the Russian war… 1mo
CarolynM Looks like a fabulous place😍 1mo
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abookinherpurse
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Mehso-so

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager caught my attention with its spooky, autumnal setting. The stillness of the lake, the colorful October trees, the creaking of the cabin, the crisp air—these descriptions captivated me and kept me reading.

While I enjoyed the characters, I was taken aback by the paranormal aspect that took precedence. The story flip-flopped several times, becoming so unbelievable, it was hard to digest.

3/5 stars

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MyNamesParadise
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I really enjoyed this one! I really liked the main character Casey. At like 2/3rds of the way through there is a twist that almost made me throw the book at the wall, but I was really impressed with how it was handled & this ended up being a Pick for me. I enjoyed the twist that comes closer to the end too. I want to go back and read Sager‘s previous books that I haven‘t already.

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Leftcoastzen
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This book was similar to putting out a dish of M&Ms and swearing you are not going to grab some as you walk by .A page turning thriller with many twists & turns.People have been split on it ,but I really enjoyed the ride.

LKK526 @Leftcoastzen love the analogy 1mo
Leftcoastzen @LKK526 thanks!😁 1mo
Branwen Yes! Great review! 💕📚 4w
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janeycanuck
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Mehso-so

Well, that was weird.

The first half was relatively slow (we get it - Casey is an alcoholic) and felt far too similar to The Girl on the Train & The Woman in the Window. And then there's a left turn that was just... A little too convenient? I dunno. I don't need my thrillers to be based in 100% reality but I don't want them to rely on "other-worldly" elements, for lack of a better phrase. But if you remove that bit, the twists & turns were good.

EvieBee Totally agreed! 1mo
LKK526 @janeycanuck @eviebee. You said it so much better than I did. 1mo
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LKK526
Pickpick

I read many thrillers and always think I‘m smart enough to think I know where the plot is going. WRONG! This was an absolutely fun read with more twists than the proverbial cliched pretzel. Just the thing to ameliorate those too-high-gas-prices-I-cant-afford-to-eat-inflationary blues.

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Tiffiney
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Mehso-so

This started off promising...then it came to the twist...which was a bit out there, but I told myself to just go with it and see where it leads. I'm still not sure what I think of this book. It had both good and bad...I give it a so-so rating ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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ShyBookOwl
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Back from vacation and trying to find the will to work again. Attempted to set up meetings that would force me into deadlines but it turns out everyone I need for those meetings is now on vacation. Aw shucks... I guess I'll just have to sit back and find out what happens next in Sager's new thriller. 🙃

Aims42 A+ for trying to get back in the swing of things 👍 1mo
BookishMadHatter Can't say you didn't try 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence It‘s ok to lean into the summer vibe! 1mo
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ShyBookOwl @Aims42 @BooksAndYarn I gave it my best shot 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
LKK526 @shybookowpl just go with it. You‘re not called book owl for nothing! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @LKK526 Haha Fair point! 1mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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I love Riley Sager books, I haven't read one that hasn't absolutely delivered until this one. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad book. It's very readable, & there are some excellent twists that practically give the reader whiplash, but the main one is a doozy - the reader doesn't have to just suspend their disbelief, they have to pack in a box & mail it to Mars. 3.5🌟

OutsmartYourShelf I don't want to say too much more in fear of giving anything away so I'll end by saying that it is worth reading, but it's not the author's best book by far.

My thanks to NetGalley & publishers, Hodder & Stoughton, for the opportunity to read an ARC.

#NetGalley

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4266353680
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LKK526 @OutsmartYourShelf Just finished now I‘m waiting for my disbelief to come back via UPS😃📚🚑 1mo
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tjwill
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❤️ That epigraph!

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wildwoodreads
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I hope you guys had an awesome Fourth of July weekend! Ours was super busy, but a lot of fun. And of course, I squeezed in some time to go to Books-a-Million. I love to buy a few summer thrillers to celebrate the long weekend. So here‘s my little summer thrillers haul.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/07/05/a-summer-thrillers-book-haul/

Skyrimir These are the last two that I read. Summer is thriller time! 1mo
wildwoodreads @Skyrimir Yes! I love a good summer thriller! 1mo
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PathfinderNicole
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Fourth of July hammock time!

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Branwen
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Pickpick

HOLY SHIT! 😱

That's it. That's the review! 😆🤣

No, but seriously, this book was AMAZING! THOSE TWISTS OMG! 💕📚💕

marleed Haha - great review! 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😸❤️ 1mo
aperfectmjk 😆👏🤣 1mo
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GingerAntics Epically Great Review!!! 1mo
staci.reads 👏 1mo
vivastory SO. SO GOOD! 👏 👏 1mo
Branwen @vivastory Right?! RIGHT?!?!?! 😱😱😱 1mo
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guinsgirlreads
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Never a dull moment while reading a Riley Sager book.

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Branwen
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Oh man, I'm less than 100 pages away from finishing this and I am loving it SO MUCH! The twists just keep coming and they have me SHOOK! 😱💕📚 I know I say this with each new Sager book...but this one is my new favorite! 😆 I'm hoping to finish it tonight on my balcony with some orange and vanilla swirl ice cream! 😋🍦

Leftcoastzen Mine is still in the little #BOTM box , I may have to start it right away! (edited) 1mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen You totally should! It's wonderful! 1mo
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AmandaBlaze
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The lake is darker than a coffin with the lid shut.

LKK526 @AmandaBlaze The It Girl. “Afterwards, it was the door she would remember” 1mo
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marleed
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Pickpick

The thriller moments were slow to come, but I thought this book was snarky and funny. The whole time I just saw Kristin Bell as Casey because I thought the storyline was perfect for her Netflix series.

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😁😁😁😁 I will literally drop every other book I'm reading the SECOND this comes in!! My most anticipated book of the year!

Twainy I‘m 380th in line, 14 copies, 28 people per copy, wait is “several months”. 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
kplovesbooks @Twainy 😮😮😮 2mo
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wallacereads
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Pickpick

Riley Sager is one of those authors who I can always rely on and this was no different. A killer twist.

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MissKane
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Thank goodness for Overdrive and my library card. I haven‘t been able to find this book in stores but now I have access to the audio book and ebook! Hooray!

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Branwen
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And last but certainly not least, here are my two preorders that arrived today! I'M SO EXCITED OMG! I was torn about whether it not to order the new Sager book since it may be an add on for July's BOTM picks. But in the end, I went for it because I have no chill and really wanted to just read it right away! 🤣💕📚

5feet.of.fury I‘m so excited for House Across the Lake but I have no time 😩 I feel like I need a proper length of time to start binging it. And I got This Wicked Fate as an ebook but I have to finish 2mo
vivastory I'm picking up the Sager today. Can't wait! 2mo
Branwen @vivastory That's great to hear! It's going to be a great weekend! I've just started it and am already hooked! 2mo
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Violetsunrise84
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Today is my 5th year #Litsyversary

ozma.of.oz Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
BoleyBooks 🥳🎉 2mo
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Violetsunrise84
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Started reading this. So far so good. #TheHouseAcrossTheLake #RileySager

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JHSiess
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🏡 𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜 ℝ𝕖𝕧𝕚𝕖𝕨 🏞

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐀𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐤𝐞 by 𝐑𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐒𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫 was born of the pandemic lockdown. Sager escaped for a week to a house on a lake in Vermont where he got Hitchcockian inspiration & wrote “Rear Window on a lake.“ Just go along for the ride: fast-paced, whiplash-inducing plot developments & a twist you will never guess. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸: https://tinyurl.com/47yja6c3

tracey38 I'm looking forward to getting this one soon. 2mo
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JHSiess
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Come on . . . show off your bookshelves! I'm kind of loving my new shelf. it's exactly the same as the one on the other side of the room, purchased with an Amazon gift card from my son. I haven't woven the Xmas lights through the shelves yet, but my pineapple lamp -- which I love -- is shining brightly!⁣ 🍍 Now I need to read all of those books!

𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥? 📖

KateReadsYA I love the butterflies 2mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! ❤️📚🦋 2mo
BiblioLitten I love it! 🦋 2mo
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Tera66 Looks great!🦋 2mo
Ruthiella I love a shelfie! 😍 2mo
marleed It‘s so pretty! 2mo
JHSiess Thank you all! I just couldn't handle the piles of books one more minute & realized I could squeeze another shelf into that corner of my bedroom. 2mo
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vivastory
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1) Daytona Beach FL, several weeks after hurricane Sadie has stranded a skeleton crew at an amusement park. They have separated into tribes into the various areas of the park as they await rescue for weeks & devolve into increased violence.
2) Echo Wife. So good!
3) Riley Sager's new book. I'm planning on buying it release date. Word on the street is it's one of his best!
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs The tagged sounds really intense 😊📚😳 2mo
vivastory @Eggs It does! I've heard it has Rear Window vibes 2mo
Eggs Love Rear Window suspense @vivastory (edited) 2mo
vivastory @Eggs It's one of my favorite Hitchcock movies 2mo
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR🤓📚 #boleybooks #rileysager #thehouseacrossthelake #bookbeast #bookjoy #netgalley #bookbuds
What are you reading? 😊

5feet.of.fury I‘m so excited for that book! 4mo
BoleyBooks It‘s soooo good!!😍 An unexpected twist awaits 🙌 4mo
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