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Weyward
Weyward: A Novel | Emilia Hart
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2019: Under cover of darkness, Kate flees London for ramshackle Weyward Cottage, inherited from a great aunt she barely remembers. With its tumbling ivy and overgrown garden, the cottage is worlds away from the abusive partner who tormented Kate. But she begins to suspect that her great aunt had a secret. One that lurks in the bones of the cottage, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century. 1619: Altha is awaiting trial for the murder of a local farmer who was stampeded to death by his herd. As a girl, Althas mother taught her their magic, a kind not rooted in spell casting but in a deep knowledge of the natural world. But unusual women have always been deemed dangerous, and as the evidence for witchcraft is set out against Altha, she knows it will take all of her powers to maintain her freedom. 1942: As World War II rages, Violet is trapped in her family's grand, crumbling estate. Straitjacketed by societal convention, she longs for the robust education her brother receivesand for her mother, long deceased, who was rumored to have gone mad before her death. The only traces Violet has of her are a locket bearing the initial W and the word weyward scratched into the baseboard of her bedroom. Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, WEYWARD is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world.
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mrsbrink
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This book kept popping up as a recommendation but I was leery. I typically don‘t enjoy fantasy or sci-fi. I do love books about history, family, and generational ties so I gave it a try. This book is enthralling. The uncanny is definitely a major character but it‘s done in a way that I enjoyed.

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Julsmarshall
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So good! Thrilling, magical, beautifully plotted and the prose just sings! I didn‘t know much going in and loved being surprised so I won‘t say much. But if you like witchy, feminist, nature-filled stories, pick this one up! #BOTM #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

LeeRHarry Loved this one too. 😊 3d
ShyBookOwl Gorgeous cover 3d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2d
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Julsmarshall
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Is there anything as lovely as reading on a rainy day?

KateReadsYA Perfect book for a rainy day :) 3d
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BooksNBowls
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Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, Weyward is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world. 5 stars! (Peep this awesome special edition!)

RosePressedPages LOVE those sprayed edges! 6d
Texreader What a gorgeous book!! 6d
tpixie Lovely edition!! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Gorgeous 💚 4d
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KateReadsYA
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𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓬𝓸𝓷𝓷𝓮𝓬𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓫𝓮𝓽𝔀𝓮𝓮𝓷 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓪𝓶𝓸𝓷𝓰 𝔀𝓸𝓶𝓮𝓷 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓶𝓸𝓼𝓽 𝓯𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓮𝓭, 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓶𝓸𝓼𝓽 𝓹𝓻𝓸𝓫𝓵𝓮𝓶𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓬, 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓶𝓸𝓼𝓽 𝓹𝓸𝓽𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓪𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝓽𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓼𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓶𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓬𝓮 𝓸𝓷 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓹𝓵𝓪𝓷𝓮𝓽.
~ 𝓐𝓭𝓻𝓲𝓮𝓷𝓷𝓮 𝓡𝓲𝓬𝓱

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KateReadsYA
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Enjoying a peaceful day

RaeLovesToRead Purdy jigsaw! 1w
dabbe A fall puzzle, too! You know you live in AZ when you're doing fall and winter puzzles. 🤩🍁🤩 1w
KateReadsYA @dabbe Exactly 🤣 and I'm hanging it up in my hallway so eberytime I pass it I can dream it's fall all year round. 1w
dabbe @KateReadsYA 🤩🤩🤩 I need to harness your positive vibes. 🤗 1w
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peaKnit
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Enjoying some #hyyge a little early today, chores and a bike ride in the can. Does it have to be Monday already though? #midsummersolace

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Bookish_Gal
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Phenomenal story. Especially as an audiobook- 3 voices. Three varying timelines was something I thought would be an issue. It was not. Those three went along together very nicely. Alva, Violet, and Kate are not so different after all. They are all of the Weyward family name. Who were affected by a man who ruined their life. The ending crescendo of their story, of Kate‘s present story, I felt deep her desires and pain.

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Kitta
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Three interconnected stories of women who are related, set in 1619, 1942, and 2019. The women face challenging scenarios and navigate their way through with the help of their connection to nature.

I devoured this and read it over the weekend, pausing for a bit to sleep.

A bit predictable, but in the way that was pleasing for me.

Trigger warnings for: rape, domestic violence, miscarriage, and more.

#BOTM #BOTY finalist

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Jen2
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So good!!!!

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Clare-Dragonfly
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This book felt slow to me at first, despite opening on Altha on trial for witchcraft and Kate working to escape an abusive relationship. The writing style feels cozy (as do Kate‘s circumstances for a while). However, it picked up toward the end and I was riveted. I loved the way the lives of these three generations of women echo and entangle with each other. I do wish there had been more magic, but it was wielded in a satisfying way. CWs 👇🏻

Clare-Dragonfly Domestic abuse, on-page rape, abortion, and lots of insects. 1mo
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Kitta
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Reading on the balcony!

Listening to the sweet sounds of construction across the street 😂

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Clare-Dragonfly
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I got in some extra, unplanned reading time this morning, since Magrat absolutely refused to let me get up.

Ruthiella Cat‘s just trying to do you a favor! 😹😻 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Circlefloof!!!! 🥰🥰 1mo
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Cathyloves2read
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I fell for the hype. I was so excited for this book, but (in my opinion), it didn‘t live up to everything I‘d heard about it. If I‘d stumbled upon this book before the hype, I may have liked it more. It wasn‘t a bad book, just “so-so”. I absolutely love the book art on the cover. I found the relationship between the 3 main characters to be a bit disjointed. I am glad I read this book, even if it bored me at times.

wanderinglynn The cover is beautiful. I‘ve so far resisted picking it up because the last hyped book I picked up was an utter disappointment. 1mo
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JillR
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A great read that I gulped down in two days (in the garden in the sunshine, what a treat). Three stories about three women across three very different times, with the thread of witchcraft running through each. I enjoyed each story, more so as the connections slowly emerged. I don‘t always enjoy the back and forth style of a dual/multiple timeline, but here it worked perfectly 🐦‍⬛

LeeRHarry This was a great read 😊 (edited) 1mo
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twinkletoes74
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In the present day , Kate flees a traumatic relationship.
In 1942, Violet rebels against her father's wishes.
In 1619, Altha is on trial for withcraft.
Three women they try to cage, but Weyward women belong to the wild.

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DebinHawaii
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#SpringSkies

I usually don‘t agree with most of the Goodreads Choice Awards winners & often haven‘t read a lot of the nominees, but this year I had read quite a few & these three #AwardWinner titles for Science Fiction, Fiction & Weyward for both Historical Fiction & Debut ended up on my Best of 2023 lists too.🥇🏆 👑

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t love Yellowface.. loved the other two! 2mo
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Eggs
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"Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us."

#OneWordTitle

#SpringSkies

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

DebinHawaii Loved this one! 💛💚 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 💚 2mo
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kellock
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Really enjoyed this one. Three great stories.

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Melkyl
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I really enjoyed this pick from #BOTM. I enjoyed the way it went to different time periods to tell the story of three different women from the same family, and then how it tied all of the stories together. I enjoyed reading about their strengths and connection with the natural world. The book was very engaging, and I was always excited to read it. In addition, just look at the cover!

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kellock
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Next up . . . Not going to lie, drawn to the cover

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Kitta
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#BOTM day!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Weyward is so good!! 💚 3mo
Kitta @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so excited to read it! 3mo
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WildAlaskaBibliophile
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I'm currently reading the tagged book so it immediately came to mind for this prompt. So far I'm loving it! #naturalitsy #litsolace #FridayNightShare @thebookhippie

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Lindy
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A soft pick: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The excellent audio production, with three readers to perform the three storylines, kept me engaged while listening to this feminist tale of witchcraft magic that links women in 1619, 1942 and 2019, even though I wished for more nuance in the vile male characters and a less predictable plot.

monalyisha I know your review is less than stellar so it‘s a funny time to stack this…but I keep forgetting to add it. 🙈 3mo
Lindy @monalyisha I am in the minority in not completely loving this. It won the Goodreads award for Best Debut Fiction AND for Best Historical Fiction. 3mo
monalyisha @Lindy Everyone seems to love it, for sure. I wasn‘t immediately sold based on the description but now I need to know. I‘ll be interested to learn if I‘m with you or the masses! 3mo
monalyisha I *have* really loved Alice Hoffman‘s books in the past; this seems like it‘s sort of in the same vein. 3mo
Lindy @monalyisha Yes, it is in the vein of Alice Hoffman. I used to enjoy her writing but my tastes have changed. 3mo
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WildAlaskaBibliophile
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“Kate is staring into the mirror when she hears it.“
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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BekaReid
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Took advantage of the absolutely gorgeous evening with a walk through the park and this audiobook ☀️🦆🎧📚

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BekaReid
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Spending a cozy evening reading with Edgar

RaeLovesToRead Awwww Edgar!!!! 🥰🥰🥰 3mo
BookmarkTavern So cozy! 💖 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
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thinkflowersandpuppies
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Couldn‘t put this down. The story follows the lives of three women each with their own story to tell. Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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monkeygirlsmama
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⭐⭐⭐⭐

Weyward was an incredibly exciting book comprised of 3 intertwining stories taking place across the span of several hundred years. Initially I was a bit worried the back and forth shift between timelines/characters would get to be confusing; however, it never was. Each chapter was devoted to one of the main characters; meaning the stories didn't really overlap but for in succinct manners here and there where it was still clearly delineated.

AmyG Thanks for the review. I just ordered this one from BOTM. 3mo
monkeygirlsmama @AmyG I really enjoyed it; hope you do too! 3mo
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monkeygirlsmama
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Today's #libraryhaul. Went in to grab Weyward from the holds shelf. Ended up also leaving with The Lost Boys and Everyone Here is Lying. 😆📚

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LiteraryHoarderPenny
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Fantastic! If you like audiobooks I highly recommend the audio.

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BeeMagical
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Book 21📚 3.2⭐️

On the lower side for a pick only cause it isn‘t my typical genre so I wasn‘t super into it. But it was still a really cute and powerful story, told in 3 parts by 3 Weyward women throughout time.

🐦‍⬛🐦‍⬛

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Kitta
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Anyone read Weyward? It‘s a #BOTM #BOTY finalist and I want to know if it‘s worth getting!

JamieArc One of my favorites of last year. Really liked it! 4mo
LeeRHarry Read this last Jan and it remained one of my faves the whole year. 😊 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes! Loved it 💚 4mo
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Kitta @JamieArc @LeeRHarry @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks so much! I think I‘ll get it next month then or hopefully a friend has a copy! 4mo
BookNerdMama Couldn't put it down!!! 3mo
Kitta Just finished it and wow 🤩 I loved it. @JamieArc @LeeRHarry @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookNerdMama 1mo
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Lenamarcela339
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 5mo
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Littlewolf1
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Choosing my top read of January was a little tough this month. I had three 5 ⭐️ reads that are each incredible in their own way. In the end, I choose Weyward. Not because it was better, more powerful or stronger writing then the other two, but because I felt a little more connection to it. #BookBracket #BookOfTheYear. FYI… I don‘t know who created the bracket, but thank you 😊

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m using this bracket too and I‘m very grateful for the extra spaces for when I‘m torn between books. @CSeydel created this one. ☺️❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved Weyward! 5mo
Littlewolf1 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm yes, it is a great bracket. I kinda feel like we need one for our least favorite books now to… just saying @CSeydel 😁. No but for real love this… thank you for putting together. 5mo
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Littlewolf1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks right! It was just so a powerful and beautifully written story. 5mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Ooh, I didn‘t even think about tracking my least favorites! 🤔 That would definitely be interesting. 5mo
CSeydel Oh no 😬 … but maybe 🤔 5mo
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Marmie7
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My February #Bookspin I had a great January. Hopefully, I can keep it up.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 5mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Absolutely beautiful writing and story. I loved the varying timelines of the different women and how it all came together. This truly was a magical read about strong women who overcome so much in their lives. I loved this book and can definitely see why it was so popular when it came out. Definitely another top pick from me.

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
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Littlewolf1
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5⭐️ I loved this story! There are some trigger warnings, but it‘s such a powerful witchy feminist story. It follows three women who go through so much adversity but power through it. It‘s just beautiful! And while I thought the ending could‘ve been a little stronger, overall, the story was just wonderfully told. This was also my #BookSpin completing both books for #BookSpinBingo this month.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 💚 5mo
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Allthebookclubs
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The stories of three women intertwined and decades apart but connected by blood and a history of violence and anger from their communities and the men who were supposed to live them. Dark and tragic, but full of richness and magic of these strong women. Loved this one! Book #3 in 2024

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Nessavamusic
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#12Booksof2023 My March favorite was Weyward, which won some Goodreads awards too.

Andrew65 Not heard of this one. 6mo
Nessavamusic @andrew65 Magical Realism Witchy Historical 6mo
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Littlewolf1
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I‘m so sorry ladies… I have been dealing with some severe vertigo for the first time ever, and haven‘t really been able to look at my phone or anything much. I received my gift, I loved it, and I am truly thankful for the thought put into it. #Yuleswap

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon! Vertigo is awful 😞 6mo
Littlewolf1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it is, I wouldn‘t wish this on anybody. But thank you so much I appreciate it. 6mo
BookwormAHN That sounds horrible and frustrating. I hope you feel better soon and have a great rest of the Holidays 🤍 6mo
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wanderinglynn Awesome! But I hope you feel better soon. ❄️ 6mo
Roary47 We need to read that together. 6mo
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon. ❤️ 6mo
MidnightBookGirl I‘m glad you felt well enough to post and I hope you get a lot better so you can read! I had so much fun picking thinks out for you, and so glad it got there safe. 6mo
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BookMaven9
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️absolutely stunning debut! I can‘t believe this is her first book. The author effortlessly weaves together 3 timelines. Don‘t let the cover fool you. This is a brutal story with sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicidal ideation. It‘s tough!

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“Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us.”

#Birds
#HumbleHarvest

Love this beautiful book!! ✨💫

Eggs Great book 🍁🍂🍁 7mo
mcctrish It is so good 7mo
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BarbaraJean I clicked through and discovered that I‘ve read exactly zero of the books nominated. 😂 Usually there are at least some I‘ve read—enough to feel like I can vote in a few categories—but not this year! 🤷🏻‍♀️ I guess I have some TBR work to do… 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BarbaraJean I have a lot of them, but haven‘t read them yet 🫣😬 7mo
mom_of_4 I voted 7mo
peanutnine I'm sad they got rid of the middle grade and graphic novel categories this year 😔 I loved getting recs from those lists 7mo
marleed I‘ve read a pile of the nominated books and was able to vote in all but two categories. I might change a couple votes when I take a closer look. 7mo
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BookishBelle
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Here are some options for #LMPBC #GroupF. Let me know what y‘all think! @Readergrrl @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Endowarrior21

MrsGagnonreads2024 Any of those is fine with me I have not read any of them. 8mo
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Readergrrl I‘ve read Secret Society and Weyward. Loved them both! (edited) 8mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I‘ve read Irregular Witches (it‘s delightful). Have not read any of the others! 8mo
BookishBelle Thanks y‘all! I‘ll choose Half a Soul and get started as soon as it gets here. @Endowarrior21 @Readergrrl @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks 8mo
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I so related to these women who loved bugs and were considered “weird” or different. My great aunt named me “bug lady” when I was a child. Plus this cover art is gorgeous. I wasn‘t amazed at the writing, and I think I‘ll forget most of the plot and specifics about the characters, but I‘ll remember the feeling this gave me: a cottage-core, nature-loving, Secret Garden vibe. 3 Weyward women (in different times) escape terrible men in a cottage.

Megabooks I enjoyed this too! 8mo
JamieArc I recently read this and agree with you - I‘ll probably forget the details and plot, but there essentials that will stick with me. 8mo
LeeRHarry This was my favourite read in January - definitely loved the vibes! 😊 8mo
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Who knew mixing apple cider and ginger beer made such a good drink? Throw in some bourbon and you've got the perfect #poison to finish off some last minute #scarathlon reading.

#AutumnPlease @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @catsandbooks #BatBrigade

Eggs Oh how fun! 8mo
Catsandbooks Ooo yum! 🧡 8mo
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DebinHawaii
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Read for #Scarathlon & during a bunch of readathons, noted in comments. I have had this one in my #BOTM TBR for a while so I was happy to get to read it. While not really spooky, I enjoyed this story of 3 generations of Weyward magical women.

It netted me 2880 points for #ScarathlonWordSearch + 20 points & an extra 15 for using it in a photo challenge + 1 participation point means 3016 points for Team #SpookyGhostClub 👻🖤👻 ⬇️

Texreader Beautiful cover and sounds good! 8mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 8mo
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Clwojick Glad you enjoyed it! I have the audiobook, but haven‘t gotten to it yet. Love the cover 🍐💚 8mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇🧡 8mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 8mo
Andrew65 Love the cover 👏👏👏 8mo
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Bookbuyingaddict
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Iv read a few books this month which have been slightly blah 😑 and disappointing I expected Weyward to be a lot spookier than it was , more a mild psychological thriller I‘d say with past ties to witchcraft so not quite the spooky 👻 Halloween 🎃 read I was after but still an easy page turner