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Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries
Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries: A Novel | Heather Fawcett
A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north to study faerie folklore and discovers dark fae magic, friendship, and love, in this heartwarming and enchanting fantasy. Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the worlds first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a partyor even get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog, Shadow, and the Fair Folk to other people. So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, get in the middle of Emilys research, and utterly confound and frustrate her. But as Emily gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Onesthe most elusive of all faerieslurking in the shadowy forest outside the town, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, shell have to unlock the greatest mystery of allher own heart.
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ScrappyMags
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This was a cute respite from my usual reads - mysteries, serial killers, murders, et al. Emily is extremely likable even though she isn‘t likable (INTROVERTS UNITE!!) which makes the story better. I‘m never a fan of perfection. I like my characters flawed and fabulous and that‘s Emily. Full review IG ScrappyMags (I follow book peeps back!)

BookmarkTavern I felt the same about Emily! 💕 9h
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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

This atmospheric story about scholars, Fairies, and a bunch of villagers isolated in a snowy land, pulls the reader in to another realm. Unfortunately, the ending fizzled.

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ShyBookOwl
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Out for an #audiowalk with tagged book. It's a great story to consume outside! I'd love to take it to a forest sometime.

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Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes
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#WonderousWednesday
1) Craig Johnson, Louise Penny, Carlene O‘Connor, Amanda Flower, Heather Weber, Kate Khavari,

2) Right now, the tagged book

3) Craig Johnson, Louise Penny, Amanda Flower, and Carlene O‘Connor (sorry. Choosing one was too stressful. 🙂)

Eggs Wonderful! Thanks for playing 🤗 1mo
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Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes
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1) Fairy

2) Emily Wilde‘s Encyclopaedia of Faeries and Emily Wilde‘s Map of the Otherlands. Looking forward to Emily Wilde‘s Compendium of Lost Tales

#TwoForTuesday

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staci.reads
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I really enjoyed the mc and her adventures in the faierie realm. Her single-mindedness makes for awkward relationships with the humans around her. I loved Wendel Brambleby and his interactions with Emily as well!

ItsAnotherJen Loved this one too! 1mo
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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I loved this book so much! The idea of faerie being real and studied academically was so fun to me, and both scholars definitely reminded me of personalities I've encountered as a grad student / professor. I will certainly be reading the sequel!

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deirdrebeecher
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I was wary of this, so many cosy reads lately I have found too saccerine. But this is in the vein of the Lady Trent books and I enjoyed it a lot. The main secondary character is Irish and I was very pleasantly surprised to find zero hint of stage Oirishness in the book. Strong pick.

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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"remember the trouble you had giving co-author credit to that Welsh shepherd for your paper on faerie mounds? Your peer reviewers wouldn't let it go to print."

? I'm such an academic - this was the passage that convinced me that the seemingly morally ambiguous Emily was actually a good person at heart and not just motivated by her own ambition.

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LittlebearReads
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This is overall a really fun read! I do wish there had been explicit explanation of why eating the faerie food is just fine (since it not being without consequences is a common trope), but otherwise I had a great time reading this one.

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Bellawether

The cold had claws.

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MeJeMiller
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I am the same kind of curmudgeon that Emily is…almost. Another beautiful cover and a book that I was engrossed in. I liked the character interactions. The book read fast.

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TheBookKeepers
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I adored this book & jumping right into the sequel. If you‘re looking for a wintery fantasy with a cute tiny community & creepy yet cute faerie creatures—check this one out. Set in Norway.

What books with a winter setting have you enjoyed recently?

#winter #wintersetting #fantasy #bookreview

Kimberlone I love this book and those illustrations are so gorgeous! 2mo
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rachelsbrittain
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I've been wanting to read this for a while & was motivated to get a move on from #AudLangSpine & @julesg , & I'm so glad because it was wonderful. An academic writing an encyclopedia on faeries travels north for research and is followed by her overeager--& quite possibly magical--colleague. Emily is so delightfully stoic and socially inept, & Brambelby is her perfect foil. What a fun read! Definitely going to have to read the sequel.

@monalyisha

monalyisha I need to get to this soon, as well! Happy to see your review is enthusiastic. 🤗 2mo
Kimberlone I have been re-reading this today during the Super Bowl so that I can start the next book! I 💜 Emily and Wendell! 2mo
julesG 🥳🥳 I'The second book was just published 2mo
julesG Whoops, sent off too early. I wanted to say: I'm glad the #AuldLangSpine list nudged you to read this. 😁 2mo
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Kimberlone
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I made all the snacks (not pictured: nachos and second round of wings still currently in the oven) and now I get to enjoy the game (i.e. read my book) until the half-time show (who else is excited to see Usher?!).

Ignore the book boxes I emptied yesterday when filling out living room shelves.

Bookzombie I‘m not watching the game but I will definitely look up the halftime show later. 🙂 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yeah, yeah, yeah 🎤 🕺🏾 🙌🏻 love Usher! 2mo
Kimberlone @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks he brought it! 🥵🔥 2mo
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Grrlbrarian
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What Super Bowl?

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rachelsbrittain
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Now we're ready for a road trip home from Kansas City. Audiobook for the road tagged.

marleed I hope you had fun. It‘s a great era to be in Kansas City! And Go Chiefs! 2mo
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CocktailsandBooks
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Current situation

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Gorgeous gorgeous girls are a bit surprised when they open up book mail and realise that they ordered book one which they‘ve already read and not the new one…

(It‘s ordered now - and it will match this one)

julesG And the cover matches the carpet. (*duck* 🤭 couldn't help myself) 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, it‘s an aesthetic match! 2mo
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451Degrees
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Emily has spent most of her life reading stories of the small Folk and studying them in the wild corners of the world. She finds herself in Ljosland, a far north village to study the elusive Hidden Ones.
Known for her even keeled academic nature, her research is being threatened by her new found fondness for the town, its people, and the faeries that live there. Really liked the beginning of this one but the end left something to be desired

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451Degrees
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Is there anything better than a cozy chair, a purring cat, and a good book???🥰🥰

rubyslippersreads Two purring cats. 😹 3mo
451Degrees @rubyslippersreads trueeeee! My other one was in his cat tree🤣🤣❤️ 3mo
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kimmypete1
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Bailedbailed

Sadly I could care less what happens in this story. Moving on.

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wildwoodreads
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I finally finished my first book of 2024. Emily Wilde‘s Encyclopedia of Faires was a light and airy read. I loved the characters and the lore in the story as well. Poe is the best character and you will not convince me otherwise.
The only thing I didn‘t completely love was the romance. It fell a little flat for me. But overall, I had a good time with this one.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2024/01/19/emily-wildes-encyclopaedia-of-faeries/

Cupcake12 Love this cover design x 3mo
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Gissy
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julesG Beautiful edition 4mo
Eggs Perfect 🤩 4mo
Gissy @julesG Thank you is from FairyLoot 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💜 3mo
Gissy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! I‘m subscribed to FairyLoot this their edition 3mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Fairies 🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♀️🧚 #NewYearNewBooks 🎆🥳📖

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧚💕 4mo
Darklunarose I loved this book and am looking forward to the next in the series. (edited) 4mo
britt_brooke So pretty! 4mo
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emz711 Wow look at that bookshelf! 4mo
Julsmarshall So pretty! 4mo
Eggs What a splendid display 🧚🏻‍♀️🩵🧚 4mo
Cheshirecat913 Love your book shelf! 4mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Bailedbailed

Bailing. Maybe I'm just not in the right frame of mind for whimsical at present.

dabbe #hailthebail! 🖤💜🖤 4mo
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ItsAnotherJen
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I really really liked this! 🤗
I just love books with magic in them. Finding out that there is another book in the series coming out in a week or two is so exciting. I may have to buy that one.

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angieinwonderland
Bailedbailed

After 5 days I found myself on page 89 of 291 and knew I had to bail. I really wanted to love this. Maybe I put too much "first book of the year" pressure on it but I cannot continue.

BkClubCare I don‘t seem to have good luck with first books… 4mo
angieinwonderland Must be the pressure. Though I had a few 5 stars for a few years in a row, so I guess I was due. 4mo
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wildwoodreads
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I‘m excited to tackle my first tbr of the year. I think I‘m most excited for Emily Wilde‘s Encyclopedia of Faeries. What are you looking forward to this month?

https://wildwoodreads.com

ShelleyBooksie Beautiful photo 4mo
wildwoodreads @ShelleyBooksie Thank you! 😊 3mo
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BirdLaVie
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3.5 🌟 Brimming with folklore and whimsy, this tale is an engaging fairytale adventure. I enjoyed the quirky characters and their dynamics, and my attention was held throughout, which counts for a lot! At times the perspective got a bit tangential, and none of my feelings were stirred, but I had a good time. Also, who can resist that gorgeous cover?! 🧚🏻

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Beachesnbooks
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All of the physical books I read in 2023 📚

Ruthiella What a stack! 🤩 4mo
BookmarkTavern Nice! 💖 4mo
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Jas16
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Pickpick

Such a fun way to end my reading year. Lucky for me the sequel comes out next month!

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Jas16
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It took awhile to decide but I finally picked my last read for 2023 (the tagged book) and decided to start my 2024 reading with one I have been meaning to get to for for years, Beartown. Thanks @BookNAround I love making these very important decisions with you every year.

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BookmarkTavern
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Happy final check in day for #Adventathon ! I hope you all have been having a wonderful season, with the peace and joy you all deserve. 💖

Do you have an author you discovered this month that you are looking forward to reading more of in 2024? Let us know!

Heather Fawcett thoroughly charmed me with the tagged book! Her prose is lovely, and her characters are delightful. I can‘t wait to see what else she will do!

Andrew65 Yes 2 or 3 : Christie Barlow, Rachel Greenlaw and Julie Caplin. 4mo
peanutnine Honestly I mostly revisited a lot of favorite authors this month, but there is one that I really enjoyed and want to check out more of her backlist, Clare Lydon. I loved 4mo
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AnnR Maybe I'll read more of the Sherlock Holmes fanfiction by James Lovegrove. Otherwise I've been reading or rereading a lot of holiday classics by authors I'm familiar with. 4mo
Light_of_Aether I look forward to reading more from the authors of 4mo
RamsFan1963 I read mostly authors I was familiar with, I hadn't read any fiction by Annalee Newitz, but I had read her non-fiction book Four Lost Cities. 4mo
Catsandbooks B.K. Borison of the Lovelight series. And also Helen Tursten, a Swedish author 4mo
TheSpineView My favorite holiday books this month was 4mo
Larkken I didn‘t find a new author per se but I rediscovered how nice it was to read short stories this year, so that‘s fun! (edited) 4mo
BookwormAHN I rediscovered Max Brooks. I forgot how much I enjoy his books 🩵 4mo
kwmg40 I discovered this wonderful series by Umi Sakurai 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Didn‘t read too many new-to-me authors, but I did enjoy this one and would like to check out more of her romances! 4mo
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HeyT
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#BookReport
So I've completely lost track of what day it is for like the last week lol. I did manage to finish one book though (the tagged) and found it delightful.

#WeeklyForecast
My main goal this week is to catch up with ReadingWesteros as I've fallen a bit behind. Work has managed to finally fill the staffing vacancies so I should have more reading time available to me. I also want to finish Black Sun as I've only got around 4 hours left.

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HeyT
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This was utterly delightful. I loved Emily's hyperfixation on the science to the detriment of her social awareness. It was also fun to see her gradually thaw into a more socially conscious person.

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HeyT
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#BookReport

Managed to finish Djinn City this week it was good until the ending. Also made a decent dent in the tagged and Black Sun.

#WeeklyForecast

Goal this week is to finish Emily Wilde and hit three quarters of Black Sun.

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BookmarkTavern
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Good morning! And happy #Adventathon check in day!

What book have you read this month that you would most recommend to your fellow Littens?

I loved the tagged book so much! It was charming, and absolutely perfect for the chill in the air. 💙

@dabbe @Larkken @AnnR @kezzlou85 @Alora @PuddleJumper @JessClark78 @Traci1 @Susanita @Clwojick @TheSpineView @sblbooks @Andrew65 @AmandaBlaze @Bookwormjillk @Read4life @peanutnine

TheSpineView It was a total surprise and so well written. 4mo
kezzlou85 Tricky one but if you like a festive romance than I loved this one 4mo
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JessieKB Sweet and easy Christmas read!!! I enjoyed ❤️🎄💚 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I really enjoyed this one! A feel-good Christmas read! 4mo
sblbooks I'm really enjoying my current read 4mo
5feet.of.fury I gotta go with Legendborn (not sucking up because it‘s your #lmpbc pick haha) I actually already recommended it to someone 4mo
peanutnine I just finished this one and I'd recommend the whole series! 4mo
Cupcake12 I‘ve just finished both of these. Great easy, cosy reads. 4mo
Bookwormjillk A re-read for me 4mo
kwmg40 I just finished a reread of 4mo
BookBr Was a lovely cozy little read! 4mo
dabbe Still my favorite reread every year: lots of short mystery stories! 💙❄️💙 4mo
AnneCecilie I had high expectations to this after seeing all the raving reviews on here and still I was pleasantly surprised 4mo
AnnR Lots of emotions while relistening to an audio version of a children's classic

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Catsandbooks I just finished Lovelight Farms and loved it! 🎄 4mo
RamsFan1963 Hard choice, but I think this was the most satisfying book I've read this month (so far) 4mo
Andrew65 My top recommendation would be 4mo
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BookmarkTavern
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Emily Wilde is intent on documenting the fae happenings in a small town. Unfortunately, reluctant townfolk, a nosy colleague, & a cursed fairy tale in the woods will make that quite difficult.

This was absolutely charming. I kept staying up too late for just one more chapter. This had a great narrator, fun characters, the importance of accurate academic citations, the power of stories, & an enchanting setting. Reminds me of Lady Trent. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

BookmarkTavern Thank you again so much @CloakNQuill for this wonderful gift! 4mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
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OutsmartYourShelf Nice. I've got this one on my TBR for Jan. 4mo
Laughterhp Oo nice! I have this one sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read! 4mo
mom2bugnbee What a gorgeous cover! 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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I loved it—perfect reading for a grey winter weekend. And I have two new favorite characters—Emily Wilde, a scholar who is so curious about the world of the Fair folk she doesn‘t know when to stop—and Wendell Bambleby, a fellow scholar who is always around & seems to know a great deal about the Fair Folk, perhaps even more than Emily does. There‘s loads of witty banter, danger, & mystery in this story & I‘ll definitely continue with the series.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Went to the bookstore to pick up a book…and came home with two entirely different books. 😬 I‘ve started the tagged book and its pace and setting is perfect for some cold, rainy afternoon reading.

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NikkiCureton
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“Never in my adult life had I had someone looking out for me. Everything that I have wanted or needed doing, I have done myself.
And why not? I have never needed rescuing before. I suppose I always assumed that if I ever did, I would have two options: rescue myself or perish.
The whole village, working for weeks. Setting aside their own lives and interests to help me. At first I was horribly embarrassed. But underneath was something…”

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Kimberlone
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After 3 years in a row of hitting my goal of 100+ books, and being consistently behind on the goal throughout 2023, I finally pulled the trigger on lowering my goal to 75 for the year. Some big milestones this year (getting married, buying our first home together) naturally cut into my reading time. I‘m hoping I‘ll be able to get through 15 more books in November and December!

Librariana Congratulations on all those wonderful life events! 🥳💕 And kudos to you for giving yourself grace and making your goal something joyful rather than something that'll give you guilt. You've given me the courage to do the same with my Goodreads goal because goodness knows I'm tryin'! But I'm an easily distracted reader. 6mo
Megabooks Sounds like they were wonderful reasons to read less! 6mo
Kimberlone @Librariana do what makes sense for you! I‘ve still read a lot of great books this year and I am more than happy that the reason my reading has been down is because of much more important life developments! 6mo
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Leftcoastzen I cut my goal down too! Lots of life stuff getting in the way , I feel better with a lower goal. Thanks to @dabbe for suggesting it to me! 6mo
dabbe @Leftcoastzen Reading goals are all about feeling GOOD about yourself! #woohooyou! 💜🖤🧡 6mo
Kimberlone @Megabooks @Leftcoastzen @dabbe definitely happy with my decision…I just kept putting it off until I finally had to accept there was no way I‘d be able to finish 40 more books before the end of the year. I am optimistic about starting fresh in January though! 6mo
teebe 75 books in a year is amazing! 🙌🏼 5mo
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Kimberlone
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This book was so surprisingly enjoyable! On the one hand it‘s a cozy academia story about an introverted professor of dryadology, researching faeries for her encyclopedia-in-progress. On the other hand, it‘s a fun fantasy romp with a slow burn (but fairly wholesome) romance. 4.5 stars from me! Looking forward to the upcoming sequel!

emz711 Oooo I didn't know there's going to be another one. It's on my tbr right now 6mo
Kimberlone @emz711 I think it comes out in January! 6mo
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BookmarkTavern
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@CloakNQuill They arrived in the middle of a bunch of trick or treaters! Thank you again! This was so incredibly thoughtful of you! ❤️

CloakNQuill Glad they made it safely. Happy Halloween! 👻 6mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Currently a bargain on the 🇺🇸 kindle store!

I adored this one!

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sdbruening
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It seems silly when a novel is written in journal form. People don‘t write out whole conversations in journals…but other than that, I loved this book. So many unexpected twists and turns. Fantasy, romance, thriller, and so much interesting detail about this world of the Folk. I enjoyed the main character, Emily. She‘s socially awkward and very smart. The evolution with Bamblebee was interesting. Ending was odd.