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The Lightkeepers
The Lightkeepers: A Novel | Abby Geni
In The Lightkeepers, we follow Miranda, a nature photographer who travels to the Farallon Islands, an exotic and dangerous archipelago off the coast of California, for a one-year residency capturing the landscape. Her only companions are the scientists studying there, odd and quirky refugees from the mainland living in rustic conditions; they document the fish populations around the island, the bold trio of sharks called the Sisters that hunt the surrounding waters, and the overwhelming bird population who, at times, create the need to wear hard hats as protection from their attacks.Shortly after her arrival, Miranda is assaulted by one of the inhabitants of the islands. A few days later, her assailant is found dead, perhaps the result of an accident. As the novel unfolds, Miranda gives witness to the natural wonders of this special place as she grapples with what has happened to her and deepens her connection (and her suspicions) to her companions, while falling under the thrall of the legends of the place nicknamed the Islands of the Dead. And when more violence occurs, each member of this strange community falls under suspicion. The Lightkeepers upends the traditional structure of a mystery novel an isolated environment, a limited group of characters who might not be trustworthy, a death that may or may not have been accidental, a balance of discovery and action while also exploring wider themes of the natural world, the power of loss, and the nature of recovery. It is a luminous debut novel from a talented and provocative new writer.
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valeriegeary
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Happy Weekend, Littens! Happy end of January too! I had a productive month. I finished drafting my manuscript. It needs some pretty heavy revisions but I'm happy with the direction it's taking so far. 9 books read this month! Highlighted ones were my favorites. I'm finally over my cold! It only took a week...ha! But hopefully it'll be a year before I get hit with another one. Spending today reflecting & planning for next month. How are you?

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valeriegeary
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It's already Sunday night?! How?! This weekend slipped past me in a flurry! Celebrated a friend's birthday, met up with my IRL book club, & did some snowshoeing! Haven't had much time to read but when I do sneak in a few pages, I'm loving it! Fascinated by how Geni uses the natural world to enhance the mood and tension. I'll catch up with you next weekend, I promise. Close to finishing a new draft so will be in my writing cave all week. ❤️🙌🏻📚

Tamra I really have enjoyed her writing, especially about nature as you noted. 1mo
Texreader What a view!!! 1mo
Cathythoughts Yes , beautiful picture! Stacking this one , sounds really good 👍🏻 1mo
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valeriegeary @Tamra oh wow! I loved this book! I immediately went out and grabbed her second one. Have you read it? 1mo
valeriegeary @Texreader it was such a lovely day! 1mo
valeriegeary @Cathythoughts it was really good! Very atmospheric with a gothic feeling to it. 1mo
Tamra @valeriegeary I bailed on it. 🥴 Wildlands that is.....I was disappointed. (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh dear I bailed on it too @Tamra I was loving it at the start but I couldn‘t get past the little creatures ( my worst phobia ) that made an appearance when she got to the island first. 😳 I just couldn‘t.... (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @valeriegeary maybe I‘ll try another of hers. Look forward to your review on Wildlands 👍🏻 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I liked the Lightkeepers, but bailed on Wildlands. 😆 I enjoyed the atmosphere and nature. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra 😂oh stop !! That‘s books for ya 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts 😜 So true! 1mo
valeriegeary @Cathythoughts @tamra the animals in the Lightkeepers were so intense. I will never look at seagulls the same way again! 1mo
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valeriegeary
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Setting up next week! Hoping for ❄️ so I can stay home & read. I'm almost done with SUCH A FUN AGE (#millenialauthor). Then I'll dive into tagged book which I pulled at random from my TBR Jar in an effort to #readyourownbooks. Tagged book also has seagulls on the cover so that will work for a #booked2020 prompt too! Finally I'll dip into FRIENDING bc making friends is hard but healthy & I want to be better at it. #weeklyforecast

mdm139 Love the Lightkeepers 2mo
4thhouseontheleft We have a lot of rain in our forecast this week, which I prefer, since my daughter still goes to school, but I have an excuse to act like a hermit. 😆 2mo
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bookish_wookish
The Lightkeepers | Abby Geni
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Once Upon A Book Club Advent Edition
Day #5

Today was a mini book light! I love these!

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BooksForEmpathy
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A 2019 favorite. This book was hidden in my bookshelves since 2016, and I am stunned by the treasure. Lately, the city is grey and foreboding; I wanted an escape. This novel delivered me to the astonishing and dangerous (and very grey) Farrallon Islands (30 miles away from SF). I learned about sharks, whales, seals, and birds through the eyes of Miranda, a photographer struggling with loss, violation, and rebirth. I was enthralled. I wanted more.

Tamra It is quite atmospheric! 3mo
batsy I enjoyed this too! 3mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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So my Nana found this for a $1 at a yard sale! I'm going to get so much more reading done now

Crazeedi Yay!!!💗💗 7mo
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Mandigolightly
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GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 9mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Billypar Oh my- a sampling of some very harsh lights! 😲🙈 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve already stacked this book but now I WANT to read it immediately!!! Sounds great 1y
Cinfhen Yes @Billypar haunting images 😬🥺 1y
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KassKho
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Let there finally be light! I‘ve been MIA this past week as I‘ve been in full blown family mode. I don‘t live in the same city as my family anymore so when I visit I go hard! While I was there I finally picked up a light for my library. No more small lamps on the ground

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Tamra
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Very strong sense of place and vivid nature writing, which I really enjoy in a book. It‘s like traveling, but in this case I don‘t have to worry about actual bird 💩. The storyline is engaging, though I was disappointed by the twist at the end because it‘s rather far fetched. 4 ⭐️ Will definitely look out for more by Geni!

monalyisha I‘ve heard great things about this one! 2y
Tamra @monalyisha try it! I‘m going to order her collection of short stories. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I read The Last Animal and enjoyed it! 2y
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Tamra @JanuarieTimewalker13 ohhh, good to know! Means I‘m going to be a little poorer.......😆 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 The cover is absolutely beautiful!!! Check book outlet, you never know! I just bought 9 books and a journal for $16.80, and that included $5 shipping! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Every book was a bargain book. 2y
Loralie I found this book to be very unsettling & still think about the ending! 2y
Tamra @JanuarieTimewalker13 I saw that! 😍 I found one on BetterWorld! 2y
Tamra @Loralie yes, it is. I‘m not convinced about her character. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh, that‘s great!! I donate books to Better World! 2y
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Tamra
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Do not want to stop reading this - engaging setting & writing in this so far! 🌊🐚🦑🦈🐳🐟🦇🐀

batsy I liked this 👍 2y
mdm139 I liked this book and the cover is beautiful. 2y
Tamra @mdm139 @batsy the rodents were a bit unsettling ....... 2y
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mdm139 @tamra yeah I wouldnt be able to deal on that island, I like mice but that is too much 2y
batsy 🐭❌ 2y
Tamra @mdm139 me too, but not with the ground moving. 😧 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Loved this book!! 2y
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I want to finish it now! 2y
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Tamra
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I‘d never have cute shoes like this because I don‘t make it out of the bookstore to shop at a shoe store!😂 https://funko.com/pop-yourself/designer

JoeStalksBeck I can‘t get mine to work🙁 it won‘t save any of my choices 2y
Tamra @JoeStalksBeck that‘s weird - I didn‘t have to save each choice, just moved on to the next category. Then I took a screen shot at the end. 2y
Julsmarshall @JoeStalksBeck It was being glitchy for me too and wouldn‘t save and then all of a sudden it did. 2y
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AceOnRoam Aww don't feel bad @JoeStalksBeck I can't even access the app "this app is not available in your region" ? 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I feel the same way with my clothes! I spend so much time in bookstores compared to clothing. Lol 😂 unless it‘s books, I don‘t like shopping. Great self-funko!!!! 2y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy me too! 😆 2y
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Loralie
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Told through letters to her dead mother, this story is about Miranda, a nature photographer who journeys to a desolate island to live for a year. She is there to photograph the island & lives with the biologists who are studying the wildlife. I read this book in one day, there was for me a sense of unease throughout as we learn about everyone on the island.

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Tcip
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A solid book about the choices that we face as humans. A wonderful effort by Geni and I would happily read something else by her any day. I will say I didn't feel like the book at a strong identity. There was a firm suspense thread in the book that I feel didn't really get its full due. This is juxtaposed to the very melancholy setting of how the past can chain our future. I felt that it would have been better to be one or the other not both 4/5

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RowReads1
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Shortbread and homemade jam. This book is making me paranoid someone's going to swoop down and take my brunch.

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mjdowens
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Vivid and stark imagery of sea life and nature. All takes place on a stark archipelago just off the coast of California. There is a lot of quiet drama both human and animals alike. Natural and unnatural brutality in equal measure for all who occupy this small and stark landscape. There is so much going in this book that it is worth rereading.

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mjdowens
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This! 👊🏻😯

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mjdowens
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Love coming home to more book mail💥📚🤗

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 9! Miranda is a nature photographer on a 1-year residency on California's Farallon Islands, the "Islands of the Dead". Her only companions are scientists studying the fish, sharks, & birds. She gets assaulted. A couple days later, her assailant is dead. She grapples with her connections & suspicions of the others. Then more violence occurs. Considered a unique mystery where everything is blurred. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

JSW I've read this one. It was thrilling! 3y
LeahBergen I recently received this one from the wonderful @elkeo ! 3y
ReadingEnvy This is decent, 3 stars for the story, 5 stars for the setting!!! 3y
ReadingRover @ReadingEnvy I totally agree! I loved the setting. I thought that the story was meh. 😕 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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LeahBergen
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@elkeo I just commented on @batsy 's post about this one a few days ago. It looks amazing. I had to stop reading the first few pages to open my last gift! 😘😘

#NOTSummerSantaGoesPostal
#NOTSummerSolsticeBookExchange

batsy That's wonderful! 📚 3y
swishandflick I loved this book! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I am mesmerized by the Farallon Islands and an old friend is the editor of this book - and he always amazes me - so I hope you like it! 3y
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LeahBergen @elkeo It looks so good! 3y
LeahBergen @swishandflick Oh, good! 👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen @batsy It is! 💗 3y
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batsy
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Hitchcockian Gothic is how I would best describe this book: ghosts, hauntings, paranoia, loneliness, dreams, nightmares, sharks in the waters, & angry birds. Despite frustration with the ending, I enjoyed it. Photographer Miranda goes to the Farallon Islands, also called "Islands of the Dead" by indigenous people, to live with a bunch of reclusive scientists, isolated & cut off from the world. Bad things happen. #laislabonita #junetunz @Cinfhen

vivastory Hitchcockian gothic? Yes, please! Stacked! 3y
Cinfhen Bad things happen 🙈😱😱nope, not for me!!!! 3y
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8little_paws I work with her husband, so I'm really hesitant to read it 😱 3y
LeahBergen I like the sound of this one! 👍🏼 3y
tricours I wanted to like this one more than I did, but I think it would have been better on paper (I listened to the audiobook) 3y
batsy @8little_paws Oh, that's interesting! Yes it can be a little awkward I'm guessing if you don't love it 😅 3y
merelybookish I thought this was kind of forgettable...😬 3y
batsy @merelybookish ☺️ I really liked it but thought the ending made it forgettable, in a way. Didn't quite like how it went nowhere 3y
merelybookish @batsy Yeah. I don't even remember much now and I just read it in December. 3y
rohit-sawant You had me at Hitchcockian gothic! 3y
Wife This was one of my very first posts on Litsy. And I felt the Hitchcock thing too! He would definitely have made this into a movie 🎥. 3y
batsy @Wife Yes he would have made a brilliant movie of it, eh? I'm so sad we'll never see that. 3y
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mdm139
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When your #lularoe accidental matches your new read. FYI this book is really good so far.

Suzze I'm wearing feather leggings today too! 3y
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BilboBookends
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"We may never know what another person is thinking--never truly get into anyone else's head--but photography brings us as close as anything can."

Reagan I really wanted to read this BUT I am afraid of 🐦. 3y
BilboBookends @Reagan-reads I think you should read it! 3y
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Beckys_Books
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Taken off my #tbr shelf for #homebythesea

Cinfhen Sounds good, now it's in my TBR shelf 😜 3y
JazzFeathers Wow! It sounds good 😁 3y
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Hoopiefoot
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Pickpick

I didn't know anything about this book going into it but I've absolutely loved it. It's strange, and mesmerizing, and wonderful.

Jenshootsweddings That's one of my faves from last year ❤ 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I read a short story collection by her that was very good. The Last Animal. 3y
Wife I think Hitchcock would have made this one into a movie 🎥. 3y
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Hoopiefoot @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks--I'll keep an eye out for it. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 You're welcome🌸 3y
Miss_Kim Great quotation! 3y
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bookishkris
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This is Pomham Rocks Light, one of the most random and hidden things in my hometown. We have one of the oldest operating hand-carved Looff carousels in the country, and we have this lighthouse, which I didn't discover until I was 17 and took a wrong turn after dropping a friend off after band practice. All of a sudden I was staring down at the Providence River and the lighthouse. I love that it's there. And I miss my hometown. #lighthouses

britt_brooke Beautiful! 3y
Megabooks Wow! 3y
TheBookAddict Breathtaking 😍 (edited) 3y
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Desha Wow! Soooo gorgeous! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Spiderfelt Stunning 3y
Cinfhen Just gorgeous 💖💖💖 3y
Luv2readbookz Beautiful picture 💕 3y
KimM Wow. Gorgeous! 3y
kspenmoll So so beautiful! 3y
Reviewsbylola So gorgeous! 🌅 3y
Hooked_on_books Good gracious, that photo is gorgeous! 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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First and probably only book birthday present today - most everyone knows I buy too many books on my own so there is no hope of them surprising me - but this one is new to me and looks pretty good! Mysterious happenings on odd moody islands right off the coast where I live? Yes, please!
#221bdayclub

Kalalalatja Happy Birthday! 🎉 I have heard a lot of great things about the author, but I haven't read anything by her, so I look forward to hearing what you think 👍 3y
Anitta Happy birthday! 3y
angrylilasian Happy birthday! 📚 3y
tricours I liked this book, but the audiobook narrator ruined it a bit. I think it would've been better to read it. 3y
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Lacythebookworm
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Current exercise listen. So far, so good! 🏃🏻‍♀️

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slhbooks
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Overall, a good read. Loved the setting - the Farallon Islands - a harsh, rocky archipelago and wildlife refuge off the California coast. There are many of those 'nature isn't always sunshine and roses and cute baby animal' moments. There is a mystery surrounding an assault and the death of one of the researchers on the island. I wish the book would have included a map of the islands. And, my goodness, you don't want be there during bird season!

valeriegeary I picked this one up last week! Great review! Excited to start! 3y
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valeriegeary
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The only kind of retail therapy I know. Thank you Broadway Books for being there when I need you most. #booksmakeitallbetter #readmore #tbr #overthis #getindie

britt_brooke The best kind of retail therapy! 😊 3y
swishandflick The Lightkeepers is SO good! 3y
valeriegeary @britt_brooke kindred spirits 🙌 3y
valeriegeary @swishandflick Looking forward to it, extra excited now that you're raving about it! 3y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post! Beautiful cover! A just-released debut novel receiving lots of praise. Miranda's a nature photographer who travels to California's dangerous Farallon Island archipelago for a 1-year residency. The few scientists there study the animals, particularly the birds reminiscent of "The Birds". Miranda's assaulted & her assailant's found dead later. Then more violence. Accident or murder? Whodunnit? Tense! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

Reagan I'd love to read this, but I am 😳 of birds. The Farallon Islands are my nightmare. 3y
JSW This was a really good read. Very atmospheric. 3y
TNbooklover66 I really enjoyed this one. A bit creepy in a good way. 3y
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ApoptyGina69 I used to fish for salmon all around the islands in the 70s and 80s. There were permanent residents through WWII, but now only visiting researchers. Very surreal landscape! 3y
MrBook @Rjanke Reeeallly ?? Did you see the Hitchcock film? Saw it when I was a kid, freeaaakyyyy! @JSW You had me at "atmospheric" ???! @TNbooklover66 ???????!!! @ApoptyGina69 Awesome ?????????????!!!! 3y
Reagan Definitely due to The Birds! It haunts me to this day. 3y
Reagan I had a hard time reading parts of The Devil's Teeth (Susan Casey). 3y
swishandflick This is an excellent book. Made my top 5 for 2016 🙌🏽 3y
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slhbooks
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#bookishhoroscope Open the book next to you to page 117. The second sentence will predict your 2017.

This will be interesting...I'm pretty skeptical🤔

Cinfhen 🦄👑💗😀 3y
Heideschrampf Haha, i cant wait to hear the story of your spiritual awakening! 3y
slhbooks @Heideschrampf I am always seeking, so I guess this is the year🌠😉 3y
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slhbooks
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I had a short day at work today and the hubby is working tonight so I have some time to read and snuggle with the kitties. Nellie is at my feet, Teddy is on my lap, and poor Louie got cropped by the photo editor. I'm 34 pages in to The Lightkeepers and so far, so good. This is on my TBR so yay for me for getting back to the stack📚📚📚

Eyelit Yay for happy reading and snuggles with the kitties! 3y
LauraBeth Looks cozy 😻😻 3y
Bette 🐱❤️🐱❤️ 3y
Desha So cute! ❤️ 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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"She knows how dangerous the islands can be. She know this better than anyone else."

ReadingEnvy I needed to take a break from the other book I'm reading and this one has cold weather Islands so I'm in. 3y
CocoReads Sounds good! 3y
swishandflick I loved this book SO much! Enjoy! 3y
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ReadingEnvy @swishandflick @CocoReads I was going to read 50 pages and then do something else, but now I'm on page 100.... ha 3y
JenP Love the photo! 3y
batsy I really liked it but felt somehow let down or unsatisfied by the last quarter of the book (but I think I'm definitely in the minority with that assessment). 3y
ReadingEnvy @batsy yeah I think I get that. I love the island and the people drawn there but figured the major plot points out before the dramatic reveal so it left me kinda meh. 3y
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JDHawkins
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Finished this one, bundled up in my jammies while the snow falls outside. This is my first book to check off on my #litsyatoz. It was moody and atmospheric. And Geni's ability to describe the landscape was incredible. Her description of the Sister, a great white shark, gave me chills.

@BookishMarginalia

cathysaid Nice coordination of nail polish with the cover! 💅 3y
JDHawkins @cathysaid Why thank you!! 3y
cathysaid You're welcome. It's a lovely, soothing color! 3y
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Books_Wine_Repeat
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Wow. This book. Wow! This book deals with so many subjects beautifully. Death and dealing with loss, rape and mysterious manifestations on an island inhabited by mostly wildlife. It's touching and heartbreaking and at its core hopeful and determined. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #debutnovel

8little_paws I have to read this. I work with her husband. 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat @8little_paws Cool! Read it! It's really good especially for a debut novel. 👍 3y
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Jess
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Looks like I read 80 books in 2016. Nice! Looking over the list, a couple of themes jump out. It appears that I really like books about groups of people on an island doing their thing. Loved the environmentalism in these two.

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swishandflick
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I'm trying to find an eloquent way to tell you how insanely great this book is, but while I'm still processing all I keep coming up with is STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW!

It's breathtakingly atmospheric, haunting and thought provoking.

Kicking myself for letting it sit on my shelf for months, but so very glad that this was my last book of 2016 - it 100% made its way into my top 5 for the year!

asiriusreader You sold me! 😊 3y
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swishandflick
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Thirty pages into it and completely sucked in. I have a feeling that if I finish this by EOD tomorrow, it'll be a contender for my top 10 list this year! 🙌🏽

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gibbsne
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LastSplash
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2016 was a year of (largely) great reads for me. I've just finished the "The Lightkeepers," and knew from damn near page one that it was at the top of my list. It's the story of Miranda, mid-thirties nature photographer, who is perpetually mourning a great loss. She seeks solace on a hostile island off the coast of California, where the seasons are marked by different marine life. This story is filled with tragedy, mystery, and unyielding beauty.

Suet624 Sold. 3y
slhbooks Needed a reminder about this one. It is somewhere in my TBR list😉 3y
LastSplash @slhbooks Oooh, excellent! I would recommend moving it up- TBR ASAP! It's impossibly good (IMHO). I'm anxious to re-read it after some digestion. 3y
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merelybookish
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So this is my world. Madly trying to get everything packed before Thursday when movers arrive to pack our pod. Listening to The Lightkeepers as I work. It's okay. Reminds me of Lily King's Euphoria, in part because same narrator is doing the audio. But also because it's about a woman working in an isolated location. But this one is more psychological thriller.

Suzze Moving. Ugh. Good luck! 3y
saresmoore You're a champion! 💪 Blessings for a good move! 3y
CocoReads And right before Christmas too? That's champion status right there! Happy moving and Good Luck! 3y
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LastSplash
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Next up... 👍🏼👍🏼

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8little_paws
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Congrats to The Lightkeepers for winning the inaugural ChiRB award for best fiction by a Chicago author. The moderator at this awards ceremony is a trip... he called Chicago "colder than Lionel Shriver's cold white heart". ?

Nonaroo 😂😂👍 3y
BookishFeminist 😂😂😂 I am here for Lionel Shriver humor. The award is well-deserved—I loved this book!! 3y
8little_paws @BookishFeminist I gotta read it soon. I work with Abby's husband. 3y
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swishandflick
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#BookNerdProblems - My biggest is DEFINITELY the never ending stack of books I've bought but have yet to read... even as I continue to add to it compulsively. (This isn't even all of them, I just didn't feel like pulling them all off the shelf. Ha!) 📚 #photoadaynov16

Demanda Read Secret History IMMEDIATELY!!!! It's sooooooooo good 3y
Reviewsbylola You cannot go wrong with The Secret History and American Wife!! 3y
swishandflick I definitely need to bump The Secret History up the list! So many people have said that, haha. @Demanda @Reviewsbylola 3y
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rachellayown
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I'm fighting a cold so I'm wrapping up my #readathon. I put a nice dent in one book and finished 3. I'm too exhausted to say much about this novel, but it's beautiful and searing and worth checking out.

BookishMarginalia Hope you feel better soon! 3y
mauveandrosysky Loved this one. Feel better! 3y
Nonaroo I hope you feel better!! 3y
rachellayown Thanks @BookishMarginalia, @mauveandrosysky, and @Nonaroo! I feel better today after all that sleep! 3y
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Jenshootsweddings
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Third best decision I ever made in life - joining Litsy. This is still one of my top 2016 reads so far. Plus I think it's time to break out those slippers again! #booktober #firsteverlitsypost

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mauveandrosysky
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I couldn‘t put this book down. It‘s gripping, hypnotic, vivid and ominous from beginning to end, exploring the cruel indifference of nature and challenging us to ask ourselves what separates us from the animals. Amid all of this is a central mystery simmering beneath the surface up through the final revelatory pages. Special Bonus: Lots of fascinating info about sharks, whales, seals and birds.

mauveandrosysky Loved this, @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com! So glad I saw you post about it! 3y
OutlandishLit Whoa that cover tho 3y
SusanInTiburon Great review! Thanks. 3y
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mauveandrosysky
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Good quality chocolate + books = 😀 This is from Taza, right near me in Somerville, MA. It's delicious!

BookishFeminist That chocolate looks so good. 🍫 also I loved this book! Very atmospheric. 3y
mauveandrosysky @BookishFeminist I'm loving it too! I can't put it down. 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled SO happy you like it!!! Ive been wondering! Plus, with excellent chocolate = 👌 3y
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