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A nice little mystery with plenty of twists and turns. I knew their guy wasn‘t their guy, but that didn‘t change much. Plenty of red herrings and no loose ends! I‘ll be looking for more Matt Goldman books. I enjoy his writing style and diction.
Book #11 in 2023

Northern Lights | Nora Roberts
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#11 of 2023 Pros: Interesting characters. Descriptive setting (Alaska, mostly in deep winter)almost like another character. Believable protagonist. Cons: Too long, made the story drag. Many of those interesting characters didn‘t seem particularly real. Read for a Bookgirls challenge.

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23 #11 pretty sure that Jules is gonna get back together with her husband the Spaniard. He seems cheesy.

Belly of Paris | Emile Zola
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Reading The Belly of Paris after the Chinese New Year feasts is appropriate 😅 I dare not step on the scale now 🫣 Although I‘m curvy and I like it, “a moment on the lips, forever on the hips” rings loud and true!

tpixie Great painting 2w
tpixie Have you read any other of his books? 2w
sisilia @tpixie Yes. I‘m reading the series according to Zola‘s recommended reading order. So this is book #11 😄 2w
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tpixie @sisilia oh interesting. Great project. so is his recommended order different than the publication order? That‘s kind of like the lion. The witch and the wardrobe book order has changed since originally published. (edited) 2w
sisilia @tpixie Yes, it‘s different. I prefer his recommended order as I get to know the characters going down the family tree from the Rougon side to the Macquart side. Let me tag you in my previous post about this (edited) 2w
Daisey @sisilia If you have a post about the recommended order, could you tag me as well? I‘ve read a couple, but not in any particular order, and would be interested to see more about it. 2w
Ruthiella I‘m also reading Zola in his recommended order, but have only read two so far! 😭🤣 2w
sisilia I just did @Daisey 😀It‘s also available on Wikipedia, but I did color coding and put the family tree and the order side by side to make tracking easier. 2w
sisilia @Ruthiella I‘m very slow in this, too 😅 but it‘s ok… Zola is amazing with exception when he‘s feeling mellow and romantic. That‘s when I hit the slumps with this project 🤣 2w
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Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
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Andrew65 Looks and sounds excellent. 1mo
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Roll the Dice | Robbie Cox
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Very excited to try my hand at #roll100 in 2023!! I‘ve made separate lists for print books and audiobooks. My goal is to do one roll from each list every month. Who knows, maybe I‘ll do more (although that is more likely with audiobooks). It‘s only recently that I have enough print books on hand to make a list of 100! Do you see any I should definitely get to?

LeahBergen Yes! The Stone Angel. 👍 2mo
Read4life The Immortalists. 2mo
Librariana I'm with @Read4life - The Immortalists was a very interesting read and I loved the idea behind it. I just recently learned about #roll100 and think I would like to try my hand at participating in 2023. I also have this title on my list 2mo
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BarbaraBB So many good ones! Are they all new you? I‘d say Drive your Plough and Rebecca for sure. I also loved Mayflies and The Stond Angel. The Immortalists was just meh for me. And now I have to find out what #roll100 is and how it works! 2mo
Cinfhen I see a bunch I loved❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️Especially #11 ( although I did audio ) Fun list…very eclectic 2mo
Scochrane26 I love The Great Believers & Oryx & Crake. 2mo
PuddleJumper Good luck! 2mo
Megabooks @PuddleJumper thank for running this!! 2mo
Megabooks @LeahBergen that‘s been on my list from Scott, but I haven‘t gotten to it this year. 🤞🏻 next year! @vivastory 2mo
Megabooks @Read4life @Librariana the immortalists is one I bought in hardcover and never got around to. Hopefully 2023 is the year! 2mo
Megabooks @Librariana @BarbaraBB yes! I hope you do try it. I was so intrigued last year when I‘d see the numbers @PuddleJumper rolled everywhere on litsy, and I just couldn‘t sit out another year! 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I picked up OK this year at the used bookstore, but I‘ve also had the audio for years, but I don‘t usually like short stories on audio. Maybe I‘ll do a combo?? 2mo
Megabooks @Scochrane26 I‘ve been nervous to try O&C. Atwood intimidates me a bit! 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s not really short stories - it‘s more like interconnected vignettes on different community members and the reader is FANTASTIC!!!!! She reads all of ES books!!!! 2mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve just joined the #Roll100 challenge on Storygraph . Beside the prompts there will be numbers? Do I need to make a list of 100 books as well? Never mind, I will. Love it 😂 (edited) 2mo
BarbaraBB Haha I joined the wrong challenge on Storygraph. The not buy books challenge. Seems good too! 2mo
BarbaraBB Now off to find out about her other challenge 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB you make a list of 100 books you want to read (I did books I physically or digitally own) and then at the end of each month @PuddleJumper rolls some gaming dice that can total anywhere from 1-100. I believe she rolls three sets so three books will be chosen each month for you to choose from or read all of. I think the whole idea is to tackle your TBR. 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Suet624 There are so many on your list that I enjoyed: I loved Freshwater in print, Stone Angel, Milkman, H is for Hawk, News of the World, Olive Kittredge. I really disliked Circling the Sun by the way. 2mo
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Roll the Dice | Robbie Cox
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Very excited to try my hand at #roll100 in 2023!! I‘ve made separate lists for print books and audiobooks. My goal is to do one roll from each list every month. Who knows, maybe I‘ll do more?? I read so many more audiobooks that I‘m hoping to make a major dent in this. Some of these have been hanging around since I started listening in 2016!

Cinfhen Impressive list! Lots of titles I‘m familiar with but I haven‘t read/ listened to most of them! Only a handful from this list 2mo
Cinfhen How funny…..I loved #11 from this too!!! And I did listen on audio which was fabulous 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen that is funny, especially since I love 11 because of my birthday! I definitely want to get to sister since it works for #ReadingtheAmericas2023! 2mo
Cinfhen Yup!!! It does work for #ReadingAmericas23 and 11 is a cool number especially given your bday 😁 2mo
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@TheAromaofbooks #November #bookspinbingo #11 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Mysterious, dark academia, character development intertwined with the layers of the murder night being peeled away page by page. Multiple perspectives & time lines. Not big on romance but found myself begging for this one. Especially since it didn't take over the story. Wasn't too shocking at the reveal but didn't take away from my enjoyment. Tysm @MaleficentBookDragon #allhallowsread

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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Chloe‘s father is doing time in prison, accused of six murders. Twenty years later, other girls are missing using the same method as her father used in the murders. A copycat maybe? More than one suspect. I suspected of that character but then I focused on another character. The end was maybe predictable but for me was an interesting twist. The author urgently needs accurate information about forensic psychology as a profession😳🤦🏽‍♀️3.8⭐️

Gissy #Buzzword (dark)
#OutstandingOctober Readathon (3rd book read) @Andrew65
11 reading hours x 10 points =110 points x 10 readathons = 1,110 + 5 other book + 15 points #ScarathlonDailyPrompt +5 points photo + 1 point post = 1,126 points

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
TheSpineView Awesome 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 3mo
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