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Book #9 in the series. Now that I‘ve re-read the series I am not as impressed by this one. While I love the story of Jamie & Claire and all of their family & adventures, I felt like a lot of the book was just fluff. No substance or meat for like 75% of it. Also since the series was fresh in my mind, I felt there were a lot of little inconsistencies that really bothered me. I am still looking forward to book 10!

Better Together: A Novel | Christine Riccio
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My first read of June. Also #9 of #bookspin. So already off to a good start month.

Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here's my June #bookspinbingo card. I've got one down. Currently reading Salem's Lot.

#bookspinbingo - Library Loan #9 TBD
#doublespin - Runaway Ralph


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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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These are the books I‘ll be reading for June 2022.

#8 Plauge Maiden is my #Doublespin

#9 Dead Letters is my #BookSpin

Clwojick Girl Waits With a Gun, and The House in the Cerulean Sea we‘re both great! Hope you enjoy them. 1mo
EadieB @Clwojick Thanks! Looking forward to reading them! 1mo
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I'm late posting my #bookspin stack but looks like the picks are #9 (the tagged book) and ZZ Packer's Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (#8) that I had already picked as my #rememberingjenny read based on her 5 ⭐ review.
@TheAromaofBooks @Centique

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Centique That sounds like a good one! Look forward to your review 💕 1mo
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Taking a Spin | Emily Arrow
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Good morning, everyone! The moment you have all been waiting for!! Our official #BookSpin number is NINE!! Our official #DoubleSpin number is EIGHT!! I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at everyone's lists & am really looking forward to seeing your reviews!

My next post will be the #BookSpinBingo card!!!

My tagging/tracking system has changed this year, so if you didn't get tagged PLEASE let me know so I can add you to the (semi) permanent ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont‘d) tag list! I will post “FINISHED“ when I post the last batch of tags so you can tell if you have been missed!!

Below are a few housekeeping items that I would really appreciate if you took a few moments to read. As always, my new masterpost about both #BookSpin & #BookSpinBingo can be found on my blog - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge - & this link is always available in my profile as well. ⬇
TheAromaofBooks 1. Remember, this is a no-pressure challenge!! You can read one or both of these books. You can bail on them. You can bail on the whole challenge and try again next month. Whatever works!! This is supposed to be fun not stressful!! ⬇ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks 2. I do have a giveaway at the end of the year. Every BookSpin or DoubleSpin book completed counts as an entry!! In the past, I have tracked these myself, but for 2022 YOU are in charge of tracking your own entries!! To help with this process, I have created a Google Form that can be found here - https://forms.gle/X57ePKzuHpsqLjE5A - You can use this Form two different ways: You can update it throughout the year OR you can wait and fill in ⬇ 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) all the information at the end of the year. If you want to be entered in the giveaway you MUST use this form. However, if you do NOT want to be entered in the giveaway but still want to use the form for organizational purposes, I have set it up so that the personal info/address blank is OPTIONAL - so you can use the form without submitting your name/address. If you do not care about the giveaway you do NOT have to use this form at all ⬇ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) There is more information about how the form works when you click on the link and go to the form because I LOVE overexplaining things!!! You are also ALWAYS welcome to ask me questions!!

4. Even though I don't HAVE to see your reviews I love reading them!! So please feel free to tag me in any and all BookSpin reivews!!

5. For the giveaway, DNFs do count!! The goal for #BookSpin is to get a book off your TBR, so if you decide not to ⬇
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) finish it, it's still off the TBR and still counts as a completion in my book!!

6. If you do not finish your #BookSpin/#DoubleSpin book this month it is STILL ELIGIBLE for a giveaway entry as long as you complete it sometime in 2022!! There is space in the form for you both to put down what book you are SUPPOSED to read & then to check off which books you DID read! ⬇
TheAromaofBooks 7. Everyone is welcome to join this challenge!! If you wanted tagged & I missed you, it was completely inadvertent!! Please just let me know that you want to be added to the tag list. You can also let me know if you want to be removed - no hard feelings!! Feel free to jump in & out of this challenge as needed. Also, obviously, getting tagged doesn't mean you HAVE to actually participate!!

TheAromaofBooks 8 & final (FINALLY) - While I don't have time to reply to all of the comments to this post, I do read every one and love seeing which books got picked for you!! I do respond to any direct questions or confusion, so please feel free to ask away if something doesn't make sense or you need some clarifications. Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm, and happy reading!!! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Yay! My 8&9 are a YA duology! Should be able to complete both this month! 1mo
mollyrotondo Unbury Carol and Harlem Shuffle! Two I‘ve been excited to read for a while now! Thanks! 1mo
Singout A Long Way Gone, from Sierra Leone, and Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments. 1mo
staci.reads #Bookspin is tagged. #Doublespin is Black Cake! Excited for both! 1mo
Librarybelle Yay! I have Summer Hours and The Lost Man 1mo
Allylu Yay! It‘s #BookSpin Day! #BS is Hound of the Baskervilles, and #DS is Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer! 🥳 1mo
Lcsmcat Thanks so much for doing this. I got The Lost Man and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. I hope I can get to both! 1mo
DrexEdit Yay!😊 1mo
i.besteph Wooohoo! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Thank you! 1mo
bookandbedandtea Oops I already read number 9 on my list and apparentlyforgot to take it off. 😳 Guess I'll read 10 instead. 1mo
claudiuo Indeed what I was waiting for. My BookSpin is Valis by Philip K. Dick which was on my shelf for a very long time. Thank you so much! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @bookandbedandtea - LOL Sometimes life happens!!! Swapping in book 10 sounds like a great solution. 1mo
ravenlee Ooh, I got Wide Sargasso Sea (also a #roll100 for the month) and Notes from a Small Island. Thanks for starting my day so well! 1mo
robinb Thanks Sarah! I got Swiss Vendetta and Namesake. Looking forward to them. 1mo
Zuhkeeyah I have The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and The Jasmine Throne. Excited to read both! 1mo
marleed I got lucky - thank you! BS=ItEnds With Us. DS=The Lioness (AuthorAMonth) 1mo
Bookzombie Always excited to see the picks! Mine are 9. All The Pretty Horses and 8. The Thorn Birds. Thank you! 1mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Yay! My bookspin is All The Names They Used For God and my doublespin is tagged! 1mo
Librarianaut #9 = Tilly and the BookWanderers. Woot! 1mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! Thanks for making the 2nd of the month...the Best Day Ever! 🙌🏻 1mo
KristiAhlers Yay! Good books for these two numbers! 1mo
AllDebooks Yes, 2 hits from my reading challenges and looking forward to both. 1mo
kellyann28 My bookspin will be 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly 2 books I already have downloaded and waiting on my Kindle! Excellent! Making good progress on that reading goal. 1mo
Clwojick Double spin 1mo
thereadingpal Hello, I've seen this around a lot... Can I join for next month? 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @thereadingpal - Absolutely!! I'll add you to the tag list!! And you're also welcome to play this month, too, if you want - all you need is a list of 20 books, or count off books on your shelf, or whatever works!! Just let me know if you have any questions - either way, I have you on the list for July!! 1mo
thereadingpal @TheAromaofBooks i think I'll join this month as well actually. I made a list of books I want to read the other day (longer than 20 books but eh) and the books that came out with those numbers are pretty short. I'm gonna make a post about it 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @thereadingpal - Perfect!! Feel free to tag me whenever you make a BookSpin-related post!! I also have an end-of-the-year giveaway and all BookSpin & DoubleSpin completions count as entries!! There is a Google Form where you can track your entries if you're interested, which is linked in one of the first comments on this post. 😊 1mo
thereadingpal @TheAromaofBooks idk if i can enter the giveaway because I'm Italian, but I'll participate in the fun! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @thereadingpal - As long as The Book Depository will ship to your country, then you're eligible!! I just have the winners send me a shortlist of books they wish they owned, and pick one of them and have it shipped to them directly so that way the giveaway can be international as well!! 1mo
thereadingpal @TheAromaofBooks Oh perfect, then! thank you :D 1mo
melmes Perfect! So exited :) 1mo
tokorowilliamwallace I mostly listed out one pick from each of the recent hauls I've made recently (which is a lot) so I can get relatively caught-up in what I buy/acquire and reading moods I should get to already and focus on. Lots of quotes from the book I started yesterday coming. 4w
VeganCleopatra I just realized I didn't post my list when I thought I had! Is it ok if I still just take the numbers from the list I made or do you want a late list posted? 🤦‍♀️ 3w
TheAromaofBooks @VeganCleopatra - It's never too late to BookSpin!!! You are definitely welcome to use these numbers. You can post your list if you want to or not if you don't feel like it - no worries!!! 3w
VeganCleopatra Thanks! I can't believe I forgot to post it. I'll post now just for continuance. 3w
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Lisa See is brilliant! This is a terribly wonderful book. It is about two women whose love for each other is all-encompassing, then the tragedies of their lives in Korea and just in life separate them. You just have to read the book to understand. It‘s so good. #44 #BookSpin #9 #BFC22 #BOOKED2022 eco-feminist #2022AUTHORAMONTH March #Pantone2022Colour FragileSprout #Hikeathon

Cinfhen I tried reading this awhile back & couldn‘t get into it! Your review makes me want to try again 😁 3mo
Allylu @Cinfhen I listened to the audiobook which gives perspective. As I said, some of the things that happened were terrible, but I cried at the end because I was so moved. 3mo
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Clwojick I‘ve read so many good things about this author! I‘ll have to check her out! 3mo
Clwojick Thanks! 3mo
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This was a gorgeous book! The illustrations were absolutely stunning! I need to get this book for my shelf.

This was an interesting retelling of Snow White. Snow White was actually the villain while the queen was the good character. I would like to have read more about Snow's background as to how she was a vampire and what was that dark liquid between her legs?
#BookSpinBingo #9 #librarybook

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Book #22 of 2022 & Book #9 of the Sweet Magnolia series, definitely liked this one better then Book 8