Tepid historical fiction with unlikable characters in this fish-out-of-water novel. Three feckless and privileged young Americans travel to a village in the Scottish Highlands to find the Loch Ness monster. Because of the journey, Gruen‘s main character, Maddie Hyde, realizes what a monster her husband Ellis is and discovers her true self in this foreign land.
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My little group of books I read for #Booked2022 from July - Aug - Sept. Hey folks - just a couple of hours to go before we close the drawing for this season! Don‘t forget that each book read counts as an entry.
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My #Booked2022 Quarter 3 recap. I have 5 more to go before it's complete.
❄ 3 These Violent Delights #SetInChina
? 9 A Grain of Wheat #AuthorBornInAfrica
? 10 Tailwinds Past Florence #MakeYourOwnPrompt "Written by someone with whom you've shared a meal"
? 16 Her Fearful Symmetry #AboutSisters
? 17 After We Were Stolen #NewIn2022
? 18 Last Summer at the Golden Hotel #SetInAnInnLodgeOrHotel
? 21 All Systems Red #AHopePunkNovel
A beautiful, thought-provoking book on the place for grief and pain in our lives, and on people who are particularly attuned to those feelings as well as to joy and love. Not a self-help book, but still one that encourages insight and practice into tapping into, examining, honouring, and expressing these emotions, especially in a culture where many of us feel they need to be hidden or repressed.
I had to add this book to the Litsy database, but please don‘t take that as an endorsement.😂
I needed a #DarkAcademia book for #Booked2022 and since I‘ve read most of the great ones, took a chance with a book that Booktok actually seems to think fits that category. While it is dark, and at a school, it‘s also ridiculous and just not well written at all. Must get myself on a better side of Booktok.
Nice creepy story about an island that is really alive. Addie who is staying on the island, during her mother and new stepfather's honeymoon, meets a guy who is not at all whom he seems 🏝
#WickedWords #Kiss @AsYouWish
#Booked2022 #SetInAnInnLodgeOrHotel @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae