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Karons1
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
Panpan

I know I know ! It‘s a multi award winner people adore it & I love Ann Patchetts 3 latest novels but sadly this one is not for me. ! Couldn‘t get into it, it bored 🥱 me and I didn‘t give a hoot for any of the characters !

Vansa Same here. There was something terribly clunky about the writing, the conflict didn't come through at all. Very surprising it's so popular 😂 1w
Karons1 👏🏻👏🏻 6d
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hercomputerruins
The Girl in the Wall | Daphne Benedis-Grab
Mehso-so

3/4 through reading it… 3/5 so far. it‘s not the best, but still worth reading if you have extra time on your hands.

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EvieBee
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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What a book, and one I‘m positive deserves a rereading! Speechless. Am I in the minority about the ending seeming kind of perfect for an imperfect situation? 😩😩

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ruthiella Did you know this was based on a real event? I loved this book -which based on the blurb would be a story I would normally avoid. The ending (not the epilogue) was a gut punch. (edited) 3mo
CoffeeAndABook It‘s been years since I read this book and it‘s still with me, lingering in my mind for it‘s superb storytelling and gut punch ending. Wow. On another note - cheers 🍻 or rather Prost!! looks like you‘re in Munich at just the right time!! 😃 3mo
RebelReader Still my favorite Patchett book! 3mo
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Sophronisba @RebelReader mine too! Nothing else she's written has measured up for me. 3mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella I remember hearing it was loosely based on true events but then spent the rest of this morning/afternoon reading all out it and Peru‘s crazy political and social unrest. Adds so much depth to the book. I so love this book!!! It feels like when I was late to A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility. My heart hurts. (edited) 3mo
EvieBee @CoffeeAndABook Gah, it really is so good! I realized as I was describing it to my husband that the author tells us how it will end but as a reader we choose to forget that and live in the moment. Munich was so mind blowing. Was so sad to leave. Today is my first day back. Already planning to rally again in December. Germany is grand!!! 😆😆💕💕 3mo
EvieBee @RebelReader I‘m almost certain this is my favorite of hers in fiction. I love her memoir Truth and Beauty but you‘re right, nothing really compares to this one. 3mo
EvieBee @Sophronisba Yes!! It‘s like where do you even go from here? 3mo
rwmg Yes, it couldn't really have ended any other way but it was still devastating when it did. I didn't really like the epilogue, though 3mo
CarolynM I‘m with you about the end. It worked for me. (edited) 3mo
EvieBee @rwmg Completely devastating! 2mo
EvieBee @CarolynM I also understood why the epilogue fit. It was poetic to me. 2mo
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EvieBee
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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I spent two weeks trying to figure out what (2) books to bring to Munich. At the last minute I swapped both books out. So glad I trusted my gut because this book is so good thus far!

BennettBookworm One of my all time faves! 3mo
EvieBee @BennettBookworm I can see why! Can‘t believe I haven‘t read it yet. 3mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy Munich! 3mo
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LeahBergen Enjoy your trip! 3mo
Amandajoy I love this book. Except the epilogue. If I ever get around to rereading it, I‘ll stop before I get there. 3mo
mcctrish Enjoy Munich ( we went at Christmas time and enjoyed it so much) and Bel Canto ( pretty sure I devoured it ) 3mo
EvieBee @barbarabb @LeahBergen @mcctrish Thank you! 😘 (edited) 3mo
EvieBee @Amandajoy oh no! I‘m intrigued! 3mo
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EadieB
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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#ManicMonday #LetterB @eeclayton @CBee
@TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

Bel Canto
Baldacci
Blade Runner
Beatles
Baby One More Time - Britany Spears

TheSpineView You're welcome 4mo
CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 4mo
eeclayton You're welcome ☺️ I loved Bel Canto too! 3mo
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Megzmarie5
Tears of Dark Water | Corban Addison
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A gripping tale of modern day piracy that digs into the depths of humanity. Shares how human emotion connects us across countries and culture and how past traumas shape our present day reality. The joys and heartache that come with family and loving relationships. It took me a while to get into this book, but once I caught the flow I was completely hooked!

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TheSpineView
Bodyguard: Hostage | Chris Bradford
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Man on Fire

Klou Brilliant!! 4mo
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Lcsmcat
Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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One I always recommend! #alphabetgame #letterB
Thanks for the tag @CrowCAH

CrowCAH Good choice; thanks for playing! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 4mo
rwmg I was very tempted to make that my B book 4mo
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Sha0102
Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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