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hes7
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Mehso-so

I think I picked this up at the wrong time? It didn‘t wow me like I expected it would and didn‘t seem to add much to the genre of WWII fiction. #tbrread #wintergames #merryreaders

AmyK1 I felt the same way about it. It was kind of...weird 🤷‍♀️ 8h
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MicheleinPhilly
A House of Knives | William Shaw
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2nd entry in the Breen and Tozer series picks up just weeks after the first‘s conclusion. This is a really solid series that I am throughly enjoying.

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ChasingOm
The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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This was the final book of my honeymoon TBR and it was SO GOOD. The description doesn‘t give it justice — this book covers some heavy stuff. But it‘s also a book that has two people falling for each other without having ever met, which allows their friendship to develop first and the physical attraction to come later. (This is a romance; these are not spoilers! 😂)

CW: emotional abuse

#WinterGames #TBRRead #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn Awesome! 16pts! 🙌🏻 15h
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rmaclean4
Instructions for a Heatwave | Maggie O'Farrell
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3.5 stars for me. I fell in love with Maggie O'Farrell's writing with I Am I Am I Am. This was my first fiction that I have read of hers. Family drama set in England and Ireland. I don't know that I will remember the plot in a few months time but I love how she writes character.

ChaoticMissAdventures I loved The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. It was beautiful and raw. I have I Am but have not read it yet. 2d
rmaclean4 @ChaoticMissAdventures I will have to add that to the list!! 2d
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rachelm
Dodger | Terry Pratchett
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Needed a new audiobook and this sounded fun! Anyone read it? It‘s been a few months since I‘ve read some Pratchett and this one is not Discworld.

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Graywacke
A History of London | Stephen Inwood
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New books 😍
(kitty approves)

vivastory These all sound phenomenal 2d
LauraJ New kitty is gorgeous! 2d
Sace I recognize that Cather book! That's the same edition I bought. I'm looking forward to the next discussion. 2d
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Graywacke @vivastory I‘m looking forward to them! Nabokov is my 2020 theme. Cather is for the @catherbuddyread And London is...well, for an upcoming London visit! 2d
Graywacke @LauraJ old kitty, new books. She‘s a wonderful tiny little thing. Cuddly especially in winter. Good for reading! 2d
Graywacke @Sace 👍 me too! ☺️ (I need a bit of patience till January.) 2d
Billypar Ooh great choice of 2020 theme! I haven't read those Nabokov's- I'll keep an eye out for your reviews. 2d
Graywacke @Billypar: I have a plan, just the Russian language novels (which I'll read in English). If it works: January: Mary, February: King, Queen, Knave, March: The Luzhin Defense, April: The Eye, May: Glory, June: Laughter in the Dark (Kamera Obskura), July: Despair, August: Invitation to a Beheading, September : The Gift, October: The Enchanter, November: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, December: - a chance to catch up? 2d
Billypar Very nice! I loved both Invitation to a Beheading and Real Life of Sebastian Knight. Good luck with it! 2d
Graywacke @Billypar Oh, good! I know nothing about any of this, and have never read him. But I'm really looking forward to them. 2d
Billypar If you're not completely sick of him by the end of the year, you should read Pale Fire in 2021 - my personal favorite. 2d
arubabookwoman Pale Fire is my favorite too, but Ada is a close second. 2d
Graywacke @Billypar @arubabookwoman 2021 🙂 Pale Fire is what I hear the most positive things about, but don‘t know anything about it other than that (edited) 2d
arubabookwoman It can be a difficult read, though it‘s very funny, because it‘s written as a long poem with footnotes, and the “story” is in the footnotes. I first read it in a college class, and I‘m not sure I would have gotten it without that assistance. My daughter just read it with a book group at the 92nd Street Y in NYC, and she found it hard. I‘ve reread it 2x since college. 2d
Graywacke @arubabookwoman good warning! And sounds like a terrific class. My worry with Nabokov is if I will manage to get it. Might need some help with these novels. 2d
Billypar @arubabookwoman I would have loved to read Pale Fire in a college class (and I should definitely reread it). It was challenging in the 'what does it mean?' way, but I had the toughest time with Lolita and Ada, even though they were well worth it. I found those challenging on a sentence level, but @Graywacke not sure if that holds true for his other work to the same degree. 2d
Graywacke @Billypar Lolita and Ada? Hmm Thanks for these comments. Good to know. 👍 2d
Liz_M @Graywacke And for Lolita the audio by Jeremy Irons is brilliant! 2d
Graywacke @Liz_M hmm. Has appeal...I was planning to read it, but 2021 is a long way away yet. Audio isn‘t a bad idea for me 2d
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Shemac77
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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This series feels very modern old timey. Fun to read.

Gayan I have all of them so I guess I should get busy. 😂 3d
Libby1 I think the third book, Career of Evil, is best of the four. 2d
Shemac77 @Gayan let me know what you think when you do! 2d
Shemac77 @Libby1 oh good to know! 2d
rwmg @Libby1 @Shemac77 I didn't like Career of Evil, far too much time in the bad guy's head, so I've been putting off getting no 4 2d
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SupTeaReadBooks
Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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#adventrecommends day 6!

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. I love this book; I love this series; I even love Peter twattering on about architecture, which I know some people kvetch about (can‘t defend the sex scenes, but it‘s not like they‘re anywhere near the level of Morrisey‘s barrel-rolling titties, so crack on Aaronovitch. If the reference is lost on you, google ‘Morrisey barrel roll‘. You‘re welcome 💕💕💕).

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I need to read this soon. And now Im on to Google 🤭🤔 3d
writerlibrarian Love love this series. I'm rereading it and finding these little snippets Aaronovitch wrote and put out there and finally getting to the graphic novels. 3d
LauraJ Supposedly, a movie is in the works! 3d
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SupTeaReadBooks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled prepare yourself! The Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award has some doozies 😂 3d
SupTeaReadBooks @writerlibrarian I really love it - I‘ve been gradually gathering things up too: the graphic novels; the audionovella; the Waterstones editions with the exclusive short stories... (Aaronovitch why you do this to us?) 3d
SupTeaReadBooks @LauraJ I‘ve also heard murmurings about a TV show. If something does happen I hope it‘s good. 3d
LauraJ @SupTeaReadBooks That would be even better! 2d
SupTeaReadBooks @LauraJ it definitely has a lot of potential 😄 2d
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Jas16
Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I barely had time to read the past few days which was torturous with this book waiting for my attention. I practically raced home today to finish the last 50 pages. I loved this book and the series has really convinced me to give mysteries another try while I wait for more Cormoran and Robin. If anyone had recommendations for something similar I would be interested.

LibrarianRyan love that stocking 4d
Karisa Love that series! 4d
Jas16 @LibrarianRyan Thank you. It is my favorite holiday decoration. 4d
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readordierachel That stocking is awesome! 4d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love the stocking. 4d
charl08 I really love this series although the humour is very dark 4d
Centique I LOVE these too! Haven‘t found anything else quite as good but I‘m still trying 😍 3d
Jas16 @charl08 thank you for the recommendations. I read Case History years ago if I remember correctly but I will keep an eye out for Slow Horses! (edited) 2d
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AJackets
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Starting this RIGHT now!