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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

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow - great job! I see your entry on our list! 3d
Cinfhen Well done!! So sorry you weren‘t our third quarter winner - best of luck for the final drawing 💕 23h
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Cinfhen The drawing is just a cherry on top. I do the challenge because it's fun! 22h
Cinfhen I‘m so glad you love the challenge 🫶🏼we‘re gearing up for #Booked2023 - watch for details soon 😻 21h
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A Terrible Kindness | Jo Browning Wroe
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The opening of this bk show the horror of the 1966 Aberfan tragedy through the eyes of young embalmer William. The story tells his life managing both his untold trauma, as well as a troubled childhood, his angelic voice as a chorister, the power of love +friendship. An incredibly moving story, sensitively told which left me bereft at the end. Such a sad piece of history.
#newin2022 #booked2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

TrishB That sounds 💔 4w
andrew61 @TrishB yes and I was just finishing it as they went to Aberfan on the news tonight about the impact on the Queen. Luckily I still have a glass left in my bottle to gather myself. Something lighter next I think. 4w
TrishB A much needed glass I bet! 4w
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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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I enjoyed this book even though the story was a tad convoluted. So Chloe who has been in academic competition with Shara, gets kissed by her the day before she disappears. After that Chloe, Smith (Shara's boyfriend) & Rory (her neighbor) keep finding letters & clues to find her.
#Booked2022 #NewIn2022 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#Pantone2022 #AutumnBlonde @Clwojick
#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

merelybookish It's a very striking cover! 2mo
BookwormAHN @merelybookish It is, I love the cover. 2mo
Clwojick I enjoyed this one too! 2mo
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Cinfhen It sounds fun and you explained it wonderfully 🥰 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Besties4ever Can‘t wait to read it 1mo
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After We Were Stolen is compelling. Avery deals with some rough situations, but despite the heavy subject matter, it's fast paced and reads easily. If you prefer your beach reads to be something grittier than a kissing book, After We Were Stolen gets my vote.

I've known Brooke for about 30 years so I'm extremely proud of her achievement. It really is good. I'm also proud that I didn't cry like pageant mom during her reading.

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GALLANT. | V.E. Schwab
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Bk5 of June & #BigJuneReadathon & Bk2 of #JoysOfJune #readathon is done! After listening to some of Chamber Of Secrets, I picked up this recent addition & ended up reading it straight through🙌It wasn‘t the best horror/fantasy I‘ve ever read but it was compelling in its own way. The setting is what sold it I think, reminded me a lot of Crimson Peaks, the movie with Tom Hiddleston. 3.5⭐️ #BookspinBingo #Booked2022 #NewIn2022

Clwojick Way to go! 4mo
Cinfhen Fabulous!! Glad your reading mojo is coming back 🤩 4mo
Lizpixie @Clwojick thanks lovely! @Cinfhen believe me, I‘m so relieved. I was terrified it was going to be permanent. Not sure I could‘ve lived with that honestly. Still nowhere near back to normal but some improvement makes me hopeful🙏 4mo
Andrew65 This is great news, well done 👏👏👏 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Such a gorgeous edition, too!! 4mo
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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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I really loved this book. I loved the intersectional feminism, and I‘m always a sucker for a book ghat pulls in progressive politics. Not my first book that incorporates the gentrification of Brooklyn (Pride by Ibi Zoboi!) but this felt like a true testimony. It pulls from current events and activism, and the sacrifices/choices that are sometimes made. Definitely recommend!

#booked2022 #newin2022
#pop22 #Latinxauthor

Sophronisba I loved this one, too. 4mo
alisiakae @Sophronisba except for the mother. Couldn't stand her, and kind of wanted to reach through the book and slap her. 4mo
BarbaraBB Great review! 4mo
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Cinfhen Nice review, lovely photo 😄 4mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 4mo
alisiakae @BarbaraBB thanks! 4mo
alisiakae @Cinfhen when I realized my flowers matched the cover, I had to include them in some way! 4mo
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The second book of comedian/ actress Laura Clery in which she discusses the turn her life has taken now that she is a mother. From accidental activism concerning public breastfeeding, her continued life of sobriety and more stories of when she was an addict, to her recent diagnosis of ADHD as well as the diagnosis of both her husband's and son's autism, nothing is off limits.
#nonfiction2022 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

tdrosebud #booked2022 #newin2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #pantone2022colorchallenge @Clwojick (I chose the color poppy seed instead of a darker gray because her daughter's nickname is Poppy) 5mo
Cinfhen Well played ♥️ 5mo
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It was wonderful to visit the Scottish Highlands and the quirky village of Lochdubh. I swear I could tell that this was written by someone else, as especially the last few in the series were entertaining but not quite as polished. Beaton leaves behind a colorful series with Hamish, and Green does well bringing the village to life once again. Hamish is up to his eyeballs in murder again, and of course his love life comes to play yet again.

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽💚 5mo
Cinfhen Hope you‘re feeling well xx 5mo
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen Thank you! I‘m still not 100%, but all tests came back normal, so at least that‘s good. 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s great that tests are “normal” but frustrating that you can‘t pinpoint diagnosis what‘s causing your symptoms 🥺 5mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen It‘s frustrating. The diet change I made has helped, so I‘m hoping it‘s just a slow process. Thank you for asking! ❤️ 5mo
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Homicide and Halo-Halo | Mia P. Manansala
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Unfortunately, I thought the 2nd book in the Tita Rosie‘s Kitchen series was a bit lackluster. I did like that the author delved into mental health and PTSD, but the writing felt stilted and the story moved pretty slowly. I‘ll still give the 3rd book a try because I love the characters!

#HelloKitty hasn‘t left my side this week. She misses #Isabel too. #catsofLitsy😿🫶🏼

#booked2022 #titlerepeatsitself
#pop22 #newin2022

Bookzombie I‘m so sorry about Isabel. 💕 5mo
Cinfhen Awww, poor #HelloKitty misses her bestie 😿 5mo
alisiakae @Cinfhen Maya is already campaigning to adopt a new friend for her. 🤣 5mo
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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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Starting new ebook loan. #libby #booked2022

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