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Mrs. Caliban: A Novel | Rachel Ingalls
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Thanks for the #ThreeListThursday #TLT tag @Eggs 🤗

This is hard to narrow down! It seems I like my stories & novellas on the creepy &/or weird side & the ones that come to mind are:

1️⃣ WHALITC is a classic for a reason 😱

2️⃣ Not enough hype for the tagged book. I found it in an early #AuldLangSpine (#NewYearWhoDis ) 🐸

3️⃣ Had to list both books from the Sworn Soldier series as I loved them both equally.🖤🖤

Anyone else want to share?

dabbe I haven't heard of any of these; you've given me more for the TBR! Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 4mo
TieDyeDude Mrs. Caliban sounds interesting! Audio on hold 😁 4mo
DebinHawaii @TieDyeDude Very quirky, strange but good! 🐸💚 4mo
Eggs WHALITC is a classic! 4mo
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It‘s been ages since I did one of these.

1. HERE FOR IT by R. Eric Thomas
2. A GAME FOR SWALLOWS by Zeina Abirached

I was gonna do honourable mentions but there‘s like six books I could probably switch out with any of the three listed above, not even counting conversational cookbooks, soooo… 🤷‍♀️

#ThreeListThursday #TLT

monalyisha Oh, hey! We‘re book twins 👯‍♀️…at least a little. 😉 4mo
xicanti @monalyisha SIGH, GONE is on my extended/maybe switch out list, so we‘re double twins! 4mo
monalyisha I feel like this overlap might be #AuldLangSpine & @MeganAnn related somehow. 😉 4mo
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xicanti @monalyisha y‘know, it very well might. 4mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha yes! I believe @xicanti read it off my #auldlangspine list and I found it thanks to @JackOBotts #newyearwhodis list from the year before. It‘s still a favorite of mine. 😍 Your event continues to help me find the best books every year!! 4mo
monalyisha @MeganAnn I definitely read it based on your review! I just saw that he has a picture book out about a cranky construction vehicle? 😅 My hopes aren‘t as high for that one (it looks wordy) but I‘m still tickled! 4mo
willaful I really enjoyed Here For It too. Listened to the audiobook. 4mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha a picture book? How interesting! I may have to check it out for the sake of curiosity. 😉 4mo
JackOBotts @meganan & @monalyisha - I love that Sigh, Gone was a favorite, it‘s one of mine, as well. This is what makes @litsy so fun - discovering books with one another. 🤗 And - of course - adding to my mountain of TBR! 🤣📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 4mo
dabbe @JackOBotts I couldn't agree more! 🤩😃🤩 4mo
dabbe Honorable mentions are fine with me! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
JackOBotts @dabbe 🙌🏼 …And finding new folks to follow for even more recs! 😉💜📚 4mo
dabbe @JackOBotts YES! 🤩😍😃 4mo
xicanti @willaful the audiobook is so much fun. I recommended it to a friend who listened to it while she walked her dog, and she ended up laughing so hard everyone on the street gave her funny looks. 4mo
xicanti @JackOBotts @MeganAnn @monalyisha @dabbe all the love for how easy Litsy makes it to find great books & people to discuss them with. 4mo
dabbe @xicanti 💚💙💚 4mo
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Should be my last book post of the day! I finally read this one! It‘s been on my TBR since we first did #AuldLangSpine originally #NewYearWhoDis and it was on @BookNAround ‘s list! (I think).

This was a great read. Probably would have read differently a few years ago. An Anishinaabe community goes dark and they don‘t know why. They lose power, tv, internet, everything and don‘t know why. They have to figure out how to survive in the winter.

BookNAround I‘m so glad you enjoyed it. I just bought the sequel a couple of days ago and am hoping I enjoy it as much as the original. 7mo
Laughterhp #dashingdecember - first book finished @Andrew65 7mo
Andrew65 Excellent 🎄🎄🎄 7mo
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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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TJR‘s books never sound like something I‘m interested in, but they‘re always fantastic. I‘m consistently amazed by how she can make me so deeply invested in characters that are so unlikable/difficult. This was another home run—or rather, an ace. 🎾 Carrie is right up there with Daisy Jones and Evelyn Hugo. Thank you @Karisimo for including this on your #AuldLangSpine list! This was my July #DoubleSpin.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
dabbe I'm halfway through this myself! Agree with you on all points! 💙🖤🩵 11mo
Tea_and_Starstuff Oh dear, I'd dismissed this author as one I probably wouldn't enjoy. But if you love the book? Might have to give the author a shot. 11mo
BarbaraJean @Tea_and_Starstuff Ha! Yeah, my brain had classified her as “not for me” but then a couple of her books showed up on a #NewYearWhoDis list one year, so I decided to give her a shot. The full-cast audiobook of Daisy Jones & the Six is fantastic, or check out this one or The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and see what you think. Very complex and usually unlikable characters that are absolutely compelling. 11mo
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Amelia Unabridged | Ashley Schumacher
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@Jerdencon Thank you for picking this book! I've never heard of it before and loved it! #auldlangspine @monalyisha

Jerdencon It‘s funny I read that for last years #newyearwhodis list recommended from @Kangaj1 2y
JenReadsAlot @Jerdencon @Kangaj1 I love that! Good chance this will be on my list for next year! 2y
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IndoorDame Do you think this would be categorized as #quietYA ? Looking ahead to some challenges… 2y
JenReadsAlot @IndoorDame I would make it work it was really good! 2y
IndoorDame @JenReadsAlot awesome, thanks!!! 2y
TheBookHippie This is popular at the HS library here. 2y
CBee @IndoorDame I‘ve read this too and it absolutely would count for #quietYA!! 1y
IndoorDame @CBee perfect! Thanks 1y
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The Body | Stephen King, Robin Waterfield
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Following tradition my final book of the year will be a Stephen King. I actually have not read anything by King in a very very long time so I am really looking forward to this. My first book of '23 will be an Agatha Christie. I haven't decided which one yet though.

LeahBergen I like that you have these traditions. 😄 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen Tradition is important lol What is going to be your final book of the year? 2y
LeahBergen I think it will be this one that I‘ve just started (a completely random shelf grab 😆) 2y
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vivastory @LeahBergen Oh, man. Have you seen Goodnight Mommy? I watched the original a few months ago & it really got under my skin 2y
LeahBergen @vivastory I haven‘t! I was just reading that comparison and now I‘ll have to look it up. 2y
LeahBergen And I know you and I have discussed our love of the ‘evil child‘ trope in the past! 😆 2y
Reggie Twinkies, I started his The Long Walk tonight. The first kid just got gunned down because of a charley horse. 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen Haha, yes! I do love a good evil children story. I will def be keeping an eye out for your thoughts on this one! 2y
vivastory @Reggie Max Booth said that if he could adapt any King book into a movie he'd want to adapt that one. Brutal. That was my final book of 2019. I remember finishing it right before midnight & wiping tears away. Good times. 2y
Aimeesue One of his best! 2y
BookNAround How cool you have a tradition around your first book of the year. I‘m completely chaotic in how I choose mine. 😂 2y
Rileytmurray Read this one for school and I rely enjoyed it!! 2y
vivastory @Aimeesue I agree! Very underrated IMO! 2y
vivastory @BookNAround I'm very much a mood reader, so my reading tends to also be chaotic but as I like to begin the yr with a fresh book I try to plan it out a little bit. I usually start with a choice from my #newyearwhodis list but I didn't enter this year as I had too much going on at the time 2y
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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#12Booksof2022. #January

My pick for January is this story of an atypical mother/child relationship which I read as part of my #NewYearWhoDis pairing with @AmyG

Andrew65 Sounds a good read. 2y
AmyG I am glad you enjoyed it, too! 2y
TheBookHippie Oh this is a powerful read. 2y
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Address Unknown | Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
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So excited to be matched with @BarbaraJean for #AuldLangSpine!

I had already read and loved some of her list: Passing, People of the Book, The Night Gardener, Sea of Tranquility, Crossing to Safety. Pictured above are the titles I can't wait to read!

Thanks to @monalyisha for matching us and setting this up!!! So fun!

Karisimo More details for @BarbaraJean: I have been meaning to read Piranesi and Naomi Novik for a while, so thanks for the extra motivation! A friend irl has been begging me to read Under the Whispering Door. I had not previously heard of Address Unknown, Elatsoe, The Wanderers, or Nation, but they sound amazing and right up my alley! 2y
monalyisha 🙌🏻✨🥳 2y
BarbaraJean 🎉These are some GREAT picks. I guess I'm biased, but I loved these! I hope you do, too. Piranesi was the first book I read in 2022 & it was such a great start to the year. I have my IRL book club to thank for Elatsoe (which has beautiful chapter-opening illustrations) & Under the Whispering Door. And Address Unknown was from my #NewYearWhoDis list from @Blaire last year. It's so short but so powerful. I look forward to hearing what you think! 2y
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A quiet novel full of compassion (for others, but also finding it for yourself) and a healthy dose of wit. I loved the Neons, the nuns, and especially Agatha. How she slowly grew her confidence; and her journey through questioning her convictions while never judging those around her for theirs.

Thank you for the recommendation @monalyisha 🎉 I don't think I'd have even heard of this one if it wasn't on your list last year!

JamieArc I want to stack this one whenever I see posts about it! 2y
Kristin_Reads Ha! I hadn‘t seen your post yet when I just posted mine about this book. Loved it 😊 2y
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TheKidUpstairs @JamieArc do it! I'm so glad I finally picked it up. It was on @monalyisha 's #NewYearWhoDis last from last year, but I didn't get to it in January. I was getting so excited about #AuldLangSpine so I decided to finally pick it up and it was totally worth it. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Kristin_Reads I always say great minds read alike! 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Chelsea.Poole woo hoo! 2y
JamieArc Of course it was on @monalyisha ‘s #NYWD list! She‘s my #AuldLangSpine match this year and I love all of her picks. 2y
monalyisha @JamieArc I almost want to bend the rules AGAIN and say you can count this one for #AuldLangSpine since I‘m your partner and it *was* on my list…at one time. 😅 2y
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! I really loved it. Whenever I came across someone putting it down, I could feel myself getting defensive. 😅 It got so little attention, I felt like it deserved for all of the attention it *did* get to be *good* attention. I honestly love a book with not much plot to speak of. 🤷‍♀️ What can I say? 2y
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If you haven‘t participated in #AuldLangSpine (formerly known as #NewYearWhoDis), now is your opportunity, but you must be quick! Check out @monalyisha for more details—it‘s a really fun event where you create a list of your favorite books this year for someone else to read from, and then Alyisha pairs you up with someone else‘s list for you to read from!