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JacintaMCarter
Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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It took #OneMoreTry to get through this one, as I gave up on it pretty quickly the first time I tried to read it. #JuneTunz

Cinfhen Credit to you for going back in! 3y
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Bookworm54
Inkheart | Cornelia Funke
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Two books I #DNF that I plan on giving #OneMoreTry (eventually)

#JuneTunz

TrishB Everytime hubby reads Good Omens in bed I have to tell him to shut up he laughs that much! I've never read it though 😀 3y
Melissa_J I couldn't finish those books either, but I don't plan on trying again 😁 3y
Bookworm54 @Melissa_J 😂 Good omens I'm not sure I will manage as it is very Terry Pratchett in its humour. With ink heart I watched the film and I'm pretty sure I gave up on the book JUST before it got exciting. Then again I was at least 100 pages in... maybe this second chance will change my mind. If not they will make someone else very happy when I donate them! 😉 3y
Laalaleighh Oh no! Terry Pratchett is my favorite writer! I'm so sad it's not for you! 3y
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rohit-sawant
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I don‘t know where this is buried in my bookshelf so using a pic from Google of the edition I have. I‘m a fan of the disturbing and horrific, but man, I had to put this down some hundred pages in. This creeped me out like nothing else and left me sickened. Probably the only time a book truly made me feel so. I know it‘s a good book and the writing is pretty great, so will probably give it #onemoretry soon.

#JuneTunz

@Cinfhen

batsy I had the same reaction but managed to finish it. I thought the writing was stellar. Then I was left wondering what does it mean that the writing is so beautiful that it aestheticises some truly awful stuff 😖 3y
rohit-sawant @batsy That‘s something to think about right there, about beautiful prose adorning the hideous. I was in my early twenties at the time and hadn‘t read much, so maybe that had something to do with it, too. Hopefully I‘ll be able to get through whenever I pick it up again. 3y
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DivineDiana
Island of a Thousand Mirrors | Nayomi Munaweera
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Searching for a book for today's prompt for #junetunz. Then thanks to a fellow Litsyian @RealLifeReading , I discovered the book that I was reading could work! Not Spanish, but #laislabonita

Cinfhen How's the book so far? 3y
DivineDiana @cinfhen I'm learning about Sri Lanka of which I was very uninformed. Now, some characters have moved to LA, and the stories of immigrants always move me. (edited) 3y
Cinfhen I started this last summer but I had to return it to library ~ maybe it deserves #oneMoreTry 3y
DivineDiana @cinfhen I'll let you know my thoughts when I finish! 3y
Cinfhen 🙏🏻 3y
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RealLifeReading
The Dew Breaker | Edwidge Danticat
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I just so happen to be reading two books set on islands: The Dew Breaker is set in Haiti (and also New York); Moving Sideways Like A Crab is set in Trinidad. Just right for #junetunz #laislabonita (and also #onemoretry at actually continuing posting for #junetunz 😀)

Cinfhen Yay 😊 love when you pop in!! I recently read Moving Forward...I thought it was ok, good for #PrideMonth 3y
Cinfhen And tomorrow is #scars looks like your current read will work again 💟 3y
batsy Thanks for mentioning the Danticat book, I didn't know about this one. Whatever I've read by her I've loved. 3y
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julesG
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#OneMoreTry #JuneTunz @Cinfhen

Maybe it works as an eBook rather than paperback.

Cinfhen Nope! Not for me 🙄 3y
drbethandherkindle I liked the tv series better! *ducks* 3y
julesG @drbethandherkindle I still have to see it. 3y
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KerriNTurner
The Observations | Jane Harris
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#junetunz #onemoretry I enjoyed Gillespie and I by Jane Harris, but wasn't too sure about the ending. I will be giving her another try though!

Cinfhen Sounds promising, I haven't read this author yet! 3y
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DebinHawaii
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#JuneTunz #onemoretry I don't want to sound like I had given up on Hidden Figures but I've been starting & stopping it on my Kindle for months now and never seem to be able to stick with it. But this afternoon I finally watched the movie (💙) and although I know they are different, it has inspired me to give it one more try & bump it to the top of my #TBR list for June. I'm going to work it in between review books somehow.! 📚📚😬👍📚📚

Missusb I did love ❤️ the film 3y
Cinfhen I ultimately bailed on the book too 😬but I hear the film is fabulous! Good for you giving it #OneMoreTry it's certainly worthy of our time! 3y
pocketmermaid I didn't really like the way the book was written, but I pushed through because it's an important story. I was a history major and have read a lot of history books of varying degree of writing skill and it's obvious that this author hadn't written history before. 3y
drbethandherkindle I didn't love the book either. The story is so interesting and important, but I honestly found the book mostly boring. 3y
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diovival
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#junetunz Day11: #onemoretry
Trapped by a Minotaur? Eaten by a Cyclops? Captured by an Ogre? Turned to stone by Medusa? No worries! Go back and choose a different path. You get plenty of tries in a choose your own adventure book.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Brilliant 🎉🎉🎉🎉excellent pick!!! My son used to love these books!!! 3y
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