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OriginalCyn620
It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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Had a fabulous month of reading! 16 books read, which is a lot for me. #januarywrapup

Also, #jumpstart2023 was again, such a help in kicking off the year and my reading challenges! Completed 9 prompts for #booked2023 and 11 for #pop23 (there was some overlap). Thank you @Clwojick and @Lizpixie for hosting!

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Megabooks
Blame: A Novel | Michelle Huneven
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Another deep, quiet book this month. This exploration of grief and forgiveness was very good.

Patsy wakes up hungover in jail. She figures it‘s just another DUI until she finds out a mother and daughter are dead. She joins AA in prison, and you follow her there and then after she‘s released and in a sober marriage. The last bit 20 years later was quite a surprise, but I wish Huneven had dug more deeply into Patsy‘s time with the victims‘ family.

Megabooks New bookshelves in progress!! So far, I‘m quite pleased, but things are a mess! Thank you for sending this @Cinfhen 😘😘 #GiftedByALitten #Booked2023 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae (edited) 1h
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julieclair
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Heads up- once you have finished the book, be sure to read the Author‘s Note at the end. It “made” the book for me! This book had more depth than I was expecting. We watch the main character, 50-year-old Sonny, struggle to come to terms with a tragedy from her childhood that has haunted her all her life. It is ultimately a hopeful story, and Sonny is fortunate to have a wonderful mom and friends who help her on her journey. ⬇️

julieclair Sonny is a TV meteorologist, and I really enjoyed learning about her job. I also enjoyed learning about Traverse City, Michigan, where the book is set. Now I want to visit there! It‘s now on its way to you, @Jerdencon ! 😀 #LMPBC Round 16 #GroupW #JumpStart2023 #Booked2023 #ReadTheUSA2023 #Michigan 5h
Clwojick This one sounds right up my alley! Saving. 💖🙌🏻 3h
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AbigailJaneBlog
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A good start this year, 10 books in and still going strong.
#Booked2023 finished 3 prompts already.
Started Gideon the 9th for #Roll100 but I'm not really feeling it so may bail. Also completed 2 prompts for #Nobuy2023
Completed 4 prompts for #fourfoursin23 so far
Started Child of Dandelions for #FoodandLit but haven't got round to making my Ugandan Rolex yet.
Pics above are my #retro crafts for #LitsyCrafters

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julesG
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#LoveTriangle #Booked2023
@alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Esme comes home from work one day to find out that her new next door neighbours are her ex and his new woman. This brings up all the memories of him literally walking out on her four years ago. What's more, it brings up all the feelings and soon Esme and Elliot are sneaking around behind his partner's back.

Quick read - short chapters, but ⬇️

#NetGalley #ARC #MountARC

julesG The MC grated on me. Knowing how she felt shortly before the break-up and befriending the ex's partner, why does she still meet him clandestinely?

Great secondary characters - perfect best friend and a neighbour who doles out advice unknowingly!!!
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OriginalCyn620
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I loved this book!

#bookspinbingo - got a 3rd bingo!
#20in4
#booked2023 - book featuring 3 generations

MallenNC I just downloaded this one! 22h
Cinfhen Sounds great!!! Thanks for sharing and posting ❤️ 18h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12h
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1m
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CaitZ
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This is a unique viewpoint on Ojibwe culture. An older wolf "Uncle" spends time in the evenings with the pups of the pack storytelling. He passes on the history of the Ojibwe and their relationship with the wolves. I found much to contemplate in this short book. #20in4 readathon @Andrew65 #Booked2023 #TitleStartsWithVorW @alisiakae @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Well played 😁 18h
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3m
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Smarkies
Shady Hollow | Juneau Black
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A sweet cosy mystery based in the neighbourhood of Shady Hollows. A good palate cleanser kind of book.
#booked2023 #setinaneighbourhood #52books23 #abookwithsecrets

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DivineDiana
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I laughed. I cried. I couldn‘t turn the pages fast enough. Elizabeth Zott is now one of my favorite book characters! A scientist, a feminist, a woman who speaks her mind and loves wholeheartedly. She might scoff at “Chemist Barbie”, but she would love the nod to women leaders. After,the slow paced,depressing books that I have been reading, this was a breath of fresh air. Long wait lists at the Library, but worth it! #booked2023 #bookwithatwist

BarbaraTheBibliophage I keep hearing about this one! Definitely going to grab a copy! 1d
marleed Love the pic! 1d
Cinfhen Love your graphics!! And agree, such a lighthearted book with depth!!! 1d
UwannaPublishme I received this book as a Christmas gift. Now I really want to read it! 5h
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Jas16
The Plague of Doves | Louise Erdrich
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Ending my month of Erdrich on a high note. This book is comprised of interconnected stories centered around the unsolved murder of a family with a baby the only survivor. The ramifications start swiftly with misplaced vigilante violence and don‘t stop impacting lives for decades. The superbly drawn characters, intricate plotting, and breadth of emotions I felt while reading make this a new favorite of her books.

Cinfhen I tried this on audio and it wasn‘t working for me - I think I need to try again ☺️ 2d
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