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readtheworld
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Mehso-so

This was just okay. A heartbreaking story, but the writing and the author‘s audio narration were both quite flat.

If you want to learn more about the FLDS church and the power of religious brainwashing, this will be interesting. But if you‘re looking first for an engaging memoir, I‘d skip it.

#triggerwarning #memoir #audiobook #audio #religion #cult

Reggie The part where they don‘t take the kid to the doctor because Jeff hadn‘t said so because they had to wait until they could talk to him from jail only to find out the kid had a broken back among other things. His mind control was CRAZY. 3w
readtheworld @Reggie That was infuriating! I kept expecting her escape from the church to be prompted by one of those incidents (there were multiple!) 3w
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cherinium
The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
Pickpick

I listened to this one. I wouldn't say I loved this book, but I did enjoy it. I'm intrigued by the psychology involved in cults. I thought this was a pretty realistic look at how an insecure girl's desire for acceptance could make her vulnerable. The prose was insightful but sometimes a bit too "flowery". #audiobook #audible #cult #cultmentality #commune

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readtheworld
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Pickpick

Just finished listening to this book on audio. I knew very little about the Peoples Temple and the 1978 massacre in Guyana, but Jeff Guinn does an excellent job detailing the rise of Jim Jones and the horrific events that led to the deaths of so many people. A harrowing and illuminating read.

#audio #audiobook #nonfiction #cult #bookrec

TheWordJar Just bought this late last year. I know very little about it as well. Can‘t wait to read it. 11mo
readtheworld @TheWordJar It‘s a real page-turner, though the last several chapters are incredibly difficult to read/listen to. 11mo
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Conservio
Last Days | Adam Nevill
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If ya‘ll like horror, I recommend this. Keeps elements of classical horror but keeps it from being cliched. My only complaint is he describes the setting in too much detail. #horror #creepy #cult

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Conservio
Last Days | Adam Nevill
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Maybe it wasn‘t the best idea to read a horror book at night while home alone 😅😅 #spooky #supernatural #cult

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Jess_Franzino
Foxlowe | Eleanor Wasserberg
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Pickpick

I‘m a sucker for disturbing books, and “Foxlowe” was SO disturbing, that I almost didn‘t feel safe at some points 😃 It‘s told from the POV of a girl who grew up in a cult commune that resides in an old manor. The setting added to it being extra eerie, and the author did a great job of making the narrator unreliable due to her years of abuse & brainwashing. #creepy #cult #pick

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FantasyChick
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Pickpick

Such an eye opening book! I went from thinking of Scientology as a celebrity fad religion to a full blown cult. Parts were definitely light and hilarious because Leah Remini. She is funny as hell but there was so much about this that I didn't realize until I read this book. Facinating read. 👍👍👍👍
#mindblown #cult

Skyrimir I‘m waiting for this to come in! I‘m really looking forward to reading it. 2y
FantasyChick I thought it was fantastic @Skyrimir 😊 I just started watching the show too. Fascinating! Would love to hear your thoughts when you get to it 👍 2y
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JenlovesJT47
Member of the Family | Dianne Lake
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As someone who has always been very fascinated with the Manson case (I'm a huge Sharon Tate fan and the whole thing makes me sick!😤), this went right onto my TBR after being recommended by another Litten (thank you @Reviewsbylola !) - it's on sale today for $2.99 so I had to snatch it up!

#kindle
#sale
#truecrime
#cult

Reviewsbylola I hope you enjoy it! It gave a fresh perspective imo. 2y
Phlamboyant I'll have to snatch this up, too. One of the few communications I've had with my biological mother included a photo of Manson with a note on the back. I might have to dig that up when I get home. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Phlamboyant let me know what you think of it! 2y
MinDea @Jess7 have you read this? 2y
Jess7 Nope, but I snagged this kindle deal. I loved Helter Skelter. @MinDea 2y
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britt_brooke
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Some folks read cozy holiday books this time of year. For some reason, I‘m on a weird-ass #cult kick. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Thanks @callielafleur and @Kappadeemom for reminding me about these guys. #heavensgate

AshleyHoss820 😳😳😳If you're interested, there's a book about the cult murders that happened in Rulo, Nebraska... 2y
MariettaSG Ouch! 2y
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AshleyHoss820 @britt_brooke No problem! I plan on reading it soon myself since I've actually been to Rulo. My sister said, "oh gosh, don't get cult murdered!" ?? Enjoy your holiday reading! ?? 2y
BooksAtNight I just listened to a podcast on this cult and was looking for books to read! 2y
callielafleur Stacking this and the Rulo book! It really is such a fascinating subject. And the Heaven's Gate podcast really is amazing. Only 1 episode left! 2y
britt_brooke @BooksAtNight @callielafleur I‘d read some mixed reviews, but this one decent so far. 2y
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Jabberwocky
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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I‘m pulling this beauty off the #tbr and launching into it later today. I don‘t know what it is but I just find cult stories absolutely fascinating. So far I‘m finding Elissa‘s voice wonderful and her stories of her early youth as a member of the FLDS and as one of 24 children fascinating. It seems like she picked a great ghost writer. #nonfictionnovember #memoir #cult #FLDS

kendrastephaniekaryn I really liked this one! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are having a better day today!! ❤️❤️ 2y
RadicalReader @Jabberwocky I love autobiography books that are more than simply their life but pivotal moments that truly make you gasp in shock and awe 2y
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