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Sweettartlaura
Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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And with Good as Gone, the random pick from @emtobiasz , I completed my challenge to get me out of my reading slump.
And it worked!!! I‘ve torn through several more books since I finished this up a few days ago. So thank you all! This was even more effective than the #MakeMeReadIt I tried a year or so ago by voting on books I chose. If I do this again it will be by random draw.

Quickly, this book was great 👍🏻 Twists & turns I never expected

emtobiasz Ah, your bingo numbers! I was trying to figure out how I had picked this book for you, and had to scroll through your timeline a bit 😂 Glad it was a good one! 2w
Sweettartlaura @emtobiasz it was 👍🏻. Totally random, but this was too-notch 💁🏻‍♀️ 2w
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Owlizabeth
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Current #library book sitch. What should I read??? #makemereadit #help

merelybookish Wow! That is a haul! If you like weird, Bunny is a ride! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Dominicana is a quick, interesting read! 2mo
vivastory Hollow Kingdom, so you can join the chorus of enthusiasm, thereby convincing me to go buy it 😄 2mo
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Soubhiville I want to read so many of these! But Hollow Kingdom is the one I‘ve been most interested in lately. 2mo
readordierachel Tough choice! Dominicana sounds really good. And I'm seconding @merelybookish Bunny was a trip! 2mo
Reggie I dug Bunny so much!!! 2mo
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erinreads
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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This season appropriate selection got the most votes and came out on top of my #makemereadit stack from last night. I get scared easily, but I‘m willing to risk it for Shirley Jackson. 🖤

Lcsmcat I don‘t read horror, but I loved this one. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m waiting on another one of her books to read right now. This one is a great choice for this time of year! 2mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm This was my first horror novel and I did fine with it. I‘m also a lightweight when it comes to all things scary. You can do it! Just read with the lights on 😆 2mo
Palimpsest I typically don‘t read horror, but read this one during the day because I loved We Have Always Lived in the Castle so much. I tried to read it with the lens of the psychological rather than demonic happenings that made it easier to read. I know I seem silly, but I‘m super sensitive to horror. 2mo
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erinreads
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Having a hard time deciding what I want to read next. What would you read out of this stack? Don‘t leave me hanging, I need something new to start in the morning! #makemereadit

merelybookish Anne! 💚 2mo
DGRachel Anne! 2mo
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heylaurenmack Hill house then tell me how it is! 2mo
Lcsmcat Hill House! 2mo
Librarybelle Anne for sure! 2mo
Soubhiville Oh my gosh you can‘t go wrong with that stack! I‘d go with Hollow Kingdom because I‘ve heard things that make me think I‘d love it. 2mo
Susannah The Haunting of Hill House since it‘s season-appropriate but Anne of Green Gables right after! 2mo
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BarbaraJean
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September reading stats:
🚀SFF: 4
📚Fiction: 3
👧🏽Kids/YA: 2
📕Nonfiction: 1
🖋Poetry: 1
🔍Mystery: 1

🏫Library: 10
📚TBR: 2

📚Print: 9
🎧Audio: 3

💜Favorites: Pastrix, Stay With Me (both #MakeMeReadIt picks!)
❌Least favorite: The Alchemist

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BarbaraJean
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LOVE. This goes on the shelf next to Anne Lamott & Rachel Held Evans & all my other favorite honest, vulnerable, strong, hilarious women of faith. This is my favorite kind of spiritual autobiography—an author who speaks of her journey of faith and relationship with God with such openness, humor, and lack of pretension—and a swear or five. This both challenged & encouraged me...now I need to bump up her book Accidental Saints in my reading queue!

BarbaraJean Forgot to add—this was another fantastic #MakeMeReadIt pick! 3mo
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BarbaraJean
Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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This is SO GOOD. I was a little reluctant to pick it up, anticipating that its heavier subject matter would make it a difficult read. But I had a hard time putting it down, even as I was frustrated and angered by the heartbreak inflicted on each of the characters, by circumstances and by each other. It was also a fascinating counterpoint to An American Marriage, which I‘d read not too long ago (both #MakeMeReadIt picks!).

Liatrek Nice review 😊 3mo
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BarbaraJean
September, September | Shelby Foote
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#SeptemberTBR! Two for book clubs, the last three of my #MakeMeReadIt picks (I really am going to finish them!), two poetry, a couple more from the TBR, and that giant chunkster of a fantasy novel that I‘m a third of the way through. I‘ll probably add an audiobook or two as well... and will see how far I get with the rest!

Owlizabeth I loved Priory so much, hope you‘re enjoying! 3mo
BarbaraJean @Owlizabeth I‘m really enjoying it!! I saw so much love for it on Litsy, I couldn‘t resist checking it out when I saw it on the New shelf at the library. It‘s living up to the hype!! (edited) 3mo
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BarbaraJean
Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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Finally starting my fourth book from #MakeMeReadIt, and I LOVE the dedication!

Crazeedi Beautiful 💞 3mo
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BarbaraJean
An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Another belated #MakeMeReadIt review—book 2 completed from my pile of 6. And this was another pick! I was impressed by how deeply this explored the impact incarceration had on a just-begun marriage. I definitely had Opinions on each character‘s actions, but Jones also made me feel deeply for each one. And while it is about a wrongful conviction—and more broadly, mass incarceration—those issues are more of a backdrop than the focus of the novel.

Tonton Next on my TBR 4mo
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