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CarolynM
The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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I think I just shouldn‘t read psychological thrillers because I don‘t find them satisfying. I‘m going with pick for this because I thought it was well written, but the so-called twists seemed awfully obvious to me. I intended to read this for #NewYearWhoDis2022 but I didn‘t get around to it at the beginning of the year. I‘m glad I finally got there.

Bookwormjillk Cool cover! 1mo
monalyisha I‘m not a thriller gal, either…but had been considering this because of all the rave reviews! Do you at least feel smart and superior when you‘re right in your suppositions? 😉 Because that can be satisfying! 😅 1mo
Ruthiella Thrillers always grab me with the blurb but often lose me in the execution. I also got the twist pretty early in this book. But overall I enjoyed it. 1mo
CarolynM @monalyisha No, I don‘t feel smart🤔 maybe I should start thinking of it that way😉🤣 I think there‘s a good story to be told here, and the writer does a pretty good job of it, but I‘d have liked it better without the thriller element. @Ruthiella 1mo
monalyisha @CarolynM I‘m glad it has its redeeming elements because it‘s looking like I may end up having to read it for my book club next year, anyway. 😅 1mo
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Gissy
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Pickpick

Izumi, a Japanese American young adult discovered that her father is a prince in Japan. She want to discover her heritage roots his father family and will travel to Japan. Izumi question who she is, her cultural identity where she feels rejection in America for being a Japanese and in Japan for being a foreigner. The story is okay but cute with expected characters YA behaviors and expressions. 3⭐️I will like to read the sequel.

Gissy May 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBboks
#AsianReadathon (Japan) prompt- to read a book by Asian author which was recommended by someone. I use this book as part of #NewYearWhoDis2022 the book was in my match liked book list #RememberSharon
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Nute
Untitled | Anonymous
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#NewYearWhoDis2022
#NYWD22

Yay! It‘s here!
This is so wonderfully and lovingly wrapped that I almost don‘t want to unwrap it. However, the suspense is killing me, because I really cannot remember which book I selected as the gift. Thank you, Alyisha, for the awesome opportunity to participate in the coolest swap of book ideas and reading moments.

Now to get on with the surprise…
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monalyisha Ha! An unintentional & happy side effect of my procrastination. Perfect. 💯 6mo
Nute @monalyisha Right on, Girl!😆 6mo
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful paper 6mo
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Amiable Ha! I‘d forgotten which one I picked, too! 😀 6mo
readordierachel The wrapping is just adorable 6mo
monalyisha I hope you were pleased with your choice! I remember which book you picked & I‘m excited for you to read it! It‘s an especially good one for April, I think. 6mo
BeaG Cool! I‘ve been missing swaps lately.🤦🏾‍♀️ I‘ve got to stay my active. 6mo
Nute @readordierachel I liked the wrapping paper as well. Even when looking at the wrapping paper in front of you, the sprinkles are so realistic… it feels like a handful is there for the taking.🙃 5mo
Nute @BeaG I know that school is keeping you busy. I hope that things are going well. Many prayers for focus, energy and stamina. Also some downtime for reading. Take care, Jocelyn!💕 5mo
Nute @ShelleyBooksie I agree!🙂 5mo
Nute @monalyisha The book choice was perfect for April. Her poet‘s vibe is felt here. I enjoyed it. I haven‘t been keeping up with writing ‘reviews‘ about the books that I have read. I think that is part of the reading slump that I am in. Nothing is as usual…even the aftermath.😐 Thank you for the effort that you put into Who Dis. You are amazing, Alyisha!💕 5mo
Nute @Amiable It‘s always fun with the two of us together, Amy!💕 5mo
Amiable @Nute 😘❤️ 5mo
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Readergrrl
Devolution | Max Brooks
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I had so much fun reading this (had to move away from the window the night I stayed up to 2am to finish!)! I loved World War Z and Devolution didn‘t disappoint! As a child, I was certain that Sasquatch was alive & well & living in CT. I saw myself in so many of the references and to this day I‘m known for my Tall Man love! I have multiple stickers, T-shirts, & a Squatch air freshener hanging from my rear view mirror. Yes, a perfect match for me!

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Readergrrl There were so many books on @NikkiM5 ‘s list, that I‘ll be posting continuing into February and March!! Great list! 8mo
monalyisha Love, love, love this post & everything in it. 🌲👣🌲 8mo
NikkiM5 Glad you loved it. 8mo
sprainedbrain Great review!! 8mo
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CarolynM
The Push | Ashley Audrain
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I'm fascinated that so many reviews characterize this book as a thriller. For me it was much more a story that challenged the idealisation of motherhood and explored the challenges faced by women who don't experience it as they are expected to. I found Blythe completely relatable and I wanted to scream at her husband for his lack of support. Thanks @AmyG I liked this a lot. #NewYearWhoDis2022 @monalyisha

AmyG Agreed. It was as if nobody supported or believed her. I, too, found her very relatable. (edited) 9mo
CarolynM @AmyG I'm also interested in how many reviewers think that Blythe didn't love Violet and that led to Violet's behaviour. I don't think that's right at all. It also ignores the father's role and the dynamics between all of them. 9mo
Cathythoughts Nice review 👍 I have this on kindle, must get to it soon 🤞 9mo
AmyG I truly believed Violet was “a bad seed”....or one in the making, made worse by her family situation. 9mo
BookLineNSinker I definitely questioned Blythe's errors in her parenting.. but then comes into question nature vs. nurture, right? 9mo
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TrishB
The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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#top21in21
Can‘t believe there are 4 non fiction 😁
Tagging anyone who wants to do- it‘s great to look at everyone‘s and see what you might have missed.

Cinfhen Ohhh, lots of crossovers 🥰I‘m planning on reading this one for #Booked2022 #Canada 9mo
Cinfhen And I can‘t believe 4 NF reads!!! 9mo
Cinfhen I see you and Helen both have this one…must add 9mo
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Vansa I so LOVED Still life. 9mo
TrishB @cinfhen you‘re my NF pusher. 9mo
TrishB @Vansa me too ♥️ 9mo
Ruthiella We Begin at the End is on so many Littens‘ best of lists! I had it out from the library but had to return it before I‘d read the first few chapters... 9mo
TheBookHippie All the young men is on my list for 2022♥️ I think I can do it. I‘ve enough Kleenex. 9mo
Jolynne Fresh Water for Water!♥️👍🏽 9mo
Nute Fantastic reading this year. I will definitely be reading The Prettiest Star one day soon. I am discovering so many new books because of everyone‘s choices. Reading through these posts is like a Saturday morning heavenly literary smorgasbord from some of my most favorite people on the planet! Such a delight!💕 9mo
TrishB @Ruthiella I loved the characters ❤️ 9mo
TrishB @TheBookHippie it‘s an amazing read and she‘s an amazing woman ♥️ 9mo
TrishB @Jolynne 👍🏻♥️ 9mo
TrishB @Nute what a fab description ❤️ I‘m taking lots of screenshots! 9mo
TheBookHippie @TrishB I agree, she is. Different years of grief are harder this year was harder so I put off the reading til 2022. Missing my friends can‘t wrap my brain around 30 plus years I‘ve been here without them. 9mo
TrishB @TheBookHippie 💔 sorry, I didn‘t realise it was so personal. Take care. 9mo
TheBookHippie @TrishB I was a misfit book nerd and that community took me in ♥️ 9mo
TrishB @TheBookHippie you will definitely need the tissues ♥️ 9mo
squirrelbrain We‘ll turn you into a NF lover yet! 😘 9mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain I think 4 best of already is! 9mo
LeahBergen Great list! 9mo
Freespirit Wow I have so many new recommendations..thanks Trish xx 9mo
merelybookish I just bought a used copy of Crow Lake so happy to see you liked it! 9mo
TrishB @Freespirit it‘s great looking at everyone‘s 😁 9mo
TrishB @merelybookish I hope you love it too ❤️ 9mo
CarolynM Great list! I'm going to read We Begin at the End in January for #NewYearWhoDis2022 9mo
batsy I love the range here! Looking forward especially to the Pankhurst bio and Crying in H Mart ♥️ 9mo
TrishB @CarolynM cool 👍🏻 9mo
TrishB @batsy I think you will love both of those. The Pankhurst is a big one, I remember it took me a week to read. But so worth it. 9mo
vivastory Great list! I now regret not including the Hendrix on my list. I still need to read the King. I hope to make Later my final book of the year 9mo
TrishB @vivastory I thought the Hendrix was massively entertaining 😁 enjoy the King. 9mo
Chelsea.Poole Lovely list! 😊Thinking of doing this one in the new year 9mo
BarbaraBB Great list. Now I want to read Needless Street and Crying in H Mart! (edited) 9mo
Cathythoughts Sorrow and Bliss 👍🏻 9mo
TrishB @Chelsea.Poole hope you enjoy when you get to it. 9mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB Needless got marketed as horror and its really not. H Mart was a very surprise love for me. 9mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts loved it ♥️ 9mo
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Mitch
Betty: A novel | Tiffany McDaniel
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So this is going to be my January reading pile. Thank you SO much @Chelsea.Poole for giving me so much to choose from. Patrick Radden Keene was on my list last year and his new one looks fab, I listened to The Stacks interview Amanda Montell and she sounds very fab and Betty I know nothing about! Amazing list thank you Chelsea #newyearwhodis2022

Oryx Betty is really good 10mo
ncsufoxes Loved Betty 10mo
Scochrane26 I loved Empire of Pain but it will make you mad. 10mo
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Mitch @Scochrane26 it might be my third book for January rather than my first! 10mo
Mitch @Oryx @ncsufoxes It totally missed my radar so excited to have discovered it via @Chelsea.Poole 10mo
Chelsea.Poole This makes me so happy! Those are three excellent books. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Agreed with @Scochrane26 Empire of Pain is maddening and really just so well done. 10mo
Chelsea.Poole @Oryx @ncsufoxes some of the scenes in Betty feel like they‘ll be forever imprinted in my mind. Felt so vivid. 10mo
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CarolynM
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#NewYearWhoDis2022

Some great titles on your list @AmyG ! These are the 3 I plan to read on January.

@monalyisha

TrishB Have you brought the tagged one yet Carolyn? 10mo
CarolynM @TrishB No, I haven't got that one. 10mo
TrishB Phew 😁 I sent you it about 4 weeks ago so hopefully it will arrive before you want to read in January! Post is slow. 10mo
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CarolynM @TrishB Thank you, that's lovely of you😘 The post is ridiculously slow at this end but I would hope that it won't take too much more than 4 weeks! 10mo
TrishB Fingers crossed for this week 🤞🏻 10mo
AmyG I hope you enjoy them! 10mo
JamieArc The tagged book is on the list I received from my match as well, and with all the love I‘m seeing for it, will make it a January priority too. 10mo
CarolynM @JamieArc Yes, it was in my TBR because of all the Litstylove. I'll look out for your review🙂 10mo
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DGRachel
Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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Excited to dig into this list from @katiekat311 😍 The House in the Cerulean Sea is my all-time favorite book and I actually own The Kiss Quotient and The Guest List. Thanks again for putting this together @monalyisha 🥳
#newyearwhodis2022 #nywd2022

monalyisha You‘re welcome! Looks like a good handful! 📚 10mo
peanutnine I absolutely LOVE the Starless Sea ❤️ 10mo
BennettBookworm Epic list! 10mo
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AmyG
Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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I am going to try to read these three books for #NYWD2022 #NewYearWhoDis2022 @CarolynM
@monalyisha

Thrift books order complete. I am very excited!

monalyisha Yay! 😍🙌🏻💓 10mo
TrishB Behind the Scenes ♥️ 10mo
Cathythoughts Nice pics 💫💫💫 10mo
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CarolynM You've chosen a nice variety. Hope you enjoy them😘 10mo
AmyG @CarolynM It‘s funny…a friend just told me to read Walters. And I‘ve always wanted to read Pym. I have read Atkinson bit not this book. So all 3 - I am excited to read. 10mo
CarolynM We Begin at the End and The Push have been on my TBR for a while too. Looking forward to January 10mo
Crazeedi @CarolynM we begin at the end is excellent 10mo
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