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Bookzombie
The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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Book 20 of #MountTBR- I may have to check out Stiefvater‘s other books as I loved this one. I love Puck. She is a feisty and strong character. It had just the right amount of a romance and no love triangle!

#Booked2018
#UnderdogHero - The Scorpio Races
#FeaturesaHoliday - A Redbird Christmas
#MCover70yearsold - Driving Miss Daisy
#Newin2018 - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
#MCwithInvisibleIllness - Talking to the Dead
#SpookyRead - Dark Duets

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻📚📚 13mo
danibolahood I loved The Scorpio Races! 13mo
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Bookzombie @danibolahood It was so good! 13mo
Cinfhen Congrats!!! You did it 🎊🎊🎊 Thanks for making the journey with us 13mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! Could you do me a favor and check if I signed up for next year? I cant remember. 13mo
Megabooks Fantastic!! 13mo
Bookzombie @Megabooks Thanks! 13mo
Cinfhen I will ask @4thhouseontheleft she‘s our tech gal 😘😘😉 13mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! 13mo
Bookzombie @4thhouseontheleft Thank you for checking! 13mo
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DivineDiana
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This is my final book for #booked2018 ! Happy to say that it was also from the mountainous #TBR pile! This is Book 3 of a series based on the real life of sisters who lived in New Jersey in the early 1900‘s. Miss Constance Kopp became somewhat a celebrity due to the fact that a female assistant sheriff, who carried a gun and wore a gold star was quite unusual for the period! Despite the lack of respect that she faced, Constance was a #underdoghero

BarbaraTheBibliophage Love it—I need to read the last two!! 13mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! You did it!!!!!! Congrats and happy healthy 2019 13mo
Mdargusch Great job! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 13mo
Izai.Amorim Happy new year! 13mo
lynneamch Great interview with Amy yesterday at #womenshistoryreads http://www.greermacallister.com/blog/ 11mo
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Kamisha
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With this last read I have finally completed my end season of reads for #booked2018! Just in time 🙌🏼😉
#underdoghero - The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#featuresaholiday - Hocus Pocus & Sequel ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#MCover70 - The One-In-A Million Boy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#newin2018 - Pride ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
MCwithinvisibleillness- Turtles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#spooky - Blood and Salt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen Wow!!! So many 4 star reads!!! That‘s awesome 🥳🥳🥳congrats on completing the challenge 🎈🎈🎈 13mo
Kamisha @Cinfhen yes, it was a great reading season! And thank you! 🎉😊 13mo
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DivineDiana
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Reading this book which has been sitting on my shelves for some time for my last #booked2018 selection. A few Litsy friends chose Miss Kopp‘s books for #underdoghero. Happy to find this on my #TBR !

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, I would love to see that sweet painting behind the book! 13mo
DivineDiana @JanuarieTimewalker13 We lost our dear bunny last year. My husband and I went to fundraiser in her honor and painted her portrait. 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ohhhh, bunnies are the sweetest!!! I‘ve never had one, but I‘ve met one at a vet‘s office. 13mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard good things about this book/,series. Sorry about your bunny 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This one would work for next year‘s #femaledetective prompt also! 13mo
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nelehelen
True Grit | Charles Portis
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4.5/5
I never read this classic nor watched the movies, which isn‘t a surprise because I don‘t really gravitate towards westerns. But, I‘m so glad I read this because I loved it! It‘s beautiful, straightforward storytelling. And I loved the voice of Mattie Ross. Highly recommend.

#Booked2018
#ReadHarder2018

nelehelen @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft I read this for the “Underdog Hero” for the young MC and Rooster character (who seemed unlikely to show kindness and integrity). Do you guys think it would work?? (edited) 13mo
Cinfhen Great choice and AWESOME BOOK 🤠 13mo
Cinfhen Mattie was definitely an #UnderdogHero 💕🙌🏻 13mo
nelehelen @Cinfhen i love it when i discover books that are so good in genres i would never read! All thanks to awesome reading challenges like the ones you guys put together!! 🙌🏼👍🏼 13mo
Cinfhen Thanks!!! I feel like I can‘t get any credit for this one... you just discovered the perfect book on your own.... well done ❤️ 13mo
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Reviewsbylola
Murder as a Fine Art | David Morrell
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My final quarter of #booked2018 is complete. Here‘s what I read—

#newin2018 Heartland
#mcwithaninvisibleillness Reasons to Stay Alive
#spooky The Elementals
#underdoghero Murder as a Fine Art
#MCover70 Three Things About Elsie
#featuresaholiday Better Not Cry

vivastory I just checked out Murder As A Fine Art. Your review has me even more excited for it. 14mo
Reviewsbylola It was really good!! The author wrote in his afterword that he immersed himself in 1854 Victorian London for two years in preparation for writing this book and it clearly showed. He went above and beyond by including a lot of details about the period. @vivastory (edited) 14mo
vivastory That sounds exactly what I was looking for! I'm looking for a new historical mystery series after I read the final book in MJ Carter's series 14mo
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Crazeedi Thank you, I'm adding a couple to.my tbr! 14mo
Reviewsbylola Three Things About Elsie I would have never read without this challenge probably and it was one of my favorites of the year! @Crazeedi 14mo
Crazeedi @Reviewsbylola thank you! I'm checking that one out! 14mo
4thhouseontheleft Which one was your favorite? They all sound good! 14mo
Reviewsbylola Definitely Three Things About Elsie. I really enjoyed them all though, which is awesome! @4thhouseontheleft 14mo
VeganCleopatra You Better Not Cry has a disturbing cover. 😬😏 14mo
Reviewsbylola I like to convince myself it‘s Augusten himself rockin that suit. 😂😂 @VeganCleopatra 14mo
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻can‘t wait to see your new reads in 2019 14mo
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Reviewsbylola
Murder as a Fine Art | David Morrell
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This book is replete with #underdoghero(es). Thomas de Quincey is first and foremost as he races to discover who is recreating the brutal, decades old Ratcliff Highway murders in Victorian London.

De Quincey is best known for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium Eater, which I have actually read but of which I have little recollection. This was an immersive, fast paced historical thriller.

And with that, I‘ve completed #booked2018.

Tamra Sounds good! 14mo
Melissa_J I liked this one! Haven‘t read the others in the series yet though. 14mo
Cinfhen Way to go!!! Book challenger slayer 🙌🏻💕 14mo
Megabooks WTG! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 14mo
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Reviewsbylola
Murder as a Fine Art | David Morrell
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I finally found a book for #underdoghero @Cinfhen . It‘s fantastic so far. My reading buddy prefers lounging on the coffee table as I read. 🤪

PS I swear we don‘t beat her or anything. She just always has a super guilty look on her face. 😂

AlaMich Does she wear her little fleece in the house or did she just come back from a walk? 🐶❤️ 14mo
Reviewsbylola She pretty much wears it 24/7. 😂 @AlaMich 14mo
JennyM Cutie pie 🥰 14mo
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joellenotjello So cute! 🐶 14mo
britt_brooke 💚🐾 Cutie!! I miss my dog. Ugh! 😭 14mo
Kshakal Sooo cute!!! 💖 14mo
Bklover She‘s adorable! I‘ll bet that face gets her anything she wants! 14mo
Cinfhen GERTIE!!!! She‘s home!! 💕💕And glad u found a book 😁 14mo
Purrfectpages So adorable! 14mo
shellleigh33 She is such a cute 🐶!!! 14mo
jillannjohn Love her! 🐶 14mo
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BookwormAHN
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I loved The Book Thief. It was beautifully written and told by Death, who was a fantastic narrator. Although I will warn those who haven't read it yet kleenex will be needed 💙
Also has anyone seen the movie? How does it compare with the book?
#MonthofZusak @EadieB @MinDea
#booked2018 #UnderdogHero @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

jdiehr The movie is worth watching but, of course, doesn't come close to the awesomeness of the book - which happens to be my all time favorite 14mo
4thhouseontheleft I needed so many tissues when I read this book. 😭😭 14mo
Cinfhen Loved the book and the movie!!!!!Watched the movie with my son last year....we both needed tissues 😭😭 14mo
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Bookzombie
The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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I need a book that fits #UnderdogHero for #Booked2018. For those who have read it, would the tagged book work? It‘s on my shelves and would also count toward #MountTBR. 🤞🏻

LorieL I think this would apply to #underdoghero for sure! 14mo
CrowCAH Definitely works for that category! I LOVED this book; still lives with me!!! 14mo
Bookzombie @LorieL @CrowCAH Thank you both! ❤️ 14mo
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