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APLitlife

Joined May 2016

HS English Teacher and avid reader. No book affects two people the same. What will your verse be?
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Made my goal this year! Sometimes hard as an English teacher. The guilt of reading for pleasure with a pile of essays to grade is real.

AmyG Yay! 1mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Had to read because so many of my students love it. It was good and suspenseful.

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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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Mehso-so

It was ok, kind of dragged for me. So much about the characters I didn‘t feel necessary, but I think her writing is just not my style.

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We Were Here | Matt de la Pea
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Absolutely wonderful and heartfelt. Three young men so misunderstood and down the wrong paths, but they each find their way, but not all end happily. Very moving characters.

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Loved Reminders of Him, couldn‘t put it down. It Ends With Us I didn‘t like so much. She did not develop a male character that I cheered for when I should have.

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Pickpick

Good story, but hard to get into the setting of early 1900s Shanghai when all names are Western.

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Dead West | Matt Goldman
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Really enjoyed this series. Quick read, and kept me engaged.

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Mehso-so

Started strong, but just didn‘t care for the end. (The way it is laid out, not the actual ending)

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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I am a fan of Ruth Ware and this did not disappoint. It may have went on a little longer than necessary, but still good.

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Pickpick

Loved! I read it in one day because I could not put it down.

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Pickpick

Couldn‘t put this one down.

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The Seduction of Water | Carol Goodman
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Mehso-so

Had a really slow start, but ended well.

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

Honestly not sure what to say about the ending. Who else has read it and what did you think? I was all in until the end.

Saknicole I loved it! It was my favorite book of 2021. Did you dislike the whole mushroom organism thing or just the specific ending ending? 8mo
APLitlife @Saknicole I think the mushroom organism was a bit much. The actual ending was satisfying. 8mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Has been on my shelf for ages, finally getting to it.

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Read in a day. Fast paced and some nice twists and turns.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I really liked it, but do not feel it lives up to the hype. Nice twist, but I have read several others recently that actually made me drop my jaw. This wasn‘t one of them.

TheLudicReader Love to hear about some of those “jaw dropping” titles. 9mo
APLitlife @TheLudicReader The biggest one right now is Verity by Colleen Hoover. The ending literally had my jaw on the floor. It is a little explicit sexually, but the plot of the story is amazing. Another one is Push by Ashley Audrain. It is a little slow, but it builds well and then the ending!! Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris is another. Hope you enjoy them! 9mo
TheLudicReader Thanks for the suggestions, @APLitlife I read Verity: hated it. Push is on my TBR and I have heard of the third, but not read it. I will definitely check it out. 9mo
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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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Amazing but tragic story.

Lauram I just read this last week for book club. We all really liked this sad story and look forward to the Netflix series. 10mo
APLitlife I didn‘t know it was going to be a Netflix series. I hope they don‘t ruin it. Every “series” I have seen of a favorite book has been awful. 10mo
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Not a big horror fan, but I did get sucked into this series.

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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Mehso-so

I am really struggling through this one. I read the back of the book and thought it would be so good, but the “disappearance of the little boy” is very little of the book. Didn‘t even barely mention it until the 15th chapter. It is more about the backstory of the women in the family. Pushing through because I am stubborn 😁.

GondorGirl I am a HUGE Kate Morton fan, but this wasn't my favorite of hers. 10mo
APLitlife @GondorGirl I have another one of her books. Definitely will give her another try. 10mo
Lauram I struggled to get through this one. It‘s going to be a long time before I attempt another one by Morton. 10mo
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Black Out | Lisa Unger
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Surprisingly good. Some good twists and turns.

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Mehso-so

Not my favorite. Didn‘t care much for the characters and the ending was horrible.

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The Story Keeper | Lisa Wingate
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Great author.

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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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Mehso-so

My favorite author, not my favorite book. Guess I am tired of pandemic topics.

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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I have read two of her books and thoroughly enjoyed both.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love her books! 11mo
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Pickpick

It was a slow start, but picked up quickly.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agreed! I threw it in the floor when I finished 🤣🤣 11mo
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The Invisible Girl | Lisa Jewell
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I usually have three books going at one time. One is an audiobook, one on my Kindle, and one book in hand.

rachelm Exact same! 2y
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The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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I honestly love anything Kristin Hannah. I love that you don‘t feel like you are reading the same story over and over. She is very diverse. This one takes place during the depression/dust bowl days and a woman‘s determination for the survival of her family.

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Mehso-so

Very hard to like the main character. Or any of the characters at that. A little girl that they had taken to as a child, come back into their lives years later as a beautiful young woman, with revenge on her mind.

AlisBookNookCorner This is on my TBR 😬 I keep hearing it isn't that good. 2y
APLitlife @AlisBookNookCorner, there was really no climax and I just didn‘t like any of the characters. No one to cheer for. 2y
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It is fiction, but based on a true event. Between 1925-1950 children were basically stolen from poor families and sold to wealthy families. This story follows one such family of children. I listen to the audiobook and absolutely loved it!

AlisBookNookCorner Loved this book! 2y
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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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My favorite author does it again. 12 hour drive home was perfect to start and finish this gem.

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Summer heatwave in Texas. Staying cool inside.

WanderingBookaneer I loved this one! 4y
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Dark Witch | Nora Roberts
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Reading through this trilogy. It is a good read, but would love to see more character development and backstory.

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Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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I have a serious book buying problem.

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The Lost | Natasha Preston
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Was a favorite author for many of my students this year. Reading her newest book.

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Schools out! Summer reading time! #teachersoflitsy

Lovesbooks87 Yay! You have some pretty amazing books in this stack! Enjoy! 4y
AmyG Great books! 4y
bibliobard The 57 Bus is SO GOOD! 4y
Nessavamusic Yes it‘s the greatest! 4y
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Someday | David Levithan
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Have read half the book just waiting for the dr.

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Pickpick

Such a sweet story.

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CathyJ What did you think of Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter? I got it on sale last year but keep put off reading it. 4y
ashley_gilman @CathyJ I LOVED Pretty Girls. Although it was very, very dark at parts, it was addicting. You should definitely read it - I‘d love to know what you think 😊 (edited) 4y
APLitlife Pretty Girls was pretty dark and shocking, but I really enjoyed it. I “read” it by audiobook and had a hard time having to stop it. I sat in my driveway many a night after getting home to finish a chapter.😁 @CathyJ 4y
CathyJ @ashley_gilman Thanks! Maybe I'll have to give it a try. 4y
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Untilted | Autechre
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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As a teacher, I do have get as much free reading as I would like. I missed my goal by just a few books this year, so I am setting it again at 2 books a month. Starting with one of my tbr that has been on my shelf for awhile.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Lots of twists and turns. I really enjoyed it.

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Following the lead of others. I love to see and learn about the readers I am following. I have always been a huge reader and it just seemed fitting to become an English teacher. I teach sophomores and AP Literature and am known for making quite a few readers of my students. Their favorite part of class is SSR, they love to relax and read. I have two teens and am also a basketball coach.

kspenmoll Fellow #teachersoflitsy! I co-teach freshman Hs English & am special educator 9-12 in inclusive public school.❤️📚 4y
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Book #1 of the Christmas break. Reading instead of finishing Christmas shopping.

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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Semester‘s over! Now to catch up on reading books instead of essays. #teachersolitsy

LiteraryinLawrence Congrats!! 4y
Tamra Yay! 4y
AmyG Have a great holiday and time off! 4y
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Christmas gift from a student. How awesome is this cup for an English teacher? #teachersoflitsy

Tamra So cool!! 4y
Ddzmini 😍😍😍 4y
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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At the ALAN conference. Amazing book haul for my classroom. #teachersoflitsy

BookishMarginalia That is fabulous! 4y
ravenlee 😲🎉 4y
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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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Sci-fi, Horror, fantasy (although, I will pick one up here and there, I normally skip right past)

Blair_Reads Historical fiction, romance, and western. I need to be more open to grabbing something from these genres 4y
Rachel.Rencher Romance, western & science fiction 4y
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Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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Can‘t wait to wear my new shirt to school. #teachersoflitsy

CoffeeNBooks I love this!! 4y
GingerAntics Okay that‘s just perfect. 4y
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staci.reads Love it! Where did you find this? 4y
APLitlife @staci.reads If you are on Instagram, a teacher @buildingbooklove designs and sells them. Her shirt design this year is “I read Dead people”. 4y
staci.reads Thanks! I'll check her out. 4y
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A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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Finally getting a chance to start this one. The first two of this series, #pillarsoftheearth and #worldwithoutend are two of my most favorite books. Excited that he finally wrote a third and hope that it holds up to the first two.

Andrew65 Enjoy 😊 4y
TrishB Love these books 👍🏻 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved the series! Such a brilliant author! 4y
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