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AileenRR
The Selection | Kiera Cass
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Mehso-so

Hated the reader‘s voice (sounded robotic), and it didn‘t live up to the hype, but I like the premise so much (The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor) that I‘ll continue with the series.

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

It was fine. I liked it a lot at the beginning, then halfway through I started spacing out. I‘m not even 100% sure how it ended and that doesn‘t bother me 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I have about an hour left on this book (hard copy and audiobook going at the same time). I‘m loving it 💖

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Pickpick

Some fun, behind the scenes stories, mixed with the story of their friendship. I‘m super behind on their podcast; I think I‘ll start again from the beginning🎧

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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Mehso-so

Less juicy than I was anticipating. I guess I‘d already heard of most of the good bits prior to reading it. Ultimately it came off as sad; Harry loves his dad and brother and wants to be a part of something important, but doesn‘t feel supported or protected by his family from the negative media attention.

ajcameron_author I still keep meaning to find the time to read this. 1mo
AileenRR @ajcameron_author It‘s a long one 1mo
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Pickpick

This was a comfort re-read for me. At one point I heard there was going to be a show on HBO 🤷🏻‍♀️

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

Such a good premise: Lydia‘s fiancé dies but she‘s able to continue life with him in her dreams.
It was just ok. A pleasant listen, but not gripping.

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Pickpick

Watched the movie first and LOVED it. Then listened to the book to get more details. I bet I wouldn‘t like Bernadette in person, but I admired her genius and her relationship with her daughter 💖

AvidReader25 I loved this one on audio and I felt like they did a wonderful job with the movie! 1mo
AileenRR @AvidReader25 Bernadette is a hoot! The movie is definitely rewatchable (edited) 1mo
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AileenRR
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Panpan

Was excited for this one: a bookstore/cafe/gift shop! That‘s the dream! But it wasn‘t a straight forward romance; there were 3 heroines, and it was overall disappointing. But I suspect that my expectations played a big part in that.

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Mehso-so

The hero and heroine seemed like nice people, but I never fell in love with either of them. It was all just meh…

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AileenRR
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Pickpick

Started off listening to this one and it took a while to get into it. Once I finished I immediately had to get the paper version and start again from the beginning. Some books are just better on paper

Allylu I loved this one, too! 3mo
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AileenRR
The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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Pickpick

Took me a while to get into the story the first time I listened, but I did eventually get sucked it, and then had to listen again from the beginning to catch what i missed the first time around. Good story, but I wanted more of an epilogue.

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

I think I would have gotten more from it if I listened to just 1 or 2 essays (sermons?) a day, rather than blasting through it in a few days as if it was a novel

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The Middle Place | Kelly Corrigan
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Pickpick

Was time for a reread/relisten. I love listening to Kelly talk about her friends and family. I can‘t relate to the bond she has with her dad, but I love hearing about it anyway 💖

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AileenRR
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Pickpick

It‘s a Cinderella story and the existence of a wicked stepmother stressed me out. Also, I thought the hero was too hard on the heroine. Luckily everything worked out in the end 😉 and I still love this family

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

Meh. I thought the 2 main characters were too…not dramatic, but…too much with their fears/phobias. But then again, I haven‘t had their traumatic experiences.

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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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Pickpick

Good, but imperfect. It felt like Daphne fell in love with Simon too quickly. But! There were 2 epilogues in this version, and I LOVE epilogues 💖

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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I‘d forgotten how great this author is at quick and funny repartee. Is that redundant? Anyway, witty characters to love, with a nicely wrapped up HEA
💖😊💖

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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Pickpick

More dramatic than I would normally care for, but at least the ending was satisfying

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AileenRR
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Panpan

Terrible. At least 80% of this was lifted straight out of her William and Harry book. Looks like this is about just William and Kate, but it‘s not.

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

Some interesting stories. Author seems more of a fan of the boys than an objective biographer though.

johncadams Sadly often the way with these Royal biographies. A shame it wasn't a better read. 6mo
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AileenRR
Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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Mehso-so

Meh. I hate it when misunderstandings play a big part in the conflict. I did enjoy hearing about different traditions and beliefs though.

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

100% entertaining, but since I was listening to it it seemed to end abruptly. I was expecting to hear about William and Harry meeting at the Diana statue unveiling and at Philip‘s funeral, but the books stops at the beginning and of the pandemic.

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Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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Panpan

Adorable premise (there‘s a magical twist) but the story was executed poorly. I didn‘t fall in love with the characters and hated the heroine‘s family. And not in a good way. In an author-took-this-too-far-and-they‘re-toxic kind of way.

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In A New York Minute | Kate Spencer
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Pickpick

Simple and easy, perfect for a Sunday morning in bed. Would make a very cute movie!

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AileenRR
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Pickpick

I liked it, but not as much as I thought I would given the hype. Had to listen to it twice because I tuned out a bunch the first time around.

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Without Merit: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Mehso-so

Despite the wackiness of the family and the protagonist‘s depression, this ended up being a simple, soothing listen. I liked it, but wouldn‘t recommend.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Pickpick

Cute and sweet and simple. Sometimes that‘s exactly what I need 💖

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Pickpick

It was hard to keep track of who‘s who when just listening, so I had to look up a character list on line and listen twice. Loved it.

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All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t like the voice of the reader; seemed too old or professional for the heroine. Also, I found the heroine unpleasant, but maybe I‘d be just as unpleasant if I‘d had her struggles 🤷🏻‍♀️

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

Meh. It was fine. I‘m very meh about the whole trilogy. Maybe they‘re better on paper than on audio 🤷🏻‍♀️

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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Pickpick

Told from the points of view of several different women, some more interesting than others. Pretty good, but wouldn‘t re-read. I did love the long, drawn-out ending/epilogue 🙌🏽

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

Kind of a sequel to, but also a deepening of Everything Happens…

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Pickpick

Of course it‘s not as good as the first book, but I liked it anyway. The story was in turns slow and overly dramatic, but I liked seeing Ari‘s growth and the development of his relationships. And I liked being reminded of how much I like reading about good, smart kids.

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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Pickpick

This story had me reflecting on how I, and my life, have changed in the last 10 years.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Pickpick

During this re-read, I realized that Camilla is as big a part of this story as Eliza is in Hamilton. They‘re the ones who made (a large part of) the story happen. Camila Morrone looks like she‘s just right for the part of Camila Dunne. So excited for the show! 💖

marleed I reread this book immediately upon finishing realizing the fate of the characters, and the book is really told in memoriam for her to her daughter. I‘m curious to see if the show will be told in real time where Camille might be a bit different than what the band remembers her to be when talking to her daughter. 12mo
AileenRR @marleed Ooh, that‘s something I hadn‘t considered 🤔 12mo
marleed @AileenRR my mother died many years ago when I was two so I have no direct memories of her. All the stories I heard had me convinced my mother was canonized a saint and people just weren‘t told! I went out of state to her alma mater for college (one of had to!) and while there met someone who finally told me a less than perfect story of her. I was thrilled and it made her more real than all the stories that came before it! 12mo
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marleed So my second pass through this book made me think that if I was the daughter interviewing friends of my mother when she was alive, the stories would be most certainly tilted to my mother‘s favor. So no wonder everyone likes Camille best - she‘s been canonized! 12mo
AileenRR @marleed I love that you shared this point of view! And I‘m glad you got a more complex glimpse into who your mom was 😊 12mo
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AileenRR
Yearbook | Seth Rogen
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Mehso-so

The beginning was charming, but the rest of the book was filled with alcohol and drug shenanigans that I couldn‘t relate to and didn‘t find particularly fun or funny. The story at the end was pretty good though. And it was narrated by a full cast, so that was cool.

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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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Mehso-so

Meh. I guess it‘s not my type of humor 🤷🏻‍♀️

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

I thought her story was interesting enough (difficulties finding the right job and partner, struggles with fertility), and I enjoyed reading on the whole, but there was something about the style (or voice?) that I didn‘t love 🤔

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

Meh. Some interesting background trivia about the movies and the actors. I ended up rewatching When Harry Met Sally earlier this week, and am planning to rewatch You‘ve Got Mail tonight 💖

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AileenRR
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Pickpick

I admire the characters for their wit. I can‘t think fast enough to banter in real life they way they do in books.

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

I read it for the forward by Mindy, which was fine. I ended up really enjoying the parts about his undergrad years at Berkeley. Also, I thought there‘d be more Hollywood gossipy bits, so that was a let down.

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Pickpick

I love food memoirs and I liked this one. Maybe a teensy but slow in the middle, but finished strongly.

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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Mehso-so

I‘m guessing this one is much better in paper rather than audio. I spaced out quite a bit and didn‘t care enough to rewind. My favorite parts were the bits with the best friend; those felt warmer and less distant than the rest of the book.

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AileenRR
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Pickpick

Took a minute to get into it because there are so many unlikable characters. It ended up being pretty satisfying.

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AileenRR
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Pickpick

LOVED this ♥️♥️♥️ Didn‘t think the author could top Daisy Jones, but then I read Malibu Rising and then this one. I think I have a new favorite author for sheer entertainment!

marleed Me too. I love the voice she gives to her characters! 1y
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AileenRR
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Pickpick

The more I read Sam Irby, the more I like her 😊

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Loved this a lot, even though there were a few side characters that I couldn‘t keep track of in the audio form, and I wanted an epilogue (like I do for everything). Great book for ending 2021 and beginning 2022 💖

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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Pickpick

Sweet and sad and hilarious. Loved it!

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AileenRR
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Re-listened and fell in love with these families all over again.

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