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The Hunger Games: Volume 1 | Suzanne Collins
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I‘ve watched the movies for years and never read the books until now. To be honest, the film took liberties with the characters, Katniss, especially but both were great in their own way. On to Catching Fire!

Bklover This was such a fun series to read! 2w
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The Children on the Hill | Jennifer McMahon

OH MY GOD! The twist at the end! I thought I had it figured out and BAM! Awesome!!!!

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Tell Me Lies: A Novel | Carola Lovering
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When I saw the previews for the Hulu series, I decided to read. Can‘t lie, I couldn‘t put it down. I wanted to yell at Lucy for being an idiot and wanted to run that Stephen over with a car. It‘s a good book when you have strong reactions for characters. Toxic college “love” story all the way.

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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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I really loved the writing in this book. The main character is a woman with a past, a twin that is mentally incapacitated and dependent on her, and a career studying wolves. She is part of a team that reintroduce them in Scotland and meet a resistance from the community..mostly violent. There‘s a murder..but is it a murder or a wolf attack? She tries to save the wolves like she couldn‘t save her sister. I loved it.

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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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This is basically an retelling of Jane Eyre but there‘s a couple twists to it you wouldn‘t expect. It takes place in 1686 Iceland and Rosa marries and has to move to a different town to be with her husband. Not only does her husband act strange and cold, the town is superstitious and wary of her and witchcraft. There are noises in their home and rooms and outbuildings that are locked. The question is why?

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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1. Sarah Maas or Holly Black. 2. My warm bed or in an isolated corner of the library. 3. Not yet, but one of these days….
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs. I tag anyone to participate 😊

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🙏🏻📚🙌🏻 11mo
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I gave this 5 stars on Goodreads. It is a book about a girl raised in the woods and who helps Jewish individuals who escape from the ghettos in Poland survive in the woods and avoid German soldiers during the Holocaust. Not only is it a historical fiction book with romance…it‘s an existential masterpiece.

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I‘m so very glad I finally read this book! It‘s heartwarming and funny. This book is a testament to the fact that family has nothing to do with blood and home is where your chosen family is. I can think of no better book to start 2022 off than this one! I highly recommend!

KristiAhlers I adored this book! 13mo
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Lucy is my 2nd favorite character after Theodore. He‘s hilarious and Mr. Parnassus is so humorous in his patience and matter of fact responses.

Smrloomis “You know, like normal people have” 😂😂😂 13mo
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This is exactly what I‘m loving about this book! I‘m only 144 pages in and I have laughed out loud and chuckled countless times.

Aims42 This is one of those books I wish I could read for the first time again. Such a delight 🥰 13mo
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A skimpy year…just was in a reading rut.

rachelsbrittain 70 still seems good to me! Especially for a reading rut year. Congrats! 13mo
Karkar Wow 70 is awesome for a reading rut year!! Way to go! 13mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Prior to the pandemic, I struggled to get to 48 many years. 70 books is great! 13mo
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A Rogue of One's Own | Evie Dunmore
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My favorite so far (I‘m almost done with the 3rd book).

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks cute 💜 13mo
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Dunmore has been added to my list of favorite historical romance authors! I‘ve loved all her books thus far!

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Hunter's Green | Phyllis A. Whitney
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Pretty good in the gothic romance area but the ending was abrupt and really irritated me with it‘s abruptness.

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This book started off great, but the end was confusing to say the least. It was a good idea over all for a book, but the ending lost me.

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One of my favorites this year. If you liked The Bear and the Nightingale, Uprooted, and Spinning Silver, you will love this.

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I loved this book! It‘s an Ethiopian retelling of Jane Eyre with magic intertwined. I just wished it went more into detail.

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Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Even better than the first book. Can‘t wait for the 3rd to come out this summer.

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AmyG Ha. The worst. 1y
Reggie Lolol, yeah, that look around after you finish a book, wondering why no one‘s talking about it. 1y
Yuki_Onna I quite like that feeling. Nothing worse than hyped books. Even IF they live up to the hype, you feel as though you've got no opinion of your own and are just going with the flow.
I'd much rather read obscure books that no one apart from me likes or even knows about. I love the feeling of discovering hidden gems. ❤
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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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I would rate this as one of my top three favorites this year.

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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This is one of those books where the main character gets on your nerves but the plot is so good that you can‘t help but continue. Just a warning: it‘s book 1 of a trilogy and the final book isn‘t to be released until 8/30/22.

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Small Favors | Erin A. Craig
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I loved this book. Erin A. Craig didn‘t disappoint! A House of Salt and Sorrows was great and this one just as great! A strong young female main character doing her best to keep her family together and fed, a mysterious young man from the woods, and a town that slowly turns on each other. It‘s a romance, a horror and even a little fairytale mixed in. It‘s a must read!

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The Beautiful Ones | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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One thing I like about Silvia Moreno-Garcia is that she writes in different genres and her characters are interesting and not conventionally beautiful. This book is fantasy, romance, drama, and I get such a Victorian vibe from it. It‘s about unrequited love, lust, magic, social class conventions..I could go on and on. Plus, I actually liked the ending on this one.

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Certain Dark Things: A Novel | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I loved this book and I loved Domingo‘s character, but Silvia! What is with your endings, woman?!? So disappointed with the ending but the book is worth it. It has a very different spin on vampires.

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Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I really enjoy Silvia Moreno-Garcia‘s writing, but this one was okay but not nearly as good as her other novels.

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Audiobooks on the Go | Audiofile, Robin Whitten
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QUESTION: I was just thinking that the audiobooks that I listen to may be affecting my perspective on a novel and it‘s characters. Thinking I should probably read the books I‘m listening to just to see. But then that‘s kind of like watching the movie first. Does anyone else feel this way?

Karkar I know the narrator makes a huge difference for me and can take I book I love and turn it into one I dislike. 1y
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Untamed Shore | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I don‘t know how I feel about the main character of this book. The book is by the same author that wrote Mexican Gothic, though this book wasn‘t as good, but still pretty good. In her hometown of Baja California, eighteen year old Viridiana starts working for 3 Americans, but soon learns they aren‘t who they say they are. I want to like Viridiana…but she seems too selfish but then, I know she doesn‘t have the best life. It makes me wonder ….

Reggie I really liked this book. I loved Viridiana and the fact that she was smart enough to use the politics and small mindedness of a small town to carve out a future and solution for herself. 1y
Asthecroweflies @Reggie true. I just don‘t know how to feel about her manipulating Lawrence like she did. On one hand, her experiences with her father running off from her mother and men using women shapes her perspective and she doesn‘t get any guidance or support from her mother. But then, Lawrence was a genuine guy… 1y
Asthecroweflies @Reggie I guess this inner debate I‘m having is proof of Silvia‘s writing talents. lol. She does a wonderful job of conveying Viridiana‘s youth, naivety, restlessness, and dreams of experiencing life (such as on the movie screen). But Viridiana is older than her years in some ways as well. It‘s refreshing to see such a dynamic character in novels. Especially these days when many books are so stereotypical/mainstream.. 1y
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Mistress of Mellyn | Victoria Holt
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I‘m on a big gothic romance kick; however, I wasn‘t too impressed. It had the potential to be great but the author fell short on her development of the conflict and storyline.

KathyWheeler My mother and used I to read her books. My first Holt book, and still my favorite, was given to me by my aunt. It was (edited) 1y
Asthecroweflies @KathyWheeler I‘m reading another one of hers right now; it seems to be better than this one so far. 😊 1y
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Nine Coaches Waiting | Mary Stewart
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A classic gothic romance and suspense novel from the 1950s set in France. Don‘t let the age of the book fool you! It‘s a mix of Rebecca and Jane Eyre. Really good.

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Vampire | Richie T Cusick
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Another light read for fall and Halloween.

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The Mall | Richie Tankersley Cusick
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Just finished re-reading. I really enjoyed this creep read when I was in high school. It‘s a light read and creepy but nothing too overwhelming. It‘s about a teenage girl who just started working in the mall who soon finds out she has a murderous stalker in the same mall but she doesn‘t know what he looks like. Is he the janitor? The security guard? Will she live to find out? Good read for fall and Halloween.

Jemgirl2014 I'm waiting for a millennial who works in the film business to make a movie out of this! 😅 This is my all time favorite young adult novelist. Man, did I have a great time reading her books. Love your post. 😊 1y
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Blood Rose Rebellion | Rosalyn Eves
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I truly enjoyed this book. It‘s set in a fantasy Victorian England where people of higher social standing are the only ones that can use magic, but Anna is considered barren of magic and is ostracized for it. After accidentally ruining her sister‘s spells at her official debut into society, Anna is sent away with her grandmother‘s home country Hungary where she meets a beautiful guarded gypsy boy and becomes involved in a revolution.

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Book 5 of Cassandra Palmer series.

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Book 4 of the Cassandra Palmer series.

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Embrace the Night | Karen Chance
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Book 3 of the Cassandra Palmer series.

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Claimed By Shadow | Karen Chance
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Book 2 of the Cassandra Palmer series. My review is the same as book 1. I read these a while back so my review is based on the first 5 books that I‘ve read.

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Touch the Dark | Karen Chance
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If you enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse novels, you may like the Cassandra Palmer series. There are 10 books in this series. Cassie is a clairvoyant living in Vegas hiding from the mafia vampire boss who raised her. Cassie gets on my nerves a little-I just want to slap her sometimes because she‘s so impulsive and the pacing is too fast sometimes but an overall pick for me..however, I liked Sookie much more. 😊

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This has been one of the best books that I‘ve read in a long while. It‘s a modern retelling of the Celtic tale of Tam Lin. Beautifully bizarre, it weaves fairy folklore and the in between of death..I read this in 24 hours. It was that good! Book 1 in the trilogy.

BethM Ooooh im sold! 1y
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Drowned Country | Emily Tesh
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Book 2 to the Greenhollow duology! Also a short and very satisfying read! I‘m just sad it was over so soon.

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Silver in the Wood | Emily Tesh
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Absolutely loved this book! Woodland creatures/Fae and a love story! A short read as well at 105 pages. It‘s part of a duology. I highly recommend.

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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LOVED this book! HATED the ending. Slow burn love story with a mix of fairytale and folklore. Did I mention that I hated the ending? 😠

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Listening and reading...I have been resisting this book for a while but am glad I‘m reading it. I think Silvia Moreno-Garcia will become a favorite author with me. I loved Mexican Gothic and am now enjoying this one.

Pogue I loved the audio of this book. 2y
Asthecroweflies @Pogue me too! The audio for Mexican Gothic was good too. 😊 2y
Pogue I haven‘t read Mexican Gothic yet. We got it for Christmas. 2y
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Currently reading. Am I the only one who can‘t stand Bathsheba?

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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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This book was an absolute pleasure to listen to! It‘s the type of wholesome, adventurous fairytale that brings out one‘s inner child. I highly recommend for a feel good type of book. I found myself laughing throughout the entire book. Loved it!

Kangaj1 The movie by Studio Ghibli is amazing as well! 2y
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Judgment Road | Christine Feehan
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Just started this series. Really steamy romance with explicit sexual content and some potential triggers for some people so please keep in mind.

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REBECCA | Daphne du Maurier's
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I finished the audiobook and really enjoyed it! Much more than I thought I would. The mystery and foreshadowing kept me intrigued through the whole book.

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Glass Castle- Jeanette Walls The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

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🍁 1. Fleece leggings. lol. 2. Family/friends. 🍁 Mexican Gothic-Gothic horror in 1950s Mexico where a young woman learns exactly what is wrong with her cousin is the same thing possessing the house and the others in it.

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Iron Kissed | Patricia Briggs
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#3 of series.

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Blood Bound | Patricia Briggs
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#2 of the series.