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BeckyLeJ

BeckyLeJ

Joined February 2016

blogger, reviewer, associate agent
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Wonderland by Zoje Stage
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When the new doctor at a remote Antarctic research facility learns her predecessor died under mysterious circumstances, she begins digging into the case. She soon realizes exactly how grave her mistake is when one of the few winter staff turns up dead. Now she‘s trapped until the end of the season and can‘t be sure who she can trust!

I loved this! It‘s a fun snowed in suspense read!

rubyslippersreads Lovely bookmark and lovely cat. 😻 13mo
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C. J. Cooke‘s The Lighthouse Witches is out today! I loved this book—perfect creepy vibes for fall! And a lovely Blueberry Peach Cobbler teacup candle from Beautifully Novel (you can find her on Etsy, if you‘re interested).

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Sweet Tooth | Jeff Lemiere
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Pretty excited about the Sweet Tooth adaptation coming to Netflix this week!

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Henry‘s latest is an absolutely fab read for summer (or anytime)! A charming and sweet story about two friends who vacation together every year. But two years ago, something went very wrong and they haven‘t spoken since. Now is their chance to mend their friendship and take one last trip together. But can they really go back to the way things were?

Loved it!

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Wonderland | Zoje Stage
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Got in some quality time in the sun with this weird read!

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Lesson in Red: A Novel | Maria Hummel
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Last weekend‘s park reading. This was billed as a companion to Still Lives, but I do think it‘s more a true sequel. I felt like I‘d missed a lot of the character development that took place in Still Lives. I wasn‘t totally lost, but only just.

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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My ARC of Stephen Graham Jones‘s upcoming book arrived just in time for me to get lunch at the Native American restaurant I heard about from his feed 😊

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I got to attend a virtual event with Catriona Ward and Matt Wesolowski recently. Even though Last House on Needless Street is coming out later this year from Tor, I decided I couldn‘t wait and ordered the UK copy!

candc320 I did the same thing! Now I‘m just waiting for it to arrive 😩. Any book that both Stephen King and Joe Hill endorse gets my vote! 2y
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The Smash-Up | Ali Benjamin
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Set in 2018, this adult debut from Ali Benjamin is a character driven story about a family affected by the turmoil happening in the world around them. As things come to a head politically and socially, it becomes unclear whether their family can weather it all.

The Smash Up is a smart and entertaining book that will resonate with so many readers! It‘s not my usual kind of read, but I thought it was utterly fantastic!

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Deity | Matt Wesolowski
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The latest in the creepy cross genre Six Stories series is out in the UK. Due out in April here in the States! The series premise is a crime podcast featuring six viewpoints about the same crime. In the case of Deity, it‘s allegations about a music icon who died in a fire. A slow burn in terms of action, but a relatively quick read.

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If I Disappear | Eliza Jane Brazier
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Eliza Jane Brazier‘s debut is the latest suspense release based around true crime podcasting. This was a quick read with what‘s apparently a bit of a polarizing end 😮

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Perfect Guests | Emma Rous
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I‘m into some super atmospheric reads of late. This one hit shelves this past week. There are multiple threads including a teen taken in at a remote estate in the Fens as a companion to the couple‘s daughter who lives there (in the 80s!) and a present-day murder mystery dinner at the same estate! So much fun!

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Bloodline | Jess Lourey
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I am loving this latest from Jess Lourey! Set in 1968, it‘s got shades of Rosemary‘s Baby and The Stepford Wives!

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The Creak on the Stairs | Eva Bjorg AEgisdttir
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Book mail is the best mail! I got some goodies from Orenda and can‘t wait to dive in! These are all #nordicnoir 😊

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Mistletoe | Alison Littlewood
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Started this one on Christmas Eve. Savoring it! A perfectly appropriate seasonal ghost story 😊

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Christmas book stack! 50% of these are Nordic Noir!

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Princess for Christmas | Jenny Holiday
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If you always wished Hallmark movies were steamier, then this is the Christmas book for you! A part time taxi driver and his sister come to the rescue of a damsel in distress, who turns out to be a very real princess! Of course, the mismatched couple fall for one another, but can their love affair last beyond the holiday!?

First in a trilogy!

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The Adults: A Novel | Caroline Hulse
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This quirky Christmas read finds two exes and their new partners holidaying together for the sake of the couple‘s seven year old daughter. Things go terribly awry and the trip ends with a call to emergency services—which is where the book begins.

I enjoyed this one, but it is a bit dry. Fortunately it moves rather quickly! I would love to see it as a movie 😁

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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A charming and sweet holiday twist on Groundhogs Day! I gobbled it up in one afternoon and loved every but of it!

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Death Deserved | Thomas Enger, Jorn Lier Horst
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My current read! I‘ve seen a lot of folks into Nordic Noir showing this one off in the last few months and I‘m finally reading it myself—and loving it! A detective and a blogger investigate a number of celebrity murders in this first in a new series.

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I loved this book! I‘ve even got a blurb in the ARC 😊

Chelsea.Poole Love the matching mug! 2y
BeckyLeJ @Chelsea.Poole it was a gift from the author and the publisher 😊 2y
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Headhunters | Jo Nesbo
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More Nordic Noir reading! Just wrapped up this one on audio. I kind of like the movie better, if only because I love the cast!

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Evil Things | Katja Ivar
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I‘m doing two Nordic Noir reading challenges this month. (Feels like I‘ve been doing my own all year—it‘s been getting me through 2020!) This Finland based historical series is amazing!

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Friends with Boys | Faith Erin Hicks
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Weekend summer reading!

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Thin Air | Michelle Paver
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My current read! I actually brought this one with me to New York City in January but ended up at reading submissions instead. I‘m currently halfway through this chilling grade about a group of men trying to conquer Kangchenjunga in 1935.

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Hanging at the park with my tiny. Brought this one with me since it‘s perfect for sips of reading—and to prepare for the new series from @valancourtbooks! One day, a finished copy of this will make it to my shelves 😁Till then, my bookshelves will be bursting with the books mentioned inside!

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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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I finally started the Lady Sherlock series! I hosted a virtual book club last evening with the first book.

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Mapping the Interior | Stephen Graham Jones
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I‘ve got work to do (on this holiday weekend) but it‘s cold and there‘s rain in the forecast, so I‘m gonna squeeze in a creepy novella!

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The Nesting | C. J. Cooke
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I‘m sad the weekend is over, but hopefully the great weather will continue and I can finish this upcoming thriller in the hammock!

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Stepping Stones | Lucy Knisley
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I love Lucy Knisley‘s work! This is her middle grade graphic novel, a story that finds a young girl living in a completely new environment and forced to make friends with her mom‘s boyfriend‘s daughters. But the friction between the very different girls soon becomes genuine friendship. It‘s sweet and fun, accompanied by Knisley‘s excellent illustrations!

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Soon | Lois Murphy
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This one sounds super creepy and I can‘t wait to read it! It came in this weekend from Still North, my friend‘s bookstore.

The drink is a Donga a Punch from the new Easy Tiki book. Even with a limited liquor selection, I‘ve been able to make some super fun a tiki drinks 😊

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The Best American Food Writing 2019 | Samin Nosrat, Silvia Killingsworth
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The last couple of days have been hard for me and concentrating on reading has been almost impossible. Last night I watched City of Gold and thought it was fabulous! In keeping in the spirit of that, somewhat, I‘m diving into The Best Food Writing of 2018. I so enjoyed the 2019 collection, I expect this one will be just as fun and eye opening! (And there is a Jonathan Gold piece in this collection.)

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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I ordered some books from some of my favorite indies. These came in today and I can‘t wait to read them! I also got sone hot sauce from Tijuana for Mother‘s Day!

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Malorie | Josh Malerman
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Malorie was my fave book of April! Also, I got a lot read in April and at least 3 of the 12 were over 500 pages 😮

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Attended a virtual book club last night!

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If It Bleeds | Stephen King
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I ordered some stuff from some of my favorite indie bookstores. King‘s latest is the first to arrive and I can‘t wait to dive in!

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My current read.

Y‘all, I had to put my iced coffee in a giant cup so my kid couldn‘t see that it was topped with whipped cream. Not that I have a problem giving him whipped cream, but I‘m not giving a toddler coffee 😜

On a different note, I am really liking this first in the Joona Lina series. I read Stalker, book 5, last weekend and it was ok, but this one is WAY better IMO!

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The Ancestor | Danielle Trussoni
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Enjoying the great weather with a creepy read!

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The Boy from the Woods | Harlan Coben
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Starting the day off with coffee and the new Harlan Coben thriller!

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Malorie | Josh Malerman
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Diving into this one!

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Stalker | Lars Kepler
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Today‘s read! This is the first pick for a new online book club I joined. Thank goodness for digital library books!

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Lion's Den | Katherine St John
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My current read! This one comes out in May and is great fun! A trip to paradise that goes very badly. Also, I ordered tea!

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The Black Echo: A Novel | Michael Connelly
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Quarantine PSA: Now might be the perfect time to dive into a new series. Connelly has a massive backlist, not to mention the fab show (new season, April 17), and crossovers between his various series. I‘d always put off starting the Bosch books because there were so many to catch up on, not anymore!

If you‘re doing the popsugar reading challenge, this series have 20+ books 🤓

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Pirate's Pantry: Treasured Recipes of Southwest Louisiana | The Junior League of Lake Charles Inc
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How we stay sane while social distancing with a precocious 15 month old! Last night definitely called for a Ramos Gin Fizz!

My cookbooks are always pretty heavily used, but right now even more so. Community cookbooks are some of my faves! My dad tracked down a used copy of this one in great condition for me last fall!

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The Return | Rachel Harrison
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I love, love, loved this horror debut so much! It‘s totally creeptastic! It‘s out today and anyone who loves a good scary read should order a copy ASAP!

FlowerFairy Have this one on hold with my library. Can‘t wait to read this one. 3y
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I‘m somewhat readathon it this weekend - or just squeezing in as much reading time as my tiny allows me. My plan is to finish some half-finished books in my pile. This one comes out in June and is inspired by both Rebecca and Grey Gardens!

Beatlefan129 Dr. Pepper & Cream Soda?! Where did you find that? 3y
BeckyLeJ @Beatlefan129 I was sure I wouldn‘t find it, all things considered. It was at our local King Soopers. 3y
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Little Wonders | Kate Rorick
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It‘s release day for Kate Rorick‘s latest, Little Wonders!

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Had to get my hands on this one this week! I love it - I relate to so much of it 🤣

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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One of my favorite books so far this year! Creepy, atmospheric, and oh, so excellent!

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Ghosts of the Missing | Kathleen Donohoe
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This mystery was a little different than I expected. Way more of a book clubby read than a suspenseful mystery.

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