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Bethanychaseauthor

Bethanychaseauthor

Joined April 2016

Author: The One That Got Away, Results May Vary
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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One of the very best discussions of privilege I have ever read. Saving to use the next time a straight white man tells me money/class is the most significant axis of privilege in America.

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One of my favorite YA's that I've read this year. Loved the humor and the well-developed characters, especially the younger sister, Kitty. Kitty is one of my favorite characters that I've discovered in a long time!

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Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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Mixed feelings on this one, but there was a lot to like. The descriptions of restaurant life and culture are fascinating.

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Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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Mixed feelings on this one, but there was a lot to like. The descriptions of restaurant life and culture are fascinating.

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Re Jane: A Novel | Patricia Park
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One of my favorite passages from this very interesting book. I really enjoyed the fraught but nuanced family relationships portrayed.

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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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Beautiful and heartbreaking ode to girlhood, memory, friendship, and Brooklyn in the seventies. Highly recommend.

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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Required reading for all humans. That is all.

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The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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Really enjoying Lutz's dry observations in this one.

ObsessiveBookNerdLauren This book has been on my reader for ever, sin e it released. I just can't bring myself to read it. 3y
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Very cool story. Enjoyed the flawed narrator.

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Oh my god, this book. I love a deliciously creepy ghost story, but they are so hard to find--and then came this book. Stunningly well written and genuinely scary. Am saving The Night Sister for when the weather turns cold!

Hollie I was pleasantly surprised as well... It was legitimately creepy! 3y
Haratsay I'm definitely going to check it out after I read your newest novel! 3y
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How to Be a Woman | Caitlin Moran
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I just loved this. Moran is so, so damn funny. Laughed harder at this than at anything in recent memory.

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Bittersweet: A Novel | Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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I really enjoyed this twisty, high Gothic family drama/mystery. Devoured it all in one late night!

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The Secrets She Keeps | Deb Caletti
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This one wasn't as riveting plot-wise as HE'S GONE, but Deb's writing is so beautiful I would read it if she decided to write a creative re-interpretation of the Brooklyn phone book. I underline my copies of her books more than those of any contemporary author.

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The Stories We Tell: A Novel | Patti Callahan Henry
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I love PCH, and this book is no exception! I especially enjoyed the dynamic of a smart woman discovering and re-claiming her own distinct identity after years of being overshadowed by her husband and his family. Great read!

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The Two-Family House: A Novel | Lynda Cohen Loigman
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Very thoughtful and well-done portrait of a family and their complex internal dynamics. Really enjoyed this!

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Who Do You Love: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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I love the way that Weiner is not afraid to write truly flawed characters. These are people who mess up, have bad habits, make infuriating decisions, and feel all the more human because of it.

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This book is blowing me away. So much wisdom and truth and empathy.

Megabooks It is so fantastic! It was a gift to me, and I love that friend from introducing it to me. 3y
Bethanychaseauthor @Ebooksandcooks It's so amazing. Sad--I had to take a break when I hit the father who'd lost his son--and wonderful and altogether riveting. 3y
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Falling | Jane Green
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Another classic summer love story from Jane Green!

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The Year We Turned Forty: A Novel | Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
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I loved Liz & Lisa's latest! Really charming, funny, and thoughtful read. It's breezy and upbeat in tone but has a lot of substance, too.

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Second Chance Summer | Morgan Matson
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I absolutely loved this one! Heartfelt but not saccharine story about growing up and doing better. The storyline with the father is especially moving and real.

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Everything We Keep | Kerry Lonsdale
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This one was excellent! Great, mysterious plot that keeps you guessing--I didn't foresee the twist at all. Really well written and enjoyable book!

Mrscastro I can't wait to read this! 😍📖 3y
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The Dinner Party: A Novel | Brenda Janowitz
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I loved this fun, witty, charming read--great pick for anyone who loves stories about family dynamics!

UltraVioletRosie Books and beer go oh so perfectly together. 3y
MaryAnn1 I didn't care for the book but your taste in beer absolutely rocks!! Blue Moon is fantastic!!🍺 3y
MaryAnn1 @Bethanychaseauthor 🍻cheers!!🤓 3y
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Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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Yes. This. Exactly this. All that gone... that is exactly how it feels. The gone never, ever stops.

MMFinck Wow. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. 3y
MMFinck Oh, just noticed it was you. Hi @Bethanychaseauthor! :) 3y
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Girls on Fire | Robin Wasserman
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"So unwilling to think about the things their children might MAKE happen." Eerily relevant to this week's news about the Stanford rape case, and the father's insistence on his son's innocence.

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I loved this book! So charming and creative and romantic.

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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Really wonderful, beautifully written book. My heart ached for Vivian and all the other kids who never really felt secure and belonging in their homes. That's a fundamental human need to have to live your life without.

Haratsay Such a moving book! 3y
ddavisson82 I did enjoy the writing and the history in this one. But my question is one I have seen no one address. How could Vivian have given up her child after all the heartache she suffered as an orphan. Didn't anyone see this as thoroughly out of character for a person who had keenly felt the lack of a family? I felt it was absolutely inconsistent with Vivian's character. Disappointing but I guess the author needed a secret or added conflict. 3y
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Open Road Summer | Emery Lord
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I so loved this! It was exactly what I wanted--charming, summery, sweet but not saccharine, and very well written. Can't wait to read more of hers.

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The Magician's Lie | Greer Macallister
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Brilliant book! Rich historical detail and descriptions of the circus setting--and a wonderful celebration of the art of storytelling as well.

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First Frost | Sarah Addison Allen
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I loved the wonderful, atmospheric Southern setting of this book.

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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This book was not without problems for me, but I still really enjoyed and admired it. Excellent setting, details, characters, and plot.

Kaylamburson This has been on my TBR list forever! Need to try it soon! 3y
DivineDiana I loved this book. As they say, the movie was good, but the book was better! 3y
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Joshilyn Jackson is one of my favorite authors, and books like this are why. It grabbed me from the first words and did not let go once. The voice is SO strong and the writing is SO good... just go read it!

Tav Check out the book club sweepstakes on Joshilyn's Facebook page! 3y
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Really enjoyable read. The setting was my favorite part--lush and vivid and fascinating, from the desert and the palace to the descriptions of Shahrzad's clothing and food. It all conjured a wonderful sense of mood and atmosphere.

KennedyBooks It took me a about 100 pages but by then I was so caught up! I have the next one waiting in my TBR I now don't want it to end! 3y
Godmotherx5 I just finished it today. I agree with the comment about the setting & the garments. I have the next book but will take break while I go on vacation. Time to clear other books off of my TBR. 3y
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He's Gone: A Novel | Deb Caletti
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In terms of pure writing craft that makes me stop to savor it on every. single. page, Deb Caletti is one f the best I have ever read. I took a photo of this passage while reading He's Gone, because I was just in awe.

Mrscastro I really enjoyed this book! 😊👍📚 3y
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The Precious One | Marisa de los Santos
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The opening paragraph of this book is, like the entire novel, superb. This is exactly the kind of opener I love: the kind that says "Sit back, settle in, for I am about to tell you a story. Are you ready? Let's begin."

kathryncraft Yes! Marisa's writing is always so assured and subtly poetic. 3y
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The Royal We | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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This book was pretty much perfect for me. Engaging characters, terrific humor and wit, favorite setting (England is the country I'd live in if I could) and absorbing plot. Huge win on this.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Outstanding book. Well plotted and researched, with lots of fascinating historical detail. I swept through it at top speed!

youngish-adult I loved this book. Tears and all. 😪 3y
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Loved this one! Really enjoyed the story, the setting, the nuanced characters, and I really couldn't tell which direction the story was going to go.

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This was the first of Laura's books that I read, and I loved it. Her writing is sophisticated and funny and thoughtful.

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Sweet, genuine, beautifully written. I really loved this.

ShatterMeFangirl This is one of my favorites too 3y
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Polished this one off tonight. Holy CRAP was this book good. Perfectly plotted and beautifully written. I get why people don't like the MC, but I completely understood why she was the way she was, and she was a pleasure to read about. There's vulnerability & need there if you're looking.

KendallMorganHall I think I'm going to give this book another shot. The first time I got two chapters in an decided the protagonist was too unlikeable, but you've convinced me that there is a reason for it 😊 3y
DivineDiana @KendallMorganHall Yes, there is a reason! 3y
Bethanychaseauthor @KendallMorganHall Usually a character like this would turn me off too, but the author adds a lot of layers that show how someone would turn into this. 3y
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MMFinck I need to get my hands on this one soon. I keep hearing about it. I tend to like anti-heroines. Especially when they are redeemed or explained. 3y
Bethanychaseauthor @MMF Then you will like this one! 3y
intothehallofbooks Gosh I just finished this a few minutes ago and it is SHARP. Loved loved. Need more by J Knoll like yesterday please and thank you. 3y
Bethanychaseauthor @intothehallofbooks SO FREAKING GOOD. There are a lot of books I really enjoy, but not a lot that make me go "Holy SHIT that was good." 3y
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After I Do: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book is so wise and compassionate and inspiring. I really loved it.

lisa987 I love all of Taylor's books, but this one is definitely my favorite. I can't wait for her new release! 3y
Bethanychaseauthor @lisa987 Me too! On both points! 3y
whisperingchapters I read One True Loves and it's beyond amazing! I'll be starting After I Do very soon! 3y
Bethanychaseauthor @Latteandbooks I can't wait to read it! 3y
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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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An absolute read-all-night, take-it-into-the-bathroom-with-you, unforgettable beautiful story. Amazing book!

youngish-adult I said that in my review, too! I stayed up all night reading this in one sitting. I rarely do that, but I was hooked! 3y
TheWellReadOwl ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Bethanychaseauthor @youngish-adult Me too! 3y
Michreads I loved this book. 3y
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Forever, Interrupted: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book was incredible and gave me an ugly-cry of the first order. Loved loved loved.

Victoria It's the cereal that really got me. 3y
intothehallofbooks I'm laughing because we read so similarly and I'm just clicking the heart on everything on your feed. This book is fantastic but sadly the only one by this author that I've read. I have After I Do in my bag though! 😉 3y
Bethanychaseauthor @intothehallofbooks Everything she writes is great! 3y
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I loved this book so, so much. Beautiful, thoughtful writing, adorable characters, charming illustrations. Very fresh and unique.

Kaylamburson I LOVE this book! Probably my favorite of 2015. 3y
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Oh this book. Only a quarter in, and I know it's coming for me. Be gentle, book.

youngish-adult So, so, SO good. 3y
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God DAMN, this is good writing. This single, benign, commonplace detail positioned before an excruciating ordeal just shreds your heart.

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Anna and the French Kiss | Stephanie Perkins
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Just read this for the first time and I absolutely loved it! Loved the way the relationship between Anna & St. Clair felt genuine and earned. And so romantic!

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How to Be Lost: A Novel | Amanda Eyre Ward
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Incredible book. Gripping story, beautiful writing. I love Amanda's work.

Michreads Great book. 3y
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AMAZING book. Incredibly well drawn suspense, coming of age story, and mother-daughter tension in a dense, woodsy, summer-rich setting. Cannot recommend highly enough.

KendallMorganHall Never judge a book by its cover. But I love this cover. 3y
Bethanychaseauthor @KendallMorganHall Yes it is gorgeous! 3y
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The Status of All Things: A Novel | Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
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I loved this story about looking deep and coming to terms with one's own hard truths.