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BookBelle84

Joined September 2016

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The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
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I loved this, it was hilarious. This is the perfect covid book for anyone who needs a laugh. A food delivery driver during lockdown gets offered a mysterious job. Travel to another dimension to help preserve the kaiju (Japanese godzilla monsters). Will Wheton is a fantastic narrator for this self depreciating, sarcastic MC. Scalzi's authors note explained why he wrote this novel and he accomplished his goals. It takes Jurassic Park to a new level!

shanaqui Oof, I thought Will Wheaton was perfect for Lock In/Head On, but yeah, this might be even more perfect for him as a narrator! 16h
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The Book Eaters | Sunyi Dean
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Rambo loves #bookmail . Especially the boxes they come in. #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Rambo!!!!!! 🥰🥰🥰 oh my days... look at those floofs! 🤗💕💕 2d
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The Year of the Witching | Alexis Henderson
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My October TBR. Might be slightly ambitious as I have a stack of library books to get through, but I thought they made great October reads. King Arthur is for #childrensclassicread2022 #tbr #october

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Weekend plans! I love these covers!

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This was completely delightful. I love Anne's outlook on life.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛💛 7d
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The Dragon's Promise | Elizabeth Lim
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I loved everything about this conclusion. The world building is fantastic, the villains are horrible in the best possible way and then the characters just bring it all together. Shiori's relationships with Takkan, her six brothers and Kiki add so much to this. To top it off the dragons and their underwater kingdom and the islands of demons took this to another level.

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I love this series and I hope that it continues for a long time. In the future people live in mega cities and use dragons as labour and to race. Abel feels sympathy for the dragons and wants to free them from lives of racing, battles and work. Great fun! And the covers of these books are amazing!

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Cute #bookshop found

Megabooks Yes! 4w
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Year of the Reaper | Makiia Lucier
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I enjoyed this book immensely. I don't quite understand the poor reviews, this was not a flashy YA novel, the MC was recovering from trauma and looking for his place. It was an enjoyable, subdued mystery and setting and I found a YA from the perspective of the male character to be refreshing.

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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My favourite romantic comedy writer. Her banter is amazing and this story was unique. Her best yet.

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The Universe Has Your Back | Gabrielle Bernstein
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Morning reading spot. The bird and ocean sounds are so calming if only a photo could capture that.

KristiAhlers Ugh I want to be there with you. That looks so zen and relaxing. 2mo
DivineDiana Beautiful view! ❤️ 2mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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This was a heart warming, delightful story. I just wish there was more Marcellus.

Bette Totally agree 🐙❤️ 2mo
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Visiting the Shire! New Zealand is beautiful. #nofilter

mabell It is magical! 2mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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14 hour flight to New Zealand! I've been holding out on reading this cause I knew I would love it.

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The Dead Romantics | Ashley Poston
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This was cute and fun. I'd definitely read more about the funeral home.

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The Atlas Six | Olivie Blake
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I enjoyed this. It was really slow and I found parts to be overly wordy but an interesting story that I'm curious to see where it goes. Doesn't quite live up to all the hype though.

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I can't do it.... I really tried, I thought I would love it but I actually hate it. I don't feel that the author has the knowledge to do this story justice. The main reason that I struggled with this is the lack of discussion about these intelligent creatures trapped in captivity. She even mentions how aquariums must purchase new ones when they die as it's not a real aquarium without one. ⬇️⬇️

BookBelle84 Maybe I view it differently having studied primates in and out of captivity but to me the constant escape attempts while yes showing their intelligence, also shows their desperation to escape. This story just made me sad, it could have been used as such a good platform for octopus wellbeing and it was one based on the writers feelings getting to be around them rather than what is best for them. 2mo
dylanisreading I DNFed this one too. Extremely anthropocentric. 2mo
Chrissyreadit That is heartbreaking. I really struggle with how animals are treated. 2mo
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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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New books! And such beautiful covers. #bookhaul #nofilter

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Wahala: A Novel | Nikki May
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I really enjoyed this. The audio was great and I love it when a book can incorporate food. Nigerian food made it even more interesting as it's not something I've been exposed to before. The character dynamics were well done even.if I was slightly disappointed by how easily the relationships fell apart. This would make a great book club selection. Lots to discuss with this one. Stunning cover!

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I really enjoyed this, such a great concept! All of Jane Austens beloved characters present for a party at an abbey when a murder occurs and they all become suspects. Not only did this give obvious Austen vibes there was also an Agatha Christie style charm. I haven't read all of Austens novels but I think if I had I would have gotten even more from this book.

mabell This sounds so intriguing, and the cover is great! 3mo
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I have loved Dave Grohl for decades so I knew I would enjoy this book. He must be one of the nicest and most humble rock stars who really tries to enjoy every moment. I just wish it had been longer....

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K-pop rom coms make me happy

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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This is an amazing book about ambition that only John Boyne could write. He made me hate Maurice Swift as much as he made me love Cyril Avery. I loved the unique narrative style. Perfect. #highlyrecommend

marleed I loved this one too - and loved the parts I hated! 3mo
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I can listen to Jane Goodall talk and tell stories for hours. Such an amazing woman with such a positive outlook for the future. I don't have the words to describe how much of an inspiration she is and I only hope that more people will listen to what she had to say. Every person makes a difference.

Chelsea.Poole Love her!! 🦍 3mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Crouch has mastered the techno thriller that's for sure. This was not only a great read but I found it really thought provoking. Looking at the nature of memory and how everything is linked. Whether our lives would be better if we could go back in time and change the past, the effects such changes would have on us and others. The author showed how life should not be lived looking backward but in moving forward. A great book club discussion!

DisneyFan For such a complicated topic, I liked the author‘s simple handling of the technicalities. It was a fun fast read that had me thinking about the book for weeks after! 4mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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The Gilded Cage | Lynette Noni
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This trilogy is fantastic. I finished the second book in the series knowing it ended in a cliffhanger and the last book came out yesterday. While not quite as good as the first as the prison setting had added so much and I found Kiva's naivety to be extremely frustrating. Will be picking up the last hook today, can't wait to see how it ends!

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Zodiac Academy: The Awakening | Susanne Valenti, Caroline Peckham
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I had to read this to see what all they hype was about, I see this series all over social media. I do think the storyis full of tension and I'm slightly curious to learn what happens next, this is still barely a so-so for me. I found both sisters voices to be very similar it is almost impossible to keep them straight. I think the biggest flaw was that there are no redeeming characters, everyone is awful making it impossible to root for anyone.

Rehesina I just couldn‘t get into it! It felt like a very meh book. 4mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Family drama at its finest! I couldn't get enough of these characters.
#readingbuddy #catsoflitsy #alice #Aliceinwonderland

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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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I loved this dark fairy tale and can't wait to spend more time in this world.

thereadingpal I so want to read this but other books come first 4mo
Twainy Ditto ❣️ 4mo
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Breathless | Amy McCulloch
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I'm a sucker for any summit adventure stories and this one took it to a whole new level. The thriller aspect was not only the potential murderer on the mountain but also surviving the elements on one of the world's tallest mountains. The fact that the author has been to the summit herself added so much detail to the experience I could imagine myself there. A great suspenseful read that kept me up late to know what would happen.

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Truel1f3 (Truelife) | Jay Kristoff
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The cover says it all. An awesome adventure through the apocalypse. I absolutely loved this trilogy.

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Defy the Night | Brigid Kemmerer
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After disliking the first Cursebreaker book I never continued on with the series. I am so happy I gave this book a chance. I absolutely loved it! A spin on Robin Hood and Zorro tales with a fantastic storyline that I never wanted to put down. I loved the characters and I love how the author compared the politics of running a kingdom. I can't wait for the next book!

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Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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Rambo found his way to the top of the bookshelf and now doesn't want to come down. #catsoflitsy #readingbuddy

RaeLovesToRead Rambo! 🥰🥰🥰 5mo
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This was a fascinating look at women in Greek mythology. It gave me a new appreciation for the myths and has made me think twice when it comes to my interpretation. It was enjoyable to listen to as the author narrated it herself.

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This book was magical and I loved the world that was created. Axie Oh books always make me happy. The only thing I found lacking was the romance, I wish that had been more developed. And the cover is absolutely gorgeous!

RaeLovesToRead Gah, those edges 😍😍😍💕💕 5mo
TheBookHippie It‘s so pretty. 5mo
readingnook This edition is so beautiful 😳😍 4mo
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melmes The edges omg 😱 4mo
melmes Is this the fairyloot version? 4mo
BookBelle84 @melmes Yes it is! 4mo
melmes And do I see a candle there that is inspired by the book? 4mo
melmes Beautiful 🤩 4mo
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A Tale of Sorcery... | Chris Colfer
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I love the world he has created. I still prefer his Land of Stories series but.this was light and fun.

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This series is fantastic. Hours pass while I'm immersed in this world losing all track of time. This author has an amazing ability to put her characters in the worst situations ever and write the most amazing, hateful villains. The portrayal of war and genocide almost takes it out of the YA genre, but so well done. #highlyrecommend #mustread

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I love this cover! #nofilter

SheReadsAndWrites I just bought this and my husband is reading it - no review yet... 😊 5mo
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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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I found The Dutch House boring, I hated State of Wonder, but I loved this one! A fascinating character study of a hostage situation. I loved the dynamic and relationships between the characters and while there wasnt much plot, i was never bored. I'm glad that I gave it a chance after my previous experiences with Patchett.

MrsMalaprop We were discussing her books at bookclub Monday night as I‘d chosen her latest These Precious Days. Bel Canto is definitely my favourite. Didn‘t like State of Wonder either. I‘m going to watch the Bel Canto movie this weekend as someone mentioned it at book club. 5mo
CarolynM State of Wonder was a real disappointment to me. I liked Bel Canto but I loved Run. 5mo
rwmg To my surprise I actually preferred State of Wonder to Bel Canto, which apart from the unfortunate epilogue I didn't think could be improved upon, and between them they made Patchett one of my favourite authors. I'm not a great one for essays but I I really liked These Precious Days. 5mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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#bookhaul Marketing teams seem to think that people want orange books. They all look so pretty together!

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Blood Scion | Deborah Falaye
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Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating | Jane Goodall, Gary McAvoy, Gail Hudson
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I've had a theme this month on reading Jane Goodall's works and learning more about where my food comes from. This book was the perfect combination of both to finish out the month. Relevant even when it was written decades earlier, she has made me look closer at how far my groceries traveled to get to me and if there is a better choice I could be making. It's amazing to consider what the world could be if more people thought like Jane.

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Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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This was a refreshing, enjoyable romance. I loved how strong and brave Hannah was. She knows what she wants and she goes for it, it is Fox who has to step up. Not your typical romance conflicts and a great use of the friends to lovers trope.

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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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And this is why none of my bookmarks have tassels anymore.
#catsoflitsy #Alice #aliceinwonderland #readingbuddy

Nutmegnc Aww!! for the best reason!!! What‘s their name?? 6mo
BookBelle84 @Nutmegnc This is Alice! 6mo
Nutmegnc @BookBelle84 we need more Alice content!! 😸😸😸 6mo
Linsy Oh no, cute bookmark! 5mo
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Eating Animals | Jonathan Safran Foer
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This was educational and eye opening that has lead me to look into where my animal products come from. This is an important read for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. He doesn't so much push vegetarianism as take an anti factory farm stance encouraging people to learn where their.meat comes from. This was written pre COVID and I would #highlyrecommend for the section on pandemics and WHO'S comcern for the next one. It is 100%accurate. #mustread

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Eating Animals | Jonathan Safran Foer
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First day of the year it is warm enough for some outdoor reading!