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Bookbroad

Bookbroad

Joined April 2019

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Pickpick

Very glad I agree with the 100% of readers who also loved this book. So much of it reminded me of my own childhood growing up in the Essex suburbs. It really is a book for anyone with unconventional or complicated family dynamics. Enjoy!

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Pickpick

‘Doing more is not being more‘ - couldn‘t have put it better myself!

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Panpan

This was recommended to me by a friend as a dog lover/owner but I couldn‘t get on with it and it‘s doesn‘t look like Jackapoo Holly liked it much either!! The sweet narration exposes a series of horrible events and I found the contrast really jarring. I also just couldn‘t relate to any of the characters. So what‘s next from the massive ‘to read‘ pile...?

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The Little Snake | A.L. Kennedy
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Pickpick

This little book has a lot of heart! Beautiful tale of friendship, love, mortality and morality. It really reminded me of The Book Thief in a lot of ways. Highly recommend for a quick, thought provoking read.

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The Little Snake | A.L. Kennedy
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Pickpick

This little book has a lot of heart! Beautiful tale of friendship, love, mortality and morality. It really reminded me of The Book Thief in a lot of ways. Highly recommend for a quick, thought provoking read.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Pickpick

Loved the interview format, gave the book real depth and momentum. Really captured, what I imagine to be, Californian rock and roll in the 70‘s. But forget Daisy, Camila is the real hero of this book!

Jillylovesbooks Yes! She was such a strong woman. 6mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Pickpick

Absolutely gobbled this up! I was expecting it to be similar to the Netflix series, but expect for the broad theme and some small details it couldn‘t be more different. It‘s a drunken, creeping, disorientating read and full of suspense until the very last page! Loved it.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Surely one of the greatest openings to a novel ever, right?!

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Pickpick

This is the most devastating, heart wrenching and haunting book I‘ve ever read. it repeatedly broke my heart and left me sobbing at the end, sounds terrible but my god what a book!! Such beautiful fully formed characters that you care so deeply for. A masterpiece!

ImperfectCJ I was hanging out on Litsy while trying to decide between this book and two others for my next read, and I think I'll take your review as I sign that I should go for this one. :-) 7mo
Bookbroad Brace yourself! What were the other 2 books out of curiosity? 7mo
TrishB Awesome read 💔 7mo
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squirrelbrain @ImperfectCJ , yes ‘brace yourself‘ as @Bookbroad says. It‘s one of, if not the, best book I‘ve read, but also the most terrible and heartbreaking.... (edited) 7mo
AnneCecilie Jude 💔 7mo
ImperfectCJ @Bookbroad The other two were The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling and Uprooted by Naomi Novik. And just after I posted that comment, Sadie Jones's The Uninvited Guests came in. So I have my work cut out for me for a while, I guess. 7mo
Bklover I love this book more than I can express. Left me in pieces but definitely one of my all time favorites ❤️💔 7mo
Bookbroad @ImperfectCJ these sound great! Will add to my list! 7mo
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Ordinary People | Diana Evans
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Mehso-so

Read this after Women‘s Prize for Fiction nominees: Sally Rooney & Oyinkan Braithwaite, so had high hopes. I enjoyed the soundtrack weaved in and thought it tackled grief and the underwhelming realities of adult life well. However, I agree with others that it was rather mundane. Stephanie felt underdeveloped and I was disappointed that Melissa‘s breakdown was glossed over, it felt like a missed opportunity to tell a more interesting narrative.

Peaslady I loved Sally Rooney's Normal People. Have you read that? Didn't think Conversations with Friends was as good. 8mo
Bookbroad @Peaslady I have! I loved it too!! Also preferred Normal People to Conversations. 7mo
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Pickpick

My first post and always a bit nervous to give my view on books for fear of sounding stoopid. But...absolutely loves this, I‘ve never read anything like it as a novel, more poetry in places than prose. Parts of it were way over my head but the bits I did get were so moving and relatable. Highly recommend

suzie.reads Don't be nervous everyone has different views etc 9mo
sprainedbrain I loved this book! Don‘t be afraid to post anything... litsy is for everyone! 😃 9mo
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