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Joined February 2017

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The Marsh Queen | Virginia Hartman
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I kept debating if I wanted to join this monthly book subscription or not and then started to REALLY want to join the Aardvark club. I‘m excited! Now I can enjoy this and #botm

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Hide | Kiersten White
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This was a great first read for October. I liked that the horror aspects of this book weren‘t explained away, the suspense built and I really enjoyed this book. I see it has somewhat negative reviews; to be honest I think it was a solid read.

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Loved this Stephen King book, you can never beat a book about a boy and his 🐕. Also really enjoyed how the references to fairy tales were woven in so seamlessly. Also reminded me how much I enjoyed his Eyes of the Dragon.

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Thistlefoot | GennaRose Nethercott
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October #botm selections are live!!! Woo hoo.

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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This has been my favorite Sager to read, horror and mystery all combine for a compelling story. I feel like there were still some questions I wanted answered at the end! 👻

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Counterfeit | Kirstin Chen
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I enjoyed this crime caper all about deep fake handbags. A Reese‘s book club pick that delivered for me!

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I am in absolute love with this series and can‘t wait for book 3 to be released. These characters are so lovable and I root for every single one, even the bad guys!!

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Take Your Breath Away | Linwood Barclay
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Mehso-so

This one just wasn‘t for me, I felt like I was looking forward to the conclusion 1/4 of the way in. Oh well…on to the next!

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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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Can‘t wait for this month‘s #botm selection to arrive. First time in awhile I didn‘t add on any selections, I‘m being “good” this month 😝

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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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This is definitely a cozy murder mystery but I didn‘t miss the darkness or gore with all the amazing characters. Looking forward to visiting them again in book 2. Great twists as well, I didn‘t see some of them coming.

MrsK Moved it to the top of my📚, can‘t wait to dive in now! 1mo
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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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Well this book certainly isn‘t lacking in crazy twists. Definitely sharing this one with @StephMC82 so we can discuss the craziness. #botm

StephMC82 If I could triple heart this I would, so excited! 1mo
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Mehso-so

While the plot kept me reading to find the outcome I found this book to be problematic. I‘m sure it‘s representative of the way victims may feel however I was hoping for more out of this story. It‘s a book that certainly makes you think, I just found myself wanting more at the end. #BOTM

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When I first picked up this 🌲 🌲 🌲 book to read I really struggled to get invested and put it aside. I think it was too soon for me to read even a COVID adjacent storyline. But now I really enjoyed my time with these great characters and loved this addition to the series.

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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It seems like Feeney wrote an homage to “And Then There We‘re None” with this book. I don‘t want to ruin any other plot points in my review so I‘ll simply say this was another fun and twisty read by her. August #botm

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Mehso-so

This was definitely a fast paced read and I enjoyed the journey but once again I‘m dissatisfied with the ending. Perhaps Riley Sager isn‘t for me!?!? That said I think I have three more of his books in my TBR pile, so still time to be wowed.

jlhammar I've read four of his books and this is my least favorite. I thought Home Before Dark and Survive the Night were pretty fun. 2mo
Breanne1 Thanks @jlhammar I have Survive the Night on my tbr pile! 😀 2mo
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I really loved this book. Given the video game aspects I was worried I would be lost, but this book is more about friendships, love and life‘s tribulations which makes it for everyone. I finished this last night and have a feeling its themes and characters will stay with me for a long time. Highly recommend!! All the ⭐️ #botm

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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#BOTM has really been getting me to use my add-on slots lately; I can‘t pick just one!!! Happy August!

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His and Hers | Alice Feeney
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Alice Feeney never disappoints in the twists. Another fast paced read from her that kept me guessing. Really enjoyed it!

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I think this is a spoiler that the tagged book will be a #botm selection.

LiteraryinLawrence Oooh, I would be fine with that! 3mo
Breanne1 Same @LiteraryinLawrence always excited for an Alice Feeney book 😄 3mo
BrittanyReads I saw it may be a double spoiler for Daisy Darker and.. 3mo
Breanne1 Ooh adding Small Angels to my wish list, sounds good! Thanks @BrittanyReads (edited) 3mo
BrittanyReads I had never heard of it before I saw the spoiler. It sounds great! I love anything Gothic! 🦇 3mo
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Like a Sister | Kellye Garrett
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Mehso-so

I think I‘m in the minority here with not loving this mystery. I liked the MC a lot but struggled to stay engaged. I may just be in a reading rut, but this book didn‘t keep calling me to pick it up.

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Mehso-so

I read this in one day and therefore I clearly didn‘t hate the reading experience but what made this a so-so for me was the ending (I feel like I missed something, but in reading other reviews maybe I didn‘t). I also could have done with less man hating.

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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I love a good college based thriller, one based in Oxford gets bonus points! This was my favorite Ruth Ware book I‘ve read to date. I was kept engaged, couldn‘t stop reading, and loved the twists. 5 ⭐️

Eggs Stacked ! 3mo
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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Mehso-so

There are a lot of deep themes to unpack in this novel however this wasn‘t a full on pick for me. The stream of consciousness style wasn‘t my cup of tea. And the middle really hung me up. I may not have finished this if it wasn‘t a book club book, but I‘m oddly glad I did. Very conflicted review, I know!

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July #botm has dropped!! My picks…

Megabooks I got both of these too! 👍🏻 3mo
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The Overnight Guest: A Novel | Heather Gudenkauf
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At first the multiple story lines frustrated me, I felt more drawn to the year 2000 series of events and wanted to know what happened. Sticking with the multiple story lines pays off in the end though, I liked how this book all came together.

Breanne1 Thinking about this book more today and there are some plot points that remain unanswered at the end…if you‘re like me and can enjoy a book even if there are unanswered questions then dive in 😊 4mo
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The Heights | Louise Candlish
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I had the last week off and spent lots of time reading. This was the fourth book I‘ve finished. Candlish always comes through with a solid psychological thriller. I‘d say I‘m between a pick and a so-so for this one. 3⭐️

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First Born | Will Dean
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This book was excellent, his best one yet (and I‘ve read all of his). Run to the bookstore to buy it, you won‘t be disappointed as the twists in this one were amazing. 5 ⭐️

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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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Really enjoyed the mix of mystery and education about how wolves re-wild an area and how predators are so pivotal to the ecosystem. Definitely made me look forward to reading Migrations by her as well. #botm backlog

jlhammar Same here! Really liked this one and still need to read Migrations. 4mo
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Mehso-so

A solid enough book in the thriller genre, I just felt that it dragged on at spots. I have to admit this wasn‘t a favorite. June #botm

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This was a fun thriller, I‘ve really enjoyed the Peter Swanson books I‘ve read so far. This was a mix of locked room (island) thriller and the impact toxic masculinity can have on a marriage. Scary fun that I couldn‘t put down.

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So excited for June #botm delivery!

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Panpan

I felt pretty indifferent to the plot and ultimate conclusion of this book. The gothic horror and the sinister conclusion fell flat. Just not at all what I was hoping for with such a promising premise.

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How can a book about revenge have so much heart? Cosby has written a book that will last with me for a long time to come. This book should have received every award it has to date and then some and is worth every bit of hype as well. 5 ⭐️+ #botm

Hooked_on_books Cosby is the real deal! 5mo
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This was a great mystery with strong female characters. The switch in narrators and perspectives was well done. Considering all the mysteries I read, the fact that I couldn‘t anticipate the ending is a huge kudus and made me enjoy this even more.

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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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I really enjoyed this haunted house/horror novel. Forbidden love, a sexy priest/witch and a strong female character made this a must read for me. #botm hasn‘t let me down so far this year and has exposed me to really great books! Happy Mother‘s Day to all you mom littens.

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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I‘m all ready for book club‘s discussion in two weeks. I was very intrigued by this plot…I don‘t want to spoil the ending for anyone but will say that the ending left me wanting more but was also exactly what I should have expected.

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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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May #botm selections are out, and they snuck and extra one in there!! Excited for my selection.

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Thanks to @StephMC82 for gifting me this book. I absolutely loved it and can‘t wait to discuss it during our book club!

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Anatomy of a Scandal | Sarah Vaughan
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This was a book that looks at the complexities of consent and privilege packaged in a thriller that keeps you turning the pages. This is now a Netflix series as well!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I named my daughter Breanne ❤️ I don‘t see many with the same spelling! 6mo
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Something about this memoir just didn‘t work for me. I was really intrigued about the elements discussing the Title XI case but was less interested in the author‘s family history. I respect that she had to tell that story as well though. #botm

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Kaikeyi: A Novel | Vaishnavi Patel
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I picked this book on a whim from #botm and I am so glad I did. This could easily end up being my favorite read of the year. A story that emphasizes the strength of women and their bonds will stay with me for a long time to come. I give this book all the ⭐️.

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A thoroughly engaging mystery set in the 1970s comic world. I was intrigued by the mystery, invested in Carmen, and loved the rich details about comic publishing. The actual Lynx comics interspersed throughout were an added bonus that really added to the fun of reading this.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the ARC in return for my honest review.

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Kaikeyi: A Novel | Vaishnavi Patel
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#BOTM for April selected. I shocked myself, I was planning to skip this month and then saw R.F. Kuang said this was one of her favorite books of 2022.

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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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It‘s been a long time since thriller‘s ending surprised me but this one did it. Another enjoyable book by Lucy Foley! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Our House | Louise Candlish
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I struggled to get through this one. I wasn‘t a fan of the way it was structured and didn‘t feel very invested in any of the characters.

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Mehso-so

The mystery/crime aspect was intriguing and I wanted to like this more than I did. Ultimately mixing this with the supernatural aspects didn‘t work for me. This was my first St. James book so I‘m going to see if I like others. #botm March

Mpcacher Her previous two books had more subtle supernatural elements...you may like them better. 7mo
Breanne1 Thanks @Mpcacher I‘m definitely going to give her previous books a chance. 7mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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An enjoyable, fast-paced thriller. My husband recently watched the Hulu movie which caused me to bump this up in my TBR pile so we could discuss. Really enjoyed the strong female character.

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Excited for my March #botm selections. I convinced my mother in law to get The Cartographers so I‘ll be borrowing that one too 😜

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The Club | Ellery Lloyd
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A great twisty thriller that I finished in a day and would make for a great beach read. At times I felt the story line was a bit repetitive but the unexpected twists and turns more than made up for that. If you like celebrity culture and the toxic undercurrents of fame this is for you. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in return for an honest review.

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Chasing the Boogeyman | Richard Chizmar
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I absolutely loved this book. Written like true crime and utilizing true parts of the author‘s childhood and early 20s made this one of the most unique novels I‘ve read. Reminded me of True Crime by Knox which I really liked as well. Highly recommend! All the ⭐️s

BittersweetBooks Me too! Such a good one 👏 7mo
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