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Bren912
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Savoring this book. Met a random person walking with a book the other day and mentioned I was reading this book. She became animated and said “I read it! It‘s a five ⭐️ review for me!” I love meeting other book nerds.

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Waited for awhile for the library to give me this hold. Hope it‘s worth it!

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I loved the loyalty and closeness this family had through whatever heartache their parents strife and success gave them. I loved that family wasn‘t 💯 biological. I hated Mick—their charismatic handsome heartthrob—he. Was needy and whiny with his own needs front and center. It was a page turner and I enjoyed the characters flaws and strengths.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Ta-Da! Introducing my first 2022 read! Third book from this author. Love her writing style.

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The Life She Was Given | Ellen Marie Wiseman
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I loved this book. I adore books that do a time hop and tell the story of different characters perspective. It‘s haunting. Shows cruelty toward women and some animals so it could trigger. I loved Lilly and was so rooting for her tenacity and resilience to her circumstance. I can‘t tell you what happened as my heart hurts. But after you read, tell ‘me what you too hoped for her.

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The Life She Was Given | Ellen Marie Wiseman
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Most likely the last book of 2021…..

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It was an enjoyable read. Page turner, heart pounder. It had quite the twists but at the end me where it was neatly wrapped up—was missing that “punch” for me. Although I will say it had a shocker revelation at the very end. All in all—a good read!

keys_on_fire This! I felt the same way…it just didn‘t capture me the way I thought it would 3w
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Hoping to finish this read before Santa comes!

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | Jean-Dominique Bauby
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Although a short book, it is long in making you marvel at his resilience after a massive stroke. It makes you wonder how hard and long he took to be heard with one eye and how the person recognized his ability to still have a voice in the void.

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | Jean-Dominique Bauby
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My college had to read this for school and thought I would like it. I do remember seeing a movie with subtitles about his life but am@looking forward to reading a quick book.

LiteraryinLawrence I remember reading this years ago. It was very powerful. 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Aahhhh that any of us survived the angst of rock n roll…. The bands. The heartache. And the music. Always, the music. I finished this book at midnight. I loved the book. For me to be engaged with a book at midnight, is a tell all for me. I loved Daisy and Billy and every character they came across. They had so many commonalities but the best for me, was the person who to the very end, believed in them both.

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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All I know so far: I want to see this band live and buy the music.

marleed That Elvis Presley‘s granddaughter is playing Daisey in the adaption just makes me smile. 1mo
Bren912 What?! I had not heard and now am@super excited to see/watch! 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My current stack….Daisy Jones for the the win.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Daisy!! 1mo
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The first time you share tea, you are a stranger. The second time you share tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share tea, you become family. What if, after death, you really weren‘t done learning lessons and you were never done loving. This is a heartwarming read with enough reality to make the fantasy part enjoyable. It makes one wonder: what ARE your beliefs with what comes after?

tracey38 Loved this book. Sure makes you think. 1mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 I loved everything about this book. I would adore a sequel, but I don‘t think it‘s going to happen. Good thing I have a vivid imagination. 3w
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Bren912
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Next up! Another one that isn‘t a normal genre but 🤔- I think I like most reads 🤷‍♀️. Wallace has suddenly died and claims he‘s too busy to have done so. He‘s finding all sorts of weird stuff that accompanies being dead and…well. I must read further to know just “what”

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Need to Know | Karen Cleveland
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Whoa!! Not my usual genre but man! I can‘t wait for another CIA thriller!!! Heart pounding. Jaw opening and I could totally see this being made into a movie!

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Need to Know | Karen Cleveland
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Wow!! Half way through and what. A. Ride.

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Need to Know | Karen Cleveland
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A recommendation from my librarian bestie! Not my usual genre but I‘m excited to read it.

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The Quiet Girl | S. F. Kosa
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You know how when you read a thriller/mystery you talk@to yourself and try to figure out the plot? Well, this storyline doesn‘t take it for granted you are asking questions and often addresses them. It‘s two stories in one as the main character is an author and writes a transcript of her life under a pseudonym. It keeps the pace moving as you relive some horrific past trauma as well as searching in ‘present‘ time.Trigger warning of sexual abuse

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It is basically a Vegan diet plan. There were some great stretches and recipes I may look into but I was already disagreeing with his stand on avocados 🤦🏼‍♀️. It‘s proven that a high vegetable/fruit with whole grains is good for cholesterol. So I figure if I adapt an 80/20 attitude I‘m doing pretty well. Otherwise, there really isn‘t any new news. 🤷‍♀️

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Orange Lilies: A Morton Farrier Novella | MR Nathan Dylan Goodwin
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It was an interesting and quick read with fact based events from WWI that played into past and modern day fictional characters. It was interesting enough that I would try and get the corresponding novella storyline. 3.5 ⭐️

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The Quiet Girl | S. F. Kosa
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Two different book club books. The left is my choice this time and I feel such pressure that it “must be worthy!!” Ah well. 🤷‍♀️. The second is my historical society DAR choice. It‘s only 100 pages so no pressure there. And doesn‘t it sound fancy when I input ‘historical society‘. Hah! They both 📖 and drink 🍷 so that‘s the go to!!

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5⭐️. I loved this book. There are so many times when this author writes something that pops across the page and slaps you in the face and the heart. He just richly makes being human and making mistakes an adventure of comedy, drama, heartache and breakthrough. Sprinkle some forgiveness in the midst and you have a bestseller. Loved every character and story in this book.

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I‘m only on chapter seven. And my heart is squeezed with anguish over the little girl. I texted a friend asking if she cried every chapter and she said yes. So I openly cry too.

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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Finished at exactly the very moment that book club and library return is same day—it was very slow the first four chapters and then as the story became faster paced so did my heart rate and page turning. I will admit to figuring out who the villain was In the storyline but it didn‘t mean I didn‘t need to know ALLLLLL the details. All the warped details.

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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Book Club read and last beach read.

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The President's Daughter: A Thriller | James Patterson, Bill Clinton
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Book on loan from a fellow beach camper. Four chapters in and@it is going to be a fun (?) ride.

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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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I feel so much. Fear. Disgust. Hope. trust. Mistrust. We all can see how quickly fear and frenzy feeds the world and that to me is more fearful of how quickly things could escalate out of anyone‘s control. 5⭐️

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m to the part where my blood is boiling and I‘m frankly a mix of pissed and deflated. Humans are humans and I guess I should not be surprised at any behaviors. Basically I am feeling men are 🐷 and women are still pawns ♟

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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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So many quotables from this book. But love this one!

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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Seems like an appropriate beach read. 🤪😳

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If only a piece of pie was magical enough to eat and get a message from a loved one who has passed. The pie was sweet. The tea was too. And this book was the sweetest of them all.

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Bren912
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Return two, borrow three. In order to read.

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What I liked about this was the ending wasn‘t a totally happy ever after...or maybe it was. 🤔

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Wild Seed | Octavia E Butler
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Listen. I think it‘s where my head is at but I just can‘t continue. Honestly I‘m reading. The last chapter before I return it to the library so the guilt leaves me a little for ditching a book half way.

ShyBookOwl I've read this one. I thought it was really good, but also really tough to get through. The subject matter is heavy and the pace is slow. It was worth it, but only if you're in the right head space. Don't feel bad. 4mo
Bren912 Thank you!!! 4mo
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Page One and it‘s speaking truth. Lol.

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Wild Seed | Octavia E. Butler
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First chapter had me like: 😳. But very intrigued to where it‘s headed.

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Well. I found out why she chose this particular writer to pen her biography. It‘s a riveting read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Oh boy. My heart is racing because I NEED TO KNOW why she chose this person to write her story.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Cannot wait to read my library hold that finally available!

BookishMarginalia I loved this one! Hope you enjoy it! 6mo
Verity I loved this. My first of hers and I‘ve enjoyed all her others I‘ve read too. If you like golden age Hollywood stories there‘s extra fun to be had from figuring out where she‘s pulled inspiration from too. 6mo
Ericalambbrown This one is so good! I really hope you dig it as much as I did ☺️ 6mo
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4 ⭐️. Why I never tire of Holocaust stories!
No survival story is the same. Human resilience at its finest in the cannot be imagined circumstance of near devastation. Eddie makes a choice at some point after rescue and losing so much faith in humanity to find happiness. Such small little life lessons in each chapter. It‘s just simply, a sweet ending of greatest triumph. Living.

TrishB He is a very uplifting man. 6mo
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Front Porch Vacation Reading is the best.

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5 ⭐️. I swear. I‘m not crying...there‘s a bug in my eye is all. Never underestimate the small touches your life makes while you are here. After all, It‘s mostly in the smallest things that matter most.

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Bren912
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Looks like this is the first choice of three...

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Please help me choose which one will be next to read!!!!

sblbooks The only one I've read is The Midnight Library. It's excellent. 7mo
Aims42 Out of the three, I‘ve only read “Midnight Library”. I liked it and would recommend it 👍🏻 7mo
TrishB I‘ve read all of them and they‘re all good 👍🏻 7mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I adored this storyline. I feel like I have just been on. A magical journey of my own. I seriously couldn‘t put it down and was thankful for the summer rains that didn‘t make me feel guilty for not being outside!!!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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My next read. Might be a stretch for me but still looking forward to it.

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Take Me With You | Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Summer. “...mostly I just kept reminding myself to burn every moment into my memory. “
It was so easy to fall in love with the characters. It was subtle descriptions and yet solid. The author is rich in weaving. Empathy with the art of just being human.

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Take Me With You | Catherine Ryan Hyde
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You know how you can tell a bit about a book on page one or two? That is this book. I can tell it‘s going to be rich, that I‘m going to be better for having read it and that I‘m going to grieve when it is over.

Blueberry I just finished it and yes I am feeling the feels. 3mo
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Take Me With You | Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Snuggled in and ready to read myself out of the reading slump I‘ve been in!

Blueberry My favorite author 💜 7mo
Bren912 My first read with her. 🌸 7mo
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