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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Recommended by a book friend so purchased and started immediately. A few chapters in and so good so far! 🌟

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One of my new favorite ornaments added to my collection this year 💗📚

wanderinglynn Super cute! ❤️ 1mo
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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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Currently reading for my own personal holiday reading list 💚❤️

Andrew65 Loved this. 1mo
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Currently reading with Reese‘s book club for December ✨

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This is a must read for anyone who has listened to the podcast, “Over My Dead Body” season 1. The mother of the murder victim profiled in that podcast tells her story for the first time publicly. It‘s moving, raw and personal. There was a bit of repetition, but overall it was compelling and honoring to the life of her son, Dan Markel. It‘s a window into trial life for the family of murder victims which we don‘t often get. Highly recommend.

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Devolution | Max Brooks
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Yes to this book! Read for a book club and so glad I did! Wouldn‘t have been on my radar otherwise. I need more survivalist/ dystopian/ end of the world as we know it in my reading life. 4⭐️

SamAnne This one is a hoot! 1mo
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Panpan

Well this one started out pretty good, but by the end I just wanted it to be over 😬 Angelika got on my nerves at certain parts of the book. Other parts felt like the author left out key points and we were left to fill in the blanks on our own as to how a character got from point a to point b. I read this for a #bookclub and it ended up being a 2⭐️ book for me in the end. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Devolution | Max Brooks
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Thanksgiving reading! 📖 Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends who celebrate! 🧡 And happy Thursday to everyone else! ☺️ #reading #bookclub #readyourshelves #holidayreading

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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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Read this one on my kindle in just a couple of days. I‘m loving Sally Hepworth‘s writing! This is the second book of hers I‘ve read recently and it‘s another 5⭐️ read for me. I loved how she did both of these characters and again I feel like her storytelling is so true to life. She has a knack for capturing small details and putting them on the page to build her stories.

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Comfort Me With Apples | Catherynne M. Valente
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This book was quite something. I‘m still not totally sure how I feel about it. Recommend by Bookmarks bookstore in NC for the Currently Reading podcast indie press list.

Bookwormjillk Pretty picture. Is that the Blue Ridge Parkway? 3mo
CaitlinByTheBook @Bookwormjillk The picture is on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park 😊 3mo
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Reading a story from this book every other day and enjoying it! Took it with me on my fall vacation 🍂🧡

TheBookHippie I just picked this up at our used bookstore! 3mo
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The Soulmate: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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I loved this book! My first Sally Hepworth and I‘ll be reading her backlist now. Twisty without being dramatic. Believable mystery and seemed quite true to life. 5⭐️ Releases 4/4/2023.

Thank you #NetGalley and St. Martin‘s Press for the ARC! #TheSoulmate

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The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Fall reading stack 📚🍂🍁🧡

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Finished this book recently and it was a worthwhile read. I felt like there was some repetition toward the end, but each chapter leading up to that was succinct and kept me interested. 4⭐️

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Fair Play | EVE. RODSKY
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I read this for a #bookclub and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would! There‘s a lot about managing a family with kids and it‘s definitely geared to neurotypical and traditional husband/ wife families, but I still took lots of tips for my boyfriend and I to live together (as evidenced by some sticky tabs). It was a great conversation starter for he and I about how we manage our joint household. 4⭐️

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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Well I‘m glad I borrowed this one from the library. I didn‘t love it. The first half was great, but by the end, I just wanted it to be over. Recommended by #currentlyreadingpodcast but just didn‘t work for me. Oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️ Rating around 3 ⭐️

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Currently reading on my kindle. So maddening and such an important piece of journalism.

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I borrowed this one from the library since I wasn't sure how much I'd like it. I read a good amount of true crime so I was skeptical about reading a novel about a serial killer on death row. Ultimately, I did find this book to be very good. It is definitely literary fiction which won't be for everyone. It was gritty and some parts were rough. Also, the author kept referencing the smell of character's breath. I could do without that! 4 ⭐

Chelsea.Poole I really liked this one! 4mo
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Beach reading ☀️I couldn‘t put this one down! I didn‘t care for the author from the beginning, but he grew on me. The case is fascinating. The chapters are short. I liked all the small connections explored by Renner. Must read for true crime fans. 5⭐️

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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Current #audiobook borrowed from the library. Creepy so far! When Meredith of the Currently Reading Podcast says to listen to a thriller on audio, you do 🖤

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Mehso-so

I was so excited to get an #ARC of this book on #NetGalley! I‘m a huge fan of The Challenge. It‘s one of the only shows I‘ll watch real time as it airs each week so I was thrilled for a deep dive book! However, this was more of a magazine article about each person profiled turned into one book. I enjoyed it, but it left me wanting more. I was hoping for a deep dive on the show itself, production, scandals, etc. 3⭐️ Pub Date: 10/25/2022

PaperbackPirate I love this show so much! Thank you for the review. I think I‘ll pass for now. 🙌 2mo
CaitlinByTheBook @PaperbackPirate I‘m glad that was helpful! I truly wish the book was better, I really love the show too! 2mo
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I love the author‘s stated mission: end workplace harassment in her lifetime. Bold and necessary. I highlighted a lot of passages in the book. It‘s written in a format I‘m seeing more of lately - memoir + tips and tools. The resources at the end of the book were excellent too. Thank you #NetGalley and #IndigoRiverPublishing for the ARC! #MoreThanWords

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The description of this book on #NetGalley drew me in immediately. It met my expectations and I‘d absolutely read more of this genre. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in true crime, police procedures, homicide investigations, and memoir. If you‘re a fan of Law & Order: SVU, I would put this on your must-read list. Thank you NetGalley and Dundurn Press for providing this book for review consideration! 4⭐️
#GhostsThatHauntMe

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Love this audiobook version! I have the hard copy as well. As a fan of The Office and the Office Ladies podcast, this was an obvious 5⭐️ read for me. I loved the last few chapters the most since it was generally all new content for me. Highly recommend!

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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This book was so fun! 💗 I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely read more from Hazelwood! I picked up a copy at the train station because the copy I ordered for book club was unexpectedly delayed. Read about half of it on the train home and then finished the other half within a few short sittings. 4⭐️

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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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Ok, this book is propulsive. I read it this weekend and didn‘t want to put it down. But…the twists and turns just didn‘t work for me. 3⭐️

EvieBee Same! 4mo
CaitlinByTheBook @EvieBee glad it wasn‘t just me!! 4mo
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American Royalty | Tracey Livesay
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Mehso-so

My latest #romance read for bookclub. This one was a solid 3⭐️ for me. It took a while for the main characters to meet in person and then other parts felt rushed. There were a few exceptional lines that made me laugh, but on the other hand I had to suspend disbelief quite a bit for some plot points. Have you read this one and if so, what did you think?

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Recently finished this #audiobook. Really enjoyed it even though it wasn‘t exactly what I expected. The title and subtitle makes it seem like it is a self-help type book, but I felt it started that way and went heavy into memoir territory. I enjoy memoirs so that worked for me overall. I started it on a dreary day, but listened on many spring and summer days. If you‘re a seasonal reader, save this one for Fall. 4⭐️

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Bought some bookish stuff from Out of Print and it even came in the cutest packaging! They had a bookmark sale, what can I say?! 🤷🏻‍♀️ #bookishaccessories #outofprint #velocireader

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Close to the Cradle | Nova Lee Maier
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I could not put down this thriller! This is my second Nova Lee Maier book (pseudonym of Dutch bestselling author Esther Verhoef). I‘ve now ordered her other two books that have been translated to English. She‘s written several more that haven‘t been translated yet so hopefully someone is working on those too! This was 5⭐️

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Well this was a fun romance! It came highly recommended by the romance bookclub I recently attended and it did not disappoint. It took me a few chapters to get invested, but then I was all in! And there were a few pop culture references I loved (hello Jurassic Park 🦖). So glad I read this one! 4⭐️

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Rewind | Catherine Ryan Howard
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5⭐️ Catherine Ryan Howard can write a thriller! Perfect vacation read for me. I couldn‘t put it down! #bookreview #catherineryanhoward #thrillerbook

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I loved this book! Had no idea Sy Montgomery had written so much in addition to The Soul of an Octopus and I‘ll be reading lots more of her backlist. Found this at the library and since I read it, I‘ve ordered a copy for my shelves. 5⭐️

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New bookish t-shirt! Emmie approves 😽 #bookmerch #booksandcats #bookish

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This was an excellent book. It was well researched and compelling. Kessler painted such a strong picture of what it‘s like to go from inside prison walls to outside them and why it‘s so hard. Their stories were both heartbreaking and inspiring. I‘m so glad Kessler brought these life stories to the page. Highly recommend and I will absolutely read more by this author. Pub date 04/19/2022. #netgalley #freebylaurenkessler

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One of my current reads. Loving this book from Jamie Varon, a favorite follow on Instagram. Her writing is so encouraging and thought provoking. #currentlyreading #booksandcoffee

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Currently reading and highlighting lots of passages! #MoreThanWords #NetGalley #currentlyreading

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One of my latest bookclub reads. It was interesting and kept me turning the pages! I‘d never heard of this amusement park in NJ before and the owner was quite a character! Enjoyed the book, but full disclosure, really don‘t like the cover 🙈 Read it on my kindle so the cover wasn‘t in front of me each time I went to read it. 4⭐️

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My current audiobook. I‘ve been reading/ listening in a slow and steady pace. Really enjoying!

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It | Stephen King
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Well, I didn‘t know if I‘d ever truly get around to reading this book on my shelf, but a favorite author and podcaster Laura Tremaine hosts a Stephen King Summer book club and this was the first selection this summer. It wasn‘t as scary as I thought it would be! But I still left it face down anytime I wasn‘t reading it 🫣 SK is an amazing writer - the opening scene was so real. 💧 It feels like a huge accomplishment to have read this! 4.5⭐️

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Read this romance for a bookclub and really enjoyed it! Strong female characters, I laughed out loud a few times and fun to read. 4⭐️

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Pillow Thoughts | Courtney Peppernell
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I love the cover of this book so after looking at it so many times, I finally bought it. And I really enjoyed this poetry collection. I connected with some poems more than others, but overall 4⭐️

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A Lady for a Duke | Alexis Hall
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Mehso-so

I read this for a romance bookclub. Out of my comfort zone for sure. Overall, most of the story felt far fetched for me. I enjoyed several of the characters. 3⭐️

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The Other Man | Farhad J. Dadyburjor
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Freebie from Amazon. I liked the premise of this book, but the writing was really lacking to me. It felt like I was reading an adult book with sentences for middle schoolers. I liked that this one exposed me to a different culture and was different than most books I usually read. Unfortunately though only 2⭐️.

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I read this as a buddy read with one of the Currently Reading podcast hosts and I‘m so glad I did. Had great discussions with some other CR listeners. I like to read things from perspectives other than mine. This was written from a Christian perspective and I think we need more books like this to speak up for ending gun violence from a religious perspective. 4⭐️

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Stillhouse Lake | Rachel Caine
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Mehso-so

I was intrigued by the premise of this book. It was definitely a page turner, but the ending was a little far fetched for me. I really liked the main character and her story arc. I don‘t think I‘ll continue with this series though. 3⭐️

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Read this one for a bookclub last month and it was so good! If you like to read true crime and enjoy visiting National Parks, this is a must read. The author does a great job detailing what happened surrounding the crime and the investigation. The fumbles and mistakes in the beginning of the investigation still have repercussions today. The author also does a great job explaining her connections to the victims and honoring them. 5⭐️

EvieBee I read this a few months back and wanted to give it 5 stars but thought…maybe not. After all this time, I still keep coming back to it as one of the top books of the year for me! Five stars it is! 4mo
CaitlinByTheBook @EvieBee - so interesting! I love when a book sticks with me more than I expected. Yay for this one being that way for you! The author was awesome when she briefly spoke at the book club meeting for this one that I attended. 4mo
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The Evening Hero | Marie Myung-Ok Lee
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I was drawn to this book by the Korean characters and history. I fell in love with the main character right away. We get insight into his thoughts and feelings, and he‘s so endearing. There were a few pop culture references scattered throughout which were well done. Some of the historical elements were devastating, but the book was redeeming overall. Recommend! 4/5 ⭐️ Received an egalley from NetGalley. Thanks to the publisher Simon & Schuster!

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Cat Out of Hell | Lynne Truss
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Book haul from my trip to Bermuda and visit to the local indie the Bermuda Book Store 🇧🇲

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I didn‘t love this book. Heard about it from The Currently Reading podcast. I don‘t read a lot of middle grade so I wanted to give this a try. Borrowed the digital copy from my library.