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DaniJ

DaniJ

Joined January 2022

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The Wives | Tarryn Fisher
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This book had me questioning what was true right from start to finish. It is rare that a book keeps me guessing until the very end, but this book achieved it. The ultimate psych thriller without being scary. Definitely recommend.

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After I Do | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book hurt my heart. An amazingly tough story about love and marriage and everything in between.

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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Gorgeous believable read by this talented storyteller.

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Great beach type read. Best enjoyed in the sun with a beverage!

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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Loved it. Excellent main character. Few twists and turns!!! A quick read.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
Mehso-so

Didn‘t love it. A melancholic story with few sparks of excitement and mostly sadness. Had to push to get through it.

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A Life Without Water | Marci Bolden
Mehso-so

Heartbreaking. Frustrating. Tragic. The protagonist seemed a bit bipolar in her emotional temperature. Worth a read.

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Mehso-so

An easy read. Seems as though the author thought of some excellent cop names then overused them at nauseam (Tomasetti). Author also led you to believe there was going to be some serious double crossing, but then didn‘t tie up that end nicely? Or at all. Liked the insight into Amish life.

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The People's Princess | Flora Harding
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Amidst many grammatical, tense, and editing errors, you get a surface level look at a story that has been told a hundred different ways. Repeated adjectives and frivolous descriptions contribute to the poorness of what should be a beautiful story.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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A beautiful story. Paints Alaska to be a land of familial grace and loyalty. Easy and quick read!!

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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
Mehso-so

Definitely worth the read. Some of the philosophical interjections didn‘t fit and were seemingly there just for the sake of being there. A sad tale of love and loss and betrayal. Can‘t help but loving and hating the main character. 933 pages tho? Settle in.

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The Husbands | Chandler Baker
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Mehso-so

I almost loved this book. Right up until the point where it is revealed that the ideal husband can only exist through hypnotism. And the idea that successful women always have a villainous side to them. Wtf Chandler Baker. This could have been a refreshing look at families who work on themselves and get better. Instead it had a schizophrenic plot twist and a surface burn to feminism.

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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
Mehso-so

Deja Vu. Hunger Games meets Shadow and Bone.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Excellent. Beautiful prose and a compelling and heart-wrenching story of loss, inequality and adventure. Ending was a bit lacklustre

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Circus of Wonders | Elizabeth Macneal
Mehso-so

It was okay. Entertaining. Beautiful picture of Victorian-era circus. Meh out of ten if you ask me.

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
Mehso-so

Not the best but not the worst whodunnit. Didn‘t pull me in but I did finish it. Meh.

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Things I Should Have Said | Jamie Lynn Spears
Bailedbailed

Couldn‘t even finish it. Poorly written, repetitive and surface level. Wanted to love it, really didn‘t like it.