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The Last Conversation | Paul Tremblay
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this better than You Have Arrived at Your Destination. I found it interesting that it was written in the second person, it felt fitting for the story in order to relate to the protagonist (well, basically, the reader is the protagonist). For most of the story, you are kept in the dark about what's happening, you just know that something is very eerie about the situation.
Rating 3.5/5

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Rating: 2/5
It started off interesting with the projections of predicting how a human's life can develop before they are even born, but somewhere along the way, it turned into something else that didn't hold my interest. Maybe it's just me, but I failed to understand the point of the whole story.

Aimeesue Eugenics 2.0 1mo
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Death Note, Volume 2 | Tsugumi Ohba
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Mehso-so

I am basically becoming a Death Note fan account with all my recent updates 😂 But I am really enjoying this manga and I can't stop reading it. It's been a while since I've been so attached to anything. In this volume, I didn't like how few things were resolved so it's getting a lower rating than the previous one, but I still like how the plot is developing so far.

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I finished the first volume way faster than I expected. Looks like it's helping with the reading slump 😁
Aside from a few aspects I didn't enjoy, regarding how the police are handling the Kira investigation, this was a great start. It's setting up the world pretty well and the story is very entertaining.

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I'm going through a bit of a reading slump and I just picked up this manga in hopes of getting over it. The first chapter was super fun and I realized that I've forgotten many details from the anime. We'll see how it goes.

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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100 pages in, the story is already heartbreaking 😢 And having read Khaled before, I don't think I'm ready for whatever it is about to come in the next 300 pages.

Reggie That‘s why I haven‘t read anything else by him. Cause he is a great writer, but I don‘t know if I‘ll ever be emotionally ready. 3mo
Davor @Reggie I totally get that! I am actually the opposite, I'm more drawn to books that I know will be emotionally draining, I like putting myself through the torture even though I still complain about it 🤣 3mo
Scochrane26 @Reggie I think that‘s why I haven‘t read his other books, too. I loved Kite Runner so much, even though it was very emotional. 3mo
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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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I've been wanting to start this one for a long time, finally it's in my hands.

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Already posted about it, but here's another post, because this book deserves it. Best book I read this weekend for the #24in48 readathon. Anybody who's thinking about picking it up, I wholeheartedly suggest the audiobook, the author is so passionate when narrating, it's a wonderful experience.
#hour42challenge @24in48

Librariana I wholeheartedly agree! I just finished reading her second book and it was just as warm, real, and delightful! 4mo
Davor @Librariana it's on my TBR list! I'll definitely be checking it out soon. 4mo
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Mehso-so

A solid, relatively fast-paced thriller that was very easy to read. Most of the characters were unlikeable and I guess that was on purpose. It didn't leave any big impressions on me but I enjoyed it nevertheless.
Second and last book finished for #24in48.
@24in48

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More Happy Than Not | Adam Silvera
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YA is a genre I often read and a book that has left me a lasting impression on me is More Happy Than Not. Adam Silvera shies away from clichés and sugar coatings. He tells a raw, very human story with the good, the bad and the ugly. My favourite YA read to date.
#24in48 #hour30challenge
@24in48

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This was so so good. I doubt that I could enjoy it as much if I weren't listening to the audiobook because I was able to hear the author's words the way she intended them to be heard. I loved every second of it, it was brilliant. Also it's my first finished book for the #24in48 readathon.
@24in48

Julsmarshall I ❤️❤️❤️ this book! 4mo
Davor @Julsmarshall It's beautiful! It went beyond my expectations. 4mo
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With more than 6 hours passed reading ever since the start of the #24in48 readathon, it seems highly unlikely that I'll be able to reach the target of 24 hours. So my goal is to finish the 2 books I started by the end of the readathon: The Kind Worth Killing and Poet X.
@24in48

Davor @TheLudicReader I have around 40 pages left, I'm really curious to see how it ends 😁 4mo
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Midnight passed in my timezone so I'm starting a little ahead of the US participants in the challenge. I spent solid 2 hours reading and decided it's enough for today. Will continue in the morning.
#24in48 @24in48

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚 4mo
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Kinda last minute, but I just found out about #24in48 and decided to sign up! I don't have high hopes about achieving 24 hours but any amount I spend reading will be considered a win. I also don't have books planned out, I'll just wing it 😁
@24in48

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Lands of glass | Alessandro Baricco
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Mehso-so

I struggled through this one. I started it few months ago while I was still busy with uni and got the chance to finish it now. I can't tell whether the fact that I took such a long break before finishing it had an effect on how much I was (not) immersed in the story, but it was a bit of a lackluster for me.

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Mehso-so

Rating: 3.5/5
I wanted to like this book more than I actually do, but for some reason, it didn't resonate with me as much as I wanted it to. Maybe I wasn't in the right state of mind for it, because I felt my mind wander at some parts. Ocean's writing is very interesting and peculiar, feels very scattered but is actually very connected. His descriptions are very subtle, yet explicit and direct. It had good moments, but I wasn't captivated by it.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I did feel it list some of its specialness by the end. Beautiful writing though. 4mo
Davor @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Yeah, his talent is undeniable. 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I decided to rearrange the bookshelves in my room and right now I have all of the books on my couch. Maybe I should have come up with a plan before taking them off the shelves 🤔 This might take a while.

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Has anybody read this? I've been eyeing it ever since it came out, but I haven't gotten around to it. The cover is the first thing that caught my eye when I first saw the book, it's very pretty.

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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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Aaah I am so excited for this! The Hunger Games is the book that made me realize how much I love reading. I'm so excited to revisit Suzanne Collin's world again.

Kaylamburson Ahhh me too!!! 5mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime yess, can't wait 🙌🙌 5mo
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Nocturnal | Wilder Poetry
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Nocturnal is a collection of poems, covering topics about self-love and self-empowerment, accompanied with interesting illustrations that complement the poems well. I was not the biggest fan of this book. I feel like I've already read the same poems in different (better) shape from other authors. The words that were supposed to be empowering I found to be very cliché. It fell flat to my expectations.
Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC.

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I've been patiently waiting for the release of this book for over a month. I have high expectations, I'm so excited to get into it. Hope it doesn't disappoint.

TrishB I‘ve got my eye on this! Look forward to your review. 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm This has been on my radar too. 5mo
chapter_fifty2017 Yes have heard a lot about it ! Looking forward to your review👍 5mo
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This is such a striking poem. The imagery he paints with his words is so vivid. It's my first time reading Wilfred Owen and I love everything so far.

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“Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it”

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates

The pursuit of knowing was freedom to me, the right to declare your own curiosities and follow them through all manner of books. I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people‘s interests. The library was open, unending, free.

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Dona Tartt spends a great amount of time capturing the essence of each character and she does it in such a subtle matter that you can't help but fall in love with her writing. Although at some points the plot felt stretched out and the descriptions sometimes seemed repetitive, I was too absorbed in the beauty of her prose to mind it.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Mehso-so

Although the book holds a very important message, I'd be lying if I said that I'm a fan of the writing style. If I hadn't been listening to the audiobook I don't think I would finish it, simply because I felt like the tone of writing was intended more for middle-graders than young adults. What made me stick around was the amazing narration done by Bahni Turpin, she menaged to keep me entertained throughout the whole book.

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Rating: 4/5
I really enjoyed it, but there were some plot holes, which I'm hoping will be explained in the other books. Also, I wish there was more of an in-depth exploration of the faction-divided world. In this book there wasn't much information about it, apart from the basic rules of how they are divided, I hope to see more on how factions cooperate with one another in the next two books.

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Question of the day: Why must all books contain a love story?

pppooraikul I also ask myself that questions so many times especially when that love story feels out of place or annoying. I guess because if you want to wholly capture a character, you have to include every aspect of his/her life. If everything's in balance, the love story can be very enjoyable. But most books focus on romance too much. Still, there are few brilliant books that have minimal to none of love story, too. :) 3y
pppooraikul But in YA, it's almost inevitable, I suppose. 😂 3y
josie281 This Savage Song (YA) is a great one which isn't love story focused. Highly recommended. 3y
ultrabookgeek I think I actually don't like divergent because of the love angle - it made the book worse! Romance is great but triangles should be banned for like 25 years!!! Also, I would like to see more friendship focused, strong familial relationships and self exploration rather than (or in addition to romance). 3y
Davor @ultrabookgeek I agree completely, I would love to see more books about self-exploration, friendships and similar topics. The romance part in a lot of books feels out of place (Divergent for example), and seems like it is added in the plot just for the sake of it having a love story. 3y
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More Happy Than Not | Adam Silvera
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What I loved the most about this book is the fact that there are no sugar coatings about how messy life can be, unlike most YA novels. The author did an amazing job connecting different plot points, some of which I never even imagined having any importance at the time they happened. More Happy Than Not tackles major issues such as suicide, depression, sexual identity, and most importantly shows the consequences of actions. I absolutely loved it.

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More Happy Than Not | Adam Silvera

I've become this happiness scavenger who picks away at the ugliness of the world, because if there's happiness tucked away in my tragedies, I'll find it no matter what. If the blind can find joy in music, and the deaf can discover it with colors, I will do my best to always find the sun in the darkness because my life isn't one sad ending—it's a series of endless happy beginnings.

Megabooks This book is so good! It was my first 5🌟 last year. 3y
Davor @Ebooksandcooks And it might be my first 5 stars of this year 😄 3y
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Mehso-so

If I were to rate this book judging with my emotions it would probably be 5 stars. But, if I'm being rational it's probably going to be 3.5/5. I devoured it in only 2 days, it was easy to read and definitely entertaining, but I can't help but feel how it was a bit predictable, and at some times a bit of a clichè.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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The story itself didn't stand out much, but the writing is truly remarkable. Brit Bennett knows her stuff.

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#seasonsreadings2016 #setinlibraries
I still haven't read this book, but it has been on my TBR for more than a year. The plot sounds truly captivating, I can't wait to dive into it!

Suzze I have heard so many amazing things about it. A friend lent me her copy, but after a year I gave it back. I need to see if the library has it. 3y
sprainedbrain Oh, you should read it. Sooooo good. 😍 3y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi

"I began to realize that coming in such close contact with my own mortality had changed both nothing and everything. Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn‘t know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn‘t know when. But now I knew it acutely. The problem wasn‘t really a scientific one. The fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live."

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Untitled | Anonymous
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This book isn't in the database so I can't tag it 😓 Anyway it's an amazing collection of poetry, I love the dark and mystetious vibe it has to it. This is the first book by the serbian author Vladan Savic and I'm really looking forward to see more of his work in the future!

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#photoadaynov16 #childprotagonists
This was a truly remarkable and heartbreaking story set during WWII. Planning to read it again soon.
@RealLifeReading

TrishB Amazing book. 3y
Suzze This book was actually my first thought for today's prompt. But I decided to go lighter. This is an amazing book, though. 3y
MyNamesParadise I've watched the film a couple times and was very good. I must admit I have not read the book yet. 3y
LeahBergen 😭😭 3y
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Bed of Barley Straw | Sam Russell
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I won this book on a Goodreads giveaway about a year ago, I think it's about time I got to it 😊

MyNamesParadise I've won a lot of giveaways on Goodreads and haven't gotten around to them yet...oops! 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch

Imagine you‘re a fish, swimming in a pond. You can move forward and back, side to side, but never up out of the water. To you, that little pond is an entire universe. Now imagine that someone reaches down and lifts you out of the pond. You see that what you thought was the entire world is only a small pool. You see other ponds. The sky above. You realize you‘re a part of a much larger and more mysterious reality than you had ever dreamed of.

Caterina This is almost straight out of Flatland, when it's discussing two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. 3y
Davor @Caterina I've never heard of it, but any book that has theories about parallel universes grab my attention, I'll check it out 😊 3y
Caterina @DDimoski It's a short novel from the late 1800s, and it's pretty weird! It's told from the point of view of a square who describes his 2D world and discovers that 1D and 3D worlds exist. 3y
ultrabookgeek I could not with Flatland! I'm sure it was clever satire but I got so bored I bailed :( 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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I feel a bit emotionally drained because of this book (in a good way). I loved the concept, it was very well written. I am a bit sad that this isn't going to be a series, though. I would love to know what happens afterwards.

Michelle_mck It's incredible and gut wrenching 3y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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#photoadaynov16 #disabilities
I read this book few years ago and I really enjoyed it. It follows the story of Melody, a teenager who has cerebral palsy and also a photographic memory. Except no one knows about the second one because she can't communicate properly.
@RealLifeReading

s-b Love this book cover! It gives a sense of peace and calm. 3y
Davor @s-b I agree. It's also connected to the plot as well. 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch

"And here's the most shameful truth: there is a part of me which would rather just have it all be over, because the dead don't feel fear or pain. Does this mean I'm a coward? Is that the final truth I have to face before I die?"

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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This just ended on a major cliffhanger. The next book is expected to come out next year. I honestly don't know what to do with my life now.

LittleBowBook Exactly. I just read this. Wtf? I didn't even know it was a series. Honestly heartbreaking when I found that out. 3y
Davor @LittleBowBook I know, right? I actually saw somewhere that there is going to be another book, but that ending left me with an open mouth. 3y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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I keep reading good reviews about this book so I decided to give it a go, I just started listening to it 😃

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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Rating: 4/5
I really liked the way the author narrated the book, it was raw and emotional. I'm glad I gave it a chance, I really enjoyed it.

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"I am not scared of bad people, of wicked evildoers, of monsters and creatures of the night. The people who scare me are the ones who are certain of their own rightness. The ones who know how to behave, and what their neighbors need to do to be on the side of the good."

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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I just started Three Dark Crowns and I'm so excited! I have high expectations for this one.

josie281 It's in my TBR 3y
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Mehso-so

Rating: 3.5
It was an okay book, although it didn't really live up to my expectations. The author did a solid job in capturing the details in their everyday lives in an entertaining way, but I feel like the characters lacked depth and were a bit one-dimensional.

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren

A cactus doesn't live in the desert because it likes the desert; it lives there because the desert hasn‘t killed it yet.

RanaElizabeth ❤ Love this book. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'll second that! Loved this book! 3y
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