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Joined October 2019

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The Husbands | Holly Gramazio
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First off, Happy Mother's Day to all the USA mommas! Hope you feel loved on today. 🌷

I adored this quirky book. It does get a bit repetitive, but that is literally the premise. When faced with a seemingly endless supply of husbands and different life outcomes, who/what will she pick? How does one even decide? I chuckled through much of this and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Current Saturday mood at my house.

Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 2w
IuliaC 😻 2w
Soubhiville Now that‘s the good life! 🫶🏼 2w
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dabbe If my GSDs did that, they'd fall off and break their legs! 🖤🐾🖤 2w
Suet624 That‘s amazing. 2w
EatSleepRead This is Ember our 11 month old Border Collie. Two speeds: asleep and go-go-go. Still very much puppy. Lol 2w
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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Fast-paced Sci-Fi novel that has some Ready Player One vibes, but definitely is it's own beast. Emika Chen (hacker, gamer, bounty hunter) is a fun character to follow. I plan to start the sequel soon.

CatMS Loved Ready Player One, will need to check this one out. 2w
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Audiobook pick:
This was a recollection of the horrific abuse suffered at the hands of his mother. It was so unbelievable and devastating to hear what he endured. What a survivor.

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If you like character driven novels, you will likely enjoy this. I usually need more action, but this was actually well paced. The backstories were good. I got invested in all their broken stories and how they converged.

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Solar eclipse as seen in Des Moines, Iowa today. About 84% coverage at it's peak. Pretty cool!

KadaGul In Barrington less than that and in brightness. But still pretty darn cool 1mo
AmyG We had about 50% by me-Rocky Mountains CO. Still cool to see. 1mo
Meshell1313 Awesome! 🤩 1mo
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shortsarahrose Cedar Rapids - pretty similar to you, but still very cool 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
JenReadsAlot Nice! 1mo
IMASLOWREADER that is pretty cool 1mo
MaGoose Cool 😎 3w
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This was a soft pick. The main characters and even their cat were unlikeable throughout this.
I will admit the cat did grow on me. Grumpy cats can be endearing.
It was one of those thrillers you speed through because you are so curious of what is going to happen. I didn't quite guess the ending.

miamorswife I 100% agree with you. The cat was the best character. And the ending was a bit of a surprise. 2mo
Yenya1954 I also liked the cat. The ending was not expected. 1w
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This was good. It's an overarching murder mystery with elements of substance abuse and PTSD. The characters were well fleshed-out and interesting. The setting was a small lake town in northern Wisconsin, which I loved as I grew up in northern Minnesota.

melissajayne It‘s the start of a series 1mo
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Mehso-so

Loved the setting, but the characters/plot/reveals were just okay.

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The Spite House: A Novel | Johnny Compton
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I think I may be in the minority, as I see some raving reviews on this one. I was bored for 75% of this. Later it did get a bit more interesting but not worth the slog to get there. Lots of telling vs showing in this novelist's writing. Not scary, just some moments of creepiness. I was overall very underwhelmed. The narrator was great though, loved his performance.

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A very honest glimpse into the life of Tyrus. I've been a fan for some time and it was interesting to learn more about his background. This was fascinating and a quick read.

Crazeedi I really like him 3mo
audraelizabeth Love tyrus. He hosted the only new years eve show i watched 3mo
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You're Invited | Amanda Jayatissa
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This book actually started out a bit...weird. But I gave it a chance and am glad I did. I loved the way this murder mystery unfolded at just the right pace. Told in a series of flashbacks and present day interviews, the multiple POVs reveal things bit by bit. It's set in Sri Lanka several days leading to a lavish wedding. The Instagram-perfect bride is missing and feared dead.

5feet.of.fury It was weird. I liked the reveals though! 3mo
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This is my 3rd book by this author and she continues to spin a sweet and complex love story each time.

bookandbedandtea I started this a few weeks ago but got interrupted and haven't picked it back up; need to get back to it. 😊 3mo
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Mehso-so

This was pretty slow for a thriller, lots of repetitive scenes and waiting for anything to just happen. The ending was okay, but not worth the wait.

tpixie Agree I gave that a pic, but it just did not do what I hoped it would do. 3mo
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Starter Villain | John Scalzi
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This was a fun ride, full of unpredictable turns with villains pitted against villains.

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The Woman in Me | Britney Spears
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I didnt really have a lot of opinions about this artist going into this audiobook. I've seen her in and out of headlines. As I've grown older I've definitely learned not to believe what the headlines report. The most interesting point she made was-if she was too unwell to manage her life, why was she well enough to work?...that really calls out her family and their greed.

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The Many Lives of Mama Love | Lara Love Hardin
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Audiobook pick: I really alternated between being disgusted with the author and then being inspired. There's a lot of hard things to digest in this one, especially concerning her kids. Overall it touches on her redemption. I wish the author and her family the best. This had to be tough to write.

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My Murder | Katie Williams
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This was more of a mystery than thriller and so uniquely different than anything I have read before. I liked it overall and definitely did not guess the twist, which is always a plus!

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One Word Kill | Mark Lawrence
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Mehso-so

This started out very promising, but I wanted more. The ending felt abrupt. Loved the characters. It was described as Stranger Things meets Ready Player One; I can appreciate the comparison of genre.

EatSleepRead Now I see it's part of a series, I totally didn't realize. That explains the ending. Lol! 8mo
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How Can I Help You | Laura Sims
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This was really good. I couldn't put this one down. Such a creepy main character too. 😳

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This was pretty bad. It spent way too much time building up some ridiculous hallmark-type romance. The last 30 minutes finally had a twist and some horror. It just couldn't make up for the rest of the book. Lame.

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Memory of Animals | Claire Fuller
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Mehso-so

This was interesting and had some good parts, but overall it left me kind of feeling like it could have been much better.

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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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Another excellent thriller! I started this last night and could not put it down.

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What Lies in the Woods | Kate Alice Marshall
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This is one of the better thrillers I have read lately. Almost until the end I kept second-guessing what I thought was happening.

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Bailedbailed

I made it through the first short story and it was problematic at best. It contained a brief but completely inappropriate conversation with her high school class (she was a teacher). Just yuck. I'm not a prude, but that was just too high on the creep factor for me.

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This was pretty good. Picture a combination of The Grudge, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and throw in some HP Lovecraftian Horror. Loved all the 90s references, including the music. I graduated in 1996 and this book captured the time period well. Only issue, a lot of POV changes which can get to be a bit much...

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No Title | None
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This was a weird but interesting novel, with elements of horror and science fiction. At points I loved it, but overall, I think the execution was lacking.

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This is a story that is centered around death, but manages to be quite hopeful and sweet. There is an unexpected love story which really lifts your heart in the end.
I worked as a hospice nurse for many years and it brought up a lot of memories for me (though clearly a death doula is a different profession).

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A House With Good Bones | T. Kingfisher
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Creepy horror with a slow build that leads to a truly bizarre and scary ending. At one point I wasn't a fan of the direction of things, but then another twist redeemed the storyline for me. Overall, I love this writer's style.
The narrator was okay. I think I just prefer male narrators, I'm finding.

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EXCELLENT book from start to finish. If you loved House in the Cerulean Sea, this was comparably good (same author). A unique (loose) retelling of Pinocchio with AI thrown in. The banter between the robots was so well written. This author just wins my heart every time.

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This novel was funny, violent, and so wonderfully bizarre. Loved the humor. When a plot comes crashing together with such a cast of crazy characters, you can't put it down.

paper.reveries Interesting! Adding to TBR, thanks for sharing :) 12mo
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The Last Word: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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This was a soft pick, a pretty good twisty thriller. I will admit I couldn't put this one down and flew through it.

tapgurl Reading it now but left it at work! Can‘t wait to get back to it! 12mo
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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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This was a retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher by Poe. Loved this Gothic horror novel. So unsettling and creepy. This author has an incredible way of making horror whimsical somehow. Hard to explain, but it works.

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Death of a Bookseller | Alice Slater
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This book was like watching a screaming train hit a stalled semi...in slow motion. You are compelled keep reading to find out how the heck this will finish. Slow burn. Creepy ending! Great writing and a strong debut. 🐌

LoverOfLearning I've not heard of this one before! 13mo
LoverOfLearning Thanks for sharing! Added to my tbr! 13mo
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Carrie | Stephen King
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I enjoyed this classic horror novel. It is interesting to compare earlier SK writing to his current novels. I actually have preferred his newer works in writing style, which has notably evolved over time.

CSeydel Definitely agree that while Carrie is a classic, I appreciate how his voice matured in later books! 13mo
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This book is spot on funny and thought provoking. Free speech and the ways we cope through humor are the dominating theme. This books takes equal digs on all political views and discusses cancel culture in all its current glory. These are strange times people!

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Mehso-so

This was just okay. It felt more mystery than thriller and I just kept waiting for something (anything...) to happen. The locale was my favorite part of this story.

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Dead Lake | Darcy Coates
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This was a classic collection of horror stories that was just the right amount of spooky. The Mannequin was my favorite.

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The House in the Pines | Ana Cecilia Reyes
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I enjoyed this thriller, very tense and atmospheric. I think it would have been interesting if we had a bit more backstory on Frank's character.

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Weyward: A Novel | Emilia Hart
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Spring is in the air. This was the perfect book filled with nature and new beginnings for this season. This had three different story lines that were equally engaging. Loved this one so much. And that cover art...perfection.

mcctrish I just started this and I might be already regretting getting if from the library! The cover is so good. 14mo
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The Machine Stops | E. M. Forster
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This was a sci fi novella that really delivered. I admit I didn't research the title prior and was a bit shocked when I later realized it was first published in 1909. It's amazing how much insight into future technology people would have. This is stark, bleak, and insightful.

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I haven't read a Koontz book in ages, and though Intensity will remain my favorite of his novels, this one is a solid pick. I will admit the first half of the novel is better, with the end dragging on a bit.

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This book tried to be very cerebral....tackling subjects like the mundane nature of work, isolation, madness even. But as interesting as that sounds, nothing happens. At all. I like an open ending but there are no answers. I feel uneasy and disappointed after reading this one.

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This was a dumpster fire. So bad. 🤣 The characters were the worst, the writing sub-par, and the plot was ridiculous. I'm pretty annoyed I gave this author any support financially.

she.hearts.horror Yes!!! 🫠 1y
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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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The second in the Ninth House series is good! Really good actually. Full of magic, demons, and lots of courage.This series has me hooked. I think it is meant to be a trilogy in the end.

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Poster Girl | Veronica Roth
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This book had some serious potential but I felt the world-building lacked something. Despite that, the concept was truly unique. What happens in the aftermath of a dystopian regime that is toppled?

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Artemisa | Andy Weir
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Great book with a good amount of sci fi and snark.

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Such a great novel. This one really breaks your heart.

Bklover One of his best! 1y
EatSleepRead I can't believe I didn't read it until now. It's probably one of my favorite books I've ever read. 1y
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Audiobook pick:
This was the equivalent of listening to a Hallmark movie, so it was just okay. The plot was pretty much laid out in the beginning and all the connections were predictable. It got a bit grating hearing the narrator speak for the little girl, so I might have enjoyed reading it more due to that.
Also...I love the cover art!

SilversReviews Really enjoyed this book!! 1y
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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Probably an unpopular opinion, but bailing on this one. It's occasionally funny but honestly just sick of the Republican bashing. I respect all types of people and think a variety of beliefs is good. It just gets old...

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