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ErikasMindfulShelf

ErikasMindfulShelf

Joined April 2016

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The Cliffs: A Novel | J. Courtney Sullivan
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You know that amazing feeling you get after reading a couple of pages of a new book and knowing right away that this will be a book you‘ll love. That‘s the feeling I got when starting The Cliffs and it lasted all through the book.
I loved Jane‘s story. All the hardships and flaws as well as the great friendships and love. Interweaved with her story is the history of a place and the women who lived there.
Thank you to NetGalley for the e-galley.

AlaMich I love that feeling! 2h
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This Could Be Us | Kennedy Ryan
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Love the Skyland series and can‘t wait for Hendrix‘s story.
What other books by Kennedy Ryan do you recommend?

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Loved it!! People are complicated, flawed and worthy of love. The humor and warmth of this novel made me not want to put it down. Highly recommend.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

Chelsea.Poole Love Rufi Thorpe. Can‘t wait for this one. 3w
ErikasMindfulShelf @Chelsea.Poole Me too!! 3w
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Once I started it was hard to stop reading. Great mystery novel.

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Real Americans | Rachel Khong
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Really liked this book about family, choices and genetics. What makes us who we are?
Highly recommend.

LeeRHarry Genetics you say? 🤔 4w
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Beautiful writing about food and life.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

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Now I need to plan a trip to Prince Edward Island 😍

marleed Oh me too! And I‘m being called to read Anne of Green Gables! 1mo
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🎉8 years!!! 🎉

Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Litsyversary 🎊🎉🎊🎉 2mo
Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
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BookmarkTavern Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
julesG Happy Litsyversary!! 2mo
marleed Oh wow. Five years. I love this space! 2mo
dabbe HL! 💙🩵💙 2mo
BarbaraBB Wow! Congrats 🎉 2mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎊🥳📚 2mo
Gissy Congratulations!🥳📚🎉📚🎉 2mo
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The Rom-Commers: A Novel | Katherine Center
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Another great romance by Katherine Center. Really enjoyed that the main characters were writers. Sorrow, humor and joy mixed together in a perfect combination.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

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Memory Piece | Lisa Ko
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I loved The Leavers, but didn‘t care for this one.

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Greta and Valdin | Rebecca Reilly
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Funny and smart novel about two queer siblings and their interesting family. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-galley.

CarolynM ❤️ 4mo
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Today was a snow day for me so I could spend all day reading this magical story. If you loved The Wishing Game, this one will not disappoint. The author started with a fitting quote from C.S. Lewis. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” I am old enough. Loved it!
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-galley.

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4 stars until the ending. Way too long of a book for that kind of ending.

AmyG I actually put this one down…it was slow. Still need to pick it up. 4mo
squirrelbrain I hated the ending of this one - way too overwrought, preposterous and very suddenly…nothing. 4mo
Suet624 That ending annoyed me soooo much. 4mo
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ErikasMindfulShelf @AmyG It‘s taken me almost 4 weeks to get through. Very slow. 4mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @squirrelbrain @Suet624 I threw my kindle (on the couch) after reading the ending. So much time invested for that!! 4mo
Suet624 I know, right? I sputtered for quite some time and am still mad that I wasted time on it. 4mo
Missusb I read (most of) Skippy Dies. Also long and slow. But this ending interests me… 4mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @Missusb I‘ve had Skippy Dies on my shelf for a long time. Not sure I‘m going to read that one now. 4mo
Hooked_on_books The ending made me so mad! All that buildup for nothing! Such a cop out. 4mo
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Long After We Are Gone | Terah Shelton Harris
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Great book about four siblings and their fight to keep their ancestral land.
If you liked the author‘s first book One Summer in Savannah, this one will not disappoint.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

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Family Meal | Bryan Washington
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Great book!

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Iris Kelly Doesn't Date | Ashley Herring Blake
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Another great romance by Ashley Herring Blake.

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The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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I really enjoyed this book about friendship, love and growing up.

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The Future | Naomi Alderman
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Geat book that makes you think about our society and environment and the direction we are going in right now.
What can we do to improve our future?
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-galley.

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The Unsettled: A novel | Ayana Mathis
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I really liked this book and had to keep reading to find out what would happen to Ava and her son.

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The Trap | Catherine Ryan Howard
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This book hooked me from the start. What happened to all the women who have gone missing. This mystery is set in Ireland and the audio is fantastic!

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Put this on your tbr for March.

A great page turner about Lucy who can‘t remember the night her best friend was killed. Everyone seems to think she did it, but there was no proof. It‘s now 5 years later and a podcaster has taken an interest in the case.
I loved Lucy and her spunky grandmother. The podcast episodes between chapters added an extra layer. Highly recommend.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-galley.

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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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Had to read this before watching the show on Apple TV. It was great!!
Has anyone started the show?

Chelsea.Poole I started the show today but I haven‘t read the book. The show is compelling so far! 9mo
EKonrad Almost done with the book so I‘m starting the show soon! 😊 9mo
batsy I had some mixed feelings about the book though I liked it. I'm curious about the show! Certain scenes seem like they might be hard to pull off. 9mo
TieDyeDude I don't have Apple, but I remember enjoying this book quite a bit! 9mo
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The Grass Dancer | Susan Power
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This books follows members of the Sioux on a North Dakota reservation. It starts in the 1980s going back to the 1800s. It‘s a story about family, love and tradition.
I highly recommend it.

jlhammar Loved this book! Looking forward to her newest 9mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @jlhammar I put that one on my tbr. 9mo
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Evil Eye | Etaf Rum
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Wow! I‘ve been reading all day because I just couldn‘t stop until I finished this beautiful novel.
This was not an easy read as it‘s about a woman dealing with childhood trauma and depression and her way towards healing. Loved it!

Bklover Oh, I‘m glad this is a good one! 9mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @Bklover Definitely put it on your tbr. So good! 9mo
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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This has been on my shelf since 2014. I don‘t know what took me so long. It was great!!

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The House of Doors | Tan Twan Eng
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3.5 stars. A story about family, love and storytelling. The different timelines didn‘t work well in my opinion and I did not feel a connection to the characters.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

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Loved it!!

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Wow! What a beautiful story.

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Family Lore: A Novel | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I had a great time meeting Elizabeth Acevedo tonight. Can‘t wait to read her book!

Ruthiella Awesome! 🤩 10mo
Cinfhen Wow! Elizabeth Acevedo looks SO YOUNG!!! I bet she was awesome 😎 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence That‘s so cool!! 10mo
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Gissy So nice, lucky girl perfect photo👌📚❤️ 10mo
TieDyeDude Very cool! 💪 10mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 💖 10mo
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Ann Patchett did not disappoint. A beautiful story about family and choices.
My only complaint was that Libby didn‘t have a kindle version so I had to read on my iPad outside. Not a great experience. Lol.

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The Second Ending: A Novel | Michelle Hoffman
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This was a very entertaining novel that had me smiling. There are many coincidences and mishaps that drive the plot forward, but you have to take it for what it is and just enjoy the ride.
A heartwarming novel. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy

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Chrysalis | Anna Metcalfe
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I enjoyed learning about the main character through the eyes of three people around her who are watching her grow and change. The story pulled me in right away. Beautiful writing, however I was left a bit unsatisfied. Not sure I really understood the message.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

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One Summer in Savannah: A Novel | Terah Shelton Harris
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I loved this book about forgiveness. Some hard topics but well worth it. Flew through it. 5 ⭐️
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

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I absolutely loved this book about three generations of Vietnamese women and their complicated relationship, secrets and fierce love.

KT1432 I hate that books like these tend to get overlooked by BOTM readers. Not many people chose it but I have it in my box which hopefully gets delivered today. I love these types of stories! My favorite read so far this year was Independence which has similar family themes. 12mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @lele1432 I read Independence too and liked it. This one was even better. Agree that these kind of stories often are overlooked. 12mo
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Absolutely loved it. Perfect for book lovers. 5 stars.

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Birnam Wood | Eleanor Catton
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Mixed feelings. Started off really slow, but then it picked up. The ending was not what I expected.
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for the advance copy.

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Great novel. It had a mystery aspect that made you want to keep reading as well as focusing on family and autism/angelman syndrome. I learned a lot. Highly recommend. If you liked Miracle Creek you‘ll definitely like this one as well.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

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The Anomaly | Herv Le Tellier
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This was strange.

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This was a great book. A mystery that kept you turning the pages, but also so much more. About all the things women in this world have to endure.
I also loved her book The Great Belivers. What other book my Rebecca Makkai should I read?

Jess You really can‘t go wrong. She is fabulous. I loved 1y
jlhammar I thought so too! Glad you enjoyed it. I agree with @Jess - all her books are great, including her short story collection 1y
ErikasMindfulShelf @jlhammar Thanks! I definitely want to read more of her books. 1y
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Beautiful memoir. Highly recommend the audio.

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We Are the Light | Matthew Quick
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Absolutely loved this book. Heavy topic but handled beautifully.

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Signal Fires | Dani Shapiro
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This was such a great book. Sucked me in right away. Beautiful!

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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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Great read! Mystery and music. 💕

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Love Marriage | Monica Ali
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Spent the morning finishing this lovely book. 5 ⭐️

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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Since I was home sick part of this week, I decided to finally tackle this one. It was so good!!!!

tpixie Hope you are feeling better. I‘m glad you were able to spend some time reading! This was a good book! 1y
tpixie ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹 1y
AmyG Feel better. I love this one, too. 1y
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This was great. Dark humor, female friendship, while also commenting on the oppression and abuse that are present in society.

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The Half Moon: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I liked this even more than Ask Again, Yes.
It‘s about relationships and choices. Put it on your tbr for May!

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Independence | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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A great start to 2023.

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Maame | Jessica George
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Get ready for this wonderful novel out January 31.

Maddie has been living with her dad who has Parkinson‘s being his caretaker. Now her mom is moving back in and Maddie can move out and start living her life. This is a tender story about Maddie‘s path to self discovery. I absolutely loved it.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

marleed Sounds good! 1y
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Mad Honey | Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan
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A great novel with a suspenseful story line that at the same time made you think and learn.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.

BarkingMadRead I just got this in my once upon a book club box! 2y
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