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FeastOfFiction

Joined January 2018

Wife&Mom, Christ follower, HS English teacher, avid reader, Hufflepuff
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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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2019 Book 59: Great YA mystery! I have to say the very last line got me. Didn‘t see that coming, and I love when authors finish a book with a mic drop! I‘ll be recommending this to my students for sure! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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2019 TOP 6 READS
59 books total

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Eleanor and Kya!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
MellieAntoinette Beautiful collage. Totally agree though im still working on !! 1mo
Jensol77 I read 2,3 & 5. 3w
Jensol77 Fountains of Silence was amazing 3w
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We'll Fly Away | Bryan Bliss
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2019 Book 58: One word to describe this book: heartbreaking. Luke and Toby both lead pitiful lives because of their parents. Bad things happen and you might cry. I wanted to be able to help them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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We'll Fly Away | Bryan Bliss
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Really not a happy holiday read, although it is intriguing. I‘m curious to see where this one goes, and I‘m afraid it‘s going to hurt.

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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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2019 Book 57: There are some books that make me feel so white and sheltered. This was one. I‘m thankful I don‘t have to deal with gangs and shootings and violence like that in the book. A very quick read and effective through the use of poetry to tell a 60 second story. Jason Reynolds is becoming one of my favorites. I could totally teach this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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After Anna | Alex Lake
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2019 Book 56: Amazon reviews weren‘t great for this book, but I loved it! A chilling domestic mystery involving a kidnapping—what‘s not to love? I thought the author did a great job of building suspense and using the second person POV for the kidnapper‘s chapters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Dear Edward: A Novel | Ann Napolitano
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2019 Book 55: This book was sooooo good!! Edward is 12 when he is the sole survivor of a plane crash. He loses his entire family and has to live with his aunt and uncle. He finds a way to live with the hand he‘s been given and finds his purpose in doing good to others. I highly recommend this one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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2019 Book 54: So I may have skimmed some of this book because it just didn‘t grab my attention. I found it a little boring, although I respect Maya Angelou and the impact she made on behalf of the African American community. I‘ll stick to her poetry. ⭐️⭐️

LapReader I love her but not the book. 2mo
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2019 Book 53: WOW. This is by far Ruta Sepetys‘s best work. Fantastic story of the Spanish Civil War, but also a story of the injustices of that time. Although the research that went into this book is nothing less than extensive, the author was able to craft a touching story of romantic and familial love. I highly recommend reading this! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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2019 Book 52: Young adult story (with a touch of magical realism) of love and finding out what you really want. I thought some of the dialogue was a little cheesy, but I liked the premise. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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2019 Book 51: What a story! This was the first book I‘ve read by Taylor Jenkins Reid, but it won‘t be my last. She is a phenomenal storyteller. Although the subject matter isn‘t usually something I‘m drawn to (LGBTQ), I have to say I did enjoy this story. A little spicy in places but just a really great story, plus the added bonus of a twist at the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

FeastOfFiction @WanderingBookaneer I have it but haven‘t read it. It‘s on my list. 2mo
jillrhudy @WanderingBookaneer I second this! Both are great and I'm going to read every Taylor Jenkins Reid from now on. 2mo
WanderingBookaneer @jillrhudy : I had read 2 of her books before Daisy Jones came out, but after meeting TJR and hearing her inspiration for her earlier work, I read the rest this year. You will definitely be able to chart her growth. 2mo
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Shanghai Girls | Lisa See
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2019 Book 50: After a terrible incident while fleeing from their home, Chinese sisters Pearl and May make their way to America. They don‘t have a happily ever after in the land of the free though; they face poverty, discrimination, and fear in a foreign country that doesn‘t want them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
I enjoyed this story of a country I know very little about, although there is one difficult to read scene involving evil Japanese soldiers.

Birdsong28 This is the sequel to Shangai Girls 📚📖 2mo
FeastOfFiction @Birdsong28 Is it good? 2mo
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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2019 Book 49: I had a hard time getting into this book, but once they were on board the ship it was hard to put it down. Historical fiction is probably one of my favorite genres, so this book held me. The climax of the story is one of the most intense endings I‘ve ever read. I found myself holding my breath. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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2019 Book 48: Although this book started out a little strange—“My mother‘s a prostitute”—it did pique my interest and ended up being a pretty good story, considering the main setting is a brothel. I was proud of the main character in the decisions she made with the horrible mother she had been given. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

DrexEdit I'm definitely a sucker for a good opening line. That one would definitely grab my attention! 😊 3mo
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One Tuesday Morning | Karen Kingsbury
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2019 Book 47: When a book makes me cry, I know the author has done a good job of creating characters. This one made me cry a couple of times. Truly heartbreaking story of the September 11 attacks. I cant imagine losing a spouse because of an act of hatred. Very well written book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Sounds like a good one! 3mo
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White Bird | R J Palacio
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2019 Book 46: This book is nothing but anti-Trump propaganda. What started out as a lovely and touching story ended with a comparison of President Trump to Hitler. That just does not jive with me. I‘ve tweeted the author my disappointment. You may not be a Trump fan, but you can‘t compare him to Hitler. That‘s unacceptable. 👎🏼

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The Last Mrs. Parrish | Liv Constantine
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2019 Book 45: Holy Cow! Psychological thriller at its finest! I could not put this book down. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheRomantiCate Yes!! It‘s a really really good one!! 3mo
Reagan I really liked this one. The tagged book is really fun as well. 3mo
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Someone Knows | Lisa Scottoline
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2019 Book 44: Great thriller!! Couldn‘t get through this fast enough to find out what happens only to discover a twist at the end! Will be reading Lisa Scottoline again! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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2019 Book 43: A definite recommend! I didn‘t know much, if anything, about Boris Pasternak or Dr. Zhivago before reading this. A truly captivating story set from several different people‘s point of view. I still had a few questions when the book was over, but still give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Not That I Could Tell | Jessica Strawser
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2019 book 42: Whew!! A whirlwind of a book! I haven‘t read a mystery like this in awhile-one where every last detail is accounted for at the end. A truly great read! Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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2019 Book 41: Final Girls kept me guessing when I thought I had it figured out. I‘ll admit that I guessed everyone but the actual murderer. 😂 Really great and chilling mystery! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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2019 Book 40: Such a great October creepy mystery! I think this is my favorite Ruth Ware book. Love a book that makes me keep reading just so I can find out the mystery. This one did not disappoint. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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Started book 40 for the year last night.
🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂
Also.. how cute is my blanket?!?! ☕️

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When the Men Were Gone: A Novel | Marjorie Herrera Lewis
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2019 Book 39: a story (based on a real woman) about the 1944 Brownwood, TX high school football team. Tylene was the assistant principal and, to protect her seniors from going to war early, decided to coach the team herself when she couldn‘t find a man to do the job. Her story is an inspiration and shows how far we‘ve come as a society. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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2019 Book 38: This is such an intriguing book. I love stories from different cultures that I know very little about. Shirin is a Muslim girl who wears a hijab to school. Set in 2002, after 9/11 attacks, she is terrible and violently discriminated against especially when she starts dating the school‘s basketball star. A true love story of overcoming obstacles and people who are blind to race. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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2019 Book 37: I read this graphic novel in a few hours. Solid story of a kid whose circumstances were not good growing up. Addiction and rejection are the prevalent themes through the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Omg, that page after Disneyland made me cry so hard. He had no idea. (edited) 4mo
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2019 Book 36: very interesting story of Malala. I git a little bogged down with all the political aspects of Pakistan. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That's Not What Happened | Kody Keplinger
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2019 Book 35: I was not expecting this YA book to have the depth of character and psychological trauma that it had, but wow. The author seems to have an inside to what it‘s like living through a school shooting. The way she made each character have their own separate struggles was beautifully written. I honestly think this might be one of the best YA books I‘ve read in a while. I‘m really impressed with how dynamic each character was. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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2019 Book 34: I love mysteries; mysteries that keep me from putting the book down. This one was not that. I felt underwhelmed and a little bored by this one. ⭐️⭐️

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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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Now that school has started back, I can finally read again.

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Opposite of Always | Justin Reynolds
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2019 Book 33: This YA remaking of the movie Groundhog Day is earning ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 from me. The level of cheesy lines from these teenagers was OFF the charts. Like almost gag-me-with-a-spoon cheesy. I did like the storyline‘s recurring events and second chances. Definitely a romance that my female students will enjoy more than my boys. A little surprised the author is a man. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Opposite of Always | Justin Reynolds
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I got this free for my birthday month from #bookofthemonth. It‘s pretty good so far although I think my students may be a little intimidated by its length.

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My Life as a Book | Janet Tashjian
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Daughter found a comfy place to read.

Ericalambbrown Adorable! 🥰📚 6mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Nawww, how cute! 6mo
Lady_Tigana_20 Love it! My son uses mine as a boat. Maybe once he‘s older, he‘ll transition it to a reading nook, too. 6mo
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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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2019 Book 32: A few unanswered questions remain after reading this one. It was definitely gruesome in places as a disease called the Tox overcomes an island of girls at school. I‘m always annoyed when teenage characters figure things out that doctors couldn‘t figure out through the whole book. I will recommend this book to my students though, because they‘ll like the gruesome parts. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Clare-Dragonfly I loved this book but there was absolutely nothing realistic about the medical aspects! 6mo
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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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This sounded like a great YA book that will go in my classroom library.

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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2019 Book 31: I saw a lot of hype on this before before I read it, but I don‘t really understand it. It seemed a little anti-climactic to me. The climax was really more at the beginning than the end, which is maybe formulaic, but that works for me. Family drama, tragedy, mental health issues, and addiction were all part of this novel. Sometimes I just don‘t get the point of some books. I guess this is one of those. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Purrfectpages Yes! I thought it was overrated too! 6mo
limada This is one of the books The Tonight Show is considering for a Summer Read and every time Jimmy Fallon talks about it I yawn. I don't know why, but it is absolutely the least interesting of the offerings to me. 6mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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You can‘t tell but there are ocean waves and palm trees in the background... #maui

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2019 Book 30: If you need a good cry, here‘s your book. Beautiful story of God‘s amazing providence. God works in ways we don‘t always understand. Especially when it‘s a tough thing we have to go through. But He is always good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Amen 💕 7mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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2019 Book 29: I love a good psychological thriller, and this one was great! I read their second book before I read this one, and I have to say they are masters at their craft. The opposing viewpoints (the creepiest one written in second person) made this story chilling. Highly recommend!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Drinking a raspberry latte and reading this morning while I wait on my daughter to take her drivers test. #five80coffeehouse

Reviewsbylola Sounds yummy! 7mo
Crazeedi Good luck to your daughter!! 7mo
FeastOfFiction @Crazeedi She passed! 7mo
Crazeedi @FeastOfFiction congrats! Now mama gets to worry!!😉❤️ 7mo
rather_be_reading yum a raspberry latte! 5mo
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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Forgot to post my June reading wrap up. 6 books read... not bad. My favorites were A Thousand Splendid Suns, Crazy Rich Asians, and Something in the Water.

britt_brooke Nice month! 7mo
Frecks-Booklover4life There‘s some good reads in there! Nice picks ! 7mo
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Three books I‘ve wanted to read but never bought. Luckily for me Barnes and Noble was having a $4 paperback and $5 hardback sale.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Started this one today after not enjoying Just Mercy. Maybe I can read that one later.

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I have a feeling I may be using excerpts from this while teaching To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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2019 Book 28: I stayed up waaaaaaay too late trying to finish this last night. 3 am. I never do that, but just could not stop reading. Very interesting story with cool settings like Bora Bora and London. I really enjoyed the twist ending although I did guess that might be the case. Still a great read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jeannineth I loved this one and still think about it from time to time. 7mo
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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Doing some swim-reading today with an appropriately titled book. 🏖📖🌞

Ericalambbrown That looks glorious! 😍 7mo
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A Miracle's Path | Aaron Millar
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2019 Book 27: I can‘t say I was as enamored by this book as the bookstagram community made me think I‘d be. It was good. Lots of twists, but it just didn‘t pull me in like I thought it would. Overall a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 read for me.

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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2019 Book 26: This entertained me to say the least. It was a little cheesy, but a good story overall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

annahenke Loves the movie as well! 7mo
FeastOfFiction @annahenke I havent watched it yet! That‘s on my list. 7mo
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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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Driving three hours today. Books > music

Megabooks For sure! 7mo
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I went to the first annual Strawberry Full Moon Book Swap tonight at Watermark Books in Wichita. I chose Less. They also gave each of us a wrapped ARC. I scored with The Guest Book! I think I‘m more excited about that one than the one I chose!

mdm139 I am so jealous. Watermark is my favorite indie book store. I went to a book club every week there when I lived in Wichita. 7mo
FeastOfFiction @mdm139 I don‘t live here, but if I did, I‘d be at a book club every week! My daughter lives here so I go every time I visit her. It‘s truly the best bookstore. 7mo
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