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FelinesAndFelonies

Joined August 2020

I just want to read books & pet cats.
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More Than You'll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez
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The Echo Man by Sam Holland
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One of Us Is Dead by Jeneva Rose
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Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier
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A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara
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A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham
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Urban Tidepool by Nancy Mullen
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Blood Sugar | Sascha Rothchild
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This is my favorite thriller this year. Ruby is a serial killer with a conscience. She only kills people who deserve it. Which is why she couldn't have murdered her husband. But his death is the one that could bring her down. This one sucked me in from the start & I couldn't put it down. This might be one of the only novels that had me rooting for the killer. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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Where has Annie Hartnett been all of my life? I am so in love with this book. I am not usually a fan of books that have fantasy elements but this one incorporated the spectral elements so well that they became "real" characters in the story. They were the voice of the neighborhood which was its own character. She also tied in real places and historical figures into a modern setting in a way that was convincing and beautiful. 4.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐?

Augustdana I‘ve got this on hold from the library RIGHT NOW 1d
FelinesAndFelonies @Augustdana it's such a great book. It's quirky and emotional and all around loveable. 9h
FelinesAndFelonies It reminds me of Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances. 9h
Ang203l Probably my favorite book of the year. How she wove it all together was magical! 5h
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More Than You'll Ever Know | Katie Gutierrez
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Rainy day!! Perfect for starting this #arc. It sounds really interesting! ?? Debut novel from Katie Gutierrez. "An evocative drama about a woman who's caught leading a double life after one husband murders the other, & the true-crime writer who becomes obsessed with telling her story." #fiction

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Win Me Something | Kyle Lucia Wu
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I was really surprised by how much I liked this novel. The writing is beautiful & very well-done. I actually couldn't believe this was a debut. I found Willa to be sympathetic & relatable. Her struggles with identity, self-image, relationships, & confidence felt realistic. I really liked this one! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Megabooks I enjoyed this too! 6d
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The Last Party | Cassidy Lucas
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This book was pretty terrible. I didn't think a single character was likable. The plot was goofy. The authors tried to weave in too many hot-button topics. It also touches on the pandemic in a way that I am not interested in reading about at this point. It was just a silly mess overrun by unlikely conflicts. ⭐⭐

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French Braid | Anne Tyler
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I was really looking forward to this book. While I liked the story, I didn't love it the way I thought I would. It tells the story of normal family dysfunction. The reader is taken back to a single family vacation that changes the course & relationships within a family for generations. ⭐⭐⭐💫
This wasn't remarkable to me. Beautiful but forgettable. Soft pick.

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Last Call at the Nightingale | Katharine Schellman
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I finished it! The first 100 pages were a struggle for me. It took me WAY too long to get through them. Once I got past them, I was immersed in the story. Told from the perspective of Vivian, a poor, Irish orphan, Schellman does a fantastic job setting the 1920's speakeasy scene. The cast of characters is diverse & I thought the mystery was well-executed. In the end, it was a pick. Because of the slow start I give this book ⭐⭐⭐💫

FelinesAndFelonies @Amie if you're interested in the ARC give me a shout. I would love to pass it on! 2w
Amie @FelinesAndFelonies I'll just get the ebook from the library when it comes out, but thanks for thinking of me! I'm glad to hear that it's good! 2w
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The Echo Man | Sam Holland
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Seriously, I cannot wait to get into this novel!! Nietzsche quotes on the first page?! I'm here for it!

Sparklemn Great quote! 2w
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Mayday | Olivia Dade
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Here's my May #bookspin #bookspinbingo

🌷All of the spines look so flowery & lovely & I seriously cannot wait!🌷
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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I'm reading one now & I am on the struggle bus 🚌 with it. Ugh. I try to review all ARCs that I receive but I don't have a whole lot of positive feedback for this one.

Do you review ARCs that you don't enjoy?

5feet.of.fury I would, maybe not as harshly, but even an honest negative review can help a book find its target audience. 3w
TracyReadsBooks Yes, if I can find something positive to say or think it‘s more of a “me and not the book” issue. If, however, I absolutely hate the book I won‘t review it unless there is something particularly problematic I think other readers need to be aware of. Sometimes it‘s a really difficult decision. 3w
Lucy_Anywhere I agree with @TracyReadsBooks - if it‘s a “me not the book” issue then I‘ll review it, point out the positives and say why it didn‘t work for me and who may like it instead. If it‘s just objectively poor, I don‘t review it 3w
Twainy I‘ve been lucky. I choose books I investigate and think I‘ll like. Everything I‘ve read has been 4.5 - 5 ⭐️ reads. If I was just given one without asking I‘d PANIC. 3w
FelinesAndFelonies @5feet.of.fury @TracyReadsBooks @Lucy_Anywhere it is definitely a case of "it's not the book it's me". I think it is probably a good book but it's just so slow & I'm bored to tears. @Twainy ugh. This one sounded like it was one I should be loving. Favorite time period.✅ Mystery/whodunnit.✅ Diverse characters.✅ I just can't seem to get into it but I want it to be over. ? 3w
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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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Rainy day read. I won this finished copy in a Goodreads giveaway!
Living my best life. #catsoflisty #catsy #littenskittens

Soubhiville Aw kitties 🐱 💜 3w
jlhammar I started this on audio. Really enjoying it so far. 3w
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The Younger Wife | Sally Hepworth
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This is a tough one for me. I really like Sally Hepworth & I enjoyed this novel... Until I got to the end. The ending had me wanting to throw the book. Otherwise, classic Hepworth with well-developed, relatable characters & engrossing family drama. I enjoy the suspense & humor she brings to her books. ⭐⭐⭐💫 Stars because the ending was so upsetting.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 📷🖤 I‘ve thrown a couple of books lately!! 🤪 3w
FelinesAndFelonies @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you. I felt like this one set women back decades at the end. 😭😡 3w
Mpcacher I agree with you about the ending. Otherwise a great read. 3w
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The Wall: A Novel | John Lanchester
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If you're a fan of Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, I would recommend this less well-known dystopian cli-fi story about a society who has built a giant wall around its border. The only purpose is to keep out the Others. Each member of the society must serve time defending the Wall. It's a fairly short novel but has a lot to say about climate change, survival, & social divisions. ⭐⭐⭐💫

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Anthem | Noah Hawley
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This was a great book until the end. There was so much reflection of contemporary society & a dark, hopeless, bleak future expressed as an epidemic of teenage suicides. I really enjoyed the descriptions of the two main characters. The fantasy elements at the end knocked the book down a little for me because they felt out of place. I would still suggest that anyone interested read it. ⭐⭐⭐💫

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Hello, Transcriber: A Novel | Hannah Morrissey
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This book is between a so-so & a pan for me. I think I might just be a needy reader. There wasn't a lot of character development. Hazel is a married police transcriber who falls in love with one of the detectives whose reports she types up. The book takes place over approximately a month & she is madly in love with Investigator Kole before three weeks are complete. The writing is beautiful & I loved the syntax but the story didn't work for me. ⭐⭐⭐

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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I'm not usually a fan of YA books. I usually find them too focused on unhealthy relationships. This was my first Ruta Sepetys novel & I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the short chapters which were perfect for my short attention span. Also, I knew nothing about the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. It was informative & the characters were captivating. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

CoverToCoverGirl I really enjoyed this one too. I‘m not a fan of YA novels and I too was very happily surprised. I knew nothing of this horrific marine disaster. 4w
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The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
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You all were correct! This book was fantastic! Once I got through the beginning & found a rhythm, I flew through this book. I don't think I've ever annotated with this level of intensity. It helped me immensely. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

jlhammar Yay! Glad you ended up enjoying it! 4w
FelinesAndFelonies @jlhammar me too! Definitely a lot of fun! 4w
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Blood Sugar | Sascha Rothchild
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Ahhh!! It's finally here!! I'm so excited! I've had rotten luck with thrillers lately. Please let this be amazing! 🤩🤞🏽

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Caul Baby: A Novel | Morgan Jerkins
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I'm not usually a fan of magical realism type books. But I really enjoyed & appreciated this one. A masterful job of imbedding the magical elements into the story without taking away from characters or their struggles. A woman who wants to become a mother desperately crosses paths with a powerful & wealthy family known for their magical cauls which are rumored to have protective qualities. A story of family, tradition, & community. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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This was pretty disappointing for me. I couldn't connect with any of the characters. I also didn't think that the author did a good job of handling some of the issues that she tied into the book. The situations & relationships were too unbelievable. This was a ⭐⭐⭐ read for me. But it was my #doublebookspin square 18! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I quite like the cover, though! 1mo
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The Long Weekend | Gilly Macmillan
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If I could pick a book to represent the "meh" sentiment, it would be this one. I had high hopes for it but in the end I was underwhelmed. I didn't feel any connection to the characters or the story line. It isn't the worst thriller that I have ever read but I don't think it will be particularly memorable. ⭐⭐⭐

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The Safe Place | Anna Downes
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This was different. I liked the tense relationships between all of the characters. I kind of guessed the twist about 2/3rds of the way in. I'm on the fence about the mentally ill/crazy woman characterization. I just don't like mental illness as a plot line. I thought the story was interesting though & it was an easy read. I pre-ordered her upcoming release. Minus my personal issue with the mental illness angle ⭐⭐⭐💫 Stars.

tokorowilliamwallace What are the candle scent notes? 1mo
FelinesAndFelonies @tokorowilliamwallace top notes are lemon and orange zest, middle notes are lemongrass, and the base notes are verbena and citrus. It has a very summery fresh scent. 1mo
tokorowilliamwallace @FelinesAndFelonies, lemongrass and verbena would work together! But I don't see how it relates to the theme of the candle. *shrugs* 1mo
FelinesAndFelonies @tokorowilliamwallace lol maybe they are thinking lemon scented furniture polish for bookshelves? Idk. 😆 1mo
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The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
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I need some help from anyone who has read The Appeal by Janice Hallett. I started it & got about 40 pages in & realized I still didn't understand anything going on. I can't keep the characters & their relationships straight.

I want to read it. Everyone who has finished it has said amazing things & I have serious FOMO.

For anyone who has read it, how did you keep it all sorted? Any tips, tricks, or advice are appreciated!

charl08 Have you got to the bit with the lawyers? That was where it started to fall into place for me (at least, in terms of what she was trying to do with the book). 1mo
RaeLovesToRead I loved The Appeal. I think I did do a certain amount of flicking about back and forth at the beginning while I established who everyone was - the personalities become clearer as it goes on and it does do a certain amount of summarising. 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Also, great picture! 1mo
jlhammar Yeah, I think it is best to just go with it, things should become clearer as you progress. Also, pages 15-16 in my edition has a list of The Fairway Players with their ages and relationships to each other that is very helpful to refer back to as needed. Fun book! 1mo
FelinesAndFelonies @jlhammar mine does too, I guess I'm just not used to needing to refer to a diagram repeatedly while reading. @charl08 I don't think I got that far in yet. They've only shown up 3 times so far, I think. @RaeLovesToRead I am glad to know it gets clearer. It felt like a family ecomap homework assignment so I had to regroup. Time to break out the annotation tabs! 1mo
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This is an AMAZING book. I really enjoyed that the author chose to tell the book from KB's perspective. The innocent perspective of a child tackling hard issues about addiction, generational trauma, mental health, sexuality, & racism made the book digestible & gave it a quiet power. The writing consumed me. I definitely cried. The characters are so well written and sympathetic. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It was beautiful & broke my heart.

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The Love of My Life | Rosie Walsh
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When I closed this one, I had to flip to see if it was considered a thriller. This has to be one of my favorite BOTM picks ever. It was SO good! The pacing was perfect & the tension had my heart pounding! Emma is happily married & living an ordinary life with the love of her life, Leo, & their daughter, Ruby. But Emma has secrets- their entire life is based on a lie. A seemingly unrelated event threatens to break her past wide open. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amiable Gorgeous photo! 1mo
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This is a lighthearted fake dating romance. I actually liked it more in the beginning than in the end. The story was hopeful & cute. I had issues with the characters. The two male MCs could have been the same person. Nothing made them unique. All of the characters had an unusual level of self-awareness & could easily identify motivations that usually take years of counseling to unearth. ⭐⭐⭐

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Unmasked: Memoir | PAUL. HOLES
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If you liked Michelle McNamara's l'll Be Gone in the Dark then you will like Unmasked by Paul Holes. The book explores the way that he blended science with his knowledge of human behavior and relationships with law enforcement to solve cold cases. It's a true crime novel for true crime fans. Engaging and a quick read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

EvieBee Nice! I‘ve been looking forward to this one. 2mo
FelinesAndFelonies @EvieBee I love true crime so I devoured it. 2mo
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This is an #arc I received from a Goodreads giveaway. I had high hopes but ultimately it wasn't for me. There were stylistic choices that I felt were distracting, such as not using quotation marks. Also, detailed descriptions of opera tryouts & I felt my lack of familiarity with operas was a disadvantage. It's a modern, coming-of-age book about a young woman trying to balance the demands of her career while engaged with a wealthy older man. ⭐⭐⭐

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April Showers | George Shannon
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Put my #bookspin #doublebookspin #bookspinbingo list together for April. I chose books with blue or gray spines to match the April Showers theme.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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When a woman is identified from remains found at the site of the Twin Towers twenty years later, TV journalist ,Avery Mason, smells a winning story. As Avery begins to dig into the story she discovers that Victoria Ford was wanted for the murder of author Cameron Young. Some crazy twists & short chapters made it a quick read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Insomnia & currently reading. If you like Loreth Anne White's The Patient's Secret, then you'll love this one. It has had me sucked in since chapter one!

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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This is my third St. James novel but I don't think it's my favorite. I felt like the supernatural, creepy vibe wasn't as strong with this one, which was a bummer because she usually blends it all together so well. Still an entertaining read. Still a pick. Just not my favorite. ⭐⭐⭐💫

Trashcanman Hugs 2mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Trashcanman glad to see you again!! I hope all is well.💙 2mo
Trashcanman @FelinesAndFelonies it's nice to see you too, things are the same but that's life. Hope you are doing well 🙂 2mo
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perfectsinner On my want to reads list 2mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Love the picture. 2mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Vivlio_Gnosi thank you! @perfectsinner have you read her others? Of her three best known books, I liked this one least. I am interested to hear what you think of it, especially if you have read her previous books 2mo
perfectsinner @FelinesAndFelonies yes, I've read The Broken Girls (my first) & Sundown Motel 2mo
FelinesAndFelonies @perfectsinner I loved Sundown & Broken Girls. This one didn't feel like the paranormal element was as developed. 2mo
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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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I really enjoy Sally Hepworth novels. Even though they're marketed as thrillers, I find them to be more suspenseful contemporary fiction. Hepworth always delves into complicated relationships & has a way of making the characters relatable without losing momentum. This book focuses on the relationship between Lucy & her MIL Diana. It shows the way intentions can be misconstrued & break a family. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ @TheAromaofBooks this is my #bookspin square 19.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I have this one stacked... I'll get to it one of these days!! 2mo
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Just scrolling through Waterstones' website minding my own business when this book caught my eye. It sounds so good. I love truth-is-stranger-than-fiction type books.

Check below for synopsis!!🔽

FelinesAndFelonies "A psychiatrist working in an outdated British mental hospital, established the Premonitions Bureau to investigate predictions. He would find a network of hundreds of correspondents... Among them were two unnervingly gifted "percipients". Together, the pair predicted plane crashes, assassinations & international incidents, with uncanny accuracy. Then, they informed Barker of their most disturbing premonition: that he was about to die." 2mo
Bklover Oooh!!!!👍 2mo
Karons1 Iv just done exactly the same thing 😆 2w
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Short stories are not my thing. But I guess a book of essays totally is! I really enjoyed this compilation by John Green. The essays were insightful, thought-provoking, & timely. I could feel his writing. I'm glad I picked it up in spite of my aversion to short story collections. ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 I 100% recommend this one to anyone that feels like they're flailing through the present.

BennettBookworm AGREED OMG this book is genius!!! I‘m reading through it slowly with a friend, but if not for that I wouldn‘t be able to put it down ❤️ 2mo
Sparklemn @felinesandfelonies Same. I also have an aversion to short story collections but was delighted to find I enjoy essays. I'm going to read more in the future. 😊 2mo
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This Might Hurt | Stephanie Wrobel
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This book was not what I thought it would be. There are multiple storylines that by the end become braided together. I enjoyed it because it was something different in the thriller genre. I can't recall reading anything like it before. The relationship that is given the most attention is that of sisters Kit & Natalie & how the relationship has strained under the weight of history & secrets. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cats weren't cooperating. #catsoflitsy #catsy

Leftcoastzen Yet they are totally adorable!😂😻😻 2mo
jeannasser This sounds like something I would love! Btw your cats seem to really like the book too 😂 2mo
Bette Totally agree with your review. It was not was I expected either and I appreciated that it didn‘t just follow the same path as other thrillers. ❤️🐱 2mo
ShelleyBooksie What a beautiful photo 2mo
5feet.of.fury This is a great photo! Intrigued about the book. 2mo
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Anthem | Noah Hawley
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This book is blowing my mind. It's wow!! I don't know if I have ever tagged so many pages before. 🤯🤯🤯

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Ugh. This one isn't even good enough to justify taking a picture of. It was misogynistic & gross. I can't understand the high marks on Goodreads. Ellie has potential to be a great protagonist but the description of every person as "hot" & the sexual urges that take focus off the mystery were yucky. This felt like smut & that's not really my jam. ⭐⭐ Wish I would have DNF'd.

Leftcoastzen Sounds awful! 2mo
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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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This is my third Jennifer Hillier book & I cannot get enough. Her thrillers are dark, twisty, & unputdownable. Geo is a corporate executive living the life most people only dream of when her past comes back to haunt her. The disappearance of her best friend Angela 14 years earlier threatens to upend her world again. When new bodies begin to turn up, Geo must decide if she will keep her secrets buried in the past. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Aims42 Awesome pic!! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Love the pic 2mo
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Carry the Dog | Stephanie Gangi
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I am surprised that this book hasn't gotten more attention. Although it deals with tough topics about childhood exploitation, suicide, & strained relationships there is something really hopeful about the book. The writing is beautiful & the main character Bea, gives me Evelyn Hugo vibes. I really enjoyed this book & the way the author deals with discussing the lasting impact of childhood abuse. ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Megabooks Great review! 2mo
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Last Call at the Nightingale | Katharine Schellman
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Has anyone heard of this one? It's a Goodreads giveaway win but I don't know much about it!

janeycanuck No but love the cover! 2mo
Amie It's on my list to read when it comes out. I read the first book in another series by this author and liked it. 2mo
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FelinesAndFelonies @Amie is this part of a series? If so, I'm going to have to go get the first one! The Body in the Garden sounds good. 2mo
Amie @FelinesAndFelonies Last Call is the 1st in a new series 2mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Amie thank you for clearing that up! I'll send you my copy when I'm done if you want it! 2mo
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Wow! This is the best book that I have read in a long time. It's beautiful & tragic. It tells the story of a serial killer, Ansel. Unlike most novels, it is told through not only Ansel's perspective but also 3 of the women with whom his life has intersected. His mother, Lavender, Hazel, his sister-in-law, & Saffy, the investigator who brings his murderous spree to an end. This novel is brilliant & I will be thinking of it for a long time. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ShelleyBooksie Stacked. This sounds good 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good ! Stacked 2mo
FelinesAndFelonies @ShelleyBooksie & @Cathythoughts I will be so excited to see what you think. I think it's a great book to stimulate discussions about several topics. 2mo
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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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I really loved Every Last Fear. And this was one of my most anticipated books of the year. It's definitely a pick but not nearly as good as Every Last Fear, IMO. The 8 months pregnant FBI agent kind of ruined the story for me. I'm not sure why other than she felt unnecessary & out of place. It is fast paced & twisty but I didn't enjoy it as much as his previous novel. Maybe my expectations were too high? ⭐⭐⭐💫

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Unmasked: Memoir | PAUL. HOLES
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Surprise ARC in the mail today from Celadon Books. Pretty excited to start this one.

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I love dark academia & this book is the metric of the genre. All of the characters were mostly unlikeable. They fall into the spoiled rich kids trope. They're entitled & elite in their own way. The group of six studies Greek classics under the guidance of an eccentric professor at the exclusive Hampden University. When the group finds themselves suspects in a murder investigation they close ranks & not everyone will make it out alive. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Leftcoastzen I love this book & your beautiful photo! 3mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Leftcoastzen definitely one of my favorite books! And thank you!! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly That mug!!! 😂 2mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Clare-Dragonfly I thought it was pretty fantastic. 🤣 2mo
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February | June Makle
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My February #bookspin #doublebookspin #bookspinbingo card. I didn't get to Caste but I did get 5 #botmbacklog books completed. I'm hoping to read a couple of backlogged ARCs today and looking forward to March!
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
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Ski Weekend: A Novel | Rektok Ross
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This is a YA Survival Thriller. I don't typically read YA novels so this was kind of new to me. This is a firm ⭐⭐⭐ book. It was an easy read & pretty straightforward.Teens are going on senior ski trip. The road is blocked. They take a short cut & wind up stranded. It's described as "The Breakfast Club meets Five Total Strangers" which is pretty accurate. It took an unnecessary religious bend which is a turnoff for me.

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This book is exactly what I think of when I say a mindless read. It wasn't memorable. It didn't require any real effort or thinking. The characters are created from & reinforced by stereotypes. A quick, forgettable book that can be read in one sitting. ⭐⭐💫

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#doublebookspin #bookspinbingo Square 10. I don't think short story collections are for me. I'm never quite sure how to rate or review them. Though there are a couple of stories in this collection that I really liked (including the title story) most were just okay. This is three star ⭐⭐⭐ read for me. I wouldn't discourage anyone from reading it, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone either.

rmaclean4 I have a hard time remembering short story collections over time. They fade so quickly from my memory. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Short stories don't usually work for me. It feels like just as I'm getting interested, they're already over! 3mo
FelinesAndFelonies @TheAromaofBooks yes!!! I think that's part of it. I love developed characters and obviously you don't get that with a short story. ☹️ 3mo
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A Fire in the Night: A Novel | Christopher Swann
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This book totally gave me Lee Child/Jack Reacher feels. It is fast paced & has all of the expected elements for an action thriller. Government agents, double agents, a jaded ex-CIA informant, corruption, ties to terrorist organizations. I read this one quickly & enjoyed the pace. ⭐⭐⭐💫

ShelleyBooksie Stacked- thanks for the review. 3mo
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