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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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Mehso-so

It took me 6 chapters to get into it, but then I finished it in a day. It was interesting to get insight into the Lizzie Borden story

Megabooks Don‘t eat the mutton stew!! 🤢 5d
Gdsjenny Lol! 4d
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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
Mehso-so

It just wasn‘t my type of thing. Though I do love his Iron Druid Chronicles.

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I started the book hating Natalie Hargrove. She didn‘t exactly redeem herself, but by the end I understood her.

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Hotel for the Lost | Suzanne Young
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This was a pretty good YA horror story.

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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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I‘m not normally one for romances or Jane Austen, but Kowal had me glued to my seat.

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The Fold: A Novel | Peter Clines
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Another Cline. My 3rd. It is somewhat predictable after reading 2. It‘s cool he has a theme though.

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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Nice story. Made me want to read Jane Eyre.

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
Mehso-so

I finished it today, but it wasn‘t my thing. I found myself just reading to find out who Miranda‘s father was.

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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I‘m having trouble getting into this book. It‘s a selection from my book club, so I‘ll keep trying. For a couple more chapters.

AmyG It‘s certainly an odd story. 7mo
Gdsjenny Did you finish it? 7mo
JacqMac It‘s kinda weird, but I ended up really liking it. 7mo
IamIamIam I'm jealous that you're reading it for book club! I love this book but I know I could never get anyone else to read it!! Lol 5mo
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The Hit | David Baldacci
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Another Will Robie story. Chapter 1 had me with a twist. I didn‘t stop reading after that.

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The Innocent | David Baldacci
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I liked this one. I heard him talk about writing it, so I had to read it.

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Zero Day | David Baldacci
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Mehso-so

More Baldacci! I‘m a fan if his writing and drove through this book even though the military angle isn‘t one I usually go for.

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Memory Man | David Baldacci
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I took a class from Baldacci and enjoyed it, so I picked up this book. It was worth it. I love Amos Decker‘s skill/curse with memory.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I enjoyed this. I didn‘t think I would get wrapped up in the love story, but I totally did.

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The Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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Ruth Ware does a good job of layering her story. You keep reading to find the next layer and get a little more info about what really happened.

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I loved this book. I read it in 1 day and I never saw the ending coming. Books that can surprise me are the best!

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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My audiobook was unabridged. I finished “book 1” and got bored. I bailed.

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Allegiant | Veronica Roth
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Mehso-so

The first book was by far my favorite. I am not opposed to realistic endings, and the characters stayed true to themselves and she looked after the emotional health of them, but it wasn‘t a favorite. I also got confused several times because this one bounced between narrators and I didn‘t always read the name at the top.

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Allegiant | Veronica Roth
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This one is going slower for me.

Endowarrior21 I liked the Audiobook better than the print because it went slow for me too 11mo
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I needed a few shorter reads this week and this fit nicely. No spoilers from books 2 or 3.

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Insurgent | Veronica Roth
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The story was good the premise was fine. The characters were relatable. I didn‘t like the middle bit where the simulations got mixed in my head with Tris‘s reality.

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Insurgent | Veronica Roth
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The problem with a story line dominated by mind control is that you reach a point when you can‘t trust the story.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Starting my April book club book.

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The Crown | Kiera Cass
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Finished the series. I enjoyed it a lot. Read it quickly and had a wonderful conversation with my daughter. I look forward to Keira Cass writing more.

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The Heir | Kiera Cass
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Of course I had to keep going. This set of characters took a little more time to connect with, but I fell in love with them just the same. 1 more to go.

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Divergent | Veronica Roth
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This is pretty good. I like the different social structures. I like that Roth gave me enough breadcrumbs to follow along. Not to few or too many. I‘ll be reading the rest.

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Yet another series that my daughter and I are reading together. Page 382 has a slap in the face wow moment. The whole book reads like the writer was watching the news. My daughter read it in 2.5 days (with school) and I finished in it under 24 hours (while still sleeping). Now we have to wait on book 6.

jpmcwisemorgan I keep thinking I‘ll read this! Your post has reminded me of it. 11mo
Gdsjenny @jpmcwisemorgan That makes me happy. Enjoy! 11mo
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My daughter got bored with the short stories. I enjoyed seeing a few scenes from different perspectives. I also enjoyed learning more about a couple of characters. It shined a light on some of the choices they made in the main story.

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The One | Kiera Cass
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I both love and hate the way this ended. I wish there could have been a way to do it differently, but I understand more about the characters and know why it happened like this.

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The Elite | Kiera Cass
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My teen thought this was a good stopping place for the series. I disagree. On to book 3.

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Another book I‘m reading with my new teen. Although I had it on my kindle for a couple months prior to her picking it up. I like the premise and the characters, but I never felt invested in Aspen, like America does, so I‘m constantly shooing him off page in favor of Maxon.

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The DaVinci Code | Dan Brown
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Dan Brown is a good writer. He keeps me reading and asking what‘s next.

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Unforgiven | Lauren Kate
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Same Fallen world, different main character, better ending. It finished, but still left me wondering “what happen then”

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4 short love stories. That take place between Passion and Rapture. A nice time out.

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Rapture | Lauren Kate
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Last book. Finished this morning. The series was good. The characters rich, the premise interesting. But i was unhappy with the ending. She dropped me out of my fantasy fast and completely. It was disappointing. I would read it again.

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Passion | Lauren Kate
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Third book in three days. Nearing the end.

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Torment | Lauren Kate
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Quick read. Read it in a day. I am binge reading this series at my daughter‘s behest. It‘s good.

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Fallen | Lauren Kate
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My teen daughter fell in love with this series. I can see why!

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Good read. I enjoyed seeing both the presidential process from the wife‘s side and the picture she paints of race in Chicago and America.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘m looking for a recommendation for my real life book club pick for the month. Anyone have a book they want to endorse?

julesG Nice picture! Well, how about 13mo
Gdsjenny Thanks @julesG 13mo
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Gdsjenny @MayJasper oh boy. I just added that to my to read pile. I like twisted fairy tales. 13mo
rather_be_reading do you have a theme you like to stick to? 12mo
Gdsjenny I like fantasy of any kind, some less technical sci-fi. I‘m on a YA urban fantasy type kick right now. I just binge read the Fallen series by Lauren Kate and started the Selection series by Kiera Cass 12mo
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It got better and finished strong. There were twists and I did not know the whole story like I thought halfway through but I still had a problem with the slow bit in the middle. If you get there, push through it!

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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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I‘m half way through listening to this one and I want to quit. I like the unreliable narrator thing, but it needs to pick up the pacing for me. I‘m hoping for a twist or two.

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Angels and Demons | Dan Brown
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I enjoyed this quick read. It had just enough history to interest me, but not overwhelm me with details. I look forward to reading more from Dan Brown.

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Paradox Bound | Peter Clines
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Good book. I preferred 14, but this entertained me enough to read it in 3 days. I will pick up more by Peter Clines.

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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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New book! And I get to meet her and get it signed this month!

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Me newest cookbook. There are quite a few recipes I want to try in it. What‘s your fav cookbook?

Tamra Yum! How do you like the book? I saw an Indian IP cookbook that‘s been sitting in my Amazon cart. 1y
Gdsjenny @Tamra i will be making the hummus tomorrow and one of the rib recipes next week. It‘s written well and the pictures are delicious looking. You‘ll have to ket me know about the Indian one when you get it. 1y
AmyG I swear by all of Ina Garten‘s books...:Barefoot Contessa 1y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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This book had layers upon layers. Politics, science, history, personal. It‘s the first of 3 and all 3 won awards. No wonder. She is a great writer.

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I read this book in roughly 8 hours. There were parts where I wasn‘t sure the narrator was reliable. I like books that make me think. I have only read this one book by Ishiguro, but I think he deserved his Nobel Prize in Literature.

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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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I adore this series. It is now ensconced as one of my all time favorites.

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At first I dud not like the banter between the girls. It interrupted the movie in my head, but it grew on me. The name dropping from other gothic novels was a nice touch. Well done bringing the iconic characters around to women.