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Helly

Helly

Joined January 2017

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Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
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This arrived in the delivery at work this morning and it just spoke to me! I had to have it!

#manga #bookhaul #gottohaveit #bookaholic #bookseller

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This is what breaks at work were made for!

TrishB Enjoyed this one 👍🏻 3mo
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The Last | Hanna Jameson
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This was a Waterstones book of the month, cast as a thriller... I did enjoy it, but I felt that I was slightly mis-sold the story. It was being pitched as "Agatha Christie at the end of the world", but turned into "walking dead style survival story, character driven but without the zombies".
So yeah, a good read, but slightly deceptive!
#botm #waterstones #thriller #finished

emmaturi That was what I thought too! 3mo
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Giant Days Vol. 4 | John Allison
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Getting on with my continuing series... Next up... Giant days volume 4!
3 Freshers at a UK university. Life going crazy... What's not to love!?!?!

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Furthermore | Tahereh Mafi
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This is getting mean now :o

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Just started this one... Heard so many good things... Couldn't resist any longer

398.2 WATCH OUT!!!! This series is very addicting! 3y
Helly Thanks for the warning! 3y
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This was fab. Great fun to read, whilst being heart wrenching at the same time...
Full review here...
http://bit.ly/2jOFn8I
#popsugarreadingchallenge
# Netgalley

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Sirens | Joseph Knox
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Dark, twisted, sad, harrowing.... What's not to love...
Here is my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1888454967

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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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Wow, that was pretty brutal. Great but brutal.
It dissected high school culture whilst wrenching you guts out, forcing you to hope, then punching you in the face...
A definite recommendation...
#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterF
@BookishMarginalia
#popsugarreadingchallenge
#readharder2017

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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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Boys will be boys.... This says so much about the world we're living in.... 😢📖

That-Bookish-Hiker Loved this book! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did 😊 3y
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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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I'm dreading to think how she is so aware of this....
Loving this book, so dark and ominous...

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Omg... I has the feels...
This was gorgeous. I absolutely loved every single thing about it, from Natasha's headphones to Daniel's ponytail :) awesome!

TheLondonBookworm Stacked :) 3y
Tigerbook My friend told me all about that book and loves it. Also love the mug!☕️ (edited) 3y
Helly It was a Christmas gift from my hubby... It says everything you need to know about me 😀😻 3y
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Sirens | Joseph Knox
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Perfection is.... Coffee and a good book!

#perfection #thisisthelife #relax

Reecaspieces Agreed!! 3y
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Sirens | Joseph Knox
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Started really well. It's great when a book describes places you're familiar with 😀
And kitty company is always welcome! 😻📖
#manchester
#catsoflitsy

Bette 👍🐱❤️ 3y
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Sirens | Joseph Knox
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Just starting this one. Part of the #readharder2017 challenge "book set within 100 miles of your location"...

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Borderline | Mishell Baker
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Really enjoyable and unexpected.
A woman who has BPD (borderline personality disorder) survives a suicide attempt, becoming a double amputee in the process. A year later she is recruited into the mysterious Arcadia Project, which turns out to be managing fey & human relations. Mix in some thrills, hollywood backstabbing and quite a few funny one liners, and you've got yourself a rather good book, with room for sequels.

#popsugarreadingchallenge

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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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I have no words... AMAZING. if you haven't read it yet, you need to. I read this in 1 sitting, without even realising :o I haven't loved a book this much for I don't know how long!

#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterM
@BookishMarginalia
#amazing
#bestbookever
#wow

Branwen Wow! I've been debating on whether to pick this one up but your enthusiasm has persuaded me to go for it! :-) Thank you! 3y
Steph_EE Loved this! Waiting impatiently for the movie to reach New Zealand... 3y
Helly I desperately wanted to read it before seeing the movie, it really was amazing... Still thinking about it now :D 3y
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Gorgeous! Beautifully written. Full of hope and determination. Very sad in places, but with a wonderful sense of self to get through it all.
It has made me want to read her other book too!

#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterE
@BookishMarginalia

Reviewsbylola Her newest book is just as good! 3y
mustbekel This one is on my radar to read this year because the movie version comes out in May. 3y
Helly I didn't know there was a movie :o 3y
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Absolutely loving this, and the illustrations are so cute!

#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterE
@BookishMarginalia

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We Come Apart | Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
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Oh my word! This was amazing... Once I had got into it i loved it. Beautiful, hopeful, sad, angry, depressing, sweet. I don't know how to explain how much I loved it! My first 5 star book of 2017....

#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterB

@BookishMarginalia

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Anyone else not really get on with this? I must be missing something....

Nebklvr I liked it but i split it up with some fiction reads 3y
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We Come Apart | Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
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Going through my Netgalley backlist, this should tick a couple of reading challenge boxes...

#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterW
@BookishMarginalia

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Mer | Joelle Sellner
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Not really that enjoyable... The dialogue was pretty stilted, and the plot was very thin. I really wanted to enjoy it, but there were loads of clichés too....

Received a free copy from Netgalley....
Debating whether to count it towards my reading challenges....

#ugh

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Mehso-so

I really didn't like it at all to begin with I just found the characters (Colin especially) really irritating and self absorbed. Then it got better, despite the bizarre premise that 2, 17/18 year olds would be taken in by a random family to live... Anyhoo, once Lindsey was introduced it got more interesting. Slightly predictable but cute. It was heading for 2 stars until the hornet & graveyard incidents!
#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterA
@BookishMarginalia

jessicarenee Oh I like that journal spread! 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm I love the journal as well, but have you seen the app, BookOut? It's a tracker similar to a fitness app that tracks your reading, reading speed, books read, etc. It's kind of cute and you earn badges. 3y
Helly I dont have an ipad or iPhone :( 3y
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Megabooks This is actually my favorite of his. I'm sorry it wasn't so great for you. ☹️ 3y
Helly I did enjoy it eventually, it just took too long to get to that point :) 3y
Gezemice I love the journal, too! So beautiful! I have a journal, too, but it looks like a mess, and I don't keep my book list in it - it is on Goodreads. But maybe I should keep the stats in it. Hmm. 🤔 3y
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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Loved "The Fault In Our Stars" and "Paper Towns" hoping this is good too :)

#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterA
@BookishMarginalia

NovelGirl82 I really enjoyed it! Not as much as Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska, but it was good! 3y
Helly Not feeling it so far.... The characters are irritating me at the moment :/ 3y
Johanna414 This is the only John Green title I haven't cared for so far... hope you like it better than I did! (edited) 3y
TheLibrarian I haven't been able to finish this book. Enjoyed his other books though. 3y
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I did really enjoy this. It was a little on the long side but worth the effort. It did feel like 2 different stories, the first leading up to Diana finding magic, the second more in the "supernatural" world. The characters were enjoyable, and I loved Marthe and Marcus.
I've heard the second book isn't as good as this one, but I will give it a go.

#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterH
@BookishMarginalia
@Librarylady3 - thanks for giving me a gentle shove ;)

AndreaReads I almost liked the second one better! It has an element of historical fiction that I thought was fun and it was a quicker read because it didn't need so much set up. 3y
Helly I do have it on my tbr somewhere :D 3y
Librarylady3 The second one is good but it drags. I needed up getting it on audiobook so that I could get through it. The third one is better. I am glad you liked it. 3y
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Just started after having it recommended by a few people....

#LitsyAtoZ
@BookishMarginalia
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Librarylady3 Can't wait to see how you like it! 3y
Helly You'll be the first to know! 8-) 3y
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 3y
NovelGirl82 I didn't get to this series last year, so I'm planning on it this year! 3y
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I just didn't enjoy this. It was written in a strange poetic way that I didn't enjoy or connect with. You could feel the grief and frustration of all the characters, but the style made it really difficult for me.
It wasn't bad enough to pan, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't enjoy poetry. It felt like something that you're forced to analyse in a literature class!!

#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterG
#readin2017
@BookishMarginalia

Tigerbook It is true though 3y
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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This is one of those books I've been meaning to read for a long time. I'm so glad i finally got round to it!
It reminded me a little of Game Of Thrones, with the Joffrey and Cersei type characters as well as hints of Divergent, with Mare being similar to Tris. BUT it all worked. Twists and turns, crossing and double crossing. Great! Looking forward to the next one :)
#crazycatlady
#LitsyAtoZ
#LetterR
@BookishMarginalia

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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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Errrrrm, doesn't 3 plus 8 equal 11? Or am I missing something?

BookishMarginalia 😳🙈🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
TizJ3ss Yikes! 🤦🏽‍♀️ 3y
398.2 😂😂😂😂😂😂 3y
Bklover Hah!!!! 😂😂 3y
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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"anyone can betray anyone"... A sad lesson to have to learn.

Daisydo It's so very true. 3y
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Sometimes being in the UK sucks.... $1.99 in the US today :'(

@LitsyFeministBookClub
#kindleprices
#feminism

BookishFeminist Oh no! When do you guys get the movie? Our kindle deal aligns with release weekend 3y
Helly Mid February I think.... 3y
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard

Finally started reading this.....
#LitsyAtoZ letter R....

398.2 Love this book series! Enjoy! 3y
Helly @398.2 I'm hooked already! 3y
Foreversweetserendipity Loved loved loved this book! 3y
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Because She Loves Me | Mark Edwards
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I absolutely loved this, right until the end. There was a surprise twist, which I didn't see coming - which was great. BUT the "who" didn't make sense to me. Everything else was fantastic, i just couldn't get my head around that one "little" thing.
Worth reading for everything else (including torture) :)

Letter B for my reading challenge #LitsyAtoZ
@BookishMarginalia

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Disclaimer: A Novel | Rene Knight
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I really liked how this sounded, I hadn't heard any hype , it just took my fancy. I wasn't disappointed.

The story is a psychological thriller, with lots of twists and turns. You're never quite sure what really happened, who to believe, or what's coming next. I thought it all unfolded really nicely with a few unexpected things along the way.
Really enjoyed it!

Letter D for my reading challenge
#LitsyAtoZ
@BookishMarginalia

MrBook 😎👌🏻 3y
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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Trying to pick a new book to read.... Thought I had narrowed it down.... Still struggling! Mind you i started at over 100, down to less than 10 now ;)
HELP!!!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 3y
Librarylady3 Discovery of Witches is awesome! The whole series is great but the first book is by far my favorite! 3y
Librarylady3 Red Queen is also good. If I had to choose between that and Discovery of Witches though, I'd choose the witches. 3y
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Helly @Librarylady3 I'm 1/4 through red queen already... Witches will be up next! 3y
Librarylady3 Loved both books! You won't be disappointed by either. 3y
MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay 😊👍🏻. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! 🙌📚❤🎉😊 3y
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