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Hilary427

Hilary427

Joined December 2019

Licensed Vet Tech who just can‘t stop reading!
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Lightning Strike: A Novel by William Kent Krueger
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Pickpick

ARGH! Billie is just the worst. Although, I must admit, I get the desire to drop everything and walk away from it all. Frustrating ending, but in a good way!
⭐️: 4/5

Reading_Beyond_The_Book_Cover Yes. Yes. Yes. Relatable. Billie is most of us at one point in time. 🫠 2w
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Sycamore Row: A Novel | John Grisham
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Mehso-so

Eh. This could have been about 100 pages shorter, with the loose ends tied up. I loved A Time to Kill, but this fell short for me.
⭐️: 2.5/5

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Great book! Reminded me of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. The human spirit is a wild thing!
⭐️: 4/5

rmaclean4 Love the cover! 1mo
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Panpan

I really didn‘t like this book. It‘s a coming of age YA story, but there were multiple grammatical errors and I did NOT like Kyle‘s obsession with his cousin Emily.
⭐️: 2/5

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I enjoyed this book, and sometimes memoirs aren‘t my favorite. I wish she would have gone more into her father and his release, but overall I liked it.
⭐️: 3.5/5

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 💙❤️ 2mo
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Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Bailedbailed

Just. Couldn‘t. Do It. I was 161 pages in, and I decided to bail. I HATE bailing, but you only live once and why waste my time reading something I don‘t enjoy?

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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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This is very well written and investigated. An important read for EVERYONE.
⭐️: 4/5

EvieBee It‘s a great one, for sure! Where about have you been traveling? 3mo
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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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So, I have feelings about this book…the beginning wasn‘t bad, but it was slow. Lots of long, mopey sentences that dragged on. But about halfway through, it got REALLY good. I did not see either twist until right before they happened. I guess other people did, but not me!
⭐️: 3.5/5

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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I read this on an overnight flight to Europe…it was distracting with how good it was! Lots of sex, lots of intrigue. I didn‘t LOVE the end, but it was a real page turner!
⭐️: 4/5

jewright I‘m still not sure which version is the truth! 3mo
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Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Once again, I failed to realize this is a YA book. But, I still enjoyed it! Haven‘t thought (or heard) about yellow fever since high school!
⭐️: 4/5

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This was pretty cute…a private detective and his dog investigate the possible kidnapping of a local teen…told from the dogs point of view! A little cheesy, a lot of fun.
⭐️: 3.5/5

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Cat Out of Hell | Lynne Truss
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This book was not at all what I was expecting…a tale of talking, reading, traveling and murdering Evil Cats and how they came to be. Witty, funny, odd.
⭐️: 3.5/5

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Filthy Beasts: A Memoir | Kirkland Hamill
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I DEVOURED this book in a day. A sad, witty, enraging and hilarious memoir. Loved it!
⭐️: 4.5/5

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Population: 485 | Michael Perry
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A funny, sweet and sad book. Not what I was expecting at all, but easy to read. Also somewhat easy to put down, but overall it was entertaining.
⭐️: 3.5/5

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Unmasked: Memoir | PAUL. HOLES
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This was a great book! I love a good crime novel, but sometimes, true crime can get a little boring to me. The author injected enough of himself into the book to keep it interesting, while also going over all of the facts of his cold cases.
⭐️: 4/5

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My Hunger Games loving 11 year old recommended this to me, and it was pretty good! The end got a bit long, but overall, I enjoyed it. Will definitely read the next two books eventually.
⭐️: 4/5

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No Second Chance | Harlan Coben
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Mehso-so

The first half was great…I love a good thriller, but this one just had too many silly, unnecessary twists. It was an easy read though, and decent overall!
⭐️: 3/5

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Mehso-so

For a book where nothing really HAPPENS, this was decent. Lots of long, run-on sentences, but an interesting portrayal of soldiers and the America they leave behind when they go to war.
⭐️: 3/5

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Mehso-so

Well that was…weird.
⭐️:2.5/5

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This is not your typical true crime novel…it was pretty much three different stories rolled into one. I realize this is why some people didn‘t like it, but it‘s actually why I did enjoy it!
⭐️: 3.5/5

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Pony | R. J. Palacio
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I was not aware this was a a kids book before I grabbed it (whoops), but it was great! Can‘t wait to see what my 11 year old thinks of it!
⭐️: 4/5

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The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
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Quick, interesting look at what started out as a pedophilic affair which then delved into German guilt regarding the Holocaust.
⭐️: 3.5/5

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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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I really enjoyed this one! It‘s amazing to me how Liane Moriarty can literally write an entire novel about essentially one ordinary day, but still make it so interesting!
⭐️: 4/5

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A Solitude of Wolverines | Alice Henderson
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Mehso-so

Ehhhh…the first 2/3 of this book was pretty good. Kind of slow, but not terrible and I enjoyed learning about wolverines. The minute a gorilla showed up though, and a random gunman, and a town full of murderers, it became too far fetched for me.
⭐️: 3/5

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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Mehso-so

Easy read, but just sort of meh. I don‘t know if I didn‘t like the end, or didn‘t like any of the characters, or what. The entire thing made me cringe a bit.
⭐️: 3/5

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Mehso-so

I…I have questions. My 11 year old made me read this, so I knew somewhat what I was getting myself into. But why did Henri let Mark in on everything? How is Sam allowed to just leave? What is Paradise going to think when they see the school is destroyed? I know there are 6 other books in the series, and perhaps they cover these questions. Overall, a decent YA book.
⭐️: 3/5

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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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This was so good! Not a typical who-done-it, but so engrossing! I ended up having to write down everyone‘s names and how they were related in context of the book to keep it all straight, but I loved it.
⭐️: 4/5

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I love missing persons cases, and I love our national parks. Billman is a great journalist who made this story compelling, and especially made Randy Gray‘s hope come alive in the pages.
⭐️: 4/5

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Descent: A Novel | Tim Johnston
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Mehso-so

I love a good thriller, and this book did make me want to keep reading…but just seemed kind of like three different stories haphazardly thrown into one. What was up with Reed Lester? Why did Billy decide to risk his life after being a dick the rest of the book? Why did he text the word blanket? I feel like I missed something here.
⭐️: 3/5

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I didn‘t know what to expect with this one, but it was great! It didn‘t give me answers at the end, which is hard for me, but overall it‘s a wonderful novella…I read it in a day!
⭐️: 4/5

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Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Holy shit this book was good. It was long, and dealt with a lot of dark stuff, but I loved it. The only part I didn‘t like was how unbelievable some of the stuff these high schoolers got into was. Already want to read it again!
⭐️: 4.5/5

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What an interesting book! Mary Roach writes with wit and humor about a subject that most would find witless and humorless. Very informative as well!
⭐️: 3.5/5

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I liked this one, but the impossible physical feats these two old guys managed made me cringe constantly. The ending was also a bit much, but it was catchy and I finished it in a few days!
⭐️: 3/5

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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I don‘t really even know where to begin with this book…it was so good, but so, so odd! I couldn‘t fly through it the way I do with most books, but it was definitely a book that will stay with me for awhile!
⭐️: 4/5

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Hater | David Moody
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I really liked the concept of this book…I found some of the dialogue to be boring and repetitive, and the end was not what I expected, but overall, it was good. And I read it in less than 24 hours!
⭐️: 3.5/5

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The Devil All the Time | Donald Ray Pollock
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This book was fucked up and I loved it!
⭐️: 4.5/5

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Mehso-so

I had listened to a podcast about Cody Roman Dial, which made me super interested in reading the book. It‘s ok…it‘s mainly about a fathers guilt and regret. A memorable story! ⭐️: 3/5

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I read this one in two days! A good mystery. I loved the first 90% of the book, I did not find the end believable. But overall, a quick and entertaining page turner!
⭐️: 4/5

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So funny and good and hard to put down, I loved it! I really only ever saw Busy on Freaks and Geeks, but she‘s hilarious! Very readable.
⭐️: 4.5/5

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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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I wasn‘t sure how I felt about this one when I finished it…it was a slow start, but by the end I couldn‘t put it down. It was not what I expected, and I felt like there were a lot of loose ends, but it was definitely a page turner once I got through the first half!
⭐️: 3/5

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The Deep, Deep Snow | Brian Freeman
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I liked this one! A good, interesting child disappearance book, with memorable characters.
⭐️: 4/5

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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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Meh. Just meh.
⭐️: 2/5

Twainy 💯 12mo
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Mehso-so

I really enjoy true crime, but sometimes investigative reporting is a little bland for me. I didn‘t connect memorably with the women, so much so I couldn‘t even remember who was who. Also super annoying the killer hasn‘t been found, but that‘s not the authors fault!
⭐️: 3/5

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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I really enjoyed this book, especially the first half! I am about to start the TV series as well. Although it was weird, I found it hard to put down!
⭐️: 4/5

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The Invention of Wings | Sue Monk Kidd
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This book reminded me a lot of The Kitchen House, and I really enjoyed it! I had never heard of the Grimke sisters before, and I liked how the story was told from both Sarah and Handful‘s point of view.
⭐️: 4/5

LatrelWhite I must read this soon. It‘s been on my TBR list like forever…✔️ 1y
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This was alright. I enjoyed learning more about intensive farming, and being an ethical meat eater. I feel like it got a tad long winded though.
⭐️: 3/5

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Such a cool book…lots of weird, gross, but mostly interesting facts about all things well, weird and gross!
⭐️: 4/5

julesG You had me at "gross" ? 1y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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Mehso-so

This book was just a little too sci-fi-ish for me. And a game where kids kill kids while gods play with and change the game is a little too Hunger Games-ish for me. I see why people like it, but HG was way better IMO. That being said I‘m sure I‘ll read the rest of the series, ha!
⭐️: 3/5

samuel.stone Have you read more yet?? I have to say I disagree heavily but I‘m sci-fi lover so if that‘s out of your domain i understand it. Still, only gets better from here!! 13mo
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Loved it! Such interesting information about death and what happens AFTER death.
⭐️: 4/5

ChaoticMissAdventures Doughty is Amazing! I loved her YouTube channel and have read all of her books glad you enjoyed this! 1y
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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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I thought this book was great! I read it in a day. A good, easy thriller.
⭐️:4.5/5