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Jas16

Joined April 2016

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Three Flames | Alan Lightman
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This book is broken into six chapters, each told from the point of view of a different member of a Cambodian family, that jump backward and forward in time. At only about 200 pages there is a lot of pain and struggle in their stories but there is also a lot of strength and hope, especially in the tale of the youngest daughter.

readordierachel Beautiful cover 5d
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Rob‘s younger brother is able to read things out of books and into the real world. It is startling enough when it is a paperweight but when the Cat in the Hat is suddenly in your house it is even more alarming. When the two discover that there are characters in the world that Charles did not read out, they know something is amiss. This book was an absolute delight full of adventure, the love of literature, and a world with more than one Darcy.

JSW This is in my TBR and I can‘t wait! 2w
Jas16 @JSW I hope you like it as much as I did! 2w
mcipher This sounds awesome!! 2w
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Mimi28 Thanks to your review this is waiting at the library for me now! Thanks!! You‘re awesome!! I hope you are doing well. I need to start writing you guys again ❤️❤️ 1w
Jas16 @Mimi28 I can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 7d
charl08 I like the sound of this, will have a look for this. 6d
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Litsy is slowly but surely getting me to give more graphic novels a chance. I am honestly surprised it took me so long to give and read this one. A gay hockey player who loves to bake? I should have stormed my library after reading the first Litsy review. This was pretty much as adorable as all of the Litsy love proclaims and you can bet I will be keeping an eye out for book two.

mrp27 I really enjoyed this one too! 3w
Reggie I love when he‘s getting chastised for trying to give the hazed new recruits pie and jackets. He‘s so funny. 3w
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Well, if my desk calendar insists...

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love your caption for this pic 😂😂 3w
valeriegeary Can't say no to The Calendar 3w
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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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I unabashedly love Queer Eye. Watching every episode and ugly crying is like therapy for me.That said I wasn‘t sure if I wanted to read any of the recently released memoirs until this one. Jonathan relates his journey to become the empathetic soul that comes through on screen with humor and without flinching away from the many severe mistakes that he made along the way. This book was brave and moving and only made me love him more.

Jas16 I highly recommend the audio version. 3w
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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So proud of myself, I walked into a bookstore and only bought the book I went in there to buy. Trying so hard to be good and read what I own but I have wanted this one since @Liberty started singing its praises ages ago.

SW-T Great job! Talk about will power.... 3w
marleed I own so many books but I‘m a a sucker for e- library loans. It‘s like eating from someone else‘s cookie jar while mine sit contently (and perhaps getting stale!). But in the last two book fitness challenges, I made myself read my own physical book for every 2 library loans. It worked! Maybe I can get to 1:1 but I think this 2:1 might be right for me! 3w
Jas16 @marleed I totally get it. I love being able to put all of the new releases I feel I must read immediately on hold at the library and then end up drowning when all of my holds come in at once. I am trying to better about that as well since at the rate I am going I will own so many books I will no longer be able to fit in my own apartment. 3w
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Spoonbenders: A novel | Daryl Gregory
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I had so much fun reading this one. A family of psychics are down on their luck after a disastrous TV appearance years ago. Things are going from bad to worse with pressure coming from both the mob and the government at the same time. All of comparisons to Arrested Development were spot on. This book has a cast of quirky characters, humor, but also a lot of tenderness. Once things began clicking together in the second half it was unputdownable.

Jas16 Thank you again for sending it to me @Mynameisacolour 3w
Mynameisacolour Yay! I'm glad that you liked it! It sounded so good I picked up a copy for myself too. Looks like I'll have to bump it up on the TBR! 3w
Joe_Jones I loved that book! Now we have to wait and see how the tv adaptation is going to be. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/spoonbenders-series-showtime-1203342139/ 3w
Jas16 @Joe_Jones Thanks for sharing the link. TV adaptations always make me nervous but it will be interesting to see what they do with it. 3w
Jas16 @Mynameisacolour I hope you end up liking it as much as I did! 3w
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Two women who were wronged in love work to deal with their pasts. Calista who left her home as young and naive bride married to an older man seeks revenge. Pilar who worked hard to rise above the poverty of her youth gives into her attraction to a married man and faces repercussions she cannot ignore. They never truly meet but their lives connect. This was a gripping read and, while I would have liked more front the ending, one I would recommend.

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Wild Strawberries | Angela Thirkell
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I never miss the last day of the library book sale when everything is $1. I really tried to limit my #bookhaul this year but think I did pretty darn well. Every year I wish I could stay home on Monday and read my new books and this year I can since I ended my old job on Friday (finally!) and have a week off before I start my new one.

Lcsmcat The Stegner is really good. 4w
erinreads All My Puny Sorrows! 💕 Have fun with your week off and good luck with the new job! 4w
saresmoore Great finds! 4w
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emilyhaldi Score!!! Elizabeth Taylor 💗 enjoy your week off, stay-cations are the best! 4w
Aimeesue Nice haul! 4w
Suet624 Wow. Great books. You definitely scored! 4w
Tamra What a great week you will have reading! I hope you love Angle of Repose. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 4w
CarolynM Wild Strawberries is great. Enjoy! 3w
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 7

This was a lot of fun and I hope everyone who wants to join in does.

BiblioLitten Wow!! 4w
Tanisha_A 😍 4w
OriginalCyn620 Beautiful cover! ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6

I have no idea who to tag anymore. If anyone isn‘t participating I wish they would. I am loving seeing everyone‘s choices.

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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

@CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian would you like to join in and post a cover you love every day?

readordierachel So pretty 1mo
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A Room With A View | E.M. Forster
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

@TobeyTheScavengerMonk are you interested in participating? Just post a cover you love for seven days with no explanation and tag someone new every day.

emmaturi Love this book and the film! 1mo
batsy Love this ❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen Great cover! ❤️ 1mo
Tanisha_A 😍 1mo
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The Gunners: A Novel | Rebecca Kauffman
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3

@TheBookStacker have you been tagged yet? If you want to join in just post a cover you love every day, with no explanation, and tag someone new every day.

Cinfhen This would have been my Day 8 cover ♥️ 1mo
LauraBeth @micheleinphilly gifted this to me and I love both the cover and the story! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 1mo
TheBookStacker I love this cover! Thanks for the tag! I will post later once I‘m done studying! 1mo
Jas16 @LauraBeth It is always seems extra disappointing when you love a cover but the story is lacking so luckily I loved everything about this one too. 1mo
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Tin Man | Sarah Winman
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

@Lel2403 are you interested in playing along? Just post a cover you love every day for seven days with no explanation and tag someone new every day.

Suet624 I‘ve always loved this cover. 1mo
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A View of the Harbour | Elizabeth Taylor
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#7days7covers Day one. #covercrush

Thank you so much for the tag @Centique It was fun looking at my shelves and thinking about what covers I especially love!

@CocoReads are you interested in participating if you haven‘t been tagged yet? Just post a cover you love for seven days with no other explanation and tag someone new every day.

CocoReads Oh! Yes! I‘ll give this a shot! Thanks for the tag! 1mo
BookNAround Ooo. I like this cover a lot. 1mo
readordierachel Lovely! 1mo
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LeahBergen This Virago series is lovely 😍😍 1mo
Centique Beautiful! 1mo
Tanisha_A 😍 1mo
batsy I love this. 1mo
Jas16 @LeahBergen I know! It was difficult not buying them all. 1mo
Suet624 So pretty!! 1mo
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I started this book on audio but even with a great narrator I could not focus so I waited for the ebook from the library. When I started that I thought I would end up bailing until suddenly it changed from a book I struggled to read to a book I seriously could not put down. This is nonfiction that I would reread and is definitely going to be one of my favorite books of the year.

Suet624 I absolutely agree. An amazing read. I‘ve thought of it often. 1mo
Jas16 @Suet624 I keep trying to force everyone around me to read it. Glad you also enjoyed it! 1mo
BethM I concur. So amazing. 3w
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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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None of the books I was planning to read today were keeping my attention so I picked up this one and was 50 pages in in what seemed like a second. Two hired killer brothers are tracking down their next target but one of them is rethinking his choice of profession. I love a good western and was instantly smitten with Eli‘s narration. I need to seek out the movie next.

BookNAround The book was amazing. The movie was terrible! 1mo
Jas16 @BookNAround oh no! That is so disappointing! 1mo
BookNAround @jas16 I know! I went to see it with a friend who also loved the book and we walked out of the movie so baffled and disappointed by how they destroyed/ignored everything that made the book work. 1mo
jillrhudy I thought this was FABULOUS. Best book I've read all year so far. 1mo
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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I avoided this book for a long time and it was every bit as harrowing as I feared. The events of Columbine were tragic and the fact that we are still battling to keep kids safe in schools made me want to scream at times. Still there was so much that I did not know about Columbine and so much of what I thought I knew was wrong. Glad I listened to this well done audiobook.

Lovesbooks87 I felt the same way. I would also recommend reading A Mother's Reckoning. It is written by one of the shooters mom. I have always wondered how someone didn't see the signs in their child and this book gave in inside look of the events. 1mo
Jas16 @Lovesbooks87 I read Klebold‘s memoir a few months ago which helped convince me that I needed to read this book too. I cannot imagine being in her shoes. 1mo
Suet624 I started this one and then it expired on my library account. You‘ve reminded me to find it again. 1mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I have been reading a lot but not really loving anything I have picked up. So when a friend handed me this ARC on Saturday I knew how I would be spending my Monday off. I am a big Ann Patchett fan and really enjoyed this story about two siblings who are abandoned by everyone else in their lives. They cling to each other and their pasts and wrestle with forgiveness and moving on. Not my favorite Patchett but still a great way to spend a holiday.

erinreads Excited for this one! 2mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime so excited for this, I'm glad to hear it's good! 🙂 2mo
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The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
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I think this series just isn‘t for me. Parts of this were so gripping I was breathlessly turning pages and parts were a total slog. I will admit that I love how much I dislike the main character and I still want to know how things end but I don‘t think I will be reading the next book. I wish I loved this as much as everyone does.

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Thank you so much Misty! You really brightened my day and I have been such a bad friend lately! I am so behind on all of my correspondence but please know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness and overall awesomeness. Really looking forward to reading this!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! You are an awesome friend and I love you!! Hope you enjoy the book!!! 😘❤️😘❤️ 2mo
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Hons and Rebels | Jessica Mitford
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I was supposed to only drop donations off at the Friends of the Library bookstore yesterday but who can say no to a $7 Folio Society edition of a book you have been wanting to read?

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
LeahBergen Nope! You can‘t! ❤️❤️ 2mo
DivineDiana No one! 2mo
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Love Thy Neighbor | Ayaz Virji
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A Muslim doctor in Minnesota wakes up the morning after the election to discover that not only is Trump president but his town overwhelmingly voted for him. Feeling betrayed by his neighbors his first impulse is to leave but he then partners with a local pastor to give a speech about his faith which then turns into a series of lectures. I found this short audiobook absorbing and affective.

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A recent widow and an ex-baseball player help each other let go of their pasts when he rents an apartment in her house. They both have issues they are dealing with that at first agree to never discuss but as they grow closer they let each other. I loved Evie and kind of wanted a different ending for her because of how she grows so much over the course of the book. Still this was a really enjoyable romcom. Great on audio with a fantastic narrator.

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Into Temptation | Penny Vincenzi
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Finishing this trilogy is bittersweet. Each book took forever to get through so it was a relief to reach the end. Yet after spending time with generations of Lyttons I will miss them and their endless drama. This was a fitting final installment, plenty of misery and scandal and a tear jerker of an ending.

Crazeedi This was an excellent series I read a few years ago! 2mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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I finished this a couple of days ago and am still not 100% sure how I feel about it. It starts off as a typical tale of an amazingly talented but misfortunate youth getting into a elite boarding school and then turns into a much, much darker war story. Great world building and I appreciated the historical parallels but I found myself skimming more than once. I expected to love it more than I did but still want to start the sequel this weekend.

SW-T I had mixed feelings about it also! Parts were really good...others not so much. Hoping book 2 is more even. 2mo
JazzFeathers I left halfway through. I really liked the beginning, with that strong cultural sense, but more and more it slipped into a lot of fantasy cliches l've read hundreds of times. The first great battle felt totally unrealistic to me. That's where l dropped out. Still, l see a majority of people loves it, so it must be me. 2mo
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I loved Sky in the Deep so I hate how disappointed I am in this book. I found the first part confusing but after finding my footing In the story I realized how little I cared about any of it. I was not nvested in either protagonist and most of the events were so predictable that there wasn't even enough suspense to keep me interested. I love the world that Young brings to the page but this was a miss for me.

hermyknee I felt the same way — I didn‘t even finish it 😕 2mo
Johanna414 I was so disappointed in this one... it took me like a month and a half to get through it 2mo
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The Veins of the Ocean | Patricia Engel
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It took me awhile to fall under this book‘s spell but once I did I was fully ensnared by Reina‘s deep love for those who did not always deserve it, her loneliness, guilt, and reluctance to wish for more for herself. I didn‘t always understand her but I came to deeply care about her. Not everything about this book worked for me (especially everything involving the dolphin sanctuary) but I loved Engel‘s writing and this was definitely a pick.

Megabooks Agreed! 2mo
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Things have been stressful so I really needed a reas that I could sink into like a bubble bath and this book really helped me turn my brain off. Loveday has worked in a bookstore since she was 15 years old. She loves her job, its paternal and eccentric owner, and books. She really does not need anything else in her life. Suddenly pieces of the past she is trying to put behind her start turning up as well as compelling stranger she cannot ignore.

Mimi28 I hope things calm down ❤️❤️Sorry I haven‘t written in so long. Email me if you‘d like to 😊😊 3mo
Jas16 @Mimi28 I am so behind with my #jb mail too. I totally understand! 3mo
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Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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@TorieStorieS I cannot thank you enough for the incredible surprise package- a book I have been wanting to read for ages and a perfect summer read. I so appreciate your kindness (and great taste). #jb

TorieStorieS You are very welcome!!!! I‘m glad it made it to you safely! 👏👏👏 3mo
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If you are looking for a charming audiobook with a bookish, introverted heroine look no further. Nina loves her job in a bookstore, her cat, trivia,and scheduling every moment of her day. She discovers that she was included in the will of the father she never knew and that he also left her a large and complicated family she will have to meet. I was so sad to when I reached the end. I will definitely be adding more Abbi Waxman books to my TBR.

hermyknee I am looking for exactly a charming audio! Thanks for the recommendation, just downloaded it! 3mo
Jas16 @hermyknee I hope you like it as much as I did. 3mo
Hollie Sounds perfect, stacked! 3mo
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To celebrate my Litfluence hitting 100,000 I am giving away this stack of signed books. To enter please create a post about what living author‘s book signing you would most like to attend tagging me and using #signmeup. Winner will be drawn on Sunday, July 28th. Open internationally.

mrp27 Congrats on hitting 100,000!! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats on your Litfluence milestone! 3mo
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Reggie Congrats!!!! 3mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🎉🥳🎉🍾📚🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
Jas16 Congratulations @Soubhiville Your name was drawn as the winner. I will get everything in the mail to you as soon as I can make it to the post office! 3mo
Soubhiville Oh wow, thanks @Jas16 ! 😊📚🎉 3mo
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Wow!!! | Terry E. Lyle
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Look what happened while I slept! This is awesome. To celebrate I will be posting a giveaway shortly.

Megabooks 🥳🥳🎉🎉📚📚💃🏻💃🏻🍾🍾💜 3mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 3mo
julesG Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 3mo
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Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 3mo
suzie.reads Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
ephemeralwaltz Woohoo!! 3mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3mo
Lizpixie Congratulations lovely!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 3mo
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Kalalalatja Woohoo! 3mo
TorieStorieS Congrats!!!!🍾🎉 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 3mo
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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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And with that I completed my#24in48 (and a little extra). One audiobook, two ebooks, and four print books. I so look forward to these weekends every year.

DebinHawaii Congrats!!! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉Great job! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏💪 3mo
Soubhiville Yay!!! 🎉🎊 3mo
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mrp27 Nice!! 🎉📚🎉📚 3mo
LibrarianRyan 👍💗😎 3mo
Lizpixie Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 😎😎🍾🍾🎉🎉🥳🥳👍🏻👏🏻📚😎😁 3mo
Eyelit Fabulous! 🎉👏📚 3mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3mo
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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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Great premise but I was left wanting more- more depth, more character growth, more something. In the end this ended up being the type of book I will finish and never think about again. #24in48

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Lights All Night Long | Lydia Fitzpatrick
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When Ilya arrives in America for a hard earned year as an exchange student it should be a dream come true. Instead all he can think about is the brother he left behind in Russia who has just been arrested for murder. This was a perfect fect readathon choice because it was unputdownable. Tragic yet still hopeful, this book details Ilya‘s life before America as well as how he tries to set his brother free. #24in28

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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This was every bit as charming as you all have been saying.

#24in48

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Jacqueline Woodson does in 200 pages what it would take other authors twice as many. Out 9/17 #24in48

IvoryLunatic I‘ve only listened to Brown Girl Dreaming but I loved it. I can‘t wait to get more from her. 3mo
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Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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Audiobooks are life savers during readathons and I was happy to have this one to listen to when I needed to be on the move. Litsy introduced me Nickolas Butler for which I am grateful This was the third book of his that I have read and I have not been disappointed yet. Faith, family, and friendship are all woven into this novel with sharply drawn characters. It took me a bit to get into it but I am glad I chose to listen to the audiobook. #24in48

JenReadsAlot He is such a great guy too!! 3mo
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I had thought that my #romance stack would be tiny as most of my titles are ebooks but as I started gathering books I could have made a stack three times as large at least. I really only started reading romance relatively recently but it has quickly become one of my most read genres. After a rough day, for me, curling up a romance is the best stress relief. #24in48

CarolynM I've only got into romance in the last few years and I agree, it's great for relaxation. 3mo
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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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I looooved this book. Full of snark that kept me chuckling aloud but also so full of emotion as prickly and annoying Elliott, who learned nothing about loving and being loved at home, tries to find his place in a magical world to which he has just gained admittance. Elves, harpies, mermaids, and sarcasm. I definitely need to buy a hardcover copy of this@one for my keeper shelves. Second book completed for #24in48

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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I am awake and once I have my laundry going (thank goodness for audiobooks)I will diving into this YA #sff and my first cup of coffee. I have been looking forward to this one. #24in48

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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For my first book of #24in48 I went for short but devastating. I did not love the first half as much as the second but tears were definitely shed while reading this.

RebL I just listened to the Overdue podcast on this one. I forgot about a lot of the truly high school stuff in it like the cheerleaders‘ Hornet cheer. 3mo
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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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@24in48 could not have chosen a better weekend for a readathon. I am so ready to shut the world out and read for the next two days. Here is my tentative stack of physical books and all of ebook holds seem to be pouring in from the library as well. #24in48

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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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At first all I could think was,“what on earth am I reading?”but Greenwood really managed to draw me in with her vivid depictions of unexpected characters caught up in situations I could never imagine. I have never met anyone like Zee but reading this I felt as if I truly knew her and couldn‘t judge her the way I usually might. I was happy she was able to find someone matching her strength and loyalty even if wrapped in an unconventional package.

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The Marriage Plot: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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I bought this book when it first came out but all of the negative reviews kept me from picking it up. I finally took it off of my shelves, fully expecting this to be a hate read, and ended up really liking it. Yes it is about pretentious twenty-somethings who are not always sympathetic characters but I was very much a pretentious twenty-something at one point and could really relate to their confusion about actual relationships and the real world.

BooksForEmpathy This is a book that reignited my love of reading when I was a senior in high school (or maybe a freshman in college??). I loved it to much. Glad it held up for you!! 3mo
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I continue to be surprised by how much I am enjoying this series. I think I liked this book even more than the first.

BeckyMerilatt I‘m obsessed with this series. Each book gets better. 3mo
ruskigurl16 I ❤️ this series!! 3mo
mom2bugnbee Agree with above comments! Keep going! 3mo
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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This book was a lot of fun to read. I loved that it is based on a true story and had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to see what Constance would do next in order to protect her sisters and stand up to a viscous local bully. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.

shanaqui I really need to get on and read the next book, because I was really eager to when I finished this one. So many books, so little time... 3mo
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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Mehso-so

I think this one fell victim to being overly hyped. All of the comparisons to Eleanor Oliphant raised my expectations but there was not a lot of depth to this story. Even as a light read it missed the mark for me as I could stop picking apart the plot, character motivations, and flimsy romance. I do still really love the cover.