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Jemgirl2014

Jemgirl2014

Joined December 2017

Romance novels and psychological suspense books are what keep me going in this crazy world!
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My latest book club read. Just started. I can tell it‘s going to be a very emotional read. However, it‘s good so far!

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The Fury | Alex Michaelides
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This is Nola‘s latest act of extortion. A treat in exchange for my new BOTM bookmark. 😂

Soubhiville Smart girl, that‘s a good trade. 5mo
Kappadeemom Awww so sweet🥰 5mo
Jemgirl2014 @Kappadeemom Thanks. 🤗 5mo
Jemgirl2014 @Soubhiville LOL She knows how to get me 😄 5mo
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Dear Satan... | Eve Langlais
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This is the best $0.99 I‘ve ever spent! “ Dear Satan” is the funniest, most imaginative, and raunchiest Xmas book I‘ve ever read. 😂 I loved the grumpy meets sunshine relationship between Marduke and Merry. As for Satan, well, he stole the show. Talk about hilarious! 💀

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I forgot to post this. Nola turned two yesterday! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! ❤️💚❤️🐾

IndoorDame Happy birthday Nola! 🐶🎉😘 6mo
AmyG Her little outfit. ❤️🙌🏻 6mo
Jemgirl2014 @IndoorDame Thank you! 🤗 6mo
Jemgirl2014 @AmyG Thanks! It was a hit at her birthday/Christmas dinner. 😀 6mo
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Rouge | Mona Awad
Bailedbailed

So boring! Homegirl was definitely obsessed with her skin care and by page 30ish, I got sick of hearing about it. Had to move on.

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This Could Be Us | Kennedy Ryan
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Available on Netgalley as a Read Now for 24 hours! Go! 😃

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I finally reached that point. 😬 Too many unread boojs. I‘m hoping this will help me clear up my TBR shelf. Somewhat. 😅

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Love, Just In | Natalie Murray
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I just finished this ARC and OMG! Consider me gobsmacked! This is a beautiful mash up of “The People We Meet on Vacation “ and “One Day in December “. The genuine BFF love between Zac and Josie reminded me so of Alex and Poppy that it had me in tears! Plus, the angst and the wanting and missed opportunities definitely has echoes of “One Day in December “ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫🤩 Out January 3, 2024!

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The Christmas Guest | Peter Swanson
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Meh. It was just okay. It didn‘t meet my high expectations. Great beginning but I hated how it ended. It is so dull and flat. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I Didn't Do It | Jaime Lynn Hendricks
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Honestly, I had low expectations for this one because her previous book, which has a similar plot was such a letdown for me. However, since it was as in sale for $2.99, I decided to bite the bullet and read it. I‘m so glad I did! It‘s so clever with a few twists I didn‘t see coming! Also, the book is straight comedy! I especially loved (hated) Davis Walton. The stuff that comes out of that egomaniac‘s mouth. 😂 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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My BOTM picks. November was a great month!

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Black Sheep | Rachel Harrison
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If you‘re looking for a kooky, suspenseful, atmospheric horror novel with a heroine with a lot of snark then this is your jam! This is the reason why Rachel Harrison is my favorite horror novelist! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🤩

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Here are‘s my pick and my add on. 😊

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A Twisted Love Story | Samantha Downing
Bailedbailed

I just could not connect with the story or the characters. I bailed on it months ago.

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Anybody want a free gently used Rocket Book? I just bought it not knowing it didn‘t have lines. I just want to use it to take notes. I am not good at bullet journaling at all. Anyway, I‘ll give it to the first person that expresses interest. Pen not included. Just asking for the cost of shipping. Sorry, US residents preferred. ☺️

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The Intern: A Novel | Michele Campbell
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These are pretty good picks!

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The Neighbor Favor | Kristina Forest
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Only a 70% rating on here? Please. I give “ The Neighbor Favor” a 100%! This is one of the best romantic comedies I‘ve ever read. The sweet yet sizzling chemistry between Lily and Nick is undeniable and I just enjoyed them so much! I also loved the bond that Lily and her sisters share. Those who have a good relationship with their sister will find this relatable. Looking forward to Iris‘s story! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mister Magic | Kiersten White
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Thanks Aardvark Book club for making my day! I came home only to be pleasantly surprised to see my box waiting for me. Two days before the expected delivery date! I love my early Birthday present! 🥳

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I‘m very pleased with my box. Happy early Birthday to me. 🥳

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Bye, Baby: A Novel | Carola Lovering
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Reading this ARC right now and I cannot put it down!

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The Ripped Bodice | Culver City, CA (Bookstore)
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Yesterday, I was finally able to visit The Ripped Bodice Bookstore! It‘s so cute. It‘s everything I imagined and more. I got two books from the Blind Date with a Book Section. I opened them today. One is “Incense and Sensibility by Somali Dev. Exciting because I‘ve never read this author before. The other is “Love Her or Lose Her” by Tess Bailey. Willing to give this author another try. lol I also got some book pins. Can‘t wait to visit again! 😊

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A love bite from Nola. I guess that‘s what I get for getting too consumed with the latest season of Stranger Things to notice that she was gnawing at my book while sitting right next to me. 😅

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My kitten keeps chewing on mine!! 🙀 11mo
Jemgirl2014 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I swear I was wondering if cats do the same thing to books. Guess I have my answer now. 😂 11mo
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The Last Word: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Hot deal!

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She Started It | Sian Gilbert
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Yeah, no. This is pretty bad even for a debut. It‘s kind of boring and extremely predictable. The main characters are a bunch of sociopathic losers who wouldn‘t know what accountability means if their lives depends on it and in this case, it does. I love unlikeable characters but damn! The only good thing about this book is Poppy‘s diary entries. They‘re so raw. Even though I was never bullied they made me extremely emotional! ⭐️

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Oh my goodness! Today‘s ordering was brutal! 😩 The site kept crashing. Anyway, I already read “Hello, Stranger “ but the cover is so beautiful I don‘t mind owning it in hardcover. Excited about my add ons!

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The Drowning Woman | Robyn Harding
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Much better than her last one! Still kind of mad about listening to that book.lol. The first three quarters of the story is so captivating and I couldn‘t put it down. There are quite a few twists that surprised me. The last quarter, which focuses on Hazel kind of lags. I‘d say this is a pretty good thriller that has arrived just in time for the summer. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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This dude is brilliant! I couldn‘t put this book down because it was so good! It reads more like a horror story and I am so glad because I was jonesing for one of those for a while now. It certainly creeped me out! 😨. I like this one better than “Razorblade Tears “ and that‘s saying a lot! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Here‘s another one that you can add to your BOTM box!

Jemgirl2014 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay! I love that BOTM is doing this. It makes me miss the spoilers less and less. 😊 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jemgirl2014 me too! I‘m in a book club on fable and they are reading this one in July so it‘s perfect timing! 12mo
Jemgirl2014 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That is great timing! 😃 12mo
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Hello Stranger: A Novel | Katherine Center
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Another wonderful book from Katherine Center! My Netgalley review: https://www.netgalley.com/book/271562/review/524192

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The Heiress: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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I was not expecting this offer! I will be reading and reviewing this one real soon! 😃

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Hey, BOTM members. Ali Hazelwood‘s newest book is available to add to your July box!

marleed Now I have all 4 July add-ons picked. Is it weird I‘m hoping I‘m only enticed July BOTM selection!? 13mo
Jemgirl2014 @marleed Yay! LOL Tell me about it! With BOTM now allowing us to add on even more books and with other subscription services like Aardvark out there, that‘s a lot of temptation! 😅 13mo
marleed @Jemgirl2014 I have a TBR of books I want from BOTM but with 3 picks I could never get to them. I‘m trying to be disciplined in that those extra 2 picks come from my TBR. We‘ll see how long I stick to my plan! 13mo
Jemgirl2014 @marleed That is a good plan! I know. It‘s hard lol I‘ll keep my fingers crossed for you. 🤞🏾 13mo
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The Ripped Bodice | Culver City, CA (Bookstore)
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Hey, New York romance readers! The Ripped Bodice just announced that they will be opening a second location in Brooklyn, NY. Very exciting!

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She Started It | Sian Gilbert
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What I added to my box. Pretty decent selections this month. 😊

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Bailedbailed

I think I checked out approximately at the 60% mark. The romance is too slow a burn, there is an unnecessary love triangle thrown in, and there is so much politics that it majorly takes away from the romance story (what little there is). Also, in the early chapters I really loved Alexis but as the story progressed, she became really annoying. I‘m mad I spent good money on this. I need to start borrowing from my library again. ☹️

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This Bird Has Flown | Susanna Hoffs
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Aardvark pick. This looks cute! Didn‘t choose Christina Lauren‘s newest on BOTM as my add on since I have that one on preorder from LitLove. So, my Aardvark pick fills my romance quota. lol This one shipped right before my BOTM box did. 😃

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My picks! They already shipped! I usually don‘t read historical fiction but I do enjoy the theme of colorism and passing. I had “The Last Word” preordered on Audible but after seeing BOTM‘s clue I cancelled it right away. Excited for both!

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I finished the audio earlier this evening. I can definitely see why this author author gets the title Queen of Twists. All throughout the book I kept wondering why the heck Grace didn‘t put a fire under her butt and leave that creepy ranch. Well in the end, she showed me! Bam! Didn‘t see that coming.😅 Loved it. The audio could have been better though. Wish it had been a duet. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Ripped Bodice | Culver City, CA (Bookstore)
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I didn‘t make it out to celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day. However, my autographed copy of “Zora Books Her Happy After” arrived from The Ripped Bodice Bookstore this afternoon. So, I guess in a way, I did celebrate. 🥰

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Death of a Bookseller | Alice Slater
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Happy Pub Day Alice Slater! Thank you @AardvarkBookClub for picking such an incredible thriller. It‘s one of the best I‘ve read! Top shelf stuff for sure. Aside from the one time where I had to get up and grab a bag of popcorn during a particularly titillating scene 🍿😅, I couldn‘t put this book down. I am pleasantly shocked that this is Slater‘s debut. Looking forward to reading more from her! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🤩

AardvarkBookClub 🥰🫶 9mo
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Before I Let Go | Kennedy Ryan
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This is big news! Congratulations to her! I love this book.😃

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Yours Truly | Abby Jimenez
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It‘s here! I just preordered it because I HAD to have Stuntman Mike and Tess‘s autograph. According to BOTM‘s hint on its website this book has been chosen for next month. Thinking I may buy it again to match my BOTM copy of “Part of Your World “. 😃

carolcharityhome anyone here wanna support our homeless orphans with disabilities in our orphanage homes? 1y
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Death of a Bookseller | Alice Slater
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I just love how creative Aardvark Book Club‘s packaging is! Fast too! I was supposed to get this book on Monday. What a pleasant surprise! 😃

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Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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They‘re here! A day early too. I love DHL! 😃

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This woman is the 🐐! I just heard last week that “Book Lovers” is being adapted into a film. Months ago she announced that “People We Meet on Vacation “ has been optioned as well. Now this! She‘s so amazing and she deserves it!

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The Drift | C. J. Tudor
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I was up until 6:00 this morning listening to this. It is the most depressing, despairing, and probably the goriest book I have ever read. It reminds me why I avoid Post Apocalyptic books. On the other hand, it reminds me of just how brilliant CJ Tudor is! My God! She is a rare breed. She is well-versed in beautiful characterization and creating strong plot lines. Always highly original. Can‘t wait for the TV show! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

carolcharityhome Hello are you there 1y
carolcharityhome Hello are you there 1y
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Death of a Bookseller | Alice Slater
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More excited about this month‘s Aardvark‘s picks than BOTM‘s April picks. A rare occurrence for me.

AardvarkBookClub 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 1y
Jemgirl2014 @AardvarkBookClub 🤗🤗🤗❤️ 1y
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Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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My picks. 😊

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The Drift | C. J. Tudor
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Last Saturday, to celebrate the first day of Los Angeles sunshine in weeks, I treated Nola to Salt&Straw Ice Cream. Currently listening to “The Drift” by CJ Tudor. I guess I went into reading this one blind because I had no idea it‘s about a zombie apocalypse. I usually avoid these types of books. So glad I didn‘t! Oh, check out the ice cream I got for myself: Off Limits Zombie Cereal w/Coconut and Pandan. A perfect pairing with this book.😅

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Dark Corners: A Novel | Megan Goldin
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Goldin has outdone herself! Here‘s the link to my Netgalley review: https://www.netgalley.com/book/274293/review/524192

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Dark Corners: A Novel | Megan Goldin
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Wooo, Baby! This was so good!! Already started my Netgalley review. Coming soon. 😃