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Jenken1998

Jenken1998

Joined September 2016

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Readers and Reading | Andrew Bennett
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Zoes_Human I love, love, love The Power! 4d
Hooked_on_books I just finished Your House Will Pay on audio and it‘s really good. Plus I loved The Power! 3d
MrBook 😂🤣 That‘s a helluva cache you‘ve got there! I‘m so happy you‘re joining the fun! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 3d
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This weeks audio. Funny, heroic, moral and romantic. The first of its kind. The forerunner of the Western genre that romanticizes the loner cowboy. Loved it. My 16 year old who thinks he can only stand to read dystopian or horror liked it too. Story of a Wyoming cowboy as he fights the bad guys and wins the heart of his lady 🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴

Bookzombie Great review! Also reminds me that I think this is on my Kindle. 4d
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Salvage the Bones | Jesmyn Ward
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Look at me reading from my TBR list. Go me! Up next

BookNAround This one is brutal but so good! 6d
readordierachel Great book 👍🏼 6d
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All This Could Be Yours | Jami Attenberg
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Whew. Those were some flawed messed up people. A brutish violent man and the consequences his actions have on him and his family. Even past death. It was riveting to watch their complicated family and relationships throughout their lives. Like The Maury Povich show but way darker! 5 stars for this one.

Rachel.Rencher This sounds really good! Have you read this one? It's along the same lines of family dysfunction... 6d
Cinfhen I can‘t wait to read this one!! I love Jamie Attenberg 6d
Jenken1998 @Rachel.Rencher yes. Domestic violence but not quite as detailed. 6d
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All This Could Be Yours | Jami Attenberg
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Tonight's entertainment

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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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I don't normally read dystopian but this caught my eye. I enjoyed the world building and writing. I think the character development was no match for the world building. I still enjoyed it though for the plot. The world as we know it is covered in water. A mother is forced to put herself and her youngest daughter in danger as they set out on a journey to locate her first born daughter. I am somewhere between 3 and 4 🚢

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Nice. 1 million !!!! Wow 😍 Congratulations. #MrBook1inAMillion . This will be fun. #24B4Monday #Litsypartyofone @MrBook

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Forever, Interrupted: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Sweet and heartbreaking read through grief. Elsie meets Ben. Its love at first sight. Elsie marries Ben quickly. Ben dies 9 days after they elope. Alternating chapters between their short but intense love affair and Elsie's struggle to cope with Ben's death. It was sad but sweet and hopeful.

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Extraordinary October | Diana Wagman
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15 finished in October.
4 were middle grade fiction
3 audiobooks

RealBooks4ever What did you think of Imaginary Friend? 1w
Jenken1998 @RealBooks4ever i enjoyed it. It couod have been 300 pages shorter tho.. lol 1w
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I stumbled across this as an audiobook yesterday. I am glad i did. Starts out humorous in the beginning but definitely gets a little heavier towards the end. An unamed narrator reviews 87 year old Harriet's life in a nonlinear timeline.We follow along and watch her come to terms with her life and learn to forgive others and herself. I enjoyed it. 🛳🛳🛳🛳

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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Loving this cover. Going to start this now

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This weeks audio. I love a unreliable snarky narrator who learns life lessons as the story rolls along. This book is funny and wise. Beautifully written. Mattie is barely hanging onto life when she gets an invite to return to the hometown of her Mother. The place her deceased Mom grew up but kept hidden in the past all these years. Once there Mattie attempts to discover who her mom really was and what made her leave her home and never return.

Tex2Flo That cover is genius! Along with your recommendation, it's now on my list of TBR.
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Second book down for #readathon #deweyoct #deweysreadathon

I enjoyed this well written book about complicated people with complex lives and faiths. Charles and James are hired to pastor the same church in Ny in the 60s. They bring with them not only two very different wives but strengths that compliment one another. As their lives face turmoil you see them question their calling and faiths and they learn to face trials together as a team.

Reggie This sounds good. 2w
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Book 2 for #readathon.. its a lovely night on the patio.

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Some of the most beautiful words in such a small book. A story about history, inheritance, mothers, daughters, communities, heartbreak, hope, fathers, sons and so much more. The arrival of an unexpected pregnancy and its impact on several generations of one family.

#bookstagram #reading #2019readingchallenge #books #read #readathon #deweyoct #deweys24hourreadathon

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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My #readathon stack.. but first an audiobook while i clean

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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This mornings parking lot read while the kid has swim practice #1 🏊‍♂️😴

Bakingbookworm I get a lot of parking lot reading done too lol. I can‘t wait to read this book. 3w
megnews I do too and I‘m also looking forward to this book. 3w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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I'm going to need a vision check after this one. 700 pages with alrernating type in two days. My eyes need a vacay. Lol. I enjoyed this story that reads a lot like Stephen King and nothing like the authors first book. A classic good vs evil horror with a religious theme. Besides the fact it could of been 300 pages shorter i enjoyed it. 🦌🦌🦌🦌

sprainedbrain Wow, that‘s a lot of pages in a little time. Go you! 🙌🏻 3w
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Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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Nope. DNF. The whiney first world characters got on my nerves. The writing was good but i just was too annoyed by the characters and their "problems"

RealBooks4ever Guess it wasn‘t a Very Nice book? 😊 3w
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Not bad. Down on her luck Jules gets an opportunity to apartment sit at the prestigious Bartholomew in NY. After only a few days there she starts to realize things are not what they seem and her life may be in danger. Kind of slow but wraps up decently in the end. Id give it 🐍🐍🐍🐍

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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😳 Very dark. Very intense. One heck of a beautifully written domestic thriller. Just read it in one sitting. My brain wants to explode and i need to discuss this with someone!

MelissaSue81 Yeah this book was completely unputdownable.. but also a little WTF, lol. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!!!! 4w
Jenken1998 @MelissaSue81 i don't even know who i was rooting for.. 😳 4w
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Yes! My favorite stories of Mr King are... unlikely kid heroes in horrific situations summoning the courage to take on the bad guys. ❤❤❤❤❤ this will be one of my faves this year for sure.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Stacking!! Currently reading Pet Sematary....and it is scary!! 1mo
Jenken1998 @JanuarieTimewalker13 this was more disturbing than scary but it did get my heart beating faster a few times. Enjoy 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks, I‘m only on my 9th SK, so I will wait a bit to read this one. When they go on sale at Book Outlet, I pick them up. I have to own his books bc usually I can‘t get them back to the library on time. Still have The Shining and The Stand that I own that must be read, but it‘s good to know he hasn‘t lost that King magic! 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 If you haven‘t read Bag of Bones, try that one...I loved Duma Key also 1mo
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Great middle grade read with a good message and a nice plot twist. 13 year old Aven was born without arms. Having to move from the safety of the only place she has ever known, her confidence is rocked. She soon makes some new friends facing challenges of their own. They learn to support and empower one another while letting their "inner lights shine". Loved it! ?????

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Shouting at the Rain | Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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A sweet middle grade book about finding your tribe and dealing with complicated feeling of loss and love .

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The Line Tender | Kate Allen
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Sweet middle grade book about a girl, grief and sharks. Lovely illustrations.

Johanna414 I have this in my library and am obsessed with the cover! I really need to pick it up and read it one of these days. 1mo
DrexEdit I'm stacking just because of that cover! 😍 1mo
AmberWB I absolutely loved this book. So glad you enjoyed it!! 1mo
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September wrap up. 20 books total.....16 books , 4 audio. 5 have been on my Tbr shelf forever. And.. Amor Towles is now on my favorite author shelf .. well his books are anyhow..that would be weird if he was 🤔❤🤣

SauerPatch Awesome selection! 1mo
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Inheritance | Tom Savage
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Hello plot twists. A dark tale about a young woman who inherits a vast fortune from a family she never knew about. A family surtounded in mystery and untimely deaths. That's all i can really say without giving away too many spoilers in this intricatly woven thriller. I loved it and didnt have it all figured out until the big reveal. 💰💰💰💰💰

DaveGreen7777 YAS!!! This is one of those books I wish more people knew about. I love this bizarre and twisty mystery! 🤓 1mo
Freespirit Sounds great!! 1mo
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The Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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Eh.. not bad. I had a lot of trouble staying engaged and i think it was because it was difficult for me to determine who was speaking. Alternating views alternating chapters. It always took me a few minutes to determine who i was reading. Espionage, forbidden romance and great Russian literature meet in this tale set during the Cold War. 🤵🤵🤵🤵

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Wow. His writing is amazing. I lose myself in his words every time. Working girl Kate Kontent finds herself swept up in the glitz and glamour of 1930s NY. There she makes friends, finds love, experiences heartbreak and the excess of the idle wealthy at the end of the depression. I loved it. 💰💰💰💰💰

SauerPatch I‘ve been considering adding this to my TBR. As I recall I had mixed feelings about A Gentleman in Moscow, but the writing, I remember, was indeed lovely. 2mo
rachaich I started this yesterday after adoring Gentleman in Moscow. It's a good read do far, I especially like the setting and era. 2mo
RenePenn Loved A Gentleman in Moscow. This is on my TBR. 2mo
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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It was a quick read. Entertaining but predictable for me. I liked the plotline but there were a few holes and what i like to call "gloss overs". Widower Tom Kennedy moves his young son to a new town with a dark history. When the past seems to be repeating itself they may find themselves in danger. Detective Pete Willis is a man haunted by the past. Will he be able to find redemption and solve the crime that has tormented him for decades?????

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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I'll be on the lanai napping, snacking and reading.. hold my calls

Lesliereads Sounds like a plan😁 2mo
RealBooks4ever Nice! 💜 🌺 2mo
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The Search for WondLa | Tony DiTerlizzi
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 7 . Feel free to play along. Post a cover you love a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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Not too bad. I loved the concept but something fell a little flat. Maybe the characters? With such an intricate storyline something had to give. Right? Rachel must save her kidnapped daughter by kidnapping another child to keep The Chain going. Anyone who deviates from The Chain psys with their life.

AutumnRLS I want to read this some time this fall. I love the premise. 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 6. Play along if you wish! Just post a cover a day for 7 days. No explanation needed. ***this one glows in the dark****

lele1432 Very cool!🌕 2mo
JackOBotts I enjoyed this novel so much! 2mo
mcctrish I loved this book 💛 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Cool cover! 👍 2mo
RockLibn Loved this book and the cover! Even thought it freaked me out when I woke up in the middle of the night and it was glowing on my nightstand. 😊 2mo
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Nest | Esther Ehrlich
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 5. Feel free to play along. Post 1 cover a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

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This has been on my TBR list forever. Sweet story about a recently retired man who walks to the post box one day to mail a letter to a sick friend and just keeps walking. He decides if he hand delivers his letter his friend will survive. Along the way he intermally works through grief, regrets and misguided assumptions and through a cast of characters he encounters. It was a slow read but i enjoyed it enough to give it 👟👟👟👟

Crazeedi Great story, I loved it too 2mo
Coleen_Nieto Love! 2mo
JenDR Read it earlier this year, enjoyed it. 2mo
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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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Returned 2 picked up 5 🤣 #libraryhaul

AutumnRLS So jealous you have The Chain and Whisper Man. Both are on my wish list. Happy reading! 2mo
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 4. Play along! Post a cove a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

Nute I remembered liking this cover art when this book was first published. 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 3. Feel free to play along. 1 cover a day for 7 days. No explanation needed

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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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#7covers7days #covercrush. Day 2. If you want to play just join in. Post a cover a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

Cinfhen Fabulous cover 2mo
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It was fun. I enjoyed this over the top romp through NYC and dating after 40 as a Mom. #momspringa this mom would just settle for bookstores, a pool, naps and room service.

TamTracy I liked this book too. Perfect vacation read! 2mo
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Just a mom, sitting on her bed, trying to finish this book.. and i got company 🙄🙋‍♂️🐶

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A Lite Too Bright | Samuel Miller
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#7days7covers #covercrush I love the dreamy cover on this one. It was also a pretty good read. Day 1. Tag yourself if you want to play.

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Brokenhearted baker Mia joins a humanitarian aid project at the last minute thinking that is what will cure her broken heart and shattered dreams. Knee deep into the humanatarian work she finds she is torn on what she really wants. In love and in life. Are her dreams big enough to make the difference she longs to make in this world? A little slow start for me but it picked up. The author wrote knowledgeably about many current crises. 🍰🍰🍰🍰

JennyM Have this one coming from the library - looking forward to it. Glad you enjoyed 😊 2mo
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Angelas Ashes PB | Frank McCourt
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So this has been on my TBR list for the longest time.i would bet close to 20 years? I am proud to say I finished it today. It was wonderful. His writing was divine. I literally smelled the smells, felt the hunger, witnessed the poverty and loss and found myself smiling at the shenanigans. The story of a poor Irish family growing up in the lanes of Limerick pre and post Ww2. A story of poverty and hope. Now to find his 2 follow ups❤❤❤❤❤

marleed I read a book written by his brother many moons ago, as well. It was interesting because it‘s a slightly different perspective. Malachy- I think is his brother. 2mo
BirdsandBelles Loved this book! I read it years ago and it still stays with me. 💕 2mo
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Stopped by to pick up my 2 holds ..and this happened 🤣🤣🤣

MEGR Every time...😂📚😬🎉 2mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I loved it. A great book showing the multigenerational effects of trauma on families. It was sad, dark, dreary at times but in the end hope shines through. As someone who works in mental health i found that this story was pretty spot on. I would imagine trigger warnings if you have a traumatic past. It could open some old wounds or it could be a beacon of hope.

BittersweetBooks One of my favorites of the year...so far! 2mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Ok. I started this tonight. So far it seems to be about perception of reality, the importance of memories, what would you do over. Im liking it. I'm cruising along half way into the book and... bam. A familiar name. That just happens to be the name of the author if the book i just finished earlier today. Now my brain hurts. 😳😳😳😳 lol.

marleed I love it when things like that happen. 2mo
tournevis It's literally recursive! 😁 2mo
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Well this was beautiful. Covering Russia political history from the fall of the Czar to the Cold war. Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest by a Bolshevik tribunal at the glamorous Metropol hotel across from the Kremlin. There he lives his life to the fullest making the best out of his unusual circumstances. Humorous and philosophical it is going to be one of my favorite books i have ever read. Finally got it off my TBR list! Go Me!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review!! I love the Count ❤️ 2mo
Scochrane26 One of my favorites last yr, didn‘t read it until December 2mo
Crazeedi A rare 5 star for me!! 2mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I don't want to go to work. I want to read all day. 😁

Grrlbrarian Big mood 🙌 2mo
Bkwurm The struggle is real. Sometimes you just have to give in to it. Maybe today is one of those days? 😉 2mo
Slajaunie Indeed! 📖 2mo
Holliesplaining Me too! Me too! 2mo
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