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Jessclay10

Jessclay10

Joined January 2017

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Time to bring out the ghost stories!

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Pickpick

I can get behind someone who doesn't take himself too seriously. This book is legit. I am the type of person who needs instructions for everything so this is perfect for me.

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My wild and crazy Friday night!! DIY margarita and the Bennetts.

librarypoweruser I loved loved this book so much 😻 2y
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Pickpick

My July Book Club selection! I've read this before but it was worth reading again. I love quirky stories!

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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Perfect summer read!

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Cocoa Beach: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Mehso-so

My first Beatriz Williams book! Thanks to @WilliamMorrow and @Tav for the ARC.

Prohibition-era Florida and flash backs to WW1 - what a combo! While creative, I'm not sure I was ready for this. I was expecting a light and breezy beach read. It's actually pretty complex. My overall reaction is that she's a good writer-not cheesy- and can masterfully combine suspense, romance, and history for a great story.

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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I am going to go out on a limb and say this will be my "best book of the summer"

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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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The cover is deceiving! I was expecting a much different book. It could just be the writing style but I was underwhelmed by the whole shebang.

heikemarie So many stylistically excused run on sentences! I wonder about her editor. 2y
Jessclay10 @inwhichHeikereadsharder I agree! I don't understand the hype. 2y
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." -Dr. King

Joyfulmimi As a black woman who works in healthcare and the mother of a son, I wanted to but did not find the nurse's character believable. 2y
Jessclay10 @Joyfulmimi We read this for book club and several people agreed with you. Thanks for sharing your perspective! 2y
Joyfulmimi You're welcome. Glad to know it was not just me @Jessclay10 2y
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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"Did you know that in The Lion King, the hyenas-the bad guys- all speak either black or Latino slang? And that the little cubs are told not to go where the hyenas live? Do you realize that Scar, the villain, is darker than Mufasa?"

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Love this!!

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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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"Extravagant gestures between a man and woman are generally understood to be romantic, even in the context of a failed marriage."

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A new favorite! Perfect for book lovers!

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I keep finding passages to highlight. "In books, people were charming and friendly, and life followed a certain set of patterns. If a person dreamed of doing something, then you could almost be certain that, by the end of the book, they would almost certainly be doing that very thing."

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"You've got to be something of a dreamer to enjoy books..."

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Trying the bullet journal thing.

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The Other Widow: A Novel | Susan Crawford
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Book club selection this month. We all agreed that this wasn't as good as her last book. There was so much going on and a lot left unresolved in the end. Meh. (At least the wine pairing was good!)

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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What I'm reading this month.

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I never thought I'd like any writer more than Fitzgerald. I am sorry I waited so long to read this but It's like cheating on my boyfriend; I feel guilty but I can't stop.

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Amazing writing!

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The Other Widow: A Novel | Susan Crawford
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Mehso-so

Maybe ...if you go into it expecting it to be a character study of the things women go through and how they handle it. #marchintoreading #marchmadness

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The Other Widow: A Novel | Susan Crawford
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Mehso-so

Meh. I picked this up because it was marketed as suspense. It's more of a women's fiction dealing with infidelity. Not my cup of tea.

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Pretty Is: A Novel | Maggie Mitchell
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This should not be listed as a suspense novel. I could have cared less about any of it.

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Got a Hitchcock vibe off this one. #marchintoreading #marchmadness

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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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I love the library. I couldn't afford my habit so I'm a frequent borrower. #marchintoreading #marchmadness #libraryhaul

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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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Just a great work of investigative journalism.

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I love when I discover a great classic mystery!!!

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Took a risk and was not disappointed!

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#Allisnotlost We still have books! @Liberty