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Jillylovesbooks

Joined June 2019

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Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
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Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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A Raisin in the Sun | Lorraine Hansberry
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A powerful play about an African American family living together in a small apartment in Chicago. It‘s about family dynamics and how each generation has different ideas about how to achieve their dreams and be more successful than their ancestors. It‘s also about the racism and poverty that creates obstacles and oppression for reaching those dreams. #readingwomenchallenge #femaleplaywright

BeaG This is one of my favorites. I love the play and the movie too. 3d
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How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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This includes 4 Christmas anthologies with the running threads of a duke and a shortbread cookie recipe included in each story. As with all shorter romance stories, the love and HEA happens very quickly, but each story was strong enough to stand alone. I liked that each author used different time periods and settings.

Laughterhp I can‘t wait to read this book in December! (I‘m trying to save all my Christmas books for then) 1w
Jillylovesbooks @Laughterhp I totally understand. My library e-book hold came up on this one for me so that‘s why I had to read it now. I hope you enjoy it in December! 1w
BookNAround Romance and shortbread? Oooooo! That sounds really nice. 6d
Jillylovesbooks I will say that the last story in the book was my least favorite and the plot line was more problematic than the others. I do give the author credit for showing a working class woman and a different time and setting than the traditional Regency ton romance. 6d
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Interabang Books | Dallas, TX (Bookstore)
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#bookmail This is my #bookhaul that I ordered from Interabang Books. This independent book store was destroyed in the recent storm in Dallas. They are planning to rebuild, but they‘ve asked for support in the form of online orders through their website. I decided to order a few things for my niece and nephews.

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Intercepted | Alexa Martin
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This #romantsy explores the world of the NFL and the hierarchy and cattiness amongst the wives and girlfriends of the players. The MC is a long term girlfriend and she must endure the wrath and censure of the other wives as well as fans who blame her for any loss. After her relationship falls apart she hesitates to get into a relationship with another player, but the chemistry with Marlee and Gavin is strong. Enjoyable read, but flawed.

RaimeyGallant Oooo, sounds interesting. 1w
Jillylovesbooks @RaimeyGallant I‘ve read that the series is being turned into a TV show for the Starz network. The author based the series on her real life as a spouse in the NFL. 1w
RaimeyGallant I'm down. 1w
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I read this for the #IndigenousAuthor prompt of the #ReadingWomenChallenge. Maggie is a monster slayer and must grapple with her clan powers and their consequences as well as the loss she has faced in her life. Her world has a dystopian setting after a big flood. There is a lot of action mixed with fantasy and Navajo stories. This is the first book in the series.

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Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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I read this for the #ReadingWomenChallenge prompt for a book set in Appalachia. Prodigal Summer takes place over the course of a summer as three narrators face changes in their lives. Deanna lives alone in the woods and relates more to nature than people. Lusa is navigating a new marriage and family in the country. Garnett is a widowed old coot who dislikes his organic grower neighbor. Nature in Appalachia is another character in the book.

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This was another enjoyable Tessa Dare book. Penny and Gabriel each had overcome so much in their respective childhoods, but they both needed to grow more. They evolved together. I loved that Penny‘s menagerie of animals and her friends from the previous books in the series increased the humor. The humor helped to balance the more serious issues. My only complaint in the book is lack of resolution with her parents with regard to one issue.

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Olive and Ethan have hated each other for years. Now, they are forced to go on a honeymoon together after the bride and groom (her sister/his brother) and the whole wedding party get food poisoning. Surely, they can keep their distance for 10 days in Hawaii? I enjoyed this funny romantic comedy. Olive‘s quirky, large family and her relationship with her twin was fun to read about. Also enjoyed banter of the MC couple

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Project Duchess | Sabrina Jeffries
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The Duke of Greycourt‘s mother has now been widowed three different times and all were dukes. He and his half siblings gather for the funeral of his stepfather. Beatrice is a poor relation there to organize the funeral to stay in the good graces of her wealthier relations. Grey becomes suspicious of his step-father‘s death and Beatrice‘s involvement. They each become more fascinated with each other while keeping secrets.

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The Bashful Bride | Vanessa Riley
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A woman meets a man through a personal ad originally intended for her friend. She is Blackamoore and he is her favorite actor. She suggests elopement to escape an arranged marriage her parents want for her. He agrees because of his past as well as a passion for abolition. The female MC can be annoying due to constant doubts. Elopement isn‘t easy due to their differences.

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Hattie is a strong character who is trying to follow a list of goals known as “The Year of Hattie” as she sets her own destiny. She crosses paths with Beast, who lives outside her world of Mayfair and that changes her destiny. I loved that they were both flawed and had insecurities, but the focus was on them being a meeting of equals. The love scenes ranked high on the steam meter.

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There is nothing fearless about me. I‘m scared every day. I fear the wide world and the way it stares at me and sneers about me and whispers about me when it thinks I cannot hear. I fear a life of half measures, full of shadows of emotions and hints of possibilities and a thousand things I might have had if only I had reached a bit further.

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I‘m #ReadingtheBridgertons before the series becomes a new Netflix show. Pros: humor, witty banter between the MCs, big family dynamics Cons:derogatory language against a child with speech issues, a questionable consent scene, male MC who feels dragged into every level of the relationship against his will. The two epilogues did help to make up for some of the negativity in the main part of the book. #romantsy

Tadams4 Such a concise review! 3mo
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Dior by Dior | Christian Dior
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The Dior exhibit at Dallas Museum of Art is beautifully done and so inspiring. It was interesting to see how the label has changed throughout the years as each new creative director puts their own stamp on the designs.

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Today I got to see the exhibit “Monet: The Later Years” at the Kimbell Art Museum. Monet has always been one of my favorite artists and it was humbling to get to see so many of his works in one place.

lover.of.the.classics Monet is pretty good! And welcome to the Litsy Family!!! 4mo
Jillylovesbooks Thanks @lover.of.the.classics! 4mo
rretzler I‘m also a big fan of Money, although I generally prefer abstract expressionism to Impressionism. 4mo
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Three sisters from a Filipino family take over their family wedding planning business. We do have their love lives involved, but the focus is on the sibling drama and how it relates to their business. Some of the sibling trauma felt unnecessary and it would have been nice to focus on the romance more. Most of the annoying sibling stuff rang true though.

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Wednesday's Child | Rhea Ct Robbins
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#Thanks for the tag @KarenUK 1. The Bones by Marren Morris 2. I‘d be in Paris and stroll the Louvre at my leisure then pick up a few pastries and head over to the banks of the Seine to enjoy them while reading a good book. 3. A home because it‘s where we could spend many years making memories 4. @sudi @JoScho #wondrouswednesday

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I wish we were given more details of the spy training process and that the actual mission was more interesting. The MC was distracted by her love interest and personal drama during the whole book. I‘m willing to give the rest of the series a chance to see the resolution to the questions raised in this book. #readingwomenchallenge2019 - A book that is part of a series #YA

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This book covers the lives and complicated relationships of the Skinner family. The best part was the era known as “The Pause” when the siblings were young and they had to band together during their mother‘s grief to survive. I wish the book had ended there. I hated them as adults as well as the dystopian future framing device which didn‘t fit the tone of the rest of the book. The title also seemed to be at best ironic.

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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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This was a quick, fun read that explores the idea of love at first sight. The guy and girl go through quite a bit and prove that although love at first sight can be real, it takes more than that to ultimately be together. The characters were frustrating at times, but overall I enjoyed their journey. #Reesesbookclub #hellosunshine #Readingwomenchallenge2019 -A romance or love story. #romcom #contemporaryromance

sudi Welcome to Litsy 😊🙋 5mo
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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This contemporary romance would make a great rom-com movie. It had all the necessary elements including a cute guy and girl, an elevator meet-cute, great food, hot sex, some conflict, and ultimate realization of love #contemporaryromance #Romance #romcom #meetcute

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My first Litsy post! These are some of the books I‘ve read so far this year as part of the #readingwomenchallenge2019 #readingwomen #diversereading #diverseauthors #readingchallenge

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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 3mo
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