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Joanielovesbooks

Joanielovesbooks

Joined March 2017

Mom to three sons, wife, RN, lover of books (as well as lists, blogs, and other fabulous “bookish” things).
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Reviewsbylola I hope to get to this one soon! 5d
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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On to something completely different!

jpmcwisemorgan I really liked this one! 1mo
Joanielovesbooks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I liked this one a lot even though I didn‘t blast through it like some others! 5d
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Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Joanielovesbooks This was a good one 1mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Excellent

SW-T Agreed! 😊 2mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Max Hayward, Manya Harari
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Next! Inspired after finishing The Secrets we Kept

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Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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Joanielovesbooks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ fabulous read! 2mo
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Looks good!

marleed It is! 2mo
GinaKButler Loved this one! 2mo
Abby2 So good. There is a link on Lisa see‘s website to photos of jeju 2mo
Joanielovesbooks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- loved this book (edited) 2mo
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Christy Lefteri
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Joanielovesbooks Haunting book. 🐝 2mo
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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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About 75% finished- great book

Joanielovesbooks Finished! What a phenomenal book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (edited) 2mo
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When We Left Cuba | Chanel Cleeton
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Great 👍🏻

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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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Loved it

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Started this one next... looks good so far

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Joanielovesbooks Finished! Great story. 8mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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About 4 chapters into this and I am hooked!

Joanielovesbooks Loved this magical tale! 8mo
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Finished this seasonal charmer last night. It was light and entertaining.

BookishClaire I loved this! 11mo
TheBookStacker I am starting it this weekend hopefully finishing it as well. 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 11mo
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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I might simultaneously read this as well! 😳

Joanielovesbooks Abandoned this one due to time constraints only... will attempt a new start at another time. 11mo
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Late to the party! Giving this one a try😊🎉

Joanielovesbooks Got distracted with surgery and life and didn‘t yet finish this one. Back to it 11mo
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett

I really liked this on my second attempt. The characters were not that like able, but it was an interesting story and depiction of the fallout from infidelity and divorce. The structure was a little difficult to follow at times and I needed to keep referring to a character map I found online of who was who! In the end I‘m glad I read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Trying this one again- started a year or so ago and didn‘t finish.

Cinfhen It took me three tries but it finally clicked and I loved it🧡 13mo
Joanielovesbooks Thank you for that @Cinfhen 👍🏻 maybe it‘s all a matter of timing? I‘m enjoying round two so far! 13mo
Cinfhen Oh good!!! Timing is everything ⏰ 13mo
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Cinfhen @Cathythoughts you might appreciate this post 😉 13mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Ahh your an old pet to pull this up for me 😘. Maybe in the future..... 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 13mo
Joanielovesbooks I really liked this on my second attempt. The characters were not that like able, but it was an interesting story and depiction of the fallout from infidelity and divorce. The structure was a little difficult I‘ll to follow at times and I needed to keep referring to a character map I found online of who was who! I‘m glad I read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 13mo
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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles

I really enjoyed this one. Dores was such a flawed yet endearing character. Rather a heartbreaking tale.

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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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Maybe this one first! Maybe simultaneously!?

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Joanielovesbooks I hope it‘s good! Looks a little hefty😬 14mo
TrishB It‘s amazing 💕 14mo
Reviewsbylola Omg enjoy!! My absolute favorite book of 2017! 14mo
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Hazel0303 It‘s the best! 1y
Joanielovesbooks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this was excellent! 14mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Started this one. So good and only 70 pages in! 😊💗

Reviewsbylola One of my favorite books last year! 1y
BarbaraBB Great cover! And a very good book! 1y
Joanielovesbooks This a great story! 1y
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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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LOVED this book! Wow! 💗

Joanielovesbooks I have a book hangover, but need a new book suggestion. Anyone? 1y
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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Really liking this one!

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Mehso-so

Probably not a popular viewpoint, but I didn‘t love it.

anabereads Haven‘t been able to finish it. And I was so looking forward to it! 1y
Joanielovesbooks I really was looking forward to it as well. 1y
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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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Interesting structure and character development.

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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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Joanielovesbooks Changed my mind from Ghosted. I‘ll try this one first 1y
anabereads I would. Ghosted was underwhelming for me. 1y
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Ghosted: A Novel | Rosie Walsh
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Next up!

Joanielovesbooks Changed my mind... doing Summer wives next 1y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Loved this one!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Need recommendations... which one next?

Joanielovesbooks Or... some other choice? 1y
erinreads The Heart‘s Invisible Furies! 💕 1y
Joanielovesbooks @erinreads that one does look really good! 1y
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LikelyLibrarian Educated, Circe and Furies are all five star reads, IMO. Westover‘s memoir was hard to read though, triggering for anyone who‘s experienced abuse. Furies will also have you crying from time to time, but both are uplifting too. Circe is best if you need something a little less heavy. It‘s beautifully written and relevant, but it‘s less painful. (edited) 1y
LikelyLibrarian PS: Pachinko is on my TBR list for July! 1y
Chelsea.Poole These all are great choices! I‘m reading Circe now and 😍!! 1y
Chelsea.Poole Oh and I loveddd Furies too, @erinreads ♥️ 1y
Joanielovesbooks @LikelyLibrarian and @Chelsea.Poole took your advice and will start with Circe. Also, @LikelyLibrarian thinking Pachinko will be next 1y
Redwritinghood Heart‘s Invisible Furies! 1y
BarbaraBB Not The Immortalists! It‘s not as good as some of the above mentioned! 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Furies ❤️❤️ Wish I could read it again for the first time! 1y
ReadZenRites Such lovely choices! I‘ve started Pachinko, and love it so far. Welcome to Litsy, if I haven‘t said so already!😊💕 1y
tammysue Loved Circe ❤️ 1y
Joanielovesbooks @SledgeReader I decided on Circe and next will probably be Furies! Yay such good choices so little time!! 1y
SledgeReader @Joanielovesbooks Ooh good plan! Please let@me@know about Furies! 1y
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So beautifully written!

Joanielovesbooks Waiting for the gang here to give me a good what‘s next recommendation! 2y
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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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Gentleman in Moscow; An American Marriage; As Bright as Heaven; The Immortalists; The Next Year in Havana; The Great Alone? Or something completely different? Recommendations?

Amie Gentleman in Moscow is excellent. 2y
Joanielovesbooks Anyone else have a recommendation from those listed? Or something else? Adding The Historian to the mix 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders All look great! All are on my TBR 🙂 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have three of these on my TBR also! 2y
kstadt929 I cannot wait to get my hands on and read The Great Alone or As Bright As Heaven! The Immortalists is on my TBR shelf. The only one I‘ve read from your list is An American Marriage and it was so-so for me. 2y
Joanielovesbooks @kstadt929 - I think I‘m in agreement with you after “sampling” about 5-10 pages of each! Although BOTM came today Circe and Then She was Gone... ugh more decisions! 2y
kstadt929 I also got Then She Was Gone from BOTM! Looking forward to that one too! I think we have similar tastes in our books 😁 2y
Vertabrain Loved Bright As Heaven! 2y
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I enjoyed this book.

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First audio book. Question: those of you that utilize audio books where do you typically get them? Audible? Kindle with audio? Or some other treasure I am yet aware of? Just curious. I can definitely see the value in listening to books - I just don‘t want to spend $20-25 per book. Thanks.

RaimeyGallant I haven't started audiobooking yet, but I think Apple is getting in on the action. 2y
megt I started using Audible a few months ago, but I get the majority of my audiobooks through the library. 2y
Kaye If you wanna go lowest cost, use the library. Lots of libraries may not have huge audiobook selections, so if not, these are the ones I‘ve used : Scribd , back when it was 9.99 unlimited. Now it‘s more with less selection than others. Audible has the biggest selection and many plans. The one a month is 15 bucks a book, but if you sign up for bigger plans, you get them for the best deal. I think their top one is maybe 230 bucks ? That‘s for 2y
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Kaye CONT 24 credits/ year. It figures out to under 9 bucks a book. Audiobooks.com is 15 per book, but their selection isn‘t great. Downpour.com is 13 a credit. Their app is nicer than audiobooks.com, but their selection is also less than Audible. It depends on what route you want. I also have 7 online library cards plus Hoopla so there‘s another route to take. No cost, big selection 2y
Well-ReadNeck Library is #1 for me as well. I‘ve joined audible in the past, too. They have some specials (like first three months/credits for less; buy 3 credits for $5 each, etc.). 2y
swishandflick Add me to the library recommendation! It's a fairly new discovery for me and it's a game changer. I still have Audinle as well for books I want to keep always like HP. Or books that have a really long wait list at the library and I really don't want to wait, haha 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders If your library has Hoopla (or Overdrive is very common) there is a wealth of audiobooks. With Hoopla they are available instantly and it‘s free. 2y
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Mdargusch I loved this book! 2y
Texreader I‘m looking forward to reading this one 2y
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Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Loved this book!

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Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Loving this so far

Wife The audiobook was lovely! 2y
kstadt929 I have this on my TBR too! 😁 2y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Fabulous

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Loving this book so far! It was a fabulous read! Loved it! Looking for the next great read now. So many choices. Recommendations?

Joanielovesbooks It keeps getting better and better!!💗 2y
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"At least it's not HOSAF"

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😸 2y
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