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Jovy

Jovy

Joined September 2016

Book is life. 📚 Coffee enhances it. ☕️
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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I would have enjoyed this more if I didn‘t feel like I was rereading The Guest List. Still a solid pick!

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All wrapped up for #fall #Booked2021

Haven‘t had the time to do individual reviews but most of these are a pick! Many thanks to the hosts, as always.

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 Congrats on completing your final quarter of #Booked2021
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Fantastic!! 3w
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One True Loves | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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What a poignant yet hopeful, beautiful love story. My heart ached for all three characters. At this point, TJR can do no wrong in my eyes! Also, the narration is awesome - I will go find more Julia Whelan to listen to now.

SamanthaMarie It was really really good. I'm happy with the ending, it felt the most true to me for those characters. 2mo
Jovy @SamanthaMarie Agree! 🙌🏻 It was the ending I was rooting for too! 2mo
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Later | Stephen King
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I am a life-long Stephen King fan and his books are my comfort food. This one checked all the boxes for me - creepy, engaging, and great characterization. No one writes kids like SK can. I hope he comes back and revisit Jaime Conklin in future books.

#Booked2021 #NewIn2021

Cinfhen I never got into SK books but I‘m always impressed by his legions of fans who swear by his deliverance. He doesn‘t seem to disappoint 😁🙌🏻 2mo
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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Great mystery with just the right touch of creepy! Another first author for me, and glad I picked this up.

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Our Dark Duet | Victoria Schwab
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Ah, that ending… painful, but perfectly executed. My first Schwab series and looking forward to more.

#MountTBR2021 #SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView Awesome 3mo
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The Amber Spyglass | Philip Pullman
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What a journey! Without a doubt one of the richest fantasy series out there. Lyra and Will, and all the cast will always have a special place in my heart. Such a bittersweet ending… 💔

#MountTBR2021 #SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView Way to go! 👍📖 3mo
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— Unpopular opinion — This started out genuinely funny, and while I can appreciate how it sheds light on what it‘s like to work for the NHS, Kay comes off as obnoxious and disrespectful of some of his colleagues. Maybe it‘s his coping mechanism but I just could not get past it.

Still, kudos to all the healthcare professionals for their hard work day in and day out.

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#Booked2021 #summer wrap up

Loved all the books I read for the summer prompt! My faves were the bottom two. I must admit I would not have read Betty if not for this challenge. Glad I did.

Cinfhen Betty was SO GOOD!!! Congrats on completing #ThirdQuarter #Booked2021 Don‘t forget you have until midnight, **Oct 3** to fill out the third quarter form
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Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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This was a quick, absorbing read! Creepy and twisted, but I did not feel as invested with the characters as I expected. Still an easy pick!

#Booked2021 #LatinXAuthor

BarbaraTheBibliophage Interesting … okay, creepy … premise! 4mo
Cinfhen I read this one too!!! Super disturbing!!! The audio narration was 🔥🔥🔥 4mo
Cathythoughts I enjoyed this one .. creepy & a good page turner 4mo
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Dawn: A Novel | Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye
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Not as compelling as the first book, but still makes you think about what you would do in his shoes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Booked2021 #Under150pages
#SeriesRead2021

Cinfhen I haven‘t read this one, even though I‘ve read and re-read NIGHT many many times. Thanks for reminding me to continue on 💔 4mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 👍📖📚 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage He is so wise … borne of hard, hard experiences. 4mo
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I did not enjoy this quite as much as the first. I suppose Mark Lawrence is setting us up for the finale, but the story seemed a bit drawn out. Still, the witty humor kept me turning the page and that ending was definitely worth the wait! I have very high expectations of book 3.

#SeriesRead2021

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I think we all know exactly where we were and what we were doing when we learned about the attack of 9/11. I remember being in total shock. But I don‘t think I fully grasped the magnitude of that event until I read (or in this case, listened to) this book. I ugly cried. Many many times. It‘s heartbreaking, inspirational and so humbling. I cannot recommend this enough.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

#Booked2021 #Relatedto911

Cinfhen Yesssssss!!! I felt similarly listening to this audio!! If you have the stomach for more this audio BROKE ME 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I am listening now and agree 💯 with your review. Just so good and really intense. 5mo
Jovy @Cinfhen Ohhh thanks I will check it out! 5mo
Jovy @BarbaraTheBibliophage It is intense, took me days to get over it! 5mo
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I am so loving this series! The plot expands to epic proportions in this second installment. Great addition of Will Parry to balance out Lyra‘s more impulsive nature. The only thing that disappointed me is there was no bear in this one. Perhaps we‘ll meet Iorek again in the 3rd book!

#MountTBR2021 #SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView Way to go! 5mo
DivineDiana Have you watched the TV series? It‘s so good! 4mo
Jovy @DivineDiana No I haven‘t! Is it true to the books? 4mo
DivineDiana Only read one of the books. There is only one season so far. So not sure. But it‘s good! 4mo
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One of Us Is Next | Karen M. Mcmanus
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It‘s good to be back in Bayview High! We get introduced to new main characters but it was also fun catching up with the original cast. I thought this sequel was just as good as the first. A fun, engrossing YA mystery.

#Booked2021 #ContainsPhotos
#SeriesRead2021

Cinfhen I really enjoyed the first book 😄I‘ll have to check out this one ☝🏼 5mo
TheSpineView Great job! 🤩📖 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice choice! 5mo
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The first book in The Others series is off to a good start! A unique take on humans and supernaturals coexisting in society. Anne Bishop is one of my favorite authors, and she writes relationships very well so I am eager to see where this goes! 🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺

#MountTBR2021
#Booked2021 #ColorInTitle
#SeriesRead2021

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice choice! 6mo
ShelleyBooksie I LOVE this series 6mo
Jovy @ShelleyBooksie Good to know! I am excited to complete ♥️ 6mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 👍📖📚 6mo
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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A solid murder mystery with short chapters that kept me hooked! The audio was superb.

DivineDiana Next Book Club read! 6mo
Jovy @DivineDiana Lots of discussion points, enjoy!! 6mo
DivineDiana Thank you! 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So true 😩 6mo
WJCintron Sooooo true!!!! 5mo
Nute Truth! 4mo
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Prince of Fools | Mark Lawrence
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I absolutely loved The Broken Empire trilogy, and The Red Queen‘s War is set in the same world and timeline, but with different characters. I like Prince Jalan enough, but Mark Lawrence might have spoiled all anti-heroes for me, after Prince Jorg. But I still liked this book! The bromance between Jalan and Snorri is fun to read. I look forward to the next book in the series. 🗡🗡🗡🗡

#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Awesome! 🤩 6mo
TrishB I founds it a hard shift too! 6mo
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Another classic I should have read earlier. I love Lyra and this magical, complex world Pullman concocted. Pure genius! The audiobook was brilliant.

#MountTBR2021 #SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView Great job! 7mo
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#Booked2021 #spring wrap up

Very good quarter - got a couple of 5 ⭐️ reads (left) and a few books off my long TBR list. Great prompts!

Cinfhen Woohoo ? ??‼️ Dont forget…You have until midnight, **July 3** to fill out the second quarter form? ?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! I see your entry! (edited) 7mo
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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I‘ve waited way too long to pick this up! Such a fascinating concept about monsters. I enjoyed both August and Kate and very much looking forward to the next book. 🎻🎻🎻🎻

#Booked2021 #MusicalInstrumentOnCover
#MountTBR2021 #SeriesRead2021

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I see I‘ve previously stacked this book…maybe I need to finally pick it up ❣️ 7mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Cool pick! 7mo
chlolovesbooks Love this series! 7mo
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I didn‘t think it was possible to love this sequel even more than the first, but I did! The characters are so starkly real, I physically ache for them. Kudos to Umrigar for creating a fascinating story of unlikely friendships, of resilience, forgiveness and hope. Highly recommended in audio, with Kleenex on the side. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#Booked2021 #SetInACountryWhereUNPeacekeepersAre
#SeriesRead2021

Cinfhen Agreed!!!! I loved both books SO MUCH!!! It was a very satisfying sequel 7mo
TheSpineView Way to go!👍📖 7mo
SilversReviews LOVED The Space Between Us…good to hear this is good too. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oooh, I might have to stack both books! 7mo
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The Vanishing Half | Brit Bennett
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An engrossing, beautifully written story about twin sisters whose lives took on different paths after one major life choice. This book covers many grounds - from racism to abuse, gender identity, acceptance, yet doesn‘t feel heavy. Very much worth the hype, in my opinion.

RebelReader Will be starting this one next for book group. 7mo
Jovy @RebelReader Good choice for a group read! 👍🏻 (edited) 7mo
CarolynM I loved this one 7mo
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Raven King | Maggie Stiefvater
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“He was a book, and he was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went, and he didn‘t want it to be over.”

This quote summarizes all my feels while finishing this series. Maggie‘s writing is so simple, and yet so lyrical. It‘s hard to put into words how I feel. Just, I am totally undone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#MountTBR2021 #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖 8mo
sprainedbrain I felt something similar when I finished. ❤️ 8mo
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Tackling my #MountTBR2021 goals and I can FINALLY say I get the “so long, and thanks for all the fish” references I hear from folks. This was hilarious and witty and Stephen Fry‘s narration knocked it out of the park! 🛸🛸🛸🛸

CarolynM 😂 8mo
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Wow! Anyone who reads this book will not be able to deny the existence of racism in America. Very compelling and tough to swallow — this should be required reading.

#Booked2021 #AntiRacismBook

Cinfhen Great review!! It‘s going in my June #BoTM box 🤓 (edited) 8mo
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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My first Matt Haig. A story about second chances and hope. I enjoyed it well enough, even if it‘s a tad predictable. Not sure I‘d go as far as picking it for GR choice award though.

#Booked2021 #TitleIncludesLibraryOrLibrarian

Cinfhen Totally agree!! 9mo
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue | Maggie Stiefvater
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I love, love, love all the characters in the Raven Cycle! I don‘t even care where the plot is going at this point. 😍

#MountTBR2021 #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 👍📖📚 9mo
TK421 I love this series! Will Patten is a great narrator for these books as well. 9mo
Jovy @TK421 Agree! Loved his reading for this series. 👍🏻 9mo
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All the feels for this book! I loved this whimsical, feel-good, quirky fairy tale that left me alternating between sobbing and smiling. Lovely on audio as well. My favorite for the year so far! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Booked2021 #Hear/Here

Cinfhen I‘ve seen SO MANY glowing reviews for this one!! Glad you enjoyed as well 💗 9mo
AmyG Have you read this @Cinfhen? Because if not....you need to. It‘s that lovely. 9mo
Cinfhen I haven‘t @AmyG but now I feel like I need to remedy that 9mo
Jovy @AmyG @Cinfhen Yes!! ♥️ 9mo
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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I thought this was fun! I liked all the characters except for one of the moms. The Breakfast Club vibes made me feel nostalgic, but the impact of technology in our teens today is something I‘m glad I didn‘t have to go through. An easy pick!

#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great job! 9mo
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Another one of those books that didn‘t need to be written. It took forever to finish and didn‘t really make me appreciate why Snow is the way he is. Can I just get Finnick‘s story? Or Haymitch. Either one would be lovely.

#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView That's a bummer! 10mo
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#Booked2021 #winter wrap up

Only one book was meh (Sourdough) so overall a good quarter. I have nothing set for the spring season so I better start planning!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! Also confirming we do have your information for the drawing! 🎉🎉 10mo
Cinfhen Yay for mostly winners!!!! 10mo
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Reformed bad boy meets movie star in the second installment of the Winston Bros series. I think I liked this even better than the first, although it could have been shortened a tad bit. Very funny characters and all the Winston Bros are swoon-worthy! Can‘t wait to get to Cletus‘ story.

#Booked2021 #MustacheOnCover
#SeriesRead2021

Eyelit Cletus is my fave - hope you enjoy! 10mo
TheSpineView Way to go!👍🤩📖 10mo
Cinfhen These books look so fun 🤩 10mo
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A beautiful memoir! Harper‘s insights on life and patient care is inspiring and thought provoking. At the end of the day, that‘s what I call a good read.

#Booked2021 #COVIDHEROES

4thhouseontheleft Great review! (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen Agreed/ beautiful storytelling with enough humility and humor to lighten the tougher moments 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I definitely appreciated this one! 10mo
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Mehso-so

There really was no need for a book 2. RP1 was fresh and exciting, and the sequel was not nearly as engaging. I thought it was still OK though, until I got to the very disappointing ending. Game over pls.

#SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView I agree with you! 👍📖📚 10mo
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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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I have mixed feelings about this one. It started out delightful and whimsical, then turned so odd. Like cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs odd. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It was well-written though and beautifully narrated.

#Booked2021 #BakedGoodsOnCover
#MountTBR2021

Cinfhen Love the review!!!! Im not a huge fan of magical realism so those types of books feel odd for me too. At least you knocked off another prompt 🙌🏻♥️ 11mo
BennettBookworm Agreed yeah the second half/ending had me very confused 😂 11mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Cute and fluffy! Nothing new here - but sometimes you need a light, quick read to cleanse the palate.

#Booked2021 #AuthorsfirstnamestartswithABorC
#MountTBR2021

Cinfhen Exactly!!! And im always glad when a book can do that 💙 11mo
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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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So much love for the Raven Boys, Blue and her family. I can tell this series will go to my reread pile. Also, Ronan Lynch is badass!

#SeriesRead2021 #MountTBR2021

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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What a man, and what a President! A very enlightening and inspiring read. Highly recommended in audio. Can‘t wait for volume two. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Sorry this is late! @Mavey #EscapeReality

✨ I have not had much screen time recently but ‘A Quiet Place‘ seems interesting in a book/series.
✨ The Wit from the Farseer Trilogy so I can talk to my dog!
✨ Gilead - at the time of Roland Deschain‘s gunslingers.

Mavey Cool answers! Thanks for playing @Jovy !🤗 12mo
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I like The Dry better but I thought this was a worthy follow up. Good mystery that had me guessing till the end. Jane Harper‘s very good at setting up the atmosphere. With The Dry, you can almost feel the heat in the air. Here it‘s the damp and cold. Nicely done.

#Booked2021 #SetInAustralia
#SeriesRead2021
#MountTBR2021

Cinfhen Agreed!!! Her settings almost become another character 12mo
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The Broken Earth series might be the most unique I have encountered and book two is even better than the first. The magic system is fascinating, the characters are multi-layered and the writing is just gorgeous!

#Booked2021 #SFWrittenByAWoman @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView
#MountTBR2021

TheSpineView This is a good series. The books are real chunksters!🤩📖 12mo
LazyOwl 💯 agree 12mo
emz711 Agreed! So amazing 12mo
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
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Marie Lu could not have ended June and Day‘s story any better. Heartbreakingly beautiful ending. This might be my favorite of the trilogy. If you like YA dystopia, this is a solid series to get into.

#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Awesome! 🤩 12mo
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#3reasons to stay alive:

1. So much of the world left to explore 🌎
2. So many books left to read 📚
3. So many friends yet to meet 🙋🏻‍♀️

wanderinglynn Yes, yes, yes! 🙌🏻 great reasons. ❤️ 13mo
wanderinglynn Sorry for all the commmets. Litsy went wonky on me there for a bit 😆 13mo
Jovy @wanderinglynn No worries! Litsy was a little off, my post didn‘t show up right away. I thought I had to redo 😀 13mo
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The second book in the Legend series lives up to its predecessor. Day and June are back with more action and political intrigue. There‘s a marked improvement on characterization and world building, and that ending!! That was a punch in the gut. 💔

#SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView 👍📖 13mo
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#Booked2020 #fall prompts

I‘ve read books I wouldn‘t normally pick up because of this challenge so thanks to the hosts for the opportunity!

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 🙌🏻
congrats on completing #Fall #Booked2020 💗This is your #OfficialFinalEntry 🎊WELL DONE🥳
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 📚♥️🎉 13mo
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This is a great conversation starter with your kids on diversity and appreciation and kindness. Nicely illustrated too.

#ReadWithMrBook #NewberryAwardWinner

Traci1 This looks terrific. I just looked it up, and my library has it. Hoping to pick it up this week to read to my little guy. 13mo
Jovy @Traci1 That‘s great! I wished they had this 10yrs ago when my kids were at that age. 13mo
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Looking for Alaska | John Green
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This has been in my TBR for so long and I wasn‘t in a rush to read it because I heard it‘s very similar to Paper Towns. But I‘m glad I did, I actually liked this one better! This coming-of-age story is both funny and sad, silly and deep. Quintessential John Green.

Wil Wheaton‘s narration was awesome, as usual.

#Booked2020 #bottomofyourTBR
#MountTBR2020

Cinfhen Yay!! It feels good to get that bottom book off the (virtual) shelf!! 13mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser I also recently read this book as well as Paper Towns. And yes, they do have a similar feel. I have The Fault In Our Stars on my shelf and that might be it of John Green for me. I think I needed to be much younger to thoroughly enjoy them. 11mo
Jovy @Curiouser_and_curiouser I get what you mean! Fault is still his best book in my opinion. 11mo
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The Space Between Us LP | Thrity Umrigar
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A captivating story about two women who, if not for the social class they were born in, could have been the best of friends. Beautifully written and thought-provoking. Great on audio, too!

#Booked2020 #setinindiaorsouthernasia

Cinfhen I loved this book!! I have the sequel to still read 13mo
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