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Kboltz

Kboltz

Joined May 2016

Science teacher, live to read outside, show me your books and I will show you mine,follow me on Instagram @buckeyereaderbookclub
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Historical fiction of two icons who both became entwined with the world of Aristotle Onassis. Facts are given with the fictional story written of what may have happened when an opera star and an ex First Lady end up in this billionaires life. If only social media existed then!

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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I just keep reading her books and every one of them is different and each has a different take on relationships. This one is personal to the author about her abusive dad…she wrote it with the intention of making you think that it always seems easy to the onlooker that leaving an abusive relationship is easy.

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Just found this author and now I have all of her other books to read. Historical fiction based on the lives of the 3 people who first entered King Tuts tomb. That curse is for real. 😳. Good historical background at the end. Stroke recovery with Eve, one of the three that took antiquities from the tomb.

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I love when I find a book that I have never heard about and I love it. Great YA read. 12 girls all with individual problems are sent to a school in Maine. Loved the darkened chapters that gives the reader the backgrounds on how their troubles began. Very good ending. For YA and parents!

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Tik tok convinced me to read it and I did love it. Bree finds Archer and with both of their tragic histories they make a great story. Tiktok@kboltreads!:). Just read it! I did and liked it.😁

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The real island that was the vacation spot for Princess Margaret. How did I come upon a royal based read?! Willy May decides to build a home, Firefly, on this same island that is visited by aristocrats and Mick Jagger! Good nostalgia if you have grown up in the seventies. Mother/daughter/sisters read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Acts of Violet | Margarita Montimore
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Great second book from the author of Oona out of Order. Magic is the key to this story, Violet Volk, a female magician disappears during an act and has been gone for ten years. Great read, set with emails, podcast interviews, and her sisters madness of why Violet has always done things that cause distress. 💜💜💜💜💜

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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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Loved this book in every aspect from start to finish. Set in a small New Hampshire town, Emma reluctantly comes home to help with her ailing father. Opioids, animals in a protected area, ghosts that watch all that goes on, lost friends, and a quirky family. Loved everything in this book. Fun and loving. Your first love is your family and those first best friends.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Olympus, Texas | Stacey Swann
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Five stars! A family drama in a small fictional town in Texas, but we know better, all small towns have this drama. Great read! Loved Vera and I am glad that June finally made a decision for herself. I hope that Artie is ok!

Chelsea.Poole Loved this one! 1mo
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Found this at the library..a Holocaust survivor brings his history into his family‘s happenings in Alabama. Characters that resonate with a lot happening in today‘s world. Makes you think, what would you do? So much in this book but written precisely to the point of the telling. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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Loved this book that is set in 1969 and the music setting of the Laurel Canyon music scene. I just wish that Jane Quinn and Daisy Jones were real woman musicians from that decade! Love music or sports in my reading like this so This was a winner for me!✌🏼

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Maybe Someday | Colleen Hoover
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Another good one from Colleen Hoover. Sydney loves listening to Ridge play his guitar across their apt complex. I‘m not going to say any more other than you can look up music that goes with their story. Loved it!

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I loved the Land of Story series, this second book in Chris Colfer‘s new series is set in A kingdom where Brystal is the Fairy Godmother and magic and fairies have made a comeback to be legal. Of course the brotherhood does not like that women and fairies and magic are moving in on their world. A good message for young readers at the end of this book.

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Owen has allegations brought against him and then there are attacks that start happening in his neighborhood. Saffyre is just trying to get through her teen years. Mix in family trusts, neighbors who just see and make up what they think is true, throw in a now missing girl and the real story comes out. Someone who has read this…was the Fox needed?🥴🤫

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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Why did it take me this long to find this author? I don‘t even really like love stories…well that has now changed! How many more do I get to read? Ben defends Fallon after he over hears her father say that bc of her scars her acting career may be over. A story of being confident in yourself and loving no matter what. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️

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Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Queen Victoria becomes Queen at the age of 18. Will she decide to marry or will she remain unwed…she makes the men of the court crazy as they try to decide for her what she should do. Taken from her diaries, her and Queen Elizabeth are true rulers that outlasted most men!:)

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Don't Know Tough | Eli Cranor
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A football mystery! A small town coach who has made it through the foster care system knows how hard it is for his Star running back. Sometimes football is all that they have. Great read.

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The Pilot's Daughter | Meredith Jaeger
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Double timeline of the 1920s and 1945, Ellie is on a mission with her aunt who was a famous Ziegfield Follies girl to find out who the woman is that her father was writing to after he was lost during WW2. A true life murder mystery is thrown in. SAN Francisco/NYC make this read a good historical rollercoaster of when men ruled all.😩🥴🤫. Love Ellie‘s determination to not go that route as a woman.

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Every Summer After | Carley Fortune
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Percy and Sam share their summers at the lake every summer from middle school through high school. Best friends who share the bond of friendship…will anything more become of it? Of course but the story to get there is a good read.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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I kept seeing this reviewed and it has been on my TBR. Well I finished it in one day so I think I loved it! Did she or didn‘t she? Loved this book. Mystery, tragedy, love story. Great read.

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What Jonah Knew: A Novel | Barbara Graham
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Paranormal at its best. Jonah knows things about Henry but the problem is that Henry is dead. Lucie can‘t understand why her son has night tremors and says that he has another mother. 😳. This is a great story…I believe!

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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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I love science and I love Blake Crouch‘s books that are full of science. Logan‘s DNA has been upgraded by his geneticist mom. In the future world where genetic engineering is being controlled, Logan knows his DNA upgrade has surpassed all that has yet to be passed on in humanity. Loved this story once again by the best science writer of our time. 🧬 The last chapter after the epilogue is mind numbing.

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Mallory is her own woman and she chooses to not get married. She has her Labor Day weekend each year with Jake and that suits her life fine. Liked this read and I loved that each year we get to read the list of things that took place or people who we were all talking about. Same time next year gets a reboot in a book!:)

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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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I didn‘t think I would want to read a book that involves Covid but I read this and I loved her writing. Romance and Covid, didn‘t know it would be a thing but this works for me. We all lived through it in different ways and this book covers those feelings.

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The Measure | NIKKI. ERLICK
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Go and get this book, especially if you need a choice for your book club. Boxes show up all around the world and inside, if you choose to look, is either a short string or a long string which determines how long the remainder of your life on Earth is. Loved this story. Very original. Would you look in your box? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Listened to this and it is read by Jennifer Grey. She is very honest about everything that has happened in her life. From Dirty Dancing to her relationships to Dancing with the Stars to still having pain from the car wreck with Matthew Broderick. Loved the chapter on her decision to be a stay at home mom at the age of 40. Great listen!

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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Loved this book and my favorite character is the Octopus! Just a great story that weaves the lives of a mom that lost her son 30 years ago and Cameron who‘s mom left him. How does the octopus fit into this story? You need to read it to find out but it works. Loved it 🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙

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The Stardust Thief | Chelsea Abdullah
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Great retelling of the search for the magic lamp. Jinns and humans travel to find the lamp to revenge the sultan.

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If you married someone and thought you knew him and then he disappeared what do you know? Enjoyed this quick read…love the ending, it works for this book.

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Surviving Savannah | Patti Callahan
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1838, a family and others take a steamship up the coast towards cooler weather for the summer. Historically the steamship Pulaski sinks. Three timelines tell this story, past and present. It should have ended before the editor decided to retell us all of the information that we already covered. Good story but the present day timeline became too predictable.

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The Newcomer: A Novel | Mary Kay Andrews
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I love when I find a new author! This is the perfect beach read…a mystery that finds Letty and her niece hiding in Treasure Island Florida to figure out who killed Letty‘s sister. A mystery and a love story with snowbirds of Florida thrown in for comic moments.

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Loved this book. Two chemists find each other and their chemistry makes a great story. I never thought that a dog as a character would be this enjoyable! Ties up together nicely at the end. Women in the 60s…🥴. Go and read this book ladies, take some time for yourselves!

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The Lion in the Lei Shop | Kaye Starbird
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Thought this would be an interesting insight about the bombing at Pearl Harbor. What does one remember when something so historical happens and you are there? Mother and daughter recall that day and time….I thought there would be interesting viewpoints/feelings. No, nothing that I couldn‘t have imagined myself and I was not born then! 1970 writing is not the answer!

EvieBee What a let down. I know it is a Nancy Pearl recommendation but she can be a little out there lol! (edited) 4mo
Kboltz @EvieBee yep, it sounded like such a good read and I was excited that it was written in the 70s. Oh well. 4mo
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The Lion's Den | Katherine St. John
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The yacht trip from hell but yes I would go if invited! Belle‘s “friend” asks her to go on her old boyfriends yacht for her birthday..no one needs a friend like Summer. Good tension and activity throughout this read. Another great summer read.

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Perfect fun summer read. Who wouldn‘t want to have to go on your twin sisters honeymoon that was already paid for! Fun read.

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Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Alabama 1973 and Civil Townsend becomes a nurse in a Montgomery clinic to help the less fortunate. The historical truth behind this novel of sterilization of young uneducated girls is just hard to believe. Written from several aspects of white and black, those that have and those that don‘t and the governmental injustices just does not seem real. Every woman needs to read this.

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I love every topic that Davis takes from history especially because most are set in NYC. This one is set with converging timelines that include the Frick collection, the Frick family and parts of their sordid history. Thrown in is the story behind the real life model who was the muse for many statues seen in the city. A bit of a mystery are in these and they are always woven together nicely. Look up the art and statues mentioned.

Texreader Excellent review 4mo
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Loved this and will read the rest of this series. Poppy and Hawke in a world in which history is hidden from the chosen Maiden. Vampires and wolven oh my! If you love the Court of Thorns and Roses series then you will LOVE this series. But should this really be YA? Beware…it‘s hot in this world!

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Avery is your average girl in high school who is laying low until a letter comes and announces that she is the recipient of a billionaires estate whom she has never met. She must live in the gigantic house of the deceased with his 4 grandsons and their moms. Riddles abound as Avery tries to find out why she was chosen. Should I read the second book? I do want to know if she does make it through the year.

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Minus Me | Mameve Medwed
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Annie gets a diagnosis that leads her on a journey of hiding her feelings and what may happen from her caring husband Sam. Cute, loving story that makes you realize to include and appreciate the people in your life. I was worried at the end of how few pages I had to go…ended up nicely. Go eat a sammich!

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Esther falls into a depression when tragedy strikes. Her husband sends her to an island where a doctor takes in people to help them. Set between different times, letters are found that should have been sent to Esther 60 years ago. A love lost and found. A nice read to start the summer reading season.

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Moon Over Manifest | Clare Vanderpool
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Good middle grade book about the depression in a town in Kansas. Abilene learns about the town‘s past while looking for her father‘s past in this small town.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love to read a book that when it is over you want to share it with everyone. A story of love lost, love found. Find that door and walk through it. Buy this book, love it, share it, keep it.

LoverOfLearning YES loved loved loved this book! ❤️ 6mo
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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I thought that I was going to love this by its premise, dystopian indigenous world where tribes are being hunted by recruiters to be put into schools but where they never return. Too little history of how this came about and the characters just never seemed to be defined. I wanted to love it.

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Home Front | Kristin Hannah
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How did I miss this book from Kristin Hannah? This may be my new favorite read from her. Jo comes from a broken home and joins the military and trains to fly the Blackhawk helicopters in the military. She is called to service leaving her children and her husband behind. This book does not get political but greatly shows us how our veterans should be treated during and especially after coming back from war. Five ⭐️ salute! 🇺🇸

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Wow!!! Did not know the premise of the book and I am glad I didn‘t. Just wow…what a read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Waited for it in paperback and it was worth the wait.

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A cute read. Greta has lost her mom so she departs on an Alaskan cruise with her father. A little romance mixed with remembrance and regrets. Read in a day and enjoyed it.

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I loved the name and the premise but the main character Elin could not make a decision if her life depended on it! I wish that the historical aspect of the sanitarium was a larger part of the main story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️. There is a second book…convince me to attempt that!

lynneamch Agree and the end just seemed like it didn't fit. 7mo
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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I loved this read. A mother hides her past from her son and daughter. Through the telling of her past in her will, all the people in her life are made aware of her secrets. Every character in this book tells a story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ swim forever!

EvieBee Would you categorize this as a mystery? 7mo
Kboltz @EvieBee No…not a true” who Dunnit” but a mystery that is in the mix of a story (edited) 7mo
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The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Cute story. Ceony becomes an apprentice to become a paper magician. Can she fight through his heart? The heart holds the truth in this story. Origami comes to life!