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KennedyBooks

Joined May 2016

‘The books transported her to new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives‘
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Salem's Lot by Stephen King
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The Universe of Us by Lang Leav
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I got through this so quickly! I know a lot of people took issue with the writing style and the switching between memoir and factual but I really enjoyed it and having a neutral narrator as well as Jennifer I think actually added dimensions to the story. The story itself is extraordinary- you just have to read it to believe it. It raises questions over nature vs nurture and a look at truly unique family dynamic.

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The Gold Bug | Edgar Allan Poe
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Hey guys! Discussion is open! What did you think?! Did you enjoy it? Favourite parts! Let‘s talk! @RainyDayReading @Quasifesto @starlight97 @sprainedbrain @cobwebmoth @BookwormM @mypoesoul @ananisgirl #eagerforedgar

KennedyBooks I think after reading this I really want to create a Gold Bug necklace! 2y
cobwebmoth I enjoyed it. I thought the solution was really clever. 2y
starlight97 @KennedyBooks what a great idea! 2y
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starlight97 I enjoyed it too, it was really smart, and I liked how they explained the whole solution step by step. Although I had a hard time understanding Jupiter's accent, since English is not my native language. But I think I got used to it after a while :) 2y
RainyDayReading Ack I‘m so behind 🙈 I‘ve gotten halfway through but put it down and completely spaced on it. As soon as I get home today I‘m finishing it so I can actually contribute something xD 2y
KennedyBooks I agree @cobwebmoth I really enjoyed the cryptography in it! @starlight97 I completely under why you would struggle with Jupiter‘s accent! @RainyDayReading it happens to the best of us! Just join in when you can 😊 2y
AnansiGirl Googling info on The Gold Bug I found a BookRiot story that Poe invented the word cryptograph and the first person to incorporate it into a plot. 2y
BookwormM I liked this story it was not what I expected from Poe the slow revealing of the mystery worked really well. Loved the way the title was a play on words the literal gold bug and the gold bug relating to treasure hunting 2y
starlight97 @anansigirl wow that's really interesting 😮 2y
CoffeeNBooks I really liked the cryptography and the explanation of the solution. It was so much more thorough than if Poe had just written "Hey, there was a code, I cracked it, and voila. I found the treasure." 2y
CoffeeNBooks @BookwormM I agree- the play on words was great! 2y
Quasifesto I finally caught up and read it. Pretty good. I remember liking it better as a kid. 2y
Quasifesto Is there another #EagerforEdgar read, yet? 2y
KennedyBooks @Quasifesto there will be a list up tomorrow of the next 8 or so reads 😁 2y
GarthRanzz Please tag me when you release the list. I‘d love to join in! 2y
starlight97 @KennedyBooks is the list up already? Did I miss it? 2y
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The Gold Bug | Edgar Allan Poe
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Firstly apologies! When I first had the idea last week everything was good- unfortunately some life drama got in the way to how I wanted this to start! But im ready to go! So the first pick....The Gold Bug! The group discussion will start for this on 2nd May and hopefully this gives everyone enough time! If not join in whenever! So excited to start this with you all #Eagerforedgar #poe #goldbug

KennedyBooks And last but certainly not least @anansigirl so looking forward to sharing this with you all!!! 2y
RainyDayReading Wooo!!! 2y
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Quasifesto Yay! 2y
cobwebmoth Thanks for setting this up! 2y
mypoesoul Sounds great!!! 😊 2y
sprainedbrain Great! I can get that one read by May 2. 😃 2y
AnansiGirl No need to apologize, it‘s completely understandable that sometimes real life circumstances have to be taken care. Thank you for setting up the Poe reading! 2y
starlight97 Yaaay thanks! 😊 2y
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Hey Littens! I got to thinking this weekend would anyone be interested in doing a buddy read of Poe‘s works? It wouldn‘t be too much of a commitment- maybe a story or poem each fortnight/month and a group discussion about it? Let me know if you would be interested and I‘ll get a schedule arranged if there‘s an appetite! #EagerforEdgar

AnansiGirl I‘m interested! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
starlight97 Sounds good! 2y
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sprainedbrain I would definitely be down for this! 2y
cobwebmoth You have my attention.😊 2y
BookwormM I am interested 2y
KennedyBooks @anansigirl @starlight97 @sprainedbrain @cobwebmoth @BookwormM oh yay! So excited! I will put together something in the next day or so and let you all know at least the first read will be! So excited to be doing this with you all 😊😊😊 2y
sprainedbrain @KennedyBooks cool! I love Poe and haven‘t read any for several years. This will be fun 😃 2y
BookwormM Looking forward to it 👍😃 2y
mypoesoul @TricksyTails Thanks, I‘m definitely game! 😊 2y
KennedyBooks @anansigirl @starlight97 @sprainedbrain @cobwebmoth @BookwormM @mypoesoul thank you so much! My work this week has got me completely out of sync along with some personal issues but this weekend I will post the schedule! Isn‘t it always the way?! Thank you so much for jumping aboard! Let‘s get #eagerforedgar together! So excited! (edited) 2y
Quasifesto I'm in. 2y
RainyDayReading Sounds like fun! 2y
CoffeeNBooks I'm in!! 2y
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I have spent this afternoon dipping in and out of stories and poems by Mr Poe. One of my all time favourite poems is Annabel Lee! Matthew Gray Gubler does a wonderful reading of it that I found on you tube 😍 I plan to work my way through this collection in the next year! Does anyone else have a favourite work by Poe?! #Poe #AnnabelLee #poetry

Reviewsbylola That is the most unfortunate portrait of Poe I‘ve ever seen. 2y
KennedyBooks @Reviewsbylola 😂 yes it doesn‘t capture him in his best light! Lucky I don‘t judge books by their covers! 2y
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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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1) Patronising people! 😡😡😡
2) Cake (maybe a British thing?!) Pie wouldn‘t even come close!
3) Tara 🐶 aka tiddles!
4) Sci-Fi- although I have tried to be more open and I do love Gemina and Illuminae! And therefore tagged as the exception!

#Friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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My best friend is starting quite the library......with my books! 😂 Does anyone else have a friend that borrows books and never returns them?! She keeps them in good condition so I‘m not too mad, plus I get to spread the literature love around! But one day I will start slowly smuggling them back to my shelves! #lendinglitrature

Carolhreads Your lucky !!!!cherish that friend😊❤️ I have had coworkers or friends who don‘t return books or when they do they have chocolate or food on the some of the pages or the sides of the book or the book is wrinkled and slightly damaged I don‘t loan out my books anymore . 😥 2y
KennedyBooks @Carolhreads I am very selective about who I lend my books to! Only those who understand how much I care about them is worthy! 😂 2y
Carolhreads @KennedyBooks lol I don‘t blame you ,I‘m starting to think we book readers should start having people sign some type of form so we can press charges for any damages lol 😂😂😂😂 2y
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Although it took me until about half way through the book to really get into it- when I did....wow! I cannot wait for the next book-it‘s magical, descriptive, no instalove and the scene in the coronation....incredible! I‘m sold on this series- my only disappointment is that I didn‘t wait until they were all released to read them so I could binge them 😭 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #cruelprince #hollyblack #favouritemarchread

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Cottonmouths | Kelly J. Ford
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A trip away for work has meant that I managed to finish this off yesterday. An unequal friendship, a unrequited love, a meth lab and a gay character at the centre of it‘s story. Although it took me a hot moment to get into this was very well written and gripping. Would recommend to anyone who is a fan of dark drama ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #cottonmouths #aprilread #darkdrama

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Roar | Cora Carmack
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The rest of my fairyloot haul from the last year! I‘m so behind on reading these the only one I have read is the one tagged above......I think from this pile The Hazelwood needs to be next because of all the buzz I‘ve been hearing! And also because fairyloot provided the perfect scented candle to go with it- to really immerse me into the world! #fairyloot #TBR #Aprilread

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Roanoke Girls | Amy Engel
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Both the Roanoke Girls and The Girls I really enjoyed. Both took me to a dark place where I needed to read something more lighthearted afterwards- but still I really got into both of them! Anyone else a sucker for punishment when it comes to books- that can change your entire mood but you will still continue to read that genre?! #summerreads #darkreads

KennedyBooks They‘re also both really gritty I think- like my current read cottonmouths! 2y
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Cottonmouths | Kelly J. Ford
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I got this bought as a present off my amazon wish list- I think I added it after a review on bookiriot?! Has anyone read this yet? I‘m thinking it will my next read?! #cottonmouths #bookriot

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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A little collection of reads from Fairyloot over the last year (I have others in at my parent house!) I have read the bottom two- any suggestions on what to read next from the pile??!! #fairyloot #TBR #TOOMANYBOOKS!

jwashreads Ooooohhhh that's a hard one! I really liked Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and Everless. One of those!! 2y
BookHoarder32 Everless was interesting but my favorite has been The Cruel Prince! 2y
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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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My best friend bought me the first UK edition of Valley of the Dolls- my heart melts when your best friends know you so well! My favourite book- and not even a bookworm bought it for me! #bestfriends #bookish #favouritebook

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Current read! Loving this so far- so much I missed my stop home tonight! I love Matt‘s style of writing-very different from reasons to stay alive but just as beautifully written! Going to have to read The Humans very shortly! #howtostoptime #currentread #Haig

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Good Me, Bad Me | Ali Land
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I devoured this book! I loved the style of writing although predictable in places it still kept me entertained. I think it was just one chapter too long though-It was all very neatly tied up where as I thought it could have been left with a slight mystery! #goodmebadme #onedayread

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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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I accidentally fell into Foyles on the way home and came out with this little lot! I have a serious book buying problem! I‘ve already got through the first volume of giant days! Took me back to my first days in University- oh how I miss those!! Fantastic comic and another series to collect! The mug made me think of all you Littens! 😍😍😍 #giantdays #bookhaul #issues

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Saga | Brian K. Vaughan
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I only got into comics last year and Saga started me on that path! I‘m only 4 volumes in because I am trying to savour them but so far there has not been one bad or lacking issue! I totally understand why this series has such hardcore fans! #saga #Alana&Marco #comic

GrilledCheeseSamurai Yaaaaaaas! Fantastic series! 😍 2y
TricksyTails 💙 SAGA 💙 My favorite!! 🙌😍 2y
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Help Littens! I have a couple of credits to use on audible and have no idea what to get- I prefer to listen to non fiction on audiobook- does anyone have any suggestions?! I would be forever grateful! 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #audiobooks #nonfiction #audible

readherwriteher Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. 2y
KennedyBooks @readherwriteher I have that in print but haven‘t got around to it yet! But great pick- I‘ll probably get around to it quicker that way 😂 2y
swishandflick Have you read Born a Crime yet? It's fantastic (and all over Litsy, so apologies if you've heard that a million times. 2y
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swishandflick I also really enjoyed this book about the peoples temple cult 2y
readinginthedark Yes! Ummmm...memoir, science, or history? 2y
KennedyBooks @swishandflick I downloaded the road to Jonestown on your recommendation! Really enjoying it so far-Thank you! 2y
KennedyBooks @readinginthedark memoir mainly- but interested if you have any realty good science or historical recommendations to widen my ‘reading‘! 😁 2y
swishandflick Yay, I'm glad!! I'm also listening to Evicted right now - nonfiction and not a pleasant subject, but SO WELL DONE. Well researched and impeccably narrated 👌🏽 (edited) 2y
readinginthedark For memoir on audio, I‘d recommend Yes, Please; Bossypants; Unbearable Lightness; and H is for Hawk. Most of the science audiobooks I‘ve listened to were by Mary Roach, who I know you like. What If? is also interesting. For history, I‘d recommend Erik Larson. My brother recommended Candice Millard‘s audiobooks recently too, but I haven‘t tried them yet. 2y
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I‘m away with work tonight so on the way decided to pick up this one for #losersclub all ready to go for the 19th March! If you are not already a partaking @TricksyTails is hosting book discussions each month for a different King book! Such a fantastic idea! Check them out for more details! So excited to be part of the club!

TricksyTails Yay!! 👏😁 So excited you got the book and are ready to go! Thank you so much for sharing! Look forward to reading and discussing with you! 🤗 2y
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Can‘t wait to start this one! I love Mary Roach, if this is anything as good as Stiff then I‘m in for a treat! Anyone read this? Thoughts?! #TBR

readinginthedark I haven‘t read this one, but Mary Roach is awesome! 2y
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Brave | Rose McGowan
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I think Rose is an unreliable narrator- that is not to say she is a liar (not suggesting that at all!) But I do think she is now looking back over her life with the events that have happened in the last 6 months and therefore this has tainted the way she recalls things I.e the reasons behind why she wore the famous dress she wore at the VMA‘s. Also she is incredibly condescending to the reader. Interesting enough to finish. I tried to like this.

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The Wicked Boy | Kate Summerscale
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Has anyone read any of these little lovelies yet?! This weeks mini book haul with the weekend still to come!#howtostoptime #thesecrethistory #bookhaul

ShookBelf The Secret History is one of my all-time favourite books. 2y
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1. Long books (if I get completely lost in the story)
2. Harry Potter but I adore Mortal instruments as well (that‘s a Sophie‘s choice right there!)
3. Bookmark
4. Both- sweet and salty combined is what dreams are made of!
5. Fast reader (although compared to other Littens maybe not!)
@readherwriteher love this!
#thisorthat

readherwriteher @KennedyBooks I really need to read Harry Potter to fully understand how hard the choice is. 😊 Thank you so much for sharing your answers with me. 🙏🏻 2y
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One True Loves | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was the first book I have read by Taylor and I have to say that I loved it! It was a nice romantic read and it featured a bookstore! So what‘s not to love! I keep trying to look for others of hers in the local bookstores but here in the UK they just don‘t seem to stock her! May have to be a future amazon purchase! #trueloves #latevalentinesread #jenkinsReid

KennedyBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really want to read that! It comes out in paperback here in May so just counting down the days! Thanks for the recommendation! 🤗 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KennedyBooks yay!!!! I think you will love it!! 💚💚 2y
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Sourcery (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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I don‘t know why I waited so long to read Pratchett!!!🙈🙈🙈 #sourcery #Prachett #Discworld

TricksyTails Ooh!! I‘m hosting a Pratchett buddy read too if you care to join in! #OokBOokClub Same as with King, in publication order. 😁 2y
KennedyBooks @TricksyTails I did see! And I do! Can you tag me in those posts going forward as well?! Pretty please! I‘m loving this so far so would love to be involved! 😁 2y
TricksyTails @KennedyBooks You got it! Happy to do so! ☺️ 2y
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Brave | Rose McGowan
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I‘m going into this with a open mind. I have very conflicted feelings. On the one hand I think she is incredibly Brave to speak out the way she has about her own experiences, I also think that she has promoted and relaunched her career off the back of it with a tv show, a book and an album- feels uncomfortable. But then others in the industry put a halt to her career for many years- so is she just making up for lost time? #conflicted #brave #rose

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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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‘The books transported her to new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives‘ #childhoodreads #stillafavourite #RoaldDahl #EnglishLit

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Whenever I feel a little low- this books always cheers me up- as morbid as it is! I love Burton‘s style in both his art and his writing. I will always be a little emo 😉 The figures are all from the book as well! #timburton #Oysterboy #favouriteread #emoforever

TricksyTails 😍😍😍 Looooooove!! ALL THE FEELS! 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Ooooohhhhh, we have the figures too, and the book! Must dig them out and place them on the bookshelf. Aren't they just perfect :) 5mo
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I really enjoy Stephanie‘s style of writing so this was an easy read. However it lacked certain things for me, you found out about the killer far too early (I expected there to be a twist and there wasn‘t) There were sub-stories that added nothing to the story and I wanted a reason behind the way each person was killed- but this was all lacking. I think a good introduction to slashers for someone who hasn‘t read them before. Love the cover though!

monalyisha Great photo! 😍 13mo
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Discworld 05 - Sourcery | Pratchett, Terry
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I have never read a Terry Pratchett book before (🙈 I know, I know!) About 20 pages in and I‘m already in love with it. And in love with Death! Settling down with this and a hot chocolate for the next few hours! Pratchett fans- help me out- do I need to read the books in order or can I dip in and out?! #sourcery #hotchocolate #Discworld

TricksyTails I want your mug! 😍 2y
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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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It was my 30th Birthday this weekend and a great friend got me these wonderful books! They may seem like a random@collection but all were released 30 years ago! Such an amazing gift for a bookworm! 3 for 30!#bookwormgifts #bookhaul

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‘Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind‘

I am and always have been a Ravenclaw and wearing the house with pride! Do you fit perfectly into a house or are you a hybrid of two or more?! #Ravenclaw #Potterhead #20yearsandcounting

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‘Only you can decide what breaks you‘ This is one of my favourite trilogies and one of my favourite quotes from the series! Although I wasn‘t keen on ACOTAR I am so pleased I persisted! Does anyone else have a series that grew on them more as the books went along?! Let me know below! #S.J.Mass #ACOTAR #ACOMAF #ACOWAR

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I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie | Pamela Des Barres, Dave Navarro
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I haven't posted in forever- but back into the swing now! I am loving this so far.....I have nothing but the doors on replay since starting- oh to have been around in the 60's! 😍😍

LeahBergen That was a fun book! 3y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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To give you a better idea of how creative this book was! 👌🏻love a book with pictures!

NautiGirlReads One of my favorite books! I can't wait for Gemina! 3y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This was one of the most original books- in terms of format that I read last year. If you liked the film Sunshine then you will probably love this book. I cannot wait for the follow up! Although it did not break ground for the genre it was still such a fun read 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

BestOfFates I love your curtain/wallpaper! 3y
KennedyBooks @BestOfFates well thank you (it's my wallpaper!) 3y
Sue Great shot :) 3y
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BestOfFates @KennedyBooks Then I'm even more in love - that room must look fabulous! 3y
WolfeWillRead This book is a scifi masterpiece! 3y
Joanne1 This one has me intrigued. Will have to check it out. 3y
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Informative, funny and entertaining...who (aside from serial killers) knew dead bodies could be such fun! On a serious note however it really does make you think about what will happen to you when the time comes, for me I'm with the author, but what she says you'll just have to read for yourself!

KennedyBooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
MyBookLife I'm really curious about this book and this author!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MyBookLife This is another author that I read one book of hers and then immediately added everything else she's written to my TBR list. Loved her Packing for Mars about the early space program, and I can't wait to read the rest of her books. 3y
LisaReads This sounds really interesting! 3y
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Look Who's Back | Timur Vermes
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Popsugar reading challenge! I picked up Look who's back. Imagine Hitler returning in the 20th century but everyone thinking he's an impersonator and then giving him a platform...again! Some stark comparisons to politics in some parts of the world right now! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

BookishBron Such a clever cover! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds really interesting, and very scary! 3y
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Latest read! Get in trouble! For me getting in trouble normally involves alcohol! Hence the picture! Have not read Kelly Link before so really excited to start!

BookishFeminist Great pic! Hope you love it. Loved this collection--Kelly Link is one of my favorites. 3y
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Most literary object I own?! Well that would be my very own direwolf!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Awesome! ;) 3y
TricksyTails 😍🐶 2y
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Earlier today @Riveted_Reader_Melissa posted the popsugar reading challenge! One of the challenges is to read a book recommended by someone new! So Litsy community I turn to you for help to complete this one! What's your favourite book? What would you recommend? You can have one of mine for free!

BookishFeminist The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood or Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (TBH anything by these authors) 3y
Notafraidofwords Relief Map. It came out this year and I loved the Glass Castle! 3y
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BestOfFates Okay, now that I've stalked you more I see you have read handmaid's, so on the chance you've read Americanah, I recommend anything by Sherman Alexie, The Turner House, or Happy Birthday or Whatever 3y
MMFinck Hmmmm. Almost Famous Women if you want something important. After I Do by T Jenkins Reid if you are looking for something fresh. 3y
MMFinck Oh! Wonder! By Palacio 3y
shawnmooney Perhaps my favorite novel thus far in 2016 is 'The Portable Veblen' & the audio version is exquisite!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa How about The Martian by Andy Weir...Scifi, but with a good dose of real science in it, and also very funny. I read it last year and that's what led me to Mary Roach and Packing for Mars. 3y
Literati86 Fire by Kristen Cashore is one of my favourite books. Or Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor! 3y
Shortstack I would recommend The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness if you want more Magic Realism. Or maybe Station Eleven. Not Magic Realsim but it has a similar quality to it that's hard to put a finger on. 3y
fabulistfictions I vote for Travel Light by Naomi Mitchinson. It's the story of Halla, who is cast out, lives with bears and dragons, but then she meets Odin, and that's when her real adventure begins. 3y
KennedyBooks Thank you for all your lovely suggestions all have gone into my TBR! Particularly interested in @fabulistfictions as I have not read anything like that before! Very excited to try new reads that I would not have before this community! Much love😘 3y
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How to Be a Woman | Caitlin Moran
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Want to know how to be a woman?! Then these fierce feminists will point you in the right direction! Lucky to live in a time where there are so many strong female role models. I cannot recommend these highly enough! Bossypants is even better on audio!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's a great collection, all are fabulous on audiobook because they are read by the authors. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And if you liked them, try Self Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler 3y
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Who better to introduce my latest read about Cadavers than the corpse bride herself! About 100 pages in and so far learning is fun!

ThomasHewlett Great picture! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read Packing for Mars by this author, fabulous! Both learning and laughing. :) 3y
KennedyBooks @ThomasHewlett why thank you! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa all of her back catalogue is now going on my wish list! I have heard wonderful things about packing for Mars also! 🚀 3y
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Shortstack I bought this on my first day with my boyfriend about a year and a half ago! I can't wait to dig into it, but my reading schedule is always so packed! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @KennedyBooks ... Bonk is the next one of hers on my TBR list. 3y
ShelfSpaceLimited Love this picture! I'm reading Packing For Mars right now, this is definitely going on the TBR list. 3y
jeff I have been hearing a lot about Mary Roach's books. Excited to add some to the TBR! 3y
KennedyBooks @ShelfSpaceLimited oh I've heard great things about that one! Excited to hear what you think! @jeff this is my first of hers but will not be the last! So entertaining! 3y
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Why should you read this book? Because the chances are if you do not suffer from depression then someone you know does. Because no one should feel ashamed of not being well and we as a society have a duty to remove the stigmata. Because it is beautifully written. Because it is truth.

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Notafraidofwords I love how he accurately portrays that positive or wishful thinking does not cure depression (for all those people that think that you have to think positively about your life). 3y
KennedyBooks @Notafraidofwords completely agree. And that there is not a one size fits all solution which again I feel is so important. 3y
Bookgirl Excellent book 3y
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So far there has been something on every page that I could quote.....quite simply this book is stunning

bedandabook I have been putting this one off. Because it deals with the subject of depression, I assumed it might be depressing to read but the rave reviews just keep coming. I can't avoid it any longer! 3y
Bookgirl @bedandabook it's not depressing. In fact, I would say it's quite uplifting 3y
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Male British Author writing about mental health- something that needs to be talked about so much more in the UK and the world. I've heard such good things....I'm off to dive in! 💃🏻

PurityofEssence @KennedyBooks Very curious to see your response to this! I find autobiographical accounts of mental illness to be very insightful, as the writer must often shift their paradigms to reclaim their life and, in surpassing their challenges, arrive at a place of wisdom, sharing it with the reader. 3y
Notafraidofwords My boyfriend bought me a copy and I gobbled it down in two sittings. Very well written 👏🏼 3y
MMFinck If you like reading about mental health in novels, Barbara Claypole White writes that. Her passion for it came from having a son with OCD. The Perfect Son is one. The In Between Hour is another. 3y
KennedyBooks @PurityofEssence completely agree with you! I'll let you know how it goes! @Notafraidofwords I'm about 40 pages in and I so want to savour it, I know I could do this in one sitting but I don't think it would do the writing justice! @MMF Thanks for the recommendations I'll be sure to check them out! 3y
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Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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This was amazing! Lived up to all my expectations. I struggled at points with how impatient the adults seemed to be with Jack bearing in mind he had only known a room his whole life and didn't understand the social standards of the world. fantastic read 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Shortstack I absolutely loved this book! They did a pretty good job with the movie but nothing can capture quite how the book made me feel. It was so well done!!! 3y
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I have a real problem....I cannot stop buying books! I'm now on a book buying ban until pay day.....which is next week....I'm taking it in baby steps! So excited for all of these reads!

Owlizabeth Stone Mattresses is sooooo goooooood. 💜 3y
SophieWaters We Have Always Lived in the Castle is one of my favourites! I hope you love it. 3y
KennedyBooks @Owlizabeth @SophieWaters both of these I have wanted to read for so long and with both of your endorsements I will be moving these up to the top of my TBR list! I'll let you know how I get on! 3y
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This bit in the film made me laugh out loud- out of the mouth of babes! A little bit of comic relief in a very confusing and difficult conversation.