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Lauranahe

Lauranahe

Joined January 2019

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Book Loft | Columbus, OH (Bookstore)
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While in Columbus for Obsessed Fest, my daughter and I went to The Book Loft, an indie bookstore. 32 rooms of books!! And yes, we got turned around once and slightly lost. It was AMAZING.

Scochrane26 I love that place, but I‘ve only been once (it‘s 3.5 hrs from me). 23h
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I just sat down and read this straight through. It was…a ride. TW for…everything, I guess. What have you done to deserve your eyes today?

Reggie Yeah this was crazy. But in my 20‘s I knew those girls. And then very quickly stopped hanging out with them. Lol 4d
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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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In college, Hannah‘s roommate April is murdered. 10ish years later, the man who went to prison for the murder is dead, and new suspicions are coming to light. Did Hannah send the wrong person to prison? Fun book, good twists, but about 100 pages too long.

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House At The End Of The Lane | Angel N Van Atta
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I enjoyed this one! It definitely needs to be picked up by a publishing company and cleaned up; there are lots of grammar mistakes. But the story itself is good, the creep factor is there, and it would make a great movie or tv show!

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Not what I was expecting, but in a good way! Travis has a knack for finding people, so he‘s hired to find Maggie, who‘s been missing for 5 years. His search leads to him into the woods…where he disappears. A couple years later, Theo, Calla and Bee are questioning their life in the secluded community of Pastoral, and they start to find clues about Travis and Maggie…very good mystery, some fun twists, definitely recommend!

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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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My Halloween vibe. Slashers, haunted houses, horror films, Hocus Pocus, nightmare before Christmas, scary books (that‘s Little Heaven by Nick Cutter). I LOVE Halloween! #hauntedhollowswap #hhs22 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 🎃👻🖤🙌🏻 3w
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I loved this! I was 8/9 in 1989, so I do remember that time. I appreciated all the throwbacks, and the song titles as chapters. The gore was good enough to make me squirm a few times. Highly recommend, and looking forward to the film!

LitStephanie Ooh, that sounds fun! 4w
Reggie Oof, if anything had happened to Abby and Gretchen I would have died. I loved this book so much. 4w
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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1. It‘s a toss up between a wolf and a bat. Can I have both??
2. I don‘t actually have one…but I love all horror…
3. I‘d be the one watching and laughing.
4. This Is Halloween from Nightmare Before Christmas
5. Either Halloween: Season of the Witch or Hocus Pocus

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wanderinglynn 🎃🙌🏻👻 1mo
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Well. This was gross and exactly what I was hoping for. Roaches and centipedes, semi-extreme horror. 🪳😰

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Stolen Tongues | Felix Blackwell
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July and August were battle of the horror books!

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The Girl Who Survived | Lisa Jackson
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I don‘t know what was wrong with me, but I had a hard time getting into this one. Kara survives a horrible Christmas when, as a child, her family was murdered. Now, twenty years later, her brother who was convicted of the killings is out of prison, Kara is getting cryptic messages, and people start dying again. I think I was in a funk, because I should have enjoyed it more than I did.

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Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? | Eric Powell, Harold Schechter
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What an interesting and disturbing book. We all know who Ed Gein was, and generally his crimes. But this graphic novel is really well researched, and the art is good (and creepy!). Very much like My Friend Dahmer.

vivastory I thought it was very informative! 1mo
Lauranahe It really was! I didn‘t know the specifics of his family at all. It was horrible. 1mo
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Come With Me | Ronald Malfi
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This was fun. After his wife‘s murder, Aaron discovers she had been working on uncovering a serial killer. I liked the duality of Aaron‘s grief over his wife with the story of the serial killer; it made for an interesting narrative. And an emotional ride.

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Carolina Wolf Box Set | Sela Carsen
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Whew! Hor southern werewolves? Badass women? Sexy times? 😘 Basically it‘s everything you want in 🌶🌶 romance novellas!

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This was so cute! My daughter asked me to read it, so I did, and I loved it. I got a little teary, smiled a lot, and reminisced about my own high school proms. 🪩❤️👗

LiteraryinLawrence I remember loving this book when I read it! 1mo
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Dead Silence | S.A. Barnes
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Ooh, this was fun! I didn‘t think a haunted (maybe?) ship in space would be so much fun. This would make an excellent movie; the visuals in my head were super creepy. 100% recommend!!

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One Who Loves You | Pippa Grant
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This was super cute! Phoebe moved to a small town with her billionaire family a la Schitt‘s Creek. There, she tries to better herself, meeting a sexy fishing lumberjack. I like the characters, it‘s a quick read, and it made me smile. Could‘ve used a little more 🌶, but still worth the read.

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This was so good! What an amazing follow-up to Radium Girls. Elizabeth is committed to an asylum by her husband because she…thought for herself. This is her fight to free herself, and free other women who are powerless to men. An incredible story.

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Stolen Tongues | Felix Blackwell
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I like the scary this month!

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The Beast of Beswick | Amalie Howard
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Loved it! A fun alternate beauty and beast retelling. Thane was badly injured in war, and now the scarred duke lives in isolation as the beast of Beswick. Astrid needs help to protect her sister from a bad suitor, and thane might be what she needs. ❤️❤️❤️ Very 🌶!!

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I loved this! I loved the queer characters, and how unique the story is. I think the Bridgertons would have been allies with Alistair and Robin. 😊 I 100% recommend!

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Stolen Tongues | Felix Blackwell
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I loved this! I started it at night, and then had nightmares all night. Which is awesome, but I couldn‘t keep reading it at night! I needed non-nightmare sleep. So, imo, GREAT horror story!! Very creepy.

magyklyXdelish This has been getting so many great reviews I might have to bump this one up on my list!! 2mo
Lauranahe Yeah, everyone‘s been taking about it in my fb horror book group. It was hard to get from the library! 2mo
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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It felt so good to be back in the Grishaverse! I do miss my boyfriend Kaz though. He was mentioned, which is nice!

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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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I really liked this! I love the girl power. There are lots of feels in the book; some of it, the abuse toward women/girls, is frustrating and hard to read. But the overall theme of women who are powerful being themselves is awesome and uplifting. Excited to read the sequel!

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I have to say, Razorblade Tears is my favorite so far this year. It‘ll be hard to beat it!

Amiable I just started reading it yesterday—I‘ve heard such great things about it! 3mo
SamAnne Read it last month and just finished Blacktop Wasteland. Really enjoyed both of them, although a wee bit violent! 3mo
Lauranahe Definitely violent! Several times my eyes were very wide, and I was like “daaaaaaamn…” I was here for it tho! 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Congrats @Hazel2019 That‘s wan awesome milestone! I‘m soooo far away. Maybe someday! #Hazel201925K

Lauranahe *an awesome 3mo
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I couldn‘t wait, so I decided to go ahead and dive into Colin again. It‘s been at least 10 years since I‘ve read these, so I guess I‘ve blocked out how awful these guys get when they feel threatened or slighted. Even my sweet baby angel Colin turned into a douche canoe over lady whistledown. Besides that, love this book, Penelope is adorable. Colin, grow up.

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Dial A For Aunties | Jesse Sutanto
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I loved this book! Fun mix of comedy, family drama and murder. I laughed out loud several times, and I enjoyed learning about Indo-Chinese culture. I read the Netflix bought the rights to this, so I hope they make something good out of it! I thought the whole time this would be a fun movie.

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After two heavy books, I needed something light and fluffy. So of course, Bridgerton! I like Benedict better than Anthony, and this story better than the second one, but Benedict still bugs me a little. Next up—Colin!

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This was…interesting. It‘s a very violent reimagining of Peter Pan. The world-building was cool, but I didn‘t care at all about any of the characters; when they died, I didn‘t care. I was also bugged at how the author had to describe the boobs of every female character. 🙄😒 So, not bad, felt like I was reading it forever, but still interesting.

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This book is SO GOOD. Ike and Buddy Lee are two ex-cons whose sons were married. Not accepting their sons lifestyle, they were pretty crappy dads. But when their sons are brutally murdered, Ike and Buddy Lee go on a revenge tour to find out who killed their boys and redeem themselves, even if just a little. The story is violent, but it has all the feels as it explores themes of racism and homophobia. One of the best books I‘ve read in a long time.

AmyG At points, I couldn‘t read fast enough. 4mo
HeathHof I loved this one!! 4mo
Lauranahe It was so good! The last 60 or 70 pages I realized I was just sitting there on the couch til the end, cuz I couldn‘t put it down. 4mo
EH2018 Just started this and am motivated by your reviews! 3mo
Lauranahe @EH2018 I hope you like it! 3mo
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A Lesson in Vengeance | Victoria Lee
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This was…not what I was expecting. I don‘t think the description on the book‘s jacket was accurate at all. Still, it was fun for what it was: northern private school, possible magic and witch craft, mental illness, murder…not a bad story.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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First month‘s pick that hasn‘t been an lmpbc book! Now if only we can get that sequel from Leigh Bardugo…

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I wasn‘t sure what to expect going in to this, but I ended up loving it. I quickly got caught up in the movie-star life of Evelyn Hugo, and especially her love life. Heartbreaking and heartwarming, tragic and hopeful, the book gave me all the feels.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Not as awesome as Six of Crows or Shadow and Bone, but I still really enjoyed this. Alex is recruited into a group that monitors the secret societies of Yale, all of which work a specific type of magic. There‘s murder, some fun twists, an ending I kind of saw coming but not really…I need Leigh Bardugo to finish this series!

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The Nothing Man | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Still going strong. I guess I like serial killer thrillers…

babyruth2510 I like that your favorites have all been LMPBC picks 4mo
Lauranahe I didn‘t even notice that! Huh. I guess lmpbc makes better literary choices than me on my own! 4mo
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Girls | Emma Cline
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I thought this was actually about the Manson murders, but it‘s BASED ON the Manson murders. Still, very good read. Evie is a young teenager in the summer of ‘69 when she meets Suzanne and is instantly drawn to her. Through Suzanne, Evie is brought into the cult months before the infamous murders. I very much enjoyed the writing, the emotions evoked, the thoughts on being a girl in a man‘s world…highly recommend.

Lauranahe I‘m sorry I haven‘t gotten this out in the mail yet! I‘ll take it to the post office tomorrow or Wednesday. It‘s been a crazy couple of weeks. @magyklyXdelish @Bookish_AF @babyruth2510 4mo
Bookish_AF Hahaha omg, as I‘m sure you noticed from my comments, I ALSO thought it was about the Mansons 😅 4mo
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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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A lot happened while I read this (my oldest graduated from college!), so it took me a while to read. And because of that, I kept forgetting who some minor characters were. Overall I liked it, but I‘ll probably read it again in a few years with no memory of having already read it.

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Adam has facial blindness (which is fascinating; people really have that!). He and his wife, whose marriage is struggling, decide to take a weekend at a remote chapel-turned-cabin. But the two of them have secrets, and someone has even more sinister plans. I had the twist about halfway figured out pretty early on, and another twist wasn‘t too surprising since I had been questioning things about it. Overall, fast read, fun twists, I recommend!

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Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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I‘m always up for a YA dystopian story. In this one, once you hit puberty you‘re considered an ugly. At 16, you get surgery to become pretty and live the best life. Which Tally plans on, until a friend chooses to run away and stay ugly. And Tally follows…I would like to read the next one, since I really enjoyed this, but I‘ve heard the sequels aren‘t good. Thoughts??

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What a fun book! I‘m surprised again at how easy and quick Agatha Christie‘s books are. I saw the movie, so going into the book I knew who killed Ratchett, and that made it fun seeing all the little clues along the way. But I do kind of wish I had read the book before the movie, because twists in books are always fun.

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The Nothing Man | Catherine Ryan Howard
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I REALLY like The Nothing Man, so that was an easy choice.

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The Gargoyle | Andrew Davidson
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I did it! I finished it! I swear every time I picked it up 10 pages were added to the end. Whew. I didn‘t hate it, some of it was quite good, but it felt like it was 2000 pages and I‘d been reading it for years. @Roary47 @LitStephanie @Littlewolf1 I sent it out in the mail today! #lmpbc

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The Nothing Man | Catherine Ryan Howard
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I LOVED this book! It‘s basically like what if Joseph DeAngelo read I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark right after it was published, and how would he react? There‘s a book within a book, a memoir/tell-all from a survivor of a serial attacker. The attacker? Well, he‘s out there, reading the book, and he is not happy.

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The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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This a very short (157 pjs) dark fantasy. There‘s a monster, a sorcerer, a revenge plot, murder…very dark and twisted and fun. Like a neo-Clive Barker.

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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I enjoyed this! It‘s a ghost story, but not super creepy. A couple is building a new house, and the wife is basically building it haunted. Add in some murder mystery and a couple twists, and it‘s a quick, fun read.

WJCintron I have a copy of this one! Thanks for sharing, I'll add it to my next month's TBR! 😃 👍 5mo
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I Remember You: A Ghost Story | Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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This ended up being a lot sadder than I anticipated. The story follows 2 people—one with her husband and a friend to renovate an old house, the other a psychiatrist. Both are being haunted by the past, and by a ghost. It‘s definitely creepy, and somewhat predictable, but the end is just so sad. TW for child abuse.

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I guess I didn‘t read much in March, and half the ones I did I either bailed or didn‘t like. So pretty easy to pick a winner! #readingbracket2022