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LazyLibrary

Joined November 2016

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.”
― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book took me by surprise. I didn‘t expect the way the plot took a twist right in the middle of the book. While not the most exciting characters I was def hooked. Very quick read. UPDATE: I had zero clue this was a series. It was a BOTM pick and this cleared up a little confusion I had toward the end. This IS a pet peeve of mine for sure. But, oh well.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a great read! If you enjoyed the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo then I feel you will enjoy Malibu Rising. I loved the little Easter eggs she leaves from characters in her other stories. Also very seasonal! Perfect for summer!

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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⭐️⭐️.5 The ending to this book, the “unbelievable twist”was just that…unbelievable. If it had stuck to that typical Gone Girl formula, I would have actually rated it higher. Typical, expected, enjoyable still. But instead the last chapter takes the entire story and turns it into sci fi. Womp

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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⭐️.5 I think I may have matured out of reads like this, but the movie looks decent.

MrsMalaprop I have yet to read a Hoover. I was at a multi-generation family gathering recently where every woman there had read her, except for me. Made me contemplate if I was missing out. Then I decided, probably not 😂. 2mo
LazyLibrary @MrsMalaprop I did really enjoy her thriller Verity! That‘s the one I would recommend if any! 2mo
MrsMalaprop Thank you for the recommendation should I choose to take the Hoover plunge. 😁 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Really unique stand-alone fantasy revolving around two sisters and a magical library. This book had a slow build, but it‘s worth it. Perfect mix between light and dark fantasy and part of me wants to lean the genre more toward magical realism. A very enjoyable read and I highly recommend! #inkbloodsisterscribe #botm

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⭐️⭐️Love Jersey Shore, but this memoir didn‘t do it for me. Big fan and huge supporter of his recovery from addiction but I just don‘t feel I gleaned anything new that I haven‘t gotten from his Instagram.

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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I find this series to be dark, mature and intelligent. The slow burn of Ninth House is worth the satisfying story told in Hell Bent. I actually thought this was duo but I see there is a #3 planned. Idk I thought it kinda finished more open-ended as opposed to cliff hanger, probably due to my mindset. But happy surprise, I‘ll read it.

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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Freida #3 This was fun! She writes some wild plots and I‘m here for them. I know this one is popular and I can see why. It was very twisty, as expected. I usually try and keep it spoiler free, but I was happy when Nina‘s sadistic husband dehydrated to death in the attic after ripping his own teeth out 😃 I can‘t imagine how this is a trilogy? But I think I‘m gonna read it lol

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Down the Drain | Julia Fox
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well….damn.

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We Are Mayhem | Beck Rourke-Mooney
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is so fun! It‘s YA with a quick pace & relatable MC. & WRESTLING 🤼‍♀️ I loved Birdie‘s journey to shed what no longer served her & how taking chances & letting go of what everyone else thinks can lead to becoming a complete BADASS! I would love to see this book made into a movie. Big life questions are wrapped into a world of bone talismans & WWE & I am here for it! I had goosebumps cheering on the FUTURE of Mayhem!

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Throne of the Fallen | Kerri Maniscalco
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Oh my! 😅 this was quite the spicy fantasy 🌶🌶🌶🌶 Spice aside, I enjoyed the story. It was a very thrilling and action-packed plot. Very fantastical and adventure driven. I‘m happy it‘s a stand-alone in what will be a series of stand-alone‘s. While I enjoyed it for what it was, I am satisfied with its conclusion and don‘t feel I need more.

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We Are Mayhem | Beck Rourke-Mooney
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When you find your name in the acknowledgement pages of your friends first debut novel, you cry 🥲 Beck is a fabulous writer and I feel this book is going to be unique and special and I hope readers enjoy it! I cannot wait to read what she has created. Strong women! Defying gender-rules and WRESTLING!!! Review to come!!! #wearemayhem

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This is how you mix a thriller with podcasting! Listen for the Lie was really enjoyable and kept you guessing, despite the amnesia trope. I was disappointed with None of this is True and shocked it was a BOTM BOTY nominee. This book had everything that book didn‘t. I‘ll actually remember this one too. I don‘t think it will blend into the black hole of commonly read thrillers. I recommend!

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Assistant to the Villain | Hannah Nicole Maehrer
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Started off a strong read. A cute, darkly comic Fantasy RomCom. But at about 40% it began to drag. By 50% I couldn‘t believe the book wasn‘t over, at 65% I was checking the page count. Perfect example of “less is better” A lot of unnecessary chapters that did not drive the main plot of “who is trying to kill the villain?” This could easily have been 100 pages less and a 5 ⭐️ read. Long winded but cute. I won‘t be continuing the series.

LazyLibrary Like this 1 book should have been 3 cozy fantasy books instead. Like one of those series that‘s 15 books long and is straight fluff. Too many chapters full of office work antics 4mo
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Love, Pamela | Pamela Anderson
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⭐️⭐️ okay. So I am finding that regardless if you‘ve lead an interesting life, it can still be boring on paper. Another celebrity memoir that did not have the 💫Paris Hilton💫 sparkle✨ I was bored and not into the poetry.

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First Lie Wins: A Novel | Ashley Elston
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed this one! Thrillers can tend to become repetitive, but I enjoyed the cat and mouse aspect of this one. I certainly didn‘t know who to trust! But not embarrassed to admit I didn‘t quite understand the very ending 😅 I think I get it, but whatever! I recommend!

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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⭐️⭐️The traumatic experiences documented in Jennette McCurdys memoir are stomach turning. I am in the minority, but the writing style wasn‘t for me & sometimes I was bored. Which isn‘t a fair statement when rating a memoir. I‘m not a fan or super familiar with her work, probably due to age. I read it bc of the reviews & I was expecting humor & raw wit. But I don‘t feel there was much in the book. But I can see why the book is titled this way.

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Never Lie | Freida McFadden
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Freida read # 2📚while I enjoyed The Teacher slightly more, I have to admit this twist WAS a surprise. Another quick read. I thought for a moment that there must be something wrong bc the plot seemed painfully obvious but the end really did shock me! 😃 it‘s been a minute since a “lifetimey” thriller made me say wait whaaaaa???

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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein

Fellow Litsyans, I can‘t help but notice a large drop in this sites use. Am I the only one? While I am not the most active person on here, it is the only place I write my short reviews. And I used to come here for recs and book community, but have found myself back to Goodreads mostly. Is it due to the surge of booktok? I can‘t help but feel a little down about it, bc Litsy is a wonderful little site! #saturdaythoughts

Crazeedi I've never even heard of booktok! So I'm not sure. I wasn't on most of last year, but been posting regularly since Jan. Anyone else know?? Maybe tag some people and see 5mo
Chrissyreadit I think litsy always has ebbs and flows. there are still active buddy reads and some other activities. I do think it leans more interactive and personal but i‘m not active on booktok. it has a simpler presentation so maybe not everyone‘s cup of tea. 5mo
LazyLibrary @Crazeedi I‘m not on “The Tok” 😅 I think it‘s just a # used for book peeps like us, but I‘ve noticed a lot of reviewers and recs coming from it! 5mo
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LazyLibrary @Chrissyreadit True! I have been on litsy for a long time now myself! And do see that ebb and flow 5mo
cariashley I‘m not on tiktok either. Regular life has been pulling me away from Litsy in the past couple years but I‘m always coming back. It‘s the only platform I actually interact on, even if it‘s not all the time. I read my goodreads newsfeed and rate the books I read, but have never gotten into engaging on that site. I love Litsy and hope it never changes. 5mo
Monica5 I'm not s Tiktok person. I have been unusually busy this month and haven't been on list everyday, like I normally am. I think sometimes life gets in our way of reading and we can't read as much as we would love too. 5mo
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The Teacher | Freida McFadden
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Accidentally fell into this while in the midst of a kindle unlimited search binge. A few eyerolls (which the epilogue did make me take them back) but otherwise this was a solid little thriller. I‘ve never read the author and I may even pick up a second book of hers right after.

Jjaxn95 She‘s so great! Her books are more for quick entertainment. I just read The Housemaid and The Housemaid‘s Secret - loved them both. Never Lie has been my favorite of hers (: 5mo
LazyLibrary @Jjaxn95 I am 50 pages into Never Lie! 5mo
Monica5 This is in my stack from my library 5mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The events in Dear Sister take place in my hometown in Hudson Valley NY. Due to the sensitive and traumatic nature of the case I won‘t be disclosing any personal opinions in this review. As for the memoir itself, Michelle Horton is a beautiful writer and she created a very powerful memoir depicting the strength of sisterly love, even in the darkest times. #dearsister *not an easy read Trigger Warnings

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Predictable, but cute. Corny, but expected. Tropey, of course. Cute little romcom read for Feb.

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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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⭐️.5 The 1st DNF in a while. Made it to 65% & decided to find joy in my life again & just stop reading this. I had high hopes, but the execution was all tell zero show. Impossible to keep track of characters. There wasn‘t a plot. It wasn‘t an epic sweeping tale of friendship. No mafia action. No character development. Surprised it was a #BOTM pick at all. No Karen from Goodfellas vibes! No Carmella queens in this book. I could go on…

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No One Can Know: A Novel | Kate Alice Marshall
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Solid three stars. This is my second read by this author. I didn‘t enjoy as much as It Lies in the Woods, but I did enjoy it. It‘s a quick read, keeps you guessing. A nice “palette cleanser” thriller, as I like to call them. #botm

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Enjoyable Historical Fiction that mixes the glitz and glam of the NYC Rockettes and the Mad NYC Bomber. Well-written with a decent pace.

lynneamch Not my fave Fiona, but still good! 6mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ While I did enjoy None of this is True, I also found it slightly typical for its genre. It was well-written & passed the time. Unreliable narrator & all. But besides the podcast format, I wouldn‘t say this book would stick out more than other similar reads. BOTM book of the year nominee? Hhmmm.

LiteraryinLawrence I agree with you. I liked reading it but was surprised to see it on that list. 6mo
LazyLibrary @LiteraryinLawrence I hadn‘t read it yet before the voting opened, so I kept waiting for something amazing to blow my mind while reading it. All the way to the last page lol 6mo
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Divine Rivals | Rebecca Ross
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Divine Rivals was a really sweet YA Fantasy that had a slight real world twist, creating a setting of its own. I loved Iris and Roman‘s journey. Ross is a great writer who always keeps the plot moving. I felt it was too light on the war with the Gods information, tho. We got bare minimum and worry book 2 may be an info dump! Hopefully it‘s just as magical!

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Paris: The Memoir | Paris Hilton
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I wasn‘t a Paris Fan, more fascinated by her, like Brit, by the culture I had grown up in. But this memoir is eye opening. I did not expect to be saddened, distressed, horrified. I didn‘t realize I would be putting the pages down with a sick feeling in my stomach. Or that my heart would open up to a “privileged” celebrity. Or that I would feel, in MANY ways, that someone like me, a “normie” led a much more privileged and kind life!

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Two Twisted Crowns | Rachel Gillig
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Solid ending to a gothic fantasy. No spoilers, but I like that this story dared to go darker with our MCs where most stories wouldn‘t. The cliffhanger from book 1 was not quickly resolved and at first I was thrown. But once I adjusted to this “new character” I really enjoyed the storytelling. Had wanted to finish this yesterday🙄 normally a day doesn‘t make much of a difference, but this one did lol so, 2024 reading list it is!

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One Dark Window | Rachel Gillig
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fantastic story, unique magic system, moving plot, dark and creepy atmosphere, romance 😍 I get the hype! Highly recommend! #onedarkwindow

Breanne1 Oooh had this one on my wish list and your review is making me want to bump it up 😊 7mo
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This month is 1 year in our new home. We decided to spend the day solo, cooking & decorating the tree. Resting! For my own holiday mental health, I felt I needed the nostalgic smells of my families traditions in this home. No one is close, everyone is spread out. And the thought of coming home to a cold empty house was a bummer! Rereading ACOTAR after 8 years, and finally continuing the series to fill the Iron Flame hole in my ❤️ Happy 🦃 Litsy!

Texreader Looks amazing and yum, the leftovers are all yours! Sounds cozy and wonderful 8mo
AmyG Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 8mo
Tamra Fantastic! 8mo
dabbe 🧡🖤💜 8mo
marleed I hope your day was cozy and wonderful! 8mo
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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Gah!!! It‘s just such a fun story!! The cliffhangers in these books are straight torture. I can‘t wait for the next one. I am officially emotionally invested. No shame here.

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The Woman in Me | Britney Spears
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “you can‘t f*ck with a women who knows how to pray” Go Brit 👏 👏👏 Reviewing this honest and raw memoir is impossible. It just is. Soooo many apologies owed. I am from the Britney era (born in ‘84, holla!) So much of this I remember, I grew up with it, to read the TRUTH changes it all. It changes everything. I wish this woman nothing but healing, love and light 💫 and also…a little karmic vengeance 💫#britneyspears #thewomaninme

LazyLibrary **is Brit a brilliant, well-written author? No. This book is very simple. Yet, I didn‘t feel I needed to rate this book based on the quality of the writing. I am running off pure emotion with this one. 9mo
TheBookHippie I got this for my daughter for her holiday gift, although I was in college when you were born I feel the same way about this!! 9mo
LazyLibrary @TheBookHippie It was like traveling back in time with her. I‘ve always been a fan, but surreal to have the heartbreaking insight of what was truly behind the scenes. Like, I felt legit SHAME when she discussed her “Gimme More” performance. I can remember mimicking her dance 😢 gossiping about the way she looked that night. Like, I am so sorry Brit ❤️ it sounds silly but I just spent 5 hours in her head! So I am in my feelings after this read! 9mo
TheBookHippie @LazyLibrary I imagine my daughter- who is 35 will feel the exact same way. 9mo
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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⭐️I don‘t feel I can even review this book. I really didn‘t like it. It took me a year to plow through. I found the MC‘s boring. Just pages and pages of information. I can see where a history buff would really like this installment. I am not a history buff. I like action, a moving plot, emotions. Anything. People LOVE this trilogy. Do I even bother with the 3rd?

DieAReader I slogged through this series last year & the third was the best imo. Not even gonna touch 9mo
LazyLibrary @DieAReader At this point, I‘ll probably read the 3rd, but I ain‘t excited for it lol 9mo
zezeki I also found this one boring. The first one was the best one for me, and the 3rd one is okay. 9mo
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LazyLibrary @zezeki I actually woke up kinda angry about it 😅 like how was this popular book just…so…boring…..like soooo boring!!!!! 9mo
DieAReader @LazyLibrary I found it to be a much faster read, if that‘s incentive lol🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
DieAReader @LazyLibrary ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 9mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This Fantasy about Dragon Riders has ALL the tropes & I am here for it. The hype is real. It‘s fun, I don‘t feel a single page gave a dull moment. I enjoyed the action, the enemies to lovers vibe, & the dragons. I‘m not a dragon book gal, & almost skipped it. Reads like a YA but it‘s adult, so kinda sexy 😅& again, all this was fine with me! I was happy to get swept away in this familiar story arc that hasn‘t been done well in too long 👏

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⭐️⭐️.5- I won‘t remember this book in a few months. Not bad, not great, and it passed the time. There were parts that were def intriguing and kept me turning the pages, but the overall twist was a little flat. I had difficulty picturing the ravine accident with the busses, which was super frustrating each time we went back to that night since it was a main focus of events. #botm

Megabooks 💯💯 agree! 9mo
BookwormAHN Also agree! 9mo
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Wonderland | Jennifer Hillier
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another Hillier read for the week. What can I say? She flows. Gritty and dark, as usual. Touch of ick, to be expected. This is my 3rd book by this author and I can tell she will be a go-to!

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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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⭐️⭐️⭐️Jar of Hearts is pretty dark and gritty with a few shocking twists. Some parts were super icky, so be warned! I enjoyed the duel POV‘ s in this story and felt it kept the pace going. I wouldn‘t have minded a third POV from Calvin tbh. But the story wove nicely throughout and kept me entertained. Decent thriller for sure!

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Yours Truly | Abby Jimenez
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️CUUUUTE. Just like the first book. You don‘t have to read Part of Your World to enjoy Yours Truly, but I would bc it‘s fun to have the character glimpses. TBH I enjoyed Bri‘s story almost a little more! Super quick read despite the page number! Romcom vibes!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I can see where some would find this to be a slow moving, maybe even dull story. I loved it. But I have a deep love for herbalism, plant medicines and a splash of magic 💫 not so much a fantasy as a historical fiction with a hint of magical realism. Told in dual timelines London 1791 and Present day. #botm #thelostapothecary

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⭐️⭐️The Wishing Game did not hit the spot for me. I expected to love it, bc of the reviews & it was recommended by a reading buddy & we normally have same taste. But I found the MC Lucy to be childish & immature, so her drive to win this contest at 26 years old is to adopt a 7 year old child, when she herself behaves like a child & it left me annoyed from the start. I couldn't get over it and thus could not fully vibe with the story.

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A River Enchanted | Rebecca Ross
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Beautiful and well-written fantasy. This thick book reads quickly, and I found the characters to be honest and likable. It was a unique setting and I loved the lore of the isle! Highly recommended. So happy I already have the sequel in my possession! #ariverenchanted

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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This book is the Hallmark movie my soul was craving. 😊If you love hallmark, and you love love, and happy endings make you cry, then you should read this book. It's super cute. #botm

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She Started It | Sian Gilbert
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book moved super fast and is packed with catty, horrible women. It's not a twisty mind-bending thriller, but reads like a reality show with murder. I liked it. It was a good in between book to cleanse the palate. Quick and easy. #botm

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really loved this book!!! As someone intimately familiar with grief, I found myself inspired throughout this cute story. Grief never leaves us, but we find a way to live with it, and sometimes when we feel that pang of sadness at odd moments it comes flooding back. But this story gave such a positive outlook on the process in general. About death, letting go, mourning, love and hope. Also, I've been to a death cafe 😁 I recommend!

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Weyward: A Novel | Emilia Hart
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I really enjoyed this #botm debut and will def be on the lookout for this authors next work. I love nature and magic. This book was smooth and was an easy read. I was invested in each woman's story. I think it's going to be a favorite for many this year. Especially for us witches 😉

JenniferEgnor I love all things witches! 13mo
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I love BOTM!!! What a great haul for me this month!!! If anyone would like to look into this monthly subscription service check out this referral link!! https://www.mybotm.com/fq3jr2g8kzaug14i #botm

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I started this book soooo many times. Almost swore it off. Not for me. But I tried one more time, & finally it stuck. Slow burn!!! Page 114 is when I became officially invested. It's a mysterious story and intriguing and I've already added book 2 to my BOTM box!

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Anyone else refreshing their Book of the Month page all weekend😅??

Charityann Yes!😂 1y
Breanne1 Yes!!! So glad I‘m not alone 1y
LazyLibrary @Charityann @Breanne1 all that refreshing for a skip lol 1y
Breanne1 I wasn‘t excited this month either @LazyLibrary but I did decide to try their thriller selection mainly because Riley Sager was the recommender 1y
LazyLibrary @Breanne1 I'll wait for your review! I wasn't a huge fan of the authors other book No Exit bc it gave me anxiety 😅 which is the point of a thriller, I know. But it was too much for me 🫣 (edited) 1y
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We Are Mayhem | Beck Rourke-Mooney
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Indie wrestling in the Catskills with a feminine twist?? Yes please!!! #wearemayhem available for preorder! 💫💪