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Librarylady

Joined April 2016

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I‘ve been hearing a lot about this book so I bumped it up to the top of my TBR pile. So far I‘m liking it a lot. And I managed to read almost 30 pages of it today during a teacher in-service which was much more pleasant than listening to our speaker.

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Someone Knows | Lisa Scottoline
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Everyone in my house went to bed early which gave me enough quiet reading time to finish off this book. I enjoyed the suspense and raced through the last 50 pages. I‘m still wide awake and trying to decide what to pick up next.

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Decided to read this with an eighth grade book club of girls. I‘m surprised by how much I‘m enjoying it.

Peddler410 I read it a few summers ago after it was recommended by a friend. That summer I wanted to read outside my comfort zone (mg and ya). I ended up reading the whole series. 2mo
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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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I‘ve had an obsession with the British Royal Family since Prince Charles married Lady Diana. I‘m loving this YA novel featuring America‘s royal family.

AileenRR I‘m so excited for this one! 3mo
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Right as Rain | Lindsey Stoddard
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A Saturday night spent reading a fantastic middle grade novel. There‘s not much that‘s better than that. This one is just a little bit heartbreaking.

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In Dog We Trust | Beth Kendrick
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This smart and funny novel about a woman looking for love while caring for three show dogs she has inherited is the perfect book for this spring-like Saturday here in Iowa.

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Starting my first book of 2019. I have high hopes for this one that‘s already getting a lot of buzz.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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This book is a little bit out of my wheelhouse, but I loved it. Plenty of suspense, a thought provoking premise, and a narrator that I loved= a book I couldn‘t put down.

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It‘s so cold and windy today that I‘m sitting in my car reading during the second half of my daughter‘s soccer game. I‘ve heard the Modern Mrs Darcy recommend this book a few times, so I‘m hoping I enjoy it.

heidisreads Stay warm!! It‘s windy here, too. I‘m hoping the wind blows all my fallen leaves into someone else‘s yard 😂 14mo
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My Ex-Life | Stephen McCauley
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Who else would rather curl up on the couch with a book on a Friday night than go to a high school football game? Everyone in my house chose football over reading, but I‘m enjoying the book and the peace and quiet.

LauraBrook 👋🏼 I‘d be staying home too! Enjoy the peace and quiet. 💝 14mo
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When Life Gives You Lululemons | Lauren Weisberger
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I‘m loving this book which is a nice break from some heavier stuff I‘ve been reading.

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Girl from Berlin | Ronald H Balson
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I meant to just read the first chapter of this tonight, but I‘m a hundred pages in and don‘t want to stop. Historical fiction that moves back and forth in time from World War II in Europe to the present day, Balson is a master at creating suspense and developing his stories.

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I love books about books (I just finished The Library Book by Susan Orlean yesterday). I am totally loving this novel about a woman who inherits an indie book store after her estranged uncle‘s death. She struggles to keep the store open all the while trying to uncover what happened between her mom and uncle that caused their relationship to end.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I‘m a sucker for a book about books and libraries, so this one is right up my alley. Orlean tells the story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library in an example of narrative non-fiction at its best.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I just read about this in WaPo! Going to find a copy ASAP. 14mo
Samplergal I read it as an arc. Good. Not great, imho. But us book nerds will find good just because it‘s about a library. 14mo
beaconhillbooks @Samplergal I agree with you. 14mo
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Freefall: A Novel | Jessica Barry
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I was sucked in from the first page and couldn‘t stop reading until the last page. Allison is presumed dead in a plane crash, but her mother Maggie can‘t quite believe Allison‘s gone. She sets off, trying to learn more about Allison‘s life leading up to the crash. Allison narrates alternating chapters, and although she‘s survived the crash, she‘s not out of danger as someone is just steps behind her -trying to kill her.

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I‘ve just started this, but I can‘t put it down. Very thought provoking. Timely.

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So excited to get this book in the mail today, but now I‘m confronted with a huge dilemma: do I gobble up this book in one sitting or slowly savor it?

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Tomorrow begins a new school year for me - my 21st in education. Excited to hear Manny Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers, speak at our opening ceremony. Starting this book tonight. How much can I get done by tomorrow morning?

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Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Excited to crack this one open. I‘ve been hearing great things about it and I‘m in need of a story I can get lost in.

Samplergal I liked it. Hope you do too! 1y
emilyhaldi I'm excited about this one!!! 1y
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Rush: A Novel | Lisa Patton
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I am loving this book- the Southern setting, Ole Miss college life, the sorority rush process, Miss Pearl the housekeeper who takes care of the Alpha Delt girls- I can‘t put this book down! #LisaPatton #StMartin‘sPress

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This book is the perfect blend of memoir and samplings from Goldstein‘s advice column.

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That's Not What Happened | Kody Keplinger
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School shooting stories are not easy to read, but there are a lot of them out there and many that are really good. The narrator in this book is fantastic, even though it‘s a tough read. (And interesting tidbit- Keplinger wrote The Duff which was made into a movie popular among my teen daughters and their friends).

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Resistance | Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Although I have heard of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, this YA novel is the first I‘ve read on this topic. Nielsen‘s novel is well researched- another great addition to the large collection of WWII books already published

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The Gunners: A Novel | Rebecca Kauffman
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We‘ve just left for vacation for the next ten days. I hope I brought enough/appropriate clothing. I was more concerned with the books I‘d be taking along. First up is The Gunners. I‘ve heard good things about this one.

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Rush: A Novel | Lisa Patton
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So excited to get an ARC (and other goodies) of Rush by Lisa Patton. I‘ve loved her previous novels and am thrilled she has a new book coming out. This one is right up my alley- a Southern novel set at Ole Miss. #tandemliterary #lisapatton

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Boardwalk Summer: A Novel | Meredith Jaeger
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I‘ve got a review of this one coming up later this week on my blog. I love this cover and have heard great things about it. I‘m happy to be sitting in the waiting room at the orthodontist‘s office so I can start reading. #WmMorrow #HarperCollins #TLC Book Tour

SilversReviews It was a great book. Loved it. 1y
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This foodie memoir has been sitting around in my house since it came out in 2009. Why has it taken me so long to pick it up?! I now have several recipes I want to try out and a great memoir to recommend to other readers.

Joyfulmimi I am really enjoying this! 1y
AWahle I think my copy has been around almost as long... I need to find it and read as well. (edited) 1y
DebinHawaii One of my favorite foodie memoirs! 😋📚 1y
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How Hard Can It Be? | Allison Pearson
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So excited to meet up with Kate Reddy again. Both of us have older kids now and are entering a different stage of life. I‘m hoping I love her as much in this book as I did in I Don‘t Know How She Does It

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Whatshisface | Gordon Korman
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You can never go wrong with Gordon Korman. Looking forward to a great middle great read.

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The War Outside | Monica Hesse
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I‘m really enjoying Monica Hesse‘s new book, The War Outside and I loved Girl In The Blue Coat by her. Little did I know- she also wrote American Fire- an adult nonfiction book that I absolutely loved.

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The Summer of Broken Things | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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I am officially done with school for the summer and have started on the stack of books I brought home from my school library. You can‘t go wrong with Margaret Peterson Haddix!

Chelleo Love her and her books. I met her in April and have this book autographed and waiting to be read. Can‘t wait to get to it. 1y
rather_be_reading stacked! 1y
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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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The weather is finally nice enough for me to sit outside and read. And what a great book! I started this before work this morning and don‘t want to put it down.

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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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I absolutely loved this one that felt a little like Sophie Kinsella‘s books and a little like The Rosie Project. Susan Green‘s carefully ordered life is turned upside down when her mother dies and she finds herself pregnant and single at forty-five. There are parts that will make you laugh and parts that will make you want to strangle Susan, but you will root for her to find happiness until the last page is turned.

RealLifeReading Cute cover! 2y
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I should probably go to bed, but instead I feel the need to start this book. I‘ve heard it‘s amazing.

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All We Ever Wanted | Emily Giffin
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Going to bed a little early so I can start this one. I‘ve been a fan of Giffin‘s since she published her first book, so I have high hopes for her latest book.

AmyG Let us know. I enjoy her books, too....since Something Borrowed. 2y
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The Perfect Score | Rob Buyea
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Excited to hear Rob Buyea speak tonight. I love his books. ❤️

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This memoir is fantastic! Weiss writes of her privileged NYC upbringing in the early 90s and her tennis coach who killed himself after a scandal destroyed his career. #williammorrow #TLCBookTours

mrozzz Yay! I‘m so looking forward to it 😊 2y
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I‘m starting this one as soon as my errands are done.

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Starting this tonight. I‘m hoping it lives up to all the hype.

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Nothing like starting out my day at urgent care with my daughter. At least I‘ve got a good book to keep me company. Hoping she doesn‘t have the flu.

MrsSpencer Aww I hope she‘s ok! Sick babes on a Sunday morning 😢great book though! 2y
AmyG Hope she feels better soon. 2y
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Class Action | Steven B. Frank
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I love this school story about one boy‘s refusal to do his homework. His suspension causes him to fight back and sue the school district claiming homework is unconstitutional. Great tween novel!

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I should be cooking and cleaning in preparation for my daughter‘s confirmation tomorrow. Instead I‘ve picked up this book- and I can‘t put it down.

Karen3 It was soooo good!! I couldn‘t stop reading it either. 2y
mrozzz I‘m startled how sucked in I am! Read 100 pages this afternoon 2y
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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Time for some great YA lit. Waiting while my daughter drives with her driver‘s ed instructor tonight and I brought this along to entertain me.

MisterWhitaker That cover is gorgeous! 2y
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Roomies | Christina Lauren
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Saturday night excitement at my house. I‘m really OK with curling up with a good book tonight. I‘ve been on spring break this week which has been full of a variety of activities so some down-time before re-entering the rat race feels good.

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Promise: A Novel | Minrose Gwin
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Loved spending my Saturday with this historical fiction novel centered around the F5 tornado that hit Tupelo, MS in 1936, and the way Gwin told the stories of both the white and African American communities affected by the disaster. #TLCBookTour #WilliamMorrow

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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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I‘m excited about my March Book of the Month selections!

Jess7 I wanted all of these, but only chose one (edited) 2y
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The Bishop's Pawn | Steve Berry
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This is my Saturday reading. Although one of my best friends loves Steve Berry‘s books and has recommended them to me often, I‘ve never picked one up until now. What are his must-read titles?

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Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Freezing rain overnight means I get to spend the day curled up with this book. I‘ve heard great things about it. #TLCBookTour #WilliamMorrow

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Layover | Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer
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I‘m in a hotel this weekend and no one is awake yet. If I want to read, I have to sit close to the bathroom door and use the light from in there.

AmyG I have spent many a time in the bathroom of a hotel room...reading. 2y
Kaye Same 2y
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This has been a fantastic way to spend a snow day. I love the different characters in this novel set in Oak Ridge, TN, during World War II. This is a fascinating piece of history. #williammorrow #TLCBookTours

Book_in_hands This is the next book for my book club, I'm looking forward to it!! 2y
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