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LiteraryinLititz

Joined April 2016

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The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
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The Trespasser by Tana French
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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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I‘m sitting down to start this book (definitely because it was recommended by various Littens!), and this is right at the start in the Acknowledgements.

I can already tell I‘m going to like this author. 😋

BennettBookworm Hilarious! 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh that‘s awesome. I may have to read this now. 🤔 1w
Librariana Ha! So clever! I dig it 😁😊 1w
JamieArc I really liked this one. It wasn‘t the normal domestic thriller I was expecting. 1w
MrBook 😂🤣 1w
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This is a charming tale of an 11-year-old girl, her new friend, and the bookish adventures that they have at her grandparents‘ bookstore. The lines between fiction and reality are blurred in a very Jasper Fforde-ish way. I recommend it to young and old readers who believe in the magic of books! 💗

hannah-leeloo I loved this book and there is a sequel 2w
LiteraryinLititz @hannah-leeloo Ooooh, good to know! Where I live this one just came out (I‘m the first one to borrow it at the library, I think), but I‘ll keep my eyes open for when the sequel is available! 1w
hannah-leeloo Yer the sequel is new here so it may be a little while if you've only just got the first one hun. Happy reading. I enjoyed the book 1w
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! 💗💗💗💗💗

One of my top 5 in 2019. Kevin Wilson is an auto-read author for me and this one might be his best. I keep typing and then deleting... it‘s hard to put into words what makes this odd little story so powerful. It will make you laugh and cry and feel hope and despair and want to tell everyone you know about what you just read.

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The Crane Wife | Patrick Ness
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Calling all Britain-Littens! 💜

Pretty soon, @wanderer15 and I will be leaving for our honeymoon in England! There will be lots of time set aside for reading (I‘m tentatively packing 9 books) and we‘ll be staying in the Cotswolds and London. Do you have any must-see bookstores or other sites to recommend?

The forecast looks like it will be perfect for bundled-up spurts of exploring followed by cozying up inside with books and tea!! 💜

RachelO How lovely! Are you going to visit Bath? Toppings and Mr Bs Emporium are both absolute treasures! 2w
TrishB In London - Foyles and the British Library! 2w
Tanisha_A How lovely! 🙂 2w
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MrBook Awesome!!! I‘ll be giving rapt attention to the recs on this post! 😁 2w
AnneCecilie I absolutely loved this store when I visited London 2w
LeeRHarry I second Daunts Books, Waterstones is a good one too, it‘s a chain so they are everywhere, I also second Foyles. 2w
LiteraryinLititz Thank you so much @RachelO @TrishB @AnneCecilie @LeeRHarry ! These are wonderful suggestions! 2w
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I love Agatha Christie. 💜 I had read this one many years ago but absolutely did not remember the ending, so it was a satisfying reread. Miss Marple is only a minor presence at the end, though of course she makes all the difference to solve the mystery!

Nute This is my next selection by her. I hope to get to it by the end of the year. I try to read 1-2 books from her collection annually. Some are rereads but most are first time around. 2w
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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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With 3 weeks until my wedding, I have come to grips with the fact that I‘m not going to get any more reading done in that time frame. I ambitiously borrowed these books from the library several weeks ago and have been looking longingly at them without having time to pick them up... so I finally returned them. Between wedding organizing and working hard at work in anticipation of being off for the honeymoon, reading will just have to wait.

ElizaMarie Happy early marriage!!! So exciting! 4w
Amiable That‘s the great thing about books —they will be there when you are ready to pick them up again! 🙂 Congratulations (early)! 4w
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Guts | Raina Telgemeier
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Raina Telgemeier is at the top of her craft. The main character (Raina as a 10-year-old) navigates family and school as she starts to contend with anxiety that stems from and also exacerbates some digestive problems. To be honest, I relate to so much of Raina‘s story, down to her childhood fear of germs and getting sick. My stress level still greatly impacts how my stomach feels. This book really normalizes something that many people go through.

LA_Mead Ooh I really want to read that one! 1mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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What a perfect fall book! The collaboration between Rowell (whose work I was already really familiar with) and Hicks (who was new to me) was really successful! The story was cute and relatable about 2 work friends on their last night of work at the pumpkin patch. They are high school seniors so next fall they‘ll be in college. I just loved the characters, and the illustrations and paneling were fantastic. Such a fun, fast fall read! 🎃

JanuarieTimewalker13 What a sweet fur baby!!🧡 1mo
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The Wych Elm | Tana French
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I‘m in the mood for a great thriller as my next read! I‘ve narrowed it down to the 4 pictured here. Any suggestions? I think I‘m leaning to one of the Tana French ones?

BekaReid Tou can't go wrong with Tana French. I loved The Wych Elm, and her Dublin Murder Squad books are great too! 1mo
Ericalambbrown Damn! I haven‘t read any of these! 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading I quite liked Bluebird Bluebird and the second in the series just came out so if you like there is more. 1mo
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DHill Love French‘s Dublin Murder Squad books v 1mo
Laughterhp Tana French! I really like the Dublin Murder Squad books! 1mo
Melismatic I love Tana French! I‘ve read The Tresspasser - it was so good. 1mo
JamieArc Bluebird, Bluebird is good, though I wouldn‘t quite call it a thriller, of that what you‘re looking for. 1mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Hmmm. Well, I read this book in 24 hours, so I clearly wanted to find out what happened. I did like the storytelling for the most part. Somehow it just didn‘t resonate with me the way I think it has with other readers, though. I won‘t be recommending it to everyone like I often do when I finish a book. It didn‘t really touch my emotions even though many parts were about emotional topics. I don‘t know. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Between a pick and so-so for me.

SamAnne My thoughts as well. 1mo
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The Power of Three | Sierra Brave
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Congratulations to @LoverofLit on two awesome milestones! Thanks for hosting #thepowerofthreegiveaway.

1. My favorite genres are mystery and YA!
2. I love sweet things.
3. Sometimes just a visit to the library is a nice treat. On rarer occasions I will get a massage!

LoverofLit I join a friend for dinner and a bookstore visit once every couple of months and it is one of my favorite things! Thank you for participating 😊 2mo
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What a treat to discover a new-to-me, or at least a completely forgotten, Hercule Poirot case! I borrowed the audiobook from the library for a work trip and listened to the first 5 hours that way. It kept me alert during my drive! And then when I got home I picked it off the bookshelf and finished it. It was really good! I didn‘t see any of it coming! I love Agatha Christie. 💜💜💜

Dragon 😻 2mo
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The Crow Trap | Ann Cleeves
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I have a question for Littens who are Ann Cleeves fans. So I started the tagged book, the first in the Vera Stanhope series. I love this genre and was really hoping to get hooked on a new (to me) series, but I‘m having a hard time getting into it. I‘ve read 187 pages, but I‘m just not caring about it yet. And Vera hasn‘t even been introduced! I assume I should keep going, so I‘m looking for some encouragement. Maybe the other books pick up more??

MamaGina I‘ve watched all the Vera tv series but not read the books - I have heard it wasn‘t planned to be a series but readers loved Vera in this one and that led to it becoming a series. Not sure that helps but maybe explains why she‘s not in it from the beginning 2mo
Amie This was kind of a challenge for me to get through, too, because it was too long, but I did like it. Vera doesn't show up until pretty far into the book - maybe more than halfway (I can't remember). The second book is shorter and easier to get through, but I haven't gotten any farther than that. 2mo
LiteraryinLititz @MamaGina @Amie Thanks for your input! I kept trying throughout the weekend and read 80 more pages, but I just can‘t finish it. But as a compromise, because I don‘t want to give up on the series yet, I‘m going to borrow book 2 from the library. Maybe that one will hook me! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
MamaGina @LiteraryinLititz I have read the Jimmy Perez books set in Shetland and watched all the tv seasons too, would definitely recommend that series!🤓 2mo
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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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This was an enjoyable window into a community I knew nothing about, the Canadian Muslim community. I liked the main characters a lot and thought the book was well written. The book is billed as a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I can absolutely see the comparison; especially towards the end there are overt similarities in plot and dialogue. At first I was trying too hard to look for the P&P references. It‘s better to just enjoy the ride!

BennettBookworm Stunning cover! 1mo
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Small Damages | Beth Kephart
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This book did not do it for me. I found the writing weird and annoying, like it was trying to be poetic and lyrical but was just flimsy. None of the characters felt real. The tone was one note the whole time and didn‘t have levels. I don‘t think I‘ll read more by this author.

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Whaaaaaaaat?!

Ok, the book jacket blurb said there would be a twist, but I still didn‘t guess what it was! I bet I‘m going to need to finish this one later...

Meaw_catlady It was a good twist! 3mo
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The Children Act | Ian McEwan
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I was pulled in from the start to this short novel about a British judge who is having marital problems while also ruling on a controversial family law case. McEwan was very very convincing at writing from the point of view of a middle aged woman. I borrowed the 2018 film from the library when I returned the book; I bet Emma Thompson is going to fill the role beautifully.

KarenUK She is awesome 💕👍 3mo
KathyWheeler I haven‘t seen the movie yet but Emma Thompson seems perfect for the role. I liked the book. 3mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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All the stars for this YA novel about a teenager balancing being a mom, being a granddaughter, and pursuing her dream of being a chef. I can‘t relate very much to any of those experiences BUT I still totally connected to the main character Emoni. I liked that even though there was a potential romantic interest for her it wasn‘t overly focused on that at all. I highly recommend this one!

LeeRHarry Loved this one too 😊 3mo
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I read this for a discussion with colleagues at the school where I work. I don‘t think I would have picked it up on my own, but I am glad I read it. The author‘s research and clinical observations inform her ideas about teenage girls and stress. Importantly, I did NOT feel like her points were confirming what I already ”knew.” I felt like she was suggesting fresh approaches and forcing me to see the topic in a new light, backed up by research.

MizzGraham Great review 👍🏼📚 I need to check this one out! 2mo
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Someone We Know | Shari Lapena
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I think this will probably be the last Shari Lapena I read. Her plots are interesting enough, but I‘ve come to feel like her writing style isn‘t up to the caliber of many of my favorite thriller authors. She does a lot of “telling, not showing,” to put it in English teacher terms. So even though this book was a fast read, I know it‘s not going to stay with me.

JenReadsAlot I'm about half way through it and kinda feeling the same... 3mo
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Beautiful. Just beautiful. I inhaled this book during the last 24 hours and really loved it. It‘s a story about a woman named Anna who is in a residential program to combat her anorexia. She and her fellow residents have triumphs and setbacks as they bravely face each day with this disease. They support each other. Anna navigates her changing relationship with her husband and family. Zgheib tells Anna‘s story lyrically and authentically. Read it!

Velvetfur I love that soft fluffy puddy-tat head 💜 4mo
brit91 Looks like you're kitty wants to read it again!🤣😹😻😍📚 4mo
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What an absolutely delightful book! 💜💜💜💜💜 From the first chapter I could tell I was going to relate to this protagonist, a Litsy-using (!) school librarian from basically my town in rural PA. I want to be friends with her and her friends! I borrowed this from the library, but I‘m going to buy it and lend it to all my bookish friends. I‘m always disappointed by the “books about books” that everyone seems to love, but this one made up for it!!

Airykah13 I chose this for my amazon reads a couple months ago! I need to move it to the top of my TBR 4mo
BookishJess Ok you‘ve convinced me! Plus it‘s only $1.99 on Kindle this month! 4mo
Crazeedi Oh I want to read this!! 4mo
Crazeedi I'm from rural PA too!! 4mo
ReadingisMyPassion On my TBR list 4mo
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Whoa!

I started this book this afternoon and, other than a brief break for dinner, read it straight through to the end. I was so absorbed that I didn‘t have any idea what time it was. It could have been 9:00 or 2:00 in the morning! This book is laid out in a fascinating way. You think you know everything pretty early on but trust me, you do not. I‘m going to be turning this one over in my mind for a while.

(Eeeeep! It‘s giving me the shivers!)

Pruzy So great to hear you had such a good reading experience! It‘s feelings like that which make me hungry to find my next great read. 4mo
juliegumdrop Was just thinking about The Kind Worth Killing and how good it was. Will have to try this one. 4mo
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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I liked it! The premise wasn‘t too original- a group of friends takes a remote holiday somewhere and while they are snowed in one of them is murdered- but I did like the execution. It was a fast, easy read and I didn‘t guess the resolution in advance. Thumbs up in my book!

rretzler 😻 4mo
brit91 Pretty kitty!!😻😻😻😻 4mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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I just did a library return and picked up these 3 from the New Books shelf. I‘m so excited! Which should I read first, Littens?

KaraWines I've only ever read one of them. It was pretty good - so I would start with that one! 4mo
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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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I love Anthony Horowitz! At this point I know I‘m going to like whatever mystery he writes, and this was no exception. Like The Word Is Murder, this book featured the author himself as a sidekick character to an ex-detective out to solve a murder. He plays around with this role as the facts about himself, his other projects, his family members, etc are true but the crime is (presumably) completely fictional. This is a clever and enjoyable book!

GloVerdino I just got The Magpie Murders and I can‘t wait to read it! I‘ve heard only good things! 4mo
LiteraryinLititz @GloVerdino I think Magpie Murders might be my favorite. 💜 Hope you love it! 4mo
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I totally didn‘t get this book. Was it supposed to be funny? Or purposely unfunny so it was a commentary on life in the modern urban world of comedy television? Beats me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ The main character is a young low-level assistant on a comedy show starring a past-his-prime comedian, Hugo. He randomly asks her to spend the weekend at his house. Bizarrely, she accepts. The book covers what happens that weekend. ...I don‘t know what the point was.

RaimeyGallant There's a book I read recently that won a BIG award and I had this exact thought. 4mo
Megabooks My library wants me to check this out. I don‘t think I will. Thanks! 4mo
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Tell No One | Harlan Coben
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This was my first Harlan Coben and I liked it a lot! I would definitely read more of his thrillers. My dad loves this author, and I borrowed the book from him when I ran out of my books on the last day of vacation. The only thing that was a weak point wasn‘t Coben‘s fault: the plot revolves a lot around cutting edge technology, but based on when the book was written it really dates itself. Other than that, clever twists and solid writing!

brit91 Beautiful cat! I love his eyes!😻😻💖💖 4mo
riversong153 It‘s sooo funny. This was my first introduction to Coben about 10 yrs ago. I‘ve been hooked since! He‘s one of my favs! 4mo
BennettBookworm WE HAVE THE SAME DAD! 🥰 4mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Angie Thomas is a master of voice. This book is every bit as good as The Hate You Give, and I really felt like I was in the head of the main character Bri. I loved watching her relationships with her mom, brother, aunt, and friends evolve. I highly recommend this to young and not young adults alike!

brit91 Another cute kitty!!😻😻 4mo
BennettBookworm So so happy that you liked it, too!! 4mo
LiteraryinLititz @brit91 Thanks! It‘s funny. I feel like my cats are in every single Litsy picture just because when I‘m sitting and reading they are usually around! 4mo
BekaReid Great review! I agree 100%! 4mo
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Thus ends the last book of #lmpbc with @BennettBookworm @Mem_ugh and @kstadt929 ! The verdict is that we expected to like this book more than we did. I found several of the characters compelling and the author had no shortage of engaging plot threads. Somehow, though, it was less than the sum of its parts. The book felt unfocused and I wish it was more... just more, I guess. Disappointing. Storytelling matters and Gray hasn‘t mastered it yet.

kstadt929 I feel like I may have only gotten 3 of the 4 books...is one still out there @Mem_ugh ??? 4mo
Mem_ugh @kstadt929 it is! I just dropped it in the mail yesterday. I‘m really not doing very well at being on time with things this round 😂 so sorry! 4mo
kstadt929 @Mem_ugh It‘s totally okay! I haven‘t had a lot of time to read lately because we have 2 puppies now. I was just checking to make sure I remembered correctly 😁 I‘ll watch for the book! 4mo
BennettBookworm I hope you like it @kstadt929 !! 4mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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What an awesome thriller!! For me, this book really lived up to the hype. Theo is a psychotherapist who believes he can help a woman named Alicia who is in a psych ward after murdering her husband several years ago. Since she was discovered at the crime scene, Alicia has not said a single word. Can Theo or anyone get her to talk and find out what really happened? This book was very well plotted and the reveals happened masterfully. Gasp-inducing!

starlight97 Nice review, agreed! 😊 4mo
RaimeyGallant On my list! 4mo
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Three Things About Elsie | Joanna Cannon
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I‘m going to be thinking about this book for a while! For most of the book, I thought I had figured out the big reveal but was still enjoying the writing and the characters. It turns out there were still MANY things I didn‘t know. This is a beautiful story about the little and big things that make up a life. Now I‘d like to go back and read her first book. And I can‘t wait to discuss this with @BennettBookworm when she reads it!!

DebReads4fun Nice review! 4mo
Tamra I liked it too! Have you read this one? 4mo
BennettBookworm Sooo trippy! I liked how all of the stories were interwoven in a clever way. Still trying to figure out the ending! 4mo
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Thanks for the giveaway chance @kellyann28 ! I am still thinking about all the ins and outs of Miracle Creek last month! It was a great courtroom drama with fascinating characters.

kellyann28 You are entered! Good luck! 🍀 4mo
kellyann28 Also, I LOVED Miracle Creek! 4mo
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This was an awesome book! It‘s a courtroom drama but also a story about all different types of relationships. I was drawn right into the story from the first chapter and was impressed by Kim‘s plotting and writing style. I‘d never read anything about the topic of hyperbaric oxygenation and found it fascinating and easy to “get” early in the book. Very memorable and I recommend it!

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The Adults: A Novel | Caroline Hulse
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Good pick for #lmpbc, @kstadt929 ! I actually really liked this one in spite of the flawed characters and pretty outlandish plot. I felt the tone of the writing was just right and I like the way the story was interspersed with interviews. I felt very sucked into the story. I probably would not have liked it as much if I was the first reader, because part of the fun was chiming in to the indignant comments from @kstadt929 and @BennettBookworm 😋.

LiteraryinLititz In the mail to you next @Mem_ugh 6mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I shared books for literature classes with my friends whenever possible, and reading the other commentary was half the fun! 6mo
BennettBookworm Love it!! 6mo
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@EclecticReaders Thanks for this cool bingo board!

EclecticReaders Wow, awesome!! 6mo
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This book could have been a lot better, in my opinion. The main character was slow to grasp things that were apparent to the audience, so things that were obviously supposed to be big reveals fell flat and were predictable. Maybe I just didn‘t like the main character and her choices? There was the potential for some interesting relationships (friendships, sibling bonds, parent-child) but they mostly didn‘t move past cliches. Bummer.

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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I‘ve had this on my TBR for a long while. Fingers crossed that I could win a copy through the generous #dollarscoregiveaway from @britt_brooke 😁

britt_brooke 🥰🤗 Thanks for entering! 6mo
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The Altruists: A Novel | Andrew Ridker
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Well, this is one I‘m glad I borrowed from the library rather than buying. It was well written and the author, a 28-year-old, should be really proud of this debut novel. Still, I didn‘t enjoy the experience of reading this book. I think it‘s because the characters were pretty unlikeable. But they were developed well.

rretzler 😻 6mo
Dragon 😻 6mo
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Giant Days Vol. 3 | John Allison
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I looooooove Giant Days! I received the first 9 volumes for my birthday last month and have read the first 3 so far. The friendship between Esther, Daisy, and Susan is just so real and gets them through all the craziness at college. Daisy reminds me of a friend of mine. 💜 I love the art, especially the panels by Lissa Treiman. McGraw is one of my favorite characters! I highly recommend this series.

Annl Beautiful cats! 6mo
JenReadsAlot Cuteness!! 6mo
8little_paws Oh your sweet cats! 6mo
JSW I love Giant Days SO MUCH!!! 6mo
rretzler 😻 6mo
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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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Read it.

That‘s the takeaway from this review. ☺️

But if you‘d like more details, I was impressed with the character development and writing style in this book, the first I‘ve read by Rowley. Jackie O felt like a developed character, not a caricature (which was one of my pet peeves about The Dinner List). I breezed through the book quickly but at several points slowed myself down to appreciate a beautiful phrase or idea. An enjoyable read!!

RavenLovelyReads Aww!you caught your leopard mid roar!! 6mo
LiteraryinLititz @RavenLovelyReads I know! And every time I look at the picture, I yawn too. 😁 6mo
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I think this author may just not be for me. While I really got into the writing style and the word choices, I just felt like not enough happened. I guess I like my mysteries to be a little... grittier? Higher stakes? There was nothing remotely mysterious (or in my mind interesting) about the 3 crimes this police department solved. It all just seemed a little too “lite.” Though again, charming writing.

Tamra He is a very charming writer. It this series is like #1 Ladies, it will be about the characters‘ development over time. He is a palette cleanser read for me. 6mo
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Patina | Jason Reynolds
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I read Patina and Sunny, the middle 2 books in this series, back to back. They were very quick reads and I enjoyed them! I like how the track series is great to recommend to girls and boys, athletes and non-athletes, kids who like reading and those who don‘t (yet!). Jason Reynolds does a good job with dialogue and reproducing authentic conversation styles from lots of different demographics. Pick!

Tamra So good! 6mo
stacybmartin He‘s such a great author - I‘ve loved every book of his that I‘ve read! 6mo
Crazeedi Such beautiful kitties!😻 6mo
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Crush | Svetlana Chmakova
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Time to catch up on my last few books!

After proctoring the SATs all day a few Saturdays ago, this light middle grade graphic novel was just my speed! It was charming and I loved the illustrations. I especially loved the part at the end where the author described her creative process. Not sure why I haven‘t heard of her before since I love Raina Telgemeier and books like hers, but I will definitely read others by Chmakova!

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This was a bookful week for me!! For my birthday, I received the books on the right from @wanderer15 and a bookstore gift certificate from @BennettBookworm which I used to buy some of the ones in the middle. I celebrated Independent Bookstore Day by visiting my local indie plus a new-to-me one (Firefly Books in Kutztown, PA) and bought the tote and the remaining books pictured.

Now I‘m just fantasizing about taking a week off to read! 🤔

Tamra The track series is fun! 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Very nice haul and great photo! 7mo
BennettBookworm Yayyy such a bookful week!! 7mo
Librariana I picked up the same title during Indie Bookstore Day! 😁💜📚 7mo
BookNAround Nice! 7mo
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I loved reading this! On Wednesday nights I like to listen to The Moth stories on NPR sometimes, but until recently I didn‘t know some of the stories had been compiled into books. I thoroughly enjoyed this format of stories that were told aloud first. They really drew me in more than collections of essays or short stories. Too many favorites to name!

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Hmm. Well, I finally forced myself to finish this. It was my own pick for #lmpbc but it didn‘t really click with me and it was a slog to get through. I‘m still not quite sure what I think of it. I am really curious what my other group members think. Sorry it‘s so late, friends! @Mem_ugh @kstadt929 @BennettBookworm

mcctrish I remember this being a slog too, I think I liked the beginning and then I kept hoping it would get back to that ? (edited) 7mo
nikirtehsuxlol Yeah I wasn‘t a fan. Still might try the audiobook of Florida (or whatever her other book is called). 7mo
Jenken1998 I never made it through.. just didn't hold my attention. 7mo
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Song for a Whale | Lynne Kelly
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Reading this book in a 24 hour period was like getting a hug. 💗 Iris is a wonderfully endearing young protagonist who learns about a whale who can‘t communicate with other whales because he sings at a different frequency. As a Deaf girl at a hearing school, she immediately empathizes with the whale and wants to help. Her journey- physical and emotional- is well worth taking. Not strictly believable but heartfelt with great side characters. Pick!

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Very different with its interview format, but I really liked it! I think it lived up to the hype. The last 100 pages were especially compelling. I was impressed with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I still like this author a lot!

Christine11 Ooh I just bought this recently - I really want to forget my TBR and read it now! 😅 7mo
Dragon 😻 7mo
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The Next to Die: A Novel | Sophie Hannah
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Wow! What a completely bizarre ending! This book completely kept me guessing the whole way through. When there were 50 pages left I still had no idea what the resolution would be. I‘m torn because it was a really enjoyable reading experience but then the ending was pretty big stretch. I don‘t know. I want other people to read it so we can discuss, though!

rretzler 😻Cute kitty! 7mo
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