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LoverofLit

Joined September 2016

Accountant. Mommy of two. Ravenclaw. Avid book reader of almost all genres.
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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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Yes please!

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I did it! I officially reached my reading goal for the year 💪📚 ❤

Liatrek Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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The Power of Three | Constance M. Burge
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Congrats! @Michollio You won the #PowerofThreeGiveaway 😍😍 Please send your mailing address to BriannaMullins52@gmail.com and I'll get your gift sent out!

TheSpineView Congrats! 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
Michollio Yay! 😊 1mo
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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"...like a polite collective orgasm."
Well that's one way to describe the hush before an artist begins a concert. ?

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Truth 👏❤

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This book was so charming. I loved basically all the characters, even the vapid and self-involved ones. I rooted for Bee through the whole book and loved seeing an intelligent and quirky mother raising her daughter to be intelligent and quirky. The theme of motherhood and selfishness was refreshing and honest. Bernadette was unapologetic in her personality and I couldn't have admired her character more for it. Highly recommend!

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Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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The artistry in this #graphicnovel was stunning and the storyline was fast paced and kept you interested. Some of the bloody fight scenes put the graphic in graphic novel and I wouldn't recommend for sensitive readers and the plot was a little confusing a couple times but overall it kept me engaged. #Booked2019
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Cinfhen I tried this last year and while I thought the art was gorgeous I just didn‘t get the storyline 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 1mo
mcipher @Cinfhen Same here, and it was just so gory and dark... 1mo
LoverofLit @Cinfhen @mcipher I completely agree with the storyline. I gave it some grace since it's a series and I'm sure it was fleshed out as the series continued. The darkness and gore didn't bother me personally but I thought while reading it, "Wow. Some people would have a hard time with this." 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I really loved this and the second one. But agree about how challenging it is. 1mo
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The Power of Three | Constance M. Burge
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Today is my 3rd anniversary on Litsy AND I hit 30k today! As a huge Charmed nerd, I'm in love with the power of three vibe I got going on. To celebrate I want to do a #ThePowerofThreeGiveaway for anyone who wants to participate. The winner will get three things from me, including a book! Re-post with the hashtag and tag me and answer these 3 questions:
1. What's your favorite genre(s)?
2. Salty or sweet?
3. What do you do to pamper yourself?

Quirkybookworm How do I repost? I forgot! 1mo
LoverofLit @Quirkybookworm You can just make a Blurb post and tag me in it and use the hashtag 😊 Or you can screenshot my post and use that as your picture on your post. Either way! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats on hitting 30k and Happy Litsyversary! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit Congrats on 3 years and 30k! 1mo
Laughterhp Congrats! 🎉 1mo
Bklover Congratulations on three years! I just passed my three year mark too. (Also am accountant (retired) and a Ravenclaw). 1mo
LoverofLit Hey! Three things in common! 😍😍 Happy anniversary to you too @Bklover 1mo
britt_brooke Congratulations on your Litsy milestones! Happy you‘re here! 🤗 1mo
LoverofLit @britt_brooke Hey thanks! 💖 1mo
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All Souls Trilogy | Deborah Harkness
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I recently ended up in the hospital for a 10 day stay and then on home rest for 2 weeks and decided that was the perfect time for a re-read of one of my favorite trilogies. It was the perfect decision and comforted me while healing. I loved falling in love with Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont all over again.
What are your comfort reads or favorite series to re-read?

Crazeedi Oh I hope you get well soon! Sending hugs❤ and I really don't reread many books 1mo
Branwen Hope you feel better soon, friend! 💕 I always tend reread anything by Neil Gaiman when I need some healing! His writing is very comforting to me! 1mo
TheLibrarian Get well soon! 1mo
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marleed I hope you recover soon! My comfort read is the Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantok. I just love pulling those letters out of the envelopes. 1mo
Owlizabeth Hope you‘re on the mend! I reread Anne Bishop‘s The Others series whenever life is overwhelming. 1mo
LoverofLit @Crazeedi Thank you! 😊 1mo
LoverofLit @Branwen Gaiman is always a good idea! Thank you for the well wishes ❤ 1mo
LoverofLit @TheLibrarian Thank you 💕 I'm on the mend 1mo
LoverofLit @marleed I'll add that to my list. Thanks! 1mo
LoverofLit Thank you so much! @Owlizabeth I'm feeling much better. I'm adding that series to my list 😊 1mo
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Shit My Dad Says | Justin Halpern
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This book was hilarious. Full of funny nuggets of wisdom from a father that while at times is brusque and an oddity, really loves his kids even when they baffle him. I highly recommend listening to this one!
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A Book About a Family

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Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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What rainy Saturdays are made for. Excited to start this #graphicnovel for the #Booked2019 challenge.

JackieSmith It‘s great! 1mo
LoverofLit @JackieSmith Halfway through and really enjoying it! 1mo
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1984 | George Orwell
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Unpopular opinion 😬 Don't take away my book lover cool kid card!
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book that inspired a common phrase or idiom

kricheal 😂😂😂 I love your review. I'll take 1984 but I'll give you back Station Eleven 😵(didn't hate it, just didn't see what was so great about it). 1mo
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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Jo says "Hey ma! Whatchoo reading. My book doesn't have enough pictures!" ? We're not quite to solo reading but I can't wait for those days to come!

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Where We Go from Here | Bernie Sanders
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Right out of the gate, Sanders's book was on a whole other level compared to the other's I've read so far (with the exception of Warren) when it comes to plan making and political intelligence. This also showcases that Bernie is a humble guy, who would rather see real change than get credit, in how he worked with HC after the loss of the 2016 primaries and how he works across the aisle wit Republicans.
#ReadTheCandidates

Emilymdxn Love his writing! Pity I‘m from the wrong country I‘d love to vote for him! 2mo
MelissaSue81 I also really enjoyed the part about him helping other progressive candidates get to Congress. 2mo
LoverofLit @Emilymdxn I'll think of you when I vote ❤ 1mo
LoverofLit @MelissaSue81 I really did as well! 1mo
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Harbor Me | Jacqueline Woodson
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This book was phenomenal. My first of Woodson's but definitely not my last. Her writing is so lyrical and her characters so diverse emotionally, I flew through this book and ate up every word. Highly recommend.
#Booked2019 Diverse Middle Grade
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen So funny as @throwmeabook just posted something very similar also for #Booked2019 😁🎉 2mo
LoverofLit @Cinfhen Haha great minds think alike! 😊 2mo
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This book was SO fun to listen to. Some of the chapters were better than others and I found Karen's humor a bit more up my alley but there were some really valuable points in this, told in a funny, self deprecating, feminist way. I had never heard of their podcast and am not a fan of true crime so I probably won't be listening to that but this autobiographical book was right up my alley.
#pop19 #popsugar2019
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This was one of my favorite books of the year so far. As an introvert, I've felt misplaced or like I didn't fit well and this really helped me see the traits I have as a strength. It also had a wonderful section on relationships with extroverts that I made my husband listen to that was very enlightening. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to connect more closely with themselves or introverted loved ones in their lives. Truly fascinating.

LoverofLit #pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge Your favorite past reading prompt - Audio Book 2mo
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Wildcard | Marie Lu
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I was not as big of a fan of the second in this duology. I felt it was pretty inconsistent and plot holey, and I ended up not really rooting for some of the "good guys" by the end, due to their questionable moral ambiguity. But I loved Emika and the world was still cool so I'm glad I finished it.

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Warcross | Lu Marie
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This book was an interesting premise and I liked the high tech fantastical world, reminiscent of Ender's Game and Ready Player One, this had its own flair. I didn't see the twist towards the end and immediately jumped into the second of this duology.
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book revolving around a puzzle or game

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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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I haven't read Ephron before but I really liked her spicy, irreverent humor. BUT overall I was not a fan of the characters in this book. I didn't root for the love interests and was pretty apathetic about the ending, but I still enjoyed the entertainment factor and Jewish recipes sprinkled in.

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Swing | Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
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This book was beautiful to listen to. Part lyrics and poetry, part narration, this book was a perspective you don't see often; that of two black teenage boys who love baseball, jazz, and are trying to figure out the secrets of girls before prom. Highly recommend
#Booked2019
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
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4thhouseontheleft I listened to this over the summer! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard it‘s really good 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I was so sad I didn't love this book with all the hype that it received. I'm convinced it was the pretty cover that fooled some into believing this book was more solid than it was. My favorite part was the youngest brother's story, Simon, and the rest of the book made it difficult to keep my interest.
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
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The_Real_Nani I was certainly drawn in my cover but also the description because NYC is one of my favorite characters. I found it in a Little Free Library the other day and it‘s in my TBR pile. Very curious to read now and I will probably bump it up to the top! LOL 2mo
LoverofLit @The_Real_Nani I'll be looking for your review! 2mo
Cinfhen I really liked this book a lot, yes for the cover, yes for NY ( although very little actually happens there) @The_Real_Nani but mostly because it left me with so much to think about. 2mo
The_Real_Nani @Cinfhen ooh, I will definitely have to start this tonight! 2mo
The_Real_Nani @loveroflit let‘s see how long it takes me to read it! I‘ll try not to keep you waiting. LOL 2mo
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Safe Haven | Nicholas Sparks
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Sparks is one of my Safe Havens (get it? ba dum tiss) and his books never fail to interest me and make me satisfied at the ending. Another solid one.

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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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This book was absolutely enchanting. I loved all the characters, but especially Josey. I really liked the magical quality infused into this book that was so subtle and the themes of sisterhood and learning to love yourself and stand on your own. I also did not see the ending coming. Recommend for sure 👍👍
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book with pop, sugar, or challenge in the title

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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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This book was odd, as many from Scandinavia seem to be. The humor was there, though dry and hard to miss but the real gem of this book was the relationship of the grandmother and the granddaughter and the juxtaposition of their experiences and priorities at opposite ends of each other. Short, and a bit boring for being so short but it was alright.
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book set in Scandinavia

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This book WRECKED me. I read Ove last year and went in expecting the same and was suprised to find myself in a completely different kind of story than I was expecting. But his ability to write characters that are so flawed and relatable was exactly the same. A little slow to start, but then it picked up and I couldn't get enough of the story. He even made me care about the hockey parts! Now that's talented writing.

Megabooks There‘s a sequel 4mo
LoverofLit @Megabooks I saw that! Adding it to my list 😊 Thanks for the reminder. 4mo
Megabooks I liked both, but I think I liked Beartown better. 4mo
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I had the impression that since Mayor Pete was a millennial, military serving, openly gay person that he would have strong stances on some of the policies which make up a large part of our country today. And maybe be does, but I wouldn't know it from reading this book. While incredibly educated and eloquent, there was little policy or actions spoken of on what he would do to drive our country forward. I still admire him fully and am glad I read it

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I felt similarly, nice guy, nice book... but maybe he needs more experience so we can have more policies, ideas, passions, etc 🤷‍♀️ then again, maybe that was just me. 3mo
LoverofLit @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm glad I'm not alone in my impression, though I do think he did a phenomenal job this week during the second round of the Democratic debates! 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LoverofLit Yes, he‘s very well spoken, and very smart, he‘s always impressed me there...it‘s one of the reasons I originally picked up his book. I‘m thinking he‘ll make someone a nice Secretary of State, and can charm all the allies we‘ve estranged, plus pick up some more broader experience along the way. 3mo
Howard_L I appreciated that the book was his story and not a policy statement. I can find that online and, out of necessity it evolves, or should. This was interesting and personal and gave us a glimpse of the man and his life behind political decisions. 2mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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The_Real_Nani Loved this book. 4mo
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This book was incredible to listen to. I had no idea Malala was just a child when shot in the face and that she was shot because she had already become a voice and champion in her nation for her fight for girls and their education. For anyone like me who is mostly ignorant of the religion of Islam and the strife in the Middle East, this is an important read. Some parts were a bit slow but overall so good. #Booked2019
Muslim Author or MC

Cinfhen Awesome pick ❣️🙌🏻 4mo
IvoryLunatic This is one of my favorites. It‘s so inspiring. It blew me away. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad you enjoyed it! 👊🏻📚♥️ 4mo
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The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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I am ashamed to say I had this book on my shelf for a couple years and wasn't super in a hurry to read it, since bible stories aren't my grab, but THIS BOOK. What a wonderful story of the camaraderie and strength of women, of girls who become mothers and midwives and aunts and champions for each other. I loved this perspective of Dinah's story and am so glad I finally read it.
#pop19 #popsugar19 #popsugarreadingchallenge

TheBookKeepers Yes same!!! Omg I always recommend this one and tell ppl to ignore their hesitation due to the religious tie. Such a beautiful story! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just watched this!!! 3mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Finally reading Beartown and the mother in this speaks to my soul so much, I've teared up just from the weird feeling of being understood so well.

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The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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Only three pages in and I found the title. One of my favorite things! Also, I can already tell I'm going to love this book.

Nute I still think about this book. I love it so much! I hope that you enjoy it!! 4mo
marleed What a fun thing to track! ... I just read Summer of 69 and keep looking at the surfers on the cover thinking what the hell did this surfers have to do with the story! 4mo
Amiable I really liked this book —read it years ago and still recommend it to others! 4mo
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Crazeedi I really enjoyed this book too! 4mo
sammisho 1. Also one of my favorite things to find while reading. 2. I LOVE this book! 4mo
LoverofLit Wow. I'm so glad everyone seems to love this story when I'm enjoying it so much myself! @Nute @Amiable @Crazeedi 4mo
LoverofLit @sammisho Twinsies! 😍 I think I snagged this book from you during one of our garage sales a couple years ago! 4mo
LoverofLit @marleed Haha I'm glad I'm not the only person that spares extra thoughts to nonsensical covers! 4mo
sammisho @LoverofLit I was wondering if I had recommended it! 4mo
CallieBrowning I read this about two years ago and totally loved it. 4mo
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Good Morning, Midnight | Lily Brooks-Dalton
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As beautiful and ethereal as I remember from the first time I read it a year ago. #pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A re-read of your favorite book

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Good Morning, Midnight | Lily Brooks-Dalton
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"I'll just relax in my hammock by myself and read," said no mother of toddlers ever.

4thhouseontheleft 😂😂🥰 4mo
britt_brooke Aw!! 😆💚 My boys are bigger now, but I remember those days. 4mo
Freespirit 😂😂they are cute😊 4mo
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MarriedtoMrT Yup! Mine are older (5 and 7) but must make me aware of their every thought so a different kind of interruption. 4mo
Tamra Soooo true and it doesn‘t end with toddlerhood! 😅 4mo
Amiable Oh, yes, I remember those days! May the Force be with you! 😀 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Aww, true..💕 4mo
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#SorryNotSorry for the small photo dump from this book the last few days. An introspective look into our society when it comes to racism, pop music, toxic masculinity, intersectionality, and the entertainment industry from poet and musician Kyle Tran Myhre. Some parts got bogged down in technicality but the message was solid.
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book by a musician

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This short novel was gorgeous. It was only 3.5 hours on audio and left me wanting more of this beautiful, spoken lyrical writing told from the perspective of 15 year old Xiomara writing in her journal about her experiences growing up in conservative household with immigrant parents and stretching her wings to fly. Highly recommend.
#ReadingWomenChallenge A Novella

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"Language impacts thought; thought impacts action."

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A beer, a book, and water babies 🍺 📖 🌊

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sammisho I love those water babies 4mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be to pick my #top6reads of the year, though I wavered on a couple. It surprises me that two were poetry and one a graphic novel, two types of books I don't think I really picked up before Litsy and reading challenges. Thanks for broadening my horizons guys ❤📚
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Cinfhen Great list!! I had 5 NF picks!!! And 4 were on audio, which I never listened too before Litsy ‼️ 4mo
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The Girl on the Train | The Girl on the Train
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This followed along pretty much like a standard mystery. I guessed early on who the killer was. I really enjoyed the premise of someone witnessing another person's life in snippets passing by on the train during their commute. But all the characters were pretty shallow and unlikeable. The only one I really felt for was Rachel. Overall I'd recommend for a quick weekend mystery read. #pop19 #popsugar2019
A book that has over a million reviews on GR

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I really liked the premise of this novel, on Rose's ninth birthday she receives the ability to taste people's feelings through the food they cook, but the execution and writing and plot development ranged from bizarre to non-existent. Not my least favorite book ever, a small amount of memorable lines, but I was confused and dissatisfied after it was over.
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
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Cinfhen Interesting premise....not sure I could read an entire book though 😳 4mo
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"You cannot arm-wrestle your way out of chemical depression." ?❤

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Beast | Brie Spangler
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This book was wholly unexpected, but in such a great way. I went into this thinking it was going to be light and fluffy (and it totally was!) but it also tackled tough topics and had some deep themes interspersed with heartwarming love. Not much in common with the original but still holds the message of "Don't judge a person on appearance" and "It's ok the be different." #pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A Retelling of a Classic

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This was my first of Alyssa Cole's and I really liked it! She had smart, witty writing that was the right amount of steamy. I'll definitely be checking out more of hers! #romantsy #pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge Two Books That Share the Same Title (2)

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Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Kingsolver is a masterful storyteller and just so amazing at narrating her own books. I love her smooth, honeyed voice building up these characters that become a little bit real. This one was a bit too long, and Prodigal Summer still holds the spot for my favorite of hers, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this book.
#ReadingWomenChallenge A Book About Nature