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Joined May 2016

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Norwegian Wood. Tokyo Blues | Murakami Haruki,
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3.6/5 🌟

A book about loss, grief, mental health & flawed human beings. Suicide features heavily in this book so it's not a happy, fun book. I didn't love the ending but I did enjoy reading the book.

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Not the right book for me. I can see the appeal and the importance of shedding light on the reality of Syria's story, but I couldn't get past the fairytale romance stuff - I'm too old for that.

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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3.5/5 🌟

Kazuo Ishiguru has a great talent for drip-feeding information to the reader and leaving us with lots of questions. This is a book about friendship, love, forgiveness and humanity.

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4/5 🌟

Told from an AI's (Klara) point of view, about her relationship with her owner, Josie. Klara is very observant, curious and loyal, which makes the ending so much sadder. Overall, it is a story about love, loneliness and sacrifice. It would be an excellent book for a book club because it raises so many questions.

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3/5 🌟

About a woman in Japan who pretends to be pregnant to avoid doing sexist tasks at work. Intriguing premise and the first part of the book was interesting enough but somewhere towards the end, it became a bit surreal and lost its way.

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The Mother's Promise | Sally Hepworth
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4/5 🌟

This one made me cry.

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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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4/5 🌟

Totally binge listening to Sally Hepworth's books!

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3.5/5 🌟

I think I liked the ending of the movie better. There was closure unlike the book.

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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4/5 🌟

Funny, delightful & highly enjoyable.

SilversReviews Loved this book. 3w
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The Younger Wife | Sally Hepworth
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4/5 🌟

Light audiobook for easy summer listening.

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4/5 🌟

Have never seen any of her shows but glad I read this honest and heartbreaking memoir. Couldn't imagine putting my daughter through anything that her mother put her through. That's some crazy and abusive stuff! Glad she's getting the help she needs.

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The Soulmate: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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3.8/5 🌟

A great page turner & I fully enjoyed it, but at times it seemed a bit far-fetched.

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😂😂

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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$1.89 on Kindle! What a bargain!!! Grab it if you have a Kindle! Great book.

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Our Missing Hearts | Celeste Ng
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4/5 🌟

Great way to start 2023, with this beautiful and sad book by Celeste Ng.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Library Haul! It's been awhile since I've been to the library.

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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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3.5/5 🌟

Not as good as her older books but much better than her last 2 books. 🍏

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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4/5🌟

I'm not a big fan of Greek mythology but the writing really pulls you in. Highly recommend the audiobook.

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Finding Me: A Memoir | Viola Davis
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4/5 🌟

Incredible life. It's amazing how resilient and strong children can be. I'm in awe!

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Things are what they are, and whatever will be will be. ❤️

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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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4.5/5 ?

"My yesterdays are disappearing, and my tomorrows are uncertain, so what do I live for? I live for each day. I live in the moment." ❤️

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She enjoyed it so much, she forced me to buy the other 2 books for her.

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4.5/5 🌟

I don't really read/listen to non-fiction books but this one is an exception. If you're interested in the science of memory and/or worried that you might be going senile, then this is the perfect book for you.

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Exciting Times | Naoise Dolan
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2/5 🌟

It started off well but then the main character just got really annoying, superficial and desperate. I couldn't finish it!

mija333 I got to chapter 19, so half way. Couldn‘t do it anymore. 10mo
Night_Reader @mija333 Glad I'm not the only one. 10mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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3.5/5 🌟

Not perfect but it was entertaining and made me laugh. The brief and casual mention of BLM seemed frivolous.

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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5/5 🌟

Beautiful & heart-breaking memoir about a daughter grieving & processing the loss of her mother through food. My own mother expresses her love through food, too, so this book really hit home.

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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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Mehso-so

3/5 🌟

Loved the writing but couldn't relate to the narrator.

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The Memory Police | Yōko Ogawa
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3.8/5 🌟

This is a surreal, sad & thought-provoking book. I've never read anything like it & I'm very glad I read it.

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The New Me | Halle Butler
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Mehso-so

3/5 🌟

The story as a whole felt a little unfinished. There were minor characters who were introduced for one or two chapters only and then disappeared without any mention of them again, why bother? I didn't hate the book but it's unmemorable and underwhelming.

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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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4.8/5 🌟

Funny, addictive & brilliant - from start to finish! Such an enjoyable book. Highly recommended!

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2/5 🌟

Tried book 1 & book 2 - not my cup of tea! It was too repetitive & had too many characters. Each character had a gut wrenching reason to travel back in time, the first couple of chapters were interesting and sad but then it just got too repetitive & I gave up.

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"...the room was filled by a kind of stillness. Not simply an absence of noise, but an accumulation of layers of silence, untouched by fallen hair or mold, silence that the Professor left behind as he wandered..."

Cathythoughts Nice quote 💫 13mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book 🤍 (edited) 13mo
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4/5 🌟

It's a short, sweet and sad book that left me with a smile.

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The Lying Life of Adults | Elena Ferrante
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4/5 🌟

Slow but honest, brutal and clever. This book is a good reminder that we are all flawed, insecure and hypocritical.

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3.5/5 🌟

An easy read to pull me out of my reading slump.

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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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4.5/5 ?

This is a perfect book for a rainy weekend.

"Everything is broken and messed up and completely fine. That is what life is."

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4/5 🌟

This is a book about loneliness, survival, nature and much more. It did take me a little while before I got into the book but once I connected with the character, Kya, I enjoyed the book immensely & really felt for her.

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4/5 🌟

I'm not the biggest fan of YA books but this one is a gem. I picked it up hoping to find something new for my daughter but I ended up loving it. It's about Ana who has 12 months left to live but her sense of humour and maturity made it a fun and uplifting book. Great debut novel. 👍

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Magpie | Elizabeth Day
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3.5/5 🌟

Best to go into this book completely blind. Well-written and a quick-read.

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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$0.94 😍😍

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4.5/5 🌟

The perfect winter long weekend read!

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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3.5/5 ?

I really liked the start & the end of the book, but the middle dragged on a bit because it introduced so many characters. I guess, I'm not the biggest fan of books with lots of characters.

"We don't have a plan, we just do our best to get through the day...sometimes we panic, because the bills need paying and we have to be grown-up and we don't know how, because it's so horribly, desperately easy to fail at being grown-up."

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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3.5/5 🌟

I enjoyed the 2nd half of the book more. It was a light, easy read - good palate cleanser book.

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"I wish to go on living even after my death."

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3/5 🌟

It was readable but not that relatable. I found it slow and hard to connect with any of the characters. Religion & faith played a big part in the book, maybe if I was religious, I might've enjoyed the book more.

Thousand-Lives I really appreciate your review and point of view. I loved this book and it really resonated with me; however, I was raised in a very religious home and have wondered if I would have loved the book as much if not for that. 2y
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3.5/5 🌟

If you can suspend your disbelief, it's an enjoyable book.

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"This was, I would later realise, a planet of things wrapped inside things. Food inside wrappers. Bodies inside clothes. Contempt inside smiles."

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It's Showtime! 😄

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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3.8/5 🌟

I enjoyed it but it didn't leave a lasting impression on me.