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OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620

Joined August 2016

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” -Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking At a Novel
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An easy, breezy and cute autumn-themed book! 🍁🍂

#bookspinbingo - this is my #doublespin for this month!

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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterI

📚 It Ends With Us, If I Stay, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, The It Girl
✍🏻 Eowyn Ivey
🎬 It‘s Complicated, Inception, Ice Age
🎤 Incubus, Billy Idol, INXS
🎶 It‘s Tricky (Run-DMC), I Write Sins Not Tragedies (PATD), Iris (Goo Goo Dolls), I‘m a Slave 4 U (Britney Spears), I Believe In a Thing Called Love (The Darkness), I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys), I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)

CBee Great choices, again! 😊 3d
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I had more time to read than I thought I would for #20in4, so it was a huge success! My goal was to read 20 chapters, and I ended up reading 46!

Andrew65 A brilliant total, well done and thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍🙌 2d
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A really good follow up to The Family Upstairs! This isn‘t as thriller-y and creepy as it‘s predecessor, but still a great continuation of the story, and I loved the ending. Oh, Henry!

#bookspinbingo - free space (hello, center square!)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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My #bookspinbingo card is all ready to go! Bring on the good reads! 🍁👻🎃🍂💀

Sarah, I love the free space mountain too, and that the center of the card is a free space. I love when that happens!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fabulous!! And the middle space free space is the BEST!! 4d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Very excited for this month‘s picks! I‘ve never read Dracula and it‘s on my fall bucket list, so it works out great that it‘s my #bookspin. And how cute is the cover for my #doublespin?

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! And I LOVE that cover!! 4d
MaleficentBookDragon I listened to that version of Dracula last year and really enjoyed the performances. 4d
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Me and my 13-year-old had a Hocus Pocus marathon this afternoon. We enjoyed the sequel!

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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Read a total of 14 books this month, so it was definitely a good month! The tagged book was by far my favorite.
#septemberwrapup

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I‘m going to keep my goals light for #20in4 and commit to reading 20 chapters across these 3 books.
#readathon

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Tangled | Emma Chase
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Okay, I read this solely based on the cover. No idea why. 🤣
I like that this was told from the male POV, and he told the story as a commentary on his own bad behavior. Yes, Drew is a massive tool, but he knows it. But honestly, I did like him, because I can‘t resist a bad boy. And his love interest, Kate, is kinda badass and I liked her too, and I rooted for them as a couple. Lots of steam in this one!

#bookspinbingo - got a second bingo! 😄

MallenNC 🤣🤣🤣 7d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
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October, October | Katya Balen
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My October #bookspinbingo list is done! 🍂💀🎃👻🍁
Hope it‘s a great month of reading!

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Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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I meant to read this during #bannedbooksweek, but I‘m glad that I have read it! I enjoyed this GN about a literature student who gets to college in the early 80s and learns about what her government is keeping from its people. A good look into censorship, which of course is very relevant these days with the surge of book banning.

#bookspinbingo - free space

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I meant to read this during #bannedbooksweek but totally dropped the ball. 🤦🏻‍♀️
After seeing all the buzz (both good and bad) surrounding this book, I picked up a copy at my local indie bookstore. I found this to be an informative and educational account of the author‘s journey-a wonderful GN memoir about gender identity. I learned some new things and think it‘s a must read for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.

#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1w
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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterH

📚 The Hating Game, The Handmaid‘s Tale, the Heartstopper series
✍🏻 S.E. Hinton, Paula Hawkins, Nick Hornby
🎬 House, M.D., Hocus Pocus, The Holiday, Heathers, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Hangover
🎤 Heart, Whitney Houston, Halsey, Hootie & the Blowfish
🎶 Heart-Shaped Box, Hot In Herre, Harder to Breathe, Hungry Like the Wolf, Hypnotize, Heartbreaker, HandClap

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 😊

CBee Thanks for playing!! 😊😊 1w
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Had a really good #SuperSeptember #readathon! I did finish the books I was reading at the start of the readathon (on the far right), plus I finished 2 others. I knew I wouldn‘t get through then all - I just wanted options since I was reading by mood! 📚😊

Andrew65 Great, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 1w
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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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A great fall read! I‘ve liked other books by Ware and this one was pretty twisty…for most of it, I had no idea what to believe. It was a bit too long, though. But still a good, solid mystery!

#bookspinbingo
#SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1w
TheAromaofBooks I had to have some slight suspension of belief for this one, but enjoyed it nonetheless. Sometimes you just have to roll with it!! 1w
OriginalCyn620 @TheAromaofBooks Absolutely! I don‘t mind suspending my belief as long as the book keeps me interested! 1w
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I didn‘t enjoy this book, but the silver lining is that I found a #pantone2022 match for it!

Clwojick Great match! 2w
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An #unpopularopinion here, but this was disappointing for me. I‘ve loved other books by this author, but I just did not connect with either of the MCs, and I thought their relationship was more dysfunctional than anything else. The back-and-forth between Sam and Sadie was tedious and exhausting.

#bookspinbingo
#SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 1w
TheAromaofBooks I've definitely seen some mixed reviews on this one. 1w
swishandflick I'm right there with you on the unpopular opinion for this book! 6d
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Brewed Awakening | Cleo Coyle
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Found a #pantone2022 match for this book, which I finished yesterday!

Clwojick Great match! 2w
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Brewed Awakening | Cleo Coyle
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I came across this cozy on Audible - I loved the cover and title, so I gave it a go. I really enjoyed it! I‘ve never read any others in the series, but I‘ll definitely read more.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Read4life I love this series and was able to listen to all of them on audible for free 🤓 2w
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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterG

📚 Gone Girl, The Graveyard Book, The Guncle, The Guest List
✍🏻 Neil Gaiman, John Green, John Grisham
🎬 Grease, The Golden Girls, Ghostbusters, Good Will Hunting
🎤 Goo Goo Dolls, Guns N‘ Roses
🎶 Golden (Harry Styles), God is a Woman (Ariana Grande), good 4 u (Olivia Rodrigo), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John), Good as Hell (Lizzo), Groove is in the Heart (Deee-Lite)

If you wanna play, consider yourself tagged! 😉

CBee Groove is in the Heart is a song I NEVER get sick of 😊😊😊 2w
OriginalCyn620 @CBee Right? It‘s such a fun one! 2w
CBee @OriginalCyn620 it‘s going through my head now 😂😂😂 2w
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The Stand-In | Lily Chu
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I enjoyed this one so much! I liked the 3 main characters a lot, and rooted for them all. This was a fun, escapist read! I won‘t say much else since I finished this a little ahead of schedule for #LittensLoveRomance. 😉

#bookspinbingo

StayCurious glad you enjoyed it! I'm liking it as well! 3w
TheAromaofBooks I'm finding this one so much fun, too!! 3w
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Insomnia | Sarah Pinborough
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Another very twisty thriller from Pinborough! She‘s become an auto-buy author for me. Emma‘s 40th birthday is approaching and she‘s suddenly plagued with insomnia. The exact same thing happened to Emma‘s mother when she turned 40, and something horrible happened, and now Emma is afraid it will happen again. The past is definitely repeating itself, but why?

#bookspinbingo - got a bingo!
#SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Loved this. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
CinderJo I‘ve not heard oh her yet so thank you for sharing! 🤗 3w
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Insomnia | Sarah Pinborough
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Woke up under the weather, but the upside of that is I can take it easy and just lay around reading. Settling in to finish this one!

QuietlyLaura I hope you feel better soon. 💕 3w
Ruthiella Wishing you a speedy recovery! 🤒 3w
OriginalCyn620 @Ruthiella @QuietlyLaura Thank you so much! ☺️ 3w
FlowerFairy Insomnia was brilliant! You blanket looks so snuggly! Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 💙 3w
OriginalCyn620 Thank you @FlowerFairy! 😊 3w
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My reading stack for #SuperSeptember! I want to finish my 3 current reads (on the far right) and get through as many of the others as I can. 🙂📚

#readathon

Andrew65 Good luck, some great choices 😁 3w
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Admission | Julie Buxbaum
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Found a #pantone2022 match for my latest completed read!

Clwojick Ohhh! A perfect match! 3w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#thoughtfulthursday

1. A light-hearted romance, either YA or contemporary. 🌹
2. Sure do. And it‘s just nice to reread favorites and fall in love with them all over again! ❤️
3. The tagged is a comfort one for sure! Between Elizabeth‘s sass, Mrs. Bennet‘s ridiculousness, and Darcy‘s transformation from massive tool to swoonworthy hero, it‘s just a good time. 📖

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 😊

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Admission | Julie Buxbaum
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I enjoyed this YA novel, which I‘m guessing is based on the Lori Loughlin college admissions scandal. The privilege and entitlement made me roll my eyes quite a bit, but I like that this is told from the POV of the daughter, Chloe, whose parents paid/lied to get her into the college of her dreams. Chloe‘s mom, a Hollywood B-list actress, becomes the public face of the scandal, and Chloe has to face some hard truths-about herself and her mother.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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#two4tuesday

1. I‘ve read both, but more apocalyptic books. I‘d love to read more alternate history! As long as the story is good, I‘m good with either.
2. The tagged book. I loved it!

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗

TheSpineView Great choice! Thanks for playing! 3w
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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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I read this on my kindle, but found a #pantone2022 match. Seems to me the tops of the trees match pretty well!

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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterF

📚 Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, The Family Upstairs, Flowers in the Attic, Far From the Tree
✍🏻 Gillian Flynn, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gayle Forman
🎬 Friends, Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off, Frozen, Forrest Gump
🎤 Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac
🎶 Falling (Harry Styles), Feel It Still (Portugal. The Man), Footloose (Kenny Loggins), Far Behind (Candlebox), Friends In Low Places (Garth Brooks)

CBee Thanks for playing! Great answers ☺️ 3w
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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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With the completion of this book today, I have met my GR reading goal! That was a nice surprise because I wasn‘t really paying attention. 😂

I wonder how many books I can read by the end of the year 🤔

#readinggoals #crushedit

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
DHill Congratulations! 🎉 4w
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4w
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Jas16 🎉🙌🏽 4w
mrp27 🎉👏🏼🎉👏🏼 3w
fredamans 👏 👏 👏 3w
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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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This was a good mystery about a missing child with some good twists. It was slow in parts and probably a bit too long, but the kidnapper was a surprise to me.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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As far as gifting, I usually gift bookmarks, candles, and socks - so many cute options for all those! For myself, I collect bookish enamel pins and bookmarks. I‘ve recently started buying bookish t-shirts too!

#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too! I love T-shirts 📚 4w
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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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I have 3 reads going right now. The tagged book is a thriller that I am enjoying. I have no idea what‘s going on, but in a good way! Also reading The Stand-In, a romance that I‘m enjoying. And lastly, Admission, a YA book that I just started today, but so far am liking.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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#thoughtfulthursday

1. I‘ve rated 6 books his summer with 5-stars! The tagged was the first of them. 📚
2. I‘m beyond ready for autumn! 🍁
3. Went to LA in June…found Keanu‘s star 5 minutes after hitting the Walk of Fame, and took a selfie on the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier. July 4th weekend me and my 13 y/o saw 5 Seconds of Summer in concert, so this is Luke Hemmings in all his glory…we were so close to him! ⭐️

MoonWitch94 Looks like you had a great Summer! Thanks for playing 🐚🍁😊 4w
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#two4tuesday

1. Santorini, Greece for sure! I‘ve always wanted to go to Bermuda too. 🏝
2. Definitely a beach romance! 👙

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗

TheSpineView Greece would be an awesome destination! Thanks for playing 1mo
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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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A quick read with some good twists! Lucky ends up being a likable character, despite being a con artist who‘s done some sketchy stuff. I found myself rooting for her! She‘s on the run but has a winning lottery ticket that could buy her a new, honest life, but claiming the money would mean getting arrested. Her past comes back to haunt her as she tries to decide who she can trust, if anyone.

#bookspinbingo - this is my #bookspin for this month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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Found a #pantone2022 match for my latest read…it‘s only one tree branch but I‘m counting it! 😂

Clwojick Totally counts! Great match! 1mo
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I love to go to the movies and live performances, concerts and plays mostly. And I adore shopping with my girls - we always have fun! But sometimes I like to spend quality time with me, just lounging on the couch watching Netflix. In any of the above scenarios, I am delightful company! 🤣🤣🤣

#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love “me time!” ❤️ 4w
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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterE

📚 Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Everything, Everything, Emma
✍🏻 Laura Esquivel, George Eliot
🎬 Elf, Easy A, The Emperor‘s New Groove, Empire Records, Endless Love (the original)
🎤 The Eagles, Everclear
🎶 Easier (5 Seconds of Summer), Everything I Wanted (Billie Eilish), Everlong (Foo Fighters), Edge of Seventeen (Stevie Nicks)

RaeLovesToRead Eleanor Oliphant 🥰 Edge of Seventeen 🥰 1mo
Allylu I forgot about Elf!!! 1mo
CBee Thanks for playing! 😊😊 1mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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This has been on my TBR forever…glad I finally read it! I‘m not a big fantasy girl but I enjoyed this retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I liked the two MCs, Harper and Rhen, but I mostly enjoyed the secondary characters Grey and Zo. I‘m also not much of a series girl but I really want to know what happens with Grey!

#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Oh, I have no qualms about DNFing a book! There are SO many books out there - no need to force myself to finish one that I‘m just not that into.

#littenswanttoknow

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Oh, heck yeah! There are a few books I‘ve read more than once. I‘ve read the tagged book several times, maybe five or six? Something like that.

#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚🙌🏻 1mo
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I love a locked room mystery and this one is engrossing from the very start! Feeney is a queen at writing twists and turns and making something seem like one thing when it‘s really something else entirely. This book is so good!

#bookspinbingo - this was my #bookspin for August - used a free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Back to School Murder | Leslie Meier
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Another decent seasonal cozy by Meier!

#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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September | Rosamunde Pilcher
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Got my #bookspinbingo card all ready to go! Hoping for a great reading month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!! 1mo
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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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I‘m very excited about my picks for this month!
#bookspin
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Have fun!!! 1mo
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An Unexpected Grace | Kristin von Kreisler
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Not sure if the tagged book has been on my shelf for the absolute longest length of time, but it sure seems like it. It‘s a book about a dog, and I love dog stories, but I‘m always afraid the dog will die! 😭
So, I don‘t always read dog books in a timely manner.

#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 1mo
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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I read 13 books this month, so it was a good one! The tagged book was my favorite, but Finlay Donovan was a very close second.
#augustwrapup