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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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The picture is of my #BOTM picks for November. I didn‘t choose Ninth House because I plan to purchase a signed copy at Books-A-Million but have to wait till payday. So many books not enough time or money.

rachelm Happy Litsyversary! 6d
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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The Whisper Man was a very exciting read. Full of suspenseful chilling moments. Several surprising moments and reveals that kept me wanting to read. The character development was great and made them and the story feel very real. There‘s one event at the end I wish was a little different. Overall it was nearly a perfect ending and probably more realistic than how I would‘ve chosen.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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The Silent Patient is very well written and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I am both ashamed and glad I didn‘t figure out the twist. I was completely fooled until I was around 70% finished. I started to piece the puzzle together but not entirely. There were enough possibilities and suspects that it kept me guessing.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Recursion made me more introspective than any other book I‘ve ever read. It made me contemplate whether I‘d go back and change certain things. It made me think about the idea and possibility of false memories. Our memories are probably never an exact depiction of events but are any of them completely false?

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Recursion by Blake Crouch is easily one of my new favorites. The story involves time travel which causes several different timelines. It‘s written in a way that helps the reader follow along without getting too confused by the various timelines. Recursion is much more than a time travel story. It is a very well written science fiction novel, a story involving apocalypse and a great love story.

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As is tradition the name given to the dark lords matches their character. This is definitely true for Bane, who was originally named Des. Where Bane goes death is sure to follow. The first book of the trilogy, called Path of Destruction, tells how it is he joined the Sith, became a dark lord, learned how powerful and brutal the dark side can be and rose to prominence. The story is very well written and a little disturbing. It‘s the dark side.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book was groovy. Like far out man. Can you dig it? It is about a fictional 60‘s-70‘s rock band but the writing made it feel so real. Written like it was an interview of everyone involved with the band made this story come to life. It covered everything I would imagine an interviewer would ask about the history of a rock band. I loved the twist towards the end of who the interviewer turned out to be. Read it or be square. LOL.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch

https://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/1453.Blake_Crouch
This is a really good interview of Blake Crouch. It‘s mostly about his new book Recursion.

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Star Wars: Ahsoka | E. K. Johnston
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The book does a great job of explaining events between the shows The Clone Wars and Rebels. It covers how The Rebel Alliance began to form and how Ahsoka becomes a Rebel. Other well known characters like Bail Organa and R2D2 were also involved. It shows how In order to survive the Jedi purge she had to be smart, using her mind powers instead of physical. It could have been longer to give new characters more of a story. Im hoping for a sequel.

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I found it difficult to rate this book. On the one hand the writing is very good. On the other it‘s kind of redundant, which makes it boring at times.
There‘s too much about what it takes to be a great butler. However, some discussion about this is necessary since the story is about a butler. It‘s a very sad story about a man who reflects back and realizes how much he missed out on by trying to please someone other than himself.

BarbaraBB I really loved this one. 7mo
PSreads73 @BarbaraBB I was very torn between So-So and Pick. I don‘t like how Litsy‘s rating system is basically either bad or good. So-So, Pan and Bail have the same effect on %. Pick made it 85%. The other 3 dropped it to 83%. 7mo
BarbaraBB @PSreads73 Oh really? I always wondered how the % worked! 7mo
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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I started this book before, but didn‘t finish. I should‘ve waited till I finished the book, before I watched the movie. It‘s been a while so I chose to start from the beginning. I‘m glad I did.
The book is better than the movie in almost every way. The movies ending is much more detailed about what happens after the daring rescue attempt. It makes the books ending feel a little incomplete. I added my favorite quote to the cover. 😂

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4.5 ⭐️- I expected The Woman In The Window to be good, but it far exceeded my expectations. The writing was very good and flowed smoothly. The story was very intriguing and kept me interested. I enjoyed the attention to psychological disorders. I think theirs some accuracy in the way many still look at such disorders. There were many dots that could be connected to lead to an answer. The correct answer at the end was a little surprising.

PSreads73 I know of the controversy surrounding the writer. Many lies he told that just don‘t make sense. Why lie about having cancer? I guess to get sympathy. The lies involving his career are probably the worst ones. Still, if I suspect the book to be good I will give it a read. Im guessing there‘s some psychological issues involved. I think the only time I wouldn‘t read a writers work is if it involved plagiarism. 9mo
BarbaraBB I agree and I am planning to read it as well. (Since I already have a copy. I don‘t think I would buy it now that I know about all the lies) 9mo
PSreads73 @BarbaraBB I‘m not sure if I would have purchased it if I‘d known. It definitely would have been a determining factor. 9mo
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Star Wars: Ahsoka | E. K. Johnston
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My copy of #Ahsoka. It‘s signed by the voice of Ahsoka, Ashley Eckstein, and the writer, ekjohnston. It‘s about #AhsokaTano after The Clone Wars but before Star Wars Rebels. I wish I could say I met them but I purchased the book secondhand.

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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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My #BOTM picks for January are in the photo. I would have chosen the book I tagged called Watching You but, unfortunately, it sold out before I chose. I guess I snoozed too much. Hopefully they get more copies for next month or I‘ll have to buy it elsewhere.

stuck.in.the.stacks I am reall excited to see some of their older books back in stock! 11mo
PSreads73 @felinesandfiction Ne too. There‘s a few from before I was a subscriber. Also some that I passed up that I now regret. 11mo
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A Christmas Carol is, so far, the only Dickens book I‘ve read. Everyone knows the famous story‘s plot. It‘s been a classic ever since it‘s publication in 1843. I thoroughly enjoyed the feel good tale. The writing is a little heavy on adjectives at times but it goes well with the story. In this new year we should strive to be more like Scrooge at he end of the story. Our moods and actions affect others more than we realize.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams

Has anyone else had problems getting #bookofthemonth #BOTM for December? Mine still hasn‘t arrived. Tracking shows it‘s been in 3 different places in PA, Baltimore, Washington DC and all the way to North Carolina. This must be a USPS problem.

Lovesbooks87 It is probably something to do with the postal service. I ordered books from Book Outlet and they have been sitting in the same spot for almost three weeks and the place is only like an hour away from me! Hope they make it to you soon! 12mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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My knowledge of Greek Mythology is very limited. Madeline Miller‘s The Song of Achilles has grown my interest in the genre and I plan to read more in the near future. It‘s a retelling of Homer‘s The Iliad from the perspective of Patroclus, who is a very likable character that unfortunately faced many hardships. The story is very interesting and very well written; however, be forewarned, there is much sadness. It is a tale full of tragedy.

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My #BOTM picks for September. Excited for November Road. I love historical fiction, especially revolving around an event that had a huge impact. Cross Her Heart sounds like a great Thriller, which is right in my wheelhouse. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock is outside my normal realm but sounds interesting.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Sharp Objects is nearly perfect, imho. There is great character development. Every character was interesting, whether likable or not. There‘s a good plot twist that surprised me, but also made sense. By that I mean it wasn‘t random, so it fits very well with the story. The only negative is the ending feels a little rushed. I would have liked a little more detail about some of the events at the end.

MaeMaeLu Loved sharp objects. My favorite of hers was Dark Places. Did you read it?? 1y
MStew Loved this book!! 1y
PSreads73 @MaeMaeLu Not yet but I definitely will. The same goes for Gone Girl. 1y
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PSreads73 @meghan2714 It is a great book with a great story. Held my interest the whole way through. 1y
MStew @PSreads73 it did for me as well! Dark places is better 1y
PSreads73 @meghan2714 Dark Places will be a near future read for me. Did you read Gone Girl? 1y
MaeMaeLu Of the three Dark Places is my Favorite. Save it for last! 1y
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Red Sparrow: A Novel | Jason Matthews
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This book is definitely not a typical spy novel. If your idea of the spy life is James Bond, this may not appeal to you. It goes quite in-depth about spy jargon and is probably more realistic than most spy novels. I was torn between So-So or Pick because the use of Intel. Agency terms and Russian phrases caused me to look meanings up several times. However, the story is too entertaining to not give it a pick.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @litsywelcomewagon 1y
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Red Sparrow: A Novel | Jason Matthews

“He was bald, with a dent in the side of his head, as if from a trepanning.....” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trepanning I‘ve heard of this procedure but never knew what it was called. Imagine living in a time when mental disorders were treated by drilling a hole into your skull to release the “evil spirits.”

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I posted my photo with the review because it‘s fitting to the story. I half expected to see Weylyn Grey wandering around in the back yard. Of course the photo would be more fitting if their had been a pack of wolves. Though I‘m quite glad their weren‘t wolves in the yard. I don‘t think they‘d accept me like they did Weylyn. Beasts Of Extraordinary Circumstance is an extraordinary tale. I‘ll be surprised if it doesn‘t remain in my top 3 for 2018.

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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https://instagram.com/p/BfpQZuVguoC/
My 3 #bookofthemonth #botm choices for Feb. #thebrokengirls and #thephilosophersflight are new. #palaceoftreason is originally a choice from Sept 2015. It‘s the 2nd book in the #redsparrow trilogy. I purchased Red Sparrow on Amazon. Reading it before the movie release.

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#suprisedgiveaway Still working on Star Wars From A Certain Point Of View. Enjoying it little by little. Would have finished but I must watch the olympics, especially skiing and snowboarding. This book is surprisingly great at showing the importance of all Star Wars characters.

cobwebmoth Thanks for entering! 2y
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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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It‘s about a small almost completely unknown town called Caesura, adequately nicknamed The Blinds, and it‘s inhabitants. The citizens have most of their memories erased and have little choice but to live together. What could go wrong when even they have no memory of their own past deeds? Who committed ghastly crimes? Who‘s innocent? Who can be trusted? Who runs this crazy experimental town? Can they be trusted?

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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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Loving this book so far. Almost at the halfway point. I will be starting Thursday today, which just happens to be Thursday. #bookofthemonth #BOTM

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Who else watched the first episode of #thealienist on #TNT? I found it amazing, much like the novel by #CalebCarr, one of my favorites purchased through #bookofthemonth #BOTM. So far it follows the storyline very closely.

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From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars) | Meg Cabot, Nnedi Okorafor, Rene Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, John Jackson Miller
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Really enjoying the book Star Wars From A Certain Point of View. The photo above, of a little known droid called R5D4, is taken from a page in the book. How important can the little red droid be, who only gets a few minutes of screen time? Turns out VERY! The Galaxy would have been forever ruled by The Empire without his heroic act.

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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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We‘ve all felt guilty, shameful and vengeful over past events. A Million Junes is a heart wrenching but beautiful story about how these feelings can be detrimental to everyone around us. How they can even be passed down to future generations. We can all become haunted by these emotions. We all need to let go of these feelings so they don‘t destroy us.

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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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I really like how A Million June‘s starts with the family trees of the two main characters.

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