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RachaelViolet

RachaelViolet

Joined June 2016

Books, blankets & a Bichpoo
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The Night Sister: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon
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Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
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The Preacher | Camilla Lckberg
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I adore Camilla Läckberg. Although this wasn't my favorite in the series, it was enjoyable all the same.

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When the family wants to go bowling but all you want to do is finish your book 😬🍺📚

BookishMarginalia Seems like an excellent compromise 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
RachaelViolet I'm trying hard to act like I'm watching 👀 3y
Beckys_Books You are now my hero! 3y
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My $20 book haul from a local church book sale! I am so happy!

Which one should I read first?

QuirksAndContradictions Wow great haul! I haven't read these yet but would he them if I found them cheaply, too! 3y
Bianca The Dinner or The Goldfinch but The Goldfinch is long so maybe the former first. 3y
Pruzy The Goldfinch is amazing, although it is a commitment. Flew by for me while I was reading it though! 3y
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Lacythebookworm The Penelopiad😊 3y
RachaelViolet Thanks! 3y
JazzFeathers Only 20 dollars? You are a wizard! ;) 3y
Lcsmcat Bel Canto is amazing! I also liked The Goldfinch, The Dinner, A Light Between Oceans and Half Broke Horses, but of those, Bel Canto is the clear winner. 3y
tournevis Church book sales are awesome! 3y
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So excited to be starting this intriguing mystery from my #cupidgoespostal package!🕵🏻

Thank you @ReadOrDieRachel 🦄

readordierachel Hope you enjoy it! 3y
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Lexicon: A Novel | Max Barry
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Woohoo, what an amazing #cupidgoespostal gift from @ReadOrDieRachel !! am so excited to read Lexicon & Still Life! Love the 50 books to read before you die book mark! The detective card is a keeper, thank you thank you thank you! @BookishMarginalia thank you for organizing such a fun exchange!

CherylDeFranceschi I got Lexicon from my #cupidgoespostal too! Yay! 3y
readordierachel So glad you like it! :) 3y
KtheBookwyrm Lexicon is amazing! One of my favorite books I read last year 3y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Valentine's Day beer with @Jillsandypants to open our #cupidgoespostal packages! It's been so hard waiting! ❤❤❤

RestingBodiceFace Beer and books! Some of my favorite things. 🍺📚 3y
Jillsandypants @RestingBodiceFace I agree...perfect combination 😄 3y
Zelma Fun way to spend the evening! 👍 3y
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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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I am a detective series addict. While listening to this book I was praying that this was one of many books featuring D.I. Manon Bradshaw...alas there is a second book but I have to wait until July for it to come out. I need more Manon in my life!!!

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After Her: A Novel | Joyce Maynard
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Really enjoyed this mystery from the perspective of a homicide detective's young daughter... it made me want to be 11 again, kind of. 🤔

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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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Having a hard time not peeking at my #cupidgoespostalpackage !! 😍😍😍😍😍😍

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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Remember how nerve-wracking starting high school was? Now imagine starting while getting the silent treatment from the entire school.
Well-written, heartbreaking and utterly raw.

ProfReader I can‘t wait to read this book. 10mo
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The Ice Princess: A Novel | Camilla Lckberg, Steven T. Murray
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One of my favorite Camilla Läckberg books. Beautiful and haunting. She kept me guessing until the very end!

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I loved listening to this book. I felt absolutely transported back in time to the hot & sweaty Deep South. Albeit VERY long, it was beautifully written and a treat to listen to.

Jillsandypants I love Donna Tart. I'm going to have to try this one. 3y
RachaelViolet So many snakes though, it was like she was teasing me for my ridiculous fear 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍 3y
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Drowning | Camilla Lckberg
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An eerie, seemingly supernatural killer is targeting a circle of old friends. This kept me guessing until the very end.

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The Hidden Child | Camilla Lckberg
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A heartbreaking revelation about a deep secret mixed with murder & new love. One of my favorite books in the series!

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Wolf: Jack Caffery | Mo Hayder
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I love just about everything Mo Hayder has ever written & this book didn't disappoint. I enjoyed the unexpected twists & complex characters. Wolf was disturbing in a good way!

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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Interesting & suspenseful. I like surprises and this certainly surprised me.

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Magical. Beautiful. Delicious. I loved everything about this book. I cannot wait to have a Night Circus themed party! 🍾

Jillsandypants I'll be there!!👍😄 3y
RachaelViolet @Jillsandypants I have most of it planned out in my head ❤️ 3y
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Reconstructing Amelia | Kimberly McCreight
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An apparent suicide, deep secrets & a mother struggling to put the pieces together. Reconstructing Amelia kept me guessing until the very end.

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Early morning coffee, puppy snuggles & Night Circus ❤️. Is it weird that I would call this book delicious?

autumnprivett Nope. It is. 3y
LiteraryinLititz What a cozy picture! I'm jealous as I sit at my desk at work. :) 3y
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Night Road | Kristin Hannah
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Can you love again after life shattering loss? A beautiful story about love and motherhood.

LiteraryinLititz That sounds like a great read! 3y
RachaelViolet I can't wait to check out more from this author! 3y
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Night Road | Kristin Hannah
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Spending a sick day with my dog, NyQuil & Night Road by Kristin Hannah! Love that she's a local author (Pacific NW)

LiteraryinLititz Feel better soon and hope the book is a great distraction! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Feel better soon! 3y
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Night Road | Kristin Hannah

Spending a sick day reading Night Road, enjoying it so far! Love that she's a local author (Pacific NW)

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Man I want more! This was quite funny and clever.

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The Stranger: A Novel | Camilla Lckberg
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Reading like a fiend during all breaks on this commercial shoot, trying to finish the book before it expires tomorrow! I've had such a hard time getting into this one!

ScrappyMags Are you a makeup artist? I just read Cooking For Picasso and the main character was that profession... Lol! I saw the pic and instantly thought of it. Good book too! 3y
RachaelViolet @ScrappyMags yep! :) I'll check that book out 3y
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Starting a new book this morning!

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The Hidden Girl: A Novel | Louise Millar
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Take this book to the beach! I loved every page of this book, it kept me creeped out & confused. So good... Thanks for giving it to me @Jillsandypants !

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If you like to be creeped out, definitely check out Head Full of Ghosts!

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I Remember You: A Ghost Story | Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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The second I finished this super creepy read I immediately wanted more!! The Icelandic names took a little bit to get used to, but definitely worth the read. I really hope she puts out more like this!

MrBook @BookBabe liked this one 😊👍🏻. 4y
BookBabe Yep! 😊👍🏻 4y
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The Silent Wife: A Novel | A. S. A. Harrison
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The Silent Wife was beautifully written, but after devouring everything Gillian Flynn has ever written and over-doing-it on Karin Slaughter- this book felt a little vanilla and tame.

Stephanie-Anne That is interesting how a book we read can "taint" how we read the next. Also surprising (for me), is when I've got one fiction and one non-fiction going at once, and it seems they inform or enhance each other. Hmm...? 4y
RachaelViolet You're so right! I wish people would avoid saying "if you liked Gone Girl you'll love _____!" 4y
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Starting this on the train ride home! So excited!

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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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Heard about this book from @bookriot 's list of scariest books. It's hands down the most skin crawling, stomach turning book I've ever read. I had to take several breaks to get through its nastiest parts, so naturally I recommend it to all my friends now.

Jillsandypants I still haven't worked up the nerve (or stomach) for this 😬 3y
HotMessJess I just finished NOS4A2 and I'm looking for another creepy read.... I think you just sold me! 3y
RachaelViolet @HotMessJess have you read I Remember You? 3y
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HotMessJess @RachaelViolet I have not! Should I?? 3y
RachaelViolet @HotMessJess Totally!! Also check out The Hidden Girl. I was on a creepy book kick for a while. If you want to be terrified read Bird Box. 3y
HotMessJess @RachaelViolet being terrified is pretty much my favorite thing :) going to add that to my TBR!! 3y
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Mother, Mother: A Novel | Koren Zailckas
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Listening to Mother, Mother while stuck in Seattle traffic. Man, with each chapter I feel better and better about my own mother & my parenting skills!

mrldg Didn't know about this author bit will definitely listen to this. Another by this author, Fury, also looks good. 3y
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Almost finished with this beast, can't wait to check out the rest of the series!