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Reading.w.Dee

Reading.w.Dee

Joined October 2022

Canadian who loves all things bookish!
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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With so many jaw-dropping moments and unexpected twists, King will keep you enthralled for the whole story.

The worlds that you can get lost in with King as your guide are limitless. This story of time travel, the opportunity to change an outcome from bad to good, and the earthshattering butterfly effect create such a mind-bending read.

#StephenKing #112263

dabbe Sweetest kitty! ❣️🐾❣️ 1w
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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Christie is so good making the unexpected come to life! I thought I had it all figured out around 35% in… those red herrings.

There are little eggs hidden all throughout her book if you are perceptive enough to catch them. However, it wasn't until about the final 10 pages that I started really cluing in to who murdered Roger Ackroyd.

#ReadChristie2023 #AgathaChristie

dabbe One of my faves of hers! 😊 1w
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Noa is a character that you can feel the complications her life gave her and how unfair life can be when people are hesitant and discriminate. You want so much for her, but she is constantly being held back.

With many twists and turns in this story it will keep you on your toes the whole story.

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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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This charming story will grab you by the heartstrings and pull you right in. Trying to find where you fit in to life after it changes, and it shows how important it is to find that partner who loves you for you and brings you up and raises your confidence.

With typical CoHo style, the twist will leave you jaw dropped and in shock. This book made me laugh, made me choke up, made me feel all amounts of emotions.

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Just Like Mother | Anne Heltzel
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Just Like Mother started with a bang: my jaw was left agape, wondering how much someone would be affected by the living conditions that the children survived, and acknowledging that this actually happens in real life!

This novel is described as a "suspenseful modern gothic debut," and she definitely lives up to that expectation.

dabbe Good gracious; the book cover creeps me out! 🫣 4w
Reading.w.Dee @dabbe the rest of the book is just as creepy!!! 4w
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The Legacy | Elle Kennedy
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This can be read as a standalone, but I did feel like I missed what lead up to their relationships. Regardless, this was a very cute love story following four couples; four short stories interconnected. I enjoyed that this book could be read in four parts and it didn't bounce around. It gave four different aspects to curveballs life can throw at you, so it wasn't repetitive. I'm looking forward to reading from the start of the series.

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The Christmas Escape | Sarah Morgan
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As a multiple POV, this story is full of drama: enemies to lovers, hurdles during marriage, navigating a friendship after a major conflict, on the spot learning to parent and building bridges with the family's black sheep.

This is the perfect holiday story to set the mood. It's full of warm, cozy, winter feels mixed with creating new family traditions. The character development is wonderful and relatable to many!

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This story really grows its characters into becoming strong women and breaking the 'house wife' stigma.

Understanding this book was set back in the 1990's, I'm glad that it showed those stereotypes in a way that demonstrates how terrible and demeaning they are, while still throwing a fun twist on it as these women go outside their comfort zones to protect their families and their community.

#vampires #thriller #horror

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Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
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For those who are fans of The Haunting of Hill House, then this book is for you!

This gripping story of Vera and her mother is so haunting and promises to give you the chills and the thrills. Digging up old wounds, full of family drama, while you follow the trail back and forth from past to present, it's full of twists and turns all throughout.

#thriller #gothic #horror #hauntedhouse

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Gen was the bad girl that everyone in town knows. There is a lot of drama, but you're constantly rooting for Gen to prove to everyone that she is a good person.

This was a fantastic love story that I highly suggest to all, especially those are a fan of Elle Kennedy!

#romance #secondchanceromance #ellekennedy

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I thoroughly enjoyed continuing the story of Feyre and Rhysand, as they venture into life after winning a war. It's a beautiful story about community coming together and still celebrating and falling back on tradition.

#ACOFAS #ACOTAR #SarahJMaas #fantasy

monibookishnerd The last book was my favourite! But I love am of SMJ's books so... 1mo
Reading.w.Dee @monibookishnerd ACOSF I plan on reading in the early new year! I'm very excited!! 1mo
monibookishnerd @Reading.w.Dee The book was an emotional rollercoaster! Looking forward to your thoughts on Nesta's book. She is a very controversial character. Not saying anything more because I do not want to spoil it for you. 1mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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A Court of Mist and Fury clearly demonstrates why this series is well loved! This book feels like the best part of everything Prythian. The twists and the adventure in this one had me staying up late to finish the next chapter when reading and I just couldn't stop with the audiobook too, even though I know what's going to happen next - or rather because I know what's coming!

#ACOMAF #SJM #ACOTAR

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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With a silent nod to Agatha Christie, Daisy Darker has you stuck wondering who the murderer is and in true Christie fashion, they are right under your nose.

This book was a great murder mystery full of exposing the Darker family secrets, where the last few will definitely shock you.

#DaisyDarker #AliceFeeney #mystery #thriller #AndThenThereWereNone #murdermystery

Wesleypaker Hello how are you doing today ? 2mo
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For a debut novel, it was a powerful one! This story of a cult is so scary but so realistic that you could see it being true.

One twist after another, this story describes how difficult it would be to transition back into the world after many years in a cult, not knowing any different. How does one find their way through life when the only thing they know how to do is survive in the wild?

#cult #thriller #mystery

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Along Came a Spider | James Patterson
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Patterson is a masterful writer who throws blindside after blindside and doesn't let up. Although the story itself was very disturbing - please note trigger warnings before reading - it kept me enthralled trying to solve this mystery.

I also enjoyed that it didn't actually end on a happy note, as that's not true to all real life stories. Some you win and some you lose.

#JamesPatterson #mystery #detective #thriller

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Tom, aka Draco Malfoy, shared such an amazing story of his life. As a fan, this was an amazing memoir with many pieces that truly make the actors stand out in different ways.

#HarryPotter #Hogwarts #memoir

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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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The Paper Palace is not for the faint of heart. This book tackles so many hard topics: infidelity, abuse, rape, death, trauma, signs of PTSD... but if you're looking for an emotional, heartbreaking read, I promise you will find that in this story.

What started out light, treading slowly creating ripples leading into waves, leads to a punch halfway through. This brought about so much emotion and anger and swelters into a bittersweet numbness.

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Our Crooked Hearts | Melissa Albert
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Our Crooked Hearts sucked you in deep from the start. With a grander story about magic and not the nice side of it, you get to learn the twisted tail of the cons of magic.

This story drips with spells and oozes with blood and recipes for disaster. The only criticism for the audio would be that Dana's side was a bit quiet so had to manage the volume a lot while driving. But I love the eerie feeling this whole book created.

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For #DevineDecember prompt of #stocking I chose this fun, laugh out loud memoir about experiences as a young resident who finds himself in the most unlikely situations. Especially over these special holidays.

Working among medical professionals, I can appreciate the termoils of working over Christmas and missing holidays with family. Full appreciation to all the front line workers out in the thick of it.

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Calico Joe: A Novel | John Grisham
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Never did I think I would get enraptured in a story surrounded by baseball.

Although I understand only the barebones of baseball, I was able to follow along with the storyline no problem. Grisham writes with such passion and draws such a beautiful picture that you almost feel as though you are in the bleachers watching every play!

#JohnGrisham #baseball

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What a fun, beach vibe romcom! This story involves dealing with ADHD, the feeling of failure and the pressures of social media. But what a girl, Millie is not afraid to get back on her surf board and try again!

There were a couple times you wanted to yell at Millie to open her eyes and see what's right in front of her, but what is a good romcom without some frustration?

#BeachReads #romance #LittleBlackDress

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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“𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙖𝙙 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚. 𝙬𝙚‘𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙙𝙤 𝙗𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨.”

Speechless... Hoover is so good at presenting a situation realistically and making you see that problem from a different lens. I now get why I have seen this book everywhere and why it's getting so much hype. Hoover is a gem of a woman and deserves every last bit of hype!

#CoHo

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The Christmas Escape | Sarah Morgan
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The perfect story to cuddle up by the Christmas tree with! 🥰

#holidayreads #sarahmorgan #romance #TheChristmasEscape

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie was quoted: I had written this book because it was so difficult to do that the idea had fascinated me. Then people had to die without it becoming ridiculous or the murderer being obvious. I wrote the book after a tremendous amount of planning, and I was pleased with what I had of it. It was clear, straightforward, baffling, and yet had an epilogue in order to explain it.

True to her word, this is an absolute gem!

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How to Deceive a Duke | Samara Parish
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A great historical romance with a strong and independent young woman in the 1800's who went against the norm.

Fiona was very much so in the foreground trying to make an impression on society and improve the life of others as well as provide for herself.

This was a great feel good read!

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This story had a whimsical, fairy tale feel to it, but with a strong female character who trusts herself to know right from wrong.

It shows the hardness behind human judgement and what some may do to cover what they did wrong out of fear. It‘s an intertwining story between reality and Russian folk lore - the winter demon versus a higher being. It‘s a magical ride!

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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"I hear the crack of his skull before the spattering of blood reaches me."

I was sitting on the edge of my seat throughout this whole book. My heart had never beat so fast during a book before it truly felt like I was watching a thriller waiting for the boogeyman to pop around the corner!

CoHo certainly does deliver! If you enjoy thrillers and CoHo, go into this one blind! Gosh it will get you.

Are you team letter or manuscript?

#CoHo

The.Great.Catsby Oh, definitely manuscript. 2mo
Reading.w.Dee @The.Great.Catsby yessss 🙈 me too! 2mo
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A rivals to lovers, slow burn romance full of a colorful cast of characters. The conflict between the two main characters helped to develop them as humans rather than just celebrities and judging them based on how the media portrayed them. This was a classic 'don't judge a book by its cover.'

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Backman has such a special way of writing and creating his characters, ensuring you feel emotionally invested in them. Ove proves human connection connecting with people is such a huge piece in life. When you lose your one and only, I can only imagine the gravity of loneliness, hopelessness, disorientation. This book proves that you never know what someone else is going through and a little bit of kindness can go a long way.

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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Although I've always been Team Jacob, Edward's side of the story did open my eyes a little bit to his inner thoughts and how quickly thoughts/scenarios can go through his mind between his and Alice's abilities. It truly is a whole second side story.

It also provided a more in-depth explanation to the 'trackers' thoughts and their thought process for dealing with this challenge.

#Twilight #TeamJacob #MidnightSun

dabbe Wow! What a cover! 2mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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A crazy ride: it's scary to think how someone can utilize today's technology to infiltrate and submerse themselves into your life so easily. How, when living in a larger city, some people can cease to exist when hidden amongst others. Kepnes was so good at balancing the dark side of Joe with the unlikable actions of Beck; the logic behind Joe's actions mixed with the lies told by Beck.

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Pranksters at the heart had me laughing out loud as the banter and pranks flew left, right and center! This was such a feel good story, between laughter and watching the main character come back to her roots and remember who she is deep inside.

#ThatFineLine #RomCom #Romance

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This is one heck of a series. Leading up to anticipated events, thowing curveballs left, right and center, SJM draws such an imaginative world that you feel every colour, texture and emotion. A rollercoaster of pages flying by! Just when you can't see any hope, the devastation is too much, she makes your eyes leak just a little bit more!
“𝙬𝙚'𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙣, 𝙞𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 - 𝙞𝙣 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙣𝙤 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙨𝙚𝙚.“

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“That's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.“
I am very fond of Gatsby, and I feel that Jillian Cantor did it justice and creatively explained many questions. It was fascinating seeing Cantor's views on how the relationship with Daisy and Gatsby started and ended, how Jordan started with her career, and even Myrtle's life before Buchanan. Then flipping to the investigation of what really happened the day Gatsby died

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This story took me through a rollercoaster of emotions. This second book was intricately tied into the first book, it could be read as a standalone, but it's nice to have the full effect. Dixon sure knows how to bring out the raw emotions and really make you feel them deeply. Mateo and Lucy's story is a touching one!

#PuraVida #OhanaSurfingClub #addiction #trauma #depression #coping #mentalhealth

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Mixed Signals | B. K. Borison
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This was a great third installment to the Lovelight series! Adorable warm fuzzies that Layla and Caleb had between each other, especially when they didn't recognize it for what it was. A fake dating, friends to lovers, spicy romcom was a great way to continue this series.

With comical laugh out loud 'fake' dates, in a small town where everyone knows your business, I highly suggest to anyone looking for a romance/romcom!

#Lovelight #MixedSignals

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A new mommy nightmare, the mystery of a missing child, the stigma of motherhood and how you should be 100% focused on your baby until you return to work...

I felt frustrated reading this novel. I feel like I knew the ending right at the start which ruined most of the tension. There were a couple of good twists, but it just didn't build up to feel like I needed to know what happened.

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Alex is a dominant character alongside Jeremiah's large presence and shy demeanor and they show how opposites attract. This book is full of a strong matriarch family, friends, the best bitch in bartending and guapo pobrecito, the poor handsome man. What a beautiful story full of colour, love and hard lessons learned.

#AfterHoursOnMilagroStreet #Harlequin #SmallTownRomance #Romance

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Pack of Lies | Charlie Adhara
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This mystery/thriller mixed with suspense and lustful romance, and a little treasure hunt had me on my toes the whole way through. I just couldn't put it down!

This one did have me going with some red herrings thrown in. A very good novel and character building like I knew each of the two main characters, but they didn't know each other nearly as well.

#PackOfLies #Romance #Harlequin #werewolf

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Mixed Signals | B. K. Borison
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The third book in the Lovelight Farms series, and I'm enjoying this one just as much!

#MixedSignals #Romance #BKBorison #LovelightFarms

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Only the first chapter in and I'm already holding my breath in anticipation... this is going to be a good one!!

#SarahPenner author of #TheLostApothecary #HistoricalFiction #Thriller #Poltergeist #MurderMystery #TheLondonSeanceSociety

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This book started with a bang and a trail of crime and murder. Full of good twists, this story definitely had me hanging on every word. I've learned from many Agatha Christie novels to expect the unexpected and my hunch at the start was correct, but near the end, I had completely forgotten about my original hunch at the start! It was a good oh! moment at the end when you finally get the big picture.

#Mystery #TreasureHunt

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This is an adorable little small town romance. Ava Grace is a traditional southern belle who always does as she is told. Until the day her life gets thrown upside down.

I loved the development of the main characters throughout this story. These two opposite main characters mesh so well together and also provide that conflict and drama that makes you want to devour this book.

#Romance #Harlequin

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I wanted so much more for this story. This is very dark twist on a Beauty and the Beast erotica: a young woman and the King controls dead bodies. This story had so much potential; it even covered dark topics. The dark erotica masked the good. It felt too much a case of Stockholm syndrome, but it could also be argued as brainwashed by society. Either way it was a little disturbing. But did have a strong female character.
Beware trigger warnings.

Soscha I do like the art. I‘m a dark romance/erotica person but not familiar with this author! 3mo
Reading.w.Dee @Soscha maybe this one would be a good one for you! There is two to the series I believe 3mo
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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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An adorable story about finding love in the most unlikely of places. Beatrice is a strong headed, knows what she wants and will do anything to get it bluestocking. William Easton, the Duke of Blackheath, determined to never love, but is happy to support and eager to learn about women's rights, or lack thereof. A perfect pair, that work through many challenges with lots of banter, mingle with sexual tension.

#HistorialRomance

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In the Weeds | B. K. Borison
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Lovelight farms continues with book two in the series. This story delves into Beckett and Evenlyn, where you only received a small, reserved portion of the story before.

This second in the series is just as good! It is about losing yourself and finding it somewhere unexpected. This feel-good romance is just what one needs after spooky season! This one is set after Christmas, within the winter months. Still full of cold winds, but beautiful stars!

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Lovelight Farms | B. K. Borison
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Small town crossed with Christmas feels; fake dating causing friends to lovers; witty banter mixed with laugh out loud moments.

This adorable romcom is a great start to the holiday reads! It gave me all the cozy feels that you want out of a holiday book. It even shows that family is what you make it! I'm looking forward to continuing this series!

#SmallTownRomance #Romance #LovelightFarms