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Wendyloohoo77

Wendyloohoo77

Joined March 2019

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The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
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The Dressmaker's Gift by Fiona Valpy
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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed by Khaled Hosseini
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Ah, vacation reading.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Highly disappointed in this book. ☹️ I thought it started out with such promise, I was intrigued and wanted to know what was going to happen. But I‘m afraid the twist just didn‘t do it for me. It felt weak and not thought out. Meh.

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I read this after so many rave reviews in the @MonthlyBookClub group, and I was blown away! While I‘m not always a fan of poetry sprinkled through my books, it did make sense in the end. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend! I felt like I was in this book, I felt everything around me. I felt the hurt and despair and loneliness. I felt the love. Second fave book for the year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nute I can‘t wait to read this book! 1mo
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The Life She Was Given | Ellen Marie Wiseman
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Definitely a gripping story. I wanted to read faster and faster to find out what happened. The Julia parts could have been better, more dramatic - I wish she had found out more information earlier and investigated it, but the real story was the story of Lily, which had me hooked from the beginning.

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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At first I did not like this book because I felt the writing was choppy. It just didn‘t flow for me. I don‘t know if the writing got better or I just got so invested, but I really enjoyed this book. In my head I came up with several twists, and only half guessed the correct one. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Reading My Lovely Wife and catch myself wondering if my husband would turn me in if I asked him to kill people with me? 🤔 🤔 😆

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I loved this book. I‘ve been on a WWII and holocaust kick lately, and that‘s just fine. So many stories of strong people, strong WOMEN, I don‘t think I could be so brave. The characters in this book were inspiring, overcoming obstacles and standing up for themselves, finding their own way and finding peace. A beautiful story. ♥️

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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I really liked this book. It was a fun, easy read, but not a typical choice for me. I‘m not sure I loved the ending, but that happens to me a lot! Overall a great read. Thanks for giving it a great review @Savagebrowncoat !

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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Not my usual cup of tea, but my friend Anna @Savagebrowncoat enjoyed it and it‘s a @MonthlyBookClub selection, so here goes!

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Beyond the Body Farm | Jon Jefferson, Dr. Bill Bass
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Super stoked!

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I liked this book, but it reminded me of a book I read years ago about The Dakota, another apartment building in NYC. I‘ve no idea the name anymore, and it‘s frustrating me!
Anyway, the book was good, slightly predictable- but that‘s probably because I kept thinking of the other book!

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The good and the bad - reading and laundry! Started this today! Looking forward to a change of pace!

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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I‘ve always loved Jodi Picoult. I love that she tackles hard subjects and writes about them in a way that no matter what side you‘re on, you‘re able to see the subject from all sides. This book, however, felt unfinished to me. The characters themselves as well as the ending of the story - I just wanted and expected more. I didn‘t mind the WAY the book was written, sort of end to beginning, I just think she left too much hanging. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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This book was somewhat annoying, mostly due to its repetitiveness. I admit when I got to about the last third of the book, I was hooked and wanted to keep reading until I was finished.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This book grabbed me from page one and I bawled at the end. I can‘t remember the last time I read such a beautiful story.
If you love historical fiction. If you love stories about the holocaust. Run to get this book.
I don‘t think I‘d have the strength of the people in this story, the will and the desire to live. These stories, to me, show the best sides of human beings who are faced with the worst sides of human beings.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Lost. It makes it sound as if I misplaced my loved ones, perhaps I left them where they don‘t belong and then turned away, too confused to retrace my steps. They are not lost. Nor are they in a better place. They are gone. As I approach the end of my years, I know that grief, like regret, settles into our DNA and remains forever a part of us.

Wendyloohoo77 Best first page of a book I‘ve read in a long ass time. ♥️ 3mo
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Like Dandelion Dust | Karen Kingsbury
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People in one of my book groups were raving about this book, so I decided to check it out. And honestly? It could have been a decent book had it not been for all the religion and God aspect. Had I realized it was a religious book, I never would have picked it up.

Savagebrowncoat I love the name, and was gonna look into it, so thanks for the warning!! 3mo
Wendyloohoo77 I think I was more intrigued by the name also, honestly. The description was short and vague so I tried it. You‘d also hate it bc it was all about a kid. Lol. 3mo
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The Black Witch | Laurie Forest
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I had to bail on this book. Way, way to descriptive and not in a good way for me. I just felt it not going anywhere and I was struggling through. I hate to give up on books, but this one just killed me.

LibrarianRyan It did take a while to get in to. For me it was worth it, but for as long as that dang book is it ends really early. I‘m not sure you would have been a fulfilling ending for you. 3mo
Wendyloohoo77 I usually like to give books a chance, and I‘m ok with being disappointed from time to time. But I was forcing myself to try with this one. 3mo
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False Step | Victoria Helen Stone
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Started this book at bedtime and read through the night. Easy, fun read that kept me hooked. I will definitely read more from this author!

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1mo
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