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Worldforreading

Joined April 2016

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Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith
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#Spookathon TBR So excited for this.

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Angel Mage | Garth Nix
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#OctoberTBR shelf featuring library books! Books for review! Books I meant to read during the summer and never got around to #Spookathon picks. Realistically I will get through only a third of these, unless it's a #nosleepOctober but I'm a mood reader so I need the options 😅

sharread Wow, I like them all. Awesome 👍👻🎉🎊 2mo
Worldforreading @sharread Thank you🎃 1mo
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The Twisted Ones | T. Kingfisher
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Happy pub day to this five star read! After her grandmother dies, a woman takes her dog and heads down to clean out her house. She encounters some secrets and horrors in the woods in the process. This book had moments I found genuinely creepy, but my favorite part was how funny it was and how enjoyable I found the first person narrator. I also genuinely did not know where the book was going with the scary elements. Highly recommended.

sprainedbrain Great review! I have this one planned for October. 🖤 2mo
Worldforreading @sprainedbrain Thank you! It's perfect for October 🎃 1mo
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This was a quick read and Lapena can be relied on to provide a good mystery, but I feel like this one kind of broke the rules in a way when it came to POV. Can't explain further without major spoilers, and I do think it's worth picking up for mystery/thriller lovers.

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Trouble is a Friend of Mine | Stephanie Tromly
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I had picked up these books from the library on a whim, and ended up burning through the whole trilogy, including the third book on audio. The main character starts a new school, meets a guy who's trying to solve a personal mystery, and gets caught up in his adventures. I liked the partner in crime dynamic of the main pair, like a more equal Sherlock/Watson and the side characters were charming as well.

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How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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Made it to the finish line, with four books read, and I'm calling it a night. Thank you, hosts of #24in48, it was a great time.

24in48 👏 👏Great job!! 👏 4mo
biblio_ginger Congrats!!! 😁 4mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 💃🏻🍾😎🥳🎉👍🏻📚😁 4mo
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The Beautiful | Rene Ahdieh
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#24in48 morning check in! I finished an audiobook yesterday and am now halfway through the two books pictured here. I find I read more when I switch it up, does anyone else agree?

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Trouble is a Friend of Mine | Stephanie Tromly
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For the #24in48 audiobook challenge, my favorite resource for audiobooks is Libby. I also use Audible occasionally, for very popular books or ones that are not available in my library system, but I'm usually pretty happy to wait my turn on holds.

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#24in48 hour six challenge - here's one of my TBR shelves filled with primarily scifi and fantasy.

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Trouble is a Friend of Mine | Stephanie Tromly
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First book of the #24in48 readathon, I'm alternating between the audiobook and the hardback. I'm enjoying this more than I expected - it's not my typical genre.

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Ready for #24in48, my favorite reading marathon. Here are the stacks I'll be pulling from, the ones on the left I have audiobooks for and the ones on the right are books I am behind on reviewing or really excited to get to. I'll probably get to the audiobooks first, from previous readathons I've had the most success with those. Happy reading to all participating 😊

BookFreakOut I have Gideon the Ninth too and really want to get to it soon. Don't know if it'll be during the readathon, I usually do about 20 hours of audio during these weekends. 4mo
Worldforreading @BookFreakOut It's one of my most anticipated but I am waiting for when I can sit with it for a long stretch. I agree regarding audio. Most of my hours are from listening as well. 4mo
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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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I read this murder mystery in one sitting, when I needed a distraction from being sick. Guests are snowed in at a small inn, when one of them dies from an apparent fall down the stairs. Was it an accident? Is one of them a murderer or is there an intruder? I guessed the main mystery pretty quickly but there was a lot going on with character secrets and motivations that kept me engaged throughout. Recommended.

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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I want to highlight this book, one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, as well as link to the very interesting interview at The Believer https://believermag.com/logger/an-interview-with-lauren-wilkinson/

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Success! I completed 4 books this Readathon, and have about 20 pages to go in a fifth that I'll finish up after a break 😄 #24in48

BekahB Awesome!! 😃 10mo
parttimedomestic Woohoo! 🎉 10mo
biblio_ginger Yay! Congrats! 😁 10mo
RealLifeReading That is absolutely fantastic!! 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
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This audiobook narrator was delightful, perfect for this whimsical story. I can't recommend it enough and I'll be getting the next book on audio as well. This book really helped with my #24in48 reading goals

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Took a break then switched to audio for a couple of hours - currently debating my next book choice 😄

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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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#shelfie challenge for #24in48

sprainedbrain What a lovely, bright photo! 10mo
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#24in48 #whatyourbookstartswith This is the start of a book further down my stack, but I have to say I'm hooked

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Just finished Crooked Kingdom, my first book for #24in48. It was excellent, I don't know why I put off reading this duology for so long. Now I'm ready for the King of Scars release 😄 Next book - The Water Cure

EllanaRose I love this world! My book club is doing a read along of the books to celebrate it being turned into a Netflix show 10mo
Worldforreading @EllanaRose it's great, I am so excited for the Netflix show 10mo
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I'm participating in #24in48! The books on the left are the ones I'm halfway through and hope to finish, and the books on the right are the pile I'm going to draw from. I have Nevermoor on audio, so that's my go-to book for the inevitable break for chores. My modest goal is at least16 hours of reading this time 😊

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The Friend | Sigrid Nunez
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First read of 2019!😄

irre A great one!! 10mo
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What to Read and Why | Francine Prose
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Success! #24in48

Whimsical.Curiosity Congrats! 🎉🎉 1y
Reviewsbylola Damn, you went hard! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻 1y
Linsy Love your profile pic! 13mo
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In a Lonely Place | Dorothy B. Hughes
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My stack to pull from for the #24in48Readathon, my favorite readathon of the year 😄

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I was terrified and fascinated by this book, and really drawn in by Michelle McNamara's writing. She lays out the search for the killer in a concise and her description of the crimes do not feel exploitative. I am overjoyed at the news today of the capture of a suspect, McNamara's efforts leading to a result.

Chelsea.Poole I‘ve been captivated by the news. I‘m so so so happy they have him!! 2y
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Sharp | Michelle Dean
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Happy pub day to Michelle Dean's Sharp, one of my most anticipated books of the year. I'm halfway through and loving it, it's a fascinating survey of 20th century public intellectual women. It focuses on their relationships with each other as well as with feminism. I also appreciate that it occasionally dunks on Norman Mailer.

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The TBR pile I'm planning to draw from once I finish my current #deweysreadathon read. Special thanks to the library for its selection of graphic novels 😊

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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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Just flew through the four volumes available of this series- I loved the slice of college college life and the friendships seemed very authentic, especially between the three girls. Plus I'm a big fan of the artwork.

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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I've always enjoyed Sarah Rees Brennan's work and this story of the crankiest teen to ever wind up in a magical land is no exception. She has a knack for writing relationships that are allowed to be messy in ways that I don't see enough of, at least in this genre. There's also some great humor, from the wry to the silly

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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My first #litsypartyforone and I'm very excited! I have a taco salad and sangria for fuel and I'm hoping to finish this thriller tonight 😄

Reviewsbylola Can't wait for this one. 2y
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Lunch time reading. I'm on an essay collection streak and I'm loving Samantha Irby's narrative voice. She has a clever way of wording things- this book is hysterical so far.

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Happy pub day to this wonderful book! I loved this collection of personal essays, finding it both hilarious and touching. Topics range from a humorous anecdote about an incident in a dressing room & the significance we place on clothes, to the experience of a first generation daughter of immigrants and the racism she encounters, to Twitter trolls.

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Salt Houses | Hala Alyan
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Trying to narrow down my choices for Dewey's 24 hour readathon. Pictured above is my current TBR mountain. Any recs for first pick? 😊 #deweys #readathon

L_auren 😍😍😍😍😍😍 3y
L_auren Got distracted by the beauty. Marlena is a good but quick read that would get you off to a solid start! I haven't read it but Startup may be the same 3y
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bookishkris Perfect Little World is awesome, and it's a pretty fast read, too. 3y
Worldforreading @L_auren I'm going to start with Marlena, I've heard so many raves 😄 3y
Worldforreading @bookishkris Great, added to the stack 3y
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The Answers: A Novel | Catherine Lacey
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#Currentlyreading A horror novel I've had on my TBR for ages whose film adaptation I want to see, a novel about a participant in a "Girlfriend Experiment" that I'm finding intriguing, and indulging my love of essay collections ?

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Ill Will: A Novel | Dan Chaon
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Spending this snow day getting increasingly creeped out by this literary thriller. It's about a man whose family was massacred when he was child,m and as an adult is being pulled in to an investigation of possible serial killings.

L_auren I was supposed to see him speak tonight but it was cancelled because of the snow!! Have the book on my nightstand though 3y
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Just finished this novel and ready rave about it. I feel like Jami Attenberg's writing gives life to her main character that has an honesty to it. That's what I look for in literary fiction - capturing something real. Andrea feels real, in all her ambivalent, funny/ sad glory. As a 31 year old single woman in NY myself, I know what I'm talking about 😆

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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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Katie Kitamura in conversation with Maris Kreizman at The Strand "All first person narrators are unreliable I feel".

Reviewsbylola Sounds like a great discussion! 3y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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February book haul! A lot of preorders made with my Christmas gift cards came in today 😄 It's a big publishing day for some great titles.

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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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Just dove in to this story - a woman discovers her estranged husband, who she's been separated from for months, has gone missing. Very good writing so far- I feel the suspense will intensify soon.

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Current read for the #24in48 readathon, very compelling writing so far.

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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Getting in the swing of the #24in48 readathon after only dedicating a couple of hours last night due to participating in the women's March. Here's some suggestions for the #diverseathon 😊

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Pond | Claire-Louise Bennett
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Here's my TBR for January, with some choices inspired by the #tournamentofbooks long list 😄

TNbooklover66 I just read and really liked Marrow Island. I'm working on #tob books too but I haven't read the others. 3y
Lacythebookworm I enjoyed Enchanted Islands! Am curious about Pond. Look forward to your review 🙌 3y
Reviewsbylola Enchanted Islands was one of my best of 2016. 3y
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Worldforreading @TNbooklover66 I started Marrow Island and so far I really like it as well 😊 3y
Worldforreading @Lacythebookworm I've read good things from critics, so I'm hopeful I'll enjoy it. We'll see 😄 3y
Worldforreading @Reviewsbylola Great! I chose it as my BoM but never got around to it. Need to fix that. 3y
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Marrow Island | Alexis M. Smith
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First read of 2017. Happy New Year everyone 🎉

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Margaret the First: A Novel | Danielle Dutton
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I found this short dreamy fictional narration of the life of Margaret Cavendish a very relaxing and interesting read. It's a speculation of what her thoughts and feelings were as she picked up her pen to write her many works. I'm always all in when it comes to reading about maybe overlooked historical women scholars.

Reviewsbylola This cover is everything. 💕 3y
vivastory Thanks for reminding me to read this. I've been trying to catch up on books published in 2016 that were highest on my TBR. 3y
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Getting ready to settle in for some reading on this cloudy Saturday afternoon #HelloOctober

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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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Quite late, but I made it. #BKBF

MrBook Better late than never! 3y
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The Hopefuls: A novel | Jennifer Close
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This story about a couple navigating their way through Washington's DC's political and social life was right in my wheelhouse. Very enjoyable.

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Nothing like reading about real life shark attacks while on the Jersey shore 😬

Liberty One of my very favorites! 3y
Worldforreading @Liberty I'm really enjoying it so far 3y
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Roses and Rot | Kat Howard
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A selection of the books on my current TBR

moranadatter Roses and Rot is the best book I've read so far this year. 3y
Reviewsbylola That is one of the best TBR stacks I have seen recently. Love it! 3y
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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Something about the summer makes me want to read thrillers, and this story about masked killers stalking the staff of a new hotel really hit the spot. I listened to the audio, and felt Zach Villa's performance as the mysterious narrator really enhanced the experience.

ReadingOver50 Ooo sounds good!👍😀 3y
RadicalReader @Worldforreading what has been the best thriller book you have read? 3y
Worldforreading @RadicalReader I don't read too many straight thrillers, tbh. One of my favorites is The Likeness by Tana French, a mystery/thriller 3y
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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Another great read from one of my favorite authors. This dark urban fantasy is about two people on opposite sides of a war in a city where violence creates literal monsters. Very original and intense.