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Joined April 2016

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The Very Nice Box | Eve Gleichman, Laura Blackett
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This is a gem! The quirky heroine, who works at an IKEA type of store, comforts herself with her strict routines and ongoing creation of the Very Nice Box. Then the arrival of a new store manager upends her life… Shades of “Eleanor Oliphant”, but I liked this even more. And what an ending! Shoutout to #TheNovelNeighbor bookstore and #CurrentlyReading podcast for putting this on my radar 😊❤️

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What a fun summer read! It was exactly as the author intended… a”pop song” of a book. I think I smiled all the way through. Perfect for fans of Jurassic Park, The Meg, King Kong… with a lighter touch. 😊👍🏻

Blueberry It sounds like just what I need to read! 1mo
bookishdawg @Blueberry it‘s SO fun! Enjoy 😊 1mo
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Suburban Dicks | Fabian Nicieza
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Another Edgar award nominee and now one of my favorite books of the year. Richly drawn characters, great representation, small town politics, racial tensions and a murder or two. Written with a great sense of snark by the co-creator of Deadpool 😂

Mccall0113 I legit had to read that title twice. I‘m like, what group am I in. Lol 1mo
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I went into this one knowing only that it was an Edgar Award finalist for Best Novel. And, wow! A twisty thriller with unlikeable (?) narrators… sooooo good. 👍🏻

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Finally finished the last book in this series about an Irish detective during the Troubles… “finally” because I wasn‘t ready for it to end! Tough, gritty, with a strong sense of the times… just so good. 👍🏻

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The Night Hawks | Elly Griffiths
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Love this series from Elly Griffiths…. tore through this one on an airplane yesterday! Perfect ❤️

Ms.Story I look forward to the next in the series every year! I‘ll be so sad when it ends!!! 2mo
sherrisilvera First trying this with an ARC of The Locked Room. 1mo
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The Bombay Prince | Sujata Massey
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This series gets better with every book… love the strong protagonist and the slice of life in 1920s Bombay. Some Maisie Dobbs vibes too 👍🏻

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The Nazi Hunters | Neal Bascomb
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A short compelling read about how one of the world‘s worst criminals was captured and brought to justice from Argentina. #foodandlit

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Loved this inspiring true story of a woman who found a way to flourish, and taught others to do the same, during the Taliban regime in the late 90‘s in Afghanistan. All credit to the “Strong Sense of Place” podcast for recommending this one 👍🏻

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These Silent Woods: A Novel | Kimi Cunningham Grant
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First 5 🌟 read of 2022. Compelling characters and strong sense of place, combined with a tense plot. Loved this one!

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Stalking the Angel | Robert Crais
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Reread of a favorite author poolside with fresh fish tacos and beer… does life get any better? ❤️

SRWCF Perfection! 6mo
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I had to pick this up after reading a review mentioning Schitt‘s Creek vibes… and boy does it deliver. Much steamier though… ❤️

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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Loved The Martian, really liked this one too. And that ending!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Texreader Oh good to hear. I loved The Martian too and have this one on my tbr list 12mo
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Before She Was Helen | Caroline Cooney
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If you liked “The Thursday Murder Club”, you may want to check out this Edgar award nominee too…. Retirees involved in and solving crimes, with wry observations and gentle humor, may just be one of my new favorite things ❤️

BookishMarginalia Sounds great! #stacked! 12mo
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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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I donated five boxes of books to my local library before I moved… and to celebrate? More books of course. Many are from the Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia. ❤️ Life is good.

Texreader Yay!! It‘s great when you get rewarded for a good deed! 😉 13mo
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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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Twisty summer fun ❤️ #Morocco #Foodandlit

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Perfect summer read. Reminds me of the movie “LA Confidential” but with LGBTQ rep and a lighter touch. So glad to see it‘s the start of a series too 👍🏻

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Dog Songs | Mary Oliver
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I lost my perfect boy last month 💔 A thank you to this warm and wonderful community for providing some comfort ❤️

MicheleinPhilly I‘m sorry. ❤️ 13mo
TrishB 💔 so sorry 13mo
Cathythoughts Perfect boy ❤️ 13mo
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DivineDiana My deepest condolences. I love his picture. ❤️ 13mo
EvieBee I am so sorry. This breed is extra special. Soulmates. I lost my Flora in January and it still hurts. 13mo
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry. 13mo
PaperbackPirate 💙 12mo
hannah-leeloo I'm sorry for your loss 11mo
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A gentle read... just what I needed right now ❤️

Leftcoastzen Cute label on that Pinot! 1y
PatriciaU I enjoyed this one too! 1y
bookishdawg @Leftcoastzen It‘s really tasty too! 👍🏻 1y
bookishdawg @PatriciaU It was special wasn‘t it? I found out about it from The Bookshelf subscription recommendations... haven‘t seen it otherwise! 1y
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A dark thriller with some perfect “gotcha” moments. A great read for #Israel #foodandlit.

Come-read-with-me Stacked! 1y
EvieBee Wasn‘t it fab? Really loved it. 14mo
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I started and stopped a few lit fic novels for the #foodandlit #ethiopia challenge in March, so ended up reading through this cookbook from the Ethiopian born author instead. So glad I finally did... beautiful photos and vignettes from his life in Harlem. Several recipes are also infused with Ethiopian flavors. ❤️👍🏻

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“Not-knowing is where hope and art and possibility and invention come from. It is not-knowing, that old old thing, that allows everything to be renewed.”

Love this memoir... love this author‘s writing. ❤️

MicheleinPhilly I don‘t know where you are but I am insanely jealous. 1y
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I find Churchill fascinating, though admittedly problematic, and read everything I can about him. This is now a favorite due to the glimpses into everyday life during his first year in office. Highly recommend on audio 👍🏻

bibliobliss I'm about halfway through. Enjoying this book for the insights into Churchill's mind. What a character! 1y
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Loved this gentle picture book about a father and son‘s quiet morning fishing... and so much more. ❤️ #foodandlit #Vietnam

Butterfinger Yes. One of my favorite picture books. 1y
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We love pho and finally landed on a recipe from Pinterest that hits all the right notes! This cookbook assured me that we are doing the right things, and offered plenty of inspiration for a “someday” trip to Vietnam. ❤️

#foodandlit

Butterfinger That is a wonderful goal. I want to see those huge caverns that were discovered about 15 years ago. I first read about them in the Smithsonian Magazine. I was obsessed with them. I'm going to look for a book about them right now. 2y
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Ways to Disappear | Idra Novey
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January‘s travels to Brazil... a reclusive author and her persistent translator, the migration of osprey, and some delicious empanadas (internet picture). On to February!! #foodandlit

Texreader Whoohoo!! 2y
Butterfinger Wonderful!!! 2y
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Pitch perfect, if you‘ll pardon the pun 😊

I picked this up for a reading challenge, as its narrator is a young girl on the autism spectrum. She desperately wants to pitch for a baseball team and starts writing to her favorite major league knuckleballer as a way to sort through her feelings. But then... he starts writing back. ❤️

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This was the first box I ordered from the “Treat Your Shelf” subscription service provided by the indie bookstore The Book Shelf in Thomasville, Georgia... and I‘m really glad I ordered 3 months worth. Fun, quirky mystery with a strong female protagonist set in 1950s London. Perfect!! ❤️👍🏻

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My first two reads for 2021... very happy with this fresh start to the year ❤️

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Happy New Year! 🎆🎈🎊

This year, my bookish plans are to...
- read every day
- read something uplifting every day
- read and cook from my cookbooks
- complete three reading challenges, including #foodandlit

Butterfinger Awesome goals! 2y
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Finished the next-to-latest Louise Penny... this is now one of my favorites of hers. Reading about Gamache and Three Pines feels especially poignant around the holidays ❤️ Now onto a book that I‘ve heard nothing but good about! Continuing on with #dashingdecember!!

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 Loved The Switch. Enjoy. 2y
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Happy to report that my goal for #dashingdecember is off to a great start... Reading at least an hour a day so far ❤️ Loved this food memoir in essays and was glad to discover that this author has another book too.

Suet624 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Officially joining #dashingdecember with my audacious goal of just trying to read every day! Winter break has begun and I‘m excited to read and relax a bit ❤️

Andrew65 Love the photo and great to have you with us. 😍 2y
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Like many, I have started and stopped more books this year than I can remember. This was exactly what I needed. Quietly strong characters who work through their struggles, all set against the backdrop of the brewing industry. I may have to crack open a Moon and just read it again! ❤️

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And so it begins....

***squeal!!!***

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I love this quiet mystery series and it‘s getting better with each book. The setting is engrossing and the supporting characters are starting to develop more. And... a baby elephant who steals the show. ❤️

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Summer of Night | Dan Simmons
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“Stranger Things” is one of my favorite series and this read is the closest I‘ve found to it... maybe even served as an inspiration?
Any other ST fans that could recommend similar books?

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Immersive writing... time travel... family and the choices we make. This is my favorite read so far this year ❤️

Darthdad Sounds really fun. Love these types of time travel books 2y
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Spaceman of Bohemia | Jaroslav Kalfar
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Tagged book is my #bookspin and the second is #doublespin for August. Two wildly different reads to look forward to... 😊

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman
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Ready for the August #bookspin and #doublespin picks! 😊❤️

CherylRussell Loved Good Omens! 2y
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Finished this last night to wrap up a 4-corners #bookspinbingo for July 👍🏻 This is my second read from the Book Riot TBR service and it was spot-on for me. British setting, strong female lead with great supporting characters and an unpredictable ending. Perfect!

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Infused | Henrietta Lovell
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I love travel writing and the short descriptive chapters in this are like mini getaways. This is a must read for tea lovers too, as Lovell‘s passion for her craft shines.

readingjedi Love that cover - it looks like it's moving! 2y
slategreyskies I love this photo! :) 2y
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I grew up reading the Oz series, and these books are the closest I‘ve ever read to recapturing that magic. The first book was my favorite, but I just love the way Valente writes ❤️ #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! I've been meaning to read these forever!! 2y
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Arcadia: A novel | Iain Pears
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So excited about #bookspin and #doublespin this month! For the double, I‘m diving into the first three of this series... feels perfect for summer reading ❤️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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“...you can be scared to death, as I‘ve been sharing these stories with you, and do the thing you need to do anyway.”
Loved this honest, unflinching memoir in essays. ❤️

Melismatic Loved this! It really made me like Gab even more 🥰 2y
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Summer of Night | Dan Simmons
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My July stack for #bookspin 👍🏻 Adding five more titles randomly from my Nook app for #bookspinbingo as I finally have this stack down to a manageable level... for now 😊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
Melismatic I spy N K Jemisin! I read that one for a previous book spin too - it was so good! 2y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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My #bookspin and #doublespin picks were not for me right now, so I applied the numbers to the books in my Nook app... this one was an easy and different horror read... although a bit unsettling in pandemic times.

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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The Oz books were some of my favorites growing up and I still have many of the original hardcover editions passed on from my grandma. This gentle and uplifting story not only brought back many memories, but was exactly the read I needed right now. ❤️

ozma.of.oz My mother raised me on the Oz books. I‘ll have to check this out. ❤️ 2y
megnews @ozma.of.oz I loved it so much!! 2y
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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My #BookSpin shelf for June ❤️ Time to join the fun!
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along!! 2y
ozma.of.oz Good Omens! Yay! 2y
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