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The Holiday | T.M. Logan
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Loving the idea of #christmasmoviebingo by @GypsyKat ❤️💚 I can already cross one off the bingo board! I watched The Holiday a couple days ago to kick off the holiday movie season!

GypsyKat Yes! Thanks for sharing! I‘m looking forward to seeing everyone‘s posts! 😊❤️🎄🎥🍿 now
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A Summer Affair: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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When I go to take a book picture, the cats have to join me 😹
I finished my third Elin Hilderbrand book this morning and I didn‘t love this one. The characters were rather annoying and the premise felt a little too over the top for me. At least now I have finished her Nantucket series though! 3/5 ⭐️

CoffeeCatsBooks 😻😻 3d
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Finished this one before vacation ended and it was great! I kept thinking about it after finishing it because it was so layered and complex. The characters were well developed and I didn‘t predict exactly where everything was going in the end. I will definitely be reading her first book now too! 5 ⭐️

BarbaraBB Great picture! 2w
Insightsintobooks That's a beautiful picture! 2w
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Currently reading and loving! Also soaking up the last bit of vacation today! #fiction #librarybook

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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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THIS BOOK. It took me several weeks to read this one, but by the end I was so glad I did! It has been one of my favorite books this year. I laughed and cried, felt invested in so many characters, held my breath during the suspense, and was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns along the way. The writing was witty, entertaining, sarcastic, heartfelt and charming. This isn‘t my usual genre. It was great to try something new and love it! 5⭐️

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I stayed up until midnight one night to finish this book! It was a work night too, ha! I just had to know what happened and how it ended. This was definitely a page turner, although it picked up in the second half of the book. There were some elements I really liked, and others that I did not, so overall it was a 3 ⭐️ book for me. I thought the writing was great and witty, but I think other books have done the unreliable narrator better.

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I really enjoyed this book! Jennifer Weiner is so honest and down to earth. She‘s also very funny! She talks about her childhood, becoming an author, having a book made into a movie, marriage, divorce, second marriage and motherhood. If you enjoy memoirs, I definitely recommend this one!

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This book. I am sleeping with an extra light on tonight. Very curious to see how this one turns out in the end!

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The Castaways: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Finished my second Elin Hilderbrand this weekend. I liked this one better than The Perfect Couple. I didn‘t even realize they were a series so I‘m reading them backwards...oops 😂 Reserved the first one in the series, A Summer Affair, at the library so I‘m looking forward to that hold coming in! #novel #elinhilderbrand #nantucketseries

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Sunday morning reading 📚
This is my current #bookclub read and I‘m really enjoying it so far. The pace is good and even though a few parts jump around a bit, I‘m over a hundred pages in since last night.

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Malcolm Gladwell is one of my all time favorite authors. I love nonfiction books and his are so interesting and easy to read. I have waited YEARS for him to publish another book and this one did not disappoint. I didn‘t want to put it down and read it in two days while on vacation. I highly recommend this one! 5/5 ⭐️ #nonfiction #malcolmgladwell #malcolmgladwellbooks

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The Castaways: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Reading on the beach is one of my favorite things and we had great weather for it this afternoon. I‘m reading my second Elin Hilderbrand novel and it just seemed perfect for a weekend beach trip. So far, I‘m hooked! The characters are interesting and I can‘t wait to see where this book goes. I‘ve heard her book Summer of ‘69 is really great too, and when an independent bookstore owner tells you, well you believe them! // #beachread #novel

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1. Talking to Strangers: What we Should Know About the People We Don‘t Know by Malcolm Gladwell / Hungry Heart / One Dark Throne / The Power of Habit

2. Talking to Strangers. Technically I pre-ordered it, but wasn‘t charged until it shipped this week. So excited to dive in! I‘ve been waiting on a new book from him for years!

3. Partly cloudy, 80 degrees, few sprinkles, windy.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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So happy to be at the beach and in less than 24 hours I‘ve already read one book. My mom loaned me this one a few months ago and I felt it would be a great beach read. It definitely was! It was a page turner and kept me guessing. There was a lot going on and the writing wasn‘t the best, but since I didn‘t want to put it down and it kept me guessing, I am giving it 4 ⭐️‘s.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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This book...4/5 ⭐️
Very good psychological thriller. Towards the end, I thought I figured out all the twists and turns, but not quite! The chapters are pretty short so the pace keeps moving and after the halfway point, I just had to keep going until I got to the end. I stayed up one evening just to finish it which is always a good sign!

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I finished a reread of this last night and am very glad I did! It‘s a book I remember reading in middle school and feeling like, how did I miss that?! at the ending! It took me about an hour to find it after searching obscure topics I could remember online. Fortunately my local library had a copy as well. 💚

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I finished this one while traveling recently and loved it! 🧡 Maria Semple‘s writing is so quick and clever! Sometimes I had to reread a sentence or paragraph to keep up with her quick wit. I didn‘t want to put this book down and I didn‘t want it to end either. I loved this one and Bernadette so I will definitely be reading her first book now too!

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I finished this #bookclub book tonight and absolutely loved it! I bought it a few years ago and never got around to reading it until now. I didn‘t want to put it down. This story is fascinating. If you enjoy nature, solitude and/or nonfiction books, I highly recommend it! 💚

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Currently reading and loving this one! // #fiction #currentread

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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Started this one on my kindle this morning. It‘s been a while since I read the first one in the series so I‘m excited to dive in to this second one! #ebook #kindlebook #series #onedarkthrone

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The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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A co-worker recommended this book to me recently and I figured I‘d give it a try! I got it from the library since it‘s the first Elin Hilderbrand Book I‘ve read. It was definitely an easy read, page turner, beach read type of book, but I prefer something a little more suspenseful. I got to the end and thought, all that for this ending?! // #librarybook #bookreview #fiction

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Selected Writings | Abraham Lincoln
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The Lincoln book tower at Ford‘s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership. It‘s a 34 foot tower of books about Lincoln symbolizing that the last word about him may never be written. The tower totals nearly 6,800 books made from aluminum with 205 real titles and it only represents a small amount of the estimated 15,000 books written about Lincoln. 📚💙

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More Than Enough | Elaine Welteroth
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I finished this #librarybook over the weekend and I really enjoyed it!! The writing is great and the book is inspiring. I loved hearing stories from her time at Teen Vogue and her interactions with Anna Wintour (I find her fascinating!). She spent a lot of time describing her childhood and upbringing which was all very interesting as well. She‘s accomplished a lot in her life so far. If you enjoy a #memoir, I highly recommend this one! #nonfiction

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I am visiting family this weekend and we found a great used bookstore! My aunt and uncle are fellow book lovers so we each got a great stack of used books! 📚There was also a cute bookstore with only new books across the street! I love having people in the family just as excited as me to make time for finding bookstores in any city we visit. #bookstore

britt_brooke How fun!! 3mo
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A friend loaned me this one after we visited Mackinac Island earlier this year. I liked the history of the island included in this book, but most of the ghost stories were short and lacked depth. Overall it was an easy and somewhat enjoyable read. 📚

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I‘m a big fan of the MFM podcast and I love non-fiction/memoir/celebrity memoirs so it was no surprise that I loved this book! I feel like we heard a little more from Georgia than Karen this time around so I could have used more Karen stories, but otherwise it was great! If you‘re looking for just another podcast episode, this isn‘t it. They dive deeper into their stories and life lessons, but it‘s so worth the read! 🖤

TamTracy Love the podcast so I expected a lot from the books. I thought my expectations were too high and I was going to hate it. I was SO wrong. I ♥️ it! 4mo
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I finished my #bookclub book today and it‘s the first one I finished in the #24in48 readathon this weekend! I liked it until about halfway and then it just got too cheesy for me. It was an easy read overall, but not one I cared for in the end.

kaz2019 I agree with you, there are elements of the book I enjoyed when I read this, but I was expecting it to be better. 4mo
caitlin.reads.books @kaz2019 Exactly. Some of it just felt pointless. I love the cover though haha! 4mo
kaz2019 The cover is very pretty! There's supposed to be a film version of this book being made. I'm not sure how you can do that, with all of the strands of plot happening throughout the book. 4mo
caitlin.reads.books @kaz2019 Oh that‘s interesting! Yeah, they would have to cut out some of the side stories to fit this plot into a movie. I almost think focusing on the main story in movie format would be better than the book! And I don‘t say that often lol 🙊 4mo
kaz2019 Yes, you might be right! Or just doing the back stories of the objects would be good. Some of them are quite creepy! 4mo
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I switched to my #audiobook to get a few things done this afternoon during the #24in48 readathon! I love non-fiction in print form and love it in audiobook form too. I‘ve only listened to one fiction audiobook and it was a thriller that had me hooked so I would do things conducive to listening to it until I finished it! Hope everyone participating is enjoying the readathon! It‘s so fun to see what everyone is reading!

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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I recently read my first Le Guin book for #bookclub, The Lathe of Heaven, and several people spoke so highly of this one that I decided I will need to read it too! I‘m starting to dive into the #SFF genre this year! #24in48 #readathon #scifi

brandybear22 Reading this for my book club this month! Just cracked it open! 4mo
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My #tbr stack for the #24in48 readathon this weekend! I also have an audiobook I recently started as well so I can still get in reading time when I am driving or doing weekend chores. 😃 Looking forward to a weekend of reading to hopefully finish a few of these that I‘ve been working on for a while!

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Current #audiobook

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Starting this one tonight along with some hot tea 😊

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I found a charming little independent bookstore while vacationing on Mackinac Island. I‘ve been wanting to read Neil Gaiman for a while and I found a book of his that really caught my attention (tagged) and a Detroit true crime book since I need one from Michigan to add to my collection. 🖤 // #independentbookstore #mackinacisland #michigan

Reviewsbylola Love Mackinac Island! We used to visit when I was a kid! 5mo
emz711 Great book choice 5mo
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The Lathe Of Heaven: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Today I finished my favorite local independent bookstore‘s monthly #bookclub book. This is one of few sci-fi books I‘ve ever read and it was intriguing. I like being exposed to new books and this one got me thinking. It didn‘t quite end how I expected, but I liked exploring the ideas of dreams, reality, humanity, world issues and power. 3/5 ⭐️ // #scifi #sciencefiction #fiction #review #35before35list

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Yesterday was a special day! Happy book release Karen and Georgia! Can‘t wait to start this one soon! // #nonfiction #memoir #myfavoritemurder #murderino

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The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
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This is the second Barbara Kingsolver novel I‘ve read now. I was a big fan of the first one (The Poisonwood Bible), but it took me until around the halfway point in this one to really like it. The story really came together for me at that point and I started liking the main characters more by then. There were a few laugh out loud moments with some of the dialogue which is part of why I love this author. Glad I read this one! // #fiction #novel

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I heard a lot about this book and was really looking forward to reading it (I love a great travel memoir). This one was interesting, entertaining and unique. My biggest complaint is that the author said he went on his cross country bike trip specifically for material to write this book. To me, that takes something away from it and makes it less genuine. In the end though, I still really enjoyed it and gave it 4/5 ⭐️ // #memoir #nonfiction #travel

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I‘m on a mission to finish all the books I‘ve started and this one is now checked off that list! Finished this #audiobook this morning. It was good, but not as funny as I expected. His tone is so dry and lacks any inflection that it become a bit monotonous to listen to after a while. He‘s completely self deprecating and some of his stories were entertaining though. 3/5 ⭐️ // #memoir #audible #nonfiction #davidspade

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It took me a while to finish this one, but it was so good. The author weaves together a few story lines pretty seamlessly to tell the overall picture of our opioid crisis. It‘s a tough topic so I didn‘t always want to pick up the book, but when I did, it was well worth it. Highly recommend this #nonfiction read.

Megabooks I love this one! (edited) 6mo
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May‘s #bookclub pick from my favorite local bookstore. I wasn‘t so sure of this book for the first few chapters, even though they were about the two Jane Austen books I‘ve read. It was a bit pretentious, but as it progressed I thought it got better. Less pretension, more honesty. I liked the last two chapters the best. Overall 3.5 ⭐️

Eyelit I agree with your assessment! Good review 😃 7mo
caitlin.reads.books @Eyelit Glad it wasn‘t just me! Thank you!! 7mo
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Happy Christmas! My family gave me so many books as presents this year 😊🎄🎁📚❤️

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Someone loaned me this book and boy, it‘s been a s-t-r-u-g-g-l-e to finish. I have a hard time putting a book down especially when someone recommends one. I was not a fan though. It was way too cheesy and had too many corny jokes. This one was not for me! #notafan #finallyfinished #nonfiction

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Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
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I shed a few tears at the end of this book, but ultimately I felt it lacked depth and was mostly written for show. The author states in the afterward it was written to help pay for Morrie‘s medical bills and I get the feeling it was rushed. Somehow knowing that just cheapened the whole thing for me. I really thought it was written because Morrie had something to say. If you want a short, inspirational book, this one is ok. #nonfiction #read

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Starting off the #reversereadathon with a little comedy on audiobook. I had to work later than planned so I only got in about an hour of reading/listening time so far, but I look forward to keeping the reading party going in the morning! 📚🎉 #read #nonfiction #memoir #celebritymemoir #readathon #audiobook

Mdargusch How funny is this? I love David Spade! 1y
caitlin.reads.books @Mdargusch It‘s good! If you‘re a fan, you‘ll enjoy it! Funny stories, he makes fun of himself and I‘m also learning a few things about him. 1y
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The Bones of You | Debbie Howells
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free #bookhaul from a co-worker! she doesn‘t want these anymore so they have been adopted into my library 💙

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finally finished this one! it has great reviews on goodreads, but I found most of it ambiguous and hard to get through. I took away a few pieces of advice, but overall, it felt like a mash up of vague information, anecdotes and stories that wasn‘t a cohesive self help book. this is the first book of Brene Brown‘s that I‘ve read and I was disappointed.

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rearranging books today and Emmie immediately jumped in 😻 #shelfie #emmieandbooks #bookshelf

BarbaraTheBibliophage She‘s a perfect fit! 😻 1y
saresmoore What a purrfect picture! 1y
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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finished this #bookclub pick from a few months ago, finally. it‘s not a book I would normally pick, but it was pretty good. it veered from what I expected and actually picked up the pace as it went along. overall, I think it was an interesting take on relationships, family, race, America, criminal justice system and the prison system.

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The Dovekeepers: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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#bookhaul from my favorite local bookstore this week. all are #used except one. sometimes I go there and find a goldmine like this, other times I don‘t see much that I want. after a difficult day, this was the perfect pick me up. #happiness #booklover #TBRadditions

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so sad to hear the news of Kate Spade‘s passing today. her brand was iconic. I remember buying my first Kate Spade bag like it was yesterday and how special that was to me. 🖤 #katespade #katespadeny #katespadebooks

asiriusreader This was very sad news to hear today. 😢 1y
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