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candc320

Joined April 2016

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The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
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From Below by Darcy Coates
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My husband and I binged all 10 episodes this weekend! I can‘t say I “enjoyed” this series but it did keep me watching. I felt so bad for the many victims, including the families of those he killed. Just awful! Given this I definitely think he counts as a killer for my #scarathlondailyprompts +5 points for the photo prompt and +50 for all ten episodes! #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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Sinister | Jana DeLeon
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Watched 2 truly gory/scary movies today and love them both! #scarathlon #teamslaughter #scarymovies

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Believe it or not I‘ve never seen this movie! Thought it was a good place to start on my #scarathlon viewing. This way I‘m ready for the sequel! #teamslaughter

TheRiehlDeal Same! That might need to change this month. 2d
candc320 @TheRiehlDeal you‘re the first person I‘ve heard about who hadn‘t seen it either…everyone always looks at me like I‘m crazy 🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ 2d
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Night of the Mannequins | Stephen Graham Jones
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This was bonkers and I really enjoyed it! I can honestly say this was not the direction I thought it was going in 🤣. I don‘t want to say too much in case I spoil anything but it was creepy and weird and a super quick listen/read. Perfect to begin October/spooky season/Scarathlon 2022! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 #scarathlon #teamslaughter

SamAnne Planning to read this month! 2d
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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My current read perfectly fits the photo #scarathlondailyprompts for this first day of October: black! #scarathlon #spookyseason #teamslaughter

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Here‘s just a sampling of the scary movies I‘ll be watching for #scarathlon 2022! I always go hard into the spooky shows and movies every October so this is the easiest way for me to get lots of points for #teamslaughter 🤣!

TheRiehlDeal I was surprised with how good Ready or Not was! Didn‘t expect there to be comedic moments interspersed throughout the movie. 4d
candc320 @TheRiehlDeal I know, it‘s become a new favorite! 4d
Clwojick My husband knows I save all the scary movies for October lol 4d
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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My #scarathlon TBR, both physical books and audiobooks! So excited to get to as many of these as possible. And of course get lots of points for #teamslaughter !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 4d
Clwojick My heart is a chainsaw was so good! 4d
SamAnne Night of the Mannequins is on my list too! And Mapping the Interior. 3d
SamAnne Loved The Only Good Indians. 3d
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My #bookspinbingo list for October!! Lots of spooky and thrilling choices to choose from. Bring on #scarathlon2022 !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
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Sign Here | Claudia Lux
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Love the #botm choices this month! Excited to read both of these.

angel1 We are box twins!!😁 5d
candc320 @angel1 yay 🤗🤗🤗!!! 5d
Jemgirl2014 You‘re my box twin as well! 😀 4d
candc320 @Jemgirl2014 greats minds 😄!! 4d
Jemgirl2014 @candc320 Exactly! 😄 4d
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Shenanigans | Sarina Bowen
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So I‘ve gotten absolutely no reading done this week….like not even a page. This little stinker is a big part of that as he‘s full of scrappiness and chewing! I‘ve also been pretty sick and am just starting to feel human again. Hoping to get my October Bookspin bingo list and Scarathlon stuff completed in the next few days. We‘ve got a hurricane barreling towards us so I should have plenty of time 🤦🏼‍♀️.

Tamra Oh so stinkin cute! 6d
candc320 @Tamra he definitely is cute but is also a big stinker 🤣 6d
IndoorDame Adorable!!! 6d
Bklover Stay safe! Oh, and that is the cutest puppy ever!! ❤️❤️ 6d
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Spooky Season | Jessie Haas
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I‘ve been participating in #scarathlon for the last few years and it has always been so much fun! I‘m always shocked at how much reading I end up getting done during the month and I even get points for watching all the scary movies/tv shows that I‘d be watching anyways 🤣. If this sounds like fun to you too be sure to sign up before the deadline.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrAKF_4P5QR-kJDU9lrhzW7PQata8xPbqkHpE7...

Clwojick Thanks for the repost, and glad you‘re joining us again! 🖤🦇 2w
candc320 Thanks @Clwojick !! Oh, forgot to mention our lovely #teamslaughter ….I‘ve got to remember to do that 🤦🏼‍♀️😆 2w
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Silently Screaming | Dawn Husted
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I am SOOO EXCITED for #scarathlon 2022!! I‘m going to once again be on the marvelous @Clwojick ‘s #teamslaughter and am already planning all the spooky reading/watching I‘ll do!! Go TeamSlaughter!

Emilymdxn Gooooooo team 😱😱😱 3w
Clwojick Wooohoooo! Go team go!! 👻👻👻👻👻 3w
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I just think Alice Feeney can do no wrong! This was filled with the always mind-blowing twists and turns that leave me 🤯. There was some misdirection that some readers of mysteries might not like but I thought it was great. I could never have seen any of it coming. She‘s an auto buy author for me! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

FlowerFairy I recently read my first Alice Feeny book. Then immediately binged two more. Will be getting to this one very soon! 3w
candc320 I hope you love it, @FlowerFairy !! 3w
RebelReader Alice Feeny is the master!! Can‘t wait to get this one! 3w
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candc320 @RebelReader it‘s so good!!! 3w
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Mehso-so

This audiobook was just ok. The narrator was great (Anne Heche, which made me a little sad) but the storyline was so-so. Girl gets lost in the woods and uses her wits (and her love of Tom Gordon) to try and survive. Is a malevolent God-like creature stalking her? Is she slowly going mad? To be honest I don‘t know. 🌟🌟🌟

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I met my Goodreads Challenge today!!! My new personal challenge is to make it to 101 by the end of the year!

Morton7 Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈 3w
candc320 Thanks @Morton7 !! 3w
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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So to say I enjoyed this would be a lie. This is a hard read/listen. McCurdy reads the audiobook herself and she has a dry way of expressing some really horrific and abusive behavior. I tend to not feel overly “sorry” for celebrities that complain about their lives but with her I definitely have sympathy. She didn‘t even want to act and her mom guilted her into it! And that‘s the least of the mom‘s horrible behaviors. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Clown in a Cornfield | Adam Cesare
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This was a reread (or re-listen…I read this as a hardback when it came out and listened to the audiobook this time) and I enjoyed it even more this time! I forgot how good this was and how perfectly it immerses me in spooky season. I‘ve got the sequel waiting on my shelves and I‘m just waiting for October 1st to come around to start. If you‘re looking for an exciting teen slasher this is it! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

LibrarianRyan Loved this book. Really liked book 2. I'm workin on my review as we speak. I couldn't wait 3w
candc320 Ahhh @LibrarianRyan you are making it really difficult to wait 😆!! I‘m excited to hear what you think! 3w
LibrarianRyan @candc320 You will have to wait til monday. Or go find it on Tiktok. 3w
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Every Last Fear | Alex Finlay
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This was a solid if not overly surprising thriller. The pacing was great and with short chapters it was easy to keep reading just one more chapter. About halfway through I switched to the audiobook and it was pretty good as well. Enjoyed the characters, especially Matt and his group of friends, and just wish I didn‘t get an inkling of where the story was headed as early as I did. 🌟🌟🌟

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time | Gillian McAllister
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This was a really solid, entertaining mystery. Told backwards, our main character keeps waking up farther and farther in the past, trying to figure out why and how this relates to her son committing a crime the night before it begins happening. I can honestly say I didn‘t see most of the twists coming. Fast paced! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
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This was soooo creepy and bizarre in the best possible way! The family dynamics in this are beyond twisted and until the truly strange ending I couldn‘t quite figure out whether the house was haunted, or our main character was crazy, or something in between. I don‘t know how I could have ever guessed the ending and I love that! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

candc320 This was also my #bookspin for September so yay!! @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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This one isn‘t in the database yet but, guys, it was SO GOOD!! It was exactly what I wanted to give me the spooky season vibes. It‘s an audiobook original and has horror, a sort of time travel/different dimensions aspect, and even some humor. The characters were great, the situations terrifying, and has a great twisty sort of ending. Favorite of the month! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

sprainedbrain Love SGJ! I need to find this. 🖤 1mo
candc320 @sprainedbrain this is my 1st experience with his books but will definitely not be my last! I have a few others so plan and gobbling them up soon! 1mo
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September | Rosamunde Pilcher
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I can‘t believe it‘s already September but here…we…go! Even though it‘s still HOT here in Florida I‘m really starting to get the fall/spooky season vibes and hopefully my reading will reflect that! 🍁 👻 🧛‍♀️ 👀👹🤡😈🧟‍♂️🍂 #bookspinbingo #spookyvibes

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Loved the characters (well, most of them), loved the female empowerment aspect, and loved the raw descriptions of what women went through in the 60s, especially women in STEM. Not really sure why the rowing aspects were included and the ending was just ok but overall I really enjoyed this! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Bailedbailed

I tried. I was so bored by 30 pages that I didn‘t even want to pick it up anymore. I was going to try and push through but, after reading a review that says nothing happens until the last page, I just couldn‘t. I might give this another try as an audiobook but as for the hardback I‘m returning it to the library.

Megabooks You didn‘t miss much. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
candc320 Haha thanks @Megabooks ! 1mo
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The Island | Adrian McKinty
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I had such high expectations for this one and it truly fell flat for me. The characters were horrid and made such bad choices and the dialogue was awful. The only thing that kept me reading was the short, fast-paced chapters and me just needing to know how this would resolve. The ending was so rushed and abrupt that even that was unsatisfying. The whole thing just felt thrown together. I can see why people are enjoying it but just not for me. 🌟🌟

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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While I still enjoyed this installment it definitely was my least favorite so far. There are seriously problematic moments and while I know the author was probably going for historically appropriate behavior/beliefs some of it was truly 😳. Choices of some of the characters also seemed weird given what we already knew about their personalities and I came away disliking them. That being said there was still lots of action and romance! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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🎶 Look what came in today 🎶 🤗!!! I‘m so excited to read this but I‘m going to try to wait until spooky season and maybe also try to fit in a reread of Clown in a Cornfield!

BookDragonNotWorm I forgot that was coming out! Thanks for the reminder! I could use a dose of Frendo right now! 🤡🔪 1mo
candc320 You‘re welcome, @BookDragonNotWorm ! It‘s taking all my willpower not to throw out the TBR pile and just dig into it right now! 1mo
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Paper Girls #1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I don‘t read a lot of comics but, after watching the first few episodes of the tv adaptation and really enjoying it, I wanted to give them a try. I‘m glad I did! I‘ve only read the first installment but I just know I‘m going to like the rest. The casting is spot on with the drawings (at least the main girls) and I actually enjoyed seeing the differences from the show as must as the similarities. Really good concept. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

ChaoticMissAdventures I love Brian K Vaughn, he does brilliant things! 2mo
candc320 @ChaoticMissAdventures I haven‘t seen/read anything else he‘s done but I‘ll definitely check it out! 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @candc320 it is different from Paper Girls but my favorite of his is 2mo
candc320 @ChaoticMissAdventures I‘ll definitely check it out! 2mo
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The Children on the Hill | Jennifer McMahon
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Wow, this was good! Sort of a Frankenstein reimagining, I loved going back and forth between the late 1970s and the current time and slowly unraveling both what happened at the psychiatric treatment center Vi grew up in and what monsters Lizzy is really hunting in the present. This would have easily been a 5* read if it wasn‘t so easy to figure out the big secret. Still overall an excellent and entertaining mystery! 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

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Paper Girls #1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Library haul!! I don‘t typically read graphic novels but I watched the first few episodes of the show version of Paper Girls and really liked it, so I thought why not!

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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My #botm books are here! Saving Daisy Darker for next month when a TikTok book club is reading it and hopefully I‘ll be able to pick up The Family Remains soon. Love both of these authors so much!!

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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This was another one that I expected to love but just didn‘t. This was very nearly a pan/DNF but I kept pushing through and the final 50 pages (about 1/3 of the whole story since it‘s only about 150 pages long) was excellent and made up for the 1st 2/3. I admit I found the beginning boring and skimmed a lot of it. I went in pretty blind and expected more of a modern retelling, which could have led to some of my dissatisfaction. 🌟🌟🌟

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I apparently love sci-fi stories dealing with time travel because, between this one and The Paradox Hotel, I can‘t get enough! I loved how the various seemingly unrelated stories across time connected in unexpected ways and how everything tied together pretty neatly by the end. The writing was beautiful and so were the characters. Just a great short story! 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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This…was…a…🤯! You do have to suspend reality a lot with this one but as long as you do it‘s a wild and entertaining ride. I can honestly say I saw none of it coming, not even a little bit. Which I LOVE!! So good. I listened to the audiobook in 2 days, I couldn‘t stop listening. Totally unique. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Perfect Child | Lucinda Berry
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Oh this book….what to say about it 🤔? On the one hand much of it was written kind of clinically, pulling me out of the story (more of a tell me story than show me if you know what I mean), and felt a little bit longer than it needed to be. On the other hand once I got into the meat of it I couldn‘t put it down and finished most of it in 2 days, something I almost never do. Really didn‘t find the twists surprising and the ending was blah. 🌟🌟🌟

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This was a very cute book! Sad in parts, funny in parts, sweet in parts…just a lot to enjoy. Nothing too groundbreaking but just the perfect sort of pallet cleanser. Will read more from the author for sure. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Here‘s my August #bookspinbingo board!! Excited to see how many I can read this month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 2mo
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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This story was so good! Three kick-ass women go on the hunt for what they believe is a serial killer killing young women and dumping them in/by the ocean in a very rich part of town. It‘s a great mix of murder mystery, feminist manifesto, and magical realism. The main characters are amazing and I‘d love to see them come back in another story. There‘s always more work for them to do 😉! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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LOVE the #botm selections this month! I would have gotten another add on but I‘m running out of credits for the year 🤦🏼‍♀️! Hopefully one of the other amazing choices will end up being Books of the Year so I can get a free copy as a BFF!

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I had really high expectations for this one after reading the author‘s debut, The Shelf, which might have been a bad thing in the end. The concept is great - a world where couples are frowned upon and being completely single and independent is the norm - and it was fun to see how she changed love songs and pop culture to reflect that, but it didn‘t really gel with the main character‘s actions. The ending felt somewhat blah too. 🌟🌟🌟

candc320 Also, I finished this one last night so it counts on my July #bookspinbingo board 🤣. I finally got a bingo! 2mo
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Hooked on Bingo | Alice Andrews
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My August #bookspin bingo picks!! Excited to see what I get to!

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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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This took me so long to finish! I kept picking the book up, putting it down to read something else, picking it back up again, over and over. The writing is beautiful but I just had such a hard time connecting to it or the characters. I ended up finishing it on audiobook and did enjoy it more that way. Sort of a bittersweet story. Neat concept though. 🌟🌟🌟

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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This was a solid, quickly moving story. I‘ve enjoyed Ruth Ware‘s other novels and always find them entertaining if not hard to figure out. I will say that I didn‘t figure this one out, which I love. The main character, Hannah, was a little aggravating at times and made some really stupid decisions but I wouldn‘t say it was enough to make me dislike the story as a whole. Still a big Ruth aware fan! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 #doublebookspin #bookspinbingo

ChaoticMissAdventures Ruth Ware is an auto buy for me, even if I figure out the mystery I still have a great time with her! 2mo
candc320 I‘m the same way, @ChaoticMissAdventures ! 2mo
kbibliophilific I will definitely read this one! I‘m a fan of hers too 2mo
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The Nothing Man | Catherine Ryan Howard
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This was a really cool concept for a novel. A story-within-a-story, a survivor of a serial killer writes about her experiences and therefore brings the monster back out into the open. We get to hear excerpts of her book, giving us some background on what happened, alternating with the killer‘s POV. I loved these parts most as we get a peek into the egotism and insanity that drove him. Really quick listen as well. Very good overall! 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too 2mo
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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I can see why this series is so popular! I loved this 2nd installment as much as the 1st! I think what I love most is that, while there is obviously a good amount of romance, I don‘t feel like it overpowers the history, drama, and character building of the larger cast. I also liked how much deeper the intrigue and scheming continued to build. And it left on somewhat of a cliffhanger, making it hard not to dive right into the next book! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Sparklemn 100% agree. This was my favorite of the first three. Glad you enjoyed it! 2mo
candc320 Thanks @Sparklemn !! I‘m so excited to see where it all goes! 2mo
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Greenwich Park | Katherine Faulkner
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I really wanted to love this one. It has all my favorite components: unreliable narrators, short chapters that keep you turning the pages, and a beautiful London setting. However most of the characters ended up being either not that interesting/likable or just plain annoying/gullible and I wasn‘t surprised by any of the twists (other than the very last page and I didn‘t really care anymore). Not a bad story but not great either 🤷🏼‍♀️. 🌟🌟🌟

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The Girl Next Door | Jack Ketchum
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Picked up both of these books this week for like $10. Now looking at their ratings/reviews here neither seem to be too popular so I‘m slightly regretting my decisions 😑. But I‘ll still give them a try!

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Good Rich People | Eliza Jane Brazier
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This story was BONKERS! All of the characters were horrible and depraved and selfish to a new degree and once I decided to just go along for the ride I ended up enjoying it. It‘s an extreme look at the heights of wealth and privilege vs. the lows of poverty and homelessness. Just nuts! I can‘t say I liked the ending but overall was quite entertaining! 🌟🌟🌟

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Within These Walls | Ania Ahlborn
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This was my 1st Ahlborn book and I went into it with no expectations. The first half of the book dragged for me and I wasn‘t a huge fan of any of the characters. However….that ending 😳🤯! I was listening to the audiobook and had to rewind and listen to the ending again since I just didn‘t see it coming! That saved the whole story for me. I‘ve heard great things about her other novels and will definitely give them a try! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

vivastory I love Ahlborn. Glad this one ultimately worked out for you! 3mo
candc320 Everyone seems to love her @vivastory ! I‘m excited to read more. 3mo
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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My #botm box came in today 💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️!!!!

ChaoticMissAdventures I also picked Upgrade and It Girl (already read the Ruth Ware thanks to an ARC and enjoyed it!) 3mo
candc320 @ChaoticMissAdventures awesome, glad you enjoyed It Girl!! I‘m excited to read it! 3mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳 3mo
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