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Caroline2

Caroline2

Joined July 2016

If I'm hiding books under the bed, does this mean I have a problem???
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Birthday book haul! 🎉😁 Thank you so much @kathedron @squirrelbrain @TrishB @kaysworld1 for my lovely books and cards. I can‘t wait to dive into them all!!!

CBee Some SUPER good reads there!! 1d
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 great choices 😁 1d
Ruthiella Happy birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 1d
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squirrelbrain Ooh I loved The Trees and Migrations! Hope you‘re having a fab day! 😘 1d
jdiehr Happy birthday! 1d
jlhammar Happy Birthday! What a great haul! 1d
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚 1d
Linear Happy birthday!!🎂🎂 1d
kathedron You're welcome, @Caroline2 . Hope you are having a fabulous day! 📚🎂🎁 1d
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday, Caroline! 1d
ravenlee Happy birthday! 1d
BarbaraBB Migrations and The Trees are both favorites of mine! Happy birthday 🎈 1d
Caroline2 Thanks everyone. 😘 1d
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 1d
CaitZ Happy Birthday!🎉🎉 22h
bthegood happy birthday - 12h
Oryx I, as ever, am late sending you something, but it should have arrived today! Happy birthday! 8h
Caroline2 @Oryx Ah that‘s lovely, thank you for thinking of me and no worries at all about when it arrives. 😉 👍 7h
Oryx @Caroline2 I'd been thinking for weeks "I need to check that Litsy list, I'm sure there is something coming up..." ? 5h
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I‘ve bailed on the last couple of Three Pines books but this felt like a return to form for me. If a little long winded at time. I‘ll give the next book a go tho. 👍

Tamra I think the series gets better as it progresses and you come to know the characters & their dynamics. I didn‘t even read them in order! 2w
Crazeedi The series does get better as you go, definitely worth trying! 2d
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The Nest | Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney
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Panpan

What kind of ending was that??? I loved the beginning of this, plenty of dysfunctional family drama but then there were more characters and more till I got new perspective fatigue and then that ending?!?!? 🤬 so lazy!

kaysworld1 Hello there my dear just letting you know you will be getting your birthday card a little early as post is a bit dodgy where I live xx 5d
Caroline2 @kaysworld1 Oh how lovely, thank you!! I‘ll keep an eye out for it and save it for the day. 👍 (edited) 5d
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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I really enjoyed this! I loved Joy, the Mum of a family obsessed with tennis. It was overly long at times but I loved all the family drama and the writing was so easy to read. Thank you @squirrelbrain for gifting this to me. 👍

IMASLOWREADER love your coaster…and this is in my tbr 4w
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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For anyone doing author a month, 99p on kindle. 👍 #authoramonth

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I throughly enjoyed this dark Victorian murder mystery. Full of gothic atmosphere, suspense and intriguing. The perfect mix of historical fiction and a thriller; it had so many twists and turns!! Really good! 👍

TrishB And a lovely cover ♥️ 1mo
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A Witch in Time | Constance Sayers
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This is really good! Caught up in a dodgy curse, Juliet keeps reincarnating and reliving a doomed romance. It‘s really readable and I loved the historical sections. Reminded me of Interview with a vampire but I hear others compare it to Addie Larue. Well worth 99p on kindle. 👍

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The Haunting Season: Nine Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Sara Collins
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I don‘t normally like short stories but this collection of ghost stories written by Laura Purcell, Jess Kid and Kieran Millwood Hargrave (to name but a few!) is so good. They‘re all creepy, gothic classic ghost stories. Perfect for Halloween. #99pkindledeals

MicheleinPhilly How are you feeling? 2mo
Caroline2 @MicheleinPhilly Hey, pretty rough to be honest. 😒 Just wish I could fast forward the next couple of weeks. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly ☹️ I‘m sorry. Sending speedy recovery vibes to you. I hope you start feeling well soon. ❤️ 2mo
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The Beautiful Ones | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Only 99p on kindle today if anyone is doing author a month? #authoramonth #99pkindledeal

Soubhiville Great deal! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Thank you so much for thinking of me @squirrelbrain and sending me the infamous new Stephen King book! It‘s really cheered me up and I‘m dead chuffed to be able to join in the buddy read next weekend esp as I can‘t be there in person! So thoughtful! Thank you! 😘 ❤️

squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! Hopefully we‘ll be able to Zoom you! 🤞 2mo
julesG That's a great idea, @squirrelbrain! 2mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Can‘t wait! 😃 2mo
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TrishB Ah that‘s so cool 👍🏻 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @squirrelbrain I want to be Zoomed! 😉 2mo
squirrelbrain We‘re seriously trying to organise a Zoom call @MicheleinPhilly - so we‘ll let you know! 2mo
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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My overly ambitious Autumn TBR pile!! 😆 🤦‍♀️

TrishB That depends how long autumn is 😁 3mo
Caroline2 @TrishB 😆 That‘s true! I can go right up to Christmas right?! 😉 3mo
Richryan52 You need a Holmes boo there 2mo
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This is a good book and so well written but it really dipped in the middle. At over 600 pages, this is wayyyy to long for a whodunnit, there‘s only so long you can keep the suspense going. I started to not care. Also the main relationship between the 34yr old writer and a 15yr old girl was gross and the constant references to their great love for each other was too much over so many pages. A very strong ending though.

CaramelLunacy Not sure I could have powered through that main relationship... 3mo
Caroline2 @CaramelLunacy yeah it was upsetting esp as he kept saying she was his muse. 🙄 🤮 so parasitic!!!! 3mo
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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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I‘m not mad, I‘m just disappointed! With myself, for not listening to the negative reviews. This is as bad as everyone says! I can‘t believe it was written by the same guy who wrote The Silent Patient. This was so predictable and daft with cardboard characters and even worse dialogue. Meh.

Caroline2 I think I need a break from thrillers now. 😬 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Me too…taking a break from thrillers that is. Lately I haven‘t been very “thrilled” 😑 3mo
TrishB I didn‘t like The Silent Patient so didn‘t bother with this one! 3mo
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Caroline2 @Chelsea.Poole Yeah, I‘ve read about six on the trot and they were all so good but then I hit this dud and it has thrown me into a slump so I defo need a palate cleanser!! 😆 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh tell me your good ones! @Caroline2 3mo
Caroline2 I really enjoyed Home before dark by Riley Sager, Russian Doll by Marina Palmer and Counterfeit by Kristin Chen👍 @Chelsea.Poole (edited) 3mo
LitStephanie I just started but am about to bail. I wanted to check the reviews on here first to see if it gets any better. Sounds like it doesn't. Thanks for posting your review to warn others! 😆 1mo
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The Startup Wife | Tahmima Anam
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Think a girly Silicon Valley meets We Work! I got totally absorbed into Asha‘s world as she tries to build an alternative to social media. The characters felt like friends, I want to text them and see how they‘re doing! Not sure on the ending though… I really hope there‘s a sequel!

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Ohhh super excited about these two biographies being published soon! 😯 👏

Caroline2 @TrishB I bet J and C will be interested too. 😉 3mo
Deblovestoread I pre-ordered Matthew‘s but didn‘t know about Tom‘s so thank you! 3mo
Blerdgal_Fenix I preordered Tom‘s book!! 3mo
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TrishB Cool 👍🏻 I can def see those being purchased 😁 3mo
Jhullie I am just beginning Matthew‘s and Tom‘s is next 💙📘💚📗 1mo
peaknit I have both also, I started Tom, switched the Matthew and will wrap up with Tom lol. 3w
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Counterfeit | Kirstin Chen
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I have had a fab reading week reading all these fantastic thrillers on my kindle! I loved em all and highly recommend if you want a decent thriller that is more than dodgy husbands and drunk women. 😆 #bookreport #weeklyreport

Cinfhen Yay!!! Glad you had a great week 💕and 4 books off your kindle is impressive 🙌🏻I seem to collect Kindle titles but hardly ever read them 🙄 3mo
rockpools Excellent! Looks like a fab week 😊 3mo
TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 I have Counterfeit too. 3mo
squirrelbrain Wow, a fab week! 3mo
Caroline2 @TrishB I loved it, gonna be one of my favs for the year. 👍 3mo
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Russian Doll | Marina Palmer
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This was so absorbing! I got completely lost in the glamour, glitz and grime of the world Ruth got sucked into. This really reminded me of Ozark but set in London with the Russian mafia. I really hope there‘s a sequel. I want to read more unique thrillers like this!! #99ponkindle

TrishB Just got 👍🏻 3mo
Caroline2 @TrishB Hope ya like it. 😉 👍 3mo
bookishdawg Stacked! You had me at Ozarks 😂👍🏻 3mo
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Nope! I‘ve been looking forward to getting into bed with a book all day & I just can‘t read any more. Disappointing!!! I loved the beginning. Dragons, the Napoleonic war, beautiful writing! Then the doldrums hit! How can dragon school be boring? When you spend too much time banging on about the dragon bathing, eating and having his harness on and off again! Arghhh! I kept waiting for something to happen?! #authoramonth

TrishB ☹️ awww hate when that happens! 3mo
squirrelbrain Boo, rubbish! 3mo
Soubhiville It does get to some action later on… I read it earlier this month. 3mo
Caroline2 @Soubhiville I‘m really impatient with books lately, prob bad timing! 3mo
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Counterfeit | Kirstin Chen
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I read this on my kindle but I loved it so much I want to get the hardback! A super fun caper story like Good Girls. I didn‘t want it to end and I really hope there‘s going to be a sequel….! 😁

Caroline2 And it‘s only 99p on kindle…. You‘re welcome! 🤗 3mo
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Like a salt n vinegar crisps and chocolate, thrillers are my comfort read and this ticked all the boxes. It dipped a little in the middle & it didn‘t live up to my expectations after Home Before Dark but still a good solid thriller. 👍

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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Absolutely loved it! Maggie inherits a haunted house with a dark and sinister history and goes on a mission to discover her own family history; was her family terrorised by ghosts when they lived there when she was a kid or did her Dad make it all up to make money? Such a great premise and the writing was engrossing and fully immersive. Can‘t wait to read more by this author.

squirrelbrain Sounds great! 4mo
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Book Haul! 😍 I‘m a bit scared of all the hype surrounding Tomorrow so I‘m going to put it by till Christmas. Middlemarch is going to be my chunkster challenge for next year. 👍

Oryx Oooh pretty! Are these both your penguin ones? I was really happy to get an extra book instead of the notebook - as much as I like stationary, I'd always prefer a book instead. 4mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! Good idea with Tomorrow…I did really like it but I think it‘s been very hyped. 4mo
underground_bks The hype is so real! I absolutely loved it! 4mo
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Caroline2 @Oryx Yes they are! 😃 and they arrived super quick! And yep, I agree, I‘d defo rather have a book thanks very much!! 😆 4mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Yeah I‘m gonna leave it to cool down a bit… 😉 🔥 4mo
Caroline2 @underground_bks Good to know! 😉 👍 4mo
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Idol | Louise O'Neill
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I loved this! A lifestyle guru/influencer is built up then taken down by trial by media and ‘cancel‘ culture. I couldn‘t put it down, in a similar vein to Gone Girl it‘s hard to know who to believe and which side you‘re on….!

squirrelbrain I really liked this one too! 4mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain It‘s so good, isn‘t it. And so different too. I kept changing my mind the whole time. “I feel sorry for her… I hate her…I feel so bad for her…she‘s awful!” 😆 very clever! 4mo
Oryx This one was addictive reading 4mo
MicheleinPhilly I couldn‘t put this one down either. 4mo
Itchyfeetreader Oh I love this author - missed this was out. Going to be a #blameitonlitsy 4mo
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Netherwood | Jane Sanderson
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What a shame! The first quarter of this book is sooo good. I loved reading about down trodden Eve and the miners in Edwardian Yorkshire. The writing is superb and gritty; then it took a left turn into Hallmark territory… she‘s an amazing cook, opens her own bakery which does excessively well, she gets lucky break after lucky break, every bloke that meets her loves her yawnnn. And there are way too many characters. Cheese fest!!

squirrelbrain You liked it then?! 🤣 4mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain 😆 I think I need a break from these mawkish historical fiction books. 🤦‍♀️ I need some grit!!! Where‘s the adversity?? 4mo
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Ignore the cheesy cover, this is an epic adventure of a book! Like LOTR and GoT, this is full of tragedy, battles, betrayal and characters that you absolutely love! This best medieval book I have ever read. #chunksterchallenge

MaureenMc 👏👏 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace The older-style cheesy covers are the best. 3mo
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Ignore the cheesy cover, this is an epic adventure of a book! Like LOTR and GoT, this is full of tragedy, battles, betrayal and characters that you absolutely love! The best medieval book I have ever read. #chunksterchallenge

Caroline2 Shakespeare has a lot to answer for!! 🤬 (edited) 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl I‘ve had her on my TBR shelf for a long while. I want all her books before I start. I‘m getting closer and closer. 4mo
Itchyfeetreader Love Sharon Pennman books! (edited) 4mo
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Dragon Read this years ago - a very good chunkster 👍👍 4mo
LeahBergen I loved this book! 4mo
TrishB The best ❤️ 4mo
Oblomov26 Fantastic Book - but then again have always been a Richardian 3mo
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This ticks all the boxes of what you want in a good thriller. An under graduate from Cambridge goes to work as a maid in Florence and gets sucked into the ‘Mean Girls‘ world of the privileged rich kids out there. It jumps back and forth from then to now which is good but the ‘Now‘ chapters dragged a bit at times. The ending was very dark and not what I expected at all!!! Overall, a cracking read!

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The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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I‘m noticing a pattern of my enjoyment when I read these very ‘literary fiction‘ novels!
I start off in awe; beautiful writing, such complex characters, oh the observations on life are spot on….then I get restless waiting for something to happen…then I get impatient with the characters… I want to bail but feel obligated to finish….I stumble to the end, feel a sigh of bewildered relief and think, that was as satisfying as a rice cake!! 🤷‍♀️

TrishB Love your review 😁 4mo
Caroline2 @TrishB Thanks Trish. 😉 Think I need a break from literary fiction for a while! 😆 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence 😁 Such a good review 4mo
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TrishB I‘ve never been drawn to this series. 4mo
Caroline2 @TrishB It‘s a dry lunch 🫤 4mo
Bigwig I hear you. Many great writers are not great storytellers. 4mo
readingjedi Love your review because it's hilarious and it's also exactly how I feel about the majority of Lit Fict. 🤣 4mo
Caroline2 @Bigwig Yes! You‘ve hit the nail on the head there. 👍 4mo
Caroline2 @readingjedi Glad I‘m not the only one. 😆 4mo
squirrelbrain Such a great review! 4mo
YasmiNova This is a brilliant review! 4mo
Kimzey I‘m glad it‘s not just me! 4mo
Oryx I get this too with many books, but haven't really been able to articulate what it was. This puts it perfectly! 4mo
Caroline2 @Oryx Thanks. 😉 I‘m defo taking a break from these sorts of literary reads for a while!! 😬 4mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I bailed quite early on this one. I wasn‘t particularly pulled into the story and then I hit a severe trigger. Trigger warning for anyone who has cardiomyopathy in the family!

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Madame Anniversaire | Roger Hargreaves
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Wow! Can‘t believe it‘s my 6 year Litsy Anniversary! I‘m so grateful for this lovely community for giving me much comfort over the years and introducing me to some truly fantastic people. 😘 ❤️

Oryx ❤️❤️ 5mo
eeclayton Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 5mo
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TheSpineView Happy Litsyversary!🥳🥳😘 5mo
Mollyanna Happy Litsyversary 🎈🎉🎈 5mo
DivineDiana Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚🥳 5mo
fredamans Happy Litsyversary! 5mo
sprainedbrain Happy Litsyversary to you! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Blerdgal_Fenix Woohoo!! Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉📖📖 5mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 5mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 5mo
Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary!🥳🥳🥳 5mo
julesG Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🎉 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎉Happy Litsyversary!🎉 5mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Caroline2 Thanks everyone! 😀 🥂 5mo
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary!! 5mo
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This was surprisingly good and I don‘t really like romances. A 40 year old divorcee has an affair with the 20 yr old lead singer of a world famous boy band. It sounds sordid but the characters are relatable and it‘s really romantic till you get sucked into his world of fame and fans. It‘s got an interesting plot too with Devil wears Prada vibes. Very readable.

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This was surprisingly good and I don‘t really like romances. A 40 year old divorcee has an affair with the 20 yr old lead singer of a world famous boy band. It sounds sordid but the characters are relatable and it‘s really romantic till you get sucked into his world of fame and fans. It‘s got an interesting plot too with Devil wears Prada vibes. Very readable.

squirrelbrain Sounds good! 😁 5mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain A bit of light relief! 😆 5mo
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July, July: A Novel | Tim O'Brien
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It‘s the 1st July Baby! Wooo! This is my over ambitious July & August TBR pile. Can‘t wait to jump into these over the summer! 😎 🍹 🌞 #mounttbr

Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Did we have Overstory on our buddyread list?? 🤔 5mo
charl08 Looks good, have fun☀️ 5mo
LeeRHarry Enjoy! The top two are firmly on my all time favourites list 😊 5mo
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squirrelbrain Hmm, yes we did. At the moment though it‘s #toomanybookstoolittletime for me… let me know when you start it though and I‘ll see what I think! 5mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Yeah I thought you might have a lot on at the mo. Prob be a while till I get to it any ways. 😉 I‘ll keep ya posted. 👍 5mo
Caroline2 @LeeRHarry good to know! 😃 👍 5mo
Jeg I loved Overstory. Will be keen to hear what you think. 5mo
Caroline2 @Jeg Oh good! I‘m hoping to get to it soon. 👍 5mo
AllDebooks Ohhh great mix x 5mo
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Under the Blue | OANA. ARISTIDE
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It‘s arrived @Oryx 😃 Thank you so much for sending this to me! It sounds fascinating and I can‘t wait to read it! 👍

Oryx Very welcome! Hope you like it when you get to it 😁 6mo
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Two Storm Wood | Philip Gray
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A great deal on kindle this morning. 👍 #99ponkindle #kindledailydeals

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The Girls Are All So Nice Here | Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
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You were right @squirrelbrain this was a cracking thriller! Rules of attraction meets The recovery of Rose Gold; this is dark and gritty, following a group of mean girls at college. Plenty of TWs but it‘s compulsive and has a shocking ending! 😲

Caroline2 TWs: rape, suicide, alcohol and drug abuse. 6mo
squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! It‘s a great ‘distraction‘ book isn‘t it?! 6mo
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The Girls Are All So Nice Here | Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
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Thank you so much @squirrelbrain for your lovely surprise present! 😃 The book sounds really fun! I can‘t wait to start it tonight! (I‘m already counting down till bedtime, absolutely shattered!!) Thank you so much for thinking of me. 😘

squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! It was a fun, if rather nasty, read! 6mo
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Devotion | HANNAH. KENT
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I‘m having a tough time lately so I decided to cheer myself up with some lovely books! It worked! 😃 👍 #bookloveselfcare

julesG 😍 6mo
LapReader Gorgeous covers. 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Hope you're OK and that things get better for you 💕 Great selection 😊 6mo
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Cinfhen Well done 💟Hope your mood brightens xx 6mo
Tamra Yay! 6mo
AmyG Hope things ease up for you. 😘 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yayyy👏 And hugs 6mo
scripturient Books always help. 😁 Hope you‘re feeling better soon! Did my letter arrive, btw? I‘m a bit worried I did something wrong when I posted it and hope it didn‘t get lost. 🙈 6mo
Caroline2 @scripturient Thanks Stef, no I‘m afraid it hasn‘t arrived yet. 😬 I‘ve been keeping an eye out for it. Hopefully it‘s just a bit delayed. 6mo
scripturient @Caroline2 😬 Oh no, I‘m sorry. I hope it will show up soon. It really isn‘t that far from London to Essex. 🙈 6mo
Caroline2 @scripturient Oh no worries at all, no need to apologise. I‘m sure it‘ll show up soon. 😉 👍 6mo
MicheleinPhilly Still Life was so lovely and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I hope it has the same effect for you. ❤️ 6mo
Caroline2 @MicheleinPhilly Ohhh good to know! 😉 6mo
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Look what‘s on kindle deal today! 😉 perfect timing for #camplitsy #camptob in June. 👍

BarbaraBB Thanks for sharing! 6mo
squirrelbrain That is *perfect* timing! ❤️ 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Dead chuffed! 😁 👍 6mo
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
youneverarrived Ohh I‘ve been checking to see if it would come up on offer, thanks for sharing 😁 (edited) 6mo
Megabooks Thanks for posting!! 🎉🏕 6mo
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The Lost Ones | Anita Frank
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It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read a decent ghost story that made me want to sleep with the lights on! Set in an old Manor House in 1917, this is a creepy, gothic thriller with lots of atmosphere and mystery. I‘d recommend to fans of Stacey Halls, Laura Purcell and Michelle Paver.
(The second half was overly long which took the edge off the suspense - where are all the editors?!! still a cracking good read though!).

TrishB And a gorgeous cover! 6mo
LeahBergen Oh, good! I have this waiting on my shelves. 👍 6mo
Tamra Ohhhh, stacked! 👻 6mo
Tamra 😂🤣 I just realized I already had it TBR on my Kindle! Now I‘m going to bump it up! 6mo
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I‘ve finally finished! A soft pick. I loved some of it, other parts felt like a slog. I defo prefer Anna Karenina. But sooo glad to have finished at last! #chunksterchallenge #buddyread

squirrelbrain Yay - well done you! 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain such a relief to finally be done with it! 😆 (I honestly think the BBC series was better! 😬) 6mo
jenniferw88 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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BarbaraBB So good! 6mo
Cazxxx I‘m about 25% in and not loving it but not hating it either. I will finish it but I‘ve given myself til the end of the year and it‘s been easier as an audiobook 6mo
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 6mo
Amiable HOORAY!! Great job! 6mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 6mo
ReadingRachael Yay!!! Yay!!! Currently working my way through this one too. Anna Karenina is one of my all time favourites….I don‘t think I‘ll like this nearly as well but it has been on my TBR for years so I‘m glad to finally be getting around to it! 6mo
Cathythoughts We‘ll done 👍🏻 6mo
Caroline2 @Cazxxx Yeah, I read a bit every day (and took a break for a few months) so it‘s taken me about a year to finish it!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ 6mo
Ruthiella Impressive! 👏👏👏 6mo
Biohaz74 Well done 6mo
Oryx Nice work! 6mo
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This is just what I needed! A cracking good read and the best thriller I‘ve read in ages. Six posh friends in Oxford, the night before getting their ‘A‘ level results, do something terrible that haunts them for years. This kept me guessing right to the end and how refreshing that it wasn‘t the husband all along!!!

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Pickpick

Loved this! Historical fiction at its best. Full of atmosphere and interesting characters and adventure on the high seas! 👍 #authoramonth

AmyG Ha...how many books has this man written? I haven‘t heard of this one. 7mo
Caroline2 @AmyG 😆 He is prolific! I hadn‘t heard of this one either, I just spotted it in a secondhand shop one day. 👍 7mo
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Ariadne | Daniel Agnew
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Meh! I don‘t think Greek Myths are my thing. I just found myself rolling my eyes when Dionysus said he was born too early so his dad sewed him into his thigh! I hate all the sexism (which I know this author addresses really well but it just wound me up!). So sad and tragic. Yeah, I‘m done with the Greek Myths now I think.

squirrelbrain I just finished it last night… I‘ll post my review in a bit! 8mo
TrishB Not got to yet! Warming it up well 😁 (edited) 8mo
Oryx Just posted my review. 👎 And I normally enjoy the Greek myths (by overlooking the sexism and misogyny). 8mo
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rockpools 😂😂 Oh dear! It‘s another resounding success, isn‘t it? 8mo
mrsmarch I haven‘t read this, but it‘s on my to-read, and speaking as a Classics major in college, just to be fair to Dionysus, you should _always_ roll your eyes at whatever he says, because he is as dumb as a fruit bat. And that‘s speaking poorly of fruit bats, for which I apologize to the fruit-bat kingdom. (edited) 8mo
Caroline2 @mrsmarch 😆 he is such a bimbo isn‘t he!! 😂 8mo
mrsmarch @Caroline2 That is par for Dionysus! No surprise here! 8mo
perfectsinner Awww I really liked it 8mo
Susanita Liked it but didn‘t love it. 8mo
Oryx Thanks so much for the amazon package- managed to get the note out to see who it was from without looking at the book! Trying to be good and open on Saturday. 😘 7mo
Caroline2 @Oryx you‘re welcome and glad it arrived in time. 👍 (feel free to look if ya like, I won‘t tell! 😆) 7mo
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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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Between a pick and a so-so. One of those rare occasions were the Netflix series was better than the book! 😆 It was a nice, easy read but I was disappointed by the lack of atmosphere or setting (I love all the lush scenery in the show). I‘ll still give the next book a try though. 👍

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This lives up to the hype! I loved the 1950s Hollywood setting, Evelyn is a fascinating character and it was a joy to read. Absolutely loved it! Thank you @Oryx for getting this for me!

RaeLovesToRead Wow! That was quick!!! You managed to finish it before I started 😅😅 Will tag you when I've read it. So glad you enjoyed it!! 8mo
squirrelbrain That was quick! Glad you liked it though! 8mo
Caroline2 @RaeLovesToRead Yeah, the husband went out for the night so I went to bed early with my book and I could not stop!!! I stayed up as late as him! 😆 It‘s so good. You‘ll rattle through it too. 👍 8mo
youneverarrived Agree it lives up to the hype. I couldn‘t put it down. 8mo
Oryx So glad you like it - it's definitely addictive! 8mo
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Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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This will prob change but for now this is my April TBR. #authoramonth

Caroline2 @squirrelbrain fancy starting Evelyn this weekend..? 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Evelyn 💚 8mo
Caroline2 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read it!! 😁 8mo
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RaeLovesToRead Ooh, if you're buddy reading, I might join! 😄 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Evelyn was a great book! 8mo
TrishB I‘m going to read that Boyne too (we‘ll I‘m planning too at the moment!). 8mo
squirrelbrain How funny, I nearly checked with you that we had the right Evelyn book! I‘ve read this one; the one on my TBR shelf is this one…. 🤣 8mo
squirrelbrain I‘d buddy read it anyway, with @RaeLovesToRead - it‘s *such* a good book. I do have this one on my TBR though as well so you just never know! 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Caroline2 I will start it soon if you want to buddy read 😊 and @squirrelbrain The 7 deaths of Evelyn hardcastle is a book I have so much love for... it's my aesthetic to a T!!! 8mo
Caroline2 @RaeLovesToRead Yay 😃 defo up for a buddy read! 👍 I‘m starting tonight if you‘re ready? 8mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain how funny!! 😆 I really didn‘t like the seven deaths one. I bailed I think. 🤔 defo up for a crimson petal buddy read when you‘re ready. 👍 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Caroline2 Yes, let's do it! 😁 I can see why someone might not like 7 deaths - it is very convoluted! I adored it though. 8mo
Caroline2 @TrishB I won‘t say buddy read as I don‘t want to jinx it. 😆 but it sounds like a good story and I loved the Mel Gibson film. 😉 8mo
TrishB It would definitely jinx it! 8mo
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Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir | Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
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Bailedbailed

Why would you write a memoir in the second person?!! All the you, youing is just doing my head in! 🙄

squirrelbrain Sounds a bit weird! 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
TrishB They doesn‘t sound like fun! 8mo
jewright Ugh...I hate second person. 8mo
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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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This was the right book at the right time. Like Little Fires Everywhere, I got totally sucked into this story with crackling dialogue and interesting characters. I really enjoyed it. 👍

Karons1 One of my favourite 🤩 books of last year and ever it‘s fantastic isn‘t it ? Hoping they do a tv 📺 adaptation. 😀 9mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one too 9mo
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Ohh 😯 I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while now. 👍 #kindledeal

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