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corireadslife

corireadslife

Joined March 2021

social worker || she/her || obsessed dog & cat mom || goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/canorth
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Audiobooks and puzzling is a great combination but I will say, this has been one of the hardest puzzles yet!!

catiewithac I like this puzzle 😍 3d
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The Boyfriend Project | Farrah Rochon
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Rating: 4 🌟
Book: 17 of 2022

Such a fun audiobook!! Character growth combined with relationship development and witty humor, couldn‘t help myself but love following along! An easy listen and not to mention another book that writes of both the amazingness and challenges for women in STEM ❤️ I hope there will be more to come by Farrah Rochon.

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Rating: 4 🌟
Book: 16 of 2022

What a beautiful debut! Wow, at first I wasn‘t sure about the dual timeline but then I started putting the puzzle pieces of the story together and it was amazing. Such great descriptions and character development. Highly recommend!

Alfoster Yep! Loved it too! 2w
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May #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin 🤓

Kept things chill this month and needed to pick a NetGalley read and a Hardcover book on my bookshelf so these are the two I picked!! Time to read!!

AmyG These look fun. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
corireadslife @AmyG don‘t they?! Very excited to see how they are! 2w
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After another unsuccessful reading month in April, I‘m switching things up for May!!

New #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin board to give me a little more freedom in book choice which I hope will get me in the reading groove again. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Sometimes you have to keep things loosey goosey!! 3w
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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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Rating: 3.5 🌟
Book: 15 of 2022

Well, not my favorite of the Chief Inspector Gamache series but that doesn‘t mean it was bad by any means. Louise Penny has the capability to write of two different stories with rich, historical depth - all happening simultaneously and then woven together at the very end to the point where no detail is forgotten. I love her writing!! This book just didn‘t hit the usual wow factor for me.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you @AmyG 🥰❤️ Such a sweet surprise and one that really brightened my day. I appreciate you so much!!

I hope all #LitsyLove writers know how much my face lights up with a smile when I get a letter from you. I know I‘ve been slow to respond lately but I‘m still enjoying every moment getting to know everyone through snail mail and share all about our lives and interests. Cheers to many more 💌

AmyG You are the sweetest 😘. It was my great pleasure to pass this on to you as it‘s a lovely book. And I always love to hear from you, my friend. ❤️ 2mo
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Bailedbailed

Rating: 2.5 🌟 DNF
Book: 14 of 2022

Ugh. I really wanted to love this book. I think the concept and idea is there but the writing is lacking and the characters have no depth. As someone who lives off character growth and development, I could not get hooked. After 26% I found myself wanting to read anything but this book so I decided to bail. Not something I usually do but sometimes you just have to move on 🤷🏻‍♀️

#BookSpin March pick done.

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April #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin are in!! Very excited for both of these 🤓📖

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Pumped for April!! I did not read either of my March BookSpin and DoubleSpin 🤦🏻‍♀️ I plan to finish them another month but also ready for a fresh start in April! Fingers crossed for a better reading month 🤞🏻📖🤓 #BookSpin #DoubleSpin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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#CurrentlyReading and so very excited to continue along with The Three Pines series 🌲🌲🌲

March has been a slow, reading month for me. Fingers crossed for a much more productive April 🤞🏻

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Mehso-so

Rating: 3.75 🌟
Book: 13 of 2022

Finally. I have FINALLY finished Under the Whispering Door and it was okay. I know - unpopular opinion here. The ending was amazing, but the middle of the books was just too slow for me to feel interested. If I hadn‘t already read Cerulean Sea, I don‘t know if I would have had the desire to keep reading 🤷🏻‍♀️

ChaoticMissAdventures I read somewhere that he took the idea for this from the Native American residential schools, but didn't give acknowledgement to it, and definitely didn't donate any proceeds I struggle with this idea with where we are these days with those schools so haven't wanted to pick this up. 2mo
jessjess @ChaoticMissAdventures I definitely didn't know that! I think I'll forgo reading this one atm 2mo
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Mehso-so

Rating: 3.5 🌟
Book: 12 of 2022

Can always count on Kat Martin to get me out of a book slump! The Last Goodnight did exactly that. Ellie, a private investigator, is hired by Kade to figure out who murdered his wife 8 years prior. While Ellie tries to focus on the investigation, she can‘t help but get side tracked by a number of unexpected events, including Kade himself. While I enjoyed it, I really didn‘t care for how it all wrapped up.

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I have been in the biggest reading slump lately so I decided to switch things up. I can always count on Kat Martin so when I saw The Last Goodnight at B&N, I couldn‘t pass it up!

Now I am hooked 😍📖

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Rating: 4 🌟
Book: 11 of 2023

Yesssssss!! Ugh I loved every moment. I only docked a star because it is 100% predictable but that didn‘t get in the way of my obsession. Not to mention, the author focuses on women in STEM and that just is music to my ears. Will be picking up more Ali Hazelwood reads for sure 📖

GondorGirl I didn't even care that it was predictable... it just made me SO happy! 🥰 3mo
corireadslife @GondorGirl exactly!!! 🥰 3mo
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March #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin 📖🎉

ncsufoxes Set Boundaries, Find Peace was good, quick read. A lot of stuff that I knew but helpful reminders & good phrasing to help make boundaries more effective 3mo
corireadslife @ncsufoxes that‘s good to hear, I‘m excited to read it! I started it before but just got distracted with other reads but I‘ve only heard good things about it! 3mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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February seriously went by way too fast! Only read/listened to four. A slower month for me and I found it hard to just sit down and read. Fingers crossed for a better March! 📖🤓

Finished:
Throne of Glass 4 🌟
How the Word is Passed 5 🌟
A History of Wild Places 3.5 🌟
Hood Feminism 5🌟

Currently Reading:
Under the Whispering Door
The Love Hypothesis

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Rating: 5🌟
Book: 10 of 2022

February #DoubleSpin pick and I loved, LOVED, loved this book. Straightforward and honest, a must read/listen for all!

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March #BookSpin & #DoubleSpin 📖

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Cats | Anna Milbourne
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Woke up today thinking of @sharread 💞 I haven‘t been able to read as much for the Readathon as I hoped but might be able to squeeze in time this weekend. Thinking of her, of this community, of her friends, and all the lives she touched.

A photo of Fitz and Leah to honor her love of cats 🐾

Chrissyreadit ❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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I didn‘t know @sharread but I can see that she touched the lives of many in this wonderful Litsy community. It is members like Sharon who make this space the welcoming, beautiful, and creative place it is! I will be reading the tagged book along with my other current reads in honor of Sharon ❤️❤️❤️

marleed I did not know her either, but it makes my heart happy to see the Litsy love sent forward to honor her. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed I think she would be touched 🙏🏻❤️ 3mo
corireadslife @marleed mine too ❤️ 3mo
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Mehso-so

Rating: 3.5 🌟
Book: 9 of 2022

After seeing this book literally everywhere, I grabbed it on Libro.fm to listen. My final thoughts - I loved the characters and liked the story and LOVED the narrators. I wonder if I read the book if I would have been as eager to read. But I found this story to be a hard sell. How one man hypnotized an entire town and then suddenly, everyone just started remembering.. that was hard for me to wrap my head around.

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Another puzzle completed this weekend while listening to the tagged read. It is called “Book Nerd” and a tough one without a doubt but totally worth it 🤓

Nessavamusic I love this puzzle!! 3mo
Nessavamusic And…I ordered it 🤣 3mo
corireadslife @Nessavamusic lol yay! it‘s so worth it!!! I hope you enjoy 🤓 3mo
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Anyone else have a book ready for the Super Bowl?! 🤓🏈

Currently reading my February #BookSpin and have a feeling it is going to be a great one!!

Johanna414 Yes, and its actually the same book! 3mo
JamieArc Normally, yes, but being a Detroit fan where Stafford was so long, we in Michigan are excited to watch the Detroit Rams 😂 3mo
corireadslife @Johanna414 yay!! Hope you enjoy! 3mo
corireadslife @JamieArc haha 😂 understandable!! Congrats on the win!! (edited) 3mo
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Rating: 4 🌟
Book: 8 of 2022

Finished up my January #DoubleSpin this past week and forgot to post about it! Fantasy is a new genre for me and at first I was a little unsure but by the halfway point, I was hooked. Thankfully so, since I have the entire series on kindle.

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Rating: 5🌟
Book: 7 of 2022

Purposefully planned a full morning of cleaning just so I could put my AirPods in and finish listening to this one. So worth it. Highly recommend.

P.S. I have finally caught up with all my #Litsylove letters since moving. I‘ve been slow but just put a stamp on the final one. Look forward to many, many more 💌

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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February #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin 🖤

Two books I have been dying to read!! Looks like February will be another good reading month ☺️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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January Wrap-Up ❄️

A huge accomplishment for me to finish six books in one month! Feeling like a very proud bookworm 🤓

Three Sisters: 5 🌟
Crocodile on the Sandbank: 3 🌟
A Promised Land: 5 🌟
The Rose Code: 5 🌟
The Awakening: 4.5 🌟
A Great Reckoning: 5 🌟

kspenmoll Such good ones too! 4mo
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Rating: 5🌟
Book: 6 of 2022

How? I really need someone to tell me how Louise Penny does it. She writes mysteries woven together with history, poetry, art, and murder. She creates characters that you instantly become attached to. She takes you on a rollercoaster of a ride, plops you at the end and drops a giant “OMG” moment. And now I‘m left, trying to process the last 389 pages. All I can say is - Goodness I LOVED this one!!

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February | Ellen Jackson
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Excited for what February brings for #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin 🤓

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Rating: 4.5 🌟
Book: 5 of 2022

I‘ve seen Nora Roberts around quite a bit but have yet to read or listen to any of her books. Now I just finished listening to The Awakening and I am hooked!! The character development and individualized personalities are worth the read alone. I am in love with Breen and Keegan but let‘s be honest, I wish I had a Marco in my life! So good and cannot wait to continue the series.

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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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Rating: 5 🌟
Book: 4 of 2022

Goodness gracious, Kate Quinn is so talented. I fell in love with Osla, Mab, and Beth from the beginning and despite their ups and downs, the ending was an absolute dream. My January #BookSpin is complete!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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I just want to say a GIANT thank you to the #LitsyLove friends who sent me all the birthday wishes both on Litsy and in the mail. I am thankful to be a part of this amazing community 🥳🎉🎈❤️

wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday month! 🎉🎂🥳 4mo
corireadslife @wanderinglynn Thank you!! I love that someone else says birthday month because that‘s what I keep telling my husband 😂🎉 4mo
wanderinglynn Of course you should celebrate the whole month! 🎉 4mo
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Professional_Book_Dragon 💌💕💕 Happy birthday month! My mother does that too!! 4mo
corireadslife @Professional_Book_Dragon I love it!! 🥳❤️Thank you!! 4mo
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Puzzles and audiobooks ❤️

Currently listening to The Awakening by Nora Roberts and I‘m really into it. My first Nora Roberts book so I‘m excited to see what is in store.

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Rating: 5 🌟
Book: 3 of 2022

Goodness, I have a whole new respect for President Obama after listening to this. Enjoyed every single moment!

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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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#Bookspin and #Doublespin picks for the month of January. Very excited for both of these!! I started with The Rose Code last night and am hoping to get in some good reading today!! 📖

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Rating: 3 🌟
Book: 2 of 2022

January #FoodandLit book is done! Now time to go figure out what to eat 😍

Catsandbooks 🇪🇬🙌🏼✨ 4mo
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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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January #FoodandLit book is Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters!! 📖

Texreader Awesome!! 5mo
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Catsandbooks Fantastic! 5mo
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Rating: 5 🌟
Book: 1 of 2022

My heart has been torn to pieces and sewed up again by the words of Heather Morris.

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Happy New Year‘s Eve 🎇

Looking forward to jumping into the #bookspin and #doublespin with @TheAromaofBooks for the first time 🤗 Total newbie here with an outrageous backlist of books (physical, kindle, and audio) 📚 I am super excited and hope this will help me tackle that list one by one!

Cheers to the books to be read in 2022 🥂

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Glad to have you along!!! 5mo
MittenGirlPeach It‘s such a fun challenge every month. My favorite! 5mo
corireadslife @MittenGirlPeach so good to hear!! I‘m very excited 🤗 5mo
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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Rating: 3.25🌟

My most recent #audiobook and Reese‘s Book Club pick. I really liked getting to know Lucky and listening to her life evolve throughout the storyline. It came full circle for me in the end which is always a positive if you ask me. A quick and easy listen that made unpacking a little less painful!

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Heart Bones | Colleen Hoover
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Rating: 5 🌟

Second book of the trip and I don‘t even know how I am going to write a review that successfully articulates how I am feeling about this one. I devoured Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover and by the end, I struggled to read the words on the page through the tears that filled my eyes.
I wish I could read more of Samson and Beyah ❤️
I recommend to everyone!

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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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First read of the trip done and earned a solid 4 🌟 from me. Did it read a little out of this world? Yes. Did I still love it? Yes! Another great one from Katherine Center 📖

Full review will be up on NetGalley and Goodreads ❤️

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Spent my final days in Texas getting the letters together for the nursing home residents 💌 #LitsyLove

Washington coming soon!!! Send us your thoughts and prayers for safe travels. By next week I will have a new address for #LitsyLove and I CANNOT wait to get back to letter writing and receiving 💞

BookwormAHN Good luck, I hope your move goes smoothly 🍀 5mo
corireadslife @BookwormAHN thank you!! ❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! Thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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Rating: 3.5 🌟

A promising YA fantasy that tells of Deka as she works to discover her true self and the truth about those around her. Overall, I loved the developing friendships as they were so genuine and authentic. While not the most spectacular YA fantasy, I still enjoyed it and am convinced to continue the series 📖❤️

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Another read making it to the top of my recommendation list. An honest, well-written memoir that is eye opening and promotes a need for critical reflection. Now, time to tune into Maid on Netflix!

Teresereading Watching it on Netflix now 6mo
corireadslife @Teresereading have you finished it?? What do you think? 5mo
Teresereading Enjoyed it but sad at times 5mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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While not the most well-written or attention grabbing, The Great Believers sincerely tugged on my heart in more ways than one. A dual storyline jumping between Chicago and Paris covering the AIDS crisis in Chicago, love, family, grief, and loss. A slower read but one that is still very much worth it in my opinion. 3.5/5 stars for me 🌟

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Louise Penny does it again. The Nature of the Beast ranks high up there as one of my favorites in the series. Excited to keep reading! 📖🤓

#louisepenny #threepines #armandgamache #bookreview

JamieArc This is my next 3 Pines visit 😊 7mo
corireadslife @JamieArc Enjoy! It is a wild ride for sure and so good ☺️ 7mo
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Yes. Yes. Yes. 🤓📖❤️

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Hands down, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!

A new favorite and one I would recommend to all!

Ahw06 This is on my TBR! Glad to hear it‘s a great read!!! 7mo
corireadslife @Ahw06 oh it is SO good! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it ☺️ 7mo
Teresereading It‘s so wonderful! 6mo
corireadslife @Teresereading completely agree! ❤️ 6mo
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