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emmaturi

emmaturi

Joined July 2017

just love reading and travelling! If I see a bookshop then I just have to have a look around!
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The Woman in the Library | Sulari Gentill
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Another good crime book I read in September this one is a mystery within a mystery. Four people are in the Boston Public Library when they hear a scream, through this, they end up becoming friends. Two are novelists, there are also emails to a person called Hannah who is in Australia. It's definitely an interesting idea, I was gripped and couldn't figure out who did it.

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Tall Bones | Anna Bailey
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I really enjoyed this book, it's a mystery/thriller Emma and Abi are best friends, then one evening Abi goes missing. It has secrets, lies, racism, set in a community in US.

FlowerFairy This sounds intriguing! 3d
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Miss Aldridge Regrets | Louise Hare
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This was a good historical crime fiction story, Lena works in a sleazy club when her boss is killed, she then accepts an offer to go to New York and work on Broadway. While on the ship going to NY, it looks like her past is catching up. I was very gripped by the whole drama. I think the only thing which I thought a bit crazy was who the culprit was. I just couldn't believe it. Anyway still a good read.

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The Love of My Life | Rosie Walsh
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I really enjoyed this mystery/thriller story, Emma and Leo have this lovely life. But Emma is keeping a big secret from Leo. And now it's going to come out. It kept me guessing all through as to what this secret could be.

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I enjoyed this nonfiction read of the writer sailing the western coasts of Ireland and Scotland. It gives facts on history and folklore.

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This is the 10th book in the series and it was good. It was also set in Glasgow in 1983 and gives a back story to Brian this time. Present day is set in Kinloch. I would love to visit this part of Scotland. It will also be a TV show too.

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I am over halfway through Babel. It's very good, lots of information, so can't really blitz through it. This is the Illumicrate edition. #books

tessavi That looks beautiful 🤩 2w
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Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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This was a lovely read, set in 1969, it has rock and roll, bands, romance, music, and tradegy. I guess it has Daisy Jones vibes.

squirrelbrain Good to know; I have this on Kindle and plan to read it for a #popsugar prompt. 2w
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Chain of Iron, 2 | Cassandra Clare
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The second in this trilogy, continues with Cordelia and James and all their family and friends, fighting against evil. This time a serial killer is targeting Shadowhunters. I very much enjoyed it.

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Another historical crime fiction story again in London this time 1826. Frannie Langton is on trial for the murder of Mr and Mrs Bengam. But did she do it? Her story starts on a plantation in Jamaica and ends in England. It was a gripping read, wondering if she did the deed or nor. It's been made into a TV show I believe.

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The Royal Secret | Andrew Taylor
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The fifth book in this series, it's 1670 London once again James and Kat are trying to figure out a possible crime. Lots of secrets, treachery and sinister goings on. It's really gripping, but would read them in order.

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Dog Days | Ericka Waller
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This is a story about three people and their lives, how they cope, the help this receive and trying to find joy. It's sad and emotional.

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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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This was a fun crime mystery, first in the series. It kind of reminded me of the Four Aunties series.

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The Quickening | Rhiannon Ward
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This was really good historical fiction story, set in England in 1925. If you like gothic, secrets, atmospheric and a creepy house. This is for you.

Tamra Sounds perfect! 2w
emmaturi Yes it was really good @Tamra 2w
Tamra @emmaturi I order it on Kindle. 👻🏚️ 2w
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Defend the Dawn | Brigid Kemmerer
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This is my latest book haul from Saturday. I am excited for all of them. I will read Agatha Christie nonfiction book in October. #books

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I am nearly finished and it's been a good read so far.

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I raced through this one, second in the series with DS ELin Warner. It's really atmospheric and has a creepy vibe to it. Very gripping and didn't figure out the ending.

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The Perfect Find | Tia Williams
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This was really good, set in the world of fashion magazines. Jenna is back in the fashion world after a break. She ends up working with Eric and sparks fly. It's steamy for sure.

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I enjoyed this older book from Ann Cleaves, it's a standalone, which is rare. A body is found which is 30 years old and then there is a recent murder too. Are they connected?

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This was an enjoyable read, set at the beginning in USA, Ellen lives in Washington DC and with foster parents. But life isn't easy. Suddenly she finds out that her long-lost father is rich and Japanese hotel mogul. She is jetted off to a completely new life full of luxuries she never thought was possible. But her new found family isn't so easy to live with. It comes with different problems.

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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It was a decent read but not a patch on Red White & Royal Blue. August lives in NYC, while on the subway she meets Jane, it eventually turns out Jane can't leave the subway as is from 1970. August gets help from her friends in trying to solve how to Jane from being lost in time.

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The fourth book in the Widdershin family, the sisters are once again embroiled in an adventure this time when they visit their aunt Clarrisa in Wilderness. It was a nice read.

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True Story | Kate Reed Petty
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I wasn't really impressed with this book, it picked up a bit for me towards the end, but on the whole didn't really enjoy it.

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What You Wish For | Katherine Center
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I loved this book, such a feel good story, all the characters were lovely. It deals with some difficult subject matters but in a good way.

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A Line to Kill | Anthony Horowitz
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This is in a series, where a ex detective Hawthorne and writer Anthony Horowitz, yes he writes about himself. They are invited to a literary festival and a murder takes place. Luckily they are there to help solve it. It was a good read.

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The Perfect Find | Tia Williams
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One of my current reads, it's fun, the main character is lovely.

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Tall Bones | Anna Bailey
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I am really enjoying this book, it's gripping, lots going on.

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I really enjoyed this book, it wouldn't seen such an interesting premise but I was fascinating by each job she took and wanted it to carry on. Definitely glad to have read it.

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A Three Dog Problem | Sj Bennett
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The second in the series where the Queen is investigating a possible murder. It is a lovely read, very witty and charming.

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Another Maisie Dobbs book, this time set during the excavation of Dunkirk during WWII. It is an easy read and enjoyable.

MrsK I haven‘t read any of this series yet. Can you jump in anywhere, or star at the beginning? 1mo
emmaturi I suppose you could start anywhere, but it is best to start at the beginning as the lives of the characters their stories continue all the time. @MrsKinvestigates 1mo
MrsK @emmaturi 👍 1mo
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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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A very short book, that tsckles a difficult subject, while I thought it was good, not sure I would put it on the Booker Prize shortlist.

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I enjoyed this book, it's got wild parties, lots of drinking and swearing in this Regency book.

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Forging Silver Into Stars | Brigid Kemmerer
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Another good book from this author and the start of another series. It has the characters from the Cursebreakers trilogy, but she introduces new ones. It's set in the same world as Cursebreakers.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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This was a fantastic book, definitely will be a favourite of this year. It's also a dark, brutal, but brilliant story. I absolutely adored the character Washington Black.

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Electric Idol | Katee Robert
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Second in a series, this is modern story of Greek mythology about Eros and Psyche. It's a good read, interesting and very steamy!

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Chain of Iron, 2 | Cassandra Clare
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I am reading 3 books-

Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare
To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear
Dog Days by Ericka Waller

#WeekendReading @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds like a good weekend of reading. 1mo
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A Fatal Crossing | Tom Hindle
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This was a really enjoyable crime novel, set on a sea voyage. It was gripping and thrilling, plus an ending I never saw coming! #books

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I am currently reading this one and it's really good.

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Acts of Violet | Margarita Montimore
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I loved this book, just like I loved Oona Out of Order. I liked the different formats used, email, articles, letters and podcasts. I can't say that I am interested in magic or magicians but I found this book really interesting and of course you want to know what happened to Violet.

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The Agathas | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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This is quite similar to the Magpie Society which I just posted. This one is set in the US. Again two young ladies investigate the murder of another young lady. There is a school setting, also really enjoyed it.

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The Magpie Society: Two for Joy | Zoe Sugg, Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch
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The second book and I really enjoyed it, thrilling and gripping. I was totally unprepared to find out who the killer was. I do like this kind of settings in a boarding school.

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Oh William!: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
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I really enjoyed this book, I do like Lucy a lot. It was easy to read and short. This is only the second book from the Booker Prize I have read. Not reading the whole list only what I can get my hands on from the library.

BarbaraBB I loved this one too. Another Lucy novel will be published soon! 2mo
emmaturi Yes I had seen that somewhere, definitely will check it out @BarbaraBB 2mo
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This is the first in a detective series set in Florence, bought it in Florence but decided to read it in August. It's a quick read and enjoyable but won't one that keeps in my mind.

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Mrs Death Misses Death | Salena Godden
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This ok, wasn't sure what to think about this one actually. Some of the stories Mrs Death narrated were interesting but on the whole a bit meh for me.

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Luster | Raven Leilani
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This was an interesting read, not a favourite but still enjoyed it.

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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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These are two that I have for the longlist of the Booker Prize. My library has Nightcrawling too. I hope they get a few more from the list.

BarbaraBB They are both so good! 2mo
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Tiepolo Blue | James Cahill
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I really enjoyed this book, Professor Don Lamb is an art historian and writing a book about the skies of Venetian master Tiepolo. At his college in Cambridge a modern piece of art is installed and Don hates it with a passion and on a radio programme basically trashes it. He then leaves and goes to London as a museum director, but then meets Ben and his life starts to unravel.

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I am nearly finished and it's a good one, I like how they all meet on a London train.

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I really loved this book, both Cleo and Frank were so lovely both with their own problems. I liked how the chapters were by months. Set in New York, really good.

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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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Another good thriller from Lucy Foley, this time set in Paris. The characters are not really nice at all. A good twist at the end, but not one of my favourites from her.

SilversReviews I haven‘t gotten to read this yet. 2mo
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