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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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Lately I have been buying some nonfiction books. I look forward to them all, in February will start with the tagged book.

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They Wish They Were Us | Jessica Goodman
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This a good YA crime novel, Jill Newman and her friends are trying to get over the death of their friend Shalia who was killed by her boyfriend Graham. But now the Graham is saying he didn't kill her so if he didn't then who did. I find it quite gripping although I did guess who did it near the end.

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Two Women in Rome | Elizabeth Buchan
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Lately I seem to have four books on the go, well at the moment it's these three. I finished The Feast today, which will review at a later date.

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This is the 5th Bernie Gunther book, and he arrives in Buenos Aires, along with a number of other Nazis trying to escape persecution. He has been falsely named as one. Here is investigates a number which has similarities to an unsolved murder in Berlin in 1932. I do like this series, it also serves for me a lesson in history as I didn't really know much about Argentina and it's secret past with regards the Jews.

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The Feast | Margaret Kennedy
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These two I started yesterday, I have managed to read more than normal this past as I had Covid. Now feeling much better and will go back to work in a few days.

Suet624 Glad to know you‘re feeling better. 💕 4d
emmaturi Thank you @Suet624 4d
Cathythoughts Glad you feel better, look forward to your thoughts on Feast ❤️👍 4d
emmaturi Thanks Cathy! @Cathythoughts 3d
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If I Never Met You: A Novel | Mhairi McFarlane
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This was an enjoyable fake dating story, Laurie is shocked when her long term boyfriend breaks up with her. It's even more difficult as they work in the same firm. In comes Jamie who also works in the same firm and eventually they hatch a plan to fake their relationship to help each other out. After a while the whole idea gets complicated and it starts to fall apart. Can it be repaired? It fun, a good rom-com, great characters.

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This is the first in the series, in this one Annabelle is one the first female students at Oxford University, she is also helping with the suffrage movement along with her friends. She meets the most powerful Duke in England and eventually they are attracted to each other and other problems come about from this. I really enjoyed it, all the characters are good and are some steamy scenes.

Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍❤️ 6d
readordierachel I loved this one! 4d
emmaturi It's a good series, read all three, hope the next one comes out soon @Cathythoughts @readordierachel 3d
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The second book in the series set in Brighton, I have been enjoying this series a lot. I read it not in order, only book 4 left. I like all the regular characters and this time two children go missing DI Stephens is under pressure to find them. Max Mephisto is also around in a pantomime and there's a connection to the case there. I didn't guess the outcome.

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A Corruption of Blood | Ambrose Parry
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Another good book in this historical crime fiction, we continue to learn about Will and Sarah, their lives and another murder they get involved with and attempt to solve. Set in Victorian Edinburgh.

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A Three Dog Problem | Sj Bennett
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This is my Waterstones order, all were half price and I really had to stop myself ordering more. The bottom two books are signed too.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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So I started this yesterday, nearly at page 200. Already there has been some difficult parts. Still worse to come I think.!

AmyG Much worse. 2w
TrishB @AmyG is telling the truth! 2w
AmyG @TrishB Ha. And I feel so bad saying that. But @emmaturi know there is beauty in this book, too. 2w
readordierachel It's so painful but it's worth it 2w
emmaturi Thanks for the warnings! @AmyG @TrishB @readordierachel 2w
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The Untold Story | Genevieve Cogman
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This is the (at the moment) book in this fab series. The gang are all back on a quest. I like how it ended so if the author decides to return to this series she can.

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The Shadows of Men | Abir Mukherjee
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I am reading the tagged book which I really enjoying. I am also reading The Unbroken by C L Clark and a nonfiction book called Island on the Edge by Anne Cholawo.

#WeekendReading @Andrew65

Andrew65 A good range of reading. 2w
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My first read of 2022 and it was brilliant, definitely 5 stars. Duchess is an amazing character, I was gripped all the way through, great atmosphere. I believe it's going to be made in either a TV show or movie. I saw it on twitter from the author.

BiblioLitten I have this on my TBR 2w
JamieArc This is my current read! 2w
Cathythoughts Such a good book ❤️ 2w
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emmaturi I hope you will enjoy it! @BiblioLitten 2w
emmaturi Are you enjoying it? @JamieArc 2w
emmaturi Yes it was really fantastic! @Cathythoughts 2w
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The Shadows of Men | Abir Mukherjee
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My latest library haul, I will first start with the tagged book!

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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1. Yes it's always lovely to see.

2. I'm not into any winter sports, but going for a snowy walk would be very nice.

@TheSpineView #TWO4TUESDAY

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❄❄❄ 3w
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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I really adored this fake dating love story, it funny, but with serious issues too. Nice it was about young women working in science.

maich I love it too❤ 3w
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A Dark and Hollow Star | Ashley Shuttleworth
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I liked this book but not loved it, set in a fantasy world with faeries and humans, there is a serial killer and four queer teens set out to find who it is.

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I haven't read any nonfiction books since October. I picked this one up in December, it's really interesting read so far.

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These are my first two reads for 2022 and have mostly read We Begin at the End. I am absolutely loving it, can't believe it's been sitting on my shelf for ages.

BarbaraBB It gets better and better! Such a great book! Happy new year 🎆 3w
Suet624 This book was such a sleeper. I only heard about it on Litsy. A great read. Enjoy! 3w
emmaturi I have finished it now and it was so good. @BarbaraBB @Suet624 3w
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The Hollow Heart | Marie Rutkoski
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These are the books I got for my birthday which was yesterday. I arrived back from Cuba so was super happy to open them! #tbr

Cathythoughts Very nice! Happy Birthday for yesterday 🥳 (edited) 3w
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This is a Josephine Tey mystery, it's in a series and I have read a few of them. In this one a young women was killed many years earlier but someone is writing an article about the event in present time. Josephine is worried that her personal circumstances might be revealed, which is too say she is gay. But she also tries to clear up what happened to the young woman. I enjoyed it, and while the mystery didn't grip me, still a good one.

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This is the last book I brought to Cuba, it's too early to tell if I like this book. It's been a mixed bag with the books I brought two read and two DNF.

Crazeedi I've read other books by this author that I enjoyed, have not read this one 4w
emmaturi Ok, well it seems OK at the moment @Crazeedi 4w
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The Inverts | Crystal Jeans
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An enjoyable and funny read, about Bettina and Bert, set in the 1920s England. Both are gay and decide to marry each other as it makes their lives easier, and have relationships with other people.

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This is set in mostly Paris about the resistance against the Germans. It's short and enjoyable.

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Unfortunately these two books just couldn't hold my interest. I still have two books that I brought with me to read!

Crinoline_Laphroaig Too bad it's a great title. 😏 1mo
Suet624 Love the Katherine Webb cover. 4w
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I enjoyed this Christmas story set in Shetland. It was the only Christmas read I managed this December.

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I really enjoyed this one, second in this series about Agatha Christie working for the British security service. She is on a boat going to Tenerife when a young women kills herself. There is another death which already happened on the island which she is supposed to investigate with some help. It was gripping and hadn't figured out the culprit. I look forward to the next book.

Cathythoughts Looks good 👏🏻😁 1mo
emmaturi It's a good mystery @Cathythoughts 1mo
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So I am in Cuba for holidays and started this book, it's a chunky one and at the moment my feeling is so-so.

Suet624 Cuba! Brilliant!! 1mo
emmaturi Yes, so far it's been really nice @Suet624 1mo
IuliaC Enjoy your stay in Cuba! Sounds great! 1mo
emmaturi Thanks! It's been good so far! @IuliaC 1mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I loved this story, it was moving and emotional. I have not read many books in verse, but I do enjoy that way of writing.

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Keeper | Jessica Moor
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This is a gripping and powerful read! And a shocking ending too! It was the last thing I had imagined! It deals with Katie and her death and the police investigation and we also see when Katie was alive and how she came to die.

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The Untold Story | Genevieve Cogman
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Coppenhall, Don't worry, I'm not going to propose killing Irene.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

behudd Ah I‘m a few books behind on this series now but this is making me want to pick it back up! 1mo
emmaturi I have really enjoyed this whole series! @behudd 1mo
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These are my current reads, enjoying both!

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Aurora's End | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I enjoyed the final book in this series, we find out about squad 312, all the team and what happened at the end of book two. There is a recap at the beginning about what did happen in the first two books. I found this very good as it was such a long time since I read it. I was happy with the ending and all the explanations given.

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The Murder Game | Carrie Doyle
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I gripping YA Murder story, set in a boarding school, Lake and Oscar sneak out to meet two girls, but the wife of a teacher is found dead. Luke's friend becomes a suspect so he must investigate to prove his friend's innocence. I really enjoyed it, it had vibes of the Truly Devious mystery for me.

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The Midnight Hour | Elly Griffiths
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The latest installment from the Brighton Mysteries, again a murder to do with the entertainment world. This time see Emma and Sam who have set up their own private detective agency also investigating along side the police. It's a good story, the characters are all really interesting and had no idea who the killer was. I still have books 2 and 4 to read.

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This sounded really interesting and was looking forward to read it. After 100 pages realised just wasn't feeling any of the characters and plot, so stopped.

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The Midnight Hour | Elly Griffiths
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Sunday afternoon, thought Verity Malone, was a blameless time of day.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Rodham | Curtis Sittenfeld
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I really enjoyed this take on Hilary's life if she hadn't married Bill. It doesn't paint Bill in a particularly good way, but with Hilary I thought it was interesting. The mentions of Trump in it were quite funny.

Cathythoughts I‘m really tempted to try this one .. nice review.. you‘re tempting me even more 1mo
emmaturi Well hope you read it then! @Cathythoughts 1mo
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Aurora's End | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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These are my current reads, both are good. And totally different!

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I loved this book, it's so good and funny. The four main characters are really brilliant. I think Joyce is my favourite. They are right in the thick of all the trouble, it's gripping and fun.

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Portrait of a Scotsman | Evie Dunmore
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I really liked this book, third in the series, this one focuses on Hattie, who unfortunately is caught with Lucian Blackstone in a compromising position. It is funny, steamy and delightful.

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I can safely say that I adored this story. Everything about it from Linus to Arthur. The children and the story was wonderful. It kept me enthralled all the way to the end.

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The first in a series, set in Edinburgh, there are ghosts, magical people and a really cool library. It's definitely an interesting story, a bit gruesome at times, the MC is very cool and the cover is stunning.

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Little Thieves | Margaret Owen
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This was the November Illumicrate book, it sounds really good and the bookmark is stunning. I am quite behind on my Illumicrate books. Next will read the final in the Aurora Cycle series.

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This was a fascinating story about a family falling apart due to the parents being arrested for fraud. How the other members have to help the teenage daughters cope with the family being in disgrace in there community. Well written and a good family saga.

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If I Never Met You: A Novel | Mhairi McFarlane
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I started this one today, so far so good.

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This is the 5th book in the Brighton Mysteries, it's now 1963, Edgar Stephens is married and a Superintendent. I really enjoyed it, and I didn't figure out who the culprit was. I have been reading the series out of order. I still need to read books 2 and 4. The 6th book is out now too. Thankfully the library has them all.

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The second book in the Aimée Leduc series, she is asked to do some surveillance on a friend's husband but Aimée decides not to help but ends up helping her friend anyway as a car bomb goes off with the friend inside. I like that is set in Paris, it was an enjoyable read.

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Dark and Hollow Star | Ashley Shuttleworth
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The floor Alecto knelt on was a glittering sea of black marble flecked with diamond white.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl