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jenniferajanes

jenniferajanes

Joined November 2018

Lifelong reader 📚 | Crocheter 🧶 | ESL Teacher 👩🏼‍🏫 | Certified Life Coach 💡| Tea drinker ☕️ | INFJ-T | Enneagram 5w6
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Stay Awake: A Novel by Megan Goldin
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Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard
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Confidence by Denise Mina
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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
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The Christie Affair: A Novel by Nina de Gramont
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Honor by Thrity Umrigar
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The Language Of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
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Great second installment of this fun series. Looking forward to number 3! 🤞🏻 #audiobook #Libby

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The Swell | Allie Reynolds
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I enjoyed this beach read. 🤣 Seriously, though, The Swell is a quick, easy read about some surfers who hide themselves in an isolated area - and members of their Tribe keep dying under suspicious circumstances. Definitely a psychological thriller. #Kindle #ebook #Libby

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Hot mess single mom Finlay gets mistaken for a contract killer, leading to chaos and a boost to her actual career. This was a fun, easy read. I have to get the second book now! #audiobook #Libby

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The Stepsisters: A Novel | Susan Mallery
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I enjoyed this story of three women who reconnect and develop a friendship, sharing life‘s joys and sorrows during one summer. #audiobook #Libby

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The Locked Door | Freida McFadden
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I “knew” who it was and was wrong several times. That‘s the mark of a great thriller. And that last twist at the end? Perfection! #audiobook #Libby

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Interesting prequel to “We Were Liars.” It definitely shed some light on this family. I‘m excited to discuss it with my teen today. She has already finished and is ready to dissect it! 🥰 #audiobook #Audible

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I enjoyed this coming-of-age / second chances story about a mother and daughter who find themselves as they learn more about their past. #audiobook #Libby

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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I really can‘t get enough of the Grishaverse. I love every book more than the one before it. This was a solid addition to this trilogy. #ebook #Kindle

Lauranahe I love these books!! And the six of crows. ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
jenniferajanes @Lauranahe Yes!!! Crooked Kingdom was 🤩😍!!! 7mo
Lauranahe When I read the six of crows books, in my head I have to make them older, at least mid-twenties. Otherwise, I feel a little weird about Kaz being my book boyfriend. 😂 Have you seen fan art of him?? 😍 I do like the guy who plays him on the show. 7mo
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jenniferajanes @Lauranahe Perfect! 😂 I haven‘t seen much fan art, and I haven‘t seen the show either. 🙈 7mo
Lauranahe I watched the show first, and really liked it. So then I read shadow and bone book. Halfway through the book, I was getting annoyed. Where is Kaz?? I googled it, and learned he has his own series, and his storyline in the show was a prequel to his series. After that, I was able to enjoy the shadow and bones books. But as soon I finished, I went out and got the six of crows. AND it made me appreciate the show more. (edited) 7mo
jenniferajanes @Lauranahe That‘s awesome! Have you read the King of Scars duology yet? That‘s next for me! And The Lives of Saints, of course! 7mo
Lauranahe No I haven‘t, but I will now! I did like ninth house, and am looking forward to its sequel. 7mo
jenniferajanes @Lauranahe 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I love the Grishaverse! I wasn‘t sure I could love another book as much as I did Crooked Kingdom, but this one definitely is a rival! #Kindle #ebook

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Another nice, twisty thriller by Peter Swanson. What an ending! #audiobook #Libby

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 7mo
jenniferajanes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It was good! 🙌🏻 7mo
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The Younger Wife | Sally Hepworth
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This was a surprisingly good thriller. I think it might be my favorite Hepworth so far! The audiobook narrator(s) were amazing. Trigger warning in spoiler in comments. Happy reading! #Libby #audiobook

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Now I understand what all the fuss is about! Can‘t wait to see the movie. #audiobook #Libby

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I enjoyed this twisty thriller. It was different from what I anticipated, but definitely a fluffy read (which is exactly what I needed). I was somewhat surprised by that ending! 😳 #audiobook #Libby

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Interesting book speculating why Shakespeare‘s son died while still a boy. The detail about life during that period, the “plague season” and how it was handled, and the extended family experiences portrayed were captivating. #audiobook #Libby

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Just finished reading (listening) to this book for work. There is a lot here for both my personal and professional lives. I found this book very helpful because I do not like conflict, and now I understand lots of ways I can deal with conflict when it occurs. #Audible #audiobook

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The Tobacco Wives | Adele Myers
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An interesting look at the US tobacco industry during and following WWII. I fell in love with the storytelling and the characters. By diving below the surface of this industry, the author made this book matter. Well done! #audiobook #Libby

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Pieces of Her [Tv Tie-In] | Karin Slaughter
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The #audiobook narrator was amazing. This book is a twisty thriller, and part of the suspense is the amount of confusion around who is “good” and who is “bad.” (Obviously, there‘s good and bad in all of us.) I wanted to race to the end to find out how all of the loose ends were resolved. #Libby

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Thorn in My Heart | Liz Curtis Higgs
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This was a wonderful retelling of the biblical story of Jacob and Esau, Leah and Rachel. It is almost 500 pages, but it didn‘t feel long at all. #Kindle #ebook

(So glad I finished just in time for book club tomorrow! 🥳)

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A “very bad day” led to a mother‘s worst nightmare. It was dystopian, but it felt like it could happen here today. I got some definite Stepford and 1984 vibes, and you can throw in some Twilight Zone (spoiler in comments). Disturbing, but one of the best books I‘ve read so far this year. #Libby #audiobook

jenniferajanes Talky Tina, anyone? 😳 10mo
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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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Another twisty ride by Lucy Foley. I did not even begin to guess the ending of this one! The narrator was fantastic. TW: in comments as a spoiler. #Libby #audiobook

jenniferajanes TW: violence and human trafficking 10mo
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I read this book for work. It gave me a better understanding of how my brain works and what a rare and wonderful thing that is, and I have much more insight to use in my job. 🙌🏻 #Audible #audiobook

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I feel raw. This was hard to read so soon after living through these events. I really appreciated the pov of indigenous people experiencing these events. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Libby #audiobook

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The Swimmers | Julie Otsuka
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A beautiful, moving look at one woman‘s dementia and the effects on herself and her family. I love the foreshadowing that occurs in the state of the pool at the beginning of the book. Having lost loved ones to dementia/Alzheimer‘s, this struck a nerve. #audiobook #Libby

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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Fun, fun, fun rom-com with a nod to some of my favorite romantic comedies (Nora Ephron!). This is a light read that ends pretty much the way you‘d expect. It was just what I needed this week. #audiobook #Libby

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I reas this book because I saw it recommended for fans of “Encanto.” It was not Encanto, and I didn‘t expect it to be. But it was good in all the right ways. A rare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. #Libby #audiobook

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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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Excellent political thriller. The narrator is fantastic! I couldn‘t stop listening. #Libby #audiobook

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Anatomy: A Love Story | Dana Schwartz
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I‘m so glad Reese recommended this as her YA Winter Pick. It had some sweet YA romance and a great story about a gifted young woman who wants to be a surgeon during a time when that was a laughable idea. Definitely recommend. #Libby #Kindle #ebook

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This was a nice, fluffy read, and I did enjoy the story line - but it was not “People Who Meet on Vacation.” I know I shouldn‘t compare books, but I can‘t help it! “People” was soooo good! #Libby #audiobook

GondorGirl See, I felt that 'People We Met On Vacation' was no 'Beach Read'. 😂😂 12mo
jenniferajanes @GondorGirl 😂😂 Po-tay-to, po-tah-to. 📚 12mo
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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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This was a fun, fast listen. I couldn‘t stop. The story was so convoluted that I‘m glad they recapped it at the end! 😂 I think this was my first book by LaPena, but I‘ll look for more by her in the future when I want a “fluffy” read. #Libby #audiobook

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The Patient | Jasper DeWitt
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This book was a pleasant surprise. I got some thriller vibes, some Doctor Who vibes. The narrator was fantastic. Definitely recommend for a fast, entertaining read. #Libby #audiobook

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Doctors and Friends | Kimmery Martin
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I loved this book so much. It‘s hard to believe it was written before the current pandemic began. It rang true. I care about each of these characters and am sad that the book has ended. #Libby #audiobook

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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A different type of thriller with definite “Lord of the Flies” vibes. It took some turns I did not expect and kept me turning pages! Not a bad way to spend a weekend. #ebook #Libby #Kindle

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Black Widows | Cate Quinn
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This book kept me guessing, which I love in a thriller. The characters were interesting with a lot of backstory that gave me insight into their thoughts and motivations. I did NOT figure this one out before the end, so I had that *gasp* moment. Looking back, there were definitely clues. I definitely recommend this book, with possible trigger warnings. #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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Interesting premise and very twisty. I really enjoyed this one! The narrator did a great job. #audiobook #Libby

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Liesl & Po | Lauren Oliver
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This was a short, fun book - one of my younger daughter‘s favorites! (I read it because she begged me to so we can discuss it. 🥰) Jim Dale was a favorite narrator already, so it was great that he narrated it. This book is full of magic, family drama, found/chosen family, and making peace with the hard things in life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #audiobook #Libby

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You'll Be the Death of Me | Karen M McManus
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Not my favorite by this author, but still a good YA mystery/suspense! That cliffhanger ending, though! When is the sequel coming out?! 😫 #audiobook #Audible

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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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What a great story of redemption and second chances! This is definitely a character-driven story. I really enjoyed reading about Lucky‘s past and present, and I have high hopes for her future. The last line of the book is perfect. #Kindle #ebook

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The Letter Keeper | Charles Martin
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So good - all the feels and ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Trigger warning: human trafficking (but not graphic). #audiobook #Libby

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This is an encouraging little book of comforting thoughts for stressful or difficult days. Each reading is short. It starts with a Bible verse and ends with a prayer and a quote relating to the day‘s topic. I will reread this again!

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Comfort & Joy: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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This was a fun, fluffy, comforting read. It did have some unexpected surprises which made me want to throw my #Kindle across the room and let me ranting about the author‘s betrayal, but in the end I am quite satisfied. #ebook

*rated G romance

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Book 1/52 for 2022. Good clues as to identities and how things played out throughout the book, but plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing. #Kindle #ebook #Libby

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Great Advent devo for us to do as a family this year! We enjoyed the Lent devo and were happy to do this one. They were short but contained plenty for discussion. #ebook #Kindle

Crazeedi That looks good. I have 2 devotionals with similar theme, and I love them 13mo
jenniferajanes @Crazeedi 🥰 Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 13mo
BookBabe This does look good! 13mo
jenniferajanes @BookBabe It was! Her Lent one is also good. 😊 13mo
Allylu I started this book today and I am looking forward to a blessed Advent. 2mo
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I learned so much about the Mormon church for this book. It was a little slow for me in the beginning when she was laying the foundation, but it was necessary to understanding a lot of what came later. I‘m really glad I read this book. #Audible #audiobook

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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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This was a long book, but a good one! I enjoyed all the twists and turns and was surprised by the ending when I thought all the plot twists were over. Well done! #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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I love the plot twists in this one - it‘s got a little bit of everything! It really helped the day go faster today! #audiobook #Libby

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🤩 Wow! I really enjoyed this book. The change in narrators between chapters, the twists, the secrets…. It all made for a very enjoyable reading experience. It just took me forever to read it because of packing and moving. 🤪 #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Mysterious, gothic house, interesting backstory. More mystery than thriller, in my mind. The narrators did an excellent job with the #audiobook #Libby

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Nice, twisty escape reading. #Libby #audiobook

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Wow! What a finale! That was definitely twisty in a way I did not expect. I couldn‘t stop listening! #Libby #audiobook

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This book was good overall, but it seemed to drag on interminably, and most of it was quite depressing. It wasn‘t the book I had hoped for. #Audible #audiobook