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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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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 3w
jenniferajanes @Crazeedi 🥰 Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 3w
BookBabe This does look good! 1w
jenniferajanes @BookBabe It was! Her Lent one is also good. 😊 1w
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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

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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This was a fun retelling of Pride and Prejudice set against the gentrification of an old neighborhood and the usual relationship angst. I LOVED Elizabeth Acevedo as the narrator! #audiobook #Audible

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First Pam Jenoff book, and it will not be the last! I picked this up to read for book club. It was a WWII story, which I have grown somewhat weary of, but it did have some interesting differences and a big twist at the end. #Kindle #ebook #audiobook #Libby

Andrew65 Love her books. 3mo
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The Family Plot: A Novel | Megan Collins
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I really enjoyed this twisty tale of a family that lived lives steeped in questionable circumstances. Couldn‘t wait to finish! #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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Very gothic atmosphere, but VERY slow-moving. I didn‘t really care for the characters at all, which made it hard to be really emotionally invested. OR maybe I just read this book at the wrong time, and you will love it! 🤷🏼‍♀️The narrator was great! #Libby #audiobook

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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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This thriller follows two main characters and explores their pasts and how and why they intersect during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. It‘s a very interesting setting because of the restrictions imposed on the characters due to the pandemic. The #audiobook narrator is fantastic! #Libby

bookworm92 I use this app too 😊 4mo
jenniferajanes @bookworm92 I really like it! 😊 4mo
bookworm92 @jenniferajanes Me too 😁 and Goodreads 4mo
jenniferajanes @bookworm92 I use Goodreads too! 📚🥰 4mo
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L.A. Weather | Maria Amparo Escandon
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This book is the hopeful story of a year in the life of a family. They experience a lot of ups and downs during the course of the year, but they end up learning what‘s truly important by the end. #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E Butler
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I think this might be a case of the right book at the wrong time for me. The world is so crazy right now, and this very dystopian novel is set just a few years from now. I couldn‘t wait to be finished. If it wasn‘t the October book for #mmdbookclub, I would have DNF‘d it and come back to it later. #modernmrsdarcy #Libby #audiobook

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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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This didn‘t hit me the same way “A.J. Fikry” did, but I really liked it. It was a great story of second chances in the world of highly-publicized scandal and the internet. #Kindle #ebook

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Falling | T J Newman
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An airline pilot has to choose between the lives of his family or everyone on board his plane. It‘s full of tense moments and flashbacks that explain how the main characters came to this point. #audiobook #Libby

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She makes good points! I actually read this with my teenage daughters. #realisticexpectations #Kindle #ebook

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The Husbands | Chandler Baker
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I wanted to read this book because of its “Stepford Wives” vibe, and I enjoyed it. It‘s NOT SW, but it is a thought-provoking book about moving from lives of quiet desperation to actually taking steps to get the help you need as a mom and wife. Creepy stuff in here! #Kindle #ebook #Libby

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This thriller has so many twists and turns that you feel gaslighted just like the main character much of the time!

Two best friends go on a trip to Chile and end up with a dead body in their room, but this has happened to them before…

#Libby #ebook #Kindle

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The Whispering House | Elizabeth Brooks
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I enjoyed the slow burn of this novel, the Jane Eyre vibes, and the realistic portrayal of hopes and dreams and how they change and evolve over time. #Kindle #ebook

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Part thriller, part mystery, part friendships gone wrong story, this one kept me turning the pages! It was interesting to revisit all the Shakespeare plays too. #Kindle #ebook #Libby

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Jane is a master! This was another wonderful story, and I always enjoy the sneak peek into the thinking and customs of the time. #Audible #audiobook

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Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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This was a twisty horror/thriller story that kept me guessing until the end. I was interested in Hendrix‘s take on final girls after reading Riley Sager‘s novel on the same topic. #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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While We Were Dating | Jasmine Guillory
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I cried all through the end of this book, and I don‘t often do that! This was such a sweet love story. It was more open door than I would have liked, but I loved this story of mutual love, kindness, respect, and support. It made me feel 🥰. #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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This was a nice twisty thriller than entertained me while on a mini-vacation. It had some “Good Neighbors” vibes, but it wasn‘t nearly as dark - and there was no symbolic sinkhole 🕳. #audiobook #Libby

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This is definitely a different type of thriller. The forensic accounting angle was interesting, and the ending was twisty! 🙌🏻 It wasn‘t my favorite thriller this year, though. #audiobook #Libby

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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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This book is like no other I‘ve ever read. I figured it out, but I didn‘t. The narrator was unreliable, but was he? The series of events that unfolded was all too real. It truly is a hell of a book. #Libby #Kindle

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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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Trigger warning! Be careful with this book if you get triggered. This is the story about secrets and how they change us and our lives as a result. I need to discuss the ending with someone! Help! #Libby #Kindle

Bklover Just read the description- this sounds good! 6mo
jenniferajanes @Bklover Would love to discuss if you read it! 📚 6mo
Chelsea.Poole I just finished this and I need to discuss it too!! 5mo
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Chelsea.Poole What do you think happened at the very end?? 5mo
jenniferajanes @Chelsea.Poole Well, I thought she had decided to stay with Peter, but when Jonas was waiting for her across the pond, and she took her rings off, now I‘m confused! What did you think? 5mo
Chelsea.Poole @jenniferajanes yes me too, exactly that! Maybe she stays in the wishy-washy place between the two of them…? It seemed so definite and sure she‘d stay with Peter but then that very end left it like that! I‘ve never had an affair, but I can imagine that‘s a little what it‘s like, trying to decide what to do that is. 5mo
jenniferajanes @Chelsea.Poole Maybe so. 🤷🏼‍♀️ So confusing! I‘m glad I wasn‘t the only one who found it very ambiguous. 5mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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It was okay. Big Little Lies and The Husband‘s Secret are my favorite Liane Moriarty books, and this one doesn‘t come close. The narrator, however, was fantastic. #Libby #audiobook

CarolynM I liked those two as well. I didn't like Truly Madly Guilty and it's put me off trying this one. 6mo
jenniferajanes @CarolynM I haven‘t read TMG, but this one is also putting me off reading her others. Those two books were SO good! (edited) 6mo
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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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Wow! Great thriller debut by Alexandra Andrews! This book would be a perfect flight pick with “The Plot,” which I finished earlier this week! #ebook #Libby #Kindle

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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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I have seen mixed reviews on this book, but I liked it as much as The Silent Patient! I‘m not sure I can see as many “clues” to the twist at the end as I saw in “Patient,” but there were enough that the ending is justified. This book is a slow burn, and when it burns, it really goes up in flames! #ebook #Libby #Kindle

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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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😳😳😳 I did figure out the twist at the end of this book, but not too much before the reveal. The ending was a little surprising, though. Really?! I enjoyed the book on audio. #Libby #audiobook

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@cjbooklover bought me this book for my birthday (which is Monday). It didn‘t last that long! 😂 Riley Sager is back! I wasn‘t a huge fan of “Home Before Dark,” but this book brought back everything I love about Riley‘s writing. Like the main character, I also love movies and have watched many of the ones mentioned in the book. So many fun music and movie references! Highly recommend. Enjoy! #Kindle #ebook

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Hairpin Bridge | Taylor Adams
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This is a roller coaster ride that had me guessing and rethinking everything I had read before multiple times. Wow! I wish Taylor Adams‘s books left out some of the gore. I‘ve read this and “No Exit,” and they were fast reads - definitely thrillers! #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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This was a worthy sequel to “A Good Girl‘s Guide to Murder.” I‘m excited for the next book, which is releasing later this year! #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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This book is a thriller full of legal action, scientific research, and characters I really love. It was a little slow to start with, but once the groundwork was laid, it went full speed ahead! #Libby #ebook #Kindle

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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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An interesting look at the early colonies in the US. This is historical fiction but seems well-researched. It‘s not a fast-paced book, but I was definitely feeling some angst about how this book was going to end. It got twisty before it ended too! #Libby #ebook #Kindle

Tamra I‘m glad it ended up a pick! I haven‘t started my audio hold yet. 7mo
jenniferajanes @Tamra I would love to know what you think of it! 7mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I really liked this book, but I feel like I need to go back and read it again! There were so many little threads it pulled and then wove together. This is a very character-driven book. I love how all the characters were so real. I could envision these scenes and these people clearly. #Libby #audiobook

Readswithcoffee I loved this book! 7mo
jenniferajanes @Readswithcoffee 🥰🥰🥰 It was SO good! 7mo
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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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This book has a “wolf” and a young woman named Red. That‘s the only resemblance to the fairy tale. I didn‘t have any expectations for this book, and I enjoyed the story. It evoked a range of emotions as I read. I plan to look for the second book so I can find out what happens in the Shadowlands. #ebook #Libby

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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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I wasn‘t exactly sure what this was going to be, but it wasn‘t this! This is part mystery, part psychological thriller, with some definite vibes from a book I will mention as a spoiler in the comments. Wow!

jenniferajanes I got definite The Stepford Wives vibes from this one! 7mo
TrishB I get what you mean- the control. It definitely wasn‘t the story I was expecting! 7mo
jenniferajanes @TrishB Not at all! Wild and disturbing, for sure! 7mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#unpopularopinion I‘m up for some weird plots, but this one was a little too much. It was difficult to suspend belief to this degree. Maybe I had some unrealistic expectations going in. Maybe it was just the wrong time. Regardless, I can say I‘ve read it. I will not, however, be running out to get every book this is compared to. (If you loved Mexican Gothic, try this!) 😬 #audiobook #Libby

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I think, for me, this was the right book at the right time. I marked so many quotes in this book, identifying with many things that June and Nina experienced. When I finished this book, I felt seen and ready to keep moving forward. I‘m thankful I picked it up when I did. #Kindle #ebook #Libby

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Maybe I should move it up!! 7mo
jenniferajanes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Maybe?! I guess it depends on your backstory. I hope it speaks to you like it did to me. Let me know what you think after you read it! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jenniferajanes I will!! I‘m going to start it now! 7mo
jenniferajanes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome! Can‘t wait to hear what you think. Happy reading! 🥰 📚 7mo
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This is a tender story of a woman who witnessed horror in a coup in Afghanistan as a child. The story follows her throughout her life as she deals with the fallout of that day and makes peace with everything that happened. #ebook #Libby #Kindle