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julia-gulia

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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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stunning. If you're looking for specifics of how and why's about the virus itself, this book is wrong for you. As in her previous book, it's all about characters and Karen Walker is one of the few writers, who manages to create each character so well that they are all likeable and you care for each individually. I love her style and the story was very well told.

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One of the best true crime novels I've read, by far. Michelle McNamara was truly amazing journalist and it's very sad that this would be the only legacy she left for us. But what a legacy!!!! It was eerie, haunting and smart. She spend more time to introduce us to victims, rather than obsessing about the killer. after this read, I double check my locks.

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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what a gem. I have to take breaks between reading because every few chapters, my heart shatters. I love that the writer doesn't apologize for anyone, especially himself. This book will be with me for a long while

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Book 2 and loving it 😍

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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I've started this book couple times and never passed page 11. Maybe it was wrong timing? Third time is the charm? I've heard so much about this trilogy and I really hope it is as good as everyone says it is 👏

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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This one won't leave my mind for a while. Sometimes, not knowing is good, in my opinion

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What a beautiful gem. Amazing writing, beautiful story. at the start, I was afraid it was another copy of Swamplandia. but I was luckily proofed wrong. Highly recommended

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Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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That was a scary one. well written. to the point. nothing is dragging out. The topic is uncomfortable, but it wasn't about the gory details. it was more about why she could've possibly do this.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher

I need to take a chill pill reading this...I'm half through and I really have hard time stopping myself comparing president Meyer with the current president Cheeto. and I hope neither he nor his fans will ever read this book to have any more stupid ideas

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This is the book if you LOVE wine and history.. I loved this book. I loved the history of the wine vintage...of you love mystery, good glass of vino and history, READ THIS BOOK

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Shortest Way Home | Miriam Parker
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I quit my job in NYC and moved spontaneous to New Zealand and work now in micro brewery (instead of winery). I feel very familiar what the heroine going through 😁

PS I like the story but the writing is to naive. As a wine lover, I have no patience for author using wine to sell their books. just promote it as what it is- wine style eat pray love mantra..then I wouldnt waste my time. It's not bad. it's just not for me

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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The reason number one why I probably will never have kids...children are scary

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Great book!!! I loved both perspectives (poor and rich) during late 80s early 90s in Colombia. Highly recommended

Samplergal Just started this and feel it‘s amazing already. 1y
julia-gulia You'll love it 1y
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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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what an eery and suspicious read!!! the writing, characters, story...everything I want from a suspense novel

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Trespassing | Brandi Reeds
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The first 100 pages, I was at the edge of my seat...then all this crying, and crying and crying again, and I had to skip half pages because she teared up again ?.i loved the story and the writing was easy but this "damsel in distress" crap really turned me off. The story was still good enough for me to finish it

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It's not what I expected and good so...i really enjoyed writing and I cared about characters enough, to follow up on their lifes after. I think, the description and reviews were off putting and I'm glad I picked this book up.

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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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super high hopes for this book 🤓🤓🤓

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All These Beautiful Strangers | Elizabeth Klehfoth
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That was great... I love Donna tartt and the story telling remind me a lot of her work. Likeable characters, twist were pretty predictable (to me) but nevertheless enjoyable. Such an entertaining read

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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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So far so good....although, I do wish I was in Cuba reading this book 🤷
p.s. I didnt care enough to finish it. Maybe, one day

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Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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I probably should mention that miss Tartt is one of my favorite writers. This book was pure magic. I laughed, I cried, I was invested in the main characters life and was rooting for him. yes, the book is maybe about 100 pages to long, but the gorgeous writing won't bore you for a second. Great reads, like every book is written by this talented woman

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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The cover made me buy this book. I gave up half way. I was so bored 😴

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The Age of Miracles: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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I can't rave enough about this book. The author did amazing job to scare the living hell out of me with a "what if" alternative.its a great story telling with no judgement or finger pointing at anyone but just a story of change through a young girls eyes. I read this book few years back and it still hunts me.this book should be considered as modern day "to kill a mockingbird" classic (in my humble opinion) do yourself a favor and just read it asap

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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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Men, where do I start? As previously said, loved passage, liked twelve. Didn't need a third book but still waited patiently all those years.bought a copy first day it came out.took it on cruise and was ready for some entertainment.I've never been more bored in my life. There was no need for this book. Actually, I was insulted and mad and disappointed that this promising series tarnished it's legacy with lazy writing and an extremely boring story.

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The Twelve | Justin Cronin
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I loved passage and I thought it was a great stand alone book and didn't need a series. I still enjoyed twelve but I thought it wasn't really necessary

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Passage | Justin Cronin
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when I picked up passage, I didn't know anything about this book. I loved how it was set up in 2 parts. I'm a huge fan of apocalypse, not only for action but also surviving every day life.this book had 2 parts and while I enjoyed reading 1st part, I loved 2nd part (I read Swan Song years later and realized how identical 1st part was).i thought writing was very entertaining (even though I felt like J. Cronin struggled describing action scenes).

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Swan Song | Robert McCammon
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I tried to read "stand " by Stephen King few times. after 3 or 4 years, I made it to page 200 and just gave up. I was first reluctant about Swan Song because I heard it was similar to stand and boy, was I wrong. I got sucked in right from the beginning. It had plenty horror, action and just enough kitch to keep me entertained..i loved every page of it. Highly recommend

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Love it!!! I'm a huge fan of apocalypse novels. And I love reading books in this genre written by extremely talented women. I love the story, scenery, characters, flashbacks... all of it. It's one of the few books I could reread again and still be amazed

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I LOVE horror movies..this book was scarier then any horror movies I watched. From first to the last page... I had to read it with my light on. Definitely recommended if you like to be spooooked

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I started to read it and two chapters in I was hooked..are they crazy or for real? Can't wait for the end. And after that, I'm going pick up "head full of ghosts"..i love writing that makes me scared to be in my own house ?? not since "the boy who drew monsters" am I this spooked

Jess I finished this last night and could not fall asleep. Yikes! 2y
julia-gulia It was...creepy and I loved the open ending 2y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I didn't realized it was more YA novel..i liked the idea of the story but I guess I expected it to be more of a fiction novel rather than YA. I didn't dislike or particularly loved it. I'm glad I read it though

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Loved it!! My kinda story. Interesting characters, beautiful writing..

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This book is very up to date with a current immigration mess in USA... the book is beautifuly written without any judgement, hate or frustration. It gives the reader an opportunity to have an own opinion about illegal immigration. Lisa Ko is talented author.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Great book! insightful story...i enjoy reading family sagas and wasn't disappointed. The writing was very beautiful..i recommend to few friends who don't usually read books like that and they loved this book. .highly recommended !!!

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Wow.. amazing!!! Provocative!!!!! highly highly recommend... everything about this book was great.. I couldn't enjoy my vacation, because I didn't want stop reading it 🙈🙈

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Swamplandia! | Karen Russell
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I cannot recommend this book enough.... it was absolutely one of my favorite reads of all time.. the story, writing, heroine - it was absolutely a treat. I laught and cried, and 4 years later after I've read it, I can't stop thinking of this book. Karen Russel is incredibly talented and I'm looking forward to read more stories in the future

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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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I liked the idea of this book. I just didn't care for it's delivery..granted, I'm not a fan of poetry and reading this book, felt like reading poetry rather then novel..the second part felt like a completely different book.. Both stories have abrupt endings and I felt like I wasted my time...as I said, if you're into poetry, you might enjoy the writing style

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Loved it!!! Great and unexpected twists!! really awesome writing style.. I downloaded more books by Lauren Groff and can't wait to read more

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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
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Loved it...i can't believe I've waited so long to read it 😻😻😻

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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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I've been trying to get into this book since I last year..the begin is very slow..will it get better? is it worth to push through the first 2 very slow chapters?

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Great book..I loved the writing style and all characters were very likeable and I cared about them all...definitely looking forward to read more books by amazing Adichie

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 2y
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