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The Curse of Penryth Hall | Jess Armstrong
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Finished my June #BookSpin book! I wasn‘t really sure what this book was going to be about. It‘s set after WWI. Ruby has lost a lot in her life and is working at a bookstore and living above it. She goes to the Cornish countryside to deliver books and visits an old friend who got married and lives at the manor house. While there the husband dies and the story unravels. Pretty good mystery and storytelling!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3d
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Bless Your Heart | Lindy Ryan
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Read this one last week. It was pretty gruesome but found it an interesting take on vampires. Though they call them strigoi (not sure the spelling) and they‘re kind of more like zombies.

Four women own and run a funeral parlor and have quite a history.

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I did it! I got through an SA Cosby book! I was nervous to pick them up because I heard how dark and gruesome the books are. This one was pretty dark but luckily most was off the page. A serial killer and the hunt to find them before they kill again. I‘ll need light stuff for a while before I can pick up any other dark books.

#authoramonth

Soubhiville I‘m glad you made it through and that it‘s a pick for you🙂📚. He writes darker than what I usually read, but I do usually enjoy his books. 3d
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This author was on the Reading Glasses podcast and I liked the sound of the book. This author has a lot of books, but this is the first I‘ve read. I definitely plan to check out his other works. The storytelling was great. There is a time loop and Carter brings Mariana into the loop so he isn‘t alone. They live the same 4 days over and over again. This book was really good!

peanutnine I've loved all of Mike Chen's books! This is next on my list! 2w
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Taken At The Flood (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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This is the first Agatha Christie book I‘ve panned. The mystery itself was good but that ending. If you‘ve read it and are human, you get it. The issue has nothing to do with Poirot but a couple of the characters. Just nope!

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
willaful IYKYK 2w
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Psyche and Eros: A Novel | Luna McNamara
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I‘ll give this book a low pick. I enjoyed learning about Psyche and Eros, but wasn‘t my favorite myth retelling. It kind of seemed like the author was trying to show off how much Greek mythology she knew and to name all the gods. I won‘t say too much more but I mailed this out today. It should be there Saturday or Monday! #LmPBC

KateReadsYA Can't wait 2w
Blerdgal_Fenix Thanks for review. I will add it to my tbr, but make it a low priority. Maybe a winter read. 2w
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Mirrored Heavens | Rebecca Roanhorse
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My June #bookhaul so far! So excited the tagged book is finally published! I can‘t wait to pick it up. Also, I didn‘t realize the new Sarah Perry was published today too!

I also got my June #BOTM picks in. I didn‘t like any of the main options, so did a reader favorites and picked Five Broken Blades. Just because I wanted the add ons!

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Funny Story | Emily Henry
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Favorite read of May is Throne of the Fallen. I added the tagged book as a bonus, but it‘s not better to me than The Bone Shard Daughter.

#bookbracket2024

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Throne of the Fallen | Kerri Maniscalco
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Tagged book turned out to be my favorite read of May! I read 25 books in May 🤯🤯

#bookbracket2024

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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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I really liked this book. I wouldn‘t have picked it up if not for #camplitsy24 (because I had never heard of it or the author). It was short and the author didn‘t waste any words.

I did listen on audio, so hopefully I‘ll know which was part 1 and part 2 for the discussion.

Megabooks I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! Excited for next Saturday! 😁🏕️ 2w
squirrelbrain Glad you found it through #camplitsy! 2w
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Body and Soul Food | Abby Collette
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I guess there was a reason I stopped reading her ice cream series. I picked up this first book in a new series (food and bookstore sounds great), but WOW I did not like this MC. She was so annoying and the worst kind of amateur detective. Also a lot of repetitive thoughts. I think I‘ll pass on anymore.

Finished in May

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Here‘s my June #readyourkindle list! Let‘s see what gets picked this month or what I‘ll actually read!

CBee Looks good 👍🏻 3w
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The Bullet Swallower | Elizabeth Gonzalez James
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Here are my #Roll100 picks for June. I‘ve already bailed on number 24. But will try to pick up these other 2 in June.

PuddleJumper Sounds good! 2w
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Here is my June #bookspin list. A mix of summer reads and other reads.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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The Book of Thorns | Hester Fox
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This book is so different from this authors other work and it was great. Set during Napoleon‘s timeframe of escaping exile and the battle of Waterloo. This is a magical realism with flower magic. You follow 2 sisters, one raised by her uncle and the other who is in servitude and mute. Both fall for soldiers and how they journey through the wars. So good. I loved this book.

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This one was also a bit silly. There is a guidebook that this little town follows that makes a lady proper. If she doesn‘t follow the guidelines, the girls get shunned. All Beatrice wants is to be a detective and solve murders. Her family gets invited to a ball where a murder happens. She has to be a proper lady but solve the crime as well. A fun, silly read.

LiteraryinLawrence Totally silly, but I liked it too. 😋 3w
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes That book was just fun to read! 3w
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Mehso-so

Sorry Sarah, but this one was boring. Maybe I‘m just not into historical romance anymore. But this one was my least favorite in the series. Though I am excited for the last one. Upset I have to wait until 2025 for it though.

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This book was a bit silly. Set in Italy, a town needs plumbing to be fixed but they need 70k euros. Dante starts a rumor that they‘ll be filming a movie and needs funding. He gets the funding from what I‘m assuming is a mafia man. They then have to make the movie. This is a bit of a silly book I think and it‘s a low pick.

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This was an enemies to possibly lovers to enemies book. She‘s a witch and he‘s a witch hunter. They both are using the other for their goals.

This is a duology, so I definitely plan to pick up the next book.

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Happy Medium | Sarah Adler
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This was a fun magical romance with a ghost. There was some things that I felt were brought up with no resolution. She‘s a con woman but only to help people feel better. She gets paid to go to a farm and help out Charlie. And they of course fall in love.

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This is the 11th book in the Lane Winslow series! 11! And it was just as good. This one handles Japanese refugees after WWII in Canada.

I love this series and they‘re great on audio. I always listen to them as soon as they are published and then have to wait another year for the next one.

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I‘m sooo behind on reviews. So these will all be quick.

Read in May! Always enjoy Lisa Jewell. This is her new book from last year. The audio production was great.

BookLineNSinker I loved this one too! So well done! 3w
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Happy Medium | Sarah Adler
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Enjoying the warm weather after work with a book and a glass of wine. ? ?

Definitely feels like Spring today at 75°! ☀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 1mo
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The Paradise Problem | Christina Lauren
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Nope, don‘t like it. Don‘t say lol in a book (that‘s not in a text convo). I‘m not here for that.

Erinreadsthebooks Amen to that. 1mo
Sace PREACH! 1mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Ha. I thought it was a typo 🤭 1mo
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Throne of the Fallen | Kerri Maniscalco
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OMG! I loved this book! It‘s like a dark fantasy romance, where you‘re rooting for villain of the story, but is he really a villain? I loved this world and the characters. I‘m so glad I read this.

Unbeknownst to me this is a spin off of her Kingdom of the Wicked series which I‘ve never read. It looks like it has characters from that world, but can be read as a standalone. It hinted at some stuff that happened, but explained enough to not be lost

5feet.of.fury Ooooh! My audio hold just came in from Libby, it‘ll be my next audiobook, so I‘m glad to see a good review! …I also have not read Kingdom of the Wicked & didn‘t know it was related- whoops! 1mo
5feet.of.fury It was SO GOOD 1mo
Laughterhp @5feet.of.fury OMG so good!! 1mo
5feet.of.fury @Laughterhp there‘s a sequel out in September! 1mo
Laughterhp @5feet.of.fury Ooh that‘s good to know and not that far away! 1mo
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Low pick. Real people do not act like this…

This is a witchy romance but the male MC is a skeptic. This book has fake dating, but bad fake dating. They are trying to make other people they used to date jealous.

The MC and her family work at a witchy shop they used to own, but their mom sold.. I did enjoy this book a lot of things that happened were so weird and not realistic at all. But this is a witchy book, so I guess it‘s not realistic.

rubyslippersreads At least the cover is pretty. 😏 1mo
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This was a good, quick read. I love how often Nancy meets a guy in each case and then you never hear about them again (or I guess they might, this is only book 7). Also, it‘s crazy how people keep accusing Nancy for doing wrong in front of the police expecting them to just listen. I‘m really enjoying reading these.

Librarybelle Hooray!! They are a fun read 1mo
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A Far Wilder Magic | Allison Saft
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This was just okay for me. I listened on audio and I didn‘t really like the male MCs voice/accent. It kept taking me out of the story. Wes is an alchemist looking for an internship and shows up at Maggie‘s house. Her mother is away but she invites him in anyway where they slowly build a friendship. This a different world where there is a lot of different racisms based on their backgrounds and $75 is more money than they‘ve ever seen.

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Sigh. I wanted to enjoy this a lot more than I actually did. The story was great. Emily goes to a town to look for the faerie folk. She gets enmeshed into the town and their troubles. Her colleague Wendell shows up and definitely helps her with the town and to make friends, even though all she wants to do is read her books and spend time with her dog. Something was just a little off for me, which stopped me from loving it and just liking it.

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Funny Story | Emily Henry
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I wasn‘t sure if I was going to like this one because I didn‘t really enjoy the last couple of Emily Henry books. But I really loved this one! I loved Miles and Daphne. I loved all the exploring of Michigan too! I don‘t know if all the places are real, but I wished they were!

This was my #doublespin for May

monalyisha Yes! The “Vacation” book was absolutely a low point for me, too. Glad things are back in action. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Henry's been a mixed bag for me, as I enjoyed Beach Read and Book Lovers, but not Vacation or Happy Place. So I'm interested to give this one a whirl!! 1mo
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I loved this book! I‘m not surprised because I love Leigh Bardugo, but I am surprised I enjoyed this story. Set in Spain, a servant has “magical powers” and draws attention to herself. She‘s also Jewish and has to hide that, so she doesn‘t attract the inquisition. You follow a few people‘s points of view but the storytelling unfolded beautifully.

dabbe Daffies! 🌼 1mo
5feet.of.fury Yessss, I really enjoyed this one too 1mo
5feet.of.fury So unique! 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Daffodils!!! 1mo
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Here is my May #readyourkindle list! I‘ve been struggling actually reading the books that are getting picked, but I‘m reading a few ebooks!

CBee Same! I‘ve been reading my Kindle books but not necessarily the drawn ones 😂🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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May #bookspin is just any ebook and #doublespin is latest Emily Henry which I started last night!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!! I'm looking forward to the Henry book myself! 2mo
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Here are my #AprilStats! I read a lot of audiobooks this month and did a bit of rereading.

I somehow read 25 books in April! And bailed on 2-3 books.

TheSpineView Wow!🤩💙📖 2mo
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The Bone Shard Daughter | Andrea Stewart
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Again, Just for the Summer was my favorite April read. I threw in the tagged as a wild card but it beat out Abby Jimenez for me. Again, very different books but I ended up loving the tagged book.

#readingbracket2024

Catsandbooks Hooray!! 🎉 💕 2mo
Meshell1313 Ooh can‘t wait to read that one! 2mo
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Just for the Summer | Abby Jimenez
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Finished all the books I will for April. Tagged was definitely my favorite read and it definitely beat out Kilt Trip.

Sorry but Ruthless Vow beat Just for the Summer for me. Even though they‘re completely different books.

I also added a bonus book for April with The Bone Shard Daughter because I also loved this book.

#readingbracket2024

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A Power Unbound | Freya Marske
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The last book in this trilogy and it was so good! I loved this series and loved listening to them on audio. All the characters are together trying to stop them from getting the artifacts for the last contract. So much happening and so many ups and down! Strong conclusion to the series!

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So this was recommended to me by Book Riot for #myTBR. But I only read about 3%.

It‘s too long for me to listen to a remake of The Name of the Wind… it could be amazing, but 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

He literally mentions the wind, owns a bar and tells stories…

This was my #doublespin for April

TheAromaofBooks Some books just aren't worth the time. 2mo
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Here is my May #BookSpin list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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An Unlikely Story | Plainville, MA (Bookstore)
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Here‘s my #bookhaul for #independentbookstoreday!

I got a free blind book for spending a certain amount. Any idea what the book is? I don‘t really scroll TikTok…

#newbooks

5feet.of.fury Not a clue 😂 I got that Alyssa Cole book too! 2mo
Laughterhp @Ruthiella @5feet.of.fury Um, it ended up being 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Laughterhp I had not heard anything about that one… cute dog tho haha 2mo
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The Devil Makes Three | Tori Bovalino
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Hmm hard to tell if I liked this book. I definitely had a lot of thoughts while reading it but it was super gory. Definitely not a book I wouldn‘t have picked up without #LMPBC. And I don‘t want to say too much.

I mailed this out on Thursday. So should be there some time next week Kate!

KateReadsYA I can't wait to read it :) 2mo
Meshell1313 Oooh interesting! Can‘t wait! (edited) 2mo
Catsandbooks Yeah it wasn't my favorite... Sorry 2mo
KateReadsYA I received this one in the mail!!!! 2mo
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Here are my May #Roll100 picks! I‘ve already read book 29.

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 2mo
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It was fun to be back in this world! I don‘t remember Jane from the last book but that doesn‘t mean anything. Jane is a governess for a family holding a symposium and the host ends up dead. She has to work with Adrian to solve the murder before anyone else dies.

This is a historical mystery with romance. The mystery was really easy for me to solve.. but I enjoyed the book.

Scochrane26 I think she was at the picnic gathering in the end before the action scene. It was a blip but enough to introduce her. I didn‘t know this was out now, will have to get it. I could use a light read after my last several. 2mo
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So I‘m not sure if I‘ve just never read a new book with painted edges or what, but ALL the pages are sticking together. The struggle is real to just turn to the next page. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤪🤪

#readerproblems

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage 😱🤷‍♀️ I haven‘t read one either yet.. 2mo
5feet.of.fury It‘s such a trend right now, but some I have found are just not well done, sticky & smudgy 2mo
Suzze I haven‘t either! Is this the regular edition? I may get it for Kindle instead. 2mo
Laughterhp @Suzze I think so! I bought it at my local indie, so I don‘t think it‘s a special edition or anything. 2mo
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My indie bookstore is starting a romance book club and this is the May and first pick. I‘ve read an Olivia Dade book before and enjoyed it but this one was LONG! It‘s 400 pages and pretty heavy, so the romance doesn‘t start until really a little more than halfway through. I get it as part of the story, the MC was dealing with a lot, but still.

But I did enjoy this one and am interested in reading the other books in this world once written.

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Bride | Ali Hazelwood
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Listened to my first audiobook through Spotify! I was hooked on this book in the beginning but I felt like it petered out towards the end.

Vampires and werewolves hate each other and each take a child to reserve peace. There is also some hacking (penetrator) in this book but it was pretty minor. 2nd romance this month that I‘ve read that this was the woman‘s job.

I‘ve read better fantasy romances, but this one was enjoyable.

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Enjoyed my read of this one! I love how quickly I can read through these and still enjoy them!

Sace Nancy is the best! 2mo
Librarybelle Definitely! They‘re quick and enjoyable! 2mo
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Spent the day in Boston. Visited a used bookstore, Commonwealth Books and bought the tagged book.

While waiting for the train at South Station, sat at TITS and got a glass of wine and started book. Now reading it on the train.

Pruzy TITS? 2mo
Laughterhp @Pruzy Tavern in the square 😆 2mo
CourtneyA That‘s the kind of cover that would make me buy a book 😁 it just screams gritty, atmospheric, Scottish suspense 2mo
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Murder in Masquerade | Mary Winters
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When your book matches your new plant! 💚

This is the 2nd book in a series and it was just as great. It‘s a cozy historical mystery. But the romance building is so slow! I love it and just want it to go faster!

This was just released in February so who knows how much longer I‘ll have to wait for the next one.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💜 2mo
Princess-Kingofkings a gorgeous pair 💜 2mo
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Suet624 So pretty! 2mo
SayersLover 😍 2mo
batsy Lovely purples! 💜 I enjoyed the first book and look forward to this! 2mo
Laughterhp Forgot this was my #bookspin for April! @TheAromaofBooks 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Ugh. I could not stand the main MC in this book and unfortunately it‘s all told from her point of view. I did like Dax a bit but Gemma was so selfish and frustrating. It‘s too bad because I really love magical realism and love stories.

wanderinglynn I totally agree with you! Gemma was obnoxiously self-centered and oblivious. But I loved Dax, although I couldn‘t understand his motivation for standing by & watching her with Stewart. 2mo
Laughterhp @wanderinglynn Agreed! He also would do a bunch of stuff he didn‘t enjoy, like drink a pitcher of a specific beer every week. Like why?! 2mo
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