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literarilythrilling

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literarilythrilling.com | Developmental Therapist • Online ESL Teacher • Reader • Crafter | Books read in 2019: 10
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The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis
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I.M.: A Memoir by Isaac Mizrahi
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The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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Currently reading. I‘m a huge Fiona Davis fan and am looking forward to this one!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am too!!! Love her!! ❤️❤️ 6mo
Crazeedi I have a hold on that one I think 6mo
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The Arrangement | Robyn Harding
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Must Buy! for mystery/thriller fans. I‘ve been a fan of Harding since The Party came out. Her newest book is captivating, well written, and different from the other mystery/thrillers out there.

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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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What an amazing book! LJ has the best characters and really knows how to suck you into a story.

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Currently listening.

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Cross Her Heart: A Novel | Sarah Pinborough
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Currently reading. Not a big fan so far.

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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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Starting this one today! Hoping it can get my reading groove back.

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Loving this so far!

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Our House | Louise Candlish
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I used Random Number Generator to pick my next book. Here it is! Lots of mixed reviews here....

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Pretty Ugly Lies | Pamela Crane
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Current read and I want to ignore the rest of my responsibilities and finish this up TODAY! It will be done soon. So far, this is a quick thriller with an interesting plot, good characters, and overall very well written.

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Started listening to this one today. This one seems pretty hit or miss.

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Finished this one today! I give it 3.5 stars. The first book in the series was fantastic! This one was okay. I'll be starting the 3rd book soon!

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The Child | Fiona Barton
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I liked this one even more than The Widow! Great read.

RadicalReader @bookcoverjudge the Oreo ice cream looks sinfully sensational 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 1y
literarilythrilling @RadicalReader oh it was definitely delicious! 1y
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Started listening to this the other day. I love this series!

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The Child | Fiona Barton
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Picking this one up! Format is so similar to The Widow, which I just finished a few weeks back. Writing is already great, though only a few pages in.

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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more. In fact, it started off great! And each twist just made me like it less. I'll have a full review up on the blog soon. But this just didn't do it for me. 2.5 stars.

RadicalReader @bookcoverjudge such an awesome photo for a book cover seriously skilled!! There is nothing like getting wrapped up completely like a present like how Cindy Lou did along side the Grinch in the How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie but it is so satisfying to get so engrossed in a story from cover to cover then want to read more from the author 1y
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Testing out these personal library kits I got my mother, sister and myself. Totally dig them! I won't bother stamping until the book is back in my hands. Love the novelty of it!

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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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Starting this one today! [arc from netgalley] Playing catch up on ARCs.

Lovesbooks87 Loved this book! Full of twists until the very ending! Hope you enjoy it! 1y
literarilythrilling @Lovesbooks87 Oh good! I haven't read a BA Paris book before so super excited to read this one! 1y
Lovesbooks87 @bookcoverjudge her books are amazing! 1y
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Her Pretty Face | Robyn Harding
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Beautiful writing with a well developed thriller. Great characters, enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Harding has a great voice in the thriller genre. I look forward to future works from her! [arc from #netgalley; full review coming]

KateFulfordAuthor @bookcoverjudge If you‘re in the mood for a sassy & funny narrator, may I recommend my debut? Check the link in the bio for all the info you need. 1y
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Her Pretty Face | Robyn Harding
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Currently reading this wonderful domestic thriller. Having been a huge fan of The Party, I have high hopes for this!

tammysue Looking forward to reading this! 1y
literarilythrilling @whatshesreadingnow It's really good so far!! 1y
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This book was so beautifully written. Quick read, fascinating characters. Ugly cried 4 times. I cannot wait to read it again. Definitely not what I was expecting. Beautiful, just beautiful.

Lovesbooks87 Loved Evelyn!!! 💚💚💚Loved the authors other books too! 1y
literarilythrilling @Lovesbooks87 I definitely want to check out more from her. This book was just so well done!! 1y
Lovesbooks87 @bookcoverjudge yes it was! I never would have read it without Book of the Month! 1y
literarilythrilling @Lovesbooks87 BOTM is my favorite thing ever! So many great reads and authors I may have skipped over without it. 1y
Lovesbooks87 @bookcoverjudge mine too! Most of the books that I have read from BOTM are books that I would have never read without them! 1y
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Finished a thriller earlier today. Wanting something different between thrillers.

Lovesbooks87 Loved this book! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 💚💚💚💚 1y
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I was supposed to teach a class this morning but instead got paid to read my book (student no showed me). Just under 100 pages in. Enjoying it so far!

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Unraveling Oliver | Liz Nugent
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Used book store successes!

tammysue Great haul! 🙌🏻 ❤️ all bottom three, have not read Unraveling Oliver yet. 1y
literarilythrilling @whatshesreadingnow Oh good to know! I'm excited to read them all! 1y
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Started this one today. 25 pages in and already loving it.

Jemgirl2014 Good to hear. I'm next in line on my library holds for this one. 1y
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Finally got a full review typed up for this book! Check it out at my blog, The Book Cover Judge, link in comments 💜

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Lying in Wait | Liz Nugent
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Finally started this tonight.

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The Widow | Fiona Barton
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About halfway through with this one. Very well written.

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Her Name Was Rose | Claire Allan
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I'm about halfway through. It took a few chapters for it to find its footing, but I'm really into this story now. I have an idea of where this is going, and if I'm right, it will be a great twist.

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Mehso-so

Literally just read the last page. This book has a decent start and end, but fails in places in between. What was to be, I thought, a scavenger hunt for answers was mostly just a family drama story with some mystery thrown in. Very well written, just not what I was expecting. I will definitely check out more from the author in the future, though.

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I'm still working on this one. Thought it would be a quick read but the multiple perspectives aren't working for me. I'm at a point where all three stories are incredibly interesting, but I still would have preferred one linear story line.

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Her Name Was Rose | Claire Allan
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IG decided for me: my next #arc from #netgalley will be this one. So excited to read a new author!

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Picked this in March for my Book of the Month. Only a few chapters in but really enjoying it!

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Social Creature: A Novel | Tara Isabella Burton
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This book won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I really enjoyed it. Great writing, interesting characters, and a story that takes you over. I was anxious about reading this one at times; I was torn on finding out what happened and staying in the dark. But I mean that in the best way possible. If you're into dark stories, enjoy reading about awful people, & want a different take on friendships, this may be a good choice for you.

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Social Creature: A Novel | Tara Isabella Burton
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Started this #arc last night. Only two chapters in but totally loving it. [arc from Penguin's First to Read program]

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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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Mehso-so

Clare Mackintosh is a MUST READ for me. I was incredibly excited for this but felt rather meh overall. I enjoyed the writing, plot was (almost too) slow, and I wasn't the biggest fan of any of the characters (I LOVED Murray though!). Not awful, but my least favorite of the books I've read by her.

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Bite | K. S. Merbeth
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I liked parts of this book. I'm a fan of the character and the plot. I could not get into the writing style, nor the way conversations were written. And that ending. Meh.

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I've been reading a few pages here and there this past week. I sat down with this earlier and am finally hooked!

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Borrowed the bottom 3 from my sister. Excited to read this and see the author talk in a few weeks.

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Good Me, Bad Me | Ali Land
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My first audiobook for 2018! I really enjoyed this one -- great characters, good plot development, and very quick listen. Imogen Church is a fab narrator.

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Starting this one tonight! So, so excited for it.

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I cannot even begging to discuss how amazing this book was. CB does such an amazing job taking four characters, giving them each their own voice (and basically own novella) as well as having an overarching story that brings it all together. I laughed, I cried, I thought about my own hangups with death. I know it's still the beginning of the year but I'll be surprised if something tops this one for me. Must read -- asap!

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Here are the other 9 books I'm incredibly excited to read this year! You can read about my choices on my blog, link in profile. 💜
What books are you excited for this year?

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Here are 9 of the 18 books I am super excited to read this year! These are books that came into my possession last year and have been staring at me from their spot on the shelves. Check out my blog post tomorrow to see the other 9 books I'm super excited to read this year.

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The Girl Before | J.P. Delaney
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I would rate this as a 3.5 really, but I upped it to 4 stars because I thought the writing, overall, was incredibly well done. Delaney does a great job at using the two person story telling and I thought that this book was one of the more successful ones to do that. Full review: https://thebookcoverjudge.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/review-the-girl-before-by-jp-...

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Beautifully written memoir. We follow Maclear during a year of her life when she is feeling stuck in life and in a creativity rut. She makes a new friend who "guides" her into the birdwatching world. Honest and open, I found this book to be lovely and thought provoking. | full review: https://thebookcoverjudge.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/review-birds-art-life-a-year-...

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I loved this book. Funny and so honest. I feel like Mara Wilson was such a huge part of my childhood, listening to this was like catching up with an elementary school friend. I listened to this one and recommend that to everyone. Mara Wilson has a lovely voice, perfect for story telling.

Reviewsbylola I am on the wait list for this. 3y
literarilythrilling @Reviewsbylola Oh I hope you enjoy it! 💜 3y
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Full review can be found on thebookcoverjudge.wordpress.com. | Ugh. The synopsis of this is so great...and this was such a let down. Good, interesting characters but the development and interactions are not always believable. Lots of minor stories that do not seem to completely interact with the main story. There is an ending but it is completely not satisfying. This could have done with another edit or two.

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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I totally dug this book. Part comedy, part modern ghost story, this story follows 5 coworkers staying the night at an IKEA type store to get to the bottom of some mysterious happenings. Characters are good, as developed as characters can be when a story takes place mostly over a little over 24 hours. Well written conversations. Creepy in the best of ways. https://thebookcoverjudge.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/review-horrorstor-by-grady-he...

mylittlecabbage This book surprisingly creeped me OUT! I'm usually not easily spooked, but something about this book got to me. 3y
literarilythrilling @mylittlecabbage me too! I had to put it down a couple of times haha. 3y
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I wanted to like this book, but I was not able to get into it. I forced myself to finish it. The writing style wasn't impressive. The characters were meh. And aside from Grace and Allan, who the reader could emotionally connect with, the characters were surprisingly flat. I forced myself to finish this. And I was meh about all the twists and turns. Find my full review at thebookcoverjudge.wordpress.com

Reviewsbylola I hate when I have to force myself to finish a book. Great picture though! 3y
literarilythrilling @Reviewsbylola hehe thanks! Yeah sometimes it's not worth it. But when I have an ARC I try hard to finish it. If I was just reading this, I would have DNF-ed it without a second though. 3y
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A Life in Parts | Bryan Cranston
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I loved this book. Well written and informative. Broken up into smaller chunks of a full story, Cranston is able to share the various parts of his whole life with us in a beautiful way. I know him from Breaking Bad and the parts discussing this perfect show are my favorites. I also loved hearing about his dad and the crazy adventures of his childhood. Read it. It's one of the best celebrity memoirs I've read. And I will read it again.

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