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murflegirl
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Excited to start this. Just abandoned Woman in the Water and I already know I love the way Lehane writes, so here we go!

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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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May #BOTM are here! So excited to dive into both of these.

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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It‘s been a minute since I‘ve posted, and in fact this is my first #botm delivery in awhile. Have been very excited for these!

Reviewsbylola I liked both of these a lot. I hope you did too! 2y
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murflegirl
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Just got this from #netgalley today. Excited to tear into this!

Reviewsbylola Sounds amazing! 2y
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murflegirl
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Oh my goodness, even better than the first book. How much longer do I have to wait for another?! I love Neuvel's style of telling this story through interviews, transmissions, journals, news stories. It was so good from beginning to end and I can't wait for the next!

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Excited about this one!

Reviewsbylola I read a few pages but decided to pass on it. Curious to see what you think! 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola I just finished. I found the first bit of the story a little bland and I almost bailed, but by the end I was so invested I couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed the interesting style of storytelling through interview and transcripts. Can't wait for the next book! 3y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Starting this today.

Reviewsbylola So good. 💔 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola it was really amazing! But heartbreaking. 3y
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murflegirl
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Just finished a meh book (the girl with the lower back tattoo), so lets move on to something I've heard is excellent.

Reviewsbylola Yesssssssss!! Loved 🌸🌺🌼 3y
TheBookStacker Love this book 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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I'm savoring my way through this one. I love the way Bennett writes and I love the story.

Reviewsbylola Great story! 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola it was beautiful! I'll be buying this one to read again. 3y
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Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
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Finally starting my March #botm!

Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 curious to see what you think. 3y
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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This quote is tugging at my heartstrings so hard. "If I had a nickel for every time I've heard one of these stories I could buy an enormous,plush pillow with which to smother my tear-stained face...Close enough is rape." #rape #rapeculture #truth

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Spending the next couple of days on short easy reads. 🙌🏻 Happy #InternationalWomensDay!

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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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Starting this one tonight!

Reviewsbylola Enjoy! 3y
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Starting this on the last day of my weekend.

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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
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Working though Glass Sword this weekend. I loved Red Queen so much but it's been so long since it came out that I may have been better off rereading that first. Nevertheless, I remember completely eating up that story while this is more of a slow burner for me. Hoping the second half is more of a page-turner.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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My next literary adventure. Have high hopes for this one - have heard great things, and enjoy Crouch's other works.

Reviewsbylola You will love this! 3y
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Lucky You | Erika Carter
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Lucky You was AWFUL, and I'm incensed that I spent time reading that meaningless drivel, so let's see what The Most Dangerous Place On Earth has in store for me 😂

Reviewsbylola I hope you enjoyed this one more! I loved it, and although I hated Lucky You, I felt that with this and Lillian Boxfish, #botm didn't too a bad job in January! 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola I juuuust finished The Most Dangerous... and it was really really good! I loved the micro and macro views into everyone's lives and how they all intertwined. The authors ability to change voices with every character was really great! 3y
Reviewsbylola Oh good, glad January's #botm wasn't a total bust! 3y
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Rich and Pretty | Rumaan Alam
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#currentlyreading during a slow day at work. It's not love yet. But it's not hate either.

Reviewsbylola I've been scared of this one because of the mixed reviews. 3y
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This book made me laugh, made me weep, and made me feel like I'm not alone, like my voice matters too. Lindy West made her points beautifully, with a good grasp of comedy and gravity and what it means to be a good human. I loved this so much I bought it for myself, and I'll likely read it again - something I don't EVER DO. Favorite book of 2017 so far 😍

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I'm sitting here laughing and crying and fist pumping to Lindy West's Shrill. I'm only 65 pages in, and I know I'll be buying a copy of this book. The way West conveys issues like this is fresh and open and in-your-face and I love it.

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Cat cuddles and spot-on social commentary 🙌🏻

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The Fall Guy: A Novel | James Lasdun
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Starting the week off right with some planning, and starting The Fall Guy. Hope it's as good as I've heard!

Reviewsbylola Lol, this particular litsy listing has a 0% rating. 😵 But I swear I loved it. 😂 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola maybe this one is the real one? Ahahah 🤣 3y
Reviewsbylola Yeah, idk why there is more than one listing! I hate when that happens. 3y
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All at Sea: A Memoir | Decca Aitkenhead
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So today I got a ton of texts from the library. Apparently all of the books I had put on hold had come in at once 😂 don't even know where to start! #tbr #toberead

BooksTeasAndBookishThings All of these are #BOTM choices, too! Such great books for the ones I have read and I still have more to read! Never ending list 😆 Good luck on your stack lol 3y
Reviewsbylola Wow, you weren't kidding about this #libraryhaul 😍 You have convinced me to request Sleeping Giants. I have been waffling over it for months. 3y
Reviewsbylola The Fall Guy, Eligible, Circling the Sun, Behold the Dreamers, Dark Matter, and Siracusa were favorites of mine. So read those first. 😂 3y
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Reviewsbylola Oh, and I Let You Go!!! 3y
Reviewsbylola But you forgot (edited) 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola oh I won't forget. I'm requesting every #BOTM from the library. Some have pretty long wait lists 😂 3y
Reviewsbylola Ok good, because I loved that one! You are very ambitious. 3y
Callemarie No one knows was great on audible as was modern lovers. Missing presumed took me awhile to get through but the ending was great. Dark matter was just awesome! 3y
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Be Good Be Real Be Crazy | Chelsey Philpot
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Starting on this one today. Won it from a Goodreads giveaway!

Reviewsbylola Goodreads wins are the best, especially since they happen so infrequently. 😂 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola so true! I feel like I enter a thousand, win two. Haha. 3y
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Nine pages in and my heart is already feeling that familiar, endless ache. I miss my mom so much, and we cremated her and I went through similar feelings. I still do.

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 3y
Reviewsbylola VZ 😢 I still remember the morning I found out your mom had died. My heart was crushed for you. 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola I appreciate you being here for me then, and now! This blurb just took me right back 3y
Reviewsbylola ❤❤❤ 3y
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murflegirl
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The coolest thing about working with a fellow #botm member is getting to borrow her book when she's done. She borrowed You Will Know Me from me, and I get to borrow Pull Me Under from her. Perfect arrangement 😍

Reviewsbylola I was wondering how you had Pull Me Under. 😂 lmk what you think of it! 3y
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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I love it when books have a cover design under their dust jacket. Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I got into her other books hardcore in 2016 so I'm really excited for this one.

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Diving into this. So is the cat.

Tanzy13 🐱 3y
Reviewsbylola Did you like this one? I thought it was pretty good! The last third especially had my heart racing! 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola I also thought it was pretty good! 4/5 for me. There were times I was irritated with the main character, but the last part of the book was surprising and suspenseful for sure! 3y
Reviewsbylola She was so irritating, totally agree. And I'm sorry but I would never ask a random stranger if I could borrow their mascara. 3y
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murflegirl
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My #botm selection for this month finally arrived! There were so many awesome books to choose from but I fell back onto this one because I've been dying to read it.

Reviewsbylola What did you think? I didn't enjoy this one as much as I wanted too. 😩 3y
murflegirl @Reviewsbylola totally agree, by the end I pretty much hated the characters especially Eric, and Katie just grated and grated. I thought there were a good amount of twists and turns, and I enjoyed Abbott's style so maybe I should read more of hers. But this wasn't the page turning nail biting mystery sensation it's been lauded as. 3y
Reviewsbylola I own The Fever so I will probably give that one a try. 3y
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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I didn't select Swimming Lessons as my #botm because I got a copy from netgalley/the publisher for review! Working through that while waiting on my BOTM shipment!

Reviewsbylola Yay!! We will have to discuss. 3y
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murflegirl
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Starting this one too! I prefer reading multiples at a time.

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Mirror Image | Michael Scott
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Anything is better than that last boo. Have higher hopes for this one, I love Tor books!

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The Witch's List | Andrew Cairns
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Getting into this. Despite the main character's name being Sandy Beech (*eyeroll*), here's hoping it's good.

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Catacomb | Madeleine Roux
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Starting this, it's due soon at the library and I know I'll get through it within the day.

HiddenGemBooks Madeline roux is one of my favorite authors! 😍 3y
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"Did Joe tell his daughter she was going to have a surgery? Did she ask him questions about it, and did he answer them truthfully? Did he convince her that it was her decision but that he wanted her to do it?... Did he tell her that her behavior had disappointed him, and that her mother and sisters and brothers were concerned and frightened by her? What did she think? We can only imagine."

Heartbreaking.

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So intrigued by this topic and can't wait to dive in. Still no power in the Outer Banks.

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Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
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Still no power on the island, so something spooky to pass the time.

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About to get started on this. Hunkered down in the Outer Banks vacation house while Hurricane Matthew rages outside...

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This was a hilarious and refreshing change to my usual thrillers and mysteries and heavy nonfiction topics. Maarten found himself listless and unmotivated after grad school. His girlfriend Sylvia landed a job on the remote island of Tarawa, and they ended up leaving their civilized lives behind. The story was pretty funny, pretty sarcastic, and very lighthearted.

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Got this from the library forever ago and I'm just now getting through it. I thought the writer wrote a bit pretentiously at first but once I adjusted to his style, I've found this book quite humorous. A witty and downright funny tale of the author and his girlfriend moving to a tiny obscure island when she lands a job there.

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It's taking me forever to finish this book, but I love the characters so much.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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"He shook his head and I saw how his face moved a little with concern for me, an acknowledgment, I thought, of how brave I was. Though I should have known that when men warn you to be careful, often they are warning you of the dark movie playing across their own brains. Some violent daydream prompting their guilty exhortations to ''make it home safe.'" (p. 286)

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