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Joined May 2019

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Sign Here | Claudia Lux
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I mostly made a #BOTM pick because my baby is going to be born this month and thought it would be neat to have a botm book for her birthday month/year. This book does sound really good tho! ❤️‍🔥🖤🔥

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Young Mungo | Douglas Stuart
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Raw, tender, beautifully written.

Going from very tender innocent sweet moments to nerve racking potentially violent ones made me jumpy and anxious at times. I loved Mungo and didn‘t want anything to happen to him. Great book, this was my first Douglas Stuart book and I loved his writing.

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The Wolf Den | ELODIE. HARPER
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We follow the life of a slave working in a brothel in ancient Pompeii.
I loved this book! It is tragic but I could not stop reading, its written so well, I was totally wrapped up in the story. I will definitely be reading the second book and was excited to see this will be a trilogy.

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The Wolf Den | ELODIE. HARPER
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“May men fall to me as this offering falls to you, Greatest Aphrodite. May I know love‘s power, if never it‘s sweetness.”

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The Odyssey | Lara Williams
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Mehso-so

Weird and feverish. If there was some meaning or satirical point the author was trying to put across, I didn‘t understand it lol but I couldn‘t stop reading it for some reason and it got me out of my reading slump.
Everyone is a little unhinged and as the book progresses so does the unstableness. Bit unsettling but unfortunately the ending is lackluster.

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Book mail 🤎

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⭐️⭐️ I didn‘t enjoy this one. Terrible characters too

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1) I read for entertainment🧡
2) Nobody inspired me, I took to reading on my own as a child, it helped me to escape ✨
3) At night before bed 🌝

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚🙌🏻 1mo
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I know a lot of my litsy friends are Jane Austen fans so I thought I‘d share this lol it‘s Free right now for Kindle!

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Hello! I haven‘t been very active on Litsy, lots going on & haven‘t been able to read much this year, or at all since I‘ve started my 3rd trimester. Now things are slowing down & I desperately want to get lost in a book but haven‘t had the mental capacity for it. I‘m asking the litsy community for easy fast paced fun reads to help me out of my slump
🙏🏽anything suggestions will be appreciated🙏🏽

Purpleness Latest quick, fun read for me was The Murder of Mr. Wickham; I also like The Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead The House on the Cerulean Sea isn't fast paced, but its cheering and wholesome 2mo
RaeLovesToRead The Thursday Murder Club books are great fun if you like a cosy mystery! 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton is an excellent romp! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead And The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is cheerful, wholesome sci fi... 2mo
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️1/2
Not a bad book, it just wasn‘t for me. I was kind of bored and was happy when I finally finished it.

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I love authors that write great characters. Interesting, complex characters that despite their flaws, you fall in love with. Characters that are human. This book is about friendship and work and art. I really loved it.
👾👾👾👾

Aims42 I‘m halfway through this book right now and am loving it so much I can‘t put it down 😬 3mo
Mel Just finished - characters were wonderful. ❤️ Will be thinking about this one for a long time. 3mo
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Book two in the Turners, this one was cute! It followed Jacks brother Georgie as he takes up a secretary job for a “mad” shut in. A bit of beauty and the beast
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I told myself not to buy anymore books because I‘m in the middle of packing and my apartment is in shambles 😑 I have 2 non-fictions coming in the mail as well 🤦🏻‍♀️ total failure lol

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⭐️ Ok, now this is a good month! #botm ⭐️

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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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Book mail 💌 recommended by a few people, love the cover

Smrloomis Loved this when I read it years ago… I‘ve meant to get back to it again one of these days… hope it works for you! 4mo
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Heroes | Stephen Fry
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Anniversary gift from the hubs 🤎

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I really enjoyed this one, I found it oddly endearing
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SRWCF Best eyes ever, those two! 👁 🧐 4mo
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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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Love to come home from a long day and see that blue box sitting on the porch 📦✨ #botm

Bklover Ooh, I really liked this one!! 4mo
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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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Bailedbailed

I‘m quitting this book exactly halfway through. It‘s just giving me bad feelings. It also gave me mean dreams last night.
What a bummer of a novel.
I enjoy dark Pan retellings but this was not it. This book felt clinical and stale and sad.
There is no magic or beauty to this retelling, no feeling. No fantasy element to the darkness.
I‘m proud of myself for not forcing myself to finish it.
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ICantImReading I‘m sorry it didn‘t work for you, either 😔 I think it was a good decision to bail if you weren‘t enjoying it, I kind of thought it got worse as it went along 😬 4mo
reading_rainbow @ICantImReading good to know I didn‘t miss anything, I tried skimming the second half but it was just slow and the characters were really one dimensional and the whole plot in general was a mess. One sad stale mess lol 4mo
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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh

I picked a staff favorite for this months #BOTM. I wasn‘t thrilled with Junes selection tbh but The Blinds seems intriguing, kind of excited for it🌵

Julsmarshall Ooh, I loved The Blinds! 4mo
Leftcoastzen The Blinds was excellent! I hope you like it too! 4mo
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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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Getting around to my May #BOTM pick on the last day of the month. Heard mixed reviews about this one, excited to see how it goes ✨

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The Ruins | Scott Smith
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I love the plot of this book, any kind of horror involving plants/nature is awesome to me. That being said, I hated all the characters in this book. I cared nothing about any of them and there was a few parts in this book that were weirdly sexual and it just seemed so ridiculous. Trapped at gun point, starvation, self mutilation, amputation, stress, fear, death but yeah you got the headspace to entertain the idea of sex 🙄

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The Ruins | Scott Smith
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Chile Relleno and diving back into my TBR shelf

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The Soldier's Scoundrel | Cat Sebastian
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This was my first Cat Sebastian and I loved it! This was a great historical romance with a great detective plot and well written characters, I can‘t wait to read more. Love Cat‘s writing style too 💫
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#gaymay

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The Soldier's Scoundrel | Cat Sebastian
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Today was a great day💙 also got a new historical romance in the mail today 💌💌💌

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Tiger Lily | Jodi Lynn Anderson
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What a surprise this book was. I would have read it sooner had I known it was going to be so haunting and beautiful. I really enjoyed this telling of Neverland, centered around Tiger Lily and told through Tinks eyes. I‘m very picky with my Peter Pan retellings and this not only is one of the best I‘ve read but one of the best books I‘ve read this year.
A quiet kind of lush. dark and sad and sweet. Very well written

Liatrek This has been on my TBR for a long time. Will bump up the list. 5mo
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The Darkness Outside Us | Eliot Schrefer
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⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
Interesting and good plot, character/romance aspects of it I found kind of stiff
#gaymay

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The Darkness Outside Us | Eliot Schrefer
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I will unravel here.
I am in a waiting room without end, without location, without time or place. If I go outside, I die before I get any answers. I exist only in a theoretical way, like a point on a coordinate plane. I am the simulation.

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(I would go absolutely crazy if I was trapped in space)

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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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So sweet 🥲💕

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The Darkness Outside Us | Eliot Schrefer
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💕birthday book shopping💕 I have a feeling a few of these are going to pull me out of my slump

Leftcoastzen Happy Birthday! 🎂 5mo
Texreader Happy birthday!! 🎁🎂🎉🎊🎈 5mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 5mo
reading_rainbow Thank you!! 🌺🎈 @JessClark78 5mo
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Slump | Dave Jarzyna
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I don‘t know if it‘s because I‘m pregnant or if it‘s because we‘re house hunting in this horrible market or both but I‘m drained and in a reading slump and reading is my only source of entertainment at the moment, I‘m asking Litsy for help, I‘m going book shopping today, can I get recommendations?? Something easy that doesn‘t need to many brain cells? Maybe Dark fantasy/ lgbt/ contemporary, horror, anything! Maybe something not so long? Idk😢

HeathHof Recently finished Man, F*ck this house. Which I think would check all the boxes on your list. Plus it's only $2.99 on kindle 😬 5mo
reading_rainbow @Mynameisacolour lmao adding to the library 👍🏼 5mo
Larkken I‘m reading the tagged book and it is fast and satisfying. I like Kingfisher prodigiously, so anything by her might be nice. There‘s one with a sentient sourdough starter… 5mo
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reading_rainbow @Larkken ok this sounds good! 5mo
Larkken @reading_rainbow tagged has the sourdough starter 😊 5mo
Smrloomis Just finished the first two books of the Thursday Murder Club and it fits exactly none of what you mentioned 😂 but I really enjoyed them. Also hope you can get some really good rest. House hunting and pregnancy are a lot at one time! 5mo
reading_rainbow @Smrloomis thank you! Definitely going on my list! 5mo
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Birthday present from my stepdad 🍃🍄 The Bible of herbal medicine, very excited about this, have been flipping through it all morning 🧡 Recommended for anyone who loves and has interest in the natural healing of plants 🪴

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Book of Night | Holly Black
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I‘m going to REALLY try not to bail on my current read and immediately start these 💙😭 #botm

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May the 4th be with You! 📚🤎

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Finally finally finally! Starting immediately! ❣️

DinoMom I need to get this one !!! 5mo
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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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What a great Birthday Month! Not only do I love and collect Peter Pan retellings but Holly Blacks new novel was an add-on and I was able to get it for free! I‘m so freaking excited! 🌷🎂🎈🎉🎀
#BOTM

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What a sweet and tender coming of age story. I can see why people love it. Quick read, will be sending it to my younger sibling 💌
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Book recommendation from my little cousin 💙🍦

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Tante Eva | Paula Bomer
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Interesting read, bit bleak and nothing really happens. a lot of the dialogue was in German. I can check this off my TBR ✔️

julesG Untranslated dialogue? Why? 5mo
reading_rainbow @julesG I‘m not sure why the author made that choice, the book is written in English but idle chit-chat and small conversations between characters would be in German. It was a bit taxing tbh 5mo
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I NEED more from this universe!! Dreaming of a future where Sarai meets up with Karou ✨ so many emotions and redemption arcs in this one with a satisfying ending, loved it 🖤

Nutmegnc The Author has a short story set in this world but you have to be a patron to see it on Patreon. But soo worth it!! This is one of my most favorite series ever. And I don‘t say that lightly. 6mo
reading_rainbow @Nutmegnc I saw that!! About thyon and ruza, definitely joining 6mo
AkashaVampie i love this picture!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6mo
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Diving right into the next one ✨🌙

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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That ending. I am seething.

Also my first 5 star ⭐️ of 2022! Loved it so much, beautiful story telling as always from Laini, I think I liked this one even more then Smoke & Bone

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Started last night and can‘t put it down, I find myself highlighting a lot!

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Radio Spaceman #1 | Mike Mignola
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Great artwork, not much storyline. Just a little comic based on Mike Mignola‘s pandemic doodles. Little steampunk space adventure 🖤

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Kaikeyi: A Novel | Vaishnavi Patel
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That was quick! What a beautiful cover! #BOTM
🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Starting this chunky chunkster ✨⭐️

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Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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Saw a couple of my Litsy friends talking about this one recently and prompted me to grab my own copy, never read this classic before 🏴‍☠️

reading_rainbow @hannah-leeloo I‘ll put it on my TBR!👌🏽🏴‍☠️ 6mo
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Finally got around to getting the MinaLima HP editions and they are absolutely beautiful. ✨

Ericalambbrown Beautiful 😍 6mo
TheNeverendingTBR I've seen these editions in Costco, they're beaut! 😍 6mo
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