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swishandflick

Joined June 2016

NYC // Ravenclaw // INFP
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Island Time: A Novel by Georgia Clark
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For fans of the Bridgerton adaptation on Netflix, they're going a little out of order. Which means Benedict/Sophie fans are going to have to wait a little longer, because Penelope and Colin are about to have their moment! Yay!

sprainedbrain I‘m excited about this, but gosh I love Benedict. ❤️ 21h
BooksNBowls 😱😱😱😱😱 now I gotta to read pen and collins book!! I love Ben and Sophie!! 😭 10h
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The Violence: A Novel | Delilah S. Dawson
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In the wake of COVID, a new and very different kind of pandemic has begun to spread... one where unsuspecting carriers of the virus suddenly and violently attack anyone who happens to be close at the time. Chelsea seizes the opportunity to escape her abusive husband, and the roller coaster journey that she and her daughters then find themselves on is wild. I very much enjoyed the character development, overall originality, and timely subtext! 4⭐️

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The Violence: A Novel | Delilah S. Dawson
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After 9 years, it's my last full week living in NYC 😱

I've been cool as a cucumber for the most part, but it's starting to hit me a little bit 😢

AmyG Good luck in your new home-wherever that is! 2d
BarbaraBB Make the most of it! Where are you moving to? 2d
fredamans God luck with your move! 1d
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swishandflick Thank you! I'm moving to East Tennessee to be closer to family @AmyG @BarbaraBB @fredamans 1d
BarbaraBB That is a very good reason! Wishing you a smooth move! 1d
AmyG Have a wonderful move. I agree with @BarbaraBB - perfect reason to move. 1d
marleed Good luck with your move! Living near family really is a beautiful thing especially when you have in your memories, experiences, and perspective is a life lived in NYC! 1d
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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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Do yourself a favor and watch this show on Netflix! (Based on this graphic novel of the same name). When I tell you my whole heart was a puddle of mush 🥺

MatchlessMarie Just started this one today! 7d
Sara_Planz I loved it so much! 7d
ChaoticMissAdventures I hadn't heard of this until the show was released and now I can't stop talking about it!! Love both the books and the show! 🥰 7d
Jas16 Intended to watch one episode on Sunday and watched the entire series. 7d
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Wow, this book is phenomenal! The story itself is compelling, but it's truly impressive how well it weaves in a much needed (and appreciated) lesson about deaf culture. #BOTM

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Siren Queen | Nghi Vo
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I'm looking forward to this #BOTM box! 👏🏽

AWahle I‘m still struggling to decide. Too many good choices and add-ons this month! 3w
swishandflick @AWahle For sure! I wanted to get The Change too, but got cold feet when I saw it was 500 pages long. Chunky books always sit unread on my shelf the longest unless I'm in a specific mood or if they're by an author I already love 😂 3w
AWahle I‘ll get 3 of the 10(!) I‘m interested in & keep the others in mind for add-ons later. The only easy choice was not getting Part of Your World since it‘s in paperback. I‘m buying it at Independent Bookstore Day this weekend. 3w
swishandflick @AWahle I kind of like knowing I have one of the few hardback copies of something 😆 3w
AWahle I understand! I do have several BOTM books that were only hard cover through them. 3w
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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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May #BOTM picks!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I was just about to buy !! 3w
Breanne1 Thanks @swishandflick lots of good choices to consider here! 3w
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Megabooks Thanks for the tag! So many to research because none were on my radar! 3w
Cinfhen Woohoo🥳you‘re amazing 🤩 thanks for tagging me!! I‘m not sure about any of these!!! Any thoughts?? 3w
swishandflick I think I'm gonna go with Breathless, Part of Your World, and Siren Queen! The Change also sounds good to me, so that may change between now and then 😆 What about you? 3w
jlhammar Hmmm, it's a little harder for me to decide this month. I will probably do a bit more research, but for now I'm thinking Take My Hand, The Change and Bloomsbury Girls. 3w
Branwen I am SO surprised the new Emily Henry book is not a pick! 😲 3w
TheBookStacker I already preordered The Hacienda but definitely going to get Siren Queen!!! 3w
marleed Oh holy cow, I thought I figured out at least 3 entries this month, and none made it. I saw a spoiler that The Change was the GMA May bookclub pick and that‘s the first time it came on my radar! 3w
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L.A. Weather | Maria Amparo Escandon
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I love it when people who are spring cleaning leave boxes of free books on their stoop for people to grab. I've seen mixed reviews on this one but why pass up a free book?! 👏🏽

BarbaraBB And it‘s a new one! Great catch! I‘ve heard good things! 3w
DivineDiana Couldn‘t agree more! 3w
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Well you can add me to the long list of folks who found this book completely enchanting! Funny, original, observant, sharp. Absolutely loved it 👩🏼‍🔬

4.5⭐️ #BOTM (ps: made for the perfect Sunday binge read with my girl 😻)

MallenNC I‘m waiting for this book to come in from the library. Also this picture is so cute! 3w
Leftcoastzen Aww ! I remember when she was a kitten! Beautiful Moxie. 3w
swishandflick @Leftcoastzen They grow up too fast 😭 3w
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The Nothing Man | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Ooh, this was fantastic!! The sole survivor of a serial rapist and murderer writes a true crime memoir about the case, in the hopes that it might stir up some new leads and finally lead to his identity and capture. Meanwhile, the very man they're looking for is reading the book... and thinking about tying up loose ends 😱

I was HOOKED. Super clever and captivating in a way that not a lot of thrillers are these days! 👏🏽

mcipher Stacked! You sold me - can‘t wait to read this! 3w
FantasyChick Well this sounds like something I NEED to read! 3w
jlhammar I also really enjoyed this one. Look forward to reading her other books. 3w
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Sign me up! Litsy Summer Camp 😂

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Cazxxx Yes please 😁 4w
KristiAhlers Sign me up! 4w
BiblioLitten Sound perfect! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m in!!! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4w
suvata Where do I sign up? 4w
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This book is so much fun! It's certainly not probable (almost in the vein of a slapstick Melissa McCarthy-style action/comedy movie). Mistaken identity meets murder for hire with a comedic twist. My advice would be to just suspend disbelief and enjoy 😂

BittersweetBooks Agree!! Such a fun book and I enjoyed it so much. Can‘t wait to read the next one! 4w
CherMoreBooks I just started this one as well! It‘s very comical and engaging so far. 4w
marleed I think this series is a hoot! 4w
Hooked_on_books I loved this one and am about a third of the way through book 2 and loving it, too! 4w
kspenmoll I loved this book! Hoping to listen to the new one soon! 4w
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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Five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive, making them the obvious suspects. And since all of them had secrets they didn't want exposed, the police see motive for any of them to be involved. I enjoyed this quick, pulpy whodunnit. And the twist was a good one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CherMoreBooks I really enjoyed this! The TV series was good, too. 4w
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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Our first May #BOTM teaser/spoiler! This sounds pretty good, I'm intrigued by the "Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca" description.

Beachesnbooks this sounds interesting! there are so many books i'm hoping to see as may picks (esp shara wheeler and the new emily henry) 🤞 4w
Cinfhen Ahhh, this does sound promising!! Thanks for tagging me 💕💕 4w
Breanne1 Oooh two books I really enjoyed included in that description. Sounds intriguing. 4w
TracyReadsBooks I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an ARC of this book. I enjoyed it although some parts were a little clunky and it occasionally read very much like the debut it is. Definitely fun though and I really liked the setting. It was a pick for me. 4w
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I absolutely inhaled this book and was completely riveted from the first page to the last. 4.5⭐️

kbibliophilific Great read! 1mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good. I see I have it stacked already 👍🏻 (edited) 1mo
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Real Easy: A Novel | Marie Rutkoski
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This was good! It felt like more of a character study of the various women who work at this strip club than a "thriller", solving the crime itself had a much slower burn. I had a hunch about whodunnit that turned out to be correct, but it didn't make the read less interesting. Choosing to set the story in 1999 felt random though, aside from the occasional pop culture reference it didn't seem to serve the plot in any relevant way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Reading this book felt like a long awaited visit with old friends (plus an opportunity to gaze longingly at my forever book husband, but I digress). An ill-timed library hold forced my hand with this 900-page bohemoth, but once I got back into the rhythm of Fraser's Ridge it somehow still didn't feel long enough. I hope I don't have to wait another 7 years for book 10 😩

Leftcoastzen Love the phrase forever book husband!👏😁 1mo
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When He Was Wicked | Julia Quinn
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Francesca is the Bridgerton sibling that you know the least about going in. Her story is alluded to in previous books, but she was never around. I enjoyed finally seeing her story play out, but didn't necessarily love some of the tactics that Michael used to get her to marry him. They definitely had chemistry, but it felt more manipulative than romantic at times.

mrsmarch This was also not one of my favorites. 🤔 1mo
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The Gray Man | Mark Greaney
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I thought I'd switch things up but this was not my personal cup of tea. Reads like an action movie, with the fairly typical macho character that goes from improbable scenario to improbable scenario like he's made of Teflon. Lots of gunfire, few surprises. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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I guess it's finally time to read my copy of Ninth House that's been sitting on the shelf for far too long 🐇

BookBelle84 It's so good! This is so exciting! 2mo
FantasyChick I'm so excited for the next book but I'm really up in the air on how I feel about that cover 🤣 2mo
Jas16 Oh that is exciting news! 2mo
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Kimberlone You know, I didn‘t love Ninth House…I thought the premise was fantastic and the driving force of the investigative plot worked, but there we‘re a few elements that really turned me off. I am curious about the sequel so I will probably still check it out, but I will be borrowing rather than buying this time. (edited) 2mo
GondorGirl I liked Ninth House way more than her YA books, so I'm really glad we finally have a date for the sequel. The cover totally creeps me out though! 2mo
BookwormAHN So excited 🐇 2mo
Breanne1 Reminded me that I have this on my ebook shelf to read. 2mo
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Tennessee | Deborah Kent
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After being in NYC for almost 9 (!!!) years, I just want to be closer to my family on a regular basis. So in a crazy unexpected twist of a next chapter for me, I'm in the process of building a home in Eastern Tennessee (on a plot of land near my mom) and am planning to move down this summer. It'll be an adjustment for sure, but I'm ready to slow things down, have some peace and quiet, and see the stars at night.

Any TN littens out there? 😆

SRWCF Congratulations! Sounds like a lovely thing to do. 2mo
DivineDiana Best wishes on your new chapter! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2mo
RamsFan1963 What part of TN? I used to live in the Bristol/Kingsport/Johnson City area, before moving to WV 2mo
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swishandflick @RamsFan1963 That exact spot! Bristol 😄 2mo
Jess Good luck with the build. What an exciting adventure! 2mo
lynneamch Welcome back! I've been visiting NYC this week and leave tomorrow. I live between Knoxville and Chattanooga. Go Vols! 2mo
TiminCalifornia How nice! I lived in Johnson City as a kid. Love the blue ridge mts. 2mo
Scochrane26 I‘m not in TN but only a few hours away in central KY. 2mo
LeahBergen Congratulations! 🎉 2mo
Megabooks Not currently, but I lived in Knoxville for 5 years. Lovely area! So happy for you! (edited) 2mo
mrp27 Exciting! 2mo
Blueroseis Not from TN but I was born and lived in Bristol UK. 2mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 2mo
plemmdog Nashville, but grew up near Asheville, prefer East TN to Middle for sure. Welcome! 1mo
marleed Congratulations on your upcoming move! What a huge decision. Four years ago I moved closer to family, as well. As much as I loved my big life of the previous 5 years (and continue to love the memories and experiences), I‘ve never regretted a moment of the decision to return to family. (edited) 1mo
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Island Time: A Novel | Georgia Clark
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I'm excited about this LGBT rom com Goodreads win! 👏🏽 (my mass giveaways entry spree is paying off!)

Aims42 Wohooo! Congrats!! 2mo
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The Ballerinas: A Novel | Rachel Kapelke-Dale
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The ballet bits were amazing but the plot itself was too disjointed. Not bad, but not overly memorable either. That cover is gorgeous though! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Redy2trvl I couldn‘t agree more with your review. I hated the ending. 2mo
LKK526 I was really disappointed with this book. 2mo
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#BOTM picks are live! My gut reaction when I first saw the picks was to skip, but the more I thought about True Biz the more intrigued I was 😄

marleed I felt the same way about True Biz! 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks Same, I was skipping and somehow ended up with these two plus Bomb Shelter. It‘s my birthday month, and I couldn‘t turn down the free add-on 😄 2mo
Kimberlone Felt exactly the same! Almost skipped, but decided to get True Biz. 2mo
Kangaj1 I got these two as well! 2mo
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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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April #BOTM picks, ya'll! One of them, Lessons in Chemistry and Bomb Shelter, the memoir from my previous post, appear to be add-ons 😄

Personally, it might be a skip unless there are some compelling additional add-ons added to the mix 😬

Megabooks Yes!! I was hoping lessons in chemistry would be one!! 2mo
Megabooks True biz sounds great too! Book of the month has been better for me this year. Thanks for the spoilers as always, Ashley! I thought this would be one 2mo
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swishandflick @Megabooks I wish Lessons in Chemistry was one of the main picks! That would definitely be mine. 2mo
Megabooks I think I‘ll probably get true biz, lessons, and ladder to the sky for author a month. 👍🏻 2mo
swishandflick @Megabooks Ooh, you're right. True Biz does sound great! 2mo
Megabooks That cover is great too. Although I doubt anything will top Vladimir for me this year! 😂 2mo
Breanne1 True Biz definitely seems intriguing!! 2mo
jlhammar I am thrilled with these! True Biz and Lessons in Chemistry are going in my box for sure. Loved Sara Novic's last book, Girl at War. Already requested Bittersweet from the library. 2mo
KatieDid927 Thanks for sharing! Definitely a skip month for me. 2mo
Beachesnbooks thanks for sharing! i hadn't heard of True Biz before but it sounds really interesting. also interested in lessons in chemistry 2mo
Jemgirl2014 I‘m sorry but I can‘t with these. 🤦🏾‍♀️Skipping. 2mo
marleed I‘m now intrigued True Biz. It also seems experiencing this in print would be beneficial because of the ASL included. Thanks for the heads up! I was really hoping Memphis would be on the list, and was watching for The No-show as a possibility - my anticipated selections seldom make the list. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think I‘ll skip this month 🥴 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much for tagging & sleuthing 🙌🏻💕I‘m MOST curious about 2mo
Cinfhen I wonder where/ what her inspiration for this story came from!! Sounds great 2mo
Kangaj1 Lessons in Chemistry is amazing! 2mo
jlhammar @swishandflick @Cinfhen @Megabooks @Breanne1 @Beachesnbooks @marleed I believe Sara Novic is deaf and is a deaf rights activist. Looks like an adaptation is already in the works.
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marleed @jlhammar oh interesting. Funny, when I read the synopsis of the book, I was thinking it sounded like it could be adapted to screen. That got me wondering if it might be Reese Witherspoon‘s April pick - adaptable and written by a woman. Well, now that answer is no since it‘s already in the works by someone else! 2mo
Kitta How do you know beforehand!? This is an interesting mix of things but I might skip. I have a huge backlog of BOTM to read already. 2mo
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This author spilled the beans on Instagram about their new memoir being a #BOTM add-on in April 👏🏽

Cinfhen Woohoo! Good find 💜💜💜 2mo
Megabooks Awesome! 2mo
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Breanne1 Good catch!!! 2mo
Beachesnbooks nice! hope we get spoilers for them all soon!!! 🤞🤞🤞 2mo
jdiehr Oh! I am currently reading 'I Miss You When I Blink' by this author and it's really good. 2mo
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The Wrong Side | Robert Bailey
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This was a solid courtroom drama! The town's golden girl and rising star is murdered and her boyfriend, the football star with a troubled past, is the prime suspect. When defense attorney Bo Haynes takes on the case, the entire town is salty about him being on "the wrong side", even though Bo is firmly convinced of his innocence. My only problem is that I didn't realize it was the second in a series when I impulsively grabbed it at the library ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good! 2mo
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My Darling Husband | Kimberly Belle
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A solid, quick page-turner. The hostage situation was pretty terrifying, though parts of the twist and conclusion weren't exactly shocking. An entertaining read though! 3.5⭐️

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The Disappearing Act | Catherine Steadman
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On the whole, I was entertained. But I spent most of the book wanting to slap some sense into Mia as she made one asinine judgement call after another, and that took some of the enjoyment out of it. But on the other hand, the plot kind of hinged on those asinine choices so 🤷🏽‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Alfoster Haha! Good thing I‘ve only slapped characters in my head and not in real life!😱 2mo
JamieArc That seems to be a repeating theme with this author. I felt the same way about another book she wrote. 2mo
swishandflick @JamieArc Good to know! This was my first of her books. 2mo
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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ERMAHGERD, how did I not know this was turned into a movie?! 😱

vivastory I completely forgot about this adaptation! Thanks for the reminder! 2mo
mdm139 I think it is free right now on a streaming service. I think the Roku app. 2mo
EvieBee Wow! 2mo
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Gissy Need to watch it!! 🙌 2mo
Lizpixie I absolutely love the book(one of my all time fave aussie reads)so believe me when I say the movie is fabulous! I hardly ever like movie adaptations but Eric Bana is perfect as Aaron Falk and they get the atmosphere of the book perfectly. Highly recommend👍 2mo
swishandflick @Lizpixie Aaah, I can't wait! 2mo
Christyco125 Whaaat? 🙀 2mo
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Always feels good to stumble on a Goodreads win email! Where the Forest Meets the Stars was pretty good, so hopefully this will be too.

zezeki The title of the book sounds so good! 2mo
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Kaikeyi: A Novel | Vaishnavi Patel
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Our first #BOTM hint/spoiler for April! Not my personal cup of tea, but looks interesting if you're into mythology.

ChaoticMissAdventures I am excited!! This has been in my TBR ❤️ 2mo
Kimberlone The cover is certainly enticing…I loved Circe but was underwhelmed by Ariadne, though 2mo
Megabooks Not my cup of tea either 2mo
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I love it when an impulse library pick pans out! This was wild. Pretty grim and far fetched, but the middle twist caught me completely off guard and I ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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Wow, this was good! After a bit of a slow start I was skeptical, but it quickly gained a lot of steam and then never let up. Way better than The Guest List! 👏🏽

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We Are the Brennans | Tracey Lange
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I absolutely loved this! It had everything that appeals to me in a family drama, a full cast of likeable (but imperfect) characters, complicated family dynamics, and secrets long held. I inhaled it with a quickness. Actually kinda bummed that it wasn't on my radar when it was a #BOTM pick 🍀

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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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One of the biggest perks of working from home is that when things are slow I can get away with reading on the clock, and today was a win/win because it felt like I started my weekend with a bang 😆. I was almost surprised by how much I enjoyed this twisty ride! One of the better thrillers that #BOTM has picked in recent memory, and definitely this duo's best collaboration yet imo! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JenReadsAlot I agree! 2mo
Megabooks I‘m 36% in and having trouble getting invested. I‘m hot and cold with these authors, but I think I‘ll finish. 🤔 that “consultant” sure has some cray ideas!! 2mo
swishandflick @Megabooks I think I was also just in the perfect mood for a mindless thriller yesterday too 😂 2mo
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A bit disappointing, unfortunately. I wish more time had been spent actually showing Greta and her dad heal their relationship. For a book about a woman that goes on a cruise with her dad after her mother's passing, they spend a shockingly little amount of time together. I'd say borrowing this was definitely the right call, I'm glad I didn't end up adding it to my #BOTM box. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

(It did, however, make me nostalgic for cruising 🛳)

Megabooks 💯💯💯 agree with your review! 2mo
swishandflick @Megabooks it just seemed so odd to me that her time wasn't better split between her dad and the love interest! Didn't seem to jive with the whole point of the trip. (edited) 2mo
Megabooks Right? It‘s like she spent 90% of the trip with hot writer and suddenly at the end, “Wow, Dad. I‘m glad things are great between us now!” 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Greenwich Park | Katherine Faulkner
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I'll admit, I was primarily drawn to the cover when I picked this one up. I went in completely blind and for a minute there I wasn't sure if I was into it. I worked out bits and pieces, but it also took some unexpected turns that were done in a way that made me feel like I should have seen it all coming, which are the twists I usually appreciate most. Overall an entertaining read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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It's a gorgeous day and I scooped up this #BOTM haul from the library 👌🏽

actualdisneyprincess I just picked up The Golden Couple yesterday!!! I already trust NOBODY. 😂 2mo
Alfoster It‘s soooo good!❤️👏 2mo
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I‘m conflicted on this one. Pretty different from most of Jewell's other books in the sense that we're not solving a crime or figuring out whodunnit. Melody has no memories from her early childhood, everything before the age of 9 is completely blank. Until a chance encounter with a hypnotist sets in motion the trickling release of her repressed memories, who she really is, and what she experienced as a kid. It mostly just made me sad ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Every Last Fear | Alex Finlay
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Wow, this was good! The Pine family has had a tough go of it. Matt just found out that nearly his whole family has died in Mexico from an apparent gas leak. Meanwhile his older brother is incarcerated for the murder of his high school girlfriend, a crime made famous by a viral true crime documentary proclaiming his innocence. But what actually happened? And did the rest of the Pines meet foul play themselves? I was hooked! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

fredamans My current read! 2mo
Megabooks Loved this too! 2mo
vivastory I really liked it too 👏 2mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Super duper stinking cute 🥰 / 4.5⭐️

Librariana Was it at all like 2mo
swishandflick @Librariana I think that if you liked The Kiss Quotient this may also appeal! Though there are definitely some differences too, I don't believe it mentioned anyone being on the spectrum for example. 2mo
Librariana I'm not a big romance reader, so when I read The Kiss Quotient it was SO refreshing and unique! 😊 I loved seeing a protagonist in the spectrum and appreciated discussions of consent being included. I read the 2nd book in the series, but didn't care for it as much; I'll eventually pick up the 3rd. Thanks for pointing out the difference with this one! Sounds like it needs to be stacked. 2mo
swishandflick @Librariana Totally! There are still a lot of quirky, refreshing elements in this one so I'd say give it a shot! 😊 2mo
ShelleyBooksie @librarianna - I heard on my fav book podcast yesterday (currently reading) that book 3 in the Kiss Quotient Trilogy is way better than book 2. I loved The Kiss Quotient as well - the open door romance was h.o.t. and the characters had actual substance. 2mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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I enjoyed this quite a bit! I don't generally go out of my way to pick up books with supernatural elements, but St. James' books always seem to hit the spot. #BOTM ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

mcctrish They do ❤️❤️ I‘ve got to get this sooner than later 2mo
AmandaBlaze Waiting for my copy! 2mo
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I'm still not entirely convinced that Phillip is good enough for Eloise, but as long as she's happy I suppose I'll have to allow it 😆 3.5⭐️

Vansa Yup. THis book was a bit...strange. Eloise, who wants to take matters into her own hands-why did she fall in love with Philip? I would have liked more of their letters to be included. 2mo
swishandflick @Vansa totally agree! I feel like it was a strange choice to have excerpts of Eloise's letters to random family members at the top of each chapter, rather than from her correspondence with Phillip. 2mo
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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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I very much enjoyed this! A lot of moving parts, but the multiple perspectives and smooth writing made for a real page-turner. Plenty of red herrings to keep you on your toes! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks He is a master a red herrings! 2mo
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The Murder Rule | Dervla McTiernan
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Gotta love starting the day with a Goodreads win! 👏🏽

AmyG Congrats! I entered this one. 2mo
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American Rust: A Novel | Philipp Meyer
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While browsing shows/movies on the plane this weekend, I stumbled on American Rust on Showtime and got HOOKED.

After a while I started to figure it had to be based on a book, and what do you know 🤦🏽‍♀️. But I'm too invested in the show to stop now 😆

Therewillbebooks The book is very good! 2mo
swishandflick @Therewillbebooks That doesn't surprise me considering how good the adaptation is! 2mo
Leftcoastzen I love the show ! Jeff Daniels is such a great actor. 2mo
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My dad moved to Albuquerque right before COVID, and I finally had the chance to visit! My first time in New Mexico and I can see why he loves it. So beautiful. I'm really hoping I can make it back for the hot air balloon festival!

(PS: before visiting my only frame of reference was Breaking Bad, so my dad took me around to some of the locations and memorabilia spots. Hence the Walter White missing poster 😂)

Leftcoastzen 👏👏it‘s a beautiful state . So glad to see you got to visit Dad! 2mo
wanderinglynn Great photos! So glad you got to visit. 2mo
marleed Oh how fun, I love that you finally get to visit your dad in his new space! 2mo
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Librariana I lived in El Paso, Texas for many years and we greatly benefitted from being in such close proximity to NM. We loved driving to Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe. Terrific places all! Hoped you and your Dad enjoyed a great time together 😊 2mo
TrishB Great pics 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Fab pics 💫 2mo
AmyG We went to NM last Oct and I loved it. What a beautiful state. Looks like you had a great visit! 2mo
Kammbia1 I lived in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe from 1994-2003 when I was much younger. I enjoyed my time in both cities. There is a natural beauty in New Mexico that‘s unmatched in the rest of the country. Glad you are enjoying your time in the state. 2mo
Tamra NM is really beautiful and the food is divine! 2mo
TravelsWithBooks I passed through last year. Went to the Breaking Bad store haha. Still want to visit the Walter White House. 2mo
swishandflick I loved it so much! We also spent a day in Santa Fe (amazing) and an afternoon in Madrid (obsessed). Absolutely gorgeous state! @Librariana @Kammbia1 2mo
swishandflick @TravelsWithBooks haha, he took me to the Breaking Bad store too! I asked about the house and he said they've changed it some and added a wall because so many tourists would flock there and throw pizzas on the roof 😂 2mo
BarbaraBB What a wonderful picture. You both look so happy 😍 2mo
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Sting | Sandra Brown
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Pretty good! I wasn't totally engaged the whole way through (but that could have also been because I was distracted while traveling, etc.). There were some twists I didn't see coming, so overall a solid mystery (though honestly parts of the "romance" felt a bit misplaced).

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Apparently I should have added this one to my #BOTM box 😆

Cinfhen I thought of getting this one!!! I haven‘t ordered my box yet…..😂 2mo
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