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tracey38

tracey38

Joined January 2018

I don't know how I'd live without books. Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.

-Jane Smiley

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Finished this one yesterday. Another great book in the In Death series. This time we know who the killer is, and it's personal, going all the way back to Roarke's childhood. And the whole force is behind getting this guy who has over 400 kills and is now after Roarke and Eve. A fabulous story in the series.

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Got the cutest box of cards at Target a couple weekends ago. Going to start addressing #LitsyLove holiday cards this afternoon. Still need some more stamps this coming week.

AmyG Hope you had a good Thanksgiving! 17h
tracey38 @AmyG I did, thank you! I hope you did as well. 🧡🙂 17h
AmyG I did, too…thank you! 16h
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I just finished this book and had tears in the end! This is another beautiful book about finding yourself and family. I will now read anything TJ Kline write after this a his last one. Wallace is just not a nice man when he dies and a Reaper comes. He is delivered to this very strange tea house where he encounters a man who tells him he will help to cross him over. So much happens and it is funny and endearing. So much love for this! ❤

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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And, just finished this one today. It was a quick read about a teen who inherits billions from a man she has never met. But she has to live in this mansion with his disinherited family for a year, including his 4 grandsons. And then her and the grandsons find out that he left clues to some type of puzzle. But what does it lead to? It's a fun, quick mystery.

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Falling | T J Newman
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Finished this audio last week. This was a quick and very edge-of-your-seat thriller of a pilot given a choice of either saving his family who was taken hostage or crash the plane he is flying. This whole story takes place over one day with a few flash backs within. A terrifying tale but it draws you in and doesn't let go.

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I somehow missed this in the Detective DD Warren series. This is earlier before DD is married herself. But we don't get a lot of perspective from DD, we get more from the husband and a little from another suspect in the disappearance of a wife and mother. I enjoyed this one and did not see the twists coming. I was ready for a good old fashioned mystery.

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House of Hollow | Krystal Sutherland
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I really don't know what to think about this book. I know a lot of people love it. And while it kept me reading to find out what actually happened to the sisters 10 years ago when they first disappeared, and what is happening to them now, I was also disgusted by some of it, lol. I don't know. I wasn't in love with it. It was perfectly spooky for October, but maybe not for me.

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The Witch Haven | Sasha Peyton Smith
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A great historical story set in 1911 where a young woman working in and living with other girls in a sewing shop becomes a suspect in the murder of her boss when a couple of women wisk her off to a sanatorium for tuberculosis, which actually turns out to be a school for witches. All kinds of mayhem ensues. This was a great read and I loved the audio.

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For Your Own Good | Samantha Downing
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As always lately, I am behind. Please bare with me. This was a great dark academia where a teacher thinks he is doing the right thing by "teaching" people a lesson, even if it escalates to murder. But this story shows that you can't "judge a book by its cover".

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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Ok, now I'm all caught up! Finishwd this on today. While at first I didn't think I'd like this book, didn't really like the characters, and felt it may have been a bit too long, this book did end up being good and again, like most of this month's reads, very creepy. Downright scary at times. Another book recommended during this time of year.

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The Burning Girls | C. J. Tudor
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Finished this ebook yesterday at work during lunch. Another good and creepy October read. Hard for me to describe but with a great twist ending. This was recommended I think of BookTube. I had never heard of it before.

Jemgirl2014 I would love to see this made into a limited series. I really enjoyed it too! 😊 1mo
tracey38 @Jemgirl2014 I can totally see that and would watch it! 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @tracey38 Let's keep our fingers crossed! 🤞 1mo
tracey38 @Jemgirl2014 🤞🙂 1mo
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The Year of the Witching | Alexis Henderson
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Very creepy, witchy book that isn't my usual read. But I enjoyed it for this October spooky season. It has the whole ugly patriarchal theme that is horrible and women suffering. But the storyline of Immanuel was intriguing.

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The Ravens | Kass Morgan, Danielle Paige
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Finished this audio book about a week ago. I really enjoyed this creepy book. Again, perfect for spooky season. A sorority that covers for their real purpose, which is that they are really a powerful witch coven. Vivi doesn't know she's a witch and at first doesn't want to pledge but then something draws her in. Scarlett is already a sister and wants to be the best and the next president. Then all kinds of crap hits the fan. A great audiobook.

katy4peas I enjoyed this one too! 1mo
tracey38 @katy4peas I've heard people talking about this one but was surprised how much I liked it. 1mo
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White Smoke | Tiffany D. Jackson
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I finished this one the week before last as well. I might be in the unpopular opinion of this one. While I liked this one, I didn't love it like most people seemed to. The characters annoyed me a bit. It did get creepy the farther we got into the story which I liked. I liked how they portrayed the main character having anxiety that wasn't magically "fixed". So between a pick and a so-so for me.

Jemgirl2014 You're not alone. It was between a pick and a so so for me too. 🙂 1mo
tracey38 @Jemgirl2014 It just wasn't what I was thinking it would be, especially from what everyone was saying. 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @tracey38 Same. Plus, to me, the ending was a total letdown. 😕 1mo
tracey38 @Jemgirl2014 yeah, it was. Like it just stopped. Not a true ending. 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @tracey38 Exactly! Sigh... 1mo
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Again, I'm behind. I'm sorry. I finished this the week before this past one. This one was good, it truly had me wanting to see what happened. And the twists at the end I wasn't expecting at all. A good October read.

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The Nature of Witches | Rachel Griffin
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This .at be an unpopular opinion but I really enjoyed this book. I loved the seasonal magic system and the weather system the regular people were finally realizing they were destroying. A good lesson for us all. Plus, love the dust jacket on the left, and the book under the dust jacket on the right. I had a hard time putting this down. It was like a breath of fresh air for me.

wanderinglynn Sounds intriguing. Plus it‘s refreshing to find a stand alone book. 2mo
tracey38 @wanderinglynn I'm Yes, nice to read a stand alone and one so good! 1mo
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The Dead and the Dark | Courtney Gould
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This was a perfect October spooky vibes book! Very atmospheric. I really enjoyed listening to it. When Logan and her dads entered the town of Snakebite, OR, things are not what they seem. Teens start disappearing and some turn up dead. There is darkness and secrets. A great story and perfect for spooky season.

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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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This was a wild thriller that had me on the edge, not knowing what was going to happen next. Lots of twists. The ending was nuts!

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Spells Trouble | P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
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This was a cute, quick listen. A little more young in the YA category. And there fewe some flaws in the plot I saw, but overall still a cute listen.

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Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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I enjoyed this book that follows A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. This one revolves around a podcast the same main character starts that surround the trial from the first book. And it also starts a secondary mystery she is trying to solve. I already the 3rd and final book.

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I have so much to catch up on. I'm still not feeling great so haven't felt up to posting much. I'm sorry. I won't remember a ton of details. I remember thinking the main character was a bit naive and how much the character who came back after prison got on my nerves. But the outcome did surprise me, I didn't see it coming.

AmyG Hope you feel better, soon. 😘 2mo
robinb Take good care of yourself. 💛 2mo
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I normally don't make a tbr every month as I am a mood reader. But I like the idea of reading .ore spooky or having a specific vibe for October. So this is my physical TBR. 🎃👻🧙‍♀️

I am also way behind in posting reviews of books from the past few weeks. Just haven't been feeling the best since I got Covid a few weeks ago. I keep reminding myself it could have been worse. At least I'm vaccinated. 🧡

MoonWitch94 Great selection! Glad you are on the mend 🧡 2mo
Andrew65 Can so relate to this Tracey, it is such a long time to return to normal. 4th weeks tomorrow since my first symptoms but still far from back to normal. Been incredibly tired today. 2mo
tracey38 @MoonWitch94 thank you! 2mo
tracey38 @Andrew65 yes, still some symptoms hanging on. Had my doctor prescribe me an inhaler and some meds to help my cough this past week. And I am still feeling the fatigue as well. ❤ to you! 2mo
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Loved this second book in the Nevermoor series. Was able to finish this one today. This series is so fun and though it's over 500 pages, it is a quick read. I know the 3rd book is now out so will hopefully get it sooner rather than later.

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Finished this book last weekend. I really enjoyed this book. It had some great twists and I didn't see the ending coming. I tend to enjoy this author and have just started her lated book. Sorry my review isn't great. Down with Covid this week isn't helping. At least it's milder than it could have been since I'm vaccinated.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This sounds good! I hope you‘re feeling better ❤️ 2mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks maybe a little, hard to tell. I'm a little depressed, too. About to snuggle in bed with her newest book til I fall asleep. ❤ 2mo
AmyG Oh no! I hope you are better soon. Sending a “hug”. 2mo
tracey38 @AmyG thanks, Amy! 2mo
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A Lesson in Vengeance | Victoria Lee
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Also finished this one about a week ago, maybe more. This is a weird dark academia story and I just don't quite know what to think of it. There were twists that just kinda popped up and some of the story lines just didn't seem realistic. I did not like Ellis and didn't understand how Felicity did. It just seemed a bit too much a lot of the time. But it did keep my attention.

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Love & Olives | Jenna Evans Welch
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Finished this audio awhile ago but haven't posted. This is the third book this this Love And series and I think the longest. I can totally see this one as a movie. Loved the story, seeing Liv meet and get to know her dad again after 9 years. I enjoyed her encounters with Tao. Really enjoyed this book. Did make me tear up!

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#thinkpositivebepositive
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65
Well friends, I have been fully vaccinated since early this year and was tested positive for Covid yesterday. I also work in healthcare so 🤷‍♀️. I thought this illustration was a positive spot I needed right now. ❤ to all.

CoffeeNBooks Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! 2mo
Bookwormjillk Oh no! How are you feeling? 2mo
BethM Shoot I hope you‘re feeling ok! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you get to receive the antibodies!! 2mo
MoonWitch94 Oh no!!!!! 😱 I hope you feel better soon 🙏🏻 2mo
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon! 2mo
Mrs_B Oh gosh, I hope you feel better soon! 2mo
BookwormAHN Hugs 💞 2mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 💐 2mo
StaceGhost So sorry to hear this! Hope you‘re feeling better soon 2mo
Jemgirl2014 Feel better! 💗 2mo
tracey38 @CoffeeNBooks @Bookwormjillk @BethM @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MoonWitch94 @Librarybelle @Mrs_B @BookwormAHN @Jas16 @StaceGhost @Jemgirl2014 thank you all! My symptoms are fairly mild. Headache, congested are the biggest things. I'm a bit depressed over it all. Can't concentrate on reading quite as much. But I'm ok overall. ❤❤❤ 2mo
MoonWitch94 @tracey38 So glad you‘re vaccinated so at least it‘s mild 💞 2mo
tracey38 @MoonWitch94 yes absolutely. 2mo
Nute Love the optimism of the image in the post. Praying for a quick recovery. Thanks for all that you in the healthcare profession.💕 2mo
tracey38 @Nute thank you. 💛💛 2mo
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I think a lot of us could use some some positivity in today's world. ❤❤❤
#thinkpositivebepositive
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree 🤍🤍 3mo
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The Savior | J.R. Ward
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Just finished this book. It's been awhile since I've been in the Brotherhood world. It sucked me right back in like I never left. I love it. This is about Murhder, the Brother who has lost his mind and was kicked out of the Brotherhood 20 years ago, and Sarah, a research scientist who stumbles upon horrific secret experiments her company has been doing, which brings her in contact with the vampire world. 👇

tracey38 There is one part where I was upset with the Brotherhood for because it just didn't make sense to me as I though it sounded callous on their part and that's not who they are. But still another fabulous book in the Brotherhood series. 3mo
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Love & Luck | Jenna Evans Welch
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I finished this audiobook on 8/31, but didn't get around to posting until now. It was just a bad workweek last week. Thank goodness for a 3 day weekend now. This is book 2 in the trilogy and I enjoyed it. It takes place in Ireland and there isn't a romance involved in this story. It is more about a girl getting over a relationship and her getting back her friendship with her brother while they take an unexpected road trip with a new friend.

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#thinkpositivebepositive #selflove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
We are all worthy!
Happy Monday my friends. Thoughts and prayers are with all in the path of Ida. ❤❤❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this!! Prayers for those affected by Ida and for all of those who didn‘t get out of Afghanistan on the last plane… 💔 3mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes, definitely. 3mo
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Finished last night. Another book I've been seeing everywhere that I finally got around to reading. This was a quick read and the "who done it" really kept me guessing and reading. I changed my guess a few times throughout. I have the second book and want to get to it this fall. It was a quick and enjoyable read. ?

tracey38 I did think the main character did a couple stupid things on her own that she should have known were way too dangerous. But hey, it's fiction... 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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Ghostwriter | Alessandra Torre, A R Torre
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This was between a pick and a so-so for me. I'm putting it as a pick because I think I would have liked it better if I had read it in bigger chunks than I did. A best selling author has one last chance to write a book but can't do it alone, so she enlists the help of another writer, who also happens to be a nemesis of hers. But this book is unlike anything she's written before. It's a true storry, a confession. 👇

tracey38 The main character isn't exactly likable but that may be on purpose. The mystery kept me reading. 3mo
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Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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Finished this audiobook on Thursday. I've been hearing great things about this for so long now and finally got around to it. It was really good. I loved the characters. Lena travels to Italy to stay with a father she has only just found out about. She doesn't know what to make of it. She finds out about a journal her mother sent and starts on a journey of discovery while reading of her mother's life in Italy with her new friend Ren. ❤

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I liked this and thought it was a good reminder for all. 💛🌻 #thinkpositivebepositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Tagging anyone who needs a dose of positivity tonight. 😊

AmyG Good one! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3mo
Monica5 Love this ❤️ 3mo
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Grace and Glory | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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I just finished this book. The last in the Harbinger Trilogy. 8 really enjoyed it. Read it in 2 days. It's just another pleasure read with this author. We see more demons, angels, wardens, heaven and hell. And we get the final showdown. I really love Trinity and Zayne. Just a fun read.

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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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I finished this book a couple days ago. I really enjoyed it. A half Native American girl goes undercover within her community after tragedy strikes to find out what and who is behind the increase in methamphetamine within the tribal and hockey world she knows so well. This book has a lot of sad moments but it was very engaging. I liked having a view into the Native world. I was sickened by some of what I saw, some of the prejudice. Great story.

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This was such a good book, especially the audio because you get to hear the words in Japanese as they're supposed to be pronounced. A senior in high school finds out her real father is the Crowded Prince of Japan. She travels there to meet him and discovers royal life is very different. Also has a hate to love relationship with her royal guard. But it was a sweet story I loved.

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The Insiders | Tijan
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#AwesomeAugust Bonus Book as I finished my goals early. Finished this one last night and loved it. A new series started that just came out. Bailey was almost kidnapped and then finds out it was because she is the daughter of a tech genius worth a ton. Also, she never knew this was who her is. Now she's whisked off and 7nder the protection of Kass and a group of security at one of her father's many estates. It's a lot and a great story.
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Andrew65 Great, well done 👏👏👏 3mo
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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Finished this audio on Wednesday but didn't get a chance to post til now. Loved this book. But it also will make you very mad at what these two students, the only two black students at this prestigious academy, start going through their senior year. Especially when you find out the "who" that's behind it all. I did have a couple questions once we got to the end but this was a very good read, and I loved the audio.
#AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

tracey38 I have finished my goals for #AwesomeAugust and may finish a bonus book this weekend! 4mo
Andrew65 Brilliant progress, well done 🥳🍾🥂😍 4mo
tracey38 @Andrew65 thank you! 4mo
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Blackout | Dhonielle Clayton, Nicola Yoon, Tiffany D Jackson, Angie Thomas, Nic Stone, Ashley Woodfolk
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Second book down in the #AwesomeAugust Readathon! Finished last night! Two books read in one weekend, wow. This is a short story collection from a group of YA authors revolving around a NYC blackout. Each story revolves around a YA romance with black characters. And they all connect in a way, which was really neat. I really enjoyed this one! A quick and fun read.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 4mo
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#thinkpositivebepositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

For everyone who needs to be reminded. I need a lot of downtime in order to recharge. Sometimes it's hard to remember that this is productive for me to be able to get through the busy days. 💛🌻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need lots too!! 4mo
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The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Wow, first book down already. I read most of this book yesterday as I practically read all day. Yes, this is a steamy read, but also deals with some heavy topics and the author does it really well. I enjoyed this story a lot and want to read the rest of the series now. Great quick, summer read.
#AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done, a good start. 👏👏👏 (edited) 4mo
AsYouWish I loved this book!!! It was perfect in so many ways!!! 4mo
tracey38 @Andrew65 thank you! 4mo
tracey38 @AsYouWish yes! Have you read any of the others in the series? 4mo
AsYouWish I haven‘t, but I am tempted. I got one of her other books on Kindle, but I think it is part of another series. 4mo
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Here is my list for the #AwesomeAugust Readathon hosted by @andrew65 that started today. I work Monday through Friday so don't have as much time during the work week but hope to get through these. The top one is an audiobook and Blackout is a shorter book of short stories that take place during a NYC blackout. All are supposed to be really good from what I've heard!

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 4mo
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Finished this on Tuesday night. As always, I love this series. This was a very quick read and I love all the characters in this town. There was a big part in the second half that was very sad and had me in tears. It ended where Jenna finally gets her HEA but I do have a very small criticism that I'll put in a spoiler comment. Overall, I highly recommend this series.

tracey38 I wish we got more story of Jenna and Seth together. 4mo
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I finished this audio last week but had a migraine for 5 days. Just now posting. I did enjoy it overall but think I need to go back and reread the last several chapters. I don't recall what closure the two characters had in the end. I don't know if it was me or what. I didn't see some of the twists coming and was shocked. I didn't really understand Kasey sometimes. She seemed so unfeeling and I didn't relate well to her. I liked Cee's story more.

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Finished this middle grade last night. Loved it. Morrigan Crows was born on Eventide, and therefore is "cursed", blamed for every bad thing that happens locally and doomed to die at midnight on her 11th birthday. However, hours before her death, a man named Juniper North comes to her rescue, whisking her off to a magical and secret city called Nevermoor. There, Morrigan must compete in 4 challenges ?

tracey38 to become a member of the Wonderous Society or she may risk having to go back to her own world. I loved this book and can't wait to read book 2. A wonderful middle grade! 4mo
Chelleo Love this series!! 4mo
tracey38 @Chelleo I've been hearing such great things about it for so long. Finally got the first book and read it quickly. Now I really need to go get book 2! 😊 4mo
LazyOwl So glad you enjoyed. I love this series and there is a new book coming out later this year I think. 4mo
tracey38 @LazyOwl i may go after work and get book 2. 😊❤ 4mo
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The Crown of Gilded Bones | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Finished 2 last books for July. This one was an ebook I finished on Friday. These books are just like a guilty pleasure reads for me. This is the 3rd book and it left me wanting the next one. We finally get to see Poppy in the end acting as her true self and I can't wait to see her take down the evil.

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I hear so many reviews going back and forth on whether they like this book more or less than Beach Read. I loved this book. I loved the characters and how we went from them meeting and becoming best friends, even though they seem total opposites. How they take a summer vacation ever year together, even when they are in relationships. 👇

tracey38 👆 How their love for each other develops, ebbs and flows. How they stop talking for 2 years, and then go on a last ditch vacation to try to get back to being friends. It was a wonderful story and I loved reading the past and present trips they took. 4mo
Bookwormjillk I really liked this one too 4mo
tracey38 @Bookwormjillk wasn't it good? 4mo
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Finished this audio yesterday and loved it. Parts of it were completely unbelievable but that also made it funny. The whole book was a really fun read and there is going to be a second book about Finlay coming out in February 2022. A divorced mom of 2 who accidentally becomes a contract killer for hire but things don't go according to plan. I highly recommend this book! Fun and perfect for summer.