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  • SUMMER OF SALT: 4.5⭐️
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Realized I finished this a while ago, and never shared a review! Gosh, I loved this one.
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I zipped through it with vigor. I consumed it in a few sittings while traveling around Phoenix because I simply couldn't put it down. @katrinalenobooks sucked me right in and effectively dropped me down right in the center of By-the-sea.
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SUMMER OF SALT is so much more than its seemingly idyllic, small town setting (my favorite!). More than its initial magical plot. More than then girls' looming birthdays and all that that represents.
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Give this one a read is all I'll say. I hadn't read YA in years, and I was more than pleasantly surprised with this one; I was downright smitten with it.
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Now I’m thinking I should pick up another YA read. Have any favorites?
  • SUMMER OF SALT: 4.5⭐️
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    Realized I finished this a while ago, and never shared a review! Gosh, I loved this one.
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    I zipped through it with vigor. I consumed it in a few sittings while traveling around Phoenix because I simply couldn't put it down. @katrinalenobooks sucked me right in and effectively dropped me down right in the center of By-the-sea.
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    SUMMER OF SALT is so much more than its seemingly idyllic, small town setting (my favorite!). More than its initial magical plot. More than then girls' looming birthdays and all that that represents.
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    Give this one a read is all I'll say. I hadn't read YA in years, and I was more than pleasantly surprised with this one; I was downright smitten with it.
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    Now I’m thinking I should pick up another YA read. Have any favorites?
  • 488 38 11 hours ago
  • Next up in the @BookSparks Book Fest #SRC2019 lineup is The Last Book Party. This sounds like the perfect summer read. It's set in the publishing world of 1980's New York and the beaches of Cape Cod. It's part coming-of-age story and part romance. Check out the synopsis below. Are you a fan of coming-of-age stories? If so, what are some of your favorites?⁠⠀
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In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of growing up with her brilliant brother. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts’ artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey’s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie’s exclusive and famed "Book Party"— where attendees dress as literary characters. But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands that the literary world she so desperately wanted to be a part of is not at all what it seems.⁠⠀
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A page-turning, coming-of-age story, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books, The Last Book Party shows what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice.⁠⠀
  • Next up in the @BookSparks Book Fest #SRC2019 lineup is The Last Book Party. This sounds like the perfect summer read. It's set in the publishing world of 1980's New York and the beaches of Cape Cod. It's part coming-of-age story and part romance. Check out the synopsis below. Are you a fan of coming-of-age stories? If so, what are some of your favorites?⁠⠀
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    Synopsis:⁠⠀
    In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of growing up with her brilliant brother. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts’ artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey’s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie’s exclusive and famed "Book Party"— where attendees dress as literary characters. But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands that the literary world she so desperately wanted to be a part of is not at all what it seems.⁠⠀
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    A page-turning, coming-of-age story, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books, The Last Book Party shows what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice.⁠⠀
  • 1,830 21 18 hours ago
  • T H R E E  W O M E N....I finally found time to pick up my beautiful proof copy of #threewomen by @lisadtaddeo today.....and wow, just wow! I don’t want to speak too soon BUT this might actually be some of the best non-fiction I’ve ever read!

I’m looking forward to spending some more time with this one this evening....and I’ll share my full thoughts as soon as I’ve finished.

Have you read Three Women or plan to in future?

Also while we’re all here, what do you think to the UK cover Vs the US cover?

Copy kindly gifted to me by @bloomsburypublishing

#coffeetime & #currentlyreading
  • T H R E E W O M E N....I finally found time to pick up my beautiful proof copy of #threewomen by @lisadtaddeo today.....and wow, just wow! I don’t want to speak too soon BUT this might actually be some of the best non-fiction I’ve ever read!

    I’m looking forward to spending some more time with this one this evening....and I’ll share my full thoughts as soon as I’ve finished.

    Have you read Three Women or plan to in future?

    Also while we’re all here, what do you think to the UK cover Vs the US cover?

    Copy kindly gifted to me by @bloomsburypublishing

    #coffeetime & #currentlyreading
  • 636 37 20 hours ago
  • S A T U R D A Y  S T A C K...Spot any favourites?

These are all books that I have either re-read or would definitely re-read in future! The lovely @emilyhowarth asked the question about re-Reading on her feed the other day, and it’s not something I’ve ever given much thought to. It’s very rare that I will re-read a book, as my tbr list is just so huge it would never go down. 🙈 However there are some books which I have loved SO much that I would definitely read again!

Everything on this stack I would happily be stuck on a desert island with. So what are your thoughts? Do you like to re-read?

If anyone is interested I might try and squeeze in a re-read of #thehandmaidstale throughout August ready for the September release of The Testaments!!! If enough people are interested I’ll organise a read-along! Let me know below.

#saturdaystack
#bookstoread
#bookrecommendations
  • S A T U R D A Y S T A C K...Spot any favourites?

    These are all books that I have either re-read or would definitely re-read in future! The lovely @emilyhowarth asked the question about re-Reading on her feed the other day, and it’s not something I’ve ever given much thought to. It’s very rare that I will re-read a book, as my tbr list is just so huge it would never go down. 🙈 However there are some books which I have loved SO much that I would definitely read again!

    Everything on this stack I would happily be stuck on a desert island with. So what are your thoughts? Do you like to re-read?

    If anyone is interested I might try and squeeze in a re-read of #thehandmaidstale throughout August ready for the September release of The Testaments!!! If enough people are interested I’ll organise a read-along! Let me know below.

    #saturdaystack
    #bookstoread
    #bookrecommendations
  • 1,490 62 20 July, 2019
  • What do you struggle with most, coming up with captions or photos? .
Today's one of those days friends, I'm struggling with what to post! I have spent the last 2 hours going through my phone's gallery 🙈 When in doubt post a #shelfie .
I don't often do book spirals anymore, but here's one! They usually fall over on me, but this one held up well! .
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#bookshelves #bookstack #stacksaturday #bookspiral #rainbowbooks #rainbowshelves
  • What do you struggle with most, coming up with captions or photos? .
    Today's one of those days friends, I'm struggling with what to post! I have spent the last 2 hours going through my phone's gallery 🙈 When in doubt post a #shelfie .
    I don't often do book spirals anymore, but here's one! They usually fall over on me, but this one held up well! .
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    #bookshelves #bookstack #stacksaturday #bookspiral #rainbowbooks #rainbowshelves
  • 1,004 68 20 July, 2019
  • Halfway through CONVERSATIONS and enjoying it so much more than I thought I would! 🙌
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The hype made me nervous, but I’m loving it.
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Also, does anyone else set their weekend alarms for before 7 am to enjoy as much reading time as possible? 😅
  • Halfway through CONVERSATIONS and enjoying it so much more than I thought I would! 🙌
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    The hype made me nervous, but I’m loving it.
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    Also, does anyone else set their weekend alarms for before 7 am to enjoy as much reading time as possible? 😅
  • 882 48 6 July, 2019

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  • Huzaifah barged in the house demanding to know "who did you buy that Lego Brilliant Builds book for?"
Alamak, busted! 
Had my first trip to BookXcess today since being posted in Cyberjaya and returned with a small haul.

Originally I just wanted to grab Epic Big Nate. And maybe buy a book on dinosaur for Abbas. But Adli wouldn't like it if Abbas got a book and he doesn't, so bought  Fantastic Friends, a Disney Pixar book.

Aqil would have wanted an activity book too, so thought of picking up a Lego Star wars one for him. Couldn't decide which one between two titles, I ended up buying both. 
A Sudoku compendium for Akif, the big fan of Sudoku. The Lego Brilliant Builds book for Ujai. Lego building remains his favorite pastime. Bought Saving Grace by Jane Green for myself because being one of Book of the Month title, it was selling for only RM9.90 "What about me?", was the question I correctly anticipated to come from Asim. Hence, I told him that Epic Big Nate is for him. 
And it goes without saying that Abbas was very pleased with his Dinosaur Dance book, as first read out to him by his brother Asim.

A satisfying haul, all in all, alhamdulillah 🥰
#momofboys
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#readingislife
#fortheloveofreading 
#bookxcess
  • Huzaifah barged in the house demanding to know "who did you buy that Lego Brilliant Builds book for?"
    Alamak, busted!
    Had my first trip to BookXcess today since being posted in Cyberjaya and returned with a small haul.

    Originally I just wanted to grab Epic Big Nate. And maybe buy a book on dinosaur for Abbas. But Adli wouldn't like it if Abbas got a book and he doesn't, so bought Fantastic Friends, a Disney Pixar book.

    Aqil would have wanted an activity book too, so thought of picking up a Lego Star wars one for him. Couldn't decide which one between two titles, I ended up buying both.
    A Sudoku compendium for Akif, the big fan of Sudoku. The Lego Brilliant Builds book for Ujai. Lego building remains his favorite pastime. Bought Saving Grace by Jane Green for myself because being one of Book of the Month title, it was selling for only RM9.90 "What about me?", was the question I correctly anticipated to come from Asim. Hence, I told him that Epic Big Nate is for him.
    And it goes without saying that Abbas was very pleased with his Dinosaur Dance book, as first read out to him by his brother Asim.

    A satisfying haul, all in all, alhamdulillah 🥰
    #momofboys
    #momof6
    #readingislife
    #fortheloveofreading
    #bookxcess
  • 6 1 44 minutes ago
  • Ordered this one a while back from @bookofthemonth and have yet to get to it. Anyone else too chicken to read it out in public?

If you don't know what it is, the title sounds a bit dark, right? 😂😅 I’m also realizing I have a handful of unread BOTM picks! Do you have any sitting around, too?
  • Ordered this one a while back from @bookofthemonth and have yet to get to it. Anyone else too chicken to read it out in public?

    If you don't know what it is, the title sounds a bit dark, right? 😂😅 I’m also realizing I have a handful of unread BOTM picks! Do you have any sitting around, too?
  • 160 15 56 minutes ago
  • Did Jane Austen write the first seaside novel?
The author visited the new resorts of Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, and is rumoured to have had a holiday romance. Did she also create a new genre with Sanditon, her strange final work?
Find more on this on The durban review Facebook page. Follow and like us on fb and Twitter for more amazing facts and information about your favorite authors.. #thedurbanreview
#novel #novelseeker #fortheloveofreading
  • Did Jane Austen write the first seaside novel?
    The author visited the new resorts of Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, and is rumoured to have had a holiday romance. Did she also create a new genre with Sanditon, her strange final work?
    Find more on this on The durban review Facebook page. Follow and like us on fb and Twitter for more amazing facts and information about your favorite authors.. #thedurbanreview
    #novel #novelseeker #fortheloveofreading
  • 1 0 1 hour ago
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
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"I tattooed her number in her left arm and she tattooed her name in my heart." - Lale Sokolov
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Based on the true story of Jew born Lale Sokolov, this book takes you through a powerful journey of the courage, hope, determination, love, compassion, friendship and also hair-raising horrors humans are capable of. Through his fluency in several languages, quick-thinking and heightened survival instincts, Lale, despite being Jewish, earns favors of several inmates, and SS officers and survives three years at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps, even lands a job as the tattooist in charge of tattooing numbers on newly arriving inmates' arms. It's while tattooing numbers when he first locks eyes with the love of his life, Gita and knows right away that he has to escape the hell of a place with her and live until they grow old and die a natural death. .
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I've read several true stories from WW2 before, have watched graphic videos of the holocaust, of the deadbodies thrown in piles but nothing has ever overwhelmed me as much as this book has. Though it's Heather Morris who's given a life to Lale and Gita's story, you cannot deny the hard work she has put in to learn of the story, cross-check facts and compile the story in a chronological order while working with Lale in his final years to make this story known to the world. As the world moves closer to its end, we all need stories that will help us understand how God and humanity had failed once, just in the previous century, and that it must never be repeated again. This is such a story.
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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
    |• A review •|
    "I tattooed her number in her left arm and she tattooed her name in my heart." - Lale Sokolov
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    Based on the true story of Jew born Lale Sokolov, this book takes you through a powerful journey of the courage, hope, determination, love, compassion, friendship and also hair-raising horrors humans are capable of. Through his fluency in several languages, quick-thinking and heightened survival instincts, Lale, despite being Jewish, earns favors of several inmates, and SS officers and survives three years at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps, even lands a job as the tattooist in charge of tattooing numbers on newly arriving inmates' arms. It's while tattooing numbers when he first locks eyes with the love of his life, Gita and knows right away that he has to escape the hell of a place with her and live until they grow old and die a natural death. .
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    I've read several true stories from WW2 before, have watched graphic videos of the holocaust, of the deadbodies thrown in piles but nothing has ever overwhelmed me as much as this book has. Though it's Heather Morris who's given a life to Lale and Gita's story, you cannot deny the hard work she has put in to learn of the story, cross-check facts and compile the story in a chronological order while working with Lale in his final years to make this story known to the world. As the world moves closer to its end, we all need stories that will help us understand how God and humanity had failed once, just in the previous century, and that it must never be repeated again. This is such a story.
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  • 9 0 1 hour ago
  • The joy of shopping by Virago
Genre: non-fiction, fiction snippets, letters, articles
Hala’s rating: 4/5
Recommendation: this was a first of its kind book for me. Apparently Virago does these kind of books about different themes. This one in specific talks about “the joy of shopping” based on texts in literature (books that we know and don’t know), letters written between people, articles and flyers printed long time ago. All the resources talk about how people felt when they shopped for items they like, in big beautiful European markets (Harrods and Selfridges were mentioned here), buying beautiful items and yummy foods. The British touch of glam gave this book more cgarm. The book is a light read that can be grabbed casually to read a few pages here and there.
  • The joy of shopping by Virago
    Genre: non-fiction, fiction snippets, letters, articles
    Hala’s rating: 4/5
    Recommendation: this was a first of its kind book for me. Apparently Virago does these kind of books about different themes. This one in specific talks about “the joy of shopping” based on texts in literature (books that we know and don’t know), letters written between people, articles and flyers printed long time ago. All the resources talk about how people felt when they shopped for items they like, in big beautiful European markets (Harrods and Selfridges were mentioned here), buying beautiful items and yummy foods. The British touch of glam gave this book more cgarm. The book is a light read that can be grabbed casually to read a few pages here and there.
  • 35 1 2 hours ago
  • The Tiger Catcher written by Paullina Simons is the first book in End of Forever series.
I really enjoy the first part of the book, it was light-hearted, full of humour and kept a smile on lips most of the time. At the end of this section, there is a big twist, and it ends very dramatically. From then on, the story gets an entirely different feeling. 
Next part is full of sorrow, desperation and incurable sadness. It was a bit hard to read. I know the author had to show a character’s emotional state after devastating events, but it was too long for me. And that’s where all the action pickups again, and we have some really crazy stuff. I was caught off guard because I thought this book would be typical contemporary, and the author serves us time travel. I think it was brilliant because we went from a typical love story to something more magical and beautiful. 
I liked the book in general. It’s easy and fun to read, although some parts can be rather heart-breaking. The author beautifully describes little moments as if they were full of magic. 🇵🇱 Łowca Tygrysów Paulliny Simons to pierwsza część nowego cyklu Kres Wieczności. Książkę przeczytałam w ramach booktouru u @pannafox, za co serdecznie dziękuję 🤗
Pierwszą część książki czytało mi się bardzo dobrze. Była lekka i pełna humoru. Przy końcu tej części następuje jednak wielki zwrot akcji i opowieść nabiera zupełnie innego wymiaru przez resztę książki. 
Kolejna księga jest bardzo smutna, przepełniona rozpaczą i zniechęceniem. Oczywiście jak najbardziej rozumiem potrzebę pokazania stanu emocjonalnego głównego bohatera, ale dla mnie było to nieco za długie. Trochę się przymuszałam, żeby przejść przez te wydarzenia sprawnie, by zobaczyć co będzie dalej. Autorka kompletnie mnie zaskoczyła, bo spodziewałam się zwyczajnej obyczajówki, a tutaj mamy bardzo dużo mistycyzmu, podróże dusz w rzece czasu, portale otwierające się na minutę w równonoc wiosenną i uczucie, które jest silniejsze niż śmierć.
Autorka ma lekkie pióro i z łatwością tworzy okraszone humorem dialogi. W swoich opisach natomiast często potrafi zawrzeć odrobinę magii, nawet jeśli dotyczą one najzwyklejszych czynności. Idealna książka na lato!
  • The Tiger Catcher written by Paullina Simons is the first book in End of Forever series.
    I really enjoy the first part of the book, it was light-hearted, full of humour and kept a smile on lips most of the time. At the end of this section, there is a big twist, and it ends very dramatically. From then on, the story gets an entirely different feeling.
    Next part is full of sorrow, desperation and incurable sadness. It was a bit hard to read. I know the author had to show a character’s emotional state after devastating events, but it was too long for me. And that’s where all the action pickups again, and we have some really crazy stuff. I was caught off guard because I thought this book would be typical contemporary, and the author serves us time travel. I think it was brilliant because we went from a typical love story to something more magical and beautiful.
    I liked the book in general. It’s easy and fun to read, although some parts can be rather heart-breaking. The author beautifully describes little moments as if they were full of magic. 🇵🇱 Łowca Tygrysów Paulliny Simons to pierwsza część nowego cyklu Kres Wieczności. Książkę przeczytałam w ramach booktouru u @pannafox, za co serdecznie dziękuję 🤗
    Pierwszą część książki czytało mi się bardzo dobrze. Była lekka i pełna humoru. Przy końcu tej części następuje jednak wielki zwrot akcji i opowieść nabiera zupełnie innego wymiaru przez resztę książki.
    Kolejna księga jest bardzo smutna, przepełniona rozpaczą i zniechęceniem. Oczywiście jak najbardziej rozumiem potrzebę pokazania stanu emocjonalnego głównego bohatera, ale dla mnie było to nieco za długie. Trochę się przymuszałam, żeby przejść przez te wydarzenia sprawnie, by zobaczyć co będzie dalej. Autorka kompletnie mnie zaskoczyła, bo spodziewałam się zwyczajnej obyczajówki, a tutaj mamy bardzo dużo mistycyzmu, podróże dusz w rzece czasu, portale otwierające się na minutę w równonoc wiosenną i uczucie, które jest silniejsze niż śmierć.
    Autorka ma lekkie pióro i z łatwością tworzy okraszone humorem dialogi. W swoich opisach natomiast często potrafi zawrzeć odrobinę magii, nawet jeśli dotyczą one najzwyklejszych czynności. Idealna książka na lato!
  • 94 4 3 hours ago
  • Book 48 of 2019 ------------------------------------ "Ever since her twin girls left home, Marisa has felt there’s something missing from her life. Her sprawling mansion is no longer filled with laughter and chaos, and she’s desperate to feel needed... and to be distracted from the secret she’s been hiding from her husband for all these years.
Coffee with her best friends might be the only thing holding Marisa together. But Claire and Elly have their own secrets. Like why Claire hasn’t been to work in weeks, or why Elly won’t tell anyone who’s buying her flowers.
When Jodi, a pregnant young girl, turns up at Marisa’s doorstep, Marisa is quick to come to her aid. She sees herself in Jodi and she knows how devoting yourself to looking after others can take up all your time in the most marvellous way.
But Jodi’s arrival quickly pushes everyone’s lies to the surface. The father of her unborn child is someone the women know very well, and Marisa starts to wonder if her obsession with helping Jodi might come at a devastating price…" ---------------‐--‐------------------ After reading the synopsis of this story, I was quite intrigued. However, I'm sad to say that I was quite disappointed. I honestly expected more, especially as I kept seeing 5* ratings on Goodreads. 
The book was very slow to start and I found it difficult to really get into it. None of the characters were very likeable which made it seem quite tedious to read. Then along comes a character who seems interesting and I start to wonder how her storyline is going to pan out. Well, of course that doesn't work out but by this point I feel obligated to finish the book. 
The plot twists are predictable and I honestly find it difficult to like this book. 
Thank you NetGalley for my copy. ------------------------------------ #thescandal #nicolamarsh #goodreadschallenge #goodreads #bookaddicts #readingaddict #fortheloveofreading #readingtime #bookstagram #booksofinsta #books #bookaddict #instareading #bookstagramuk #allthebooks #booksbooksbooks #bookseries #booksonbooks #booksaremylife #bookstagramcommunity #booksmakemehappy #readingchallenge #thrillerbooks #psychologicalthriller #thrillerlover
  • Book 48 of 2019 ------------------------------------ "Ever since her twin girls left home, Marisa has felt there’s something missing from her life. Her sprawling mansion is no longer filled with laughter and chaos, and she’s desperate to feel needed... and to be distracted from the secret she’s been hiding from her husband for all these years.
    Coffee with her best friends might be the only thing holding Marisa together. But Claire and Elly have their own secrets. Like why Claire hasn’t been to work in weeks, or why Elly won’t tell anyone who’s buying her flowers.
    When Jodi, a pregnant young girl, turns up at Marisa’s doorstep, Marisa is quick to come to her aid. She sees herself in Jodi and she knows how devoting yourself to looking after others can take up all your time in the most marvellous way.
    But Jodi’s arrival quickly pushes everyone’s lies to the surface. The father of her unborn child is someone the women know very well, and Marisa starts to wonder if her obsession with helping Jodi might come at a devastating price…" ---------------‐--‐------------------ After reading the synopsis of this story, I was quite intrigued. However, I'm sad to say that I was quite disappointed. I honestly expected more, especially as I kept seeing 5* ratings on Goodreads.
    The book was very slow to start and I found it difficult to really get into it. None of the characters were very likeable which made it seem quite tedious to read. Then along comes a character who seems interesting and I start to wonder how her storyline is going to pan out. Well, of course that doesn't work out but by this point I feel obligated to finish the book.
    The plot twists are predictable and I honestly find it difficult to like this book.
    Thank you NetGalley for my copy. ------------------------------------ #thescandal #nicolamarsh #goodreadschallenge #goodreads #bookaddicts #readingaddict #fortheloveofreading #readingtime #bookstagram #booksofinsta #books #bookaddict #instareading #bookstagramuk #allthebooks #booksbooksbooks #bookseries #booksonbooks #booksaremylife #bookstagramcommunity #booksmakemehappy #readingchallenge #thrillerbooks #psychologicalthriller #thrillerlover
  • 24 1 3 hours ago
  • ❇️Happy Monday❇️⁣
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Thank you to the lovely people @panmacmillansa for sending me this copy of Girl In The Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg. I can't wait to get started on this.
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⬇️About This Book⬇️⁣
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A twisty, page-turning debut thriller from Kelsey Rae Dimberg, Girl in the Rearview Mirror is a story about privilege and power, family and obligation, ambition and complicity, and the pull of the past on the present; perfect for fans of Jane Harper's The Lost Man and Chris Hammer's Scrubland.⁣
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Desperate to put her past in the rearview mirror, Finn Hunt leaves the Midwest for Phoenix, Arizona, where no one knows her story.⁣
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While she’s working a dead-end job, a chance meeting with Philip Martin, son of a prominent US Senator, leads Finn to a position as nanny for Amabel, his precocious four-year-old daughter. Quickly seduced into the Martins’ privileged world, Finn can almost believe she belongs there, almost forget the dark past that haunts her.⁣
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Then, in the stifling heat of a desert summer as the Senator’s re-election looms, a strange woman begins to follow Finn, claiming a connection to Philip and threatening to expose the family to scandal. As Finn tries to protect Amabel, and shield the Martins, she’s inadvertently drawn deeper and deeper into their buried secrets.⁣
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The family trusts Finn, for now, but it will only take one mistake for everything she holds dear – the Martins’ world, her new life – to fall apart . . .⁣
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  • ❇️Happy Monday❇️⁣

    Thank you to the lovely people @panmacmillansa for sending me this copy of Girl In The Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg. I can't wait to get started on this.

    ⬇️About This Book⬇️⁣

    A twisty, page-turning debut thriller from Kelsey Rae Dimberg, Girl in the Rearview Mirror is a story about privilege and power, family and obligation, ambition and complicity, and the pull of the past on the present; perfect for fans of Jane Harper's The Lost Man and Chris Hammer's Scrubland.⁣

    Desperate to put her past in the rearview mirror, Finn Hunt leaves the Midwest for Phoenix, Arizona, where no one knows her story.⁣

    While she’s working a dead-end job, a chance meeting with Philip Martin, son of a prominent US Senator, leads Finn to a position as nanny for Amabel, his precocious four-year-old daughter. Quickly seduced into the Martins’ privileged world, Finn can almost believe she belongs there, almost forget the dark past that haunts her.⁣

    Then, in the stifling heat of a desert summer as the Senator’s re-election looms, a strange woman begins to follow Finn, claiming a connection to Philip and threatening to expose the family to scandal. As Finn tries to protect Amabel, and shield the Martins, she’s inadvertently drawn deeper and deeper into their buried secrets.⁣

    The family trusts Finn, for now, but it will only take one mistake for everything she holds dear – the Martins’ world, her new life – to fall apart . . .⁣

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  • 53 0 5 hours ago
  • Took this down because I felt strange about it 😂. Was good to get some reading in this Sunday morning after a very busy week, over halfway through On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and it’s been amazing so far.
  • Took this down because I felt strange about it 😂. Was good to get some reading in this Sunday morning after a very busy week, over halfway through On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and it’s been amazing so far.
  • 17 1 7 hours ago
  • 🍣 book sleeve now in the Etsy shop! It’s a great Japanese import fabric. Really tasty.
  • 🍣 book sleeve now in the Etsy shop! It’s a great Japanese import fabric. Really tasty.
  • 31 6 9 hours ago
  • SUMMER OF SALT: 4.5⭐️
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Realized I finished this a while ago, and never shared a review! Gosh, I loved this one.
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I zipped through it with vigor. I consumed it in a few sittings while traveling around Phoenix because I simply couldn't put it down. @katrinalenobooks sucked me right in and effectively dropped me down right in the center of By-the-sea.
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SUMMER OF SALT is so much more than its seemingly idyllic, small town setting (my favorite!). More than its initial magical plot. More than then girls' looming birthdays and all that that represents.
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Give this one a read is all I'll say. I hadn't read YA in years, and I was more than pleasantly surprised with this one; I was downright smitten with it.
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Now I’m thinking I should pick up another YA read. Have any favorites?
  • SUMMER OF SALT: 4.5⭐️
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    Realized I finished this a while ago, and never shared a review! Gosh, I loved this one.
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    I zipped through it with vigor. I consumed it in a few sittings while traveling around Phoenix because I simply couldn't put it down. @katrinalenobooks sucked me right in and effectively dropped me down right in the center of By-the-sea.
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    SUMMER OF SALT is so much more than its seemingly idyllic, small town setting (my favorite!). More than its initial magical plot. More than then girls' looming birthdays and all that that represents.
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    Give this one a read is all I'll say. I hadn't read YA in years, and I was more than pleasantly surprised with this one; I was downright smitten with it.
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    Now I’m thinking I should pick up another YA read. Have any favorites?
  • 488 38 11 hours ago
  • Spending the hazy days of summer reading, obvi. PSA: if you need a book to read this summer, this is it! I can’t remember the last time I was so moved by a novel💘 After reading this novel and Tara Westover’s memoir “Educated,” I can’t shake the life changing/ world changing impact of literacy and an urgency to support literacy programs. I think it’s a cause we can all get behind ✊🏼 Also, book club anyone? 🤓📚
  • Spending the hazy days of summer reading, obvi. PSA: if you need a book to read this summer, this is it! I can’t remember the last time I was so moved by a novel💘 After reading this novel and Tara Westover’s memoir “Educated,” I can’t shake the life changing/ world changing impact of literacy and an urgency to support literacy programs. I think it’s a cause we can all get behind ✊🏼 Also, book club anyone? 🤓📚
  • 23 6 11 hours ago
  • Happy Sunday, bookworms! I know I've been super quiet over here lately, but I hope to get back to more consistent posting after summer winds down a bit—honestly, I'm counting down the days to autumn weather, hot drinks, and cozy weekends at home. 🍂

Current read update: I finallyyy got my hands on a copy of Ask Again, Yes and took it with me on our mini roadtrip to my grandparents' this weekend (pictured is their gloriously sunny porch which made for the most perfect reading spot this morning). I'm less than 50 pages in, but I can already tell this one is gonna be great. 💙

What's the best book you've read so far this summer?
  • Happy Sunday, bookworms! I know I've been super quiet over here lately, but I hope to get back to more consistent posting after summer winds down a bit—honestly, I'm counting down the days to autumn weather, hot drinks, and cozy weekends at home. 🍂

    Current read update: I finallyyy got my hands on a copy of Ask Again, Yes and took it with me on our mini roadtrip to my grandparents' this weekend (pictured is their gloriously sunny porch which made for the most perfect reading spot this morning). I'm less than 50 pages in, but I can already tell this one is gonna be great. 💙

    What's the best book you've read so far this summer?
  • 229 4 12 hours ago
  • I have learned about a number of artists through Instagram, including @lucyknisley (there are many good reasons to follow her, but Linney the cat got me hooked). So, when I saw this graphic novel on a recent @politicsprose visit, I snagged a copy. Just beginning, but loving it! What’s a graphic novel you would recommend?
  • I have learned about a number of artists through Instagram, including @lucyknisley (there are many good reasons to follow her, but Linney the cat got me hooked). So, when I saw this graphic novel on a recent @politicsprose visit, I snagged a copy. Just beginning, but loving it! What’s a graphic novel you would recommend?
  • 14 1 13 hours ago
  • First book for @thereadingrush challenge is A Gathering of Shadows! I’m so excited to read this! ❤️
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QOTD: If you could control one of the elements, which one would you choose and why? 💧🔥💨🌎
  • First book for @thereadingrush challenge is A Gathering of Shadows! I’m so excited to read this! ❤️
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    QOTD: If you could control one of the elements, which one would you choose and why? 💧🔥💨🌎
  • 144 12 13 hours ago
  • 📚📚BOOK HAUL📚📚
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This week I had a "treat yo' self moment" and ordered myself not one but five new cheeky books - the fifth's arrival is pending - and I sacrificed the purchase of a new pair of jeans I actually desperately  need. But I obviously have my priorities as straight as my pretty new book spines 😍😍😍
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I actually cannot wait to get started and, after finishing my current read, I think I will get started on a Court of Thorns on Roses tomorrow. So many of you have highly recommended this series so I have high hopes! 🤞🏻
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I was also tagged to do the #fivefavouritethings by @jazzysbookclub so...
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📚Favourite book series: Mortal Instruments and Me Before You
📚Favourite season: Not a singular season but that mid point in the change between Summer to Autumn, where you still have the heat of Summer but the changes to trees and such have already started and I'm just in awe of all the colour. It really makes me wish i could paint! (i also absolutely LOVE the name Autumn)
📚favourite dessert: ALL OF THEM! except anything coffee based. This is a cruel question, but if I HAD to pick it would be cheesecake
📚Favourite colour: Ocean blue 🧜🏼‍♀️
📚Favourite Flower: hmmm I just like flowers in general. Always loved Lillies but i envision my wedding bouquet to be sunflowers and roses (though this is not currently working out with my fiancee's vision of his suit, with him refusing to see the need for a colour scheme...🤦🏼‍♀️)
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Tagged or not, feel free to take part!!
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#bookstagram #booklover #bookish #bookishlove #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookcommunity #bookstagrammer #booksofig #bookstagramfeature #booksta #bookcoverlove #books #bookhaul #bookmail #whattoread #whattoreadnext #epicreads #readersofi #readersofinstagram #fortheloveofreading #newbooks #bookblog
  • 📚📚BOOK HAUL📚📚
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    This week I had a "treat yo' self moment" and ordered myself not one but five new cheeky books - the fifth's arrival is pending - and I sacrificed the purchase of a new pair of jeans I actually desperately need. But I obviously have my priorities as straight as my pretty new book spines 😍😍😍
    .
    I actually cannot wait to get started and, after finishing my current read, I think I will get started on a Court of Thorns on Roses tomorrow. So many of you have highly recommended this series so I have high hopes! 🤞🏻
    .
    I was also tagged to do the #fivefavouritethings by @jazzysbookclub so...
    .
    📚Favourite book series: Mortal Instruments and Me Before You
    📚Favourite season: Not a singular season but that mid point in the change between Summer to Autumn, where you still have the heat of Summer but the changes to trees and such have already started and I'm just in awe of all the colour. It really makes me wish i could paint! (i also absolutely LOVE the name Autumn)
    📚favourite dessert: ALL OF THEM! except anything coffee based. This is a cruel question, but if I HAD to pick it would be cheesecake
    📚Favourite colour: Ocean blue 🧜🏼‍♀️
    📚Favourite Flower: hmmm I just like flowers in general. Always loved Lillies but i envision my wedding bouquet to be sunflowers and roses (though this is not currently working out with my fiancee's vision of his suit, with him refusing to see the need for a colour scheme...🤦🏼‍♀️)
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    Tagged or not, feel free to take part!!
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    #bookstagram #booklover #bookish #bookishlove #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookcommunity #bookstagrammer #booksofig #bookstagramfeature #booksta #bookcoverlove #books #bookhaul #bookmail #whattoread #whattoreadnext #epicreads #readersofi #readersofinstagram #fortheloveofreading #newbooks #bookblog
  • 67 15 14 hours ago