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  1. stargirl

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    I know I always enjoyed the book threads on PT; I got quite a few good recommendations. Maybe some posters here would enjoy participating in a similar thread here:)
    Right now, I have started a new series by Elly Griffiths, the Magic Men mystery series. Sort of a historical cozy mystery series. I liked the first book, Zig Zag Girl and am looking forward to starting the second book, Smoke and Mirrors. I also just borrowed the new Hayley Mills autobiography from the library--it's gotten good word of mouth, so I'm looking forward to that, too.

    Any other good reads to recommend?
     
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  3. Missy

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    I have recently read The Last Garden in England, and the latest in Peter Robinson’s series featuring Inspector Banks. If you want a really long series set in England, Elizabeth George is the BEST!
     
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    Thank you for the book recommendations. I just started The Paris Library by Janet Charles and am enjoying it.
     
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    I am coming over from PT and enjoyed those threads too!

    I really enjoyed Atomic Habits by James Clear. I learned a lot, and it was easy to put into practice. I read The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and I found it okay but not as good as some of her others.
     
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    I just started All the Light We Cannot See. Loving the story.
     
  7. stargirl

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    Love historical fiction. I remember liking All the Light We Cannot See.
     
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    I wish I could recommend a good newer book, but I am studying for a licensing exam. I haven't been active in my other field in years and have forgotten a lot. It may take me about 4 more months to feel ready to take it. I decided I'd do it b/c they'll let me work part time from home. I'd have stayed on teaching if I could have worked part time from home! :) But almost 30 yrs in teaching was really enough for me. I will start reading more for fun after I ace that exam. haha Positive thinking! I'll be happy to pass!
     
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    I just started reading The Maidens and last week I finished The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires.
     
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    I read that a while back and loved it!
     
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    Put Atomic Habits on my library list. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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    Not to mention a certain book, but just a word to say that I love Overdrive and Hoopla! I always have an abundance of ebooks to choose from, and they are free!
     
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    Just to follow up on my first post, I finished the Hayley Mills autobiography (Forever Young) and overall enjoyed it. If you are a Disney fan and like vintage movies, it is a nostalgic read and will probably put you in the mood to rewatch her old movies.
     
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    I really liked The Dictionary of Lost Words read recently. I'm reading cozy mysteries by Abby Collette right now. Nice brain candy!
     
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    Some really good recommendations on this thread! :) I put some on hold at my library!
     
  16. TeacherNY

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    Yes! I also get audiobooks from Hoopla. They make my commute to work tolerable.
     
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    Are you reading Abby's Ice Cream mysteries? I love them.
     
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    Yep! I also got the library to order the new one when it comes out. They are fun.
     
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    Yes, those are my favorite kinds of books. My book club read both ice cream books and chatted online with the author. She's really nice.
     
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    I absolutely Loved that book. We read that in my former book club!
     
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    What is Hoopla?
     
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    I'm currently reading a cozy mystery series by Maddie Day and also Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
     
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    Hoopla is a free service libraries may carry and you can download audio books.
     
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    I'm addicted to almost everything written by Seanan McGuire and V.E. (Victoria) Schwab. They both write for every age level from middle school to adult fiction. Both could be considered dark fantasy in terms of genre.
     
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    It's like Overdrive and Libby. Your library has to belong to the service but you can find out if you go to the website and find your library. Then, all you do is sign in with your library card if your library is listed. I find that they have a better variety of Ebooks and audiobooks than other library apps.
     
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    Thanks for mentioning Hoopla! I had never heard of it before, and it turns out my library has it, so now I have a lot more options!
     
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    That's awesome. My library did not have it for a long time so I had borrowed my mom's library card from a different town to sign up. Now, my library has it! I can't love it more!!!
     
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    Which books by Maddie? I love her Country Store series.
     
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    Yep! I'm reading the country store series. I grew up in that area, so when she mentions the little, surrounding towns, I can picture them perfectly.

    I also read two of her books set in the Northeast, but I don't remember where exactly. I need to continue reading that series, but my library didn't have it through Overdrive. Maybe I'll check Hoopla.
     
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    The Cozy Capers series it set on Cape Cod I believe. I listened to the audiobooks on Hoopla. They are fun. I read about 200 books a year and most of them are cozies so let me know if you want any recommendations.
     
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    For those who like cozy mysteries, I recommend the Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen. Just got the newest book in the series.
     
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    I have just started reading Still Life by Louise Penny. I just returned from a trip to Canada, and her books were recommended by many Canadians I met on my trip.
     
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    Yes! I read the first one and have a few others to read. In one of my book clubs we are reading the newest holiday book in that series for December.
     
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    I think I have that book but haven't gotten around to read it. I need to put it on my TBR list.
     
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    Does anyone have a list of books they want to read over their holiday break? Sometimes I can get through a book a day.
     
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    I love my Goodreads account. It gives a short synopsis of a book so I can see if I might like it, and after I add a book I have read, it gives me recommendations. My one year old granddaughter has an account (!) and my daughter can add any books she owns so we don’t buy duplicates.
     
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    Goodreads is LIFE!! I'm on it at least once a day. I am also in a few book clubs on there. So much fun. I never read a book without checking Goodreads first. I should tell my sister to put my nephews books on there. He's almost 2 so he has a lot and I don't want to get him any he already has.
     
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    Goodreads is LIFE!! I'm on it at least once a day. I am also in a few book clubs on there. So much fun. I never read a book without checking Goodreads first. I should tell my sister to put my nephews books on there. He's almost 2 so he has a lot and I don't want to get him any he already has.
     
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    I'm reading The Great Gatsby...for the first time, oddly enough!
     
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    I read it twice in high school! I really liked the newer movie that came out.

    This weekend I'm going to start And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I read it ages ago but one of my online book clubs is reading it so I'll happily read it again.
     
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    I recently reread The Great Gatsby and watched the movie. Loved it!
    I finished Apples Never Fall. I have been quite busy and this was an easy, enjoyable read.
     

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