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  1. nstructor

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    Just finished The Maid. It was really entertaining! All of S.A. Cosby's books are wonderful as well as all of Robert Dugoni's books.
     
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    Right now, working through Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes. The Kindle version is much kinder to my 50-year old eyes than the paper copy!
     
  3. TeacherNY

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    I'm going to read The Maid soon!
     
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    I have a hold on this book from the library!! So excited!
     
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    Two books I've read recently are The Last Flight and The Golden Couple...loved both!!
     
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    Defenestrate by Renee Branum. It's a weird novel. It's one of my favorite words. I'm having a ball.
     
  7. TeacherNY

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    I'm in the middle of reading House in the Cerulean Sea and discussing it with one of my online book clubs. It's not what I thought it would be but not bad.
    Over Spring Break I read The Shop on Royal Street by Karen White. I love her Tradd Street books and this one is a spin-off series.
    One of my other book clubs has paired up with a publishing company and once a month we get a book to discuss. All I have to pay for is shipping since it's on online book club and the person who gets the book box doesn't live near us. I can't wait to get next month's book. I'll let you know what we get!
     
  8. TeacherNY

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    What is everyone reading now????
    My book club just read Where the Crawdads Sing and then we went to see the movie. It was really good. I actually read the book a while ago so I might have forgotten a few points but as far as I could tell the movie was pretty close to the book.
    Our next book club pick is The Paris Apartment. Anyone read that one?
     
  9. tigger88

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    I haven't read The Paris Apartment. I just finished reading Much Ado About Muffin a few days ago and I just started Mother's Day, Muffins, and Murder yesterday. It is in the middle of a series by Sara Rosett. I like it a lot so far so now I will have to get the other books in the series ;)
     
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    I'm losing track because I'm reading so quickly before summer PD starts on Monday! Reread all of the InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire (11 books) as well as Laughter at the Academy, her collection of short stories. Also read (as an audio) the second book in the Slough House series by Mick Heron and The Faceless Old Woman who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, the fine folks who bring us Welcome to Night Vale.
     
  11. TeacherNY

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    I have too many books on my want to read list so I could never reread anything!!
     
  12. CynthiiaNelson

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    I'm currenlty reading My Dark Vanessa and The Alice Network. Those books are totally different, but very interesting
     
  13. Ima Teacher

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    I started The Silent Patient last night. I like it so far.
     
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    I've read both. They were definitely interesting. Both are not the types of books I generally read but it's nice to read something different now and then.
     
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    I haven't read it but heard it was really good.
     
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    The actor Tony Danza (TV shows: Taxi, The Good Cop, Who's the Boss) wrote a really good book about his experience when he decided to try being a high school teacher. He saw first hand how incredibly difficult it was. The book is called "I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Had." Any teacher would probably enjoy this book.
     
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  17. TeacherNY

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    I think there was a tv show about that experience.
     
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    Yes, you are correct. Unfortunately, the network cancelled it after 7 episodes. Rumor has it there wasn't enough conflict going on at the high school and Tony didn't want to add any more drama to the classroom then there already was for the students. The book takes place over the entire school year where he taught one 90 minute class/day of high school English in Philadelphia. The TV show is mainly just the 1st semester. Both were enjoyable, but I liked the book better.
     
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    Sounds good. I'll look for it.
     
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    I read it a few years ago, and really enjoyed it. I tried watching the show, but tbh, the book was much better. He really tried hard to actually teach, and it sounded like he did at least a decent job, but he freely admitted that he had it easy compared to a real teacher's job, as he only had 1 class to prep for and teach.

    A recent current read I enjoyed was the newest book by Riley Sager, The House Across the Lake. It had a few twists I did not see coming! A quick, enjoyable read for those who like twisty suspense.
     
  21. TeacherNY

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    That sounds like my kind of book. I haven't read any of his others but I think I have one on my bookshelf that I got from a library book sale.
     
  22. TeacherNY

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    This weekend is my library's book sale!! I hope I find some good ones. I'll report back!
     
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    Loved Paris Apartment! I’m a fan of 19th and 20th century historic fiction. But I also loved Crawdad.
     
  24. TeacherNY

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    I just got Paris Apartment from the library and will start it this weekend. I have heard mixed reviews but it sounds like a good read.
     
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    Just downloaded Verity by Colleen Hoover to my Kindle since it's part of my sorority book club. We'll see if I get through it. Also have Sarah Gailey's Just Like Home waiting for me, as I love their writing!
     
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    Verity is one of the most talked about books in all of the online book groups I'm in. Some love it. Some hate it. No in between although I find myself in between. I like these types of twisty books.
     
  27. stargirl

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    I had Verity out from the library earlier this summer, and didn't get a chance to read it before it was due. Then I was talking to a good friend (who knows my taste) and she was one of those people who hated it & told me I would probably hate it, too, so at least I didn't feel bad about not having gotten around to reading it when I had it!
    The Paris Apartment has been on my radar to read, so maybe I'll see if they have it in my library.
     
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    bGracie, I’m so happy to see you’ve received some sincere library advice on this friendly site!
     
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    I'm almost finished with The Floating Girls by Lo Patrick. It's very odd. It is supposed to have similarities to Crawdads. My online book club receives monthly books from a publisher to discuss which is fun sometimes but other times we get weird books!!
     
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    Wound up dropping Verity because it just wasn't keeping my attention. Just Like Home, on the other hand, was outstanding. I immediately went back and reread the last three chapters so I could savor the ending that I had barreled through previously. Delicious!
     
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    I am reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Very captivating read so far.
     
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    My book club is reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. I'm not sure if I'm going to read it since the book club meeting is being head about 40 miles away. I really wish they would pick a closer venue but they have to be fair to everyone since we all live in different counties and take turns hosting in our county.
     
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    I’m just about finished with Ruth Ware’s The It Girl. I’m enjoying it a lot. She’s an author I really enjoy.
     
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    I got that ebook from the library but never had time to read it before it was due back. I'll have to take it out again.
     
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    I've read that book twice and enjoyed it immensely. Recommended even if you just post about it here.
     
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    It sounds really interesting. I'll see if my library has it.
     
  37. TeacherNY

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    Ok, I have in my possession The Maid and Addie LaRue! Both started out really good so i'm looking forward to reading them both.
    Next book club selection is The Last Housewife. I haven't looked it up yet but it sounds like maybe Suspense?
     
  38. TeacherNY

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    For those of you who have read The Maid...
    Do you think Molly has Asperger's? She has a lot of quirks like not being able to "read" people and taking everything literally. She's also a slave to routine and order so she excels at her job. Someone else in my book club said she's just "slow". Just wondering what others thought.
     
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    Recently grabbed On Repentance And Repair by Danya Ruttenberg. It seems apt for the High Holy Days and Yom Kippur, in particular.
     
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    I’m reading The Obsession by Nora Roberts.
     

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