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"What does that mean know me, know me, nobody ever knows anybody else, ever! You will never know me." "No one ever likes the right person." #breteastonellis#rulesofattraction#therulesofattraction#therulesofattractionmovie#leregoledellattrazione#ioleggo#ioleggoperché#instareaders📚#bookphotography#bookporn#bookworm #passionelibri#picadorbooks#lettoridiinstagram#bookshelftour#bookshelf#romanziamericani#americanbooks#goodreads#goodreadsreadingchallenge#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#bookstagramitalia

"What does that mean know me, know me, nobody ever knows anybody else, ever! You will never know me." "No one ever likes the right person." #breteastonellis #rulesofattraction #therulesofattraction #therulesofattractionmovie #leregoledellattrazione #ioleggo #ioleggoperché #instareaders 📚#bookphotography #bookporn #bookworm #passionelibri #picadorbooks #lettoridiinstagram #bookshelftour #bookshelf #romanziamericani #americanbooks #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramitalia - 2 hours ago

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What better way to celebrate #pubday and #NonFictionNovember than a giveaway! I am partnering with @grandcentralpub to give two of you lucky readers a copy of Wildlife which comes out today!  In this incredible memoir, Keena Roberts shares her story of time in Africa.  A truly amazing book!
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Keena Roberts split her adolescence between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even more treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school. In Africa, she slept in a tent, cooked over a campfire, and lived each day alongside the baboon colony her parents were studying. She could wield a spear as easily as a pencil, and it wasn't unusual to be chased by lions or elephants on any given day. But for the months of the year when her family lived in the United States, this brave kid from the bush was cowed by the far more treacherous landscape of the preppy, private school social hierarchy. 🍂
In Keena's funny, tender memoir, Wild Life, Africa bleeds into America and vice versa, each culture amplifying the other. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Wild Life is ultimately the story of a daring but sensitive young girl desperately trying to figure out if there's any place where she truly fits in. 
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This giveaway will close on Friday, November 15th at 6pm EST.  Open to U.S./Canada only. 
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What better way to celebrate #pubday and #NonFictionNovember than a giveaway! I am partnering with @grandcentralpub to give two of you lucky readers a copy of Wildlife which comes out today!  In this incredible memoir, Keena Roberts shares her story of time in Africa.  A truly amazing book! 🍂 About the book: 🍂 Keena Roberts split her adolescence between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even more treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school. In Africa, she slept in a tent, cooked over a campfire, and lived each day alongside the baboon colony her parents were studying. She could wield a spear as easily as a pencil, and it wasn't unusual to be chased by lions or elephants on any given day. But for the months of the year when her family lived in the United States, this brave kid from the bush was cowed by the far more treacherous landscape of the preppy, private school social hierarchy. 🍂 In Keena's funny, tender memoir, Wild Life, Africa bleeds into America and vice versa, each culture amplifying the other. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Wild Life is ultimately the story of a daring but sensitive young girl desperately trying to figure out if there's any place where she truly fits in.  RULES: 🍂 1.  Must be following me, @thesaltybookworm and @grandcentralpub (Don't unfollow. Not cool) . 2. Like this post. . 3.  Tag a bookish friend in a comment (unlimited times) . 4.  Post this in your story for 24 hours and tag us. (extra 3 entries!) . This giveaway will close on Friday, November 15th at 6pm EST.  Open to U.S./Canada only. #grandcentralpublishing #partner #Sponsored #giveaway #thesaltybookworm #saltyreads #instareads #igreads #amreading #currentlyreading #bibliophile #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreads #bookstagrammer #bookstagramcommunity #njreads #booksbooksbooks #wildlife #hachette #nyc - 3 hours ago

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A charming and whimsical read that goes down as easily as a good cup of coffee. This book is just about 200 pages and can be savoured in one sitting (unless you are dragging students around Taiwan like me.) It reads like a screenplay and the characters are somewhat caricature-ish but still likeable and relatable. Book 107 of 2019, 3.7 stars. #weehoursreads #bookstagram #bibliophile #booklover #booksandcoffee #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge #toshikazukawaguchi #beforethecoffeegetscold

A charming and whimsical read that goes down as easily as a good cup of coffee. This book is just about 200 pages and can be savoured in one sitting (unless you are dragging students around Taiwan like me.) It reads like a screenplay and the characters are somewhat caricature-ish but still likeable and relatable. Book 107 of 2019, 3.7 stars. #weehoursreads #bookstagram #bibliophile #booklover #booksandcoffee #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge #toshikazukawaguchi #beforethecoffeegetscold - 7 hours ago

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My heart is BROKEN 💔 This book was an amazing read from start to finish! I loved it so much 💘 I saw the movie earlier in the year and knew that I would love the book, but knowing how it ends didn’t stop it from breaking my heart all over again 😭 I thought the writing was so well done and the characters of Will and Stella were beautiful and flawed and realistic. I couldn’t recommend this enough, but make sure you have tissues with you 😢 I gave Five Feet Apart 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ •
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My heart is BROKEN 💔 This book was an amazing read from start to finish! I loved it so much 💘 I saw the movie earlier in the year and knew that I would love the book, but knowing how it ends didn’t stop it from breaking my heart all over again 😭 I thought the writing was so well done and the characters of Will and Stella were beautiful and flawed and realistic. I couldn’t recommend this enough, but make sure you have tissues with you 😢 I gave Five Feet Apart 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • • • #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #readinggoals #currentlyreading #booksofig #booksofinsta #book #read #readmore #readmorebooks #books #booknerd #bookworm #currentlyreading #toread #toreadlist #bookshelf #bookish #bookclub #bookobsessed #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreadschallenge #fivefeetapart #rachellippincott #mikkidaughtry #tobiasiaconis #cysticfibrosis #cf - 14 hours ago

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𝘪 𝘢𝘮 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤 ⁣
𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘪 𝘢𝘮 ⁣
𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 ⁣
& 𝘪 𝘢𝘮 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤 ⁣
𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘪 𝘢𝘮 ⁣
𝘯𝘰𝘵.⁣
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Have you ever wished you were part of a fairy tale? I’ve always wanted to be Cinderella when I was younger, because of the pumpkin carriage and the ball gowns 👸🏻 ⁣
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“The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One” by Amanda Lovelace is a wonderfully unique collection of modern poetry. Through its retelling of classic fairy tales it empowers the readers to reexamine certain points in their lives and the choices that brought them there. It offers an insightful perspective for those decisions we have yet to make. ⁣
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Full review is now up on my blog ~ link in bio 🌻

𝘪 𝘢𝘮 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤 ⁣ 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘪 𝘢𝘮 ⁣ 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 ⁣ & 𝘪 𝘢𝘮 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤 ⁣ 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘪 𝘢𝘮 ⁣ 𝘯𝘰𝘵.⁣ ⁣ Have you ever wished you were part of a fairy tale? I’ve always wanted to be Cinderella when I was younger, because of the pumpkin carriage and the ball gowns 👸🏻 ⁣ ⁣ “The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One” by Amanda Lovelace is a wonderfully unique collection of modern poetry. Through its retelling of classic fairy tales it empowers the readers to reexamine certain points in their lives and the choices that brought them there. It offers an insightful perspective for those decisions we have yet to make. ⁣ ⁣ Full review is now up on my blog ~ link in bio 🌻 - 14 hours ago

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My favourite Roald Dahl book, The Witches! 🐁🐀 .
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My favourite Roald Dahl book, The Witches! 🐁🐀 . . . #thewitches #roalddahl #book #books #read #reading #bookish #shelfie #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookpost #bookworm #tbr #currentlyreading #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge #bookphotography #bookclub #igreads #instaread #booklover #bookcommunity #booknerd #bookblogger - 19 hours ago

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I've just finished Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon, so next up is The Dare by John Boyne, which appears to have originally been in Strangeways library! The text is huge so this should be a quick read 🤓
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I've just finished Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon, so next up is The Dare by John Boyne, which appears to have originally been in Strangeways library! The text is huge so this should be a quick read 🤓 . 🚓🚓🚓 . #prisonlibraries #prisonlibraryproject #prisonlibrary #bookstagramista #unitedbookstagram #fiction #bibliophile #igbooks #igreads #readingwomen #readersofinstagram #bookworm #bookwormproblems #goodreadsreadingchallenge #readingchallenge #supportyourlocallibrary #strangeways - 19 hours ago

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I was checking out my Goodreads reading challengel last night, and beacuse I'm at 66 books out of 70, I may move it up to 75 because I'm competitive with myself! 🙈
How's your Goodreads reading challenge going at the moment?

I was checking out my Goodreads reading challengel last night, and beacuse I'm at 66 books out of 70, I may move it up to 75 because I'm competitive with myself! 🙈 How's your Goodreads reading challenge going at the moment? - 22 hours ago

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Book 111: "Unscripted" by J. R. Gray
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Book 111: "Unscripted" by J. R. Gray #AmReading #MMRomance #lgbtqbooks #gayromance #reading #books #book #bookstagram #instareaders #ReadingChallenge #GoodReads #GoodReadsReadingChallenge #BookLover #BooksBooksBooks #kindle #KindlePaperwhite - 23 hours ago

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Happy Monday to all!
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It's definitely hard to get back into the Monday routine after a 4-day weekend. Finished all my grading yesterday and felt ready to tackle this week.
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Sat by the fireplace last night and finished Modern Love. We watched a few episodes from the show last night and loved it!
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Started Florida yesterday as well...a slow start for me but stay tuned. Book club is Wednesday for that book so I best hustle!
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Whatever your week brings, may you approach it with grace and strength!
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Happy Monday to all! . It's definitely hard to get back into the Monday routine after a 4-day weekend. Finished all my grading yesterday and felt ready to tackle this week. . Sat by the fireplace last night and finished Modern Love. We watched a few episodes from the show last night and loved it! . Started Florida yesterday as well...a slow start for me but stay tuned. Book club is Wednesday for that book so I best hustle! . Whatever your week brings, may you approach it with grace and strength! . #thesaltybookworm #saltyreads #instareads #igreads #amreading #currentlyreading #bibliophile #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreads #bookstagrammer #bookstagramcommunity #njreads #readnj #readingislit #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #booksobsessed #booksbooksbooks #modernlove #sundayscaries #sundayfunday #wine #read #riverheadbooks - 1 day ago

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My Year in Books - October
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#instareaders
#ReadingChallenge
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#BookLover
#BooksBooksBooks
#kindle
#KindlePaperwhite

My Year in Books - October #AmReading #MMRomance #lgbtqbooks #gayromance #reading #books #book #bookstagram #instareaders #ReadingChallenge #GoodReads #GoodReadsReadingChallenge #BookLover #BooksBooksBooks #kindle #KindlePaperwhite - 1 day ago

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Onto the next kindle read 😁 thank you #netgalley ! 📚

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Onto the next kindle read 😁 thank you #netgalley ! 📚 #currentlyreading #theotherdaughter #shaliniboland #currentread #currentread #newread #kindle #kindlereads #kindleread #kindlereading #bookworm #booknerd #bookaholic #reading #ilovereading #bookinsta #bookinstagram #booklover #bookaddiction #bookaddict #goodreadschallenge2019 #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge2019 #like #follow 📚 - 1 day ago

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Finally finished my 2019 reading challenge 📚 200 books ... ✊🏼💪🏽 .... #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreadsreadingchallenge2019 #readingchallenge #readingchallenge2019 #bookstagram

Finally finished my 2019 reading challenge 📚 200 books ... ✊🏼💪🏽 .... #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreadsreadingchallenge2019 #readingchallenge #readingchallenge2019 #bookstagram - 2 days ago

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Well...this happened much sooner than usual! Not sure why, but I’ll take it! #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreads #booklover #ilovetoread #reader #books #booknerd #readingchallenge #bookaholic #bookobsessed #bookstagrammer #librarian #librarianreads #librarianlife

Well...this happened much sooner than usual! Not sure why, but I’ll take it! #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreads #booklover #ilovetoread #reader #books #booknerd #readingchallenge #bookaholic #bookobsessed #bookstagrammer #librarian #librarianreads #librarianlife - 2 days ago

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#CurrentlyReading #TheBlackPrism by Brent Weeks for the #TomeToppleReadathon 📚

This is a hefty old book at 735 pages and the longest book on my #TBR so I thought what better time to try and tackle it?

I'm nowhere near my #goodreadsreadingchallenge goal yet and this will probably set me back a couple of weeks but I'm going to try my hardest to finish it in 2 weeks.

#TomeTopple #books #bookish #bibliophile #bookworm #bookaddict #instabooks #bookstagram #bookstagramer #booklover #reading #reader #booknerd #bookgeek #ilovebooks

#CurrentlyReading #TheBlackPrism by Brent Weeks for the #TomeToppleReadathon 📚 This is a hefty old book at 735 pages and the longest book on my #TBR so I thought what better time to try and tackle it? I'm nowhere near my #goodreadsreadingchallenge goal yet and this will probably set me back a couple of weeks but I'm going to try my hardest to finish it in 2 weeks. #TomeTopple #books #bookish #bibliophile #bookworm #bookaddict #instabooks #bookstagram #bookstagramer #booklover #reading #reader #booknerd #bookgeek #ilovebooks - 2 days ago

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Yay! #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge

Yay! #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge - 2 days ago

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The Merciful Crow by Margret Owen ⛓
Another book on the to be read list. I'm going to make a list for 2020! 📚
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The Merciful Crow by Margret Owen ⛓ Another book on the to be read list. I'm going to make a list for 2020! 📚 . . . #themercifulcrow #margretowen #book #books #read #reading #bookish #shelfie #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookpost #bookworm #tbr #currentlyreading #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge #bookphotography #bookclub #igreads #instaread #booklover #bookcommunity #booknerd #bookblogger - 2 days ago

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November Book of the Month: one of the reasons why I love @bookofthemonth is discovering new authors. For my November @bookofthemonth selection, I chose “Get a Life, Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never heard of this author until recently I started seeing reviews of this novel popping up everywhere, so I was super excited to see it as one of the November selections. I think this novel is going to be one of the biggest rom-coms of the year. All of the reviews are great, and it has the highest-rating of all the romance novels I’ve seen so far I’ve seen this year. The synopsis sounds really fun, and I’m all for diverse casts. Isn’t it interesting how all the romance novels have the same look in the last couple of years? But I love this one so much! I’ll get to it some time early next month, as I have few books lined up to read next. What did you select for your November BOTM? 🤓✌️📖
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synopsis: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamourous family’s mansion. .
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Enjoy a drunken night out.
Ride a motorcycle.
Go camping.
Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex.
Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage.
And... do something bad.
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But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job.
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Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit.
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But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior…via @avonbooks.
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November Book of the Month: one of the reasons why I love @bookofthemonth is discovering new authors. For my November @bookofthemonth selection, I chose “Get a Life, Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never heard of this author until recently I started seeing reviews of this novel popping up everywhere, so I was super excited to see it as one of the November selections. I think this novel is going to be one of the biggest rom-coms of the year. All of the reviews are great, and it has the highest-rating of all the romance novels I’ve seen so far I’ve seen this year. The synopsis sounds really fun, and I’m all for diverse casts. Isn’t it interesting how all the romance novels have the same look in the last couple of years? But I love this one so much! I’ll get to it some time early next month, as I have few books lined up to read next. What did you select for your November BOTM? 🤓✌️📖 . . synopsis: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamourous family’s mansion. . The next items? . Enjoy a drunken night out. Ride a motorcycle. Go camping. Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex. Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage. And... do something bad. . But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job. . Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit. . But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior…via @avonbooks. . . . . - 2 days ago

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 stars!!
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Can you believe that A Matter of Chance is Julie Maloney’s debut novel?  Me either.  Julie Maloney writes with the talent and grace of an author whose passion is clearly her craft.
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To begin, this novel of suspense hits you from page one.  Maddy and her daughter Vinni are spending the summer in Spring Haven, NJ.  This fictional town is based on Spring Lake, NJ! (Hey my Jersey friends!) Back to the important stuff….
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While Maddy and her daughter are walking on the beach, their neighbor Rudy falls ill and passes away.  While Maddy searches for help, leaving her daughter with Hilda, Rudy’s wife, both Hilda and Vinni vanish.
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What unfolds is a mother’s desperate search to find her missing daughter.  This novel spans a five year search for Vinni which takes Maddy from New Jersey to Brooklyn and Germany, where Rudy and Hilda were originally from. 🇩🇪
Maddy never stops searching for Vinni.  As the novel unfolds, we see Maddy’s continual suffering, yet, what she gains from this loss is remarkable.  To combat the pain, Maddy turns to art with the help of Evelyn, a motherly figure in her life.  I was impressed by all the references to German art and culture. In addition, John D’Orfini and the FBI continue to warn Maddy to stay clear of the investigation, for fear of Russian Mafia retaliation. 🇩🇪
Spoiler free as always, my friends! I will say that this was quite the thrill! I absolutely could not put it down.  I switched between some audio and some reading as I couldn’t stop until I knew what happened!
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Julie Maloney’s talent lies not only in her development of suspense and engagement, but in her character development.  Again, here is a novel whose secondary characters drew me in just as much as the protagonist. I also loved all the NJ references- are you surprised? I absolutely cannot wait to see what Julie does next!  Knowing this NJ author is a bonus for sure! 🇩🇪
Bonus:  I got to see Julie again yesterday in Spring Lake!  What a weekend! 
#thesaltybookworm #saltyreads #instareads #igreads #amreading #currentlyreading #bibliophile #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreads #bookstagrammer #bookstagramcommunity #njreads #readnj

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 stars!! . Can you believe that A Matter of Chance is Julie Maloney’s debut novel?  Me either.  Julie Maloney writes with the talent and grace of an author whose passion is clearly her craft. 🇩🇪 To begin, this novel of suspense hits you from page one.  Maddy and her daughter Vinni are spending the summer in Spring Haven, NJ.  This fictional town is based on Spring Lake, NJ! (Hey my Jersey friends!) Back to the important stuff…. 🇩🇪 While Maddy and her daughter are walking on the beach, their neighbor Rudy falls ill and passes away.  While Maddy searches for help, leaving her daughter with Hilda, Rudy’s wife, both Hilda and Vinni vanish. 🇩🇪 What unfolds is a mother’s desperate search to find her missing daughter.  This novel spans a five year search for Vinni which takes Maddy from New Jersey to Brooklyn and Germany, where Rudy and Hilda were originally from. 🇩🇪 Maddy never stops searching for Vinni.  As the novel unfolds, we see Maddy’s continual suffering, yet, what she gains from this loss is remarkable.  To combat the pain, Maddy turns to art with the help of Evelyn, a motherly figure in her life.  I was impressed by all the references to German art and culture. In addition, John D’Orfini and the FBI continue to warn Maddy to stay clear of the investigation, for fear of Russian Mafia retaliation. 🇩🇪 Spoiler free as always, my friends! I will say that this was quite the thrill! I absolutely could not put it down.  I switched between some audio and some reading as I couldn’t stop until I knew what happened! 🇩🇪 Julie Maloney’s talent lies not only in her development of suspense and engagement, but in her character development.  Again, here is a novel whose secondary characters drew me in just as much as the protagonist. I also loved all the NJ references- are you surprised? I absolutely cannot wait to see what Julie does next!  Knowing this NJ author is a bonus for sure! 🇩🇪 Bonus:  I got to see Julie again yesterday in Spring Lake!  What a weekend!  #thesaltybookworm #saltyreads #instareads #igreads #amreading #currentlyreading #bibliophile #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreads #bookstagrammer #bookstagramcommunity #njreads #readnj - 2 days ago

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New current read #currentread #bookmark #englishwadingbirds #bookmarkcollection #douglasadams #therestaurantattheendoftheuniverse #bibliophile #book #booksofinstagram #obsessedwithbooks #reader #bookish #paperback #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreads #bookworm

New current read #currentread #bookmark #englishwadingbirds #bookmarkcollection #douglasadams #therestaurantattheendoftheuniverse #bibliophile #book #booksofinstagram #obsessedwithbooks #reader #bookish #paperback #goodreadsreadingchallenge #goodreads #bookworm - 2 days ago

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