So happy to be doing this again! I read a lot of teen books, mystery, history, politics, and the odd biography. Anything in these categories would be awesome! I would prefer not to receive romance, science fiction or graphic novels. I usually like paperback books over hardcovers because my money goes further that way, but if your favourite book of 2018 is only available in hardcover, I'm good with that! My wishlist is always a place to find an idea or two. Anything off there would be greatly appreciated. If possible, I would like to steer clear of books in series - even if I only list a few as "been read", odds are good I've read them all (or I stopped because I didn't like them!). My weird favourites also include books about gymnastics (if someone manages to write and release a book about the Larry Nassar tragedy in the next month, I would love to get that!), books about boarding school, books about ballet, books where someone is missing and then shows up after a number of years (but is it really them?) ... I promise I will love what you choose so don't stress too much!
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Romance (a little romance in teen books is ok but mostly I'm bored by them), hard-core science fiction and graphic novels.
I live in Canada and who knows when our postal system is going to get back to normal but I promise I will write and thank you when my package arrives... it just might be a little later than everyone else! My best books of 2018: "It Wasn't me" by Dana Alison Levy, "Kingdom of the Blind" by Louise Penny, "The Punishment she deserved" by Elizabeth George and "Eleanor lyphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeywell.
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crazy4reading: The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins
Breaking Point by C. J. Box
(Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:02:08 -0500)
libraryperilous: Teen books and boarding schools: The Marlow series by Antonia Forest!
Some of them have been reissued through Girls Gone By Publishing. I discovered the series while reading Lucy Mangan's Bookworm. End of Term is one of her favorite books. She describes this beautiful holiday passage, and now I want to track down the series:
"The organ stopped, which was her cue. She looked ahead to the West Door, past the watching eyes, and took a long breath, as if she were about to dive (which was rather how she felt). ‘Try to sing it with regret,’ Dr. Herrick had said. ‘”Once in Royal David’s City.” 'Not now, you see. Now we have only been pretending. But once, long ago, if only we’d had the luck to be there, once, just once, this thing really happened.’"
(Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:38:27 -0500)
Arifel: Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens is a great YA/MG book that kicks off a boarding school detective series. It's published as "Murder is Bad Manners" in the US - I don't know which version has made it to Canada! (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:24:14 -0500)
EllsieFind: Hi Jennifer, thanks for making suggestions for me. Here are a few for you: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Orchardist: A Novel by Amanda Coplin and What She Knew: A Novel by Gilly MacMillan. Wishing you happy holidays. (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:03:59 -0500)
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