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Monday, July 6, 2015

TTT: Popular books everyone has read but me

TTT: Popular books everyone else seems to have read but me.
TTT is hosted by Broke and Bookish

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah*
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In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume*
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr*
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The Wright Brothers by David McCullough*
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The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
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Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
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Life and Life by Kate Atkinson
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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
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Dead Wake by Erik Larson*

Have you read any of these books? 
Which of them to you think are worth/not worth my time? Why?

*I have placed these books on hold at the library.

27 comments:

  1. The only one I've read here is Life After Life which was absolutely amazing!

    Check out my TTT and my current giveaway!

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    1. That is why Life After Life is on the list because so many people have told me how good it is. Thanks for the vote of confidence on my choice.

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    2. I loved it too and didn't stop thinking about it after I read it either. Some people don't like it at all though.

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    3. Good. More reason than ever to read it, Margaret. Your opinion counts double in my books.

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  2. If you love great historical fiction with memorable characters, then pick up All the Light. It's worth it :-)

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  3. I really want to read All the Light We Cannot See! It looks like a beautiful novel. I also want to get my hands on Everything I Never Told You! Great List!
    Mallory @ The Local Muse

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  4. I keep dragging my feet about All the Light We Cannot See. I almost put that one on my list. I still haven't gotten to Everything I Never Told You--but I keep meaning to. I have The Nightingale, Cuckoo's Calling, and Life After Life in my TBR pile to read. I've heard such great things about them. I hope they live up to the hype!

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  5. Like you, I haven't read any of these. I've enjoyed other works I've read by Judy Blume, so I would expect nothing less from "In the Unlikely Event."

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    1. I haven't read anything by Blume since her book Summer Sisters. I remember it being a bit racy.

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  6. All of J.K. Rowling books beyond Harry Potter scare me. I think I like to think of her just as the creator of an amazing magical series and just leave it at that.

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  7. I have to admit, I haven't read any of these books. I do want to read the Judy Blume book though and All The Light We Cannot See! Great list.
    My TTT!

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    1. I have two friends who don't care for the All the Light We Cannot See but I still want to read it.

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    2. I'm one of those friends; it didn't hang together well at all, although the writing was impressive. I'm fighting my way through The Nightingale too. Not as well-written and not inspiring much of my interest so far. It seems very formulaic.I preferred the second mystery in the Cormoran Strike series to the first. Cuckoo's Calling was decent, but far fetched.

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    3. Oh man, I am disappointed if Nightingale isn't that good. I recently finished DEEP DOWN DARK and found it to be just average, the same thing about Stations Eleven. I was hoping Nightingale would pull me out of our book club slump. I was surprised that noone really liked our last book. Oh boy.

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  8. I really need to read All the Light We Cannot See too! I hope we both get to read it soon :)
    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor: BLOG || VLOG
    Top Ten Tuesday

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  9. I will admit, I haven't read any of these! Some are on my TBR though. Great list.

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

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  10. I haven't read any of these yet but have The Wright Brothers and Life After Life on my wish list.
    MyTTT

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    1. I am a fan of David McCullough, especially if I can listen to the audiobooks with him narrating. He has the perfect voice for it.

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  11. I haven't read any of these, but All the Light We Cannot See calls my name every time I walk by it in the store.

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    1. You are lucky. I no longer have a book store to walk around in in my town. Sigh.

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  12. I haven't read any of the books either, but I really want to read some of them.

    My List: http://www.millionbookmill.blogspot.com/2015/07/top-ten-tuesday-hyped-books-ive-never.html

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  13. Great list! I really want to read The Nightingale and The Cuckoo's Calling as well!

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  14. I have the Cuckoo's Calling on my TBR list, but I was never able to read it!

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!

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  15. I recently finished All the Light We Cannot See and loved it! It's not a book you can speed read because the sentences are just beautiful and detailed. The story is rich and the character development is fantastic.

    Check out my TTT: https://greenishbookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/top-10-tuesday-hyped-books-ive-never-read/

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    1. Oh, good to know. I fell in love with The Elegance of the Hedgehog for that very reason.

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