October 2018 Book Club - One of Us Is Lying

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  1. Karen

    Karen My Christmas Wish came TRUE!

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    Yippee! The votes are in and we have our last batch of books to read together for 2018! :clap

    Like I've been doing the last couple of times, I am posting the next few months (September-December) all at once, so we can all get these books on hold at our libraries in time. :) The book we will be reading for October 2018 is One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus. Please label spoilers or even type them in white like I just did right here(highlight that blank space) so that a person has to highlight it to read it.

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  2. southernmother

    southernmother Headed to SB for some cold brew & coconut milk

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    I have been dying to read this!!
     
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  3. djp332

    djp332 Tomorrow is another day!

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    Number 53 on the wait list.
     
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  4. Karen

    Karen My Christmas Wish came TRUE!

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    ouch. I hope they have a LOT of copies!
     
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  5. southernmother

    southernmother Headed to SB for some cold brew & coconut milk

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    I went ahead and bought this one at Target last weekend. I've been wanting to read it, so I'll probably jump into it after September's book which I have already started.
     
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  6. KellyM

    KellyM Kickin' cancer's butt!

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    Oh! Yes, I want to read this book too. :)
     
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    MrsEm Well-Known Member

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    Sept 1 - I'm #30 on 10 copies.
     
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  8. amien1

    amien1 I do enjoy a good exclamation point!

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    Yay! Just notified my digital hold is available from my library! Downloading now! :)
     
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  9. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I am anything but low budget. You can't afford me

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    I'm #6 so that should be quick.
     
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  10. berniek

    berniek I have a girl crush on the Naming Fairy

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    I might just stop trying with september's book. I put this one on hold, and went for the english version this time. I like the blurb about this book, so here's to hoping!
     
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  11. MrsEm

    MrsEm Well-Known Member

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    October 2 - I'm #10 on 12 copies. Apparently my library bought 2 more copies (I LOVE my library) so hopefully I'll get this before the end of the month!
     
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  12. michelepixels

    michelepixels Perfectly happy smack in the middle

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    Seeing this is the new posts made me realize we have two books with a form of the word "lie" in our fall book list here. I just started the other one, The Last Time I Lied, yesterday.
     
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  13. Karen

    Karen My Christmas Wish came TRUE!

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    I noticed that too AND we have two authors with "Mc" last names too! Weird!
     
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  14. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Bart would never lie!
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    (Justine is enjoying this book and about 70% through - it reminds her of the Riverdale series a bit on netflix and definitely has parallels to Reconstructing Amelia with the high schoolers - and yes, she's oddly started talking about herself in the third person)
     
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    marijke Well-Known Member

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    Kissed the frog ...
     
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  16. michelepixels

    michelepixels Perfectly happy smack in the middle

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    I'm on page 83 of 373 Kindle-for-iPhone pages. It has got me hooked enough to have read a little of it most every day this week.

    edited several days later when I realized I was confused again by the two books with lied/lying in their titles. I read The Last Time I Lied this week. Haven't started this thread's book yet!
     
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  17. bestcee

    bestcee No pictures? Use your imagination!

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  19. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    I finished this the other day. I'll be back later to type in white but I'm gonna have to self impose a ban on me for suggesting books that have a high schooler die in it - back to back with Amelia, fictional & all, it was too much by the end - it was good but y'know too close to home with DD now 13 to feel like escapist fiction; that said, the book I'm audio-ing is also about teens but a dystopian where they get to resurrect someone on their 18th b'day so maybe it's the combo of all 3
     
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  20. michelepixels

    michelepixels Perfectly happy smack in the middle

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    I'm done! I picked up the book at the library yesterday and finished it this evening. So it's a quick read!

    I'm with you Justine @bellbird I didn't read Reconstructing Amelia but I did just finish The Last Time I Lied so I've had enough murder mystery for a while! Plus this one delves into some very heavy topics. But it was well written enough to keep me wanting to turn pages and find out how it happened. I actually guessed correctly pretty early on, though I wasn't confident until just a chapter before the characters figured it out. And then I was horrified by the idea because it went further than I imagined. I like how the characters developed. And I like that there wasn't too much sappy romance and the ending was a good balance of realistic and romantic.
     
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