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Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful...

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I finished off Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. I’d already seen the movie so the twists were expected, but I still really enjoyed reading this. I’m looking forward to reading more of her work - this time before I watch the movie/show!

I finally started reading Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve had this one for a while but managed to pick up 4 of the other 5 books cheap during a kindle sale the other week, so figured it was about time I started it. I’m currently about halfway through and, so far, it’s FANTASTIC. I’m loving the magic system and the band of thieves element reminds me of The Lies or Locke Lamora, which was one of my favourite reads last year.

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Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn I can't put this book down! I've seen the movie, so I feel like I've already read the book in the sense that I am more aware of what to look for while reading it now.

House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski I've read this book recently, but I am re-reading to follow along with his book club!

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Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn - absolutely loved it. I've read all of Flynn's books and I can't wait to see what she does next.


Speaker for the Dead, by Orson Scott Card - loving it so far, although I'm so confused about the reading order.

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Finished off Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch. Really enjoyed it and got through it in only a couple of days. Great standalone sci-fi thriller.

I’m now reading Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. I’ve seen the movie so totally spoiled this one for myself before I’d started. I’m enjoying the comparison though. There’s a lot of subtext that the movie didn’t quite capture so I’m definitely getting more out of the book despite knowing the big twist.

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I finished Emergency Contact, by Mary HK Choi last night and adored it.

Also started Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn for the first time, as well as the audiobook of Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, by Carrie Brownstein

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I finished The Secret History yesterday and it was fantastic! I did some browsing in the public library today and picked up Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

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St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, by Karen Russell 2/5, I’d previously read Vampires in the Lemon Grove by her and loved it, but this just didn’t live up to my expectations.

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn 3/5, it kept me interested, but had some questionable messages imo.

The Summer Children, by Dot Hutchison 4.5/5, a great end to the trilogy! Not as good as the first book, but better than the second.


History of Violence, by Édouard Louis

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Finished The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin. Very good book, and a good conclusion to the series. I really enjoyed this author's writing and will definitely read more of her stuff.

Started and finished The Barrow Will Send What it May, by Margaret Killjoy. Just as unusual as the first book. Interesting and atypical characters and an odd story line. It won't say it was amazing but it was a very enjoyable short book.

Tonight I will be starting Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn.

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I started Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. It's ok so far, I guess. I'm not loving it.

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This week, I finished:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn I know a lot of people love Gone Girl and a lot of people feel it's overrated. I went in not really knowing anything about it and I was definitely in the former category; I thought it was captivating. I didn't mind the things that were unrealistic, FWIW. (It's definitely not trying to be realistic.)

A Slow Death: 83 Days of Radiation Sickness by NHK TV Crew This is a short read, but very, very dark, so it took me a few sittings to get through it for that reason. It's about the medical progression of one of the victims of the Tokaimura nuclear accident. I do think there is a MUCH longer story in here, and this could have easily been a 400 page book if the authors had gone more into depth on the issues surrounding the accident, how it relates to other critical nuclear accidents, the science of what was physically happening to Ouchi's body, etc.

The Emperor’s New Drugs by Irving Kirsch I thought this book was fine. It's about ten years old and I am in the field, so there wasn't a lot in here that was new for me. (Ordinarily Well is a fairly recent response to these criticisms, so I started that right afterwards.)

They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera This is a fairly sweet YA novel about a version of our world where you get a call the morning you are going to die that lets you know it's your last day. I do wish there had been more world building in general. The fact that there wasn't was really disappointing to me, especially since the GoodReads reviews suggested that there would be (it's also aimed at teens, so their impressions may be different than mine). I also don't love when books use things like Instagram as a MAJOR, recurring theme in the plot. It just seems like it's determining how soon the book will become dated. (Teen may also be more into that than I am.) The ending was lovely, though.

This week, I started:
Ordinarily Well by Peter Kramer

Still chugging on:
Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

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Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn.

My first time reading it, pretty good so far. I started it last night.

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Just started Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, mostly because it's my sister's favorite book and it's been on my PTR list for a while. I got through the first 80 pages and I'm not especially impressed. I think this will be something that I speed through in a week.

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Started Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn last night and hope to finish it tonight (really makes me want to reread Sharp Objects and Dark Places)

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I just finished yesterday Looking Glass, by Andrew Mayne. I'm enjoying his Naturalist series so far.

I started Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn today. Not sure what to expect from the book, even now that I'm almost a 100 pages in.

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Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

I usually read fantasy/sci fi, but after finishing The Broken Earth trilogy I decided to try something a bit different. The only other mystery I’ve read was The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, so I thought another mystery would be a nice change of pace.
Even though I already knew the twist, I enjoyed >! the first half of the book making the case that Nick was the ultimate asshole (and probably guilty of murdering his wife), but the second half of the book demonstrates what a calculating psychopath Amy is. In any other novel Nick would be the sexist, cheating antagonist, but compared to his wife, he’s who we end up empathizing with and rooting for!<

No idea what I’m reading next, probably just find something at the library (which apparently should be replaced by Amazon lol).

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Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Just got to the second part. Can't. Stop. Reading.

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Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

I started it a month or so ago but picked it up again after just not having the energy to read at all. This is the one book incmy life that has not been spoiled for me before I finish so I am very excited to keep reading :) I also love the difference in Amy and Nick's styles of writing/narration(??)--and enjoy Nick's a bit more. Flynn does not disappoint.

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11/22/63 by Stephen King - I liked it and as my first King foray in two decades it was a good one. It was more a love story than anything else. The ending was interesting in that it changed things but the American-centric nature of that change was a little cringe-worthy.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - it was well-written and the main characters were wonderfully odious. I was fascinated by Amy and her thought processes even while thinking she was disgusting. Her description of "Cool Girls" was bang-on and interesting to read.


Ghost Story by Peter Straub - this was lent to me by a co-worker. I am about 1/2 through. It is interesting so far. Definitely one where you have to wait to form a valid opinion I think.

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Finished Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. Maybe unpopular opinion, but I think it was ok at best. I felt like Amy was just too perfect and found it unbelievable.

Just started The Wasp Factory, by Iain Banks.

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Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Was delighted with this book until the last couple of chapters. That left me totally unsatisfied, and even angry. What kind of ending is that?

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Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Started and Finished this week. I'm a bit late to the party on this one, I know. I was too young when it came out though.

I really loved it, Amy and Nick both had such clear and distinct voices as pov, and despite being shitty people were oddly like-able in a 'this is a fictional character so I like them, even though I'd hate them if they were real' kind of way. Obviously I'm just coming off the high of having finished the book, but I think Amy is one of my favourite fictional characters of all time, could be my favourite once I've had more time to settle on it. I about died laughing in a late chapter, no specifics of course but: "Ping!"

I went into this expecting a good mystery thriller, I did not expect to instead get such a good dark comedy.

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Started: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Always Coming Home: Author's Expanded Edition, by Ursula K. Le Guin I was not engaged at all. It's written as an ethnography, not a novel. I might give it another chance next year or beyond.

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Started: The Circle, by Dave Eggers
Finished: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn: Terrible book