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  • mthupp
    20.10.2021 - 1 day ago

    A Dozen Haunting Books for 2021

    A Dozen Haunting Books for 2021

    I have usually devoted at least one October post to “haunting books,” because October is both National Book Month and the month we celebrate Halloween. This year, I have a long list of books I’ve read in the last twelve months that could be considered haunting. I’ve winnowed the group down to a dozen books, which I’m grouping into three categories. First, here are the top five thrillers I read…

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    #Anna North#Chris Whitaker#haunting books #J.P. Delaney #Jane Harper#Janice Hadlow#Jodi Picoult#Jonelle Patrick#Julie Clark#Kristin Hannah#Matt Haig #National Book Month #Outlawed#Playing Nice#reading#Sarah Penner#Tana French #The Book of Two Ways #The Four Winds #The Last Flight #The Last Tea Bowl Thief #The Lost Apothecary #The Midnight Library #The Other Bennet Sister #The Searcher#The Survivors #We Begin at the End
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  • jay-lea
    13.10.2021 - 1 week ago

    I wish to god every day tumblr english class arguments never happened so every single review for the books I read wasn’t “hm seems copied :/”  for being the same genre another piece of media or people ignoring all the hinted parts of stories because they aren’t explicitly spelled out and then calling them plot holes

    #on the opposite side I also would ban reddit from media analysis #bc they get the opposite way and insist that black mold is the true explanation for any mystery or crime motivator #hill house i could get if there weren't actual fucking ghosts but tana french novels?? #i just wish I could have people to talk books to but everyone online makes me wish i didn't know how to read
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  • tea-and-pirates
    09.10.2021 - 1 week ago

    I finished faithful place today and I have so many feelings 😭 it wasn’t as good as the likeness but still v good. Love how tana french writes flawed & interesting characters. Her setting work is also really well done! I am v soft for frank and holly. I have the next 2 books on hold. Fingers crossed they become available for me soon. If I’m desperate enough I’ll read the ebooks instead of listening to the audiobooks but I love the narration and have trouble focusing on physical words lately

    #booklr#books#tana french #I cried but it’s been an emotional week #my brain is fried I swear audiobooks are just so much easier for me lately
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  • sibylvane
    09.10.2021 - 1 week ago

    I’ll never be free of her. I wear her face; as I get older it’ll stay her changing mirror, the one glimpse of all the ages she never had. I lived her life, for a few strange bright weeks; her blood went into making me what I am, the same way it went to make the bluebells and the hawthorn tree.

    #the brainrot continues #cassie lexie mmm my beloved identity thiefs #yeah the tv show did the likeness dirty but .... hear me out ...... #sarah greene#<33 #my gf (real)! #the likeness #dublin murder squad #dublin murders#tana french
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  • sibylvane
    08.10.2021 - 1 week ago


    "People talked about us the way you do about twins, like we were one person— ‘That’s MaddoxandRyan’s case, get MaddoxandRyan to do it . . .’ If anyone had asked me, I’d have said this was it: the two of us, for the rest of our careers, we’d retire on the same day so neither of us would ever have to work with anyone else and the squad would give us one gold watch between us. I didn’t think about any of that at the time, mind. I just took it for granted. I couldn’t imagine anything else."

    #rob mentions in the likeness mmm #i never actually shipped them but god !!!! i miss them !!! #the likeness #in the woods #dublin murder squad #dublin murders#killian scott#sarah greene#tana french#sobs #my dear messed up detectives
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  • sibylvane
    08.10.2021 - 1 week ago

    My main feeling was that I was fucked. These four had harmonies close as the most polished a cappella group on the planet, and I had to pick up my line and join in the jam session without missing a single beat.

    inspired by this post.

    #your honor i am back on my bullshit !!!! #the likeness#tana french#dublin murders #dublin murder squad #dark academia #my precious pretentious lit students <3333 #how i miss u !!!!! #tl brainrot is in full swing again :// #and it's going to be EVERYONE'S problem !
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  • tea-and-pirates
    07.10.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Reading and loving The Likeness and Faithful Place has me seriously questioning whether I really didn’t care for In the Woods that much 

    #books#booklr#tana french #dublin murder squad #or maybe rob was just that annoying #i had serious doubts about frank as a narrator in faithful place #but im ?? actually really engaged by his voice and dare i say relating to him?? #tana french is a good character writer #should i reread in the woods??? #give rob another chance lol
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  • retinafetish
    06.10.2021 - 2 weeks ago
    #Tana French #In the woods #book cover #book cover design #book design#hand lettering
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  • lemurs-lionsmanes
    05.10.2021 - 2 weeks ago
    #Tana French #In The Woods #woods#Rob Ryan#Forests#dublin murders#irish quotes#irish literature#literature#quote#love #quotes about that time you told the woman you desired that you loved her and then pretended you didnt the next day
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  • savetheghostswemakeforourselves
    03.10.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    I wish I knew someone who has watched Dublin Murders and/or read the Dublin Murder Squad Series by Tana French because I HAVE OPINIONS and I need to talk to someone about it

    #dublin murder squad #dublin murders#tana french #for real Cassie is my favorite character ever
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  • matcherry
    03.10.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    That book I mentioned the other day? I love it.

    The protagonist’s gender has not even been mentioned and I’m four chapters in. No pronouns. Nothing besides their name. Everyone talks about them as a “young person” or “my friend” or speaks in partial sentences so they say “old friend. Makes perfume” and totally avoids anything gendered.

    I’ve never read a book that relies so heavily on scent. Every character is described as a scent, every CHAPTER is described with top, middle, and base notes at the beginning and it’s so cool to see the notes in the chapter.

    It talks about how scent is so strongly associated with memory, which is something I’ve always loved as a concept. It’s so cool to read a book about it and have that extra sense overlaying everything.

    It’s a really specific type of book that reminds me of other books I’ve read, like the really atmospheric and beautiful ones, and at this point I’m considering actually interviewing the author for once so I can write about the story more in depth (that’s if I can bring myself to talk to someone this genius??)

    #my English major shows when I read books like this #I want to analyze it so bad like part of me is just like someone put this in a class so it can be the one decent book your students read all #semester #it reminds me a lot of the likeness by Tana French #even though it’s totally different #but it’s like that same smart vibe murdery book #it’s kind of rare that I get an arc that I really love from a publisher #the last one was the book written by the cabbage merchant #this is eli
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  • hounskul
    02.10.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    the excitement of my book club (expanded from me and 1 other person to me and 3 other people) doing a raffle for what book we read next........the thrill of it all

    #we decided that each month everyone puts a book in a hat and we randomly draw #this month is: The Searcher by Tana French #never heard of it so we will see #eyes emoji#book club #book club is possibly the best thing ever. idk. LOVE getting random books i'd never pick out #even if i end up not liking them #it's cool
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  • hungryblueghost
    01.10.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    “[I] thought of those herds of horses you get in the vast wild spaces of America and Australia, the ones running free, fighting off bobcats or dingoes and living lean on what they find, gold and tangled in the fierce sun. My friend Alan from when I was a kid, he worked on a ranch in Wyoming one summer, on a J1 visa. He watched guys breaking those horses. He told me that every now and then there was one that couldn't be broken, one wild to the bone. Those horses fought the bridle and the fence till they were ripped up and streaming blood, till they smashed their legs or their necks to splinters, till they died of fighting to run.”

    —Tana French, The Likeness

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  • e-b-reads
    01.10.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Book(s) of the month: Sep 2021

    According to StoryGraph I’ve read 25 books this month. I was going to try something where I look back each month and choose one book to recommend (not necessarily a favorite)...but choosing only one out of 25 is tricky. So here’s a few books I enjoyed this month, and why I think they are worth reading.

    - The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas): I didn’t find this as groundbreaking a work of fiction as I think some folks did; but it is well-written, and it covers important ideas and perspectives in a way that I think makes it easier to take them in than if the same ideas and perspectives were delivered via a lecture. If you are OK with YA, and would like to learn or think more about US systems of policing and the BLM movement, read this.

    - The Trespasser (Tana French): OK, I admit that in the last couple months I read the entire Dublin Murder Squad series, of which this is the last, so partly this is just to recommend the series. Within the series, though, I do think this is possibly my favorite (this could easily change tomorrow, favorite books are hard to choose) because it wraps up more neatly than some others, and also, honestly, has one of the least depressing endings, murder aside. I don’t think depressing endings are bad writing, I just personally prefer some hope. If you like murder mysteries that suck you in and get you invested in the characters despite their complexities and faults, read this whole series.

    - Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen): I read Pride and Prejudice in high school (and a few times since) and have only started reading the rest of Austen recently (!). So far I’ve re-read P&P, read Emma, and now this. I think Northanger Abbey may be Jane Austen’s funniest book (that I’ve read so far), and I think so even though I haven’t read Udolpho. I love Catherine, she manages to have no and too much imagination simultaneously, while also just being a good person. Read this if you like funny things or Jane Austen, I don’t know what else to tell you.

    #books of the month #book recs #the hate u give #angie thomas#the trespasser #dublin murder squad #tana french#northanger abbey#jane austen #i guess if i do this tumblr thing i need to develop a tag system? #we'll see how that goes #maybe someday i'll have followers and i'll reblog this
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  • avigaal
    27.09.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    “Maybe she, like me, would have loved the tiny details and inconveniences even more dearly than the wonders, because they are the things that prove you belong.”

    Tana French, Into The Woods

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  • thoughtfulfangirling
    26.09.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    I think If I would have read In the Woods by Tana French at any time other than for Autumn/Spooky reading, I would have been intensely frustrated by the end of the book. So it works out very nicely for me that I held off reading it until I was in the mood for autumnal reading.

    It ticked a lot of boxes I like in fall reading, one being a theme toward letting go of something in ones self. A personal fall where you watch the leaves of some part of oneself die and make room for grief and the spring to come—something new to grow in that place. Usually I enjoy this while being able to see that spring off in the distance, but not everything survives winter.

    #TF Reads #In the Woods #Tana French #Book 49 of 2021 hell yeah! #fall fun
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  • thoughtfulfangirling
    23.09.2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Ahhh Rob! I knew you were fucking up badly but how do you fuck up this badly you idiot!!

    #I'm so mad at him ruining the best thing about this book ahh #tf rants at fictional characters #in the woods #Tana French#tf reads#tf rambles
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  • the-secret-historian
    22.09.2021 - 4 weeks ago

    This was supposed to be a thriller! Why does my heart hurt?

    Me everytime I pick up a Tana French book

    #tana french #the secret place #the likeness#dark academia #in the woods
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