JULY WAS A GOOD READING MONTH…

Another month has flown by, almost literally, as I scarcely blinked before it was over.  But…I read more books this month than any previous ones in the last while.  In fact, the last month in which I read FOURTEEN books was January!  So I guess something went right this month.

I had several books that vied for favorites, so I ended up choosing two fiction books and one nonfiction for that title.

Fiction Books:

 

Nonfiction Book:

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Genres:

     Thrillers:  8

     Contemporary Fiction:  4

     Nonfiction:  2

 

Here are my books, with titles linked to my reviews:

JULY 2020:

1.Dead Letters (e-book), by Caite Dolan-Leach -(332 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/4/20

2.Friends & Strangers (e-book), by J. Courtney Sullivan – (416 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/31/20

3.Girl from Widow Hills, The (e-book), by Megan Miranda – (332 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 7/21/20

4.Half Sister, The (e-book), by Sandie Jones – (304 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/6/20

5.House Guest, The (e-book), by Mark Edwards – (294 pages) – (thriller) – 7/2/20

6.Night Swim, The (e-book), by Megan Goldin – (352 pages) – (thriller) – 7/28/20 (NG-8/4/20)

7.Nomadland (e-book), by Jessica Bruder – (287 pages) – (nonfiction) – 7/15/20

8.Playing Nice (e-book), by JP Delaney – (417 pages) – (domestic suspense) – 7/25/20 – (NG-7/28/20)

9.Request, The (e-book), by David Bell – (403 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 7/26/20

10.Safe Place, The (e-book), by Anna Downes – (342 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 7/24/20

11.Stranger in the Lake (e-book), by Kimberly Belle – (352 pages) – (mystery) – 7/13/20

12.Swap, The (e-book), by Robyn Harding – (315 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 7/10/20

13.Too Much & Never Enough (e-book), by Mary L Trump, Ph.D. – (236 pages) – (nonfiction) – 7/16/20

14.What You Wish For (e-10book), by Katherine Center – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/8/20 – (NG-7/14/20)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JULY 2020:    14

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JULY 2020: 4,702

BOOKS READ YTD:  86

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How did your July unfold?  Come on by and share.

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WRAPPING UP APRIL…

The bells have tolled for April, and it is hard to believe that we have gone through four months of 2020.  Considering all that is going on around us, our bookish moments are treasures to savor.

There were so many really good books, that choosing a favorite was almost impossible.  I ended up choosing these two as my winners this month.  One was literary fiction, and the other was nonfiction:

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Genres:

     Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense:  6

      Literary Fiction:   1

      Nonfiction:  1

      Contemporary Fiction:  3

      Historical Fiction:  2

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Click the titles to read my reviews:

APRIL 2020:

1.Cornelli (e-book), by Johanna Spyri – (146 pages) – (historical fiction) – 4/4/20

2.Cross Her Heart (e-book), by Melinda Leigh – (319 pages) – (murder mystery) – 4/8/20

3.Follow Me (e-book), by Kathleen Barber – (334 pages) – (thriller) – 4/4/20

4.Mrs. (e-book), by Caitlin Macy – (352 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/20/20

5.New Girl, The (e-book), by Harriet Walker – (304 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 4/26/20 – (NG-5/19/20)

6.New Husband, The (e-book), by D.J. Palmer – (379 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 4/29/20

7.Operator, The, by Gretchen Berg- (337 pages) – (historical fiction) – 4/1/20

8.Redhead by the Side of the Road (e-book), by Anne Tyler – (192 pages) – (literary fiction) – 4/24/20

9.Safe House (e-book), by Jo Jakeman – (352 pages) – (thriller) – 4/17/20

10.  Sea Glass Cottage, The (e-book), by RaeAnne Thayne – (384 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/11/20

11.Separation Anxiety (e-book), by Laura Zigman – (284 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/14/20

12.Something She’s Not Telling Us (e-book), by Darcey Bell – (317 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 4/22/20

13.Watergate Girl, The, by Jill Wine-Banks – (238 pages) – (memoir, nonfiction) – 4/6/20 – (Nonfiction Challenge)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN APRIL 2020:    13

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN APRIL 2020:  3,938

BOOKS READ YTD:  47

FAVORITE BOOKS IN APRIL 2020:

Redhead by the Side of the Road, by Anne Tyler

The Watergate Girl, by Jill Wine-Banks

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How was your reading month?  Come on by and share.

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GOODBYE TO MARCH!

Another month has flown by!  While I didn’t read a lot of books (just ten!), I did enjoy them.

My Favorite for the Month:

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Genres:

     Mysteries/Thrillers:  7

     Nonfiction:  1

     Fictionalized Memoir:  1

     Contemporary Fiction:  1

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Here are the books!  Click titles for my reviews.

MARCH 2020:

1.And They Called It Camelot, by Stephanie Marie Thornton – (450 pages) – (fictionalized memoir) – 3/24/20

2.Coconut Layer Cake Murder (e-book), by Joanne Fluke – (352 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/11/20

3.Eight Perfect Murders (e-book), by Peter Swanson – (288 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/20/20

4.Heaven Adjacent (e-book), by Catherine Ryan Hyde – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/28/20

5.Mssing Sister, The (e-book), by Elle Marr – (294 pages) – (thriller) – 3/21/20 (Amazon freebie)

6.Other Mrs., The (e-book), by Mary Kubica – (361 pages) – (thriller) – 3/18/20

7.Pretty as a Picture (e-book), by Elizabeth Little – (333 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/14/20

8.Red Lotus, The (e-book), by Chris Bohjalian – (400 pages) – (mystery/suspense) – 3/8/20 – (NG-3/17/20)

9.Wallis In Love, by Andrew Morton – (334 pages) – (nonfiction/biography) – 3/27/20 – (Nonfiction Challenge)

10.When You See Me (e-book), by Lisa Gardner – (382 pages) – (mystery/thriller) – 3/4/20

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN MARCH 2020:    10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN MARCH 2020:  3,514

BOOKS READ YTD:  34

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What did your month look like?  Come on by and share.

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GOODBYE TO FEBRUARY…

Another month bites the dust!  February was short, but there were some great books to devour.

My Favorites:

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Genres:

     Literary Fiction – 1

     Nonfiction – 1

     Contemporary Fiction – 1

     Thrillers/Mystery/ – 7

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Here are the books, linked to my reviews:

FEBRUARY 2020:

1.American Dirt (e-book), by Jeanine Cummins – (377 pages) – (literary fiction) – 2/14/20)

2.Becoming, by Michelle Obama – (421 pages) – (memoir) – 2/14/20 (Nonfiction Challenge)

3..Country Guesthouse, The (e-book), by Robyn Carr – (336 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 2/4/20

4.Dead to Her (e-book), by Sarah Pinborough – (400 pages) – (mystery) – 2/27/20

5.Deep State (e-book), by Chris Hauty – (280 pages) – (political thriller) – 2/8/20

6.Housekeeper, The, by Natalie Barelli – (260 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 2/29/20

7.Losing You, by Nicci French – (322 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 2/9/20

8.Perfect Little Children (e-book), by Sophie Hannah – (327 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 2/20/20

9.Wives, The, by Tarryn Fisher – (320 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 2/22/20

10.You Are Not Alone (e-book), by Greer Hendricks/Sarah Pekkanen – (352 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 2/17/20 – (NG – 3/3/20)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN FEBRUARY 2020:    10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN FEBRUARY 2020:  3,395

BOOKS READ YTD:  24

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What did your month look like?

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GOODBYE TO DECEMBER & HELLO TO JANUARY 2020…

It’s time to look back at the month…and the year. Let’s curl up and take a peek.

Here are three favorites for the month:

 

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Genres:

Nonfiction:  4

Historical Fiction:  2

Contemporary Fiction:  2

Suspense:  1

Literary Fiction:  1

Now for my ten books read.  Click titles for my reviews.

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1.All the Flowers in Paris, by Sarah Jio – (291 pages) – (historical fiction) – 12/30/19

2.A Life on the Edge, by Sheila Weller – (358 pages)- (memoir) – 12/5/19

3.Big Lies in a Small Town (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain – (400 pages) – (historical fiction) – 12/13/19 – (NG – 1/14/20)

4.Confession Club, The (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg – (304 pages) – (literary fiction) – 12/9/19

5.Delusions of Grandma, by Carrie Fisher (280 pages) – (fictionalized autobiography) – 12/25/19

6.Empty Nest, The (e-book), by Sue Watson – (290 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 12/28/19

7.Marilyn Monroe:  The Private Life of a Public Icon, by Charles Casillo – (317 pages) – (biography) – 12/16/19

8.Meg & Jo, by Virginia Kantra – (371 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 12/23/19

9.Tell Me Everything (e-book), by Amy Hatvany – (307 pages) – (contemporary fiction) -12/19/19

10.Truth Will Set You Free, The, But Then It Will Piss You Off,  by Gloria Steinem – (161 pages) – (memoir) – 12/9/19

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN DECEMBER 2019:    10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN DECEMBER: 3,087

BOOKS READ YTD:  117

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What did your month look like?  How many books did you read during the year?

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HELLO, APRIL: MONTHLY WRAP-UP

Another month bites the dust!  Tomorrow is the April First, and I’m not foolin’,  Yeah, that was silly.  March brought some good books, so let’s take a peek.  First are my two favorites…I couldn’t choose just one.

Genres:

     Mysteries/Thrillers – 5

     Contemporary Fiction – 5

     Literary Fiction – 1

 

 

Here are the books.  Click my titles to see my reviews.

MARCH 2019:

1.Ash Family, The (e-book), by Molly Dektar – (352 pages) – (literary fiction) – 3/30/19 – (NetGalley – 4/9/19)

2.Back Stabbers (e-book, #8), by Julie Mulhern – (244 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/31/19

3.Her One Mistake (e-book), by Heidi Perks- (304 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 3/22/19

4.I Invited Her In (e-book), by Adele Parks – (432 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/25/19

5.In the Blink of an Eye (e-book), by Jesse Blackadder – (384 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/9/19 – (NetGalley – 3/19/19)

6.I Owe You One (e-book), by Sophie Kinsella – (432 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/18/19

7.Liar’s Child, The (e-book), by Carla Buckley – (288 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/21/19

8.Me For You (e-book), by Lolly Winston – (304 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3-6-19 – (NG- 3/19/19)

9.Next To Die, The (e-book), by Sophie Hannah – (398 pages) – (mystery) – 3/14/19

10.Night Beach, by Joanne DeMaio – (260 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/16/19 – (Author Review Request)

11.Silent Patient, The (e-book), by Alex Michaelides – (323 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 3/1/19

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN  MARCH 2019:    11

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN MARCH: 3,721

BOOKS READ YTD:   31

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HELLO, NOVEMBER! MONTHLY WRAP-UP…

As we say goodbye to October, we anticipate the holidays ahead…and we may be changing up our reading in honor of the occasions.  Let’s join Kathryn at Book Date to see what others have done this month.

My Favorite for October:

GENRES FOR THE MONTH:

Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense:  5

Contemporary Fiction:  3

Nonfiction:  1

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My numbers weren’t great this month, with only 9 books read and reviewed!  But I did enjoy a nice mix of plots and titles.  I am in the midst of another book that I had hoped to finish by day’s end…but I decided to go ahead and write this post.

Click the titles to read my reviews.

 

OCTOBER 2018:

1.A Year of Extraordinary Moments (e-book), by Bette Lee Crosby – (368 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/8/18 – (NG-10/16)

2.Book Club, The (e-book), by Mary Alice Monroe – (400 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/13/18

3.Day of the Dead (e-book, Frieda Klein Novel), by Nicci French (416 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 10/27/18)

4.First Flurries (e-book), by Joanne DeMaio – (239 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – (Author Review Book) – 10-15-18

5.I Know You Know (e-book), by Gilly Macmillan – (348 pages) –  (murder mystery/suspense)-10/5/18

6.In Pieces, by Sally Field (396 pages) – (memoir) – 10/21/18

7. Neighbors, The (e-book), by Hannah Mary McKinnon – (384 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 10/30/18

8.Open Your Eyes, by Paula Daly, (339 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 10/29/18

9.They All Fall Down (e-book), by Tammy Cohen (377 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 10/18/18

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER 2018:    9

NUMBER OF PAGES READ OCTOBER 2018:   3,267

BOOKS READ YTD:   124

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How did your month turn out for you?  Enjoy November.

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HELLO, SEPTEMBER! AUGUST MONTHLY WRAP-UP

Welcome to September…and goodbye to August.  What a great month, and it seemed to fly by.  Head on over to Book Date, to link up with others and their wrap-up posts.

My August fell into these genres:

Mystery/Thrillers – 7

Contemporary Fiction – 3

Literary Fiction – 2

Historical Fiction – 1

Nonfiction – 1

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This month, I read 4 books with more than 400 pages.

My two favorites this past month…and it was hard to choose, as there were so many good ones.

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the books I read; click titles for my reviews:

AUGUST 2018:

1.All Your Perfects (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/16/18

2.A Noise Downstairs (e-book), by Linwood Barclay – (368 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 8/21/18

3.An Unwanted Guest (e-book), by Shari Lapena – (290 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/28/18

4.Clock Dance (e-book), by Anne Tyler – (304 pages) – (literary fiction) – 8/7/18

5.Date, The (e-book), by Louise Jensen – (300 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 8/4/18

6.Feared (e-book, Rosato & DiNunzio), by Lisa Scottoline – 400 pages – (legal thriller) – 8/2/18 – (NG-8/14)

7.Growing up Fisher, by Joely Fisher (305 pages) – (memoir) – 8/5/18

8.Lies (e-book), by T. M. Logan – (432 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 8/26/18 – (NG-9/11)

9.Not Her Daughter (e-book), by Rea Frey – (362 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/10/18 – (NG – 8/21/18)

10.November Road, by Lou Berney – (299 pages) – (historical fiction) – 8/25/18 – (Amazon Vine)

11.Perfect Couple, The (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand – (465 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/14/18

12.Pieces of Her (e-book), by Karin Slaughter – (480 pages) – (mystery) – 8/31/18

13.When the Lights Go Out (e-book), by Mary Kubica – (336 pages) – (mystery) -8/23/18 – (NG-9/4/18)

14.Whistle in the Dark (e-book), by Emma Healey – (330 pages) – (literary fiction) – 8/18/18

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN AUGUST 2018:        14

NUMBER OF PAGES READ AUGUST 2018:           4,991

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                 103

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What did your August look like?

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ANOTHER MONTH BITES THE DUST….MONTHLY WRAP-UP

How did my Bookworm’s Journey fare in May 2018?   I didn’t read quite as many books, but there were some really good ones.  Check over at Book Date, to see what others are sharing.

My Favorite for the Month:

 

My Genres are surprisingly balanced…again.

My Genres:

     Contemporary Fiction:  4

     Mysteries/Thrillers:  4

     Literary Fiction:  3

     Nonfiction:  1

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Here are the books I read and reviewed.  Click titles to check out my reviews.

MAY 2018:

1.Beach Bliss, by Joanne DeMaio – (354 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/21/18 – (Author Review Request)

2.Before I Let You Go (e-book), by Kelly Rimmer – (384 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/12/18

3.Every Note Played (e-book), by Lisa Genova – (321 pages) – (literary fiction) – 5/17/18)

4.Female Persuasion, The (e-book), by Meg Wolitzer – (464 pages) – (literary fiction) – 5/9/18

5.Garden of Small Beginnings, The (e-book), by Abbi Waxman – (358 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/14/18

6.Gunners, The (e-book), by Rebecca Kauffman – (234 pages) – (literary fiction) 5/30/18

7.How To Walk Away (e-book), by Katherine Center – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/2/18 – (NG – 5/15/18)

8.I Am I Am I Am (e-book), by Maggie O’Farrell (304 pages) – (memoir) – 5/24/18

9.Lying in Wait (e-book), by Liz Nugent – (320 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 5/26/18 – (NG – 6/12/18)

10.New Neighbors, The (e-book), by Simon Lelic – (328 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 5/6/18

11.Other Mother, The (e-book), by Carol Goodman – (321 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 5/4/18

12.Perfect Mother, The (e-book), by Aimee Molloy – (336 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 5/22/18

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN MAY 2018:        12

NUMBER OF PAGES READ MAY 2018:               4,044

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                               65

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How did your journey end?  What did you discover about your choices?

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HELLO, MAY! CHECK OUT MY APRIL READING…

Another month bites the dust!  My bookworm’s journey is traveling down a great path, with lots of wonderful book discoveries.  Check in at Book Date, to see how others are doing.

Genres:

     Mystery/Thrillers – 5

     Contemporary/Historical Fiction – 6

     Nonfiction/Memoir – 2

 

Favorite Read for the Month:

Check on my titles to read my reviews:

APRIL 2018:

1.A Nantucket Wedding (e-book), by Nancy Thayer – (300 pages) – (contemporary romance) – 4/17/18

2.A Turn for the Bad (e-book, County Cork Mystery #4), by Sheila Connolly – (294 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 4/7/18

3.Darkness Gathers, The (e-book), by Lisa Unger – (338 pages) – (thriller) – 4/10/18

4.Go Ask Fannie, by Elisabeth Hyde – (291 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – (Amazon Vine) – 4/12/18

5.High Tide Club, The (e-book), by Mary Kay Andrews – (480 pages) – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 4/21/18 -(NG-5/8/18)

6.Let Me Lie (e-book), by Clare Mackintosh – (395 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 4/24/18

7.Paper Ghosts (e-book), by Julia Heaberlin – (368 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 4/27/18 – (NG-5/15/18)

8.Paris Ever After (e-book), by K.S.R. Burns (260 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/15/18 – (NG – 5/1/18)

9.Saints for All Occasions (e-book), by J. Courtney Sullivan – (353 pages) – (historical fiction) – 4/6/18

10.Sisters Like Us (e-book), by Susan Mallery – (432 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/30/18

11.Sometimes I Lie (e-book), by Alice Feeney – (264 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 4/3/18

12.True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness (e-book), by Christine Lahti – (224 pages) – (memoir) – 4/18/18

13.Unexpected Mother, The (e-book), by Susan A. Ring – (301 pages) – (nonfiction/memoir) – 4/14/18

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN APRIL 2018:        13

NUMBER OF PAGES READ APRIL 2018:              4,300

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                               53

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