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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Soubhiville
My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Hello #authoramonth readers!

June has been flying by for me, how about you? I‘m seeing lots of reviews of @ChrisBohjalian ‘s books, and I‘m happy to see so many enjoying them.

Heads up that July will bring us Jason Reynolds, in case you need to place library holds or go shopping 🙂📚.

Happy Reading!

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TheBookHippie I could only read one but added a ton to my TBR! So many posts! I‘ve read all of Jason‘s books -so I‘ll see you in August! 1w
Kangaj1 I read The Flight Attendant and really enjoyed it! Hoping to also get to Midwives this month... 1w
PurpleyPumpkin Gah!! How is it already the second half of June??? I haven‘t had a chance to start this month‘s pick yet. 😬Hopefully will do so in the next day or two. 🤞🏽 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve read 3 and all were great!! I think I‘m skipping July but it‘s fine if you tag me!! I like knowing what‘s going on xxx 1w
Allylu I‘m planning to read “Ghost” in July. It‘s on my daughter‘s bookshelf so no need to worry about access. 😊 1w
Bookzombie I‘m working The Night Strangers for this month. I‘m going to finish JR‘s track series next month, read the graphic novel for Long Way Down and probably pick up another. 🙂 1w
dariazeoli Finished The Sleepwalker yesterday and liked it a lot! Thanks for sending it my way :) 1w
UwannaPublishme Great photo! 7d
DivineDiana Still reading The Sandcastle Girls. Determined to finish by the end of the month! 6d
Larkken Finished night strangers, but I fear it wasn‘t for me! I‘ll try again next month 😊 6d
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LitsyEvents
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@Soubhiville

https://litsy.com/p/cVQ2c0lNaEJB

It‘s June, time to pull out our Chris Bohjalian books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you!
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LitsyEvents There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year:

Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17unQAjR_xGxyxx9h_8uI2LVl_MwyJrBn_eKWqStr6fA/vie...

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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Soubhiville
My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s June, time to pull out our Chris Bohjalian books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you!

There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year: ⬇️

Soubhiville -There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing the Google form each month. (this prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.) ⬇️ (edited) 4w
Soubhiville -There will be one or two prizes chosen from the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club.

-There will also be a few random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year. ⬇️
4w
Soubhiville Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17unQAjR_xGxyxx9h_8uI2LVl_MwyJrBn_eKWqStr6fA/vie...

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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Cinfhen Im hoping to listen to 4w
Cinfhen Thanks for hosting 💕💕 4w
CoffeeNBooks This month might be the month I finish an #AAM book! 😁 4w
Bookzombie I have this one waiting for me at the library to pick up. 4w
Allylu I'm going to try The Sandcastle Girls. 4w
Soubhiville My favorites by CB: Midwives, Before You Know Kindness, Trans-Sister Radio, and The Sleepwalker. His new one The Lioness was fun too. 4w
Lcsmcat @Allylu I think that may be his best book. 4w
Lcsmcat I‘m planning to read 4w
vlwelser Starting this right now. Someone totally fab sent it to me in the mail. 4w
Bookwormjillk Woo hoo! I‘m next in line at the library for 4w
Julsmarshall I‘m planning to listen to 4w
Kangaj1 I don't think I got tagged, but I am planning on Midwives and The Flight Attendant. 4w
Soubhiville @Kangaj1 I‘ll double check that you‘re on my list, sorry about that! Glad you‘re joining us! 4w
Bklover I‘m thinking about reading 4w
Amiable I'm reading “Sandcastle Girls“ and also hoping to get to “Hour of the Witch“ 4w
MeganAnn I have this one on my shelf to read 4w
DivineDiana @MeganAnn I too have that on my shelf, and am happy to finally read it this month! 🙂 4w
DHill I‘ll be reading 3w
Blackink_WhitePaper I just started reading 3w
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Soubhiville
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There are so many great and slightly unsettling author pics of Patricia Highsmith that I couldn‘t choose just one! I love an author photo that includes a pet, and she clearly loved her cats.

May is halfway over #AuthorAMonth readers. I hope you‘re enjoying your picks.

June‘s author will be Chris Bohjalian, in case you need to put in an order or library hold. (He‘s a favorite of mine, from my birth state, Vermont.)

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Cinfhen Thanks for posting the reminder! I bailed on my original pick for Highsmith ( Deepwater) but I‘m gonna try another 1mo
Cinfhen And I‘m hoping to pick up the newest book from Bohjalian 1mo
Soubhiville @Cinfhen I just started The Lioness- picked up on my travels and couldn‘t wait! Lol. 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, good to know 😄 1mo
BarkingMadRun I have a book for June! 1mo
UwannaPublishme I‘m leaning toward The Lioness too. 1mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I am reading short stories collection of Highsmith. It is as u said unsettling but wittily crafted stories. Thanks for recommendation💐 I am reading 1mo
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Soubhiville
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It‘s May, time to pull out our Patricia Highsmith books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you!

There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year: ⬇️

Soubhiville -There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing the Google form each month. (this prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.) 2mo
Soubhiville -There will be one or two prizes chosen from the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club. 2mo
Soubhiville -There will also be a few random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year.

Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17unQAjR_xGxyxx9h_8uI2LVl_MwyJrBn_eKWqStr6fA/vie...
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Soubhiville As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading! 2mo
Cinfhen Im ready to go!!! Will be reading 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Perfect! I have a few on my tbr shelves! @Cinfhen Deep Water is good, hope you‘ll enjoy 👌 2mo
squirrelbrain I have two - Strangers on a Train and Carol. Both work for #pop22 prompts as well. 2mo
Cinfhen Hiiiiii Jessie!!!!!! What‘s new @erzascarletbookgasm ??! 2mo
vlwelser Found this at my library. I've read some of her more famous ones already. 2mo
CoffeeNBooks I've got The Talented Mr. Ripley downloaded on my phone. 2mo
DHill I‘ll be reading Carol 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Strangers on the Train came in for me at the library - it's been on my TBR for quite some time!! 2mo
AmyG I have on hold Strangers on a Train..due soon. 2mo
Butterfinger I plan to listen to The Tremor of Forgery. What a title!!! 2mo
Bklover I will probably skip this month as I have no Highsmith books and can‘t borrow any on hoopla either (you‘d think they‘d have at least one Highsmith book!) Will keep looking and watching for kindle sales. I am, however, fully prepared for next month‘s Bohjalian! 2mo
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Soubhiville
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Here we are at the end of the month again #AuthorAMonth readers! I really liked my John Boyne book, A History of Loneliness. I‘ve enjoyed the others I‘ve read by him in the past.

I‘ve read and stacked books from all of your reviews!

Monday starts May and our Patricia Highsmith books. If you haven‘t yet put in your library holds, it‘s time to get to it! Have a great weekend all. 📚❤️📚

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Lcsmcat Thanks again for organizing this! 2mo
Soubhiville @Lcsmcat 😊❤️ I love doing it! 2mo
TheBookHippie Thanks so much !!! I‘ve never read Mays author so I did some library holds! 2mo
AmyG Thank you! Boyne is a huge favorite. 2mo
Bookwormjillk Thank you! I‘m so glad I finally read 2mo
Larkken He was new to me, so this was a fun and interesting April for me! Thanks! 2mo
Megabooks I enjoyed 1 of my 2 from Boyne, but I‘m glad to have read both. I have 2 Highsmith books checked out for next month. 👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks so much for running this @Soubhiville 💜 2mo
Bookzombie I‘m still working on my book, but I think I should finish it in time. 🙂 2mo
Cinfhen I really liked my Boyne and now I‘m ready to go with this one!! Thanks for hosting each month 2mo
dariazeoli Just finished my 2nd Boyne of the month. He‘s so good! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve only read one for April. Looking forward to May, another favourite author. 👍 2mo
squirrelbrain I read this one, and have two Highsmiths on loan from the library already…Carol and Strangers on a Train. 2mo
Bklover Just finishing up This House is Haunted, which I have thoroughly enjoyed! Thanks again Soubhi for all you do. 2mo
CoffeeNBooks I didn't get to any John Boyne books in April, but I'm looking forward to reading a Patricia Highsmith book in May- I've never read any of her books. 2mo
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Soubhiville
My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s April, time to pull out our John Boyne books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you! ⬇️

Soubhiville There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year:

-There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing the Google form each month. (this prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.) ⬇️
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Soubhiville -There will be one or two prizes chosen from the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club.

-There will also be a few random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year. ⬇️
3mo
Soubhiville Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17unQAjR_xGxyxx9h_8uI2LVl_MwyJrBn_eKWqStr6fA/vie...

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚.
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mom2bugnbee I've never read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and both of my girls loved it, so that's my start! 3mo
Kangaj1 I have already read The Heart's Invisible Furies, so I plan to read A Ladder to the Sky. 3mo
vlwelser Planning to start with this one. 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve read a lot of his already, but have this one on my physical TBR shelf so that‘s my choice! 3mo
Lcsmcat Planning to read A Ladder to the Sky. 3mo
Bookzombie I have read two of his previously. Im going with this one next because apparently I bought it on my Kindle a while ago. Lol 3mo
Larkken I don‘t know him at all! Currently cycling though Libby to see what‘s interesting 🤨 3mo
Soubhiville @Bookzombie I know that feeling! Always a nice surprise. 3mo
MeganAnn The Heart‘s Invisible Furies has been sitting on my TBR shelf for quite some time. 3mo
Kdgordon88 I have 3 on my TBR, not sure where I am starting. The House of Special Purpose, A Ladder to the Sky or 3mo
Allylu I have had “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas“ in my house for a very long time and I put off reading it because I know how it ends and i know I will bawl. I'm just going to take a deep breath and dive in. 3mo
Megabooks I‘ve already started 3mo
DHill I‘ll be reading 3mo
Cinfhen I need to figure out how to incorporate the Boyne into #ThingsInCommon challenge - But I‘m hoping to read either 3mo
megnews I‘ve already read a few of his. I‘m reading 3mo
staci.reads I absolutely loved The Heart's Invisible Furies! I've also read Ladder to the Sky which I wasn't as crazy about. This time I'm going with 3mo
dariazeoli I started this one yesterday 3mo
Caroline2 I‘ve got two on my shelves so I might try and do both! Mutiny on the bounty and 3mo
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Soubhiville
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It‘s March, time to pull out our Lisa See books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge, read as many or as few as you like. The authors were voted on by Litsy.

At the end of the year there will be one prize box going to the person who read the most books. To qualify the books must be finished during the author‘s month. ⬇️

Soubhiville Also a few randomly drawn prizes will be chosen from the list of participants- for these prizes you only have to have read at least one book during the year that qualifies, and must still be an active Litsy user.

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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BarkingMadRun The Island of Sea Women 4mo
Soubhiville @BarkingMadRun that‘s one of my favorite of hers. 4mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve got to pull my stack out and look 😂 4mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve just got this one on Libby, and there are 4 more on Scribd….see how far I get! 4mo
MeganAnn I‘m reading China Dolls for sure with the #literarycrew buddy read. If time allows, I might try to sneak in another. 4mo
Amiable I've already read a fair amount of Lisa See, but I'm going to try to get in at least one that I haven't read yet and already own: “The Island of Sea Woman“ or “China Dolls“ or this one (edited) 4mo
tdrosebud I've got The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane pulled from my TBR and it looked like my library also has a decent selection if I get ambitious. 4mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I have read Tea girl of hummingbird lane. I am planning to read (edited) 4mo
Lcsmcat I own Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, so that‘s my selection too @tdrosebud 4mo
coffeewithbooks @Soubhiville audiobooks count right? 4mo
Susanita @squirrelbrain That looks really interesting. 4mo
Kdgordon88 Starting with Tea Girl and might read this one, too 4mo
vlwelser Starting with this and might move on to earlier books that I missed. I do love this author. 4mo
Soubhiville @coffeewithbooks of course audiobooks count! 4mo
Allylu I‘m reading The Island of Sea Women. 4mo
staci.reads Just grabbed this one from the library tonight! 4mo
sprainedbrain Like many, I‘m reading 4mo
coffeewithbooks I‘m listening to right now (: 4mo
UwannaPublishme This will be my first Lisa See and I‘ll be reading 4mo
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February is drawing to a close #AuthorAMonth readers. 🙂 I‘m glad so many of you enjoyed your time with Maya Angelou.

Now may be a good time to update your Google form tracking your #AAM reads. If you haven‘t started your form yet here is the link to do so:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17unQAjR_xGxyxx9h_8uI2LVl_MwyJrBn_eKWqStr6fA/vie...

Reminder to keep the email you get once you start your form. ⬇️

Soubhiville you will need it in order to update throughout the year, or you can wait and fill the whole thing out in December if you‘re keeping track of your books along the way.

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. Read as many or as few as you like. At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.” ⬇️
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Soubhiville There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book and is still active on Litsy is entered into those random drawings.

As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚
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IndoorDame I really enjoyed this month. Thank you! 4mo
DrexEdit I'm still working through I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings, but I am really liking it! 4mo
Texreader Since I already missed January, I‘ll forego the form. But I‘ll try to continue reading the authors. Thanks as always for hosting! 4mo
Bookzombie Thanks, Soubhi! 💗 4mo
Cinfhen I only read one from Ms. Angelou which I enjoyed. Thanks for hosting 💚 4mo
Karons1 I think 🤔 I‘m going to do the the island of the sea women by Lisa see for March Iv always wanted to read it and it‘s on sale on Amazon - which I have to add are my last resort ! I always look else where first ! I loved the snow flower 🌸 secret fan - also fancy the Shanghai girls happy 😃 reading 📖 folks 4mo
squirrelbrain Unfortunately I didn‘t read any this month. 😳 The only place I could get any of her books was my subscription library and I couldn‘t go because I was I‘ll. Never mind, lots planned for March…. 4mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I am still reading I know why the caged bird sings. Hopefully I will complete it in 2 days and start with Lisa see. I am enjoying my current read. 4mo
tjwill I love Angelou! I read 8! I put them in my form. 4mo
Soubhiville Wow! That‘s amazing @tjwill! 4mo
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February is about halfway over #AuthorAMonth readers. I‘m happy to see how many of you are loving Maya Angelou. Keep those posts coming!

Reminder that March‘s author is Lisa See, in case you want to get your library holds placed. 📚😊❤️

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AmyG I loved the book I read 4mo
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Reposting for @Soubhiville Maya Angelou is #AuthorAMonth for February.

Soubhiville Thank you for sharing! 5mo
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It‘s February, time to pull out our Maya Angelou books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge, read as many or as few as you like. The authors were voted on by Litsy.

At the end of the year there will be prizes. One to the “most read” of the year, others randomly drawn.

Readers are responsible for tracking their books in this Google form, which contains detailed rules: (⬇️ see first comment)

Soubhiville As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚 5mo
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julesG Could you please untag me. I haven't been keeping up for ages. 😐🙈 5mo
IndoorDame I‘m hoping to finally read I know why the caged bird sings, and some of her poetry 5mo
Soubhiville Sure @julesG 😊 5mo
julesG Thanks 5mo
DrexEdit I'm going to read the classic. 5mo
megnews I read all her memoirs and poetry a few years back. Have raved about her memoirs ever since though I like all the rest better than Caged Bird for some reason. So I‘m reading the second, 5mo
vlwelser I have no plans. I think I'll try to start with the second part of her memoir. But I may just see what's available at the library. 5mo
TheBookHippie So I‘ve decided to reread first 5mo
Lcsmcat I‘ll probably start with 5mo
Allylu I‘m reading 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin As it‘s her first memoir, I‘m leaning towards reading 5mo
MeganAnn I borrowed the audio (read by the author!) from the library 5mo
CoffeeNBooks All of them! 😁 I discovered Maya Angelou in high school and immediately read all of her books. It's been a loooong time, so I'm really looking forward to the rereads. I'm starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 5mo
sprainedbrain I‘ve read (and loved) so many of hers already, but I found this one on my tbr! 5mo
Texreader I‘m going to try to finally read the book long on my tbr list: 5mo
Bookzombie I‘m going to start by rereading I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings then go from there. (edited) 5mo
Soubhiville @Texreader link is in the first comment on this post for the Google form. 5mo
Crazeedi @MeganAnn that's a great idea! I'm going to look for the audio 5mo
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Hello #AuthorAMonth readers! Today marks the end of our month with Barbara Kingsolver.

Reminder that this year tracking for prizes will be done through the Google form. See the #AAM master post here ⬇️ for the link and rules, or watch for tomorrow‘s post, where I‘ll link them again 😊📚.

Soubhiville's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/ZEZpNkxtNjgx

Tomorrow we pick up with Maya Angelou. Happy Reading!

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LibrarianRyan Yeah 5mo
sabyym I‘ve been meaning to read her books! Count me in. 5mo
DrexEdit Maya Angelou is one of those authors that I always mean to read but then never do. I hope to fix that, in small part, this month! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead I managed to read a book in the correct month! 😄 woohoo! 🎉🎉 5mo
Andrew65 Managed one during January 5mo
TheBookAddict I‘ve been wanting to read Angelou‘s work for quite a bit. I need to get on that. 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm I didn‘t manage this month, looking forward to Maya Angelou 👌 5mo
Texreader I‘m looking for the link to the google form but can‘t find it. Would you mind reposting it? 5mo
AnansiGirl One book read for January 5mo
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Hi #AuthorAMonth readers! It‘s almost the end of January already. Drawing to the end of our month with Barbara Kingsolver. I‘m glad so many of you have enjoyed her writing!

February brings us Maya Angelou. Have you placed your library holds or pulled her off your shelves? I‘ve found her poetry especially touching.

AmyG I read The Lacuna...not my favorite of hers but good. I just got the audio for I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings...so I am all set! 5mo
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TheBookHippie I‘ve read all of Maya I‘m looking at what to reread ♥️ 5mo
Soubhiville @TheBookHippie so many great choices! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead I finally managed to read an Author a Month book in the correct month! And I LOVED it. 🥰 Woo! I have I know why the caged bird sings on my book trolley so will schedule that for Feb! 5mo
Allylu I‘m reading The Heart of a Woman for February. Couldn‘t really get into The Bean Trees. 5mo
Soubhiville @Allylu I haven‘t read The Heart of a Woman. I hope you‘ll like it better. (edited) 5mo
Julsmarshall Ooh! Thanks for the reminder! Snagged a couple on #audio from the library 😊 5mo
Kdgordon88 Starting with Letter to my Daughter for February. Hope to read a couple more as well. 5mo
BarkingMadRun I still have to read my January book! I‘m so behind! I haven‘t chosen one for February yet! 5mo
Pageturner1 looking forward to her books. 5mo
Soubhiville @BarkingMadRun remember there‘s no pressure! You don‘t have to read every month to be entered in the drawing. 5mo
marleed I‘m so thrilled I finally jumped in to AuthorAMonth and grabbed the tagged from the bottom of my physical TBR to finally read. Thank you! 5mo
MeganAnn I didn‘t get to my January book so back on the shelf it goes for another time. I do have the audio for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings on hold for February. Looking forward to it as I loved 5mo
UwannaPublishme Of course, I‘ll be reading one of her memoirs... leaning toward the one about her writing life 5mo
Lcsmcat I‘ve got four volumes of her autobiography that I haven‘t read yet. Haven‘t decided yet which one! 5mo
Soubhiville Wow @Lcsmcat ! Plenty to choose from. That would be a tough choice. 5mo
Crazeedi Can I still read my January book in February?? I'm not done with it!! 5mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I enjoyed reading Jan author. I finished two books Homeland and other stories, Hide tide in Tuscan. I m planning to read more books by this author. Next on my TBR is 5mo
Soubhiville @Crazeedi Technically as far as it counting towards the drawing, it‘s supposed to be finished during the correct month. I‘m not keeping track myself, you fill in the Google form and it automatically populates my spreadsheet. So it‘s by honor system. 5mo
Larkken I read and really enjoyed Prodigal Summer! I'll read more by Kingsolver, for sure. For Angelou, I've had Letter to my Daughter on my kindle forever... (edited) 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin I really did enjoy my first Kingsolver book! And I‘m very much looking forward to Maya Angelou. Surprisingly, at least to me, I‘ve not yet read any of her works, so this will be another first!😉 5mo
Sarahreadstoomuch I dropped the ball this month, but am very much looking forward to Maya Angelou! 5mo
DHill I read Unsheltered and really enjoyed it. I‘ll be reading Mom & Me & Mom for Maya Angelou. 5mo
Bookzombie I bailed this month, but it was definitely a me thing and not the book. 🙂 5mo
Q84 I didn't get much reading done in January. Hope February I get at least one read but I'm starting late. 5mo
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We‘re halfway through January #AuthorAMonth readers. I hope you‘re enjoying your time with Barbara Kingsolver. I am!

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Julsmarshall Definitely! I always love her books! 5mo
Sleepswithbooks Hi @Soubhiville 😀 I‘m not doing any challenges this year so you don‘t have to include me in #authoramonth this year 💛 5mo
RaeLovesToRead So far the Poisonwood Bible is really engaging! If I keep going at this rate I'll finally have managed to properly participate 😁 5mo
AmyG I read The Lacuna which was good. Nothing super special for me. 5mo
marleed I‘m so glad your AuthorAMonth encouraged me to pull the tagged out from my TBR. I loved it! 5mo
Flaneurette I‘ve just started Unsheltered so you can add me 5mo
BookwormAHN I tried reading Unsheltered but it was really dark, even for me. 5mo
IndoorDame I‘m almost done with Animal Vegetable Miracle and really enjoying it 😁 5mo
UwannaPublishme Yaaas! Thanks for introducing us! 🤩 5mo
sprainedbrain Loving it! 5mo
Soubhiville @Flaneurette I added you to the tag list 🙂 5mo
Pageturner1 i have been reading Animal Dreams and having hard time getting into it. trying! 5mo
Kdgordon88 I‘ve finished AVM and once I finish my current audio I plan to start 5mo
Magpiegem Barbara Kingsolver has come home from the library and is having a lovely time sitting on my table… I just need to actually read her now! 5mo
Soubhiville @Magpiegem 🤣 well I‘m glad she‘s enjoying your table at least. 😁 5mo
Crazeedi Haven't gotten to mine yet!! 5mo
DHill Starting today 5mo
dariazeoli Part 2 started with quite the teaser! 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin Really enjoying 5mo
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I know it‘s possible not everyone has posted their books for December, but I feel confident announcing winners since all but the “most read” prize are randomly drawn. So without further ado!

The winner for “Most Read” for #AuthorAMonth2021 with 69 books is: @Skygoddess1 ! Congratulations!

(The amazing reigning champ @Eggs did read more-116! but graciously agreed that we should have a new winner each year.)

Randomly drawn winners below:

Soubhiville 3 winners drawn from the just-made-up “Every Month Club”: @dariazeoli @Butterfinger @vlwelser AND 2 randomly drawn winners who read at least one qualifying book over the year: @Amiable and @mom2bugnbee . (edited) 6mo
Soubhiville All of the winners will receive a package, please email me magicbelly (at) gmail with your address. Congratulations everyone and I can‘t wait to see what we all read in 2022! 6mo
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IndoorDame Congratulations to all the winners!!!! And many thanks to @Soubhiville for a great reading year! 6mo
Kdgordon88 Congrats to all and Happy New Year! 6mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations to all! And thanks @Soubhiville for organizing this fun challenge! 6mo
Nute Congratulations to everyone! Much appreciation to @Soubhiville for this awesome reading challenge!💕 6mo
Bookwormjillk Congratulations 🎉 Thanks @Soubhiville 6mo
AmyG Congrats to everyone!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 And yes….thank you so much @Soubhiville for running one of the best reading challenges. 🙌🏻 (edited) 6mo
Andrew65 Well done @Skygoddess1, with 69 Bokassa you deserve to win 👏👏👏🙋‍♂️ 6mo
Crazeedi Congrats to everyone! I'm really going to try to do better this year!! 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Well done @Skygoddess1 that's an amazing total 😊 6mo
Andrew65 Well done @Eggs. How many did you read? 👏👏👏🙌 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations everyone! Both Those that won, and those who won by trying new authors. 😉 6mo
MoonWitch94 Congratulations 🍾🎈🎉 6mo
Pageturner1 Congratulations 🎉 @Skygoddess1 6mo
Megabooks Congratulations to all and thanks for the fun challenge @Soubhiville !! 🎉🎉 6mo
Amiable Great job, @Skygoddess1 and @eggs! 6mo
Leftcoastzen Congratulations to all ! the last couple months I didn‘t get to selected author , but this year I did get to 2 Patchetts because Of #authoramonth 6mo
Eggs @Andrew65 Thank you Andrew🧡! I read 116 AAM books! But I wanted someone else to have a go at the prize☺️ 6mo
Eggs Thanks @Amiable!! 6mo
Eggs ❤️Congratulations to the winners❤️!!. @Skygoddess1 @dariazeoli @Butterfinger @vlwelser @mom2bugnbee 6mo
sprainedbrain Thanks for doing this, Soubhi! And congrats to all of the winners. 🎉 6mo
dariazeoli Oh wow, thanks, @Soubhiville - and congrats to all the winners! @Skygoddess1 and @Eggs you astound with your final tallies 🏆 6mo
Andrew65 @Eggs Sums up the wonderful person you are. 💕 116, just Wow! My hero! 6mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Bravo @Eggs 👏. And congratulations to all the winners! 🎉🎊 6mo
Eggs Oh Andrew what a lovely thing to say ~ you made my day XOXO @Andrew65 6mo
Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻 🥰!! @erzascarletbookgasm 6mo
Eggs Thank you Daria 🤩🙏🏻!! @dariazeoli 6mo
DivineDiana Congratulations to the winners! A big thank you to @Soubhiville for arranging this awesome challenge! 6mo
Butterfinger Thank you @Soubhiville and @Eggs I feel like @Riveted_Reader_Melissa wrote it perfectly. I won because I was introduced to such great writing 😁😁. 6mo
Skygoddess1 Oh wow! @Eggs I‘m beyond impressed with your major accomplishment of 116 books. Thank you @Soubhiville for yet another great year filled with some amazing authors and books! 6mo
Bklover Congratulations to the winners and big thanks to Soubhi!❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
TrishB Congrats to winners 🎉🎉 and lovely @Eggs for a wonderful gesture. 6mo
Eggs @Skygoddess1 Thank you 🙏🏻 Some great authors this year! Enjoy! 6mo
Eggs @TrishB Thank you dear 🥰 6mo
DHill Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to @Soubhiville for organizing this challenge! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous reading this year. And thank you so much for hosting @Soubhiville !!! 6mo
mom2bugnbee Oh, thank you so much! How ironic that your two random winners were both named Amy! 😁 What a nice surprise as I'm returning home from vacation. Looking forward to #Authoramonth2022! 6mo
vlwelser @Soubhiville Thank you so much! This is such a fun challenge. I sent you an email with my info. 6mo
Soubhiville @Skygoddess1 @Butterfinger @Amiable please email me with your addresses and about your prizes! Magicbelly@gmail. Thanks! 6mo
Butterfinger I did just now. Thanks!! 6mo
Amiable Will do! Thanks so much, Soubhi! 6mo
Skygoddess1 Email sent, thanks Soubhi! 6mo
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Happy New Year Litsy! Here‘s the Master Post for #AuthorAMonth this year. There will be quite a bit of info below, so bear with me!

Author A Month is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you!

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Soubhiville There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year!

-There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing the Google form each month. (this prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.)
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Soubhiville -There will be one or two prizes chosen from this new category: the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club. 6mo
Soubhiville -There will also be a few random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year.

Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.
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Soubhiville Below is the link to the Google Form. Be sure to save the copy you will automatically be sent when you fill it out, as that is the only way you will be able to access your form to edit it. You can either fill it in each month or wait until the end of the year to fill it out, makes no difference to me.
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Soubhiville If you use and enjoy StoryGraph, here is a link to the challenge there. (This is entirely for your own joy and has nothing to do with the end of year drawings.)

https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/9b7b9b04-8cca-4f99-af82-a554d56...
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Soubhiville It doesn‘t seem to want to embed that link for StoryGraph but it‘s very easy to search challenges by creator. I‘m soubhi there. So I think that‘s all for now, let me know if you have questions. And as always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag list. Happy Reading! (edited) 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Screenshotted - this year I'm going to do better!!! 🤞🤞 Last year, I think I managed half a book, however, I THOUGHT about reading a lot of different books 😉😉 Thanks for hosting ❤ 6mo
Bookwormjillk Woo hoo! This is a great list. I‘m excited. 6mo
Crazeedi I filled out the form! And I have a Kingsolver book on my shelf!! 6mo
Crazeedi I'm joining challenge on Storygraph too!! 6mo
Texreader I hope to participate but will be sitting out Kingsolver as I really dislike her style. I have no desire to read anything by her again 6mo
Eggs Thanks Soubhi ❤️ You can remove me from master list/posts. Have a great AAM year🎊👍🏼🤗 6mo
AnansiGirl I checked out 3 of Kingsolver‘s audiobooks available on libby. I hope to participate better with AAM this year. 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks for being such a wonderful host!!! Looking forward to expanding my reading in 2022 6mo
Cinfhen Congrats @Skygoddess1 and @Eggs 🎉🎉 6mo
Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻 @Cinfhen 6mo
Soubhiville Sorry to see you go @Eggs you‘re an inspiration! Do you have another challenge you‘ll be focusing on this year? 6mo
Soubhiville @Texreader I was wondering which author you didn‘t like (I think it was you that commented about that?). I didn‘t care for Poisonwood Bible, but I loved Animal, Vegetable, Miracle which is nonfiction. I‘m trying another fiction work this month, we‘ll see how it goes! 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
Soubhiville @RaeLovesToRead good luck! You only have to finish one to be entered in the drawing! 6mo
Eggs @Soubhiville No, this year it will be enough to continue monthly photo challenges, and do #wondrouswednesdays. My unread BOTM books are piling up, and I have returned to work full time….maybe another year?? 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Yay, I'm really looking forward to this challenge! Thanks for hosting.💜 6mo
Soubhiville @Eggs oh wow, good luck back at work! It‘s been such a strange couple years, I hope all goes well for you. 6mo
Eggs Thanks Soubhi 👍🏼🎊📚. @Soubhiville 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Thank you so much for setting this all up. Google forms for the win for 2022 challenge hosts 😂 6mo
UwannaPublishme I‘ve been wanting to join this challenge and add some new authors to my repertoire, so this is the year. Yay! Count me in! 😊📚 6mo
Soubhiville @UwannaPublishme great! I‘ve added you to the tag list. 6mo
Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks oh my gosh yes! The form is going to make organizing so much easier! 6mo
Allylu I completed the Google form. Please add me to your tag list. Thanks! 6mo
Soubhiville @Allylu you are added, welcome! 6mo
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December is drawing to a close #AuthorAMonth readers. 🙂

Please comment below with the number of books by Isabel Allende you read. Or if you prefer to post a collage of your reading, just use the hashtag #AAMIA and be sure to tag me so I see it.

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. Read as many or as few as you like. At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.” ⬇️

Soubhiville There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book and is still active on Litsy is entered into those random drawings.
As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚
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megnews I read 1! Thanks! 6mo
Melismatic Just one for me, 6mo
Eggs Thanks Soubhi for hosting this wonderful challenge🧡🧡🧡 In December I read 6 Allende books making my yearly total 116 6mo
Bookwormjillk Thanks! Just one for me 6mo
Lcsmcat @Eggs Wow! That‘s impressive! 6mo
Lcsmcat I read 2: The Sum of Our Days and 6mo
Cinfhen I ended up with a bail 😕 6mo
Cinfhen Looking forward to 2022 / Happy New Year 🎊 6mo
Andrew65 Not managed any this time. 6mo
DivineDiana I finished one. Wish there had been time for more. Looking forward to continuing this fun challenge in 2022! Happy New Year! 🥳 (edited) 6mo
CoffeeNBooks I didn't finish either of the books I started. 🙁 6mo
vlwelser I finished 2. Ripper and Violeta. 6mo
Amiable Zero for me this month 6mo
dariazeoli 1! 6mo
Skygoddess1 I read 6 of Allende‘a books. 6mo
Addison_Reads One for me this month. 6mo
IndoorDame One for me this month. In the Midst of Winter. 6mo
Kdgordon88 I DNF‘d In the Midst of Winter earlier in the month but decided I needed to know how it ended so finished it this week. So 1 for me. 6mo
Butterfinger I read two this month. A Long Petal of the Sea and In the Midst of Winter. 6mo
Julsmarshall I didn‘t read one of hers this month :( 6mo
Larkken I dnf‘ed one 😂😬 6mo
Bookzombie I just finished one in time. 6mo
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It‘s almost time! Tomorrow we pick up our Barbara Kingsolver books #AuthorAMonth readers! Have you read her before? I have read two- Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I plan to read The Bean Trees. What are you thinking of reading?

Watch for posts tomorrow with the Google form for 2022 and a bit of new info. Assuming I get my calculations done I‘ll also post winners!

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tdrosebud I've had The Poisonwood Bible sitting on my shelf for years so that is my planned read. 6mo
Nute So many excellent authors selected for 2022! It looks like we are in store for a very good reading time!🤗 6mo
Crazeedi I have one of her books on my unread shelf, so I'll be reading it 6mo
Scochrane26 I love Kingsolver‘s books! I still have a couple of hers to read, either Flight Behavior or Unsheltered. My favorite of hers is Poisonwood Bible, but I love them all. Also, she‘s from my state. (edited) 6mo
Chrissyreadit The Bean Trees was one of my favorite books in the early 90‘s. 6mo
Kangaj1 I am going to read Prodigal Summer. I may also pick up The Bean Trees if I have time. 6mo
Andrew65 A new author for me. 6mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve read The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna. Like @Scochrane26 I‘m going to read Flight Behaviour (actually already started!) and then hopefully Unsheltered. 6mo
DivineDiana I have read 4. Two were 5 ⭐️‘s! The Lacuna and (edited) 6mo
DivineDiana Planning on reading The Bean Trees and maybe Unsheltered. Both are on my #TBR shelves! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'll be in and out of this challenge this year since I am trying to stick with only reading challenges with books already on my TBR!! 😂 6mo
Amiable I‘ve read most of Kingsolver‘s work already —will have to check and see if there are any I‘ve missed! 6mo
BarkingMadRun I‘m reading Prodigal Summer 6mo
dariazeoli I‘m planning to finally tackle 6mo
MaleficentBookDragon This was fun but I failed miserably at the challenge. I‘m out for next year. Thank you! 6mo
MeganAnn She is a new to me author. I‘ve had the Poisonwood Bible on my shelves for awhile so that‘s my plan. 6mo
SamanthaMarie I've read The Poisonwood Bible and I'm on planning to read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I need to see if I have anything of hers on my Kindle. But I've had AVM on my bookshelf for years now 😅😅 6mo
IndoorDame A new author for me. I‘m planning to read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. 6mo
Kdgordon88 I‘ve read Flight Behavior, Prodigal Summer and The Poisonwood Bible. All good reads. I going to start with Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. 6mo
AmyG I will be reading 6mo
TheBookHippie I read the same two you did! I am planning on 6mo
staci.reads I've read The Bean Trees. I'm planning to read The Poisonwood Bible - it's been on my tbr for years! 6mo
DHill I‘m planning on reading 6mo
Caroline2 I read Poisonwood and loved it. I then read Lacuna and was not keen. 😬 I‘m umming and ahhhinh between Bean Trees and Unsheltered at the mo. 🤔 6mo
MoonWitch94 I am going to aim for ONE book a month. This year was an abomination: 2022 will be different. 📚♥️ 6mo
StellarDoc I love Barbara Kingsolver! I'll have to think about what to read or re-read! 6mo
sprainedbrain I ❤️ Kingsolver, and have read 5 of her books already. I‘m planning this one for January and can‘t wait! 6mo
Bookzombie I‘m going to give The Lacuna a try. 6mo
Allylu I‘m planning to read The Bean Trees also! 6mo
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I can‘t believe we‘re already here: Final week of 2021.

Enjoy the rest of the month with your Isabel Allende books #AuthorAMonth readers 🙂📚.

Next weekend I‘ll be asking for your December totals and drawing our winners! I love that part!

I‘ll also announce the new way #AuthorAMonth will run next year (Google form and spreadsheet 😁 to start with.)

Have a great week!

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Bookzombie I‘m still working on Zorro. I hope to finish it in time. Thank you for running this challenge! 💗 (edited) 6mo
Texreader I‘ll have Kingdom of the Golden Dragon finished soon. 6mo
Pageturner1 can‘t wait to start 2022 😀👏 6mo
Crazeedi I hope to do better in 2022 6mo
Eggs 🧡❤️💚 6mo
Larkken 😋🎉 6mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t read any this month. I bailed on the one ☹️looking forward to trying again in 2022 🎉 6mo
Caroline2 Can‘t wait for the 2022 list!! 😀 👍 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Looking forward to 2022!👍🏽 6mo
LibrarianRyan 💕 ⭐ 😁 6mo
Crazeedi Where can I find the #authoramonth form? An 6mo
Crazeedi I'm trying to do better next year!! 6mo
Soubhiville @Crazeedi I‘ll be posting the form tomorrow for next year. For 2021 there was no form, I was entering monthly totals in a spreadsheet by hand. I took the totals from the final author post each month. 6mo
Crazeedi @Soubhiville thank you!! 6mo
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The quotes for Isabel Allende I‘m finding on Pinterest are all in Spanish (accurately.) Can any participants translate this for us?

We‘re already almost halfway through December! Enjoy your books!

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Susanita I like people who have to fight to obtain something; those who, with everything going against them, come out ahead. Those are the people who fascinate me. Strong people. 6mo
TheBookHippie I was just going to say“ I like and the people who fascinate me are those who have everything against them and still succeed rise get ahead regardless of their state.“ “The STRONG ONES !! “ 6mo
Soubhiville Thank you @Susanita and @TheBookHippie ! I love that! 6mo
Crazeedi I use google translate, dont know if thatd work for you! Great quote 6mo
WJCintron “I like people who have to fight for what they want. The ones who having everything against them, make it through (or succeed). That's the people I'm fascinated with. Strong people.“ Isabel Allende

I did my best translating it! Thanks for sharing. She's a great author!! 😊 👍
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It‘s December, time to bring out our Isabel Allende books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge, read as many or as few as you like. The authors were voted on by Litsy, see list for the year above.

At the end of the year there will be one prize box going to the person who read the most books. To qualify the books must be finished during the author‘s month. ⬇️

Soubhiville Also a few randomly drawn prizes will be chosen from the list of participants- for these prizes you only have to have read at least one book during the year that qualifies, and must still be an active Litsy user.

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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Eggs 💗💗 7mo
vlwelser This one has been on my TBR forever. 7mo
sprainedbrain I‘m going to finally read this one 7mo
Amiable I‘m skipping this month —I haven‘t liked the Isabel Allende books I‘ve already read. 7mo
Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain your sounds good too! 7mo
Bookzombie I have Zorro and Of Love and Shadows from the library. I will probably try Zorro first. 7mo
MeganAnn @AmyG I really liked The Japanese Lover when I read it a few years ago. Joining in for the first time, but planning to continue in 2022! I‘m going to read this one for sure because it‘s already on my shelf: 7mo
Kdgordon88 Starting with In the Midst of Winter and if I have time 7mo
Lcsmcat I‘m waiting to see the numbers for #bookspin as I put a lot of Allende on that list. 😀 7mo
Soubhiville @Lcsmcat isn‘t it fun waiting to see what you‘re next read will be once @TheAromaofBooks pulls those numbers? 7mo
Lcsmcat @Soubhiville It‘s ridiculously fun! 7mo
Bklover I have a few of hers but I‘m starting with Ripper. I‘ve had it quite a while! @vlwelser we will have to compare notes! (edited) 7mo
Butterfinger I want to read A Long Petal of the Sea and Midst of Winter. 7mo
Soubhiville @LitsyEvents would you repost this please? ❤️ 7mo
hermyknee Hey! Can you take me off the list? I can‘t keep up. @Soubhiville 7mo
Soubhiville 👍 @hermyknee yes, done. 7mo
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November is drawing to a close #AuthorAMonth readers. 🙂

Please comment below with the number of books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon you read. Or if you prefer to post a collage of your reading, just use the hashtag #AAMCRZ and be sure to tag me so I see it.
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Soubhiville #AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. Read as many or as few as you like. At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.”

There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book and is still active on Litsy is entered into those random drawings.
As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚
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Andrew65 1 book. 7mo
CoffeeNBooks I read 3: The Prisoner of Heaven, The Angel's Game, and The Labyrinth of the Spirits 7mo
AmyG I skipped November. 7mo
Q84 None 7mo
Amiable I‘m still making my way through 7mo
Bookzombie None for me. I have started Shadow of the Wind, but I‘ve only read about a third. 7mo
dariazeoli I wish I was further along but I‘ll have to finish before the end of the year! 7mo
Eggs I completed five. 7mo
ValerieAndBooks I am only about halfway through this one (I‘ve read it twice in the past though). A very unproductive reading month 😓 !! 7mo
Addison_Reads Zero for me this month. My holds never came in from my library. I look forward to reading him though once they do. 7mo
Bklover Well. I read about half of Shadow of the Wind. I‘d hate to say I bailed because at some point I want to finish it but for now I bailed. 7mo
sprainedbrain Just one for me, but it was wonderful (as expected). 7mo
Julsmarshall I started Shadow of the Wind but it wasn‘t for me. Are there ANY women in this story? May not have been the book for me at this time. 7mo
Larkken Only one - the Shadow of the Wind! 7mo
Larkken @Julsmarshall lol. Not huge on real female characters, no. Pretty annoying, I agree 7mo
Lcsmcat I read one, Shadow of the Wind, but like @Julsmarshall it wasn‘t for me, so I didn‘t read any others. 7mo
DHill None for me. Bailed on 7mo
Cinfhen I skipped this month but hope to squeeze at least one in for December 🤓 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm None for me 7mo
DivineDiana Only read one this month, but there are definitely more in my future! Thank you for encouraging me to read this wonderful author! (edited) 7mo
Skygoddess1 Ended up not getting to Shadow of the Wind like I hoped, so 0 for me 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa None for me. 7mo
mom2bugnbee I'm in the middle of Shadow of the Wind, but Diane finish it, so zero for me this month. But I'm enjoying it & will definitely finish! 7mo
Butterfinger 1 - Shadow of the Wind 7mo
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If you participate in #AuthorAMonth and you like tracking your challenges on StoryGraph, guess what? I just made a challenge for us over there for 2022. Here‘s the link:

https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/9b7b9b04-8cca-4f99-af82-a554d56...

Would you be interested in going back and entering this year‘s books? If several people would be excited for that I‘ll make a 2021 challenge as well. Comment below and I‘ll tag you for that.

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sprainedbrain Oh that‘s awesome! I‘d definitely go back and fill in 2021 as well, if you make it. 7mo
Megabooks Thank you!!!!!!! 💜🥳👍🏻 7mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been neglecting my storygraph account but I hope to start back up in 2022! 7mo
CoffeeNBooks I'd go back and fill in 2021- I didn't read much, but I'll fill out the form anyway- I'm just getting familiar with storygraph. 7mo
BkClubCare Interesting! I am intrigued. Thank you. 7mo
Lcsmcat I‘m in for 2022. 7mo
squirrelbrain I‘ll join in for 2022; I haven‘t been a part of 2021 though…. 7mo
vlwelser I just joined. I would also go back and fill out 2021. 7mo
SamanthaMarie I just joined for 2022 :) 7mo
Pageturner1 i am in it for 2022. 7mo
DivineDiana Will join! And yes, would also be interested in 2021! 7mo
AmyG I am travelling the next week-ish. So I will try to add my books the week of Thanksgiving. Now I just hope I remember! 7mo
DrexEdit I might lurk a bit if that's ok. There are a couple of authors I'd like to read on your list. 7mo
Kdgordon88 Yes for both! Love Storygraph and using it for Litsy activities is awesome. 7mo
Soubhiville @AmyG it‘s entirely for your own enjoyment, I won‘t be using StoryGraph to track anything. I just really like it for keeping up with my challenges, and as a list-lover, checking those boxes makes me feel good 😊. 7mo
Soubhiville @drexedit lurk away! I‘ve added you to the tag list. (edited) 7mo
dariazeoli I‘m in! 7mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah. Love story graph. 7mo
LibrarianRyan Also just FYI. Unless they updated since I last looked you can see that they are participating but not if how far along they are. I use it for #BBRC. Love it. 7mo
Soubhiville @sprainedbrain @CoffeeNBooks @vlwelser @DivineDiana @AmyG @Kdgordon88 @dariazeoli @LibrarianRyan See the link above to this year‘s StoryGraph challenge if you‘d like to play with it. This is entirely for your own entertainment, I won‘t be looking at your answers. 😊 For fun, not mandatory. (edited) 7mo
LibrarianRyan @Soubhiville oh already done. The minute you mentioned it. Since I‘m on my phone and not my iPad things work a bit differently. I actually need to update all my challenges. . (edited) 7mo
MoonWitch94 Fun! I‘m in for 2022 7mo
Crazeedi Thank you, I just joined Storygraph a couple weeks ago, but I love it and I'd love to join in for 2022 and this year, though I don't think I did very well, I'm hoping do better! I'm just finding my way around the spp... 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Thank you for doing this! I've never really used Storygraph before, but this made me actually try to figure out how to use the app! 😂 7mo
Larkken Good idea! My storygraph has been languishing all year, ha. I‘ll have to work on getting it up to date! 7mo
Zuhkeeyah Just saw the post from Litsy events. I‘m excited to join in! 7mo
Soubhiville @Zuhkeeyah great! I‘ll add you to the tag list 😊 7mo
SamanthaMarie May I be added to the tag list? :) 7mo
tenar May I also be added to the tag list? Thank you! 7mo
Soubhiville @SamanthaMarie @tenar I‘ve added you both 🙂 7mo
jenniferw88 Can you add me to the tag list please? There's a couple of months I can do next year. 7mo
jenniferw88 @tenar I might keep The Housekeeper and the Professor for December! (Depends on how excited I am in January lol!) 7mo
Soubhiville @jenniferw88 you have been added 🙂 7mo
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#AuthorAMonth

I have to say The Shadow of the Wind has some of the most beautiful bookish quotes of any book I‘ve ever read.

I hope you are enjoying your Carlos Ruiz Zafon readings. I can‘t believe the month is almost halfway through!

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sprainedbrain Yes! I ❤️ The Shadow of the Wind so much. 7mo
Eggs That‘s a great one 😌 7mo
Read-y_Picker I‘m re-reading this one. Actually listening to the audiobook this time and it‘s sooo good! I just adore his style! 7mo
Andrew65 Love this book. 7mo
CoffeeNBooks I absolutely love The Shadow of the Wind! 7mo
Butterfinger I'm enjoying it too. 7mo
Bookwormjillk I thought of your post this morning. I started this one on audio on my drive into work and I kept wanting to pull over and write down quotes. 7mo
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Very excited about the 2022 list for #AuthorAMonth! This will be my third year participating, and I‘m already planning my Goodreads shelf!

Check @Soubhiville ‘s page for more info!

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I hereby announce the winning authors for 2022 #AuthorAMonth!

#AuthorAMonth is a relaxed reading challenge. There is no commitment. Read as many as you‘d like by the chosen author, skip months if you need to.

Litsy readers voted and these 12 authors came out on top 😊.

At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.” To qualify books must be finished in the appropriate month. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Soubhiville There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book and is still active on Litsy is entered into those random drawings.

As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚
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Soubhiville I know author @ChrisBohjalian is on Litsy. Does anyone know if any of these other authors are? 8mo
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Lcsmcat We have some great reads ahead of us 8mo
TheBookHippie Fun!!! Some I‘ve read all their work. But I‘ll be there for the rest! 8mo
staci.reads Nice list! 6 authors I have read, 6 I haven't, and I'm excited about both! 8mo
TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 thank you. I have a John Boyne ready for #booked2022 so I know when I‘ll read it! 8mo
ChrisBohjalian Oh, my gosh, I am utterly Gobsmacked. Thank you! This is such a wonderful surprise. I‘m humbled by the company. 8mo
Megabooks I am HERE FOR this list! Very excited! 8mo
Texreader One of my least favorite authors is on this list! So sad! I wish we had alternates when that happens as this will be the first year I skip a month. The rest looks intriguing! Thanks so much for doing this again this year! 8mo
Soubhiville @Texreader that‘s an interesting idea…. I‘ll think on that. (And I‘m curious which author…. But you don‘t need to name them.). I don‘t read along every month as there have been a few authors I didn‘t connect with too in the past. 8mo
Soubhiville @TheBookHippie fingers crossed for some new releases? 🤞 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! 5 authors I voted for are in the list! The rest I shall see how it goes during the month. Thank you. 8mo
Chrissyreadit I never manage to read in the same month but some of these are authors I love so I will keep on trying! 8mo
Soubhiville @Chrissyreadit too many books, too little time 📚😉. 8mo
Bookwormjillk Great list! Some favorites, some I‘ve wanted to try, and some I‘ve never heard of. 8mo
Pageturner1 my resolution for the New Year, try harder! i try finding new authors and this definitely helps. 8mo
Christine Love the list! ❤️ 8mo
MeganAnn Ooo great list! I have several of these authors on my TBR and would love to join in for those at least. Will you add me to your tag list? 8mo
Soubhiville @MeganAnn you‘re added 🙂📚 8mo
vivastory What a great list! Thanks for continuing to host this! 8mo
MeganAnn @Soubhiville thank you! 8mo
squirrelbrain Great list! Can you add me on this year @Soubhiville please? I‘m not sure how many I‘ll get to, but I have a Kingsolver on my #booked2022 list so that works perfectly! 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin What a great list! I‘m going to try to join you here and there. Looks like fun!😉 8mo
Larkken So many great authors! I‘ll have to try to join again. This year it made me pick up books outside my comfort zone, and they were all great 😊 8mo
Daisey This is a great list! I think I might add this as a prompt on my Book Spin list each month next year. 8mo
Crazeedi @Texreader I hear you! 8mo
Crazeedi @Soubhiville thank you! I have a couple books already by some of these authors, I hope I am able keep up , it's a great challenge for me 8mo
DrexEdit I‘m taking a screen cap and keeping this calendar in mind. I already see a couple of months where I would like to join in. Thank you for organizing! 8mo
AmyG Yay!!! Thank you. 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much for organizing!! What a wonderful list of authors!!! 8mo
Soubhiville @squirrelbrain you are added 😊📚 8mo
Andrew65 An interesting and diverse list, will be 10 new authors to me. 8mo
mom2bugnbee @Andrew65 11 for me! Love it! 8mo
sprainedbrain Love this list! 8mo
Kdgordon88 I‘ve loved participating this year and look forward to reading from this list of authors! 8mo
Andrew65 @mom2bugnbee Read John Boyne, who I love, and Naomi Novik - although only one book. 8mo
mom2bugnbee @Andrew65 I've read Sylvia M-G, and she isn't for me, but I understand why others love her. Excited to try the others! Kinda embarrassed I've never read Maya Angelou. 🥺 8mo
Andrew65 @mom2bugnbee You‘ll love John Boyne. I strongly recommend The Absolutist, Ladder to the Sky, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. But still a lot of his I have not read. Not even heard of Sylvia M-G. 8mo
Bookzombie Thank you for putting this together! I‘m excited. Three of my suggestions are on here. I have read 5 of the authors, but I‘m very happy to read more of their work. 💗 8mo
marleed Oh I took a screenshot because I‘ve seen posts from author-a-month readers and have wanted to join in for a couple years! 8mo
MoonWitch94 2022 is the year I read at least one a month! I‘m planning this time! Can‘t wait! 8mo
Read-y_Picker Yay!! Another great list! 8mo
mom2bugnbee @Andrew65 Oh! I know of Boy in Pyjamas, didn't know the author. My kids loved that one when they read it in school. Silvia M-G's most recent was Mexican Gothic, which got great reviews, unless you aren't a Gothic horror fan, which I evidently am not. 😂 8mo
Andrew65 @mom2bugnbee Know the book, but didin‘t know the author. Not particularly a fan of horror full stop. 8mo
Crazeedi @mom2bugnbee @Andrew65 I'm not a horror reader either 8mo
JaclynW Great list! I'm excited! Four new authors on this list for me and many favorites listed. Can't wait! Thanks! 8mo
coffeewithbooks @Soubhiville count me in ! So excited 8mo
Soubhiville @coffeewithbooks I‘ve added you to my tag lists 📚 8mo
ValerieAndBooks Looking forward to this annual challenge! I didn't do that well in 2021 but am hopeful to do better in 2022! 8mo
megnews Can you add me to your tag list? 7mo
Soubhiville @megnews you bet! 📚 7mo
Caroline2 Ohh what a fab list. Can you add me to the tag list please? 😃 7mo
Soubhiville @Caroline2 you have been added! 7mo
BarkingMadRun Count me in!! 7mo
Soubhiville @BarkingMadRun I‘ve added you to the tag list. 7mo
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It‘s time #AuthorAMonth readers! Here is the poll to vote for next year‘s Authors.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSSFKWV

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. Read as many or as few as you like. At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.”

There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book during the year is entered. ⬇️

Soubhiville As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚. I will post results in about a week 😊📚. 8mo
Texreader Yay!! I can‘t wait to vote! 8mo
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Soubhiville *excuse my autocorrect typos! Should read *Kacen Callender and *Nnedi Okorofor! 8mo
TheBookHippie So excited to see who “wins” 8mo
Julsmarshall Some great authors! 8mo
Kangaj1 Please add me! 8mo
LeahBergen I voted! 😃 8mo
Kdgordon88 Voted! Some great choices on that list. 8mo
JaclynW I have loved doing this so much each month! I have been introduced to many authors I may not have ever picked up. Thanks so much for keeping it going! I appreciate it. I can't wait to see the new author list for next year! 8mo
Cinfhen Wowza!! What a list!! So varied!! Thanks for hosting and organizing 😘 8mo
Bookzombie Voted! I‘m excited to see who will make the top 12. Thank you for organizing this challenge! 💗 8mo
TrishB Done. Thanks for doing. I don‘t always take part but I always love seeing posts! 8mo
Bookwormjillk Wow! Exciting list! 8mo
Soubhiville @Kangaj1 you are added 🙂 8mo
Crazeedi Voted!! 8mo
AmyG Thank you! 8mo
ValerieAndBooks Voted! 8mo
dariazeoli Ooh, so many great choices! Voted - and it‘s Election Day in NJ so timely. 😁 8mo
Sarahreadstoomuch What a great list!! Hoping to participate more next year!!! 8mo
Q84 Done 8mo
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It‘s November, time to bring out our Carlos Ruiz Zafon books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge, read as many or as few as you like. The authors were voted on by Litsy, see list for the year above.

At the end of the year there will be one prize box going to the person who read the most books. To qualify the books must be finished during the author‘s month. ⬇️

Soubhiville Also a few randomly drawn prizes will be chosen from the list of participants- for these prizes you only have to have read at least one book during the year that qualifies, and must still be an active Litsy user.

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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vlwelser I'm starting with this one. 8mo
sprainedbrain I‘m finally going to read 8mo
AmyG I am going to pass on this month. 8mo
staci.reads Just got this one from the library! 8mo
Texreader Shadow of the Wind. I‘ve had it forever, I know it‘s supposed to be awesome and now I have a reason to read it!! Yay!!! 8mo
Kdgordon88 I‘m going to try Shadow of the Wind again. 8mo
Amiable I‘ve already read the first three books of the “Cemetery of Forgotten Books” series so I‘m going to tackle 8mo
Butterfinger The Prince of Mist 8mo
JaclynW I'm planning on 8mo
Eggs Prince of Mist and Labyrinth of the Spirits 8mo
Cinfhen Taking a pass 💕 8mo
Bookzombie I have The Shadow of the Wind on my shelves so I‘m going with that. 8mo
DHill I‘m going to reread 8mo
CoffeeNBooks I'm starting with The Prisoner of Heaven. 8mo
CoffeeNBooks @sprainedbrain That's the one I'm reading this month, too! 8mo
sprainedbrain @CoffeeNBooks awesome! I‘m excited… Shadow of the Wind is one of my favorite books, but I‘ve been dragging my feet on finishing the series. 😬 8mo
CoffeeNBooks @sprainedbrain Same!! I loved Shadow of the Wind... but then didn't read any more of the series. 8mo
Bklover I‘m going for 8mo
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I can‘t believe it‘s already the end of October, the last day of #AuthorAMonth VE Schwab. I‘m so glad it seems everyone has enjoyed reading her books!

Please comment below with the number of books by VE Schwab you read. Or if you prefer to post a collage of your reading, just use the hashtag #AAMVS and be sure to tag me so I see it.

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. ⬇️

Soubhiville Read as many or as few as you like. At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.”

There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book and is still active on Litsy is entered into those random drawings.
As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚
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Cinfhen I didn‘t read any this month 😕 8mo
Soubhiville @Cinfhen no worries, I don‘t get to read one every month either. I don‘t plan to read one for November. 8mo
TrishB @Cinfhen same ☹️ C has all her books too! No excuse. 8mo
Read-y_Picker I read 4 x City of Ghosts, Tunnel of Bones, Bridge of Souls and The Near Witch. I didn‘t get to the ones I really wanted to read. Think I chose quantity over quality but I will definitely keep reading her work. 8mo
sprainedbrain One for me, and it was so good! 8mo
vlwelser 5 8mo
CoffeeNBooks I read one- The Near Witch 8mo
Bookwormjillk One for me but it won‘t be my last 8mo
AmyG I read one....Darker Shade of Magic. 8mo
TheBookHippie Zero 😂 8mo
Eggs 11 for me—on the whole really like Schwab. My faves were Dark Duet and Savage Song 8mo
Texreader One and it was awesome: 8mo
BookwormAHN 1 🧡 8mo
Cinfhen Looking forward to a new year of authors …I don‘t think I‘ll be reading November either @Soubhiville @TrishB 8mo
Susanita Three! 8mo
Bookzombie I read one. 8mo
Melismatic 4 for me! Loved this month! 💖💕 8mo
Amiable Zero this month. But I have one on tap for November! 8mo
dariazeoli 1 - finally got around to 8mo
ValerieAndBooks None this month, I couldn‘t get into her last time we had her. Just me I‘m sure! 8mo
DivineDiana Sadly, I only read 1. 8mo
Kimberlone I finished two: The Near Witch and The Ash Born Boy 8mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I read one book, but definitely going for the next book in the series 8mo
Addison_Reads Since I had already read all of hers previously, I didn't reread any this month. Love her though! 8mo
JaclynW I loved the one I read! I cannot wait to read more from her! I plan to read everything she writes. Maybe a new favorite author for me. 😊 8mo
DHill 3 for me. This Savage Song, Our Dark Duet and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue 8mo
Butterfinger 1- A Darker Shade of Magic 8mo
Julsmarshall Darker Shade if Magic for me-loved it! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm 1 for me 8mo
Skygoddess1 I managed to read 8 8mo
StellarDoc I read two -- This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet -- and enjoyed them very much! 8mo
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