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Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
Cyclists Zoe and Kate are friends and athletic rivals for Olympic gold, while Kate and her husband Jack, also a world-class cyclist, must contend with the recurrence of their young daughter's leukemia.
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Kelly326
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This was one of my #bookspinbinanza books. Although technically #7, I read it first because it was my book club book. I gave the book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It was a fantastic, but intense story about athletes training to compete in the Olympic Games while their daughter battles leukemia. I read it quickly, but could only read so much at a time before having to put it down for a little while. A great book!

TheAromaofBooks Oh wow, sounds intense! 3y
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GinaKButler
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Already enjoying this one...not sure I would have picked it up without a nudge from What Should I Read Next.

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GinaKButler
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Our libraries are closed, but they are offering check outs via mail. This is what I‘ve received this week...what have you read and which one should I start with? 📚

Graciouswarriorprincess I am jealous that your library offers that service! Happy reading! 3y
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Lauren.Archer
Gold | Chris Cleave
Pickpick

Had a bit of a slow start, but the back half of this book really picked up and I enjoyed this. I thought this book was going to focus more on a sick child, but really this book is about female friendship and the price you pay when competing as an elite athlete.

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MallenNC
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This may be a cheat since the cover is more yellow than gold, but the title ensures there is #GoldontheCover I remember liking this book, and I may reread it before this year‘s Olympics. #AuldLangReads

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊💛 3y
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rockpools
Gold | Chris Cleave
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#BlackGoldCover #DearDecember

I‘d just about given up for the day when I spotted this one!

Eggs Oh that‘s beautiful 3y
Cathythoughts Beautiful 3y
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DMC_run8
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Pickpick

I actually finished this a week ago and wasn't sure how to review it. I loved Cleave's other book, Little Bee, so much that this one was a bit overshadowed. But I have found myself thinking of the characters over this past week so I've decided I liked it.

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JennyM
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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See just #HowFarIllGo to win is something, Zoe, a professional cyclist training for the Olympics, warns her best friend and rival, Kate, each time they race.

This was my first Cleave and I loved, loved, loved that it was about elite sportswomen and the tough choices they sometimes have to make to be the best and stay at the top.

Photo is from our walk today - beautiful time of year in Aus.

Tanisha_A That photograph is 👌! Book sounds good! 4y
Cinfhen Stunning photo🤩I wasn‘t crazy about this book☹️but I LOVED 4y
Kalalalatja Lovely photo 😍 4y
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TrishB I enjoyed this one too. 4y
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful place and photo! 😍😍💖 4y
RadicalReader Love this photo 4y
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JennyM
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30 | #HeatOfJuly

Two friends are chasing #TheFlame of Olympic gold in cycling. However, each has a home life that is making things extra tough - one has a daughter battling leukemia, and the other has a well kept secret.

@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Great choice, interesting premise! 5y
JennyM @BarbaraBB it was my first Chris Cleave from a few years ago - book club pick that made for good discussion. (edited) 5y
Cinfhen Great choice but this book was a bit disappointing for me after I read and loved 5y
Cathythoughts Ahhhhh ! Nice one 👍🏻 5y
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Reagan
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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When I am crying—on the bus—on page 24, I know I am reading a winner. I found this ARC at a book sale years ago. Today was the first day of my practicum! #librarylife

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amyf0x
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Pickpick

Cleave has a way of cutting to the very marrow with his words and choice of subject, making for compelling reading.

Read January 17-23
Book 4/50

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Kshakal
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book very much. A great portrayal of sports at the highest level and what it can do to a person. I also enjoyed learning more about competitive cycling!
#Booked2018
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen This wasn‘t my favorite of his, but it‘s a great choice for #Booked2018 #olympicsport 🏆 5y
Kshakal @Cinfhen I totally agree on both counts!! 5y
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Kshakal
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I have everything accomplished that I need to accomplish this weekend so I think a lazy Sunday is just the ticket!

LiteraryinLawrence You‘ve so earned it! 5y
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valeriegeary
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Oh dear. What have I done. I've never participated in a reading challenge before but this one is irresistible! I like the flexibility. But oh Littens, I might need some recommendations. And @erinreads can I copy your spreadsheet? 😄 Thanks @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft for putting this together. Now for the fun part... What to read, what to read. (Interested in playing along? Sign up here: https://goo.gl/PRLsqz) #booked2018

BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! I hope you love this challenge. Here‘s a link to TBR Goodreads group if you‘re so inclined. Lots of suggestions there. https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/377896-booked2018-a-litsy-seasonal-reading-... 5y
erinreads Feel free! I use Google Docs so I could even share a template of it if you want. 5y
Cinfhen How wonderful ❣️❣️a first time challenger!!!! Can't wait to see what books you choose ?and I'd love to "borrow" your Google doc @erinreads 5y
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erinreads @Cinfhen Here you go: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fFi2OBI5bV2qvsmxCKQoGV0M4zVtzFXab63s2SyC... — It can be copied and pasted in a new Google Doc or Excel to edit as you please! 5y
Cinfhen Thank you soooooo much @erinreads #LittensAreTheBest 💕 5y
valeriegeary @BarbaraTheBibliophage Ooooooo! Thank you! Will definitely check this out for ideas! 5y
valeriegeary @erinreads Ahhhhhhh! Thank you for sharing this! 🙌 😃 5y
valeriegeary @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm pretty excited! I'm hoping at least a few will already be on my shelves. It'll be nice to try and knock out some of the books I own. But I'll definitely have to go snooping in the library for some of these prompts... Not that I'm complaining. 😊 5y
Cinfhen Definitely part of the fun is trying to make your current TBR work towards challenge prompts😉and yes, a visit to the library is ALWAYS a winning idea💟 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @valeriegeary At this point in the year, I make my plans with unread books I already own. It‘s amazing how many matches I can find, since I‘m an eclectic reader. The only one that tripped me up was childhood favorite. I gave all my kids books to my grandkids! 5y
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Well-ReadNeck
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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#junetunz #gold

I love Chris Cleve (definitely an autobuy author for me). I recommend all of his books, including this one! 🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅

DrexEdit I think this is the only one of his books I've read, but I enjoyed it very much. 6y
StephanieMarie The cover is so cool! 6y
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TrishB
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#gold #JuneTunz
@Cinfhen
Good read as I remember 😀

Cinfhen I was disappointed with this one, I thought the premise was good but it didn't work for me 😣I had LITTLE BEE expectations 6y
TrishB @Cinfhen Little Bee had different title here I think? I always get confused by that one! 6y
christineandbooks I haven't read this but loved Little Bee and Everyone Brave...I'll have to try this... 6y
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Cinfhen Thanks for the recommendation @WanderingBookaneer 💕💕I liked that one, but it didn't match my love for Little Bee. Did u read 6y
TrishB @Cinfhen yes - loved that one - don't think the others have matched that one, though did love Everyone Brave @WanderingBookaneer 6y
WanderingBookaneer @Cinfhen : I have not, but I'll add it to TBR. 6y
Tillie Little Bee affected me the most but Gold is so good. Cleve's writing is so good. 6y
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Michellesibs
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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The trouble with a Chris Cleave book is that you can't put it down, they are so readable! I didn't think this book would be for me as I avoid sports at all costs but how wrong was I. This is more than a book on athletes, this is a book that has you on the edge, that makes you want to scream at the pages, that makes you cry and gives you hope. A must read.

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closethipster
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Waiting for her turn.

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Well-ReadNeck
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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#12daysofbookmas #fivegoldrings

For today's gold-themed prompt, I'm going with Chris Cleve's Gold. The gold here is olympic gold and a rivalry between two cyclists. I adore Cleve's writing and have read all of his novels.

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Hollie
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Started listening to Gold this morning while the sun rose over Kansas on our mini road trip. The narrator is fabulous and so far, I'm hooked into the story as well.

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Suet624
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
Mehso-so

Was disappointed in this book. I loved Everyone Brave is Forgiven and hoped I would like this one as much. I don't want to pan it but I don't want to recommend it either.

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kellyannprz
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Pickpick

Finished this one on the weekend! The first reviews I saw about it were so negative, therefore I was thinking I wasn't going to like it. Oh, was my mind wrong! I mean, I do agree that at times these primary characters felt a bit off, but it isn't up until the end (almost) that you get to fully understand why they are the way they are. It also amazed me how, barely noticeable, dots began to connect!

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kellyannprz
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Went out for a coffee run and, when I got home, the light came back!

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kellyannprz
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Island wide blackout= reading in the car while my phone charges😹 Obviously, it's parked, I'm not driving!

BookishMarginalia #blackoutday = reading time for us too 👍🏼 6y
WanderingBookaneer #ApagónPR = reading 6y
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kellyannprz
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Here's my current read! I love the whole perspective aspect of this cover; how you could either see a type of vase or cup and/or faces.

Well-ReadNeck ♥️ Chris Cleve!!! 6y
Well-ReadNeck Cleave! 😜 6y
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kellyannprz
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave

Here's my current read! I love the whole perspective aspect of this cover; how you could either see a type of vase or cup and/or faces.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Here are my 7 250+ page books that I read for the #bookisholympics Thanks @TheSpinecrackersBookClub for organizing!!!! Super fun, as always to read with all of you here on Litsy!!!

KarenUK Congrats! 6y
Varshitha Congrats 👏🏻👏🏻 6y
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Hoopiefoot Congrats! 🎉🏅 6y
BookishTrish Wow! Wow! 6y
ImaginativeMom 🏅🍾🎉 6y
Eyelit 👏🏅 6y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Congrats!! 6y
Chessa Nice work! 👏👏👏 6y
PurpleyPumpkin Well done!🏅 6y
Lacythebookworm Awesome! Way to go 👏👏👏 6y
BekahB Woo hoo! Awesome! 👏👏 6y
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MallenNC
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I love the Olympics and after London 2012, I read this book about competitive indoor cyclists. It has been on my mind this week as indoor cycling is happening during the Rio 2016 Games. Gold introduced me to an unfamiliar sport. May read this again!

MrBook Unfamiliar to most of it. Therefore, added to my TBR, thanks! 😊👍🏻 6y
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WanderingBookaneer
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Yesterday I said that if our 🇵🇷 Monica Puig 🇵🇷 won gold, the first Olimpic gold medal for Puerto Rico, I would do the same in the #bookisholympics . @TheSpinecrackersBookClub , get ready, I'm going for it. 🏅

Gissy Go!! 6y
RealLifeReading Woohoo! Go for the Gold! 6y
Notafraidofwords I cried 6y
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BookishMarginalia I'm cheering you on, wife! 6y
WanderingBookaneer @Notafraidofwords : Are you Puerto Rican? 6y
gibblr @Notafraidofwords - Don't worry, @JaimitaPR cried as well 😉 6y
Notafraidofwords @JaimitaPR I sure am. Family is from San Sebastián Puerto Rico! 6y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub Woohoo! Good luck 🎉🎉 6y
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Anna_k8t
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! Wonderful story and wonderful characters. I read this right as the 2012 Olympics were happening and as this is about about the Olympics made it a great choice.

5/5

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amrsprout
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Just found this one and realized I haven't read it yet. Loved his others so should be good.

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KendallMorganHall
Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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Only a supremely talented author can make bike racing so fascinating. Ultimately this is a book about friendship, marriage, illness, family, and dedication. It wasn't as poetic as Everyone Brave Is Forgiven but it is still a gem of a book.

Well-ReadNeck I read everything he writes. 💕💕💕💕 7y
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KendallMorganHall
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"Off the bike she was like a smoker without cigarettes, never sure what to do with her hands. As soon as she got off the bike, her heart was expected to perform these baffling secondary functions - like loving someone and feeling something and belonging somewhere...."

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