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Salt to the Sea
Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
New York Times Bestseller! "Masterly crafted"—The Wall Street JournalFor readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war's most devastating—yet unknown—tragedies.World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.Told in alternating points of view and perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, Erik Larson's Dead Wake, and Elizabeth Wein's Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff—the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did in Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity can prevail, even in the darkest of hours.Praise for Salt to the Sea:Featured on NPR's Morning Edition  ♦  “Superlative…masterfully crafted…[a] powerful work of historical fiction.”—The Wall Street Journal  ♦  “[Sepetys is] a master of YA fiction…she once again anchors a panoramic view of epic tragedy in perspectives that feel deeply textured and immediate.”—Entertainment Weekly  ♦  “Compelling for both adult and teenage readers.”—New York Times Book Review  ♦  “Intimate, extraordinary, artfully crafted…brilliant.”—Shelf Awareness  ♦  “[H]aunting, heartbreaking, hopeful and altogether gorgeous…one of the best young-adult novels to appear in a very long time.”—Salt Lake Tribune  ♦  *"This haunting gem of a novel begs to be remembered."—Booklist, starred review  ♦  *"Artfully told and sensitively crafted...will leave readers weeping."—School Library Journal, starred reviewPraise for Between Shades of Gray:New York Times Notable Book, 2011  ♦  Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book, 2011  ♦  A Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Best Book of 2011  ♦  iTunes 2011 Rewind Best Teen Novel  ♦  A Carnegie Medal and William C. Morris Finalist  ♦  A New York Times and International Bestseller  ♦  “Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both.”—The Washington Post  ♦  *"Beautifully written and deeply felt…an important book that deserves the widest possible readership.”—BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition.
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MidnightBookGirl
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Sepetys is an amazing author, and I'm so glad I finally read this! The audio narration is done by a wonderful cast (even Alfred!). A very sad reminder of the youngest victims of war and a very timely (sadly, still) story of refugees.

SaturnDoo I recommend this book a lot. It's a favorite ❤❤ Glad you enjoyed it. 3h
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LorieL
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Sorry I've been away from Litsy! I had to take a break to focus on writing but I'm back to reading and looking forward to diving back into this community that I love! ♥️📚

🔊 Question: What's one of your favorite audiobooks?
Hands down, mine is Salt to the Sea. The four narrators brought the story to life for me and I believe I enjoyed it even more on audio than I would have if I read it in book form! A rare occurrence for me.

Shley9225 Hands down my favourite audiobook(s) are the Illuminae Files audiobooks: Illuminae, Gemini, and Obsidio. It is everything you could ask for an audiobook adaptation and then so much more. 2w
LorieL @Shley9225 Really? I wouldn't think the format of those books would translate to audio! I'm intrigued...🤔 2w
Shley9225 It‘s a whole other experience, those audiobooks. People who start with the audiobook can‘t imagine it translating to paper, that‘s how good it is. You haven‘t truly read the books until you‘ve tried both formats. 2w
LorieL @Shley9225 I'm intrigued...just ordered the book from the library and added it to my Audible wishlist. 😉 1w
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Chelseabillups30
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This is definitely the first book in quite a long time that was required reading and I actually thoroughly enjoyed it!!

It‘s a quick read.
Thick? Yes. But the flow is easy and poetic, even though the story is heavy and difficult to comprehend.

If it were a movie I definitely would have beef with the fate of the characters journeys. I did as a written work.

It was gripping, page turning work of historical fiction that won‘t soon leave me.

Butterfinger I loved this. 2w
Chelseabillups30 @Butterfinger, you read the book? 2w
Elizabeth2 I just passed this over as a potential book club pick (it‘s my turn this month). Your review has me second guessing my choices! 2w
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Chelseabillups30 @Elizabeth2, good! I highly suggest you put it back in the running. And I hope that if it is to be the one that you read next that I will see a raving review from you very soon! 😉 2w
SaturnDoo Ohhh I ❤ this book. It's also one that I find myself always recommending. @Elizabeth2 I definitely think you should give this one a try. 😁 2w
Butterfinger @Chelseabillups30 I read it for my little book club 2 years ago. Ashes in the Snow, I think is the title, is just as good. Ashes was supposed to be made into a film, but I've not seen it released. No I'm wrong. The book is Between Shades of Gray. They changed the title because it sounded too much like 50Shades. 2w
booksaremyfavorite Amazing book! So glad you enjoyed it! @Butterfinger...the movie Ashes in the Snow doesn‘t follow the book as well. The book is way better. 2w
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Chelseabillups30
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The shoe poet has done it again!! 👏🏻😩👠😭👏🏻

Crazeedi Shoes!!👠👠 2w
pppooraikul Love this book 😍 2w
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Chelseabillups30
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Just under 1k to go to reach 30k litfluence. ❗️❗️❗️

And to think that a while back my goal by the summer months was 10k. 🤯

I think I‘m going to be a little bit more ambitious and up that goal to 50k by the end of summer!

I have full confidence in you, my fellow book nerds!! 💯

Crazeedi Yay!!!❤💞❣ 3w
suvata 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
La_Cori Congrats!! 👏🎉📚 3w
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BookwormAHN Congratulations 💐 3w
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3w
bibliostephanie I have no idea why these things really matter, but they DO!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Now I have to catch up! 🤩🤩 3w
Chelseabillups30 @bibliostephanie, I‘ve actually thought to myself more than once that if more kids and young people knew about Litsy, they‘d probably read more. It‘s definitely made me a more engaged reader as I share quotations and images and write reviews reflecting on what I read! It makes reading like a game! 3w
bibliostephanie I agree! It‘s a great platform for many reasons. Glad to be connected to you! 3w
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Ddzmini Congratulations 🍾🎈🎉🎊 📖😋 3w
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Chelseabillups30
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The trees. 🌲🌳

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La_Cori
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#QuotsyJuly19 #community
@TK-421

“Books join us together as a global reading community, but more important, a global human community striving to learn from the past.”
(The quote is from the Author's Note)

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TaciturnWhenReading
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New stuff! #bookoutlet

Julsmarshall Loved Salt to the Sea 😍😍 3w
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Chelseabillups30
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I see why this guy was nicknamed “The Shoe Poet” and why it stuck!

This dialogue exchange exemplifies the poetic depth of how this story is told and how beautiful the writing within the pages really is.

👞 🥾👟👢👠

Hollie I loved the shoe poet so much! 4w
Shley9225 This was one of my favourite parts of the book 4w
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Chelseabillups30
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But brave warriors, we brush away fear with a flick of the wrist. We laugh in the face of fear, kick it like the stone across the street.

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Chelseabillups30
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Trial run of Libro.fm FOR THE WIN!!
CD version of the audiobook has been “in transit” from my local library for days, but I have this now and can catch up on the pages I‘m supposed to have read by now. 👏🏻💯👏🏻💯👏🏻

Have some listening goals that are undone on Audible so I haven‘t canned it yet....but I‘ve found and “added to wishlist” quite a few books Audible hasn‘t shown they have....so we‘ll see what happens!
Might be the end of an era!

Shley9225 You might want to go to your library and look for the book yourself. This happened to me once and it turns out the books that were “in transit” were still sitting on the shelf the whole time 4w
Chelseabillups30 @Shley9225, I have the physical book already. I have been waiting on the audiobook discs for the last couple days and this just happens to be a more accessible way to stream and take the audio with me anywhere!! 4w
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Chelseabillups30
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Required reading for my summer class.
Anybody read it?
Like? Love? Hate?
First 150 pages need to be read by Thursday!

Lovesbooks87 I have read it and it was really good! 4w
BeckyRoy My bookclub read it and we all liked it. 4w
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Karkar I feel like it gets recommended a lot on the podcasts I listen to.... I have it on my TBR but have not made it there yet 🤓 4w
Daisey I really liked this one! 4w
booksaremyfavorite Loved it! 4w
Shley9225 Amazing and tearjerking 4w
staci.reads It's fantastic!
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erzascarletbookgasm A great read! 4w
toofondofbooks Yes, excellent read 4w
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Anna.VanTrapp
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I read this last year and realized I didn‘t review it. This was an exciting suspenseful read, I read it in three days. It follows four people in World War II, three trying to flee the nazi‘s and how there lives intertwine trying to board a ship to get them out, and one very young brainwashed nazi soldier you almost feel bad for him because he‘s so ignorant and knows nothing about anything, except a manipulated misplaced hate for jews.

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booksaremyfavorite
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Excellent!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5...loved the characters and learned about some history I hadn‘t heard about before.

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MoniqueSnyman
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Currently listening to Salt to the Sea, and enjoying it immensely.

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crhealey
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☀️☀️☀️#weekendreads

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magicalshelves
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Another gripping historical fiction by Sepetys. Sepetys is so good with her characterizations and descriptions that some scenes really had me on the edge of my seat.

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RachelO
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Mehso-so

In January 1945, the MV Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed, whilst evacuating refugees, civilians and military personnel from the advancing Russian Army. This is the story of 4 young people and their journey to the ship.

It‘s an incredibly well-researched novel, yet wears it‘s research gently, never feeling as though you‘re being preached at or lectured to. And it kept me turning the pages. But with 4 rapidly switching viewpoints, 👇

RachelO ... plus short chapters, and based on so many stories, I didn‘t truly get to know the characters - there were so many things I‘d have liked to know more of, spend more time with. Maybe I‘m just not doing so well with YA right now.

It‘s a quick read, about lesser-known aspects of WWII, and for that reason I‘m glad to have read this.

#readaroundtheworld #lithuania
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rretzler This was one of my younger son‘s summer reading choices for Freshman Honors English - the other was Agatha Christie‘s And Then There Were None. He‘s very interested in WWII, but I‘m glad I steered him to the Christie (being one of my favorite books.) He had to pick a second book and after much discussion we finally decided on Code Name Verity. After reading your review, It seems my instincts paid off although I did buy this book for me but not him 3mo
xxjenadanxx I actually love Ruta Sepetys but think Between Shades of Gray is the better read! 3mo
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Readerbuzz
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...I've never heard the story of the Wilhelm Gustloff. This account, with stories of savagery of the Soviets, saving treasures from the Nazis, frightened children, a brave nurse, a kind shoemaker, a blind girl, and many others, will stick with you long after you have finished the book.

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Readerbuzz
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Getting to Know You Survey
1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Alvin, TX, USA.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Salt to the Sea.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Coffee.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I've blogged at Readerbuzz for ten years.
5) What‘s one thing you‘ll do different today? This is my 25th readathon. I plan to read and blog.

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Stephaniereads1
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Next up.

RadicalReader Beautiful cover I would spend all day admiring it 4mo
Stephaniereads1 Right! I love a good cover. 4mo
Kaylamburson One of my favorite books! Definitely my favorite featuring WWII. 4mo
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Eggs A top book for me❣️ 4mo
RebL Love this book! 4mo
Stephaniereads1 It was really good and sad. 4mo
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Endowarrior21
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There are very few books that I recommend to every single person, regardless of what genre they like to read or their taste in books. But Salt to the Sea is one of them. From the moment I read the first page, I knew that this book would stick with me for the rest of my life. Salt to the Sea is incredible. The characters(I really still hate Alfred), the writing, the plot. It's shocking and honest. It's eye opening and emotional.

candority I‘ve been meaning to read this forever! So glad to see your strong endorsement! 4mo
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Endowarrior21

Those who have read Salt to the Sea did Alfred get on your nerves. I really can‘t stand him and I am only half way through the book.

booksaremyfavorite Can‘t wait to hear your final thoughts. I just bought this book. 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“How foolish to #Believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky.”

#LiteraryLuck

xxjenadanxx I love Ruta Sepetys so much. I hope she writes more soon. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @xxjenadanxx I‘ve only read this one and 💜💜 4mo
xxjenadanxx @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks her only other one is Between Shades of Gray which is sort of the cousin to Salt to the Sea. I highly recommend you pick it up some time! 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @xxjenadanxx I‘ve got it!! I just haven‘t read it yet 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 4mo
xxjenadanxx @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks lol it happens! At least you have one to look forward to now! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @xxjenadanxx yes!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
vkois88 Oh, I like this quote! Makes me want to pick it up 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 it‘s good!! ❤️ 4mo
tammysue Great quote! And amazing book!! ❤️ 4mo
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Jschultzems
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Disclaimer - I listened to the audiobook. This one took some time to get used to. The narration changes perspective with each chapter and while “clear”, is sometimes hard to follow what‘s going on. Ultimately, I enjoyed the book, though. Well written and good scene building.

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Eggs
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Can‘t choose just one:

Salt to the Sea
The Velvet Hours
The Lost Wife
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
A World Without You

#bestbooksofar2019

Ashley85 Eleanor! ❤️❤️ 4mo
megnews It was so hard for me to choose just one too. Ive been reading a lot of WWII fiction lately. Will have to check this out. Thanks for playing! 4mo
ChasingOm I loved Salt to Sea too! 4mo
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IamIamIam Without a doubt 4mo
Hollie So many great books on your list! 😍 4mo
Eggs @whatshesreadingnow yesss❣️ 4mo
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Reecaspieces
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All snuggled in before the bad weather hits. Just going to sit right here all day and read. Sounds like the best safety plan ever! 🌪 🌪 🌩⛈

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Eggs
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#frideas @SailorMoon
1* mostly fiction
2* tagged and highly recommend!!
3* algebra 2
4* I have several: early 1900s, ww2, and 1950s-1960s
5* @jmtrivera @julesG @Elma

julesG Thanks for the tag. 5mo
jmtrivera Oh, yay! Thanks for tagging! 5mo
SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 5mo
Eggs @julesG @jmtrivera @SailorMoon You're welcome 😊 5mo
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Whatthebook
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This was a great historical fiction retelling of refugees, soldiers, and a shipwreck during WWII. https://www.instagram.com/p/BueVfpdHI1L/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=5625xk...

greenhairdontcare I just finished this. I really enjoyed it! 5mo
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greenhairdontcare
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I finished this days ago but I haven‘t been able to stop thinking about it. 💔 It was beautifully written. Historical fiction isn‘t always my cup of tea, but I enjoyed this. I knew nothing about Wilhelm Gustloff & now I want to know more because of this book.

I listened to the #audiobook version & I loved that each character was voiced by someone different.

The ONLY thing I didn‘t like was part of the ending. Otherwise, 4/5 for me.

mandi1082 She is such a greater writer. Read and loved all her books!!!💕💕💕 5mo
greenhairdontcare @mandi1082 I was JUST reading about her on Wikipedia! I‘m very keen to check out her other books. 5mo
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greenhairdontcare
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I picked up a reservation & library card at a local library tonight. I now own a total of three library cards, for three different libraries.🙊

I didn‘t want to leave the library. It was quite big & it looked well stocked! Libraries will forever be my safe haven & favourite place to calm down & relax. 🙌🏻📚

Booked tagged is my current audiobook. I picked it randomly then realised it was on my ‘to read‘ list on Goodreads!

#library #audiobook

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JulAnna
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It is incredible that the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff is such a little known part of WW2 history. This book provided the story from 4 perspectives. Interesting, but I was left wanting more.

mandi1082 Loved loved loved this book. 5mo
SilversReviews Excellent book. 5mo
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Eggs
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The paths of four weary travelers converge during WWII as they board the ship Wilhelm Gustoff. It was to be their 'ship of dreams' and to carry them home 💔
#carrymehome #TimbitTunes @TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen

erzascarletbookgasm I ❤️ this book! 💔😥 5mo
Cinfhen Beautiful photo❣️❣️❣️I don‘t know why but this book didn‘t affect me the way I expected it to. It was just an ok read for me 😔I know... #unpopularopinion 5mo
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Marina_h I loved this book 😍 I was surprised I didn't know about this historical event from WWII but I love historical fiction where I learn new things so this was a great read! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen I agree with you Cindy!!! It‘s a first!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻😂😂🤣🤣 5mo
Cinfhen Finally!!!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❣️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen yaaaassssss!!!!!! 5mo
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Eggs
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📖 Dandelion Wine, mysteries
📚 reorganizing book collection
✅ salt to the sea - omg
🤚 double-jointed
💙 will do
#friyayintro @howjessreads

RadicalReader @Eggs what can you do double jointed ? 5mo
Eggs @RadicalReader thumbs 5mo
RadicalReader @Eggs sweet my friend is double jointed and I think it‘s the coolest thing ever. I can curl my tongue awesome to be able to do unique things 5mo
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Kaye 🌷 5mo
JoScho 😘❤️ 5mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 5mo
tournevis 👋👋👋👋👋 5mo
Hollie ♥️😘 5mo
Hollie I loved Salt to the Sea! 5mo
LeahBergen 😘😘 5mo
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CBee
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@kellyann28 ❤️❤️❤️ thank you!! I love everything - and as you can see, a certain 6 year old already had to sample the candy 😂
Happy Valentine‘s Day!! #jb @kaye

kellyann28 That candy is too good not to sample 😂😂 glad you like everything! ❤ 5mo
Kaye Very cute. I‘ve never tried that candy. Does it have nuts in it ? I like candy and ice cream with nuts. Yum. 5mo
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Lovesbooks87 The book was so good! I love that candy too! 5mo
kellyann28 @kaye They are chocolate and have small hazelnut pieces in it! I'm on a diet or else I'd also have some for myself lol 5mo
Kaye Yum. I‘m trying to lose some poundage. I‘d eat it , then just walk to Cleveland and back. That way, I‘d wear them off. 😁 5mo
CBee @kellyann28 I wish you‘d seen the look he gave me, when I said they were all mine 😂😂 total stink eye 😂😂 5mo
CBee @kaye oh me oh my you must try it! It‘s amazing! 5mo
Kaye They will be on my grocery list. Tomorrow AM. 😁 5mo
CBee @kaye I‘m not sure how great you can see the pic, but they‘re Ferrero Rocher. So good! 5mo
Kaye I‘ve seen them in the store. Didn‘t remember the name. Thanks 😊 5mo
CBee @kaye ♥️♥️ 5mo
Betty I like the bookmark! 5mo
CBee @Betty I‘m pretty sure @kellyann28 made the bookmark ❤️ 5mo
kellyann28 @Betty @Cbee yes, I made it. Just an easy little craft 😊 5mo
CBee @kellyann28 very cool ❤️❤️ 5mo
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Mmartin14
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I have been so wrapped up in WW2 historical fiction lately. I am always so grounded and inspired by those who could find even the smallest spark of light in such a dark time. I have just started “Salt to the Sea” by Ruta Sepetys, but am already so entranced by the characters and writing style ❤️

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LondElle89
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Pickpick

This was such a beautifully written but heartbreaking story. 5 out of 5.

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mentinker
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What a group we were. A pregnant girl in love, a kindly shoemaker, an orphan boy, a blind girl, and a giantess who complained that everyone was in her way when she herself took up the most room. And me, a lonely girl who missed her family and begged for a second chance” p130

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mentinker
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Once I got into this book, it was an easy and compelling read. Septys does a nice job weaving together the 4 main characters stories, based on the refugee experiences of Eastern Europeans running from both the Russians and the Germans as WWII was coming to a close. A timely reminder of how humanity can be lost amongst nationalists fervor.

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emilyrose_x
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1. Current read is tagged 📚
2. Hufflepuff 💛
3. Would I Lie To You? 😂

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Yay Hufflepuff pride! Thanks for joining in 💛🖤💛 6mo
emilyrose_x @rachelsbrittain Welcome 💛 6mo
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Eggs
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A stunning example of historical fiction at its finest. About a little known event from WWII 1945, in the Baltic Sea. The ship Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed by a Russian sub, and sunk, with loss of life of 8000+, over half were children. This was kept secret for a long time. Author Sepetys is keen to explore/inform readers of the little known tragedies of that war. Told in multiple POV

kspenmoll Great review! 6mo
Daisey ❤️ this book! 6mo
Julsmarshall I loved this! 6mo
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RebL Yes. This book. All of it. 6mo
tracey38 Oh wow. I've seen this book everywhere but haven't really paid attention to what it's about. 6mo
Hollie I loved this one! 6mo
Eggs @kspenmoll Thank you, very kind of you 😍 6mo
Eggs @tracey38 Me too and it's been sitting on my tbr shelf for at least a year...so glad I read it 6mo
Weaponxgirl I‘m sold, stacked! 6mo
Eggs @Weaponxgirl Yay 😊 6mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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1. Central PA, USA
2. Ruta Sepetys
3. Insurmountable
4. Living room couch
5. Salt to the Sea (historical fiction billed as YA that reads adult)

#littenintro @tessavi

readordierachel Hey, my tbr is the same size as yours! 😆 6mo
Butterfinger You cannot go wrong with Sepetys. 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @readordierachel 👊🏻 I have a funny feeling we‘re not alone! 6mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Butterfinger I loved the tagged book. Just bought this one to read sooner rather than later. 6mo
Butterfinger @BarbaraTheBibliophage, the movie was set to premiere this month. The movie's name is Ashes in the Snow. I can't decide which one I like more. It is just great writing. 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Butterfinger Why do they change names like that?? It‘s nonsensical. Anyway, I‘ll probably just read the book. 6mo
Bookzombie @BarbaraTheBibliophage I think I read it might have to do with a recent trilogy of movies with shades and grey in the title. 😉 6mo
tessavi Thank you for the recommendation, stacked it! 6mo
Hollie I loved this book and 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Bookzombie Haha! No, actually it‘s quite different from *those* books. 🤪 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tessavi Hope you enjoy it! (Whenever you get to it ...) 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Hollie 👊🏻 I‘m looking forward to Between Shades of Gray! 6mo
Bookzombie @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😂 I know. I read it in 2017 I think. I need to read her other books. 6mo
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AnansiGirl
Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Of all the history lessons on WWII I never knew about the refugees aboard the Wilhelmina Gustloff until today.

#subjectofthemonth #historicalfiction @Tove_Reads

Tove_Reads Are you enjoying the book? 7mo
Lovesbooks87 Me either! I read this last week and it was such a heartbreaking story! 7mo
AnansiGirl @Tove_Reads it‘s pulling on my heartstrings a lot, but I‘m captivated by what I‘ve read up to so far. 7mo
AnansiGirl @Lovesbooks87 I have a box of tissues on stand by whenever my eyes decide to spontaneously cleanse themselves. 7mo
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Lovesbooks87
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Ruta Sepety's does it again. Her books are beautifully written, but deals with such sad subjects. Once again she writes about a period in time during WW2 that I had never heard about. I had never heard of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff and how more than 9,000 people died. How so many people braved such awful conditions to get to the ship only to die. The message of this book was very powerful!

Lovesbooks87 This was the 7th book I completed in the #24b42019 readathon. Almost to 24 hours!!! 7mo
Anitareads I'm hesitant to read this book. I know it will be good but also SAD... I have to mentally prep myself before reading such books. 7mo
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Giant_Octopus
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Fantastic. Joana x Florain

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Shley9225
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An amazingly written book that not only captivates readers while breaking their hearts, but teaches about an important and TRUE tragedy of WWII. Honestly, what else can you ask for from a historical fiction novel. The characters were well written and believable, the plot captivating and heartbreaking. Also, when a book is compared to Code Name Verity you KNOW it‘ll be AMAZING.

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Jensol77 Read it. It's awesome. 8mo
Beatlefan129 I thought this was fantastic! 8mo
toofondofbooks Agreed this was excellent. Her book Shades of Grey is even better 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!! 8mo
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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! I finished Salt to the sea tonight. It was so good. It definitely made me cry. I always learn about new history by Ruta Sepetys. I recommend everyone read it. Also between shades of gray. I'm so happy! I read 9 books this month. I'm not sure how I did it. ❤📚😀😄 #library #bookgeek #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Salt to the Sea is a story of refugees during World War II. It‘s part of the author‘s family history, and her research into real-life events is meticulous. And yet, this is a story of people, not just history. The history is the why and the how, but the people in the novel are its heart.

This is a YA book so grounded in history—and tragedy—that it feels like an adult book.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2018 #pop18 #setatsea

PatienceFortitude I read it before Litsy and I couldn‘t have said any of this better 8mo
LiteraryinLititz Great review, Barbara! I don‘t usually gravitate toward war stories because I am easily upset by them. Do you think I‘d be ok with this? I‘d like to try it. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LiteraryinLititz Hmmm. Did you read my full review? I‘m not usually bummed out by books, even when they‘re sad. But this one was tragic with a small side of hope at the end. So, you might find it too much. 8mo
mcctrish I loved this book! You are right about it‘s YA that reads ‘adult‘ 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Just started this one yesterday, and I‘m flying through it. I‘m not a YA reader, but so far I like the historical fiction WWII story. And it should count for #pop18 #setatsea.

mom2bugnbee So good! All of hers are meticulously researched & reach far beyond YA. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this! 💙💔 8mo
jenniferajanes Ooh! Thanks for the reminder. I bought this one on sale for Kindle in September. I need to bump it up to the top of my TBR list. 8mo
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Jennifer3 I really like all of her books! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @mom2bugnbee So far, I feel comfortable with the story and her style as teaching to my reading preferences. Glad to know she‘s a strong researcher. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @jenniferajanes I‘m pretty sure I got it on sale too! Win-win 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @erzascarletbookgasm @Jennifer3 I‘ve steeled myself for the heartbreak ... 8mo
Jennifer3 @BarbaraTheBibliophage That is a good thing because there usually is in her books. I liked Between Shades of Gray as well. 8mo
jenniferajanes @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes! 🎉🙌🏻📚 8mo
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