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Red, White & Royal Blue
Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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rachelsbrittain
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Guess which book we're discussing on the podcast this month 😉😉

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Pride Month Read🌈 with Caesar Salad and Tempeh. #GoodKarmaCafe delish vegan food. Red Bank, NJ.

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Travellinggator
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5⭐️ I thoroughly enjoyed this book for so many reasons. The characters were very well fleshed-out and relatable, and I loved their sexual and emotional chemistry. The politics were also very on point, and the conflict felt realistic, especially given that these were queer characters. I can‘t wait to read Casey McQuiston‘s next book! #takeprideinreading

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Jeannineth
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Book #3 of the #summerathon is Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I have heard and seen this book everywhere. I need to see what the hype is about.

ruskigurl16 Gorgeous flowers, by the way. ❤️💐 21h
Jeannineth @ruskigurl16 thanks. I love 🌹. 21h
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Limonotte
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Look I know I'm late to this party but this has honestly been the book I've been needing for months. It's sweet, romantic, and a lovely escapist palate cleanser if your political heart was broken back in 2016. Complete with an enemies to friends to lovers romance, election politics, and classics references. Absolutely recommend it.

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B.Reader
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Pick times five thousand. What a great #romance for #PrideMonth, with a diverse cast of characters delightfully drawn. I loved the relationships in this book—between the two protagonists, but also with the MC‘s family and friends. Such great drama, politics, intelligence, and heartthrobs. Made a collage of the highlights for me.

marleed Great Pic for this fun book! If only!! 22h
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Lauren.Archer
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Ready for something a little lighter right now.

Lovesbooks87 I LOVED this book! It was amazing!!! Enjoy! 1d
sebrittain Such a fun book! 1d
NeamhainHughes Agree, it was so delightful! 23h
BooknerdsLife One of my highly anticipated books this year! 🙌🏼💖 Happy reading 📚 13h
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CarolynM
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Was this book in any way believable? No. Was it utterly charming and heartwarming? Yes. A #BlameItOnLitsy and an absolute winner for me. #Romantsy

GingerAntics I‘ve been wavering on this one. Romance isn‘t usually my thing, but it does sound cute. Sometimes you just need a light easy read to relax and this does seem perfect. 2d
CarolynM @GingerAntics I confess that I enjoy romance books when they're well written and peopled with likeable characters. This book meets those criteria for me. 2d
GingerAntics Those criteria are always helpful, I agree. I don‘t like sappy stuff that just makes you roll your eyes through the whole thing. Those characters are generally unlikable, though. That could be considered poorly written, too. Well written is always important. (edited) 2d
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CarolynM @GingerAntics The Insta love thing is always hard to take, and the separation over stupid stuff or total lack of communication. I also hate the ones that keep telling you how much the characters love each other, belong together, delight in each other's company etc but don't provide any evidence for any of it. 2d
GingerAntics Absolutely. I‘m 100% with you on all of that. That‘s why I generally avoid romances unless they‘re well done. 2d
BooknerdsLife I have this ebook and can‘t wait to buddy read next month😱💙💖 1d
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rachelsbrittain
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This book, I SWEAR 😂😂

Travellinggator Omg I literally laughed out loud reading this part. 55m
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litenthusiast
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Feeling grateful for a quiet Saturday night at home and having time to read. This book had made me laugh a few times so far.

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rachelsbrittain
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God I love this book 😂

Lovesbooks87 This book was so amazing! I can't even count how many times I laughed out laugh while reading it! 3d
rachelsbrittain Same! I'm really enjoying rereading it. The turkey scene kills me every time 😂😂 3d
bookandbedandtea I have so much love for this book 2d
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bookishkris
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Woke up this morning feeling like I‘m swallowing nails, so taking it easy today with lots of tea and a distraction. I read it in May, in ebook, but loved it so much that I had to have a print copy. I‘m pretty sure this will go on my list of favorite rereads.

MrT Seems totally cheesy however, it's on order. Love a bit of 'fan fiction' and that's it's an LGBT read. 4d
wanderinglynn Hope you feel better soon! 💚 4d
bookishkris @MrT it‘s actually not really cheesy at all. I thought it would be, but it‘s surprisingly deep (plus lots of political strategy). I think you‘ll like it. And I kind of stalked your profile, so thanks for The Madonna of Bolton, I‘m going to read that next. I love seeing books from other countries! 4d
MrT No probs! 4d
marleed My favorite way to purchase a book anew is when I love a library book so much that I head to the bookstore for my own physical copy. 4d
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Hollie
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This was utterly delightful. My only complaint is that the title absolutely needs the Oxford comma. Seriously. I listened to the audio so I didn‘t notice the lack of Oxford comma until I finished, though. I loved Alex and Henry and pals Nora and June and the escapism that was a White House run by a female present in 2016 with a beautiful blended family. The audio narrator was fantastic for the part. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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B.Reader
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As the daughter of a public figure and someone who moved into public service as well, I‘m really enjoying reading this book so far. MC Alex is a hoot and I am enjoying his unabashed ambition and interest in the political process. Really glad I picked up this one! #romance #currentlyreading

RaimeyGallant Nice review! 4d
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IndoorDame
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Because I have no patience or self control I decided I couldn't handle the 6 month library hold list and bought myself a kindle copy of this, and I'm SO glad I did! This was a total #blameitonlitsy read for me. When I first saw the galley of this the cover art and brief blurb turned me off and I was convinced I wouldn't be interested, but the more reviews I read the more excited I got about it and you all were right :-) I LOVED this. #pridemonth

BookNAround So glad you liked it. I thought it was totally adorable. 6d
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This was such a good lgbt read especially the development of a solid bisexual character. I resonated with the characters and truly fell in love as they did.

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Hollie
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My current audio book has a very #sassyMC and I‘m listening with my sassy cat, Sophie. MC Alex lives in the White House with his mom, the president, and finds himself falling for Prince Henry of England, who was previously his frenemy. I‘m thoroughly enjoying this and thankful I could get it on audio because I‘ve had such a terrible headache the past few days that I haven‘t felt up to much reading. #jazzyjune

wanderinglynn Sophie is so cute! All that fluff! ❤️🐱 6d
Eggs Hope your headache 🤕 resolves soon ❤️ Thanks for playing my challenge 🤗👏🏻 6d
Crazeedi I'm sure sophie will help you feel better, hugs❣ 6d
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EyesOnly34 I love this cat, Hollie. 6d
Hollie Thank you @eggs it is a little better today! 6d
Hollie Thank you @crazeedi @wanderinglynn 😻😻 6d
Hollie @EyesOnly34 I do, too! 😻 6d
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litenthusiast
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Two of my digital library holds came in at once, plus I have three more to pick up at the library. Guess I know what I'm doing this weekend. I'm really looking forward to both of these.

rachelsbrittain RWRB is such a good one!! 7d
Hollie I‘m currently listening to RWRB and loving it 6d
marleed Loved RWRB and June is such a good month to read it! 6d
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Airykah13
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Loved this book! There were several laugh out loud moments and I was rooting for Alex and Henry the whole time. This love story made my cold, black heart melt a little bit.

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NeamhainHughes
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Oh my gravy, I just devoured this book in four hours. So sweet and steamy and oh my goodness adorable. And bisexual representation! Definitely looking out for more by this author, wow.

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everlocalwest
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This was so sweet and perfect and exactly what I needed during a massively stressful week.

Apologies for spamming a series of not great reviews, but I wanted to get these off of my currently reading list and my brain space is not adequate for better analysis at the moment.

Also, @KatDowney I'm bringing this to the shop for you! 💙📚

jamie_in_the_library I loved this one and def told a lot of people about it. I‘m glad you found a book to take you out of your “meh” reads! 1w
everlocalwest @jamie_in_the_library finding the right book at the right time is the best feeling! And I'm definitely going to be recommending this one this summer!! 1w
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my.books.in.squares
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Enjoying this audiobook so much!

I also have it on my Kindle but the narrator is doing a good job so I think I will continue listening. It's really funny so far and super cute! ❤️

#scribd

Lovesbooks87 I LOVED this book!!!! 1w
LauraWeasley Oh, I adore this book so much and I loved the audio as well! 1w
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Airykah13
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1) Atomic Habits, Valencia and Valentine, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hugo, Red, White & Royal Blue
2) American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera
3) Hopefully going to a movie!

#weekendreads

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Siriusly Bookish
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“Keep fighting, keep making history, keep looking after one another” 💪🏻👊🏻 #empowerment #newadult

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 (edited) 1w
Siriusly Bookish @wanderinglynn thank you! I‘m still trying to figure everything out lol 1w
wanderinglynn Check out @RaimeyGallant - she has a link on her page to some Litsy tips. #litsywelcomewagon 1w
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! And @chelleo has Litsy how-to videos on her page. :) @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1w
Siriusly Bookish @RaimeyGallant ah thanks so much! I will definitely look into her! 1w
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 1w
Siriusly Bookish @Eggs thank you!! 1w
Dr._Who_number10 Welcome to litsy!!!!!❤️❤️📚📚📚 6d
Siriusly Bookish @Dr._Who_number10 thanks!! 6d
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jerra
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what a fantastic read!

feminism ✔️
representation ✔️
tackles serious issues ✔️
funny ✔️
good pacing ✔️
has an adorably cute love story like it promises ✔️✔️✔️

StayCurious I‘ve been seeing this everywhere on Litsy. I‘ll have to read it! 2w
jerra @StayCurious it‘s a cute NA novel! 2w
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alisonrose
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This was SO MUCH MORE than I expected! It was fun & funny & breezy, but also surprisingly deep & profound. The story felt so believable too, that this could totally happen & would probably be a lot like this, b/c princes & First Sons are still just ppl with their own identities, after all. Loved Alex & Henry, June, Zahra, all the cast. Loved the sweetness & seriousness mixed. Just wonderful, beyond what I anticipated. A rare & happy 5/5 ⭐️ for me!

alisonrose Also I almost started crying near the end because of what COULD HAVE AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN and it was so nice but also TOO SOON because 2016 will always feel like it just happened. 2w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “History, huh?” This story is so hopeful and heartwarming. It presents an alternative version of the American political climate and bucks British royal family tradition. If only the world could be this progressive, loving, and accepting. My only complaint are the clunky sex scenes. They don‘t really add to the narrative, but whatever. That‘s me being nitpicky. It‘s a good, positive read!

Christy2318 I loved this one but I do agree about the sex scenes. She was clearly being vague to keep it mainstream rom com & it just came off as two awkward dudes having awkward sex. 2w
britt_brooke @Christy2318 Awkward is the best word for it. 🙈 2w
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alisonrose
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“But way worse people with way bigger problems than me get elected all the time.”

[Ain‘t that the fucking truth 😒]

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sammisho
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Like The Royal We, but gay and way better! This adorable book gave me all the feels and I want everyone to read it so we can gush about how cute Alex and Henry are! I will always be down for a royal falling for a commoner romance.
This book also shows what could be possible in politics...fingers crossed for 2020.
#pride

marleed I‘ll cross my fingers with your fingers! 2w
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BookNAround
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A very cute romance between the first son of the US and the younger prince of England, this was smart, funny, and delightfully snarky. It tackles not only coming out but also politics and acceptance. I smiled the whole time I was reading it. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/04/review-red-white-and-royal-blue-by.html

Owlizabeth I have this on hold at the library and my estimated wait is 22 weeks! Ack!! 2w
Lovesbooks87 Loved, Loved Loved this book! 2w
marleed It‘s a great story and this month it‘s perfect timing for it! 2w
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alisonrose
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Fucking CACKLING at Henry referring to the US as “off-brand England.”

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alisonrose
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Well, he gets told he‘s great a lot. He just doesn‘t often get told he‘s good enough.

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Ewoks and Princess Leia‘s cinnamon-bun hair were pretty much the only things I liked about Star Wars, so I‘m on Team Henry here.

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alisonrose
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I like Zahra.

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alisonrose
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I‘m having a really tough time this weekend (well, this week/month/year/decade, TBH) and tomorrow is gonna be awful and my cat is sick and everything is hard and bad. So I really need a light, fun, happy book, and like the morose little Eeyore I am, I had very few options on my TBR shelves. Very glad I just bought this and hope it‘ll do the job!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Reading is the best escape!! I hope your kitty feels better❤️ 2w
Cinfhen Sending hugs 🤗🤗🤗🤗 2w
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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3 and 1/2 stars for me. One star for the first 30% and two stars for the last 30%. A half a star for the middle 40% which could have been told in a small fraction of the pages they actually used. I almost bailed in the middle, the ending made up for it but the book did not live up to all of the hype for me.

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AshleyC816
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This was super cute! At first I was a little annoyed by the lead, but he grew on me as the book progressed. A fun light read!

Erofan 🐕❤ 2w
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Eos462
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Tropey, but done so well. The banter was so good! I could give a fuck about the royals or most politics. But this was like the West Wing and Poitical Animals had a baby, but without all the drugs and drama. Ive had a bad run of contemporary reads - I mostly dislike them. But this was awesome and cute.
I feel like Im reviewing this poorly, lol.

Read it, its cute.

Bklover This is a great review! 3w
Eos462 @Bklover awww thanks! 3w
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I am still pretty sure I'm going to love this book, but I cannot stand the voice of the actor who's narrating the #audiobook, so I'm gonna have to bail on this and get the print book. #QueerBooks

silentrequiem So interesting. My friend who I recced this to is doing the audiobook and loves the narrator. Hopefully the reading it in print is better for you! 3w
StayCurious There‘s nothing worse than a bad audiobook narrator! Takes you right out of the story. 3w
sammisho I am reading this in print an loooooovvvvving it! 3w
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marleed
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Yes, yes, yes. Let me make the 100% pick rating on this book a bit stronger. It‘s just a fun story, and a great romance pick for #PrideMonth. ...If only a gay romance was the biggest concern in our current state of affairs!

BooknerdsLife Ah! What a wonderful review! 🤗❤️⚪️💙 I cannot wait to read this one! Might even bump it up on my TBR! 3w
marleed @BooknerdsLife I bumped this book up too, thinking June was the perfect month for it! 3w
BooknerdsLife @marleed it sure sounds like a perfect book for Pride Month 🤗🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 3w
bookandbedandtea The letters they wrote each other made me swoon. 🥰 3w
marleed @bookandbedandtea oh my gosh, their pen names cracked me up. I did want their letters to stop! 3w
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rachelsbrittain
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We gathered together a recommended Pride reading list over on Book Riot:

https://bookriot.com/2019/06/05/14-of-our-favorite-queer-books-a-pride-reading-l...

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MsLeah8417
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If you want a quick, feel-good read, this book is for you!

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KatyAliceReads
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Confession Time: I am and always be Royal Romance trash... give me a fictional prince or princess falling in love with an American commoner any friggin day of the week. I am 100% here for the hallmarky feels!

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This book is the feel-good happy ending story I needed to read. You get drama, solid friendship, an international romance with a Prince, and characters figuring themselves out. What‘s not to love?

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This is the feel-good story I needed right now.

What would happen if the son of the president (a woman, by the way) fell in love with the Prince of Wales? In an election year? All. Of. The. Feels.

#LGBTQIA #bisexual #gay #steamy #ichoosethisrealityplease

Peddler410 I went to the bookstore today for three books. I came home with eight ... this is one I went for. It is not among the eight 😢 Since I did not have it on my phone I forgot to head over to where I saw it Monday. Sigh 😔 I guess another trip is in order. 3w
BookInMyHands @Peddler410 Bummer OR Yay! Another trip to the bookstore! 3w
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MsLeah8417
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Currently Reading

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Somasis
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Started this in the kitchen making dinner and finished it up after sitting on the couch for hours, listening, crying, and smiling at the wall. Its THAT good. Its fucking heartwarming, very sweet, romanic, inclusive, accepting, and loving. It's so good. So good. It does this thing in the second half that rewrites the 2016 election and showed what might have been. All the tears, all of them, sad tears, happy tears. All the tears.

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Somasis
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Just starting the audiobook this evening and so far I'm loving it. The missing comma however...is driving me nuts. Anyone else think this needs an oxford comma?

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Natilovesbooks
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Omg I loved this book! It was really well-written and made me feel all the feels! 5/5 for me.