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With the Fire on High
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright. Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
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Well-ReadNeck
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Elizabeth Acevedo is a spoken word poet and this is her second novel (the first was The Poet X). She narrates her own books and they are must get on audiobook for me. Absolutely loved this one.

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decembersveryown
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“I know a name alone can‘t guarantee new opportunities, but at the very least it‘ll give her a chance to get in the room, to let other people realize she‘s someone they want to learn more about.”
-from the chapter “Emma”

On the significance of names... a couple of pages in and Acevedo‘s latest is already thought-provoking 🤔

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BookishTrish
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So sunny that I wish I were out for an #audiowalk but being on a packed bus is okay too #audiocommute

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suzisteffen
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I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. 8 zillion stars, IDEK. So great. I liked it more than Poet X, even! (A lot more tbh.) EIGHT. ZILLION. ⭐️

I started it as an audiobook bc the author reads it, but even at 1.25x, that was too slow for me, so tonight I borrowed it from Hoopla Digital. I just finished and like AHHHHH! Thinking of all my single-mom or dad students, my students working as much as they can, etc. Here on out, they‘re all Emoni to me.

Cinfhen Why not 10 zillion????? 😜😜😂 4d
suzisteffen @Cinfhen I could go there. 😂 4d
suzisteffen *just looked at my screenshots again & I was listening at 1.5x, not 1.25. 4d
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suzisteffen
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Still loving this book, halfway through.

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BarbaraJean
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My audiobook cover matches the flowers in front of my building—making for a color-coordinated #audiowalk today! I‘ve just barely started this one. The Poet X was so good I had to listen to this next! In other #bookfitnesschallenge news, I crossed paths with the CEO on my afternoon walk, and he asked “Getting those steps in?” 😆

BookwormAHN Good job 👏🏻 4d
monalyisha I just added this one to my TBR! Interested to see your review about how it is on audio! 4d
dariazeoli Good job! My manager caught me in the elevator last week and said, “You walk fast!” 😁 3d
Read4life 👏🏻👏🏻💙 2d
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laumauflau
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Is there anything better than the author narrating their book?
#CurrentlyListening

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sammisho
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I so related to Emoni's story about being a mom and a high school student. I had my own daughter while in high school, and the pressures of being a good mother while a child yourself...sometimes it seemed impossible. My own Babygirl is almost 13, and I wanted to reach into this book, hug Emoni and tell her it is going to be okay. That it is not always this hard.
This book gave me all the feels and I was a slobbering, crying mess for most of it.

sammisho #pop19 A book about a hobby 4d
kellyann28 Ah, I still need a book for this prompt and want to read it. Perfect! 4d
sammisho @kellyann28 It was not my first choice for this prompt but it worked perfectly. And I was not that into my orginal choice! 4d
tpixie ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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sammisho
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It has been a busy weekend, fun, but busy. So I asked my kids for one hour. Just one hour to chill out in my hammock alone. Let's see how many times their little faces peek out the back door...

I am only a few chapters in the tagged book and already cried a few times. Nothing particularly sad has happened, but it is bringing up memories of being a teen mom.

monalyisha This looks so perfect. Hammock, consumables, & catharsis by literature. 💕 5d
sammisho @monalyisha I did not know I needed it but apparently I did! 3d
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ErinC
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#Bookfitnesschallenge Week 1 Update: I walked 5 miles last week and finished one book I had started pre-challenge and am about 1/3 of the way through this one! Last week was crazy busy for me so I‘m hoping this week to pick up the pace!

wanderinglynn Way to go! Great first week! 🙌🏻 1w
VanChocStrawberry Great job! And I can not wait to read this book! 1w
BarbaraJean I read/listened to The Poet X during the challenge this week, and I NEED to pick this one up next! 1w
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baes Nice job!! 1w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1w
Caterina Great progress!! I can't wait to get my hands on this book, I loved The Poet X! 7d
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mandi1082
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I loved this book. I loved the realnisst of it and the struggles of being a young single mother. I love the way the book was written . Elizabeth Acevedo is an amazing writer and her books are so poetic. Can't wait to read more from her. Oh and the audio book is amazing which is read by her!!!
5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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suzisteffen
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“My first impression of sex? It was a lot more technical than I expected.“

LMAO. But! REAL. 😂

KathyWheeler That just made me laugh.😄 1w
suzisteffen @KathyWheeler I picked the super emo quote background for that very reason! (Like, to make people laugh. I sure did.) 1w
KathyWheeler @suzisteffen I love the background too. 😊 1w
suzisteffen @KathyWheeler hurray for random quote apps online, and hurray for web-based Litsy! 1w
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suzisteffen
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Just started listening! So far, pretty good. #audiobook

kgriffith Loved this one! 1w
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TracyReadsBooks
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Acevedo‘s second book, coming after the National Book & Printz Award winning The Poet X, cements her status as one of the most exciting authors writing YA today. Balancing motherhood & her senior year of high school isn‘t easy but Emoni is determined to make it work. With dreams of becoming a chef, Emoni takes a culinary arts class where she learns to follow—& to break—the rules & what it will take to realize her dreams. A great read. Recommended.

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rjsthumbelina
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This book, y'all. It's awesome. It's about a teenage girl trying to figure out life. She has a two year old daughter and is passionate about cooking. All of the characters and their relationships were great. It was almost a little bit of a slice of life story, more about her journey than a concrete story arc. Elizabeth Acevedo is a fantastic audiobook narrator. All the stars for this one. Listened to this on #scribd

suzisteffen Oooh yes! Thanks for the rec!! 1w
rjsthumbelina @suzisteffen 😊 pretty sure I enjoyed it even more than The Poet X by her, which was also 5 stars for me. This was one of my favorite reads of the year 1w
suzisteffen @rjsthumbelina Found it on Hoopla Digital too, so that‘s awesome. (Often Scribd has, ahem, mirrored Hoopla‘s holdings.) 1w
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okthislooksbad
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Finished this gem today and I'm still reeling because it's just.. so simple, but yet /so good/. Balm for the soul. *finger kisses* Genuinely cannot do anything but recommend the audio of it, but I'm like 99% sure it's an absolute joy in any way, shape or form. It's so refreshing to read about young adults who are responsible and don't just.. run off and do whatever they want, damn the consequences. Emoni was such a joy. Gosh, how I love her. ♥️

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SarahBradley
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Sweet and savory new book by National Book Award Winner. Emoni is a teen mother navigating her final year of high school and honing her culinary talent. Her voice and struggles are told with an authentic and beautiful voice.

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kgriffith
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Reminder that you can follow Cientificas_Presente on insta and/or fb to see the lead up to and adventures at STEM camp in PR 🤓🇵🇷 (Also, I love that Litsy on the web doesn‘t force a square image! Even in my phone‘s browser, I can better use a screenshot than in the app)

esurient That's a great thing to learn about the website! 2w
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kgriffith
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Experimenting with making my own seasoning blends. Emani (the book‘s MC) is inspiring me 😊 #audiocooking

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bookandbedandtea
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Mother's Day offerings from my lovely family. I am completely in love with this cover so I was especially happy to receive this one. Can't wait to get started!

BookishMarginalia Lovely pic! 2w
readingjedi 😍 2w
marleed Your photo is frame-able! 2w
bookandbedandtea @marleed high praise! Thank you! 2w
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BookishTrish
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#insomnia + #earlydeparture + #weekendlibrarian = leftover stir fry and new #audiobook for breakfast

LA_Mead Mmmm sounds good! 2w
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MsLeah8417
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A perfect Mother‘s Day weekend read!

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okthislooksbad
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How I love reading all your #bookfitnesschallenge posts! Best motivation ❤️ As predicted, I'm having a hard time meeting my running goal (x2/week) but just left the gym for the third time this week. No running yet. I hate running when it's windy almost as much as I hate treadmills.. 😂 😂

Am also loving this book. Elizabeth Acevedo could narrate the phone book and I'd listen to it. The main character continues to be amazing. Yes, good ❤️

Laura317 The cover is gorgeous! 2w
Marina_h I skipped running today because of the weather. Windy weather like today is just not for me! But there's always tomorrow, right? 😊 2w
kspenmoll Stacking this book! 2w
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BarbaraJean This is on my TBR... but I want to read The Poet X first! Planning to finally get to it on audio during this challenge. 2w
ReadWithAJ This book is on my list for the challenge too so I‘m gonna say good choice 😂 2w
okthislooksbad @Marina_h True! Only downside is that I've said that for three days straight now.. 😂 2w
okthislooksbad @Laura317 Gosh, I know right, it's so vibrant and beautiful and I just love it 😍 2w
okthislooksbad @BarbaraJean The Poet X is so so good, too! I hope you enjoy both of them as much I have! 2w
okthislooksbad @ReadWithAJ Aw yiss, /best/ choice! 😄 2w
Caterina The posts are motivating me too! Also I am DYING to read this book!! 2w
TheSpineView I get bored on my treadmill even with an audio book and I get an uncomfortable feeling that I am not getting anywhere. All in my mind! 2w
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kgriffith
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I‘m so grateful for the opportunity to continue gardening in my SMCC plot. I wasn‘t going to plant today, but a farmer I bought seedlings from said some of them would be fine to go in the ground today so here we are. It feels so good to be sweating outside again, my my hands in the earth and the sea in the air. #audiogardening

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kgriffith
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I have a pilón for making mofongo, but for the amount of garlic needed for 2# of chicken, I busted out the heavy duty mortar and pestle. Making Puerto Rican food while listening to this author-narrated story of a Black and Puerto Rican young woman who loves to cook helps dispel some of the cold and gloom that doesn‘t seem to want to clear up this May. #audiocooking ?? ? ?

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Girlintinyhat
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With the Fire on High is a truly amazing sophomore novel. I knew it was going to be special because Elizabeth Acevedo is an incredible writer but it was so much more than I ever hoped it could be. It is touching and real and all around a novel not to be missed. I can‘t recommend this book highly enough, I loved it and know you will too.

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Dorianna
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To celebrate vacation I stayed up late and read as long as I wanted. I really loved this story. Acevedo creates memorable characters you want to root for and I enjoyed watching the main character, Emoni, realize her dreams and become her own person. The book also includes recipes that I would love to try if I were better at cooking.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Acevedo‘s The Poet X won all the awards last year (seemingly) and deservedly so. It‘s a brilliant book which easily transcends genre boundaries (it‘s marketed as YA) and is generally a hit with teen and adult readers in my experience (our book club loved it). So, I‘m excited to read her new book which is just out. Take a look at, and under, the cover. Beautiful!

readingjedi It's gorgeous, clothed and naked! 2w
bookandbedandtea What a lovely book! 2w
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Dorianna
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My #bookofthemonth box came in on my last day of work before vacation so maybe I‘ll have time to do more reading.

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Matilda
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I love these two books with every part of my being.

rachelsbrittain I LOVED The Bride Test! 2w
Matilda @rachelsbrittain I want her to write a million romcoms! 2w
rachelsbrittain @Matilda same! I'm so excited to read all the books about Michael's sisters 2w
catiewithac 😍 2w
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kgriffith
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I have been eagerly awaiting this second novel from Elizabeth Acevedo since finishing The Poet X. Listening to the audio narrated by the author 😊

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okthislooksbad
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I'm about an hour into this audiobook and it's /amazing/. It's narrated by the author and she's just so gosh diddly darn GOOD at it and I LOVE Emoni and how REAL she is and just.. yes. This book 😍😍

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WanderingBookaneer
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Amazon delivery!

Gissy Ignore my previous question☺️ 2w
Gissy I can't find it😫 2w
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hermyknee
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Squeee! My #BOTM box is here! 💖💖💖

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Lovesbooks87
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How amazing is this book when you take the dust jacket off. I absolutely love what it under this cover. It is so pretty. I got this book using the gift card I won from Independent Bookstore Day! Side note I am currently looking out the window like a crazy person for the UPS truck because it has all of my preorders that came out today. I just want my books!!!!

JoScho Lovely! (edited) 2w
rather_be_reading wow! love it! 😍 2w
GypsyKat Beautiful! 😍 2w
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LauraBeth
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When it‘s New Release Tuesday ❤️

KimM The Farm is very good 2w
tpixie Woot!! 🥳📚🥳 2w
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
minkyb ‼️😱😂😍 2w
RadicalReader @LauraBeth do you prefer Litsy or Goodreads? 1w
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Allietaylor16
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Rainy morning read.

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tjwill
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I finally put in my #botm order for May. I‘m especially excited about Elizabeth Acevedo‘s new book!

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Skyrimir
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My May #BOTM!

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silentrequiem
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Yeah I totally signed up for a second #botm just for the YA books...

baes Ha! They got me with the Bride Test. 😂 3w
Megabooks I used to have 3 accounts! 😂😂 @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi 3w
silentrequiem @Megabooks Haha! Oh, I don't feel so bad now. 3w
emilyhaldi Been there 😉 3w
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hermyknee
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I have been looking forward to Elizabeth Acevedo‘s new book and I cannot wait for it to get here! Pub day is May 7th - I wonder if I‘ll get it before then?

Necessary People also looks like a good summer thriller!

#BOTM #BOTMMay

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Librariana
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When in a waiting room, bring plenty of reading options!

#arc #bookclub #graphicnovel #thehomeedit

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Missusb
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Look at this gorgeous book! It‘s also a fabulous read! Have had to put everything else down to read this. #currentlyreading #preview #junerso2019 #contemporary #weneeddiversebooks #lgbt #ya also #ferns

LeeRHarry Hope it is good! I really want to read this one 😊 1mo
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Liberty
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Look at this beautiful finished copy of Elizabeth Acevedo‘s fantastic new book! It‘s out May 7th, and you‘re going to love it, I promise. And it‘s gorgeous under the jacket, too! (Also, every time I see the title, I end up with ELO stuck in my head.) 🥭🍒🍊

glitterkitty459 😍😍😍 1mo
MidnightBookGirl We'll be reading this for our Adults who read YA book club in July! 1mo
readingjedi That cover is gorgeous 😍😍😍 1mo
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Zbayardo
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‪“With love and a sprinkling of cinnamon” take this book & read the next great book by @AcevedoWrites With a main character that loves to cook & recipes throughout the book I am reminded of my all-time fave read, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. 5⭐️ #favoriteread2019

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LibrarianRyan
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From the award winning author of Poet X.

May 7

#CoverLove. #YAedition

SaturnDoo 👍👍👍 like this one too. Stack add❤ 2mo
LibrarianRyan @SaturnDoo the wall paper look turns me off. But the story sound good. 2mo
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Kelly
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I‘m starting this while covered in cats in bed.

candority Such a gorgeous cover 😍 2mo
Kelly @candority it really is and the inside is designed beautifully too! 2mo
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glitterkitty459
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@LibrarianRyan (early) Happy Birthday!! 🎉😁
#40in2019TBR #giveaway #tbr

I had a lot of fun making this list!!
Most of these I already knew about, but I also found some I hadn't heard of. Now I'm excited for 2019! 😆📚

llwheeler Zen Cho has a new book out next year?! Whoa! Thanks for the heads up 🙂 6mo
LibrarianRyan Nice list!!⭐️⭐️👍🏻😁 6mo
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