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Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island. Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to emall. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.
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StayCurious
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#songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 This book is on my TBR list - a group of beauty pageant contestants get stranded after they crash. Something tells me this #islandinthesun will not be a vacation.

OriginalCyn620 Sounds interesting! 😎 4d
LibrarianRyan This book is fun. It reads like reality TV 📺 complete with commercials. It‘s an odd ball book. 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds like no fun!!! 😱 4d
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parasolofdoom
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March books!

kamoorephoto Good range of books! 2mo
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LeslieO
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1. City
2. Beach
3. Does reading on my the deck count?
4. Hoteling or home
5. 💜the tagged book.
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

rubyslippersreads #3 is my favorite outdoor activity. 😄 4mo
wanderinglynn Yep, reading on your deck absolutely counts! 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 4mo
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Catsandbooks
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 stars. While I wasn't very invested in the story, I was glad the the ending wrapped up things nicely. The best part of this was the author's narration of the story. I would listen to more of Libba Bray's work just for her wonderful impressions!
#readingrivalry #rrsweetbutpsycho #buddyread

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Carolhreads
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Mehso-so

My 3-star review is up on good reads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2708559212

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Catsandbooks
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Starting Beauty Queens today for the Reading Rivalry Buddy Read
#readingrivalry #rrsweetbutpsycho

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Carolhreads
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Carolhreads
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Starting

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kyraleseberg
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Over the top Miss Congeniality meets Mean Girls with a tongue-in-cheek social commentary on the portrayal of women & minorities in the media & the influence the media has over the public. It's completely ridiculous but entertaining and while geared toward YA, it's good for anyone who enjoys outrageous satire and needs a light read.

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SnGilmoreGirl
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this book after reading it bit by bit for like a year and change. It's a an okay story. It very teen-oriented I feel, so if you're into teen-style language and plot interests, then this is the book for you. I will say the humor is kind of on point, but the teen romance parts and kind of teen drama tied into the "Lord of the Flies" allusions makes it feel like it is for a younger audience than my self. Good easy read.

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kyraleseberg
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Up next!
I love Bray's Diviners series and now I'm excited to see her humorous side!

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unluckymadcat
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Pickpick

An extravaganza of pageantry, survival, finding oneself, and taking down corruption. A must read in my opinion -- I've already read it twice! Do yourself a favor and pick it up 🙂

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 7mo
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Andrea313
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Why, what do you and your friends do on vacation? #bookbuddies #bestfriends

mcipher That looks like a killer vacation! Have fun. 😀 8mo
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bookaddict86
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Book haul picture # 1

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Sue
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Pickpick

This book is so great with a no holds barred intersectional feminist message. Listen to the audio if you get the chance - it‘s read by the author and she is amazing!

Hollie This one is so much fun. I loved it! 9mo
Dogearedcopy I listened to this on the recommendation of @BethFishReads and then immediately re-listened to it with the family on a Spring Break road trip a couple of years ago! Definitely agree that the audio is the way to go on this one 👍 9mo
BethFishReads Yay yay yay yay. Sooooooooooo brilliant 9mo
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Cinfhen
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#SeptemberDanes when a plane full of beauty pageant contestants crashes over a deserted island 🌴 it‘s time for these #BarbieGirls to prove they are more than just a pretty face 💪🏼💋Have not read this book, but the premise sounds like great fun & the cover is 🙌🏻 Happy Saturday 🍹

Cortg Super fun book! 9mo
LibrarianRyan This is a perfect fit and what I was going to choose. This is like reading reality TV complete with commercial breaks. 9mo
TrishB Great pIck 👍🏻 9mo
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Kalalalatja I have heard it described as Lord of the Flies but with girls. I have read neither, so I wouldn‘t know, but it sounds pretty good 👌 9mo
Cinfhen That‘s hilarious @LibrarianRyan “complete with commercial breaks” 😂😂I‘m so tempted to read this @Cortg because I totally imagine Lord of the Flies in evening gowns fighting for the crown instead of the conch 🐚❤️ 👑 @Kalalalatja @TrishB 9mo
LibrarianRyan @Cinfhen it is lord of the flies in evening gown with a voice over and commercial break. It never says it‘s a reality tv show but that is what it will remind you of. Like Real House Wives of Lord of the Flies. 9mo
Cinfhen Your blurbs are cracking me up @LibrarianRyan 🙌🏻❣️❣️😂 9mo
Cortg @LibrarianRyan Yes! The audio was hilarious! 9mo
Cathythoughts Great pic 👍🏻💕 9mo
Cinfhen Book jacket is soooo clever @Cathythoughts 🙌🏻💋 9mo
Reviewsbylola I remember when this one was published, it was everywhere! 💄 9mo
Cinfhen Did u read it @Reviewsbylola it looks hilarious 😆 9mo
Reviewsbylola No I never did. It had good reviews though! 9mo
iread2much I had a lot of fun with book! 9mo
Cinfhen I almost bought it today but then I remembered I‘m on a book buying ban for September @iread2much so I‘ll have to wait.... 9mo
iread2much @Reviewsbylola aww, I hope your ban goes well! I never do well with those... 9mo
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mskayla07
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So funny, ridiculous and feminist!!

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Mrs_Black
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Got a late start on the #reversereadathon #deweysreadathon because we were out of town visiting family and friends, but was able to get a start listening to this on the way home. It‘s been on my tbr forever! Enjoying it so far.

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petersonks15
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#julyinbooks18

Day 10 - Books I wish were a series

Y‘all, I read A LOT of series/connected books. According to my snazzy spreadsheet in 2018 80% of the books I‘ve read so far this year have been part of a series. 😯

Here are a few that I loved that I would love to read more of. Two contemporaries and one thrill ride of crazy by Libba Bray.

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Bookgirl
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed the parts of this book that focused on the girls. I felt the “ads” and other bits didn‘t add much to the story, which is over the top on purpose. This is a satire, poking fun at how society views women, while also demonstrating that it‘s a serious problem. The book almost feels outdated in the era of #metoo, no more swimsuit competitions for Miss America, and the larger size inclusion in ad and fashion campaigns. Change is good!

Dogearedcopy The audiobook is narrated by the author and is an absolute Must Listen! Libba Bray narrates and it‘s an absolute scream! It‘s one of the few audiobooks that I have listened to twice inside of ten days 😄 11mo
LibrarianRyan I loved this book. To me it almost felt like a reality TV edition of the Lord of the Flies. 11mo
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Bookgirl
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Thank you Littens for all the birthday love! #ilovelitsy #loki #petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #hadagreatbday

NatalieR Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉📚 12mo
DebinHawaii Happy Birthday!! 🎈🎂🎊📚🎁🎉 12mo
DGRachel Happiest of birthdays to you 🎉🎁🎂🎁🎉 12mo
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mrozzz Happy happy birthday!! 🎉🎂🎁🎈 12mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉🎉 12mo
JennyM Beautiful fur baby 12mo
Eggs Happy Birthday 🎊🎁🎂 12mo
readordierachel Happy birthday 🎉📚🎉📚 12mo
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Bookgirl
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It‘s my birthday...no work...gorgeous weather so I thought I‘d get some sun on the deck and start my next book. Elvis has other plans. #elvis #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy #itsalwaysbeautifulweatheronjune26

LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 12mo
shadowspeak17 Happy birthday! 12mo
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 12mo
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4thhouseontheleft Happy Birthday!! Cute cat. 😺 12mo
JoScho Great photo and happy birthday! 🎉💖🎉 12mo
MarriedtoMrT 😻 12mo
AmyG Happy Birthday!🎊🎈🎂 12mo
AWahle Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day. 12mo
JacqMac Happy Birthday!🎉🌸🎉 12mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉🌸 12mo
TheDaysGoBy Happy Birthday! Enjoy snuggling with that adorable kitty! 12mo
LiteraryinLititz Happy birthday!! 12mo
Pamwurtzler Happy birthday! 12mo
2BR02B Happy bday! Elvis is a cutie pie. 😻 12mo
CatLass007 🎉🎉🎉🎂🎂🎂😻😻😻😻😻 12mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎂🎁🎉🎈 12mo
Jess They always do. Happy birthday! 🎈 12mo
minkyb Happiest of Birthdays‼️ 12mo
readordierachel Happy birthday! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 12mo
Bookzombie Happy Birthday!! Elvis is so cute! 12mo
ladym30 Happy 🎂 Birthday! 12mo
CaitZ Happy Birthday!🎉🎈 12mo
mabell Happy Birthday! 🎉🎁🎈🎂 12mo
blondie Happy birthday!! 12mo
dragondrool Happy birthday! 12mo
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DorkieHollieReads
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“Why do girls always feel like they have to apologize for giving an opinion or taking up space in the world ?” Do you ever hear or read something and feel personally attacked? Well, that‘s how I felt when I heard this quote. I am notorious for saying “sorry” for like everything. Also, this book is hilarious and I highly recommend the audiobook for this.

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azulaco
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Pickpick

Funny and smart story about a group of teen beauty queens whose plane crashes on a desert island. The girls learn some good lessons about self-reliance and resilience, and also manage to avert a war in a banana republic. It reminded me of Christopher Moore‘s writing, but without the lewdness, which is the thing that always bothers me about Christopher Moore‘s books. I loved this book, and would love to see a well-done movie of it.

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azulaco
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I had a lovely, lazy, low-key Mother‘s Day, which was just what I wanted. And I started this audiobook, which is already funny and highly enjoyable. The narration is adding a lot to the story, which is pretty interesting on its own. I can‘t wait to see what‘s going to happen next. Teen beauty queens stranded by a plane crash on a desert island? What could go wrong? 😉

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Bookzombie
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Random: I‘m not very active on Instagram (more of a lurker), but wanted to suggest you follow Libby Bray if you use it. She makes me laugh often, much like the tagged book did. Today she posted a little song about how she feels about winter and I think many of you will enjoy it and agree. I did and it was almost 80 degrees in Texas today.

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SoniaC
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Pickpick

I loved this book so much more than I expected. It is snarky and hilarious all while also delivering some great messages. So much fun and I highly recommend it!

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SoniaC
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Being bad at Panda Express while reading Beauty Queens. I‘m loving the snark! Highly recommend.

Zelma That book is awesome! 1y
SoniaC @Zelma I‘m loving it. 1y
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Airforcesister
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I am listening to this on Audio. Wow is all I can say. This is by far one of the best audiobooks I have read. What makes it even better is it is read by Libba Bray the author.

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monalyisha
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That‘s it for me for tonight! Read strong, #ThrowbackReadathon-ers! It‘s time for my beauty sleep.

Pictured: me rollin‘ in trophies, after competing in an actual beauty pageant. Don‘t ask. 🙄😅 #somymomwasacheerleader (it‘s like “So I Married an Axe Murderer”... only scarier.)

monalyisha Also, what is my hat? And my grandma‘s couch-patterned, floral dress? Over a t-shirt?! And those slip-ons?! And the suntan tights?!?! 🙈 (edited) 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Awhhh!!! So cute!!❤️ 1y
Clwojick ☺️🤗 you‘re adorable ❤️❤️❤️👏 1y
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blamethestardust
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I feel like I owe this book an apology for judging it so harshly because of its cover.

Lord of the Flies but with beauty pageant girls. A fun satire on capitalism and pageants and reality tv. A little over the top sometimes, and really what the hell were those pirates about, but a funny listen dealing with racism and sexism.

Libba Bray's narration earns this an entire star just for her voices. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑 #lgbtqcharacters #charactersofcolor

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danimgill
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Pickpick

“Lord of the Flies but with girls” meets over the top satire of reality tv/capitalistic culture meets hilarity! Was it a little much at times? Yes, but I laughed out loud more than once and felt connected to the girls (especially Adina) so it‘s a pick from me 👑🌋🏝

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monalyisha
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Please go watch Libba Bray‘s Instagram story, “Sunday morning. A play in 5 acts.” I love it. She kills me. 😍 What a perfect, imperfect human being.

ChasingOm 😂 1y
Bookzombie OMG, thank you for this. I needed to follow her. Also, love the video just before about Winter being a bad boyfriend. 😂 1y
monalyisha @Bookzombie Bahaha. I somehow missed that one. As a fellow winter hater, I appreciate it deeply. 1y
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HelloKarie
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Continuing my Libba Bray reading spree with Beauty Queens! I‘m on page 75, and I‘ve been cracking up the whole time.

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BrooksieLovesBooks
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Pickpick

Bunches of #newbooks made their way into my #library today. For my 10th graders who just finished Lord of the Flies, I can't wait to recommend Beauty Queens by Libby Bray. #yalit #librarian

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hes7
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My shoulder's tired now, so I'd call that a successful trip to the library book sale. #bookhaul

Zelma Nice haul! Beauty Queens is a gem. 👍 2y
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Expandingbookshelf
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The ultimate boy band bop 🎧

🎶Wanna rock you, girl, with a butterfly tunic/No I'm not gay, I'm just your emo eunuch/Gonna smile real shy, won't cop a feel/cause I'm your virgin crush your supersafe deal/Let those other guys keep sexing/You and me we be texting/bout unicorns and rainbows and our perfect love:Girl we fit together like a hand in a glove/Now I don't mean that nasty, tell your mom don't get mad 🎶

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WarpedSweetness
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While not invisible, Ladybird Hope was definitely selfish and had no sympathy for anyone. She tried to kill the beauty queens and killed her lover. She probably exaggerated her emotions too; she was trying to run for president after all.

Ladybird has the same traits as #TheInvisibleMan, minus being invisible.

#invisibleman #monstermadness2017 @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Great pick. Love this book. 👍🤓👻 2y
WarpedSweetness @LibrarianRyan Thanks! I do too. 2y
mydearwatson I was totally going to pick this one for this category! I love this book! 2y
WarpedSweetness @mydearwatson I love this book too! I had a hard time at first with this prompt because my other picks had chosen, when I remembered this book. 2y
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Kalynrebecca
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ just okay. The satire was a little too much for me

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AlisonReadsBN
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Absolutely love this book! Lord of the Flies with girls that grow into rebel warriors. I've hand sold 3 this week. The audio production is brilliant.

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beccaeve
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I forgot to post last weekend's #bookhaul from #2ndandCharles!

Mindelan I loved The Rest of Us Just Live Here! 2y
Louise Makes for some interesting spine poetry! 😂 2y
beccaeve @Mindelan I'm really looking forward to that one! 2y
beccaeve @Louise haha! You're right! I didn't notice that 😁 2y
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Hollie
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Our building has repurposed a really old shelf by the entrance to make a little free library. I dropped off Beauty Queens and hope someone enjoys it!

tpixie Great idea!! 2y
tpixie It's alike a #bookfairy shelf!! 2y
Hollie @tpixie I'm so excited because this means the students are reading!! I'll #bookfairy for them all the time! 2y
tpixie Yes!!! 2y
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Hollie
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Pickpick

Finished this up at the pool today, because I needed to relax after my relaxing vacation. :) This book is ridiculous and funny, dripping with satire from every page. It is a perfect beach/pool read before the craziness of the semester begins tomorrow!

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coffeenebula
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This audiobook is cracking me up 🤣Ladybird Hope = Sarah Palin

AnnieReads This is such a great book!! 2y
Chessa This was the first fiction audiobook that really won me over - so hysterical! 2y
Zelma I loved this book so much. It's absolutely brilliant! 2y
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Cortg
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I really didn't have ANY interest in this book until my coworkers all started reading it, and talking about how good it was. Random is the best word I can think of to describe this book. The author does an AMAZING job narrating the story. Loved all the voices, accents, footnotes, commercials etc throughout. It was a little long at 15 hours but I liked getting to know the contestants and the satire that went along with Ms Teen Dream pageant. Drama!

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annamae
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All the 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟s for this book! This book offers such a great lens to look at societal norms around gender norms and stereotypes.

This book is so much more than I thought it was going to be when I started it, thinking it would be a silly story about teens stuck on an island. Instead this book is really had me thinking and did a nice job at poking fun/bringing light to the issue of media influences. Also The audiobook was amazing!

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annamae
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I am currently listening to Beauty Queens by Libba Bray for an audiobook. It usually takes me a long time to finish audiobooks because I save them for car rides but today I'm going to do some #audiocleaning and finish this book! Next up on my audiobook TBR is Gabourey Sidibe's memoir! I seem to gravitate towards celebrity memoirs for my audio listening!

#backtoreading #AudiobooksToGo @Tiffy_Reads

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dixi_e
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This audiobook is HILARIOUS 😂.

Lindy I agree. 👍 2y
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BookishMouse
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I'm Adina/Miss New Hampshire for today at YALC! I'm with Miss Texas and Miss Mississippi.

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Hollie
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Now that my AC is fixed, I can enjoy some afternoon coffee with my current read. This book is cracking me up. I kinda wish I had saved it for vacation. It would be a perfect vacation read!

annamae I'm listening to this book right now, it's SO good! 2y
Hollie @annamae I've really gotta get better about listening to audiobooks. I think this one would be fun to hear! 2y
annamae Libba Bray does so well with all the different voices in the audiobook! 2y
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