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Girl, Woman, Other
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood 'Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Her tales marry down-to-earth characters with engrossing story lines about identity, and the UK of today' Elif Shafak 'Evaristo's books are always exciting, always subversive, a reminder of the boundless possibilities of literature and the great worth in reaching for them. Her body of work is incredible' Diana Evans 'Witty, exhilarating and wise... Once again, Bernardine Evaristo reminds us she is one of Britain's best writers, an iconic and unique voice, filled with warmth, subtly and humanity. Exceptional' Nikesh Shukla Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible. 'If you don't yet know her work, you should - she says things about modern Britain that no one else does' Maggie Gee, Guardian
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Leftcoastzen
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Wow what a tour de force .Yes , there are many characters, somehow she ties it all together in the end..Deserving of the Booker,I believe.It shows the experience of women of color in Britain, historically & to the present in rich tales of triumph & tragedy.I love how this book could break my heart ,then in the next segment make me laugh.Evaristo is in tune with the cycles of life.😷I‘ve had the flu for days, ready to turn this page!

Tamra Nasty bug this year! I finally got me & kids in for shot after hubby caught it. Day 10 and he still isn‘t 100%. 5d
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Megabooks
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1. Determined, curious, humorous
2. For print, middle of the night in bed; for audiobooks, while doing laundry
3. Best: tagged, Worst: Topics of Conversation
4. Looking forward to reading everyone else‘s! 👍🏻👍🏻💜📚🎧

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs *determined* !!!! 6d
Megabooks @Eggs I‘d say that adjective applies to both my reading and non-reading life! I‘m always setting goals and challenges for myself. I long ago found being competitive with others empty, but striving on my own has always been a positive experience. That‘s probably more than you wanted to know. 😂😂💜 6d
Eggs I love knowing you and your determination❣️❣️ 5d
Megabooks @Eggs Thanks dear friend!! 💞💞 5d
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Expandingbookshelf
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I know I‘ve been uncharacteristically quiet on this app lately, but that‘s because all I have wanted to do this week is read “Girl, Woman, Other.” I don‘t want to review other books, I don‘t want to talk to anyone, I don‘t want to do my job. All I wanted to do was read this book and now that it‘s over I truly do not know what to do with myself. This is absolutely stunning and you (yes, YOU) need to read it.

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aartichapati
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Loved this book!! Was not sure I would enjoy the writing style, which has limited punctuation, but once I got in the flow, I loved its poetry. Such a celebration of the diversity of experiences we all have in life, and of seeing others as they want to be seen.

BkClubCare Whoa ; fast read? (How are you liking Litsy?) 6d
aartichapati @BkClubCare I think it took about a week. It probably could be read really fast but I did one section a night because it was just lovely to read. As for Litsy, think I am still getting the hang of it, but it is really fun to see so much book chatter! 6d
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Amtl
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo

Read Jan 2020.
So good. Want to read again.

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JenReadsAlot
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Might have bought a couple books that Obama had on his favorite list.

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Floresj
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This book is absolute perfection. It‘s the type of writing I love best- deep, complex characters; stories that connect and expose a character‘s background; unanticipated twists; creative prose; and flawless execution. Easily one of the top books I‘ve read in the last year....and I read 105😁!

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♥️ inclusivity

RaimeyGallant Can't wait to read this! 6d
aartichapati @RaimeyGallant I really enjoyed it! I do wish we got more time with some characters, there are a lot and I definitely had my favorites. But all of them were so different and the writing was so poetic, which was lovely. 6d
BkClubCare I can‘t wait for this one! 6d
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Interlocking stories of women in England from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities.

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Megabooks
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Wow! I loved this. An archipelago of women‘s lives, carefully woven together to create a satisfying narrative. This is the first (Man) Booker winner I can say I‘ve loved without reservation.

Now to see if I can say the same about Milkman.

#readingeurope2020 #uk #Tob

BarbaraBB Happy you loved it that much. Milkman is a tough one but so good! Plus it ticks off Ireland 😀 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I was surprised how much I loved it! Almost every story was a winner. It‘s one of those books that shows how connected we are if we step two or three degrees away. 2w
youneverarrived I have this waiting to be read. I‘m interested in what you will make of Milkman, it seems to divide opinion a lot. 2w
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Cinfhen I LOVED this one too!!!! I thought it was so well done. She should have been the SOLE WINNER of the Booker!!! 2w
Cinfhen I need to try Milkman again. I bailed very early the first time I attempted to read it. 2w
Cathythoughts I have this one on the shelf ... I‘m having resistance to it 🤷🏼‍♀️. Great review... makes me want to give it a try ❤️👍🏻 2w
Megabooks @youneverarrived interesting!! I will start it tomorrow morning! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I haven‘t read The Testaments, so I feel like I can‘t say, but I definitely agree it is a great pick!!!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I figured I‘d wait til morning to start. I‘m reading a memoir on kindle trying to get sleepy! (edited) 2w
Megabooks @Cathythoughts it read to me much more like interconnected short stories than a novel, but there is a lot of bridging and a logical end to each story. No cliffhangers. Cliffhangers seem to be one of the things people usually don‘t like about short stories. I hope you do try it. Honestly, I didn‘t love the first two women, but by the third, she had me! 2w
Reggie Oof, give Milkman some time. It was very rewarding but I had to work at it. Good luck!! 2w
Megabooks @Reggie Thanks for the advice! 2w
Librarybelle Great review! I keep seeing it and wondering if I should read it. Your review really makes me want to read it now! 2w
Leftcoastzen I‘m reading it now and loving it. 2w
Megabooks @Librarybelle Fantastic! I hope you love it! 2w
readordierachel "An archipelago" What a brilliant way to put it! Amazing book ? 2w
Megabooks @readordierachel Thank you!! 😊😊 2w
thebluestocking Such a great book! It‘s a bummer she had to share the Booker. 💙 2w
Megabooks @thebluestocking I‘m starting to agree with that! 2w
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Megabooks
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Really enjoying this book! I went out for Mexican today at lunch for the first time in months. Cheese dip never tasted so good! Lol. Still reading a few other books as well, but I have finished one in 2020 so far. 👍🏻

Hope everyone is having a great Year of Vision 👀

Scochrane26 I‘m glad you got to go out. We miss the little things when we can‘t get out. 2w
Megabooks @Scochrane26 Thanks! Absolutely. It was my first time eating out since early October. I took my kindle and had a good meal! 2w
Crazeedi So glad you got to enjoy an outing! Yay!!🥰 2w
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Megabooks @Crazeedi it was awesome!! 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen Yay for getting out!!!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks! I had fun!! 2w
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MicheleinPhilly
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Check back in on December 31 - I guarantee this will be one of my favorite books of the year. WOW.

Tamra Excited to read! 2w
readordierachel So good!!! 2w
emilyhaldi Oohh!!! I meant to read months ago when the man booker list came out but then life got in the way... Will use this as a reminder to add it back to my tbr 😄 2w
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Suet624 I asked for this book for Christmas. No one listened. Boo. I‘ll just have to go shopping. 2w
batsy This is another one I can't wait to get to! 2w
TrishB Loved this 👍🏻 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Suet624 I think it can be difficult to find in stores. I know my local had to special order it and it was on back order. 2w
Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly so I shouldn‘t be annoyed at my friends and family? That‘s nice of you to let me know. I‘ll give them all a pass. 😀 2w
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MicheleinPhilly
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Ignoring the drunken Mummers marching past.

JenniferP Interested to see how you like it. I've heard mixed reviews. 3w
Megabooks I just started this, too. I‘m really enjoying it. 3w
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MagdaRosol
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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A novel woven with a collection of stories about British, modern women. Super readable!

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Carolyn11215
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December was a productive reading month! Faves were tagged book, Children of Time and Every Heart a Doorway (a reread). Invisible Cities was torturous to read and sadly I was disappointed by To Be Taught If Fortunate.

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Sreckess
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So far this book is awesome - fast & quirky, and I love the characters. Plus I am sitting near my Xmas tree with the wind howling outside and a kitten chasing her tail. Perfect.

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Megabooks
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Just got the tagged book in the mail! Going to read it and the 2018 Booker winner in January.

I‘ve never been that into the Booker Prize, but Milkman is for #newyearwhodis (and I was curious, too), and Girl, Woman, Other has been getting great reviews on here.

Cheers 🥂 to 2020 and a decade of great reading!

LeahBergen I just ordered Milkman. 👍🏻 3w
Megabooks @LeahBergen I‘m excited to read it in January. I‘m glad I‘m getting that final push from that “I‘ve been meaning to” pile. 😁👍🏻 3w
Reviewsbylola I‘ll be curious to see what you think of them. 3w
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Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Thanks, I started GWO this morning, but I‘m having trouble concentrating because my mom decided to dump a bunch of toxic emotional shit on me. 🎉🙄 3w
Reviewsbylola Oh nooooo. Why would she kick off the new year that way?! 😢 3w
Reviewsbylola I just finished Wild Game last night and it deals with a toxic mother. There‘s a lot of good insight. Definitely pick it up if you haven‘t already. 3w
BarbaraBB Hi Meg, I hope you feel better now? 😘 3w
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thebluestocking
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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As usual, December was a slower reading month for me. But the quality was great! My favorites were Girl, Woman, Other and The Bear and the Nightingale.

#decemberwrapup #monthlywrapup #decemberreads

rmaclean4 Just started the Bear and the Nightingale! 3w
thebluestocking @rmaclean4 I liked that one a lot. I hope you enjoy it! 💙 3w
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Zoes_Human
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Uses prose in a poetic style to immerse us in the experiences, complexities, struggles, and lives of 12 people. Each character is written in the glorious fullness of their humanity with empathy and compassion for flaws and strengths alike. 12 discreetly intertwined narratives come together to weave a novel in the shape of Black British womanhood—from the tragic to the mundane to the triumphant. Innovative and compelling. Best book of 2019.

Leftcoastzen I‘m reading it now , love your review! 2w
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BarbaraBB
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Twelve character studies of black women, all so well worked out. Many many great quotes. I enjoyed reading this one, although I had enough at the end (too many characters, I did love how it all came together in the end).

#ToB2020

Kalalalatja It looks so cozy where you are sitting! ☺️ 3w
BarbaraBB It is, we are with three families and kids and I feel lucky all day long. Tomorrow we‘re going home again. I hope you are having a relaxed time too @Kalalalatja 3w
Nute I still don‘t see it in bookstores yet. Is it available in the US? 3w
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vivastory I agree with @Kalalalatja Very cozy! I'm thinking this will be a priority for me if I get any book gift cards this weekend. 3w
Tamra Must read - stacked! 3w
Megabooks Once I‘ve read There, There and The Most Fun I Ever Had; I‘m ordering this! 3w
BarbaraBB @Nute I don‘t know, I bought it in Europe... 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Right?!? 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Nute It is available in the U.S. but can be tough to find. My bookstore had to special order it and it was on back order. I think they had to fire up the printing press again after the Booker. 3w
Nute Thanks @MicheleinPhilly! I‘ve been patiently waiting just to come across it while browsing in bookstores. Then after seeing several posts on Litsy, I started wondering why I wasn‘t coming across it casually so now I will plan to special order it. I appreciate the info.🙂 3w
Leftcoastzen @Nute my indie had it , I borrowed it from Hoopla,if your library features that service. 3w
readordierachel Yay! Glad it was a pick for you! 3w
readordierachel @Nute I borrowed my copy from the library. Haven't seen it in bookstores either. 3w
Graywacke I loved the end, the epilogue. Thought it was beautiful. But...the rest of the book only ok for me. I agree, can get a bit old. 3w
BarbaraBB @Graywacke The epilogue was very good, a satisfying ending to a collection of stories that went on a bit too long for me too. 3w
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tholmz
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This was easily one of the best books I read this year. I can‘t wait to read it again.

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beck8ryan
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Christmas book haul 📚🎄🍷#bookhaul #holidayreading

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BookishMarginalia
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kspenmoll Thanks! I have her book; not read it yet. Happy Holidays! 4w
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bookishbitch
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My bookish haul. The wand is a Hermione Granger replica for my HP collection. I hope everyone got some new books and bookish things for their obsession. Happy Christmas!

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Zoes_Human
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"gender is one of the biggest lies of our civilization"

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Zoes_Human
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“... be a person with knowledge, not just opinions”

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BarbaraBB
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Some quote to start my day with.... so true unfortunately 😌. Merry Christmas 🎄

Hooked_on_books Yup, the 🌎 is on 🔥. We can only hope it turns back around (and during our lifetimes would be nice). 4w
Suet624 Asked for this book for Christmas. 😁 enjoying it? 4w
Emilymdxn Great book! That paragraph feels like it was translated directly out of my despairing messages to my mum 😨 we can keep our heads up together though! No global situation so bad there isn‘t something to salvage if we work hard and stay compassionate (to everyone apart from the perma-tanned billionaire who I hope falls in a hole) 4w
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BarbaraBB @Suet624 I am only 50 pages in but I think I will! 4w
BarbaraBB @Emilymdxn Yes it is so true but we have to keep trying to turn things around for next generations 🙏 4w
CarolynM That quote really does sum it up. How have we got here? But, as you say, we have to keep trying for something better. Merry Christmas Barbara😘🎄 4w
batsy Really sums it up, doesn't it. I'm grateful for small blessings, like our lovely bookish community here ❤️ 4w
BarbaraBB @CarolynM You too 🎄😘 4w
BarbaraBB @batsy It really is an escape from this crazy world. 💕 4w
ClairesReads I love the section right after this too so percipient 4w
BarbaraBB @ClairesReads I loved this whole chapter indeed. 4w
readordierachel Yes. Lots of that in this book. 4w
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Balibee146
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Thanks soooo much @TrishB I love my pressies.... Had this on my TBR and the bookmarks are fab.. ❤️❤️❤️ The doggy one... And I always have a Christmas breakfast of chocolates so I have my own personal box to hide away with now 😁😁😁👍👊

TrishB Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas ❤️ 4w
Balibee146 You too @TrishB have a glorious day with your lovely family 😘😘 4w
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NovelNancy
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A complex book that one could immediately re-read once finishing it. Twelve women of color leading separate lives that intertwine reinforcing that humankind is more connected that separate. Amazing writing and character development!

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readordierachel
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Loved every minute of this. Intertwined vignettes following different characters. Themes of identity, race, class, gender, sexuality, culture, family. It manages to be sprawling and intimate at once. And her writing is a delight---prose organized like poetry---sharp, funny, poignant.
I love Margaret Atwood and haven't yet read The Testaments, but I'm inclined to think this should have won the Booker on its own...

merelybookish Ooooh great review! Im even more excited to read it. 1mo
readordierachel @merelybookish Can't wait to hear what you think! 1mo
vivastory I second @merelybookish Really looking forward to this one! 1mo
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ReadingRachael I am excited to start this one! 1mo
readordierachel @vivastory It's fantastic. Look forward to your thoughts! 1mo
readordierachel @ReadingRachael Hope you love it! 1mo
BarbaraBB Another great review. This will be my next read, I can‘t wait any longer 😉💕 (edited) 1mo
readordierachel @BarbaraBB It's a great read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 😊 1mo
Reggie Wow, you make this sound great! Nice review! 4w
readordierachel @Reggie Thanks, Reggie! 4w
Cathythoughts Wow ! Great review... I‘m resistant to reading it ... but your thoughts have made me think 👍🏻❤️ 4w
readordierachel @Cathythoughts Thanks! ❤ If you can embrace the unique style, it's a really rewarding read. 3w
kspenmoll Your review is getting me to read this in January! Thanks! 3w
readordierachel @kspenmoll oh good! I hope you like it! 😊 3w
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Zoes_Human
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“... ageing is nothing to be ashamed of

especially when the entire human race is in it together ...”

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rachaich
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Wow. Just wow.
Fantastically written and an intense undercurrent of relationships and belonging.
Incredibly deserving of the Booker prize.
Read it folks xxx

BarbaraBB I will! Later this week. Great review 💜 1mo
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Zoes_Human
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YAY 🎉 My December Brilliant Books subscription is here!

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Kazzie
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Not how I expected. Much more a collection of short stories. Entertaining

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rachaich
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About a third of the way through and this is bloody well deserved of the Booker. Really draws you in and makes you think deeper about women and their role or position in both society and culture. Quite shocking in places in a good way.

BarbaraBB Looking forward to it! I hope to read it during the holidays 🤞 1mo
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rachaich
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Really looking forward to reading this prize winner. 😊😊😊

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Graywacke
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Evaristo told NPR, “I think it's important to name us according to how we experience the world.” And her Booker winner is focused on identity, looking at the many varieties of black British women. There is a surface data overload style, which I think is limiting. There is a sense of a checkbox of issues. But she also has a rhythm and purpose to her writing, constructs some really powerful moments, and she has a lot to share.

Graywacke Books have relationships and its tough to be the book that follows an amazing one. This suffered a bit from following Lost Children Archive, which I completely fell for and did not want to end. 1mo
Suet624 @ Graywacke I haven't read this one yet, but I completely agree about Lost Children Archive. 1mo
Annl I am reading Lost Children Archive right now! 1mo
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Graywacke @Suet624 I just went looking for your review and found a treasure of posts in your feed. How have I missed all these?!! 1mo
Graywacke @Annl I would love to know your thoughts. I‘ll look for your review. 1mo
Suet624 @Graywacke it's funny how some people just don't show up on my feed when I'm on Litsy. All of a sudden I'll find that I have missed weeks of their posts! I'm off to look at yours now. :)
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readordierachel
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"Penelope came to the conclusion that marrying someone when you're in love with them was perhaps not such a good idea, better to wait a few years (ten, twenty, thirty, never?) to see if you're still compatible after the passion has subsided and reality set in." ?

JanuarieTimewalker13 WISE words!!! 1mo
batsy That "never" thrown in there... Ooof! 1mo
Reggie This paragraph seems like a perfect primer for Flieshman 1mo
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readordierachel @JanuarieTimewalker13 @batsy She is so sharp, cuts right to the heart of things. It's a fantastic book. 1mo
readordierachel @Reggie Now I'm even more excited to read that! 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I took it out of my library, then got involved with other books, and brought it back. I have to get this one out again in 2020. 1mo
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thebluestocking
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I love a good character study, and this book supplied at least a dozen. Evaristo managed to create rich portraits of inner lives that left me both satisfied and wanting more. At first, I tried really hard to connect everything and everyone, but then I just went with the flow. (I would love to see some kind of relationship chart though!) I adored this. #toblonglist #tob

TrishB Great review, I loved it too. 1mo
BarbaraBB Great review! I am going to read it soon I hope! 1mo
Suet624 I can‘t wait to read this! 1mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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Beautiful cover for this Booker co-winner, I'm super excited to dive in! This is the good thing about having to get to my sons' school soo early to get parking, lots of reading time!

Suet624 I can‘t wait to read this. 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @Suet624 I really enjoyed what I read, but unfortunately it was due back to the library before I could finish. I'm back on the waiting list to keep reading when I can! From what I read, it's very well written with a truly unique and intriguing narrative style, and interesting and complex characters. 2w
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Carolyn11215
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A book I almost put down when I noticed it was formatted as poetry with little punctuation turned out to be a 5 🌟 read. Winner of the 2019 Booker Prize, this novel told from the alternating perspectives of a group of loosely intertwined black women in Great Britain, deals with female friendship, mother/daughter relationships, male/female power dynamics, the experience of immigrants, sexual/gender identity, the changing face of feminism, etc.

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TheEllieMo
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I don‘t really know how to review this book. It makes important points, and it has some interesting stories, but I can‘t say I enjoyed reading it. 12 fictional mini-biographies of women from different backgrounds, of different ethnicities, class, sexual preferences, all connected in some way.

Another of my #TBRReads #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Interesting! +16 1mo
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GatheringBooks
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#HollyJollyReading Day 1: My #DecemberTBR pretty much resembles my #NovemberTBR 😭😂🤣 - most are carry over books I hope to begin reading soonest.

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readordierachel
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Yay, my library hold just came in!

ephemeralwaltz Enjoy😍 2mo
readordierachel @ephemeralwaltz After reading your review I am looking forward to it even more! 2mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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Stunning! This is a lengthy one but it's worth every word, promise. Evaristo offers a nuanced portrait of different British women, mostly black, mostly working-class, some queer, across different timelines but entwined with one another. It's a bit experimental in form, she writes with paragraph jumps substituting punctuation so that she can emphasize certain phrases or words which I found made for a beautiful and cutting reading experience.

TheBookAddict Sounds different, but in a good way. Adding it to my TBR, thanks for sharing! 😊 2mo
Kalalalatja This book is moving higher up my tbr everytime I see a review for it! 2mo
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TrishB
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Loved this, I was worried it was going to come across as a collection of short stories, although it has multiple POVs it all came together well and it was a refreshing, well written diverse read.
And I don‘t usually like Booker books...

squirrelbrain I loved this one too... 2mo
cathysaid Multiple POVs...I either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Seems they can make or break a book. 2mo
KarenUK Oooh good to hear.... I have it ready and waiting on my kindle... 😊👍 2mo
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Suet624 Good to hear. 2mo
Megabooks I‘m sold! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Yes! Just posted my review as well. Stunning. 2mo
batsy Oh good! I don't know why, probably my instinctive skepticism of the Booker these days, but I was going to skip this one. You and @ephemeralwaltz have convinced me otherwise 👍🏽 2mo
Caroline2 Yes!! I‘ve bailed on a few Bookers in my time! Glad to hear you liked it tho! Stacked. 👍 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @batsy yay! It really is lovely. And very accessible. I know some previous bookers were "hard" ones but I wouldn't say this is the case for this one 2mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Good to hear. I was afraid of the short story angle too ... 2mo
BarbaraBB I recognize the skepticism of the Booker, I felt the same this year and skipped it too @batsy. But thanks to this review and some others I am now actually looking forward to it! 2mo
Cinfhen I missed your review too!!! So glad it didn‘t disappoint/ I thought it was pretty brilliant ❤️ 2mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB it was a really engrossing read 👍🏻 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen me too 😘 2mo
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TrishB
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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#weeklyforecast
Just started Girl, Woman, Other, fancy a return to the Shetlands with Blue Lightning and travelling on Friday so Patsy is calling from my kindle! That‘s the plan anyway 😁

Megabooks Interested to see what you think of Patsy! 2mo
Cinfhen I thought Patsy was ok @Megabooks but I love the cover of Trish‘s edition ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Hope YOU LOVE 2mo
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Cathythoughts Great plan 👍🏻❤️I‘m interested to hear about them all 2mo
charl08 Hope you have a good week. I loved the Evaristo, have just bought one of her back catalogue. 2mo
Caroline2 Oh interested in hearing what you make of girl, woman, other! 😯 2mo
Velvetfur Where are you travelling to this time, Trish?! 😊 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen @charl08 I‘m loving it so far! Nearly done 😁 2mo
TrishB @Caroline2 I‘m loving it so far! Have you read? 2mo
TrishB @Velvetfur just various U.K. cities this time, I like to read on kindle so I don‘t have to carry books about. I‘m in London, Friday- Sunday. Sheffield Monday and Leeds Tuesday! 2mo
Cinfhen Lots of travel coming up 🧳 glad you‘re back on the mend 💕 (edited) 2mo
JennyM Glad you are loving this one. I thought it was phenomenal. Safe travels this week 2mo
Velvetfur @TrishB Sounds like a nice little UK tour for you 😊 Travel safe! 👍 2mo
Caroline2 Nah, I‘ve not read it yet. (It‘s on the TBR list) but I heard it won the Booker prize and I seem to have a love/hate relationship with Booker books so I was wondering what you made of it. 🤔 2mo
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Graywacke
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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New audiobook. So far it‘s activist black Brit lesbian (gay) culture information overload, and somehow captivating.

Hooked_on_books That actually sounds really good! 😆 I‘m waiting for my library hold on this one. I think it‘s going to be a while. 2mo
BookwormM Brilliant book should have been the standalone winner if you ask me 2mo
Graywacke @Hooked_on_books I‘m really enjoying it...only an hour in, mind you. Wishing good speed with your hold. 2mo
Graywacke @BookwormM I‘m actually listening to the Booker short list - this is the 5th for me of 13. No clue who should have one. I wasn‘t a fan of The Testaments and I adored Lost Children Archive. 2mo
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sophierayton
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I really enjoyed all the characters in this book and there's great representation. All the stories are somewhat intertwined and it kind of comes together at the end, but, for me, it was all so subtle that it was more like reading a book of short stories than a novel.
Having said that, Evaristo is brilliant and deserves all the praise and attention she is getting. She is an important voice in literature today and I hope her work reaches many people

TheLibrarian Great review! 2mo
andrew61 A good review, definitely a unique book. 2mo
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Tashreads
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Currently reading. I know there is so much controversy about the joint Booker Prize win. I really enjoyed The Testaments and am now jumping into this gem. No matter your stance on the win, both women are incredible writers.

TheBookStacker I just got this book haven‘t started yet, excited to read it! 2mo
rwmg I haven't read it, but I thoroughly enjoyed her “The Emperor's Babe“. It was a hoot. 2mo
ferskner I love that background! 2mo
JennyM I‘m reading this one now and loving it. I wasn‘t a fan of Testaments though - left me a bit disappointed. 2mo
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