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Sula
Sula | Toni Morrison
Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayalor does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.
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Jilly6183
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This is the first time I've read Toni Morrison but it won‘t be the last. A short little book that beautifully tells a generational story. I loved how everyone saw Sula‘s birthmark differently depending on their relationship with her. A tiny detail that conveyed so much meaning.

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AbstractMonica
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Break time at work… I haven‘t had too much time to read these last few days, but I‘ve been slowly easing into this one 📖

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Another Morrison that is short enough to read in a day but it would not be recommended. I think I could have understood it much more if I had taken the time to slowly read. I definitely need to reread this to really comprehend what was going on

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bela_deters
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I enjoyed getting to read this book for class! It was dark but the magical realism aspects were enjoyable

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Jen2
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Wonderful

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Pedrocamacho
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It is amazing how Toni Morrison can create a character as straightforward as Sula and yet leave you with so many questions and feelings.

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Shaleen
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I am now initiated into the brilliant, lyrical world of Toni Morrison. I had expected an innocent story about friendship from what I had heard about this book. But Sula is not meant for casual reading, it requires patience. The best part about Sula is it‘s poetic prose. The descriptions in the book are so vibrant that you can feel every emotion, taste every flavour and connect with every character. Overall it‘s an incredible read.

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KatieDid927
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I love Toni Morrison‘s characters and stories about female friendships, so this was right up my alley.

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Ismellpages
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“Outlaw women are fascinating—not always for their behavior, but because historically women are seen as naturally disruptive and their status is an illegal one from birth if it is not under the rule of men.”

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ke1lbe1l
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I am livid that I was never introduced to Baldwin or Morrison or so many other amazing BIPOC authors in school. Sure we read Langston Hughes and I discovered Angelou. But I wish I would‘ve read and analyzed Sula with my peers growing up. I wish it so much. Overall — Left to right/top to bottom in terms of rankings for Feb. I also had 3 DNFs. I know I‘m preaching to the choir, but make space for black authors every month, not just BHM.

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phoebe.karan
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#BlackHistoryMonth
Some wonderful books by some wonderful, powerful authors♥️

Cathythoughts Some truly brilliant books there 💫💫💫💫💫💫💫 2y
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Brooklyn.anne
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Such a good read! I love a story that focuses on female friendships!

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Caryl
Sula | Toni Morrison
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I‘m finally ready to commit with my #bookspin #doublespin #BookSpinBINGO list for February!

Thanks again for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks ! I know I read more in January thanks to this fun challenge.

CuriousG What a great list! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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andioop
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I got my mind. And what goes on in it. Which is to say, I got me. Lonely. But my lonely is mine.

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Santie
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Bailedbailed

Disappointed.

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BBowling
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Wow! You‘ve taken an emotional journey when you read a Tony Morrison novel. In the case of Sula a raw, painful but oddly right journey. Right only because life depicted in a black community in Southern Ohio at the beginning of the twentieth century was grinding and hard and respites brief. That lives can be so broken they needed a Suicide Day, the only day one would allow themselves to choose to end their suffering. Can unloved ever be lovable?

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Butterfinger
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For #BannedBookWeek and #ReadwithMrBook - longest on tbr

What incredible writing. Each sentence was poetic and shocking to the senses.

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arlenefinnigan
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This is so well written, but a really bleak tough read. There's something quite disturbing about the matter-of-fact way the terrible events throughout the book are described, but I guess that for a lot of people at that time that was just how life was. The non-judgmental way the characters are portrayed is really interesting and engaging.

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Billypar
Sula | Toni Morrison
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I already loved Jamila Woods, but releasing a Toni Morrison-themed song? In 'hardcover' and 'paperback' editions? (and on the same day no less!) Be still my musical heart 🎶❤🎶

If you're interested in a listen or to purchase, here's the link:
https://jamilawoodsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sula

LeahBergen Now, that‘s cool! 2y
BeaG That‘s awesome! I don‘t know why I never see your post on my feed? I follow you, but I never see anything.🤦🏾‍♀️ 2y
Billypar @BeaG I've been slacking on my Litsy posts ever since my recent move, so that's probably why. Hopefully I can start posting some more reviews of books I finished months ago! 2y
BeaG @Billypar Ok, LOL 2y
BBowling That captured it. Thank you! 2y
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MallenNC
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I‘ve had a copy of Sula I‘ve been meaning to read forever, and I finally did because it was the August book club pick for the Stacks podcast. Today the host, Traci Thomas, discussed it with author Brit Bennett and their insights really helped. A lot happens in this very short book, and the words in it are all chosen well. I‘m glad I finally read this. Check out https://thestackspodcast.com if you‘d like to listen to the episode.

emilyhaldi Hmmm maybe I need to listen to the podcast bc I recently read this book and was pretty disappointed. 2y
SamAnne I‘m rereading Toni Morrison right now. And my book club chose Song of Solomon and had a great discussion last night. Sula is my next reread so thanks for this podcast suggestion. 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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Next up

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MallenNC
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I happen to be reading this book by Toni Morrison this month for an online book club hosted by The Stacks podcast. It‘s short but I feel like it will not be a fast read. #AugustAuthors

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect timing!! 2y
OriginalCyn620 I don‘t think I‘ve ever heard of this one! 2y
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Arvena
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
CuriousG What an interesting cover for Sula! Haven't seen that one before 2y
Arvena @CuriousG - this is Lithuanian edition of the book :) 2y
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Karkar
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I picked this Toni Morrison today. I have read Beloved- what is your favorite Toni Morrison book?

Kangaj1 I adore Beloved, but The Bluest Eye is my other favorite of hers. 2y
BarbaraBB I read Sula, Song of Solomon and Jazz and none was a pick for me unfortunately. But I often hear I should read Beloved or this one! 2y
CuriousG I love Song of Solomon and Beloved the most 💙 2y
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LitTraveler
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#bookhaul I have tried really hard not to buy any books until I at least get through some of the books I already have... I made it two months 🙈

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Soubhiville
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“The more he thought about marriage, the more attractive it became. Whatever his fortune, whatever the cut of his garment, there would always be the hem- the tuck and fold that hid his raveling edges; a someone sweet, industrious and loyal to shore him up. And in return he would shelter her, love her, grow old with her.”

Overall I didn‘t love the book, but the writing is lyrically beautiful. I will certainly read more by her!
This description- 😘

Leftcoastzen Awww, such a cute photo! They are both adorable! 2y
JenniferEgnor This cat though 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
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Lcsmcat
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For most of this book I wondered why she didn‘t title it “Nel” or at least “Sula and Nel.” But then came that devastating ending. Even with all that had gone on before, that ending yanked the rug out from under me. I still liked Beloved better, but this is another winner from Morrison. #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

vivastory I really must read more Morrison. I think of Song of Solomon often. 2y
Lcsmcat @vivastory That one‘s still on my TBR. But I‘ve liked everything by her that I have read. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 2y
Graywacke Sula hangs around. Morrison was brilliant. 2y
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Bookboss
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Beautiful, yet disturbing story of a friendship between two women who grow up together. Morrison‘s rich, gorgeous prose contrasts with the ugliness of human behavior. At other times, her prose enriches the deep love and compassion her characters have for one another. This is a short book, but it demands time and attention.

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Gillyreads
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This was on my May tbr but I didn‘t get to it. Picking it up for June instead

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Thousand-Lives
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Wow! I knew this was a story about a female friendship, but I was unprepared for how dark, gritty and complex it would be. So excellent - the writing is powerful.

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Thousand-Lives
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Online learning is DONE! So I‘m free to put my feet up with my first Toni Morrison while my boys play! ☀️

Mitch Enjoy! 🎖 3y
readordierachel Fantastic book! 3y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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This is something - gritty, sexy, mesmerizing, and full of strange/unique characters who all revolve around Sula and Nel. Glad I finally read this! #bannedbook #sexualthemes #booked2020 #readmyowndamnbooks

Cinfhen Ohhh, that‘s my last prompt left for #Booked2020 😊Thanks for the recommendation 💜 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice pick. She is an intense writer! 3y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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About 40% done, but need a break. Moving on to a graphic novel. #readathon #update #deweyapril

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ephemeralwaltz
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Always 5 ⭐
As brilliant and haunting as the first time I read it.
If I had to recommend one Morrison...

Trashcanman 👋🏼👋🏼 3y
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amma-keep-reading
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Did anyone else think the ending was a cliffhanger? There is so much to unpack with an ending like that... I don't think I understood the significance of Sula and Nel's relationship until the end.

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BiblioLitten
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Toni Morrison is not new to me but I have never read her novels. I wonder what took me so long. #auldlangreads #1WordTitle #classicschallenge2020
#readwithMrBook

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3y
readordierachel Fantastic book! 3y
MrBook Other great books caught your eye first. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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BiblioLitten @MrBook Can‘t deny that! 😁 3y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve got a few of her books on my list. I read this one a few years ago. 3y
Linsy I need to try Toni Morrison. 3y
BiblioLitten This was a revelation. I hope to read Beloved too. @Linsy 3y
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littlehoeontheprairie
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Fucked up if true
Also I really love the cover design for this edition.

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Soubhiville
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I got to hear these beautiful speakers talking about Toni Morrison at #TXBookFest2019. They made me want to read all of her books right this second. They also made me want to buy both of their books, which I am likely to do first thing in the morning.

Day 1 of #TexasBookFestival2019 was wonderful.

Hooked_on_books I‘m envious! Looks like you‘re having a great time. 3y
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Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books it‘s been great so far! I‘m looking forward to seeing Ruta Sepetys, Julia Phillips, Mesha Martin, and Rainbow Rowell today. 💜. There‘s a bunch of Littens considering coming next year... I don‘t know if that would be in the realm of possibility for you but it would be great if you‘re interested! 3y
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I see you weren‘t a big fan of The Old Drift... it‘s only got mediocre Litsy reviews. Maybe this is one I should borrow not buy? (edited) 3y
Hooked_on_books I just heard Julia Phillips on a podcast and she was lovely. Plus her book is incredible. I would say borrow The Old Drift for sure. I really wanted to love that book. I think coming to the festival would be amazing, but I‘m not sure I can swing it. My husband‘s birthday is this week and he would definitely not be interested in that. But it would be really cool to meet up. We shall see. 3y
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BeaG
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This was a deep book. Tragedy after tragedy. I liked it even though it was a sad story.

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Tanisha_A
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JennyM 💜 3y
Crazeedi Pretty! 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks Gorgeous 💜💜 3y
CoffeeCatsBooks That‘s gorgeous! 3y
readordierachel How lovely! I'm sad the copy I sent never made it to you. 3y
ephemeralwaltz One of my favorites! 3y
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VeryLazyDaisy
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This will be me all day. In bed, reading Sula by Toni Morrison. I‘m aiming for a silent day. No music. No podcasts. Just me and this book and the rain outside.

tpixie Lovely 😊 enjoy 📚📚📚 3y
suvata Have fun 3y
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rather_be_reading
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Weird. Strange. Sad. Those are the first words that come to mind while thinking about this book. A lot of weird things happen throughout and I had to keep reminding myself that it was a different time period and was written in the 70s. Was a very quick read and even though it was short so much happened.

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rather_be_reading
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Book 113 of 2019
#rip

thehonestpuck Oddly enough this is the only Toni Morrison book I've read. It's wonderful and strange and I definitely need to read more 3y
ginganinja Giving Song of Solomon a reread now in celebration of Toni Morrison's extraordinary life! 3y
rather_be_reading @thehonestpuck this is my first! 3y
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rather_be_reading @ginganinja awww definitely! 3y
thehonestpuck I look forward to seeing what you think! 3y
LiztheBibliophile I loved this book. 3y
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MoonWitch94
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Thank you, Ms. Morrison, for your words & thoughts & stories. Our world will be a bit darker without your insight to the human experience, but heaven just got a bit brighter. #tonimorrison #restineternalpeace #thankyou

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violettemeier
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You will be missed. Rest in paradise.

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rather_be_reading
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So sad to wake up and hear Toni Morrison has passed 😭😭 I will be reading her books next!

suvata She will be missed 3y
megnews 😢 3y
Caroline2 Oh no!!! 😢 3y
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SW-T 😢💔😢💔 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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💔♥️

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Bibliogeekery
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Toni Morrison, you did such beautiful and powerful language! Rest in power. We lost one of the great ones. 💔

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Dorianna
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Rest In Peace, genius. 😢

Julsmarshall ❤️😭❤️ 3y
vivastory 😔😢 Devastating 3y
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