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Radio Silence
Radio Silence | Alice Oseman
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The second novel from Alice Oseman - the most talked-about YA writer in 2014.
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Memodeth
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sheffner
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And my Top Ten Reads of 2019!

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my.books.in.squares
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Mehso-so

I didn't love this one and I really don't understand the hype. I think I am the only one.🤷🏻‍♀️

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DivineDiana
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When I was out shopping today, I went to checkout and saw that the young woman at the counter was reading a book. I asked what she was reading, and took a photo to remember it! Sorry, it‘s a poor photo. Checked Goodreads, and very high ratings. Does anyone else ask strangers what they are reading?

Readage I don't usually ask, for fear of interrupting, but I always try to sneak a peek!! 6mo
DivineDiana @Readage I also like to peek! 😉 6mo
Reggie At my casino, where I work, all the time. They‘re usually the spouse of someone they‘re waiting to finish gambling. None of them have ever minded. And it‘s so nice because you can tell we recognize the enthusiasm for books in another reader. 6mo
DivineDiana @Reggie Kindred Spirit! ❤️ 6mo
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mandi1082
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Its nice to pick up a book and find the meaning so deep. I loved the friendship, mother daughter relationship, trying to find yourself. I loved that it had topics on depression, mental abuse, LGBT representation. I enjoyed this read.
5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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saheffernan
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Ever felt like your lost and wondering even though you had planned out a whole life and executed the perfect things to make that life happen but, now maybe you don't want that life? It's not so easy to adjust especially if your parents push you to do what was the original plan. This book is about the turmoil of adjusting and when maybe your parents can't or won't adjust to whom you really are. It's about unlikely, but perfectly timed friendships.

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bookishnerd
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I don't read a lot of contemporary novels anymore, but I have heard good things about this author and decided to check her out. And, it was just the right YA for me. The characters were mature without going out of the realm of believable. They had their stuff to figure out, but it wasn't like a dramatic coming of age book. It was just them figuring life out. Plus, I loved the idea of the podcast. I listed to the audio for this. Recommended!

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Crying a bit about how absolutely perfect this book was, to be quite honest. A character driven novel about a life changing platonic relationship? Literally the pinnacle of achievement. Just so amazingly good.

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sheffner
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My winter wrap up for #booked2019:

1-Little Comfort
2-Strands of Bronze and Gold
3-The Truth About Forever
4-Radio Silence
5-Reluctantly Charmed
6-City of Ghosts

Cinfhen Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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sheffner
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Another good reading month--made some progress with my Goodreads TBR! (Only 2000-some more to get through… 😅

Favorites this month: Radio Silence and The Cruel Prince.

4 Goodreads TBR

3 ebooks

3 library books

2 booked2019

1 physical TBR (owned)

One Dark Throne- 4 ⭐

Strands of Bronze and Gold- 3 ⭐

Radio Silence-5 ⭐

The Cruel Prince- 4 ⭐

#monthlywrapup #februarywrapup #2019reading

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sheffner
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I really enjoyed this book! Very easy to get into, refreshing, and emotionally hard-hitting. Can't wait to read more by the author.

What I loved:

* The diversity of the characters and how real they were

* Themes about academic pressure, depression, and mental illness that felt genuine and not preachy/cliched

* Frances' relationship with her mom

* The relationships between all the characters

#booked2019  #relatedtoapodcast

Cinfhen Great review! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review and yay! another completed prompt! 12mo
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sarakass1
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beautiful stories of queer young adults

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wizard-rachel
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C.Perone
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Until the Litsy app works on my home WiFi I won‘t be posting. The frustration of having a “working” app suddenly stop working just as you try to post a well thought out post or when you try to tag people is too much.

Since it works on the WiFi at work I‘ll keep checking in to see what you Littens are all up to.

Hoping the bugs are worked out soon because I‘m really missing interacting with you all💔

wanderinglynn Hate to hear you‘re having problems with the app. Mine goes a bit slow at times, but luckily nothing too wonky. 😢 2y
Dianeham Are they working on it? 😢 2y
C.Perone @wanderinglynn Thx ... I was all set to sacrifice data on cell usage til all the kinks are out, but when it took over an hour get two posts on I was ready to rip my hair out! Lol I know these things take time so I‘m gonna do my best to patiently wait it out 2y
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C.Perone @Dianeham I believe so, I hope so🤞🙏 2y
Dianeham @C.Perone Tim posted this on librarything. Have you tried this? You might want to go to librarything or fb and give your feedback. Can you try to hit these websites, and tell me if it works?

* http://litsy.com
* http://prod1.litsy.com

Use the same device you're using for Litsy.

Tim
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C.Perone Thanks @Dianeham but tried that and no go 😢 I posted on the GR group and keeping checking there for any other fixes. 2y
Dianeham I checked fb and LT. Will let you know if I hear anything. 2y
CarolynM Hope you can sort it out soon 2y
C.Perone Awww, thank you @Dianeham I really appreciate it 2y
C.Perone @CarolynM I do too🤞 2y
Dianeham @C.Perone just posted instructions from Tim and tagged you. 😎 2y
C.Perone @Dianeham Thanks! Going to them now 2y
tammysue I‘m so sorry to hear that. It‘s nerve racking.😢 I‘ve had trouble on and off all day with my app opening. I‘ve been completely shutting down my iPhone, restarting and then the apps works again.. 2y
C.Perone @whatshesreadingnow Thank you😌 I‘ve been over on the GR and seeing that these are common issues so hopefully we will soon be back to complaining only about what book to read next! 2y
ablachly @C.Perone if you can‘t reach those 2 links above (in the copied post from Tim) then it‘s definitely a DNS issue. If you‘re on iOS, try turning your phone to airplane mode for 30 seconds and then back on. For Android, remove the battery and wait at least 30 seconds before putting it back in. Basically we need to force your phone to find the new servers. 2y
ablachly And you can email us at litsy@librarything.com too. We‘re trying to find everyone who needs help. 2y
C.Perone @ablachly Thanks for reaching out! I‘m at work right now and can‘t do anything but as soon as I get home I‘ll try what you suggest plus send an e-mail so you guys have official feedback 2y
C.Perone @ablachly FYI before I email .... links work fine with cell service; nothing with WiFi; did airplane mode twice for 1 min (used timer) and still nothing with WiFi 2y
ablachly @C.Perone sounds like DNS issues to me. Tim has written up some troubleshooting tips on Facebook here—it‘s a public post you don‘t have to have Facebook at all to read it. And also still feel free to send an email if that‘s easier. http://www.facebook.com/groups/OnwardLitsy/permalink/189794195137328/ 2y
C.Perone @Ablachly Tried everything suggested in the post and then some - still stuck with 4G only. Emailed litsy and Tim earlier. Tim replied it‘s DNS and I basically have to wait it out 2y
ablachly @C.Perone ugh, I‘m sorry. I wish there was some magic wand I could wave to just FIX it for you, right now. 2y
C.Perone @ablachly yeah, me too😕 2y
Dianeham @C.Perone any improvement today? 2y
C.Perone Oh hey there miss @Dianeham 😊 .... This morning there was an update that what thought to be a problem on the users end is actually a problem on the server end and work commenced. Still can‘t get on with WiFi, but 4G has been working reliably (aside from draining my battery) enough for me to post up a storm 👏 👏🎉 (edited) 2y
Dianeham Progress anyway. 2y
C.Perone @Dianeham Yes, and I‘m grateful for it😊 2y
C.Perone @Dianeham Update: I‘m on WiFi! Wooooo💃👏🎉😊 2y
Dianeham @C.Perone just heard it was finally fixed. Happy for you. Now librarything is down. 😕 2y
C.Perone @Dianeham Oh No! On the bright side though, it means there is active work going on to get them both working 2y
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Sue
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Yay, March is over. I‘m not sure how I managed these stats, (though possibly 1.8 speed audio definitely helped) pretty happy with them though.

britt_brooke 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Mdargusch Wow! 👍🏼 2y
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
Andrew65 Well done! 🙌 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎈🎊🤗 2y
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AnniesJournals
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Although I initially picked up this book because of the fictional podcast that plays an important role in the plot, I kept reading to watch a platonic relationship have an importance and emotional arc that I've only ever seen in romances.

kgriffith Intriguing, you‘ve sold me on at least finding out more about it! 2y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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Kelly
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So many long YA books this year outside of spec fic. Going in to another.

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bookishkris
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Oh so painfully good. Similar themes to Eliza and her Monsters, in that it involves creating and fandom. But I can‘t even explain it, this is so beautiful. So many dimensions of friendship and school and sexuality and life. Read it. A great #queerbook that deals with more than just gay.

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Read.Em.And.Eat
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Hey Littens!! The blog has returned after a month long hiatus! Check out what I've been up to at

www.reademandeatblog.wordpress.com

JazzFeathers Congratulation on your new job 🙌🎊 l've been working in a bookshop for 15 years. I know what you mean 😁 2y
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Bookbeez
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Based on the cover, I thought this book was going to be very different than what it was. Regardless, it was an excellent coming of age book about friendship and controlling your own life. I thought the bad mom was a little one dimensional, but I really loved Frances and Raine. Raine is the friend everyone needs. And a YA book where a cheesy love story was not the center of all things made it even better. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jinjer Did u think it was going to be dystopian? Two teens trying to locate other human life? I did. 😆 loved it anyway! 12mo
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Bookbeez
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My evening read. Cool fall night at last! #nightreads #ya #library #autumnreads

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bbliophile
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I'm currently listening to Radio Silence on audiobook and I'm loving it a lot more than I thought I was going to! The story is really great and involves a lot of Fandom things, which I obviously love, and I really enjoy the characters. This book definitely has a trigger warning for parental abuse, though.

#radiosilence #aliceoseman #currentlyreading #audiobook

graceslibrary Loved this book so much!! 😍 I hope you enjoy the rest of the book!! 💖 3y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

The stakes in this book seemed a little confusing to me. But the characters were interesting and I followed them to see what would happen next.

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m_dreamswhilereads
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Probably the most realistic and beautiful way of capturing a lot of themes (posting about it) effortlessly and in a simple way. Alice Oseman is truly Future of Ya!

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Eggs
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Touted as the Holden Caulfield of the internet age. I don't disagree. And that's probably why it's not a Pick for me; i.e., the rift between one's social media/podcast/youtube persona vs real, raw, messy, sometimes ineloquent life lived out (or totally avoided) with direct human and experiential connections. Then again, we're all caught up in it to some degree in the 21st century...Thoughts?

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Here are some of the selections in this month's Junior Library Guild box. It's like Christmas every month when these guys arrive!

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japril114
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I loved this book so much I read it in one sitting. It is absolutely wonderful. I'd recommend it to anyone feeling lost - in this book you will not only find comfort but reassurance that you will find your way

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Rudis
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I devoured this book. Flew through, loved every page of it, and it reminded me that I really need to get back into listening to Night Vale. Loved it, and highly recommend to anyone who wants a good yarn. (Ignore me in the reflection! Downside of close-up pictures of Ebooks)

Jinjer Just read it!!!! Loved it!!!!! 12mo
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JoEll
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I couldn't put this book down - the characters were terrific - and it was SO refreshing that this story celebrates friendship rather than romance. I'd encourage anyone to read it who is unsure of their next step after school. A great YA Read

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Emily.R
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I wasn't expecting to love this book, it creeped up on me. Inclusive and relevent story. Especially refreshing to find a book with a female and male mc who love each other but aren't in love. One of the few books I've read with a character on the asexual spectrum.

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brownekr
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Okay, listen: the pacing/plotting on this could've used a bit more steadying. I can't speak to a lot of the rep and will be listening for other reviews and thoughts.

But one of my standing reader's advisory requests is for books that take the emotional arc of a romance novel and apply it to a completely platonic relationship, and this. is. that. So it's a Pick.

(Maybe the only other one I can think of is THE CHOSEN; recs are very welcome.)

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thefictionalreader
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GO READ THIS BOOK.

Whatever you are doing, just stop. You need to read this book first. 👌

Jinjer I did!!! So good! 12mo
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booksareallyouneed
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Despite the few problems I had concerning the writing and some unrealistic decision making, this book was a page-turner, relatable and full of diverse, interesting, realistic characters. The journey Frances went on throughout was engaging and relatable and her and Aled‘s friendship was wonderful to read, the definite highlight of the novel. I would recommend this book, as long as you don‘t have much of a problem with a quite simple writing style.

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booksareallyouneed
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This book is brilliant so far, Frances is such a wonderful character 👍🏻

Mimi_is_magic Decided to start reading it I see 👀📖 3y
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inahreads
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I got these books last Tuesday and I'm so happy I got both #famous and Radio Silence from HarperCollins's Winter catalog. I also got physical copies of Dawn Lanuza's books and I'm really excited to reread them!

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yayeahyeah
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This has a bisexual MC, and a character on the ace spectrum - one of the only ace spectrum characters I've seen in #UKYA, and definitely my favourite portrayal. It's currently my UKYA book of the year! #LGBT #LGBTQIA #UKYANov

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Ace representation holy shit. I loved the characters and how diverse it was, but it wasn't the best writing I've read.

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Magicinbooks
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This book was amazing. I loved every second of it! It features such a wonderful diverse cast who I loved very much!
Reasons to read this book:
1. Amazing bisexual, mixed race protagonist Frances
2. WONDERFUL depiction of a mother daughter relationship
2. Lesbians
3. Gay couple
4. Aled is just so wonderful and lovely! I just want to hug him 💙
5. I love Daniel
6. And Raine
7. Great depiction of anxiety
8. #relateable
9. ACE REPRESENTATION

yayeahyeah Yay! This is one of my favourites of the year - and my favourite mother-daughter relationship ever, I think! 3y
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Annalisebooks
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Can't wait to read this!

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yayeahyeah
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Outstanding contemporary which nails internet culture perfectly. I love the relationships here - especially the platonic friendship between Frances and Aled, and the support shown to Frances by her mother.

yayeahyeah Ran out of space in review, but wanted to mention that characters here are diverse in ethnicity and sexuality - including a character on the ace spectrum, yay! 4y
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yayeahyeah
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I LOVE the transcripts for Universe City - so wonderfully well written!

Jinjer Yassss! 12mo
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