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Circling the Sun
Circling the Sun: A Novel | Paula McLain
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.Ann Patchett, Country LivingPaula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating womanBeryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of natures delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But its the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryls truest self and her fate: to fly.Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLains powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.Praise for Circling the SunIn McLains confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understand what made a woman so far ahead of her time believe she had the power to soar.Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving TimeEnchanting . . . a worthy heir to [Isak] Dinesen . . . Like Africa as its so gorgeously depicted here, this novel will never let you go.The Boston GlobeFamed aviator Beryl Markham is a novelists dream. . . . [A] wonderful portrait of a complex woman who liveddefiantlyon her own terms.People (Book of the Week)Circling the Sun soars.NewsdayCaptivating . . . [an] irresistible novel.The Seattle TimesLike its high-flying subject, Circling the Sun is audacious and glamorous and hard not to be drawn in by. Beryl Markham may have married more than once, but she was nobodys wife.Entertainment Weekly[An] eloquent evocation of Beryls daring life.O: The Oprah MagazineMarkhams life is the stuff of legend. . . . McLain has created a voice that is lush and intricate to evoke a character who is enviably brave and independent.NPRBold, absorbing fiction.New York Daily NewsPaula McLain has such a gift for bringing characters to life. I loved discovering the singular Beryl Markham, with all her strengths and passions and complexities, a woman who persistently broke the rules. Shes a rebel in her own time, and a heroine for ours.Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before YouFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Cinfhen
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#ManicMonday @CBee
Thanks for the tag @Allylu

📕 Circling the Sun
✍🏻 Susan Choi
📺 Charlie‘s Angels
🎤 Coldplay
🎵 Californication

I think my choices are pretty eclectic too!

Allylu @Cinfhen I read that one, too! And I used to watch Charlie‘s Angels all the time. I even had my hair cut like Farrah‘s in high school. @Cbee This is so much fun! Thanks for doing it. 🥰📕🎥🎤✍️🎶 1mo
CBee Same song as me, great minds 😊😊😊 1mo
CBee @Allylu you‘re welcome ♥️ 1mo
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Cinfhen I ❤️🌶🎵🎸 @CBee I‘m meant to see them in concert next week 🥳🙌🏻❣️ I think we all had the Farrah waves @Allylu 😁😂😂 #ManicMonday is super fun 🤩 1mo
CBee @Cinfhen no WAY!! That‘s amazing!! Have fun 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Cinfhen It‘ll be my first live concert since 2020 ( thank you Covid)!! I‘m excited but a tiny bit anxious 😬 @CBee 1mo
CBee @Cinfhen I can totally understand being a little anxious. I would probably be a lot anxious 😅 1mo
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Pickpick

This was an adventure to read. Horse racing, lions, and historic flights.

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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

This was our FOTL group book this month and I had no idea what it was about. Fascinating story of Beryl Markham, first female licensed horse trainer in Kenya and a pioneering bush aviator. She was the real 3rd member of the Out of Africa love triangle with Karen Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton - she‘s called “Felicity” in the movie - though I get the impression colonial life was more of a love dodecahedron. Great historical fiction!

lynneamch A nice complement is her autobiography 6mo
Ericalambbrown @lynneamch the author mentioned that book, and Hemingway‘s praise of it, in her note at the end. I will need to check it out. 6mo
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Andrew65
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A fictionalised version of Beryl Markham‘s story, the first person to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic, from Britain to North America. #Airplane #SavvySettings

Eggs Great choice 👏🏻✈️👍🏼 6mo
lynneamch Also a good companion read is her actual memoir 6mo
Andrew65 @lynneamch This is one I need to read. 6mo
PaperbackPirate I liked this book and plan to read her memoir on a friend‘s recommendation. 6mo
Andrew65 @PaperbackPirate Same for me. 6mo
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Cinfhen
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My first book of 2022 completed …yes, I started reading it in 2021😉Beryl Markham was a trailblazer. Living life her way, creating a path for other women to travel. Raised in Kenya at the beginning of the 20th century, Beryl chose to challenge societies views and become both a gifted horse trainer as well as an aviator. This book made me see Africa in a different light and altered my perceptions. 2022 is off to a great start 😊

BarbaraBB Happy new year dear friend! Here‘s to many more picks, completed challenges, fun buddyreads 🤓. And lots of family, friends, health and music 🤍 9mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @BarbaraBB sending MUCH LOVE your way Excited to see where our journey takes us xx 9mo
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Simona Happy New Year 🥳 9mo
TrishB Happy New (reading) Year ❤️ 9mo
Librarybelle Yay! Happy New Year, Cindy! 9mo
CoffeeNBooks Good book! Happy New Year! 9mo
KarenUK Happy New Year Cindy! 💕💕💕 9mo
Andrew65 I really enjoyed this one. 9mo
Cinfhen I‘m super pleased with my #FirstReadOf2022 Hope you all pick up something wonderful too @Andrew65 @KarenUK @CoffeeNBooks @Librarybelle @TrishB @Simona Peace, Love, Joy and Good Books ☮️🧡📚 9mo
Megabooks This replaced a book on my bookspin list, so maybe I‘ll read it this month too! You have me very excited! 💜💜 happy new year big sis!! 🎉🎉😘 9mo
L_auren Happy new year! Hope you‘re well. This one is up next for me 🥳 9mo
Cinfhen Hi @L_auren !!!! How are you??? Happy New Year to you 💕💕I hope you enjoy Circling - you too @Megabooks !!! I‘m not 💯 that both of you will like it as much as I did 🤞🏼🤞🏼 9mo
L_auren @Cinfhen I‘m wonderful! I had a baby boy. My first. He‘s almost 1 now. Reading lots of baby books 📚 (edited) 9mo
Cinfhen So wonderful @L_auren 💙💙I can‘t believe he‘s nearly one!!! Baby books are my secret joy 🥰Enjoy this precious time - look forward to seeing your thoughts on 9mo
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And there it is, my final word #TreasureHunt #NewYearSpecial #Celebrate on page 395😄LOVING this book!! My #LastFirst #HappyNewYear 🥳🎉🥳

kspenmoll I did too! Loved it I mean. 9mo
Cinfhen She‘s such an amazing woman @kspenmoll have you read her own memoir 9mo
Bookwormjillk I loved this book too. West With The Night is on my list this year for #ReadingAfrica 9mo
Andrew65 Well done, still waiting for this word. 👏👏👏🙌 9mo
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My #LastFirst of 2021/2022 and so far it‘s fabulous!! A good HF about Beryl Markham, a true trailblazer 🙌🏻Works for several 2022 challenges!! And I‘ve discovered 4 more #TreasureHunt words @Andrew65 #NewYearSpecial 🎉🎉🎉

Librarybelle Good choice for Kenya! 9mo
Scochrane26 I liked this one, too. 9mo
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Cinfhen I‘m really enjoying the descriptions of Kenya @Librarybelle my naive assumptions are quickly being replaced 9mo
Cinfhen It‘s great @Scochrane26 9mo
Andrew65 Doing brilliantly. 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Winning in the prompts!! #achiever 9mo
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Cinfhen
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I finished Brat by Andrew McCarthy earlier this evening and now I‘m starting the tagged book.
I‘m thinking the McLain will be my #LastFirst and I‘m already pumped about it.
Circling the Sun will kick start my #2022 challenges with a #TriplePlay :) #ReadingAfrica22 #Pop22 and #Booked22

What‘s your #LastFirst ?!?!?!

TrishB I enjoyed this one because I love women who say, yes, no thanks! And do it their way. 9mo
TrishB As to last/first I‘m still dithering! 9mo
Cinfhen Haha …I‘m excited to read the books you gifted me @TrishB about the women who say, “yes, no thanks” 9mo
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TrishB Hope you enjoy 🤞🏻 9mo
Megabooks I have circling the sun too. What does it fit for pop22? 9mo
Cinfhen My copy has a blurb by Ann Patchett on the cover @Megabooks which is a #pop22 prompt 🥰 9mo
Megabooks Ah wonderful! 9mo
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Another amazing #botm selection that doesn't get enough attention. Set in Kenya in the early 20th century, the story follows Beryl, an English expat who is abandoned by her mother & raised by her father in the African wilds. Beryl grows up chasing freedom & Independence falling into & out of a series of relationships. It's a beautiful story about a strong woman hell bent on defining herself in a world where women are meant as decoration. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

IuliaC I enjoyed this one very much 😃 14mo
Cathythoughts Lovely picture 14mo
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Scochrane26
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1. Tagged
2. 👍
3. I read most genres. A lot of books are general or historical fiction. #wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for participating 🤩📚🙌🏻 1y
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Eggs Cover love🧡 Beryl Markham appears in other people‘s memoirs/HF too 1y
TheSpineView @Eggs Yes. I too love this cover. 1y
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Scochrane26
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Finally finished my first book this month. Overall, I enjoyed learning about Beryl Markham & the colonial life in Kenya, but I had to push myself to keep reading about 2/3 of the way in. I was more interested in the last few chapters, so I rounded up on GR instead of down. This story doesn‘t address the problems with colonialism & can be a bit repetitive at times about the idea of being wild & not tied down. 3.5/5

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Circling the Sun | Paula McLain
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No #horse on the cover, but lots about horses 🐴 I didn‘t care for this one 🤷‍♀️

#CuriousCovers

booksaremyfavorite I didn‘t either. 1y
GreenGrl87 Aw, what a bummer… I really enjoyed The Paris Wife. 1y
Judybskt I have that in my tbr pile. ☹️ Those hydrangea though!!! (edited) 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GreenGrl87 I‘ve got that one too! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Judybskt they are really showing out this year! 💙💙 1y
Eggs So pretty💐💐 1y
IuliaC I enjoyed this one 👍 The hydrangea 😍 1y
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marleed
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Slow pick here because I was expecting a gorgeous story of how an English ex-Pat family chose horses and the great expanse of 1920s Kenya over the streets of London. But this was more about the failed relationships of Beryl Markham. Still though it makes me appreciate again how difficult it was to be a strong independent woman 100 years ago.

IuliaC I enjoyed this one 🙂 1y
marleed @IuliaC I have a physician cal copy of her new book and that was my incentive to move this out of my TBR stack. It was great to learn of Beryl! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) so many! The Nightingale, Tell the Wolves I‘m Home, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, The Velvet Hours to name a few!!

2) the tagged!! I wanted to throw it 🤷‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

#Two4Tuesday

Have you played @jinxmoon @Bklover @RedxoHearts

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤗😊😍 1y
eeclayton I didn't enjoy Circling the Sun, either, but Markham's own memoir was a great read 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eeclayton I‘m glad I wasn‘t the only one! 1y
Bklover I still haven‘t read The Nightingale! Thanks for the tag! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bklover you have to! 💞 1y
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McLain creates yet another strong, independent, fearless woman who forged her way in a world where women were expected to play a very different role. Set in the 1920s in Kenya, Beryl Markyam, a record setting aviator, is caught in a love triangle with Dennis Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen (Out of Africa.) I don‘t usually read this type of book but McLain is just such a good writer I couldn‘t resist! #AxeTheStacks

IuliaC I enjoyed this one very much! 1y
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MelKelsey
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Mehso-so

Book 161

I listened to this historical fiction book about Beryl Markham, an author, horse trainer, and pilot who grew up and lived in Kenya. Mildly interesting to learn about Markham, the best part of the book is the setting, Kenya. Nothing overly memorable, though.

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Mehso-so

I listened to the audio and missed parts of the book. I have no idea where her second husband came from, but I didn‘t like him, nor her first husband (first husband was worse, but the second husband – though seemed better initially, really wasn‘t). I didn‘t like Beryl much, either - particularly the sleeping with a friend‘s (or acquaintance‘s?) husband. I guess there weren‘t really any characters I liked. Cont in comments..

LibraryCin The first chapter started off with something about the flying, and it took ages to get back to it. I began to second-guess that Beryl had even done that, but they finally came back around to it almost at the end of the book. And I don‘t think she ever came back to what happened with the “ornery” horse. I wanted to know! What happened!? Overall, though, I‘m rating the book ok. 2y
Andrew65 Similar thoughts. 2y
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No bingo for me, but I‘m pretty pumped about my August reading...anytime I can finish a classic that‘s been on my shelves for years (East of Eden), I‘ll call that a great reading month! Wrapping up Circling the Sun and Code Name Hélène. Looking forward to #bookspinbingo in September! #bookspin #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great progress this month!!! 2y
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GinaKButler
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Better late than never! My August #bookspin
Really enjoying this so far! I‘m also using it for Book From Your Favorite Genre (historical fiction) for my Beat Your Bookshelf Reading Challenge.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
GinaKButler This book was just fine. Titled Circling The Sun, I was expecting it to talk about her flying career, which did not make an appearance until page 324 of 355. I think I‘d be better off reading West With The Night. Meh. 2y
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wanderinglynn
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#weekendreads

1. Tagged and Beach Read
2. Beach Read is an audio, but the one I finished before this was Cottage by the Sea
3. I just ordered from Bookshop Jenny Lawson‘s The Beyond (Apr 2021) & TJ Klune‘s Under The Whispering Door (Mar 2021) 🎉

CaroPi I love Lawson in audio so after I saw your post I pre order the audio 😁 2y
wanderinglynn @CaroPi 👍🏻🎉 2y
tracey38 I am also reading Beach Read. Hoping to finish today! 2y
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Nearly 1/2 through the book and I‘m bored. Beryl Markham was a fascinating woman, grew up in what is now known as Kenya and best known as first person (not first woman, first person) to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic from Britain to North America. But in reading this book, I‘m finding her bland and boring. That may be because this book is most tell and little show. Not sure I want to finish it.

rockpools That‘s disappointing. I‘ve heard good things about Beryl Markham‘s own book: 2y
TrishB I enjoyed both the books about Markham. 2y
wanderinglynn @rockpools yes, I want to read that one too. 2y
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zezeki That's disappointing to hear. I bought this recently but still have to find time to read it. 2y
eeclayton I read this book last summer and had similar feelings. West with the Night is supposed to be much more inspiring, but I haven't read that one yet (it's on my TBR though). 2y
Reecaspieces I tried to read it years ago and I did not finish it either. Too many good books out there to waste time on one that does t worm for you. 2y
wanderinglynn @zezeki some people really liked it. Historical fiction just really isn‘t my genre 2y
wanderinglynn @eeclayton yes, I think I‘m going to read her book instead. 👍🏻 2y
wanderinglynn @Reecaspieces 👍🏻 so true. 2y
Blaire That‘s too bad. I really liked The Paris wife. (I think that‘s the same author). 2y
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GinaKButler
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My #bookspinbingo
Right now I‘m reading East of Eden (for my IRL book club) and Listening to The Guest List. I also have to finish The Witches for my book club this month.
My #bookspin is Circling The Sun and my #doublespin is Belong to Me.
Looking forward to a great reading month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Looks fantastic!!! 2y
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TheSpineView
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#ThoughtfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon

🔹️ I have never had an unusual job. The closest thing has been working at a barn helping feed and muck stalls.
🔹️ The long summer days.🌞

Vansa How's this book? I love her other books. 2y
TheSpineView @Vansa I received it last year and still have not read it!! 😂 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
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#FlyHighJuly Beryl Markham was #FlyingHigh as the first person to fly solo, non-stop from England to North America.
@Eggs

Eggs Great pick 👏🏻📚🤗 2y
Jaimelire Loved this book! 2y
CoffeeNBooks @Jaimelire It was a really great book! 2y
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wanderinglynn
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#acrossApril April 26: chair on the cover

When you read mostly sci-fi & fantasy, it‘s hard to find a book with a chair on the cover.

Eggs 👏🏻💗😂👏🏻 2y
Kenyazero Surprisingly hard! 2y
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Kaylark

“We can only go to the limits of ourselves-I‘ve learned that if nothing else. Anything more and we give too much away. Then we‘re not good for anyone.”

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Paula McLain's writing is always so lyrical & beautiful. This is a slow burn read that inches its way into your soul. All of the characters are unapologetically imperfect. There were things I definitely did not like about Beryl as a person, but I was still very interested in her journey and invested in her accomplishments. The story is entertaining from start to finish, capturing both the highs and lows of Beryl Markham's life & career.

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Another hour added to my total (for 14 hours) in #24b42020. Unfortunately, this book isn‘t my cup of tea so I‘m switching to a different audiobook.

Also, Bookly is great for tracking my reading.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It wasn‘t mine either!! 3y
dylanisreading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The voice actor who narrates the audio is fantastic, but something about the writing style—possibly too much telling instead of showing—isn‘t immersive enough for me. Also, I kept thinking about apartheid. 😬 3y
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Kaylark

I had the pure sense that I couldn‘t ever truly lose the past, or forget what any of it had meant.

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IuliaC
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Exploring Kenya at the beginning of the 20th century, under the sun, through this wonderful story

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ReadandDrinkCoffee

Good book. Great story about a really interesting women!

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In my opinion, the main character of this book is a bit of a #mardybum — she complains a whole lot! Though, I didn‘t finish this one so maybe she gets better #ayupaugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! I couldn‘t stand her!! 3y
wideeyedreader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me either, as you can see! 3y
Cinfhen I heard this is a good book but now I‘m not so sure🤷‍♀️ 3y
wideeyedreader @Cinfhen I didn‘t like it, but that‘s just me! 3y
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agrondin44

Loved every minute of it. Makes you feel like you want to move to Kenya and gives you some guts to follow through with what you really believe in life.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#WanderingJune #FlyAway This is a story about Beryl Markham, the pioneering aviator in the early 1900s.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Well chosen! ✈️ 3y
Cinfhen I was originally thinking about this book #GreatMinds 3y
LRSmith I love her memoir—as fascinating for what she leaves out as for what she includes.... 3y
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CoffeeNBooks @LRSmith I enjoyed this book. I heard that West in the Night is really good and tells more of her story, but I haven't read it yet 3y
LRSmith @CoffeeNBooks Hemingway (jerk though he was) expressed admiration for Markham‘s writing. It really is beautifully done. 3y
Jaimelire I enjoyed this book. 3y
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rsteve388

I havent actually started thia book yet. But it is yhe next on the list.

Walked 8.00 miles Today and 6.5 yesterday.

I totally forgot about the weekly check in woops.

Volunteered at a fundraising event and worked my ass off. So.tired will update later #BFC19 #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Sounds like a great day! 3y
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A few weeks ago I went to visit my parents in Florida. While there I got to speaking with Beverly, a friend of my mom, who also enjoys reading. She told me Paula McLain is one of her favorite authors & she particularly liked Circling The Sun. And today a copy arrived from Beverly!! #SurpriseBookMail ❤️What a sweet and lovely gesture!!!! Totally brightened my day 😊🌞🌻

KarouBlue Loved this book! 3y
Cathythoughts People can be so kind ♥️👍🏻 3y
KarenUK That‘s lovely! I‘ve read two of hers, but not this one..... 💕 3y
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Mollyanna What a wonderful lady! How thoughtful of Beverly. I‘ll have to check out the book. 3y
squirrelbrain What a lovely thought! ❤️ 3y
Bklover Hi there! I‘ve been off the grid for a while and am just catching up with everyone. How‘s your husband feeling?? Sounds like you‘ve been through a scary time. Send you a very late but heartfelt hug!! 💕💕💕💕 3y
TrishB Really enjoyed this one 👍🏻 3y
Hooked_on_books This one wasn‘t what I expected, but I enjoyed it. 3y
Megabooks How nice! I have this from BOTM but haven‘t read it. 3y
Cinfhen Maybe we can buddy read @Megabooks since GOLD FAME CITRUS was a bust and you didn‘t love Monkey God as much as I did!!!! 3y
Cinfhen Hi @Bklover I‘m hanging in there!! Hubby went from maybe I‘m getting a sinus infection to a full blown flesh eating virus 🥵it was/is literally insane and a nightmare. He‘s improving but it‘s slow going and I‘m mentally and physically exhausted. Thanks for the hugs ~ MUCH APPRECIATED 😘😘 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen That would be fun! I think part of the reason I didn‘t like Monkey God was that I did it as an audiobook. Definitely the wrong format!! For the buddy read maybe sometime in July or August?? 3y
Cinfhen I‘m thinking September @Megabooks because I‘m meant to travel much of July & August and I‘d rather not bring extra book weight with me😉 3y
Megabooks And dear, I‘m so sorry about the hubs!! How terrible!!! I will pray that his healing is as quick and uneventful as possible! 🤗🤗🤗 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen Good with me!! I hope your husband is healthy to travel if he‘s coming! 💙💙 Enjoy your trips 😁✈️ 3y
Cinfhen Well we‘ve canceled our trip to Amsterdam on Monday @Megabooks 😣and hoping but not certain we‘ll be able to go to Sweden July 7😫 praying he can travel to states July 15!!! 🙏🏻we have smaller trips planned once we get to US so we will see 🤞🏼🤞🏼 3y
Cinfhen And airlines and hotels are ASSHOLES!!! Im literally fighting with them about receiving a credit not even a refund!!! @Megabooks 🤬🤬🤬 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen Definitely 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 and 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 for you!! 3y
Cinfhen Thank you @Megabooks 😘😘😘 Hows Mom & dad feeling???? (edited) 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I think mom and I are wearing dad out! Mom is doing better and in less pain. She‘s been getting out with friends, which is great but is still having trouble driving. I‘ve been depending on dad to go to some out of town doctor‘s appointments. So he‘s a shuttle service!! Overall we‘re pretty good though. Hopefully they‘ll figure out my mystery vomiting at my endoscopy Monday! 3y
Cinfhen Oh God! Take care of yourself, Meg @Megabooks 3y
Bklover Good grief! This sounds terrifying! And I‘m so sorry this messes with all your travel plans. I‘m sure you‘re taking wonderful care of him- make sure to take care of you too! 😘😘 3y
Cinfhen It‘s been hell @Bklover but today, Thank G-D has been a good day 💜 3y
Reviewsbylola Fantastic book! 3y
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Bookish.Leftist.Auntie
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Pickpick

What a fascinating woman Beryl Markham was! I look forward to reading her biography. She dared to carve out her own life at a time when she was given a quite narrow definition of what a woman's life is. Overall, this is a pick, with few reservations. I would've preferred less attention on her love life, but I suppose that was a large portion of her life and needed to understand her choices.

HeathHof Loved this one!💕 3y
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Kaylark
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“Sometimes when you're hurting, it helps to throw yourself at something that will take your weight.”

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Kaylark
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This looks so good! I can‘t wait to read it!

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mountainsandlace
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A couple of books from my tbr shelf with noticeable #sky .
#showusyourcover

Kaye Perfect and both very pretty sky books. I‘ve read the first but not the second. 4y
LeahBergen The Corfu Trilogy!! 😍😍 4y
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R.L.Walker
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I was excited to read about a female aviator since my husband is a pilot. However, there was little in this book related to planes or flying. At best it was a bad romance novel that taught me a bit about bush life in Africa.

smilingshelves You should read Beryl's autobiography! It was so much better, and talked a lot more about flying. 4y
R.L.Walker @smilingshelves thank you! I've read The Aviator's Wife which was better. I will add this one. It sounds like she had an interesting life, sadly Circling the Sun gave me a negative impression of Beryl. Perhaps this book will help redeem her character. She had great accomplishments, it is sad not to know more about those. 4y
Kaye I thought parts of the book were ok, but I‘m with you. Leave out the Romance stuff. Ruins a perfectly good book. 4y
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Kristy_K
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Mehso-so

My iffy feeling about this book is slightly my fault. I thought it would deal a lot more with Markham‘s aviation achievements than with her personal relationships when in reality this book is heavily focused on Markham‘s romantic relationships. It was decent for what it was, but if you‘re like me and want a historical fiction about a pioneering female aviator then I suggest The Aviator‘s Wife about Anne Morrow.
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#historicalfiction

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t care for this one at all... 4y
Kristy_K @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It really dragged in parts for me and I kept waiting for her to fly when that ended up being about a chapter out of the book. 4y
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