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An Unkindness of Ghosts
An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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CaliforniaCay
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After reading the Binti trilogy I was craving another space adventure with black characters. This one hit the spot but it is completey different from Binti. I loved how original this story and the characters were. I've never met anyone like Aster before and I found her so strange but relatable in some ways. Very unique, engaging story. I want to read everything by Rivers Solomon now!

Butterfinger I really enjoyed this book. 1mo
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Chili
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DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
TheSpineView Awesome 1mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Check out this book source: https://sistahscifi.com/
Thanks @bthegood for putting this on my radar! @Chelleo I have a feeling my#Blitsy wishlist will be because of this new bookstore!

Chelleo Yasss! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 4mo
bthegood thx for resposting and thx to @SW-T for original post 😀 4mo
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Tonton
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A generation spaceship, the Matilda, is a recreation of plantation slavery. The lower the decks, the darker your skin, and how you work for a living. Heroine is learning to be a healer while finding out how and why her mother disappeared. Which is the catalyst for a revolution 🔥of sorts. Stubbornness, smarts, hope, and searing sense of injustice for a revelation!

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CrowvanHalen
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Read this after my dad finished up. I'm sorry it took so long to finish. I loved it! It was a really good book and I'm glad I asked to read it. I'm usually pretty iffy on sci-fi but it seemed way too good to pass up.

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Pedrocamacho
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I really enjoyed this book. It has mystery. It has an interesting sci-fi premise. And it has cultural relevance. It really packs a punch.

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NikkiCureton
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New audio book. Interesting concept, hopefully it‘s good!

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jessinikkip
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@Bookish_AF @Dragonfairykats @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Picked this up out of the mailbox today and opened it. I am so excited to get reading. My son @CrowvanHalen goes "is that a gift? It looks cool, can I read it first?" Like, boy, I waited since like January 2020 for this thing NO DANGIT

Scochrane26 😂😂 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great! #ParentingWin! I love that he thought it looked cool! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And I‘m so glad it got there safely and you finally get to read it! 8mo
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jessinikkip @Riveted_Reader_Melissa He knows I have a TBR through the roof so sometimes I'll let him read books first if Im backed up. I had to explain like "you dont understand, im pretty sure we started this in like october of 2019 and COVID happened." 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jessinikkip That is exactly what happened! And you‘ve been waiting for over a year! LOL 8mo
jessinikkip I agreed I would check, so @Bookish_AF is it allright with you if he reads and writes as well after me? If not I will find him a copy of his own but I wanted to check 8mo
Bookish_AF Hey there! That‘s totally fine with me! Will be fun to get an extra voice and I hope you guys like it! 8mo
jessinikkip @Bookish_AF Thanks!! I'm on page 100 or so. I cant put it down. Im addicted now. 📗📘📙📓📔📕📒📚📖 8mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I was not ready for this one to end....and that, in and of itself, tells you a lot about a story. I can definitely see the comparisons to Octavia Butler, and reading it while reading Caste by Isabel Wilkerson and watching the Chauvin Trial, the allusions to slavery and hierarchy in authoritarian societies was very obvious to me. So although it was a dark tale, it was powerful, and I loved the way Solomon articulated thought processes, ⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ even difficult ones in such beautiful imagery. The internal workings of these characters with all their unique flaws made this a great character book to read about the horrors of unjust societies. But seriously, what happened next....wait, no, don‘t tell me 😬 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa #BookSpin / #DoubleBookSpin from last month - March (sorry, a bit behind here) @TheAromaofBooks 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
Readergrrl I just bought this book and I can‘t wait to read it!! 8mo
saresmoore Great review! I really liked this one. 8mo
Bookzombie Yes, great review! I really liked this one. 8mo
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broughtyoubooks
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An amazing audiobook, and amazing characters and a lot of heavier content. It lulled in places, feeling overly packed sometimes, but I do think that also contributes well to the character of Astra.

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wanderinglynn
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Mehso-so

I finished my January #bookspin book yesterday, but I‘ve struggled with how to rate it.

I finally settled on so-so, 3 stars. My complete review is on GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2438060322

Now onto my #doublespin book—Star Daughter!

Crazeedi Great! And welcome Lynn! It's so funny I have an envelope I just wrote your address on, to send you a card! 🥰 11mo
bnp Interesting and thoughtful review. I bailed on this one a couple of years ago, but didn't take time to figure out what I disliked, other than that I wasn't emotionally engaged. 11mo
wanderinglynn @Crazeedi I don‘t know why I didn‘t join #litsylove ages ago. Half the people I write are also on #litsylove. 😆 11mo
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TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it's worse to read a book that has a lot of potential that just didn't come together than it is to read a book that's just plain garbage all the way haha I also feel like some debuts get edited better than others?? Sometimes it just feels like the author needed an editor is someone to say, “Hey, I have no idea why these people are here & it makes the whole story feel unbalanced.“ 11mo
wanderinglynn Thanks @bnp ☺️ 11mo
wanderinglynn @TheAromaofBooks agree. That‘s why I think it‘s important to have beta readers who will give honest feedback. 11mo
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wanderinglynn
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#wondrouswednesday

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 😘

1. Tagged

2. Julia Quinn‘s Bridgerton books

3. Beach Lawyer, Geek Abroad, Magical Midlife Madness, Reading Like A Writer, I‘m Tired and I Need a Nap

Eggs Ahhh love your # 3 book titles📚👏🏻📚💗 11mo
TheSpineView You're welcome! 11mo
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wanderinglynn
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#motivationalmonday

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 😘

1. Mentally prepare for Winter Fit Camp which starts next week. 😆

2. I finished my first jigsaw puzzle of the new year, Reader‘s Paradise that @Chrissyreadit gifted me ❤️ Super fun puzzle.

TheSpineView You're welcome! 11mo
Chrissyreadit Yay! I‘m glad you liked it! 11mo
Cupcake12 @wanderinglynn Good luck for the Winter Fit Camp. I love doing puzzles too! My daughter and I have just finished a 1000 piece marvel puzzle. Thanks for playing x 11mo
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wanderinglynn
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#sundayfunday

1. Tagged
2. I devoured more books, but I think that was primarily because I finally got into audiobooks and not necessarily because of the insanity that is the year-that-shall-not-be-named.
3. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I don‘t think I‘ve added any yet. I‘m focused on reading the many stacks of unread books I already have.

ozma.of.oz Rivers Solomon is an excellent way to start the new year! Thank you for sharing! 11mo
tracymcbee The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 11mo
wanderinglynn @tracymcbee I‘m sorry but I don‘t understand your comment. Are you recommending that book? 11mo
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wanderinglynn
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My January #bookspin (tagged) and #doublespin books.

Bookspin has definitely helped me cull down my stacks of TBRs. And I did not buy a lot of books in the last quarter of 2020. The only books I got were through my 2 subscription boxes, swaps, & gifts.

So here‘s to getting back on track with #bookspin and further reducing my TBR stacks. 🎉 And my January #BFC21 goal of getting a #bookspin bingo.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
cozypunk *only* 🤣 😜 Both those bookspins look fantastic. 11mo
Kdchase Two books I really want to read! 11mo
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Bookzombie
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#12Booksof2020 Day 1 on Day 2

I read this in January thanks to @Bookish_AF and have thought about it often. I need to go back and pick up faer other book, The Deep. I‘m also looking forward to faer next book, Sorrowland.

@Andrew65 I will be more timely with the rest! Thank you for a great idea!

Andrew65 Not a problem. Thanks for posting. 😊 11mo
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MeganAnn
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Thank you @Karisa for this amazing #hauntedhollowswap! 🖤 You get me! 😍 You managed to choose three books off my immense TBR that I‘ve been most dying to read. This scarf is beautiful! I don‘t have one in these colors yet and I can‘t wait to wear it. And of course some delicious candies and pumpkin spice pretzels. They will be perfect to snack on this weekend. Thank you for everything. I can‘t think of a more perfect swap package for me. 🖤🎃👻

wanderinglynn Great box! And Good Omens is one of my faves. 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 13mo
Karisa Hurray! So glad you like it. 🥳🎃🎉 13mo
Gissy Pumpkin spice pretzels 😋First I heard of them but I guess they are delicious! 🤗 13mo
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GreenGrl87
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I wanted to like this book. I liked aspects of it. The overall premise was intriguing and very promising (a slave ship set in the stars). But there were a lot of parts that just left me feeling pretty unmoved. Parts that seemed like they should‘ve been important or emotionally evocative but mostly just fell flat, unrelatable characters with few redeeming qualities and when the ending came and I was just like ‘what?‘

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Samary
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The audiobook was very good, narrator did a great job w her characterizations!

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IhoardBOOKS
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Rating this story is hard. This book is hard. There is so much violence and awful things happening and yet I couldn‘t look away from it all. Aster is a fascinating character but the narrative is tough and the ending just really left me feeling hanging. I‘d be careful in who I recommend this book to, personally.
I did this as an audio, I‘m not sure if I‘d been reading it in book format on my own I‘d have been able to finish it.

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CoffeeK8
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I don‘t know how to begin to describe how wonderful this book is! It‘s the story of Aster a woman trapped on a spaceship but it‘s so much more. It‘s a story of LGBTQIA+ rights, social justice and how you define family.

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Michellesibs
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This is a scifi which explores sexuality, gender indentity and slavery in space. The world building in this is fab, everything was so vivid which wasn't the best as theres some truly disturbing scenes in these pages.
Full disclosure, im not an own voices reader of this book and while I enjoyed this i know a ton of stuff went over my head, having just read some spoiler reviews from own voices im blown away with their insight.

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Caffeinated_Reader
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#94 of my year. Ordered both of these from MahoganyBooks and I‘m going to read Keep It 100, one affirmation a day for 100 days, and while I‘m doing that I will be reading An Unkindness! I‘m listening to Somebody by Hurts 💁🏻‍♀️

Caffeinated_Reader 😭😭😭😭😭 that ending. This story was so good. It was full of humor and complicated characters and terrible situations. It was full of characters you couldn‘t help but love. Giselle was one of my top favorite. My heart broke for her because she was so broken but she tried. She was exactly who she needed to be. And I love her. Aster was so literal and smart. I‘m so happy the girls in her bunk had her. I definitely recommend this book. 1y
Caffeinated_Reader ‼️‼️‼️Update on Keep It 100~ I bailed on it. It‘s not my cup o tea. I don‘t feel inspired by it or even compelled to read it further. Life is too short to waist on books that are just meh 💁🏻‍♀️ 1y
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kgriffith
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I do love a good play on words.

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Kenyazero
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I‘m excited to share that my second book infographic is finished and up on Instagram! I‘d share all 5 pieces here if I could stack pages! You can check out the whole thing on Instagram, name PopCultureLiterary! #bookinfographic #bookgraphic #scifi #bookstagram

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Kenyazero
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I enjoyed this book, but it's more dystopian than I typically enjoy. The world-ship & society are vividly portrayed, & characters are interesting. It's not an easy read, set in a space society where black slavery is alive and well. I enjoyed having a neuro-atypical protagonist & LGBTQ+ characters. Warnings for suicide, rape, abuse, mental illness, and others. #lgbtqauthors #lgbtq #scifi #queerbook #pocauthors #bipoc

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Kenyazero
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#sundayfunday
1. Both are delightful!
2. I don't usually note the reader, but Krhistine Hvam (who reads Daughter of Smoke and Bone) and Steve West (who reads Strange the Dreamer) do such a good job that I took the time to look them up.
3. Tagged! I'm a little over half way through this one.
@ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Oh I bet Unkindness is phenomenal through audio format! Thanks for sharing! 1y
Kenyazero @ozma.of.oz The audio is excellent! 1y
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tholmz
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Definitely not my go to genre but absolutely was enthralled by this story.

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mdemanatee
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Ok. This was as amazing as everyone said it was when it came out. I can‘t wait to read more from this author.

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mdemanatee
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I‘m in the middle of moving to a one bedroom down the hall from my studio. With it comes natural light and the hope I can continue to build some reading and me time in to my mornings before work. (I‘m a very naturally tired person and not having much natural light in the old place meant I slept as much as possible. We‘ll see how this goes.)

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Best wishes in the new apartment! 1y
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Butterfinger
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11 books had LGBTQIA+ characters.
Of those, 5 would be considered "own voice." 2 memoirs - Will Schwalbe and George Takei, but both had to deal with families, not solely on themselves.
Favorite is a tie between The End of Your Life Book Club and An Unkindness of Ghosts (sci-fi).
Shout Out to Cassandra Clare who has many characters who are very important to the plot - not filling space. Love Magnus/Alex

@ChasingOm @Emilymdxn #IntegrateYourShelf

Emilymdxn I want to read the tagged book so badly! 1y
ChasingOm It‘s been on my TBR for longer than a hot minute too! 😂 1y
Butterfinger @Emilymdxn @ChasingOm such a great book. 1y
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Kenyazero
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For #pridemonth2020, I'm highlighting 30 openly LGBTQ+ authors. Rivers Solomon is an award winning American author and has a new novel coming out in 2021. Their work has earned received the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses' Firecracker Award in Fiction. #lgbtqvoices #lgbtqauthors #blackauthors #pocauthors #blackvoices

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Butterfinger
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This book has so much...
*A neurodiverse character who identifies as a genderqueer
*A doctor who identifies as transgender
*A generational ship that is divided by race and each race has certain jobs/shifts
*Dictator who plays god - leads topdeckers into dehumanizing and degrading the bottom deckers
*A rebellion

And it was BRILLIANT!

"All she wished for was perfunctory respect paid to the fact that she was, indeed, alive."

#BLMReadingList

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Butterfinger
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1. Find the quiz on @Eggs post. I got water. Flexible and creative (true - except when I had to teach during quarantine).

2. It was a Corrie Belle Hollister book - the first book I bought with my first paycheck at 16. I can't remember the title or author, but I can still remember the MC's name. LOL.

3. Tagged and I can't wait to start. PRIDE and AntiRacist.

#WondrousWednesday @Desha @magyklyXdelish do you want to play?

Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗 💦📚 1y
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ShyBookOwl
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I really enjoyed the worldbuilding in this one! Issues of race, class, gender/sexuality... but in space. Yes, please! #blackvoices A great one for LGBTQ+ voices too.

@ceci_reads @Enchanted_Bibliophile wanna join in? 😊

cleoh I‘ve been wanting to read this one! I read The Deep earlier this year and was blown away 1y
ShyBookOwl Definitely check it out. I love love love The Deep. I read it right after this one and was so moved 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Anything by NK Jemisin. She's an amazing scifi/fantasy author 1y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks for the tag 😉 1y
ShyBookOwl @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego oh that's been in my kindle library for so long! Still gotta get to it 1y
ChasingOm This one is on my TBR! 1y
ShyBookOwl @Enchanted_Bibliophile you're welcome 😊 1y
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ShyBookOwl
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Slowly working through this 1000-piece space-themed puzzle, with space-themed audiobooks... of course 😌 most recently, An Unkindness of Ghosts. So different and so good. I can see why it won awards.

Meaw_catlady What a lovely puzzle! 2y
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ShyBookOwl
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Aster removed two scalpels from her med kit to soak in a solution of disinfectant. #firstlinefridays

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Texreader
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A new list is out. Pictured are a couple of the many recommendations in the article.

https://lithub.com/our-personalized-quarantine-book-recommendations-round-6/

Kimzey Great! I‘ll check out the whole series of recommendations! Thanks! 2y
Crazeedi Thanks, just what I need, more books I want to read, lol😉 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I‘m a bit behind with my mail, but I wanted to let you know my #LMPBC pick has arrived!

 @whippoorwill815 @jessinikkip @Dragonfairykats

Dragonfairykats Awesome! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I sent you all an email today. Let me know if you didn‘t receive it or if your email address has changed from last year. @jessinikkip @Bookish_AF @Dragonfairykats 8mo
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Bookzombie
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Thank you so much for doing this #newyearwhodis giveaway! @monalyisha

I‘m so happy I joined in this year. Like @whippoorwill815 , I think that we were perfectly matched. I read 3 books in January and enjoyed them all. I tagged the one I think is my favorite. I‘m planning to get to the rest of her books this year. 🤞🏻

Bookzombie I have only read two from the lists above. #3 on @aeeklund ‘s list and #7 on @monalyisha ‘s list. 🙂 2y
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Bookzombie
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Book 3 of #newyearwhodis - The HSS Matilda left Earth 300 years ago in search of a new planet. The ship runs on slavery, with dark-skinned people on the lower decks and light-skinned people on the upper decks. Aster, a healer, lives on the lower decks and may have found a way to initiate change.
I loved this book. It‘s dark and not an easy read at all, but it is gripping. The characters are well written and diverse. Highly recommend!

Bookish_AF Yay! This was actually the most recently read book of mine that made my list. It was my pick for the current round of #LMPBC I‘m doing! I loved the characters in this one too. 2y
readordierachel Moving this up my tbr! 2y
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Cinfhen Great review/ I think I‘d like to give it a try 2y
Bookzombie @whippoorwill815 I hope everyone in your group likes it too! 2y
Bookzombie @readordierachel @Cinfhen I hope you both like it! 2y
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danibel
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Currently reading (listening)

xxjenadanxx I'm so curious about this one because the cover is stunning. 2y
danibel @xxjenadanxx I enjoyed it! 2y
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sprainedbrain
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I finished my first book from the #NewYearWhoDis list from @sebrittainclark and I really enjoyed it.

This is a very dark sci-fi set on a spaceship that has been fleeing the destroyed Earth for 300 years. Society onboard strongly resembles the antebellum south and slavery powers the ship. Not an easy read, but I loved the diverse characters and the writing is excellent. Thanks for a great rec, Sarah!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

saresmoore I loved this book! I agree it was a tough & dark read, but I appreciated how Solomon didn‘t pull any punches and didn‘t let any of their characters become clichés. 2y
sebrittainclark I'm so glad you liked it. I'm about to start The Starless Sea 2y
monalyisha I‘m glad I read your review before reading the book! It‘s been on my TBR for a *while* (largely because of the cover, I think 😳) but I don‘t think I realized how tough of a read it would be. Now I‘ll be more prepared! 2y
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LaLecture
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This is a powerful take on racism, class, gender and power and I loved how diverse it is, especially in terms of gender identity and sexual orientations. However, things felt a bit black-and-white to me when it comes to the “bad guys”, and the ending felt a bit rushed and unsatisfactory. I also had a hard time getting into the story, but that might be because I‘m not used to reading much SciFi.

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Bookzombie
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I‘m currently reading the tagged book and just picked up the other one to add to my #newyearwhodis stack.

ChasingOm UNKINDNESS has been on my TBR for a while. 2y
Bookzombie @ChasingOm I‘m really liking it so far. 2y
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sebrittainclark
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Some of my favorite 5 star reads of 2019.

Kristy_K I loved Trevor Noah‘s book as well! 2y
HOTPock3tt Red white & royal blue was also a fave for me and a 5 star read!!♥️🤗🎉 (edited) 2y
rachelsbrittain So many good ones! 2y
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Dragonfairykats
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Just started this, and I'm really enjoying it. I wasn't sure if I would, since Sci-Fi is a new genre for me. Yay for expanding horizons! 👏
#LMPBC @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @whippoorwill815 @jessinikkip

Scochrane26 I don‘t like sci-fi much either, but I have found a couple I love. 2y
Dragonfairykats @Scochrane26 I almost didn't participate in the #LMPBC since my favorite genres were full. But I'm glad I did, especially with a genre that I read less than rarely! 🤗📚 2y
Scochrane26 @Dragonfairykats it‘s good to step out of our comfort zones sometimes. I‘ve read really good books in most genres. 2y
jessinikkip Agreed @Dragonfairykats I thought that I had missed it, and then my usual genres were full. But I gave it a try and Ive loved it so far. I should have done this sooner!! 2y
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thelizflynn
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I enjoyed this story, but I didn‘t love it like I wanted to for some reason. 🧐 something was...missing? I‘m going to be mulling this over for a bit, but Aster is a great character, and the story is engrossing.

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gradcat
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#Booked2019 #Autumn #PersonOfColorMCParanormal

*The prompt is a busy one, right? Trying to cover PoC MC issues plus paranormal issues is already a lot. This book wants to stretch the circumambience even further to include mental illness, societal issues/differences (read politics), patriarchy, caste systems, and religion, all within an overarching tent of slave narrative and science fiction (again, a lot). Solomon does all of this aboard ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) a generational ship in which all passengers are confined for at least a hundred years. I think part of my problem was in listening to the audiobook—I feel that this book might be better read than heard. There is a LOT packed into this book (also including gender issues, which I forgot to list). I have to say that I believe this is an important book. It‘s just that it tries to do so much that it runs the risk of not sticking the landing. 2y
squirrelbrain Great review! 👍 2y
gradcat @squirrelbrain Thank you very much, Helen! I appreciate the compliment + I appreciate hearing from you! Miss you, woman!! 😘 2y
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squirrelbrain @gradcat 😘😘😘 Hope all is good with you! 2y
gradcat @squirrelbrain It is, and I hope the same for you & yours! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Crazeedi You're getting some reading done! Good for you!!👏😍 2y
Cinfhen Ha, YES!!! VERY BUSY prompt!!!! Great pick and wonderful review 😃 2y
gradcat @Crazeedi Yes, finally. It helps that one is on tape; I was able to listen to that one when my eyes would get bleary. I‘m really pumping it to the finish line...going to give it my all here at the end! 2y
gradcat @Cinfhen I sure hope that wasn‘t offensive! I just thought the book really matched that prompt, both on the literal level and on the content level. I think that might be the most interesting prompt that I‘ve ever seen! ♥️ 2y
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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As many former #LMPBC group mates of mine know, it‘s a bit of a tradition for me to read #LMPBC books while sitting in dealerships getting oil changes and such. Here I am again!

I also fit in additional waiting room reading yesterday during my glorious visit to the social security office. I could not document it at the time because they take away your phone at the door at that building!

This is why you don‘t go anywhere without a book.