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The Book of Longings
The Book of Longings | Sue Monk Kidd
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Buechersuechtling
Das Buch Ana: Roman | Sue Monk Kidd
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Pickpick

I‘m surprisingly impressed of this (audio)book even though I thought it dragged in some places. Additionally, I sometimes thought there‘s too few Jesus in it. (I now see why.)

But, you know, I am not very religious but I‘m thinking of occupying myself with that newly published Bible edition in Germany (🇩🇪 „Basisbibel“). It‘s written in contemporary language so that it hopefully is being more reading than text work.

Interesting. Recommend.

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Buechersuechtling
Das Buch Ana: Roman | Sue Monk Kidd
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It‘s #Two4Tuesday-time. @TheSpineView
Thanks for tagging me @RamsFan1963 even though you didn‘t see much of me those past weeks.

1️⃣ I needed to look at that up but I indeed already bailed on four books this year funny event I already have forgotten about all of them.

2️⃣ Yeah. 🙄 I would love to get rid of glancing at how many pages are left every time that I read an e-book.

Want to join❓👇🏼

TheSpineView Never too late to play! 💙📘 1y
AmyG Thanks for the tag! 1y
RamsFan1963 @Buechersuechtling Well, even if I don't see you around as often as usual, you're in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you're doing well and we'll see you back regularly soon. 1y
Buechersuechtling @RamsFan1963 🤗 My dear friend. Thank you. Life is still not as it was before. Which I‘m sure it never will be. But it‘s really shocking how teachers, school, university and society in large parts fail in “teaching” you or giving you advice or use- and helpful information on life lessons. It‘s like even consoling is something most people are incapable of. But I feel like I‘m slowly settling in my new life. I‘m reading again, a good thing. 🧡 1y
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Buechersuechtling
Das Buch Ana: Roman | Sue Monk Kidd
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Posting this #ThisOrThat #WouldYouRather by @DarkMina under my current audiobook. Thanks @RamsFan1963 for the tag – even if I am indecisive on the last question.

“My name is Ana, I was the wife of Jesus of Nazareth” – that‘s how the new novel by Sue Monk Kidd begins. It‘s the fictional life story of Ana, the companion of Jesus.

And it exactly that made me check this audiobook out. Only 30 minutes left but it was good entertainment so far.

DarkMina Thanks for playing! 1y
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PedanticPastorMartha
Pickpick

Imaginative telling of the story of Jesus‘ wife—not in the Dan Brown mold, but carefully placed in the political and religious matrix of the day. Ana is a compelling character. I wish there was a rating between so-so and pick, however—I enjoyed it, Kidd is a good writer, etc—but pick, to me, should be reserved for the very best books. More than so-so, but not a pick.

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Library holds came available, guess I have more reading to do!

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Reviewsbylola
The Book of Longings | Sue Monk Kidd
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Got home from a summer at the lake and now I have two new #botm picks to find space for.

Megabooks Hope you had a great summer! 2y
Reviewsbylola It was wonderful. Back to the grind now I guess? Things are feeling a little weird rn with back to school + pandemic. We start virtual learning in two weeks. 🙏🏻 @Megabooks 2y
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Floresj
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Mehso-so

A book chronicling the fictional wife of Jesus. Impressively, Jesus is actually a supporting character to Ana and her life story. Dialogue was forced, historical anecdotes were interesting, and I do enjoy a strong female lead....but this missed a mark for me.

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LyndyG
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Mehso-so

Ok, so I loved the idea of this book, and it definitely kept me reading. But I found Ana and Jesus...well, boring. This is the first book I‘ve read by Sue Monk Kids 😬, and cant wait to read more by her. Unfortunately, this didn‘t quite land for me.

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mcbeth528
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It may have only lasted 10 minutes, but I loved every second of reading poolside today.

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InkintheMargins
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐
It was very strange to read a novel portraying Jesus as a married man, but it worked. The strength of the women alone makes this a worthwhile read. The story has a modern twist in its handling of the desires, struggles, and triumphs that the characters face. She brings biblical characters to life while still creating intrigue around such well-known figures and stories. If Jesus had a wife, I'd like to think she was someone like Kidd's, Ana.

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Alexandra1
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We women harbor our intimacies on locked places in our bodies. They are ours to relinquish when we choose.

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perfectsinner
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Pickpick

Please, do not let the fact it's got Jesus in it deter you from at least trying this out. It's a phenomenal book... Ms. Kidd brings new breath into not only Jesus, but Ana, his wife. She (Ana) is a voice. She refuses to be silent. She ensures she, and her words, live on after Jesus' death. She's a force to be reckoned with.
This is one of my highest rated books of the year, and I'll be recommending it a lot.

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Melwilk
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Pickpick

This one was so good, even better than I expected. I love it when a book lives up to the hype. This book tells the story of Ana, who is a spirited and intelligent woman who lives to write stories, and who also happens to be the wife of a very human version of Jesus. I love stories like this that explore the lives of women from history. So often, those stories have been marginalized and forgotten altogether. Ana‘s story is fascinating and told well

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Rachel.Rencher
The Book of Longings | Sue Monk Kidd
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Pickpick

I absolutely adored this book. I almost didn't get it, but I'm so glad I did. It was heartwarming and I loved to think that Jesus had a wife that he called "Little Thunder" as a way to show that he accepted and loved her inner rumbling.

Ana reminded me a lot of myself. She was feisty, strong, and smart. It was refreshing to read true feminist main characters. Highly recommend this one. ❤

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BookNightOwl
The Book of Longings | Sue Monk Kidd
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Pickpick

This book was fantastic! While the story of Jesus is told through the eyes of his wife Anna. I love the whole back story of her life and what she had to go through in that life. Wonderful woven story of life, love and friendship.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
The Book of Longings | Sue Monk Kidd
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My Book of the Month Picks got here yesterday! Looking forward to drinking 🍷with this one.
#bookofthemonth
#its5oclocksomewhere
#happyhour #neverendingtbr#botm

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Rachel.Rencher
The Book of Longings | Sue Monk Kidd
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Good morning! I woke up to find my Book of the Month box on the porch, and I'm really excited about this month's choices. I have been in such a ridiculously awful reading slump lately, and I'm hoping a YA & a thriller might pull me out of that.

Featuring a lemon donut and Pike Place roast 😋

sharread Awesome picks, I have the Knockout Queen on it's way! 👍🌺🌹 2y
Rachel.Rencher @sharread That's the one I'm reading first! 👏 2y
Librariana I ordered The Book of Longings from my local indie, but it'll be a couple of days before I can pick it up 😊 Hope you enjoy all three of these and that The Knockout Queen helps get you out of your slump! 2y
Suet624 Great books and I really want a donut right now. 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
The Book of Longings | Sue Monk Kidd
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Shhhh ... don‘t tell Mr. B ... I spent money on books ...

Finally got this unboxed. Are you leaving things untouched for a few days because of the virus too? I‘m excited for my BFF status and the new tote, which I will make good use of once I start working again! I‘m anxious to read this book as well. #bookhaul #botmbff #botm

Velvetfur That bag looks lovely! What does it say on the front? 💙 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Velvetfur It says Book Pocket. The other side says Book of the Month. 2y
Librariana My husband is my link to the outside world, so he kindly disinfects groceries for us and I wait before putting them away 😊 Other than that, I haven't thought about leaving the books out for a couple of days... But since I just got a package from one of my local indies today, I may give that suggestion a try 💜 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librariana It‘s hard to patient. But I‘d rather be safe. Everybody does what works for them ... as long as we don‘t harm each other, right? 2y
Velvetfur @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love the 'book pocket'! 😁 2y
Librariana @BarbaraTheBibliophage - Oh, absolutely! I'm glad you shared your process because I was genuinely thinking about it the other day and didn't know what I should do. I think it's a worthwhile thing to do to be safe 😊 2y
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Hollie
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Sophie apparently does not want me to read my new #BOTM book, which just came in. In a moment of “treat yo self” I also got The Knockout Queen and The Boyfriend Project. What did you get?

JoScho Such a beautiful cat 🖤 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife I have an arc of The Boyfriend Project, so I went with A Good Marriage. 2y
Hollie @The_Heeler_Booklife I got my mom 3 months of BOTM for Mother‘s Day and she chose that one, so I‘ll borrow it from her 🥰 2y
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Hollie Thank you @JoScho 😻 2y
ValerieAndBooks Sophie with her eyes definitely open 💖!! I got this one too plus a couple add-ons 👍 2y
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks I really enjoyed this book. I hope you do, too! 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Book mail on this gorgeous day 🌞 !! #botm

JamieArc I picked up The Book of Longings this week. Excited to read it! 2y
Bookworm54 I loved world war z ☺️ 2y
CocoReads I need to get the book if longings. It‘s our book group pick for September. 2y
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ValerieAndBooks @JamieArc I‘m looking forward to reading it, too! But I want to try catching up on earlier BOTM books first 😏 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Bookworm54 I saw the movie a few years ago and as a result always wanted to read this. When I discovered this was an older BOTM release, just had to add it on! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @CocoReads It looks like it would provide a lot of interesting discussions! 2y
Bookworm54 @ValerieAndBooks it is nothing like the film, but is an excellent read, so I hope you still enjoy it anyway :) 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Bookworm54 a case of the book being better than the movie ? 2y
Bookworm54 I liked it more just because I like the interview style he uses. But it‘s a case of them being so different that they aren‘t really comparable 🤣 I do like the film though :) 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
The Book of Longings | Sue Monk Kidd
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I received my #BOTM today. That was quick as I ordered it on Wednesday. Is anyone else doing the bookclub with Sue Monk Kidd for this book?

Sace Wow! That's really quick! 2y
TheLibrarian That was quick! Mine shipped Wednesday too and hasn‘t really moved anywhere. It‘s depressing because I only live a few hours from where my package is shipped from. 2y
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The_Heeler_Booklife That‘s quick! Mine just shipped Wednesday. 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @TheLibrarian I am sorry. I actually just rejoined BOTM last month as I had a problem with shipping. I hope it arrives soon. @The_Heeler_Booklife I hope that it arrives soon. 2y
TheLibrarian @Graciouswarriorprincess My package arrived today which was very unexpected. It really moved over night! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @TheLibrarian Wonderful! Happy reading!📚 2y
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sharread
The Book of Longings | Sue Monk Kidd
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This is a beautiful story about a women living during the time of Jesus. The historical detail is amazing and the storyline pulled me in with rich thoughtful words. The main character Ana is strong willed and feisty which made for an interesting tale. You follow her life in this story beginning from twelve years old. 5 stars, loved it.

#review #book #fictionbooks

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erank58
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After two months of skipping, I'm so happy to fill my #botm box this month! I've heard some great things about Kidd's new one from a pretty diverse pool of reviewers I follow (some who are self-acclaimed devout Christians, as well as some who have other faith affiliations/no faith affiliation), so I'm expecting big things! Also saw some great reviews for The Paris Hours and I've been dying to get a new thriller in my hands 🤗