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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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For readers of Station Eleven and Everything I Never Told You, a debut novel set on the brink of catastrophe, as a young woman chases the worlds last birdsand her own final chance for redemption. A will is a powerful thing, and mine has been called terrible. Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the oceans tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she so loves begins to disappear, Franny can no longer wander without a destination. She arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the worlds last flock of Arctic terns and follow them on their final migration. She convinces Ennis Malone, captain of the Saghani, to take her onboard, winning over his salty, eccentric crew with promises that the birds she is tracking will lead them to fish. As the Saghani fights its way south, Frannys new shipmates begin to realize that the beguiling scientist in their midst is not who she seems. Battered by night terrors, accumulating a pile of unsent letters to her husband, and dead set on following the terns at any cost, Franny is full of dark secrets. When the story of her past begins to unspool, Ennis and his crew must ask themselves what Franny is really running towardand running from. Propelled by an unreliable narrator as fierce and fragile as the terns she is following, Migrations is a shatteringly beautiful ode to the wild places and creatures now threatened. But at its heart, it is about the lengths we will go, to the very edges of the world, for the people we love.
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erinreads
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Tentative lineup to kick off #NYWD22 in January. @Karisa's list is amazing and features a lot more that I am 100% adding to my TBR. I love that we've swapped Charlotte McConaghy titles and will each be reading the other from her. Also been so intrigued by this Becky Chambers series, so I'm glad to finally get to it and hopefully make it to Karisa's actual pick, which is the 4th in the series. Great matching yet again, @monalyisha! #NewYearWhoDis

monalyisha Thank you! I loved @Karisa‘s list, too. Enjoy! 2w
Karisa 👏👏Becky Chambers is one of my all time favorite authors. I love that she‘s sci-fi but has an optimistic and expansive outlook on the future. You had books 4 on your list that I‘ve read and loved (Kindred, Cerulean Sea, Starless Sea, Court of Silver Flames)—so I knew @monalyisha had picked the right person for me! I can‘t wait to read your book picks! 2w
Karisa Oh! For the Fire Next Time, I listened to the audiobook, and it was very well done. I loved it so much I bought a hard copy of it too💗 2w
ozma.of.oz I‘ve read everything on this list except for Migrations, and you are in for some amazing reads! 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
TheKidUpstairs The Wayfarers series is so so so so good. 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This will probably be among my favourites this year. A beautiful and haunting story with a strong message about the environment; a story of a woman with secrets and her search for redemption. From Greenland to the Antarctic, the details are gorgeously described, and we learn of Franny‘s past…she is such a complex character, it makes a compelling read. The grief, loss, agony,..so heartbreaking, yet it is not without hope.

TrishB I loved this one ♥️ 4w
batsy Lovely review. It sounds so intriguing. 4w
Cathythoughts Beautiful review & picture 💫💫💫 4w
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AmyG I loved this one, too. 4w
squirrelbrain Great review - I think this will be one of my favourites this year too. 4w
Kdgordon88 Great review! Definitely one of my favorites this year as is 4w
BarbaraBB Mine too. So so good and heartbreaking 💔 4w
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This book is so beautiful. It's sort of a mystery but also a look at what the world might be like in the not so distant future with global warming and mass extinctions. I hope her next book is this good because it immediately went on my TBR.

TheLudicReader I was thinking of choosing this for my book club. 1mo
vlwelser @TheLudicReader YES! Do it! 1mo
BarbaraBB @TheLudicReader Do indeed! Happy you loved it too @vlwelser 🤍 1mo
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vlwelser
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Reading a couple of chapters of this lovely gem before work. I love working from home.

#BirthdayBash @TheAromaofBooks

IuliaC That's exactly why I love working from home too 😁👍 2mo
BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll love the book 💕 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I love this cover!!! 1mo
vlwelser @TheAromaofBooks this book is just as lovely as the cover. I haven't finished yet but it's beautiful. 1mo
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Writeme
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Wow!! Wow, wow, wow. Gorgeous, melancholy story of a young woman who is chasing the migration of the last of the Arctic terns. With the wisdom of Women Who Run With the Wolves and the epic scope of Moby Dick, and written in glorious prose. I listened to the audio book, which was soothing and intense. So good! Reading her new book, Once There Were Wolves, as well. Terrific author.

AmyG Agree!!! 2mo
Nute I just have to find a way to get to this book sooner than planned! 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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A gorgeous, but devastating book, about love and loss and what we could still lose if we don‘t take care of our environment.

I really slowed down my usual speed-reading with this one, in order to savour the beautiful writing - it‘s a long time since I‘ve done that!

Thanks so much for sending it to me @Cathythoughts 😘

AmyG I love seeing people who enjoy this beautiful book. 🙌🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts Helen I‘m thrilled you enjoyed it 😘 2mo
BarbaraBB I am so happy it worked for you too such a special and devastating read. Now on to 😉❤️ 2mo
youneverarrived Thank you for the postcard Helen 😘 I hope you get a chance to browse the bookshops when you‘re in York. So many good ones! 2mo
squirrelbrain You‘re welcome @youneverarrived ! Jury service was cancelled at the last minute so no bookshops for me this week! 😁 2mo
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MeganLindell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️• Tragic and beautiful. I loved it.

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squirrelbrain
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Up next….

I‘ve been gifted so many wonderful books recently I just can‘t decide where to start, so I made myself a lucky-dip jar, and this is the next book I picked!

Looking forward to it very much @Cathythoughts - I‘ve seen so many great reviews on here. 😘

Megabooks Enjoy! 2mo
Cathythoughts Oh great !! I hope you enjoy Helen 😘 2mo
sarahbarnes Hope you enjoy it! ❤️ 2mo
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Tamra I keep starting this one on audio, but I think this is the type of literary fiction that I need to read in print to really savor the writing. 2mo
AmyG I hope you enjoy it, too. One of my favorites. 2mo
TrishB Enjoy ❤️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Having only read a chapter or two, Tamra, I think you‘re right; it seems like it will work much better in print. Even I‘m reading it slowly and I usually speed along….😁 2mo
JamieArc I couldn‘t decide what to read next last night so I started reading three books! 🤦🏻‍♀️. At least two seem like they are going to be very good though. 2mo
squirrelbrain Ha! That‘s what I would normally do @JamieArc ….trying to read one at once for a change but it may not last long! Which are your two good ones? 2mo
JamieArc @squirrelbrain Bewilderment and Firekeeper‘s Daughter are the two I have high hopes for. 2mo
BarbaraBB I hope it‘ll be another 5⭐️ read for you! 2mo
squirrelbrain I just got Bewilderment on audio @JamieArc - that will be my final Booker and I too have high hopes for it. 2mo
JamieArc @squirrelbrain I need to read A Passage North next. That will be my 9th Booker, and Fortune Men will be the only shortlist I didn‘t get too. I usually read 6 or 7 of the nominees, so I‘m impressed with myself, especially for having said I was going to free myself from reading them this year 😂 2mo
squirrelbrain Yes, I wasn‘t intending to read them either this year @JamieArc , having not enjoyed many previously….🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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kyraleseberg
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Not really my usual but I'm breezing through this audio and enjoying it

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Mavey
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😓💙

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Mavey
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💙💙💙💙💙
Pure Perfection.

Not all those who wander are lost.

A brilliantly well-crafted masterpiece that will grip you, scare you, make you fall in love with the nature around you.
The life around you.

This tale of melancholy and heart is about Franny who follows the Arctic Terns on their last migration to Antarctica and the heartbreakingly beautiful story of her past.

Her fierce love for birds. Her strong heart. And her darling💖

AmyG Agreed. I loved this book. Now read Once There Were Wolves....it‘s just as good if not better. (edited) 2mo
Mavey @AmyG Wow, even better?! That's great to know!! Starting it today!🥰💕 2mo
Mavey @AmyG Such a wonderful story, isn't it! Creates that right kind of mystery and curiosity to keep us gripped! It's making me look at the life around me with Franny's lens of fierce love😢And that ending, though a reader could sense that particular event coming, I was wishing so bad and crying it didn't have to happen😭💙 2mo
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BookNAround Such a gorgeous book. It was my favorite of the year it came out. 2mo
AmyG Yes to all you wrote. The sense of hope at the end brought on the ugly tears. 2mo
Mavey @AmyG It did😓😭Will definitely let you know how Once There Were Wolves goes for me!❤ 2mo
Mavey @BookNAround It certainly is super special!🥰💕 Ooh, amd the Australian cover is gorgeous! 2mo
JenniferEgnor This book shattered me in a million pieces. 2mo
Mavey @JenniferEgnor It did! One of the best stories I've ever read!😭Have you read her latest? 2mo
JenniferEgnor @Mavey I haven‘t. What is it? 2mo
Mavey @JenniferEgnor It is Once There Were Wolves ! I haven't started it either. Do you recommend similar climate fiction or such heart-warmingly heartbreaking stories? 2mo
JenniferEgnor @Mavey at this point I‘ve only read on-fiction books about climate change. Migrations is the exception but I‘m looking for more books like it. 2mo
Mavey @JenniferEgnor Me too! 'Once There..' has got some glowing reviews! Any favorites from your previous reads? 💗 2mo
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#thinkpositivebepositive

Franny from Charlotte McConaghy's masterpiece, 'Migrations'

No matter what, where there is will, there definitely is a way💙

Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are so right!! 💙 2mo
Mavey @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊💪🏻💖 2mo
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TheLudicReader
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Classroom #bookhaul #3 courtesy of Teacher Appreciation at Indigo. Tagged book plus The House in the Cerulean Sea are for me.

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KimM
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Heart-wrenching story of a woman with dissociative disorder and her plan to follow her beloved birds on their yearly migration. Climate-change fiction.

For fans of Barbara Kingsolver.

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Addison_Reads
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My #BookSpinBingo from August. I read several books not on my list, but I still managed 2 Bingos.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 3mo
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TiminCalifornia
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I liked the book even without finding much likable about Franny, the story‘s main character. McConaghy did pretty well with the construction of the story which primarily is told in Franny‘s present day and interspersed with flashbacks to roughly a decade earlier when she was in her early 20s and then to 5 years previous when another traumatic event occurred, disrupting her life. Sometimes hard to keep straight, especially in #audiobook format.

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swishandflick
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Devastatingly haunting, atmospheric, and poetic. A very impactful, thought-provoking debut 🕊

WanderingBookaneer You should read her second book too. 3mo
swishandflick @WanderingBookaneer I'm almost to the top of the library waitlist! Looking forward to it, I've heard great things 👏🏽 3mo
WanderingBookaneer Migrations has an unforgettable ending, Wolves‘s is not as memorable, but no less potent. 3mo
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JenniferEgnor
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This book is so shattering, and will tear your heart strings as far as they will go. What happens in the book, is happening in real time, right now. I found myself enthralled by the deeply broken character of Franny, who wants nothing more than to die along with the world around her. This devastation in this book just keeps coming. I couldn‘t put it down.

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…maybe the world is still breathing. My broken heart swells with it, flies away with it, seeks shelter within the night, and then it is gone in a flash of light, a sounding of noise and I see myself instead, myself naked and loathsome and for a split second I want nothing but to destroy myself and so that‘s what I do——-

Mavey That part😭 2mo
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JenniferEgnor
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“I‘ve missed you.” And I am done with the universe between us. It is so perilous, this love, but he‘s right, I will have no cowardice in my life, not anymore, and I will be no small thing, and I will have no small life, and so I find his mouth with mine and we are awake at last, returned to a land long abandoned, the land of each other‘s bodies.

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JenniferEgnor
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They are being violently and indiscriminately slaughtered by our indifference. It has been decided by our leaders that economic growth is more important. That the extinction crisis is an acceptable trade for their greed.

(Look at the latest report from the UN, just released 2 weeks ago, July 2021. It‘s not good).

Addison_Reads Although this book was supposed to be set in the future a bit, I found it disturbing how accurate it was to events happening in the present. 3mo
JenniferEgnor @Addison_Reads it‘s very alarming. 3mo
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I feel her deep sense of home. I can feel it in the earth, too. It‘s in the sky and the roaring ocean and the keening of the wind, it‘s in the way she strides over her land and into her lighthouse; she owns this place and it owns her, tangible and unarguable. What must it be like to be bound so deeply and willingly to a place?

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A life‘s impact can be measured by what it gives and what it leaves behind, but it can also be measured by what it steals from the world.

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JenniferEgnor
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When I was six years old my mother used to sit with me in our garden to watch the crows perch in the willow tree. In winter months the long hanging leaves turned white like the snow and the crows hiding among them were stark spots of coal. To me they were the presence of something profound. Something like loneliness, or its opposite. They were time, and the world; they were the distances they could fly and the places to which I could never follow.

charl08 Beautiful quote. 4mo
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JenniferEgnor
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I plunge into the fjord. Out flies my soul, sucked through my pores. The cold is familiar and savage. For a moment it grips me and forces me into a cell, the painted stone cell I know like a lover, for I spent four years inside it, and because the cold sends me back I spend too many precious seconds wanting to be dead, just for it all to be over, right now, I can‘t wait any longer, there is no part of me that isn‘t finished—-

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JenniferEgnor
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There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar. (Lord Byron)

Desha That is beautiful 💗 4mo
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Addison_Reads
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This book is bleak yet beautiful, heartbreaking yet hopeful, and I loved it. 💚

Franny's character pulled me in and made me desperate to see how things would end for her.

This author has become a favorite. I've loved both of her books.

AmyG She has bcome a favorite of mine, too. 4mo
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Kdgordon88
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#AwesomeAugust update:

I loved both Migrations and Hollywood Park. I couldn‘t get past all the snakes in the Cash novel. Added Featherhood to my current stack. I am a bit behind on all my buddy reads but today is the first day of 5 days off so I‘ll be caught up soon.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s a great collection of books!! 4mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
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Kdgordon88
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#CampbytheSea is closing. I‘ve enjoyed the memories being at camp has brought and have loved seeing my fellow campers posts.

I finished 3 books during camp The History of Loneliness, The Jane Austen Society, King of Scars and started the tagged book.

One Tin Soldier is the song I remember most. We sang it loud and with feeling…it can still bring tears.

Thanks for an awesome experience to our camp host @ImperfectCJ

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This was an incredibly heart wrenching and beautiful book set in a near future where humans have escalated global warming to the extent that so many species of wildlife are gone and life is changed for humans. But this is the tale of love and wandering and what makes something free. I‘m cheering on the terns.

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Kdgordon88
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The animals are dying. Soon we will be alone here.

Starting this one today and think I‘m going to love it.

#FirstLineFridays

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staci.reads
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me. This book is tragic, and somber, yet beautiful and somehow hopeful as well. The story had drama, a slow reveal of the mc's backstory, and a cast of compelling characters that I grew to love. McDonaghy spins words and sentences artfully, creating beautiful prose. I can't wait to see what this author does after this impressive debut!

ErikasMindfulShelf I just read her newest book Once There Were Wolves and it was AMAZING!! 4mo
staci.reads @ErikasMindfulShelf glad to hear her follow-up is worthy! I'll definitely add it to my list! 4mo
BookNAround This was my favorite book of last year. 4mo
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Augustdana
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Adventures in being fully vaxxed: enjoying my first haircut since March. Also this book is chef‘s kiss. Some of the language is devastating ????? Like just beautiful. It was one of those books from the library I kept pushing the deliver later button and I thought it‘s time to make room on my holds list for some new titles.

TrishB A lovely read ♥️ 4mo
BarbaraBB I loved it. 4mo
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JenniferP
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I went to a bookstore!

Liz_M I've been hearing great things about Migrations. And Oyeyemi is a fascinating writer. 4mo
BarbaraBB I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on Migrations. It is my favorite of the year so far! 4mo
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“A life‘s impact can be measured by what it gives and what it leaves behind, but it can also be measured by what it steals from the world.”

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Megabooks
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Almost all animal life on the planet has gone extinct, and Franny sets out to follow the final migration of Arctic terns from Greenland to Antarctica. To do this, she joins the crew of a fishing vessel. I loved her rapport with the crew, especially Lea and Captain Ennis.

The other part of the book looks back at Franny‘s life in Ireland in childhood and with her husband Niall. I didn‘t enjoy these flashbacks as much, but still an amazing novel!

Megabooks @BarbaraBB thank you for the review that sent me on a mission to BN to find this! 😘😘 5mo
Alfoster Oh, I loved this one too! Her latest, Once There Were Wolves is on NetGalley and really good as well!🥰 5mo
Megabooks @Alfoster that‘s what @Cinfhen said! It‘s definitely on my list! 5mo
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BarbaraBB I am so glad you liked it!! About the pic: suddenly your books are no longer of the same size! 😉😘 5mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yes! I redid my shelves and my TBR shelves are no longer strictly by size, but now mostly by color! I‘m enjoying it. 😁📖 5mo
Cinfhen Great review 😁and hardcore #ShelfEnvy 😍 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I truly love your appreciation of my #Shelfie addiction!! 🥰🥰😘 5mo
Cinfhen I‘m a very visual person and your shelves are absolutely stunning 🤩 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen me too! I think that‘s why my shelves matter to me so much. Do you paint pictures of characters/people in your head while reading? I definitely do, especially on audio! 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen and thank you!! 😘😘 5mo
Cinfhen Yup! The stronger the writer the better I can imagine the characters as people I “know” or “recognize” 5mo
BarbaraBB They look fantastic this way! 5mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks!! 💜 5mo
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BarbaraBB
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#midyearfaves

I have been posting my 10 favorite books of the year so far - with a few thoughts on them.

Migrations is my absolute favorite. I endulged and devoured each page - I don‘t know the right words to describe what this book did to me. The characters, the atmosphere, the mystery, the love story, the state of the world, the writing: this book has it all.

Maike I wholeheartedly agree. It‘s just so beautiful. 5mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review.. I have this book 👍🏻❤️ 5mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts I hope you‘ll get to it soon. I have a feeling you‘ll love it too. 5mo
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squirrelbrain I keep hearing great things about this book…. 5mo
KarenUK Lovely review. I must read this soon 💕 5mo
FelinesAndFelonies I loved this one so much too! One of my top five books this year. She is releasing a new book in August. I pre-ordered it. I hope it is as wonderful as Migrations was. 💙 5mo
BarbaraBB @FelinesAndFelonies I know! I can‘t wait! Did you read @Cinfhen ‘s review of it? She thinks it‘s even better! 5mo
Cinfhen I did @FelinesAndFelonies 🐾♥️ 5mo
FelinesAndFelonies @BarbaraBB no, I hadn't but MORE than Migrations?! 😱 I'm squealing like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert! I am so excited for this one! @Cinfhen 5mo
Megabooks I ended up really enjoying this. I‘m continuing to reflect before I write my review because I may upgrade it past 4⭐️. Fabulous book! 5mo
BarbaraBB Oooh, exciting! I am glad you enjoyed it. It really grows on you I think. Can‘t wait to read your final verdict 🤍 5mo
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“It isn‘t fair to be the kind of creature who is able to love but unable to stay”... “my life has been a migration without a destination, and that in itself is senseless. I leave for no reason, just to be moving, and it breaks my heart a thousand times, a million”.

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Maike
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This was so heartbreakingly good. Going in, my expectations were really high but it did not disappoint in the least.

Full review: https://scepticalreading.com/2021/05/migrations-big-and-small/

Chelsea.Poole Love this one!!! ♥️ 6mo
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TrishB
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Oh I loved this 💔💔 I loved Franny too. Mixed up, sad and generally in need of help- both Franny and the world. A great read.

Maike Finished it this morning. Such a heartbreakingly beautiful book. 6mo
Cinfhen Mixed-Up is a great word choice / Franny is both fragile and strong - a wounded survivor 💔I loved taking the journey with her 6mo
TrishB @Maike agree totally ❤️ 6mo
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TrishB @Cinfhen me too. The state of the world (environmentally) makes me very sad too. 6mo
Cinfhen The book im listening to now also exemplifies the dangers of climate control / it‘s pretty frightening 😣 6mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it definitely is 😞 6mo
BarbaraBB Your review nails it. So glad you loved it 💔 6mo
Cathythoughts I love your review! I might treat myself to this one this week 👍🏻❤️ 6mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB I definitely did ♥️ 6mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I think you‘ll like it Cathy 🤞🏻 6mo
Oryx Great review. Loved this one too. 6mo
Suet624 I kept looking for a book called Migrations by this author. But this one is called The Last Migration. 😳🧐 6mo
TrishB @Suet624 it‘s the same book, released under different titles. It‘s seems to only be the U.K. version that‘s has this title 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
Suet624 Great. Thanks for the info. 6mo
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Karisa
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"The animals are dying. Soon we will be alone here."

Loving this book so far despite the bleak theme of human destruction (both globally and of self).

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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TrishB
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#bookmail
Paid Qa no delivery fee for ‘used‘ copy, doesn‘t look like it‘s ever been read.

charl08 Wow! 6mo
AmyG 🙌🏻 6mo
Megabooks Fantastic! 6mo
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BarbaraBB That‘s a bargain! 6mo
Kalalalatja What a steal! 6mo
LeahBergen Don‘t you love when this happens? 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Cathythoughts Very nice ! I see I have it stacked .. look forward to your thoughts 6mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts 👍🏻 6mo
Caroline2 Book bargains are the best!! 😎 👍 6mo
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Simona
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Pickpick

Set in the near-future, we fallow Franny and her journey to the redemption. Story is packed with emotions and beautiful nature, written in very descriptive, picturesque prose ... but the development of the story also have some very weak points which are solved in too convenient manner. For me that, usually, would be big no, but something in the characterisation of the Franny I think is worth to read this book. Between pick and so-so.

BarbaraBB Oh I am sorry you didn‘t love it that much. Franny is cool, right? 6mo
Simona @BarbaraBB Franny is presented exactly as I like characters who are unlikeable ... but the story plot really have too much holes with too convenient solutions. In that sense, it reminds me of Where the Crawdads Sing. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
BarbaraBB I see what you mean. I did like Crawdads too, though not half as much as this one. I fell for the solutions because I had wanted them so much. I felt so much for Franny. 6mo
Simona @BarbaraBB I disliked Crawdads very strongly 🤗 but I know what you mean. 6mo
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BarbaraBB
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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#BookReport 20/21

It was the week of Migrations. Nothing came close the rest of the week!

TrishB My copy is on the way! 6mo
FelinesAndFelonies I loved Migrations! Looking forward to her next book in August! 6mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB I hope so you‘ll love it too but I do think you will! 6mo
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BarbaraBB @FelinesAndFelonies Me too! I even wanted to preorder but it‘s not possible yet 😀 6mo
Megabooks I‘m excited for it! 6mo
Cinfhen 😂 love how much you LOVED Migrations 🙌🏻✨ 6mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen All or nothing. My middle name 😂😇 6mo
Cinfhen 😂😂😂 perfect name for you #GoHardOrGoHome xxxx 6mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I love that hashtag. That is me exactly. Mostly Home these days but dying to go Hard haha! 6mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 😁Hopefully soon 🤞🏼🤞🏼 6mo
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BarbaraBB
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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This book broke my heart again and again. For the state of the world, for one of the most beautiful love stories I‘ve ever read, for Franny, the narrator.

She sails on one of the few remaining fishing boats from the Arctic to the Antarctic to follow the last Arctic terns in their final migration in a world where wildlife‘s extinction is everywhere. The journey, the wildness, the loneliness. I can‘t praise this book enough. 5⭐️

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BarbaraBB I now see in the blurb this book is compared to Station Eleven and Everything I Never Told You. That‘s ridiculous. This book is so much better! 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m SO GLAD you LOVED it!!! I TOTALLY don‘t get the comparison to Everything I Never Told You 🤨 7mo
Cinfhen Beautiful review and lovely photo 😍😘 7mo
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JennyM Gorgeous review for a gorgeous book ❤️ 7mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I have it stacked 7mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I‘m SO glad you pushed it up my tbr. I had it stacked already for a long time but I‘m so glad I read it! 🤍 7mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts I hope you‘ll get to it (as often). This might be my favorite book of the year and it‘s only May 🤷🏻‍♀️🤍 7mo
TrishB Great review. I think I should be reading this! 7mo
Freespirit Wow this sounds fantastic!! 7mo
Cinfhen I had a feeling it would tick off all your reader‘s boxes ❤️😘 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm You‘re making me stacking this! 👍 7mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB @Freespirit @erzascarletbookgasm It is fantastic sad extremely sad. 7mo
Chelsea.Poole I love that you love this one! ♥️ 7mo
BarbaraBB @Chelsea.Poole I really did. Can‘t stop thinking about it. 7mo
sarahbarnes Yes! ❤️❤️ I‘m so glad you loved it. I did, too! 7mo
Simona Five stars? Stacked! 7mo
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes I saw your review. Such a wonderful book! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Simona I think it‘s a must read for you. I know I said I loved Transcedent Kingdom but this one is a League apart 🤍 7mo
Simona Wow, that is the very strong praise ... I think I need to change my weekly forecast 🤯 7mo
BarbaraBB @Simona If you can get hold of a copy on such a short notice, I‘d say Do!! 7mo
TrishB I may have ordered! 7mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB I can‘t wait to hear what you‘ll think!! 7mo
Simona I just bought ebook 👍 7mo
BarbaraBB Ooh, I‘m so excited! Keep me posted 🤍 7mo
Kalalalatja What a review! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja It‘s quite the book ❤️💔 Have you read it? 7mo
SamAnne I was the #unpopularopinion on this one. But most folks seem to love it. 7mo
BarbaraBB @SamAnne I know! I read your review yesterday! I love how our opinions can sometimes differ and at other times are completely in sync! 7mo
Kalalalatja No, but your review has put it onto my tbr! 7mo
emilyhaldi Well goodness! Adding to me list! 7mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi Yes, please do 😀😀 7mo
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BarbaraBB
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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... “the rhythms of the sea‘s tides are the only things we humans have not yet destroyed.”

Started it. So promising.

(Picture: North Sea cost, Zeeland, Netherlands)

Cinfhen Yes!!! Some of the writing was SO BEAUTIFUL ☺️ I HOPE u LOVE this one 🤞🏽 7mo
charl08 Lovely quote, lovely image. 7mo
TrishB Great pic ❤️ 7mo
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Megabooks Gorgeous photo!! 💕💕 7mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I am loving it so far! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 Have you read this book? I think you‘ll love it too. I am 70 pages in and it‘s amazing. (edited) 7mo
Suet624 No, I haven‘t. But it‘s on my radar. Thanks for thinking of me. 💕💕 7mo
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TheRiehlDeal
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Day 7: #Migrates #MayCharacters

For those of you that read this, what did you think of it?

AmyG It was my favorite read of 2020. Loved it! 7mo
Eggs Sounds amazing 👏🏻📚❄️ 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good! 7mo
BarbaraBB I just finished it with tears all over my face. Like @AmyG I loved it and I am sure it‘ll turn out to be one of my favorites of 2021. 7mo
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KadeLexical
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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“I never worked out how to be relied upon and also free.”