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The Kindest Lie
The Kindest Lie: A Novel | Nancy Johnson
"Race, class, family and secrets are all on a collision course in Johnsons extraordinarily moving, timely read.... A gloriously written, stunning heart scorcher about who we are and what we could be." Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World "In The Kindest Lie Nancy Johnson takes us both into a bygone time, the dawning of the Obama era, and into the tender heart of her protagonist Ruth. This is a novel that seeks to discover the beauty of our journeys despite the lies we tell each other and ourselves." Rion Amilcar Scott, award-winning author of The World Doesn't Require You and Insurrections For fans of Tayari Jones and Jacqueline Woodson, a thought-provoking, page-turning debut about race, class, identity, and the pursuit of the American dream. A promise could betray you. Its 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. Hes eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth toand abandonedwhen she was a teenager. She had promised her family shed never look back, but Ruth knows that to move forward, she must make peace with the past. Returning home, Ruth discovers the Indiana factory town of her youth is plagued by unemployment, racism, and despair. While her family is happy to see her, they remind her of the painful sacrifices to give Ruth a shot at a better futurelike the comfortable middle-class life she now enjoys. Determined, Ruth begins digging into the past. As she uncovers burning secrets her family desperately wants to hide, she unexpectedly befriends Midnight, a young white boy who is also adrift and looking for connection. When a traumatic incident strains the towns already searing racial tensions, Ruth and Midnight find themselves on a collision course that could upend both their lives. The Kindest Lie examines the heartbreaking divide between black and white communities and plumbs the emotional depths of the struggles faced by ordinary Americans in the wake of the financial crisis. Capturing the profound racial injustices and class inequalities roiling society, Nancy Johnsons debut novel offers an unflinching view of motherhood in contemporary America and the never-ending quest to achieve the American Dream.
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Rachiiebookdragon
The Kindest Lie: A Novel | Nancy Johnson
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This was a interesting audiobook to listen to.

Read for a prompt for:

#PopSugarReadingChallenge2022

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GidgetsTreasures75
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4-6-22: My 32nd finished book of 2022! 2008, Obama has just won the presidency. Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer is happily married and her husband is itching to start a family. But Ruth harbors a secret. She had to give up a baby at the age of 17. She promised she would never look back but now has decided to return home to Indiana to seek her son out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣3️⃣2️⃣

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sprainedbrain
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I love the setting and overarching themes of this book: set in 2008, just as Obama was first elected, this ambitious debut deals with race, class, parenting/motherhood, and personal responsibilities. I was often frustrated with main character Ruth, who is bright and successful, but just so selfish and prone to really dumb decisions as a grown woman, and didn‘t find Midnight‘s narrative very believable, but this was an overall pick.

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TheBookHippie I enjoyed this book! I read the ARC and the author actually answered my post on IG. She was really fun to converse with. 11mo
sprainedbrain @TheBookHippie that‘s so cool! 11mo
ICantImReading I remember feeling the same way about this book! 11mo
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KadeLexical
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I picked this up on a whim at Target and it blew me away. The story, characters and atmosphere of the book were all so engaging, I read it in a couple days (even with a job and a toddler) An intense and beautiful book.

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BennettBookworm
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Hi #lmpbc Group K! These are four books I‘ve had on my list for a while now...Would love to hear your preferences :) Can also suggest others!
@Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 @LiteraryinLawrence

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LiteraryinLawrence Interesting choices! I‘d vote for Behold the Dreamers or Kindest Lie but I‘m curious to hear what the others think. 12mo
Kayla.Adriena I haven't read any of these, I'll read the descriptions when I can't, my vote is against anything with creepy kids 😅 12mo
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Kayla.Adriena I vote for Behold the Dreamers, any of them seem fine 12mo
shellleigh33 I vote for Behold the Dreamers also 12mo
BennettBookworm @LiteraryinLawrence @Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 Great we will be reading Behold the Dreamers for my pick! 12mo
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Joysiam
The Kindest Lie: A Novel | Nancy Johnson
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It‘s a good storyline.

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Annie1215
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This was between a pick and so-so for me. I enjoyed it but wish they would have fleshed out the back half of the story more and spent more time developing that aspect of the story.

Checking this off my #bookspinbingo board

KatieDid927 Agreed. 2y
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Jemgirl2014
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The latest deal. 😊

Bklover Oooh thank you! 2y
Jemgirl2014 @Bklover You're welcome! Enjoy! I snapped it up too. Looking forward to reading it. 😬 2y
Jemgirl2014 LOL I meant this emoji: 😊 2y
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JackieGreco
The Kindest Lie: A Novel | Nancy Johnson
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I really enjoyed this story. It was about a woman who tried to live with a lie and realized she couldn‘t do it anymore. She traveled to her hometown to find the baby she gave birth to but never knew and had to face all of the things she hadn‘t over the years.

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Mdion1993
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Mehso-so

Set in 2008 after the first election of Barack Obama, a black woman returns home to face her past only to find that the racial and social tensions of her childhood still persist. The Kindest Lie considers a monumental achievement in black American history (the election of the first black president) against the unfortunate, but persisting backdrop of a racially divided town. Was 2008 a sign of changing times, or did it exacerbate an uglier truth?

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marleed
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I fell into this one. I‘m never sure if it‘s my current mood when I start a book or the quality of the story itself that makes me fall hard. Maybe it‘s a little bit of both, but Ruth‘s story grabbed me. The pieces of ourselves we hold close - do we have a right to let them go - or not - as we see fit. I loved how this book explores that question.

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janeycanuck
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An impressive debut that deeply examines race, class & motherhood with strong character development. Ruth's story - and her family's story - is compelling and moving and beautifully written. This one will sit with me for a while.

TheBookHippie I loved this book. I read the ARC I was so excited to see it out in hardback. 2y
janeycanuck @TheBookHippie I‘m surprised there are so many so-so and thumbs down reviews! I quite enjoyed it. 2y
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booksaremyfavorite
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this one based on all of the reviews I read. For me though, it was so-so. I had to add the audiobook to reading it just to finish it as it wouldn‘t hold my complete attention without it.

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Cinfhen
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Not sure if it‘s me or the book or the timing/combo....but this is a #Bail 😢Just bland and disappointing 😫 I read about 40 pages and was BORED 😐

TrishB Very mixed reviews- you‘re not the only bail! 2y
MicheleinPhilly You were wise to bail. Thankfully I borrowed this from the library. 2y
Cinfhen Good to hear... I‘m happy I didn‘t waste more time @TrishB @MicheleinPhilly but I did waste a #BOTM credit 😫 2y
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Megabooks Yeah, I hated this too. 2y
Cinfhen My first real #BoTM dud in awhile @Megabooks 2y
TheBookHippie I loved it. Ha. Isn't it crazy- this book is either love or hate. I read the ARC back in October-November. 2y
Cinfhen So funny @TheBookHippie it‘s probably also my current mood...nothing too deep for me, I‘m super distracted 2y
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I had that for a few months straight so frustrating 😬 2y
Cinfhen I found myself rereading entire paragraphs with this one too, which I just set aside another #BoTM that‘s meant to be fantastic @TheBookHippie 2y
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I‘ve DNF more books the past 15 months than in my entire life 😝 2y
Cinfhen I‘m hoping to try and revisit a bunch too @TheBookHippie 2y
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laurel.orourke
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Bailedbailed

I tried I really did. But this book was such a chore. Johnson‘s themes and ideas really interested me but the execution was subpar. I really didn‘t care for the characters. I felt like I knew them in the beginning but as the story went on the characters felt more and more unlikable. Maybe I‘ll revisit because I didn‘t absolutely hate it but after a string of books I couldn‘t stop thinking about this really wore me down.

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MandaManda
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book. I had such high hopes but it just didn't deliver. I didn't like any of the characters. The author really missed the mark.

The book is set in the period between Obama being elected and his inauguration. The author does a good job of reminding us all that what BLM was protesting about this summer has been here all along. Long before cell phone videos and body cams.

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BennettBookworm
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The February #authenticbooks box has arrived!! I seriously cannot praise them enough!!! They are so thoughtful and intentional. There‘s even a letter from the author! Their bookmarks are gorgeous, the candles, the recipes, playlists, chocolate and so many other goodies. I‘m especially excited about the self-care tracker they included! It‘s really cool how they promote other small businesses and causes! Love love love!

Soubhiville I ordered one for March after seeing your previous posts 🤣. 2y
BennettBookworm Ahhhhh that makes me so happy @Soubhiville !! I seriously want them to get so much business because they just really deserve it!! I‘ve never seen a box like theirs that is so in depth and just hits all the notes. 2y
ICantImReading Ooooh this box looks beautiful!! I like seeing what came in the other option for the month 😍 2y
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ICantImReading @Soubhiville totally worth it!! Which book did you pick for March? I chose “The Lost Apothecary” 😀 2y
Soubhiville @ICantImReading I chose The Lost Apothecary too 😊 2y
BennettBookworm @ICantImReading @Soubhiville YES me too!! I think it sounds really intriguing! 2y
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laurel.orourke
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Settled into our new home in a new state and I‘ve actually had time to read and this book is growing on me.

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ICantImReading
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Mehso-so

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I appreciated the themes of race, class, and motherhood in this book, but it didn‘t pack the punch I expected. I was frustrated by Ruth‘s selfishness, and at times she seemed to lack accountability for her regrets and empathy for her family‘s choices. Midnight‘s character also felt a bit inconsistent to me. #BOTM

KatieDid927 Agreed. 2y
ICantImReading @KatieDid927 I‘m sorry this one wasn‘t a hit for you, either! 😕 2y
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a really beautiful story. I really felt Ruth‘s pain. I could understood how much shame and guilt you can feel because of one mistake you made and being afraid what your loved ones think of you because of that mistake. The book also represented systemic racism really well. I highly recommend this one. This was my #bookspinbingo No 5 pick.

TheBookHippie I loved this I read it as an ARC. 🤍 2y
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie I read it in two days. It was really really good. I‘m glad I got this one in my February BOTM box. I think it‘s pretty close to the tagged book below as far as the panic and pain in my chest feeling this book caused which to me means this book was excellent in getting an important point across about racism and what examples we set for children in this country. 2y
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo I liked this one far better than that one. I read it last November but the character Midnight is exactly like a child I currently mentor so it really had me. I‘ve not read what I experience daily so vividly with my kids in a while ... 2y
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie wow yes that is a testament to the author‘s writing and I‘d definitely read whatever she comes out with next 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
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nelehelen
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What seems like a page-turning mystery quickly turns into a study of racial inequality and its weight within a community. Thought-provoking, this one will elicit strong emotions.

Full review: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLfVnEPgBtR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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laurel.orourke
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I don‘t know if it‘s because of the move bot because of the story but I haven‘t picked this up in a week and I find myself longing for my fantasy TBRs that have already been packed up. I do think the story and perspective is an important one to hear, I just wish it pulled me in a bit more.

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laurel.orourke
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Finally finding time to dive into my February #BOTM pick!! Started it briefly last night after finishing Addie LaRue. It‘s fun and I feel like I know the characters personally. Contemporary Fiction is not my fave genre however.

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Thousand-Lives
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Mehso-so

I appreciated the themes in this book (motherhood, race, class, marriage) but never fully connected with the characters. The story moved slowly and didn‘t feel unique. Good, but not great. #botm

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KatieDid927
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Mehso-so

This was very close to a lukewarm Pick, but the MC was horribly selfish and continued to make horribly selfish and harmful decisions right up to the end, with the last terrible decision keeping this a So-So. The story in general started out VERY slow. I liked enough to see what the author publishes in the future, but this book was meh for me. #BotM

Thousand-Lives It‘s so slow! I‘m reading this right now and keep putting it down and then not wanting to pick it back up. 2y
KatieDid927 @Thousand-Lives Yeeeah. It didn‘t pick up for me until about 1/3 of the way through. 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Mehso-so

Sadly Cindy I found this more #MehThanYeah. There is a good story in here but I think the author just tried to do too much and the disparate strands didn‘t successfully coalesce. Ruth frustrated the hell out of me and her reckless decisions towards the end of the novel didn‘t endear me to her struggle. #BorrowNotBuy #BOTM

Cinfhen Damn! Wasted credit 🙄thanks for tagging me in your review 😘 2y
Megabooks Thank you! Her decisions seemed to make no sense to me. I‘m glad I didn‘t continue. 2y
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Megabooks
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Bailedbailed

I just can‘t connect with the material at all. Sometimes I enjoy uncovering lives different than my own, but her reactions to her martial crisis and giving up her child for adoption just don‘t make sense to me. Also, some points were belabored enough to drive me batty!

I don‘t think this is a terrible book, but it‘s not right for me. #ItsNotYouItsMe

Seems like I chose the right #botm because I‘ve bailed on two others from the library!

Cinfhen Uh oh, I bought this one 😜 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen lol. 😜 you‘ll probably be able to relate to it on some level as a married person. It‘s just not right for me as someone who doesn‘t desire that or kids. Sometimes I can deal with books exploring issues of marital trust. Other times I just am so far from being able to relate to it, I just can‘t enjoy it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Cinfhen I‘ll let u know 😚it‘s another book waiting for me in Florida 🥳 2y
MicheleinPhilly I just got this from the library. I‘ll let you know @cinfhen 2y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Thousand-Lives
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It‘s bitterly cold outside so I‘m getting cozy with my February #botm.

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WanderingBookaneer
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Tagged book is here and I‘m so excited! #BOTM

Thousand-Lives I chose this book also. 😁 2y
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Megabooks
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@Librariana was nice enough to provide some explanation as to libraries‘ Libby purchasing habits on my last post about this book. A must-read if you‘re a big Libby user.

To continue the convo, the tagged book is from a library that is a small city in IN. Two people passed on it before it came to me. I had been watching the line. That‘s how I knew. It follows the rules you mentioned in the last post and that‘s really helpful to know. Cont...⬇️

Megabooks ⬆️ @Librariana The Diviners (bottom right) is from a statewide e-library, of which my county is a member. There are some books, despite popularity, that they purchase very few copies of. Why? What is the difference? 2y
Megabooks ⬆️ Also, I hate it when Libby stresses me out about a line. I will get to the Abbi Waxman. Chill Libby. 2y
KVanRead I hate that ‘people are waiting‘ thing too. I had to wait, they can wait too.😂 2y
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Librariana Makes me wonder if the other users who passed on it used the "Deliver Later" feature ? That should keep their spots at the top of the list/queue, but allow for others to check out the title. There's also the "Lucky Day" feature (don't know about this one as much, but it's pretty neat when it happens!) which lets you check something out immediately. 2y
Librariana Many folks don't know that they can suspend their holds so that they don't get an avalanche of titles all at once, although I know you're a phenomenal reader @Megabooks and will probably get through all of your check outs in a very reasonable time. 2y
Librariana As for the number of copies purchased, I have to go back to budget. Some libraries have a digital budget and each e-license purchased (per format!) can sometimes be anything from $30 - $60 (or higher!)(I'll check next time it's my turn to do the purchasing.) 😊 My library has to consider if we've bought physical copies of an item before deciding on digital quantities. 2y
Librariana I am also NOT a fan of Libby's "people are waiting" script. UGH! ? 2y
Librariana Lastly, I know our selectors have access to reports we don't which alerts them to holds queues growing and to demand for a specific title. I shared the 4:1 ratio info, but sometimes (again, based on budget), we may have to increase the ratio to 8:1. I know for President Obama's book we bought 34 eAudio licenses and 5 physical Book-on-CD copies. For the e-Book, we bought 25 licenses and 37 physical copies 😊 2y
Librariana I just checked on my Libby hold for that title specifically (e-Audio format) and I'm number 167 on the holds queue with 5 people waiting per copy. It's possible we may buy a few more licenses to meet demand. I'll find out on Friday when I go back to work since it'll be my OverDrive week 😁 2y
Megabooks @Librariana yes, I purposefully checked out most of these titles knowing how many I‘d have. 😂😂 most are 6-12 hour books which I can finish in a dayish. I pretty much listen all day at 2.2x! Thank you for giving me all this wonderful information. You‘ve definitely given me tools to make smarter e-listening choices! 2y
Megabooks @KVanRead right?!? 2y
Librariana You're my hero! ??? The fastest I can have an e-Audiobook is 1.20 ? It definitely takes me longer to get through them, but that's ok. Oh! I meant to tell you that I happened upon a "skip-the-line" copy of President Obama's e-Book and it allows for a 14-day check out with no renewals. It's a neat Libby feature! And I'm glad I could share a bit of info! ? I know I don't have all the answers, but I'm delighted to help to the best of my ability! 2y
Megabooks @Librariana thank you so much! I really enjoyed President Obama‘s book, but I think it took me 3 days to finish because it was 29 hours. 😃 And counterintuitively (to most) I pay better attention at faster speeds, so I don‘t think I‘d take away as much slower. I‘m weird! 2y
Kimberlone I use the deliver later option a lot since I am usually very unlucky with several holds coming in at the same time. My Libby is a statewide database which results in very long wait times unless I am lucky and catch books when they first get added and can borrow immediately or get on the wait list at the very beginning 2y
Megabooks @Kimberlone my mom only uses the statewide database, and she reads less often than I do. She uses the deliver later frequently as well. I‘m more likely to use deliver later on ebooks, which I don‘t read as quickly. I have Michael J Fox‘s ebook on deliver at the end of February. I also put the rest of my audiobook holds on hold until I can get through some of the ones I have checked out!! 😂😂 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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They‘re here! 🙌🏻🥳

I love it when both boxes arrive on the same day! #botm

vivastory I skipped this month, but I regret not choosing 2y
LeahBergen Girl A has me intrigued. 🤔 2y
aa_guer2021 I want The Four Winds. I read a Hannah and I loved this. BOM would break the bank here! 🙃🙃 2y
Gissy I want BOM ship to PR, right now😩 2y
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Megabooks
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I got my third new release from yesterday from the library. I guess the two people in front of me passed on it? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Now I have 13 audiobooks checked out from the library. Wish me luck!! 😂😂 This was also a #botm selection.

rachelm That‘s so funny! Good luck reading all of those! 2y
Simona 🤞 2y
candority This happens to me all the time too! I‘m wondering if it is something to do with Libby, not other users? Maybe Libby only has one copy available when a title is first added, so when the additional copies are added, you get your hold right away? I don‘t know for sure, but that makes more sense to me than multiple people immediately giving up on a book! 2y
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TheKidUpstairs I feel like if anyone can get through that many before they're due, it's you! This sort of thing happens with my OverDrive due to libraries sharing copies. If it is my library who buys the ebook, it can bump me up the line of the others who requested are members at other libraries in the consortium. 2y
Megabooks @rachelm thanks! I think I can, at least, read the one with lines.🤞🏻 2y
Megabooks @Simona exactly! 2y
Megabooks @candority that‘s possible, but unlikely at my particular library. It‘s a large town/small city library that rarely gets more than 2 copies of any book, especially on audio. 2y
Megabooks @TheKidUpstairs yes, I have 2 libraries. The one I get most new releases from is the large town one, but the other library is a statewide library and it has that policy. (One library is in Indiana, the other in Kentucky.) 2y
Eggs Good luck 🍀 2y
RonniKlein I got this in my BOTM box!! 2y
Librariana @candority @Megabooks - doing the OverDrive (Libby) purchasing is one of the things I get to do at my library 😊 Our selectors (collection development librarians) put together the list of titles and the holds queue determines how many copies we order (they work on a 4:1 ratio - 4 customers waiting per copy.) Each library is different, of course, based on budget. But if our holds queue calls for it, we do order multiple copies. 2y
Librariana @candority @Megabooks - I'm speaking for a 🇺🇸 library, so not sure how it might work for libraries elsewhere in the world 😊 There's also the OverDrive lending models to consider... if it's a OC/OU (one copy, one user) or MA (metered access). With metered access, we get a certain number of checkouts before needing to renew the license. Working behind the scenes at the library is one of my life's greatest little joys 🥰 2y
Librariana @Megabooks - Sorry to've left all of that in your comments, Meg, but best of luck 🍀 with your multiple titles! Enjoy! 2y
Megabooks @Librariana thank you for the explanation!! I‘ve made another post with a question and tagged you. I didn‘t know about metered access, so I‘m glad to find out about that!!! I was just familiar with the OC/OU. 2y
Megabooks @Eggs thanks!! 2y
Megabooks @TheKidUpstairs and thank you for the vote of confidence!! 2y
Megabooks @RonniKlein I hope you enjoy it!! 2y
Librariana I was about to go reply on that post! 😁 Thank you for tagging me! 😊 Right before we make our purchases, there is an agreement list we have to check ✔ off as different publishers have different check out rules for metered access. It's all very interesting stuff! 2y
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laurel.orourke
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I‘ve got my February #BOTM pick!! I was hoping for something in the romance genre but this was already on my TBR radar so I‘m excited to cross it off! What did you pick?? 📚

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Lisas.Library
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📚 My February 2021 BOTM picks 📚
What did you pick?

TheNerdyProfessor I picked Girl A, The Four Winds, and added on The Bad Muslim Discount. 🥰 2y
tracy.anne8 I also pick Girl A and grabbed The Push before they sold out again. 2y
FeatherV I picked Honey Girl, kind of contemplating grabbing them all though :/ 2y
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Lisas.Library @TheNerdyProfessor ~ I almost pick The Four Winds too. @tracy_anne8 ~ I picked The Push in January and I loved it! 2y
Lisas.Library @FeatherV ~ I feel like that all the time. Lol 2y
FeatherV @Lisas.Library haha I know it‘s so hard choosing 2y
EKonrad I had to pick the Kristin Hannah one but Girl A sounds really good. 😊 2y
BooksCoffeeNurse For me it was between Kristin Hannah and Girl A. However, I was at B&N right before I ordered and they had both books you chose there, and Girl A looked too good to pass up. 2y
Lisas.Library @EKonrad ~ I might get the Kristin Hannah in March if it‘s not sold out!! @BooksCoffeeNurse ~ Both seem to be very popular picks this month. 2y
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Thousand-Lives
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Just one book this month! #botm

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ICantImReading
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Yayy, February picks are up!! So excited for this one! Can‘t wait to see what others choose! #BOTM

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Well-ReadNeck
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this debut novel. This story revolves around a family secret which leads to the unraveling of others. The secrets and how they unfolded were fairly obvious (there were not multiple possibilities really) which took away from the suspense, but, ultimately, not the story. #ARC #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewer

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TheBookHippie
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Reading 🤍📗

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