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Mayflies
Mayflies | Andrew O'Hagan
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An unforgettable coming-of-age novel that becomes a profound mediation on life, death, and lifelong friendship. Everyone has a Tully Dawson: the friend who defines your life. In the summer of 1986, in a small Scottish town, James and Tully ignite a brilliant friendship based on music, films and the rebel spirit. With school over and the locked world of their fathers before them, they rush towards the climax of their youth: a magical weekend in Manchester, the epicentre of everything that inspires them in working-class Britain. There, against the greatest soundtrack ever recorded, a vow is made: to go at life differently. Thirty years on, half a life away, the phone rings. Tully has news--news that forces the life-long friends to confront their own mortality head-on. What follows is an incredibly moving examination of the responsibilities and obligations we have to those we love. Mayflies is at once a finely-tuned drama about the delicacy and impermanence of human connection and an urgent inquiry into some of the most important questions of all: Who are we? What do we owe to our friends? And what does it mean to love another person amidst tragedy?
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AmyG
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I loved the parts about music and movies. 🙌🏻

#Bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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TheLudicReader
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See. A day late @AmyG ! 😂
Tagged by @dabbe for @TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday
1. Flowers, but not red roses. It‘s not a holiday I celebrate (romantically) anymore.
2. Tagged. I haven‘t read it yet, but I think there‘s some platonic love in this one.

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing! 2mo
AmyG That is so funny you wrote Mayflies….that is my Bookspin book! 2mo
dabbe I feel the same: any flowers but roses (preferably daffodils, my fave!). ❤️💜🩷 2mo
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quietjenn
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A stunner, suffused with pulsing life and love, in all their messy glory. And beautiful sentences that will break your heart.

CarolynM So good❤️💔 2mo
Tamra This keeps popping up on my radar. I‘m stacking. 2mo
LeahBergen Stacked! 2mo
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Eva_B
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This book had two halves. Like the soccer matches referred to in both. The first half is youthful & fun. The second is a middle aged reflection. The book begins with a trip to Manchester by a group Scottish boys on the cusp of adulthood. Their mission is to attend a music festival and have the time of their lives. Lots of laughs, alcohol,music and memories made. The second half is more much more somber & serious in tone. Like all our adult lives.

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Cuilin
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My emotions in chronological order while reading this book.
🤔 🙂😀😂🥳😁🤣 😮 😠😧🫣🥺😢 😭😭😭

A beautiful ode to friendship.

Soubhiville I love this review. 10mo
andrew61 Great review, perfect. 10mo
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BarbaraBB Such a sad read 💔 10mo
Cuilin @BarbaraBB 💔 I want to see the TV series so bad. 10mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t know there is one! 10mo
CarolynM Such a good book! 10mo
bthegood Best review ever 🙂 10mo
Cuilin @CarolynM absolutely I rarely reread a book but I will reread this. 10mo
Cuilin @bthegood 🙏 ☺️ 10mo
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Cuilin
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Feeling all the emotions.
“They say you know nothing at eighteen. But there are things you know at eighteen that you will never know again.”

“Morrissey came brandishing a license, a whole manner of permission, as if a new kind of belonging could be made from feeling left out, like nobody knew you as he did.”

“We didn‘t know it at the time, but it was also, for all of us, a tender goodbye, and we would never be those people again.”

Cuilin Just found out the BBC have made a 2 part tv show of this novel. 10mo
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Jeg
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Beautiful. The blurb says it all.

CarolynM ❤️💔 My favourite book of 2021. 11mo
Jeg @CarolynM I can understand why. Have you watched it on TV? I‘m going to . But not just yet. 11mo
CarolynM No, I haven‘t. I‘m told it‘s good, but I‘m frequently reluctant to watch adaptations of books I love - they‘re too often disappointing. 11mo
Rissreads This book is sooooo good! ♥️ 10mo
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MrsMalaprop
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Thank you for literally putting this in my hand @Rissreads 🙏.

Finished reading this book about friendship whilst holidaying with beautiful friends in Jurien Bay, Western Australia. How precious is life? ❤️😭🌅

BarbaraBB I loved this one 💔 12mo
CarolynM ❤️ My favourite of 2021. Such a good book! 12mo
Rissreads I loved this book ♥️ 12mo
sarahbarnes This one is on my TBR! 12mo
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Jas16
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Apparently there is a reason I have been procrastinating on my list of favorite books read this year- this book needed one of the top slots. The story of friends first in their youth when weekends at a music festival are the most important things in the world and and later in life when being young seems so distant but the relationships with those who remember you as you once were are infinitely precious. This was a heartbreaker of a book.

BarbaraBB Beautiful review. And a memorable read indeed. 1y
CarolynM My favourite of last year. Lovely review. 1y
TrishB @Jas16 @BarbaraBB @CarolynM it‘s currently being made into a BBC mini series. 1y
CarolynM @TrishB I hope they do it justice. 1y
BarbaraBB That must be a great series! 1y
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squirrelbrain
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First of all, don‘t judge me for reading gossip mags…! 🤣

Just saw this in Closer magazine… not sure if I could cope with watching it though. 😭😭😭 What do you think @TrishB ?

You may be able to watch it @MicheleinPhilly seeing as you can get BBC programmes; I‘m not sure if you can watch the BBC @CarolynM ?

TrishB Oh this would be a tough one! And I‘m rubbish at the telly stuff! But may be tempted….. 1y
MicheleinPhilly AAAAAAHHHH! This will destroy me so naturally I will watch it. 1y
CarolynM We can‘t watch the BBC unfortunately but we have a BBC channel on pay TV that shows a selection of their stuff not long after it airs in the UK and a lot of good stuff shows up on the ABC eventually. I‘d watch this, but with the tissues at the ready🥺😆 (edited) 1y
KarenUK Oh I loved this book…. 😢Hopefully it‘ll turn up on Brit box eventually! 💔 1y
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JacqMac
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“Make death proud to take us.” This book destroyed me, right where I am. The first half is set in 1986. A group of boys travel from a small town in Scotland to a music festival in Manchester. James and Tully bond over music, movies, and books. They agree to live a different life than their fathers. The second half is set in 2017. Those boys are now in their 50s. And it hits hard.

MicheleinPhilly This was one of my top reads last year. Just marvelous. 2y
TrishB I loved this. Felt like my 1980s life. 2y
CarolynM Loved this - best book I read last year. 2y
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BiblioLitten Hi 👋🏼 I hope you are keeping well. It‘s been a while since you posted. 2y
JacqMac @BiblioLitten Thanks for checking in. Everything is fine. We just moved across the country. It has been a lot. I‘m still unpacking and getting everyone settled. I haven‘t had much time to pop by. But I‘m hoping to be back really soon. 2y
BiblioLitten Moving houses within a city takes so much energy, let alone moving across the country. I know how you feel. I hope things settle down soon. 💕 2y
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andrew61
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It's rdg grp on Wed + this is up for discussion. A bk about abt 2 yng men in Glasgow in 1986, on the cusp adulthood with v different family lives who head to Manchester for a weekend of music and living life. Cut to 2017 + Tully has something to tell his best friend Jimmy which changes their lives. V evocative of the 80's and the joy of being young, nails the feeling of aging, lost youth and friendship. Definitely a memorable and moving read.

TrishB I loved this one ♥️ totally agree with your review, I related a lot to this. 2y
CarolynM Great review. I loved this one too. 2y
Cathythoughts Stacked! 2y
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mjtwo
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25 Feb-9 Mar 22
The first part of this book was very nostalgic for me - friends in their early 20s make haphazard plans to attend a music festival and we are privy to the drunken chaos that ensues. The second part I am fortunately yet to encounter - the imminent and premature death of one of those friends, from a time when we thought we were immortal. The questions around love, debts of friendship and dying with dignity are examined beautifully.

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Rissreads
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This book is outstanding, the writing is exquisite!
Quotes:
They say you know nothing at 18. But there are things you know at 18 that you will never know again.‘
We came into Manchester like air into Xanadu. The place was a state of mind to us and we saw cascades of glitter in ordinary things.‘
Pure uninhibited joy the first half and utter devastation in the second half.
Thankyou @CarolynM for gifting it to me it‘s now one of my new favourites!

CarolynM Glad you liked it too🙂 How have you been getting on in the ridiculously hot weather over there? 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Carolyn, thank you so much for this gift! I have stacked the book after seeing it in your favourite reads of the year, and how wonderful it is to receive a copy from you! Thank you, and I also appreciate the pretty cleaning cloth, I should use it to wipe my bookshelves but then it‘s too pretty to use!
Happy 2022! @CarolynM

CarolynM Wow, after all the trouble getting it posted it's arrived really fast! Hope you lile the book as much as I did. The cloth is good for glasses, if you wear them, or for screens🙂 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely! Look forward to your review ( when you get there 😄) . 2y
LeahBergen What a very lovely gift! 😊 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm @CarolynM oops! For glasses, okay, I do wear them. ☺️ Thank you! 😘 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @CarolynM I was surprised it arrived rather quick too! On another note, did you receive a mysterious parcel from BD? I ordered a book for you on 6 Dec. 🧐And there should be a card too, probably lost in transit. 😒 2y
batsy Lovely! That card is so cute 🐨 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @batsy Indeed! 🥰 I hope to read the book this year!😄 2y
CarolynM I got a lovely card from you last week, thank you. And a copy of Summerwater arrived before Christmas that no-one has claimed - was that from you? 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @CarolynM I‘m so glad both has arrived! Sorry I didn‘t see your post. You should be receiving another copy of Summerwater soon from BD (replacement copy). 🤦‍♀️ You could pass it on to your friend. 😘 2y
CarolynM I hope BD were replacing it not you. I have a friend who I think would like it very much so I will pass it on. Thank you again😘 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @CarolynM No worries, it‘s a replacement by BD. 😊 2y
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CarolynM
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#12booksof2021 #5thbookof2021 #May

My no.1 book of 2021. I loved the joyous youthful energy of the first part and the melancholy and tenderness of the second.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks good. 2y
sarahbarnes I haven‘t read this one - stacking! 2y
Rissreads I‘m very excited to read this! 🙏🏻 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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This book made my heart grow 3 sizes and then shattered it into a million pieces. I could barely read the last 20 pages due to the fog of my tears. So poignant and relatable. I loved everything about it. ❤️

vivastory Sold! 2y
squirrelbrain I loved this one too. 💔 2y
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory As a music lover, I think you‘ll really like this one. 2y
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Amiable Ok, now I need to stack this one. I‘m a sucker for the books that give me an emotional gut punch. 2y
Kalalalatja I have this in my stack to read before my baby comes. Your review just moved it further up the pile! 🙌 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Kalalalatja KATJA! So nice to “see” you! How does the baby feel about salty candy? 😉 2y
TrishB I loved this. The first half was just my life in the 80s. ♥️ 2y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB And mine in the 90s. Now you couldn‘t PAY me to go to a music festival. 👵🏼 2y
CarolynM Best book I read this year. 2y
Kalalalatja @MicheleinPhilly well, I have a feeling she loves it, because I‘m craving it 😅 but according to the health officials in Denmark, you should limit your intake of salty candy in pregnancy, since it can raise your blood pressure. Sooooo… there‘s that 😅 but luckily, she‘s a fan of chocolate, cake and everything sweet, too, so I‘m all set for now 😉 2y
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TrishB
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Oh I loved this one ❤️ the first part made me feel quite nostalgic, a lot was my 80s life -except obviously in Liverpool.
The second part was 💔 but so well written.
Thank you Cindy 😘

Cinfhen Yay!!!! I had a feeling this would speak to you xxxxxx 3y
TrishB @Cinfhen it definitely did ♥️ 3y
BarbaraBB Happy you liked it. When I read it I had to think of you so often! 3y
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TrishB @BarbaraBB I had waves of nostalgia in the first half that were really emotional! At that point in 1986 I was living in one of the poorest areas in the U.K. (Europe) and life was exactly like that. I vowed to get out but that person is always still there. Music, books, politics and friends ♥️ 3y
Cathythoughts Sounds like a wonderful read for you ❤️ 3y
shawnmooney Oooh I have had this one on my TBR for quite some time. I think I‘ll have to bump it way up almost to the top! And I‘m going to heart-bomb a certain @Cinfhen here too, just because. (If I can still remember how to do this stuff on Litsy… :-) 3y
Cinfhen Hi 👋 @shawnmooney 😘😘 #MyFirstAndOnlyLitsyCrush 🥰🥰🥰Hope all is well 3y
shawnmooney @Cinfhen Much better now...thanks to you! 😍 3y
TrishB @shawnmooney I really enjoyed it. 3y
TrishB @Cathythoughts it definitely was. 3y
CarolynM I grew up in a suburb almost entirely populated by migrants from the poorest parts of the U.K. Even though I'm on the other side of the world that first part, and the way it informed the second, was entirely relatable. As you say, music, books, politics, friends❤️ 3y
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TrishB
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#litsybookmail
Woohoo look what‘s arrived 😁
Thank you so much to my lovely friend Cindy- this must have been very quick- you‘ve only just read Ariadne!! Looking forward to these. 😘♥️

Cinfhen Yay❣️❣️❣️ enjoy 🎉🎉😘 3y
TrishB @Cinfhen I definitely will 😁❤️ 3y
persephone1408 I'm dying to read ariadne 3y
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TrishB @persephone1408 I think my daughter will grab that one first! 3y
squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 3y
Cathythoughts So lovely ❤️ 3y
TrishB @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts it definitely is ❤️ 3y
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BarbaraBB
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They were boys in the 80s and they lived life to the max. A highlight was Manchester‘s Festival of the 10th Summer. That weekend marked the end of their shared youth. Reality hits hard thirty years later when they‘re men with jobs and marriages and responsibilities. It makes them yearn for the days when they were young and invincible.
A great story about male friendship.

(Picture: Sifnos, Greece)

Cathythoughts Nice review! Beautiful picture ☀️ 3y
squirrelbrain Great review - and great view! 💙 3y
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed🙂 Looks like you're having a wonderful holiday. 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous view and nice review 👍 🚤 ☀️ 3y
Cinfhen Echoing the others!!! Perfect review and lovely photo 🥰I‘m glad this was a pick for you. Even though it‘s a story of best guy mates, I found it very relatable. 3y
IuliaC Nice review! Enjoy your holiday! 🌞 3y
BarbaraBB I loved The Smiths too back then. And I think it really describes male friendships. So much more easygoing than female ones (in my experience at least!) @Cinfhen 3y
BarbaraBB Have you read it @TrishB ? I think you might enjoy it too! 3y
TrishB Not yet! It‘s on its way via another friend ❤️ great pic ! 3y
Cinfhen 💯!! Guys can ALWAYS be friends without any DRAMA 3y
Megabooks Fantastic review!! 3y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Exactly! The drama makes me want to be a man at times 😂 3y
BarbaraBB @Megabooks 😊 thank you! 3y
KarenUK Lovely pic….. I really liked this book (and the Smiths!) too 👯‍♀️ (edited) 3y
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Cinfhen
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Stunning writing 🙌🏻🙌🏻
A story of male friendship from best mates to closet confidants
Part one set in 1980‘s ( when punk rock ruled 🇬🇧 and friends could fix anything
Part two - present day when you learn friends can‘t fix everything but the friendships of youth are unbreakable

squirrelbrain I loved this one too 💕 3y
Megabooks Great review! 3y
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KarenUK Soooooo good 💕 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
Cinfhen I totally thought of you too @KarenUK @squirrelbrain when I was reading and @JennyM @BarbaraBB 3y
JennyM @Cinfhen I loved this one too. Your book spidey sense is spot on! 😆😘 (edited) 3y
BarbaraBB Sounds fab and it‘s been awhile since I read Andrew O‘Hara! Have N and A arrived safely? 🤍 3y
Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻 I have it stacked already 3y
Cinfhen Yessssssssssss @BarbaraBB ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ 3y
Cinfhen I know my readers @JennyM @KarenUK xxxx 3y
TrishB Can‘t wait to read♥️ great review. Can‘t believe you‘re still finding reading time! 3y
Cinfhen The kids passed out from jet-lag on Saturday from 3pm -7:30pm @TrishB 3y
TrishB 😁 a nice little interlude then. 3y
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ElleMNOpe
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Mehso-so

Poignant, character-driven literary fiction about friendship, love, & grief. Atmospheric writing containing some wonderfully emotional moments & capturing the capriciousness of youth in post-punk era Britain. Told in two separate time periods, which disjointed the novel somewhat. A good read for those who love literary fiction & should be able to create an even deeper connection with those who grew up in Great Britain or have Scottish backgrounds.

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Cinfhen
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#BookMail Thanks to a wonderful review by @CarolynM and a total #CoverCrush I couldn‘t resist this one from #BookDepository

squirrelbrain I loved this one too! 3y
Cinfhen Yay!!! Good to know ♥️ @squirrelbrain 3y
CarolynM Enjoy! 3y
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Cinfhen It‘s a slim novel so I‘ll probably pick it up sooner than later @CarolynM 3y
KarenUK I adored this book. It‘s soooooo good 💕 3y
Cinfhen Oh, you loved it @KarenUK that gives me good hopes 💜💜💜 3y
TrishB Been on my watching list for a while! Will await your review 😁 3y
Cinfhen I‘ll keep u posted @TrishB 😘 3y
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CarolynM
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Very much a book of two halves. In the first it's 1986 and Jimmy, Tully and their Glasgow crew spend a weekend carousing through the pubs and clubs of Manchester in haze of drugs, booze, music in the exuberance of early adulthood. The second part, 30 years later, sees the ties of these old friendships tested in the face of mortality. It's seriously good. I loved it.

LeahBergen I‘ve been reading good things about this one. Nice review! 3y
Cathythoughts Yes , nice review! Stacked 👍🏻 3y
Centique Such a good review - I have it stacked already or else I would stack it again! 3y
Rissreads I‘ve already stacked it. Great review 👍🏼 3y
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RobinGustafson
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I received the first book in a book subscription my aunt gifted me for my birthday. Such fun packaging, and the selection is one I‘ve been wanting to read. Really cool

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JennyM
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So excited to start this 💥🙌💥 #currentlyreading

BarbaraBB I thought I was looking at 3y
JennyM @BarbaraBB it does look similar! Trying to distract myself from the US election news - what a crazy time! 3y
BarbaraBB Incredible. The madman. It‘s beyond me people still voted for him and what he stands for after the last four years. 3y
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TrishB @BarbaraBB @JennyM I can‘t believe the counting takes so long!! 3y
squirrelbrain I really liked this one - hope you do too! 3y
JennyM @TrishB @BarbaraBB it‘s total madness and such a process. Very different from the voting system I know. I‘ve learnt a heap this week! 3y
JennyM @squirrelbrain I have a feeling I‘m going to love it. I‘ve fallen easily in step with the writing already. Hope the job is going well and you are looking after yourself 😘 3y
squirrelbrain I much preferred the second half to the first so if you‘re already loving it... 😁 Thanks for asking about the job - bit stressful at the mo as we‘ve just had to close our 17 charity shops (again) due to second lockdown. It means a huge loss of income for us, and lots of work to furlough everyone... but I am trying to look after myself... how are you doing? 3y
Crazeedi @squirrelbrain sending a big hug 3y
JennyM @squirrelbrain it‘s so sad to see the UK in another lockdown. I hope it helps reduce the cases and you can start to look at safely reopening. I can only imagine how stressful it must be furloughing people. Big hugs. I‘m good thanks - just getting my head around the fact it‘s Nov already and I need to start thinking about Xmas! The longest but quickest year on record! 3y
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squirrelbrain
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This is most definitely a book of two halves. In the first half it is 1986; James and Tully and their mates go on a bender in Manchester. Whilst I enjoyed this part, it did feel a little bit derivative in places, like I‘d read it before.

The second half, when Tully rings James with some terrible news, I absolutely adored. It‘s a heartbreaking paean to male friendship, which then made me want to re-read and reflect on the first part again.

rockpools Sounds great - but not easy 😢 4y
JillR I read a review of this last week and was intrigued. Will read it based on your review! 4y
squirrelbrain It wasn‘t @rockpools - I did shed a tear or two, but so well written. 4y
squirrelbrain @JillR - it has had some good reviews hasn‘t it? I hope you enjoy it - I look forward to your thoughts. 4y
JillR Might take me a while to get to it 😬 but will tag you when I do! 4y
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Minervasbutler
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The first part of this novel is set in 1986 and is mainly taken up with a booze and drug-fueled weekend in 1986 as a gang of young lads from Glasgow descend upon Manchester.
Halfway through we skip forward 30 years and meet up with our heroes firmly into late middle age. I don't want to give spoilers but the book takes on a much more sombre hue. A lovely, honest, unsentimental paean to friendship.

RidgewayGirl That sounds good. I'll have to find a copy. 4y
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KarenUK
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Because of my job (bookseller) and Litsy, it‘s rare to find books #IreadbasedSOLELYontheircovers because usually I‘ve seen reviews or posts.... but here are #3books that I loved, and went in blind...

- Mayflies, because the cover reminded me of a cheerier A Little Life!
- The Regrets is striking and odd...🤷‍♀️
-Pew is a beautiful naked hardcover, and I had no idea what the embossed splodges of silver foil were.... 🤷‍♀️

All 3 were fantastic!

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool covers!! 4y
Freespirit I know none of these..so thanks for sharing! 4y
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KarenUK
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#popsummer20 #summerbeforecollege
A bittersweet story of lifelong friendships, nostalgia for youth, love and devastating loss, written with such heart, compassion and sensitivity.
It‘s the summer of 86, as a gang of young Glaswegians take a road trip for the ‘Festival of the 10th Summer‘. These lads are full of bravado and exuberance, formed by the books and music they love and the movies they endlessly quote..... (continued below 👇)

KarenUK Through the eyes of quiet Jimmy, and the charismatic Tully, we spend a wild weekend with them, as they dance, drink and joke the time away.
Jump forward 30 yrs and this friendship is no less significant to these men, as they face Tully‘s terminal illness and his final months.
Funny, moving and ultimately so heartbreaking, I loved it.
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KarenUK @TrishB I think you might really like this one... 4y
LeahBergen This sounds good! 4y
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Soubhiville Ooo, sounds like something I‘d love! (edited) 4y
Cinfhen Oh, this sounds fabulous 💕 4y
TrishB Stacked, this sounds great, not out here until 1 September. 4y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB It‘s not out here until March! Thank goodness for transatlantic 1-clicking! 4y
KarenUK @TrishB @MicheleinPhilly It‘s on NetGalley as “read now” if that helps.... 4y
TrishB @KarenUK @MicheleinPhilly I don‘t do netgalley.....too scared of all the books piling up and not wanting to read them 😱 4y
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