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The Strays
The Strays | Emily Bitto
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For readers of Atonement, a powerful and haunting story of three sisters and their friend who grow up on the outskirts of their parents' glamorous bohemian lifestyle. On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. Lily has never experienced anything like the Trenthams' home, where Evan and his wife have created a wild, makeshift family of like-minded artists, all living and working together to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930's Australia. An only child accustomed to loneliness, Lily soon becomes infatuated with the creative chaos of the Trenthams and aches to fully belong. Despite the Trenthams' glamorous allure, the artists' real lives are shaped by dire Faustian bargains and spectacular falls from grace. As the girls find themselves drawn closer to the white-hot flame of creativity, emotions and art collide with explosive consequences--and Evan's own daughters may be forced to pay a dangerous price for his choices.
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TheLibrarian
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Jas16 I love this cover 3mo
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Librarybelle
The Strays | Emily Bitto
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#7Books7Covers #CoverCrush Day 6

Anyone else want to play? Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days with no explanation.

KarenUK Love this cover and book! 😍 3mo
Melissa_J Oh, this one is pretty! 3mo
Kalalalatja Good choice! 3mo
youneverarrived Lovely 😍 3mo
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katreader
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“That summer in the Trentham household I could see a different future, one that I felt I might belong in. I felt that I was no longer on the periphery of a life I imagined to exist somewhere out of reach, but that I had broken out of some brittle carapace and was unfurling in the sunlight.” (This is the best thing I could be reading on a hot summer evening.) #summerreads #currentlyreading #historicalfiction

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katreader
The Strays | Emily Bitto
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My reading for the next 2 or 3 weeks. 😊 #tbr #tbrpile #libraryhaul #bookhaul #currentlyreading #bookstack

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Bindrosbookshelf
The Strays | Emily Bitto
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When I go secondhand book shopping, I go hard and then go home 😊
Money goes to a really important cause and I get cheaper books. Win win really, except for finding space for them all on my triple stacked bookcases...
#secondhandbookhaul #lifelinebookfest

Joanne1 All for a good cause. But don‘t shelve the tagged book. Put that beside your bed and read immediately. It‘s stunning. 6mo
Bindrosbookshelf @Joanne1 thanks for the tip! I‘m in a GR group reading through the Stella award winners so I‘m hoping it comes up sooner rather than later! 6mo
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Litlady
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Spring has sprung in Kentucky and April is also #AussieApril month! If you‘re into Book Tube, check out the fabulous Jaclyn; native Australian living and lawyering in Houston, TX for some great Aussie recc‘s. Tune in at: Jaclyn // Six Minutes For Me. Yay spring ... yay books! 😃🦋🌸📚🇦🇺

Mimi28 Glad you‘re back!! ❤️❤️❤️☀️☀️☀️ 8mo
Joanne1 I absolutely adore The Strays. Hope you enjoy both of these great Aussie reads. 8mo
Litlady @Joanne1 - So glad to hear! I‘ve only just started but I can tell it‘s going to be brilliant! Do you have other Aussie author recommendations? 😊📚🇦🇺 (edited) 8mo
Joanne1 @Litlady so many. I‘ll share just a few of my favourites. Geraldine Brooks (start with Year of Wonders), Chloe Hooper (non-fiction author); Sofia Laguna; Markus Zusak (his latest novel, bridge of clay, blew me away); Helen Garner (fiction and non-fiction, some really interesting true crime); Hannah Kent; Charlotte Wood; Rosalie Ham (the dressmaker especially, but her others are good too). I could go on but that will do for now. 8mo
Litlady @Joanne1 Thanks so much! I‘ve read March by G. Brooks and Hannah Kent is on my radar for Burial Rites and The Good People. So many wonderful selections here and feeling my TBR exploding but it‘s already at that point anyway ... there are worse problems - Lol! 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 8mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Becker Great pic 👍 8mo
RadicalReader Love the cover 8mo
LeeRHarry Yay #aussiefiction🇦🇺 😊 8mo
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KarenUK
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#timbittunes #coyote
@Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs
I LOVE Joni Mitchell madly..... and happened upon this bookriot article a few years ago, suggesting books to go along with this album.

https://bookriot.com/2016/11/25/joni-mitchells-blue-a-reading-list/
It lead me to my favorite book of 2017 (tagged)

I love the idea of matching an album to a reading list.... I‘ve seen playlists for books, but other than this one, not the other way around....💕🎧🎶📚

AmyG Thank you. Joni was my first musical love. 10mo
Cathythoughts Oh I love it 🥰 no regrets Coyote, we just come from such different sets of circumstance..... ♥️✨✨ 10mo
youneverarrived Thanks for posting! Shall have to check the list out 💙💙 10mo
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Weaponxgirl Thanks for this 🖤 10mo
Cinfhen That is so cool 💕thanks for sharing 10mo
TheKidUpstairs I love everything about this post. When I used to commute I'd already match my music to my reading. And the first book in the article is one of my favourites 10mo
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Kalalalatja
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Emily Bitto paints a picture of #LaVieBoheme with her story of Lily, who befriends Eva and Eva‘s sisters. Eva‘s father is an Australian painter, and the whole family lives a very different life from Lily‘s unremarkable working-class life.

This was a great read - intense and interesting 👌

#MusicalNewYear

Cinfhen @KarenUK LOVED this book!!! It‘s been previously stacked 💕💕great choice 11mo
ju.ca.no And it looks pretty😍 11mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it was really great! I expected it to be highbrow and very “literary”, but it was readable and beautiful. And short! 👍 11mo
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Kalalalatja @ju.ca.no it really does 👌 11mo
JennyM I enjoyed this one. 11mo
shelf-devoted This was such an excellent read - so immersive. 11mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 11mo
neet_reads I love this edition‘s cover 😍 11mo
vivastory This sounds wonderful. Stacked! 11mo
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Rissreads
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#ozfiction
This is the second book I have read this year that involved art and again I found myself searching up artworks and artists on google. I loved the story, the characters and especially the writing:
‘It was windy, and men held their hats by the brim as if greeting everyone they passed. Women clasped their flapping coats around them, pulling children behind them like fallen kites.‘
Thanks for gifting me this beautiful book @LapReader 💙

gradcat So love the cat 🐈 😍❤️ 12mo
LapReader I‘m so pleased you love it as much as I do. I‘m obsessed with Sunday Reed. Perhaps you would also like the book Autumn Laing? 12mo
Rissreads @gradcat Her name is Crookshanks, she is beautiful 💚 12mo
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Rissreads @LapReader I just looked up Sunday Reed. Her living arrangements does sound familiar to those in the book. So was this where the author got her inspiration/idea for the story? 12mo
LapReader Sure was. 12mo
gradcat That she is!! 😍😍😍 12mo
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Rissreads
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These will probably be my last 2 books of the year! I have picked these 2 as they were picked for me in book swaps.
The strays by @LapReader in the #Diwalibookswap
Relatively famous by @CarolynM in the #StuffedStockingSwap
I can‘t wait to get started!!!!!!!
💙💛🧡❤️💚💜

KarenUK The Strays is sooooooo good! 💕 12mo
CarolynM Enjoy! 12mo
Rissreads @CarolynM I am enjoying this so far, it‘s got me sucked in! 12mo
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Blaire
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Friendship, art, family, I was drawn into the Trentham‘s world. Evan is a famous artist pushing against conventions in the Australian art world in the 1940s. He and his wife form an artists‘ commune and Lily, as a teen, lives with them due to her friendship with their daughter Eva. She captures the vividness and destructiveness that ensues as this chosen family reveals its faults. Art by Ande Kempnich an Australian artist and my uncle‘s partner.

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Blaire
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Sneaky reading last night. My daughter is transitioning to a toddler bed because her brother broke the side of the crib when he climbed in it. That 50 lb wait limit is legit. He weighs 52 pounds. I‘m lying next to her in the dark waiting for her to fall asleep. #momsgottoread

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KarenUK
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#Nofemmeber #badselfportrait
Today‘s song gives me ANOTHER excuse to recommend my favorite book I read last year!
I love this story of female friendship, art and parental narcissism, set in 1930‘s Australia.
Lily is a loner until she meets the vibrant daughters of well-known artist Evan Trentham. When the Trenthams open their home as an artists commune, their daughters and Lily bear the brunt of their neglectful parenting to devastating effect.

Cinfhen Awesome graphics and I know....I NEED to read this book already 13mo
BookBabe ❤️🎨 13mo
Reviewsbylola This has been on my TBR! 13mo
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Billypar Great summary! It does sound like a good one ☺️👍 13mo
JennyM Ooo, great pick. Never even thought of this one. Awesome read! 13mo
Blaire I‘m about halfway through this and this undercurrent of tension keeps building...can‘t wait to find out what happens! 12mo
KarenUK @Blaire Hope you love this one! 🤞💕 12mo
Blaire @KarenUK stayed up late to finish this one! So good!! 12mo
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AnneCecilie
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This was the first book I thought of for #Australia. I loved this debut and will definitely read her next novel #AugustIsATrip

Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to this one 👍🏻❤️ 1y
AnneCecilie @Cathythoughts you really have something to look forward to 1y
vkois88 Looks good! 1y
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Christine89
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#deweyjuly photo challenge day 4: Best of 2018 so far. This book is a solid 5 star read that really stands out against the perfectly fine, but average books that I have read so far this year. #readathon

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CarolynM
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"Can't stand" is probably too strong, but I was frustrated by this one because I thought there was a much better book in there struggling to get out. #unpopularopinion

EadieB @CarolynM YOU by Caroline Kepnes seems to be liked by a lot of people but it‘s nothing but explicit sex and language and I consider it porn! Way too graphic which is so unnecessary! (edited) 2y
Libby1 @CarolynM - yes, isn‘t that frustrating when that happens? I just finished Smile yesterday, which could have been almost perfect but, like @EadieB mentioned, had lots of unnecessary, explicit sex scenes. 2y
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BookaholicNatty
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@MrsMalaprop it came it came it came!!!!!!! After a super hard exam and three quizzes yesterday it was a long day so to have this show up was the most perfect timing ever!!!! Thank you so much!!! I can‘t wait to read this. It‘s actually going to go with me as one of my books for vacation in a few weeks! Thank you thank you thank you!!!! ❤️❤️😍😘😘Your kindness is amazing! So grateful to get to know you thru Litsy! ❤️😘

suvata Litsy people are THE BEST 2y
MrsMalaprop Oh yay! You are most welcome. Happy vacation reading 🇦🇺📚👏😗. #ozfiction 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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Hi @BookaholicNatty 😊. A copy of this lovely is making its way to you. #ozfictiongiveaway #winners
I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading 📚😁🙌.

BookaholicNatty Yay!!!!!! The cover is absolutely gorgeous! I can‘t wait to get it and start reading❤️Thank you soooo much! 😘😘 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Thanks @MrsMalaprop for the chance to win in your #ozfictiongiveaway! I'd love to read The Strays- it sounds like a very interesting book! Congratulations on the milestone!

MrsMalaprop Thanks for entering 😊. 2y
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AmyG
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Congrats on your milestone! And thank you for your #ozfictiongiveaway.

I‘d love to read the tagged book. I had picked one @LeeRHarry had suggested, but he‘s sending me an extra copy! This book has been on my tbr for a while. It‘s gotten good reviews and sounds so interesting.
@MrsMalaprop

LeeRHarry Nooo pick another one - hehe! I‘ll send you this one as I have a spare copy of Eucalyptus - sorry my brain took awhile to process 🤦‍♀️ 2y
AmyG Thank you @LeeRHarry 👊🏻 2y
MrsMalaprop Awesome 👍. So your entry is The Strays, not Eucalyptus right? I‘ve had Eucalyptus on my TBR shelf for years. Really need to get to it... 2y
AmyG @MrsMalaprop Yes...The Strays. Thank you! 2y
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BookaholicNatty
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Congrats @MrsMalaprop hitting 20K!! Such a huge milestone! Well done and well deserved! Here is to 20k more! I haven‘t read a lot Australian authors so The Strays is what I picked! It‘s looks really good! Thanks again for this giveaway! You are the best! 😘😘🌸🌺 #ozfictiongiveaway

MrsMalaprop Thanks for participating 😊👍. 2y
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TheWordJar
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1. Just starting The Strays for #LMPBC #GroupJ.
2. I wasn‘t read to as a child, but we lived across the street from our public library. My mom would take me over there almost every week. She always had a big stack of books. It was also the first place I could walk to on my own, so I went a lot.
3. I love night reading, but really, all-day every day.
4. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. I‘ll always wonder how Neni is doing.

#ManicMonday

JoScho 📚😊❤️ 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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A story of the Australian art world in the 1930s. An Arty family living an alternative life in conservative times. A story of girlhood friendship. And what happens when it all goes wrong.

What a debut. Not surprised it won the #StellaPrize in 2015. #ozfiction

Cathythoughts Sounds good. Great review, stacking 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Cinfhen @KarenUK fave ❤️ 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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The perks of my husband going into work late ☕️📖🛏. Shame I have to get up in five to get the kids to school. Later my pretty...

Hoping to finish this quality #ozfiction today. 🇦🇺

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KarenUK
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#4NEWfavesin4days Day 1

(New to me in the last year)

Cinfhen You really have been talking up this book!!! It‘s probably time to start looking for it!!! 2y
MrsMalaprop Ooh, I‘m reading this right now! 2y
KarenUK Hope you enjoy it 👍 @MrsMalaprop (edited) 2y
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Kalalalatja
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I was a little intimidated going into this book, because I was afraid it was going to be artsy and high brow. Instead, it ended up being utterly brilliant and thought provoking. I felt like a fly on the wall in the Trentham household, and I couldn‘t stop myself from turning the pages to find out what was going on.

This book is an exploration of female friendship, sisterhood, growing up and love, and I fell completely in love with it ❤️

KarenUK So glad you loved it... such a great book 👍💕 2y
ephemeralwaltz Yay! Its cover is gorgeous and I've been eyeing this one for some time. 2y
ephemeralwaltz And gorgeous photo! 2y
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DivineDiana Artful grouping. ❤️ 2y
saresmoore Great review! 2y
batsy Gorgeous review and photo 💙 2y
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 2y
rohit-sawant Awesome review! 2y
Kalalalatja @KarenUK @ephemeralwaltz @DivineDiana @saresmoore @batsy @TrishB @rohit-sawant thanks everyone! I love it when a book ends up exceeding your expectations, and it doesn‘t hurt when it is a very photogenic book as well 👌 2y
erzascarletbookgasm What a lovely cover and great review! 2y
emilyhaldi Nice review!! 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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#ReadingResolutions @Jess7 #Memory #Currentlyreading #Ozfiction

Making a start on this #StellaPrize winner that‘s been waiting patiently on my #tbr shelf.

Given that the first chapter opens with,
“This is how I recall it”
I think that #memory is going to feature heavily in this debut Australian novel. 🤗📚

CarolynM I read this when it first came out (before it won the prize). I'll be really interested to hear what you think of it. 2y
Eva2 Ohh I really liked that that book! Hope you enjoy it too 😀 2y
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Kalalalatja
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I‘m reading these two books at the moment, and they are complimenting each other rather nicely. I can see a lot of what O‘Toole is saying about females and feminity in the characters and relationships of The Strays 👌

#currentlyreading

Sophoclessweetheart Oi Frog! 🐸😹😹 2y
JoScho Both these covers are great! 2y
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Johanna414
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JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TheWordJar Cutest postal worker ever!! 2y
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Johanna414
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@EliNeedsMoreShelves I‘m so glad you chose this book so I had to read it! It probably never would have crossed my radar otherwise and I‘m really glad to have read it. That‘s all I‘m going to say about it now - my review is in the back of the book 😊
#LMPBC #GroupJ
@TheWordJar @Rachbb3

DeleteAcct Excited for this one! 2y
Jess7 Awww!! 2y
TheWordJar Can‘t wait for this one! And what an adorable book model! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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KirstieE What a cute picture ! 😭❤ 2y
EliNeedsMoreShelves That baby 😍😍😍 2y
EliNeedsMoreShelves And I'm so glad you enjoyed it! 2y
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Johanna414
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I am within 30 pages of finishing both of these books - now if I could just get both children to sleep at the same time for just an hour... 😂

Chelsea.Poole I have the same struggles!! 2y
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Johanna414
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Today is Nina‘s one month birthday and my 29th birthday! We‘re celebrating with snuggles and a book while the guys take a nap.

JoScho Happy birthday to you and one month to that sweetness! Hope your day is filled with happiness and love 💕 2y
JulieAnn So precious!! Happy Birthday! What a beautiful little girl! 2y
Merethebookgal Happy birthday! 2y
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SassyBookworm Happy Birthday!!! She is just precious!!! 🎀💗🎂🎉 2y
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂! 2y
Cinfhen Awww, happy birthday and congrats on hitting the one month mark💖💖💖💖 2y
JaclynW Happy birthday to you! And one month! She's beautiful! So precious! 2y
LiteraryinLititz Enjoy the extra special day! 2y
Tamra Cutie! 2y
DebinHawaii Happy Birthday! 🎊🎁🎈🎉🎂 And Happy One-Month!! 🌸👶🏻💕 2y
Purrfectpages Happy birthday and happy one month day! 2y
Jas16 Happy Birthday!🎂🎁🎈🎉 2y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 2y
megt Happy birthday! 2y
Eggs Beautiful star-sweeper 2y
Johanna414 @Eggs I‘ve never heard that term “Star-sweeper” before 2y
Eggs 😍😍That's what newborns do-sweep the stars ✨✨✨ 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕💕 2y
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Johanna414
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Sneaking in a little reading time with the snuggles this afternoon. Don‘t mind the bloodshot eye where the little guy accidentally elbowed me this morning...
I‘m really enjoying this book so far! #LMPBC #GroupJ
@TheWordJar @EliNeedsMoreShelves @Rachbb3

Samplergal I liked it. Your baby is dear. Enjoy both. 2y
Chelsea.Poole Books and babes...the best ♥️ 2y
RaimeyGallant He's got some strength in that little jabber. 2y
Centique Awww what a cutey 😍 2y
TheWordJar Awww! The best way to read! Enjoy those snuggles! 2y
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Johanna414
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@EliNeedsMoreShelves it‘s here!! Can‘t wait to get started, as soon as I finish Salem‘s Lot
@TheWordJar I didn‘t take a photo, but yours is in the mail. Sorry it took a little longer than I had planned to get it to you!
#LMPBC #GroupJ

EliNeedsMoreShelves That baby is so cute I barely even noticed the book!! 😍😍😍 2y
CouronneDhiver Cutie! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TheWordJar No problem! I‘m just sending mine out today! 2y
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UrsulaMonarch So cute!!! 2y
Ddzmini Awe 😍 2y
BookaholicNatty Absolutely adorable!!!! 2y
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auntie_jenn
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this one kept crossing my path, so i finally stopped and read it. 4⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Deborah42
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Lily, now a middle-aged woman, reminisces about her childhood friendship with Eva and her infatuation with Eva‘s bohemian parents.

Lily loved being one of the strays in the Trentham‘s artist commune in Australia during the 1930s. As a child, she looked up to Eva‘s glamorous mother and desperately wished to be included in the family. Unfortunately, their creative utopia eventually soured.

The descriptive writing drew me in.

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Not going to say a lot because I'm getting ready to send this off to its next #LMPBC stop, but......

Hooo, boy, this is a good one! #readingwomenchallenge

@Johanna414 this beauty is on it's way to you today!

#GroupJ @TheWordJar @Rachbb3

MrsMalaprop I bought a beautiful hard copy of this a few months back. I need to get to it. 2y
DebReads4fun Gorgeous cover! 2y
Johanna414 Can‘t wait! 2y
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Lyn-Mara
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Reading through my lunch hour. Found an old bookmark my elementary school teacher had given me. 💛

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LiteraryJackalope
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“An artist is someone who sees the structures of order and recognizes them as arbitrary.”

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Expandingbookshelf
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“What drew Eva and me together was our shared sense of imagination. Hers was formed from rich materials, mine from poor; hers developed over endless hours in the exotic garden kingdom she inhabited with her sisters, mine over hours alone. But the end result was the same, and each recognized it in the other.”

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Okay the screenshot wasn't that effective. My January reading:

1. The Strays
2. Free food for millionaires (although to be fair I read most of it in 2017)
3. Crooked House
4. Station Eleven
5. Mimi and Toutou go forth
6. A God in Ruins
7. Raven Black

Such a good month! Station Eleven and A God in Ruins were 5-star literary fiction reads for me, with The Strays a little behind them but still very good, and I discovered Ann Cleeves!

Andrew65 A great month. I love Ann Cleeves‘ Shetland Series, Just Finished Book 7. 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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CarolynM I'll be really interested in what you think of The Strays. 2y
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Thebookishpanda
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Got it because of the cover, and it ended up being a really enjoyable read. So yay 😄

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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🌟🌟🌟🌟I can now see why this book was so popular. It took me a little while to get into it, but around 40% the writing became even better for me and the story really drew me in. 🎨

Cinfhen Good to know.... 2y
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2BR02B
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Mehso-so

My last novel of 2017. I appreciated the focus on women's roles and female friendship, but in the end this felt slightly undercooked to me. I didn't get a feel for the magnetism of Lily and Eva's friendship, and the art aspect came off as incidental and a bit shallow. It's still reasonably compelling, and quite readable for a debut, so I'll look into the author's future works with interest.

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moarbookspleaze
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1. Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockheart. 2. The History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. 3. Hunger by Roxane Gay 4. Jesmyn Ward @GypsyKat

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KarenUK
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#litsyquestions @GypsyKat
1. Another vote for Born a Crime
2. Not released this year, but favorite fiction I read was The Strays...
3. Cork Dork
4. Sarah Waters

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This was my husband getting a little bit of reading done on the plane yesterday, while I of course got nothing done as I was trying to keep my one-year-old busy on my lap 😢 We're back in South Africa, our apartment is an epic mess and I have a ton of work to do (I'm a freelancer and something just came in a few days ago).. So not a lot of reading happening around here.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hi! I‘m Misty! Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it! 💞 2y
DrexEdit Hi @MommyWantsToReadHerBook! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa sent me over. Very glad to make a new reader friend today! 😊 🙌 2y
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy @MommyWantsToReadHerBook !!! It's a very special place💕💕 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for the shoutout @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and welcome @MommyWantsToReadHerBook great name😂😊my babies are older now but they still want their mommy 😉 2y
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and welcome to Litsy @MommyWantsToReadHerBook , I‘m sure you‘ll love it here like the rest of us. Others to meet include @CrowCAH @Melissa_J @robinb @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @jpmcwisemorgan @sarah83 @Karkar @batsy @CareBear 2y
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IamIamIam Thanks, @carebear!!! Welcome to my favorite place ever, @MommyWantsToReadHerBook!!! You're going to love it! I see a lot of Litten friends being tagged! Check out @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders @BookwormAHN @LitsyHappenings @diovival @EchoLogical @Mdargusch @mrozzz @GypsyKat And so many more!!! 2y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here. It's a great bookish community. 😊📚🎉 Thank you for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! 2y
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CrowCAH @Andrew65 thanks for the tag 😊! Welcome @MommyWantsToReadHerBook to the great Litsy community!!! Friends to follow @GondorGirl @sammisho @tea.n.books @Lmstraubie 2y
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sammisho Welcome to Litsy! I have been there...trying to read while trying to wrangle small ones! Mine are 5 and 11 now, it does get better! I was just telling @Smangela that I didn't read a book until mine were 3! @tpixie @BrainyHeroine @Mommamanzi are also good littens to follow! 2y
batsy Thank you for the tag @Andrew65 and welcome, @MommyWantsToReadHerBook ! 2y
MrBook Aww, good luck getting settled back in, and welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @MommyWantsToReadHerBook ! (Thank you for the tag, @IamIamIam ☺️.) 2y
tpixie @sammisho thx for the tag!! @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Welcome! This is a great place to be! Even if you can‘t read, you can scroll though and fill your TBR pile!! School, work, and children have all interrupted my reading the years! Sometimes I could only read magazines- like short stories- but you‘ll get more time later!! Enjoy your little one!! 2y
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!! Thank you @Andrew65 for the tag. 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Thanks @tpixie! Thank goodness for Kindle and a baby that still nurses 😊 2y
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Smangela @sammisho @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Litsy helped me get my book fix even when I couldn‘t read or didn‘t have the energy to ♥️ ♥️ 2y
kspenmoll Welcome to Litsy! Hope you settle in quickly; not so easy with a one year old! 2y
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MinDea Thanks for the tag @kspenmoll ! Welcome to Litsy!!! 2y
LeahBergen Thanks for he tag, @Andrew65 😘 and welcome to you, @MommyWantsToReadHerBook ! 👋🏻 2y
heikemarie Thanks @BookwormAHN !! Welcome to the amazing community here, your username made me laugh! :) 2y
megt Thank you for the tag @kspenmoll ! And wonderful to have you here, Salomé! 2y
Lmstraubie Welcome @MommyWantsToReadHerBook! The time will come again for reading - just hang in there. I hope your weekend is going well 😊 I love your Litsy handle 😁 Thanks @CrowCAH for tagging me! 2y
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