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Daisey
She | H Rider Haggard
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Mehso-so

This one has been on my TBR for a while for a few reasons, and I‘m glad I chose audio when I finally got to it. Overall, it was an interesting listen with key aspects of many adventure stories but also some slow parts that would have made it a long print read.

#audiobook #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown January 2022

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jenniferw88
The Stranger | Albert Camus
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Librarybelle Thanks for posting! 2d
Daisey This has been on my TBR for #1001books, but I didn‘t realize the setting. Thanks for sharing! 2d
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llwheeler
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Pickpick

My last book for #fourfoursin21 (late but oh well) for the epistolary prompt, as this book is entirely an epistolary novel. @Lauredhel

I really enjoyed this, though almost all the men are terrible (hello patriarchy) and at times I found Evelina's discomfort with the situations she's in pretty uncomfortable to read. I'd never read Burney before and will give her others a try.

Also this is the 100th book I've read from the #1001books list 🎉

llwheeler *for the correspondent prompt, bc the book is epistolary 1w
readordierachel 100 books from the list! Well done 👏🏼 1w
llwheeler @readordierachel thanks! 🙂 1w
Lauredhel Maybe you're not eligible for the prize, but still congratulations for finishing! 1w
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AshleyHoss820
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Pickpick

Oh my GOSH. This is going on the list of books that stay in the forefront of my consciousness for the rest of my life. This novel examines how we look at sanity & also how we approach life itself. Do we value our lives more when faced with the loss of it? Veronika decides to die, but she awakens in an asylum & is told she only has days to live. The impact this has on Veronika & the other inmates is what follows & it‘s lovely. 213/1,001 #1001Books

BarbaraBB I loved this book too 🤍 1w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Yay!! I love when that happens! ☺️ It was just so good and thought-provoking! 1w
BarbaraBB Such an original book, while I am not a real Coelho fan. 1w
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AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB This is my first Coelho, and I was very nervous because he gets pretty mixed reviews. There‘s quite a few of his works on The List too! (edited) 1w
BarbaraBB Indeed! I wouldn‘t have read this one if it weren‘t on the list to be honest but I am very glad I did! 1w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB I‘m a little nervous to read his other books since I enjoyed this one so much! McEwan is another List author I go back and forth with. I loved Black Dogs and Amsterdam but had a hard time with Enduring Love. 1w
BarbaraBB Same re McEwan. And he has so many books on the list! My favorites are Atonement and 1w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB I‘m super glad to hear you like those because I still have those to read! I was thinking of sneaking in Child in Time and see how it goes! 😄 1w
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BarbaraBB
Spinning | Tillie Walden
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squirrelbrain Happy New Year Barbara! 🥳 2w
batsy Happy New Year! ❤️🥂 2w
LeeRHarry Happy New Year 🥳 2w
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TrishB Happy new year 🥂🎉 2w
youneverarrived Happy New Year 🥂❤️ 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2w
readordierachel Happy New Year! ❤🎉 2w
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Have a very happy new year Helen ❤️ 2w
BarbaraBB @youneverarrived You too! With a lot of changes again! Make the most of it 🤍 2w
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sprainedbrain
Of Love and Shadows | Isabel Allende
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My last audiobook of 2021 was also my #AAM book for Allende and another #1001books selection.

I love Allende‘s writing style, and this one manages to be beautiful while also being sad, a little bit gross at times, and a lot bit politically terrifying.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Daisey I still have yet to read anything by Allende. I should have checked the list and used that to motivate me in December. 2w
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Daisey
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I finished my December reading with the tagged audiobook, and it was a great nonfiction choice. With it, I managed to include at least one nonfiction every month this year. I had an overall great reading month with 20 completed books, making it my best #BookSpinBingo this year. That includes 5 #1001books, several MG/YA choices for the #TRS2021 list, and a few Christmas audiobooks as well.

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats

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Daisey
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I read another short story today to bring my #1001books total for 2021 to 36 plus 3 rereads. This brings me to a cumulative total of 174 books from the list.

A few were included for #FoodAndLit, and many were completed with the #Reading1001 group on Goodreads. However, I‘ll admit I wasn‘t great about reviewing or participating in discussion there. It includes all 12 of this year‘s #TBRTakedown books.

#1001books #2021Stats #ReadingStats

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AshleyHoss820
The Piano Teacher | Elfriede Jelinek, Joachim Neugroschel
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Pickpick

This book is tough to read. It will not appeal to most. It takes all the wounds and injuries we inflict on each other in the name of love & presents them as a physical reality. Erika Kohut is a possession. She has associated love with submission and pain. In the hands of a competent Dom, she would have blossomed. Often, in our desperate need for a connection, we end up repelling others. Such a sad book. ⚠️ Self-harm, violence 212/1,001 #1001Books

BarbaraBB I couldn‘t finish this one 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB I can honestly understand that! It is a very tough read! 3w
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AshleyHoss820
Faces In The Water | Janet Frame
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Pickpick

This book broke me. Istina Mavet, our narrator, details her time in two mental asylums. The treatment of the inmates by society, their families, the staff, and each other is so painfully realistic. It‘s a sad, frustrating, disturbing, beautiful read. The prose alone is worth the effort. 211/1,001 #1001Books

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