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BarbaraBB
The Little Snake | A.L. Kennedy
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This charming little book is a modern fairytale. One day Mary meets a small golden snake called Lanmo, and they become friends. As the years pass, life becomes hard for Mary. The city grows colder and darker. Wars start, bombs fall and eventually Mary and her parents are forced to flee their home. Lanmo tries to keep them safe.

Thanks again for this lovely gift Helen, I read it with a cup of your Morrocan tea 🤍

#192025 #2016

Librarybelle Glad you liked this one! It wasn‘t for me, but I‘ve heard so many others who liked it! 3w
BarbaraBB @Librarybelle I really did. I read that it is being compared to The Little Ofoncd and that is a book I didn‘t like at all 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! 3w
JamieArc What a gorgeous cover 😍 3w
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Librarybelle
Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Told from the perspective of four young adults, this #historicalfiction novel chronicles the final days of WWII and the refugees fleeing the Russian advance. It‘s spellbinding, horrific, and deeply emotional. Sepetys has a way with words and the hook that keeps you reading. I loved this one. #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead

#TeenAngst #BBRC

#19822022 #2016

LeeRHarry Loved this one too. 4mo
LibrarianRyan I can't bring myself to read this after the author killed me with Between Shades of Gray. 4mo
Librarybelle @LibrarianRyan I understand - this one is also have tissues at the ready 4mo
Librarybelle @LeeRHarry ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Jerdencon I‘ve read some of her others and I loved this one too. 4mo
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Sresendez12
3 a.m. | Nick Pirog
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Need a fast, hilarious, mystery series to read? This one is fantastic and all 5 books are included in your audible membership. Henry Bins is only awake an hour a day and in the first book, he witnesses a murder that he must solve. He develops a laugh out loud relationship with a cat and works to solve a mystery with only an hour a day. Can‘t wait for the next book this summer! #19822022 #2013 #2014 #2015 #2016 #doublespin #february

Librarybelle This sounds very interesting! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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BarbaraBB
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This is the personal recount of Matar in search of his father and the country he was born, #Libya. His father‘s resistance towards the Libyan dictatorship ended in his imprisonment and disappearance, and tore the family apart. The book jumps in time to phases and places in the author‘s life, always searching for or escaping from the memory of both his father and his country. Definitely no easy read.

#19822022 #2016 #ReadingAfrica2022 🇱🇾

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mdm139
The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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Read with my youngest for homeschool. We loved it and wanted to read more so we are glad there is a sequel. #19822022 #2016 @Librarybelle

BrittanyReads I love his picture book 6mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! 6mo
WJCintron I have both!!! I want to read it because I'm afraid of robots. Seriously!!! And I want to read it to like.... you know, see if I can see robots in a different light? 😬 6mo
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Simona
Small Country | Gael Faye
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Heartbreaking story about civil war, genocide in #Burundi and #Rwanda told through the eyes of a growing up boy who is dealing with his family falling apart, his gang of friends started to be more interesting in different things than he is, his country becomes more and more dangerous … Sad story, but at the same time - very warm.
#ReadingAfrica2022
#19822022 #2016

Cinfhen Sounds good!! #Stacked 7mo
Librarybelle I love that cover! 7mo
Simona @Librarybelle Me too, because this cover really well represents one important moment from Gabriel life. 7mo
Simona @Cinfhen I think that you will actually like it 😘 7mo
Cinfhen Oh, yay!! Thanks xx 7mo
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BarbaraBB
The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz
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Another tough read. A kind of Kafka in #Egypt. Governments and bureaucracy are hidden behind a gate and people are queuing to ask their questions and requests for all kinds of basic human rights. The gate never opens though and people spend their lives just waiting in line.

#pop22 #NameOfABoardGameInTitle #FoodAndLit #ReadingAfrica2022 🇪🇬
#19822022 #2016 #52BooksIn52weeks #AuthorWithXYZinTheirName

Librarybelle Look at all of those challenge prompts for this one!! 7mo
squirrelbrain Wow, so many prompts! Shame about the book…. 😬 7mo
Megabooks Sad because it sounds good in theory. Sometimes execution is everything! 7mo
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vivastory This has been on my shelves forever... 7mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory No rush needed if you ask me, but maybe @Liz_M review makes you think differently! 7mo
Liz_M 😉Book twins! 7mo
Reggie Oof, sounds rough. 7mo
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28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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Missusb
Words in Deep Blue | Cath Crowley, Wyatt North
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2016 saw the start of my association with Riverbend Books Standing Orders. Pauline and I read across four categories to provide 4 quality books in 4 categories once a month to schools. I am grateful to her for giving me back my sense of purpose. I finished my MEd and I read 36 #loveozya novels. Words in Deep Blue is my pick because it explores grief and uses books! And Bookshops! And the power of words! It‘s wonderful. #tenbooksonedecade #2016

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