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#2017wrapup
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MatchlessMarie
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One last #2017wrapup before plunging forward into 2018. Here are some of my favorites of 2017. I was fortunate to not have read many pans this year. 🙌 #decktheshelves #favoriteoftheyear

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏 5y
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AmandaL
Good Reads: The Bath Short Story Award 2013 | Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, Andrew Blackman
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And finally I surpassed my GoodReads goal of reading 100 books by reading 148 books!

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SilversReviews Congrats!! 5y
Andrew65 Brilliant! 👏🙌 5y
Jas16 🙌🏽 5y
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WarpedSweetness Woot woot!!! 🎆🎉🎆🎊 5y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 5y
AmandaL @Redwritinghood Thank you! 5y
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AmandaL
Read Harder | Heidi Julavits, Ed Park
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I did complete my #ReadHarder2017 challenge! This is one of my favorite challenges because it makes me look for books I might not otherwise read, and I often wind up loving them. 💕

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WarpedSweetness Awesome! I'm doing the challenge for 2018 for the first time. I'm really looking forward to it. 5y
AmandaL @WarpedSweetness It's a great challenge! It makes me read books that are out of my wheelhouse. I may not love every book I read for it, but I love what I learn, and the perspective I gain. I can't wait to see what some of your choices are! 5y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 5y
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AmandaL
A to Z | Marie Sexton
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Well I almost finished my #LitsyAtoZ challenge. I was listening to the audiobook of Z, then switched cars, and never got back into it - maybe next year for that title. Other letters I had multiple entries for. Thanks for hosting @BookishMarginalia ! 😊

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Andrew65 Well done a great return! 👏 (edited) 5y
Jas16 🙌🏽 5y
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Bradleygirl
Untitled | Unknown
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Andrew65 A fantastic effort! Well done 👏 5y
Reviewsbylola Wow!! 🎉🎉🎉 5y
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Sweettartlaura
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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#2017wrapup
The Cocktail award is for the book I‘ve talked up most. Backman has a talent for capturing the thoughts we hide even from ourselves - he freezes those moments, giving us an intimate look at each character. These hidden truths drove him to write this book - to look at sports culture, at where it meets misogyny and homophobia. And I believe Beartown captures a writer at the moment he ascends into the top tier of writers writing today.

jolena_75 This is on my Popsugar challenge. I can‘t wait to read it. (edited) 5y
Sweettartlaura @jolena_75 It‘s. So. Good. Read it first! Come back & tell me what you think! 😊 5y
KellyK One of my favorite reads of2017. 5y
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Jerdencon One of my faves too! 5y
Cupofjo He is an amazing author! I have read every book of his I can get my hands on! 5y
Sweettartlaura @KellyK @Jerdencon @Cupofjo 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5y
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#2017wrapup
The STFU (‘cos I‘m listening to this!) award goes to my favorite audiobook. Sapiens is a history of our species. The author gives a long view that is dispassionate - he‘s not championing us, nor is he laying all blame at our feet: we‘re only animals, after all, and in the grand scheme of things, we‘re not even toddlers. Which makes our success and progression as a species gasp-worthy in ways both inspiring and worrisome.

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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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The Escher award is for the book that isn‘t what it seems. This year it‘s Queen of the Night. It‘s a rags-to-riches tale. Or is it a romance? Is the mystery at its beginning the crux? There‘s the war, & the intrigue of sex scandals with an emperor, making this historical fiction. At the center is a woman whose real name we never learn. And all of it is told as a stylized, taut page-turner. No wonder @Liberty loved it.

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Sweettartlaura
Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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The Jewel award goes to the book that was meant for me, and Meddling Kids gets it. This book could have been sheer nostalgia. But in Cantero‘s hands, it was so much more. Lovecraftian underworld gods and government coverups and the spirits of deceased friends all overlap in this story of first love, true friends, and an epic quest. Pick it up for the nostalgia - stay for the action - cherish it for the truths you find in it.

DGRachel Great review! I loved this one! 5y
Sweettartlaura Thanks, @DGRachel - glad you loved it too 😊 5y
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Sweettartlaura
Ad After Death | Scott Snyder
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The Happy Accidents award goes to the book/author I wasn‘t expecting to fall for. This year, it‘s Jeff Lemire. I really got into comics and graphic novels this year. I met Lemire through A.D. After Death. And I‘m signed on for Royal City. And the best part is there is SO MUCH he‘s done I can sift through. There is something very late-Gen X about his stuff that speaks to me without manipulating me via nostalgia. I just dig him.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Trillium, Descender, and Sweet Tooth are very much worth looking into as well! 5y
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