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Rachel_nyc
The Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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I‘ll start by saying I am a sucker for a good multi-generational story! The characters are very “unique” and it did take me some time to get into this one but I loved learning more about Zambian history and reading about these families and how they interconnect. The last section veered off in an unexpected direction but I still found it interesting and relevant to what is happening in the world. #aty2019

Ruthiella 😃 Yay! I have this sitting on my shelf! Hopefully I‘ll get to it this Fall. 1mo
Rachel_nyc @Ruthiella I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts. It almost feels like 2 novels in one because it switches from a more traditional multi generational historical fiction to a near future tech novel but I enjoyed it! 1mo
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LauraRenae
My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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The last 50 pages definitely made the book. Guessed one twist but not the other. #ATY2019

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LauraRenae
The Chestnut Man: A Novel | Soren Sveistrup
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Pretty excited about my Saturday afternoon activities #libraryrun #weekend #readathon #ATY2019

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Mindyrecycles
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#readinggoals I have 3 of these on the go and for book club, my friend picked the two plays. Virginia Woolf will be a reread which is fine because it‘s great. I don‘t know anything about God of Carnage. These will probably be it for September. Some count for my ongoing #gilmoregirlsreadingchallenge and #aty2019 #selfimprovementsept

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Rachel_nyc
Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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I loved Lilac Girls and was excited to read a WWI novel by the same author. I enjoyed the story, particularly the parts in Russia, but the varying perspectives were awkwardly done. This was fine otherwise but not really memorable. The photo is from a recent sunset boat ride and felt it appropriate for an immigrant story. #aty2019

BarbaraBB Such a great picture! Don‘t know the book. 1mo
Rachel_nyc @BarbaraBB Thanks! It was such a beautiful evening and sunset! I would recommend the author‘s book Lilac Girls which is a WWII novel about women in Ravensbruck concentration camp. I wonder if the author was pushed by her publisher, due to that book‘s success, to follow it up with this “prequel”? The books have very little in common other than a main character in this one is the mother of a main character in the other. 1mo
BarbaraBB Thanks! I‘ll check out Lilac Girls first! 1mo
Liz_M Beautiful picture! 1mo
Rachel_nyc @Liz_M Thanks Liz! 1mo
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LauraRenae
Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Compulsively readable but just not nearly as emotionally involved as some of the author‘s other books. #ATY2019 #blackcover

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BarbaraBB
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Four sisters move to the jungle of the Congo with their parents. The father is a fanatic missionary. All deal differently with this new reality that has an impact on the rest of their lives.
What I enjoyed about this book was all I learned about Congo‘s history. It felt so real that the country grew on me a bit as well. Also the characters are great (Rachel is hilarious)! For me the book could have had a 100 pages less though. #1001books #ATY2019

Ruthiella I loved this one too! 😀 2mo
TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 (edited) 2mo
sisilia Leah is my hero! 😻 but I enjoyed finding wrongly-used words that Rachel dropped here and there.. it‘s so fun! 2mo
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BarbaraBB @sisilia Yeah, Leah is really cool and interesting. Rachel is so politically incorrect it made me laugh out loud! 2mo
MEGR I must have read that book 15 years ago and I STILL think about the ants 🐜 from the book whenever I see one in my own home! 2mo
BarbaraBB @MEGR Oh yes, those ants 😱 2mo
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BarbaraBB
The Other | Thomas Tryon
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Great idea Megan, to share our #20booksby2020! These are some of my choices of books to read before the end of the year. They are #bookerprize nominated books, books from the #1001books list, one to be read for the #nyrbbookclub and books for this year‘s various challenges (#booked2019, #ATY2019, #pop2019 and #ReadingUSA2019).

I am looking forward to seeing the reading plans from others 💕🤓

Cinfhen You‘ve got some AWESOME titles!!!! 2mo
Crazeedi Very well done! 2mo
Kalalalatja Great picks! 2mo
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Mdargusch Great list! 2mo
KarenUK Love your list 👍💕 2mo
megnews Great list! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
GatheringBooks this is in my list too 2mo
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hilded
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After finishing ‘My Brilliant Friend‘ a couple of days ago, I had to dive right into the next one! I am switching it up and doing #audio for this. Excited to be back in Napoli ❤️

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Ruthiella Yes! I read them in fairy quick succession too. Once you contract Ferrante fever there‘s no cure but to read on! 🤩 2mo
hilded @Ruthiella Yes, seems I have picked up that Ferrante fever 🤩 2mo
Crazeedi Yep! Read them one after another!! 2mo
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LauraRenae
A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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A very quiet book that snuck up on me. Beginning 2/3 was frustratingly slow but was written as if recalling memories - so uniquely wonderful. And that last part! 💔The writer is talented in her ability to write such a deceptively simple read. #ATY2019 #favorites

Rachel_nyc This is one of my favorite reads so far this year. The author really nailed the dynamics of family relationships. Can‘t wait to see what she does next. 2mo
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