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Scochrane26
Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Day 12– I‘ve been trying to decide on my fiction favorites for the decade & had to cut this one out. So, I decided to use it for #adventrecommends. This was my first Rainbow Rowell book. She has a way of mixing what would normally be a light story with realistic issues that teens cope with everyday (dv, parent mental illness, etc). Her characters are funny, sad, relatable, & memorable. @emilyrose_x

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Amiable
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Day 12 of #adventrecommends

23 November 2013: That‘s the day journalist Gary Younge randomly selected for this book, after which he spent 18 months unearthing the stories that lay behind the victims and their premature deaths.
Ten young lives: 10 deaths from guns. This is not a book about gun control: it‘s a book about what has happened in a country where there is no gun control.

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SupTeaReadBooks
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#adventrecommends day 12!

Dog On It by Spencer Quinn. Bernie is a private eye, Chet is his partner (and dog), and the books are written from Chet‘s POV. This series is just fun, and Spencer Quinn does a good job of channeling ‘dogness‘ in a way that‘s believable, but not grating as long as you space out the books (I did four in a row and it was a bit much, but with other books in between it works out).

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batsy
Shirley | Charlotte Bront
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Faves of 2019 #adventrecommends Dec 12

This was another Litsy buddy read, this time with the fabulous #shirlitesunite group. A book that started out slow but won me over with its female characters and their deep, complex conversations with each other, set against the politically-engaged backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in Yorkshire.

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Scochrane26 I‘ve only read the more well-known books from the Bronte sisters & didn‘t know there were more. 11h
batsy @Scochrane26 This one and The Professor seem to be Charlotte's lesser-known novels. I haven't read the latter; I'm glad there's one more to look forward to 🙂 9h
LeahBergen Yes to this! It was a great buddy read! 💕💕 7h
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Scochrane26
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I put this in my long list of decade favorites, but it‘s not going to be in the top ten. So, I‘ll use it for #adventrecommends I‘m sure many Christians think this is a horrible, sacrilegious book, but 2 of my pastor friends suggested I read it. It‘s hilarious and very imaginative. It‘s also emotional towards the end. Love the friendship between Biff & Joshua (Jesus). I have a favorite part but don‘t want to spoil it for anyone. @emilyrose_x

Caterina My seminary classmates keep recommending this, I really need to finally get around to reading it!! 19h
Scochrane26 @Caterina Yes, you should definitely read it! It may be the funniest book I‘ve ever read. But, also touching. It helped me understand communion better. I‘m not sure the author was going for that, but I got a good message from it. While also laughing for most of the book. 19h
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megnews
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life | Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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#AdventRecommends door 11: These 2 by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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writerlibrarian
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Two recs. Missed a day.
1- Non-fiction. Sue Roe. For readers who love art history, literature history, how artists create.
2- a great mystery series set in India. Tarquin Hall created a wonderful set of characters.
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Amiable
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Day 11 of #adventrecommends ... another favorite from 2019.

A beautiful account of a mother‘s journey to recognition of her transgender son. Lemay alternates the chapters between the growing awareness that her child is transgender with accounts of her own upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish faith where certain expectations were made on her to live a certain way to be a “proper woman.”

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BookishGirl06
Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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#adventrecommends Day 11 I remember this having really good anxiety rep and I love the MC here. I remember liking this when I first read it.

ElizaMarie Ooo I‘m interested mostly because this is my name :) 1d
Reagan Is this a good read for younger readers? 1d
BookishGirl06 @Reagan maybe 15+ been awhile since I‘ve read 1d
Reagan Thanks! 1d
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SupTeaReadBooks
Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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#adventrecommends day 11!

My favourite Neil Gaiman book! (Excluding Good Omens). I have the TV tie-in cover, having seen the TV series first - the book explained a lot that was lost in translation. Also I saw clips recently, and totally hadn‘t clicked that Peter Capaldi played the Angel Islington.