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Soubhiville
Spinners | Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
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My list is ready for June‘s #Bookspin! We‘ll see what @TheAromaofBooks pulls on the 2nd. I‘ll definitely be reading 15 for #camplitsy, and 4, 5, and 19 for bookclubs. So 🤞 at least one of those gets pulled!
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6h
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BookWrym
Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Pickpick

#CampLitsy well my first nights camping is done and it was a peaceful one.

I really appreciated the island portion of this story where the 2 men are getting to know each other, to share language and to build a friendship and understanding. The quiet isolated setting was perfect for this and I didn‘t mind the lack of action.

Unlike other reviewers I didn‘t like the ending it felt forced and out of character to me.

This one feels like a Booker.

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fredthemoose
Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Probably would never have picked this one up if it wasn‘t for #CampLitsy, but it was a pick! Even right before the end I wasn‘t sure what was going to happen.

Suet624 You‘re right - I kept thinking I knew what was going to happen but was wrong. 5d
BarbaraBB Me too! 5d
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Meshell1313
Summer Camp Adventure | Marsha Hubler
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All ready for June‘s #camplitsy! Can‘t wait to dive into these 2! Summer is coming!

squirrelbrain Hooray - not long to go now! 🏕️ 6d
BarbaraBB Yay! I just started 6d
Megabooks Awesome!! So glad you‘re joining us!! 6d
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squirrelbrain
Long Island | Colm Toibin
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We were supposed to be going away today for a few days camping, but there is a weather warning for torrential rain for all 3 days we were planning to be away. A tiny campervan and a wet Labrador don‘t really mix so we cancelled.

Went to the shops instead! The Alternatives is for #camplitsy of course! I‘m going to re-read Brooklyn before Long Island. TM Logan is one of the authors at the Harrogate Crimewriting Festival in July.

Tamra Been there done that with wet dogs. 😜 Bookshops are way more fun! 1w
julesG Staycation camping? 1w
squirrelbrain We can cope with rain showers @Tamra, or a day or so of rain in a week, but not 3 days of biblical rain in a 3 day holiday! 😬 1w
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squirrelbrain Chilling out today @julesG but then back to work tomorrow - might as well not waste holiday days! 1w
Tamra @squirrelbrain totally! Once we were in Northern WI and it POURED for a week. I thought for sure the campground would have to close for flooding. We had to take the kids (very young like 3-5) shopping just to get out! Boo hiss 1w
AmyG Oh well. Enjoy your books! 1w
BarbaraBB That‘s a pity, if your camping trip. You were right to buy some books instead! 1w
squirrelbrain @Tamra - I recall having to leave a campsite when I was a kid, and they had to get a tractor to tow all the vans out as they were all stuck in the mud! 1w
sarahbarnes A good alternative! I agree it‘s not worth trying to make it work in that kind of weather. 7d
squirrelbrain @sarahbarnes - we were planning to visit a bookshop on our trip anyway so why not?! 6d
Megabooks Lovely stack!! 6d
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yourfavouritemixtape
Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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Library haul! I cannot remember the last time I did a proper one for myself. One for #camplitsy, one for an IRL bookclub and one because I loved the first #camplitsy so much. I am very excited ☺️

RaeLovesToRead Richard Scarry 🥰🥰 1w
RaeLovesToRead This reminds me, I need to buy my nephers some Scarry.. 1w
yourfavouritemixtape @RaeLovesToRead always a favourite!! 😊🪱 1w
BarbaraBB Such a great haul! 1w
Megabooks Yay!! 6d
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yourfavouritemixtape
Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Pickpick

What a wonderful book! I won‘t say too much as I dug in too early in the first #camplitsy read. But I just couldn‘t stop. And it‘s once again a book I never would have picked up myself but now will stay with me for a long time.

JamieArc Excited to start this one! 1w
BarbaraBB That is so good to know! 1w
Megabooks Glad you enjoyed it! 6d
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TEArificbooks
Untitled | Anonymous
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Book haul for the week so far. My kids said he needed a new sketch book I said that is a good reason to go to the bookstore. I needed to get the July #camplitsy selections.

squirrelbrain Hooray! 🎉 1w
Jess_Read_This I like how the top of the pile goes with your username! Adding a few of these to my TBR. 1w
Megabooks Fantastic!! 😁🏕️ 6d
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sarahbarnes
Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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Pickpick

I read this while I had it from the library. Looking forward to discussing it at #CampLitsy. A slow simmer of a book in true Japanese style. I will say I enjoyed the second half more than the first. Overall a pick. 🧈

batsy Nice! Glad to see it was a pick for you 🧈 1w
BarbaraBB Glad it was a pick although you don‘t sound too thrilled 🤨. I‘ll read it soon! 1w
squirrelbrain Glad it was a pick - hopefully we‘ll get some good discussion from it. (Sometimes Asher when it‘s not universally loved! 🤣) 1w
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sarahbarnes @batsy @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain very much looking forward to your thoughts. And agreed @squirrelbrain I think it will lead to some good discussion! 1w
Megabooks I‘m wondering if I‘ll like this. 🤔 excited to discuss it with you! 6d
Suet624 It just keeps going and going. 😒 …. 6d
sarahbarnes @Megabooks likewise! I‘ll be interested to hear what you think. 6d
sarahbarnes @Suet624 I did feel like that at times. I liked the second half better. 6d
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Hooked_on_books
The Limits: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
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Pia is living with her biologist mom Natalie in Tahiti, but Natalie contacts her ex in NYC asking him to take Pia for a while. The Wi-Fi isn‘t adequate where they are for remote school during the peak of COVID. But when Pia arrives in NYC, it becomes clear she‘s there for another reason and she starts clashing with her stepmom. This is a very good look at family dynamics and failure to communicate. I really liked it.

BarbaraBB Sounds good. I think I‘ve noticed this one on the #CampLitsy longlist as well. 2w
Megabooks I have this out from the library now, but haven‘t started it. Glad to read a positive review! 6d
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