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MeganAnn
Lessons in Fusion: A Novel | Primrose Madayag Knazan
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😍 this excellent #auldlangspine list from @xicanti 🎉
I haven‘t read a single book off this list yet, but several are on my TBR. There‘s also several new to me titles that look fascinating including the tagged book.

The tagged + The Archive of Alternate Endings are the two new titles I‘m most excited about. Hoping for some Xmas book money to order them. Everything else pictured my library has. The rest on the list aren‘t available to me now. ⬇️

MeganAnn @xicanti I love some of the similarities between our lists! We both have a different Colson Whitehead book on our list. And a variety of romance titles. Alexis Hall‘s Boyfriend Material almost made it on my list as well! (If I had 21 spots it would‘ve been there, but it was a tough call to narrow down). The description of Exciting Times reminds a little bit of Fault Lines off my list even though they‘re different storylines. 6h
xicanti I‘m really glad you gave me to push to read more Whitehead in January. My first experience with him was awesome. He doesn‘t care about the reader‘s comfort at all if it‘d mean masking the truth, and I really respect that. I hope you‘ll love The Underground Railroad too, and find some other stuff to love! Good luck sourcing the two that caught your eye but aren‘t at the library! 6h
MeganAnn @xicanti yes, I feel the same way about Whitehead! The Nickel Boys was awesome and I‘ve been meaning to pick up The Underground Railroad but keep putting it off because I know it‘s not a comfortable read. I‘m so glad we can give each other that push too. 6h
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xicanti
10 Blind Dates | Ashley Elston
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I just spent a really excellent chunk of time combing through @MeganAnn ‘a #AuldLangSpine list! There are a few books I‘ve already read and a few that aren‘t available to me, but I‘m super excited about the 14 that‘re left. Some have been on my mental list for ages!

I think I‘ll start with the tagged book for holiday proximity, but I reserve the right to glom on to any of the others as the mood hits me (and the library allows).

monalyisha Sigh, Gone was my absolute favorite book this year. Looks like a fun list! Have fun, you two! 👯‍♀️ 7h
xicanti @monalyisha it might be the one I‘m MOST EXCITED for. It sounds so good! 7h
MeganAnn Yay!! I‘m loving your list too (post coming shortly) 🎉 10 Blind Dates is an excellent starting point as it takes place in the week leading up to Christmas through the New Year… perfect for the holiday season. Sigh, Gone was SO good! I read it for this event last year as it was on @JackOBotts #newyearwhodis list. If I had to choose, that one would be a serious contender for my absolute favorite of the year too. @monalyisha 6h
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xicanti @MeganAnn I love that one of your faves came from the event last year! I‘m the same; I read Addie LaRue because of @laughterhp ‘s list and it blew me away. 6h
MeganAnn Oooo good to know! Addie LaRue has been on my TBR for a long time and I‘ve loved some of Schwab‘s other books. 6h
JackOBotts @MeganAnn I‘m delighted Sigh, Gone was a top read for you this year. While I‘m not participating in #auldlangspine this year 😢, I will live (and read) vicariously through posts like these! Happy reading to you & @xicanti 💜 (edited) 4h
xicanti @JackOBotts here‘s hoping Sigh, Gone makes it into my Best of 2023 list and I can pass the rec along to someone else during Auld Lang Spine 2024! 3h
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
Run | Ann Patchett
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I thought I knew all her books but I'd never heard of this one. It was wonderful and moving and I loved it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Penny_LiteraryHoarders This was the very first book I read by Patchett! I picked it up on a whim years ago - loved it too. 9h
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coffees
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I had major Coraline vibes from this (tho I've never finished that movie) bc of the replaced parents with strange eyes, lol. That said, I really enjoyed that this had a strong focus on #chronicillness. We get to see many of Lily's fears manifest as well as see her grow and accept her new lifestyle all while not losing hope or self-love. I think this is a great read not just for kids but parents as well #middlegrade #family #fantasy

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coffees
The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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Been on my TBR for forever now and decided to buy during the Libro holiday sale, such a good read esp relating to books. I was iffy about the whole "girlfriend" talk bc it was so random and uncalled for but it's such a norm to see this type of (idk what to call it) heteronormative pushings(?) In Japanese lit. That said, I did like that Natsuki came out of his shell and reforged his relationship w his grandpa #family #fantasy

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coffees
Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Reread this one and it's still just as amazing as before!! I think Tracy does such an amazing job at creating characters that are both flawed and in pain, and loveable. Bree is such an amazing character and her growth is 💯. Likewise, the world and #magic building is so well thought out. EVERYTHING counts for something and I was always engaged. Also, Sel 💕💕 #arthurian #fantasy #family

Liatrek Love Sel ❤️❤️ This book has so many great characters! 11h
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BarbaraBB
Grown Ups | Marie Aubert
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#BookReport 48/22

I read the tagged book (and gave it to a friend directly afterwards so no picture) and Mouth to Mouth from the #ToBlonglist. I enjoyed both a lot. Percy Everett is an auto buy author and again he didn‘t disappoint!

Cinfhen Yay!! Three hits!! 1d
squirrelbrain A great week! 😘 1d
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PaperbackPirate
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Today‘s #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge reminded me I never reviewed this amazing, heartbreaking book. The main character and his niece both have a hearing disability.
The title is not a lie. This novel illustrates how difficult it is to escape the cycle of poverty. Even though it was heart-wrenching, I‘m glad I read it. I missed the main character when it ended, wishing I could stay by his side. Read if you like classical music.
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#ARC

Andrew65 Even more so true today with the big increases we are seeing in poverty levels due to the cost of living crisis. 1d
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GatheringBooks
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#DivineDecember Day 3: This book cover looks like a #Party of love, a celebration!

Eggs ❤️🧡🤎 1d
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