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MicrobeMom
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Just chilling with my Sonny and a book this cold morning. #dogsoflitsy

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MicrobeMom
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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A little snow here today. So, this is a book and 5 cups of tea sort of day. It will be a book and a few glasses of wine kinda night. #letitsnow ❄️❄️

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I like the way you think 👍 🍷 3d
TracyReadsBooks Sounds perfect to me! 3d
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TheAromaofBooks
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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1. Eclectic, tactile, happy.
2. Everywhere all the time haha In the winter, husband and I tend to settle on the couch in the evenings and read. ❤
3. Tagged is best new read; The Blue Castle is best reread; Not the Girl You Marry is the worst (DNF around 50%).
4. Totally loving seeing what three words people choose!!

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Great responses! I love the words too👏🏻❤️ 6d
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throwmeabook
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Pickpick

As anyone who follows hockey knows, hockey is so much more than just a game - it‘s about community, pride, spirit, resilience, belonging. Fredrik Backman captures all that and so much more in this book. I enjoyed it (listened to it on audio) but not sure his writing style is for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2020 #MillenialAuthor #ReadingEurope2020 #Sweden #LitsyAtoZ #abecederianTBR #B #PopSugar2020 #bookwithatleastafourstarratingongoodreads #AuthorAMonth2020

Cinfhen Love the photo ❤️ 7d
Cinfhen This book is really different from all of his others so you might want to try another before you rule him out. I‘d say try 7d
Librarybelle Great photo! 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fun photo and pick! 6d
Soubhiville Logged 📚 3d
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CareBear
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This wasn‘t my favorite Backman but only because I found the subject so difficult. It didn‘t alter my opinion that Backman is some sort of emotional genius. This book made me feel...everything: heartbroken, hopeful, incredibly pissed off, and frustrated, to name a few.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#authoramonth

Soubhiville I identify 100% with your review. All the feelings, a great book, but less enjoyable than his other novels because of the subject matter. 1w
Amiable I love Backman‘s works —his writing is so emotionally powerful. But I also think some small part of the credit should go to his translator, too. I always wonder how the books read and resonate in the original Swedish as comparison. 6d
CareBear That‘s a great point @Amiable 6d
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CareBear @Soubhiville 💕 have you read us against you yet? Is it similarly difficult? 6d
Soubhiville I just read it. It‘s a continuation of the story of Beartown and Hed, and Maya‘s family, and Ana, Benji, Bono, and Amat. There‘s a little fisticuffs (it‘s hockey, after all) but that‘s the only sort of assault. I enjoyed it. 6d
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Backman broke my heart over and over in this book but oh my god this passage was like an icicle to the heart. 💔

#authoramonth

Amiable I love Backman so much. It‘s like he has a magnifying glass into our hearts. 1w
Lcsmcat Yes! That one got me too. 1w
Soubhiville Yep. He has such a way with words, simply stating the truth, over and over. 1w
BennettBookworm Couldn‘t agree more! 7d
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MicrobeMom
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Decided on Beartown for my next read! Thought it was a good one for January.

Soubhiville Backman is the #AuthorAMonth, so I‘d say good choice! (edited) 1w
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bookish_wookish
Hockey: A People's History | Michael McKinley
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A little Sunday afternoon hockey! Celebrating military weekend!

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TheAromaofBooks
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This was the first Backman book I've read, and the writing was stellar. I still can't get over how he was able to portray so many different people and perspectives in a way that made each decision - even the horrible ones - at least somewhat understandable. This is a book that will stick with me for a long time. Not sure if I have the emotional stamina for book 2, though!!!

Challenge qualifications below. ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks As of bedtime last night, sitting at 24hrs15mins for #JumpStart2020 @Clwojick @LizPixie || #AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville || Sweden for #ReadingEurope2020 @LibraryBelle @BarbaraBB || Nordic square for #Jennyis30 @jenniferw88 || Millennial Author for #Booked2020 @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage (barely - born 1981!) || Hooked With the First Line for #JanuaryBookBingo || More Than 400pgs for #TurningPagesBingo 1w
Librarybelle Nice stacking of challenges! 1w
Cinfhen You‘ve been BUSY!!!! Well done 👍🏻 and I agree, this book is wonderful ( my favorite of all the ones I‘ve read by him😁) 1w
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ljuliel Wow, you are so organized ! Doing so many challenges and keeping track of where all you can use the book. Good for you. 👍🏼 1w
marleed If I were to name my favorite book with a pile of characters, this would be it - each was integral to the story. 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle - thanks!! It's easy in January when there are so many blank spaces to fill! 😁 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - have you read the sequel? I'm conflicted about whether or not I want to, since this one left me feeling so emotionally devastated! 1w
TheAromaofBooks @ljuliel - I love organizing and tracking books almost as much as I enjoy actually reading them, so it's been fun to create a little journal where I write down all my challenges and keep track of them!! 1w
TheAromaofBooks @marleed - at first I was a little overwhelmed by the number of people being introduced, but he really did a good job keeping all the balls in the air once they were circling. A book over 400 pages long, and I didn't feel like a single word was wasted. 1w
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Cinfhen I was disappointed by the sequel/ I felt like it was written strictly for pocket money & it wasn‘t necessary. But most readers loved it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - The reason Beartown was originally on my TBR was because another friend had loved it so hard, but she had similar feelings to yours about the sequel, which is why I'm on the fence about reading it. I still have it from the library, so I may just give it a few days and see how I feel. 1w
Cinfhen If u have the library copy already there is no harm in starting it and seeing where it goes 🧡☺️ 1w
Andrew65 A great book, and I really enjoyed the sequel too. 1w
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TheAromaofBooks
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Stoner and Beartown in the same week?? It's like I am TRYING to commit emotional suicide. Don't mind me, I'm just quietly sobbing in the corner. Beartown review tomorrow if I've recovered.

teainthelibrary I‘ve been wanting to read Stoner for AGES - might be time to finally pick it up! 1w
ljuliel Must be a couple of depressing stories. I own them both, but think I‘ll hold off awhile. Right now, I‘m trying to read things that veer off sad subjects. 1w
TheAromaofBooks @teainthelibrary - I'm a happy-book kind of girl, so I didn't love Stoner (which is a downer no matter how you cut it), but the writing was incredibly beautiful and thoughtful. I don't ever see myself rereading this one, but I'm glad that I read it once. 1w
TheAromaofBooks @ljuliel - Both books were excellent reads that I definitely recommend, I'm just not sure I would recommend reading them back-to-back! Stoner is sad, while Beartown is just... so well done, but hard to read nonetheless. Definitely worth keeping on your list, but if you're looking for some uplifting reading right now, these probably aren't the ones!! 1w
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