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Kristin_Reads
Candy House | Jennifer Egan
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Mehso-so

📖 6-21-22 || I love the cover on this (!) and how well-written it is. However, I‘m sure it must be me, but I find the style of switching back-and-forth in the interconnected short stories a bit difficult to follow.

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RavenclawPrincess913
Golden Child | Claire Adam
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bookish_wookish
Summerlong: A Novel | Dean Bakopoulos
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Kdgordon88 Yay! 🙌🏼 7d
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Ruthiella
Either/Or | Elif Batuman
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Pickpick

Wow. This follow up to The Idiot is similarly funny in Batuman‘s trademark dry, deadpan style, but at about the 2/3 mark it got dark and sad for me. The protagonist, Selin lives her life as if she were a heroine in a 19th century novel and my heart ached for every stupid decision she made. Batuman is such a smart writer. I think she is doing something big and Proustian with these books.

1st book finished for #JoyousJune & also read for #CampLitsy

Cathythoughts Excellent review! I‘m looking forward to giving it a go now 👍🏻♥️ 7d
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts I would love to know your thoughts! 7d
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 6d
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AnneCecilie
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Once there was a man who followed a friend to a dinner party. While there, the man decides to lock himself in the spare room and refuse to come out. Fact, we follow some people close to him and the house over the following days and months and see how his decision influence many.

This is a typical Smith novel, playing with language and words. Looking at art. Looking at people connecting to each other.

4th book read for #JoysOfJune
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sarahbarnes I‘ve been wanting to read this forever! I love her. 1w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 6d
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AnneCecilie
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The fact is, imagine a man sitting on an exercise bike in a spare room.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

JohnLAndBenji The People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry. “ON VACATION, YOU can be anyone you want.” 1w
Graywacke An Ali Smith I need to read. Great first line. 1w
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Gissy
The Latecomer | Sarah Aldridge
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#Two4Tuesday
✍️ I don‘t think an author will be upset if he/she/they is called a writer. But usually author is for a person who has published his/her/their work.
✍️I wish I could but I don‘t have that skill, talent. I think is wonderful, amazing how every artist can transform an idea, something observed or felt in a piece of art, music, book. It is like an explosion of feelings. Intrigued how that thought process is absorbed by meaningful words

Gissy Thank you @Eggs and @TheSpineView
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Eggs Beautiful post ❤️❤️ 1w
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Branwen
Young Mungo | Douglas Stuart
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Pride Month: Day Fifteen! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Just finished this book today...and wow. What a heartbreaking story. If you thought Shuggie Bain was sad, this is a million times worse. Lots of poverty, parental neglect, violence, and sexual assault. But...the story still retains a hopeful ending, and Mungo has a future worth fighting for. Just an overall terribly sad story, told in an exquisitely beautiful way. 💕

#pridemonth #queerbooks #lgbtq

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merelybookish
Either/Or | Elif Batuman
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Oh Alanis! There's a gem like this on every page. 😂
(I think part of my love for this book & the Idiot is because I was also a college student in the 90s.)

LeahBergen 😆 1w
JamieArc I‘ve been going through an Alamo‘s phase during the pandemic, listening to JLP a LOT! 1w
Leftcoastzen Love that album, I haven‘t read this one yet 1w
batsy Love this 😆 1w
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esthergreenwoods
Either/Or | Elif Batuman
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Taking my sweet time with this book. I was lucky enough to have finished The Idiot right after Either/Or came out, and I don‘t want to let go of Selin anytime soon.

There are so many amazing artistic, literary, and academic references in this series, but the one that had me jumping up and down was the Fiona Apple discourse. Apple is my greatest creative inspiration, and the fact that Selin connected with her as well… Gives me goosebumps ♥️