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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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TJR‘s books never sound like something I‘m interested in, but they‘re always fantastic. I‘m consistently amazed by how she can make me so deeply invested in characters that are so unlikable/difficult. This was another home run—or rather, an ace. 🎾 Carrie is right up there with Daisy Jones and Evelyn Hugo. Thank you @Karisimo for including this on your #AuldLangSpine list! This was my July #DoubleSpin.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
dabbe I'm halfway through this myself! Agree with you on all points! 💙🖤🩵 4mo
Tea_and_Starstuff Oh dear, I'd dismissed this author as one I probably wouldn't enjoy. But if you love the book? Might have to give the author a shot. 4mo
BarbaraJean @Tea_and_Starstuff Ha! Yeah, my brain had classified her as “not for me” but then a couple of her books showed up on a #NewYearWhoDis list one year, so I decided to give her a shot. The full-cast audiobook of Daisy Jones & the Six is fantastic, or check out this one or The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and see what you think. Very complex and usually unlikable characters that are absolutely compelling. 4mo
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Amelia Unabridged | Ashley Schumacher
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@Jerdencon Thank you for picking this book! I've never heard of it before and loved it! #auldlangspine @monalyisha

Jerdencon It‘s funny I read that for last years #newyearwhodis list recommended from @Kangaj1 11mo
JenReadsAlot @Jerdencon @Kangaj1 I love that! Good chance this will be on my list for next year! 11mo
Kangaj1 @JenReadsAlot woohoo! 11mo
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IndoorDame Do you think this would be categorized as #quietYA ? Looking ahead to some challenges… 11mo
JenReadsAlot @IndoorDame I would make it work it was really good! 11mo
IndoorDame @JenReadsAlot awesome, thanks!!! 11mo
TheBookHippie This is popular at the HS library here. 11mo
CBee @IndoorDame I‘ve read this too and it absolutely would count for #quietYA!! 10mo
IndoorDame @CBee perfect! Thanks 10mo
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The Body | Stephen King, Robin Waterfield
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Following tradition my final book of the year will be a Stephen King. I actually have not read anything by King in a very very long time so I am really looking forward to this. My first book of '23 will be an Agatha Christie. I haven't decided which one yet though.

LeahBergen I like that you have these traditions. 😄 11mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Tradition is important lol What is going to be your final book of the year? 11mo
LeahBergen I think it will be this one that I‘ve just started (a completely random shelf grab 😆) 11mo
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vivastory @LeahBergen Oh, man. Have you seen Goodnight Mommy? I watched the original a few months ago & it really got under my skin 11mo
LeahBergen @vivastory I haven‘t! I was just reading that comparison and now I‘ll have to look it up. 11mo
LeahBergen And I know you and I have discussed our love of the ‘evil child‘ trope in the past! 😆 11mo
Reggie Twinkies, I started his The Long Walk tonight. The first kid just got gunned down because of a charley horse. 11mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Haha, yes! I do love a good evil children story. I will def be keeping an eye out for your thoughts on this one! 11mo
vivastory @Reggie Max Booth said that if he could adapt any King book into a movie he'd want to adapt that one. Brutal. That was my final book of 2019. I remember finishing it right before midnight & wiping tears away. Good times. 11mo
Aimeesue One of his best! 11mo
BookNAround How cool you have a tradition around your first book of the year. I‘m completely chaotic in how I choose mine. 😂 11mo
Rileytmurray Read this one for school and I rely enjoyed it!! 11mo
vivastory @Aimeesue I agree! Very underrated IMO! 11mo
vivastory @BookNAround I'm very much a mood reader, so my reading tends to also be chaotic but as I like to begin the yr with a fresh book I try to plan it out a little bit. I usually start with a choice from my #newyearwhodis list but I didn't enter this year as I had too much going on at the time 11mo
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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#12Booksof2022. #January

My pick for January is this story of an atypical mother/child relationship which I read as part of my #NewYearWhoDis pairing with @AmyG

Andrew65 Sounds a good read. 12mo
AmyG I am glad you enjoyed it, too! 12mo
TheBookHippie Oh this is a powerful read. 11mo
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Address Unknown | Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
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So excited to be matched with @BarbaraJean for #AuldLangSpine!

I had already read and loved some of her list: Passing, People of the Book, The Night Gardener, Sea of Tranquility, Crossing to Safety. Pictured above are the titles I can't wait to read!

Thanks to @monalyisha for matching us and setting this up!!! So fun!

Karisimo More details for @BarbaraJean: I have been meaning to read Piranesi and Naomi Novik for a while, so thanks for the extra motivation! A friend irl has been begging me to read Under the Whispering Door. I had not previously heard of Address Unknown, Elatsoe, The Wanderers, or Nation, but they sound amazing and right up my alley! 12mo
monalyisha 🙌🏻✨🥳 12mo
BarbaraJean 🎉These are some GREAT picks. I guess I'm biased, but I loved these! I hope you do, too. Piranesi was the first book I read in 2022 & it was such a great start to the year. I have my IRL book club to thank for Elatsoe (which has beautiful chapter-opening illustrations) & Under the Whispering Door. And Address Unknown was from my #NewYearWhoDis list from @Blaire last year. It's so short but so powerful. I look forward to hearing what you think! 12mo
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A quiet novel full of compassion (for others, but also finding it for yourself) and a healthy dose of wit. I loved the Neons, the nuns, and especially Agatha. How she slowly grew her confidence; and her journey through questioning her convictions while never judging those around her for theirs.

Thank you for the recommendation @monalyisha 🎉 I don't think I'd have even heard of this one if it wasn't on your list last year!

JamieArc I want to stack this one whenever I see posts about it! 12mo
Kristin_Reads Ha! I hadn‘t seen your post yet when I just posted mine about this book. Loved it 😊 12mo
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TheKidUpstairs @JamieArc do it! I'm so glad I finally picked it up. It was on @monalyisha 's #NewYearWhoDis last from last year, but I didn't get to it in January. I was getting so excited about #AuldLangSpine so I decided to finally pick it up and it was totally worth it. 12mo
TheKidUpstairs @Kristin_Reads I always say great minds read alike! 12mo
TheKidUpstairs @Chelsea.Poole woo hoo! 12mo
JamieArc Of course it was on @monalyisha ‘s #NYWD list! She‘s my #AuldLangSpine match this year and I love all of her picks. 12mo
monalyisha @JamieArc I almost want to bend the rules AGAIN and say you can count this one for #AuldLangSpine since I‘m your partner and it *was* on my list…at one time. 😅 12mo
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! I really loved it. Whenever I came across someone putting it down, I could feel myself getting defensive. 😅 It got so little attention, I felt like it deserved for all of the attention it *did* get to be *good* attention. I honestly love a book with not much plot to speak of. 🤷‍♀️ What can I say? 12mo
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If you haven‘t participated in #AuldLangSpine (formerly known as #NewYearWhoDis), now is your opportunity, but you must be quick! Check out @monalyisha for more details—it‘s a really fun event where you create a list of your favorite books this year for someone else to read from, and then Alyisha pairs you up with someone else‘s list for you to read from!

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Reminder: the opportunity to qualify for early access to my #AuldLangSpine event (formerly #NewYearWhoDis #NYWD) is officially closed.

Early access links to the registration form will go out Sunday, 11/20, by email. Those who qualified STILL NEED TO REGISTER/FILL OUT THE FORM! You are NOT registered yet! This just means that you‘ll have a leisurely handful of days to do so before…

General registration opens on Fri, 11/25 @ 8pm (EST). 👇🏻

monalyisha 📣 PSA: If those of you who receive the early access link sign-up *before* the 25th, you‘re guaranteed a spot. HOWEVER, if you wait until general registration for the event goes live, I *cannot* guarantee you one! There are 70 spots in total, and once they‘re taken, the event will be full. So please sign-up sometime before then! Thank you! If you have questions: please ask now! 13mo
JamieArc 🎉🎉. Time to finalize my list of top books! 13mo
monalyisha I know, @JamieArc! Me too! It‘s been a weird reading year. Kind of all over the place, with lots of “just okay/perfectly fine” books. I think my list is going to be shorter than is typical for me…but the books that make it on will be ones I‘ve truly loved! 13mo
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Deblovestoread So excited! 💜 13mo
Read4life I haven‘t participated before but I‘m excited to join. Also a little nervous not knowing what to expect. Definitely going out of my comfort zone. 🤓 13mo
TheKidUpstairs My list is shaping up to be shorter than past years as well! But the ones I've loved, I've really really loved. But, like you, lots of good but not great reads. 13mo
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs We really are reading twins! 😉👯‍♀️ 13mo
Amandajoy Time to finalize my list! 13mo
monalyisha @AmandaJoy Heck yes! 🙌 13mo
Megabooks Trying to narrow 50 I‘ve tagged on the storygraph down to 20 or fewer. Very excited! 13mo
monalyisha @Megabooks It must be challenging with how much you read each year! Good luck! 13mo
CarolynM My list will likely be shorter this year too😒 Not a lot of really great reads to choose from. 13mo
Chelsea.Poole Eekk! I love this event not only for the actual match but I love to see everyone‘s lists! Can‘t wait to see what you come up with @Megabooks 👀 13mo
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole thanks! And 💯 same as far as peeping all the lists! 13mo
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The Reading Buddy | Bryce Gibson
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That feeling you get when you wake up at 2:30 AM realizing that while you voted by mail a few weeks ago, you didn‘t track your ballot was counted & download your digital #HiVoted sticker. 🤦🏻‍♀️ So done & done & lucky for me there were a few early access links still left for #AuldLangSpine (formally #NewYearWhoDis ) one of my favorite annual events at Litsy. Thank you @monalyisha 🤗

monalyisha You‘re so welcome! I was specifically hoping you would catch this so you wouldn‘t have to deal with funky time differences to register. Phew! 13mo
DebinHawaii @monalyisha It‘s totally worth it 😉 but happy I remembered. I‘ve been mostly work focused the last couple of weeks & keep forgetting about life stuff! Now, back to sleep for a bit I hope. 😵 13mo
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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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While I'm sad that we won't have #WinterGames this year, I'm also a bit relieved. Scarathlon gave me some burnout towards the end and I have a couple of personal reading challenges I want to finish, as well as finishing my #NewYearWhoDis list. It feels like I have a bit of room to breathe now! 😂