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The Silent Wife | A.S.A. Harrison
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THIS. BOOK. Has made me so happy last night.

I was struggling with the #abookpublishedposthumously prompt for the #pop19 reading challenge and I discovered that this one works for that prompt. Yay!!!

Also, it's pretty good. I'm enjoying her style of writing.

Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I really expected to love this book, but it did nothing for me. It did not hold my attention at all. But points for WOC main character, and inventive, unique story.
#pop19 A author from Nigeria

heikemarie Okorafor was born in the US, and has lived in the US her whole life. 1d
sammisho @heikemarie Thanks! I did know that! She is Nigerian-American. The way I intrepret this prop, it counts. 1d
sammisho *prompt 1d
heikemarie @sammisho Gotcha, makes sense! She talks about being Naijamerican a lot, so I wanted to point it out - if just for folks who follow you and are new to her :) Sorry you didn't love! 1d
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I'm really loving what Berkley is doing with romance right now! They're adorable, diverse, and oh my they are steamy! A bit more than I expected and wanted, but I was still totally invested in the characters.

#litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia #pop19 #bookbyanauthorwhosefirstandlastnamesstartwiththesameletter #readharder #bookbyoraboutsomeonethatidentifiesasneurodiverse @bookriot #readingwomenchallenge #bookwrittenbyasouthasianauthor @thereadingwomen

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The Only Story: A novel | Julian Barnes
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I very nearly quit this because it started out as a young man's sexual awakening in - you guessed it - the 1960s, and I can think of few things that interest me less. But it turns into a portrait of a relationship's heartbreaking collapse, and I was left with shifting opinions, no easy answers, and lots of tears. A really wonderful book.

#litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia #pop19 #bookwithnochaptersunusualchapterheadingsunconventionallynumberedchapters

HeatherBookNerd I loved his The Sense of an Ending. May need to get to this one at some point. 2d
ferskner I haven't read that one yet but I need to push it up the list. 12h
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No words for this beautiful novel based on a true story about love and survival. The human spirit is an amazing thing. Everyone should read this book.
#pop19 A novel based on a true story

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Mortal Heart | Robin LaFevers
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In which Annith finally gets out of the convent, gets some answers, and makes her own way.

#BookishBingo: Arranged marriage (the duchess)
#RippedBodiceBingo: YA historical
#Pop19: Book set in an abbey/cloister/monastery/vicarage/convent

A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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Starting my #ReReadofAFavoriteBook last prompt for #PoP19 trying the #audio 🤞🏼🤞🏼Hope it lives up to my first read 😍

Cathythoughts Interesting.. look forward to your thoughts 4d
Redwritinghood Hey there! How is the husband doing? 3d
Cinfhen Hi!!! @Redwritinghood We got a good report yesterday and while the doctors might never know what virus my husband had / it seems to be nearly gone from his system 🙏🏻He‘s still weak but all the vitals are back in “normal” range and most of the physical symptoms have healed. A few more days and he won‘t be considered “contagious” ❤️ 3d
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Cinfhen I think it‘s going to be good @Cathythoughts the narrator has a really soothing voice 😊 3d
TrishB Good news on hubby ❤️ I loved this book and would also be afraid it didn‘t match my memories! 3d
Redwritinghood @Cinfhen That‘s great! 3d
DebinHawaii So good to hear your husband is doing well! 💜💜💜 3d
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Just finished the brilliant, original #genrebursting novel. A flawless blend of fact, fiction, imagination, grief and paranormal this story centers on young Willie Lincoln, Abe‘s son who has passed away at age 11. I switched between print & audio and have to say both were perfection. The full cast was especially rewarding. I get why this book earned so many accolades and awards 🙌🏻 Using for #Booked2019 & #Pop19 #GhostStory

LeahBergen I went to hear him read from this book and he had several local “celebrities” on stage with him to make it a full cast. It was so cool! I, of course, haven‘t read it yet. 😆😆 I can never read a book in the midst of all its hype. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I should be safe now! 4d
Cinfhen Im not sure why I waited so long either @LeahBergen but it really lived up to the hype for me 🙌🏻 4d
TrishB I just didn‘t like it, or get the hype! All different readers 😁 4d
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Cinfhen That‘s funny @TrishB I would have thought you would have liked it. 4d
TrishB I just didn‘t like the style - felt like it was more important than the actual story and it just annoyed me. 🤷‍♀️ 4d
Theaelizabet I loved it. Read it and listened to the audio, which was a tour de force. 4d
BarbaraBB I‘m with @TrishB on this one! 4d
TrishB @BarbaraBB 👍🏻 funny how these things go! 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage So happy you loved it @Cinfhen. You and another friend just read it. Now I‘m thinking about listening on audio since I read it the first time. 3d
CarolynM I'm in the style over substance camp on this one too @TrishB @BarbaraBB 3d
Cinfhen I get what you‘re saying @TrishB @BarbaraBB @CarolynM but for me it was such a unique reading experience and I appreciated all the research that was done and how he so seamlessly crafted it into the story. Memorable 3d
Cinfhen The audio takes it to another level @BarbaraTheBibliophage I may be able to share my audible with you xx I put my account on hold for June & July so I need to see if I‘m still able to share from my library 3d
Cinfhen Amen to that @Theaelizabet 🙌🏻❤️ 3d
DebinHawaii I read it during the hype. 😉🤣I listened to the audio book as well and really enjoyed it--the full cast was amazing and I loved the creativity. 3d
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Ive started #EoE and I can tell it‘s going to be like Jeffrey Archer‘s Kane & Abel and Shaw‘s Rich Man Poor Man. Two books I read decades ago and loved. My concentration is a little off, so I‘m having a bit of trouble tracking all these male characters. Looking forward to our first discussion of Part 1 next Friday/Saturday 6/21 ( depends on my frame of mind 😉) Feel free to share thoughts as you read!!!

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I'm listening to this one right now and I'm completely absorbed. I roll my eyes a lot at the descriptions of women, but the audiobook is fantastic. Great narrator. Perfect. 4d
Cinfhen That‘s good to know!! I‘ll see if Hoopla or OverDrive has the audio @Penny_LiteraryHoarders do u want to join our buddyread?? 4d
ladym30 Lovely photo! 4d
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TheNextBook I've had this book on my TBR forever. I'm hoping to get into this summer. 4d
Crazeedi I loved both books you referenced too! 4d
Cinfhen Starting a buddy read, if you want to join us @TheNextBook very informal trying to read about 100 pages a week over 4 weeks. Book is divided into 4 parts, so a part a week with discussion at end of each week 4d
Cinfhen Thanks @ladym30 🌹🌼☺️I used to love those family sagas @Crazeedi 4d
Blaire I read Kane and Abel when I was about 14 and loved it! It was a recommendation by my dad. 4d
Cinfhen I remember reading Kane & Abel because my mom was reading it and she couldn‘t put it down. Maybe I should read it for my #pop19 #ReRead @Blaire 4d
4thhouseontheleft Unfortunately, I‘m going to have to back out of the buddy read. ☹️ there‘s just too much going on right now and I don‘t think I‘m in the right head space to reread it this month! Maybe I‘ll try to catch up for Part 2. 4d
Cinfhen No worries @4thhouseontheleft jump in if and when u can 4d
erzascarletbookgasm I just dug my copy out and it‘s quite a thick book! Oh dear.. 3d
Cinfhen It is a bit chunky @erzascarletbookgasm but m hoping I get so absorbed in the story that I don‘t mind the pages....so far I‘m having trouble focusing 🤪 (edited) 3d
mrp27 Loooooved Kane and Able! I haven't started it yet but I hope to start by the weekend. (edited) 3d
Cinfhen It took me about 50 pages before I became hooked @mrp27 @erzascarletbookgasm but once I found my groove I flew through the end of part 1!! 3d
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s good to know, Cindy. I plan to start this weekend. 🤞 3d
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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Freespirit This is a lovely gentle novel😍 5d
LeahBergen This is a delight. ❤️ 5d
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