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BookishlyPleasant
Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Loved this book!! I could totally see this becoming a movie!! I listened to the audiobook and honestly, it was the only audiobook that has ever fully held my attention! It was beautifully written, gripping, raw, and I could just see everything in my mind. I can't wait to get my hands on a hard copy! This is my pick for #Popsugar2020 "Passes the Bechdel Test"

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OriginalCyn620
A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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I finally read this #bannedbook and was not disappointed! Yes, the violent subject matter is tough but I think it‘s worth it. I thought maybe the use of the Nadsat language would trip me up, but it‘s easy enough to glean from context the meaning of the words. And Tom Hollander did a great job with the narration! This one definitely leaves you with much to think about.
#popsugar2020 - book with a made up language

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Butterfinger
With the Might of Angels | Andrea Davis Pinkney
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"We as a people will get through the Promised Land" Martin Luther King, Jr.

This book was amazing, heartbreaking, and uplifting at the same time. A young girl and her family get flack from her community and the white community just for trying to go to the school that will give her the opportunity to become a doctor. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

#Booked2020 finish in a day
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TheAromaofBooks Glad you enjoyed this one, even if it was a somber read! Still need to get my #bookspin book checked off!! 3d
4thhouseontheleft Sounds like a great book. Tagging fellow #booked2020 co-hosts @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage 2d
Butterfinger @4thhouseontheleft it is a new cover for one of the Dear America books. Do you remember those? They must be getting new covers. 2d
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throwmeabook
The God Game | Danny Tobey
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Danny Tobey has created a dark and edgy cautionary tale for a world in which lives are so completely governed by technology. An intense, fast paced, sci-fi techie thriller, 'The God Game' is original, imaginative and such a fun to read! The writing is dark and taught, and the characters likeable and totally relatable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #survivethegodgame #netgalley #popsugar2020 #bookwitharobotcyborgorAIcharacter

Djspens Have this on my tbr pile! 3d
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throwmeabook
Hide and Seek | James Patterson
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Panpan

This book was rage inducing with it‘s clichés, dated, sexist writing and cardboard characters. ? Why did EVERY sentence have to end with an exclamation point? And does anyone actually use ‘Hooo boy‘ anymore when exclaiming surprise? It‘s like I was stuck in some bad 50‘s movie. #LitsyAtoZ #abecedarianTBR #H #popsugar2020 #bookpublishedinthemonthofyourbirthday #december

Lifeisasnap I mean after all it is from the 80s, right? How do we judge a book in our time written for another time? I always have to remind myself that authors weren‘t writing what we know and believe, but what they lived through. They can‘t tell the future where beliefs and experiences change or even writing styles... 4d
throwmeabook That‘s very true @Lifeisasnap and I acknowledge that this was written during a different time but I‘ve read many of his books from this time (it was written in 1995) and thoroughly enjoyed them, writing style and all. This one is just not on the level I expect from James Patterson. 4d
Lifeisasnap That makes sense. 4d
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Bookjunkie57
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#PopSugar2020 #ReadHarder2020
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throwmeabook
The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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Sally Hepworth creates an entertaining mystery, which at its heart is a compulsive and thoroughly engaging family drama, examining the intricacies of family dynamics and the expectations, complications and realities of family relationships. I found it to be relatable, as both a mother and daughter-in-law, and while this was my first book by Sally Hepworth, it will definitely not be my last. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #popsugar2020 #bookyoumeanttoreadin2019

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lele1432
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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This memoir was about so much more than just a disadvantaged Malawian boy creating a windmill for electricity. At its core is a tale of ingenuity in the face of adversity, coupled with the power of friends, family, and strangers who believe in you and your potential. 4⭐️s! Other topics tackled included: scarcity, famine, effects of hunger on the brain, predatory price-gouging during famine, school fees and the cycle of poverty,👇🏽

lele1432 “Magic” and superstition used as a scapegoat for HIV/AIDS and famine, deforestation aiding in flooding and drought, farm livelihood dependent upon weather and fertilizer, and government corruption. It packed in a LOT and I admit some of the technical parts went over my head. But overall, an inspirational story I‘m glad to have read! Thanks @RachelO! (edited) 6d
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lele1432 #PopSugarReadingChallenge #PopSugar2020 #Pop20 Written by an author in their 20s 6d
lele1432 #Nonfiction2020 Something about climate change, energy or environment @Riveted_Reader_Melissa (edited) 6d
lele1432 #JanuaryBookBingo recommended by a friend. I'm tired. 😬 6d
Cinfhen Nice one 🙌🏻💜That‘s the way to play!!!!! 6d
4thhouseontheleft I really like this book too. And, wow! #PromptQueen 👏 6d
RachelO Your prompts!! Brilliant! 🤣😂🤣 So glad you enjoyed it - he really did pack a lot in there. It shouldn‘t have, but the school fees thing really shocked me - it had just never occurred to me that the family would need to pay for his education in those circumstances. 6d
lele1432 @RachelO yes! I know here in the States we really take free primary/secondary education for granted. The school fees situation creating this cycle of poverty despite his obvious talent and ability to learn was heartbreaking. But it had a happy ending! 😊 6d
lele1432 Ah! Forgot #LitsyAtoZ for letter B! @BookishMarginalia 6d
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throwmeabook
Sarah's Key | Tatiana de Rosnay
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Mehso-so

While it highlights a dark and sad period in France‘s history during WWll (that I definitely want to read more about), I found this book to be just okay. The writing was simple and character development shallow, and not at all the tear jerker I was expecting (and hoping!) it would be. ⭐️⭐️ #Booked2020 #FinishInADay #ReadingEurope2020 #France #LitsyAtoZ #abecedarianTBR #S #PopSugar2020 #SetInACityThatHostedTheOlympics #Paris

Come-read-with-me I had the same reaction to the book. The story wasn‘t bad but it could have been so much more - more poignant, more tender, and of course more teary! 1w
Librarybelle I‘ll be reading this one soon for one of my book groups. Good choice! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job—even if it wasn‘t that great. ♥️📚👊🏻 1w
Cinfhen This book left me weeping/ but I totally get what you‘re saying about the writing!! I‘ve tried to read a few others by the author and I couldn‘t get through any of them 😜 1w
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LogiKitty
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Mehso-so

The writing style was stunning to me. The plot...eh, not so much. I think the author could have done a bit more than just allow Korede to fold. She had such a spine in her thinking, but it did not display in her actions. Ayoola was a brat, and yet, because of her beauty...she never had consequence for her behavior.
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