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lauren.lerner
February | Ellen Jackson
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My very very very belated February reads round up ⤵️

Total: eight (8) books
Not pictured: Unexpected Stories by Octavia Butler, Akata Witch & Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor (all #ebooks on #Kindle)
Favorites: The Broken Earth trilogy (!!!!!!!!!) & The Hate U Give

#ReadBlackWomen #ReadBlackAuthors #LLreads2019

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derr.liz
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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"I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world."

#readblackauthors

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lele1432
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I've been wanting to scoop up Beale Street and now it's part of Audible's 2 for 1 credit sale, narrated by one of my favorites, Bahni Turpin! 💙💙💙 #audio #Audible #booktomovie #blitsy #readblackauthors #audiobook #audiobooks

Tamra What is the What was one of those mind altering books for me. 3mo
lele1432 @Tamra I wanted to get that one too because I love Dion Graham! But I fell asleep before picking a second title to go with it and when I woke up, the sale had ended.😔 Now I'm really curious about it! 3mo
Chelleo Bahni Turpin is one of my favorite narrators too! I'm waiting on my library hold to come in. 3mo
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Tamra @lele1432 shoot! If you ever get another chance, I highly recommend it. 3mo
lele1432 @Chelleo she's so good! I'm picky about my audiobooks lol. The narrator can really make or break it for me. I hope your loan comes in soon! 3mo
lele1432 @Tamra Okay I'm just going to go ahead and use a credit to get it! I still have plenty lol. Thanks for the recommendation! 3mo
Tamra @lele1432 I hope the narrator is good! I read the print version. 🤞🏾 3mo
lele1432 @Tamra Dion Graham is also one of my favorites! I've listened to several books he's narrated. I think it will be great! 🤗 3mo
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derr.liz
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"It‘s sad, isn‘t it? So many of our leaders are weak, and choose to take power from others rather than build strength in themselves. And then, having laid claim to what they have not earned, they wonder why everything around them spirals into chaos."

#blackhistorymonth #blackfuturemonth #readblackauthors

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lauren.lerner
Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Some quality time with Mrs. Obama on this Monday morning.

📖🍵
#currentlyreading #readblackwomen #readblackauthors

Linsy Beautiful mug! 🌷 4mo
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whatsthEStorey
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Pickpick

Fair warning: SO vulgar and raunchy. If you‘re down for that, this book is absolutely hilarious and deeply sad. Sam Irby copes with her abusive childhood, loss of two parents, chronic depression, physical disability, dysfunctional relationships, loneliness and love with biting, inappropriate (occasionally uncomfortable) humor.

#readBlackwomen #readBlackauthors #Blackhistorymonth

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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I have tickets to see Barack Obama speak in a week or so (!!!), so I thought I better read up a little. It was quite interesting to learn about his early life, especially his childhood. I liked that this book was written well before he had presidential aspirations, as I found it to be rather candid. I think this would be a better audiobook pick though, listening to his iconic voice.

#BlackHistoryMonth #ReadBlackAuthors #Blitsy

BookishMarginalia I‘m jealous! Enjoy! 4mo
wordzie Barack doesn't stop! 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @wordzie @BookishMarginalia I'm so excited. I have no idea why he's here (Canada) or what he's going to talk about, I just want to be in the same room as him!! (A stadium is just a big room right?) 4mo
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darklydreaming Very cool! Enjoy!! 4mo
squirrelbrain How exciting! I‘m sure you‘ll have a fab time! 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I'm soooo jealous!! Oh you know what! I dreamt of him and Michelle Obama two nights ago! I have no idea why! Lol Have fun! 4mo
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lauren.lerner
Untitled | Unknown
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I just finished Akata Warrior on #Kindle, my spouse is back from his four day work trip and on baby duty, giving me another few hours to read peacefully. Can‘t decide what to pick up next but it‘s one of these three for sure.

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#goawayimreading #readblackwomen #readblackauthors #currentlyreading#bibliophileproblems

Palimpsest I like your mug. 🙂 4mo
lauren.lerner Thanks, @Palimpsest!! I found it on Etsy. Lmk if you want the link — it‘s my all time favorite mug. 4mo
Linsy I need that mug! 4mo
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lele1432
Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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I read this a little over a year ago and STILL think about it. Nic Stone brings the characters to life without the angst & whininess I find irritating in some #YA. This is a very relatable book about the consequences of current race relations, & also highlights the role media sometimes plays in perpetuating witch-hunts. It's even comical at times! I recommend the audio; Dion Graham does such a fantastic job narrating. Five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chelleo This ebook has been on my Kindle for who knows how long!!! Thanks for your review! 4mo
lele1432 @Chelleo You‘re welcome! I hope you get to it soon. It‘s a quick read and I really enjoyed it! And I‘m not usually a huge fan of YA lol. 4mo
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lauren.lerner
Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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My apologies to Mrs. Obama and Ms. Ward, but I just finished Akata Witch (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) and I must immediately begin reading it‘s sequel before I read anything else. 📚🍵 #currentlyreading #readblackwomen #readblackauthors

JSW Let me know what you think! I loved the first book, bailed on the next. ☹️ (edited) 4mo
AlaMich I‘ve heard a lot of good things about these on the podcast Get Booked. 4mo
lauren.lerner I‘m about a third of the way in so far, @jsw, and I‘m not as thrilled with this one as I was Akata Witch. The writing feels.... off? Different than the first? Still determined to finish it but not loving it like I loved the first book. 4mo
JSW @lauren.lerner that‘s exactly it. It felt darker, yet less focused. It lost sparkle. ☹️ 4mo
lauren.lerner Oh yes, this very much, @JSW. I just finished it and while it‘s a pick, it‘s also a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ pick whereas Akata Witch was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. 4mo
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