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A powerful, eye-opening memoir about the ways in which Saudi women are silenced and oppressed in their homeland. Manal Al-Sharif became an unexpected activist for a woman‘s right to drive — facing prison time and the loss of her livelihood for speaking out about the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia.

#audiobook #nonfiction #memoir #bookrec #readtheworld

Insightsintobooks I really enjoyed this book when I read it. 4w
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Three Floors Up | Eshkol Nevo
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First book of the #Readathon weekend completed! This book includes the stories of three different people in the same apartment building told as confessions. It is stories of the choices and maybe mistakes that they‘ve made and demonstrates how sharing those stories helps them to move forward.

#ReadtheWorld #ReadingtheWorld Israel #translated #LitsyBookClub #audiobook #Hoopla

#MrBook1inAMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne

MrBook Added! 😁 1mo
Daisey @Cinfhen I‘m not really sure how to describe this novel without giving away any of the confessions, but I did enjoy it. 1mo
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 1mo
Andrew65 The book definitely sounds interesting. 1mo
Cinfhen I missed this post!! Thanks for tagging me. I‘m adding it to my #TBR ~ thanks 😊 1mo
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My reading slump continued all through October, mostly due to working so many extra hours that I only made time for audiobooks. But November will be different! Work should be slowing down a bit and I‘m going to deliberately carve out time for reading in my schedule.

I may not end up hitting my reading goals for this year, but I think I‘m okay with that.

#readinggoals #readtheworld #bookstack

rmaclean4 Beautiful book ladder! I hate it when work gets in the way of my reading!! I don't think I will hit my yearly goal either...but what great books I have gotten to read this year! 1mo
readtheworld @rmaclean4 Thanks! And same — even if I‘ll be disappointed in not meeting all my goals, I‘m not going to try and cram in a lot of short books to at least hit my total number. I want to enjoy my next two months of reading without that pressure. 1mo
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At Dusk | Hwang Sok-Yong
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I‘m signing off for the night at 19 hours total after reading just a few pages of At Dusk.

Thanks so much to the whole @24in48 team for hosting this fantastic readathon! Can‘t wait for the next one!

#readathon #24in48 #readtheworld #koreanlit

Librarybelle Great job! 5mo
readtheworld @Librarybelle Thanks! Done with the readathon, on to the sleepathon 😴 (edited) 5mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳 5mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 5mo
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I really enjoyed this short novel set in Zimbabwe — the plot starts out relatively lighthearted and then amps up the stakes.

I have mixed feelings about the ending, which felt a bit abrupt and, in my opinion, wasn‘t fully satisfying in terms of consequences for one character‘s actions. Can‘t say anything else without getting into spoiler territory...

#24in48 #readathon #readtheworld #readdiversebooks #readdiversely

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This novel has been on my list for years, and I finally picked it up last week — and sped through it. It definitely lives up to the hype, staying funny and page-turning until the end. I‘ll definitely be looking out for other books by Maria Semple soon. 📖

#readtheworld #mariasemple #paperback #funnybook #litfic

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Rainbirds | Clarissa Goenawan
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When Ren Ishida‘s older sister Keiko is murdered, he leaves Tokyo to tie up her affairs & discovers how little he knew about his beloved sister. Not quite a who-done-it, this book was unexpected & while not really for me, it‘s a lovely novel.

⭐️⭐️⭐️
#BOTM #diversereads #readtheworld

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Zoli: A Novel | Colum McCann
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This historical novel took me a few weeks to finish, but the extra time allowed me to really savor McCann‘s writing.

Zoli is the story of a Romani woman from Slovakia whose songs and poems bring her immense fame and heartbreak. This rich, haunting novel begins in the 1930s and traces Zoli‘s life through several decades and multiple perspectives.

#readtheworld #librarybook #colummccann #bookcover #historicalfiction #booksinthewild

Redwritinghood Nice review. This has been on my tbr list for a long time. Seems like it‘s still worth the read. 6mo
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Zoli: A Novel | Colum McCann
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Just started this one and already loving it. McCann‘s writing is gorgeous! What‘s your #weekendread? 📖

#readtheworld #colummccann #librarybook

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I LOVED this biography of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman president of Liberia. It gives a great overview of Liberia‘s history, from its founding by formerly enslaved Americans to the 14-year-long civil war and Ebola epidemic. I knew a bit about Liberia through work (one of the nonprofits I write for has grantees there), but this book covers so much important history through the lens of a fascinating public figure.

#readtheworld #audio

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