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shadowspeak17
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#booked2018 October-December

#FlowerOnCover: Ask Me About My Uterus
#RefugeeMC: The Girl Who Smiled Beads
#Steampunk: Perdido Street Station
#DiverseNonfiction: Born a Crime
#MCOver70: Our Souls at Night

4thhouseontheleft I read Ask Me About My Uterus for the invisible illness prompt! I have endo, so I love that there is finally a book that this frustrating disease, but I wish it had better editing, and felt a bit all over the place. 11mo
shadowspeak17 @4thhouseontheleft I totally agree. I‘d never read anything about endo before, so I thought it was great that Norman wrote about it sharing her story. It really could have used some better editing though. It certainly wasn‘t a bad read as it is, but it could have been so much better. 11mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Congrats on completing all these prompts 🥳🥳🥳 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!!👏🏻📚🎉😘 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👏🏻📚🎉😘 10mo
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shadowspeak17
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Pickpick

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This is a truly heart-wrenching and eye-opening book. Not an easy read, but a necessary one. I would recommend it.

#booked2018 #RefugeeMC #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cat! 😺 13mo
Cinfhen I read this one too. What a brave young woman! 13mo
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Librarybelle
Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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This book...it grabbed me from page one. The lyrical prose, the heartbreaking choices Nadia and Saaed face as they find a way to escape war was engaging. It‘s a look at refugees, but also a look at racism and prejudice. So engrossing!

Book Three of #MakeMeReadIt and the #RefugeeMC prompt for #Booked2018

Cinfhen Nice choice!!! I really loved this one too!! 1y
readordierachel Such a good one 💙 1y
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minkyb I felt the same! 1y
Reggie I am grateful for the wheel of fate that allowed me to be born into a stable and prosperous nation. Who am I to tell other people they shouldn‘t have the same fate/opportunity. I loved this book. 1y
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Blaire
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I loved this short novel about an Ethiopian refugee living in dc in the early 2000s. It tells his story intermixed with the gentrification of Logan circle. Having lived in dc and close to this neighborhood in 2007 the sense of place really resonated with me. Timely and moving. Captures the feeling of living in a place while still being apart from it. #booked2018 #refugeemc

Blaire @MicheleinPhilly agree! So good...can‘t believe I hadn‘t heard of this book before. Has he written anything else? 1y
4thhouseontheleft Great review! He has written a few books. 1y
MicheleinPhilly @Blaire Yes! I have this one but haven‘t read it yet 1y
Blaire @4thhouseontheleft @MicheleinPhilly great, I‘ll have to check them out. 1y
SqueakyChu I also loved his writing about DC. I felt as if I were walking the streets with his characters! 10mo
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Bookzombie
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This book fulfilled my last prompt for season 2 of #Booked2018 . I finished it at the library last night and cried. I recommend everyone read it. #RefugeeMC

#AboutEnvironmentorSetOutdoors :The Lost City of the Monkey God
#Steampunk :Steamed
#FlowerorSwordonthecover :Riptide
#ChildhoodFavorite :From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
#Friendship :The Godfather

DivineDiana Taking your recommendation! Stacked! 1y
wanderinglynn How was Steamed? I need a steampunk book for the Sci-fi/Fantasy the challenge. 1y
4thhouseontheleft Did you like Steamed? I haven‘t heard of that one! 1y
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Bookzombie @wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft It was okay. Not my favorite MacAlister book. I haven‘t read a lot of steampunk, but I read some reviews after I read it that said it was light on the steampunk. (edited) 1y
Cinfhen Stacking 😄🖤 1y
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Blaire
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About to start this book for #refugeemc #booked2018. About an Ethiopian refugee running a convenience store in an African-American section of dc.

MicheleinPhilly This book is fabulous! 1y
Cinfhen Good luck finishing it on time 🙏🏻😘 1y
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okthislooksbad
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Roundup of my second quarter of #Booked2018. I'm having so much fun with these prompts - I'd never have found the steampunk-title if it wasn't for this, and it's /so good!/
#Setoutdoors: Wicked Bugs
#Steampunk: Castle in the Stars
#Friendship: You're Welcome, Universe
#Floweroncover: The Belles
#RefugeeMC: Exit West
#Childhoodfavourite: Cykelmyggen Egon

On to the next one! ♥

4thhouseontheleft Did you like The Belles? I just added that one to my TBR recently! 🎉🎉🎉 on finishing the 2nd quarter! 1y
okthislooksbad @4thhouseontheleft Loved it! It has the best villain I've come across in quite some time 😄 Thanks! 1y
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mrozzz
Perdido Street Station | China Miville
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Tagged is my current & final read (#Steampunk) for the 2nd season of #Booked2018 ! I really loved each of the other books I read for these prompts 🤗

#ChildhoodFavorite: Speak
#AboutEnvironment: Lab Girl
#RefugeeMC: Map of Salt and Stars
#Friendship: Simon vs. the Homo Sapeins Agenda
#SwordOnCover: Children of Blood and Bone

Cinfhen Well done🎉🎉🎉im really interested in 1y
MichelleScott_author Perdito Street Station is amazing! 1y
mrozzz Thank youuuu @Cinfhen it was really great! I hope you pick it up 😊 1y
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mrozzz Yay! So glad it to hear... it‘s not something I would have picked up without this prompt. @Coffeeshopreviews 1y
Pamwurtzler Nice job!! 1y
mrozzz Thank you!!! 😃 @Pamwurtzler 1y
mrozzz @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage hey all! If it factors into anything I just wanted to say that I did NOT complete Perdido Street yet. 1y
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JenP
The Refugees | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Short stories featuring several refugee main characters and families. Each story highlights various facets of refugee experience. Well- written and interesting.

And with that I completed all #booked2018 prompts for this season! #refugeemc

Cinfhen You reading machine 😘😘😘😘you rock 😎 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Go baby go!! 👏🏻👏🏻😍😍📚📚 1y
JenP @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage ha ha, thanks! I had some good recommendations. 1y
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KarenUK
City of Saints & Thieves | Natalie C Anderson
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Finally completed this 1/4‘s #booked2018 with this YA with a #refugeeMC
Tiny is a great character -brave and resilient. She escapes to Kenya as a child, from the DRC and survives as a street thief after her mother is brutally murdered. What starts as a heist/revenge story, becomes a dangerous journey of discovery back to her birth place. It tackles tough themes for YA-rape, violence, war and corruption, but the story of friendship shines through.

Cinfhen Awesome review and congrats on another quarter completed 🎉🎉🎉 (edited) 1y
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