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Passing | Nella Larsen
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This slim novella packs a full weighty punch. Written in 1929, Larsen deftly pens a dark story of two childhood friends who re-connect after a 12 year absence. It was completely gripping and tinged with genuine tension. I can‘t wait to watch the Netflix adaptation. Great suggestion from @MallenNC #NYWD list and my #Booked2022 #SmallScreenAdaptation

Megabooks I just finished it too. Not ready to write a review yet, but 💯 agree with your assessment. Guess we did do a buddy read! 😂 are you going to use it for pop22 as well? 4mo
Cinfhen I‘d like too but I haven‘t figured out which prompt @Megabooks !!! 4mo
Cinfhen Yay on our unplanned buddyread xx 4mo
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MallenNC I‘m glad you liked it! So much in such a short novella. I haven‘t watched the film yet but I‘m curious about how they present the ending. 4mo
monalyisha OOooO intriguing! 4mo
Cinfhen Me too @MallenNC im hoping it stays true to the book - also do you think her husband was having an affair with Clare??? 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving my match @monalyisha well done 👍🏽 ♥️ 4mo
MallenNC @Cinfhen I thought she was so paranoid about Clare that she was imagining the affair. 4mo
Cinfhen It‘s just that Clare was definitely sly and I wouldn‘t put it pass her but I agree, it seemed more imagined on Irene‘s behalf. And do you think she was pushed? Fell? Was it purely accidental @MallenNC 4mo
MallenNC @Cinfhen Agree about Clare — I think she would have had an affair with Irene‘s husband. And I think she was pushed but I feel uncertain. Of course I think it was written to make the reader go back and forth on what happened. That‘s what I‘m most curious about with the movie bc it‘s hard to present uncertainty visually. 4mo
BarbaraBB So good! And so much better than 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This was a hidden gem and I‘m so glad it‘s come out into the light with the adaptation!! 4mo
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The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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I love Ferrante‘s writing because it gets to the deepest, most twisted parts of a person‘s (mostly women‘s) innermost thoughts that are often vile, but recognizable. This can be uncomfortable, as a reader, to see yourself in these characters‘ thoughts and actions. In this slim novel, a middle-aged woman, takes a solitary trip to the coast and becomes involved with a family also vacationing there. Her two grown daughters are never far from mind.

Cinfhen Yes, please! 4mo
BarbaraBB It does sound good. Is It a new one? 4mo
Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB It‘s not new. I think this edition was published in 2008. I listened to it so I could watch the Netflix adaptation and understand all the undertones that I may miss if I don‘t read the book beforehand. Just started the film last night, halfway, great performances so far. 😊 4mo
Cinfhen Oh, good to know it‘s on Netflix 😀that works for #Booked22 #SmallScreenAdaptation 4mo
jlhammar I absolutely adore her Neapolitan Novels. Need to get to this one! 4mo
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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I am ridiculously excited for this list of 16 books from @vivastory for #NewYearWhoDis!

I highlighted the covers of the ones that initially caught my fancy, but this is an epic match @monalyisha thank you!

7 was on my list, and I‘ve read and enjoyed 4, 8, 11, 12, 13. I‘m rereading The Martian Chronicles because I first read it nearly 30 years ago! #FeelingOld 😂

I‘m interested in more than these five, but I wanted highlight Scott‘s great list!

DGRachel Ooh, Firestarter is one of my favorite King novels. Say Nothing was good, too! 6mo
merelybookish Scott has such eclectic good taste! He was sure to provide a good list 6mo
monalyisha I love Ray Bradbury so, so much. 💖 And the Tove J. caught my eye, too! It was on a few different #NYWD lists & I added it to my personal TBR. Have fun! 6mo
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monalyisha Also, George Saunders is my husband‘s favorite author. He‘s normally not a big reader but he greedily devours his short story collections! 6mo
Megabooks @DGRachel I wrestled with whether to put that in the graphic. Same with the Baldwin, Didion, and The Stone Angel. TBH, there are only one or two that I‘m not interested in. Just an amazing list! I just wanted his list to be easily readable to those who are interested. I love seeing other pairs lists. 6mo
Megabooks @merelybookish truth! 🙌🏻 I hope he likes my list half as much as I like his! 6mo
Megabooks @monalyisha I really enjoyed the Saunders. I read A LOT of sci fi when I was younger, and I think it‘s something whose time has come to renter my TBR more often. I wanted to read the Jasson after the #NYRBBookClub reviews came in. Sounds really fantastic! 6mo
squirrelbrain What a great list! ❤️ 6mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain right?!? So pleased. 6mo
BarbaraBB Numbers 2,5, 14 and 15 are all fantastic !! 6mo
Megabooks Passing is another one that has been on my “maybe someday list,” but I think I should move it to my definite TBR if you both liked it! 👍🏻 @BarbaraBB (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen This is a great list!!! I‘m gonna read Passing for #Booked2022 #SmallScreenAdaptation 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen good prompt use! I hadn‘t thought of that. 👍🏻 I‘m so bad at knowing what‘s on tv. (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen I only know because I saw a Netflix sticker on a book jacket 😘 6mo
Prairiegirl_reading 3 and 14 are two of my all time favourites! What a great list! Great pairing I think. 6mo
vivastory @DGRachel I think it's one of his more underrated books. I'll be interested to see what the remake will be like. 6mo
vivastory @monalyisha This is def one of my fave Bradbury books & I love that one of the sections is set in Independence, MO. True Deceiver kicked off my love for Tove 6mo
vivastory @Cinfhen I'll be interested to see what you think of Passing 6mo
Chelsea.Poole “Ridiculously excited” —> same here! 👋 that‘s a great list, have fun! 6mo
Megabooks @Prairiegirl_reading for sure a great pairing! 6mo
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole fantastic!! It is!! 6mo
Megabooks @vivastory like you, I‘m going to wait on purchasing until my gift cards come at Christmas 😃, but I‘ll probably read Say Nothing whenever my library hold comes in. My library does have several others, too, which is great. I‘ll definitely be reading some trickled throughout the year in addition to a few in January! 6mo
SilversReviews I have only read EVERY LAST FEAR. ENJOY them all. 6mo
Megabooks @SilversReviews thank you! I‘m excited! 6mo
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Lastly, #Fall #Booked2021 Another list with some hard prompts!
#19-Dark Academia: The Secret History
#20-a coming out story: Fun Home
#21-HopePunk: We Set the Dark on Fire
#22-mythology retelling: The Witch‘s Heart
#23-adapted for small screen: Lost Girls
#24-MC/Author with AIDS/about the AIDS epidemic: Nobody Ever Said AIDS

Cinfhen Ohhh, good to know about #SmallScreenAdaptation / I own that book 6mo
Cinfhen I really like all your choices!! Do any crossover with #ReadingAfrica22 6mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen Thankfully, yes! Five Nights Before the Summit works for Zambia (and 3 different Booked2022 prompts!) and Nobody Ever Said AIDS can be used for Botswana, Malawi, or Lesotho. Oh, and the only reason I knew about Lost Girls is that I was looking at all my nonfiction books trying to decide if an author was a journalist or just worked for a magazine or newspaper as something else and saw the Netflix sticker on the cover. 🤣 6mo
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Cinfhen Hahaha that sticker saves the day!!! I have the audio 😉ohhh , I‘m gonna check out your book for the AIDS prompt xx thanks 6mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen Just a heads up - I ordered a used copy of Nobody from AbeBooks today because it‘s out of print, my library doesn‘t have it, and it‘s not available on Kindle. 6mo
Cinfhen I‘ll keep that in mind…thanks 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great picks!! 6mo
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