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CBee
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

I was disappointed in this. I suspected who the killer was and I‘m usually way off base but this time I was right. It was just VERY predictable! I kept thinking there would be some twist that made it less obvious, but sadly, no. I finished it, but not my favorite 😵‍💫 this counts for #booked2022 #titlerepeatsitself so yay!

Cinfhen Yay for the challenge prompt but boo for the obvious plot! Im not a huge fan of Ware🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 4mo
CBee @Cinfhen I don‘t think I am either. I‘ve only read one other book of hers and it was just okay 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
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TrishB
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I‘ve never played games in my life- so for an author to keep my interest with so many descriptions of games is a real skill! I did love the story though and even loved the ending.
The trials and tribulations of life and friendship ♥️
#booked2022 #titlerepeatsitself

Cinfhen Woohoo!! Great choice!!! I loved this story too 4mo
BarbaraBB Love your review. So true - even though I did love computer games in the 90s 4mo
bthegood I remember I'd have 2 dollars and have to decide - record or barbie outfit - today I don't think I could get close to either with 2 dollars. I think records were getting popular again (just like the new bars with pinball machines in them) - these are “new“ to the 20 somethings 🙂 4mo
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TrishB @bthegood my kids both buy vinyl now- hubby is already a hoarder! 4mo
bthegood @TrishB 🤣👍 4mo
BooknerdsLife Totally agreed 😀 This one took me by surprised & loved it so much! 4mo
TrishB @BooknerdsLife always good when that happens! 4mo
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle Another great choice for multiple prompts! 5mo
Cortg This sounds like one crazy adventure 😳 5mo
Cinfhen I enjoyed this one too!!! 5mo
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DivineDiana
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Pickpick

This is a fast paced multigenerational story of twelve Native characters, on their way to the Big Oakland Powwow. The Powwow is a celebration of Native culture. There are substantial cash prizes for the winners of the traditional dance competition. Each of the characters has a reason to attend, and as the time grows closer, their stories intersect. A glimpse into the world of urban Natives. Heart wrenching. #booked2022 #titlerepeatsitself

DivineDiana Chosen for One Book One Philadelphia- 2019 5mo
jlhammar Loved this book! 5mo
DivineDiana @jlhammar I am still thinking about it! 5mo
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Cinfhen This was a really impressive debut! I‘m excited to see what the author does next 🤓 5mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Yes! When this was One Book Philadelphia, I attended a program at Museum of the Revolution that tied in with the book. It was great! Our group toured exhibits related to Natives and we would stop periodically and listen to readings from the book. It has been sitting on my shelf. If it wasn‘t for Booked2022, it would still be there! 5mo
Librarybelle I have this on my to read list and hope to read it for the same #Booked2022 prompt! 5mo
Cinfhen That‘s so cool, Diane!!! I don‘t think I‘ve ever been to that museum. 5mo
DivineDiana @cinfhen It only opened in 2017. 🙂 5mo
Cinfhen That explains it then 😉 5mo
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CaitZ
Kabu Kabu | Nnedi Okorafor
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This is a collection of short stories in a variety of genres. I thought most of the stories were interesting, but a couple did make me realize again I really don't like horror. #Booked2022 #TitleRepeatsItself @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Horror is very hit or miss for me. But when done “right” I LOVE IT!!! 6mo
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alisiakae
Homicide and Halo-Halo | Mia P. Manansala
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Mehso-so

Unfortunately, I thought the 2nd book in the Tita Rosie‘s Kitchen series was a bit lackluster. I did like that the author delved into mental health and PTSD, but the writing felt stilted and the story moved pretty slowly. I‘ll still give the 3rd book a try because I love the characters!

#HelloKitty hasn‘t left my side this week. She misses #Isabel too. #catsofLitsy😿🫶🏼

#booked2022 #titlerepeatsitself
#pop22 #newin2022

Bookzombie I‘m so sorry about Isabel. 💕 8mo
Cinfhen Awww, poor #HelloKitty misses her bestie 😿 8mo
alisiakae @Cinfhen Maya is already campaigning to adopt a new friend for her. 🤣 8mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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One that I‘ve been eyeing for quite awhile, which was worth the wait! I love a memoir in essays!! ♥️ and O‘Farrell certainly did not disappoint. Harrowing, but also relatable, these stories of near-death experiences range from medical issues she‘s experienced to violence and even swimming mishaps. Adored Hamnet, which is so different, but makes me want to read her others ASAP. Also, be warned - this can be difficult/traumatic. Read TWs.

Suet624 I liked this one too. Some moving pieces. 8mo
Reagan It‘s one of my favourite books. Her writing takes my breath away 8mo
Cinfhen I remember being a bit underwhelmed by this one although her writing is gorgeous! Great choice for prompt!! 8mo
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Smarkies
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I did not expect this book to be as humorous as it was.
Read for #booked2022 #titlerepeatsitself
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage So goooood!! 9mo
Cinfhen Still haven‘t read this one ☝️ I‘ve been meaning too, forever! 9mo
Smarkies @Cinfhen the only reason I picked it up was because of the prompt! 😂😂 9mo
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BarbaraBB
What Is the What | Dave Eggers
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Another book about The Lost Boys, who came from #Sudan to the US after years of living in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. This is Achak‘s story, written down by Dave Eggers, who is so good in writing such biographies (Zeitoun, Monk of Mokha). The past and the present, a laugh and a tear: this book has it all.

#ReadingAfrica2022 🇸🇩 #52BooksIn52weeks #Over500PagesLong #Booked2022 #TitleRepeatsItself #19822022 #2006
#pop #PalindromicTitle

Megabooks Excellent! 9mo
Librarybelle Another one that fills multiple challenges! 9mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed this book. So uplifting 💜 9mo
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Tamra This was so impactful! 9mo
Cathythoughts Sounds really good 👍 9mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts It‘s an important book I think, and like @Tamra says, very impactful! 9mo
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triplem80
Will Grayson, Will Grayson | John Green, David Levithan
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I can't believe it took me so long to read this! I wouldn't say this is the best work of either John Green or David Levithan, but still enjoyable. And it helped me knock off another #booked2022 prompt: #titlerepeatsitself

@cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage

Cinfhen Nice choice! Glad the challenge pushed you to pick it up 🌻🌻🌻 9mo
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