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Eggs
Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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Christopher McCandless, recent college graduate, sets out in 1992 to the wildest place there is—no food, $$, maps or companions...

#adventure
#newyearnewyou

BkClubCare Ugh. I have read this but am very conflicted 5d
Megabooks This book was weirdly obsessive on Krakauer‘s part. I didn‘t like the comparisons with his own life. (edited) 5d
Reagan I love this book, but I'm a huge Jon Krakauer fan, so he can do no wrong.
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Victoriahoperose His sister wrote a book also and I can‘t for the life of me think of the title. I think it was something like a the Wild Truth or something, but it was very good. 5d
Eggs @Victoriahoperose yes it was The Wild Truth 5d
Eggs @BkClubCare @Megabooks An unsettling book for me too in that McCandless sought the “edge” of existence but met death instead-foolhardy. And krakauer is an egoist- but that‘s common in climbers/extreme adventurers 🤦🏼‍♀️ 5d
Eggs @Reagan I have enjoyed his other books very much! 5d
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MallenNC
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This memoir of the author‘s unconventional (to say the least) childhood draws comparisons with The Glass Castle and Educated. They all made me grateful for my own childhood! This one was hard to read emotionally, as she deals with neglect and abuse but also a page turner. I needed to know how her life turned out. Read for #NewYearWhoDis from the list of @michellelav [Spoiler in comments]

MallenNC I was very impressed by the author‘s willingness to come to a place of understanding, even forgiveness, for her parents and grandparents as an adult. I don‘t know that I could have done that. 1w
michellelav @MallenNC I know!! It was crazy for me to believe that she didn't cut ties with her family once she got older! I was so happy to hear about how much she loved her children and couldn't imagine them living the way she had. I was pleased that she saw the toxicity of her family and broke the cycle! Im so happy you enjoyed the book! I just picked up The Five today after work! Can't wait to start 🤓 1w
MallenNC @michellelav I was so glad she had found happiness. The picture of her with husband and kids made me very glad. I hope you like The Five. It is very difficult to read but I thought it was well done. 1w
monalyisha Ughhhhh I want to read the comments so badly but I also want to read the book so I can‘t! Haha. So interested in this one. Glad it was a pick for you! 🙌🏻 1w
MallenNC @monalyisha Don‘t read the comments! It was a fast read for me and without Michelle‘s list I‘d wouldn‘t have even heard of the book. 1w
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Christine
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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Loved this. I've been wanting to read it forever and intending to do so since Jokabokaflod 2018, when @guinsgirlreads so thoughtfully gave it to me. Its setting (northernmost Minnesota) is dark and icy cold, and so are the emotional states of many of the characters! 😜 But there‘s warmth, too, in the quiet moments of family and found family. Great wintry nature description, a slowish but suspense-driven narrative, and very fine writing. ❄️ 🛶 ❤️

guinsgirlreads Yay! Glad you liked it!! 1w
Eggs I lived in dark and icy Minnesota for 29 years 😳🥶 1w
Christine @guinsgirlreads Yes, it totally met my high expectations. Thanks again! ❤️ 1w
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Christine @Eggs Haha, glad you lived to tell about it! I lived there for four years during college, and Wisconsin my whole childhood, although not in the northernmost part of either. 1w
Tamra I enjoyed it too. 😁 1w
Christine @Tamra So good! I'm looking forward to reading the first and last in the trilogy (I don‘t normally start with a second book, but I‘m really looking forward to getting the backstory from the first now). 1w
BookNAround That‘s longer than me @Eggs. I was there for four years. 😁 I do love Peter Geye‘s writing. My favorite of his remains his first book. 1w
Christine @BookNAround On to the TBR it goes! (edited) 1w
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MallenNC
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Reading my first #NewYearWhoDis book from @michellelav So far, this is very readable but I feel sorry for her childhood.

michellelav I really enjoyed that one! I also felt bad for her childhood though.. 2w
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Margot0817
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This book made me feel all giddy inside! 🤗A perfect happy and light read that I sped through because I just couldn't put it down. The characters were all relatable and I loved all their unique and wonderfully crafted personalities- especially Jake and Duncan. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional boy? I think Jake is my newest fictional crush 😜 Highly recommend this book, especially if you need something happy in between deeper books 🙏😍

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Happiness for Beginners | Katherine Center
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It's my girl, Nyx 💕

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readtheworld
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Really enjoyed this true story of a Salvadoran fisherman who was dragged out to sea by a violent storm — and then spent more than a year adrift in the open sea.

#nonfiction #readtheworld #audiobook

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Inkblotsandcoffeestains
Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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I‘ve been wanting to read this for a long time because I‘ve heard so much about it, even though I didn‘t know if I‘d actually like it. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would! Got through it pretty quickly! #tbrread #merryreaders #wintergames @Clwojick @StayCurious

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Avidreader25
The River | Peter Heller
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It turned out to be a great reading year! Here are my top ten favorites (in two posts), in no particular order: The Little House on the Prairie series, From Scratch, The River, North and South, and The Starless Sea.

What great books did you read this year? #2019 #toptenbooks

MrsMalaprop I just looked through my 2019 reads & don‘t think I can choose 10 faves - just too hard this year 😫. 3w
BarbaraBB @MrsMalaprop That‘s why I did #19in2019 😀 3w
Avidreader25 @BarbaraBB @MrsMalaprop That‘s such a good idea! 3w
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