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I just started this one tonight for #authoramonth and my myriad other reading challenges. It‘s set in the Himalayas so it works for #readingasia2021 and because it‘s crazy cold and snowy, #wintergames #mistletoemaniacs. @Soubhiville @Clwojick @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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A sweeping epic that I didn't know I needed. From the Spanish Civil War to the Chilean Revolution of the 60s and 70s to modern day. Beautiful writing that made me fall in love.

Left me wondering - would there have been a successful socialist country that hadn't turned into a police state?

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

Chrissyreadit I think most tribal cultures are socialist or socialist leaning. I personally like tribal cultures…. 17h
Butterfinger @Chrissyreadit I think some would have succeeded if America hadn't interfered and had given weapons to the military to overthrow the government which is what happened in Spain and Chile. And every other South America nation. Chile was a Democratic Socialist, but Nixon ... 14h
Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger this country does have a dark history of interference and machinations. And I know and understand why many people have a hard time trusting the government. 6h
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Starting my #bookspin and #authoramonth book this afternoon after I FINALLY found it on my unorganized shelves three days later. (I think I have my New Years project for 2022.)😀

AmyG Ha! When you KNOW you have a book but don‘t know in which shelf it is. That‘s me, too. 21h
Soubhiville Yay! I hope you love it. 18h
Lcsmcat @AmyG So often! But usually I find it more quickly. 17h
Lcsmcat @Soubhiville Only 75 pages in, but loving it. 17h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5h
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Untitled | Unknown
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#LiteraryCrew : here are the suggestions for next year! I‘ll tag the books in the comments.

My recommendation is for us to read the next Mary Pat Kelly in January and save the latest Kate Quinn, which comes out in March, for later in the year. But, we can read the others in any order!

Tagging those who have expressed interest in continuing with the group and those who are reading this month. All are welcome to join…just let me know! #BuddyRead

megnews Several of these are on my tbr. Very excited! 24h
Librarybelle @megnews Great! And thank you for the suggestions! 24h
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Jerdencon I‘m still reading Novembers book - but these all sound good . I‘ve read the invention of wings and it was good. Ill definitely try to join when I can 22h
Librarybelle @Jerdencon I‘m still reading November‘s book too! It‘s good, but also a big book! 22h
CarolineLovesToRead Great choices. Looking forward to reading them 20h
CoverToCoverGirl So excited! Some excellent choices! 🤩 19h
SilversReviews SALT TO SEA was very good. THE INVENTION OF WINGS and THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE are also. (edited) 19h
Librarybelle Good to know, @SilversReviews ! Thanks for sharing!! 19h
sblbooks There are several on here I'd like to read can I join in? I was planning on recommending Beheld for an Overbookedclub discussion later this year😁 18h
Librarybelle Of course, @sblbooks ! You can definitely join in! I‘m very curious about Beheld…it‘s been on my to read list and was recommended for reading next year. 18h
sblbooks @Librarybelle I found it on a Goodreads list for historical fiction anticipated releases. Thanks for letting me join you. 18h
MeganAnn Lisa See is the #authoramonth for March and China Dolls is one of her novels I haven‘t read yet. If you decide to do that one in March I‘d love to join in. 18h
Librarybelle Great, @MeganAnn ! Thanks, and it‘s good to know about March and #authoramonth ! 17h
BethM Im in for most of these :) 15h
KristiAhlers Love all those choices! 13h
SilversReviews @Librarybelle You are welcome. Enjoy!! 6h
Kangaj1 I would like to join! I may hold off of the Jan book then and go back and read the previous. Some of these I planned to read already, and many I have not heard of! 4h
Librarybelle Wonderful, @Kangaj1 ! That makes sense about January. I will let you know which we will be doing in February! 4h
megnews I‘m in for several of these. The Invention of Wings was SO good. Not planning to reread but I‘ll join in conversation. 3h
Librarybelle @megnews I‘ve heard so many good things about The Invention of Wings! 3h
Kdgordon88 Looks like a bunch of good books. I hope to read along with you. Any chance you would read The Mercies in February or March? (edited) 50m
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Eva Luna | Isabel Allende
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This #weeklyforecast is in the direction of wrapping up challenges. Eva Luna is for #authoramonth and Jutta Heim by Immanuel Mifsud is for #Readaroundtheworld . Barack Obama isn‘t for any reading challenge, but just for a good company on long winter nights.

Cinfhen Lovely photo and looks like a wonderful week ahead ❤️ 1d
Liz_M Are you joining the #ObamaBuddyRead? I think it's happening now? 1d
Simona @Liz_M No, but maybe I will! Thank you 🙏 1d
Simona Thanks @Cinfhen I wish you too a wonderful week 😘 1d
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The story begins with a young woman, Irina, who lands a job in an old age home. There she befriends Alma Belasco and becomes her employee. The book tells the story of Alma and her loves, her life. Beautiful love story on many levels.

I almost bailed on the Dec #AuthorAMonth as I am not an Allende fan. I guess I am now. I couldn‘t put this book down. Loved it.


Soubhiville Oh good, I‘m glad you liked it. 3d
Kdgordon88 I really liked this one, too. It was my first, and so far only, Allende. Going to try this one with #OverBookedClub next 3d
AmyG @Kdgordon88 Let me know how that one is. I had read a few of her books years and years ago and just couldn‘t “connect”. 3d
CoffeeNBooks I have a stack of Allende books for this month's #AuthorAMonth, but I wasn't sure which to read first. I think I'll start with this one. 3d
AmyG @CoffeeNBooks Let me know what you think. 3d
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#AuthorAMonth For the month of December, it is Isabel Allende. Don't forget to tag @Soubhiville

Soubhiville Thanks for reposting! ❤️ 3d
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s December, time to bring out our Isabel Allende books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge, read as many or as few as you like. The authors were voted on by Litsy, see list for the year above.

At the end of the year there will be one prize box going to the person who read the most books. To qualify the books must be finished during the author‘s month. ⬇️

Soubhiville Also a few randomly drawn prizes will be chosen from the list of participants- for these prizes you only have to have read at least one book during the year that qualifies, and must still be an active Litsy user.

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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Eggs 💗💗 5d
vlwelser This one has been on my TBR forever. 5d
sprainedbrain I‘m going to finally read this one 5d
Amiable I‘m skipping this month —I haven‘t liked the Isabel Allende books I‘ve already read. 5d
Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain your sounds good too! 5d
Bookzombie I have Zorro and Of Love and Shadows from the library. I will probably try Zorro first. 5d
MeganAnn @AmyG I really liked The Japanese Lover when I read it a few years ago. Joining in for the first time, but planning to continue in 2022! I‘m going to read this one for sure because it‘s already on my shelf: 5d
Kdgordon88 Starting with In the Midst of Winter and if I have time 5d
Lcsmcat I‘m waiting to see the numbers for #bookspin as I put a lot of Allende on that list. 😀 5d
Soubhiville @Lcsmcat isn‘t it fun waiting to see what you‘re next read will be once @TheAromaofBooks pulls those numbers? 5d
Lcsmcat @Soubhiville It‘s ridiculously fun! 5d
Bklover I have a few of hers but I‘m starting with Ripper. I‘ve had it quite a while! @vlwelser we will have to compare notes! (edited) 5d
Butterfinger I want to read A Long Petal of the Sea and Midst of Winter. 4d
Soubhiville @LitsyEvents would you repost this please? ❤️ 4d
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