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Soubhiville
My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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I know it‘s possible not everyone has posted their books for December, but I feel confident announcing winners since all but the “most read” prize are randomly drawn. So without further ado!

The winner for “Most Read” for #AuthorAMonth2021 with 69 books is: @Skygoddess1 ! Congratulations!

(The amazing reigning champ @Eggs did read more-116! but graciously agreed that we should have a new winner each year.)

Randomly drawn winners below:

Soubhiville 3 winners drawn from the just-made-up “Every Month Club”: @dariazeoli @Butterfinger @vlwelser AND 2 randomly drawn winners who read at least one qualifying book over the year: @Amiable and @mom2bugnbee . (edited) 5mo
Soubhiville All of the winners will receive a package, please email me magicbelly (at) gmail with your address. Congratulations everyone and I can‘t wait to see what we all read in 2022! 5mo
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IndoorDame Congratulations to all the winners!!!! And many thanks to @Soubhiville for a great reading year! 5mo
Kdgordon88 Congrats to all and Happy New Year! 5mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations to all! And thanks @Soubhiville for organizing this fun challenge! 5mo
Nute Congratulations to everyone! Much appreciation to @Soubhiville for this awesome reading challenge!💕 5mo
Bookwormjillk Congratulations 🎉 Thanks @Soubhiville 5mo
AmyG Congrats to everyone!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 And yes….thank you so much @Soubhiville for running one of the best reading challenges. 🙌🏻 (edited) 5mo
Andrew65 Well done @Skygoddess1, with 69 Bokassa you deserve to win 👏👏👏🙋‍♂️ 5mo
Crazeedi Congrats to everyone! I'm really going to try to do better this year!! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Well done @Skygoddess1 that's an amazing total 😊 5mo
Andrew65 Well done @Eggs. How many did you read? 👏👏👏🙌 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations everyone! Both Those that won, and those who won by trying new authors. 😉 5mo
MoonWitch94 Congratulations 🍾🎈🎉 5mo
Pageturner1 Congratulations 🎉 @Skygoddess1 5mo
Megabooks Congratulations to all and thanks for the fun challenge @Soubhiville !! 🎉🎉 5mo
Amiable Great job, @Skygoddess1 and @eggs! 5mo
Leftcoastzen Congratulations to all ! the last couple months I didn‘t get to selected author , but this year I did get to 2 Patchetts because Of #authoramonth 5mo
Eggs @Andrew65 Thank you Andrew🧡! I read 116 AAM books! But I wanted someone else to have a go at the prize☺️ 5mo
Eggs Thanks @Amiable!! 5mo
Eggs ❤️Congratulations to the winners❤️!!. @Skygoddess1 @dariazeoli @Butterfinger @vlwelser @mom2bugnbee 5mo
sprainedbrain Thanks for doing this, Soubhi! And congrats to all of the winners. 🎉 5mo
dariazeoli Oh wow, thanks, @Soubhiville - and congrats to all the winners! @Skygoddess1 and @Eggs you astound with your final tallies 🏆 5mo
Andrew65 @Eggs Sums up the wonderful person you are. 💕 116, just Wow! My hero! 5mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Bravo @Eggs 👏. And congratulations to all the winners! 🎉🎊 5mo
Eggs Oh Andrew what a lovely thing to say ~ you made my day XOXO @Andrew65 5mo
Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻 🥰!! @erzascarletbookgasm 5mo
Eggs Thank you Daria 🤩🙏🏻!! @dariazeoli 5mo
DivineDiana Congratulations to the winners! A big thank you to @Soubhiville for arranging this awesome challenge! 5mo
Butterfinger Thank you @Soubhiville and @Eggs I feel like @Riveted_Reader_Melissa wrote it perfectly. I won because I was introduced to such great writing 😁😁. 5mo
Skygoddess1 Oh wow! @Eggs I‘m beyond impressed with your major accomplishment of 116 books. Thank you @Soubhiville for yet another great year filled with some amazing authors and books! 5mo
Bklover Congratulations to the winners and big thanks to Soubhi!❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
TrishB Congrats to winners 🎉🎉 and lovely @Eggs for a wonderful gesture. 5mo
Eggs @Skygoddess1 Thank you 🙏🏻 Some great authors this year! Enjoy! 5mo
Eggs @TrishB Thank you dear 🥰 5mo
DHill Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to @Soubhiville for organizing this challenge! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous reading this year. And thank you so much for hosting @Soubhiville !!! 5mo
mom2bugnbee Oh, thank you so much! How ironic that your two random winners were both named Amy! 😁 What a nice surprise as I'm returning home from vacation. Looking forward to #Authoramonth2022! 5mo
vlwelser @Soubhiville Thank you so much! This is such a fun challenge. I sent you an email with my info. 5mo
Soubhiville @Skygoddess1 @Butterfinger @Amiable please email me with your addresses and about your prizes! Magicbelly@gmail. Thanks! 4mo
Butterfinger I did just now. Thanks!! 4mo
Amiable Will do! Thanks so much, Soubhi! 4mo
Skygoddess1 Email sent, thanks Soubhi! 4mo
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Eggs
Of Love and Shadows | Isabel Allende
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Pickpick

A beautifully written and powerful book, Isabel evokes the atmosphere of the strife due to govt takeovers and brutal dictatorships in South America. The MC (a journalist) and her counterpart try to uncover the harsh truths of innocent persons who have “disappeared“… I believe there is a film based on it-has anyone watched it??
#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

mrp27 This is one of my favorite Allende books. I saw the movie years ago, I hardly remember it. I think Jennifer Connelly played the mc and overall it was ok. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
Eggs Thanks for the info 🙏🏻 @mrp27 ! 5mo
Eggs @TheAromaofBooks ☺️🙌🏻 5mo
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Eggs
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Pickpick

Three lives collide, then intertwine, on a snowy night in Brooklyn. Three tales unfold with clarity and love…
Title is based on this quote from Albert Camus “In the midst of winter, I finally found there was within me an invincible summer.”
#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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Eggs
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I loved this! It had a certain mysterious aura and magic, and the characters were rich. A tender love affair that had to be hidden from the world and 3 generations, from 1939 to the present day…it will sweep you up and draw you in

#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

AmyG I loved this one, too. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
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Eggs
Paula | Isabel Allende
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Pickpick

This was a heartbreaking memoir. When Isabel‘s daughter Paula fell ill and became comatose, Isabel began writing a memoir/sociopolitical commentary/So. American history dedicated to her. Achingly sad, but important 💔
#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 5mo
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Eggs
Ines of My Soul: A Novel | Isabel Allende
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Mehso-so

Ines Suárez was born in 1507, and by the time she died, in 1580, she had journeyed to the New World, become the lover of the first governor of Chile and defended the city of Santiago…an amazing story. But Allende‘s version feels distant and academic. An audio read for me

#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
Eggs @TheAromaofBooks 😊😊 5mo
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Eggs
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Great narrative both personal and historical of Allende‘s home country Chile. She gives, at times, both amusing and tongue-in-cheek reflection of politics, stoicism, and female repression of her homeland - many of which details appear in her other NF and HF writing. Well done ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
Eggs @TheAromaofBooks 🤗🤗 5mo
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Addison_Reads
The Soul of a Woman | Isabel Allende
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #AuthorAMonth2021 @Soubhiville

Interesting collection of feminist writings by this author. I found it insightful and Allende expresses her views, her hopes, and her anger through this book in a very thoughtful manner. She uses a lot of her personal background and relates it to other women. Personally, I find her voice in her fiction writing to be a bit stronger, but I appreciate her for sharing this book.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 5mo
Crazeedi I have an Allende book to read before the end of the month! 5mo
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Eggs
The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Mehso-so

Pulp fiction writer David Martín is struggling to stay afloat. When he is approached by a mysterious publisher offering a book deal that seems almost too good to be real, David leaps at the chance…after that the plot becomes intricate and mind-boggling. David has a brain tumor, then he doesn‘t. He becomes an unreliable narrator. I think I need to go back and read Shadow of the Wind in hopes it will all make sense.
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Eggs
Prisoner of Heaven | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Mehso-so

Very confusing, bc it has a non linear structure. Not my favorite Zafon. Beautiful writing but there are so many unanswered questions…
#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6mo
Eggs @TheAromaofBooks 🥰🥰 6mo
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