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Blaire
The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Moving depiction of a group of young gay men in 1980s Chicago as they cope with the AIDS epidemic, homophobia, and their own diagnoses. Going back and forth in time between the mid-1980s and 2015, it focuses on the stories of Yale and of Fiona (a sister of the one of the men and a friend and caregiver to many of them). Yale‘s story was particularly compelling and heartbreaking. #familybookclub

Bookzombie I already have this stacked, but great review! 🙂 2w
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Chelsea.Poole
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So so confusing at the beginning, middle and then I loved the end. I think a major part of my problem is I tried to read this at the beach during family vacation with lots going on. It's not something that I was able to easily jump back into after a break. Would have been better for me if I had several uninterrupted hours to devote to Evelyn. But overall, it was so inventive and for that it's a total pick. #audiobook #familybookclub

Cathythoughts Great that you enjoyed it ! Anything with numbers freaks me out 😳.. still , it does sound good 👍🏻 4mo
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Blaire
A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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A bit slow in places but overcome by the powerful portrait of the relationship between the parents and children in a religious Muslim family. Questions of how much responsibility parents have for who their children become. The father‘s evolution brought me to tears. I also learned a lot about the practice of Islam. Looking forward to discussing this at family bookclub. #muslimmc #familybookclub

ChasingOm I love that you have a family bookclub! 6mo
ReadingOverSleeping Family book club is awesome!! Stealing, if they cooperate 😁😂 6mo
Reggie The part where the dad tells the grandson what to say on the phone....😭😭😭 6mo
Blaire @Reggie yes! And that conversation with him at the wedding. First book that‘s made me cry in a while. 6mo
Blaire @ChasingOm @readingoversleeping I highly recommend it. Mine is my mom, grandma, sister, and me. We do the discussion by video chat. It‘s nice to get the inter generational perspective and gives us more to talk about than family news. 6mo
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Blaire
A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Another beautiful evening for reading on the deck. Digging into the tagged book for my family book club. Starting to get intriguing. Happy weekend! #familybookclub #shabbatreads #tgif #downphoto

Jerdencon Pretty! 6mo
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous! 🍷 6mo
RealLifeReading Nice view! 6mo
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Bookwormjillk Love that book. Perfect for a family book club 6mo
Crazeedi Beautiful view!! 6mo
Kaylamburson This would be a great #downphoto! 6mo
BarbaraBB That view! Is that your home or are you vacationing? 6mo
Cathythoughts I always love your view ... beautiful 6mo
LeahBergen Wow. That‘s beautiful. 6mo
Blaire @Jerdencon @Chelsea.Poole @RealLifeReading thanks!! My favorite reading spot. 💕 6mo
Blaire @Bookwormjillk good to hear! Looking forward to hearing my fam‘s thoughts. It‘s nice to get feedback from different generations. 6mo
Blaire @Crazeedi @barbarabb @Cathythoughts thanks! It never gets old. @barbarabb it‘s the view from my front deck! 6mo
Blaire @LeahBergen thank you! We‘ve had some lovely nights this summer. 6mo
Blaire @Kaylamburson thanks! I‘ll tag it litsy! 6mo
Cathythoughts I‘m the same ... we live by the river ... it never gets old & never gets taken for granted. My husband says daily with amazement... ( after 25 years ) Look where we live !! We are so lucky .... You & yours / & me & mine 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 6mo
Blaire @Cathythoughts yes! 💕 so nice to have access to daily beauty. 6mo
Blaire @Kaylamburson thanks for suggesting I submit it for a #downphoto...it was one of the ones selected! 6mo
Kaylamburson That's amazing!! Congrats! So glad I could play a part! 6mo
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Paula3
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Reading this one with @B00kNerd746 started a monthly book club with my kiddos ❤❤ #familybookclub 📚

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FeatherV
Torn | Amanda Hocking
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Super psyched to start the second book in this series, shoutouts to my mom for finding this series which is totally not her normal genre and more something my sister or I would read #2018 #yearofbooks #familybookclub #familybonding #trylle

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Meredith3
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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This is the prettiest book ever🦄💓 now I just need to finish it by next Saturday 😰 #imslow #prayforme #familybookclub

Mdargusch I think it‘s a little rough to get into but once everything is set up, it flies by. 2y
Meredith3 @Mdargusch that gives me hope! Currently on page 30 and I keep getting distracted.. 😹 2y
Reviewsbylola You can always finish it on the plane or on our trip! 2y
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Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola my goal is to finish it before but we shall see! I Wanna read the jack the ripper book on the plane 🤞🏻 2y
emilyhaldi Mom is right! Once you get into it you won't want to put it down 😄 2y
emilyhaldi Also, love these end papers too, so pretty 😍 2y
Reviewsbylola Lol famous last words @emilyhaldi 2y
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Mdargusch
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I really enjoyed this light hearted Jane Austen. As usual, Jane Austen developed great characters - some I loved and some I hated. The secondary title should be “Misunderstandings” because there are so many that pull the plot in different directions. This book was a lot of fun! #familybookclub

Kalalalatja Great review! 2y
emilyhaldi This is coming up on my roster next week! 👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen Pretty flowers 🌺 🌸 🌺 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks Beautiful picture!! 2y
Reviewsbylola Gotta get to this! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Great photo and review. I liked this one (and the movie adaptation). 2y
Mdargusch I can‘t wait to watch the movie! @erzascarletbookgasm 2y
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julesG
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LibrarianRyan I have that sitting on my shelf. I like that cover. 2y
LA_Mead YAY!!! I love that book! Happy reading 😊 2y
ReadingsByTheC One of my favorite series! I hope you enjoy it. 😊 2y
GatheringBooks definitely one of my favourite series! 2y
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Mdargusch
Double Indemnity | James M. Cain
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Our January #familybookclub choice is a short thriller written in 1935. This book is packed with more action, twists, and murders than most modern day thrillers that are 200 pages longer! This author is a genius. I was hooked from the very beginning and never guessed most of the surprises Cain had in store. This would be perfect for readathon as the audiobook is only 3 1/2 hours long. #booked2018 #unconventionalromance

IamIamIam I didn't know this was a book! I love the film!!! 2y
cathysaid Gorgeous yarn! 2y
Meredith3 Your review has me super excited to start this! 2y
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Mdargusch Check it out @IamIamIam - it‘s such a quick read! 2y
Mdargusch Thanks @cathysaid , I‘m trying to use up all my leftovers so it is a bit of this and a bit of that. 2y
Mdargusch It‘s right up your alley @Meredith3 2y
Pamwurtzler That‘s really pretty! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Great picture! It‘s making me miss knitting! 2y
Suet624 Beautiful knitting 2y
Cinfhen Awesome review!!! Yay on your first challenge read completed🎉🎉I think I'm gonna try this one for #unconventionalromance as well 😀 2y
emilyhaldi You and @Reviewsbylola have me pumped for this one!!! 2y
Mdargusch It‘s so quick, you can‘t lose @cinfhen! 2y
Kaye Whatcha knitting ? It‘s very pretty. Makes me want to get some yarn and do something. Not sure what 😁 2y
Mdargusch Just making a scarf/shawl with my leftover yarn @Kaye. BTW just got Shallow Grave In Trinity County and started it. 👍🏼👍🏼 2y
Kaye Sounds great ❤️ will be watching for your review. 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘m so glad you loved it! 2y
kspenmoll Whatever you are knitting looks gorgeous! Love your color choices. 2y
Godmotherx5 Pretty yarn 💝 2y
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