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Simona
Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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Story about Zambian history, covering period from early 20th century to the near future, is intertwined with the story about three families over few generations. What makes this story so interesting is, besides an abundance of characters and subplots stories, author‘s sharp, observant, sometimes witty remarks about colonialism and development of Zambia. Impressive story, brilliant structure and satisfying read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AlaMich Adorable reading buddies! 😻🐶❤️ 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds fascinating! 👏🏻♥️📚 2w
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Cinfhen I almost picked this up the other day 2w
LeahBergen I‘ve missed seeing these two! 💕💕 2w
Simona @AlaMich Very dedicated reading buddies 😘 2w
Simona @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen It‘s a huge book with, but worth the time and the patience ...🤓 2w
Simona @LeahBergen Both of them are still my shadow😘 2w
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Cinfhen
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I‘m feeling like Fergie & WILL.I.AM 🎶I Just Can‘t Get Enough....I'm addicted wanna jump inside your love🎵 Inception you got a brother dreamin', dreamin'🎶🎶 I can't erase ya out of my memory
Switch up 🖤 READ THIS BOOK #genrebusting

Cinfhen And I‘ve given myself an 👂🏼🐛 3w
Coleen_Nieto @Cinfhen I loved this book too! I had to start over a couple chapters in to make sure I was following but it was worth it to me. 3w
obertonwrites I just bought this book, but I haven‘t started reading it yet! I‘m so happy to hear it‘s a good one! 😀 3w
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Cinfhen It did take some heavy concentration @Coleen_Nieto @obertonwrites but it was worth it!! 3w
Lizpixie I absolutely loved this book! That‘s exactly how I described it, Inception meets Agatha Christie meets Gosford Park♥️ 3w
Cinfhen And a healthy dose of Looper @Lizpixie 3w
Cathythoughts Sounds good. I don‘t think my mind is ready for this one.. I‘m thinking it‘s kind of mathematical 3w
Cinfhen It‘s more of a convoluted Groundhog Day than maths @Cathythoughts You need to put yourself in another body and remove suspension of belief. Wait until your ready, the mood has to strike 3w
ReadingSusan I loved this one so much! 3w
rjsthumbelina @Cinfhen I'm glad you liked it! I was in awe by the end. Totally unique, which I really appreciate 3w
Mdargusch I‘ve been wanting to read this too but what @cathythoughts said 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 3w
rohit-sawant Bumping this up my TBR stack! 3w
BarbaraBB Great review! Looking forward to it! ❤️ 3w
Centique This is one I‘ve been hearing about IRL too - and people I know rarely talk about books so it must be really good! 3w
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Samplergal
The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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#MayMadness #ReadingUSA2019 #WestVirginia #BookToMovies #bookish2019 #genrebusting

The second #booktomovies book finished this week! I liked it and am actually glad I saw the movie first. It‘s not my genre, but it was easier to figure out because I had seen the movie. Since Area 12 was formerly West Virginia, it‘s meeting that prompt too! #audiobooking

Librarybelle Great! 3w
Cinfhen Nice!!! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Way to knock off some prompts! 👊🏻 3w
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Cathythoughts
The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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Absolutely all the stars brilliant 👍🏻✨✨✨✨✨. I won‘t review till after our IRL Bookclub about it - end of May !
I wonder would I try Cloud Atlas again ?! I bailed the first time. But this tagged book is excellent....
#booked2019
#genrebusting
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I loved The Cloud Atlas but it‘s confusing - just gotta roll with it and everything comes together. Need to get to Bone Clocks soon! Have you read Slade House? 1mo
Cathythoughts @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I have Slade House !! 👍🏻 I will probably read soon. ( before nxt Bookclub) ... I think it will be good. What a great writer ... he has it all going on ♥️ 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m so scared to try this author again. I was overwhelmed by 1mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Black Swan Green was really good too - different from the others Ive read. I want to read all his stuff!! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I was too ! I bailed! But this is a very different book .... soooo good 1mo
Cathythoughts @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled yes! Black Swan Green on my list too 👍🏻I want to read all his stuff now too 1mo
Cinfhen Maybe I‘ll suggest your tagged book for my IRL bookclub (edited) 1mo
JennyM The cover is so gorgeous...and your review is great 👍 1mo
TrishB Can‘t wait to hear what you thought of the ending. My tears flowed 😢😢 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB what a life she lived ! Holly went through it all ♥️💔. Yes !! Tears 😭... she is real to me (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM I‘ll be dying to know what you think when you get there ... as @TrishB said it‘s a marmite book 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I hope the spoiler is on my comment ( I did put it there ) 1mo
TrishB She is! I loved her, wanted to give her a hug at the end. 💔 1mo
andrew61 Glad you enjoyed it - i know it has already been mentioned but Slade House is a great way to stay in the world but a bit creepier. 1mo
BiblioLitten 💜💜 So glad you loved it. 1mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 thanks Andrew! I do have Slade House & I‘m looking forward to it👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten I really did Love it ♥️thanks ! 1mo
Centique I agree with @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Cloud Atlas almost did me in, but I had been told to keep going past halfway and it will all come together. It did! I sped through the last half. But it does have both historical and futuristic settings which I love, so it was kind of my wheel house 😍 1mo
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jenniferw88
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#genrebusting #booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Graphic novel ✔
Historical ✔
Time-travel ✔

Pretty sure this qualifies!

3 stars - not quite sure how I feel about it but will probably finish the series as there's only one more.

Cinfhen Yeah for completing the prompt!! Boo, that it was only a so-so☹️ 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen to be fair, it's a high so-so, almost a pick! 1mo
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mreads
The Gilda Stories | Jewelle Gomez
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A slavery escape, vampires and Afrofuturism - oh my! And a winner of two LAMBDA awards in 1991. The novel follows Gilda from 1850 slavery escape and conversion to vampire, California in 1890s, Missouri 1920s, Boston 1950s, New York in 1970-80s, New Hampshire 2020 and ending in 2050. What does 2050 look like, well this 1991 novel might end up not being far off.

#booked2019 POC Paranormal @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

mreads Also #readingwomenchallenge2019 LAMBDA winner 2mo
Cinfhen Would probably work for #GenreBusting too!!! Sounds awesome 2mo
mreads @Cinfhen I was thinking about that but I've got this planned 2mo
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vivastory
Invisible Cities | Italo Calvino
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In one of Calvino's greatest books, Marco Polo relates his journeys to fantastical cities #sofaraway to Kublai Khan. Like much of his other work, Invisible Cities defies easy categorization. Variously described as a whimsical postmodern version of Herodotus, prose poetry & a forerunner of flash fiction. Illustrations are from a wonderful Lithub article:
https://lithub.com/art-inspired-by-italo-calvinos-invisible-cities/
#AnglophileApril

Cinfhen Beautiful images book sounds like a hard one to tackle. I prefer lighter reads 😛 2mo
Theaelizabet This sits on my shelves, but I‘ve yet to get to it (I‘ve only read Baron in the Trees), but when I do, I‘m going to remember “whimsical postmodern version of Herodotus.” 2mo
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emilyhaldi I‘m really into the sound of this!!! Definitely #stacking 😄 2mo
emilyhaldi Wonder if this could work for #booked2018 #genrebusting 🤔 @Cinfhen 2mo
Reviewsbylola Very whimsical. ❤️ 2mo
Mdargusch Great choice for this prompt! 2mo
vivastory @emilyhaldi I look forward to your thoughts. I plan on eventually reading all of Calvino's work. 2mo
vivastory @Theaelizabet Did you like Baron in the Trees? I really enjoyed it. 2mo
vivastory @Mdargusch Thanks! 2mo
Theaelizabet @vivastory Yes, I thought it was very clever. 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly
Neverworld Wake | Marisha Pessl
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This was...fine. It was a creative concept but I found it to be a little simplistic. That‘s not a knock on the fact that it‘s a YA novel - I‘ve just come to expect more complexity from Pessl. It starts out as “what happened to the boyfriend” mystery but then veers into sci-fi/fantasy territory which isn‘t my thing. I was entertained but it‘s firmly in the 2.5-2.75 🌟 range. 👇🏼

Cinfhen Helpful review! Think I‘ll pass 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks Your dog‘s face is pretty representative of how I feel about this Tuesday 😑🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto I have zero idea what genre busting means. 😬🙄🤣 2mo
Skyrimir This was a hard one for me because I didn‘t really like any of the characters. The concept was really interesting though! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto Not easily categorized? Fits multiple genres? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Erinreadsthebooks Same. She takes her facial cues from me. 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Huh. Learn something new every day. 🤣 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto That is my unscientific opinion. I‘m also the girl who had to Google “Cli-Fi” so... 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly also don‘t know what that is so I‘ll have to google it as well. 🤣🤣 2mo
LeahBergen Good morning, sweet Pickles. 😘 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I thought it was something dirty. 😬 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly It does sound dirty. 🤣🤣 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly That‘s exactly what genre-busting means. 👊🏻 And, don‘t worry, lots of people were Googling cli-fi. Including me! 🤪 2mo
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Cathythoughts
The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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If I can read this book ... #genrebusting is sorted 👍🏻#booked2019

Booksnchill I loved it 2mo
Cathythoughts @Booksnchill I really want to love it too 🤞🏻 2mo
Booksnchill I buddy read it with @tjwill and it was my first David Mitchell- we went on to do his Slade House the next fall. I do hope you like it- it is odd certainly (edited) 2mo
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andrew61 I really liked it and it is not my genre of choice - look forward to your thoughts - enjoy - hope you had a good day. 2mo
tjwill The world building is fascinating! It is a rather slow read, but definitely worth the read. The writing is beautiful. (@Booksnchill Want to read another Mitchell soon?) 2mo
Booksnchill @tjwill i am ready when you are- have one in mind? 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I quite loved Slade House. Also very #genrebusting. 2mo
tjwill @Booksnchill I have Black Swan Green, but haven‘t read it yet. 2mo
Booksnchill @tjwill that works for me- say May 1? 2mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 thankyou ! I‘m looking forward to trying it out 🤞🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes Clock Bones is our IRL Bookclub book this month & she did say Slade House is the companionship book. My fear is that it requires a particular kind of precise mind ... I‘m a bit of a dreamer - but look forward to trying it 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @Booksnchill @twill what an intriguing title Black Swan Green ... will look out for yeer reviews 👍🏻💚 2mo
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