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Lizpixie
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#JumpStart2021 #2020ReadYouNeverGotTo #GenreBusting I missed yesterday‘s prompt coz I was out most of the day(birthday lunch with the MIL then movie & dinner with hubs)so it‘s a double whammy today. Bk5 of the Cormorant Strike series has been on my TBR for a few months, I will get to it this year🤞, Bk1 of the Space Unicorn series is a strange mashup of fantasy with SciFi. There‘s unicorns, fairies, dryads etc all gallivanting round the universe!

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CarolynM
Strange Love | Ann Aguirre
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Because I'm slightly obsessed with Alexis Hall I follow him on GR. I was intrigued by his review of this one. Male alien (basically a giant insect) unintentionally kidnaps human girl, mistaking her for his otherworldly penpal/girlfriend. So begins a bonkers sci-fi/erotic romance/dystopian #GenreBusting romp. I'm not into sci-fi or dystopia, but it was a winner for me on the romance front. And, as Alexis says, the alien sex is A+😂
#JumpStart2021

LeahBergen A+ Alien Sex! 😂 2y
CarolynM @LeahBergen Bet you never thought you'd use that phrase!😂 2y
Cathythoughts 😂😂🤣 2y
Centique Whoa! This is a must read then! 2y
CarolynM @Centique I don't know about must read but it was certainly entertaining😉 2y
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Lizpixie
The Iliad | Gareth Hinds
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Lizpixie The classic Greek Myth about the kidnapping of Helen, Wife of Menelaus, by Paris, Prince of Troy & the subsequent siege of Troy by Menelaus, his brother Agamemnon & the Greek armies. Of course it ends in bloodshed, tears & many deaths before the fighting is done. All over one silly woman.🙄🏺🛡🗡 2y
dariazeoli You‘re on a roll‘b 2y
wanderinglynn Great progress! 🎉 2y
Lizpixie I can‘t believe I missed it, but this was my #Bookspin book for January @TheAromaofBooks 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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Blaire
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Interlocking stories of “urban Indians” living in Oakland. I found each individual story to be fascinating and even though I couldn‘t keep track of all of them as they linked up, it felt like a complete novel leading up to a climactic event and the tension built toward it over the novel. Told a different type of Native American story than others I have heard about/read. Seen this reviewed as #genrebusting so it‘s my pick for #booked2019.

SamAnne Loved it! 3y
Suet624 A wonderful book. 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Beautiful book 💕 3y
Tanisha_A Loved this one! 3y
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ferskner
The Glitch: A Novel | Elisabeth Cohen
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Mehso-so

This mix of women's lives and relationships with sci-fi didn't quite work for me. I was much more interested in the comedic portrayal of a Silicon Valley workaholic than the tech-gone-wrong storyline.

#booked2019 #genrebusting @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen It‘s a cool cover and I 💗the photo! Too bad book was just a so-so 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like an interesting premise, but sorry it didn‘t pan out. 👊🏻♥️📚 3y
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StephanieMarie
American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I wish I could get into this book ... but yay, you! This has been such an interesting prompt, since people are choosing a wide variety of books to fit it. 👊🏻📚♥️ 3y
StephanieMarie @BarbaraTheBibliophage Honestly it is a WEIRD book and I wasn't super into it for most of it, but the ending came through for me. I'm planning to watch the show soon 3y
Cinfhen Agreeing with @BarbaraTheBibliophage Its been fun seeing all the different books chosen for genre-bursting 3y
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youneverarrived
The Red Parts: A Memoir | Maggie Nelson
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A shortish book that packs a lot in. It‘s true crime mixed with memoir but also so much more. Very well written. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #genrebusting #booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks interesting. So many interesting books in this prompt!! 3y
LeahBergen I have this one waiting for me. 👍🏻 3y
Cathythoughts Sounds like my cup of tea 👍🏻♥️stacked 3y
youneverarrived @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I think you both will like it! 3y
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hes7
Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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My completed #Summer prompts for #Booked2019

#Genrebusting: Jane, Unlimited
#MuslimAuthor: The MarriageClock
#BookToMovie: The Shack
#GraphicNovel: Anne of Green Gables
#BookGiftedToYou: Patron Saints of Nothing
#DiverseMiddleGrade: One Crazy Summer

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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I enjoyed this alternative history, speculative fiction, western short story. In fact, I think this will qualify as a #genrebusting choice for #Booked2019.

Once in American history there was a discussion of bringing hippos to the states as a cattle species in the marshes & bayous of the south. This story is set in a world where cowboys and gunfights occurred with hippos, such a fun imaginary trip based on an alternate historical possibility.

JSW I‘ve always loved hippos; I may need this on principle. 😂😂😂 3y
TheSpineView Great job!🤩🤩🤩 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow. That is kind of crazy! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Right! It made me think of that part in The World Without Us and the discussion of bringing in elephants into the plains to basically replace the buffalo. Crazy and so fun to think about. 3y
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BookwormAHN
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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This was a really weird yet engrossing book. Part is historical accounts of Lincoln and the other is a historical fiction ghost story.
I don't think this could be more #genrebusting
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
@BarbaraTheBibliophage
This is also a #NYTBestSeller #GrowUp #BBRC
@LibrarianRyan @RachelO

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 3y
Cinfhen Great choice and a #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely a perfect choice for this prompt! 3y
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