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The Sol Majestic: A novel | Ferrett Steinmetz
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This was a low pick. I was a bit confused on some things through this whole book. I picked this up for a hope punk novel for #booked2022

Kenna is super poor and starving. He stumbles upon an advertisement to eat at a super exclusive restaurant. He‘s never tasted good that wasn‘t processed. He finds a whole world where he finally fits in. His journey is very long but also only the course of a month.

Cinfhen Sounds interesting 🤨 #HopePunk was definitely the hardest prompt!!!! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I still haven't read my #HopePunk choice but it's Octavia Butler so I'm definitely looking forward to it. Good for you for the stretch with this one! 2mo
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The Stranding | Kate Sawyer
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It‘s a good old fashioned dystopian novel- by that I mean that‘s it‘s not post pandemic but post nuclear war (we think- it‘s not actually fully detailed).
There‘s are a few plot holes, but overall entertaining enough.
I think this may be classed as a #hopepunknovel #booked2022

Cinfhen Hahaha!!! I love your distinction 😆hooray for good ole fashioned dystopian #HopePunk 3mo
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I enjoyed this novel in short stories about a plague that ravages the earth‘s population, an earth already like our own, beginning to show the consequences of environmental abuse caused by humans. It‘s not a cheerful book by any means, but it‘s also not completely devoid of hope. Some chapters were stronger than others, but on the whole, this is a solid pick. 👍


sarahbarnes Great review. I agree. I thought the beginning and ending were the best parts. 4mo
Ruthiella @sarahbarnes Yes, he does manage to bring it full circle! I think Pig Son and City of Laughter are the chapters that will stay with me most. 4mo
sarahbarnes Those parts broke my heart for sure! 💔 4mo
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Megabooks Excellent review! 4mo
Cinfhen City of Laughter will stay with me for a very long time!!!! Great review 🥰agreed, some stories were better than others but overall a solid collection. Im thinking of using this for #HopePunk / thoughts??? 4mo
Ruthiella @Megabooks Thanks! 😊 4mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I think it‘d work in that category. 👍 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I still have the second half to go. 4mo
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts I am curious to hear what everyone will make of the end story. 🤔 4mo
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Hopepunk | Preston Norton
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Loved it! After Hope‘s younger sister Charity outs their older sister Faith, their ultra-conservative Christian parents plan to send Faith to a conversion camp to “fix” her. Instead, Faith runs away. Nearly a year later, when a fellow classmate, Danny, is kicked out of his home and ostracized by his friends for coming out, Hope gives him a place to stay. Their friendship deepens and they form a punk band to counter all the hate in their community.

OriginalCyn620 @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo No bingo this month but got close to a couple! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen #booked2022 - a Hopepunk novel And, with this book, I have finished the challenge! Thanks for hosting! 🤗 4mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!!! Congrats on completing #Booked2022 🍾💖🎉 I still have #HopePunk left!!! Submission forms should be ready by week‘s end 🤗 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 congrats 🎉 You have until Midnight July 3 to submit all books read between April 1-June 30🧭 to enter the #SecondQuarterDrawing :

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This was a really impressive debut and one that will linger for a long time. A pandemic novel that reads as wholly possible now that we‘ve all experienced living through a pandemic. I loved the concept - interconnected stories focusing in different decades yet the threads of the past are still visible. Some stories were exceptional although I did fast forward/skim through one or two stories in the second half. Great choice for #CampLitsy

Megabooks So glad you loved it too! Looking forward to having you at the discussion! 👍🏻😁🏕 4mo
BarbaraBB You ended up loving it. So glad! It was a so-so for me but I can‘t remember much. I really should reread it. 4mo
Cinfhen Initially I bailed @BarbaraBB but I really enjoyed what the author did - it was super imaginative @Megabooks I‘m trying to decide if it would work for #HopePunk??!! Thoughts 💭 4mo
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squirrelbrain Looking forward to your thoughts! Ooh, would be good if we could use it for #hopepunk 4mo
TrishB Trying to get to this week! 4mo
Cathythoughts Just started , it is a great choice. So fun to be reading these books together. 4mo
Cinfhen Agreed @Cathythoughts I think you‘re going to get along with How High @TrishB but it‘s pretty grim at times 4mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts I would say it‘s very grim. 4mo
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This is such a sweet fantasy with beautiful characters full of optimism. “Change starts with the voices of a few.” An all around feel good kinda story ❤️
#pop22 ~ a #booktalk recommendation
#booked2022 ~ a hopepunk novel
@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks @wanderinglynn for the copy 🥰

Megabooks Glad you loved it! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 5mo
Cinfhen I need to try again… I‘m still needing a #HopePunk novel 5mo
squirrelbrain Great review - I think I may try this for #hopepunk 5mo
Cortg @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain hope punk is a toughy! 5mo
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I loved this book, which is more extremely interconnected short stories than novel. The ending was superb as well!

In the near future, climate change has released a deadly plague from the melted Siberian tundra. The initial story is about the family that discovered it. Then there are stories about waves of infection and then how humanity is left changed afterwards. It is dark stuff. The one about a euthanasia amusement park was a favorite.

Megabooks @BarbaraBB I‘ve got to disagree with you. Loved this one! And yes, I managed to find hope. 💜 5mo
Megabooks @vivastory this may be too dark for some times, but I think you‘d like it. 5mo
vivastory Thanks for the tag, Meg! This one is on my TBR & can I say the cover is 👏 👏 5mo
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Megabooks @vivastory you‘re welcome! Excited for your thoughts. the cover is definitely 🔥🔥 (edited) 5mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, definitely gonna have a listen this month!!! Would it work for #HopePunk ??? 5mo
BarbaraBB I am happy you loved it! Most people did, I think. And I love your edition! 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m such a hopeful person that I always find hope, but I‘m not sure other people would. It was pretty dark, so I don‘t know if you‘d feel hope reading it. It‘s a great book though! 5mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks! It‘s a great cover. 5mo
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