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Return to Gone-Away | Elisabeth Enright
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The girls and I finished RETURN TO GONE-AWAY this afternoon — it‘s the sequel to GONE-AWAY LAKE, a delightful middle grade novel about a pair of cousins — Portia is 11 and Julian is 12 — who find a row of derelict summer cottages on the shore of a dried-up lake. I adored any book by Elizabeth Enright as a kid, and I‘m so happy that my girls, who are 9 and almost 6, loved these two. #kidlit #raisingreaders #howjessreadsin2019

BirdsandBelles Loved these as read-alouds for my girls when they were young! 🥰 2w
Chrissyreadit These were absolute favorites for me in childhood, and for my daughter when she was younger. I love seeing them pop up on litsy. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Oh I love these books! Enright's books about the Melendy family were also delightful. 2w
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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This is adorable! What a perfectly delightful, fall-themed read. Absolutely recommended if you're looking for a quick, enjoyable and seasonal read. #howjessreadsin2019

arlenefinnigan Cool owl 🦉 3w
howjessreads Thanks @arlenefinnigan — took this photo in the back room at work, so none of the products are mine. 🤪 But it was cool! 🦉 3w
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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So sad, but fascinating. I was a sophomore when Columbine happened. I had no idea how many misconceptions I‘d absorbed about the whole thing.

It‘s crazy how I‘ve believed incorrectly for 20 years, based on how things were reported in the immediate aftermath. #howjessreadsin2019

Prairiegirl_reading I totally agree. I was telling my husband about the things I thought were true that this book claims are not. Fascinating but deeply disturbing and it made me really mad too. For a lot of reasons. 3w
Megabooks Such an important book. It nearly broke Cullen to write it, as he says in Parkland. But the activism of the Parkland kids helped rebuild him, which I think is amazing! 3w
howjessreads Yes! Totally frustrating @Prairiegirl_reading ! And I definitely want to read Parkland now @Megabooks. 3w
Prairiegirl_reading @Megabooks I can‘t imagine how it would effect someone to be so submerged in this research for such a long time. Just reading the murderer‘s journals would be traumatic. It‘s was deeply disturbing just to read never mind do all the research and then write this. I‘ve got Parkland on my tbr shelf. I‘ll have to get to it soon. 3w
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Be the Girl | K.A. Tucker
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Saturday I took my big kid to Subway (her favorite) for lunch. As we were heading out the door she asked, “Can we each bring a book and have a reading date while we eat?” 😍😍

I read BE THE GIRL by K.A. Tucker, which is a thoughtful YA novel with themes of bullying, autism, and belonging. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ She read TALES FROM THE HOOD, the sixth entry in the Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley.

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Tamra Reading dates? I love the idea - I‘m going to propose it. They‘ll suggest the bakery. 🍪 1mo
BookNAround Love this! 1mo
LibrarianRyan ahhhhhh. And such a good book selection on her part. 1mo
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TheNerdyProfessor This is so precious. ♥️ 1mo
JackOBotts #kidgoals 🙌🏼 1mo
LiteraryinLititz How cute!! 1mo
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Melinda Gates does an excellent job sharing things I‘ve heard before about how important empowering women is; but she illustrates her points with specific examples from Malawi, Niger, India, & the US, sharing stories she‘s learned through her work with the Gates foundation. As a devoutly Catholic, incredibly intelligent programmer, she has a fascinating take on the issues facing women in today‘s world! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #howjessreadsin2019

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I‘m calling it at 26 titles for August!

The 6️⃣ in the top row were my favorites. The best of the month is tagged.

Only 5️⃣ were nonfiction, because I went on a pretty heavy romance binge in the middle of the month. My favorite romances were WAIT FOR IT and KULTI, both by Mariana Zapata.

9️⃣ were by authors of color. So I‘m doing pretty well on that goal this month!

How about you? How was your August? #howjessreadsin2019

emmaturi I read 14 books, probadly the most I have read in a month. My favorite was Evelyn Hugo 2mo
howjessreads @emmaturi Well done!! I liked Evelyn Hugo a lot too. 2mo
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From Lukov with Love | Mariana Zapata
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This is probably a 3.5 star for me. I loved the way Ivan and Jasmine were unafraid to give each other crap. I didn‘t like how Jasmine hid a situation that was actually a big deal, and then totally freaked out about something that shouldn‘t have been a big deal. It was annoying. But their developing friendship/romance was super sweet.

(Also this is the 5th Mariana Zapata book I‘ve read in 6 days. Who even am I???) 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ #howjessreadsin2019

ScientistSam I really enjoyed this one despite the lack of communication (which normally drives me nuts) and wish the library had more by the author! What's been your favorite so far? 2mo
howjessreads @ScientistSam Kulti and Wait for It. Kulti I got at the library; but almost all the rest are in Kindle Unlimited! I have a free trial right now. So I‘m bingeing allll the books. 🤪 2mo
CoffeeK8 I love MZ, this book was great, I think my favorite was The Wall of Winnipeg and Me 2mo
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I thought it was appropriate to have a slightly grubby child be the model for THE OVERDUE LIFE OF AMY BYLER.

I really enjoyed this book about a single mom having a “momspringa” (like an Amish rumspringa).

It was funny and smart and chock full of book references. #howjessreadsin2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Well this just happened... Goodreads gave me confetti and everything! 🤪
I set my goal at 180, since that‘s how many books I read in 2018. I‘ve never ever completed a challenge so early before. And a 5 month Netflix binge seems excessive, so I guess I better bump my goal up. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🍾 3mo
catebutler How exciting! You did so well!! 3mo
mcipher Wow! Congrats!! 👏👏 3mo
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Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📖 3mo
TheEllieMo Wow!! How?! 3mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! That‘s fantastic! 🎉📚🎉 3mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 3mo
Mdargusch Wow! Amazing! 3mo
AndreaLove Congrats!!! 3mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 3mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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It‘s the 191st day of 2019. And I‘ve read 164 books so far. This is outta control! Also I‘m 50-odd reviews behind. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ I may try and catch up on a few faves like this one though. SO GOOD. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #howjessreadsin2019

marleed Wow. You‘ve been busy! 3mo
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