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Julsmarshall
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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Bit of a theme. #metoo #werise #persist

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MelKelsey
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I opened it directly after Whisper Network and was disappointed to be reading another legal thriller. However, I quickly became invested, at least through the first half. The story slowly unwinds, and becomes a little less engaging in the second half. It would be an interesting read for an autism advocate or lifelong caretaker. It could kindle a discussion about the morality of truth telling and the #metoo movement. 3.5⭐

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Librariana
The Institute | Stephen King
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These are my current #waitforit titles on Libby, @rachelm

I bought "The Fountains of Silence" as well as "Frankly in Love" in print on a most recent Barnes and Noble visit and I'll be diving into both of them TODAY, but I might still want to give the audiobook versions a try ???

I'm most excited about the tagged King book and Atwood's "The Testaments".

@Beachesnbooks @Hooked_on_books - I'm curious... what are your eagerly anticipated holds?

rachelm You‘re getting so close!! 2w
ElizaMarie I am so excited about the Institute, I‘ll probably end up purchasing it super soon 2w
BeththeBookDragon I just picked up a copy of Will my Cat eat my Eyeballs at the library! 2w
Hooked_on_books I have the King on hold as well. Which I think I‘ll get sometime next spring. 😆 I‘m dying for the new Lindy West, which I pre-ordered (kinda like being on hold). Plus I‘m looking forward to the #metoo book She Said. 2w
readordierachel Carry On is so good 💙 2w
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UnabridgedPod
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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I could have continued reading the stories of the three women at the heart of Lisa Taddeo's work of investigative journalism for a thousand more pages. The alternating strength and vulnerability that Lina, Sloane, and Maggie each displays at various points in her story is so relatable, so infuriating, so devastating. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod Taddeo's intention--to recount the sexual lives of women in America--is interwoven of her growing understanding of what it means to be a woman. Taddeo frames the book with her own mother's experiences, making the source of her own interest clear. ⠀

The three narratives reinforce each other, highlighting new insights about the ways that women alter themselves to continue existing in a world centered on men and their needs. ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod I was heartbroken each time one of the women dared to hope that she had found someone who could love her without her having to alter herself, each time she thought she had connected to another woman whose friendship could withstand the intrusions of men, each time her family let her down. I was rooting for these women on every page. ⬇️ 2w
UnabridgedPod I was unfuriated by the men who are able to escape punishment despite their abuse, assault, and corruption. If anyone questions the need for the #metoo movement, hand that person this book.⠀

While I noticed the excellence of Taddeo's writing, she is absorbed into the narratives of her subjects except when she chooses to share her own history to highlight or complement their stories. What a stunning, powerful, important work of nonfiction.
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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MUST READ: This is the untold story of what it takes to bring accusations against powerful men to light. Kantor and Twohey don‘t simply paint a portrait of Weinstein as a monster (though they have plenty of evidence to do just that). Instead, they examine the company policies and the power-brokers that enabled a monster to thrive for decades. Full review: https://primer.com.au/she-said-review-jodie-kantor-megan-twohey/ #MustRead #NonFiction #MeToo

Scochrane26 I heard about this on Trevor Noah (daily show podcast). 2w
keepingupwiththepenguins @Scochrane26 Oooh I've heard that's a great pod! Clearly great taste in books 😉 ❤ 2w
Scochrane26 @keepingupwiththepenguins I‘m usually not up late enough to watch the Daily Show, so I‘ve started listening to the podcast, not all the time, but at least 2 a week. I wish I could listen to his personal podcast, but it‘s on a site you have to pay for. 2w
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SarahSaysRead
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Cuuuuuuute. And so relevant.

I do want to mention that I think the cartoon covers in romance has come to signal that it's a rom-com, and this doesn't have much comedy. Maybe some whimsy. But it's still lovely. 💕

#contemporaryromance #romance #metoo #accountability #BossAssWomen

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kaysworld1
Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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#currentlyreading Woman Talking by Miriam Toews
This is a great book so far but it is making me angry. When it comes to being raped and attacked you do not ever do nothing even when people don't believe you, ridicules you, shames you being quiet is never an option even if you stand to loose everything.
Just my thoughts so far #feminists #metoo #femalefighters #librarybook #wearestrong

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Chelsea.Poole
Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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I found the second part to be much better than the first half. This is a timely story for the #metoo movement and I'm glad more books are out dealing with sexual assault and women in the workplace. However, I found some of the happenings here super far-fetched. 🌹

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shadowspeak17
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Here‘s my wrap-up for the July-September quarter of #booked2019.

#SocialMediaFocus: #MeToo
#FoodOnCover: Ella Minnow Pea
#BookToMovie: Confessions
#BookAboutAddiction: Hey, Kiddo

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! Good job!! 👊🏻📚♥️ 3w
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Suet624
We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Of course everyone - men and women - should read this. I was saddened, though, by the fact that this is the exact same message that those of my generation were proclaiming in the 70‘s and 80‘s. The professional reviewers were so enthusiastic that I thought the essay might carry some hidden key that made all the difference to our struggle. It does not.

TrishB That always saddens me too. My daughter faces the same issues I did, with added internet!! 3w
Suet624 @TrishB I was surprised by the visceral reaction that I had to the book. And the internet! Gah! 3w
Hooked_on_books The more things change, the more they stay the same. I feel like the difference now is that there seems to be a broader buy-in, with #MeToo and other feminist issues at the forefront. And all of the women running for President. It feels like it has some more staying power this time, though time will tell. 3w
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Aimeesue @Hooked_on_books The lens has definitely changed. Same message, and we're still dealing with the same issues, but society at large is SEEING those issues pretty clearly now, and we're calling them out directly en mass. My daughter's generation is not here to put up with anyone's bull. It's good to see. 3w
Suet624 @Aimeesue @hooked_on_books She speaks a lot about situations in Nigeria. It seems to me that's the audience that would benefit from the book. I agree that we have moved forward in many ways. 3w
Martyn_J_Pass This has piqued my interest. Going to grab myself a copy. Thanks. 3w
Suet624 @Martyn_J_Pass thank you. was surprised to find it was a 45 minute audio. Pretty short. 😁 (edited) 3w
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