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Some of the top fiction selections I have read over the past decade (not all published in this last decade tho)...
A Prayer for Owen Meany, Bridges of Madison County, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, The Book Thief, Under the Dome, Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Where'd You Go Bernadette, All the Bright Places (I met Jennifer Nivin and she is lovely!), Paper Girls, Recursion

Cinfhen I agree, Owen Meaney deserves a place on every decade list!!!! Thanks for sharing and tagging me. I still haven‘t read and I‘ve owned it forever 3d
BarbaraBB Me too, @Cinfhen I‘ve had it since @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks started raving about it. Now it‘s on your list of the decade @Chab256 I really want to read it in 2020! (It does fit the challenges 😉)! (edited) 3d
Scochrane26 I always mean to read Owen meany and never get around to it. 3d
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Cinfhen We can buddy read it at some point next year @BarbaraBB because it does tick prompt boxes 3d
Chab256 @BarbaraBB @Scochrane26 @cinfhen I might join a buddy read! Owen Meany is one of my all time favorites!! 2d
BarbaraBB @Chab256 I Think @Cinfhen is referring to Tell the Wolves I‘m home? At least I was 😉. I have read Owen Meany already. But I would like to buddyread the Wolves! 2d
Scochrane26 @Cinfhen @Chab256 I would do a buddy read. It‘s on my kindle. Just not in January. 2d
Cinfhen I was referring to Wolves @BarbaraBB @Scochrane26 and if you‘d like to join that would be great!!! 2d
Cinfhen And you too @Chab256 if you‘d like to reread Wolves!?!? 2d
Chab256 @Cinfhen @Barbara Ohhhh, lol. I see that now. 😂Yea, I would be up for a re-read of Wolves too! 2d
Cinfhen Ok, great @Chab256 I‘ll let you know when @BarbaraBB and I decide to read 2d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This nearly made my list. It's so hard to choose. 2d
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Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst
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This was hard!!! But this is my #top10ofthedecade #fictionedition. Anyone have any of the same? I‘m interested!

Cinfhen I‘ve seen this one in a few lists 4d
ephemeralwaltz Oh wow ! I'll have to get my Goodreads out and compile a list. Challenging! 4d
JanuarieTimewalker13 This would be brutally hard...there‘s so many good ones!! 4d
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merelybookish Americanah and Wolf Hall...possible contenders for my list! 4d
Soubhiville I loved Ove too! I can‘t decide, so I‘ve only done my nonfiction one. 4d
rachelm If I could sneak an extra four in there I would add all of Ferrante‘s Neapolitan novels… 4d
rachelm @Cinfhen it is so good! If you haven‘t read it definitely give it a shot 4d
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I really love the unique format of these two books and I hope the author will be inspired to do more similar some day.


writerlibrarian This such a fun, amazing book. 1w
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The Painted Drum: A Novel | Louise Erdrich

While the writing in this book is beautiful & evocative at times, and a couple of the characters were well drawn, for some reason I just couldn‘t get into the story or care much about it. There was something about the overall writing style that just didn‘t work for me, and the shifts in time & place & people didn‘t come together well, IMO. I wish we had stayed with Faye & Elsie the whole time, TBH. Not terrible but not a notable one for me. 2/5 ⭐️

xicanti This has been my experience with Erdrich, too. It‘s like, her prose is lovely but it just doesn‘t FLY. 2w
alisonrose @xicanti Yeah, I can‘t really put my finger on it but there‘s just something lacking 2w
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Thanksgiving reading and working on finishing a reading challenge. Claiming this for a children's classic I've never read because #NewberyMedal means classic, right?

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving | Louisa May Alcott
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I can‘t believe I‘ve never read this book #setduringThanksgiving. I‘ll have to remedy that before I head out to my Turkey Day #celebration. And often LMA‘s characters can be #angelsandsaints. (Beth comes to mind. 😇) #movember #gratefulreads #namastenovember #multitasking 🦃🦃🦃

Happy Thanksgiving to all the #Littens—I‘m thankful for this group of kindred spirits who understand and share my obsession with books! 😊

Cinfhen Love those graphics 🧡Have a wonderful day 2w
OriginalCyn620 Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🧡 2w
LauraJ Happy Thanksgiving!🦃 2w
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Tamra I 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽🧡 2w
Eggs Great triple dip!! Happy thanksgiving to you❣️❣️ 2w
Bookzombie Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃 🍂 2w
Nute Thankful for you, Ms. Ruby. I hope that you had a wonderful day yesterday!🧡 2w
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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving | Louisa May Alcott
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Day 28 - Set in New Hampshire in the 1800s, it is a simple, yet charming story of a family Thanksgiving in an earlier, more innocent time. When their parents are called away to visit a sick relative, the girls try to put together a Thanksgiving dinner all on their own. Of course a few things go wrong, as this is the first time the children cook such a big dinner, but ultimately, all turns out well, and there‘s much to be thankful for.

OriginalCyn620 Need to read this! Stacked! 🧡 2w
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The Painted Drum: A Novel | Louise Erdrich
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I‘ve read one other book by Louise Erdrich and liked it well enough, but it wasn‘t very memorable or striking. But this sounds like it could be more up my alley. I mean, the synopsis says that it “explores the often fraught relationship between mothers and daughters” and that‘s a major buzzword (buzzphrase?) for me. #nowreading

Tamra I generally haven‘t been a huge fan, but this one is one of my favorite books! (edited) 2w
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The end of forever-our town.
Waiting for the moon as bright as heaven
A tear and a smile from you to me




marleed That‘s beautiful! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️ love it!! 3w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎭 3w
Eggs @OriginalCyn620 🤗📚🥳 3w
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#GratefulReads Day 25 - #Bookyouhavereread

This is my favorite cover for this book, too. Did not like the movie version (Simon Birch) at all. Still makes me angry to think about it. 😠

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Kaila-ann I just picked up this book recently. 3w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3w
ImperfectCJ @Kaila-ann Have you read many of Irving's other novels? He used to be my favorite author. Owen Meany wasn't the only novel of his that I re-read, but it was definitely my favorite. I haven't read it in ages, though. 3w
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Kaila-ann @ImperfectCJ I don‘t think I have actually. I‘m really behind on my classics, something I plan on working on this coming year. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to read this!!!!!! 3w
Scochrane26 I still haven‘t read this book, it‘s on my kindle. But, years ago, as a camp counselor, the summer staff watched the movie, then made fun of it all summer. 3w
ImperfectCJ @Scochrane26 The movie deserves to be made fun of. I don't know how they got away doing that to the novel. 3w
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