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Amelia Unabridged | Ashley Schumacher
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@Jerdencon Thank you for picking this book! I've never heard of it before and loved it! #auldlangspine @monalyisha

Jerdencon It‘s funny I read that for last years #newyearwhodis list recommended from @Kangaj1 5mo
JenReadsAlot @Jerdencon @Kangaj1 I love that! Good chance this will be on my list for next year! 5mo
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IndoorDame Do you think this would be categorized as #quietYA ? Looking ahead to some challenges… 5mo
JenReadsAlot @IndoorDame I would make it work it was really good! 5mo
IndoorDame @JenReadsAlot awesome, thanks!!! 5mo
TheBookHippie This is popular at the HS library here. 4mo
CBee @IndoorDame I‘ve read this too and it absolutely would count for #quietYA!! 4mo
IndoorDame @CBee perfect! Thanks 4mo
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The Body | Stephen King, Robin Waterfield
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Following tradition my final book of the year will be a Stephen King. I actually have not read anything by King in a very very long time so I am really looking forward to this. My first book of '23 will be an Agatha Christie. I haven't decided which one yet though.

LeahBergen I like that you have these traditions. 😄 5mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Tradition is important lol What is going to be your final book of the year? 5mo
LeahBergen I think it will be this one that I‘ve just started (a completely random shelf grab 😆) 5mo
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vivastory @LeahBergen Oh, man. Have you seen Goodnight Mommy? I watched the original a few months ago & it really got under my skin 5mo
LeahBergen @vivastory I haven‘t! I was just reading that comparison and now I‘ll have to look it up. 5mo
LeahBergen And I know you and I have discussed our love of the ‘evil child‘ trope in the past! 😆 5mo
Reggie Twinkies, I started his The Long Walk tonight. The first kid just got gunned down because of a charley horse. 5mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Haha, yes! I do love a good evil children story. I will def be keeping an eye out for your thoughts on this one! 5mo
vivastory @Reggie Max Booth said that if he could adapt any King book into a movie he'd want to adapt that one. Brutal. That was my final book of 2019. I remember finishing it right before midnight & wiping tears away. Good times. 5mo
Aimeesue One of his best! 5mo
BookNAround How cool you have a tradition around your first book of the year. I‘m completely chaotic in how I choose mine. 😂 5mo
Rileytmurray Read this one for school and I rely enjoyed it!! 5mo
vivastory @Aimeesue I agree! Very underrated IMO! 5mo
vivastory @BookNAround I'm very much a mood reader, so my reading tends to also be chaotic but as I like to begin the yr with a fresh book I try to plan it out a little bit. I usually start with a choice from my #newyearwhodis list but I didn't enter this year as I had too much going on at the time 5mo
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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#12Booksof2022. #January

My pick for January is this story of an atypical mother/child relationship which I read as part of my #NewYearWhoDis pairing with @AmyG

Andrew65 Sounds a good read. 5mo
AmyG I am glad you enjoyed it, too! 5mo
TheBookHippie Oh this is a powerful read. 5mo
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Address Unknown | Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
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So excited to be matched with @BarbaraJean for #AuldLangSpine!

I had already read and loved some of her list: Passing, People of the Book, The Night Gardener, Sea of Tranquility, Crossing to Safety. Pictured above are the titles I can't wait to read!

Thanks to @monalyisha for matching us and setting this up!!! So fun!

Karisimo More details for @BarbaraJean: I have been meaning to read Piranesi and Naomi Novik for a while, so thanks for the extra motivation! A friend irl has been begging me to read Under the Whispering Door. I had not previously heard of Address Unknown, Elatsoe, The Wanderers, or Nation, but they sound amazing and right up my alley! 6mo
monalyisha 🙌🏻✨🥳 6mo
BarbaraJean 🎉These are some GREAT picks. I guess I'm biased, but I loved these! I hope you do, too. Piranesi was the first book I read in 2022 & it was such a great start to the year. I have my IRL book club to thank for Elatsoe (which has beautiful chapter-opening illustrations) & Under the Whispering Door. And Address Unknown was from my #NewYearWhoDis list from @Blaire last year. It's so short but so powerful. I look forward to hearing what you think! 6mo
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A quiet novel full of compassion (for others, but also finding it for yourself) and a healthy dose of wit. I loved the Neons, the nuns, and especially Agatha. How she slowly grew her confidence; and her journey through questioning her convictions while never judging those around her for theirs.

Thank you for the recommendation @monalyisha 🎉 I don't think I'd have even heard of this one if it wasn't on your list last year!

JamieArc I want to stack this one whenever I see posts about it! 6mo
Kristin_Reads Ha! I hadn‘t seen your post yet when I just posted mine about this book. Loved it 😊 6mo
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TheKidUpstairs @JamieArc do it! I'm so glad I finally picked it up. It was on @monalyisha 's #NewYearWhoDis last from last year, but I didn't get to it in January. I was getting so excited about #AuldLangSpine so I decided to finally pick it up and it was totally worth it. 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @Kristin_Reads I always say great minds read alike! 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @Chelsea.Poole woo hoo! 6mo
JamieArc Of course it was on @monalyisha ‘s #NYWD list! She‘s my #AuldLangSpine match this year and I love all of her picks. 6mo
monalyisha @JamieArc I almost want to bend the rules AGAIN and say you can count this one for #AuldLangSpine since I‘m your partner and it *was* on my list…at one time. 😅 6mo
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! I really loved it. Whenever I came across someone putting it down, I could feel myself getting defensive. 😅 It got so little attention, I felt like it deserved for all of the attention it *did* get to be *good* attention. I honestly love a book with not much plot to speak of. 🤷‍♀️ What can I say? 6mo
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If you haven‘t participated in #AuldLangSpine (formerly known as #NewYearWhoDis), now is your opportunity, but you must be quick! Check out @monalyisha for more details—it‘s a really fun event where you create a list of your favorite books this year for someone else to read from, and then Alyisha pairs you up with someone else‘s list for you to read from!

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Reminder: the opportunity to qualify for early access to my #AuldLangSpine event (formerly #NewYearWhoDis #NYWD) is officially closed.

Early access links to the registration form will go out Sunday, 11/20, by email. Those who qualified STILL NEED TO REGISTER/FILL OUT THE FORM! You are NOT registered yet! This just means that you‘ll have a leisurely handful of days to do so before…

General registration opens on Fri, 11/25 @ 8pm (EST). 👇🏻

monalyisha 📣 PSA: If those of you who receive the early access link sign-up *before* the 25th, you‘re guaranteed a spot. HOWEVER, if you wait until general registration for the event goes live, I *cannot* guarantee you one! There are 70 spots in total, and once they‘re taken, the event will be full. So please sign-up sometime before then! Thank you! If you have questions: please ask now! 6mo
JamieArc 🎉🎉. Time to finalize my list of top books! 6mo
monalyisha I know, @JamieArc! Me too! It‘s been a weird reading year. Kind of all over the place, with lots of “just okay/perfectly fine” books. I think my list is going to be shorter than is typical for me…but the books that make it on will be ones I‘ve truly loved! 6mo
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Deblovestoread So excited! 💜 6mo
Read4life I haven‘t participated before but I‘m excited to join. Also a little nervous not knowing what to expect. Definitely going out of my comfort zone. 🤓 6mo
TheKidUpstairs My list is shaping up to be shorter than past years as well! But the ones I've loved, I've really really loved. But, like you, lots of good but not great reads. 6mo
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs We really are reading twins! 😉👯‍♀️ 6mo
Amandajoy Time to finalize my list! 6mo
monalyisha @AmandaJoy Heck yes! 🙌 6mo
Megabooks Trying to narrow 50 I‘ve tagged on the storygraph down to 20 or fewer. Very excited! 6mo
monalyisha @Megabooks It must be challenging with how much you read each year! Good luck! 6mo
CarolynM My list will likely be shorter this year too😒 Not a lot of really great reads to choose from. 6mo
Chelsea.Poole Eekk! I love this event not only for the actual match but I love to see everyone‘s lists! Can‘t wait to see what you come up with @Megabooks 👀 6mo
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole thanks! And 💯 same as far as peeping all the lists! 6mo
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The Reading Buddy | Bryce Gibson
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That feeling you get when you wake up at 2:30 AM realizing that while you voted by mail a few weeks ago, you didn‘t track your ballot was counted & download your digital #HiVoted sticker. 🤦🏻‍♀️ So done & done & lucky for me there were a few early access links still left for #AuldLangSpine (formally #NewYearWhoDis ) one of my favorite annual events at Litsy. Thank you @monalyisha 🤗

monalyisha You‘re so welcome! I was specifically hoping you would catch this so you wouldn‘t have to deal with funky time differences to register. Phew! 6mo
DebinHawaii @monalyisha It‘s totally worth it 😉 but happy I remembered. I‘ve been mostly work focused the last couple of weeks & keep forgetting about life stuff! Now, back to sleep for a bit I hope. 😵 6mo
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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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While I'm sad that we won't have #WinterGames this year, I'm also a bit relieved. Scarathlon gave me some burnout towards the end and I have a couple of personal reading challenges I want to finish, as well as finishing my #NewYearWhoDis list. It feels like I have a bit of room to breathe now! 😂

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It‘s never too early to start mulling what‘s going to appear on my #NewYearWhoDis list is it???

monalyisha @Mitch! Good to hear from you re: my annual event. Check out my #AuldLangSpine posts. I‘ve rebranded. And you can qualify for an early access link (to be sent to you on the 20th). There are still a handful of spots left for that! 6mo
Soubhiville How does anyone decide? I‘ve had so many 5 star reads this year. This will be the first time I‘ve participated. How many books do you usually put on your list? 6mo
Mitch @monalyisha is missed that! Thanks for letting me know. I‘ve just sent you an email 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
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Mitch @Soubhiville it‘s the highlight of my reading year! Always well matched and always get a list of fab books! I usually put 20 on the list I think 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Great shelfie! 😍 6mo
Amandajoy I think I‘ve been mulling my picks since June! 6mo
Mitch @Amandajoy glad I‘m not the only one that reads and fab book and immediately thinks ‘ that‘s on the list”! 6mo
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