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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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I'm fascinated that so many reviews characterize this book as a thriller. For me it was much more a story that challenged the idealisation of motherhood and explored the challenges faced by women who don't experience it as they are expected to. I found Blythe completely relatable and I wanted to scream at her husband for his lack of support. Thanks @AmyG I liked this a lot. #NewYearWhoDis2022 @monalyisha

AmyG Agreed. It was as if nobody supported or believed her. I, too, found her very relatable. (edited) 2w
CarolynM @AmyG I'm also interested in how many reviewers think that Blythe didn't love Violet and that led to Violet's behaviour. I don't think that's right at all. It also ignores the father's role and the dynamics between all of them. 2w
Cathythoughts Nice review 👍 I have this on kindle, must get to it soon 🤞 2w
AmyG I truly believed Violet was “a bad seed”....or one in the making, made worse by her family situation. 2w
BudgetingBookwormBabe I definitely questioned Blythe's errors in her parenting.. but then comes into question nature vs. nurture, right? 1w
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The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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Can‘t believe there are 4 non fiction 😁
Tagging anyone who wants to do- it‘s great to look at everyone‘s and see what you might have missed.

Cinfhen Ohhh, lots of crossovers 🥰I‘m planning on reading this one for #Booked2022 #Canada 1mo
Cinfhen And I can‘t believe 4 NF reads!!! 1mo
Cinfhen I see you and Helen both have this one…must add 1mo
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Vansa I so LOVED Still life. 1mo
TrishB @cinfhen you‘re my NF pusher. 1mo
TrishB @Vansa me too ♥️ 1mo
Ruthiella We Begin at the End is on so many Littens‘ best of lists! I had it out from the library but had to return it before I‘d read the first few chapters... 1mo
TheBookHippie All the young men is on my list for 2022♥️ I think I can do it. I‘ve enough Kleenex. 1mo
Jolynne Fresh Water for Water!♥️👍🏽 1mo
Nute Fantastic reading this year. I will definitely be reading The Prettiest Star one day soon. I am discovering so many new books because of everyone‘s choices. Reading through these posts is like a Saturday morning heavenly literary smorgasbord from some of my most favorite people on the planet! Such a delight!💕 1mo
TrishB @Ruthiella I loved the characters ❤️ 1mo
TrishB @TheBookHippie it‘s an amazing read and she‘s an amazing woman ♥️ 1mo
TrishB @Jolynne 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
TrishB @Nute what a fab description ❤️ I‘m taking lots of screenshots! 1mo
TheBookHippie @TrishB I agree, she is. Different years of grief are harder this year was harder so I put off the reading til 2022. Missing my friends can‘t wrap my brain around 30 plus years I‘ve been here without them. 1mo
TrishB @TheBookHippie 💔 sorry, I didn‘t realise it was so personal. Take care. 1mo
TheBookHippie @TrishB I was a misfit book nerd and that community took me in ♥️ 1mo
TrishB @TheBookHippie you will definitely need the tissues ♥️ 1mo
squirrelbrain We‘ll turn you into a NF lover yet! 😘 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain I think 4 best of already is! 1mo
LeahBergen Great list! 1mo
Freespirit Wow I have so many new recommendations..thanks Trish xx 1mo
merelybookish I just bought a used copy of Crow Lake so happy to see you liked it! 1mo
TrishB @Freespirit it‘s great looking at everyone‘s 😁 1mo
TrishB @merelybookish I hope you love it too ❤️ 1mo
CarolynM Great list! I'm going to read We Begin at the End in January for #NewYearWhoDis2022 1mo
batsy I love the range here! Looking forward especially to the Pankhurst bio and Crying in H Mart ♥️ 1mo
TrishB @CarolynM cool 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB @batsy I think you will love both of those. The Pankhurst is a big one, I remember it took me a week to read. But so worth it. 1mo
vivastory Great list! I now regret not including the Hendrix on my list. I still need to read the King. I hope to make Later my final book of the year 1mo
TrishB @vivastory I thought the Hendrix was massively entertaining 😁 enjoy the King. 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Lovely list! 😊Thinking of doing this one in the new year 1mo
BarbaraBB Great list. Now I want to read Needless Street and Crying in H Mart! (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts Sorrow and Bliss 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB @Chelsea.Poole hope you enjoy when you get to it. 1mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB Needless got marketed as horror and its really not. H Mart was a very surprise love for me. 1mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts loved it ♥️ 1mo
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Betty: A novel | Tiffany McDaniel
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So this is going to be my January reading pile. Thank you SO much @Chelsea.Poole for giving me so much to choose from. Patrick Radden Keene was on my list last year and his new one looks fab, I listened to The Stacks interview Amanda Montell and she sounds very fab and Betty I know nothing about! Amazing list thank you Chelsea #newyearwhodis2022

Oryx Betty is really good 2mo
ncsufoxes Loved Betty 2mo
Scochrane26 I loved Empire of Pain but it will make you mad. 2mo
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Mitch @Scochrane26 it might be my third book for January rather than my first! 2mo
Mitch @Oryx @ncsufoxes It totally missed my radar so excited to have discovered it via @Chelsea.Poole 2mo
Chelsea.Poole This makes me so happy! Those are three excellent books. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Agreed with @Scochrane26 Empire of Pain is maddening and really just so well done. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Oryx @ncsufoxes some of the scenes in Betty feel like they‘ll be forever imprinted in my mind. Felt so vivid. 2mo
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Some great titles on your list @AmyG ! These are the 3 I plan to read on January.


TrishB Have you brought the tagged one yet Carolyn? 2mo
CarolynM @TrishB No, I haven't got that one. 2mo
TrishB Phew 😁 I sent you it about 4 weeks ago so hopefully it will arrive before you want to read in January! Post is slow. 2mo
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CarolynM @TrishB Thank you, that's lovely of you😘 The post is ridiculously slow at this end but I would hope that it won't take too much more than 4 weeks! 2mo
TrishB Fingers crossed for this week 🤞🏻 2mo
AmyG I hope you enjoy them! 2mo
JamieArc The tagged book is on the list I received from my match as well, and with all the love I‘m seeing for it, will make it a January priority too. 2mo
CarolynM @JamieArc Yes, it was in my TBR because of all the Litstylove. I'll look out for your review🙂 2mo
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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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Excited to dig into this list from @katiekat311 😍 The House in the Cerulean Sea is my all-time favorite book and I actually own The Kiss Quotient and The Guest List. Thanks again for putting this together @monalyisha 🥳
#newyearwhodis2022 #nywd2022

monalyisha You‘re welcome! Looks like a good handful! 📚 2mo
peanutnine I absolutely LOVE the Starless Sea ❤️ 2mo
BennettBookworm Epic list! 2mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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I am going to try to read these three books for #NYWD2022 #NewYearWhoDis2022 @CarolynM

Thrift books order complete. I am very excited!

monalyisha Yay! 😍🙌🏻💓 2mo
TrishB Behind the Scenes ♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Nice pics 💫💫💫 2mo
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CarolynM You've chosen a nice variety. Hope you enjoy them😘 2mo
AmyG @CarolynM It‘s funny…a friend just told me to read Walters. And I‘ve always wanted to read Pym. I have read Atkinson bit not this book. So all 3 - I am excited to read. 2mo
CarolynM We Begin at the End and The Push have been on my TBR for a while too. Looking forward to January 2mo
Crazeedi @CarolynM we begin at the end is excellent 2mo
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A fantastic #newyearwhodis list from @JackOBotts 🎉😍 I‘ve already read #1&3 - loved both. The tagged book is on my #newyearwhodis2022 list also & I read it last January because it was on @BarbaraJean ‘s list!

The top 3 pictured are already on my TBR list so I will definitely read those. I‘ve been meaning to read more Matt Haig books for years. I‘ve also been meaning to try Colson Whitehead. There is No Good Card looks fascinating & new to me ⬇️

BarbaraJean Ooooh, this looks like a great list! I‘m going to be stalking so many people‘s lists today!! 2mo
MeganAnn The Cause of Freedom looks like it may be a difficult but important read and is also one I hadn‘t heard of previously. I‘m hoping to get to it as well at some point during 2022 if not in January - mostly depending on my mood and if I can mentally fit both that and Stamped in the same month. The Whispering Dead looks like a fun supernatural mystery type book I hadn‘t seen before and if time allows I hope to read that as well. 2mo
MeganAnn Thanks @monalyisha for such an excellent match! You are a rockstar at matching up lists ✨🎉😍😘 (edited) 2mo
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MeganAnn @BarbaraJean right?! Me too! 2mo
monalyisha You‘re so welcome! 🥰 2mo
MeganAnn @Cinfhen I‘m very excited for that one! I had stacked it on litsy from someone‘s post (can‘t remember whose) a long time ago and then forgot about it. I‘m so glad @JackOBotts list has brought it back to my attention! 2mo
monalyisha I actually didn't much like We Ride Upon Sticks. But it showed up on a lot of lists! I'm weirdly (maliciously? I hope not! 😅) looking forward to reading your review & seeing what camp you fall into. 2mo
monalyisha I bought the Matt Haig for my MIL this Christmas. I hope it's great for your & for her sake! ;) My favorite of his is The Humans (which you may know...was that on your #FreakyFriday list? It feels like so long ago now). 2mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha @Cinfhen We Ride Upon Sticks is on my TBR because of a lot of great reviews on Litsy… now I‘m curious on which camp I‘ll fall into as well! 2mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha I haven‘t read The Humans, but I may have had The Radleys on my #freakyfriday list? I can‘t remember anymore, but that‘s the one of his I loved and keeps me thinking I really should read more of his stuff. I also loved his middle Christmas series starting with The Boy Who Saved Christmas. 2mo
monalyisha Oh, I‘ve been meaning to check out that MG series! Maybe this December? 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
monalyisha I bet you‘ll like We Ride Upon Sticks. I was probably just in a funk. 🙈 Still! The intrigue! 2mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha it‘s a perfect quick December read! I saw Netflix recently released a movie based on the first book as well which is actually A Boy Called Christmas (my bad🤷‍♀️). Book 2 is The Girl Who Saved Christmas so I meshed them together in my head. 😆🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
monalyisha I knew exactly what you meant! 😉 2mo
monalyisha Ahem. I just stumbled upon my review of We Ride Upon Sticks & apparently I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. 😅 I remember being annoyed about a few things. It‘s funny that that‘s the memory/mood that persisted when I clearly really enjoyed so many other aspects. I wrote a fairly detailed review. 😆 My memory is so embarrassing. 🙈 2mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha I just went back and found your review and other posts… love it! It is weird how sometimes the only thing I remember about reading a particular book is my mood or whatever was going on in life completely unrelated to the actual book.🤷‍♀️ One of the many reasons I reread so many of them. 2mo
monalyisha Definitely eager(er) to discuss now that my mind is refreshed. 😉 2mo
JackOBotts @MeganAnn - Yay! 🥳 I loved seeing the overlap on our lists and am so excited to plan a bit today! It‘s going to be tricky to wait till January! 😂 I can‘t wait to see your thoughts on these ready! I hope they don‘t disappoint!!!! 2mo
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Thanks for this great match @monalyisha
This is the list I received from @MallenNC
The top row I own and had already planned on reading, the other books I‘d like to read over the course of 2022, especially since a bunch will work for #Booked2022
I have read #7, 12, 13, 18 & 19 - all were good 😊

MallenNC Great! I know you like audiobooks, and I happened to have listened to all four on the top row. I hope you enjoy! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @MallenNC great list! 😍📚 2mo
monalyisha I'm super interested in Olympus, Texas & The Education of an Idealist. I'll be looking forward to your reviews (all of them)! 2mo
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Cinfhen Yay @MallenNC that‘s awesome 🎧♥️😃 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ll keep you posted @monalyisha 🎉🎉thanks @Chelsea.Poole are you participating too?? 2mo
ChasingOm Firekeeper‘s Daughter was EXCELLENT on audio. 2mo
Cinfhen I just saw that Firekeeper‘s Daughter is available on #Scribd @ChasingOm 😃🎧♥️I‘m already looking forward to January #NewYearWhoDis 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen yes! It‘s my first time and as @Megabooks said somewhere else I‘m “ridiculously excited” 🤩 can‘t wait to see your list too! @Mitch is my match and it‘s a great list I have to work with! @monalyisha does a fantastic job! (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh @Mitch is a GREAT match @Chelsea.Poole 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
monalyisha Thank you! 🥰 2mo
Librarybelle I love @MallenNC ‘s lists and may make a screenshot of this to see her recommendations! 2mo
Megabooks The Lost Family is on #AudiblePlus. Will write more later - very sick today. 2mo
Cinfhen 😢 I‘m sorry / I will email u xx @Megabooks I actually bought Lost Family awhile back on Audible for $1.99 / I think u liked it ?!! 2mo
Cinfhen The list is great @Librarybelle definitely take a screenshot 😌 2mo
BarbaraBB Number 4 is so good & on @Megabooks list too. Maybe you can buddyread 👯‍♀️ 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I did like it very much, and I‘m up for a Passing #buddyread! 2mo
Blaire How the word is passed was incredible. Highly recommend for a non-fiction read. 2mo
Cinfhen I know @BarbaraBB , I was going to mention to @Megabooks we should do a buddyread for 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve seen that book on a bunch of best of 2021 lists @Blaire so it‘s definitely on my radar and I will be looking to read it in 2022 🤓 2mo
britt_brooke I‘m hopeful you‘ll enjoy Sundown! 🤞🏼 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks @britt_brooke I‘m not such a fan of SSJ but I own it, it‘s on the list, I know you liked it and it‘ll work for #Booked2022 2mo
MallenNC @Librarybelle I‘m glad you like my book lists! I loved being matched with you my first year of #NYWD 2mo
MallenNC @Cinfhen I listened to Sun Down Motel in October. It was the perfect creepy mystery for that time. 2mo
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New Year, New You | Steve Pacer
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I'm hoping to join #NewYearwhodis2022 next year. Thanks for the tag @monalyisha it looks like so much fun.

megnews I saw it when you tagged me. Thanks! (edited) 2mo
sblbooks @megnews you're welcome! 2mo
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