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KristiAhlers
The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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For #readafrica2022 I picked this one representing #Tanzania. This author is an automatic buy and I loved how he brought the Tanzanian landscape to life while at the same time telling a page turning story about a kidnapping gone wrong. Book is populated by a lot of characters so that can get confusing at times as each character has his/her POV. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle #travelthroughbooks

Librarybelle I‘m excited to read this one! 3d
KristiAhlers @Librarybelle I brought this one with me the past weekend. I did a quick road trip up to Wisconsin to see my best friend. This one kept me very entertained 3d
Bklover I like his books too, but haven‘t read them all yet Hope you had a good visit! 3d
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KristiAhlers @Bklover I did. It was so nice to get out of the area. Have some wine, catch up. It was a much needed break. And as for this guys books I think this might be one of his I like the best. 3d
Librarybelle Awesome! 3d
BarbaraBB Good choice! The author is on Litsy, did you know that?! @ChrisBohjalian 2d
KristiAhlers @BarbaraBB I did not! How cool is that? 2d
melmes Awesome 2d
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KristiAhlers
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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For #readafrica2022 I selected this title representing #Belgiancongo #thecongo. I have to say I spent a few chapters yelling at the book. A few chapters crying and the whole book cringing as several times it was extremely uncomfortable. Which I guess is why it‘s a controversial read. In any event this country came alive for me through her descriptions and the characters. #travelthroughbooks @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle @Texreader

Librarybelle I‘ve yet to read this one, but I‘ve heard others describe all of the emotions they get from this one. 6d
KristiAhlers @Librarybelle it was good but I wouldn‘t read it again. It was actually a draining read emotionally if you know what I mean. 6d
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KristiAhlers
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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@Texreader this is my current read for #readafrica2022! This one is set in Belgian Congo.

BarbaraBB Such a good choice! 7d
BarbaraBB I‘ll tag you in our first post about #ReadingAfrica2022, there you can find the list with all countries! 7d
KristiAhlers @BarbaraBB thank you so much! I found this through @Texreader! 7d
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BarbaraBB She‘s the best! 7d
Texreader My warning: I read a few years ago and hated it and now won‘t read any books by her. Hopefully not the case for you! 😉 7d
KristiAhlers @Texreader I‘ve heard you either love her or hate her. This is my first time reading her so fingers crossed! 7d
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Texreader
Equator | Miguel Sousa Tavares
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I‘m borrowing daughter‘s dorm room wheeled cart (she‘s now home from college for the summer) for my challenge reads. With her immense amount of help, we organized and updated my fave books bookshelf (in the background). Then we pulled out my IRL challenge books for #readingafrica2022 (top of cart) #foodandlit2022 and #litsyatoz and put them on her cart. I decided to throw in a couple of my Wilbur Smith books for Africa because, why not?

Nute Nice! 1w
KristiAhlers Nice! I love organizing books. Or bullet journals or just about anything. I just visited my local bookstore and came away with a couple more reads for the #readafrica2022 challenge. I‘m going to be away for the weekend but I‘m hoping to get some reading done will traveling in the car. Total perk of being the passenger! 1w
Texreader @KristiAhlers Oooh! Post what you bought! What countries? I‘m so excited! 1w
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Librarybelle Yay for organizing books…so much fun!! 1w
KristiAhlers @Texreader I picked up a copy of that takes place in the Belgian Congo! 7d
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KristiAhlers
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This was such a very good read. Written in broken English, it‘s the story of a 14 yr old girl who so desperately wants to go to school to learn to be a teacher. Instead she‘s married off by her cruel father. I learned so much about this culture and this country through this book. #readafrica2022 #Nigeria #travelthroughbooks @Texreader @Librarybelle

Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 2w
KristiAhlers @Librarybelle oh you‘re going to love it. I loved how it was written in broken English. Truly adds to the experience of the story. 2w
Texreader I‘m so glad you loved it too and you‘re kicking off your readingafrica challenge. You picked a good one to start. I highly recommend I Am A Girl from Africa next. Super inspirational 2w
KristiAhlers @Texreader oh. Ok great. I‘ll download that one now! Thanks for the suggestion! 2w
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galueth28
Changeless | Gail Carriger
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#BookReport

Read 10 books, 7 physical, 2 from library, 2 for #ReadAfrica2022, 1 non-fiction

My favourite was Changeless by Gail Carriger.

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Andrew65
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Finished my next book in the #ReadAfrica2022. Could have been used for either Egypt or Libya, but am using it for #Libya.

A good book in the Scot Harvath series. A good hunt for terrorists across a number of countries. A bit of a surprise as to who the terrorists was, Scot find this quite a frustrating hunt as he was working with people who didn‘t want him there.

#JumpStart2022

Librarybelle Excellent! 4mo
Clwojick 💖💖💖 4mo
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