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The Lebs | Michael Mohammed Ahmad
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin, this is a confrontational book about growing up “Leb” in Australia. I don‘t think there is another author writing this frankly about these issues and in such a punchy style. This book will be offensive to some, I felt uncomfortable about plenty of things here, yet it got me to ask myself why and to consider how you might see the world when you grow up branded by the horrific actions of others.

Redheadrambles #readharder19 - Own voices Oceania 4mo
CarolynM I've been wondering about this one, thanks for the encouragement to pick it up. Have you read the one I'm hoping will win 4mo
Redheadrambles @CarolynM I actually did start it but for some reason I couldn‘t get into it but everyone else who read it loved it so I will pick it up again 4mo
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ClairesReads Great review- absolutely excited to read this one 4mo
Redheadrambles @ClairesReads yes it so thought provoking. Keen to see what you make of it 4mo
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles it sounds right up my alley 4mo
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Redheadrambles
The Lucky Galah | Tracy Sorensen
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is not terrible but it is a little bit tricksy for its own good. The highlight was the Galah, an impressive amount of imagination is involved in this narration. I didn‘t find the communication between bird and satellite dish to add anything at all to the book apart from confusion. Plotwise it‘s pretty thin and structurally it‘s a little messy. What it does do well is small town Australia circa 1960.

Redheadrambles #readharder19 Animal as POV character 4mo
ClairesReads Not quite a win, but always good to tick another one off 4mo
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Butterfinger
The House of Special Purpose | Christopher Hyde
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Just finished an awesome week of reading.

#PopSugar19 - 37/50 K?K! (question) / R (game) /
THOSP (same title)

#Booked19 - 17/24 R (social media) / LWFC (food) / TWR (middle grade) @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

#ReadHarder19 - 14/24 LWFC (Mexico voices) / TWR (Oceania voices) / TOAOI (animal POV)

#AroundtheWorld19 - 5/52 K?K! (Haiti)

4thhouseontheleft You‘re making great progress in your reading challenges! 🎉🎉 7mo
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Butterfinger
Pickpick

High praise. I am thinking of buying a subscription to the New Yorker to see more of this type of writing. Excellent read!!

#ReadHarder19 - 11/24 (book by a journalist)

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Butterfinger
Ice Palace | Tarjei Vesaas
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Since I was reading a bio of Katherine Swynford, why not also read Seton's Dragonwyck. Seton is who introduced this person to me.

#PopSugar19 28/50 (1 mil ratings - TGWTDT / plant on cover - MOTM)
#AtoZLitsy19 20/26 (I)
#ReadHarder19 10/24 (neurodiverse - TGWTDT)
@BookishMarginalia
#AroundtheWorld19 1/52 (Norway)