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audraelizabeth
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I'm shocked this man isn't rotting in prison. I'd love to see the books so i could try to figure out how he did it. He is part of the reason for current banking laws.
#bfcr4 book 1 of 18. @wanderinglynn
#readharderchallenge task 19 a book about nonviolent true crime

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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And just like that, the shared experience of being “other.” #readharderchallenge #microagressions #nonwhiteinAmerica

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MelissaSue81
Challenges | Ben Bova
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Since it‘s almost the last quarter of the year, I figured I should update my challenges on here:
#mmdchallenge - 12/12 ✅
#readingwomenchallenge: 23/26
#ReadHarderChallenge 21/24
#Booked2019 17/24 (I‘ve been sticking to the schedule so all but one I won‘t start til October).
I was wondering if we think Next Year In Havana counts for Historical Romance by AOC for #readharder, because if so, That one is done too!

ReadingMeagan I think Next Year in Havana totally counts as a historical romance! Well done completing so many challenges! 4w
ReadingMeagan Have you read any Louise Penny books? MMD says they are cozy mysteries. And the first one takes place in October. It will be a great read for this time of year 😊 4w
MelissaSue81 @ReadingMeagan - I've not read any Louise Penny. I have one of those Cat Mystery books set aside for that challenge, but perhaps I'll check out Louise Penny too!
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ReadingMeagan @MelissaSue81 I‘ve only read the first two. But I REALLY enjoyed them. They really helped put me into a Fall/Winter mood and be okay with the cold weather coming back. Her writing is really lovely. And I‘m excited to have a new series to read! Good luck with whatever you choose! 4w
MicheleinPhilly Would you say The Water Dancer is paranormal? Based on the description it seems it might be and I was considering using it for #booked2019 if so. 4w
MelissaSue81 @MicheleinPhilly - I am literally getting to the paranormal-ish part as we speak. So stay tuned. I'll let you know. 😄 I will say, I'm not an expert on the subtleties of differences between Paranormal, Magical Realism, etc..
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MicheleinPhilly Do you know how many times I have re-read the definition of paranormal in the Goodreads group in order to try to figure out what to read??? DOZENS. It‘s so not my genre. 4w
Scochrane26 If you still need to do historical romance by aoc, you could use Alyssa cole‘s An Extraordinary Union. I used it last yr for same prompt. 4w
MelissaSue81 @Scochrane26 - Yeah that seems to be the one everyone uses! It doesn't sound that great to me, but maybe it would be a fast read at least.

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Scochrane26 @MelissaSue81 you could try one of her other books. I also like sherry Thomas (lady Sherlock series). I don‘t read many romance, but after reading lady Sherlock, I went back & read a few of hers. 4w
MelissaSue81 @MicheleinPhilly - I am now 38% into it and I wasn't sure at first but now I am going to say absolutely yes! And I too, then, will count it for #booked2019 for the last quarter even though I will finish it this month!
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Laughterhp
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I calculated how many books I need to read to complete all my challenges. I didn‘t plan out the #ReadingUSA2019 correctly and I still have 23!

Plus all the books for #readingwomenchallenge, #booked2019, #readharderchallenge and #probooknerdschallenge

Total 40.

If I tried to finish all challenges, I‘d have to read 10 books a month only challenge books. Which would put a damper on the rest of my year! So now I decide which challenge to bail on.

TheSpineView I find it hard to complete challenges because they can be limiting. I almost feel boxed in by what someone else wants me to read. If I do a challenge, I use it as a guideline to inspire me instead of a dictator of what I should read. 2mo
Scochrane26 I‘d bail on the one that has the most left. 2mo
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Laughterhp
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I finished my first Manga book today. It was a little confusing at first because I wasn‘t sure what the correct order was to read the panels. I‘m sure I mixed it up but the story still made sense. 😂

This was a pretty interesting premise. Emma is an orphan who lives in an orphanage with a lot of kids. They learn and have fun. Emma learns a crazy secret and has to figure out what‘s going on!

#ReadHarderChallenge - Manga

Leniverse That series is so good! The Spouse, our Firstborn and I are up to vol. 9. We all love it. Which reminds me I need to check if vol 10 is out yet! 2mo
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MelissaSue81
The Stars Beneath Our Feet | David Barclay Moore
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Unpopular opinion ahead! This book really didn‘t work for me. This is likely coming from my own privilege but I don‘t want my 10 year old reading a book where a tween gets a gun and plots to kill someone who attacked them. The main story was okay, if a bit unbelievable, but there were so many peripheral stories and characters, I couldn‘t keep track of it all. #booked2019 and #readharderchallenge diverse middle grade/diversity award winner.

rretzler I can totally understand that. It‘s hard to pick important books for kids that send the right message in the right way. 3mo
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audraelizabeth
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I was listening to this and could not make myself finish. Im not sure if its the multiple characters with same name, the incest or what but i absolutely hate it.
Book 5 of 14 for #bookfitnesschallenger2 @wanderinglynn #fitwizards @Clwojick @Lova @Peddler410 @Mynameisacolour @RainyDayReading @thereadingunicorn @jen_the_scribe
Task 7 for #readharderchallenge an #ownvoices book set in mexico or central america

RamsFan1963 I don't blame you. Why this book is considered a classic and gets so much praise, is totally beyond me. 3mo
audraelizabeth Yeah, i dont get it. 3mo
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audraelizabeth
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This was not what I was expecting from a biography. There wasn't a lot of bragging or hiding the bad. Just telling his and his brothers' story.
Book 4 of 14 for #bookfitnesschallenger2 @wanderinglynn #fitwizards @Clwojick @lova @Peddler410 @Mynameisacolour @RainyDayReading @thereadingunicorn @jen_the_scribe
Task 9 of #readharderchallenge book published prior to January 1,2019 with fewer than 100 reviews on goodreads.

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MelissaSue81
The Things She's Seen | Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Ambelin Kwaymullina
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I‘m giving this book a pick, because I think for the right audience, it is probably incredible. For me, who struggles with fantasy, I was mostly confused for the whole book, but it did sort of come together in the end. And it works for #readharderchallenge #ownvoicesoceania which is a really tough prompt.. so 🎉

readingjedi I love that cover! 3mo
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Laughterhp
Terra Nullius: a novel | Claire G. Coleman
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Pickpick

This book was very intense, violent, and eye opening. I didn‘t really know anything Australian/Aboriginal history.

There is a lot of fighting, abuse and killing. But I feel like this is a must read.

The book lagged a bit in the middle. But it picked back up and I didn‘t want to put it down.

#readingwomenchallenge - book off 2018 shortlist
#readharderchallenge - #ownvoices Oceania

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