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Yes, it‘s traumatic and distressing in places with depictions of abuse (physical and sexual). However, this is a must-read, given that it is a semi-autobiographical novel as well as a #bannedbook- we owe it to the author to allow her message to be heard.

#readingUSA 2019

@TrishB @Cinfhen @Balibee146 @BarbaraBB - do give it a go, it has an underlying positivity too, and it fits the #bannedbook prompt for #booked2020....

Librarybelle Good choice! 1mo
Eggs Agree 1mo
EH2018 Heartbreaking but well worth the read! 1mo
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Cinfhen Thanks for letting me know!!! I‘ll keep it in mind for #BannedBooks #Booked2020 ❣️😘 1mo
CBee Definitely worth reading! 1mo
TrishB Thanks! It will give me a reason to get it off the tbr! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great review. I‘ll stack! 1mo
lele1432 I've had this on my TBR for years! 1mo
Kdgordon88 I read this years ago. It is one of those books that stays with you long after you turned the last page. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Hmmm…I may have to read this now! 1mo
Samplergal I loved this book. So good, yet upsetting. 1mo
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All the Best People | Sonja Yoerg
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#ReadingUSA 2019 #Vermont. I really liked this book and had never heard of it before searching for a book set in Vermont. Historical interest of mental illness in women in the 40‘s and also in the 70‘s. I would recommend this book.

Now to find one for #Nevada.

Librarybelle 😁 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Fear & Loathing is kind of a crazy book, but Hunter Thompson can be hilarious when he is in stride. 4mo
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Animal Dreams | Barbara Kingsolver
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Loved this book. I think I will be on a Kingsolver kick for a bit.
#ReadingUSA 2019 #Arizona

Three more states to go!

Librarybelle Awesome! 4mo
Laughterhp Wow! Great job! 4mo
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Murder Lo Mein | Vivien Chien
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I like this series a lot - the MC is running her family‘s Chinese restaurant and the murders happen in the shopping center where the restaurant is. This is #3 in the series and they‘re fun! Also, #ReadingUSA friends, if you need #Ohio, these are set in Cleveland. #CozyInTheSun

Librarybelle Oh! I‘ll have to add this! 5mo
ferskner This looks amazing! 5mo
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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I really enjoyed this book. Such a wonderful tale of a great friendship between two science nerds, who show us how difficult research and University life can be. I do recommend it. #readingUSA #Hawaii

Librarybelle Great pick! 6mo
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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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#newtomeauthor #MayMadness #5 #ReadingUSA #Nebraska #booked2019. #diversemiddlegrades

3⭐️. I can see why teens would enjoy it. Not for me though.

Clwojick ♥️ this one was good, but a little heartbreaking. 7mo
Cortg I loved the 80's references. My daughter read it in middle school. I told her to ask me if she had any questions, her only question was “Who is Peter Gabriel and what songs does he sing?“ I had to introduce her to Say Anything. 7mo
Samplergal @Cortg 😂😂😂. I liked the eighties references as well, although I was raising a kid and working full time then. So...some of those flew by me in my fatigue. 😂 7mo
Librarybelle I‘ve had this on my to read list for awhile...the YA librarians I know talk about it a lot! 7mo
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A crazy good book. I haven‘t seen the movie. #booktomovie #4

MoonWitch94 The movie was GREAT 👍🏼 7mo
Clwojick Stacked! 7mo
Samplergal This is a good one for #Colorado #readingUSA 7mo
LaurensLibrary Movie is so good! 7mo
minkyb Movie is excellent! 7mo
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For a couple of challenges. So not my genre! And the dog better damn well not die...... #bookishbingo #mounttbr #readingUSA 2019

Traci1 Lol I'd hope you'd be safe from doggy deaths in a cozy mystery. I'm one of those people who'd walk out of a movie if the dog dies, so I'm right there with you. 9mo
mrsmarch There‘s a website called something like DoesTheDogDie dot com and it tells you whether the book or movie is likely to offend. Usually when a dog appears on the cover of a cozy it means they‘re going to be a long term side kick to the plucky crime solving heroine, so I think you‘re okay. 9mo
Samplergal @Traci1 👍🏽 9mo
mrsmarch @Traci1 K9!!!!! 9mo
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Around the World | Matt Phelan
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1. 🇺🇸
2. 🇺🇸 - The Raven Boys set in Virginia for #ReadingUSA
3. 🇬🇧 - Neil Gaiman
4. 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇪🇸🇮🇹🇩🇪🇩🇰🇳🇴 & 🇸🇪 - I'd like to do a European tour and get these countries done in one trip.

@wanderinglynn #HelloThursday

TheSpineView I would live to tour Europe! Just one small thing preventing me.... money!🤣 11mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 11mo
MirrorMask @TheSpineView I'm trying to save up this year so I can potentially go next year. 11mo
TheSpineView @MirrorMask Good luck with that! 11mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Here I am in my active wear, enjoying the balmy evening at my sister‘s farm in Forbes. It was 34 degrees today. Not too bad but I think I spent too much time in the sun. Such a fitting book for my disastrous start to the new year. Wine helps. At this stage I don‘t think I will read another Hannah.

JennyM Hope you are ok 😘 11mo
LapReader Getting there @JennyM thanks xo 11mo
CarolynM Hang in there Allissa {{hugs}}💙 11mo
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Smarkies Oh no! I hope it gets better Alissa! 11mo
LeeRHarry Hope everything works out ok very soon 💕 11mo
Freespirit Hope you are ok Allissa xxx 11mo
LapReader @wanderinglynn here I am before #BFC wearing a shirt you gave me in a swap. Thanks again for organising. It‘s really turned my year around xo 6mo
wanderinglynn So happy you have enjoyed #BFC ☺️ Round 2 will be even more awesome! 💜 {hugs} 6mo
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