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Small Country | Gael Faye
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Heartbreaking story about civil war, genocide in #Burundi and #Rwanda told through the eyes of a growing up boy who is dealing with his family falling apart, his gang of friends started to be more interesting in different things than he is, his country becomes more and more dangerous … Sad story, but at the same time - very warm.
#ReadingAfrica2022
#19822022 #2016

Cinfhen Sounds good!! #Stacked 3h
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Kayla.Adriena
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I was not aware sci fi romance existed. This book was entertaining and I'm not sorry I read it. My only complaint is this cover art...the guy is supposed to have horns and a tail and I don't see that reflected here 😆😆. Annnnnnd I'm just going to admit outright that I went ahead and bought book 2. Amazon is going to catch on and bump up the prices smh

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Bookzombie
The White Road | Sarah Lotz
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Like books set in extreme weather, I love a book involving climbing Everest or some other daunting mountain. This book starts with our MC going into an underground cave system to film the remains of several young men who perished there previously. Things happen. Then the MC, intending to film more dead, joins a team climbing Everest. This is a horrible summary. If I hadn‘t had to work, I would have probably finished this in a day as I picked ⬇️

Bookzombie it up every chance I got and stayed up super late to finish it. It was creepy and disturbing. I will definitely pick up another book by Lotz. 3d
vivastory Great review! I also really liked this one & have enjoyed a few of her others. I especially loved The Three but do not recommend the immensely disappointing sequel 3d
Cinfhen Intrigued!!! Will this work for #Booked2022 #InvolvesAnExpedition ??? 3d
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Bookzombie @vivastory Thank you! I didn‘t realize Day Four was a sequel to The Three. 2d
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I hadn‘t really thought about it but yes it could work for expedition/exploration. Thanks! That makes three prompts checked off. 🎉 2d
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! #stacked 2d
Reggie I agree with Scott on The Three. It was so good and I‘ve always wanted to go back to her. I‘ll have to check this out. 2d
Chrissyreadit @Reggie @vivastory @Bookzombie I‘ve been reading nonfiction for my horror fix lately but this discussion has convinced me to stack The Three and this one. 2d
Bookzombie @Reggie Praise from you and Scott make me want to get to it soon. 2d
Bookzombie @Chrissyreadit I understand. I read The Five earlier this month and the lives of women, particularly poor women, at that time were horrific. 2d
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Bookzombie
Dangerous Women | Hope Adams
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This is a historical fiction novel based on the voyage of the convict ship Rajah, carrying 180 women sentenced with transportation to Australia for petty crimes. During their journey, one woman is stabbed. Kezia, the ship‘s matron, along with the captain, the doctor, and the minister (disliked!) must determine who the culprit is before their voyage is over. In real life and in the book, Kezia and about 20 of the women sewed the quilt pictured ⬇️

Bookzombie above during their time aboard. I wasn‘t very familiar with the sentence of transportation so this novel was interesting. I thought the author did an excellent job of talking about the grim realities that drove many, if not all, of the women to committing the crimes they were sentenced for. While she did show that the hold the ladies resided in was filthy and disgusting for obvious reasons, I think the women‘s lack of⬇️ 3d
Bookzombie safety on the ship wasn‘t acknowledged much at all. I can‘t believe that the men on the ship didn‘t do more than make comments and hand gestures. However, that wasn‘t the plot so maybe working that in was difficult. I enjoyed (I need a better word for these type of books) this novel overall. I would have liked to have known what happened to the women after their arrival, even if it had just been a historical note at the end. (edited) 3d
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Cinfhen This sounds SUPER FASCINATING!!! #Stacked Great review - thanks for sharing ❣️ 3d
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thank you! 💗 3d
LeahBergen I find the history of these transport ships so fascinating. 3d
Bookzombie @LeahBergen Yes! Do you have other books to recommend on this subject? 🙂 3d
Texreader Sounds a lot like 3d
Cinfhen Ohhhh, lots of exciting recommendations @LeahBergen @Texreader 💓💓💓 3d
Bookzombie @LeahBergen I didn‘t know it, but I have this one stacked, probably because of you. 🙂I will look for it. 2d
Bookzombie @Texreader I‘m stacking this one! Thank you! (edited) 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2d
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Cortg
Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie
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I really enjoyed this one! It did remind me a lot of Daisy Jones and the Six; the music scene of the late 60‘s/early 70‘s, but tamer, quieter. I thought the characters were great, the choices they made, their experiences and overall growth. #pop22 ~ book about a band or music group #JumpStart2022 @Clwojick @Lizpixie

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kspenmoll
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@Suet624 Look what Robert got in the mail today! He is so kindly sharing this book with me.The preface has me hooked. Non-fiction takes me forever to read so not sure how long this will take me.

Suet624 I hope we both like it. 😳🤷🏻‍♀️ 3d
BookBabe Oh wow. This looks like a good read. Nonfiction takes me forever too. #stacked! 3d
kspenmoll @Suet624 @BookBabe just on chapter 1 but it is thought provoking with meticulous research. 3d
Suet624 👍👍 3d
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Andrew65
The Mortal Sickness | Andrew Taylor
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This is book 2 in the Lydmouth Series set in 1950s England. This is a good Historical Mystery series, with a good storyline and some interesting characters. I look forward to continuing the series.

#Book6 for #JoyousJanuary and book 17 for #JumpStart2022

Clwojick Way to go!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
Lizpixie Definitely #stacked! 4d
Andrew65 @Lizpixie Think you‘ll enjoy it. 3d
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Andrew65 @Clwojick Thanks 😍 3d
kspenmoll Definitely interested in this! 3d
Andrew65 @kspenmoll Only read 2 but enjoyed both of them. 3d
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Megabooks
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You‘ve probably read the story of OxyContin, but have you heard of Subsys? This is the shocking story of the rise of John Kapoor and Insys, a small pharmaceutical company that rocked the world of chronic pain and fentanyl in the early 2010s. They took Perdue‘s playbook into hyperdrive and payed doctors to prescribe and had an in-house department that committed insurance fraud. A must-read if you enjoyed Empire of Pain or Bad Blood! 5⭐️

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Cinfhen #stacked and can‘t wait to pick it up!! 5d
Megabooks @Cinfhen I think you‘d really like it! 5d
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audraelizabeth On my list for a challenge this year 5d
squirrelbrain Ooh, I loved Empire of Pain & Bad Blood… stacked! 5d
Megabooks @audraelizabeth awesome! Enjoy! 5d
Megabooks @squirrelbrain 👍🏻👍🏻 this was really good! I think you‘ll agree. 😁 5d
audraelizabeth Thanks. 5d
BookLineNSinker I am a substance use counselor by trade and I'll definitely take a look! Thank you so much! 5d
JenReadsAlot Picking up from my library in the next few days! 5d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This sounds so good, and like I‘m going to be really REALLY mad when I read it. 5d
Megabooks @BudgetingBookwormBabe ah yes! This would be perfect for you. 👍🏻 3d
Megabooks @JenReadsAlot fantastic! Enjoy! 3d
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yup on both counts! 3d
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Cinfhen
L.A. Weather | Maria Amparo Escandon
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I wasn‘t expecting to like this book as much as I did. It follows a year ( each chapter covers one month) of the Alvarado family. Oscar, the patriarch is a born & bred Angeleno of Mexican descent, who comes from a line of prosperous ranchers/farmers. Oscar understands & respects the importance of weather & all of its implications. His wife & 3 daughters take most things for granted, as each has achieved levels of success. 👇🏼

Cinfhen The book opens with a life changing event, which then escalates. A lot occurs in this one year, but sometimes life throws shit at you. Umm, hello 2020!! #Booked2022 #AboutSisters #Pop22 #LatinxAuthor @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @KarenUK @Cortg @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @Kalalalatja 5d
Cinfhen Good audio narration 🙌🏻🎧💜 5d
TrishB Just 2020 😁 5d
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BarbaraBB Oh 2020. 😊 5d
Megabooks Glad you liked it more than I did. 👍🏻👍🏻💜 5d
Cinfhen Yeah, this book is set in 2016 with the arrival of a Trump Presidency @BarbaraBB @TrishB and it kind of ends on a cliffhanger so I‘m curious if the author will write a sequel. I‘d be totally open to that but not sure if @Megabooks would 😁 5d
BarbaraBB I think I‘ll like it. #stacked 5d
Cinfhen I do think you‘d like it @BarbaraBB it‘s not OUTSTANDING but definitely compelling. It would make for a great TV series. (edited) 5d
Megabooks Lol no 😂😂 4d
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Andrew65
Driftnet, Volume 1 | Lin Anderson
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On balance this was a very good introduction to a new series and a new character, a person who is going through a crisis and thinks a body found could be the son she gave up for adoption at birth. This leads us to find out a lot more about Rhône‘s character and as a result you quickly become attached to her. Quite a dark seedy side of Scotland and the odd sexualised bits (could do without those). I look forward to continuing this series.

EadieB Great review! 7d
Andrew65 3rd book for #JoyousJanuary Book 15 for #JumpStart2022 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks 7d
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