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An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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#StarTrekSummerMay Sometimes #TheEnemy is only yourself. This book is so good. I‘m loving the Nigerian folklore and the proverbs scattered throughout the pages. Chinonso is a simple man, with a big heart and pleasing nature. Through a series of unexpected events his life becomes a story of calamity. Equal parts hilarity and heartbreak. I‘m halfway in and totally hooked.

Cinfhen Thanks for gifting me this ARC @LibrarianRyan I think it‘s my favorite so far!!!!!! 2w
Megabooks #stacking!! I love Nigerian literature!! 2w
Cinfhen Have you read this book yet @Lola ???? I think you‘d really like it. I‘m not sure if you‘ll have the patience for it @Megabooks it‘s a bit of a slow burn. Let me know if you give it a try 👍🏻😊❤️ (edited) 2w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I will!! 2w
Lola @Cinfhen We are such book twins 😍 This is in my physical TBR. I ADORED 2w
Cinfhen 👯‍♀️❤️had a feeling @Lola 🙌🏻 2w
Kalalalatja Now I‘m even more excited to read this! Loved The Fishermen 👌 2w
Cinfhen It‘s headed your way @Kalalalatja after I‘m finished reading 2w
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁 2w
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Invisible Cities | Italo Calvino
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In one of Calvino's greatest books, Marco Polo relates his journeys to fantastical cities #sofaraway to Kublai Khan. Like much of his other work, Invisible Cities defies easy categorization. Variously described as a whimsical postmodern version of Herodotus, prose poetry & a forerunner of flash fiction. Illustrations are from a wonderful Lithub article:

Cinfhen Beautiful images book sounds like a hard one to tackle. I prefer lighter reads 😛 2mo
Theaelizabet This sits on my shelves, but I‘ve yet to get to it (I‘ve only read Baron in the Trees), but when I do, I‘m going to remember “whimsical postmodern version of Herodotus.” 2mo
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emilyhaldi I‘m really into the sound of this!!! Definitely #stacking 😄 2mo
emilyhaldi Wonder if this could work for #booked2018 #genrebusting 🤔 @Cinfhen 2mo
Reviewsbylola Very whimsical. ❤️ 2mo
Mdargusch Great choice for this prompt! 2mo
vivastory @emilyhaldi I look forward to your thoughts. I plan on eventually reading all of Calvino's work. 2mo
vivastory @Theaelizabet Did you like Baron in the Trees? I really enjoyed it. 2mo
vivastory @Mdargusch Thanks! 2mo
Theaelizabet @vivastory Yes, I thought it was very clever. 2mo
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This reminded me a of The Circle by Dave Eggers, it‘s a more realistic futuristic tale and very well written. You get quite lost in the story and there‘s a 6 degrees of separation to the characters so I found myself pausing at points going “wait, who is this?” as we switched point of views. It‘s a quick enjoyable read

Megabooks #stacking Thanks! Great review! 3mo
mcctrish Thank you @Megabooks 3mo
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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This is one of those books that once you pick up, you are glued, entranced and unable to let go. I loved the characters and the story is a frightening and not too far out of the realm of possible events in the future. I highly recommend, though warn this is not for the faint of heart!

Megabooks #Stacking Thanks! 3mo
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My Sister, My Love | Joyce Carol Oates
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#mylovemylife #abbainaugust

This is the fictionalized account of the JonBenet Ramsey murder. Bliss Rampike is a young figure skater with a bright future when she is found dead. This is the story, as told by her older brother, Skyler Rampike.

I absolutely loved this book. I can vividly remember reading it back in 2009 and just wanting to devour it.

Cinfhen Ooooh, sounds scandalous!!!! #stacking 9mo
Kaye I never knew this was based on the Ramseys. 9mo
Hestapleton YOU HAD ME AT JONBENET 😍😍 9mo
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merelybookish My daughter recently fell down this rabbit hole. She has questions!! And theories. (She is 12. 😃) I assume this book meant for someone older? 9mo
arubabookwoman I loved this one too. 9mo
Meredith3 Omg how have I never heard of this?! Must read! 9mo
Reviewsbylola I think I gave it to you or @annied for Christmas. @Meredith3 9mo
Reviewsbylola It is, but she might be ready for it soon! There‘s not any graphic violence or sex (at least that I remember. It‘s been years. 😂) @merelybookish 9mo
Reviewsbylola IKR?!? Yes please! @Hehaney 9mo
emilyhaldi Should that be my next JCO?? 🤔 I was only “meh” about Blonde.. and I see this one is also a bit of a chunkster!! 9mo
emilyhaldi @merelybookish I would like to hear your daughters theories. I was 12 when this story was all over newsstands (particularly National Enquirer) and I still go down this rabbit hole sometimes 🤦🏻‍♀️ It makes me CRAZY that we still don't have an answer!!! 😩 9mo
Reviewsbylola Not only do we still not have an answer but I also don‘t even know how I really feel! Sometimes I‘m convinced John and Patsy had absolutely NOTHING to do with it and sometimes I‘m like well, something is super fishy about this case, so maybe it‘s them. @emilyhaldi 9mo
Reviewsbylola And yes @emilyhaldi try this one!!! 9mo
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola I have no@idea what I think either 😩😩😩although... It really does seem likely that whatever happened involved family member. Which is so hard to fathom, but... 9mo
BarbaraBB Too bad it‘s written by Oates. Her writing can be sooo annoying - imo 😉 9mo
BarbaraBB I‘ll go Google the murder now though...😂 9mo
Mdargusch Never heard of this! 9mo
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#gimmegimmegimme #abbainaugust
Looks like an interesting read - something hubby would definitely enjoy!

Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻 9mo
Cinfhen Ohh, this sounds awesome #stacking 9mo
GripLitGrl Oops i posted the same book😳 9mo
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Mdargusch Sounds fascinating! 9mo
Meredith3 Perfect choice! 9mo
TrishB @GripLitGrl great minds 👍🏻 9mo
Leftcoastzen I really like this author, have seen him speak in Southern CA. 9mo
TrishB @Leftcoastzen that sounds interesting too 👍🏻 9mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m not a Beatles fan but this sounds fascinating! 9mo
emilyhaldi Wow I don't know any of the details of this story but it sounds fascinating 9mo
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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11| #ABBAInAugust

#GimmeGimmeGimme some tissues, this movie has just wrecked me. I thought the book was sad but, whoa, the movie...

Nerdgirl_Ms_Sorrells such a devastating movie 9mo
Meredith3 Oh no! May have to steer clear of this one, sounds too sad! 😿 9mo
Cinfhen 😱I‘m in no mood for a sad movie...thanks for the tissue warning!!! 9mo
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Tashreads I loved the book, haven‘t seen the movie yet. Do I have the strength? 9mo
JennyM @Cinfhen @Meredith3 it is unbelievably sad. I was honestly howling at the end and couldn‘t talk to Hubbie until I got my shit together. I then went in and snuggled with the kids. ❤️ 9mo
JennyM @Tashreads it is so very sad. It made my heart ache x 9mo
Cinfhen Oh god 💔💔💔💔💔😢😢😢😢😢I cant!!!!!! (edited) 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, 💔😢I‘m still not ready to watch the film 9mo
TrishB It is ugly cry stuff! Saw it in the cinema with my daughter, neither of us could leave for about 10 mins we were crying that much!! 9mo
Centique Oh lord I need to see this - I loved the book so much! 😥😥 9mo
Mdargusch Ooooh. An ugly cry book and movie! 9mo
emilyhaldi Omg these comments are scaring me but I'm #stacking anyways!! 😬 9mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve read one of his books before but I don‘t think it was this one. 9mo
KristinaRay I haven‘t read the book, but the movie killed me. 9mo
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I‘m surprised there‘s not more #litsylove for this book! The writing is unique with delicious descriptions and the narrator reminds me of an American Flavia deLuce. But the story is dark, with a mysterious occurrence, a creepy ranch hand, a boy that has disappeared, a barn that is burned down, and secrets... lots of secrets. I‘ve laughed out loud almost every page. #heatofjuly #burn #lmpbc #groupd

Melissa_J I hadn‘t heard of this one. It sounds good! 10mo
rachelm American Flavia? I'm in. 10mo
batsy An American Flavia with dark and creepy elements sounds so good! 10mo
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Reviewsbylola Glad you‘re liking this! I‘m starting the last #lmpc next then I have to start my new one. I‘m behind! 10mo
emilyhaldi “Laughing every page” has me #stacking!! 10mo
raeintheworld Sold! 10mo
Pamwurtzler I have this on my kindle - I‘ll have to bump it up based on your rec! 10mo
Jess_Read_This Lovely photo! You completely sold me on this book with the bit “American Flavia de Luce”. I adore Flavia! 10mo
Laura317 An American Flavia sold me too! 10mo
Mdargusch Ha! I hope you all agree with me. Riddle Camperdown has that sassy attitude and dry sense of humor that I love about Flavia. @rachelm @batsy @Jess_Read_This @Laura317 10mo
Mdargusch It gets mixed reviews but it has my kind of humor @Melissa_J @emilyhaldi @raeintheworld @Pamwurtzler 10mo
Mdargusch You are really behind @Reviewsbylola but you also read faster than me. 10mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m almost done with the book club book. That was my first priority! 10mo
mrp27 It's been on my tbr for awhile now. Looks like it's time to push it up! 10mo
BarbaraBB Your review makes me stacking which I, based on the cover, never would have done! 10mo
Cinfhen Great photo 10mo
rubyslippersreads You had me at American Flavia. And your lovely photo. 10mo
Mdargusch The little basset hound on the front is part of the story @barbarabb but I agree. The title was what got my attention while looking through the Book Outlet sale books. 10mo
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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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Wow... I need some time to digest this novel. Although it is fiction, the stories within are based on true stories with only slight changes which the author explains in notes after the novel concludes. I can honestly say it is probably the most powerful novel I have read.
#booked2018 #refugeemc
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen That‘s quite an endorsement #stacking if I haven‘t already stacked 13mo
4thhouseontheleft I agree, I thought it was incredibly well done and very powerful. This was my pick for that prompt as well. 13mo
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