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LaLecture
Fast genial | Benedict Wells
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#septemberwrapup

7 books
- 2475 pages
- 5 paper | 2 ebooks
- 4 female | 2 male authors
- 3 PoC authors
New in: 10
MountTBR: +7

September wasn‘t a good month for my TBR 🙈.
My favourite was definitely #littlefireseverywhere.
I was rather disappointed with the #zadiesmith novel.

How was your reading month?

Buechersuechtling Fünf Bücher – dabei habe ich die drei, die ich abgebrochen habe, nicht mitgezählt – und acht Hörbücher. Die Bilanz hätte ich mir gar nicht zugetraut, aber sie spiegelt wieder, dass ich ziemlich viel mit dem Auto unterwegs bin. 1y
Buechersuechtling Ich mag dein Sofa/deinen Lese-Sessel. Sieht sehr gemütlich aus. 1y
LaLecture @Buechersuechtling Das klingt doch ziemlich gut! Du nutzt deine Autofahrten offenbar effizient ;). Ich mag das Sofa auch, es gibt so einen schönen, neutralen Foto-Hintergrund ab :D. 1y
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LaLecture
N-W | Zadie Smith
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Diving into my very first #ZadieSmith novel. Don‘t really know what to expect.

Have you read anything by her?

mdhughes72 Yes I‘ve read this one, as well as 1y
mdhughes72 White Teeth was the one I enjoyed the most. 1y
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LaLecture @mdhughes72 Did you like “N-W” too? I‘ve seen “Swing Time” a lot in bookstores. If I like this one, I might check it out too. 1y
mdhughes72 I‘ve read this one as well. Both it and Swing Time seemed more meh than White Teeth, though neither is a bad book by any means. 1y
Buechersuechtling I gave it a try because it sounded promising and I was being really curious about the painting Zadie Smith would draw of the contemporary structures of the society that in a wider sense we all live in but I gave in after not quite 100 pages. I could not connect to the story she tells. It was told too slow for me. I had the impression that nothing interesting is happening and that bored me. 🤷🏽‍♀️ After that I didn‘t touch another book by her. 1y
LaLecture @Buechersuechtling Sadly, this is exactly the impression I‘ve got so far (I‘m about 80 pages in). I don‘t usually stop reading books mid-way but I‘m honestly thinking about doing it with this one. I have huge troubles with the style of writing too. 1y
Buechersuechtling @LaLecture 😅 Phew, nice that I‘m not the only one feeling so. You know what❓ In recent years I experienced that there are some books that don‘t work for me in classical reading because they bore me but as an audiobook I really enjoy them. I have the faint idea this could be true for this book, also. 1y
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EadieB
White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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Starting my next #makemereaditbook. Looking forward to see why this book has merited to be on #thegreatamericanread list and the #1001bookstoread list!

#whiteteeth #zadiesmith

Weaponxgirl I hope you like, I loved this book 😊 1y
Andrew65 You are certainly ploughing through the GAR list! 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 I have one more, Watchers by Dean Koontz, after White Teeth and then I will have read 75 of the 100 books! 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB Phenomenal! 🙌 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! Don‘t think I‘ll read anymore of them as the rest are ones I am not really interested in reading! 1y
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AdeleReads
On Beauty | Zadie Smith
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Lazy cottage dayz in the hammock with a Zadie novel. #ZadieSmith #vacay

irre The best!! 1y
readordierachel Looks like a perfect day! I am currently reading Feel Free by Smith. She's wonderful 😊 1y
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Nafiza
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Pickpick

My introduction to Smith's writing, this book blew me away with its clarity and technical perfection. The subjects the essays deal with are often esoteric though and the academic tone often presented an obstacle to getting completely immersed in the book. Still what I read of it makes me want to read her fiction.

#nonfiction #zadiesmith

Joyfulmimi I agree. 2y
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strandbookstore
Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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Pickpick

Happiest of birthdays to the one and only Zadie Smith! She also happens to be our #writercrushwednesday today for her wonderful bestseller, Swing Time. #wcw #wednesday #writercrush #zadiesmith #swingtime

http://www.strandbooks.com/fiction/swing-time-a-novel

addendumadventure I need to check this one out 2y
Buddys_Momma Happy Birthday to the lovely Zadie!!💜 2y
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Josiedlove
Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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Prefect Beach Day...Book in hand & feet in the sand....ahhhh... Happy Reading...😎🏖.... #instabook #swingtime #zadiesmith #bookishtag #bookishpost #bookislife

ephemeralwaltz Happy reading! 2y
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Yetanothermind
White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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This is such an engaging book. RIGHT from the beginning. I think its because the characters are at a crossroads with cultures, religions, tradition and how diverse the plot is #zadiesmith


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Yetanothermind
The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
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Some of my june reads that I'm hoping to get done with before university opens 🙄

CR: #TheLightBetweenOceans by #MLStedman (this is such a good but depressing book so far )

#TheRoad by #CormacMcCarthy
#SophiesWorld by #JosteinGaarder
#WhiteTeeth by #ZadieSmith
#AllTheLightsWeCannotSee by #Anthonydoerr

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Heatherleegee
Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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