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Amanda

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Joined January 2016

Executive Editor, Book Riot
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Here we go

Nuwanda For me it was extremely worthwhile but extremely painful reading. 3y
irre Just started this. 3y
BamBamSushi This book changed my life. Seriously. My brain exploded and it was a good thing. I wish we could make it required reading for everyone. 3y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Simple, heart-breaking, relevant.

Aquedita Just requested an ARC on NetGalley. 3y
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Book Two!

Sharanya My fave 😍😍😍. Of that quartet, anyway. Wait till you get to Kel's quartet!! 3y
Smangela 😍😍😍 3y
kdwinchester Love Tamora Pierce so much. 😭 3y
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Hope In The Dark | Rebecca Solnit
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This book is giving me my whole life right now. If you need post-election hope, pick it up.

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Dropping everything to read this.

bookishk8t my heart isn't quite ready for this yet, but i will find the strength, very soon. 3y
Iindseyosborne Just came through on audio from my library and I couldn't download it fast enough. 3y
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Dat cover do.

BookishMarginalia Love that cover! 3y
KarenUK 💗💗💗💗 3y
Cobscook 😍 3y
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Bibliogirl It's beautiful! 3y
hwheaties Pretty, but the original with the feather is so perfectly understated. 3y
mdemanatee Gggggaaaaaaahhhhhh 3y
Peterdamien I love that the Penguin is giving the bird on the vase the side-eye 3y
tpixie Great cover! @hwheaties I'll have to hunt for the original !! 3y
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The Reader | Traci Chee
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Getting a little "fantasy YA about the magic of books" action.

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Iron Cast | Destiny Soria
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This is so fun!

hwheaties Oh hey hi yes I'd like that. 3y
Cobscook Such a pretty cover! 3y
kdwinchester Just got this one! So excited to read it! 3y
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Octopuses.

Marchpane Not octopi. Agreed. 3y
MrBook 😎👌🏻 3y
Peterdamien I like Octopodes, myself 3y
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Linsy Ha ha, octopodes. I'm using that. 🐙 3y
Liberty I saw her talk tonight. 💗🐙 3y
Pruzy Amazing title 3y
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The Remnants | Robert Hill
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Sunday reading

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Burn Baby Burn | Meg Medina
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Meg Medina is on a panel I'm moderating at Book Riot Live, so I'm doing some homework!

tjwill That's the best kind of homework! And a great book! 3y
Jillsandypants This has been on my TBR ever since Rebecca mentioned it in Bookriot. I'm interested to see what you think! 3y
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Listen, Slowly | Thanhha Lai
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Was in the mood for some middle grade!

Liberty SO GOOD. 3y
MaureenMc I just picked up her first one! Is this one also in verse? 3y
BookBerries I love this book ❤️ 3y
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KateComeau What a beautiful cover!! 3y
Amanda @MaureenMc it's not! 3y
kdwinchester Such a gorgeous book! The audiobook is wonderful. 3y
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The Devourers | Indra Das
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Werewolves (sort of?) in 17th century India, yes please

Matilda And the audiobook narrators were fantastic. 3y
JessReads Yes so good! 3y
DzdnDstrctd I just checked this out from my library! Super excited! 3y
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The Devourers | Indra Das

Werewolves (sort of?) in 17th century India, yes please

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In a very Shit I Was Not Taught About in School Even Though I Have a History Degree place right now.

Hollie Looks like something I need to use in my class. I'm course prepping (at the very last minute, naturally) 4 history courses, yikes! 3y
kdwinchester Heartbreaking book. Incidentally, it's @Dogearedcopy 's husband who does such a stellar job narrating the audiobook version. 3y
Dogearedcopy @kdwinchester Incidentally, I also happened to be the studio engineer on that one! I was very pleased that it got an Audie nomination for Best in History that year! 😊 3y
kdwinchester @Dogearedcopy Woohoo! Way to rock the audiobook world! 🙌 3y
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Boop.

ErinKwed I can only assume that "surprisingly" is deeply sarcastic in context. 3y
Tikabelle I, for one, am shocked that men are all up in women's business like this. 3y
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Daughters Unto Devils | Amy Lukavics
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EVIL LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

CherylDeFranceschi That's a pretty awesome description! 3y
LauraBrook Whoa, that has me sold! 3y
Lola Love the cover! 2.99 right now on Kindle. 3y
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Demanda Well gonna have to get this one! 3y
LauraJ Impressive review! 3y
Kelly The best isn't it? 3y
rubyslippersreads More evil than Nellie Oleson? 😄 3y
BekahB This book was super creepy throughout. I tried to read it in one day, but towards the end when everything was starting to feel like a fever induced nightmare, I had to put it away for the night and finish it in the morning. I couldn't even keep the book on my bedside table! Nope, tucked away safely on the bookshelves in the other room. 3y
thereadingwomen SOLD 😍 3y
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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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John Lewis is more bad-ass than any of us ever will be, ever.

MallenNC Love John Lewis and this series 3y
rebuketodali He's my congressman!!! 3y
RebaRecommends I have this in my Hoopla favorites so that as soon as I can check out more I can get this one! 3y
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A memoir of rural Indiana and murder.

BookwormBeth Intrigued 3y
RebeccaH Want. 3y
kerry I cannot wait to get to this one. 3y
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The Empathy Exams: Essays | Leslie Jamison
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Feels a lot like pain tourism, but in a way that makes you interrogate your own acts of the same.

Arbol I had mixed feelings about this: her angst over her privilege came off rather privileged in itself and at times was irritating. Overall, though, she makes the reader really think about and evaluate different aspects of empathy. I got a lot out of it. 3y
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The Visitors | Simon Sylvester
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It's 100 degrees so a book about selkies on the chilly Scottish coast seems like a good choice

Twocougs Darn you, sounded so good I had to go order it😉 3y
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Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit
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Boy do they ever.

Notafraidofwords That's all they do at work lol 3y
Tikabelle I need this screened onto my e-reader cover. 3y
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Ugh why is this man such a genius though

joe_hill I *just* bought SIGNS PRECEDING THE END OF THE WORLD. 3y
Amanda @joe_hill IT IS THE BEST, BETTER THAN ALL THE REST 3y
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Maan | Kim Thuy
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Sad and poetic book about love and loneliness and Vietnamese food

tysephine I bough this a while ago and I have no idea why I haven't read it yet 3y
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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Dragons take human form--intermarriage is illegal, there are ghettos, dragons have to wear insignia on their clothes to identify themselves. Feels very timely, considering what's happened on Twitter recently.

JPrecht Just finished Sleeping Giants which led me down a Wikipedia rabbit hole about the Srebenica massacre from the 90s, which I'm ashamed to say I knew little about. Given current events it feel terrifyingly possible all over again, even here. 3y
Chessa I loved this one! 3y
hwheaties Uh oh. What did I miss on Twitter? Been keeping my distance a bit lately. 3y
MrBook Wow, gorgeous cover. 3y
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Let's do this.

Chessa I have so much book envy!!! 😍 3y
Betsy_Huston Ooh nice I am jealous!! 3y
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Night Hawk | Beverly Jenkins
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Beverly Jenkins time!

Beth.Pedota I just got this from the library! Will be my first Beverly Jenkins! 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Holy shit, this book.

Churchlady That's my kind of review! 3y
Juli I cannot wait for this one to come out!! 3y
Notafraidofwords Love your straight forward reviews. 3y
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So gross and weird, A+

BookishBron The cover is so cool! 3y
Matilda A book I wish I could reread for the first time again. 3y
BethFishReads Loved this 3y
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Leelee.reads That cover! 😍 3y
Rebeccak So good! I just finished this today and am tempted to reread immediately. 3y
WordWaller Ahhhhhhh I really want to read this! 3y
MacabreGoblin Such a good book! It really scratched my 'magic school' itch. 3y
horriblehoggle I loved this so so much. Thinking of rereading very soon. 3y
Loreen In a good way? 3y
LisaMakeWords This book is so amazing. 3y
ColleenLindsay I keep trying to read this, get about 100 pages in, and then bail. Can't get into it. 3y
MrBook Great on audio. 3y
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I Await the Devil's Coming | Jessa Crispin, Mary MacLane
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Boom.

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Where Dreams Begin | Lisa Kleypas
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A rare-ish historical with a mother as a protagonist! Always happy to see those.

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Girls of Riyadh | Rajaa Alsanea
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Loving this one!

StephAuteri That cover is gorgeous. 3y
Arabiatta Oh this was a good read! May have been a little exaggerated in parts but generally resonated strongly I think. 3y
Bree.Hill Omg! I lived in Riyadh for six months. Will definitely have to look for this. Loved the place 3y
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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Ohmygodohmygod right in the feels

MichellisLife I completely agree. So many emotions. 3y
aunt_feather I've heard terrific things. Can't wait to read it! 3y
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Louise Erdrich on new motherhood is A+

Chessa OMG yes! 😂❤️ 3y
JPrecht YESSSS!!! I need this book because of this quote alone! 😂 3y
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Gunpowder Alchemy | Jeannie Lin
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Steampunky! Chinese! Historical fiction! So much fun.

Notafraidofwords You read such fun books! 3y
Imagineannie Good choice for first steampunk read ever? 3y
Ellsbeth Three things I love! I added it to my stack. 3y
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hwheaties Uh yes please. 3y
Sharanya OMG THIS IS VERY HIGH ON MY LIST! Let me know how it turns out. 3y
LitHousewife That looks really fun. 3y
Poindextrix I need this in my life 3y
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Extremely pool book.

LeahBergen I've been looking forward to this one. 3y
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Bestiary: Poems | Donika Kelly
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These poems are gut-punches, heart-shredders, eaters of souls.

hwheaties Want. Is that Graywolf? 3y
WordWaller OMG GRAYWOLF 💖💖💖 3y
Amanda @hwheaties Yes! They are bae. 3y
suzannewhtny When is this coming out?? 3y
Amanda @suzannewhtny November 3y
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Margaret the First: A Novel | Danielle Dutton
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Loovvvinngg this. Have discovered a weakness for novelizations of great women.

shawnmooney I'm seriously considering throwing my oh-so-written-in-stone TBR list out the window in order to read this immediately! 3y
MamaGina I bought this one because I fell in love with the cover, but pleased that the story sounds amazing too! 3y
balletbookworm Yaaaas!! 💗 3y
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8leagueboot I finished this a couple of days ago and the second I get my new library card is the second my arms fill with books about Margaret Cavendish. 3y
Liberty SO GOOD. 3y
literatethoughts Me too! As long as the titles aren't ' So-and So's' Wife' or 'The Blank's Wife'. Srsly!?! These women have names and identities that are more than who they married. Growls, snorts, grrrrrr. 3y
HarperPerennial @Kenny recommended this to me and I loved! 3y
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Kushiel's Dart | Jacqueline Carey
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Airport reading, as rec'd by @jennirl

LitHousewife I've got three of those books. I'll look forward to your review. 3y
acc5446 that's about as dark as I like my romance. oof. 3y
JPrecht Interested to hear your thoughts! I almost picked it up, but the implied darkness scared me a little... 3y
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Cobscook I LOVE this series! You are in for a treat. 3y
Merethebookgal Great series! The first couple hundred pages of world-building is a little slow, but then it really picks up and the two other books in this trilogy are great as well! 3y
literatethoughts Snapped this up when it first came out and was caught a little off guard... Then became addicted to the series. FWI, it has a follow-up series too. 3y
panache113 Oh this was SO good. 3y
Novelnerd88 Read Kushiel's Dart a few months ago and devoured every word. Such a beautiful fantasy world. I loved it! 3y
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The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz
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Egyptian sort-of-but-not-really dystopia, in an Orwellian/Kafka way.

hwheaties Oooh want. 3y
CynCruz23 I love stories that don't quite fit a descriptions, the in betweens are the best 3y
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Ancillary Justice | Ann Leckie
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So so smart.

ColleenLindsay Amazing series. 3y
Chessa So good! I need to read the next one. 3y
JPrecht This one is next in the queue... Just as soon as I finish all the Old Man's War books by John Scalzi. Both of which I heard about on your show! 😁 Also, still working through some other space books at your rec; thanks for that! You and @jennirl rock! 3y
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theboozybookworm Yes! Just picked this one up at Unabridged during BEA. I can't wait to start. 3y
Sue I confess I've been struggling with this. Everyone seems to rave about it but I'm just not getting it ... 3y
wanderlustywriter I started this and couldn't get into it. Let us know if it picks up! I may give it another try 3y
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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Hoollllyyyyy shit.

Liberty Right???? 3y
Amanda @Liberty SO right 3y
Liberty @Amanda You should read his stories, too! 3y
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jeff SGJ for the win! 3y
ColleenLindsay Just ordered this one from Astoria Bookshop. 3y
BekahB I loved his short story collection After the People Lights Have Gone Off. Weirdness in all the right ways! 3y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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well that was so good I might have died

Chessa Right!? 3y
Seonjoon I have a copy from the library waiting to start next week! 3y
bookwrm526 Cannot wait for the next one!! 3y
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Orbeck33 Love this review! Ha! 3y
Broke_Girl_Reads Read this one months ago and I'm still ruined. I neeeeeed the sequel 3y
ErikasEpilogues It's the bestttt!!!! 3y
samritch Yeeesss!! This book put me in the biggest slump because of the giant hole it left in my heart 3y
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Yasssss Prunella

Seonjoon Ahhhh! I'm still waiting to get my hands on this... 3y
bookworm_1978 Gorgeous edition ❤️ 3y
librariankris Sooooo good! 3y
quietjenn I super recommend her short stories and novellas, if you haven't read them. I'm a little bit obsessed. 3y
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My favorite so far!

jetspins24 Mine too! 4y
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Rich New Yorkers and their problems ("problems"?)! Great characters, page-turner. Take this one to the beach in a few months.

todd @Orbeck33 looks like one for you...then me 😉 4y
anovelbee Just so you know sweet Amanda, i joined Litsy to connect with you and the rest of the Book Riot crew. I don't have Twitter so yay Litsy!!🤓 4y
Amanda @anovelbee hooray! Welcome! 4y
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MandyJohnson Heard you talk about this in All the Books and can't wait to get my hands on it! 4y
Ammie I listened to it on Audible and it was so great! Great narrator and excellent story! Got real emotional during the epilogue?? 4y
MelindaOtt So excited for this! I chose it as my book for April in the Book of the Month club! 4y
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Tram 83 | Fiston Mwanza Mujila
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I was pretty bleh about this book the first time around, but I just re-read it and loved it. Timing, I guess?

rylamar After I read it I wasn't sure what to think. I didn't hate it or love it but I also have had the urge to reread it. Aside from all the positive reviews something still makes me want to go back to it. 3y
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Pretty heartbreaking book about the cyclical nature of terrorism. Heavy stuff!

ardoomer I need to add this to my list! 4y
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Don't get to do these often because, you know, brown.

Matilda Nailed it. 4y
Inkpaperblott This is perfect! 4y
Graywolfpress This book is amazing!!!💖 4y
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Annkingman One of my favorite books of 2015. 4y
Megabooks Really enjoyed this collection. 4y
Notabigreader Very cool 4y
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Sex Object: A Memoir | Jessica Valenti

Ignoring men--whether romantically or rhetorically--is existential violence to them.

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