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The Sol Majestic: A novel | Ferrett Steinmetz
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So many great observations in this book. Guess that‘s one of the reasons I‘m savoring it like a delicious meal. #foodie #foodbook

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Silly moment...didn‘t know where the title of this book came from. So good, so apt.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Pick times five thousand. What a great #romance for #PrideMonth, with a diverse cast of characters delightfully drawn. I loved the relationships in this book—between the two protagonists, but also with the MC‘s family and friends. Such great drama, politics, intelligence, and heartthrobs. Made a collage of the highlights for me.

marleed Great Pic for this fun book! If only!! 4w
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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For #WanderingJune today. I adored this book about a prickly woman finding a path to her happiness. Although it is missing the desert part of #aflowerinthedesert I think cactus blossoms are the most beautiful—beauty in the midst of thorns.

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Loving this listen so far! Perfect intersection of #booklove, language, and #feminism.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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As the daughter of a public figure and someone who moved into public service as well, I‘m really enjoying reading this book so far. MC Alex is a hoot and I am enjoying his unabashed ambition and interest in the political process. Really glad I picked up this one! #romance #currentlyreading

RaimeyGallant Nice review! 1mo
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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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Mehso-so

Not quite sure what I think of this one. Some parts were brilliant and fascinating, like the history of Rosewater and the science of the situation. Other parts were consulted and a little too weird for me. Overall I would recommend with some big caveats. 🤷‍♀️

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit | Beatrix Potter
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From someone living in an area with one of the shortest growing seasons in the contiguous US, I find that my sympathies have shifted as I‘ve aged. Poor Mr. McGregor! At least our spring has finally sprung.

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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Love this #wanderingjune prompt. My love of Egypt started early and stayed late, but my one true love in all fiction is Amelia Peabody. #WalkLikeAnEgyptian #genrelove #favorite

LeahBergen I‘ve read all of these. 😆😆 1mo
B.Reader @LeahBurgen Me too! They are so fun 1mo
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Have only tried one recipe from this book but the dal at least is a winner! Love how easy it was for an Indian food beginner.

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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What a fabulous dedication! Love a great start to an exciting read. #feminism #tbr

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Omg THIS BOOK. As a prickly, difficult woman with a prickly, difficult dog, this story spoke to me on so many levels. I was sobbing at the end and may have grabbed Elliott in a hug saying "LOVE ME NOW" while he desperately squirmed away because all the feels. Read it!!!!

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LOVED THIS BOOK. I actually put off listening to it a couple times because I was enjoying it SO MUCH I didn't want it to end. Entertaining, intellectual, and so necessary...this one is going to a Christmas present to all the wonderful unruly women in my life. #feminism #awesomereads #greatlisten

Lacythebookworm I might do this on audio now that I've read your review! I was debating picking up the hardback. 2y
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The Refrigerator Monologues | Catherynne M. Valente
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Holy feminist trifecta, Batman! Finished these three books today, and hot damn are they all fantastic. I love that they all came together today...would highly recommend. #feminism #girlpower #smashthepatriarchy

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This woman gets me. #booksandwine #simplethings

CouronneDhiver Do. Not. Forget. The. Wine! Lol 😂 2y
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I really enjoyed this one, and it didn't quite end as I expected. There had been a lot of hype around this book so I was skeptical at first, but I particularly loved the relationships depicted. They were so raw and real and unexpected that they felt like real life...but better. And isn't that what we always want from our fiction??

rubyslippersreads ❤🐶❤ 2y
Cinfhen I agree with @rubyslippersreads and this book was a pleasant surprise😊 2y
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I seriously can't even. I just finished this book and immediately had to post a review. It took me weeks to finish because it made me so. damn. angry. I can't believe I don't have whiplash from shaking my head so hard--not is disagreement but in disbelief at the atrocities committed to keep others oppressed and disenfranchised. Read this. Harness the anger that it brings. And use that anger for good. 5+ stars.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Just the latest in the string of reasons I love Laini Taylor. 💕📚💕

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What We Do Now | Dennis Loy Johnson, Valerie Merians
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Just finished another #ResistanceRead and returned it to the #library. Admittedly it feels a little dated even now but is still an excellent read full of short essays by powerhouses on topics like women's rights, the environment, the economy, LGBTQ rights, and the media. I would encourage anyone to read who feels scared, frustrated, alone, or just pissed off!

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Another reason I am constantly confused by critics. I have only heard about how great this book is and how well it depicts women who choose not to have children...but I absolutely hated it. I thought the characters were pretty awful and if it was trying to be positive about the life choices made by the protagonist, for me it failed miserably. I would have bailed but it was only 200 pages so I felt like a weenie dropping out. No thanks!

Notafraidofwords I ended up really loving it. I love Attenberg. I loved her relationship with her mom too. 2y
B.Reader @Notafraidofwords I'm glad! I agree that her relationship with her mother was a definite highlight. 2y
Notafraidofwords @B.Reader this is why I love litsy. I get to interact with readers whose taste is both different and similar ! ❤️ hope you like your next read. 2y
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Bloodline (Star Wars) | Claudia Gray
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Here too, Leia. Here too. #politics

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The Assistants | Camille Perri
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Was on the fence on this one and this might have pushed me over the DNF ledge. "You're not like other girls" is just so vomit-worthy. #FeministEyeRoll #AssHat #SoMuchNope #ItGetsSoOld #WhatTheHellWomenAreYouMeetingAnyway

JenBrown Just bought this in an impulse a couple weeks ago... damm it. 2y
B.Reader @JenBrown Maybe you'll like it. I stuck with it until about 30% because I was promised a fun feminist romp...felt like the opposite of that, but don't want to poison it for anyone! 2y
JenBrown @B.Reader I've already bought it so I might as well give it a try. 2y
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I mean...I don't mean to toot my #libraryhaul horn here but...toot toot!! 💕📚💕

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The Book of Polly: A Novel | Kathy Hepinstall
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First 5-star read of the month. Loved this one with a passion. The two protagonists were hilarious, wise, fire-cracker women I am dying to meet in real life. Funny read that still managed some serious poignancy. I can't recommend this one highly enough. #basadswomen #booklove 💕📚💕

christineandbooks That sounds great! 2y
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The Book of Polly: A Novel | Kathy Hepinstall
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Loving this book. I cackled out loud three times during the introduction. Almost 100 pages in and it is still hysterical. 💕📚💕

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Mehso-so

Feeling very conflicted about this book. It was fun in many ways, like with this list of #feminist cocktails...but I also felt like it could have been a bit more nuanced in some parts. It focuses a lot on overtly "masculine" situations or jobs and I felt as it is neglected talking about other workplace dynamics and professions that may be female dominated or oriented and how that element can influence women at work. Ok, just not brilliant.

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Got to nerd out last night at the #GameofThrones lives music event. Symphony, light show, epic music, and a superfluity of capes. Loved it!! #nerdpurr

CrowCAH So jealous. I was suppose to go in Michigan, but they cancelled it because something was wrong with the venue, like it wasn't large enough. I ❤ the score, Ramin! 2y
Alfoster Sweet!!!😍😍😍 2y
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Their Finest: A Novel | Lissa Evans
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Finished this one up last night. It wasn't what I expected--more poignant and less madcap, but was fun and entertaining. Would recommend, even though Elliott didn't seem enthused. #DogsofLitsy

DebinHawaii He is adorable! 🐶❤️ 2y
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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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So glad that even assassins feel this way at times. 😂

Dolly Assassin convention????😳 2y
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Loving this book so far! What took me so long?! #WomensHistoryMonth #feminism #BadassBookLadies

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 | Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen
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Love today's #marchintoreading prompt. My favorite lady characters are ones with grit and determination, who persist in the face of heir failures and challenges and revel in their successes...and then back to the business of persisting. #ShePersisted #characterlove

Cinfhen Great graphics 2y
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Started to hightlight...kept going...highlighted nearly the entire page. Will likely highlight entire book. #yasqueen #EatItPatriarchy #feminism #booklove 🤓💕🤓

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I know I'm really sick when I can't even read more than a page or two at a time! However, this book was compelling enough to make me keep going. The story was a page turner and the relationships that were explored were deep and complex. Would recommend this one for sure.

Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 2y
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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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I so feel you, Charlotte Holmes! All of the decision making and none of the social obligations...this introvert's dream!! 🤓🤓

Paula3 I 2nd that!! 2y
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Was up early and ready for our annual enormous book sale today! Will be back tomorrow for the fill-a-box-for $10 sale. Had to ask if wearing book clothes to a book sale was like wearing a band shirt to see the band...if so, oh well!! 🤓📚🤓

Cinfhen Have fun! 2y
Lindy It signals that you are among your peeps. 2y
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City of Saints & Thieves | Natalie C Anderson
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So powerful.

Leo1733 So sadly true. I see examples of this everywhere, everyday. 2y
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Traveled some miles for an appointment and of course scheduled some time for a stop at B&N. Was totally confused--they got rid of the new books section!!! The new releases are only on tables or mixed in with the backlist! Hardcovers and paperbacks rubbing shoulders! I was shocked and destabilized. Are all B&Ns doing this? #bookblasphemy

krismac Mine did the same! I was very unhappy! 2y
B.Reader @krismac Ugh! It was terrible! How am I supposed to know now if I have the book at home already or not? 😂😂 2y
Rachbb3 I was in my store yesterday and it was like that too. Did not like it a bit. 2y
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B.Reader @Rachbb3 I feel so betrayed! Don't change my book habits! Lol 2y
EllieDottie Mine local b&n did it too!! 2y
AmandaL I just discovered this today! I was disappointed. I really like looking at the new releases, and it helps me finds books where I remember the cover but not the title or the author. 2y
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City of Saints & Thieves | Natalie C Anderson
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Am #currentlyreading this book and loving it! Super interesting, set in Kenya with a main character who is a kickass young woman seeking revenge for her mother's murder. Love that it is about refugees in a non-US setting (gives some perspective on current events). It is also motivating me to learn more different countries and their politics. Hate that I can't stay in bed reading all day! 💕📚💕

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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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Yeah...how not to do a time travel story: have 85-90% be exposition; have a whiney, obnoxious main character; have random extra-bizarre rape sequence to propel plot; rely on stereotypical rape apologia for subsequent action. Hard pass on this one.

MCYmermaid How is it that this is the first review I have encountered to mention the rape? 😑 2y
Marchpane I completely agree - this book was infuriating. 2y
B.Reader @Marchpane I'm glad I wasn't the only one!! 😤😤 2y
B.Reader @MCYmermaid I have no idea! I didn't hear anything about it either and it is treated extremely casually. I don't think the word rape is ever mentioned...just the fact that one of the main characters "hurt" another, but it was described pretty graphically. Trigger warnings deserved for sure. 2y
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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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I agree! 💕📚💕

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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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I didn't really love it, didn't really hate it. I thought the premise was compelling and interesting, and liked that it was written by a mother of a transgender child about a mother of a transgender child...but I think that at times the story suffered from the long, rambling parts where people lectured each other a bit too much.

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Amberlough | Lara Elena Donnelly
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Absolutely LOVED this book. The characters are lush and complicated, the world is well-developed with a sense of history and conflict, and the politics were timely and compelling. Queer cabaret spy thriller love story? So, so here for this book.

angrylilasian I just got this! So excited to read it! 2y
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Amberlough | Lara Elena Donnelly
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Just started this book and am super intrigued. I love the description of how badass accountants are...that is where the magic happens. Can you tell I used to be an auditor? 🤓📚🤓

8little_paws I did too! 2y
missevievelyn I'm so excited for this book!!! My hold at the library is on its way. I'll be interested to see what you think of it! 😊 2y
Iindseyosborne Same! CPAs don't usually get much love 😂 2y
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B.Reader @missevievelyn LOVED it! 5 star read for me and hope it is for you too!! 2y
B.Reader @8little_paws Accountant power!! 2y
missevievelyn @B.Reader yaaas, awesome!! Just picked it up today! 2y
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Wires and Nerve | Marissa Meyer
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Just finished this gem. Talk about your #palatecleanser! This is how you do a continuation of a series. All of the characters from the previous books are being built outwards in interesting ways, with the narrator being more compelling. Love the #lunarchronicles! #fiestyfeb

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Love and First Sight | Josh Sundquist
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I feel like I have been rather harsh in some reviews but here is another one...great illustration of why #ownvoices reads are so important. The character's emotional journey became the focus rather than the "conflict," which is fine, but the author just felt too impressed with his own ideas to actually understand that emotional journey. The end note said he did some research but I am unimpressed with the result.

RanaElizabeth Even just the summary sounds problematic. 2y
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Absolutely loved this book. I enjoyed the format, the pace, and the setting almost as much as I loved the main character, Placidia. She is amazingly developed through her own words throughout the story but also through the eyes of others. This book is also going to check off my #bookriot #readharder challenge book about war, as it captures how civilians suffer as well as those in direct conflict. A+ read!

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The Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison
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Thank you so much for my beautiful #ValentinesBookExchange! I love the book choices and the goodies are amazing!! I am so excited to enjoy all of them and I showed them off to my coworkers! Thank youuuuuu!

SuperPunkNinja The Goblin Emperor is awesome! 💚 2y
B.Reader @McShelfington So excited to read it! 2y
Kimzey Wow! Go, Cupid! 💘 2y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Toria Yay!! I'm glad you like it :D I totally forgot to put a card so I was a bit worried . 2y
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This is how I spent my Sunday. #booklove #dogsoflitsy

DebinHawaii Look at that sweet face! 🐶❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Cute 🐶🐾 2y
tpixie Sweet 🐶 2y
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A Bollywood Affair | Sonali Dev
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Three #DiverseRomances for today's #fiestyfeb from my #tbr. Want to get to these asap!!

Christy2318 Sonali is fabulous. 2y
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