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Joined November 2016

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This book was so good and life changing. A great starter for anyone interested in Food choice and Sustainability.

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The Course of Love: A Novel | Alain de Botton
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This book was beautiful, intelligent, moving and life changing. This is the story of love that is rarely told, after the first kiss, after the proposal, afterthe wedding. I firmly believe reading this with an open mind and open heart could save a marriage. I will reread this over and over again.

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The Course of Love: A Novel | Alain de Botton

I am looking for more books like this that explore love and marriage after the "honeymoon" is over. Any suggestions?

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Heartbreaking but so very important and necessary.

Reviewsbylola ❤❤ 3y
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Juliet Takes a Breath | Gabby Rivera
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4 out of 5. There is a lot to learn from this book. I'm not big on all the "woo-woo", new age stuff but it's good to read about people that believe in things you don't. Such a good book. There were a few times I felt like the author lost Juliet's voice for a very short time but then it would come back with a bang. Love it.

Weaponxgirl I found the new age stuff hilarious as I've met so many of those people! 3y
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Juliet Takes a Breath | Gabby Rivera
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I thought this was funny considering the past few months.

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Juliet Takes a Breath | Gabby Rivera
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My concentration is crap due to my obsessive need to check the news every 5 minutes to make sure the world isn't ending. This book has been a nice and interesting distraction. It's taking me forever to get through because of my anxiety over the current political climate but it is really good. #checkyourprivilege

SuperPunkNinja ❤❤❤ 3y
Notafraidofwords Totally understandable 3y
Gjacksreads I know what you mean! 3y
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Cbldf Liberty Annual 2016 | Joe Keatinge, Andrew Aydin, Paul Pope, Mary M. Talbot, Ronald Wimberly, Paul Guinan, Dan Schkade, Larry Marder, Mk Read, Brandom Graham
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This was soooooo good. A nice way to learn some history. My favorite was the spread about Jane Addams who is considered the mother of Social Work (I am a social Worker). My next favorite was the story about the first woman who ran for president (which was not Hillary Clinton BYW).

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https://youtu.be/csLiYr5OGbg Watch this video. DO NOT SEE THE MOVIE!!!!!! You will have to watch an add before the video starts but this video MUST be seen.

BamBamSushi MAKE THIS GO VIRAL. 3y
Cinfhen OMG 😲 that was horrible and cruel! #HollywoodSucks 3y
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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This book is wonderful. It is heartbreaking and hopeful all at the same time. I cried because I was angry, sad, devastated, impressed, in awe, in love and because of the bravery of the author and Amanda.

Cinfhen Nice review 💖 3y
HeatherBookNerd I loved it too. The author came and spoke to our PFLAG group A few months ago. She was delightful. 3y
Joybishoptx I loved it too. I would love to meet the author 3y
BamBamSushi @HeatherBookNerd I am soooooooo jealous. I would love to meet her!!!!! 3y
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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This is on my list for #diversathon. What are you reading for #diversathon? I want a big ol' stack to read.

Weaponxgirl I'm reading this currently and whilst loving it I'm having to take it slow. 3y
Weaponxgirl I'm going for books like binti, but have several in reserve 3y
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Love it! I am excited to see where this is headed.

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I loved this so very much. One of my faves along with Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I bought it for my Kindle but will be buying a physical copy of it as well.

Cinfhen Same! Her words were so powerful! I need to buy a physical copy as well, so I can give it to everyone I meet💜 3y
TrishB I'm waiting for my physical copy to arrive! 3y
Weaponxgirl Was my first book of poetry this year and the first time it clicked too. I'm now scanning all you littens for more recommendations:) 3y
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BamBamSushi @TrishB where did you get your physical copy? Amazon shows it's a preorder which makes no sense. 3y
TrishB @BamBamSushi that's what I'm waiting for! I am assuming it's not yet published in the UK? 3y
Joybishoptx I ordered it on Amazon for my daughter before Christmas. We both really enjoyed it. 3y
Cinfhen @Weaponxgirl my daughter thought I might like this book of poetry as well (edited) 3y
Weaponxgirl Thanks, added to my stack 😀 3y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Finally got around to reading this. I was super unhappy with what I thought was the ending. This happened thanks to the fact that I read it on the Kindle app and after chapter 46 the Goodreads review "page" popped up. Thankfully I noticed the section afterward titled "Historical Notes". What a brilliant way to wrap up the story and give us a hint of what happened to Ofred. This changed my whole view of the book!!!!

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Loved this! Love Lockjaw so much.

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A-Force Vol. 0: Warzones! | G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett
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This was a good story arc. Moving on to the next one.

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Mere Christianity | C. S. Lewis

I am an Atheist but a friend of mine recommended this book and I always want to read stuff that has different view points than mine. I love C.S. Lewis's writing even if it's not convincing me that there is a God.

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Y The Last Man Book One | Brian K. Vaughan
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Really enjoyed this. I'm moving on to book two now. Can't wait to see where this is headed. I can't believe it has taken me all these years to give comics a chance.

Casi I felt the same way when I first started getting into comics. Literally anything by Brian K Vaughan is worth checking out 3y
thelizflynn I'm just getting into comics too and I'm thinking the same exact thing! I can't wait to read this. 3y
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The Great Divorce: A Dream | Clive Staples Lewis
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I read this as part of my reading Challenge. Ugh. I'm sooooooo glad it was only 145 pages long.

IndianaRed I agree. Our book club picked it for our "Christmas Read". Page 50....snore....heaven is seriously boring. 2y
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This!!!!!!! This is amazing. Love this so much. Stop everything and read it NOW!!!!!!!

Handmade_Redhead My husband read it after my recommendation and it's now mashing plans to hide me when this gets to be reality. Lol 3y
BamBamSushi @Handmade_Redhead Hahahahahahaha. It seems way to possible these days doesn't it? 3y
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The Suicide Motor Club | Christopher Buehlman
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The pacing was off for me toward the end. I got restless and bored. There was a pretty big twist that should have left me with my mouth hanging open but it was lost in the lackluster slogging pace of the book. For a book where the fast cars are as much of a character as the people the pace was as sloooooooowwwwww and clunky as a 7 foot man trying to ride a kid's tricycle. I want to see this turned in to a well written and well directed movie.

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The Suicide Motor Club | Christopher Buehlman
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About 70 pages left of this and so far it's pretty dang good. This isn't your typical hyper sexed, sparkly, romantic, swoony vampire story although there is drooling but it's not what you think LOL.

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I Hate Fairyland #1 | Skottie Young
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Loved this so much. My first comic. Snarky as ever and I love it.

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi

I am so excited about my 2017 Reading Challenge the I want to start today. Is that cheating? Does it really matter? It my own challenge so it's. OT like I am competing with other people.

Joybishoptx I say any day is a good day to read with enthusiasm! 3y
feminismandyoga I've been fighting it all week too! I made myself wait and read other books but it's not easy. 3y
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Preparation for 2017. I've never done a reading Challenge so I am pumped!!!!!!

feminismandyoga This year was my first time doing one and it was amazing! You sound like you're about to have as much fun with it as I did! Which one are you doing? 3y
BamBamSushi @StoredFeminism I am making mine up from several I have seen online. 3y
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Lumberjanes #1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson

I am a Graphic Novel Virgin and am committing reading at least 4 this year. I want something diverse, political, liberal, feminist.... something that gets me thinking. Help me!!!!!

BamBamSushi Buying now! 3y
feminismandyoga You're off to a good start with Persepolis and Lumberjanes! I'll throw in Princeless. Its creator is a white guy but the comic itself is diverse and rather feminist. I haven't read all of them but the first volume was off to a good start. 3y
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BamBamSushi @StoredFeminism Buying Princeless now! Thank you all for the recommendations. Keep 'me coming. 3y
Casi Saga. Definitely Saga. It's like nothing I've ever read before. Perfect blend of sci-fi and fantasy. It's like the new Star Wars (edited) 3y
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This is the start of my '17 Book Challenge. I want as many of them to be by diverse authors and about diverse characters. Here is what I have so far:
Read 12 banned books
Read 4 essay collections
Read 4 nonfiction books relevant to today's cultural and political climate
Read 12 of your oldest book in my TBR pile
Read one science book. Read 4 short story collections. Other suggestions?

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Mehso-so

This book was pretty good. I don't regret reading it but I didn't love it either. It was atmospheric and a good story but I wish the characters had been fleshed out more in the end. Especially the main character and her daughter. This had the potential to be amazing and heart wrenching but it fell a bit short for me. Kelly Luce is a good writer and I look forward to her next work.

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Kill the Next One | Frederico Axat
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Great book, a total page turner. Lots of twists and turns.

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One Door Away from Heaven | Dean Ray Koontz
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This was my first Dean Koontz and I am not impressed at all. The book was 680 pages and could have easily been written in 300. The characters were awesome and the plot was ok. The pacing was irritating as fu@k.

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I enjoyed this book immensely. A Ferryman is one who tries to convince those who have died to move on to the afterlife. The main character is given a strange assignment that leads to mystery and mayhem. Such a great read. It has fun, thrills, and heart.

Scott_BookInvasion I did too! And I'm not even completely done with it. (Audiobook). One of my favorite parts - "Ah! A case of bullet hole shrinkage. Now where had she heard about that before? That's right, nowhere! Because it was fucking impossible!" 3y
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Next up. On pg 140 and loving it.

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Nest: A Thriller | Terry Goodkind
Bailedbailed

Can take it any more. 100 pages in and nothing is happening but a bunch of 'splaining by the author.

schmia This seems like a book for which many (myself included) don't have the patience coming off the election of a historically unqualified fascist who said racist and xenophobic things anytime he was handed a microphone. I recently posted about books by conservative authors I think are genuinely smart and interesting (and both women) even if I don't agree with everything they say - but this novel just sounds like a paranoid angry white male narrative. 3y
BamBamSushi I couldn't have said it better myself schmia!!!!! 3y
Leniverse The whole book is more of the same. The plot is a flimsy excuse for the author's political views. He should just drop the excuse and write a manifesto. 2y
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Nest: A Thriller | Terry Goodkind
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WTF?????

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Half the Sky | Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
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I ran across a review about this book and it reminded me of the impact this book had on me. It was one of those life changing books. I was sheltered and uneducated at the time I read it and it sent me on a journey to learn about inequality and injustice. I read it many years ago (or so it seems) but it has stuck with me for years. It even pushed me to get my Masters Degree in Social Work. Such a great eye opening yet heart wrenching book.

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Nest: A Thriller | Terry Goodkind
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And more of it. Gee I wonder why some people feel that way. There are people who are terrified of being shot and killed due to the color of their skin. Get off your soap box and get on with the story.

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Nest: A Thriller | Terry Goodkind
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72 pages in and so far this seems to be a rant about how the public does not revere cops like they should. I'm getting irritated. It has nothing to do with the plot either (at this point). It's things like this and it has occurred multiple times and feels constant. It gets in the way of the story. Plus there's no opposing view point about it either suggesting that the author needs to find another place to rant about their political leanings.

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Mehso-so

This was ok. The character is unreliable and not very likable which is actually what made me like the book. I wasn't expecting the twists and turns the plot took but I am also not one that works to try and stay one step ahead of the plot either. I just enjoy the plots of the books I read and just let them wash over me. I don't regret reading it but it's not a favorite.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch

I loved this book so much. Faller by Will McIntosh was much like it and I loved that book too. I need book recommendations similar to Dark Matter. This is life or death LOL.

LectricSheep Have you read Morte? It's a little grittier, but it has a strong sci-fi concept and compelling characters. 3y
BamBamSushi I haven't but I will give it a try. Thank you! 3y
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Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!

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Next up. I am really excited about this book. I hope it's as good as it sounds.

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The Weaver | Emmi Itranta
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Mehso-so

Not great, not horrible. Not the best world building I have come across.

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Invasion | Luke Rhinehart
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This was witty as hell. Loved it. A fun take on alien invasions and a great look at the state of our country all done in a fun loving way.

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Invasion | Luke Rhinehart
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Halfway through this and LOVE it!!!!!! It's smart and brilliant. A comic take on alien invasions and the state of America. Love this so much.

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The Thousandth Floor | Katharine McGee
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I rarely bail on books simply because I spend too much money on them to not finish them but I just could t push through on this one. I read about 20%.

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Livia Lone | Barry Eisler
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Great book. Kick ass main character. Love the fact that the main character wasn't Caucasian or male and was strong and took control of her life. I don't condone some of the things she did but I still loved the character and the book.

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman

I just scored a signed copy of this at my local B & N. I am over the moon! I also got signed copies of Faithful, The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian, and Underground Railroad!!!!!!

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Just scored a signed copy of this at my local B & N. I am so excited. I love this book so much.

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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This was an AMAZING book. I can't put into words how much I loved it. I hope it is the beginning of a series. If you haven't read it then STOP everything right now and go read this book.

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Mehso-so

This book was good, not fabulous. I am glad I read it but it's not one of my faves. Others may love it so give it a try if you like the plot summary.