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Joined May 2016

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Enjoying the last week of summer before kids are back in school. Really enjoying this book, slow read for me but interesting premise.

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Windfall | Diksha Basu
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Yay for #botm! I thought The Windfall was the same book that I had been hearing about that was a young adult book, but I'm glad to see that the description is right up my alley! Plus, I have been wanting to read Dark Matter for so long that instead of waiting for a library hold, I just decided to buy it!

Reviewsbylola Dark Matter 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
Bandrea @Reviewsbylola I need a book to suck me in. It's been awhile. 2y
rather_be_reading Dark matter!! 3w
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Almost Missed You | Jessica Strawser
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Beach and book.

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Finished this on my plane ride. The writing isn't stellar, but it's such a fun, interesting look at life as a thirty something working in a top level position at the White House. She is so relatable that I can imagine myself reacting similar to a lot of the situations she encounters.

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So hard to decide what book to read for the airplane ride! My bag is stuffed with books and I'll probably just fall 😴. But this one is very entertaining.

PutnamKatie I want to read this! Thanks for the reminder! 2y
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Loved, loved, loved this audiobook! As someone with South African ancestry it helped me understand my roots so much more, but more than that Trevor Noah is a great storyteller and his story is fascinating!

BellaBookNook I am still on the wait list for this audiobook. Can't wait to get it! 2y
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Piecing Me Together | Rene Watson
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"And this makes me wonder if a black girl's life is only about being stitched together and coming undone, being stitched together and coming undone. I wonder if there's ever a way for a girl like me to feel whole."

BellaBookNook What a beautiful cover! Might have to check this one out. 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

Trying to read this book and not start crying at my daughter's gymnastics class. I should have maybe chose to bring a lighter book!😭😭😭😭

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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This was a quick, fun read. I don't gravitate to science fiction but this was one I really enjoyed. Definitely going to read the sequel.

BellaBookNook I recently read and enjoyed the sequel. Look forward to seeing what you think of it. 2y
Bandrea @BellaBookNook I really enjoyed the sequel! (edited) 2y
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The Queen of the Tearling | Johansen, Erika
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Half junk half healthy, it's all about balance😂. I haven't read a fantasy novel in a while so digging into this one for a #litsypartyofone.

RealLifeReading Now I want 🍕😀 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I loved this book! I love books that teach me something I had no idea about with regards to another culture. I never knew the history of Koreans and the Japanese people and how complicated the relationships could be. The writing was so well done that you just wanted to curl up and immerse yourself in the sweeping saga of this family. I find myself still living with the characters in my mind.

GAustin I really should read this. Thanks for the feedback. You make me happy I have it. It's on my shelf waiting patiently. Some day soon. 2y
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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Wow, sound familiar? Loving this book series that our city libraries picked as a group read.

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Does anyone else try to read and watch tv at the same time?😮

melrailey Of course! But the book almost always wins out! 3y
Booknerd4 Quite a bit! My husband doesn't understand tho. He tries to hit pause & I keep telling him I'm doing both. :) 2y
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I cannot say enough good things about this book! Considering our present crisis with whether or not to allow refugees to resettle in our country, it is an excellent picture of what life in a refugee camp is really like and the difficulty that already exists to be approved to come to America. I don't think I will ever forget the stories of those shared in this book.

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This was my #litsypartyofone today. Reading and enjoying Coffee while waiting for my son's bus.

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Such a great middle reader book for Black History Month... or anytime.

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I'm only on the prologue and this book is already illuminating so much of our current situation. "Poverty does not necessarily lead to extremism." Ben Rawlence.

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Lumberjanes #1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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Working on @bookriot #readharder challenge with a comic for all ages. This looked like a good one!

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Lucky You | Erika Carter
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I wanted to like this book and hoped that it would provide any kind of twist or redemption, but it fell flat for me. It read like an indie movie that you watch and then have no idea what the point was. I can see how it could be a book club book though, because there would be a lot of discussion about the characters and their choices.

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Lucky You | Erika Carter
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Finally diving into my #botm pick. Hoping it's a good read!

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Sometimes you have to take it back to your childhood. Introducing my 13 yr old to The Babysitters Club and reading it over myself.

Books_Wine_Repeat Loved this series so much!! ❤❤❤ 3y
BookBabe Me too! ❤ 3y
Bandrea @BookBabe @Books_Wine_Repeat totally taking me back to my childhood room and attempts to start kid businesses! 3y
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Bookish_B This was the series that made me become a reader! 💗 3y
Bookish_B I actually still have all my books too! 3y
jessberk13 I still have my entire collection! I couldn't bear to part with them. 3y
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My daughter was so excited to receive her first boo for #LGPjunioredition ! She was tickled that it came all the way from New Zealand! #juniorreaders

Centique Yay! I hope she likes the book 🤞 3y
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I haven't read a book this fun in a long time! Perfect after some heavy reading. Now I'm craving another like it!

TheCanuckReader Fun is good! 3y
LauraBeth This was fun! 😀 3y
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This is one of my first nonfiction non-personal development books. It was so interesting, jaw dropping in places, and kept my attention the whole time. Definitely want to read more books like this now.

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The Trespasser | Tana French
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Yay! My first Book of the Month pick!!! I caved, but I'm so excited to dive into this first book. I love Tana French!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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So far this is such a relaxing, enjoyable read. No pressure or hurry to finish, but perfectly suited for a lazy day off!

Bookish_B I loved this book! 3y
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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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"There was nothing about youth that was fair: the young hadn't deserved it, and the old hadn't done anything to drive it away"
The way you look at this statement says a lot about what age you are. I can relate too much to this statement!

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Some books make you a better person after you have read them. This is one such book. I wish I could have the experience of reading it for the first time again. Definitely my favorite book of 2016!

Hooked_on_books Me too! It's wonderful. 3y
valeriegeary Just started this one! 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I can't believe this book was just sitting in new releases at my library when I thought there was a long line for it. Oh well, score for me😄😄😄!

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I guess it was my lucky day! So different than what I expected, but as a fan I love the continuation of this story.

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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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Ok now, I'm halfway through this book and I still don't know what happened at the freakin' barbecue!!! Ugh this is frustrating.

KCCOkatey Sounds like most of her books lol 3y
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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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I guess it was my lucky day at the library🤓🤓🤓. I loved What Alice Forgot and Big Little Lies, so I have high hopes for this book.

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Thanks for the laughs! She is literally writing my life.

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Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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Can't believe it took me a year to make it to Parnassus books! I found my new happy place😄. Couldn't leave without getting at least one brand spanking new book!

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Where are they, and are they hiring? 3y
WordWaller Wish I had this sign at my store!! I almost got to go there this summer but had to change trip plans last minute. SOMEDAY. 3y
Bandrea @BooksTeasAndBookishThings They are located in Nashville, TN and It would be a great place to work! 3y
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Bandrea @WordWaller it's definitely worth the trip. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I am hoping we get transferred to FT Campbell, I would definitely drive the 1 hour to work ;) 3y
Hooked_on_books That sign kicks booty! 3y
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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"'Good intention' is a hall pass through history, a sleeping pill that ensures the dream." Oh just some light reading before bed?.

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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I will seriously read anything she writes. Just beginning this one and I can already tell it's going to be great!

RealLifeReading Me too! I think I've read almost everything! 3y
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Smoke | Dan Vyleta
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Bedtime reading!!! So far this book has such an interesting premise. Can't wait to see where it goes.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I love Sunday mornings that begin with reading.

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The Turner House | Angela Flournoy
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Interesting enough to read at a water park! Loving this book.

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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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I just love this book! It could have been so intense but I really appreciate reading the mundane times between a hostage situation where the characters are really developed.