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Vessel: A Novel | Lisa A. Nichols
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Mehso-so

A six-person mission to another galaxy returns home with a single survivor who doesn‘t remember what happened in this sci-fi tale. It was so engrossing I read it in a single day but I found a few of the interpersonal relationships implausible and for a moment thought the ending was a cliff-hanger.

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“On the day of my consult, I helped C. back the Ford our via hand gestures from the sidewalk. As I leaned against a parked car, hands up, two young men walked by. The attractive, curly-headed one turned his head as he passed. Yes, I thought, our eyes meeting, you may think I‘m hot, but I‘m also a rotting corpse. Sucks to be you, sir.”

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Got this from the library today and already halfway through - it‘s a succinct story of his young life as a trans man. (Though he‘s British and his casual references to education keep throwing me.)

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I love that though Brown told the whole story of the Donner party and their tragedy, he focused the lens through a single, specific woman. I had no idea the details of this tragedy and like so many, it happened because so many different choices were made. Also provides interesting (I swear!) cannibalism facts for parties.

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“The preservation of our liberties depends on an enlightened citizenry.”

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Went into this blind and was pleasantly surprised how much the story of a California family and their relation to their aging patriarch engaged my interest.

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A deft interweaving of history and science and the terrible impact of natural disasters on lives and psyches. I had heard great things but this definitely surpassed my expectations.

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Library book haul!

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I had less empathy for the dinosaur hunter at the center of this true story than the author but the informative dips into Mongolian politics, the history of fossils, and all the people interwoven into this international tale made the book well worth it.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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The idea of a male podcaster tracking a missing girl with a dead sister could go terribly wrong. But Ms. Summers handles every twist perfectly. My favorite ending of a novel this year.

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I honestly can‘t tell if I love this series because it‘s good or if it takes me back to my childhood excitement of new Poirot novels to read!

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“They couldn‘t grasp the concept of actually having enough control over their lives to prevent, or fight back against, misfortune...That quiet baby I was transporting—and who came to symbolize my entire caseload of children and adults—was placid, in other words, not out of contentment but out of despair.”

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Stopped by the library after the farmers market - fingers crossed I will actually finish these before fine time!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💞🌹🌷 1y
BestOfFates @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Why thanks you!❤️ 1y
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Really enjoying Nell Scovell‘s memoir so far.

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Twilight Children | Jamie Hernandez
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Last minute meeting reading goal, aka comic book time ❤️

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Before reading One Long Night I was totally ignorant of the history of concentration camps. It always throws me how many things we're introduced to as a then-this-happened/someone-had-this-idea twist in school but when studying it's always a progression by different people in different places. Anyway, this book is amazing and I think I cried three times but I still highly recommend.

Cinfhen This sounds brutal 💔 2y
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Library book haul❤️🎉📚

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1984 | George Orwell
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Terrible at actually reading books, okay at listening to others talk about books!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Just got Rich People Problems from the library, so rereading Crazy Rich Asians to remind myself who's who!

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I started this book because I love female memoirs, though I've never seen a wrestling match or heard of AJ Lee. And I'm glad I did, as I found a thoughtful reflection on poverty, mental illness, and the struggles of changing a male-dominated industry.

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Starting Into the Water and taking everyone's advice to keep track of the characters!

Ms_T I've seen this a lot. Great idea! 2y
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Yay! Now just to finish all the library books I already have out!

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The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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My library just got this on audio and I'd heard such amazing things I tried to listen but I just can't get engaged. Will put on wishlist and check out some other time :/

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Automobile Club of Egypt | Alaa Al Aswany
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My used book store #bookhaul ❤️ (I clearly have a problem)

Soubhiville Interesting that they are mostly black or red... 2y
DivineDiana @Soubhiville Thinking the same thing! 2y
DivineDiana You are not alone! 😬 2y
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LeahBergen Wow!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
LiteraryinLititz The Likeness was creepy and good! 2y
BestOfFates @Soubhiville @DivineDiana I hadn't noticed - maybe I'm having a subliminally black & red day! 2y
Suet624 Look at all that goodness! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Petsitting for my dad in Virginia so spending some time at my favorite used book store!

MyBookLife Looks like heaven 😍😍 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
Laalaleighh Where in va is this? 2y
Aimeesue What‘s the name? I‘ll definitely hit it up next time I‘m out that way! 1y
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Enjoyed this short story prequel in the Star-Touched Queen universe & I'm excited to read A Crown of Wishes next!

Lindseyastin I need to read Star Touched Queen! 2y
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I struggled to get through parts of Kym's tale - I have no knowledge of or particular interest in classical music - but I ended up emotionally enthralled with Gone. I loved the glimpse into her family's start in Korea and the struggle with their immigration to the U.K. And I totally ended up crying over a violin.

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I didn't know anything about Min Kym before picking up Gone but am really enjoying the glimpses of her family's life in Korea.

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Reading Kym's Gone and the accompanying album is available on Spotify!

Lindseyastin I didn't get to finish this before it went back to the library and I'm very sad 😭 2y
BestOfFates @Lindseyastin It ends for me today, hence the frantic read! 2y
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Royce Rolls | Margaret Stohl
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Bentley Royce is the youngest cast member on her family's reality show, Rolling With The Royces. (The rest of the cast being her mother, Mercedes; her sister, Porsche; and her brother, Maybach.) This satire is as all-in as it sounds and as someone who might have watched more than her share of VH1 in college, I enjoyed it!

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Starting Every Body Yoga - and excited to find it has tons of writing about the history of yoga and spiritual significance and not just visual guides to positions!

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Woot! Really glad I participated in the #tbrreadathon. Now if I just did that for every day in a few years I'd be caught up!

Well-ReadNeck 🙌🏻🎉 2y
Reviewsbylola Amazing job! 2y
Tera0707 Wow! 👏🏻 I envy you! Awesome job 2y
BestOfFates @Well-ReadNeck @Reviewsbylola @Tera0707 Thanks! It helped I did it with a friend so when I normally would have been like, time for something else! I instead just tried a new book! 2y
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A beautiful graphic novel about summer camp and the stirrings of first love. #queerbooks #ownvoices

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Trying to sneak one more book in before the end of the #tbrreadathon! #queerlitsy #ownvoices

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Loved this collection - especially the pieces by Malinda Ali, Suzannah Weiss, Alida Nugent, Courtney Summers, Rafe Posey, Mia & Michaela DePrince, Zariya Allen, Mikki Kendall, Sarah McCarry, Wendy Xu, & Wendy Davis! #tbrreadathon

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Obviously need to track down & read all of these! (Black Girl in Paris; The Elementals; Girl Walking Backwards; The Saskiad; Uses for Boys) #tbrreadathon

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"When I chose to love my body, to look at it with compassion and remember all the awesome things it can do, I am rebelling against a system that wants to keep me down." #tbrreadathon

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"In any narrative about the way feminism truly functions, you should expect to see people with different needs working toward different goals." #tbrreadathon

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And now for some feminism ❤️ #tbrreadathon

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Hyman clearly conveys the heart of Jackson's story and I love his art style. (4th book down for #tbrreadathon)

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The artist is doing such a great job of creating the same suspense and dread of the short story. #tbrreadathon

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Next up for the #tbrreadathon is the graphic novel adaptation of The Lottery!

kalinichta Beautiful art. 2y
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Walking Buckley & @Lindseyastin is reading short stories to me so we don't miss out on any of the #tbrreadathon ❤️

BarbaraTheBibliophage What a great friend - good photo also! 2y
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An amazing introduction to Phillis Wheatley, the first English-language published black poet, and her influence in life and after. #tbrreadathon

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"Moreover, Jefferson's comments about the role of literature in any meaningful assessment of the African-American's civil rights became the strongest motivation for blacks to create a body of literature that would implicitly prove Jefferson wrong. This is Wheatley's, and Jefferson's, curious legacy in American literature." #tbrreadathon

Leelee.reads Let us know how you end up liking this book! So far it seems interesting. 2y
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Next up for #tbrreadathon - The Trials of Phillis Wheatley! I've long felt guilt over my inability to love Wheatley's poetry, so attempt to make up for it by learning as much as I can about her story.

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Soft Magic. | Upile Chisala
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Chisala writes about love and family and blackness with strength & kindness & breadth. #tbrreadathon

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Soft Magic. | Upile Chisala
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