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BethR91

BethR91

Joined June 2019

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If Only I Could Tell You | Hannah Beckerman
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I found this book difficult to read in some places as sometimes it felt like it was about myself - I could see myself in all the characters, the good and the bad. I sometimes found myself thinking about my own relationship with my mum and this, although uncomfortable for me in places, is what made this book special

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I read this book in one sitting and really enjoyed it. I could feel the connection between the two main characters coming off the pages and would be equal parts sympathetic and frustrated with them!

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing | Madeleine Thien
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A beautiful story spanning several generations. The first 50 or so pages were a little difficult but I am so glad I persevered. The history of China is a difficult one and it is through stories such at this that we remember what the people of China have been through

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing | Madeleine Thien
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A beautiful story spanning several generations. The first 50 or so pages were a little difficult but I am so glad I persevered. The history of China is a difficult one and it is through stories such at this that we remember what the people of China have been through

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The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel | Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
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What a beautiful story – two stories, actually! The imagery it provokes made me feel like I was right there with them. It also opened my eyes as I had to keep reminding myself that one half of this book was set in 2011, you could easily fool yourself into thinking this stuff was happening 20–30 years ago. The sad thing is it still happens today, but books like this keep the beauty of those places alive.

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The Good Doctor of Warsaw | Elisabeth Gifford
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I read this book a while ago but even typing the name into the search bar just now brought back all the feelings I experienced during the book. I cried on and off for days after reading this book. Janusz Korczak is a name that will stay with me forever, and I hope that one day I can achieve even a fraction of what he did in his life.

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A beautiful story of hope and love. One I will not forget

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The Zookeeper's Wife | Diane Ackerman
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Having seen the film and recently read several books based in Warsaw during WW2 I thought this was an obvious next choice. I really struggled to get into it and could not engage with the characters. Sadly, I gave up and will probably not be revisiting

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Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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I got sucked into the lives of this family and even find myself now imagining what they might be doing!

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Read this book in one sitting. What a heartwarming, lovely story. This will stay with me for a while

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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One of my favourite books I read it at least once a year. The ending gets me every time

ImperfectCJ I've read---and loved---other books by Ishiguro, but I haven't picked this one up yet. I need to bump it up higher on my TBR! 2mo
KarenUK One of my favorites too.... just so beautiful... 😢💕 2mo
BethR91 @ImperfectCJ you won‘t regret it! 2mo
BethR91 @KarenUK agree! I still think about all the characters! 2mo
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Cried like a baby at the end of the book. I felt so much on behalf of both the main characters it felt like I was there in their relationship

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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This is one of the few books that I finished and then immediately started again. I felt so attached to the characters, I was sad to finish the book and leave them in there