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BookishKateNYC

BookishKateNYC

Joined April 2016

I moved to New York because of Kathleen Kelly. I like art, whiskey, and black coffee that is smoldering hot. Oh, and books.
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Mandatory to read my first #murakami while in #japan for the first time.

tpixie Have an awesome trip! 🇯🇵 2y
BookishTrish I'm reading this now too! (But not in Japan) Have a fantastic trip! 2y
cariashley Ahh have an amazing trip, I LOVE Japan! Great book too ☺️ 2y
JessieReadsInBK 👌🏻 picture! Hope you guys are having the best time! 2y
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Problems | Jade Sharma
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Notafraidofwords Holy cow. So effin true 💅🏼 3y
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Levy's writing is detached in a way that makes this heartbreaking story palatable. There's no sense that you are meant to pity her. It's read more like an explanation. Or like she herself is trying to see and figure out what has happened to her. It's quite amazing, actually.

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I'm in a memoir state of mind.

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Rave rave RAVE review. Dark subject matter meets the most colorful writing. Rolling Stone called Cat Marnell "Hot Bukowski" and that sums it up perfectly. Just... So. Damn. Good!

mabell Love the photo! 3y
Audrey Which ice cream store has all these lovely treats? 3y
LauraTFrey Ooh man, the ice cream... so wrong but somehow so right! I loved this book too. 3y
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Light reading.

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Super Bowl Sunday, Italian style.

Audrey You need dueling cannolis to cap off the Italian super bowl. 3y
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Story of the Lost Child | Elena Ferrante
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Florence reading.

Sarah83 So pretty 😍 3y
Zelma Wow, beautiful! 💕 3y
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Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Breakfast of champions.

Amandajoy I see what you did there 😉 3y
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Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Good morning! Or at least as good as it can be when it is gross outside and all you want to do is sip hot coffee and binge read...

Wellreadtraveler This book was soooooo good. 3y
JazzFeathers I know the feeling ;) 3y
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The Futures | Anna Pitoniak
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Loving this book!

JessieReadsInBK Great cover! 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Smart and readable, THE MOTHERS is a novel that you feel emotionally attached to from the very first paragraph. Brit Bennett writes with such great confidence that it is shocking that this her debut.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett

Just started this for my book club and already taken by the writing. I was hesitant to read it because of all the hype and now I don't want it to end!

beagle.mama I'm just at about page 100 and really enjoying it too. Takes place only a short distance from me IRL, and where my BFF lives so that's been fun. 3y
JessieReadsInBK Laura discovered she knows one of Brit Bennett's good friends so we had her text him questions. All I remember is that she is not religious and has another book in the works. :) 3y
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The Sense of an Ending | Julian Barnes
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This is one of my favorite books of all time. Read it.

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I read this book during the days leading up to my 30th birthday and am not sure I would have the same response that I did if I had read it at a different moment it my life. It was one of those reading experiences when you sigh to yourself "Someone gets me" and you feel less alone as a result. Heti's "novel" is an acquired taste and I am glad I waited till I was older to read this one.

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The Sense of an Ending | Julian Barnes
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Pre-Inauguration reading

Tamra I added this to my TBR recently too. Looks good! 3y
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Snowy and cold outside and I'm taking SWIMMING LESSONS.

Lacythebookworm Teehee! Enjoy! 😊 3y
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Unlike anything I have ever read , THE VEGETARIAN is a searing novel that makes your skin crawl (in a good way). It is a difficult book to read but aren't those usually the best ones?

JulAnna It was a difficult book to read! I found it disturbing. 3y
RiotMom I'm really looking forward to getting into this one! 3y
Tamra I am anxious to read it! 3y
Aurora99 Hey Kate 3y
Wellreadtraveler Just ordered this! 3y
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New year, first read.

britt_brooke Nice photo. 📷👌🏻 3y
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"Because, here's the truth: life is a catastrophe."

Suet624 Gorgeous photo 3y
Audrey Did you see the exhibit when it was at the Met? It was a few years ago and I missed it. I couldn't get my timing down to NYC to coincide with it. 3y
BookishKateNYC @Audrey I did!!! It was amazing 3y
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell." #thebelljar

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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Holiday reading.

BookishTrish Me too! Me too! 3y
kdwinchester Heartbreaking 💔 3y
jcgoody And me too, ha... 3y
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"Thou doth protest too much"

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New life motto.

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Hump day reading.

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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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This book was strange, dark and delightful. It's an acquired taste, for sure, but anyone who likes quirky, unexpected books will enjoy this one.

MrBook Nice spread 😊 3y
Janitor One of my favorites! 'Summer house with swimming pool' is just as delightfully sick and twisted. 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders When I finished it my very first reaction was "Holy Shit!!!" And then I passed it off to my friend who had pretty much the same reaction. I still have to read his others that sit on my shelf! 3y
Zelma Love your table set-up! 👍 3y
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The only proof that I was at the National Book Awards after party.

JessieReadsInBK Cute top! See you very soon! 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Beach cover up

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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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Sometimes a good cover needs a good backdrop.

britt_brooke Gorgeous photo!! 📷👌🏻💕 3y
DebinHawaii Great shot! 👍😀 3y
JulAnna Listened to this on audio-it was great! 3y
BookishMarginalia Nice pic! 3y
Zelma Cool photo! 3y
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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Happy animals taste better

saresmoore This reminds me of an episode of Portlandia. 🐓 3y
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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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This is a hard book in some ways. Much more subtle than I thought it would be. But there's something about it that is gripping. It reminded me of a De Chirico painting. Quiet but full of suspense. https://www.wikiart.org/en/giorgio-de-chirico

KarenUK Loved this one... very page-turning! 3y
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"Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing." #hereforthebooks

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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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Love me some good foreshadowing

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"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame." #hereforthebooks #litsyriotlive

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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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In desperate need of an escape. #hereforthebooks

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The Red Car | Marcy Dermansky
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So many feelings in such a tiny book. Not one bit of me wanted it to end but the length was just what it needed to be; every sentence is more important when there are less of them. There was a hopeful melancholy mood to this book that felt strikingly real to me. I don't know if it is possible for anyone to not like this book.

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The Red Car | Marcy Dermansky
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I am so glad that I know how to make myself happy with museums and books and new places and coffeeshops and NYC and that being here, amongst my people, will be enough for me. #hereforthebooks

LauraBeth That's one of the most important things I've ever learned - find what makes you happy and then choose those things - especially in times of discontentment 😀❤️ 3y
BookishKateNYC @LauraBeth you are so right 3y
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The Red Car | Marcy Dermansky
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@mdermansky gets me.

mdermansky I always love that line. 3y
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Franny and Zooey | J.D. Salinger
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"I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I respect..."

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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#FBF to a very memorable read.

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On to the next one...

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The Fall Guy | James Lasdun
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You know that dropping feeling when you just finished a really great book and have to figure out what to read next? That was the state I was in when I started THE FALL GUY. And thankfully-- it was another solid book. It is a little too pleasurable to be considered "great" (I think "great" implies something important) but I couldn't put it down. Read it, just read it. It is really fun and I promise you'll be entertained.

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The Fall Guy | James Lasdun
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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I had been aching for a book that was plot driven with empathetic characters (aren't we all) and this hit the spot. I found it to be an engaging read that opened my eyes to a different side of New York that I see everyday but haven't taken the time to truly notice. I am so thankful for this book for making me see my city and country in a new way...

celtichik Which character has your heart more...Jende or Neni? 3y
BookishKateNYC @celtichik such a good question! And I am torn... which is why I think this is such a great book! I could identify with each character. What about you? 3y
celtichik I was really team Jende til that one particular page...such a great job of showing the male and female perspective of immigration. I think this should be freshman required reading. 3y
JessieReadsInBK Definitely adding this to my to-read list based on your review. I'm tired of NYC from the POV of a working Millennial novels. I've read at least 5 in the past 6 months or so! 3y
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Some morning rituals involve yoga and green juice. Mine includes reading and iced coffee.

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Color blocking

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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A (very) good morning.

katedensen ❤️ Think coffee. I used to live across the street from the one on Bowery. 3y
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The Past: A Novel | Tessa Hadley
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