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CandiReadsBooks

CandiReadsBooks

Joined March 2019

Blogger | Capricorn –– January 7th ♑️ | iPhoneographer | Mother | 📍PHL | Reader | Registered Nurse
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A Nearly Normal Family is a fast paced legal thriller that seems slow paced. It‘s told through multiple viewpoints of a married couple with a seemingly rebellious teenager who finds herself in serious trouble. A man has been murdered. Did Stella really do it or did someone else commit this heinous crime. Lying, committing obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence. The ending was absolutely mind blowing.

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Imagine meeting someone who could be the love of your life on the worst day of your life? Would you bother to get to know them? Natasha and Daniel have to navigate this precarious situation in this young romance novel. A whirlwind one-day romance that you hope will make it to the next day. I was devastated at the ending.

SW-T I was shook at the ending too. Glad I read the epilogue. 😅 3w
CandiReadsBooks @SW-T Same here! I‘m wondering how the story will play out in the movie though! 3w
SW-T @CandiReadsBooks Curious minds want to know! 😂 3w
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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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We all have that one friend that constantly competes with us, wants all of the attention and thinks they‘re doing you a favor by being friends. Stella is that person. The novel was an interesting take on the interdependence of friendship, especially when one friend starts irritating the other as in Violet‘s case. All she wanted was something of her own and to step out of Stella‘s shadow

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Little & Lion | Brandy Colbert
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Little & Lion is an uplifting novel on teenagers dealing with sexuality and mental health. Little has to navigate through her sexuality and Lion has to navigate through his mental health issues. These are tough issues to deal with as a teenager, but the novel gets it right without feeling gimmicky.

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I watched the movie before I read the book, yet Everything Everything was beautifully written. Examining the dynamics between Madeline and her mother made me think of Munchausen‘s Syndrome. It was amazing to read as Madeline and Olly‘s relationship changed from strangers to being in love. What would you do for love if you could be affected by the outside world. I was happy that Madeline separated from her mother and explored all she missed.

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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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The Hate U Give was an excellent read. I was on an emotional rollercoaster throughout the book. This book is a mirror to what‘s going on in America. Police brutality against black|brown people without justice being served. I‘m glad Starr spoke up and told the truth about not just Khalil, but the events of his death. It also shows that code switching is exhausting for black people. I‘m glad Starr was able to be her authentic self by the book‘s end.

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Monday's Not Coming | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Claudia returns from summer vacation to find her friend, Monday, missing and no one can remember the last time they saw her. She experiences the dramatic breakdown of her life. She intensely searches for her friend, despite nonchalant attitudes about her disappearance. I couldn‘t put it down, the suspense kept me on the edge and took me through so many emotions. The events of the novel are heartbreaking, yet the ending is definitely mind–blowing.

SW-T That ending was a surprise for sure! 1mo
CandiReadsBooks @SW-T It sure was!! I just about hollered when I got to it! I‘m so glad I was alone. Mind–blowing 🤯 1mo
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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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Speak No Evil is a phenomenal story that touches on class, race, religion and sex. It would seem that Niru is your perfect child — excelling in school, sports and even earned acceptance to Harvard. Niru‘s stressors increase as he deals with the aftermath of his father‘s anger at the discovery that he is gay. The novel is heartbreaking and the ending left me blown away and speechless.

PS. Fuck Meredith for reals. #FuckMeredithWithAHugeBlackDildo

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This book is actually an anthology of Black Women Authors telling what led them to become authors|writers. Their stories resonated within me as a reader! I‘m so happy they found their voices so I could find myself within the pages of any genre of writing. I also love the recommended list of books.

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📚 I definitely have my work cut out for me this month!! NINE books to be read. My Barnes & Noble membership is coming in handy now. | BTW: I just finished Imbolo Mbue‘s “Behold the Dreamers”

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Behold the Dreamers shares an interesting take on the immigrant experience. I envision that most immigrant stories begin similar to this. It was truly fascinating to see the Jongas story unfold from which Jende was desperate to stay and do everything to stay in America before leaving defeatedly back to his home of Limbe, Cameroon. Sometimes home is better and you need frustrating situations to prove it you.

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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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I struggled to read this book. It was slow for me and I contemplated giving up and not finishing it. I heard such good things about the author and her writing, but this book didn‘t flesh out really well. It kept jumping from past to present. I felt like Zadie was trying to tell too many stories at once. I think the focus should have been on the unnamed main character and her friend Tracey. This book was disappointing and so was the ending.

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Adding to my library feels so exhilarating! These are the few books I found while combing through Barnes & Nobles. Coincidentally (excluding the Dream Journal) all African American women authors. Can‘t wait to dive into these novels

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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OMG this novel was amazingly well written!! I couldn‘t stop reading it once I started. Nadia‘s story just leapt off the pages and into my mind. Always searching for something but never quite finding it. The heartbreak of the loss of what you think is your first love. The intertwining of everyone‘s lives via the church

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Miracle Creek was an emotional roller coaster of a novel. I told myself the prosecutor would figure out the true perpetrators of the explosion. The novel is very telling in which there‘s anything a parent would do for their child. Parents of autistic children searching for cures to make their children‘s lives better and more endurable. The Yoos for moving to America to enrich the life of their daughter only to realize she loved life back in Seoul.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Wow … just wow!! An American Marriage is deeply woven tale of a marriage and all who are participants of it when it‘s torn apart by a devastating injustice. Will you make it through to the other side? Can your marriage be salvaged? What happens when you no longer connect to one another like you once did? How do you move forward and in the right direction. Truly riveting reading material. Job well done by Tayari Jones

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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So… I just finished reading Queenie and I absolutely loved it!The writing kept me hooked from the first sentence. I saw a lot of myself in Queenie (excluding the casual sex). Sometimes I feel fucked up like Queenie did. We‘re all looking for the same things. Emotional, Mental, Physical and Psychological stability with a little bit (or a lot) of love mixed in

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