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Churchlady

Joined May 2016

Real Housewives tagline: you may think you‘re great at reading, but I‘m a professional.
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Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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This book!! I wasn‘t prepared for this book! So funny and so difficult! Tiffany is an inspiration.

tpixie Saw her on SNL. She is so funny! 14mo
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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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In this harrowing and heartbreaking story we follow Poornima and Savitha, two best friends who separate after a horrific tragedy. Sadly, it‘s only the beginning of their difficult journeys. If you loved A Thousand Splendid Suns, you‘ll enjoy this story too.

Jess7 Nice review! I have a galley of this I need to read! 1y
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Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Excited to start my first ARC! Thanks, #netgalley!!

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Super into this one. Does John Boyne‘s writing remind anyone else of John Irving? Love me some Irving!

sprainedbrain Yes! I read it earlier this year and it really put me in mind of Owen Meany, although the stories are not similar at all. 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 1y
Churchlady @sprainedbrain couldn‘t agree more! I LOVED Owen Meany. I‘m not sure what it is that reminds me of Irving, but I like it! 1y
sprainedbrain @Churchlady I loved them both. Incredible books! ❤️ 1y
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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What a great story. Attica deserves the Edgar Award and I really hope this isn‘t the last we hear of Darren. This was a page turner for sure, which I highly recommend. I love Attica‘s voice and can‘t wait to read more of her work.

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Dear Sarah Andersen, can we be friends? Thanks. Bye.

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When Kindle ads are creepy accurate.

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Really enjoyed this one thanks to @Liberty. I love a true to life story and this felt so real. I will miss these girls and enjoyed the time I had with them.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Really excited to start this!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Man, is this brutal.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Brutal in the content or brutal in its writing? This is what we‘re reading for our book club. 1y
Churchlady @Penny_LiteraryHoarders content for sure. She had an incredibly difficult upbringing. 1y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Churchlady ok. Thanks! We‘re looking for a good meaty book - we all loved The Glass Castle so thinking this could be similar. 1y
Churchlady @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I LOVED the Glass Castle and there are definite similarities. This is a tougher read for me for sure. 1y
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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I genuinely look forward to the first of the month!#botm #bookmail #allthebooks

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George | Alex Gino
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I‘m so glad this book exists.

Bibliogeekery Me too! 2y
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Vacation reading is the best

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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1) You‘ll Grow Out of It.
2) Exit West
3) John Lewis‘s March series
4) Mohsin Hamid

#LitsyQuestions @GypsyKat

GypsyKat I need to listen to that! 2y
cocomass Exit West 🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Knocking out one of many BOTM TBRs this holiday season. #2018goals

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Has anyone read this one? I‘m excited to start!

suvata I read it and liked it a lot. 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Kid nap time is the best time to read (and also nap)

UrsulaMonarch So very very true! 2y
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It‘s the first of the month #BOTM #bookmail

Reviewsbylola Great choices!! 2y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Reviewsbylola Pachinko is fantastic. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I love that paperback cover for Pachinko! Gorgeous! 2y
CoffeeBooksRepeat These two are one of my favorites! 2y
Tav Ooh signed copy of 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Only a few pages in and it‘s already grabbed me! Ready to see why everyone is raving about this book.

Lola One of the first books I read in 2017 and it remains one of my favorites. Enjoy! 2y
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This aptly titled book is proof positive that sexism is pervasive today. I appreciate Katy‘s account, but it‘s all so hard to stomach. Does anyone else see the irony of our next Presidential election taking place in the year 2020?

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Help!! I finished and have so many questions!! What are your theories on the ending?!?!

Tcip Alright so here it is. Majorie was raped by dad and this was her revenge because mom knew. 2y
Churchlady @Tcip oh wow. It really was ambiguous, wasn‘t it? I was convinced Marjorie was a personality of Merry‘s because of so many clues about them being the same person, but I don‘t think that‘s accurate. 2y
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Nothing like a spooky book in October 👻☠️🎃🤐

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Thanks to all the Littens and BOTM clubbers who recommended this book. Not sure I would have picked it up otherwise.

Reagan-reads I just got this from the library. Agree, the good reviews swayed me. 2y
JenFowler Me too! I'm having a hard time keeping away from it. 2y
Churchlady @JenFowler give in! It‘s worth a read. 2y
JenFowler @Churchlady I did! So good! 2y
Churchlady @JenFowler oh! Haha. Glad you enjoyed it too!!! 2y
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My first Book of the Month selection and I'm really enjoying it! It certainly doesn't hurt that I live in Northeast Ohio too!

LitLogophile Heck yes! I just moved out of Shaker :) 2y
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Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel | Tom Perrotta
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I've been a reading fool lately! Between being 2 books behind schedule on my Goodreads challenge and all the library holds coming at once, I'm bound and determined to make my goal! #forgetPSL #gimmesaltedcaramelmochas #andallthebooks

Churchlady So I'm 80% in and having issues with this book. Anyone feel the same? Even though he seems to say the right things, Perrotta writing from a trans perspective makes me uncomfortable. Even the women's perspectives seem off. But maybe that's just me being hard on him? There have been some ridiculous parts too that make me 🙄. With that said, this is a pretty quick read, but it's not my favorite work of his. 2y
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Escaping reality and traveling back to a better time #yeswecan

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I have all the thoughts on this one. Really good and I love listening to Roxane reading her story. When she talked about boundaries 👏👏. #yasqueen

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Swoon. I'm rooting for Saina and Leo and loving The Wangs vs. the World. So much so that I'm up reading at 2:45am.

shawnmooney This one is on my pile (thanks the luscious and big hearted @Cinfhen ) and I can't wait to read it! 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉I'm hoping the love affair between you & the book remain....we'll be fine 4Ever 2y
E-book You were up until 2:45?!?!? 2y
Churchlady @e-book no way. I would have slept at least 5 hours and just so happened to have woken up and couldn‘t get back to bed. 2y
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This memoir is blunt, candid, and not for the faint of heart. Life is so difficult.

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In desperate need of a good book. Here's hoping this one does the trick!

tpixie Love your motto! I just scrolled through all of my followers and discovered you were the first person to follow me! 2y
Churchlady @tpixie no way! That's awesome!! Isn't Litsy the best?! 2y
tpixie @Churchlady yes! I love it 😍 2y
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Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I ❤️ CLE. Paper Girls is quite an adventure, but it's not my thing.

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Library haul! 📚📚📚

britt_brooke Nice! 2y
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Excited to give this a listen!

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First adult (the implication makes me giggle 🤔🐥🐝 😂) coloring book. Any coloring tool recommendations for this newbie? Also, time to download an audiobook.

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Say Hello! | Rachel Isadora
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1) Ohio
2) March by John Lewis
3) Pachinko
4) Where the Red Fern Grows
5) Of Mice and Men
6) Mrs. Fletcher

#letstalkaboutbooksbaby

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Spoonbenders: A novel | Daryl Gregory
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You guys! Just started this and it's soooo good. Not something I'd normally pick, so thanks to all the Littens that raved about it!!

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A little reading while everyone naps. Did this book make anyone else a little uncomfortable?

TrishB I've never tried it as the blurb makes me feel uncomfortable! 2y
Churchlady @TrishB I usually avoid blurbs because they can give so much away. I would have benefited reading this blurb. The author is doing a good job walking a fine line but 😬 2y
TrishB There have been lots of really positive reviews about it! 2y
Churchlady @TrishB the positive reviews are making me stick with it to the end 2y
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My all over the map library haul. What to read first?! #allthebooks

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Help: A One-act Play | David G. Grote
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Looking for a great book. What are your favorites ever?!

Maike Well, definitely 2y
Churchlady @Maike thank you!! 2y
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Churchlady @Lacythebookworm that's a good one! Thank you! 2y
sprainedbrain The Song of Achilles or The Shadow of the Wind. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
DivineDiana You might like the one I just finished 2y
Churchlady @DivineDiana thanks! I read it a few years back. The imagery was my favorite part. 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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What an important read. Can't wait to read this with my daughter some day. And if I had a son, I'd read it with him as well. #requiredreading #ilovebackman

peaknit Agreed, so important. I started this with no idea, so glad I read it. 2y
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Listening to Chapter 11 and I can't believe this was written before the election. #nailingit #notnormal

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March: Book One | Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, John Lewis
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There is a good reason why this is at 100%. So, so great. Books are the best.

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Quick read that should hold me over until Bear Town comes out. I prefer Backman in long form over the novella, mostly because he has time to develop his rich characters and story arc. Nevertheless, this was a good story with all the charm and feels I've come to expect from Backman.

tpixie I've got to read this book! My book clubs are pushing it back tho! 3y
Reviewsbylola I've never read any Backman. In fact I literally just added him to my list of books I need to buy Friday. I'm not sure which one to start with though. 3y
Churchlady @Reviewsbylola omg I have every confidence that you will enjoy his books. I'd strongly recommend reading them in the order they came out. 3y
Churchlady @Reviewsbylola or at the very least read My Grandmother Asked Me... before Britt-Marie because some of the characters overlap. 3y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Happy Valentine's Day to me. #treatyoself #bookmail

peaknit I'm so curious to hear what you think. 3y
Churchlady @peaknit thanks! I hope it lives up to the hype! 3y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Entertaining, but ridiculously predictable. Looking forward to the HBO series.

ruthemmielang Yeah I saw the end from a mile away but it was still a fun read. Just started the HBO series 😊 2y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Up next.

E-book 🎉🎉 3y
Churchlady @e-book did you start? 3y
E-book Sure did! Easy read so far! 3y
Churchlady @e-book I looked up the cast list so I can imagine the actors 😂 3y
E-book Good thinking!!! 3y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Reading buddy.

britt_brooke Oh, what a cutie! 💚💚💚 3y
Churchlady @britt_brooke thank you! She's a sweetie. 3y
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