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Joined September 2016

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Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Drown by Junot Daz
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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How have I not read this before today? Omg. Amazing. Love love love. #favoritebook

Leniverse And now read the two volume graphic novel version! 😁 2y
julesG @Leniverse And then the audiobook, read by Neil Gaiman himself. 2y
Laura317 I second @julesG - that Audible version is amazing! 2y
Leniverse @julesG @Laura317 And we need a movie, right? All of Neil Gaiman's work should come in the holy trinity of graphic novel, book (audio narrated by Neil himself), and film/TV-adaptation! 2y
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After You: A Novel | Jojo Moyes
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Vacation reading - need to finish as today is our last day of vacation!!!

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Although I feel like I've read a ton of books about the holocaust, I didn't know the story about the Rabbits. I love when I read a beautiful book and learn so much at the same time.

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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I really wanted to love this book - and certain parts were wonderful - but it just didn't do it for me. I give it ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2.

AmyG I am almost done reading this. I, too, wanted to love it. And yes, parts were beautiful....but as a whole...just didn't thrill me. 2y
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Mr. Splitfoot | Samantha Hunt
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Just started this... so far so good...

Laura317 I love that green font on the cover. 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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From my #summersantagoespostal!!! What an amazing book. So on point with everything going on nowadays in race relations / police brutality. Told from the point of view of a teenager caught between two worlds.

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The Impossible Fortress | Jason Rekulak
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I'm loving the trip back to the 80s in this wonderful book. Why was Vanna White such a big deal back then???

slategreyskies Is that an 80s photo of her? I remember her with very long hair. Maybe I'm remembering wrong... 2y
drokka I think she was a big deal because she was a symbol for feminists and anti-feminists. She had a a job, stood her own, (in the 90s she won some lawsuits), and I believe was paid a fab wage. On the other hand, she was dolled up, turned letters and didn't speak. Plus, for a while, I think she was a guest star on a lot of shows. Ultimately, I feel she weathered the blah blah blah about herself quite well. 2y
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I've been waiting not so patiently for this book to come out and then for the audiobook to become available from the NYPL. Finally!!! I'm so psyched!!!

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@kiminreverse You may have been a little late -- but you were well worth it. I haven't read any of these books and am so excited about them!!! I loved The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and so am so excited to read another Junot Diaz book. Thank you for making my day!!!
@BookishMarginalia #summersantagoespostal

TheLibrarian The Hate U Give is really good! 2y
Lacythebookworm A House in the Sky is amazing! It's one of the rare books that I stayed up late to finish reading! 2y
Eliza-beta @TheLibrarian @Lacythebookworm That's awesome - now I'm even more psyched! 2y
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Wife This is really a great read! 2y
JacqMac A House in the Sky is so good. Sad, but a great read. 2y
kiminreverse I'm glad you liked it! Which one are you going to read first? 2y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Erinreadsthebooks A House in the Sky is excellent, and I also really enjoyed The Hate U Give. Great books! 2y
Eliza-beta @kiminreverse I have no idea!! All of your picks are getting such ringing endorsements by all the Littens!! 2y
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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I had a hard time getting into this book - but once I did, I really enjoyed it. This is my second book in the Dublin Murder Squad series and I'm not sure how I feel about the series. I enjoy the books and storyline - but there is something (which I can't put my finger on) that I feel pretty neutral about. In other words, I will definitely read the next book in the series - but would I proactively recommend these books - I don't know.

mjdowens This too seems to be my problem with this series. I have tried three of them and cannot seem to past the first few chapters. They are not bad stories, my mind just kind of goes meh. 2y
Christy2318 I like this series but I think The Likeness is the weakest book in the series. Book Three was probably my favorite. 2y
Eliza-beta @Christy2318 good to hear - thanks! 2y
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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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While traveling in Spain, you have to listen to an audiobook that takes place there!!! Having the best time - my favorite place to visit.

TrishB Lovely 💗 3y
tjwill Wow, beautiful! While I read Carlos Ruiz Zafon's books, I had such an overwhelming urge to visit Barcelona! I still haven't, but it's on my bucket list! 3y
Louise Oh, how perfect! CRZ is such a marvelous writer! 3y
minkyb Beautiful! 3y
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The Invention of Wings | Sue Monk Kidd
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I really enjoyed this book. I thought the story and character development were wonderful and the story itself super powerful. 4 1/2 stars.

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The Invention of Wings | Sue Monk Kidd
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What did I do before I found audiobooks?!?!? 📚 👂 📚 👂

avgeyer Loved loved loved this book! 3y
EllieDottie I love audiobooks!! 3y
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#summersantagoespostal package all ready to go for some litten!! It may have been more fun putting it together than it will be in receiving mine!!
#SummerSolsticeBookExchange

Megabooks Lovely! 3y
Bostonmomx2 I have that same bookmark. I think. Somewhere. 😁😁 3y
TrishB Lovely 💝 3y
CoffeeBooksRepeat Awesome! 3y
BookishJess @Bostonmomx2 I do too 😊 3y
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Before I Go to Sleep | S. J. Watson
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No better Saturday afternoon pastime...

christineandbooks Looks a lot like my view... Book on lap, sleeping pet nearby. 😊 3y
MyNamesParadise LOVED this book! And his second book is really good too! Ignore the bad reviews of it! 3y
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I'm about 1/2 way through the audiobook. One thing that strikes me -- this is really written as a love story of NYC. And as a born and bread New Yorker, I can't get enough of it -- I just love love love listening to it (i never want it to end). ❤❤❤❤❤

minkyb Agree! 3y
cariashley That was what I loved about this one too! 3y
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Loved this book. I knew I would - it's been on my TBR list forever. But I was saving it and so didn't want to read it!!! Finally did!! ❤️ ❤️

tjwill Im listening to it now. It went on my TBR after I saw a great review for it by Maggie Stiefvater. 3y
L_auren 💕💕💕💕💕 3y
Kryckett I found this book to be super disappointing. It keeps getting raves on Litsy though, so maybe it is just me! 3y
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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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Only 7 days to listen to this audiobook before it goes back to the library on overdrive. I'm loving it already so I don't think this is going to be an issue at all!!!

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#litsyreadingchallenge
With girls in the title - The Girls
Written by a woman of color - The Mothers
Set in Africa - Homegoing
Published 10 years ago - In The Woods (Dublin Murder Squad Series)
More than 400 pages - American Gods
From the Rory Gilmore book list - 1984
Takes place over 150 years ago - Little Women / Little Men
Freezer-worthy horror - The Grownup (it's the closest I'm going to get!!)

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I read Little Women a bunch of time growing up -- and never knew there were two other books in the series! Little Men was great.

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Up next... The Nest. I love audiobooks! ❤️

Crinoline_Laphroaig "Audio Books! Right now I'm listening to _______. " My answer when Muggles say they have no time to read. Right now it's 3y
mom2bugnbee I really liked this book! Made me feel better about the lack of dysfunction in my family! 😉 3y
Eliza-beta @missnavigation I love it!!! 3y
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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A little #audiobook while riding the subway... always a great way to go.

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Half Broke Horses | Fat?j Derim
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Book haul - for $1 each how can I resist catching up on books I've never read

DarcysMom Excellent! You exerted tremendous self control. I would have staggered away under the weight of all the books. 3y
Notafraidofwords I love Walls! 3y
Texreader Nice haul!! 3y
minkyb Practically free! 3y
Eliza-beta @minkyb @DarcysMom I left at least 3 other books there!!! And now I want to go back to my bookshelves to see if I need to re-purchase any of my favorite books (also $1) (bc I lent them out!!!) 3y
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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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The audiobook hooked me on the first sentence. Boy am I excited for this!

AmyG I loved this audiobook. I can't wait to watch this. 3y
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Such a great, thrilling, whodunnit type thriller. I listened to it on audiobook (great way to experience it) -- and could not stop listening all day so that I could find out what happened. I highly recommend!!!

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It's so hard to catch it at the 5k mark. Thanks Littens!

Jas16 Yay!!! 🍾🙌🏽📚 3y
BekahB Congrats!! 🎉🎉 3y
suvata Hooray!!!! 👍 3y
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RiotMom Congratulations! 🙌🏼❤🙌🏼 3y
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Books_Wine_Repeat Woot! 🎉🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 3y
Robothugs Congrats!! 😄🎉🎊 3y
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CrowCAH Yay congrats! 🎉👏🏻 3y
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MyNamesParadise Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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The right way to start the day... at Midway Cafe in the Florida Keys!

Robothugs ❤️❤️❤️❤️ One of the first times I ordered from a Starbucks in a B&N I said, "whatever is a medium" ?. I was already confusing myself by the choices! 3y
Reviewsbylola Lmao. Grande is so ingrained into my vernacular that I would probably try to order it anyway. 😂 3y
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Mariposa_Bookworm Venti white mocha is my drug of choice. ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ 3y
bates_barb There are several different coffee shops near me that have so many different nomenclatures and criteria for sizes (e.g. a small in one place is 8oz, and in another it's 12 oz) that I just wind up ordering everywhere by volume. 3y
bates_barb I've also learned that I need to tailor drink names to which shop I'm in. The old Italian guy down the street will give me a cup of steamed milk if I order a 'latte' instead of a 'cafe latte', but other places just get confused and screw things up if I don't shorten it to 'latte'. I've gotten a bunch of caramel lattes because baristas just hear a word beginning with 'c' before the word 'latte' and go with the most common possibility. 3y
Readingrobin Ordering coffee via the Dunkin' Donuts app has made life easier! 3y
Lmstraubie That is GREAT! 3y
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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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Taking a break from the book and sun...

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Great book - and great price on Kindle store through 2/28.

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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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Beginning my vacation with a new book...

LeeRHarry That's a great choice ! 😊 3y
KVanRead Heaven 😊 3y
minkyb Happy vacation! 3y
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Next audiobook -- here I come!

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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When I finished the book, I was not sure whether to recommend it - but there was something very compelling about it. I think it is the subject matter and the character development. You get pulled into the book from the beginning when you find out the protagonist was involved with a Manson-like cult as a teenager. That together with the protagonist's relationship with the woman leader in the cult intrigued me. I would probably give it ⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️1/2

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A Wild Swan: And Other Tales | Michael Cunningham
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I just started this. Super clever so far!

CrowCAH Quite the script! 3y
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1984 | George Orwell
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Wow. I never read this in high school. So glad I read it now. Such important things to think about this day and age.

Leelee.reads I think this book is so relevant now, but am also struck by Orwell's Brave New World and themes of being so over saturated with irrelevant news that the masses ignore the important news. They both frighten me. 3y
Eliza-beta @Leelee.reads agreed. 3y
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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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The best thing about packing for vacation -- is choosing which books to bring to read!
I've settled on bringing White Teeth in hard copy (been on my TBR list for a long time!). And then a whole bunch of options on kindle -- Truly Madly, Deeply; A Tale of Love and Darkness; Underground Railroad; A Gentleman in Moscow!

Laura317 Great choices! 3y
cariashley Wow great list! 3y
Cinfhen Enjoy your trip 😊 3y
Eliza-beta @cariashley @Laura317 @Cinfhen Thanks 🙏 ☀️ 😜 3y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Just starting this. It's been on my TBR list for a while. I see it has mixed reviews on Litsy. I'll let you know what I think.

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Summer Before the War | Helen Simonson
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One of the best things about an audiobook -- I get to play games at the same time!!
I really enjoyed this book.

Suet624 😂😂😂 love that you can do both. 3y
Aseleener I have a favorite game for that purpose too. 😊 Mine's Bubble Wars. 3y
Kangaj1 I do kindle puzzles or play Vegas Solitare, Phase 10, or Ticket to Ride on my kindle when I listen in bed. 😀 3y
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I put this book down for a while (didn't want to schlepp around a big hard cover book). Just picked it up again on audiobook.

Leelee08 This is one of my favorites!! 3y
anwade88 I put this in hold at my library and after waiting six months I ended up being out of town when it came up 😭 3y
Eliza-beta @anwade88 isn't that always the story?!?! 3y
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It was just ok. Maybe because I had such high expectations. Especially after Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's books.

heidisreads I agree. A little too much raunch for me 3y
irre I felt the same way. 3y
MyNamesParadise I'm loving it! Im listening to it on audiobook. I haven't listened to Tina Fey's or Amy Poehler's though. 3y
Eliza-beta @MyNamesParadise A lot of people loved it - which is another reason I had such high expectations, I guess 3y
MyNamesParadise @Eliza-beta ive found that listening to memoirs while driving is a great way to experience them. But I also appreciate crude humor and I know that's not everyone's things. Have you tried Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern? I found that one to be hilarious!!! 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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My January. Really good for me!! #litsyreadingchallenge
Written by a woman of color - The Mothers
Set in Africa - Homegoing
Takes place over 150 years ago - Little Women
Freezer-worthy horror - The Grownup (it's the closest I'm going to get!!)

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Ha!

Jas16 🍻🍷🍸cheers!🍺🍾🥃 3y
Coleen Omg...I love this! 3y
Christine 😂❤ 3y
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Bette 😆😂 punctuation matters! 😂👍 3y
Alfoster 😂😂😂👏👏👏 3y
vivastory 👏 👍 🍷 🍻 3y
Cinfhen Hahaha 😂🍾I'll drink to that 🍺🍹🍷🍸🥂 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Wow – what a powerful and wonderful book. It tells the story of black characters through the generations - beginning in Africa and coming to America. I would recommend it wholeheartedly to everyone!

RachelO How was the audio? I've seen amazing reviews of the book, but mostly print versions. 3y
Lindy @RachelO I listened to the audio narrated by Dominic Hoffman and loved it. 3y
RachelO @Lindy Thanks, Lindy. I'll add it to my rapidly-expanding list! 3y
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1984 | George Orwell
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I've never read - but no better time to do so! #jumpingonthebandwagon

MyNamesParadise Its sold out on Barnes & Noble and Amazon for a while! 3y
Valink My 15 year old son read this for fun last year & loved it. I should borrow his copy. I'm surprised I was never assigned this book in HS! 3y
Eliza-beta @MyNamesParadise I know! I got the last copy at B&N! 3y
Eliza-beta @Valink Me too! 3y
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I bailed. So sad but just couldn't get myself to finish.

julesG Understandable. I'm still: To bail, or not to bail? 3y
minkyb Well at least you have the guts to bail! 3y
ninjypants ugh I have avoided this book because I'm scared of being disappointed by it 3y
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MishAnn It was pretty great. I read it in 4 or 5 hours. What didn't you like about it? 3y
hlgreenfield I was really disappointed in it :( I read it to the end, but I didn't like how she wrote some of the characters in the future! For me the canon will just have to be the original books! 3y
ReadingSusan My expectations were pretty low going into it. It helped. 3y
Tracey_19 I loved it but I had been to see the theatre production before I read it and so it brought back lovely memories. The one time where it was best to see before reading! 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I've been waiting for the audiobook from NYPL!!! Finally started it last night - wow...

irre I love this book!!!!😍😍 3y
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Funniest first line ever. Let's see where she goes with it!

Smangela Just got this from the library! I'm not sure if I can wait for the readathon this weekend to start in on my stack! 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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I just finished the audiobook. Very good. It's about two girls, their friendship, them growing up, their relationships with their mothers, them becoming mothers etc.

Lakesidemusing I just finished in print!😊 3y
Eliza-beta @Lakesidemusing I just saw your post – she's in her 20s?!?! Unbelievable! 3y
Bostonmomx2 😫 so many books I want to read that I'll never ever get to. Sadness. 3y
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TheBookStacker Loved it! 3y
Lakesidemusing I couldn't believe she's so young either!! 3y
tpixie It's for my March in-person book club ! Glad u liked it! 3y
alibrarianslibrary Yes! Good to hear the audio is good! I have this in my car for my next commute book! I'm excited! 3y
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Little Women | Louisa M. Alcott
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Just finished re-reading this with my niece (her first time). It's amazing how this book endures. And how amazing the characters are. We are planning to read the other 2 in the series (which I've never read).

CynCruz23 How fun! Little Women is one of the first books I read that made me become the reader I am today. I'm definitely going to reread this asap! Thanks for the reminder about how awesome this book is. You're going to love the rest of the series too! 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Quick read (or listen) so far... this has been on my TBR list forever.

Jdscott50 I'm reading this too! 3y
TheBookStacker I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! 3y
Eliza-beta @Jdscott50 @TheBookStacker Awesome - looking forward!!! 3y
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My 2016 challenge = 30 (which I just reached); my 2017 challenge = 45 (up 50%). I have you to thank for that, Litsy!

tpixie Good luck 🍀! 3y
RiotMom You can do it!! 3y
EloisaJames You go!!! 3y
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Hollie You've got this! 3y
Redjewel_7734 Good luck 😉 3y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
suvata 👍 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Good luck!👍🏽 3y
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