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ErikasMindfulShelf

ErikasMindfulShelf

Joined April 2016

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Absolutely loved this book. The characters, the journey, the language. All fantastic.

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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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Fast, entertaining mystery. I had things figured out pretty early on, but still enjoyed it.

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Really enjoyed this book about family secrets and love.
Put it on your tbr. Coming out February 1.

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This was amazing on audio. Very exciting!
The only downside was that I had to rejoin audible to get it as it‘s an audible exclusive and not available on audio at the library yet.

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This was an action filled, fast read. However it was as a bit too violent for me.

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My Monticello: Fiction | Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
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Look at for this collection of short stories coming out October 5. My favorite was the novella My Monticello.
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the advance audio copy.

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L.A. Weather | Maria Amparo Escandon
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I was excited about this audio but it ended up not being for me. There were way too many life-altering events happening to this one family. I didn‘t feel I connected with any of the characters.

Hooked_on_books It really didn‘t work for me, either. I was so disappointed! 4mo
Megabooks Yup! 4mo
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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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Lovely! Funny and sad at the same time.

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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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Such a great romance.

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Such a great book. Loved the descriptions of Auckland, food and the special bond between sisters. Available on Kindle Unlimited.
Are her other books just as good?

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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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Great on audio. Highly recommend.

emmaturi Loved this book 5mo
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Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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Such a great romance. Highly recommend.

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Sweet story, great on audio. 4 ⭐️

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Very entertaining. A perfect summer read. 4 ⭐️

Copwithabook I can‘t wait till mine comes in 8mo
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This was such a fun, cute read that gave me warm feelings. Loved it.

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The Heart Remembers: A Novel | Jan-Philipp Sendker
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Just finished this beautiful final book in a trilogy. If you have not read The Art of Hearing Heartbeats yet, what are you waiting for?!

KathyWheeler I loved The Art of Hearing Heartbeats but didn‘t know it was a trilogy. 8mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @KathyWheeler The last one just came out. I feel each book is it‘s own individual story as well so don‘t necessarily have to read them all. They are all great though. 8mo
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The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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This was a fast, entertaining book, but not one I‘ll think much about now when it‘s done.
4 stars.
The Scent Keeper

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A Prophecy of Wings | Jane McGarry
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An engaging fairy tale following Lina who is thrust into the Fairy World to fulfill her destiny.
I loved the strong female characters and the message of kindness.
I would recommend this for ages 9-13.

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We Are Not Free | Traci Chee
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This is my book club read for the month. It‘s about 14 Japanese-American teens whose lives are upended after the attack on Pearl Harbor as they are removed from their homes and forced into incarceration camps.
4 stars

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Milk Blood Heat | Dantiel W. Moniz
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This is a great collection of short stories. I listened to some and read some. Available on #Hoopla. It is Roxane Gay‘s book club pick for April and it did not disappoint. 4 stars.

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Great book, but so much struggle and sadness. 4 ⭐️

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Libertie: A Novel | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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A wonderful coming of age story about a girl struggling with what it means to be a woman and to be truly free.
Coming out March 30. Thanks to #NetGalley and #algonquinbooms for the advance copy.
4 stars.

Tamra Gorgeous cover! 11mo
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This was great! This author comes up with some very interesting, quirky stories and characters. I also loved his book Nothing to See Here

Megabooks Love Kevin Wilson! 11mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @Megabooks Which of his books is your favorite? 11mo
Megabooks Probably his latest, but I‘ve enjoyed all of them except his short story collection, which is weird because I usually like short stories. I feel each novel has gotten better! I‘ve read each as audio and print. #fan 11mo
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ErikasMindfulShelf @Megabooks I looooved Nothing to See Here. Need to read The Family Fang. 11mo
Megabooks @ErikasMindfulShelf I loved TFF as an audiobook, but then I‘m a huge fan of the narrator, too, so it worked for me especially well! The narrator is Therese Plummer. (edited) 11mo
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The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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Great audio narration and another god book by Kristin Hannah. 4 stars.

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Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas
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Great prequel to The Hate U Give.

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I really like the Wayward Children series. This was no exception.

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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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A beautiful story about a Colombian family fractured by deportation. 4/5 stars.
Thank you to #NetGalley and #AvidReaderPress for the advance copy.

Jeannineth Thanks for the review. This is a Book of the Month pick. 11mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @Jeannineth Yes! I saw that. Are you a member? I used to be, but not anymore. 11mo
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Mother May I: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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What would you do to protect your child?
This was a very engaging read making me find chores around the house so I could keep listening. Put this on your tbr for April.
Thanks #netgalley and #williammorrow for the advance audio copy.

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Just finished this and it was amazing. So emotional. I cried several times. About family relationships and how everyone makes mistakes even though they are trying their best. 5 stars!

Amoon I cried too.The father‘s chapters really moved me. So much love in his heart, yet so much difficulty expressing it to his family.I very much related to Layla 1mo
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Great collection of stories. 4 stars

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This book of stories is fantastic. Thought provoking, heartbreaking, simply a must read.

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This was an absolutely beautiful essay collection about nature and life. Highly recommend. Available on Hoopla.

PatriciaU What a gorgeous cover illustration! 13mo
ErikasMindfulShelf @PatriciaU Yes!! And gorgeous illustrations throughout the book as well. 13mo
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The Orchard | David Hopen
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One of those books you know you‘re going to like from the first page. I definitely hope David Hopen writes more books. 4 stars.

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The Removed: a Novel | Brandon Hobson
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Excited about the choices this month. Had to pick two.
Interested? Use this link to join:

https://www.mybotm.com/7100053a17387?show_box=true

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We Are Called to Rise | Laura McBride
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I absolutely loved this book. I couldn‘t put it down. Heartbreaking in so many ways, but still some hope in the end. 5 stars.

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Memorial: A Novel | Bryan Washington
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I flew through this one. 4 stars.

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The Switch | BETH. O'LEARY
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Such a delightful romance about a grandmother and granddaughter switching places. Utterly charming and excellent on audio. Highly recommend.
Thanks to #netgalley and #mcmillanaudio for the advanced copy.

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I really liked this one. Loved Normal People as well so Sally Rooney is now officially on my must buy list.

DrexEdit Sally Rooney is an author I‘ve yet to try, but want to. 1y
LeahBergen Someone‘s in your personal space. 😂 1y
ErikasMindfulShelf @DrexEdit You should. She‘s great! 1y
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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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I really liked this one.

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I had really high expectations for this one as I absolutely loved her debut Homegoing.
The language is beautiful and I liked it, but if you‘re only reading one of her books, read Homegoing.

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Such an enjoyable audio book. Just what I needed right now.

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Heaven, My Home | Attica Locke
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I have done nothing but read this morning. Had to finish this. I really like Attica Locke‘s books. This is the second in a series.

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Couldn‘t stop reading this one 4 ⭐️

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Breasts and Eggs | Mieko Kawakami
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This is a great literary fiction novel translated from Japanese. Not much action but beautiful language and interesting conversations about womanhood. Highly recommend.
This was my third pick from TBR, Tailored Book Recommendations and I loved all three books that were picked especially for me.

ReadingEnvy I'm reading this one right now, just started the second part. 1y
ErikasMindfulShelf @ReadingEnvy How are you liking it so far? 1y
ReadingEnvy @irre pretty good... I had seen an article about the Osaka dialect that makes me very interested in the translation angle 1y
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Kempii I am intrigued! And it‘s endorsed by Murakami, one of my favorite authors. I‘ll definitely check this out. (edited) 1y
ErikasMindfulShelf @Kempii I think you‘ll like it. 😃 1y
Kempii Cool. I‘m recommending it to my book club for our next selection. 1y
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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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Mehso-so

Not for me.

catiewithac Yeah, I feel the same way. 1y
ErikasMindfulShelf @catiewithac Maybe I‘m too old. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
Megabooks Yup 1y
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This was great. Heartbreaking story.

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I absolutely loved this book! Couldn‘t stop thinking about it. Loved the different time lines and perspectives.
I had never heard about this book, but it was picked for me for my TBR, tailored Book Recommendations subscription. They hit it spot on!!!

Ruthiella Is TBR two for two? They seem to be really good at predicting what you‘ll like! 1y
ErikasMindfulShelf @Ruthiella Yes! I liked the other book as well. Not as much as this one, but it was definitely good. We will see how I like the third one. 😃 1y
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Conjure Women | Afia Atakora
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4/5 stars. The first book I read from my new book subscription, TBR, Tailored Book Recommendations.

Ruthiella Looks like TBR did a good job with the first pick! 1y
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Just finished this amazing heartbreaking story. I rarely give 5 stars but this will go on my list of all time favorites. Loved it!

JamieArc I think I read this two years ago and it was one of my favorites of the year. One of those books I had been putting off but then it ended up being so good! 1y
ErikasMindfulShelf @JamieArc It‘s been on my shelf for a long time. I‘m so glad I finally read it. 1y
Bookish_B Loved this book! 1y
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Perfect light summer read. What book lover has not dreamt of their own bookstore? 😍

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