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Erin.Elizabeth10

Erin.Elizabeth10

Joined March 2018

Hi friends! This is my place to record my reads.
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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I absolutely loved the first two thirds of this book! The last third got pretty scattered to me, but I overall still really liked the book. It definitely made me cry multiple times! The characters were great.

Readswithcoffee I love all of Fredrik Backman‘s books. 4w
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Wow! This was an amazing story filled with dynamic characters, heartfelt themes, and incredible history. I would definitely recommend!

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I knew that I had to read this book. It was suggested by several different people at different times, and eventually my mentor bought it for me. If that isn‘t a sign, I don‘t know what it! It gave me great things to think about, and I was brought to tears at the end. It‘s so beautiful to think of life as a gift and invitation to love.

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I never actually read this as a teen so it was fun to experience now as an adult! A great summer read! It was fun to compare myself and my experiences with the different girls and storylines.

LibrarianRyan I loved this entire series and I read it as an adult. The last book where they are all 30 year old adults about broke my heart. 3mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 @LibrarianRyan I kind of want to keep reading them! Good to know! 3mo
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Very good read! I read it practically in one weekend. It gave me important reminders about singleness in adulthood and how our culture so often incorrectly idealizes marriage. I would recommend!

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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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This book was unlike a lot of other books that I‘ve read. It felt very airy and the plot felt out of touch, even though there was a plot. It was just hard to pin down. I think I need to talk about it more with other people before I can truly know what I think of it.
*Update: I originally put this as so-so, but after discussing it with book club, I like it a lot better and am changing it to a pick.

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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Wow, I loved this book! I had been wanting to read it for years, and it totally lived up to my expectations. The characters are amazing and the story made me weep. Loved it!

Saknicole This is my favorite Rainbow Rowel book! I recommend Carry On, if you are interested in the story of Baz and Simon haha 4mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 @Saknicole oh thank you! I will check out Carry On! 4mo
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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This book started off a little slow for me, but by the second half I was totally engrossed! Alice finds things out very slowly, which made me frustrated, but then once she started to learn more I was totally hooked! Moriarty is such a great writer and I love her characters! Overall, I would recommend!!

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Loved this one! It was the perfect mix of a humorous story with deep themes and thought-provoking characters. It was our latest book club pick, and I would definitely recommend it!

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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This was the first romance I‘ve read... probably EVER! I had heard good things about this one, so I gave it a try! Sometimes the dialogue felt stilted, but overall I really liked it! It was a fun romance, but there were some deeper elements as it featured an interracial couple. I listened to it on audiobook on a road trip, and it was perfect easy listening for the drive!

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Mehso-so

At first, I didn‘t really like this book. It took me a long time to get through the first chapters. But once I started reading it with a bit more of an academic eye, rather than looking for entertainment, I enjoyed it more. Still not my favorite, but definitely an interesting read!

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Wow, this is an epic story! The book is quite long, and it takes you on a sweeping journey that you don‘t want to end. It‘s beautiful! The characters are amazing, the book is SO well-written, it‘s insightful, and it‘s at heart a totally enticing romance. But there is so much more to it! This is a beautiful immigrant story, and I learned a lot from it. I would highly recommend it!

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This is a book of 31 short readings and questions for reflection for leaders. Although I am not a leader, I am in the workforce, and I want to be a strong woman in my career. These inspirational readings helped me feel encouraged and empowered each morning to tackle my job, make boundaries, use my strengths, etc. I would recommend this book and get it as a gift for my friends who are leaders in their job!

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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I was excited to read Liane Moriarty for the first time! My coworker gifted this book to me, and I am glad she did. This is more of a “page turner” than I typically read, and it also was creepier than what I typically read, so it was a refreshing change! I definitely liked it.

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This book was very endearing to me! The characters were funny and whimsical, the plot was quirky, and the themes were heartwarming. It wasn‘t perfect, but I did really enjoy it!

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I LOVED this book! I am a big Geneen Roth fan, and This Messy Magnificent Life did not disappoint. She has such amazing insights on food, self confidence, forgiveness, presence, love, and womanhood. Seriously, I would recommend this book to anyone!

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A fun, inspiring, relatable, short book about the reading life! A good read for any book lover!

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Mehso-so

I liked the themes in this book a lot. He has very interesting commentary on time, relationships, regret, etc. And it was a quick read. However, I didn‘t care for the main character, and it felt a bit mellow dramatic at times. Overall, I was lukewarm on this book. I want to try reading another of Matt Haig‘s books to see if I would like another better!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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A fun whirlwind! This book has exotic scenes, interesting culture, crazy characters, and lots of fun plot twists! I really enjoyed reading it, and I can see why it‘s so popular. I just might have to keep reading the series!

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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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I finally read this! I never read it growing up (shameful, I know) so I was determined to right that wrong! I can totally see how it is a classic. I really loved it, and it made me think about the characters and writing style, even when I wasn‘t reading. I am so glad I read it!

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This was a really interesting personality profile book! I liked it because it was simple and informative. And insightful! I found the author to repeat herself fairly often, but overall I liked this book a lot.

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Wow this book was good. It was tough to read, and not exactly enjoyable, but I am so glad I read it. As an American, it‘s a piece of my country‘s story that I need to engage with. I read the last 130 pages in one sitting— it is such great writing.

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This book is an absolute must read. Timely, incisive, and so important, Austin Channing Brown says what white people need to hear. I feel as if I need to read this book again and again. I am so thankful for her wisdom, clarity, and that she doesn‘t hold back. Highly recommend!

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I absolutely loved this book! Eleanor is so endearing, and she said so many hilarious things while also making deep comments on society and social convention. Definitely one of my favorite books to read in a while. And it‘s set in Scotland, so what‘s not to love?!

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LOVED this book! I saw the movie and absolutely loved it, so I friend gifted me the book for my birthday. It was amazing—I want to recommend it to anyone who likes a great YA story. There is romance, humor, drama... it‘s such a good read.

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This was a very good book! Dramatic, comical, mysterious, and so engaging. It started off in such an odd way that I just had to keep reading. I would definitely recommend!

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WOW. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is so good. It‘s an expertly crafted memoir about a girl who grew up in a polygamist family. She encounters so many trials, abuses, and devastating circumstances but she perseveres and overcomes! It is a very hard read, but I would recommend it.

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This was a fun, easy read. The illustrations of the women were gorgeous, and the stories were very interesting! I definitely learned about some rad women I had never heard of. My complaint is that I wish there would have been a more even representation of races instead of being majority white women.

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This was a very entertaining and imaginative book! It felt like the ultimate fan fiction. Lots of pop culture references and fun action adventure. I definitely enjoyed it! And there was interesting social commentary as well.

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Love it! If you‘re a single woman, just trying to figure out this crazy life, this book is such a refreshing “me too” feeling. She has such heartfelt stories and she shares her struggles and triumphs—that we all can relate to—in such beautiful doodles and prose.

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Very very good! I flew through this book quickly and learned a lot about women in the workplace and men in the workplace. It was basically Lean In geared towards men. Although I still got a lot out of it reading it as a woman! I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the American workforce.

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The Casual Vacancy | J.K. Rowling
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It‘s so hard to rate this. The writing and character development in this book are amazing. Rowling is a master at having dozens of characters—and you care about all of them! But on the other hand, I would not recommend this book. It is fairly crude, nonredemptive, and bleak. It definitely takes a lot to keep reading it. Very good, but also very gross. But maybe that‘s just me, expecting books to be happy and entertaining? Not all books need to be.

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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April book club book! I really enjoyed the story, so this 500+ page book was actually a quick read. I wanted to know what happened next! However, I was not a fan of the author‘s writing style. The dialogue felt flat, the characters seemed a bit over dramatic, and the timeline of the plot felt a little strange. Overall, I liked it! But not my favorite book ever.

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Walk Two Moons | Sharon Creech
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Walk Two Moons was my absolute favorite book growing up (and in a lot of ways, even now that I‘m older). It really gifted me my love for storytelling and eccentric characters. This book is funny, complex, heart melting, and it has truths that will stick with you long after you‘ve finished it. I would highly recommend! Huzza, huzza.

Jeannie I‘m just starting this. It‘s so nice to hear which books other people loved as children. My two favorites were Island of the Blue Dolphins and Z For Zachariah. 13mo
Erin.Elizabeth10 @Jeannie yes I agree! 13mo
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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I grew up figure skating, and this book brought all those memories of the rink back to me. Early mornings, long practices, and lots of shivering. A dear friend of mine gifted this book to me because she knew I was a figure skater when I was young, and I am so thankful she did! This book is such a great example of the power books have to take us back to the familiar places in our hearts while also leading us on a new journey.

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“Worry is the facade of action when prayer really is. And ‘stressed‘, this pitched word that punctuates every conversation, is it really my attempt to prove how indispensable I am? Or is it more? Maybe disguising my deep fears as stress seems braver somehow.” -Ann Voskamp

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Challenger Deep | Neal Shusterman
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Very thought provoking and totally different than a typical book! Also super great for learning about mental illness and becoming a more empathetic person. Humorous too!

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