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Joined February 2021

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The Parihaka Woman | Witi Ihimaera
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Erenora and the rise/fall Parihaka. Her subsequent journey to find her husband Horitana. Historical fiction. Some reference to opera Fidelio.

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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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Navigating a mental health condition but was well written and funny

Lisa_lost Did you get this rec from me? If not, great minds! 7mo
Frankies.space @Lisa_lost not sure but I have been inhaling all of her books. Just finished You be mother. Bawled my eyes out. Her book ask any nicely is hilarious for a soon to be mother. Also I have figured out how to post without a review! 7mo
Lisa_lost @Frankies.space noooooooo 😩😭😩😭😩😭😩 5mo
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China Room | Sunjeev Suhota
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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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Growing up in Tasmania, so interesting reading about Autism from someone with Autism.

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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Brilliant.

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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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Individual stories with trees as a central theme. So great writing but I just couldn‘t get into it.

Lisa_lost If you liked the writing you might like Bewilderment? I found the Overstory too long, too much, though thought the format was cool! 9mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Great book about a magical black and white circus

Lisa_lost Great? But you‘ve marked it so-so! 9mo
Frankies.space There needs to be a rating between so so and pick. 9mo
Lisa_lost @Frankies.space I think there should be one above pick. Like, fucking LOVED. Lots of books I read are good, but less than 10% I would whole heartedly recommend. (edited) 9mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Underworld library, stories and sea. Zachary explores. Fantasy and some beautiful storytelling

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Mere and Iraia run away to Wellington (1880s). Lulu and Bigs twins (1980‘s-90‘s). Do up a house in Rēkohu. Moriori, Māori and Pākehā. Brilliant

Frankies.space @Lisa_lost this is a brilliant short book 10mo
Lisa_lost @Frankies.space I‘ll see if the library has it! 9mo
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Set in Jeju. Haenyeo divers and a matriarchal society where women are the breadwinners. Devastating scenes as Japanese colonisation came to an end for American troops. Two friends.

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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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Her journey into a same sex marriage and self discovery. Written a bit like a self help book, a bit preachy. Enjoyed the feminist unlearning section at the beginning and some takeaways about activism and boredom/creativity

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Three Women‘s stories and how they are portrayed in the media, made to be small, pleasing, or don‘t learn how to live their desires.

Lisa_lost I liked this book from a journalistic perspective. The EFFORT, the TIME, the sustaining of CONNECTION. A documentary triumph, but I didn‘t super enjoy reading it. 10mo
Frankies.space @Lisa_lost bang on. Loved that she‘s told the stories with the women at the centre 10mo
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Panpan

AF Robot Klara and her person Josie. Started off so well but was slow moving. Couldn‘t stay interested.

Lisa_lost Hahaha, if you thought this was slow don‘t read anything else by the author 😂 (edited) 10mo
Frankies.space @Lisa_lost good to know 😂 10mo
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Patricia‘s life told by her. Learning about Hongoeka bay and other areas of Porirua. Her husbands work with schools is also impressive.

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Panpan

Meh. Three women leave their husbands and live together with their families.

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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Maneck (student), Dina (independent woman), Om & Ishvar (tailors) live together during the India Emergency.

DrexEdit I've read this one at least twice. I really like it! 12mo
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Attraction | Ruby Porter
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Road trip to Whangārā with girlfriend Llana and friend Ashi. Fraught relationships. Travels then to Levin to grandmother who is unwell. Set on top of recognition of colonial harm in NZ. Beautifully written and pleasure to read, sometimes uncomfortable as she struggles with own health. Not necessarily a good story with solid ending.

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Short stories from Irish authors. Generally really engaging stories, often quite traumatic, with quick development of characters. Story of ABC children, having a ‘mental health‘ pillar.

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Trojan war and Achilles. Meant to be a novel centering the women and their stories. I still felt it was mainly about the men and their egos.

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Papakāinga on Māori Land.

Lisa_lost Two indigenous recs for you! Tikanga Māori by Hirinui Moko-Mead, and Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall-Kimmerer. 1y
Frankies.space Thanks! 1y
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I‘ve already forgotten the story but I remember mostly enjoying it 😂 Hi Lisa 👋

Lisa_lost HI FRANKIE 1y
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Short stories. Some very sad.

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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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Story of Marie Grosholtz who is Madame Tussaud. She serves at Versailles and is imprisoned during Paris revolution. Super dark and weird but great.

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I loved this book. Many different stories of women from mutlicultural backoground living U.K.

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Five Strings | Apirana Taylor
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Mack and Puti life - alcoholic life. Amazing book sooo sad 😭

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Pride & prejudice story set in Pakistan

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Bailedbailed

Enjoyed the first book but got bored quickly in this one. Didn‘t finish. Humour set against trump America and in nNorth Korea so is witty at times

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The Hollow Bones | Leah Kaminsky
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Nazi expedition to Tibet. Uncomfortable read.

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Autobiography | Janet Frame
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Loved the story of Jane‘s life growing up to the point she returned to NZ at 40ish yrs. Such a great memory and way with words to bring it to life. Resonated with her feelings of confusion moving to London and joy of travel. Fascinating to read about Life in NZ at that time. Similar generation to my great grandparents.

Keen to watch the movie and also explore more of her books.

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Built up great characters and witty storytelling. Great use of language to build imagery.

Story of the Price Family in the Congo

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Aue | Becky Manawatu
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Amazing. Must read.

Story of two Māori brothers, Taukiri and ārama who lost their parents and their to story‘s post this.

Need to read it again

Lisa_lost You need to lend it to me!! 2y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
Mehso-so

Good read, Confronting. Didn‘t realise it was based on a true story until the end.

Story of polish ‘rabbits‘ during WWII

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Year One | Nora Roberts
Mehso-so

Like a Netflix series, entertaining and hard to put down. Not necessarily amazing though