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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Believe the hype. It's that good.

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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This book was sooooo good!!!! Linked stories featuring a hard-to-like but very real female protag. So many gut-punch moments; sparsely written, beautiful sentences; spot-on descriptions of NYC, addiction, narcissism, loneliness. Reminded me of a few other favorite linked stories (included in the comments). Would love to hear your recs. NB: Care Bear pic has nothing to do with the book, but it's fab and I was looking for an occasion to share it.

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Bought this at B&N today and sooo excited to start it. However, I am confused as to how B&N is able to sell this when the publication date is March 7th...?

Reviewsbylola Very odd! Maybe the release date was changed? 3y
Girl_Power I thought the same thing but nope, still listed as 3/7 on publisher's website and available as pre-order only on Amazon. 3y
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Totally creepy, utterly heartbreaking and so damn compelling...I loved this book! Dying to discuss the ending; please someone out there, tell me you've read this so we can share deets!

NovelGirl82 This has been on my tbr for a long, long time! How long did it take to finish? 3y
SarahK I'll need a reminder about what happened but we can totally discuss! 3y
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Ghost Songs: A Memoir | Regina McBride
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I suck at writing reviews so I'm just gonna give you the straight-up poop: READ THIS BOOK NOW. Seriously, if you buy this & don't like it, I will send you a puppy or a kitten. Although if you don't like this, chances are you're a heartless person who doesn't like puppies or kittens anyway.

Eyelit 😂👍 3y
PunksteR I kind of want to read it, like it AND get a puppy. 3y
Bookladylinda Me too! I want to read it and get a puppy!!! 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶 3y
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Llama Llama Red Pajama | Anna Dewdney
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So sad to hear about Anna Dewdney's death. What a wonderfully talented author; my daughter loves her Baby Llama series. #WWW #penguinkids

MrsV I was heartbroken to see this this morning. 3y
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#workplacebooks Any other epidemiologists out there?

PunksteR I love epidemiology/pathology related books. I was seriously concerned at one point after ordering 10insh books on the subject since my husband told me that now we're probably being watched by the government on account of plotting something illegal hhhh. Besides the hot zone I really enjoyed "Level 4 virus hunters of the CDC". 3y
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Thanks, Megan Abbott. I won't let my daughter even mention the word "cheerleader" in our house. Now gymnastics too?!? Please stop writing such good books, or soon my 5 year old will be living in a plastic bubble!

jessberk13 What's wrong with cheerleading?? 3y
Girl_Power Read this and you'll know: 3y
brendanmleonard 😂😂👍🏻 this is how my wife feels about ballet 3y
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Girl_Power @brendanmleonard Ha!! Based on what book? I might as well go for broke and cross that activity off my child's list too (sarcasm for those who are tempted to call Child Protective Services). 3y
brendanmleonard @Girl_Power not based on any book, but we both have friends who were former dancers (including at the NYCB) and the stories...😱 3y
Laura317 I'm hoping she hasn't written on karate and swimming yet. 😜 3y
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Come on, Bruce Springsteen, you are interfering with my reading.

Anabnieto You kidding??? 3y
Megabooks Ok. I love books, but listen to the boss!!! 3y
Girl_Power Yes, kidding :) The Boss over books, always. Although I brought a Kindle in case there was a break in the festivities. 3y
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All the Rage | Courtney Summers
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Meh. I know I am the minority here, but I was not blown away. I usually love Courtney Summers, and I will certainly give a big, huge, loud HELL YEAH to any book that takes on our pervasive rape culture. But I thought some of the characters/scenes were cliche. I just wanted a bit more from this one.

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Beyond Obsession | Richard Hammer
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Mine is true crime. I blame my mom, because I used to sneak read her Ted Bundy and Charles Manson books when I was in grade school. I am totes loving Beyond Obsession. Thank you, NetGalley and Open Road Media; I will be shouting this winner from the rooftops for sure!

LitHousewife That's a good question. I would say Tudor era historical fiction. It's like eating an entire box of chocolates. 😂 3y
Reviewsbylola True crime for me as well! 3y
ImaginativeMom Ooooohhhh... I wanna answer this question, but you'd judge me like the bookstore clerk and I'd have to hide from you like I hide the books from my kids!! 😂😂😂😳😬 3y
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Gayan True Crime for sure. 3y
ReadingOver50 Cozy mysteries 😀 3y
teainthelibrary YA Romance! 3y
MrsV True crime and cozy mysteries 3y
Laura317 Do cookbooks count? I can sit and read a cookbook like nobody else! 3y
cariashley Romance for sure. Sarah Maclean is the BEST. I've only recently stopped being ashamed of it and started owning it 😊 3y
moranadatter Cozy mysteries 3y
Bookladylinda True Crime ='❤️ 3y
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Listen to Me | Hannah Pittard
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My #WWW pick is Hannah Pittard. Reunion is one of my favorite books, and thanks to #NetGalley, I just finished her latest book (novella? It was only 208 pages). Review coming soon. Love this wonderfully talented woman!

mauveandrosysky I was blown away by 3y
mauveandrosysky And I'm baffled by its low rating on Litsy! 😫 3y
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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Used my 20% B&N coupon to add to my daughter's future graphic novel collection.

Eyelit Fun times ahead! 😃 3y
BookishMarginalia That one is so good! 3y
DyAnne Love Nimona! I want a sequel. 3y
MrBook Aww, adorable. 😊 3y
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I signed up for NetGalley & was quickly approved for ARCs. I am not a blogger, but I promised to share honest reviews. I've read & given brief reviews on 3/5 ARCs. I requested new books and got nothing :( Am I doing something wrong? Do they wait until you finish all books? Do they want long reviews?

Girl_Power I should add: I will do nearly anything to get ARCs and I was LOVING NetGalley. But I work loooong hours and have a five year old; creating a blog would be impossible (plus I am not as talented a reviewer as most of you--I am a scientist and while I am published, my writing is a snooze fest). 3y
BookishFeminist Depends on the publisher in my experience. Some just don't approve of you're not a blogger or bookseller, others will. It helps to keep your percentage of reviewed books high, but not 100% necessary. Publishers only approve a certain no of requests for arcs, so sometimes it just depends on how anticipated the book is too. 3y
BookishFeminist Also sometimes it takes a while. You may need to read some "read now" stuff at first to beef up your numbers. I just started a blog so I mostly have experience with it as a reviewer. Quality of reviews helps but you don't need to be super eloquent to give your opinion, so no need to be hard on yourself! ? 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I find my approvals to be almost arbitrary. Some approve me right away and then some deny my request even though other Litsy-ers have gotten approved. I can't figure it out. Just keep requesting, I guess! 3y
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Hands down, my favorite book of the year. Utterly fascinating and deeply disturbing history of psychosurgery, featuring a patient whose horrific surgical procedure shaped memory science, and written by the grandson of the neurosurgeon who performed the controversial procedure. So, so, SO good!

BookishMarginalia I loved it too. It was informative and entertaining. Well-written too. 3y
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I've read my daughter Little Critter dozens of times, but never noticed this before. I guess he is happy to see me?

Hreynolds Oh my! Cannot ever be unseen now! 4y
mauveandrosysky Omg! 😂 4y
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MrBook 😂😂😂😂 4y
OneLitChick Bahahahaha 4y
BookishMarginalia It can't be unseen! 😂 3y
Chessa 😱😂😱😂 3y
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Halfway in: if this holds up, it will be my favorite book of 2016. Similar to Henrietta Lacks but in the world of neurology. The above quotes are about experimenting on humans to learn about brain function. There are paragraphs in this book that make me gasp out loud. Holy feel the feels, batman.

BookishMarginalia I thoroughly enjoyed it. The last chapter is a doozy! 3y
NovelGirl82 I loved Henrietta Lacks (some of my better required college reading!), so I'll definitely add this one to the list! 3y
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Euphoria | Lily King
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My #WCW is Lily King. I was crushing on Euphoria, and then fell hard after reading her backlist, especially Father of the Rain. This chick knows how to write.

BookishFeminist I loved Euphoria! I keep meaning to grab Father of the Rain. Hopefully soon! 4y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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An enthusiastic thumbs up! Dark Matter is the perfect summer book: fast-paced, smart and utterly satisfying. I suggest going into it without reading too many reviews; it's a blast to discover things alongside the protagonist. Get it now, pour yourself a tall one, and hold on for the ride!

Girl_Power Thanks NetGalley, for sending me a free copy in exchange for my honest review! 4y
Hreynolds Cant wait!! 4y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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What's that noise? Why, it's me, screaming with joy over my new read. DARK MATTER, PEOPLE!! I am so flipping excited!

MrBook I was wondering what that noise was. Eager to see your review of this book! 4y
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I am kind of torn; the writing is wonderful, the characters are complex, the central mystery is intriguing. But the book took a slight detour that for me, only served as a distraction (don't want to spoil). I would def recommend reading this, but it will not make my top ten list for 2016.

Girl_Power Thank you NetGalley, for giving me a copy in exchange for my honest review! 4y
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Raining at the beach, but who cares? I have a great book to read!! Been so excited for this thanks to @SavidgeReads

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So far I am loving this!!! And that is as eloquent as I get at 11pm post-holiday weekend.

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The Natural Way of Things | Charlotte Wood
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I refuse!!! Me too!!

This book. Oh, this book. I want to hop on the next flight to Australia just so I can stare at Charlotte Wood, and maybe breath some of the same air that produced her awesomeness. That's not too creepy, right?

MrBook It's not too creepy as long as you bring chocolate. 4y
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The Natural Way of Things | Charlotte Wood
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I have been waiting FOREVER for this book and it's being released at 12:01 tonight! *squeal*

thegirlwiththelibrarybag That's the best stick figure drawing I've seen today (maybe even this week 😂) hope your book is amazing! 4y
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This is one of those books you will either love or hate. But here's the thing: even if you don't love a book, if it stays with you and makes you think, then it was worth reading. Agree or disagree? And this is a book that will stay with you and make you think. *chills*

Simona @Girl_Power Agree 👍 4y
NerdyRev I thought it was creepy, but great! I had zero idea where it was going and then I wanted to read it again immediately. 4y
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Young God: A Novel | Katherine Faw Morris
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Fun Friday Photo! I love books with unlikeable characters. Bonus points for spunky, badass gals. Winter's Bone, Love Me Back, Rainey Royal, Bastard Out of Carolina, Unbecoming...and my two recent faves: Sweetbitter and Young God. @Liberty

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Oh, the heartbreak! I've been waiting forever for this book. It started great, but quickly became a struggle not to DNF. It's all very confusing to me; fascinating plot, beautifully structured sentences, dimensional characters. Wtf happened, why didn't this work? Don't hate me for not liking it.

Reviewsbylola Ugh I really hate when a book doesn't live up to your expectations, especially one with so much hype! 4y
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