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Hooked_on_books

Joined April 2016

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Oops, I bought books! My bookoutlet order finally arrived today. I found myself paging through the tagged book, so that may end up being the first of these I tackle. And I‘ll definitely be reading The Night Olivia Fell in October for my buddy read.

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Leopard at the Door | Jennifer McVeigh
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

How about you, @Lauram , care to join? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! I‘m loving seeing everyone‘s cover choices.

vivastory Moody, but very effective cover. Thanks for posting! 20h
Hooked_on_books @vivastory And thanks for the original tag! This was fun. I actually gave this book a so-so when I read it, but I‘ve found my mind going back to it now and then, so I should probably upgrade my rating. It‘s definitely worth reading. 20h
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The Trees | Ali Shaw
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 6

I‘m too tired right now to find someone new to tag so consider yourself tagged if you want to join in!

vivastory Good one. This cover has always stayed with me! 2d
Tanisha_A Captivating! 2d
batsy Yes, so good! 1d
LeeRHarry Great cover! 😊 1d
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Dogs on Instagram | @dogs_of_instagram
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The majestic dog poses.

Shortly thereafter, she farted audibly and looked at her butt, thereby shattering the image. 😆

#dogsofLitsy #Bindi

squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 3d
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 2d
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Soubhiville She‘s beautiful! And of course 🤣. 2d
vivastory 😂😂 2d
Librariana I especially love the story and had to share/read the caption out loud with my husband 😁😊💜 2d
SW-T 🤣🤣🤣 2d
LeahBergen 😂😂😂😂 2d
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Jónas is a man in 1600s Iceland who has been exiled to a small island off the coast, from where he ruminates and recounts his story. This is a weird book with odd structural changes and vivid, gross descriptions. But, ultimately, I kinda liked it.

Cinfhen Hi!!!! Hope all is well by you 😘 3d
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen Hi! 👋🏼 We‘ve been down a worker and added a customer this week so it‘s been a little stressful, but in the end, it‘s flowers. So the stakes are low. 😆 3d
Cinfhen It‘s more than just flowers!!!! They‘re MY happy power 💕💕💕 3d
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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Layla and her parents have been living in fear as American Muslims when suddenly the police barge in and take them to a Muslim internment camp. Layla is determined to resist and we follow her efforts in this awful place. Though his name is never mentioned, this is a clear and direct rebuke of Trump and a reminder of where hatred and fascism can take us, and quickly. I thought it was well done.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 5

How about you, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa , care to join? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

(I know I‘m not supposed to say anything, but when I had this book, my husband, who largely ignores my books, picked it up and ran his hand over it since it really looks like it should have texture.)

Cinfhen Hahaha!!! I may have done the same thing. I love both editions of these covers❤️ 3d
vivastory I love that story! This cover has always stuck with me. 2d
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Problems | Jade Sharma
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A raw, gritty look at addiction with darkly humorous undertones, Problems is a small book with big impact. It doesn‘t hold back on the self-destructive behavior of the protagonist and can be painful at times to read. I didn‘t love the ending, which I found a bit sudden and pat, but the rest is terrific.

(Since I bought this book, I had in my head that it had a sand dollar on the cover. That‘s not a sand dollar. 🙄😆)

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 just read this week too. 3d
Hooked_on_books @TrishB I think maybe you and I were both influenced by the same post about the author‘s sad death. She was talented. 3d
Soubhiville I‘ve wondered what IS on the cover? Looks like the foil top of a yogurt container? 3d
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville Yeah, I think that‘s what it is, though I don‘t really know why. Frankly though, a sand dollar wouldn‘t have made any sense to the story. 3d
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Inspection | Josh Malerman
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26 boys, A-Z, are being raised in an experiment separate from all females or even knowledge of them to determine if genius can be enhanced by reducing distraction. It took me a long time to get into this book, but when I did I realized how much it had to say about control and fascism. If you are interested in this book, do NOT read the description, which has a major spoiler. Just dive in. I found it quite thought-provoking.

vivastory Sounds very intriguing. I actually liked the following Malerman more than Bird Box 4d
Hooked_on_books @vivastory That‘s interesting. I shied away from that one based on reviews by others but maybe I‘ll rethink that. I really liked Bird Box, so I‘m thinking he‘s an author for me. 4d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 4

How about you, @SW-T , care to join? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! I‘m loving seeing everyone‘s cover choices.

Lindy Love this cover. 4d
vivastory This hashtag has been fantastic not only for the splendid cover design, but it's made my TBR grow. Stacked! 4d
Hooked_on_books @vivastory So true! And this book is great. I just loved it. I think I read it on audio, which was well done. 4d
batsy This cover is so compelling! Can't look away. 4d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 3

How about you, @Emilymdxn , care to join? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! I‘m loving seeing everyone‘s cover choices.

vivastory Sounds fantastic! Stacked! 5d
BarbaraBB I loved this book - and its cover! 5d
Hooked_on_books @vivastory It‘s great! And I love that cover. I find it haunting and atmospheric. 5d
Emilymdxn Ooh yes I will do this! 3d
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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An unrepentantly feminist novel about male entitlement and privilege in a large corporation. This was such a real world look at how professional women are treated then beaten down when trying to change things. I just loved it and frankly felt validated by it. This could be a one-sitting read for sure.

#dogsofLitsy #Bindi

Leftcoastzen 👍🐶 6d
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Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2

How about you, @Librariana , care to join? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well!

Librariana I'm in! May have to wait till I'm home, but I'll gladly participate! 😊 Thank you for thinking of me 💖 6d
vivastory I had forgotten I added this to my TBR. Good choice 👍 6d
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Growing up, I enjoyed the ridiculousness of the SVH books and have had an odd urge recently to revisit them. I then found this new comic version on netgalley and had to give it a try. It‘s just as ridiculous while being nicely updated for the modern era with Instagram and discussion of agency. If you enjoyed this series, you‘ll probably like this, too.

batsy Yes! Loved SVH in all its ridiculousness. Will have to check this out 😆 6d
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The Warehouse | Rob Hart
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In the not too distant future, two people with ulterior motives sign up to work for Cloud, an Amazon to the nth degree company which has largely taken over society. This is a completely entertaining book which is also smart social commentary. I highly recommend it.

Cinfhen Thinking you might like this book @britt_brooke Sounds good, although I‘m not big on satire. 6d
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen I‘d actually call it more dystopia/speculative fiction than satire. It‘s so interesting to watch the paths the two main characters take and how they evolve through the story. 6d
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books Sounds entertaining. Stacking! @Cinfhen 6d
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An interesting twist on women in true crime, not as victims but as aficionados of the genre. Monroe discusses 4 specific women, representative archetypes of those attracted to true crime. I love the genre myself, and while I didn‘t see myself in the extremes these women depicted, I found this book fascinating and absorbing.

Cinfhen I‘ve been curious about this one. #FutureSwapContender 😘 6d
Cinfhen Oh darn, it‘s audio!! 6d
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen Yup, afraid so. Though I did buy the audio on Libro.fm, so if there‘s a way to gift it to you, I will! 6d
Cinfhen Ha!! You‘re so sweet...I might be able to get the audio via Hoopla or definitely from Audible 6d
EKonrad Agreed! Loved this one! 6d
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The Italian Teacher | Tom Rachman
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Ok, @vivastory , I‘ll bite.

How about you, @Soubhiville , care to join? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

vivastory Good choice! I've been meaning to read this one 7d
BarbaraBB Great choice! A favorite cover of mine too. The book itself not so much... 7d
Soubhiville Yes, I‘ll play! Thanks for the tag 😊. 7d
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Hooked_on_books @vivastory @BarbaraBB Funny enough, I actually have no interest in reading this. But I can‘t take my eyes off that cover—gorgeous. 7d
Dolly Yes, beautiful cover! 7d
LeahBergen I love this cover (but have no real urge to read it, either 😆). 7d
Megabooks Great choice!! 7d
KarenUK 😍😍😍😍 6d
gradcat Really beautiful cover...too bad the book doesn‘t measure up. 😁 6d
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We all “know” that Jack the Ripper‘s victims were prostitutes. Only, apparently, most of them weren‘t, according to this well researched book. Alongside descriptions of life in Victorian-era London, Rubenhold humanizes these 5 women and places the focus on their lives and who they each were, rather than on their deaths and killer. A fascinating book and a mirror into how we continue to objectify women.

mreads ❤🐕 1w
Hooked_on_books @mreads Oh goodness, I forgot! Thanks for the reminder: #dogsofLitsy #Greta 1w
Foxyfictionista This might be the next audio book I "read". It looks interesting . 1w
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Despite a fabulous cover and a feeling in places that this was about to get really good…it didn‘t. Neither of the two storylines was terribly captivating and ultimately it was just a bizarre mess. I‘m really disappointed. 😕

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Aw that sucks! 🙁 It does somehow look really good! 2w
Hooked_on_books @MommyWantsToReadHerBook What‘s interesting is that the critics love it, so I‘m perplexed. A number of other Littens had the same response I did, so I wonder if this is going to be one of those polarizing books. 2w
GloVerdino I feel the same way 2w
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BookishTrish But that cover! I thought we were supposed to be able to judge books by their covers! 2w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I don't know anyone who liked this book yet, such a shame 2w
Hooked_on_books @BookishTrish I know, right? It sure is pretty. Just keep it closed. 😂 2w
BookNAround I‘ve been wondering if I‘m missing out by skipping this one but I disliked The Tiger‘s Wife so much I couldn‘t see giving her another chance. Glad to see I‘m not missing out on something good! (But sorry you suffered through it.) 1w
Hooked_on_books @BookNAround It is what it is. I now have no interest in reading her again, that‘s for sure! The critics and I are going to have to agree to disagree. 1w
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My latest #LMPBC has touched down! I‘ve enjoyed Amy Tan before, so I look forward to reading this. And the pups think it smells fascinating! 😂 #groupB

Kaila-ann I have a cat 😳🤣 2w
Hooked_on_books @Kaila-ann Aha! You know I wondered if that were the case, since Bindi was fascinated by the first book, too. That‘s really funny. 2w
Kaila-ann @Hooked_on_books that‘s probably what it is then lol. Tell Bindi that Shadow says hi 😉🤣. 2w
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I knew nothing about Jimmy Yang but couldn‘t resist this title/cover combo. He moved to the US at 13 from China, mainly learning English from BET and eventually finding his way to the show Silicon Valley. The book is fine and got me through my day, but there‘s nothing groundbreaking here. He‘s funny.

Stacypatrice This looks like a fun book 😀 2w
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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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@Cinfhen my books have arrived! I‘m excited for all of them. I love the bookmark—I don‘t have anything like it. And where did you get the Litsy Book Mail sticker? It‘s so cool! This was such a fun swap. I‘m so glad you suggested it.

Cinfhen I‘m so glad the books arrived but I feel **guilty** since you SPOILT me with soooooo many extra goodies and books!!! The awesome stickers were gifted to me from the incredible @squirrelbrain Aren‘t they the BEST!???!!! I‘m so excited for all the titles you sent me and I‘m stoked to do this little swap all over again! 2w
squirrelbrain Holly, if you send me your address to helenharrogate at gmail dot com I‘ll send you some stickers (only the best Littens get Litsy stickers, you understand! 😁) 2w
Crazeedi The stickers are the best!! @squirrelbrain is the best too!😍😍 2w
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squirrelbrain Awww thanks @Crazeedi - right back at ya! 😘 (edited) 2w
Hooked_on_books @squirrelbrain Email sent! I‘m excited to be one of the cool kids now. 😉😆 2w
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen I would love to do another swap! Just let me know when the desire strikes. I have absurd numbers of books to choose from. 😬 2w
Cinfhen Yay for swaps and Litsy stickers 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2w
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Well I expected to exceed my reading challenge goal since I did so last year as well, but I didn‘t think I‘d reach it this quickly! 😲 I‘m going to see how close I can get to 300 for the year. The fact that I can listen to audiobooks while I work has definitely boosted my numbers.

Megabooks Woop woop!! 🥳🥳👏🏻👏🏻 2w
mellissimo That's so impressive! 😮 Congratulation! 🤗 2w
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2w
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SharonAlger What an excellent effort! 2w
leahsbookishobsession I wish I could listen to audiobooks while I worked...but since I work in retail...that's never going to happen. 😢
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Hooked_on_books @leahsbookishobsession It‘s awesome, I‘m not going to lie. I was in health care before and never could have listened to audiobooks there, so I feel you. 2w
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These Witches Don't Burn | Isabel Sterling
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Hannah is a queer teen elemental witch trying to move past a breakup when events start happening in Salem which could threaten her, her family, and her coven. It‘s a bit slow to start and the cover is awful, especially considering how dark it gets, but I enjoyed it. It‘s not getting much Litsy love and I‘m not sure why, but I look forward to the next book.

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How have I not read this before? Angelou infuses this book with humor, sorrow, and honesty. She‘s a bit halting as an audio reader, but I loved that she sang the hymns mentioned and that she asserts at the start: “I AM Maya Angelou.”

Thanks to @squirrelbrain for suggesting this one for #Arkansas. #ReadingUSA2019

squirrelbrain Glad you liked it - I couldn‘t believe I‘d never read it before either. Thank goodness for the #ReadingUSA2019 challenge..! 2w
Librarybelle Yay...great choice! 2w
ljuliel Good job, and thank you for the tag. 🙂 2w
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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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In an unusual turn of events, I have selected only one book for my #botm box. 😲🤭 I can‘t remember the last time I only picked one! Nothing else spoke to me, but when I read this was from the creator of The Killing, I didn‘t need to read any more.

What did you choose?

lele1432 Thinking of getting this, the Kent Krueger, and the memoir Wild Game! It didn't appeal to me at first, but I liked the sample, and I've been looking for a good, complicated mother/daughter relationship read but haven't had much luck in finding one. Fingers crossed! 3w
Hooked_on_books @lele1432 The memoir doesn‘t appeal to me, but I‘ve read Krueger before and like him. When I get into the right mood, I think I‘ll be quite interested in his book, but I haven‘t been in that mood lately. Enjoying choosing! 3w
Laughterhp I‘m interested in what you think of this book. I‘m always hesitant to get mystery/thrillers from BOTM. 3w
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A family saga following a single generation from childhood to each of their deaths, The Last Romantics details how the lives of each sibling are altered by tragedy. There were some small details I didn‘t like, but overall I really enjoyed this book. It was a slower read, demanding to be put down for a time after certain segments to allow for digestion.

It‘s headed to Florida tomorrow.

#LMPBC #groupB

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I‘ve been very good about not buying books since moving back in April. And then Powell‘s had to go and have a 25% off everything on the website sale, so how could I resist? Plus my #botm arrived today (before the next month‘s picks—it‘s a miracle!). Woo-hoo, it‘s raining books!

rather_be_reading whoa! 😍 3w
Texreader That‘s so exciting!! ❤️ 📚 3w
shanaqui What a haul! 😍 3w
PerksOfBeingABookworm Down Girl is such a great, but incredibly tough, read. Nice stack! 3w
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Paper Towns | Green, John
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Some good moments, but this would have been better as a short story. This is my second book by Green and frankly, I just don‘t get the hype. His brother‘s book was far superior.

Oh well, at least this gave me #Indiana (author from)! #ReadingUSA2019

Laughterhp Yeah, I don‘t really like John Green either, but I also don‘t read or like a lot of YA. 3w
Librarybelle I‘ve only read one of his - An Abundance of Katherine‘s - I liked it, but not enough to gush over 3w
BarbaraBB I‘m going to read him too for Indiana. Have avoided him so far 😉 3w
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squirrelbrain I agree - don‘t mind him, but don‘t get the hype..... I also don‘t read a lot of YA. @Laughterhp @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB 3w
Soubhiville Wait, who‘s his brother? I‘ve read 3 by him and they‘re usually ok, but not great. Not sure why I keep trying... 2w
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville His brother is Hank Green. I recently read his debut, which I thought was great: 2w
Soubhiville Oh! I didn‘t know. I have that book on my TBR stack. It‘s been recommended by a few people. 😊 2w
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A cargo ship bearing 500 Sri Lankan refugees is intercepted in Vancouver and those aboard taken into detention. The Boat People then follows the story of one refugee as well as those both trying to help him and those allowing their fear and/or xenophobia to fight against anyone gaining admission. Topical and very well done, plus the audio reader is phenomenal.

Tamra This has been TBR for quite awhile. I need to bump it up! 3w
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See How Small: A Novel | Scott Blackwood
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Ug. Better title: What a Mess

Or, perhaps: Just Don‘t Bother

#botmbuddyread

Soubhiville Ah, bummer. 3w
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville I‘m pretty sure everyone in the buddy read hated it. I have no idea what BOTM was thinking, picking this one. At least it‘s super short. 3w
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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Lauren gives birth to twins, then a creepy woman tries to steal them. As the story unfolds, Golding hits on just the right amount of ambiguity so you don‘t know for sure what‘s happening. A fun, creepy mystery.

#dogsofLitsy #peekabooBindi

RealBooks4ever I see that Bindi! 🐶💜 4w
Reagan-reads I loved it. I thought it was really original and yes, just the right amount of creepiness.
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TheSpineView Bindi looks like he wants in your lap!💜🐾 3w
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A fascinating and sometimes gross look at termites, focusing particularly on how they are studied. This book is made better by the author‘s clear excitement for her subject, which is brought out by the audio reader as well. A note that there is some description of scientific methods in here which some may find dull, in case that‘s not your bag.

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If you‘re a nonfiction nerd like me, you‘re going to love these LitHub fall NF lists. My TBR just exploded. Again.

https://lithub.com/tag/2019-nonfiction-preview/

lele1432 Thank you for this!! Since BOTM isn't doing many nonfiction picks anymore, I've been struggling to find the NF new releases for the rest of the year! 4w
Samplergal Great lists! I love non fiction. 4w
cathipink I can tell this is going to be dangerous... 4w
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Hooked_on_books @lele1432 You‘re welcome! I‘m so frustrated with BOTM stopping the NF increase. That lasted, what, 2-3 months? Arg! 4w
lele1432 Yes!! I'm super frustrated too! 😠 I really liked the NF selections! 4w
8little_paws @lele1432 @Hooked_on_books omg could not agree more. Really really bummed 4w
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An English aristocrat was murdered in 1840 and the person charged claimed to have been influenced by a fictional character. Part historical true crime, part literary history, I thought this one was all good! Fun and interesting with an easy to read writing style.

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While running for President, Reagan seized upon (and grossly embellished) the story of a con artist who bilked the system to get excessive public aid money. This is her actual story. I love this idea, but I wanted more of the tie in to politics (what was there was great) and a better idea of what drove her. This reads more like reporting than biography so that I feel I have the facts but still don‘t know the woman.

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Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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@BookishMarginalia they have arrived! You‘re too generous—thank you so much. I really look forward to both of these.

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When your dog is overly fascinated with the smell of your lip balm, it becomes rather difficult to read.

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#dogsofLitsy #Bindi

mreads ❤🐕 so cute 1mo
Soubhiville Bindi really is gorgeous. 💜 1mo
DGRachel That is the sweetest face! 😍 1mo
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Prairiegirl_reading 😍😍😍 1mo
Cortg Too much cuteness! 💓 1mo
AlaMich What a great photo!! 🐶😻 1mo
KirstieE Omg that face !! 😍😍 1mo
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Aiming to Please | Dennis St Sauver
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A little grammar humor spotted in a bathroom at a local establishment. I know my fellow book nerds will appreciate this one.

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Tanisha_A Hahahaha! Brilliant 1mo
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This is a tough one for me to review. I actually quite liked the plot and the characters, but it just dragged so much. I had to force myself to keep going back to it. I think it the story had been tightened up, I would have just loved it.

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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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Do you ever read about a book that you‘d probably like and think, “nah,” then keep reading/hearing about it? To the point of “OKAY FINE THEN, I‘LL READ IT!”? 😂 That‘s me getting the tagged book today. The other 2 were already TBR. My Target really stepped up their book section. None of my local indies have new books (other than Hawaiiana), so that‘s where I look. It was nice to see an improved selection!

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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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Oh this is a fun one! So here‘s my first book haul photo, from 3 years ago. I‘m embarrassed but not surprised to note I‘ve only read 2 of these. 😳🤦🏼‍♀️ I‘m glad I can admit that amongst friends!

#bookhaulchallenge

Lcsmcat You‘re in good company here. 😀 1mo
vivastory Is Mongrels one of the two? 4w
Hooked_on_books @vivastory Wow, good guess! I read that one fairly soon after the purchase. The second is We Were Feminists Once, which I just read this year. 4w
vivastory I was hoping it was the Stephen GJ, because I love his work so much 4w
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Lying in Wait | Liz Nugent
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Ireland, the 1980s. In the first chapter, a woman is killed. Then we gradually learn more about her, her family, and her killers. One of the characters is so diabolical, but this is revealed gradually. I found it to be a solid thriller.

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Just no. This didn‘t work for me at all. Not scary, ridiculous premise. Plus there were multiple perspectives with no change in voice or personality, so that was pointless. By the end, I was rolling my eyes so much I was at risk of losing a contact lens.

TheLudicReader Glad I didn‘t buy this, then. 😀 I didn‘t love the tagged book as much as everyone else seemed to either. 1mo
Hooked_on_books @TheLudicReader Isn‘t it funny/great how some books work for so many but not for others? After this one, I certainly won‘t try this author again. 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘m so happy with this review. I thought it was just me. I just finished it. What a ridiculous book 😬 2w
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB Oh good! I too love being validated when a book really doesn‘t work for me. I‘m glad we fell into the same camp on this one. 2w
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Every time I read Rebecca Solnit, I wonder why I do not read her work more often. Intelligent, eloquent, thoughtful feminist writing. What more could a woman want?

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I have never followed Izzard‘s comedy and am aware of him as an actor but not sure I could name what he‘s been in. But I heard this audiobook is great and it is! His life has been interesting and he goes on these hilarious, rambling asides while reading that I gather are not in the physical book. This was a negative for some other reviewers, but I just loved it. Oh and be aware that he repeatedly mentions that god doesn‘t exist, FYI. 👇🏼

Hooked_on_books I would suggesting skipping this one if that would bother you. 1mo
Soubhiville Another one I‘ve been intending to listen to at some point! 1mo
Zelma His stand-up is brilliant. Check out Dress to Kill first. 1mo
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Audiostitching! I‘m just loving this memoir and starting a new craft branch of my business to sell alongside the flowers at the farmers market. I need to finish/frame it, of course, but what do you guys think?

Librarybelle That looks great! 1mo
ravenlee Nice! 1mo
audraelizabeth Awesome 1mo
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#Unpopular opinion time! But this is me, not the book. This book has some beautiful writing but is written in a style that is keeping me at arm‘s length. Each time I read a passage and feel I‘m about to get sucked in, it jumps to something completely different, pushing me away again. I can actually see why so many love it, but after reading half of it, I know I‘m just not compatible with this book.

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Cinfhen Ha!! I spy a possible candidate ☺️💕 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen 🤔Hmmm…could be! Time will tell. 😎📚📦📫 1mo
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Proving that American officials have a history of bad ideas, Horn tells the story of Blackwell Island, which had facilities for criminals, the poor, and “lunatics.” The treatment of people is horrifying, including starvation and torture. Plus, they had prisoners “caring for” the mentally ill. A fascinating read, but be ready to watch baby animal YouTube videos afterward to wash out your brain.

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Jack the Ripper is terrorizing London, with the twist that Dracula defeated and killed Van Helsing and is now the Prince Consort of England. And vampires live side by side with the “warm.” Great premise and I enjoyed most of it, but I found it overly bloated with characters and unnecessary storylines.

#dogsofLitsy #sleepypups #Greta #Bindi