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Isierranichole

Isierranichole

Joined December 2017

I drink too much coffee but will never read enough books
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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Hands down one of the hardest books I‘ve ever read. Reading Ruta‘s other WW2 book “Salt to the Sea” should‘ve prepared me for the brutal reality of the millions of people caught between Hitler and Stalin - but, this book was even harder to push through because of how tragic, dark, and emotionally brutal it is. I feel like reading this book has honored the memories of those it was based on and opened my eyes to other tragedy‘s that happened in WW2.

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These are my favorite books. They‘re beautifully written & drag me into a world of fantasy, emotion, and characters I fall in love with, root for, and feel with. I‘ve been reading them since high school and it‘s time for my yearly read -starting with the Fellowship and ending with The Hobbit (weird, I know). Reopening these books is like re-meeting old friends and discovering bits and pieces I‘ve somehow overlooked in previous readings.

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The Map of Tolkien's Middle-earth | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Brian Sibley, John Howe
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One of my bookshelves. The photo on top is a collage I made of some of my favorite quotes from The Lord of the Rings cut out from my spare set :)

AmyG I love those owl bookends! 1y
britt_brooke Pretty!! 1y
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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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Really liking this so far! She is a fantastic writer!

dragondrool Loved this one! 1y
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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This book is like a swift kick in the gut - eye opening to the atrocious acts happening in World War II to people fleeing, caught in between warring countries, and fighting to live. We often hear stories about concentration camps but not often about those caught in between Hitler and Stalin‘s power and control, fleeing for their lives. Heart wrenching. 😭
#salttothesea

ephemeralwaltz Oh I love this cover! I hadn'tt seen this edition beforem 2y
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The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
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“It wasn't that I forgot Hanna. But at a certain point the memory of her stopped accompanying me wherever I went. She stayed behind, the way a city stays behind as a train pulls out of the station. It's there, somewhere behind you, and you could go back and make sure of it. But why should you?”

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In honor of #blackhistorymonth I‘ll be reading these three books! What books either authored by or written about the black community do you recommend?

rachelk I thought, ‘Americanah‘ and ‘We Should All Be Feminists‘ (both by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) were very good. 2y
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This is my happy spot :)

[DELETED] 3803335244 I love the leaves on your computer! 2y
Isierranichole @ForeverNerdy I bought it on amazon! 2y
Isierranichole @ForeverNerdy thank you! Bought it on amazon! 2y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Drink better coffee, read even more books, embark on fantastic adventures. #2018resolutions

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Weakness is treating someone like they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves. - Maame

(From ‘Homegoing‘ by Yaa Gyasi) #powerfulstatement

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What are 2 books that changed your life? Recommend them in the comments :)

For me, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi ✌🏽

dariazeoli Made me a Constant Reader/lifelong King fan: 2y
Eggs The Four Agreements and Night 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 Made me truly understand the need for love & friendship 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Gave me a sense I was not alone & taught me so much about Depression as an illness. This book changed my life. 2y
Avanders Was not horror or fantasy (elementary/middle school find), but I still loved it (a whole new world...) 2y
Avanders I don't know how to describe the effect this one had on me... 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2y
Isierranichole Awesome suggestions! I‘m writing them down! 2y
MatchlessMarie Chiming in with @ForeverNerdy on this one. I read it during a particularly low bout of depression and now I read it every year. The bleak bits are honest but it still gives me hope every time. 2y
MatchlessMarie On a lighter note, I read this one this year and I‘m already referring back to it again and again. It has been so helpful in the practical everyday of home management/organization. I also got to meet her this year and she‘s fantastic. 2y
Isierranichole Thanks everyone! Adding these to my list of books to check out! 2y
Samplergal Definitely To Kill a Mockingbird. I read it when I was eleven and did not know what racism was. My grandmother was a teacher and she and I discussed the book and it‘s themes. I wish every person read this book as a young student. 2y
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My best friend (of 9 years) and I finally got our best friend tattoos with a quote from our favorite books ❤️

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s wonderful! 2y
BookwormAHN That's fantastic 💚 2y
Alfoster Nice!👏👏👏 2y
ReadingSusan ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Great way to end the night 🙌🏽

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 2y
Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! Great book choice! 2y
WarpedSweetness Welcome to Litsy! 2y
DivaDiane Welcome to Litsy! 2y
LA_Mead Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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While most people I know raved about how phenomenal this book was, I had a hard time getting through it (and didn‘t even finish the last couple chapters). It was hard to follow and had so much going on and so much constantly changing that it made it hard for me to keep up with it - I ended up calling it quits about 3/4 of the way through.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy community!!! 2y
Libby1 Welcome! 🤫 Shhh! I didn‘t like this one, either. That‘s ok. ☺️ 2y
robinb Welcome Aboard! 2y
Wife Welcome! 2y
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Forever: A Novel | Pete Hamill
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I first read this book in 2007 and hammered through it in days. It follows the long life of an Irish immigrant to New York in the 1700‘s, through the slave trade, a couple wars...it is a fiction written about the history of Manhattan (and NYC) and how it went from a disgusting slum to the metropolis it is today. It also has some Irish folklore and African magic in it. “Forever” is easily in my top 5 favorite books of all time. #PeteHamill #Forever

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Just stumbled across this book in a used book store, so I looked it up on Litsy and saw your review. Bought it based on your post! 👍 2y
Lcsmcat I loved this book! It‘s my favorite Hamill. 2y
Isierranichole @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled please let me know what you think!!! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im going to NYC in a few months and I want to read it before I go. Thanks again for your review! 2y
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Lord of the Rings | J R R Tolkien
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This trilogy is easily my favorite book series (I do love The Hobbit but not quite as much). I read these for the first time in high school and read them once a year as an adult. The magic, excitement, and adventure never gets old - even after all these years! #lordoftherings

BookwormAHN The Lord of the Rings is also my favorite and I also reread them quite often 💚 Welcome to Litsy 💚 2y
MinDea We just read all of those + The adventures of Tom Bombadil + The Silmarillion for a huge buddy read called #LOTRChapterADay! It was a first time read for me and ai loved it! 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's the Litsy tips cinfhen mentioned: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ 2y
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TK-421 Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Isierranichole @RaimeyGallant that article was super helpful, thank you! 2y
Isierranichole @BookwormAHN I think ROTK is my favorite of the books with TTW being my favorite of the movies! 2y
BookwormAHN I agree ROTK is the best of the books, for the movies I'm not sure if I like FOTR or TTW more 💚 2y
Andrew65 Great editions. 2y
RaimeyGallant Oh good. :) 2y
Smangela I need to read these still 🙈 but I just borrowed them from a friend so they‘ll be read in 2018! 2y
Isierranichole @Smangela they‘re so with the read! 2y
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