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JackieGreco

JackieGreco

Joined December 2019

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Kind of boring and repetitive

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I loved this story! Such an easy read about the back and forth relationship of two people from high school through college 4/5

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Bailedbailed

So cliche

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Outlawed | Anna North
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I really enjoyed this story about a woman who was unable to conceive and joined a gang of women. It was a fun story 4/5

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Hard Like Water | Yan Lianke
Bailedbailed

Not for me

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I loved this book! Such an easy read. Even though it was a little cheesy that‘s what made it great. It was about a woman who decided she no longer wanted to live and when she was in between lives she went to a library with the infinite parallel universes to her life. 5/5

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The Magician | Colm Toibin
Mehso-so

I thought this story about the writer Thomas Mann was interesting but slightly dry. It was set during the first and second world wars in Germany but focused primarily on Mann. It was a good read but not incredible. 4/5

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In Five Years: A Novel | Rebecca Serle
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This was such a page turner. I thought that the idea of the book was unique and it made me think about the way that I live my own life. 4/5

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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
Mehso-so

I like Colson Whitehead‘s other books but I wasn‘t crazy about this book. I had a hard time getting into it.

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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
Mehso-so

This book has a slow start but was a really capturing ending. The themed of race and religion were a bit overstated and took away from the story. 3/5

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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Meh. Kind of boring single story narrative about a nun who craves power and recognition. 2/5

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This was an exceptional story of a family who faced homelessness in fort Greene, Brooklyn. The work focused on the oldest of the 8 children, Dasani, and her life between the ages of 12 and 18. 5/5

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
Mehso-so

I thought the premise of this story was interesting but it moved a little slow for me. It was a story about the last year of life of a woman in Iceland who was sentenced to death. She spent her year working for a family in the country and then was eventually beheaded.

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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois | Honore Fanonne Jeffers
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I adored this book. This was a novel set around an extended family between former slave owners and those who were enslaved. It was set jn a former plantation in the south. It followed the families pain in discrimination and their joy. I especially love Ailey was became a historian and studied her families history. It was an incredible read. 5/5

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Intimacies | Katie Kitamura
Mehso-so

This was a page turner “thriller” but the ideas in the book were never resolved. I liked the story but am frustrated that so much of it was not tied up.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
Mehso-so

This was a really interesting idea and story, but it just wasn‘t for me. It was fantasy which isn‘t really my style. It was about two magicians that were forced to compete and ended up falling in love.

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Honor | Thrity Umrigar
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I adored this book about the intersection of three peoples lives in India. I found it really interesting to be in the perspective of a journalist covering a story in India about a woman who was nearly burned alive as well as reading her perspective and past. 5/5
This was a fun read novel and would definitely check out some of the authors other books

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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I really enjoyed this book and the history of the personal librarian to JP morgan. She had to hide her true identity as an African American woman in order to rise to such a successful and influential position. 5/5

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Mehso-so

This was a book about the life of a man on the run and his daughter. The father had a dark past and he could never get away from it. It was a fast and mindless read but not the most amazing book. 3/5

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I was really captured by Tove Ditlevsen‘s memoir. She had quite the life experiences growing up poor in Denmark, being a youth in the time leading up to the Second World War, becoming fascinated by becoming a poet, and then becoming addicted to pain medication and trying to be sober again. This was pretty depressing but overall an interesting read. 3/5

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On Juneteenth | Annette Gordon-Reed
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I admire this work greatly. I learned quite a bit about the history of Texas, and considering it was quite an easy read. 4/5

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The Sweetness of Water | Nathan Harris
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I loved this novel about a small town in the post civil war south. The characters were intriguing and different and it was a generally positive story of good triumphing evil. This definitely was a fictional feel good color blind story but I did enjoy the read. 4/5

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A Marvellous Light | Freya Marske
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I really enjoyed the story in this book, it was a great fantasy story. It was a little slow to get into but by the end I had trouble putting it down. It was quite…sexy at times so not a book to recommend!
4/5

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This was a really moving nonfiction book about eviction in Minneapolis. It was well written and kept me engaged even though it was really difficult to read about the difficulties people experience. I found the policy suggestions at the end of the book to be thought provoking and an important read.

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I adored this book. This was the best book I have read in such a long time. It helped me learn about the people‘s republic of China through Ai Weiwei‘s experiences and his fathers. I wish I could read this many times over.

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I adored this book. It was a story about a Native American woman and her experience working at a local book store during the pandemic. This experience brought up a lot from her last and it was an incredible story of resilience and self realization.

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I adored this book. It was an incredible work of historical fiction about Yugoslavia.

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Slammerkin | Emma Donoghue
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Would not recommend. I kept waiting for the main character to develop some complexity and depth but it never happened

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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book but found some stories difficult to follow. Because this was a book of short stories there was one that I didn‘t like and didn‘t understand so I skipped it. Otherwise the stories were enjoyable but I wouldn‘t rush to read another book like this again soon. 3/5

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I loved this story of a witch from Liberia. This was a great story following three main characters and their fight for what it meant to be free. I am interested in learning more about Liberia.

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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This was an incredible fantasy book. I typically don‘t read fantasy but really enjoyed this story of post apocalyptic earth and the division of orogenes and stills. This book had so much depth to it and was a really enjoyable and enrapturing read.

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I really enjoyed this historical fiction about the English women who worked to help communicate and spy during the Second World War on the Germans. 5/5

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The Revisioners | Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
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I really enjoyed this book. The main character had to grapple with her mixed ancestry and try to find her place in all of it while living with her white grandmother. 4/5

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This was a powerful story of three women and their families in the early twentieth century. It showed the disparities of wealth, class, and race amongst the three female narrators. The women shared their strength as mothers. I loved this novel 5/5

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The Committed | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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I think that this series is so interesting and insightful into Vietnamese culture. The main character describes himself as two different minds and understands both sides of the divide in Vietnam. I empathize with the struggle of not understanding your own identity especially when your culture is colonized. 4/5

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Prayers for the Stolen | Jennifer Clement
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I thought that this was an interesting read. I was captivated by the story although I found the writing to be a bit simple and fantastical at times. 4/5

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I love the way that Dalton Conley writes. I like the combination of research and personal experience. I found his parenting philosophy so unusual and interesting-not a typical book on parenting!

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I enjoyed this book about WW2 and the stories of people from all over the world. I liked that it had multiple perspectives, but did find it hard to keep track of all of the names at times. 4/5

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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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I loved this story of a woman who thinks she has it figured out until her younger sister finds her and turns her life upside-down. This beautiful novel is set in India and feels authentic and heartfelt. I would recommend this to anyone who likes historical fiction.

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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I loved this story of three women and their stories of world war 2. This book has me interested in learning more about the women who survived Ravensbrück.

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This book was incredible. I feel like it opened up my understanding of our world and of myself. This is a book that encourages self reflection without forcing it upon you. I think that this is a book that I will think about for a long time and come back to. 5/5

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Honky | Dalton Conley
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This was such an interesting read. A memoir from Dalton Conley about his experience growing up in a largely poor and mostly black and Hispanic neighborhood in New York City. His writing was full of imagery and also informative on his experience. 5/5

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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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This was an eye opening book. I had never thought about abuse in same sex relationships and I think this was important for me to think about. I also really liked the writing style of Machado. It was poetic and clear.

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I liked this book, especially the writing by Alan Cao. I liked that it focused on the relationship of the mother and daughter but really didn‘t like the writing of the daughter. She seemed entitled and it was frustrating to read. 3/5 ⭐️

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The Mountains Sing | Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
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I adored this novel. I was immersed in the multigenerational story of a woman and her granddaughter‘s experience in Vietnam. It was a beautiful and heartbreaking story of love and family. This also made me understand the extraordinarily difficult times in Vietnam during the 20th century.

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That Kind of Mother | Rumaan Alam
Mehso-so

I did not like the way that this book was written. The characters were one dimensional and not easily related to. I forgot that I have read other books by Rumaan Alam and didn‘t like them either.

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Mehso-so

I enjoyed thought this was an interesting story about a woman who lost her child and tried to get away from an abusive husband. The story was a little slow at times.

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The Kindest Lie: A Novel | Nancy Johnson
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I really enjoyed this story. It was about a woman who tried to live with a lie and realized she couldn‘t do it anymore. She traveled to her hometown to find the baby she gave birth to but never knew and had to face all of the things she hadn‘t over the years.

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This was a beautiful and heartbreaking story about the bond between a mother and daughter set in WWII Germany as well as in the United States.

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Libertie: A Novel | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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This was a interesting story about a girl trying to discover who she is under her strong mother and later her husband. This was between a pick and so-so for me because some of the story was a bit unclear and difficult to follow from only Libertie‘s perspective.