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Jencunnin

Jencunnin

Joined September 2017

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Mistress of Rome | Kate Quinn
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You guys! How have I not heard of Kate Quinn up until now??? I read a blurb about The Huntress and did some research and stumbled on these books and I‘m OBSESSED. So happy it‘s a series.

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Airport wine and thematically appropriate read before jetting off to Barcelona for Thanksgiving. Kristen Newman might be my new hero.

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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I‘ve been in a bit of a reading rut lately, but Lauren Geoff lives in my hometown and was kind enough to write a book about it. I‘m 50 pages in and was not ready for this kind of nostalgia. I‘m loving it so far, it‘s like being home even when I can‘t be.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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This one has been in my TBR for a long time and I am so excited to dive into it. It‘s one of those books I‘ve read about again and again and I can‘t wait to join the party 🎉

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I‘ve been in kind of a reading rut lately. Every time I‘ve tried to pick up something with a more serious theme I get burnt out super fast and just don‘t have the energy to see it through. I think this fun and feminist mystery is just the thing to break my slump!

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Book club read! I‘ve lived in Washington DC for 6 Year‘s now and this book tells a story of the DC before all of the gentrification over the last decade. So crazy to read about all the places I know so well but before they were those places.

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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This is one of those books that the universe put in my way. I bought the $2 ebook without reading the description and felt kind of “ehhhh” about it after I did. So I put it off. For like 6 months. The guilt finally got to me yesterday and I started it. And finished it. Incredibly well written book that simultaneously manages to be real about anxiety and depression but also uplifting. Great YA read. 100% pick.

Richryan52 Welcome to Litsy 1y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Rainy afternoons with a good book and a sweet kitten are the best afternoons. Bonus points if you can color coordinate your cat with your book.

Agnetta You mean lion, I presume? 😻 2y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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So excited for this one! I‘ve left it out in my reading spot to help motivate me to push through my last read. I‘m just two chapters in and already so reluctant every tome I have to put it down - I have a feeling this is going to be one of those books that hits you over the head with all of the reasons you love reading!

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This book has been a *marathon* but just over 100 pages away from finishing this beast. I can already feel it‘s going to be a so-so read, and honestly I‘m not really sure what‘s compelled me to push through - maybe I feel like I‘m letting a story down if I don‘t let it finish what it was saying?

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I love slowly working my way through really long books. The satisfaction of tackling 20 more pages is kind of one of those little joys. Morning reading in bed with a cup of coffee is also the best.

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The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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Friendly suggestion: this isn‘t a book to read home alone after dark. Too bad I can‘t put it down. Guess I‘m just not sleeping tonight?

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"H" is for Homicide | Sue Grafton
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My kindle died on me mid-trip, so now this old copy of H is for Homicide has become my first Sue Grafton. The story is delightfully retro (typewriters! Pay phones! 80s hair cuts!) but has also completely drawn me in - I can‘t put this one down. Any fan of classic police procedural sand cozy mystery series will seriously like this book - and the best news is, there are 24 more book by this author!

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPr
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Tackeling the “book made into a movie” prompt this month. This kind of feels like a cop out, but I love returning to these books when I can and I‘m excited for the opportunity to revisit this one.

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In a world in which conversations about immigration and walls and race are so divisive, this book felt like an exciting piece of modern history. It‘s insight to life on the border and among Mexico‘s drug cartels thrilled at times and dragged at others. Maybe not unlike the lives the book chronicled. I definitely came away with greater perspective about the subject (win) but there were definitely sections that dragged as well.

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Really embracing the “one sitting book” here, but super excited to read this one. It‘s been on my list for a while and the combination of Buzzfeed‘s monthly challenge and @bookriot Read Harder prompt finally led me to go grab it.

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That moment when you find a book so good it busts through your reading slump and makes you wonder how you are going to do anything else until you finish it. Also, yes, I am late to the party, but I‘m glad I‘m getting the book in before the movie comes out.

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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Y‘all I loved Shadow of the Wind as much as the next person, but this is the book the really sold me on Carlos Ruiz Zafón. His writing is is so sharp and the storytelling is magical and foreboding all at once. I guess I‘m going to have to chase down the rest of his books now.

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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a linguistic magician and his books make me want to get myself on the next train the Barcelona.

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Ill Will: A Novel | Dan Chaon
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Cold, grey winter days call for creepy, suspenseful books. And this one is doing the trick.

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In the Woods | Tana French
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Guys, I am very late to the Tana French train, but this moody fall weather has me craving mysteries, so now seems like a great time to dive in. Loved this book, and can‘t wait to read more of her work!

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Work reading can be a drag, but I‘m really enjoying this book on how our moods affect our ability to take in new information and try new things at work. Taking stock of my emotional state when a new project feels challenging helps me be more mindful about how and when I work on something new or take a step back and do work that is less mentally straining.

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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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RaimeyGallant Nice! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Jess7 Welcome! 2y
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