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Karissa

Karissa

Joined January 2016

Books are my favorite thing to eat.
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Karissa

I'm reading this because my little sister said she loved it

BooksForEmpathy It is SO good!! 4y
EpicReads I loved this book! 4y
hassan4 Hi 2y
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Karissa
Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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This book, of how trauma and suffering happens and is passed on, broke my heart and made me weep in its last pages. Difficult and beautiful. I'm so glad this book exists in the world.

Cinfhen Beautifully written, strong debut but something about the ending bothered me. Still worth the read! 4y
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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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Just started this but it is very very good. (Sorry for the jpg but ebooks do not make compelling pictures)

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We Love You, Charlie Freeman | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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Gorgeous. Heartbreaking. On language and race and loneliness and who we are and how we are or are not seen. With a chimp thrown in. Must read.

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We Love You, Charlie Freeman | Kaitlyn Greenidge

What I envy is not their skin but their insouciance. I envy the freedom to sin with only a little bit of consequence, to commit on selfish act and not have it mean the downfall of my entire people.

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Karissa
We Love You, Charlie Freeman | Kaitlyn Greenidge

Finally getting time to read Kaitlyn's forthcoming book... On my ereader in PDF. Available in hardcover in March !

Karissa Ok my iPhone won't let me take any more pictures so boring picture of my ereader will not happen. 4y
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A Beautiful Truth | Colin McAdam
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This little known book was my favorite book of 2014. It's beautifully wrought, complete with made up ape language that is the real gem. The main character, an ape, becomes devastatingly human. it deserves more attention than its gotten.

tkmadden Added to my stack! 4y
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Karissa
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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This was the best and worst book I've ever read. I read 700 pages in three sleepless nights and I was broken afterwards. It made me want to love myself more. It made me want to love others more. It was triggering and awful and absolutely necessary.

tkmadden Gah, I need to go back to this book. I read it in the hospital by my dad's side so I have all sorts of #feelings about completing it 4y
kgriffith This sounds exactly like my coworker's experience of this book. It's waiting for me, but I think I need summer sun and warmer temps to handle something this impactful. 4y
MyBookLife I am reading it now, but I am just in the beginning. I had no idea before litsy that it is such a sad read, but by then I had already started reading, so now I just hope I can handle it.. 4y
Casmt I gave this to my Mum for Mother's Day 😭 4y
Suet624 This is a great review. What touched me so much was that he was so loved and he just couldn't experience it. 3y
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Karissa
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My favorite book of 2014. Broke my heart. Moved me. Told a story that felt like mine, in the way I live my life.

tkmadden gahh I am so excited to read this! ❤️ 4y
Karissa Omg I can't believe you haven't yet!! 4y
Karissa Also can you please explain to be the diff between the review and the blurb 4y
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tkmadden @Karissa Review requires a rating and is usually done once you finish the book, a Blurb can be anything at all (This is what I'm reading, this is an event I'm hosting, can somebody recommend x, y, z, this is how I'm feeling about a book so far) 4y
CherylRussell This is one of those books that stays with you long after you've finished it. 4y
jessberk13 I just got this from the BookOutlet sale. Can't wait to start it. 4y
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