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Kathrin

Kathrin

Joined May 2016

Read! I don't care what you read as long as you read!
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Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon
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100 Years of The Best American Short Stories by Lorrie Moore, Heidi Pitlor
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Children of Dune | Frank Herbert
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Lagoon | Nnedi Okorafor
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Another amazing story by the author. In this book the layering of human accounts and folklore was done a little different then what I remember from der other books. 😍😍😍

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The Secret Chapter | Genevieve Cogman
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I just adore this series... looking forward to the next installment!

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Drowned Country | Emily Tesh
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Quite enjoyable duology available on Scribd.

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Old White Man - An Abritation Attempt

Smart, funny and thought provoking.

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Book 3 in the series and I cannot recommend it enough. It's really that good.

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On my TBR for years. Glad that I finally made it.

Darklunarose I really enjoyed this one when I read it a few years ago. 12mo
Kathrin @Darklunarose I didn't really know what to expect and I was very positively surprised... also to read about the V-Day movement that was sparked by it. 12mo
Darklunarose @Kathrin it‘s amazing what has come from this series of monologues. We have come a long way from the word vagina being blacked out but still have a long way to go! 12mo
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Sprache und Sein | Kbra Gmsay
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Gümüsay's book centralizes how our language forms our surroundings and experience of the world we move in.

This is my first book by the author and I am impressed with how precise her writing is.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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There was a big hype around this book when it was first released and I ignored it. Then last year I read The Vanishing Half with @litsybookclub and immediately put this book on my TBR.

This was awesome, even though it started out slow for me.

Suet624 Great quote. 12mo
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Volume 6 of the Kopp Sisters series in epistolary form.

I very much enjoyed this one. Actually much more than the 5th book.

Set in WWI, it gives an insight of the work of women in the US and in France during the war.

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Last book finished for 2020.

Happy 2021 everyone. 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

PurpleyPumpkin Happy New Year!🎉 13mo
Simona Happy New Year 🥂🍾 13mo
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Dreaming of the Bones | Deborah Crombie
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Some #audiocoloring, but now it's time to get the day started.

Graciouswarriorprincess Beautiful! 13mo
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Mehso-so

I come to see more and more that I don't care much for sci-fi written by men... especially when they wrote it 100 years ago.

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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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While I do not tend to reread books, this sentence still struck a chord with me, because I knew that everything will work out in the end.

Looking forward to our book club discussion tomorrow.

@litsybookclub @tpixie @Daisey @Theresa @Graciouswarriorprincess @Bookworm83

Daisey This struck a chord with me as well, and it made perfect sense as I do love rereading favorites once in a while, especially in times of stress. 13mo
tpixie @Kathrin @Daisey this rang true for me as well!! 💗📚💗 13mo
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Tyll | Daniel Kehlmann
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Mehso-so

Without a decent background of European history of the 17th century, this book just doesn't leave as much of an impression. At least that's how I felt.

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The Trees | Ali Shaw
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Mehso-so

Gorgeous cover... would made a nice watch face. 😃

I really enjoyed the story at times, but it just meandered too much for my taste.

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This book is a lesson in history repeating itself. The above quote does not talk about Trump. Any guesses?

Chrissyreadit Who is it? 13mo
Kathrin @Chrissyreadit McCarthy 12mo
Chrissyreadit That makes so much sense. Of course! Another time we still face repercussions from. 12mo
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Just read in this book that "under God" wasn't added to the pledge of allegiance until the 1950s .. I had to look it up on Wikipedia and sure enough.. and the addition was done out of purely political reasons ... This book is very very dense, but wow does it put American History in a more realistic context.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Mehso-so

Not my cup of tea. It was sweet and at times profound... unfortunately I was more often than not annoyed by the characters and the story construction.

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This was my last dirch effort to connect to Zadie Smith's writing and once again I just don't get it.

This is not a bad collection, it just feels so very uneven to me.

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English Title: 1,000 Coils of Fear, expected publication Nov '21

The narrative jumps from one style and perspective to the next, back and forth on the timeline. It's a very jarring experience to read this book. While it is hard to keep a grasp on the story, the redemption for me lies in how the author breaks down the multilayered trauma of the protagonist.

Heideschrampf Still haven‘t started reading this but looking forward to it now even more! 1y
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Red Pill | Hari Kunzru
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Soooo... I kind of have a hard time understanding the hype about this book. The first half almost felt pointless and then it got better.

A little eerie was to listen to the ending a day before the 2020 election when the last scene of the book was reliving the 2016 election night through the main characters eyes.

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Wilkerson's observation of systemic racism and reconciling the characteristics with a caste system is quite eye opening.

While the US is her primary focus, she also explains the caste system in India and the Nazi Era disregard of humans deemed to be not fitting into the society in Germany.

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Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter | Candis Watts Smith, Tehama Lopez Bunyasi
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I am a little surprised that this book hasn't received more attention. This is a really good overview on the system of racism in this country with some hands on idea to get involved and how to be part of a solution. Very appropriate for HS and college students.

Chrissyreadit I am blown away by the limited understanding of systemic poverty. 1y
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As the author says in the introduction:
THIS IS NOT A BOOK ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. Instead, it is about an immense shift that preceded Trump‘s rise, has profoundly shaped his political party and its priorities, and poses a threat to our democracy that is certain to outlast his presidency.

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Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter | Candis Watts Smith, Tehama Lopez Bunyasi
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I just started this yesterday and I think this is appropriate for high school or college... the book is set-up like a study/ discussion guide. Both of the authors are educators.

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Started this yesterday and will give myself until the end of the year to finish. This one was selected for 1915-1920.

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Mehso-so

So,if you are looking for likeable characters, this is not for you. It was a little off putting for me, but the reason for the so-so rating was the story telling on how some of the details were just so glossed over.

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Ancillary Justice | Ann Leckie
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Around 40% in and I thought I would DNF. Once the two timelines were united, the story really took a turn to the positive for me. I have put the next book in the series on my TBR.

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This was fun!!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩

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Great book to read for the "Indigenous People Day" week.

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Are Prisons Obsolete? | Angela Y. Davis
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🤩🤩🤩🤩

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Oh wow. This story has so many layers and it's amazing to read how Gyasi pulls everything together.

I wasn't really aware what this book was about, but I enjoyed Homegoing so much, that there wasn't a moment of hesitation to pick this one up.

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Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis
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This book, this story surprised me in a good way. It's a story about first contact with extraterrestrial life and about cooperation and compassion.

I already have the next book in the series on my TBR.

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Neat conclusion to the Loyal League Trilogy.

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Beastars, Vol. 1 | Paru Itagaki
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My 1st Manga.

I will definitely continue with the series.

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Tough read, but brilliantly written and insightful.

The quote struck a chord as we are waiting for the Supreme Court Justice nominee to be announced.

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How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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This book is one of the most comprehensive books about racism that I have read so far. It's also really geared towards self reflection.

I think this is a great resource wherever you are on your journey to become an antiracist.

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Eventide | Kent Haruf
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This book is so unassuming. Full of heartbreak, kindness and hope and beautifully written. Set in the fictional rural town of Holt Colorado.

mcctrish I have read 2 in this series and I must get to the third. I love the quiet way he writes 1y
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tpixie Interesting! Yes!! 1y
tpixie That was a great quote and interesting concept! Plexiglass 1y
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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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✅ Snappy Dialogue

✅ British Accent #Audiobook Narration

✅ Fun Historical Facts about London

Just the light and fluffy entertainment that I need right now.

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Story 4 in the #ForwardCollection and the subject matter of genetically engineered human offspring creeped me out so much that I have to give it a pick despite some weaknesses in the second part of the story.

I did not care for "A Gentleman in Moscow", so my expectations were low.

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The Book of Phoenix | Nnedi Okorafor
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It pains me to give a so-so reading to anything by this author, but this story just fell flat for me.

The beginning is strong and engaging but around the middle mark it gets discombobulated.

I very much can recommend "Who Fears Dead", but this prequel can be skipped.

#audiobook

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3rd book starring Kemal Kayankaya, a PI investigating cases in and around Frankfurt, Germany.

Kayankaya is a rough character who doesn't like to be subtle when investigating. Once he is on a case, he is pretty much a blood hound.

These books are solid mysteries that also cover racism towards the children of former guest workers from Turkey who grew up in Germany. The novel is set in the early 1990s.

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Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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Julsmarshall Oof, this really hits home right now, doesn‘t it? 1y
Kathrin @Julsmarshall Indeed. The book is good, but it makes me anxious with everything going on. 1y
Julsmarshall @Kathrin I can see how that would be the case, this is such a challenging time. Hugs! 1y
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An interesting book that sheds light on how Malcom X and MLK influenced each other, their relationship and different approaches to address racial justice.

While reading this, I wondered what they would think about our country now. Yes, much progress has been made, but not enough. Many concerns about protests back then basically sound exactly the same than want is being said on conservative network TV now.

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What a wonderful sweet story!

I don't think this is marketed as YA, but it feels like YA.

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