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LaurenAsh
Goldengrove: A Novel | Francine Prose
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In beautiful Miami for our 5th wedding anniversary, and I'm reading about a (fictional!) teenager's tragic death and the grief that ensues for the people that loved her...classic pick, Lauren! 😜

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LaurenAsh
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Relevant, funny, and informative...for instance, if you wear makeup and are tired of giving all your money to men, Erin Gibson has done her research in order to completely switch her traditional makeup loot to products made by women-owned, women-run companies.

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LaurenAsh
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Back from vacation, unpacked...sorta...and in my pajamas for reading and relaxing.

ReadingOver50 Looks interesting 3mo
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LaurenAsh
One Day | David Nicholls
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Devoured most of this book on the beach, finished it in the rental house while it rained outside. Fitting.

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LaurenAsh
One Day | David Nicholls
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Back in the car with my beach read!

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LaurenAsh
A Mercy | Toni Morrison
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Painful, and captivating as Toni Morrison does so well.

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LaurenAsh
A Mercy | Toni Morrison
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My first Toni Morrison in a long time...read Beloved in high school, I think, so really looking forward to picking her back up.

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LaurenAsh
Banishing Verona: A Novel | Margot Livesey
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This was fun!

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LaurenAsh
True Compass: A Memoir | Edward M. Kennedy
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An expansive history of an incredibly long political career, but the chapter The Living Rose, finally, emotionally speaks to the tragedy, grief, despair, and faith of the Kennedy family that the rest of the book shies away from. This single chapter was the human, the brother, the son, the father, the uncle, speaking, not the politician.

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LaurenAsh
True Compass: A Memoir | Edward M. Kennedy
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Checked out the large print "doorstop" edition.

Lindy I used to dislike large print because I couldn‘t scan the text as quickly as I could in regular print. Then my eyes got old and now large print is a blessing. 6mo
LaurenAsh @Lindy Yes! LP is a treat for my eyes, but the length it creates for books makes it feel like I'm not making any progress sometimes. 6mo
Lindy @LaurenAsh Ah, well. I hope you are enjoying the story. 6mo
LaurenAsh Thanks, @Lindy 😁 6mo
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LaurenAsh
A Map of Home | Randa Jarrar
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❤️

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LaurenAsh
Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson
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I told myself I wouldn't drag this book into another month.

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LaurenAsh
Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson
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Coffee/Book/Apple break time

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LaurenAsh
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Rainy drive reading...this book feels like ancient history even though it wasn't THAT long ago, but if you want change, vote, vote, vote. (So...make sure you vote)

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LaurenAsh
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My view for reading this week 😁

RaimeyGallant Beautiful! 11mo
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LaurenAsh
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Goodreads giveaway delivery!

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LaurenAsh
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Birthday gift yesterday from my baby sister; she knows me so well.

DaveGreen7777 Hope you had an awesome birthday, Lauren! 😊🎂🎁🎈🎉 11mo
DivineDiana Wishing you a fabulous year! Books are the best gifts! 🎉📚🎂 11mo
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LaurenAsh
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Funny! Some of the pop culture references were a little old, but who's fault is that, really? I actually enjoyed the stories about Kathy's family more so than the celebrity anecdotes. I remember watching her show, Life on the D-List, back in the day, and her parents were naturally hilarious.

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LaurenAsh
TransAtlantic: A Novel | Colum McCann
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All Hail Dollar Tree!

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LaurenAsh
Travel Writing | Peter Ferry
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Worth it, if just for the last chapter.

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LaurenAsh
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Spent this rainy morning searching and finding the alphabet.

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LaurenAsh
Travel Writing | Peter Ferry
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Unexpected shout out to my Alma Mater!

Mdargusch My husband went there too! 13mo
LaurenAsh Awesome! OU, Oh Yeah! 13mo
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LaurenAsh
Gone So Long | Andre Dubus III
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My week's winnings!

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LaurenAsh
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Part II of my "out of date" memoirs reading theme this year. The 'Ancient' filter is appropriate. ?

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LaurenAsh
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You know how sometimes you read a book at just the right time, or age, in your life? If I had read this book 10 years ago, I wouldn't have understood anything Edwards wrote about in her memoir.

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LaurenAsh
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For whatever reason, the theme of my books this year happens to be "out of date" memoirs ? Currently reading the tagged book and really appreciating her writing style. Don't mind me...I'll just be over here, circa 2008, give or take a few years in either direction.

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LaurenAsh
Townie: A Memoir | Andre Dubus III
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I loved this memoir. I loved House of Sand and Fog when I read it many many years ago. And I'm REALLY excited that he has a new book out later this year!

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Townie: A Memoir | Andre Dubus III
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If this is any indication of this book, I'm going to love the hell out of it...Bruuuuuuce!

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LaurenAsh
Columbine | Dave Cullen
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LaurenAsh
My Booky Wook | Russell Brand
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His hair looks to be the same material as my blanket 😂 Russel Brand is/was pretty insane, but as far as celebrity memoirs go, his is so self-aware which I really appreciate.

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LaurenAsh
Man in the Dark | Paul Auster
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My first Paul Auster!

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LaurenAsh
Lost in Shangri-La | MItchell Zuckoff
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Last book of my #LitsyAtoZ of 2017...I'm a little over deadline, I know. Better late than never!

Mdargusch I liked this book a lot! It was fascinating! 2y
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LaurenAsh
The 5th Wave | Richard Yancey
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Really enjoyed this one, but might sit the rest of the series out based on the many reviews of the second and third books. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterY

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LaurenAsh
The 500 | Matthew Quirk
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It took me FOREVER to finish this and I can‘t blame it on the book...only on the all day sickness because of the baby I‘m expecting in May! Luckily, everything has calmed down, and I can get back to reading and focus on adding a new bookworm to the world! #LitsyAtoZ #LetterQ

SassyBookworm Congratulations on your new addition!! 👶🏼💗💙 2y
LaurenAsh @Chrysta23 Thank you! 2y
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LaurenAsh
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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Took some alone time on my birthday and finished this book! #LitsyAtoZ #LetterW

[DELETED] 3803335244 Happy Birthday! Sorry it was just so-so 😌 2y
LaurenAsh @ForeverNerdy Thank you! I don't get much alone quiet time so actually it was great! 😁 2y
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LaurenAsh
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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Starting this one and eating this cupcake!

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LaurenAsh
Rules of Deception | Christopher Reich
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Going to put the rest of the series on the TBR list! #LitsyAtoZ #LetterR

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LaurenAsh
My Heart Laid Bare | Joyce Carol Oates
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I love my Dollar Tree!

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LaurenAsh
Dirty Girls on Top | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
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A lot of eye-rolling (from me) but some really thoughtful parts, too. It worked for a fluffy, end of summer book. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterV

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LaurenAsh
Black Out | Lisa Unger
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Lisa Unger writes smart thrillers and this one was no exception. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterU

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LaurenAsh
Find Her | Lisa Gardner
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Thank you @bookriot giveaway! Can't wait to read this!

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LaurenAsh
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Interesting! My knowledge of this period of American history is definitely lacking. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterT

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LaurenAsh
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The library book sale has been good to me these last couple of weeks!

Reviewsbylola Loved The Fault in Our Stars. The Beukes is good too! 2y
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LaurenAsh
City of Thieves: A Novel | David Benioff
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More specifically, library book sale haul!

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LaurenAsh
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LaurenAsh
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Took all month to finish this book and it shouldn't have, as I really liked it. I blame busy work days that shorten lunches. ☹️#LitsyAtoZ #LetterO

shawnmooney Oh – this sounds great! Stacked! 2y
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LaurenAsh
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Lucky month of May! These are the books I have won from Goodreads just this month!

Reviewsbylola Wow wow!!! I have horrible luck with GR giveaways. Love the Schumar cover. 2y
DivineDiana You are indeed lucky! 2y
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LaurenAsh
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Jo Nesbo never lets me down. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterN

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LaurenAsh
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April TBR Part 2!