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LaurenMagoo

LaurenMagoo

Joined May 2016

Lover of Literature. laurenamagee.wordpress.com
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Reading with Atticus ❤️

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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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Lockwood's memoir of life as a Catholic Priest's daughter is hilarious, insightful, emotional and engaging. I laughed out loud and learned so much.

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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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Getting in some reading while waiting for my BF to join me for lunch.

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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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Excited to start this poolside today.

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This novel is so unconventional and strange but explains grief in a way I've never seen before. This experimental work of fiction is heartbreaking and comforting at the same time.

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Sweetgirl | Travis Mulhauser
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First of all, I should've saved this book for winter. All the snow and cold based imagery fell flat as I sat by the pool on a hot July day. But I liked the characters, and the fact that Mulhauser kept everyone in a gray area - no one was completely good or bad. I was expecting a thriller, it was more than that but not quite enough for me if that makes sense.

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Sweetgirl | Travis Mulhauser
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"You'll get through what you need to get through."

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This is the most important book of the year, honestly it is probably the most important book in a decade. Thomas gives the Black Lives Matter movement a voice in Starr Carter and gives a realistic and unapologetic portrait of the current epidemic of black men losing their lives to police officers in America. A must read.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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"I didn't know a dead person could be charged in his own murder, you know?"

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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"He's been a cop for as long as Khalil was alive, and I wonder if in some sick twist of fate Khalil was only born for this man to kill." This quote hit me real deep.

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OMG my heart is so full right now. My Summer Santa went above and beyond and sent me the most heartfelt and amazing package! Not only did a get some coveted picks from my TBR but other amazing picks, amazing Bookish goodies and horse pictures and more! Thank you so much Jess, I am at a loss for words on how thankful I am.

JoeStalksBeck Love‼️‼️‼️ 5y
Jess Yay! I'm glad you liked everything. Here's to a wonderful summer. 5y
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It's here!!! I can't wait to open this bad boy! #summersantagoespostal #litsybookexchange #summersolstice

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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While Girl On The Train was more suspenseful, this novel went deeper into human nature and an exploration of women's psyche.

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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It seemed fitting to read this poolside.

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Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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I found this book to be very entertaining and engaging. I personally think it leans more toward a commentary on sexual harassment than being about Startup culture but I enjoyed it.

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It's on it's way! #summersantagoespostal

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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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I'll be honest, I wasn't wowed by the #botm books this month. A Million Junes is way outside my wheelhouse but I decided to give it a shot and I've heard good things about the David Sedaris book as an add on.

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Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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Tuesday Night Reads

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This story is is fascinating and heartbreaking. Such an important book on this ugly part of American history.

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First poolside reading of the summer

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Excited to start my next book

Aswenson It's so good. Could not put it down! 5y
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Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
Mehso-so

I found this thriller to be a great page turner, and I love an unlikeable but fascinating cast of characters - but something just didn't work for me. The ending wasn't satisfying and there is an extremely darkness addressed with sardonic humor that didn't quite work.

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This book is a powerful exploration on grief and resilience. Sandberg weaves her personal street of losing her husband in with research on loss and resilience. I personally found the narrative more compelling but this is a great book on the subject of grief.

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Goodbye Days | Jeff Zentner
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Zentner has outdone himself with this masterpiece on grief and guilt. Carver Briggs lost his three best friends in a car accident that he believes he caused. He wades through grief, retribution, anxiety and depression. This book doesn't skate over a tough issue, it dives deep and is so real and raw. #LitsyAtoZ

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All the hype over this book is completely warranted. This book is funny, heart-wrenching, entertaining and exciting. Nancy Wu is a fantastic narrator. #LitsyAtoZ

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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How amazing is this book? I don't think it could be more amazing. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is my new hero. Everyone shoud read this book.

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This was a very enlightening and entertaining read (in my case listen). Mastromonaco weaves fascinating stories about working in the White House in with entertaining and funny personal anecdotes. Above all she gives great advice to anyone in the workforce.

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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I love it when my #BOTM is delivered ❤❤❤

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Amerikanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"There was something immodest about her modesty: it announced itself."

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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That ending though. I theorized the whole time but I was so wrong.

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Beautifully haunting. A very timely novel written in gorgeous prose.

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Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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Another amazing month of selections at #botm. Startup has been on my TBR all year, and after reading the synopsis of these two, I had to add them.

Reviewsbylola Same box as me! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5y
LaurenMagoo @Reviewsbylola Yay! I was only planning to get Startup, but the other two looked so good that I couldn't resist! 5y
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Noah brings a fascinating look into his childhood in South Africa. He is funny, poignant and entertaining. It did jump around and made it a bit difficult to follow for the time jumps but it was really enjoyable.

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Bubble bath reading 📖 🙂

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Reading on the balcony with Atticus, I love spring! 🐶🌷📚

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Serena | Ron Rash
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Powerful, ruthless, jealous Serena Pemberton leads her husbands logging company in the mountains of North Carolina in the 1930s. She won't let anything or anyone stand in the way of her ambition. An iconic villain in American Lit. #LitsyAtoZ

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Serena | Ron Rash
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Some Tuesday Night reading 😊

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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I've officially finished my first audiobook. It took me a little while to adjust to the narrator's accent but I got roped in pretty quick. A good juicy mystery with a lot of great commentary on relationships, parenting, and domestic violence.

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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I'm kind of in awe of this book. Start reading it for the deep dive into the fascinating world of Indy animation, stay for the gorgeous, epic female friendship. An amazing novel.

kalinichta I finished it about a month ago, and I still miss it. 6y
LaurenMagoo @kalinichta I expected to like it, I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. It will definitely be on my mind all year 6y
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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I love the name of this chapter. I went to college in Louisville and it's still my favorite city.

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Whenever I want to read I give Atticus a bone to keep him busy. It's the only way I can get beyond 2 pages without telling "drop that!" ?

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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My #BOTM shipment came yesterday! I'm so excited, but also a little panicked. I'm so behind, my TBR is getting out of control 😱

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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"My drug of choice at eighteen: the quiet devouring of boys in my head." Same.

kspenmoll 😍❤ 6y
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Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
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Once again, a really tough #BOTM choice. Exit West has been on my TBR, I'm very excited to read it. And I've heard of Dead Letters from @bookriot so intriguing. And finally, after all of the great reviews on Litsy, I had to pick up Behind Her Eyes

Reviewsbylola Great box!! 6y
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I really enjoyed this story surrounding a community family project. A fascinating concept bringing to life the "it takes a village to raise a child" saying. I did feel that the front half of the book was much stronger than the last half.

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Touring Wild Turkey today and came across Gonzo! ❤🥃

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Rainbows End | Vernor Vinge
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Day 24 of #riotgrams the #rainbowbookstack 🌈

britt_brooke 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
Reviewsbylola That's the biggest one I've seen yet! 🌈🌈 6y
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My current read. #botm

Reviewsbylola I'm reading this now and loving it!! 6y
LaurenMagoo @Reviewsbylola Great! I have high hopes for this book, such an intriguing concept. 6y
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