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Literaturenut

Literaturenut

Joined September 2016

Feminist. Cookbook enthusiast. Hufflepuff. Technical writer. Bibliowhore: squirreler of books.
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All We Ever Wanted | Emily Giffin
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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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This was a good middle grade book. It provided a good picture into what life is like for a girl in a Muslim country, but ended with an optimistic sense of agency.

#Booked2019 #DiverseMiddleGrade #PopSugarReadingChallenge #TwoWordTitle #42of65 #audiobook

4thhouseontheleft My daughter and I read this together over winter break, we both really liked it. We went out to a Pakistani restaurant afterwards which is now in our rotation of favorite places to eat! 3w
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Headscarves and Hymens | Mona Eltahawy
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4thhouseontheleft That‘s a great title! 3w
Cinfhen Totally agree @4thhouseontheleft and glad to hear it‘s a good read!! 3w
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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#JulyTBR

A friend gifted me Their Eyes Were Watching God and I‘ve been waiting read it for a while. I‘m most looking forward to it.

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I didn‘t get to everything I wanted to read last month. But I did get to squeeze in a Dresden File book.

#June2019 #JuneWrapup #MonthlyWrapup #JuneReads

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 💖📖💖 3w
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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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#Libby hold came in today. #CurrentlyListening

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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Finished Litsy Season Challenge for spring:

7. NIGHT-ORIENTED TITLE
8. CLI-FI
9. INDIGENOUS AUTHOR
10. FEATURES A MUSICIAN
11. SOCIAL MEDIA FOCUS
12. FOOD OR BEVERAGE ON COVER

The Marrow Thieves was my favorite. Very interesting and well developed story. #booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👊🏻♥️📚 3w
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Headscarves and Hymens | Mona Eltahawy
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This was #justforfun and I loved it! #40of65

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I‘ve been wanting to get back to this series for a while! #currentlylistening

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Ripper | Isabel Allende
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Panpan

This was not good. It was so homophobic, transphobic, and misogynistic. It reads like it was written 10 years before it was. On top of that it‘s full of plot holes and boring tropes.

#SocialMediaFocus #Booked2019 #29of65 #audiobook

Cinfhen Wow! How disappointing 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on getting through a book worth panning! 👊🏻♥️📚 1mo
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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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An engaging story with complex characters. Baszile created empathy and understanding for unlikable characters.

#SugarInTheTitle #PopSugarReadingChallenge #38of65 #audiobook

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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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So far I am enjoying this so much more than my first pick for #SugarInTheTitle prompt #CurrentlyListening #audiobook #Libby

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This was very good. Overall it was a good memoir of a punk who also is trans.

#FeaturesAMuscian #BooksForAllies #Booked2019 #WrittenByAMuscian #PopSugarReadingChallenge #36of65 #audiobook

MelissaSue81 I love her band, and thought this book was fantastic. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Way to double up your challenges! 👊🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Nice choice ✅ 1mo
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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15 minutes into this book and I just can‘t. I don‘t often abandoned books. But this one is not for me.

Crazeedi Lately I've been bailing more for some reason... 2mo
gradcat Wow! Well, that was quick! And why not—life‘s too short! 😂 2mo
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Dawn | Octavia E. Butler
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I‘d seen someone say somewhere that they didn‘t care for this book and was prepared to dislike it. So I was even more pleased when I absolutely loved it. I can‘t wait to read the next in the series. Butler‘s Tale is fascinating and the characters are rich and complex.

#SetInSpace #PopSugarReadingChallenge #36of65 #audiobook

tammysue Sounds good to me - stacking! ;) 2mo
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I‘m so excited to read Tranny. It‘s been on my TBR for a while now. #JuneTBR

ShyBookOwl Dawn is one if my favourite books. It was my first sci fi too! 2mo
JackOBotts Looking forward to reading your thoughts about 2mo
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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I didn‘t read as much as I hoped to in May. Hopefully I can catch up in June.

The Marrow Thieves was a clear standout. While the New Jim Crow should be required reading, I absolutely adored The Marrow Thieves. Honorable mention also goes to The Power.

#May2019 #MayWrapup #MayReads #monthlywrapup

PurpleyPumpkin Great reading month!👍🏽 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 💖📚💖 2mo
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Dawn | Octavia E. Butler
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I‘m behind on my TBR for May. I might not be able to finish this today, but I‘m going to hopefully get a least a good chunk of it done! #CurrentlyListening

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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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Overall I enjoyed the story. It is well written. But I found the portrayal of Lily‘s abusive father problematic.

#FoodOnCover #Booked2019 #OneMillionGoodreadsRatings #PopSugarReadingChallenge #35of65 #audiobook

Cinfhen I remember liking this book but I don‘t remember the father 🤪 2mo
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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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What better way to spend this holiday than with a good book. #audible #currentlylistening

allureofbeauty I really enjoyed that book. 2mo
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The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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This was a compelling story with a nice mix of mythology and romance

#AstrologyTermInTitle #PopSugarReadingChallenge #34of65 #audiobook

bookandbedandtea I've owned this book for years but keep forgetting about it. It sounds really good so I'm making a note to actually read it! 2mo
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The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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Starting the new week with a new book! #currentlylistening

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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This was excellent. The story itself was compelling. But the way Alderman flipped societal gender rolls on this head was incredibly interesting.

#MCWithASuperPower #PopSugarReadingChallenge #32of65 #audiobook

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Spending the afternoon cooking and listening to this childhood favorite. #currentlylistening

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Spent Mother‘s Day planting our first vegetable garden.

hgrimes I love the stone bed! Was it hard to do? 2mo
Literaturenut @hgrimes My husband built it for me. He used to do landscaping. I don‘t know that it was hard, but there is some skill to it. You have to measure and trench it and then level each stone and hammer it in place. (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi Very nice!! 2mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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This #Libby hold came in a month early. Woohoo! #currentlylistening

DebinHawaii I really enjoyed this one! 📚👍 2mo
ButtBarn Libby is great!! 3w
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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This book was so moving and powerful. There wasn‘t a single piece of it that I didn‘t love. Dimaline‘s writing is beautiful and the story was so gripping.

#IndigenousAuthor #Booked2019 #31of65 #audiobook

Cinfhen This one sounds great 👍🏻 I see I‘ve previously stacked, so thanks for putting it back on my radar 😊 2mo
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This book should be required reading for all Americans. There were so many things I knew, but to have the pieces all connected was a profoundly eye opening read.

#BooksForAllies #InspiredACommonPhrase #PopSugarReadingChallenge #30of65 #audiobook

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Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression | Jana Evans Braziel, Kathleen LeBesco
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Sunday brunch and a book

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I‘m only about a tenth of the way into this book and it is so mind blowing. #currentlylistening

Samplergal Mandatory reading. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I felt the same way when I read it, and I still think about it and reference it often! 3mo
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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Eleanor and Park was a touching story about first love. #LocalAuthor #29of65 #audiobook

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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Eleanor and Park was a touching story about first love. #LocalAuthor #29of65 #audiobook

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Nessavamusic ❤️this book! 3mo
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Dawn | Octavia E. Butler
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#MayTBR I‘m most excited about Dawn. I‘ve never read any Octavia Butler, but I‘ve wanted to for ages.

4thhouseontheleft I liked Dawn, but it is a weird book, and I didn‘t enjoy it as much as some of her other books. 3mo
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The Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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This month was full of amazing books. The Gilded Wolves was an unanticipated entering book.

#April2019 #AprilWrapup #AprilReads #monthlywrapup

Crazeedi Nice! 3mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 Great job! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Excellent reading! 📖💖 3mo
Reagan-reads Oryx and Crake is the best! I love that trilogy.
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This was everything I wanted it to be. She is amazing and so much of this book resonated with me as a woman.

#RecommenededByACeleb #PopSugarReadingChallenge #28of65 #audiobook

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Wow. This was eye opening. It should be required reading. The affordable housing crisis is a serious problem. I read this for the now defunct #SocialAwarenessBookClub, and I am so glad that is did.

#SABC #27of65 #audiobook

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My Libby hold came in. #currentlylistening

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Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression | Jana Evans Braziel, Kathleen LeBesco
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From a choose your own adventure romance novel to an academic collection of essays about weight. What can I say I like variety.

I‘m also a huge nerd and I like that this reminds me of college. I‘m pretty sure it‘s been used in college courses many times.

#CurrentlyReading

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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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This was so much fun. I liked that it was a little tongue in cheek. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

#ChooseYourOwnAdventure #PopSugarReadingChallenge #26of65

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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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What do you do when you‘re on a business trip (no kids) and you finish a romance novel? That‘s right, you start a new one.

I‘m very curious about the choose your own adventure aspect.

#CurrentlyReading

JSW I loved this one, and it pokes gentle fun at the genre. 3mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian This was one of my fav books last year! So hilarious! 3mo
BennettBookworm How intriguing! 3mo
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This was so much fun. If you romance novels and lesbian pirates, you‘ll like this.

#MeantToReadIn2018 #PopSugarReadingChallenge #25of65

Clare-Dragonfly I don‘t necessarily like romance novels… but who can say no to lesbian pirates?! 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Finalllllllyyyyy 😍

#CurrentlyListening

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Another fun one of this series. Not as good as The Mask of the Black Tulip, but enjoyable.

#NightOrientedTitle #Booked2019 #PlantInTitle #PopSugarReadingChallenge #24of65 #audiobooks

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Always excited to read a Pink Carnation book. And a challenge prompt to boot! #CurrentlyListening

smilingshelves I just finished this one a couple days ago. This series is so much fun! 3mo
booksandsympathy I love this series. I was so sad when it ended. I had to go get one of my favorites from the library so I could move on to other books afterwards. 3mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Chilling dystopian novel. Once again Margaret Atwood creates a future that is terrifying, and yet within reach of our own future possibilities.

#CLIFI #Booked2019 #PopSugarReading Challenge #23of65 #audiobook

Cinfhen Mixed opinions on Litsy so happy to see a pick!! 3mo
rwmg I loved it and the others on the trilogy are even better 3mo
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I‘m going on a overnight business trip, so of course I‘m bringing two book. #wishfulthinking #ihavetowork

TheSpineView You must be prepared! 3mo
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The Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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For a book chosen solely for the cover, this was an unexpected treat. I enjoyed the diverse group of characters in a YA alternate steampunk history. I‘ll be continuing this series for sure.

#ChosenBasedOnTheCover #22of65 #audiobook

tammysue Beautiful cover 🖤 3mo
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