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I loved a lot about Joan Ashby. Chasing babies has had me in a reading rut but this held my interest all the way through - 500+ pages. I didn't love the excerpts that were supposed to be her own stories, but other than that it was so good.

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To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts: Stories | Caitlin Hamilton Summie
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After seeing so many raves for this short story collection, I think my expectations were too high. I thought these were good stories, but overall I didn't LOVE the collection like I've loved some other.

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One Good Mama Bone | Brenda McClain
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Something about this one struck me just right. A little slow in the beginning, but so great.

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I didn't know what I didn't know about North Korea. LOVED this collection of short stories, the first thing to come out of communist North Korea.

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Ghachar Ghochar | Vivek Shanbhag
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Really liking this tiny novel. 30 pages in and 25% done!

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Half of these stories I'm loving, half of them make me feel like I need to shower.

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'That's the nature of loss, he said, and lifted his head and looked at his grandson. You are both lessened and left behind. There's nothing to be done but the work that's been given, so the part of you that's lessened doesn't become lost as well.'

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4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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I've missed you, Paul Auster.

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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My fave sales rep dropped off a box of galleys...no idea where to start, some of these weren't on my radar.

Well-ReadNeck Ooooh, the bottom three were all on my coming soon list. 3y
Litpicks @Well-ReadNeck that's so nice to hear! I'll start with one of those. 3y
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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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I thought this was really boring. I'm worried I'm missing something since so many people are liking it, but gosh I was not that impressed. It was a compelling read, I finished it quickly, it just wasn't very satisfying.

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I thought this was OK good. I was into it enough to keep reading, every now and then I'd lose a little interest and then get sucked back in by the awesome dialogue. Story of a young boy whose immigrant mother leaves home one day and never returns. His story, his mothers..it was good. Easy sell to book clubs when it comes out in paperback in, oh, 2018 or thereabouts.

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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There are all kinds of crazy in this novel, and gosh did I love it! Super atmospheric, haunting and perfectly written. I like it even more because of how much it frustrated my boss, no neatly tied plot lines in this one!

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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First 5 star book of 2017! Gosh I loved this amazing mix of Kavalier/Clay and maybe a little Glass Castle? Can't quite figure out who it feels like, maybe just its glorious self.

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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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SO excited for this nap-time read! He's one of my favorites.

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In the Land of Armadillos: Stories | Helen Maryles Shankman
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Just rereading our favorite books of the year! If you missed In the Land of Armadillos, you are missing out! It's a masterpiece.

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Be Frank With Me: A Novel | Julia Claiborne Johnson
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I can't decide if I believe this statement or not!

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Thunderstruck & Other Stories | Elizabeth McCracken
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Completely loving 'Juliet' - so impressed with @penguinrandomhouse and their Season of Stories!

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Amazing! I can't think of a person I know who wouldn't love this.

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I'm loving this one so much - trying to sneak pages.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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This is what an hour away from my family looks like. Pure heaven! #teamKaz

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Making the most of the babies' naps!

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100 pages in and thinking of quitting....does it get GREAT?

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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I loved this! John Irving with a touch of Christopher Moore. Perfect family saga for election season.

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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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'They're never far from us, you know.' 'Who?' I asked. 'The dead. No more'n a breath. You let that last one go and you're with them again.'

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Just what I needed to hear/see today!

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Tuesday Nights in 1980 | Molly Prentiss
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2nd book on my Best of 2016 list! So amazing.

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Circus Mirandus | Cassie Beasley
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The BEST thing I read last year - recommend for anyone who liked The Night Circus. And everyone who thought they'd like The Night Circus and didn't.

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Our current favorite...

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Smoke | Dan Vyleta
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