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Fledgling: A Novel | Octavia E. Butler
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Had to rely on audiobooks on day 2 to get my through #24in48 this time. I was so sleepy! What a great weekend- loved everything I read! Until January 🤠

parttimedomestic Awesome job! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 😎🍾💃🏻😁🥳👍🏻🎉📚👏🏻 5mo
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Postcards From the Edge | Carrie Fisher
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Seventh #24in48 book down and just 2 more hours to go 🤪 I love Carrie Fisher and I had been meaning to read this semi-autobiographical novel. It‘s so interesting to had 80s Hollywood woven in!

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Fifth #24in48 book down and a little over the 16 hour mark. Helen Hoang needs to write more books stat!! So amazing, and I loved the opportunity to read a Romance from a perspective that isn‘t always published 📚

24in48 She has a new one out, The Bride Test! It's great!!! 5mo
Lkardos12 I read that first 😭 so now just have to wait 5mo
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The Sun on My Head: Stories | Geovani Martins
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Short stories for fourth book finished for #24in48. I really liked these stream of consciousness stories from a Brazilian experience not typically written about. Surpassed hour 12, but going to try to push on for a few more hours 😴

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“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” Third book finished in #24in48, nice little break with some poetry! 😪

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The second #24in48 book finished, and nearly at hour 10! It‘s flying by, and I think I‘m just watching between too many books 🤪. This was such a cute read, I loved the familial tall tales and recipes throughout.

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Benediction | Kent Haruf
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First full #24in48 book. Obsessed with the plain and simple writing and timeless small town observations, but oof this one was a bit punch. Level 3 weepy snot bomb the last 30 pages 😭

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Slow going in #24in48, only 3.5 hours through and taking an audiobook break.

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Rogue Protocol | Martha Wells
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When the digital library holds come in right in time for #24in48 🙌🏼😭✨

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Ahimsa | Supriya Kelkar
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My third #24in48tbr!! It‘s a rather ambitious stack, but I‘m hoping the combination of genre, short length, and some #readharder 2019 books will keep me going. Currently planning out snacks and other hermit-y comforts for the weekend 🥰📚

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How👏🏼does👏🏼Mary👏🏼Oliver👏🏼do👏🏼it👏🏼every👏🏼time?

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And that‘s a wrap for my second #24in48! Had to result to true crime to keep me engaged the last 30 min. So far it‘s super creepy and so happy I finally got it from the library waitlist!

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Only one hour left for me this #24in48 and 5th book finished. I loved this intimate look at RGB‘s life and learning about all the badass accomplishments she had even before her Supreme Court appointment 💕✨

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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This is a series that I ZOOMED through in 2018. I received the first book as a gift and got the rest from the library. I love Irene and Kai‘s adventures and hope there are TONS more sequels to come 🥰📚 #24in48 #hour30challenge

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Morte | Robert Repino
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Book 4 finished and hour 14 for #24in48! Loved this sci-fi epic - seriously one of the most unique plot lines I‘ve read.

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Book 3 finished at hour 11 of #24in48. Needed to make myself homemade popcorn to get through this one. Enjoyable poems, but not as accessible naturalism as Mary Oliver.

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Hour 8.5 of #24in48 and second book finished. I‘m not sure I get the hype? I enjoyed the interconnectedness of the stories, but really found the shitty dialogue about women tiring.

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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#24in48 nearly hour 7 for me. Giving my eyes a break with this audiobook (that also fits in with the #readharder 2019 challenge!) 🙌🏼

parttimedomestic Is this for the book by AOC set in space? I‘ve been looking for a good one for that prompt! 10mo
Lkardos12 @parttimedomestic yes! That is the prompt it fits with and it is soooo good. 10mo
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Hour 4 into #24in48 and finished my first book of the weekend! This one was a doozy - the writing was so vivid, I felt like I was right with each character. Strongly recommend.

Sweettartlaura Absolutely one of my favorite books in the past couple years ❤️. Glad you loved it! 10mo
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Only two more sleeps until my second #24in48 Readathon! So excited for the reading ahead. Here is my TBR list... like summer 2018 I‘m expecting it to shift a bit given the weekend mood. Can‘t wait!! 😬

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I haven‘t felt this many feels while reading a graphic novel in a long time. Little kid imagination with crushing reality and ageless-ness of family love and trauma. And the ARTWORK is 🤩

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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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What the heck did I just read?

sprainedbrain 🤣 I had the hardest time rating this weird little book. 1y
Lkardos12 @sprainedbrain absolutely! I didn‘t not like it... but what? 🙃 1y
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And I am DONE with my first #24in48 🤯🥂 powered through 6 physical books and 2.5 audiobooks. Can‘t wait for next time!

Jess7 Wow that‘s ALOT!! 1y
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To Have and Have Not | Ernest Hemingway
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4.5 hours left in #24in48 for me! Just finished this slim Hemingway novel... v dated, especially with the racist undertones throughout 😐

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Girls Like Us | Gail Giles
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It‘s been an audiobook-heavy morning day two of #24in48. One reason I‘ve LOVED the free Audiosync offers the last three summers are the diverse perspectives in easily digestible YA form. This book is no different.

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"A" is for Alibi | Sue Grafton
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Just finished my fourth #24in48 book, coming in at 10.5 hours. Still have a looooot to go. Loved this first in a mystery series. Parts are totally 80s and v dated, but still love me some badass female detectives.

EllanaRose Loved this series as a kid 1y
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Just passing hour 7 of reading for my first #24in48! Feeling low energy so forcing myself to do chores while audiobook-ing 😬📚✨

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Thousand Cranes | Yasunari Kawabata
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First full book finished in #24in48! Just passing the 3 hour mark 😬 I loved this post-war Japanese drama on love, guilt, family history, and tea.

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This was the best true crime book I‘ve ever read, and powerful as there is still so much potential left in the half-finished pieces. At least authorities finally apprehended the GSK suspect two months after this was published, although that doesn‘t lessen the tragedy of the author‘s passing #24in48

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Starting #24in48 early this morning with an audiobook as I get the caffeine ready for the day 😝

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Too ambitious for #24in48 this weekend? I‘m sure going to try with these heavy TBRs! @24in48

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Evidence: Poems | Mary Oliver
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Converted to the church of Mary Oliver. All hail!

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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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It‘s rare that I read a 500+ page book, but this one kept me guessing and speed reading through every chance I had the last two weeks. I loved it all, but felt it ended a bit too abruptly - I want more young Cal prior to Berlin. Told like a fairy tale, but so much better grounded in reality.

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The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
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It‘s been years since I last read Kingsolver and I forgot how beautiful her writing is. I loved this story - it‘s hard to believe it was written in 1988, way ahead of its time for awareness of sexual assault, non traditional families, and immigration. Such a heart-warming read despite the seriousness of its topics 💕

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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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#6 down on @bookriot 2018 #readharder challenge! Loved this book - I felt like I was hiking the AT with the author.

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Perks of Being a Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky
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#GIMMEGIMME coffee stains, water wrinkles, and rounded corners equals a well-loved book. I‘ve reread this YA classic once a year since 2004 ✨💕📚

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Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Just finished #17 on the @bookriot #readharder challenge! Awesome sci-if book with a female protagonist, written by a female author. Loved the world building, mystery/drama, and face paced action in this one!

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Now that I‘m done with grad school I have all the time to read! Can‘t wait to start this one 😬

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😭💕😭💕😭💕😭 just when I think this novella can't get any more lovely.

GA_Bookworm07 Hi. @MinDea said youre looking for a pen pal. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage That was the one paragraph I highlighted in the whole book. 2y
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Red Death | Walter Mosley
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A little red wine with A Red Death. Not a bad Saturday night if I do say so myself 🍷. Who else is obsessed with the Easy Rawlins series? 🙋🏼

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Steppenwolf | Hermann Hesse
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It was almost too cerebral to get through in the beginning, but now it's too weird that I have to finish. Unexpectedly pairing well with all my yoga readings this week.

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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This book is packing a punch. Unflinching. Hard to form words that can compare to Roxane's powerful stories and reflections.

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Lord of Temptation | Lorraine Heath
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So. Heckin. Spicy. Still getting a feel for what types of Romance I like, and I can say Victorian-era spicy sea captain wooing is high on the list ⛵️🌊✨

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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It's hard to find words to compare to the beautiful sentences of this book. So much wrapped into a tiny book with a punch: magical realism, war, relationships, immigrant/refugee experiences...

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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Yet another example of not being let astray by @bookriot. Heartwarming af and so much body positivity. Again these YA reads remind me how much I DO NOT miss high school.

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Panpan

This has been a frustrating read. 2/14 stories are gorgeous and wonderful, telling family and situational minutiae in MA. The other 12 are problematic, mostly with female protagonists... but newsflash, white male writer - FEMALES DON'T SOUND OR THINK HOW YOU WRITE THEM. Maybe the early 1990s was a different time, but it was enraging to read the gender bias and "guilt" over career/non-career choices. What happened to writing from experience?

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Euphoria | Lily King
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Absolutely stunning enmeshment of characters and place. Loosely inspired by Margaret Mead and her relationships while conducting field work in the Pacific in the 1930s. My undergrad cultural anthropologist-self is pining away for the beauty and newness of the field when it was young, and the cultural nuance and sensitivity displayed by the author. 🌿🌾🍃

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Feed | M.T. Anderson
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Didn't realize I was in the mood for a YA sci-fi dystopian, but this was awesome! Great on audio, as the "feed" felt legit.

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Brave Enough | Cheryl Strayed
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Cheryl Strayed 💕💕💕 such words of wisdom.

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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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How can one book say so much without words? Loved this genius artistic look at the immigrant experience 💕