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Nitpickyabouttrains

Nitpickyabouttrains

Joined September 2016

"Every heart is made of stories"
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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The story of a man, who starts his life as a slave. The Underground Railroad. Remembering the past. And maybe a little magic.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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A brother and sister, their bond, the house they grew up in, and what happens when they don‘t live there anymore.

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I really liked the first few short stories. Roth is great at adding technology or magic to the existing world. But the last two stories were set in the carve the mark world, which I did not care for.

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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The wife of frank Baum remembers her past while trying to look out for Judy garland as the wizard of oz is made into a movie.

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Super cute romance novel set in a ren faire in Maryland. A little predictable but very fun.

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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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A woman lives a tough life which brings her into the sphere of many interesting people. Historical fiction about how a small life can effect change.

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Not the book I thought I was going to read. A murder case. Harper lee covered it. Talks about her life, her friendships. And what may have happened to this story.

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Written in the Stars | Aisha Saeed
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A teen dates behind her parents back. When they find out, they take her to their home country and arrange a marriage for her. Modern but feels set in the past. It‘s amazing that this sort of thing can still happen to women.

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Witchworld | Emma Fischel
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Sent out my #basicwitchswap #bws today. Keep an eye out @Kshakal

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Mostly Dead Things | Kristen Arnett
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A women takes over for her father‘s business doing taxidermy. She has to deal with her mother going through a crisis, her love life, her brother, and more.

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Historical fiction about the kinder transport. Following children and also the woman who helped save them.

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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This was my first prep book for #yallfest this year. I liked it a lot. Creepy and tonal. It released information slowly and built tension well. A group of girls gets sick/powers and live in isolation.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Last night at book club @NAM99 and I made pumpkin bombs for everyone. After reading about them In this book we had to give it a try. Huge success.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I liked this book. Was it Handmaid‘s Tale? No. But it was good speculative fiction which reflected back the horrors of our world.

azulaco That‘s how I felt about it too. Liked it a lot, solid offering, worthwhile read. 1w
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Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Went on an amazing #LibraryAdventure today with @jmtrivera and @Merethebookgal . We went to three libraries (I got two new library cards). And we may have stopped at a winery along the way.

jmtrivera Best field trip ever! 📚🥂 2w
Merethebookgal So much fun! 2w
SW-T Sounds lovely 😊 2w
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This was a book club book, but I was excited. Nonfiction about women who worked for the English government before d-day and after. It was strangle familiar, I think because I read a another book about the same people (code name: lise).

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The Doll Factory: A Novel | Elizabeth Macneal
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Historical fiction. A girl who works painting dolls meets an artist who is taken with her. Another man, more sinister, also takes notice of her.

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The Most Dangerous Thing | Laura Lippman
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This was my third Laura Lippman and I am super into her writing. I love how Baltimore centric it is.

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Maybe This Time | Kasie West
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A cute ya romance about a girl who meets up with a boy she thinks she hates a few times a year, and during those meetings learns more about him and also how her first impression was wrong.

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Hurston is a powerful woman who interviews people to learn about unreported on cultures. There was a lot of introduction to this book, to set the scene and put everything in context.

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Hello Girls | Brittany Cavallaro
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For a ya, this one ended up being much darker then I would have guessed. Two friends are both having a tough time in their family lives, and it all comes to a head at once.

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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I read this book in less then a day. I love rainbow Rowell. I love Simon snow and baz. This book was made for me.

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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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I really liked this book. A young woman looking to find her way in the literary world. She takes a summer job. She meets some men. She learns about herself.

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Housegirl: A Novel | Michael Donkor
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A girl gets taken from the house she works in and moved to London to befriend a teen. Her life grows and changes as she is exposed to the world.

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The Lies They Tell | Gillian French
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After a tragedy in a small town, a teen deals with the accusations toward her father and her attraction to the son of the dead. She feels her life would change if she could just solve the mystery.

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Another audiobook for me. This one was recollections and histories of children during ww2. Specifically in Russia and areas under Russian rule. Some stories were very short, others longer. Some more terrible then others, in terms of things witnessed. Though they were told by older folks, they were memories of childhood.

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I did this as an audiobook. It was pretty quick, a talk she has given before. Powerful and meaningful.

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Year of the Monkey | Patti Smith
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So excited to see Patti Smith tonight!

hermyknee Oooh nice!!!! 3w
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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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A great story about a family. The daughters of a family all grow up into totally different people with their own issues. Even the most perfect seeming relationship has its troubles.

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Shiny Broken Pieces: A Tiny Pretty Things Novel | Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
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I read this one a while ago but am behind on posting. It was just as great as the first one. I am so into these gossip girl meets center stage books. Also thrilled by the read along notes from @jmtrivera

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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This graphic novel was soooo cute. A great story. Great setting. All the fall feels.

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Nonfiction about the mosquito, how it can spread disease, and how it has altered the course of human history.

keithmalek I just finished reading a book that you might like called "Bitten" by Kris Newby. It's about how lyme disease was created as a biological weapon. 4w
Nitpickyabouttrains @keithmalek ohhh that does sound good. Thanks for the rec! 4w
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A child in India during wwii and then grown up. He learns new things about his mother and what happened when he was a kid.

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Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love | Anna-Marie McLemore, Sangu Mandanna, Phoebe North, Adi Alsaid, Rin Chupeco, Elsie Chapman, Caroline Tung Richmond, Sandhya Menon, Karuna Riazi, S. K. Ali, Jay Coles, Rebecca Roanhorse, Sara Farzian
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Short stories by different authors all set in the same world, in the same neighborhood of a city. I didn‘t really get into the world, how it all ties together. It felt loose and a little sloppy, trying to tie it all together.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This book was amazing. Wow. Timelines and alternative histories. Great characters. I loved this one. Crouch rocks at sci-fi.

Butterflyamore I‘m reading it now while thinking, “This book is amazing.” It‘s like you read my thoughts. 😂 1mo
Nitpickyabouttrains @Butterflyamore I could not put it down 1mo
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A ya graphic novel about a boy who makes friends with a dinosaur. No one in his group believes it‘s real, and when they do they react in fear.

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I love books about three sisters. And also historical fiction. And also books about witches. So this was right up my alley. I also love how much the name of the author sounds like a witch name too.

NAM99 That author‘s name sounds like a deliberate pseudonym 1mo
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I have been reading this book in fits and starts literally since the day after it came out. I love pierce brown, but he writes a dense book. This was was huge, with wall to wall action and fighting. It took me a while to get back into the universe, characters, and action. But once I did I was all in.

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A Jewish refugee in Shanghai during wwii. An interesting look at a part of the war that is not usually focused on. Plus the normal historical fiction sort of drama.

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Super cute graphic novel. A little bit of a horror element. Suee starts a new school. Her shadow starts talking to her, while the shadows of other kids disappear.

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Nina finds out she has family she never knew about. She tries to get out more and meet people. She has always been shy and feels much more comfortable with books.

Nute I can't wait to read this! 4w
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In the lead up to the wedding of the oldest sibling, a family deals with many issues. The town, the family, guest, and even the house, all go wrong as they are wont to do.

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I love Ben folds. I went into this book excited. And it was totally worth it. I did it as an audiobook and Ben reads and also plays piano and even sings sometimes.

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Cheshire Crossing | Andy Weir
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I loved this graphic novel. Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy can all travel to other worlds. But their world thinks they are crazy. What happens when they meet.

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The Last Year of the War | Susan Meissner
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A girl of Japanese decent and a girl of German decent meet in a us internment camp. They both get repatriated.

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Historical fiction. A woman finds out her grandfather left her property she didn‘t know he owned. She and her brother go to visit it and while there she learns about her past.

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Non fiction about a bootlegger, his wife, corruption, and murder. I didn‘t already know the facts of this very old case, so I enjoyed being surprised by what happened.

Mdargusch I tried to start this the other day and I couldn't get into it. Did you find it dry? 1mo
Nitpickyabouttrains @Mdargusch it did take me a while to get into. Mostly because there is so much scene setting and background. I did it as an audiobook and I think that helped. 1mo
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I loved this mystery. I am all in on Laura Lippman.

Hazel0303 Totally agree. This was so good. 1mo
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Backstagers Vol. 3 | James Tynion IV, Sam Johns
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Super cute! This was a collection of holiday stories and shorts related to the main story. Charming as ever.

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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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I went into this book thinking it was a romance with a character on the spectrum. But at some point it turned into something else, bigger. More of a historical fiction of the early 2000s? I ended up liking it a lot.