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Nitpickyabouttrains

Nitpickyabouttrains

Joined September 2016

"Every heart is made of stories"
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The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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Had an amazing day at #ALA today with @NAM99 . We ran into #alexbracken and walked the floor. I picked up a whole lot of books. Including one cookbook, 17 graphic novels, and 25 books (including the newest ruta sepyas)

Shley9225 I dont see Ruta Septys in your stacks... which one did you get? 2d
Shley9225 Also *jealous* I wanna meet Alexandra Bracken 2d
Nitpickyabouttrains @Shley9225 it‘s Fountains of Silence 2d
jmtrivera !!! 2d
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Tess of the Road | Rachel Hartman
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I read this one because it was on the npr best of list for 2018. Middle grade quest book. Some cool stuff, but overall found it a little slow.

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Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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Les mis in space. I loved this one. I am making one of my book clubs read it so I can talk about it.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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A child is found, miraculously ends up alive, and multiple people think they have a claim to her.

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Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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A mystery in Berlin after wwi and before wwii. Drugs, clubs, emerging fascists. Gritty. It reads like it was translated (which it was) which adds to the tone.

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Love and Ruin: A Novel | Paula McLain
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Martha travels to report on war in Spain in the 1930s. From there she keeps being drawn to battle zones and also Ernest Hemingway?

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The Golden State: A Novel | Lydia Kiesling
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A women takes her infant and runs from her life to the town where her grandmother lived.

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The Bird and the Blade | Megan Bannen
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A retelling of the opera Turnadot retold during the mongol empire. It‘s possible my favorite part of this book was the author note, but not in a bad way.

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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A cool mystery about a murder when a group of friends gets stuck together in a snowed in cut off place.

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We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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Dystopian ya. There is a school where women are trained for one of two roles in society. Obviously, the world needs a rebellion.

Purrsistently Best synopsis I've seen🙌 7d
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My Real Name Is Hanna | Tara Lynn Masih
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Ya historical fiction about wwii.

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A year after a serial killer haunts a town, a teen learns new info and goes investigating.

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Cute volume two of this graphic novel.

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There were a ton of characters in this book, and I am not sure they were all needed. But I liked Fran a lot. And the mystery was pretty cool.

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Song of the Abyss | Makiia Lucier
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I really liked this ya about a map maker. Fantasy. Pirates. Princes.

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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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Magical and historical fiction in one. Really cool story set in the Alhambra.

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Went to the shore in nj with weekend and got some great reading done. This one was a ya about grief and family.

GondorGirl I loved her other book. I'll have to check this one out! 2w
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Cool eerie graphic novel

vivastory Jeff Lemire is quickly becoming one of my favorites, almost on par with Brian Vaughan 3w
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Elendil | Andrea Rose Washington
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I picked up this book at #awesomecon a few months ago. I love buying books from authors. This one was not great at world building, but very readable.

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Sheets | Brenna Thummler
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I read the #freecomicbookday short for this graphic novel and liked it enough to read the full story. It was cool but I found myself a little annoyed with the main villain, mostly because there was an easy out that no one took.

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I really enjoyed this graphic novel. Cool premise. Fun adventure. No gravity.

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To Night Owl From Dogfish | Meg Wolitzer, Holly Goldberg Sloan
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First pool day of the summer here in dc for me. I got some great reading done. Including this cute middle grade about found families.

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A book of personal essays about having schizophrenia. I liked how it started from a scientific place, laying out how diagnosis can work.

Gaylagal2 Good morning Michelle, I was wondering what size tshirt you where? @Nitpickyabouttrains 🤓 3w
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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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A cute middle grade book

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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A family falling apart goes on a road trip.

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This book is sooooo beautiful. It had good information too, but I found myself way more interested in the images. Maps from the real world/history and also from books and stories.

MayJasper I cover this book. 1mo
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The Cassandra | Sharma Shields
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I started out really loving this book about a girl who gets visions, leaves home, and goes to work for the US War effort during wwii. But it took a turn toward the end which I didn‘t think worked?

mcipher I saw this at the library and decided against picking it up - feeling good about that choice right now (especially because I am trying so hard to whittle down my TBR!) 1mo
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Summerland | Michael Chabon
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Alfrazier21 Yay! I‘m so excited 😆 Thank you!! ☀️ 🏖 1mo
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The Aftermath | Rhidian Brook
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Germany after wwii, during reconstruction.

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A super interesting graphic novel about a German woman who looks into the past of her family. She does research, meets people, and learns about her country.

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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America | Kekla Magoon, Jason Reynolds, Dhonielle Clayton, Tracey Baptiste, Brandy Colbert, Justina Ireland, Rita Williams-Garcia, Renée Watson, Lamar Giles, Coe Booth, Varian Johnson, Ibi Zoboi, Nic Stone, Tochi Onyebuchi, Liara Tamani, Jay Coles, Leah Henderson
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Short stories about race and identity. Very varied. I definitely wanted some of them to be full books.

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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A girl goes missing at age 15. Ten years later her mother struggles to move on. A mystery and also a book about insane things.

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Non fiction about Rome from Octavian to Constantine. It was way more then 10 of them. Super interesting.

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The Wartime Sisters: A Novel | Lynda Cohen Loigman
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Historical fiction about two sisters working in an armory during wwii. They don‘t have a past of getting along and they both have secrets.

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The Wolf and the Watchman | Niklas Natt och Dag
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This book was broken up into sections which followed different characters in the story. I did not love the first section, but after that I was hooked. Historical fiction and a mystery.

Tamra I borrowed this from the library when I couldn‘t take my time with it. I do want to get back to it! 1mo
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I am super into this graphic novel series. I already have vol 3 on hold at my library.

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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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This book felt made for me. Historical fiction about female friendships during wwi and the Russian revolution.

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The Backstagers Vol. 1 | James Tynion IV
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I saw this one on #freecomicbookday but decided to get it from the library. Super charming! I am going to keep reading.

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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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I really liked this historical fiction. Also, has anyone else noticed how many books have the backs of two women on them?

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Non fiction about Germany, Europe, and what factors post wwi lead to the political situation in Germany. Extremely interesting. And also terrifying to see how something like this happens and how close it comes to our own political reality.

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I picked this up on #freecomicbookday to support my local store and read it right away. I love the world it was building, the science, and the mystery set up.

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Lumberjanes Vol. 4 | Shannon Watters
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Went to #freecomicbookday with @AlizaApp @jmtrivera and @Merethebookgal and this was our collective haul! (And we also had brunch, which ended up in the pic)

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Superman: Dawnbreaker | Matt de la Peña
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I have liked some of these ya versions of dc characters (Wonder Woman War bringer was awesome). But this book felt repetitive to me. I used to watch Smallville so I felt like I knew young Clark already and I already watched him discover his powers.

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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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I liked this book a lot. The way info was revealed was interesting. It was a little uneven in terms of time passage and how much of the book was spent on which characters.

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American Pop: A Novel | Snowden Wright
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A story of a family, across a few generations. How they gained and lost a fortune.

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Since We Last Spoke | Brenda Rufener
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Two teens with a shared past and tragedy struggle against fighting parents.

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An Awesome Book! | Dallas Clayton
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This is my haul from #awesomecon this weekend in dc. I had such a great time walking around, seeing panels, and hanging out with some littens. I bought all these books from the authors or artists and got to talk to them about their work.

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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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This was a super weird book. Mothers and daughters. But also fantasy lands and magical gingerbread.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I was skeptical of this book going in because of all the hype and because of the format. I ended up finding it very readable. I liked it a lot.

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The Good Son: A Novel | You-Jeong Jeong
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Extremely cool thriller. Unreliable narrator who learns about himself and what happened during a missing time in his memory.

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