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OneLitChick

Joined June 2016

I blog about books, but who doesn't? www.onelitchick.com
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Simply stated, There There is a story about 12 urban Native Americans, struggling with identity and place, en route to an Oakland Powwow. But there‘s nothing simple about this debut that beautifully intertwines history, family, violence, truth, and story to a shattering conclusion. It‘s a marvelously architected story. And it‘s an important glimpse from a new literary voice that sheds light on people that rarely get to share theirs.

4.16 Stars

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Americana | Don DeLillo
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BkClubCare Oh! The History Of Love... a favorite 1y
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My favorite Monday of the Month!
Average Grade: A
#BookClub #BookLove #BookBabes #SmartWomenReadBooks

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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“New York is a city of 8 million people, approximately 7 million of them will be furious when they hear you were in town and didn‘t meet them for an expensive dinner, 5 million furious you didn‘t visit their new baby, 3 million furious you didn‘t see their new show, 1 million furious you didn‘t call for sex, but only five actually available to meet you. It is completely reasonable to call none of them.”

#SundaySentences #CurrentlyReading

Cinfhen Love this 😍 2y
OneLitChick @Cinfhen I‘m still early in, but signs are good! 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve only seen good reviews!!But that sentence really makes me want to read this sooner than later💟 (edited) 2y
emilyhaldi Agree 💯❗️❗️❗️ @Cinfhen 2y
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War That Saved My Life | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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When your son offers to read a book with you after his next round of Fortnite...

#StopDropAndRead #AlternatingChapters #BoyMom #RaisingAGamerThatAlsoReads

auntie_jenn i bought this for my nephew and he passed it back to me with 👍🏻👍🏻. it‘s in my pile 2y
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Screen siren Evelyn Hugo is entering her twilight season with a bang: a Christie‘s auction of her most stunning red-carpet gowns and a cover feature with Vivant Magazine. Vivant is thrilled, until its learned the only way Hugo will talk, is if the feature is done by rookie writer Monique Grant. Hmmmm.

Reid has written a book with enough intrigue to keep you up well past your bed time.

#VacationRead #SummerBooks

Lovesbooks87 Loved Evelyn. The authors other books were just as amazing! 💚💚💚 2y
OneLitChick @lovesbooks87 yay! This was my first by her and definitely want to read more of her stuff! 2y
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A book about books? And it‘s a memoir? Twist my arm! #CurrentlyReading

Pruzy I really enjoyed it! 2y
RaimeyGallant Sounds rough. ;) 2y
OneLitChick @Pruzy Yay! Just started it! 2y
OneLitChick @RaimeyGallant IKR? 😂😂😂 2y
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My favorite Monday of the Month!

Average Grade: B

#BookBabes #BookClub #BookLove #SmartWomenReadBooks

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Touch | Adania Shibli
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Shibli has written a beautiful novella that centers around a little girl, known only as "little girl", the youngest of eight Pakistani children. She tells stories of the little girl and her experiences with life, death, learning to read, love, and more. The passages are some of the most beautiful I‘ve read. I am not sure I understand all that Shibli was trying to convey, but she (and translator Haydar) seduced me with their words. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Why do you have to read NOW, mom?

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Multiple Choice | Alejandro Zambra
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Zambra packs a punch following a standardized test format while covering relationships, academics, politics, and Chilean life. Engaging, funny, sad, and absurd. Despite the style, I‘n not sure it‘ll stick with me... much like the info I crammed before an exam. But, it does inspire me to ask: After reading this write up, do you think I will:

A. Not read anything else by Zambra
B. Trade it
C. Read more by Zambra
D. C. The answer is always C.

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Multiple Choice | Alejandro Zambra
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An evening with no plans means I plan to read. #HomemadeLondonFog #CurrentlyReading

RealLifeReading Great cover! 2y
OneLitChick @RealLifeReading Right? It‘s super clever... 2y
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That Month in Tuscany | Inglath Cooper
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Lizzy plans an Italian getaway for their 20th anniversary, when cheater hubs Ty says work must keep him home. Lizzy goes anyway and meets rockstar-on-hiatus Ren Sawyer. Lizzy and Ren hit it off. Of course Ty goes to Italy. And of course Ren and Ty duke it out. And then a ridiculous storyline forces Lizzy and Ty back to reality. Will Ty and Lizzy work things out? What about the Rocker with a heart of gold but a sketchy past? Who knows? Who cares?

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CC de Poitiers is despicable. No one likes her—not even her daughter, husband, or side piece. When CC‘s murdered in plain sight while at a curling match, figuring out how and who is impossible. Unless you are Armand Gamache, Homicide Chief of the Surete du Quebec. I devoured it and adored hearing Ralph Cosham narrate. He was like the French Papa I never had telling me a clever bedtime story about murder in the snow-capped village of Three Pines.

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Holy Cow: A Novel | David Duchovny
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What the what?!?! This is amazing! I‘m not on here as much as I would like, but I love it when I am. This is such a great, smart, funny, supportive, and all-around awesome community. Happy Reading Littens!

RiotMom Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Jess7 🎉🎉 2y
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
Eggs Congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Eleanor is a different bird. Thirty years old, she lives a life built on routine: boring job, weekly calls with her mum, Friday stops at Tesco for pizza and vodka, and holing up for the weekend. She‘s judgy, snarky, and off-putting. So is she just a crank? Just a bitter biddy? Nope. Once you peel away the layers, she‘s more complex than that. By the end, I was cheering for Eleanor and I think you will too.

P.S. The audio version is great.

Libby1 I agree! Great review. 2y
OneLitChick @Libby1 Thanks! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto The audio version is great! Listening now and loving it. 2y
OneLitChick @Ashley_Nicoletto 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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The Power is a futuristic tale about girls‘ ability to electrocute boys. This creates a shift placing females in charge. Sounds like Girl Power, amirite? Nope. It's about what power means and how it‘s used/abused. It stars Roxy, a crime family‘s daughter who wants to avenge her mom‘s death; Allie, an escapee of an abusive foster home; Margot, a ladder-climbing politico; and Tunde, an opportunistic Nigerian media rookie. Oh! Audio version is DOPE!

GirlMeetsBook So excited to hear that the audio was dope. I just started it and I was slightly confused with the beginning letters... but I‘m sticking through since I convinced my book club to read it! 2y
OneLitChick @GirlMeetsBook Totally stick with it and report back! 2y
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Q and A | Vikas Swarup
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Literary fiction AND Historical fiction
Mystery
Memoir
Humor
Neither
Self-Help
Young Adult
Young Adult Non-Fiction
Essay Collection
Science/Technology
Comic/Graphic Novel
Classic Retelling

#GenreThisOrThat
#Fun
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EllieDottie 🤗 🤗 🤗 2y
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Power | Naomi Alderman
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Eggs Oh all those windows! I love it! 2y
OneLitChick @Eggs I know! So dreamy! 2y
Cinfhen I love your reading spot 💕💕💕 1y
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This brief biography is a great primer on our second-appointed female Supreme Court Justice. I was impressed to learn of her rise to our highest court and her commitment to equality of all. She has been a part of a number of important cases, as both a lawyer and a judge that enable us to continue enjoying many of the freedoms we all enjoy. And she doesn‘t appear to be stopping. Let‘s hope she continues well through this administration.

4 Stars

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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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Can I still play even though it‘s Sunday?

1. Dark Chocolate Chip with Dried Cranberries or my mom‘s Applesauce Cookies

2. Traveling!

3. It will be 40 for sure—maybe 41

4. Elf all the way

5. Sleep and reading time

@jesshowbooks #FriYAYintro

CouronneDhiver Of course! 😎 2y
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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@erinreads is hosting an AMAZY giveaway where you could get one of her favorite 2017 reads! Check out her page and enter by 12/29!

I am interested in reading both of these books because I feel like almost everyone has read them but me. I also feel like everything I‘ve read about what people have said about reading them has been great. Keeping my fingers crossed…

Thanks for your awesome generosity @erinreads !!!

emilyhaldi Both of these books are 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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How fun is this?!?!

Than you @Cinfhen for the chance to participate in your awesome giveaway!

@Cinfhen
#PickPanBailSoSo

Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m sooo enjoying these posts!!! One Littens pick is another Littens bail 😜 (edited) 2y
OneLitChick @Cinfhen I know, right? love it! Lol 2y
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Lazy Christmas Eve Eve

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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The great-great-great grandkids of Sherlock Holmes & Watson are attending a CT boarding school when a loathsome classmate is murdered. Charlotte Holmes and James Watson have only just met when the student both are connected to mysteriously ends up dead. The two become suspects who must work together to solve the crime and clear their names. The book is a fun romp of students behaving badly, while loosely following a classic Sherlock Holmes story.

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The Hiding Place | Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill
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Booksnchill Wow I remember reading this with my grandmother years ago- I had forgotten about her❤️ 2y
OneLitChick @Booksnchill I‘m embarrassed to just now be getting to it… 2y
Booksnchill @Onelitchick ( love the handle!) when was this published? In the 70s? 2y
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OneLitChick @Booksnchill yours is great too! 1971. I‘m reading it for a challenge that involves reading a book that was published the year you were born. 2y
Booksnchill @OnelitChick I remember I enjoyed it but it might just have been reading with my grandma- alas, I was 8 so a touch older 😏 2y
OneLitChick @Booksnchill I‘m glad you have fond memories of it and your grandma! 2y
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The Bennett Family is full of daughters of marrying age and Mama B. is working 24/7 make sure it happens. Key to the story is Elizabeth, who is immediately taken with Mr. Darcy (as are her sisters) at a party where the Bennett women are set to meet potential suitors. But that quickly changes when Darcy‘s pompous attitude leaves them all less than impressed. More suitors follow. Then gossip and drama and a tidy ending. Rosamund is a dream narrator!

Nute I just watched this movie last night for the umpteenth time. I‘ve reread this book countless times. So now I guess I‘ll try the audiobook version. Why not? I love this story! 2y
OneLitChick @Nute you must listen! Rosamund Pike does a fantastic job! 2y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Excited to start this right now!

CathyJ Oh I'm jealous! Want to read this one soon. 2y
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When you plop down in the big comfy chair in the back corner of your favorite bookstore and notice this cover in the final shelves of the Fiction section and you see this stunning cover and notice the author has the same first name as you do and you have a Readers Club Bonus Card good for $10 off and then you post a picture of it on Instagram with the longest run-on sentence caption ever. #HowIBuyBooks

Nute 😅😂 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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*Sigh*

haileybean Anna Karenina is on my book bucket list. I want to read it before I die. Lol 2y
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My favorite Monday of the Month!
#BookClub #BookLove

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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What I talk about when I talk about books. My Snotty Literati column on The Sympathizer: http://onelitchick.com/snotty-literati/the-sympathizer/

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Holla to the historical fiction lovers! THE ALICE NETWORK is some great storytelling. Super compelling. I really couldn‘t put it down/stop listening to it. Better than a lot of historical World War I/World War II fiction. But not as good as ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE or THE BOOK THIEF. Oh, and the audio version is the bomb-dot-com!

4/5 Stars

Hazel0303 One of my favorites of the year so far. 2y
Nute A favorite author. I bought this without reading the book cover. Kate Quinn has never disappointed me. 2y
OneLitChick @Nute Cool! This was my first Quinn. I will have to check out more of her stuff! 2y
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Days Like This: Good Writers on Bad Luck, Bum Deals and Other Torments Price: $16 | James Patterson, Meghan Daum, Anne Lamott, Brian Doyle, Yiyun Li, Kathryn Ma, Samantha Schoech
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And now for something a little different...
#AnEssayADay #CurrentlyReading

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Lazy Sunday

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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I often get asked for book recs, as I'm sure a lot of us Littens do. This is what I'm currently recommending everyone read right now.

My full review, with my writing partner, is here: http://onelitchick.com/snotty-literati/samuel-hawley/

BookBabe Yes! I loved this one! 🙌🏻❤️ 2y
OneLitChick @BookBabe 😀👍🏻 2y
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Latest from the library!
#CurrentlyReading

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Stephen Florida | Gabe Habash
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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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My favorite Monday of the Month! The Babes gave this an average grade of A-. Really well architected story of a very dark subject matter.

#BookBabes #BookClub #BookLove #BooksAndBooze #SmartWomenReadBooks

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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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August Reads (plus the audiobook tagged in this post). Should be a good month! #WhatImReading

JenP I like Stephen Florida and the other two are on my TBR 2y
OneLitChick @JenP I have heard great things about both books of fiction and I'm rereading Drive for a leadership book club at work. 2y
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My favorite Wednesday of the Month - Changing Hands Bookstore's First Draft Book Club! A raw and real story that may not be a weight loss triumph (her words) IS a triumph in its sheer honesty and total vulnerability (my words). #FirstDraftBookClub #SmartPeopleReadBooks #BooksBringPeopleTogether #CommunitiesReadTogether

Cinfhen Love everything about this post 💕💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm going to add this one to my #BOTM!! I've read so many posts about it ❤️ 2y
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Mbue takes some turns I didn't expect. And, while I didn't anticipate the ending, it was pretty perfect.

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Outline: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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"The unexpected sometimes looks like a prompting of fate."

#CurrentlyReading #CurrentlyListening

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Independence Day | Richard Ford
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Read, White, and Blue!
#ToBeRead #Books #BookFlag #BookNerd #HappyFourth🇺🇸

Reviewsbylola 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 2y
Chelsea.Poole Cute!🇺🇸 2y
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Confession: I have been a member of BotM for a year and a half and this is the first book of the month book I've read.
#SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

Ashley_Nicoletto 🙈 I haven't read most of mine either. I have a feeling we aren't alone in this. 2y
Suzze I've read a couple. And I've belonged for 2 years. 2y
OneLitChick @Ashley_Nicoletto @Suzze I actually canceled my membership last month because of it. 2y
Smangela I'm not alone!! Haha :) 2y
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Spoils | Brian Van Reet
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MrBook 😎👌🏻 2y
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