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Another school read before the summer ends; debut author with great characters! Happy to road trip today for 3 hours of reading time. #deafcharacters #ageing

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Recommended by many yet I‘m half way through and am still befuddled.

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But what she did have was imagination. Aru had been daydreaming her whole life. Every weekend, while she waited for her mom to come home she would concoct a story: her mother was a spy, an ousted princess, a sorceress.

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Pickpick

Sweet story of Arthur, Maddie, and Lucille all trying to make something of themselves after great loss. Really loved this quick read. #welllovedcopy

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I was interested to read this even though it seems like a Nicholas Sparks book (no offense-just not my type) and while parts of the story are very interesting much of it is predictable.

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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After seeing this on many top lists this summer I picked it up at the library. #summer #sunshine #readingoutside w/ chai

RaimeyGallant I hope you love it! 4w
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...self-love and self-acceptance are almost revolutionary...#whatmattersmost #hardwork

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I may have loved this one even more than the first. I‘m not a romance reader or even that much of a chick-lit lover but I adore how Helen writes and I love the unique twist of autistic characters. As a teacher this is meaningful to understand more about my own interactions with students on the spectrum.

DebinHawaii I really loved this one too! 💛 4w
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Amina's Voice | Hena Khan
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This book is so relevant and well-told. #religiousfreedom #elementaryfiction

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Bob | Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead
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It seemed a bit far-fetched in the beginning but this natural world folk tale was very endearing. #elementaryfiction

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I wanted to pick this for #BOTN choice but found it at the library instead. #supersexysummerread

Peaceful_Reader I finished this in two days - i liked the characters and it was steamy... 1mo
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Thursday's Child | Sandra Brown
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It‘s not Thursday anymore.... 1. Plethora. 2. Socrates b/c I‘d never heard it. My roommates thought it was hysterical. 3. Onomatopoeia 4. Breakpast- it‘s the way our son said it and we use it still.
5. @Librarylady

wanderinglynn Great words! Thanks for playing! 💜 1mo
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Next on my summer reading list! #newberry #diversebooks #itselementary

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I thought I'd play along as I've read some great books between January and June. Here are my #top6reads! I had a hard time narrowing it down so I had to add a 7th.
1. Normal People by Sally Rooney
2. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
3. Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens
4. Heads of the colored people by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
5. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
6. Educated by Tara Westover
7. Salvage the bones by Jesmyn Ward

KarenUK I match two with you.... Daisy and the Sally Rooney 👍😊💕 2mo
Cathythoughts Crawdads 👍🏻 Normal People 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
marleed I‘ve read 5/6 and not the 7th. DJ made my list. Less is so close - I read last week and keep thinking about it. 2mo
AnneCecilie We have 3 out of 6 in common, all on your the top row. 2mo
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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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Summer school reading begins. I now have the time to read all the books off the shelves that students loved this year...

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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I didn‘t know what email was until I got to college. I had heard of email, and knew that in some sense I would “have” it. “You‘ll be so fancy!”

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Book club choice for June! Fantastic choice as I‘m learning so much. The struggle is real.

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My voracious reader oldest daughter gifted this to me at Xmas. I saved it for my first summer read. Loved Normal People so this one should be great also!

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Many of the houses and shops were empty shells, while others had been converted into jails. Rough, dirty faces were pressed against the bars, silently watching Didric‘s strutting figure with hatred in their eyes. The entire place stank of misery and desperation; it was a far throw from the industrious little village Fletcher had grown up in. #patioreading #sunshine

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My father-in-law read this and then sent me my own copy. He‘s an 85 yo scientist and it makes my day that he read it, loved it, and shared it with me. ❤️❤️#healing #goodfoodasmedicine

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Really falling in love with this book. Quirky young people who can‘t seem to get it together. Connell and Marianne circle around each other and it‘s hard not to try and help them. #BOTM

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Book 1: The Novice | Taran Matharu
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A 4th grade student handed me this book today and told me I should read it. I‘m now on chapter 4. He apologized and said his dog ate the cover but he loves the book so much he carries it in backpack all the time now. #readers #fantasy

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My book club chose this as their #classic for this year. I‘m very excited to read this for the 1st time. I‘m an English major; how was this never an assigned read??

hwheaties I‘ve taught it several times to my high school juniors! It‘s so good. 4mo
Readergrrl It is a wonderful book. Might I suggest listening to the Audible version with Ruby Dee narrating? It was a superb performance!!! 4mo
Peaceful_Reader Hmmm- I ❤️ Ruby Dee so I just might have to do that as well!! Thanks for the suggestion. 4mo
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Masterminds | Gordon Korman
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I‘m reading this for school and I‘m hooked. Cloned kids, a town named Serenity, and adults lying...so much to love!

Regi_C This seems really similar to the podcast Mars Patel! 4mo
Peaceful_Reader I‘m not familiar so I‘ll have to check it out! 4mo
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Gift from the Sea | Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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I am very fond of the oyster shell. It is humble and awkward and ugly. It is slate-colored and unsymmetrical. Its form is not primarily beautiful but functional. I make fun of it‘s knobbiness. Sometimes I resent its burdens and excrescences. But it‘s tireless adaptability and tenacity draw my astonished admiration and sometimes even my tears. And it is comfortable in its familiarity, like old garden gloves which have molded themselves perfectly.

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Ready to spend the weekend with Angie Thomas! #friday #pedicuretime

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Rushing to read this for book club in 4 days. I‘ve heard great things so should be able to accomplish the task.

Juliethope I was in same boat two weeks ago. Lol 5mo
Peaceful_Reader I‘m happy to report I did it @Juliethope - such a great book! 4mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘ve jumped on the book bandwagon with #BOTM Club and ordered this interesting title. Short on time now but hope to start it soon. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Peaceful_Reader ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4mo
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New at our school library! #herstories #women‘s #history #March #biographies

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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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A mother must be vigilant. She must be able and willing to wake up 10 times during the night to feed her baby. After her intermittent vigil, she must see everything clearly the next morning so that she can notice any changes in her baby. A mother is not permitted to have blurry vision.

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Front Desk | Kelly Yang
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This won an ALA award and my students have said great things. #diverse #multicultural

Peaceful_Reader This book is so intense and filled with great characters and a plot filled with hope. Would make a wonderful read aloud to help students understand the tenacity of humans and specifically the amazing immigrant population that has made America great for many years. #diverse #deepthoughts #hope 6mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Really enjoying this romp across the world with Arthur Less!

Peaceful_Reader “-but his faith is fast; he takes the wheel of what feels like an enameled toaster and follows the clear, perfect signs out of Kyoto, toward the hill country. Less is grateful the signs are clear because the GPS, after giving crisp, stern directions to the highway, becomes drunk on its own power outside the city limits...” 6mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Finally picked this up at the library! “Still, the truth is that there was nothing extra. If my childhood were a sandwich, there would be no meat hanging off the bread. We had what we needed and nothing more. ‘And nothing less,‘ my mama would have said, and then wrapped me in one of her lemon-drop hugs.”

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Ban This Book | Alan Gratz
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What a great cover! My third book this week. It‘s hard to balance reading lovely books with cooking and cleaning and Netflix‘ing...

Tamra Love that cover art! 7mo
Peaceful_Reader @Tamra : I agree! Sassy (edited) 6mo
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“Sometimes trusting someone is about the scariest thing you can do. But you know what? It‘s a lot less scary than being all alone.” So many great thoughts in this gem.

Peaceful_Reader Loved! 💕💕 7mo
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Just beginning this tonight; love the tag “a novel for grown ups” should I be included? Am I grown up enough?

Peaceful_Reader 👍🏽👍🏽 7mo
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Heads of the Colored People: Stories | Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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I‘m enjoying this book of short stories on this snowy weekend.

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Louisiana's Way Home | Kate DiCamillo
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Granny has always said that long silences make people uncomfortable and that sometimes they will say or do things that they would not normally say or do in order to fill up the silence. #truequote

Peaceful_Reader This book was a perfect slice of why Kate DiCamillo rocks elementary fiction. 7mo
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Heads of the Colored People: Stories | Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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I‘m reading this with some friends. If the first story is any indication I‘m going to love her writing.

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Tiger Boy | Mitali Perkins
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What a wonderful story to share the culture of the Sunderbans Islands of West Bengal. Neel must help find a missing tiger cub before a local poacher does.

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Reconstructing Amelia | Kimberly McCreight
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I liked the characters and the back story in this novel yet plenty of holes exist that troubled me. All in all though an exciting mystery.

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Scar Island | Dan Gemeinhart
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Dan Gemeinhart has a way with words, building them into amazing stories.

Peaceful_Reader Yes! A very good combo thrills and chills! 8mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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A dear friend sent this to me and it is an excellent read. So happy to have my own copy.

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A Million Ways Home | Dianna Dorisi Winget
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Several students told me this one was worth reading. I really enjoyed Poppy Parker‘s story and while it is a triumphant story about dogs and home you will still need a box of Kleenex.

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A friend handed this to me...

BarbaraBB My next read! 8mo
Peaceful_Reader I‘m going to pick this one back up; after a few scenes it proved too much for holiday reading. 8mo
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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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My husband passed this one to me, said it was great! We‘ll see!

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I Am Still Alive | Kate Marshall
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I‘m alone. I don‘t have much food. The temperature is dropping. No one is coming for me. #survival #Canada #familyhistory

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Arawak men and women came out of their villages onto the beaches. Full of wonder, they swam out to to get a closer look at the strange big boat. #thanksgiving #realstories #truth

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I love alternating chapters and I loved Evelyn and Finn from the start. It took a bit more to find interest in Charlie‘s story yet I grew to love her as well.

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Friends for Life | Andrew Norriss
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I‘m very taken by the characters in this middle grade fiction. Shines an interesting light on teen suicide and depression through unique and lovely characters.

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