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ReadingRambo

Joined July 2018

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Let Us Dream | Alyssa Cole
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This book! During the cusp of the Harlem Renaissance a juke joint owner is fighting to grant women the right to vote. Then she meets a Bengali-Muslim chef who begins to cook at her spot. Together they dance, fight the man, and fall in love. And isn't that what we all really want??

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This was a New England based romantic comedy for grown folks! The hero gives off strong Tom Selleck vibes and it's a nice slow burn of a story.

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Kids in space with a messed up computer! Skynet is real y'all 🚀

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Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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Cute premise, but this enemies to lovers romance left me out in the cold. 🤷🏾‍♀️ Also...they spend soooo much time talking about work. I love this series, but this wasn't my favorite.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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This book had me shook! It's part thriller, part romance. A big deal author is in a vegetative state after a crash, and her husband brings in another author to finish her series. While working on the new books, the main character finds an autobiography manuscript that reveals some dark and sinister foolishness...I couldn't put it down!

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Excellent book that boils down to this..only say I want a lawyer. That's it. Only that. Seriously. Even pleading the fifth is getting folks in trouble.

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This second chance romance features the following: dates with good food, tours of NYC, and women in impeccably tailored suits. 5 stars!

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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir | Daniel R. Day, Mikael Awake
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I hope we're all grown here...cause this was some of the realest shit I've ever read. Dapper Dan grew up at the end of the Harlem Renaissance and through the rise of drugs and went on to use Gucci, Fendi, and other luxury brands to outfit and change the face of hip hop and street culture. This book comes out in July and it's worth a pre-order.

Nute He looks very dapper. That‘s one of the words that I use to describe my Dad‘s very cool fashion presence! Definitely stacking! 1d
ReadingRambo @Nute Dapper Dan is a legend! I hope you enjoy it 🖤 I read it months ago and still think about it 1d
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This was a good book, but maybe a bit too academic for everyday folks. Compassion in today's world is hard to come by and this book posits that there's steps from all the world religions to help you build that muscle. She's right, but this feels like a lifelong task and I could've used a workbook or something to go deeper into these issues.

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This weird, delightful, and existential book is so charming. It's about an alien learning about Earth. Somehow it's simple but delves into love, death, sadness, loneliness, art and sacrifice. I dunno how he did it, but it's amazing! 👽

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Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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It's 1963 and two young girls meet and fall in love. Their families forbid it! Society won't allow it! But after many years...love wins! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Young ingénue. Moody frontman. Together they reveal their truest selves and make rock history. Oh.. and drugs. They do a lot of drugs. 🤷🏾‍♀️ Absolutely phenomenal book, it's like watching a VH1's Behind the Music in book form.

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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine | Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
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Whew! Not your standard YA lit. There's a cool plucky girl at the center and then a lot of family problems, a curse, and some blood magic 😱

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Two best friends. One has a charming life, the other is front seat on the struggle bus. This book is about growing up and apart while they produce a late night public access show 👭📽🧟‍♂️

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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This book makes a strong case for fighting kids lol it's a mess! This is a tale of a mother and child in a manipulative, dangerous, and psychologically exhausting relationship. If you like the movie The Good Son, then I think you'd enjoy this book.

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Imagine your baby sister is knocking off her boyfriends one by one. And as a good sister you help her dispose of the bodies while trying to keep her cool. Whew..I don't envy her at all! This pulpy tale is worth a stab 🔪

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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🖤🖤🖤I loved everything about this book! Bri is a young aspiring rapper with her own 99 problems. This is coming of age story about finding your voice in a world that tries to dictate your path. 🖤🖤🖤

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Young girl gets played by a deranged Doc. News @ 11.

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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This book is about Andrew who is lonely and spends his days sorting out the affairs of those who have died alone. As a coping strategy Andrew has told a whopper of a lie and it's getting in the way of him finding some real joy in his life. This book is quite heartfelt and was a nice change of pace.

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They should make this book required reading for everyone on Earth! It's a short book and it reads like a series of essays. The author delves into examples from WWII on how we should be thinking about authoritarianism in our world today.

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Starting this book tomorrow while hiding from my family.. Also...my nails are kinda great right now. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday! 🎄🎁🎉

Liatrek Heheh I‘m reading and hiding from family too! 😊 13mo
ReadingRambo @Liatrek It's sorta the best of holiday traditions 🤓 13mo
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Tis the season for gowns! #BooksWithGowns! This love story features a spinster, a thief, lockpicking and enthusiastic consent. One of the best historical romances I've read!

CarolynM Sounds good. Stacked! 13mo
ReadingRambo @CarolynM I hope you like it! It was surprisingly fun! 13mo
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Intercepted | Alexa Martin
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Ya'll. This book was like The Real Housewives of Whereva lol It's a very sweet romcom set in the world of the NFL. Lots of flirty banter and petty haters. It's fun, but messy!

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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This was a remix of Pride and Prejudice that takes place in Bushwick instead of the English countryside. The author is clever and weaves in a story of gentrification and class. All in all it was cool and quick read.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Stella is a no nonsense autistic woman who hires an escort to teach her to be better at sex. Can we agree that we support a queen with initiative ?! This book is intimate, flirty, romantic...whew..I haven't recovered.

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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I loooved this book. It's set in middle America, at a small newspaper and everyone feels so real. Full-fat dairy eating people! Lincoln is awkward and hung up on an old break up. Beth is coasting with her boyfriend in a band that always feels distant. Lincoln works in the IT dept, and falls in love with Beth by snooping on her emails. Fear not! This sketchy behavior is dealt with and love prevails!

Nute “Full-fat dairy eating people!” I love it!! 13mo
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Jane Doe: A Novel | Victoria Helen Stone
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Wanna read a book where someone is awful, and then they get what's coming to them?! Then this is for you! Jane returns home to seek revenge on a man that harmed her friend. If this awful news cycle we live in makes you daydream about justice then check out this book!

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I know it's already a movie, and I'm super late. But I loved this book. So cute. Alllll the feels. Albertalli perfectly captures the angst and anxious feelings that come with coming of age. Totes adorbs! A million heart emojis!

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I'm not sure if this is a book, or a lengthy short story..but I liked it a lot. Two Star Wars fans meet in line as they are camped out waiting for a midnight showing. He ignores her. She pees behind a dumpster. You know..ROMANCE! It's really a cute story about not judging a book by its cover and it's worth the quick read.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Reading this book about women being restricted to 100 words a day was incredibly stressful, but necessary in this political climate.

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Ya'll. THIS BOOK! It's a rom-com that has a swordsmith so you can scratch your Game Of Thrones itch. Alyssa Cole weaves in so much goodness into this book, I tweeted her..then deleted it because it made me sooo corny.

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So let me start by saying there is significant amount of brutality and cruelty in this book. The main story follows a cab driver in China named Wang. He begins to receive mysterious letters from someone claiming to be his soulmate. And not necessarily in a romantic way, but in a...we've been through this b.s. for centuries kinda way. From there, the book takes us through their past lives, and shows how in some ways we always repeat our mistakes.

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⛈🌧⛈🌧⛈🌧⛈🌧⛈🌧⛈🌧⛈🌧⛈🌧⛈🌧 The rain has cancelled all my plans, so it's time to settle in with a new book.
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The Maze Runner | James Dashner
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I tried! I really did. This was a book club pick by a friend of mine, and I just couldn't get into it. I'm not giving up entirely...maybe this movie is for me?!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Just finished #CrazyRichAsians! There's a bunch of characters and family tree info that enriches the story, and if you breeze by it there is some nuanced family drama you might miss. I also think there's some astute satire going on that ties in issues of colonialism and consumerism. But Kwan does a great job of hitting those points and moving on to keep the narrative light. All in all, this was a fun read!

TheWintergarden Ordered this one from our local library. I can't wait to read it. 1y
ReadingRambo @TheWintergarden I hope you enjoy it. I made the mistake of trying to read it on the go, but I recommend getting comfy and taking your time 😊 1y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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This book is filled with luxurious shade 😂👠

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I've been reading a bunch of Talia Hibbert books. They are steamy, fun and flirty! But unfortunately they aren't on Litsy, and I'm guessing it's because they are ebooks only. Anyway....I bought a bomb bookmark and I'll be starting Crazy, Rich, Asians this week.

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Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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This book begins as a story about a young woman, trying to navigate her personal life a chart a path to the future. This book ends with this main character making tough choices and handling her grown folks business. I enjoyed it, but it had me stressed because it got super real, super fast. If you read it..holla at me when you hit Part 2. #yalit #blitsy #blacklitsy

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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This book was adorable. I wasn't a huge fan of the fanfic stuff, so a bit of its awesomeness was lost on me. But the relationship building and inner life of the main character still made it a very enjoyable read. #yalitsy #litsy #romcom

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Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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I'm turned up to a 10! I won an ARC of this book and I'm so excited!! 🙌🏾📚💖
#blitsy #blacklitsy #yalit #arc

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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A Texas Breakfast.

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Hey writers! I'm trying not to spoil this cute lil section...but do you "write laps" to stay loose or complete a chapter a day? It seems like a good idea, but I don't know....School me! #blitsy #writersoflitsy #writers

Theshadedbuffalo Welcome to Litsy!! ⭐️📚 2y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I really loved Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell ... time to give this one a shot. #currentlyreading #ya

CoffeeNBooks I loved Eleanor and Park, and I loved this one, too! 2y
ReadingRambo @CoffeeNBooks It's really growing on me! 2y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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These books were WILD! Both love stories turned nightmares.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
ReadingRambo @rather_be_reading Thanks girl! 📚🙌🏾 2y
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
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Chelleo Hi and welcome!🤗 #blitsy #blittens #blacklitsy (edited) 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 2y
ReadingRambo @RaimeyGallant Thank you for the info 😊 2y
RaimeyGallant My pleasure. :) 2y
BookaholicNatty Welcome to Litsy! Hope you love it here just as much as I do!!! ❤️❤️📚📚 2y
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