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Joined February 2016

Can't stop reading. Blog: reallifereadingreads.wordpress.com | GR: goodreads.com/reallifereading 🇸🇬🇺🇸
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Chain-Gang All-Stars: A Novel by Adjei-Brenyah, Nana K
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Heaven | Mieko Kawakami
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This is a harrowing read. I kept wondering why doesn‘t anyone do anything for these kids? Are there no teachers around to help or has this bullying become so normalized that it‘s ignored? It‘s thought-provoking for sure, this book, it‘s uncomfortable and it‘s troubling.

slategreyskies I don‘t think I could handle reading this one. My son was heavily bullied at school, and he went into a deep spiral as a result of it. I hate that bullying happens. It can be so brutal. 1mo
KatieRose23 I feel as though this would definitely be a hard read. Personally it‘s hard to read about children in danger either physically or emotionally and neglectful situations always seems to be a heavier hitter! Was it worth the read?? 1mo
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This book is a story about power, about food and love, it‘s a complex and sensual and creative. I did find it hard to read though, taking several weeks to finally make my way through it. This book made me hungry with its intense descriptions of food, but it also left me a bit cold, in that I wanted to feel more for the unnamed chef, I wanted to care more, but I didn‘t. So it‘s not quite Pick and not quite So-so

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Ultimately, I was disappointed by the lack of cats in this book. There are cats only in the second chapter, which features a bookshop that sells coffee, books about cats, and has resident cats, which sounds absolutely delightful. But alas, no cats actually live at the library, and neither was the librarian a talking cat (hey this is Japanese lit, anything can happen - see, THE CAT WHO SAVED BOOKS). Still, a warm and cozy read.

rubyslippersreads Oh no! I was hoping for lots of cats. The cover is adorable, though. 😻 2mo
Lunakay At least there is a cat in this one! The tagged series has one on every cover (4 books) and none in the story whatsoever 😂 2mo
batsy @rubyslippersreads It's such a cute cover! 2mo
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rwmg @Lunakay I was just about to comment on that 😂 2mo
Lunakay @rwmg that's the risks we take reading Japanese literature - another one without any cat content and misleading cover😂 2mo
RealLifeReading @Lunakay @rwmg thanks for pointing that out! It‘s been a while since I read Coffee but somehow I never thought about that! Cat covers, no cats! 2mo
RealLifeReading @rubyslippersreads @batsy it just draws the reader in! 2mo
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Unfamiliar 2: Volume 2 | Haley Newsome
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UNFAMILIAR vol 1 and 2 by HALEY NEWSOME
Delightful graphic novel series about a witch who moves into a haunted house. Planchette soon makes new friends, like Babs the siren, and Sun who‘s suffering from a vile curse. Maybe they can help her with her haunted house? Originally a webcomic, UNFAMILIAR is a whimsical and adorable series. I love the artwork, the characters are really cute and their eyes are extra-expressive. Quirky and cozy!

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This is a book for book lovers and introverts. A book that makes even the gloomiest of days feel brighter and your heart warmer. It‘s a story of misfits and found family, and is a book that lifts the reader up but also reminds us of the importance of kindness and empathy.

wanderinglynn What a lovely review! Stacked! 2mo
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First read of 2024 and it‘s this sweet story about a struggling florist whose best friends are all getting married one after the other - of course Elise is handling the flowers at all their weddings, as well as her bridesmaid duties. Her love interest Ben is an endearing but grumpy chef. I especially love that the weddings have Chinese touches, like tea ceremonies and door games. An enjoyable read with a sweet romance!

CatLass007 The afghan is really gorgeous. Did you make it? 2mo
RealLifeReading @CatLass007 thank you, I did make it! It‘s a cushion cover using the African flower hexagon pattern. 2mo
CatLass007 It really is lovely. 2mo
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The Subtweet: A Novel | Vivek Shraya
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MY ROOMMATE IS A VAMPIRE by Jenna Levine
THE GUEST by Emma Cline
GLORIA BUENROSTRO IS NOT MY GIRLFRIEND by Brandon Hoàng
CHLORINE by Jade Song
KUSHIEL‘S DART by Jacqueline Carey
MADEMOISELLE REVOLUTION by Zoe Sivak
THE SUBTWEET by Vivek Shraya
THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison
LUCKY BOY by Shanthi Sekaran
THE VERY UNFORTUNATE WISH OF MELONY YOSHIMURA by Waka T. Brown

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Giving Alms | Khin Chan Myae Maung
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These are short story collections as well as books under 200 pages

GIVING ALMS by Khin Chan Myae Maung
THE SALT GROWS HEAVY by Cassandra Khaw
WESTERN LANE by Chetna Maroo
SMALL THINGS LIKE THESE by Claire Keean
UNTETHERED SKY by Fonda Lee
BREAKABLE THINGS by Cassandra Khaw
LINGHUN by Ai Jiang
THE PIANO TUNER by Chiang-Sheng Kuo

batsy Linghun has such a great cover! (Sounds good, too!) 2mo
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I especially enjoyed these audiobooks in 2023:

CHAIN-GANG ALL-STARS by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
HELLO, MOLLY! by Molly Shannon
WALKING WITH SAM by Andrew McCarthy
BAD CREE by Jessica Johns

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Fave nonfiction of 2023

FAMILY STYLE by Thien Pham (graphic memoir)
WELCOME TO ST. HELL: MY TRANS TEEN MISADVENTURES by Lewis Hancox (graphic memoir)
DUCKS by Kate Beaton (graphic memoir)
THE SALT PATH by Raynor Winn (travel)
BROTOPIA: BREAKING UP THE BOYS‘ CLUB OF Silicon Valley by Emily Chang (discrimination/workplace)
INVITATION TO A BANQUET: THE STORY OF CHINESE FOOD by Fuchsia Dunlop (food)

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Shubeik Lubeik | Deena Mohamed
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SHUBEIK LUBEIK by Deena Mohamed
ROAMING by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
GHOST BOOK by Remy Lai
A MAN AND HIS CAT by Umi Sakurai
ROYAL CITY by Jeff Lemire
A SKY OF PAPER STARS by Susie Yi
THE NIGHT EATERS by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
LISTEN, BEAUTIFUL MARCIA by Marcello Quintanilha

vivastory Shubeik Lubeik 💙 2mo
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The Hole | Hiroko Oyamada
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I read some amazing translated books in 2023! Four out of six were originally written in Korean, and one is translated from French and the other, Japanese.

RealLifeReading WALKING PRACTICE by Dolki Min, translated from the Korean by Victoria Caudle
BEYOND THE STORY: 10-YEAR RECORD OF BTS by BTS, Myeongseok Kang, translated from the Korean by Anton Hua, Slin Jung, Clare Richards
CURSED BUNNY by Bora Chung, translated from the Korean by Anton Hua
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I WENT TO SEE MY FATHER by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated from the Korean by Anton Hua
WINTER IN SOKCHO by Elisa Shua Dusapin, translated from the French by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
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Merry Christmas! We had our Christmas Eve dinner last nith pineapple glazed ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and Brussels sprouts.

kspenmoll Delicious I love brussels sprouts 2mo
Bookzombie Sounds yummy! I also love brussel sprouts. 2mo
Leftcoastzen Yummy! 2mo
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LeahBergen Yum! Merry Christmas! 2mo
Jeg Yum yum yummy. 2mo
batsy Yummy! Merry Christmas to you. 2mo
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Getting better and still reading. A nice wintry read this one and a different perspective for a post-apocalyptic novel, this is set in an isolated First Nations community in Canada.

BookNAround I just picked up the sequel the other day but haven‘t started it yet. 3mo
BarbaraBB Glad you feel better! I enjoyed this one a lot! 3mo
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Well, the bad news is that I got Covid (after the husband and 10yo), and the good news is that despite the exhaustion and cough, I started and finished this book yesterday. It is absolutely brilliant, very smart, and also a whodunit. The pages flew by and I just marveled at how engrossing this story is.

AmyG Feel better! 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence Get better soon! 3mo
LeeRHarry Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 😊 3mo
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Leftcoastzen I‘m sorry that happened to you, hope you feel better soon. 3mo
kspenmoll I hope you keep healing- i am glad you had a great book to read. 3mo
BarbaraBB Wishing you a speedy recovery and I am looking forward to reading this too. 3mo
LeahBergen I‘m glad you‘re not too ill! 3mo
batsy Wishing you a speedy recovery! 3mo
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 3mo
MaureenMc Wishing you a speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹 3mo
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Chain-Gang All-Stars: A Novel | Adjei-Brenyah, Nana K
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Made this snowman hat for the 10yo while listening to this amazing audiobook. So glad I accidentally put a hold on the audiobook instead of the ebook!

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The Guest: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Reading this book is like watching a car crash happen in slow motion, you know what‘s coming and you know it‘s going to be horrible, but you can‘t stop yourself from watching it. Alex is that character you just can‘t stand. She‘s a grifter, manipulative, & calculative. This book is not for everyone, and you can‘t go into it looking for an easy read. It‘s intensely captivating yet tiring. But that Emma Cline, she can write.

ChaoticMissAdventures Totally agree. I think there is so much skill in the writing, and bravery - knowing how much some people hate unlikable characters. To me though it is so much more realistic than all the characters being amazingly likable. 3mo
batsy Great review! I felt that way about it too but I was hoping for more with the ending. 3mo
BarbaraBB You make ir sound so good while I‘ve been sure, until now, that I wouldn‘t read it because I hated 3mo
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RealLifeReading @ChaoticMissAdventures that‘s true. It is really brave to have an unlikeable main character! 3mo
RealLifeReading @batsy I was at first confused by the ending but later as I thought about it, the way it leaves the reader (or at least me) unsettled in that we don‘t get any closure, is kind of fitting to this story 3mo
RealLifeReading @BarbaraBB I think this book, like The Girls will be a toss up between the haters and those who….i hesitate to say “loved” but whatever the other side of it is. I didn‘t love it but it was quite brilliant (also brilliantly frustrating, if there‘s such a thing). 3mo
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One of the best nonfiction books I‘ve read. Dunlop takes the reader on a journey through Chinese cuisine, some familiar, others completely new. I love how she champions Chinese food, tries to debunk the misconception that Chinese food is greasy (there are so many types of steamed foods and lovely refreshing soups for eg). It‘s all you ever wanted to know and more, yet also engaging and easy to read. It will leave you hungry.

kspenmoll Thanks for your review! Got this for my husband for Christmas.🥢 3mo
LeahBergen I just bought this, too! I love her cookbooks and her earlier food memoir 3mo
LeahBergen @kspenmoll Has your husband read the above memoir? I loved it!! 3mo
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RealLifeReading @kspenmoll awesome! Hope he enjoys it! 3mo
RealLifeReading @LeahBergen this is the first book of hers that I‘ve read and definitely won‘t be the last! 3mo
kspenmoll @LeahBergen my husband has not read her earlier memoir- he has a birthday in Feb! 3mo
LeahBergen @kspenmoll I hope he likes this one enough to try her memoir! 3mo
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Shubeik Lubeik | Deena Mohamed
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What a gem of a graphic novel. Vibrant in illustrations and story, Shubeik Lubeik tells the tale of a world where wishes are commodities that are bought and sold. I loved how Mohamed uses this to look into class differences. What happens when a poor person gets an expensive first class wish? The govt assumes it‘s stolen. Also, it‘s fascinating how wrong wishes can turn out. Wishing to lose weight? Watch out, you might lose some limbs. Delightful.

batsy This sounds wonderful! 3mo
jlhammar I also really enjoyed this one!
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RealLifeReading @batsy it really is! 3mo
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New audiobook. Am enjoying Robin Eller‘s lovely voice as she reads Audre Lorde‘s essays

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This morning‘s walk as Andrew McCarthy reads his book to me.

BarbaraBB Wow that looks like summer 3mo
RealLifeReading @BarbaraBB that‘s california weather for you! 😀 3mo
BarbaraBB I envy you! 3mo
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Hemlock Island: A Novel | Kelley Armstrong
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It does a good job of building up tension of not knowing what‘s coming around the corner, as you realise the night is closing in and maybe you shouldn‘t be reading a creepy book at night. But in the end, let down by lack of character development.

But although Hemlock Island has a lot of thrills and chills, this standalone horror novel left me disappointed by the lack of character development and

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Artie and the Wolf Moon | Olivia Stephens
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Sometimes you just need persimmon cake and a graphic novel about werewolves

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A slice of life kind of memoir, a look into rural life from the perspective of an Iranian-American. It‘s a quiet story, a reflection of their struggles as they get used to their new life, of the nature that surrounds them and the community they‘ve joined. It‘s enhanced by the simple and clean illustration style. (Pictured with my lunch - naan, biryani, tandoori chicken, dal makhani, saag paneer)

BarbaraBB Looking lovely- again! 😋 4mo
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This middle-grade fantasy book is a retelling of the Japanese folktale “The Melon Princess and the Amanjaku”. I hadn‘t heard of this folktale before reading the book, so it‘s not a problem if you have no clue either. A compelling middle-grade story that‘s not quite creepy but borders a bit on the strange and whimsical. A “be careful what you wish for” tale that is also a great coming-of-age story.

rubyslippersreads I 🧡 everything about this photo. 4mo
BarbaraBB Me too 🧡 4mo
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Todays rainy day read while waiting for children

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Cursed Bunny | Bora Chung
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These stories are disturbing, with characters who are full of greed, rage, despair. They are often nameless: “the daughter”, “the youth”. A family creates cursed objects; a trapped fox bleeds gold; a woman is pregnant after taking birth control pills. One reads like an urban ghost story, another a fairy tale, this one a science fiction one, that one a fable. It‘s impressive. It‘s grotesque. It‘s dark. It‘s mesmerizing. I couldn‘t stop reading it.

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Anne of Greenville | Mariko Tamaki
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This version of Anne is delightful. She‘s a queer half-Japanese teen with two mums. She loves disco, vintage clothes, and roller skating. Her family just moved to the small town of Greenville, where she just can‘t seem to stay out of trouble. Tamaki captures the spirit of Anne really well. She‘s unique, quirky, and has a quick temper, which causes problems. The issues that Anne faces are a lot more difficult, such as racism and homophobia.

MallenNC This sounds really good. 12mo
batsy Ooh, Mariko Tamaki! Gonna have to check this out 😊 12mo
writethelettervy Mariko Tamaki!! Sold. 12mo
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Hello, Molly!: A Memoir | Sean Wilsey, Molly Shannon
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I used to watch Will and Grace and she played kooky neighbour Val. She seems like that in her audiobook too, vivacious and full of energy. Her family was in a car accident when she was 4, and her mother and sister died. She and her younger sis were raised by their dad, and while he tried his best, his parenting style is best described as very permissive. Like when she and her friend snuck on a plane to New York City from Cleveland. They were 12!

RealLifeReading One thing about Molly Shannon‘s story was her persistence and determination to become an actress. A New York Times article used the headline “The Unsinkable Molly Shannon” and that really is perfect for her. She really just kept going and never gave up. 13mo
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Everything Is OK | Debbie Tung
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Tung‘s book is full of little nuggets that may seem simple but are reassuring and encouraging. Like learning to accept yourself and embrace your awkwardness. And to be kind to others and to yourself.

DimeryRene I love this author!! 13mo
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Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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Having breakfast (coffee and homemade fa gao 发糕) with Vladimir and feeling the need to cover up this rather naughty cover

BennettBookworm This made me LOL! 13mo
britt_brooke Pretty photo still! 😂 13mo
Christine 😆 13mo
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Cult X | Fuminori Nakamura
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My first DNF for the year. I‘ve been stuck at 46% for some time now (skipping pages) and just can‘t pick it up again. I‘m disappointed as I‘ve previously enjoyed his books like The Thief. While a fascinating topic (cults), there were too many pages of tedious lectures by the male characters.

Megabooks Sometimes you‘ve just gotta bail! 13mo
RealLifeReading @Megabooks it just always feels so hard to do that though! 13mo
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A Man and His Cat 1 | Umi Sakurai
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A charming story about an unwanted cat at the pet store, who‘s finally bought by an older man, a widower. He‘s never owned a cat before, and the cat has never had an owner before, so they‘re both new to this. Love how Kanda and Fukumaru just adore each other. And we get to hear Fukumaru‘s very cute thoughts, “all I wanted was for someone to look meowy way”.

A truly heartwarming story about relationship between a man and his cat.

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This book surprised me. I thought it was possibly a mystery/thriller. But this is instead a story about a family‘s struggle with grief after the death of older daughter Kathy. It‘s set over 15 years, told to Kathy by Sally, before, during, & after.
There‘s a melancholic tone throughout, it‘s a story about pain and loss after all. Yet Sally‘s voice manages to be refreshing, somehow humorous, and heartbreakingly honest.

BarbaraBB Great review. I enjoyed this book more than I expected! 14mo
RealLifeReading @BarbaraBB thank you! 14mo
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When my drink and book match - it‘s a peach kombucha from Teazen

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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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A bold unflinching look at racism in the classical music world. An interesting premise and a promising start. This book opened my eyes to racism in the classical music world. But an unbalanced story, a ho-hum mystery, and flat characters just made this book a disappointment for me

BarbaraBB Reviews seem to be mixed for this one. I will soon have to find out where I‘ll end up! 14mo
batsy You've succinctly summed up what didn't quite work for me with this book! I went with a pick because I enjoyed Ray's voice. 14mo
RealLifeReading @batsy Honestly I skimmed some parts because it was just so hard to constantly read about all those racist incidents. Important, yes, but it was relentless 14mo
RealLifeReading @BarbaraBB at least on Goodreads, the reviews seemed more positive and I felt in the minority here because I really was not understanding the raves 14mo
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The Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison
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Don‘t go into this book expecting bountiful action and epic battles. There is some court intrigue but ultimately it is a riveting but gentle book, with an awkward, flawed, and completely likeable half-goblin fourth son who so happens to find himself now Emperor. A coming of age epic fantasy.

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Himawari House | Harmony Becker
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On the last day of 2022, here are the rest of the books that stuck to me, whether because of unforgettable characters, setting, plot, beautiful writing or a combination of all. I had a wonderful year of reading. I hope you did too. Happy new year!

wanderinglynn Awesome! Several of these are on my TBR. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Happy New Year!! 🎈🎊🎆 1y
batsy Happy New Year! 🎉 1y
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As 2022 comes to an end, I wanted to take a look at some of my favorite reads of the year. I managed to read 29 nonfiction books this year, and these were my favorites (in no particular order):

We Were Dreamers by Simu Liu
Savor by Fatima Ali
Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
Winter Pasture by Li Juan
Made in China by Anna Qu
Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders
You Can‘t Be Serious by Kal Penn
The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson
Dopesick by Beth Macy

MicheleinPhilly Savor! ❤️ 1y
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Four Treasures of the Sky | Jenny Tinghui Zhang
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Bookstore browsing

kshi_sharma Hey read my poems @kshisharma on ig 2y
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Homicide and Halo-Halo | Mia P. Manansala
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This is the second book in the series and every bit as fun to read as the first. Lila has been asked to be a judge for the local beauty pageant. But there‘s been a murder and she‘s sucked into it. It‘s that kind of cozy mystery which doesn‘t stress the reader too much and you know it will all turn out ok in the end. Just be prepared to be hungry as Lila experiments with delicious desserts for their upcoming cafe.

Maria514626 This sounds very fun! Perfect for summer. ☀️🏖 Thanks for the food warning! 😁 2y
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Starfarers | Vonda N. McIntyre
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The 9yo on learning that I‘m reading a series set in space and has aliens: “maybe they look like shrimpy”.

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Four Treasures of the Sky | Jenny Tinghui Zhang
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Beautiful but brutal. Tells the tale of a young girl kidnapped in China and smuggled to the US in the late 1800s. A Bildungsroman but also a story of the anti-Chinese violence of the time. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written. I struggled a bit with her (alter ego? Guiding spirit?) Lin Daiyu, Dream of the Red Chamber heroine, that she‘s named after. Lin Daiyu helps her through traumas, of which there are many.

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Excited to read this!

bookishdawg I‘m waiting on my library hold for this one! 😊 2y
shanaqui It's really fun! I tore right through it. 2y
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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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First day of summer break (yes last day of school was weirdly a Monday). And it‘s a nice day for a swim and a read by the pool!

Leag01 It looks like a relaxing afternoon! Hope you enjoyed it! 2y
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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Negronis chasing me around, book after book. (See previous post)

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Before the first chapter begins, he‘s already making me want a Negroni

BarbaraBB And now that you mention it, you make me! 2y
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When there‘s a new Jasmine Guillory book out, it‘s time to drop everything and read!

Liatrek Loved this one so much ❤️❤️ 2y
KristiAhlers I have yet to read her. 2y
janeycanuck I‘m at the top of the list at the library for this but somehow, they haven‘t gotten their copies yet. It‘s driving me mad!! 2y
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RealLifeReading @Liatrek it was delightful! 2y
RealLifeReading @KristiAhlers i love her books! 2y
RealLifeReading @janeycanuck hope you got your book! 2y
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Yesterday, making chocolate chip cookies and listening to this audiobook.

BookBabe Those cookies look delicious! 😋 The book sounds interesting too 2y
Maria514626 @RealLifeReading Yum! After seeing your beautiful photo, I think I‘ll have to do a little audio baking this afternoon! 2y
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What a book! A girl and her mom head home to Last Chance, Minnesota, where her grandparents live and run a Chinese restaurant. She learns how to play poker from her sick grandpa, writes new fortunes for the fortune cookies, and hears the story about her g-g-grandfather‘s journey to the US (effectively lessons on Chinese emigrants‘ history, told as story within story!). Heartfelt and charming, this book needs to be read by more people.

Caryl I loved this one as well! Lisa Yee is a wonderful storyteller. 14mo
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