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SBoos

SBoos

Joined June 2016

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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America's First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
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Birdwoman's Palate by Laksmi Pamuntjak
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P.s. from Paris by Marc Levy
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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Hawaii: A Novel by James A. Michener
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Fishbowl by Bradley Somer
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The Muse: A Novel by Jessie Burton
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Sea of Poppies: A Novel by Amitav Ghosh
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Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker
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America's First Daughter: A Novel | Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
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Two of these books came with me on this three week trip . . . Thanks @Powells and Boulder Book Store for expanding my haul (and increasing the weight of an already dangerously heavy suitcase). 📚

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Finally digging into this after having it on the kindle for over a year. So far it‘s an engrossing (if elementarily written) read!

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Mehso-so

Still trying to decide if this was one of the best or worst books I've read recently, and while I'm not ready to recommend it to a friend, I am glad I read it. The style of this novel is singular and the story is littered with pretty turns of phrase. The characters and chapter titles are whimsical within a fully realized world.

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Pickpick

While no shortage of opinions on this book exists, I found it to be a compelling and emotional read. This novel, while certainly not for every reader, is filled with interesting characters, lush imagery, and provocative themes. Personally I'm glad I stuck with this through the conclusion. Those looking for a lighthearted, fun read or who might be triggered by depictions of an abusive parent-child relationship should pass over this one.

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Three Sisters, Three Queens | Philippa Gregory
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Always a fan of P.G.‘s novels, but this is one of the first ones that introduced me to a woman of Tudor English royalty for ostensibly the first time! This one left me both craving more information about the historical woman and feeling a bit flustered that i hadn‘t already known more. The novel ends a bit earlier in the historical timeline than I would have guessed it would, so a little of the conclusion doesn‘t feel quite as neat as usual.

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Picked this up at the airport because of the lovely cover and NY Times Bestseller brag. Only a handful of pages in, but super interested to see how it goes after reading some of the online criticism. Also definitely not going to be a lovely read in terms of subject matter. 😣

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Rooms | Lauren Oliver
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Found on the clearance rack and selected because the dust jacket was bold and enticing. Actually ended up enjoying this one quite a bit. Tasteful blending of the supernatural with the complexities of a splintered family.

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Hawaii: A Novel | James A. Michener
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Currently reading:

- Hawaii (James A. Michener) because we're planning a 2019 trip there
- Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace (Kate Emerson) because it's been on the shelf for years (so far not so good)
- A Wrinkle in Time (Madeline L'Engle) because the movie is coming out soon!
- Bad Girls Throughout History (Ann Shen) because this world needs more girl power, and I've always loved a bad girl story!

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A really enjoyable read -- excellently written with vivid imagery and independent story threads that tie neatly together near the end of the novel.

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Fishbowl | Bradley Somer
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It took so much self-control not to bring home more than three books from @Powells this weekend! But I did add about 20 books to my wish list. 📚 Can't to dive into #Fishbowl this week.

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The Last Tudor | Philippa Gregory
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Hurricane Irma knocked out the power and left most of the city under a curfew all day, so I'm drinking all the white wine and diving into one of my favorite author's latest novels!

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Life, Animated | Ron Suskind

Everyone should read this insightful, moving, well-crafted book. Ron Suskind draws readers intimately into the struggles and triumphs of his family's life with an autistic son. Life, Animated leaves readers with a fresh perspective on a myriad of subjects from Autism to Disney to what it means to be family.

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Fucking hilarious. This book had me laughing out loud, literally. Great writing, witty protagonist, and a vivid world all coalesce into a wholly enjoyable novel that maintains great balance throughout. Definitely recommend this humorous romp.

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Really interesting and unusual premise. Slow to get going, and the novel takes a bit to fit the various pieces together. The ending is a bit hurried -- too many loose ends inelegantly tied off -- but overall an interesting read.

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Roanoke Girls | Amy Engel
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Remember the last time you devoured a book in a day? I do. That day was today, and the book was Roanoke Girls. This is a spine tingling, twisting, turning novel of complex characters with the feel of a thriller. I love a book that can keep me guessing (and guessing incorrectly) right up until the last page. Amy Engel's novel is a smooth read littered with exceptional turns of phrase. Can't wait to see the next book from this author!

SBoos Thanks to @RoscoeBooks for being one of my favorite bookstores ever! I always find a random recommended book when I visit, and this one was a real treat 📚 2y
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Relief Map | Rosalie Knecht

Definitely an interesting read. Fell in love with the cover design/art initially and enjoyed the book, but it wasn't what I expected!

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins

Enjoyed this even just as much as, perhaps even more than, The Girl on the Train. Winding, tangled intrigue that keeps you guessing and constantly trying to stay ahead of the next twist.