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Not the lighter fiction I‘ve been looking for, but I still thought this was a really good book, particularly when one of the character‘s stories was told. I learned something about WW I too.

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I had a recent death in the family so have been reading this book. It is helpful, but I wanted to see if anyone had ideas for books or genres that have helped them while they were grieving. I‘m definitely not craving difficult subject matter right now, but reading is still enjoyable. I‘m having trouble picking books to try, though. Any ideas would be appreciated!

Eggs A year of magical thinking by Joan Didion 1y
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In Gratitude | Jenny Diski
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Thank you so much, @Dolly -I love all the gifts you sent me! I was just thinking yesterday again that I wanted to read #EveryoneBraveIsForgiven, and I have wanted to read #WestWiththeNight for a while now too! I love the other goodies too! My daughter assisted with present opening and has already offered to share the chocolates and peppermints!
#secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticegiftexchange @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders thank you for organizing!

Chelleo 🎅🏾📦📫📚🎁🎉❤️ 2y
Cinfhen 😍 2y
Dolly I hope you enjoy the things I picked out for you! Happy Holidays!👋🏼😁 2y
MrBook Wonderful! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Winter Wonderland | Jill Esbaum
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This is headed to a Christmasy sounding street in the Midwest...unfortunately, I am not as skilled at wrapping presents as @Dolly !
SecretSantagoespostal #Wintersilsticebookexchange @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 2y
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A Christmas Surprise | Sue Bentley
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I received a gift from New England today! We‘ve had NewEngland-type weather, but it made it through the snow!
Thank you, @Dolly !
#SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeBookExchange @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders

Dolly Yay! I got word it was delivered this morning but glad to hear you have it in your hands. 2y
Dolly You can open the box as everything is wrapped. My fingers are crossed that you will enjoy what I chose🤞🏼 2y
Avanders 🎉🎉🎉♥️🎄 2y
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I have decided to try to read some books I already have to save money rather than buying lots of new books. This is the first book I finished. It started off a bit slow for me, but I saw others on Litsy who really liked it, so I kept going and really enjoyed it. It was probably a bit atypical for me in that it seemed character-driven compared to books I normally like, but I‘m glad I gave it another chance!

UrsulaMonarch Yay! I've also been trying to read some books I already own - nice work with this one!! 👏👍 2y
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My top five favorite nonfiction books I read in 2017: 5) The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple 4) Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard 3) Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer 2) The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 1) Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly
Most of these I listened to as an audiobook.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders

I decided to post my five favorite fiction books I read this year. I‘ll do nonfiction soon-hopefully tomorrow. 5) Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham (I couldn‘t put it down!) 4) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (very readable with lots of surprises 3) The Heart‘s Invisible Furies by John Boyle (I love stories like this) 2) The Nix by Nathan Hill (almost my favorite) and 1) Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

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Easily one of the top five best of the year for me! If you are interested in the process of becoming an astronaut or want to learn what it‘s like to spend a year in space, then I think you‘d love this book.

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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I had high hopes for this book. I enjoyed some of the storylines, but just when I'd get really invested the point of view would change. Overall I guess I missed what many others have seen in it. Oh well, on to #Moonglow, which I like so far!

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Thanks to all of you who recommended this book! I thought it started a bit slowly, but once I got into it I thought it was funny, sweet, and sad...but overall uplifting.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Thank you, @Liberty -this was an amazing book, probably my favorite book this year! I think one thing I liked about the book is that the author always tells you what happened to characters who appeared earlier in the book. But the best thing about the book was the story...sad at times, hilarious at others.
I decided to include my cat in the picture of the book so he could finally join #catsoflitsy! 😀

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I thought this was an excellent book-very interesting description of how the presidents and chiefs of staff dealt with the challenges of each presidency. For those of you who don't want to read a book that describes a lot of partisan fighting, to me it didn't read that way. It was fast-paced, and I learned a lot!

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For the #24in48 readathon I finished this book, started #TheGatekeepers about White House chiefs of staff, and listened to #BarbarianDays on Audible. I think I totaled about 8 hours. It was fun!

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I loved this mystery within a mystery! I was surprised by both endings (although that's not unusual for me)! 😀

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Dreamland Burning | Jennifer Latham
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I read this in one day yesterday (which I almost never do anymore) after hearing about it in the #whatshouldireadnext Summer Reading Guide. I loved it, and I normally don't like YA. I thought it was a well-written mystery that combined present and 100 year-old events really well.

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A great book to read at the start of the baseball season! I enjoyed the strategy used to put together the team and the management strategies used throughout the season.

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I just finished this book on audio. It was really interesting, and great on audio! Very dramatic. I learned a lot too-I never knew rowing was so complex.

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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The author did a great job connecting many story lines-it was so interesting I found it instantly engaging and had trouble putting it down. Definitely will be one of my favorites this year!

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I didn't read as much as I'd thought I would this weekend, but at least I got to the library to pick up Young Elizabeth and a few other books. I'm enjoying it so far! #24in48

TheresaGivan 7 hours is still impressive. Fantastic job! 2y
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This book was a great first book for the new year! I love the way the author tied in the book he was discussing with events of his life. One of the few books I will read again someday.

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I heard so many raves about this book on Book Riot podcasts that I decided to try it even though the plot didn't sound like my usual taste. I loved it, and I'll probably read it again soon just to pick up the nuances I bet I missed!

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Loved this book-really interesting and unusual!

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Second book completed for #24in48 readathon (not sure whether reading to children counts). It's my first readathon, so I was curious how others chose their books. Normally I would take the time to think about everything this book discussed before starting another...

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The After Party: A Novel | Anton DiSclafani
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My first #24in48 book! It might be more realistic for me to aim for 12 hours...