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Soubhiville

Soubhiville

Joined May 2016

(She/her) Books, pets, and tea, my favorite things. My top genres are literary and historical fiction and big fat fantasies. 😊📚
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This is pretty much a fictionalized version of Patricia Highsmith‘s career shifting from being a comic book writer, a job she hated, to a novelist. It‘s a cool graphic novel, I really like the artwork. I don‘t think I would have liked her as a person though (the intro explains that she had a bunch of prejudices, quite problematic.)
Her kitty‘s name was Spider. How great is that?
Venkman approved.
#catsoflitsy

ShelleyBooksie Venkman 17h
Bookzombie 💕 Venkman 14h
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@AmyG there was a box of surprises in my mailbox! I love the candle and the pins and keychain! I‘m holding out the week and a half for my birthday to open the rest. Thank you so much my dear friend 🥰💕.

BkClubCare What pretty wrappings! 💕 2d
AmyG It‘s a clip for a purse or a backpack. I am so happy to call you my friend. Ha, you will be staring at those gifts for a bit. 😘 They match so nicely. (edited) 2d
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When your friends haven‘t read any Jenny Lawson, you HAVE to go pick up copies of her whole collection at Half Price Books for them to share! I can‘t wait to laugh with them as they bask in the hilarity. Jenny can make me laugh til I cry.

Suet624 Definitely 2d
JenReadsAlot She's fantastic! 2d
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It was a double bookstore day, as I went to Book People to prepare for #CampLitsy. (I already have True Biz and the Emma Straub and Our Wives isn‘t released yet.) Then Half Price Books to look for something for friends, where the three on the right reached out for me. 😊📚

BkClubCare Good ones! (Well, I haven‘t read that Eggers) 2d
Julsmarshall I love double bookstore days! Enjoy! 2d
squirrelbrain How exciting! It‘s interesting to see the different US / UK covers, for both of the really-long-titled books! 2d
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squirrelbrain I also just got The Idiot from the library today too… you‘ve reminded me I need to post about my #camplitsy purchases / library book. 2d
Megabooks Fantastic!! My camp litsy stack is coming together too. So glad you‘ll be reading with us! 2d
BarbaraBB What a wonderful stack! I am prepping too but waiting for a lot of books to come in/be affordable 😉 2d
Oryx Just Mercy is incredible 23h
Soubhiville @Oryx I have seen the great reviews 😊. 23h
Cinfhen Fantastic!!!! 15h
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Elatsoe | Darcie Little Badger
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Mehso-so

There were aspects of Elatsoe I liked- the ghost dog, an asexual main character, a decent mystery, and satisfying conclusion. But there was also a good deal of repetition and some questionable decisions (even for a teenager in a YA novel) that bugged me. Overall it was just ok for me. I liked A Snake Falls to Earth better.

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This was a recommendation from myTBR.co and I‘m so glad!

Rollicking fun fantasy crime investigation with sassy ladies. Dellaria was raised by her mam and has always struggled to afford rent, though to be fair that sometimes is because she‘s spent her money at a bar. She takes a job using her magic to protect a “lady of worth” and meets a group of wizarding women who band together when things go strange.

I loved this! I hope there‘s a sequel.

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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Chris Bohjalian delivers another fun drama/thriller. A group of 60‘s era movie stars are on safari to celebrate the wedding of Hollywood starlet Katie. They‘re having a grand time watching and photographing the wildlife when their camp is ransacked and they are all taken hostage.

I really liked this one and raced through it. It would be a good choice for next month‘s #authoramonth. I just couldn‘t wait.

(With my little lion, Igor.)

Megabooks Reading this now and enjoying it! 5d
Leftcoastzen What a cute pose! 😁😻 5d
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What a great surprise @UwannaPublishme ! Thanks for sending this my way, I can‘t wait to read it. The cover is so intriguing, I love how the artist captured Patricia. I think you‘re right that her stories might be very different or at least received differently if she were being published now in a more accepting world. Thank you! And hello from Sietje 🐕.

Leftcoastzen Awww!👏🐶 1w
UwannaPublishme I knew you‘d appreciate this creative and unique portrayal of Patricia. The intro really says it all. Enjoy! And how sweet is Sietje! ❤️ 1w
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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This book has gotten tons of love here on Litsy, and it‘s well deserved. Zauner‘s memoir is a wonderful tribute to her relationship with her mom and describes the grief of losing her poignantly.

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The Border Keeper | Kerstin Hall
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Mehso-so

I liked the characters and the more horrific fantasy in The Border Keeper. I just don‘t love the trope of most of a plot relying on traveling through strange fantasy lands. I‘d put this on the higher end of so-so, and if you like journey adventures this might be for you.

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Warlight: A novel | Michael Ondaatje
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My aunt in Vermont really liked this when her bookclub recently read it, so she sent me home with it. Adding it to the TBR shelf 📚🤪.

LeahBergen I liked it, too! 👍 1w
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The other side of my new Malaprop‘s tee. I admit that I am sometimes guilty of Malapropisms when I can‘t come up with the right word. Or sometimes just for fun.

AmyG Ha, I have been guilty of this. 2w
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Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC (Bookstore)
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I‘m home from my trip to see family and friends in VT and NC. I only got to one bookstore, my favorite in Asheville, Malaprop‘s. I would have gotten more if I‘d had room, but these two and a tee would barely cram in to my luggage 😁📚. It was a wonderful trip, I had so much fun. Now I‘m glad to be back home and halfway through The Lioness already.

Tamra Loved my visit to Malaprop‘s! Their emails are terrific too. 2w
CarolynM Great T-shirt 😍 You need one of these @MrsMalaprop 1w
Lcsmcat We just missed each other! I‘m in Asheville now. Last night was French Broad Chocolate Lounge, today is Malaprops and Echoview Fiber Mill! (Echoview for my daughter who knits.) 1w
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Soubhiville @Lcsmcat have a wonderful visit! It‘s a beautiful time of year to be there. 🥰 1w
Megabooks Awesome! I‘m glad you had fun! 🤩 1w
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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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Excellent and brutally truthful. I loved both Nanette and Douglas, Hannah‘s Netflix specials, and I was glad to get a deeper glimpse at how she got to who she is now.

If you aren‘t familiar with her already I‘d suggest watching her specials first. Heavy content warnings.

AmyG My daughter keeps telling me to watch. (edited) 2w
Soubhiville @AmyG you should! I love her. I have tickets to see her in Austin this weekend. 2w
AmyG I am just busy reading instead...when I have the time. Enjoy seeing her! 2w
Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks this was my #bookspin 😁📚 1w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1w
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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There are so many great and slightly unsettling author pics of Patricia Highsmith that I couldn‘t choose just one! I love an author photo that includes a pet, and she clearly loved her cats.

May is halfway over #AuthorAMonth readers. I hope you‘re enjoying your picks.

June‘s author will be Chris Bohjalian, in case you need to put in an order or library hold. (He‘s a favorite of mine, from my birth state, Vermont.)

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Cinfhen Thanks for posting the reminder! I bailed on my original pick for Highsmith ( Deepwater) but I‘m gonna try another 2w
Cinfhen And I‘m hoping to pick up the newest book from Bohjalian 2w
Soubhiville @Cinfhen I just started The Lioness- picked up on my travels and couldn‘t wait! Lol. 2w
Cinfhen Ohhhh, good to know 😄 2w
BarkingMadRun I have a book for June! 2w
UwannaPublishme I‘m leaning toward The Lioness too. 2w
Blackink_WhitePaper I am reading short stories collection of Highsmith. It is as u said unsettling but wittily crafted stories. Thanks for recommendation💐 I am reading 6d
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Everfair | Nisi Shawl
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My last #vacationread as I‘m headed home today.

If America offered reparations in the form of 40 acres and a mule, but they are on the sea floor and you have to get body modifications in order to become a merman or mermaid… strange and haunting, as racism can‘t even be escaped when leaving life on land.

This is from the Black Stars stories, published by Amazon, the third of 6.

LiteraryinLawrence Travel safely! 2w
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My second #vacationread, and I thought it was excellent. It works for #Nigeria for #readingafrica.

Adunni is a 14 year old Nigerian girl who grew up in a small village. Her mom passed away and her alcoholic father disregards the promise he made and sells Adunni into a marriage with a much older man as a third wife. That‘s just the beginning.

Adunni‘s strong spirit and her wish to do good for her country will stay with me. All the TW though.

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This is a fun fast paced window into society in the late 1930‘s, in which an out of work governess stumbles in to the life of a more privileged young actress and joins her in a day filled with visits from friends and parties.

I enjoyed this much more than I expected to. I loved proper Miss Pettigrew starting to admit to herself that maybe enjoying life has more merits than her elders would have led her to believe.
#doublespin

squirrelbrain I really loved this one too! 3w
Soubhiville @squirrelbrain I don‘t read a lot of classics, but I‘m glad I got to this one! 3w
Cathythoughts Nice review! I have this waiting on the shelf 👍🏻❤️ 3w
Dragon I enjoyed this one. 💚🐉 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Part memoir part history of “celesbians “, this is the author‘s take on society‘s view of queer women.

I am easily a decade older than the author and pretty out of touch with pop culture, so I admit I don‘t know a lot of the celebrities discussed here. That took a bit away from the book for me. But there was still plenty I did enjoy.

Some content may be triggering- see spoilers below.

Soubhiville CW- sexual assault- graphic. 3w
Megabooks This sounds interesting! 3w
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Airport reading!

LeahBergen Perfect light reading for travel! 👍 3w
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I feel strange saying I enjoyed this profoundly sad book, but I really did.

Lucy and Sam grow up with a gold prospecting father and a mom who came from Asia hoping for a better life. Theirs is an unstable unpredictable poverty, ever shifting.

They are followed by tragedy and hardship into separate adulthoods, and the juxtaposition between hope and the inevitability of luck.

I don‘t think I‘ve ever read anything quite like this before.

Soubhiville Another great recommendation from @alysonimagines 💜📚 3w
Karons1 I picked a copy up of this for Q9.00 !!! In the works a few weeks ago it‘s on my TBR ? 3w
ICantImReading I have this one sitting on my shelf, I need to get to it! 💛 3w
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shawnmooney I didn‘t think I was interested in this book but now you have intrigued me with your review. How about coming on my Bite-sized Book Chats series via Zoom to chat about the book for 10 or 12 minutes? If you have no idea what I‘m talking about, the playlist is here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf. Would love to have you on as a guest! 3w
Soubhiville @shawnmooney oh wow, thanks! I‘m on vacation until the 18th, but I‘d be happy to chat sometime after that. 😊 3w
shawnmooney @Soubhiville Awesome – enjoy your vacation and I will touch base with you again shortly after the 18th!

Hey, I hope you had a fab vacation! Looking forward to doing this Bite-sized Book Chat whenever you‘ve come up for air. Drop me a line at shawnmooneyinjapan@gmail.com and we can make a plan. Thanks!
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alysonimagines @Soubhiville So glad you enjoyed! 🖤 Even though this book completely devastated me, I was compelled to buy my own copy after I read it. It‘s a gut punch, but so achingly bittersweet too. 3w
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Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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So good! I enjoyed every moment, and the narration is great. This‘ll likely be close to the top of this year‘s “best of” lists for me.

KristiAhlers Right? I love this authors writing. I‘ll read anything by her. 4w
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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My April wrap up 😊📚

The best was definitely Project Hail Mary. It was a fun and fast paced ride.

vivastory I definitely need to read Project Hail Mary. I've heard only good things! 4w
AmyG Nice! 4w
Megabooks Great month! 4w
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Project Hail Mary is my #doublespin for May. 4w
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s May, time to pull out our Patricia Highsmith books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you!

There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year: ⬇️

Soubhiville -There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing the Google form each month. (this prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.) 4w
Soubhiville -There will be one or two prizes chosen from the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club. 4w
Soubhiville -There will also be a few random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year.

Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17unQAjR_xGxyxx9h_8uI2LVl_MwyJrBn_eKWqStr6fA/vie...
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Soubhiville As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading! 4w
Cinfhen Im ready to go!!! Will be reading 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Perfect! I have a few on my tbr shelves! @Cinfhen Deep Water is good, hope you‘ll enjoy 👌 4w
squirrelbrain I have two - Strangers on a Train and Carol. Both work for #pop22 prompts as well. 4w
Cinfhen Hiiiiii Jessie!!!!!! What‘s new @erzascarletbookgasm ??! 4w
vlwelser Found this at my library. I've read some of her more famous ones already. 4w
CoffeeNBooks I've got The Talented Mr. Ripley downloaded on my phone. 4w
DHill I‘ll be reading Carol 4w
TheAromaofBooks Strangers on the Train came in for me at the library - it's been on my TBR for quite some time!! 4w
AmyG I have on hold Strangers on a Train..due soon. 4w
Butterfinger I plan to listen to The Tremor of Forgery. What a title!!! 4w
Bklover I will probably skip this month as I have no Highsmith books and can‘t borrow any on hoopla either (you‘d think they‘d have at least one Highsmith book!) Will keep looking and watching for kindle sales. I am, however, fully prepared for next month‘s Bohjalian! 4w
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Fleishman Is in Trouble | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Mehso-so

I can‘t say I liked this study of a mid 40‘s man going through a divorce and learning to navigate the virtual dating world. I found myself cringing quite a bit, I think because I would hate dealing with dating aps.

In the end I did like Toby as he settled into a primary caregiver to his 8 and 11 year old daughters and I hoped he‘d be able to find happiness.

Hooked_on_books This is one of the few books that made me have no idea what to say about it. I don‘t even know if I liked it or didn‘t like it! I ended up marking it as “read” instead of with a qualifier. 😂 4w
JeffyRoo I spent the whole book wondering why no one cared at all about the missing wife. Seemed a story telling us, second hand, why she'd left! 4w
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Spinner: Roman | Benedict Wells
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My May #bookspin list. Every month I feel list making time sneaks up on me! This month I kept everything on my list that I didn‘t get to in April and just filled in the empty spaces made by those I did read. Looking forward to the drawing @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
KristiAhlers Crying in the H Mart was so good! So much emotion. 1mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Here we are at the end of the month again #AuthorAMonth readers! I really liked my John Boyne book, A History of Loneliness. I‘ve enjoyed the others I‘ve read by him in the past.

I‘ve read and stacked books from all of your reviews!

Monday starts May and our Patricia Highsmith books. If you haven‘t yet put in your library holds, it‘s time to get to it! Have a great weekend all. 📚❤️📚

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Lcsmcat Thanks again for organizing this! 1mo
Soubhiville @Lcsmcat 😊❤️ I love doing it! 1mo
TheBookHippie Thanks so much !!! I‘ve never read Mays author so I did some library holds! 1mo
AmyG Thank you! Boyne is a huge favorite. 1mo
Bookwormjillk Thank you! I‘m so glad I finally read 1mo
Larkken He was new to me, so this was a fun and interesting April for me! Thanks! 1mo
Megabooks I enjoyed 1 of my 2 from Boyne, but I‘m glad to have read both. I have 2 Highsmith books checked out for next month. 👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks so much for running this @Soubhiville 💜 1mo
Bookzombie I‘m still working on my book, but I think I should finish it in time. 🙂 1mo
Cinfhen I really liked my Boyne and now I‘m ready to go with this one!! Thanks for hosting each month 1mo
dariazeoli Just finished my 2nd Boyne of the month. He‘s so good! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve only read one for April. Looking forward to May, another favourite author. 👍 1mo
squirrelbrain I read this one, and have two Highsmiths on loan from the library already…Carol and Strangers on a Train. 1mo
Bklover Just finishing up This House is Haunted, which I have thoroughly enjoyed! Thanks again Soubhi for all you do. 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I didn't get to any John Boyne books in April, but I'm looking forward to reading a Patricia Highsmith book in May- I've never read any of her books. 4w
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I love the title of this novella!
Read for the May topic of my IRL bookclub: “choosing books for each other.” (Chosen for me by @ThePageantHam )

With magic, polyamorous, queer, and non-binary characters who feel like friends of mine, and a mystery, there‘s a lot in this 100 page gem. I especially loved the description of how spells work, and when 2 characters have to get sneaky with a church.

Definitely recommend!

mdm139 Love the book sleeve 1mo
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The Undocumented Americans | Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
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I had no idea how many undocumented Americans worked at ground zero doing recovery and clean up and how many of them were denied pay after working, denied healthcare after becoming ill from the conditions there.
This author unflinchingly describes situations across the country where the undocumented are abused, taken advantage of, and ignored. I admire her tenacity and devotion to helping others both by writing their stories and by encouragement.

Soubhiville Thank you @alysonimagines for bringing this book to my attention! 1mo
alysonimagines @Soubhiville So glad you liked it! It‘s a powerful read for such a short book, really packs a punch doesn‘t it? 1mo
Megabooks Great review! I learned a lot of surprising things too. 1mo
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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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I loved Hartnett‘s last book, so I was excited to see she‘d released a new one. Then I heard it took place in one of the towns where I grew up, and I was doubly so!

The way she captured memory loss and brain fog really hit home. I loved Emma‘s fifth grade class, what a pack of characters! And of course as a pet-mom, I love how important the animals were to the story. I really enjoyed this one a lot! 🦊🐶🐸

tpixie So glad this is good! @litsybookclub is going to read this in October. I loved 1mo
Hooked_on_books Oh cool! I‘m looking forward to this one. 1mo
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My Little Free Library garden has been getting it‘s spring spruce up over the last 2 weekends. Got the new baby plants and mulch in today. Mexican Heather and Lantana. I can‘t wait to see how the flowers do! 💜 I added some new books after I was done digging too. 😁📚🌸

ozma.of.oz Gorgeous! 💖💖 1mo
BookNAround We had lantana when we lived in Texas. It was both hearty and pretty. 1mo
Bookwormjillk So pretty! 1mo
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Mirazzles Absolutely beautiful 🪴😊 1mo
Lynnsoprano Nice! I put some yellow lantana in my butterfly garden this week 1mo
Gissy So pretty! 📚 🌺 🌸😍 1mo
Hooked_on_books Fabulous! 1mo
Nute Very pretty!💕 1mo
DivineDiana How wonderful! 1mo
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Goliath | Tochi Onyebuchi
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I found this a little hard to get into because there are a LOT of characters and time/ setting jumps. But once I started settling in to it I really liked it.

It‘s a dystopian futuristic book, definitely a social commentary that brings current issues into the future. One of the main themes is colonialism and gentrification, as we see white people who had fled Earth start returning a generation later after some of the climate crisis has passed.

Soubhiville I rated it 4 of 5 stars only because of the rough-for-me start, it ended up being an excellent read. I‘m adding the author‘s other books to my TBR. 1mo
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#authoramonth
Boyne‘s writing is compelling. Although this is a slow moving story, I was never bored with it. I can‘t imagine taking a parent‘s desire for my future as rote, Odran did seem suited to life as a priest. As usual I didn‘t see the twists coming, and the end was a little rough.

Definitely a pick, but Heart‘s Invisible Furies is still my favorite of his.

CWs abound- see spoilers in comments.

Soubhiville Content warnings- sexual abuse of children, suicide, death of children, drunk driving, among others I‘m sure. 1mo
AmyG Ha, I never see the twist coming either. I agree with all you wrote. Hearts Invisible Furies will always be my favorite, too. (edited) 1mo
vlwelser 💯 Heart's Invisible Furies 1mo
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Thank you Easter Bunny @Mitch for the sweet Easter gifts. I need to pull out my markers 😊 and color some notecards.

I hope you and Mel and Woodford had a lovely weekend. ❤️🐇🌸

staci.reads What is the book series behind it? Those spines are cool! 1mo
Soubhiville @staci.reads Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld, the cloth bound editions 😊📚 1mo
staci.reads Gorgeous! I've actually never read Pratchett 😯 1mo
Mitch Your most welcome honey. We had a lovely weekend, a mix of family, BBQ and beach 👍🏼 1mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

I‘ll be reading these three this week, with support from Venkman. I‘ve just started A History of Loneliness for #AuthorAMonth and it‘s very good so far.

Cinfhen History of Loneliness was very good!! Happy reading 🌷🌷🌷 1mo
AmyG I really enjoyed History of Lonliness. A good, slow burn of a book. 1mo
Hooked_on_books He really has great ears. 🐱 1mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I‘m officially an Andy Weir fan now. I love his writing style. I love his sense of humor. I love that he uses science and math as part of his stories in a way that‘s really accessible. (I am not a math-person at all, you don‘t need to be.)

I need to read Artemis now. Maybe I can work a Half Price Books trip into my day…

This was my #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks 😊📚

RaeLovesToRead That face!!!! 🥰🥰🥰 Afternoon, Venkman!! 1mo
MrsHood Did you read the Martian too? I have not yet, but am reading Hail Mary and find it so fun! I‘m a teacher too, so the bits that relate to that resonate with me. 1mo
Soubhiville @MrsHood I did read The Martian. Very similar style, I liked it. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I also really enjoyed this one!! 1mo
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#bookreport @Cinfhen

I love spring gardening!
I finished these 3 books this week, and I‘m hoping to finish Project Hail Mary today before my bookclub meeting. ❤️🌸💜

AmyG What beautiful flowers! We can‘t really plant until beginning of June here! But my daughter and I repotted some indoor plants and now praying I don‘t kill them. 🤣 1mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous plants!!!! How was this one 👉🏽I added it to my last #BOTM box 1mo
Megabooks Lovely garden! 1mo
Soubhiville @Cinfhen I liked it, quite a good debut. 1mo
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I found this informative and possibly useful, and very easy to follow for nonfiction/self help.

It‘s mostly about ways to possibly manage and overcome anxiety with diet (not like going on a diet but as in eating nutritiously), sleep, and exercise. She‘s not against meds, but offers alternative options if you‘d like to either try a different approach or if you‘d like to get off meds you might currently be taking.

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Sy Montgomery tells wonderful non fiction nature stories. In this one she works with a hummingbird rescue expert for a month to hand raise two tiny orphaned hummingbird babies.

This little book is also a chapter from Sy‘s book Birdology. It includes quite a few photos.

I‘d definitely recommend this if animal rescue is your wheelhouse, or it would make a great spirit lifting gift.

ShelleyBooksie I'll have to check this out. I've loved her other books 1mo
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Fiona and Jane | Jean Chen Ho
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This is a novel in pieces. Each chapter is from the point of view of either Fiona or Jane, two Taiwanese immigrants who have been in America since they were young girls. Their friendship waxes and wanes as they grow.

I‘m so in love with my Iris! I got them from my sister 3 years ago, and this is the first year they‘ve bloomed. 💜🌸

squirrelbrain Such pretty flowers! 💕 1mo
janeycanuck Oh, what a lovely colour! They look great with that book cover, too! 1mo
Megabooks Those irises are beauties! What a wonderful gift! 1mo
Eyelit The irises are gorgeous!!! 💜 😍 1mo
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The Thousand Eyes | A. K. Larkwood
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I liked this second book in the series just as much as the first, which was The Unspoken Name.

Rich worldbuilding, gods vs mortals, orcs are main characters, there‘s queer and non-binary rep, flying dimension traveling ships! So much good stuff!

One of my favorite things about this world is that there is absolutely no homophobia. People just are who they are and no one has any thoughts that they shouldn‘t be.

Larkwood = new fave!

Fantasy_bookworm This series sounds so cool! 2mo
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Fair Play | Tove Jansson
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I‘ve been wanting to try one of Tove Jansson‘s books for some time, since I see Litsy friends enjoying them.

This was a very short novella in stories about a friendship between two artists. Maybe more than friendship? The stories are little peeks at conversations about working artist‘s lives, island life, and nature.

I had to adjust to the style, as it‘s translated and didn‘t feel natural at first. But I did enjoy it.

This was my #bookspin.

LeahBergen Oh, those wrinkly little paws. 🥰 2mo
CBee This is the BEST pic 🥰 2mo
AmyG He looks royal. 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead Hello Venkman, you gorgeous snoodle! ❤❤ 2mo
Leftcoastzen He looks wise! 2mo
GondorGirl Venkman seems to think that he's the real subject of this photo. 😂🥰 2mo
EvieBee Something about his man cat cleavage makes me want to smooch him. Boop! Xx 2mo
BarbaraBB You should read 2mo
Soubhiville @BarbaraBB I‘ll look for it, thank you for the recommendation! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Smrloomis Wow look at those eyes! 🐈 2mo
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Sweetlings | Lucy Taylor
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Thank you @Mitch for this surprise in my mailbox! Since there are Easter stickers on them, I‘ll wait to open. You‘re so sweet 💜🐇

Mitch Just a little gift from the Easter bunny! 2mo
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I liked every story in this collection. This is coming from someone who doesn‘t usually like short stories very much. I loved the way they mostly felt modern, but with a slight folklore twist.

If you‘ve got a challenge that calls for a short story collection, maybe consider picking this one up.

Thanks Bookclub for making me step out of my comfort zone😊.

AmyG I love dog bellies. Reminds me of Lou. (edited) 2mo
Soubhiville @AmyG it‘s the cutest when they lay like this! 2mo
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Fair Play | Tove Jansson
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My #bookspin and #doublespin books are about as different from each other as they can be this month. I‘m excited to dive into them! Thank you @TheAromaofBooks 🥰📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I really enjoyed Project Hail Mary. 2mo
BookDadGirlDad Hail Mary is amazing!!! 2mo
jlhammar Fair Play is excellent! I love Tove Jansson. Enjoy! 2mo
Soubhiville @jlhammar this is actually my first by her. I‘m looking forward to it! 2mo
Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks @BookDadGirlDad it‘s been on my Bookspin list for ages! I‘m glad it‘s number finally popped up 😊. I loved The Martian, so I bet I‘ll love this too. 2mo
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On Fragile Waves | E. Lily Yu
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My March wrap up.

I had three bails as well (that‘s a lot for me):
China Dolls and On Gold Mountain by Lisa See and The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy.

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Spinners | Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
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Since the drawing is tomorrow, I guess I better settle on my #bookspin choices for April! I‘ll go with these 😉📚💜.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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A heartfelt memoir about growing up in a Muslim household as a queer non-binary person. Amrou truly loves their parents and they love them, but their culture makes their coming out really difficult for all of them. Hearing how they grow and about their self discovery is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Things that will stick with me: their love for their mother, music, and their drag family.
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Content Warnings in spoilers⬇️

Soubhiville I thought this audio was great, read by author, but content warnings include- homophobia, racism, Islamaphobia, verbal and sexual abuse, bullying, and probably more. 2mo
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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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I can always count on JP for an engrossing read. This one is about the pandemic. There‘s a twist halfway through that completely blindsided me.

I know she‘s not for everyone, and that this topic is too fresh for some readers, but I have to give it a pick. I am ready for a tropical trip now please!

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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s April, time to pull out our John Boyne books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you! ⬇️

Soubhiville There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year:

-There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing the Google form each month. (this prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.) ⬇️
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Soubhiville -There will be one or two prizes chosen from the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club.

-There will also be a few random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year. ⬇️
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Soubhiville Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17unQAjR_xGxyxx9h_8uI2LVl_MwyJrBn_eKWqStr6fA/vie...

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚.
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mom2bugnbee I've never read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and both of my girls loved it, so that's my start! 2mo
Kangaj1 I have already read The Heart's Invisible Furies, so I plan to read A Ladder to the Sky. 2mo
vlwelser Planning to start with this one. 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve read a lot of his already, but have this one on my physical TBR shelf so that‘s my choice! 2mo
Lcsmcat Planning to read A Ladder to the Sky. 2mo
Bookzombie I have read two of his previously. Im going with this one next because apparently I bought it on my Kindle a while ago. Lol 2mo
Larkken I don‘t know him at all! Currently cycling though Libby to see what‘s interesting 🤨 2mo
Soubhiville @Bookzombie I know that feeling! Always a nice surprise. 2mo
MeganAnn The Heart‘s Invisible Furies has been sitting on my TBR shelf for quite some time. 2mo
Kdgordon88 I have 3 on my TBR, not sure where I am starting. The House of Special Purpose, A Ladder to the Sky or 2mo
Allylu I have had “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas“ in my house for a very long time and I put off reading it because I know how it ends and i know I will bawl. I'm just going to take a deep breath and dive in. 2mo
Megabooks I‘ve already started 2mo
DHill I‘ll be reading 2mo
Cinfhen I need to figure out how to incorporate the Boyne into #ThingsInCommon challenge - But I‘m hoping to read either 2mo
megnews I‘ve already read a few of his. I‘m reading 2mo
staci.reads I absolutely loved The Heart's Invisible Furies! I've also read Ladder to the Sky which I wasn't as crazy about. This time I'm going with 2mo
dariazeoli I started this one yesterday 2mo
Caroline2 I‘ve got two on my shelves so I might try and do both! Mutiny on the bounty and 2mo
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