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Gifts | Nuruddin Farah
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This got shipped today! #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon 😊

Also I have received a package from @Amandajoy that has no hashtag, but I‘m assuming might be for #bestof2021? @candority or might be #wintersolsticeswap @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain 🤷‍♀️🎄🎁🛍

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This was a December bookclub pick. I thought the audio was well done. It‘s a great story, I really enjoy the idea of growing up around the developing dictionary and exposure to that level of attention to words.

I also liked the idea of the women‘s words, it seems like it would be tons of fun collecting those.

tokorowilliamwallace I wish the book club I follow from where I lived last year chose unique little selections like this. Each smaller meeting group within the larger umbrella group rotates picking the next book 3 months out, so there is some variation in interest, though, which is nice. 18h
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November‘s wrap up📚📚📚

I had a hard time deciding which book to list this under because they were all really good books! I couldn‘t choose a favorite between them. Some of these will definitely be on my best of list this year.

#NonFictionNovember- I managed 5 and one still in progress.

tokorowilliamwallace Some very nice nonfiction picks, though! 18h
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s December, time to bring out our Isabel Allende books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge, read as many or as few as you like. The authors were voted on by Litsy, see list for the year above.

At the end of the year there will be one prize box going to the person who read the most books. To qualify the books must be finished during the author‘s month. ⬇️

Soubhiville Also a few randomly drawn prizes will be chosen from the list of participants- for these prizes you only have to have read at least one book during the year that qualifies, and must still be an active Litsy user.

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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Eggs 💗💗 3d
vlwelser This one has been on my TBR forever. 3d
sprainedbrain I‘m going to finally read this one 3d
Amiable I‘m skipping this month —I haven‘t liked the Isabel Allende books I‘ve already read. 3d
Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain your sounds good too! 3d
Bookzombie I have Zorro and Of Love and Shadows from the library. I will probably try Zorro first. 3d
MeganAnn @AmyG I really liked The Japanese Lover when I read it a few years ago. Joining in for the first time, but planning to continue in 2022! I‘m going to read this one for sure because it‘s already on my shelf: 3d
Kdgordon88 Starting with In the Midst of Winter and if I have time 3d
Lcsmcat I‘m waiting to see the numbers for #bookspin as I put a lot of Allende on that list. 😀 3d
Soubhiville @Lcsmcat isn‘t it fun waiting to see what you‘re next read will be once @TheAromaofBooks pulls those numbers? 3d
Lcsmcat @Soubhiville It‘s ridiculously fun! 3d
Bklover I have a few of hers but I‘m starting with Ripper. I‘ve had it quite a while! @vlwelser we will have to compare notes! (edited) 3d
Butterfinger I want to read A Long Petal of the Sea and Midst of Winter. 2d
Soubhiville @LitsyEvents would you repost this please? ❤️ 2d
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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November is drawing to a close #AuthorAMonth readers. 🙂

Please comment below with the number of books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon you read. Or if you prefer to post a collage of your reading, just use the hashtag #AAMCRZ and be sure to tag me so I see it.

Soubhiville #AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. Read as many or as few as you like. At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.”

There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book and is still active on Litsy is entered into those random drawings.
As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚
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Andrew65 1 book. 4d
CoffeeNBooks I read 3: The Prisoner of Heaven, The Angel's Game, and The Labyrinth of the Spirits 4d
AmyG I skipped November. 4d
Q84 None 4d
Amiable I‘m still making my way through 4d
Bookzombie None for me. I have started Shadow of the Wind, but I‘ve only read about a third. 4d
dariazeoli I wish I was further along but I‘ll have to finish before the end of the year! 4d
Eggs I completed five. 4d
ValerieAndBooks I am only about halfway through this one (I‘ve read it twice in the past though). A very unproductive reading month 😓 !! 4d
Addison_Reads Zero for me this month. My holds never came in from my library. I look forward to reading him though once they do. 4d
Bklover Well. I read about half of Shadow of the Wind. I‘d hate to say I bailed because at some point I want to finish it but for now I bailed. 4d
sprainedbrain Just one for me, but it was wonderful (as expected). 4d
Julsmarshall I started Shadow of the Wind but it wasn‘t for me. Are there ANY women in this story? May not have been the book for me at this time. 4d
Larkken Only one - the Shadow of the Wind! 3d
Larkken @Julsmarshall lol. Not huge on real female characters, no. Pretty annoying, I agree 3d
Lcsmcat I read one, Shadow of the Wind, but like @Julsmarshall it wasn‘t for me, so I didn‘t read any others. 3d
DHill None for me. Bailed on 3d
Cinfhen I skipped this month but hope to squeeze at least one in for December 🤓 3d
erzascarletbookgasm None for me 3d
DivineDiana Only read one this month, but there are definitely more in my future! Thank you for encouraging me to read this wonderful author! (edited) 3d
Skygoddess1 Ended up not getting to Shadow of the Wind like I hoped, so 0 for me 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa None for me. 3d
mom2bugnbee I'm in the middle of Shadow of the Wind, but Diane finish it, so zero for me this month. But I'm enjoying it & will definitely finish! 3d
Butterfinger 1 - Shadow of the Wind 3d
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On Fragile Waves | E. Lily Yu
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What a lovely surprise @Kaylamburson ! Thank you for thinking of me 😊. I‘m looking forward to reading this, and I love the kitty bookmark. You‘re so sweet. ❤️

Kaylamburson So glad it arrived safely and was a nice surprise!! Happy Holidays!!! 3d
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Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
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As soon as I opened this book I felt I would like it.

In the late 70‘s the timber industry in Northern California might be grinding to a halt. Environmental science is proving that the herbicides used to keep the underbrush down so loggers can work in the redwoods is causing massive issues to animals, including humans.

I fell in love with the family who has always been in lumber as they come to grips with how their lives have to change. ⬇️

Soubhiville 5⭐️ and going on my best of the year list. Content warnings below in spoiler. 6d
Soubhiville CW- violence, miscarriage, birth defects, still birth, death of animals including pets, misogyny, among others. 6d
Soubhiville Pictured here- Igor and (Doctor Peter) Venkman 🐱🐱 6d
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UnidragonFrag 😍 those cats! 6d
Megabooks I‘m adding this to my TBR. Cute cats!! 😻😻 6d
LeahBergen Look at those two sweet babies!!!! ❤️❤️ 6d
Bookzombie I love Igor and Venkman! Great review! 5d
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The Bone Shard Emperor | Andrea Stewart
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I‘m not really ready for it to be December, but I made my #bookspinbingo list anyway. 📚😊 Count me in @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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What a way with words!

#AuthorAMonth readers, we are drawing to the end of November, and so our time with Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Reminder that December‘s author is Isabel Allende. Time to pick up your library books or pull your own copies from your TBR. 📚🙂

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Texreader Yes I loved that quote! 7d
Cinfhen Amazing!! I love that sentiment 💕 6d
Nute Those words…wonderful! 6d
BethM Love this! 6d
DivineDiana These words touch my heart. ❤️📚❤️ 6d
TheBookHippie Love this! 6d
PurpleyPumpkin Beautiful 💜 6d
Eggs Like a violin 🎻 it‘s sound becomes richer the more it is played 6d
Andrew65 A wonderful author, and finished A Prisoner of Heaven this weekend and makes me want to read them all again. 6d
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Shew! I‘m impressed with myself for managing to get these out today.

#bestof2021 on its way to @ozma.of.oz (fyi the post office computer was confused by your address…. I hope it makes it to you ok!)

Other goodies headed to @AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hooked_on_books and @Mitch . Fingers crossed they all travel safely and arrive in a timely manner!

candority I have an address that confuses the post office too 😭 Keeping my fingers crossed that it arrives with no trouble 🤞 7d
AmyG You are so sweet, my friend. Waiting on 2 “things” before I send yours. 😘 7d
ozma.of.oz I‘ll keep an eye out for it! 👍🏻 7d
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Hooked_on_books Aw, thank you! I just might have something for you, too! I just have to get on the horn and get it boxed up and out the door! 7d
Mitch So organised! Thank you so much sweetie xxxx 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww thank you! I‘ve got something to mail to you too ❤️ 6d
Soubhiville @CoffeeNBooks Harper I just sent something to you through Bookshop.org. I haven‘t ordered through them in a long time, but I think the return address should say bookshop.org? It‘s not going to be gift wrapped, I didn‘t see an option for that, so just maybe write “💜 Soubhi” on it and put it under your tree in the box? 😊❤️ (edited) 6d
CoffeeNBooks @Soubhiville Aww, thank you Soubhi! 😊 6d
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Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
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@AmyG have you started this yet? I‘m 100 or so pages from the end and it‘s cracking my heart to pieces. I have to finish it this morning, everything else is on hold for the day.
@Hooked_on_books I see why you loved it.

AmyG I have not started it yet. It‘s next up after Dec author a month and bookspin. Is it good???? 1w
Soubhiville @amyg so good! Lots of conflicting emotions. The author really gets you to feel for both sides- timber workers and conservation. 1w
AmyG Good to hear. This book has gotten so many positive and negative reviews. 1w
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Hooked_on_books Not only did I love the story, but I love the PNW and she evokes it so well. I felt like I was right there in that forest. Fabulous! 7d
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books it‘s funny, I grew up in the North East, and I felt like these were men I knew in my childhood as well. Especially Lark. Maybe Northern outdoorsmen are the same all across the country? I have only been to the PNW twice, but definitely felt an affinity for those forests. 7d
Hooked_on_books I do think there‘s a certain flavor some people develop based on life experiences that can pervade across cultures and locations, even across the world. We should focus more on that than on our differences—we would all be better off. 7d
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This will be my last for #nonfictionnovember.
Meg Lowman was the first scientist to dedicate her studies to the canopy- the very tops of the trees. She studies leaves, branches, life cycles of trees, which has led to studies on the creatures who live in and eat leaves. Mostly insects, but also birds and mammals.

Fun fact I learned: in many spider species the female is up to 100 times the size of the male 😱😬.

Another job I think I‘d love!

Soubhiville Lowman discussed her challenges as a female scientist in what is overwhelmingly a male dominated field. She goes into a lot of detail about jobs she felt forced out of. Also towards the end there is a lot of info about how she was drawn to studies, how she got funded, and naming others who worked with her. It got dull there for me- I was here more for tree science, so I admit to zoning out some of the businessy bits. 1w
Lindy Stacked! 🌳❤️ 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh man, sexism is real! I‘m sure I would relate to her on that. I read a book once about the redwoods (I don‘t remember the title) and was fascinated to learn that there‘s a whole ecosystem in the canopy, including other plants, including trees, growing up there. What a fascinating place is our earth! 🌍 1w
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I got to see some of that sort of thing- plants growing in the trees- in the Cloud Forest in Monte Verde Costa Rica. The sky bridges gave me a view of life like I‘ve never seen it. Also got to see strangler fig trees there. There are some so big and so old that with the host tree gone and disintegrated, it‘s possible to climb several stories high inside the strangler fig. So strange and so varied! 1w
Hooked_on_books Climb several stories inside a fig?!? That‘s amazing! I‘m glad there are books like this bringing wonders to everyone who can‘t see them for themselves. Maybe if we get enough people educated about what is here to protect, people will get serious about protecting it. 1w
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Arcadia | Lauren Groff
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I received this book as a gift years ago. I picked it up now because I‘m looking forward to Groff‘s new book, Matrix.

I loved everything about this! It span‘s Bit‘s life from a child growing up on a hippie commune, to an adult living in a city and starting a family, into middle age as he moves back to his parent‘s house to care for his ailing mom.

Heartfelt and so real, Groff writes characters I feel all the way through. Great debut novel!

Cathythoughts I‘m reading Matrix at the moment.. it‘s brilliant 💫.. stacking Arcadia 👍🏻 2w
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Who was doing Fiction/Non-Fiction #pairings? This was 100% accidental, but I find myself reading 2 books about the lumber industry and deforestation, conservation, and the impact of all of this on low income folks living in the Pacific Northwest of the US. On the right, NF, the left is fiction. Funny when reading life throws coincidences like this at you!

Mitch I ♥️doing these pairings - it adds something special to both books. Enjoy! 2w
Hooked_on_books I‘ve definitely done them and would do so more if other books would stop sidetracking me! 😂 I agree with @Mitch —it tends to enhance the reading of both. And I loooooovvvvved Damnation Spring! 2w
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I‘m liking it a lot so far. 😊 2w
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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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How are your Zafon books going #AuthorAMonth readers?

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AmyG I passed this month. I will be back for Dec. (edited) 2w
Amiable Mine‘s going slowly—it‘s a chunkster! But I‘m enjoying it . (edited) 2w
CoffeeNBooks I just read this quote in The Angel's Game a little while ago! I'm on my 2nd Zafon book, and hope to also read The Labyrinth of the Spirits this month. 2w
Cinfhen Same as @AmyG planning to jump back in December 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I hope to read The Prince of Mist 🤞 2w
Kdgordon88 Just finished Shadow of the Wind Thursday on audio. Lost focus a couple of times but still a fascinating story! 2w
dariazeoli I‘m LOVING Shadow of the Wind. I just wish I had more time this month. Super busy and not as far into it as I‘d like. 2w
Larkken Accidentally put book three in the series on hold instead of book one 🤦🏻‍♀️ (HATE that!) so I‘ve only just started! 2w
MeganAnn I‘m hoping to join in for Isabel Allende in December… for the first time! Excited for the 2022 list 🎉 2w
Bookzombie I haven‘t started. My reading has been slow this month, but after Wednesday I‘m off until the second and hope to get to 2w
ValerieAndBooks About halfway through Shadow of the Wind…hope I can finish it in time 😬 2w
vlwelser I read this one and decided that was enough for this dude for now. His books are lovely but they're very long. 2w
Megabooks My book returned to the library before I could read it! 2w
Crazeedi I haven't read this month!😥 2w
Bklover I‘m about a third through 2w
SilversReviews LOVED Shadow of the Wind!! Didn‘t like his others too much. (edited) 2w
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Finding Gratitude | Compendium
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This resonates with me this weekend. I hope you all are finding time to relax, breathe, and find your own joy. 🥰🌾🍂🌻. Happy reading!

AmyG This is so very true. Great quote. 2w
SamanthaMarie I've gone through seasons of both and have recently realized that if not clinically depressed, gratitude can be an amazingly helpful practice for life to seem/be beautiful no matter what I am experiencing day to day. 2w
Soubhiville @SamanthaMarie 💜 I so agree! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm 👍 Thanks for this reminder.🤍 2w
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Daughter of Fortune | Isabel Allende
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#AuthorAMonth readers, Allende is our December author. This is a kindle deal in the US today if you haven‘t got something lined up for her yet. 📚🙂

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AmyG I am all set. I found a book in the used section at the library. Hoping it‘s good. 2w
Soubhiville @AmyG I saw her new one at B&N this week and was tempted, but I didn‘t get it. I‘ll do something on audio from the library. 😊 2w
megnews Coincidentally, #overbookedclub chose Allende for our December discussion, all welcome! 2w
Lcsmcat This was the first Allende I ever read, and it made me a life-long fan. 2w
Soubhiville @megnews I saw that! I‘ve been meaning to tag everyone on one of your posts in case they want to join you for that read as well. So convenient 🙂 2w
Bklover Thanks! 2w
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Roxy | Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman
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What if the drugs we‘ve come to know were gods, sort of like the gods in Clash of the Titans? And their goal is to get the mortals “worshipping” them to the giant party in the sky?

This is a great YA fantasy twist on the story of addiction, and the main character is Roxy, or as we know her, Oxy. She‘s not a villain, she‘s just doing what she‘s been created to do, right? Can she help it if sometimes things get out of hand?

👍👍 from me but CW ⬇️

Soubhiville The audio is really good with a full cast, I listened after I got home from work to finish today. (Not common for me.). Obviously this is dark, addiction is a main theme. (edited) 2w
Megabooks I love your review! So much better than mine! 2w
Soubhiville Ah thanks @Megabooks 😊. Look at us reading the same books within a week or two of each other. Have you read Dry by these two authors? I definitely want to now. 2w
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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I absolutely loved the poetic way Jahren writes about plant life. The beginning part in which she describes growing up in her Dad‘s laboratory made me laugh out loud. The many instances of “but don‘t try it.”

I found the parts about struggling to keep funding for her research disheartening. And of course reading about her struggles with depression too.

But really this was an incredible read, I‘m glad to have picked it up. #NonFictionNovember

wanderinglynn Sounds interesting 👍🏻 3w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I loved this book! 2w
Addison_Reads This book is one of my favorites. 💚 2w
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Cal Flyn visited sites all over the world where humans have left, for one reason or another, and nature is in different ways creeping back in.

Some high points- endangered sheep coming back from the brink in demilitarized Cyprus, pupfish in the Californian Salten Sea able to survive in water hotter and saltier than any other species, types of lichen which may be able to absorb heavy metals from contaminated war zone in Verdun, France.

Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks this was my #bookspin 😁📚 for #nonfictionnovember (edited) 3w
AmyG Oh, hi! 😻 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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“I remind myself: if one goes in search of nature in its wildest forms, you shouldn‘t expect it will be pleased to see you.”

The author visited Swona, Scotland, a small island off the tip of northernmost mainland Scotland. It was abandoned in the mid 1970‘s, and the cattle and rabbits raised there were turned loose and have rewilded. Flyn found herself attacked or threatened by Arctic Terns, seals, cattle, and Great Skuas.

This is the location⬇️

Soubhiville Location of THE Rose Cottage. Apparently in British hospitals there is a common euphemism: when a patient passes, doctors may say to transport them to “Rose Cottage” instead of the morgue in order to avoid upsetting other patients. I‘ve heard this but had no idea it arose from an actual cottage. @Hooked_on_books thought you might find all of this interesting, since you stacked the book 📕🙂. (edited) 3w
rockpools This sounds wonderful! 3w
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Soubhiville @rockpools it is very good. The style is very much investigative journalism, rather like reading National Geographic. 3w
Kdgordon88 Love the quote! 3w
Hooked_on_books This is totally fascinating! I really look forward to this book. Thanks for the tag! 🤗 3w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen
I‘m enjoying both Lab Girl and Islands, and hope to finish at least one of them today.
Damnation Spring arrived in the mail yesterday and I read the first couple pages, so I guess I‘m reading it now 🤣. It‘s nice when something sucks you right in like that though. Totally unplanned.
Embers and Roxy are cued up for my next audiobooks. And Exile and Pride is my last myTBR rec from my last batch.

keithmalek "Islands of Abandonment"sounds interesting. I just added it. You might also like "The World Without Us" by Alan Weisman. 3w
Soubhiville Ooo, thanks for the recommendation @keithmalek ! 3w
Cinfhen I started Damnation Springs on audio but it wasn‘t grabbing my attentions I I put it on hold!! Funny, we had a totally different reaction 3w
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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If you participate in #AuthorAMonth and you like tracking your challenges on StoryGraph, guess what? I just made a challenge for us over there for 2022. Here‘s the link:


Would you be interested in going back and entering this year‘s books? If several people would be excited for that I‘ll make a 2021 challenge as well. Comment below and I‘ll tag you for that.

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sprainedbrain Oh that‘s awesome! I‘d definitely go back and fill in 2021 as well, if you make it. 3w
Megabooks Thank you!!!!!!! 💜🥳👍🏻 3w
Cinfhen I‘ve been neglecting my storygraph account but I hope to start back up in 2022! 3w
CoffeeNBooks I'd go back and fill in 2021- I didn't read much, but I'll fill out the form anyway- I'm just getting familiar with storygraph. 3w
BkClubCare Interesting! I am intrigued. Thank you. 3w
Lcsmcat I‘m in for 2022. 3w
squirrelbrain I‘ll join in for 2022; I haven‘t been a part of 2021 though…. 3w
vlwelser I just joined. I would also go back and fill out 2021. 3w
SamanthaMarie I just joined for 2022 :) 3w
Pageturner1 i am in it for 2022. 3w
DivineDiana Will join! And yes, would also be interested in 2021! 3w
AmyG I am travelling the next week-ish. So I will try to add my books the week of Thanksgiving. Now I just hope I remember! 3w
DrexEdit I might lurk a bit if that's ok. There are a couple of authors I'd like to read on your list. 3w
Kdgordon88 Yes for both! Love Storygraph and using it for Litsy activities is awesome. 3w
Soubhiville @AmyG it‘s entirely for your own enjoyment, I won‘t be using StoryGraph to track anything. I just really like it for keeping up with my challenges, and as a list-lover, checking those boxes makes me feel good 😊. 3w
Soubhiville @drexedit lurk away! I‘ve added you to the tag list. (edited) 3w
dariazeoli I‘m in! 3w
LibrarianRyan Yeah. Love story graph. 3w
LibrarianRyan Also just FYI. Unless they updated since I last looked you can see that they are participating but not if how far along they are. I use it for #BBRC. Love it. 3w
Soubhiville @sprainedbrain @CoffeeNBooks @vlwelser @DivineDiana @AmyG @Kdgordon88 @dariazeoli @LibrarianRyan See the link above to this year‘s StoryGraph challenge if you‘d like to play with it. This is entirely for your own entertainment, I won‘t be looking at your answers. 😊 For fun, not mandatory. (edited) 3w
LibrarianRyan @Soubhiville oh already done. The minute you mentioned it. Since I‘m on my phone and not my iPad things work a bit differently. I actually need to update all my challenges. . (edited) 3w
MoonWitch94 Fun! I‘m in for 2022 3w
Crazeedi Thank you, I just joined Storygraph a couple weeks ago, but I love it and I'd love to join in for 2022 and this year, though I don't think I did very well, I'm hoping do better! I'm just finding my way around the spp... 3w
CoffeeNBooks Thank you for doing this! I've never really used Storygraph before, but this made me actually try to figure out how to use the app! 😂 3w
Larkken Good idea! My storygraph has been languishing all year, ha. I‘ll have to work on getting it up to date! 2w
Zuhkeeyah Just saw the post from Litsy events. I‘m excited to join in! 2w
Soubhiville @Zuhkeeyah great! I‘ll add you to the tag list 😊 2w
SamanthaMarie May I be added to the tag list? :) 2w
tenar May I also be added to the tag list? Thank you! 2w
Soubhiville @SamanthaMarie @tenar I‘ve added you both 🙂 2w
jenniferw88 Can you add me to the tag list please? There's a couple of months I can do next year. 2w
jenniferw88 @tenar I might keep The Housekeeper and the Professor for December! (Depends on how excited I am in January lol!) 2w
Soubhiville @jenniferw88 you have been added 🙂 2w
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Book Report Beagle | Pamela Klawitter
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It‘s been a slower reading week for me. NonFiction just takes longer to digest.

I hope to finish Islands of Abandonment this weekend, and maybe also Lab Girl. They are both excellent.

I picked up the second Percy Jackson to give my brain a break, but honestly I think I‘m going to bail on it… not connecting, so it‘s probably destined for my LFL.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I pushed myself to read the Percy Jackson series and really wish I just gave up. 3w
Soubhiville @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick oh! Well I‘m glad I‘m passing on it then 😬. I‘m sure as a kid I would have loved them. 3w
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I came across this on FB and it made me think of fall readers transitioning into winter readers. Made me think of my Litsy community. 🍂❄️🧡🤎🤍

MaGoose 😎 cool. Love it. ❤ 3w
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I didn‘t think to take a photo of the box, but my #wintersolsticeswap package is on its way north! May it travel safely. #wss 🌲❄️📚

AmyG Wow! You‘re on top of things! 🙌🏻 (edited) 3w
Soubhiville @AmyG my work is about to get super hectic, so I‘m trying to stay ahead. 😊 3w
Chrissyreadit OMG!!!! 3w
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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I have to say The Shadow of the Wind has some of the most beautiful bookish quotes of any book I‘ve ever read.

I hope you are enjoying your Carlos Ruiz Zafon readings. I can‘t believe the month is almost halfway through!

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sprainedbrain Yes! I ❤️ The Shadow of the Wind so much. 3w
Eggs That‘s a great one 😌 3w
Read-y_Picker I‘m re-reading this one. Actually listening to the audiobook this time and it‘s sooo good! I just adore his style! 3w
Andrew65 Love this book. 3w
CoffeeNBooks I absolutely love The Shadow of the Wind! 3w
Butterfinger I'm enjoying it too. 3w
Bookwormjillk I thought of your post this morning. I started this one on audio on my drive into work and I kept wanting to pull over and write down quotes. 3w
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The Genius of Birds | Jennifer Ackerman
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I really enjoy Jennifer Ackerman‘s writing style. This is her second bird- topic book I‘ve read, and I‘ve another on my TBR shelf.

Things I learned:
-House Sparrows aren‘t native to North America, they were brought by Europeans and now are among the most plentiful birds here. Mockingbirds also.
-Alex the African Grey parrot could understand a lot of human speech, and could answer questions about color, quantity, and more!
-So much more!

AmyG What beautiful succulents! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💚 3w
Soubhiville @AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Aw, thanks 😊. I‘m lucky to live in the right climate for them to thrive. 3w
ShelleyBooksie Gorgeous photo 3w
tenar Your plants are lovely! I still think about the pigeons who were taught how to distinguish between the art styles of different impressionist painters. I learned some really incredible things from that book! 3w
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It definitely would have been nice to spend the whole day like this, but alas, I had to go to work. I‘ll be back to Venkman and this book in a little bit. Snuggle to be continued.

RaeLovesToRead Aww Venkman looks so snoodly 🥰🥰 3w
ShelleyBooksie ♡♡ Venkman♡♡ 3w
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Has the last week really been so busy that I‘m only now getting October‘s wrap up posted? Yes apparently so!

I have to say all of these were really good.

BiblioLitten Ah! Some really good titles. Which ones were your favourite? 4w
Soubhiville @BiblioLitten 5⭐️ for The Seed Keeper, Whispering Door, How the Word is Passed. The Prey of Gods and Thud! are both very close to that. 4w
BiblioLitten Thanks! I‘ll add them to my TBR 😊 4w
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Naptime | Elizabeth Verdick
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We are a family who cherish our weekend naps together. I caught Sietje and my hubby in a cute moment when I woke up first. Sorry this is only book related because I went from here to the library to read until they woke up 💙.

Soubhiville Actually surprised there are no cats in this photo. Venkman was under the blanket though 🤣 4w
AmyG Ha! This is so sweet. I sometimes catch Lou, when she is over, napping with my husband, too. ❤️ 4w
Nute Aww! A very sweet moment! 4w
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Omg, I LOVE the Cthulhu tat! 😱 4w
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 4w
Leftcoastzen Naps are the best ! 4w
Tamra Sweet! ☺️ 4w
ShelleyBooksie Adorable. Your hubby has awesome tattoos 4w
Megabooks Looks very comfy! 4w
Bookzombie Such a cute photo! 4w
LeahBergen Aww! I love it. ❤️ 4w
Hooked_on_books That is so cute! Tony once got a great picture when Bindi was little and Gunther was still with us of the three of them in bed with me. It‘s one of my favorites. 4w
Gissy Lovely photo! Sietje almost took the whole bed!🐶❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Simona Family napping time is the best❣️ And - cool tattoo! 4w
Lizpixie Love his tattoo! Cute picture❤️ 4w
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Best of Us | Robyn Carr
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Well now I‘m doing 3 swaps this winter 😊📚.

Go to @candority for more info.

candority Yay! Thanks for signing up and for sharing! 😊 4w
Mitch Which ones are you doing ? Have a missed some? 👏🏼👏🏼 4w
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Soubhiville @mitch there‘s also #LittleChristmasSwap (I think) which I haven‘t signed up for yet, but I might 🤣 4w
staci.reads Same 🤣 4w
Mitch Just signed up for this one too! And I‘d missed #littlechristmasswap - so going to do that one too! Oops! Thanks @Soubhiville for keeping me in the loop! 😘 4w
AmyG I keep telling myself no more swaps. And then I sign up. 😳 (edited) 4w
Soubhiville @AmyG right? It‘s my intention to stop with this one. We‘ll see if my will power holds! 4w
AmyG Good luck. I just signed up for this. 😳 (edited) 4w
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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I hereby announce the winning authors for 2022 #AuthorAMonth!

#AuthorAMonth is a relaxed reading challenge. There is no commitment. Read as many as you‘d like by the chosen author, skip months if you need to.

Litsy readers voted and these 12 authors came out on top 😊.

At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.” To qualify books must be finished in the appropriate month. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Soubhiville There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book and is still active on Litsy is entered into those random drawings.

As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚
Soubhiville I know author @ChrisBohjalian is on Litsy. Does anyone know if any of these other authors are? 1mo
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Lcsmcat We have some great reads ahead of us 1mo
TheBookHippie Fun!!! Some I‘ve read all their work. But I‘ll be there for the rest! 1mo
staci.reads Nice list! 6 authors I have read, 6 I haven't, and I'm excited about both! 1mo
TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 thank you. I have a John Boyne ready for #booked2022 so I know when I‘ll read it! 1mo
ChrisBohjalian Oh, my gosh, I am utterly Gobsmacked. Thank you! This is such a wonderful surprise. I‘m humbled by the company. 1mo
Megabooks I am HERE FOR this list! Very excited! 1mo
Texreader One of my least favorite authors is on this list! So sad! I wish we had alternates when that happens as this will be the first year I skip a month. The rest looks intriguing! Thanks so much for doing this again this year! 1mo
Soubhiville @Texreader that‘s an interesting idea…. I‘ll think on that. (And I‘m curious which author…. But you don‘t need to name them.). I don‘t read along every month as there have been a few authors I didn‘t connect with too in the past. 1mo
Soubhiville @TheBookHippie fingers crossed for some new releases? 🤞 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! 5 authors I voted for are in the list! The rest I shall see how it goes during the month. Thank you. 1mo
Chrissyreadit I never manage to read in the same month but some of these are authors I love so I will keep on trying! 1mo
Soubhiville @Chrissyreadit too many books, too little time 📚😉. 1mo
Bookwormjillk Great list! Some favorites, some I‘ve wanted to try, and some I‘ve never heard of. 1mo
Pageturner1 my resolution for the New Year, try harder! i try finding new authors and this definitely helps. 1mo
Christine Love the list! ❤️ 1mo
MeganAnn Ooo great list! I have several of these authors on my TBR and would love to join in for those at least. Will you add me to your tag list? 1mo
Soubhiville @MeganAnn you‘re added 🙂📚 1mo
vivastory What a great list! Thanks for continuing to host this! 1mo
MeganAnn @Soubhiville thank you! 1mo
squirrelbrain Great list! Can you add me on this year @Soubhiville please? I‘m not sure how many I‘ll get to, but I have a Kingsolver on my #booked2022 list so that works perfectly! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin What a great list! I‘m going to try to join you here and there. Looks like fun!😉 1mo
Larkken So many great authors! I‘ll have to try to join again. This year it made me pick up books outside my comfort zone, and they were all great 😊 1mo
Daisey This is a great list! I think I might add this as a prompt on my Book Spin list each month next year. 1mo
Crazeedi @Texreader I hear you! 1mo
Crazeedi @Soubhiville thank you! I have a couple books already by some of these authors, I hope I am able keep up , it's a great challenge for me 1mo
DrexEdit I‘m taking a screen cap and keeping this calendar in mind. I already see a couple of months where I would like to join in. Thank you for organizing! 1mo
AmyG Yay!!! Thank you. 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much for organizing!! What a wonderful list of authors!!! 1mo
Soubhiville @squirrelbrain you are added 😊📚 1mo
Andrew65 An interesting and diverse list, will be 10 new authors to me. 1mo
mom2bugnbee @Andrew65 11 for me! Love it! 1mo
sprainedbrain Love this list! 1mo
Kdgordon88 I‘ve loved participating this year and look forward to reading from this list of authors! 1mo
Andrew65 @mom2bugnbee Read John Boyne, who I love, and Naomi Novik - although only one book. 1mo
mom2bugnbee @Andrew65 I've read Sylvia M-G, and she isn't for me, but I understand why others love her. Excited to try the others! Kinda embarrassed I've never read Maya Angelou. 🥺 1mo
Andrew65 @mom2bugnbee You‘ll love John Boyne. I strongly recommend The Absolutist, Ladder to the Sky, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. But still a lot of his I have not read. Not even heard of Sylvia M-G. 1mo
Bookzombie Thank you for putting this together! I‘m excited. Three of my suggestions are on here. I have read 5 of the authors, but I‘m very happy to read more of their work. 💗 1mo
marleed Oh I took a screenshot because I‘ve seen posts from author-a-month readers and have wanted to join in for a couple years! 4w
MoonWitch94 2022 is the year I read at least one a month! I‘m planning this time! Can‘t wait! 4w
Read-y_Picker Yay!! Another great list! 4w
mom2bugnbee @Andrew65 Oh! I know of Boy in Pyjamas, didn't know the author. My kids loved that one when they read it in school. Silvia M-G's most recent was Mexican Gothic, which got great reviews, unless you aren't a Gothic horror fan, which I evidently am not. 😂 4w
Andrew65 @mom2bugnbee Know the book, but didin‘t know the author. Not particularly a fan of horror full stop. 4w
Crazeedi @mom2bugnbee @Andrew65 I'm not a horror reader either 4w
JaclynW Great list! I'm excited! Four new authors on this list for me and many favorites listed. Can't wait! Thanks! 4w
coffeewithbooks @Soubhiville count me in ! So excited 4w
Soubhiville @coffeewithbooks I‘ve added you to my tag lists 📚 4w
ValerieAndBooks Looking forward to this annual challenge! I didn't do that well in 2021 but am hopeful to do better in 2022! 4w
megnews Can you add me to your tag list? 3w
Soubhiville @megnews you bet! 📚 3w
Caroline2 Ohh what a fab list. Can you add me to the tag list please? 😃 2w
Soubhiville @Caroline2 you have been added! 2w
BarkingMadRun Count me in!! 2w
Soubhiville @BarkingMadRun I‘ve added you to the tag list. 2w
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Can I just send you over to @Megabooks review of this one, because it says exactly what I‘m feeling.

Yes, I was uncomfortable listening because I see myself in that title- a progressive white person perpetuating racial harm. I‘ve learned and I strive to keep learning. This isn‘t a thing we can learn once, it‘s ongoing education and we must seek out more ways to be better, all the time.

Excellent book, as is White Fragility. Big recommend.

Megabooks Excellent review! Thanks for the shoutout. 💜 This was a great read but hard to hear. I‘m trying to further my anti-racist education and be a good ally, but I f*** up, unintentionally, but still in ways that may be harmful to BIPOC people. I need to own it and learn when I do. 👍🏻 1mo
Soubhiville @Megabooks exactly. I f*** up too. I am trying to learn to react to being called out in a more productive way that doesn‘t put more burden on others. I try to learn from every uncomfortable situation. I want “doing my best” to keep getting better. 1mo
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I loved this just as much as the first one. A high school for magic wielding teens, filled with monsters, and most years a tiny percentage of the class makes it through the graduation hall that‘s just a basement filled with things that want to eat them? Yes please.

But Naomi Novik, your cliffhangers kill me! I‘m sure I have to wait another year for the next installment… This makes me understand readers who wait for series to finish to dive in.

ICantImReading I finished this a couple of weeks ago and I‘m still not over the cliffhanger!! 😂 1mo
Soubhiville @ICantImReading Right! So many feelings and I think I actually cried out “noooooo!” 1mo
Jas16 As soon as I heard it was another cliffhanger I cancelled my library hold so I could wait until the third book is out. 1mo
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Soubhiville @Jas16 I shouldn‘t have been surprised since the first ended with a cliffhanger too. Honestly I don‘t mind too much, I‘ve loved the books so far and that makes it worth it. 😊 1mo
Larkken Jeez, this was labeled as a 2-book series! Guess she couldn‘t pack everything in she wanted to two books haha. I love it too! But wish I didn‘t have to wait… 1mo
ScientistSam Is there definitely a third book? 2w
Soubhiville @ScientistSam there has to be, the ending of this one is a serious cliffhanger! 2w
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Read by the author, Swan Dive is a dance memoir and Georgina- “Gina” or “Paz”- frankly discusses her over 20 years with New York City Ballet. She touches on the blatant misogyny and racism in the pro-ballet world, as well as her laundry list of falls (hence the title) and injuries. But at its heart this is a memoir of the love of the dance. Paz has had some amazing experiences, and I‘m glad she shared them. 💕

Soubhiville #NFNovember book 1 😃 1mo
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I just restocked my LFL for #NonfictionNovember. 😊📚📚📚

marleed Very nice! 1mo
Nute Nice! 1mo
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Yes! I‘m looking forward to both my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin, and they both fit well for this month‘s topics bookclub: “Something You‘ve Obsessed About.”

Islands of Abandonment is about areas that people have moved out of and how nature is moving back in, which is something I‘ve spent a ton of time thinking about.

Kicked, Bitten, Scratched is my life as an animal caretaker. I‘ve done many animal jobs, currently a dog groomer. 🐕🐩🦮

TheAromaofBooks Oooo these both sound super interesting!!! 1mo
Crazeedi Thank you!!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books The tagged book has been named one of the best NF of the year by Powell‘s and is sounds fascinating! I‘ve looked around at our farm and how fast everything grows in Hawaii, contemplating how quickly it would be overtaken if abandoned (VERY quickly). So this book is going on my TBR for sure! 1mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s time #AuthorAMonth readers! Here is the poll to vote for next year‘s Authors.


#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. Read as many or as few as you like. At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.”

There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book during the year is entered. ⬇️

Soubhiville As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚. I will post results in about a week 😊📚. 1mo
Texreader Yay!! I can‘t wait to vote! 1mo
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Soubhiville *excuse my autocorrect typos! Should read *Kacen Callender and *Nnedi Okorofor! 1mo
TheBookHippie So excited to see who “wins” 1mo
Julsmarshall Some great authors! 1mo
Kangaj1 Please add me! 1mo
LeahBergen I voted! 😃 1mo
Kdgordon88 Voted! Some great choices on that list. 1mo
JaclynW I have loved doing this so much each month! I have been introduced to many authors I may not have ever picked up. Thanks so much for keeping it going! I appreciate it. I can't wait to see the new author list for next year! 1mo
Cinfhen Wowza!! What a list!! So varied!! Thanks for hosting and organizing 😘 1mo
Bookzombie Voted! I‘m excited to see who will make the top 12. Thank you for organizing this challenge! 💗 1mo
TrishB Done. Thanks for doing. I don‘t always take part but I always love seeing posts! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Wow! Exciting list! 1mo
Soubhiville @Kangaj1 you are added 🙂 1mo
Crazeedi Voted!! 1mo
AmyG Thank you! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Voted! 1mo
dariazeoli Ooh, so many great choices! Voted - and it‘s Election Day in NJ so timely. 😁 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch What a great list!! Hoping to participate more next year!!! 1mo
Q84 Done 1mo
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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This book was amazing. I loved it. The audiobook is very well narrated, and the accents all sounded spot on to me.

I found Inty‘s condition of being able to feel physical sensations that anyone she is looking at is feeling incredible. I‘ve never heard of anything like that before.

Be warned- this is dark and shines a light on man‘s worst evils. If you need content warnings this likely isn‘t for you. See spoilers below.

Soubhiville Content warnings: implied suicide, animal deaths and neglect, rape, gaslighting and more. 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m really looking forward to this one…. 1mo
vlwelser Is it as awesome as Migrations? Assuming you already read that one.... 1mo
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AmyG @vlwelser Yes. You won‘t be disappointed. Soubhi, I loved this book and am so happy you read it And enjoyed it, too. (edited) 1mo
Soubhiville @vlwelser I liked this one better. 1mo
Soubhiville @AmyG you knew I‘d love it. 😉 I plan to read it again at some point, it‘s that good! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!! 1mo
AmyG @Soubhiville You have read Migrations? 1mo
Soubhiville @AmyG I did read Migrations, but I liked Wolves more. 1mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s November, time to bring out our Carlos Ruiz Zafon books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge, read as many or as few as you like. The authors were voted on by Litsy, see list for the year above.

At the end of the year there will be one prize box going to the person who read the most books. To qualify the books must be finished during the author‘s month. ⬇️

Soubhiville Also a few randomly drawn prizes will be chosen from the list of participants- for these prizes you only have to have read at least one book during the year that qualifies, and must still be an active Litsy user.

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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vlwelser I'm starting with this one. 1mo
sprainedbrain I‘m finally going to read 1mo
AmyG I am going to pass on this month. 1mo
staci.reads Just got this one from the library! 1mo
Texreader Shadow of the Wind. I‘ve had it forever, I know it‘s supposed to be awesome and now I have a reason to read it!! Yay!!! 1mo
Kdgordon88 I‘m going to try Shadow of the Wind again. 1mo
Amiable I‘ve already read the first three books of the “Cemetery of Forgotten Books” series so I‘m going to tackle 1mo
Butterfinger The Prince of Mist 1mo
JaclynW I'm planning on 1mo
Eggs Prince of Mist and Labyrinth of the Spirits 1mo
Cinfhen Taking a pass 💕 1mo
Bookzombie I have The Shadow of the Wind on my shelves so I‘m going with that. 1mo
DHill I‘m going to reread 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I'm starting with The Prisoner of Heaven. 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @sprainedbrain That's the one I'm reading this month, too! 1mo
sprainedbrain @CoffeeNBooks awesome! I‘m excited… Shadow of the Wind is one of my favorite books, but I‘ve been dragging my feet on finishing the series. 😬 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @sprainedbrain Same!! I loved Shadow of the Wind... but then didn't read any more of the series. 1mo
Bklover I‘m going for 1mo
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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Candy is gone, along with TONS of books! This will be a Halloween tradition for us. The parents were really happy about the book idea. I was happy to see so many middle grade and young adult books chosen.

DinoMom This is a fantastic idea. If I actually lived in where we got trick or treaters I would totally do this! 1mo
robinb This is just wonderful. 🖤 1mo
AmyG That is just great. I wish I got some trick-or-treaters. Love this. 1mo
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TheBookHippie YAY!!!!!! 1mo
BethM This is so cool! 1mo
Branwen What a great idea! 1mo
BiblioLitten This is really cool! 1mo
Crazeedi What a great idea 1mo
staci.reads That's so fantastic!! 1mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

It doesn‘t seem I‘ll be finishing either Once There We‘re Wolves or The Last Graduate today, so they‘ll have to carry over to November.

My next reads will partly depend on the #bookspin draw, but these two are cued up on Libby for #NonFictionNovember, so I‘ll likely start with them.

Happy Halloween Friends!

Cinfhen Ohhhh; I forgot #NonfictionNovember begins!! Thanks for the reminder 💚 1mo
Soubhiville @Cinfhen 😉 you bet! 1mo
Linsy Can't wait to get to the newest Novik!!! 1mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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I can‘t believe it‘s already the end of October, the last day of #AuthorAMonth VE Schwab. I‘m so glad it seems everyone has enjoyed reading her books!

Please comment below with the number of books by VE Schwab you read. Or if you prefer to post a collage of your reading, just use the hashtag #AAMVS and be sure to tag me so I see it.

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. ⬇️

Soubhiville Read as many or as few as you like. At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.”

There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book and is still active on Litsy is entered into those random drawings.
As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚
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Cinfhen I didn‘t read any this month 😕 1mo
Soubhiville @Cinfhen no worries, I don‘t get to read one every month either. I don‘t plan to read one for November. 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen same ☹️ C has all her books too! No excuse. 1mo
Read-y_Picker I read 4 x City of Ghosts, Tunnel of Bones, Bridge of Souls and The Near Witch. I didn‘t get to the ones I really wanted to read. Think I chose quantity over quality but I will definitely keep reading her work. 1mo
sprainedbrain One for me, and it was so good! 1mo
vlwelser 5 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I read one- The Near Witch 1mo
Bookwormjillk One for me but it won‘t be my last 1mo
AmyG I read one....Darker Shade of Magic. 1mo
TheBookHippie Zero 😂 1mo
Eggs 11 for me—on the whole really like Schwab. My faves were Dark Duet and Savage Song 1mo
Texreader One and it was awesome: 1mo
BookwormAHN 1 🧡 1mo
Cinfhen Looking forward to a new year of authors …I don‘t think I‘ll be reading November either @Soubhiville @TrishB 1mo
Susanita Three! 1mo
Bookzombie I read one. 1mo
Melismatic 4 for me! Loved this month! 💖💕 1mo
Amiable Zero this month. But I have one on tap for November! 1mo
dariazeoli 1 - finally got around to 1mo
ValerieAndBooks None this month, I couldn‘t get into her last time we had her. Just me I‘m sure! 1mo
DivineDiana Sadly, I only read 1. 1mo
Kimberlone I finished two: The Near Witch and The Ash Born Boy 1mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I read one book, but definitely going for the next book in the series 1mo
Addison_Reads Since I had already read all of hers previously, I didn't reread any this month. Love her though! 1mo
JaclynW I loved the one I read! I cannot wait to read more from her! I plan to read everything she writes. Maybe a new favorite author for me. 😊 1mo
DHill 3 for me. This Savage Song, Our Dark Duet and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue 1mo
Butterfinger 1- A Darker Shade of Magic 1mo
Julsmarshall Darker Shade if Magic for me-loved it! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 1 for me 1mo
Skygoddess1 I managed to read 8 1mo
StellarDoc I read two -- This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet -- and enjoyed them very much! 1mo
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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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I thought this was a fun mystery. I loved the setting and the characters. Mystery isn‘t usually my genre, but the characters made it for me and I will check out the sequel some time.

Content warning in spoiler comment.

Soubhiville Racism and suicide content warnings, possibly others. 1mo
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My poor pumpkin Sietje isn‘t feeling well after getting her shots today, so I‘ll be spending the evening reading in bed with her. Hopefully a little TLC will have her back to normal in the morning.

Leftcoastzen 🐶aawww hope she feels better soon ! 1mo
wanderinglynn Poor baby. Hope she feels better soon! ❤️🐶 1mo
Kappadeemom Sweet baby ❤️ 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks I hope Sietje feels better soon! 🐶💜 1mo
Catsandbooks Hope she feels better soon! ❤️ 1mo
Megabooks Poor girl! Mine always feel a bit sleepy and down too, especially my dachshund/dachshund mixes. 1mo
Crazeedi Is Sietje doing better today? 1mo
Soubhiville @Crazeedi she is, thanks! 1mo
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I think my #bookspin list is ready for Nonfiction November! I‘ll probably skip on Bingo so I can relax into mood reading more. But as always I‘m excited to see what you pull out of the hat @TheAromaofBooks !📚📚📚

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!! 1mo
Crazeedi I am going to jump in #NonfictionNovember just to see how many I can read in a month. Could you tag me when you oost? Ty!! Any special instructions?? 1mo
Soubhiville @Crazeedi I‘m not sure where Nonfiction November came from, I think it‘s across all reading platforms. I don‘t organize anything for it, I just try to read more NF than usual in Nov. check out the hashtags and see what you find 🙂 1mo
Crazeedi @Soubhiville thank you, I'm going to try to read more NF anyway so this is helpful 1mo
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Can Sietje and I squeeze in one more spooky book before Halloween? We‘re gonna try 😁📚🖤.

vivastory You can do it💪📚 1mo
EvieBee Okay, your dog‘s name is awesome. It‘s pronounce “say-gee” right? 1mo
AmyG Yes. Yes you can. 👍🏻 1mo
BookDadGirlDad Signed Naomi Novik....😍😍😍 1mo
Soubhiville @EvieBee her name is Dutch. It was my husband‘s grandmother‘s name. They pronounce it “See-cha”. 😊 My father in law‘s name is Siert, which they tell me is the masculine version of her name. It‘s pronounced like it‘s spelled. 1mo
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Wow. I loved this. It‘s historical fiction about the Dakota people being driven from their lands, having families divided by war, children forcibly removed to white schools and foster homes. Most chapters follow Rosalie‘s life from the 70‘s through ‘02, but some are about her ancestors and other women close to her.

It also speaks of how agriculture became corporate and how pollution has inundated the land.

5⭐️ and 👍👍 for me.

Tamra I loved it too. Awaiting her next novel! 🤞🏾🤞🏾 1mo
Soubhiville @Tamra I‘m keeping an eye on what you read, we seem to share some reading vibes 😊📚. 1mo
Tamra @Soubhiville I love it when interests are shared! 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks This looks good! @Lynnsoprano this might be a book to consider for our buddy read. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I think it‘s perfect! 1mo
KristiAhlers I LOVED this book! 3w
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I grew up in the North Eastern US, and I feel like my education included learning about slavery in a way that was sensitive to the needs of children but also was truthful about it‘s horrors.

This book explores the history of slavery and how it‘s facts are entirely entwined in every region of US history. I feel it‘s a must-read, and I‘d love to see it become part of high school curriculums.

I‘d highly recommend this. 5⭐️

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