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Yournewfriendsams

Joined July 2016

book reader, applesauce aficionado, avid pant wearer
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The Haters | Jesse Andrews
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I loved Me and Earl and The Dying Girl. Hoping this one lives up to expectations 🤞🏽

Peddler410 I hated Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. But that‘s okay! I still like you. 1y
Yournewfriendsams Oh no! Why did you dislike it so much? @Peddler410 1y
Peddler410 @Yournewfriendsams After talking with many people, the only reason I can give is that I am not living in the world of high school. I did read the whole book think “There has to be a redeeming something” only to get to the end, throw the book across the room, and wish there was a way to get those hours back. 😂 My friends who work in HS loved it and said it was on point. My MS teacher friends who read it did not like it at all. (edited) 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I have so many good books on my TBR, but have been in a reading funk (for what seems like 6 months.) Would you recommend anything from this shelf as a fast/fun read to break the spell?

Tamra Pax is bittersweet & easy read. It is swift enough you won‘t get bogged down and maybe you‘ll be motivated to read on. 😊 (edited) 1y
ReadosaurusText I do NOT recommend Here I Am to break a reading funk, if that helps narrow it down. And, people either seem to love or hate Skippy Dies, so maybe also one to hold off on for now--but I thought it was excellent and hope you eventually read it! 1y
Cconnolly @Yournewfriendsams , I read the Sisters Chase, it‘s a quick read and not too heavy 1y
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JenFowler Oooh you have The Final Day! I want to read that! 1y
irre I just read this one in a day and loved it 1y
irre This one was my favorite of 2017 1y
ReadingOver50 Pick something short that looks fun 1y
mrozzz Marlena or Fates & Furies 1y
Shortstack I can't recommend but if you settle on Little Fires Everywhere I'll read it soon as well. 1y
Shortstack Couldn't wait. Started it tonight 1y
Yournewfriendsams @Shortstack I‘ll start today. Gal pal read 😘 1y
ApoptyGina69 I‘ve read about 12 of those. I‘d suggest Skippy Dies or Little & Lion. 1y
Shortstack Hope you're enjoying it as much as I did! 1y
Shortstack I mean am! lol I'm about 200 pages in and hoping to finish tomorrow 1y
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Ramona Blue | Julie Murphy
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I love Julie Murphy. That's all.

Sassy_Steph She's so good! I loved Dumplin and Ramona Blue 2y
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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Judging Artemis on its own merit and without comparison to The Martian, I feel it's a good sci-fi adventure.

For this one, Weir adopts a different protagonist point-of-view while keeping his trademark wit/sass and detailed scientific explanations. Generally, it worked and was fun. For sci-fi lovers, this was a solid moonscapade!

🌔🌓🌒

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Mehso-so

This felt like the most juvenile John Green yet. Maybe, as a middle schooler, I would have enjoyed this story but at 30-years-old it just couldn't keep my attention.

Turtles All The Way Down was more an attempt to capture the OCD experience than a forward-moving narrative. Disappointing because his other works are much more developed and enjoyable.

⭐️⭐️

StaceyKondla It fell flat for me, too 😕 My favourite John Green is still Looking for Alaska. 2y
Yournewfriendsams LFA was my favorite too!! That book punches you in the gut 💔 @StaceyKondla (edited) 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Exit West isn't quite a short story or a poem or a novel. It lives somewhere in-between much like it's protagonists, Nadia and Saeed. Their story drifts through time, space and the cycle of a relationship.

Hamid's writing style can take you through a breadth of emotions in just one sentence and that's how this beautiful love story delivered beyond my expectations.

One of my 2017 favorites. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Fresh Complaint | Jeffrey Eugenides
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What a slow burn and VERY dark collection! Every story packs a unique punch; so much so, I would put Fresh Complaint down after each story and read entire books in-between.

This collection was mostly good but I'm more excited for another novel from Eugenides- that's where he really shines.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mehso-so

After all the excitement over reentering the world of Lyra, Lord Asriel & Dust, the newest installment of this journey fell flat for me.

While reading, I kept wondering, how many times will the same escape scene happen? Will our little protagonist talk about how tired and hungry he is AGAIN? Where is this plot actually going?

Hopefully, volume one was simply setting the stage for a more exciting and thoughtful series.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I am in raptures over this book and cannot put it down!

And check out what's under the dust jacket. I haven't seen this sort of thing before but love it!

Simona I‘m still waiting for my copy to arrive! 2y
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⭐️🌟✨🌙💫🌜🌟⚡️

Basically, I couldn't be any more excited for this.

Peddler410 So, I should probably read His Dark Materials first? I read Golden Compass when it first came out but I‘ve never read the other two. 2y
Yournewfriendsams @Peddler410 this is a prequel so you'd actually be ok starting with this! I'm about half way through and it's so good, I can't put it down! 2y
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson
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The new Calvin and Hobbs, Phoebe and Princess Marigold Heavenly Nostrils are deeper and sweeter than they know. What funny and lovely stories to revisit when you need a smile.

Also, I like to imagine me and my Newfie, Cruise, as Phoebe and her unicorn 😊

saresmoore My daughter, Lucy is a huge fan of both Calvin & Phoebe. She made the same comparison a few months ago! Natch, I‘m making her a Hobbes stuffie for Christmas. 2y
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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So far, this book just isn't living up to what I'd hoped. But the reviews are amazing so I'm hoping the second half picks-up.

Was anyone else obsessed with Practical Magic when they were younger? I could probably still recite the entire movie ❤️

Jenni_Capps LOVE PRACTICAL MAGIC!! One of my favorite fallish/ Halloween movies. 2y
Lizpixie I love the movie too, but have you read the book? It's very different from the movie & if you haven't read it then The Rules Of Magic may not make much sense to you. Definitely give it a read after you finish this book, you won't regret it!❤️ 2y
ClairesReads I was SO obsessed with that movie. I want to reread the book before I read this one though 2y
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Flaneurette I was/am obsessed with the *house* in the movie! I am still not sure I want to read the new book. I feel I've kinda outgrown this author 🤔 2y
BooksForEmpathy Didn‘t see that you were also reading this! I listened to it on audio, didn‘t think too hard about it, and had a great time. I was also obsessed with the movie!!!! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I LOVE the movie but reread the book this year and seriously hated it. I hope this one improves for you though! 2y
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Legend | Marie Lu
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This book is nothing that we haven't seen many, many times before. When I realized I was hate-reading, simply to prove that this book was as predictable as I thought, it was time to put down.

LibrarianJen Hmmm I think I have this one in my TBR pile. 2y
Foxyfictionista I wasn't crazy about it either 2y
Peddler410 I didn't finish it either. 2y
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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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Ernest Cline is such a nerd and it's awesome! This book is an ode to all of sci-fi's best dorky shit and it makes for a very fun throwback. You know...alien invaders, the world isn't ready!, unsuspecting teen must save us all, etc, etc.

My outlier opinion is that this is better than Ready Player One. But whether that's true or not, if you're a geek too, I think you'll enjoy Armada!

398.2 I have been meaning to read this. I loved Ready Player One. I am excited about the movie coming out. This book had mixed reviews but it sounded like people expected it to be like Ready Player One. 2y
Chelleo Better than RP1?!? Definitely adding this to my TBR! 2y
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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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As someone who lives in the city next to Beaverton, I can confirm this statement as 💯 correct.

Authoraimeebrown Lol! I‘ve lived there too and I‘ll have to agree! 2y
RealBooks4ever Ugh, Beaverton! 😆 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker Haha I live in Beaverton! I wish aliens would land here and take about half the people who reside here. 2y
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valeriegeary 👏👏👏 2y
Jenni_Capps 😂😂😂 2y
Chelleo 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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This true story is SO, SO good; and, in my opinion, far surpasses recent WWII novels. The hero, Pino Lella, is an incredible human and one of the bravest individuals I've had the privilege of learning about.

Beneath a Scarlett Sky really showcases the courageous and genuinely good people that were willing to die for freedom and justice. We can all learn a thing or two from this book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reecaspieces I am listening to this right now and it is so fantabulous!!! 2y
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Fresh Complaint | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Have been waiting years for this! Yeah, yah, yay!

📷: with jacket/without jacket

britt_brooke Oh wow, very cool! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Great cover!! I loved Middlesex! 2y
BooksForEmpathy I‘m seeing him very soon here in SF!!! Hiiii by the way 😍. 2y
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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I was worn out on WWII stories after The Nightingale and All The Light We Cannot See but this book is renewing my interest in the devastating era.

suvata ♥️this book 2y
Zelma Great photo! 2y
DebReads4fun I recently read and loved this book! 2y
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Margaret Atwood, you bad-ass betch, you! This book can only be summed up in solitary words- no complete thoughts.

Dystopia. Sex. Deception. Sex. Prison. Sex. Elvis. Sex. Sexbots. Sex.

I'm not even sure what I just read but it was a wild ride and if you roll with weird, I would definitely recommend.

Bookgirl Haha added to TBR. I like weird 2y
sprainedbrain I love this review!! 2y
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Oh, I love a good apocalypse book and this one lived-up to expectations.

The great cast of characters were well-developed and flawed in such humanizing ways. TEOTWRC is as much about finding ones-self as asteroids hitting the Earth and I think that will help this sorry transcend it's genre and appeal to a wide range of readers.

🌟🌟🌟🌟

CouronneDhiver Sounds good to me! 2y
Cinfhen Sounds good to me too @CouronneDhiver 2y
Jess7 Aww 🐾 2y
Jess_Read_This Oh!!!! That adorable face!!! I just want to hug your dog. So cute! 🐾🐾🐶 2y
Darth_Kaders I grew up with Newfies! I had three, the youngest just passed a year ago. The best dogs!!! Give yours a big hug from me!! 2y
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The first chapter has my heart racing 😯 It's either that or all the coffee.

NCNY The author was on the Professional Book Nerds podcast earlier this week. He talks about this book a bit. 2y
Karkar Gotta be the book...caffeine would never make your heart race...😂😂 2y
Dragon Just heard about this one on the Get Booked podcast, stacking 😀🐉 2y
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One Second After | William R. Forstchen
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Lots of campy God Bless America vibes in this story of one towns struggle to survive after an EMP attack on America, but don't let that deter you! If you enjoy the apocalyptic/dystopian genre you'll enjoy this.

Forstchen is methodical in descriptions of the break-down of our small towns. It made me think about what would happen to my quaint little neighborhood in such an event...

Cupofjo I really liked this book! 2y
Yournewfriendsams @Cupofjo did your read the others in the series? Starting book two this evening! 2y
Cupofjo @Yournewfriendsams not yet, but they're on my TBR list! 2y
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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Jeffrey Eugenides AND Tom Perrotta will be at Portland's Wordstock this year. And my little fan-girl heart just skipped two beats 💗

RanaElizabeth Wordstock is the best and worst book festival. Sp many great authors but it's so crowded. All that being said, I miss it! 2y
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Three #FiveStarPredictions off my TBR! Hoping they live-up to my high expectations!

Thanks for tagging me @Redwritinghood and @Lacythebookworm ☺️

Redwritinghood 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Lacythebookworm I enjoyed Fates and Furies and have got to get to Here I Am soon! 2y
emilyhaldi Fates & Furies was a definite 5 star for me 🙌🏻 2y
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The Newfoundland | Charlotte Wilcox
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NOT BOOK RELATED WARNING⚠️

We lost our dog this morning. Around 8pm a man drove by our neighbors house, they were sitting outside in-case she returned. He had our pup after picking her up on a main road a mile away. He gave her a bath, took her to the store for treats & a leash and had been driving around looking for us all day.

When it feels like all is lost, people surprise you with extraordinary kindness and I am eternally grateful for it❤️

BookishFeminist ❤️❤️❤️ omg thank goodness that big bozo is safe!! I'm glad she fell into the hands of a kind soul to treat her well until she got back to you. (edited) 2y
merelybookish Wow! I'm glad he's back safe and sound! 2y
Yournewfriendsams Thanks Sarah! Omg what a fuggin day. I'll just be sobbing happy tears until tomorrow @BookishFeminist 2y
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Yournewfriendsams Thanks @merelybookish we're so so so relieved! 2y
LeahBergen That is simply wonderful. ❤️❤️ 2y
Jas16 That is amazing 2y
Shortstack It's so good to hear about some good in the world. Thank you! 2y
quietjenn Oh man. I'm so sorry you guys had to go through that but thrilled with the happy ending. 💖 2y
Yournewfriendsams @Shortstack we didn't even get to thank this amazing person since we were out searching/posting signs when he returned her to our neighbors. I have messages out on Nextdoor and Craigs so we can find him and thank him for his amazing-ness personally. (edited) 2y
Yournewfriendsams @qietjenn thanks friend!! Alls well that ends well, but what a day! 2y
RaimeyGallant Nice! 2y
CouronneDhiver Yay! 😊 2y
Jess7 Happy things turned around for you (edited) 2y
TrishB Lovely 💓 2y
Dragon Thanks for sharing your good news, glad to hear your pup is home safe and sound ! 2y
Hooked_on_books She's adorable. I'm so glad she was found. I can't imagine the emotions you've had with this today. 2y
dariazeoli So relieved this story had a happy ending! 2y
Soubhiville I'm so glad she's back home with you! 2y
LauraBeth Glad you got your baby back ❤️ 2y
OrangeMooseReads So glad she was returned! There are good people in this world yet 😊 2y
MicheleinPhilly Oh thank goodness! I can't imagine how stressful that must have been for you. 2y
StephBengtson This is great! I'm so happy you got your baby back and she was treated so well while she was missing. 💓 2y
megt So glad she found a kind soul to help her get back to you! ❤️ 2y
Purrfectpages Thank God for kind people and happy endings! 2y
Eyelit Wow! I'm so glad she's home and that there are some good people in the world 2y
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One Second After | William R. Forstchen
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The perfect background noise for reading? Video games I don't give one toot about!

JenFowler I loved this book!! 2y
Yournewfriendsams @JenFowler I'm loving it too! Trying accept that I just love sci-fi and apocalypse books. I'd like to be more sophisticated, but you can't help what you love lol! 2y
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Mehso-so

A tale about the power of words, family and history; Ozeki packs a powerful punch. The characters are so complex and developed; the book will truly break your heart and then slowly piece it back together.

For me, the quantum physics element of the story detracted from the poignancy of the character's lives. That deviation felt out-of-place given the rest of the book. (Very, 1Q84 vibes.)

Nevertheless, would still recommend this lovely story!

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 (edited) 2y
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Hell yeah @valeriegeary !!! Spotted at @Powells 🙌🏽🙌🏽

saresmoore Heck yes! 2y
valeriegeary Oh snap! Look at all those pretty babies! 😍😍😍😍 2y
Jess_Read_This So cool!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️x10000000 2y
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Starflight | Melissa Landers
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This was fun! Space opera-y and light. For some reason, I was distracted throughout the book by whether this was YA or not. I suppose that speaks to the inconsistent tone?

Not sure I'll be picking-up the next book despite enjoying the ride.

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RealBooks4ever Too bad...at least it has a great cover! 😻 2y
Kristy_K I felt the same way! 2y
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Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel | Tom Perrotta
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Perrotta does a great job of dissecting suburban life with all of the complexities that life in 2017 has added to it. Such great characters and such messy, honest story-telling. This book hits all the buzz-topics of today in a fun/funny and surprisingly non-controversial way.

🌖🌗🌒🌑

BooksForEmpathy Yay! Glad you liked it. I keep seeing it everywhere! 2y
Yournewfriendsams @BooksForEmpathy I can't wait for you to read it. I feel like you'll have a lot more insightful take-aways than me. Haha I also want you to read The Border of Paradise for that reason. 2y
Yournewfriendsams Basically, I want you to do one of your amazing LGP journal entries for everything I read. Is that too much to ask lol?? 2y
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Laalaleighh I considered this the other day and almost bought it. Also why am I not surprised that @booksforempathy does amazing journal entries? 2y
BooksForEmpathy @Laalaleighh @Yournewfriendsams Hah! I so wish we were all the same city and could go out together for dinner and drinks and just talk forever and ever! I will definitely be reading this. Once I finish the two LGP books that just got delivered to me! @MeganAnn is on top of her game and really helping getting everything back on track 😍. I might be a bit slower though... trying!! 2y
Magpiegem Oh no that's another one added to the stack 😬😄 2y
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Starflight | Melissa Landers
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Geeking out over the eclipse tonight!! Starting this spacey book and then finding a #surprisesignature feels like my reading this was written in the stars ✨

Yournewfriendsams Thank you, @LibrarianRyan for putting this book on my radar!!! 2y
LibrarianRyan @Yournewfriendsams hope you like it. I did. 2y
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Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel | Tom Perrotta
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Cruby thinks books are dumb and fetch is everything. I beg to differ.

Perrotta is nailing life in 2017 in this book. Another slam-dunk from one of my fave authors 🥇

Ashley_Nicoletto My dog also feels this way. 😂 constantly dropping tennis balls in my lap. 2y
LibrarianJen 😍🐶 2y
Bette 💙🐶 2y
BooksForEmpathy I have to read this! I keep seeing and hearing great things. Didn't know he's one of your favorite authors. Also, cute 🐶!! 2y
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I Am Helpful | Errol Goodman
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I'm looking for fun sci-fi that is less about crazy science stuff and more character based.

Looking for things in the vein of Oryx and Crake, The Wool Omnibus and The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet.

Any ideas would be much appreciated, friends!!

Yournewfriendsams Thanks @emilychristine !!! I've actually read book one of that series and never moved-on. Haha it felt a little like the TV show, Lost. Does it eventually all make sense? 2y
EmilyChristine I have book two and three to read. My friend read them and said I HAVE to read the rest. Plus book 1 is being made into a movie. 2y
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EmilyChristine Have you read this trilogy? 2y
Yournewfriendsams @EmilyChristine Oooo I haven't! That sounds interesting and I love a good series! Thanks for both the reco's 🙌🏽 2y
keithmalek I'm not big on Sci-fi (in fact, I'm not familiar with any of the titles you just mentioned) but I recently read New York 2140 and found it pretty enjoyable. And it's very character based. 2y
Yournewfriendsams Thanks @keithmalek !! I keep seeing that one in the store but have never picked it up! I hear KSR is one of the best in the genre! 2y
EmilyChristine Welcome! 2y
JessReads Maybe give Version Control a try? 2y
Wbabdullah I haven't read any of the titles you mentioned but thoroughly enjoyed The Forgetting! You could also try An Ember in the Ashes... 2y
becausetrains @EmilyChristine @Yournewfriendsams how have you not read the Southern Reach Trilogy yet!? Run don't walk to your nearest fine bookseller (or at least library!) I also recommend Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey and 2y
Wbabdullah I've heard 1Q84 is good too, and a homage to 1984...in Japan! 2y
Yournewfriendsams Thanks @Owlizabeth ❤️ Invisible Planets sounds great! I read LW just a few weeks ago and loved it- then I got to Caliban's War and it just felt total different...like a political strategy book? Have you read the third? 2y
Yournewfriendsams @becausetrains Oooo I love HH def will pick those up! Re: Southern Reach, it felt so...randomly pieced together? IDK. #ftg 2y
becausetrains @Yournewfriendsams it is kind of pieced together, yeah, but I personally like the style. Humans don't have control of the narrative in Area X, so their stories are more jagged, don't fit together well, and don't match into a fully-flowing narrative. (Helps that I saw Jeff VanderMeer speak on Annihilation in person & heard his reasoning.) Redshirts is by John Scalzi, whoops. And yup, 🏆 (edited) 2y
CrowCAH @TobeyTheScavengerMonk this seems right up your genre! Suggestions? 2y
Cupofjo Dean Koontz! 2y
EmilyChristine @becausetrains I know! Books 2 and 3 are sitting next to me. I plan to read them soon. I've had other books to get done. And I'll definitely check out Redshirts and Beacon 23. Thanks! 2y
Owlizabeth I've read through the sixth book. I like the series a lot! 2y
AceOnRoam Someone already mentioned it but yes have a look at 2y
AceOnRoam How good was Wool !!!! 2y
moranadatter Anything by Anne McCaffrey 2y
rachelm Have you read 2y
Bookbeez A Close and Common Orbit, the sequel to a long way was fantastic. 2y
Yournewfriendsams @Bookbeez I am not-so-patiently awaiting book number three!! 2y
Yournewfriendsams Wow thank you so much for all the recos @ApoptyGina69 @kimm @sprainedbrain @moranadatter @rachelm @AceOnRoam @NerdyRev I am going to look into all of these! Litsy peoples have helped me find so many gems ✨✨✨ 2y
KimM Since you mentioned Oryx and Crake, did you finish the Madd Addam trilogy? 2y
Yournewfriendsams @kimm I did and they really have stuck with me! What a great series. MaddAddam and The Wool Omnibus may be my fave series (besides HP, of course) ever. Did you love MaddAddam too? 2y
KimM I did! And Wool. 2y
BooksForEmpathy I second this recommendation. Like A LOT. 2y
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Spent the morning finishing this dreamy book. You really do feel as if your floating while reading; Fuller did a wonderful job with imagery and setting. I want to live where this family lives.

The story itself? It didn't really pop for me; so much sadness with no real climax.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

Magpiegem Thank you!! I've been trying to remember what this book is called since hearing a review of it and stupidly not writing it down!! Officially now in my list! 2y
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Mischling: A novel | Affinity Konar
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Twenty pages in and I know this will be the book that revives me from my reading slump. Already, the story is haunting and emotional.

Ready to dig-in to this one during this over 100° day ?

MicheleinPhilly Is it November yet??? 2y
cathysaid Yay! Reading slumps are painful! 2y
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The Raven Boys | Stiefvater, Maggie
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Wasn't my favorite, but I really enjoyed the characters. The book surprised me with it's depth of emotion, something I've found lacking in other YA fantasy. Stiefvater is clearly a master of the trade. I will definitely be giving book two a try. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

::I forgot to get a picture of the book so this #shelfie will have to do!::

saresmoore Love the shelfie! Those are beautiful built-ins. 2y
MayJasper Your shelfie is so gorgeous ❣ 2y
BooksForEmpathy Love that art so much. 2y
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Mischling: A novel | Affinity Konar
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All these pristine hardcovers for $2.00 🙌🏽

Portlanders, if you haven't been to the Title Wave Book Store you need to go!

RanaElizabeth Such a good store and so underutilized. I've gotten a bunch of cookbooks there. 2y
Pruzy I read Mischling, was not bad! Although, I preferred 2y
RealBooks4ever Score!! 😻I luvs the Title Wave! 2y
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emilyhaldi Awesome! 2y
ApoptyGina69 I've read all of these except 2y
Cinfhen That's UH.MAY. ZING 2y
Yournewfriendsams @ApoptyGina69 good reviews I hope?!? 2y
Dragon Great deal ! 👍 2y
ApoptyGina69 @Yournewfriendsams oh yes definitely. 👍 2y
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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Love these short stories about girl-power ✊🏽

Definitely a must-have for your daughters and your bad-ass lady selves!!

saresmoore Is it as good as I've been hoping? Well, that's an unfair question. I'll just take your post as affirmation. 😁 2y
JenP @saresmoore it is pretty fabulous. My daughter loves it 2y
Peddler410 I bought it for my daughter. 2y
Claireluana Can't wait to get this for my nieces! 2y
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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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Into the Wild has always meant a lot to me (as displayed by my teenage wall doodlings in my childhood bedroom) and that's why I picked it as my book to share in #Litsygoespostalog.

Today, it means a lot because of McCandless' revelations during his sad end- life with others is more meaningful than life alone.

Appreciating that I had the opportunity to visit and have fun with my amazing family this week ❤️

mauveandrosysky I love this book and completely relate to your commentary. 2y
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Spending the week at my parents house and hoping to catch up on my reading. I haven't finished a book in...longer than I'd like to admit. Their house (which we call the rehabilitation center) is the perfect place to regain some clarity.

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Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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This one is for @Dogearedcopy 😉 I couldn't believe I read this line right after seeing your #unpopularopinionsbooktag

I'm totally with you, can we just skip this melodramatic statement?

ValerieAndBooks So weird how you and I both encountered this trope right after seeing @Dogearedcopy 's dislike for it 😂!! 2y
Yournewfriendsams @ValerieAndBooks omg just saw your post. This is too funny! She's defiantly on to something! 2y
Zelma That is a terrible line. 🙄 I can't stand narrators who experience their own body functions or reactions as if in third person. Hearing a scream and realizing it's their own; feeling the world shake realizing it's them shivering, etc. ugh! 😬 2y
BooksForEmpathy Love your place 😍! 2y
britt_brooke 😂👏🏻 2y
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Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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Summer reading 😎

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1. The Stand (or anything I've read by SK)
2. Beat generation books
3. I loathe Harry + Ginny ( p.s. Katness + Peeta #4eva)
4. Fantasy
5. Thing 1 and Thing 2
6. Neil Gaiman
7. Suspense novels with the word 'girl' or 'woman' in the title.
8. GoT
9. Perks of being a Wallflower

#UnpopularOpinionsBookTag Thanks @Rachael5248 !!!

Bookzombie I thought about Gaiman, but I liked what I have read okay. I'm just not all that excited about him. 2y
cariashley Ugh agree about Beat Generation books. Blechh. 2y
cariashley Oh no I just saw that's the one you love but everyone hates!! Guess I played right into that 😆 2y
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britt_brooke I'm with you on #6! I loved Norse Mythology, but have very much disliked everything else of his I've read. 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I remember reading the books and being so puzzled when early on people were all about Hinny and I was like - pfft no... also YASSS Katniss and Peeta! 2y
JuliaTheBookNerd Harry totally should have ended up with Luna! 😬💙 2y
Yournewfriendsams @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @juliathebooknerd I don't like Ginny at all she's just not that developed of a character- I can't understand why people like the match. I also feel the same way about Gale, we barely even know him! Why people so upset!?! (edited) 2y
Yournewfriendsams @cariashley Haha too funny! 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Yournewfriendsams, it's been so long since I read the later HP books... maybe the marriage itself is more symbolic - he marries into a family which is everything he didn't have growing up? 2y
Yournewfriendsams @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I bet you're right with the symbolism. It would have been better if married like any other of the Weasley though. 2y
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Don't mind me- just been reading the same book for two weeks now. I really like it, but can't seem to settle my brain for more than two pages with anything I pick-up. Anyone else go through phases like this?

PenguinInFlight Yes! It's definitely happened to me. One of my friends suggested graphic novels to get me through the slump, and that seemed to help. I had never read them before. 2y
Yournewfriendsams @PenguinInFlight that's a great idea. I've only read a few graphic novels but really enjoyed them. Maybe it's time to revisit. Thanks for the advice!! 2y
Bklover YES. Me. Right now. Have a stack three feet high of truly awesome books and I just keep meandering through Litsy because I can't focus on anything! 2y
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Yournewfriendsams @bklover I always wonder if social media/texting/technology mess with my focus. Sometimes I think I would be so much less scattered without it all. (edited) 2y
Yournewfriendsams @beloved either way though, I feel for you! We must persist and get out of this slump!!! 2y
Bklover Probably less scattered, but I would be very lonely without you all. I come here to seek out my kindred spirits. 😉 2y
Kristio It's waaaaaay better on audiobook! Some actor reads it, I can't think of his name, Will somebody, but his voice is distinctive and utterly enthralling. 2y
Yournewfriendsams @Kristio interesting! Thanks for the tip! 2y
Smangela Yes! Only my last one was so much longer than 2 weeks 🙈🙈 2y
monkeygirlsmama I go through dry spells and slow spells, usually once or twice a year. Hopefully it passes quickly and you find yourself eager to dive back in between the pages. 😎 2y
Eyelit Like @PenguinInFlight when I hit a bit of a slump I switch to graphic novels - never fails 😃 2y
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#famous | Jilly Gagnon
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Had to re-download Litsy since I just got a new phone. Look who's front and center on the App Store! You're the best ambassador for Litsy I can imagine @BookishMarginalia 🙌🏽

BookishMarginalia Thank you! ☺️ -- I get such a happy feeling from that! 2y
Hooked_on_books Wow, check you out, @BookishMarginalia ! Very cool. 2y
BookishMarginalia @Hooked_on_books It's fun! 😊💜 2y
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The Unseen World | Liz Moore
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People LOVE this book but I'm struggling not to snooze on page 47. I will persist but really hope it picks up!

The #surprisesignature is fun though!!

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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I. Loved. This. Book.

The fireman has characters easy to fall in-love with, a sensational, but somehow believable, epidemic and lots of edge-of-your-seat scenes. The abundance of pop culture references and digs at celebrities made the story so relevant and funny- a unique method of writing that really worked.

I want more of this world and these people. Fingers crossed Hill changes his mind about a sequel 🤞🏽

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ashley_Nicoletto I love Joe Hill. 2y
Yournewfriendsams @Ashley_Nicoletto this is my first of his books! I really enjoyed how he writes. Made the 700+ pages go by so fast! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Heart Shaped Box is one of my favorite books of his. It's also one of the scariest books I've ever read. I also loved this one though. He's so good. 2y
vivastory I can't recommend NOS4A2 highly enough. Also, his graphic novel series "Locke & Key" 2y
monkeygirlsmama It's already on my list of books to try and look for. 😀 2y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Loving all the modern cultural references in this one. I feel like you don't read those very often but it's super fun!

Also, this book is literally tiring to read- so heavy 🏋🏼‍♀️

MandaChittles Yes! The current authors and famous people! First time I'd really seen it. I wonder if he had to seek their permission to mention them??? 2y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Fiery cocktail to go with this flammable book 🔥

A little confused though, as it feels like Hill just rewrote The Stand? Thoughts?

saresmoore My only thoughts on this book are, "Wow. That looks like a lot of pages." 2y
Reviewsbylola 🔥🔥🔥 2y
Soubhiville There are definitely a lot of influences of his dad in his writing. NOS4A2 felt a lot like IT to me, but I was reading them both at the same time. 2y
Avidreader25 It reminded me so much of The Stand! 2y
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Reunion: A Novel | Hannah Pittard
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Think, This Is Where I Leave You with a little less humor plus a female voice and you have Reunion.

Pittard's writing is wonderfully emotional and truly takes the reader through the rollercoaster of emotions facing the narrator as she deals with death, divorce and debt.

This book made me anxious while reading...but in a good way, if that's possible. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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