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Zbayardo

Zbayardo

Joined April 2016

Libro lover librarian 😎💗📚
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
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What a beautiful delicious love letter and testimony love transcending all obstacles.
The way she describes the food and recipes made me a) HUNGRY and b) feel the love between the two in the midst of all the ingredients and sautés.

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Wunderland: A Novel | Jennifer Cody Epstein
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Another side of the WWII story I love to read so much. A story of friendship tested and torn apart due to blind allegiance. This read really takes you into the Nazi party brainwashing of the youth using fear mongering and the degrading of an entire group. But it also tells the story that not everything is so black and white. There are so many colors to the same story and the same character and hate is a powerful contaminant to all sides.

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Oh my goodness what a master storyteller! I wish I could tell just one story in my life the way he does so perfectly. This truly is a beautiful love letter to his mama! #memoir #BookRecommendation

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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this book was an amazing run of all the feels there are to feel. To begin with the voice was perfection for me. It‘s exactly my kind of self deprecating, sarcastic humor style that I imagine myself writing in. If you love Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis you‘ll love this book. It was charming and witty. It was sad yet hopeful. It was a thoroughly enjoyable book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #favoriteread2019

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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‪“With love and a sprinkling of cinnamon” take this book & read the next great book by @AcevedoWrites With a main character that loves to cook & recipes throughout the book I am reminded of my all-time fave read, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. 5⭐️ #favoriteread2019

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Such an incredible and heartfelt story about immigration and wanting and fighting for that piece of the American dream. Reyna Grande tells an amazing story of perseverance and tenacity to accomplish her dream of becoming a writer. I could relate to her relationship with her mother.

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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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It‘s a disturbing and terrifying dystopian future in which the nazis have taken over after the latest presidential election and all Muslim Americans are interred in camps, or prisons, but in the midst of all the anger and fear is a flame that burns with hope and love and resistance. The flame flickers under the oppression yet grows into a rebellion. Layla is the resistance. #favoriteread2019

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House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea
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This was a beautifully written story of a Mexican-American family. Nothing extraordinary, just family. found myself thinking of my own family and it‘s many characters both here in the US and in Mexico and how the miles may separate us but our love for each other keeps us close. Urrea is amazing storytelling and I both love and am jealous of his creative abilities.

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I have never loved or been affected by a graphic novel as I have by this one. Such an honest story about family, love between generations, war, refugees and the heartache they endure and overcome.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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All of Colleen Hoover books are pretty much perfection for me. They‘re my favorite type of reads...tortured, impossible, yet oh so romantic love stories. But this one, oh my geez, this book was a twisted, hot mess of a story that was creepy AF! I still don‘t think I came away with the truth!!
This was totally unputdownable keeping me up all night to read it a day. Definitely one of my top faves for 2019! #favoriteread2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This was an extremely difficult read but an important one we should all read. Crimes and atrocities against women happen every day in many countries and the crimes and unspeakable acts forced upon the Yazidi women and girls are unimaginable and not widely known. Until now. Until Nadia Murad persevered and managed to survive her horror. She is an amazing woman and I am in awe of her strength.

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The sun does shine for Mr Anthony Ray Hinton but, damn, he sure had to go through a lot of darkness to enjoy that sun.

Tamra And the sun doesn‘t shine for so many others. 😔 8mo
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Thank you and Gracias @AmericaFerrera for a beautiful reminder that my life between two cultures is just as worthy, important, and TRULY AMERICAN. #favoriteread2018 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #mexicanamerican

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I loved Jon Stewart. In my mind he was the only host for The Daily Show and was a little, ok a lot, hesitant to give Trevor Noah a chance. After reading his memoir it‘s so clear that he is the only one that could take the reins. His entire life, from birth to culture & heritage, has been about politics w/humor, unabashed logic, & matter-of-fact WTFness. It‘s definitely one of my #favoriteread2018 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Only Child | Rhiannon Navin
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Well, get your tissues and your hold-me-I‘m-so-sad blanket because this will tug at your heart and squeeze out all your tears. If you loved Room by Emma Donoghue then you‘ll love this heartbreaking story about a 1st grader that survives a school shooting. The story of how his family deals with the aftermath of this destruction is just terrifying to read because, sad to say, we all know it can happen at any school these days.

LiteraryinLititz Completely agree with your review. I loved the way this was written, but it was a sob-fest for sure! 9mo
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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Dear sweet, broken yet strong Essie. You, and many like you with your same exact story, deserve a better world.
Another great, fast read. Would love to see more from this practicing Doctor turned author.

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Heretics Anonymous | Katie Henry
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I devoured this book! It was hilarious! I found myself screaming I KNOW, RIGHT?! so many times but I also found myself reflecting, WELL THAT‘S AN INTERESTING WAY OF LOOKING AT THINGS. It‘s definitely a #favoriteread2018 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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What Girls Are Made Of | Elana K. Arnold
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Wow. 😳

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You know when you pick up a book just on a whim and you give it a chance and it turns out to be something pretty amazing? Yeah, that‘s what this little gem of all the feels was for me. I 💗 Tiffany Sly!
#summerreading2018

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Girl Made of Stars | Ashley Herring Blake
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Wow. Just wow. What a range of emotions when things aren‘t that easy.

LostAtTheLibrary This is currently in the pile next to my bed. I have had to force myself to finish my current book because I‘m soooo excited to read it 11mo
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Bad Romance | Heather Demetrios
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If you have a teen daughter that thinks she‘s in love, or is looking for love, give her this book. Better yet, read this book WITH her and DISCUSS all the signs of what a bad romance is. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #favoriteread2018 because it‘s such an important topic!

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Fat Girl on a Plane | Kelly Devos
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Smart, funny, embarrassing, true to life heartbreaking, and in the end, STRONG. I loved it!

ladym30 Me, too! 12mo
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This is a story of an extraordinary man with an unbreakable hope. This is a story of two ordinary people living in an extraordinary time filled with pain and devastation, deprived not only of their freedom but their dignity, their names, and their identities. I say this every time I read a book set in a concentration camp, I just cannot imagine having the strength to surviving, to endure, and to forgive. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I thought I was ready for this book. I thought my heart was filled with enough happiness to read through this one. I was wrong. How foolish I was to think my heart was healed and strong to not cry in the middle of room with a book in hand and still cry some more as I drove in traffic thinking of the painful words written.

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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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‪It‘s always a good day when you get #bookmail! My advance copy of #BringMeBack is here and I‘m ready for it!

rather_be_reading lucky! 13mo
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Ghost Boys | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Such an important read and discussion to have with our kids. It‘s perfectly written for middle grade. We live and learn and do better. Always do better.

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please don‘t let the title discredit this read or think of it as just some “smut” lit because it‘s actually a really good diverse read...with some fun, naughty stories sprinkled throughout! Yes, it‘s got some hot scenes but there‘s also a mystery! You take a peek into the lives of Punjabi widows and what they have to live through as discarded pieces in their communities. It‘s a fun, fast read. Relax a little and read it! I highly recommend it!!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This poor girl went through so much with her family and I sense she is still tortured by the demons that are her family ties. I hope one day she is truly freed of all that guilt and pain.
This is an incredible memoir. Heartbreaking but interesting and incredible.

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My #1 favorite read for 2018. What an epic adventure, filled w/courage & fear, to right the wrongs of the magical, mystical world of Orïsha! I‘m telling you, I have so much love for Zélie & Amari and this book!!!!! I want the adventure to continue and I need book 2 in my hands now! ?? Bravo, Tomi Adeyemi!!! BRAVO!!! ?? #favoriteread1018

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The Wife: A Novel | Alafair Burke
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Great mystery

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This is such a fantastic, much needed, oh so important, book of collected stories on Hope. It‘s a wonderful little glimpse into the minds and lives of some our favorite YA authors but also some great advice and inspiration from them as well. It‘s definitely my #1 favorite book for 2018 (so far, because we still have plenty of reading to do!). I will share it with everyone and anyone that will listen! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #hopenation

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readherwriteher YES. So much yes. 🙌🏻 1y
ReadingSusan 💗💗💗💗 1y
Zbayardo I know, right?!?! It‘s so perfect in every way! 1y
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I mean, can we just for a minute get a little more excited for this read. Eeeeek!!! I‘m so ready to dive in and even more so to start promoting/sharing with everyone, young and old! #SpringBreakReading #HOPEisadecision #hopenation

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Yaaaaas, boo, yaaaaaaaas!

TommieMarie74 So is this book both English and Spanish in one? 1y
Zbayardo Mostly English. It has some words and phrases and one poem in Spanish that also has a translated version. 1y
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I mean, can we just take a moment...

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This! Book! Damn, it was everything & more. Written in verse it brings to life the Latina character I‘ve been craving. Still not the Mexican America voice I feel I need in a YA book but oh so close! The poetry was powerful with a powerful story to tell & the light it shines on the world of Poetry Slams is perfect. The poetry, the story, & the strong, kick ass character that is Xiomara, The Poet X, makes this a definite #favoritetread2018

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Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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I just finished this book this morning before work and it was everything. Funny. Heartbreaking. Frustrating. Hopeful. I loved it! Definitely a HS read but still a great addition to the LGBTQ genre and now one of my #favoriteread2018!

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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
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IT. IS. SO. GOOD.
At first I was like, yeeeaaaaahhh, do that! Midway through the book I was like, wait nooooo, that AND that is NOT supposed to happen! Almost to the end I was like, ohhh yes, finally it‘s all how it‘s supposed to be. And at the end I was like, WTF?!? how are going to come back from that???? And now I have to wait for book #3 until 2019?!?! Ugh, I just can‘t! Why do you do this me, Shusterman!! #favoriteread2018

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A not so perfect perfect live story with serious race issues teens will live to discuss.

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Lucky Broken Girl | Ruth Behar
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Made me remember of being the bilingual kid learning English in elementary school.

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Lucky Broken Girl | Ruth Behar
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Chapter 1, paragraph 1, as a bilingual student I knew this feeling all too well. #Bilingual #notdumb

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Wild Bird | Wendelin Van Draanen
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A Texas Lone Star 2018 book. Great realistic fiction. Forced me to realize our preteens really do encounter some heavy duty issues in middle school. A definite recommendation for 8th.

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Great fun middle grade and up mystery adventure!

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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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Read it with my daughter. She didn‘t like the talking tree but loved the message of the story.

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Bana, Mohamed, and Noor will forever be in my heart and I will share her book with everyone. This is definitely one of my #favoriteread2018

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I took so much away from this book. Things I already knew and felt as a woman and things I will use and implement as a parent of girls. This book is a difficult one but such an important one too. This is my first favorite read for 2018. #favoriteread2018

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This was my last book for the year 2017 and it was a charming, lovely read about short stories, books, and bookish people. My kind of read, for sure! 😎💗📚

Also, I want to own a quaint little book store but not really work, just own it, and read all day. #lifegoals

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The List | Patricia Forde
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words do hold power, both to heal and to destroy, and because of this we should be mindful of how we use them