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Joined May 2016

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For Every One | Jason Reynolds
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I love when a book is timely. The message of this clear, concise and powerful.

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Read this book if you are interested in learning more about the "migrant crisis" from the perspective of a documented immigrant who volunteers/helps undocumented immigrants from Central America & Mexico. As is Luiselli's style, this book is thoughtful and honest.

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That was... weird. Hmmm... I need some time to decide if I like it or not.

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Hilarious and heartwarming story. I highly recommend the audiobook. I can't wait for the movie!

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Lot: Stories | Bryan Washington
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Although, the writing is amazing, I just liked this collection, not loved. I definitely look forward to reading more of Bryan Washington's work.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I love this story! Second time around and I decided to listen to the audiobook. It was totally worth it. This is a lover story, a coming of age story, it is magical realism. Overall, it is awesome. Can't wait for the movie.

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Saga Vol. 6 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Yup, these are definitely getting better. The ending plot twist forces me to continue.

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Laguardia | Nnedi Okorafor
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I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC from the publisher through Edelweiss. As usual Okorafor provides historical context for a modern problem in the guise of science fiction. As expected, I enjoyed the story. I wish we could spend more time with the characters like Let Me Live. There are so many questions, but I guess how we readers get hooked.

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My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir | Jessica B Harris
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Golly, this woman is bougie! I don't think I would like her in real life, but she sure has an amazing story to tell. I wish she would have opened herself up more to the amazing people in her life. It felt like she was just a “fly on the wall“ and not an active participant in the group.

If you want to read about someone who was in the room or “ a friend of a friend“ of James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, etc... this is your book.

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Magical Negro | Morgan Parker
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My favorite of her collections.

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No Tomorrow | Luke Jennings
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Wait, what? What was that? (checks to make sure there isn't an epilogue) Wow, really? That's really how you ended it Luke Jennings?!? [Insert Applause]

P. S. I need more! I need to know what happens next.
P. P. S. Now that I've finished the book, I can watch season 2 of the TV show.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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The best way to experience this book is through audio! It's an all star cast paired with an exciting story with rich characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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Completely enjoyed this book. Excited to read more.

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A Raisin in the Sun | Lorraine Hansberry
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Okay, okay, okay! I get it. I believe the hype. Amazing writing. Memorable characters. It makes me curious of what other contributions Lorraine Hansberry could have made.

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The Dreamer | Pam Munoz Ryan
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The writing style of this book gave me Little Prince vibes and for that I gave it bonus points. A unique biographical take on the life of poet Pablo Neruda. It was refreshing and informative.

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Loved love loved this! I usually crawl throw reading nonfiction so almost always listen via audiobook. This was book reads like a collection of short stories and it's amazing and humbling, poignant and important.

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 | Christopher Paul Curtis
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I listened to the audiobook and it was well worth the library hold wait. Levar Burton can do NO wrong! And it's an extra bonus whenever he reads an amazing story. In it, you learn about the black migration from the south to the north as well as some historical events in the American Civil Rights movement. An informative and fun read.

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Cicada | Shaun Tan
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Um? Did I miss something? I was expecting more. Don't ask me what exactly but definitely more than I read. My score is actually 2.5 stars but I gifted half a star for the artwork.

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The Story of My Teeth | Valeria Luiselli
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It made me smile. It made me chuckle. I even laughed out a loud a few times. Please listen to the audio-book because it adds an extra layer of enjoyment.

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Throughly researched. Deep introspection. Honest conversation. A definite must read. Highly recommend.

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Saga, Vol. 3 | Brian K. Vaughan
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This series is growing on me.

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Whew! What an amazing story of an amazing man. I feel like I can finally watch the movie.

I understand the movie is not based on this book but is adapted from an interaction portrayed in this book. Anyway, please read/listen to this book.

P. S. I HIGHLY recommend the audiobook. Not only because it is read by Levar Burton but because I believe audiobooks are easier to digest for nonreaders of nonfiction.

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Now that Sonia Sanchez is my life, she is here to stay. Hashtag: Better Late Than Never.

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Lost in the City | Edward P. Jones
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As in most short story collections, I didn't enjoy all of the stories. However, I did enjoy his writing style in every single story. All of his characters are memorable and that's hard to do. As a DC resident it was fun to picture the various neighborhoods described in the book.

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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I've loved everything I've read by Seanan McGuire.

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The End of the Day | Claire North
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I started with the print book and didn't like it but thought I would enjoy it more as an audio-book. And I'm so glad I took the plunge. Unique story performed by an amazing Narrator. The story is so much more than the blurb summary.

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Such a unique and modern spin on the Frankenstein legacy!

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I read this book like I used to savor candy bars when I was a little girl: enjoying the book in small chunks to extend the experience and savor the magic of it.
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This is beautifully written story.

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Flavia does it again! I thoroughly enjoy this series and cannot wait for next installment.

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A fun quick read. I'm officially a fan of this writer.

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Happiness, Like Water | Chinelo Okparanta
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Another great one from Chinelo Okparanta. I loved all the stories but there were a few unlikable characters that although necessary affected my overall rating (if that makes any sense). I still recommend this book.

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Tried something a little different by re-watching the movie, I Am Not Your Negro (text/script from James Baldwin's work & directed by Raoul Peck) or reading the book.
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The first time I watched the book, I loved it but wanted to go back and read the text. This experiment allowed me to do that. While also enjoying the imagery of the movie.
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Baldwin was an oracle. #thatsall

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Cute, quick and fun read. A celebration of love as an through the eyes of a child.

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I most enjoy writers who are creative and vulnerable and Kiese Laymon, is that kind of writer. Wow, just wow. If he is so open and honest and in this memoir, I can only imagine the brilliance of Heavy. I so look forward to reading more of his work.

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I loved, loved, loved this book! Part memoir, part ode/tribute to her ancestors and mentors and very thoroughly researched and curated, this book is truly memorable. I had the privilege of attending a reading by the author and it made me appreciate the work and vulnerability it took to create. Highly recommend.

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 9 | G Willow Wilson
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Another fun read.

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It's been a long time since I've stayed up late to finish a book and this was totally worth it. All of the characters in this book are interesting but the sisters are especially hilarious and special. I can't wait want to see what the TV/movie adaptation looks like.

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I enjoyed her self help style memoir as she recalls her journey of self discovery/love and celebrity. a solid 3.5.
My favorite part: how her personality and humility shines throughout the book. So much positive energy.

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This book exceeded my expectations. I'm so glad I took the time to listen to this book. He definitely did his research and added his brand of satiric comedy to a serious and exhausting topic.

ProfReader Can‘t wait to read!!! 6mo
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" Trump voters want America to be what it used to be; we black & brown folks want it to become what was promised. You look back, we look forward. Because for us, America was just beginning to get okay when Trump came along."

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Meh. I'm loyal to Nnedi Okorafor and I'm loyal to Wakanda so I'll stick with the series.

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Solid collection of stories.

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It's hard to find a collection of stories where every story is memorable and thought provoking... This is one of those rare gems.

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I'm confused about why I didn't like this poem. Maybe it's because I am not a rap connoisseur. Maybe I missed the important points but it just didn't "pop" for me. I really wanted to like it.

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I definitely savored this book. Such sage advise. Such honest candid writing. Inspiration to return to over and over again.

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The Crown Ain't Worth Much | Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
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This book has been seating on my shelves for over a year and it was well worth the wait. Gorgeous cover. Poignant prose. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Gorgeous writing! Powerful, enriching, heartbreaking stories. Gloria Naylor is another "better late than never" writer introduced to me since joining the bookstagram community.

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Hilariously taking the Obama-Biden bromance to the next level.

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Perfect way to end my favorite month better known as my birthday month. I read it from cover to cover but in the future will select passages at random but I've also highlighted some of my favorites. A great edition to my personal library.

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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A quick ghost read for the Halloween season!