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amyf0x

Joined January 2018

Goal: Read 60 books in 2021.
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Reproduction | Ian Williams
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Felicia and her teenage son Army live in Oliver‘s basement apartment, and when his kids Heather and Hendrix come to visit for the summer, things start to get interesting for Army.

Read June 19-30
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 31/60

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Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi
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The story of two lines of descendants begins in Ghana with the slave trade and ends in America in present day, telling the intricate story of each relative.

Read June 10-18
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 30/60

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Nagoski writes about all the tricky ins and outs of sex from the perspective of helping women find and embrace their pleasure.

Read May 23 - June 3
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 29/60

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With nothing and no one in her life to care about, Nora wants to die... but instead she ends up in the Midnight Library, the strange place between life and death, with infinite chances to test out different lives.

Read May 19-22
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 28/60

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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Ursula Todd, born in 1910, grows up in idyllic Fox Corner near London and finds herself reliving various versions of her life after each untimely death.

Read May 13-18
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 27/60

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MY DARK VANESSA. | KATE ELIZABETH. RUSSELL
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Fifteen-year-old Vanessa has a crush on her English teacher, the intense Mr. Strane, and he‘s got his sights set on her too...

Read May 8-12
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 26/60

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Finding herself single and pregnant, 19-year-old Izzy decides to take Dr. Grind up on his offer to join a daring new project called the Infinite Family and raise her child alongside 9 others.

Read April 29 - May 4
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 25/60

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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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Edie, a twenty-something searching for meaning in New York, starts a relationship with a much older man in an open marriage and soon becomes uncomfortably enmeshed in his family life.

Read April 23-28
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 24/60

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More News Tomorrow: A Novel | Susan Richards Shreve
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Georgie coerces her family into a canoe camping trip to visit the site of her mother‘s murder when Georgie was just a child, setting the scene for another potential tragedy.

Read April 16-22
Rated 2.5/5 ⭐️
Book 23/60

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Twelve American Indians tell their interconnected stories of life in Oakland, which culminates in tragedy at the Big Oakland Powwow.

Read April 9-15
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 22/60

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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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Funeral home owner Doughty writes amusing and compelling essays on various death rites and rituals she witnesses around the world.

Read April 4-8
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 21/60

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Klara is an Artificial Friend that finds a home with Josie, a girl who is gravely ill — but Klara hopes the Sun‘s special powers will heal her owner.

Read March 30 - April 3
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 20/60

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Bruder tells the fascinating story of the many - often older - Americans who live in trailers, RVs and cars, by choice or by necessity, and travel across the country for work, camaraderie and adventure.

Read March 24-29
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 19/60

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How to Pronounce Knife: Stories | Souvankham Thammavongsa
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Thammavongsa‘s thoughtful stories hone in on the varied experiences of Lao immigrants in North America.

Read March 21-23
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 18/60

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Jende and Neni are struggling to live their American dream in New York, but their immigration case is looming and they may have to return to Cameroon with their children.

Read March 12-19
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 17/60

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Grown Ups | Marian Keyes
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The lives of the Casey family seem perfect on the surface, but the secrets of its grownups - Jessie and Johnny, Ed and Cara, Liam and Nell - are coming to light and threatening to destroy everything.

Read March 5-11
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 16/60

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Monogamy | Sue Miller
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Graham and Annie have a long and happy marriage, but it‘s not without its many complications — including children, past spouses, infidelity, and death.

Read February 27 - March 4
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 15/60

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Sisters | Daisy Johnson
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September and July have always been inseparable, but a traumatic event and a move to a strange old house with their grieving mother is causing a troubling rift in their relationship.

Read February 24-26
Rated 2.5/5 ⭐️
Book 14/60

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Flanders reflects on her year of giving up most of her possessions and breaking her spending habits to achieve a more mindful consumerism.

Read February 23-24
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 13/60

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The Weight of Ink | Rachel Kadish
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Historian Heather and her grad student Aaron find the papers of a rabbi in 17th-century in London, unearthing the extraordinary story of Ester, the Portuguese Jew who was the rabbi‘s scribe and who developed a philosophy of her own.

Read February 14-23
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 12/60

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What We Lose | Zinzi Clemmons
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Thandi grapples with the intense grief of losing her mother to cancer while preparing to have an unplanned child of her own.

Read February 12-13
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 11/60

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Jane Chapman moves to Pirriwee with her 5-year-old son, Ziggy, to start over, but she soon becomes enmeshed in the lives of the local parents and their many secrets — and she‘s got some secrets of her own.

Read February 6-10
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 10/60

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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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When a flight from New York to Dominican crashes in the ocean, teens Camino and Yahaira both grieve a father they unknowingly share — finding out about each other in the process.

Read February 4-5
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 9/60

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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A stunning memoir, published posthumously, in which Kalanithi contemplates how a terminal cancer diagnosis in his mid-30s will cut short a promising career as a neurosurgeon and a life with his wife Lucy and baby daughter.

Read February 1-4
Rated 5/5 ⭐️
Book 8/60

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The Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue Ltd
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In Dublin in the midst of the Spanish flu pandemic, Nurse Julia doggedly tends to women in the maternity ward with the help of fiery young Bridie Sweeney.

Read January 22-26
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 7/60

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Thistle‘s memoir traces his path from childhood neglect into addiction, chronic homelessness and incarceration, and then how he tapped into his Métis heritage and worked his way up in academia.

Read January 19-22
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 6/60

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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Young Hiram and his beloved Sophia are part of the Tasked who serve the Quality on a tobacco plantation in Virginia, but he‘s discovering within himself the strange power of Conduction, which will allow him to free his people.

Read January 14-19
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 5/60

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Fauna | Christiane Vadnais
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Vadnais describes the town of Shivering Heights in lush, dense prose, mirroring the wildness that is quickly overtaking its people.

Read January 11-13
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 4/60

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When Bernadette — a miserable, non-practising genius architect who hates people and living in Seattle — suddenly disappears, her daughter Bee must travel to the ends of the earth (Antarctica, specifically) to find her.

Read January 8-11
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 3/60

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Journalist Taddeo immersed herself in the lives of three American women to research and write the fascinating, complex stories of their desire.

Read January 4-7
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 2/60

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Jazz Bashara regularly smuggles contraband into the moon‘s first colony, called Artemis — until she gets a more lucrative but dangerous opportunity that she just can‘t pass up.

Read December 30 - January 4
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 1/60

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Welp, I didn‘t make my goal of reading 60 books in 2020 — I only finished 58. I‘ll blame it on having a baby in May!

Goal for 2021: Read 60 books.

Thousand-Lives 58 is a great number when having a little one! Good luck on your 2021 goal. 🙂 13mo
amyf0x @Thousand-Lives thank you for the encouragement! 13mo
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The narrator is thinking of breaking up with her boyfriend, Jake, but goes to dinner at his parents‘ house anyway — but the night‘s events are getting steadily creepier.

Read December 27-29
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 58/60

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Lucy recalls various moments growing up in poverty, weaving them together with her long stint in the hospital when her mother came to visit.

Read December 23-26
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 57/60

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Lawson recounts tales of her youth and then as an adult in rural Texas, which happen to include a lot of taxidermy and dead animals in general.

Read December 18-22
Rated 2.5/5 ⭐️
Book 56/60

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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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Farrow describes the excruciating process of reporting on Hollywood big fish Harvey Weinstein‘s horrifying history of sexual harassment, including how close the story came to being killed by the media in Weinstein‘s back pocket.

Read December 13-17
Rated 5/5 ⭐️
Book 55/60

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Machado‘s collection of stories is sensuous and slightly foreboding with a hint of the gothic, perfect for dark winter afternoons.

Read December 10-12
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 54/60

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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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Georgie skips flying to Omaha for Christmas with her family to write a TV show for her big break, angering her husband Neal - and now the old phone in her childhood bedroom is letting Georgie have strange conversations with young Neal in 1998.

Read December 7-9
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 53/60

CogsOfEncouragement I liked this one. 🎄 14mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Marianne and Connell grow up together and go to Trinity together in Dublin, their on-again-off-again relationship and friendship over the years forming the through line of the story.

Read December 4-7
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 52/60

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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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In this controversial novel, Lydia and her 8-year-old son Luca escape the cartel that murdered their family and make the daunting trip north through Mexico to reach the US.

Read November 27 - December 3
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 51/60

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A Good Neighborhood | Therese Anne Fowler
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When a new family moves into the neighbourhood, Valerie is incensed that their newly built house is killing her oak tree but her son Xavier only has eyes for Juniper, the Whitmans‘ teen daughter...

Read November 24-27
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 50/60

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Leduc explores the various tropes of disfigurement and disability used in fairy tales from around the world, interspersing her own experiences of being diagnosed and living with cerebral palsy.

Read November 21-24
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 49/60

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Wasteland | Francesca Lia Block
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In this quick YA read, Marina and her brother Lex share a bond that seems to their friend West to be a little too close, and an untimely death has Marina searching for answers in dark places...

Read November 20-21
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 48/60

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The New Republic | Lionel Shriver
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Eddy Kellogg, perpetually angry lawyer-turned-journalist, heads to desolate Barba in southern Portugal to report on the SOB terrorist operation that seems suspect in ways other than you‘d think.

Read November 13-19
Rated 2.5/5 ⭐️
Book 47/60

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Feldman‘s memoir goes into detail on her upbringing in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, from her absent mother to her arranged marriage, her wedding at age 17 and beyond.

Read November 5-12
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 46/60

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Friends and Strangers | J. Courtney Sullivan
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A charming story told from the perspectives of Elisabeth, who has a new baby and has just moved to a small college town from Brooklyn, and Sam, Elisabeth‘s new babysitter and a college senior with some big life decisions to make.

Read November 2-5
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 45/60

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Frog Music: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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As the smallpox pandemic rages in 1860s San Fransisco, Blanche the dancer strikes up an unlikely friendship with lively Jenny Bonnet, the frog-catching, suit-wearing wit who has even more secrets than Blanche herself.

Read October 26 - November 2
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 44/60

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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This unforgettable story starts with four young men who meet at college and traces the unfolding of their careers and relationships over a lifetime — Willem, the kind actor, JB, the impulsive artist, Malcolm, the anxious architect, and the successful litigator, the enigmatic Jude, whose unspeakable childhood abuse and trauma is written on his body.

Read October 18-25
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 43/60

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The Deep | Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
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Yetu is the young historian of the wajinru, sole carrier of her people‘s painful memories, but she escapes her home in the deep and cautiously forges a relationship with a human, Oori.

Read October 15-18
Rated 2.5/5 ⭐️
Book 42/60

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Dual Citizens | Alix Ohlin
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The “bird sisters” - beautiful, talented Robin and quiet, focused Lark - pretty much raise themselves in Montreal thanks to their tempestuous mother, but grow apart later in life as their passions lead them to New York and rural Quebec.

Read October 8-14
Rated 4.5/5 ⭐️
Book 41/60