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anrobe

Joined May 2016

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The High Tide Club | Mary Kay Andrews
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Loved this one! Mary Kay Andrews is fantastic! Definitely recommend!

AmyG I am saving this for summer! I love her books. 1y
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Out | Natsuo Kirino
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Current read ... anyone read it? It sounds fascinating!

AmyG I am going to read this for the #Booked2018 challenge...Japanese thriller. (edited) 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AmyG it‘s my pick for that prompt also! 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Bookish Quote of the Week up in the blog (link in profile)!

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Currently reading for my book club ... really good so far but really dark! I‘ll keep you posted! Any of you read this one yet?

bookishkris Yes, I read it when it first came out. It was really good. 1y
anrobe @bookishkris oh good! I haven‘t seen much about it so I‘m glad to hear you liked it! 1y
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The High Tide Club | Mary Kay Andrews
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Up next ... I need some lightness while also reading The Librarian of Auschwitz which is wonderful but heavy and dark. This should help me find some balance! #currentlyreading #book #bookstagram #bookish #booknerd #reading #bookaholic #bookaddict #ilovebooks #bookgeek #readersofinstagram

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Wow! What a beautiful book! This totally lived up to the hype! It‘s a story in verse which made it all the more special! This is my first Jacqueline Woodson but I doubt it will be the last! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for me! So moving and full of heart! Highly recommend!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars! I was so excited for this one and I think it really delivered! I like the way the author approached the Anna Anderson/Anastasia story! Pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it!

Jerdencon Just requested this from the library! 2y
Reviewsbylola It was a cool way to tell the story for sure. 2y
raelaschoenherr Just finished it last night! I‘m curious...how do you think Anna learned so many insider details about the Romanovs? And how did she know she looked like her? 2y
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raelaschoenherr @Reviewsbylola Did you finish too?? I‘d be interested in your thoughts on my spoiler questions! 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve ALWAYS wondered that. I‘ve been intrigued by Anna Anderson since high school when I read the tagged book. I was convinced Anna Anderson was Anastasia for that very reason, as did the author, so when the DNA results came back and it wasn‘t her (which was in the epilogue) I was completely blown away. 2y
Reviewsbylola I just added this book to my TBR. It‘s older I think and I‘d never heard of it but it supposedly goes into how Franziska pulled it off. 2y
anrobe @raelaschoenherr @Reviewsbylola I finished it and loved it. I also wonder how she had so many details. I think she may have fell into the idea by accident and that she did a ton of research maybe? I don‘t know. Her insider knowledge seems unreal! I also really wanted it to be that Anna was actually Anastasia. 2y
raelaschoenherr @Reviewsbylola @anrobe Those are good recs! The author suggested the Kurth one, but I think the other one will have the answers I‘m most curious about :) She also recommended the tagged book as her favorite reference on Anastasia‘s story 2y
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Pleasantville | Attica Locke
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Picked up several books today while out and about! So happy with my pile! Which of these do you recommend I pick up first?

Cinfhen Min Jin Lee wrote Pachinko right??? I‘d be interested in reading 2y
Cinfhen Nice stack😉❣️ 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes! Agree with @Cinfhen. Pleasantville is on my TBR so I‘d go for that too! 2y
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anrobe @Cinfhen yes! And I‘ve been hearing it‘s fantastic! 2y
Cinfhen Please, if you remember*️⃣ let me know after you read.... 2y
anrobe @Cinfhen I will definitely try to remember!! 2y
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Book haul from my local indie today! So excited! Added to my Olive Edition collection plus picked up 3 titles I have been eying!

Reviewsbylola Wow those are amazing! 2y
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Picked up the beautiful edition for my collection! It‘s a 2002 edition by Barnes and Noble. The color is much more vibrant than the photo!

charl08 Lovely! 2y
TommieMarie74 So pretty! 😍 2y
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous!! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Bookish News for the week is up on the blog! Link in my profile!

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Bookish Quote of the Week on the blog! Link in my profile! 📚💚📚💚

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Also starting this one ... I‘ve been meaning to for awhile and think it‘s time to dig in! I‘m expecting it to teach me so much!

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Started last night and enjoying it so far! Have any of you read it?

lynneamch Loved it! 2y
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Quite liked this one but it was very different than I expected going in. Really compelling story, interesting narrative voices. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars!

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Just started and already loving this one! Have you read it?

swishandflick 🙋🏽‍♀️ I loved it! 2y
anrobe @swishandflick I‘m so glad to hear that! It‘s already so good that I would imagine it only gets better! 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Reading this now and loving it! So glad I finally picked it up! Have you read this one?

RealLifeReading Loved it! 2y
thelizflynn I‘ve been meaning to pick this up for a while now! 2y
TrishB Loved it 💕 2y
ReadingEnvy I enjoyed it but it took me a while. 2y
anrobe @RealLifeReading @thelizflynn @TrishB I‘m so glad I finally picked it up. I learned so much. It was a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for me! 2y
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100 pages in and loving this one so far! Beautiful book! But very dark! And that cover ... wow!

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This novel is not for everyone. A dystopian story about the lives of women after the government has changed laws about abortion, adoption and more. Told in varying perspectives (in an almost experimental way), it was challenging to get connected with the story at first but once I did, I got quite a bit out of this book. I‘ve seen a lot of mixed reviews which I totally understand now that I have read it! But, for me, I liked this one!

Reviewsbylola I‘ve been nervous to try this one! 2y
anrobe @Reviewsbylola I was too since I kept seeing mixed reviews! 2y
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Secret Daughter: A Novel | Shilpi Somaya Gowda
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Starting this tonight. It‘s one I‘m reading as part of the #diversebookclub - I‘m looking forward to digging in! Have any of you read this one?

bookishkris I read it a few years ago, and remember liking it. 2y
nomadreader I love this book so much. Enjoy! 2y
anrobe @bookishkris @nomadreader I‘m so glad to hear you both liked it! I‘ve heard good things! 2y
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Enneagram Made Easy | Renee Baron
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I‘m a bit obsessed with the Ennneagram at the moment. Here is my current stack and I just bought another one at the local indie! I‘m a 9, through and through. Do any of you know your enneagram number?

RiotMom I do! I‘m a six. We were just talking about this in my girl gang group chat. I‘m less familiar with this one than I am with the MBTI, but it‘s always fascinating to me! 2y
Quasifesto Admittedly, I place no stock in these “tests” but always read my fortune cookie, regardless. I‘m a 5. 2y
Bklover I know mine! I‘m a 5! My son in law has the bottom book in your stack and we talk enneagram frequently. 2y
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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My current read ... I‘m almost finished. Have any of you read this? What did you think?

UrsulaMonarch I loved it but was surprised at how "happy" everyone's ending was! 2y
anrobe @UrsulaMonarch I agree ... that wasn‘t expected at all! 2y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Reading this one and loving it! Totally deserving of all the buzz I have been hearing! Can‘t wait to see where it goes ...

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I am hearing great things about this one so I‘m adding it to my bookshelf!

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And another for my social justice stack! I‘ve heard great things ...

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Picked this up tonight after hearing the author interviewed on a podcast... can‘t wait to dig into this one.

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Went to the bookstore today and couldn‘t walk out without a new book for my growing social justice TBR pile! This one looks fascinating!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Also on my list to read! 2y
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Up next from my social justice stack of books! I‘ve heard so many great things! I can‘t wait to dig in! Have any of you read this one? If so, what did you think?

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Nope, but it‘s on my list too! 2y
mdhughes72 Long but good. One of my favorite recents. 2y
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The History of White People | Nell Irvin Painter
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Wow! Such a thorough exploration of whiteness. If you‘re interested in social justice and better understanding race, this is a great one to pick up. Not an easy read but so rewarding. Not a dry book but very detailed and thought provoking.

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Origin | Dan Brown
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New Dan Brown makes me so happy! 100 pages in and really enjoying it so far!

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Loving this collection!

Laura317 That is beautiful! 2y
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She kills me in all the best ways!

AmyG I adore her. 2y
anrobe Me too! She is amazing! 2y
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Gather the Daughters | Jennie Melamed
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Started this recently ... have any of you read this one?

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This is not a book for the faint at heart. This is an intense and disturbing read. Although I liked it, there are some issues with it for me - most of which come from having a man write about a girls perspective with sexual violence. It‘s tricky ... very tricky. All in all, I‘m glad I read it but it‘s not for everyone. If you like dark and don‘t mind violence, you may want to try this one. But, be warned, it‘s a tough read!

AceOnRoam I have it out on loan at the moment. Thanks for the warning. 2y
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This book! Wow! Not for everyone but so far I‘m enjoying it. Just brutal! 100 pages left and then I‘ll come let you know how I like it!

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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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About 100 pages in, savoring every word! She amazes me ... so smart, so brave and so fascinating! (Haven‘t started Brene Brown‘s book yet but another that I am excited about)

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Look what came in the mail! Love Anne Bogel! So excited about this book! Very up my alley!

Sace I just discovered her last month thanks to Litsy. I've got the book. Just not sure when I'll read it. 😕 2y
anrobe @RestlessFickleBookSlut I know! My bedside table is stacked with books! It‘s a never ending struggle to read all the books 😂😂😂 2y
Sace Right? Read all the books AND not buy more. 😕 2y
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Also picked these two up this week. One for my social justice stack and one for my poetry stack! Can‘t wait to start digging in!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Both of those are on my to-buy list too! Enjoy! 2y
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The History of White People | Nell Irvin Painter
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Learning so much as I work my way through this one! As I continue to add to the social justice books I‘m focusing on reading, I think this has been a great book to start with.

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Starting this one ... have any of you read it?

GuiltyFeat Not yet. Taking it on holiday this week. Looking forward to it. 2y
Owlizabeth I have it checked out from the library currently, I think it may be next. 2y
anrobe So far I'm really enjoying it! 2y
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Suet624 Yes!!!! Loved it. 2y
mdhughes72 One of my top reads of the year. The other one, so far, is 2y
mdhughes72 May be adding one more to that list soon. 2y
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The Nest | Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney
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Putting this one aside for now. I'm 100 pages in and just not connecting. I'll try again later! Have you read this one? Did you like it?

Hazel0303 I finished it a few months ago and really enjoyed it. It was a nice, easy read. I know a lot of people had mixed feelings on it. 2y
Notafraidofwords I really ended up liking it. I read it in about a week. 2y
KilgoreTrout I loved it, but I have a thing for neurotic, out of touch families 😂 I know that's not everyone's cup of tea. 2y
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AceOnRoam I gave it 3 stars because I thought 2 was too harsh ... I struggled to like any of these characters or care what their stories were about. 2y
saguarosally I set it aside originally and then picked it back up via audiobook. It worked out much better on audiobook. It was somehow more engaging that way. 2y
mdhughes72 I thought it was okay but not great. 2y
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Hello, Sunshine | Laura Dave
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Starting this one tonight! It sounds fantastic!

AceOnRoam Don't you just love the Litsy book blurb for this? 2y
Soubhiville @AceOnRoam very helpful. 2y
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Face the Fire | Nora Roberts
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A few weeks ago, I read my first Nora Roberts and I have read two of her series so far! Now I am finishing up the Three Sisters Island trilogy. And it's fantastic! I'm finding them to be amazing palette cleansers as I read more intense literary fiction!

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1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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I haven't read this one yet. Given the political climate in the US today, it feels particularly relevant!

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Very dark and unsettling - 5 stars! Highly recommend, especially given the current political climate in the US!

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Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman
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My bedside table at the moment. I need to get reading! I'm 2 chapters in to Thinking, Fast and Slow! And abut halfway through The E-Myth Revisited.

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Also reading now ... and it's fascinating!

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5 stars! Loved it so much. Beautiful writing, thoughtful novel! Highly recommend!

Megabooks I'm reading it now! 2y
nomadreader I'm reading that one next. Can't wait! 2y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Just starting and I love it so far!

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Starting this one now ... have any of you read it yet?

Alfoster Yes, it's good!😍 2y
anrobe @Alfoster yay!!! I am excited about it! 2y
Well-ReadNeck Yes! I really enjoyed it!!! 2y
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