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Excited to start this read. What a gorgeous cover!

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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I really enjoyed this glimpse of the author‘s early life story in poetic form. This was a deviation from my preferred genres and I loved it!

Tamra Such gorgeous writing! 2mo
cajunsyd @Tamra 👍🏻 2mo
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What Makes You Not a Buddhist | Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
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About to start this one which was recommended by a friend.

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Pickpick

This was an honest and moving story about the struggles faced by immigrants in America who hope to achieve the American Dream. This would be a great book club selection as there are many interesting topics raised by the author. I highly recommend this book!

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For anyone traveling to or contemplating visiting the tiny country of Bhutan, I recommend this read. What an amazing place!

TrishB Looks beautiful❤️ 4mo
cajunsyd @TrishB it was a very special place and yes, very beautiful! 4mo
Tanisha_A Bhutan! I am so going there one day. ♥️ 4mo
cajunsyd @Tanisha_A you will love it!!! 4mo
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A Death in Vienna | Daniel Silva
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Pickpick

This one was just as enjoyable as the previous three.

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The Kill Artist | Daniel Silva
Pickpick

This first book in the series had me hooked and ready for more!

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The English Assassin | Daniel Silva
Pickpick

Loved it!

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Confessor | Daniel Silva

A friend got me hooked on this Gabriel Allon series and I have been enjoying them thus far.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Just finished this fantastic memoir. I highly recommend this one!!

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Sunshine State: Essays | Sarah Gerard
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I am really enjoying these essays thus far, not a genre that I read very often.

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Purchased because of the pretty cover. Chocolate and Fiji? Why not?!

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Finding Nouf: A Novel | Zoë Ferraris
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I found this book set in Saudi Arabia in my local bookstore. No expectations, so far so good.

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The Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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Just finished this one, a mixed bag for me.

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cajunsyd
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Just getting into this one while visiting the Languedoc in France.

Tanisha_A Beautiful cover! 9mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy your trip. Languedoc is beautiful! 9mo
cajunsyd @Tanisha_A 👍🏻 9mo
cajunsyd @BarbaraBB so far we are loving it!! 9mo
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Cry, Mother Spain | Lydie Salvayre
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While in the Basque Country, I have been enjoying this read.

Abailliekaras This was great! I read it in Barcelona. 😎 9mo
cajunsyd @Abailliekaras I am really enjoying it so far!! I loved Barcelona too! 9mo
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The Bat | Jo Nesbo
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This one has been on my shelf for a while. I hope that it lives up to the hype. I do love a good Scandinavian noir!

Reggie This one was bad. Start with the 3rd one. 9mo
cajunsyd @Reggie thanks for the advice! I have already started but I will definitely compare it to the third book when I get there! 9mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I am loving this story about a Korean family set in Korea and Japan spanning from the 1920‘s through the 1980‘s. I highly recommend!

JenniferP Loved this! 9mo
Reviewsbylola One of my favorites from 2017. 9mo
cajunsyd @JenniferP I can see why! 9mo
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PurpleyPumpkin You may have seen my post already, but I finished this one recently and really enjoyed it! Glad that you‘re enjoying it too. 👍🏽😉 9mo
cajunsyd @PurpleyPumpkin very much so! 👏🏻👍🏻 9mo
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cajunsyd
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Enjoying this historical novel by a great female author. This one was chosen by my neighborhood book club, good choice!

suvata Awesome book 10mo
cajunsyd @suvata I am really enjoying it and learning a little history at the same time! 10mo
suvata @cajunsyd I don‘t know if it will have the same affect on you but I ugly cried at the end. LOL 10mo
cajunsyd @suvata 🤦‍♀️ I‘ll let you know!! 10mo
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Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbit
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Words to live by...

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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton

“You make a life out of what you have, not what you‘re missing.”

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Summerland | Michael Chabon
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1. Ice cream 🍦
2. Beach 🏝
3. Both 🍉 🍓
4. Travel but I also love returning home!
5. E-books, especially for traveling, but I love a good print book from time to time. I would like to get more into audiobooks but haven‘t used that platform yet. #ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 😊❤️🍨 13mo
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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I have come back around to this January #BOTMBuddyRead (@thebookhippie, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ). Also, this one will fulfill some other book club themes as well:
#Booked2018 POC Author (@Cinfhen and @4thhouseontheleft )
#litsyreadingchallenge2018 - 2017 Award Winner @jessberk13

Cinfhen I loved this book 😍good job on #booked2018 13mo
cajunsyd @Cinfhen 👍🏻 13mo
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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I have come back around to this January #BOTMBuddyRead (@thebookhippie, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ). Also, this one will fulfill some other book club themes as well:
#Booked2018 POC Author (@Cinfhen and @4thhouseontheleft )
#litsyreadingchallenge2018 - 2017 Award Winner @jessberk13

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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I have come back around to this January #BOTMBuddyRead (@thebookhippie, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ). Also, this one will fulfill some other book club themes as well:
#Booked2018 POC Author (@Cinfhen and @4thhouseontheleft )
#litsyreadingchallenge2018 - 2017 Award Winner @jessberk13

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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I have come back around to this January #BOTMBuddyRead (@thebookhippie, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ). Also, this one will fulfill some other book club themes as well:
#Booked2018 POC Author (@Cinfhen and @4thhouseontheleft )
#litsyreadingchallenge2018 - 2017 Award Winner @jessberk13

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites ❤️❤️ 13mo
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
Pickpick

I finally finished this #BOTMBuddyRead and thoroughly enjoyed it. It reminded me of Margaret Atwood books that I have read; it was quite eerie to be honest. I definitely wouldn‘t want to live in such a society, it was a scary look into a potential future. Good choice @TheBookHippie and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
Pickpick

I finally finished this #BOTMBuddyRead and thoroughly enjoyed it. It reminded me of Margaret Atwood books that I have read; it was quite eerie to be honest. I definitely wouldn‘t want to live in such a society, it was a scary look into a potential future. Good choice @TheBookHippie and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re so right!!! 13mo
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book as much as A Gentleman In Moscow. The author is a fantastic writer and it was fun to see New York through the eyes of a sassy 20-something in the 1930‘s. Fun fun!

Dolly Ditto 😃 13mo
cajunsyd @Dolly 👍🏻👍🏻 13mo
Rcoco Loved this one too! 13mo
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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I am looking forward to getting started on this buddy read. From the description it seems like it might be similar to Handmaid‘s Tale but not sure. I guess that I will find out soon! #BOTMBuddyRead. @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo!! Can‘t wait!!! 14mo
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The Happy Book | Meg Leder, Rachel Kempster
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Happy World Book Day!! Although every day is book day for me!! 😂🎉 📚

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I just purchased this one and will try to catch up so that I can join in the future discussions! I am always behind with my book groups!!😳 #litsybuddyread

LitsyBuddyRead Week 3 Discussion (through chapter 38, page 301 is now up). The final #litsybuddyread discussion for this book will be posted Sunday, April 29th. 1y
LitsyBuddyRead Final discussion post is up. 14mo
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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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While I know nothing about this book, I am eager to get started because of the beautiful cover!! And because it is April‘s #BOTMBuddyRead. Hopefully I can catch up and join the discussions! @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

AmyG It‘s an easy, fast read. 1y
cajunsyd @AmyG 👍🏻 1y
TheBookHippie It's quick !!! Join when you can :) 1y
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GripLitGrl It's a fast read & I'm loving it so far☺ 1y
Andrew65 I agree a quick and good read! 1y
cajunsyd Finished! What a fun read, I thoroughly enjoyed it! 1y
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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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I know that I am behind but I am almost finished with this excellent read! The I will try to catch up on the April‘s book, The Music Shop. #BOTMBuddyRead @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! This was an awesome book!! ❤️ 1y
cajunsyd @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it really was! I loved it! 1y
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cajunsyd
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1. Mark Twain for some comic relief
2. Pink
3. Coffee because I can‘t function well without it.
#trivialthursday

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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I am not a big reader of poetry but I am glad that I found this little gem. The author shares her raw emotions about love and loss through her prose. Some of the verses resonated with me. Overall I enjoyed it but it is not for everyone I think. It is an acquired taste I think. #Booked2018 (feminist classic)

starlight97 It's so good *.* 1y
MissAimz_55 One of my favorites! 1y
MissAimz_55 I actually think I liked her other book of poems more , both are amazing . 1y
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cajunsyd @MissAimz_55 will check it out, thanks! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I liked this one so much! Don‘t forget to tag us so we can count this in the giveaway! @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 1y
cajunsyd @BarbaraTheBibliophage thank you for reminding me!! 1y
Cinfhen I liked this collection 😄 1y
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I am thoroughly enjoying this read about the Republic of Georgia and its ancient wine culture. I always read a book about or set in a country that I am visiting and this is certainly an excellent choice! I am also very much enjoying the wines of Georgia during my travels! The above image is Mother Georgia holding a cup of wine and a sword.

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I am so behind in book challenges but I am finally underway with this gem that I am thoroughly enjoying thus far! Great choice for #LitsyBuddyRead! @LitsyBuddyRead @MinDea @Jess7

Jess7 🤗🤗🤗 1y
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Traveller | Richard Adams
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1. Wow, so many! Most recently A Gentleman In Moscow.
2. Uganda
3. Madagascar; a long train journey; and many more
4. Both
5. Gelato

#ManicMonday
@joscho

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Ali and Nino | Kurban Said
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I really enjoyed this book even though the mindset of some of the characters did not match up with my own ideas, in particular about a woman‘s role in the House. It fit the time and place in which it was written and I agree with Paul Theroux‘s summary that it gives the reader some insight into the regional culture which was fascinating! I recommend it! #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia

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I chose this Olympic-themed book for a couple of my book challenges. It fits nicely with another book that I am reading now as they are both set around WWII. #Booked2018 (Olympic sport). #litsyreadingchallenge2018 #LRC2018. #LRC. @jessberk13

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cajunsyd

I read this book not too long ago and loved it! I hope that the buddy readers are loving it as much as I did! #BOTMbuddyread

Andrew65 I think we all are. 😊 1y
BookishMe I never expected to become so fond of the Count and Co... 1y
cajunsyd @Andrew65 👍🏻 1y
cajunsyd @BookishMe I know, right?! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! Will miss the Count!! 1y
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While I am late to the game, I am thoroughly enjoying this Litsy Buddy read! Great choice! #LitsyBuddyRead @MinDea @Jess7

MinDea Glad you are enjoying it! 1y
cajunsyd This one also works for #LitsyAtoZ. @BookishMarginalia 1y
cajunsyd @MinDea 👍🏻 1y
cajunsyd I just finished this book and really enjoyed it. I primarily liked the novel viewpoint of WW II and it‘s aftermath as well as the take-home message that rarely are things black and white in an individual‘s life due to the complex nature of people. At least I think that is where the author was going... 1y
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Stone Tree | Gyrðir Elíasson, Victoria Cribb
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book of short stories set in Iceland. The author did a great job of weaving the individual stories together through a common theme/sentiment. I chose well for this challenge! #LitsyAtoZ #readaroundtheworld #litsyreadingchallenge (new author)

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The Trespasser | Tana French
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This Cozy Mystery pic was just OK for me. I can‘t really explain why but I was not drawn to any of the characters. This bummed me out a bit because it was quite a long read too. On to the next one!! #Booked2018 #LRC (Free Space on Bingo card)

Cinfhen I tried reading this and I also found it too long ....I bailed 😜 1y
Cinfhen But congrats on completing your #cozy 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
cajunsyd @Cinfhen thanks! I just wish it were a little cozier!!! 😆 1y
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The Trespasser | Tana French
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Now reading three books at the same time to get through my challenges! This fulfills my cozy mystery theme for #Booked2018. With such great reviews I am expecting a very suspenseful read! #LitsyAtoZ #Booked2018 #LitsyReadingChallenge #LitsyChallenge2018 @BookishMarginalia

4thhouseontheleft That‘s definitely a full reading plate! 1y
cajunsyd @4thhouseontheleft a bit overwhelming but I am getting it done and still enjoying them all! 1y
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Ali and Nino | Kurban Said
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My husband and I are planning a trip to Georgia so I picked This classic up to learn a little more about the region. The first chapter already has me hooked! #LitsyAtoZ (the letter ‘K‘)

mdhughes72 Georgia the state or Georgia the country? (edited) 1y
cajunsyd @mdhughes72 the country. 1y
Heideschrampf Never heard of it before, but ive always wanted to learn more about the eastern european/west asian states. What an exciting clash of cultures! 1y
cajunsyd @Heideschrampf I think so too! Very interesting. 1y
readinginthedark Interesting! There‘s a little reference to Georgia in the memoir I‘m reading, because her ex-husband is from there. Not enough that I‘d recommend it as background reading for your trip, though. 1y
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Stone Tree | Gyrðir Elíasson, Victoria Cribb
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About to start my first Icelandic read as part of my book challenge. I was able to use this book for multiple book challenges...which is great because I signed up for so many!! #LitsyAtoZ #readaroundtheworld #litsyreadingchallenge (New Author)

readinginthedark Ooh, this one sounds good! 1y
cajunsyd @readinginthedark so far I am enjoying it! 1y
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This book fell between the pick and the so-so categories for me. I really enjoyed the descriptions of NYC in the 1920‘s through to the ‘80s. The book was dark in parts which I wasn‘t expecting but it added depth to the character. Overall this was a nice portrait of a life. I would recommend it.

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1. In bed or on sofa
2. Bookmark
3. I prefer to stop at end of chapter
4. Drink
5. Music
6. One book
7. Everywhere
8. Silently
9. Rarely
10. Keeping it like new
11. No
12. @jesshowbooks

Good one @MinDea @BeaG !!