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heyitsMacall

heyitsMacall

Joined June 2016

Washington. A book saved my life one time
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Milkman by Anna Burns
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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
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Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
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Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman is a genius. I always enjoy the worlds he builds. This book was so fun. I think books with ghosts in them are so interesting

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This book! Such beauty! Books like these make me feel like a book snob. My book club read and discussed for this book and I loved sharing it with my friends 💕

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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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The story was a fun concept and a nice change in perspective of the apocalypse. It eventually started feeling a little long winded but otherwise I enjoyed it!

Aims42 Cute picture!! 😍 Sorry the book was a “meh” 7mo
heyitsMacall @Aims42 haha thanks! 6mo
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Sabrina and Corina: Stories | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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Beautiful! These stories were so poetic, moving and easily digestible. I love that they were all set in Colorado too. It got me out of a slump of reading a few pages and switching books.

Kammbia1 My second favorite read of the year. 3mo
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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I‘m so glad I got a chance to read this. What a well researched and eloquent book to inform people about a highly publicized traumatic event. It gave me goosebumps

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“If ever there was a story without a shadow, it would be this: that we as women exist in direct sunlight only.”

Wow wow wow! This book was so beautiful!!! This was the first book I saved to my TBR when I got this app and it just became available through my library app. What a lovely look at the role of women and their relationship with nature and the world 💕

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I read this with my book club and it is filled with conversation starters and ideas for community building which we loved. I felt like it was less accessible to me, a person with no organizing experience and limited knowledge of movements in history. Still good though

Come-read-with-me The title really grabbed me. 11mo
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Mr Roberts' House | Catherine Blackmore
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I like reading books about ghosts! This story was full of action on every page with ghosts doing spooky stuff and sometimes confusing because of the fast pace.

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The Dead Girl in 2a | Carter Wilson
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I did read the whole thing but thought it was okay. Maybe it was too violent for me? 🤷🏽‍♀️

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | Jean-Dominique Bauby
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This story is poetic, meaningful, deep, heart wrenching, lovely. What an important perspective of receiving care during a dark time. All people should read this!

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Winter Counts: A Novel | David Heska Wanbli Weiden
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I liked to learn about Native American culture in this story! I love a bounty hunter moment. The plot was so different from what I usually read so I appreciate it for that too.

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My last book of 2020! I liked this story. It was comforting as an end to the year. I hope to keep up with my reading log in 21 and be more intentional about reflecting on the books.

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The hype is real!! I loved this story for the writing style, characterization, plot, ending and all of it pretty much. 💕

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This book was a good introduction to the conflict in the Middle East. I‘m feeling a bit burnt out over sociopolitical topics but the story made the topic more digestible.

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I like the world of crazy rich Asians, I think it‘s so fun! I think I liked the first book better though. And I‘ve read so many books that are similar to this one this year that I felt a little bored.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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It was good! I just didn‘t like it hahaha I thought it was long and slow.

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Omg! This book was a trip. It was recommended by a local indie bookseller and I‘m so thankful! I‘ve been stuck in a few slow books recently but I tore through this story.

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Good story, but I did feel like some elements didn‘t connect in the end. I could have read 100 more pages to tie up some of the loose ends. Also, dissecting books in a book club is not good for trying to enjoy the act of reading hahaha

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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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I hope when I think of the summer of 2020 I remember my lengthy affair with a Russian man instead of what‘s actually going on in my real life and the world. This was a wonderful story and I enjoyed the thoughtful writing and characterization. I set a reading goal to finish a chunky book and I think this satisfies that goal.

CallMeIshmael I love this book so much I would totally love to live in that hotel 1y
kspenmoll @CallMeIshmael I feel the same!!! 1y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Good! This book was plot driven so it lacked some characterization in my opinion. It definitely made me think about life.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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It took me far too long to finish this book! I have been so distracted lately by current events, studying for my board exam, moving, and finishing my doctorate. I‘ll probably reread sometime when I have more brain space.

ozma.of.oz Congrats on the doctorate! 🎉 2y
britt_brooke Congratulations!! 🙌🏻 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Congrats on your doctorate! 🥳🥳 2y
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heyitsMacall @ozma.of.oz thank you! ☺️ 2y
heyitsMacall @britt_brooke thank you!! ☺️ 2y
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Nute Congratulations on finishing your doctorate! What an awesome accomplishment!🙌🏽 1y
heyitsMacall @Nute thank you so much! ☺️ 1y
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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It was Mr. Green, in the study, with the wrench! I really felt like I was playing clue throughout this book with all the characters and motives. Very nice!

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I think I would have liked this book more if I had read it in high school. Also I think I started with the second book in a series? I don‘t know, it is from a little free library

Caroline2 Yep! This is the second book and prob won‘t make much sense if you‘ve not read the first book. It‘s a nice series if you‘re in the mood for it. 2y
heyitsMacall @Caroline2 I knew it! Haha thanks 😂 2y
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Valentine | Elizabeth Wetmore
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I was transported by this book! The subject is relevant and although the resolution wasn‘t “happy,” it was real

marleed And when the nails match the cover art it helps to come to terms with the resolution ;) 2y
heyitsMacall @marleed of course!!! 2y
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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This is way different from what I usually like to read but it was a welcome reprieve from current events. Now I‘m reading for darker subjects again 😈

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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That‘s crazy, man. Have you tried DMT?

I‘m simultaneously listening to the testaments and I‘ve noticed I read two similarly themed books at a time the past few months. I‘ll take light hearted, uplifting recs if anyone has a good one!

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Anna K | Jenny Lee
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Yay! It was nice to dissociate from my life within this story.

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The Orchardist | Amanda Coplin
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Beautiful writing, slow, thoughtful, and a little rambley. I do love the PNW

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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I cried every chapter. So good and so sad.

Reagan I was having a time getting into this, but hoping to try again soon. It has a coveted spot in the pile on my bedside table. 2y
heyitsMacall @Reagan it‘s very good! 2y
canbku Oooooh i loved this 2y
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Spooky! I haven‘t read many books about hauntings. Thumbs down for the ending though.

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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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This book is art. The poetry, the format, each page. What an important story for everyone to hear.

Nebklvr Our young patrons LOVE this book 2y
Kristy_K I heard it‘s going to be made into a movie but I‘m not sure if that‘s true. I hope it is! 2y
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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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A little predictable but overall intriguing.

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This book is less like a textbook and more like the peer reviewed article you need to perfectly defend your paper. I love sleep and nutrition as recommendations for patients and my recommendations will be a lot clearer now!

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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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Love! I try not to read too many memoirs these days because there‘s just so many but I love JVN and he has a beautiful story 😍

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Dog Years | Mark Doty
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Poignant, good, real. I started this book when I lived in Idaho, alone, over the summer and I could not bear it. I recommend reading this with your pup within reach. A beautiful exploration into the human experience of a dog‘s life.

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The Wives: A Novel | Tarryn Fisher
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I didn‘t think I would finish this before the end of the year but it was everything I like. I can‘t say much without giving it away 😈 I got big time bell jar vibes.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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The writing was so good in this book and while I‘m only mildly interested in mythology stories, I enjoyed learning about Circe.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Before I started reading this book, I was thinking that I missed reading stories set on school campuses. This book was amazing! I‘m excited to read more 😈

Ashley_Nicoletto I loved this one too! ❤️ I can‘t wait for the next one. 2y
heyitsMacall @Ashley_Nicoletto I know! I‘m impatient 2y
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Such dense imagery, I loved living in this book for a while. I appreciated the accurate depictions of skeletal anatomy.

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Good, spooky read!
This is my pup who growls at the family that lives upstairs from us 😂

Louise What a beautiful doggie face! 😍🐾 2y
heyitsMacall @Louise thanks!! 2y
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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I truly loved this trilogy. The concept was well considered and the world was built well. I liked that Mile High Stadium was a setting in this book since I‘m from the Denver area 😂

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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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This is the kind of poetry I love. This book has been on my TBR list for years!

TheBookHippie Ohhhh I have it on my TBR as well! I‘ll move it up! 2y
Megabooks Love this one! 2y
TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks well maybe add it!!! 2y
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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This book was so fun! I like Kevin Wilson‘s writing style and ideas. I liked that this story perfectly hit on the experience of a young twenty-something which I know about.

Megabooks Yes! The characters were just so well articulated and true! Really loved that. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence @Megabooks I just finished this and I absolutely agree! What wonderful characters! 2y
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I thought the narrator was insufferable. Reading this book made me feel like I had a hangover. It was good!

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The Chestnut Man: A Novel | Soren Sveistrup
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Spooky!! This book took me longer than normal to get through because it‘s translated (I think or I could just be slow these days). ☠️

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The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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I took way too long to read this book and it became hard to follow and keep all the perspectives straight. Although I do like Linwood Barclay and the plot was suspenseful.

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Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Ya! Just what I needed at the moment. I got ship of Theseus vibes from the plot. I‘m real excited for the conclusion book and I‘m jealous of people that have it already. That‘s all.

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It took me a while to get into this book, about page 70. I‘m glad I didn‘t put it away though because this story is beautiful!

PrezBookster That is right where I had the same change of heart! Really was a good book! 2y
BeaG Same for me. I'm not sure what page grabbed me, but I came close to not continuing. 2y
heyitsMacall @BeaG I‘m glad I stuck it out! 2y
heyitsMacall @PrezBookster it was once I got through my feelings 😂 2y
BeaG @heyitsMacall me too! 2y
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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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Wow! It‘s like a D&D adventure and real life adventure in one! Of course the characters make the story as in all the ugly and wonderful things. I loved it! I think everyone should read it but I also want to keep it to myself.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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This story was heartbreaking. I cried at the pool. However I loved the character development and the plot based on telling the experience of some African American people in the U.S.