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What a fun book! I so enjoyed chuckling my way through it.

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Nightcrawling: A novel | Leila Mottley
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Ho. Ly. Crap. How was this book written by a teenager? Teenagers should not be able to write this well and should never have to know about these things. I‘m absolutely shaken. This book is extraordinary, and would have been regardless of the author‘s age.

#bookspin

squirrelbrain Great review - she is amazing isn‘t she? 1d
Hooked_on_books @squirrelbrain Absolutely incredible! What a talent. And I‘ve heard her on a podcast. No way was I that articulate at 20! 24h
Soubhiville Oooo, can‘t wait for my hold to come in! 20h
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MicheleinPhilly Yep. I‘m in awe. 19h
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 19h
BarbaraBB It had that effect on me too! 16h
Megabooks 💯💯💯 9h
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Liselle has just learned her world is about to blow up, but has to carry on in her upper middle class life while thinking back on her college days and one relationship in particular. I liked this overall, especially the LGBTQ and race themes explored, but I wanted a few more ends tied up to be a little more satisfied.

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I‘m doing something I‘ve never done before—bailing at the 87% mark. I enjoyed Pearse‘s first outing and was excited for this, but it feels so phoned in. Basically the exact same setting as the first book, a similar storyline, and characters so flat they all blend together (which is not helped by the terrible audio, in which they are all voiced the exact same way). This is awful!

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After a man went to prison for killing a teen girl, he developed a relationship with William F Buckley Jr when he lost access to The National Review. Buckley firmly believed in his innocence and helped work toward his release. This was a big mistake. I thought this was a fascinating exploration of a sociopathic mind as well as a reminder that just because someone shares your politics, that doesn‘t necessarily mean they‘re trustworthy.

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Embassy Wife: A Novel | Katie Crouch
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After taking a back seat to Amanda‘s career for years, Mark drags the family to #Namibia so he can work on his Fulbright. But there may be another reason he‘s there. Meanwhile, Amanda meets the embassy expat community in this delicious skewering of Americans abroad that I absolutely loved!

#ReadingAfrica2022

Librarybelle All of the reviews of this one have me intrigued…I‘m going to have to grab this one on audio, as these are the type of books for me that are perfect to listen to while adulting! 😂 4d
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Amanda Jones is my hero. Book bans seem to be happening more and more, and this awesome librarian is fighting back. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna42800

squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
vivastory I don't know if you saw the news but there was a rural town in MI that decided to literally defund their library bc they were mad that the librarians wouldn't remove books. Just unbelievable. 5d
Karons1 Wer so lucky 🍀 here in the uk 🇬🇧 we have none of this nonsense, freedom of speech is a norm and almost no homophobic behaviour, racism sadly still exists but not as much as it did , still too much for my liking! But anyway my heart goes out to you . Seriously if a book was banned here they‘d be a national outcry 5d
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TheBookHippie I love her fight!!!! 5d
vivastory @TheBookHippie I understand how it is. There's been school districts around where I live starting the same nonsense 5d
GingerAntics 🧡🧡🧡 5d
TheRiehlDeal ✊ YES!! We need more people like her! I wish people would stop banning books in general, regardless of the subject matter. It‘s just plain stupid. 5d
TheRiehlDeal Like for example, this was a book that was banned in a Wisconsin school district recently. And I added it to my TBR upon hearing the news. 5d
CarolynM All power to her👏👏👏💪 5d
BarbaraBB That book ban thing is beyond me. It‘s driving the US back to the Dark Ages. 5d
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Bailedbailed

I love the idea of reframing a well known story about a white man (in this case David Livingstone) to instead discuss the local people of color surrounding him. But the execution here just isn‘t working for me. I think it‘s me, not the book, but I‘m finding it scattered and a slog, so I‘m bailing out.

Ruthiella Bummer! I was excited about this one. 6d
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Fellowship Point: A Novel | Alice Elliott Dark
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this one but I just can‘t. There are some wonderful things—an elderly main character (who is fabulous), a focus on a long-standing friendship, an exploration of women‘s opportunities. But, ultimately, there are too many storylines and not enough editing. By the end, I just didn‘t care anymore.

squirrelbrain That‘s a shame - I liked the sound of this one. 6d
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Enjeela was growing up in a well-off family in Kabul when the Soviet Union invaded. The family had to flee but was fragmented in the process, with Enjeela and three of her siblings going by foot over the Hindu Kush to Pakistan. This is an extremely interesting story and gets an A+ for that, but the writing is a bit juvenile. (It reads in places like a children‘s book.) Also, the audiobook isn‘t great.

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Booth | Karen Joy Fowler
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I have mixed feelings about this one. I think it works well as a historical fiction book looking at a well-off family around the time of the Civil War, during which most of the family doesn‘t pay much attention to current events. That family being the Booths works less well for me. Focusing on this family while leaving out major aspects of JWB just doesn‘t make sense to me. But I mostly enjoyed it, so low pick for me.

jlhammar Great review! I haven‘t gotten far in this one yet. Hope to make some good progress this weekend. 1w
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Abandon | Blake Crouch
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The entire town of Abandon vanished Christmas Day, 1893. In 2009, a group hikes up to the town to explore and look for clues, but things suddenly go in a different direction. Crouch builds the tension of both storylines side by side in this horror/thriller. I enjoyed it and had a true jaw-dropping moment near the end.

ShelleyBooksie This sounds so good. Stacked!! 1w
DisneyFan Great review! Stacked! 1w
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The Cherry Robbers | Sarai Walker
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Acclaimed artist Sylvia has hidden for decades that she is actually Iris Chapel, daughter of the wealthy gun manufacturing Chapel family. She ran to try to escape the family curse, and her story is told here. While the approach to this book is wildly different from Walker‘s debut, she continues to explore the difficulties women face in simply navigating the world. A low pick for me.

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Fe Fe is 12 and lives in the Robert Taylor Homes, a housing project in Chicago that is being gradually torn down. This details a summer of violence, fear, friendship, and the making and fracturing of bonds. It‘s a tough read but a good one.

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Underground Airlines | Ben Winters
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In this story, the Civil War never happened and slavery still exists in 4 southern states. Victor is a black man in the North who hunts escapees. As we gradually learn his story, he gets involved in a dangerous plot that he may not survive. Superb story. There‘s one little bit at the end that didn‘t quite work for me, but I otherwise loved it.

vivastory I thought it was great. Winters is such an interesting author. 1w
Hooked_on_books @vivastory He really is. I enjoyed his Last Policeman trilogy. I‘d like to read more of his. 1w
vivastory I think you'd like Golden State & this one is a creepy psychological book 1w
Hooked_on_books @vivastory I didn‘t remember he wrote Golden State! I really liked that one. I‘ll be looking for Bedbugs. It sounds fascinating—thanks! 1w
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I knew I would love this book. I did not know it would end up on my all time favorite list. It‘s absolutely fantastic! Ed Yong explores the world of animal senses, showing what the world is like for those animals. It‘s just wonderful and I hope it gets widely read. Yong is an incredible writer.

Soubhiville I learned so much from this book. It really is remarkable. I have Multitudes on my TBR, eventually I‘ll get to it 🙂 2w
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville It‘s really good, WAY better than a book about body bacteria could ever be expected to be! Which is how I knew Yong was so good. Thank you SO much for gifting me this one! 2w
Soubhiville You‘re welcome! I‘m glad you loved it. 2w
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Every now and then I like something witchy, and this was a good one! It‘s the start of a trilogy, and Dawson resolves enough while leaving enough open that I was satisfied. She also does a great job of keeping a lot of characters clear from one another. I didn‘t want to put this one down!

TrishB My daughter just got this - I‘ll probably read after her! 2w
shanaqui This looks fun! Interesting... 2w
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Acts of Violet | Margarita Montimore
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Ten years ago, celebrated magician Violet Volk disappeared during her disappearing act and no one has seen her since. As her fans and a podcast host ramp up to honor the 10th anniversary, her sister Sasha just wants to be left alone. I just loved Oona and liked this one as well, though I wanted a little more out of the how of it all.

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I expected to love this and, well, I didn‘t. Don‘t get me wrong, Dr Doudna is amazing and has had an extraordinary career with fabulous contributions to humanity, but this book is poorly organized and rather disjointed. I appreciate that Isaacson made a point of showing that scientific discoveries build on previous work, meaning many people should be lauded, but this book needed some serious editing.

Amiable I‘ve found that with his books. Some of them have been great while others are oddly disorganized. It‘s rather inconsistent. 2w
Hooked_on_books @Amiable That‘s really interesting. I wonder if some of that is editors not wanting to push too much on a well-known author. Which would be disappointing, since we can all be better. I‘ve never read him before, but this book makes me not so interested in his books. 2w
Amiable @Hooked_on_books His book about Steve Jobs was fantastic—I couldn‘t put it down. Whereas his book about Ben Franklin …well, I could barely force myself to pick it up. 😬 2w
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The Wilcox family decided to circumnavigate the globe starting in 1974. Their adventures included shipwreck and some highly questionable decision making. This is a low pick for me because it‘s an interesting story, but it was written recently when awareness of privilege is prominent, yet it failed to explore their very obvious privilege. It felt much more like it was written in the 70s or 80s.

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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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This one came out right as I was finishing high school, so it was not on my radar at the time. But I‘ve heard so much about it since that my curiosity won out. I‘m glad it did! I see now why this book is beloved.

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Distress Signals | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Adam‘s girlfriend leaves on a business trip and falls out of contact. Then Adam finds out she called in sick to work, deepening the mystery. I really enjoyed this CRH backlist title. She‘s so good at building a thriller. I guessed part of it, but there were definitely still some surprises at the end. Terrific author!

LeahBergen I like this author! I‘ve only read two of hers but want to read more. 2w
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August | Callan Wink
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Here‘s my living bingo board for August #bookspinbingo! Very interesting where everything landed. 🤔 Each month, I look at the new board and formulate theories of which bingos I‘m most likely to get. I‘m usually wrong. 😆 Does anyone else do that?

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fabulous!! 2w
BarbaraJean I also always do that and am also usually wrong. 😂 2w
lele1432 I just got Last Summer on State Street from Literati! I‘ll probably start it on the plane tomorrow. 🙂 2w
Zoes_Human I can‘t say that I‘m usually wrong, because so far I‘ve never been right and usually implies at least occasional correctness. 😂🤣 2w
Megabooks Yes!! 2w
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Buried in the Stacks | Allison Brook
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After a month hiatus from #bookspinbingo, I am rejoining for August. Here‘s my stacks. I can‘t wait to see where the numbers fall!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Africa's Best Stories | StoryAfrica StoryAfrica
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Here‘s my status update for #ReadingAfrica2022! In July, I visited Niger 🇳🇪, Mauritania 🇲🇷, Guinea 🇬🇳, Gabon 🇬🇦, and Mauritius 🇲🇺 through my reads! Sixteen countries to go! 🥳

Librarybelle Amazing!!! 2w
BarbaraBB You‘re almost done, fantastic! 2w
Amiable Great progress! 2w
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This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor | Susan Wicklund, Alan S. Kesselheim
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This book is a terrific look at the realities of being an abortion doctor. Wicklund details a life under siege by protestors who constantly cross lines alongside her own commitment to provide compassionate care. She also debunks many myths about abortion. Stories like this are needed now more than ever. This is superb.

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This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor | Susan Wicklund, Alan S. Kesselheim
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Truth

Julsmarshall So true! 3w
SamAnne Yep. 3w
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Tropic of Violence: A Novel | Nathacha Appanah
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Tropic of Violence explores life, death, immigration, racism, colonialism, and more on the small island of French-controlled Mayotte. Appanah packs a lot into a few pages, but it doesn‘t feel cramped or forced. I thought this was quite good.

#ReadingAfrica2022 #Mauritius (author from)

BarbaraBB Thanks. I‘ll stack! 3w
Librarybelle Sounds very interesting! 3w
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The Agathas | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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Wealthy, popular Alice and poor, hard worker Iris are thrown together by a tutoring arrangement when Alice‘s former best friend goes missing. The police seem uninterested in investigating, assuming she ran away, but Alice and Iris set out to find out what happened. This is a fun YA mystery. I enjoyed the story and the characters.

sherri Sounds good! 3w
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Orphaned by cholera, Nora becomes the ward of the doctor who treated her and eventually his assistant. Only, women aren‘t allowed to practice medicine and they‘re very much blurring those lines. This is a great story and I‘m so pleased with the research the authors did, as they got the medicine and medical history right, which is all too rare.

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Woman of Light: A Novel | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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After loving her short story collection, I was so excited for Fajardo-Anstine‘s first novel, but, unfortunately, it‘s a bit disappointing. The writing, characters, and setting are all good, but it falls a bit flat. Her short stories are gripping and this just wasn‘t.

shanaqui Ohh, that's always disappointing. Long-form writing and short stories can be such different arts. 3w
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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While I think the writing here is quite good, the structuring of the book so that the reader finally sees what‘s going on in the third section kept me at arm‘s length and prevented me from really enjoying this. While it‘s clever, I feel like the cleverness overshadowed the story.

charl08 Wondering about reading this one: might wait until the Booker shortlist is announced. 3w
Hooked_on_books @charl08 The Booker committee and I often disagree, so they‘ll probably love it! 😆 3w
squirrelbrain I have this as an ARC so will be reading it anyway… from the reviews it does sound rather challenging. 3w
Graywacke Very timely read! 3w
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Helen Scales is a marine biologist who reveals the denizens of the deepest oceans in this marvelous book. She sucks you in with engaging writing about fascinating creatures, then reminds you of the importance of protecting rather than exploiting these deep oceans and their marvelous life forms. Highly recommend.

Graywacke Sounds terrific. (And nice cover) 3w
shanaqui Hmm, I think I tried one of her books before and wanted to like it, but found it a bit dry... or maybe it was just the wrong time! I should look at this. 3w
Hooked_on_books @shanaqui The first chapter here was a little dry, but then it breaks out and it‘s just fascinating. 3w
iread2much Oooo, looks good! 3w
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The Washington Post has a fun article feature shelfies from 9 authors, including fellow Litten @ChrisBohjalian ! I loved peeking onto all these shelves!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2022/07/28/book-organizing-authors/

Eggs That was fun to read and view their shelves! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading Ok shelving by date read would be chaos for me!! Time is meaningless in my world! I have no idea what happened when! Lol! 3w
BarbaraBB Fun article! 3w
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readingjedi In my universe the words 'organize' and 'shelves' never occur in the same sentence. I have the utmost admiration for those who manage it! 3w
5feet.of.fury That was really cute! 3w
Leftcoastzen Love this article! mine are in clumps of organization 😄 3w
TheRiehlDeal Such a fun article! It‘s always nice to see other authors shelves. 3w
marleed Great article - and I now have a new way to describe my favorite hobby - “book management” — procuring them, reading them, shuffling them around shelves. 3w
MicheleinPhilly Organize? HA! Good one. My philosophy is “If it fits, it sits.” 3w
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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I fucking loved this book! Not only are the three central women just plain not going to take the patriarchy‘s bullshit anymore, they‘re also genuinely trying to help other women, especially younger ones. I cackled and fist pumped in so many places, and the audio was spot on. I don‘t sense from it that there will be a sequel, but I would read the hell out of it if there was one.

Christine I need more “cackled and fist pumped” books in my life. Moving this higher on the TBR! 3w
Megabooks 💯💯💯 agree with this review!!! 3w
TrishB That just pushed it onto the must buy. Not out here yet. 3w
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5feet.of.fury Agree! So good! 3w
MicheleinPhilly 🎯🎯🎯 3w
Bookishlie Read your review, looked it up and my library had it!! Serendipity and now I‘m tearing through it! 3w
jlhammar Yes! Great review. It would be awesome if we got a sequel. 3w
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Spring | Ali Smith
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I liked the previous two books in this series, but this one just didn‘t quite work for me. I appreciate the themes and Smith‘s anger, but I felt like I couldn‘t quite grab onto it. Not sure if it was me or the book. I will say I absolutely love the US covers of this series—they‘re gorgeous!

Graywacke It‘s not just you. I also found it very light. Does still has her unrestrainable cleverness. 3w
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Iboga: The Visionary Root of African Shamanism | Vincent Ravalec, Mallendi, Agns Paicheler
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Iboga is a plant found in #Gabon that produces hallucinogenic effects along the lines of peyote and which has been used for a long time in spiritual traditions. There is interest in it for its potential to aid with addiction to various drugs. This book is interesting in its content, however, it suffers strongly from confirmation bias, so be aware of that failing.

#ReadingAfrica2022

Librarybelle Good to know about the confirmation bias! 3w
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The Chos have been successful enough with their Korean restaurant in Honolulu that they‘ve been able to open two additional locations. However, when their son explodes onto the world scene trying to cross into North Korea, things take a turn. Parts of this are great, and the themes of family, immigration, borders and more are compelling, but I was a little disappointed with the execution. The cover, however, will be one of my favorites of the year

DivineDiana It is a beautiful cover! ❤️ 3w
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Measure | Nikki Erlick
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Suddenly around the world, every adult receives a box with a piece of string. Turns out the length equates to how long they‘ll live. This could so easily be sappy or maudlin but it‘s not at all. Instead, Erlick uses this premise to explore mortality, prejudice and more. I really liked this.

shanaqui Huh. I wouldn't have figured it'd turn out that good based on the premise, somehow -- I don't know why that automatically reads to me as “meh“! 3w
Hooked_on_books @shanaqui I heard someone raving about it on a podcast, so I thought I‘d give it a try. It definitely exceeded my expectations. When I‘m unsure, I always go with the library, as I did with this one, just in case it‘s awful. 3w
BarbaraBB @shanaqui I feel similar to you even though I‘ve read good reviews of it 3w
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Cult Classic: A Novel | Sloane Crosley
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Suddenly, Lola starts running into all her exes. Not unprecedented in NYC, but suddenly things get much weirder. At first I really enjoyed this, but then it started feeling so one note. I wanted more than just a long reexamination of all her past relationships. The ending was good enough to salvage it, but I can‘t quite give it a pick.

Megabooks I was on the fence and glad I‘ve skipped it. 3w
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I don‘t think there‘s anything better in nonfiction that a compelling writer who is also an outstanding researcher. And PRK is that exactly. I really enjoyed this collection of his long form pieces, one of which was happily about #Guinea! I think he‘s just fabulous.

#ReadingAfrica2022

Librarybelle I have to read this! So many great reviews about this one! 4w
Texreader I am so happy to find a book that will work for #Guinea! 4w
Hooked_on_books @Texreader I was delighted, too! I had nothing listed as an option even. I love it when that happens! 4w
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The Woman I Wanted to Be | Diane von Furstenberg
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DVF built and sold two businesses by 36, making millions. Here, she first talks about her family (her mother survived Auschwitz and had an incredible outlook on life) then her career. While I don‘t like her shrugging off the problems with glorifying skinniness above all else in modeling, this was otherwise an interesting story. She‘s had quite a fancy life and isn‘t afraid to point out her own mistakes.

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Cal Flyn explores places that have been abandoned by humans (for various reasons) and what has happened to them in the intervening years. This is both a fascinating and hopeful book. If you find yourself a bit paralyzed by climate change, this is a good one to read.

Soubhiville Wasn‘t this great? I‘m glad you liked it too. The idea of plants that can process heavy metals out of soil was amazing to me. 1mo
Librarybelle I loved this one! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville It‘s incredible! To steal a quote from Jurassic Park, “Life finds a way.” I found it very calming and reassuring. Wonderful book. 1mo
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Sadie and Sam meet as children and bond over video games on a hospital children‘s ward (he‘s a patient, she‘s not) in the beginning of this beautiful ode to friendship. The book follows them forward to almost 40. It could easily have become maudlin or soaked in sentimentality, but Zevin avoids that. Absolutely fantastic.

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This is a coming of age story in upstate 1970s NY contrasted against main character Berie‘s struggling marriage later on. Parts I didn‘t enjoy as much, but Moore marvelously evoked a sense of place/time in NY so much that I could see it. A soft pick for me. Thanks again for gifting this to me, @squirrelbrain !

squirrelbrain Sorry it was only a soft pick - clearly the title is a lot more interesting than the content! 🤣 1mo
Hooked_on_books @squirrelbrain It is a great title, isn‘t it? I am glad that I finally got to read something from her! 1mo
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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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I love Ruth Ware‘s books. The action in this one takes place at Oxford and in Edinburgh. I was so sure I had it figured out and she totally tricked me! I really enjoyed this one and so did mom.

Megabooks I‘m looking forward to this! 1mo
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I loved the idea of this locked room (locked ship?) mystery, but ultimately it didn‘t really work for me. It takes too long to get going and then much of it takes far to long to develop. I was so ready for it to be over.

Hooked_on_books @Ruthiella I liked that one a lot better, though I did take a little time to get into that one as well. Now I‘m not sure whether to try whatever he comes out with next. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Centique @Hooked_on_books I loved Evelyn but I bailed on this one. I hope it‘s just a “difficult second book” and he‘ll come back stronger on the next one. 🤞 4w
Hooked_on_books @Centique I always hope for that, too, but then wonder if the author only had one really good book in them. It‘ll be interesting to find out! 4w
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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I went into this blind because Crouch is autoread for me, and I really enjoyed it! It didn‘t knock my socks like his last few books, but it was still a lot of fun.

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The Shadow of the Sun | Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Polish journalist Kapuściński lived and worked in various places in Africa for many years. Here, he chronicles a bit of history, some current events, and personal stories spanning from the 50s to the 90s. It‘s terrific.

#ReadingAfrica2022 Mauritania (also works for Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, Somalia, Senegal, Liberia, Cameroon, Mali, Eritrea)

BarbaraBB Thanks for bringing this book up. I have read and enjoyed other books by Kapuściński but hadn‘t heard of this one. I must get my hands on a copy! 1mo
Librarybelle Oh! I‘ll have to keep this one in mind for sure! 1mo
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I got Mom to take me to Barnes and Noble and it was so nice to browse! I tried to be restrained and picked up these 5, plus the tote for free. The two in front will be good options for #ReadingAmericas2023, if I can hold off on them for that long!

Chrissyreadit The tagged book and its title sound like important reading- and it looks like a great haul from B&N🎉 1mo
squirrelbrain A great haul! ❤️ 1mo
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