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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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This is a hard book for me to review. I really loved the flow of the book and she did a great job bringing her characters to life. I admire the author for trying to tackle such important social issues, but I feel she tackled too many in one story. Jennifer Weiner is a wonderful storyteller but in the urgency to tackle so many issues at once this story felt contrived.

jamicuns Thank you to Atria Books for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 3d
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Mehso-so

I so wanted to love this book. The two main characters cracked me up. I love the idea of angels and demons falling in love with the ways of humans that they don't want Armageddon to happen. The writing was fantastically entertaining, no surprise there though. The problem for me was there were too many characters. They didn't all come together in the end in a seamless way. It is an entertaining book but it felt a bit off for my taste.

MarkoPDX I loved it when I first read it. Possibly 20 years ago? Is it that old? When I re-read it in anticipation of the TV show, it didn't have the same charm it did for me then. 4d
jamicuns @MarkoPDX there are a couple of books that I loved when I was younger that I‘m sure I‘d feel differently about now. That‘s too bad. I‘m still planning on watching the show though. It may be one of those few incidents where the movie is better than the book. 🤷‍♀️ 3d
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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The story beginning when 2 young sisters are kidnapped. From there the book is like a collection of short stories, where each chapter covers one month following the kidnapping. The characters of each chapter may or may not have been affected personally by the tragedy but the tragedy is brilliantly woven into each storyline. I was transported to this far away peninsula, where it turns out the human struggle is the same everywhere.

FeministBookClub I loved this book so much. We had the author on our podcast if you want to check it out! 1w
Well-ReadNeck Yaaaaaasssss! I loved this book so hard. Definitely one of the best I‘ve read this year!! 1w
jamicuns @FeministBookClub I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the heads up. It was such a unique, beautiful way to tell a story. Loved it. 1w
jamicuns @Well-ReadNeck ❤️❤️❤️ me too 1w
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This is my Read In May 2019 wrap up. My favorite, by a mile, was Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. #may2019 #wishicouldreadalldayeveryday

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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This is a 3.5 star rating. I spent the majority of the book trying to figure out how this book became so popular and it must be that the world is full of fellow book lovers. This is a great realization. If you love books, libraries, history and a bit of “whodunnit” mixed in, you‘ll love this book.

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Solid 3 stars. Interesting concept for a story, documentary format for a former rock band. If it‘s on your ‘to read list‘ I would say keep it on it but don‘t rush to read it.

Jee_HookedOnBookz I'm just gonna borrow it when the hype dies down 😅 3w
jamicuns @Jee_HookedOnBookz highly recommend that plan. 😀 3w
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Darling book. Eleanor has become one of my favorite characters. The story took a turn I wasn‘t expecting. It would have been a wonderful book even without the unexpected turn but it added a depth to the book that was deeply heartfelt and beautiful.

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3.5 stars. The writing style was a bit too poetic for my taste but the information regarding the intelligence of octopuses was beyond fascinating. I stopped reading several times so I could search up octopus videos on YouTube because I kept learning such amazing new information. It‘s worth reading if you don‘t know much about octopuses bc they are fascinating.

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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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It‘s hard to believe a nation could intern citizens based on their race/religion but yet history proves it‘s possible. Will you take a stand if your country discriminates against citizens for their religion, race, gender, sexuality? This is the heart of the story...what would you do? The story felt rushed and a bit saccharine for the heaviness of the topic. I do appreciate that she tried to tackle important issues we are dealing with today.

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One of my Christian heroes, Rachel Held Evans, passed away this morning. She was my balm time and time again to my hurting heart. May she find rest in her Savior‘s arms and may her family find peace and love through their faith.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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The story follows hs friends (with benefits) through their university days. I really liked the first part of the book while the characters were in high school. The author set the characters up nicely and I felt there was a lot of room for the characters to find redemption as they grew older. As I continued to read I realized these characters were never going to be redeemed. If you don‘t need redemption you may like it but it‘s a no for me.

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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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This is beautiful book about 2 college sweethearts reuniting 10 years after their breakup. Annika Rose is on the autistic spectrum and the author does a beautiful job detailing the beauty and hardship living in this world as an autistic person. I love Annika. She is one of my favorite book characters. The book should have ended with chapter 33. The story takes a sharp left turn after and goes from 5 stars to 1 star. So stop at the end of ch. 33.

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It is a slow start but once I got started I ended up reading the last 50% in one day. It follows the life of 2 best friends on the island of Jeju. It‘s a story that challenges you, making you think what would you do if you were each of these girls. They are caught up in some horrific situations that challenges their very core. I found the story beautifully moving, as it pulled at my heartstrings. “To understand everything is to forgive.”

BellaBookNook Pre-ordered this but haven‘t read it yet. I‘m glad it‘s good minus the slow start. 2mo
jamicuns @BellaBookNook let me know what you think after you read it. I was finishing 2 other books when I started this book (I am incapable of reading just q book at a time 🤦‍♀️😂) so it may not actually have a slow start, just that I was distracted. Let me know. 😀 2mo
BellaBookNook Will do. But I have the same problem lately (multiple books)😊 2mo
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Darling book. This is a sweet story about 3 people who would never have meet find themselves thrown together on a cross country tour of America. They learn from each other as their minds and hearts are expanded. Stereotypes and biases are shed as they get to know each other and find the humanity in each other. This is a book our world needs at this time.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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For a debut novel Tommy Orange knocked it out of the park. The characters were vivid, the last few chapters of the book was riveting. He crushed the stereotypes re Native Americans. My main issue was too many characters to follow. Every time we switched characters I was taken out of the story bc I had to figure out who this character was. I love that Tommy Orange has created a space where his NA characters are multi-facet, complicated and human.

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I have been spending this last week in Israel. We visited the wall today. It was sobering, to say the least. The wall is covered in graffiti and art mainly protesting the wall and calling for peace. I loved this artwork that I found. ❤️

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“The question is: do you want to look like a better person, or do you want to be a better person? Because those who just want to look like a better person will have great difficulty with the introspection necessary to actually be a better person.“

This book is a great tool to use if you want to do more than just look like a better person with regards to race in our country. We can be better and we must do better.

BellaBookNook Well said and makes me happy to read this. Especially in this time in our country when there is so much overt division. 2mo
jamicuns @BellaBookNook ❤️❤️❤️ this is one of the reasons I‘m addicted to reading. It opens my eyes and my heart to thing I normally wouldn‘t be aware of. I‘m grateful to those who take the time and the emotional labor to write this important books. 2mo
BellaBookNook ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover
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This book has a lot of potential but the areas that bugged me (lack of mental health awareness and seeking treatment, husband avoiding helping wife seek treatment, questionable behavior sold as romance to name a few) were hard to ignore. The author tackles a taboo subject, infertility, and doesn‘t shy away from its devastating effects. If that is a trigger for you I wouldn‘t recommend this book. It‘s basically the whole plot.

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This is such an important book. I have highlighted so much of the book already and I‘m only 40% done. The chapter about police brutality is a must read. The book Ghettoside is a great companion book to this chapter.

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Angie Thomas does it again and knocks it out of the park. She is a fantastic YA author bc her characters aren‘t hyperbolic but real and complex. I came to know these characters and care about their journey. There was no superfluous writing either. Books can be a bridge that connects humans from all walks of life and helps you better understand the world around you. With that understanding comes empathy and unity. This book is the bridge we need.

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Sun. Clouds. Trolls. Family. ❤️

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☘️ 🇮🇪 ☘️

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Mother's Milk | Rachel Hunt Steenblik
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This is book of beautiful poems celebrating God Mother. There were some poems that took my breath away, they were both beautiful and devastating. Anyone who feels a need to connect with the feminine divine will love this set of poems.

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20% into this book and I have highlighted most of it. Be not complacent in your privilege.

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I Owe You One | Sophie Kinsella
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2.5 stars. This has to be one of the most frustrating books I have read in a long time. The characters were so over the top and the main character‘s internal dialogue was like nails on a chalkboard. I almost quit this book several times but I had to know how it ended. What a sweet ending it was too. Ugh, I so wanted to like this book but it was just too aggravating for 90% of the time. The last 10% sure was darling though.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I‘m not a psychological thriller genre fan but I keep reading the hype on these types of books and think this is the book that will make me a fan. This is not the book. The characters were meh, the twists were hard to follow, the red herrings were a plenty without loose ends tied up, which left lots of holes in the story. I gave it 2 stars bc I did want to know how it ended. Glad I did bc now I can move on to another book.

lele1432 Haha I keep giving in to the hype on these books too!! And then I'm constantly disappointed. 😞 I had a hold on this one that came available. Hopefully I'll get to it this weekend, but I'm not sure how I'll feel about it. 🤔 3mo
jamicuns @lele1432 you will have to let me know how you like it. I keep wondering if I didn‘t like it bc I just wasn‘t in the mood for this genre right now or if I truly didn‘t like it. It just seemed so discombobulated to me. 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
lele1432 @jamicuns now I'm curious!! 3mo
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The history of feminism is fraught with racism and it‘s not a side that is highlighted very often. Cooper‘s book brings it to the forefront does an excellent job of explaining why intersectional feminism is important, necessary. If this is your first book re feminism, racism, patriarchy, white supremacy I would suggest reading something that explains the history of race in America first, for example The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

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My February 2019 read. 1) Water For Elephants - ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2) Love Warrior - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3) The Gilded Wolves - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4) Up From Slavery - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5) The Good Neighbor - ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 6) The Only Woman in the Room - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 7) One Day in December - ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 8) If Beale Street Could Talk - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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🙌🙌🙌🙌 This is gospel.

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Mehso-so

This has been on my to-read list for a long time and I finally got around to reading it. I‘m glad I did if only to get the book off the list. It was okay. It didn‘t live up to the hype for me though. Is this blasphemous in the literary world? I did like the younger Jacob‘s storyline but the older Jacob storyline was a distraction and didn‘t add to story.

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Hedy Lamarr is a name I had never heard of until this book. It is so unfortunate and such a tragedy that so many women are lost to our historical archives who contributed so much to the betterment of our society. And the reason for their lack of recognition? Because they were female. I enjoyed learning about Hedy‘s life. It‘s a great read.

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Quite the insight into relationship between men and women. There has been a lot of progression since he has written this but not enough. Still work to do.

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Love this quote. When you let go of the fear of being wrong, the whole world and its mysteries open up to you and it is amazing. ❤️

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Intercepted | Alexa Martin
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I honestly rarely read romance novels but I think I have entered a quest to find one that isn‘t cheesy, isn‘t raunchy and isn‘t cliche. This book came really close to fitting the bill. Really, really close. The ending killed me though. So. Not. Realistic. The timeline was silly but that‘s the realist in me talking that makes rom books not my jam. It was a fun book, for the most part. It was more fun than silly.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 4mo
jamicuns @Eggs thanks!!! 4mo
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Finally reading James Baldwin. ❤️

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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And then I was reminded why I don‘t do the romance genre. 😬 I really wanted to like this book since I thought The Wedding Date was darling. This book? Not so much. The story was cliche, the characters stereotypical and the writing was choppy. I wanted to love it but I didn‘t. PS I had no idea it was a companion story to The Wedding Date until 1/2 way through. That was annoying. So there you go, may you now not be surprised like I was.

BookBabe 😂 Great review! Thanks for the tip. I‘m not a fan of romance either. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4mo
jamicuns @BookBabe yeah I don‘t care for the romance genre either. Maybe I‘m just too practical. 😂 4mo
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watermelontaco13 Same! I bailed on this book. I couldn‘t take it anymore. 🤣 4mo
jamicuns @watermelontaco13 i should have bailed. Too many books, not enough time! 4mo
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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This was, by far, the most fun romance book I have read. The characters are great, the plot was fun, the writing was fantastic. Very entertaining. The only issue I have with the book was the amt of sex scenes written. I get it you can‘t stop thinking about each other‘s body parts and you love to have sex with each other!! Move the story along, please. Other than that it was a fun read.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
jamicuns @CoffeeNBooks thanks!! 4mo
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I do not care for the romance genre. Either it‘s too cheesy, too raunchy or too far fetched. I had a couple of friends recommend this book so I decided to read it. Yes, it is cheesy and yes, it is a bit far fetched but I was still able to find it a darling story. It‘s a quick read, doesn‘t require much brain power and I found myself invested in the story. It was exactly what I needed for my next book.

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1) One Day In December, Josie Silver
2) The Wicked King, Holly Black
3) “Not all those who wander are lost.” - The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkein

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I love the man. He is my hero. The biography was flat and repetitive. I‘m glad I read it though.

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My hero

rather_be_reading welcomd back to litsy!! 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
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I started this book a few months ago and I am taking my sweet time reading it. This book is paradigm shifting and i don't want to miss any of the beautiful truths. I read and then sit in my thoughts. I come back to it when I have time, knowing I will need to sit, again, in my thoughts.

RaimeyGallant Sounds lovely. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
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