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juliegumdrop

juliegumdrop

Joined January 2018

I work at a public library.
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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Went through a bit of dry spell and hoping this one does the trick.

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Listening to this book by a Filipino-American author for AAPI Heritage Month. It‘s very good. #aapi #asianamericanheritagemonth

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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This is way weirder than I could even imagine. Enjoying it!

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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Started this one today and going to tear through it.

SamAnne I ate this one up. 9mo
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Just started this last night and am loving it! One of my favorite writers.

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Lost Apothecary | Sarah Penner
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I love books that take place in London.

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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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I am thoroughly enjoying this!

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Reading this for my library book club. It took about 2 hours for me to start enjoying it, but now I like it. I think I just had to adjust to the quick pace.

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I read 8 books this month! #februarywrapup

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I really enjoy time travel books. Seems like this would make a good movie. #sciencefiction

TheNeverendingTBR Sounds good! #stacked 👌 11mo
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Listening to the English translation on audio through my library‘s Overdrive. It‘s really good! From the cat‘s POV. Road trip books are great.

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This has a very melancholy and lyrical feel to it.

britt_brooke It‘s profoundly sad, but also so beautiful. I read it in January and immediately knew it would be a top read for me this year. 💚 11mo
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This Romeo and Juliet retelling takes place in 1920s Shanghai. Rival gangsters and a scary monster! It‘s YA. Pretty good!

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Duke and I | Julia Quinn
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Has anyone read this series? Just started it because of the Netflix show Bridgerton. I haven‘t watched the show yet but am interested.

Scochrane26 The first books are good. Different than the show. 11mo
TheBookHippie I read it 20 years ago 🤣🤪 11mo
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This one is much hyped and I‘m loving it so far.

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I recently read The Good Lord Bird by this author. Then I watched the miniseries. Both book and show were fantastic. This one is really good too. And I can envision it being made into a movie.

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Here‘s my #Januarywrapup. 5 star reads were My Cousin Rachel, The Midnight Library, Where the Lost Wander and A Wolf Called Wander. Awesome reading month!

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I love historical fiction. It‘s probably my favorite genre. This one takes place in 1853 on a portion of the Oregon Trail. This family is headed to California but, you know, there‘s still cholera and fear of Indian tribes. It‘s gripping!

somesortoftimemachine Growing up, I read mostly historical fiction... maybe I‘ll pick this one up! 🗝 12mo
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Of course I‘m all over this bandwagon. It‘s very good!!

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The Mountains Sing | Nguyen Phan Que Mai
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Here are my top 9 favorites of 2020. (Not necessarily published in 2020, just books I read last year.) I read 92 books in 2020 and gave 35 books a 5 ⭐️ rating. It was an awesome reading year for me.

readordierachel I loved Severance 💖 13mo
juliegumdrop @readordierachel yes! I listened to it on audio and the narrator was amazing 13mo
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Vanishing Half | Brit Bennett
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Had an awesome reading month. Read 10 books! Woo-hoo 🥳 Tagged book was the best but Hazards of Time Travel and To Be Taught if Fortunate were also awesome! #decemberwrapup

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I finished listening to this one yesterday. 5 ⭐️. Loved it! JCO is amazing!

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Just started this one this morning. Apocalypse reaches Canada‘s Anishinaabe community.

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Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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Just started this today and I‘m almost half way into it. So so good!

SamAnne Loved this one. 14mo
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Good Lord Bird | James McBride
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Here‘s my #novemberwrapup. What a great reading month. 7 audio books, 2 physical books. Tagged book was my favorite and I just started watching the Showtime series. If it wasn‘t for audio books I would never have gotten through these two mammoth classic tomes. So so good!

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Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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I‘ve wanted to read this for decades. With my new found love of audio books, I‘m finally listening to it. Juliet Stevenson narrates. It‘s a long one, over 35 hours.

KathyWheeler After just finishing Moby Dick (which I‘d successfully avoided for 40 years,) I thought I‘d look for another guilt book I‘d been avoiding reading for forever but couldn‘t decide on one. Thank you! This is it! I have a masters in English with a concentration in Victorian lit — I should have read this book. It was even assigned reading, but I managed to not read it. (edited) 14mo
readordierachel So worth the time investment 💜 14mo
juliegumdrop @KathyWheeler I also just read (listened to) Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell and enjoyed it even more! 14mo
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KathyWheeler @juliegumdrop I‘ll have to check that one out too. 14mo
SamAnne This is on my list for 2021. Read Mill in the Floss this past year. 14mo
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Good Lord Bird | James McBride
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This is very good! I want to watch the tv show. Has anyone seen it yet?

SamAnne Yes! The show is really good. Ethan Hawke is great as is the young actor playing Onion. 1y
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This book was published in the 70s. It doesn‘t feel like it. It feels very modern. Marge Piercy is a woman on the edge of time.

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Wives and Daughters | Elizabeth Gaskell
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This one is 27 hours!

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Familiars (Original) | Stacey Halls
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Going to finish this one tonight. Very good!

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I had an amazing reading month! I read 9 books. Five of these were 5 ⭐️. My favorite read this month is tagged. So many awesome books! #octoberwrapup

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Just finished this one last night. So good!

readordierachel So in love with this cover 😍 1y
KathyWheeler I loved The Poet X so much that when I saw this was available from my library, I immediately checked it out. I‘ll start it tonight. 1y
juliegumdrop @readordierachel yes, one of the most beautiful covers. #coverlove @KathyWheeler I think this is even better than Poet X. You will love it! 1y
KathyWheeler @juliegumdrop I‘ve heard it was even better than The Poet X too. I really like it so far. 1y
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Poison Thread | Laura Purcell
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I read The Silent Companions around this time last year and loved it. This one is very good too!

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Even though I work at a library, I do sometimes buy myself a book that I know I‘ll really love. This just arrived today. Yay! #fivestarprediction

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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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This is very good! Listening to this for my #library #bookclub.

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Saw this one announced as one of the National Book Award finalists and found it on hoopla through my library. I didn‘t know much going in. I am loving it.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Just started this one on audio, read by the author. For my library‘s virtual book club. #bookclub

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I completed 4 books this month and they were all really amazing! Tagged book is my favorite. Celebrated #hispanicheritagemonth with The First Rule of Punk, a totally cute middle grade. #septemberwrapup

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Foreign Student | Susan Choi
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Just started this one for my #library #bookclub. #virtualbookclub

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The First Rule of Punk | Celia C. Perez
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National Hispanic Heritage Month in the US is Sept 15 - Oct 15, so I‘m reading this adorable middle grade. This book features a 7th grade Mexican American girl adjusting to a new school. Super cute!

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Just started this last night. I‘ve read Slammerkin, Frog Music, The Wonder and Akin and they were all very good and this one is too. Emma Donoghue might be one of my most read authors.

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MY DARK VANESSA. | KATE ELIZABETH. RUSSELL
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Started this one on audio.

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House Without Windows | Nadia Hashimi
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I read 6 books this month. Going back to work full time has definitely cut into my reading time, but that‘s ok. A House Without Windows was amazing. I am still working on Sacajawea by Anna Lee Waldo and am on page 636/1300 something. #augustwrapup

MaggieCarr I learned a lot about their culture in A House Without Windows. ♡ 1y
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Catherine House: A Novel | Elisabeth Thomas
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Just started this one on audio.

readordierachel Curious about this one! 1y
juliegumdrop @readordierachel well, I just finished it and really need to gather my thoughts. I think I‘m disappointed. 1y
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Just started this one today. Revenge story.

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The Dream Daughter | Diane Chamberlain
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I completed 7 books this month. Yay! 6 of them were on audio. 3 five ⭐️ reads! I would also highly recommend How Much of These Hills is Gold, but it might not be for everyone. Tagged book was my favorite. #julywrapup

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This one takes place during the California Gold Rush of the 1800s. #coverlove #historicalfiction

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Sacajawea | Anna L. Waldo
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I‘ve wanted to read this for a long time. It‘s a chunky mass market over 1300 pages. My library is reopening next week so I‘ll be heading back to work full time again. Let‘s see how much of a dent I can put in this. #bigbook #ilikebigbooks

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The Dream Daughter | Diane Chamberlain
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I am absolutely loving this book. I‘m all teared up most of the time listening to it. The audio narrator is perfect as Carly. It might have been nice to have a male actor do Hunter‘s voice though. This is likely going to be a 5 ⭐️ for me. I‘m about 40% in.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#top6reads of 2020 so far! Thanks for the tag @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick It was a hard choice. So many 5star reads this year.

Freespirit Panchinko I loved💕 2y
crazyspine I loved Pachinko and Long Bright Rivee 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Awesome! A few of these aren't even on my radar. Off to check them out! 2y
juliegumdrop @crazyspine consider yourself tagged if you‘d like to post your top 6 reads this year. @Freespirit I enjoyed seeing your top 6 too 2y
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