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TREAT YO S(H)ELF and read this book! I legit laughed out loud at her stories. I loved her on Parks & Rec, but it's her social media that makes me a big fan. She is hysterical AF & I knew her book had to be too! Get. The. Audio! If you follow her you know she's a Hamil-maniac. There's a whole chapter on her obsession that if she wasn't so awesome you would hate her just a little bit...but not really (only after you got done being jealous. 😆)

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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I was happy to hang out with these teens again. I do wonder if I missed something in SvtHSA, though. I was a bit surprised how things unfolded, but in the end I enjoyed the story. The author does a great job of capturing teen angst and not making this lgbtq story read like an after school special.

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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Whoa...the ending alone is worth the price of admission! It's a beautiful story about love, loss, grief, family, loyalty, politics, & identity. It's multi-POV w/ the fates of 2 families entwined, & a compelling look at the competing priorities in the lives of British Muslims - a perspective I haven't read.

#homefire #kamilashamsie #womensprizeforfiction #awardwinner #readwomen #ladywordsmith #diversereads #borrowedbook #kvnreads2018 #berlysbooks

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Thank goodness this story is so awesome and thrilling because the narration of the audio version was 👎🏾😝

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Why yes, I did bring my leftover movie popcorn home so I could get this shot 😂

The movie is cute but as usual #thebookisbetter. I devoured it in 2 sittings. I would've completed it in 1 if I didn't have to live life. I loved the diversity of the characters & I loved that we got a high school love story from a perspective I never read before. It may be a little too charming & neat, but that's the curse of many romantic tales.

rather_be_reading 😂😂 i love leftovr movie popcorn 2y
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It starts out kind of dull but when the characters cross paths about a quarter of the way through the book, the action picks up and the story because thrilling! Thank goodness this is a trilogy! I definitely recommend listening to the audio!

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The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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This book is a completely deserving of all the hype. It's beautiful and heart-wrenching at the same time. This is my first read my Tayari Jones. I'll definitely be reading her backlist.

There's a lot of chatter on the internet about being #TeamXXXX. I don't know how anyone is picking sides in this love story. There's so much grey, and in that grey lies the emotional realness that gives this story power and beauty. #berlysbooks

Liatrek I agree! I couldn‘t pick a side when reading. Everyone had a point of view that I could sympathize with. 2y
Chelleo This is next up on my audiobook list. Can‘t wait to get to it! 2y
ReadingSusan I agree so much on the team stuff! 2y
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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I couldn't stop laughing. She even made me smile during her saddest stories. I absolutely recommend the audio version.

What audiobook should I check out next? I'm only reading women this month. I prefer nonfiction, esp. memoirs & bios. I've already read Gabrielle Union, Jenifer Lewis, Gabourey Sidibe, Issa Rae, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Shonda Rhimes, Carrie Fisher, Taraji P. Henson, Diane Guerrero, & Janet Mock. Send me your recs! 🤓

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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I'm wicked excited to see A Wrinkle In Time movie! I read the book often as a kid. I'm pretty sure it inspired my love sci-fi/fantasy. Are you going to the movie this weekend?

melrailey I saw it last night! 2y
missberlyreads @melrailey how was it? 2y
melrailey I enjoyed it but I enjoy most every movie that isn‘t a stupid comedy. 2y
missberlyreads @melrailey 😂🤣😂 2y
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Blackass: A Novel | A. Igoni Barrett
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Chelleo I‘m loving the title Blackass! 2y
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January wrap-up: 14 books total, 5 (36%) for #unreadshelfproject2018, 3 for #readharder challenge. My favorite read last month was The Hate U Give. It very well maybe my favorite of 2018. We'll see...what was your favorite January read?

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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STOP what you're doing and read this book RIGHT NOW!! This is a Black Lives Matter story, but it's not all violence, & heartbreak, protest. It's a celebration of Black lives, family & community. I couldn't put it down, & I laughed more than I cried.

missberlyreads It's told from the first person perspective of a Black teenage girl. Her voice is authentic and incredibly relatable. This book is accessible to readers of all ages & backgrounds. It's powerful & should be required reading.

#thehateugive #angiethomas #THUG #thuglife #blacklivesmatter #ownvoices #resistancereads #RARI2018 #RIBook #24in48 #kvnreads2018
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tomes4gnomes I just started this half an hour ago! 👍 2y
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#24in48 #sharetheshame This Taylor Branch trilogy is the most neglected on my shelf. Since this year is the anniversary of a pivotal year in the #CivilRightMovement it might be a great time to read them. #americainthekingyears #partingthewaters #pillaroffire #atcanaansedge #MLK50

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A Hope Divided | Alyssa Cole
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The first book in this series is more thrilling, so I was a little surprised by the more subdued story in this book. I wasn't even captivated by their weak connection. It's a fine read for a lazy weekend. #24in48

Notafraidofwords I bailed on this one but I read her first one. 2y
missberlyreads @Notafraidofwords I kept debating between bailing and continuing. I'm still not sure I'm happy I finished it. But now I'm reading something I LOVE it's all good now 😊 2y
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"My co-workers should understand that I need to go to a party tonight - and this is just as legitimate as thiee kids' soccer game [PERIOD!]"

Single employees have a full life regardless of their desire, or lack of, to meet someone and start a family!

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I finished the PBS doc Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. Many people commemorate this holiday with a day of service. If you can't get out to serve, educate yourself - read a book or watch a doc about the #CivilRightsMovement. I highly recommend this doc and this book! #MLKDay

Kaye Beautiful statue ! 2y
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Bitch Planet: Triple Feature Vol. 1 | Matt Fraction, Andrew Aydin, Danielle Henderson, Dylan Meconis, Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Conley Lyons, Che Grayson, Jordan Clark, Alissa Sallah, Kit Cox, Marc Deschamps, Sara Woolley, Nyambi Nyambi, Bassey Nyambi, Jon Tsuei, Vita Ayala, Alobi
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This collection is set in the Bitch Planet universe but does not advance the main story. Instead we get several vignettes that world build. I'll admit it took a while to understand this world when I first started reading this series. These short episodes give me a better understanding of the BPverse. This collection is smart & made me say "DAYUM!" & "OH SHIT!" If your resistance book club is looking for a provocative & fun read, this is it.

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Faith Volume 3: Superstar | Jody Houser, Louise Simonson
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This book has been sitting on my shelf since it came out. I wish I read it sooner. BUT I love it when I pick up the right book at exactly the right time. Perfect read for the inspiration I need to...Get. It. Done! this year.

#bigmagic #creativelivingbeyondfear #elizabethgilbert #creativity #inspiration #doneisbetterthangood #notjustforcreatives #getlit #unreadshelfproject2018 #kvnreads2018

BellaBookNook Loved this book and mine has so many page flags because I loved everything she had to say!😊 2y
missberlyreads @BellaBookNook So. Many. Page. Flags! 😊 2y
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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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This is a difficult read. Heartbreaking, but also really boring in parts - she was a little too heavy on policy. The book was best when she reflects on her campaign, her observations from the campaign trail. It took 5 months to finish because it was too sad or too dry, so I had to take breaks. That said, you should definitely read the book from the first woman to be a major party's nominee for President.

Hokey I've had it on audio for a few months and just haven't worked up to start listening yet. I want to, feel that it's important to, but it makes me sad. 2y
bookloaner I also read it over several months because it was so hard facing the heavy sadness I felt while reading 2y
missberlyreads @Hokey I know a few others like me and @bookloaner who took a few months to read it. When you do get to it, take as long as you need to read so you don't get swallowed up in sadness. 2y
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This is gripping, horrifying, and tragic...another shameful chapter in US history. It's an important read.

#devilinthegrove #gilbertking #thurgoodmarshall #grovelandboys #jimcrow #racism #justice #ushistory #audible #getlit #kvnreads17

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Riff Raff | Laurence Fishburne, Larry Fishburne
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I think I'll need to read this again with other people so we can talk about it as we read along together. Have you read this? Thoughts?

#therearemorebeautifulthingsthanbeyonce #morganparker #beyonce #thatcovertho #poetry #librarybook #getlit #kvnreads17

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Waiting for Uncle Joe! #AmericanPromiseTour #PromiseMeDad

4thhouseontheleft 😍😍😍 2y
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She is majestic! This memoir is raw, hysterical, & moving. It's an interesting peek into Black Broadway & Hollywood of the late 70s & 80s. Has anyone written a book about that yet? I need more. If you read this (and you should) listen to the audio version. She reads it herself & it is a gift!

#themotherofblackhollywood #jeniferlewis #memoir #broadway #blackbroadway #blackish #dickdiva #inthesestreets #bipolar #bookstagram #audible #kvnreads17

BellaBookNook Oh I love watching her on Blackish. I am going to have to check out this book. 2y
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This was more enjoyable than I expected given the mixed reviews. It read like fanfiction, and it lacked the magic of the original series. But I was happy to revisit old favorites. I'm excited to see the stage production!

#harrypotter #cursedchild #the8thstory #cursedchildnyc #pagetostage #play #getlit #kvnreads17

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A little reading by the fire. This volume was both action-packed and uneventful. 🤔 #netflix #yulelog #walkingdead #robertkirkman #pagetoscreen #getlit #kvnreads17

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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Lyrical, beautiful, melancholic...she says so much with so few words. I loved it.

#anotherbrooklyn #jacquelinewoodson #wndb #diversereads #getlit #kvnreads17

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Shadowhouse Fall | Daniel Jos Older
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Seriously, if you're not reading Daniel José Older you are doing yourself an absolute disservice. We go back to his vibrant, DIVERSE Brooklyn for another action-packed journey. This is a Brooklyn where I want to be! And this cover!

#shadowhousefall #danieljoséolder #shadowshaper #shadowandlight #urbanfantasy #brooklyn #getlit #diversereads #wndb #kvnreads17

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I reread this to refresh my memory before watching the TV show. And whoa...it's a lot scarier reading it in this political climate than when I read it in high school. For those of you who watched the show already...did you like it? How faithful is it to the book? #thehandmaidstale #margaretatwood #dystopia #resist #nolitetebastardescarborundorum #getlit #audible #kvnreads17

BooksintheDelta There are some differences, and a clear hard lean on the topics that reflect current political discussions, but a well done and entertaining interpretation of the novel. 2y
missberlyreads @BooksintheDelta thanks! I'm wicked excited to binge this weekend! 2y
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This is one of my childhood favorites. It was a delight to revisit it. It's still so good. It might be even better as an adult... #thewestinggame #ellenraskin #mystery #classic #BOOM #kindle #reread #getlit #kvnreads17

mom2bugnbee I'm 45 & read this for the first time a few years ago when my then-5th-grader read it in school & loved it so much that she insisted I read it. It was so good! I was kinda upset that I'd gone so long without knowing about it. 2y
Daisey I love this book and read it with my 6th grade class each year. It leads to such fun discussions! 2y
missberlyreads @mom2bugnbee I'm so happy you found it and could be enchanted by it for the first time as an adult! 2y
missberlyreads @Daisey thank you for introducing the next generations to this book. I can't wait to read it with my niece when she's older! 2y
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Shadowhouse Fall | Daniel Jos Older
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I didn't get a lot of reading done last month. 😢 I finished 2 graphic novels and made a little more progress on Hill's book. So, no collage of last month's reading. Instead here's my potential TBR for November! Also, I have a couple #audiobooks lined up and some titles on my #kindle What are you looking forward to reading this month?

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Black Panther: World of Wakanda Vol 1: Dawn of the Midnight Angels | Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, Alitha Martinez (Illustrator), Afua Richardson (Illustrator)
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TrishB I'm going in London next April 👍 getting close. When are you going? 2y
missberlyreads @TrishB that's exciting! Do you get all of the original cast? I'm going July 2018! 2y
Kaylamburson Yay!! A friend of mine had the code and tried forever to get tickets, but it just wasn't happening. Oh well! 2y
TrishB I think so 😀 2y
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The Bad Seed | William March
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Half-Resurrection Blues | Daniel Jos Older
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Parnassus On Wheels | Christopher Morley
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And my 2017 #hpreread is complete. I highly recommend that you check out the audio versions of Harry Potter! So delightful (even as things took a dark turn.) Now I can finally read The Cursed Child.
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#harrypotter #thedeathlyhallows #horcrux #thedarklord #always #audible #getlit #kvnreads17

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 7 | G Willow Wilson
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Damien Duffy and John Jennings did a fantastic job adapting Octavia Butler's #Kindred to a graphic novel! Have you read either one yet? #octaviabutler #timetravel #slavery #getlit #kvnreads17

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 7 | G Willow Wilson
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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This is a tense thriller that creeped me out the whole way through. I may have felt some other more tender feelings, too. Perfect read for this time of year. Fans of the Walking Dead TV show will appreciate this!
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#birdbox #joshmalerman #blindfold #closeyoureyes #thriller #horror #kindle #getlit #spookyreads #halloread #kvnreads17

BooksintheDelta I have this eBook! Thanks for the reminder and review. I will add it to my list for this season. 2y
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