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Oooh! This book has teeth. Dig in.

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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I finished this book 2 weeks ago and I had to sit with it. I can‘t recall ever having been ripped so raw by a piece of fiction in my life.

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I‘m happy that the storyline still flows after such a gap in between books in the series and also that there seems to be more coming! #oldfaves

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On a Friday at the end of a long week.

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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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I am of a very strong opinion that this would have been better off as non-fiction.

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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That twist is fucked up.

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Someone give these learned, emotionally intelligent, intersectionality aware women more book deals.

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Some of the twists are quite fun. The ending wrap-up was disappointing. Unlike similar books of this vain, no one actually killed her, or so we‘re told. It‘s still inconclusive if you ask me.

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Panpan

Frustrating & disappointing and I don‘t even know why I bother with this genre any more. Naledi is cool and I‘d read more about her, but I don‘t like this book. Jamal/Thabiso is a selfish liar and never changes, but since he‘s supposedly been dreaming about her forever, it‘s all romantic and cool *eye roll.* To read Naledi even try to take partial blame for his weak attempts at explaining, I cannot.

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Oh, yay! British!

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I don‘t generally suffer from the pain of not being myself, but I am human and I have my moments where the outside pressures have too much of an impact on my life. The “mental redecorating” approach of this book is preferable to the “conform and change” advice of most books. SO READ THIS ONE INSTEAD!

This is now the third book I‘ve read by this author and I‘ve only been marginally annoyed by her twice (no one is perfect). #audiobook #nonfiction

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Mehso-so

I liked the story of the three girls & their tenacity, but I didn‘t like the way it was narrated. I wish I had known this glossary was at the back. #readharderchallenge

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Mehso-so

Oh, how extraordinary an idea if the Axis powers won WWII. I wonder what that might look like? **eye roll** I‘m giving it credit for character creation. #readharderchallenge

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I can‘t help but compare this to “All Black Girls Must Die Exhausted,” which can‘t compare at all. This book has heart & soul.

suzisteffen Bought that! Thank you! 3mo
nvhXesq @suzisteffen awesome! 3mo
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This took me a long time to read - I had to renew my library rental 3x. I‘m not entirely sure why, but perhaps because I didn‘t find Hades to be an intriguing villain. After the first encounter, he pretty much fell flat to me. Thursday, however, I like. So I‘ll read the next one. #ebook #kindle #libraries #bookrecs

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A series I often turn to when all else fails. This is obviously one of those connector books & I didn‘t find the actual mystery that interesting, but the way everyone came together was awesome. I‘m excited about the future of the series. #audiobooks #libraries #favoriteseries #cozymysteries

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I do not have a problem not giving any fucks. That being said, this a practical way to get there for anyone that does. Funny, short. Her second book is better.

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Personally, I consider myself an Alpha-Beta.

This is a good read to remind yourself that a lot of the obstacles you find yourself up against were designed that way. #readharderchallenge #audiobook #libby #supportlibraries

SW-T I‘ll have to check this out! Thanks for posting your review 😊 4mo
nvhXesq @SW-T YW! 3mo
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Competence | Gail Carriger
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Best book of the series so far. I laughed out loud many times! #tbr2019 #favoriteworlds

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I enjoyed reading this story, even in all it‘s predictability. There is something to be said about the simplicity and the hope of it all. My favorite thing was the illustrations. #tbr2019

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The overwhelming majority of my Kindle notes are, “ugh.” The only thing I liked about this book was Ms. Gretchen. This was written and published for a white audience. In fact, I dare say, it might as well be a white story but for the insertion of hot button topics for black women and lots of “giiiiiirl” dialogue. #bookclub #bwauthors

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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That was clever, deep, dark, and delightful. The audiobook performance really sells what the author has done here. #audiobooks #libraries #supportlibraries #readharderchallenge

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Taking a trip into my favorite world. It never gets old. #harrypotter #thewizardingworld #harrypotterforlife #rereads

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A Hope Divided | Alyssa Cole
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I wanted more out of the final Ewan/Cahill showdown. If Daniel is the MC of Book 3, I‘m taking a hard pass. #ebook #kindle #library #supportlibraries

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This is everything “Girl, Wash Your Face” wishes it could be & will never accomplish. #nonfiction #audiobooks #library #supportlibraries #libby

britt_brooke I need an new audiobook and your description got me immediately. 👏🏻 I loathed Girl, Wash Your Face. Just grabbed this one from Audible - thank you! 5mo
nvhXesq @britt_brooke ugh! I also loathed Girl, Wash Your Face! I hope this works out better for you! 5mo
britt_brooke @nvhXesq Enjoying it so far - thanks! 5mo
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Read it. Then we can discuss.

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Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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Quite clever & intriguing, once you get into the swing of the narrative. #thedinnerlist #bookrecs #offtbr #audiobooks #supportlibraries #libby

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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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Excited to jump into this book as I continue this series! #theburningpage #invisiblelibraryseries #bookthree #supportlibraries #tbr #booksaboutbooks

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This was my first Manga and first opportunity to read a book not printed in the Western style - I enjoyed both aspects. I found myself very interested in the food descriptions and cultural explanations. My one down side for this book is that the petty and surly drama between Yamasaki Shirō and Kaibara Yūzan is annoying & I think it detracts from the spirit of the book. Perhaps in other volumes this is not the case. At least I hope so. #readharder

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Mehso-so

The information is easy to digest & I like the organization of the material. I‘m giving it a “so-so” instead of a “pick” because it didn‘t meet my expectations. Based on the blurb & several recommendations, both personal & general, I expected more life hacks to living your perfect “when.” Overall, it‘s a good read.

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Prison Noir | Joyce Carol Oates
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I am approximately halfway through my second book for the 2019 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. “Prison Noir” is the compilation from a collection incarcerated authors edited by Joyce Carol Oates that I chose for the prompt “a book written in prison.” I already knew I didn‘t want to go to prison, but I‘m even more certain now.
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#bookriot #readharderchallenge #compilation #bookwritteninprison #reading #januaryreads #libraries #supportlibraries

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Mama Solves a Murder | Nora DeLoach
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A 2018 leftover. I love a cozy mystery. I love a BW lead. Also, I used the inter-library loan program for the first time! #bwauthors #cozymystery #libraries #ILL #supportlibraries #readharderchallenge

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Oh, a sad one. Good mystery, however. #readharderchallenge #cozymystery

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The Living is Easy | Dorothy West
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This one is going to sit with me for a while. I‘m not so sure Boston then is different from Boston now.

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I came up short on the 2018 challenge because I decided to sleep out the end of the year and I have no regrets. I‘m starting out 2019 with some Flavia de Luce. #readharderchallenge

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Ruby Red | Kerstin Gier
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Eh. This was unremarkable and doesn‘t convince me to read the rest of the series. #readharderchallenge #audiobooks #kindle #libby #supportlibraries #2018leftovers

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The Living is Easy | Dorothy West
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7 slots, 6 books, 3 days. #readharderchallenge

sprainedbrain You can do it! I have 3 left to finish popsugar... 😬 9mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Book Riot Read Harder Challenge - sci-fi novel, female protagonist, female author.

It has taken me two years to finally sit down and read "Kindred" after adding it to my TBR. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings after finishing it. #audiobook #libraries #supportlibraries #readharderchallenge #mytbr

ProfReader I can‘t wait to read this novel!!! 7mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Reggie This was my favorite book in 2017 and my new to my top personal 20 books ever. I loved Edana very much. 9mo
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I didn‘t like the beginning or the end, but I liked the middle. #readharderchallenge #myshelf #mytbr

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The Wave | Todd Strasser
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Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: “a book of social science.”
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I remember studying the actual case in undergrad. At first I thought that this YA re-telling was watered down and that the point would be lost. However, we shouldn't need such extreme violence to shake us to our senses and not allow such atrocities as we have historically and I think this YA re-telling succeeds in making that point. #readharderchallenge #libraries #supportlibraries

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The Living is Easy | Dorothy West
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I have 10 books left to read this year to finish my Book Riot Read Harder Challenge list. I‘m not sure I‘m going to make it! 😱😱 I picked up “The Living is Easy” by Dorothy West for the “A Book with a Cover You Hate” category. I don‘t like this kind of image of black women. I am looking forward to reading the book, however! #libraries #supportlibraries #readharderchallenge #bwauthors

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I enjoyed this, despite the birth scenes I could have lived without. It has made me want to brush up on my Greek mythology knowledge. The audiobook has a .PDF companion about the characters. #libraries #supportlibraries #ebook #audiobook #libby #bookclub

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I‘m not sure how this fits the overall story. This seems to happen to me a lot with graphic novels. I did not like all those dossier pages being part of the book. I did like the 3D glasses part. #graphicnovels #libraries #supportlibraries

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This is a collection. I understood about half of the stories in the collection, and I liked about half of those. The ones I liked, I really liked. Read Harder Challenge: #8 - a comic written or illustrated by a person of color.
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#graphicnovels #readharderchallenge #tbr2018 #libraries #ILL #interlibraryloan #supportlibraries #POCauthors

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Not my favorite of the series, but still a solid pick. I love a boarding school plot, but this one fell a little short for me. I wasn‘t very invested in the characters at the school. However, the twist was pretty cool. #audiobooks #library #favoriteseries

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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I'm mad at everyone who recommended that I read this. Have you met me? Did you read this yourself and still think to recommend it to me or did you just assume I'd love it because the BW MC dates a WM? I'm not sure which answer is worse.

LauraBeth I bailed on this! 11mo
nvhXesq @LauraBeth I should have 11mo
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Chapter 1, 7% in, 6 highlights...

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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Well done. The style of writing suits the tale being told very well. #audiobook #library #supportlibraries #bookrecs