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Soubhiville

Soubhiville

Joined May 2016

(She/her) Books, pets, and tea, my favorite things. My top genres are literary and historical fiction and big fat fantasies. 😊📚
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@Hooked_on_books my final book from Malaprops arrived a couple days ago. Thank you! I‘ve always been fascinated by the variety and intricacies of snowflakes, so I‘m enjoying checking out all of these photos. I wanted you to see the beautiful gift wrap they used too 😁. It‘s a great indie bookstore. 📚🩷❄️

Hooked_on_books They did a great job with the paper—it‘s so cute! This looks like a cool book. I‘m glad it found its way safely to you and I hope you enjoy. ❄️ 1d
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Great choice #CampLitsy! I really liked this. Looking forward to the discussion this weekend.

I have Davies‘ first book, West, on my shelf. Picked it up in a used bookstore in the last couple years. So I‘m moving it onto my #bookspin shelf to read soonish. ☺️

I found the ending a bit surprising. I don‘t want to give anything away, but did others? If you comment use the spoiler button.

Good morning from Venkman 🐈‍⬛🩷.

Soubhiville I was expecting Ivar to refuse to go or John to stay with him, or a death… I was very happy with the way it ended. (Don‘t forget the spoiler button!) 1d
ElizaMarie I think I am in love with Venkman! 1d
mcctrish The whole time I was reading I knew something was running beneath the surface but based on my inner demon I was leaning towards slaughter mostly 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ 1d
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AmyG I did….but yet was not surprised. 1d
sarahbarnes I loved this one too and now want to read more by her. 1d
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1d
BarbaraBB Yes that ending! We‘ll discuss it on Saturday! 1d
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The Husbands | Holly Gramazio
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The beginning of this novel was hilarious as Lauren figures out that there‘s some strange magic in her attic that gives her a different husband every time she sends her current one in there. It‘s very strange, but once she figures it out she cycles through a lot of them, and as each one shows quirks she can‘t live with she sends them back.

It doesn‘t finish as strongly for me, though, I felt let down in the end. So low pick.

Hooked_on_books I had a pretty similar response. It was such a fun listen that I wanted to keep going with but I hated the ending. What a dreadful message about marriage it leaves the reader with. 😝 3d
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I‘m not sure I‘ve ever read a book set in Malaysia before.

I really liked this dark fantasy/ magical realism. It would be hard to accept that the voice you are hearing in your head is your deceased grandmother. And things just get stranger from there!

I loved the theology that drove the story, with multiple gods, plus the politics that bordered on a mafia feeling.

I‘m glad my bookclub chose this for June.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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I feel like most people I‘ve talked to have already read this, I‘m late to the game.

There is a lot of very specific scientific info about cancer, which was interesting. Also the author‘s experience of med school and residency to become a neurosurgeon. Descriptions of surgeries (may be tough for the squeamish). But the main focus is on the author‘s diagnosis of lung cancer and how he chose to live his life knowing it would be terminal.

Kitta I cried when I read this, so good. 3d
Soubhiville @Kitta I cried too. So sad, but also beautiful the way he approached his death, accepting and making the most of the time he had. 3d
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Birthday Girl | Haruki Murakami
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Thank you Donna for the card and little goodies for my birthday! Thanks for bringing me a birthday smile 😊.

I‘m about to head out for a day of hiking to waterfalls with some good friends. It‘s a beautiful day!

DaveGreen7777 Happy Birthday! 🥳🎂🎈🎉🎁 5d
dabbe HB! 💙💚💙 5d
Bookwomble Happy birthday 😊🎂📚 4d
Jari-chan Happy birthday 🎉🎂 4d
UwannaPublishme 🤗🤗🤗 Happiest Birthday to you! Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate! Enjoy! 🥳🎂🎉 3d
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@Hooked_on_books Thank you Holly for the birthday packages! I‘m thrilled with all of these books, I wish I could take a few days off and just sit reading them all. The fused glass fish is cute, I‘m trying to remember the type of fish it might be- a Tang of some sort? I‘m going to try looking it up.
I‘ll keep an eye out for the Malaprop‘s box, which I‘m sure will come soon. Thank you again! 🥰🎂

squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! 5d
Hooked_on_books You‘re so welcome! I do think the fish is a tang. I love those colors so I gravitated straight to it. A local artist named Beth makes those and I chatted with her a bit at the market while buying that. She was really lovely. And you put The Light Eaters in my radar—I have the audio from the library that I‘ll be listening to soon. 🤗 I hope you have a wonderful day. The happiest of birthdays to you! 5d
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Thank you @Mitch for the book about Goddesses for my birthday 🥳. It sounds right up my alley.
I hope you‘re enjoying some outdoor time this weekend. I‘m headed out for a waterfall hike shortly. 🥰🥾⛰️

Mitch Have a wonderful birthday 🎁 5d
Jess_Read_This What an interesting sounding book! I love the artwork on the card too. Have a very Happy Birthday!! 🎉 5d
Gissy Happy bir🥳🎂🎉📚🎊 5d
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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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@AmyG Thank you for this thoughtful birthday package Amy! Every one of these books had me ooo-ing and aaah-ing! I hope I will have time for the Cosby towards the end of the month for #AAM. The little chiming heart is so sweet, and the LEGO, did you build it? The little tiny hairbrushes as petals, so fun. Thank you dear friend! 🥰

Bookwormjillk Happy birthday! All The Sinners Bleed was really good. 5d
marleed Happy Birthday! I‘ve read 3 out the 4 and they were each so good! 5d
squirrelbrain Amazing package! 3 of the books made my favourites last year (and the other I haven‘t read!) 5d
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️❤️ 5d
AmyG Happy Birthday, my sweet friend. Hope you had a wonderful day. Yes…the Lego plant is from a set my daughter and I put together. Glad you liked the books…3 were my favorites! 4d
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The Summer Guest | Justin Cronin
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This is very different from Cronin‘s Passage series. I believe it‘s his debut.

It‘s about multiple generations of a family who own a fishing camp in upstate New York. I enjoyed the peaceful picturesque descriptions. There is some family drama but overall I felt it highlighted love for a place and its people.

Hooked_on_books Oh nice! I‘ve had this one for ages. Glad to know I have something to look forward to. 🙂 5d
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North Woods | Daniel Mason
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My May Wrap up. I gave 5 stars to North Woods, Nora Webster, and The Sleepwalker‘s Guide to Dancing. Really they were all good!

AmyG Oooo I am so glad you liked North Woods. I loved it so much. 2w
Tamra @AmyG me too! I bailed on Nora Webster. 🤔 2w
Texreader Way to go! I have H waiting in the wings (pun intended) to read someday 2w
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Gifts | LAURA. BARNETT
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@Mitch @Hooked_on_books and @AmyG just wanted to let you know packages from you have arrived this week! 🩷😁 thank you friends! Now we‘ll see if I have the self control to wait a week to open them…

AmyG Ha! Wow! 😘 2w
Hooked_on_books Hooray! No word on the other one from Allstora yet, so hopefully it‘ll get there in time. It‘s just one book, so it‘ll be a birthday extension if it ends up being late. 😬 2w
Hooked_on_books Change of plan on your final book. It is back ordered, so Allstora cancelled my order/your shipment. SO, I have ordered a different book for you which will be coming from Malaprop‘s. It‘ll be late but gift wrapped! So, you know, extended birthday. 😉 1w
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books extending the celebration is fun 🙂🎉. Your other package got here today. Thank you! 1w
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I believe this is the 20th in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.

Mma Potokwani tries to convince Mma Romatswe to run for city council in order to have a vote against a large hotel that is trying to get approval in Gaborone. As usual the cases the agency is working on and the personal lives of the characters mingle and share focus.

I enjoyed getting to see Charlie grow a bit in this installment.

Tamra 🤗🤗 2w
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Welcome to June #AuthorAMonth readers! Time to pull out our SA Cosby books. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you! ⬇️

Soubhiville There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year:

-There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing your Google form. (this prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.) ⬇️
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Soubhiville -There will be one prize randomly chosen from the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club.

-There will also be one or more random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year. ⬇️
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Soubhiville Once you start your Google form you will get an email confirmation. Hold on to that email, it gives you access to edit the form. You should also be able to access it through your Google Drive. I can not access it for you though, and if you can‘t get to the form you started my link will make you start a new form. It is up to you if you track monthly with the form or just fill it out at the end of the year. ⬇️ 2w
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Soubhiville I won‘t be looking at it until January of 2025.

Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google form:

https://forms.gle/r6EydHX3GmrfYenA8

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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TheSpineView I'm thinking about Ride Like Hell since it is about horse racing. 2w
vonnie862 I've been bad this past month. Fingers crossed that I can do some reading this month! 2w
BarkingMadRead Blacktop Wasteland 2w
peanutnine I'm gonna try Razorblade Tears 2w
Laughterhp His books seem a bit dark and gory, so I‘m going to try All the Sinners Bleed. 2w
Bookzombie I think I‘m going to start with the tagged. I have been waiting to pick up Cosby for #aam so I hope to read/ listen to more than one. 🤞🏻 2w
Julsmarshall I think I‘m going to have to skip this month as I‘ve read all of his books. He is a favorite of mine! 2w
AmyG I am reading Blacktop Wasteland. Been saving it for AAM. He has become a favorite of mine. 2w
CatLass007 Razorblade Tears, My Darkest Prayer, and Brokedown Prophets. I‘m hoping I get to them all. 2w
Bklover I‘m going to read All the Sinners Bleed. 2w
gossamerchild I'm also gonna read Razorblade Tears. 2w
dabbe @Julsmarshall Which would you recommend as a first read? I've never read him before. 🤗 2w
Yenya1954 I read Razorblade Tears. I enjoyed this book. He‘s a good author. 2w
Caryl I plan to read Razorblade Tears and discuss it with my mother-in-law, who recommended it to me. 💖 1w
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Spinners | Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
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My list is ready for June‘s #Bookspin! We‘ll see what @TheAromaofBooks pulls on the 2nd. I‘ll definitely be reading 15 for #camplitsy, and 4, 5, and 19 for bookclubs. So 🤞 at least one of those gets pulled!
📚📚📚‼️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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A few years ago my bookclub read Good Talk by Mira Jacob. I loved it so much that I ordered her novel, which then spent years on my bookshelf.

What a wonderful story. It‘s about a South Indian family living in Albuquerque. It moves from past to present and back, with a lot of focus on Amina and her father, who has a mysterious illness. The intricacies of love and different ways of expressing it, and the wedges grief can create. It‘s 5⭐️ for me.

Soubhiville Good evening from Venkman, covered in a fleece blanket even when it‘s 80 degrees out. 2w
marleed Oh, I love it when I discover a 5⭐️ read has been waiting patiently on my shelves for years. I don‘t even mind that it took me so long to read because obviously right now was the perfect time! And Venkman 😻😻 2w
KadaGul Venkman you are adorable and sweet .🐈😻😽🫶#Petslife 2w
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ErikasMindfulShelf I need to read this. It‘s been on my shelf for soooo long. 2w
dabbe Venkman knows how to do things right. 🖤🐾🖤 2w
ShelleyBooksie Venkman ♡ 2w
Yenya1954 I need to put this on my list. It sounds like one I would enjoy reading. 2w
Soubhiville @Yenya1954 I have no idea if it got an audiobook, I don‘t think it‘s very well known. If you can‘t get it through the library let me know and I can send it to you… or maybe give it to you in person if you do get to come visit this summer. 2w
Hooked_on_books I just dropped a small box at the post office for your birthday, which should arrive to you on Monday. The contents are wrapped. Your books will be coming to your straight from Allstora in 2 boxes (one has shipped and is in PA, so I don‘t think it‘ll take long, the other hasn‘t shipped yet) and those contents are not wrapped, so open when you see fit! 2w
Soubhiville Aw thanks Holly! I‘ll let you know as things arrive. @Hooked_on_books 😁🩷 2w
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Hello #AuthorAMonth Readers! We have one more week with Emily St John Mandel. 😁📚🩷

June brings us SA Cosby. You may want to find him on your shelves or put in your orders or library holds now.

Happy Reading!

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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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I really liked this. I knew very little about Puerto Rican politics or history, so if what is in here is accurate I learned some things.

I liked that most of this is from Olga‘s POV, but we also get glimpses in the minds of her brother, boyfriend, and the letters from her Mom.

Definitely lookup CW if needed.

This is Sietje‘s pouty “can we walk now?” Face.

Kerrbearlib Stacked! Sietje is adorable ❤️ 3w
dabbe “C'mon, Mom, let's go!“ In 🐾 love, Sietje. 3w
ShelleyBooksie OMG - that face ♡♡♡♡ 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐾❤️🐾 3w
KadaGul Sietje is adorable 🐕and aging gracefully. She must have led a life of long naps 😴 , a belly full of food 🥩 , and treats 🍗 . #Petslife🐕🐶 (edited) 3w
MrsMalaprop I picked up a second hand copy of this one recently ☺️. 3w
Hooked_on_books I liked this, too, and her second one as well. I also heard her on a podcast and she‘s delightful! 3w
UwannaPublishme 🐶❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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Thanks for the surprise bookmail @Jas16 ! Both of these have been on my TBR wishlist for quite some time, and I look forward to enjoying them. I hope all is well with you! 📚🩷

LeahBergen Ooo, that‘s a first edition of O, Caledonia! It‘s worth some money now. 👏👏 3w
Soubhiville @LeahBergen oh neat! I never think to look at editions… 3w
LeahBergen I have this edition and tried to buy another one for a friend, so I know. 😆 3w
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CBee O, Caledonia is wonderful ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
Jas16 Wow! That took no time to make it across country! Random package for sure but I always like having a few shorter reads on hand. 3w
vivastory I have never seen that cover of O Caledonia before! 3w
JuniperWilde I love the Summer Book 3w
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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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Venkman wouldn‘t even open his eyes when I disturbed him 😸.

While I think her adult queer romances are better, that‘s not quite fair since I‘m way beyond target audience for this YA. I still enjoyed this though. The almost scavenger hunt-like feeling of the letters was fun, and I thought the ending was strong. Great representation of diversity in the characters. A soft pick.

RaeLovesToRead Aww, Venkman you sweetie 🥰🥰 4w
Leftcoastzen 😹 4w
dabbe #velvetyvenkman 🖤🐾🖤 4w
ShelleyBooksie Venkman ♡♡♡ 4w
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Side eye from Igor who does not appreciate being woken up for photos. 😸

Sarah Gailey continues to impress me with her genre jumping! This one is a magical PI detective story. The PI, Ivy Gamble, is non-magical, while her twin Tabitha has magic. A teacher at the school where Tabitha teaches dies in the library, and Ivy is hired to investigate.

I thought this was really good. I think I only have one left to read by SG.

RaeLovesToRead Morning, Igor, you cutie! 😘 4w
Leftcoastzen So cute 😻 4w
LiteraryinLawrence This wasn‘t on my radar but your review makes me think I‘d like it! Thanks! 4w
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dabbe #intriguingigor 🖤🐾🖤 4w
ShelleyBooksie Igor ♡♡ 4w
Hooked_on_books Love Gailey! This was my first of their books and I‘ve been hooked since. 3w
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Nora Webster | Colm Toibin
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This was recommended at a bookclub about 6 years ago, and I‘ve finally gotten to it. It‘s my first by Toibin, and won‘t be my last.

Nora‘s husband has passed away, leaving her with 4 children in Ireland in the 60‘s. She is reeling in grief and realizing that she‘s going to have to make some big changes to get by. A beautifully written story of loss and recovery, slow moving but touching.

vlwelser He'd be a good author a month choice. 1mo
BarbaraBB This is my favorite Toibin so far! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I really need to read him. 1mo
sarahbarnes Echoing @Hooked_on_books - I really need to read something of his. 1mo
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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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I liked the parts of this that were memoir of Helen‘s life, her childhood and love for her dad, her fascination with hawking from a young age, and her experience raising and working with goshawk Mable.

As other reviews have said, I could have done without most of the parts about TH White. I ended up skimming a lot of that, and don‘t think the book needed that much info about him.

I am interested in her other books.

Good morning from Sietje 🙂🐕

KathyWheeler Yeah — there was way too much about T H White in this book. Otherwise, I thought it was really good. 1mo
dabbe #sweetestsietje 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
Hooked_on_books I have this one but haven‘t been inspired to pick it up yet. Sietje is so cute! 1mo
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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Not only was this a great story, look how beautiful the cover under the dust jacket and the end papers are!

This is a modern fairytale, not a retelling but Kingfisher‘s own creation. Characters I couldn‘t help rooting for, including a dog that the main character Marra crafted from bones and wire. I loved that there were also chickens who played a part!

The mark of a great story is when I can‘t stop thinking about it when I have to step away. 💚

Yenya1954 I‘ve got this on my hold list at the library. It sounds charming 1mo
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I really enjoyed this audiobook, but I do kind of wish I‘d gotten it in print, because there are puzzles in it! The audio version does its best to alter them, but without seeing them I couldn‘t attempt to solve them.

This story is delightful, on dual timelines. The first is the creation of the Fellowship, a club for puzzle creators and solvers. The second is after the founder‘s passing, as her adopted son solves the puzzle she left him. 🩷🧩

wanderinglynn Ooh, I definitely need to pick this one up! 💚🧩 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading Good to know! I‘ve been planning to get this one and I was sure I was going to get it on audio just for the accents but now I know to get the paper instead. Thanks!! 1mo
Laughterhp Oh that‘s good to know! I think I have this on hold as an audiobook. 1mo
Soubhiville @Laughterhp @Prairiegirl_reading The audio is very good, but if you‘d prefer to see the puzzles… I still loved it. 1mo
Erinreadsthebooks This is one that didn‘t survive my last reading slump. Hopefully, I‘ll come back to it when it‘s a better fit. 1mo
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North Woods | Daniel Mason
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I loved this! @AmyG perfect pick for me. How interesting that a book that‘s about a place and not a plot can be so affecting. Does it help to have grown up in a New England setting not all that different than this remote Massachusetts orchard? Maybe.

It‘s not a book I would recommend to everyone, but for those who love nature and see lasting marks left by each settler‘s choices on a property, and to be surprised by bittersweet beauty, try this.

AmyG I was vaguely familiar with the setting and I feel it helped me picture everything in my mind. I am so happy you loved this one. 1mo
Tamra Me too. 💚 1mo
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Yenya1954 I‘ve placed a hold at my library. 1mo
UwannaPublishme Sietje is the cutest! ❤️ 1mo
Hooked_on_books I loved this, too, and I really resisted it initially. I‘m so glad I ended up reading it! 1mo
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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The #bookspin draws were completely in my favor this month, as my bookclub‘s topic is Hocus Pocus and these two fit perfectly! Thank you @TheAromaofBooks 🙂📚🩷 I hope I can start them in the next couple days.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 1mo
TieDyeDude I bought Magic for Liars when it came out, but I haven't gotten around to reading it. It might need to be added to my bookspin list 😅 1mo
BookmarkTavern I loved both these books! 💕💕 1mo
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Haven | Emma Donoghue
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I did a good job at reading my own books this month! Just two from the library, the rest all came off my TBR.

Haven was the best of the month, but I also really liked My Year of Meats, Sea of Tranquility, We Carry Their Bones, and What Strange Paradise. I think they were all picks but one. (Sad Janet)

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Welcome to May #AuthorAMonth readers! Time to pull out our Emily St John Mandel books. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you! ⬇️

Soubhiville There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year:

-There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing your Google form each month or at the end of the year. (This prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.) ⬇️
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Soubhiville -There will be one prize randomly chosen from the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club.

-There will also be one or more random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year. ⬇️
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Soubhiville Once you start your Google form you will get an email confirmation. Hold on to that email, it gives you access to edit the form. You should also be able to access it through your Google Drive. I can not access it for you though, and if you can‘t get to the form you started my link will make you start a new form. It is up to you if you track monthly with the form or just fill it out at the end of the year.⬇️ 1mo
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Soubhiville I won‘t be looking at it until January of 2025.

Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google form: https://forms.gle/r6EydHX3GmrfYenA8

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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Soubhiville If you haven‘t read anything by her before I highly recommend both Station Eleven and Sea of Tranquility. 🙂📚🩷 1mo
Sace Could you add me to the tag list? Please? And thanks! (edited) 1mo
peanutnine I plan to read Sea of Tranquility and reread Station Eleven if I have time. I'd like to watch the mini series and compare 1mo
Jess I wish I could have my brain scrubbed so I could read Station Eleven again for the first time but since that isn‘t possible, I‘ll be reading her backlist. 1mo
BarkingMadRead I‘m residing Station 11 1mo
CatLass007 As it so happens, I am planning to listen to the audio versions of Sea of Tranquility and Station Eleven. 1mo
Morr_Books The Glass Hotel and/or Last Night in Montreal 1mo
AvidReader25 I love this author so much and have read and reread most of her work! I‘ve been meaning to check out The Last Night in Montreal and this might be the perfect time. 1mo
Karisimo I‘ve read all her recent work, so I‘m planning on 1mo
Soubhiville @Sace you are added! 🙂📚 1mo
Soubhiville @CatLass007 I‘m excited for you! 1mo
Allylu I‘m also planning to read 1mo
Caryl Station Eleven is one of my favorite books. I‘m looking forward to this challenge and reading 1mo
Deblovestoread Wish she had a new book out! Been slowly working on her back list so will be reading this one 1mo
gossamerchild I love ESM! I'm excited for this one as it gives me a reason to finally pick up 1mo
dabbe @gossamerchild Exactly the same for me! I've had SEA on my Kindle for a while, and now I'll finally get to read it! 🤩 1mo
IndoorDame I started The Glass Hotel, but wasn‘t feeling super drawn in so Ive decided to reread Station Eleven because Ive been wanting to watch the miniseries, and maybe it‘ll get me excited to read one of the others tangentially in that universe. 1mo
tpixie @Soubhiville ah ha!!! I‘m going to finally get Station Eleven off my bookshelf!!! (edited) 1mo
Soubhiville @tpixie yay! I hope you love it. 1mo
BookWrym This looks like a good point for me to finally get Station Eleven of the TBR pile 1mo
tpixie @Soubhiville oh my!! It was a present I received for Litsy Christmas book swap in 2017!!! And I‘ve been wanting to read it since before I got it - how did it get pushed back so far?!! 1mo
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Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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I think this might have been on a Book Riot cozy list? Not sure, but that may be how it ended up on my TBR.

I enjoyed it. It‘s a middle grade mystery with stories within the story, an inn for smugglers, a role playing game, and lots of snow and hot chocolate. Light and fun, it would be a good palate cleanser.

Soubhiville @Aimeesue a sequel?! Well sort of, same world but it stands alone. I‘m in! Thanks for mentioning this! 1mo
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Spinners | Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
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My May #bookspin list 🙂📚🩷. I wonder what @TheAromaofBooks will draw for us this month?

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I was skeptical going in, as time travel isn‘t a theme I usually enjoy, but this surprised me. I really liked it.

There are quite a few characters and obviously it shifts through many timelines. I didn‘t see where it was going and loved the ending. 👍

Kenyazero Glad you gave it a chance even though you don't love this trope. It leaves room for surprises! 2mo
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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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While there were several instances in which I found it a bit hard to suspend my disbelief, I thought this was a good mystery and family drama. It‘s dark, a main theme being drug use and the deaths that causes in an indigenous community. But the main character is great and overall I liked the story.

This is Sietje‘s “do we have to go to work today?” face. And unfortunately, yeah we do.

wanderinglynn That face! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
UwannaPublishme Such a cutie! ❤️ 1mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Only a week left in April #AuthorAMonth readers! I hope your time with Ruth Ozeki has been good so far.

May‘s author is Emily St John Mandel. Time to find her on your shelf or put in your holds or orders!
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vonnie862 I only read one book but highly enjoyed it! She's going to be a repeat author for me. 2mo
DHill Looking forward to a month with one of my favorite authors. I‘ll be reading Last Night in Montreal in print and rereading (audio this time) Sea of Tranquility. 2mo
CatLass007 I haven‘t read any Emily St. John Mandel yet, but I‘ve been wanting to for years. Where to start?! 2mo
thegreensofa I‘m going to read her debut 2mo
Melismatic Torn between a few titles but dependent on book forecast and library holds but for now I‘m starting with 1mo
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The Bees Knees | Steve Coleman
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If you ever find yourself in Hendersonville NC, there is an adorable tea room called Book and Bee. This is the entrance. It‘s beautiful inside and the food was very good. We just had lunch, as you have to make a reservation for tea service. We‘ve made plans to go back for the full experience for my birthday in June 🙂🩷☕️.

Bookwormjillk Wow! Next time I‘m in Asheville I will definitely have to make a side trip! 2mo
wanderinglynn How fun! 2mo
kezzlou85 Oh that's so pretty. 2mo
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Tamra Adorable! 2mo
Gissy 😍📚☕️🥋 2mo
Centique Oh that is just so sweet! 😍 2mo
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Let's Go Camping! | Jan Mader
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I am amazed at all of the nominations for #camplitsy this year. This was a really tough decision, and there are so many more I‘m just as interested in reading. But after spending an enjoyable afternoon reading as many blurbs as I could, I wound up voting for these 6. I wonder if any of them will wind up on our camp roster. We‘ll see!

Thank you so much to our hardworking hosts!

Bookwormjillk I have high hopes for Bear! 2mo
Soubhiville @Bookwormjillk me too, Disappearing Earth was just so good. 2mo
Megabooks I‘m hoping to see Phillips at Parnassus in July! Nice choices. Thanks for voting! 2mo
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JamieArc Bear feels likely to make the list. It got one of my votes too! 2mo
BarbaraBB Great choices. I want to read Bear too. And Plaka! And A Woman of Pleasure and The Alternatives! (edited) 2mo
Caroline2 Great choices! I want to read Bear too. 😃 2mo
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Sad Janet: A Novel | Lucie Britsch
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Meh. I didn‘t love this.

It‘s about a woman who has depression and her family and boyfriend urge her constantly to get on meds. She, however, likes herself how she is and would like to be left alone.

I thought about bailing several times, and don‘t feel like I would have missed out if I had. Maybe better for someone who can relate to Janet more?

Cute dog on the cover is the best part for me.

dabbe Cute cat is cuter! 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😻he looks so wise! 2mo
Sace I‘m a fan of the cat! 2mo
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My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel | Alexander McCall Smith
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A funny light read about a food writer who goes to Italy and the comedy of errors that ensue.

This is a light pick for me. It was a fast read and enjoyable, but not as good for me as AMS‘s Mma Romatswe books.

Yes he does end up having to rent a bulldozer to drive across Tuscany because there is a mishap with his car rental.

Yenya1954 This sounds like a fun book to read 2mo
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Haven | Emma Donoghue
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We just got home from our walk and Sietje is out cold!

This got some mixed reviews, but I love ED, so I had high hopes and wasn‘t disappointed! It‘s historical fiction and while it‘s about 3 monks who sail off the coast of Ireland to find a small island to live in seclusion on, the star for me was the natural setting and Trian and Cormac‘s spirits. Artt on the other hand can take his megalomania right to “the bad place.”

Beautifully written.

sarahbarnes I loved this one, too. 🩵 2mo
quietlycuriouskate And me! 2mo
AmyG How far did you walk? 🤣 (edited) 2mo
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dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
Soubhiville @AmyG around 2 miles, which is a little less than usual, but she loves her naps! 2mo
Tamra I loved it! 2mo
batsy I loved it, too. 2mo
kspenmoll I am sold. Stacked for library hunt! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I really liked this one. And Greta used to do the same thing with her head hanging off the side of the bed. Don‘t dogs know how to use dog beds? 😂 2mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books Isn‘t it funny? She seems to always start all the way on the bed, then at some point stretches her front half or at least her head onto the floor. 2mo
Yenya1954 I‘ve borrowed this from the library to read. It sounds like a winner. 2mo
jlhammar Loved this book! 2mo
Yenya1954 I just started it today. 🙂 2mo
Soubhiville @Yenya1954 I hope you‘ll like it. 2mo
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Afterlife | Julia Alvarez
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This was my first Julia Alvarez, probably picked up partially for its Vermont setting.

Antonia is grieving the loss of her husband Sam and adapting to life alone on her VT property without him. She still thinks of him while gardening, harvesting “Sam‘s potatoes” even though she planted this crop herself.

She has three sisters, “the sisterhood”, and their relationships are complicated. I enjoyed the dynamic.

You may want to check warnings…

batsy 🐶😍 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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I definitely recommend reading this one instead of listening to it! There are a lot of characters and time changes, and with the audio I was lost. But there is a family chart with time periods at the beginning, and that made it much easier to follow.

I loved the way this wrapped up. It focuses on many generations of daughters, all starting with Afong Moy. It explores generational trauma and mother daughter relationships.

Venkman says hi!

ChaoticMissAdventures Handsome gentlemen really selling the book!! 2mo
rubyslippersreads Nicky & Sadie send their regards to Venkman. 😺 2mo
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AmyG Oooo what a cute photo! ❤️ 2mo
FlowerFairy What a cutie!!! 2mo
Bookwormjillk Love this pic! 2mo
dabbe Those eyes just pierce my heart! 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
Yenya1954 Venkman is a sweet boy & a good reading partner ❤️ 2mo
UwannaPublishme Best photo ever! 😻 2mo
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The Dozier School for Boys was essentially a juvenile detention center in Florida‘s panhandle. It ran from 1900 to 2011. During that time many boys were buried on site on Boot Hill in unmarked graves. Many died of mysterious circumstances. Boys who were released from the school reported abuse and neglect, yet the school kept operating.

The author is a forensic anthropologist asked by families to find the truth and get their boys‘ remains home.

Soubhiville I first heard of Dozier School in 2mo
Bookbuyingaddict Yes I read about this in the nickel boys I was horrified 😱and I believe none of the men who ran it were ever brought to justice ? The died of old age I believe , comfortably in their own beds 🛏️ so with any luck they are forever burning in hell for what they did to those poor babies 2mo
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AmyG Oh right…I thought it was from The Nickel Boys. 2mo
Hooked_on_books I thought this book was really good. I was appalled at the amount of pushback they faced in trying to do their work. 2mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I agree, it was so frustrating hearing about all the local officials blocking their attempts to investigate. 2mo
Soubhiville @Bookbuyingaddict You are correct, the perpetrators were I believe all dead before the dig began. There had been a previous investigation by the state, but they said there wasn‘t enough evidence and dropped it. 2mo
Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks this was my April #bookspin! 🙂📚 I started my DS this afternoon. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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A story of being an accidental refugee on an unnamed island. It was a fresh perspective for me.

Amir followed his uncle onto a boat. At 9 yrs old, he believed that they were going sight seeing. His uncle didn‘t know he was being followed as he boarded, trying to escape poverty and get to “the western world.”

Vanna helps a shipwrecked refugee child escape from authorities when she sees him running out of the woods by her home.

👍👍

TheIntrovertedDodoBird Omg! I love your cat 😍. 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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Thanks #AuthorAMonth readers for voting for Ruth Ozeki! This is the first I‘ve read of hers and it will not be my last. I loved it! And it‘s her debut, impressive.

There are a lot of topics addressed but the things I loved were Jane the documentary director‘s undermining of her racist, misogynistic boss and the dark look at the meat industry. I‘m glad I don‘t eat meat!

Lots of content warnings, look them up if needed.

Soubhiville Sietje would like me to put down the book and take her for a walk. Which I did right after taking this photo. 🐕 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
Megabooks I need to read this one!! Great review! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Sietje is the cutest! ❤️ 2mo
Suet624 I‘ve had this on my shelf forever - just can‘t seem to pick it up. 2mo
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#Bookspin has spoken, and these are the two I‘ll be reading in addition to my bookclub and #authoramonth books for April. Thanks @TheAromaofBooks ! I‘m looking forward to both, even though they are both bound to be sad.😔📚🥰

TheAromaofBooks I'm not sure if my usual “Yay! Enjoy!“ is entirely appropriate 😂 But I do hope you enjoy them nonetheless haha 2mo
Megabooks I loved Sad Janet! I hope you like it too. 2mo
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My March reading wrap up. I really enjoyed all of these, so picking a best of the month was almost a dice roll. The other 2 that I might have chosen are Moon of the Turning Leaves and Gory Details.

AmyG Oooo an illistrated Hidden Life of Trees. 2mo
Aimeesue Conjure Women was so well done! 2mo
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Darius is the best book about adolescent depression I think I‘ve ever read. I loved his family, and felt for him as he met his family in Iran for the first time. His feelings of not fitting in, of feeling like an “other”, were relatable. I‘d definitely recommend this to any teens, but especially to anyone struggling with mental health or who feel like having immigrant parents set them apart from peers.

Soubhiville @Yenya1954 I‘m putting this in a new stack to send to you. Eventually 🙂 2mo
Gissy I loved this book and there is a sequel. 2mo
Soubhiville @Gissy oh that‘s good to hear! I‘ll have to look it up 🙂 2mo
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dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
vivastory I read this over the weekend and thought it was fantastic 2mo
rwmg Having found my stash of genmaicha and the sequel being on my virtual TBR shelf, I decided to re-read it
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Suet624 I liked this one too. 2mo
Caryl I loved Darius. ❤️ Wonderful review! 2mo
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Moon of the Turning Leaves | Waubgeshig Rice
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This was a great follow up to Moon of the Crusted Snow. It‘s mostly a traveling story, as 6 members of the survivor‘s community strike out south east to see if they can find new grounds for their people. They are hoping to be able to return to the land their ancestors lived on; the land that had been taken from them by the white colonists.

The narrator isn‘t the best, he stumbles and loses his flow. But he is an own voice, which I appreciated. 🤩

Aimeesue Looking forward to this one! Thanks for the review! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I preordered this one and then all my library holds have gotten in the way. I can‘t wait to get to it! 2mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Welcome to April #AuthorAMonth readers! Time to pull out our Ruth Ozeki books. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you! ⬇️

Soubhiville There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year:

-There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing your Google form each month. (this prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.) ⬇️
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Soubhiville -There will be one prize randomly chosen from the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club.

-There will also be one or more random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year. ⬇️
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Soubhiville Once you start your Google form you will get an email confirmation. Hold on to that email, it gives you access to edit the form. You should also be able to access it through your Google Drive. I can not access it for you though, and if you can‘t get to the form you started my link will make you start a new form. ⬇️ 2mo
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Soubhiville It is up to you if you track monthly with the form or just fill it out at the end of the year. I won‘t be looking at it until January of 2025.

Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google form:⬇️
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Soubhiville As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading! 2mo
Soubhiville I‘ve started and so far like 2mo
Melismatic Just sent thru my form @Soubhiville but never received it to edit on my end like I did last year. Did u get from me? (Email is Leanna.Christiansen@gmail.com) 2mo
Soubhiville @Melismatic I‘m making myself a note to check on the form tomorrow when I‘m on my computer… maybe I didn‘t check the box to tell it to send an email. I‘ll get back to you on that! 2mo
Melismatic @Soubhiville ok 👍🏻 I‘ve had issues before this year with Google Forms so I figured I‘d ask 🤷🏻‍♀️😨 thanks! 2mo
BarkingMadRead A Tale for the Time Being 2mo
Bookzombie Most likely I‘m going to try 2mo
Bookwormjillk Looking forward to a new to me author. Not sure what I‘ll read yet. Need to see what the library has. 2mo
dabbe Thanks for hosting us again! 💚🩷💚 2mo
CBee @AmyG this was on my #auldlangspine list last year and I never got to it. I LOVED A Tale for the Time Being ♥️ 2mo
Gissy I will try. I know I read most of the books out of order but my goal is to read the books I own by that author but I‘m a slow reader🤷🏽‍♀️But this is a great opportunity, gives me motivation to read those books from my tbr📚😃Sorry for my chaotic reading system😳 2mo
AmyG @CBee do you have it? I can send this to you when I finish. (edited) 2mo
TheSpineView Ugh... I don't know. Sigh..😏🙄 2mo
CBee @AmyG I have it on Kindle! You‘re a sweetie ♥️ 2mo
Megabooks I picked this up last year at the used bookstore. Excited to finally read it! 2mo
dariazeoli The next book I start will be 2mo
Soubhiville @Melismatic my bad! I did not have it set up to send an email. You should be able to access it through your Google drive if you look at “recent”. If it isn‘t there for you please let me know. 2mo
DHill I will also be reading 2mo
Caryl I loved A Tale for the Time Being, and I‘ve wanted to read more Ozeki. I‘ll be reading 2mo
thegreensofa I‘m reading A Tale For The Time Being too. 2mo
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Spinners | Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
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It‘s always fun putting together my #Bookspin list for the month! What 2 will @TheAromaofBooks pull this time?

I will definitely be reading The Many Daughters of Afong Moy for bookclub and My Year of Meats for #AuthorAMoth. We‘ll see which of the others I‘ll get to!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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