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tholmz

Joined February 2016

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Interesting insight but felt outdated to me (sorry bell!!)

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Shit, Actually | Lindy West
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Laugh out loud as usual

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Eat A Peach: A Memoir | David Chang
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Pretty good but I am burnt out of service industry memoirs

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Truly devastating.

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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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Excellent, thoughtful, poignant.

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Red Pill | Hari Kunzru
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This book is a trip and Hari Kunzru is such a talented writer.

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Mating in Captivity | Esther Perel
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I really admire Esther Perel‘s realistic approach to relationships and human behavior.

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Mehso-so

Definitely not my usual read and I didn‘t love it but I‘m glad I read it because people often ask me if I have read any Jemisin. (I‘ve never been to New York so this was much less interesting to me than to someone from there I‘m sure!)

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Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir | Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
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Wow I LOVED this, and not just because I am a big Titanic person

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Deep Sea | Annika Thor
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I read this for the Book Riot challenge. It was enjoyable and sad but not my absolute favorite.

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Tough, sad, lovely.

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A great starter book for people who don‘t understand what my generation is up against, though it does read outdated already because of the pandemic. (Also I am quoted in the book!!)

BarbaraBB That is so cool! On what subject? 2y
tholmz @BarbaraBB Thank you!! On careers/student loan debt! 2y
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Well done and considerate.

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Exciting Times | Naoise Dolan
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To me, a book perfectly up my alley.

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Very good and fun

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I love this man and his big, brave heart. This was my 100th book this year!

britt_brooke Congrats on 100! That‘s awesome! 2y
tholmz @britt_brooke Thank you!!!!! ♥️ 2y
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The Shark Club | Ann Kidd Taylor
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I thought this was very cute and thoughtful! An enjoyable read, it took me just two days.

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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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I wanted to love this but it was really just okay. I did not enjoy the restaurant stuff (though it reminded me of Sweetbitter) but the main character‘s grief and mental health were very well written.

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A Burning: A novel | Megha Majumdar
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Sharp, nerve wracking, and quick.

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Really enjoyed this smart and impressive novel.

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Sisters | Daisy Johnson
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Wow wow wow. Fun and suspenseful!

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A Girl Is a Body of Water | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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Really excellent and interesting and strong.

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Breasts and Eggs | Mieko Kawakami
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Weird and thoughtful

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Listened to it and was entertaining enough! Not extremely memorable for me, but it was a nice listen.

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This re-read has helped me through this year. This one is a masterpiece. (And I donated a lot of money to trans organizations as I read through.)

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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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I wanted to read a spooky book during October for once and this one was fun!

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Mehso-so

Listened to this one and just felt okay about it. I‘m glad there‘s a popular memoir that highlights how difficult all of the systems are that are supposed to help people living below the poverty line, but I also didn‘t super enjoy her story. Couldn‘t help but wonder how different this story would be from a woman of color.

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This was, I think, the best book I‘ve ever read. What an absolutely incredible and epic piece of work. I would highly recommend everyone read this to learn so much more about the real lives of the great migration.

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Mehso-so

I listened to this and definitely spaced out at times, so I don‘t know if I can fairly say that I liked or didn‘t like it!

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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One of the best books I‘ve ever read.

PandaPanda Yes! Still think about this book years later! 2y
tholmz @PandaPanda definitely going to purchase and re-read! 2y
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Mehso-so

I liked some of this a lot, and didn‘t care for the rest! Though the subject matter is very important to me.

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A classic.

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Winter Counts: A Novel | David Heska Wanbli Weiden
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Really awesome to read contemporary fiction written by Native writers. This was captivating and exciting and brutal and very good!

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Everlasting Nora: A novel | Marie Miranda Cruz
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I read this for the Book Riot challenge and was surprised at how adult it felt for a novel meant for young kids. Good life lessons and a really detailed story.

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Listened to this one and thoroughly enjoyed Lowe‘s voice, literal and figurative. The history of psych drugs and lithium is fascinating and Lowe‘s personal story is too.

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Not Like the Movies | Kerry Winfrey
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This was so fun and a great escape from literally everything. I‘m Internet pals with the author so I‘m a bit biased but I think Kerry has a great grasp on romcoms and her books are cute and fun. And this was my 80th book this year!

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Fantastic reporting and very respectfully done. I loved finishing this and looking Nicole up to check on her — I had no idea she‘s an actress. 🥰

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Original, hilarious, heartbreaking.

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Song of a Captive Bird | Jasmin Darznik
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Haunting and fascinating. I am not sure I‘ve read something quite like this. Based on the life and poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad, this novel is semi-fictional but at its core, full of truth and history. I adored it and was heartbroken by it.

rockpools Apparently I stacked this 3 years ago! Bumping it up the TBR - thank you 😊 (edited) 2y
tholmz @rockpools oh yay!! 2y
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Captivating and nearly impossible to put down.

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This was absolutely phenomenal and one of the best written books I have read all year.

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I can‘t believe I‘m almost done with my Harry Potter re-read! Order of the Phoenix is officially my favorite of the series and this is my first ever copy. I lost the book jacket forever ago and it‘s tattooed with my mom‘s candle wax and I wouldn‘t ever trade it for a new one.

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Gorgeous.

SamAnne Yes. 2y
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Phenomenal.

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The Sport of Kings | C.E. Morgan
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This was my “doorstopper” choice based on the Book Riot Read Harder challenge. I know nothing of horses and horse racing but of course, this story is much bigger than that, (and I also did learn a lot about horses). Gorgeous writing and really tough to stomach at times.

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Pizza Girl: A Novel | Jean Kyoung Frazier
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This is such a good, messy story about “normal” every day people and how each of us deals with our internal struggles. And didn‘t make me want pizza, actually!

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Devotion: A Rat Story | Maile Meloy
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This was super short, extremely eerie, and very good.

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Thanks for the highlight, I might look into that short one 🙂📚 2y
tholmz @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira Enjoy! It‘s nice to have a creepy, short story in between longer reads 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I agree, I‘m on an over 1000 pages right now 😂 2y
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tholmz @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira Whew! I hope you‘re enjoying that!! 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @tholmz I am enjoying it, but I am also starting to feel like it‘s a never ending story 🤪 2y
tholmz @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira Did you finish the 1000+ yet? 😳 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @tholmz noooo, I have 28% left 🤣 2y
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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A re-read but it‘s been years. This story is so beautifully written and even more emotional than I remembered.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Seems like this is a divisive read according to some people I‘ve chatted with but I loved it.

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The most gorgeous one yet.