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untrlvdwrlds

untrlvdwrlds

Joined December 2016

reader, writer, wanderer
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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
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Gemina by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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The benefit to traveling home on Christmas Day...dedicated reading time for all the new books! #christmasgift #merrychristmas #homefortheholidays

swishandflick Great book! 2y
mr.xubb.khan 👌👌 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Second time checking this out of the library and now finally getting to read this saga. This is also me purposely trying to prolong the end of Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy. 📚 #currentread#love

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Among the Ruins | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Sunday morning ritual, reading in bed while my husband sleeps. So peaceful. ❤

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Making dinner (stir fry!), enjoying a glass of wine, and digging into my next book. #fridaynightfun

EvieBee Looks delicious! And that sauce looks 🌶 good! 2y
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Irresistible You | Kate Meader
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Everything I know about hockey I've learned from romance novels! 😆 Loved the start of Kate Meader's new series. Especially loved the male love interest. Probably a bit too perfect, but any guy who speaks French, loves his family, and plays hockey gets a pass in my book.

Jemgirl2014 I ❤❤❤Remy! 2y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Definite pick! ❤❤❤ I'm sad I waited so long to read it, but at the same time I'm already dreading the end of the trilogy. Forcing myself to linger and enjoy before I jump into the next book.

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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It's been a few months since I've been on Litsy because, life. In that time I gave up a serious addiction to Diet Coke, took a work/play trip to NOLA, got a promotion, bought a house and moved, and read 57 books. I've been waiting to dig into 👆 this for awhile. #currentread #probablyshouldhavereaditsooner #bookhangoverwaitingtohappen

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

It was a bit difficult to follow all the different view points at first, but eventually I figured everyone out. There was an intriguing mystery that I don't feel was completely delved into. Although I was engrossed until the end, overall I found this to be rather anticlimactic. I really didn't end up caring about who did it.

Reviewsbylola This one seems to get a good number of reviews all across the board. I'm interested to see what my own rating will be! 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 I felt that way about girl on a train, I was engrossed in it but then the end was just kinda meh. I'll be starting this one soon, so I'll see if I have the same reaction. 3y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Mehso-so

What?! 😞 Was completely engrossed in this until I got near the end. Wasn't quite able to suspend my disbelief.

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Spring break read at Pacific Beach in San Diego. Irrationally excited to read this book. I've been waiting for this particular moment. #springbreak #paradise #myhappyplace #currentread

Cinfhen Slightly jealous💜how was the book? (edited) 3y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Angie Thomas did a phenomenal job tackling extremely sensitive topics in this novel. Complex, insightful, honest, heartbreaking, and hopeful. Everyone should read this book. #mustread #couldhavereadanother400pages #allthestarrs

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I would really rather be finishing this amazing story, but instead I'm working. #currentread #idratherbereading

Reviewsbylola Story of my life. 3y
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Uncomfortable is how I would describe reading the entirety of this book. Wonderfully complex story told from multiple perspectives. You feel the gamut of emotions while reading and most of the time what you do feel is confusion at what you are feeling. All that being said, read this now.

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After a bout of the flu that knocked me down for days and both my mother and mother-in-law visiting at the same time, I'm finally able to pick up a new book to read. Glad this one finally came to me from my hold list at the library. #currentread #peaceandquiet #ifinallyfeelhumanagain

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I felt like the ending was a bit of a cop-out, but still loved this story. Looking forward to the movie now.

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Untitled | Unknown
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A natural disaster and romance...right up my alley! #readingnext

RadicalReader @untrlvdwrlds what is this book about? 3y
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Sigh. So far, living up to all the hype. 💕💕 #currentread

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Allegedly | Tiffany D Jackson
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Dark. Painful. Compelling. Disturbing. Shocking end. Definite must read.

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Allegedly | Tiffany D Jackson
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I apparently have an affinity for the letter A today. I guess I have my pick for the #litsyAtoZ challenge. #librarybookhaul #catsoflitsy #lunaphotobomb #letterA #myfirstnamestartswithanA 😂 📚💕

Ubookquitous I'm partway through 3y
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More weird than suspenseful. The story is told from the perspective of two women, then and now. I would consider both unreliable narrators (one more so than the other) and had difficulty distinguishing between the two. The ending was...disturbing, perhaps? I'm still puzzling out how I feel.

RadicalReader @untrlvdwrlds what did you like most about this read? 3y
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The Fate of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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I spent the majority of this book thinking "what?" or "seriously?"...and then it jumped the shark at about 80%. Deeply unsatisfying end to the series. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised given all the problems I've had with this series from the beginning. I held out hope though.

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The Fate of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Very convenient plot point that has driven me insane the entire time reading this series...because no one in their right mind would do that. It makes no sense. Unbelievable. #convenientforyourstory #currentread

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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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The humor in these books cracks me up. #currentread #lol #cantputdown

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Wow. This starts off slow, but once the action kicks off, it's a beautiful and incredible ride. #LitsyAtoZ #letterI

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I leave the room for one minute and she steals my book. Introducing Miss Luna Lovegood, aka Luna, bird whisperer extraordinaire, and apparently book stealer. #harrypotter #catsofLitsy #iwantmybookback

TheBookAddict 💕💕💕 3y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Ubookquitous Truth is the antithesis of "alternate facts" ? 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Drowning my sorrows in chocolate chip cookies and a new fun romance novel while watching my Packers lose. I'm so frustrated with this game, I broke my resolution not to not spend money on books this year. #booksmakeeverythingbetter

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Despite the myriad issues I had with this book, it kept me engaged until the end. I want to know what happens to the Tearling. That being said, I don't particularly like Kelsea. She thinks herself different and kind but actually is not. She frustrates me to end. I adore the rest of the cast of characters who do their best to keep Kelsea in line. We had more world building but holes remain and complicated issues are overly simplified.

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I'm experiencing a book hangover after reading Everything I Never Told You and Lucky Boy. I've picked up several books now and nothing has held my attention; worse the last one annoyed me too much half way through and I quit. Second time I'm attempting this one. #fridaynightread #bookhangovers 📚🤔

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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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I have no idea how I made it through high school and college without reading this. Reading it now for the #readharder challenge frequently banned or challenged book. #everyonehasreadthisbutme

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I needed an easy read after my two most recent books. This fit the bill. I've enjoyed every book in this hockey series. Sweet second chance romance and a fun cast of characters.

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Lucky Boy | Shanthi Sekaran
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Wow. My heart. This made me feel so means things, as the best books do. I don't have words for what this book did to me. This is a stark reminder there are no easy answers to some of the challenges we face in this world and life is not full of HEAs. But we can never show enough empathy and compassion to ourselves and for others.

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Hero | Donna Grant
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The description of this book was intriguing. I've had the ebook on hold with the library for ages so opened it as soon as I got it. But I just couldn't get into this, despite military romance being a definite go to for me. The premise is completely unrealistic and the language is just over the top flowery and sappy. I couldn't stop rolling my eyes. Sadly, I bailed at 25%.

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Beautiful writing. This pulls you in from the very first sentence. I was both fascinated by the family dynamics and angry at the same time. I found the characters to be rich and complex. Nothing is ever simple with families, but the parents were especially awful in this book. Their actions towards their children produced a visceral emotional response in me. There is hope at the end, but I still felt pained after finishing.

MrBook Ooh, wonderful review! 😊👍🏻 3y
DivineDiana I felt exactly the same. 3y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Among many things we're doing to today to celebrate our five year anniversary...a trip to the bookstore! He loves me.. 💕 #bookhaul #fiveyears

MrBook Beautiful! 3y
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I've heard so many good things about this one. Friday night reading. #currentread #LitsyAtoZ #letterE

MrBook Love this pic! 3y
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Compelling narrative, albeit unbalanced reporting. Brief research showed me the statistics have changed significantly in AZ since the publishing of this book in 2010, but immigration and the border between Mexico and the US continue to be central debate. And we still have a humanitarian and moral crisis on our hands and our national policy is ineffective and detrimental in many ways. This is a good introduction to the immigration crisis in AZ.

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So many reasons to read this right now. Holding back tears just reading the prologue. As a new resident of AZ and seeing as this is a central issue for our country, I'm determined to be more informed and do something. #readharder immigration narrative.

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Stunning. Kept me guessing until the very end, which doesn't happen very often for me with mysteries. I highly recommend this book. This is going on my favorite list for 2017.

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Chipotle for lunch and new book! Looking forward to reading this one. #readharder debut novel

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Mehso-so

I confess dystopia/survivalist/post-apocalyptic fiction is favorite. This was a natural nonfiction pick for me. I thought it was well researched, but rambling. He takes the entire book tell us the electric grid is susceptible to cyberattack and there is no plan for the aftermath. You are on your own. Like it's fiction counterparts it makes me want to go out and buy all the things to save myself. But this book wouldn't help you with that task.

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Those charged with restoring the nation after such an attack will have to come to terms with the notion that the Internet, among its many, many virtues, is also a weapon of mass destruction.

...we're all doomed.

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Growing up, I hated being called a feminist because it had such a negative connotation. These days I own that I am. That being said, I learned from this essay that I didn't acknowledge/see areas of my life where I allow gender stereotyping to prevail or didn't accept it as a social construct of gender. Thought provoking read. I must go watch the TEDx talk now.

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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Knowledge is power.

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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Powerful story, message about pluralism or lack of, and history repeating in this book. I devoured this mystery wrapped in a history lesson. Tough subject to tackle in fiction but I think it's done well. Looking forward to reading more about Esa and Rachel.

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The Queen of the Tearling | Johansen, Erika
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Flawed, but good. Extremely confusing world building or lack thereof. Overall, I thought Kelsea was strong female character but she had some horrible habits as well - focusing too much on looks and not taking the advice of people with far more experience than her. And I love books as much as Kelsea, but I'm fairly certain if my country where on the brink of war I wouldn't be spending my precious time copying books.

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I generally read anything Sarina Bowen; The Year We Fell Down is still one of my favorites. This one didn't excite me as much, but it was sweet. Leo was a sweetheart and Georgia was kick-ass. I didn't feel the heat in this one though.

MrBook Belatedly, welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay 😊👍🏻. 3y
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