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whatkhrysreads

Joined July 2019

@whatkhrysreads on Bookstagram www.goodreads.com/KristieRaynerBrown
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Survival of the Thickest by Michelle Buteau
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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honore Fanonne Jeffers
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Sun Is Sky by Kate Morrison, Mayberry
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Yellow Crocus | Laila Ibrahim
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This was a really good book with my only criticism being that the ending was a bit too tidy. Otherwise it was a quick and intriguing read for me and I‘m interested to read the next two books in the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Vanishing Girls | Callie Browning
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3.5 ⭐️

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The Warmest December | Bernice L. McFadden
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A heart wrenching but very well written story. I believe this is my third book by this author and won‘t be my last.

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The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom
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This book ripped my heart to shreds! I honestly felt like I needed a hug throughout. The content is very heavy but it‘s a quick read as it is so very, very well written. Kudos to the author and ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me.

Nute All these years later this remains one of my most favorite stories! So happy to see that you enjoyed it.🤗 8mo
whatkhrysreads @Nute I did. Have you read the sequel? 8mo
Nute I did read the sequel. I didn‘t enjoy it as much as the first book. The author rose to the occasion…she is a fantastic storyteller and seems to do a great amount of research regarding the historical events and atmosphere, but the protagonist, I didn‘t really feel any empathy towards him. Have you read it? What did you think? 8mo
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Libertie: A Novel | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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This is a wonderful story of family, life, love and liberty although the book does not present any of these in a traditional or typical manner. This book grew on me once I passed the first chapter. As always there are characters to love, like and dislike but this is a good read that I recommend to all. Can be read for #readcaribbean month

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Home Is Not a Country | Safia Elhillo
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This book is written in verse and very well done. I love reading about other cultures and their experiences, so this was right up my alley.

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Black Buck | Mateo Askaripour
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This book was so good I couldn‘t put it down. Not sure why it‘s labeled as satire because these things happen daily in the corporate world. Well worth the read and I gave it 5 ⭐️.

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Yellow Wife: A Novel | Sadeqa Johnson
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Great story, very well written.

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The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good historical fiction novel. Like The Nightingale this book did not disappoint. Kristin Hannah breaks me every time 😭😭😭. I gave it 4.5 ⭐️

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I cried throughout and at the end of this book! If you want some good wholesome Christian fiction look no further. Not only is it a good story you get some good Bible studies thrown in. Highly recommend all Kim‘s work. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Sugar: A Novel | Bernice L. McFadden
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Well I wasn‘t expecting that ending! There were some parts that dragged but I gave this book 3.5 stars. Have you read it? If so have you also read the sequel? Let‘s discuss.

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The Life I'm In | Sharon G. Flake
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Early morning trip to the bookstore 😍

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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So this is happening for the first time as a buddy read with discussion at the end of the month. Have you read it, seen the movie or both and if so, in what order? I‘ve seen the movie and can‘t help but see it play in my head as I read although there are notable differences.

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What can I say about this book? I‘ve had it so long but never read it. I mean the pages were yellowing. When I started it moons ago a scene early on turned me off. Fast forward and my buddy reader selects the book and I have ZERO regrets, well maybe one.... that I took so long to pick it up again. Sad story, yet absolutely beautifully written. I‘ll never forget it or how it made me feel 5🌟 (read in 2020).

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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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Wow the twists and turns in this book were just ... shocking. Well crafted story, I guarantee you won‘t be able to put it down!

BeaG My bookclub read this one and I loved it. (edited) 2y
whatkhrysreads I can see interesting discussion for this one! Looking for similar recs if you have any. I need good page turners right now @BeaG 🤗 2y
BeaG @Khrysreads I loved His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie. 2y
whatkhrysreads @BeaG I started it last year but Libby snatched it back before I was done. Waiting on the hold to come through. 2y
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I don‘t have the appropriate words to describe how I feel about this book except that everyone should read it. There is much pain and yet great hope woven into one beautifully told story.

kspenmoll I feel the same. 2y
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When I first started reading this book in May I wasn‘t in the right space. My book buddy and I decided on this for our December read and WOW highly recommend. The dialect may be difficult at first but I encourage you to press through 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. Have you read it? Let me know your thoughts.

JoyBlue I was hesitant to read this, but I'm so glad I did! I had to get used to the dialect (I read with my ears), but quickly got the hang of it and found it lovely. Wow sums it up for me, too. 2y
whatkhrysreads Glad you enjoyed! 2y
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Hidden Blessings | Kim Cash Tate
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I‘m rereading the Promises of God series as Kim just released a new book! I needed a refresh on the characters, storylines etc. This story hit me hard, her writing is just impeccable and I‘ll never stop recommending her work. You may want to grab your Bible and a few tissues for this one 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step (16).

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The Black Kids | Christina Hammonds Reed
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Best friends are the people you laugh with as the world around you shakes (38).

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Ties That Tether | Jane Igharo
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Cute love story also addressing identity, culture within identity and family power struggles. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Started off slow, then the author brought the family drama! The last 90 pages were disconnected from the rest of the book in a way which was disappointing so I gave it three stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Boyfriend Project | Farrah Rochon
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Heart Bones | Colleen Hoover
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💜🧡💓 Second time Colleen Hoover has brought me out of a major reading slump after the deaths of loved ones. I love your words 💜🧡💓

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“I know now ... that love was a leap of faith, and that love was just a word until someone gave it a definition.” (176)

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“When you love someone nothing gets old” (87).

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Sitting outside for a minute with this.

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Clean Getaway | Nic Stone
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Just finished Clean Getaway. I thoroughly enjoyed it (although it is aimed at middle graders) & particularly loved the way historical facts and sights are woven into the story. 4.5 ⭐️ from me.

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Sulwe | Lupita Nyong'o
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Loved it and the illustrations were beautiful!

Nute It‘s a beautiful book! 2y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Stolen Daughter | ReShonda Tate Billingsley
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⭐️⭐️

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Assata: An Autobiography | Assata Shakur
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nute Deserves to be read my more people! 2y
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Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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This book took forever to get interesting & then it became utterly ridiculous & unbelievable. I only continued because I had the urge to know how it would end.

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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover

“A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter.” Ben to Fallon in November 9.

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Let Me Hear a Rhyme | Tiffany D. Jackson
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This weekend‘s read for book club next week.

jploves2read I just might make it my next read as well. 🙂 3y
whatkhrysreads Started off a little slow but getting better. 3y
rretzler Welcome to Litsy!📖 3y
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Lisa0223 I‘m still debating whether to read this or not. I purchased On the Come Up and didn‘t get past chapter 4. 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗🎈 3y
whatkhrysreads @Lisa0223 honestly see if you can borrow it from the library. It was just ok for me. I bought it based on loving her other books although I knew it was different genre. 3y
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Ethic 3 | Ashley Antoinette

“He was the type to take you on picnics and choose the book store for dates.” Morgan speaking of Bash in Ethic 3.

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Ethic 2 | Ashley Antoinette
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This whole series is emotional but Book 2 by far had me in my feels the most. Picked up Book 3 right away!

BookLitTiff I have yet to read Book 1. I have it on audio but didn‘t like the readers voice. I think I am going to pick up the book because I keep hearing great things. 3y
whatkhrysreads Did you read the prequel Moth to a Flame? 3y
BeaG @KrisBrown Moth to A Flame was my first read by Ashley Antoinette. 3y
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BeaG @BookLitTiff sometimes changing the speed of the reader helps when you don't like the voice of the narrator. I usually speed it up. LOL 3y
BookLitTiff Maybe I will try that 3y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3y
whatkhrysreads Thanks very much @Nute 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗📚 3y
whatkhrysreads Thank you both @SW-T and @Eggs 3y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
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