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The Farm
The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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ThePinkMoose
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The book follows Jane, single mom, immigrant to America, and her struggle to provide for her family and live the American Dream. The characters of the book are incredible. They‘re well written and step out of the pages and seem real. The story and their struggles are also real. Their strength, through all the drama of the book, is empowering. Overall, The Farm was one of my most anticipated reads this year and did not disappoint.

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TheSpineView Welcome! 💜📚💜 1d
ThePinkMoose Thank you all! I‘m really loving it thus far. 1d
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳👏🏻 1d
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Addison_Reads
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Overall, I wasn't a big fan. The concept was interesting, the writing intriguing, but the characters fell flat. The author addresses many social issues in this book, and I appreciate that. In the end though, if I don't feel connected to the characters I get bored.

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bookandcat
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Spotted at the book tent while waiting in line to meet Jean Kwok (Searching for Sylvie Lee) - Joanne Ramos (The Farm) and Lauren Wilkinson (American Spy)! #morristownfestivalofbooks #mfob #mfob2019 #bookfestival

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ImperfectCJ
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No, not that kind of farm, although there are alpacas. Ramos offers an interesting portrayal of privilege (racial, economic, educational) within a system that sees women and women's bodies as commodities. I quite enjoyed this book even though it pissed me off. Especially Mae. It brought back the objectification and powerlessness I felt while pregnant, even as it highlighted just how relatively not-objectified and not-powerless I was.

marleed Great pic. I was a so-so on this one. I really liked the story but found the characters I engaging. Is it weird then that I want this adapted to screen? I just think with a little tweaking there‘d id like these women. 1mo
ImperfectCJ @marleed I could see this being really effective as a film. There's a lot a filmmaker could do with atmosphere/mood, I think. I connected fairly well to the main characters, I think. But at least two fell off the map, which I always find annoying, and some (Becca, Geri, Ethan) I kept mixing up or forgetting about. 1mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Why, yes! That is another book I've started that's not on my TBR!

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Blaire
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Mehso-so

A high end surrogacy home is the backdrop for an examination of how class/race/privilege play out among the pregnant hosts with each other and the wealthy clients paying for surrogates. I didn‘t feel as emotionally invested in any of the characters as I expected and felt they were used more as a way to explore the themes of exploitation and choice. Would make a good book club choice. Lots to discuss.

Rachel.Rencher I just now realized, after reading your blurb, that the cover has silhouettes of baby bumps. Never got that until now. 😂🤦‍♀️ 2mo
marleed I was a so-so on this as well because I just wasn‘t engaged in the characters. I keep thinking if it is adapted to screen writers would take care of that and it would very interesting. 2mo
Blaire @Rachel.Rencher I didn‘t realize it either the first many times I saw it. Then I had an aha moment. And a 🤦‍♀️. 2mo
Blaire @marleed agree. I think I could have really cared about Ate, Jane, and Reagan but somehow they didn‘t come across as fully developed. 2mo
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Caroline2
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I loved this! I would recommend checking your expectations at the door; this isn‘t a dystopian novel. It‘s more Little Fires Everywhere than The Handmaid‘s Tale. But I found it fascinating! Interesting characters, loads of ethical issues raised (inequality, women‘s rights, race) but it never felt preachy! I was always just dying to know what happened next! 😲 👍
Thank you @TrishB for sending it to me! 😘 #litsypenpals

TrishB Glad you enjoyed it 👍🏻 I really liked it too. 2mo
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Caroline2
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With both kids finalllly in school today, I treated myself to a cheeky Starbucks! And I am loving this book! 😯

Cinfhen I liked this one a lot too!! 2mo
TrishB Enjoy ❤️ 2mo
Caroline2 @Cinfhen it‘s brilliant isn‘t it. I‘ve nearly finished and I can‘t wait to see how it ends....! 👏 2mo
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Caroline2 @TrishB Thanks Trish, it is soo good!! 💖 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts on the ending 😜 2mo
Caroline2 @Cinfhen ohhhhh....😯 2mo
Cinfhen 🤐 2mo
8little_paws my book club is reading it for October which is wild because I'm actually having a baby and due in December so I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing how I react to it! 2mo
Caroline2 @Cinfhen finished....I actually really liked the ending! A bit abrupt but then I always think it‘s a sign of a good book when it leaves you wanting more...! 👍 2mo
Cinfhen I thought the author took the easy way out / it all ended too neatly but I still enjoyed the book 2mo
Caroline2 @Cinfhen hmm, I know what you mean. I would have liked one more chapter on Reagan and Lisa at the end too. 2mo
Caroline2 @8little_paws it‘s a great book to read while you‘re pregnant. You‘re going to love it. 👍 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m surprised by the low ratings ~ I still thought it was really thought provoking 2mo
Caroline2 @Cinfhen I think the publisher has pitched it wrong. I‘ve read articles about it being a dystopian novel & it‘s under dystopian on Goodreads so I think people are expecting something different. 🤷‍♀️ a lot of the bad reviews say “disappointing”. 2mo
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bookandcat
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My husband had a men's sectional before the start of our choir practice so I'm enjoying the last day of summer by sitting outside the rehearsal space and reading 😁
This author is coming to Morristown Festival of Books (I'm attending on Oct 12) and it's really good so far!

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LaurenELovesToRead
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Best book I‘ve read so far. Tackles many issues and is written so well that you feel like you are watching a film, super visual. Discusses class, discusses what money can pay for, discusses rights to your own body. I love the multitude of perspectives and the ending made me tear up- perfect, as perfect as it could be considering the circumstances! Amazing writer, can‘t wait to see what Joanne does next.

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perfectlywinged
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I really enjoyed this look at the choices women of different backgrounds make; this novel follows a few women as they choose to be a paid "host" for wealthy families to have a baby.

It sounded like it would be more dystopian but it's definitely in the women's fiction category. There are a few heart pounding moments of drama at the end but overall it is focused on the inner lives of different women as they have other people's babies.

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Caroline2
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My September TBR pile! 😍

TrishB All great reads ♥️ 2mo
Tamra Setterfield & Barker! 💜 2mo
eraderneely I just finished The Farm. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 2mo
Caroline2 @eraderneely oh good to know! I‘m reading that one next once I‘ve finished my current book. 👍 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow I LOVED Once Upon A River!! 2mo
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eraderneely
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It was really strange to read this while breastfeeding a newborn!
This was a solid pick for me. I was expecting it to be solely about the commodification of pregnancy, but it asked a lot of good questions about how to act on privilege and how the best intentions can be really blind. I also liked that there weren‘t any answers (easy or otherwise) about how to live in the world with such income disparity.

TrishB Hope you and the little one are doing well 💜 2mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 2mo
eraderneely @TrishB we are doing well. And the kindle has been a great purchase! 2mo
TrishB Much easier to hold than a printed one! 2mo
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Hforrester12
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How much of your self will you sell?

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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

I like the concept of this book - privilege and use of immigrants and the poor to fill in for aspects of life the privileged don‘t want to deal with. But somehow the story never really hooked me. Maybe it was a bit too focused on issues not relevant to the story or trying too hard to be political. It was ok, but just didn‘t wow me. 3⭐️

marleed I felt the same way. If this were adapted I bet I‘d prefer the movie to the book. 2mo
TheLibrarian Great review! I felt the same way. 2mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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When people are desperate for money, they will do almost anything. Somehow a story about privilege, power, and money, as well as immigration and desperation. So human.

Cinfhen I really liked this book but the ending was disappointing 3mo
8little_paws This is my book club choice for October 3mo
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KathrynElise
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1. Done 👆🏼

2. We don‘t have a long weekend here, but my boring two-day weekend will consist of me running around trying to get things organized before my holiday in a couple of weeks 🏖

3. Ben & Jerry‘s choc-chip cookie dough and cotton candy ice cream flavours🍦

4. Nope. I was forced into piano lessons when I was younger and despised it because I wanted to learn guitar instead 🎸

5. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

#FriyayIntro

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Hforrester12
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Havent gotten physical books from the library in forever!

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Insightsintobooks
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The_Real_Nani Not cheap enough. Lol 3mo
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FreeReadAndWrite
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Mehso-so

A picture in the park from months ago of a book I'd had a bit more hope for. It gets so many Handsmaid's comparisons, but never really packed that suspenseful punch for me and left too much unanswered. Still, I would like to thank #NetGalley for the free copy in exchange for an honest review.

RaimeyGallant Good to know. 3mo
FreeReadAndWrite @RaimeyGallant yeah, there were even moments when I thought, "this is barely even dystopian ... it's just sort of society ??‍♀️" 3mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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No, not that kind of farm! Mixed reviews on this one but I‘m plugging along. #24b4monday

rather_be_reading ya and very slowwww 3mo
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Megabooks
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People are a$$holes. Noblesse oblige exists and is awesome. There‘s no such thing as a free lunch if you‘re poor or an immigrant. Rich people always get what they want, so why fight it.

I think these were the points of the book, but I‘m really not sure. Very poorly executed idea. Avoid!!

8little_paws My book club picked this for October which I'm not super jazzed about because I hadn't really wanted to read it, but hopefully we'll have fun discussing it!

At least we're reading Sing Unburied Sing in Sept and The Power in November!
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Megabooks @8little_paws there may be enough ideas to talk about here just not well executed ones. You may be able to squeak a good discussion out of it anyway! 3mo
Reviewsbylola This sounded promising but reviews have not been good so I‘m skipping. 3mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I am soooo glad I didn‘t spend money on it! 3mo
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Megabooks
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I bailed on the ebook because I thought I MIGHT enjoy it more on audio. I‘m a couple of narrator swaps past where I bailed, but I feel like this book is a lot of unrealized potential. The idea is solid, but there‘s something missing in the execution. Thoughts?? 🤔

Hestapleton That is EXACTLY how I felt out. You aren‘t missing anything if you bail. 3mo
Megabooks @Hestapleton Still undecided on the bail. I mean, the idea is really interesting to me, but the execution is just wrong. I can‘t even put my finger on why. The whole is less than the sum of its parts. 3mo
Hestapleton @Megabooks yeah it wasn‘t flushed out enough for me. I liked FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD much better. THE FARM had the potential, but just didn‘t deliver. 3mo
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Megabooks @Hestapleton I bailed on FHotLG during the BOTM challenge, but I‘ve thought about going back to it. Maybe pregnancy just doesn‘t interest me. I am #childfreebychoice 😉 3mo
OnlyYoo I don‘t think the story was anything super spectacular but it did leave me with some interesting thoughts. I never really thought about how easy is it to make a woman‘s body a commodity and the sort of loss of autonomy that comes with it. Specifically where they forced that one catholic girl to have an abortion even though it was against her religion because the client no longer wanted the baby. 3mo
Megabooks @OnlyYoo I had gotten to the part where they found the mosaic trisomy, but not the abortion. That makes me want to listen on. In part that I listened to this morning, they talked about this being an extension of wet nurses, which in a way, it is, but so, so much more invasive. That‘s why I found the idea so interesting. 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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Manoshgirl51
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Belletrist May Pick

This was a book I was excited to read, and it did not let me down one bit. From the first page, I got swept away in the world Joanne Ramos created I almost forgot I was in the real world. This will definitely make you think and question how surrogacy impacts not only the future parents, but the woman who is carrying their child. Seriously, READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!

Photo: Amazon

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ontheBL
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Joanne Ramos has quite a literary career ahead of her if The Farm is what she brings to the table with her debut novel. Golden Oaks is a place the extravagantly wealthy go to incubate their babies in Hosts, who are every color, background, ethnicity, and all in desperate need of money.

You can read the full review at https://onthebl.org/2019/08/13/the-farm/

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cj82487
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I'm enjoying listening to this while cleaning the house
#audiobook #currentlyreading

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candc320
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been on a real audiobook kick lately! Unfortunately this one was only okay. It was interesting seeing the characters morally try to grapple with their various parts in this odd (and pretty horrible) place where these (mostly) underprivileged women have babies for super rich people, all for a hopefully better future for their own families. That being said I didn‘t really like any of the characters or the ending. 🌟🌟🌟

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Hestapleton
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Mehso-so

Yeah this one was lackluster for me. I liked the premise a LOT and the middle was really strong. The beginning was a weak set up and the book seemed to abruptly end on a weird note. If you want pregnancy dystopia, go to FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD instead. #Netgalley book 1/12 for #bfcr3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ontheBL
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"As if being a good girl and being strong willed were in conflict."

britt_brooke Lovely photo! 4mo
ontheBL @britt_brooke Thank you! 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Beautiful ♥️ 4mo
ontheBL @Chelsea.Poole Thanks! 4mo
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Cinfhen
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#AyUpAugust This book has gotten lots of mixed reviews but I thought it was very thought provoking and a true page turner. Definitely would make for awesome bookclub discussion. The farm is an upscale facility, breeding #babies for the wealthiest clients in the world. My only complaint was a weak ending to a strong debut.

cj82487 I'm listening to this one right now and while I will admit it took me a minute to get into it, i find myself talking back to the narrator lol 4mo
squirrelbrain Sounds interesting! 😁 4mo
TrishB I thought it was a good debut 👍🏻 4mo
BarbaraBB I bought it because of your review! 4mo
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cj82487
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Enjoying listening to this while getting some housework done
#audiobook

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amyd2
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So excited to start reading this!!

FeministBookClub We just had the author on our podcast talking about this book! 4mo
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cathipink
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Mehso-so

This book didn't live up to the promise it had in my head - I wish it had been a little sharper. While I acknowledge that there aren't any known surrogate residential centers, would anyone be surprised to hear that one is operating right now in secret? I enjoyed hearing Jane and Reagan's stories, but felt like the author did them both a little dirty in the end.

The_Real_Nani Same. It seemed to strive for depth but missed the mark. 4mo
cathipink @The_Real_Nani I think the 'set in the not-so-distant future' classification had me primed for a more dystopian take? The one part that did land for me was Mae's observance of how catering to rich people will never be automated, and her falling into that same audience as well - nevermind that the employees are treated like machines. 4mo
FeministBookClub I chatted with the author about the premise on our podcast. I think you‘d be interested in her perspective! 4mo
The_Real_Nani @cathipink It was being compared to The Handmaids Tale. Maybe in context but in writing quality? Nope. 4mo
The_Real_Nani Also I agree about rich ppl and automation 100% 4mo
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Moray_Reads
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Mehso-so

There are some really interesting thoughts about reproductive rights, the commodification of pregnancy and the exploitation of minorities here...and yet it didn't grip me. Each of the characters, Jane, Mae and Reagan, were interesting in their way but somehow not quite as fleshed out as I wanted. The abrupt end to the flow of the story, followed by the epilogue jarred and felt like an anti-climax. Deliberate, I think, but not quite effective

Megabooks I‘m going to try it as an audiobook because the print wasn‘t working for me. 4mo
Moray_Reads @Megabooks A decent narrator might make all the difference 4mo
Kalalalatja I have seen so many meh reviews, but the premise sounds so good! 4mo
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja it is. Somehow it just doesn't have the power you'd expect. There's definitely pacing issues 4mo
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MarthaG
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And so the #24in48Readathon ends. I did not complete The Farm, but I‘m halfway through and will finish it by tomorrow. I completed 3 great books and all but one were from the books I originally chose for the challenge. I love these Readathons and look forward to January.

Megabooks Congratulations!! 😁😁😎😎🥳🥳👍🏻👏🏻📚🎉🍾 4mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 4mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My first book completed in the #24in48 readathon. @24in48

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
FeministBookClub We had this author on our podcast! What‘d you think? 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @FeministBookClub It is good. I will need to listen to that podcast! 😉 4mo
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SarahHarts_books
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A nice night to sit outside and start a new book! 💖📚 🐶 #dogsoflitsy

Erofan ☕😍 4mo
sudi That mug is so cute 💜 4mo
JohannaRose I love your mug! Did you like this book? I've heard mixed reviews on it. 4mo
SarahHarts_books @JohannaRose I honestly couldn't get into it and bailed on it. Maybe I'll go back to it again sometime. But idk.... 4mo
JohannaRose @SarahHarts_books I‘ve heard a lot of people say the same thing! 4mo
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the-woman-who-read-everything
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Starting this one next!

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BookBumming
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“dystopian/sci-fi” in my opinion, is not truly an accurate genre for this read. The premise of this book is actually not so far fetched from reality. In fact, it seems downright probable and likely to be the norm. As a pregnant woman and mom of a two year old, a lot of the themes tugged at my heartstrings and played on my motherly emotions. It wasn‘t as shocking or bizarre as I thought it would be but it is worth the read!

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FeministBookClub
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New podcast episode!
Today we‘re chatting with Joanne Ramos, author of the new bestselling novel The Farm. This conversation flies by, touching on some important themes in her debut book including motherhood, race, gender, and privilege. Tune in on your favorite podcast app or stream directly from our website - feministbookclub.com/the-farm

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BookBumming
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Officially 31 weeks pregnant and doing some road trip reading. I‘ve got 50 pages left of The Farm by Joanne Ramos. Some parts have definitely resonated with me because I‘m a mother myself, AND I‘m currently carrying a child. Couldn‘t have picked this book up at a more perfect time in my life probably. Can‘t wait to see how it ends because believe me, the stakes are high right about now. 😬

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Lauredhel
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My library reserve came in! These #catsoflitsy are very cuddly and not enjoying midwinter, but it's good weather for curling up with a book.

Bklover Snuggly kitties!!!❤️❤️ 4mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱🐱 4mo
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BookBumming
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Friday is a perfect day to start a new read. I think I‘m ready to crack open this bizarre dystopian, The Farm by Joanne Ramos! It might be extra outlandish for me seeing as how I‘m currently a little less than 30 weeks pregnant myself.
🤰🏽💰🤱🏽😬
Of course it cuts off half the picture. LAME
If you have an Instagram you can follow me at BookBumming
Synopsis in comments.

BookBumming Nestled in New York‘s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you‘re paid big money to stay here—more than you‘ve ever dreamed of. The catch? 5mo
BookBumming For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else.

Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—or the Farm, as residents call it
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BookBumming But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she‘ll receive on the delivery of her child. 5mo
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BookBumming Gripping, provocative, heartbreaking, The Farm pushes to the extremes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love. 5mo
BookwormM Love the way you are colour coordinated with the cover and congratulations 5mo
BookBumming @BookwormM Thank you SOOOO much: I‘m very excited! 💕 5mo
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Lauren.Archer
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This is an interesting read, and I think this might a great one for book clubs as it will definitely serve for a good discussion. I think it worth the read, just to make you think. I believe I will be thinking about this for quite awhile, as it is memorable.

Thank you NetGalley and Random House for an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book, for an honest review.

Please check out my full review: https://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/06/28/the-farm/

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Megabooks
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This is a new in from library holds. 🥰🥰👍🏻 I have a few that are due before it, but I‘m excited about this, so I‘m starting it!!

For my dear friends who have been up with me all night, I got 2.5 hours sleep this morning, finally too interrupted by robo calls. F@&$ing robo calls. Why do my parents still have a landline?? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

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GidgetsTreasures75
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6-22-19: My 50th finished book of 2019! #thefarm 👍🏼📖#️⃣5️⃣0️⃣

Jeannineth I loved this story. It had The Help vibes to me. I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5mo
MrBook Wow!!! Congrats on all the reading! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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marleed
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I enjoy character engagement and this book wasn‘t written in a way that made me want to finish and realize an outcome for Jane. I just wanted to finish. That said, the premise was interesting. I think a movie adaptation might be better than the book as it could develop more compassionate characters.

I‘m between a so-so and a pick, so I‘ll go with a blurb and a quote!

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cookreadsleep
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Mehso-so

This book was fine. The characters were sort of there but not relatable or fleshed out. Their actions were sort of understandable. Some thought provoking considerations of pregnancy and surrogacy but i just never felt drawn into the story enough to care.

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bookandbedandtea
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The story jumped around a little more than I liked and I didn't care for any of the characters. Still, this is a pick because it's given me a lot to think about. It's about who has power and who doesn't (hint: money = power). It's about maneuvering and manipulation and utterly unnecessary secrets. A lot of it infuriated me but it kept me reading.

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LMJenkins
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Next up for me.
I am also trying to continue with The Mars Room, but not loving it.

Rachel.Rencher I read all of The Mars Room, and it never picks up. 😕 5mo
BarbaraBB Neither did I. I hope this one will be better, I have it sitting on my shelves as well! 5mo
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