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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed | Lori Gottlieb
From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapists worldwhere her patients are looking for answers (and so is she). One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients livesa self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who cant stop hooking up with the wrong guysshe finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell: about desire and need, guilt and redemption, meaning and mortality, loneliness and love. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, pulling back the curtain on the therapeutic process and offering the rarest of gifts: an entertaining, illuminating, and quite possibly life-changing account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them. With humor and warmth, Gottlieb reveals the ultimate truth: we are all human, and we grow in connection with others.
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erickahhh
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Wow, I LOVED this book. I was on the fence about this one because I was uneasy about her potentially depicting her clients in a disrespectful light. Not only was I pleasantly surprised, I thoroughly enjoyed it! The characters in this book were developed so fully that there is a special place in my heart for every single one of them. I appreciated how honest and vulnerable the topics were, especially around loss, divorce, depression, and death.

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Cedar_and_Grapefruit
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This was a touching, tearful, and humorous read! If you want to know what your therapist thinks after your visit, this is a delightful snapshot of the real life of a mental health therapist.

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KaylaCostello
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An amazing book, caught myself rooting on the clients. Loved it.

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Kris10H
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This pseudo-memoir, written by a therapist about her own time in therapy, as well as her experiences as a therapist. There, say that 5 times, fast! I found this book to be incredibly insightful, philosophical, and almost like a form of therapy in its ability to force introspection. I LOVED it! ❤️

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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I LOVED this book!! The author is a therapist, and she shared stories of those she counsels as well as her own story of going to therapy. The stories are incredibly moving and heart-wrenching. This is a wonderful book to encourage self-reflection and gratefulness. I am excited to talk about it with my book club later this week!

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Susanita
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I have some kind of cold/allergy thing going on right now, so the box of tissues is really speaking to me!

Anyway, I tore through this book and found it very interesting. Lots of insight into the therapy process, poignant stories, and a rambling career path.

This was a #bookspin selection.

BkClubCare So good 7mo
TheAromaofBooks I've seen a lot of positive reviews for this one!! Hope your snuffles feel better soon!! 7mo
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Sempernox
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An eye-opening narrative of the therapeutic alliance. A therapist explains fundamental clinical therapeutic theory both from the perspective of the therapist and client. Why do we ultimately seek therapy, and how does the clinician help us find meaning?

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Deblovestoread
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April #Roll100 picks. I like that they are different genres.

Thanks @PuddleJumper for helping slay my kindle TBR. Now if I could quit buying more than I‘m reading. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

PuddleJumper Yay! Glad it is helping! 8mo
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cribeiro6
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Nikki_E
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Best book of March 2021. Love the book,love her podcast…and now there is a workbook to go with the book.

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Beatlefan129
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This book was a little bit all over the place for me. When the author was going back and forth between her personal story, her patient‘s stories, and descriptions of the tenets of therapy, I started to feel disconnected from her. It even seemed a bit self-indulgent at times. What really brought me back were her stories about her patients, especially the last few chapters. Maybe I would have edited or organized the book differently. 3.75/5 stars

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brittanybooks
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We all find ourselves saying it to friends and family at different times. Unfortunately, stigma around therapy and mental health (and financial burden) keep a lot of folks away. This is so helpful from both the therapist and patient side of things. #book38of2021 #memorialbookchallenge

allureofbeauty Such an amazing book. 12mo
brittanybooks @allureofbeauty I read it around the same time as Anxious People… and had a little trouble sorting out who was who… kind of a fun problem though 😂 12mo
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ElizaMarie
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Finished this one yesterday (it only took me so long because the physical dimensions of the book made it hard for laying in bed reading) Anyway I thoroughly enjoyed it!

@NovelNovember
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 13mo
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ElizaMarie
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Goals for: @NovelNovember @Andrew65

- Finish Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
- Start/Finish I is for Innocent
- Finish Undead and Unfinished

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 13mo
ElizaMarie @Andrew65 thanks for always hosting these!!! You are the best !!! 13mo
Andrew65 @ElizaMarie Thanks , I love hosting these. 13mo
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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is great if you‘re interested in psychology or just people in general! I loved it

fredthemoose I loved this one, too! 13mo
Crazeedi This was a good one 13mo
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ElizaMarie
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😤 😨 😵 🙃 😅

DaveGreen7777 😂🤣👏 13mo
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ElizaMarie
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I haven't forgotten this one. I just have a difficult time carrying this one around. I really really enjoy it so far! It's on my nightstand for my nightstand reading.

JuJuB judging me when I don't turn off the lights as early as he would like me to! #DogsOfListy

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ElizaMarie
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Participating in @Andrew65 's #AwesomeAugust :)

These are my goals:
1. Finish 2 Graphic Novels
2. Finish 1 audiobook
3. Read every day for at least 30 mins
4. Finish 1 physical book

slategreyskies Oh, I like these goals! You‘ve got this!! :) 1y
Andrew65 Good luck. 😊 1y
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bibliobliss

“John wants me to call my own therapist to discuss why my patient isn‘t happy with the therapy my therapist is doing with my patient‘s wife.”

Um, no.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

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bibliobliss

“It‘s impossible to grow without first becoming vulnerable.”

#currentlyreading #truth #bookblurbs #bookquotes

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bibliobliss
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“Men tend to be at a disadvantage here … Many men don‘t feel they have any other place to turn.”

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #life #nonfiction

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bibliobliss
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⬆️ one of the best books I have ever read ⬆️

#currentlyreading #memoir #psychology #emotions #life #love #nonfiction

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ElizaMarie
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sharread So true! 🤣❤👍 1y
AkashaVampie Haha yup 1y
Avanders 😂🙌🏽 1y
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ElizaMarie
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Started this one today while laying on the hammock (my husband surprised gifted me with a hammock a couple of days ago)! I am already loving it! Living my life right now one moment at a time, taking one step at a time. This really speaks to me! Thanks again @Avanders for the gift!

#SummerTBR #IPromiseToRead
@AkashaVampie

wanderinglynn I love reading in my hammock. So relaxing! 1y
BennettBookworm I relate to this message, too- thanks for the inspiration! 1y
ElizaMarie @BennettBookworm No problem! I think its very well needed to hear sometimes! 1y
ElizaMarie @wanderinglynn yes yes! I love it! 1y
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LaurenMags
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I loved this memoir about a therapist, her patients, and her own therapist. It made me laugh and it made me cry.

LaurenMags @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it is such a good book! I hope you enjoy it! If it wasn't a library book, I would send it to you! ❤ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaurenMags thank you!! I have soooo many to read that it causes me anxiety 🤣🤣 1y
LaurenMags @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know the feeling. 🤣 1y
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literateBee

Really enjoyed reading this.

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SarahKKillion
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Great book - highly recommend! Witty, Honest, Deep.

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Hilary427
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This book was so good, I made multiple marks in it in the sections I wanted to reread. I NEVER do that! Maybe it‘s just where I‘m at in my life right now, but I think everyone can get something out of this book!
⭐️:5/5

ShelleyBooksie Agreed! 2y
Scochrane26 It hit me at the right time, too. 2y
IuliaC This one is on my list too 2y
Messiejessie I loved this one too. One of my all time favourites 2y
Ingamama1033 I heard an interview with the author on the radio and thought I would give it a try. I was surprised by how great this book is. Great storytelling. 1y
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ruchigandhi22
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This book is a memoir by a therapist who herself goes through therapy. The book portrays her difficult times in her professional and her personal life.
It's a very very well written book. Not only is it funny but so insightful. I have never saved up so many quotes/lines from any other book. Each one will make you ponder
I would 100 percent recommend this book to everyone. The journey is incredible.

Viji I‘m listening to the audiobook. Will buy a physical copy for highlighting. 2y
ruchigandhi22 Oh you should definitely do that. The quotes are some of my favourites 14mo
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ke1lbe1l
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Note to self: re-read this book in 3 years and 5 years and 10 years. Having had a father who was raised by a Freudian psychoanalyst, and having lost my father 4 years ago, this book reminds me how much I miss having someone emotionally aware enough to ask the challenging questions that cause me to pause and reflect. At a minimum, therapy needs to be a destigmatized part of our routine care plans. Mental health is just as important as physical.

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she.hearts.horror
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This book was really thoughtful, engaging, reflective, and very helpful. I would highly recommend.

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Karmapen
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Oh how I loved this. An excellent explanation of what therapy is and how it works, while still being narratively driven and gripping and emotional. It made me want to try to see everyone in three dimensions, with flaws and good traits and the opportunity for change and growth.

Reggie I really liked this book but I had to stop reading at work during breaks because of all the crying. 2y
Karmapen @Reggie I was crying too!!!! 2y
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bibliobliss

The author talking about placing the sperm donor ("The One") in her online shopping cart makes me laugh and cringe at the same time ?? I'm sorry but I couldn't do it

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Crazeedi
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I forgot to post some great thoughts from this excellent book. Very true and needed
@Cinfhen @Reggie @Bradleygirl

Cinfhen ❤️This book was so good 2y
Bradleygirl I mean it got me to actually start therapy so I'm giving this all the points! 2y
Crazeedi @Bradleygirl I'm so glad to hear that, it is a good thing, more people should 2y
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Crazeedi
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An interesting book about the science and art of therapy. This brought back a lot of memories of the classes I took when I was studying for my Masters in community counseling. Unfortunately I never finished the degree. Definitely recommend
#booked2021 #NonfictionScience @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#BookSpinBingo #4 @TheAromaofBooks

Bradleygirl yeah this one was definitely worth the read. 2y
Reggie Oof....😭Julie, John, Charlotte and Ruby. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Cinfhen Great pick!!!!! I loved this book!!! Audio was fantastic!! Too bad you never completed your degree, Diane. I think you would have made a wonderful counselor 2y
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I was working full time, and taking classes at night, and when the practicums began I couldn't do them and work at my job in the daytime too. So i had to make decision, I always thought I might finish someday. It was a goal never realized 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I always remind friends trying therapy for the first time that it has that art component. Not all good therapeutic relationships are just science. Gotta read this one! 2y
Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage it is excellent, you definitely will like 2y
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Beck9lol
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Lori has some great stories and insight in this book! I was impressed with so much, but I learned the most from her sessions with patients. She also had her own therapist and wrote about her journey with him. I will DEFINITELY be rereading this (and taking notes). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 stars

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BooksNBowls
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Absolutely adored this story. Highly recommend, its such an easy read and very insightful. I wrote many things down from this book. My favorite patient was Julia! Who‘s your favorite if you‘ve read it?

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Lchnessmnstr
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I really enjoyed this book, her narrative and those of her selected patients are heartwarming.

While still a Pick, it does have a fairytale feel. I can‘t ignore the lack of system or monetary issues facing these characters. No one‘s therapy is rushed for lack of resources or coverage, the problems addressed are not compounded by societal inequalities or need. The experience reads genuine but from a limited class perspective.

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marleed
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I loved and posted about this book a year ago. I knew then that I wanted to reread this, and I‘m thrilled my IRL (zoom) voted my recommendation for tomorrow‘s discussion. I didn‘t just scan the chapters for discussion purposes. It was a full reread and I loved it every bit as much as the first time.

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Brittanysteele89
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I really enjoyed this refreshing take on narrative nonfiction. Not only was it interesting to read Lori‘s account of her sessions with her patients and their personal stories but her interactions with her own therapist. The way in which she weaves humour in is also brilliant. My takeaway is the most obvious thing we seek for in therapy is often the most difficult—to have a honest relationship with ourselves and be brave enough to do so.

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PSreads73
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This work of narrative nonfiction is one of my top ten favorites. It is a truly inspirational story. I laughed and cried several times. Lori Gottlieb tells of her experience as both a licensed therapist and the client (patient) of another therapist after going through something traumatic. It‘s a great example of what therapy is from both perspectives. It is very well written and made me truly interested in each of the characters.

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BooksNBowls
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I love all the quotes in this book! Started today and it‘s such an easy read. Loving it so far!

Messiejessie Oh, I absolutely love this book! One of my favourites. 2y
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Morr_Books
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2/3 thru the #JoyousJanuary readathon. I'm doing well. Completed my second book (tagged), attended a book club meeting and read for 14 hours. 👍❤ @Andrew65

Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 2y
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Jcasey42
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Hey all! Newbie here 😀 these are some of the books I‘ve read in the past few months, but wanted to get more involved in the book world this year! As a licensed mental health counselor, my profession impacts many of my book choices, but I also enjoy getting lost in the world of fiction ✨ hoping to bring a little mix of both to this page with my upcoming reads! #newbie #botm #mentalhealth

swishandflick Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Jcasey42 @swishandflick thank you! 😀 2y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 2y
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Chrissyreadit Hi! Welcome to Litsy! I work in mental health too! Here‘s a link with some good info if you want some easy ways to be active- litsy has been huge as a support for my own mental health btw! 2y
Jcasey42 @Chrissyreadit thank you for the welcome! And yay to fellow mental health workers! Thanks for the link- definitely trying to be more active here , hoping February allows me some more time! 🙏🙂 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌹 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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What a terrific book to finish 2020 with. Am pretty sure it was a Litsy recommendation. Might‘ve seen @Kalalalatja post about it 🤔.

Am definitely wondering about the ethics of writing about her clients though, notwithstanding name changes.

That‘s 54 books for me in 2020. I find it hard to crack my book-a-week average. Maybe in 2021? Happy New Year from Esperance, Western Australia. 🥳🥂

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Happy New Year from Melbourne 🥳 2y
Kalalalatja I love this book ❤️ but I see your point about the ethics of it, but I‘m hoping she cleared it with the clients beforehand? 2y
Simona Happy New Year 🥳 2y
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MrsMalaprop @Kalalalatja yes, and there were only 3 clients and 1 therapist in all, so maybe it was relatively straightforward. I‘m grappling a little with how you‘d obtain informed consent when it‘s not just those who presumably gave it, but their family & friends too 🤔. 2y
CarolynM Happy New Year, Serena💕 2y
Rissreads I‘ve been following your pictures, your holiday looks fabulous! Looking forward to seeing you when you get back x 2y
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Megabooks
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It‘s interesting rereading this book after I‘ve started therapy in earnest. Lori demystifies talk therapy by sharing her experiences going to one after a breakup and illness, and since she‘s a therapist herself, she shares the stories of four clients she‘s worked with. I think it shows how beneficial therapy can be if you need to get past a stumbling block in your life. #audiobook 4.5⭐️

Definitely read this instead of Group. (Tagged below)

Reggie John, Julie, Rita, Charlotte...😭 2y
Megabooks @Reggie Julie and John I especially connected with. 2y
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Megabooks @Reggie I cried again when Julie died! I did the first time too. 2y
RonniKlein Ive heard so many good things about this book! 2y
Kalalalatja Love this book ❤️ 2y
Suet624 @Megabooks loved her clients. 2y
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Librarybelle
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Thanks for tagging me, @Chrissyreadit & for this fun look at books read in 2020.

I did not include rereads, so those pictured are books I read for the first time this year that just blew me away.

I recommend the tagged book so much, as it not only served as anecdotal fun, but there was one point that Gottlieb‘s words became personal to me & gutted me. I often think about this one.

Feel free to participate! #5starreads2020

Chrissyreadit Oh!!! I have many of those tagged but I feel like I should add any not on my TBR! Thank you for making this post 😍 2y
Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit You‘re welcome! Thanks for coming up with this idea! 2y
KathyWheeler Maybe You Should Talk to Someone made me cry in a few places and laugh in others. 2y
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Librarybelle @KathyWheeler Yes...same with me! 2y
merelybookish Jane the Fox and Me is such a beautiful book! 2y
HOTPock3tt Red white and royal blue was fantastic!! 😃🎉🙌🏽⭐️ @Librarybelle 2y
Librarybelle @HOTPock3tt It was so fantastic! 2y
tpixie @Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit this should be done every year! 2y
Chrissyreadit @tpixie I‘m love seeing the books that are consistent in many posts- it tells me exactly what I should read in 2021 and include in my #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks 2y
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Susanita
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1. My sister‘s cranberry-orange relish. I don‘t have the recipe. 😞
2. All of you lovely Littens who tag me on your posts. 😊

#thankfulthursday

Reggie 1. Have you asked her for it? I feel bad but my stuffing recipe skipped a generation from my grandma to me and I refuse to give it to my mother. Today I was joking that if I give it to her what would they need me around for? It‘s my holiday pass. 2y
Cosmos_Moon I make a cranberry orange relish that is one of my favorite things! Super simple... chop up a bag of fresh cranberries in a good processor or blender, cut 1-2 oranges into chunks and chop them in the food processor, and 1/2 to 1 cup of sugar depending on how sweet you like it, and let it chill at least an hour in the fridge for the sugar to dissolve and become syrupy. I‘ll make it throughout the holidays just to keep around and eat. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Cranberry-orange relish sounds delicious! 2y
Susanita @Cosmos_Moon That sounds good! I think her recipe has walnuts too, for a little bit of crunch. But yes @Reggie I should ask her for it! 😋 2y
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