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The Beekeeper of Aleppo
The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Christy Lefteri
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rmaclean4
The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Christy Lefteri
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Slow reading month for me. Top read was by far The Beekeeper of Aleppo 📖🎧 5 🌟.
Other reads:
They Called Us Enemy: George Takei 📖 2 🌟
Fox 8: George Saunders 📖 3 🌟
To Be Taught if Fortunate: Becky Chambers 📖 3 🌟
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow: Jessica Townsend 📖🎧 4 🌟

Current reads are: The Water Dancer, No Friend but the Mountains, The Name of the Wind and Happiness by Aminatta Forna.

Lifeisasnap I like the way you keep track of the read books each month. Sounds like you have a good TBR. 1mo
rmaclean4 @Lifeisasnap thanks. My TBR is out of control!! Between Litsy, booktube, and Instagram it just grows and grows. I liked your introduction post so much I just posted mine. Better late than never. What has been a too read for you this year so far? 1mo
Lifeisasnap @rmaclean4 Nice introduction! My daughter‘s in-laws live in TN. It‘s lovely there. I have been reading a lot of ARCs this year, so I guess my favorite was Cilka‘s Journey, which is the continuation book of one of the characters in The Tattooist of Auschwitz. I really enjoyed Daisy Jones and the Six also. Great fictional bandopic. What about you? 1mo
rmaclean4 I was just working on that list! I will answer with some favorite authors I read in 2019. Both Max Porter books ( Lanny and Grief is a Thing with Feathers) N. K. Jemisin ( broken earth series great 'literary' writing in a SF format) Ali Smith Spring is another. So many great books!! 1mo
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marleed
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Nuri and Afra are fictional characters fleeing Syria in search of safety, freedom, and hope but they are written with incredible beauty and relevance. Their journey gives emotion and humanity to so many anonymous faces. It reminds us we share external experiences but how we internally receive that experience is unique. ...This is a book to sit with and absorb the writing on each page.

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Capricious.Nite.Owl
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5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a beautifully written novel full of loss, heartbreak, survival, and hope. The journey of Syrian refugees through unknown, foreign, and often extremely dangerous landscapes in search of asylum in Great Britain. The author‘s skillful way with a written word and the emotionally charged atmosphere of this book left me heartbroken and emotionally exhausted

Charityann Cute book sleeve. 😊 1mo
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Here is the rest of the amazing Halloween package @Come-read-with-me gave me. 👻

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Clare_Riley
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Such a sad, beautiful book. It tells the story of Nuri and his wife Afra, and their escape from Aleppo. It‘s harrowing in places, and the despair of every one of the refugees that we meet in the story jumps off the page. But it‘s a story of hope as well. I bought this for my mum for her birthday present - I‘m sure she‘ll thank me for it later...

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rmaclean4
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5 🌟!! Beautiful refuge story of a marriage and the great loss of family and home. In the end it is how we all help each other survive. So much love in this book. Highly recommend. One of the best books I have read this year.

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TheNerdyProfessor
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Due to terrible storms in Chicago, my flights were cancelled yesterday. Finally getting out on a flight today but I finished my book before my connecting flight 😱 Stopped at a store in the airport and picked up this little book to help see me through my travels!

Tamra Sounds like a good one! 2mo
ravenlee Good luck getting home! 2mo
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Insightsintobooks
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#7days7covers

Day 5

Anyone who hasn't played.

ReadingisMyPassion I loved this book! 2mo
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Cinfhen
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#SeptemberSins This book is getting lots of good #buzz 😊🐝 and I‘m extremely grateful to my generous friend @TrishB for sending it to me 😘

erzascarletbookgasm So much Litsy love for this book. Stacking! 2mo
BarbaraBB Looking at that cover I thought you‘d use it for #SetYouFree! 2mo
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Cinfhen True @BarbaraBB good call 🐝❣️ 2mo
jenniferw88 Not surprised at #bonuscovercrush! 😍
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TrishB It‘s a very compelling cover ❤️ hope story is as good! 2mo
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I‘ve spent my morning reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo, which was written by a woman who volunteered at a refugee camp in Greece. I highly recommend it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

squirrelbrain I loved this one too... 3mo
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 3! Nuri‘s a beekeeper and his wife, Agra, is an artist in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo. It‘s all destroyed by war, and Afra goes blind. They become refugees traveling through Turkey and Greece, ultimately heading to Britain. Mustafa, a cousin, is there, teaching beekeeping in Yorkshire. Considered by critics as “compelling” and a journey is the heart rich with symbolism. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

DGRachel I‘ve been seriously considering this one for a while now, but haven‘t bought it, yet. 🤔 3mo
WanderingBookaneer It is fantastic. 3mo
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laurar311
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I‘m starting my new book, got my frozen margarita, and a gorgeous view at sunset - I think I‘m set for the night.

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Joanielovesbooks
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Up next!

Joanielovesbooks Haunting book. 🐝 3mo
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Rollinsfan1
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Just such a beautiful, yet sad book.
Fantastic read so far.

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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What a beautiful yet haunting story. I didn't realize I was carrying all of their pain and struggle in my heart until the very end of the book. Lefteri is a talented author, painting a picture of Aleppo prior to the ravaging war. It is so heart-wrenching to realize how the bombs have destroyed the longest continually inhabited city on Earth. Even more heart-wrenching are the journeys of those who have lost their homes, families & livelihoods.

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ReadingisMyPassion
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This is perhaps the most poignant book I have read thus far this year. Yet the book is filled with beauty and love.

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Joanne1
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Such a tragic story of loss, suffering and escape following the path of a Syrian couple as they flee war with their lives in tatters. An indictment on a world so quick to destroy and so reluctant to help. There is a glimmer of hope in the end.

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Great review! ❤️ 5mo
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Yanya
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Heartbreaking!

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Cinfhen
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#LilithJuly My new book from @TrishB features a map and a stunning cover with gorgeous endpapers!!!! Can‘t wait to read this book🐝 #GetOutTheMap

Crazeedi I have this one listed in my tbr book!! Sounds good! And a map?! Awesome! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love maps in books plus gorgeous endpapers! Lucky you! 5mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 got to love a good map! 5mo
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Cinfhen Looks like it‘s going to be a good read @Crazeedi @erzascarletbookgasm ❣️🐝 5mo
Cinfhen Have u read any of the books you gifted me @TrishB ??? 5mo
TrishB I have read Little. Not the other two, I‘m keeping my fingers crossed for them 🤞🏻🤞🏻 5mo
Cinfhen I just saw your post-it inside Little @TrishB I‘m gonna read it and share it too!! If you want to read either of the other 2 books I‘m happy to send them your way after I read them, although Aleppo is rather beautiful ( even just to look at) I forget how nice a new hardcover can be 💙💙💙Hows the party girl feeling today!?!?!!? 5mo
Cathythoughts Book looks beautiful ♥️👍🏻 5mo
KarenUK Every book should have a map! 💕 5mo
GypsyKat So cool! I love bees and book maps! 🐝💕 5mo
TrishB I can‘t take your birthday presents back!! She was very fragile Saturday but all good now! 5mo
Kalalalatja What a pretty edition! 5mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @TrishB but I want to share with you!!! You always spoil me!!!!! 5mo
TrishB You‘re more than welcome!! And just as many have come my way 😘 5mo
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pitou215
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Just an amazing story. One that should be read by as many people as possible to open their eyes to the current situation in our world. Definitely recommend!

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Christine11
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I found this book both extremely upsetting but also beautiful in a way because it does show that there are people capable of getting through the darkest of times. Full review up on my blog now!
https://lifewithallthebooks.com/2019/06/09/the-beekeeper-of-aleppo-by-christy-le...
I received this book from Readers First. My review is my own honest opinion.

TrishB Lovely pic 💕 6mo
Christine11 @TrishB Thank you 💗 I‘m so sorry haven‘t got your UK whodunnit book back to you yet! Our post office has closed just recently and now the closest one is a bit inconvenient but that‘s no excuse! I promise I‘ll send it this week! 😊💛 6mo
TrishB No worries, I haven‘t sent mine on yet either! 6mo
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Victoria_C I just finished this. Book hangover. What a great read. 6mo
Christine11 @TrishB 👍💛 6mo
Christine11 @Victoria_C I had a bit of a book hangover with it too! Such a beautiful book 💛 6mo
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Sarah24
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I couldn't recommend this enough! I felt so much emotion as I travelled with Nuri and Afra, through their hardships and loss to hope! It's cleverly written and I love the linking word mid chapter that beautifully joins the past and present in Nuri's life.

This has been my favourite read of 2019 and I highly recommended this book. It is fictional but is so poignant to the struggles of the world today.

Thank you #Christylefteri #thebuzzproject

Ms.Story Thanks for putting this on my radar! 📚 6mo
Victoria_C I‘m in love with this book as well. One of the best I read this year. 4mo
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Sarah24
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This is a bold move away from my traditional genres, but I've thrown all caution to the wind and am going to try it ( espicially as it's so relevant to what we hear in the news today).

#bluebook #sundayreads #wildcardchoice

mvegabec Hi Sarah! Please let me know if you like it!😁 6mo
Sarah24 @mvegabec I'm about third through and enjoying it. It's quite sad but I like how it flits back and for between their life in Syria, the journey and life in the UK using a keyword to link them all. I've just come back from family gathering and got stuck back in! 6mo
mvegabec Nice!!! I think I would like it😁💗 6mo
Sarah24 @mvegabec I've just finished it. If you give it a go let me know what you think, I loved it! 6mo
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hes7
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#BookMail

“This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable.”

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squirrelbrain
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This story is beautifully told, but difficult to read. The non-chronological telling of the story and the not knowing who some of the characters are gives a sense of the confusion of the refugees throughout their journey.

My only (slight) criticism was that the ending felt a bit rushed. The story didn‘t feel fully complete, but that may also have been deliberate as many refugees do not have an ending point in their journeys.

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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squirrelbrain
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Chill out morning at the hairdresser.... About halfway through this ARC and loving it so far.

Cathythoughts Look forward to your review Helen 👍🏻 7mo
Caroline2 Oh what a beautiful front cover! 😍 7mo
squirrelbrain Won‘t be long @cathythoughts! It is gorgeous isn‘t it @caroline2? 7mo
CouronneDhiver Pretty 7mo
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So excited, this is my first time ever entering for an ARC and I won!

Thanks to @RachelO for telling me about Readers First at the #readingretreat - I feel that this is going to become a VERY bad habit....!

RachelO 🎉🎉🎉🎉Hooray! It‘s so lovely getting these through the post. But. I should warn you now though - it‘s a gateway to NetGalley, and that‘s where it all goes pear-shaped.📚📚📚📚 8mo
tammysue Yay! This sounds great added. 😊 8mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉 This is such an addictive website! And @RachelO Is right Netgalley is soooo addictive and easier that Reader's First for getting ARC's 8mo
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DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 8mo
Slajaunie Congratulations! 8mo
squirrelbrain I think I shall try and stay away from NetGalley for now.... @RachelO @Birdsong28 - see how long that lasts! 🤣 8mo
Birdsong28 @squirrelbrain Just a tip for Reader's First that seems to work for me: Get your first impression in as early as you can on the Monday morning. 😘📚📖 8mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏 8mo
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