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Call Me by Your Name
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel | Andr Aciman
Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in Andr Aciman's frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable.
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raeintheworld
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Pickpick

This was both far more sensual and more heartbreaking than I was prepared for. In the end, it took my breath away.

TheBookHippie I loved this book. So incredibly well done. 4d
raeintheworld @TheBookHippie I think I‘m going to start it all over again. 4d
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Sky_High
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Pickpick

One of the best love stories I've ever read. Touching from inside feels so true so it seemed that they are real. I wish I have a person who can describe my everything in the same way as Oliver is described.

“Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second. But then perhaps this is what lovers are.”
― André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

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Sara_Planz
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One of my booksellers got the best literary tattoo yesterday!!

Ddzmini Love it 😍 6d
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shaynarae
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Pickpick

This is my 3rd time through this book, and I still melted. It‘s so endlessly beautiful and moving. I will probably be rereading this book forever. If you‘re looking for a gay romance, this is your book. Armie Hammer does a stellar reading of it on audio; I highly recommend!

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DMC_run8
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Pickpick

I started this book a few months ago and kept putting it down and coming back to it. I'm not sure why it didn't grab me enough to read without picking up other books but I ended up enjoying it. I liked the writing even though it seemed pretentious in a couple of places (who uses the word delibindinized?). In the end, I liked the story too. It certainly makes me want to return to Italy!

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AWildMandaPanda
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Pickpick

A beautiful, thought provoking, and heart wrenching story about love, relationships, family, and growing up. I really enjoyed this one. I read it a while ago and am about to start the sequel. #mustread #lgbtq #fiction

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💔💕💔 3w
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Kalalalatja
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Panpan

I. Do. Not. Get. The. Hype.

#sorrynotsorry

mabell I‘m glad to hear you say that! 3w
yourfavouritemixtape I felt exactly the same! 3w
Soubhiville I haven‘t tried the book, but I couldn‘t make it through the movie. 3w
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zezeki Sorry to hear that. I enjoyed the book, and I thought the movie was wonderful as well. 3w
Jari-chan Me neither. I read the book twice. 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s exactly how I felt about Red, White and Royal Blue...just didn‘t hit the mark for me, yet everyone else loved it. 3w
Redwritinghood I don‘t get it either. I thought this book was awful and didn‘t finish it. 3w
typhlax Hope I won't be disappointed too when I finally pick it up. 3w
TrishB Me neither.... 3w
CoverToCoverGirl Some books are like that🤷‍♀️ 3w
Reggie What!!!! You‘re a monster!!! 3w
Reggie Lol jk. We all have those books. Happy New Year and I hope nothing but good books for you next year!🥳 3w
Kalalalatja @Reggie hahaha! 😂 We certainly do, not all books are for everyone. Happy New Year to you, too! 3w
Rissreads I absolutely adored the film so I'm very apprehensive to pick up the book. I also adored the film of the English patient and when I finally read the book it just didn't reach the same mark. Which is unusual as I mostly like the books better than the film's. My daughter just decided to read the tagged book because I loved the film and her response was 'meh' 3w
Rissreads We are now going to watch the film together. 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ME EITHER. Thank you! That part with the peach is still with me 🤢 1w
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Kalalalatja
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I finally found a bit of time to read in one of my Christmas presents. Let‘s see how far I get before I fall asleep 😴 I love my family, don‘t get me wrong, but these days are intense! Only one more day of family time before my bf and I go home again tomorrow evening.

Hope you all find your moments of peace and quiet, whatever and whenever you celebrate. Happy holidays Littens ❤️

#currentlyreading

Megabooks Merry Christmas!! 🎄🥂 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Happy holidays Katja! 🤗 4w
ju.ca.no Happy Holidays! 🎄🌟🤗 4w
kspenmoll Happy holidays! 4w
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Coleen
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Pickpick

I waited a while on this book....did the audio and then immediately watched the movie. Though there are lots of differences between the two, I personally think experiencing both is the way to go. The writing in the novel is beautiful, but also a little ‘too much‘ sometimes. I thought the movie actually captured the sensuality much more.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💖💔💖💔 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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At the opposite end of the spectrum, I saw André Aciman speak at the Free Library of Philadelphia last night. What a warm, witty, wise man. He was delightful. Also had him sign this gorgeous edition of this swoon-worthy book. Looking forward to a re-read followed by Find Me.

AmyG Nice! 2mo
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KirstieE
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this. Not what I would usually read but a friend of mine insisted I read it. Was very beautifully written and such a lovely story ❤️❤️

5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

kaysworld1 One of my favourites for this year 😍😘 2mo
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KirstieE
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#currentlyreading and let me just say, not the easiest book to read on public transport 😅🙇🏻‍♀️

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Pickpick

This was a beautiful story, but in a completely heartbreaking way. I didn't expect it to make me feel sad. Audiobook is narrated by Armie Hammer, who does a fantastic job.

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edennugget
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The peach scene...

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edennugget
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The apricots scene has me choking! Goodness this is not what I expected but also simultaneously great...

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RaeLovesToRead
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I'm not saying I bought books but..... OH I ADMIT IT I CAVED AND BOUGHT ALL THE BOOKS.....❤❤❤

The one I'm looking forward to the most is Call me by your name. I saw the film at the cinema (well, 98% of the film- there was a power cut at a critical moment) and hear there's a sequel coming soon!

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Vedrana
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#7days7covers#covercrush Day 4 📚💕

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

I need to love a protagonist because they are super kind, or smart, or just make me want to be better and more like them. Elio was not this protagonist for me. Still going to watch the movie, though.

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TheLibrarian
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1. Italy 🇮🇹
2. Partly cloudy and 79 F
3. When I got ignored through a whole movie at the theater for 2 other girls (his back was turned away from me)
4. No kids and 1 🐈
5. 💕

#friyayintro

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Amor4Libros
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🤣🤣🤣 Ok...

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Christy2318
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Finally got my turn at the Armie Hammer narration from the library. Third time was the charm as far as avoiding the ugly cry but it was close at the end. I‘m a little obsessed with this story ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Reggie Ughhhh that note destroyed me when I read this. I loved that book but can‘t see the movie. I refuse to break my own heart like that twice!!! 5mo
Christy2318 @Reggie I‘m obsessed with it and the heartbreak of it all 5mo
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Petelord
Pickpick

Love this good. It‘s a great read and probably the best LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 novel I‘ve read

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AliD73
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I read this a year before the movie came out, and I loved it. The characters are so much more three dimensional than they are in the movie. This is a brilliantly written novel, and the depth of the characters‘ feelings for one another are meaningful and believable. The book covers a period of about twenty years whereas the movie only covers one summer. My second favorite novel of all time, this is an atmospheric story to get lost in.

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Petelord

Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second.
But then perhaps this is what lovers are.

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Cinfhen
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#LilithJuly While this book wasn‘t perfect, what it did manage to perfectly convey is that sense of longing. The infatuation, obsession, the all encompassing yearning, burning desire for another even if they may prove to be #MyFavoriteMistake 😚 I found the writing so achingly beautiful, although my eyeballs got a workout from all their rolling. Still a pick and a book I‘d recommend, if for nothing more than reliving that first crush/love.

TrishB And me who doesn‘t have a romantic bone in her body just did the eye rolling! 6mo
Tanisha_A Loved reading this. 6mo
Tanisha_A He can write emotions well. 6mo
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BarbaraBB @TrishB 😂😂 6mo
BarbaraBB I haven‘t read this one, even with my romantic bone, this book always sounded too YA (my 15 years old daughter and her friends read it) for me 😀 6mo
Cinfhen Without meaning to sound condescending, I found this book way more “sophisticated” than your average YA book @BarbaraBB I think it‘s written more towards adults then tweens/ YA. It might surprise you, just like Perks of a WallFlower surprised me. 6mo
BarbaraBB That is good to know and I will reconsider. We do have a copy at home! 6mo
KarenUK The writing in this one is beautiful..... but on this rare occasion, I preferred the movie. So gorgeous 💕😍 6mo
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Sassy_Steph
Pickpick

I did the audiobook of this one, it was good! There were a couple of weird parts! It kept me unwilling the end! I wanted to know what happened to the characters!

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GivenLemons
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Mehso-so

I know a lot of people love this and despite getting into it, I just didn‘t like it. Honestly it was difficult to read a love story where the characters don‘t even seem to like each other. I should also mention the breathtakingly racist speech that the narrative presents uncritically.

TheLibrarian Have you seen the movie? 7mo
GivenLemons @TheLibrarian No, I haven‘t. I‘m generally more of a romance book than romance movie person... Is it good? 7mo
TheLibrarian @GivenLemons I really like the movie. A while ago I tried the book but couldn‘t get into it. 7mo
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Macnjen
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Wow, half way through this I would have rated it “so-so“ (see my spoiler alert post earlier) but the ending was really well done. The writing is good though some of the references were over my head. Definitely an adult/gay/coming of age story of longing, regret and beauty.

sprainedbrain Glad you ended up enjoying it! 7mo
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Macnjen
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I‘m struggling with this. Cannot get engaged and don‘t get some of the references. Feels like a slog, plus I‘m half way thru and getting frustrated that all I‘ve read is just Elio‘s longing. I hope this improves; my daughter gave this to me and loved it so I‘m reading it for her. I want to like this but it feels like work. Anyone else? It‘s not subject matter, I just want something to actually happen. Though the age difference is a little creepy.

sprainedbrain I listened to this book on audio and couldn‘t get enough of it... of course Armie Hammer narrated it. 😍 7mo
Macnjen @sprainedbrain Maybe that‘s what I will try to do. Thanks for the suggestion. 7mo
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derr.liz
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"Everyone goes through a period of traviamento—when we take, say, a different turn in life, the other via. Dante himself did. Some recover, some pretend to recover, some never come back, some chicken out before even starting, and some, for fear of taking any turns, find themselves leading the wrong life all life long.”

#pridemonth ?️‍?

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BooksForEmpathy
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Home for the next 6 nights. I feel like I‘m channeling my inner Elio from CMBYN. Italian country house and lazy days by the pool reading.

I don‘t see any 🍑 though... just a bunch of olive trees 🌳!

Bklover Enjoy! 7mo
DivineDiana So beautiful! ❤️ 7mo
Christine Totally re: CMBYN vibes!! 😍 7mo
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Crazeedi Oh my aren't you just in heaven! 7mo
BarbaraBB Great place! 7mo
Toniyesss OMG YASSSSSSS 😍😍😍 7mo
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kaysworld1
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Amazing film and book

#queerbooks #readingmyownbooks #reading #feelings #loveb#stories #bookworm 🧡🌈🌸

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego So good. 😭💖😭💖😭💖 7mo
kaysworld1 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Heartbreaking isn't it but very truthful 🤗 7mo
zezeki That last speech from the book was so brilliant! 7mo
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Dalianny
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If not later, when?

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EmilyBee93
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Fantastic book. Full of raw emotion, if you've been tempted to give it a go I definitely would recommend

Ericalambbrown Welcome to Litsy! 😊📚🙏🏻 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #litsywelcomewagon 8mo
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Traci1 Welcome to Litsy! 😁 8mo
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EmilyBee93 Thank you all for the welcomes ☺️ 8mo
Mitch Welcome to the wonderful world of Litsy 8mo
Megabooks Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
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Underqueen
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Pickpick

I loved this story. So raw and real and heartbreaking.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Macnjen
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A gift from my kiddo who said the movie is actually really good as well.

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Reggie
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rohit-sawant Great pick! 🙌🏼 8mo
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @Reggie 8mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 ❤️ 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Great choice! 8mo
Suet624 Beautiful 8mo
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GuiltyFeat
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Finished the book on shabbat. It‘s a sensual tale of identity and young love. Last night I went with my wife and daughter to a screening of the movie at the Jerusalem Cinematheque followed by an Q&A with the author, Professor Aciman. He was humble and charming, erudite and entertaining. What a fabulous evening as part of the Jerusalem Writers‘ Festival 2019.

Tanisha_A I loved this book. And I hear Mr. Aciman this year at Jaipur Literature Fest, such a delight! 8mo
Tanisha_A *heard 8mo
Smrloomis Nice. @Tanisha_A I imagine the Jaipur festival is lovely though I‘ve never been. Maybe someday! 🤞🏽 8mo
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GuiltyFeat @Tanisha_A Fabulous! He was so charming and humble. Enjoy! 8mo
Tanisha_A @Smrloomis You have to tell me whenever you plan to attend it. 🙂 8mo
Smrloomis @Tanisha_A thanks 😁👍🏽 I hear Jaipur is lovely and I love book festivals. I hope to make it someday soon! 8mo
Tanisha_A @Smrloomis Yay! I would love to show you around. 🥳 8mo
Tanisha_A @GuiltyFeat I think a sequel to this book is coming up! 8mo
Tanisha_A @Smrloomis Also, the next JLF is scheduled from Jan 23 - 27, 2020. Here is the link to their website - https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/ 8mo
GuiltyFeat @Tanisha_A Yes! He spoke about it during the Q&A. It's out later this year. 8mo
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Caterina
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Finally finished this book today. I started in December and it was going quickly, but then my heart got broken and I just couldn't read a book about romance...and then I had a reading slump for four months. But here we are, it is finished, and it had some things I liked about it (the writing, older Elio) and some things I didn't (the relationship, especially the lead-up). Glad I read it! #newyearwhodis @Emilymdxn @monalyisha

Emilymdxn I‘m so sorry you‘ve had such a tough time ? sending love. Definitely prioritise your well-being over getting a certain amount of reading done! Books can always wait. I‘m so glad there were bits you liked - I loved the writing style most of all rather than the contents, but then I‘m such a fan girl I‘d probably read André Aciman‘s shopping lists 9mo
monalyisha Peppermint tea helps all situations — at least a little. Sending positive, healing vibes your way. 💕 9mo
Caterina @Emilymdxn Thank you ❤️ That means a lot! I feel so bad for falling so completely off the #newyearwhodis wagon. 😩 Aciman's writing was lovely and totally enthralling! 9mo
Caterina @monalyisha Thank you! ❤️ Yes, peppermint tea is the best 😊 9mo
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imitelis
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If I could have him like this in my dreams every night of my life, I'd stake my entire life on dreams and be done with the rest.

Suet624 All of this post is beautiful. 11mo
Skyrimir I‘ve got this one coming in the mail! Looking forward to reading it. 11mo
imitelis I assure you that its a very beautiful read. It was first time for me to read gay literature but then, the best part is that i found myself totally connected to it, to the protagonists especially. And by the end, it wasn't about gender or sexuality but more about love. It was all that mattered and that's how i found it relatable 11mo
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imitelis Towards the end it made my eyes teary. 11mo
Reggie Oof, this book, ripped my heart out. I don‘t even want to watch that movie. Why break my heart twice. 11mo
imitelis I think i understand! 😢 But the movie is awesome too.. I'd say both are incomparable. You should watch the movie. 11mo
Christy2318 Loved the book. Loved the movie. Planning on listening to the audio read by Armie Hammer...pretty sure I will cry again so I‘ll have to listen on evening commutes when I‘m going straight home. 😂 10mo
imitelis Hell, i haven't tried audio book yet. Well that's a real shame for me cause that thought never crossed my mind. Thanks for putting this beautiful idea into my mind. I'm gonna enjoy audiobook now. 10mo
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pasiphae_reads
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1. Current reads: “Call Me By Your Name” by Andre Aciman, “Naked in Death” by JD Robb, “The City in the Middle of the Night” by Charlie Jane Anders, and “The King‘s Traitor” by Jeff Wheeler 📚
2. Lately I prefer standalone! Series are such a commitment especially if they‘re 4+ books!
3. “I like the sound of that.” (from “Bloody Rose”)
#books #reading #weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain That's so true re series.Thanks for joining in 📚 11mo
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Books.Coffee.Happiness
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@MonthlyBookClub #RomanticScavengerHunt 😊 My book with LGBTQ romance💖👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨This book told a beautiful, sophisticated love story😊 #FebruaryReads #Love #BookNerd #bookworm #booklover #Reading #reader #read

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Suet624
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Pickpick

The movie followed the novel so closely that it‘s possible I didn‘t need to listen to it. Elio‘s longing for Oliver was even more pronounced in the novel and brought me back to my teenage years, years so filled with lust and longing. Two things: 1) probably not a good book to listen to when you‘re babysitting 🤦🏻‍♀️ & 2) Armie Hammer‘s voice. The article says it all: https://www.vulture.com/2017/09/just-20-descriptions-of-armie-hammers-voice.html

readordierachel Those descriptions of his voice are perfect 😆 11mo
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Caksf
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I am not a big fan of romance novels, and while this one was well written.. it is still a romance novel. I understand that in profiling a same sex romance, it is approaching the genre from a seldom viewed perspective. However, it relies on the same tired trope (older paramour teaches adolescent about sexuality and love) that makes me roll my eyes with every other book that takes up this played out storyline. In a word “meh” 2/5

TrishB Agree👍🏻 11mo
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Caterina
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Maybe this new Kindle case will help me get my reading bug back🤞 I've been both busy and sick for the last two months and haven't finished a book since January 18 (and that was a book I had started in December). This is the longest I've gone without finishing a book in years. 😪 Miss y'all and miss reading, just haven't had the time or energy. @Emilymdxn I'm still excited to read your book list, when I'm reading again! #readingslump

Eggs Beautiful 11mo
youneverarrived Ohh pretty 💙 11mo
Caterina @Eggs @youneverarrived It's gorgeous isn't it? Less than $15 on Amazon! 11mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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Pickpick

Latest read for my real life book club.
The coming of age story of a summer romance between Elio and the American student Oliver who comes to stay with Elio and his family in Italy in the early 80s.
I liked but didn‘t love this book. The writing was beautiful but sometimes Elio‘s melodramatic teenage ways were a bit much.
I loved the setting, it was perfect for the story and liked the bittersweet ending.
That apricot though. 🍑😳

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💕💕💕 11mo
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mania
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Beautifully written, impossible to put down, but sometimes I find the writing so powerful that I need to close the book or I need to go back reread some of the quotes. Extraordinary!