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Love, Hate & Other Filters
Love, Hate & Other Filters | Samira Ahmed
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CaramelLunacy
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Mehso-so

I largely enjoyed this story of a Muslim Indian American teen with a filmmaking dream trying to navigate her love life (similar to Netflix Never Have I Ever feel), but then felt like I got tonal whiplash when the focus shifted to Maya's experiences with Islamophobia. Things got really rough for her on a lot of levels near the end, but the end felt like it belonged back with the first lighthearted section. I wanted more emotional payoff.

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Zoe-h
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Pickpick

It took a while for me to get into this one, but I ended up really liking it. The plot didn‘t get going till almost halfway through the book, but after that I got sucked in and didn‘t want to put it down. Maya is an Indian American Muslim who loves filming her life. Her hometown Batavia has never been anything less than excepting of her heritage and belief, but when a terrorist attack strikes and a Muslim is the suspected bomber, things start ⬇️

Zoe-h ⬆️ turning upside down for Maya. As hate crimes start effecting her life, her parents become less and less excepting of her dream of becoming a director. 5⭐️ 1y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Pickpick

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I really enjoyed this. I loved the dreams Maya had and her trying to be proactive to achieve them. I liked the romance in this book. I did not like how controlling her family was, but at the same time I can see it being a culture thing, but still I wasn‘t a fan of that. Definitely a fast read.
#bookstagram #bibliophile #litsy #littens #ownvoices #review #bookreview

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OriginalCyn620
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Pickpick

Great book! I loved how the MC, Maya, stayed strong in the face of adversity and fought for what she wanted.

#doublespin #bookspinbingo
#pop21 - book by a Muslim American author

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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guinsgirlreads
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@Christine I love it all! 😍 Thank you so much! 💜 I‘m very intrigued by this book, can‘t wait to open it! 💕 #bcs #bookcupidswap

candority Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💖 2y
Christine You‘re so welcome - have a wonderful Valentine‘s Day! 💘 2y
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AmberWB
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I‘ve had this on my shelf for awhile, but didn‘t realize until I read Internment that it was the same author. I thought Internment was very powerful, but think I liked this one even more. Internment was set in a “potential” future, but Love, Hate & Other Filters could happen today.

TheBookHippie I read this as an ARC. I had forgotten all about it! I did enjoy it as well. 2y
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RaimeyGallant
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Paging author hopefuls: Associate Publisher Juliet Grames of Soho Press, which publishes all of these books, is trying to get the #MysteryLovesGeorgia auction over the $50K finish line by closing tomorrow at 8pm CT. She's added a buy-now option: $30 for a ticket to her Zoom on Dec 21, and we get to ask her WHATEVER WE WANT. Seats are limited https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/76843/auctions/94567/auction_items/2713... #FlipTheSenate

RaimeyGallant Did I mention she created this Zoom workshop just for the auction? Let's go democracy! You can buy a "seat" no matter if you're in the U.S. or not. There's an international option for paying. 2y
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freeatlast1137
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Its Maya's senior year and her biggest worry is telling her parents that she has been accepted in a school farther away, until there is a terrorist attack on US soil. After the attack, Maya deals with the hatred of being Muslim in the United States and her parents fear.

Astounding book!

Texreader Great review! The book sounds so sad!! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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Some books from my TBR with #love in the title.
#beautifulwords

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have the top right!!! 🖤🤍🖤🤍 2y
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BookishGirl06
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Mehso-so

It was ok but I didn‘t really love it. I didn‘t hate it. I liked seeing a glimpse into this girls life but I wish it were a little different.

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BookishGirl06
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Got from library and started reading today.

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LaxaAliyah

Genre: Young adult fiction
Date Started: November 2, 2019
Date Finished: November 27, 2019
How did you choose this book: The book caught my eye when I was looking at books in Chapters.
Summary: Maya Aziz faces challenges as a Muslim American. She tries to pursue her dreams and fall in love with who she wants to, all while trying to be the perfect Indian daughter.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#CollegeDays
#Spooktober

On my tbr shelf 📚📚📚

Eggs 🤗👏🏻❤️📚 3y
Smangela Another great read!! 3y
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TheShaggyShepherd
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It‘s finally not too hot to read on the front porch. Trying to work two library books into my reading schedule without missing publishing dates for my #NetGalley #ARCs. Somehow they always all come available at the same time even though I try to choose books with different waitlist times.

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Dcueto
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Thanks for the tag, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego . My favorite book of the year is “Love, Hate, and Other Filters.” Congrats on the followers. @GrilledCheeseSamurai #sixdigitsamurai. I tag @sedunawaybooks

GrilledCheeseSamurai Hi!! Thanks so much! And thanks for playing! Also - Welcome to Litsy. 😊 3y
CoffeeNBooks I read this last year and it was great! It's in my classroom library now. 3y
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

I really liked the cultural aspects of this book. There were some really interesting things that I felt like I learned while reading and the characters were fun. I felt like it was a bit disjointed and slow in parts and very predictable. It‘s a good quick read for a YA audience, but I think it could have been done better and brought together better.

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NovelNancyM
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Pickpick

Maya is a h.s.senior; she's also an American Indian & Muslim. Her parents came to the U.S. from India. Maya is torn between being the daughter her parents want & expect her to be & her own dreams - go to NYU to study film and to date a h.s. non-native Muslim. Interspersed in the story are snippets of an event outside anyone's control - a terrorist attack that leads to hate crimes directed toward Maya and her parents.

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Butterfinger
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DROP EVERYTHING AND READ THIS BOOK!!!

A young American born girl, who is also Indian Muslim, must fight bigotry and her overprotective parents to live her dream - to go to NYU and study film.

Maya frets over young love while an abused skinhead prepares a terrorist attack which propels more hatred and attacks on her family.

Being a mom of a teen, I can understand the lengths Maya's parents make to keep her safe .

It is just an amazing book.

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eraderneely
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Mehso-so

I don‘t know if I‘m just not in the mood for YA. This hovered between a pick and a so-so. Interesting subject matter, didn‘t resolve in a cheesy way, believable family dynamic, but I also didn‘t much care what happened. It could just be me though.

(I figured out the answer to my earlier question though! Within the book click “go to” and choose “cover” rather than a chapter.)

TrishB Glad you got it sorted 👍🏻 I think there‘s a million things my kindle can do that I have no idea about! 3y
eraderneely @TrishB I was just thinking, desperately, “how do I post to Litsy without the cover?!?” 3y
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eraderneely
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Kindle‘s first outing!

Can anyone tell me how to show the cover of the book I‘m reading? All I‘ve figured out how to do is get books from the library and read them. I don‘t understand anything else on this thing. (Yes I am a 110 year old Luddite)

TrishB Is it a paperwhite? 3y
readingjedi Do you mean instead of the default screen saver? If you can do that I don't know how! Sorry, totally not helpful! 😏 3y
eraderneely @TrishB no, regular version 3y
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eraderneely @readingjedi that would be great, but even in general is there a way to show it besides in the list of books on the device? 3y
readingjedi @eraderneely I think you just change it from list view into cover view. I think. I'm on my 3rd Kindle & still only do the bare minimum in terms of operating! 3y
eraderneely @readingjedi haha! I knew I had been avoiding these things for a reason! 3y
readingjedi @eraderneely Just looked on mine & you have the choice of views - grid or less. Grid gives you the covers, 6 to a pages. I'm a fellow Luddite when it comes to anything made after 1995! 😂 3y
Leniverse If you mean show the cover on the lock screen, then no. You only get ads for Kindle Unlimited, usually thrillers or romances. I hide the screen from view whenever I open my Kindle, lest someone see it and think I am reading "Marines in Love: War never prepared them for this". ? 3y
eraderneely @Leniverse haha! What? That‘s not your cup of tea? 3y
Leniverse I own my guilty pleasures. Mostly. But no, that's not even my beverage. 😆 3y
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BiblioNyan
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Pickpick

📸Examines anti-Islamic rhetoric that's YA friendly.
📸Cute romance that doesn't follow toxic tropes.
📸Empowering female friendships.
📸Familial conflicts w/multi-cultural identity that's genuine.
📸Snarky, independent MC who's inspiring as she is fallible.
📸Illustrates MC's American identity as NOT making her less than as a brown, SA, Muslima (i.e.: doesn't depict her with “White filter.“)
📸Simple prose w/ film-esque similes.
📸4.5/5

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RealLifeReading
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Starting a new book this Saturday morning. Another weekend where I wake up too early but then again I get to enjoy the peace and quiet downstairs. This morning, some homemade baguette with butter and kaya (coconut jam). The 5yo and I were listening to Mercy Watson yesterday and Mercy Watson (who is a pig btw) loves hot buttered toast and we just thought that was hilarious. But it made me want some hot buttered toast.

Lcsmcat Ah, the power of books! I‘ve had that happen so often. 4y
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madamereadsalot1
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It's starting today! I'm gonna play. #lovehate
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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Callemarie
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Pickpick

I loved this book. It really put into perspective social issues going on in America now. The fear that has infiltrated our homes and has caused us to treat people differently. I love maya's determination but also her sweetness. She reminds me of my best friend who is also Indian but grew up hindu. I think this is an important book to read as well. I'm glad I did.

aeeklund Her upcoming one is also really good, for many of the same reasons. 4y
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Callemarie
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I DID IT!!!!!! It only took me three years of participating but I finally did it!!! Being new to the Samsung world I of course accidentally reset my timer yesterday but thankfully had taken a picture of my time.before that happened. So after doing the math in my head I finished at 24 hours and 14 mins!!!! #24in48 @24in48

suzisteffen Congrats! It‘s so much fun to see everyone‘s posts about 24in48! 4y
TrishB Well done 👍🏻 4y
mariaku21 Congrats!! 🎉🎉🎉 4y
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Megabooks 🎊🎊🎊🙌🙌👏🏻👏🏻📚📚👍🏻👍🏻 4y
PurpleyPumpkin Fantastic!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 4y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 4y
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Callemarie
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Alrighty. I'm awake and ready to tackle the remaining 11 and a half hours!!!! #24in48 @24in48

Suet624 Good luck! 4y
Mollyanna You got this! 4y
Allydanielle88 You can do it! 4y
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Callemarie
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And on to my second read for #24in48 @24in48

TheBookAddict Yum, noodles! 😋🤤 4y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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SO GOOD. Definitely a book everyone needs to read. Bigotry, racism, and Islamphobia is not gone from America, unfortunately. With today‘s political leadership especially, it is alive even more so, and thus the evermore stronger need for us resist and stand up for what is Right, Pure, and Just.

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LitsyBuddyRead
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Discuss here 👇🏼 this is the FINAL discussion of Love Hate and Other Filters and also the FINAL discussion of #litsybuddyread in 2018!

#lovehateandotherfilters #lfof #LITSYBUDDYREAD

Jennifer3 I am working to catch up today! @Jess7 thank you for allowing me to be part of this group this year! It has enriched my reading life!!! 4y
RaimeyGallant I think the title is brilliant, and I don't think I mentioned that in the first discussion. (edited) 4y
RaimeyGallant I read this some time ago, but from what I remember, I was a little disappointed in the guy saves girl aspect of the ending. This said, I liked that the last chapter was a realistic resolution to the romance. 4y
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Currey @RaimeyGallant I agree with you about the title. Maya is such a typical American young woman, really more consumed with peer pressure, crushes and exercising adult freedoms slightly before she is ready for them. The title somehow captures the political time and time of life 4y
mrp27 I'm really torn about this one. I liked it enough but it just didn't hit the mark for me. I liked Maya and was annoyed by her at the same time. Second half of the book was definitely less fluffy from the first half. 4y
theokiereader I remember someone saying last time that they were disappointed in the book because they wanted to have more insight into what it‘s like to be a Muslim in America. However, I think that was the entire point of the book— Maya didn‘t want to be a Muslim in America, she wanted to be an American teenager. Everyone around her wanted to label her as something, whether it be a terrorist, a “good Muslim girl,” or a daughter in need of protecting because.. 4y
theokiereader ...of her heritage. Maya just wanted to be a normal teenager with a boyfriend (and a boyfriend she liked for reasons other than the fact that he was an “acceptable” match). In a world where everyone was labeling her as a Muslim, she just wanted to be Maya. 4y
CoffeeNBooks @mrp27 I agree! That's exactly how I feel about it. I feel like it's more of a surface story, even for YA. I was thinking about what my students would say about it if they read it, and I think they would enjoy it, but would want to know more. 4y
mrp27 @CoffeeNBooks Glad it's just not me! 4y
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LitsyBuddyRead
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Checkout the post marked SPOILER following this post to join in on the final discussion of #lovehateandotherfilters!

If you‘re caught up please join in. If you‘re not, just add your thoughts whenever you are! Be sure to tag others when you comment so they will be notified of your comments. #lhof #litsybuddyread

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CoffeeNBooks
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I just finished this #LitsyBuddyRead. I liked the premise of the story, but felt like it wasn't as well-developed as it could have been. Maya is a Muslim-American who has to deal with the cultural expectations of her parents, who came to America from India. Maya wants to choose who she dates, where she goes to college, & her career path. Her parents don't agree. Unfortunately, she also has to deal with racism directed at her & her family. @Jess7

Trashcanman Merry Christmas Harper. Thank you for the gift as for your support and kindness. Truly. 4y
CoffeeNBooks @Trashcanman Merry Christmas George! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day! 4y
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Currey
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Mehso-so

A quick bright writing style in a thoughtful Teen tale with a Muslim MC. I am making it a pick for diversity and tackling sone issue about not being welcome in the land where you were born. So-so in terms of overall for me but I do not read much YA. #litsybuddyread

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LitsyBuddyRead
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The first open discussion begins now. Remember no spoilers beyond the first half (we read through chapter 11).

Go to the discussion post (marked spoiler) to begin discussing anything related to those first 11 chapters.

#lovehateandotherfilters #lhof #litsybuddyread

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Open discussion begins now... Discuss here 👇🏼

#lovehateanotherfilters #lhof
#LitsyBuddyRead

LitsyBuddyRead How is everyone enjoying the book so far? 4y
CoffeeNBooks I like it so far, and it's interesting to see how Maya navigates the differences between what she wants in life vs. what her parents want for her. 4y
britt_brooke I finished this a couple of days ago and wasn‘t a fan of the style, but I did like the story. In the first portion, I really liked the relationship between Maya and her aunt. She needed an ally and I appreciate that Ahmed made it a strong female relative who defied cultural expectations. I like Kareem‘s role, too. How are you liking it so far @Jess7 ? 4y
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Currey I enjoyed the book for the Young Adult tensions between Maya and her parents and her sweet and simple take on crushes. I felt that Maya‘s relationship with her aunt gave a nice window into what a woman could be in the world. However, up to Chapter 11, it is missing some of the things I was hoping for in a book about Muslims living in the US. To Maya, it isn‘t about how to practice her religion but how to work around her parents. 4y
Jennifer3 I agree with CoffeeNBooks. It is cool to see how Maya handles things. 4y
CoffeeNBooks The only thing that I'm having a hard time with in this section is Maya's relationship with Kareem. Did they really hit it off right away, and he's also super cool with her ending things? Or does he have ulterior motives and he's using her to look good to his parents, in the same way she was sort of using him to look good to her parents? 4y
CoffeeNBooks @britt_brooke @Currey I agree with you both about Maya's relationship with her aunt. I like that she has an ally in her very independent aunt. 4y
RaimeyGallant I finished the book a few months ago. It's hard for me to discuss without spoilers for those who haven't finished it. :) I like that the book did as well as it did. I like that this Muslim story is in the mainstream. I don't love how money is valued by Maya. She seems entitled, but maybe I don't understand an American child's expectations regarding their parents' money, because I live in Canada, where uni is subsidized. 4y
RaimeyGallant Overall, I feel like this book is a step forward for acceptance of diversity and a step backward for gender equality. Can't win 'em all. :) 4y
britt_brooke @RaimeyGallant Interesting thoughts. I can see where you‘re coming from. 4y
britt_brooke @CoffeeNBooks My thoughts on Kareem are that his folks were forcing the relationship in the same way Maya‘s were. They were both bystanders that want to make their parents happy but ultimately both knew they were better as friends; even if Maya was the one who came out and said it first. (edited) 4y
mrp27 I'm enjoying it so far but was expecting something a littler more heavy. I haven't read beyond page 137 but I know there is something big coming. Wonder if the next half will have more depth. I'm reminded a bit of the book When a Dimple Met Rishi. 4y
RaimeyGallant @mrp27 There is something heavy coming. 4y
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Maya, an Indian-American Muslim teenager and aspiring filmmaker, shows us what it‘s like to exist in her overbearing family, and in America, where ignorance often reins supreme. I read this rather quickly because I loved the teen life aspect, but I thought the way the “horrific crime” was presented made the book feel disjointed. I liked the story, but not the style.

#litsybuddyread

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CoffeeNBooks
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If you're reading this book, join @Jess7 tomorrow for the discussion! I really like this book so far, so I'm looking forward to talking about it!
@Lovesbooks87 Want to join the discussion?

Lovesbooks87 Sure! Sounds like fun! 4y
Jess7 Thanks!! 4y
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LitsyBuddyRead
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Here is the reading schedule for our December #LitsyBuddyRead. Please like and share to spread the word. Will you be joining?

#lovehateandotherfilters #samiraahmed #lhof #LITSYBUDDYREAD

Currey I finished the whole book but will join the discussion and keep my comments tomorrow to only the 1st half. 4y
Pamwurtzler I can‘t join this week but will for the final discussion! 4y
theokiereader I‘d like to join when it begins! 4y
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Jess7
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Hey Litsy Buddy Readers! It‘s been a hectic month, but this is just a reminder that our first discussion of our December read will be held tomorrow at 3 pm EST.

Please LIKE and repost to spread the word. 🤗🤗 Thank you!

I apologize for getting the schedule put together late this month. If you‘re not caught up, just join in when you are.

#LoveHateAndOtherFilters #LHOF #LitsyBuddyRead

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Lovesbooks87
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Maya Aziz is a Muslim American teenager just trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life after high school. She finally has everything figured out when an event she had nothing to do with derails all her plans and she has to learn how to deal with the hatred of other people's actions. My heart broke for Maya and everything she had to deal with. Thanks @CoffeeNBooks for sending me this book. I really enjoyed it. Powerful message!

CoffeeNBooks I'm so glad you liked it! I borrowed a copy of it from the library, and I'm about 1/4 of the way through. I like it so far! 4y
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Lovesbooks87
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I came home with a surprise Amazon package today. Harper thank you so much for the books and chocolate. I almost bought both books a couple of days ago. It was so sweet of you to think of me!

CoffeeNBooks I'm so glad they got there! Thank you for your friendship and kindness! I'm so glad we crossed paths through Litsy! 💙 4y
tammysue That‘s so sweet! 4y
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holarosarita
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Surprise!terrorism came a bit out of left field, but other than that it was an enjoyable little coming-of-age/teen romance

britt_brooke I just finished this. I liked it, but it felt almost like two separate books. 4y
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holarosarita
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Can‘t keep me out of that YA section (or that junk food aisle).

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Who is planning to join me in December for the FINAL #LitsyBuddyRead of 2018? 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ This book is only 276 pages, but I‘ve heard it packs in a lot to discuss! 🤗

Comment and let me know if you‘re in! I‘ll be putting together the reading schedule this week. If you‘re planning to start it now, just know we will divide the book roughly in half so that we can have two Sunday discussions.

Would you prefer final discussion on 12/23 or 12/30?

Jess7 @britt_brooke I hope you will join — I think you will like this one! 4y
theokiereader I‘m in! 4y
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CoffeeNBooks Yes! I just downloaded it from the library, so I'm in! 4y
AmyG I am not going to make it this month. But I am in for January! 4y
britt_brooke I just placed a hold on it and should get it soon, so go ahead and count me in. 23rd works best for me because we‘ll be traveling on the 30th. 4y
Karkar Not for this one, keep me on for the January pick. 4y
sweetpealsd I‘m in! 4y
mcctrish Just put a hold on it at the library and I could have it before the weekend 🎉I‘m in 4y
RaimeyGallant I've read it and would love to participate in the discussions. 4y
Currey I‘m in and would rather have the second discussion after the holiday but will work with the schedule either way. @Jess7 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the tag! I am not joining in Dec. Where do I see the list of your buddy reads for next year? (or the next couple of months). 4y
mrp27 I'm in. I just need to pick up my hold at the library. 4y
Jennifer3 I‘m in and I say we do last discussion 12/30. Thanks for all you do to organize our monthly book club! @Jess7 (edited) 4y
Pamwurtzler I‘m in!! Thanks for the tag. 4y
Cinfhen Not me, but thanks for the tag 4y
Jaayimee I put a hold on it. We‘ll see if I get it in time to join in. 4y
Avanders Oooh... I'm really going to make an effort to not have so many books on my plate in 2019... so I can join in these fun things! Unfortunately I have to pass this year 🙁 4y
Jazruiz.2014 I‘d love to. I‘ve never done a #LitsyBuddyRead 4y
Mowen036 I‘m gonna try!! 4y
britt_brooke My hold just became available. When‘s the first discussion? I‘ll do my best to catch up. 4y
Jess7 I‘m going to do the 16th and the 30th. I‘ve have the worst ear infection and I doubt I‘ll get it read by this Sunday. I‘m sorry the last discussion is when you will be traveling, but it just worked out that way with the holidays. @britt_brooke 4y
britt_brooke @Jess7 The dates are no problem. I‘ll just pop on when I can. Feel better! 4y
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