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Amerikanah
Amerikanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ifemelu en Obinze zijn hevig verliefd op elkaar. Hun geluk wordt wreed verstoord wanneer zij hun land Nigeria wegens de militaire dictatuur moeten verlaten. De mooie, zelfverzekerde Ifemelu gaat in Amerika studeren. Ze ontmoet daar nieuwe mensen, knoopt vriendschappen aan, maar krijgt ook te maken met vernederingen en tegenslag. Obinze besluit naar Londen te gaan en komt terecht in de illegaliteit, een leven waarop zijn burgerlijke opvoeding hem niet heeft voorbereid. Hij keert jaren later terug naar Nigeria, waar intussen een democratisch bewind heerst. Ifemelu keert eveneens terug naar haar vaderland, dat net zozeer veranderd is als zij. Wanneer hun liefde opnieuw opbloeit, worden Ifemelu en Obinze geconfronteerd met de grootste uitdaging van hun leven.
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Stacypatrice
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Next up from a random TBR pick, “Americanah,” a much anticipated read and gift from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘

“The beekeeper” 💔While the evils of man cracked my heart a dozen times while reading this, there was still a beauty in those who risk their life to help another human being simply because people aren‘t lost yet, hearts still want to do what is kind and Godly, there is hope. Please let there alway be hope.

sudi I loved Americanah, hope you like it too 😊 1w
Mitch You‘re in for a treat! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read my copy!! 1w
NeedsMoreBooks Enjoyed this one 💖 7d
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Santie
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A problematic love story that put me in a difficult position. Made me question my values. Made me realize there is a fine line between Right and Wrong. Ifemelu and Obinze were torn apart by circumstance, years later when they meet again in their home country, Obinze is married and has a child. But the two lovers choose each other. Fascinating, gripping, well written. 08/10 👏

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Ferihearted
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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The only love story I think I could handle at this point in my life.

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Santie
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Progress

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Santie
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I listened to the Tedtalk ‘We Should All Be Feminists‘ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I really enjoyed it so I went to buy the book. I also bought The Thing Around Your Neck but did not enjoy it, I never finished it. But I decided to give one of her novels another try and I got this one. I am not yet through but it has been good thus far. The story is one I can relate to. #epic read

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typhlax
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My fave person.

Nute She is brilliant! 2w
typhlax @Nute Yeah she is. 2w
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teresareads
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Took me ages to get around to this, and it is a great book. Still feels relevant. https://shelflove.wordpress.com/2019/12/29/americanah-2/

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K.Wielechowski
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Follows the lives of a couple from Nigeria as they try to get out into the world, drift apart, return home, and find each other again.
Amazing story about the immigrant struggle in the US and England and how differently it can play out.

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perfectsinner
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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perfectsinner
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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100 pages in. I don't know how to feel about it yet, but I'm still reading.. so here's hoping it'll get me out of my slump. It's definitely unlike anything I've ever read before, as an American white woman. It's interesting to read about a culture I know nothing about.
Has anyone read? Thoughts?!

SamAnne I really enjoyed it. The ending was a bit too pat for me but the journey as great. 1mo
perfectsinner @SamAnne thanks for sharing your thoughts! It seems like an interesting journey so far, for sure 1mo
Rachel.Rencher I definitely enjoyed it. The hair salon scene when she's haggling for the price of her braids stayed with me for some reason 1mo
perfectsinner Thanks 🙂 1mo
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Amandajoy
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My #top10ofthedecade #fictionedition. Sorting through the books I read the last 10 (!) years showed me I read some great books. These are the ones that seemed to stick with me the most.

Cinfhen I can‘t believe I forgot to add it!!!!! 1mo
WomanistBibliophile Americanah, Homegoing, and Dietland are three of my all-time favourites too! I think Dietland is underrated 1mo
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Kalalalatja Love Pullman and Zafón ? 1mo
Amandajoy @Cinfhen it was definitely an underrated book! 1mo
Amandajoy @WomanistBibliophile I want to stand on the street and hand it to any woman who says she needs to go on a diet. 1mo
Amandajoy @Kalalalatja I tried to get a quote from His Dark Materials into my wedding this year, but ended up with one from Neil Gaiman instead. 1mo
jillrhudy Another Lonesome Dove! 1mo
Kalalalatja Another fantastic author! 👌 1mo
Reggie I loved Dietland!!! 1mo
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plemmdog
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I was lucky enough to hear Adichie speak at my institution two weeks ago. An engaging and powerful speaker. Finally made it through 588 pages and loved it, though still mixed feelings about the ending. Anyone else?

perfectsinner Just starting this one.. 100 pages in. I can't tell how I feel about it yet. It's interesting to read about a culture I know nothing about, though. 1mo
plemmdog @perfectsinner it took me a while to get into it, and it slowed in places, but her writing mostly still kept me engaged. 1mo
perfectsinner Thanks! I will stick with it. 1mo
rachelm I loved this! Need to reread to remember the ending. 4w
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jen_the_scribe
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Here's my next listen, interested in the love story and the eye opening racial issues.

Scochrane26 I LOVE this book. 2mo
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IndoorDame
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Ngozi Adichie is an author I continually like. She‘s sharp and unapologetic, and writes with a type of honesty we need more of. This was a smart commentary on the immigrant experience. There‘s oftentimes a tendency to exaggerate both the majesty and the hardship of home when you‘re away from it. I was impressed with Ifemelu‘s mitigated memories of Nigeria when she was in America, and vice versa. It made her a very reliable narrator.

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LibrarianBecky
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Finally finished .. only took 2 months lol! Great read .. look up the author she does some great TED talks.

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ElectricKatyLand
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Engrossing. Follows two Nigerians who were in love as teenagers as they leave home, (im)migrate to the US and UK, and eventually re-connect in Lagos 10+ years later. Adichie's writing is beautiful and immersive. Looking forward to discussing this one with our book club!

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SW-T
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Lupita Nyong‘o and Danai Gurira‘s planned adaptation of the novel “Americanah” has received a straight-to-series order at HBO Max.

HBO Max has given the limited series a 10-episode order. Nyong‘o will star in the series, with Gurira writing the pilot and serving as showrunner.

#bookstofilm

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ValerieAndBooks
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A few dropped threads & an abrupt conclusion kept this overall well-written novel from being great in structure. But there is much food for thought here which I‘m still digesting, so it‘s a pick. Lots to think about (& discuss) regarding race relations. I thought about my and others‘ experiences of being Deaf (& that being white & Deaf is “easier” than being black & Deaf). I wonder if author Adichie is more intersectional in general elsewhere.

Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this one. 3mo
HOTPock3tt ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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ValerieAndBooks @Reviewsbylola it definitely is was a compelling read; still thinking about it!! 3mo
kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 3mo
Soubhiville Logged 🤗 3mo
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ValerieAndBooks
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My library hold for this just became available! So I‘ll start this for #authoramonth , before reading her *Purple Hibiscus* which I already own.

CafeMom I really loved this book. 3mo
Soubhiville I love this one. Enjoy! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @CafeMom @Soubhiville it‘s off to a promising start 👍! 3mo
Tanisha_A I love love this book! 3mo
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Soubhiville
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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It‘s almost October #AuthorAMonth Readers! Have you got your Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie books chosen yet? I highly recommend Americanah if you haven‘t read it.

Want to join us?

There‘s one more day to get your VE Schwab reviews in. Don‘t forget to use the hashtag and also tag me to be sure I get you entered on the spreadsheet.

New leader: @BookwormAHN with 5 books read.

There will be a prize book for the most books read by mid December.

BookwormAHN I'm thinking of reading Americanah 😺 4mo
DivineDiana I have read Americanah and agree it‘s a good one! She looks beautiful in your photo! ❤️ 4mo
CareBear She‘s coming to CT at the end of this month, so the timing on this is perfect! She‘s one of my favorite authors and I only have left of hers I haven‘t read yet; I‘ve been saving it! 4mo
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CareBear Can you tag me going forward, too? I‘d like to join in! 4mo
Soubhiville @carebear yes! I‘m adding you to my spreadsheet right now 😁 4mo
ValerieAndBooks I don‘t think I‘m going to finish anything by VE Schwab this month 😔. Although she‘s well-loved, I don‘t think she‘s for me. I do have Adichie‘s Purple Hibiscus in my TBR so I‘ll definitely start that in October! Hoping to find Half of a Yellow Sun soon, because it‘s on the 1001 Books list. 4mo
Soubhiville @ValerieAndBooks that‘s ok! I‘m reading Purple Hibiscus this month too. I‘ve been meaning to read it for some time. 😊 4mo
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Eggbeater
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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2nd book for the #24B4Monday #readathon completed

There are some good, hard truths about racism and immigration in this book that I needed to hear. A few sections felt slightly drawn out, but I was really invested in the characters and I learned a lot about modern Nigeria.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 Going great. 👏👏👏 4mo
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Eggbeater
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"Racism should never have happened and so you don't get a cookie for reducing it." --Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanh

BAM! Some good, hard truths in this book.

#24B4Monday #readathon

LoverofLit This my first read of hers and I loved it so much! 4mo
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MrBook
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Today‘s author spotlight: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! The 41-year-old was born in the Nigerian university town of Nsukka, the 5th of 6 children in an Igbo family. Her family lost nearly everything in the Nigerian Civil War, including her grandfathers. She graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University, and got further degrees from Johns Hopkins and Yale. She has a daughter. #AuthorPotpourri #TheMoreYouKnow

Amiable Psst ... it‘s Eastern Connecticut State University. Not East. (I used to work there, and they are very proud of their famous alumna. 🙂) (edited) 4mo
MrBook @Amiable Duly notes and corrected! 😁 4mo
Megara Oh! I spent a semester at Eastern! I didn‘t know she graduated from there. @TheBookDream 4mo
ljuliel Beautiful .. I have yet to read any of this author‘s books. Great idea, Mr Book, to pick an author a day to spotlight. Might give us some new ideas 💡 (edited) 4mo
MrBook @ljuliel 😁🤗 4mo
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Zoes_Human
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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FFS I‘ve checked a book out of the library that I already owned. 😂😂🤣

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Zoes_Human
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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It has been a long time since I've sunk into a book containing prose this rich & dense with meaning & imagery. I had forgotten its capacity of literary fiction for realness and complexity.

This was a luxurious read. I savored it over the course of fifteen days—pausing often to examine a revelation, to relish an especially apt turn of phrase, or to simply close my eyes and envision the images painted by her words.

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Zoes_Human
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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“He took her hand in his, both clasped on the table, and between them silence grew, an ancient silence that they both knew. She was inside this silence and she was safe.”

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Zoes_Human
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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“The best thing about America is that it gives you space. I like that. I like that you buy into the dream, it‘s a lie but you buy into it and that‘s all that matters.”

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Zoes_Human
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A little R & R & R with Caribbean food and a lovely malbec

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Schlinkles
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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September‘s feminist book club pick, this has been on my shelf for a while.

Megabooks So good!! 5mo
lauren.lerner Amazing book!! 5mo
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Zoes_Human
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A perfect Sunday

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Zoes_Human
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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“... she was a person who denied things were as they were. A person who had to spread the cloak of religion over her own petty desires.”

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Zoes_Human
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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It‘s been a hot minute since I‘ve sunk into something with prose this dense and rich. This is going to be a long, leisurely read.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5mo
Zoes_Human @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 5mo
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sojalattens
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Meet Wilson. He has been my reading companion for five years now. Here he is using one of my absolute favorite books Americanah. There is something about the way Chimamanda writes that makes me fall in love with all of her books. she has a certain way of describing the surroundings that make it feel like you are right there.

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notreallyelaine
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Got a little lost in this book. ROMANTIC - can‘t decide if it was refreshingly or predictably so.

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OriginalCyn620
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Admittedly, I haven‘t read tons of books set in #Africa, but this one was great! The author paints a great picture of life in Nigeria. #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have this one on my shelf!!! 💗 6mo
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Pam.Kokomo
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Mehso-so

Mixed on this one and I‘m not sure why. Adichie is a talented writer, the narrator was great, and I feel like I learned so much, but there were a few times where I just didn‘t care anymore, especially toward the end.

llawela Agree. Loved it, but maybe needed a heavier handed editor? 6mo
Mixele Yes,it was the same for me. I had a hard time getting through it. Too many tangents. Irl I‘d probably be friends with Ifemelu but in the story I didn‘t really care so much, and just when I did care, some blog post or side story draws my interest away. 5mo
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MelKelsey
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Americanah is a meaty, satisfying novel about a Nigerian woman's transition to the US and then back again to Nigeria. It will challenge your views about race as it highlights the experience of immigrants. It is extremely well-written; you will feel like you had been starving for substantive literature. The vocabulary is rich and the insights are piercing. The end read more like a memoir than a novel; the writing less demanding. A favorite!

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Emilymdxn
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My #top6reads for the year so far! This was SO hard to put together, I‘ve read a lot of very good books! Love this hashtag it‘s so interesting seeing what everyone‘s picked

Caterina Americanah 😍😍😍 I just started the audiobook of There There! And I loved Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, so I super want to read Lanny! 7mo
marleed Oh There There was so close to my top 6. I just think it‘s an important book! 7mo
MelissaSue81 Oh shoot! I didn‘t have Americanah on my top 6! I think I should have!! 7mo
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Cinfhen I agree, I‘m loving the diversity in everyone‘s choices!!!! And I‘m getting great ideas to frame the rest of my reading year 7mo
Kalalalatja I need to get my hands on Lanny at some point! 7mo
vivastory Crime & Punishment was on my best of 2018 list. Wonderful choices! 7mo
Megabooks Americanah 🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
erank58 Lanny has been on my radar but haven't heard alot of people talking about it---now I'm really excited to get my hands on it! 7mo
Emilymdxn @caterina I found grief is the thing with feathers a bit too weird when I tried it and I gave up, but then I was trying it just after I finished exams so not the time probably. I need to give it another try 7mo
Emilymdxn @marleed i agree it‘s something that deserves to have a huge impact, we need a lot more books like that and I hope publishers will take note 7mo
Emilymdxn @MelissaSue81 @Megabooks I felt like americanah couldn‘t live up to the hype and then it just astonished me! Even better than the hype! 7mo
Emilymdxn @Cinfhen me too! I love seeing what everyone picked 7mo
Emilymdxn @vivastory it was so much better than I expected! 7mo
Emilymdxn @TheEllieMo here it is! 7mo
TheEllieMo Ooh, Lanny - that‘s one I was going to totally avoid but a member of my book club, who has similar taste to me, said he enjoyed it. I think I‘m going to have to add it to the TBR pile 7mo
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MelKelsey
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Reading on my back while my boys play at the park.

hermyknee Cool photo! 7mo
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Emilymdxn
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I tried so hard to narrow it down to a top 10 to mark halfway through 2019 and I just couldn‘t! So this was a top 13 but became a top 14 when I realised I just couldn‘t bring myself to cut Thomas Hardy out.

I‘ve read a lot of great things this year - lil bit behind on my goodreads challenge. I didn‘t manage to make it last year so I really really really want to make it ground and crack the challenge this year. I‘m very competitive with myself!

sarahbarnes Great list! 7mo
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Emilymdxn
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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It‘s June wrap up time! Slightly fewer than some other months and im getting behind on my goodreads challenge (the horror 😨) but I‘ve been sick and on holiday so eh.

Americanah was definitely my absolute standout this month, probably one of the best novels I‘ve ever read. If anything else beats it out for best book of the year that‘ll be a good book indeed!

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MelKelsey
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A beautiful description of love!

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MelKelsey
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I love this comparison of books to cotton candy, "so easily evaporated from... tongue's memory".

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MelKelsey
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The writing is cleverly funny!

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MelKelsey
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First sentence. A long, meaty one. This book has potential!

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Emilymdxn
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How did I wait this long to read this?? Absolutely one of the best novels I‘ve read this year, probably ever. Ifemelu is incredible, the way she thinks, changes, acts in ways I feel I understand so well even tho she‘s in circumstances I‘ve never been in. The supporting characters and bit parts who were barely in it were all so well observed and meaningful. How does CNA describe places and societies so well with such small details? Breathtaking

BarbaraBB Stellar review. I have this one on my shelves, must get to it soon! 7mo
Amiable Loved this book so much! Glad to see you did too! 7mo
Theaelizabet Couldn‘t agree more. A top read for the year in which I read it. 7mo
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Emilymdxn
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This book makes me wish so much I didn‘t have to work, or do errands, or do shopping ever I literally only want to read it. Yes I dog-ear don‘t @ me 😭

KathyWheeler Loved this book. 7mo
wanderinglynn I feel you. I just want to read. 📚And drink coffee. ☕️ And pet puppies. 🐶 😉 7mo
saresmoore Preach. 7mo
Susannah Same! 7mo
Stacypatrice @wanderinglynn - You nailed it!!!!! 7mo
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Emilymdxn
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Lunchtime reading! I‘m officially in love with Americanah, this is a phenomenal book though I‘m still quite near the beginning - it‘s very long in quite small print.

saresmoore I really enjoyed it to the end. In hindsight, it didn‘t seem long. 7mo
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Emilymdxn
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Next up! This has been on my shelf about five years but I‘m trying to read through my backlist so I can give more books away before I move out of my parents house. Need to clear so much out, I don‘t like being surrounded by stacks and stacks of unread books. I‘ve been meaning to read it so much but the length put me off as thick physical books can make my wrists hurt badly (carpal tunnel 😰) but I‘ll see how I go!

Amiable This is such a great book! 7mo
Theaelizabet Loved this book! 7mo
Caterina Loved this book! It was my first #blameitonlitsy purchase and I immediately read it, back in 2016. It kicked off my intentional diverse reading, my reading of current lit that isn't "classic" yet, and was the first book I read with a chapter about black hair, which I have now encountered in so many books. Honestly between this book and reading Evicted for class the same fall, it was the beginning of a new era in my life. Hope you enjoy it! ? 7mo
Ruthiella You need to get a book buddy book pillow. I have one and it works great for when you need to give your hands/wrists a break! PS I also loved this title. Hope you do too.😀 7mo
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