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AnneCecilie
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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This book tells the story of 12 very different people-mostly women, mostly black. They‘re also mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and colleagues. As the story progress they may be more connected than first believed.

Beautifully written with hardly any punctuations that gives the story a certain flow.

I think this is a story that will stay with me.

My 8th book from the Booker Longlist and my 4th for #ABookAWeek hosted by @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!! You did it! Congratulations 🎉👏🎉 1mo
charl08 Loved this! 1mo
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AnneCecilie
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I finished this on Sunday, but needed time to let it sink, because that ENDING.

In the 1st part we meet Saul Adler in 1988. He‘s hit by a car as he crosses the road, but he gets up and continue his day and future plans as nothing happened. In the 2nd part there‘s a time jump to 2016, and Saul‘s been in another car accident (?) and everything you thought you knew from the 1st part, are questioned.

A book about family, siblings and the truth

AnneCecilie My seventh book from the Booker Longlist and my third for #ABookAWeek hosted by @TheReadingMermaid 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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This book was exactly what I needed, fast paced and intriguing characters.

“Ayoola summons me with these words-Korede, I killed him.
I had hoped I would never hear those words again.”

With a beginning that like that, it‘s impossible not to get hooked on the story.

It‘s about family dynamics and sisters, and consequences from physical abuse.

My 6th book from the Booker Longlist and my 2nd for #ABookAWeek hosted by @TheReadingMermaid

Jenken1998 I enjoyed this one too! 2mo
cleoh So good! 2mo
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AnneCecilie
Night Boat to Tangier | Kevin Barry
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Algeciras 2018, two old gangsters, Charlie and Maurice, are sitting on a bench at the boat terminal, waiting on the boat from Tangier. They‘re waiting on Maurice‘s daughter, Dilly, to show up. Dilly‘s been missing for 3 yrs, and they‘ve heard rumors that she‘ll show up on this terminal. As Charlie and Maurice are waiting, they start thinking about the past and how they made it to this moment.

My 5th book from the Booker Longlist.

AnneCecilie This is my 1st read for #ABookAWeek @TheReadingMermaid 2mo
charl08 Another fan of this one: beautifully written. 2mo
BarbaraBB It didn‘t work for me. None of my current reads seem to work for me ☺️ 2mo
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AnneCecilie @charl08 I know. There was just something about the writing that drew me into this story about two very unlikely characters. 2mo
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB Maybe you are just in the mood for something other than reading? Before joining Litsy, I didn‘t know that there was a thing called reading slumps, but I have always had periods where I read less, and watch more TV, do puzzles or something else. Sometime soon you‘ll find a book that work again. 2mo
BarbaraBB Thanks! I do think I will find that book soon. For now I‘ve decided to skip reading the Booker shortlist. Somehow it doesn‘t work for me this year. I‘ll follow your thoughts though! 💕 2mo
Onioons I'm excited for this one! 2mo
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Addicted2Read
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bought mini gold mine today. Started with “The Memory Bible” by Gary Small. It seems a fascinating read so far. I‘m challenging myself to read a book a week. Would definitely be looking for tips from ya‘ll on how to read more.
#thememorybible
#challenge
#ABookAWeek

Kaye Welcome 💕 6mo
Addicted2Read @Kaye thank you. 👍🏻 6mo
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Samplergal
Piece of the World | Christina Baker Kline
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I really enjoyed this book. It‘s a fictionalized version of Andrew Wyeth‘s most famous work. Great character development throughout. Would highly recommend for those of you who liked her Orphan Train. #abookaweek. #3

Eggs Loved this 1y
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Samplergal
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This was a wonderful true crime book. If you are at all interested in the Golden State Killer case, this is a must read. The back story is that her husband and partner pieced this book together with the editor, after the author died. 4⭐️. Reminds me how I miss a true crime book! #abookaweek #2

Cathythoughts Great review. Fascinating book ... so well written. 1y
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Samplergal
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After a few really heavy books, I need a different type of book. I started this last evening. I know I‘m late to read this, but I‘m glad it‘s helped capture this monster. #abookaweek #2

Cathythoughts Great book 👍🏻 1y
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The Fishermen: A Novel | Chigozie Obioma
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#abookaweek. #TwoinThree #3. Just starting this for a book club!

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RebelReader
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This way just okay for me. I didn‘t hate it, but I didn‘t love it either. It‘s my first book by this author so I may try her again. I liked the feminist themes, but I‘m not sure I liked Greer or Faith all that much. I think Zee was my favorite character. Of the five that I read for the #makemereadit challenge this was my least favorite. However, all five were picks for me so it was a good reading month for me! 😃

parasolofdoom Oh man, I COMPLETELY forgot that challenge until just now 😂. Oops 1y
RebelReader @parasolofdoom You can try another challenge hosted by @TheReadingMermaid in September. You only have to read #abookaweek! 😜 1y
Reggie I thought it was weird but in a book about feminism and women my favorite character was Cory. 1y
RebelReader @Reggie I liked him too. It was pointed out to Greer that he was the ultimate feminist so your choice is right on point! 1y
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