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alisiakae
Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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I really loved this book. I loved the intersectional feminism, and I‘m always a sucker for a book ghat pulls in progressive politics. Not my first book that incorporates the gentrification of Brooklyn (Pride by Ibi Zoboi!) but this felt like a true testimony. It pulls from current events and activism, and the sacrifices/choices that are sometimes made. Definitely recommend!

#booked2022 #newin2022
#pop22 #Latinxauthor
#20in4

Sophronisba I loved this one, too. 8mo
alisiakae @Sophronisba except for the mother. Couldn't stand her, and kind of wanted to reach through the book and slap her. 8mo
BarbaraBB Great review! 8mo
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Cinfhen Nice review, lovely photo 😄 8mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 8mo
alisiakae @BarbaraBB thanks! 8mo
alisiakae @Cinfhen when I realized my flowers matched the cover, I had to include them in some way! 8mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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I think I've chosen the books I'm going to take with me to Italy 💚🤍🧡

Pickles has just slobbered all over Call me by your name 😠 but I think these are suitable reads!

#pop22 - a book with mirror on the cover
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @KarenUK @Megabooks @Cortg @4thhouseontheleft @Laughterhp @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain

If you can think of prompts that Evelyn Hugo & Call me by your name fit, even better! 😊

jenniferw88 I've put Evelyn Hugo down for #latinxauthor 9mo
squirrelbrain Can‘t think of anything for those two…. 🤔 9mo
The_Penniless_Author Nice! I've got to narrow down my Spain book list to a single choice, but I think I've done it. 9mo
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Branwen Those are GREAT choices! 😍 9mo
Soubhiville I really loved Evelyn Hugo! 9mo
Soubhiville When is your trip? I think Italy will be our main destination for our vacation next summer. 😊 9mo
BarbaraBB Good holiday reads I think. Where will you be going in Italy? 9mo
Cortg Oooh, have fun! Looks like great book choices! 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 Thanks for the suggestion! 😊 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain I'm way behind on my #pop22 challenge because I keep getting distracted by other books 😅 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author What are you taking?? 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen Thanks! I'm looking forward to them! 😊 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Soubhiville I've heard great things about Evelyn Hugo! @Soubhiville @BarbaraBB I'm going on Tuesday to Milan & Como 😁 I've been to Italy a couple of times, but not these places yet! Have a couple of friends who live in Como so will be nice to see them! 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Cortg Thanks! It'll be good to have something to read on the plane! 9mo
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead True Grit. I liked the movie, and I loved the one Charles Portis novel I've read (Masters of Atlantis), so it seemed like a safe choice. I'll only be reading in the plane, so one book should be good enough 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author Oh nice! I haven't read many Westerns - just The Son (which was good) and The Sisters' Brothers (which was amazing because it made me feel like I was in Red Dead Redemption again!) I've also been recommended Lonesome Dove... 🤔 I probably won't need more than one book, but the others are emergency books... you know... just in case!! 🤣 9mo
Cinfhen Have fun!!!! Enjoy 🫶🏼 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Cinfhen Thanks!!! 😁😁 9mo
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KathrynElise
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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BookBelle84
Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I enjoyed this, just not quite as much as Mexican Gothic. I think I was hoping for more out of the setting, it wasn't as immersive as I envisioned from the blurb on the back and I didn't really buy the romance. Overall still a unique tale in a world I would have liked to dive a little deeper into. #pop22 #popsugar #latinxauthor

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Megabooks
Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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A sunny day, a napping dog, a good book = perfection!

Like @KarenUK I loved Olga as a character. Refreshing and real, she made decisions I could definitely relate to. She‘s driven and doesn‘t let anyone close because her mother abandoned her. When her mother pops up fighting for an independent Puerto Rico after Maria, her and her Congressman brother‘s lives are thrown into turmoil. I loved her big extended family and the man she meets, Matteo.

AmyG What a sweet, content dog. 12mo
CBee Hi pup pup 😘👋🏻 12mo
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Soubhiville Aw, sweet photo. Soaking up that sunshine! 12mo
RaeLovesToRead Great photo! 😊 12mo
TrishB She looks so like my Sansa there 🐶♥️ 12mo
Gissy So cute🐶💖 12mo
squirrelbrain Great review, and blissed out pup! ❤️ 12mo
rachelsbrittain Look at that cute pup 😍 12mo
Cortg Awe. I‘m looking forward to this read! 12mo
Cinfhen The book looks thicker than sweet Miss M 💜 12mo
KarenUK She is just too cute! 😍 12mo
kspenmoll Look at Molly hugging your book! Great review! 12mo
Hooked_on_books Great picture! 12mo
Megabooks @kspenmoll she only likes me reading on sunny days because otherwise she wants to be in my lap! 😂 12mo
UwannaPublishme How sweet! ❤️ 12mo
Megabooks @UwannaPublishme thanks! 💜 12mo
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Cinfhen
L.A. Weather | Maria Amparo Escandon
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I wasn‘t expecting to like this book as much as I did. It follows a year ( each chapter covers one month) of the Alvarado family. Oscar, the patriarch is a born & bred Angeleno of Mexican descent, who comes from a line of prosperous ranchers/farmers. Oscar understands & respects the importance of weather & all of its implications. His wife & 3 daughters take most things for granted, as each has achieved levels of success. 👇🏼

Cinfhen The book opens with a life changing event, which then escalates. A lot occurs in this one year, but sometimes life throws shit at you. Umm, hello 2020!! #Booked2022 #AboutSisters #Pop22 #LatinxAuthor @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @KarenUK @Cortg @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @Kalalalatja 12mo
Cinfhen Good audio narration 🙌🏻🎧💜 12mo
TrishB Just 2020 😁 12mo
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BarbaraBB Oh 2020. 😊 12mo
Megabooks Glad you liked it more than I did. 👍🏻👍🏻💜 12mo
Cinfhen Yeah, this book is set in 2016 with the arrival of a Trump Presidency @BarbaraBB @TrishB and it kind of ends on a cliffhanger so I‘m curious if the author will write a sequel. I‘d be totally open to that but not sure if @Megabooks would 😁 12mo
BarbaraBB I think I‘ll like it. #stacked 12mo
Cinfhen I do think you‘d like it @BarbaraBB it‘s not OUTSTANDING but definitely compelling. It would make for a great TV series. (edited) 12mo
Megabooks Lol no 😂😂 12mo
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Cinfhen
L.A. Weather | Maria Amparo Escandon
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I‘ve seen lots of mixed reviews but so far I‘m intrigued. I like that the mom is of Mexican Jewish decent. I have several friends here in Israel who are originally from Mexico, their relatives fled from Eastern Europe before & during WWII and settled in Mexico. #Pop22 #LatinxAuthor #Booked2022 #AboutSisters

Megabooks I wondered what you‘d think of this when I read it, but I didn‘t like it enough to recommend. 12mo
Cinfhen I remember it was a meh for you @Megabooks but I‘m liking it 💓💓💓 12mo
marleed I really enjoyed this. I thought it was an interesting family drama. 12mo
Cinfhen I‘m surprised this book got such mixed reviews @marleed I‘m LOVING it. It‘s just what Im in the mood for 12mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
The Dead Girls | Jorge Ibargengoitia
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This was an interesting little novel based on true events that occurred in Mexico in the 1950's & '60's. Sisters Arcangela and Serafina are successful brothel owners until the law starts to threaten their livelihood. The book reads a bit more like a news expose or articles than a fully narrative story, but that is what makes this unique and interesting. It's not exactly true crime, but similar and dark and I may research further.

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CaitZ
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This is one of the best books I read all year! It's the story of a teen mom learning to navigate school, family, friends, new love, and dreams of the future. #Booked2021 #LatinxAuthor @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

megnews I loved this and love Acevedo! Have you read The Poet X and Clap When You Land? Also excellent. 14mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! I read this last year (on audio) and LOVED it too!!! 14mo
CaitZ @megnews This is the first of hers I've read. I do want to read the others. 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I really should read this … 14mo
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KarenUK
Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Loved this on audio! So much rhythm, vibrancy and heart. Secrets, trauma and tragedy in this YA family drama, made for a moving, one-sitting listen. 💕🎧
#booked2021 #latinxauthor
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@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

alisiakae She is one of my favorite YA authors, even more so after a local pastor tried to get The Poet X banned from the high school reading list. 1y
GypsyKat @4thhouseontheleft Yes! LOVE her! 💖 1y
Cinfhen This was really good on audio!! I agree she has a vibrancy 🙌🏻 1y
BarbaraBB I loved this one in print too! 1y
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