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monalyisha
The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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“The roof deck…is for men only. I‘ve never been invited and I‘ve never seen another female guest go up there.”

“You‘re saying women aren‘t allowed?” Jo asked.

“Of course we‘re *allowed,*” Harriet replied. “Women are allowed everywhere these days. Golf courses, nudie bars, the Racquet and Tennis Club. It would be scandalous if we weren‘t *allowed.* So instead, we‘re just not *invited.*”

SeaToSkyes I loved this book! 2w
5feet.of.fury 💕 Harriet 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Or, we‘re invited, but they are unpleasant places for women to be (while the men do their important work there, smug in the knowledge that women won‘t join). 2w
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CBee This book is 🔥🔥🔥 One of my favorites this year so far! Random ? for you - when do you usually announce #newyearwhodis? I really want to do it and I always miss the announcement 🤦‍♀️ 2w
monalyisha @CBee I usually start thinking about it mid-late November, so definitely try to check in with me/watch my posts around then! (Really enjoying the book so far. It‘s compulsively readable). 2w
CBee @monalyisha I‘ll make a note on my calendar! I‘m excited 😊 Agreed - you start this book and it‘s hard to tear away from it. Loved it! 2w
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly 💯 2w
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britt_brooke
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A weirdly accurate portrayal of stay-at-home parenthood. She‘s a mother losing herself. It‘s one of the most creative, bizarre books I‘ve read in years, and yet incredible relatable. I don‘t want to say too much.

Cinfhen I‘ve been meaning to read/listen to this one! Thanks for the reminder xxx 2w
KarenUK I loved this too! 💕 2w
vivastory One of my favorites this yr still. I read it all the way back in January (how is the year nearly over?!!?) thanks to it being included on @megabooks #newyearwhodis list Just brilliant! 2w
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen I think you‘ll like it!! 2w
britt_brooke @KarenUK So different. Definitely one of my favorites this year! 2w
britt_brooke @vivastory It‘s one of my top reads of the year, too! This year has really zipped by. Kind of crazy. 2w
Megabooks @vivastory this was fantastic! I‘m glad it continues to be a favorite, and I‘m glad you loved it too, Britt! 2w
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! The above list for #HappyReaders makes me want to start this one ASAP @KarenUK @vivastory @Megabooks 2w
Cinfhen Looking for it now!!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen it‘s an excellent audiobook imo! 2w
Cinfhen I bought it on Audible @Megabooks 😛 (edited) 2w
vivastory I don't know if you have read Awad's All's Well but of the books I've read this year it came closest in tone to Nightbitch (although the stories are v. different) 2w
britt_brooke @vivastory I haven‘t, but I‘ll add to my TBR - thanks! 2w
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rockpools
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Still on catchup reviews. This may be is one of my favourites of the year.

A coming-of-age/ #ComingOutStory. Chinese-American Lily, growing up in McCarthy-era San Francisco, discovers a world beyond Chinatown. But with her family at risk of deportation if they show signs of non-Americanness, how can she be her true self?

Immaculately researched, with characters you can really feel for. Described as YA, reads as historical fiction. #Booked2022

Cinfhen Stunning photo and gorgeous review!! I‘m definitely going to get to this book as it was on my #NewYearWhoDis list from @MallenNC 2mo
yash_sy Hi,
My name is Yash Patel, a UX designer by profession. I am designing an app for avid readers like you, where you can borrow & lend your books over the internet across the city/state level. For this, I am conducting the survey. I would appreciate it if you spare a few minutes and participate in this survey.
Here is the link: https://forms.gle/FV68nCWMXNx1H1WD6
2mo
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monalyisha
New Year, New You | Steve Pacer
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Confession: I no longer love the name of my #NewYearWhoDis event. It echoes a meme that was part of a particular moment in time…but it‘s started to feel a little bit dated and disingenuous to me. It might even be an example of cultural appropriation? “Dis” isn‘t slang I‘d ever feel comfortable using IRL.

ANYWAY. I‘m thinking of rebranding next year. What do you think? Yea? Nay? Ideas? My best so far is #AuldLangSpine (as a nod to NYE tradition).

monalyisha One potential downfall: #AuldLangSpine certainly doesn‘t shorten nicely. ALS is kind of already taken. 🙈 3mo
BookNAround I really like auldlangspine. You could also do a play on the book you tagged for this : #newyearnewreads or something like that. 3mo
monalyisha @BookNAround Thanks! Your idea is a good one, too. The “keep it simple” rule is smart — though not one I naturally gravitate towards. 😅 3mo
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TheKidUpstairs I do love Auld Lang Spine, maybe if you push #ALSpine as the short form? 3mo
RaeLovesToRead I've seen the hashtag before, but not managed to discover what the event is all about... What does it entail? 👀 (love the auldlangspine pun btw) 3mo
monalyisha Hi @RaeLovesToRead! It‘s an event that kicks off on NYE. Around Nov/Dec, I match people up depending on their particular taste. Then, you spend the first month of the New Year reading from a list of your match‘s favorite books from the previous year. The matching survey that I use is *very* thorough. It‘s a way to “meet” another Litten & join the community — one that doesn‘t require a monetary commitment. Some folks read from their lists all year! 3mo
Katieppuccino Auld Lang Spine is wonderful I think! 3mo
JackOBotts Love #AuldLangSpine and #ALSpine are great. 💜 3mo
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs That could work, I think! 🙏🏻 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @monalyisha Oh wow! What a great concept! When the time comes, I may sign up 😊 3mo
monalyisha @RaeLovesToRead Thanks! Matching is quite a bit of work, so I usually cap it around 60-70 participants. But it‘s a fun kind of work! 3mo
Karisa Great event with any name! I had so much fun reading from my partner/match‘s @erinreads list (I think I did end up reading almost all the books I hadn‘t yet from her list). So many great reads! 📚Thanks again, @monalyisha 3mo
MoonWitch94 Ohhh I love the new name! 3mo
TheLudicReader I love the new name. 3mo
ozma.of.oz Oh that is clever! 3mo
Zuhkeeyah Love the new name! 3mo
squirrelbrain Oh you‘re so clever…LOVE that name! Looking forward to joining in again this year. 3mo
Megabooks Cheers to #AuldLangSpine! 🥂🥂 3mo
quietjenn I have to confess that one of the reasons I‘ve never done is because I wasn‘t keen on the name. But I like the newly proposed one! 3mo
CarolynM It‘s your party so whatever you want to call it is OK by me but I think #AuldLangSpine would be pretty hard to beat😄 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly #AuldLangSpine is fantastic! It‘s so much fun I‘d be in even if you called it #makesomeonereadyourbadtaste 😂 3mo
monalyisha @quietjenn If anyone knows how much language matters, it‘s book lovers! 😉 3mo
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vivastory
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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For the following 17 days I will be posting daily about a favorite book that I have read so far this year. I know that 17 is an odd number, but this is the number that I came up with after looking through the books I read & I simply couldn't eliminate any of these.I will be posting these in the chronological order that I read them in from the beginning of the year. Rachel Yoder's Nightbitch is one of my favorite “types“ of books. Lit fic with

vivastory an absurdist or speculative element, smart social commentary & memorable characters. Yoder delivered on all fronts. This one was already on my radar, but I made it a priority at the beginning of the year thanks to @megabooks #NewYearWhoDis list. I recently saw that Amy Adams is slated to star in the upcoming adaptation. I can't wait. #BestMidYear22 3mo
sarahbarnes I loved this one, too! 3mo
vivastory @sarahbarnes It'll be interesting to see what she publishes next! 3mo
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Hooked_on_books I love your strategy of arriving at the number 17! 😂 3mo
vivastory @Hooked_on_books I figured there's enough stress in the world right now without adding the unnecessary one of eliminating a few of my favorite reads of the year 📚😂 3mo
BarbaraBB And the world needs recommendations for good books! 3mo
Branwen Those pictures! 🤣 3mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB I'm looking forward to it 💙📚📚 3mo
vivastory @Branwen 😂 It's one of my favorite photo collages of the year 3mo
Megabooks So glad you loved this, too, and fantastic visual!! 3mo
batsy This is genuinely the best collage ever. 3mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#BigJuneReadathon #PhotoChallenge #AnyFlowerInTitle This was on the #NewYearWhoDis list I got a few years ago, and it was a really great book!
@Clwojick

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dariazeoli
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(Please excuse the graffiti on this park bench 😬)

Happy to have started this #newyearwhodis pick from @Moll ‘s list during #PrideMonth! There are a lot of parallels between bisexual and asexual erasure and discrimination; it seems there is a pattern of being seen as “too straight” for the LGBTQIA+ community. I‘ll be continuing with this one today!

Moll Ooo yay! Looking forward to your thoughts😊 3mo
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Cinfhen
Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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@BarbaraBB & I hope you are as excited as we are about our #Summerheat weekend and our steamy Seven Days discussion!

Here‘s the lowdown for the weekend:

Friday 6/ 17 - share your favorite summertime photos/ memories or what summer looks like for you 🌞
Saturday 6/18 - post your sultry playlist ❤️‍🔥🎶
Sunday 6/19 - book discussion 2pm EST 7pm BST

If you want to join or I forgot to tag you please leave a comment! 💃🕺

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Cinfhen @LitsyEvents - thanks 😊 4mo
MatchlessMarie I ended up reading this in January for #NewYearWhoDis but I will be participating in the challenges 😏🔥 4mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to this! 🌞 4mo
TrishB I may not get to anything on the Saturday! C‘s b.day party but hopefully other days ok. 4mo
Cinfhen Oh, that‘s fantastic @MatchlessMarie I‘ll add your name to the list 🤩Thanks so much @squirrelbrain 😘😘 4mo
Cinfhen Of course @TrishB Happy Birthday to C 💓🙌🏻🎉💓 4mo
TheLudicReader I am out of town that weekend, but I hope to pop in…especially on Sunday. 4mo
Cinfhen Totally understand @TheLudicReader feel free to join in whenever you can…even if it‘s the following Tuesday 😜 4mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Megabooks 🔥🔥🔥 4mo
peaknit Picked up my hold last night🙌🏻 4mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 @TheBookHippie @Megabooks @peaknit I‘m ready to share some sizzle 😜 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m still on queue for my library hold 😕 4mo
peaknit @Cinfhen can‘t wait 🔥 4mo
Cinfhen Hopefully it arrives soon @erzascarletbookgasm because it‘s a quick read so you should hopefully be able to read it before next Sunday 🤞🏼🤞🏼😘 4mo
Bookwormjillk Just finished today and am looking forward to the discussion! 4mo
Cinfhen Great @Bookwormjillk looking forward as well 🔥 4mo
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BarbaraJean
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I finished this in March, just before an intense and difficult time of my own. Although I didn‘t recognize how much I needed its quiet beauty and wisdom at the time, it kept resonating for me over the next few difficult months. It turned out to be a timely blessing and a comfort—as did May‘s lovely conversation with Krista Tippett for On Being: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-being-with-krista-tippett/id150892556?i...

BarbaraJean This was my January #BookSpin as well as another great #NewYearWhoDis pick from @Blaire —thank you! (edited) 4mo
Sparklemn I've made this comment before, but I think about this book so often. I'm starting to buy it for friends, although I think the audio version was the right way for me to read it. 4mo
SkeletonKey I had to immediately stop this one when it sounded like it might be a book about cancer (I think?)… can you tell me if they discussed it a lot or just hard times in general? I‘d like to read it but not particularly keen on making myself feel worse 😅 4mo
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mcctrish I have this beside my bed and I‘ve been meaning to start forever and have been debating about either starting on summer solstice or saving for winter 4mo
BarbaraJean @SkeletonKey It‘s much more about hard times in general. She discusses her own journey, some of which has to do with health—but it‘s definitely not about cancer & even her health isn‘t discussed a lot. It‘s more about the experience of winter, as a season of life, and how we can learn from literal cold/winter to carry us through difficult times. You might check out the podcast I linked to get a sense of the book—it reflects the content well. 4mo
BarbaraJean @mcctrish I think it would work well either way! We don‘t get much winter where I live (Southern California), so although I kind of wanted to read it “in season,” I was never really going to have a parallel season in a literal sense, only in the “difficult times” sense! 4mo
mcctrish Well we have those difficult times here in Ontario so I guess sooner than later might work 4mo
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BarbaraJean
Address Unknown | Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
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Another belated review—I read this short but powerful epistolary novella back in March. It took completely unexpected and gut-punching turns for such a brief narrative, and I‘m still thinking about it months later: how quickly events can change (or reveal) a person, and the power of words to save or to destroy. This had been buried on my to-read list, but a #NewYearWhoDis recommendation from @Blaire bumped it to the top and I‘m glad it did!

BkClubCare Covers don‘t always sway me, but this one always demands a second look. 4mo
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