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Dream Builders | Oindrila Mukherjee
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I was definitely more feeling #aardvark‘s picks this month. There was another one I wanted as well: The Sweet Spot, but I decided to go with a past pick instead to round out my box. They are really bringing the 🔥🔥!

Maame was on my #ReadersRadar, so I decided to go ahead and pick it up from #botm. I was tempted by the new Brett Easton Ellis, but I‘m not sure I‘m up for 680 pages. 🤔

vlwelser I just started The New Life tonight. 🖤 2d
Hooked_on_books I considered the House of Eve, but the first descriptor of it was romance and I don‘t do well with those. I‘m planning to wait on reviews to see if I want to read that one or not. 2d
Megabooks @vlwelser reading twin this year! 💜 2d
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Megabooks @Hooked_on_books yeah, I was concerned about that too (because I‘m not a fan either) but I read several reviews on the storygraph, and it didn‘t seem to really be a romance. 🤞🏻 I can trust TS!! 2d
Hooked_on_books @Megabooks Oh that‘s a good sign! I‘ll be watching for your review. 2d
ErikasMindfulShelf Maame is excellent! 2d
sarahbarnes Maame definitely sounds interesting! Have you read other books by Ellis? I‘m listening to the Once upon a time at Bennington College podcast right now (recommended by @merelybookish) and he‘s featured in it. I‘ve never read anything by him. 17h
Megabooks @ErikasMindfulShelf I‘ve read good things! 9h
Megabooks @sarahbarnes I read less than zero years ago, but I haven‘t read anything in awhile. He was an ex‘s favorite author but I never moved past that one. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9h
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Cinfhen Im very keen to read this one!! Thanks for putting it on my #ReadersRadar 😊 4w
Librarybelle I really need to get to this one! 4w
Bluebird Oooooh! Looks great! Right up my alley! Stacked! Thanks 4w
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Cinfhen
The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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I‘m really enjoying this #HF based on JPMorgan‘s personal librarian, Belle Costa de Green, a black woman passing for white in the early years of the twentieth century. Robin Miles is one of my favorite narrators. #52Books #BooksOnTheCover

squirrelbrain I loved this one! ❤️ 4w
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dabbe LOVED this book; I was sad to let go of the fantastic Ms. Belle. 😊 4w
KarenUK This sounds lovely…. 4w
Librarybelle I really liked this one! 4w
azulaco I‘m so-so on Marie Benedict‘s writing, but she chooses great subjects! 4w
Cinfhen I hear you @azulaco agree her writing is pretty simple but it‘s her subjects that SHINE!! Belle is a fascinating woman @Librarybelle @KarenUK @dabbe @squirrelbrain - I think it was your review Jess that put this book on my #ReadersRadar 😄 4w
Librarybelle Haha…wonderful!!! 4w
Bluebird I stacked this book the first time I saw it. So happy to see all the love! I need to push it up my TBR pile. 4w
Cinfhen Just finished the audio @Bluebird I really enjoyed - I recommend giving it a try ♥️ 4w
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Cinfhen
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I‘m not sure this book will appeal to many, because honestly many aren‘t that interested in exploring what past & present anti-semitism looks like. Dara Horn gives numerous examples of incidents spanning centuries that have been either gaslighted, contextualized, rewritten or basically ignored. What I loved most about this book is Horn gives voice to the Jewish people to stop trying to conform or keep silent, now is the time for awakening!

Addison_Reads Thank you for sharing this book. I had not heard of it but I will definitely be adding it to my list and reading it. 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s wonderful @Addison_Reads Thank you for letting me know. It‘s definitely a thought provoking book with lots to digest. 2mo
BarbaraBB A book that should be read by many. Stacked. 2mo
EKonrad Keep hearing about this - thanks for reviewing! Stacked! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m so happy to see so many moved to add this book to their #ReadersRadar 😘thanks @EKonrad @BarbaraBB 2mo
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Cinfhen
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You were SO RIGHT @KarenUK this book is FABULOUS, especially on audio 💕💕💕and thanks to @NikkiKey94 for reminding me this was on my #ReadersRadar - I‘m loving this one for #NonFictionNovember
It‘s part advice column, parts memoir and all parts heart affirming.

NikkiKey94 I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole One of my favorites of all time 🥲 2mo
cariashley Love this one 💛 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s soooooo good @NikkiKey94 @Chelsea.Poole @cariashley ❣️❣️❣️ 2mo
Megabooks Me too @Chelsea.Poole !! 2mo
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Cinfhen
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This story of childhood friends, two boys from Biloxi, who choose very different career paths was both compelling & engaging. Grisham really knows how to spin a yarn and this one was quite a showpiece. It‘s a slow burn but the final confrontation is an epic showdown!! I do think 50- 100 pages could have been whittled down but narration by Michael Beck is so outstanding that I didn‘t mind those extra hours listening to him.

Cinfhen Thanks for putting this on my #ReadersRadar @robinb any chance you‘re gonna pick this up soon @JoyBlue ?!? 😁 3mo
JoyBlue @Cinfhen LOL! Pick it up? Probably. Soon? Not bloody likely—the holds list is months-long. Thanks for putting it on my #ReadersRadar . . . I added it to my wish list. 😍 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s another #BorrowNotBuy @JoyBlue 😁 3mo
robinb So happy you enjoyed it, Cindy! @Cinfhen (edited) 3mo
JoyBlue @Cinfhen Good to know—I appreciate it! 3mo
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Cinfhen
Rememberings | Sinad O'Connor
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“Everyone wants a pop star but I was a protest singer, I had no desire for fame. It was never my dream, but nobody asked what my dream was.”

Sinead O‘Conner had a rough, traumatic childhood and it‘s clear those abuses have effected her adult life. This is not an easy, light listen. It‘s painful & disturbing but you can‘t help marveling at the drive, beauty & creativity that flows from SOC. She‘s the definition of a survivor 🙌🏻♥️

Cinfhen Thanks for putting this on my #ReadersRadar @Deblovestoread 3mo
Jess I loved this one. It was so honest and left me wanting to give her a hug. 3mo
Cinfhen Yes @jess so much heartbreak and some weird stuff too….that whole episode with Prince ?!! 🤯 3mo
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Jess I know, right?! 3mo
BarbaraBB Sinead and Prince?? I am curious. I know she had a fling with Anthony Kiedis. He wrote “Breaking the Girl” afterwards (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Hey birthday girl!!!!! 🥂 Sinead flat out denied that anything sexual went on between her & AK @BarbaraBB but she also readily admits she was perpetually stoned from the early 1990‘s until 2018! So who knows what she really remembers. It‘s a short audio - an interesting listen for sure. And she has such a gorgeous voice @jess I didn‘t realize until I went down the Spotify rabbit hole 🤪 3mo
BarbaraBB So was he so it‘ll remain unknown I think whether something actually happened. I tend to believe her though, why would she deny it otherwise. I‘d have let anyone know if I were here and had had an affair with AK 😂 3mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @BarbaraBB I also tend to believe her, because she doesn‘t shy away from any of her hookups 😁 3mo
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Deblovestoread
Rememberings | Sinad O'Connor
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Just finished this audio book and I‘m so glad I listened to it. I could hear her sadness. I believe when you experience trauma, especially childhood trauma, it is a player in every decision you make. But I think in spite of her trauma and mental health issues she has tried to be true to herself and retain her vision in a world that wanted her to be something else. I‘m a long time fan. 4.5 🌟 #NonfictionNovember #BookSpin

BarbaraBB So interesting! I have found her fascinating since her first album. 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks for putting this back on my #ReadersRadar 💜 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Cinfhen
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An #anthology of food & feelings from minor & not so minor celebrities 🍽 This was put on my #readersradar from the awesome @Megabooks and it‘s really entertaining. Some essays are better than others but a lovey distraction while I prepare dinner 🍔🥗🥔 #NonfictionNovember

Megabooks 💯 fun but some are definitely better than others 3mo
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