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sprainedbrain
Into the Forest | Jean Hegland
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I just finished the tagged book... I was just going to read for a bit, and now it‘s 1 am and I‘m going to need some time to process (and sleep) before I can review it. This book is a trip.

It was my last book for #ReadingWomenChallenge, so I have finished my first challenge for the year. 🙌🏻

Will it be worth how exhausted/worthless I‘m going to be at work tomorrow? Who‘s to say!

I have no compassion for my own poor nerves. 🤪

ljuliel You‘re doing great ! It looks as though you‘re close to finishing up some of your others also. 1w
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 1w
Butterfinger Congratulations! 1w
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Jas16 🙌🏽 1w
vivastory Obviously I'm intrigued by any book that makes you say screw my bedtime 😂 Definitely stacked! 1w
HOTPock3tt lol at the P&P reference!! 🤣😍🎉🙌🏽 @sprainedbrain 1w
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt of course you caught it. 😘😂 1w
HOTPock3tt Yup!! 😁😘 @sprainedbrain 1w
sprainedbrain @vivastory I think you might like this one! 1w
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Simona
Galatea: Short story | Madeline Miller
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This is Miller‘s interpretation of a classical myth about Pygmalion and Galatea ... beautiful, powerful, dark, tender and horrifying.
My last book for #ReadingWomenChallenge ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Demeter2112
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With the year winding down, I figured I'd see where I was at with the #readingwomenchallenge thought I don't think I'll finish it this year (couldn't find a book about an athlete that looked interesting).

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sprainedbrain
Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve been waiting for this, and the 2020 #ReadingWomenChallenge prompts have been posted. 😊

I only have ONE book left to read for the 2019 challenge. 🎉

Does anyone else plan to do this one?

Bookwormjillk This sounds like a good one! 3w
Annl This looks like the challenge for me! 3w
jillrhudy As luck would have it, an excellent book by Allende is coming out in 2020. I‘ve read an ARC! 3w
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sprainedbrain @jillrhudy Good to know! I really need to read this one for #1001books 3w
sprainedbrain @Bookwormjillk @Annl I think it‘s a great way to broaden my reading and stick with female authors. 🙌🏻 3w
Annl @sprainedbrain I have been listening to reading women podcast. I do not know why I have not been paying attention to them and their list etc. I did try to read a lot of women authors this year. I am looking forward to conquering their list in 2020. 3w
Eyelit I actually failed at most of the challenges I started this year (got distracted by life, lol) - but this one sounds awesome and I may make it the sole challenge in 2020 (aside from goodreads challenge and mount tbr challenge... which are both about quantity and not actually what you‘re reading. Thanks for posting 😃 2w
sprainedbrain @Eyelit I really like this one... looking back over the books I‘ve read for this year‘s challenge, they are some of my favorite books of the year. 😃 2w
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Simona
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It was good reading week, I finished all 5 books from last #WeeklyForecast and I liked all of them.
My reading plans for this week: The Winter is Coming, Unthinkable, My Planet are for #NfNov
Minaret and Oreo are my last two books for #ReadingWomenChallenge

Cinfhen I‘ve been curious about Oreo for so long!! I‘ll be watching for your review 4w
kspenmoll Nice reading!!! 4w
rsteve388 1 pt 4w
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Jillylovesbooks
A Raisin in the Sun | Lorraine Hansberry
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A powerful play about an African American family living together in a small apartment in Chicago. It‘s about family dynamics and how each generation has different ideas about how to achieve their dreams and be more successful than their ancestors. It‘s also about the racism and poverty that creates obstacles and oppression for reaching those dreams. #readingwomenchallenge #femaleplaywright

BeaG This is one of my favorites. I love the play and the movie too. 1mo
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sprainedbrain
Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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I struggle to read non-fiction. I‘ve always thought I might enjoy this book, but kept avoiding it anyway because not fiction. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Thanks to #readingwomenchallenge for the ‘featuring a woman in science‘ prompt... I LOVED this book!

The science was fascinating (I love the way she talks about trees!) and Hope Jahren‘s stories of her life were even more so. Such a smart, accomplished woman with an honest and compelling story.

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sprainedbrain I really enjoyed her sense of humor, her relationship with Bill, her motherhood anecdotes, and all of the literary references.

I listened to the audiobook: I do love a memoir read by the author, and this was no exception, but wow... it seemed even slower paced than most books. I had to speed it up to 2x (1.75 is my normal speed these days). 😬

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Crazeedi I absolutely adored this book! I gave it to my daughter to read! I agree with you!❤ 1mo
TheBookKeepers Same Im not a big non fiction reader, but I loved this one!!! 1mo
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LauraJ Her passion is contagious. My favorite part of the book was her relationship with Bill too. 1mo
Megabooks Such a fantastic book! 1mo
Laughterhp I‘m currently listening to this one on audio! It‘s a little long, but I‘m enjoying it. 1mo
TheRiehlDeal Glad to know you liked it! I've had this on my TBR for awhile and still have not gotten around to reading it. 1mo
jillrhudy A really good memoir 👍🏻 1mo
CaroPi I prefer non fiction in audio. But has this one in my TBR for ages 1mo
UwannaPublishme I loved this book! 🙌🏻 I was even inspired to plant a tree after I read it. 🌲 1mo
sprainedbrain @UwannaPublishme that part brought tears to my eyes! We are past planting season for this year, but I‘m planning to help some of my giant maple‘s babies survive next year! (edited) 1mo
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Jillylovesbooks
Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I read this for the #IndigenousAuthor prompt of the #ReadingWomenChallenge. Maggie is a monster slayer and must grapple with her clan powers and their consequences as well as the loss she has faced in her life. Her world has a dystopian setting after a big flood. There is a lot of action mixed with fantasy and Navajo stories. This is the first book in the series.

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ferskner
Lovely War | Julie Berry
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I'm usually bored by world war books (there are too many!) but oh my gosh, this book made me cry. Haunting, romantic, and heartbreaking, with a fascinating frame of Greek mythology (!!!!), plus the prettiest cover of the year. #pop19 #bookinspiredbymythologylegendorfolklore #readingwomenchallenge #mythretelling @thereadingwomen

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