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DHill
Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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I started this today for January #AuthorAMonth. My first Barbara Kingsolver and I‘m really enjoying it so far.

@Soubhiville

sprainedbrain Love that one! 48m
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sprainedbrain
The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
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Not my favorite Kingsolver, but that has to be taken with a grain of salt as I feel Barb is a genius and The Bean Trees is still so very good.

This was her debut in 1989, and while it does show its age, it‘s full of gorgeous imagery, humor, and fantastic characters. Pain and hardship tempered with joy and love.

My #AuthorAMonth book for January, and I might just go ahead and read Pigs in Heaven for the heck of it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jensol77 I read this in HS and again as an adult. 3h
Jensol77 It was a beautiful book 3h
PurpleyPumpkin I‘m reading this one too this month and enjoying it so far. 👍🏽 3h
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sarahbellum I felt similarly after reading Pigs in Heaven- saying a book isn‘t the best Kingsolver is still high praise since she‘s in a league of her own! 3h
vivastory Now I'm curious-what's your fave Kingsolver? 2h
elkeOriginal All of these Kingsolver posts are making me want to revisit Animal Dreams which used to be my favorite… 2h
Alfoster Loved teaching Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven to high school kids!❤️👍 1h
sprainedbrain @vivastory I‘m not sure I can pick between The Poisonwood Bible and Prodigal Summer. But Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is a close 2nd to those. (edited) 1h
sprainedbrain @elkeOriginal that‘s one of hers I still have yet to read! Looking forward to it. 1h
vivastory I have been meaning to read her forever. Will definitely keep one of the ones you mentioned in mind 51m
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vlwelser
The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
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I loved this. It's an excellent story. The #audiobook is well done. I will warn you that it's from the 1980s and there are things in this book that feel dated and inappropriate to current ears (or eyes I suppose if you're reading the traditional way). But it does sort of give a snapshot of the way people thought and talked then. And it doesn't detract from the story. Which is great.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Reagan My best friend was assigned this book in high school and couldn‘t get into it. I read it and I still think about how good it was. I should reread it! 5h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3h
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Bookzombie
Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast combo

All of my finished reads where picks.

It will probably take me most of this week to finish my reread of Salem‘s Lot on audio.
I just started Dangerous Women, my #bookspin , today and it seems to be a fast read. LCR is my #doublespin and is up next. I‘m not sure if I will get another audiobook started before the end of the week.
I‘m going to give The Lacuna a try for #authoramonth .

Cinfhen I liked this one - tons of interesting history 15h
Cinfhen I need to try this one again / did u do audio or print?? 15h
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I like history so I‘m hoping I will like The Lacuna. I did audio for The Five. I had it in print from the library, but never really needed it. 15h
Cinfhen Good to know!, I have audio & print but neither was working for me. Truthfully when I tried to read/ listen it was June 2020 and we were in FULL lockdown. 14h
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I don‘t think I could have listened to it then. The womens‘ lives are fairly bleak. Also, the misogyny made me angry. I would pair this with a lighter read. 14h
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sarahbellum
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors, so I thought this was a great opportunity to finally participate in #AuthoraMonth!

Unfortunately, this is my least favorite Kingsolver so far. The story felt meandering and soapy to me and was missing a lot of her signature light touch and gentle orchestration. Even so, this is a soft pick, especially if you loved Taylor and Turtle from its prequel, The Bean Trees. And it‘s sleepy puppy approved! 😆

Soubhiville I really liked The Bean Trees. Your reading partner is a cutie. 18h
batsy Awww, beautiful pup ❤️ 11h
sarahbellum @Soubhiville @batsy Thank you! Gus is a sweetie 🐶😍 4h
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Lcsmcat
Animal Dreams | Barbara Kingsolver
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I‘ve been reading by the fire all day as the ice comes down and I try to get well enough to return to work. A little dated politically but still applicable to today, Kingsolver weaves a good story around environmental issues, family, and a sense of home. Trigger warning for animal cruelty (but keep reading, there‘s redemption and powerful symbolism.) #authoramonth @Soubhiville

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IndoorDame
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Partly this book was what I expected - a confirmation of things I know & a pitch for lifestyle changes I believe in but haven‘t made yet, mixed with interesting new facts & ideas. And partly this book wasn‘t at all what I expected - it was funny! & it made me really nostalgic for the year I spent living on a working ecovillage where we actually produced about a third of our own food. All in all it was a great introduction to Barbara Kingsolver.

TheBookHippie I love this book. 21h
Cinfhen Ahhhh!! That‘s fabulous 💜I tried this one awhile ago but it wasn‘t holding my interest. Maybe I‘ll try again. 15h
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Megabooks
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Kingsolver set out to be a farmer and locavore for a year in 2006, and she & her family learned many important lessons. She narrates the majority herself, going through the seasonal foods, chores, and joys each month brought. Her husband narrates his essays that provide a national perspective on their choices. Her older daughter gives meal planning tips and tips for college student locavores. My favorite was her 8-year-old daughter‘s egg business!

Scochrane26 I went to their restaurant a few years ago, but of course, she wasn‘t there. It was really good. 23h
Cinfhen That‘s cool @Scochrane26 15h
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Cinfhen @IndoorDame just reviewed this book too!! Both of your reviews make me curious to try again. 15h
Megabooks @Scochrane26 awesome! I don‘t get to the central/eastern part of Kentucky much anymore, which is sad. I find myself in Nashville much more often. But I‘d love to try her restaurant. 6h
Megabooks @Cinfhen it was really interesting. I admit I‘m lukewarm on her fiction though. 6h
Cinfhen And I really liked 6h
Cinfhen I‘m attempting this one for #AAM 6h
Megabooks @Cinfhen I loved PB too. I‘ve bailed on FB twice. It was on Katie‘s nywd list a couple of years ago, so I feel terrible, but I‘m just not a fan. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5h
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staci.reads
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Wow, that was epic. Early on, I was trying to decide whether to drudge through to the end but then something clicked, I started to care, and I was hooked. The book just kept getting better and better. There's a lot to process, but this is the kind of book experience that, for better or worse, makes it nearly impossible for me to not see a book through to the end. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

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Lcsmcat
Animal Dreams | Barbara Kingsolver
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Starting this today for #authoramonth. @Soubhiville

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