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A powerful, eye-opening memoir about the ways in which Saudi women are silenced and oppressed in their homeland. Manal Al-Sharif became an unexpected activist for a woman‘s right to drive — facing prison time and the loss of her livelihood for speaking out about the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia.

#audiobook #nonfiction #memoir #bookrec #readtheworld

Insightsintobooks I really enjoyed this book when I read it. 4w
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mary_p
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Thank you Alice Walker for writing this book. This story will forever change how you look at the world in the most wonderful way. #bookrecommendation #bookrec #pleasereadthisbook #LGBTQ+

RaimeyGallant Adding to my tbr. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
mary_p Awesome thank you! 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
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ImperfectCJ One of my very favorite books, and very influential to me in my late teens. Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎉 6mo
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ChrysFey
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This is what I am reading now. So powerful. Definitely a must-read. I recommend it to everyone. It‘s a great read to follow The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

#listy #littens #bookrec #recommendation

BethM I read this as a kid! 6mo
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readtheworld
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This was the perfect road trip audiobook! Surprisingly suspenseful and absolutely fascinating. It was published in spring 2018, so there have been a handful of additional developments in the story since then, but the main criminal trials are still forthcoming.

#audiobook #nonfiction #audio #roadtrip #bookrec

BellaBookNook I‘m still on hold for this book but I find the whole thing fascinating. 7mo
readtheworld @BellaBookNook It‘s a real page-turner! After the book I recommend the HBO documentary The Inventor so you can see footage of some of the things the book talks about. 7mo
BellaBookNook I thought I heard something about a documentary. Definitely will check it out after the book! 6mo
readtheworld @BellaBookNook Yes, there‘s a great documentary on HBO. It covers a lot of the same ground as the book but I watched it after finishing the book and enjoyed seeing interviews and footage of all the key people. 6mo
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readtheworld
Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Just finished this on audio. I loved hearing Michelle Obama‘s powerful story in her own words, and by the end of the book I felt such a deep respect for her. She gives some wonderful tidbits about life in the White House and is frank about the difficulties of weighing her career against her husband‘s — and her desire to stay out of the spotlight against her drive to help the country.

#audiobook #memoir #politics #bookrec #justfinished

NovelGirl82 I absolutely loved her memoir! I definitely think that it was more powerful hearing it in her own voice. 10mo
EmilyM I'm currently listening to this and I love hearing her reading it. 10mo
readtheworld @NovelGirl82 @EmilyM Yup! It‘s definitely worth the audio — though I had the best of both worlds as my mom lent me her print copy as well (which was nice as I otherwise would have missed the pictures in the book). 10mo
EmilyM @readtheworld I was at Barnes and Noble this weekend and I looked at all the pictures 🤣 10mo
readtheworld @EmilyM Ha, I‘ve done that before! 10mo
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Started this during last week‘s #24in48 readathon and finished it a few nights ago. Set in Russia and Germany, this novel tells the story of Rosalinda, whose quest to give her beloved granddaughter a better life is by turns hilarious and horrifying.

#fiction #litfic #translation #readtheworld #bookrec

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readtheworld
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Just finished listening to this book on audio. I knew very little about the Peoples Temple and the 1978 massacre in Guyana, but Jeff Guinn does an excellent job detailing the rise of Jim Jones and the horrific events that led to the deaths of so many people. A harrowing and illuminating read.

#audio #audiobook #nonfiction #cult #bookrec

TheWordJar Just bought this late last year. I know very little about it as well. Can‘t wait to read it. 11mo
readtheworld @TheWordJar It‘s a real page-turner, though the last several chapters are incredibly difficult to read/listen to. 11mo
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moarbookspleaze
A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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I don‘t understand why more people aren‘t reading this book. #readthisbook #bookrec

Readergrrl I keep seeing it listed in odd areas (unrelated book blogs) and appearing in strange places (my car mechanic‘s office desk). Your post just pushed me over the edge into adding it to my wishlist!! 13mo
cathysaid ❤️ Europa editions! 13mo
moarbookspleaze @Readergrrl yay! You won‘t regret it. 13mo
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moarbookspleaze @cathysaid agreed. 😍 13mo
RebeccaH Just started it! 12mo
moarbookspleaze @RebeccaH yay! 🎉 12mo
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readtheworld
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The Story of a Brief Marriage is a short novel about two young people brought together by harsh circumstances during the Sri Lankan civil war. Though I started reading it at the end of August, I only just finished it this morning. It is a beautiful and heartbreaking book, but I found it very difficult to read these past few weeks as I‘ve been dealing with loss in my own life.

#bookrec #literaryfiction #readdiversebooks #srilanka #librarybook

AileenRR I‘m sorry for your loss 💐 1y
readtheworld @AileenRR Thank you 💕 1y
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Smrloomis Sending some good thoughts 🧡🧡🧡 14mo
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