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Passenger | Cormac McCarthy
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Esther says, “Sure, I will pose with the dang book.” I started with the eBook from Libby, then I got a notice that my hold from the library of a physical copy was due for pickup. Yep, large print! 😁

#TOB2023 #CampLitsy #Rooster #DogsofLitsy #PieinLit

CBee Esther is just precious 😊 1mo
BkClubCare @CBee - she so is! She‘s a dear. 1mo
sarahbellum Esther 😍 1mo
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I read some real stinkers in June, but I also read this gem of a novel, one of my top reads of the year. #camplitsy gave me the needed to push to read it this year instead of having it languish on my miles long TBR

Suet624 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 for Camplitsy. 1mo
Andrew65 Looks a fun read. 1mo
Ruthiella I loved this one too! 1mo
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Before I post my top reads of the year, I just wanted to give a special shout-out to #CampLitsy, #NaturaLitsy and #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub. My Litsy group reads were some of my richest and most pleasurable in 2022.

I am so excited to be adding #NunLitQuarterly, #PersephoneClub and #GoldenAgeCrimeClub to the mix in 2023. Should make for a great reading year!

LeahBergen Yes! I love our little reading clubs. ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB I am happy you joined #CampLitsy and the upcoming #ToB! 1mo
batsy Yes! Such a fantastic part of Litsy 💕 1mo
AllDebooks This is lovely. 💚 I agree some of my best reading experiences this year have been alongside Litsy clubs. I'm so glad I started #NaturaLitsy and thrilled you're enjoying it x 1mo
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Valleyesque: Stories | Fernando A. Flores
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I wanted to love this short story collection that‘s been on my radar since the #CampLitsy longlist, but it fell a bit short. 😏 The stories take place on both sides of the US #Mexico border and highlight (albeit strangely) the ties between these two countries. The satirical stories I preferred to the surrealistic ones. I think I should just admit that I like surrealism more in art than literature! #ReadingTheAmericas2023

Cinfhen Awesome cover!!! 2mo
BarbaraBB Great picture and review. And one down for #ReadingTheAmericas23 as well! 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen it is!! 2mo
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB thank you! I‘m knocking off countries. 🤞🏻 I can get to Peru this week! 2mo
BarbaraBB You‘re going fast again 🙌🏽 2mo
Librarybelle Way to go! 2mo
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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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I enjoyed this one but I think there was just a little too much going on for me to fully connect.

Olga and her brother, Prieto, are the main characters in this story. The LatinX representation was excellent and the author explores different aspects from both of their POVs, which I enjoyed. My issues with this book come in with the political thriller storyline involving their mom, Blanca. That coupled with the Hurricane felt forced at times.

sarahbarnes Thanks for tagging me! Great review. I‘ve been on the fence about this one. 2mo
Ruthiella Thanks for the tag! This has been on my list since the #CampLitsy longlist suggestions. I will for sure read it sooner than later. It sounds character driven and with a good plot, both are big draws for me. 2mo
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Megabooks Yes! 💯 agree with what you‘ve written. 2mo
Cinfhen Yup!!! I gave this a so-so too for the same reasons!! It had such potential but ultimately didn‘t deliver 😔 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve never quite been interested in this one, and reviews like yours tell me why! I‘ll try it if it makes the TOB, but will otherwise take a pass. 2mo
squirrelbrain Wow, book 23 already! I‘m part-way through this one, and loved the first half. Now it‘s getting a bit political and I‘m not loving it to much. 2mo
BarbaraBB 23 books, impressive! Based on your review I think I‘ll skip this one unless it make the shortlist! 2mo
RebelReader Thanks for the tag. This one is on my TBR shelf. I will probably read it eventually, but not this year! Maybe 2023. 2mo
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Either/Or | Elif Batuman
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I don‘t think I got around to post my review of this last month when I read it with #CampLitsy

This is Selin‘s second year at Berkeley. Like in the first book, this one focuses on the everyday life. Selin is going to classes, hanging out with friends and generally trying to figure out life. I preferred the Berkeley part to the ending when she gets a summer job. But I can‘t wait to read about Selin‘s third year.

squirrelbrain Great review! I can see a #buddyread in our future, if / when there‘s another Selin instalment…. 4mo
BarbaraBB Yes that would be nice @squirrelbrain 4mo
AnneCecilie @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB That‘s a great idea. 4mo
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Megabooks Fantastic review! A buddy read does sound good @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @AnneCecilie 👍🏻👍🏻 hopefully we won‘t have to wait as long between books! 4mo
BarbaraBB Weren‘t @batsy and @Hooked_on_books and @merelybookish and @Ruthiella fans too? They might want to join a #buddyread! And I probably have forgotten some people who voted for Either/Or in #CampLitsy 4mo
Ruthiella I would love to be included and I also really hope we don‘t have to wait so long for the next installment! 4mo
Hooked_on_books I would LOVE to participate in a buddy read of the next Selin installment! @BarbaraBB 4mo
batsy I'd love to join in as well, @BarbaraBB ! I'm a fan 😁 Definitely hope the wait isn't long, @Ruthiella ! 4mo
merelybookish I'm in! Do we know for certain there is a 3rd installment or are we just trying to manifest it here on Litsy? 😁 @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella 4mo
Ruthiella @merelybookish @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books @batsy @merelybookish @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @AnnCecilie I‘m fairly certain that a further volume is at least PLANNED, but also, if you (we) dream it, she will write it….😂 (edited) 4mo
batsy @merelybookish @Ruthiella I've taken it for granted that there's a 3rd coming, so it shall! 😂🙌🏾 4mo
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My reading goals for #superseptember! This is a mix of #LMPBC, #bookspin, #camplitsy catch up, and library books. I love making lofty goals for the readathons and challenging myself to read instead of stare at a screen (an exception for the new season of GBBO, though! 😋). Other goals are to get organized for #scarathlon2022 (my first one) and get my early bird points! Happy Reading all!

Andrew65 Best of luck, and a great reading list. 😁 5mo
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Either/Or | Elif Batuman
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It's Selin‘s sophomore year and, prompted by a class syllabus, she is pondering an ethical life versus an aesthetic one. This year is mostly about sex and relationships as she is gets over Ivan and fools around with others. Selin is a thinker, reacting to situations intellectually rather than emotionally, which is fun as she discusses books and philosophy but distancing as she interacts with others. It reminds me of a less digressive Knausgård.

BarbaraBB Yes I see the comparison with Knausgaard, who I love. Beautiful pic too, where are you going? 5mo
batsy I loved this and am intrigued by the comparison to Knausgaard! I definitely need to give him a try. 5mo
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Liz_M @BarbaraBB I'm perpetually behind with reviews. This is me waiting for my flight from Seattle to NYC four weeks ago. 😂😂😂 5mo
Liz_M @batsy I've only read volume one of My Struggle, but yes, you should at least try. You'll know pretty quick if his style is not for you. 😁 And I'd love to hear your thoughts. 5mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t know you went to Seattle! A place still on my bucketlist! 5mo
squirrelbrain Great review! Hope you had a fab trip! 5mo
Megabooks Great review!! 5mo
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