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Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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#MayWrapUp
May was a decent reading month. I gave out my first five stars of the year to Interpreter of Maladies, and I enjoyed both of the nonfiction books I read. I also finished one of my friend rec challenge books.

Total: 5
Print: 2
Ebook: 1
Audio: 2

Fiction: 3
Nonfiction: 2

#lmpbc: 1
#Booked2022: 1
#friendrecchallenge: 1

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Mehso-so

#FriendRecChallenge book 1 of 5

I honestly expected to like this one more since I really enjoyed the first Mistborn trilogy, but it fell flat for me. It had its moments, but on the whole, I just didn‘t care that much about the characters or what was happening, and there were some things that kind of rubbed me the wrong way. I might give the next book a try at some point anyway, but idk. It‘s disappointing.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 8mo
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My friends have spoken. These are their picks for my 2022 #friendrecchallenge! 😄 The goal of this challenge is to get me to read more of the books that my friends recommend for me, since I‘m usually not very good about doing that. So I let each of my friends pick one book for me that they‘ve read before and would recommend, and I have to read and review it before the end of the year.

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Battle Royale: Remastered | Koushun Takami
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I meant to post this last month, but apparently I forgot. Whoops!
I finished my 2021 #friendrecchallenge! I ended up liking all of the books this time, but Battle Royale was my favorite of the bunch. Kind of funny because that one was recommended with the least amount of confidence. My bf was completely unsure whether I‘d like it or not.
I‘m looking forward to seeing what my friends pick for me for 2022! 😄

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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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#NovemberWrapUp
Only three finished this month, but one was a chunkster, so I‘m not complaining. I enjoyed them all too.

Total: 3
Print: 0
Ebook: 1
Audio: 2
Fiction: 1
Nonfiction: 2

#booked2021: 1
#friendrecchallenge: 1

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#OctoberWrapUp
Bad Blood was my favorite of October. Uzumaki was also good and was a hit with my book club. I also FINALLY finished Flights after starting it back in June. I didn‘t really end up enjoying it, but I‘m glad I stuck it out and finished it.

Total: 6
Print: 1
Ebook: 3
Audio: 2
Fiction: 4
Nonfiction: 2

#lmpbc: 1
#booked2021: 1
#friendrecchallenge: 0

kamoorephoto Have you listened to the Bad Blood: Final Chapter podcast? You should check it out!!! 1y
shadowspeak17 @kamoorephoto Oh, I hadn‘t heard of that. Thanks for putting it on my radar. I‘ll definitely check it out! 😃 1y
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Battle Royale: Remastered | Koushun Takami
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#AugustWrapUp
Battle Royale, which I read for my friend rec challenge (3 books down, only 1 to go 😄), was my favorite this month and left me with a #bookhangover. How the Word is Passed was also great.

Total: 6
Print: 3
Ebook: 1
Audio: 2
Fiction: 3
Nonfiction: 3

#lmpbc: 1
#booked2021: 0
#friendrecchallenge: 1

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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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#JulyWrapUp
I was kind of meh about The Reason I Jump, but the rest were all great. My favorite was probably Project Hail Mary which I read for a book club with my friends.

Total: 6
Print: 1
Ebook: 2
Audio: 3
Fiction: 2
Nonfiction: 4

#lmpbc: 1
#booked2021: 0
#friendrecchallenge: 0

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Heaven | Mieko Kawakami
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#JuneWrapUp
I was really looking forward to Heaven after enjoying Breasts and Eggs so much, and I‘m pleased to say I really liked it. Heaven was my favorite of the month followed by Midnight in Chernobyl, but there really weren‘t any duds this month.

Total: 6
Print: 2
Ebook: 2
Audio: 2
Fiction: 2
Nonfiction: 4

#booked2021: 1
#friendrecchallenge: 0

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The Hole | Hiroko Oyamada
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#MayWrapUp
The Hole is my second 5 star read of the year. I loved it! I also finished Invisible Cities for my friend rec challenge. I had trouble rating it, but ultimately would say it‘s a light pick. A not so positive stand out was Hummingbird Salamander. I was really looking forward to that one, but I ended up panning it. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 Total: 8
Print: 1
Ebook: 4
Audio: 3
Fiction: 5
Nonfiction: 3

#booked2021: 1
#friendrecchallenge: 1
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