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StellaDz
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RuPaul has an outlook on life that is truly inspirational. Coming out of hardships, suffering and struggles, with a strength beyond words, it was a pleasure to listen to their story. This isn‘t a celebrity tell-all but a tale of knowing you were made to shine, and going about achieving your goals.

The audiobook is also read by RuPaul which adds to the feeling of sitting down with them to listen.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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plemmdog
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I seem to be in a Pulitzer rut. I enjoyed the excerpt from this in the New Yorker, and had hoped for more of a father-son story. It was still enjoyable, and made me nostalgic for college and my twenties.

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plemmdog
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I seem to be in a Pulitzer rut. I enjoyed the excerpt from this in the New Yorker, and had hoped for more of a father-son story. It was still enjoyable, and made me nostalgic for college and my twenties.

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SqueakyChu
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My at-large councilmember (Montgomery County, Maryland). He writes so well. I‘m really enjoying this book so far about mentorship by Black men to Black boys.

Susanita Hi neighbor! 👋🏻 I‘m in Howard County. 12h
SqueakyChu @Susanita Hi, neighbor! 12h
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AileenRR
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Liked this one more than I expected to. The author presents her mother, Alice Waters, as someone who‘s focused, particular, and a little eccentric. Might be time for a visit to Chez Panisse

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AnneCecilie
The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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Some of these I absolutely loved, some I didn‘t like and two I DNFed (Fun Home and Pachinko)

There‘s also 14 that I want to read, mostly previously read authors

And as I saw somewhere say, with a no 1 like that, how can you take this list seriously? I read no 1 years ago and gave it a so-so rating, and anyone who has followed me for awhile have probably noticed that I hardly ever gives a book a so-so rating

Ruthiella I loved the number one book!😂 I think the one I liked least was the Pulitzer winner 1d
TheKidUpstairs @Ruthiella And Kavalier and Clay is one of my all time favourites! That's the impossibility of a list like this, books - like any art - are subjective, no book will be the best for everyone :) But the lists do make for fun discussions!

I've read 21, lots more on my TBR. I don't think there were many that I hadn't heard of. I did really like some of the “If you liked this, try these ones“ suggestions
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AnneCecilie @Ruthiella @TheKidUpstairs That‘s interesting, since The Amazing Adventures is one of the books on my tbr. That‘s one of the things I love about reading, just because you didn‘t like you last, the next one can be a winner. Several of the books in the middle of the list I had never heard, but it‘s like that sometimes (edited) 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pachinko was sooooo long!! I read that years ago when I thought I HAD to finish every book I started! 1d
AnneCecilie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I bailed early on if I remember I correct. I borrowed it from the library and I find that it‘s easier to bail on a library book, than a book I‘ve spent money on 15h
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llwheeler
H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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I do love a how many have you read type list! Even if, as many have pointed out already, this one is very skewed. And of course heaven forbid we get genre cooties on our Serious Best Books list (except Jemisin cause she's exceptional but don't worry Cloud Atlas can't possibly be genre [except it totally is] cause David Mitchell is a Serious Literary Author don't you know - but definitely no romance or fantasy or YA or *gasp* all three!)

wanderinglynn I had the same thought. All hail “serious literature” & the NYT. 1d
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Aims42
Wait Till Next Year | Doris Kearns Goodwin
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The end result when your ‘non-Kindle owning, mood reader who doesn‘t know what mood she‘s in‘ friend visits the library before her summer vacation 🤓📚📚It‘s a road trip so no worries on running out of suitcase space, hence the recorded book & physical book of the same title 😁

DGRachel 😂 That reminds me of how my suitcases used to look before Kindles came out. 2d
Aims42 @DGRachel Happy to give you a trip down memory lane ☺️🙌 I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who can‘t commit to knowing what I‘ll want to read in the future lol Gotta have options! 2d
jlhammar Great options! 16h
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Liz_M
The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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The best part of these type of lists is getting excited all over again for the books you have but haven't read yet.

Ruthiella True! 👍 2d
staci.reads Agreed! 2d
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LiseWorks
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Eggs Perfect 🐎🩶🐎 2d
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