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Books read: 14
Pages read: 4,355
DNF: 0
Women authors: 13
POC authors: 7
Best: The Radium Girls
Longest: Come, Thou Tortoise (412 pages)
3 adult fiction
4 young adult
2 middle grade
4 nonfiction
1 play
⭐️: 0
⭐️⭐️: 1
⭐️⭐️⭐️: 8
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 4
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 1

(#nonfictionnovember stats: 4 books; 1 3-star (How Paris Became Paris) 2 4-star (Dancing With the Devil... & Eloquent Rage) & 1 5-star! (The Radium Girls)

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This is great so far and an enjoyable, informative read written in a relatable, non-scholarly voice. #NFNov #NonfictionNovember

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I'm a Fiction Reader. I like escaping real world problems and immersing myself in worlds like Gail Carriger's Paraverse or AU of Casey Mcquiston's Red, White, & Royal Blue. But every now & again I get in the mood to listen to stories of fascinating people. This month it was mostly musicians and Scotsmen. Autobiographies read by the author add extra level of enjoyment. 📚

Crinoline_Laphroaig I've just started and loving 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Alan Cumming was awesome too. But it's not in the database. 2mo
CarolynM I'm off to Audible to get that Alan Cumming book🙂 Thanks for the heads up on that one! 2mo
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Water Dancer | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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November 2019 reading wrap-up:
The Water Dancer: Ta-Nehis Coates 5 🌟🎧
Heavy:Kiese Laymon 📖
The Less People Know About Us: Axton Betz-Hamilton 3 🌟📖
I Am I Am I Am : Maggie O‘Farrell 5 🌟🎧
The Fire Next TIme: James Baldwin 🎧
Happiness: Aminatta Forna 3.5 🌟📖
Galore: Michael Crummy 3.5 🌟🎧
Men We Reaped: Jesymyn Ward 3.5 🌟🎧
The Name Of The Wind: Patrick Rothfuss 2.5 🌟📖🎧
#bookreport #NFNov ##nonfictionnovember

Clwojick way to go! 1 pt. 2mo
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The first half of this book has the same topics I heard when I saw Ferguson on his stand up tour. The second half was material new to me, which I enjoyed. Always a fan of his since one of my daughters introduced me to his late night show so many years ago! I still miss Geoff! 💀 #NonfictionNovember

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Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir | Shannon Leone Fowler
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#MOvember A young woman is left grief stricken and utterly alone in Thailand, when in a matter of seconds, her life is tragically altered after her fiancé has a deadly reaction to a jellyfish bite. This is Shannon‘s account of those incomprehensible days, weeks and months trying to move forward without the person you love most. #IllRemember Such a poignant memoir. #NonfictionNovember

BarbaraBB Wait. I haven‘t seen your December list.... are these the last days of your challenge already? I thought we‘d had another month.. 😳? 😘 2mo
BarbaraBB Also, great lyrics. I don‘t know this song, I think. 2mo
Cinfhen Yes @BarbaraBB my December cohost needed to back out and I decided to just end with Madonna. It‘s been a long time and I‘m ready to slow down 😘💕 2mo
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BarbaraBB I must have misinterpreted your earlier post but you are right of course 😀 And the theme and prompts are the best ones to end with! It just takes some getting used to. I haven‘t participated each day, but I have been enjoying this challenge so much!! 2mo
julesG Whaaaaaaaaat???? Now I feel like I should jump in. Like @BarbaraBB I haven't posted each day, but your photochallenges brought me out of my corner to join the Litsy community in full. 2mo
vivastory No more photochallenges? 😭😥😢I understand why you would want to step back, how long have you been doing them? I feel honored to have co-hosted with you 2mo
Cinfhen Since April 2017 @vivastory it‘s been a great run and I loved hanging out with so many fabulous people @julesG @BarbaraBB 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰I‘m really going to miss the daily banter 2mo
Suet624 Wow! This is big news! I feel as though your challenge put so many books into my TBR stack. The entries were always so thoughtful and invited me to learn about books I‘d never heard of. Thank you so much for all the love you put into keeping it running. 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Suet624 That means a lot to me xx 😘 My TBR EXPLODED as well 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 2mo
Chrissyreadit Ahhh!! I had no idea this would end. But of course you have a life. I just thought I would jump back in one day... 2mo
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Floating amongst the stars for a year, this is the story of Astronaut Scott Kelly. I have been looking forward to reading this book.

Thank you BookishFirst and Alfred A. Knopf for sending me this book. I‘m out of this world excited to read this.
Blasting off into Mr. Kelly‘s orbit; see you when I land. #nfnov #nonfictionnovember

Deifio He's the one with the twin brother, right? I read Chris Hadfields book and enjoyed it lots, I might need to pick up this aswell. Let me know how you like it! 😘 2mo
Lifeisasnap @Deifio yes. His brother, Mark is also an astronaut whom is married to former U.S. House Rep. Gabby Giffords who was shot in 2007 Tuscan, Arizona shooting. It‘s a really good book. 2mo
Clwojick 1pt! 2mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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#AudioFolding 14 hours down and 5 more to go with Michelle. I‘m finding her very forthcoming and not always perfect ( which I admire) she‘s human dealing with a very unnatural set of circumstances. #NonfictionNovember

4thhouseontheleft This is one of my top nonfiction picks this year. 💙 her 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto This audio was one of my favorites ever. I love that she doesn‘t shy away from her faults. 2mo
britt_brooke Loved this! 2mo
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Cinfhen I agree @Ashley_Nicoletto she‘s super quick to point out her imperfections which makes her so likeable @4thhouseontheleft @britt_brooke although I feel like I‘ve been listening to this book forever!!!! I‘m a little antsy to wrap it up 😜 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen lol I could listen to Michelle Obama all day! Although I just started She Said, and it is definitely in the running for my top NF pick this year. 2mo
Cinfhen That book is high up on my wish list @4thhouseontheleft 2mo
Suet624 I really liked this book. 2mo
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Heartbreaking memoir of loss and the causes of that loss. At times a very difficult read. 3.5 🌟

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After reading The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, I was curious to learn more about the Hmong people and "The Secret War." This memoir chronicles the Yang family's escape from Laos into a refugee camp in Thailand (where the author was born) to resettlement in Minnesota. The contrast in cultures and values was stark as the parents as the family tried to make the United States home, even if it's not where the ancestors are buried. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy The pace of this memoir is at times a bit too slow for me, which was magnified as I listened to the audio. She sometimes gives too much information about consecutive days while also covering her entire life and the life of her family before she was born. Still, it is an inside view of the refugee experience that is well worth the read.
This is the 10th memoir I've read during #nonfictionnovember and it also counts for my 2019 Asian reading project
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