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kspenmoll
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TheSpineView Looks good! 1w
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉 1w
Crazeedi I think I might have read the fifth gospel, not sure!! Great job Katherine! 1w
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kspenmoll
No Strangers Here | Carlene O'Connor
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#bookreport
February 11-February 17, 2024
Finished the top row.
Still reading The Brother. Plan to start When in Room this week. Currently reading No Stranger Here. #audio #LitsyLoveReads #NancyDrewBR #Naturalitsy #litsolace #nunlit #CountyKerryNovel

Librarybelle Great reading week! 1w
jlhammar Planning to start When in Rome this week! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💚📚 1w
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JamieArc
Mercy House: A Novel | Alena Dillon
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I think I may have liked this a little more than others for this #nunlit read, but I did enjoy reading the story of contemporary renegade nuns and their badassery. It was a little hard to keep going in the beginning because of all of the abuse and cruelty, but once the plot got going, it was easy to root for these women. Moments of heart and goodness helped me stick with it, as well as a few snortable lines from unexpected characters.

jlhammar Snortable lines 😆 Glad you enjoyed it! I‘m excited to start this one soon 3w
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Singout
Mercy House: A Novel | Alena Dillon
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I was glad that the #nunlit book shows both justice work that many in religious orders practice as well as the impact of hierarchy and patriarchy. The main character is part of a trio that sets up a home for abused women that connects some with abortion opportunities, in direct defiance of the Catholic Church, resulting in punishment. Lots of painful reading here about abuse, rape, lost love, and broken families, but also supportive community.

jlhammar Great review, Sarah! 4w
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kspenmoll
Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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These books are my #hopesanddreams for February- some my go into March. 6/9 are #buddyreads; the other 3 are my choices.
#TBR #readaway2024 #serieslove2024 #seasonalcozies #February #NancyDrewBR #litsylovereads #nunlit #Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent #naturalitsy #buddyread #February
I must be dreaming…

Librarybelle Good luck! 4w
DieAReader Looks good!🤓📚 4w
TheSpineView Lookin' good!📚📚📚 4w
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julieclair Hopes & Dreams! Love it! That describes me just about every month. 🤪 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩷🩷🩷 4w
DieAReader Great stack🤓📚 1w
AllDebooks Fab stack x 1w
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kspenmoll
Cooking for Picasso | C A Belmond, Camille Aubray
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Mystery,Murder, Mayhem…that‘s my genre for January. I did read 1 nonfiction book & 3 fiction- not a mystery!!! 13 books in total. #nunlit #RevThomasAquinashistoricalmystery #SavannahCat #nonfiction #NancyDrewBR #sundaybuddyread #historicalfiction #spy #mysteries #policeprocedural #serieslove2024 #seasonalcozies #January
Top 3: Mercy House, The Last Garden in England, Journey to Munich

Librarybelle Excellent stats!! 4w
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4w
TheSpineView Great job! 4w
sblbooks I just ordered The Last Garden in England from Pango. It sounded really good. 4w
julieclair Great month of reading! 🎉👏 4w
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This freebie might be appropriate for #nunlit or for any Litten who wants to add even more to their #Kindle before the #readyourkindle challenge, hosted by @CBee

CBee You‘re enabling and I love it 😂😂 1mo
jlhammar Oooh, thank you! 1mo
Deblovestoread Sounds fun! I found the first two free with my audible membership as well. 🙌🏼 1mo
rubyslippersreads @Deblovestoread I just found the other two ebooks on Hoopla, along with all three audiobooks. 1mo
kspenmoll Got it! Thanks 4w
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JamieArc
Mercy House: A Novel | Alena Dillon
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1. Most notable plan is Silent Book Club on Thursday. Always look forward to it!
2. Finishing up the tagged for #nunlit
3. Reserved, surprisingly funny, and thoughtful
#MotivationalMonday

monkeygirlsmama I've heard of Silent Book Club before. It sounds wonderful. 1mo
Cupcake12 What‘s a silent book club? Have a good week x 1mo
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kspenmoll
Mercy House: A Novel | Alena Dillon
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Mercy house is a gripping and moving read.It is a shelter for abused women run by Catholic nuns.These nuns & the residents are authentic and colorful characters.The hate-filled,forceful Bishop Hawkins uses his power in the Church to try & shut down this enterprise. What transpires is a riveting David v.Goliath, the powerful v.the powerless real life story. One of the nuns, Evelyn, has a few tricks to shift the balance of power. #nunlit

kspenmoll I was brought up Catholic- no longer practicing- but thinking my background knowledge certainly contributes to my enjoyment of the novel. I lived through some of the events/practices. 1mo
Aimeesue Evelyn 💙💙💙 Hawkins 😠😠😠 1mo
jlhammar Authentic and colorful - yes! Hawkins was truly vile. Fantastic review. 1mo
Suet624 Truly a David versus Goliath story. I was so concerned about how she was going to finish up this story. 1mo
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Aimeesue
Mercy House: A Novel | Alena Dillon
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At Bed-Stuy‘s Mercy House, a shelter for abused women, the sisters and residents contend with Bishop Hawkins and his mean-spirited investigation into how the house is run, while dealing with their own painful pasts. While there were episodes that were hard to read (rape, physical & emotional abuse) they were an important part of the story and weren‘t gratuitous. The Audio was voiced by multiple narrators & was very well done. Pick.
#nunlit

Librarybelle I‘m hoping to start this soon! 1mo
batsy Great review! This seems tough so I'm kind of avoiding it at the moment. 1mo
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jlhammar Wonderful review! 1mo
kspenmoll Wonderful review- I just finished the book last night - so well done. I am mulling it over 1mo
Aimeesue @Librarybelle Yay! Can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 1mo
Aimeesue @batsy You definitely have to be in the right frame of mind for it. 1mo
Aimeesue @jlhammar 💙💙💙 1mo
Aimeesue @kspenmoll There was a lot to think about in there. All too real sometimes. Definitely fired up all my angry. 1mo
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