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Kristelh
My Name Is Red | Orhan Pamuk
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
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suvata
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Pickpick

The Island of Missing Trees is a multi-layered, bewitching, lyrical and richly magical story about belonging and identity, human destruction of nature and restoration. Defne and Costas are on opposite sides of a divided country; she is Turkish, he is Greek, they both call Cyprus home, and their love is forbidden. 5-stars Mesmerizing!

marleed All the stars from me, as well! 2d
Megabooks Same!! 2d
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Simche
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Mehso-so

The storyline is purely beautiful and I hold the theme of this novel in high regard, but... It is so poorly written that some pages were just painful to read and simply awkward.

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ReadingEnvy
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I usually enjoy Elif Shafak but this might be my favorite, a love story from Cyprus but also a tree story from the point of view of a fig tree that has seen some things. I really noticed the writing this time around, how she almost crosses the line of purple prose but then turns the language in interesting ways.

ReadingEnvy This is my third book set in Cyprus in under a year and it's so disheartening how neighbors become enemies. At several points in this novel, characters won't identify people as Cypriot Turkish or Cypriot Greek, but rather as "from the island, like me."

I've marked a bunch of spots and will write a longer review in Goodreads after it's had time to marinate.
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tokorowilliamwallace I'm looking forward to seeing your more thorough review! I requested if you want to connect. 7d
Branwen I'm currently reading this one and loving it! It's astounding! 6d
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marleed I anticipate this will remain one of my favorite books of the decade! 6d
ReadingEnvy @marleed I haven't read absolutely everything by her but this is clearly one of the best. 6d
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Amiable
The Sandcastle Girls | Chris Bohjalian
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Thank you so much for the thoughtful package, @Soubhiville ! I almost never win anything, so to be one of the lucky random winners for #AuthorAMonth is the high point of 2022 so far! 🙂

Soubhiville I‘m glad it arrived safely. I love both of these authors so much. I hope you‘ll enjoy these! 1w
Amiable @Soubhiville I love them both, too! So happy to be able to read these ones that I haven't gotten to yet. Thank you! 1w
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KarenUK
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Pickpick

Loved this. Gorgeous, lyrical writing with a sprinkle of magical realism. It‘s a forbidden love story set against the backdrop of the 1974 Cypriot civil war, and present day London. The descriptions of the island were just gorgeous, and themes of nature, identify, trauma and renewal, handled with such care. Narrated by the two lovers, their daughter and surprisingly by a fig tree at the center of the story, this sad story really captured my heart.

Alfoster It was so interesting and different!😃 1w
Cinfhen Gorgeous review 💜I‘m looking forward to reading / listening to this book. @Megabooks loved it too!! 1w
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Cinfhen What‘s the background?? It‘s stunning! 1w
Megabooks So glad you loved it! 1w
Kdgordon88 Lovely review! 1w
4thhouseontheleft Sounds really interesting! 1w
BarbaraBB I was gifted this book by @Megabooks and have been very much looking forward to it. Now even more! 1w
Megabooks I hope you love it @BarbaraBB 💜🌳 1w
KarenUK @cinfhen I think you‘ll really like this one…. 🤞🤞🤞 The background is a pretty illustration of a fig tree I found…. 1w
KarenUK @Megabooks It was lovely! I am so often on the blah side with Reece‘s picks. But this one was a stunner! I hope you like it @BarbaraBB 🤞🤞🤞💕 1w
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mdm139
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Started the year off strong with a 5 ⭐️ read. I can see why Reece picked it. It is about a tree and the humans that care for it. I wish the whole book was written from the tree‘s perspective though. The writing is beautiful, especially the tree‘s prose. It is also a story of grief and trauma and how it affects future generations. I read it slow to savior it. I did not want the book to end and wanted to go and talk to trees.

Graywacke Happy 5th Litsyversary! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed Shafak. Maybe I should give her a second chance. 2w
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peacegypsy
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Excited to start this via audio! You guys have given it great support!

marleed I loved this book! 2w
BarbaraBB Looking forward to this one. 2w
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KarenUK
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Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead 🥰

- My reading goal is to do my usual #pop22 , #booked2022 and read at least 100 books…. But really, it‘s always just to read things I love, and to seek out beautiful writing that moves me….(and to continue to take pride in my title of #starslut when it comes to books!)⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- (Two words) Kindness and Joy… to be, seek, think, find, create…..
- Loving it so far….. 💕📚

#thoughtfulthursday

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rakeshpm
A Useless Man: Selected Stories | Sait Faik Abasiyanik
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Beautiful short stories from the Chekhov of Turkey