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Abailliekaras
Our Life in the Forest | Marie Darrieussecq
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Our new episode of Books On The Go is up! 🎧@mr_annie & I discuss ‘Our Life in the Forest‘ by Marie Darrieussecq trans by Penny Hueston (because we‘re celebrating #WITMonth year-round 😉😂) - we loved this short, darkly funny novel. 💫 one of my surprise hits of the year.

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DreeMorris
Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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✨August Wrap-Up✨
I read 10 books this month, for 2475 pages. 4 ARC/galleys, 2 short stories, 1 nonfiction, 1 poetry, and 3 in translation (from Spanish, Swedish, Tibetan—but only the Spanish fits #witmonth 😕), and 1 from the Booker longlist. 7 by women. My two favorites are on the left. #augustwrapup #monthlywrapup

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mreads
Vessel: A Novel | Lisa A. Nichols
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Big #s this month due to the graphic novels. #WITmonth was a success with about 3/4 translated!

Very excited for September, I've decided on a month of science fiction and fantasy (also including anything speculative) and nonfiction science.

Hope to read swap books and booktube has an apocalypsathon challenge. There's also latinx-a-thon for National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15 - Oct 15 that I think I have SFF books for the challenges.

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batsy
Moominsummer Madness | Tove Jansson
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Wanted to fit in one more book for #WITmonth as well as being seasonally in-tune with the Northern Hemisphere (it's eternal summer in Malaysia, anyway :) Set in June, but it's a perfect end-of-August read. In this one, we have a summer of escapist absurdism via volatile nature & an abandoned theater. Playful, philosophical & thoughtful, the Moomin books are about how to be a person & to live with others while honouring individuality & character 🥰

monalyisha I‘ve never read one but I often call my pet bun “Moomin”! 😊 (One of her nicknames is “Moo” & it just kind-of morphed. 😅) I should definitely pick one up. 3mo
readordierachel Lovely picture 😊 3mo
batsy @monalyisha Ha, that's cute 😁 Yes, definitely try one of the books ... I don't think you'll regret it! 3mo
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batsy @readordierachel Thank you 😘 3mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! ♥️✨✨beautiful pic. I‘ve never read a Moomin.... must have a look 3mo
Centique I figure those moomintrolls will have been healing you 😍 after that nightmarish book that got longer as you read it! 3mo
LeahBergen This was my first Moomin read as a kid! ❤️ 3mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Thank you ❤️ 3mo
batsy @Centique Haha, yes! An excellent balm to the soul after that thriller that went nowhere. 3mo
batsy @LeahBergen This was one of the Moomins I hadn't read yet but now I'm tempted to reread them all every so often 💕 3mo
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Core of the Sun | Johanna Sinisalo
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Mehso-so

A bit shorter it would be a pick. #WITmonth
Finnish dystopian novel set in the current day but about a 100 yrs ago there was selective breeding of women to be submissive, (eloi) for sex and procreation, while intelligent, independent women are relegated to menial labor and sterilized.(Morlocks) We follow Vanna raised as an eloi but secretly intelligent whose growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure.
#booked2019

Cinfhen Hmmmmmm....Interesting 😜 3mo
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Pickpick

I don't know if this is a pick or a so-so it's hard to rate cause it was sooo sad. Mathea is 99, she's had a lifelong social disorder where she can't stand to be around people but is longing for connection.
#WITmonth

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The Property | Rutu Modan
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Pickpick

Starting to wrap up #WITmonth with two graphic novels from Modan, both with a family mystery of sorts, nice full color illustrations and okay stories. The Property (tagged) story was better than Exit Wounds IMO.

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ReadingEnvy
Flights | Olga Tokarczuk
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I've been reading this book off and on for two months, finally finishing it before the end of #WITmonth - I wouldn't really call this a novel as much as it is fragments with some shared themes. I enjoyed some of the writing and was glad one of the stories came back to conclude in the end. There are themes of travel, moving, death, relationships and what you can/can't control, and home. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy Flights won the Man Booker International Prize that awards the author and translator equally, so I should say I rarely thought about how this was originally Polish, except for some obvious Polish themes... That's to the great credit of the translator, Jennifer Croft. 4mo
Ruthiella Cool. I tried it but couldn‘t get into the bits and pieces and found I wasn‘t retaining anything. 🙁 I think I really need a story to hang on to. 4mo
ReadingEnvy @Ruthiella oh yeah i definitely didn't retain much of it. 4mo
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RobinGustafson
Holy Lands | Amanda Sthers
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I first heard about this novel on Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt back in February. Sthers translated the novel from French to English herself. She‘s also adapted and directed the film version! Really enjoyed this funny, yet at times heart-wrenching epistolary novel. #witmonth #saturdayreading

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ReadingEnvy
Blood Sisters | Kim Yideum
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"Blood Sisters tells the story of Jeong Yeoul, a young Korean college student in the 1980's, when the memory of President Chun Doohwan's violent suppression of student demonstrations was still fresh. Yideum captures the sense of dread felt by many women during this time as Jeong struggles in a swirl of misguided desires and hopelessness against a society distorted by competing ideologies, sexual violence, and cultural conservatism."

ReadingEnvy This feels very contemporary with fragments, broken families, complicated relationships, and this darker threat in the background. A good read for #WITmonth 4mo
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