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AmberJoy

AmberJoy

Joined April 2016

I go through phases where I think I want to be an extrovert and then I come back to reality and read a book in bed.
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Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
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Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
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A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
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Slayer by Kiersten White
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Friday Black by NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore
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An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
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Circe by Madeline Miller
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Senlin Ascends by Josiah D Bancroft
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The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
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Reflections in the Nile by J. Suzanne Frank
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
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I absolutely loved this story and want to read everything she‘s ever written and I‘m not even a romance person. The heroine has a ferret and a cosplaying fandom. Sold

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Hey joe you‘re wrong. Guacamole is delicious

Mariposa_Bookworm I agree. 9mo
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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Joe to Amy

Dear Amy
I hate your stinking guts. You make me vomit. You‘re the scum between my toes.
Love Joe

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I absolutely loved this and wish I could read more about Maud. It‘s like a cozy but from the murderers POV.

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Currently reading and maybe I‘m too new as a mom but so far a lot of the judgmental stuff it touches on is very fresh. I don‘t breastfeed and I did have to go back to work after 7 weeks and I feel terrible about it all.

MicheleinPhilly Well that makes me sad. I‘m not a mom but one of my pet peeves is when people judge or shame other people‘s parenting circumstances and decisions. You continue doing you and I‘m sure you‘re doing great. ❤️ 10mo
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Sorcery & Cecelia: Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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Charming little book and was a perfect read for when you want a little romance, fantasy and mystery. I look forward to the rest of the trilogy

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Feminist Baby | Loryn Brantz
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So I haven‘t been around cause I made this!

Chrissyreadit Perfect! Congratulations! 12mo
DGRachel Congratulations! 12mo
Reggie 🤗Congratulations Mama!!!! 12mo
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RaimeyGallant You make nice stuff! 12mo
Dragon Congratulations! A lovely little angel 👼! 🎈 12mo
julesG Congratulations! You are very crafty! 😉 12mo
Christine Aww!! Congrats! 12mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 12mo
Nebklvr Perfect little blessing. Congrats 12mo
BookaholicNatty Congratulations!!!!!!!!! 12mo
DeleteAcct Congratulations! 12mo
Ddzmini So beautiful congratulations 🎈🎉🎊 😋 12mo
Kaye Pretty 👶🏼 12mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 💚 12mo
sherryvdh Congratulations! 12mo
Grrlbrarian Congratulations on your new (pre)reader! 😍 12mo
sprainedbrain Awww! Congratulations ❤️ 12mo
Bibliogeekery 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
MicheleinPhilly SQUEEEE! 😍 Congrats! 12mo
Wife Gorgeous baby!🌹 12mo
wanderinglynn Congratulations! 🥳 12mo
Chelleo Beautiful!!!!! 🥰 11mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes

If people could handle their self loathing, customer service would be smoother.

Megabooks Love this book! 2y
Reggie Lololol 2y
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King

I kind of want to have a year of Stephen king challenge. Are there any read a thons or #buddyreads that I can jump in on

TrishB There are a few SK ones starting. Think @GarthRanzz may have more details! 2y
CSeydel Yes! Check out @TricksyTails and the #losersclub tag. She‘s put together a huge list of all King‘s work in publication order. One per month, it‘s supposed to last like 10 years or something (edited) 2y
GarthRanzz The #LosersClub is a great one! We also have the #EpicKaTetRead starting next month to tackle The Dark Tower series. The more the merrier! @TricksyTails and @MinDea have the details for both reads! 2y
TricksyTails Thank you @CSeydel and @GarthRanzz ♥️ I believe @CSeydel tagged you in the schedule for this year. Did you have any questions I could help with? 2y
TheNextBook How am I just now seeing all of this?! I had no idea the #loserclub was happening?! I might have to start joining in! 2y
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How is it possible to hate every character in a book but also love it at the same time.

Reggie The tagged book, I didn‘t care for anybody but I could not not watch the train wreck, lol. It happens. 2y
AmberJoy @Reggie that‘s exactly what it was. Everyone made terrible decisions but I couldn‘t stop reading haha 2y
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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Today is the day! It‘s in my planner so I have to do it. #ookbookclub

TricksyTails 👏😆🎉📖 2y
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*flails* I‘m excited to start this!!!!! Will be reading this at work so please don‘t bother me with work questions

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Egyptian | Mika Waltari

Does anyone have an recommendations for a fantasy that‘s based on Egyptian mythologies? I‘m surprised that there are not more

jfalkens Reawakened series is a YA about a girl who meets and falls in love with a mummy(the mummies look human for the most part) and has to help him save the world. 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks I haven‘t read this series yet, but my friend is always telling me to read 2y
AmberJoy Thanks @jfalkens I‘m adding to my TBR 2y
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jfalkens I haven't read this series yet but I read his Percy Jackson series(Greek mythology) and loved them. It's on my to-read shelf(first 3 books were a Christmas present from my husband). 2y
AmberJoy @ValkyrieAndHerBooks oh these are good and you should read them lol! This series is why I want more 2y
jfalkens @ValkyrieAndHerBooks 😂 I was too absorbed typing I didn't even see yours pop up til after I posted 2y
jfalkens @AmberJoy no problem 😊 she does have another series but it's Indian mythology if your interested. 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Oh! And there‘s a steampunk novel that touches on Egyptian Mythology, though it takes place in London. 2y
sprainedbrain Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but I thought it was fun 😃 2y
Dragon This is a rather fun YA fantasy 2y
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Anyone else down for the discworld buddy read?! It‘ll be epic

TricksyTails Thanks for sharing! 🤗 2y
AmberJoy Can‘t wait to get started @TricksyTails 2y
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So my only reading goal for this year is to finish all the books in my kindle library before buying a new book.

Foxyfictionista Whoa... How many books are we talking? I would find that really difficult. 😃 2y
DGRachel There‘s no way I could do that. It‘ll take me years to read through just my Kindle TBR, and that‘s without buying anything new! Good luck!🍀 2y
AmberJoy @Foxyfictionista it‘s in the double digits. @DGRachel thank you lol we‘ll see how long I last 2y
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wistfulthinking I make that goal every year, but there's always another book that comes out that I HAVE to have 😄 2y
DivaDiane I hope you‘ll join us on the #MountTBRchallenge? 2y
AmberJoy @DivaDiane I am! And possibly the #otherlandbuddyread if that‘s okay 🤔 2y
DivaDiane @AmberJoy of course! Sorry, I‘ve lost track of who is with me on the TBR and I have a memory like a sieve. 😳I didn‘t see the tag, so assumed you weren‘t! 2y
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Fantastic vacation read. It‘s like reading about Buffy if Buffy decided to make her alter ego Anne a ball room dancer instead of a waitress. Fun stuff!

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Gothic Fiction/Gothic Form | George E. Haggerty
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I loved crimson peak and can watch it all day so now I'm in the mood for some gothic horror/romance. What do you recommend?

GothamGal I wanted to see that movie. I enjoyed Wuthering Heights as a gothic novel. I think Frankenstein and Dracula were also pretty awesome. We were matched in the litsy penpal group. Can you email me your address at gothamgal@gmail.com so I can get your intro letter out to you? 2y
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Oops! | David Shannon
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When you're looking for a work lunch read and realize you're super behind on #BOTM from June-August. You got the juice now...please what should I read

MicheleinPhilly Fierce Kingdom and Final Girls are both quick reads. I liked both but preferred Final Girls. 2y
BookishJess The only one I've read is Fierce Kingdom. I liked it but didn't love it. It's a good thriller though and a quick read. 2y
Eryn2513 Helllooooo pen pal! My email address is erinstephens83@gmail.com so if you'd like to shoot me an email with your address, that would be fab!!! 💜 2y
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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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As a Texan I do agree

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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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Okay this is pretty good so far...

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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames

Alright book buddy let's get this party started. Maybe the first week try to read through chapter 9? But I'm super lax and if you're behind it's cool or ahead even better.

Annl Sounds good! 2y
Annl @AmberJoy I finished the first 9 chapters easily! I am enjoying it a lot. I like Clay's sense of humour! Should we go through 18 for next week? 2y
AmberJoy Ha! I did too actually on chapter 18 doh! I'm surprised I enjoy it as much as I do. I love the idea of getting the band back together 2y
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Annl @AmberJoy I just finished chapter 18. I know you are ahead of me? Hopefully I can read a little more this week. I am trying to finish It by Stephen king, interesting chapter in our book about fighting with clowns. 2y
AmberJoy @Annl sorry for the delay! I slowed down a bit. Still love it though. I also feel like I have an idea of how it ends but I'm enjoying the ride 2y
AmberJoy @Annl lol! You have the perfect reading matches 2y
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A feminist horror story. Why yes I am here for it.

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What could women accomplish if they did not have to continually mind their skirts, keep them from dragging in the mud or getting trampled on the steps of an omnibus? If they had pockets! With pockets, women could conquer the world!

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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My kind of story so far #24in48

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Bookish | Olivia Long
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1) drink all the white wine and/or sangria
2)based on the first page (or last paragraph)
3) at a beach under an umbrella
4) fantasy novels...most are still about very realistic matters
5) mr Darcy. I think Rochester was a bit of a dickweed. If Jane was a friend IRL and said she was talking to Rochester I would say girl you can do better and love yourself #bookishwouldyourather

Kalalalatja Number 5 😂 2y
AmberJoy @Kalalalatja lol can you imagine a real person saying well he's married but he keeps his wife locked in the attic but I love him and he's a good man... 2y
Kalalalatja I would think that maybe that person needed to be locked in the attic instead, because that's craaaaazy 😂😂 2y
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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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I imagine if you're a fan of John Dies at the End and/or twin peaks this will be right up your alley. Fun, fast, brain candy type of read

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Not sure why I didn't think of this but thank you but would anyone be down to do a buddy read with any of these books:
Behold the dreamers
The boy on the bridge
Kings of the wyld
Final girls
The strange case of the alchemist's daughter

Annl I would be interested in reading The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter or Behold the Dreamers or Kings of the Wyld. 2y
AmberJoy @Annl yay thank you so much! We can do kings of the wyld? I've been wanting to read it and have heard great things. When would you be down to start 2y
Annl @AmberJoy I was able to buy Wyld on my kindle for 4.99 last night. I have a couple of books to finish. Would July 15th be good for you? Later is fine with me also. 2y
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AmberJoy @Annl July 15th or July 29th works for me. 2y
Annl @AmberJoy How about the 29th? 2y
AmberJoy @Annl sounds perfect! I'm so excited 2y
Annl @AmberJoy Are we starting Kings of the Wyld? 2y
AmberJoy @Annl yes we are! I have the book and I'm ready. 2y
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Lonely | Tara Brown
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Are there any buddy reads or book club things going on right now? I just want to talk books with other people...reading can be social too

Jess7 If you like mysteries and thrillers you can search the hash tag WhoDunItByMail - Every month for 30 months we will be passing along books from our list among 30 people. If you have read any of the books we post about or want to read along and comment about them you can! 2y
TheNextBook @LitsyFeministBookClub is reading Hunger and discussing at the end of the month! This month's book is 2y
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BookishJess @Tiffy_Reads hosts two buddy reads each month. Tags are #lengthylit & #buddyread. There is also @litsybookclub too! 2y
AmberJoy @RaimeyGallant I signed up :) thank you! 2y
AmberJoy @TheNextBook oh that is on my TBR. Thank you for letting me know 2y
AmberJoy @BookishJess good to know! Yay I'm not alone lol 2y
AmberJoy @Jess7 oh this sounds super fun! 2y
Annl You can always come up with your own buddy reads. 2y
AmberJoy @Annl good point! lol not sure why I didn't think of this 2y
Gezemice The others have covered Litsy groups. Goodreads has lots of groups, too. I belong to a very active group on Goodreads: Around the Year in 52 books. https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/174195-around-the-year-in-52-books 2y
sprainedbrain #riar book club is reading this one this month and will discuss later in July. Check the hashtag! 2y
collegecatlady @AmberJoy you can sign up for #riar at readitandreap2017.wordpress.com if you're interested in getting our emails and voting on monthly selections 2y
MinDea I am considering starting a litsy buddy read on #BooksToScreen. Sent out a post a week ago to gauge interest. There was some, but not a ton... 2y
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Change of plans...going to #slaythatseriesreadathon with lady Trent.

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Indecision: A Novel | Benjamin Kunkel

Okay what should I read next:

The stand- stephen king
The gunslinger- Stephen king

Josie The Stand! 2y
Eyelit The Stand! 2y
Rachel.Rencher My husband is engrossed in the gunslinger series right now and loves it! 2y
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Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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Melody is kind of a beeyotch

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@saguarosally
1. DFW, Texas
2. Out of print sent it in a newsletter and I've been here ever since (on and off during reading slumps)
3. Gone girl. I actually prefer the movie
4. No. I've had a guinea pig and 2 gerbils though. #welcomelitten

saguarosally What were the names of your gerbils? 2y
AmberJoy @saguarosally I had cocoa and brownie is still kicking it 2y
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The Waking Land | Callie Bates
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Nice surprise on a particularly sucky day.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag What a gorgeous cover. Hope your day improves 🌻 (edited) 2y
AmberJoy @thegirlwiththelibrarybag thank you and the cover is lovely 2y
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Shadow moon is such eye candy. Can he be my book boyfriend? Will I like him less while reading the book?
Stay tuned

LauraBrook Oooh, hello there! 😍😍😍 2y
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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy

War was men's business, not ladies', and they took her attitude as evidence of her femininity.

Oh wow. I think my eyes almost got stuck cause I rolled them so hard. Guys I don't know about this #gwtwreadalong

Reviewsbylola It's unbelievable but also amusing. 😬😂 3y
Texreader I get the feeling the author wrote much of this tongue-in-cheek. Here we have an 800 plus page book and she talks about the southerners who don't like book-learning. I'm pretty sure MM thinks that's pretty hilarious. 3y
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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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Alright I'm in #GWTWReadalong!

JoeStalksBeck Come over and win some books 📚 3y
AmberJoy @JoeStalksBeck well you don't have to tell me twice 3y
Reviewsbylola I'm hoping to start tonight. Gotta wrap up section one in the IT readalong first. 3y
Mdargusch 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy

Should I join the #GWTWReadalong? It will be my first time reading it...I do remember being pretty annoyed at the movie but I can't remember why

TheNextBook Do it! I loved that book. I didnt realize the readalong was happening until today but I plan on rereading next month. It was really good. The movie is just too damn long. Hard pass on that! 3y
MKbookworm The book is better. I still have a few issues with the book as it does do some glorifying of the old south however, the characters and story are superb. Scarlett O'Hara may be the best flawed heroine I have come across in my reading life. The movie, misses aspects of this part of her and doesn't do her true character justice. I say give it a go. 3y
Reviewsbylola I was skeptical at first but when I read it originally, all my skepticism flew out the window. I vote give it a shot! A lot of new readers are joining in so you'll be in great company. 3y
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I think Peele will make an engaging series with this work. Does anyone else have a recommendation for a book that's similar: mix everyday horrors like racism, sexism, etc with the supernatural

RanaElizabeth Not quite overt racism and sexism but maybe try this? 3y
AmberJoy @RanaElizabeth thanks! Adding to my TBR list 3y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Bitches be crazy. I think this sums up the book

Reggie Lolol 3y
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂😂😂 3y
Nebula_of_Books You should do one sentence book reviews haha 3y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Okay starting this too.

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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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Next up and I have the perfect #booksleeve for it #bookcloack

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Woohoo!!! Perfect match ❤️ #ProtectYourBooks 📚 3y
LitLogophile Beautiful combo 😍 3y
Nute They look made for one another. 1y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I thought this was great.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

I didn't know a dead person could be charged in his own murder. #message

rachelm This book! 😭 3y
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I enjoyed it. It was a fun read and it is a bit dark. Interestingly enough even Belle touched on Stockholm syndrome...and solved the problem of me liking the beast way more than the human prince by just having my stay a beast so yay but also poor sexless Belle

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

On page 50 and I've cried twice

Reggie Just wait....keep those kleenexes handy. 3y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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So I haven been out of HS for about a decade but this is still relatable coming from another girl that went to predominantly white schools

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Okay y'all have convinced me. Starting this today

TheNextBook I've had this since it came out and still haven't started it. I don't know if I'm ready yet. 3y
Pelican71 I purchased it last week while I was in the author's hometown. I really need to move it up on m list. 3y
Mixedreader It so good! 3y
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curlyfro I thought it was soooo bad. But I'm curious to see your thoughts. 3y
AmberJoy @curlyfro I'm about 100 pages in and I like it so far. I do find the MC relatable because I was usually one of a handful of black kids in a school and I felt like I had to have a home amber and a school amber. What didn't you like about it? 3y
curlyfro It's filled with all of the really untrue stereotypes that non-Black people believe. 3y
AmberJoy @curlyfro I can see that. Yes she lives in the hood and her dad is a gangbanger with outside kids...I had some issues with that too. I'm not the author but I do think she purposely did it to kind of flesh out some of these stereotypes to show both sides of the coin. The characters with the least development were the white ones 3y
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Feed | Mira Grant
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But where's the lie though

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Pretty excited for my #BOTM reads

MicheleinPhilly I picked American War this month too. And I LOVED The Mothers! 3y
AmberJoy @MicheleinPhilly even more excited now 3y
BellaBookNook The Mothers was really good. I have American War on my TBR. It sounds interesting. Look forward to your thoughts. 3y
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