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Joined July 2016

Books on books on books. I need to take time off work to read full time
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So only read 5.5 hours for @24in48 but celebrating it as a win with ice cream for #nationalicecreamday so I ain‘t mad! #24in48 now off to work

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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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Don‘t have a whole lot of book loot but I do have a whole lot of bookmarks ❤️ @24in48 #24in48

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Beautiful Bastard | Christina Lauren
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For romance I really enjoy Christina Lauren‘s series although I might start my first Sarah McClean this challenge ❤️❤️❤️ @24in48 #24in48

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Brought this to read on my breaks! My friend let me borrow it like 2 months ago 🙈 so I‘m taking advantage of #24in48 to read it so I can give it back @24in48

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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A few audiobooks I‘m tapping into for the @24in48 readathon. Finished You Are A Badass but need to finish Becoming and Bird Box so those will be tapped into first 😍🎧 #24in48

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Sci-fi is still a relatively new and rare genre for me. These are a few of the books on my shelves I found that are SFF or close to it 😁 🤷🏻‍♀️ @24in48 #24in48

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Can‘t recommend this book enough and happy that the @24in48 readathon helped me to make time to finish it! Jen‘s style of writing is fun and to the point and she just feels like that no-nonsense loving friend that tells it like it is while supporting you, encouraging you and reminding you that you‘re a queen! And now it‘s bedtime for me cuz I have work in about 8 hours 🙃 and I want to read before I go in. #24in48

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Just got off work so my time starts now... my goal as always for #24in48 is to just read as much as I can and work around my work schedule/other tasks I need to complete. Still trying to finish this gem so listening to the audio on my way home ( and picking up some Taco Bell 😂) @24in48

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Touch | Courtney Maum
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Here‘s my #bookshelfie next to one of my bookshelf/nightstands. I tend to keep the self help books on this shelf since it‘s the closest to my bed and that way I can learn before bed :) @24in48 #24in48 and now to begin my day with some reading before work. And since I slept in more than I intended lol

parttimedomestic I love that bookshelf! ❤️ 12mo
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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My tentative TBR for @24in48 . Most of these are books I started but didn‘t finish cuz life happened. And Touch is for a book club that‘s meeting this Sunday cuz procrastination is the game. Starting my #24in48 with The Dry

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Second audiobook for @24in48 (the movie is on Netflix too lol) since I‘m working :) #24in48

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This book was so funny and I loved hearing Gabourey tell her story and keep it 💯 second book done for @24in48

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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So the first prophesied death has occurred so starting today with the next one. Honestly this book is a bit up and down for me so far, chapters start on the low energy for me then build as I try to figure out how they die...I think I may have a feeling about Klara‘s death, let‘s see if I‘m right and if I can get to it before I have to clean up before work @24in48 #24in48

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Aimee | Mary Beth Miller
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My under the radar book for hour 30 of @24in48 I read this years ago and while I definitely read a lot of dark twisted stuff as a teen this is one of the books that stuck with me! The only other person I know who has read it is the friend that passed it down to me. It‘s about a girl who is blamed for her friend‘s suicide and it covers the toxicity but also the strength of teenage friendships so well! #24in48

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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On to my second planned book (and 2nd print since I‘m also audiobooking) for #24in48 and I‘m at the halfway point 🙌🏼 my personal goal was to at least do 12 hours since last time I barely made it to about 9 hours if I remember correctly. Trying to get another half hour in of this book while I snack (cuz I‘m getting hungry) but also my neck is starting to hurt and I‘m getting sleepy so we shall see @24in48

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I didn‘t expect to love this book as much as I did. It made me want to go back to that time my bf and me spent flirting before we started dating and even back to college lol! Plus it got me out of this funk this summer heat had gotten me in and made me wish for colder nights when you just stay in your room under cozy sheets :) Also enjoyed the deeper themes of complicated family matters within the lighter fanfic scenes @24in48 #24in48 1st book ✅

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It | Stephen King
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I use bookshelves for my nightstands and use most of the shelves for books but others I use for my oils and to put my snacks on. 😂 @24in48 #24in48...might get to these during the challenge but first Library books

Reviewsbylola I love it! (edited) 2y
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Listening to this while I work :) (image doesn‘t seem to be posting 🤷🏻‍♀️) loving it so far! @24in48 #24in48

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Hour 6 challenge #24in48

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Finally settled in so let‘s do this shit! Also the other dog is laying in his crate nearby so he may make an appearance later on during #24in48 @24in48

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Need to do some cleaning and also give my eyes a rest @24in48

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Finally able to start in on my #24in48 since all my calls today are done! Only other thing I have going on is yoga but that‘s much later so I‘m trying my best to get in as many hours as I can :) here are my snacks for now

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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So after years of having this on my TBR (my English teacher went with another book), I finally checked it off my list as I really loved it. While I admit most of the characters are horrible people, I do feel Nick and Jordan were still good people. Also it was nice to read about the glamorous Gatsby parties

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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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I've been meaning to read more plays lately and decided to start with the bard himself. Went with Macbeth and I really enjoyed it. My favorite parts included the witches and it made me look forward to reading more of his work. The Graphic Novel version was also very well adapted.

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It took me a bit to get into this book, but in the end I really enjoyed it. I liked how Whitehead created a real life Underground Railroad and I enjoyed Cora as a character. It was a quick read and gave a glimpse at the hardships slaves had to endure and the dangers they had to face, even in Abolitionist states. My only complaint is that it lacked character development and I was thrown off by characters who were mentioned but not explained.

MrBook Nice review! 3y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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My first reread in a while (also I think it's only my second reread I've ever done, not counting picture books) and I loved it just as much as I did when I first read it in first grade. Mrs. L'Engle did such a great job creating a fantasy world and painting it with such a science (pun intended) that really draw you in. Recommend to everyone that they read it and share with the kids in their lives! So much love can't wait for the new movie!

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Snapshots of a Girl | Beldan Sezen
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Despite being a bit hard to follow at times since the author/artist will sometimes jump to her next vignette without quite finishing the previous one, you still understand the overall journey of her realizing she was a lesbian. More importantly you get to see her experience being Turkish while growing up in Germany and having to learn how to navigate both cultures and a homosexual woman. She's also pretty funny!

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Lucky You | Erika Carter
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My bf's mom let me borrow one of her #BOTM choices from a few months ago. I actually liked this book until I got to the end. It seems all three friends, whose chapter's alternate, are dealing with some sort of mental illness or some sort of codependency. Rachel is the only kinda decent one of her friends, Ellie is an insecure bitch and Chloe is a mix of mean and nice. I just wasn't too fond of how the book dealt with their issues & it ended weird.

Reviewsbylola My BOTM group chose this for January and we all pretty much hated it. It definitely sticks out in my mind as my most hated BOTM choice ever. 3y
Astridstars @Reviewsbylola yeah so far it's my least favorite from my BOTM picks. I don't hate it but it just ended flat considering she did so much character development 3y
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This is such an important and moving read given our country's current status. Diane's story is one of many children whose immigrant parents are taken from them and their families broken! Her voice is genuine and she helps to educate about immigration policy status.

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I loved this book so much. It's about a 26 year old writer named Dana, living in Los Angeles in 1976, who is somehow transported to pre-Civil War Maryland. Throughout the book, she (and her husband too) is transported back to plantation days, each time for longer (and more dangerous) periods of time.

This is probably one of the best books I've read in a long time and I would often forget this was written in the late 70s.

Reviewsbylola I thought this was so interesting and heartbreaking. 3y
Astridstars @Reviewsbylola Definitely! I felt bad that she couldn't avoid having to go back and basically having to sacrifice a lot of her modern beliefs in order to survive. Even her husband didn't seem to fair to well when she left him behind 3y
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Lucky You | Erika Carter
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Got my BF's Mom a #botm subscription during Christmas and this was the first book she got to choose. She enjoyed it so she let me borrow it. Taking advantage that my car is being serviced to enjoy this nice day and read outside at a nearby cafe

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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These are my current reads at the moment. Out of the three, Kindred is my favorite so far though I am liking the other two. Need to finish Kindred though cuz it's overdue (oops🙊)

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Finished this last night and really enjoyed it. I have read her other book, My Husband's Secret, which I wasn't as much a fan of so I had put reading this one off for a bit. I'm glad the show pushed me to actually read it because it was highly entertaining.

I love how she is able to tell the story through multiple characters and really had us guessing as to what occurred at the party. I kept guessing who might be dead. Good quick read!

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Reading this tonight for #diverseathon

Peaceful_Reader Brilliantly written; not an easy book to read. #real 3y
Astridstars @Peaceful_Reader no kidding. I didn't get very far last night cuz I was tired but even then the first few pages said a lot. Excited to read more tonight 3y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Barely made it to 24 hours but I did it!! I finished 1 print and 1 audiobook and am halfway through another print and audiobook. So happy I did this challenge as I'm trying to read more this year. Gonna take a break from the intensity but will probably read a bit more before bed #24in48

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great reading! 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻📚📚 3y
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On to this gem. Loved the movie so figured I should check out the book that inspired it. #diverseathon #24in48

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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Finished listening to this audiobook just before hitting 18 hours. While I don't fully agree with Gay's views and ideas I did relate to the majority of what she said. It is wonderfully written and it was nice to know I'm not the only one who has struggled with identifying as a feminist due to misconceptions created by the media and society but now I know I must continue my feminist education! #diversathon #24in48readathon

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My TBR for #Diversathon. Also wondering if anyone has any recommendations for Hispanic #ownvoices as well as LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 suggestions. Will be finishing #24in48 reading one of these (just wanna finish what I'm already reading 😊) My time so far is 16:12:20

MicheleinPhilly I thought this was excellent. 3y
Astridstars Thanks @MicheleinPhilly it looks great! Will have to see if my library has it 3y
EmilyAnne This one was great! 3y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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I've only complete 5 hours of #24in48 but I will get lots of reading done tonight while I babysit. Switching to this to take a break from audio but it's nice to "read" while I drive or do chores around the house thanks to audiobooks :)

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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"Change requires intent and effort." Decided to start this for my second book for #24in48readathon in support of today's #WomensMarch! Listening to it on Audiobook and almost 4 hours into the readathon. Really enjoying Roxane Gay's voice and identifying so much with what she is saying ??????????

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I cannot recommend this book enough!! It took me a few pages to get into it but I soon fell in love with it. Love all the geeky references as well as how much of the 80s it pays tribute too. Plus it reminded me of my bf the whole time ❤️!! Also glad to have it be the book I started off the #24in48readathon with. 2:35 hours down. Had forgotten to stopwatch it but thank god for Bookout

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"Going outside is highly overrated" starting the #24in48readathon by finishing this book all from the west coast. Also it's raining so it can't get more perfect than that ☔️ ? ☕️

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Excited to start this tonight :) it's the January choice for the book club I'm in

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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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Really enjoyed this book especially after reading so many dark thrillers. It was great to see how romance occurs in both young love and long marriages and how complex love really is. This novel said so much while still feeling light.

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The Crow Girl | Erik Axl Sund
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I'm a big sucker for Swedish Thriller and I definitively enjoyed this one. However, the material is disturbing. The writing was pretty good but I think the translation of it could have been better. Also sometimes it felt like the writers were trying to make an earlier part of the story fit and you could tell. Would still recommend if you want a dark thriller

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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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I got this book from the library a while ago and it was due today but things got really busy so I just started it today. So far I'm loving it and it's a nice break from the darkness of The Crow Girl, which I'm half way thru with

Blair_Reads Aw. What a sweet 🐶 3y
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I'd give this a 3 out 5 stars. While I enjoyed it as a quick fun read, for a mystery thriller it was quite predictable, the writing was good but not great and the characters felt underdeveloped. Still it's good if you want a quick Sunday read.

Sweettartlaura That is EXACTLY what I thought. 3y
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So excited my #botm came in today!! And right before my birthday 🎉. Chose to go with #ConstanceWu 'S pick but also adding @Liberty 's and @stephopitz 'a choices!!

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Picked this up at the library over the weekend as it's our Book Club read this month 🤗 I've heard so many great things about it and it seems perfect for October 🎃

jessberk13 I just ordered this from Book Outlet! 3y
Astridstars @jessica awesome! Didn't know they had it 3y
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