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Cortg

Joined June 2016

So many books, so little time
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I‘m starting this one today! I‘m a bit intimidated
1) because I tried the audio and had a hard tine following the dialect AND characters
2) there‘s a FOUR PAGE character list at the beginning 😳
I‘m also super excited because I‘ve heard great things and I‘m in the need of a chunky, challenging read.
#pop22 @KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain I have this one on my ‘potential‘ list for #pop22 so I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts. 2d
vivastory I LOVED this one. The subject matter is difficult, but I read it years ago & still think about it. 2d
RaeLovesToRead This book is brilliant but verrrry violent! 2d
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BarbaraBB I ended up enjoying it too but it‘s a rather intimidating book I agree! 2d
Cortg @vivastory I love when a book leaves a lasting impression like that!
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Cortg @RaeLovesToRead Ooooh, thanks for the warning! Fortunately, I'm ok with violence 😬 2d
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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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I enjoy books that have a unique take and I like what Mott did. He left the book open ended leaving you wondering, but not just about the ending, the whole damn book. It‘s a character driven book, but we don‘t know the character‘s name. It‘s about being a black man in America. It‘s about an introverted author on a book tour. It‘s about life experiences and trying to move on. It‘s about mental health. It‘s about a lot, in a very unique style.

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Maid | Nita Prose
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This was such a delightful mystery! It had some Eleanor Oliphant vibes, and I enjoyed how the characters came together. There were some mean characters, genuine characters and characters who learned some valuable lessons along the way. I adored Molly.
#Booked2022 ~ Set in a hotel @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I liked this one!! Agree about the Elenor vibes 5d
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I didn‘t really care for this one but it was a 3 hr listen and I‘m using for #pop22 ~ a book about witches and #booked2022 ~ about sisters

@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Well that‘s a big bonus!!! #DoubleDip 2w
Megabooks I liked the movie more. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Kimberlone This book is the perfect example of the movie being better, and the other books in the series also being better. I was soooo underwhelmed by this book (after loving the movie since it came out) and then I was totally blown away by the prequel books. 2w
Cortg @Kimberlone Interesting! I can‘t say I‘ll continue with the series, but that‘s good to know. I think this is the 1st Alice Hoffman book I‘ve read. 1w
Cortg @Megabooks @Kimberlone I haven‘t watched the movie but decided on the book because a friend was chatting about finding it on TV recently and how much she enjoyed it. Maybe I‘ll check out the movie, we‘ll see 😃 1w
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I love a well researched journalistic chunkster of a book and this one is fascinating! What a horrible, money obsessed family with no morals or ethics. The Stackler family, once a philanthropic family but always money hungry can be blamed for the opioid crisis of this century with their oxycontin painkiller and their ruthless attempt to make money off of it. 😡😞

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The title pretty much sums up the story. It takes place in Mt. Pleasant, SC outside Charleston and it was genuinely a fun audio to listen to. Sometimes you just need a story about book club ladies and a vampire.

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Oreo | Fran Ross
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This was written in 1974 during the black arts movement. It‘s a satire story about a half black, half Jewish girl who is given clues to find her father. The story is also a mythology retelling of Theseus, though honestly, that part kinda lost me. #Booked2022
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Looks like you have the WHOLE beach to yourself!!!!!! Lucky 🍀 2w
Cortg Pretty much! We‘re in the OBX a mile from where the road ends, all the way at the top! 😂 2w
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness
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I got to enjoy a production of A Monster Calls in DC last night! It follows the book and was quite creative using rope to create and represent the yew tree.

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Recommended by a few friends, this is just adorable! I went ahead and put the rest of the series on hold. #pop22 ~ a book becoming a tv series or movie in 2022 #Booked2022 ~ adapted for the small screen *It could be used for several other prompts as well

@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Maria514626 This sounds lovely! Adding it to my stack! 4w
Cortg @Maria514626 I hope you like it! It‘s a sweet story and quick graphic novel read. 4w
Ruthiella Would this work for the #Booked2022 prompt “Coming Out Story” do you think? 4w
Cortg @Ruthiella Yes! It would definitely work 😉 4w
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Recommended by a few friends, this is just adorable! I went ahead and put the rest of the series on hold. #pop22 ~ a book becoming a tv series or movie in 2022 #Booked2022 ~ adapted for the small screen *It could be used for several other prompts

@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Megabooks I have read so much about this lately! 4w
Cortg @Megabooks It‘s a sweet story! 4w
Cinfhen Sweet 🌈💕 4w
squirrelbrain The TV series is supposed to be fab! 🌈 4w
Cortg @squirrelbrain I‘ve heard! I don‘t watch much TV but I‘ll probably watch this one! 4w
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Such an amazing story! I‘m a total mess! It‘s been sitting on my bookshelf for quite a while and when I learned it‘s being performed at the Kennedy Center, I got tickets and started the book. Looking forward to the show and plan to bring a box of tissues. 😭

Nebklvr I‘m not crying, you‘re crying! 4w
Cortg @Nebklvr OMG, yes! 😂 4w
TheLudicReader I was a blubbery mess when I read it. 3w
Cortg @TheLudicReader It was an ugly cry, for sure! 3w
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For an older book, this one has been popping up on my radar quite a bit so I decided to give it a listen. He‘s a pretty down to earth guy for living such an extraordinary life. I enjoyed it.

Cinfhen Yay!!! Im glad you gave it a try!! I was definitely crushing on him 💕🥰 4w
Cortg @cinfhen I not a big TV/movie gal but I enjoy hearing about stars and their careers. Now I want to go back and rewatch The Outsiders and check out St. Elmo‘s Fire because I never took the time to watch that one. 4w
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Girl on Fire | Alicia Keys, Andrew Weiner
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Looking through challenges to see if anything checks off any boxes. I read this one in April #pop22 ~ a book that fulfills your favorite prompt from a past popsugar challenge ~ a book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Goodreads

@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain I sometimes do that too! 1mo
Cinfhen Well played 🧡😉 1mo
Cortg @squirrelbrain Some book/prompts are easy, some take a little more thought! 1mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Thanks! 1mo
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Elevation | Stephen King
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You never know what you‘re going to get with King. This short story has a melancholy feel, an abstract illness, and a lesson about opening up and getting to know your neighbors. It‘s a decent, quick Pride Month read if you‘re looking for one.
#pop22~ a different book by an author you read in 2021
@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain Sounds like a good pick! 1mo
Cinfhen Nicely done 😁 1mo
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Welp, May was not my month for reading! THREE out of state mini vacays may have had something to do with this.

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Red Kayak | Priscilla Cummings
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This book made me anxious! It‘s about doing the right thing, even if it‘s the hard thing to do. For a YA book, it was sad but has a good lesson. I loved that it takes place where I live and I didn‘t realize the author lives 20 minutes or so from me, so yay for local authors! It‘s a so-so for me because it didn‘t feel unique, and too much like a lesson for teens to learn from.

Hooked_on_books Love the picture! 1mo
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I sure hope I finish this before it goes away in 1 day! I do have an hour drive one way tomorrow, so that should help 😅

ChaoticMissAdventures It is a lot of information and maddening how much that family has gotten away with. Radden Keefe is one of my favorite non-fiction authors. 1mo
Cortg @ChaoticMissAdventures This is my first read by the author. It IS maddening but typical American corporate greed. The ultra wealthy in this country can do as they please. They have the money to hire the lawyers and payoffs to get away with it EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. It‘s disgusting. 1mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Cortg truly. I just finished one about the Koch brothers who made a ton of money polluting land across the country and breaking laws, stealing oil from Native lands and now they manipulate elections and lawmakers. Maddening really is the best word for it. 1mo
Cortg @ChaoticMissAdventures Thanks for the rec! 1mo
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This is such a sweet fantasy with beautiful characters full of optimism. “Change starts with the voices of a few.” An all around feel good kinda story ❤️
#pop22 ~ a #booktalk recommendation
#booked2022 ~ a hopepunk novel
@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks @wanderinglynn for the copy 🥰

Megabooks Glad you loved it! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 2mo
Cinfhen I need to try again… I‘m still needing a #HopePunk novel 2mo
squirrelbrain Great review - I think I may try this for #hopepunk 2mo
Cortg @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain hope punk is a toughy! 2mo
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Stuck with You | Ali Hazelwood
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This audio kept me company on the drive to/from my parents for a Mother‘s Day visit. A steamy novella about a couple with a short past, stuck in an elevator in the building they work at.

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This book is part memoir of the author‘s brief time working for the DC public library and part social economics. She covers a lot of what libraries do and have become, and it‘s all prevalent and true, but I wish she talked more about programs, events, community partners etc. My library system (between DC/Baltimore) does a great job of supporting staff and the community, and I wish more of these aspects were highlighted in the book. I ❤️ my job!

Graciouswarriorprincess I have this on hoopla. 2mo
Cortg @Graciouswarriorprincess It was good! I‘m still debating about getting my MLIS. We can now become asst. branch managers at the smaller branches without one but I know I have a job if/when I finish and I‘m in it for the long run. She only made it in the job 9 months. Her branch is not for the faint of heart. 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Cortg What wonderful news!! I am 2 classes into my MLIS and probably 2 more years before I finish. I miss working for AACPL! 2mo
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Biked around town to visit FIVE Little Free Libraries today. I donated about 20 books, kids and adult stuff and found one to take home!

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 2mo
Bookwormjillk What a fun day! 2mo
5feet.of.fury Nice! 2mo
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I‘m feeling super lazy tonight!

Aims42 This looks like an ideal Tuesday night!! Enjoy! 2mo
Cortg @Aims42 I will! Thanks 😊 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks I love that book so much! 2mo
Cortg @Erinreadsthebooks I‘m hoping to get to page 100 tonight 🤞🏼 So far so good! 2mo
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My April reads. I got a little sidetracked this month 😳 only one book for challenges and of course my book club book, which was a reread. I hope to focus a little better on book choices next month! #pop22 #Booked2022

@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage

jenniferw88 The Deep will work for #39 #pop22! 2mo
Cortg @jenniferw88 1) You‘re right! I didn‘t think of that 2) I read Kindred last month so I have that prompt checked off 🤨 I really appreciate you looking to see if anything fits! This is an AWESOME group of readers. Thank you! ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Sometimes you just gotta read what you wanna read!!! It‘s all good - 2mo
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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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Whew. This audiobook was like taking a whole college semester course on CRT. I will say it was extremely well done! I don‘t usually buy books but I‘m going to pick this up at a black owned book store in Baltimore in the near future and read through the chapters/essays/stories at a slower pace. So much to take in.

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Girl on Fire | Alicia Keys, Andrew Weiner
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I love this song so I needed to check out Alicia Keys new book and I‘m so glad I did. A strong, female, teen heroine, with superpowers, yes please! For a short book, she did a nice job of including systematic racial problems within the pages which went well with the story. Great YA graphic novel, and the illustrations were fantastic!

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I just adore Bittle! This book wraps up his final college/hockey years, and his relationship with Jack ❤️

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I love the Montague‘s adventures and all their imperfect qualities. The end. 🥰

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A delightful and fun listen to finish on my first camping trip of the year! I love people who appreciate and take in nature and I thoroughly enjoyed his Covid camper experiences as I look forward, or dream of, joining the RV world in a few years. Also, I enjoy his voice 😂

5feet.of.fury Agree about the narration! He does a great job 2mo
Nute Awesome review! Congrats on being one year closer to joining the RV Camping World. I hope to be a part of that circle one day too!🙂 2mo
Cortg @Nute Thanks! For now we can be dreamers 😊 2mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Ugh. I know this was a Goodreads choice winner but I was just not impressed the first time I read it in 2019 or this second go round for bookclub. Psychological thrillers are just not my jam. 🤷🏻‍♀️
#pop22 ~ book about a secret
#Booked2022 ~ make your own prompt @KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Megabooks I‘ve never really wanted to read this so I‘m supportive of your opinion!! 3mo
Laughterhp Yeah, I only bought this book because it was a book club read. I never had interest in it… I still haven‘t read it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
BarbaraBB I often disagree with GR winners 🤷🏻‍♀️. Haven‘t read this one though! 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead I've heard mixed reviews but will be reading this soon!!! 😊 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve seen mixed reviews for this and, as a result, have never really fancied reading it. 3mo
Cortg @RaeLovesToRead I‘m sure I‘m in the minority of not enjoying it and I hope you do enjoy it if you read it! I‘m just not a psychological thriller kinda reader. 3mo
Cortg @Megabooks Thanks for the support 😂 3mo
Cortg @Laughterhp Did you decide not to read the book for book club or have you not discussed it yet? Just curious. 3mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB Yeah, it‘s a popularity contest for books. 3mo
Cortg @squirrelbrain I think you‘ll be A-OK skipping this one 😉 3mo
Cinfhen I thought the book was ok but not deserving of the GoodReads award 😳 3mo
Laughterhp I was actually kicked out of the book club before they discussed it. (Long story). So I‘ve just never read it. 3mo
Cortg @laughterhp Oh geez! It's probably for the best, sounds like drama and I try to stay far, far away from that. 😂 3mo
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I forgot to tag #booked2022 with Includes a Recipes I enjoyed the characters the different POV‘s that revolves around Eva as she grew up and found her place.

Cinfhen I was gonna say you can use this for #Booked2022 too!!! 3mo
Cortg @Cinfhen I need to get my challenges organized! I‘m such a rookie! 3mo
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I really enjoyed the characters and story! This reminded me a bit of Olive Kitteridge, getting to know the people who have made an impression and helped Eva in becoming the person and chef she becomes. Overall a sweet story about life‘s ups and downs and the people that become a part of your journey. #pop22~ a book with a recipe

Cinfhen I LOVE Olive!! I might have to try this book!! 3mo
BarbaraBB Well played. A difficult prompt for me! 3mo
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squirrelbrain I liked this book @Cinfhen - I think you would too! 3mo
squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB - Cindy has sent me a book for this prompt. I can send it on to you when I‘ve read it if you like? 3mo
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB have you read this book 👉🏽it has recipes and it‘s great 3mo
Cortg @barbarabb After starting this one, I learned the tagged book has recipes and I own a copy and I‘m trying to read and pass on my owned books. Oh well! Here‘s a decent list of books with recipes if you want to sneak a peak https://offtheshelf.com/2015/10/11-delicious-food-novels-to-savor/?ref=tfrecipes 3mo
Cortg @Cinfhen I agree with @squirrelbrain you‘d probably enjoy this book. It‘s on the lighter side and each chapter is kinda the POV of someone different in Eva‘s circle for whatever reason, big or small. Some intertwine with others but not all if that makes sense. (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s stacked!! I‘ll look for it / thanks for the recommendation @squirrelbrain and Cort 😘 3mo
BarbaraBB Thanks so much!! 3mo
Cortg @BarbarBB No problem! 3mo
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The Deep | Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
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This is like a modern day myth. Originating from an album by Drexciya, ‘Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller‘, it evolved into a song by Clipper, then written in lyrical words into a novella unlike anything I‘ve read before. Extremely creative and quite sorrowful, it‘s the story of mermaid-like sea creatures born from the birth of pregnant slave women thrown overboard during the slave trades and the historian that holds the memories.

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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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My March wrap up!

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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Megabooks Awesome! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m LOVING this title & cover art …must buy 3mo
BarbaraBB Well done!! 3mo
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KarenUK Yay! 👏👏👏👏 3mo
Cortg @Cinfhen It‘s written to the tune The Wheels on the Bus 😂 3mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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I was planning to use Loveless but since I jumped on this one, I‘ll use it for #pop22 ~character on the ace spectrum. Maybe I‘ll still get to Loveless this year 🤷🏼‍♀️ @KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88

Cortg Thanks @BarbaraBB One less book to check off my list! 3mo
Cinfhen I used the same book/ it was cute 3mo
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Living with Viola | Rosena Fung
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#booked2022 ~set in a Canadian Province A middle grades graphic novel about a Chinese-Canadian girl who suffers from anxiety and is trying to make friends in a new school.

LibrarianRyan loved this book. 3mo
Cinfhen Excellent!! You‘ll have the challenge completed by May 🤪 3mo
Cortg @LibrarianRyan Me too! It‘s an important topic for kids as well as adults! ☺️ 3mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Nah, I‘m just plugging in what fits so far. 😆 3mo
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Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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I‘m not usually a romcom kinda gal but I keep seeing this and thought, why not?! It was cute, the characters were a bit annoying but it made for an enjoyable listen and I thought of my daughter a lot as she‘s thinking of going for a PhD in the STEM field. I hear it‘s a tough environment, especially for women, and I like that the author added some support websites for women in STEM at the end.

BarbaraBB I keep seeing this book everywhere too! 3mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB There‘s definitely some cheesiness and a very detailed sex scene but overall, it was what I needed; something light and entertaining. I think the STEM aspect drew me towards it. 3mo
BarbaraBB I need a book for #pop22 ‘character on the ace spectrum‘ and am thinking to use it for that prompt. You can too 😄 3mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB Yeah, I thought about using it. I really want to read Loveless this year but if I don‘t get to it, I‘ll use The Love Hypothesis. So, for now it‘s TBD ☺️ 3mo
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The Magic Fish | Trung Le Nguyen
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Last one for now 😉 This is a great young adult graphic novel about a Vietnamese refugee family and the language barrier between the two generations. #booked2022 ~a coming out story

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I loved this one ❤️ New England boarding school and Greek studies, what could go wrong?! #booked2022 ~dark academia novel

Cathythoughts What could go wrong 🤷‍♀️….. I loved this book (edited) 3mo
Cortg @Cathythoughts 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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Song for a Whale | Lynne Kelly
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This is the second book we‘ll do for our summer, middle grades book club about a deaf girl who sets out to meet a misfit whale that doesn‘t fit in because his sound can‘t be heard by other whales. This is really an amazing book. #booked2022 ~a nautical novel

Nebklvr This was wonderful 3mo
Cortg @Nebklvr It really is! One of my all time favorite middle grades books! 3mo
Cinfhen The cover art is fabulous 😍 3mo
Cortg @Cinfhen It‘s eye catching, for sure! 3mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I‘ve listened to this three times now and I have new takeaways each time. My bookclub had a great discussion last month! #booked2022 ~author born in Africa

Cinfhen I probably should Re-listen at some point!! This was the FIRST audio I ever listened to! 3mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Really?! You chose a good audio for your first one! 3mo
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The Nineties: A Book | Chuck Klosterman
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A blast from the past! It‘s interesting to see how so much has changed in the last few decades from politics, technology, entertainment and even how we perceive the world then and now. #booked2022 ~new in 2022

Cinfhen I requested this book months ago & My library JUST ordered this one…but I‘m still #23 on one copy 3mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Good thing for TBR lists while you wait! I feel ya though. I rarely buy new books so I feel I‘m always playing the waiting game! 3mo
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1619 Project: Born on the Water | Rene Watson, Nikole Hannah-Jones
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A beautiful children‘s picture book to compliment the adult book. A young African American asks where her ancestors are from, her grandmother tells her a story. #booked2022 ~from a black-owned or -centric imprint or publisher

Cinfhen Lovely ☺️ 3mo
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Shark Summer | Ira Marcks
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I‘m using this middle grades graphic novel for a grades 4-6 book club at the library this summer. Gotta keep this kids reading on their break! It‘s a cute story about a film crew that takes over Martha‘s Vineyard and an unlikely friendship amongst a few kids. #booked2022 ~weather term in the title

Cinfhen 💛😎☀️ 3mo
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Sorry for the spam posts you‘re about to see! I decided a little late in the game to join #booked2022 Cults fascinate me and this one was about the language, or word choices, cults use. Interesting. ~about a cult or religion

Cinfhen I used this one too for that prompt 💕😇 3mo
Cortg @cinfhen It was popping up a lot on Litsy a couple of months ago so I decided to listen to it. I enjoyed it! #blameitonlitsy 3mo
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This book covers the Sandy Hook shooting, but it also focuses on the conspiracy theories and highlighting the viral spread of misinformation on the internet, calling out social media platforms and people like Alex Jones of InfoWars. The Newtown image was taken of the flag on Newtown‘s Main St in December in honor or the victims by a family friend. #Booked2022 ~ a book written by a journalist
 @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Those images of the children still haunt me 💔 3mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Yes. I grew up there and the reminders are constant. 😩 3mo
Amiable I just finished this book yesterday. SUCH a powerful read. I'm going to be giving it to friends and family for Christmas this year. 3mo
Cortg @Amiable Powerful, for sure! 3mo
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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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I love time travel books and this one did not disappoint! It‘s raw, emotional, disturbing and historically important. I placed a hold on the Graphic Novel format to read next week.
#pop22 ~ an #ownvoices SFF book

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Cinfhen Great pick ✅🌻 3mo
KCofKaysville @Cortg I have read Parables of the Sower and liked it. I'll read this one too evenually. 3mo
BarbaraBB Such a good read! 3mo
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Cortg @KCofKaysville Yes! It‘s on my TBR list and I‘m looking forward to it! 3mo
Jerdencon This is such a great book! 3mo
Megabooks I read the graphic adaptation last year and loved it! 3mo
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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I‘m giving this a pick though I don‘t think I‘d recommend it unless they‘re big readers. The first two stories felt incomplete and it kinda frustrated me and I wanted a bigger, dramatic ending to wrap the timelines up and I knew it wasn‘t going to happen. I really enjoyed the third story. I like what she did with the timelines, characters, generations, altered universe, and it‘s a book to ponder for a while so I‘ll give it that. #pop22 #booked22

BarbaraBB Great review. And very relatable. 3mo
Cortg Pop22~a book published in 2022; Booked2022~about the AIDS epidemic, though only part 2. 3mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB Thanks! This one was tough to review. I‘ll be thinking about it for a while. 3mo
Cinfhen Totally agree with your review 😊 3mo
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I read this over the summer but I wanted a refresher before bookclub on Tuesday. I loved it just as much the second time around! ❤️

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Super cute story about drag queens swishing and shimmying through town to add some color and fun to the day! It‘s read/sung to the tune The Wheels on the Bus. I also watched Lil Miss Hot Mess read her story in YouTube. I wish parents would stop trying to ban all the books. This one was brought up last month #pop22 ~ A book with an onomatopoeia in the title

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