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DMC_run8

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Joined September 2016

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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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I'm moving on Saturday but feel too exhausted to worry about packing. So I went to the library after work and picked up this stack. How have I not read The Road yet??

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Loved this book! I wonder if there are any non-fiction books on Alice DuBois...

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Easy, enjoyable read. Satisfied the "book selected because the title caught your attention" category for this year's reading challenge.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I really enjoyed this one. It was easy to read in a day. I love 70s rock music and this book made me want to read more biographies about actual bands/musicians.

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I started this book a few months ago and kept putting it down and coming back to it. I'm not sure why it didn't grab me enough to read without picking up other books but I ended up enjoying it. I liked the writing even though it seemed pretentious in a couple of places (who uses the word delibindinized?). In the end, I liked the story too. It certainly makes me want to return to Italy!

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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I loved this book! Now I need to find more books about the Russian night witches!

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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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Just finished this for book club and I absolutely loved it! Her writing is poetry.

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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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Absolute must read. This is a beautifully written book about a terrible injustice.

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The Dante Chamber | Matthew Pearl
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I didn't enjoy this one as much as The Dante Club.

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The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
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Fantastic! Henry Longfellow, James Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, George Washington Greene and J. T. Fields are working on an English translation of Dante's Divine Comedy in post Civil War Boston when a string of murders based on descriptions in The Inferno threatens the lives and reputations of the poets of The Dante Club.

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Gold: A Novel | Chris Cleave
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I actually finished this a week ago and wasn't sure how to review it. I loved Cleave's other book, Little Bee, so much that this one was a bit overshadowed. But I have found myself thinking of the characters over this past week so I've decided I liked it.

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Easy vacation read. Since I'm in Italy I picked up a book by a local author.

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Excellent account of the construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore! It's unbelievable what the architect was able to accomplish without modern technology. I can't wait to climb the 463 steps to the top next month!

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I have loved everything I've read by Saunders!

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Good summer read!

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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I'm a fan of everything Ann Patchett writes!

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I'm not sure how I feel about this one. In the end I liked it, but I was more than halfway through before it grabbed me.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This book was wild! The author was raised on a mountain with her ultra-conservative, survivalist Mormon family. Without any education she gets into BYU at the age of 17 and ends up earning graduate degrees from Cambridge and Harvard. The story is so compelling I finished it in two sittings.

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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A man on the cusp of his fiftieth birthday embarks on a trip around the world to avoid the wedding of his ex lover. Wonderfully written and funny!

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This is the face of a cat who is settling in for a long nap after her mom returned one book to the library and came home with five more.

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Incredibly bittersweet story of two families: the Jongas, immigrants from Cameroon surviving in New York City while struggling to obtain legalization papers, and the Edwards', members of the elite who employ Jende Jonga as a chauffeur. The characters in this story are unforgettable.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I really enjoyed this one! I'm such a sucker for a strong female lead.

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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This was a little slow in the beginning. Started to pick up in part 2 with some unexpected twists. Would be a great beach read!

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This book was hard to get into in the beginning but I read the last 2/3 in 2 days. Not my favorite by Gaiman (that would be Neverwhere) but I really enjoyed it.

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Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
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I didn't love every story but I do love his writing!

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State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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I'm not sure what took me so long to read this considering how much I loved Bel Canto. Another amazing work by Ann Patchett!

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Such a talented young writer whose life was tragically cut short. I really enjoyed this one!

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In 2014 journalist Shane Bauer went undercover as a correctional officer in a for-profit prison in Louisiana. A scathing look at the history of the prison system in the US and today's for profit prisons, Bauer deftly weaves together the past and present to bring to light and issue that few people care to know about but absolutely should.

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Page 19. I've already picked my jaw up off the floor several times.

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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Fascinating story that spares no details about the horrors of war.

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If Beale Street Could Talk | James A Baldwin
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I forgot to breathe near the end. Absolutely stunning and heartbreaking.

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The Little Snake | A.L. Kennedy
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A little golden snake befriends a little girl who teaches him about love.

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And So Is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories | Yossel Birstein, Robert Manaster
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A nice collection of short stories.

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Elevation | Stephen King
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A lovely little story. And I absolutely love it when he slips in references to his other works!

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Beautiful illustrations. I think I've discovered a new favorite author! Fantastic satirist!

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Fox 8: A Story | George Saunders
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Well that was an unexpected cry!

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A sort of reverse "It's a Wonderful Life"?

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Read this in a day. The book opens with the murder of the children which instantly hooked me. I needed to know why she did it.

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I give this to my friends with newborns because it's entertaining for the parents and the infants are too young to be confused by silent letters!

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My TBR is growing exponentially but I'm 4 months in to my 7 month orthopedic certification program so I'm studying on this rainy Saturday. After this week I'll have a week off to jump back into reading for pleasure!

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Four siblings visit a woman who tells each of them when they will die. I ended up enjoying how the story was told and ugly cried a bit towards the end.

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Trying to read on this rainy day but apparently the library loaned me a pop-up book.

Puredragonstar Woot #KAL strikes again! 14mo
BookNAround 😂😂😂 14mo
AnansiGirl Cutest pop up I‘ve ever seen 😹 14mo
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Florida | Lauren Groff
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I'm about to bail on this one. I made it through 68 pages and I'm still not into it.

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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I've been trying to start this book for 2 days and keep getting interrupted. This is the cutest interruption so far!

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Heartbreaking novel about the strain placed on a new marriage when the husband is wrongfully convicted of a crime he didn't commit.

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Definitely not for me. I don't mind when books don't have a happy ending, or when the ending isn't wrapped up in a neat bow. But to have the main character's life completely go to pieces in the last few pages is lazy and unnecessary.

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I borrowed this from the library but I enjoyed it so much I'm going to buy a copy!

Linsy I need this! 💙 1y
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Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini
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A book that reads like a children's book but with heavy subject matter. Inspired by Alan Kurdi, the little boy whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey. Beautiful illustrations.

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La Bastarda | Trifonia Melibea Obono
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I really wanted to like this book. It wasn't bad (I would give it 3.5/5 stars. I really feel like something was lost in the translation.

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Definitely enjoyed the second book in the series (6 years after reading the first!). Onto the next one.

bookshelfandrain I am reading it right now. Last 100 pages left. 1y
DMC_run8 @bookshelfandrain Have book 3 ready to go. You won't want to take a break! 1y
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