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EmmaMae

EmmaMae

Joined January 2018

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Shelterbelts | Jonathan Dyck
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A delightful and poignant graphic novel that gives voice to diverse experiences, perspectives, and breadth of Mennonites today.

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A story woven together in pieces and moments throughout the book. Well told and compelling. #bookclubreads

LindaLappin the structuring of time & the ending of this book are absolutely brilliant 7mo
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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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A delightful reread. I love this book. I love the voice of the main character.

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The book was filled with compelling characters, that continued to evolve through the story. The characters were the driving force of the story. #bookclubreads

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Yes No Maybe So | Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
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A delightful YA novel about political responsibility, and a love story.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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A delightful and important coming of age story.

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Second time reading it. Still impactful, and powerful, and important. #bookclubreads

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This book is coming out in May but I have gotten the chance to read it early. It is so profound. Osheta invites us who are white into the role of peacemaker guided by her, a black woman. It is so good already - keep your eyes open for it.

behudd I‘m on the “launch team” too! I‘m still only about a quarter of the way through it, but I‘m loving it! 2y
EmmaMae @behudd So cool! I have been slow at reading it due to having a few other things on the go and having a newborn but I am loving it too! 2y
behudd @EmmaMae it‘s definitely one worth savoring! And one I know I will re-read. 2y
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Patsy | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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A well told story that both conjures hopelessness and hopefulness told through the stories of women. Profound and intense and a good read.

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An intense, powerful story. It is a heavy read. It discusses traumatic experiences in great detail but also tells a story of resilience. #bookclubreads

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A delightful story of friendship and bravery. A quick read.

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Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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A beautiful, magical, dream scape like story about love and happiness.

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A beautiful, and heart wrenching, and profound story of family and love and truth and lies. #bookclubreads

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A beautiful and profound narrative weaving together one's growing up, processing, science, and faith. #bookclubreads

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Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
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I don't often gravitate towards funny things. I found the beginning of this book challenging to get into because it felt purely humour. But as it went on I enjoyed it more as she delved into things that mattered more using humour as a way to deliver her message. #bookclubreads

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A very informative, positive book about natural birth.

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This is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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A lovely narrative about family, gender, expression, parental love, and finding yourself. #bookclubreads

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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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A profound, poignant, deep, intense memoir. Chanel walks through her experience of rape, the subsequent trial process, and finding herself again. #bookclubreads

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A profound and beautiful and important book. A narrative about adoption that we must hear.

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A captivating, profound narrative.

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A profound and important narrative. #onedayreads

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Five Wives: A Novel | Joan Thomas
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A compelling book that asks important questions about the true story of the missionaries in Ecuador, their motivations and the consequences of their actions. #bookclubreads

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E Butler
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A captivating, well told story of community and love and truth. #bookclubreads

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Maya Running | Anjali Banerjee
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A delightful story of a young girl finding herself in the midst of challenges of adolescence and her identity.

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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A profound and important book, should be read by every woman in their 20s. It speaks to so many important things and shows that healing happens slowly and in community. Highly recommend. #goodbooksforsocialdistancing

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Girl: A Novel | Edna O'Brien
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A compelling story filled with hardship and heartbreak and pockets of love and beauty. A well told fictional retelling of one girl captured by Boko Haram and her escape.

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A book telling an important narrative missing from Canadian culture and history. Cooper captures a time and place and a person in it with so much detail. I do not think it is the most well written book but the narrative is so important it should be read regardless. #bookclubreads

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An action packed book. This was an interesting reconnection to earlier characters, alongside some new relationships developing on the sidelines. #longweekendreads

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This book felt much more emotionally compelling than some of the others. I felt pulled into the story more intensely. Another interesting story in the Ava Lee series.

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The Imam of Tawi-Tawi | Ian Hamilton, Sir
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This book had unexpected nuance by the end that I didn't expect. Another book filled with unexpected twists in the Ava Lee series.

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Another exciting book in the Ava Lee series. I really appreciate how the relationships deepen, even if not always well developed, and you see how these relationships impact people and situations.

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The Killing Joke | Alan Moore, Brian Bolland
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Read this classic comic this evening both inspired by watching Joker last night and #stillbuffering and their latest podcast. I read comics in this style so infrequently. I thought it was well written and I will need to read it again to ponder it more.

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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A well done, lovely, profound book. Evaristo does a splendid job telling stories of women. What connects them and what separates them. While seemlessly bringing in skin colour, gender, mothering, connection, growth, and the strong importance of communities of women. An important and recommended read.

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A Stolen Life: A Memoir | Jaycee Dugard
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A powerful memoir of survival and healing. As Jaycee processes her experiences the reader is brought into her thoughts and invited into her journey.

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Another exciting adventure in the Ava Lee series. #firstreadof2020

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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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A profound and important story. #bookclubreads

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Another delightful, compelling story in the Ava Lee series.

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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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A compelling book that brings the reader on a story that expands the world and the people of Gilead. It tells compelling stories of brave women and unlikely circumstances and hope. Hope for a new and different and better. And creates questions with every piece of information.

"As they say, history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes."

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A captivating book that captures a huge transition in the life of Ava with excitement and mourning driven deeply by relationships.

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The stories continue to be a fun, captivating read. As the reader is drawn into Ava's world the relationships, the challenges, and the fear feel all the more pertinent to the story. I love how she has been expanded upon as her own character throughout the books.

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The Red Pole of Macau | Ian Hamilton
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Another fun story. I love as you read through the series Ava's works gets wider.

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Another fun, captivating story. I appreciate how Ava's connections and world is expanding throughout the series.

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Another fun, compelling story in the Ava Lee case.

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A fun story with unexpected twists. The narrative keeps you engaged and Ava Lee is a great character to carry the story along.

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A fun, well written story.

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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A powerful narrative. The story is carried through various perspectives telling their part of the horror that is the main plot line for the book. I would not describe it as a psychological thriller. But I would a captivating, interesting, well written story. #bookclubreads

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The Amateurs | Sara Shepard
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An interesting YA suspense novel with an unexpected twist. The writing style did not draw me in easily and was choppy. Overall a good story but lacks some sophistication in the writing style.

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Aria | Nazanine Hozar
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A story of mothers and women. A story of socioeconomic classes and religious minorities. A story of growing up in Iran. Beautiful, hard, and an interesting picture of the realities of living before, during, and after the Iranian Revolution. #bookclubreads

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Some books are important because of your context. This is one of those for me. Growing up embedded in purity culture and trying to figure out how to move on from that as I understand myself and my place in the world in new ways can be challenging. This book provides narratives to explore this, ask questions, and recognize new ways of being.

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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A really interesting novel that explores roles of gender, power dynamics, and relationships between friends, families, and romantically in interested, compelling ways. #bookclubreads

LeeRHarry Going to my bookclub tonight to discuss this one 😊 on the whole I found it interesting but oh so depressing! 😩 (edited) 3y
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