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For some reason, I thought this was a book of essays from multiple queer contributors. Rather, it‘s trans woman Allen‘s tale of traveling to different red state places that have been important in her life and exploring the queer oases present there. It‘s such a positive, hopeful book. I just loved it.

squirrelbrain Sounds wonderful - stacked! 14h
Megabooks I enjoyed this too! 10h
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Lyle is the chief scientist at a cosmetics company searching for a great anti-aging lotion. He ends up with something a bit different, discovering in tests that it has a major impact on the user‘s DNA. This is a faintly ludicrous book (but doesn‘t claim to be anything else), but it‘s really entertaining with some good social commentary. I give it a soft pick.

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When We Were Magic | Sarah Gailey
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Alexis and her friends can do magic, but then something goes very wrong and the attempts to fix it aren‘t much better. This is a fun story and a nice look at female friendships in young (high school) women. I like Gailey‘s adult novels a bit better than this one, but still really enjoyed it.

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Panpan

This book does a blow-by-blow of 2020, throws in a bit of history, then talks about the various factions within the left and the right, all while clearly speaking only to the left. Then firmly presses the point about how each side is not going to simply go away, but then says the socialist democrat agenda will save us all! I agree with a lot of his politics, but this book is a complete mess! Don‘t waste your time.

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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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My hold FINALLY came in for the #DrZ buddy read and my library system thinks this book is…YA?!? 😯 Uh, ok. 😂 Based on the reactions I‘m seeing, I‘m not sure how far I‘m going to get in this one, but I‘m going to try!

sblbooks Is it an abridged version? 5d
vlwelser YA? Maybe they got it confused with something else. You can do it! 5d
Hooked_on_books @sblbooks No. I never read abridged books. I think they‘re a waste of time. 5d
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BarbaraBB I liked it when I read it as a young adult. I don‘t feel like rereading though 😇 5d
LeahBergen Ummm. 🤣 5d
Cinfhen Interesting 🤔 I don‘t know any YA except @TheBookHippie and @BarbaraBB who would voluntarily choose to read this book 🤓 5d
LibrarianRyan Libraries will do that with classics that students may need to read in school. Have a copy in adult and a copy in YA. it helps ensure that there are copies for school kids when they deed them. Often the crazier covers of the classics are put in YA. Speaking from experience, and We did this with our library. 4d
Hooked_on_books @LibrarianRyan That makes sense! Thanks for the insider library info! 🤗 4d
leah152 It's been ages since I read Dr Z but my most lasting memory of it is wondering where the romance was lol! 😊📚😂 4d
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This is a fantastic look at bias, blending numerous social science research studies that reveal how bias develops and real world programs intended to reduce bias, showing what has and hasn‘t worked. I found myself nodding through a lot of it. I think it would be a great tool in many settings (um, like for juries, maybe?), and it‘s a terrific read.

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I had no interest in this book, but then heard Emily on a podcast and was curious. She is thoughtful in her examination of the co-opting of women‘s bodies, especially her own, to be used by and for men. She acknowledges her changing understanding of this since she started modeling. I‘m glad to see someone known for their body providing this kind of commentary. I think this will be especially good for young women to read.

marleed Great review! 5d
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I have finished reading the 2021 NBA fiction longlist and starred the five books I would have put on the shortlist (the five upper ones are the actual shortlist). If I could pick 6, Abundance would be in there as well. I think Matrix would be my winner, but I‘m delighted Hell of a Book won. I have no idea what Zorrie and The Souvenir Museum are doing on this list. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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The Souvenir Museum: Stories | Elizabeth McCracken
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I know there are people who love McCracken, but I am just not one of them. This is my second go at her, and only because this was on the NBA longlist for fiction, and she is just not for me. And it doesn‘t help that the audio is terrible! I thought the collection I just finished from Te-Ping Chen was SO much better.

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Asia | Cheryl Striveildi
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And that‘s a wrap! I have officially completed #ReadingAsia2021! 🥳🎉🍾 I included a few of my standout reads for the challenge in the pic, but there were so many books I really enjoyed. I learned a lot about Asia, and I‘m glad I did. I‘m so excited to head to Africa in 2022!

squirrelbrain Yay! Congratulations 🥳! 7d
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 7d
Librarybelle Hooray! Congratulations!!! Thanks for joining us on our journey! 6d
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Soubhiville Yay! Congrats! 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage What an accomplishment!! I am so behind but going to keep reading from my list in 2022. 🤪 (edited) 6d
Laughterhp Wow! Congrats! 6d
BarbaraBB Well done! Thanks for sharing your favorites! I have read none of them so am taking note! 6d
Megabooks Congratulations!! 6d
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 6d
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! And I think continuing into next year is a great idea. It‘s a fun challenge! 6d
Hooked_on_books @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB Thank you both so much for hosting! I‘m really enjoying these read the world challenges. 🤗 6d
CarolynM 🎉🎉🎉 Congratulations, that's quite an achievement! 6d
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Erika Fatland traveled through the Central Asian former Soviet Stans and relates here her travels, some history, and current events in the area. I thought this was fascinating. She did a good job of varying the information so it didn‘t get bogged down. This was a great book to wrap up #ReadingAsia2021. #Tajikistan

Librarybelle I‘m looking forward to this one - it‘s staring at me from my shelves! 6d
BarbaraBB You finished the challenge! Fantastic! Congratulations 🎊! I have two countries left! 6d
Hooked_on_books @Librarybelle I was deterred from it for a while because it sat there looking fat and dense. But it‘s not dense at all! I more or less read a country a day, so that took care of the fatness. 6d
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This one is the latest in the Stephanie Plum series, now veering away from using the number titles. (Exciting development!) Diesel returns in this one and Lula has some great lines, as usual. It‘s typical for the series, so fun but a bit repetitive.

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Right now seems like a good time to focus on bias. For, you know, reasons.

vivastory Truth 7d
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Abundance: A Novel | Jakob Guanzon
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Single dad Henry is trying to make a better life for himself and his young son, but they are living out of his truck and scraping for the money just to eat each day. We see his struggles alongside a second storyline that shows us how this came to be. This is really well done but brutal. I recommend it but suggest having something light to turn to afterward.

Texreader Excellent review 1w
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I sometimes struggle with short story collections, but not this one! Each story explores some aspect of Chinese culture, and that thematic linkage really worked for me. Plus, many of the story endings are unsettling in a good way, making them stick with you. Fabulous debut!

(#Literati gives you a sort of confetti each time you finish a book! This was Malala‘s pick for November.)

squirrelbrain I really liked this one too. 1w
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Still Life | Sarah Winman
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I listened to the first 20% of this and I‘m just not at all engaged in it, so back it goes to the library! I really don‘t know if it‘s me or the book. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Soubhiville I didn‘t really connect with her last book so I think I‘ll pass this one by. 1w
EvieBee I had a question about E. M. Forster in this one. Is he an actual ghost? (edited) 1w
Hooked_on_books @EvieBee I‘m afraid I have no idea. It just didn‘t stick with me at all. 1w
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Am I the only one who can only think of Spies Like Us when I see Dushanbe? 😂

CharismaRaven13 Love that movie! I can‘t believe someone actually remember this movie! Dan Akroyd and Chevy Chase were a match made in heaven for this one! 1w
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Chloe has been recruited to attend her college to be part of a study about psychopaths. And, she just happens to be plotting to kill someone. Because of this somewhat absurd premise, I struggled to get into this initially, but what I liked about it is that when things start getting hairy, Chloe responds in true psychopath fashion, which was fun. A soft pick for me.

LeahBergen I bought this one recently to read with a friend. 😊 2w
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My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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This book is well titled: it is literally a collection of speeches and writings from RBG, related to her work and life. I just loved it, though of course it was bittersweet. RIP, RBG. We REALLY miss you! 😢

Bookzombie Yes, we really do! 😢 1w
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Mehso-so

On a jungle island in SE Asia, people are suddenly dying violently, killed by an unknown force. This is a self-published book, put forward in novella-length installments, with no editing (and it shows). There‘s a decent base here for a book, but it needs a lot more drafts and polishing. I read half the installments and that was plenty for me.

#ReadingAsia2021 #Brunei

Librarybelle You have to be close to finishing the challenge! 2w
BarbaraBB I think so too! 2w
Hooked_on_books @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB Just one to go! And I‘m really motivated to finish! 2w
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BarbaraBB That‘s great! Which country? 2w
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB Tajikistan, for which I‘ll being reading the same book you read! I‘m hoping to start it today or tomorrow. 2w
BarbaraBB Sovietistan? That‘s a good one to round it all up with! 2w
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In Range, David Epstein makes the case that we are actually better served casting our net wide rather than super-specializing in a field. He uses real world examples of how super-specialization can lead to worse outcomes and dissatisfaction. I love social science books, and I really enjoyed this one. I definitely recommend it.

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This book is Nichole Perkins‘ memoir in essays. She has a wonderful voice and is frank about her love of sex without being prurient. It‘s so well balanced and she really had me wanting to keep reading. And I have two words for you: panty liner. (You have to read it and find out what I mean. It‘s quite a 😲😳😂 moment!)

TrishB Well that certainly piques your interest!! 2w
squirrelbrain What @TrishB said! 🧐 2w
slategreyskies I just finished this today. Panty liner indeed!! 😳😳😳 1d
Hooked_on_books @slategreyskies Can you even imagine?!? 😂 20h
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Five Total Strangers | Natalie D. Richards
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High school senior Mira is trying to get home for Christmas, but a blizzard closes down the airport. Her seat mate on her prior flight and a group of friends are renting a car, so Mira decides to go with them. Only, turns out they don‘t know each other at all. Then things get scary. There‘s some great tension building here, and well-written vehicular scares, but it hinges on a premise I didn‘t buy and the red herrings are poorly done.

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In the late 1800s, Dr Thomas Cream murdered people, mainly women and mainly by poisoning, successively in Canada, the US, and England. This book tells the story of his crimes and his fate. It‘s told in a nonlinear fashion, which is a little odd, but it didn‘t diminish my enjoyment of the tale and it was easy to follow.

MatchlessMarie I keep hearing great things about this one 👏 2w
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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois | Honore Fanonne Jeffers
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What a fantastic book! This tome weaves a more modern story, mainly following one character and her family, with a more sweeping history focusing on one particular piece of now Georgia. It somehow manages to write large the reality of white oppression of both indigenous and African people in the US and be an intimate personal story. Do not let the length put you off. I didn‘t want it to end.

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I‘m back home and discovered the post office did not hold our mail as we had asked. 😑 The up side? We were able to peel my books out of the PO Box, so now I have them a day sooner than I expected! 🥳 I‘ve really been enjoying #literati, especially since there are so many nonfiction picks and the discussions overall are good. Can‘t wait to get started on these, the tagged one first!

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Felix Ever After | Kacen Callender
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Felix is trans and still learning more about his gender identity while trying to fit into his school and wanting desperately to be loved. There‘s some great stuff in here about identity and being ok with not having it all figured out. I really enjoyed this.

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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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Look at this gorgeous edition I spotted today. It can be yours for a mere $75! 😳

Nutmegnc I‘ll take three! 🤣 3w
Soubhiville It is gorgeous… 3w
kamoorephoto I saw a first edition copy of LOTR at the Seattle Rare Book fair a few years ago for a whopping $45,000 😳😳😳 3w
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vivastory It's stunning, but I'm waiting for a good coupon to come along before I grab it at B&N 3w
kplovesbooks The design on the pages..... 😍😍😍😍😍 3w
Bookwomble 😍😛😍 3w
TheSpineView Wow! Beautiful! The price!😱 2w
Zoes_Human Ooooo That's stunning! 2w
Nute Ooh, la la!!!🤩 2w
iread2much So pretty! 2w
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Panpan

I feel like I read a different book from all the glowing reviews. This is a coming of age story advanced by prurience and soaked in misogyny. If it had been a self-aware look at the misogyny of the 1970s, that would be great, but it‘s not. Plus, all the female characters are one-note caricatures. Deeply disappointing for a book published in 2016. 😫

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An Inventory of Losses | Judith Schalansky
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Here‘s my #bookhaul from Powell‘s! There may also be some gifts I bought that aren‘t pictured. 🤫 What a good day! ☺️

vivastory What a fantastic haul! Someone I follow on Twitter was at Powell's recently & he mentioned that the stock is lower than normal 3w
Hooked_on_books @vivastory I would agree with that. There are spots where the shelves are more bare than they have historically been. They still have their in-person used book trade-in shut down (you can still do it by mail), and I‘m sure that‘s the driving factor. But since it‘s Powell‘s, there‘s still lots of books! 3w
LeahBergen I read Pope Joan shortly after it was published and loved it. 👍 3w
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TrishB @LeahBergen me too 👍🏻 3w
TrishB Great haul 👍🏻 3w
Hooked_on_books @LeahBergen @TrishB I had never heard of it, but then I listened to a podcast the other day with Lauren Groff about Matrix (I am amazed how much I liked a book about 12th century nuns), and after her interview, they recommended thematically similar books, including this one, which sounded great. I‘m glad two excellent readers are endorsing it! 👍🏼 3w
squirrelbrain Great haul! 3w
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Powell's City of Books (Portland) | Portland, OR (Bookstore)
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I‘m so happy to report I was back at Mecca today! (Ok, Powell‘s, but they‘re synonyms.) I spent a couple happy hours browsing. 🥰 Bookhaul to come later!

LauraBeth 😻😻 3w
LeahBergen Lucky you!!! 😱😱 3w
Soubhiville Yay! 3w
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Suet624 Oh, wonderful!!! 3w
Kdgordon88 Little bit of heaven on earth is Powell's 3w
Viji Love to see book hauls! 3w
kamoorephoto Being a Seattlite, I‘ve been to Powell‘s multiple times, but I‘ve never been ‘allowed‘ to stay and browse long enough. In other words, I want an entire day and to be with someone who doesn‘t rush me, and is into books as much as me. My problem is I don‘t drive and I‘ve come down for the book festival and that sort of thing, so I never get to stay long enough. One day I‘ll get to do Powell‘s properly. ONE day. 3w
Hooked_on_books @kamoorephoto Your other option would be to bring someone who badly wanted to do something else in Portland, then you meet up at the end of the day after your respective activities! Powell‘s is amazing, so at least you‘ve had a few visits rather than none! 3w
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In 1722 near Philadelphia, two colonists beat an Indian to death. This book details, with deep research, the response of the white and Indian communities. It shows a lot about the mindsets of each group of people and gives insight we don‘t always bother with into a group of indigenous Americans. For me, the details bogged down the story a bit, but for other readers I think they will make this narrative richer.

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Cannon Beach Book Company | Cannon Beach, Oregon (Bookstore)
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I walked over to the Cannon Beach Book Company today and picked up this haul! If you‘re ever in town, it‘s a great indie.

bookishdawg Love that bookstore! ❤️ 3w
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Do Penguins Have Knees? | David Feldman
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This is a fun, if a bit dated in places (questions about cassette tape recorders, anyone?) book of questions and answers that tries to be funny in places and sometimes succeeds. It‘s not one I would say run out and buy, but if you happen to see it in a LFL, it‘s worth picking up. (And, spoiler alert, yes, they do! 🐧)

leah152 Mystery solved, thanks lol! 😊🐧 3w
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Here‘s my haul from Beach Books! I‘m very excited to finally have one of their t-shirts. And the socks say “Hate will fucking Lose.” And the book? This is why I love bookstores! I hadn‘t heard of this one at all and it looks absolutely fascinating. 🤓

wanderinglynn I love Seaside! 💚 3w
Chrissyreadit I need hate will fucking lose on my wall so I can see it every day!! It‘s hard to keep optimistic some days especially about human rights and climate change 3w
Hooked_on_books @Chrissyreadit Yes! Put it on your wall! We all need to see hopeful messages sometimes to keep going. 3w
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Beach Books Inc. | Seaside, Oregon (Bookstore)
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I stopped by my former local bookstore and look at this! That‘s my review! 🥳 So now I know I‘m in the store even when I‘m not there! That gives me warm fuzzies. ☺️

Small haul in next post. 📚

vivastory This is fantastic! Will definitely be adding the book to my TBR 3w
GingerAntics YAAAAAAAY!!! That‘s so cool!!! 3w
Ruthiella How cool! 3w
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Soubhiville Oh fun! Nice to know you left your mark 😊. 3w
SamanthaMarie That's so much fun!! I used to live in Rockaway. I miss the Coast ♡ 3w
LeahBergen Awesome! 3w
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Bailedbailed

This one sounded really interesting to me, exploring the beliefs and practices of Plains Indian women. But I‘m finding it reeeeaaaalllllllllyyyyyyy dry. So, no thanks!

vivastory I appreciate your ability to bail 📚📚 4w
Hooked_on_books @vivastory I‘m much better about it than I used to be. I feel like seeing other people on Litsy bail gives me the grace to do so. 4w
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Headstrong provides micro-bios of kickass historical women in science. I liked how it looks across disciplines, though these are virtually all white, Western women. Oh, and there‘s a lot of no on will hire or pay them and getting one‘s work stolen by a man kind of garbage across these stories, natch.

KCofKaysville @Hooked_on_books I really enjoyed it. About some really capable women. 4w
Hooked_on_books @KCofKaysville For sure! I may have done a few fist pumps while reading. 😬 4w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here‘s my final #bookspinbingo board for October! 🥳🍁🎃 One bingo and a couple close! I‘m sitting out November and plan to continue working on this board, but I‘ll be back in December!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 4w
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The Guide: A novel | Peter Heller
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A young man signs up to be a fishing guide for a fancy, private mountain lodge, but something seems not quite right. This is a slow build to the conclusion, which is needed, as a faster lead-up would have been hard to believe. I enjoyed it other than the message that it‘s a good idea to carry a concealed weapon. There are spoilers in here for The River, though you do not have to have read that book to enjoy this one.

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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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This book is weird. It follows 3 women (girls?) who are abused and possibly gaslit their entire lives by their parents as they live in isolation at a weird hotel. I think it‘s trying to explore misogyny and abuse, but it‘s just a little too opaque.

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Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History | Greg Campbell, Scott Andrew Selby
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In 2003, a team of thieves carried out the largest diamond heist in history, stealing an estimated over 400 million euro in gems. Flawless puts together how the planning and execution of the heist occurred as well as the investigation. Plus there‘s some interesting info on how the diamond business works. This is fascinating! If you‘re looking for non-murdery true crime, this is a great choice.

ChaoticMissAdventures I love heist books! I think people forget there can be super interesting true crime out there that has nothing to do with murder. 1mo
wanderinglynn I think heists are way more fascinating than murder. 1mo
vivastory You had me at heist 💎 1mo
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Helena lives in isolation with her parents in the marsh and eventually learns her father kidnapped her mother. Her childhood life goes back and forth with her current life, where her father has just escaped from prison. This is well done but a deeply disturbing look at the human psyche.

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The Listeners | Leni Zumas
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I loved Red Clocks, so I thought I would give this backlist title a try, and it‘s a hard no. The writing is bizarre to the point of nonsensical. What it does tell me, though, is to give an author a second chance, since every book is different.

Texreader Very true although that can be so difficult if the first book you read is gosh-awful. 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Texreader For sure! It‘s much easier the other way around. 1mo
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The Sum of Us is an exquisitely researched book that shows how racist policies and behaviors have hurt everyone. Plus, McGhee imparts hope into the book by showing successful changes in some communities, giving us a path forward. I think that balance and offering solutions is vital. This book is phenomenal and I hope it ends up widely read.

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Africa39 | Wole Soyinka
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My husband is just wrapping up putting down new laminate in my office (also my nonfiction room), so I took the opportunity of having to move all my NF books to do some organizing. I‘ve pulled all my Africa-associated books, both fiction and non, and put them here on my closet shelves to start prepping for #ReadingAfrica2022!

mandarchy I'm inspired. I need a nonfiction room now. Such a cool idea! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @mandarchy I had books in so many places before I moved, and after the move it was clear that they would be in 2 rooms primarily, so the idea was born and I love it! I do bring in some NF to “feature” as outracing books on my fiction shelves, so I can remember what I have! 🙄😂 1mo
Librarybelle So awesome! @BarbaraBB and I will be officially announcing #ReadingAfrica2022 very soon!! 1mo
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Hooked_on_books @Librarybelle Very exciting! I‘ll be watching for the announcement! 🥳 1mo
LeahBergen I love organizing my books. 😄 1mo
BarbaraBB You‘ve got so many already! I‘m taking a screenshot! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @LeahBergen I was highly organized with my books as a kid, but lately it‘s been wherever they fit. When I reshelved the NF room, I organized it by genre and it was really satisfying! 🤓 1mo
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB I expected and can tell that Nigeria and South Africa are heavily represented, but I was also delighted to find some other countries lurking in there, like Togo! 1mo
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Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Grace has just achieved her PhD in astronomy but is flailing, which manifests in her drunkenly marrying a stranger in Vegas. This book is billed as a romance, and while there‘s that element, it‘s really about those moments in life when we are lost and just don‘t know what to do next. I found this extremely relatable. I just loved it!

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The Revisioners | Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
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Ava is a single mom in 2017, struggling after job loss, when her wealthy white grandmother asks for her help as she suffers dementia (and her racism starts becoming more visible). Ava‘s ancestor Josephine is born into slavery then later runs a successful farm. We follow both their stories as they work hard to live within their times and race. This is really good. And I think the cover is gorgeous! (And the pic is thanks to a power outage.)

Jee_HookedOnBookz I loved this too! And I agree the cover is gorgeous! 1mo
vivastory I hope your power is back on soon! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @vivastory It was out all night! It looks like there was a pole down, I don‘t know if from rain or it being hit. At least the milk didn‘t spoil! 1mo
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In 1909, a group of men set off on an expedition to search out the Ark of the Covenant, the location of which they believed they had determined by using a cipher hidden in the Bible. I won‘t tell you what they found, but it‘s a fun story. I‘m giving it a soft pick because I do think it could have been written/organized better, but I enjoyed it.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Great review! 1mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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This is what book awards lists are all about. I‘ve heard of but never read Groff, and I was uninterested in this book because the life of a 12th century nun? Um, no thanks. But I‘m reading the NBA lists and I really enjoyed this! It‘s a great story with some “hell yeah!” feminist moments that I really got invested in. And the audio is so well done. This one gets my vote for the prize!

ChaoticMissAdventures I am in the middle of this now! Hoping to finish soon. I am really enjoyed it, I think the fast pacing really helps, but boy am I glad I don't live in the 1100's!! 1mo
vivastory I had a hold on this at the library & I missed picking it up. I'm so mad at myself 😂 1mo
Megabooks Great review! I loved this too. 1mo
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