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Jebpix
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A wonderful memoir. Especially good on audio! Read by Delia Ephron herself. 🎧

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The Candy House | Jennifer Egan
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Mehso-so

A Visit from the Goon Squad is one of my all-time favorite books so I was very excited to read The Candy House. I went back and forth on whether to reread Good Squad before delving in to The Candy House and in the end decided not to do the reread since I figured most readers wouldn't do that. I think I would have enjoyed The Candy House more if I had. (Continued)

Jebpix I liked the writing style and the various viewpoints (similar to Goon Squad) but I had a really hard time keeping the characters straight and I found myself having vague recollections of certain people but I never had enough context to fully remember them.

This book will be published on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Thank you #NetGalley for this #ARC!
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Paul McCartney: The Life | Philip Norman
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#readingbracket @chasjjlee Loved @ChaoticMissAdventures idea to separate fiction and nonfiction.

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So beautifully written.

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The Lost Girl | Anne Ursu
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My dream self is a writer of middle grade fiction. This is one of the books I wish I had written. Love that it takes place in Minneapolis. So good!! P.S. i‘m sure this has been discussed. But, why is Litsy missing so many book images?

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wonderful memoir written by a teenager. His descriptions of nature and life with autism are moving, heartfelt, and eye-opening.

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Brood | Jackie Polzin
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I loved this book. Beautifully written. Great on audio.

BkClubCare Cool cover 14mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I suspended all disbelief and thoroughly enjoyed this sci-fi tale. Especially good on audio because parts of the story work really well in this format.

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Yoga Pant Nation | Laurie Gelman
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I love this series. I feel like I‘m hanging out with a super funny friend. :-)

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Jebpix
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I loved all the characters and the story. I learned so much about the bees, too. I am surprised this is a debut novel. I look forward to more from her. Highly recommend! 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

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Woman Next Door | Yewande Omotoso
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Loved this book! Great on audio.

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Cute story about siblings with no parents around and a little magic. Especially enjoyable to read an original 1961 copy!

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Early Morning Riser | Katherine Heiny
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Another smartly-written, light read. Love her insights and humor.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris (Screenwriter)
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jebpix
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I‘m a fan. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Librariana Need to add this one to the audio TBR! Thank you for the visual reminder 😊 So grateful for Ms. Abrams and all her work! 2y
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A must-read. This gave me such a deep perspective of the imbedded inequities in this country. “A world without caste will set everyone free.” Great on audio. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘m enjoying the new Oh Reader magazine. Just subscribed!

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Cantoras: A Novel | Carolina De Robertis
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I knew nothing of the history of Uruguay and learned a lot from this book. Very deft exploration of what it means to have to silence a part of yourself. Reading this now, about a country experiencing a coup and dictatorship, was especially powerful.

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Such a nice escape. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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500 Miles from You | Jenny Colgan
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I‘m a big Jenny Colgan fan! This is the third one in the Scottish Bookshop series, but I think each book can stand independently. I will be reading the second one next.

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One Life | Megan Rapinoe
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A great listen! She is so inspiring and articulate.

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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So unbelievably good. Can‘t wait for part 2. I loved the audio version. So cool to hang out with the president. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks He has such a great voice!! 2y
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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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A quick, nice story. Especially enjoyable if your pandemic sourdough starter needs a little attention :-)

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Really good read. Has a similar feel to a few other books listed in the comments.

Jebpix @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks see books in the comments related to your Nina Hill post. Not necessarily about books but they felt similar to me in tone/approach. 2y
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Jebpix
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Thank you Litsy for all the recommendations about this one. I loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

NeedsMoreBooks This is a wonderful story ❤️❤️ 2y
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Jebpix
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great on audio.

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Piecing Me Together | Rene Watson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I am a big fan of The Lazy Genius podcast and it was fun to read this book while being able to "hear" Adachi's voice in my head. My biggest takeaway from the podcast is to name what matters to you and build routines etc from that. I feel like that point was woven through the book but not called out as its own item. I think this book details a great approach to improving your life from a place of compassion and efficiency (more...)

Jebpix (whereas most productivity-type books really focus on the efficiency). Adachi has a very warm, approachable style and is funny. I would have liked more family examples with teens instead of just little kids. This book has been published and I recommend grabbing a copy!

Thank you #NetGalley for this #ARC!
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I love love loved Amor Towles‘ A Gentleman in Moscow. One of my all-time favs. I did not like this story at all. I was surprised. Started out with promise and then completely fizzled.

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Ark | Veronica Roth
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This is part of a series and I got it through Amazon Prime Reading (I think). Somewhere between so-so and a pick.

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Emergency Skin | N.K. Jemisin
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By far the best of this collection. Looking forward to reading her books now.

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This is the 4th full novel in the Mure series by Jenny Colgan and I think it might be the best one! I thoroughly enjoyed being back on the fictional Scottish island of Mure. I like how the characters we‘ve come to know during the series are still there, but Colgan spends more time developing several of the minor characters and introduces some fun new ones. (more)

Jebpix This novel didn‘t focus as heavily on the main relationship that started the series, and I really enjoyed that. Even if you haven‘t read the other books in the series, this would be enjoyable on its own. It will be published in October 2020 and will be a great read as the days get shorter and colder.

Thank you #NetGalley for this #ARC! Thank you @Litsy community for introducing me to ARCs. My first one. 😊 🎉
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Jebpix
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Interesting investigation into all the ways out secondhand items are passed on via Goodwill etc. in the US and worldwide. Has inspired me to declutter :)

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Rodham | Curtis Sittenfeld
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I can‘t quite decide how I feel about this one. I tore through it and loved reading it but felt a little weird reading this alternate reality version of real people. I kept thinking, “What would Hillary think?” if she read this.

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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I loved the original series but thought this was just so-so. I slogged through the first 2/3 and found it so boring and repetitive. The last 1/3 was great. I would love to see more of this series continuing on in time, versus the same story from another viewpoint.

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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Loved this one. Lyrical prose, secrets, wonderful sense of place, relationships. It is categorized as YA but that surprised me (though I love YA!).

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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New podcast on Spotify. It is fantastic.

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Jebpix
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Mehso-so

Just ok for me. I liked the snarky teen beginning then it lost me with many allusions that I likely didn‘t understand.

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Atomic Marriage | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Short piece from Audible. I usually don‘t like short stories, but I enjoyed this.

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A short piece from Audible. Really enjoyed it and wanted to hear the rest of his years. Loved hearing stories behind the songs.

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Jebpix
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I have so much more to learn but this book will be an important part of my journey. It is written to be interactive. Short chapters with journal prompts for 28 days. Can not recommend this enough.

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One of many well-said, but awful, truths in this book.

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This is #3 in the Mure series. Excited for #4 in Oct. I liked the side stories better than the main one. Not sure about this cover: these buildings seem wayyy too big for the Mure in my imagination.

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This book is #2 in the Mure series. I liked it and will read the next one, but didn‘t enjoy it quite as much as the first one (The Café by the Sea).

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Just discovered there are several more books in this series AND they are available to download from the library! Yahoo!!

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This is my second Jenny Colgan read. Delightful. I need some scones, butter, cream.... 🧈🧀🍞🥓🥧