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Kristin_Reads

Kristin_Reads

Joined December 2019

📗 She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. - Annie Dillard 🌿
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So I‘m a little late to this party (like 10 years late)… but I‘m glad I read this even though I‘m not typically a big YA reader. I‘m also currently reading The Anthropocene Reviewed by the same author and loving that one (five stars). ✨

KathyWheeler I loved The Anthropocene Reviewed. 5d
sprainedbrain Such a great book! 5d
Kristin_Reads @KathyWheeler @sprainedbrain I don‘t know how I missed this and John Green all these years. My daughter watches his YouTube videos, too! 5d
KathyWheeler @Kristin_Reads I am thinking about checking out his YouTube stuff. 5d
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Wholehearted Faith | Rachel Held Evans, Jeff Chu
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When I attended RHE‘s online-streamed funeral after she died unexpectedly from a sudden illness, I had no way of knowing that within two months I would lose my own best friend in a tragic accident. Listening to this, the last book that she was working on at the time of her death, narrated by her closest friends and family, was bittersweet. She so eloquently gave hope to all of us, especially including those who have been hurt by the church.

Suet624 💕💕💕 2w
Susanita 😢 2w
BookNAround I‘m so sorry for the loss of your friend. 2w
Kristin_Reads @BookNAround Thank you 💕 2w
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Hopeful | Reflective | Engaging 📖 1/6/22
A perfect read on this particular date when the world needs more Hope. I especially loved the last part of the book that highlights Jane Goodall‘s personal journey. 🌱 (Now I‘m off to continue this theme with some Mary Oliver…)

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Inspiring | Luminous | Collage 📖 1-2-22
Not sure why I can‘t find the appropriate tag in Litsy….
Poetry that shines a light on a moment of reckoning and harnesses the collective grief of the global pandemic through an imaginative collage of words.

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The Sea in Winter | Christine Day
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Heartwarming | Middle-grade | Tender. 📖 1-1-22
About a Makah girl in the Pacific Northwest who is struggling to find her joy again after a ballet injury to her knee.
Inscribed “To anyone who needs a reminder that pain is temporary” 💗

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ONCE UPON A WARDROBE. | PATTI. CALLAHAN
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Love this story about CS Lewis and the magic of his novel, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” A perfect read for this season! 🦁🏰❄️

LeslieO It‘s so wonderfully wintery! 1mo
DivineDiana I loved this book! ❤️ 1mo
Kristin_Reads @LeslieO @DivineDiana A perfect read in snowy weather! ❄️ 2w
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Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
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I just love Strout‘s writing. This is the second of the Lucy Barton books. I‘m moving into Oh, William! next (the 3rd Lucy Barton book).

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These Precious Days | Ann Patchett
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I‘m enjoying an unexpected pocket of found time with Patchett‘s book of essays and hot cocoa… The best!!

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Towles is such an amazing writer and I was absolutely loving this one until “Day One”. I have to admit that didn‘t love the ending 🙈… I just was left with so many questions. However, the storytelling is compelling and I was turning the pages compulsively right to the very last page. I also think the connection to The Rules of Civility is fun!

LibrarianChels Towels had become my favorite contemporary author! I loved this one as much as his others. 3mo
Kristin_Reads @LibrarianChels He‘s definitely a favorite of mine too! 3mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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My first Groff novel and I loved it. I can see why this might not be for everyone but I found it to be striking and powerful. A creative story about the historical Marie de France.

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Just 80 pages in and already loving this! It‘s imaginative, vivid, and immersive. ☁️🪶🏰

EvieBee Exciting! I just got this on Kindle. 4mo
Kristin_Reads @EvieBee, isn‘t it a great feeling to start a new book?! 4mo
EvieBee @Kristin_Reads The best! 4mo
Bklover I just bought this too but I haven‘t started it yet. I don‘t want it to be over too soon! 3mo
Kristin_Reads @Bklover I can totally relate! I loved this one completely. 3mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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It took me a while to get my bearings with this one but I‘m so glad I stayed with it. I found myself wanting to know even more about certain characters and I hear there‘s a sequel in the works. This wasn‘t a quick read for me but it‘s a definite pick!

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Change Sings | Amanda Gorman
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It‘s here and as good as I knew it would be! ❤️🧡

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Emily of New Moon | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Litsy made me do it! I couldn‘t resist these editions of the Emily series. I was everything “Anne” growing up but never read this series. Can‘t wait to start in! #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #blameitonLitsy

MoonWitch94 Beautiful covers! 4mo
ReadingEnvy I've never read Emily but would like to - which editions are these? So pretty! 4mo
Kristin_Reads @MoonWitch94 @ReadingEnvy I love the covers, too! They‘re by Virago Press. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty covers!! 4mo
AnneCecilie Those are gorgeous 4mo
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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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📚 My Saturday plans 📚 This has already captured my full attention at just 25% in...

EvieBee Sounds promising. Waiting for my library hold. 4mo
Kristin_Reads @EvieBee I‘ve really enjoyed it! Hope you do too! 4mo
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4⭐️ || I‘m glad to have been able to finally read this. Thought-provoking, important, and often overlooked perspective of the history of the US.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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In an hour-long school pick-up line... might as well read!

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I went for an impromptu walk through the woods at the local arboretum and stumbled upon this little free “Forest Library” for children. Pretty magical! 🌳🍄📚

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm That‘s awesome! Such a gorgeous LFL! 😍 5mo
rachelk That is the cutest!! 💗 5mo
jdiehr 😍 5mo
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Patron Saint of Liars | Ann Patchett
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4⭐️ || This was Ann Patchett‘s debut novel and it is very well-crafted. There are so many layers to this story, with themes of mother-daughter relationships and leaving vs. staying. This is my fifth Patchett novel this year and I‘m looking forward to her short story collection that comes out in November. This was also my #DoubleSpin pick for August!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
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Island Books | Mercer Island, WA (Bookstore)
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5⭐️ || I‘m not sure why people are either Team Lucy (this book‘s main character) or Team Olive (Olive Kitteridge) because I love them both. This is tender and reflective. I‘m looking forward to her new book out this fall... Oh, William!

BarbaraBB I loved them both too though if I have to choose, I choose Lucy 🤍 5mo
Kristin_Reads @BarbaraBB I completely get it! 5mo
Christine I want to go back and read this one again! I think I rushed through it and would appreciate more upon reread. LOVE both Olive books. 5mo
Kristin_Reads @Christine Agreed! I love the Olive books too! 5mo
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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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4⭐️ || Epistolary, reflective, charming. Through letters, two people form an unexpected friendship with a shared appreciation for the Tollund Man (which I personally find haunting). This book is quiet... just what I needed.

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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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Unpopular opinion! I wish I‘d looked at the content warnings ahead of time. Sexual abuse of children, assault, rape ... I‘m putting this down right around halfway at 300 pages (it‘s long). The writing is very well done, and I was looking forward to an adventurous read but I need something less oppressive right now.

rockpools Oh wow, thank you for the warnings. Hope your next read is lighter. 5mo
Kristin_Reads @rockpools Thank you! I‘ve moved on to Meet Me at the Museum 😅 5mo
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5⭐️ || Confession: Between reading the classics and literary fiction, I love listening to celebrity memoirs on audio. This was a perfect fit since I loved Lauren in Parenthood and I‘ve been binge-watching The Gilmore Girls for the first time. 📺 What is your favorite celebrity memoir?

KathyWheeler I loved Cary Elwes, As You Wish. 5mo
Scochrane26 I agree with @KathyWheeler . That‘s a great audiobook. I also loved Trevor Noah‘s Born a Crime, Gabrielle Union‘s We‘re Going to Need More Wine, & Confessions Of a Prairie Bitch (if you liked Little House in the Prairie). 5mo
AmyK1 I loved this one too! I also agree with @KathyWheeler As You Wish is excellent. 5mo
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Kristin_Reads @KathyWheeler @AmyK1 I loved As You Wish too! So good on audio! 5mo
Kristin_Reads @Scochrane26 I agree about Noah‘s...So good! The others are going on my list now! 5mo
KathyWheeler @Scochrane26 I have no idea how I forgot about Born a Crime. It‘s absolutely wonderful! 5mo
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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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5⭐️ || Honest and stunning... a story about family, immigration, and hope. An excellent read!

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The Pursuit of Love | Nancy Mitford
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DNF - This was on my list because the BBC series is now available in the States, but I just couldn‘t get into this one. It was my #BookSpin pick for this month, so I‘m checking it off and moving onward (and watching the series guilt-free!)

TheAromaofBooks Some books just aren't the right fit!! 5mo
DivineDiana Gorgeous cover. Going to look for the series! 5mo
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One of my favorite activities, after reading of course, is to take walks around the neighborhood. This was taken on one of my daily walks recently. I love clear days with a good view of Mt. Rainier! (Also, I‘m loving all of the photos posted for today‘s challenge!) #LitsySummerCamp

JenReadsAlot My happy place for sure!! 6mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Hello fellow PNWesterner! 6mo
ImperfectCJ What an excellent view for a neighborhood walk! 6mo
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EvieBee Just gorgeous!! 6mo
radesilets Yay! PNW!! 6mo
Kristin_Reads @JenReadsAlot @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @ImperfectCJ @EvieBee @radesilets Thank you and hello to the other PNW-erners! It‘s my happy place, too! 6mo
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5⭐️ || Oh, my heart, I love this! I wonder why I never picked it up before? I thought it was a children‘s book, but it is so much more. It was interesting to learn that the author originally intended this as memoir before her publisher required a change into fiction. A beautiful coming-of-age story.

BittersweetBooks I just read this one a few weeks ago and loved it too! Can‘t believe it took me so long to read. 6mo
LatrelWhite Always wanted to read that pushing it up on my TBR pile😊 6mo
Kristin_Reads @BittersweetBooks @LatrelWhite I cried when it ended! It had been on my TBR for decades. Enjoy! 💗 6mo
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Secret Garden Books | Seattle, WA (Bookstore)
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☀️ August #Bookspin List ☀️
Books 1-9 / 11-19. Books 10/20 will be Libby audio holds.

AmyK1 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my favorites! 6mo
Kristin_Reads @AmyK1 I can‘t wait for that one! It‘s been on my TBR forever. 6mo
TheLudicReader A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is chef‘s kiss. 6mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
DivineDiana I love your list! I almost put A Tree Grows In Brooklyn on this month‘s list, but substituted Prodigal Summer. Both have been on my MtTBr list forever! Next month. 🤞🏻 And have an audio hold on the Ann Patchett book. Due in many weeks! 😅 (edited) 6mo
Kristin_Reads @DivineDiana Thank you! I‘m about 3/4 into A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and it‘s so good. Been on my list for years! This is my year for Patchett... I‘m about halfway through all of hers. (edited) 6mo
Kristin_Reads @AmyK1 @TheLudicReader You were right... I just finished ATGiB and it is the best! 6mo
AmyK1 @Kristin_Reads So glad you liked it! 6mo
TheLudicReader When I was a kid, I loved Francie‘s father so much and thought her mother was so…I dunno…cranky or something. When I re-read this book a couple years ago, as an adult and a mom, I saw things sooooo differently. 🙄 6mo
Kristin_Reads @TheLudicReader I completely agree that perspective can change! 6mo
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Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore | Patric Richardson, Karin B. Miller
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Isn‘t it funny how library holds seem to come in all at the same time?!

Bookjunkie57 Always like 5-7 in a week. 6mo
Kristin_Reads @Bookjunkie57 It happens every time! 6mo
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Letters to a Young Poet: With the Letters to Rilke from the ''Young Poet'' | Damion Searls, Rainer Maria Rilke, Franz Xaver Kappus
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My “next up” stack! Books 65-67.

LiteraryinLawrence The Kitchen Front is on my list to read! 6mo
Kristin_Reads @LiteraryinLawrence A friend recommended it to me. I‘m looking forward to it! 6mo
janeycanuck I quite enjoyed the Kitchen Front, it‘s a nice change from the typical historical war fiction. 6mo
Kristin_Reads @janeycanuck That‘s good to hear! Glad you enjoyed it. 6mo
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3.5 ⭐️ || Entertaining look at the behind-the-scenes of this reality series.

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4⭐️ || Loved this prequel to the Anne series. I really enjoyed the imagined backstories of Rachel Lynde and John Blythe. An absorbing comfort read. 👒

Scochrane26 I liked this one, too. I let my friend‘s teen borrow it, hoping she enjoys it. 7mo
Kristin_Reads How nice of you! I‘m sure a teen would love this. 7mo
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3.5⭐️ || The physical book is beautiful and it‘s descriptive nature-writing is soothing. This can be picked up in little bits here and there. 🌿 It‘s my #BookSpin for June.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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5⭐️ | This novel was perfect for what I needed it to be. It‘s an easy, well-written escape that took me back to my SoCal years. Loved seeing the cameos and characters from her other novels. A great start to summer 💦🏄‍♀️

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The Night Watchman | Louise Erdrich
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This has been on my shelf and I can‘t wait to dive in... especially after today‘s Pulitzer announcement.

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Mehso-so

I was really looking forward to this because I love Maggie O‘Farrell‘s writing. Perhaps it was the narration but I found the stories to be too melodramatic. She‘s such a talented writer but this one just didn‘t work for me.

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Eric Carle
June 25, 1929 - May 23, 2021

In the light of the moon,
holding on to a good star,
a painter of rainbows
is now traveling across the night sky.

mcctrish 😢 8mo
Nute Lovely post in tribute! (edited) 7mo
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RIP Eric Carle. My kids and I grew a love for reading through your classics 🐛🍎

leah152 I just saw this 😭 8mo
Leftcoastzen 😢 8mo
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Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle) | Seattle, WA (Bookstore)
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Posting this now so I can check it off my list. Looking forward to June reading ☀️ #BookSpin #DoubleSpin

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
EvieBee I think it‘s smart to add in space for library and Libby holds! 8mo
Kristin_Reads @EvieBee Yes, because let‘s be honest—those holds are always the shiny distractions from the TBR list 😀 8mo
EvieBee @Kristin_Reads Right! I drop everything for my holds 😆 8mo
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4⭐️ || An enjoyable historical fiction novel based on the real life story of the freed Cuban woman Evangelina Cisneros in 1896. The captivating story centers on three women who are working toward Cuba‘s freedom. I like this even more than Next Year in Havana.

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5⭐️ || Why did it take me so long to pick this one up? I loved the interweaving of faith and grief and science and wonder. This will stay with me for a long time; it‘s easily one of my top reads this year.

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3.5⭐️ || Easy and light... a series of character sketches centered around a cooking class with lots of food writing. A bit cliche, but overall a fine escape. This was my #BookSpin pick for May 👩🏻‍🍳

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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4⭐️ || Part memoir, part history, part nature-writing, this explores Macdonald‘s experience of raising a goshawk, dealing with the grief of her father‘s death, and also the author TH White (Once and Future King). Such an interesting weaving of subjects!

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This beautiful nature diary arrived in the mail today and it‘s making me so happy! Apparently there is also a podcast by the same name.🌿

Crazeedi Its beautiful! Looks like something I'd use!! 8mo
KathyWheeler That‘s so pretty! 8mo
Sparklemn The cover makes this a tempting purchase. Hmmm... 8mo
ShelleyBooksie Gorgeous 8mo
Kristin_Reads @Crazeedi @KathyWheeler @Sparklemn @ShelleyBooksie The nature writing is separated into two sections—City and The Countryside and comes from the Nature Notebook column the author wrote for The Times. It‘s beautiful! 8mo
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The Fortunate Ones | Ed Tarkington
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3.5⭐️ || I enjoyed this one... I was drawn in from the very beginning. This is my #DoubleSpin for May!

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this too 👍🏻 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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5⭐️ || This is un-putdownable. I picked this up because it is recommended by Ann Patchett. Such a compelling read.

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State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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4⭐️ || No. 39 I‘m not sure this story has aged well, but Patchett‘s writing is exquisite as always. And it‘s a signed copy!

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Island Books | Mercer Island, WA (Bookstore)
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My #BookSpin list for May! I‘ve read through almost all of my TBR shelf because of this challenge. I added library and Libby holds this month because I have stacks of both to get through, as well.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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4⭐️ || This is #19 of the No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency series. Set in Botswana, it‘s a charming comfort read. It‘s also my #DoubleSpin pick for April!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
Scochrane26 I didn‘t know there were 19 in the series now. I think I listened to the first 8. They‘ll be good ones to listen to in between NF. 9mo
Kristin_Reads @Scochrane26 I‘m a little behind... there are actually 21 and the 22nd is due later this year. 🤗 9mo
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