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Joined March 2016

Full time lover of books & beers: awkwardly getting caught snapping photos of both AND aspiring Litsy user that gets a blue check box...
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FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR HANDS DOWN! GOOD TALK is a graphic memoir of complex conversations that the author has had with her son, strangers, family, and friends about what it's like to be a queer brown woman in the world. It‘s a book everyone should own & read!!!

Ashley_Nicoletto Ugh. It‘s so good. I want to give a copy to every person I know. 4mo
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Patsy | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Patsy tells the story of a queer woman that leaves Jamaica, and her daughter Tru, to pursue what she believes to be the love of her life that lives in the USA. Told in a shifting narrative from her daughter Tru & Patsy we get a rare view & raw description on what it‘s like to be a Mother that leaves a child behind while also feeling what it‘s like to be a child that gets left behind. This is only one theme/layer of this complex novel.

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White Dancing Elephants | Chaya Bhuvaneswar
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Stunning short story collection about women of all shapes and forms. Bad women, sick women, good women, queer women! Definitely one of my fave of the year. A perfect mash up of genres & almost impossible to label- this is one to read.

kgriffith I saw your post on Instagram and came over here to stack A Dream Called Home from your profile so you‘d get the litfluence point, but alas! Come back 😊 12mo
deadrabbitsbooks On the reading list! 12mo
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YES- it‘s been forever since I logged into LITSY! But NO I haven‘t forgotten about this amazing community!!! Life might get in the way but I‘ll always find my way back. How‘s everyone doing?!

Samplergal Great! How are YOU? Welcome back. 13mo
BarbaraJean Good to see you back!! 13mo
GripLitGrl Happy to see you back💕😁 13mo
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽 13mo
BarbaraBB Happy to see you back! 13mo
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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This novel reminded me of how much I enjoy Murakami‘s writing. From his sublet & repetitive description of a character lunch‘s to analysis of deep philosophical questions regarding humanity- such as who are we without ties to others? This novel definitely reminded me that I have much more Murakami to read & enjoy & I absolutely can‘t wait. For new readers to Murakami I‘d suggest starting with an earlier work of fiction by him.

mutlee I‘m looking forward to reading this one! 13mo
scowler1 Too many books! I'm retired and I still don't have enough time. 13mo
laurenlovesliterature That's one cool looking book!!! 13mo
AnnMorry Thank you for the advice for Murakami's beginners :p 13mo
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Loved this book so much I bought a physical copy after listening to the audiobook. These essays are so incredibly powerful! Jerkins is a voice to be heard and read.

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This book completely shocked me! This was my first book by Celeste Ng and my goodness I have to admit I wasn‘t expecting to like it as much as I ended up liking it. The plot is genius and the characters are so well developed. I‘ve heard that her first novel was much better but I can‘t speak to that just yet. Looking forward to reading her first novel. Anyone read both and have a preference?!

Naj I read this last year, in one sitting and couldn't get it out of mind for days. Just seeing this book makes me happy! So glad you liked it. 1y
JaclynW I've read both and loved both. Maybe I liked her first a bit better. I think both had really great stories - page turner quality. The characters in both books are what has me in awe of Ng, she can write meaningful characters that you fall for. 1y
tammysue Read and enjoyed both.. Little Fires I liked a little more 😍 1y
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irre I‘ve read both and Little Fires Everywhere is my favorite. I loved it and bought a copy for all my friends. 1y
JessNevertheless Ohhh love The Reading Room!! So sad I missed their Little Fires Everywhere night! I really liked both of her books too! 1y
scowler1 The first book is excellent, but then so is the second. Waiting eagerly for the next one. 1y
Lea My book club is reading this soon. 1y
Hollyreadsalot This is a good one! I thoroughly enjoyed it! 1y
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The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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Grief is a monster that‘s never been rawly explored- this novel attempts that and does so much justice to the human soul. I loved this! Making it one of my favorites of 2018. Strange, eerie yet so very beautifully written.

#BooksandBeers #BooksandBooze

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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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I can not recommend Girls Burn Brighter enough! That said it isn‘t an easy read, it isn‘t a fun read. It‘s a read that will push you to feel and will ask you to always hope. It‘s a story about a powerful friendship and personally pushed me to look at the way I value and prioritize female friendships! So incredibly happy I had the opportunity to chat with the author and @spinesvines with our #LITonHSt book club! This is one of my faves of 2018!

Bookmarkie One of my faves of this year, also! 1y
oonaghmoon This sounds like an incredible read! Thank you for recommending it 1y
SandraG Thanks for the recommendation, going to Libby now!📚💕 1y
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The Veins of the Ocean | Patricia Engel
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Have you ever read a novel and literally felt like your mind was blown? This one for me fits in that category. It‘s incredibly timely and strangely beautiful. It‘s also one of those books that could go over your head. But if you just follow the story and let yourself get swept in, the reward is a novel that lingers long after you‘ve set it down.

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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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Queen Sugar hit me in all my feels. When you pick up the book you stick with it for the plot not typically connecting with an specific character immediately but when you get to the end! Holy smokes! TEARS! In all honesty though- I really want to rate this book a “so-so” because I hated the ending. But that isn‘t fair LOL! Read it and then dive into the TV series which is SO GOOD!

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When Katie Met Cassidy | Camille Perri
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I was so excited to chat with Camille Perri about When Katie Met Cassidy that I neglected to snap a photo of the actual book! Which I absolutely loved and found incredibly fun and refreshing. It‘s a “sit by the beach with a margarita” type of read. Yet don‘t underestimate its potential to get you in your feelings and make you laugh out loud!

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This was incredibly interesting! Id call it less a memoir about polygamy and more a memoir about the exploration of Love and how one human loves. Although I enjoyed this I did at times find it repetitive. The illustrations were a nice touch but I wouldn‘t pick this up if you are looking for a graphic novel type of memoir. The illustrations are just an added touch!

ephemeralwaltz Looks interesting! 1y
VeeNasty116 I‘m poly, and this looks like something I would love!!! 1y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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The great thing about having moderating a book club is that you get to occasionally select the books & do a deep dive into said books. This one came out of no where for me though. I‘ve seen it listed often but decided it could stay on my #TBR list until I had the time. I am so glad #LITonHSt decided to read this. It‘s become one my favorite books I‘ve read this year and I‘d urge everyone to pick it up ASAP.

TrishB Loved it 💕 2y
Lupita.Reads @TrishB thank u!!!!!! 2y
Cathythoughts I loved it too 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Tiyas7 The Book, the Bookmark, The Candies...Perfect blend of literature and Photography. Loved It👍👍😊 2y
SandraG Loved it! 1y
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Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir | Cinelle Barnes
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Memoirs are slowly becoming one of my fave genres. But they can be so hit or miss. If it‘s a miss it feels like your listening to someone talk about themselves over and over again. If it‘s a win- like this one! You feel open & refreshed & connected to someone‘s experience that although may be very different from your own; you manage to connect with. This #booksandbeers post is brought to you by #MonsoonMansion and #FleshandBloodIPA by #DogFishHead

Cinfhen Beautiful review and photo ❤️ #stacked 2y
britt_brooke Great review! This is a recent #KindleFirst choice for me, but I haven‘t read it yet. 2y
emilyhaldi Great review! And the cover is reason alone for me to buy it 😉.... #stacked 2y
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laurenlovesliterature I really like the cover of the book 2y
Lupita.Reads @Cinfhen thank you so much!!! 2y
Lupita.Reads @britt_brooke Yay! Looking forward to your thoughts on it! 2y
Lupita.Reads @emilyhaldi omg wait until you take the cover off!!!!!! It‘s still stunning! 2y
Lupita.Reads @laurenlovesliterature me too!!!! ❤️📚 2y
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The Refugees | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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I must admit I have always had a deep love for short stories. So I can give this one a so-so even though maybe not every story was out of this world. There was a particular story that has still stuck with me. Have you read this? And if so is there a specific story that sticks out to you? Cheers to another #bookandbeer post!

Nikki15 I have read this but I found it a little lacking. I‘m not a massive fan of short stories anyway as I never find I have enough time to connect to the characters. But I found that each story had the potential to be great and really resonate with me but they just weren‘t long enough!! Maybe I‘d appreciate it more if I read it again. 2y
Shafile This was on my list because I loved his other novel "The Sympathizer". But I hadn't realized this was a short story collection. May still look through it at some point. Thanks for brining it back to my attention! 2y
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I‘ve come across so many great #YAreads that I wish were around when I was a youngster lately. This is one of them. What I‘m find though is that I need these books now as much as I needed them when I was young. This particular book hits so close to home! So many moments of “that‘s me”! And also topics that were taboo to talk about growing up. This not perfect MEXICAN daughter definitely recommends you pick this one up ❤️

Bookish_B I loved this book too 😊 2y
CoffeeNBooks This one is at the top of my TBR list. 2y
Lupita.Reads @CoffeeNBooks woot woot! It‘s a quick read! 2y
CoffeeNBooks @Lupita.Reads Yes! I finished it last week and really liked it! 2y
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Mem | Bethany C Morrow
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Another #bookandbeer post! This one is brought to you by MEM & Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA! MEM is incredibly strange in a very good way. It‘s hard to describe but it‘s the type of fiction I crave more of! Definitely one to add to your list this year!

emilyhaldi Ooohhh this actually looks pretty interesting- is it actually steampunk?? I would like to read it for the #booked2018 challenge if so!! 🤞🏻 2y
Lupita.Reads @emilyhaldi I didn‘t get a steampunk feel from it but for sure falls under speculative fiction if that helps any! Hope it does ❤️ 2y
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Back Talk: Stories | Danielle Lazarin
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Another #bookandbeer post! This one is brought to you by 3 Stars Brewing Company & Back Talk! On another note, have we talked about what I like to call literary mic drops? It‘s when you come across a sentence or paragraph that literally feels like a mic drop and if often shakes you to your core. This book, man this book, has powerful mic drops that I felt helped me even heal a little bit! #Literarymicdrop

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Making #bookandbeer Litsy posts a thing! This one is brought to you by #MarriageofAThousandLies & #GoldenMoneyTriple brewed by @victorybeer. I came across it after @roxanegay74 provided her review on @goodreads. Not even two sentences into her review I said- I NEED TO READ IT! Don‘t miss out on reading this book. My only complaint is that I want more! More Lucky! More Nisha! More brown queer love!.

StephanieMarie I'm convinced! 2y
ephemeralwaltz Love the hashtag 2y
emilyhaldi This picture!!! 😍😍 2y
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Lupita.Reads @StephanieMarie it‘s really good! Don‘t take my word for it- take Roxane Gay‘s!!! 2y
Lupita.Reads @ephemeralwaltz ME TOO! 📚🍺 2y
Lupita.Reads @emilyhaldi 😘❤️😘 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

Hi #Littens! It‘s been too long! And I am so sorry I‘ve been away for so long this time. I‘ve been busy reading a ton & recently started a book club with @spinesvines out of DCs newest Indie Book Store! We are on our third meeting and having tons of fun. But enough about me! How is everyone doing?! What‘s new?! I see some new accounts on here! If you can introduce yourself in the comments. Where you are reading from & ur fav genre!

Lupita.Reads Also be prepared for my review spam coming ur way! 🤣🙌🏾❤️📚 2y
MicheleinPhilly I love hearing about new bookstore openings. It makes my heart happy. Is your book club focused on any particular genre(s)? 2y
Lupita.Reads @MicheleinPhilly makes me heart happy too! And we primarily focus on literary fiction and want to highlight WOC authors ❤️😍📚 2y
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Weaponxgirl That sounds like a great bookclub! Glad that your back with us 😘 2y
sprainedbrain Glad you‘re back! That book club sounds super fun. 😃 2y
Lupita.Reads @Weaponxgirl thank you a much for the love! Glad to be back too! 2y
Lupita.Reads @sprainedbrain thanks so much ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Happy Friday! My Friday started off so well! Digging this #book! #Scribd has me winning again!

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Finished my first audiobook with #scribdunlimited! However I‘m not sure I want or need to provide a rating to this! This memoir is deeply touching and what Paul gave the world is a beautiful doctor turn patient perspective that is very much needed! I will add that I‘m not sure the audio version of this book does it justice. If you feel like checking it out I‘d recommend the physical book.

BookishMe I EXACTLY felt the same way about not rating this incredible book. I was equally sad that His lucid writing is forever lost to the literary world 2y
aakashgarg It is one of the best books I have read.The last part of the book written by Paul's wife is heart touching. 2y
Reese_Pearly.Pages How do you like Scrib‘d? 2y
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wanderlustforwords He wasn‘t an author so the written version had poor writing but was an incredible story! 2y
heelsnglitter I'm so desperately in love with Scribd. My TBR grows by the hour! 2y
Lupita.Reads @aakashgarg completely agree!!! It was so tough to read. I cannot imagine the pain 💔 2y
Lupita.Reads @Reese_Pearly.Pages I LOVE it! It only makes me sad because I wish I had more time in the day to read 🤣😫😫😫 2y
Lupita.Reads @wanderlustforwords thank you so much for that! I thought I might have missed more since I didn‘t read the written version. 2y
Lupita.Reads @heelsnglitter yes yes yes!!!!!!!! It makes me sad I don‘t have enough time in the day LOL so many books so little time! 2y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Building my “saved” list on #Scribdunlimited! You still have time to enter the #giveaway on my instagram (Lupita.reads) to win a Scribd Reading Kit, which includes a one year subscription to the “Spotify of books and audiobooks” and some bookish swag 😍❤️📚

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The Giveaway Girl | Rose Marie Lambert DeHart
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Hi Litsy Friends! Didn‘t want y‘all to miss out on a #GIVEAWAY I am running on my bookish instagram account (Lupita.Reads). I‘ve partnered with Scribd, “the Spotify of books and audio books” to giveaway a Scribd reading kit. The reading kit includes a one year membership to Scribd along with the swag pictured above. Head over to my Instagram to enter 😘 Unsure of Scribd? Check them out! They are offering a free 30 day trial- http://scr.bi/2FPO39F

aprilpohren I have not really heard of this service before. Are there waiting lists for items like through an online library or can you get them instantly? 2y
julesG I haven't heard of it before either. Since the giveaway is US only, does this mean the service is US only too? 2y
shawnmooney @aprilpohren Instantly. @julesG Available worldwide, but due to licensing issues the selection available to me here in Japan is somewhat different than what‘s available to you in your country. 2y
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Lupita.Reads @julesG Yes! @shawnmooney is correct! Available worldwide and instantly- no waiting 😁 2y
julesG @shawnmooney Will have to check it out then. Thanks. 2y
aprilpohren I may have to check it out as well! Cheaper than Audible and more options with ebooks, mags, etc! Do they have graphic novels and is there a time limit how long you can keep a title? 2y
Lupita.Reads @aprilpohren I‘m not sure about graphic novels (can get back to you on that). There is no limit on how long you can keep a title :) 2y
aprilpohren @Lupita.Reads I just signed up and have been looking around. It looks like they do have graphic novels. Thank you for sharing this! I am very excited! 2y
Lupita.Reads @aprilpohren ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Definitely a page turner, plot is immensely interesting and unique. The characters are memorable. Only issue with it is that some parts of it needed a bit more. By more, I mean they lacked the depth other parts had. It appears from speaking with others that the Simon section was everyone‘s favorite. Completely agree with them and feel she could have written a whole book on his life alone. Definitely recommend picking this one up!

Kallik93 Yeah, I definitely wanted more from the last part. I really liked Clara‘s section though. 2y
Lupita.Reads @Kallik93 completely agree but really wanted more from her story! I felt like she was the heart of the family! 2y
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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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This is a book that folks will either love or hate. For me, I found it moving and so well written. It‘s a story that needs discussion with an end that will frustrate you LOL. On my end I felt that after I read it, I had a renewed thirst for ALL the books and it‘s rare for me to come across a book that for some reason, reminds me I have a strong passion for reading ALL the books 🤣 Definitely add this to your 2018 must read list.

QueeneMare This sounds like a book that‘ll make me ugly scream. I can‘t wait to read it 2y
Lupita.Reads @QueeneMiri YES! So much ugly screaminggggggggg! 2y
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Not sure if I‘ve posted about this before but Chantel from the Reading Room DC weekly selects an author or novel as inspiration for #bookishcocktails. This week the inspiration is #TheUndergroundRailroad and I totally want to go! I plan to go this Saturday February 3rd at 7pm. If anyone is interested in joining comment below. I‘ve extended this on IG as well and some bookstagram friends will coming along :) who‘s up for a Litsy meet up?!

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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If you follow me on IG, you‘ve heard the news! @spinesvines and I are teaming up with DC‘s newest bookstore- Solid State Books. We will be hosting our very own book club: LIT on H St. We are super excited for this and have picked #SingUnburiedSing as our first read. If you are in the #DC area join us Feb 25 at Solid State Books to discussion this amazing read and follow us on IG :)

WhatDeeReads So exciting! I‘ll be traveling to DC in April. I hope you get to attend one! 2y
Lupita.Reads @WhatDeeReads That would be amazing! If ur trip doesn‘t coincide with a meeting I‘d still love to meet you IRL. We could meet at one of DCs bookstores ☺️ 2y
BookMaven407 That's awesome! 🙌 2y
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Heartland | Ana Simo

Failing at 2018 resolutions already 🤣 but here‘s my problem! I set too many bookish ones. I said I‘d spend less time on social media, that I‘d actually write reviews on Goodreads and that I‘d be more interactive on Litsy. 2 of the three are some what accomplished but that third- I have failed deeply.Here I am again though, with the same old story! I‘m going to keep trying. I should also add that I‘ve been busy w/ something special- sharing soon!

WhatDeeReads Take that pressure off yourself! You‘re doing great! 2y
Linsy @Lupita.Reads Yes, you‘re amazing! I think we can all be too hard on ourselves with resolutions. 2y
Lupita.Reads @WhatDeeReads @linsy you two are the best!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for that. Really needed that motivation to keep on trying 💪🏾❤️📚 2y
theshrinkette I feel this, I'm definitely trying to keep up on my reviews one because I've realized I retain more about the book if I write at least a short note on it. It's okay, we've got the rest of the year and an awesome bookish community to keep us going! 2y
Lupita.Reads @theshrinkette completely agree!!! 2y
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Wolves of Winter | Tyrell Johnson
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Happy New Year Littens! First and foremost, I have a New Years resolution to spend more time on Litsy- I love this community so much and feel like I haven‘t been as committed as I need to be. That being said I started 2018 with this read! It‘s a page turner for sure so please don‘t take my “so-so” as an indication not to read this. I just wanted a bit more from the novel. I‘d say more but don‘t want to spoil anything. Definitely add it to ur 2018!

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Lessons on Expulsion: Poems | Erika L. Snchez
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I‘ve said this before and I‘ll say it again- 2017 is the year for poetry! Or at least for me ☺️! This collection was very special to me. Not only did it not go over my head, I felt connected to it in a deeper way. There‘s nothing like seeing yourself reflected in words in print. Thank you Erika Sanchez for writing these!

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As Lie Is to Grin | Simeon Marsalis
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WHOA- my brain was definitely not ready for this novel. Don‘t let the page number amount fool you, this short novel packs so much you‘ll ask yourself at the end if you missed something. I know I missed several things. Definitely going to need to read this one again.

Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 2y
TGJ This is next on my reading list! 2y
Lupita.Reads @TGJ looking forward to ur thoughts!!! 2y
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Ever pick up a book and wonder “Why am I just reading this?! How come this wasn‘t in the news or all over #bookstagram?!” That‘s how I feel about this book! I‘m not sure where I was when this was first published but I‘m so glad to finally pick it up thanks to @flatironbooks ! It is such a powerful read! Exploring the depth of what makes us human- our connections to each other. Definitely one to add to your life TBR list.

batsy Great review! I felt the same. It's a book that definitely deserves more hype. 2y
Lupita.Reads @batsy thank you! So glad to hear someone agrees! 2y
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I feel like this year I‘ve read nothing but amazing short stories AND I love it! For me short stories give me a hunger for reading that sometimes novels crush because their endings kill me LOL that being said this collection was fantastic! Some stories did go over my head and I didn‘t seem to be in the head space at the time to try and figure the stories out but it feels good for my brain to want to say “Whaaaa?! Huh?! Did I miss something-WOW”

LacretiaReads Are you drinking Blue Moon? 2y
Lupita.Reads @LacretiaReads I like a good Blue Moon but this delicious brew is the Racer 5 IPA by Bear Republic Brewing Co 😋 2y
LacretiaReads I‘ll have to check it out!! I haven‘t found an IPA to my liking...😉 2y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I ignored many people that told me A Man Called Ove was worth the read. Thanks to #Offtheshelfbookclub I finally sat down and read the darn book! And let me tell you- I was so wrong! This book plucked at all my heart strings even when I didn‘t want to give in. I know understand all the hype and love for Ove and this lovely book. Thanks #Offtheshelf

JoeStalksBeck Omg I adore all these books! Ove is one of these best characters ever! 2y
Lupita.Reads @JoeStalksBeck can‘t wait to read the others! Which one would you recommend I read next?! 2y
KnjiskiZmaj Ove❤ Britt-Marie is good, but Ove is slightly better 2y
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MyWeekendIsBooked Fredrik Backman's new book Beartown is more serious than his other books. It's really good though so you should definitely put it on your tbr 2y
Lupita.Reads @KnjiskiZmaj Ove was so good! Haven‘t read Britt but will let you know which I think is best :) 2y
Lupita.Reads @irre thanks foe the suggestion! I‘ll have to check it out!! 2y
Lupita.Reads @MyWeekendIsBooked thanks so much for the heads up! Looking forward to it! 2y
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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Geez! This book! The theme and character depth is amazing. However definitely a slow read, one that takes time and concentration. As with many books I‘ve read, I often find that picking up a book at the right time is a sort of special magic that comes once in a while. Not sure I picked this up at the right time but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Not best of 2017 but definitely one to read in fiction this year!

Andrea4 I 💛💜❤💙💚 this book so much! 2y
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A sweet story with a lovely plot and great message. This is the type of fiction Id recommend gravitating towards when you need a feel good read that doesn‘t necessarily challenge or provoke you.

SandyW On a TOTALLY unrelated note, my husband and I just saw this ice cream profiled on a Sunday morning news program this week. How random! 2y
Lupita.Reads @SandyW 😂 Id recommend that ice cream as well! Not mind blowing but an interesting experience lol hope you check it out! 2y
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Bone | Yrsa Daley-Ward
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I‘m not a poetry person. Don‘t often know how to read it or if I‘m reading it the right way! So to find a collection of poems that one can truly connect with, without the concern of “getting it” or not, is truly special. These poems are special and are meant to be read and re-read and used as daily mantras. Best of 2017 in my book!

2BR02B I like the art. Is it by the author? 2y
Lupita.Reads @2BR02B sadly it is not, but it reminded me of the poems so much which is the reason I decided to snap the photo :) 2y
TrishB I love this collection too ❤️ 2y
Lupita.Reads @TrishB so so so so good! ❤️ 2y
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Not sure what to say about this memoir. While reading it, it was easy to overlook the bravery it must have taken to write it. I finished it months ago and passages from it still linger in my brain. It was so up front, unapologetic, genuine, bare..my brain in an effort to explain its depth, it's grasping at every word and it's making it difficult for me to write about this book! Gay has my admiration always for tackling such an intimate topic.

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THE TOM HANKS wrote a book y‘all!!!! And it‘s pretty decent too! Would I say it‘s groundbreaking and soul moving and all that jazz? not so much BUT the short stories are funny, entertaining and I might even add there‘s some character depth there. If your a fan or Tom Hanks or even a bit curious to about this, definitely check it out. You won‘t be disappointed you did.

RaimeyGallant Ohhh. 2y
Kaye Whatcha got in the cup ? 2y
Lupita.Reads @Kaye Cowboy Bloody Mary! Bacon is what makes it a Cowboy lol 2y
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suvata Every time I saw that book, I wondered if the author was THE Tom Hanks. Thanks for answering my query. 2y
Lupita.Reads @suvata glad I could help! I was stunned as well :) 2y
Kaye I thought that looked like bacon. I couldn‘t figure out what it was. 😀 2y
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Normally when I come across an author I love, I‘ll read everything and anything they have written as quickly as possible. However with Jhumpa, I‘ve tried to slow myself down and read tiny bits at a time to truly enjoy all her brilliance. In every one of her stories I‘ve found myself at home and there‘s nothing more or less I can say about her work. I never tire of her themes or characters- her words just speak to my soul.

BarbaraBB Great review. I must read more by her, you‘re right. I‘ve got the tagged book on my TBR shelves. (edited) 2y
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Thought provoking novella that comes to life with beautiful photographic images. It can be read from front to back or in a “choose your own path” style. It was definitely helpful to read this prior to Thanksgiving 😂. Would totally recommend checking out this unique piece of fiction! Did I mention it‘s a quick read too?!

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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What can I say that hasn‘t already been said about Jesmyn Ward? Her poetic and descriptive prose is like no other. Believe the hype when it comes to reading a novel written by her. I‘d suggest starting with Salvage the Bones 💫🙌🏾

[DELETED] 2632605260 Hadn‘t heard about this one, but adding it to my TBR list now! Thanks for the tips! 2y
goodthinkrebel I have been eyeing this book for a while. Happy to hear it‘s worth the buy! 2y
Lupita.Reads @TheaPhillips @maladdams looking forward to your thoughts on this!! 2y
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Hi Litsy! Took a short break but I‘m back! What‘s new?! Who‘s new?! What‘s everyone reading?! Excited to catch up!

Bklover Welcome back!! 2y
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Mamashep I feel like I'm unintentionally always taking short breaks. I miss so much! 2y
Teia Welcome back and I'm new here! 2y
BarbaraBB It feels as if everybody is reading 2y
BarbaraBB Including me! And it‘s great! 2y
SoniaC Welcome back 2y
goodthinkrebel Hi! I‘m reading 2y
thebacklistbook I'm new 2y
Lupita.Reads @Teia thank you for the welcome back and welcome to you! Hope you enjoy the Litsy community :) 2y
Lupita.Reads @BarbaraBB lol thanks for the tip! I‘ll have to check it out!!!! 2y
Lupita.Reads @maladdams how is that?!? 2y
Lupita.Reads @SoniaC Thank you 😍 2y
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Bone | Yrsa Daley-Ward
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Hosting a #giveaway for one of my favorite books of the year! Check out my IG page to enter: Lupita.Reads. Might I add this is a collection of poems that truly moved and touched this non-poetic person.

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American Street | Ibi Zoboi
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Recently longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, American Street is a beautifully written story that echoes the struggles many young adults face migrating to America. Being neither from here (America) nor there (in Fabiola's case Haiti) and that is just the base of a book that tackles many more relevant issues. One to definitely read this year. YA is killing 2017!

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The Helper | David Jackson

Hi Litsy friends! Happy Saturday! Love that every time I log into Litsy, the community has grown. Big Litsy community means endless connections to amazing books! With that in mind- a friend of mine is looking for book recs for her sons 7 and 10 years old. Any recs would be much appreciated. Specifically diverse reads :)

GypsyKat @Lmstraubie Books for ages 7-10... I feel like you'll know some to recommend. 😊 2y
Tamra My kids have loved the Dragon Masters series from Branches Books. (We started them at about 6-7 yrs old). They and I adore Bad Kitty books, chapter & picture books. My son who is 9 almost 10 enjoys the popular graphic novels like El Deafo, Smile, Babysitters Club, etc. Mr. Pants (cat comics-style format), and Bad Guys series from Scholastic. (edited) 2y
Tamra And of course my son has liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. 2y
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Tjackson The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Shakespeare Stealer series 2y
Tjackson The Mixed up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler is a classic and I love it!!!! 2y
WhatDeeReads Oh boy. This could take a while. Let's start with The Jumbies. Caribbean fairy tale. 12 year old MC. 2y
MeganAnn My son who is 8, but reads a bit above his age level loved this series 2y
MeganAnn Also, I'm reading Wonder with him right now and we are both loving it. I think every kid should read it at some point 2y
MeganAnn And my son loved the Amulet graphic novels as well 2y
MeganAnn A fun diverse read for the younger one is The No. 1 Car Spotter, which isn't in the litsy database 2y
Beachesnbooks Highly recommend the Animorphs series! Probably more for the older brother though, they do get pretty violent. 2y
meagolas Full of Beans by Jennifer Holm and The Wild Robot by Peter Brown were my favorites from 2016. Also loved the Masterminds series by Korman. 2y
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The End | Fernanda Torres
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Let the cover of this book talk you into picking it up. You will certainly not be disappointed. A story of a group of friends that starts with their deaths and works through the group. Extremely interesting look into friendships, relationships and life in general. Another great one set in Brazil!

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I've heard so much good stuff about Nnedi Okorafor. This set the bar extremely high for this series and I am so happy to report that I was not disappointed!!! A slow start but extremely great reads! Definitely feeds the sci fi lovers soul!

brilliantglow I just read Binti couple of weeks ago. I thought it was amazing. I can't wait to get to read Home. 2y
Lupita.Reads @brilliantglow Home is definitely my favorite! If you loved Binti you will definitely love Home! 2y
brilliantglow I am glad to hear that. Now I just need to finish up my #readharder so I can read it 2y
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