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MaureenMc

MaureenMc

Joined March 2016

“I never look back, darling, it distracts me from the now.” - Edna Mode
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Part history, part memoir. The author researched the history of Harlem after moving there from TX in the early‘00s. She weaves her story & the stories of her neighbors with Harlem‘s past. Very well done and thought-provoking. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Casting Off | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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Volume 4 of the Cazalet Chronicles. Of course, I loved it. (Did anyone have a doubt?) So much drama & developments in the early post-war years - lots of endings but also new beginnings. Looking forward to vol. 5!
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Cathythoughts Great 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Y‘all, one of my book groups has chosen Dune for our next read. I don‘t typically read sci-fi; I don‘t think my brain is equipped to process all of the world-building, new languages, etc. It‘s 600+ pages. Your thoughts and well wishes are appreciated. 😳😬

MadelineMcCrae Thick sci-fi books are not my forte either! Good luck! Maybe watching the movie after you read it will help you visualize some aspects? 1mo
Kdgordon88 I don‘t read much Sci-Fi but Dune is a great read. I read it for the second time earlier this year and enjoyed it all over again. 1mo
MaureenMc @MadelineMcCrae Ooh, good idea! @Kdgordon88 That makes me feel a bit better about my chances of getting through it! 😆 1mo
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RachelAmphlett Would love to hear your thoughts when you‘re done - I think we‘re seeing the film next week as my other half writes sci-fi but this book always looked daunting when it was on my parents‘ bookshelf, so I never tried reading it! 1mo
Suet624 I don‘t usually read this genre but I‘ve read it twice. Fantastic story. 1mo
mabell Surprising book club pick! 🤔 1mo
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Confusion | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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The completely captivating Cazalet Chronicles continues in Confusion! (I‘ve always loved alliteration.😁) We‘re in the thick of the war now, and loads more drama and angst ensues. I continue to adore some of the characters, loathe others, & want to smack several of both. Hoping to finish the series by the new year! 🤞

Ruthiella I had to pop over to @merelybookish to make sure you two knew each other! And you DO! 😃 I‘m definitely going to get to this series soon. I have the first book on my e-reader. 1mo
LeeRHarry I read this one last month - I think it‘s my favourite of the series so far 😊 1mo
MaureenMc @LeeRHarry There‘s a lot of development of the younger generation‘s characters, I think. 1mo
MaureenMc @Ruthiella Lol! @merelybookish and I have become the Cazalet Chronicles cheerleaders lately. 🤣 1mo
merelybookish @MaureenMc @Ruthiella Yes, we have made 2021 the Year of the Cazalets! 1mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘ve seen somewhat mixed reviews for Whitehead‘s latest, but I just loved it. A thoughtfully & gorgeously written crime novel - he totally pulled it off. Something about Whitehead‘s prose always pulls me right into the story.

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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Sad, beautiful novel-in-stories about three Indian/Indian-American women (grandmother, mother, and granddaughter). Missed chances, second chances, the need for redemption that may not come. Worth the read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Marking Time | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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The Cazalet Chronicles continues! This installment focuses on the three eldest daughters, Louise, Clary, and Polly. Although it barely covers two years in time (1939-1941), so much is explored - duty to family and country, identity, marriage, friendship. I enjoyed this one even more than the first. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
And Edward is the absolute worst! 😡

Tamra I recently ordered the first an am looking forward to it after reading all the great Litsy reviews! 3mo
LeeRHarry Have just finished this and I agree, I enjoyed this one more than the first - love the characters of Clary and Polly 😊 3mo
MaureenMc @LeeRHarry Yes, I adore both of them! 3mo
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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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I really wanted to like this book more than I did. Green‘s story (passing as White while working for J.P. Morgan during the Gilded Age) was interesting, but I never really connected with her character. I found the writing style somewhat clunky, too.

TiredLibrarian Aww - it sounded so good 😕 3mo
MaureenMc @TiredLibrarian Your mileage may vary! I wouldn‘t discourage others from trying it. But maybe borrow not buy. 😁 3mo
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September | Rosamunde Pilcher
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1. Fall! 🍂🍁
2. 🍎 picking, pumpkin spice everything, lighting candles, walks in cooler temps, sitting by the fire table on the deck (can you tell I‘m so ready for fall?!)
3. All of the bookstores in Wigtown, Scotland
4. My daughter being COVID free, so far (her entire class is under quarantine due to 4 cases in her class 😞)
Thanks for the tag! 😊
#wondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🍎🍁❤️ 3mo
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And with this, I completed my Goodreads goal for the year! 🎉 I was actually going to try to slow down my pace so I could read more deeply and also choose longer books without that underlying anxiety about reaching a number. Maybe that starts now? 🤔😁
Tagged book is a fantastic memoir. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎉🎊 3mo
EvieBee Yay! You‘re early so now you can take it nice and slow. 🎉🍾🎊 3mo
Ruthiella Well done! 🥳 In the past few years I‘ve set my goal at a number I know I can reach. I like seeing the stats but don‘t want to get stressed out about the numbers. 3mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 3mo
Gissy Congratulations 🎉🎊 📚📚📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 3mo
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A Hundred Summers | Beatriz Williams
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To me, summer always means Beatriz Williams. I read my first one of hers on vacation a few years ago, & now I like to uphold that tradition. This story of family secrets, first loves, & friendship takes place, in part, during the summer of the New England hurricane of 1938. Although not my favorite of hers, still a great beach read.

EvieBee Cutie! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Lovely picture 3mo
MaureenMc @Cathythoughts Thank you! She usually cooperates when asked to model for me. 😁 3mo
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Saplings | Noel Streatfeild
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My fave book fair was back this year! Generally pleased with my #bookhaul. 😊 (Pay no attention to the bookshelves in the background full of unread books. 😬😆)

BookDadGirlDad I wonder if buying more books than you can read is in the " Expensive Habits" book. ? 3mo
EvieBee Wow! What a haul! So@many greats. 3mo
MaureenMc @BookDadGirlDad 😆 I‘ll report back after I‘ve read it! 3mo
Ruthiella Wow! A Persephone!!! I never see those in the wild! 😃 3mo
MaureenMc @Ruthiella I know! I actually saw several at this book fair. Highly unusual! 3mo
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Landscape in Sunlight | Elizabeth Fair
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I impulse-purchased this one based on the cover (which is somewhat ironic because it‘s an ebook?), and it‘s part of the Furrowed Middlebrow series. It was a lovely, cozy, summery read. Also funny, although not nearly as humorous as Thirkell. 😊

LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelves. 👍 4mo
quietjenn This is the one Fair I haven't read. Soon perhaps - it does seem ideal for the season! 4mo
Tamra I‘m attracted to the cover too! 4mo
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MaureenMc @quietjenn I also purchased A Winter Away, but must wait for winter to read that one. 😁 4mo
CarolynM I'll get to this one soon I hope. Would you like to join us in the #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub? Next up in September is (edited) 4mo
MaureenMc @CarolynM Thank you! I‘ll try to join in. 😊 4mo
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The Light Years | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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First in an historical fiction series following an aristocratic English family. This installment is set in the late 1930s, ending just before the start of WWII. Howard‘s writing is exquisite, & her character development is near perfect. (Photo taken where I finished the book - at a cabin in the Great Smoky Mts.)

mabell 😍😍😍 4mo
BookNAround I loved this series when I found it years ago. 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I‘ve read this one … must move on to the next soon 🤞🏻 4mo
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MaureenMc @BookNAround I‘m kinda bummed I didn‘t find it sooner! 4mo
MaureenMc @Cathythoughts I plan on starting the second soon, too. I need to find out what happens to these characters! 4mo
BookNAround @MaureenMc I worked in a bookstore when it was coming out so it was a good discovery purely thanks to proximity. 4mo
robinb Gorgeous scenery…love the Smokies! ❤️ 4mo
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Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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“Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”

Another Woolf that I‘m glad I read, but I can‘t claim to really “get.”

mabell Love this photo! 💕👏 5mo
MaureenMc @mabell Thank you! I was lucky that she agreed to model for me. 😁 (edited) 5mo
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Tamra Sweet pic! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Pretty pic👍 5mo
Gissy Lovely photo!😍💖💫 5mo
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A super fun start to a new series! I loved Weaver‘s Amory Ames series, and I‘m really looking forward to seeing how Ellie McDonnell‘s story develops.

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Diary of a Provincial Lady | E. M. Delafield
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What a hoot! I adored this quick read of a genteel woman‘s attempts to keep up with society‘s expectations during rather hard times in the 1930s. Has that satiric edge, like Nancy Mitford, that I love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. The summer I was 14, I had a regular babysitting gig for a toddler. 👶🏻
2. 1st grade, Mrs. Schilling- introduced me to E.B. White and ignited my love of reading 🥰
3. My 40th - husband threw me a surprise party (the details are actually fuzzy, as I was very sleep-deprived with a one year-old still not sleeping through the night & FT lawyer job) 🥳😴
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thank you for joining in🎂👏🏻🤗 5mo
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Should I get a Kindle Paperwhite? I‘ve primarily relied on my iPad to read ebooks, but now that my eyes are getting older, the glare is starting to get to me. If you have a Paperwhite, what do you like or dislike about it? Thanks!

rockpools It‘s so much easier on the eyes than a ‘normal‘ screen - I find myself avoiding/putting off reading library ebooks that have to be read on ipad/iPhone (they‘re not available for kindle in UK). I do also like the light - it‘s quite gentle and easy to read until you fall asleep. 5mo
RachelAmphlett Agree with @rockpools - the screen light is much softer for evening reading 5mo
Birdsong28 Yes. You should get a paperwhite. I got one last year as I wasn't enjoying reading on my Kindle Fire and it has been the best thing I've done. I can second everything @rockpools and @RachelAmphlett has said. It also makes you feel that you are reading a book as it is much closer in size to an actual book than an ipad. 5mo
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MicheleinPhilly Echoing all of the above. I also prefer it because you can actually read it in sunlight unlike other tablets. 5mo
8little_paws yes, absolutely you should! Reading on a tablet is terrible in comparison. 5mo
Flaneurette I have an Oasis (3rd gen) and use it every single day. 99%of my books are from Overdrive and netgalley. I love my ipad but its just not conducive to long form reading. The night mode (dark background white print) is really nice at night also when the room is dark. I would probably get a paperwhite if I had to do it over because I'm not sure the oasis is worth it BUT I do like physical buttons in addition to touch screen. (edited) 5mo
BookwormM Yep I wouldn‘t be without mine 5mo
MaureenMc Thanks, all, for the input! I‘ve just ordered a blue one. 😁 (edited) 5mo
robinb @MaureenMc Are you enjoying your Paperwhite? 😊 4mo
MaureenMc @robinb Yes, I‘m loving it! So much easier on my eyes. 4mo
robinb @MaureenMc 👍 I‘m glad. 😊 I ❤️ mine too. 4mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The story of star-crossed lovers in 1930s Shanghai. This isn‘t a story of politics or war, though. It‘s focus is relationships, between lovers, friends, and family. Very well done.

Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️👍🏻 6mo
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Emma | Jane Austen
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Beautiful day in the Lou, so decided to take a walk while listening to the first two chapters of Emma. I love Mr. Woodhouse. 🥰 #Pemberlittens

mabell We actually got a Spring this year! I‘m so used to going straight from winter to summer - I forgot how nice it could be! 😅 7mo
MaureenMc @mabell Exactly! 😄 7mo
Cathythoughts I‘m reading Emma at the moment!Mr Woodhouse ❤️ 7mo
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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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I‘ve never felt that I could read this book in any month other than April, and this year was finally the right time. Lovely story of 4 very different English women renting an old castle in Italy. They each go through their own journeys of self-discovery while also drawing closer together. Adored it!

Freespirit Love the sound of this 7mo
LeahBergen I first read it in April, too, and ADORED it. ❤️❤️ 7mo
MaureenMc @Freespirit @LeahBergen It really was a perfect read this April, when we had snow just a week ago. 😳 7mo
Cathythoughts I read this last summer .. so good 7mo
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Hana Khan Carries On | Uzma Jalaluddin
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Delightful and thoughtful Muslim rom-com based loosely on You‘ve Got Mail. I adored Jalaluddin‘s debut (Ayesha at Last), and this one did not disappoint. ❤️

Cathythoughts Looks good 👍🏻😁 7mo
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Don't Tell Alfred | Nancy Mitford
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fanny and her family take center stage in this final book of the Radlett trilogy. She suddenly finds herself the ambassadress of France and zaniness ensues! Not my favorite of the series, but merely good Mitford is still pretty great. 😁

CarolynM ❤️ 8mo
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I enjoyed this historical fiction about hunting Nazis after WWII, but not as much as I thought I would. The story of the hunt for the titular character is told in three POVs, which I generally like, but I didn‘t really connect with any of them. Still, the story was well-told, so I‘m going with a “pick.”

Crazeedi I've had this on my shelf for a couple yesrs... 8mo
MaureenMc @Crazeedi I did, too! It finally felt like the right time to pick it up. 8mo
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The Wednesday Wars | Gary D. Schmidt
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1. Yes!
2. No (although my daughter does love to be read to)
3. Um, pretty much all of the books on my shelves? 😬
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
Thanks for the tag! 😊

mabell Thanks for the tag, Maureen! 👋😊 8mo
Eggs # 3 - I hear ya🤣🤣 8mo
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Book Outlet haul! Book mail always perks up the day. 🥰 #bookhaul

BookishMarginalia Woohoo! 9mo
Ruthiella Beautiful stack! Enchanted April is lovely 😊. 9mo
MaureenMc @Ruthiella My plan is to finally read it this year! I own the ebook but couldn‘t pass up this lovely edition. 😊 9mo
MsMelissa The Enchanted April was in my most recent Book Outlet haul, too 😊 9mo
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This was so fun! A take on what happened during Agatha Christie‘s 11-day disappearance in 1926. Very well crafted. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Yes I thought this was a different and good read 9mo
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The Winter Sea | Susanna Kearsley
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I loved this dual timeline story of a historical fiction author apparently channeling the memories of an ancestor in Jacobite uprising era Scotland. I actually enjoyed both timelines equally, which can be rare for these types of books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen I liked this one, too! 9mo
MsMelissa This was the first of Kearsley‘s books I read. She‘s one of my favourite authors, although I admit to bailing on a couple of her more recent books. 9mo
MaureenMc @LeahBergen @MsMelissa This was my first Kearsley. I‘ve already picked up the other book in this series. 😁 9mo
MsMelissa That‘s one of the ones I bailed on 😂 (I‘ve always meant to try again, it may just have been my mood). The other book I didn‘t like was this one 9mo
robinb On my TBR…love Kearsley! 4mo
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After being reminded by other posts that I wanted to read more Godden this year, I chose this novel off my Kindle shelf. One of her convent novels, it tells the story of Lise, a prostitute/madam/murderer turned nun. While exploring themes of forgiveness and redemption, Godden doesn‘t shy away from the grittiness and messiness of life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(TW: violence, sexual abuse)

EvieBee I just love a good nun story, and Godden is so good! Must read. 9mo
MaureenMc @EvieBee I love Godden, too. And this particular nun story is wild, but so good! 😁 9mo
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The Address | Fiona Davis
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My final book of 2020! Finished it around 11:30 p.m. 👊 I enjoyed this historical fiction focus on tenants of the Dakota, a famous building in NYC. This was my second Fiona Davis novel, and I‘ll definitely continue to read more of hers.

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I finished this sweet novella on Christmas Eve. It takes place during the Summer Solstice, but Scrooge enlists the help of the Christmas spirits to help his friends and family become more charitable. Lovett does a good job channeling the feel and cadence of Dickens.

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Christmas Pudding | Nancy Mitford
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Another fabulous Nancy Mitford reading experience! Sometimes, I need some snark to balance out the usual Christmas sweetness.

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My new mug matches my current read. 😊

mabell I‘m reading that too right now! It‘s setting up to be much different than expected! 11mo
Gissy Love that mug!!!😍 11mo
MaureenMc @Gissy Thanks! Gotta love Target‘s $5 mug collections. 😁 11mo
Gissy We don‘t have Target here😩But enjoy it🤗 11mo
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Finished this one yesterday evening. My thoughts are pretty much the exact same as @DGRachel so I‘ll kindly direct you to her recent post. 😊 For fun, here‘s a goofy picture of my daughter who just turned 9(!!).

Gissy Adorable!💖✨💫 11mo
MaureenMc @Gissy 😊 She‘s quite the character! 11mo
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A delightful time was spent in High Rising this year. 😊 Thirkell‘s work is so funny, and also soothing.

Cathythoughts Oh great ! I have 2 of her books , yet to read though 12mo
LeahBergen So good! ❤️❤️ 12mo
MaureenMc @Cathythoughts This one starts at Christmas-time, so I figured it was seasonally appropriate. 🎄 (edited) 12mo
CarolynM Love them❤️ 12mo
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Reading by the Christmas tree 🎄 is my absolute favorite!

keys_on_fire Beautiful! 12mo
mabell Mine too! And the book looks fab! 12mo
MaureenMc @mabell Angela Thirkell is always a treat! 12mo
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A thought provoking memoir written just before the author‘s 89th birthday. Interesting takes on aging, feminism, and relationships.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I‘ve seen mixed reviews for this book, but I‘m one of the readers who absolutely loved it. Morgenstern‘s writing is pure magic, and I loved every minute I spent in this fantasy tale. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

sprainedbrain Love this book so much! 🥰 12mo
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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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A bittersweet love story following young lovers from 1953 Tehran to present-day U.S. It was slow going at first (although that could‘ve been due to my distraction), but I ended up really enjoying it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Clergyman's Wife | Molly Greeley
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Enjoyable Pride-and-Prejudice-adjacent sequel, focusing on Charlotte Lucas Collins‘ life after marriage. I‘ve always liked Charlotte, and Greeley did an admirable job of fleshing out her character. #PemberLittens

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I adored this book! Our protagonist, Francie, is lovable and so relatable, but I also loved how complex and developed all of the other characters are, especially her mother. I‘m so glad I finally got around to this classic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts Lovely review! Lovely cover 💕I still havnt read this book 14mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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I love Jane Austen retellings, as a general rule, but this one fell a little flat for me. Honestly, I think it was the YA feel that didn‘t work for me. I‘m finding it more and more difficult to get into YA books as I‘m getting farther and farther away from being a YA myself. 😄 #PemberLittens

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Lyrical, heartbreaking novel-in-stories about four sisters from the Dominican Republic who flee to the U.S. in 1960 for their family‘s safety. The story is told in reverse chronological order, which was interesting. Alvarez tackles a lot in this brief book, including immigration, family duty, feminism, classism, and mental illness. I definitely want to read more of her books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another brilliant novel from Gyasi. She tackles big themes such as faith, philosophy, and addiction through the lens of one Ghanaian family in Alabama. Highly recommended!

Litluvr70 This book is so relevant and thought provoking;and, I have a coffee mug just like yours 🙂 1y
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Dust Tracks on a Road | Zora Neale Hurston
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Hurston is such a phenomenal writer, brilliant, and just so interesting.

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A tale of three women, at the end of their ropes, who magically arrive at the titular house. They have 99 days to turn their lives around & are aided on their journeys by the house itself, its landlady, and the spirits of other women who lived in the house in the past. (The latter includes Virginia Woolf, Emmeline Pankhurst & Agatha Christie.) This was a sweet story about sorrow, love, dreams, & learning to trust yourself & others. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Linsy Cute cover! 🧡 1y
MaureenMc @Linsy Yep, this was a total “purchased it for the cover” book. 😊 1y
Linsy @MaureenMc Totally get it! Would've done the same thing. 💚 1y
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I re-read this choose-your-own-adventure book for #PemberLittens. I got to meet Emma Woodhouse this time around! My favorite ending, though, had me getting shot by Lady Catherine during a duel between Mr. Darcy and Col. Fitzwilliam. 🤣

Graciouswarriorprincess @MaureenMc I have this book and it is so much fun! 1y
MaureenMc @Graciouswarriorprincess It‘s a hoot! I love her “diversions” to storylines from Austen‘s other novels. 1y
LitStephanie A choose-your-own-adventure book in Austin's world? That sounds like fun! @MaureenMc 1y
4thhouseontheleft I have that book too, it‘s hilarious. 1y
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Engrossing and engaging story of the deep friendship between three Black women in southern Indiana. Moore does an impressive job of writing women characters. Both funny and sad, it‘s a great summer read with some heft to it.

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The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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This slim volume packs a punch. Baldwin eloquently addresses racism, religion, and his complex feelings regarding them. My first, but not my last, Baldwin.