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Twocougs

Twocougs

Joined May 2016

Lover of beautiful prose and big, fat books📚
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Mehso-so

Don‘t get me wrong, there‘s lots to like about it but it just never hit for me. Glad I read it but don‘t think I‘d recommend it.

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The Dance Tree | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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I love her writing and stories of strong women back in time. This time it‘s in Strasbourg in 1518. Such a joy to read.

Cinfhen I‘ve been eyeing this one !! glad to know it‘s g👀d (edited) 3d
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Akin | Emma Donoghue
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Such a beautiful story. I became attached to Noah and Michael and now am 💔 that they‘re not real people. It made me miss Nice too💛

BarbaraBB Lovely cover too! 6d
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A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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Beautiful story written in Barbery‘s unique style. Heartbreaking yet joyful.

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I went to Open Books, Poetry-Emporium today and found this gem. I couldn‘t put it down❤️

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Just feeling a little too “real” right now. Not quite the Handmaid‘s Tale but not too far off.

keithmalek I read this a few years ago, but the other day I was thinking the same thing about how this will be the next step for women in this joke of a country. 2w
Twocougs @keithmalek I keep thinking, “It won‘t happen” and then I watch/read the news. 2w
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Time Is a Mother | Ocean Vuong
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Everything this incredible human rights is fantastic!

Kitta I just got a copy! So excited to read it! 2w
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Wow- a person trying to learn about her family‘s German history during WWII. Powerful and so very human.

jlhammar Yes! Such an amazing graphic memoir. One of my favorites. 3w
Twocougs @jlhammar ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Love the stories in this cookbook. Now I need to step up and make some of the recipes. #ImissParis

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Such a lovely book about the rooms where great writers write. Loved the info about each writer‘s specific needs in their special place📕❤️

kspenmoll This sounds lovely! 4w
Twocougs @kspenmoll It was 🥰 3w
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So honest and thoughtful. We experience Amrou‘s pain yet also his enlightenment and acceptance of who he authentically is. Loved it!!!! And I really want to see his drag show now😉

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This ended up being different than I anticipated. Less about the future and more about people.

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I don‘t even know how to describe this beautiful story but I will say, go read it NOW. Emily St John Mandel NEVER disappoints!

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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The Birds | Daphne Du Maurier, Derek Strange
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I‘ve seen the movie a dozen time but never read the story. Oh my, it‘s so terrifying and so good.

Suet624 Hmmm… I‘ve never thought to read it! I‘ll have to check it out. 2mo
Cathythoughts I have this one stacked 👍🏻♥️ Love the movie. (edited) 2mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I absolutely LOVE everything about this book. It has entered my short list of all times favs🥰

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The Exhibitionist | Charlotte Mendelson
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Panpan

Disappointing to be honest. What horrible humans. Not a good read when you‘re not in a fabulous mood, actually a bad idea too, it will put you in a lousy mood.

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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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😳lots of interesting twists and turns, family drama, and Paris…what‘s not to like😉

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What a book. As a white, straight woman, that works with lgbtq kids, I always want to try to understand more. This was outstanding. So thankful he wrote it!

TheBookHippie I learned a ton when I read this. 2mo
Twocougs @TheBookHippie I did too!!!! 2mo
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The Instant | Amy Liptrot
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Amy Liptrit‘s writing is stunning. You added her joy and pain, when she feels the light and when she is struggling out of the darkness. I loved the Outun but this one is even better.

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Girl on Fire | Alicia Keys, Andrew Weiner
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Well this was a treat. I m hoping this is the first in a series. Kept thinking how much my middle school students would like this.

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Again, Rachel | Marian Keyes
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I read Rachel‘s Holiday a million years ago and loved it, so thrilled when I saw she was coming back. Marian Keyes‘ writing was just what I needed. Loved it 🥰

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Bailedbailed

Disappointed.

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Never | Ken Follett
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This book felt a little to real right now. Think I would have enjoyed it more before the war in Ukraine broke out.

TrishB I‘ve thought about this book a lot over the last couple of weeks. 3mo
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The Ballerinas: A Novel | Rachel Kapelke-Dale
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Paris, ballet, close friends, scandalous events…what‘s not to love.

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Panpan

Well since reading this much of it has been discredited. So disappointed.

tpixie There‘s been a lot of controversy over this book, I just heard about in the news. (edited) 4mo
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🥰💔😢😊 This truly sums up this wonderfully unique memoir. I will now read everything Lauren Elkin writes.

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Coq au Vin | Charlotte Carter
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Mehso-so

I wanted to be in love with this and was until the ending.

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Fun and informative read.

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Second Place: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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At one stage I wasn‘t sure why I didn‘t just let this go but thank goodness I didn‘t. It‘s beautifully written and so wonderfully, dramatically human in all our complicated messes.

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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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I wasn‘t sure what to really expected but must say the ladies did a fantastic job. Exciting, couldn‘t put it down.

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I often find books find me when I need them and this one did. I tried to savor it one chapter a night. I now need to remember these small truths everyday; to pay attention to the little things, to love freely,that the ordinary is extraordinarily and to find the good. A beautiful book to reach my goal of 100 for the year!

kspenmoll I am slowly reading this lovely book. (edited) 5mo
Twocougs @kspenmoll There‘s something magical about reading it slowly🌸 5mo
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I‘m not even sure what to say about this novel exactly. It‘s certainly a story of a woman slowly unraveling but it‘s more than just that. Beautiful writing.

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Since Anthony Bourdain‘s heartbreaking death, I‘ve stayed far away from his books, his show. I just couldn‘t bring myself to but this book changed things for me. Tom was Anthony‘s producer and director. He knew the real Tony as well as anyone could. Tom‘s memoir gives a us a peak into the real Tony and his adventures. You also feel Tom‘s heartbreak and genuine love.

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A Maigret Christmas | Georges Simenon
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Short Christmas stories in Paris with Inspector Maigret (well one of the stories). Enjoyable 🎄

LeahBergen Oh, I‘ve been wanting to read this one! 6mo
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The Fell | SARAH. MOSS
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I enjoy every book Sarah Miss writes. This one is intense. You feel the characters fear and pain. And so relevant in our pandemic times.

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So beautiful. This feels like some of Elif‘s pain from not being able to return to Turkey comes alive in this story. Such a 💔 story of humans and the hurt we cause each other. I must admit though my favorite character was the fig tree😊

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Light for the World to See | Kwame Alexander
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I needed some Kwame tonight. He never disappoints.

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Burntcoat: A Novel | Sarah Hall
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Stunning! To be able to write this beautifully! It‘s a story of family, art, love an an unnamed pandemic. Sarah Hall deserves all the accolades she receives.

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What a fascinating story about a father and his son (& then his son) in China. Art really does play an important role in societies. Definitely worth reading!

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Felicity: Poems | Mary Oliver
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Lovely, so lovely.🥰

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Hemingway in Love | A.E. Hotchner
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I‘d like to think Hemingway would have loved that the world knows this story now. How lucky to have known Papa as Hotchner did. I simply adored this memoir🥰

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The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven | Nathaniel Ian Miller
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I can‘t remember where I heard about this book but thank you source! I loved this story because you never knew what would happen next. Fantastic characters and well written. Definitely a winner!!!

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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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So I got the tears to finally stop. Stunning 😍. Richard Powers is a master storyteller. A father, a son, the universe and a what really matters… omg this was beautiful.

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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Greatly enjoyed Marie, the strong, passionate, female protagonists. An English abbey during the Middle Ages, what‘s not to like 😉

Kristin_Reads I love that signed copy! Is that a US cover? 5mo
Twocougs @Kristin_Reads it‘s a British edition. I loved the cover too💕 5mo
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The Museum of Rain | Dave Eggers
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What a charming short story about a family reunion🥰

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The Mad Women's Ball | Victoria Mas
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Wonderful gothic story though maddening at the treatment of women in the past. I always enjoy a book in translation, especially French ones.

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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This is a masterpiece of storytelling. It‘s not for everyone but it‘s worth every beautiful moment I spent reading it. I do wish I could write like Doerr.

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I like Sally Rooney‘s writing and was excited about this one. It started strong, got a little bogged down but recovered beautifully by the end. Definitely worth a read.

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Mehso-so

There‘s was lots to like but it felt like a slog getting through it.