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WellReadCatLady

WellReadCatLady

Joined March 2016

librarian 📚 cat lady 😻 hygee enthusiast 📷 napping extraordinaire 🛏 https://www.goodreads.com/racrenrip
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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I'm a sucker for books about
books in any context and find great comfort in bookish
romance novels. Book Lovers is no exception! Enemies
to lovers trope and Emily went very meta with other
romance tropes in this one. I also lucked out, the
audiobook dropped a few days late on Overdrive for my
library and I was able to snag it right away and avoid
the 100+ holds queue.

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The Longcut | Emily Hall
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Little book about an artist trying to figure out what her art means in order for it to be in a gallery.

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Girlhood | Melissa Febos
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Loved this! Author writes about the experiences with boys that had a lasting effect on her as an adult.

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Native Son | Richard Wright
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Could not put this book down.

Graywacke Ooh, cool. Richard Wright is maybe a 2023 theme for me. 4mo
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The intertwined lives of 4 people during the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Another great book in the Neapolitan series.

Graywacke Such a great book 4mo
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Interesting book that goes into the behavioral monitoring of potential mass shooters and intervening when threats are made. Author admits this is one part of the solution, that the real preventive plan will require gun control and other solutions.

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I was surprised I liked this one just as much if not more than the first book.

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Good book! Enjoyed reading about the authors writing process and learning some French history.

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Third time reading this and it‘s still just as beautiful.

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So glad I read this!

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This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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This is when kids have that moment they realize their parents are real people and notice how other kids/teens act and behave to fit in or judge.

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Fantastic book! Truly eye opening of deaf and hard of hearing culture and history.

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Enjoy Me Among My Ruins | Juniper Fitzgerald
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This book instantly became one of my new favorites!

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The Maker of Swans | Paraic ODonnell
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Not my cup of tea but if you like gothic with a touch of supernatural fever dream, you will like it!

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Absolutely no reason why this book shouldn‘t be available in a high school library.

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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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Went in a weird direction half way through, but worth finishing up.

Cathythoughts I enjoyed the read a few years back 👍🏻 6mo
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Fantastic book and a must read for anyone with or knows someone with a chronic illness.

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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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Good thriller that isn‘t about murder!

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Interesting read, I just wish it sighed deeper!

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The Promise | Damon Galgut
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Loved this book, South African family drama that takes place during 4 funerals.

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Unlikable because the character is privileged and able to act out her depression fantasy of sleeping for a year. It‘s a good read filled with some dark humor.

FelinesAndFelonies Her face is how I feel today. 🤣😏😵‍💫 7mo
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In the Field: A Novel | Rachel Pastan
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Novelization of Barbara McClintok‘s life with some libertines taken. Good science read!

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Cute book, little too happily ever after, but interesting. A bit spicy.

sprainedbrain I hadn‘t seen this cover before. 😍 7mo
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Such a great book! Finally read it after many years in my tbr pile.

DHill One of my favorite books! 7mo
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Winter in Sokcho | ELISA. SHUA DUSAPIN
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Not for people who hate vague endings! Short book with lots of social dynamics.

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Beautiful! I especially liked the poems about chronic illness.

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American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Ew, just ew. Shock writing isn‘t good writing.

EvieBee Agreed. The only book that I‘ve actually enjoyed (not sure if that‘s the right word) that was in this shock category was 8mo
FlowerFairy I love horror but not gore. Horror and gore are not the same thing. 8mo
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Floaters: Poems | Martn Espada
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Poetry that is meaningful and fills you with rage.

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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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A hard book to describe but is a must read.

Cortg I‘m thinking of suggesting this one for book club 🙃 8mo
WellReadCatLady @Cortg this would work really well in a book club setting lots to talk about 8mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Learned a lot about Trevor and South Africa but I love that we had the same side hustle of burning cds back in the day.

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The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War | The Washington Post, Craig Whitlock
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This book really lays out what went wrong in Afghanistan and how many people in government lied about it to the public.

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Some out there poems but they were all lovely

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The Man Without Talent | Yoshiharu TSUGE
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Good if you want to read manga without committing to a long series.

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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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Fast paced thriller with dark academia vibes.

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Goldenrod: Poems | Maggie Smith
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Beautiful poems about where we are in America and life.

readordierachel Pretty photo 📸 9mo
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Loved the personal essays and about the different places she had visited or lived in.

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The Farm | Tom Rob Smith
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Fast pace book that keeps you hooked from the very start.

Suzze I read this as an advanced copy! (2014). Liked it a lot! 9mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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My faves:
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Unwell Women by Elinor Cleghorn
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

TheSpineView Great job! 9mo
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Beautifully written descriptions of modern relationships that are not so easy to define. Lots of sex scenes that are somewhat detailed so If that isn‘t for you maybe skip this one.

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Penny | Karl Stevens
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Cute book about a philosophizing kitty named Penny.

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Dear Herculine | Aaron Apps
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Poems about the author being intersex and how intersexed people were viewed in the past.

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I finished and on time with #tolstoytogether! I learned I know very little about the Napoleonic Wars and should read up on them. I‘m proud I finished this and can now casually mention to people I‘ve actually read it, will I read it again?? Not anytime soon.

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Fantastic book! Published in 1996 and it is still extremely relevant today. It is both comforting and terrifying that the same issues from 20+ years are issues we are dealing with today. Comforting because these issues are not new and people have long been pointing these issues out, terrifying because nothing is being done about them and things may start to fall apart. Yay.

Oblomov26 Loved this book. Important when published even more important now 9mo
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Underside of paradise in Barbados. Interesting read and keeps you engaged to see how things play out.

Chelsea.Poole I loved this one. 10mo
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Whether or not you personally have experienced trauma this is a must read to just understand what some people are going through and maybe be able to help someone find the right resources.

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Great book! Lots of topics and interesting people to look deeper into!

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Just what I needed, a light, funny, and sweet romance book.

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Forget the Alamo: The True Story of the Myth That Made Texas | Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, Jason Stanford
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Surprise surprise, what we learn in 7th grade Texas history is a revisionist version making white men and America the hero. Highly recommended to all Texans!

Smrloomis Oooh looks good 📚 11mo
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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Fantastic book that captures both the joy and extra burden of motherhood in today‘s society.