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beaconhillbooks

Joined March 2018

Booktube www.youtube.com/beaconhillbooks.
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I found this refreshing, hopeful and just what I needed.
Thank you #netgalley. Out Oct 5.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Half of this book was light, fluffy summer read and the was a little cringe worthy but I did appreciate the fact the author‘s main character was autistic and an economist.
Helen Hoang is autistic herself; she writes that she discovered this as her daughter‘s pre school teacher approached her about her daughters diagnosis.

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I committed to trying to be a vegetarian for 30 days after this...

BiblioLitten Have you tried it before? 7mo
beaconhillbooks Not intentionally although I‘ve never been a huge meat eater 7mo
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Just give it a try!

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Learned so much from Kennedy‘s experience.

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Such a great series. Keep‘m coming Laurie King!

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Trust me, just read this book! Out in December 2021.

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A little bit about her patients per chapter and how they relate to Harper. Found it calling to be read.

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Listened to this on audio and absolutely loved Hong‘s perspective and observations. Not all of the essays clicked but such a thought provoking compilation.

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Really loved this even though our main character Esme suffers many hardships and heartaches. She was brought up under the table of her fathers work - working on The Dictionary. She grows up and realizes that just like the suffragette movement going on, the dictionary is skewed to its inventors, while males.

Although I received this via #netgalley, it‘s already out in the UK and has been nominated for the #walterscottprize.

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Tombland | C. J. Sansom
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I have caught up to the series and there‘s an emptiness I didn‘t expect! Will have to check out his other novels.

This one involves a Boleyn relative being murdered mystery amongst Robert Kett‘s rebellion in Norwich, England (which I had never heard of :( )

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This would be a great school read, everyone could get something out of it really. Unbelievable the courage this girl has and continue to has.

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White Ivy: A Novel | Susie Yang
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Had to race thru til the end, saw sole@of it coming but not all...

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What a ride! I loved so much about this; where the book went, about David Star Jordan, about Miller‘s life, her writing, and how she makes you think.

So much goodness wrapped into this one.

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Beautiful 🦊

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Interesting premise. Ending not as I wanted. It will make me think that is good...

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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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Mary Deerfield‘s plight made me super uncomfortable. Those Puritans sure liked to make it hard on “different “women”: independent, smart, barren, or otherwise were always to blame for everything that went wrong.

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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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Intriguing and dark, I loved Leilani‘s voice even though her characters are mostly not all likable. Trigger warnings for a few hot topics but I liked that I didn‘t know where this book was going and how it ended.

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So fun to read about gardening during winter and begin thinking of seeds and planning your garden...

Love little tips and advice like found in here. Enjoyed author‘s other book Carrots Love Tomatoes.

Any other #gardening books people recommend?

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The Undocumented Americans | Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
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I loved the brutal honesty of the author. I think everyone should read this book. Really eye opening.

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Give me all of the books like this. Love them.

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Sometimes the author lost me in the minutiae of names and dolphin activities but overall an intriguing deeper dive into the universally loved dolphin.

Fun fact: the author is married to nature writer Bernd Heinrich (and live in VT).

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Parenting books oddly captivate me yet repel me. I liked the book. There were times when I just plain disagree about somethings but the overall message is don‘t sweat the small stuff. Treat kids like adults but you are in charge.
Wish I had known the back of the book was the advice without Druckerman‘s stories.

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4.5 stars... identity stories intricately woven.

CarolynM I loved this one too 12mo
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This is fascinating! I did skim some of the crime-y parts but this is crazy interesting and I learned a ton.

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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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I breezed thru it but wished there was more history... it was more about the characters. Sisters. Motherhood. I do love a story with a “healer” character. Trigger warnings for those TTC.

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Loved it. I am a political junkie at heart.

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Murder on Cold Street | Sherry Thomas
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Admittedly I didn‘t love this much as others but still enjoyed it... the cast of characters are a great group and I didn‘t see the ending.

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Heard so much about Montessori so had to finally dive a little deeper. I enjoyed it, learned a lot but not sure I will incorporate every single Montessori way with my kids...

What are your thoughts about #montessori?

BiblioLitten I enjoyed reading this one. I did take down notes. 14mo
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Sure this isn‘t Chernow‘s tome but isn‘t that kinda nice? Coe gives us a quick and easily digestible bio of George, and I for one am here for it. Isn‘t there room for both types of biographies in this world? Found my late night reading steered to this book til I finished.

Traci1 Sometimes I'll read juvenile bios just because they give you the broad stroke info in an accessible way. I enjoy big heavy books too, but if I really want info they can sometimes be so dense that I learn next to nothing and come away just feeling dumb. 14mo
beaconhillbooks Right... or never get through them! 14mo
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Too many suspects/characters for my brain to keep track of...I confess this maybe the three month old.

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Loved this short memoir about a woman who quits her day job to apprentice as a carpenter. Loved its nods to Boston neighborhoods and housing.

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I go thru phases when I get into cleaning/organizing. It doesn‘t happen too often, so when it does I really have to take advantage of it. Rapinchuk explains her system for cleaning and motivation for cleaning. Setting up systems is huge for setting my goals up for success when I don‘t have energy. Which is often.
I love clean mama online, check her out. If you can commit to her protocols, deep dive further into her books.
#netgalley dec 2020

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I found this super interesting. Picked up on a whim not because my marriage is on the rocks but I‘m so glad that I did.

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Not too wordy. Pa and Small Bear go to build a new bed and presto- Ma has a new baby sister waiting for them when they come back 😬😂

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My daughter loves this.

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Loved Carey‘s Little last year and don‘t think this book compares. Still he always has an unique and fresh perspective and I always love his illustrations. This is short retelling of Pinocchio by Gipetto. Started strong just waned a bit but it‘s short and entertaining with Carey‘s typical touch of odd. #netgalley
Out Jan 2021.

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Really just get yourself to do it. The possibilities are endless.

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I skipped the last Agatha Raisin mystery but really enjoyed reading about Agatha and James - their complicated relationship - and Agathas sneaky ex husband Jimmy.

Finding these a perfect balm when I can‘t read much more. during these coronavirus times.

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Love this, any more economic type book recs?

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Bailedbailed

Just not in the right mood for this - if you like slightly spooky stories this is for you.

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Square | Mac Barnett
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Unpopular opinion but not really a fan. Think my daughter was a bit young for it. She likes their hat book though.

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Panda Bear's Secret | Christopher Santoro, Michaela Muntean
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One of my childhood favs and now my daughters too.

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The premise is this is right up my alley but execution felt a little flat - his entries got a little repetitive for me unfortunately.

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These short stories were not as meaningful to me as I wish they were. Im probably not the target audience though. I absolutely loved his drawings. Just want to keep reading indigenous stories.
#netgalley out nov 2020.

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Reading this while Joseph Blake was shot shook me... it was interesting to read from a former prosecutor‘s perspective whom is also Black. I would recommend in your #BLM reading for sure.

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I had never read a book about a polygamous marriage. This was an unique perspective, being inside Rami‘s head and following along with her machinations. Really enjoyable.

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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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I will reread and gift this book.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Fantastic. Adiche‘s observations and writing was on another level.

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I agree that her observation were ⬆️ 1y
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I can see this really inspiring a lot of young people. I enjoyed the different writing style of the book.

Cathythoughts I‘m reading this one at the moment 👍🏻❤️ 1y
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