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Joined September 2016

books and cats and books and cats and books and cats and... // IG: instagram.com/bookandcat_ig // GR: goodreads.com/bookandcat // Ravenclaw
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Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
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Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The Possession by Michael Rutger
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My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
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The Huntress by Kate Quinn
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Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann
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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) by Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Inland by Ta Obreht
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A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
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Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
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The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
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Monstress by Marjorie Liu
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The Night Tiger: A Novel by Yangsze Choo
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The Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks
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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
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The Huntress: A Novel by Kate Quinn
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Twist of Faith by Ellen J Green
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The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
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Snap by Belinda Bauer
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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
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Legendary by Stephanie Garber
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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
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Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming
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Rebecca by Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
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Smile by Roddy Doyle
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The Lost Legends of New Jersey by Frederick Reiken
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Cat High: The Yearbook by Terry deroy Gruber
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The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
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Winter by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
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The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor
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Sunburn by Laura Lippman
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This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
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Max Tilt: Fire the Depths by Peter Lerangis
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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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Dare Me: A Novel by Megan Abbott
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The High Season: A Novel by Judy Blundell
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My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Give Me Your Hand by Megan E Abbott
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Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
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Ohio by Stephen Markley
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Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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The Waking Land by Callie Bates
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Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
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Bloodline by Claudia Gray
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The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham
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Fitness Junkie: A Novel by Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
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Who Is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht
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Florida by Lauren Groff
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Roomies by Christina Lauren
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Hey Ladies! by Michelle Markowitz, Caroline Moss
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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
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The Humans: A Novel by Matt Haig
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My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
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Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
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Circe by Madeline Miller
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Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
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The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
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George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones
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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
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Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriquez (Illustrator)
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Geekerela by Ashley Poston
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Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
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Warcross by Marie Lu
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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March: Book One by Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, John Lewis
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Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne
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Geekerella by Ashley Poston
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Artemis by Andy Weir
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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
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The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan
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The Trust: A Novel by Ronald H. Balson
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Grant by Ron Chernow
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4321 by Paul Auster
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The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
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Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
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Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
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4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
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Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs
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Out by Natsuo Kirino
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It by Stephen King
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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
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The Grand Tour: A Novel by Adam O'Fallon Price
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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
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Yes Please by Amy Poehler
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Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles
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Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
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The Past: A Novel by Tessa Hadley
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Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
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Villette by Charlotte Bront
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The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
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Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
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Arcadia by Lauren Groff
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The Stand by Stephen King
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Just Kids by Patti Smith
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Children Of God by Mary Doria Russell
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The Royal We by Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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Borne: A Novel by Jeff VanderMeer
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Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese
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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
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I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
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Watership Down by Richard Adams
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John Adams by David McCullough
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The Group: A Novel by Mary McCarthy
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The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
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The Family Fang: A Novel by Kevin Wilson
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Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
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The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin
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Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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This Is Where I Leave You by Tropper, Jonathan
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Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
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The Portable Veblen: A Novel by Elizabeth Mckenzie
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Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
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The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
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Wonder by R. J. Palacio
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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
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Leave Me by Gayle Forman
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Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
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Gilded Cage by Vic James
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Station Eleven: A novel by Emily St. John Mandel
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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
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Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
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Be Frank With Me: A Novel by Julia Claiborne Johnson
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
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Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer
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The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
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Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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Intimacies | Katie Kitamura
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Top 21 of 2021! Intimacies was my favorite. I read 371 books/125k+ pages total. #top21of2021 #booksoftheyear #yearinreview

Well-ReadNeck Great picks!!!!!! (edited) 5mo
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Yesterday's #bookhaul from my local indie book store! Have you read any of these? I'm so excited to check them out. Been dying to read Ghost Wall and Go Tell It On the Mountain, the other two were whim purchases that were new to me (The Seed Keeper was so new it wasn't properly in the system yet!). #catsoflitsy #indiebooks #bookstore

rachelsbrittain I really enjoyed Ghost Wall! 1y
sarahbarnes Ghost Wall is on my list, too! 1y
SamAnne I loved Ghost Wall. 1y
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Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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February 2021 reads! 33 books total. A few are not pictured because it wouldn't let me add more images (including The Actor's Life by Jenna Fischer and Recitatif by Toni Morrison). 5 ⭐ Faves: Black Futures, Binti trilogy, Telephone, Transcendent Kingdom, The Body is Not an Apology, Honey Girl, Recitatif, The Actor's Life.
Honey Girl was my #botm pick this month and it was fabulous. I also read for my Toni Morrison and Dickens readathons. #feb2021

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Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I love Anderson and Wonder Woman, so this mashup is right up my alley. Anderson does a nice job setting teenage Diana in our world and allowing us to see the injustices encountered by everyday people and also refugees and immigrants through new eyes by using Diana's outside-looking-in perspective. There's less rough and tumble action than you may expect, but it's a timely book and celebratory of the human spirit. NetGalley sent an ARC for review.

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World Travel: An Irreverent Guide | Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever
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I was sad when Bourdain passed. His food writing, travel expertise, and general irreverence are always delightful. However, this book left me hungry. It does a little bit of a lot of things - some episode pull quotes, some eulogies, some travel information with pricing/addresses/telephone info. It isn't comprehensive enough to be a standalone travel guide anywhere, just a jump off.
Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

keithmalek He was an overrated, arrogant piece of shit who went out of his way to pick fights with vegans, vegetarians, and anyone else who displayed a modicum of compassion toward others. 2y
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Heroes | Stephen Fry
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Delightful, beautiful compilation of Greek hero stories written in jovial, accessible modern language. It's as if Fry is sitting and telling you the stories himself as you sip on something tasty. The art, maps, and pictures of antiquities scattered through it make it a more immersive experience as well. This is a followup to his Mythology book but can be read as standalone. 4 stars for me!
NetGalley and Chronicle Books gave me a review copy.

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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#summerfun #roadtripbook bingo spot! @4thhouseontheleft

Pride was a super fun modern-day YA retelling of Pride and Prejudice featuring Afro-Latinx characters in Brooklyn. It has romance and all the important beats of the original, but also deals with themes about gentrification and identity and belonging. I loved it! Ibi Zoboi is one of my new fave YA authors, have loved every book of hers so far! 4.5 stars.

4thhouseontheleft 🙌 🙌 2y
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Exciting Times | Naoise Dolan
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#summerfun #beachselfie - from last year, take me back! Not sure if I'll get much beach time this year due to COVID.
This is also my review for #pridemonthbook bingo space.

Exciting Times gets compared to Sally Rooney's books and that is a spot on comparison. I am a sucker for moody Irish books that contemplate relationships. This one was unique because it was set in Hong Kong (the MC teaches English) and featured a same sex relationship. 4🌟

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#summerfun #parkselfie with my friend on our socially distanced park walk! This is also my
#bookaboutantiracism bingo spot review.

We went walking on Juneteenth. I started the tagged book later that night and finished it today. Channing powerfully conveys what racism looks like for Black bodies in polite, majority white spaces and had great examples of how white folks can interact and change the space in more anti-racist ways. 5🌟 #hellosunshine

4thhouseontheleft great review 🙂 2y
Linsy Great book! 💕 2y
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One to Watch: A Novel | Kate Stayman-London
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Here is my #summerfun #safeselfie - I was at a local landmark - a nature preserve! My first time there.

This is ALSO my review for #readinwater bingo spot - I read this in my bathtub! I love The Bachelor, but this book disappointed. It was very issue based and not very romancey, the guys were unappealing (red flags). It felt more plus-sized torture porn than anything else. It felt like the MC settled for less than her worth. 2 stars. #botm

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Participating in a Juneteenth readathon today, this is part of my stack of potential options (MOOD READERS NEED CHOICE OKAY?). I hope everyone finds a way to mark this day in a way that feels restorative to them. I am trying to honor Black stories, esp. ones featuring Black joy, and support Black businesses.
(Btw Libro.fm is donating all audiobook sale profits to Black-owned bookstores today!) #juneteenthreadathon #juneteenth #blackauthors

bookandcat Btw - yes Dumas is celebrated as a Black author! See this great thread: https://merm-ish.tumblr.com/post/620608211194626048/chaotic-historian-themightyg... 2y
Cinfhen Such a great photo / full of fabulous books 😍 2y
bookandcat There's also a Juneteenth Book Fest happening with author talks! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu--Ur5D1oWHD3JOM9rODxw 2y
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bookandcat @Cinfhen thanks! It's a smorgasbord of delicious stories ❤️ i tend to take the Readathon buffet approach 🤣 2y
Reviewsbylola A lot of excellent books to choose from! 2y
ravenlee I don‘t know...what if you run out of options? 😄 2y
bookandcat @ravenlee 🤣🤣 2y
bookandcat @Reviewsbylola yes too many but a lovely problem to have! 2y
Caroline2 Great stacks! 😀 2y
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#bookhaul - my local bookstore finally reopened! I think they sold the Lyla Lee book to me one day early though...that's okay I'm super excited! 😻📚🎉

bookandcat @Schlinkles @TsundokuAleax would You Should See Me in a Crown or Meaty possibly appeal to you to do next book round? Toying around with them as possibilities 2y
Schlinkles I‘ve been wanting to read Meaty for a while now! 2y
TsundokuAleax I am kinda leaning to Crown so roll the dice? 2y
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bookandcat @TsundokuAleax @Schlinkles I think the pick will be Meaty because I think it will be more fun to highlight and my local friend wants to borrow Crown from me ASAP, but Aleax you can borrow it after if you want! I can mail it to you :-) 2y
Schlinkles I‘ll have some selections this evening @TsundokuAleax 2y
TsundokuAleax I am the worst at checking this regularly. @bookandcat I will happily borrow Crown after you are done. 2y
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#readyoursign Sagittarius - sophisticated book, ruling number in pub date: 9-->November 2019)

Interesting nonfiction about the psychiatric pseudopatient study in the 1970s and tracking down the anonymous patients years later to corroborate the paper that came out of it. Readable enough but probably more interesting if you are interested in mental health. 4 stars.

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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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#readyoursign Sagittarius ruling number 9

I know the title says November but this book was perfect for warm weather #audiowalks - romantic, funny, dramatic, tragic, happy, everything. The narrators were perfect once I found a good listening speed (slightly faster). It was like a good old romantic movie like Sleepless in Seattle or An Affair to Remember. I was captivated, it was just what I needed but didn't know that I needed!

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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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#readyoursign Sagittarius Love Match (Aries prompt: red color cover)

This was a fun thriller, it was engrossing and lively enough to keep me engaged. It handled the dance of suspense and motivation well, though the ending was resolved more quickly than I thought it would be. However, I found it believable despite the improbable premise, so 4 stars it is! Would read another Clark book.

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Yes No Maybe So | Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
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Light blue book for #readyoursign Sagittarius

This is a mix of pick and so-so for me, probably 3.5 stars. There are moments of fun dialogue and the topics touched on are important but it felt slightly heavy handed/after school special-explainy at times rather than letting the action and characters speak more for themselves - that was jarring for me since Albertalli books and collaborations are usually so seamless feeling. The characters are cute!

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Did a #resiststack for a fundraiser, decided to do it solely of books by black American authors (no repeats allowed). What books would you put in your stack? I had the hardest time finding books for E, even if I didn't limit my selection criteria I don't know how many I own besides Emma 🤣
#weneeddiversebooks

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Excited to join in #summerfun hosted by @4thhouseontheleft and @staycurious - check our their posts for the signup form, it runs through summer but starts June 15! There's also a junior challenge for anyone who has kids who want to play too.

StayCurious Thanks so much for sharing! 2y
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I am in a Stamped from the Beginning readalong this month. It is being hosted by www.instagram.com/melanatedreader and I'm letting the Litsy community know with her permission. It starts Juneteenth and goes til end of July and you can either read this book and/or Stamped by Jason Reynolds (the shorter, reimagined version of this). I plan to start sooner. I am working to unlearn my privilege. Anyone want to join? #blacklivesmatter #stampedreadalong

ChasingOm I‘m reading the tagged book first and then I have a few more on my shelves, but this is going to be one of my next reads. 2y
bookandcat @ChasingOm let me know how that tagged book is! 2y
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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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#audiowalk for #readyoursign (9 is the ruling number for Sagittarius folks)
This one is adorable so far. Two people meet and connect romantically right before one moves away - they agree to meet once a year for 5 years to hold each other accountable on their goals.

#audiobook #romantsy

Clwojick I loved this one 😍 2y
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1. Ann M Martin! Can't wait for the new BSC show releasing July 3rd. They are updating it to have queer and Latinx representation too! And Mark Evan Jackson is playing Mr Spier which is so perfect!
2. Cerulean (blue)
3. Building my counseling private practice
4. @Schlinkles and @TsundokuAleax !💙

Thanks @lindy for the tag 😊

#friyayintro

bookandcat @Lindy well, imo (and many others) Kristy is queer. But no one was officially lgbtq identified in the books (Martin herself was not really allowed to publicly come out when she started the series, she has done so in the years in between). In the show they are updating one of the parents. 2y
Lindy @bookandcat Ah! Thanks for the information. 🏳️‍🌈 2y
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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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My sleepstack prompt from IG:
🌌A book that has your DREAM bookish crush: THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot
🌌A book that you've been SLEEPING on: CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese
🌌A book that you're DREAMING of being adapted: A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanigihara
🌌A book that has you SLEEPLESS because you can't stop thinking about it: SHANTARAM by Gregory David Roberts.
🌌A book that put you to sleep: NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty.

bookandcat Someone on IG was hosting a giveaway with this prompt and I loved the idea! Had fun coming up with my list. Harder than it looks! 2y
Suet624 I‘m with you about shantaram. 2y
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Rainbows | Dana Meachen Rau
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I got a little bored today and it's almost June/pride month, so figured I'd do some rearranging...

#shelfie #rainbowshelves #bookshelves

ozma.of.oz Wow! 😍😍 2y
Leftcoastzen Nice! 2y
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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanigihara
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling
3. Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher

#favs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ohhhh I want to read #1, but I know I need to be in the right place.... 2y
bookandcat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oh for sure I get that. It is the biggest exercise in empathy and sitting with other's pain/sadness that I've ever read but also the most rewarding. 2y
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🌈 Rainbow stack with Xavier the cat.😸 These are all women writers and all TBR (except for Gertrude Stein which I have read before. But I'd read again!). Do any catch your fancy? I will be reading the Irby next for a book club in June! (The Babysitter's Club Club Club for Books - yes, a book club made up of podcast fans🤪)

#womenwriters #catsoflitsy #rainbow #rainbowstack

erinachu I just borrowed The Interestings from the library 2y
Andrea313 Hope you enjoy Irby's book! I can't get enough of her writing. 2y
bookandcat @erinachu let me know what you think of it! This would be my first Wolitzer 2y
bookandcat @Andrea313 oh good! This is my first. I'm looking forward to it. 2y
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Sagittarius Rising | Cecil Lewis
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Sagittarius in the house!
I'm going to do a few books for #readyoursign - anyone else joining?
Thanks @Clwojick and @Meaw_catlady for hosting!!

Meaw_catlady Yay!!! 💙💙💙 2y
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Knockout Queen | Rufi Thorpe
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My May 2020 so far! 23 books, 8,731 pages read. (Well, of books I've finished.) I do Reading Rivalry on FB and their game period wraps up today, so I am checking in on my stats before May is done.

5⭐ reads: The Knockout Queen, Evvie Drake Starts Over, Tell the Wolves I'm Home, A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, The Name of the Wind, Monday's Not Coming, A Good Marriage

Any that you've read or want to read? #may2020 #may20

QuietMornings So excited to see The Knockout Queen on your 5 Star list! Starting it next! 2y
bookandcat @QuietMornings ENJOY! I loved it 2y
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WELL! I finished the tagged book just before midnight when the #bookoffimreading #readathon ended! Huge accomplishment, I really wanted to get it done. This one was 4 stars!

Here are my stats! (I read 2,183 pages total so far this #mdw weekend.)

(For a more complete wrap-up with ratings I have a longer post on my bookstagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAmM9QJgVse/?igshid=hgyfh7t79km0 )

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A Good Marriage | Kimberly McCreight
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5 🌟 alert!!! Kimberly McCreight's best - I think my favorite crime novel this year - twisty, soapy, scandalous, with some courtroom drama thrown in. I didn't guess the twists. Shonda Rhimes and Liane Moriarty fans will drool over this. I DEVOURED it. #thriller #crime #mystery #bookreview

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The T-shirt Book | John Gordon, Alice Hiller
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Y'all I got a new shirt and it's PERFECT for me 🤣
📖🐱💤
(Teeturtle had a sale and I couldn't resist)
#bookish #bookandcat

TheLibrarian TeeTurtle has some great shirts. Cute! 2y
MallenNC Very cute! 2y
ramblingsofareader love it! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 😽😽 2y
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Rodham | Curtis Sittenfeld
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#BookOffImReading page count updates! One more day to go and I think I will definitely break 1000 pages across 3 days total 😊
Both finished books were 4 🌟 from me! Hoping the others will stay good; I'm enjoying Priory and the tagged book a lot so far.
This is an IG #readathon but next month I hope to do the Litsy one: #CYOreadathon hosted by @Sace on June 5-7!

Sace Thanks for the shout out! And holy crap you are prolific! I don't think I read that many pages in a month! I kneel before you in awe! 2y
bookandcat @Sace aww thanks! I'm a speedreader so some books go quite quickly for me. (Others do not lol). 😊 2y
Sace I'm a sloth reader 😁 2y
bookandcat @Sace 🤣🤣 please tell me you've seen Zootopia - the sloths there are my FAVORITE 2y
Sace Lol yes. Sloths are my spirit animals. 2y
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Onto #bookoffimreading #readathon book 3. I gotta finish this one for a buddy read by end of May, but preferably by end of day Monday for a reading challenge (but it's a huge book, yikes!). It's still very rainy. Neville keeps hoping for something better "on the tv" but nobody is out walking.
#catsoflitsy #ebook #fantasy

Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
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Continuing reading for #bookoffimreading #readathon. Dreary day but cozy to read with a cup of tea. I'm really enjoying this series and the 4 Londons in it. It's so...magical swashbuckling-y. #fantasy #londonbaby

StayCurious Love your mug! 2y
bookandcat @StayCurious thanks! It's my favorite 😍 2y
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Transit: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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I'm participating in a casual #readathon this Memorial Day weekend on Instagram called #bookoffimreading (🤣) and I have *already* broken my planned TBR (mostly buddy reads I'm due to finish, whoops) to hop to the tagged book by Rachel Cusk. This is the sequel to her book Outline that I ADORED. Has anyone read the trilogy?? Or loved Outline as much as me?!??? 💙
This is the perfect weekend for a readathon because it is SO rainy out right now.🌧️

Leftcoastzen Her books have been on my radar for awhile but haven‘t tried her yet. 2y
Severnmeadows A Summer in Italy stood out for me. 2y
bookandcat @Severnmeadows oh thanks for putting that one on my radar! I love Italy and I love Rachel Cusk so I bet I'd enjoy that combo! 2y
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The Possession | Michael Rutger
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Your attention please - The Anomaly had a sequel published a few months ago! I had no idea! It was a super fun Indiana Jones meets History Channel conspiracy shows scifi thriller #botm pick a few years ago. I can't believe I missed the news that the sequel was released! They did some hardcore rebranding of the books (to...horror?? 🤷). So hopefully this isn't too scary for me! 😬🤣 Has anyone read either book?

#catsoflitsy

TheLibrarian Oooo I didn‘t know their was a sequel either! Definitely will be checking it out. 2y
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Rodham | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Yesssss #bookhaul today! Rodham (tagged) is an alternate history - what if Hillary never married Bill? - written by Curtis Sittenfeld (it has a great new book smell). Lovely War is WWII historical fiction romance Greek mythology and a Modern Mrs Darcy #summerreading pick. Girl Crushed is a #YA #queerromance by one of my favorite authors Katie Heaney. #lgbtq #ownvoices #mmd
I posted the jacket flap summaries on my bookstagram (link in comments).

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"BECAUSE I'M JESUS!" -Aslan, probably

Thanks R. E. Parrish!

Relevant:
https://youtu.be/f7Tjs6lqIBo

Vansa I didn't know Aslan was a Jesus standin at all, till I read interpretations of it as an adult! 2y
bookandcat @Vansa C S Lewis: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 (I'm jk! 🤣) 2y
Vansa 😂😂😂😂 2y
Basura This is hilarious! 😂 2y
persephone1408 I always tell people that Aslan is the God of Narnia. 7mo
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This could be the book of the year. I stayed up WAY too late reading this. Full review on my bookstagram because I could not cut down my gushing enough to fit it here:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CANy-8IAbeP/?igshid=1jh58g3ukktc7

JamieArc I keep seeing really good reviews for this one. Stacked! 2y
bookandcat @JamieArc ENJOY. it's super good. 2y
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House of Earth and Blood | Sarah J. Maas
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Been reading a LOT of SJM - read House of Earth and Fire last month and the whole ACOTAR series this month (previously I had only read book 1). I've read Assassin's Blade before but think I will have to tackle the Throne of Glass series yet.
I ended up LOVING Crescent City book 1 and ACOMAF most, do you have a favorite?

Tera0707 I love House of Earth and Blood! I can‘t wait for the next book 2y
bookandcat @Tera0707 same!!!! 2y
phatsallylee A court of mist and fury has been my favorite so far 2y
bookandcat @phatsallylee that was my favorite in the ACOTAR trilogy! 2y
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Marilyn's Monster | Michelle Knudsen
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Anyone listening to the Julie's Library podcast? It's like Reading Rainbow but with Julie Andrews 💙 so soothing
#podcast #julieandrews #readaloud

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Fun #readyoursign challenge upcoming in June with @Clwojick and @Meaw_catlady ! No minimum reading requirement, whatever you want!

I am a Sagittarius and I'm signing up to read at least 2 books! Too bad I read the ACOTAR series this month (feature an Archer)!🤣

Sign up via info on their pages or through this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoKXiHqajTgfJtZynP_XXyqhH9U94IrXP36Tt0...

#readingchallenge

Clwojick Archer is a name too though right? Maybe you can find a book with a main character called Archer 🧐 2y
Meaw_catlady Yay! Thanks for sharing and joining us!! 🖤 2y
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#boutofbooks started today. For day 1, we introduce ourselves #insixwords -
Ravenclaw Hermione/Belle, singer gamer therapist.

(My sister sent me the tagged book, it's all about the enneagram and it's great. I'm an enneagram 2w1! What are you?)

#litsygamer #videogames #animalcrossing #harrypotter #hp #funko #therapist #enneagram

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Some of my #currentlyreading pile, my #botm box finally arrived today after being lost for a week! I'm reading Evvie Drake for the inaugural Babysitters Club Club Book Club (yes, there's a podcast about the BSC, and now there's a spinoff book club). Bout of Books started today as well!
#bookofthemonth #bookclub

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Read for #MayBeNow in time! Yay!
This #comingofage story in the 1980s during the AIDS epidemic is incredibly powerful and lovely. Told from the point of view of a young teen girl who has just lost her uncle to AIDS, the story follows her secretly befriending her uncle's bereaved partner who was shunned by the family while also navigating grief and a changing relationship with her older sister. I soaked this up like the sunshine I read it in. 5 🌟

bookandcat Not too late to join in for #MayBeNow (we will discuss it on May 15-17!)! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for the shoutout 🎉🌟🐺I started reading today and I‘m loving June ❤️ 2y
AmyG What a wonderful book! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This book was so good. 2y
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Anatomist's Wife | Anna Lee Huber
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Another edition of bathtime reads! Finally finished this great mystery (given to me by another person on Litsy). Victorian-era Scotland setting. Fantastic heroine. The murder they were solving made me the slightest bit squeamish (main character used to draw for the dissections her anatomist husband did, so she knows what to look for on dead bodies) but the rest of the book was well done and enjoyable. I want to read the rest of the series! 4🌟

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@deweysreadathon book 11.
Oh, oh, oh, my heart. Incredibly moving, beautiful book. 💙 5 🌟 easily.

And with that, I think I am going to head to bed. Will do a wrap-up post but this will likely be the last completed book I will have this #readathon - it's been lovely!
#deweyapril #deweysreadathon

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Sister Spy | Laura Peyton Roberts
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Doo doo doo! @deweysreadathon book 10 done! Love the Alias prequel series, so fun! In this one Sydney is undercover as a sorority pledge at a bash in Hawaii! 4 🌟
#deweyapril #deweysreadathon #readathon #alias #sydneybristow

TheLudicReader Loved the show, didn‘t know there were tie-in novels. 🤔 2y
bookandcat @TheLudicReader there are about 30! Around 12 prequels and 12-15 APO books. The books are fun! 2y
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Book 9 of @deweysreadathon finished! This book follows a woman who lands an amazing gig to apartment sit in a landmark NYC apartment building. But is it too good to be true? (Of course it is, this is a Sager book!) The pace of this races along, and I enjoyed it, but I like Sager's other books much better. (The ending of this vaguely reminded me of a Charlie the Unicorn video. Long story 🤣). 3 🌟

#thriller #deweysreadathon #readathon #deweyapril

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Saga, Vol. 4 | Brian K. Vaughan
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@DeweysReadathon book 8 complete! I read Vol 4 of Saga. 5 🌟. I love this series so much - some of the most creative and emotionally impactful books I've ever read. #deweysreadathon #readathon #deweyapril #comic #comics #saga #24hourreadathon

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Book 7 of @deweysreadathon is complete! I read a Baby-sitter's Club book. The series is an old favorite of mine (I have every book, including spinoffs). I can't wait for the new Netflix reboot! This book is a fun one (4 🌟) - Dawn is in California and takes on a long time companionship gig for a 12 year old girl named Whitney who had Down Syndrome.

#bsc #deweysreadathon #deweyapril #readathon