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meagankc21

Joined October 2016

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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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Wayward Witch | Zoraida Cordova
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An awesome ending to a great series! Loved rose so much and all the characters. The story kept me turning the page and I didn't wanna leave this world, much like rose didn't want to leave the kingdom of adas. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going it twisted and turned. Còrdova really upped the ante in this one. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Such an informative history that must be read by all. There's things here that I had a vague knowledge of only because my fam is Puerto Rican, not because I was taught in school. But damn even we don't know the half of it and honestly it's f***ed up. If you want a better understanding of the battle over statehood v nationalism for PR, read this. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Wayward Witch | Zoraida Cordova
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Started this over the weekend for my last spooktober read and am absolutely loving it so far. Can't wait to complete the Brooklyn brujas series. #amreadingyafantasy #readlatinx

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Her Body and Other Parties | Carmen Maria Machado
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Truly a fascinating and yet uncomfortable read at times, which I think was Machado's intent so well done. A good one for the espooky season. Couldn't help but get caught up in the language. And I loved that every story was basically just a long winded metaphor for the harm the patriarchy does to women. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Blazewrath Games | Amparo Ortiz
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This was such a fun fantasy. It's the world cup with dragons and team Puerto Rico represents for the first time in this competition in the story. But there's a greater mystery afoot and lana torres must choose to fight for something more important than the games, the cup she's dreamed of winning her whole life. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie thought u might like this book. 2y
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Blazewrath Games | Amparo Ortiz
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Got an ARC for this one for the hear our voices book tour coming up. Loving it so far. World cup with dragons, and a protagonist repping puerto rico? Yes please! #latinxheritagemonth #amreadingyafantasy

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If You Could Be Mine | Sara Farizan
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Angsty and heartbreaking and very well written. Farizan's lush language brings emotions and setting to life. Some stuff with trans narrative that to me felt like it might have lacked some nuance but I'm not the best judge of that so don't take my word for it. Overall good read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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If You Could Be Mine | Sara Farizan
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Trying to squeeze in this last one for #sapphicseptember. Backlist title. Very much liking it so far. #amreadingromance

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I enjoyed this wlw historical romance. Romance is still not quite my thing so I'm sure for someone who loves the genre this is one to gush about. For me it was fine and fun. I will say if you're a fan of sexy times this book was quite steamy. Overall a good one to read if you're looking for more queer rep in your reading. #sapphicseptember

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Started this one on #audiobook for #sapphicseptember via scribd. It's sweet so far and I'm about halfway through. #amreadinghistoricalromance.

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Her Body and Other Parties | Carmen Maria Machado
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Started this one a few days ago and just haven't made much progress due to lack of attention span but hoping to dive real deep into it this week. Have enjoyed the prose so far. #amreadinglatinx #amreadinghorror #carmenmariamachado

CWilson Many of the short stories in there- especially the husband stitch, has stayed with me for almost a year. I feel like there was a message about being believed as a women that just really resonated with me. (edited) 2y
meagankc21 @CWilson yes! Still working my way through the husband stitch but it really is so good so far. I've just been so distracted lately that reading is impossible 2y
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ALWAYS HUMAN | Ari North
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Such a cute queer romance with a cool sci-fi world where most people use body mods to enhance their aesthetic or body functions. But some people, like Austen, can't use body mods because they're immunocompromised. Great story that delves into ableist language and preconceived notions. Plus 2 sweet young women falling in love. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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If you're into scifi and fantasy and are looking for a diverse twist in those genres, this is the book for you. Filled with incredible world building on the surface & layers of social commentary, it's the perfect example of why these genres have such staying power. Some body horror in a few so you've been forewarned. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Started this as my last August read for essay & short story collections. It's been sitting on my shelf for a minute and I finally dove in. Why did I wait this long? Fantastic stories! So much Latinx goodness. #amreadingscifi #amreadingfantasy #amreadinglatinx

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I've been reading this book slowly but surely. I can't knock out the 500 page fantasies like I used to. But it is very well written and captivating so far. #amreadingfantasy #bigbooks

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Filled with flawed and imperfect women, Roxane Gay's short story collection makes readers face up to what society considers a difficult woman. Tw: sexual assault, rape, violence, pedophilia. It's not easy to read these, but anyone familiar with her work knows that already. Definitely a collection that makes you think. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
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Samantha irby is positively hilarious. This essay collection covers topics from marriage and relationships to menstruation to moving from a big city to the country. It's filled with biting sarcasm and crude truths. Truly a must-read. #blackauthors #lgbtqauthors

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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"It was a dark, ugly thing to see such greed cloaked in false good." - The Sacrifice of Darkness

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Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
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Started my August reading of short story and essay collections with this one. Listening to the #audiobook and omg she is so funny! It's an excellent collection of essays so far. I will probably recommend this to most anyone. #amreadingessays #blackauthors #samanthairby

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Riot Baby | Tochi Onyebuchi
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Wow! A short but powerful read. Follows the story of 2 siblings growing up in a world of protests, riots, and the mistreatment of Black people. Sound familiar? Because the only thing that makes this fiction is the scifi element with Ella who has special powers. And even that acts as a vehicle for metaphor. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nute Haven‘t heard of this author or book. Thanks for sharing. Stacking! 2y
meagankc21 @Nute awesome! Hope you like it when you read it 2y
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Great remix of the classic pride and prejudice. Takes the elements of class from the original and modernizes them with themes of race and gentrification, starring afro-latinx characters and community. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ #contemporaryya #yaromance #afrolatinxbooks

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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"It's a truth universally acknowledged that when rich people move into the hood, where it's a little bit broken and a little bit forgotten, the first thing they want to do is clean it up."

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Lobizona: A Novel | Romina Garber
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Got an #arc of this one from Wednesday books. Absolutely love it so far! Can't wait for it to come out so everyone can read it. #latinxbooks #amreadingyafantasy #latinxauthors

cozypunk Wowza, that cover is stunning. 2y
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Here Comes the Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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An absolute must-read. Heartbreaking and frustrating at the same time. Damaged characters that you feel sorry for but also recognize the hurt they cause. It's about intergenerational trauma caused by white colonisation in Jamaica. Definitely recommend but it's a tough read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Here Comes the Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Absolutely loving this one so far. The narrator bahni Turpin is incredible. Such a captivating story. #audiobooks #pridemonth #lgbtqbooks #blackauthors #blackstories

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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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What a sweet and delightful book full of magic, friendship, first love and family acceptance. Yadriel and Julian will weasel their way into your heart and you'll love every moment of it. Full review coming to my blog soon. #pridemonth #amreadinglgbtq #transrepresentation #latinxbooks

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Check out my blog for a list of #afrolatinxbooks to add to your #tbr and read. I wanted to keep supporting the voices of Black writers especially during these turbulent times. #blacklivesmatter and stories are an imperative way to communicate and foster compassion. Link in profile. #readinglist #booklist #readingrecommendations

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I decided if I did an audiobook I could squeeze in one more for my May nonfiction reads. This was such a good choice. Already about halfway through and it's just so well written with a great narrator. But mostly I only knew the pop culture phenomenon of RBG. I didn't quite know WHY until now. This woman is my new hero. #amreadingnonfiction #biography #feministreads

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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"Eliza Bennet is one of those young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the other sex, by undervaluing their own." Jane Austen calling out the "not like other girls" nonsense since 1813

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So simple but relatable. Practical advice and tips on how to follow through, which is often what advice is missing. Some heartbreaking moments and others funny. Recommend. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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"In order to reconcile the way oppressed people are treated with their idea of a just world, people think, 'Oh, well, she may have said something awesome, to deserve getting hit.'..." I appreciate that Walker doesn't shy away from these truths of our society in her discussion of mental health issues.

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What a riveting and yet heartbreaking story. Made me so angry and is especially infuriating to know this kind of treatment is still happening to indigenous of America but it's always swept under the rug. Fascinating look also at how FBI came to be. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Category Five | Ann Dvila Cardinal
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Received an arc from tor teen and got to read this before its release in June. Cardinal returns with Lupe and friends to Puerto Rico post hurricane Maria with a paranormal mystery afoot. Reminded me a bit of Scooby Doo on zombie island. Full review on my blog in my bio link. Didn't enjoy this one as much as five midnights, but still liked it well enough. ⭐⭐⭐1/2

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After a couple false starts with audiobooks I went with a recommendation from my cousin. This month #amreadingnonfiction and thus far this one has captivated me. Will report back on how I fared.

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Always appreciate his wit and sarcasm. There's something special about reading poetry from someone you're actually acquainted with. Real easy to connect to it. 10/10 recommend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Category Five | Ann Dvila Cardinal
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Got book mail the other day! A review copy of category five by Ann dávila cardinal from tor and my friend Ariel Fransisco's newest collection of poems a sinking ship is still a ship. #yahorror #nationalpoetrymonth

jmtrivera I didn't know Ariel's new book was out yet! Exciting! 3y
meagankc21 @jmtrivera I pre-ordered it! Got it the day it came out 🙂 3y
jmtrivera @meagankc21 Time to hop on the internet and do some ordering! 😊 3y
meagankc21 @jmtrivera don't forget to try bookshop.org! They help out indie bookstores 3y
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Red Moon: A Novel | Benjamin Percy
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Started this one on audio and so far so good. Also the author's voice is sooooooo bass lol

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Such gorgeous use of language. Beautiful poetry that brings Dominican culture to life. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Just about wrapped up with this one and it was filled with beautiful pieces. #poetry that talks about the events of tiananmen square in China made me want to learn more about that history. #nationalpoetrymonth ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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Another excellent set of characters and twisty turny plot. But I will say as much as I loved the characters, #cassandraclare may have stretched the narrative too thin with so many of them. That said there is still some amazing #queerrepresentation in this one. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ #yafantasy #lgbtqbooks

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Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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"Sona smiled at her--a weary, worried smile, the smile of so many Shadowhunter parents down through the ages who had watched their children march into the night, carrying blades blessed by angels, knowing they might never return."

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Read this one for a Jane Austen book club I'm doing with @jmtrivera and another cousin. I enjoyed some of the satire and the telenovela drama of it. But I'm not sure this will be my favorite Jane Austen. We'll see. #amreadingclassics #womenauthors

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The Everglades: River of Grass | Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Robert Fink, Michael Grunwald
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"The miracle of the light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slow-moving below, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades of Florida. It is a river of grass." #nationalparks #floridaeverglades

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Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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It came in the mail the other day. Only one chapter in so far but already falling in love with this new set of characters 😍 #amreadingyafantasy #cassandraclare #shadowhunters

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"despite knowing
they won‘t be here for long
they still choose to live
their brightest lives"

From "sunflower"

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It started really good but the pacing was just too fast. The characters were underdeveloped and relationships shallow. The setting was well written but overall, it felt like it needed much more development. ⭐⭐

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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The cousins and I are doing a #janeaustenbookclub this year. Starting off with sense and sensibility. Only a few chapters in but already tickled by rich people problems #amreading #amreadingclassics

KarenUK What a lovely idea 💕 3y
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Picked up this bookmark at the Mammoth caves in Kentucky last summer. 10/10 recommend that national Park. It's beautiful out there.

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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I tried reading this for a book with surrealism for #halfbloodbingo but couldn't finish it. Sucks because it was the last one I needed to complete the board. But the characters were just cringey. Excellent writing as a craft but the people were so...well, not for me #bookbingo #dnf

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A totally random thought but did anyone else ever get obsessed with a band in their youth and write fanfic and stories based on their music? I was such an angsty little middle schooler and this band's music just opened me up to a whole new way of storytelling. They're a huge inspiration for why I became a writer. And I'm a writer because I was first a reader. It's kind of a full circle thing. #randomthoughts