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Rachel

Rachel

Joined February 2016

@bookriot contributor, @24in48 master of ceremonies
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The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline
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Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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This book is everything.

rach_simone I just read that part! His writing is so gorgeous 3y
RaimeyGallant We're playing #LitsyLove today. Consider yourself SmittenByLittens. :) 2y
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First #readathon book of the day! Plus Brewster.

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@bookriot and @Liberty are stealing this from Facebook and making it bookish! Here are 10 books I've read, one is a lie. Guess which one:

1. All Quiet On the Western Front
2. Absalom, Absalom
3. In Cold Blood
4. Pride & Prejudice
5. Fight Club
6. East of Eden
7. Animal Farm
8. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
9. Great Gatsby
10. Catcher in the Rye

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Liberty Pride and Prejudice! 3y
Rachel @Liberty Nope! One of my favs actually! 3y
LeahBergen Catcher in the Rye! 3y
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Rachel @LeahBergen Sadly no. Holden is such a dick I wish I hadn't read it. 3y
KarenUK All quiet on the western front? 3y
Liberty @Rachel I've never read it. 😝 3y
Rachel @KarenUK Nope, I love that book and think everyone should read it. 3y
Rachel @Liberty Ugh don't. You'll hate it. 3y
Liberty @Rachel But you just said it was one of your favorites. 😂 3y
Rachel Wait. Do you mean Catcher or P&P??? @Liberty (edited) 3y
Rachel @Liberty Read P&P. Burn Catcher to the ground. 3y
Liberty @Rachel Yes, Catcher is the worst. 3y
tysephine Animal Farm? 3y
Rachel @tysephine No, but it might as well be because I hardly remember it. 3y
Rachel @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Nope! Read it, loved it. 3y
Hooked_on_books Fight Club? 3y
Rachel @Hooked_on_books Nope! Was the only book in my postmodern lit class in college I liked. 3y
balletbookworm East of Eden 3y
Rachel @balletbookworm nailed it 😜 3y
balletbookworm Man, you and Lib ;) 3y
Rachel @balletbookworm I know. I've actually not read any Steinbeck. Her excuse is much better. 3y
balletbookworm I totally rec Cannery Row if you want to start on Steinbeck. 3y
Rachel @balletbookworm I should def start on Steinbeck, esp Cannery Row since my family is from that part of CA 3y
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TOTAL GALLEY BRAG

Notafraidofwords I entered a giveaway for this. I pray every night that I win. 3y
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My 2017 #ReadingGoals:

*Read 50 books
*Read at least 30% authors of color
*Read at least 50% women authors
*Finish the #ReadHarder Challenge
*Finish the #LitsyAtoZ Challenge

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The 2017 @bookriot #ReadHarder Challenge is here! I've been working on this it feels like since last year, but I'm so excited to finally share it with everyone. http://bookriot.com/2016/12/15/book-riots-2017-read-harder-challenge/

LauraBeth Thank you for all of the hard work and effort that you put into this - we appreciate it 😀and are excited about it! 3y
Rachel Thank you @LauraBeth!! 3y
MariaCristina I couldn't sleep last night because I was so excited for the Read Harder reveal! And my toddler kept me up too. But maybe she was also hyped up on Read Harder anticipation? 3y
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Rachel @MariaCristina I slept great because I finally had to stop tweaking it and worrying about it and just put it into the world. 😜 3y
Lola Perfect timing! The Chicago Read Harder meeting is tonight. The list looks great! Thanks for all of your work on this-and I love the addition of the author-created tasks this year! 3y
Rachel @Lola Thanks!! 3y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Can't wait to dig into this March release!

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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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Not sure if I'll be able to do @DeweysReadathon this weekend but if I do, I'm pulling from this stack of books I bought in the last month on a cross-country road trip.

kdwinchester So many books 😻😻😻 3y
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Smoke | Dan Vyleta
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Road tripping across the country and started listening to this. So far I love it but I'm curious how the story is going to progress. Have you read this one?

bookwormkara Coming up next on my library holds! 3y
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I haven't been in the mood to read a physical book since #24in48. Audio? Sure. Physical? Nope. But let's see if this breaks the slump.

LitHousewife *Fingers crossed* I had one of those bad dry spells this winter. I wish you well. 3y
CiViiLy Can't wait to pick this one up. I've heard so many good things! 3y
szainabwilliams Loved this book! 3y
Carol Good luck! 💪 The reading slump struggle is real. 3y
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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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Look at this gorgeous paperback version of H is for Hawk. UK, you win this round.

Ammar25 I love the cover 3y
kdwinchester That cover 😻 3y
Lylah Went to a ton of bookstores when I was in England and was astonished at all of the book covers that were a million times prettier than the American ones... We need to step our game up over here. 3y
BeckyRoy Love this book and love this cover ! 3y
Christy The UK is so good at book covers :) 3y
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Had a tough time picking my next audio book but I think it's time for this one.

BookishFeminist It's so good! Hope you enjoy. :) 3y
Nephele Loved this so much. Am thinking it might time for a reread. 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Getting a little reading in before going to see the author at Politics & Prose this afternoon!

Liberty So jealousssssss. 3y
kristenlcoates 🎉💕🎉💕🎉💕🎉💕🎉 3y
kdwinchester Aaahhhh!!! You are SO lucky!! 3y
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Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Hey guess what!!! @24in48 is on Litsy. Go check it out and stay tuned for the sign-ups this week at 24in48.com!

Notafraidofwords I'm jealous of all your books! 3y
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Third book of the day is off to a great start.

kristenlcoates You are killing it. 4y
KateTheBookworm Three in a day! Impressive. 4y
Ammar25 I enjoyed the one he wrote about the O.J Simpson trial 4y
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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"Who could understand how terrifying and perfect it is to be kissed by a teenage boy? Only your girls, I thought.

Only your girls."

Matilda 💙 4y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Well. That was one hell of a one-sitting read. So many enthusiastic thumbs up.

BookishFeminist Have you read his Wayward Pines trilogy? I love those & Blake Crouch is all sorts of messed up. 4y
Rachel @BookishFeminist I haven't! But this reminded of The Fold so much. All in good ways. 4y
BookishFeminist Another one for my TBR! I recommend the Wayward Pines trilogy. It will suck you in! 4y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Needed a break from Here Comes the Sun so I'm starting this.

Ammar25 Do you recommend it so far ? 4y
Rachel @Ammar25 Just finished it. So freakin' good. 4y
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Here Comes the Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Not as sunny as it looks, but oh so good.

Matilda Yes! 4y
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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YAS!

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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I rarely underline in books (rarely = never) but this book has me sitting with a pen in hand.

amazingmavis easily my favorite line in this book. I quoted it to people so many times. It's a brilliant capture of so much. 4y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Post-BEA reading, in the airport. I shipped everything home except this.

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Bought at BookCon for $5 because yes.

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I Am Radar: A Novel | Reif Larsen
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I bought this, just for the first line.

LitHousewife I need to know what happened!!!! 4y
shawnmooney Me too! 4y
DanaStaves Good call! 4y
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I'm Just a Person | Tig Notaro
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A slim gut punch of a book to start my day.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Nine months after I started it, I finally finished, with the last 350 pages in less than a day. I am gutted.

kdwinchester I am seriously impressed. I bet you need to order tissues in bulk now. 😭 4y
bookworm_1978 Welcome to a book hangover... 4y
BibliophileBytheSea It took me a good month after finishing this one to get my reading mojo back😭😭I ended up selecting a NF as I was pretty sure I'd never find another work of fiction as good as A Little Life. 4y
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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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Emma is the queen of perfect summer novels about families, relationships, and friends. So so good!

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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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The best "read on a patio with a beer" book for spring.

BookishClaire Reading this soooon and I can't wait! 4y
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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TiffReadsAndRuns Ahhhh! I can't wait for mine to arrive! 4y
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I need need actual LOLs tonight.

Liberty I love the bit about Sir Hiss. And Little John. That whole chapter, really. 4y
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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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Listening to the author narrate this memoir in this setting on our Sunday morning hike is just about perfect.

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The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Best book mail!

balletbookworm Ahhhh!!! Want!! 4y
kdwinchester I am excited and wowed by the page count. 4y
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Been fighting a book funk lately (in print anyway), and the second half of The Nest + a chilly spring afternoon under a blanket was the perfect thing to defunk. Such a lovely book - I imagine I'm going to be seeing this on a ton of beach towels this summer.

BookishClaire I was fighting the bandwagon on this one but I think I'm going to get on it! 4y
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Cannot. Stop. Listening. This trilogy has just gotten better and better with each subsequent book.

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YAS! Best bookmail is best!

Matilda Perfect day to arrive! 4y
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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When one of your best friends tells you, "I read books for you all the time, you have to read this one for me," you listen.

Liberty ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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This book is going to make me ugly cry. I can feel it coming.

KarenaFagan What app do you use to blur the text like that? 4y
KarenaFagan Nvm. I'm a dork! I found it! 4y
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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I'm not one to pay much attention to blurbs, but even I have to admit these sway me.

Matilda All the good recs I've heard has really made me want to read it. 4y
kristenlcoates Wantttttttt 4y
totesmarisa Eee! This one is top of my TBR for March + it's almost, FINALLY here...! 4y
Ericabrooke I thought it was going to be another book about rich whiny people, but it was great! 4y
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One of the perks/downfalls of spending three days in NYC for work is that they send me home with tons of books. This time though, I'm pretty excited that this was one of them.

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