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thesebooksofmine

Joined February 2016

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Truth was a changing display in a shop window, manipulated by hands when you weren‘t looking, alluring and ever out of reach.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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PICK PICK PICK PICK PICK. Finished this one days ago and I'm still not over it. A must read.

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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I started this on a whim and I could not put it down. One of the best things I have read in quite some time.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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"Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still it is never complete."

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The feeling that she had never really lived in this world caught her by surprise. It was a fact. She had never lived. Even as a child, as far back as she could remember, she had done nothing but endure. She had believed in her own inherent goodness, her humanity, and lived accordingly, never causing anyone harm.

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Maybe there is a law after all. Of nature. Like gravity. An unwritten axiom that governs our emotional dealings. What you do comes back to you with twice the force, fuck it, three times the force. We are not punished for our sins we are punished by them.

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Challenger Deep | Neal Shusterman
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I used to be afraid of dying. Now I‘m afraid of not living. There‘s a difference. We go through life planning for a future, but sometimes that future never comes.

Megabooks I loved this book!! 4y
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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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A favorite of mine that I've been itching to reread! I flew through this the first time I read it. Such an amazing piece of literature.

SusanInTiburon Such a great book. 4y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Currently reading and really loving so far.

Trina_L I am number 162 on the list for this book at my library , I can't wait to read this 🙃 4y
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.

soulcleverbooks LOVE THIS BOOK! 4y
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed some aspects of this one, but I found it to have underdeveloped characters and it was predictable. I found myself unsympathetic to the main character at times and longing for more developed relationships and insight into the family dynamics.

Megabooks I didn't think it was anything to write home about either, especially with all the buzz around it last year. 👎🏻 4y
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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"Love is like the sea. It's a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it's different with every shore."

JackieSmith The prose in this book!! I have writer's jealousy. 4y
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"History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake."

kdwinchester I have this edition too! I love your tabs. 😃 4y
thesebooksofmine @Kdwinchester Isn't this a great edition? Thank you! This is my most tabbed and annotated book on my shelf for sure 😄 4y
jeff How do I give this book the proper chance it deserves? I tried reading it on several occasions, but bailed. 😄 4y
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thesebooksofmine @jeff 😄 It took me a few tries to read it! I would say that this one requires extra work (if you're up for it!) Historical context and background info is key, as is familiarity with The Odyssey. Linati Schema is a great chart Joyce created to help understand the fundamental structure of the book. 4y
thesebooksofmine @jeff It seems tedious (it can be), but understanding the structure greatly enhanced my investment in the text. suggest reading along with cliff notes for the first time. It clears up all the symbolism and points out things that are easily missed. 4y
jeff This is fantastic. You have convinced me to give it another shot, and with the right tools! Thanks! 4y
thesebooksofmine @jeff You're welcome! So glad to hear you'll give it another go. I hope these help you make it through the book! 4y
Sydsavvy There are some very good courses on it, too! I listened to a Coursera course between chapters, otherwise I would never have understood. 4y
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"Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you've lived nearly half the time you have to live already?"

thelibraryofmars Gorgeous photo! 4y
mistergone "What the hell, Robert!" 4y
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Winesburg, Ohio: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism | Sherwood Anderson, Charles E. Modlin, Ray Lewis White
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"Dare to be strong and courageous. That is the road. Venture anything. Be brave enough to dare to be loved. Be something more than man or woman. Be Tandy."

Megabooks I have this on Kindle, but I haven't read it yet. Moving up! 4y
thesebooksofmine @Ebooksandcooks It's a terrific read! 4y
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The Stranger | Albert Camus
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"As if that blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much like myself—so like a brother, really—I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again."

alexandria THIS PHOTO!!!!! 4y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."

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Wytches | Scott Snyder, Jock
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Finally getting around to starting this. I've heard great and creepy things!

thelibraryofmars Mm, love that cover. 4y
squibblesreads I have wanted to read this for so long! love me a good creepy read 👌🏼 4y
geekyjojo Oooh! Haven't heard of this one... Added to my TBR 👍🏻 4y
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thesebooksofmine @asketchyeducation it's awesome, right?! 4y
thesebooksofmine @squibblesreads Me too! I haven't finished yet but I'm loving it so far. 4y
thesebooksofmine @geekyjojo Great! I loved what I've read so far. 4y
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This was a heartbreaking read, but also an important one. Sue recounts events of her son's life, the tragedy at Columbine, & the aftermath, all while trying to come to terms with what her son did & mourn the loss of her child.

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The Way I Used to Be | Amber Smith
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I was really excited to read this, but I found that it was too similar to Speak. I also found the characters to be unsympathetic and underdeveloped. It started out strong but ultimately fell flat. Unfortunately, this one was not for me.

bookstacksonstacks Beautiful picture at least!! 4y
thesebooksofmine Thank you! The cover is gorgeous. 4y
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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"The giant, once well buried, now stirs. When soon he rises, as surely he will, the friendly bonds between us will prove as knots young girls make with the stems of small flowers."

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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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"In one split second I saw everything I could be, everything I want to be. And all that I'm not."

sparklemotion I love this book so much 😭😍 4y
thesebooksofmine Me too! One of my favorites ☀️ 4y
momadvice One of my favorite books!! 4y
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Megabooks I adore this book! Extremely worthy of the Printz! 4y
Ravenclaw Love love loved this book! 4y
BookHabits I've been wanting to read this book and the quote you chose was so beautiful. 4y
KDbyrd This book was AAAMAZING 4y
LibraryLady2 Such a beautifully written book- loved it! 4y
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"She was so tired of the old way of telling stories, all those too-worn narrative paths, the familiar plot thickets, the fat social novels. She needed something messier, something sharper, something like a bomb going off."

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"But really, they did it because every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it‘s true."

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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"Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."

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Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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"Are stories true?"...
"They're magic, they're not about real people walking around today."
"So they're fake?"
"No, no. Stories are a different kind of true."

kaitlyn Such a great quote! 4y
shelly nice photo :) 4y
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thesebooksofmine @kaitlyn Isn't it? I love this one! 4y
Seattlejulie I had a hard time getting through the first part of this book but it was worth it. 4y
thesebooksofmine @Seattlejulie I completely agree with you! 4y
Amyandetcetera Loved this book 4y
Aimee Scary. Won't see the film. It can't begin to capture what this book does. 4y
Iira Such a touching read, and for once I also liked the movie! 4y
CarynCaldwell I've had this one on my Audible wish list for a while. The comments here are making me want to just download it already. :-D 4y
Debzie5 Loved the book but the film was too intense! 4y
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Lullabies | Lang Leav
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"I wanted everything because I didn't want anything enough."

thelibraryofmars Oh I just love this cover. 4y
thesebooksofmine @asketchyeducation Yes! All of her covers are beautiful, but this one is my favorite! 4y
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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This book. What a read. The meticulous details, the way the plot unfolds, the twists and turns. I still can't get over this book, and it's been months.

MLVReads I found this at a used book sale. I've been wanting to read it for a long time! 4y
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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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"Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. Such moments are tests of courage, of strength."

TiffReadsAndRuns Gorgeous cover! 4y
thesebooksofmine @TiffanyDJ Isn't it? I love how it looks like it's always aglow! 4y
PrettyLittleReader Love this quote! I can't wait to read this book, I just bought it. 😄 4y
thesebooksofmine @PrettyLittleReader Oh you are going to love it! It's SO good! 4y
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My current read. It captured my attention right away, and so far I haven't been able to put it down! It's quite a creepy page turner.

joiedeslivres What is this one about? 4y
thesebooksofmine Maggie goes to NY after her best friend Celine killed herself. She finds out there was a lot she didn't know about Celine. She starts to think there's something more sinister to her death and starts to investigate & it puts her on the killer's radar. 4y
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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"But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed - because 'Thou mayest."

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