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Joined July 2021

(she/they) “I‘ll read anything once” Give me that blend of spooky and heartwarming 🐙💖🦇🌀🐚
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We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep | Andrew Kelly Stewart
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Authority: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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I couldn‘t really get into this book the first time I read it a few years ago but it really sank in in the best way on the reread

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Had to do a double page spread for my favorite book!

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Siren Queen | Nghi Vo
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This book was fantastic! The glamour and fear of the era were made magical, almost dreamlike.

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Perhaps the Stars | Ada Palmer
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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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This is an incredibly distressing book, but it absolutely drew me in!

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Pallbearers Club | Paul Tremblay
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I loved this book! It was not the kind of scary I was expecting but it really got under my skin!

bthegood I just started this and so far I am enjoying it - glad to see someone like it 😊 2mo
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A touching and powerful book! The various relationships between kids and adults were explored with honesty - a great read for middle grade readers and adults alike!

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Flyaway | Kathleen Jennings
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This book was haunting and beautifully dark, an enchanting read!

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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This book was fascinating and had beautiful prose. I‘ll definitely be reading more Sarah Gailey!

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This book has so much heart! 💜

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Fun and thoughtful! I loved all the characters.

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Rabbits | Terry Miles
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I enjoyed the wild ride, not sure they stuck the landing but I‘d definitely read more if there‘s ever a sequel!

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Panpan

Overall, I was disappointed. I didn‘t find it particularly original as a lot of sci-fi has explored the interesting ideas in a more engaging way, plus he kept making a lot of statements as though they proved a foundational point and then treating them as assumptions going forward without exploring them satisfactorily. This book written in 2016 has quickly aged poorly on a few fronts.

LauraJ Wholly agree. 5mo
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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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Fantastic!

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First, Become Ashes | K M Szpara
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Toad: A Novel | Katherine Dunn
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This book was an incredible thriller/mystery - an edge of your seat page turner!

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Eifelheim | Michael Flynn
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First contact in an unexpected setting!

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Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue | Sheree Thomas, Pan Morrigan, Troy Wiggins
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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A great take on historical horror

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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Beautifully written!

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This was a fun time! Scalzi‘s characters are always a fun source of banter. I love that this book doesn‘t try to take itself too seriously, but also has its own merits beyond just being a parody.

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Yarned and Dangerous | Sadie Hartwell
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This was my first cozy mystery - it was cute but I‘m not really sold on the genre yet. I did love that the author included thematically appropriate knitting patterns at the end!

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Flowers for the Sea | Zin E. Rocklyn
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This book was physically intense and didn‘t let up! As one of my book club members said, “I‘ve never read a book where the main character was so defined by their anger”

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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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The Overstory gives a powerful illustration of the importance of breaking out of our destructive systems as a culture. I only wish it had ended with some resources for readers who want to be involved - so here are a few I know of:
Who Gives a Crap (sustainable toilet paper company)
Forest Stewardship Council (oversight for sustainable paper products)
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (protecting rain forests)

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Alright, I feel much more drawn into this world after reading this (The second in the Terra Incognita series)

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The Family Chao | Lan Samantha Chang
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There was a great depth to how each member of the family perceived what it meant to be Chinese in America, and how their personalities shaped their choices to create this intriguing family history.

Linsy Love that bullet journal! 9mo
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I waffled on my rating for this one, but ultimately it‘s a pick because the parts I enjoyed, I really enjoyed - and I‘m planning to pick up the sequel (more the second half of the book than a sequel, really)

shanaqui I had a similar waffly feeling about this one! There was stuff I loved, and it felt so clever... but there was some stuff I really didn't care for, too. 9mo
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Loved this book about how the injustices of the past still haunt our present!

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Tentacle | Rita Indiana
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The Past is Red | Catherynne M. Valente
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I had the enjoyable problem of wanting to quote almost every sentence from this book in my commonplace journal, but I somehow got it down to one page 🙂

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This book is what I‘m all about! Great characters, alternate-historical setting, and a dark and tantalizing magic!

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Your land has a story, and it‘s worth listening

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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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A slow-burn social horror that immerses you in the feeling that *something is not right*

Linsy Love that bullet journal! 9mo
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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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I love the direction Weird Fiction is taking these days! Fantastic! 🐙

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The Revisionaries | A. R. Moxon
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I started a commonplace journal for quotes and doodles with a page for each book - here‘s page one!

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