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User Image jenniferqueenie Posted: Oct 12, 2017 5:44 AM (UTC)
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#readbeyondbordersoct - Day 12: Death - Beside the Sea by Veronique Olmi from @peirenepress
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A repost from #HarpiesReadAug. This book is only 100 pages long and is beautifully translated so the prose skips along. It is the subject matter rather than the style that makes it a challenging read. A troubled mother takes her two sons to the seaside. You know from the first sentence that it won't end well. And it doesn't. . . .
User Image jenniferqueenie Posted: Oct 6, 2017 7:19 AM (UTC)
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#readbeyondbordersoct - Day 6 - Language: In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri (American 🇺🇸 of Bengali 🇧🇩 heritage) . .
This is a repost from @ttameixa except I could not repost it using the app. I have not read this but is has been on my TBR since @ttameixa posted about it. It's about learning to write creatively in another language - in this case Italian - which I think sounds fascinating.
User Image jenniferqueenie Posted: Oct 1, 2017 1:29 AM (UTC)
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Excited to be doing #readbeyondbordersoct as hosted by @nightowlbookreviews and @bookish.hedonist which aims to highlight writers from outside the US - or, for my purposes, the UK. . . .
I haven't sorted my full #TBR for the month but here are 3 that are definitely on it that fit the theme. Am away from the physical copies at the mo! . . .
1. Tales From The Amber Sea - a collection of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian fairytales in translation. This is a renainder from #HarpiesReadAug! . . .
2. The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstoya - dystopian fiction translated from Russian . . .
3. Comedy In A Minor Key by Hans Keilson - translated from Dutch and a pick inspired by the review from @kyletdugan
User Image jenniferqueenie Posted: Sep 10, 2017 2:34 PM (UTC)
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#bookijustread - Inferior (How science got women wrong and the new research that's rewriting the story) by Angela Saini . . .
Saini's steely (and often drily witty) book examines how scientific studies have both overemphasised or falsely identified the differences between 'men' and 'women' and yet also have ignored them when it might have been to women's benefit (e.g. in testing the efficacy of new drugs). . . .
Also bonobos and grandmothers RULE. . . .
Thanks to @booksforyears for the recommendation as part of #HarpiesReadAug.
User Image tordotcompub Posted: Sep 7, 2017 1:28 PM (UTC)
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@Regrann from @gwaylereads - Binti was an unpredictable, imaginative, and gripping novella. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel, and the third comes out in January. #harpiesreadaug (bite-sized books) #readwomen2017 #bookstagram #booknerd #bookworm #bookrecommendation #bookish #booklover #bonsai #binti #nnediokorafor #tordotcompublishing #trilogy #novella #tornovellas - #regrann
User Image arrynbenson Posted: Sep 3, 2017 6:15 AM (UTC)
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🍂September #TBR 🍂
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• Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
• The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
• The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
• Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
• The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
AND I joined a book club with two of my friends and a few other people so I have the first pick for that to read as well: • Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro. I started it this morning and I'm not sure if it's going to be my type of book but we'll see how it goes.
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Some of these have been on my TBR shelves for ages but I'm weird and some books give me certain seasonal vibes so that's when I like to read them. A few of these probably would have been great to read in summer as well so they will probably be read first before the weather gets too chilly. A few of these books were recommendations from the #harpiesreadaug bookstagram challenge so thank you @thelastredhead_ and @jenniferqueenie for getting my butt into gear so that I can no longer wait to read The Hate U Give. And to @bookish.harpy for The Days of Abandonment she featured for her book from another country post. There are so many recommendations from that challenge I still need to get. I'll be reading longing into my grave 💀😜
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#bookstagram #septembertbr #september2017 #readmore #readdiversebooks #bookish #bibliophile #readabook #autumn #bookworm #readingissexy #tbr #writingbywomen
So here is my September #TBR though it will get expanded at the end of the month to include some more (potentially disposable) holiday reading.
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A Killing Winter is a thriller - not a genre I usually read much of - but it is set in Kyrgyzstan (where I will be on holiday) and it is one of the few novels (other than Jamila by Chinghiz Aitmatov w I have already read) I have found in English which are set there. Any Kyrgyz recommendations are welcome though!
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The Night Circus comes as recommended by @marthaadam_is.
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All Grown Up as recommended by @gwaylereads.
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Inferior as recommended by @booksforyears.
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Deathless also came via #harpiesreadaug but I cannot find who posted on this in the thread now.
User Image staybookish Posted: Sep 1, 2017 12:50 AM (UTC)
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I managed to snap an August wrap-up shot shortly before a downpour this afternoon! Between audiobooks, ebooks, and good old-fashioned paperbacks/hardcovers, I somehow read 15 books and 3 graphic novels this month:

Crazy Rich Asians 4.5 🌟
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ACOMAF 3 🌟
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ACOWAR 3.5 🌟
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Final Girls 5 🌟
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Three Dark Crowns 2 🌟
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Nyxia 4 🌟
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The Crown’s Fate 3.5 🌟
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China Rich Girlfriend 4 🌟
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Maybe in Another Life 3 🌟
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Flawed 3 🌟
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Geekerella 3.5 🌟
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Wish You Were Here 2 🌟
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Paper Girls Vol 1 4 🌟
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Paper Girls Vol 2 4 🌟
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Wires & Nerve 4 🌟
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Truly Madly Guilty 3.5 🌟
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Love & Gelato 3.5 🌟
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I’ll likely finish the audiobook for Rich People Problems, the last book in Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians series, tomorrow. This series is quite a trip, and is one of my favorite reads of the year — I can’t wait to see what Kevin Kwan writes next!
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Challenges:
#ampersandaug17 #circleofbookishfriends #readgushaug17 #allthebooksaugust #booksacrossoceans #bookishdaysofsummer #justmybookbloggerlifeaug #alliwantforaugustisabook #augustlibrary17 #b4booksaugust17 #harpiesreadaug: August wrap-up
#grimdragon: Free day!

QOTD: What was your favorite August read? -Mags
User Image bookish.ml Posted: Sep 1, 2017 12:49 AM (UTC)
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August Wrap-Up 📕📘



I just now finished A Dance with Dragons, so I can officially post about it (full review coming sometime over this glorious three-day weekend!). I know that reading two books by male authors, one of whom you could easily argue is practically misogynistic, runs counter to the #HarpiesReadAug purpose. But, the first book, Killers of the Flower Moon, contained feminist themes throughout, and I needed ADwD for the escape, as August is my busiest month of the year at work. I'll echo the sentiments of others who've posted today -- this challenge was extremely worthwhile and has given me many fantastic feminist titles, and titles by women of color, to add to my TBR. I'm so happy I did it and I'm so happy to be part of the bookstagram community 💕 •



#books #bookstagram #bookish #bookworm #booklover #bookaddict #igreads #igbooks #instabooks #instareads
User Image arrynbenson Posted: Aug 31, 2017 9:47 PM (UTC)
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#HarpiesReadAug Day 31 • August Wrap Up •

I can't believe it's the last day of august already. I had so much fun with this bookstagram challenge! Thank you @bookish.harpy for the wonderful prompts. I have so many books and authors that have been added to my lists and piles. And quite a few new accounts to follow on here as well!
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I did pretty good this month with getting everything on the month's #tbr pile read. I have one book from it that I'm still currently reading but I'm planning on finishing that today. I really enjoyed most of the books I read this month. The mixture of novels, comics, short stories, poetry, and essays provided a good range of topics and narratives for the month. I might try to arrange my to be read pile for the next month similarly but I have a lot more novels to read so we shall see how that goes.
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#bookstagram #bookstagramchallenge #augustwrapup #readmore #writingbywomen #readdiverse #intersectionalfeminism #feminism #books #bookish #bibliophile #readingissexy
User Image readingismagical Posted: Aug 31, 2017 8:32 PM (UTC)
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Obligatory "how is it the end of August/Summer post". But seriously - what the heck?!😂😬 In addition to these books, I listened to Journey to the Center of the Earth and To Kill a Mockingbird on audio book.

I genuinely loved all of these books in their own way. Besides Journey to the Center of the Earth, everything I read or listened to this month was 4 or 5 stars, imho. Here's to hoping next month's reads are just as satisfying and thought provoking.
#augustwrapup #harpiesreadaug #theardentbiblioreads
User Image jenniferqueenie Posted: Aug 31, 2017 7:18 PM (UTC)
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#HarpiesReadAug - Day 31: August wrap up. . . .
So this challenge inspired me to read a lot. One book from my TBR did not get read but as 8 or so new ones did instead I don't feel too bad about it! Thanks @bookish.harpy for hosting the challenge. . .
Also featured my new brass Eagle bookends from vintage shopping in #stleonards. . . .
#bookstagram #bibliophile #booklover #bookworm #instabook #instabooks #igbooks
User Image psanchez820 Posted: Aug 31, 2017 6:44 PM (UTC)
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August Wrap-up! •Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea ⭐⭐⭐⭐
•Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston ⭐⭐⭐
•The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger ⭐⭐
•Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley ⭐⭐⭐
•The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol 2 by Akira Himekawa ⭐⭐⭐⭐
•My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
•Drink Cultura: Chicanismo by José Antonio Burciaga ⭐⭐⭐⭐
•The Fourth World of the Hopis: The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians as Preserved in their Legends and Traditions by Harold Courlander ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
•Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk ⭐⭐⭐
•The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey by Chris Colfer (Currently reading and loving it! About 50 pages to go... 😄) #harpiesreadaug #grimdragon #girlsofriyadh #rajaaalsanea #micro #michaelcrichton #richardpreston #thecatcherintherye #jdsalinger #worldsofinkandshadow #lenacoakley #thelegendofzelda #twilightprincess #akirahimekawa #mybrothershusband #gengorohtagame #drinkcultura #chicanismo #joseantonioburciaga #thefourthworldofthehopis #haroldcourlander #snuff #chuckpalahniuk #thelandofstories #anauthorsodyssey #chriscolfer #wrapup
User Image themodisher Posted: Aug 31, 2017 5:38 PM (UTC)
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User Image gwaylereads Posted: Aug 31, 2017 5:10 PM (UTC)
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AUGUST WRAP-UP • Gotta get abstract with this photo because I get most of my books through the library as e-books. In the order I finished them: 📖 The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 The Golden House by Salman Rushdie ⭐️⭐️ 📖 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 The Healing of America by TR Reid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Safak ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Here's to a bookish September 🥂
Thanks to @bookish.harpy for her excellent book challenge this month. No offense intended to others, but colors and chevrons and starts-with-a-letter prompts don't interest me much. But her prompts were thought-provoking and inspiring. I hope to find other challenges of this quality, but based on a cursory search, I'm not holding my breath.
#augustwrapup #harpiesreadaug (august wrap-up) #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #bookish #booknerd #bookworm #booklover #bookaddict #bibliophile #igreads #igbooks #instaread #instabooks #books #readersofig #bookrecommendation
It's the last day of August (how?!), so time for a wrap-up, featuring Norbert. A decent month of reading, though I was disappointed in The Idiot and gave it up to reread The Time Traveler's Wife. Oh well. The rest were great. 😛


Big thanks to @bookish.harpy for the #HarpiesReadAug challenge. I didn't manage every day but it was fun and I loved seeing everyone's photos.
User Image basicwhitebook Posted: Aug 31, 2017 2:41 PM (UTC)
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I'm a day late for most of today's prompts, but here's my August book haul! Not too shabby if I do say so myself, but maybe I need to go on a spending freeze lol. (Not included is the pre-ordered Tower of Dawn of course)
#harpiesreadaug #auglibrary17 #justmybookbloggerlifeaug #readgushjuly17 .
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In other news, my weekly #booksandbooze post features my reactions to the GoT finale on Sunday! Check it out, link in bio.
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#bookstagram #bookchallenge #augustbookstagramchallenge #books #booklover #reader #library #librariesofinstagram #librarygoals #instabooks #booknerd #booksandflowers #got #gameofthrones
Happy Thursday, y'all! Tomorrow is September and I'm not quite sure how. I'm not complaining -- with this month comes the beginning of fall AND my birthday. So bring it, September 👊🏻🍂

August was a busy month which means I read a little less than I would have liked. But what I did read was AWESOME -- Caleb and Kit, Sing Unburied Sing, and Little Fires Everywhere all got five stars from me. (The Mothers is TBD since I'm hoping to finish it up today, but so far so good). What were your favorite reads this month? 📚✨
User Image literaryjo Posted: Aug 31, 2017 12:39 PM (UTC)
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It's time for my August Wrap-Up! Does anyone else feel like this month just flew by? Maybe it was because of all of the phenomenal books I read this month....🙌 Seriously, August was a good reading month for me. Two of the books I read were so wonderful, I feel pretty confident in saying they will probably make it into my top 5 for the year. (THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY and THE HEART'S INVISIBLE FURIES, for those of you who maybe didn't see me gushing over them all month.) So here they are!

ON TYRANNY - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
WHAT WE LOSE - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
TOO FAT TOO SLUTTY TOO LOUD (not pictured because I listened to it on audio) - ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
THINGS THAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE - ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
FOREST DARK - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
THE HEART'S INVISIBLE FURIES - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

How was your August? Anything spectacular? I've already got a good list ready to go for September... Keep reading, friends! ✌️
Today is the last day of #harpiesreadaug and it's my August Wrapup. It was a pretty productive reading month; I read 12 books in total. In addition to the ones here, I read two ebooks (THE ANTI-INAUGURATION by @haymarketbooks and BITCH PLANET VOL1), and listened to two audiobooks (ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson and DEPARTMENT OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill) ........
Thanks to @bookish.harpy for hosting this really awesome challenge! I can't wait to see what September's reading has in store 📚❤️📆 #books #read #reading #bookish #booklover #booklife #bibliophile #wrapup #augustreads #bookstack #penguindropcaps #graphicmemoir #poetry #classics #childrensbooks #graphicnovel #shortstories #bookstagram #booksofinstagram

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