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Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo - May 02, 2019
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Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019Teeming with life and crackling with energy — a love song to modern Britain and black womanhoodGirl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through t...
Christina Reynolds
Jan 09, 2021
Second book is already an early favorite. Easy to see why it won all the awards—fascinating characters with different voices.      source
Sunburn
A Novel
Laura Lippman - Jul 31, 2018
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New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with a superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals—and cold-blood...
Christina Reynolds
Jan 09, 2021
First book of the year was a mystery/thriller—took me a little while to get into the story, but really enjoyed it in the end.      source
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
A New Journey Through Anxiety
Sarah Wilson - Apr 24, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful.Sarah Wilson first came across this Chinese proverb in psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison's memoir An Unquiet Mind, and it became the key to understanding her own lifelong struggle with anxiety. Wilson, bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur has helpe...
Christina Reynolds
Dec 06, 2020
This year has hit me hard in terms of anxiety, and I found this book helpful with some actionable advice.      source
Troop 6000
The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World
Nikita Stewart - May 19, 2020
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The extraordinary true story of the first Girl Scout troop designated for homeless girls--from the homeless families it brought together in Queens, New York, to the amazing citywide and countrywide responses it sparked. ...
Christina Reynolds
Dec 06, 2020
I ordered cookies from Troop 6000 this year and wanted to learn more. This book is a worthwhile look at how hard it is to break out of homelessness in this country.      source
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Big Friendship
How We Keep Each Other Close
Aminatou Sow - Jul 14, 2020
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A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul.Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equa...
Christina Reynolds
Aug 08, 2020
Haven’t posted on books in a while, but have read two great ones. First, a good look at friendship, what it means and how we help it prosper.      source
The End of White Politics
How to Heal Our Liberal Divide
Zerlina Maxwell - Jul 07, 2020
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In the entire history of the United States of America:...
Christina Reynolds
Jul 13, 2020
I’ve shared enough feminist rants with @ZerlinaMaxwell that I knew this would be fantastic—and it did not disappoint. Read this great book!      source
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One to Watch
A Novel
Kate Stayman-London - Jul 07, 2020
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Real love...as seen on TVBea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers--and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprisin...
Christina Reynolds
Jul 04, 2020
I got to read @_ksl’s One to Watch thanks to Book of the Month and literally stayed up all night to finish it. Like Kate, it’s a funny, smart delight. It’s a great summer read!      source
The Vanishing Half
A Novel
Brit Bennett - Jun 02, 2020
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Christina Reynolds
Jul 04, 2020
Another book well-deserving of the buzz it’s getting. I’d read a second book on basically any of the secondary characters.      source
Notes from a Young Black Chef
A Memoir
Kwame Onwuachi - Mar 31, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi had opened--and closed--one of the most talked about restaurants in America. He had sold drugs in New York and been shipped off to rural Nigeria to "learn respect." He had launched his own catering company with twenty thousand dollars made from selling candy on the subway and starred on Top ...
Christina Reynolds
Jul 04, 2020
Latest set of books—all terrific. Starting with a DC chef’s fascinating story....      source
She Said
Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Jodi Kantor - Sep 10, 2019
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein's treatment...
Christina Reynolds
Sep 25, 2019
I LOVE a book that digs into how a story was written, particularly a story as important as this. Absolute must-read.      source
Evvie Drake Starts Over
A Novel
Linda Holmes - Jun 25, 2019
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In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn't correct them. In New York, Dean Tenney, former major-league pitcher and Andy's childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the "yips": he can't throw st...
Christina Reynolds
Jul 06, 2019
Great book and terrific read. Thanks to @lindaholmes for taking us along for her publishing and promoting process.      source
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