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#partner @scribnerbooks finally understanding why I have been seeing it everywhere around here these days.⁣ About 2/3 of the way through and I'm feeling like this may be a five star read for me ✨ ⁣⠀
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It's been compared to Little Fires Everywhere and Commonwealth (two favorite reads!) and it's definitely living up to those comparisons. I've been buddy reading this one with @layoversandliterature and @kara.reads and it's been fun to get different perspectives on the story as we all read.⁣⠀
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Is this on your TBR? If not, it is certainly a book to add to your summer reading list if you enjoy family dramas and character driven stories!⁣⠀
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if you have been following along, you know that I finished this book up last week after reading it for the first two weeks of April. I was excited to dive into some witchy fantasy and overall enjoyed this one. ⁣⠀
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I alternated reading with listening on audio during my commute and that definitely helped me stay engaged with the story (even though the narrator drove me a little nuts)⁣⠀
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I found this one to be wildly entertaining, it was so fun to get lost in a fake world for a bit. Quirky witches? Yes. Handsome vampires? Yes. Mildly cheesy love story? Yes. The one part I struggled with was the science and history pieces of this. I think someone with a bit more interest/knowledge in those areas would enjoy this one a bit more. Overall, I'm happy I read this one and I liked it (3 stars from me). Even though I might not be starting the second book immediately, I'll look forward to coming back to Matthew and Diana's story in the future. ⁣⠀
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*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* I know Sally Rooney has seen some mixed reception around here but I am firmly on #teamsally and have been since I read Conversations with Friends 😂 ⁣⠀
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Her new book, Normal People, comes out tomorrow and if it's not already on your radar, it should be! And while you wait for it to arrive read her first novel, Conversations with Friends. Sounds like a plan, yes?⁣⠀
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I'm giving away a copy of Normal People to one lucky winner! To enter:⁣⠀
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🌱 be sure you're following me @michellereadsbooks⁣⠀
🌱 leave a comment with why you're excited for this book⁣⠀
🌱 share in your story (be sure to tag me) for an extra entry⁣⠀
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Giveaway is only open to US residents. Must be 18 or older. This giveaway is not associated with anyone other than myself. Giveaway will close on Tuesday, April 16 at noon and I will notify the winner shortly after. ⁣⠀
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I've been on a backlist kick this month so far and I've been enjoying picking up some books I've been meaning to get to. ⁣⠀
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No major plans for this weekend...doing taxes (yes, I completely waited until the last minute possible because normally my husband does them but this year #gradschool), probably consoling my tax woes in some wine, sleeping late, maybe going to yoga, and overall vegging the heck out during this busy season at work.⁣⠀
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how do you practice self-care on the weekend to recharge? and what are you reading this weekend??⁣⠀
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FRIENDS, today is the day. I’m finally going to finish A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. I’m just ~60 pages from the end and things are getting crazy! I was unsure about whether or not I’d be reading the second book but I have a feeling this one is going to end on a real cliffhanger ✨⠀

I can’t remember the last time I took two weeks to read a book, or read a book that was 600 pages long. Bookstagram has certainly changed my reading habits and this experience has reminded me that it’s okay, and fun, to get lost in one book for a while. ⠀

What was the last long book you read? I always find they leave more lasting impressions on me because I spent so much more time thinking about them. ⠀
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@gallerybooks #partner | fully on board the Christina Lauren train these days. This one feels like the perfect read to keep me company during the busy days ahead. I have minimal plans for the weekend but I'm thinking this will be the perfect distraction from having to do taxes and clean and #adult 😂 I've also been seeing that most people have read this in a day or two - so a nice quick read to help chip away at the old TBR⁣ 👍🏻⁣⠀
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Have you read this one yet or is it on your TBR? What's the last book that you read in just a few sittings?⁣⠀
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I finished up FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson last night. This was one of those books that I perpetually picked up and then put down whenever I was in a bookstore or the library. I'm happy I finally picked it up and read it!⁣⠀
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Overall, it was a solid 3☆ for me. I really enjoyed it and the way that she took a light-hearted approach to her mental health and sharing her struggles. The book was also super hilarious and I found myself actually laughing out loud. I really connected with some essays and others I felt like lacked a bit of connection to the overall theme for me. ⁣⠀
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PS: this is the first book I have finished this month. How's your April reading going?⁣⠀
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h a p p y monday! here's a little book stack to brighten your morning (it’s currently very cloudy here in NYC, making it very hard to get motivated this AM 😬). this was the last of the birthday book haul last month (thanks, @bookoutlet!)⁣⠀
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now, I have far too many unread books and I'm taking a page out of @linesiunderline book (see what I did there 😂) and taking this month to focus on my shelves. Out of this stack, I'm most excited for The Animators and The Opposite of Loneliness.⁣⠀
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How do you motivate yourself to read from your unread shelf rather than visiting the library or bookstore?⁣⠀
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PS: did you spot #quincycatstagram lurking in the background? 😹 👀⁣⠀
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happy weekend! will you be spending your weekend with your books? Sadly, I will not. April and May are shaping up to be quite busy (in a good way!) and I'm heading back to Connecticut this weekend to do some bridesmaid dress shopping with my cousin 💍
I'm still making my way through A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, I've been alternating between reading a few chapters each night and listening to the audiobook on my walk to/from work. I'm honestly so excited to finish so I can share my thoughts with you all.⁣⠀
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I also picked up FURIOUSLY HAPPY for those moments when I needed a break from the vampires and witches. So far, I've been lol-ing my way through the first few essays 😂⁣⠀
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what have you been reading this week? what are you up to this weekend?⁣⠀
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#partner @litpartners notice anything different about the cover of this book? This is what a book cover might look like to you if you were illiterate. ⁣⠀
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Almost 20% of adults in NYC are illiterate, meaning that they lack the skills required for daily living and employment beyond the most basic level. This affects their ability to make a higher income, have access to healthcare, be civically engaged, obtain an education, and even navigate their way around the city. Low literacy in parents is also the strongest predictor of children's inability to thrive academically. @litpartners is addressing parents' literacy needs with the goal of boosting achievement in the next generation as well. ⁣⠀
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I've partnered up with @litpartners to help bring awareness to this issue. They have redesigned a number of popular book covers to mimic what an illiterate person might feel when they are out and about in their daily lives and words don't make sense. ⁣⠀
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Reading is something all of us here in this space may take for granted, so it's eye-opening to think about the population out there who struggle with this. If you're curious to learn more, check out @litpartners website and find ways you can help with the initiative! I also loved seeing popular titles redesigned as part of this project - such a creative way to get people to think about this issue.⁣⠀
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I am not one for monthly TBRs but these are ones that I am prioritizing reading this month ⁣(thank you to the tagged publishers!) ⁣⠀
☼THE UNHONEYMOONERS by Christina Lauren. After reading my first book by them in March, I'm excited to see what else they have in store.⁣⠀
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☼THE STUDY OF ANIMAL LANGUAGES by Lindsay Stern. Dark humor and couple drama? Sign me up!⁣⠀
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☼VACUUM IN THE DARK by Jen Beagin. After reading PRETEND I'M DEAD in March I can't wait to dive back in to Mona's world and see where she's at.⁣⠀
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☼ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane. Always love a good family drama, and I think I'm going to buddy read this one with @layoversandliterature ⁣⠀
What reads are you looking forward to this month?⁣⠀
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