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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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really liked it
bookshelves: must-read-2017, 2017, global-majority, books-for-grownups, bw, tops, bhm, 2019, book-club
Read 2 times. Last read April 21, 2019.

Yeah, so this definitely deserves the hype. It took me a few chapters to get into it and then I was hooked. I will also say that as a black woman whose rage levels are at their peak right now, this really got to some of the stuff that is bothering me, so for that, I am truly grateful.

Reread for book club on 4/21/19:

Ah, this book is SO GOOD. It would be a five-star read for me because the last half is basically unputdownable, but the beginning just takes so long to engage me. (Even this time when I knew how good it was, I had to remind myself to keep reading.) So, yes, good stuff but just give yourself a minute to get into it.

Also, I did listen to some of it on audio (Robin Miles = amazing as always) but it got my minority rage way more activated than reading with my eyeballs so I had to let that go. But! The narrative is amazing. So it was just a thing with my ~emotions~.
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Reading Progress

December 31, 2016 – Shelved
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: must-read-2017
Started Reading
February 14, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
February 14, 2017 – Shelved as: global-majority
February 14, 2017 – Shelved as: books-for-grownups
February 14, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 17, 2017 – Shelved as: bw
December 29, 2017 – Shelved as: tops
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: bhm
Started Reading
April 21, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
April 21, 2019 – Shelved as: book-club
April 21, 2019 – Finished Reading

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