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The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
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I enjoyed that a lot more than I thought I would.
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
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I didn’t mind it but I didn’t love it and so I didn’t finish it.
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Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
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Especially delightful on audio.
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Lowriders to the Center of the Earth by Cathy Camper
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Interesting.
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The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez
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Fascinating.
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Who Will Tell My Brother? by Marlene Carvell
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White people really are the worst.
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Monster by Walter Dean Myers
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Fascinating and thought-provoking.
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The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales
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I liked the stories, but it’s really not a children’s book.
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Sold by Patricia McCormick
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That was super difficult, emotionally, to read
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Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
Return to Sender
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I get it: illegal immigrants are people too. Too preachy for my taste.

2019: still too preachy but I finished it this time.
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Sara Nelson
“I m not about to tell him that I am just like Anna and Emma, an adulteress. My books are my secret lovers, the friends I run to to get away from the daily drudgeries of life, to try out something new, and yes, to get away, for a few hours, from him. He doesn't need to know that my books are the affairs I don't have. ”
Sara Nelson, So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading

Nora Roberts
“She surrounded herself with books at work and at home. Her living space was a testament to her first and abiding love with shelves jammed with books tables crowded with them. She saw them not only as knowledge entertainment comfort even sanity but as a kind of artful decoration. ”
Nora Roberts, Key of Knowledge

Sara Nelson
“You know you're in a bad patch when the most interesting part of the book you're reading is the acknowledgments page.”
Sara Nelson, So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading

Alice Hoffman
“That is the joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his or her imagination.”
Alice Hoffman

Alexander Hamilton
“The art of reading is to skip judiciously.”
Alexander Hamilton

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