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The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
Summary from Goodreads: Lilliet Berne is a sensation of the Paris Opera, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original role, every singer’s chance at immortality. When one is finally offered to her, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is ...
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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do by Sarah Knight
Summary from Goodreads: THE "GENIUS" (Cosmopolitan) NATIONAL BESTSELLER THE ART OF CARING LESS AND GETTING MORE Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giv...
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The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
Summary from Goodreads: From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art. This stunning, exquisite...
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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
Summary from Goodreads: Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young w...
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One-Eyed Dukes are Wild by Megan Frampton (Dukes Behaving Badly #3)
Summary from Goodreads: When does proper behavior deserve a deliciously improper reward? The scandalously unmarried Lady Margaret Sawford is looking for adventure—and is always up for a challenge. Her curiosity is aroused by a dangerous-looking stranger wit...
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Backlist Bump: Edinburgh by Alexander Chee
Summary from Goodreads: Twelve-year-old Fee is a gifted Korean-American soprano in a boys' choir in Maine whose choir director reveals himself to be a serial pedophile. Fee and his friends are forced to bear grief, shame, and pain that endure long after the...
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Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
Summary from Goodreads: USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns with the first book in a breathtaking new series set in the Old West Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of—one that depends upon him passing for Whi...
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Smell 'ya later, 2015! Get on in here, 2016! (Come for the books, stay for the pie!)
2015 is being crammed in the recycle bin, hello 2016!  This has been a year of amazing reading and life and I think it was pretty damned excellent. So, how did I do on non-reading resolutions posted back in January 2015 ? 1. Be mindful in my reading and boo...
2015 is being crammed in the recycle bin, hello 2016! This has been a year of amazing reading and life and I think it was pretty damned excellent. So, how did I do on non-reading resolutions posted back in January 2015? 1. Be mindful in my reading and bookish purchases - keeping this up will ...
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A Much Needed Opportunity: #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks
Confession: I buy lots of books.  I have some unread paper galleys/finished copies, too, but since I get most advances digitally the vast balance of unread items in my house are purchases. (OK, so this is probably not a huge surprise since I'm a book person...
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
Summary from Goodreads: From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette—the one Frenchman we could all agree on—and an insightful portrait of a nation's ideal...
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The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean (Scandal & Scoundrel, #1)
Summary from Goodreads: LADY SOPHIE'S SOCIETY SPLASH The youngest of the infamous Talbot sisters scandalized society at the Liverpool Summer Soiree, striking her sister’s notoriously philandering husband and landing him backside-first in a goldfish pond. An...
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Sophia by Michael Bible
Summary from Goodreads: “Michael Bible may have hit what a lot of us were trying, a singular new voice for CEOs to slackers. He’s so open, so easy, so fluid, you’ll smile with joy turning every page.”—Barry Hannah If Nicholson Baker shaved his beard and mov...
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I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
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