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📷 @missyvmg says, "I would consider this obligatory reading for every American (and non-American). The depth of research that has gone into this work, coupled with detailed and engaging stories about race, class, religion and politics is amazing. A necessary and revealing look at the underbelly of American society. Bravo @isabelwilkerson 👏🏻"
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📷 @highbridgebooksproject says, "I love Backmansl books because for me they’re all about connection. How, if we pay attention, we’ll find that we’re more connected than we ever could have imagined. Aren’t we all craving connection more than ever this year?"
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📷 @booksboozeandbarks says, "One of the most interesting books I’ve read this year. I had to keep reminding myself that it was fiction, because there were several times I felt like I was reading a memoir about real people...and I was so invested. I really enjoyed reading about Gifty’s struggles with her depressed mom and opioid-addicted brother, as well as her struggles with religion vs. science. Mostly I just wanted to hug her."
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Our September books are here! Everyone's gonna be talking about these in September, so make sure you get yours now.
💙 Transcendent Kingdom: A push-and-pull between science and faith, as a child of Ghanaian immigrants copes with loss and unanswered questions.
💙 The Last Story of Mina Lee: A story to fill the generational gap between mothers and daughters, sprinkled with mystery, self-discovery, and love.
💙 Anxious People: Of all the ways to botch a bank robbery, this one takes the cake. Cue the hilariously flawed hostages.
💙 Caste: A look at racism and caste, in America and abroad, that goes beyond what you learned in history class.
💙 Winter Counts: Follow a twisty path of vigilantism in this gritty crime novel set on a Native American reservation.
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What members are saying about our August add-ons.
📷 @chrisannreads says, "I absolutely loved it and read it in a day-I could not put it down ... Grace was a young actress who was manipulated by her charming film director and we get to see how that affects her. We go on a journey with her trying to put her life back together, trying to find herself and trying to make sense of it all. My heart just ached for her. The writing is superb here-you feel her raw pain, her loneliness, her broken self. I was so invested in Grace and her story. I highly recommend this one—you will not be disappointed."⠀
📷 @bookreviewgram says, "leilani’s debut novel was quite a ride🤯! i didn’t know where the story was going to go, but i enjoyed the journey in getting there. the writing felt super contemporary, along with a lot of the content surrounding edie (the protagonist)’s experiences as a Black woman. i can admit i will never fully understand these experiences, and it was informative to hear them described by a Black author .... luster is quick-witted, sexual, tragic, and real .... i’m glad leilani is getting her recognition."⠀
📷 @readyourworriesaway says, "I really enjoyed this genre-blended debut novel from Kate Reid Petty. In 1999, two teen boys drive a girl home from a party who is passed-out. They later brag to their friends that they assaulted her. Alice can’t remember what took place that night, so she is never sure of the true story of what happened. She is still affected in the many years that follow ... True Story isn’t an easy read by any means. The characters go through such difficult experiences and are dealing with strong emotions. It will keep you questioning about what the true story really is." ⠀
📷 @bookish_euphoria says, "Be humble, for you are made of Earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars. The blurb and cover of Star Daughter have had me DYING to read it! I mean can we talk about beautiful covers for a moment because this cover has me BLOWN away!" ⠀
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📷 @bookables says, "The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes was a spur of the moment read but I am so glad I read it.
It follows a pop girl group who rose to fame in the late 90s & early 2000s and then broke up. Many years later one of the girls, Cassidy commits suicide. We follow two different timelines; one of Cassidy as she joins the group & then of every other member dealing with the events of Cassidys death.
It definitely showed the darker side of fame and how you lose yourself into it. A lot of people are comparing it to Daisy Jones and the six and I would agree and disagree with that. It’s same in the sense of a band falling out but daisy jones is told in an interview format and Cassidy is told in two diff timelines from multiple perspectives.
I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it."
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📷 @brookeisreading says, "Rosalind Porter is a complicated female lead, caught between her progressive views and a 1950s United States. She’s caught in a love triangle, but, say it with me:
SHE 👏 NEVER 👏 LOSES 👏 HERSELF 👏 IN 👏 HER 👏 RELATIONSHIPS 👏
Rosalind remains herself: a scientist, a progressive woman, an empath. She doesn’t drop these things because she’s found love in the book. She’s driven to make herself a whole person, which I love.
The male leads were complex as well, which I enjoyed. ... The historical background made the book all the more interesting (and infuriating!!! It’s hard for Rosalind to break the glass ceiling).
All in all, the book was an enjoyable read. If you like romances, pick this one up! If you teeter on the edge of “ehh I kinda like romances but I dunno” give it a try, you may be pleasantly surprised like I was."
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📷 @whatsjuliareiding says, "Johnson's "The Space Between Worlds" is a beautifully-crafted science fiction novel that breaks all the rules. The golden rule of time travel has always been avoiding meeting yourself at all costs. Such a time travel paradox can cause all hell to break loose and often does. The Space Between Worlds is not a time travel story. Indeed, all time flows at the same rate. Instead, it posits an interdimensional transfer between dimensions, between worlds, between realities, and going from Earth 0 to Earth 2 leaves open the possibility of meeting one's self. But, there are not just two Earths, but infinite worlds, "worlds upon worlds into infinity," and approximately 382 alternate Earths have been discovered. That's 382 versions of one's self to encounter and cause all kinds of paradoxes.
[Cara] is a desperate one who takes chances no ordinary person would take. And for that reason, she is the most amazing traverser ever. But what happens when she comes across her doppelgänger, her twin, her duplicate lying in the riverbed."
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#📷 @readwithmeggles says, "sat down to start this and ended up finishing it in one sitting - I just couldn’t stop reading once I started!! 👀 While it’s short, it truly packs a punch. This story weaves together moments from both before and after Vivek’s death to paint a picture of his life before he died, and the impact of his life & death on those around him. ✨ It’s difficult to describe without giving too much away, but this one hits you right in the gut. I felt for every character in this story, as they all struggled in very different ways. If you choose to read this one, expect to be drawn in and not stop until the very end! 📖"
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