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I started The Song of Achilles on the bus yesterday and it's SO SO SO good it makes me want to be book-monogamous. Almost.
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My to read pile is RIDICULOUSLY big because I keep buying books rather than reading the ones I have at home. And I keep re-reading books that I love, which is counter intuitive to getting through a to read pile.

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I started The Song of Achilles on the bus yesterday and it's SO SO SO good it makes me want to be book-monogamous. Almost.
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My TBR pile is huuuuuuuuuuge. I kept buying eBooks when they're cheap, so my kindle is full of books I haven't read yet. Plus I have an Extra™ spreadsheet that catalogues all the books I want to read, all the books I own, all the books I've read, and tracks all the books I buy each month.

Currently, though, I'm reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, and Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs. I usually only read one book at a time, but I've been struggling to get into Illuminae, so I picked up a new book. Then I found myself picking up another.

What about YOU, Ern? Tell us about your currently reading and TBR!

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I started The Song of Achilles on the bus yesterday and it's SO SO SO good it makes me want to be book-monogamous. Almost.
Ugh. I adore. I already have a spreadsheet tracking my books, so I definitely don't need to make a catalogue like that, but oh, booooooooy, do I want to!

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Book-monogamous. I love it.

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I'm currently reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean. I'm trying to integrate more non-fiction into my reading diet, but I don't like biography or self help. The Library Book is about the fire at Central Library in LA in the 1980s that destroyed 400,000 books, but the author weaves in the history of the library and her own love of books and libraries. It sort of feels like a love story to books and it reminds me how much I loved going to the library before ereaders.
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I'm currently reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean. I'm trying to integrate more non-fiction into my reading diet, but I don't like biography or self help. The Library Book is about the fire at Central Library in LA in the 1980s that destroyed 400,000 books, but the author weaves in the history of the library and her own love of books and libraries. It sort of feels like a love story to books and it reminds me how much I loved going to the library before ereaders.
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I've been wanting to read it for SO LONG now. Circe, too. I've heard such good things. Now it's been recommended for BotM, I'm tempted to wait to read it.
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Im currently reading 2 books. Well 1 of them is an audiobook. Im reading the 3rd book in the Spellslinger series (Charmcaster by Sebastian De Castell) and im listening to the audiobook for Gemina (2nd book in the Illuminae files)

I feel terrible for saying this but i picked up the first Spellslinger book purely based on how the book looked. The pages are colored at the side, each book a different color and when i saw it my brain was like "i need that" but as i read it i knew i was gonna like the serie...thankfully.

My TBR pile is....so many *eyes her shelf* i think about 30 books that i own. Not even going to count which ones i haven't even bought yet.
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This app looks so handy. I downloaded it as well thanks

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I've been struggling to get into Illuminae, so I picked up a new book. Then I found myself picking up another.
I struggled to get in to Illuminae as well because the reading format is so different than a normal book. I kept reading the names at the beginning of chat records and i was like "aaaargh" each time. So someone recommended listening to the audiobook. Its a full cast audiobook with special effects which, for me, made it sound like a movie and i got sucked in to the storyline. So maybe its something you'd like as well?

Oh man now i remember being in the train listening to the audiobook and something happened in the book that gave me goosebumps and apparently i had this look of shock on my face cause the person in front of me asked if i was okay that was embarrassing.

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I own the book~ i haven't read it yet though but its in my TBR.
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'For Beginnings':
  • Good as gold: Read a book that won a Goodreads Choice Award
  • The book is better: Read a book being adapted for TV or film this year
  • Short & sweet: Read a book with less than 100 pages (or a book you can finish in one sitting)
  • On the bandwagon: Read one of the "most read" book right now on Goodreads
  • Actually want to read: Read a book that's been on your Want to Read shelf for more than a year
  • Not from around here: Read a book set in a different culture from your own
  • In the friend zone: Read a book that a friend has recommended
  • It takes two: Read a co-authored book
  • Wheel of format: Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read in (a graphic novel, poetry, a play, an audiobook, etc.)
  • New voices: Read a debut novel
  • Past love: Reread a book you loved when you were younger
  • Armchair traveller: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit
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  • Stay awhile: Read a book with more than 500 pages
  • Stranger than fiction: Read a non-fiction book published this year
  • Tongue-tied: Read a translated book
  • No place like home: Read a book that appears in your Goodreads newsfeed
  • Continental drift: Read a book set on every continent
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I feel terrible for saying this but i picked up the first Spellslinger book purely based on how the book looked. The pages are colored at the side, each book a different color and when i saw it my brain was like "i need that"
I'm definitely guilty of this, too! I'm always initially drawn to books with pretty covers and then I read the synopsis. I'm trying to get out of this habit.

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I struggled to get in to Illuminae as well because the reading format is so different than a normal book. I kept reading the names at the beginning of chat records and i was like "aaaargh" each time. So someone recommended listening to the audiobook. Its a full cast audiobook with special effects which, for me, made it sound like a movie and i got sucked in to the storyline. So maybe its something you'd like as well?

Oh man now i remember being in the train listening to the audiobook and something happened in the book that gave me goosebumps and apparently i had this look of shock on my face cause the person in front of me asked if i was okay that was embarrassing.
I've never actually listened to an audio book before, but maybe I'll make an exception for this. Or, alternatively, I'll restart the book. It's possible one of the reasons I couldn't get into it is because I've been reading it very sporadically and therefore have been forgetting details, which is reallllllly confusing.
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I'm reading The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker, I'm not even half way through and it's beautiful. It's about a Golem that was brought to life by a disgraced Rabbi in 1899, on their way from Poland to America. He dies during the voyage, and she arrives knowing nothing on arriving to New York. Another Rabbi finds her, realises what she is, and brings her home to protect her. And the Djinni was trapped in a copper flask by a Wizard a few centuries ago in the Syrian Desert, he finds himself being released from it in New York by a tinsmith. The two go about discovering how they might fit into the world, and eventually meet. AND I'M READING IT BECAUSE the library had a copy a few weeks after I reserved it and it was a recommendation of a friend of a friend.

My physical TBR pile is about 6 books long at the moment. I do a thing where I put LOTS Of books on hold at the library and they all come at the same time lol. My Goodreads TBR shelf is about 450. And growing!

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My to-read pile is so big that the other day I dedicated a whole afternoon to setting up a catalogue so I can keep track. Also it's not at all complete but just looking at it makes me all excited!

I started The Song of Achilles on the bus yesterday and it's SO SO SO good it makes me want to be book-monogamous. Almost.
Ooo that's a cool app! I like to just use the Goodreads 'want to read' shelf, but it gets so big and I don't organise it very well

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My TBR pile is huuuuuuuuuuge. I kept buying eBooks when they're cheap, so my kindle is full of books I haven't read yet. Plus I have an Extra™ spreadsheet that catalogues all the books I want to read, all the books I own, all the books I've read, and tracks all the books I buy each month.
That certainly is extra that's a great way of doing it. I had previously made a shelf on Goodreads for the books, and ebooks I owned that I hadn't read, so I knew what I actually HAD. I did the same with Kindle books, so I forget which ones I have

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I'm currently reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean. I'm trying to integrate more non-fiction into my reading diet, but I don't like biography or self help. The Library Book is about the fire at Central Library in LA in the 1980s that destroyed 400,000 books, but the author weaves in the history of the library and her own love of books and libraries. It sort of feels like a love story to books and it reminds me how much I loved going to the library before ereaders.
That sounds like a good read.

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YUS I did! I remember it being a fun read

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I feel terrible for saying this but i picked up the first Spellslinger book purely based on how the book looked. The pages are colored at the side, each book a different color and when i saw it my brain was like "i need that" but as i read it i knew i was gonna like the serie...thankfully.
Oh, I absolutely judge a book by its cover. I don't only judge it by that, but if it's a magnificent cover I'm more likely to be drawn to it. I'll read the blurb and go from there, but I love me a pretty cover.

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I got an email today about the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge and I'm curious to know if any of you will taking paaaaart. Here is the link to the pdf with the details.
I LOVE THOSE THINGS Perhaps I will do this although for me it will be WINTER Reading Challenge
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I know. I am so depressed that this is not realistic that I do my best to not think about the future. My biggest regret on my death bed will be all the words left unread.
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Me me me! I have!

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I'm reading The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker, I'm not even half way through and it's beautiful. It's about a Golem that was brought to life by a disgraced Rabbi in 1899, on their way from Poland to America. He dies during the voyage, and she arrives knowing nothing on arriving to New York. Another Rabbi finds her, realises what she is, and brings her home to protect her. And the Djinni was trapped in a copper flask by a Wizard a few centuries ago in the Syrian Desert, he finds himself being released from it in New York by a tinsmith. The two go about discovering how they might fit into the world, and eventually meet. AND I'M READING IT BECAUSE the library had a copy a few weeks after I reserved it and it was a recommendation of a friend of a friend.
I've read this one. I sometimes wish I kept better track of how I stumble across books and add them to my TBR list because it's so mishmashed and eclectic. Like I don't know where this one came from but it was SO interesting and well researched.

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I'm super tempted by that book list. I'm trying to read the alphabet right now, but one device is as good as another. Are YOU going to do it?

Just finished The Library Book, and I'm moving on to Crooked Kingdom. Has anyone read Six of Crows?
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I'm not if not extra I originally just had my Goodreads TBR but it's so difficult to navigate and organise, so now every time I add a book to my Want to Read shelf, I add it to the spreadsheet, too.

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You should! *encourages* Haha, I always forget that seasons vary across the world. It throws me through a loop.

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I'm super tempted by that book list. I'm trying to read the alphabet right now, but one device is as good as another. Are YOU going to do it?

Just finished The Library Book, and I'm moving on to Crooked Kingdom. Has anyone read Six of Crows?
Ah, that's so cool! I'm going to tryyyyyyy. I actually complied some possibilities for the prompts, chosen because they're already on my ridiculously long TBR and want-to-read lists.

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For Beginners

Good as gold: Read a book that won a Goodreads Choice Award.
  • Still Me by Jojo Meyers (Fiction)
  • Circe by Madeline Miller (Fantasy)
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helena Hoang (Romance)
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (Science Fiction)
  • Educated by Tara Westover (Memoir & Autobiography)
  • the witch doesn’t burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace (Poetry)

The book is better: Read a book being adapted for TV or film this year.
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Short & sweet: Read a book with less than 100 pages (or a book you can finish in one sitting).
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (<100 pages)
  • Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot (<200 pages)

On the bandwagon: Read one of the most read books right now on Goodreads.
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

Actually want to read: Read a book that's been on your Want to Read shelf for more than a year.
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • Red Hope by John Dreese
  • Dark Moon by Deborah Hawkins
  • Bygone _ Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzie Lee

Not from around here: Read a book set in a different culture from your own.
*Choose from options from the other categories


In the friend zone: Read a book that a friend has recommended.
  • The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

It takes two: Read a co-authored book.
  • Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Wheel of format: Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read in (*a graphic novel, poetry, a play, an audiobook, etc.).


New voices: Read a debut novel.


Past love: Reread a book you loved when you were younger.
  • Fairy Treasure by Gwyneth Rees
  • Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy
  • Ginger Snaps by Cathy
  • Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy

Armchair traveller: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit.
{India or Italy}
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Italy)
  • Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman (Italy)
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (India)

I haven't read Six of Crows yet, but that's also on my want-to-read list!

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THIS IS SO NICE.

I need to organise myself like this.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app tbh, it's truly magical. It's become a sort of digital bullet journal for me - I use it for my shopping list and reading list and travel list. You can type it in markdown too, which is pretty awesome.

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I want to read everything, so my "to read pile" just consists of every book ever written.
I aspire to this level omg, bless you!

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Ugh. I adore. I already have a spreadsheet tracking my books, so I definitely don't need to make a catalogue like that, but oh, booooooooy, do I want to!
Do it.

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Book-monogamous. I love it.
Thank you, it's a real struggle for me, y'know? Also also also Ernieeeee, if I post in the "If You Like This, then..." thread will you gimme book recs for the summer reading challenge? i always LOVE the ones you recommend me

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This app looks so handy. I downloaded it as well thanks
You're welcome! It's such a good app tbh, you can sync between all your devices link pages and have pages within pages, it's SO MAGICAL.

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I got an email today about the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge and I'm curious to know if any of you will taking paaaaart. Here is the link to the pdf with the details.

For those that are curious, I'll leave the challenges below.

SPOILER!!: challenge prompts
'For Beginnings':
  • Good as gold: Read a book that won a Goodreads Choice Award
  • The book is better: Read a book being adapted for TV or film this year
  • Short & sweet: Read a book with less than 100 pages (or a book you can finish in one sitting)
  • On the bandwagon: Read one of the "most read" book right now on Goodreads
  • Actually want to read: Read a book that's been on your Want to Read shelf for more than a year
  • Not from around here: Read a book set in a different culture from your own
  • In the friend zone: Read a book that a friend has recommended
  • It takes two: Read a co-authored book
  • Wheel of format: Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read in (a graphic novel, poetry, a play, an audiobook, etc.)
  • New voices: Read a debut novel
  • Past love: Reread a book you loved when you were younger
  • Armchair traveller: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit
'Expert-Level Additions':
  • Stay awhile: Read a book with more than 500 pages
  • Stranger than fiction: Read a non-fiction book published this year
  • Tongue-tied: Read a translated book
  • No place like home: Read a book that appears in your Goodreads newsfeed
  • Continental drift: Read a book set on every continent
  • Genre explorer: Read a book from a genre you've never read before
  • Reading roulette: Read the third book you see on your Want to Read shelf
  • Primary reading: Read a book with a number or colour in the title
  • Back to school: Read a book about a subject you don't know much about
I'M ON IT I'M READING. Lookie I made a list.

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I'm definitely guilty of this, too! I'm always initially drawn to books with pretty covers and then I read the synopsis. I'm trying to get out of this habit.
If it makes you feel any better, it's some people's literal job to make you fall in love with book covers and judge the book by them.

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I'm reading The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker, I'm not even half way through and it's beautiful. It's about a Golem that was brought to life by a disgraced Rabbi in 1899, on their way from Poland to America. He dies during the voyage, and she arrives knowing nothing on arriving to New York. Another Rabbi finds her, realises what she is, and brings her home to protect her. And the Djinni was trapped in a copper flask by a Wizard a few centuries ago in the Syrian Desert, he finds himself being released from it in New York by a tinsmith. The two go about discovering how they might fit into the world, and eventually meet. AND I'M READING IT BECAUSE the library had a copy a few weeks after I reserved it and it was a recommendation of a friend of a friend.

My physical TBR pile is about 6 books long at the moment. I do a thing where I put LOTS Of books on hold at the library and they all come at the same time lol. My Goodreads TBR shelf is about 450. And growing!



Ooo that's a cool app! I like to just use the Goodreads 'want to read' shelf, but it gets so big and I don't organise it very well



That certainly is extra that's a great way of doing it. I had previously made a shelf on Goodreads for the books, and ebooks I owned that I hadn't read, so I knew what I actually HAD. I did the same with Kindle books, so I forget which ones I have



That sounds like a good read.



YUS I did! I remember it being a fun read



Oh, I absolutely judge a book by its cover. I don't only judge it by that, but if it's a magnificent cover I'm more likely to be drawn to it. I'll read the blurb and go from there, but I love me a pretty cover.



I LOVE THOSE THINGS Perhaps I will do this although for me it will be WINTER Reading Challenge
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I've read this one. I sometimes wish I kept better track of how I stumble across books and add them to my TBR list because it's so mishmashed and eclectic. Like I don't know where this one came from but it was SO interesting and well researched.



I'm super tempted by that book list. I'm trying to read the alphabet right now, but one device is as good as another. Are YOU going to do it?

Just finished The Library Book, and I'm moving on to Crooked Kingdom. Has anyone read Six of Crows?
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I started The Song of Achilles on the bus yesterday and it's SO SO SO good it makes me want to be book-monogamous. Almost.
I would be "book-monogamous" if I was reading a book with an online group, but I probably would not be able to keep pace.
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I've always tried to be book-monogamous, but then I finally caved when I got my Kindle and now I'm regularly "currently-reading" at least two books at once. One on my Kindle (Dangerous Creatures currently), and then working through the Southern Vampire series IRL (All Together Dead currently).

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I've always been book-monogamous, until this year... Driving for, work means I've started listening to audiobooks, so I'm usually reading one book and then listening to another when I'm on a long journey. Mainly non-fiction for audiobooks, at the moment. And when I was on holiday I finished the books I took, so I started re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia series on my phone So, from book-monogamous to not so much.

I've also just added all of the books in the recommendations thread to my reading list, so that's forever increasing.
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You should definitely, definitely do it!

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I'M ON IT I'M READING. Lookie I made a list.
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My list looks like this now: (Although I might switch out Becoming and Crazy Rich Asians - I'm not sure yet)
  • GOOD AS GOLD | Circe by Madeline Miller
  • THE BOOK IS BETTER | Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • SHORT & SWEET | The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • ON THE BANDWAGON | Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • ACTUALLY WANT TO READ | The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • NOT FROM AROUND HERE | Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • IN THE FRIEND ZONE | The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  • IT TAKES TWO | Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • WHEEL OF FORMAT | Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
  • NEW VOICES | The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  • PAST LOVE | Ginger Snaps by Cathy Cassidy
  • ARMCHAIR TRAVELLER | Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
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That does make me feel better. Thank you!

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Oh, and I'm trying to resist starting ACOFAS since I bought it last weekend.
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I've always been book-monogamous, until this year... Driving for, work means I've started listening to audiobooks, so I'm usually reading one book and then listening to another when I'm on a long journey. Mainly non-fiction for audiobooks, at the moment. And when I was on holiday I finished the books I took, so I started re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia series on my phone So, from book-monogamous to not so much.
I'm book-monogamous most of the time, except right now as it happens. That's probably because I've been struggling to get through Illuminae and I picked up Tales of the Peculiar for no particular reason. I'm primarily reading Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, though.

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I've also just added all of the books in the recommendations thread to my reading list, so that's forever increasing.
Oooooh, you should let me know what you think of those books once you've read them!
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I've always been book-monogamous as well but that changed so suddenly i don't even remember how that happened but i do read different kind of genres when im reading multiple books at the same time or else i'll get confused and mix up the plots. Currently im reading a science fiction, fantasy, and a re-read Deathly Hallows plan on reading the series again but backwards from last chapter 7th book to 1st chapter 1st book....don't ask

Also imma check and see if i can find some books to do the summer reading challenge as well. I've never done this kind of challenge though
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I've always been book-monogamous as well but that changed so suddenly i don't even remember how that happened but i do read different kind of genres when im reading multiple books at the same time or else i'll get confused and mix up the plots. Currently im reading a science fiction, fantasy, and a re-read Deathly Hallows plan on reading the series again but backwards from last chapter 7th book to 1st chapter 1st book....don't ask

Also imma check and see if i can find some books to do the summer reading challenge as well. I've never done this kind of challenge though
I always switch up genres with each book I read, unless I'm really feeling a particular genre.

I'm curious to know why you're doing that. It sounds like a potentially very interesting way of reading the series!

Ooooh, you totally should! *encourages* It's my first time doing a challenge like this, too! We can attempt it togetheeeeeer.
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I'm curious to know why you're doing that. It sounds like a potentially very interesting way of reading the series!

Ooooh, you totally should! *encourages* It's my first time doing a challenge like this, too! We can attempt it togetheeeeeer.
Well i was rearranging my bookshelves and when i was done i realised i accidentally placed the 7th book before the 1st book must have been tired or something lol and then my brain was like

I wish i had a cooler reason though

Aaaand i made a challenge list

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Good as gold: Read a book that won a Goodreads Choice Award
The ocean at the end of the lane - Neil Gaiman

The book is better: Read a book being adapted for tv or film this year
The nightingale - Kristin Hannah

Short & sweet: Read a book with less than 100 pages
The little prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

On the bandwagon: Read one of the "most read" books right now on Goodreads
A court of thorns and roses - Sarah J. Maas

Actually want to read: Read a book that's been on your TBR shelf for more than a year
Burning - Danielle Rollins

Not from around here: Read a book set in a different culture from your own
A long walk to water - Linda Sue Park

In the friendzone: read a book that a friend has recommended
Nevernight - Jay Kristoff

It takes two: Read a coauthored book
House - Frank E. Peretti & Ted Dekker

Wheel of format: Read a book in a format that you don't normally read in
For everyone - Jason Reynolds (poetry)

New voices: Read a debut novel
One of us is lying - Karen M. McManus

Past love: Reread a book you loved when you were younger
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