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"Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.'" Kurt Vonnegut

  • A book published posthumously, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara
  • True crime, People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry
  • A classic of genre fiction (western, sci fi, romance, mystery), Time Was, Ian McDonald
  • A comic written and illustrated by the same person, The Strange, Jerome Ruillier
  • A book set in or about one of the 5 BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • A book about nature, Pure Land, Annette McGivney
  • A western
  • A comic written or illustrated by a POC, the best we could do, thi bui
  • A book of colonial or postcolonial lit, the best we could do, thi bui
  • A romance novel by or about a POC
  • A children's classic written before 1980
  • A celebrity memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Carrie Brownstein
  • An Oprah Book Club selection, Love Warrior Glennon Doyle
  • A book of social science, political tribes, amy chua
  • A one-sitting book, political tribes, amy chua
  • The first book in a new-to-you YA or Middle School series, The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
  • A sci fi novel with a female protagonist and a female author, the age of miracles, karen thompson walker
  • A comic that isn't published by Marvel, DC or Image, My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Emil Ferris
  • A book of genre fiction in translation, the emissary, Yoko Tawada
  • A book with a cover you hate, essays on love, alain de botton
  • A mystery by a POC or LGBTQ+ author
  • An essay anthology, Best American Essays, 2017
  • A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60, the 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • An assigned book you hated or never finished
dec 26 2017 ∞
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