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TITLE AUTHORGENDER DATE_STARTED DATE_FINISHEDNUM_PAGESYEAR_PUBLISHEDREASONMEDIUMFROM_WHEREPOCNATIONALITYOTHER_NOTES
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The Way You Make Me FeelMaurene GooF3362018Mentioned in Sonia Chopra's Namaslay newsletterBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSAAlso read for Eater Book Club
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Convenience Store WomanSayaka MurataF11/6/201811/12/20181632018https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/sayaka-murata-eerie-convenience-store-woman-is-a-love-story-between-a-misfit-and-a-storeBookBorrowed from NYPLYesJapan
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The Governess GameTessa DareF11/4/201811/4/20183732018Read the first book in the seriesBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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All You Can Ever KnowNicole ChungF10/31/201811/3/20182402018I follow her/her work on TwitterBookOwnedYesUSAAlso read for The Cosmos Book Club
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The Dark ForestLiu CixinM10/14/201810/30/20185122008Previously read "The Three-Body Problem"BookBorrowed from a friendYesChina
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The IncendiariesR.O. KwonF9/28/20189/29/20182242018https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/30/religious-faith-turns-monstrous-in-r-o-kwons-the-incendiariesBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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What We Were PromisedLucy TanF9/25/20189/28/20183242018https://electricliterature.com/46-books-by-women-of-color-to-read-in-2018-70a0bf5bf4f2BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSASaw her at an AAWW event with Crystal Hana Kim and Vanessa Hua
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Bad Blood: Secret and Lies in a Silicon Valley StartupJohn CarreyrouM9/20/20189/23/20183522018Followed the initial Theranos investigation in WSJBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA, France
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The Fifth SeasonN.K. JemisinF9/15/20189/19/20184682015http://aworkinglibrary.com/reading/fifth-seasonBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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If You Leave MeCrystal Hana KimF9/10/20189/12/20184172018https://electricliterature.com/46-books-by-women-of-color-to-read-in-2018-70a0bf5bf4f2BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The Westing GameEllen RaskinF9/5/20189/15/20181821978E's favorite bookBookOwnedNoUSA
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Be Everything at Once: Tales of a Cartoonist Lady PersonDami LeeF9/5/20189/5/20181602018I follow her/her work on Twitter (and we're coworkers)BookOwnedYesUSA, KoreaAlso read for book club at work
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Codename VillanelleLuke JenningsM8/28/20189/2/20182202018Saw the television show Killing EveBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUK
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To All the Boys I've Loved BeforeJenny HanF8/24/20188/27/20183552014Saw the filmBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape CultureRoxane Gay, et al.F8/15/20188/21/20183682018I've read her past books and follow her/her work on TwitterBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSAFirst heard of it a few years ago when she put out an open call for submissions
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A Thousand Beginnings and EndingsEllen Oh, Elsie Chapman, et al.F, F8/10/20188/14/20183362018The Cosmos Book ClubBookOwnedYes, YesUSA, CanadaAuthors in the anthology are Asian/of Asian descent
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The Kiss QuotientHelen HoangF8/8/20188/9/20183232018https://www.elle.com/culture/books/a35543/19-summer-books-for-every-kind-of-warm-weather-reader/BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Crazy Rich AsiansKevin KwanM8/4/20188/7/20185002013Rereading before the movie comes out (and for a book club)BookOwnedYesSingapore
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Sharp ObjectsGillian FlynnF7/30/20188/3/20182542006Wanted to read before watching the HBO miniseriesBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Number One Chinese RestaurantLillian LiF7/23/20187/29/20183042018https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lillianli/this-is-what-its-like-when-you-grow-up-in-the-restaurantBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The PowerNaomi AldermanF7/11/20187/15/20183412017https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/books/review/10-best-books-2017.htmlBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUK
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The Great GatsbyF. Scott FitzgeraldM7/7/20187/19/20182161925Previously read in high school, wanted to reread itBookOwnedNoUSA
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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: EssaysAlexander CheeM6/29/20187/6/20182882018https://electricliterature.com/ro-kwon-nicole-chung-alice-sola-kim-matthew-salesses-alexander-chee-roundtable-aa81a5248a3cBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for TasteBianca BoskerF6/22/20186/27/183292017Eater Book ClubBookOwnedNoUSA
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The PiscesMelissa BroderF6/18/20186/26/20182702018https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/26/books/the-pisces-melissa-broder.htmlBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Do You Want to Start a ScandalTessa DareF6/13/20186/14/20183762016Previously read "The Duchess Deal"BookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Her Body and Other PartiesCarmen Maria MachadoF6/5/20186/12/20182482017Recommended by many authors I followBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Emergency ContactMary H.K. ChoiF5/25/20185/28/20183942018I follow her/her work on TwitterBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSAhttps://ilymag.com/2018/05/08/mary-h-k-choi-author-of-emergency-contact-interview/
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Conversations with FriendsSally RooneyF5/23/20185/31/20183202017Recommended by a coworkerBookBorrowed from NYPLNoIreland
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So You Want to Talk About RaceIjeoma OluoF5/17/20185/22/20182482018I follow her/her work on TwitterBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Hate to Want YouAlisha RaiF5/14/20185/16/20183712017https://cupofjo.com/2018/01/best-smart-romance-novels/BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The Duchess DealTessa DareF5/5/20185/6/20182712017https://cupofjo.com/2018/01/best-smart-romance-novels/BookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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The Three-Body ProblemLiu CixinM5/3/20185/13/20184162007Recommended by many friends, translated by Ken Liu whose short stories I've previously readBookBorrowed from a friendYesChina
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Call Me By Your NameAndré AcimanM4/24/20185/2/20182482007Saw the filmBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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An American MarriageTayari JonesF4/17/20184/22/20183082018https://www.buzzfeed.com/bimadewunmi/time-for-tayari-jonesBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You AreBrené BrownF4/9/20184/15/20181382010http://www.extraordinaryroutines.com/musings/life-lessons-ashley-c-fordBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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The Wedding DateJasmine GuilloryF3/25/20183/28/20183102018https://www.shondaland.com/inspire/books/a18211962/mallory-ortberg-interview-author-jasmine-guillory/BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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A Hope DividedAlyssa ColeF3/21/20183/24/20183202017Previously read An Extraordinary Union, the first book in The Loyal League seriesBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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This Will Be My Undong: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) AmericaMorgan JerkinsF3/10/20183/13/20182582018https://www.elle.com/culture/books/a14464215/morgan-jerkins-this-will-be-my-undoing-interview/BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Manhattan BeachJennifer EganF3/5/20183/8/20184382017Previously read A Visit From the Goon SquadBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Equality and Threatens DemocracyCathy O'NeilF2/25/20182/28/20182722016Recommended by a coworkerBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSASaw her speak at a Code as Craft event
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An Extraordinary UnionAlyssa ColeF2/23/20182/24/20182632017https://cupofjo.com/2018/01/best-smart-romance-novels/BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSAhttps://www.shondaland.com/inspire/books/a13511524/alyssa-cole-romance-interview/
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Eat Up: Food, Appetite, and Eating What You WantRuby TandohF2/21/20182/23/20182482018Originally saw her on GBBO, follow her on Twitter / love her openness around food, therapy, and disordered eatingBookOwnedYesUKFriend also recommended her zine on mental health, Do What You Want
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Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's AmericaSamhita Mukhopadhyay, Kate HardingF, F2/13/20182/20/20182482017https://twitter.com/adevries18/status/882998851426299904BookBorrowed from NYPLYes, NoUSA, USA
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The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and StoriesMarina KeeganF2/10/20182/12/20182082014Recommended by my sisterBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Stay with MeAyobami AdebayoF2/4/20182/8/20182602017https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/books/review-ayobami-adebayo-stay-with-me.html?_r=0BookBorrowed from NYPLYesNigeria
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The Autobiography of Gucci ManeGucci ManeM1/30/20182/3/20183042017http://roxanegay.tumblr.com/post/169268545802/my-2017-reading-listBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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PachinkoMin Jin LeeF1/22/20181/29/20185122017On every list for top books in 2017, recommended by many friendsBookOwnedYesUSA, KoreaAlso read for my company's Asian ERG book club which I co-lead
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My Friend FearMeera Lee PatelF1/21/20181/21/20181722018https://tinyletter.com/exfilesBookOwnedYesUSASaw her speak about her book at a Barnes & Noble event
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We Were Eight Years In Power: An American TragedyTa-Nehisi CoatesM1/16/20181/20/20183672017Read his previous book, and follow his work onlineBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked ProtestZeynep TufekciF1/8/20181/14/20183262017I follow her/her work on TwitterBookBorrowed from NYPLNoTurkey
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Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic TechSara Wachter-BoettcherF1/4/20181/6/20182402017Read/recommended by several coworkers, interested in the topicBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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