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TITLE AUTHORGENDER DATE_STARTED DATE_FINISHEDNUM_PAGESYEAR_PUBLISHEDREASONMEDIUMFROM_WHEREPOCNATIONALITYOTHER_NOTES
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We Are Never Meeting In Real LifeSamantha IrbyF11/23/20172882017https://thewalrus.ca/the-personal-essay-isnt-dead-its-just-no-longer-white/BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The Sun and Her FlowersRupi KaurF11/19/201711/20/20172562017Previously read "Milk and Honey"BookBorrowed from NYPLYesCanada
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The Hate U GiveAngie ThomasF11/18/201711/19/20174442017Recommended by a friend, saw the book discussed on TwitterBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Turtles All the Way DownJohn GreenM11/13/201711/15/20172862017Previously read/liked most of John Green's novels growing upBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Little Fires EverywhereCeleste NgF11/7/201711/11/20173522017Previously read and liked her first novel, and I follow her on TwitterBookOwnedYesUSAAlso read for my company's Asian ERG book club which I co-lead
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SourdoughRobin SloanM11/3/201711/5/20172622017Previously read and liked "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore"BookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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ChemistryWeike WangF10/31/201711/2/20172242017Recommended by one of our podcast guestsBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesAudre LordeF10/29/201710/30/20171901984Required readingBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting ChangeEllen PaoF10/23/201710/27/20172742017I follow her on Twitter (and her work with Project Include), followed her lawsuit against KPCBBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The IdiotElif BatumanF10/12/201710/22/20174232017http://therumpus.net/2017/07/the-rumpus-interview-with-elif-batuman-2/BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The Death and Life of Great American CitiesJane JacobsF10/11/201710/17/20174801961Recommended by a professor (or colleague?) in collegeBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Life in Code: A Personal History of TechnologyEllen UllmanF9/27/20179/30/20173202017https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/29/16215836/ellen-ullman-life-in-code-interview-technology-aiBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Goodbye, VitaminRachel KhongF9/25/20179/26/20171962017http://aaww.org/july-august-2017-bookmarks/BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly WomanAnne Helen PetersenF9/25/20179/25/20172662017I've previously read her work on BuzzFeedBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSAAlso read for Girls' Night In book club
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The Paper MenagerieKen LiuM9/13/20174502016http://tinyletter.com/aznbooks2017/letters/issue-7-june-2017-self-help-and-a-small-rantBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The NamesakeJhumpa LahiriF9/11/20129/22/20172912003Saw it on many recommended reading lists, talked about Jhumpa Lahiri with one of our podcast guestsBookGift from friendYesUK
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We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and ResegregationJeff ChangM9/6/20179/10/20171922016Read and recommended by my sisterBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A BookJomny SunM9/1/20179/1/20172562017https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/magazine/a-whimsical-wordsmith-charts-a-course-beyond-twitter.html?mcubz=1&_r=0BookBorrowed from NYPLYesCanadaI follow @jonnysun on Twitter
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Sour HeartJenny ZhangF8/23/20179/4/20173202017Big fan of her writing (i.e. BuzzFeed and Rookie) and her interviews/profilesBookOwned (birthday gift from sister)YesUSA
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The Crown Ain't Worth MuchHanif Willis-AbdurraqibM8/17/20178/22/20171022016https://www.thecut.com/swellness/2016/08/bloop-guide-to-wellness.htmlBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityMatthew DesmondM8/17/20178/22/20174182016Recommended and highly rated by many people I know/people I follow on TwitterBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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The LeaversLisa KoF8/6/20178/16/20173172017Saw in a channel in my work SlackBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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StartupDoree ShafrirF8/1/20178/2/20173042017Mentioned in newsletters (Namaslay, Girls' Night In)BookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat GirlMona AwadF7/31/20177/31/20172122016Rated by Roxane Gay on GoodreadsBookBorrowed from NYPLYesCanada
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Too Much and Not the MoodDurga Chew-BoseF7/21/20177/27/20172212017First guest on the debut episode of Another RoundBookBorrowed from NYPLYesCanada
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See You in the CosmosJack ChengM7/19/20177/24/20173202017Previously read "These Days" and I subscribe to his newsletterBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The Lifecycle of Software ObjectsTed ChiangM7/14/20177/16/20171502010http://www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/ted-chiangs-soulful-science-fictionBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will MatterScaachi KoulF7/10/20177/12/20172562017Read her essays on BuzzFeedBookBorrowed from NYPLYesCanada
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Exit WestMohsin HamidM7/9/177/11/20172312017Recommended by a podcast guestBookBorrowed from NYPLYesPakistan, UK
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They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice MovementWesley LoweryM7/1/20177/6/20172562016Followed his reporting/coverage of Ferguson and other police shootingsBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming ProductsNir EyalM6/26/20176/27/20172562013Interested in product designBookBorrowed from NYPLNoIsrael, USA
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The House on Mango StreetSandra CisnerosF6/21/20176/23/20171101984Saw it on many recommended reading lists growing up, recently discussed it with EBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) BodyRoxane GayF6/13/20176/18/20173202017Big fan, previously read "Bad Feminist" and "Difficult Women" in addition to her articles + TwitterBookOwned (birthday gift from sister)YesUSASaw her speak the night before the book release, and got a signed copy!
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The Fire Next TimeJames BaldwinM6/11/20176/12/20171061963Previously read "Between the World and Me" which was inspired by Baldwin's workBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Forgotten CountryCatherine ChungF6/6/20176/9/20172962012Recommended by Roxane Gay in a Tumblr Q&ABookBorrowed from NYPLYesKorea, USA
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Private CitizensTony TulathimutteM5/24/20176/1/20173722016http://www.vulture.com/2016/02/first-great-millennial-novel.htmlBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Lincoln in the BardoGeorge SaundersM5/20/20175/23/20173432017Previously read his essay "The Braindead Megaphone"BookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Hope in the DarkRebecca SolnitF5/15/20175/19/20171842004https://twitter.com/jiatolentino/status/819254644346126336BookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politicsbell hooksF5/1/20175/10/20171382000Feminism!BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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The Chairs Are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the CityMisha Glouberman, Sheila HetiM, F4/23/20174/28/20171922011http://aworkinglibrary.com/writing/making-decisions/BookBorrowed from NYPLNoCanada
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The Book of SaltMonique TruongF4/19/20174/26/20172722003Recommended by a friendBookBorrowed from NYPLYesVietnam, USA
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Stories of Your Life and OthersTed ChiangM4/14/20174/17/20172812002Saw Arrival, and read the short story it was based on "Story of Your Life"BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSAArrival was very good
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Demystifying Public SpeakingLara HoganF4/4/20174/6/2017832016Fan of the A Book Apart series, heard Lara Hogan give a talk on this at a Write/Speak/Code meetupBookOwnedNoUSAWon a copy by participating in an Ela Conf Slack AMA with Lara Hogan
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Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, And How It Doesn'tRobert G. KaiserM4/4/20175/19/20174172013https://twitter.com/onyxfish/status/830833986251407362BookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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The RefugeesViet Thanh NguyenM3/27/20173/29/20172242017http://www.motherjones.com/media/2016/11/viet-thanh-nguyen-refugees-sympathizer-pulitzer-prize-vietnam-warBookBorrowed from NYPLYesVietnam, USA
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The Underground RailroadColson WhiteheadM3/22/20173/23/20173062016Saw a 4 star Goodreads review from Roxane Gay, also Celeste Ng tweeted about itBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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Swing TimeZadie SmithF3/12/20173/18/20174532016Love her writing, including her other books "White Teeth" and "On Beauty"BookBorrowed from NYPLYesUK
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Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don't CareBryan Lee O'Mally, Leslie HungM, F3/11/20173/11/20171442017http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/2/8887923/scott-pilgrim-snotgirl-brian-lee-omalley-hungBookBorrowed from a friendYesCanada
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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen SuggestionsChimamanda Ngozi AdichieF3/7/20173/7/2017802017Previously read "Half of a Yellow Sun" and "Americanah," am a fan of her wrtingBookOwnedYesNigeriaSaw her speak at a Strand Bookstore event/book signing
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The SympathizerViet Thanh NguyenM2/28/20173/7/20173852015Won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for FictionBookBorrowed from NYPLYesVietnam, USA
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Men Explain Things to MeRebecca SolnitF2/25/20172/27/20271302014Read some of her articles, often recommended in independent bookstoresBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist WorkplaceJessica BennettF2/23/20172/25/20173362016Mentioned in Episode 58 of Call Your GirlfriendBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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The Wangs vs. the WorldJade ChangF2/16/20172/19/20173552016https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/fall-books-2016?utm_term=.eh7dqJ6VO#.udVLYGN1rBookBorrowed from NYPLYesUSA
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A Visit from the Goon SquadJennifer EganF2/10/20172/11/20173412010Wanted to reread itBookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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Future SexEmily WittF2/4/20172/6/20172142016http://jezebel.com/the-best-things-we-read-in-2016-that-you-still-can-too-1790010821BookBorrowed from NYPLNoUSA
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