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Book reviews and thoughts on literature

Little Fires Everywhere, Ng

Ok. So. Here’s the thing. I really don’t know how I feel about Little Fires Everywhere. Like seriously, I’ve been thinking about the ending and thinking about the characters and I really don’t know. But I think I like it? Hopefully we find out by the end of this post. Let me explain.

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Outfox, Sandra Brown

YOU GUYS. I MET SANDRA BROWN. SHE IS SO NICE AND AMAZING. I’m never going to recover from this. And Outfox was so good. Ugh. I’m deed.

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Wilder Girls, Rory Power

Alright. Here’s the thing. I love it when people praise a book. When they talk about it’s ground breaking and unique. I love books and want them to be good. But I’m going to have to start ignoring hype. Because Rory Power was supposed to rock my world with Wilder Girls but I was so underwhelmed.

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Ask Again, Yes, Keane

A snapshot of modern American life. In Ask Again, Yes Mary Beth Keane spins a stunning story about a normal middle class family and how one person’s decision can change the lives of everyone around them. It was real and beautiful and heart breaking. I hated the ending but otherwise, 10/10.

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The Goldfinch, Tartt

Many moons ago I read Secret History by Tartt. And I said maybe someday I’ll read another one of her’s. Well here we are, finished with Goldfinch and left with complex feelings. Let’s untangle.

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The End of the Affair, Graham Greene

So, here’s the thing. I had never heard of this book and only roughly remembered anything about Graham Greene. I got this on Audible because Colin Firth reads it. And I love Colin Firth. But I did not love Greene or Bendrix or The End of the Affair.

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Vuong

Happy three year anniversary to me and this blog! On this day in 2016, my life was in such a season of change and uncertainty, books were often my only constant. They helped me escape when I needed it, build connections, they taught me things, and brought great joy. I love books for many reasons (duh) but particularly thinking about them as I write this, on this day, I’m thankful. Everyone should read, at least some. And speaking of reading, let’s get to Vuong and On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.

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Sometime After Midnight, Philips

Happy last day of Pride month! I went to LA Pride with my best friend a few weeks ago and it was incredible to see people rally together and express themselves and build an open and welcome community. I was so happy I got to go and support!

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Milkman, Anna Burns

Alright y’all. Let’s talk about Anna Burns and Milkman. Let’s also talk about the arbitrary nature of art. I know this will come as a shock to all of you, but I have lots of feelings about both.

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Tokyo Ueno Station, Yu Miri

I’m back! In case any of you were wondering, no, I’m not a technology wizard. My site has some technical issues so I had to call for back up. And then something about errors and bugs. But we’re officially good to go and I have A LOT to catch you up on! The internet may fail us but books never do.

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