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The Hating Game/99 Percent Mine, Thorne

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a special deal today. A two for one on literary opinions related to Thorne and modern romance, if you will. Because I feel like if I’m going to talk about 99 Percent Mine, I must also address The Hating Game. Party time.

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The Turn of the Key, Ruth Ware

Am I allowed to call myself the queen of mystery? Not only am I a mysterious person (what kind of food do I really want???), but I also read an inordinate amount of mystery novels. Which is why I was willing to give Ware another chance with The Turn of the Key.

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Inland, Tea Obreht

This one goes out to Susan and Margret who were very kind to me during my first ever Barns and Noble Book Club. They did spend 20 minutes talking about their bridge game, but we also had a good discussion about Tea Obreht and latest novel Inland.

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The Unhoneymooners, Christina Lauren

I feel like I’ve had a fairly rough go of it recently. Lots of books that were promising, that I wanted to like, but flopped for one reason or another. Plus, if you’ve read my review of The Proposal then you can guess I was a little hesitant to read The Unhoneymooners. But I’m so glad I gave it a chance!

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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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