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The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ware

DUN DUN DUN. THE DEATH OF MRS.WESTAWAY. By Ware. So already, we’ve got some interesting things going on here.

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It Looks Like This, Rafi Mittlefehldt

Wow. Nothing says let’s recover from Call Me By Your Name like reading It Looks Like This. Also that was a joke. This was also beautiful and tragic but even more so.

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Call Me by Your Name, André Aciman

Ok, sometimes I’m hip and on top of the popular reads. This is not one of those times. I’m way late to the game.

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My Absolute Darling, Gabriel Tallent

HAPPY TWO YEARS OF ME BLOGGING MY FEELINGS ABOUT BOOKS!

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Envy, Sandra Brown

All hail the queen of -surprise you don’t know anything- endings.

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Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

Bardo: (in Tibetan Buddhism) a state of existence between death and rebirth, varying in length according to a person’s conduct in life and manner of, or age at, death.

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The Secret History, Donna Tartt

This is book was wack. I think? Let’s start at the top of Tartt’s story.

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The Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler

Ok. So. Where do I even start with this dystopia tale.

It was a post apocalyptic/the future is now book. And it was wild.

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Tender is the Night, Fitzgerald

If you grew up going to public school in America, or love Leo, then Fitzgerald should be familiar. But that was Gatsby, most people don’t know Dick Diver.

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Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

A book about a girl who dies and how her family handles it. Spoiler alert, they don’t handle it well.

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