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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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Gracefully Grayson, Ami Polonsky

Polonsky’s Gracefully Grayson is an equally heart wrenching and heart warming story about gender. What would you do if you felt like you were born in the wrong body?

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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


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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 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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