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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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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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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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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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Daisy Jones & The Six, Jenkins Reid

Guess who just finished their Book of The Month Club March book! I’ll give you a hint, it’s me. And let me tell you, as someone who adores both books and music, I was really looking forward to Jenkins Reid’s latest work!

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The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah

What a beautiful title, The Great Alone. As an extravert, the alone thing sounds rough. But this is about wild Alaska in the 70’s. And in this book, Hannah paints a wild, incredible, strange image of the wilderness in nature and man.

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