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Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

Over the weekend, we spent some time sitting at the beach reading. I always love an opportunity to sit outdoors and read, and when we go somewhere like Willows Beach, despite there being massive amounts of people there, it’s always less distracting than I expect it to be. Over the weekend, we spent some time sitting at the beach reading. I always love an opportunity to sit outdoors and read, and when we go somewhere like Willows Beach, despite there being massive amounts of people  ...

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Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton

Social Creature, by Tara Isabella Burton, earned four stars from me. (Spoilers below) I usually rate books based on how much I enjoyed them, with some consideration given to writing quality, and so on. Let’s be serious; I probably wouldn’t give a Danielle Steel novel four or five stars. Most of hers would fall into a three for me, because they keep my interest and I always enjoy them, but stars come off for what I find seems to be a complete lack of editing that goes into her  ...

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Stay With Me

by Ayobami Adebayo Yejide is a woman who cannot get pregnant, so her husband, Akin, takes a second wife to bear his children. And then absolutely nothing happens the way you expect it to. Adebayo’s writing is elegant and mature, but not stilted or formal. She flows back and forth between Yejide and Akin’s points of view effortlessly, and you can’t help but want the best for these realistic, messy, sometimes not-so-great people. One of the things that really stuck with me  ...

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The Immortalists

by Chloe Benjamin This book was fantastic. It started off rather slowly, in my opinion, and it took me a while to really get into it, but as soon as I got past the prologue, I was hooked. So many questions arise as you’re reading. Well, actually, there were two that really kept nagging at me. First, are all the siblings going to die on their supposed death day? I loved that the book was structured into four parts, one for each sibling, so that you had to wait until the very end of  ...

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