Quick takes- May 2017

No One Can Pronounce My Name. 4 stars. Maybe a little long and forgettable, but great characters and solid writing. Poignantly captures how it feels to be an outsider, in many different ways.

Saints for All Occasions. 5 stars. Big east coast Irish family saga, dealing with loss and long-buried secrets? Yes please.

I Found You. 3 stars. Solid but not Lisa Jewell's best. Awesome main character, melodramatic plot.

The Leavers. 4 stars. I liked this a lot. Asks questions about what...

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The week in review

The Book of Summer came out this week! It was otherwise uneventful.

I finished A Separation, which turned out to be a real slog. There is lots happening in this book, and it's fairly short, so its issues are 100% the writing style. A very very tedious writing style.

The Big Love turned out to be something of a palate cleanser. As I've mentioned, I am newly infatuated with Sarah Dunn, so I want to get caught up on her work. This is pretty light and somewhat forgettable, but very funny....

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