Quick takes- July 2017

Made for Love. 5 stars. Super twisted and weird. Strangely touching at the same time. I think I'll probably read everything she writes from now on.

Swimming Lessons. 2 stars. Ugh, where do I start? So tedious and badly done. I feel like I love epistolary novels, except that so many of them are bad.

Eat Only When You're Hungry. 5 stars. I loved the writing, and loved how it let things be complicated. I don't know who I liked or who I was rooting for. This is a little gem.

The Seven...

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The week in review

Super fun busy week again. I somehow managed to get a lot of reading in even though I feel like I was busy busy busy every day.

Our Little Racket was okay, but it should have been so much better. I love WASPy New England family dramas, and I'm always interested in fiction related to the 2008 crash, so I was prepared to love this. The characters are great, and so is the writing, but the story is sort of drawn out and limited on plot. It felt more like a situation than a story and it had no...

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The week in review

Super fun busy week, with sleepovers, playdates, and did I mention Ragnar yet? Summer, never leave me.

Ill Will was a weird choice for a summer read, but I kind of loved it. This is one of those books where I could see a legitimate case for a one, a two, a three, a four, or a five star rating. It was dark and disturbing and trippy and left some things up in the air, and had a weird device that I liked but was also slightly annoying. I don't know how strongly I can recommend this one...

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Reading on borrowed time

Just the other day, I mentioned that I had no books out from the library. Even though I have a zillion unread books at home, it still was very unsettling, and may never happen again. Luckily, I made it down to my favorite place on earth yesterday, and there were ten holds right there waiting for me. Which ones will exceed expectations? Which will disappoint? Which one will sadly be returned unread?

Hunger- Um, yeah, there is no way that Roxane Gay's memoir about her...

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