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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (is this a comeback? probably not)

i guess my new thing is posting every three months and then disappearing. you love to see it. i have been doing the mid-year book freak out tag for AGES and i love doing it, so i figured i should revive the blog to feel something AND to do the tag again, so there's a… Continue reading Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (is this a comeback? probably not)

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Tier Ranking Every Book I Read This Year Just to Feel Something

yes, hi, hello, my last post was in february and it's now the end of may and we will just gloss over that. due to a recent unhinged endeavor, i remembered that i like writing book blog posts, and i thought why not come back and probably dip out for three months again. you love… Continue reading Tier Ranking Every Book I Read This Year Just to Feel Something

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Kidnapping Can Be Something so Personal Actually: Vladimir by Julia May Jones

Goodreads blurb: “When I was a child, I loved old men, and I could tell that they also loved me.”And so we are introduced to our deliciously incisive narrator: a popular English professor whose charismatic husband at the same small liberal arts college is under investigation for his inappropriate relationships with his former students. The… Continue reading Kidnapping Can Be Something so Personal Actually: Vladimir by Julia May Jones

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January Wrap Up: The Month That Lasted a Year

I haven't been doing wrap ups that regularly in the second half of 2021, but I quite enjoy doing them, especially since some books do not really warrant a whole review from me, so it's nice to catalog them in a wrap up at least. So let's talk about what I read in January! 1.… Continue reading January Wrap Up: The Month That Lasted a Year

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The Vibe Continues to Deteriorate: To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara Review

Goodreads blurb: In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a charming music teacher of no means. In a… Continue reading The Vibe Continues to Deteriorate: To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara Review

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the caught the vibe vs could never be me tag (or the in or out book tag)

it's been so long since i've done any post that isn't a review and i really wanted to write something today to distract myself from actual work, SO a book tag seemed appropriate. The In or Out book tag was created by Rick MacDonnell of Booktube fame, and it's basically just discussing a bunch of… Continue reading the caught the vibe vs could never be me tag (or the in or out book tag)

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No Discourse, Just a Review of Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Goodreads blurb: Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon… Continue reading No Discourse, Just a Review of Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

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WITMonth 2021: Magma by Thora Hjörleifsdóttir Review

translated from the Icelandic by Meg Matich Goodreads blurb: Twenty-year-old Lilja is in love. As a young university student, she is quickly smitten with the intelligent, beautiful young man from school who quotes Derrida and reads Latin and cooks balanced vegetarian meals. Before she even realizes, she’s moved in with him, living in his cramped apartment,… Continue reading WITMonth 2021: Magma by Thora Hjörleifsdóttir Review

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Cusk Hive Assemble: Outline by Rachel Cusk Review

Goodreads blurb: A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives.Beginning with the neighbouring passenger on the flight out… Continue reading Cusk Hive Assemble: Outline by Rachel Cusk Review

2021 releases · fiction

Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastašić Review

Goodreads blurb: A moving story about loss, forgetting and female friendship: two women on a road trip across Bosnia head towards a lost brother and a collision with the lies they’ve told themselves about where they’re from. Sara hasn't seen or heard from Lejla in years. She's comfortable with her life in Dublin, with her partner,… Continue reading Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastašić Review

2021 releases · romance

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Review

Goodreads blurb: For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird… Continue reading One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Review

2021 releases · romance

People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry Review

Goodreads blurb: Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of… Continue reading People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry Review