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Animals
Animals | Emma Jane Unsworth
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It is the moment every twenty-something must confront: the time to grow up. Adulthood looms, with all it's numbing tranquility and stifling complacency. The end of prolonged adolescence is near. Laura and Tyler are two women whose twenties have been a blur of overstayed parties, a fondness for drugs that has shifted from cautious experimentation to catholic indulgence, and hangovers that don't relent until Monday morning. They've been best friends, partners in excess, for the last ten years. But things are changing: Laura is engaged to Jim, a classical pianist who has long since given up the carousing lifestyle. He disapproves of Tyler's reckless ways and of what he percieves to be her bad influence on Laura. Jim pulls Laura toward adulthood and responsibility, toward what society says she should be, but Tyler isn't ready to let her go. But what does Laura want for herself? And how can she choose between Tyler and Jim, between one life she loves and another she's "supposed" to love? Raw, uproarious, and deeply affecting, Animals speaks to an entire generation caught between late-adolescence and adulthood wondering what exactly they'll have to give up in order to grow up.
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Moray_Reads
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courtney
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Struggled between a pick & so-so. This book is an alcohol soaked and drug fueled adventure with engaged Laura and party girl Tyler. The moments between the two friends were strong and addicting to read (my liver hurt just reading it). A large part of this story centers around Laura and her square fiancé Jim, though, and their relationship is never anything that we get to root for. Great read, tho, especially for those of us in our 20's!

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courtney
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Just started this morning. So far it's like if Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 was British and the girls were more broke. Witty banter and female friendships (plus, I love anything on Europa). Looking forward to this!

BooksForEmpathy Oh I read this!! I loved it! Fast, juicy, dirty read 😍. 3y
Smangela Oooh I liked that show! 3y
katedensen I LOVED this one! Not enough people have read it. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. 3y
courtney @BooksForEmpathy my favorite type of read!! @Smangela omg same! It was so funny and cute. @katedensen I'm glad to hear that! I've been looking forward to reading it for so long! 3y
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ReadosaurusText
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Perhaps not the most artistic #bookface, but thematically appropriate given that it is National Margarita Day. #cheers #happyNationalMargaritaDay #riotgrams @bookriot #tbr #EuropaEditions

Reviewsbylola 😂😂 3y
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EmilyAnne
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I think I liked this one - I'm not 100% sure since the characters aren't really likeable? The main character parties ALL THE TIME (5 drinks is her happy hour norm, before she even goes out for a night of partying) and I just can't relate to that I guess. But I like reading things about different lifestyles and relationships, and that's exactly what this was, so I'm calling it a pick 🤓

Lacythebookworm This one is on my TBR. Glad to read a favorable review! 3y
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Sweettartlaura
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You could think that this is Broad City in England, in a book. And you wouldn't be far off. But Unsworth takes it deeper. For me, though, not enough. This is supposed to be a story about unapologetic female friendships. But it's hard to see what fuels this friendship beyond drugs.
I applaud the effort - it's not Beaches, or some other schmaltz. But if this is what modern female friendships ought to be, I'll just stay home with my books 📚

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Sweettartlaura
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With 8h, 7m left, having finished an audiobook before falling asleep, I'm diving into #5 for #24in48 #readathon!

@24in48 @Litsy

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BookishKateNYC
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Pink and (Jet) blue.

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Sweettartlaura
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The books: all under 300 pg
The plan: read as many as possible in @24in48
The starting point: Friday night at 9pm PDT, with Animals
Ready...
Set...

MrBook Nice stack! You have my moral support in this timely endeavor of passionate fortitude. 😊👍🏻 4y
Sweettartlaura Thanks, @MrBook ! I'll be lucky to get half of them done. But I'm giving it my best shot😉 4y
Melwilk Lost and Found and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter were both very good. 4y
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Pelican71 I should be getting my act together for @24in48 but I'm not. I know that I'll be starting off with an audiobook; I have a run Saturday morning. 4y
Pelican71 I agree @Melwilk. Crooked Letter is really good. 4y
Sweettartlaura @Pelican71 An audiobook is a great idea! I do have some times I'll have to be not reading. But... I could be listening😊 Thanks for the idea👍🏻 4y
Reviewsbylola You have a lot to choose from! I thought Crooked Letter was incredible! 4y
Sweettartlaura Hmm... I may have to change my first pick to 4y
LeahBergen Yes! I really enjoyed Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter 4y
Sweettartlaura Alright, I'm convinced - that's 4 recs for Crooked Letter - it goes first! Thanks, @Melwilk @Pelican71 @Reviewsbylola & @LeahBergen 😊 4y
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katedensen
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Inspired by @Merethebookgal -- let's be friends on other social media! You can find me at goodreads.com/katedfisher and on Twitter by that name too. Chose to use the first book I read this year for this post--highly recommend it!

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BookishKateNYC
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Yes, Elle-- taking shots is "an utterly triumphant ode to female friendship." Have to admit, love the cover and love the blurb!

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Jackie
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I'm the quantum multiverse all eventualities are possible. Which means, paradoxically, that all eventualities are inevitable.

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Jackie
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File under books I bought for the cover 😍

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Melitzis
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❤️

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kay89
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Beautiful day for reading outside.

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