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Let's Talk About Love
Let's Talk About Love | Claire Kann
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Alice is secretly asexual, and that's the least important thing about her.She's a college student, has a great job, amazing friends, and is fine being single-nope, that's a lie. Alice wants rom com-grade romance: feels, cuddling, kissing, and swoons galore-as long as it doesn't lead to having sex.After her last relationship ends with soul-crushing parting words from her ex, Alice swears off relationships for good. Stick a fork in her, she's done. Everyone Alice tries to date is so sure love and sex have to go together, and there doesn't seem to be any way to convince them otherwise.But when Alice experiences instant attraction for the first time with her coworker Takumi, she doesn't know what to do. If Alice tells him the truth, it can only end in heartache. But there's something about Takumi that makes him worth the risk...
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khooliha
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Bailedbailed

I am always excited for asexual rep, but as an ace person myself the early going of this book was a bit explain-y. Then, 50 pages in, the MC's best friend suggests fucking someone and I gotta say, it rubbed me the wrong way. And while they did eventually discuss grey-ace as a possible orientation, I don't love that this knowledge comes from a non-ace person. I dunno, this book is not for me.

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Bookish_Gal
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Nice and slow following a college student trying to make self of where she is going attraction wise. I connected with Alice in this way the struggles she has with her friends halfway through felt so solid in reality that it made me rethink my relationship with a couple friends over the importance of the same issue

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Bookish_Gal
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I love how Alice went and spoke with a therapist about her search for understanding her orientation- as well as for help understanding her attraction to the new boy. Makes me think of hat would be best for me

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rjsthumbelina
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My third book finished today! This book is so unique, with such interesting representation. As someone who has recently come to terms with being on the asexuality spectrum, reading a romance book about an ace main character was a great experience. I would recommend it to everyone to help you understand. But also, Takumi and Alice have the sweetest relationship in the world and I love them! All the character relationships here are great ❤️

Megabooks I‘m on the ace spectrum, too, and am in the process of coming out. This is on my TBR. 💙 6mo
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xicanti
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Mehso-so

I want to have strong feelings about this, but I just... don‘t. In theory, I love the asexual rep, the cuteness, the intersectionality, and the variety of relationships Alice navigates. In practice, I‘m struggling to drum up some concrete reactions I can share with you.

I guess I think this is a good early days effort for mainstream ace fiction, but I hope the books that come after it will hit me harder on a personal level.

suzisteffen SAME. I kept thinking, “This is going to become awesome at some point, right?” But ... nope. 10mo
xicanti @suzisteffen I mean, it wasn‘t BAD. It was just... not sparkly. And I really wanted it to be. 😔 10mo
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ferskner
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Mehso-so

Meh. I finished this only a couple of weeks ago and I had to look up the description to remind myself what it was about. Not a good sign.

I like that asexual teens can find representation here, but Alice's relationships were her friends and family are strange (and borderline abusive), and the "cute" parenthetical phrases got old fast. And don't get me started on how library work is portrayed. The cover is great through!

#pop19 #debutnovel

8little_paws Yeah I hated the best friend!!! 10mo
ferskner @8little_paws Right??? And her family was so awful! Alice's cutesy-ness grated on me too, though. I kept forgetting I was reading about an adult and imagined her as a 15 year old. 10mo
bookandcat Sorry to bump an old thread but I just DNF'd this book solely because the parentheses were driving me BANANAS. They kept interrupting my reading flow. I a 5mo
bookandcat *I am bummed because I wanted to like this book a lot! I think the representation is important... 5mo
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makingitupdaily
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This was an overall exceptional novel worth reading. There were a few bits that bothered me with the writing/ characterization but it is a really engaging story that drags you in.

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glitterkitty459
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I definitely enjoyed this one, though it wasn't perfect.
The main character was at times very irritating.. But Takumi is MY new book boyfriend 💕😄
The narration on the audio was great as well

#romance #lgbt + #asexualMC #contemporary #diversereads #audiobook

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hissingpotatoes
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2/5⭐ I appreciated what this book tried to do, but not how. The characters were annoying. Public library work is consistently described as boring & easy, which is aggravatingly false. Multiple times Alice's boss inappropriately crossed boundaries, none called out. Alice's family's horrible treatment of her is passed off as love.

I did like the exploration of asexuality and positive portrayal of therapy. #projectnew #blackathon #contemporaryathon

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Oh no, that's so annoying to hear about the depiction of public library work. Arg!! 11mo
ferskner My feelings EXACTLY about this book. Plus her bizarre relationship with her best friend. 11mo
hissingpotatoes @ferskner Yes! At some points it was cute and supportive, and then there was a tickle scene that made me O_o 11mo
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TieDyeDude
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This may be considered a bit of a *SPOILER* since it takes Alice a long time to say the right words, but I just love this quote. Asexuality isn't one thing, and I don't exactly share her exact hesitations, but this is the kind of book I wish were available to me growing up.
More generally, the book is pretty great. A bit slow at the start (I almost started skimming), but it gets good and provide a unique plot structure that avoids many cliches.

Amiable Love your black kitty! I have one, too. 😻 12mo
sprainedbrain Great review! 12mo
kspenmoll Love that quote & your review! 12mo
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jmofo Thanks for sharing this. It‘s wonderful to find a book (or movie, whathaveyou) that speaks to you about the world, even if you didn‘t come across it sooner. 12mo
TieDyeDude @Amiable Can't imagine how they got a bad rep! 12mo
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Mccartershanon
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I‘m actually blown away by the ace rep in this book. The conversations between the characters were so open and positive and that was amazing to see. And I love how going to therapy was shown in a positive light, sometimes ya can struggle with that. I will say though that is book was WAY too fluffy for my liking 😂 but it was short so that can be forgiven

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SW-T
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A very #diverse and #intersectional novel. Alice is #black, #bisexual, and #asexual. There‘s a big age gap between her and her siblings, and her parents and siblings keep trying to run her life. Alice just wants to be Alice, loved, accepted, and understood for just being her. Luckily, she‘s got a couple of great friends, a new counselor, and there‘s a new employee at the #library who just might be the one to accept her as she is. A sweet read.

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xicanti
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This week's library haul. I'm excited LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE was on the shelf! Bring on the asexual romance!

I'm glad they finally bought some Sailor Moon, too. I mostly ignored the original when I was a kid because every episode I sampled ended with Tuxedo Mask saving the helpless girls and I was NOT about that life, but I've read enough media crit since then to think I got the wrong impression. Hopefully Crystal's good.

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PatienceFortitude
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A mostly cheerful story about self discovery and romance. I appreciated the focus on friendships and family, and navigating into romance… Some bits were awkward, even though charming

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PatienceFortitude
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I‘m enjoying this. It‘s a romance that pays good attention to friends and family as well as giddy smitten-ness.

PatienceFortitude But, oh man, I have to pause every few chapters to take a breather, Because even adorable awkwardness is really awkward 2y
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PassportBooks
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Alice has a crush on a boy, doesn't know what she wants to major in at college, and is in an ongoing fight with her two best friends who happen to be a couple. Alice is also asexual and although she is comfortable with who she is, she is less comfortable in telling people. It's diverse and intersectional. It is slow in parts but a overall a good debut novel.

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dariazeoli
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It was so nice to spend some time in Alice‘s life. Ace representation in books is hard to come by! I appreciated that this one dealt with familial, friend, and romantic relationships.

I‘ll be wondering how Alice is doing now that it‘s time to say goodbye.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

mrozzz 💜💜💜💜 2y
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Sue
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I‘m loving the turns of phrase in this one!

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TheNextBook
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I finished! And it is so good! I loved that Black asexual representation! It starts off slow but once it gets into a groove it is hard to put down!

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TheNextBook
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Started this morning and so far so good! I‘m loving that the author is laying down the foundations of where Alice is emotionally in regards to wanting to be in a relationship and navigating being asexual. Also this cover is minimalistic and absolutely gorgeous! In love with it.

MidnightBookGirl This was a cute and sweet book! 2y
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Artsybookgirl
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Panpan

Pride Read Number 3!

I really wanted to love this one, but sadly it just wasn't for me. The diversity was great, but I just didn't enjoy the writing style. That doesn't make this cover any less beautiful though! 😊

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devil93cry
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Hello my friends. I hope you are all enjoying your books. I am open for suggestion regarding the next book i want to read please guys that would be so nice

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Eyelit
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I just got to gush (rather inarticulately, I might add) about this book at my library‘s (#apl #atx) romance #bookclub

I loved this book. I wish it had existed when I was much younger cause my teen/young adult self could have used a book like this.

It‘s well written and Alice and Takumi are pretty damn awesome. I highly recommend.

Liatrek I love this cover so much❤️ I can‘t wait to read this one. 2y
dariazeoli I‘m glad to hear you loved it! I asked about it in my latest letter, which you should receive tomorrow 😊 2y
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kathytrithardt
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The Queer Lit Readathon starts at midnight! Here is my TBR pile, plus some extras. Details on my YouTube channel. #queerlitread

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Artsybookgirl
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I have a pretty ambitious TBR this month!🌈Hoping to get through as many of these as possible for Pride! ❤💛💚💙💜

Briary That's an excellent TBR for this month! 💪🌈 2y
Artsybookgirl @Briary Thank you :) I'm so excited about it! 🌈 2y
Bronte_Chintz What a fab idea! 🌈 2y
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chlolovesbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5

Mem_ugh This one is on my tbr pile, it looks SO good! 2y
chlolovesbooks @Mem_ugh I hope you get to read it! 🌈👍🏻 2y
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HeathersReadingHideaway
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[#BookReview] Let‘s Talk About Love by Claire Kann. This is a story about a biromantic asexual main character, an amazing friendship, and a cute romance. This is a great book to read for Pride Month so if you‘re looking for more LGBTQ+ books pick this up! ??

"I'm like a honeybee hive. Cute, useful, but deadly when provoked."

Review:
http://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2018/06/book-review-lets-talk-about-...

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devil93cry
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Eyelit
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Finally put my stockpiled #bookpeople gift cards to good use 😄📚💚
Super excited about all of these - but I‘m def reading the tagged book first!
#bookhaul

Eyelit @CindyE09 good to know! I‘ve heard nothing but good things 😁 2y
mrozzz Great haul!! 2y
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Artsybookgirl
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Starting this for Pride Month :)
#pride #letstalkaboutlove #clairekann #lgbt #lgbtreads

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bookishlyblessed
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Starting out the 24hr readathon finishing this book.

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bibliocurl
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Finally an ace person as a main character. This book is everything!

annkuch13 Yes! This book existing is amazing. And it's an excellent read! 2y
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Avidreader6
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The thing every ace person fears hearing

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Avidreader6
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New book! And oh my god I love this cover. It‘s absolutely gorgeous and an ace main character? Yes please!

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looseleafbooks
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I‘ve been SO excited to pick up this book! I‘m only about a quarter in, but the ace rep is so fantastic I could cry ♠️💟

bunny I just picked a copy up over the weekend! So glad to hear you‘re enjoying it. 2y
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looseleafbooks
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I‘m so excited for this #bookhaul! I finally spent a B&N gift card from Christmas and bought a bunch of new releases I‘ve been waiting for!
#QOTD: Who‘s read any of these? What did you think?

AshleyHoss820 I haven‘t read any of these but they look amazing! 2y
rachelsbrittain The Beauty That Remains is amazing! I haven't read the other two yet, but Let's Talk About Love has been on my tbr since I first heard about it last fall and I've heard a lot of good things about The Astonishing Color of After 2y
annkuch13 Let's Talk About Love is so good! It really does Ace representation well! 2y
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Robinghood
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I relate to this so much

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Liatrek
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New book haul Friday ❤️

ReviewsbytheMrs Your tea sets are 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 2y
taraWritesSci Mrs. Potts & Chip! How sweet is that?! 💜☕ 2y
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eekabook
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Haha oh man I know this feeling so well. 😂

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RiaWritten
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Oops. I got more shelving, in the way of this nifty library cart! Just in time for all the books I ordered from BookOutlet to come in a few days. I cleared some space by filling the cart with things I hope to read soon. Maybe even this year! We‘ll see how well I stick to it...

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mdemanatee
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Can I have a visit from the magical Adulting fairy please.

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mdemanatee
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Need something a little lighter after that last read and this one looks super cute.

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8little_paws
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So even though the best friend of the main drove me nuts, this was a delight to read and is one of the better YA books I've read in a while.

MoniqueReads305 This is one my TBR list for next month. I'm excited and glad you liked it 2y
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8little_paws
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I do believe this is my first book with an ace main character. Let's get this started!!

Carolyn11215 If you are a fan of fantasy and want to read another book with main character who is ACE, I highly recommend Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. (edited) 2y
ReadingOver50 What is ACE? 2y
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8little_paws @Carolyn11215 generally I don't like fantasy but the reviews of that one make it look super interesting so maybe I'll pick it up at some point! 2y
monalyisha Have you read “The Gentleman‘s Guide to Vice And Virtue”? There‘s an ACE character (admittedly not the main, but she‘s getting her own book later). Also, she‘s perhaps my favorite character in the whole, darn, chunky (yet 100% engrossing, tender, & hilarious) thing! 2y
8little_paws @monalyisha looks like a fun book! 2y
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croberts51
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So good!! I requested this book as soon as I read the synopsis of it. I love hearing LGBTQA stories and this was about a 19 year old who is a closeted asexual. It was very interesting and the characters were relatable and easy to be interested in. I was a little confused at times because it‘s written in 3rd person and there were a lot of pronouns. But overall a very good book!

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I swear I wasn‘t gonna post this, but those cute pics of the Purrrride and Purrrrjudice Cats made me smile and laugh so much today. There are times when I read things and I just think, that‘s my Litsy peeps right there.

CoverToCoverGirl You know and understand your Litsy peeps purrfectly 😻 2y
kspenmoll 🙌🏻😹 2y
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Reggie
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I wanted to start this off by saying poor Alice is bi- asexual, but the poor part is my own crap. Why is Alice less because it is not in her to be a sexual person? That‘s this book‘s beauty. It started off silly to me, following this college aged, pop reference loving girl, but as she gets further in touch with herself through her new friendship with a guy, Takumi, and a fight with her friends, this book became sincere and enlightening. 👇🏼

Reggie The author is a POC and Alice and Takumi are POC, and their dialogues about race, some of the things that seem small, were important. It‘s a pick!!! 2y
ReadingRover Nice. It‘s not often you get a book about someone who is bisexual and even less often one about someone who is asexual. Sounds interesting. I think I‘ll check this one out. Nice review! 2y
Dragon Sounds interesting, stacking! 2y
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Reggie
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#fiercefeb I just started this book and by pg.5 our asexual MC, Alice, is being broken up with. She‘s probably wondering what #isthisdesire to prove your love to someone by having sex with them.

Cinfhen I swear, for a second I thought I saw the author's name as Chaka Kahn!! 2y
batsy You always have the interesting books! Stacked 👍🏽 2y
Reggie @batsy Thanks!!! 2y
queerbookreader Ahhhhh you're reading this book!! My library doesn't have it yet I'm so excited for it 2y
Reggie @queerbookreader The woman who wrote Simon vs the Homosapien‘s Agenda recommended it as one of her Valentine‘s inclusive love reads this year. So I thought why not. 2y
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