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Revolutionary Road
Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble.With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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JenGrigg
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Bailedbailed

Couldn't get in to this, didn't finish ut

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lele1432
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#LMPBC #Round7 #GroupC here are my picks! I originally thought I was leaning toward the tagged book, but now I'm torn lol. I have a mix of modern and traditional classics. Let me know your thoughts! Books tagged in the comments.

lele1432 Contemporary classic centered on women living in an inner-city housing project. 1w
lele1432 Classic crime mystery during Kennedy era in Arizona 1w
lele1432 Historical fiction classic about the Roman Empire 1w
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lele1432 A dissection of a suburban 1950‘s turbulent marriage 1w
lele1432 Another John Williams but I couldn‘t resist the description of this melancholy classic of an academic from rural farming roots 1w
lele1432 He‘s not everyone‘s favorite, but I really like Dostoevsky‘s writing style and his analysis of the human condition. The translation I have in mind has been said to capture more of his intended humor than some others. 1w
Bookwormjillk Stoner has been on my TBR forever but really I would be happy with any of these 1w
lele1432 @Bookwormjillk I think you have swayed me. 🤔 I'll wait to see if the others have a preference, but I think Stoner would be a good one! 1w
BarbaraBB Such good choices you made 💜 1w
TheAromaofBooks Any of these sound fine with me!! :-) 1w
lover.of.the.classics 🤔 what to choose? Augustus sounds interesting. 1w
lele1432 @BarbaraBB thanks!! 😊 1w
lele1432 @TheAromaofBooks @lover.of.the.classics I think I'll sleep on it and try to decide tomorrow lol 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Hi Kaleah! Your book is finally headed back to you! Shd arrive on Thursday (tomorrow). So so sorry once again for the delay! 😔 3d
lele1432 @Jee_HookedOnBookz no problem Jee! Thank you! 😊 3d
Jee_HookedOnBookz @lele1432 😘and happy fall, Kaleah! I really enjoyed reading books with you and getting to know your thoughts! Thank you so much! ❤️ 3d
lele1432 @Jee_HookedOnBookz thank you Jee! Happy Fall and I had so much fun reading with you as well!! 🤗 2d
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Cinfhen
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#SoaringScores #WhenTheRingGoesSouth I‘ve heard this is a dark story of a marriage imploding #BonusCoverCrush

TrishB This is a rare instance where I‘ve seen the film and not read the book! It‘s dark and depressing! 3w
Cinfhen That‘s probably why I haven‘t read the book yet @TrishB 😬 3w
CrowCAH Hmm, a nice interpretation of a “ring going south”! 3w
LeahBergen I like that cover! 3w
BarbaraBB I loved the book, though it‘a dark and depressing indeed. 2w
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Ruthiella
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If anyone had #groundsfordivorce it was April Wheeler IMO. If only she‘d had access to reliable birth control...

#RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan God bless birth control m 1mo
Cinfhen I own this book but haven‘t read it yet 🙄 1mo
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen It‘s a good book but sad! 1mo
Anna40 I loved this book! 1mo
Ruthiella @Anna40 It was very well written I thought. I need to try some of Yate‘s other titles!😀 1mo
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bookaholic1
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Bailedbailed

Not a book that I could get into, had to bail

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sarahjane1077
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Up next! #tbr #amreading

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OriginalCyn620
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
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Samplergal
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Pickpick

Such a good book. Very dark at the end, but a wonderful story of flawed characters.

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Samplergal
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I‘ve been enjoying this one this weekend. I had started it years ago and for some reason, put it aside. I‘m loving it. It‘s such well written, sad, and despondent book.

DefLeppard I have seen the movie and bought the book as I enjoyed the film but haven't got around to it yet, need more hours in my day. 😉 10mo
Samplergal @DefLeppard I‘ve seen the first part of the film. Again, life happened I suppose. I‘m almost finished with the book and it‘s so sad. I think it‘s a strong feminist novel in many ways. Not just the death of a dream that wasn‘t based in fact. Just sad for women. 10mo
Ruthiella One of the takeaways for me from this book is how revolutionary and important birth control is. What a difference it would have made in April‘s life! 10mo
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Samplergal @Ruthiella Truth! Why I give to planned parenthood monthly. 10mo
DefLeppard @Samplergal so true, was a totally different era back then too. This has made me really want to read it now, I so need to get around to it. 😊 10mo
cynswanauthor One of my all time favorites, despite how sad the story is. So well written... 10mo
Coleen Agree with all the above. So depressing, but so well written. 10mo
Landslide I also started it a few years ago, but couldn't get into it. Maybe it's time to try again? 10mo
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JenniferP
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Mehso-so

Certainly well-written, but I just couldn‘t connect to this book. The purposeful choice to stay in the mind of sexist, full-of-himself, clueless Frank Wheeler worked for the point of the book but not for my reading pleasure.

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Clevercactus
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If you thought watching Frank and April Wheeler suffer through a dying marriage in the movies was painful wait til you read the book! #litsyatoz

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Clevercactus
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R is for Revolutionary Road, keeping the Books-into-film streak alive and well. #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018

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Clevercactus
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Current snapshot #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2018

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kspenmoll
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SheReadsAndWrites I love this! ❤️ 1y
SheReadsAndWrites I'm California. 😎 East Of Eden. ❤️ 1y
corycatelyn The lovely bones for PA? Who made this list? 😂 1y
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kspenmoll @corycatelyn Written for Tech Insider by Melia Robinson. Actually, it is a list of well known books that take place in each state. Apologies; I was not clear. (edited) 1y
corycatelyn @kspenmoll ohhhh...that makes more sense 🤦‍♀️ it was a good book though 😊 1y
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wordclot
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But he knew better than to interrupt her now. She must have spent the morning in an agony of thought. She must have spent the afternoon in a frenzy of action at the shopping center, racing in and out of stores to buy the birthday gifts and the roast of beef and the cake and the cocktail apron. Her whole day had been a heroic build-up for this moment of self-abasement; now it was here, and she was damned if she‘d stand for any interference.

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JenReadsAlot
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Well that was depressing....

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JenReadsAlot
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Thanks for the awesome giveaway @TheLibrarian This is my old man Cosmo! #50kgiveaway2

tammysue 😻😊 2y
TheLibrarian 😻😻😻 2y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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This is one of those book that breaks your heart because it feels incredibly realistic. The suburban setting is very common, which makes the tragedy of this story all the more tragic and devastating. It‘s a hard read, for sure, but also a necessary one.

Becca95 I loved this book! I read it back in October and have never been able to get it out of my head, such a heartbreaking story ❤️ 2y
BeckyK I‘ve yet to read this. My sister bought it me as a gift and it‘s been sat on my bookcase! I‘ll try and get to it! :) 2y
tricours I recently bought this one! 2y
wormkim First Yates I read. Certainly not the last! 2y
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GidgetsTreasures75
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From 1-10-18: #scenesfromabook Watch a Movie. One of the rare occasions that I loved both!!! 📖💖 @JoeStalksBeck

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏 2y
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Sarah83
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Bambolina_81 Great book!!! 2y
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Booksnchill
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Thanks so much to @ReadingEnvy I am the lucky recipient of one of her 100th episode giveaways and I received my lovely package and note today! I actually listened to the crossover podcast episode with the ReadingWomen and so enjoyed your book selections! Thank you again and Congratulations on 100 episodes!!👏👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉

readordierachel Congratulations! 🎉 2y
britt_brooke How awesome! 2y
ReadingEnvy Yay I'm glad they arrived safely! 👾 2y
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Booksnchill @readingEnvy so nice of you- thanks again! 2y
EvieBee Nice! Enjoy! 2y
Booksnchill @EvieBee 👍❤️ 2y
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NCNY
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This was so good! I work with men who are just like the main character. They seem to live their lives like it's a movie and they're the main character. Every movement and statement is calculated and everyone around them is just a supporting character. Such a spot on portrayal of this most unfortunate type of man.

Haven't gotten much #readathon reading done because of a vet appointment. But we're home, she's healthy and it's time to read!

NCNY Thanks to @MyNamesParadise for including this beautiful edition in one of my secret Santa packages. 🙂 2y
ReadingEnvy But this is about the 50s! Why couldn't men evolve by now? (Not disagreeing with you.) 2y
NCNY @ReadingEnvy I had to keep reminding myself that this book was written 50 years ago. Also, I work in insurance. Definitely less evolved as an industry than many other industries probably are. 2y
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MyNamesParadise @NCNY you‘re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 2y
Jinjer Omggggggg that puppy‘s head & ears!!! I can‘t! Hope s/he is doing good ok! Happy readathoning!!! 2y
Anna40 I loved this book! 2y
ValerieAndBooks I finished this last week and I like (also agree with) your description! Also, your cover is so much better than the movie-tie in one 😊. 2y
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NCNY
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Signed up for the #readathon last night. I've got a few things to do today so won't get a ton of reading done but participating is always fun. Also, I got an Apple watch a few weeks ago and this is an excuse to use the stopwatch function. 😬

Hoping to finish this one today. Enjoying it so far.

Pruzy I haven‘t read this one yet because I saw the movie years ago, but I highly recommend 2y
NCNY @Pruzy Thanks for the recommendation. I'm loving his writing style so definitely want to read more by him. 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Such a well-written novel — but to see into the mind of Frank is often crushing. His wife April somehow knows. It‘s obvious from the start this story will not end well 💔. I definitely want to read more by Yates. Read this for Letter Y for #LitsyAtoZ. One more left and I‘m done!

Yeah_I_Read I really liked this movie. Their struggle is all too real 2y
Hollie Woohoo! What is your last book for your A to Z challenge? 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Yeah_I_Read I want to watch the movie now but think I‘ll have to mentally steel myself when I do! 2y
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ValerieAndBooks @Hollie I‘m glad to be almost done 😊! it‘ll be 2y
kspenmoll I still have K,Y,Z to read- !! 2y
ReadingEnvy The men in this book! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @kspenmoll you‘re getting there 👏!! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @ReadingEnvy I know right! I wanted to wring their necks. The only one I sympathized with was the mentally ill adult son of their neighbors. 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Moving along to #LetterY for #LitsyAtoZ. Almost done with this challenge 🎉🎊! So far this novel seems good. The movie tie-in cover is the only cover I‘ve ever seen of this, and that probably has kept me from reading sooner (have not seen the movie yet either; not crazy about Leo 🤷‍♀️)

CoffeeBooksRepeat Omg! I forgot about this challenge until seeing this lol. I have defiantly strayed from this lis lol 2y
BarbaraBB It is a great book! 2y
Bookzombie I'm not crazy about Leo either. 🙂 2y
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GhostStories I love this book! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @CoffeeBooksRepeat it‘s the only real challenge I‘ve been doing this year lol! In between whatever else I‘m reading. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB @Cat.snores.and.classics I think it‘s great so far. “Enjoying it” would not be how I‘d describe this b/c of the characters, but the writing and portrayals are amazing. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Bookzombie I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! I couldn‘t really say why. 2y
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Becca95
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I‘m trying to introduce a wider variety of genre‘s into my life and I was not disappointed by this, considering it was published in the early 60‘s, it tackled subjects that would‘ve been quite controversial at the time, which is what made me love how raw and unapologetic Richard Yates made his characters.

5 stars all the way 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#richardyates #revolutionaryroad

Cathythoughts ❤️👍👍 2y
Centique That cover is amazing! 2y
Becca95 @Centique if you‘re from the UK, you can get it in Waterstones! Not sure about the rest of the world 😂 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Day 25 #awesomeautumnbooks #troubledrelationship
The Wheelers dream of escape from their mundane suburban lifestyle and go to France to start a new way of life, but their attempts meet unexpected complications and their relationship deteriorates.

Cathythoughts Read this a few years ago. Very good , also chilling ( in a scarey way) 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I don't know why, but this one was #notforme
I tried reading it years ago and just couldn't get into it...

#jubilantjuly

peaknit The people are ugly inside for sure! 2y
chapter_fifty2017 I found it heart breaking very sad !! And for its time very true 😔 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @chapter_fifty2017 maybe I should try it again... 2y
chapter_fifty2017 Its not an easy read, for sure !!! Give a try but if its not for , its just not 😉😁 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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Devastating in its anti feminist masculinity, although the focus is usually placed more on suburbia. Only the men are allowed imperfections or inner lives ... I wish I knew if the author was trying to make the reader uncomfortable in pointing out these issues or is immune to them. My rating gives him the benefit of the doubt. Book 6 finished during #24in48

HardcoverHearts So devastating!! 2y
ReadingEnvy @HardcoverHearts awful. And her husband is the WORST. 2y
LiteraryinLititz Good point! 2y
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merelybookish I just read this and was annoyed in the end by how much I had sympathized with Frank. When really April the desperate one. 2y
HardcoverHearts The absolute worst. I read it with my heart in my throat, watching her dreams crushed over and over again. I do blame patriarchy and capitalism (in very reductive terms)- they were both crushed but she has nothing else to cling to in that society so it was so much worse for her. 2y
ReadingEnvy @HardcoverHearts and the only moments he is affirming of her is when she gives up her power and lets him flounce around as the manly man ... they want to leave the suburbs because they are too emasculating whaaaaat .. phew. 2y
ReadingEnvy @merelybookish oh good point ... do you think the author is intentionally keeping the reader from empathizing for her by only showing her in relation to frank? 2y
MandaChittles Have you seen the film with Kate & Leo?? 2y
sprainedbrain Great review! 2y
ReadingEnvy @MandaChittles a while back... I don't remember being as gutted watching it as reading it but I have a serious block when it comes to Leo. 2y
vivastory Yates was apparently the inspiration for Elaine's father in Seinfeld. 2y
ReadingEnvy @vivastory oh really! 2y
merelybookish @ReadingEnvy I don't know. I wonder if he's just not good at writing the interior lives of women. I do feel he shows and somewhat understands April's desperation and I didn't feel like he was unsympathetic to her decision to abort the baby. But because the book is written from Frank's perspective, I felt like I tended to see things from his side. 2y
ReadingEnvy @merelybookish makes sense. I guess he made an accidental point that it's hard to empathize with voices that are left out! 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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Hmm maybe I shouldn't have used an ice cream scoop for the cookies. 🤣
I've noticed our piles and reading corners get messier as #24in48 goes on. Mine too!

MrBook Iiii like it! 😁👏🏻 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto The cookies look perfect sized to me. 😂😂😂 2y
Kristy_K Yes! My pile is now scattered all over. 😆 2y
drbethandherkindle No, you should always use an ice cream scoop and then make the leftovers into ice cream sandwiches!! 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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A reminder that Book of the Month goes way back!! (This book was published in 1961.)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! I didn't know that! 🤔 2y
EllieDottie That is so cool!! 2y
brilliantglow Very cool. Yet that's even more years they could have been available to Canadians and yet still aren't. Which is disappointing. 2y
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HardcoverHearts Good catch. And btw- That book broke me. 😢 2y
BookishJess I saw BOTM mentioned in this book too, first published in 1974 2y
ReadingEnvy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookishJess I think it had a similar reputation to the music clubs where you'd order by mail. The internet makes it easier for sure! 2y
ReadingEnvy @HardcoverHearts it's pretty intense. I know I saw the movie but there is so much subtlety that it seems better in words. 2y
ReadingEnvy @brilliantglow I remember when BirchBox listened and went Canadian and people were so thrilled! I wonder what the setback is. 2y
HardcoverHearts The book is so much better. 2y
brilliantglow I wonder too. I would love to subscribe to BOTM. 2y
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sprainedbrain
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Second book finished during #24in48

This book is beautifully written, but so dark and sad. It's hard to really like any of the characters, but at the same time I just felt bad for all of them.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

kaitlyn One of my favorite books 2y
Coleen My feelings exactly on this one. 2y
ReadingEnvy I'm probably going to read this tomorrow, 2y
Lcsmcat I felt the same way about this one. I just couldn't root for any of them. 2y
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sprainedbrain
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I always find these early-morning #shelfies of myself for #24in48 incredibly flattering after very little sleep and lots of reading in the dark. 😳😜

That's a shelf of some of my favorites, though, and they look nice! 😍

Lacythebookworm 😂Love it! 2y
CaitZ That's why I decided to skip that challenge 💤💤 2y
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sprainedbrain
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It's far too hot to go anywhere or do anything this evening, so I will just sit here in the air conditioning and start a new book. This was one of my summer solstice gifts from the lovely @quietjenn ❤️

It is also set in Connecticut, which is my next state to visit on the #readingroadtrip. 😃

cathysaid I love his style of writing! Great book. 2y
quietjenn Sounds like a lovely plan! 2y
ReadingEnvy I have this on my tbr to check off Connecticut for my usa challenge. I've seen the movie so feel less motivated to read the book 2y
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sprainedbrain @ReadingEnvy it's been a long time since I saw the movie, so I'm hoping I can get in to it. 😃 2y
JenP I need to get a move on it. I've been stuck in Georgia for too long. 2y
sprainedbrain @JenP I felt like I was stuck in my first two states forever... I picked some long books! 😬 2y
Caroline2 Ohhhh I loved this movie! Mega dark tho!!! 😳 2y
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merelybookish
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This is a bleak view of middle class life in mid-century America that still speaks to today. Frank and April Wheeler seem particularly lost, and Yates exaggerates the dire hopelessness of conventional suburban life and all it entails, but his critiques are valid. It's a life that can lead one to wonder what's it all for? (This book may have hit close to home.)
A few heavy-handed passages but mostly the writing is beautiful. And the ending is 👌

Lola This movie gutted me. I really wanted to read the book after I saw it but haven't gotten to it yet. I thought the film was excellent. 2y
merelybookish @Lola I'd like to see the movie but may wait until some memory of the book fades. The book is brutal too, but I went in knowing it's considered pretty depressing. 2y
Lola @merelybookish I knew nothing of the story when I saw the movie which likely contributed to how it affected me. It also made me very grateful to be born when I was; thinking about it now, it worries that things for women might backslide to that darker time of no real choices. 😑 2y
merelybookish That makes me want to see the movie because in the book we see things mostly through Frank's viewpoint. April is the less known, more desperate, and in a way, easier to condemn. 2y
BarbaraBB Great review about a great book! 2y
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I LOVED Book 2/5 and devoured it. Well-crafted characters suffering from frustration & "hopeless emptiness" show us the devastating effects of marital unhappiness (with its "promises of failure") and the fragile male ego. Set in candy-colored suburbia of 1955 (our neighborhood of New Town, in Saint Charles, MO pictured).

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"being always the first one athletically up and out of bed in the morning, so that she might never see his face lying swollen and helpess in sleep"

Whoa, you know your marriage is effed up when...?

This book offers a pretty depressing view of marriage and life in the suburbs...but I can't look away.

cathysaid Love his writing... 2y
TrishB This book was massively depressing!! 2y
merelybookish @cathysaid Writing is great! @TrishB So depressing! 2y
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"Do you know what the definition of insane is? Yes. It‘s the inability to relate to another human being. It‘s the inability to love."

#book #books #bookish #bookworm #booklover #richardyates #revolutionaryroad #onthetable #june #bookpic #bookpicture #bookphotography #read #reader #reading #literature #bibliophile #currentlyreading #bookoftheday

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Amiable
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Seems an appropriate read whilst commuting to work on the train. Day after day...year after year...

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HannaPolkadots
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For #aprilbookshowers day 6: #publishedinthe1960s, here is a handful of books from Astrid Lindgren's Marikken in 1960 to Maya Angelou's I know why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969. @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Great selection! 3y
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Jerdencon
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Enjoyed this... not great but good. But got me "r" for #litsyatoz and Connecticut for #unitedstatesofbooks

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Jerdencon
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Reading this for Connecticut for #unitedstatesofbooks

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EvieBee
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Mehso-so

Hmmm. I'm not saying Yates wasn't a genius with words, but I didn't particularly care for any of the characters in this novel. I wasn't moved by their problems, either. Am I alone here? ⭐️⭐️⭐️

DivineDiana Haven't read yet. I am interested, but might reconsider. 3y
TheKidUpstairs You are not alone! I didn't love this one either, and really didn't care about anyone or what happened to them. #didntlikeitstillfinished years ago before I started just letting myself dnf books. 3y
HardcoverHearts I will offer a counter position. I loved it, not because I liked any of the characters but because of the pain and heartache of the narrow life offered in those times for both these characters. I looked at it as a cautionary tale of the millions of compromises made in a lifetime to accommodate the life one thinks they need to lead, not the one they want. Not a feel good book at all though. 3y
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Bookladylinda I ❤️your Mid-Century Mod furniture! 3y
Christy2318 Love your living room! 3y
SaraBeagle @HardcoverHearts Yes! Agree 👍🏻 3y
EvieBee @DivineDiana You may just enjoy it. I've been meaning to for a few years now. 3y
EvieBee @TheKidUpstairs I'm so glad I'm not alone! I usually don't finish books I don't like either but I did have to know how this would end. 3y
EvieBee @HardcoverHearts I'm glad this one worked for you! Maybe another of his books will work for me. 3y
EvieBee @Bookladylinda @Christy2318 Thank you so much but I wish this was my living room. I found this picture online and it was what I imagined the Wheeler living room. 😊 3y
EllieDottie This took me forever to to read and in the end I wasn't a big fan... So you are definitely not alone! 3y
HardcoverHearts That's what makes books so great, right? We all bring our personal experiences, preferences and feelings to the text and take in the same stories differently. I hope I didn't give the impression that your review wasn't 1000% valid. I just always find it interesting when I don't connect with a book that others do and get curious as to what they saw that I didn't. 3y
EvieBee @EllieDottie I'm so glad! This one took me three weeks to finish. That's a long time for me. Usually a week to a week and a half will do for a book under 500 pages. 3y
EvieBee @HardcoverHearts Exactly! I'm not offended at all. Readers are never exactly alike and that's what makes bookclubs interesting, lol! 3y
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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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#marchintoreading #alliterativetitles from my #tbr stacks. I'm guessing there are more, but these are the ones I can spot without creating an 'avalanche' of books. 😬
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RealLifeReading And such good ones too 3y
ephemeralwaltz Good choices! 3y
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NCNY
Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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Thank you so much @MyNamesParadise ! I love everything. The Tyrion book is delightful. The other two were great choices - I know I will love them. The notebook and pencils will be going to work with me to brighten up the office. And the pens will go in all my bags. I never have pens so these mini ones are perfect.

And your note was lovely. Thank you so much for putting so much thought into everything. ❤️

And thank you @BookishMarginalia !

cathysaid Have you read Yates? One of my all time favorite authors. 3y
LiteraryinLititz Tell the Wolves I'm Home is a beautiful book. One of my picks from last year. Enjoy! 3y
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MyNamesParadise @NCNY You're welcome!!!! Yay!!! I'm glad you love everything!!! 👍🏻👍🏻😊😊📚💖 3y
readordierachel Tell the Wolves I'm Home 😍 3y
Reviewsbylola I love that cover of Revolutionary Road. (edited) 3y
NCNY @Reviewsbylola Me too! It's the UK version. Awesome used bookstore find by @MyNamesParadise 3y
Megabooks Tell the Wolves I'm Home is so good!! 3y
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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates

if you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.

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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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"But from there on Howard Givings heard only a welcome, thunderous sea of silence. He had turned off his hearing aid."
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One of the smallest, funniest characters I have come across in a while.

EvieBee I laughed at that part too! A small act of rebellion. 3y
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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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This book was slow-moving at page 50 or so, but it picked up. Lots of 1960s drama!