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A Little Life
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTSHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEBrace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazementand a great gift for its readers. When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride.Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that hell not only be unable to overcomebut that will define his life forever. In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.From the Hardcover edition.
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ClarissaLeStrange
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“...things get broken, and sometimes they get repaired, and in most cases, you realize that no matter what gets damaged, life rearranges itself to compensate for your loss, sometimes wonderfully.”

- Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life 💔🖤📖

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zeej92
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This book continues to crush my soul. Brother Luke is awful and reading about Jude‘s first suicide attempt was almost too much.

violabrain This book was so painful to read at times, but is also such an amazing work. I read it almost a year and a half ago now and I still think about the characters often. 1mo
DrexEdit Still on my #TBR but I continue to hear good things about it! I'm both looking forward to it and dreading it a little bit. 1mo
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IuliaCG
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Heartbreaking through its so realistically written violent scenes...

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sunnidae
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I've been reading this for a month now, in fits and starts, with entire other books in the intervals. It's rough going.

saresmoore I‘ve heard this one is a rough read. I have it, but I‘m not really looking forward to it... 1mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
sunnidae @saresmoore I've put it back down again for a bit. I didn't know anything about it; two months ago I picked it up before a 12-hour flight because I was looking for a long crunchy read. Be careful what you wish for, I guess! 4w
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sunnidae @rather_be_reading thank you! This is entirely delightful ❤️ 4w
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💕📖💕 3w
thereadingowlvina Hello! Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎉📚💕 3w
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 3w
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Kappadeemom
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Day 1: #7days7covers no explanation but probably none needed ❤️ I‘m tagging @rustoryhuf to play along

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zezeki
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

Posting covers I love for 7 days, no explaining. Tagging someone new to play each day.

@DannyHattan @ljuliel @KirstieE @hermyknee have you been tagged yet?

Owlizabeth This was going to be my cover for the day! Maybe I‘ll choose something else now... 1mo
zezeki @Owlizabeth Oh, sorry 😳😳 You can still go with this one, it is a great cover after all. 1mo
Owlizabeth @zezeki hahaha no bigs! I‘m just glad this cover is getting some love, I remember it being a bit divisive when it came out. 1mo
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hermyknee Yes! I‘ll have to get to it soon! 1mo
hermyknee Thanks for the tag! 1mo
DannyHattan 🤦🏻‍♂️😂 no I haven‘t. I‘ll start Day 1 tomorrow though 🙌🏻👌🏻 1mo
KirstieE Thanks for the tag ! 1mo
bookandcat I thought about picking this one too! Such a good cover! I love their #bookfacefriday that they do too 1mo
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zeej92
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I really cannot stop reading this.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📚📚👍🏻 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 3w
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zeej92
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“But despite his friends‘ anxieties, he knew he would love being thirty, for the very reason that they hated it: because it was an age of undeniable adulthood.”

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zeej92
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I can‘t stop reading this.

TheLibrarian Welcome to Litsy!! 1mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 1mo
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Caksf
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Mehso-so

I understand why this book is highly regarded. The prose is descriptive and the characters are compelling, consistent and well written. However, it‘s not one I‘d recommend. It‘s bloated with endlessly detailed scenes, mercilessly drags out grotesque and violent scenes past the point of the plot, and contains too many improbable plot points for me to have fully invested. If you like long, drawn out sorrowful epics? This may be for you. 3/5

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merelybookish
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1) Unpopular opinion but it made me SO mad!
2) Community, Parks & Rec
3) Cereal (I saw a naturopath recently and she gave me a recipe to boost energy)
4) 🗻
5) White Coyote
#friyayintro @jesshowreads

vivastory #1 I haven't read it & I don't know if I will...it just seems like tragedy porn. I'm reminded of an interview where Stephen King said he was finished with reading Hardy's novels after Jude the Obscure. He said something to the effect of, "How much bad stuff can happen to one person?" I did read People in the Trees & there's no doubt she's a talented writer, but this one... 1mo
merelybookish @vivastory Yes, it definitely qualifies as tragedy porn, imo. I cry really easily but I can start to feel emotionally manipulated. That's what happened with this book. After a while I was like COME ON! 1mo
Cathythoughts There are parts I‘m sorry I read in this book. I have them pretty much forgotten now - thank god. I enjoyed the big picture of the story at the time. But looking back ... yes , emotional manipulation 1mo
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Reggie There are times when I get taken out of a book and I look across an imaginary table where the author is looking at me read their book. I felt that way when I read the part called The Happy Years. What a cruel fcking joke that whole section was. And when I looked up through tear stained eyes, Hanya was laughing. Lololol Even after all that, I still liked it. 1mo
merelybookish @Cathythoughts Yes thankfully I have forgotten a lot of parts too! @Reggie I'm impressed you can remember the name of the section! Also, love the image of HY smirking while you sobbed! I think she might have gotten off on making her readers suffer!! 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @merelybookish THANK YOU! This is the exact book that came to my mind for the prompt. It was so over-the-top ridiculous. I was hoping all the characters would just die already (am I a horrible person? 😬). It was so obvious to me that the author was like, “Cry, you pathetic reader! Cry!” that I was just 🙄 I hate this book. I hate the hype. I hate the blatant transparency of the author‘s intentions. (Rant over now!) 1mo
merelybookish @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Don't stop ranting on my account! 😀 It's a relief to know I'm not the only person who resented this book. 1mo
mklong Haha! Loving all this A Little Life hate! I HATED that book so much. I actually can‘t believe I finished it. 1mo
merelybookish @mklong Excellent! I have thought before that we seem to have similar reactions to books. This confirms it! 1mo
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huntersmom1977
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Best book hands down, so far this year!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5
💔😭💔😭💔

AmyG Best book I have read in YEARS. 💕 2mo
huntersmom1977 Agree @AmyG ❤️ 2mo
CuriousG Yes!! 2mo
Ilariap I totally agree! Loved it 5d
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Tove_Reads
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This is a book everyone who constantly complains about how hard life is should read! Jude and his friends move to NYC after they finish college. The book takes us through their lives, mostly through the eyes of Jude, a successful lawyer, but with the saddest, horrible past, which he can‘t get over. Luckily, he has many good friends in his life, but tragedy is always present, old and new. Might be a hard read for many, but it‘s worth the read!

TrishB Great review, a hard, but wonderful read 👍🏻 2mo
Marina_h I loved this book even though it was hard to read! 2mo
sprainedbrain ❤️ 2mo
AmyG Agreed. One of the best...and most heartbreaking books I‘ve ever read. 2mo
Ilariap It's one of my favourites..heartbreaking but inspirational 5d
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goodbyefrancie
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A four-day weekend with absolutely no plans, and for two of those days, I'll have the house completely to myself. Considering taking on the tagged book. I've been hesitating because of the impact everyone talks about after reading it. I may barricade myself in my library all weekend. #MyHappyPlace #LoveMyLibrary

AmyK1 I‘ve hesitated on that one for the same reasons. 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Good luck - I found this book more annoying than emotionally exhausting, but that‘s my unpopular opinion! 😬 Also - what‘s your model ship? 😍😍 (edited) 2mo
Tamra Lucky you, enjoy! 😁 2mo
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AmyG Such a good book. Enjoy your “you” time. 2mo
goodbyefrancie @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled The ship's name is Belem. I picked up 8 or 9 of them at an estate sale, all in various sizes. Total impulse buy, but they are so interesting and detailed! 2mo
SaraFair What a lucky girl! 2mo
marleed Oh have a great weekend - so good fo the soul to move about in your unusually empty house from time to time. And great pics! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That‘s super cool. We have some model ships in the house too - none that big though. That‘s awesome 👍 2mo
Cortg In all honesty, it was a tough book to read with some of what happens but it's so, so, so good! 2mo
Reggie If you read this book, tag on 2 days for the sad funk it leaves you in. Enjoy!!! Lol 2mo
perfectsinner It's on my want-to-reads list. 2mo
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Tove_Reads
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Reading it right now. Heard so much about this book, don‘t really know what to expect. I‘m about 25% done.

JacqMac Expect to have your heart torn out, ripped into tiny pieces, glued back together, all haphazard like, and shoved back inside. Enjoy! 😉 2mo
Tove_Reads @JacqMac Thanks?! 😶 (edited) 2mo
sprainedbrain What @JacqMac said. 💔😭 2mo
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TheLibrarian
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1. Tagged - heard it‘s an emotional read
2. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief (I tend not to reread books).
3. Too many (1,500+ owned)
4. “A River in Darkness” last year - ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
5. Tagging you!

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻📚 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow Whew...it's a tough one to get through. 2mo
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JoScho
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💜 Tagged. Not sure I can handle the heartbreak.
💜 I don‘t generally read books more than once but I have read We Are Never Meeting In Real Life twice.
💜 I would say around 600.
💜 Tan France‘s Naturally Tan and I gave it 4🌟
💜 @hermyknee @Craftylikefox
#wondrouswednesday

LeahBergen Same for # 1! 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻💗📚🤗 2mo
Reggie #1 I cry read the last two hours I was reading that book. Lol it is intense. 2mo
JoScho @LeahBergen 😊🖤 2mo
JoScho @Reggie that‘s exactly what I‘m talking about! I don‘t know if I can handle it. 2mo
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LauraBeth
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Thanks for the tag @tournevis and @lynnsoprano!

1. A Little Life - it scares me and has been sitting on my shelf since 2015. 😥
2. I've read Little Women 5 or 6 times. 😊 It was the first book my mom gave me as a kid and I probably go back to it more for nostalgic reasons than anything else.
3. Just checked - 593 books - that seems doable 😂
4. Bad Blood ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
5. I tag anyone who sees this and who wants to join in!

#wondrouswednesday
@eggs

tournevis 😘👍😘 2mo
Lynnsoprano I‘ve lost count of how many times I‘ve read Little Women. How could I have missed that one? 2mo
auntie_jenn you need to read A.L.L. it‘s sooo worth it. i will hold your hand 🙌🏻 2mo
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LauraBeth @auntie_jenn I‘m going to need some hand holding because I‘m not brave! 2mo
LauraBeth @Lynnsoprano Truly one of my favorites ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen # 1. Me, too!! 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen buddy read support group? 😭 2mo
LeahBergen @LauraBeth Yes! We should!! 2mo
Eggs #3 !!! Yes!! 2mo
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huntersmom1977
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@squirrelbrain @Blaire

I‘m on pg 472 and you ladies are so correct!
My heart is broken! I‘m rooting for Jude. Wish I knew this fictional character in real life

😭😭😭

squirrelbrain I know, it really is 😭😭😭 2mo
Blaire Yes...so crushing...but such realistic portrayals. 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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#tainted love
#ayupaugust

Nothing much to add, other than 😭

TrishB Definitely 😭 and 💔 2mo
Cinfhen Echoing both @TrishB @squirrelbrain 😭😭💔 2mo
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dxmy
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5/5⭐

It took me a full month to read this book. Not because it was boring, or slow, or not to my liking. No, because of its intensity. I wanted to keep reading, to keep an eye on Jude, but sometimes, I just had to put it down and remember life can be good. I don't mean this in a negative way or to bash on this book, but it was INTENSE! Gorgeous, but intense! I loved it!!

TrishB A very fair summary. It‘s an emotionally draining, but brilliant book. 2mo
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bookwormgarima
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Pickpick

A great fiction based on friendship...
https://wp.me/pb8EaM-2a

megzlynn Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💕📖💕 2mo
Dragonfairykats Welcome to Litsy, where your TBR will bury you!😆 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈🎈 2mo
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huntersmom1977
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Oh Em Gee!! Do ya‘ll realize I have been on a 13 month waiting list at my library for this book?!? I had the afternoon off and decided to go to my local thrift store, and BAZINGA, here is this beautiful piece of art, practically brand new for $3!!! Yep! The thrift gods were watching over me today 😊

squirrelbrain Be prepared.... 💔 3mo
Suet624 13 months!! 3mo
Blaire It is intense! 3mo
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huntersmom1977 @Suet624 Yep!! I‘m actually happy that I found this book because I don‘t read fast like I use to. Now to only have 3 weeks to read a book through the library, gives me intense anxiety because I dislike rushing 😊 3mo
huntersmom1977 @squirrelbrain @Blaire So far its unbelievable! I‘m prepared for the intensity and a broken heart ❤️ (edited) 3mo
Suet624 Yes, I completely understand. 3mo
dxmy Lucky!! An emotionally draining but GORGEOUS book, worth the heartaches 2mo
huntersmom1977 Ugh I agree @dxmy 2mo
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Naominats
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The axiom of equality states that x always equals x: it assumes that if you have a conceptual thing named x, that it must always be equivalent to itself, that it is in possession of something so irreducible that we must assume it is absolutely, unchangeably equivalent to itself for all time. But it is impossible to prove. It was the kind of axiom that could drive you mad, that could consume you, that could easily become an entire life.

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Hestapleton
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I finished and I am not okay. Sad and tragic, bordering on emotional manipulation of the reader. Fundamentally a story of how to be a friend and how hard it can be to accept ourselves, in all our brokenness. It took me about 400 pages to get into it, but these are characters I won‘t forget. I wept through the last 50 pages. #24in48 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book 21/30 for #BFCR2 and completes one of main book goals for the challenge!

AmyG This book changed me. I will never forget it. 3mo
Reviewsbylola This book will stay with you. 💔 3mo
Hoopiefoot I read this a few years ago and I‘m still not ok. 3mo
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Jilly6183 This book deeply affected me. 3mo
CoffeeK8 I read this like 18 months ago and I still think about it. It really sticks with you 3mo
StayCurious So proud that you finished it! 3mo
Reggie Count on a couple days of funk. Eat some ice cream!!! 3mo
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JillR
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Excited to have an afternoon with my boy spending the @Waterstones vouchers we got for our birthdays 📚 I‘ve read some good books lately but nothing that I‘ve totally loved and has completely consumed me, that I‘d give 5 ⭐️ or more... I‘m thinking of books I‘ve loved like A Little Life, The Goldfinch, The Passage, Tinman. So, before I‘m let loose in the bookshop I‘d love your 5 ⭐️ recommendations! (📷 The British Library)

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JillR Thank you @micheleinphilly - I‘ve seen good reviews for Miracle Creek - I looked for it today but Waterstones didn‘t have the hardback. I think I might pre-order the paperback though :) 3mo
JillR @barbarabb thank you 😊. I‘ve read Conversations with Friends so bought Normal People today. I confess I‘ve had The Luminaries on my stack for a long time but for some reason it scares me 😳. Do I need to be brave?! 3mo
BarbaraBB It scared me too but you‘ll be captured within the first pages! 3mo
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Kappadeemom
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1. Tagged
2.Puffs all the way
3. Sunset because I live in the country and near the beach. Nothing better.
4. Book a trip stat.
5. None. I hated elementary school.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Bklover
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1. Tagged. Difficult and deeply moving. I still miss the characters
2. Crunchy for sure!!!
3. Sunset. Definitely not a morning person!
4. I‘d buy my youngest daughter clothes for college and a very used car.
5. 4th. I had the most amazing teacher ever. We studied Julius Caesar, plus she introduces me to Harriet the Spy. I invited her to dinner at my house (saw it on tv) and she came!❤️
#Friyayintro

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dxmy
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I'm also picking up this one. It's been selling like crazy at work and I want to know more about it. According to Goodreads, it's been on my TBR for quite a while as well, so it seems like good timing haha!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to get in the right frame of mind for this one 💔 3mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

While there were certainly some lovely, powerful pieces to this novel, especially in the middle sections, overall I found it plodding and repetitive and unrealistic in the levels of achievement and wealth and the depths of friendship everyone seems to have. About 100 pages from the end, I found I no longer cared about the characters and trudged my way to the end mainly because I'd already invested 600+ pages.

Caksf @ImperfectCJ I just finished it and had the exact same experience. By page 650 I did not care anymore, and finished because well.. I had read to 650. So many improbable plot points... 1mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Indulging in some afternoon reading. I dropped off my teenager for five days at camp, which is a good thing and I'm so proud of her independence and confidence, but it's also a little emotional for me. It's possible I should have picked a different book to read today. Luckily, my cat came to my aid. Nothing like a cat napping on my chest to put things in perspective.

Crazeedi She will be ok, and your kitty knows you were emotional! They know our moods!😍 3mo
ImperfectCJ @Crazeedi Oh, my cat definitely knows my moods, especially after 19 years together! He's still something of a mystery to me, though. 😆 3mo
Crazeedi @ImperfectCJ I had one live that long! My 2 are 16!! 3mo
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brit91 Awww hes trying to make you feel better! I hope you enjoy your book!😻📚 3mo
jenniferajanes Hello! 👋 I‘m a home educator too. Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 3mo
ImperfectCJ @jenniferajanes Hello back! There are more and more of us (home educators) around! Interest in the option seems to have exploded in the past 10 years or so, although maybe it just seems like that to me because that's about when my interest began in earnest. 3mo
jenniferajanes @ImperfectCJ No, I think you‘re right! My kids are 16 and 14, and we have always homeschooled. I used to be a classroom teacher. Now I teach ESL to Chinese students online. #workfromhome 3mo
ImperfectCJ @brit91 Thanks! He's stopped hanging out with me so much since I started needing to give him daily medicine, so it was extra nice for me that he was willing to give me that attention! 😸 3mo
ImperfectCJ @jenniferajanes That's very cool! We had a neighbor where we used to live who taught ESL to Chinese students online (and in the public schools). We've always homeschooled, too. Mine are 14 and 10 (in a few weeks), so I'm learning a lot right now about the many options for homeschooling through high school. It's somewhat dizzying, but fun. 3mo
jenniferajanes @ImperfectCJ Yes, it is fun! Welcome to homeschooling high school! 3mo
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ImperfectCJ
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I tore myself away from the tagged book for a bit of morning tidepooling. One of the perks of SoCal living. Now back to reading.

brit91 Beautiful view!!😍😍😍😍 3mo
DivineDiana A wonderful benefit! ❤️ 3mo
ImperfectCJ @DivineDiana Indeed! And better to focus on than earthquakes and wildfires! 3mo
ImperfectCJ @brit91 One of my favorites! 3mo
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ImperfectCJ
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I've spent several years judging this book by its cover. Let's see what I think if I look at the pages inside.

violabrain This book is amazing. It is not for the faint of heart, as I‘m sure you have read. But I still think of the characters often, even though I read it well over a year ago. 4mo
nelehelen Omg this booooooook. It ripped my heart apart. It‘s so good. I had the biggest book hangover with this one. 4mo
violabrain @nelehelen Same!! I had to read nonfiction science books for a while after this one because I couldn‘t deal with other fictional characters. They all felt so superficial and not fully realized after the characters in this book. 4mo
ImperfectCJ @violabrain @nelehelen This makes me even more enthusiastic about this book! I love rich characters, and I love watching an author develop them. I'm about 40 pages in, and hopefully I can get in some more reading time before or after fireworks tonight. 4mo
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Bookbroad
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This is the most devastating, heart wrenching and haunting book I‘ve ever read. it repeatedly broke my heart and left me sobbing at the end, sounds terrible but my god what a book!! Such beautiful fully formed characters that you care so deeply for. A masterpiece!

ImperfectCJ I was hanging out on Litsy while trying to decide between this book and two others for my next read, and I think I'll take your review as I sign that I should go for this one. :-) 4mo
Bookbroad Brace yourself! What were the other 2 books out of curiosity? 4mo
TrishB Awesome read 💔 4mo
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squirrelbrain @ImperfectCJ , yes ‘brace yourself‘ as @Bookbroad says. It‘s one of, if not the, best book I‘ve read, but also the most terrible and heartbreaking.... (edited) 4mo
AnneCecilie Jude 💔 4mo
ImperfectCJ @Bookbroad The other two were The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling and Uprooted by Naomi Novik. And just after I posted that comment, Sadie Jones's The Uninvited Guests came in. So I have my work cut out for me for a while, I guess. 4mo
Bklover I love this book more than I can express. Left me in pieces but definitely one of my all time favorites ❤️💔 4mo
Bookbroad @ImperfectCJ these sound great! Will add to my list! 4mo
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Hestapleton
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Getting those morning pages in before it‘s a thousand degrees. I‘m in the middle of three chunksters, which was possibly a mistake, but I‘m determined to finish FLYBOYS today, at the very least.

Freespirit How are you finding A Little Life? That story has stayed with me since I read it 3 years ago ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4mo
StayCurious You can do it Hannah! 4mo
Hestapleton @Freespirit well I‘m only a hundred pages in. I like it, but it‘s slow paced, which makes it hard to keep picking it up. It‘s one of my #bfcr2 goals to finish it! 4mo
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Hestapleton @StayCurious thank you! 💕 4mo
Freespirit Stay with it @Hestapleton it‘s worth it💕 4mo
AmyG @Freespirit Agreed. I absolutely loved that book. 4mo
BooknerdsLife What a cute mug!! 😍💖 4mo
Slajaunie Love that mug!!!! 4mo
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Hestapleton
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I swear to God, this is the summer I finish this book!

IndoorDame 👏💪💛 4mo
LapReader It took me a year. I loved it but it was so hard to read. 4mo
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cathysaid
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1. Jude
2. Love
3. His acceptance of his own frailty and that of others, conversely, promotes a special brand of perseverance unique to Jude and his experiences. Read a couple of years ago and I still think about this character almost every day.
4. Thanks for the tag @Trashcanman ❤️

#WhatWouldYouDo @DannyHattan

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BooknerdsLife
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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#30JuneBooks #SpinePoetry & #MadeYouCry
I'm terrible at poetry but heres my attempt & books that made me ugly cry

A Man Called Ove,
A Little Life
The Time Traveler's Wife,
All the Light We Cannot See
Me Before You,
The Fault In Our Stars
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Haven't read All the Light & tagged book yet but I know I will cry my eyes out with them
Do you see your favorite here?Do U like books that made U cry?
#booknerd #bibliiphile #poetry

akckitty I've read half of those books and while they're all really sad and know the parts I should of cried during, I've actually never cried during a book!! Don't know why haha. All the light we cannot see and a little life are some personal favs. :) 4mo
BooknerdsLife @akckitty Awww you‘re blessed for haven‘t cried while reading a book🤗💕🌸 Maybe it‘s just me, I cried too easily with books & movies...& I mean ugly cried almost like sobbing 😂I‘m not proud LOL But some of these books really tugged at my heartstrings! I‘ve heard so much about All the Light & cant wait to read it...but still scared to even start A Little Life! I‘m Not Ready! 😭 4mo
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AnneCecilie
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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#MadeYouCry #30junebooks

This book had me in tears for 350/400p of its 700p. I had to stop reading because I couldn‘t read because of all the tears.

I don‘t think I‘m the only one who had this reaction to this book.

squirrelbrain Such a good book, but sooooo sad 😢 4mo
BooknerdsLife Aaaahhhh!!!! The exact reason I‘m scared to pick it up yet!! 😬🙈 4mo
Reggie No you are not. Basically the section “The Happy Years” to the end 😭😭 4mo
Bookbroad Just finished it and it has actually broken me. Just wanted to look at other reviews to know I was amongst like minded friends!! 4mo
AnneCecilie @Bookbroad I think it‘s safe to say that you are not alone. I cried so much during this read, and I was a mess afterwards. 4mo
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Tove_Reads
A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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A Finnish hockey player read this book during the world championships, and the book is now out of print in Finland. Every single library has a long queue... 😁 Has anyone of you Littens read it?

irre It‘s a great book, but not an easy subject matter. 5mo
StaceyAnneHoffer I have and it was incredible. I would read it again, easily. But also I would cry and cry. 5mo
SilversReviews I haven‘t, but it sounds good. Love the accompanying letter. 5mo
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DivineDiana On the TBR stack! Maybe this year! 5mo
Soubhiville It‘s an amazing book, but one of the saddest I‘ve ever read. 5mo
Jerdencon @Soubhiville I totally agree - rough book but worth it! 5mo
AmyG One of my most favorite books. And what @Soubhiville said. 5mo
ephemeralwaltz It's incredible 5mo
ephemeralwaltz It's tough and raw and vivid 5mo
BooknerdsLife That‘s incredible to know!!! I have it on my TBR since forever but am still too scared to start 😅 4mo
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AmyG
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@Kdgordon88 Thank you for the #Debra‘s5KGiveaway and congrats on your milestone! 🎉

My favorite book....one of my top few....is the tagged book. I love the depth of feelings...the saddness and the love. The characters were so vivid that I became so invested in them all. I had read this on my ipad and the minute I finished it I ran to. Barnes and Noble to buy it as I needed to have a physical copy. Such a wonderful book.

AmyG My most wished for book is Stay Sexy & Don‘t Get Murdered. I‘m a murderino. 🔪🔪🔪 5mo
Kdgordon88 Thanks for entering, Amy! A Little Life changed me and is a favorite of mine as well. 5mo
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CuriousG
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I knew from the start this book was going to rip my heart out & tear it into tiny pieces, yet I still was not prepared for the grief I'm feeling. A truly amazing novel that shows the best & worst of mankind, & everything in between. The 4 friends, & extended cast of characters, were all fascinating & wouldn't let me quit, even when the going got tough (which it did frequently.) Trigger warnings - any conceivable trigger is covered at some point.

Reggie Oof, this book. Be prepared not to feel like yourself for a couple of days. 5mo
Davor I've had this book in my TBR pile for a while. I can't wait to get to it and feel like an emotional wreck 😅 5mo
CuriousG @Reggie I'm feeling pretty heavy today - I think you're right about it following me around for a few days (or longer!) 5mo
CuriousG @Davor I had it sitting on my shelf, literally for years, waiting for the right moment to be emotionally devastated. Definitely worth it though! If you haven't read People in the Trees, it is also completely devastating and yet brilliant 5mo
Davor @CuriousG I haven't read it, I'll check it out. Thanks for the rec! 5mo
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CuriousG
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It's been a hard slog, but in the last 100 pages now. Somehow I feel like all the swearing in the world is not going to make this last bit any easier #gutwrenching

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Cinfhen
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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#MayMovieMagic what a haunting beautiful song @rohit-sawant 🎵I googled the English lyrics to #LeTempsDeLaAmour and immediately thought of this haunting beautiful story.

🎶It is the time of love,
the time of friends and adventure.
when the time comes and goes,
one thinks of nothing in spite of one's wounds🎶
Fan art from Google (no named credit)

TrishB Great choice ❤️ feeling a bit clueless for this one at the moment! 5mo
Cinfhen I think the French initially threw me too @TrishB but I have confidence in you ‼️🙌🏻 5mo
Kalalalatja Great pick for the lyrics! 5mo
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rohit-sawant Right?! It's such a gem. Can't wait to read the book. I'd stacked it a while back. 5mo
Cinfhen Be prepared @rohit-sawant this book will leave you emotionally bruised 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Kalalalatja 😘 5mo
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CuriousG
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Still too cold to sit and read outside, but going to sneak in 30 minutes of reading next to a sunny window before resuming today's chores #priorities #readingwins

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Book_heaven_24
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I‘m dying out here people. We must protect Jude at all cost!

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Book_heaven_24
A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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Some books I‘m currently reading, most importantly A Little Life which I‘m reading for the fiction side of it. Sometimes getting too much of one thing may make me dislike it so we are evening out the genres!

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CuriousG
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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After years sitting on my shelf, I finally worked up the courage to start this one. I know it will break my heart, but I am ready.

AmyG It that good. 5mo
kelseynicburke It‘s worth it I promise 5mo
CuriousG @kelseynicburke I sure hope so! 5mo
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CuriousG
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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After years sitting on my shelf, I finally worked up the courage to start this one. I know it will break my heart, but I am ready.

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Blair_Reads
A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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It‘s gorgeous weather today! Outside reading with Miss Daisy 🐶

RadicalReader Adorable puppy so when you go on to the vet with your puppy you‘re literally Driving Miss Daisy!!! 😂😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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