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Nightbitch
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
A high wire act of a novel that expertly balances the uncanny and quotidian moments of early motherhood. Yoder's writing is graceful, funny and unnerving as hell.--JENNY OFFILL, New York Times bestselling author of Weather and Dept. of Speculation In this blazingly smart and voracious debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog. One day, the mother was a mother, but then one night, she was quite suddenly something else... An ambitious mother puts her art career on hold to stay at home with her newborn son, but the experience does not match her imagination. Two years later, she steps into the bathroom for a break from her toddler's demands, only to discover a dense patch of hair on the back of her neck. In the mirror, her canines suddenly look sharper than she remembers. Her husband, who travels for work five days a week, casually dismisses her fears from faraway hotel rooms. As the mother's symptoms intensify, and her temptation to give in to her new dog impulses peak, she struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity secret. Seeking a cure at the library, she discovers the mysterious academic tome which becomes her bible, A Field Guide to Magical Women: A Mythical Ethnography, and meets a group of mommies involved in a multilevel-marketing scheme who may also be more than what they seem. An outrageously original novel of ideas about art, power, and womanhood wrapped in a satirical fairy tale, Nightbitch will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. And you should. You should howl as much as you want.
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Sarahreadstoomuch
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

I have no idea how to talk about this most unusual story…. On one hand, it‘s about a new mom who gave up her career in art to stay home with her little boy and now thinks she‘s turning into a dog. On the other, it‘s commentary on gender roles and finding fulfillment in life. It‘s horrifying and very out there, but yet I could relate to many of her feelings when I was a young SAHM. #bookspinbingo #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1w
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sailu112
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
Bailedbailed

I really tried to love this book. But 1/3rd into the book, I had the same knowledge as I had 5 pages in. Although real, it was mundane reading the same thing over and over again for 70 pages.

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Maggie4483
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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OMG… @Mynameisacolour you did too much! I love everything…but ESPECIALLY the peachy dish towel and the spatula with measurements conversions that I will definitely be using all the time. I can‘t wait to read the book! Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!

And thank you @BennettBookworm for organizing the #recipeswap. This was such a fun swap!

HeathHof Awesome! So glad you liked your package! Thank you so much for mine! I love it. I'm about to post here in a sec. So sorry for the delay this weekend had been a 💩⛈️ 1mo
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sarahbarnes
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

Two books that were fun to read in succession, as stories of women finding their power and wielding it in unexpected, at times uncomfortable, ways. Both were picks for me. 💪🏼

BarbaraBB This will please @Megabooks both are favorites of her 😀 2mo
Megabooks I does please me!! 👍🏻💯 @BarbaraBB 2mo
Megabooks Excellent observation about these books! Glad you enjoyed both. 2mo
vivastory I read both of these in January as they were on my #NewYearWhoDis list that I got matched with @megabooks & I loved both 2mo
sarahbarnes @Megabooks @vivastory glad to hear you both loved these as well! It was a happy accident that I read them together. 2mo
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Oryx
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Mehso-so

I liked the first half of this - really interesting exploration of "the mother" and her experience of motherhood. But as it got more bizarre I just lost interest, and it became quite unpleasant in parts. Ended up skimming the last third. Feels like it was a short story that was expanded, and might have been better as something short.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 never fancied picking this one up. 3mo
squirrelbrain What @TrishB said - this one always sounded a bit weird for me and you‘ve just confirmed that. 3mo
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Lauren890
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I weirdly enjoyed this book about a mother who believes she‘s turning into dog. I‘m not a mother but found a lot of this relatable and/or echoing my anxieties over becoming a mother. I liked that it wasn‘t all focused on drudgery but had times of complete joy too. This was definitely surrealist and became more absurd as the book went on. I do recommend for people who like this sort of book!

Lauren890 This was a #gettbr recommendation. 3mo
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Oryx
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Bought entirely for its slightly disturbing cover (but it does sound interesting as well).

Daisy: 'what did you call me?'

TrishB The other cover with the massive piece of meat is even more disturbing / I have to rush scroll past that one! 3mo
Cathythoughts I don‘t like that piece of meat cover either ! This one is better , I‘m more attracted to the book now 👍 (edited) 3mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 3mo
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thewallflower0707
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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I didn‘t know anything about #Nightbitch at time of buying except that everything about it looked & sounded extremely cool. It‘s about an exhausted and frustrated mother/wife who slowly turns into a wild dog.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️,5/5

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Chelsea.Poole
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Am I about to call a book about a mother transforming into a dog “relatable”?! It‘s a testament to Yoder‘s ability to say that I was totally on board with this outrageous story, as I‘m not often a fan of these types.
How is it that motherhood is simultaneously the most insane, impossible concept, but also the very basic and most primal relationship of all human existence? I‘m glad I finally gave this a chance. Excellent.

March #DoubleSpin

Lindy I thought it was relatable… and I‘m not even a mother! 😂 4mo
Chelsea.Poole @Lindy I feel like howling at the moon every once in a while. Maybe we are creatures from the ‘mythical women‘ library book Nightbitch was reading….? 🤔 🐺 4mo
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Lindy @Chelsea.Poole Ha! I thought of Women Who Run with the Wolves too 😁 3mo
she.epeolatry I liked this but I would have preferred it more as a novella or short story. 3mo
Chelsea.Poole @she.epeolatry yes, I can see this working in a shorter format. But I‘m surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I could‘ve listed to several more hours of this! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 3mo
Megabooks Fantastic review!! 3mo
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abookishbutterfly
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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I came home tonight to a lot of book mail!

I earned enough Readers‘ Rewards points to claim a free book. Technically, I earned enough to claim two books, but I didn‘t claim them both at once. I chose Nightbitch with my first redemption code.

I wanted to replace my damaged paperback of Room so I bought a reasonably priced secondhand hardcover on eBay.

And I won All Girls from St. Martin‘s Griffin in a Goodreads giveaway.

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khooliha
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Mehso-so

You ever hate a man so much that it kills your enthusiasm for a book? I sure have, and recently!

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khooliha
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER

I feel like this book should read fast, but I am continually getting bogged down by HOW MUCH I hate this husband

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rmaclean4
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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January Read Books
5 🌟
Nightbitch: Rachel Yoder 🎧
4.5 🌟
These Precious Days: Ann Patchett 🎧
Intimacies: Katie Kitmura 📖
Salt Slow: Julia Armfield 📖
The Island of Missing Trees: Elif Shavak 📖
3 🌟
Love After Love: Ingrid Persaud 🎧
When The Sky Fell Apart: Caroline Lea 📖
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: Neil Gaiman 📖
2.5 🌟
Catherine House: Elisabeth Thomas🎧
2 🌟
A Spell of Winter: Helen Dunmore

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jdiehr
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

A weird, unique satire on womanhood and motherhood.

At times funny, often gross, always offbeat.

I have never read another book like it and almost bailed early on, but it earned a 'pick' for it's one-of-a-kind-ness and the ending that somehow made it all okay in a squeamish way.

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MicheleinPhilly
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Panpan

Unpopular opinion but this REALLY didn‘t work for me. It started off promisingly enough but then just seemed to devolve into an interminable bitch fest about motherhood. Even though it‘s only around 250 pages, it just felt endless. I started skimming when she started killing and mutilating small animals and laughed my way through her ridiculous “art piece.” I give it an extra star for reinforcing my desire to never have kids 100-fold. 👎🏼

RaeLovesToRead When she started mutilating and killing small anim.... WHAT?!?!?! Thanks for the content warning. I already disliked the cover but it doesn't sound like it's for me 😬😔 5mo
eanderson I don‘t know why but I laughed hard at your review! 😂 I thoroughly love your honesty. I will say it made me not want to read it. I cannot stand books like this. 5mo
rachelsbrittain Yeah, the animal killing was *rough* 5mo
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youneverarrived 😂 I loved it but she was harsh on motherhood (couldn‘t relate to that but I know people that would) 5mo
TrishB I can‘t even think about reading because of the cover. But the animal stuff is a definite no no. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB You would HATE this book. 5mo
TrishB I‘m taking that as a don‘t read 😁 5mo
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rmaclean4
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

First 5 🌟 read of the year. Loved this surreal look at new motherhood. It captured the self doubt, boredom, nad anger of being a stay at home Mom. It also captured the love and caring as well. So suprised I loved this book so much. 😍

BookwormM Great book 5mo
rmaclean4 @BookwormM agreed! 5mo
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youneverarrived
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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I love that this is (I think) a metaphor for female rage, intuition & power. The commentary on motherhood isn‘t subtle - she depicts loneliness, the feeling of her work as a mother not being valued, giving up work etc but it‘s mixed in with some crazy, weird stuff which I loved. It got stranger as it went on and I gave up trying to analyse it 😂 I know a few that would relate to Nightbitch. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB Great review and it must be fun to read this being a young mother too! 5mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB thank you! It was, although I didn‘t fully relate to how she felt (luckily I have a partner who helps a lot) we all have similar struggles as mothers I think! 5mo
Cathythoughts Great review and picture Katie 💫 5mo
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BarbaraBB I was so annoyed about her partner!! 5mo
Megabooks Fantastic review! 5mo
Megabooks And yes the husband was utter 💩 5mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thanks Cathy 😘 5mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB @Megabooks agree! His whole ‘I‘ve been to work all week so I don‘t have to take full responsibility for my child‘ attitude 😬 5mo
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vivastory
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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The unnamed MC of Yoder's novel, referred to throughout by Nightbitch, is a wife & a stay at home mother. Forced to quit her satisfying job in an art gallery due to the demands of her infant, she is left alone with her son as her husband travels for work during the week. Riffing on Kafka, Yoder informs us of the changes that our MC starts to notice in the opening paragraph. I was hooked on Yoder's novel from the strange & humorous opening & it👇

vivastory did not disappoint. Although it is a different story from Awad's Bunny, this has similar vibes & is the follow-up that I have been waiting for. Like Bunny I can see this book being divisive for the surreal premise. I thought it was an imaginative book tackling motherhood in an arresting way. Plus, the ending is hands down the best that I have read so far this year. #NewYearWhoDis @megabooks @monalyisha 5mo
Megabooks Fabulous review! I 💯 agree about the ending. I can see the similarities you‘re drawing to Bunny. I think NB is a more worthy follow up to Bunny than Awad‘s latest, which I was not a fan of. I‘d be interested to read your thoughts if you decide to try it. 5mo
vivastory @Megabooks Thanks! I was planning on taking a couple of days with this, but it was so compelling I couldn't stop. That's a shame ai All's Well. I am planning on reading it at some point but will temper my expectations. 5mo
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vivastory *about All's Well 5mo
monalyisha More excited about this than I was before, even, now! I freakin‘ loved Bunny. 🖤 Fantastic review! 5mo
readordierachel Hot damn, this sounds good! Just jumped to the top of my tbr 5mo
vivastory @monalyisha Thanks! Yoder's passages about the importance of art to the MC is very moving. There's also a great book in the book. 5mo
vivastory @readordierachel I think you'll love it! I meant to tag you because it seems like one that you'd really dig! 5mo
batsy This has been on my TBR and I'm really keen to get to it. Great review and great choice of images 😆 5mo
vivastory @batsy Thanks! I'll be curious to see what you make of it. I almost used the dogs playing poker painting, but then I found these 😂🐶 5mo
Reggie Love the collage! And the review. 5mo
BarbaraBB You and @Megabooks should exchange suggestions forever! Great review. I enjoyed this one more than Bunny 😉 5mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB I've always enjoyed Meg's reviews.👏 I know that she said she is going to focus more on fiction this year, so I'm sure I'll wind up adding quite a few books to my TBR based on her reviews. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for Yoder's future releases. 5mo
youneverarrived The pictures 😂 I finished this a few days ago and like you I couldn‘t put it down! 5mo
vivastory @youneverarrived I had to use these when I found them 😂 Such a strange yet smart & moving book! 5mo
vivastory @Reggie Thanks! I don't know if it's on your TBR but I think you'd like it 5mo
Addison_Reads Excellent review. I haven't read Bunny, but I just finished All's Well. I definitely didn't enjoy All's Well like Nightbitch, but I'll have to move Bunny up on my TBR now. 5mo
vivastory @Addison_Reads I think that you'd really enjoy Bunny. It's funny & weird. Not sure if you've read this one but..speaking of Awad, she blurbed this genre-bender that was released couple years ago. I thought it was great & the meta aspects reminded me of SG Jones at times 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Best photo collage ever 😂 (Also, this book was weird 😆) 5mo
vivastory @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😂 Thanks! I enjoyed hearing you speak about it on Shawn's BookTube 👏👏 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 🤭 oh gosh, thanks! 5mo
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vivastory
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Really enjoying the tagged book so far. From the brilliant opening paragraph riffing on Kafka's famous first sentence of Metamorphosis to the unexpected echos with Cultish. Feminist, imaginative, humorous. #NewYearWhoDis @Megabooks @monalyisha

monalyisha Ha! 5mo
Addison_Reads One of my recent favorites. I can't wait to see your review. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly This is my book club‘s pick this month. I‘m looking forward to it. 5mo
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Megabooks Yes! Very interesting to read so closely to Cultish! 5mo
vivastory @Addison_Reads I will definitely finish it tomorrow, if not today. Glad to hear that it's a favorite 5mo
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly I think this will make for a good book club pick. Seems like it could be polarizing just bc of the premise 5mo
vivastory @Megabooks I love those kind of echoes between recent reads 5mo
PlobyR This looks really interesting! Definitely now on my ‘to read‘ list! 5mo
vivastory @PlobyR Enjoy! It's a great read. 5mo
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vivastory
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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I have been looking forward to starting this one all week. I often bring my current read to work & my supervisor & colleagues will occasionally comment on it if they spot it on my desk. I figured it might be best to not take this one to work 😂
#NewYearWhoDis @Megabooks @monalyisha

Megabooks Lol!! 😂😂 maybe not. 5mo
monalyisha Ha! I wish you would! 5mo
merelybookish Probably a wise choice. You'd just be asking for comments. 5mo
marleed I love the cover art on this version! 5mo
vivastory @marleed I'm actually reading the US version but I like this one more & I know the US cover makes some people uncomfortable 5mo
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LisaLovesToRead
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

This book started as fun and unique. I appreciate the commentary on the difficulties & power of motherhood & womanhood. However, it was feeling slow & a little repetitive toward the end. Still, it is unique enough (& a short enough read) that I would recommend it.

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Emilymdxn
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

Dark and surreal but absolutely wonderful, this was a shocking but pretty perfect novel. I worried I wouldn‘t be able to relate to it as a novel about motherhood when I‘m not a parent, but the writing was so evocative and the perfect mix of relatable and twistedly odd that I empathised enough but never felt bored. So so original and strange.

Tw animal cruelty and death just fyi

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Emilymdxn
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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First Christmas after the death of a close family member was never gonna be an easy one, and it‘s felt a lot more ‘grown up‘ and less festive than I‘d have originally expected or hoped, particularly with the funeral on the 22nd. Everyone in the house is feeling quite down atm but looking back on Christmas now I‘m proud of having helped and looked after people and bought good presents that brought people joy.

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Emilymdxn I haven‘t managed much reading or the #wintergames2021 and tbh it‘s been a bit of a bad time for the old brain but I‘m trying to look positively at how much I‘ve managed. Taking the evening in the bath with a Christmas bath bomb to read the tagged book. I‘ve also started working on a masters degree application, worked out and bought some discounted posh workout leggings so I‘m trying to do all the stuff that makes brains better! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I know how you're feeling, I've been going through something similar. I've never "adulted" so much in my life. ❤️❤️ 6mo
Emilymdxn @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego that‘s the exact word for it! I guess Christmas is a time that particularly exposes when you feel like a child and when you feel like an adult, eh? Sending lots of love, hope you‘re doing well 🥰 6mo
marleed @Emilymdxn @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I‘m sure sorry you are both moving through the deaths of loved ones this week. I know it‘s hard to grieve as you need to grieve when you want to be merry for the memories of the season. It‘s just not fair. But grieve as you need for as long as you need. And even when you are happy again, it‘s ok to step back and grieve some more. 6mo
Magpiegem I‘m very sorry to hear both you and @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego are going through such a tough time this Christmas. I will be thinking of you both. And I‘m glad to hear @Emilymdxn that you are finding small ways to take care of yourself. Xx 6mo
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youneverarrived
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Waterstones have all hardbacks at half price so bought myself these two I‘ve been wanting to read 🤍

squirrelbrain Good picks! I haven‘t read either,but heard good things…. 6mo
Erinreadsthebooks I really liked Nightbitch. It‘s not for everyone but definitely for me. 6mo
Megabooks I think you‘ll enjoy 6mo
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youneverarrived @squirrelbrain Jeannette Winterson is one of my favourite authors and this sounds really interesting 6mo
youneverarrived @Erinreadsthebooks I love how ‘out there‘ it sounds 6mo
youneverarrived @Megabooks I‘m going to read it when I‘ve finished my current books, it sounds brilliant 6mo
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Emilymdxn
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Thank you SO much Abi for my #jolabokaflodswap gift! The chocolate is gorgeous and this book is so perfect - I literally went to a shop to look for it yesterday but they didn‘t have it. I‘m afraid I didn‘t see your username in my card (sorry if I just missed it!) so I can‘t tag you but I‘m so grateful and hope you see this!

Reading with candles lit, rain outside and a roast in the oven - magnificently aesthetic. @MaleficentBookDragon

marleed I love this cover for this book! 6mo
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Addison_Reads
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

So weird, yet relatable and wonderful.

I really don't have the words to explain this book properly in a review. The author explores the dark, exhausting, and often lonely areas of being a mother, and being a woman.

I'm really surprised at how much I loved this one.

Megabooks Same! 6mo
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britt_brooke
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Popped into The Bookshop in East Nashville and came home with these beauties + a gorgeous new puzzle!

#bookhaul

vivastory I hope you like Piranesi. It was my biggest surprise of the year! 6mo
britt_brooke @vivastory Seeing it on so many favorites of 2021 lists is what made me grab it! 6mo
vivastory I think you'll like it. It's a really unique & thought provoking work. Hope your holidays are pleasant 6mo
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britt_brooke @vivastory Thanks - and same to you! 😊 6mo
BarbaraBB Both are good and with a puzzle you‘re in for a great Christmas break! 6mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB For sure! 🎄🤩 6mo
Megabooks Loved both! Enjoy! 6mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thank you! Always good to have your endorsement! 6mo
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ImperfectCJ
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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This novel speaks to me. As a stay-at-home mom, the twin pulls of external acceptance and the magic of child-rearing eat at me, and Yoder does a great job parsing these two. I love that nothing's either/or here, but all both/and, a recognition of the magic of reproduction without the corny lip service.

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Augustdana
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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In a bit of a pickle as I haven‘t been able to find anything that piques my interest, sent a few books back to the library. Giving this one a go. Also feeling the pressure cause I‘ve got five books left in my challenge this year 😬

BarbaraBB I know what you mean! 7mo
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nichollinlove
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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I had no idea what to expect going into this. Nightbitch was entirely relatable when it comes to her insight on motherhood and womanhood. The meaning behind the feral half of this book is also valid for many of us.

I won't lie, I was definitely uncomfortable at different times. I understand why the author deemed them necessary too. I couldn't have accepted another ending for this book. Nightbitch full circled her woman vs. mommy.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

nichollinlove It was hard to decide whether or not I felt like (as a mother) I was being mocked. As if moms are inherently blood thirsty or dogs. If it hadn't ended with "performance art" and everything being a dysphemism for woman/motherhood I think I would have hated the story. Especially after the cat scene and I don't even like cats ? 8mo
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SaraBeagle
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

So dark and weird and hilarious. And the commentary is spot on.

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WellReadCatLady
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

Fantastic book that captures both the joy and extra burden of motherhood in today‘s society.

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rachelsbrittain
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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My friend @laurenispmad just got a litsy! Go follow her and give her a warm litsy welcome!

P.s. she has an adorable cat names Oates so I'm hoping for lots of cute book and cat pics 😁

TheSpineView @laurenispmad Welcome to Litsy! The best bookish community around! 🤗 8mo
ozma.of.oz Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 8mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Welcome @laurenispmad Happy Reading 8mo
JessClark78 Welcome to Litsy! @laurenispmad 🙂📚 8mo
Tera66 Welcome to Litsy!!!😊 8mo
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bibliobliss
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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PROBABLY THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ. That's it, that's the review (for now).

5 / 5 ⭐️

BookwormM Agreed loved this one 8mo
bibliobliss @BookwormM it's so good!! 8mo
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bibliobliss
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER

Too much power makes a woman dangerous, and that was her project: creation and power.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

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bibliobliss
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER

THIS ⬇️

How many generations of women had delayed their greatness only to have time extinguish it completely? How many women had run out of time while the men didn't know what to do with theirs?

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

BookwormM Loved this book 8mo
bibliobliss @BookwormM I am loving it too!! 8mo
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azulaco
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

This was super weird. Some good observations on motherhood, but really really weird. I liked it, I guess? Three and a half stars.

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rachelsbrittain
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

A wonderfully strange speculative novel about a mother struggling with anger, exhaustion, and feelings of inadequacy after giving up work as an artist to stay at home with her young son. Her increasingly feral and dog-like urges begin to take over, transforming into something between magic and performance art as she pushes to reclaim her power.

TW for graphic depictions of animals being killed (including a pet cat, which was fairly disturbing)

Erinreadsthebooks I loved this book, and the cat incident was disturbing BUT what I remember more than that was how she described digging the grave. The dog references were brilliant! 9mo
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rachelsbrittain
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Trying to finish writing 2 articles and reading 2 books by tomorrow. Let's go!

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Well-ReadNeck
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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There are some fantastic novels out this year about motherhood and this one is right up there at the top. I put off picking this one up because the blurb seemed over the top. Do not be dissuaded, this is fantastic. #ARC

kyraleseberg This is a definitely a top read of the year for me! 9mo
Cathythoughts I really like your review & all the good reviews here … the cover keeps putting me off 😬 (edited) 9mo
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rachelsbrittain
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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A little afternoon reading to take a break from my 101 deadlines this week

bibliobliss I'm loving this book!! 😍 9mo
rachelsbrittain @bibliobliss it's so strange and fascinating! I'm really loving it 9mo
nichollinlove I cannot wait for this to come in at the library! I read an interview with the author and she made it sound so good! 9mo
bibliobliss @nichollinlove it's surprising how good it is (in my opinion of course) 9mo
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bibliobliss
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Me & my Son ⬆️

"She surged with mommy adrenaline, the knowledge she was doing what was best for her child and focusing on his needs. How can I be a more perfect mother? she wanted to know. She was nearly foaming at the mouth with the question, with projecting the most mommyishness she could. Of course, there would be some dog in there, too, but she could just tuck that in behind everything, behind her most excellent motherhood."

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BookwormM Lovely photo 💕 9mo
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bibliobliss @BookwormM thank you 💕 9mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

Rachel Yoder (now on my autobuy author list) is pretty close to Ottessa Moshfegh level for me. Five big ole stars for this witty romp into motherhood and the sacrifices mothers are expected to make for the family. So much underlying humor, and truly, any book that includes this many references to dogs and dog behavior is an absolute, tremendous sized WIN in my book. I loved every bit of it! 💯✊🐕🦮🐺

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BarbaraBB
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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#BookReport 38/21

Though I feel as if I am hardly reading I did manage to finish these three. Both #1001books were good, Nightbitch didn‘t really work for me!

Cinfhen Nice week 🧡 9mo
sarahbarnes I‘ve been wondering about Nightbitch, good to hear your thoughts on it. 9mo
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes You might love it, it is real good indeed but went a bit over my head in the end! 9mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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“Yes, she would go to Jen‘s herb party. And, yes, she would invest in herbs. She needed all she could get at this point. Was there a Rage-Be-Gone variety?” 😂💯💯

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Erinreadsthebooks
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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“All Nightbitch wanted was never to do night-nights again for the rest of her life.” Yall, this book 😆💯

rachelsbrittain Well that was certainly enough to get me to look up the synopsis and add the book to my shelf 😂 9mo
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BarbaraBB
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Mehso-so

I loved the premise of a stay at home mom who hates being at home and despises the perfect moms in the park who seem completely happy with their lives. This mother was an artist, having a dream job, she was meant to DO things and now it‘s just her and her son. At home. She is bored and angry, and one day all that anger expresses itself in becoming Nightbitch.
So far so good. But in the end I lost it. Performance art and bunnies 🐰?!

LeahBergen Nice review! And are you at a spa, you lucky thing?? 9mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen I was… I thought I deserved a massage 😇 9mo
LeahBergen That you do! 9mo
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Megabooks I hope you enjoyed your massage! #jealous I‘m sorry you struggled with the book. I can see how you found parts of it relatable and other parts too off base. I liked the crazy parts for the same reason I enjoyed Bunny. 🤔 9mo
TrishB There‘s no reviews making me want to read this one yet! 9mo
Hooked_on_books Part of me is drawn to this book and part of me is repelled by it (especially that cover, since I‘m vegetarian 🤢), so I think based on your review I‘ll continue to hold off for now. Maybe someday! 9mo
Ruthiella Yeah, I found the end a bit of a letdown too. A little too neat. (edited) 9mo
CarolynM It does sound like a fabulous premise. Sorry it was disappointing. 9mo
BarbaraBB @CarolynM @Hooked_on_books @TrishB It is real good until the last 50 pages or so. Like @Ruthiella says it felt a bit too neat. It was a bit absurd all along but somehow believable until that moment. But you might love it all the way. Like @Megabooks did - and that says a lot! 9mo
Cathythoughts My curiosity is up … I might try a sample on kindle 9mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts I like that! 9mo
Chelsea.Poole @Hooked_on_books same here! I keep thinking I‘ll give it a go but then the US cover art -bleck- and I don‘t know about all the weirdness I‘ve heard others discuss. 🤔 9mo
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BookishTrish
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Pickpick

I‘m calling this Mona Awad light. I loved the concept and the writing, but wish Yoder had leaned in harder to the strange and resisted the urge to tie up the ending so neatly. I‘m keen to see what she does next. #netgalley

ReadingEnvy I'm looking forward to this one! 9mo
LA_Mead Ooh I just bought that one! 9mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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“Now the mother did not want another thing needing her, needing to be cuddled, fed, washed, cooed at, and doted over. Now she wanted only silence and not to be touched.”

Pretty sure I‘ve said those exact same words ✊😬

AutumnRLS TRUTH 😆 9mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Mehso-so

3⭐ | NARRATION 😁 = Very Good
What made me listen to this when I know I don‘t really care for Magical Realism; most of the time...this time included? Nightbitch. It beckoned to me...I had to know what Nightbitch was all about. I get what the author was trying to accomplish here, or I mostly do and I can appreciate that for what it is...but damn...this went off the rails a little bit. The thing with the cat...that was a little much for me.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 9mo
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