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Honey Girl (Original)
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."-- Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls' trip to Vegas to celebrate. She's a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn't know...until she does exactly that. This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father's plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn't feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her parent's expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows. In New York, she's able to ignore all the constant questions about her future plans and falls hard for her creative and beautiful wife, Yuki Yamamoto. But when reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she's been running from all along--the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood.
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Kenyazero
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I really enjoyed this book, especially because I felt Grace's struggles. I don't face barriers from racism between me and my chosen career, but I am very familiar with reorienting my life after accademia and with feeling lost after school ended. It was also fun seeing how Grace handled accidentally marrying a woman she didn't know in Vegas. Content warnings for racism and panic attacks. #LGBTQ #WarmBooks #College

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Katie.happens
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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I was enchanted by Honey Girl when I first started reading it. I love an interracial relationship in books and in movies (it seems abuse is more tolerated sometimes than simply a couple that doesn‘t match 🙄). I loved the LGBTQA+ representation because I feel like there aren‘t many mainstream representations of such relationships either. However, by the end of the novel, the dramatic writing style wore on me a bit. A like not a love.

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Hooked_on_books
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Grace has just achieved her PhD in astronomy but is flailing, which manifests in her drunkenly marrying a stranger in Vegas. This book is billed as a romance, and while there‘s that element, it‘s really about those moments in life when we are lost and just don‘t know what to do next. I found this extremely relatable. I just loved it!

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Gnora
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Continuing my vacation book binge. Next up is my February 2021 BOTM pick, Honey Girl! 🍯

#BOTM #vacation #TBRbuster

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nitalibrarian
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Honey Girl and my tired girl. I put three Book of the Month spaces on my August #BookSpinBingo and I'm starting my 2nd one now. #botm

Nute Oh, get some rest, Peri!🐶💚 5mo
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morevna
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers

"Grace looks at Ximena. She is Grace‘s steady thing, her roots digging into the earth like an orange grove tree. Grace waits and Ximena‘s fingers tangle in her own. I‘m here, they say. Give me a minute, I‘m here."

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morevna
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers

"She shoves between the two of them, their solid and steady person. They lean on her, and she lets them."

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Sharanya
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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I honestly don‘t know if I read this book or if this book read me. If someone asked me for an example of how writers can write novels poetically, I would point to this. Every sentence literally *sings*. If the gorgeous writing wasn‘t enough, the romance was sweet, the characters dynamic. & then there‘s the way the author lovingly handled themes of millennial burnout & depression. I cried. A stellar book, through & through. ★★★★★.

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TracyReadsBooks
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas unless you wake up from a dream that you met a girl, partied all night, got married & realize it wasn‘t a dream. Will this one night of drunken fun change everything for Grace Porter or will her life fall back into her old routines? I see why my coworkers love this book & while I didn‘t like it quite as much as they do, it was still an entertaining read & a soft pick for me.

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TracyReadsBooks
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Starting this morning…

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Victoria6
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Book #17

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GypsyKat
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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The #TBR pile on my nightstand is getting slightly out of hand. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

Laughterhp I like the color of the books toward the top. That pinkish purplish hue. 8mo
GypsyKat @Laughterhp Me too! 8mo
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kera_11
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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“I think the sun saw something in you, something bright all on its own, and it picked you.”
THIS. BOOK. IS. SO. SWEET.
AND. IMPORTANT. I‘m talking REPRESENTATION!!
Absolutely loved this book. The characters are so easy to love, and this book did an incredible job of addressing real struggles that people in their 20s deal with.

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Literaturenut
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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An achingly beautiful coming of age story.

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kimmypete1
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Last book of April. Really enjoyed this f/f romance that had a healthy does of self discovery.

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kimmypete1
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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It‘s a beautiful evening to sit outside and read. Hoping to finish this one today to have one more book down for April.

I feel like I‘ve been totally MIA, this week has been crazy busy, but I have the weekend to read, relax, and catch up on Litsy. :)

LazyOwl Enjoy your down time reading and recharge 💕 9mo
kimmypete1 @LazyOwl thank you! It‘s been lovely! 9mo
Nute Thank goodness for the weekend. I feel you! Your sentiments describe how I feel looking forward to the weekend. I hope you enjoyed yesterday and will have a lovely day today!💕 9mo
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sheffner
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Compulsively readable-I devoured this in four days. I related to Grace and her journey so much. I liked the love story and adored the cast of characters. I'll be thinking about this story for a long time.

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okthislooksbad
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Super ready for today's #readathon. I'm usually really bad at actually reading during the 'thon, but this stack is full of good stuff so I'm counting on a good day. Honey Girl on audio when I need to rest my eyes. It's definitely the one I'm the most excited for!

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BeaG
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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I‘m hoping to finish the tagged book this weekend. I started it yesterday and so far I‘m not feeling it.
I want to start something from my TBR list too. My book club meets tonight and I‘m hoping Libertie is the next pick.
Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 #AwesomeAprilReadathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Great to have you with us. 10mo
BeaG @Andrew65 😊 10mo
HOTPock3tt Omg same! 😱 I started it yesterday and I‘m not feeling it either. I‘m seriously considering returning it to audible to get my credit back 😓 I don‘t like the writing or the descriptions etc... @BeaG and I don‘t like the main character. Compared to “his only wife” where I ADORED the MC, this one is falling flat 😐 (edited) 9mo
BeaG @HOTPock3tt I‘m glad I‘m not the only one. I don‘t know if I should wait and try it another time or return it. I haven‘t returned to it since I started. 9mo
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BeaG
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
1. All the dogs that have died in any book.
2. The Color Purple
3. Honey Girl

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌸☺️📖 10mo
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PMMREADS
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#HoneyGirl It was long but a great story. I loved how it touched on so many aspects of Grace, the main character‘s life. The stress of being the best, platonic and romantic relationships ( and family) and the importance of mental health. 🏳️‍🌈

AkashaVampie I love this cover... her hair is gorgeous!! 10mo
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TaraTLK
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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"Dedication: Dedicated to the girls with claws. Let them fear you."
Loved this dedication. I have been savoring this book in between other books, because I love it. This relatable story about the stories we tell ourselves to keep going. Its also an oops I got married story, a found family story, and a trying to merge the circles of friends, and family, and plans, together into a livable life story.

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marleed
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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I liked Grace‘s story - earning her PhD shortly before her 29th birthday and in desperate need for a gap year to discover who she is independent of her status as a student and a daughter who as black, gay, female suffered micro aggressions and questions her well-planned decisions. ...The repetitive use of Grace‘s full name and her father‘s moniker drove seemed unnecessary. Actually, everything about her dad drove me nuts- but great friends!

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TheBookDream
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Excellent #queer read. Recommended.

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MaggieCarr
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Excellent in it's own right just not what I had expected. The blurb mentions drunk nuptials in Las Vegas post doctoral graduation but that is such a small part of the larger storyline. It's an adult coming-of-age, inner peace, finding a place and embracing expectations that are both Grace's own and what others place on her- all told in prose.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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Part my fault I know I am not keen on romance, but also this doesn't feel like a romance, it is more of a 1/4 life crisis and how a woman finds herself.
What I ❤️ it is a multiracial queer centric life story.
What was fine - the writing.
What 😔 plot holes and lack of research. I know it is weird but I fixated on her getting a PhD in ⭐ in PDX. There are no programs for that here, here where it is cloudy 300 days a year. Also the ☕in Boston? Why?

Librariana I just noticed a poor editing choice on a children's Non-fiction book and it bummed me out! On a timeline, of all things! I think, as readers, we do notice these things and when it takes us out of our reverie, it's unfortunate. 10mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana a little research can go a long ways right?!? 10mo
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BookInMyHands
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Grace thinks she has her life completely together and figured out- until she meets her wife. After one night in Las Vegas Grace wakes up to find herself married to a woman who lives on the opposite side of the country.

Grace sets out on an adventure to meet her wife again, and figure out what she wants from life. Heartbreaking, lovely and hopeful, this was a good story.

#selfharm #queerstory #mentalhealth

bookishcow I love this book 🥰 10mo
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Booknerd222
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My first attempt at talking a book and I'm super glad I did this one!

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Booknerd222
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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One of my #botm picks

AkashaVampie Love the cover of this. Her hair is awesome! 10mo
AkashaVampie I wish I had curls!!! 10mo
Booknerd222 I love the cover for this as well. 10mo
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dearb00kshelves
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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This book follows Grace Porter after she drunkenly gets married to a woman on a girls‘ trip to Vegas after getting her PhD in astronomy. In addition to navigating this new life development, Grace is trying to figure out what to do next now that she is done with school.
Books don‘t often make me actually cry but as I was listening to the audio on my walks at the park, I felt myself tearing up more than once.
Continued on IG and GR

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MicheleinPhilly
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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A soft pick. This is more an examination of a young woman examining her life and what she wants it to consist of than the romantic comedy I expected. I thought the chemistry between Grace and Yuki was lacking somewhat but I did like what it had to say about mental health and subverting expectations. #BorrowNotBuy #BOTM

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kirbyb
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
Mehso-so

beautifully written but did get a big repetitive and i had trouble liking the characters

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FeatherV
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I can't believe February is over, on to another month of incredible books, incredible stories, incredible voices
#jamesbaldwin #february2021

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Branwen
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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February really seemed to fly by! I can't believe it's March tomorrow! 😲 Here are my favorite books that I read this month! 💕📚 #bestbooksof2021

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bookandcat
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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February 2021 reads! 33 books total. A few are not pictured because it wouldn't let me add more images (including The Actor's Life by Jenna Fischer and Recitatif by Toni Morrison). 5 ⭐ Faves: Black Futures, Binti trilogy, Telephone, Transcendent Kingdom, The Body is Not an Apology, Honey Girl, Recitatif, The Actor's Life.
Honey Girl was my #botm pick this month and it was fabulous. I also read for my Toni Morrison and Dickens readathons. #feb2021

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mdemanatee
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I loved Honey Girl, but I also think going in with traditional romance expectations may impact your experience as a reader https://youtu.be/oVNi2Gge4G0

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BookishTrish
Honey Girl | Morgan Rogers
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Finally the weekend! #bookmail

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DimeryRene
Honey Girl (Original) | Morgan Rogers
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“My battery is low and it‘s getting dark.” 💔
That‘s probably a random quote, but it‘s perfect for me to sum up the heart of this story.

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mdemanatee
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So far the tone is more reflective, and a little sad, than I traditionally think of my romance (even those that deal with heavy ideas), but the voice is also lovely. (Also I keep hearing “honey” like the Kesha song although there is no thematic connection.)

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Copwithabook
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I highly recommend this book. I told my girlfriend sweet things about this book and then told her that it reminded me of the butterflies in the stomach days of our early relationship. Apparently I did good because I came home to flowers. 😏

Julsmarshall Awww! (edited) 11mo
Copwithabook @Julsmarshall right?! So cheesy 🥰 11mo
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bridge12
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Hollllly crap! I am in LOVE with this book and can‘t quit thinking about it. The writing is exceptional and will make you want to fall in love with love all over again. These characters were diverse and lovely. Highly suggest reading this book #botm

Copwithabook Yes! I‘m almost done with it. I told my girlfriend that it reminded me of the early days of our relationship. I got major brownie points for the comparison 😁 11mo
bridge12 @Copwithabook I feel this... I was truly the most “giddy” reading this and thinking about the beginning of my relationship. It is the best description of that butterfly feeling you have, at the beginning, in the best way 11mo
Copwithabook Yes, her descriptions are spot on. Even with some pretty difficult to put into words type of emotions. I‘m actually surprised at how well written it is for a debut! 11mo
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TheLibrarian
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I LOVED this book even though it‘s not my normal genre! A well-written queer romance/contemporary fiction debut by a POC queer author. Don‘t let the genre/cover fool you, it is not a light/fluffy read but it does have its cute moments. I found Honey Girl relatable, heartbreaking, lovable, and real.

There are just so many amazing moments and quotes that this will be a book that will always stick with me.

Come-read-with-me I‘ve been reading so much about this book! It‘s being added to mount TBR! 11mo
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Copwithabook
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Baby girl spent an entire week at her grandmother‘s because every adult in our household is an essential worker and had to be at work in all the snow. So now that we are back at home, she hasn‘t left my side. At least she doesn‘t care if I read a book while she watches tv.

BookDragonNotWorm I hope you're getting some much needed downtime! Glad to see you all weathered the storm well! 11mo
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FeatherV
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This novel is a beautiful spin on a classic tale. I love the way Morgan Rogers laid out the story, the depth of the issues Grace deals with. The way she handles things like a human. This story was compelling and gripping and the ending was perfect. All loose ends tied up without feeling rushed. I loved it!

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