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NovelNancy
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Pickpick

The hardest part of life is the dailyness and this story certainly exemplifies this. The writing is extraordinary, the start is slow and I didn't care for the ending, but I loved the character development and the music references.

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Oldschool_millenial
The Wife: A Novel | Meg Wolitzer
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On Chapter 3, and it is 11:30 pm in Ireland.
Time for bed 😴

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hike.read.repeat
Bailedbailed

Parts of this were interesting but I‘m not enough of a history nerd. It‘s very thorough.

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myrtillius
Ties | Domenico Starnone
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Panpan

At first this feels but a poor rendering of Ferrante's excellent The Days of Abandonment but no, here we follow that one who abandons. I appreciated author's decision to turn the tide in the end and instead of recounting a memoir of an emotionally constipated whimpering elderly man, Starnone gives voice to man's children who are burdened with their parents' past and bad choices. But this definitely should've been the focus from the beginning.

Cathythoughts Oh , I really liked this one 2w
myrtillius @Cathythoughts there was something i liked too, the couple's cold dialogue that showed how toxic their relationship was but still somehow this book didn't hit me. but if you liked it i really recommend elena ferrante's days of abandonment! and atwood's edible woman has some similar themes too. 2w
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Jenken1998
Dept. of Speculation | Jenny Offill
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Pickpick

Took my breath away. This style of writing won't be for everyone one but i adored it. I felt like i was reading someone's journal. You follow unnamed characters through the ups and dkwns of their relationship.

readordierachel I adored it too! 2w
ImperfectCJ I loved this one! Looking forward to Weather. 2w
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rather_be_reading

Love is not our only emotional need.

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rather_be_reading

Love is the most important word in the English language -- and the most confusing.

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Abailliekaras
Dept. of Speculation | Jenny Offill
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Pickpick

Great short novel of a marriage, told with unflinching honesty. It describes beautifully being single, to marriage, to disenchantment. The narrator is unsympathetic & the story depressing at times but it‘s told with great skill, unswerving truth & dark humour. Not a word is wasted, every aspect rings painfully true & it‘s layered with repeating themes & motifs. Much is left unsaid, but you can imagine her eye roll t times. Feels fresh & original.

jhod I hear she has a new one out this year! 3w
Abailliekaras @jhod yes that‘s what prompted me to read this one finally! It‘s been on my list for ages. 😉 3w
Reggie The part where she goes to meet the woman at his work and he comes down saying WE feel ambushed. There was a knife in my heart for her. And I was so angry!!!! Lol 3w
Abailliekaras @Reggie it all sounds very (painfully) real! 2w
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Come-read-with-me
The Wife: A Novel | Meg Wolitzer
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Pickpick

#wintergames #thefilthyanimals #24B42020. I finished these four from my TBR stack. Surprisingly my least favourite was “Behold the Dreamers” because I‘d great things about it. My favourite was the tagged book. It made me angry, frustrated, and outraged. The story unfolds slowly but the conclusion is worth the wait!

rather_be_reading 61 for the books. ill be back for ur reading time. 3w
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valeriegeary
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Ooooo! The stars have aligned for me to finally participate in a readathon! I don't have any specific plans beyond: read read read. 🤗📚 #11thhourreadathon

AmyG I‘m so tired. I thought this said 1 hour readathon.....and I was thinkinking?.I can SO do that. 😳 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m tired too, that‘s today! Right!? 🤣🤣 1mo
valeriegeary @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG Well I read all of 18 minutes and then promptly feel asleep for an hour so you'd be in good conscience 1mo
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valeriegeary @AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and so I tired I can't even write the right words 😆😂 you'd be in good company, is what I meant 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @valeriegeary 🤣🤣🤣 I don‘t think we will do well with this challenge 😮 1mo
EclecticReaders Yay! Glad you‘re joining us! 1mo
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