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Mdonald
You | Caroline Kepnes
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jhod
Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
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This book is so hard to read because its so bloody honest about how horrible we can be! It's great though.
#trainreading

TrishB I d had this a while now and just not got to - your comments may shove up the tbr pile a bit! 1w
jhod @TrishB hope you like it, MC not likeable at all, but believable! 6d
TrishB I shall save until I want one of those then! Good to know 👍🏻 6d
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Emilymdxn
Sympathy | Olivia Sudjic
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Fascinating opinion piece in the Guardian by Olivia Sudjic about ‘the novel‘ for millennials. Pieces this broad are never going to agree with every last thing I think, and I haven‘t read that many of the books she mentions, but definitely worth reading. Thoughts anyone?

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/aug/17/what-makes-a-millennial-novel-oliv...

Moray_Reads Bookmarking for later. I saw Olivia at edbookfest last year and she was incredible 1w
sudi I'm currently reading Normal People by Sally Rooney. And Severance had been on my TBR. I haven't heard about the others but they sound interesting. 1w
TrishB Interesting article, I‘ve read quite a few, some I‘ve liked, some I haven‘t. Which is pretty much the same for any books that are pigeon holed into a genre I think. 1w
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KarenUK Thank you for sharing... so interesting... 💕 1w
saresmoore I really like her point about the theme of searching for a safe place—“the combination of homesickness and alienation”—which I‘ve felt consistently in so much writing by Millennials (including my own now I think about it.) I devoured Sudjic‘s Sympathy and it was probably my favorite read of last year. 1w
Billypar Great article! It's refreshing to see her tackle the qualities of millennial novels with more complexity than the "novels with social media and irresponsible characters" caricature. I agree with her point on the dubious 'voice of a generation' label. I do like having literary books/authors in common with strangers that aren't just what you read in high school, but it needn't be a single author when so many are doing good work. 1w
Emilymdxn @Moray_Reads so jealous I‘d love to see her live! I just quietly stalk her on Instagram lol 1w
Emilymdxn @Sudi I absolutely want to read Severance! It‘s one of the ones I most want to get round to this year 1w
Emilymdxn @TrishB I felt the same for sure. While I absolutely do like Sally Rooney I don‘t think I quite get the hype around her books - they were both solid 7/10s for me but not my absolute faves the way they seem to be for so many people. I‘m a diehard Moshfegh fan tho - I thought it was fascinating to see such diverse books linked this way, are there any you‘d particularly recommend that were mentioned there? Severance is high on my list 1w
Emilymdxn @karenuk thank you! Glad you liked it, I always worry I‘m annoyingly shoving articles in people‘s faces so great to know people enjoy them! 1w
Emilymdxn @saresmoore I felt exactly the same so interesting that we both picked out the same thing. I absolutely adored Sympathy too one of the most memorable books I‘ve read this year. Have you read Exposure too? I think her non fiction is every bit as good as her fiction and it‘s quite rare I get to say that about a writer! 1w
Emilymdxn @billypar I really liked that too - I‘d be wary of anyone picking out one author and telling me it summarised the entire life experience of me and people fifteen years older than me! Insofar as I am a millennial anyway, born 1996 so I‘m the cut off year 1w
TrishB Severance was my fav on this list. I didn‘t like Conversations....so I haven‘t yet read Normal People - but will eventually! 1w
Billypar Exactly- another example of how the dialogue about millennials is more revealing than whatever the observation is. I too was born on a cut off year...the other cutoff though 😬 1w
saresmoore Oh, I will absolutely be reading that. 1w
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booklover3258
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I must say I was intrigued by this with the Netflix movie out and I'm glad I read the book. While the language in it is definitely not for the faint of heart, I liked reading with the stalker/killer's POV and what drove him to his madness/obsession. Yes Joe is crazy, stalker and obsessed with Beck. He kills people that are not good for her, he steals her stuff, he knows everything about her. Ending was not surprising. 3 stars.

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Sun3
El Tunel | Ernesto Sbato
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GypsyKat
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I listened to this on Audible and the narrator did a fantastic job! I honestly started the book hating the main character, obviously. He‘s a murdering obsessive sociopath. But the Audible narrater was so good that it almost made the psycho‘s antics funny. This book was sick and twisted and SO HARD TO PUT DOWN! I don‘t even know how to feel about it, or my reaction to it. I kinda feel dirty, like I need a shower. I don‘t even know.

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GypsyKat
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I started listening to this one today. 👍

Megabooks Santino does such a good job with it! 1w
Macker11 I had no idea this was a book! Loved the Netflix series ! 1w
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Schnoebs
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Mehso-so

A in Herbology NEWTs: 3⭐️

This was a fun read when you want something a bit ridiculous and weird to shake up your reading. With the whole Florida man news trend, this is definitely that idea in a book. It followed the trial of a man who stole orchids from a protected park and it showed how the results of that trial impacted his life and those involved in the issue. It was definitely a weird read and not for everyone but I‘m happy I gave it a try.

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JadeBethJ
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Bailedbailed

I didn‘t like this book at all.

I really tried and even put it down and came back to it. I didn‘t like the tone, the prose or the characters.
It just wasn‘t my cup of tea, but I hear there are tons who loved it.

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Ingrid725
You | Caroline Kepnes
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