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Lesliereadsalot
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One woman‘s story of making it in the film industry, the ups and downs and #MeToo moments. Even though it‘s a novel, I‘m sure it‘s all true.

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nanuska_153
Idol | Louise O'Neill
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Sam is an influencer and a powerful voice of the #MeToo movement,until her childhood friend emails her manager to say that Sam raped her and a Reddit post makes it public.While Sam tries to get Lisa to retract we wonder which one of the two is lying.Even when I couldn't put it down,I hated it. It should come with trigger warnings: rape,suicide,eating disorders,bullying.I don't mind a dark book,but certain parts could be dangerous for some people⬇️

nanuska_153 and they should be advised before picking it up.It tries to stuff so many important themes that's impossible any of them is treated appropriately and sometimes they feel like mentions to tick the box.Also everyone is weird,not creepy-Brontë sisters gonna-exhumate-your-body-to-hug-you-weird;ordinary weird and unlikable,therefore annoying.The author changed the ending and it shows, to deliver a shocking ending she compromised the rest of the book⬇️ 1mo
nanuska_153 and many things don't make sense and remain unanswered (will mention them as spoilers in case someone read it and wants to give me some clarity).To add insult to injury,the only reason why my book club read this was that they asked us for a literary festival cause the author was going to talk about it and she cancelled.The rest of the girls:one refused to read it,two stopped after a couple of chapters;three got hooked but only one really liked it 1mo
nanuska_153 I understand that to keep you wondering which one has the unhealthy(er) attachment you have to do some things, but really, not victim of rape would insist in constructing a reproduction of the rapist's house even more if she was raped in it? Also, why Lisa has any issues with Sam telling about the abortion if it wasn't even her baby? Who is the lesbian, Sam, Lisa, both, none? Anyone loves Josh? 1mo
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The Answers: A Novel | Catherine Lacey
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This book was wild! While it‘s #GoodNotGreat, I‘m still pumped it was a library sale find.

Mary is broke and chronically ill. To pay for the very unorthodox healer she‘s found, she takes a job being the Emotional Girlfriend in an experiment being run by a movie star. Other girls do other facets, such as Anger and Maternal. What‘s interesting is that Mary‘s emotions are buried so deep, she‘s a blank slate for the movie star to project onto. 🍌👖

jlhammar Sounds interesting. I thought her most recent novel, Pew, was really good. And I guess she has a new one coming out in March. Have you looked at her website? Kind of cool. https://www.catherinelacey.com/ 2mo
BarbaraBB Interesting. I enjoyed another book by her. And what a gorgeous autumn you‘re having! (edited) 2mo
Reggie Oof. This one pissed me off. It‘s good, but I read it right as #MeToo was happening and the fact that the boyfriend chose all of them based on their victimhood rankled me as well as how selfish he was as well as the disregard for all the womens‘ safety by the scientists who were experimenting on them. Ooof. 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Flight: A Novel | Sherman Alexie
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I never know quite what I‘ll get when I pick up a Sherman Alexie book, except that I‘ll be glad a read it. A troubled native teen who sees himself reflected nowhere positive and sees no future for himself starts down a dark road doomed to end in tragedy, and just when all seems lost he quantum leap style time travels into different situations and historical situations and slowly gains a wider perspective on the future‘s possibilities.

tpixie Interesting 2mo
SamAnne Sherman Alexie is a hometown author for me. I have no doubt the allegations are true (coming on to aspiring women writers, students etc), but he is someone that I hope can find an authentic mea culpa, recognizing his misdeeds, path back from #MeToo. He is a powerful storyteller. His autobiography is absolutely wonderful. 2mo
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Kimberlone
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2.5 ⭐️ - borderline pan, but going with so-so since I was compelled enough to finish the book. Rich people problems, #MeToo commentary, courtroom drama. Cassie, the adopted middle child of an extremely wealthy old money NYC family with plenty of secrets, is the unreliable narrator who tells the story of her brother‘s accusation and trial for raping his ex-girlfriend. All the characters were venal and selfish, and I didn‘t care about any of them.

Kimberlone The twist was so obviously telegraphed that I wasn‘t surprised at how things blew up at the end. I wish the twist had been more interesting, since it was pretty unbelievable how the family is soooooo nonchalant about the reveal, and all of a sudden the mom‘s character completely changes. You could make the argument that Cassie‘s immaturity was a direct result of what happens to her, but she was not a compelling or sympathetic character at all. 2mo
Kimberlone I‘m so glad that I didn‘t choose this for my September #BOTM and was able to borrow this from Libby. I would have been actively mad if I had spent money on it. 2mo
KristiAhlers I‘ve picked up and put down this book so many times. I got the impression it was trying to hard. 2mo
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Kimberlone @KristiAhlers Cassie‘s narration was so repetitive there were parts that I honestly thought “didn‘t I read this already” 🙄 2mo
KristiAhlers @Kimberlone I hate that. And it frustrates me when editors don‘t catch that. I‘ll give this one a pass. 2mo
Kimberlone @KristiAhlers like I said, I was compelled enough to finish reading, more because I wanted to see if the author was going to pull it off in the end, but I regret having wasted 3 days on this book. I think it is wise to DNF! 2mo
LitStephanie I did end up finishing it, but only because it isn't that long and I was hoping there would be some personal growth, but alas no. 1w
Kimberlone @LitStephanie pretty much same! 1w
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CaitlinR
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A great procedural featuring Inspector Alan Banks. Newly promoted, he is investigating #MeToo cold case charges involving years of sexual abuse by Danny Caxton. Caxton was a star in the ‘60s and 70s and held on to fame into his old age years; a truly evil man. At the same time, Inspector Annie Cabbot is investigating the gang rape and subsequent murder of a young girl. Good plot, great suspense. I love Peter Robinson!

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Jess_Franzino
I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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A lot of hyped books tend to be a bit “overrated”, just kind of filled with platitudes and almost seeming to capitalize off the #MeToo movement. This book was not that. It‘s worth every single bit of hype that it‘s gotten. Jeanette‘s voice was one that was so deeply silenced, that no one even considered how dark such abuse could get and how deep the lies ran, until she came out screaming in this book. She‘s def the writer she always wished to be.

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FelinesAndFelonies
Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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I wasn't sure I would like this one based on the reviews. I'm grateful I didn't let them scare me off. I thought this was a really interesting book. It explores the topics of privilege, power, feminism, sexuality, and age in a thoughtful way. I thought this was a bravely written book in a world of #metoo feminism. I'd love to hear your thoughts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

CarolynM I thought it was interesting, but I didn‘t feel like I understood a lot of the narrator‘s behaviour. 3mo
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TorieStorieS
Please Join Us: A Novel | Catherine McKenzie
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This legal-ish thriller drawing from the #MeToo movement makes for an exciting and intricately plotted read. Lawyer Nicole has followed the plan for her law career & when it‘s suddenly de-railed, a women‘s networking group appears to give her the lifeline she‘s needed… but is her husband right that it sounds cultish? A genuine pageturner, this kept my attention from start to finish! I think there‘s a lot here that could lead to lively discussion!

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MicheleinPhilly
Idol | Louise O'Neill
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A deliciously trashy beach read that touches social media, “influencers”, bullshit wellness gurus, old catty high school rivalries, and the #MeToo movement. I inhaled it. #BrainCandy

Megabooks Ooo…stacked! 4mo
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