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Esin

Esin

Joined December 2019

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An must-read and -reread.

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Unexpectedly quirky and schema-shifting. I was forced to be self-reflective and valued my findings

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McGlue | Ottessa Moshfegh
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Gruesome and unexpected. I loved it.

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Metropolitan Life | Fran Lebowitz
Mehso-so

Quick, sharp, witty, and perhaps unsurprisingly outdated?

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Little Failure: A Memoir | Gary Shteyngart
Mehso-so

Sweet, nostalgic, and self-deprecating - worth reading for the end.

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High Windows | Philip Larkin
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High Windows felt like a long, gut feeling. We‘d read pieces from this book out loud to each other at parties in LA…

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Freeing and heartbreaking, a love (and live) letter

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This book forgoes a linear timeline in favor of winding, unforgettable themes. I loved it.

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Went straight to Cafe Formosa afterward (Mason rec)

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Intense and layered - I felt an urgent need to finish this book once I‘d started. (Evie rec)

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I am obsessed with this book. I feel like I‘m reflecting on a short on-and-off fling with someone who probably wasn‘t great for me in the first place but who I seriously enjoyed seeing for their insane comedic timing and spontaneity. I‘m more glad it happened than happy it‘s over.

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This book felt meditative to read and cathartic to finish... (Mason rec)

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There‘s something about describing complex systems using clever metaphors which never ceases to awe me. I came away with ethical questions and answers, the resolute need to Google several allusions, and a more nuanced understanding of “the big banks.” (Kuba rec)

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NW: A Novel | Zadie Smith
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This book feels experimental, critical, and new. Smith hops between literary styles and formats, exploring her characters from all angles. I guess I couldn‘t keep up.

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I carried this book with me everywhere for the few weeks while I was reading it, and I wish to take it with me everywhere now that I‘ve finished it. An absolute must-read.

Nute I get this! 1y
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Frustrating and luxurious; this book is an incredible source of reflection, discussion, and catharsis.(Evie rec)

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On Beauty | Zadie Smith
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This book has such rhythm, insight, and justice to it. After just finishing it, I feel like I should read it again.

Cathythoughts Beautiful book 2y
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The Dead | James Joyce
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A lot of build up for an unexpected ending (Henry rec)

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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The perspective of this book is everything - Rooney‘s descriptions of teenage thoughts felt instinctive and concise, without condescension. (Kuba Rec)

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3 amazing cacophanies

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This book said everything I‘m afraid to say aloud and made me a little embarrassed to think I‘ve felt anything that hasn‘t already been written... I loved it. (Kuba rec)

BarbaraBB Great review. I totally agree! 3y
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Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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I loved V for Vendetta, but I was surprised to prefer the HBO show over the original novel. Need to see the film.

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Witty and thoughtful. Equations are sparsely used, but analyses are teased apart step by step

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Painlessly entertaining, applicable concepts

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Under Milk Wood | Dylan Thomas
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A new favorite play

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Ask the Dust | John Fante
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Of love and LA...

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Graceling | Kristin Cashore
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Cool concept, not my favorite writing (Katherine rec)

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Modern Gods | Nick Laird
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Establishes an unexpectedly charming parallel of worlds

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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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All the praise for this book

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Wacky as an audiobook

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Surprisingly down-to-earth darkness

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Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad
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Unquestionably powerful and unsettling as a historical document

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Autumn | Ali Smith
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Super trippy and hard to put down (Katherine rec)

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Relatable and powerful - I loved it (Miles rec)

Graywacke Welcome to Litsy! @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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I needed this book

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The Snack Thief | Andrea Camilleri
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Classic Inspector Montalbano (Giacomo rec)

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The Monk | Matthew Lewis
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Racy even today (Paul rec)

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Gargoyle | Andrew Davidson
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Gripping, if you can get through the horrifically graphic beginning (Veohnti rec)