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malloryomeara

malloryomeara

Joined April 2016

Author, filmmaker, co-host of Reading Glasses.
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Weird and tense and oddly sweet!

shawnmooney Intermittently, I hear wonderful things about this, and then it completely disappears from my memory. Thanks for the reminder! 1y
CouronneDhiver Getting started on this one today! 1y
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Girl | Blake Nelson
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This was so compelling! It‘s written exactly as a teenage girl thinks, which sounds like it would be hard to follow, but it‘s hard to put down. It‘s really fun!

AutumnRLS This is coming in the mail soon. Ordered it used with the same cover! Excited to read an Amber Bensin pick :) 11mo
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Out tomorrow! Come for the scary and relevant plot, stay for the gorgeous writing.

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Weirdly sweet! A quick, quirky book.

Asyouwishnessa I loved this book. 10mo
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This is my favorite audiobook of the year. Utterly hilarious and affecting.

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Amatka | Karin Tidbeck
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Weird and compelling! I really loved this!

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A MUST READ after you finish watching the new season! I read it in one sitting! I‘m still freaking out!

PirateJenny Just waiting for my copy to arrive. 😲😲😲 2y
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I adored this strange, poignant, wise and wonderful collection. Her writing just electrifies you.

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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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A poignant, sweet, strange examination of family and grief.

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Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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Wicked compelling thriller! I couldn't put it down. Fascinating look at humanity.

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Agents of Dreamland | Caitlin R Kiernan
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Creepy, snappy, compelling Lovecraftian goodness.

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I listened to this as an audiobook and I fucking loved it. So refreshing to read a candid and honest look at love and love stories.

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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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Wicked compelling! Slightly scary! I had a hard time putting it down. My only complaint was some hand-wavy parts, but the characters make up for it.

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Thoughtful, sharp, painful, brilliant, refreshing, candid. I really enjoyed this.

UrsulaMonarch Thanks for mentioning this one - I wouldn't have come across it otherwise! 2y
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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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This lonely book creeps up on you to deliver a poignant gut punch.

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The continuation of one of my favorite series didn't disappoint. Gifford's writing is so clear, poignant and unexpectedly hilarious. Sailor and Lula are some of my favorite characters in all of literature.

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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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This novel is beautiful. The story will break your heart and the characters are so incredibly engaging. I adored it, even though it brought me to tears.

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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I loved this book! Wicked fun summer read. Not scary, but wicked fun. I loved the characters. Think It meets Scooby Doo, but with two female leads, one being a woman of color.

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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A tough and riveting book. I could only read it in small doses because of the nature of the book. But it's such a stunning work.

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This was wonderfully compelling and poignant! I listened to the audiobook and it was fantastic.

Mommamanzi Just started it!! 2y
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A stunning collection. Stories that you can't stop thinking about.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I loved this book too! 2y
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A haunting and quick novella collection!

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Stunning. Gay continues to be one of the greatest writers of this generation. So important, so searing, so incredible.

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The Sisters Chase | Sarah Healy
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I really enjoyed this. It's a melancholy but incredible story.

Megabooks I'm surprised how much this has stuck with me. 2y
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This book is stunning, both visually and story wise. I loved it to pieces.

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Under the Skin | Michel Faber
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This book was so unsettling and amazing. I adored the film and I'm actually really glad I watched it before reading. Unique and fascinating.

vivastory I loved this book. It is the only Faber I have read so far. Will definitely be reading more 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Guuuuuuys. This book is WONDERFUL. It's so gorgeous and poignant that it makes you ache.

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A great pick for those dealing with estrangement and loss. A compelling story about one woman's relationship with her garbage mom, the secrets her mom kept and how they affected both their lives.

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Everyone recommends this book and I adored it. Perfect vacation read. Hilarious, sweet, and fun.

Christine 👍👍 to both the book and the beer! 2y
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Dear Thief: A Novel | Samantha Harvey
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A beautifully written saga of infidelity, marriage, love and pain. Not a whole lot actually happens, but the language is gorgeous and it hits you deep down.

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A powerful and compelling story about one man's nightmare at a teen conversion camp and how it shapes the rest of his life and he realizes, was shaped by his heritage. I really enjoyed this!

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A stunning memoir. A searing, brutal, beautiful look into desire and honesty. Febos' writing just ruins me.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Have you read her​ most recent memoir too? I loved that but haven't read Whip Smart. 2y
malloryomeara Yep, read that first! It's my favorite book of the year so far. 2y
kiminreverse This is next on my library pile! I haven't read anything by her. 2y
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The Intuitionist: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Whoa. This book isn't a page turner, but it's a page savorer. Whitehead is a wildly talented writer. The sentences are gorgeous. This examination of race and society is incredible and fascinating and just strange enough to be perfect.

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UGH. This is the third Abbott book I've read and she never disappoints. It's so tense and disturbing and compelling. I read it in two sittings.

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Late to the party on this one. Started as my monthly audiobook, but had to buy a hard copy to highlight. GodDAMN. This book rocked my insides. I want to buy this for everyone in the world.

Juli I need to get this book! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I LOVED this book. I love when she talks about how you must be brave enough to break your own heart. There's something in here for everyone. 2y
kiminreverse I loved it too and have bought several for friends. 2y
monalyisha Me. Too. EVERYONE IN THE WORLD! 2y
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This collection of essays surprised me by being so sweet, so poignant and so human.

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This was so strange and creepy and I adored it. Warning for surreal and disturbing!

JoeStalksBeck This was a great book. Great twist at the end 2y
malloryomeara @JoeStalksBeck It scared the shit out of me! 2y
JoeStalksBeck It didn't scare me but it did shock me 😳 2y
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These essays hilarious and resonant and wonderful.

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Holy crow. French might be my current favorite crime writer. I can't read the second half of her books in more than one sitting.

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Imagine Me Gone | Adam Haslett
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A powerful story about depression, suicide and pain. Haslett writes beautifully and quietly about the ripples these things cause throughout the entirety of the lives of the people around them. Oof.

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A dreamy, delightful story of a father who takes his young daughter away to live in the wild. Beautifully written, a little long, but deeply compelling at the end.

shawnmooney I want to read this now that I've read and very much enjoyed her second one 2y
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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A spare, powerful story about the dark and disappointing truths of life. A tough read, but I loved it.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Daaaaaamn. Everyone needs to read this book. So powerful, so compelling, so important.

Juli I agree! 2y
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Life among the Savages | Shirley Jackson
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My girl never disappoints. This memoir about raising her family is delightful and hilarious. I couldn't stop reading it.

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This book is deeply sad and incredibly hopeful and lovely. Unexpectedly funny and sweet.

BooksForEmpathy Yes! All the Yes! Loved this one. 2y
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Magic for Beginners | Kelly Link
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The fucking queen, as usual. Stories so packed with weirdness and wisdom and unease that they make me dance a little.

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Abandon Me | Melissa Febos
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This book absolutely ruined me. These essays on love and loss and pain and searching just.. destroyed me. Please read it. It's stunning. Fuck.

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aka the poet that co-wrote Lemonade with Beyoncé
I read this for women's day yesterday and was not disappointed. A small collection that packs a huge punch. Each poem is gorgeous and devastating.

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An epic, lush, hilarious wonder of a novel.

celtichik Definitely all that! 2y
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The Bed Moved: Stories | Rebecca Schiff
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These stories are weird and cutting and wonderfully funny and sad. I adored this collection.

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