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The Widow | Fiona Barton
Mehso-so

Maybe I've read too many marital thrillers with creepy/abusive husbands, but this one definitely felt formulaic and like I'd read the exact same thing before. The payoff at the end was pretty weak. Kind of a snooze.

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Pickpick

I didn't want to like this SUPER overhyped novel. Another book about privileged, dysfunctional New Yorkers with first-world problems, YAWN. But then it was funny and mocked its characters' pretensions. Still too many hugs and lessons learned and neat endings, but exceeded my expectations.

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation in a similar style, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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A fun, surprisingly not-dull exploration of the ways that shipping and transit connect us all worldwide. For anyone who has ever ordered two-day shipping and then shaken their fists at the big rigs on the road!

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What Was Mine: A Novel | Helen Klein Ross
Mehso-so

Too many narrators make the short chapters choppy and confusing, but a valiant attempt to make the abductor into the anti-hero.

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Only Ever You: A Novel | Rebecca Drake
Mehso-so

A run-of-the-mill child abduction thriller with a pretty implausible villain... or maybe I've just been reading too many of these lately?

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The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee

I loved THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, and THE GENE is just as good so far! The history of genetics told in a way that even English majors can understand. 😂

Notafraidofwords I was an English major so this is good to hear! 4y
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The Chimes | Anna Smaill

Like THE BURIED GIANT meets CLOUD ATLAS, if that makes any sense. At the end of the world, everything happens again and again for a reason. I love it!

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