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Thoughts: Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke

Honestly I could end this post at “Everything Susanna Clarke does is sublime and all her books are books I wish I’d written, and everyone is correct that Piranesi is great”. But I guess I won’t, because I love the … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver

Back on the YA train! We got the film of this at Sneak some time in 2017 (sob), and I have a soft spot for Groundhog Day stories (and I liked the ending) so I was happy to put it … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose

First book review from new flat! We have no kitchen and it is a minor nightmare of inconvenience, thanks covid! But it is ours. I really liked this one. Yes, it’s pretentious, and in a lot of ways nothing happens, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Girl of Ink and Stars, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I am officially back on the reading train. Choo choo. The Girl of Ink and Stars, as well as being a Thing of Thing and Thing title, is another book for younger readers, but a solid level younger than Orangeboy. … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Orangeboy, by Patrice Lawrence

I can’t say too much about this one, because the unfolding sense of mystery was one of the best parts. It’s a little younger than my usual reading material, actual YA, not YA aimed at 20somethings, if you catch my … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Modelland, by Tyra Banks

Oh boy was this a book. While I was reading it I kept track of many of my immediate thoughts in a large Twitter thread which you may enjoy! I am going to spoiler the hell out of this book, … Continue reading

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Speedy End of Year Book Roundup!

I read a lot of books in quick succession at the end of the year, and frankly didn’t have the energy to review them properly because I was recovering from emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy (all fine* now) so … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

This should give you an idea of how far behind I am. I almost felt a bit bad reading this one now, because the triumph of the story of how black female mathematicians were part of history all along actually … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Postcards from the Edge, by Carrie Fisher

If you aren’t sick of me saying “Wow, this book everyone says is great turns out to be great!” then you are in luck! I always approach novels by people whose names I know from other spheres with some trepidation, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Closed For Winter, by Georgia Blain

I didn’t read this one particularly quickly, but I kept going back to it, a slow immersion of a reading experience. The reviews on Goodreads are pretty divided, and I can see why – it’s not going to be everyone’s … Continue reading

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