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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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White Cat by Holly Black
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
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I really liked this. My only complaints are that it went by too quickly, and I'm not sure it passed the Bechdel test. Oh, wait- there was one conversation between two female characters about showering. That's all I can remember.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
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read in July, 2014
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Enjoyable and different. This reminded me a little of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, a book I reread constantly when I was a child. This novel doesn't shy away from the horrors of war on the domestic front. Liesel was a very interesting character, we...more
Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler
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Strange, upsettling, beautiful, scarce, thoughtful. A gem.
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Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I liked this, though I found it obviously less accomplished than Americanah. It feels a lot like the debut novel that it is. It's also very good. The characters are complex and well drawn, with clear motivations and dualities in all of the characters...more
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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
read in July, 2014
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I think I just found a new favourite living author. I loved this. It's a very zeitgeist-y novel, and I definitely recognised the circles I run in in several of her descriptions of feminists and the blogosphere.
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N.K. Jemisin
“This means, in a way, that true light is dependent on the presence of other lights. Take the others away and darkness results. Yet the reverse is not true: take away darkness and there is only more darkness. Darkness can exist by itself. Light cannot.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Broken Kingdoms

Catherynne M. Valente
“One ought not to judge her: all children are Heartless. They have not grown a heart yet, which is why they can climb high trees and say shocking things and leap so very high grown-up hearts flutter in terror. Hearts weigh quite a lot. That is why it takes so long to grow one. But, as in their reading and arithmetic and drawing, different children proceed at different speeds. (It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.) Some small ones are terrible and fey, Utterly Heartless. Some are dear and sweet and Hardly Heartless At All. September stood very generally in the middle on the day the Green Wind took her, Somewhat Heartless, and Somewhat Grown.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Margaret Atwood
“We are survivors, of each other. We
have been shark to one another, but also lifeboat. That counts for something.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

Margaret Atwood
“But some people can't tell where it hurts. They can't calm down. They can't ever stop howling.”
Margaret Atwood

Leo Tolstoy
“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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