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Honey Girl

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  8,353 ratings  ·  2,243 reviews
A refreshingly timely and relatable debut novel about a young woman whose life plans fall apart when she meets her wife.

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and get
Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Published February 23rd 2021 by Park Row Books
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Nicole Gamarra heavy talk of mental illness, alcohol, and racism. it also has 1 sex scene.
Jess I'm also not sure how interesting it would be for a 13 year old. I really appreciated this book as someone in my mid-twenties, but I think a lot of th…moreI'm also not sure how interesting it would be for a 13 year old. I really appreciated this book as someone in my mid-twenties, but I think a lot of the emotional components of the story would have be lost on me at that age.(less)

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Feb 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
I C R I E D ! God! What a beautiful book! It is definitely not the fluffy, silly romance I was expecting but lord was it rewarding in all the right ways. The representation of mental health, privilege, higher education, rigid expectations and learning how to ask for help + allowing yourself to love yourself......what a beautiful book
mina reads™️
Fuck me this was absolutely exquisite and I need everyone to read it immediately

This book is for every twenty-something who feels lost in a sea of expectation, for every person dealing with the existential dread that comes with the end of formal education and the start of your life in the real world. This book is for every lonely creature shouting into the dark and hoping that someone is listening.

This book is brillant in so many ways but to step away from the overdramatic poetics let me tell y
daph pink ♡
5*you have my heart*stars to this!❤️

Sending all the love I have to Morgan Rogers ❤️

Right now I am anything but calm plus I have been crying for an hour thinking about this book, the lonely creatures and what happens when you work too hard and don't know when to stop.

This book hit a bit too close to me , like if I say it's probably going to be one of my favourite books of 2021 it's going to be a bit of understatement .

"Lonely creatures, what makes us so different from the stories we tell in
ARC provided by the publisher

the layers of this book? everything. this is such an important (and such a swoon-worthy, lyrical, beautiful) read. rtc! <3

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Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sapphic-tbr, 2021
"My question to all the lonely creatures out there is who is your siren? Who is your fellow lonely creature who sees into the very core of you and knows which song to sing? What song do they sing for you, and do you follow? What would happen if you did?"

this book. THIS BOOK! i went in hoping for a great sapphic romance and i came out with a new favorite book. this is a call to all the lost and lonely people stumbling to find their way in the world. to honey girls touched by the sun and girls
may ➹
Jun 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
ur telling me this has queer found family, a Black lesbian protagonist, and a comp to Red, White, & Royal Blue???

(also irrelevant but... my power for coming on to Goodreads specifically to add this to my TBR only to see that it was already on there ❤)
Lex Kent
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.50 Stars. This book! Honey Girl was on my list for most anticipated books of 2021. When I found out I was accepted for a review copy, I could not have been happier. I went into this book with a lot of high expectations and I’m happy to say that this book was excellent.

Grace is a hard worker and planner. She wants to be the best and needs to be the best, but everything starts to change after a drunken night in Vegas. A night that leaves her married to a women she doesn’t even know and who live
This story was beautiful. It wasn’t quite what I expected, but it’s a great coming of age story and I really related to a lot of what Grace was going through. I adored the romance in this book, and I love that Grace has a phd in astronomy, and that most of this book takes place in New York 😍 Here’s a reading vlog where I read this book and explain more of my thoughts on it: ...more
Michael David
Feb 21, 2021 rated it liked it
A refreshingly original take on coming to terms with one’s direction in life.

Grace Porter has always been in control. At 28 years old, she has a PhD in astronomy, and she’s worked damn hard for it. To celebrate, Grace and her two best friends decide to let loose and have some fun in Las Vegas. The last thing Grace expects to do on their last night there is meet a woman, drink too much, and marry her...

That is exactly what happens. Grace can’t remember all of the details the next morning, and the
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Everyone's just pretending they have it together, because they don't realize everyone else is pretending to have it together. None of our dumbasses actually have it together."

🙋 If this book is getting adapted, contact me for the role of Meera. This Indian family made the book so awesome!

"... and you know as an Aquarius I can't deal with that like a regular human being."

Yuki, hi!!!

I love them so much!

I love the crazy side characters as well.

I mean I wouldn't have loved this story as much as I am
Elle (ellexamines)
Jul 30, 2020 marked it as 2021
Shelves: x-tbr-lgbtq
what if we got married in Vegas... and then we moved in together... and we were both girls?
Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
THIS COVER! THIS CONCEPT! the sapphics s t a y w i n n i n g
Lily Herman
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm starting this one with a disclaimer: I fully intend to come back to this review in the future once I've had more time to sit with this book. I'm still unpacking it.

But what I can say off the bat is that I think there's going to be some confusion with readers going into Morgan Rogers' Honey Girl thinking it's a romance based on the synopsis and then being thrown off when it's not. So let me be clear: The romance in this novel, while a key element in protagonist Grace Porter's life, definitely
3.5 stars
Grace Porter is not as strong as she thought she was, and instead is the lonely, terrified creature she has yet to embrace.

I was immediately drawn to this beautiful cover and the blurb to go along with it. I love Vegas wedding stories and as much as I enjoyed a lot about this book, it was nothing like I expected. The writing was stunning. Absolutely beautiful. I couldn’t believe this was a debut novel. I was expecting a romance, but I personally wouldn’t classify this as a
Larry H
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, blog-tour
Morgan Rogers' Honey Girl is as much a love story as it is a story of both blood and chosen family and finding the courage to follow your own path.

Grace Porter has always been expected to be the best. Raised by a military father who tried to pressure her into studying medicine, she chose astronomy instead, and worked tirelessly to get her PhD. Now she’s expected to find the perfect job so she can change the world, but the world isn't quite ready for a Black lesbian astronomer.

On a celebrator
Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
So there's a whale that calls at a 52-hertz frequency, and it's called the world's loneliest whale because no other whale uses that frequency to communicate. That's how I feel about this book: it has a specific frequency and it will resonate deeply with readers who are also on that frequency. Specific individuals will find a home in this book.

Honey Girl is a novel about love. It's much more than the 'got married to a girl in Vegas' pitch, though that pitch is very effective at reeling people in
It has to mean something that I started off the year with what is bound to become a new favourite.

A few days ago, I was preordering some books and I was thinking about how badly I wanted to read Honey Girl and how much I wished I had it already. Shortly after that, I got approved for it on Netgalley, so naturally, I dove in right away.

This is exactly my kind of book. It's going to be your kind of book too if you crave new adult about millennials. The thing is, our reality is so different from
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
☆ 5 / 5 ☆

“I think the sun saw something in you, something bright all on its own, and it picked you.”

At its core Honey Girl is about the loneliness of the human experience. Grace is never alone, she has supportive friends who are like family to her, people who truly and deeply love her, but it doesn’t stop her from feeling isolated and crushed under the weight of her father’s and her own expectations. For the last 11 years she’s had a plan and she’s followed it to the letter, but now the job
Christina Lauren
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
With imagery that leaps from the pages, Honey Girl is a brilliant debut. A story about finding your place in the world, about finding love—and accepting it by learning to love yourself. Prepare for this one to vault its way to the top of your TBR pile.

***Edited to add our Book of the Month review!***

When you crack open Morgan Roger’s Honey Girl, the first thing you’ll notice is the power of her voice. Evocative, playful, inventive—this debut novel sings. And while Honey Girl lured us in with the
Fadwa (Word Wonders)
At one point in the next week or so I will put my thoughts about this book into words and lay my soul bare because of that. This is one of the most touching and beautiful books I've ever read. ...more
Do you ever connect with a book on such a personal level that it’s almost as if it’s an extension of yourself? It’s rare, but it can happen, and this book did exactly that for me in so many ways.

Where do you even start a review of a book that is *this* good? I’m not sure, but I think I’ll start here. HONEY GIRL is the story of Dr. Grace Porter, who, after just completing her PhD in astronomy, goes on a trip to Vegas, where she ends up marrying a girl who smells like salt and herbs, and who leav
Mar 28, 2021 rated it did not like it
*1.5 stars*

Y'all... what is this? What. Is. It.
Now, I knew pretty much 30 or so pages in that this book would not be for me, but since this was one of my most anticipated reads for the first quarter, I pushed through. Unfortunately, it only went downhill.

My first impression of this book is that the whole "plot" was covered within the first 20 pages and kind of rinse-repeats throughout the book. Grace Porter (ugh, never wanna see that name again, Rogers repeats it SO MUCH) has just finished her
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
4.5/5 Stars

This novel wasn't what I was expecting, it surprised me, but it did so in the best way possible.

I loved the characters it portrayed, they feel real, well-rounded and they are well characterized. It's such a good group of people that truly care for each other, their bonds were tangible. I'm glad these "lonely creatures" got the chance to find each other when they needed it most. Love means truly showing yourself to others, all of you, no parts hidden and this book conveys this message
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
it’s midnight and i’m still blinking away a couple stray tears, but i’ll still attempt to get out a couple coherent thoughts about this book, because it was damn near perfect, imo.

this is a book for any twenty-something who has ever felt lost and alone and crushed under the weight of other people’s expectations that you absorb over time until you trick yourself into thinking they’re your own. for anyone who has finished their education and has had to reckon with that “oh, shit, what comes next?
honey girl is one of the most exquisite books i've ever read; it's a tale spun out of stars; a million warm hugs and tough-love conversations wrapped in tales of lonely monsters and folklore. i will be thinking about honey girl for a long, long time. about grace, and yuki and being a people pleaser & living up to expectations & what it means to be the best. words that so deeply resonated with me + were things i needed to hear so badly. i'm so glad i got to read it ahead of its release & i cannot ...more
What a special book. I’m glad I happened to see the author tweet that it’s not really a romance before I read it so my expectations were in a more accurate place, but really, nothing prepared me for how moving this was, how well it encapsulated what people want when they beg for New Adult fiction, despite the MC being 28-29. The romance is cute as hell, but it’s so much more about dealing with expectations from your family and yourself and of society (especially and particularly as a queer Black ...more
Landice (Manic Femme)

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers was basically flawless. It was everything I could have wanted in a book and just. I have no words. I know I’m supposed to write a review so I’ll come back and do that soon but for now: this is the book of my heart, I have never felt so seen as an anxious lesbian Millennial perfectionist, and I need everyone to go pre-order it IMMEDIATELY.

Update (12.14.20): I've been struggling to put all the feelings I have about Honey Girl by Morgan Roge
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is a work of art. The depiction of mental health really resonated to me and was really relatable to my own experience. The complexities of each of the characters was so refreshing. Each character had flaws, which really relates to the motif of perfectionism in the book. I also loved that while the main character struggled due to their queer identity, the whole “coming-out” thing wasn’t the main conflict. I will recommend Honey Girl with my last dying breath. I’m completely, and utterly ...more
A beautiful, charming, must-read lesbian romance

For most of her life, Grace Porter has done everything right. She's followed her father's (aka the Colonel) orders, living life according to the rigid "Porter way." Now she's twenty-eight, with a newly acquired PhD in astronomy. On a girl's trip to Vegas, Grace strays from her workaholic, straitlaced ways, gets drunk and marries a girl she's just met. Upon returning home, Grace feels burned out and less fulfilled about finally attaining her degree
Meryl Wilsner
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: aoc, f-f, wf
My most anticipated 2021 book didn't let me down at all. This book emotionally devastated me. Reading it was like therapy. I am blown away by Morgan Rogers's writing. After I finished, I kept carrying the book around with me anyway because I couldn't bear to put it down. Just absolutely fantastic.

FYI: it is more women's fiction than romance--the focus is on the main character rather than the relationship.
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Morgan is a queer millennial from Baltimore writing about queer millennials. She has a dog and a cat and dreams about one day owning a farm with horses and goats and chickens. Music is her biggest creative inspiration. Honey Girl is her first novel.

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