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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  2,084 ratings  ·  695 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, 352 pages
Published February 23rd 2021 by Park Row Books
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Amber This is a new adult book, so I guess it really depends on how mature the child is. Check the trigger warnings on the authors website so you can see a …moreThis is a new adult book, so I guess it really depends on how mature the child is. Check the trigger warnings on the authors website so you can see a list of content, there's also one sex scene, so I guess it's up to the parent to decide with that information :)(less)

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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
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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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Jan 14, 2021 marked it as to-read
Happy pub day 🎉

What I should be doing: homework

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reading a book

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scrolling through goodreads to find more books to read!
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 ❤)
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
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)
Jun 18, 2020 marked it as tbr-unreleased
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
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
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
Jun 08, 2020 marked it as 2021-publications

✨ a Black millennial lesbian protagonist
✨ queer found family
✨ disaster girls getting married in vegas
✨ astronomy!!!
✨ a coming of age story abt expectations, family, and love in all forms

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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
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?
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
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
Landice (Manic Femme Reviews)

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
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.

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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: f-f, aoc, 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.
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was cute with a capital C! Honey Girl is both enduring and heart stirring from start to finish. It handles its tropes extremely well and surprises you with its deep, thoughtful reflections about life and finding purpose.

I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting into when I picked up this romance about a strait laced woman getting spontaneous married in Vegas, but Honey Girl goes above and beyond to dive into topics that many of us struggle with in our lives that may make us break out rando
Aug 01, 2020 marked it as unreleased
Shelves: 21-releases, lgbtq, wlw-mc
morgan rogers is really gonna give us lesbians getting drunkenly married in vegas, we have been blessed.

from the author's twitter: 'looking thru honey girl for editing purposes and they rly letting my book about lesbians of color and queer found fam and the loneliness and connections w horror and "monsters" that comes w queerness be published??? a Black lesbian astronomer??? on shelves???' yes they are and i am ready

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Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's strange how books find you at the most opportune moments. We pick up these little packets of paper without knowing that the words within them will shape us and change us and turn us into something new. That is what this book did for me.

I've been excited about this book ever since it was compared to Queenie and Red White and Royal Blue - because those are two of my favorite books, books that touched my soul and made me feel seen. So I naively thought this book would be a cute little romance
Thank you to Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

This book gave me all the feels! I swear Rogers just looked into my brain and found all my fears and insecurities about what comes next after grad school and put them in this book. I am a mess. A RIGHT MESS. Easiest five stars I've ever given, and I think i need some therapy after this. Most likely in the form of some other emotionally traumatizing books.

Grace Porter has always had a plan. She'
May 15, 2020 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts

Author: my debut novel HONEY GIRL (winter 2021) has:
✨a Black millennial lesbian protagonist
✨queer found family
✨disaster girls getting married in vegas
✨a coming of age story abt expectations, family, and love in all forms




'An #OwnVoices debut that follows a young black woman just finishing her PhD in astronomy who impulsively gets married in Vegas and decides to leave her perfectly ordered life for
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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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