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For Such a Time
did not like it

How can a premise like this for a book be okay? And to be nominated for an award? NO. Unbelievable.
not set
Aug 05, 2015
The Remains of the Day
really liked it
'Naturally, when one looks back to such instances today, they may indeed take the appearance of being crucial, precious moments in one's life; but of
Nov 19, 2017
Oct 05, 2017
Lab Girl
really liked it
'Science is work, nothing more and nothing less. And so we will keep working as another day dawns and this week turns into next week, and then this mo
Feb 03, 2017
Feb 02, 2017
Santa's Husband
it was amazing
Get you someone that looks at you like Santa's husband looks at Santa.
not set
Oct 18, 2017
Sour Heart
it was amazing
'After dinner, everyone talked at each other and over each as if there were not enough hours left in the day to get everything out and so it all had
Sep 28, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
Human Acts
it was amazing
'How long do souls linger by the side of their bodies?
Do they really flutter away like some kind of bird? Is that what trembles the edges of the cand
Nov 15, 2016
Jul 27, 2016
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1)
really liked it
'Percy blows a sigh from his nose. The single errand curl about his ear flutters. "I don't think it's a good idea to go courting trouble, is all."

Sep 07, 2017
Sep 03, 2017
Anna Karenina
really liked it
On the 1st of this year, I decided I would bring Anna Karenina along for a train ride back to the city after the holidays. What a great decision to st ...more
Jan 10, 2016
Jan 01, 2016
When Dimple Met Rishi
it was amazing
so I was supposed to start this later and read it slower but uh, that didn't happen. this was so good! and I was supposed to write a proper review so ...more
Jun 28, 2017
Dec 03, 2016
The Lady of the Camellias
really liked it
Excuse me, my heart's gotten heavy now.

Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval: two lovers in nineteenth-century Paris. A beautifully spun tale of woe. On
Jan 18, 2016
Jan 15, 2016
Exit West
really liked it
Oh. The ache. This was so beautiful. 'Timely' is such a flighty word but this story is so accessible for many, if they would just pick it up and read ...more
Apr 07, 2017
Oct 15, 2016
Alexander Hamilton
it was amazing
If you had told me this time last year that I would be reading not just a biography of Alexander Hamilton, but loving it, and even considering reading ...more
Feb 23, 2016
Sep 29, 2015
Rich People Problems
it was amazing
It's over. DON'T LEAVE ME, TYERSALL PARK. & EVERYBODY. I'm thankful for these books for all the emotional investment and being able to see so much ...more
Jul 09, 2017
Nov 12, 2016
it was amazing
'It's all right to forget, you know, he said. It's good to. In fact, we have to forget things sometimes. Forgetting it is important. We do it on purp
Dec 08, 2017
Dec 07, 2017
The Power
it was ok
I would've finished this one a lot quicker because it's a fast read but a lot of personal stuff came up so, here I am, with this being my first book o ...more
Jan 08, 2018
Dec 16, 2017
The Sympathizer
it was amazing
Brilliant. This has shot up to being one of my favourite war novels. It isn't perfect but when there is so, so much here that Viet Thanh Nguyen juggle ...more
Jul 15, 2016
Jun 08, 2016
The Wangs vs. the World
really liked it
My heart feels full. I loved this family. They loved each other in their own ways and I could relate to everything in this except for the fact that my ...more
Nov 19, 2016
Sep 09, 2016
Call Me by Your Name
really liked it
Vague review because I cannot communicate desire and obsession in such subtle and vivid ways (yes, both) like this even if I had lifetimes to live.

I r
Jan 08, 2017
Jun 08, 2015
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
it was amazing
Got up early enough to finish the last story before starting my day, and there's plenty to do, so I'll get a [more concise/readable] review out later. ...more
May 29, 2016
May 20, 2016
What Happened
liked it
More of a 3.5!

I just had to know what this was going to be and it felt like enough time for me to finally get to it. I doubt it'd convince either side
Nov 05, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
really liked it
Okay, Autumn knocked me over and became one of my favourites, so this one inevitably fell short in comparison. but it's also unfair to compare? so. SO ...more
Jan 31, 2018
Jan 19, 2018
James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations
it was amazing
'They don't know how they got into it or, worse, won't recognize how. I don't know. They don't know how they got into the chaos of their cities, for e ...more
Feb 08, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
Things We Lost in the Fire
it was amazing

I simply adored this collection. Every single one of these stories unsettled me in all the ways. I had no idea what to expect but this was such a
Mar 14, 2017
Dec 20, 2016
Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe
really liked it
'My generation in Eastern Europe came of age just as the Berlin Wall came down. This border shadowed my Bulgarian childhood during the last era of 'So
Oct 25, 2017
Aug 19, 2017
White Teeth
really liked it
Feels like I've been reading this forever but it still ended too soon. I am in awe of the many distinct voices juggled here without a risk of dropping ...more
Dec 06, 2016
Nov 08, 2016
The Story of the Lost Child (The Neapolitan Novels, #4)
liked it
It's over. It's finally over.

I'll rate a bit higher for its ambition and its existence in literature than for my enjoyment of the series. I'd feel bad
Jan 31, 2016
Jan 30, 2016
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)
liked it
I'm not familiar with the myth so I can't speak to how well the re-telling is being done, but it's got me intrigued to pick this up in the first place ...more
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 31, 2016
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Okay. This was not what I expected. Seeing the way Max and the narrator met and fell in love was also surprising because from the sy ...more
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 04, 2017
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I managed to avoid any reviews/spoilers before reading this so all I knew going in was that:

1) it was a play that people will get t
Jul 31, 2016
Jul 31, 2016
Crazy Rich Asians
it was amazing
I originally gave this 4 stars but with how much enjoyment I got out of it, it just didn't feel right not to give it 5! Life is too short to be stingy ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
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