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The Lessons by Naomi Alderman
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really liked it
bookshelves: morbid-dark, atmospheric, secret-history-esque, aesthetic-dark, acadeamia

Really, really want to re-read The Secret History right now...

Yet I do not wish to compare The Lessons to The Secret History. There are similarities but only in terms of the atmospheric-ness. The Lessons is not a carbon copy of Donna Tartts novel - not at all. It has its own magic to it, its own darkness, its own suffocating and desperate quality that really starts to pick up in the second half of the book and I very much enjoyed it.

I could not be more glad to have found The Secret History through bookstagram this year, as I feel like the qualities this novel possesses are exactly what i've always been looking for in books. And I am so glad that there are similar stories !
So for anyone who did enjoy The Secret History, I can wholeheartedly recommend The Lessons !
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Reading Progress

August 1, 2017 – Shelved
August 1, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
August 9, 2017 – Shelved as: morbid-dark
October 16, 2017 – Started Reading
October 18, 2017 –
page 108
37.5% "enjoying it so far. hate emmanuella though."
October 19, 2017 – Shelved as: atmospheric
October 19, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 19, 2018 – Shelved as: secret-history-esque
April 27, 2018 – Shelved as: aesthetic-dark
June 1, 2018 – Shelved as: acadeamia

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