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The Mothers by Brit Bennett
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really liked it
bookshelves: authors-of-color, black-history-month, fiction, on-my-bookshelf

4.5 stars
Powerful, yet uncomfortable novel about choices, lies, and relationships.
It’s about three people—Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey—but mostly Nadia.
It’s about how our choices affect us, and how our secrets can define us if we let them.
It’s about growing up in a tight knit religious community, and the pressures and the judgments that can go along with that.
It's about infidelity and the harm it causes.
It's about loss -- loss of innocence, loss of life, loss of family.
It’s about how grief and pain mess us up and what can happen when we try to leave it behind.
I absolutely devoured this book.
*Not recommended for sensitive readers. Fbombs
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Reading Progress

February 19, 2018 – Shelved
February 19, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 5, 2020 – Started Reading
February 5, 2020 – Shelved as: authors-of-color
February 5, 2020 – Shelved as: black-history-month
February 5, 2020 – Shelved as: on-my-bookshelf
February 5, 2020 – Shelved as: fiction
February 19, 2020 –
page 43
15.47%
February 23, 2020 –
page 90
32.37% "I really like this."
February 23, 2020 –
page 112
40.29% "Gritty. Uncomfortable."
February 23, 2020 –
page 149
53.6%
February 23, 2020 –
page 201
72.3% "A page turner (at least for me)."
February 24, 2020 –
page 278
100.0%
February 24, 2020 – Finished Reading

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