Sarah Ames-Foley's Reviews > An American Marriage

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
50780228
This review can also be found on my blog.

I’ve struggled for days to write this review. An American Marriage is well-written and engaging and while I appreciate what Tayari Jones did with this book, I just felt so frustrated reading it. Roy, the husband in the couple at the center of the story, treats his wife Celestial like little more than property and (view spoiler). I felt like he was irredeemably awful at times to the point where I wanted to put down the book and not pick it up again. I wish I had loved this more and it certainly wasn’t bad, but it also isn’t something that I see sticking with me.
8 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read An American Marriage.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

March 4, 2019 – Shelved
March 4, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: 1-womens-prize-2019
April 17, 2019 – Started Reading
April 17, 2019 –
page 28
9.09%
April 17, 2019 –
page 61
19.81%
April 18, 2019 –
page 126
40.91%
April 18, 2019 –
page 126
40.91%
April 19, 2019 –
page 160
51.95%
April 20, 2019 –
page 190
61.69%
April 20, 2019 –
page 231
75.0%
April 21, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 22, 2019 – Shelved as: 1-read-in-2019
April 22, 2019 – Shelved as: adult
April 22, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary
April 22, 2019 – Shelved as: involves-romance
April 22, 2019 – Shelved as: mc-isnt-white

No comments have been added yet.