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Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
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really liked it
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Another book on my quest to read all the 2019 shortlisted books! I am pleased to say that reading this book was a very different experience than reading the previous book I read in this challenge. I truly loved the writing style of this book and how it was set up. The is a collection of short stories where all of the characters are connected in one way or another. I personally have never read a collection like this, but it made all the difference for me.

Every voice in this book has a powerful story to tell, each perspective is of an individuals who is minority in the Britain. Each one of the authors story was wonderfully written, their writing talent is truly something of wonder, their voice is strong and confident, which I truly enjoyed. As I read I was invested in the characters even though we were not with them the entire book. I tend to have difficulty doing this in short stories since we spend so little time with characters. But, the quality of these stories really elevated my reading experience. Also, really liked how the author discussed huge topics such as feminism, racism, different forms of abuse, love, and many more. I am thankful that this book was on the shortlist, because sadly this book is not talked about otherwise and it truly is a shame. I honestly think she should have been the only winner as well.
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Reading Progress

December 29, 2019 – Shelved
December 29, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 5, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
April 14, 2020 – Started Reading
April 14, 2020 –
page 32
April 14, 2020 –
page 55
April 15, 2020 –
page 75
April 15, 2020 –
page 113
April 17, 2020 –
page 276
April 19, 2020 – Shelved as: fiction
April 19, 2020 – Finished Reading

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