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Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
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Less by Andrew Sean Greer
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Funny, sad, clever, silly, deep, shallow, literary... this was a good read about aging, world travel, and romantic love, and unlike any other book I've read recently.
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Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
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Another enjoyable Maisie Dobbs period mystery, based around the psychological aftermath of ghastly WWI. My library apparently has all the books in this series on their shelves, so I intend to keep going with it over time.
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The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West
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Lots of great observations and quotable quotes in this book of essays. Lindy West, 30something feminist and funny cultural critic, calls out what's going on in the world right now in a very relatable way. She also spends time analyzing her formative ...more
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What If? by Randall Munroe
“They say there are no stupid questions. That’s obviously wrong; I think my question about hard and soft things, for example, is pretty stupid. But it turns out that trying to thoroughly answer a stupid question can take you to some pretty interesting places.”
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Normal People by Sally Rooney
Normal People
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Heartbreaking and a little opaque, the shifting sands of this relationship between two smart, intense, damaged young Irish students make you ask where it's all leading; it was a bit painful to keep enduring their misunderstandings. I would wonder: ...more
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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
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“Cultural products will spread faster and wider when everybody can see what everybody else is doing. It suggests that the future of many hit-making markets will be fully open, radically transparent, and very, very unequal.”
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“Some consumers buy products not because they are ‘better” in any way, but simply because they are popular. What they’re buying is not just a product, but also a piece of popularity itself.”
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“Initially [my favorite books] seem to immerse me in another life, but ultimately they immerse me in me; I am looking through the window into another person’s home, but it is my face that I see in the reflection.”
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“Posting dramatic charts or funny pictures is good and giving people smart reasons to believe what they already think is great.”
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“It is not merely the feeling that something is familiar. It is one step beyond that. It is something new, challenging, or surprising that opens a door into a feeling of comfort, meaning, or familiarity. It is called an aesthetic aha.”
Derek Thompson, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

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