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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere
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It was okay. I don't think it was worth all the hype and inclusion on so many "best of the year" lists. There was a lot in here that made me roll my eyes, but I also was interested to see what happened next so I liked it from a "book I wanted to get ...more
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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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The Sea Beast Takes a Lover by Michael Andreasen
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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere
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It was okay. I don't think it was worth all the hype and inclusion on so many "best of the year" lists. There was a lot in here that made me roll my eyes, but I also was interested to see what happened next so I liked it from a "book I wanted to get ...more
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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
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The Nix by Nathan  Hill
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What a ride! This book took on so much, but ties it all together in a way I found really engaging and creative. (It also involves a piece of Chicago history I was utterly unfamiliar with, so I learned something too...) Often emotional and often laugh ...more
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The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2)
by N.K. Jemisin (Goodreads Author)
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Nowhere near as good as the first. Much longer than it felt like it needed to be, and there were lots of moments where something important would be italicized except I didn't understand why it was important. I'm sure I'll end up reading the last one, ...more
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From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
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The concept is wonderful, and these short forays into what other cultures do with their dead was very interesting -- on the surface. But I felt like this book was missing depth (about six feet worth?!) in incorporating how beliefs of the afterlife sh ...more
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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