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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Milk and Honey
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Heard a lot of buzz about this book and... yikes. Rupi Kaur touches on some important themes of the female body, relationships, and violence but her reflections are plain and shallow. Poetry for the "live, laugh, love" demographic.

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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
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This book had me feeling a bit conservative and moralist-- the sort of loose boundaries of relationships and love Frances and company have is little outside of what I'm personally comfortable with and I think hit a little close to home in ways I'm ...more
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The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
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I spent the first weekend of spring barefoot in a hammock drinking tea and completely absorbed in this book. The pacing is marvelous and the writing so clean and precise. Baru is a deeply drawn character. Her loss of home, parent, self and the brutal ...more
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Last Winter We Parted by Fuminori Nakamura
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A little In Cold Blood, a little Diabolique. I did like the strangeness of the story and characters, but there's a leap at the end that I could not make and ruins the entire book for me. I don't think the translation is very successful either.
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