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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

November 16, 2020
The Guest List by Lucy Foley

I read Lucy Foley's first novel, The Hunting Party* (review here) roughly around this time last year and loved it. When I heard about The Guest List I was excited but unsure how it could possibly be better than her first. Spoiler, it was. I read most of it in a frenzy over two days desperate not only to find out who had died but also who had…

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

October 8, 2020

The Poppy War, and RF Kuang's writing, in general, is utterly outstanding. I was gripped from the beginning, couldn't put the book down and was desperate for the second as soon as I finished this one. I'll say it to begin with, the hugest of trigger warnings for this book - primarily rape/sexual assault, self harm, death. This is not a happy story, at times it feels like…

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Adele by Leila Slimani

August 17, 2020
Adele by Leila Slimani

This book started out so captivating. I was thoroughly intrigued in Adele's character and her motivations but ultimately I was very disappointed in the ending. Adele is a wholly unlikeable character she is married, a mother and has been cheating on her husband for as long as they have been together. She craves sex seemingly to be a form of satiated (not sure if emotionally or physically) but…

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In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

April 22, 2020
In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

I'd picked this up on a whim from work after spending so many years, literally years, walking past it picking it up and putting it back on the shelf.  I finally bought it, read it and I'm not entirely sure what I just read.  Hand on heart I enjoyed the book, the writing was very gripping as were the characters but it got very strange. To the point…