one thing at a time (llemma) wrote,
one thing at a time

We Are Not Ourselves, adult fiction by Matthew Thomas. Ten out of ten for enjoyable noveliness but the plot comes at the expense of the characters. If a woman had written it, we'd call it chick lit, not the Next American Novel. (*)

My Brilliant Friend, adult fiction by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein. Accurately titled per membership in the Separate Peace/ Deliverance/ Fight Club/ Gatsby family.

A Visit from the Goon Squad, adult fiction by Jennifer Egan, reread.

Begun but then set aside as ill-suited for current reading conditions, The Salt Eaters, adult fiction by Toni Cade Bambara.

How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, adult fiction by Charles Yu. Mostly wonderful, twenty to forty percent doing too much.

Tiny Beautiful Things, adult memoir in the form of advice column by Cheryl Strayed, if she's your thing.
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