The Thirty Names of Night, by Zeyn Joukhadar
emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced
- Plot- or character-driven? A mix
- Strong character development? Yes
- Loveable characters? Yes
- Diverse cast of characters? Yes
- Flaws of characters a main focus? No
gosh i just adored this. birds! queer longing! urban exploration! cross-generational journeys and quests! yes!
Pure Colour, by Sheila Heti
emotional reflective medium-paced
i cried! this is how should a person be (one of my all time favs) but through a more miranda july ish lens.
The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern
adventurous hopeful reflective medium-paced
i probably woulda liked this more a decade ago; i felt like it went a lil too hard on "wow stories and libraries so amazing." stories and libraries ARE amazing! but the folkloric elements were heavy handed for my middle aged jaded heart.
The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories, by Danielle Evans
welcome back to literary fiction, me!!! the novella truly kicked ass.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by V.E. Schwab
emotional tense fast-paced
- Plot- or character-driven? Plot
- Strong character development? It's complicated
overly portentous narration
Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, by Sara Marcus