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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

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funny hopeful fast-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.25

300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso

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funny reflective medium-paced
a few striking quotes from this one:

"Some people ditch friends and lovers because it's easier to get new ones than to resolve conflicts with the old ones, particularly if resolving a conflict requires one to admit error or practice mercy. I'm describing an asshole. But what if the asshole thinks he's ditching an asshole?"

"I love word games, in which words are reduced to objects, and which kill the intimacy I maintain with the same words when I'm writing." <-- me playing the wordle everyday

"Depression is hard to describe not just because it is complex and abstract but also because it occupies the part of us capable of describing things."
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

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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

4.75

gosh i just adored this. birds! queer longing! urban exploration! cross-generational journeys and quests! yes!
Pure Colour by Sheila Heti

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emotional reflective medium-paced

5.0

 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

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adventurous hopeful reflective medium-paced

3.75

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 by Danielle Evans

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4.75

welcome back to literary fiction, me!!! the novella truly kicked ass.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

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emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated

2.5

overly portentous narration
Finna by Nino Cipri

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adventurous fast-paced
Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino

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adventurous funny medium-paced

4.25