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After Sappho, by Selby Wynn Schwartz

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3.5

I enjoyed this more as a concept than as an experience.

Sapphic artists of the past are woven together to create this body of work. There are glimpses of each their lives in vignettes that take you on their journey as they struggle for visibility in a society that oppresses, ignores, and undervalues women - and punishes them for their queerness.

Brilliant work just couldn't fully immerse myself in this.





Fish Soup, by Margarita García Robayo

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3.25

I liked some of it although I really wanted to love all of it. The plane was flying there and then it wasn't. It crashed somewhere in the mountains of vaguely reflective and mildly boring. 


Happy Hour, by Marlowe Granados

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4.75

the language she uses in writing is filled with such depth. i savored reading this book, truly.
The Lost Daughter, by Elena Ferrante

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3.5

A look into the unease of early mothers into dissatisfied women in search of their personhood.
Three Summers, by Margarita Liberaki

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2.75

This was a pleasant read.  However, I wasn't immersed in the story, nor did I feel anything for the characters. I was distracted throughout the book.
Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead, by Emily Austin

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4.5

This book is for a very specific audience. You either get it or you don't. Even when you're not the intended audience the book still holds up. Charming, brilliant, and humorous. Definitely reco!!!
A Very Easy Death, by Simone de Beauvoir

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3.75

When someone you love dies you pay for the sin of outliving her with a thousand piercing regerets. 

Written to be felt.
Cleopatra and Frankenstein, by Coco Mellors

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4.25

Honestly thought this wasn't going to live up to the hype (like so many others that have come before) but this absolutely 100% does! Felt this deeply. 

I just wish there was more focus on the mc's. I liked the shifting povs but I also wanted their relationship to be more fleshed out and not just focused on when they were in the heat of it. Still good! I started this with a lump in my throat - I  swallowed and now it is in my heart. I want to read books in this vein. Like this. 

** unrelated but i love how cleopatra is a bit of a coco mellors self-insert.
Diana: the Last Year, by Donald Spoto

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3.0

An insight into the last years of the beloved Princess Diana. This depicted Diana as human, a person with all their textures. Imperfect but deeply good.