marionhoney's reviews
276 reviews

Here I Am, by Jonathan Safran Foer

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dark emotional funny reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

I cried twice. 

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Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, by Afua Hirsch

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emotional informative reflective sad medium-paced

4.5

I learned so much!

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Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, by bell hooks

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challenging informative sad slow-paced

5.0

Should be taught in schools. Can be dense to get through in places, but I already want to immediately re-read it to take it all in again.

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Lust, by Roald Dahl

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Did not finish book. Stopped at 20%.
Too much casual racism, ableism and sexism. Onwards.
The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0


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I'm the King of the Castle, by Susan Hill

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dark sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Attached: Are you Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the science of adult attachment can help you find – and keep – love, by Amir Levine, Rachel Heller

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hopeful informative medium-paced

3.75

The lack of acknowledgment of emotional labour and reinforcement of heterosexual stereotypes in many of the examples of relationship conflict felt like holes in the research. Still, would recommend and can see myself referring back to this book to check in on my attachment patterns and refresh on effective communication. 
Thriving in Non Monogamy an Ethical Slut's Guide: Overcome Jealousy, Enjoy Sex, and Honor Yourself, by Erin Davidson

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hopeful informative fast-paced

4.5

You’ll benefit from reading this even if you’re strictly monogamous. 
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, by Hank Green

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Did not finish book. Stopped at 6%.
committing more time and attention to books by people of colour, women and other marginalised groups
Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas

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dark funny reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes