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Kitchen, by Banana Yoshimoto

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emotional lighthearted reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

You, by Caroline Kepnes

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dark tense 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? Yes

3.5

City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert

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adventurous emotional fast-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? It's complicated

5.0

Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl

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

4.0

Insatiable, by Daisy Buchanan

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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? Yes

3.5


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The Twisted Ones, by T. Kingfisher

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

4.0

One Night, New York, by Lara Thompson

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

3.5


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The Bellwether Revivals, by Benjamin Wood

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

5.0

This has probably become my favourite book! Also that ending! I didn't see it coming and it bloody hurt! 
Perfect for fans of The Secret History by Donna Tartt and perfect for those who would want to read Donna Tartt but are scared about the unnecessary length of The Secret History, and the boring descriptions that go on for ages. This book is absolutely BRILLIANT!!! 
Diary of a Film, by Niven Govinden

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emotional inspiring lighthearted reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Lullaby Beach, by Stella Duffy

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emotional inspiring mysterious 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? It's complicated

5.0

Wow. Just wow. This book is so wonderful and complex with a cast of characters so powerful! Its resilient and strong, brave women are the main focus, resulting in a powerful, heartbreaking story of survival, Prejudice, sisterhood, family and above all, love. 

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