Book Thirty-Five

My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.

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Celeste Ng has been in my peripheral vision for quite some time. Several friends (Emily and Laura in particular) have recommended her books to me this year. I found this used copy at a bookstore in Arlington one Saturday when I went exploring. What a page turner! You’re hooked from page one because the plot begins with a mysterious death. All the twists and turns were beautifully written with such dynamic characters. I really enjoy Celeste’s writing style and method of handling difficult subjects. This novel is a poignant family portrait full of dissonance and intention.

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Goodreads rating: 3.83/5

My rating: 4/5 stars

Days read: August 25-26

Recommend: Yes and anything else Celeste Ng has written