My ex-partner and I read this together right after our breakup, and it really helped us process a lot! bell hooks is not cynical about love, but she also doesn't view it as a fairy tale. This book has made love feel less scary and more empowering. Not just romantic love, but also self-love, family love, and friend love.Recommended by Maddy F.
A TENSE book. It just goes and goes. Be prepared to be stressed out whenever you have to set it down. Dark, funny, with fascinating gender dynamics. I can see this becoming an HBO or Netflix miniseries in the future. Mark my words!Recommended by Maddy F.
Utterly engrossing, at times extremely frustrating, heartbreaking and darkly funny. A protagonist easy to loathe and love all at once. An accurate depiction of grief and severe depression. The ending blew me away. The last few pages, especially the final line, will stay with me for a long time.Recommended by Maddy F.
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I would recommend it to lovers of mystery and poetry, as well as straight-up good storytelling. Roy's writing puts you under a trance with her searing language and addictive narrative. (Content warning for abuse and trauma). Recommended by Maddy F.