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this is just a page for books i have read and some things i thought about them or whatever

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer

(reread) this book is so well written i almost hate it

finished 9/1/2022

The Things They Carried

Tim O'Brien

(reread) still as heartbreaking as i remember. some of it makes me sick to my stomach to think about. i think a lot of it was a love story

finished 8/28/2022


Gregory Benford

honestly, this book is proof that most of the time, writing does not come easily to scientists

finished 8/26/2022

Our Homesick Songs

Emma Hooper

about a family who breaks because they love their home, and a boy who calls the fish home with his trucks and a girl who aches to prove that the world is big enough for good things.

finished 8/21/2022

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

this book is just devastating jfc

finished 8/16/2022

The History of Love

Nicole Krauss

in the end, everyone only has one before and after (before you, after you; before that day, after that day)

finished 8/14/2022

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver

damn it barbara, you made me cry again. i am so lucky to love and be loved the way i do and am. also, missionaries can go drown.

finished 8/12/2022

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho

a man and his sheep. tells you the moral straight out which is nice because you don't have to go looking through a bunch of bs hiding it to figure it out.

finished 7/25/2022

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman

nobody learns to live and love and be brave and be somebody from the dead. i hate this book a little because it makes me cry like an infant. otherwise, it is one of the best books ever written.

finished 7/25/2022