Half an hour ago they were on their honeymoon; now they were forty.”
Last Couple Standing, Matthew Norman
While I think (?) I’m enjoying this book, there are some weird things going on. However, this sentence is 100% true.
“One inheritance of living under the male gaze for centuries is that heterosexual women often look at other women the way a man would.”
Three Women, Lisa Taddeo
There will be a few more quotes from this book for me to share. It’s not a book I would’ve picked up, but that’s #bookclublife. Honestly, it’s very well written and doesn’t feel like non-fiction. Definitely worth checking out!
“I think we seldom regret the risks we take as much as the times we did not try at all.”
Gail Carriger, Imprudence
As much as I love Ms. Carriger, I certainly did not love this book (and the series is tedious in a strange way). Anyway, at least there was something quotable!
They want me to be a doctor. I want to be the queen.”
Foul is Fair, Hannah Capin
Y’all, this book. Given the subject material (a relatively horrific rape, not written into the book, but with plenty of references dropped in), I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the manuscript. I’m 16% in, and am fairly certain I’m going to stay up reading this tonight. The language is perfectly violent. Don’t EVER underestimate young women. They’ll come after you with a smile on their faces…
“Good profanity is never lost in translation.”
~The Lady Rogue, Jenn Bennett
Just a quick one from a book I’m thoroughly enjoying!
She felt, as she did most mornings, the deep pleasure of daily life distilled to the essentials: books, walks, spaces in which to think and work.
Home Fire: A Novel
Another one from my current book club novel. I’m…not a super fan of this book. While the writing was beautiful, I’m not sure if the construction of the story worked. Very curious to see what everyone else says in a week!