I just finished In Five Years, by Rebecca Serle. I read it for research for Counterfactual, a manuscript I should have probably put time into this year. While reviews are mixed, I found the story an entertaining one, and the language elevated for commercial fiction. Also, given my tendency to be up early these days, this quote stuck out to me.
Getting into this book, and while interesting, there are WAY too many characters. Fortunately, it has some funny lines!
“I am creating a social media post about a croissant that I am pretty sure will define me as a human.”
Grown Ups, Emma Jane Unsworth
After many a start and stop with novels this week, I’m getting into this novel, which has tons of funny quotes. Hope you’ve got some good books to stay home with!
All of the scrolling and staring was delaying her grand life plan, the one she had always had.”
Followers, Megan Angelo
Getting into this book, and there are more than a few lines that leap out to me. The one above is one I’ve been thinking about a lot.
Wow! What a book (and apologies for the extra ‘it’ up there — I couldn’t get Kindle to spit this one out correctly). I flew through Vox in two days, and am hoping we can read it for an upcoming book club, because there is SO MUCH I want to discuss.
This could be taken from today’s headlines, but the novel imagines a not so distant future where women are limited to 100 spoken words a day. It’s a fascinating journey and I would encourage you to check it out.
I am FINALLY getting around to reading Circe, which has been on my TBR pile forever. With an eye on the Fates project (when that will ever see the light of day, who knows?), I’m really enjoying the read so far. I might even get around to a proper review!
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!