-45 for 2018, aka "Recent Fiction I've Read And Enjoyed":
- "So Much Blue", by Percival Everett
- "The Incendiaries," by R.O. Kwon
- "Red Clocks," by Leni Zumas
- "Florida," by Lauren Groff
I have read a lot in the last quarter of the year, but haven't been as consistent about sharing what I read. However, as the end of the year fast approaches, I plan to catch up on what I've read with a few omnibus book posts!
The latter three books have been amply read, reviewed, and recommended, so I feel like I have little to add except to say, "Read new fiction written by women! You won't be disappointed!" Also, "If you love reading about cults, feminist just-barely-dystopia, and/or real-life Floridan dystopia, you'll love these!" Also, I gave Lauren Groff another chance after totally misunderstanding the hype around "Fates and Furies" (#unpopularopinion
😉), and while I still prefer Florida as written by Karen Russell, the stories in Groff's collection were an enjoyable read.
The first novel, "So Much Blue," by the prolific Percival Everett hasn't gotten as much press, which is a shame, given its beauty. It came highly recommended by @grufftrade
, and I had a hard time putting it down, wanting to read more and more of Everett's delectable prose. If you love art, family drama, stories told in flashback, light suspense, flawed characters with deeply-rooted secrets and/or gorgeous literary fiction, this book is a gem. *
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