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Currently reading

Glow: A Novel
Jessica Maria Tuccelli
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
Anna Summers, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight: Read this if

Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberly McCreight

You should definitely read this if:

  • You're looking for a fast, gripping, unputdownable novel.
  • You can follow novels that jump around on a timeline.
  • You're a recovering bully.
  • You've been wondering what would happen on a darker version of The Gilmore Girls.
  • You want to see how a novel could seamlessly combine a mystery with the intricacies of female relationships with one another, with a little law firm & private school politics thrown in. 

Don't read this if: 
  • You're a very recent bullying victim.
  • Anything that discusses sex or sexuality makes you queasy.
  • You find minor mistakes in timelines hopelessly distracting (--> I read an uncorrected proof, and am hoping that has been resolved in the final edition or that I just read something wrong). 
  • You prefer to remain blissfully ignorant of what your teenager is doing. 
  • You don't like starting at the end and working your way backwards (sort of). 
Source: http://www.bookishhabits.org/2013/04/reconstructing-amelia-by-kimberly.html