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August was a great month for reading! So this is the perfect opportunity to try an August wrap-up video. Here’s what I read.
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Hunger by Roxane Gay.
Roxane Gay, the famed feminist writer, tells us about the brutal gang rape that began her unhealthy relationship with food and her body.
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher recounts her electroconvulsive therapy, her famous mother, and her long and ill-fated relationship with Paul Simon in this hilarious memoir.
The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
Four friends come together for a fun(ish) ladies’ weekend. They decide to trade confessions via anonymous letters, but a fifth letter is scarily toxic.
The Party by Robyn Harding
A sweet sixteen party turns sour when one of the girls attending gets a horrible injury. The already fragile family implodes as dominoes fall.
Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
As a teen she was kidnapped and held in captivity for several years. She birthed her kidnapper’s baby. They escaped. And then the real drama began.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Amanda, a trans teen, starts a new life in a small town. Can she have a chance at happiness? Friends? Love? It’s murky and heartbreaking.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evelyn Hugo is a glamorous Hollywood legend. In an unheard of act, she’s granting a no-hold-barred interview. Which husband was true love?
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Quincy is a “final girl” having survived a brutal mass murder years before. Now, a fellow final girl has died under suspicious circumstances.
The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder
These people are terrible! And it’s so much fun watching them sink lower and lower and then, somehow, begin to rise. Or maybe not.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Nadia and Saeed fall in love, but war is destroying their town until it forces them out of their home and to a fantastical world where doors could lead anywhere.