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1 = struggled to finish it

5 = this book changed my life

if I have long-form content about a book, it is linked

in 2023

1. All About Love by bell hooks 3/5

2. Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner 5/5

3. A Calling for Charlie Barnes by Joshua Ferris 3.5/5

4. L.A. Woman by Eve Babitz 3/5

5. The Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert 2.5/5

6. Deceit, Desire, and the Novel: Self and Other in Literary Structure by Rene Girard 5/5

7. Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom by Sylvia Plath 2/5

8. The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America by Saket Soni 1/5

9. Tirza by Arnon Grunberg 4.5/5

10. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce 3/5

11. King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov 2.5/5

12. Reflecting Men at Twice their Natural Size by Sally Cline and Dale Spender 5/5

13. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 3/5

14. The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin 3/5

15. The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer 2/5

16. Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories by Truman Capote 3.5/5

17. But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes by Anita Loos 2.5/5

18. The Paris Showroom by Juliet Blackwell 2/5

in 2022

1. Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

2. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Dr. Mary Pipher 

3. The Brother's Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

4. Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton 

5. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson 

6. The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh 

7. The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller 

8. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier 

9. Mustique Island by Sarah McCoy 

10. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 

11. Tracy Flick Can't Win by Tom Perrotta 

12. Sex and Rage by Eve Babitz 

13. Why You Should Read Kafka Before You Waste Your Life by James Hawes 

14. Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler 

15. iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Lesss Happy -- and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood by Jean Twenge (Jean you couldn't cut down your title??? damn) 

16. The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov 

17. Self Care by Leigh Stein

18. Rattlebone by Maxine Clair 

19. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut 

20. You Have No Idea by Vanessa Williams 

21. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen 

22. Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering 

23. How the Pill Changes Everything: Your Brain on Birth Control by Dr. Sarah E. Hill 

24. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 

25. Between Women: Love, Envy, and Competition in Women's Friendships by Luise Eichenbaum and Susie Orbach 

26. Metamorphosis (a collection with Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and A Judgement), by Franz Kafka

27. Norweigan Wood by Haruki Murakami 

28. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh 

29. Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder 

30. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 

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