Books you've read in 2019

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  1. Suedey

    Suedey Some Kind Of Love

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    Leah, Ada, Orleana, Ruth May, Rachel, Nathan... I could talk all day about them! I'm haunted by it
     
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  2. Mats

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    I'm reading Munro now. TALANT!
     
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  3. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    I'm now reading THIS

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    It's exactly the sort of thing I REALLY LOVE
     
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  4. Suedey

    Suedey Some Kind Of Love

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    On my list!

    I'm halfway through The Line of Beauty and I'm not sure yet how I feel about it.
     
  5. Suedey

    Suedey Some Kind Of Love

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    Dear Life was fantastic. Runaway is next on my list.
     
  6. Mats

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    I've begun with Too Much Happiness. I don't think short stories have ever made me feel this uneasy in such a calm way before
     
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    Suedey Some Kind Of Love

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    She is such a wizard. I can't even begin.
     
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    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    These posts make me so happy. She really is an absolute legend. Slowly working through her oeuvre. I think of got The Beggar Maid on my list at some point.
     
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    Phoenix The Wife

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    Inspired by Haunting of Hill House, I decided to continue with haunted houses

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    Suedey Some Kind Of Love

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    Well I just finished this. I'm not entirely sure what to make of it. It is, of course, beautifully written and the story is masterfully told. And yes, bien sur, the premise of '80s gay life and AIDS juxtaposed against Thatcherite Britain is genius and the graphic depictions of gay sex and drug taking add an extra layer of deliciousness

    However, characterisation was an issue for me. I did not care much for any of the main characters, least of all the protagonist himself (Nick Guest).
    Maybe some of it was lost on me in the name of subtlety; then again, I think not. Still, very much a worthwhile read and recommended by the Suedette jury.
     
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    Just finished this ‘If Cats Disappeared From The World.

    Just starting the Pat Benatar autobiography.
     

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