Books you've read in 2019

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  1. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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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 King of Beauty

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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 King of Beauty

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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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  7. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    She is such a wizard. I can't even begin.
     
  8. Beverley

    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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  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix The Wife

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

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  10. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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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.
     
  11. BoysForSeles

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    Just finished this ‘If Cats Disappeared From The World.

    Just starting the Pat Benatar autobiography.
     
  12. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I'm officially halfway through my reading goal. 20 books so far. :disco:

    One of the best ones has been Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie. Loved it.
     
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  13. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    I’m also halfway through my goal, at 15. :disco:
     
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  14. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    YAS BITCH!

    btw, Edouard follows me on Twitter. :disco:
     
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  15. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    Omg JEALOUS!
     
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  16. Zu-Klara

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    Some of these books have very unpleasant covers and fonts and frankly have a look of being EMBOSSED. Really I couldn’t bring myself to even touch them, much less have them in the penthouse :gross:

    Anyway, I’m halfway through Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’ and also Cosey Fanni Tutti’s ‘Art Sex Music’ :disco:
     
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  17. Mats

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    that's my constant thought too :D
     
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  18. Mats

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    which is why I only ever buy second hand books from the 1940s

    also Edouard is a slice of pie but I fear he'll do a Moz type u-turn one day :(
     
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    :D Oh thank God it’s not just ME! Someone recently gave me a book which was apparently hilarious, but one look at it made me feel sick and ultimately caused such a temper that I had to rip it in two

    I realise this makes me sound like an ungrateful monster but STANDARDS!
     
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    You’d never get that with FOLIO. Goodness me the French know how to produce a paperback. Square-ish picture of an ashtray or someone crying, a couple of very pleasant fonts and everything else TOUT BLANC. More than enough to be getting on with :weed:
     
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  21. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    That's on my list.

    I'm 8 books through my list. Starting to lose steam a bit. I blame The Little Friend, @jivafox !
     
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  22. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    Ok I love The Little Friend but I didn’t write it! :D

    If you’re really struggling I would recommend just reading the rest of the plot summary, because you will NOT be happy by the end.
     
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  23. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    I am just about halfway through and it’s picked up a bit by god it’s a slog!
     
  24. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    Still struggling but once I'm done I'll move on to two short novels/novellas, and then if I can join in on Moopy Book Club then I will but oh dear what can I do.
     
  25. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    i’m reading THIS

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    and it’s FABULOUS so far. hysterically funny and expands a lot more on the (already amazing) film.
     
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  26. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    I'm reading the latest ALAN HOLLINGHURST now. Seems like the usual tale of PRIVILEGED QUEENS so far but who would expect anything else?
     
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  27. Suedey

    Suedey King of Beauty

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    That one's on my listette.
     

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