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I read for escape/imagination as a kid/young adult, as a lit major in my twenties. Now, in my thirties, I'm much more intentional, reading to educate myself, break down unconscious biases and expand my worldview.
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Novels by Women, Women of Color, Latinx authors, Native American authors, magic realism, 20th Century American Fiction
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My Rating Scale
An all-time favorite. Scenes from these books live in my mind and I revisit them in my dreams
Memorable and intense. Lovely imagery and dialogue
Entertaining, well-written, but not as memorable as some others
I read it because it was a classic, required, etc. still above average
Required reading or a classic. Wasn't bad, but didn't fall in love with it
Most likely this book bored me
Eh, I just wanted to finish it
Read it, disliked it, can't remember it
Either the story or the writer is self-indulgent, over-the-top or it features gratuitous violence/sex for shock value
"A friend recommended Oyeyemi's work to me, but said to start with Boy, Snow, Bird because it had the most linear plot. I enjoyed the writing, Oyeyemi's prose are beautiful--her characters internal dialogue is her best work. I still felt the charac..."
"It took me a while to make it through this graphic novel, considering the time at which I chose to read it. I took a week off because I couldn't digest both Dr. Blasey Ford's testimony accusing a Supreme Court Justice nominee of sexual assault and..."