Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling is a devastating story of the resilience of children, despite the wickedness of the world they’re born into. 13-year-old Turtle was dealt a bad hand. She does not live – she only survives the trails of her relationship with her wicked father, fending for herself in the wilderness and convincing herself that she is loved and well-cared-for.
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John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down is a touching coming-of-age story about a young woman learning to live, love, and become an adult with a crippling mental illness.
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Gillian Flynn’s psychological thriller-family drama combo, Sharp Objects, tells the dark story of a troubled woman’s childhood in and present visit to the problematic Missouri hometown she thought she had successfully broken free of, and that is now the site of two murders.
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Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller Into the Water follows the inhabitants of a small town in northern England as they deal with the death of one of their own who’s died the way so many women before her have – in the Drowning Pool.
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Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians tells the complicated and exceptionally interesting story of the madness that ensues when Nick Young, the heir to one of the largest fortunes in Asia, brings his middle-class Asian-American girlfriend, Rachel Chu, home to Singapore for the summer to meet his family.
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Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things portrays three very different people in modern-day Connecticut navigating the complexities of race and the justice system.
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Welcome to Bookmarked. I’m so glad you’re here. I hope that my musings on the books that I read can help inspire you to pick up a book yourself & help you find your next book.
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Who are you?
I’m Abby, a 24-year-old technical writer living in Houston, TX with my boyfriend, Matt, and our rescue dog, Murphy. I graduated from the University of Michigan (go blue!) in 2016 with a degree in Communications and a minor in Digital Studies.
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