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The Secret History
The Secret History | Donna Tartt
Donna Tartt,winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizefor hermost recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become acontemporary classic.Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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MysticFaerie
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5🌟/5🌟

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IndoorDame
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This was written in ‘92 before Dark Academia really existed, but it‘s widely considered the novel that started the genre, and still makes most “best of” lists for the genre. It does a great job of capturing the heightened whirlwind of youth, and personifying its most sinister aspects. #Pantone2023 #LeekGreen #Booked2023 #GiftedByALitsyUser #JoyousJanuary @Clwojick @alisiakae @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Cinfhen Great photo 😁definitely a modern classic - glad you enjoyed it 1w
anniebannanie I love this book! 1w
dabbe I enjoyed this, too, but, man, it was difficult to find one character in that group to actually like or root for! 1w
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IndoorDame @anniebannanie 🖤🖤🖤 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚❤️ 1w
TheLudicReader It‘s a classic for a reason. 1w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 This is on my TBR. 1w
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Listening to my audiobook with a cup of coffee and this book critic. He‘s rarely impressed and tends to nap during readings as a result. While this is a character driven novel so far with just the tease of major plot drama to come, I‘m not sure I agree with his working review of “sleep through it” 😂

peanutnine 😻😻😻 1w
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IndoorDame
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in·car·na·dine
/inˈkärnədīn/
LITERARY
noun
a bright crimson or pinkish-red color.
"an incarnadine rose"
verb
color (something) a bright crimson or pinkish-red.
"a spreading red stain incarnadined the sea"
#WeirdWords @CBee

CBee Ooo, very cool word! I looked it up too and it‘s also used in Macbeth. Thanks for posting this! 😊 1w
IndoorDame @CBee ooh, it looks like it was first used in Macbeth which makes total sense! 1w
CBee @IndoorDame kind of icky but another definition mentioned it being the color of flesh, and when I looked at the color, it‘s true 🫣 1w
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IndoorDame @CBee I love that you started this Wednesday word challenge! 1w
CBee @IndoorDame oh thank you! I just really love words and especially unusual ones! I found a goodie today, about to post 😊👏🏻 1w
dabbe Definitely a #weirdwords contestant! And that sentence! 😳 1w
IndoorDame @dabbe yes, this book is getting more and more 😳 as it goes along, circumstances are definitely taking on a life of their own 1w
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So far I‘m really enjoying this narrative style. I hadn‘t read any of her other work before so wasn‘t sure what to expect.

IndoorDame I‘m also in the middle of this one and loving it! 1w
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Finally starting The Secret History after all the hype it‘s received. I‘m still not convinced on it, maybe it‘s just me being stubborn, so I‘m doing it as an audiobook which feels like less of a commitment.

Prairiegirl_reading I‘ve had this on my shelf for years but I don‘t know if I‘ll ever forgive Donna Tartt for The Goldfinch. 2w
CarolynM I wasn‘t a fan. Too much telling not enough showing. 2w
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IndoorDame
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Read the first chapter of The Secret History this morning. It‘s closely based on the college I went to, and I‘m finding it impossible not to set every scene there in my mind. Haven‘t decided if that‘s going to add or detract from the reading experience as the story unfolds.

Cathythoughts That‘s so interesting for you , I loved this book. 👍🏻♥️ 2w
IndoorDame @Cathythoughts I‘m really looking forward to reading it! I gather it‘s one of those totally polarizing books with makes sense with the little I know about the author and her process writing it 2w
TheLudicReader I also love this book and recommend it all the time, even though it‘s been years and years since I first read it. I think Tartt is a genius. 2w
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TheLudicReader I also love this book. I think Tartt is a genius. 2w
IndoorDame @TheLudicReader the books that stick with you like that are so special ❤️📚 2w
Ruthiella I think it will add to the experience. I went to a state university in the middle of a city, so takes imagination for me to envision Bennington and the snow and the concept of townies and all that! 😅 2w
IndoorDame @Ruthiella I‘m hoping it adds to it. Bennington is such a singular place. Part of me wonders if it will be sort of like when you see a movie version before you read the book. It‘s a beautiful place though, so I‘m definitely enjoying being back there in my mind ☺️ 2w
batsy I love this book and first read it in my last years of secondary school in Malaysia. I was obsessed with the depiction of a liberal arts education in this particular setting and was hoping I could end up somewhere similar when I went to uni 😆 2w
Cathythoughts Yes @IndoorDame @TheLudicReader this one has absolutely stuck with me. I‘ve read it twice and may go for a third read in another few years. 2w
IndoorDame @Cathythoughts that‘s an excellent recommendation! I‘m definitely a rereader, but it‘s pretty rare for me to read something more than twice 2w
IndoorDame @batsy I like the thought of reading it in a setting like Malaysia that‘s so completely different. I bet it heightens the mystery in a way. 2w
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julesG
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#UnpopularOpinion

Made it to 35%.

Not my cup of tea. Couldn't connect with the characters. Not giving a flying fish about what happens next.

rockpools 🤣🤣 I do like an unpopular opinion from time to time. This is on my #LifesTooShort list! 3w
TrishB Oh Jules I really, really disliked this book! I hate finished it….. 3w
dabbe I managed to finish it, but I think I was as self-involved as the characters were back in the 1990s. Not one was likable, IMHO. I'd bail on it today, too. And it was wayyyyyyyy tooooooo loooooong! 3w
julesG Honestly glad I'm not the only one not liking this. @dabbe @TrishB @rockpools 3w
Hooked_on_books I didn‘t like this one at all. I really don‘t get the love for it. 3w
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morgangrilliot
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I adore everything about this book. absolutely amazing and beautiful!!

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NikkiKey94
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The only reason I read this book was because it was Jenna‘s Book Club pick for December and I tried to like it. I really did. But I don‘t think I‘ve ever been more ready for a book to be over. It took me a week to read this one and I was so glad when I turned the last page. The book wasn‘t terrible. The writing style was very good. I just don‘t think this author clicks with me. I probably should have DNF‘d it but I made myself finish it.

KristiAhlers I didn‘t like this one at all when I read it a few years ago. Glad I‘m not alone in not feeling this one at all. 4w
NikkiKey94 @KristiAhlers it makes me feel better you felt the same way! I‘ve seen so many great reviews of it and that‘s why I kept reading. I really wish I would‘ve just DNF‘d it. 4w
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themonaisa
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💛 Donna Tartt, you destroy me. What a beautiful, tragic, haunting story. Her characters and writing are all-consuming; they‘re terrible people who make terrible choices & get to be poetic about it. The ending was so sad and exactly what needed to happen. I‘m wrecked!

batsy I love this book! And I love that this pic somehow goes with the book 😁 4w
themonaisa @batsy RIGHT! This is exactly what I pictured when Richard mentioned the giant snail 🤣 The book is just so good! 4w
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IndoorDame
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Misty and Renee,
Thank you, thank you! 🙏🙏
You have no idea how excited I am that you decided to send me this book! It‘s one of those books I keep thinking about buying myself but never actually do. And now I have my very own copy!!! Just in time for my planned read of it this winter.👏👏
You ladies are amazing ❤️❤️

StayCurious 💜💜right back at you! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy you like it ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
IndoorDame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I actually have a personal connection to this book. I‘m writing you a letter so I‘ll tell you all the details. I don‘t see why you would have known that when you chose it, so probably just kismet, but it makes it extra special! And I know how generous you‘ve been with gifts this season. I‘m extremely grateful! 1mo
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IndoorDame
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I don‘t know if I‘ll actually get to it this month, but I was planning a reread of A #Secret History. I first read it nearly 20 years ago, not long after I started at the college it‘s based on. I remember being totally engrossed in it, and I remember its vibe and atmosphere, but I read it in a whirlwind weekend and don‘t remember the specifics of the plot. #DivineDecember @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfect 😍 1mo
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BookLineNSinker
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Well, I just finished this one and it was one wild ride! It's my first experience with this book and it kept my interest even after 22 hours of listening. I loved the language and the setting, it truly was beautifully written. The characters are an interesting bunch. ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨

Ruthiella Yes! The characters are all pretty awful and yet still compelling! 1mo
KathyWheeler I really disliked The Goldfinch, so I was surprised that I loved this one, but I did. 1mo
Angie95 I loved this book! ❤️‍🩹 I have to read the others by Donna Tartt 1mo
DrexEdit Oh wow! Audiobooks were not really a thing when I first read this book. I might have to go back and read the audio edition. I'll bet it's good! 🙂 1mo
BookLineNSinker The audio is performed by the author but it is done so seamlessly that it was very easy to listen to. It was 22 hours and I took a break in between to do a quick read here or there but I kept getting drawn back into this one 1mo
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merelybookish
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Loved it! Dark academia is my jam. 🖤

themonaisa Love this!!!!! Henry‘s glasses 4w
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BookLineNSinker
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Well... One upside to my night terror is I often wake up in the middle of the night and go to my Libby app and boy did I get a book haul from Libby tonight! Ready to get the tagged book started and have several others coming up next!

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merelybookish
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And now for a re-read...
I believe I read when it first came out in the early 90s. The Once Upon a Time at Bennington College podcast made me want to revisit it.

LeahBergen That‘s when I read it, too! 2mo
vivastory I've yet to read Donna Tartt. Hope to do so soon. 2mo
jewright The Goldfinch is my favorite, but I love this one too. 2mo
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Palimpsest I‘m reading it now for the first time. Hooked! 2mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen It's been so long it's like I'm reading it for the first time. 2mo
merelybookish @vivastory She is an undeniably good writer and her books are probably always at least 200 pages too long. 2mo
merelybookish @jewright I liked the Goldfinch too but also thought it was too long! 2mo
merelybookish @Palimpsest It's very compelling!! 2mo
sarahbarnes I loved this one, much more than Goldfinch. I still have a copy of Little Friend on my shelf to read someday. 2mo
merelybookish @sarahbarnes The Goldfinch was too long. 😴 This one is long too but it doesn't bother me because it's so good. I have never read The Little Friend but am curious after the Bennington podcast. 2mo
batsy @merelybookish @sarahbarnes The Goldfinch is my least favourite. Felt like she tried to make it a sweeping epic and it was mawkish, in the end. The Little Friend is my next favourite after The Secret History, though LF seems to be her least popular book. 2mo
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I suppose at one time in my life I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell.

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vivastory I've never read Donna Tartt 😬 3mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory I was a little skeptical about this one, decided to read it and really enjoyed it . only one of hers I have read . Not meant to offend anyone, but I think I would not like The Goldfinch 😄 3mo
Eggs Brilliant 👍🏼 3mo
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Leftcoastzen @Eggs thanks!😃 3mo
vivastory I've heard great things about Little Friend 3mo
sarahbarnes I really liked this book, too! @vivastory I think you would enjoy it. Not so much The Goldfinch - @Leftcoastzen you are safe skipping it in my opinion. 😂 And I‘ve had a copy of Little Friend on my shelf for awhile that I really want to get to. 3mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory I think there is a copy here somewhere in the teetering piles !😁📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 3mo
vivastory @sarahbarnes It's one of those that I just know that I'm going to love that I just haven't gotten around to. I have heard wildly mixed reviews on The Goldfinch, mostly negative. I think I will start with Secret History & Little Friend. 3mo
vivastory @Leftcoastzen I've told my family that I want on my tombstone “I plan on reading that one soon“ 😂 3mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory 👏👏😂 3mo
Tamra I so disliked Goldfinch I‘m reluctant to try another. 😅 3mo
Leftcoastzen @Tamra your comment & the others make me want to steer clear of the bird ! 😄 3mo
BookLineNSinker Have never read the author before, The Goldfinch was recommended to me by my mom but I didn't think I'd like it. So this is book is my first experience with this author. 2mo
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Kimberlone
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#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #DailyPhotoPrompt #Day27 #Death

Bunny‘s death is nonchalantly revealed in the iconic opening sentence of this novel.

LeslieO I really wanted to reread this for the 30th anniversary but I don‘t think I‘ll get to it. Maybe for the 31st! 3mo
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A transfer student joins an exclusive Classics program at Hampden College and finds himself lured in by the dark influences of his colleagues.

Academia ✨ Paranoia ✨ Haunting

NOTES: TSH reminds me of books I read in high school and college, and is meant to be dissected well after the book is finished. Obvious inspiration is driven from The Great Gatsby and Greek tragedies as characters serve as the causes of their own destructive trajectories.

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Nope! Everyone loves this book and I thought I would give it a whirl, especially as school is back in session and fall is in the air. I hated The Goldfinch but heard amazing things about this book that I gave it a try. I was reminded instantly why I chose to stay away from this book. Many people love the writing style but I think it just draaaaagggsss ooonnnn.

Balibee146 I dragged myself through this years ago and didn't enjoy... I keep meaning to reread at least s the first 100 pages to check... Maybe I won't! 4mo
Mrs_B Yep. I‘m with you. 4mo
erickahhh @Balibee146 I know so many people who love it! I wonder if maybe it is just me, but I just couldn't get into it. 4mo
BookLineNSinker Try it on audiobook perhaps? Changing formats sometimes helps for me and this just came out on my Libby app as an audiobook narrated by the author. I don't love the narration and I'm a little lost but it is 4 am lol 2mo
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DMC_run8
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I was going to give it 4⭐️ but then I decided it reminded me of Lord of the flies so 5⭐️

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"Come then, and let us pass a leisure hour in storytelling, and our story shall be the education of our heroes"
Plato - Republic, Book II

Day 1 - Black
So excited to be rereading this beauty again for #Scarathalon #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalondailyprompts #Autumnbingo and #Bookspinbingo

@Ann_Reads @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick Ugh! I have to give this another go! I DNF‘d it a few months back, but I do want to try it again…. 4mo
Ann_Reads I'll look forward to your thoughts about this one. I've never read it. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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batsy
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This is tough because I like stuff that sometimes seems to be very specific to a person's taste? But looking back on what I've suggested that went well, the three that come to mind:

For entertainment, Donna Tartt's The Secret History
For a warm hug of a book, Tove Jansson's Moomin books (I'm cheating here, I know)
For 🤯 thrills, Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation

Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! Tagging anyone who wants to play! #LittensWantToKnow

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StrangeLibrarian
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#currentlyreading THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt

I‘m glad to be back to reading after an extended period with COVID. To celebrate, I‘m busting out the fancy bookmark.

Do you have a special bookmark you love? #bookmarkcollector

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#alphabetgame catch up
The Secret History is one of the books I recommend most often even though I only read it once a million years ago. The Time Traveler‘s Wife made me bawl like a baby.
Unspeakable Things was almost unbearably suspenseful.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#LetterS #LetterT ##LetterU

JamieArc I think The Secret History is probably the book I kick myself over for not having read yet. 5mo
TheLudicReader @JamieArc I do not think you will regret it. Plus, it‘s a page turner. (edited) 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🙌🏻📚 5mo
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Emilymdxn
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Since I‘ve started pre-reading for my masters I‘ve been trying to listen to books I know I already love on audio to keep myself reading for pleasure 🥰 I loved this book SO much when I first read it age maybe 15 but I was surprised how little I‘d remembered when I stated it again. I loved it just as much as ever though. I can imagine myself rereading this every few years forever

LeslieO I have this one one my radar for a re-read. I think it‘s the 30th anniversary. 5mo
batsy Yes! I reread it every few years it feels like & derive such pleasure from it. 5mo
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rachelm
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My annual re-listen 🍂🍁🍄

themonaisa Just finished for the first time! Still debating whether it‘s a book to dive into every year or one I could never experience again! What a stellar masterpiece 💕 4w
rachelm @themonaisa on paper or audio?? So fun! On audio it‘s a whole new experience 4w
themonaisa Paper! But audio sounds like a great idea; did you like the narrator? Sometimes their voice just doesn‘t match with the story‘s vibe 🤔 (edited) 4w
rachelm @themonaisa yes! I usually hate books read by the author but Donna Tartt is an exception. Even though she‘s a woman, she reads Richard so amazingly 4w
themonaisa Ugh that sounds amazing!! Definitely going to look for it! I started rereading on paper right away (bc who was I kidding - can‘t stay away) and it‘s like you said: SUCH a different perspective on the characters. Richard being an unreliable narrator is so clear; such a new view of Bunny and Henry. Donna Tartt sets the scene perfectly and plants so many seeds I totally missed the first time! 4w
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Books_and_cwtches
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A cracking read

Leftcoastzen Love this book ! Cute reading buddy.😻 7mo
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rachelm
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This went viral on Twitter lol one of my favorite books!
You can find me over there: Twitter.com/rmmckenny

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 8mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 8mo
batsy The true academic experience, tbh 😂😂 8mo
rachelm @Ruthiella @LeahBergen @batsy Omg the replies of people on there who have no idea what I‘m talking about are—- so good 8mo
jewright I love this book! 8mo
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Richard Papen enters a prestigious liberal arts university in Vermont and befriends an insular group of classical scholars. But all of their Dionysus-worshipping, ancient Greek-speaking, Iliad-studying activity soon leads Richard struggling to keep one of their grisly secrets: a midnight bacchanalia-in-the-woods gone horribly wrong. Entertaining, but a little exhausting to keep up with what feels like a never-ending deluge of raunchy campus drama.

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Michaelalynn
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There is nothing wrong with the love of Beauty. But Beauty - unless she is wed to something more meaningful - is always superficial.

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Cortg
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I loved this one ❤️ New England boarding school and Greek studies, what could go wrong?! #booked2022 ~dark academia novel

Cathythoughts What could go wrong 🤷‍♀️….. I loved this book (edited) 10mo
Cortg @Cathythoughts 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
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reclusivepigeon
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I read The Goldfinch as a teenager and absolutely detested it. But then so many people I trust have said that this book is amazing, so I gave it a chance. I loved it. I love the dark academia vibes, the writing, and the examination of power and privilege and how things have a way of catching up to the rich and powerful in the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

batsy I love this book but I didn't enjoy The Goldfinch either. At points, the latter book felt like a chore. 10mo
reclusivepigeon @batsy I definitely agree. I think The Goldfinch felt like a chore because it was way too long. I feel like if Tartt had shortened it significantly I would have enjoyed it a little more. 10mo
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Inspired by their charismatic classics professor, 5 college students majoring in Ancient Greek re-enact an authentic Dionysian ritual with murderous consequences. Chilling, thrilling, dazzling, debut novel by the author while still a college student. (Photo in the post is of the Dancing Satyr, a bronze sculpture pulled out of the sea in Sicily in 1998)#SavvySettings Day 19, #campus @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🖤📚🏫 10mo
Eggs Awesome choice 🙌🏻 10mo
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erank58
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#TarotTakeover Day 2! My take on Two of Cups reversed is one that involves obsession, unhealthy relationships (romantic or platonic), and warped emotions that distort our reality.

IMO, the tagged book shows this dynamic perfectly. We slowly see the demise of each character as their "relationships" with each other, their professor, and their collective interests take total control. It's a chunk of a book, but so worth it!

@ErinSueMreads ?

Erinsuereads This sounds like it's real close to dark academia??? It's popped up on my radar so many times but I've never looked into it. No real reason. Sounds like the perfect take on our card for the day! 10mo
erank58 @ErinSueMreads yes!! If you like Dark Academia this one's a must-read 😊 it's long, dense, and not for everyone, but if you're a fan of the genre you should def at least give it a try! 10mo
sprainedbrain Love that book! 10mo
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Erinsuereads I am! Thanks!! 10mo
erank58 @sprainedbrain an oldie but goodie! 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly @ErinSueMreads This is THE dark academia book! It‘s so good. 10mo
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"Credo che avere un gran numero di insegnanti diversi sia dannoso e possa disorientare una giovane mente, come credo che sia meglio conoscere un solo libro a fondo che cento in modo superficiale"

"I believe that having a large number of different teachers is harmful and can confuse a young mind, as I think it is better to know one book thoroughly than a hundred superficially"

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I guess I am just a sucker for academic atmospheres and foolish acts of humanity because I really enjoyed this. If audiobooks are your cup of tea I suggest trying the audiobook for “The Secret History.” Donna Tartt narrates and the voice for Bunny will haunt you. #bookjournal February #doublebookspin #audiobook

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FelinesAndFelonies
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I love dark academia & this book is the metric of the genre. All of the characters were mostly unlikeable. They fall into the spoiled rich kids trope. They're entitled & elite in their own way. The group of six studies Greek classics under the guidance of an eccentric professor at the exclusive Hampden University. When the group finds themselves suspects in a murder investigation they close ranks & not everyone will make it out alive. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Leftcoastzen I love this book & your beautiful photo! 11mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Leftcoastzen definitely one of my favorite books! And thank you!! 11mo
Clare-Dragonfly That mug!!! 😂 11mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Clare-Dragonfly I thought it was pretty fantastic. 🤣 11mo
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Paperback.Propensity
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Also finished The Secret History not too long ago. It is a great book, my second from Donna Tartt and I am now a big fan of hers. The way she tells a story is just legendary.

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Mrs_B
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Yesterday‘s reading spot. Trying to make some headway with this one but it‘s very slow going!

Vansa This is my personal opinion- it doesn't get any better 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️ 11mo
CarolynM @Vansa I agree. I didn't like it at all. 11mo
Mrs_B @Vansa @CarolynM oh no. Im not even halfway through and the book feels like it‘s heading towards an ending? I‘d bail if I hadn‘t promised my students I‘d read it. 11mo
ChaoticMissAdventures This is such a love it or hate it book. I loved it, but most of the books I read and love are slower and more character driven - I just enjoy the language and slow unraveling. 11mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Loved this one and can‘t wait for book club to discuss! It‘s long, too long for some, but I love really getting to know the characters, though most were rich snobs, there were plenty of layers to peel and they were nitty gritty. I loved the atmosphere and setting, loved how things escalated from one disaster to the next and I did not see that ending coming! This is one that I‘ll be thinking about for a long time. #pop22 ~ A book set in the 1980‘s

RaeLovesToRead Ooh this is on my lost of books I need to read this year. Glad it fits with a prompt! 11mo
BarbaraBB Yeah this one is really good! 11mo
Cinfhen It also works for #DarkAcademia #Booked2022 🙏🏼😁 11mo
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Cortg @RaeLovesToRead It would fit for the prompt ‘a book about a secret‘ as well! @Cinfhen Good call! It would definitely work for #Booked2022 😀 11mo
KarenUK My all time favorite book! 💕 11mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB @KarenUK I'm so glad I finally read it! Yay for reading challenges 😄 11mo
Cinfhen Hi, Cort!! You feel like reading Vox next week? Or the first week of March?? 11mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Oooh! Let‘s do it! How about the 1st week in March?! That‘ll give me time to read To Paradise that I just started and is already overdue 😂 11mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh you‘re gonna have your hands tied. We can push it off if you want as it gets closer 11mo
Cinfhen Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on 11mo
Cortg @Cinfhen The first week in March should be fine. I‘m looking forward to a buddy read! 11mo
Cinfhen Same 😁 11mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I love when I‘m reading two books and one references the other. The Secret History is referencing the Kennedy family and I‘m listening to the ginormous JFK! Little things 😊

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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expected more but still good :)