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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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I enjoyed this #sapphicnovel #pop22 but not as much as Strangers on a Train, which I also read for #aam. It has the same unsettling vibe but this one is much slower and felt very ‘of its time‘.

I found the mismatched relationship between Therese and Carol, an older more ‘worldly‘ woman rather intriguing, and the slow story certainly picked up when they went on their road-trip.

I‘m glad I‘ve finally read some Highsmith thanks to #authoramonth!

Cinfhen I was going to pick this up but I have a feeling it‘s going to be too slow. Great review and lovely photo 6mo
BarbaraBB Your surroundings look amazing! 6mo
Megabooks Excellent review! I enjoyed this more than Strangers, but perhaps that‘s because of reading the audiobook?? I agree that the style is of its time, but the content was fairly groundbreaking, imo. Lovely campsite!! 6mo
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squirrelbrain I think I would have preferred the audiobook - the style of book would lend itself to audio very well, I think. We can see other campers around us @BarbaraBB @cinfhen @Megabooks - I took the photo so we look more like we‘re wild camping than we are! Still, it‘s lovely. There is a cuckoo in the daytime and hooting owls at night! 6mo
Cinfhen Fun 🤩 6mo
TheBookHippie I loved this book when I first read it, it was oddly dark and intriguing. I reread this month and still enjoyed it! 6mo
BarbaraBB That‘s what I do too. In my pictures it always seems as if I‘m the only one wherever I am 😀 (edited) 6mo
Hooked_on_books Beautiful spot! 6mo
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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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This #SapphicNovel written in 1952 was groundbreaking. It‘s not a titillating paperback, but instead a literary romance about two women who have much to lose if their relationship is outed. Highsmith plays power imbalances well: a young woman who is just discovering her feelings versus a more mature woman who is risking custody of her child. The ending is brilliantly unsettling. #pop22 #AuthorAMonth

Cassandra Campbell narration is fantastic.

Megabooks @Cinfhen decided how I felt! 👍🏻 7mo
Cinfhen Great review!! I‘ve heard the film is outstanding 7mo
BarbaraBB That sounds great. I really need to read more Highsmith! 7mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m so not good about watching screen adaptations, but it is excellent source material for a movie. 7mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I‘m trying to decide if I‘m going to read another. My library also has her debut on audio. (edited) 7mo
sarahbarnes I keep wanting to read something by Highsmith! 7mo
Soubhiville Unsettling is the perfect word! This is the only Highsmith I‘ve read so far. 7mo
Megabooks @sarahbarnes this is a good one to try! 7mo
Megabooks @Soubhiville thanks! I‘m still unsettled by it. I don‘t think I would‘ve liked it as much without that ending, though. It‘s my only Highsmith too. This year I‘m FINISHING a book by every author a month. 👍🏻 we have a good slate so it hasn‘t been difficult so far. 7mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘m obviously biased but the movie is incredible. 7mo
Cortg I just put the dots together! I watched this movie a few years ago and really enjoyed it! I brought a copy of The Price of Salt home from a Little Free Library find thinking it sounded good! The Price of Salt = Carol 🤯 Now I need to move this read up on my TBR stack! Thanks 😊 7mo
batsy @Soubhiville It's the only one I've read so far too, though I've been meaning to read everything else by her for the longest time because this was so good. 7mo
squirrelbrain I have this out from the library to read, and also Strangers on a Train (which will also double-dip for #pop22). Glad you enjoyed it - looking forward to it even more now! 7mo
Megabooks @MicheleinPhilly the book read like a screen adaptation would work well. I‘ll have to check it out! 7mo
Megabooks @Cortg yes, they mentioned that when introducing the book. I‘m sure the title change had to do with the movie tie in. I hope you enjoy it! (edited) 7mo
Megabooks @batsy this was good! I‘m definitely interested in reading more. 7mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain what are you using SoaT for with pop22? I hope you enjoy this! 7mo
squirrelbrain There‘s one about being set on a plane, train or boat, I think. Although maybe the book is only them meeting on a train rather than being set wholly on a train. 🤔 7mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain ah yeah. I used this but it was just okay. 7mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB it sounds very good and very much a “Barbara book”. 👍🏻👍🏻 7mo
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Yerba Buena | Nina LaCour
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#ARC #Audio #NetGalley #SapphicNovel
A beautiful, mesmerizing story of Sara & Emilie - each harboring pain, loss, regret and family secrets.
Both looking to unburden their past, both too afraid to let go.
I LOVED this book 💜
Audio narration was excellent 🎧🙌🏻

LeeRHarry Happy to hear you enjoyed this 😊 makes me more excited to read it! 7mo
Cinfhen My first book by the author @LeeRHarry but im excited to delve into her backlog 💞💞💞 7mo
AmyG I just saw t was released today and was wondering how it is. Now I know. Thank you. 7mo
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Cinfhen Oh wow @AmyG according to #NetGalley it releases May 31 7mo
AmyG I thought I just saw it released? 🤣 Ha....I must need more coffee. (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen It could have released today @AmyG but another cup of coffee isn‘t a terrible plan ❤️ 7mo
Megabooks I‘m not really sold on it after the first 50 pages but I will finish. I‘m hoping I‘ll warm up to it. 7mo
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Sweet & Bitter Magic | Adrienne Tooley
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Tamsin is a witch that was banished from her homeland, cursed with the inability to love. Wren has spent most of her young life caring for her father, ignoring her ability as a source, a person who can give magic to witches. These two pair up to help stop a mysterious plague that has enveloped their land.

Yes, this a sweet YA romance, but it‘salso a story about sisters. And has fantastic LGBTQ+ rep in both main and minor characters!

alisiakae #AestheticallyMatched and #Pantone2022 #OrchidBloom this is my favorite aesthetic match so far! @Clwojick 10mo
GondorGirl I really enjoyed this one! I loved the sister element and found the romance believable. I'm curious to see what the author writes next. 10mo
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Cinfhen Great color match 💜 10mo
alisiakae @GondorGirl She's coming out with a new book in April! I like that she writes standalone fantasy novels, which is rare for YA fantasy. 10mo
alisiakae @Cinfhen thanks! 10mo
tracey38 I think I have this one in my tbr stack somewhere, lol. Glad to hear it's good! 10mo
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