How To Behave In A Crowd by Camille Bordas

Feels like: overhearing conversations between two people who don’t speak the same language. Sounds like: “High Beam” by Chelsea Jade What the world needs now is empathy, and if there’s anything Camille Bordas’ amazing new novel How To Behave In A Crowd is about, it’s that. How to Behave in a Crowd is a character study […]

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Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Feels like: reading a Wes Anderson film; all Kodachrome pastels, eccentric observations and quirky inner dialogue. Song pairing: “Water” by Sudan Archives 🗺“My love for my mother is like an axe. It cuts very deep.”🗺 Hot Milk takes us on a very strange, very character-driven journey through a mother’s hypochondria, and a daughter’s desperate desire […]

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Marlena by Julie Buntin

Feels like: reflecting on the female friendships that have shaped you while reading your “On This Day” feed on Facebook. Sounds like: “Glass” by Daughter 👯❤️👯  “I made it out, just like I wanted, and not once have I stopped looking back.”  👯❤️👯 Marlena is one of the best books I’ve read in 2017. I’ve […]

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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Feels like: when your best friend tells you stories about someone she used to know. Song pairing: “Nobody Else Will Be There” by The National 🚘🚖🚗🚙🚕🚙🚗🚖🚘🚖🚙🚗🚘🚖🚘 “It wasn’t easy,” Kafuku said, “It made me think things I would prefer to have ignored. Remember things I would rather have forgotten. But I was acting. That is […]

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Final Girls by Riley Sager

Feels like: A really fun episode of the podcast My Favorite Murder, but less real life murder and more slumber party murder.  Song pairing: “Caskets” by Party Favor & NJOMZA  🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪 “Anyhow,” Janelle said, “they said the spirits of these Indians haunt the woods, ready to kill any white man they see. So watch your […]

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Long Black Veil by Jennifer Boylan

Feels like: Opening up a cheesy Hardy Boys book at the library and finding a heartfelt Post Secret postcard. Song pairing: “Mirror” by The Drums 🖤“There was a sadness to her, but then, you don’t get to be a fifty-seven-year-old woman without bearing some sorrow. Really, if there wasn’t any melancholy in your heart by […]

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