Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

Feels like: The Blob meets Buffy. Song pairing: “The Only Way” by Tricky ­čÉ╗”We held eachother for a time in that hideaway, that unexpected sanctuary, while the city smoldered and the world went on changing without us.” ­čÉ╗ I read the Annihilation Series a few years ago, in a fanatic spiral of science fiction and […]

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The Gloaming by Melanie Finn

Feels like:┬áReading a postcard from an old college girlfriend who is traversing the globe to disguise her poor life choices, and the bitter feelings that come with it. Song pairing: “Changed” by Jp Saxe (Vasco remix) ­čĹŚ”I saw her face and she did not know that she was dying, did not know I was killing […]

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The Grip If It by Jac Jemc

Feels like:┬áSeeing something out of the corner of your eye, but it’s just a hat rack. Wait, you don’t have a hat rack. Song pairing: ┬á“Saturn” by Sufjan Stevens Meet James and Julie. They live in the city, work semi-professional jobs, and are married for a blip┬ábefore James’ gambling addiction drains him of his savings […]

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We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Feels like: Being in eleventh grade and watching the teacher talk, but listening to loud rock music in your headphones. Song pairing: The Scientist by Coldplay (And the music from the book. Tommy Wallach is also a musician and composed an entire album to go with his debut novel!) This book opens with teenage angst. […]

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Feels like: Riding the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland and interacting with the ghosts. Song pairing: “All The Time” by Bahamas “Tying a shoe; tying a knot on a package; a mouth on yours; a hand on yours; the ending of the day; the beginning of the day; the feeling that there will always be […]

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Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher

Feels like: Hanging out at the park at night with that guy from your fourth period chemistry class Song pairing: Dancing on My Own by Robyn; Love Will Tear Us Apart (covered)by Fall Out Boy I have a lot of feelings about Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher, and the Netflix series adapted from the […]

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