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    Rupi Kaur

    Rupi Kaur. You’ve heard of her. You’ve seen her poetry on Tumblr, Instagram and so many more platforms in artsy movements. Rupi Kaur is the “Queen of Instapoets.” Without knowing a lot about her I was skeptical of the idea…

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    The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

    Please note that this book has a trigger warning for anyone sensitive to rape, incest, abuse, substance abuse, and violence. In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles…

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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…

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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…

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    History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

    Feels like: Walking alone through a shaded wood for hours, no end in sight, without smiling. Song pairing: “Wolves” by Phosphorescence “Instead I stood under scalding water in the shower for one magnificent minute, letting needles of water pluck open some feeling…

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    The Girls by Emma Cline

    Feels like: That summer you spent with your girlfriends, walking the streets at sunset without supervision or anywhere to go. Song Pairing: “Bellyache” by Billie Eilish “I waited to be told what was good about me. All that time I had…