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 to find strength in the aftermath of an assault. We follow Eden through 4 years […]

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I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

Two girls go away on holiday. One girl comes back. When two young girls meet two young men, fresh out of prison, on their way to London a wary mother looks on while thinking of a way to make sure the girls make it to their intended destination. When the witness, Ella, fails to take […]

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The Pisces by Melissa Broder

The Pisces doesn’t sink, but it certainly doesn’t swim. Song Pairing: “Don’t Let Me Down” by Sabrina Claudio Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Melissa Broder, author of So Sad Today and all of my favorite sardonic, self-critical tweets, joins the literary fiction category with this shipwreck of a novel.  It’s wave after wave of […]

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My Year Of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh

Feels like: unbridled apathy meets Prozac Nation. Sounds like: “A Plague On Other Boys” by Belle and Sebastian  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Someone standing in line with Otessa Moshfegh at a Starbucks must have said aloud “I’m not sure there’s a novel that sufficiently embraces apathy brought about by woeful depression,” and […]

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Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

Feels like: reading the LACMA information placard that explains the purpose of the performance art piece you’re already eye-rolling at. Sounds like: “Hush” by Liv Dawson Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Woman No. 17, though enchanting and seductive in cover art and plot synopsis (it’s got it all—complicated mothers, complex female relationships, artists […]

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