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City of Girls

By Elizabeth Gilbert, A lively and spirited but long-winded coming-of-age story

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert came out earlier this month with a big splashy release. I read her huge bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love a long, long, long time ago. I think I remember enjoying most of it, but honestly it’s been so long I really don’t remember. You can read my notes on …

                       

Daisy Jones & the Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid, a fun and breezy story of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll

Daisy Jones & the Six is the latest release from Taylor Jenkins Reid (of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo fame) and it’s all about sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. It tells the story of the rise and fall of a fictional 70’s rock band through an “oral history” (think VH1’s Behind the Scenes). …

                             

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens, A coming-of-age crime drama about a girl growing up alone in the marshes of North Carolina

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens opens with a picture of a map and the discovery of a dead body in the marshes of North Carolina. I was intrigued immediately when I saw it in the bookstore, though I put off reading it for a while. Ultimately, though, my curiosity won out as it …

              

Mathilda Savitch

By Victor Lodato, An Engrossing Tale of a Girl Coping With Grief and Loss

I didn’t mean to finish Mathilda Savitch. Not to say that I didn’t want to finish it, but it just wasn’t even anywhere remotely close to the top of my list of books I wanted to finish. But even though I bought it and mentally put it in my “read later” pile, I ended up …

                 

The Wonder Spot

By Melissa Bank, A Charming Collection of Short Stories

Melissa Bank’s The Wonder Spot presents a series of vignettes about the life of Sophie Applebaum, a witty and somewhat insecure Jewish girl from Surry, Pennsylvania. Beginning with a young Sophie skipping Hebrew classes to smoke cigarettes in the bathroom, the novel follows her path to adulthood as she searches for the basics: love and …