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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 …

                       

Normal People

By Sally Rooney, A modern will-they-or-won't-they romance

Normal People is Sally Rooney’s second book, and the literati are tripping over themselves in adoration. She was profiled by Vanity Fair, and she’s being hailed as an Instagram status symbol as well as the “Voice of Her Generation.” As a book lover, I’m very aware there’s a New York-centric bubble of literary types (and …

                             

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 …

        

Five Feet Apart Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of the movie Five Feet Apart, starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson, The Bibliofile is partnering with the movie to give away a hardback copy of the book Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott! Sign up below! And be sure to watch the movie trailer and share on Twitter for …

                       

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman, A well-meaning but flawed story about isolation and mental illness

I think pretty much everyone else has read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by now, or at least everyone among book bloggers, so I’m fairly late to this party. So, I should probably warn you before I get into the review that I did not love this book as much as most people did. So, …