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The Women of Brewster Place

The Women of Brewster Place (by Gloria Naylor)

I wish I had read the content warnings first: rape, homophobia (strong graphic content), child death, alcoholism, physical abuse and some other bad and heavy stuff that I don’t like to read. I was tempted to not finish it on many occasions, and I did find myself skimming a bit because the writing wasn’t capturing my attention. I could follow it, but I just couldn’t connect to the story. I know this book is considered a classic but unfortunately it didn’t work for me. I’m… Read More »The Women of Brewster Place (by Gloria Naylor)

The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

An impressive and smart novel, it made me feel like it was a memoir of a real person. Very easy to read, I couldn’t wait to finish the book but at the same time, I didn’t want it to finish. I was so emotionally invested in the characters that I felt I cared for them and I even cried hard at one point. It covers important topics such as sexuality and sexism; also female inner power and the power of love, which is never wrong,… Read More »The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo