Oh, we understand it's Sunday. These things happen!
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder - Nikki
I am obsessed with this so far. Yoder has this wry, straightforward way of writing that reminds me of Ottessa Moshfegh and Melissa Broder. Big fan.
False Witness by Karin Slaughter - Mel
Per usual, Slaughter penned a plot that is creepy as hell, full of tension, and keeping me guessing at the end of every chapter. I honestly have no idea who is going to make it to the end of this book alive.
The Membranes by Chi Ta-Wei, translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich - Akilah
I'm on page 60 of this 1995 Taiwanese Sci fi novel set in a 22nd century in which humanity moved all animal + plant life it valued to live on the ocean floor. We've got climate change, fraught mother-daughter relationship, gender queerness, eating the finger of one's mirror image (???), high tech skincare that must break a few privacy laws, amphibious sniper cyborgs...you have to read this.
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder - Maggie
The idea that early motherhood is SO hard with a useless husband and judgmental peers that you literally turn into a dog? Sign me up!!! I’m loving this book and it’s unique POV, storyline, and take on motherhood.
Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann - Cat
This book has all the promiscuity, self-destructive behaviour and family dysfunction of classical mythology. While the overarching storyline veers into melodrama in unrealistic (but entertaining) ways, there are some beautiful intimate moments that really resonate.
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates - Jessica Maria
All I know is that there's no way the writer/director of the adaptation will get across what JCO is so eloquently putting down about Marilyn, American celebrity, and men.