Introducing Sad Girl Season, Hot Girl Summer’s older, more wistful cousin. Press pause on “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)(Taylor’s Version)(From the Vault)” to press play on audiobooks that embrace the ennui of the season.
Grab your best looking-out-the-window-thinking-about-your-lost-scarf cardigan (Taylor Swifties, you understand), your coffee mug or red wine glass, and return to the moodiness we know (and love) all too well.
Our narrator should be happy. She’s young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for by her inheritance. But there is a hole in her heart, so in My Year of Rest and Relaxation, she embarks on an extended hibernation with the help of one awful psychiatrist and the battery of medicines she prescribes.
Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. Connell is popular and Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation something life changing begins. Normal People takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they canâ€™t.
America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily Hu. With deportation looming over her father, Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day in Last Night at the Telegraph Club.
After her mother’s death, Nunu moves from Istanbul to Paris. One day outside of a bookstore, she meets M., an British writer whose novels about Istanbul Nunu admires. What follows is an unusual friendship of eccentric correspondence and long walks around the city. Walking on the Ceiling is about memory, the pleasure of invention, and those places, real and imagined, we can’t escape.
Cindy and her two brothers live in rural Pennsylvania, in a house with occasional electricity, two dogs, one book, and a mother who comes and goes for months at a time. When a glamorous teen from an affluent, cultured home goes missing, Cindy slips into the missing teen’s life and experiences maternal love for the first time. Marilou Is Everywhere is a portrait of an overlooked girl who finds for the first time that her choices matter.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Listen to it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just lie.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties. By the time sheâ€™s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend in Daisy Jones & The Six narrated by Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer & Pablo Schreiber.
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