#books to read
IT'S MXTX ERA BABY
T-MINUS 14 DAYS TO GO TILL THE FIRST VOLUMES OF RZFZX, MDZS AND TGCF OFFICIAL ENGLISH EDITIONS GRACE THE WORLD AT LARGE 🥳🎉🎊
on this very auspicious occasion I would like to remind y'all to
1. read the Fucking Books
2. tell everyone you know and everyone who will listen to buy and read the fucking books????
FOR THE COMPLETELY UNINITIATED
here is the official publisher site where
THE WHAT (as in danmei the genre and the covers and blurbs for the books + FAQs),
THE WHO (as in MXTX, the author and Seven Seas, the publisher),
THE WHEN (release schedule of the books) and
THE HOW AND THE WHERE OF HOW AND WHERE CAN YOU READ THESE — pre-order and purchase links across multiple platforms
are alll available for you to read through at your earliest convenience. AS IN RIGHT NOW, SHOO.
scroll to the end of the site and you'll also see links to the various comic, animation and live-action adaptations of REN ZHA FANPAI ZIJIU XITONG (en: The Scum Villain's Self Saving System), MO DAO ZU SHI (en: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation) and TIAN GUAN CI FU (en: Heaven's Official Blessing).
(yeah that is indeed enough content to keep you completely gloriously occupied for atleast a solid month. and what a month.)
HAPPY READING, HAPPY WATCHING. WELCOME TO THE MXTX FANDOM AND TO DANMEI.
BRING TISSUES. AND YOUR WALLET.
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Books to #ReadWithPride
🏳️🌈 Happy Pride Month, everyone! 🏳️🌈
Seeing our identities and the world around us reflected in the books we read is vitally important. This Pride Month and all year long, we’re excited to spotlight some incredible LGBTQIA+ stories and creators.
Check out some YA books to dive into and #ReadwithPride!
You Should See Me in a Crown
A joyful book about a queer Black girl who runs for Prom Queen to win a college scholarship…but then finds herself falling in love with one of the other girls in the competition. Start reading here!
Here the Whole Time
A body-positive YA love story between two boys who must spend 15 days living with each other over school break. Start reading here!
Two teens. One bridge. Four ways their story could end. A powerful novel about mental health, identity, and how our choices shape the world around us. Start reading here!
The Ghosts We Keep
After their brother is killed, Liam faces the world without the person they loved the most. Their brother's best friend is the only one who knows what they're going through...for better or worse. Start reading here!
Zara Hossain is Here
Zara’s family has waited years for their visas to be finalized, but now that dream is in jeopardy. Zara seeks justice to stay with her girlfriend and in the only home she's ever known. Start reading here!
Follow Your Arrow
When bi influencer CeCe breaks up with her famous girlfriend and starts dating a boy who is very much NOT online, she'll find out what it means to speak her truth. Start reading here!
Girl from the Sea
After Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie, everything they're each trying to hide will find its way to the surface. Start reading here!
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. Start reading here!
Where We Go From Here
A story about three boys whose lives will become intertwined in a story of HIV, friendship, love, and self-acceptance. Start reading here!
Technically, You Started It
A hilarious, snarky, and utterly addicting book that explores friendship, sexual orientation, mental health, and falling in love (even if things might be falling apart around you). Start reading here!
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali
When Rukhsana’s conservative Muslim parents catch her with her girlfriend, Rukhsana’s carefully planned future begins to collapse around her. Start reading here!
I Wish You All the Best
After Ben comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’ll move in with their estranged older sister and find friendship, love, and acceptance along the way. Start reading here!
The Music of What Happens
Over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they’re willing to risk – to get the thing they want the most. Start reading here!
Openly Straight & Honestly Ben
This heartfelt series follows two boys, Ben and Rafe, who struggle to find who they really are in the midst of falling for one another. Start reading here!
Lie to Me
A pulse-pounding novel about love, betrayal, and a serial killer that features a bisexual protagonist. Start reading here!
A riveting story of ambition, music, and innocence lost - and a deep relationship between two girls who could be something more on their quest for stardom. Start reading here!
Tarnished Are the Stars
The Lunar Chronicles meets Rook in this queer #OwnVoices science-fantasy novel that features asexual, bisexual, and lesbian characters working together to put an end to a deadly epidemic. Start reading here!
The Witch Boy
In Aster’s family, all the girls are raised to be witches and the girls are raised to be shapeshifters. But Aster is fascinated by witchery--can he find the courage to save his family and be truly himself? Start reading here!
King and the Dragonflies
A story about loss, grief, and finding the courage to discover one's identity. Start reading here!
I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain
A powerful novel about navigating death and navigating life, at a time when the only map you have is the one you can draw for yourself. Start reading here!
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𝙳𝙴𝚂𝙰𝙵𝙸𝙾 𝙻𝙸𝚃𝙴𝚁𝙰𝚁𝙸𝙾 📚𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗮
✔ Baseado em fatos reais
✔ Tema natalino
✔ Que tenha adaptação Cinematográfica
✔ Com ilustrações
✔ Que você abandonou ano passado
✔ Título ou Autor com seu nome
✔ Que todos odeiam
✔ Com número no título
✔ Gênero que nunca leu
✔ Um policial/ suspense
✔ Com menos de 200 páginas
✔ Inicie uma duologia, trilogia ou série
✔ De conto ou crônica
✔ Livro infantil Ilustrado
✔Com neve na capa
✔ Um de comédia
✔ Uma releitura
✔ História horripilante
✔ Com qualquer tipo de arma na capa
✔ Que tenha um elemento da natureza no título
✔ Lançado no mês do seu níver
✔ Com sangue na capa
✔ Uma estação do ano no título
✔ Com tema sick-lit
✔Com tema chick-lit
✔ Que se passe no Antigo Egito
✔ Sobre amizade
✔ Leitura gótica
✔ Uma distopia
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Is it even academia if someone is not trying to steal your thesis and stab you in the back for it???
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Tear Jerker Books
Sometimes you just gotta let out the waterworks and understandably so! Here are some heart-wrenching books so we can do what we love the most. Cry over fictional characters!
You Should See Me in a Crown - Leah Johnson
Reasons To Stay Alive - Matt Haig
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry - Fredrik Backman
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
Me Before You - Jo Jo Moyes
Marley & Me by John Grogan
Dragon Hoops - Gene Luen Yang
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
The Light Between Oceans - M. L Stedman
My Sister’s Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Hold Still - Nina Lacour
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
Goodnight Mr. Tom - Michelle Magorian
A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
Second Chance Summer - Morgan Matson
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
I Am, I Am, I Am - Maggie O'Farrell
When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
Night - Elie Wiesel
Testament of Youth - Vera Brittain
The Girl with the White Flag - Tomiko Higa
Warriors Don’t Cry - Melba Pattillo Beals
Wave - Sonali Deraniyagala
Marley & Me - John Grogan
P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
The Things They Carried - Tim O’Brien
All Your Perfects - Colleen Hoover
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Just Kids - Patti Smith
The Noughts And Crosses series - Malorie Blackman
Five Feet Apart - Rachel Lippincott
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
One Day - David Nicholls
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
Love, Rosie - Cecelia Ahern
The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
Frankly in Love - David Yoon
More Happy Than Not - Adam Silvera
Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All - Laura Ruby
Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers - Loung Ung
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruis Zafon
The Light of the World: A Memoir - Elizabeth Alexander
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Call Me by Your Name - André Aciman
The Things We Cannot Say - Kelly Rimmer
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro
A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
Homes: A Refugee Story - Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Room - Emma Donoghue
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
The Green Mile - Stephen King
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
The Host - Stephenie Meyer
The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
The Home for Unwanted Girls - Joanna Goodman
Please feel free to add more!
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New Young Adult Releases Coming Out Today! (May 25th, 2021)
Have I missed any new Young Adult releases? Have you added any of these books to your TBR? Let me know!
New Standalones/First in a Series:
Words Composed of Sea & Sky by Erica George
The Hollow Inside by Brooke Lauren Davis
The Ivies by Alexa Donne
Sister of the Bollywood Bride by Nandini Bajpai
Kiss & Repeat by Heather Truett
Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia
Aetherbound by E.K. Johnston
Hani & Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
Burn it All Down by Nicolas DiDomizio
Tremendous Things by Susin Nielsen
Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Spells Trouble by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & A.C. Harvey
Pumpkin (Dumplin’ #3) by Julie Murphy
Misfits in Love (Saints and Misfits #2) by S.K. Ali
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reading is medicine for the soul
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some MORE book recs- check tw before reading
1) a little life
2) the night circus
3) the seven husbands of evelyn hugo
4) six of crows and crooked kingdom
5) ugly love
6) all the light we cannot see
7) the goldfinch
8) the invisible life of addie larue
happy reading <33
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Please recommend me books that changed your life. I want to refresh my bookshelves and also my mindset.
Big thanks in advance.
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Books by Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans to Read All Year
We are dedicated to promoting, celebrating, and supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander creators, readers, and community. Below, check out some incredible books by our AAPI creators to read all year round.
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim
When Anna’s not looking after her brother and sister or helping out at her father’s restaurant, she’s taking care of her mother, whose debilitating mental illness keeps her in bed most days. When her mother finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as her mother’s condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.
Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan
Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant Zara Hossain’s family has waited years for their visa process to be finalized so that they can officially become US citizens. But it only takes one moment for that dream to come crashing down around them.
K-Pop Confidential by Stephan Lee
In this romantic coming-of-age novel, a Korean American girl travels to Seoul in hopes of debuting in a girl group at the same K-pop company behind the most popular boy band on the planet.
I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
When Kimi visits her grandparents in Japan, she is relieved to escape her problems back home. But soon the trip becomes a way for Kimi to learn more about the mother she left behind, and to figure out where her own heart lies.
Caster & Spell Starter by Elsie Chapman
Aza Wu knows that real magic is dangerous and illegal. After all, casting killed her sister. But to save the legacy of their family teahouse, she enters an underground casting tournament and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
Rukhsana is finding it impossible to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations. Luckily, it’s only a few more months until her new life at Caltech. But when her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend, all of Rukhsana’s plans fall apart.
Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen
When Viola Li returns from a trip, she develops an extreme case of photosensitivity. But Viola is determined to maintain a normal life, particularly after she meets Josh.
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𝙳𝙴𝚂𝙰𝙵𝙸𝙾 𝙻𝙸𝚃𝙴𝚁𝙰𝚁𝙸𝙾 📚𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗮
✔ Um livro, Um filme
✔ Um romance LGBT
✔ Com título longo
✔ Vencedor de algum prêmio Nobel da literatura
✔ De autoajuda
✔ Que se passe na África
✔ Que todo mundo leu menos você
✔ Mais velho - ainda não lido - da sua estante
✔ Escolhido na sua estante por outra pessoa
✔ Escrito por uma brasileira
✔ Com mais de um autor
✔ Uma biografia
✔ Sobre o feminismo
✔ Um que te intimide
✔ Que tenha mais de 100 anos
✔ Protagonista não-hétero
✔ Recomendação de amigos
✔ De terror
✔ Que você ganhou de presente
✔ Cultura diferente
✔ Calhamaço - com mais de 500 páginas
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New in Horror: Books to Start in October
Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow by Christina Henry
Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Not even Ben Van Brunt's grandfather, Brom Bones, who was there when it was said the Horseman chased the upstart Crane out of town. Brom says that's just legend, the village gossips talking.
Twenty years after those storied events, the village is a quiet place. Fourteen-year-old Ben loves to play Sleepy Hollow boys, reenacting the events Brom once lived through. But then Ben and a friend stumble across the headless body of a child in the woods near the village, and the sinister discovery makes Ben question everything the adults in Sleepy Hollow have ever said. Could the Horseman be real after all? Or does something even more sinister stalk the woods?
The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling
Practical, unassuming Jane Shoringfield has done the calculations, and decided that the most secure path forward is this: a husband, in a marriage of convenience, who will allow her to remain independent and occupied with meaningful work. Her first choice, the dashing but reclusive doctor Augustine Lawrence, agrees to her proposal with only one condition: that she must never visit Lindridge Hall, his crumbling family manor outside of town. Yet on their wedding night, an accident strands her at his door in a pitch-black rainstorm, and she finds him changed. Gone is the bold, courageous surgeon, and in his place is a terrified, paranoid man—one who cannot tell reality from nightmare, and fears Jane is an apparition, come to haunt him.
By morning, Augustine is himself again, but Jane knows something is deeply wrong at Lindridge Hall, and with the man she has so hastily bound her safety to. Set in a dark-mirror version of post-war England, Starling crafts a new kind of gothic horror from the bones of the beloved canon. This Crimson Peak-inspired story assembles, then upends, every expectation set in place by Shirley Jackson and Rebecca, and will leave readers shaken, desperate to begin again as soon as they are finished.
Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo
Andrew and Eddie did everything together, best friends bonded more deeply than brothers, until Eddie left Andrew behind to start his graduate program at Vanderbilt. Six months later, only days before Andrew was to join him in Nashville, Eddie dies of an apparent suicide. He leaves Andrew a horrible inheritance: a roommate he doesn’t know, friends he never asked for, and a gruesome phantom with bleeding wrists that mutters of revenge.
As Andrew searches for the truth of Eddie’s death, he uncovers the lies and secrets left behind by the person he trusted most, discovering a family history soaked in blood and death. Whirling between the backstabbing academic world where Eddie spent his days and the circle of hot boys, fast cars, and hard drugs that ruled Eddie’s nights, the walls Andrew has built against the world begin to crumble, letting in the phantom that hungers for him.
Revelator by Daryl Gregory
In 1933, nine-year-old Stella is left in the care of her grandmother, Motty, in the backwoods of Tennessee. These remote hills of the Smoky Mountains are home to dangerous secrets, and soon after she arrives, Stella wanders into a dark cavern where she encounters the family's personal god, an entity known as the Ghostdaddy.
Years later, after a tragic incident that caused her to flee, Stella--now a professional bootlegger--returns for Motty's funeral, and to check on the mysterious ten-year-old girl named Sunny that Motty adopted. Sunny appears innocent enough, but she is more powerful than Stella could imagine--and she's a direct link to Stella's buried past and her family's destructive faith.
Haunting and wholly engrossing, summoning mesmerizing voices and giving shape to the dark, Revelator is a southern gothic tale for the ages.
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Greek Mythology Retellings
Neon Gods - Katee Robert
Keep Me Close - R.M. Virtues
Lore Olympus - Rachel Smythe
Daughter of Sparta - Claire M. Andrews
Gild - Raven Kennedy
The Dark Wife - Sarah Diemer
Ariadne - Jennifer Saint
Never Look Back - Lilliam Rivera
Promises and Pomegranates - Sav R. Miller
Electric Idol - Katee Robert
The Cassandra Curse - Chantel Acevedo
Punderworld - Linda Sejic
The Star-Touched Queen - Roshani Chokshi
Hot As Hades - Alisha Rai
Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus- Mary Shelly
For Her Dark Skin - Percival Everett
The Just City - Jo Walton
Neverhome - Laird Hunt
Galatia - Madeline Miller
House Of Names - Colm Toibin
Helen In Egypt - H.D.
The Vegetarian - Han Kang
Cold Mountain - Charles Feazier
The Autobiography Of Cassandra, Princess & Prophetess Of Troy - Urusle Molinaro
Women And Power - Mary Beard
Here, The World Entire - Anwen Kya Hayward
Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips
Weight: The Myth Of Atlas And Heracles - Jeanette Winterson
Lavinia - Urusla K. Le Guin
The King Must Die - Mary Renault
Autobiography Of Red - Anne Carson
The Cassandra - Sharma Shields
Daphne - Will Boast
The Children Of Jocasta - Natalie Haynes
The Silence Of The Girls - Pat Barker
Eurydice - Sarah Ruhl
An Orchestra Of Minorities - Chigozie Obioma
Everything Under - Daisy Johnson
Circe - Madeline Miller
The Song Of Achilles - Madeline Miller
The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis
The Labours Of Hercules - Agatha Christie
Please feel free to add more!
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We all have a energy feild
And our energy feilds have boundaries as well: called energetic boundaries
Have a look:
From Energetic boundaries by Cyndi Dale
We also have more chakras that extend out of our physical body
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the good stuff 📖
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My Japanese Books To Read List
I have been browsing some Japanese Books to read and here is a list of what appears to be interesting based on the plot, reviews and recommendations from my fellow Tumblr followers. If you have some to recommend, please do tell me! :D
1. Soul Lanterns by Shaw Kuzki
The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl’s understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony.
Twelve-year-old Nozomi lives in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. She wasn’t even born when the bombing of Hiroshima took place. Every year Nozomi joins her family at the lantern-floating ceremony to honor those lost in the bombing. People write the names of their deceased loved ones along with messages of peace, on paper lanterns and set them afloat on the river. This year Nozomi realizes that her mother always releases one lantern with no name. She begins to ask questions, and when complicated stories of loss and loneliness unfold, Nozomi and her friends come up with a creative way to share their loved ones’ experiences. By opening people’s eyes to the struggles they all keep hidden, the project teaches the entire community new ways to show compassion.
Soul Lanterns is an honest exploration of what happened on August 6, 1945, and offers readers a glimpse not only into the rich cultural history of Japan but also into the intimate lives of those who recognize–better than most–the urgent need for peace.
Review by Penguin Random House
2. How Do You Live by Genzaburo Yoshino
Anime master Hayao Miyazaki’s favorite childhood book, in English for the first time.
First published in 1937, Genzaburō Yoshino’s How Do You Live? has long been acknowledged in Japan as a crossover classic for young readers. Academy Award–winning animator Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle) has called it his favorite childhood book and announced plans to emerge from retirement to make it the basis of a final film.
Copper, fifteen, who after the death of his father must confront inevitable and enormous change, including his own betrayal of his best friend. In between episodes of Copper’s emerging story, his uncle writes to him in a journal, sharing knowledge and offering advice on life’s big questions as Copper begins to encounter them. Over the course of the story, Copper, like his namesake Copernicus, looks to the stars, and uses his discoveries about the heavens, earth, and human nature to answer the question of how he will live.
This first-ever English-language translation of a Japanese classic about finding one’s place in a world both infinitely large and unimaginably small is perfect for readers of philosophical fiction like The Alchemist and The Little Prince, as well as Miyazaki fans eager to understand one of his most important influences.
Review by GoodReads
3. Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami
Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Asian Literary Prize, Strange Weather in Tokyo is a story of loneliness and love that defies age.
Tsukiko, thirty–eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, “Sensei,” in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him “Sensei” (“Teacher”). He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.
As Tsukiko and Sensei grow to know and love one another, time’s passing is marked by Kawakami’s gentle hints at the changing seasons: from warm sake to chilled beer, from the buds on the trees to the blooming of the cherry blossoms. Strange Weather in Tokyo is a moving, funny, and immersive tale of modern Japan and old–fashioned romance.
Review by Penguin Random House
4. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart,” she finds peace and purpose in her life.
In the store, unlike anywhere else, she understands the rules of social interaction ― many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual ― and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, and speech of her colleagues, playing the part of a “normal” person excellently, more or less. Managers come and go, but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years. It’s almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins. Keiko is very happy, but the people close to her, from her family to her coworkers, increasingly pressure her to find a husband, and to start a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action…
A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.
Review by GoodReads
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Do you remember the happiest day of your life? What about the saddest? Do you ever wonder if sadness and happiness can be combined, to make a deep purple feeling, not good, not bad, but remarkable simply because you didn't have to live on one side or the other?
Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
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Currently reading: For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten 🐺
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