Books | Fiction / Coming of Age
Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E! * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others!A LibraryReads Pick “HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it.”— Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The ProposalWhen becoming an adult means learning to love yourself first.With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father’s plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn’t feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her parent’s expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows.In New York, she’s able to ignore all the constant questions about her future plans and falls hard for her creative and beautiful wife, Yuki Yamamoto. But when reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she’s been running from all along—the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood.
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"I was kinda meh about it, if I'm honest. 🤷♀️ The writing seemed torn between trying to be a rom-com, and wanting to be a serious discussion about mental health and family dynamics, but I didn't feel like it really stuck either landing. 😕 Overall, it was just... Fine. 🤷♀️ A quick read, at least. "
"This book is healing, I mean it is beyond poetic and beautiful. It made me feel like I can be a black girl favored by the sun and touched by the stars and effortlessly in love. I could NOT PUT IT DOWNNNN!!! It feels intimate and big, like I’m going to need to sit down and make room to process this later. #lgbtq #wlw #sapphicreads "