Unexpectedly beautiful. Uplifting at the last.

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Dark Matter

Books | Blake Crouch

Redemptive in a way I didn't expect from the Twilight-y beginning.

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My Name is Memory

Books | Ann Brashares

A wrenching glimpse into the mundane moments that make up the big things in life. Age, loss, barriers, perceptions all examined

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Olive Kitteridge

Books | Elizabeth Strout

Honestly, I'm still reweaving the storylines in my head to determine which was reality, which was dissociation, and which was pure myth. It enveloped me, and I will be turning it over in memory for a long time.

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The Porpoise

Books | Mark Haddon

Not time travel, but definitely messing with the reader's perception of the timeline. The twist snuck up on me until right before it was revealed.

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The Silent Patient

Books | Alex Michaelides

I often only wonder about the author as I finish a book. I knew this had to be a woman; I felt such kinship with this reluctant goddess, with her hopeless need to be everything she can't be, all at once. I loved mythology as a kid, so this felt like a grown up redecoration of my childhood bedroom.

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Books | Madeline Miller

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