Cover of book Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

emma straubTitle: Modern Lovers

Author: Emma Straub

Pub Dates: US May 31, 2016 | UK June 30, 2016

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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If you are looking for an easy summer read – don’t be bother by my review. Because if you are looking for an easy breezy read for a beach – this is your choice. The story takes place during the summer, and it just adds this nice feeling to a summer reading. You might even find this book humorous, like the book blurb is trying to convince us, but don’t expect laugh-out-loud humour. Plus, the cover is a beauty and will coordinate with your swimsuit perfectly!

I finished this book so angry! And it’s not the good kind of angry that happens when you upset because author messed with your head and now you don’t know what to do with your life after finishing the book. It was the wrong kind of angry. The whole time I was being fooled into thinking that this life exists and that this book shows some deeper meaning into the life of family, that it demonstrates how life might look like when troubles appear. But there is no way that all the stuff that happened in the book could happen in real life like that. I refuse to believe it. And because of that, I felt cheated.

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In Twenty Years by Allison Win Scotch book cover

REVIEW: In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch

9781503935242_86a53Title: In Twenty Years

Author: Allison Winn Scotch

Pub Date: July 1st, 2016

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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You might want to pretend you can reinvent yourself; you might want to give yourself that chance to wash it away into blank pace, but you can’t. The past doesn’t change. That history doesn’t change. You don’t change unless you swim so hard upstream that you’re lucky not to exhaust yourself into drowning. It’s no surprise that no one else changes neither. […]
The past is who you are. The future is what you do with that.

This is a reunion story. First, we meet a group of six friends on the last day of their college life – Bea, a leader of the group, is making them all to write up a letter to older self, a letter that they will read again in 20 years. Then we fast forward almost two decades from that day. Now everything is completely different than the life of twenty-something college students that thought that everything is possible and that they will be friends, a family forever.

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