I can definitely see why this books is a bit love it or hate it. The story of Dexter and Em is given to us in snapshots, Starting from their meeting at uni up to their late 30s, the book oozes sexual tension, but with an increasingly dark edge which reminded me of Sally Rooney’s novels.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn has a wonderful fairy-tale feel, combining Persian mythology with elements of Sleeping Beauty, to give us the story of a girl who is poisonous to the touch as she is determined to find her place in the magical world around her.
Paris, 1828. The city reels from the failed Revolution. The Royal Court rules the city by day and nine criminal guilds rule the streets at night. When Nina Thenardier’s money-hungry father sells her beloved sister to the Tiger, the brutish Lord of the Guild of Flesh, Nina swears to do all she can to free Azelma from his clutches.
Burnt Sugar – The story investigates the dysfunctional relationship between a mother, Tara, and daughter, Antara, living in the Indian city of Pune after Tara’s memory starts to fail.
How Much of These Hills is Gold – C Pam Zhang’s exceptional debut, How Much of These Hills is Gold, has to be one of my favorite reads of the year so for.