The 45 books I read in 2020. Do we overlap?
The crime happens at an anti-natal BBQ - the kind of place you wouldn’t expect conflict, right?
The fourth volume from a wonderful hub of flash fiction stories.
“Being a heterosexual woman who loved men meant being a translator for their emotions, a palliative nurse for their pride and a hostage negotiator for their egos.”
Dealing with issues of parental love (or the lack thereof), blame, homosexuality, self-loathing, love, loss, illness, trust and lies, Nightingale is somehow about nothing and everything all at once.
"But the engine for Judaism isn’t faith. It’s doubt."
“Though we longed not to be lonely, we also feared the pain it would take us to be brought out of our lonely states. And after that fear, could we be guaranteed that we would never be returned to a state of loneliness again? We could not.”
"I am haunted by this history but I also haunt it back."
By Megan Thomas I hear people say things like, "I love reading, I just don't have the time", a lot. But I genuinely think that the only reason people think this is true is because they're imagining trying to get stuck into The Lord Of The Rings or War and Peace between tube stations or…
"I was so preoccupied with the idea of losing my body, it had never occurred to me that I might lose my mind."