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Half a Century

49 The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

I found the premise very interesting, especially because I didn’t know much about the topic. However, I enjoyed the modern day story component so much more than Ann Eliza’s. I felt the writing style and tone was very accurate, but I found her to be downright annoying. I assumed her boss at times.

50 Jumpstart the Work by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Read this one so fast, didn’t realize it was YA fix. I loved the story, although I wish Wilbur wasn’t gay… I wanted him and Elle to end up together.

51 This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

I liked it, I liked how it is set in Jersey and I knew a lot of the places he was writing about. I didn’t realize at first it was told from a few different characters’ perspectives, so that was a little confusing.

52 Heads or Tails by Leslie Gordon

A woman takes her friend’s baby while she recovers from postpartum depression. Chick lit for sure, I liked it except I felt the author was repetitive at times, and talked about stupid stuff way too much.


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44 Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell
Interesting. Different. Strange. But a happy ending.

45 The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
Moving. Fascinating. Emotionally disturbing. Resonated with me.

46 Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Loved it, but what the duck ending?!

47 Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Sweet and sad, couldn’t put it down

48 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Lovable, despite not reading fanfic/Harry potter ever