Reviews – to follow

Maude by Donna Mabry
The pain never really goes away. It gets better, and you finally get to a place where you aren’t thinking about it every minute of every day.
Donna Mabry, Maude

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Hollowness: that I understand. I’m starting to believe that there isn’t anything you can do to fix it. That’s what I’ve taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps
Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
Always worth it to have tried, even if you fail, even if you fall like a meteor forever. Better to have flamed in the darkness, to have inspired others, to have lived, than to have sat in the darkness, cursing the people who borrowed, but did not return, your candle.
Neil Gaiman, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Growing up and growing old. Playing. Exploring. Like Pooh and Piglet. And then like the Famous Five. And then like Heidi and Anne of Green Gables. And then like Pandora, opening the great big box of the world and not being afraid, not even caring whether what’s inside is good or bad. Because it’s both. Everything is always both.
But you have to open it to find that out.
M.R. Carey, The Girl with All the Gifts

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Shelves without books were lonely and just plain wrong.
Ruta Sepetys, Out of the Easy

1984 by George Orwell
The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.
George Orwell, 1984