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  1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Enjoyed the book and the series. It kind of reminded me of Emily Giffin’s books. I read another review and someone had mentioned she tends to take some time to get to the climax of the book  and has too much filler. Wait, I think this is a conversation I had with my sister. Can’t remember. Either way, I enjoyed and plan to read her other books. The series on HBO was really good and the casting was pretty spot on. I know I read that she had Nicole Kidman in mind when she wrote the character Celeste. I heard there may be a second season and I really hope there isn’t. If there is, I will probably watch for the wardrobe and the scenery. I still think about Laura Dern and those flares.
  2. How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell. First of all, I don’t even understand how this girl is still alive. I don’t even understand how she still has the opprortuniy to have a chance in the fashion/magazine industry. Wait, I do know. It’s called White Privilege. I will give credit to Cat as she mentions early on in the her book that she does have White Privilege. I first discovered Cat when she was writing for XOJane and since I love a good train wreck, I instantly liked her. But then her life got too dark for me but when I saw she had a book coming out I  had to read it. Some parts are heavy – very difficult to read. But I love all things beauty so being able to learn about behind the scenes was pretty great. Also, she roomed with Nev Schulman (of Catfish fame) and that was an interesting pairing
  3. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain‎ by Phoebe Robinson. When you think you are alone in your struggles… Growing up I used to think I was the only person who would have outlandish thoughts about my face, hair, and body, dealt with racial micro-aggressions (and some that were not so micro), liking things that weren’t considered “black.”.  In her book, Phoebe talks about her experience with micro-aggressions and not always feeling comfortable standing up for herself, embarrass thoughts and moments in her life and advice she would give to herself. I relate to Phoebe in so many different ways. Except for her love for Bono. Now her love for Lenny Kravitz, I understand. Because, Lenny Kravitz.
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