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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Rachel Joyce
Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Ellen J. Prager
Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks 3.5 stars. Pretty straightforward historical fiction about the plague hitting a small town in England. I think the ending tried to do too much and the epilogue was kinda weird. Besides that, the writing was pretty good and I really like the themes she touched on, hope and despair, God and loss of faith, the pervasive misogyny, the kindness and the cruelty. It felt very bleak, and so probably true to life. I didn't really feel Anna's growth and there were some minor annoyances but overall it was interesting.