What I read in 2015, part ii

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What I read in 2015, part ii

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante

“If Pasquale’s love was a sign of how much someone could like Lila, the love of Marcello—a young man who was handsome and wealthy, with a car, who was harsh and violent, a Camorrist, used, that is, to taking the women he wanted—was, in my eyes, in the eyes of all my contemporaries, and in spite of his bad reputation, in fact, perhaps even because of it, a promotion, the transition from skinny little girl to woman capable of making anyone bend to her will.”

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins

“The weekend stretches out ahead of me, forty-eight empty hours to fill. I lift the can to my mouth again, but there’s not a drop left.”

 

AMERICANAH by Chimamada Ngozi Adiche

“Princeton, in the summer, smelled of nothing, and although Ifemelu liked the tranquil greenness of the many trees, the clean streets and stately homes, the delicately overpriced shops, and the quiet, abiding air of earned grace, it was this, the lack of a smell, that most appealed to her, perhaps because the other American cities she knew well had all smelled distinctly.”

 

IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? AND OTHER CONCERNS by Mindy Kaling

“One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.”

 Part iii coming soon!

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