An Update on My Reading Goal: Everything I Never Told You

The most recent book I finished from this list published by the Huffington Post is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

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The first line of the book tells us that a teenage girl is dead. From there, we delve into the dynamic relationships of her surviving family members. There are secrets and bitterness her mother, father, and brother held under the surface until this tragic death unleashes everything. Meanwhile, her little sister struggles to cope.

The story examines how a tragic death can deeply change us and the people we love. What sets this book apart is that the author focuses very little on the death itself, but instead writes about those left behind.

Here’s an updated list. The first five books on this list are the ones I had read prior to discovering the list:

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnston
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Her by Christa Parravani
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
NW by Zadie Smith
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

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