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Pronouns: he/him Reading is my escape. Books are my love language.

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Rainer's books

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2024 Reading Goal

43% complete! Rainer has read 13 of 30 books.

Bryan Washington: Family Meal (2023, Penguin Publishing Group) 4 stars

Growing up, TJ was Cam's boy next door. When Cam needed a home, TJ's parents …

A great book for book club

4 stars

I read this one for my book club and at first didn't particularly enjoy it, but the more I started thinking and talking about it the more that I started to appreciate the depth and the humanity of the characters.

Also, there's a trigger warning at the beginning of this book and its 100% necessary. It's not a lighthearted read, and the trigger warning is there for a reason.

R. F. Kuang: Babel (Hardcover, 2022, Harper Voyager) 4 stars

From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History …

An Anticolonial Classic

5 stars

I am having trouble finding words to describe this book. Great? Profound? Fantastically entertaining and terrifying? All of the above?

Do yourself a favor and read this book as soon as you can.