Book Review · Contemporary

Current Read: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

22822858The tail end of this year has been a horrible one in terms of reading- I’ve been in a perpetual slump since September, so much so that I’ve completely given up on TBRs. And to think I was ambitious enough to try for 120 books this year!

With my recent Book Outlet purchase- I’m planning a haul post soon!-, I bought A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Sayyeda from Literary Hues recommended the read to me and, in turn, I thought it would be perfect in taking me out of my slump. And yes, I was wrong. 10 points from Slytherin, I guess.

Despite the fact that I’m only 200 pages in the book out of a whopping 700, I’m thoroughly enjoying the read- even though my extremely slow pace frustrates me like nothing else. I’m not sure about the entirety of the novel, but so far I’ve encountered a minimal amount of dialogue. Most of what I read have been stunningly amazing passages detailing the creation of these beautifully three-dimensional characters. Although I’m enjoying the character setup greatly, hopefully Yanagihara incorporates more dialogue as I delve into the central parts of A Little Life.

So far, so good. Sayyeda, I’m holding you to this!


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Previous review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

Until next time!

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One thought on “Current Read: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

  1. That does sound good – I will look out for it 😀

    I have found it is difficult to get through very long books – I tried to read The Goldfinch, but I had to give up when I was half way through. I also did the same thing with The Historian. But they are very long books, so by the time you are half way through reading them, you’ve read a novel’s worth of pages!

    As you say, you are two hundred pages into your book, and some books are only two hundred pages long! So you can feel some satisfaction, as if you have read the first novel in a trilogy called A Little Life, which has been compiled into one book 😉

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