Lazy Sunday Reading with Mrs: Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies by Lauren GroffOverall: 4 stars (out of 5)

Recommended: Yes!


Lauren Groff’s writing style in Fates and Furies is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. She uses what’s called “third person omniscient point of view” and I found this particularly effective at making the novel feel more intimate. Because the narrator (and subsequently me as the reader) knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters, I felt like I wasn’t just reading about them, I was them. Their thoughts and feelings were my thoughts and feelings. I got lost in the story more than I have in any story I’ve read before this one. Simply saying ‘I couldn’t put it down’, does not adequately describe how much I enjoyed this book. There was a physical need I felt to be reading this book when I wasn’t. My mind craved being in the character’s minds.

I prefer to be transported into a reality far from mine when I read a book or watch a movie. Surprisingly, the fact that the novel didn’t transport me was what I loved most about it. It was a real love story. It was not told through a filtered lens. It was raw and uncomfortable with happy and sad endings. It was dramatic, passionate, and full of secrets. I could have been reading about my own love story, or yours.

If you’re looking for a book to read this summer, I highly recommend Fates and Furies!

Mrs' Happy GIF Vibes!

I wanted a more interactive way to market one of my latest posts (Mrs' Lazy Sunday Series: Reading with Mrs.) on Instagram and turned to GIFs! As I searched for the perfect GIF for that post I fell into a rabbit hole of Gilmore Girl related GIFs and I am not mad about it! [wpvideo 2K6Db3Ln] [wpvideo tagV3tTb] 

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