by Sally Rooney
Not sure I’ve ever read anything like this before. Part love story, part psychological study, part socio-economic observation, part identity crisis. When I was in college my roommate and I would get into philosophical discussions and this felt right in line with them (and where my brain was when I was in college). Characters were very complex, realistic and well-developed. Not sure why it’s called “Normal People”. Maybe as a way of stating that everyone has their problems and are complex people.