Books in Real Life, Episode 15: The Careful Undressing of Love

For this month's Books in Real Life we chose... The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu! In the book, the girls of Devonairre Street are a mystery. They're marked by tragedy and bound by seemingly strange traditions like believing lemons help with grief, having tea and honey cake on birthdays and wearing keys around their necks. We decided walk in their shoes for a couple hours by visiting the 9/11 Memorial at WTC and going to lunch at a Russian restaurant called Mari Vanna that served honeycake. (We also wore key necklaces!) 

Here are some of our favorite photos from our day!

Survey time! At the end of every Books In Real Life post, we are going to answer a few questions:

Anything you wish you'd known beforehand?
I underestimated how cold it would be in the morning! But otherwise, it was a really nice day.

What was your favorite part? Oddly enough, something not pictured here. After we visited the memorial, went to the Occulus to take the subway. It was my first time ever seeing it and we ended up taking pictures and shopping for a bit. 

Would we do it again? Yes, I'm always up for a day that involves exploring the city, eating good food and hanging out with Alexa. 


Don't forget to head over Alexa's blog to see her post!

1 comment

  1. I'm so glad that we had a chance to do a BooksIRL for this book since I liked it so much! Plus, I think that's it definitely a different take on this feature since the things we did were more symbolic of the story. Still, it was really fun!


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