Review: ‘These Impossible Things’ by Salma El-Wardany

In June, the #ReadWithMC community dove deep into Salma El-Wardany’s These Impossible Things, an unputdownable novel about three friends navigating love, family, and faith. One reader (@alanna_dreamingwithopeneyes) described El-Wardany’s debut—which was also named June’s Read With Jenna book club pick—as “not straight female lit, not romance, but rather a novel that bobs and weaves into a light version of contemporary fiction. ”

In the words of Melissa (@the_reading_affair), “This book stole my heart.” readers loved These Impossible Things‘ Nuanced depiction of female friendship, with some reviews taking care to include content warnings (These Impossible Things includes descriptions of physical and emotional abuse and sexual assault).

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