Books Read in March

Thought I would end the month by posting a summary of the books I read: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit - Rating: 4 stars Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel - Rating: 4 stars Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims - Rating: 3 stars Human Acts… Continue reading Books Read in March

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The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Rating: 4 stars With the exception of The Hate U Give, I haven't read a YA novel in a while.  This one was a Book of the Month Club selection that sounded too interesting to pass up, and I'm glad I read it. It's beautiful, touching,… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star

Spaceman of Bohemia

Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar Rating: 4 stars I managed to push through this book despite my extreme arachnophobia (this will make sense in a minute). The spaceman of the title, Jakub, jumps at a chance to go on an eight month mission to space and be the first human to attempt to retrieve… Continue reading Spaceman of Bohemia

Difficult Women

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay Rating: 4.5 stars This book was a gift from my best friend who knows me well and couldn’t believe I hadn’t read anything by Roxane Gay before.  Honestly, I can’t believe it either.  Bad Feminist has been on my list for a while but I never got around to it. … Continue reading Difficult Women

Exit West

Exist West by Mohsin Hamid Rating: 5 stars This was an amazing book that follows two soon-to-be migrants in the beginning of their relationship as they flee from a devastating civil war.  Nadia and Saeed meet during  a night class and start dating despite the chaos quickly developing in their town.  Road blocks, electrical outages,… Continue reading Exit West

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Rating: 5 stars I can describe this book in three words: incredible, heartbreaking, and necessary. Told through the eyes of 16 year old Starr, it describes a fatal police shooting and its aftermath.  Starr’s childhood friend Khalil, a 16 year old African American, is shot during a traffic… Continue reading The Hate U Give

Books I’m Excited About

Even though my current ‘to-read’ pile is 15 books deep and growing, I keep looking for new titles.  Here’s a quick list of 6 books I can’t wait to read once they’re released. What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah (April 4) I love stories that focus on… Continue reading Books I’m Excited About

Human Acts

Human Acts by Han Kang Rating: 5 stars Amazing and devastating.  Human Acts is written as a series of short stories that are connected through the brutal violence during the Gwangju Uprising.  It begins with a student searching for his missing friend during the uprising.  While deep down he already knows what happened to his… Continue reading Human Acts

Marlena

I was able to get this book early through Book of the Month Club. If you haven’t checked them out before I highly recommend doing so.  They always have a great selection, and you can add additional books each month for $9.99.   Marlena by Julie Buntin Rating: 4 stars Reading about Marlena and Cat… Continue reading Marlena

Diamonds

I am fascinated by diamonds.  Not the stones themselves, but the concept.  How in the past 100 years they became completely intertwined with engagements and the symbol for eternal love.  Not to mention that their value is entirely dependent on their falsely perceived scarcity.  In what is perhaps one of the best marketing campaigns in… Continue reading Diamonds