Books Read in May

Ending the month with a summary of the books I read in May: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn.  Rating: 3.5 stars + review Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.  Rating: 4 stars + review The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley.  Rating: 4 stars + review Judas by Amos Oz.  Rating: 4 stars + review The… Continue reading Books Read in May

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Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan Rating: 4 stars This was high on my list of books to read in 2017, so I was thrilled when I finally got it! This is a great summer read.  It's light and fluffy and perfect to read with a glass of something sparkling or a cup of tea… Continue reading Rich People Problems

All Our Wrong Todays

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai Rating: 3.5 stars This story follows Tom as he becomes the first person to travel through time. He leaves his version of 2016, where the creation of unlimited energy in 1965 paved the way for a Jetson's like existence with hover cars, teleportation, and automatic food generators (no… Continue reading All Our Wrong Todays

Fever Dream

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin Rating: 4.5 stars This is my second book finished in my attempt to read three 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlisted works before the winner is announced next month. For the first time in a long while, he looked down and saw his hands. If you have had this experience, you'll know… Continue reading Fever Dream

City Mouse

City Mouse by Stacey Lender Rating: 3 stars Expected publication: June 6, 2017 Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review I wanted to love this book because it's about one of my biggest fears: moving to the suburbs. I plan on living in a city forever, and would absolutely hate the 'burbs.… Continue reading City Mouse

The Animators

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker Rating: 4.5 stars   I loved this book. It was touching, depressing, and hopeful all at once. The Animators tells the story of creative team Mel and Sharon from Sharon's perspective, starting from their first shared joint at an elite college through the effects of their first major animated movie… Continue reading The Animators

Theft by Finding

Theft by Finding by David Sedaris Rating: 4.5 stars ARC, Available May 30th I was lucky enough to win an early copy of Theft by Finding, and it was the perfect book to have during a family visit (which is also why I haven't posted anything recently). I have to admit that I have only read one… Continue reading Theft by Finding

Feminist Non-fiction Recommendations

You may have noticed from other posts, but I love reading about feminism.  While fiction can provide a creative outlet to explore topics related to sexism in today's society, there are several excellent non-fiction works and essay collections that I read recently and want to share: The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley - 4… Continue reading Feminist Non-fiction Recommendations

The Purity Myth

The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti Rating: 5 stars I experienced an abstinence only health program when I was in high school, so this book really resonated with me.  My health teacher even used the gum metaphor. "Guys, would you want to chew someone else's used… Continue reading The Purity Myth

Judas

Judas by Amos Oz Rating: 4 stars I read Judas as part of my goal to read three of the Man Book Prize International Prize shortlisted works for 2017. I had to sit and think on this book for a while before deciding on its rating. It's a slow, quiet book that will make you think.… Continue reading Judas