Buy a Whisker

Buy a Whisker by Sofie Ryan Rating: 4 stars After spending the previous 2 weeks reading about HRC's 2016 presidential campaign (then watching Trump f*ck even more things up) and Earth's potential destruction at the hands of an alien species, I needed something a bit lighter to focus on.  When in doubt, I always go… Continue reading Buy a Whisker

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The Three Body Problem

The Three Body Problem by  Liu Cixin Rating: 5 stars I am still recovering from this awe-inspiring read after a week.  It's that good.  I am not normally a huge sci-fi fan, but this book was incredible.  I loved that it had the right amount of hard science mixed in with the alien plot.  Plus,… Continue reading The Three Body Problem

Books Read in September

Well, September was a better month for reading, but worse for my blog posts.  I have been unexpectedly away from internet/my laptop for an extended period, but will hopefully be back to a regular posting schedule soon.  Below are the books I finished last month: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie, Rating: x stars + review… Continue reading Books Read in September

What Happened

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton Rating: 4.5 stars  "It wasn't all yoga and breathing: I also drank my share of chardonnay." Same, Hillary. Same. What Happened?  That's something I've asked myself over and over since the election, and I still can't find a satisfying answer that doesn't make me lose hope in humanity.  This… Continue reading What Happened

Quick Take: This Savage Song

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Rating: 5 stars Summary: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future… Continue reading Quick Take: This Savage Song

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Rating: 3 stars I wanted to love this book so much.  I loved Everything I Never Told You, and I did love Ng's writing in this one.  However, I couldn't get over what felt like an invalidation of adoptive parents.  I know Ng said in multiple interviews that we… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere

The Golden House

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie Rating: 4.5 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is an ambitious work, a Gatsby-ish and gothic look at a great family's fall from grace.  Throughout the main plot Rushdie drops in major events from the mirroring decline of the last decade,… Continue reading The Golden House

Quick take: You Play the Girl

You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages by Carina Chocano Rating: 4 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Summary: In this smart, funny, impassioned call to arms, a pop culture critic merges memoir and commentary to explore how our… Continue reading Quick take: You Play the Girl

Books out today, August 22nd

Hi all!  I have been lucky enough to read and review two books that are being released today.  Both were amazing, two of my favorites of 2017 so far, and I suggest you check them out if you get a chance. Young Jane Young describes the aftermath of an affair with a married politician on the… Continue reading Books out today, August 22nd

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Rating: 5 stars I know I am incredibly late to the party on this one, but I am so glad I finally read it.  Gay's essays are powerful and insightful while still being relatable.  I really appreciated reading about how Gay herself is a "bad feminist."  She is an outspoken… Continue reading Bad Feminist