You Think It, I’ll Say It

Thank you to the lovely people at Random House for my copy of You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld.  All thoughts and images are my own.


Title: You Think It, I’ll Say It
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre: Short stories
Pub date: April 24, 2018
Read if you like: Her Body and Other Parties and snarky thoughts about the state of our society.

Morgan’s thoughts:

I have a confession to make: I have become a complete short story addict.  This collection is just another genius group of stories to add to the list of incredible collections I’ve read this year: Her Body and Other Parties and All the Names They Used for God.  You Think It, I’ll Say It takes a more realistic, less horrific approach, but is no less entrancing.   Continue reading


Thank you to the lovely people at Random House for my copy of Educated by Tara Westover.  All thoughts and images are my own.

The details:

Title: Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Genre: Memoir
Pub date: February 20, 2018
Read if you like: The Glass Castle and picking your jaw up off the floor after it has dropped multiple times.

Morgan’s thoughts:

This was a completely mind-blowing read.  I’m not sure what I expected, but this was not it.  I was shocked by the level of access Westover gives the reader into her past.  Her honesty is so compelling.  Once I got into the second half of this memoir, I found it nearly impossible to put down. Continue reading

The Female Persuasion

Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)

Greer Kadetsky is a college freshman when she meets the woman who will change her life.  Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others.  Hearing Faith speak for the first time, in a crowded campus chapel, Greer feels her inner world light up. She and Cory, her high school boyfriend, have both been hardworking and ambitious, jokingly referred to as “twin rocket ships,” headed up and up and up.  Yet for so long Greer has been full of longing, in search of a purpose she can’t quite name. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites her to make something out her new sense of awakening. Over time, Faith leads Greer along the most exciting and rewarding path of her life, as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory, and the future she’d always imagined.  As Cory’s path, too, is altered in ways that feel beyond his control, both of them are asked to reckon with what they really want. What does it mean to be powerful? How do people measure their impact upon the world, and upon one another? Does all of this look different for men than it does for women? Continue reading

March 2018

Each of the books I read in March, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible!

  • For an insightful new translation of a book you didn’t think you needed to reread after high school but now you do: The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson
  • For a kooky adventure that’ll have you wanting to sharpen your math skills: The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs
  • For a night of Israeli stand-up that will have you cringing with discomfort: A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
  • For an enchanting memoir that will leave you loving soil in a way never thought possible: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • For a terrific coming of age story of a group of adult friends: The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman
  • For a well-paced mystery that will immerse you in a small town in Japan: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan
  • For a classic that will make you cry in public if you dare read this book on the subway: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • For a heart-wrenching read that will force you to reconsider what you consider love: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
  • For a thought-provoking, bone-chilling collection of short stories: All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva
  • For a fantastical walk down memory lane: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • For a flowing series of vignettes about a woman growing up in her 30s: Laura and Emma by Kate Greathead
Pass on Sunburn by Laura Lippman.