Daisy Jones & The Six

Thank you to the lovely people at BookSparks for my copy of Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

The Details:

Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Fictional interviews
Pub date: March 5, 2019
Read if you like: A Star Is Born, Sound City, sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll. And the interview collection Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness. Continue reading

My Own “Girls Write Now”

As a tribute to Girls Write Now‘s publication today, I’ve written something in the style of the other essays in the book.  Something I’d like to talk about with my past self.  I wouldn’t call it advice, per se, because I’m not sure what advice I’d give.  But it did force me to think.  Thank you to Tin House for sharing this book with me, and for giving me the chance for this self-reflection.

THE DETAILS:

Title: Girls Write Now: Two decades of true stories from young female voices
Genre: Essay Collections
Pub date: October 16, 2018
Read if you like: female voices, honesty, and vulnerability.

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Passing for Human

Thank you to the lovely people at Random House for my copy of Passing for Human by Liana Finck.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: Passing for Human
Author: Liana Finck
Genre: Graphic Memoir
Pub date: September 15, 2018
Read if you like: graphic novels and admittedly unreliable narrators. Continue reading

Spooky Reads for Fall

Happy (almost) Halloween, bookworms! I’m not sure about y’all, but I am so ready to be done with the 80 degree days with 1000% humidity.  Bring on the cool, crisp fall I love so much.  My sweaters are itching to be worn outside of the confines of my extremely over air conditioned office.  In lieu of the weather I crave, I’ve crafted this list of spooky reads to conjure that feeling.  Some are favorites of mine, others are on my TBR.  Curl up under a blanket with a mug of hot apple cider, light a fall candle, and crack open one of these reads.  Let’s get spooky!

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Paris 2018

Bookworms! So here’s the skinny.  This is a summary of the highlights of our three day Parisian adventure.  I would in no way consider this a guide to Paris because a. I’m absolutely not an expert and b. I’ve been to Paris before so we didn’t do some of the more obvious things (the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, Versailles, etc).  So use this more as inspiration than as the gospel.  Or just as a way to vicariously transport yourself to this magical city.  Because Paris is always a good idea. Continue reading

Slothilda

Thank you to Dante Fabiero for my copy of Slothilda. All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: Slothilda
Author: Dante Fabiero
Genre: Comic Series
Pub date: October 2, 2018
Read if you like: the illustrations of Liz Climo and all things sloth. Continue reading

September 2018

All of the books I read in September, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in depth reviews wherever possible.

  • For when you’re craving a story of politely estranged families: Strike Your Heart by Amélie Nothomb
  • For when you’d rather be creeped out than sleep at night: You by Caroline Kepnes
  • For a novel that reads like short stories: There There by Tommy Orange
  • For the rom-com with the right combo of romance and realism: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  • For a graphic memoir that will make you chuckle and cry: Passing For Human by Liana Finck
  • For that story of female friendship across years and continents: The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles
  • For when you just want to escape on that good old childhood adventure: Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit
  • For that reminder that girls have been doing badass things for a really long time: The Radical Element by Jessica Spotswood
  • For the chance to compete in a magical but dangerous game: Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  • For the one that will make you cry: The Caregiver by Samuel Park
  • For a swashbuckling & diverse teenage adventure tale: A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • For a melancholy afternoon submerged in words and water: The Seas by Samantha Hunt

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There There

Thank you to the lovely people at Knopf for my copy of There, There by Tommy Orange.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: There There
Author: Tommy Orange
Genre: Fiction with multiple points of view
Pub date: June 5, 2018
Read if you like: a novel that feels like a collection of short stories. Continue reading

The Seas

Thank you to the lovely people at Tin House for my copy of The Seas by Samantha Hunt.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: The Seas
Author: Samantha Hunt
Genre: Modern Mermaid Mythology
Pub date: November 1, 2004 – re-released July 10, 2018
Read if you like: magical realism, The Bell Jar, Han’s Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” Continue reading